Saturday, July 18, 2015

Free Skate 7/18/15

A post to discuss your nightly TV shows.

Instagram Pic of the Day 7/18/15

Tweet of the Day 7/18/15

Reader's Choice 7/18/15

What's going on in your world today?

Rejjie Snow - All Around the World (Official Video) Starring Lily Rose Depp

Calvin Harris Talks Taylor Swift

Calvin Harris recently stopped by a couple of radio stations in the UK, where he talked about girlfriend Taylor Swift. Us Weekly quotes him as follows:

"It’s going absolutely fantastic. It’s interesting, because obviously there’s different things written about it every day and even if we don't do anything publicly for a while, someone will make something up. For me, it could be a lot worse, and I’d still be like insanely happy with her. So, I’m good with it...It's boxes I didn't even know existed, she ticks. It's really ridiculous... She's generally an incredible cook and human being."

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Isabella Brewster and Baron Davis Expecting Second Child

Isabella Brewster, younger sister of actress Jordana Brewster, is expecting her second child with husband and former Knicks player Baron Davis, reports Us Weekly. The couple have been married since January 2014, and have a son together who was born last August.

Bobby Flay and Stephanie March Settle Divorce

TMZ reports that Bobby Flay and Stephanie March have finally reached a divorce settlement. Stephanie had signed a prenup 10 years ago that only gave her $5K/mo for 5 years. After a tough round of negotiations, Stephanie ultimately held all the cards because Bobby did not want a huge spectacle of a trial. Sources say Stephanie did just find in the settlement (the details of which were not publicized). 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Free Skate 7/17/15

A post to discuss your nightly TV shows.

Instagram Pic of the Day 7/17/15

Tweet of the Day 7/17/15

The World's Most Romantic Post

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And in case that wasn't enough Nikki for you, she now has a recurring column at Elle. Here's an excerpt:

"While most people turn 21 and decide to go out and party, I turned 21 and decided that I was going to become somebody that I never thought I could be: somebody who cares about herself and her body, her future, and her health. I remember crying on the phone on day one of quitting, and my dad (even though he didn't smoke) just saying, 'Hey, we'll do it together. No big deal. We'll get healthy together.' It was that simple to him, and it unknowingly created a bond between us that has evolved into one of, if not the, most important relationships in my life. We rely on each other for motivation, we share articles about health and food, and we inspire each other in ways I could never imagine. He and I began talking on the phone while holding onto the counter and doing squats (I'm not kidding). As a result of creating a more thoughtful regimen for himself, my dad lost weight, lowered his cholesterol—which was the main objective—and felt better about life, his career, the way he looked, and the way he felt. He essentially became the life example I needed. It's worth noting that, if you look at my father now, he looks younger than he did 20 years ago."

Read the rest at Elle.com

Reader's Choice 7/17/15

What's going on in your world today?

Blind Gossip Blind Item - Pregnancy Shock and Lies

Much of what you are hearing about this young music star’s pregnancy news is a lie. We will tell you what we know so far.
He was impaired at the time it happened. He did not use protection. He did not plan this. She told him that she was using protection. We do not know if she actually did use protection or not. We do not know if she planned this or not.
The story that they are very close friends is a lie. He partied and had sex with her a few times and that was it.
The story that he and his mother have known for months is a lie. They found out much more recently. He was very shocked and upset when he found out. He feels like he was tricked.
His current bandmate/s found out only a couple of days ago. His former bandmate/s found out yesterday, the same time that the public did.
He is not really happy or excited… although he will pretend to be both, and will use both words a lot in the upcoming months.
That’s it, Daddy-O. Or should we say, Daddy? Oh!
Young Music Star:
Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 7/17/15

What was the last national park you visited?

Sisters - Official Trailer (HD)

Allie is Wired Blind Item - Hear and Obey

What shameless singer forced fellow passengers on a flight from London to L.A. to listen to her new album? She reportedly “asked” them to listen, but do you really have a choice at 35,000 feet??

