-[Update: Someone got an advanced copy of Us Weekly and scanned the photos. Ooh boy. Now we know why there’s been no denial from her camp]
-I was once in a grocery story line and the woman in front of my was buying Life & Style or InTouch (can’t remember which – those two are interchangeable to me) which was emblazoned with it’s millionth “Brangelina Splits!” cover, and I actually talked her out of it. Like, I just couldn’t watch her throw her money away on it. I told her if you want sleaze, try Star. If you want a greater chance of there being more truth nuggets buried amongst the sleaze, go with Us Weekly, (who, at the very least, always reaches out to the reps for official comment). And if you want kind of boring but rep-approved story, stick with People. They may be butt-kissers when it comes to celebrities, but they have a rep for not just making shit up. So I nearly did a spit take when this story from People showed up in my Twitter feed: ‘Kristen Stewart Cheats On Robert Pattinson with Director‘. What. The. Hell. Her camp and the director’s have yet to comment, which leads me to wonder if their source is a friend of RPattz or the director’s wife (her tweets last night and this Instagram might be telling), or if it’s KStew‘s camp trying to get in front of the story. Gossip Cop (who’s raison d’etre is to punch holes in stories like these) is confirming it by quoting a “source close to the actress.” Us Weekly‘s cover shot with her and Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders (who, btw, is 41 and married with two kids) is also pretty incriminating. Poor Robert Pattinson. The Breaking Dawn promo tour just got really sad.
-Whatever my opinion of Christian Bale in the past, I’ve gotta give him props for trying to quietly visit the Aurora shooting victims.
-Meanwhile, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the latest Dark Knight star to offer his condolences.
-Just in case you were suffering under the delusion that the Jacksons are a normal, well-adjusted family comes news that Janet, Randy and Jermaine Jackson wanna be startin’ something by allegedly attempting to forcibly take away Michael‘s kids. And now comes reports that Janet and Paris got into a slapping match during the fray.
–Sherman Hemsley has passed away. Cue a million ‘moving on up…to heaven’ headlines.
–Emma Watson is reportedly being considered to star in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. The only way I could hate this news more is if it was being sung by Gwyneth Paltrow to the tune of “Call Me Maybe”…
-Speaking of Carly Rae Jepsen, her new music video has landed.
-This is what happens when every member of a cast scores an Emmy nod: the contract negotiations get ugly. The adults in the cast of Modern Family have pulled a Friends, skipping this morning’s table read and filing a lawsuit that claims their current contracts are illegal.
-Grab a pillow and try to smother the sobbing sounds you’re sure to emit upon hearing this news: Mariah Carey will reportedly get paid $18 million for one season on Idol.
–Dina Lohan: accused dine and dasher.
-The first TIFF films have been announced, and it looks like I’m in for some heavy duty
star stalking movie watching.
-Meanwhile, Rihanna says she hurt her foot while playing bartender.
-The guy who plays Simon on Misfits has just joined the Game of Thrones cast. Aw, man. Now I have to start watching that show!
–Jonathan Rhys Meyers as a vampire? Yeah, I’d watch that.
–Michael Madsen will star in Justin Bieber’s new video? Yeah, I’d watch that too.
–Wayne Gretzky is starring in a funny new College Humor video on trick shots.
-Speaking of today’s viral videos, this history of wooing one is everywhere.
–Jennifer Hudson‘s ex-brother-in-law just got three life sentences for the murders of her mother, brother and nephew.
-The promo for the new season of Homeland suggests Carrie‘s shock therapy may have worked a little too well.