The NY Post claims Ryan Seacrest is mad that Katy Perry is receiving $25 million to judge American Idol. A source tells the paper that ABC offered Seacrest $10 million to host. “He was suddenly asking himself why he would come back for a 16th season at a salary [much smaller than that] of the newcomer judge. He has grown notably cooler on the prospect. Ryan isn’t pleased with the protracted negotiations. But he is hopeful that a deal can be reached given his affection for the show.”
The NY Post claims Bill Cosby lives in constant fear. A source tells the paper; “He and his wife are afraid that if he stayed at a hotel, someone will find a way to poison him, put something in his food. He’s blind … so that makes him even more vulnerable to [being] poisoned or to having someone sneak into his room. He’s thinking and his team is thinking, if he’s put in a hotel room, someone will find out which room he’s staying in and they’ll put a bug or a device in the room.”
David Hasselhoff tells CBS that he ran into Leonardo DiCaprio at the Cannes Film Fest where he told him and his parents that he was responsible for his career. “I said, ‘I’m responsible for your career…’ and his parents said, ‘We know, because we were there when you did not cast our son in Baywatch’. If I had cast him on Baywatch he’d never have that career. He was phenomenal… but he was 15-and-a-half and I thought, ‘In five years, he’s gonna be 20-and-a-half’, and I wanted to have a young son. We really did do him a favor… I wish I had his career.”
OK! magazine claims Ben Stiller and his wife of 17 years, Christine Taylor, are divorcing.
The couple released a statement that read … “With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate. Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time.”
E! News claims Ben was spotted eating pizza in Italy before making his divorce announcement.
TMZ claims Shia LaBeouf got booted from a Studio City, California bowling alley. He had been drinking and bowling when he got into a verbal altercation with another bowler. The staff booted Shia. He returned because he was still wearing his bowling shoes.
** UPDATE **
Gossip Cop claims a bowling alley bartender named David Bernstein is suing Shia for assault and defamation. He claims the actor yelled at him and hurled profanities because he refused to serve him French fries. Bernstein claims he was scared and held a vodka bottle in his hand in case he needed to use it in self-defense. He is seeking $5 million
Debra Messing tells the NY Daily News that Donald Trump is responsible for the Will & Grace reboot. “I don’t believe we ever would have made that skit had it been a different kind of campaign season. There’s no question that the election as a whole is ultimately the reason we’re reunited now.”