Kim Kardashian gave a nine-hour deposition in her divorce case Tuesday, where she insisted she married Kris Humphries for love, not publicity. Sources tell TMZ that Kim “testified under oath” that her intentions were genuine when she agreed to marry the NBA star and that her reality show “played no part in her decision to tie the knot.” Kris is trying to get an annulment based on fraud, and sources say the deposition “didn’t help his case.” The former couple’s trial is set to begin May 6th, 19 months after Kim filed for divorce (which was just 72 days after she got married).
Q-Prior to this year, Kris’ NBA team, the Brooklyn Nets, played in what state? New Jersey
Meanwhile, The Sun claims Kanye West has already picked out a name for the baby he’s expecting with Kim Kardashian. According to sources, Kanye really wants to name the child (rumored to be a girl) North, so her name will be North West. (Commence eye-rolling now.) And that’s not the only outrageous name on Kanye’s mind. According to insiders, he’s currently working on his next album, which he wants to call I Am God.
Q-What is the name of the Kanye/Jay-Z album released in 2011? Watch the Throne
While Jimmy Fallon is expected to replace Jay Leno at the Tonight Show, TMZ reports it definitely won’t happen until after Jay’s latest contract expires in September, 2014. Apparently Leno current contract contains a penalty clause that requires NBC to pay him a tremendous amount of money should they want to end the contract early.
Sources close to Taylor Swift are denying a recent claim that she’s started dating Hawaiian surfer John John Florence. Life & Style magazine was the first to report the romance, after Aussie TV asked John John about Taylor and he said, “um, I’m not supposed to comment on that,” and then added, “Yeah, you know, it’s kind of a secret thing going on right now. Can’t bust it out in the public just yet.” But Swift insiders tell E!, “there is no truth to that at all. Taylor is not dating – or texting this guy.”
Matthew McConaughey tells Details magazine that he didn’t disown his friend Lance Armstrong after the cyclist admitted he lied about using performance enhancing drugs. "He told a lie, he's not a liar," says the Magic Mike star. "When it came out, I took it personally, but then I realized it ain't personal to him. I was going, 'That son of a b*tch!' but then I thought, 'Well, what was he supposed to do? Call me to the side and go, 'Hey, I did this'? But I'm happy for him now, because despite all this outside conflict, he doesn't have this inner conflict anymore." McConaughey admits he sees less of Lance now, but that’s because he’s a busy father of three. “I do have less time for friends now," he says. "My close friends have had to come to understand that I can't just throw on a backpack and say, 'We'll be back in four days.'"
Despite reports that they are over, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison were spotted in public together Tuesday night, posing for a picture with a fan at Ye Rustin Inn in Los Angeles. This is the first time the couple has been seen together since Robert went to Australia to film The Rover two months ago. Sources say he returned from Down Under Saturday and has been staying at Kristen’s L.A. home ever since. Witnesses at Ye Rustin say the pair looked happy together. "When they were ordering drinks at the bar she was grabbing his jacket and being flirty," said one witness. "They were just acting cute and cuddly like they had missed each other. It looked like they were having an awesome time."
A judge in California yesterday granted Rihanna a permanent restraining order against an obsessed fan who tried to break into her home. The man, Steveland Barrow, who was busted last month after mistakenly breaking into the home of one of Rihanna’s neighbors, must stay at least 100 yards from the R&B star for the next three years.
Gossip Blogger Perez Hilton is showing off his new son. The boy, named Mario Armando Lavandeira, III after his daddy, was born two weeks ago via surrogate. Perez tells the LA Times that only his mother, sister, lawyer and business manager knew of his plans to become a single gay dad after finding an egg donor and surrogate last year. The blogger turns 35 this Saturday and always wanted to be a dad before he reached that milestone. "I knew it was going to happen this way because boyfriends and husbands may come and go, but kids are forever,” he said. “I didn't want to keep waiting."
Arrested Development star Jason Bateman reveals in the new issue of GQ that he’d love to host a talk show some day. “Without getting too specific about it, I've thought seriously about it," he tells the mag. "I was talking to Amanda [his wife] about, in twenty years -- when the girls go to college and we can finally move to New York, which is what I've been wanting to do forever -- if television will have me, I would love to do that. Regis [Philbin] retired at what, 80? So in twenty years I'll be 64. To host a talk show then, that would be a fun way to do the last bit."
