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DREW BARRYMORE WELCOMES BABY GIRL!
Drew Barrymore is a mom! The actress and hubby Will Kopelman welcomed a baby girl last Wednesday. “We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born September 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family," the couple said in a statement. "Thank you for respecting our privacy during this most special time in our lives." This is the first child for the couple, who tied the knot in June.
SETH MACFARLANE TO HOST THE OSCARS!
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has been tapped to host the 85th Annual Academy Awards, airing Sunday, February 24th on ABC. "It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars," said MacFarlane. "My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don't find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast." Interestingly, this will be MacFarlane’s first appearance on the Oscar’s stage. [See the Production Room for Family Guy drops to tie in with this story.]
Q-Billy Crystal hosted the Oscars last year, but he wasn’t originally supposed to have the job. What comedian was originally announced as host, but then bailed before the big day? Eddie Murphy
HONEY BOO BOO CLAN GETS RAISE!
TLC has a sure fire hit with Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and they are passing the good fortune on to the show’s stars. According to TMZ, Honey Boo Boo, her mom June Shannon and the rest of the clan recently received big raises. Insiders say the family initially earned between $5,000 and $7,000 an episode, but will now be making between $15,000 and $20,000 per show. The network has also offered to cover some of the family’s expenses, including a bodyguard/driver for June’s man Sugar Bear, who was recently hurt in an ATV accident. The network also offered to find the family a bigger home, but June refused.
ROBSTEN REUNITE TO PROMOTE BREAKING DAWN!
Looks like Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart really have made up, or at least they’ll be acting like they have for Twilight fans. Deadline.com reports Robsten has agreed to make joint appearances for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 promotional tour. The tour is expected to hit Australia, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Scotland, Ireland, England, Spain, Germany, Denmark and Norway. The couple will also attend the Los Angeles press junket, taking place October 28th-November 3rd, as well as the L.A. premiere on November 12th, and premieres in London, Berlin and Madrid. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 hits theaters November 16th.
Q-The Twilight movies are based on a book series by Stephenie Meyer. Another one of her books will be hitting the screen in March, starring Saoirse [SEER-sha] Ronan. What is it called? The Host
PATTINSON VOTED WORLD’S SEXIEST MAN!
Robert Pattinson is a sexy man, but is he really the sexiest man alive? Well, he is according to a new poll conducted by Glamour magazine. The Twilight star beat out The Avengers’ Tom Hiddleston for the top spot in the poll of 40,000 people. Coming in at number three was Johnny Depp, followed by Michael Fassbender and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch.
ARNOLD LYING ABOUT MARIA’S KNOWLEDGE OF HIS AFFAIRS!
In his new memoir, Arnold Schwarzenegger admits to cheating on wife Maria Shriver, but apparently he’s not being completely honest in his revelations. During his interview with 60 Minutes Sunday, Arnold said he cheated multiple times, but Maria knew about all of his flings. Well, sources close to Maria claim Arnold’s lying, saying she never would have defended him against groping claims over the years if she knew he was a cheater. The insider says if he had told her about his affairs, Maria would have left him.
NICK & VANESSA’S SON MAKES HIS DEBUT!
Nick and Vanessa Lachey shared their first picture of son Camden John yesterday. The couple, who welcomed their first child on September 12th, posted the shot on Twitter. "[Nick] and I are honored and humbled to introduce you to the new Love of our lives, Camden John Lachey," Vanessa wrote beneath the picture.
KATE GOSSELIN BOOK PULLED FROM AMAZON!
A controversial new book about reality show star Kate Gosselin has been pulled by Amazon after two top law firms intervened. The e-book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World, was written by a former freelance reporter for Us Weekly named Robert Hoffman, who was at one time friends with Kate’s ex Jon Gosselin. In the book, Hoffman personally attacks Kate, calling her “sick,” and claiming she abused her kids with a wooden spoon. Most of the information in the book came from hard drives Hoffman claimed he found in Kate’s trash. But after only two days online, Amazon yanked the book claiming it was informed by a law firm that the release featured allegations that were potentially libelous. In addition, another law firm, representing Discovery Communications (which owns Jon & Kate Plus 8’s network TLC), claimed the book contained confidential information that was protected by law.
