Twentieth Century Fox
Time to dust off that old Aerosmith cassette tape!
Robin Williams is ready to dig that old, creepy mask out of storage because after 13 years spent plotting the return of the gender-bending hilarity that is Mrs. Doubtfire, a sequel finally seems to be firing on all cylinders, courtesy of Fox 2000 Pictures.
Williams and director Chris Columbus are set to return for the film written by the one and only David Berenbaum, who penned everybody’s new favorite Christmas movie, Elf, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Excited yet? Well, let us extinguish that good-time feeling for just a wee second.
Mara Wilson — who 20 years ago played Williams’ youngest daughter in the $441 million-grossing flick (and whom we absolutely adored in Matilda) — said she is not feelin’ it. When the news exploded all over the Interwebs Wednesday that this project was in the works, Wilson quickly spread the word via Twitter and Facebook that “for the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I.”
Well, dang. She could have let us down gently. Don’t worry, though. There’s more good news: Matthew Lawrence (insert “Squee!” here) said he’d love to take part. Well, we know who the favorite fictional child is now. …Full Story
Laura and Tom: a match made in Scientology heaven.
Could it be? Could Donna whom we all know and love from That ’70s Show actually be transforming into Wifeybot 4000?
Rumor has it Laura Prepon and Tom Cruise have been an item for something like five months. The Orange is the New Black actress is a gorgeous Scientologist, so they do have that in common. But really?
The New York Post’s Page Six says it’s so. A source tells the paper the couple have been seeing each other since last fall but are trying to keep it as quiet as possible.
“It’s the buzz on the set of her show,” the squealer said.
British mag Grazia reported in November that Cruise, 51, picked up Prepon, 34, in a vintage car and had a bottle of 1979 Merlot waiting when they arrived at the Manor Hotel.
“They spent three hours laughing and joking. It’s clear Tom is smitten and after the date he was on cloud nine,” according to Grazia’s account. “They had their second date at the restaurant, too, meeting for Sunday brunch, and then she accompanied him a few days later to a dinner party at John [Travolta]’s home.”
Reps for Cruise and Prepon have denied the relationship.
“They see each other at some functions, but they are not dating,” an insider told Us Weekly in the fall.Full Story
Well, they did split up a couple years ago.
Wait, what year is this again?
Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler. ICYMI, the couple announced their split in 20...12! And they’re just now getting around to doing the paperwork.
Hey, we can’t blame Arnett, 43, for stalling, because he was lucky enough to be married to everything, 42.
CBS’s The Millers star filed on April 8 in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to People. His demands: joint legal and physical custody of their two kids, Archie and Abel, plus visitation rights. You know, the usj.Full Story
Bryan Singer is accused of sexual abuse.
A man who claims he was sexually abused by X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and does not know why charges were never pursued.
With his voice occasionally wavering, Michael Egan III described abuse he said he endured beginning when he was 15 years old as being at that hands of Singer and others. He described being plied with drugs and promises of Hollywood fame while also enduring threats and sexual abuse in Hawaii and Los Angeles over several years.
“You were a piece of meat,” Egan said of how he and other teenage boys were viewed at the home where he claims Singer abused him.
Egan sued Singer in Hawaii on Wednesday and is seeking more than $75,000 on each of four accusations: intentional infliction of emotional distress, battery, assault and invasion of privacy.
Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said the department is looking into whether a report was made. A phone message left for an FBI spokeswoman was not immediately returned.Full Story
Singer’s attorney has called the claims absurd and defamatory. …
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This nightmarish sitch sure will make for some one-of-a-kind lyrics.
We almost feel like one would really have to see this to believe it. Alas, we have no interest in seeing this, so we’ll just have to trust what the cops are saying.
Rapper Christ Bearer, a.k.a. Andre Johnson, was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday after he cut off his own penis and jumped out the window of a second-floor Los Angeles apartment in an apparent suicide attempt.
Police tell the Associated Press that the artist was seriously injured but survived. Johnson and his severed — wait for it — Johnson were taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated.
No word yet on what triggered this horrible, horrible nightmare or whether the medical staff was trying to reattach the unit.
Two members of a group Johnson collaborates with live in the apartment building and were there when this all went down. The unnamed sources tell TMZ that Johnson suddenly and without warning cut off his joystick and hopped out the window.
