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LINDSAY’S PROBATION REVOKED
As expected, Lindsay Lohan was arraigned yesterday on charges she lied to the cops in connection with her California car accident back in June. As a result, Lindsay’s probation from her jewelry heist case was revoked and the judge scheduled a January 15th hearing to decide whether she should be sent to jail for the violation. Linds, who was not in court yesterday, faces 245 days in jail.
BARRYMORE’S DAUGHTER MAKES MAGAZINE DEBUT
Drew Barrymore’s daughter Olive makes her debut on the cover of this week’s People magazine. In the accompanying interview, Drew admits that being a mom is a scary thing. “I couldn’t eat or sleep for two weeks, I was just so nervous!,” she said. “You have the highest highs and yet you’re facing the biggest fear of ‘how do I keep someone alive?’” She added, “I really wanted a wonderful traditional family for my kid. (Husband) Will (Kopelman) comes from a strong family, he provides a strong family…it just makes me so emotional because it’s like a miracle.” [See Spotlight On for more.]
Q- What is the name of the 2012 movie in which Barrymore plays a Greenpeace volunteer trying to save a family of gray whales in Alaska? Big Miracle
HATHAWAY CALLS WARDROBE MALFUNCTION UNFORTUNATE
Anne Hathaway was reportedly “devastated” photographers caught a picture of her naughty bits while she was exiting her car at the New York premiere of Les Miserables earlier this week. “It was obviously an unfortunate incident (and) it kind of made me sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of you in a vulnerable moment and rather than deletes it…sells it,” she told Matt Lauer on Today. “I'm sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies unwilling participants.” (See yesterday’s About Last Night morning for audio.)
Q-Hathaway got married earlier this year, but before that she got hitched on the big screen in what romantic comedy, which also starred Kate Hudson? Bride Wars
PLOT TO KILL BIEBER FOILED
A New Mexico TV station yesterday reported that a convicted murderer had plotted to kill and castrate Justin Bieber, but then cancelled his plans. According to KRQE News, Dana Martin, who is serving two life sentences, had recruited fellow inmate Mark Staake at Las Cruses prison to kill Bieber once Staake was released. KRQE reported that Martin is obsessed with the 18-year-old pop star and even has a tattoo of him on his leg. Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane were supposed to carry out the plan last month when Bieber was performing at MSG, but for some reason Martin himself fessed up to the plot and Staake and Ruane were arrested. Ruane apparently made it to New York with tools to carry out the deed, but NYPD intercepted him.
SETTLEMENT IN WINTER CUSTODY CASE
TMZ reports that Modern Family star Ariel Winter and her mother Chrystal Workman have reached a settlement regarding her guardianship. According to a source, Ariel’s sister Shanelle Gray will become Ariel’s permanent guardian, and Chrystal will lose her custodial rights. In addition, Ariel’s dad Glenn Workman will have control of Ariel’s finances. Shanelle has been Ariel’s guardian since October when the court removed the 14-year-old from her mother’s care over abuse allegations.
PARKER’S ASSISTANT STEALS GLASSES/HOLDS UP FLIGHT
A United Airlines flight from Norway to New York was delayed yesterday thanks to Sarah Jessica Parker’s assistant. TMZ reports that Parker and her entourage were getting ready to board the flight when they were stopped by cops who were alerted to a theft of a pair of expensive sunglasses from an airport shop by one of the actress’ assistants. The assistant was not allowed to board the plane until a settlement was reached, in which she paid a fine of $1,400 on the spot.
Q-At age 14, Parker starred on the Broadway stage in what hit musical, about an orphan who is adopted by a New York millionaire? Annie
MORE JENNER DIVORCE RUMORS
Although they have consistently denied the rumors, Star magazine is sticking by their claim that Kris and Bruce Jenner are headed for divorce. In fact, the tabloid reports things have gotten so bad, the breakup is tearing the family apart, literally. Star says Bruce is actually in the process of moving himself and daughters Kylie and Kendall out of the family home. Apparently Bruce is worried Kris has been too focused on the girls’ careers, as opposed to them having a normal childhood. And insiders say Kourtney, Khloe and Rob Kardashian are all on Bruce’s side, because they want to protect their younger siblings. Said the source, “The family really is in an all-out war.”
TOM MEETS MYSTERY WOMAN
Does Tom Cruise have a new woman in his life? Well, the UK press is speculating that he might, after he was spotted meeting a mystery brunette Tuesday evening in Stockholm, Sweden. Earlier that night, Tom had attended the premiere of his film Jack Reacher. The woman was seen waiting for Tom at a nightclub following the screening.
Q-What is the name of Tom Cruise’s first wife? Mimi Rogers
SAG NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
Les Miserables, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook each received four nominations yesterday for the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. All three films will compete for Best Ensemble (the SAG’s equivalent of Best Picture), alongside Argo and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. On the TV side, 30 Rock picked up four nods and will compete for Best Comedy Acting Ensemble with The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Glee, Nurse Jackie and The Office, while Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Homeland and Mad Men are all up for Best Drama Ensemble. The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air January 27th on TNT and TBS.