PARIS’ BEAU ARRESTED AFTER SHE MAKES OUT WITH WOMAN!
TMZ reports that Paris Hilton’s latest boyfriend was arrested in Las Vegas early Monday, not long after the celebutard allegedly made out with another woman. TMZ reports a male club goer filed a police report in Sin City claiming his girlfriend was locking lips with Paris inside the XS nightclub at the Encore, when Paris’ new beau, 21-year-old model River Viiperi, got upset and punched the man in the face. The club goer, who eventually sought medical attention, told security he wanted to press charges, and cops arrived and arrested River on misdemeanor battery. He was cited and released without going to the station.
Q-In 2004, a 23-year-old Paris released her autobiography. What was it called? Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose
EVERETT GETTING DEATH THREATS!
The gay community certainly wasn’t happy when Rupert Everett said he couldn’t think of “anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.” In fact, the 53-year-old openly gay actor told Britain’s Daily Telegraph that after his comments were published he began receiving death threats. “I’ve now had all this hate mail and there have been death threats too,” he said. “All the queens out there now have it in for me. I’m loathed by them. I’m having to take evasive action.”
Q-Everett first came to the attention of American audiences when he starred in what romantic comedy alongside Julia Roberts? My Best Friend’s Wedding
TUCCI CELEBRATES MARRIAGE!
Stanley Tucci married Felicity Blunt this summer in a private ceremony, but over the weekend they had a much bigger affair. Tucci and Blunt, sister of actress Emily Blunt, celebrated their marriage in London Saturday with friends and several Hollywood A-listers, including Emily’s hubby John Krazinski, Meryl Streep, Steve Buscemi (who as Best Man) Julianne Moore, Colin Firth and Patricia Clarkson. The couple’s ceremony took place at Middle Temple Hall, followed by a reception at a restaurant. Instead of a traditional cake, the couple was presented with a cake made out of wheels of cheese.
BACHELORETTE WEDDING TO BE TELEVISED!
Us Weekly reports Bachelorette Ashley Hebert will marry her Bachelor J.P. Rosenbaum in December, and the festivities will be televised. The couple got engaged on the ABC show in August 2011.
FRANKLIN & BASH STAR SPLITS FROM WIFE!
Franklin & Bash star Breckin Meyer has split from his wife of 11 years, Deborah Kaplan. "They are no longer together," a source tells Us Weekly. "They've been split up for months." Meyer and Kaplan, who wed in October, 2001, have one child, an 8-year-old daughter Caitlin.
Lindsay Lohan’s Lifetime movie Liz & Dick will premiere Sunday, November 25th at 9 pm.
Former TLC member Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has landed a reality show on TLC (seems appropriate). The network has ordered four episodes of Totally T-Boz, which will air in 2013. The show will focus on the 42-year-old single mother as she tries to re-launch her music career.
Up All Night’s Christina Applegate will host the October 13th episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Passion Pit. On October 20th, Grammy winner Bruno Mars will act as both host and musical guest. James Bond’s Daniel Craig has already been announced as the host for the October 6th episode, with musical guest Muse.
Jason Russell, the director behind the half-hour documentary Kony 2012, will appear on Oprah’s Next Chapter October 7th. It will be Russell’s first interview since he was arrested in San Diego in March for allegedly masturbating in public and vandalizing cars.
Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has signed Tyler Perry to a multi-year deal which will have him creating new TV shows and projects for the network. First up, Perry will write and direct two scripted series for OWN, the first of which will launch in the middle of next year.
MISCELLANEOUS MOVIE NEWS!
Tom Cruise’s next flick All You Need Is Kill has been given a release date of March 14th, 2014. The sci-fi thriller is set in the near future, in which a hive-like alien race has attacked the Earth.
Cloverfield director Matt Reeves will direct the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The film is expected in theaters May 23rd, 2014.