Source: Allie is Wired

Kardashian Korner 7/17/15

Caitlyn Jenner was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY awards on Wednesday night. Here is her speech:




Pan Official Trailer #3

BRAPPP Blind Item - She's Insufferable

This A-list television actress is insufferable and impossible to work with. If you’re a fan of this actress, don’t expect to see her much after her current show finishes; her reputation is so bad that I doubt many are lining up to hire our albeit talented actress. She may have to stick to being a wife to a husband who can’t stand her.
Who is our actress?
Source: BRAPPP

Twin Peaks Restaurant Coming To London

People reports that this summer, London will be getting its very own limited-edition Twin Peaks Restaurant. The Owls Are Not What They Seem will open for two months, starting on August 27th. The restaurant will serve a three-course Twin Peaks themed menu with cocktails, and there will be entertainment based on the show. It's time to don your Laura Palmer best, because there will be nightly costume contests. And you can count on having a damn good cup of coffee and a slice of cherry pie to end your meal.

Demi Lovato Gives Awkward Interview About Wilmer Valderrama

Demi Lovato recently sat down for an interview with New Zealand radio show ZM, where she talked about her relationship with Wilmer Valderrama. Us Weekly quotes her as follows:


"I am very, very in love with him. I think we'll probably wait a little bit longer, but if he asked [me to marry him] tomorrow, I'd say yes...[When we met] I was 18 and he was 30 so people were definitely judgmental and even my parents were kind of, 'Why is someone his age wanting to date someone so young?' And after a while everyone around us started to see that what we have was real and incredible ad very special, and we've been together ever since. Obviously my family loves him [now]. People kind of stop doing that because you can see when we're together or even just from our Instagrams that we're very sweet to one another."


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Goop Teaches You How To Yawn

In case the act of reading Goop doesn't cause you to yawn in and of itself, Gwyneth Paltrow has dedicated a special post to yawning. Here is an excerpt from this month's Goop:

"The other night at a dinner with Michael Lear, a wonderful yogi and important quarterback for mindfulness and meditation in this country, he caught, out of the corner of his very alert eye, the suppression of a yawn. (It was late.) “Please yawn,” he explained. “Really give into it, as it’s the body’s primary way to release and stretch the jaw and neck muscles after a long day of work and conversation.” And then, since yawning is contagious, there was a good 30-60 second stretch of yawning back and forth. “There’s a perception that it’s rude or that it means that you’re bored, but the reality is that it’s a very important mechanism for releasing stress. It feels good for a reason: Trust that your body knows how to calibrate itself.”"

And here is Yawning technique #1:
  1. "Gently tilt your head back to a comfortable position and allow your mouth to hang open widely while you gently extend into it.
  2. Contract the back of the throat as if to perform Ujjayi breathing—a whispery breath—which is typically done through your nose with your mouth closed. Breathe deeply through your mouth so you feel the air hit the back of your throat.
  3. Inhale and exhale completely while allowing your shoulders to relax as you exhale.
  4. When the yawn comes, reach and extend into it, riding the yawn to stretch the jaw muscles.
  5. Repeat 8-10 times until tearing starts. As your jaw muscles stretch and relax, and the yawn expands, the lacrimal glands around the eye are squeezed and tearing is induced."
Read the full article, including yawning technique #2, at Goop.

Sir Ian McKellan Did A Reddit AMA

Sir Ian McKellan recently sat down for a Reddit AMA. Here are some of his best answers:

On what souvenirs he took from the Lord of the Rings set:
"Many. Many. Many. The scenery that was built in the studio was sensational. And I think my favorite set, that I didn't act in, was the golden Liar, where the dragon was hiding. Hundreds of thousands of golden coins, specially made.
And if you don't tell anyone, I can tell you that I have some of those coins. Along with the font door key to Bag End, which i know Peter Jackson is looking for, but will never find."

On his go-to home cooked meal:
"I'll give you the recipe.
Slice potatoes thinly. Slice onions thinly. Grade some strong cheddar cheese. You slice some small tomatoes. And you layer those ingredients. And put them in a medium oven for one hour. And to make sure it's delicious as it always is, pour a little single cream over the potatoes, which should be the top layer.
Very comforting, quite nutritious, easy to make. Astound your friends."

On whether or not there are perks of being knighted:
"Not really. There's no money involved. You get a medal. And a lot of respect I suppose. The one slight problem is that sometimes the tittle gets in the way. Particularly backstage or on set when I much prefer not to have it used."

And when asked if he would rather fight 100 Hobbit-sized Balrogs, or 1 Balrog-sized Hobbit:
"I would never fight a Hobbit, no matter his size. So I would have to go with the first. 100 Hobbit-sized Balrogs is easy. Easy."

