Glee Adds Real Live Women To Writing Staff

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Thank Zeus: Glee has hired new writing staff. For the past two seasons, co-creators/executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan have been writing every episode by themselves. Deadline Hollywood notes: “Glee ended up producing 44 episodes over 2 seasons written by 3 people, a feat pretty unheard of in today’s TV business.” The good news is that a couple of the new hires are actual women. One is Marti Noxon, who worked on Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. They’ve also hired Allison Adler, who worked on Chuck and No Ordinary Family. Since the show has so many female characters, our hopes are high. This move comes after Matthew Morrison revealed that often, scripts were written at the last minute, and the actors were being handed pages on-set while filming. Guess what? It showed. [Digital Spy, Deadline Hollywood]

Psst: Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are sending us secret messages via jewelry. Even though Justin’s ring seems to be a plain gold band and Jen’s ring says “Jennifer,” they are both wearing gold rings on the same finger so OBVIOUSLY it must be love. [People]

Julia Roberts is allegedly “disgusted” by her half-sister, Nancy Motes, who weighs over 300 lbs. Allegedly! Julia thinks it’s humiliating for her and the entire family and makes comments about Nancy’s weight behind her back. According to the National Enquirer: “When Nancy got wind of what Julia was saying, she confronted her, telling her to shut up and leave her alone. Julia shot back, ‘Well, I wouldn’t have to if you had enough self-respect to lose some weight!’ At which point, Nancy told Julia to ‘go fuck herself.'” As always, consider the source. [Showbiz Spy via National Enquirer]

Here’s a snippet of Entertainment Weekly‘s new cover story, “Why I’m Obsessed with Ryan Reynolds, by Ryan Reynolds“: “Reynolds is careful not to get too self-righteous, and is not one of those finger-wagging celebrities telling you how to live your life. He prefers to put the word out quietly, through the exciting mediums of interpretive dance and Japanese hand fans.” [EW]

Jesse James and Kat Von D have put their wedding on hold. [Life & Style]

Oh. Wait. Despite what you may have heard, Kat von D and Jesse James have not called off their wedding. All is well. They are happy. Nothing to see here. [People]

  • Saint Angelina is on Turkey’s border with Syria, meeting with refugees. [AP]
  • Someone hacked into Kelsey Grammer‘s email account and sent a message reading: “Camille smells like beef jerky.” [Page Six]
  • Anthony Weiner has been offered a cameo role on Entourage. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy hosted the Crystal and Lucy awards, celebrating Women In Film. She sang, she danced, it sounds like she was awesome. [AP]
  • “Women everywhere rejoice: Mel Gibson is back on the singles scene.” [Page Six]
  • Justin Bieber misses Tupac. [Contact Music]
  • Start building your castle on a cloud: Hugh Jackman will play Jean Valjean in a film version of Les Miserables. [Perez]
  • Garth Brooks was inducted into the songwriters hall of fame last night. [AP]
  • Buzz Aldrin has filed for divorce from his third wife. [People]
  • “It’s important to grow old gracefully and that’s what I plan to do. I am here to stay. I take care of myself and I have the discipline to stay fit and have good health until I am very old. I’m not planning on retiring and in many ways, professionally at least, I think my best days are still to come.” — Sigourney Weaver, like a boss. [Showbiz Spy]
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