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More than just celebrity gossip

Daniel Radcliffe Will Read J.K. Rowling’s New ‘Harry Potter’ Story

Via Extra TV:

“Extra’s” AJ Calloway caught up with Daniel Radcliffe. Daniel commenting on the news regarding Harry Potter, the character that made him famous, after J.K. Rowling revealed a look at the grown-up boy wizard in a new story posted her Pottermore website. Daniel saying he will read the short story, “Of course I’ll read it…I’m obviously going to read it.” But, Daniel not as sure he would be interested in playing the older Harry Potter, “As far as I know Harry is 36 in those stories…I’m about to turn 25, I’m not sure if that’s quite in my playing age yet.”

Radcliff admitting he doesn’t really have an opinion in what happens to his Harry Potter character, “I never had an opinion on what should happen to the character, I’m watching with the rest of the world now, fascinated to see what she does with it.”

The actor was in NYC promoting his BBC TV series, “A Young Doctor’s Notebook and Other Stories,” also starring Jon Hamm.

Nick Cannon: Playing Richard Pryor In Upcoming Biopic?

Via Extra TV:

Nick Cannon joined “Extra’s” Mario Lopez at Universal Studios Hollywood, where the “America’s Got Talent” host commented on headlines that say he’s going to play comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic.

Cannon explained it’s just rumors for now. “There’s a phenomenal director, Lee Daniels, who did everything from ‘The Butler,’ to ‘Precious.’ He’s assigned to the project, and he’s supposed to direct… He’s a personal friend of mine, and I’ve had the opportunity to kind of read with him, talk about it, but in my mind I’m trying to be the best man for the role. There’s several other people who’d love to play this role, and I’m just saying may the best man get it.”

Nick added he has begun to look the part. “I started growing my hair and doing the look and everything. Crazy, because the rumors started right away… ultimately man, it’s a dream project, who wouldn’t want to be part of that legendary story, that legendary comic? He changed the face of comedy, so I’d love the opportunity.”

For now, Cannon is concentrating on “America’s Got Talent.” “Season 9… it’s the best season we’ve had so far. The judges are just jelling. I think it’s the best judging panel on television, then after that, man, like, the talent shot up to the next level.”

The TV personality is also working on a children’s book based on his 3-year-old twins with wife Mariah Carey. “I really don’t want my kids to be in entertainment, but I understand how people have fallen in love with their characters, who they are, so I was like, I’ll just design children’s books with their characters in mind. They’re like the new Raggedy Ann and Andy, and it’s called ‘The Adventures of Roc and Roe.’”

Megan Fox Reveals HER Girl Crush In New Cosmo Interview

Superstar Megan Fox is Cosmo’s August cover girl, on newsstands July 8th. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star opens up to the magazine about women in Hollywood, her sexuality, and life with her husband Brian Austin Green.

Check out the highlights from the Cosmo interview below:

On someone she finds sexy:
“I think Ellen [DeGeneres] is sexy. Maybe it’s the way she gives off the impression that she’s anti-‘the business’ even though she’s engaging in it. And humor is always sexy.”

On reading Cosmo:
“I remember I used to think it was a big deal, when I was like 15, 16, and I knew that Cosmo was something my mom probably didn’t want me to read, and so it was exciting to get a hold of it because you felt like you were getting a glimpse behind what it was to be a woman; they’re letting you in on womanly secrets.”


For more of Megan Fox’s exclusive interview and photo shoot with Cosmopolitan, pick up the issue on newsstands July 8.

Raven Symone on Her Gay Marriage Tweet, Growing Up A Child Actor & More


Actress RAVEN SYMONE makes an appearance via video chat on “Just Keke,” the new daily talk show hosted by dynamic actress, singer and activist Keke Palmer on Thursday, July 3rd. Raven chats with Keke about her gay marriage tweet from last summer that instantly made headlines. Plus, Raven and Keke talk about growing up as child actors and Raven reveals how she remains confident in who she is today.

Highlights below:

Raven on Her Headline-Making Gay Marriage Tweet

Keke: Now, you sent out a tweet last August saying, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.” Now it made news because of course everybody had the question of, Is this Raven coming out? Is this her moment? Do you want to talk about that?