Read the full AMA at Reddit.

Lily-Rose Depp Is New Face Of Chanel

People reports that Lily-Rose Depp, 16, the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, is the new face of Chanel. Paradis is a friend of Karl Lagerfeld's, and she has served as a Chanel muse. Lagerfeld shot Depp's first eyewear campaign photos himself.


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Woody Allen Talks Emma Stone

People caught up with Woody Allen at the premiere of his new movie Magic in the Moonlight, where he talked about one of its stars, Emma Stone. The magazine quotes him as follows:

"Her allure is everything: She's beautiful, she's bright, she's gifted, she's sexy, she's intelligent, she can do comedy, she can do serious things, she sings, she dances, she's a pleasure to work with. I think she's going to be the biggest female star in America over the next couple years. She's phenomenal. It's just a pleasure to, you know, you come in in the morning at 7:30 on the sets, and there's Emma Stone: Your heart gets a little boost of adrenaline."

Emmy Nominations

Better late than never! Here are this year's Emmy Award Nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series
"Better Call Saul" (AMC)
"Downton Abbey" (PBS)
"Game Of Thrones" (HBO)
"Homeland" (Showtime)
"House Of Cards" (Netflix)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"Orange Is The New Black" (Netflix)

Outstanding Comedy Series
"Louie" (FX)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Parks And Recreation" (NBC)
"Silicon Valley" (HBO)
"Transparent" (Amazon)
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix)
"Veep" (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler, "Bloodline"
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"
Taraji P. Henson, "Empire"
Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, "black-ish"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Will Forte, "Last Man on Earth"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
William H. Macy, "Shameless"
Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Lisa Kudrow, "The Comeback"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer"
Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, "Better Call Saul"
Ben Mendelsohn, "Bloodline"
Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey"
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Michael Kelly, "House of Cards"
Alan Cumming, "The Good Wife"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"
Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"
Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"
Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black"
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Niecy Nash, "Getting On"
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Allison Janney, "Mom"
Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"
Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"
Gaby Hoffmann, "Transparent"
Jane Krakowski, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Adam Driver, "Girls"
Keegan-Michael Key, "Key & Peele"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Tituss Burgess, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Tony Hale, "Veep"

Outstanding Miniseries
"American Crime" (ABC)
"American Horror Story: Freak Show" (FX)
"The Honorable Woman" (Sundance)
"Olive Kitteridge" (HBO)
"Wolf Hall" (PBS)

Outstanding Television Movie
"Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain, Poirot's Last Case" (Acorn TV)
"Bessie" (HBO)
"Grace Of Monaco" (Lifetime)
"Hello Ladies: The Movie" (HBO)
"Killing Jesus" (National Geographic)
"Nightingale" (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Timothy Hutton, "American Crime"
Ricky Gervais, "Derek Special"
Adrien Brody, "Houdini"
David Oyelowo, "Nightingale"
Richard Jenkins, "Olive Kitteridge"
Mark Rylance, "Wolf Hall"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Queen Latifah, "Bessie"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Honorable Woman"
Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge"
Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Richard Cabral, "American Crime"
Denis O'Hare, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Finn Wittrock, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Michael Kenneth Williams, "Bessie"
Bill Murray, "Olive Kitteridge"
Damian Lewis, "Wolf Hall"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Regina King, "American Crime"
Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Angela Bassett, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Mo'Nique, "Bessie"
Zoe Kazan, "Olive Kitteridge"

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
"The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
"The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC)
"Last Week Tonight" (HBO)
"Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS)
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" (NBC)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
"Drunk History" (Comedy Central)
"Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central)
"Key & Peele" (Comedy Central)
"Portlandia" (IFC)
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
"The Amazing Race" (CBS)
"Dancing with the Stars" (ABC)
"Project Runway" (Lifetime)
"So You Think You Can Dance" (FOX)
"Top Chef" (Bravo)
"The Voice" (NBC)

Outstanding Structured Reality Program
"Antiques Roadshow" (PBS)
"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" (Food)
"MythBusters" (Discovery)
"Property Brothers" (HGTV)
"Shark Tank" (ABC)
"Undercover Boss" (CBS)

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
"Alaska: The Last Frontier" (Discovery)
"Deadliest Catch" (Discovery)
"Intervention" (A&E)
"Million Dollar Listing New York" (Bravo)
"Naked and Afraid" (Discovery Channel)
"Wahlburgers" (A&E)

