HUGH JACKMAN says the gay rumors are starting to bother his wife DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS. He says, quote, "Just recently, it bugs her. She goes: 'It's big. It's everywhere!'" He also says that he passed on playing James Bond because he'd already played Wolverine in the first "X-Men" movie and didn't want to be typecast as an action star
ELLEN DEGENERES teased MILA KUNIS pretty mercilessly about ASHTON KUTCHER on her show yesterday. First she asked vague questions about Valentine's Day, then if Mila kept in touch with anyone from "That '70s Show" . . . and flashed a big picture onscreen of Mila and Ashton from the show. But Mila never broke down and admitted to the relationship
STEVE MARTIN is a first-time father at the age of 67. He and his 41-year-old wife Anne Stringfield welcomed a child back in December. It's not clear how they kept it a secret so long. No word on whether it's a boy or a girl. Meanwhile, 73-year-old TOM BROKAW became a GRANDFATHER . . . but it's nothing new for him. Tom's daughter Sarah gave birth to his SEVENTH grandchild on Monday. But it's his first GRANDSON. The other six are girls.
Maxim" magazine has named ELISHA CUTHBERT from "Happy Endings" TV's Most Beautiful Woman. (--You may also remember her from "24" . . . or as the PORN STAR from the movie "The Girl Next Door".)-Elisha says, quote, "To think that one person could be the most beautiful when there's Kaley Cuoco, Sofia Vergara, Zooey Deschanel? They're all stunning."
KATY PERRY and RIHANNA used to be really close. But that may not be the case anymore. Sources say they've grown apart because Katy is mad that Rihanna took CHRIS BROWN back. One source says, quote, "They aren't tight anymore because Katy doesn't approve of Rihanna dating Chris Brown."
Nominees for this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards were announced yesterday . . . and they've pitted TAYLOR SWIFT against her ex-boyfriend HARRY STYLES of ONE DIRECTION.Taylor's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is up against One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" in the Favorite Song category.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder after the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.According to Reuters, Pistorius was taking in for questioning by police in Pretoria about the incident. He is expected to be charged with murder when he appears in court this afternoon. Lt. Col. Katlego Mogale told The Associated Press that officers found a 9-mm pistol at the scene. Police spokesperson Captain Sarah Mcirca also confirmed that the victim was shot in the arm and the head, USA Today reported. "We can't comment on [Pistorius'] emotional well-being, but he is traumatized after losing someone close to him," police said.Steenkamp, a model and 30-year-old law school graduate, had been dating Pistorius for several months, NBC News reported. Although the authorities have not officially released the victim's identity, Steenkamp's publicist Sarit Tomlinson described the incident as a "huge loss for everyone and too shocking for words." Pistorius, 26, who was born without a fibula in both legs, was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics. Nicknamed the "Blade Runner," he was able to compete by wearing carbon fiber prosthetic blades.
GEORGE LOPEZ was spotted leaving a restaurant the other night carrying something called a Pax Vaporizer . . . which is commonly used by people to enjoy the benefits of MARIJUANA without actually smoking. When a cameraman pointed it out, George said, quote, "Don't look at that."
There's going to be a "Home Improvement" reunion when JONATHAN TAYLOR THOMAS guest stars on TIM ALLEN'S new show "Last Man Standing". (--Jonathan played Tim's middle son Randy on "Home Improvement".)On "Last Man Standing", he'll play the manager of a "high-end restaurant" that Tim's character's daughter Kristin applies to. There's no airdate yet.
JEFF PROBST wants to do an all-celebrity season of "Survivor" . . . and NEIL PATRICK HARRIS is interested. Jeff says, quote, "Neil told me flat out he wants to play. I challenged him and said 'Do you really want to do it, or is this just a fun fantasy that will never happen?' He said, 'I want to do it.'"
Five new albums debuted in the "Billboard" Top 10, but JOSH GROBAN'S "All That Echoes" came out on top with 145,000 copies. This is Josh's third #1 album. It beat TIM MCGRAW'S "Two Lanes of Freedom" by about 40,000 copies
1.) (NEW) "All That Echoes", Josh Groban (145,000 copies)
2.) (NEW) "Two Lanes of Freedom", Tim McGraw's (107,000 copies)
3.) (NEW) The "Now That's What I Call Music, Volume 45" compilation (87,000 copies)
BLAKE SHELTON told "People" that Valentine's Day is NOT a guy's holiday . . . and that's why it sucks. He added, quote, "I'm one of those guys that's like, 'Oh [crap]. It's Valentine's Day. I better get flowers or something.'"
--"American Idol" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox. The top 40 are announced as the Hollywood Rounds end.
--"Zero Hour" [Series Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. Anthony Edwards stars as an editor of "Modern Skeptic Magazine" whose clock-fixer wife (Jacinda Barrett) is abducted by an international terrorist in this "Da Vinci Code" like series.
--"The Office" . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on NBC. Pam attempts to land a job in Philadelphia.
--"Grey's Anatomy" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. A lifesaving surgery for a child is jeopardized by the hospital's financial problems.
--"Project Runway" . . . 9:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Lifetime. Bette Midler and fashion blogger Leandra Medine are your guest judges.
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