The Octomom, Nadya Suleman, finally has the reality show she has been hoping for. Filming will start September 1 and will most likely air first in the U.K and then here in the states. Eyeworks is the company producing the show and they have also produced, “The Biggest Loser” and “Breaking Bonaduce”. Suleman’s brood will make about $250,000 over 3 years and that roughly breaks down to about $250 a day per kid. Compared to other reality shows their taping schedule will be pretty light. For the first year they will only film for 36 days, the second year only 21 days and the third year only 14 days. Sounds pretty non evasive to me. That was Nadya’s plan all along; she just wants to film certain milestones in their lives. Oddly enough she is trying to stay away from the whole “Jon and Kate Plus 8” scenario. Hey, maybe she is smarter than we originally thought. Not to mention 15% of the children’s earnings will automatically go into a trust fund for each child that they cannot touch until they turn 18 as required by state law in California.
It’s official, in addition to Eddie Cibrian and his wife separating, so have LeAnn Rimes and her husband Dean Sheremet. It appears that they have been separated for awhile now but are still trying to work on their marriage. The couple got married when LeAnn was just 19 and have been married for 7 years. It is said that the two have been having problems for awhile and that Cibrian was not the cause of their breakup. Rimes and her husband have their $7.45 million home on the market in Nashville.
The super duo or Elton John and Billy Joel have had two cancel 2 concerts so far in the New York, due to illness on Billy Joel’s end. He has been suffering from flu like symptoms and the doctors have told him to rest up and not perform for the next 72 hours. Promoters for both cancelled shows are in the process of trying to reschedule. For the last two months the “Face 2 Face” tour has been the top grossing concert in the nation.
Now I get how rumors get started. Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Seacrest were spotted having dinner together in Los Angeles. Ryan made a comment to the paparazzi saying that, “Jennifer and Paula would be a hell of a combination on the show”. Then you get the whole story that Paula Abdul may not be returning to Idol and before you know it people think that was what Ryan and Jennifer’s’ dinner was about. Well, Jennifer Lopez is officially denying that she is seeking out Paula’s judging seat on “American Idol”. The fact is she loves the show, but that is it, she is just a fan. Jennifer just turned 40 and has been celebrating her birthday this weekend. She just finished a movie, “The Back – Up Plan” that will be out in January and she also has a new album coming out around that time as well. So much for that rumor!
Speaking of new albums coming out…Avril Lavigne is back and her new album will drop November 17th. Avril worked closed with her hubby, Deryck Whibley from Sum 41, and the album just kind of happened on its own. She worked from her home studio, had fun and the album just happened. She feels that there is a lot of emotion in this new and yet untitled album and is considering doing a theatre tour to promote the album in order to keep the intimacy and emotion she feels it deserves.
Game On…Shaquille O’Neal is getting his own sporting competition reality show on ABC this summer. Starting on August 18th Shaq is taking on some of the world’s favorite athletes at their own game. Here are a few examples of who and what this Cleveland Cavalier is going to be doing. First up on the debut show, called “Shaq VS.”, Shaq is going to swim against Michael Phelps the Olympic Gold medal superstar. You will also be able to see him box against the legendary Oscar De LaHoya, play a little tennis with Serena Williams and bat against St. Louis Cardinals favorite Albert Pujols. What is he thinking? Here is his plan though…he is going to train hard for a week prior to each competition and by that time he will have a pre-negotiated handicap again each opponent to give him a fair shot. The 37 year old hopes that all this training will help him in his upcoming basketball season. O’Neal has won an NBA championship 4 times in his basketball career with the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat and he hopes to help his new team achieve the same.
Beastie Boy, Adam Yauch has been diagnosed with cancer. A tumor was found on his salivary gland and he will be having surgery to remove it as well as some treatments after the surgery. Luckily the cancer was caught early and is treatable. He is going to be taking some time off to recover and then he promises to be back on the road again. The band has a new album coming out that will be pushed back as well, but as soon as he gets the go ahead he will be back. The new album is called “Hot Sauce Committee Part 1”.