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With The Stars"
Jane Lynch, "Hollywood Game Night"
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, "Project Runway"
Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance"
Anthony Bourdain, "The Taste"

Outstanding Variety Special
"Bill Maher: Live From D.C." (HBO)
"The Kennedy Center Honors" (CBS)
"Louis C.K.: Live At The Comedy Store" (LouisCK.net)
"Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen" (HBO)
"The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" (NBC)
"Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!" (PBS)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Alan Alda, "The Blacklist"
Michael J. Fox, "The Good Wife"
F. Murray Abraham, "Homeland"
Reg E. Cathey, "House of Cards"
Beau Bridges, "Masters Of Sex"
Pablo Schreiber, "Orange Is The New Black"

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Margo Martindale, "The Americans"
Diana Rigg, "Game of Thrones"
Rachel Brosnahan, "House Of Cards"
Cicely Tyson, "How To Get Away With Murder"
Allison Janney, "Masters Of Sex"
Khandi Alexander, "Scandal"

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Mel Brooks, "The Comedians"
Paul Giamatti, "Inside Amy Schumer"
Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live"
Louis C.K., "Saturday Night Live"
Bradley Whitford, "Transparent"
Jon Hamm, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Christine Baranski, "The Big Bang Theory"
Gaby Hoffmann, "Girls"
Pamela Adlon, "Louie"
Elizabeth Banks, "Modern Family"
Joan Cusack, "Shameless"
Tina Fey, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
"The Americans" -- "Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep?" (Joshua Brand)
"Better Call Saul" -- "Five-O" (Gordon Smith)
"Game Of Thrones" -- "Mother's Mercy" (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss)
"Mad Men" -- "Lost Horizon" (Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner)
"Mad Men" -- "Person To Person" (Matthew Weiner)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
"Episodes" -- "Episode 409" (David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik)
"The Last Man On Earth" -- "Alive In Tucson (Pilot)" (Will Forte)
"Louie" -- "Bobby's House" (Louis C.K.)
"Silicon Valley" -- "Two Days Of The Condor" (Alec Berg)
"Transparent" -- "Pilot" (Jill Soloway)
"Veep" -- "Election Night" (Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire" -- "Eldorado" (Tim Van Patten)
"Game Of Thrones" -- "Mother's Mercy" (David Nutter)
"Game Of Thrones" -- "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" (Jeremy Podeswa)
"Homeland" -- "From A To B And Back Again" (Lesli Linka Glatter)
"The Knick" -- "Method And Madness" (Steven Soderbergh)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
"The Last Man On Earth" -- "Alive In Tucson (Pilot)" (Phil Lord and Christopher Miller)
"Louie" -- "Sleepover" (Louis C.K.)
"Silicon Valley" -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" (Mike Judge)
"Transparent" -- "Best New Girl" (Jill Soloway)

"Veep" -- "Testimony" (Armando Iannucci)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Free Skate 7/16/15

A post to discuss your nightly TV shows.

Instagram Pic of the Day 7/16/15

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Tweet of the Day 7/16/15

True Confessions with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Reader's Choice 7/16/15

What's going on in your world today?

Wine and Sass Blind Item - It Started & Ended...A Trainwreck

It appears that this summer is going to be an epic breakup season for some reason.  I dunno, but the Celeb World seems to be cleaning house and ending all these relationships that were either fake, for show or just went south and they were holding on by their finger tips. 
Jenn and I have been getting blinds out the wazoo this week and this is a blessing for us because we are so busy right now that our precious site has had to take a back seat. 

I have one rule with my blinds and that's my refusal to write about upcoming interventions.  Calling out celebs with drug problems is fine because hopefully it might reach the right people and they will get them help.  But, if interventions are planned, I won't go there.  I won't even run the slight risk that they or a "friend" would see it and warn them.  Regardless of who they are and their chosen profession, they deserve to be clean and happy. 

But what I do post are train wreck relationships and this blind today, I've written about this couple before.  I have no time to find it but trust me on this.

B List couple who live internationally.  Last year, the woman in this relationship cheated with an A+ Lister and thought she was going to jump into a serious relationship with him and dump her B Lister. That wasn't the case, she discovered him with another married A Lister.

