LAMAR ODOM GOES TO REHAB
Lamar Odom has finally realized he needs help. People reports that the NBA star, husband of reality star Khloe Kardashian, has checked into rehab for treatment of drug and alcohol abuse. “He realized he needs help," a source claims. Not only has Lamar’s addiction caused problems in his marriage, but just last week he was arrested for DUI.
THIS SEASON’S DANCING WITH THE STARS TEAMS
ABC yesterday announced the cast for this season’s Dancing with the Stars. Teams include: Jersey Shore’s Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Sasha Farber; Rhoda’s Valerie Harper and Tristan McManus; Showgirls’ Elizabeth Berkley and Valentin Chmerkovskiy; Glee’s Amber Riley and Derek Hough; former NFL star (and Justin Bieber neighbor) Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess; High School Musical’s Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff; King of Queens star (and former Scientologist) Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani; singer Christina Milian and Mark Ballas; Bill Nye (The Science Guy) and Tyne Stecklein; Pretty Little Liars’ Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd; Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke and comedian Bill Engvall and Emma Slater. Season 17 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, September 16th.
NICHOLSON RETIRES FROM ACTING
Jack Nicholson has reportedly retired from acting. Sources tell Radaronline.com the three-time Oscar winner has decided he no longer plans to work. “Jack has – without fanfare – retired,” said an insider. “There is a simple reason behind his decision – it’s memory loss. Quite frankly, at 76, Jack has memory issues and can no longer remember the lines being asked of him.” Nicholson’s last film was the 2010 bomb How Do You Know. He was reportedly offered a part in the upcoming movie Nebraska, but turned it down. The part went to Bruce Dern.
THICKE ACCUSED OF CHEATING
The woman photographed with Robin Thicke’s hand on her butt at a VMA party last month claims more than just a little groping went on. 20-year-old Lana Scolaro tells Life & Style she hooked up with the “Blurred Lines” singer, even though his wife Paula Patton was with him. Lana claims the 36-year-old Thicke approached her at the 1Oak party and told her, “I just love the fact that you’re so young.” She then accompanied Robin and Paula to a party at a suite in the Greenwich Hotel. “He turned off the lights so no one could see us, and he started making out with me.” she said. “He was grabbing me. He was like, ‘I want to get you into bed.’” And while you’d think the story would have Paula fuming, she doesn’t seem worried about the tale. A rep for the actress told Life & Style, “It’s just a girl looking for some attention. Paula and Robin aren’t concerned.”
CLINT’S CRAZY LOVE LIFE
This sounds like an odd version of Celebrity Wife Swap… Just days after it was revealed that Clint Eastwood and his wife-of-17-years Dina had separated, Clint was spotted with a new woman, Erica Tomlinson-Fisher. Erica is the ex-wife of Dina’s friend of 33 years, Scott Fisher and Erica got together with Clint after she suspected Scott was with Dina. “After Scott and Erica divorced, Erica was sure Scott was romancing Dina,” claims a source. “Erica called Clint’s office last February to discuss her suspicions and then he fell for her.” What makes this even more crazy is that while Dina and Scott were not together at the time, Us Weekly says they started dating casually after Clint and Erica got together.
SIMON EXPECTING A BOY
Simon Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman are expecting a baby boy, according to the New York Daily News. Simon and Lauren reportedly found out at an ultrasound last week. The X Factor judge recently told reporters he’s feeling “very paternal right now.” He added, “It was a surprise initially and some of the circumstances around this were very uncomfortable to say the least, but it happened…Once I got used to the idea I was going to be a dad, then I was really happy.”
STARS WHO DIDN’T GET FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
Fans are still up in arms over the Fifty Shades of Grey casting, but they may not realize how many people turned down the roles before Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson were cast. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Gosling was the first choice to play Christian Grey, but he had no interest. Then Tron Legacy’s Garrett Hedlund was offered the role but he “couldn’t connect with the character.” As for Anastasia Steele, Like Crazy’s Felicity Jones was up for the part but was considered too old, and Shailene Woodley had “conflicting press obligations.” Elizabeth Olsen was also reportedly on the list.
