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‘Glee’ Production Delayed

The sudden and tragic death of actor Corey Monteith has delayed the schedule of Glee as producers and writers of the show figure out how to write his character out of the show. The Fox show has been pushed back Glee-Cast-glee-9252428-600-42917069to September 26th as the season premiere instead of the originally planned September 13th debut.

Creator and writer on the show, Ryan Murphy, has finally answered some of the questions revolving around the moves they are making. When specifically asked about Monteith’s struggles with drug addiction, Murphy had this to say:

“It’s always sad and shocking when somebody so young dies, but one of the things that made it even more upsetting is that so many of us who knew and loved him were actively involved in trying to get him better.”

How will the series handle his passing and his character’s role? You’ll have to catch up with the new season in a few weeks to find out.

Elisabeth Hasselback Leaving The View for Fox News

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Seems Elisabeth Hasselback is saying deuces to The View and moving on to something a little bit more up her alley! The TV show co-host is leaving The View to join Fox & Friends on the more conservative FOX cable news network in September.

“Elisabeth’s warm and engaging personality made her a star on The View,” Fox News Channel president Roger Ailes said in a statement today. “She has proven to be an excellent conversationalist and I am certain she will make a great addition to our already successful morning franchise.”

“I have been a long-time fan of Fox & Friends and am excited to be joining their team in September as it is an honor to call the Fox News Channel my new television home,” Elisabeth added.

Elisabeth will join regular Fox & Friends presenters Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade in mid-September. Their longtime cohost Gretchen Carlson has inked a deal for her own daytime talk show on the network, to start airing in early fall.

It was already rumored that Elisabeth was leaving back in March, after Joy Behar announced her own departure when her contract runs out in August.

Barbara Walters, who is retiring next year herself and previously denied rumors that Elisabeth was leaving, said in a statement, “We have had ten wonderful years with Elisabeth and she will now be swimming in new waters,” Walters said in a new statement. “We will miss her and wish her everything good.”

I’m sure Elisabeth will do well at Fox. She was always the most conservative of The View ladies anyway. My main question is, though, who’s going to be filling up all these seats on the panel now that half of them are leaving?!

Image via FOX News

Jane Lynch Is a Single Woman

Ain’t no glee in this news.

Jane Lynch, one of the stars of the Fox show ‘Glee’, has just announced her impending divorce from her wife of three years, Dr. Lara Embry. The two tied the knot legally in Massachusetts and the comedic actress issued a formal statement to the press:

“Lara and I have decided to end our marriage. This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another.”

Now comes the issue of assets. Allegedly, the couple don’t have a prenuptial agreement, which means that one of them may be a bit more wealthier than the other after all is said is done. Although Lynch’s wife is a doctor, she is certainly not making ‘Glee’ money.

Expect details to come out soon!jane

Singer Charice Comes Out

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One of the most famous young pop singers in Asia (and a former cast member of ‘Glee’) has come out.

Appearing in her homeland of The Philippines, the 21-year-old singer was asked if she were a lesbian by a reporter. The singer then outed herself and thanked her fans and denounced her foes all in a few sentences….

“I have deep gratitude for the Filipinos because they are the ones who know who I really am. I don’t know what the problem is because for me, there is no problem with that. So now I ask for forgiveness from those who don’t understand. And those who cannot accept. I apologize: I understand you. To those who could accept, and who could accept me, thank you very, very much. I just want to say to all of you that I feel very light – that I can leave the house knowing I am not hiding anything….I love myself, that’s why I’m able to do this.”

Congratulations to Charice and hopefully this news will not derail her promising career.

Mariah Carey To American Idol: I’ll Sue a B*tch!

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The ratings on American Idol have plummeted so hard that the producers reportedly considered ditching Mariah Carey and bringing back former judge Jennifer Lopez. And what did Carey have to say about all of this when it floated from their lips and underneath her weave and into her luscious lobes?

Hell to the no!

