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PRINCESS KATE’S HOSPITAL VICTIM OF AUSSIE DJ PRANK
A nurse at the London hospital where Kate Middleton is being treated for severe morning sickness fell for a prank by a pair of Aussie DJs, and released personal information about the pregnant Princess. Two DJs from the Australian 2Day radio station called up King Edward VII Hospital pretending to be Prince William’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth and his father Prince Charles, asking for an update on Kate’s condition. "She is sleeping at the moment and she has had an uneventful night," the nurse said during the early AM call. "Sleep is good for her. She's been given some fluids to rehydrate her because she was quite dehydrated when she came in. But she's stable at the moment." The nurse then told the DJs they were welcome to visit at 9 am, after Kate had been “freshened up,” adding, “She hasn't had any retching with me since I've been on duty and she has been sleeping on and off. I think it's difficult sleeping in a strange bed as well." The hospital confirmed they were a victim of a hoax and apologized for the incident.
IS EMINEM’S DAUGHTER FURIOUS OVER TAYLOR’S NEW BEAU?
Sounds like Taylor Swift’s new romance with Harry Styles has caused her to lose at least one fan. Hailie Jade Mathers, the 16-year-old daughter of rapper Eminem, is furious that Taylor’s dating the One Direction star. “If @taylorswift13 is really dating the love of my life @Harry_Styles i will not be happy.!,” she tweeted Monday. “Dear @taylorswift13, please stop whoring around with every guy you see. We all know you’re only doing it so you can make another album.” Then, taking a cue from Taylor’s recent hit, “We Are Never Ever, Ever Getting Back Together,” Hailie added, “I, am never, ever, everrrrr, listening to your music againnnn @taylorswift13. LIKE EVER.” But as fun as this story is, it is apparently not true. Em's rep denies the Twitter account in question belongs to the rapper's daughter. In fact, the imposter eventually apologized, tweeting, "Wow, I didn't mean for people to react to my tweet in the way that they have it was just a bit of fun! Sorry Taylor Swift for my immaturity."
Q-What is Eminem’s real name? Marshall Mathers
MODERN FAMILY STAR’S MOM TRIED TO LEAK NAKED PHOTOS OF HER SISTER
Ariel Winter’s mother sounds like a piece of work. According to Hollywood publicist Jonathan Hay, Chrystal Workman contacted him this week to try and get him to leak naked pictures of Ariel’s sister Shanelle Gray. Gray was named the 14-year-old Modern Family star’s legal guardian in October after allegations Chrystal was physically and emotionally abusing Ariel. Hay says Chrystal was persistent about leaking the photos, said to be eight or nine years old, but he refused because he felt she was trying to “sell out her daughter.” Ariel’s legal team has already been in contact with Hay, who says he’s willing to file a declaration in support of Ariel.
HUDSON’S SECRET WEDDING PLANS
Kate Hudson has been engaged to Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy since April, 2011, but she’s not about to give away any secrets about their big day. "I think until the day we get married, the answer is going to be, 'We have no intention right now of getting married,'" Hudson, who welcomed son Bingham in July, 2011, told Us Weekly. "And then you'll find out we got married." As for whether they’ve started making plans, Hudson says, “We have an idea. It’s starting to formulate, but it’s a timing thing.”
Q-Hudson earned a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for the film Almost Famous. What was her character’s name? Penny Lane
AUBRY THE INSTIGATOR OF THANKSGIVING BRAWL
Gabriel Aubry will not face charges in connection with the Thanksgiving Day brawl he had with Halle Berry’s fiancé Olivier Martinez, but despite his claims that Olivier attacked first, cops believe Gabriel was the instigator. Based on witness interviews, detectives believe the Calvin Klein model pushed Olivier and swung at his face before Olivier made any sort of move. Olivier then responded in self-defense and punched Gabriel in the face three times. Cops believe Gabriel has “ongoing anger issues,” with one source telling TMZ, “It seems he’s having a hard time getting over his breakup with Halle.” Both sides decided not to press charges.
JESSICA’S PREGNANCY JEOPARDIZES WW DEAL
Jessica Simpson has yet to confirm she’s pregnant with her second child, but Us Weekly, which broke the story, says the baby has gotten in the way of her Weight Watchers deal. A source tells Us the folks at WW are “furious” at Jess, explaining, “she was already on think ice with them since she didn’t lose enough for a first ad, when they had to shoot from the waist up.” Jess has reportedly lost 70 pounds, and shot a new commercial, but the insider says, “they don’t think it can run. No one wants to hear about a pregnant woman dieting.”
