Word is that NBC is working on a spinoff for Dwight Schrute of “The Office.” The proposed spinoff is a family comedy that will have Dwight (Wilson) living at the Schrute family beet farm and bed & breakfast. The B&B has been featured on the show several times, including in an episode where Jim and Pam visited Dwight there.
Heather Locklear, who was hospitalized earlier this month after mixing wine and prescription medication, is currently “under a doctor’s care” but not in rehab. Locklear has suffered from depression and anxiety for years and is seeking help her own way. Despite some earlier reports, the source says the actress is not at a treatment center and has instead “decided for now to seek recovery without an in-patient program.”
So here’s what was behind that 911 call to Demi Moore’s house on Monday night. It seems the actress inhaled a dangerous amount of nitrous oxide! (The laughing gas stuff you get at the dentist) A friend, who was present at the time said that Demi was doing whip-its. A whip-it is a street name for a type of nitrous oxide inhalant. The friend said she became upset when Demi lapsed into semi-consciousness after taking a hit. It appears Demi had symptoms of a seizure — after inhaling the nitrous. A whip-it is not a common drug among people of Demi’s age and social status. It’s typically used by younger people who are looking for a cheap thrill.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie like to torture their fans by talking marriage every once in a while…and that time has come around again… The two have always said they wouldn’t marry until gay marriage is legalized, but they appear to be changing their tune. Saying that the kids are pressuring them more and more to get married, the couple says they would actually LIKE to get married. “I’m not going to go any further,” says Pitt, “but it means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot.” Last month Jolie said in an interview on “Nightline”, that the kids are bugging them because people get married in the movies.
With Seal coming out with a new album, he’s making the rounds on the talk shows, promoting his music. Of course, all the questions for the singer are about his separation from his supermodel wife of seven years, Heidi Klum. While talking on Piers Morgan’s show, Seal, who has not yet taken off his wedding ring, says he won’t rule out the chance that the couple may get back together again. “My love for her has not waned one iota,” he says. “I love her with all my heart. How can you not love somebody [who] you’ve spent eight years with?” Regarding his wedding ring, he comments, “What this means to me and what it stands for [is] respect,” he continues. “It stands for loyalty, it stands for incredible memories, and it stands for these four little miracles (his children) and Heidi, making five that have come into my life.”
Conan O’Brien talked about Obama’s lame “spilled milk” joke from the State of the Union. He said, quote, “Welcome to my world.” Then he also talked about how Obama’s speech was written at an eighth grade level.
Simon Cowell has announced that he will be launching a new TV talent show which aims “to find the world’s greatest DJ’s”. The show, which does not yet have a title, will operate in a similar manner to the “X Factor”, with DJs battling it out to secure fame and fortune. The show has been in development for over a year. What channel will carry the show and the date has not yet been released.
In other Simon Cowell news, the mogul did not deny reports that Steve Jones will be dumped as host from the US version of “X Factor”. Cowell said, “I don’t think he did a bad job but, like “America’s Got Talent”, there is a Brit limit on the show.”
Part two of Stephen Colbert’s interview with Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak aired last night. Colbert asked him about OTHER children’s books. When Sendak said he likes Curious George, Colbert said it means he’s in favor of kids having their faces ripped off by monkeys. Stephen Colbert asked Maurice Sendak for advice on writing kids books. Sendak told him he has a good head start, because you have to be an idiot.
Anthony Albanese, Australia’s Transport Minister, recently gave a speech attacking one of his opponents. And it turns out the comments were directly lifted from a speech Michael Douglas gives in the movie “The American President.”
Lindsay Lohan has been sued by a woman who claims Lohan ran into her with her Maserati. The incident, which happened in September of 2010, is said to have happened when Lindsey ran a red light in West Hollywood and hit a nanny who was pushing a stroller across the intersection. The witness claimed 3 of the 4 wheels on the stroller became airborne. (How is it that one wheel can be on the ground when the others are airborne?) The child wasn’t injured but Nubia Del Carmen Preza says she was injured and is seeking damages.
“Social Network” star Armie Hammer, who played both Winklevoss twins in the movie, was arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas for marijuana possession. That’s right…the very same checkpoint where Willie Nelson AND Snoop Dogg were busted for pot last year. Again, a drug-sniffing dog traced the existence of the marijuana and officers allegedly found 3 medicinal pot cookies and 1 brownie. The incident occurred on November 30th of 2011. Hammer spent 1 day in jail before bailing out on a $1,000 bond.
NFL superstar Ray Lewis admits he fathered an 11-year-old boy in Florida and he wants his child to be taken care of…but he has a problem turning over the child care money to the baby mama. According to court documents filed in Florida, Sharnika Kelly has an outstanding judgment against her in a civil case totaling over a million dollars. Lewis says he has “grave concerns about the Mother’s character” and feels she’ll siphon off money meant for his son. Lewis is asking the court to establish a guardianship for his son to manage any support Lewis eventually pays.