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August 2nd

Aug 02, 2013 -- 9:28am







ANDREW SILVERMAN was apparently blindsided by his wife LAUREN'S affair with SIMON COWELL.  His divorce papers accuse Lauren of adultery and "cruel and inhuman treatment."  Sources close to the situation are calling Lauren a gold-digger, and saying she got pregnant on purpose.

Everyone involved in the SIMON COWELL baby drama spoke yesterday.  Simon said, quote, "There are a lot of things I will eventually clear up when the time is right, but I really have to be sensitive because there's a lot of people's feelings involved here."  And ANDREW and LAUREN SILVERMAN just released generic statements about wanting to resolve everything.

SIMON COWELL was reportedly blindsided by the news that he had impregnated 36-year-old LAUREN SILVERMAN.  And he's wondering if he got taken for a ride.A source says, quote, "The pregnancy has taken him by surprise.  He assumed she was using birth control.  Simon thought this was a casual relationship . . . friends with benefits.  The pregnancy was not planned.""He is feeling tricked.  No question that Simon will want to be part of the baby's life, but I'm not so sure he wants to be part of Lauren's."

Back in May, the media started sniffing around SIMON COWELL'S relationship with LAUREN SILVERMAN . . . the woman we now know to be 10 weeks pregnant with his baby.  At the time, though, he denied the relationship.His lawyer said, quote, "Any implication or statement that my client is engaged in adultery and has allegedly broken up the marriage of Ms. Silverman is not only false but reckless."Stating my client's relationship with Lauren Silverman has become more serious such that she is now getting a divorce so that Simon and she can be together . . . is false and defamatory."

AMANDA BYNES lost her bid for freedom yesterday.  In a hearing that took place in the hospital psych ward, a judge decided that Amanda is NOT ready to be released just yet.  Mostly because she isn't totally stable yet, and her condition hasn't been formally diagnosed.  But sources say the meds Amanda is on ARE helping.  For instance, she's no longer talking to herself or insulting people.

JAMIE LEE CURTIS was involved in a car accident yesterday in Venice, California . . . and for some reason she called JODIE FOSTER for help. Jamie was a passenger in an SUV that hit a BMW.  She was taken to a hospital, but she only suffered minor injuries.  But for some reason, the first call Jamie made after the accident was to Jodie . . . who showed up almost immediately.

LINDSAY LOHAN got right back to work yesterday, taping her guest-hosting stint on "Chelsea Lately".  (It airs this coming Monday night.)  Sources say she arrived on time and was great from rehearsals through the entire taping.She even nailed her monologue in one take, and joked about herself by saying she'd just been on a "90-day court-ordered vacation."





AARON HERNANDEZ has a new pen pal, and he wrote the guy a letter proclaiming his innocence and saying he can't wait to prove the "haters" wrong and get back to the NFL.  He also said, quote, "God put me in this situation for a reason."

  JAMES CAMERON announced yesterday that there will now be THREE "Avatar" sequels.  Or possibly two sequels and a prequel. Cameron has hinted in the past that the story that started with the original film should be wrapped up by the end of the third . . . so a fourth movie might explore the early expeditions of Pandora.The movies are expected to hit theaters between 2016 and 2018, with one coming out each December.

A Fox exec says that the death of CORY MONTEITH'S character on "Glee", Finn, will, quote, "deal directly with drug abuse."  The episode will also include anti-drug PSAs featuring members of the "Glee" cast.

Fox has confirmed that KEITH URBAN is coming back to judge "American Idol" next season.  No other judges are official . . . but a Fox exec admits that they have had "discussions" with JENNIFER LOPEZ about returning.He also confirmed speculation they've talked with JENNIFER HUDSON and WILL.I.AM . . . but wouldn't say if those conversations went anywhere.Somewhat surprisingly, he also said RANDY JACKSON will be back, quote, "in some capacity."  However, it sounds like he'll only be making "guest" appearances, rather than having any sort of significant, regular role.

Sitcom legend VALERIE HARPER has terminal brain cancer . . . but she's isn't letting that stop her.  She's currently filming a made-for-TV movie called "The Town That Came A-Courtin'".  She's playing the owner of a bed and breakfast. The movie will premiere on the cable network "Up" in January.  (Valerie is an inspiration.  If I had inoperable brain cancer, the LAST thing I'd want to do is work . . . especially on a TV movie for some obscure cable network.)

Megan Fox and Brian AustinGreen are expanding their family, a source tells Us Weekly. "I can confirm Megan is expecting her second child with her husband Brian," the pregnant actress' rep tells The New York Post's Page Six. "They are both very happy." Fox is currently in New York City filming 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Together since 2004 and married since since 2010, Fox, 27, and Green, 40, welcomed son Noah Shannon on Sept. 27, 2012. Former Beverly Hills, 90210 star Green is also father to son Kassius, 11, from his previous relationship with actress Vanessa Marcil.










• "Sunday Night Pre-Season Football" . . . 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Eastern on NBC.  The Dallas Cowboys host the Miami Dolphins for the Hall of Fall Game in Canton, Ohio.

 • "Secret Millionaire" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC.  Auntie Anne's Pretzels founder Anne Beiler makes surprise donations to Baltimore charities.

• "The Killing" [3rd Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on AMC.


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