HOW SIMON’S MISTRESS SNUCK AWAY FROM HUBBY
Simon Cowell’s baby mama is apparently a good liar. According to the New York Post, Lauren Silverman would tell her husband Andrew she was going to Miami to visit her mother, but instead would meet up with the X Factor judge. Most recently, Lauren flew to England to be with Simon for the June 8th season finale of Britain’s Got Talent. Sources believe it was during that visit that she got pregnant. One insider suggested Lauren was having an affair with Simon while trying to convince her husband to give their relationship another try so the marriage would make it to ten years, which was beneficial for her in their prenup. But a lawyer for Lauren calls the stories “cheap shots” from people close to Andrew, which “serve only to sabotage ongoing efforts” to settle the divorce.
OPRAH DISCUSSES DEEN CONTROVERSY
Oprah Winfrey interviewed Paula Deen back in March 2012, and even spent the night at the chef’s Georgia home. So with the recent racial controversy surrounding the former Food Network star, it’s no surprise someone would ask Oprah to chime in on the scandal. “In the very first days I tried to reach her and then I decided to stay out of it as I saw it blowing up,” Oprah told Entertainment Tonight. “In time she will be fine. For me, it all just felt kind of sad.” When asked about it by Extra, Winfrey refused to discuss the issue anymore. “Oh my god,” she said. “I don’t have anything to do with Paula Deen. She is not the first white lady to use the N-word! Good lord!”
USHER’S SON HOSPITALIZED AFTER POOL ACCIDENT
Usher’s son Usher Raymond V was rushed to an Atlanta hospital Monday after an accident in the singer’s pool. The 5-year-old is currently in ICU. According to TMZ, the child noticed a toy in the pool’s drain and dove in to get it and got his arm stuck. His aunt and a maid immediately dove in to rescue him but they couldn’t release his hand. Two men working at the home were able to free the boy and gave him CPR, before he was rushed to the hospital. Usher and the boy’s mother Tameka Foster are currently at the hospital. According to sources, doctors believe the child will be okay. The accident prompted Tameka to file legal documents yesterday asking for an emergency hearing, claiming Usher’s home is a dangerous environment for their children. In the docs, she claims Usher, who has primary custody of their two children, is passing off his parental duties on other people, specifically his aunt, and she and the staff are not doing a good job.
CHARLIE GOES BACK TO PORN STARS
Charlie Sheen is back to his womanizing ways. According to Radaronline, Charlie is currently sharing his L.A. mansion with two porn stars, Capri Anderson and Georgia Jones. Anderson is the same porn star who accused the Anger Management star of assault and battery back in 2010 after he locked her in a closet during his rampage at the Plaza Hotel. But apparently they’ve made up, and the 25-year-old even joined him on his hunt for the Loch Ness Monster back in July. Meanwhile, TMZ reports Charlie took three new porn stars on a recent trip to Hawaii. Calling them his “Angels,” as in “Charlie’s Angels,” Charlie posed for photos with the trio of topless gals, who go by JL, JJ and CS. (They were later identified as hardcore porn stars Jayme Langford, Jana Jordan and Celeste Star.)
BROOKE GRANTED VISITS WITH KIDS
Meanwhile, Charlie Sheen’s ex is finally spending time with their sons. Radaronline reports that Brooke Mueller has been granted twice-weekly supervised visits with four-year-olds Bob and Max, who are currently living with Charlie’s other ex-wife Denise Richards. Social workers have been ushering the children from Denise’s home to Brooke’s beach rental in Orange County. “The boys typically see Brooke on the weekend, when they aren’t in their pre-school,” explains a source. Brooke, who lost custody of the children in May because of her drug problems, is currently living with a sober coach, as well as several staff members from a nearby rehab clinic where she is an outpatient.
HARPER’S BAZAAR COMPARES SCARLETT TO MARILYN
Scarlett Johansson appears in Harper’s Bazaar’s annual fashion portfolio, which is considered one of fashion’s biggest honors. The magazine calls The Avengers star “our modern Marilyn” in a feature titled “Singular Beauties.” The annual shoot was photographed by designer Karl Lagerfeld, and also features shots of Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins, Zoe Kravitz and Gabourey Sidibe.
STARS BLAME CRITICS FOR LONE RANGER’S FAILURE
The folks behind the box office disaster The Lone Ranger won’t admit their movie stunk. In fact, stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, along with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, blame the movie’s disappointing box office on the critics. "I think the reviews were written 7-8 months before we released the film," said Depp. "They had expectations that it must be a blockbuster. I didn't have any expectations of that. I never do." Hammer added, "This is the deal with American critics: They've been gunning for our movie since it was shut down the first time, that's when most of the critics wrote their initial reviews." Bruckheimer believes the film will be looked at differently in the future. “It’s one of those movies that whatever critics missed in it this time, they’ll review it in a few years and see that they made a mistake,” he said.
GLEE CAST BACK TO WORK
The cast of Glee headed back to work Monday, their first day of production since the death of co-star Cory Monteith. "Today was first day back," a source told E! News. "Last week was rehearsals but today was first official day of production on new season. Everything went as well as it could have. Very emotional but everyone is starting to move forward. Getting back on track." Cory’s girlfriend Lea Michele recorded her first song of the year, and tweeted, “Couldn’t have picked a more beautiful & perfect song to start the year with…” She did not reveal the name of the tune. Later, Alex Anders, Glee's vocal producer and recording engineer, tweeted Michele a message, saying, "You were absolutely magnificent today. I am in awe of your strength and your sweet spirit. Love you. #leastrong."