Raven: I’ll just say I love my LGBT community and I’m part of them for always.

Keke: Yes! Yes! Now you know I have to say because coming up as a child actor, working in Disney Channel, all that type of stuff, people have an idea of who and what and how you should be. So when you sent that tweet out, were you expecting that kind of feedback? Were you prepared for it?

Raven: Girl, I sent it because people are raising stupid laws. Period….

Raven on Moving On From Her Child Actor Image & Being Confident in Who You Are

Keke: Now when you first got out of “That’s So Raven,” I really wanna ask this question from me too, because, like I said being a child actor people always want to group you up and keep you the same way. Especially with “Akeelah and the Bee,” I feel like “Akeelah and the Bee” is my Urkel ya’ll. I ain’t never gonna live that one down girl. So how was it, when you changed your hair up different than people expected, it’s not “That’s So Raven,” it’s not Raven Baxter, it’s Raven Symone. What was that like? What was the feedback like? How did you learn to silence all of that?

Raven: That’s a tricky question missy. How do I say this correctly without making people angry? You have to be confident in who you are no matter what your team, background noise or front-ground noise makes. You have to stay strong as long as you’re not, ya know, being a drug addict or nothing crazy then you gotta listen. But when you’re just trying to color your hair, stay strong. It’s hard because people want to continue the brand, continue the look that they created to, I’m being honest, they want continue that look that made them money for so long but sometimes it doesn’t always coincide with who you are as a person…

Gotta love Raven!

CELEB SPOTTING: Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ali Fedotowsky and Amy Davidson at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos Resort & Spa

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Over the weekend, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting was spotted at the Villa La Estancia Los Cabos Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico along with her husband Ryan; Ali Fedotowsky with her boyfriend, L.A. radio DJ Kevin Manno; and actress Amy Davidson (Kaley’s former costar on “8 Simple Rules” with her husband Kacy Lockwood.

The group, along with Kaley’s sister, Briana Cuoco and their friend, actress Ashley Jones, flew to Cabo for a fun, relaxing weekend for the 4th of July holiday. They were there to vacation and celebrate a few birthdays (Ryan, Kacy and Kevin), which they celebrated in their suite one night (followed by rounds of the Celebrity game as well as Heads Up.

The group also spent time at the resort’s pool/pool bar and had massages at the resort’s Desert Spa. The friends also dined at the hotel’s La Casona fine dining restaurant before heading out to downtown Cabo to the club, Baja Junkie.




Photos by Daniel Jireh

Dakota Fanning Isn’t Like Kim Kardashian!

At just 20 years old, Town & Country’s August cover girl Dakota Fanning has aced stardom with an inspiring maturity and poise. The Hollywood veteran, set to star in this Fall’s The Last of Robin Hood, opens up to the magazine about her life in the spotlight, how she maintains her privacy, and the types of projects she’d like to work on one day.

Via Town and Country

Dakota, explaining how getting into show business was her idea:
“It’s hard to explain to someone who didn’t know me as a child. But even before I started working – when I was two, three, four, five – I was an exceptionally mature child. I just was. And my mom and I were able to have conversations like, ‘Do you want to go to California and go to auditions for commercials and TV shows? Is that something you want to do?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, let’s give it a try.’”

On privacy:
“I’m just never going to parade my personal life. If you choose to not do it, it’s not hard to not do it… Any part of an artistic business is made better by there being a little mystery. That’s what movies are about.”

On growing up in the public eye:
“Because people saw me grow up, there’s this weird sort of ownership that they feel for me and that is…difficult. Because it’s not real; it’s in their minds. People don’t know me as much as they think they do. I’ll be walking down the street and someone will say hello, and I’ll go, ‘Oh, hi!’ I’ll think I must know this person if they said hello, but then you realize, you don’t know them.”

On her mother’s sacrifice for Dakota’s career:
“[My mother] realized I had the potential to do things that were bigger than the life she knew. And she recognized that in Elle, too. When she made that initial move with me to L.A., she completely gave up her own dreams and started over in a place she never imagined living. I mean, Los Angeles, to a person from 20 minutes southeast of Atlanta, might as well be Africa.”

