SIMON WANTS BABY MAMA TO SETTLE WITH EX
Simon Cowell is not happy he’s being dragged into his baby mama’s divorce. TMZ reports the X Factor judge hates the bad publicity he’s getting from the scandal, so he’s pressuring Lauren Silverman to settle her divorce from hubby Andrew. Simon has been insisting to Lauren that any money she’ll get from Andrew is minimal because they have a prenup, and it doesn’t matter because Simon is loaded and he’ll take care of her. But the main problem is that Lauren and Andrew are fighting over custody of their 7-year-old son, and she doesn’t want to give in too easily. Meanwhile, insiders tell The New York Post that reports Lauren tricked Simon into getting pregnant are false, because she didn’t think she could get pregnant to begin with. Sources tell the paper Lauren “had been trying for a long time for another child” with Andrew, but “she had suffered a few miscarriages.” Added the insider, “She and Simon were not using protection because doctors said she couldn’t get pregnant. “ And as for reports Simon dumped Lauren six weeks ago, insiders say that’s not true. One source claims they were spotted together a few weeks ago in London, and another said Lauren’s been telling friends they are “together” and she wants to marry Simon.
OPRAH PREVIEWS LINDSAY INTERVIEW
Oprah Winfrey has released the first promo for her Oprah’s Next Chapter interview with Lindsay Lohan and it’s obvious Oprah didn’t go easy on the Mean Girls star. “Are you an addict?,” Oprah is heard asking, followed by, “What does it feel like to be both an adjective and a verb for child-star-gone-wrong?” Lindsay is seen in the clip wearing a bright orange dress, although she is never heard answering any questions. Oprah’s interview with Lindsay airs Sunday, August 18th.
LINDSAY CANCELS TRIP BECAUSE OF OPRAH
Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan is starring in an upcoming reality series for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network, and when Oprah’s your boss, you better not screw up. So it’s no surprise that Lindsay has taken Oprah’s advice and agreed to cancel her planned 3-week European vacation. Lindsay booked the trip while she was in rehab, but Oprah told her to avoid the vacation so she wouldn’t be tempted to relapse. Oprah was so concerned she called Lindsay multiple times over 24 hours, and Lindsay finally agreed to cancel her trip.
BACHELORETTE GETS ENGAGED/ NEW BACHELOR ANNOUNCED
Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock got engaged last night to Chris Siegfried on the season finale of the ABC relationship show. Just last week Desiree had her heart broken when Brooks Forester, who she had been falling in love with, left the show. Asked how she overcame the heartbreak, Desiree told host Chris Harrison, “Sometimes you have to go through the hard and the difficult to get to the good.” Meanwhile, Harrison announced last night that Juan Pablo Galavis will be the new Bachelor. The 32-year-old Venezuelan was sent home by Desiree earlier this season.
BRAND NOT A MARRIAGE FAN
It’s no wonder Russell Brand’s marriage to Katy Perry didn’t last. During a recent stand-up gig at The Soho Theatre in London, Brand joked that being married is only a little bit better than being a monk. “When you’re married, it’s one person. That’s one more than a monk. It’s not that different,” he joked, before adding. “I’d be having sex thinking ‘think of anyone, anyone else.’” Russell and Katy divorced in 2011 after only 14 months together.
BIEBER BLAMED FOR BAR BRAWL
Justin Bieber is causing trouble yet again. According to the New York Daily News the “Baby” singer was responsible for a brawl that took place Saturday night at a Hamptons nightclub. According to the paper, it all started when the 19-year-old flipped out after an unidentified clubgoer stood up for a female friend who tried to get into the roped off VIP section to chat with Bieber. The singer was having none of it, and, according to witnesses, “he ripped his shirt off and went nuts. He was screaming.” Justin’s bodyguards quickly ushered him out of the club, but later the clubgoer got into a physical altercation with Justin’s security and wound up knocked out on the ground. According to police, the clubgoer was the one who got aggressive with security. Bieber’s entourage is now under investigation. The injured clubgoer was taken to a hospital.
PATTINSON & STEWART RECONCILING?
Are Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson getting back together? X17 yesterday posted pictures of Pattinson parking his car outside his ex’s home, leading to speculation that a reconciliation may be in the works. “Rob looked nervous on his way to visit Kristen," claimed the X17 photographer. "He was trying to be discreet so no one would see him."
HOWARD ALLEGEDLY ABUSED EX
Terrence Howard, who stars in the new movie The Butler, is being accused of beating his ex-wife during an argument last week in Costa Rica. Apparently Terrence and ex Michelle Ghent recently hooked up again and took a trip with several of the actor’s family members. The pair got into an argument during the vacation and she claims Terrence beat her up. Terrence says Michelle maced him, his adult daughter and another family member, but insiders claim he made up the story to cover his actions. Police were called to the scene, and sources say Michelle plans to go to court to get a restraining order against her ex.
SKYFALL STAR COMES OUT
Ben Whishaw, who played James Bond’s gadget guy Q in Skyfall, revealed over the weekend he is gay, and is currently in a relationship with composer Mark Bradshaw, who he met while working on the movie Bright Star. "Ben has never hidden his sexuality, but like many actors he prefers not to discuss his family or life outside of his work," his rep tells The Daily Mail. "Due to speculation, I can confirm that Ben and Mark entered into a civil partnership in August 2012. They were proud to do so and are very happy."