THE BALDWINS SHOW OFF BABY CARMEN
Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria are showing off their new bundle of joy, daughter Carmen Gabriela. Alec told Extra, “I hope she looks like her mother, what a waste of time it would be to marry a woman like that (and) have the kid look like me.” Baldwin also told People that Carmen “is a second chance for me in a way. Everybody knows I had a pretty unpleasant custody battle for Ireland.” He adds, “we just want things to be easy, to be nice.” Said Hilaria, “I knew I was going to love her a lot, but it’s incredible how deeply.”
GWEN STEFANI RUMORED TO BE PREGNANT
Gwen Stefani may be adding to her family. In Touch Weekly claims the 43-year-old No Doubt frontwoman and husband Gavin Rossdale are expecting their third child. “Gwen and Gavin couldn't be happier,” claims an insider. “She’s just trying to focus on resting right now. She wants to make sure that all is well with the baby.” The couple, who married in 2002, are already parents to sons Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 5.
NICK JONAS SHARES A KISS WITH MISS UNIVERSE
Nick Jonas was spotted kissing Miss Universe Olivia Culpo earlier this week, confirming rumors the two stars are dating. The couple shared a smooch while attending the U.S. Open with Nick’s brother Joe and his girlfriend Blanda Eggenschwiler Tuesday. Nick even posted a picture of the group on Instagram, with the caption, “US Open was so fun. Good people. Good tennis.” Nick and Olivia have reportedly been dating since meeting at the Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas in June.
VERGARA TOPS HIGHEST PAID WOMEN IN TV LIST
Modern Family star Sofia Vergara has topped Forbes’ list of the Highest Paid Women in TV. The actress earned the spot for the second year in a row, making $30 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Sharing the number two spot is The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco and Law & Order: SVU’s Mariska Hargitay, who both earned $11 mil. Tina Fey, Bethenny Frankel, Melissa McCarthy, Ellen Pompeo and Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are all tied for fourth with $10 million in earnings.
Forbes’ Highest Paid Women in TV
1. Sophia Vergara
2. Kaley Cuoco (tie)
2. Mariska Hargitay (tie)
4. Tina Fey (tie)
4. Bethenny Frankel (tie)
4. Melissa McCarthy (tie)
4. Ellen Pompeo (tie)
4. Kim Kardashian (tie)
4. Khloe Kardashian (tie)
4. Kourtney Kardashian (tie)
KIM’S LATEST PHOTO SPREAD
Kim Kardashian is featured in the new magazine CR Fashion Book, from former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld. The photos were shot while Kim was still pregnant with baby North, and feature the reality show star wearing gold grills, showing off her baby bump, and covered in a black veil and Yankees hat. The edition is due out on September 12th.
WOMAN ARRESTED ON CUSACK PROPERTY
A 45-year-old woman was arrested for trying to break into John Cusack’s Malibu home Tuesday night. Cops tell TMZ Elizabeth Pahlke first tried to get in through a window and failed, and was later caught by security trying to scale a fence on the grounds. She was arrested for felony stalking and burglary. Apparently Pahlke and Cusack have some sort of history, because earlier Tuesday, his security team served her with a restraining order. Sources say she immediately headed to Cusack’s home after receiving it. It is unclear why Cusack took out a restraining order against her.
FRIEND SAYS BIG BROTHER STAR IS NOT RACIST
Evicted Big Brother contestant Aaryn Gries insists she is not racist, and now she’s got someone backing her claims. Shawn Onyechi, who is African American, is a friend of Aaryn’s from Texas and insists she is being portrayed unfairly. In fact, Shawn says he and Aaryn were good friends, and were even Valentines this year. He tweeted yesterday, “Who thinks Aaryn Gries from big brother is racist? I've heard her comments, but personally I KNOW otherwise."