It seems that Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest are out doing damage control on this whole Paula Abdul not coming back to “American Idol” next season story that broke this weekend. Simon tells “Extra” that, “She’ll be fine. She’ll be on the show. I don’t get a lot of say. I’ve just make it clear that I want Paula on the show.” Awww…how sweet Simon. Ryan says, “I think as far as I know, you’ll see everybody back. I hope so.” Idol fans are in an uproar at the thought and are going crazy on Twitter showing their support for Paula. Some Idol favorites as well are giving their support. You can find Danny Gokey, Anoop Desai and Matt Giraud, who are all on the American Idol Live Tour, leading the pack. Paula responded to all the support by writing on her Twitter page that, “I’m actually moved 2 tears upon reading the enormous amount of tweets showing me your kindness, love & undying support. God bless all you! If it weren’t’ for you, this specific time and situation would feel a lot worse! XoP”. I agree I think she will be back and that “American Idol” and FOX are loving all the hubbub!
IT’s a funny world we live in….I just watched the Chris Brown public apology video. He definitely said all the right things and he probably means what he said, it was just so weird to hear this kid apologizing to the world on a taped video statement. I am not quite sure what I think about it, just that it was strange. Again, you can tell he rehearsed it and he tried to come through sincere and it was probably something he was advised to do and may have really wanted to do, but I guess it was strange to hear an apology from this person who we do not even know and it is not really our business. It is something between him and Rihanna, not all of ours. That is just what I think.
This is a very gossipy story and I feel bad even talking about it because I really like this actress but here is the scoop. Star Magazine is reporting that former Charlie’s Angel, Kate Jackson, maybe be suffering from an old drug habit again. In a very odd story the Star has witnesses reporting that they went into to professionally clean Kate’s $2 million home which was totally trashed on the inside and out. Neighbors have complained about all the clutter in the backyard and it took a cleaning crew two days to haul out and clean up all the garbage. Some of the cleaners didn’t even want to return for the second day. They complained of the smell since there was so much trash around, and old moldy food and even rat droppings. In addition to the wreck that the house was in the cleaners said that Jackson was no better. They said she was talking extremely fast, stuttering and even repeating things over. Someone even called her a “crazy recluse” The famous actress is now 60 and that just seems like a bizarre and sad story.
Does Jennifer Aniston have another new man in her life? The rumors are swirling that she has moved onto to her next co-star, Gerard Butler. The two are currently filming their new movie together called, “The Bounty”. Witnesses say that the two have been lunching together in their adjoining trailers, practicing their kissing scenes even after they have stopped being filmed, and that the two are hanging out together even after they are done shooting for the day. It seems that Butler has been interested in dating Aniston since he met her back in 2008 at the Toronto Film Festival but she has kept her distance. Now that they are working together and making all this buzz together we will just have to wait and see.
A publicity stunt or real? Paula Abdul’s manager is threatening that Paula may not be back to “American Idol” this season if she doesn’t get a new deal. Even though Paula is getting $2 ½ million a year to be on Idol, she is probably a bit miffed upon learning that Ryan Seacrest is now getting $15 million a year. Her manager is saying that if Paula doesn’t get a new deal she may go off on her own and start her own reality competition show. Hey I love Paula and I can see where she might be bugged by the Ryan Seacrest million dollar deal but wow these stars can sure be greedy. I have to say the show just wouldn’t be the same without Paula, I don’t see them letting her go.
The media continues to talk about the surprise break up of Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson and have now started talking about the timing of newly single Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson getting back together. Lachey has officially come out and said that is not going to happen. He wishes is ex wife happiness and all the best but that is all that is between them and nothing more. So all you die hard romantics (and I admit I am one of them) Nick and Jessica will not be getting back together. Right now Nick is getting ready for his new album to drop sometime in October. The album is called “Coming Up For Air” and you can look for the first single to come out sometime next month.