Well this month her relationship finally bit the dust.  Her man had been doing ALL the family duties while she partied and cheated.  He didn't know about the cheating part but was getting fed up with her absence.  Then this spring he overheard someone talking about his girl hooking up with a director.  He confronted her and of course she denied it.  He's smitten with her so his friends knew better than to go there. 

But one A+ List celebrity went there.  She got tired of seeing him look like a fool and when she was in town, searched him out and told him all she knows.  They aren't close friends, but he is close to her ex-boyfriend.  She's not one to beat around the bush and just genuinely wants to see him happy. 


He took what she told him and did some digging, it only took one phone call to verify the info.  When his girlfriend came home, he wasn't there and never went back.  She's not too bent out of shape about it.  She's got her sights set on this other A+ Lister she's working with who's marriage is rumored to be a wreck.  If she can pull this one off, I'll know hell has frozen over.

Source: Wine and Sass

Deep Thoughts 7/16/15

Have you ever won a trophy?

JOY | Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

Blind Gossip Blind Item - Charlie Sheen Territory

This TV star is a fuck up. His recent debacle caused them to shut down production. So, are they going to replace him?

They talked about it, and the decision is: No. They are NOT going to replace him!

They scrambled to replace him for ONE DAY and couldn’t find someone. To find a long-term replacement would likely take MONTHS of searching and negotiation.

A big issue is that any replacement worth having (in their opinion) is already locked in to other contractual commitments that would prevent them from taking this gig. We’ve told you before that other shows that needed to replace their host went through a ton of candidates before they found a less-than-optimal replacement. This show is too big and too important to settle for anyone who can not guarantee them keeping their #1 position.

The other big issue is that he has a contract. They can’t fire someone for cheating on his wife or for being a jerk or for being an addict. They CAN fire him if his outside behavior causes a significant disruption to production… but this is the first time he ever missed work and production was only shut down for one day! There was another incident last year (we’ll tell you about that another time), but he didn’t miss work because of it.

Remember the whole Charlie Sheen incident? It took MONTHS to fire him, and the main reason they were finally able to do so was because his personal behavior impacted production. They couldn’t fire him over crazy talk. They could fire him once he had publicly admitted to doing cocaine and had established a pattern of coming late to rehearsals, forgetting his lines, and failing to hit his marks.


Our TV guy is a fuck up, but he is not in Charlie Sheen territory yet. All the producers can do is to read him the riot act and tell him that this is his “first strike” and that he had better not screw up production again. He is not being fired. He is not being replaced. He is simply being warned.

TV Star:

Source: Blind Gossip

Diplo Talks Madonna

Diplo recently sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone, where he talked about Madonna. The magazine quotes him as follows:


"She created the world we live in. It already sucks to be a woman in the music industry, but to be a boss woman is even harder. She sold out her tour in minutes, but no one seems to want her to succeed -- 'Madonna, we've been there, done that, now we're about Kim Kardashian.' Her song Ghosttown was a guaranteed Number One for anybody else, but she didn't get a fair shot. With 'Bitch I'm Madonna,' everyone said there's no way it will go anywhere, but I'm like, 'Screw it, it represents you more than anything.'"


Daniel Radcliffe Was Nylon Magazine's Receptionist for an Hour - Hilarity Ensues

Real Housewives Casting Updates

TMZ reports that Kim Richards has officially been booted from the next season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The idea of her being demoted to "friend of housewife" status had been thrown around, but due to her recent arrest and subsequent bailing out of rehab early, she will not be making any appearances on the show.

Us Weekly reports that Heather Thomson will not be returning to the Real Housewives of New York. An insider is quoted as follows:

"She wants to focus full-time on her business, Yummy, her family, and expanding into the health and nutrition area. The cons of doing the show far outweigh the pros at this point, and what the show has become doesn't fit what she wants to be doing. She did it to promote her business and it devolved into ridiculous fights over the ridiculous antics of some unstable women."

Anthony Bourdain Dishes On Cooking Shows

Anthony Bourdain recently sat down for an interview with Atlanta Magazine, where he dished on some fellow celeb chefs and food shows. The magazine quotes him as follows:

On Man vs. Food's Adam Richman:
"Why did we watch that show? Admit it. You wanted him to die. The show confirms their worst suspicions -- that Americans are fat, lazy, slothful, [and] wasteful."

