The View appears close to adding Whoopi Goldberg, top, and Sherri Shepherd as regular cast members. The two were in final negotiations to join the show, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. Goldberg, 51, would give The View creator Barbara Walters a big name to replace Rosie O'Donnell on the daytime talk show. Shepherd, 40, has been a guest host more than a dozen times.
And baby makes three
Naomi Watts has given birth to a baby boy. Alexander Pete Schreiber was born Wednesday in Los Angeles and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, Watts' publicist, Robin Baum, told the Associated Press. It's the first child for the Australian actor and her boyfriend, Liev Schreiber. Watts, 38, and Schreiber, 39, co-starred in last year's The Painted Veil.
Britney's bodyguard in trouble
A bodyguard for Britney Spears must face a battery charge after he scuffled with two men trying to photograph the singer and her two young sons at a Las Vegas Strip resort, police said Friday. Cesar Julio Camera, 37, was accused of grabbing and punching one photographer and pushing another into a wall about 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the spa at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel-casino. A representative at Jive Records, Spears' label, did not respond to messages seeking comment.