John Edwards mistress, Rielle Hunter, was on “The View” yesterday to promote her tell-all book about the affair. The women on the show really let her have it, particularly Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters. Elisabeth told Rielle that regardless of what she says, she WAS a mistress, and Whoopi said Rielle put the whole nation in “a very awkward position” with the affair. Barbara also quoted Rielle as saying she bullied her in an interview, and Barbara said that never happened.
Jay Leno commented last night about the news that Rielle Hunter and John Edwards broke up. He said that if a lying cheater and a homewrecker can’t work things out, what chance do the rest of us have?
Conan was talking last night about the new popularity of Hooters-style restaurants. They’re being called “breastaurants,” but Conan prefers the name “gazongaterias.”
“The Avengers” crossed the $600 million at the domestic box office on Tuesday. The Avengers joins James Cameron’s “Avatar” and “Titanic” as the only films to achieve that milestone. The Avengers hit the milestone in 54 days. Avatar reached the $600 million mark after just 47 days, but Titanic took 252 days to make the mark. The Avengers sits in third place on the list of Hollywood’s all-time domestic champs. The Avengers is also the third-biggest grossing film of all-time worldwide, with an overall haul north of $1.44 billion.
Here’s a complete look at the Top 10-grossing movies of all-time domestically:
Avatar, $760.5 million
Titanic, $658.7 million
The Avengers, $600 million (estimated)
The Dark Knight, $533.3 million
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, $474.5 million
Star Wars, $461 million
Shrek 2, $441.2 million
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, $435.1 million
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, $423.3 million
The Lion King, $422.8 million
Kim Kardashian and her family stopped by the “Hollywood Forever” cemetery on Monday in order to purchase family burial plots. The family hasn’t decided on the exact location, but checked out several areas, including a mausoleum. One sticking point is how big of a space they should purchase because they also want plenty of room for all their kids. BTW, it’s not the same cemetery where Robert Kardashian is buried…hmmmmm
Jennifer Aniston was rocking a diamond ring after an European getaway with beau Justin Therouux yesterday. The former “Friends” star was seen covering her face at LAX, and revealing what looked like an engagement ring. But, the diamond was worn on her right ring finger, not her left. Still, the image sparked speculation, and Aniston and Theroux were rumored to be abroad “to scout potential wedding locations in France,” according to Web site X17online. The couple have previously been photographed wearing matching rings with their names, “Jennifer” and “Justin,” in funky, scripted letters. However, don’t get those wedding gifts just yet… the Daily Mail reports that “sources close to Justin spoke out to shoot down the claims, insisting their visit to [France] was simply a summer vacation.”
Back in March of 2011, after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, Lady Gaga raised money for the victims by selling wristbands on her website that read, “We Pray for Japan.” But her philanthropy resulted in a lawsuit, which she’s now agreed to settle by coughing up even more money for the cause. The Detroit News reports that Gaga was sued for misleading her fans by selling the bracelets. Her website said that “all proceeds” from the wristbands would “go directly to Japanese relief efforts,” but the lawsuit alleged that a shipping charge and sales tax were added to the total, and that money did not go to relief efforts as promised. Under the terms of the proposed settlement, according to The Detroit News, Gaga and her co-defendants will deny that the suit has any merit, and she will donate $107,500 to a charity that benefits the earthquake victims. The sales of the bracelets have already raised at least $1.5 million for the cause.
Rapper 50 Cent was hospitalized briefly Tuesday after being injured in a car accident in New York City. He was treated for “minor neck and back injuries” at New York Hospital Queens. Fitty’s driver, Bruce Miller was also taken to the hospital where he was treated and released. The driver of the truck that hit the two reportedly told police that his load shifted and he lost control of the vehicle.
The last daytime drama on television, “General Hospital” will shift from 3pm to 2pm on weekdays, starting Sept. 10th. The move was to create a 3pm time slot for Katie Couric’s new syndicated talk show.
Ryan Seacrest has signed a deal with Ford, to launch a new campaign for the new 2013 Ford Fusion. Seacrest will guide his followers through the launch via social media. The company is not saying much about what the campaign actually involves, except there will be “random acts” that involve Fusion.
Women’s tennis is finally introducing a “grunt-o-meter” to determine when female players are being too loud. Unfortunately, it’s not going to happen soon enough to do something about Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. The device will be introduced first in junior tennis, and phased in to the pro game as the current stars begin to retire.
Comedian, Jimmy Walker, star of the 70’s sitcom “Good Times” says he’s never seen an episode of the show… He says while the program was on the air, he was too busy with other things and in the 33 years since the show ended, he’s never had the chance, or reason, to watch it. Among the things the people in the street still stop and tell him about is that they want to hear his catchphrase, “DYN-O-MITE!” one more time, and Walker says he’ll do it every time he’s asked. You can learn more about Walker’s “Good Times” days and personal bad times in his aptly titled new memoir “DYN-O-MITE!”