Casting News for “The Hills”

Its official – Lauren Conrad from the hit reality show, “The Hills”, will not be returning for season 6. However fear not, that doesn’t mean there will be any less drama, especially since Kristin Cavallari will be joining the show and bringing plenty of drama with her. Cavallari is responsible for introducing Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag and look where they are now. It should be an interesting season since Cavallari told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM radio show that she is “on the manhunt, and that her focus will be drinking, fighting, and hooking up”, so let the filming begin. Wow, is it me or is that just quality TV programming in the making?

There is tragic news for the former boxing champ Mike Tyson. His 4 year old daughter somehow got her neck caught in the cable of their home treadmill. Tyson’s 7 year old son found her there, got the mother, who untangled her and called 911. It seems that the cable acted like a noose and the little girl could not get it off herself. She is currently on life support. Mike Tyson was in Las Vegas at the time of the accident and of course immediately returned home upon hearing of the accident. In some other sad news, the sister of Natalie Cole passed away after losing her fight with lung cancer. The ironic part of her death is that she died while her sister Natalie Cole was undergoing surgery to receive her new kidney. Natalie Cole has been released from the hospital and will spend about 3 – 4 months recuperating and getting back her strength.

And here is a little baby news for you this morning. Beach volleyball, gold medalist, Kerri Walsh and her husband Casey Jennings, also a volley ball player, welcomed a son Joseph Michael Jennings. Both mom and baby are doing great. And baby number eight is on the way for Mel Gibson. Gibson shared the news officially with Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” as he made his 21st guest appearance. Mel looked handsome and relaxed as he talked about the news of his new baby on the way with 39 year old girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva. Since it will be baby number eight for the superstar, he joked with Jay and said he could call him “Octo – Mel.” This is Jay’s final week as “The Tonight Show” host and his final guest on Friday will be Conan O’Brien, who takes over the show starting June 1st. Jay will start his new primetime gig on the network in the fall.

And last but now least, I watched it and it was painful. The “Jon and Kate Plus 8” season premiere was brutal to watch and not even the least bit enjoyable. Kate just seemed sad and Jon just seemed checked out. The couple did most of the couch interviews apart and when they were together it was just awkward and painful to watch this couple going through this rough time right in front of our eyes. In this first episode Jon was actually away for the weekend, leaving Kate to plan the sextuplet’s 5th birthday party all by herself. When Jon did finally show up in the episode at the party, he drove by himself and had very little contact with Kate. Although only the first episode, repairing their relationship looks a long way off.   

Demi Lovato Announces Summer Tour

Disney’s new “it girl”, Demi Lovato is heading out on tour this summer, starting June 21st in Hartford Connecticut. If you don’t have kids you might not know who I am talking about but this 16 year old girl is the next Miley Cyrus. She currently stars in the new Disney channel show, “Sonny with a Chance” or you may know her from the show “Camp Rock” which she was in with fellow co – stars the Jonas Brothers. Demi is going to be quite a busy kid doing 47 shows this summer which is basically a different city every night. David Archuleta from the 7th season of “American Idol” will be her opening act and Jordan Pruitt and well as KSM will also be helping her out during the tour for special dates. Not bad summer plans for a 16 year old kid.

You know it must be time for,”Project Runway” to come back because Heidi Klum is pregnant again. I swear it seems like she is always pregnant during the show, and season 7, which will begin shooting this summer will be no different. So getting back to the facts…Heidi is pregnant with baby # 4. Talk about supermodel – supermom. Heidi and husband Seal, already have 2 sons together, Henry, 3 and Johan 2, and Heidi has a daughter, Leni 5, which Seal has adopted. Busy and beautiful – congratulations!

Yesterday I shared with you the news about Mel Gibson and his wife of 28 years going through what will probably be the most expensive Hollywood divorce to date, and today I am here to tell you that Mel does not seem all that worried about it because he is vacationing in Costa Rica with a 24 year old. The woman, Oksana Pochepa, who is a Russian pop singer, told The Sun magazine, which is a British publication that “she had a romantic relationship with Gibson and is in love. This is serious and I hope our union will be real and strong and long – lasting.” I am sure she does hope that. Good luck with that!
Who do you think will win this race?  So get this… Ashton Kutcher has challenged the CNN network to see who can be the first to get 1 million followers on Twitter. In fact he really doesn’t believe he can do it. He is one person and CNN is a media company. He says if he does to it however he will go to Ted Turners’ house, who is the founder of CNN, and play ding dong ditch on his house. Kutcher is actually in 3rd place with the highest number of followers coming in with 896,947 and Britney Spears is 2nd highest with 905,640 followers and currently CNN is in 1st place with 937,787 followers. No one yet has reached 1 million twitter followers. Now that Ashton has put it out there, I bet he can do it. He has offered his 1 millionth person a copy of Guitar Hero, and he also twittered that he would donate 10,000 mosquito nets for beds to charity if he wins and 1000 if he loses.  Larry King and Ashton have been chatting and are both hoping for their own victory. Stay tuned.      

Funny Gossip of the Day

Today I am just writing about crazy stuff that we seem to be interested in. First off if you haven’t already heard Mel Gibson and his wife of 28 years are getting divorced. But are you ready for this…she is entitled to half of his $1 billion fortune. After all the trouble he has been in over the years, no wonder she stuck around. This will probably be the biggest divorce settlement to date in Hollywood. And there have been some big ones over the years. Michael Jordan’s wife, Juanita, received $168 million for her divorce settlement, while Neil Diamond’s wife got herself a whooping $150 million. Steven Spielberg’s ex – Amy Irving received $100 million. I just think those numbers are staggering! And while we are talking about crazy things the world is talking about…what comes to mind when I say the name Bo? If you said the new first dog living in the White House with the Obama’s you would be correct. Bo is the new Portuguese Water Dog that will now live the sweet life in the White House. But that is not the crazy part…the crazy part is that people can not just be happy for the family, there has to be plenty of contrversy to go along with something so simple as a new puppy. The controversy that has some people outraged is the question of, is this really a rescue dog (like the President said they would do) since the dog was from a breeder who had the dog returned to her. So technically not really a rescued dog. Anyway really people…let them have the dog they want. Does everything have to be politically correct? To make up for the perceived misunderstanding the Obama’s did make a donation to the humane society in the District of Columbia.

And here is something to add to the crazy news we want to know… Mel B, former Spice Girl, has been using hypnosis to help calm her stage freight as she gets ready for her new racy show that will debut in Las Vegas, at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The show is called “PEEPSHOW” and will feature Melanie Brown as well as Kelly Monaco, who you might remember from “Dancing with the Stars”. The actresses will appear with a cast of topless dancers but they will keep their tops on. The show debuts April 18th with a calm and lovely Melanie B. Ok and if you want a good laugh and who doesn’t when talking about Lindsay Lohan, you have to check out her new dating video parody for eHarmony by She is totally making fun of herself and it is so funny. So check it out and please…don’t call her for a date…it’s a joke!! And last but not least on the crazy meter for today, Spencer Pratt, from the reality series, “The Hills”, says “he’s definitely running for political office one day. Don’t know if I’ll get elected any time in the next century or so but definitely going after mayor of L.A. or at least governor.” Nothing like setting your sights high. From “The Hills” to the White House, one just never knows. Don’t quit your day job Spence.