-A family emergency will prevent Whoopi Goldberg from completing her her stage run in London. Goldberg had to exit the Sister Act musical after her mother suffered a stroke in the U.S.
-A personal tragedy will keep Martin Short from attending the Emmys this Sunday. Short, who had been nominated for his work on Damages, is mourning the death of his wife. Nancy Dolman died last Saturday of “natural causes.”
-Fred Armisen is already moving on from his failed 10-month marriage to Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss. The funnyman is now reportedly dating Abby Elliott, his Saturday Night Live costar.
-Michael Douglas won’t let his treatment for a throat tumor delay a court battle with his ex-wife. Diandra Douglas is seeking a share of Michael’s earnings from his upcoming film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Lindsay Lohan is back with Samantha Ronson.
The DJ regularly visited the troubled actress while she was undergoing a drug rehabilitation course at the UCLA Medical Center and the former lovers will rekindle their relationship now Lindsay has been released. Samantha has already reportedly been telling friends they are a couple again.
“Samantha always wanted to ‘fix’ Lindsay. Now that Lindsay has been legally and emotionally beat down, Sam is back to work trying to help. Apparently Lindsay never got over Sam so she was all for rekindling the relationship, a source said.
Meanwhile, Lindsay is to receive outpatient treatment several times a week. The actress - who left the UCLA Medical Center yesterday after spending 23 days there as a patient - will continue to visit the facility on a regular basis, an arrangement she is said to be happy with.
“She doesn’t have a choice but she’s not fighting it. Lindsay is going to do what she has to do. She wants this all behind her.”
From Miley Cyrus to Elizabeth Hurley, it seems like everyone has a crush on Zac Efron.
The 45-year-old beauty has a soft spot for the 22-year-old screen heartthrob, admitting Efron brings out the “cougar” in her. “Watching one of the High School Musicals with my son. The cougar in me loves Zac Efron,” she wrote on her Twitter page.
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John Mayer has reportedly rekindled his romance with Jennifer Aniston.
The singer - who split from the 41-year-old beauty in August 2008, began dating her again in October that year before >separating for the second time in March 2009 - admits he is a strong believer in “second chances,” and that it’s important for him to “be with” the one he loves.
“I believe in second chances! You might have been a pain in the a*s the last time around, but you can still start over again from home base. Next time you get a text from the one you love just text back ‘come over’ - no matter what happened in the past. If you really love someone, just tell them and be with them,” he said during a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
John was performing for fans at the venue on Sunday, when he spoke candidly for the crowd. A woman believed to be Jennifer was spotted sitting in the audience, although John’s spokesperson refused to confirm she was there. The couple are believed to have been secretly dating for several weeks, after the musician invited the Switch actress - who was married to Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt, and has dated Vince Vaughn - to fly by private jet from Los Angeles to visit him in Manhattan.
Not surprisingly, Miley Cyrus has called it quits with Liam Hemsworth.
The pair, who met when they shot family drama The Last Song in 2009, have broken up after more than a year of dating, representatives for the Australian actor have confirmed, with friends of the singer-and-actress claiming she is too focused on her career to have a relationship.
“Ever since she left for Detroit to film LOL: Laughing Out Loud, Miley has been super focused on her work. Liam wanted more, but she’s 17 and has other priorities right now. He’s been a distraction. Miley’s not with anybody else. Liam visited her twice on the set and both visits were only about 24 hours in length, by Miley’s choice. She is not ready to settle down, and Liam’s not a happy camper. They’re both young,” a source said.
However, friends of the young stars have not ruled out a reconciliation in the future: “To say they are done forever would be premature, but it’s safe to say for now they are doing their own thing.”
Lindsay Lohan has been discharged from the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital after receiving just 22 days of treatment. It’s believed the 24-year-old star left the treatment facility via a back door yesterday afternoon.
The actress had been ordered by Judge Marsha Revel, the original judge presiding over her case, to undergo a three-month stint in rehab after her release from jail. However, staff at the facility recommended the sentence was excessive, and advised she should be released from the clinic early.
Despite being on rehab lock-down, Lindsay Lohan is making quite the fuss, reportedly wanting an apology from the Californian courts.
The actress is said to be “fuming” after medical assessments at the UCLA Medical Center - where she is currently undergoing a 90-day stint as part of her sentence for breaching probation - found she may have been misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and is not suffering from bipolar disorder or addicted to drugs as was previously claimed.
Instead, medics believe it is possible her prescription for Adderall, which treats ADD, led to her erratic behavior, meaning the 24-year-old star feels her sentence was unfair. “Lindsay is fuming - she is really upset that the courts put her through all this,” said a source.
Although the insider says Lindsay’s representatives are “exploring their options,” it is not expected she will be able to gain legal action against the perceived damage to her public image. Criminal Defence Attorney Steve Cron explained to Fox 411’s Pop Tarts, “No judge or prosecutor could be sued under these circumstances, they have absolute immunity. Judge Revel formulated her opinion of Lindsay based on the information she had at the time from another program. The judge could still be dissatisfied with the report from UCLA and seek independent opinions or insist Lindsay be enrolled in other programs.”
There’s a new he-diva around town: Taylor Lautner is suing a trailer company for “emotional distress.”
The Twilight star planned to buy a customized 2006 Country Coach Recreational Vehicle (RV) for $300,000 to use while filming new movie Abduction but has launched legal action over his “annoyance” that the vehicle wasn’t delivered on time.
The actor filed a lawsuit at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday against McMahon’s RV after the dealership failed to have the vehicle delivered by the agreed date of June 21. Taylor, 18, has claimed breach of contract and fraud and is demanding unspecified damages from the company.
Environmentally-conscious Brad Pitt has hinted the executives responsible for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill deserve the death penalty.
The Inglourious Basterds star speaks out against those behind the oil rig explosion in April - which caused the worst environmental disaster in US history with millions of gallons of oil flooding into the sea - in a new documentary If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise.
“I was never for the death penalty before - I am willing to look at it again,” Brad said of the people responsible for the disaster.
The oil spill, which happened after an explosion on the BP operated Deepwater Horizon rig, resulted in the decimation of wildlife and habitat of marine and coastal animals, as well as loss of livelihood for many fishermen and other people who depend of the area for work. As yet the root cause of the disaster remains unconfirmed.
Brad’s comments are at the end of the documentary, filmed by Spike Lee, about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans, Louisiana - the closest major US city to the Deepwater rig - five years after the hurricane devastated the city, leaving 80 per cent of it waterlogged. Brad spearheaded the Make it Right project after the natural disaster, which built 150 affordable and sustainable homes in one of the areas of New Orleans that was worst hit.
Katy Perry had an Alice in Wonderland-themed bridal shower yesterday.
The “California Gurls” singer, who is engaged to British comedic star Russell Brand, invited guests to an intimate garden party at a family friend’s house in Los Angeles to celebrate her impending nuptials. “The party had an Alice in Wonderland theme and only 11 of her closest friends were invited,” a source said.
Guests included her DJ pal Mia Moretti, Markus Molinari and her stylists Logan Horne, Rick Henry and Aaron Light. Among the pop star’s family members was her grandmother who brought along with her a picture of a young Katy posing in a pink outfit, which the 25-year-old singer then posted on her Twitter page alongside the comment, “grandma brought this one outta the closet today! (sic)”
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