Q-In 1987, Bateman replaced Michael J. Fox in the sequel to what film? Teen Wolf (the sequel was Teen Wolf Too)
Ashton Kutcher is being very protective of his relationship with Mila Kunis. “You know, I’ve learned the hard way how valuable privacy is,” he tells Elle. “And I’ve learned that there are a lot of things in your life that really benefit from being private. And relationships are one of them. And I am going to do everything in my power to have this relationship be private.” The 35-year-old won’t even discuss how, after years of friendship their relationship turned romantic, telling the mag, “People will fill in the blanks however they want.” Kutcher realizes that thanks to his dimwitted role in That 70s Show many people think he’s stupid, and he’s perfectly okay with that. “People fill in the blanks really fast. They go, ‘Oh my God, he’s on a show and [plays] stupid, so he must be stupid,’” he says. “I can’t control that, nor do I try to, nor do I want to.”
Q-On That 70s Show, Kutcher’s character Kelso impregnates a girl in the bathroom at a Molly Hatchet concert. What actress played his baby mama? Shannon Elizabeth
New Zealand is the latest country upset by the Oscar-winning movie Argo. Thirteen minutes into the film, Ben Affleck’s CIA character Tony Mendez is informed about the American citizens who escaped the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, with his supervisor telling him, “Brits turned them away. Kiwis turned them away. Canadians took them in.” Diplomats in New Zealand are upset because they say the country did help by sheltering the Americans, although it was only briefly. Last week, lawmaker Winston Peters brought an uncontested motion before Parliament which stated that New Zealanders were unfairly portrayed in the film as “ a bunch of cowards.” He added, “It’s a diabolical misrepresentation of the acts of courage and bravery, done at significant risk to themselves, by New Zealand diplomats.” But the Prime Minister of New Zealand seems to be a bit more level-headed. He said, “This is Hollywood, and they do make movies. And a bit like when they transfer a book to a movie, often it's a little bit different." Adding, "I think we've made our point and we should probably move on."
No matter what Barbara Walters said publicly, consensus is that Elisabeth Hasselbeck will soon be out at The View, but she may not be out of a job for long. The New York Post reports that CNN’s new boss Jeff Zucker is trying to woo Elisabeth into joining the cable channel. Said a source, “They’re definitely interested.”
Bobby Brown turned himself in Wednesday to begin serving his 55 day jail sentence for DUI, but he wasn’t behind bars for long. Thanks to LA County jail overcrowding, Brown spent a total of nine hours in lockup. He checked in at 9:58 am and was out by 6:58 pm. Although he’s out of jail, he must wear an electronic monitoring bracelet for eight more days. In addition, Brown still has to spend four years on probation and take 18 months of alcohol education classes.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and his wife Abby are expecting their second child in June, according to People. The couple’s daughter Ava Frances turned two yesterday.
œ Kristen Wiig is in talks to join Will Ferrell and Adam McKay in the indie comedy Welcome to Me, to be directed by McKay’s wife Shira Piven. Wiig is currently shooting Anchorman 2 with the duo. The film centers on a woman with dissociative personality disorder who wins the lottery and decides to spend her winnings on a cable access show about her life.
œ Susan Sarandon is in talks to join Melissa McCarthy in the comedy Tammy. The film was co-written by McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone, and the pair is planning to co-direct. The movie stars McCarthy as a woman who is laid off from her job, discovers her husband’s having an affair and decides to go on a road trip with her alcoholic, foul-mouthed grandmother. Sarandon, who is only 24 years older than McCarthy, will play the grandmother.
œ Jude Law has dropped out of the new Natalie Portman flick Jane Got a Gun, which suffered several setbacks in the past few weeks. First Michael Fassbender quit the project after clashing with director Lynne Ramsay. Then, on the day shooting was to begin, Ramsay quit the picture and has since been replaced by Warrior director Gavin O’Connor. Now Law has decided to leave because he joined the film in order to work with Ramsay.
œ Now that Skyfall rejuvenated the James Bond brand, producers say fans won’t have to wait that long for another 007 flick. According to an exec, the 24th Bond picture will hit theaters within the next three years, with Daniel Craig already signed on for two more films.
œ Christina Applegate is in talks to join Ed Helms in a reboot of the comedy Vacation. Helms will play Clark Griswold’s son Rusty in the new take, with Applegate playing his wife. The original starred Chevy Chase as Clark, who takes his family on a disaster-filled, cross country trip to an amusement park
œ Olympus Has Fallen director Antoine Fuqua is in talks to re-team with his Training Day star Denzel Washington in the big screen adaptation of the TV series The Equalizer. The film is expected to begin shooting in late spring in Boston.
œ TV Land has renewed Hot in Cleveland for a fifth season, which will begin shooting in the fall.
œ Bob Newhart will guest star on a May episode of CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. He’ll play Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) childhood hero, Professor Proton, the host of a kids’ science show.