GLANVILLE COMPLAINS ABOUT RIMES’ PARENTING SKILLS
Brandi Glanville is still complaining about LeAnn Rimes playing mom to her kids. "I, unfortunately, don't find her to be stable and I don't want her around my kids when Eddie's not there -- or at least the nanny, his parents, someone," Brandi tells Us Weekly. "Mason, my eldest, ate some of Le's candies and got extremely ill. And Le's candies are laxatives. It was a big f--king deal for me, and I lost my mind." Rimes’ rep calls the story, "just more inaccuracies and half-truths," but Brandi’s ex Eddie Cibrian seems a bit madder. “It is absolutely ridiculous that my ex-wife continues to put the personal lives of myself, LeAnn, our sons and my family on public display for the sake of her notoriety,” he told Us. “She is fully capable and has the means of contacting myself and LeAnn privately to discuss any matter concerning the children. The fact she chooses not to, should be pretty transparent. And while I do not wish to fuel her ever-igniting fire, there is a breaking point where enough is enough."
Q-Can you name the 2005 ABC alien series Cibrian starred in? Invasion
GWYNETH WOULD LIKE MORE KIDS
Gwyneth Paltrow is a very happy mother of two, but admits she sometimes thinks about adding to her family. “My brain says, ‘Oh, I think I’m done, the kids are big now and I don’t want to go back to changing diapers,’” the 40-year-old tells InStyle. “But a part of me would love to have another. Of course, I’m old now!” Gwyneth, who is married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, also admits she has a problem juggling her career and motherhood. “I look for an interesting supporting part about once a year. That’s the most I can manage,” she says. “Some women can do it and that’s fantastic, but I can’t. You make choices as a wife and mother, don’t you? You can’t have it all. I don’t care what it looks like.”
Q-In 1996 Paltrow played the title role in what movie, based on a Jane Austen book? Emma
WATTS ON PLAYING PRINCESS DIANA
Naomi Watts stars as Princess Diana in the upcoming movie Diana, and admits it wasn’t easy playing a person so loved by so many people. “Playing Princess Diana was the hardest thing I’ve done,” she tells Manhattan magazine. “Because of the pressure of everyone’s beliefs about who she was and the fact that it was just really hard to claim her as my own since everybody feels they know her.” But the one thing Naomi did not want to do was an impersonation of Lady Di. “I don’t want to get caught up in mimicry – that’s the worst thing,” she said. “I was to try to embody her and get the essence of her. Those things are really important to me.”
Q-Naomi Watts has two sons with what actor? Liev Schreiber
SUCCESS COMING BETWEEN ELLEN AND PORTIA?
Is Ellen DeGeneres’ success ruining her marriage? The National Enquirer claims that as Ellen’s career continues to rise, it’s driving her further away from wife Portia de Rossi. “Sadly, Ellen and Portia’s relationship is quickly becoming just another typical Hollywood cliché,” a source told the tab. “The more success and wealth they accumulate, the deeper the wedge between them.” The insider claims Ellen has been trying to make Portia happy with gifts, like the new $18 million mansion she purchased in Beverly Hills. But the source says “Ellen is grasping at straws,” adding, “at this point, the only thing that’s going to save Ellen and Portia’s relationship is to find a way to make Ellen’s success secondary to what really matters – their love for each other.”
Q-On Arrested Development, what comedian played Portia de Rossi’s husband, Tobias Funke? David Cross
MOONVES TALKS HALF MEN PROBLEM
CBS chief Les Moonves tells the Wall Street Journal he isn’t sure what will happen to Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones, who called the show “filth” in a video that went viral on the web. Jones reportedly wants to come back to the sitcom, but Moonves says, “I don’t know what our status is with him,” adding, “We took this boy who started with us when he was eight years old, and it seemed to be what happens with child stars over the course of time.” As for whether they plan to replace Angus, Moonves says, “We have other plans. I don’t think it’s quite been resolved, but after going through what we went through with Charlie Sheen, this is a piece of cake.”
CELEBRITY CRIME BLOTTER
Former Home Improvement star Taran Noah Smith pleaded guilty to a charge of drug possession and no contest to driving under the influence, in connection with his February DUI arrest in Los Angeles. He received three-year’s probation and must attend a six-month drug diversion program.
Former soap opera star Scott Evans (One Life to Live), the younger brother of The Avengers’ Chris Evans, was arrested in LA Tuesday after attempting to buy drugs off an undercover cop. He was booked for felony possession of a controlled substance. There’s no word on what substance Evans was trying to buy.