They say they were not on “any hard drugs that would cause him to do such a thing.” By the time they got downstairs, the rapper had popped up and was screaming incoherently. …Full Story
Look how adorbs they were before Dean ruined everything.
Four months after Tori Spelling and the rest of the world learned that her husband Dean McDermott cheated on her, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum is speaking publicly about the scandal for the first time.
“He was my soulmate, but he completely broke my heart,” the mother of four tells Us Weekly. The interview conveniently comes just weeks before the premier of her upcoming Lifetime docu-series True Tori, which debuts April 22 and follows the pair as they go through couples therapy.
“I feel so judged,” Spelling says of staying with McDermott, “but it’s not black and white.”
McDermott is living at home with his wife, primarily for the benefit of the couple’s four small children, Liam, 7, Stella, 5, Hattie, 2, and Finn, 20 months.
Welcoming a camera into their personal life is nothing new for these two. But dedicating a whole series to McDermott’s infidelity and rehab stint has surprised even their closest friends.
“The decision to do this show is not coming from someone who is in a solid, good place. Tori is very, very upset and angry,” Spelling’s longtime and naturally unnamed friend tells People. “It’s just too raw and personal. There’s too much pain and it’s too private.” …Full Story
Miley felt "beyond woozy."
Miley Cyrus is canceling another concert and remains hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. A representative for the 21-year-old says that Cyrus was canceling her Wednesday performance at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Last week, Cyrus canceled a stop on her Bangerz tour in Charlotte, N.C., because she had the flu. Her rep said Wednesday that Friday’s show in Nashville, Tenn., “is still scheduled to go on as planned.”Full Story
Jenny and Donny after the news.
Today, two incandescent masses of blondness collapsed and formed a black hole of 1990s proportions, leaving trails of stunned 30 and 40-somethings across America dead in the wake.
In other words, Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg got engaged.
You remember them. Jenny ran around screaming on Singled Out. Donnie ran around bro-ing with the New Kids on the Block. For the past year, they've been a thing, and today on The View, where McCarthy is a co-host, she pulled her hand from under the table and flashed a giant yellow sapphire engagement ring. It's the second marriage for McCarthy and Wahlberg, who is also on the CBS show Blue Bloods.
Wahlberg, 44, popped onto the set and kissed his bride to be, 41, proving that people of a certain age and life experience will always find their way back to one another. It's science.
Well, Amanda has been acting rather normal and happy and productive lately.
Despite all the rumors and speculation, Amanda Bynes’ mom says the actress who was forcibly hospitalized for erratic behavior last July has “no mental illness whatsoever,” saying “she has never been diagnosed as schizophrenic or bipolar.”
Lynn Bynes tells E! News all the cray Amanda unleashed upon the world was simply a result of her pot habit. So that DUI in 2012 and the time she allegedly threw a bong out a 36th-story window and all those super-bizarre tweets? The green. Definitely just the green.
Lynn says Amanda “is very sorry for all the hurtful tweets, statements and actions that occurred while she was under the influence of marijuana.”
Amanda’s lawyer Tamar Arminak is getting in on the action, too, telling People, “She asked me to dispel certain rumors. For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it.”
The 28-year-old actress has been attending fashion school and recently tweeted photos of herself sunbathing during a vacation with her parents in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Amanda “continues to undergo outpatient therapy several times a week,” a family source says. “She’s still working through the causes of her past bizarre behavior.” …Full Story
This Heigl pic is all sort of legal.
Lesson learned: Keep Katherine Heigl out of your tweets.
A paparazzo captured the former Grey’s Anatomy actress carrying Duane Reade bags in NYC last month, and the company’s poor social media person made the ginormous mistake of including the unauthorized image in Twitter and Facebook posts without Heigl’s consent. Now, there shall be hell and perhaps a boatload of cash to pay.
“Love a quick #DuaneReade run?” the Walgreen Co. subsidiary captioned the pic. “Even @KatieHeigl can’t resist shopping #NYC’s favorite drugstore.”
The 15-page lawsuit, filed Wednesday, alleges the post was used to “imply falsely that Plaintiff endorses Defendant.” Court documents obtained by the New York Daily News state, “use of plaintiff’s image under these circumstances improperly exploited plaintiff’s name and likeness, as a celebrity, for defendant’s commercial advertising and purposes of trade, without authorization.” …Full Story
Bieber's film? Yes. Bieber's boat? No.