Carey had a few choice words for that proposal of her own. As in allegedly threatening to sue them for every cent they’ve ever made on the decade old show. The producers, who already are not the best of friends with Carey since slipping in Nicki Minaj at the last minute, now claim the talk is just that and there were never any plans to bring Lopez back.

If the producers want ratings to increase, they should probably get rid of Keith Urban and leave the judges at three. Minaj may be crazy, but she gives good drama against Mariah and they need more of that! Allegedly, the rumors surfaced once news spread that Lopez was performing on the season finale. Since Lopez and Carey allegedly hate one another, maybe we’ll see a verbal slap or two on this night?

Stay tuned. Or like most people this season…don’t!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Cory Monteith Checks Into Rehab

THERMAL, CA - APRIL 14:  Actor Cory Monteith attends day 1 of LACOSTE L!VE Hosts a desert pool party in celebration of Coachellaon April 14, 2012 in Thermal, California.  (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)

Cory Monteith of Glee fame has recently checked himself voluntarily into a rehabilitation center and made a statement through his representative to the press about his stint.

Monteith “has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction,” his publicist told People magazine. “He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”

Monteith plays the role of Finn Hudson in the ensemble Fox series. His co-star on the show and girlfriend in real life, Lea Michele, has pledged her support for him during this time. This is not his first time struggling with substance abuse problems. The 30-year-old actor has discussed his previous bouts with substance abuse over the years. In an interview dating back to 2011, he came clean about his rehab stint at the age of 19. He will miss the last two episodes of the current season of Glee as he starts rehabilitation.

Kudos to Monteith for voluntarily facing his demons. If only other celebrities would be so adult-like to confront their problems head on instead of traipsing off to South America to drown in more sweet nectar and ‘ski’.

Because We All Need a Little More Kardashian In Our Lives

Just when I was getting used to the sheer bliss of not having to watch anything Kardashian related for the last few weeks, it is now being reported that not only is another Kardashian getting a show, but on a network that doesn’t rhyme with ‘pee’.

It seems that someone is enamored with a Kardashian and wants it (yes, I said IT) for his show. Which one of these tricks is getting a chance to shine in her (and I use that pronoun ever so lightly) own new way?

Khloe Kardashian, aka The Ugly Sister, is about to be signed as the hostess to X Factor. That is if Simon Cowell has his way and FOX agrees. You know the world is coming to a fast S T O P when a case is being made by one of the most powerful men in entertainment to place Chewbacca’s long lost sister into a huge show. Cowell claims that the other people up for the job just don’t have that extra something that Khloe has. That being said, most women don’t have elongated clitorises, but hey, what do I know. Simon also believes that Demi Lovato and Britney Spears have a connection and that the three of them together could be ratings gold. Dare I even attempt to theorize on what these three could have in common besides having more issues than People and Time combined?

Let’s wait a few days and see what happens, folks. Because the decision will be revealed in less than a week. Sources connected to this say it is very likely Khloe will get the slot.

Oh happy goddamn day!

Fox May Get New Dating Show

Anyone sick of dating shows?

Nope, I didn’t think so.

According to an article with Entertainment Weekly, Fox is eyeballing a new show with American Idol producer Fremantle Media North America. The new show – a little like the Bachelor – takes 50 women, puts them behind a podium, and in front of these women is a desperate (sorry…did I say desperate?) single man has to “pitch” to the women.

And if any of the 50 women don’t like what they have to hear, they have the option to turn off their podium and back out of the bid. the man is kicked off the metaphorical island if all of the women decide to black out. He continues on if there are women who like what they see.

What happens after that? (No, not mud wrestling. Get your head out of the gutter.) But the women will battle it out in some way that I’m sure will attempt to appeal to the male audience.

Now, the real question remains as to whether we even care about having a new dating show. And I have another question…according to how the show works, we will have the same 50 women on each episode and on later episodes we will even see them going out on dates were their prize…but is the concept of the show that these women stay single? Or will there be replacement women if one of them happens to really like like their man? (Okay, update…I just watched a quick clip of the British version of the show, and apparently yes, if the woman does like the guy, she is no longer on the show and a replacement is sent out.)