HOWARD’S EX-WIFE GETS RESTRAINING ORDER
Terrence Howard’s ex-wife Michelle Ghent was granted a restraining order yesterday, which forbids the actor from contacting her or coming within 100 yards of her. TMZ reports that Terrence and Michelle got into a huge argument last week in Costa Rica, and Terrence beat her up. In her request, Ghent claimed Howard sucker punched her in the face, grabbed her by the neck and threw her against the wall. She actually showed up in court with a black eye. She did admit to pepper spraying him, but only after he walked over to a bedside table where he kept two knives. She said the actor then knocked her down and kicked her in the head. Terrence denies the allegations and claims Michelle has been threatening to kill his family, and he has text messages to prove it. Another hearing on the matter is scheduled for later this month.
BACHELORETTE DESIREE EYEING SUMMER WEDDING
Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock insists she’s ready to marry her pick Chris Siegfried, despite him being her second choice. “I will marry him tomorrow if I could,” she said on Good Morning America. “When I knew, I just knew.” As for when they’ll tie the knot, she told Live with Kelly and Michael, “We would like to get married in the summer - next summer.” Before accepting Chris’ proposal, Desiree seemed heartbroken when contestant Brooks Forester abruptly quit the show, but she says she quickly got over it. “That's the beauty of this whole experience: the feelings are really accelerated, because you do get to know these guys in a really short amount of time, and that's actually what helped me get past the hurt," she explained.
JACK OSBOURNE TO BE A DAD AGAIN
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are going to be grandparents again. Their son Jack and his wife Lisa tell People they are expecting their second child. “I knew I was pregnant when all I could think about was Taco Bell and donuts right after I’d already eaten dinner,” Lisa told the magazine. The couple, who married in Hawaii last October, are already parents to a 15-month-old daughter Pearl Clementine.
HOFFMAN TREATED FOR CANCER
A rep for Dustin Hoffman revealed yesterday that the actor has been “surgically cured” of cancer. The nature of the star’s illness was not revealed, but the rep said it was “detected early” and he is “feeling great and is in good health.” He is expected to undergo preventative treatment to reduce the chance of the disease reappearing.
ANDY DICK CAUGHT PEEING IN PUBLIC
Andy Dick has fallen off the wagon again. Radaronline reports the comedian, who was sober during his time on Dancing with the Stars last season, has started drinking again, and it’s gotten so bad, he was caught relieving himself on a public street last month. Video shot on Santa Monica Boulevard on July 8th shows Andy going to the bathroom, and then giving the finger to the folks taping him. “Andy just can’t seem to stay clean,” a source told Radar. “And he doesn’t just have a drink or two, he goes all out. Every time. And the breakup from Jennifer Gimenez really sent him over the edge.” Jennifer and Andy began dating while he was on Dancing, but broke up because of their busy schedules.
FORD REPLACING WILLIS IN EXPENDABLES 3
Harrison Ford has been added to the cast of Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming The Expendables 3. Apparently Bruce Willis has decided not to return for the third installment, and it sounds like Sly isn’t happy about it. “WILLIS OUT… HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!” tweeted Sly, before adding, presumably about Willis, “GREEDY AND LAZY …… A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE.”
MODERN FAMILY TEEN PRAISES SISTER
Modern Family star Ariel Winter seems to be doing well living with her sister. In fact, the TV star took to Instagram Saturday to praise older sis Shanelle Gray, who currently has custody of the 15-year-old. "Happy birthday to the most amazing mister, (sister/mommy) on the planet @shanelle_gray! I love you so much," Winter wrote. "You have helped me become a better person and grow into the woman I want to be. You are my inspiration. The things you have done for me, I'm honestly speechless. There are no words to describe how grateful I am to have you." Winter was removed from her mother Chrisoula Workman’s home amidst allegations of abuse. Workman tried to regain custody just last month, but was denied. A custody trial is set to begin in September.
PARKER OPENS UP ABOUT MARRIAGE
Sarah Jessica Parker opens up about her 16-year marriage to Matthew Broderick in this month’s Harper’s Bazaar. "I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him," says the Sex and the City star. "We can only be in the marriage we are. We're very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he's the father of my children, and it's because of him that there's this whole other world that I love." The couple, parents of three, do their best to keep their private life as private as possible. “Matthew and I come from a different time and place," she says. "When we were young people, all we ever wanted was to be good working actors. We didn't think of fame or money because, honestly, money was never part of the dream." She adds, “People have asked me about my marriage, 'How do you make it work?’ and I say, 'We don't talk about it.' That's not really true. It's sort of a nasty response."
ROKER SLEEPS LATE
Al Roker is used to getting up very early for work, but yesterday, for the first time ever, he missed a morning show because he didn’t wake up. “After 39 years, it happened. I overslept and missed a show. Missed #WUWA. But will be on time for @today,” he tweeted at 5:41 a.m. Roker missed Wake Up With Al on the Weather Channel, but did make it to Today. Later he was caught yawning at the Today desk, which prompted him to post a Vine video with the caption, “Morning, Sleepyhead. Overslept and missed #wuwa Here on time for TODAY.”