Madonna after losing two crew members after that terrible stage collapse spent some time with the family of one of the deceased, 53 year old Charles Criscenzo. Madonna brought along her two youngest children David and Mercy. Tonight’s show in Marseilles has been cancelled and a criminal investigation is ongoing to check out the cause of the collapse. Madonna will go directly to her next show in Barcelona which is scheduled for July 21.
Big break up news today. Not exactly the birthday gift she was hoping for …Tony Romo broke up with Jessica Simpson the night before her 29th birthday. It seems that the happy couple has not been happy for awhile. The two have very busy schedules; Tony busy with quarterbacking for the Dallas Cowboys and Jessica working on her new reality show, “The Price of Beauty”. Jessica still loves Tony and is brokenhearted but it just wasn’t meant to be. Jessica sent out a tweet to her fans to let them know she is doing ok and still hopeful about finding love again. She says, “Everyone needs to know that hope floats…grab the strings and pull it back to you.”
In addition to break up news there was also big baby news to share. Molly Ringwald, 41, delivered twins on Friday morning in Los Angeles. A girl named Adele Georgiana and a boy Roman Stylianos. The babies have a big sister Mathilda, 5 ½ waiting at home and ready to help. Ringwald is also playing a mom on TV these days. She is the mother on the ABC Family show, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”. Its weird Molly still looks like she should be the one playing the teenager and not the mom. Another 41 year old actress who gave birth recently was Mira Sorvino. She gave birth to a baby boy on June 22 also in Los Angeles after a difficult and life threatening pregnancy. Mira spent 9 weeks in the hospital on complete bed rest. She had several complications caused by the pregnancy including placenta previa and she developed a blood clot because she was so inactive while on the complete bed rest. This was not only difficult on her, but Mira and husband Christopher Backus have a 4 year old daughter Mattea and a 3 year old son Johnny, who as you can imagine had never been without their mother for so long. Luckily even after a difficult birth, mother and baby are home and doing fine. New baby boy is named Holden.
Yesterday I shared with you that the new TV show “Parenthood” had been delayed due to undisclosed medical issues for one of its stars, Maura Tierney. Today it was announced that a tumor has been discovered in one of her breasts and she will need to have surgery. Maura says, “I will not know either my exact diagnosis or course of treatment until that surgery is performed. My doctors have all assured me this is a very treatable condition. I’m very optimistic as to the outcome and want to thank everyone who has sent positive thoughts and support. I look forward to getting back to work soon.” Good luck Maura, we are some of those well wishers.
Here is some hosting news to share. First off, Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting this year’s Emmy Awards on September 20th. The “How I Met Your Mother Star” says, “I was thrilled to get the call about the Primetime Emmy’s”. My, little “Doogie Howser” has come a long way. Our second host of the hour is Mr. Ryan Seacrest who is going to be the highest paid reality TV host. Seacrest has just made a 3 year deal for “American Idol” which is going to earn him $45 million. That does not even include what he gets for his “E! News” anchor job or his reality TV producer earnings. Not bad for the 34 year old bachelor.
For your musical enjoyment the latest band to pay tribute to Michael Jackson during their concert is Coldplay. They did a rock inspired “Billie Jean”.
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.
Perez Hilton is back in the news and smack dab in the middle of more controversy. This time his victim was Miss California, Carrie Prejan who was hoping to become the next Miss USA. However after answering a gay marriage question asked straight from Perez himself, basically all hell broke loose for the contestant and she ended up first runner up in the competition. Here is what happened. Perez asked her the question, “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?” Her answer was, “Well I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage and , you know what, in my country and in my family, I think that I believe a marriage should be between a man and a woman.” Well Hilton literally blew a gasket over her answer and she was even booed while on stage. Perez went on his blog and called her a “dumb bitch”, although later he did rescind his comment. The two have been very busy, Perez landed himself a spot on “Larry King Live” and Miss California spoke with FOXNews.com and Billy Bush on the “Billy Bush Show.” She definitely feels the question and controversy cost her the crown but despite that would not have changed her answer. She stands by the fact that she answered her question honestly and that is what’s important. I have to side with her on this one. It is also not like she said she does not believe in gay marriage or believe it should not be an option for people, she what she believes for herself. So give the poor girl a break!