On the types of movies she’d like to direct and produce one day:
“It’s very hard to find a movie about a strong woman – one that doesn’t have anything to do with a guy or the love of a guy or the heartbreak of a guy. Is that the only crisis that women deal with: love and loss of love and sadness? There’s more to life than that.”

For more of Dakota’s exclusive interview with Town & Country, pick up a copy on newsstands July 8th!

David Arquette Engaged!

Is David Arquette engaged to his girlfriend? Yes, yes.

Not to be outdone by Courteney Cox, actor David Arquette asked his girlfriend Christina McLarty to be his wife. The whole thing went down in Malibu on July 2nd and his reps have confirmed the big news.

Of course, his happy news came a few days after his ex-wife Courteney Cox announced her engagement to Johnny McDaid, Snow Patrol musician, on June 26. Because life is a race, y’all. When you are divorced or you break up, it’s all about proving that you are just as adjusted and happy as the other person.

Yes, I fully realize that it could just be coincidence. And the fact that if you squint his new fiance actually looks like Cox is also just a coincidence. Or it just means he has a type. (but don’t we all?) Seriously though, I’m not sure why this is presented as a competition. If it were really a competition, would’t CC have had a baby first? Or immediately after?

Okay, details!

Arquette, star from Scream, popped the question during a family event according to a source. They were enjoying a dinner with two month old son Charlie West and Arquette’s 10-year-old daughter Coco at Mastro’s steakhouse.

According to an insider, Arquette had “planned it for a while” and also “known he wanted to marry Christina for a long time.”

Another source states, “David was just waiting for the right time. He and Courteney both talked about taking the next step in their relationships… They both want what is best for each other.”

Glee’s Chris Colfer Hacked But Isn’t Alone

When Glee‘s Chris Colfer’s Twitter account was hacked fans went crazy. Why? Because the hacker tweeted that Colfer would be leaving Glee and that was hit with a big, resounding, NOPE, from Twitter-land, which then carried over to internet-land as a whole.

His manager has sense released a statement that he will indeed be returning for the final season of the show on Fox. The actor has already signed a contract so that he can complete season six. The actor, on a mid-Atlantic flight, was unable to update Twitter due to lack of Wi-Fi.

Studio 20th Century Fox Television also released a statement letting fans and viewers know that he will be on the next season of Glee. “We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.” The offending tweet has since been removed.

But apparently, Colfer wasnt’ the only Glee star whose Twitter account was hacked. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lea Michele’s account was also hacked, tweeting a pregnancy announcement. Lea’s publicist confirmed that the tweet was due to a hack.

Colfer himself returned to his Twitter account to renounce the previous tweet, something he wasn’t able to do at first due to his lack of internet access.

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And there you have it. Chris will be back. Lea is maybe not pregnant (hey, the publicist said she’d been hacked. I didn’t hear a pregnancy renunciation.) All is right with the world.

Helen Mirren Cuts Her Own Hair


She turns 69 this summer, looking absurdly fresh-faced and beautiful. Helen Mirren told Redbook about cutting her own hair, red lipstick and feeling inferior around French women.

Check out the highlights below.

Via Redbook:

Helen Mirren on her daily beauty routine:
“I wear makeup every day. I love putting it on, and I get really into it: a little bit of this here, and little bit of that there… But then I stand back and look into the mirror and it’s awful! So I take it all off because I’ve gotten too anal about it. It’s absolutely true that as you get older, you have to wear less and less makeup. You can get away with naked eyes if you’ve got red lips. Or red lips and sunglasses.”

On her new film, The Hundred-Foot Journey and playing celebrated French chef, Madame Mallory who never had a hair out of place:
“Oh, God, she’s so not close to me. As a Brit, we’ve always looked to the French and [wondered], Why do they never look untidy? We’ve got a terrific inferiority complex when it comes to them.”

On the rumor that she cuts her own hair:
“Not always, but yes, I can’t handle going to the hairdresser every six weeks, so I only go about once a year. In between, I get out the scissors and do something, usually rather disastrously. Sometimes I’ll even chop my hair the morning of a big red carpet event.”