Look, everyone! Another fancy mode of transportation Justin Bieber is showing off but doesn’t actually own. Weird, since the pop star could undoubtedly buy all of the things.
So, remember that time (last week) when the Biebs shared a photo of himself in a $2 million supercar that he captioned “My first Bugatti,” which was actually just a loaner from rapper Birdman? Us, too. Welp, dude’s at it again.
This time the Boyfriend singer shared a photo of himself on a yacht named Never Say Never, which just so happens to be the name of his 2011 3D concert film. He captioned the pic, “It was about that time.” Would lead one to believe this boat is his, no? Well, surprise! It’s not.
Mirror Online says the luxury vessel actually belongs to a family trust based in Florida. Also, it’s the same boat used in the hilarial video I’m on a Boat by Lonely Island, so there was pretty much no getting away with this one.Full Story
Here's wishing Sam a speedy recovery.
Former Dancing With the Stars co-host Samantha Harris has breast cancer. After seeing three specialists, the former Entertainment Tonight correspondent opted to have a double mastectomy later this month.
In a routine self-exam last fall, Harris, 40, felt a lump. She had just had a clean mammogram, but decided to see a specialist months later. Much to her surprise, she tells ET, a needle biopsy and lumpectomy led to the diagnosis.
“It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest,” said the mother of two. “I was sick of feeling the way that I did in the days after the diagnosis. I knew I needed to take control.”
The TV personality said she “felt so much calmer” after deciding on the double mastectomy rather than a less-radical second lumpectomy with radiation.
“My dad wasn’t able to walk me down the aisle. I will be here to plan my daughter’s weddings and they better like the dress I pick,” she said.Full Story
Couples therapy yielded this result.
Big Sean has it All Figured Out. The rapper and actress Naya Rivera announced Wednesday that they won’t be going through with their wedding.
TMZ reports that the pair went to couples counseling, and it worked wonders for 26-year-old Sean, who realized then that he wanted to get as far away from his fiancee as possible. A source says the 27-year-old Glee star was super controlling, demanding to know where B.S. was at all times and working herself into raging, violent, jealous fits anytime he was around other women, who make up roughly half of the population.
No word yet from Naya’s camp, but the rapper’s rep, Tracy Nguyen, said Sean hopes the two can continue to work through their issues privately.
Too late.Full Story
The Ultimate Warrior had just been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday.
The Ultimate Warrior put on his signature airbrushed trench coat, shook the white ring ropes, and, for a few fleeting minutes, the wrestler billed as hailing from Parts Unknown was back home in the ring.
“Speak to me, Warriors!” he bellowed on Monday night’s Raw, back on TV after an 18-year absence.
He soaked up the applause from a New Orleans crowd chanting his name, pulled out a neon mask that replicated the face paint he wore in the ring for every main event battle with Hulk Hogan and Randy “Macho Man” Savage in the 1990s. Warrior cut a promo to show how much he appreciated his return to the WWE.
Less than 24 hours later, Warrior, one of the most colorful stars in pro wrestling history, was dead. He was 54.
WWE chairman Vince McMahon tweeted: “We are all so sad the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. Our heart is with his wife Dana and his two daughters.”
After ending his estrangement with the company, Warrior was in the spotlight again earlier this week, making appearances at WrestleMania 30 and on Monday Night Raw, and he was inducted into the WWE Hall of fame.
His last promo on WWE’s flagship show seems almost eerie now with his triumphant return overshadowed by his sudden death. …Full Story
John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution or Julia-Louis Dreyfus's bum.
Where’s PolitiFact when you really need them?
Rolling Stone has just learned the naked truth about fact-checking. The mag’s latest cover, which hits stands Friday, features a nude Julia Louis-Dreyfus with the U.S. Constitution “tattooed” on her back, complete with John Hancock’s John Hancock.
Wait a second… This Veep show needs an amendment. The president of the Second Continental Congress didn’t sign the Constitution. It was the Declaration of Independence that made his autograph famous.
A representative from Rolling Stone tells Poynter that there’s a logical reason for the mistake.
“Here’s the explanation from our Editors: The Declaration of the Independence is on the other side but we couldn’t fit in all the signatures.” (And yes, that incorrect quote is quoted correctly.)
Sounds… legit? Only in another photo you can see that isn’t exactly the whole truth, so… really they should just play it cool and say the gaffe was on purpose, since Julia plays a bumbling VP on her HBO series. …Full Story