COWELL TO BE A DAD
Simon Cowell is going to be a daddy. Us Weekly reports The X Factor judge is expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, the wife of his close friend Andrew Silverman. According to reports, the Silvermans are still married, but they “have been unhappy in their marriage for some time and their divorce has been in the works for a while.” Insiders say as the marriage broke down, Simon and Lauren became close, with sources telling The Mail they’ve been seeing each other for at least a year. Insiders say Lauren is “about 10 weeks along.”
LOHAN LEAVES REHAB
Lindsay Lohan is out of rehab. The Mean Girls star’s 90-day court-ordered stint in rehab is over and she was photographed leaving Cliffside Malibu Rehab Center on Tuesday. According to TMZ, she’s expected to stay with a sober living coach for the next few days. Lindsay’s lawyer Shawn Holley was in court yesterday with proof that Lindsay completed her sentence. The CEO of Cliffside sent a note to the judge suggesting Lindsay needed three, 50-minute therapy sessions a week, explaining, “If these sessions are not required by the court and attendance verified once a month to ensure accountability, it is a set up for almost certain failure." The judge apparently agreed, and ordered Lindsay continue counseling for the next 16 months.
OPRAH FEELS STRONGLY ABOUT THE N-WORD
Oprah Winfrey has no tolerance for use of the N-word. In a new interview with Parade, the former talk show host explained, “It shows my age, but I feel strongly about [the n-word] … I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree." Oprah adds that kids today don’t know "diddly-squat" about the civil rights movement, and says she thinks more needs to be done regarding race relations. "Are more people judged by the content of their character than by the color of their skin? Yes,” she says. “Is everybody judged by the content of their character? Absolutely not."
NIGELLA & HUBBY DIVORCE
Nigella Lawson was granted a divorce from her husband Charles Saatchi yesterday. Neither Nigella nor Charles was in court for the 70-second hearing that ended their 10-year marriage. Court papers show Nigella cited Charles’ unreasonable behavior as reason for the divorce, which will become final in six weeks. In June, paparazzi snapped photos that appeared to show Charles choking his wife while they were out to dinner. He claimed the photos were misinterpreted, and announced he was divorcing Nigella for not standing up for him.
VANITY FAIR’S BEST DRESSED LIST REVEALED
Just because she’s been pregnant for the last nine months, doesn’t mean Kate Middleton lost her sense of style. In fact, the new mother has just landed on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List. Others making the list include: Kerry Washington, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan, Keith Richards, Victoria Beckham, LeBron James, Brooke Shields and Charlize Theron.
IDOL’S KRIS ALLEN IS A DAD
American Idol champ Kris Allen and wife Katy welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday. Oliver Neil Allen weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces. The proud papa tweeted the good news, writing, “Happy Day!!!! My little stud was born today. Oliver is here people!"
ROWLING RECEIVES SETTLEMENT
J.K. Rowling has settled a lawsuit brought against the law firm responsible for outing her pseudonym. The Sunday Times broke the news last month that the Harry Potter author wrote the mystery novel The Cuckoo’s Calling under the name Robert Galbraith, after receiving an anonymous tweet. It was later revealed the tweet came from a friend of Chris Gossage, a partner at the law firm Russells. Rowling sued Gossage and the firm for divulging confidential information and she was awarded an undisclosed sum, which will be donated to the UK’s Soldiers’ Charity. Gossage and representatives for the law firm also apologized to Rowling, and agreed to reimburse her legal costs.
ASHLEE SIMPSON HITS THE RED CARPET WITH NEW BEAU
Ashlee Simpson and new boyfriend Evan Ross made their first red carpet appearance together Tuesday. The pair, who was first linked in early July, attended the launch of Jessica Simpson’s Fall 2013 Campaign in New York, and walked hand-in-hand on the red carpet. Sources say Ashlee and Evan, Diana Ross’s son, have been friends for over ten years, and things recently turned romantic. “They have a long bond,” a source tells Us Weekly. “They already know each other really well.”
CLOONEY THE SPY
George Clooney is using his paycheck to spy on a war criminal. The Ocean’s Eleven star recently revealed that the money he makes doing overseas commercials for Nespresso goes to fund a spy satellite aimed at the Sudan. “Most of the money I make on the [Nespresso] commercials I spend keeping a satellite over the border of North and South Sudan to keep an eye on Omar al-Bashir [the Sudanese dictator charged with war crimes at The Hague],” he explained. “Then he puts out a statement saying that I'm spying on him and how would I like it if a camera was following me everywhere I went and I go 'well welcome to my life Mr. War Criminal.’ I want the war criminal to have the same amount of attention that I get. I think that's fair.” Al-Bashir has reportedly fled to Nigeria. He is accused of committing gruesome atrocities in the Darfur region of the country.
PALTROW IS ANTI-CLEANSE
Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about her eating habits in an article for the UK’s Telegraph and warns people against certain popular juice cleanses. "I've done juice cleanses in the past, and in my twenties I did the Master Cleanse, which left me hallucinating after 10 days," she said. "Be aware: a juice detox can crash your metabolism and lead to future weight gain." The skinny Paltrow also advises the public to skip the scale. "There is something punitive about weighing yourself," she wrote. "It can leave you vulnerable to shame and guilt, and it messes with you psychologically. Women naturally gain and lose weight during their monthly cycle anyway, so it can be more realistic to monitor your body shape with a measuring tape."
HOW BAILON GOT RID OF ROB KARDASHIAN
The Real co-host Adrienne Bailon admitted on the show this week that she faked a boyfriend in order to get rid of ex Rob Kardashian. Rob and the former Cheetah Girl dated for two years and broke up when he admitted cheating on her. An old episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians showed Rob reading a letter from what was allegedly Adrienne’s new beau, but she now admits she was the one who wrote it. “What all ya'll thought was that it was written by my boyfriend. It was not written by a boyfriend,” she explained. “That was written by me and my girl sitting on the sofa one day deciding to ourselves, ‘Well, how can we make him stop calling me?’’” She added, “I got left alone. I think it worked!”
FULL HOUSE STAR DENIES SHE’S IN REHAB
Former Full House star Jodie Sweetin is denying a National Enquirer report that claimed she checked herself into rehab. The tab suggested the 31-year-old, who has struggled with cocaine, crystal meth and alcohol addictions in the past, entered a $50,000-a-month residential treatment center. But Sweetin tells TMZ the story is “such bulls**t ... I am absolutely NOT in rehab." In fact, Jodie says she is working at an LA rehab center, and her boss is letting her live in a studio apartment on the property while she deals with her divorce from husband Morty Coyle. One thing the tab did get right is that Jodie has decided not to fight Coyle for full custody of their 2-year-old daughter Beatrix. Instead, the pair will share joint custody.
MASTERCEF RUNNER-UP ARRESTED
Season three MasterChef runner-up Josh Marks was taken into custody in Chicago earlier this week after a bizarre run-in with cops. According to TMZ, a University of Chicago police officer noticed an injured Marks trying to use an emergency phone, and asked him if something was wrong. Marks then lunged at the officer, struck him and grabbed for his gun. It took five officers, as well as pepper spray and a baton, to eventually take him down. Marks was transferred to a hospital, and when cops asked him why he went ballistic he blamed MasterChef host Gordon Ramsay, calling him an “a**hole” who possessed his body and transformed him into God. Marks is still hospitalized, but has been charged with assaulting a cop and resisting arrest, among other things.