On Guy Fieri:
"I've made some adjustments in my life. So I sort of feel in a heartfelt way for Guy. I wonder about him. He's 52 years-old and still rolling around in the same outfit...What does he do? How does Guy Fieri de-douche?"

On Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa):

"I love Ina Garten. She's one of the few people on Food Network who can actually cook. When Ina Garten roasts a chicken she roasts it correct. When Ina Garten makes mashed potatoes, those are some solid mashed potatoes. In many ways I want Ina's life."

Zoe Kravitz Talks Typecasting And Famous Parents

Zoe Kravitz recently sat down for an interview with Nylon magazine. The publication quotes her as follows:

On getting passed over for roles:
"I the last Batman movie, they told me that I couldn't get an audition for a small role they were casting because they weren't 'going urban.' It was like, 'What does that have to do with anything?' I have to play the role like, 'Yo, what's up, Batman? What's going on wit chu?'"

On not wanting to be typecast:
"I don't want to play everyone's best friend. I don't want to play the role of a girl struggling in the ghetto. It's not that that story isn't important, but I saw patterns and was like, 'I don't relate to these people.'"

On growing up with celebrity parents (Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz):

"We had a chef, but it was never like, 'This is the way the world works, Zoƫ.' I knew we were very lucky, and my dad raised me in an old-school way. His mom was from the Bahamas, and it was about manners and making the bed. It's that old black shit, really -- like you get smacked if you talk the wrong way. It was about having respect for your elders and being thankful for what we had. He wanted to make sure I had chores and not because we didn't have a housekeeper, but because of the principle of the thing."

Paul Rudd Talks Getting In Shape for Ant-Man

Paul Rudd recently sat down for an interview with People, where he talked about getting in shape for the movie Ant-Man. The magazine quotes him as follows:


"I'd never exercised harder than this for an extended amount of time. My day was centered around fitness and health, and that was kind of a first. Every other time, I had to go about my day and try and find the time to work out. But [this time] everything else about my day kind of had to fit in around the workouts. I was going to be held accountable for it and there was a reason for doing it. I wasn't just randomly doing this kind of arbitrarily, which would have made it a lot harder."

TV Show Roundup 7/16/15

Casting News:
The Hollywood Reporter announces that Nikki Reed is joining the cast of Fox's Sleepy Hollow as Betsy Ross. The show films in Atlanta, so she'll be nice and close to husband Ian Somerhalder, as The Vampire Diaries also films in Atlanta.

Coming Soon:
The Hollywood Reporter announces that Bravo is developing a new series with Tabatha Coffey called Tabatha's Life Takeover. The network is also developing a vehicle for Shahs of Sunset's Reza Farahan and interior designer Taylor Spellman called Yours, Mine or Ours which is pretty much a direct ripoff of HGTV's Love It or List It.

Rachel Zoe is headed to Lifetime with a new half hour talk show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Renewals:
The Hollywood Reporter announces that ABC Family has renewed Stitchers for a second season.

Leah Remini Talks Leaving Scientology

Leah Remini talks about leaving Scientology in the promo for season 2 of her reality show, Leah Remini: It's All Relative. Watch the preview below, and if the video doesn't load, People has quoted Remini as follows:

"If you make a stink in the public world, they call you a suppressive person, which means the church has put a stamp on you that says you are bad. They then go to all your family and friends and say you have to disconnect from this suppressive person.


I decided I didn't want to raise my daughter in the church because from what I've experienced and what I saw, the church becomes your everything. It becomes your mother, your father, your everything. You are dependent on the church. If you're raised in it as a child, you really don't have loyalty to your family."


Chris Brown Home Invasion

TMZ reports that Chris Brown was the victim of a home invasion robbery at his new home in the Valley. While he was out partying at The Argyle in Hollywood, three armed men broke into his home and locked his aunt in a closet at gunpoint. The trio knew that Brown owned the property, and stole money and other property, and ransacked the house before they left. Chris Brown's mother thinks that it is an inside job by the hangers-on that Brown surrounds himself with, and that her son has been hanging around the wrong kinds of people.

Tom Sturridge and Sienna Miller Split

Us Weekly announces that Tom Sturridge, 29, and Sienna Miller, 33, have broken up after four years together. The couple share a daughter, Marlowe, 2. Now Barrington Bang-Me can finally reunite with Nevis Devine!