AUDIO: BILL COSBY REQUESTS AN EDIT
ASHTON KUTCHER DEFENDS UBER
Ashton Kutcher went on a Twitter rant on Wednesday (November 19th) to defend the Uber exec who has been criticized for trying to dig up dirt on the journalists who written negative things about the company.
The new dad wrote, "What is so wrong about digging up dirt on shady journalist? @pando @TechCrunch @Uber. I believe we live in a day where the first word has become 'the word.' Rumors span the globe before anyone has an opportunity to defend them selves. Everyone is guilty and then tasked to defend themselves publicly...Questioning the source needs to happen...Always!" Ashton continued, "So as long as journalist are interested and willing to print half-truths as facts...Yes we should question the source. To be clear I speak for myself not @Uber. This should be fun...Here comes the part where journalists explain why they should be exempt from ridicule and judgment and probing...U r all right and I'm on the wrong side of this ultimately. I just wish journalists were held to the same standards as public figures. GoodForRatings #TrafficSpike #WelcomeToShockJournalism."
BRUCE WILLIS AND SYLVESTER STALLONE SQUASH THEIR BEEF
Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis have squashed their beef. Stallone took to Twitter on Tuesday (November 18th) to reveal that they have gotten over their drama from last year where called Bruce "greedy and lazy" for making certain demands to appear in Expendables 3.
Sly wrote, "Made up with BRUCE W. A stand-up guy, my mistake..." He also added, "food for thought...Live Today, Forget Yesterday, and Good Hopes for Tomorrow..."
BEN AFFLECK AND MATT DAMON'S FAMILIES ARE SPENDING THANKSGIVING TOGETHER
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner will be spending Thanksgiving with the Damon family. Ben and Jennifer revealed their plans to Us Weekly on Wednesday night (November 19th) at the Save the Children Illumination Gala in New York City.
He told the magazine, "My mother is staying with us now and we'll all go down the street to Matt Damon's house. We're all invited. Matt and my family are all like one big extended family for Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to it a lot."
DONALD SUTHERLAND COMPARES JENNIFER LAWRENCE TO JESUS: Donald Sutherland was promoting Hunger Games: Mockingjay to E! News earlier this week where he gave Jennifer Lawrence high praise saying, "When I worked with her, I realized the child was a genius. She's the right person at the right time in the sense of Joan of Arc or Jesus Christ, any genius, in that sense." He added, "She has the ability as an actor to tell the truth out of the material and that truth is immediately recognizable with everybody because it hits you in your heart, your solar plexus and your mind. And she has the genius of person to be not affected by all of this. She's just a real girl."
MEREDITH VIEIRA STILL LIKES TO GO COMMANDO: Meredith Vieira reveals in the December/January issue of More magazine that she still prefers to go without underwear. She explains, "I always thought, 'Why bother?' I've always been a pretty open book, for better or worse." She does admit to sometimes rocking undergarments saying, "If it's pantyhose, it's built in. And in the summer I wear leotards." Meredith first announced her preference for going commando when she was a co-host on The View back in 2006.
NEIGHBOR FEUD HEATS OF FOR 'BACHELOR' CREATOR AND FORMER 'BAYWATCH' STAR: Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss was arrested on Wednesday (November 19th) for harassing his neighbors, David Charvet and Brooke Burke, by playing recordings of barking dogs at their house. According to TMZ, he was charged with disturbing the peace. David and Brooke tried unsuccessfully last month to get a restraining order against Mike for the same issue in addition to violent threats he allegedly made against them by revving the engine of his car.
SEAN HAYES MARRIES LONGTIME PARTNER: Former Will & Grace star Sean Hayes is married. He revealed the news on Facebook on Thursday (November 20th) by posting a Throwback Thursday picture of his wedding last week and writing, "Here's a #TBT photo of Scotty and me getting married last week. Took us 8 years but we did it!" Sean and his husband, Scott Icenogle, were reportedly engaged for a while before news broke last month when Sean wore his ring during an appearance on The Talk.
NBC WARNS AL ROKER TO THINK BEFORE HE SPEAKS: Page Six is reporting that NBC issued a warning to Al Roker recently to be more careful about what he says on-air during the Today show. The weatherman has made some comments over the last few years which the network felt were inappropriate including joking about Ann Curry's firing, telling a mother her crying baby looked like a "Japanese anime," and admitted to soiling himself at the White House. A source said, "He was saying weird things and becoming too idiosyncratic. They asked him to act more like a traditional weatherman. Al took their comments to heart and is playing ball."
JON HAMM RETURNING TO 'PARKS AND RECREATION': Jon Hamm will be returning as a guest star on the upcoming final season of Parks and Recreation after making a cameo in last year's season finale. He plays a National Parks employee named Ed who is terrible at his job. Other returning guest stars include Megan Mullally and Natalie Morales. The new episodes are expected to premiere in early 2015.
'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' SETS DECEMBER GUEST HOSTS: James Franco, Amy Adams, and Martin Freeman have all been announced as upcoming guest hosts for the December episodes of Saturday Night Live. James will host on December 6th with Nicki Minaj as the musical guest. Martin will having hosting duties the following week with Charli XCX providing the music and Amy will do the pre-Christmas episode on December 20th with One Direction.
MELISSA MCCARTHY TO PLAY TINKER BELL: Deadline is reporting that Melissa McCarthy will be playing Tinker Bell in an upcoming live-action comedy-adventure. The film will be directed by Shawn Levy who worked on the upcoming third Night at the Museum movie. Neighbors director Nicholas Stoller will be writing the script.
AMC ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE FOR 'BETTER CALL SAUL': AMC has announced that the upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, will premiere on February 8th. The series stars Bob Odenkirk as attorney Saul Goodman. The premiere will be followed up the next night (February 9th) with another new episode. The network has already renewed the show for a second season.
MEL GIBSON IN TALKS TO DIRECT 'HACKSAW RIDGE': Mel Gibson is reportedly in negotiations to direct Hacksaw Ridge -- a true story about Desmond T Doss, the first conscientious objector in U.S. history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. Andrew Garfield is reportedly circling the lead role. According to Deadline, the deal to get Mel back into the director's chair is moving slowly.