July 29, 2008

Shia LaBeouf’s mother says he’s doing fine after surgery needed after being in a very serious car accident over the weekend. She’s been by his bedside since he got to the hospital. I’m now also hearing Shia may not be charged with anything. A spokesperson for the LAPD says the person Shia hit ran a red light while he was trying to make a legal left turn. That actually makes sense. I guess he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time…with the wrong blood alcohol level.

Lead singer of STAR Artist OneRepublic Ryan Tedder is helpin’ Kelly Clarkson with her new album and according to him it’s come together really nicely, “I’ve never been more excited about material that I’ve worked on with any artist. She thinks it will be better than any record she’s put out so far.” So get excited – the new CD is tentatively scheduled for an end-of-year release.

Well here’s an awkward story. A family who appeared on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is now facing foreclosure on the home built for them. Apparently the family used the home as collateral for a loan to start a business that eventually ran aground. Though ABC gives families a house maintenance fund a rep from ABC explained to me all financial matters after that are personal. A volunteer who helped build the home said a lot of people are now mad at the family, “It just makes you mad. You do that much work, and they just squander it."

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera is very excited about her recent Emmy nomination. “It’s really exciting. I mean it never stopped being exciting. It’s the Emmys and that’s so wonderful and an honor.” As for the move the show’s production is making to New York City she says “I think this is where the show belongs and it’s really going to give the show a third season boost in terms of the energy that’s onscreen.” Ugly Betty is back on your TV on ABC September 25th.

New parents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are supposedly halfway to their ultimate goal. A source tells me, "A dozen kids would be their dream." Right now there are six Jolie-Pitts: three naturally born, three adopted. But a Hollywood clinical psychologist tells me most people think their baby-gathering is nuts, "There is not one mother that I know that would trade places with Angelina Jolie even if it meant they got to sleep with Brad Pitt."

STAR Artist David Cook is one of many celebrities scheduled to be on Stand Up to Cancer, a telethon that’ll air simultaneously on ABC, NBC and CBS September 5th. He’ll be joined by others like Jennifer Aniston, Scarlet Johansson, Charlize Theron, Christina Applegate. Well with all those super hot women do you think he’d turn the offer down? The broadcast will raise money for cancer research and treatment.

STAR Artist Alicia Keys takes the health of her fans very seriously. She recently apologized for a tobacco company’s sponsorship of her tour. She had all mentions of the company removed from all the promotional material, t-shirts, sets…everything, and issued a statement “I apologize for any misleading advertising initially associated with the show. I'm an unyielding advocate for the well-being and health of children around the world and do not condone or endorse smoking.”

More celebrity baby news! Actor Matt Damon says his wife is “due soon.” Another girl is on the way, it’ll be the couple’s third. Matt told me, “I’m so outnumbered down here!”

Johnny Depp has been tapped to play the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's adaptation of the classic film, Alice in Wonderland. Well you know that’s gonna be fun to watch. Look for it in summer 2010.

First, her brother and now STAR Artist Madonna’s manager is planning to release a coffee table book about her, hopefully free of any major controversy.

STAR Artist Maroon 5 will make a guest appearance on CSI: New York. Look for them in the second episode of the season.

STAR Artist Hinder will release their new album, "Take It To the Limit", on November 4th.

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