Jennifer Lopez Had A Complete Meltdown After Casper Smart Split

Jennifer Lopez apparently was in a rough place when she split from her former boy toy Casper Smart. I get the whole breakup thing. It is painful and I can’t even imagine going through it as a celebrity in the public eye.

In Touch magazine reports,

Jennifer Lopez has publicly maintained her composure following her split from Casper Smart. But now a friend of the singer tells In Touch that she’s not so stoic behind closed doors.

“Jennifer recently had a complete meltdown,” the pal tells the new issue of In Touch, adding that the American Idol judge was drinking champagne and completely lost it at her LA home recently. “She started throwing framed photos of Casper against the wall — there was broken glass everywhere, and the maid had to clean up after her. It was a crazy scene.”

Jennifer has been spending time lately with Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy but those in her inner circle say she’s still dealing with her emotions over Casper, who reportedly was caught sexting with a transsexual model last month.

Gotta love a “friend” who shares what they know with a tabloid magazine, right?

Well at any rate, I hope J. Lo gets herself right. There are plenty of men out there who would die to date that woman.

Tori Spelling Is Totally Not Acting on True Tori

Okay everyone, Tori Spelling wants you to know that she totally has not faked any part of True Tori because it’s completely ridiculous to think otherwise. And she can tell you why it’s impossible too.

Because, as she says, she’s just not that good of an actress.

See? Case closed.

Except, maybe that’s the problem? Because the reason rumors exist may be because, and I’m just throwing this out there: because Tori’s right and she’s just not that good of an actress?

All kidding aside, I’m not sure what the uproar or whatever you’d call it is all about. I mean, reality television is hardly ever reality. And when you’re Tori Spelling, your life is hardly reality as most people know it anyway. So a little non reality mixed with Tori Spelling reality is pretty much going to seem ridiculous no matter what. Which is kinda why she got her own reality show in the first place.

Anyway, Tori made the comments about it all during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live. The host, Andy Cohen, asked if she was surprised by the claims that she was lying and playing things up for the camera she said she was “Completely shocked.”

Jennie Garth took up for her, stating, “How could you even fake that?”

And then came: “I’m frankly not that good of an actress!”

She clarified that she wasn’t good at drama, but in comedy she excelled .

EXACTLY, Tori. That’s all I’m saying.

Also, in case you wanted to know, she did not plan any sort of ratings boosting trickery when she confronted Emily Goodhand (McDermott’s mistress).

Yup. Not buying it. And I still say she’s missing the point that she’s simply not that great of an actor. And in her defense- no one is on reality TV. I think tis’ something to do with the awkwardness of it all. I’d say, anyone that can pull that mess off without looking like a complete troll should win an Oscar.

Shia LaBeouf Checks Into Rehab

In predictable yet slightly unpredictable news, Shia LaBeouf has reportedly checked into rehab. What? Already? I know, right? I mean, it’s actually a really good thing, but I expected another 5 days of crazy before the first rehab check in.

So, to the news of rehab, I say good for you Shia. Good for you.

Given his antics over the weekend, you may be wondering what kind of rehab we’re talking about here. Well, according to x17online, it’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

After following him from his Hollywood Hills home, where he was seen holding a Big Blue Book (Alcoholics Anonymous), to a private rehab clinic that is frequently used by celebs, they describe Shia as looking nervous and generally unwell. Basically, he wasn’t exactly thrilled to be going, but off he went.

As you know, the actor took part in shenanigans o’plenty this weekend in New York and was ultimately charged with disorderly conduct, as well as harassment and criminal trespass. I honestly couldn’t keep up with the goings on in Shia-land. It seemed like everywhere I looked he was chasing homeless people, fighting, or terrorizing Cabaret goers.

Now, it’s not like this is the only time Shia has caused trouble, but it’s the first real craziness in recent years. In 2005, he was arrested for assault and in 2007 he wouldn’t leave a Walgreens in Chicago and was then arrested for trespassing, because yup, that’s what happens.

And that’s not counting the weird plagiarism twitter ridiculousness or that time he had a paper bag on his head. I mean, there’s definitely been some strange behavior.