OPRAH’S NEW BOOK CLUB SELECTION
Oprah Winfrey has announced her second pick for her new version of the Oprah Book Club - The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (the first was Wild by Cheryl Strayed). "The opening pages of Ayana's debut took my breath away," says Oprah. "I can't remember when I read anything that moved me in quite this way, besides the work of Toni Morrison."
MUNIZ DISCUSSES STROKE
Frankie Muniz is opening up to People magazine about the mini stroke he suffered last Friday. The 27-year-old says he was on his motorcycle when he realized the vision in his right eye had become blurry. "I thought I had something on the visor of my helmet. I couldn't focus out of my right eye," he says. And when he got home, he started feeling even worse. "I was really dizzy and in a lot of pain in my whole body and my head,” he says. "I felt like I was getting stabbed in the head – the worst headache you could ever think of. I couldn't see anything." His fiancée Elycia Marie Turnbow then realized Muniz wasn’t speaking clearly and took him to a Phoenix area hospital. “I’m home and trying to relax and get ready to get back to work,” he said. “My biggest problem is I always want to be working and going non-stop. So it’s a wakeup call to take a little time and relax a bit.”
TEEN MOM 2 STAR’S MOM FORCED HER INTO REHAB
Teen Mom 2’s Jenelle Evans recently spent some time in rehab. Her older sister Ashleigh tells Star magazine Jenelle’s mother Barbara had her involuntarily committed to a North Carolina mental health facility right after Thanksgiving because she was doing heroin. But Jenelle, who married her boyfriend of two months Courtland Rogers on Tuesday, says she was actually in a North Carolina hospital for medical reasons. On December 2nd she said she was hospitalized in order to have ovarian cysts removed.
MORE HONORS FOR ZERO DARK THIRTY
Score two wins for Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. Just days after the New York Film Critics Circle named it Picture of the Year, the movie, about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review. Bigelow nabbed Best Director and the film’s star, Jessica Chastain was named Best Actress. Other winners included: Bradley Cooper, Best Actor, Silver Linings Playbook; Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Supporting Actor, Django Unchained and Ann Dowd, Best Supporting Actress, Compliance.
Q-In 2008, Bigelow became the first woman to ever win a Best Director Oscar for what film? The Hurt Locker
BILLY BOB WOULD GO TO BRANGELINA WEDDING
Billy Bob Thornton tells TMZ that should he be invited to ex-wife Angelina Jolie’s wedding to Brad Pitt, he’d be more than happy to attend. (Cause that’s really going to happen.) A paparazzo caught up with Billy Bob at the Sunset Marquis in LA Tuesday night and said, “I hear that Brad and Angie invited you to their wedding…are you gonna go, do you think?” To which Billy Bob replied, “I don’t go out of town much…but yeah, you never know, I’d be happy to…I’d be more than happy to, absolutely.”
Q-Can you name the 2003 holiday movie Billy Bob starred in alongside Bernie Mac and Lauren Graham? Bad Santa
HONEY BOO BOO STAR WANTS GORILLA SUIT BACK
Honey Boo Boo star “Crazy” Tony Lindsey was arrested last month after taking part in a dangerous prank in which a man dressed in a gorilla suit scared drivers along a Georgia highway. Lindsey wasn’t wearing the suit, but was busted for being part of the stunt. The suit was taken into evidence, and now Lindsey says he wants it back. He tells TMZ he uses it to scare his buddies and argues, “It’s wrong of them to keep my gorilla suit…they’re treating me like I killed somebody.”
JAZZ COMPOSER BRUBECK DIES
Jazz composer Dave Brubeck, the pianist behind the tune “Take Five,” died Wednesday morning of heart failure while on his way to a cardiology appointment. He was 91. (He would have turned 92 today.) Brubeck formed the Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1951, and the group’s 1959 album Time Out was the first-ever million selling jazz LP, and is still among the best-selling jazz albums of all time. In 1954 he became the first modern jazz musician to be pictured on the cover of Time magazine and in 2009 he was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient.
Elizabeth Banks is returning to Modern Family. Banks will reprise her role of Mitch and Cam’s hard-partying best friend Sal on an upcoming episode of the ABC comedy.
Former Seinfeld star Michael Richards has joined Kirstie Alley’s TV Land pilot Giant Baby. The sitcom stars Alley as a Broadway star who reconnects with her biological son after his adopted mother dies.
Game of Thrones star Sean Bean will star in the TNT pilot Legends, replacing Brendan Fraser who dropped out of the project last month. The series follows a deep-cover operative (Bean) who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job.