JENNA BUSH PREGNANT
Jenna Bush Hager announced on the Today show yesterday that she and husband Henry are expecting their first child in the spring. "I'm pregnant!" she told Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. "We're so excited and obviously nervous about it. I'm a first-time mom. But it's something that I've always wanted. I'm a teacher and I love kids." The child will be the first grandchild for former President George Bush and wife Laura.
Q-What is the name of Jenna Bush’s twin sister? Barbara
SPICE GIRLS MUSICAL SAVAGED BY CRITICS
The Spice Girls musical Viva Forever opened in London earlier this week, and the reviews were not kind. “I’ll tell you what I wanted, what I really really wanted – I wanted this terrible show to stop,” wrote Charles Spencer of The Daily Telegraph. “This musical is tawdry, lazy and unedifying.” The Independent called it “lacking in any truly original or challenging spark,” while the Daily Mail said it was “a prize Christmas turkey.” The members of the band, who were on hand for the premiere, had nicer things to say. “It was…great,” said Scary Spice Melanie Brown. Added Sporty Spice Melanie Chisholm, “if people criticize it we don’t care – because we love it.”
Q-What was the name of the 1998 Spice Girls movie? Spice World
CURRY TO GET CNN ANCHOR GIG?
Ann Curry may soon have a new high-profile job. According to the New York Post, former Today executive producer Jeff Zucker, who recently took over at CNN, wants to make Ann an anchor on the network. Word is, he wants Ann in the 8 pm timeslot currently held by Anderson Cooper. The suggestion is that Cooper would transition to a “Christiane Amanpour role” as a global correspondent.
MORE ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
There was some good news for Arrested Development fans earlier this week. Production on new episodes were put on hold, but that’s because Netflix has decided to expand its initial order of 10 episodes to somewhere between 12 and 15. According to Deadline.com, creator Mitchell Hurwitz shot more material than he originally planned, which resulted in him coming up with some new ideas and storylines, but since much of the cast is busy with other projects, production had to be halted in order for Hurwitz to determine how best to proceed with the new material.
Q-Michael Cera’s Arrested Development character has the same name as a popular UK pop star. What is it? George Michael
BETHENNY’S NOT SO HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Bethenny Frankel’s marriage to Jason Hoppy is in trouble, according to Us Weekly. The pair seemed to be constantly fighting on last season’s Bethenny Ever After, and apparently, things are deteriorating. “Things have gotten even more strained in recent months,” said a source. “They’re fighting a lot.” Things are so bad, the source says they’ve been spending more and more time apart. One major sticking point seems to be their career ambitions. Said a source, “She’s very focused, but he’s just not driven.” But Bethenny isn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet. The insider says “she really wants to make it work.”
BROOKE GIVES CANCER UPDATE
Brooke Burke-Charvet has revealed some good news regarding her recent thyroid surgery. "I just got the results back from all of my tests and great news – the thyroid cancer has been removed from my body and all my lymph nodes are clear,” she wrote on the ModernMom website. “So I'm hoping that this is the end of the story. Woohoo!!! And thank GOD!" As for her recovery, Brooke writes, “Every day I'm feeling better and I'm looking forward to getting back to my usual routine, but with a bit of a different outlook. I've never been one to take life for granted and it sounds so cliché to say it, but this whole thyroid experience has given my family such a scare that it seems to have brought us all closer."
McKELLEN CLARIFIES CANCER REPORT
Sir Ian McKellen is clarifying a UK report that claimed he’s been living with prostate cancer for six or seven years. After the news hit, McKellen’s agent denied the report to ABC news saying the actor “does not have prostate cancer” and the remarks had been “taken out of context from an interview from years ago.” Well yesterday, McKellen took to Twitter to make sense of all the confusion. “There have been new reports in the press of the old news that I have early prostate cancer,” he wrote. “This was diagnosed six or seven years ago. There is no cause for alarm. I am examined regularly and the cancer is contained. I’ve not needed any treatment.”
HONEY BOO BOO A TOP GOOGLE SEARCH OF 2012
There’s no doubt Honey Boo Boo was a hit in 2012. The 6-year-old reality star topped two of Google’s Top Searched lists - Top Trending Reality Show and Top Trending Reality Star. Others to Top the 2012’s Google lists include: Whitney Houston, who was the Top Trending Search of the Year, and the Top Trending Person of the Year (both in the U.S. and Worldwide); Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, who were the Top Searched Breakup and The Hunger Games, which was the Top Searched Movie.
Q-The second installment in the Hunger Games franchise is currently shooting. What is it called? Catching Fire
HOLIDAYS WITH HONEY BOO BOO
And speaking of Honey Boo Boo…The public will soon get a chance to see how 6-year-old Alana Thompson spent her holidays. TLC yesterday announced a series of specials dedicated to Alana’s celebrations, with Halloween airing January 6th, Thanksgiving airing January 13th, and Christmas set for February 17th.
PALIN’S SON FILES FOR DIVORCE
Sarah Palin’s eldest son Track has filed for divorce from his wife Britta. The couple, who married in May, 2011, filed their papers together, which under Alaska law means they already settled property and custody issues. According to the documents, both sides agreed to watch a 48-minute video that shows them how to explain the breakup to their one-year-old daughter Kyla.
Q-What actress played Sarah Palin in the 2012 TV movie Game Change? Julianne Moore