Alec's Big Mouth Raises Ire; Rumor About John Cheating On Emily Is Probably B.S.

  • Alec Baldwin is public enemy number one in the Philipines because last week when David Letterman asked Baldwin about his desire to expand his family, he joked:

“I’m thinking about getting a Filipino mail-order bride at this point…or a Russian one.” [E!]

  • John Krasinski has befriended his co-star Lake Bell, so clearly he’s planning on breaking up with Emily Blunt. A source says, “John and Lake have been flirting like crazy on set. In between takes, they sit next to each other, giggling and whispering like teenagers – he’ll play with her rings or she’ll rest her head on his shoulder.” [Star]
  • More sources confirm that Mel Gibson‘s girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva is pregnant. Supposedly she’s in her second trimester and he’s already told his other children. [TMZ]
  • A settlement has been reached in screenwriter Benedict Fitzgerald’s lawsuit against Mel Gibson over The Passion of the Christ. Fitzgerald claims Gibson understated the film’s budget and told him he would not receive any money from the film, but considered it a gift of his faith. [Yahoo]
  • Jon and Kate Gosselin plus their eight kids celebrated the sextuplets’ birthday on Saturday. Their bodyguard Steve Neild was there, along with TLC’s cameras. When shooting was done, Jon and Kate left in separate cars. [E!]
  • Stars are checking in on Twitter after Sunday’s earthquake in L.A. Miley Cyrus (who was in the Bahamas) Tweeted: “did anyone else feel the earthquake. 5.0!!!” Thankfully, Lauren Conrad is unharmed: ” Earthquake!! We were relaxing at home watching TV and the building started rocking. We are fine! :)” Lindsay Lohan kept it short: “Earthquake scared me!” [People]
  • Ryan O’Neal has confirmed that there will be a follow up to Farrah’s Story that will air on May 15. “We haven’t stopped filming and we’re going to make a second installment of her life eventually,” said O’Neal. [MSNBC]
  • Ethan Zohn of Survivor: Africa has a rare form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and began chemotherapy treatments last week. [People]
  • In this clip from Good Morning America, Christian Bale is asked if he has an anger problem and he says that while “John Conner has an anger problem,” the incident in which he yelled at co-worker was resolved within 30 seconds in real life. [TMZ]
  • While promoting her upcoming musical Nine at Cannes, Penelope Cruz came down with “some sort of food poisoning.” She’s seeing a doctor and trying to get better before the premiere tomorrow. [People]
  • Though Paulina Porizkova said she suspects she was let go from America’s Next Top Model because she complained about Tyra Banks‘ behavior, Banks and a producer released a statement today saying, “America’s Next Top Model is not immune to these financially challenging times. We’ve had to make significant cuts in every area of the production and, unfortunately, Paulina was a casualty of these cuts.” [People]
  • LeAnn Rimes and her husband Dean Sheremet are selling their Franklin, Tennessee mansion for $7.45 million. There’s no word on where they are moving, or if they will both be moving to the same house. [TMZ]
  • Wanda Sykes says of calling Rush Limbaugh “the 20th hijacker” at The White House Correspondents Association dinner, “Here’s the problem with people who aren’t comedians, [who] deconstruct comedy. It wasn’t a 9/11 joke. Of course, 9/11 isn’t funny, but it wasn’t a 9/11 joke.” [Politico]
  • Kate Walsh‘s estranged husband Alex Young has been trying to get financial information on Walsh from the ABC network and her accounting firm. The firm asked for a protective order against Young, but a judge has denied it. [TMZ]
  • The New Kids on the Block set sail on Friday for a cruise to the Bahamas with 2,000 fans. “I don’t know what we were thinking,” said Donnie Wahlberg. “We have nowhere to run if it gets out of hand.” [People]
  • Mary Louise Parker is mad because she had to do a nude scene for Weeds that she did not feel was necessary. “I didn’t think I needed to be naked,” she said. “I fought with the director about it, and now I am bitter. I knew it was going to be on the Internet: ‘Mary Louise shows off her big nipples.’ I wish I hadn’t done that. I was goaded into it.” Co-executive producer Roberto Benabib said, “We felt at that point in her life, defenses had been so thoroughly stripped away. There was a nonchalance to the nudity that informed the scene … I thought it was wonderful, one of the five best scenes Mary-Louise has ever done [on Weeds].” [People]
  • Carmen Electra will appear in a week’s worth of shows this July in Crazy Horse Paris, a topless cabaret show in Las Vegas. “She’s not going topless, but she will be wearing very little. She’s going to wear whatever she is comfortable with,” says a rep for the show. [People]
  • ABC has cancelled Samantha Who? because the show couldn’t cut it’s budget enough. [Variety]
  • Jamie Kennedy was performing at a New York City comedy club this weekend and girlfriend Jennifer Love Hewitt worked the merchandise table selling Kennedy’s T-shirts and DVDs. “She took my shirts and bedazzled them,” Kennedy says. “She would take regular shirts and put sparkles on them, and we actually sold out of them – people go nuts for them.” [People]
  • The songwriters behind Mamma Mia! will bring their present their musical Kristina in English for the first time at Carnegie Hall in September. [N.Y. Times]
  • Deborah Harry says she’s “pro everything you can do to feel better and make yourself look better. I have no qualms about surgery whatsoever. I don’t want to look like I’ve had a load of surgery.” [The L.A. Times]
  • Mike Viola, who produced Mandy Moore‘s new album Amanda Leigh says, “It’s not the voice on any of her recordings. She’s like a soul singer. She really has it-great pitch, great tone, real range, incredible stamina.” It was Viola’s idea to use Moore’s birth name as the title, “because it’s almost like starting from scratch. She’s trying to make a real artistic record. Good for her! Good for fucking her!” [NY Magazine]
  • Taye Diggs and his wife Idina Menzel are both on Private Practice, but they don’t play each other’s love interests. Diggs said he’s OK with his wife making out with Tim Daily on set because he’s a good looking man and she deserves it. Menzel replied, “You know what? I do deserve it. Because Taye’s always kissing beautiful women on movie sets. About time I got my turn.” [NY Magazine]
  • Everyone at Cannes is talking about Lars von Trier‘s Antichrist, which involves a genital mutilation. The film is described as a “treatise on grief and gynophobia” and a misogyny consultant is credited on the film. Some people booed, some laughed, and some clapped at the end of the film. At a press conference von Trier said he made the film because “It’s the hand of God… And I am the best film director in the world. I’m not sure if God is the best God in the world.” [N.Y. Magazine]
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