COWELL’S BABY MAMA DRAMA
Simon Cowell’s baby mama and her estranged husband are in a war of words over her cheating. Friends of Lauren Silverman claim hubby Andrew knew about her relationship with Simon, and never had an issue with it because he was out partying with other woman. But insiders on Andrew’s side says that’s not true and he is furious Lauren’s peeps are leaking those stories. Andrew’s friends believe it’s just “a desperate attempt to smear him.” Meanwhile, sources tell The Mail Simon actually dumped Lauren six weeks ago, before he knew she was pregnant. “He and Lauren split up six weeks ago but the next thing we know he gets a phone call from her saying, 'Guess what?' Since then he has been feeling very confused about everything,” claims a source. But, the insider adds, Simon plans to stand by Lauren during her pregnancy
J.LO EXPECTED TO RETURN TO IDOL
Sounds like Jennifer Lopez will be making a return trip to American Idol. Deadline.com reports J.Lo has reached an agreement to rejoin the series’ upcoming thirteenth season. Details of the deal are not known, but Deadline reports she could be making the same salary she had when she left the show, which was around $15 million. Fox is expected to announce J.Lo’s return within the next week or two. As for the third judge’s spot, sources say will.i.am is the frontrunner for the position. And it looks like Jennifer Hudson, who was rumored to be joining the show, won’t be making the cut. Sources say that when producers couldn’t nab fellow Idol alums Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson, they decided to go in a different direction with the judging panel.
LINDSDAY CLEARING OUT THE BOOZE
Lindsay Lohan is really taking her sobriety seriously this time. According to TMZ, the 27-year-old, who got out of court-ordered rehab last week, is so determined to stay sober she’s clearing all the alcohol out of her home, and plans to demand hotel rooms, dressing rooms, and even her mom’s Long Island home be booze free when she’s there. Apparently she checked into the Beverly Hills Hotel last week and had the alcohol removed from the room prior to her arrival.
KIM APPEARS ON MOM’S TALK SHOW
Kim Kardashian sort of came out of hiding Friday. The new mom made a videotaped appearance on Kris Jenner’s talk show. "Hi mom, I just want to say congratulations on your new show," she said. "I'm sorry I couldn't be there in person, but I'm just loving life a little bit too much at home right now." But anyone hoping to get a glimpse at baby North or Kim’s post-baby figure were out of luck. The baby was nowhere in sight, and Kim was shot from the chest up so as not to reveal anything.
CRUZ & BARDEM NAME DAUGHTER LUNA
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have reportedly named their new daughter Luna Encinas Cruz. According to People, Luna means moon, while Encinas is Bardem’s first surname. The baby, born July 22nd, is the second child for the couple. Their son Leonardo is 2 ½.
HAS RAVEN-SYMONE COME OUT?
Former Cosby kid Raven-Symone appeared to confirm the long-standing rumors that she is a lesbian, with a tweet about gay marriage. "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you," she wrote Friday. She then retweeted the post when a fan commented, “she’s been out, momma just didn’t have time for bulls***.” Later on Friday, Raven gave a statement to toofab explaining why her pro-gay marriage tweet came more than a month after the Supreme Court overturned DOMA. "I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted,” she said. “I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to."
REMINI TO WRITE MEMOIR
Leah Remini may be ready to spill the beans about her recent departure from the Church of Scientology. The former King of Queens star tells Us Weekly that she’s about to write a memoir. Said Leah, "It will include my experiences, everything that's taboo to talk about.”
BATES SLAMS NBC
Kathy Bates isn’t one to mince words. While talking to TV critics about joining FX’s American Horror Story, she had some choice words for NBC about how they handled her former series Harry’s Law. "I think they treated us like sh*t," she said. "They kicked us to the curb. They disrespected us. They disrespected our 11 million viewers every week. And I think they're getting what they deserve." In fact, after how badly she was treated, she almost swore off TV. Said Kathy, "I thought after all of that, I wouldn't [go back to TV]. But I met with Ryan [Murphy], and I must say that when he pitched this show to me, this little kid in me started running around jumping."
CORY’S MOM THANKS FANS FOR THEIR SUPPORT
Cory Monteith’s mother has broken her silence for the first time since her son died last month. On Friday, Ann McGregor tweeted to her son’s fans, “I would like to thank all of Cory’s supporters at this extremely emotional time. Your support has been overwhelming… thank you!” Meanwhile, Cory’s girlfriend, actress Lea Michele seems to be finally getting on with her life. She was spotted Saturday with actress Joanna Garcia attending Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s baby shower in Los Angeles.
ELLE MACPHERSON WEDS
Model Elle MacPherson is a married woman. The former Fashion Star host married longtime boyfriend Jeffrey Soffer in Fiji on Saturday. This is the second marriage for Elle, who was previously married to fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon. She has two sons from her former relationship with Arpad Busson.
MEGAN FOX IS PREGNANT AGAIN
Megan Fox is preggers with baby No.2! The 27-year-old actress and her 40-year-old hubby, Brian Austin Green, have confirmed that they are expecting their second child together. “They are both very happy,” Fox’s rep said. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Noah Shannon, last September. Green is also dad to 11-year-old Kassius Lijah from his previous relationship with Vanessa Marcil.
ELLEN HOSTING THE OSCARS
Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the Oscars again! The talk show host was confirmed last Friday as host of the 86th annual Academy Awards, set to air March 2. She previously emceed the 79th annual Oscars in 2007. “I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time,” DeGeneres said, joking that “you know what they say – the third time’s the charm.” Executive producers for the awards show, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, said they are “thrilled” to have DeGeneres as host. “There are few stars today who have Ellen’s gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity. She is beloved everywhere and we expect that the audience at the Dolby Theatre, and in homes around the globe, will be as excited by this news as we are,” the two said in a joint statement. [See Spotlight On for more!]
NEW DOCTOR WHO NAMED
Peter Capaldi, probably best known for playing political advisor Malcolm Tucker on the British TV series The Thick of It, will be the 12th Time Lord on Doctor Who. The 55-year-old replaces Matt Smith, who announced his departure earlier this year, and will leave the show after the 50th anniversary show and Christmas special at the end of the year.
ROYAL BIRTH IS OFFICIALLY REGISTERED!
Prince William and Kate officially registered the birth of Prince George last Friday. The Palace announced that William, 31, was visited by a registrar from Westminster Council, who served as a witness while William signed the birth certificate for his newborn son. William and Kate’s occupations are listed as “Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom” on the document, and William listed their “usual address” as Kensington Palace. Prince George – full name George Alexander Louis - was born July 22. He is third-in-line to the throne.
BREAKING BAD NAMED PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Breaking Bad was named Program of the Year at Saturday night’s Television Critics Association Awards. Critics seemed to spread out their accolades, with no one show walking away with multiple honors. Other winners included: Outstanding Drama – Game of Thrones; Outstanding Comedy – The Big Bang Theory and Parks and Recreation; Outstanding New Program – The Americans; Individual Achievement in Drama – Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black; Outstanding Achievement in Comedy –Louis C.K., Louie; Outstanding Movie/Miniseries – Behind the Candelabra; and Outstanding Reality Program – Shark Tank.