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July 13, 2012

More Trouble for Brad Pitt’s World War Z

Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos in World War Z.
Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos in World War Z.

-More signs that Brad Pitt‘s upcoming film World War Z is cursedPitt‘s reportedly refusing to talk to the director.

Breaking Bad finally comes back on Sunday. If my incessant mentions weren’t enough of a clue, I’m more stoked about its return than Skinny Pete after a couple of bumps of blue. Here’s a good guide to the show’s 10 best episodes.

Kelsey Grammer is a new dad. His wife just gave birth to baby girl Faith Evangeline.

-Raise your hands to the heavens and rejoice! Penn Badgley has finally shaved off that horrible beard!

-Meanwhile, the cast of Gossip Girl is back to work on set in NYC.

-Sources are poo-pooing those reports of Tom Cruise giving Katie Holmes “hush money.” Instead, she only got what was laid out in the prenup which, by most accounts, wasn’t very much.

-It looks like Jessica Biel may soon have more to do than just lug around a giant rock on her finger. She’s in talks to play Viper in the upcoming Wolverine movie.

-Did David Letterman just give away the twist ending of The Dark Knight Rises? Oopsie!

-Move over, Justin Bieber. The richest star under 30 is actually Taylor Swift.

Madonna is getting sued for a sample she used in “Vogue.” I’m sure she’s done something far more worthy of a lawsuit more recently. Was I the only one who sat through W.E.?

Michelle Williams is once again saying how much she’d like to do a Dawson’s Creek reunion. With Tom Cruise no longer stopping it, could this thing really happen?!

Gisele Bundchen posed nude for Vogue Paris and you’ve already stopped reading and clicked the link haven’t you yeah I thought so.

Robert Pattinson is clearly as sick of Fifty Shades of Grey as the rest of us.

Mila Kunis is looking very prim and proper in her new Dior ads. Very pretty, but I’m not sure why they’d choose her if this is the route they wanted to go. She’s a Carrie, not a Charlotte.

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart call each other “Bear”? Ugh.

-I know this “leaked” video of Jason Biggs auditioning for Magic Mike is just a joke, but I’m really hoping it gets him into the sequel.

James Franco looks as confused as I feel after watching the trailer for Oz the Great and Powerful.

Is Katie Holmes Getting Too Much Love?

Katie Holmes on the cover of People and Us Weekly.
Katie Holmes on the cover of People and Us Weekly.

-Everyone (myself included) has been praising Katie Holmes‘ handling of the split, and rightly so. By all accounts, she completely blindsided Tom Cruise and created such negative backlash against his “religion” (without actually publicly denouncing it in any way), that he had no choice but to agree to a speedy settlement and try to make it all go away. I never thought she was a great actress, but she’s playing the part of the fearless mama bear to perfection. But this week’s gushing cover stories are making me worry for her. Us Weekly insists Tom is “desperate” to keep her quiet, while People‘s reporting on her great escape is so breathless, I’m surprised they didn’t Photoshop a superhero cape onto her cover photo. If she has any superpower, it’s her ability to play the media (and quite transparently), without really being called on it. But I’m starting to worry that all the effusive, over-the-top gushing might come back and bite her in the ass soon. How long can Saint Katie be shoved down our throats before the tide starts to turn?

-On the plus side, Tom‘s team is still floundering. His lawyer is playing the heartbroken card in an exclusive statement to RadarOnline(!), and shining a huge spotlight on the National Enquirer‘s “house of horror” cover story by threatening to sue over it.

-Now that Steven Tyler is outJennifer Lopez is probably next, and Randy Jackson may follow, who’ll be in the Idol judges’ chairs next season? One possibility: Charlie Sheen. Another: Mariah Carey. That’s a whole lotta high maintenance cray!

George Clooney and Stacy Keibler‘s eurotrip continues. Now they’re breaking my heart in Switzerland.

-The most terrifying headline of the day: “Lindsay Lohan, Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey Have a Slumber Party.”

Kristen Chenoweth has been released from the hospital after that accident on The Good Wife set.

-The Twilight cast convened on Comic-Con to talk Breaking Dawn: Part 2, but everyone ended up talking about Kristen Stewart‘s tight, white t-shirt.  Where did those come from?

-Speaking of Comic Con, The Hollywood Reporter gathered David Boreanaz, Joshua Jackson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Carpenter and Lucy Liu to talk about what it’s like to be on a cult TV show.

-I’m devouring Gone Girl right now. It’s great and I’m thrilled that it was just optioned, but I’m not sure I see Reese Witherspoon in the lead role.

-Is Demi Moore no longer on speaking terms with her daughters?

-I’m slowly making my way through the fall TV pilots and haven’t watched Mindy Kalling‘s show yet, but this new promo looks promising.

-If this blind item is about who I think it is, it makes me sad. Mad too, but mostly sad.

-The Dark Knight Rises trailer is great. The Dark Knight Rises trailer voiced by Pee-Wee Herman is greater.

Snooki‘s planned baby name is…not as bad as it could have been.

-Speaking of babies, are Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem expecting another one?

Chris Martin screwed up a song in the middle of a Coldplay concert…and was all kinds of cute about it.

Bryan Cranston warns we “will shit uncontrollably” while watching the new season of Breaking Bad. Um, yay?

-Meanwhile, GQ‘s interview with Aaron Paul is all kinds of great. He and his fiancée’s first kiss was on the Coachella Ferris wheel? I’m melting!

-The always-awesome Amy Poehler is starring in a new Ask Amy series on Smart Girls at the Party, in which she answers questions sent in by teen girls. Is it weird that I kind of want her to adopt me?