Justin Timberlake is starting to rival Ryan Seacrest for busiest guy in Hollywood. In addition to his clothing line and most recently new Tequila, not to mention his singing career, Justin is involved in a new crazy reality show that will air on MTV. The show is called “On the Phone” and will be a competition between 4 contestants doing something crazy for the opportunity to win $50,000. Justin says, “We make them characters in an action film. We constantly throw a curve ball.” So basically you get a call on your cell phone and then follow the clues to the prize. An example is climbing to the top of the Space Needle in Seattle. Hmmm…sounds like “Survivor” meets “Fear Factor”. Justin is also getting ready for his May 9th appearance on SNL. He will be hosting while Ciara will be the musical guest. Justin loves the SNL gang and always has a great time. Should be fun. Remember last time and his Beyonce back up dancer gig??
Here is a little baby news hot off the press. Ellen Pompeo, from “Grey’s Anatomy” is expecting her first child with husband Chris Ivery Other big baby news is Julie Chen from “The Early Show” on CBS is also pregnant with her first baby. She is married to CBC President and CEO Les Moonves who is 59 years old. Julie is also the host of the show “Big Brother” and she says she will be there again and won’t miss any time from her hosting duties on the show. And for you “Fantastic Four” fans, Ioan Gruffudd and his wife are also expecting their first baby. You can see him in his next movie out this June with our old favorite Julia Roberts, in “Fireflies in the Garden.” Congratulations to all on their good news.
Could it finally be love for Ryan Seacrest? It seems that the busiest guy in Hollywood is actually in a relationship and has been for several months. Seacrest has been dating Jasmine Waltz, who is a bartender in Los Angeles. The two are currently in Paris now that Ryan is done with his hosting duties on “American Idol”. Not only is there love in Ryan’s life, it also seems that he is going to get even busier come May 4th when his radio show will expand an extra hour to 4 hours, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”. We just can’t get enough of him can we? And speaking of ” American Idol”, history was made last night when the judges decided to use their one time power of saving someone from elimination, and they did just that with 23 year old Matt Giraud. He had been voted off by the fans call in votes when he sang “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman” by Bryan Adams. He may have been saved this week, however that means that next week 2 people will voted off. Needless to say it was an emotional and exciting show.
Oh say it isn’t so….but the news is out and confirmed…Tori and Dean McDermott are going to be around for a while longer. In addition to starting the 4th season of their reality show, “ Tori and Dean, Home Sweet Hollywood”, they are also going to have their own make over show for couples ,called “Mr. and Mrs. Makeover”, where not only will they give couples make over but also marital advice. Where can I sign up? They even have a made for TV movie in the works on the Oxygen channel, that the two will not only star in but will also produce. It is said to be a romantic comedy about their life as a married couple. Gee…sounds good. Plus don’t forget if you still need more Tori in your life, you can check her out in the new “90210” series. Daddy would be so proud, wouldn’t he? And speaking of both reality TV and “American Idol”, there is good news for Fantasia Barrino fans, she will have her own reality show on VH-1 that will follow her life as a singer and single mom. The show will not air until 2010 but will follow her since her success on “American Idol”.
How would you like if Elton John sang at your wedding? Well that is just what he is going to be doing for his pal Andy Roddick and his Sports Illustrated swim suit model bride to be, Brooklyn Decker. Even though the ceremony will be small they will have superstar talent performing. The two know each other through their charity work and have become friends. Roddick helped raise over $400,000 for Elton’s Johns Aids Foundation, so the least he can do is perform a few songs at his wedding right?
Well the Twitter race is getting really close between Ashton Kutcher and CNN. Currently Ashton has approximately 966,000 followers while CNN is at 973,000 followers. Ashton seems to be getting thousands of followers per hour and if this rate continues he could be the winner. In fact we could know as soon as tomorrow who will be the big winner. I will keep you posted on the results.