But really…I have to confess – I am so totally looking forward to this show. I have a soft place in my heart for dating shows, even if most of them don’t last.

Here’s a quick clip of the (potential) new show…Take Me Out

Fox’s House Getting Cancelled

Say goodbye to the grumpy, cynical Doctor we all know and love people…House is officially getting the boot. This season’s eighth series will be the final one and apparently this decision was made by the shows producers, not Fox (so don’t blame them as much as I know you want to…)

The Producers released a statement stating, “After much deliberation, the producers of House M.D. have decided that this season of the show, the 8th, should be the last.”

You teared up didn’t you? Grab a tissue, everyone, the statement continues.

“…The producers have always imagined House as an enigmatic creature; he should never be the last one to leave the party. How much better to disappear before the music stops, while there is still some promise and mystique in the air.”

Do you hear music? I’m not sure I hear music.

“…Over the course of the last eight years, the producers of House have felt immensely honored to be the subject of such close attention by an intelligent, discriminating, humane and thoughtful – not to mention numerous – audience..The devotion and generosity of our viewers has been marvelous to behold.”

Hey, he called us intelligent…isn’t that sweet?

All seriousness aside, it will be sad to see the long running show House end. Even Fox describes a lump in their throat as they wave so long to their show. “While it’s with much regret, and a lump in our throats, we respect the decision [the producers]…For eight seasons, the entire House team has given us – and fans around the world – some of the most compelling characters and affecting stories ever seen on television…We wholeheartedly thank them, and the fans who have supported the show.”

Fox News Entertainment president Kevin Reilly explained that the show will have a proper send off and it won’t simply be “a case of the pink slips go out and that’s the end of House.” Even though there are rumors swirling around NBC picking up the show that is unlikely as the producers are the ones making this decision.

Now all of this leaves me with one question, which grumpy, cynical doctor can I watch on television now?

Ben Stiller’s New Comedy Show Airing This Fall

Alright, TV Watchers, raise your hand if you remember Ben Stiller’s last show, The Ben Stiller Show.

 I didn’t think so.

 But, lucky for us, Ben Stiller will be returning to the small screen with his new show this fall called, All Talk about the rises and pitfalls of a Jewish family living in Washington,D.C.I’m sure it will be all sorts of awesome.

Why will it be awesome?

First of all, the novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, who wrote the book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, will be writing the script and he’s already written the pilot of the script as well.

With that in mind, it makes the news about this show being, “politically, religiously, culturally, intellectually, and sexually irreverent” sound that much cooler, doesn’t it?

Second awesome point is that Alan Alda, who hasn’t been in very much since M*A*S*H, but he’s still an awesomely funny guy and somehow I can totally see him with Ben Stiller (who will not only be staring in the show, but working as an Executive Producer beside Jon Foer).

Two of the other Executive Producers include, Scott Rudin and Eli Bush. Rudin and Stiller had their little duet prior to this with Zoolander. And I don’t know about you, but I totally thought Zoolander was funny. I mean, a little bit, right? It had its moments.

And speaking of HBO, the new show, Luck will be airing Sunday at 9 PM on HBO. Starring Nick Nolte, Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina as the awesome stellar cast and it will take place in a horse race track, and if you enjoy your share of characters who have dark pasts, a ton of problems and like to gamble, than this show is for you.

Not to mention, you might want to catch Kiefer Sutherland, who stars in a new show called Touch, airing tonight on Fox at, about a single father who discovers his son can predict the future. I know what you’re thinking, though – those predict the future shows are bound to crash into a bed of awfulness right? Maybe, or maybe not. It has been compared to Sutherland’s last television show 24 but with a bit more importance being set on the relationship between the father and his son.

You can catch Touch tonight on Fox 9/8 C and Luck this Sunday, January 29th on HBO at 9 Pm.