So, let’s hope Shia actually takes this rehab thing seriously and gets the help he needs.

Justin Bieber Helps Floyd Mayweather’s Kids After Crash

Justin Bieber Helps Floyd Mayweather’s kids! Biebs to the rescue!

Finally a good Bieber story to report on, y’all. It seems Bieber was in full on hero mode as he rushed to help Floyd Mayweather’s three kids after a really bad car crash on Sunday.

The details are kinda sketchy, but TMZ reports that at the time of the crash, Justin Bieber was in an SUV and not far away from the mess. When he saw it, he jumped out and raced to the scene.

Bam! Bada$$ Bieber to the rescue.

We know that Mayweather was upset on the BET red carpet on Sunday afternoon after getting words that his kids had been involved in a bad car crash in L.A. Apparently, he was on the phone with Bieber at the time and told Justin all about how bad he felt not being there.

For his part, Bieber told the coppers that he was a friend of the family and needed to check on the kiddos.

The crash involved several vehicles, including a motorcycle and more than a few cars. As for the kids, they didn’t have any serious injuries, although one did have a busted lip. And get this- Bieber helped them feel better by playing his music for them. (Hey, good or bad depending on your opinion of his music, but considering it made them happy per reports, I’m ruling GOOD thing.)

After all was well, Bieber was actually allowed to take the kids to Floyd in his SUV, returning afterward to alert cops that the kiddos were safe with their father.

SO, good news days for Bieber and Amanda Bynes. Is it a sign of the apocalypse?

Okay, so I actually just realized that he did post a dang near naked selfie this weekend, so that’s kinda bad (or good) depending on how you look at it. So, maybe the apocalypse is postponed for now.

Chelsea Houska Shows Off Her Bikini Bod on Instagram

Adam who? Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska shows off her bikini bod and yowzah! Meanwhile, Chelsea’s ex (and baby daddy) Adam Lind is still locked up. Eat your heart out, Adam. Take a look at the selfie below, posted with the caption: “Haven’t had a Sunday fun day in a looong a* time.”

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Chelsea is mom to Aubree (4) and had no problems taking to instagram to show off her tight tummy . And I gotta say, I wouldn’t have a problem with it either if I were in the business of taking selfies.

As you can see she’s flipping off the camera and sporting some serious duck face, but hey— maybe that bird is directed at the haters. (Does she have haters? I’m so lost on the Teen Mom 2 non-Janell drama. Heck, I’m lost on Janelle drama too. Pft.)

Anyway, Chelsea hit the pool with her bestie Chelsey (same name, different spelling: take note) in the pool she has at the house she lives in with Aubree in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She later posted another pic where she’s chill axing in a raft.

And if you’re wondering how Chelsea got that slim tummy, she works for it. As RadarOnline reports, last year, she vowed that she would get fit and she did. Now, she goes to the gym 4-5 times a week and does group classes, cardio and weight lifting. And, of course, now she loves fruits and veggies instead of pizza.

Oh well, for a second I thought I might follow suit, but you lost me at gym 4-5 times a week and no pizza. If I’m hitting the gym that much, I’mma need some pizza.


Amanda Bynes Bong Throwing Charges Dismissed

Congrats to the one and only Amanda Bynes on having a bit of a good news day. Why? Because Amanda Bynes has charges dismissed by a judge in connection with that NYC marijuana bust.

TMZ predicted the outcome, which was pretty obvious providing (of course) Amanda not get in any more trouble for about 6 months. And she did, and now she’s reaping the rewards of a few less charges on her record. Huzzah!

If you don’t remember- the charge in question supposedly occurred when Bynes threw a bong out the window of her apartment in NYC after the cops followed up on complaints from her neighbors that she’d been acting crazy and smoking weed.

At that time, Bynes was charred with evidence tampering, reckless endangerment and marijuana possession.

Last January, Bynes was told that all would be well if she kept her nose clean, so to speak. Her lawyer spoke with TMZ and said that she’d met all conditions (read: stayed out of any trouble) and that the judge commended her on the way she’s behaved recently- formal dismissing all charges and sealing the file.