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Jun302011

Elizabeth Taylor's Personal Items Set for World Tour

Archive Photos/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The late Elizabeth Taylor's art, designer clothing, her extensive jewelry collection, and other memorabilia will tour Moscow, London and Dubai beginning in September, according to the BBC.

Following the three-month tour, the items will be auctioned off in New York.

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Thursday
Jun302011

Denzel Washington to Appear in Hurricane Katrina Drama?

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Denzel Washington could be offered a role in a Will Smith-produced drama centering around Hurricane Katrina, according to New York magazine.

The project, The American Can, will focus on residents at an apartment complex in New Orleans after the levees in the city broke during the hurricane.

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Thursday
Jun302011

Lindsay Lohan Afraid to Leave Her Home?

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan completed her house arrest on Wednesday, but according to TMZ.com, she's not inclined to spend much time in the public eye.

The website claims the Mean Girls star has told friends she's afraid to leave home because she believes paparazzi will try to track her down. However, TMZ also reported that Lohan was spotted Wednesday at the Los Angeles women's center where she is performing community service.

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Thursday
Jun302011

CBS Announces Premiere Dates for 'Two and a Half Men,' Other Shows

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Ashton Kutcher's first episode of Two and a Half Men will air Sept. 19.

CBS announced Wednesday that the sitcom will open its ninth season on that date.  Kutcher replaces the fired Charlie Sheen on the series.

The premiere of Two and a Half Men will be preceded by How I Met Your Mother, which returns for its seventh season.

CBS also announced other premiere dates, including the new season of Survivor, dubbed Survivor: South Pacific, which will premiere on Sept. 14; NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles which will be returning on Sept. 20; CSI which will begin its 12th season on Sept. 21; and The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist and the new J.J. Abrams drama Person of Interest which will all debut on Sept. 22.

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Thursday
Jun302011

'To Catch a Predator's' Chris Hansen Allegedly Caught Cheating on Wife

Donna Ward/Getty Images(BOCA RATON, Fla.) -- Chris Hansen, host of NBC’s show To Catch a Predator, which uses hidden cameras to catch people who use the Internet to engage in sexual conversations with, and eventually try to meet minors for sex, has allegedly had hidden cameras turned on him.

According to the National Enquirer, an undercover sting operation has caught Hansen cheating on his wife with Florida journalist Kristyn Caddell.  The report says Hansen and Caddell met in Palm Beach, Florida in March, and hidden cameras allegedly caught the two on a romantic dinner last weekend.  Reports indicate the two spent the night together at Caddell’s apartment and left together the following morning with luggage in tow.

A source tells the newspaper that Caddell has bragged about the relationship with friends.  According to another source, Hansen and his wife Mary, have grown apart over the years.

The Hansens have two young sons together.

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Thursday
Jun302011

'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' Leading Nominee for Teen Choice Awards

Summit Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Coming as no surprise, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is the leading nominee for this year's Teen Choice Awards.

The Twilight sequel earned 12 nominations.  The Fox series Glee is the top TV nominee, with nine nods.  Additional nominees will be announced in the near future.

Teens can now cast their vote for their favorites at TeenChoiceAwards.com.

Teen Choice 2011 will air on Fox on Sunday, Aug. 7.

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Thursday
Jun302011

Jake Gyllenhaal Gets 'Wild' with Bear Grylls

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(NEW YORK) -- Discovery's hit Man Vs. Wild is getting some more star power this year, starting with its seventh season premiere on July 11.

Jake Gyllenhaal joined host Bear Grylls on a bone-chilling trip to Iceland, and now, fans of both stars can enjoy a sneak peek, thanks to a clip airing on Discovery's website.  The pair can be seen digging a shelter in the middle of a blizzard, ripping meat from an animal carcass, and crossing a huge mountain gap by commando-crawling along a thin cable.

Recently, Grylls said Bad Teacher star Cameron Diaz is committed to joining him on one of his survival adventures.  The first celebrity to follow the former British Special Forces soldier into the wild was Will Ferrell in 2009.

Gyllenhaal's episode airs Monday, July 11 at 9 p.m. ET on Discovery.

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Thursday
Jun302011

Denise Richards Adopts Baby Girl

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- The two children Denise Richards shares with Charlie Sheen now have a younger sibling they can play with.

Sheen's ex-wife has adopted a baby girl named Eloise Joni Richards, according to People magazine.

Her rep says, "Denise and Eloise's big sisters couldn't be happier and feel incredibly blessed."

Richards, 40, and Sheen, 45, have a seven-year-old daughter named Sam and a six-year-old daughter named Lola.

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Thursday
Jun302011

George Clooney's Ex 'Down in the Dumps,' Her Mom Says

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(ROME) -- George Clooney's now-ex-girlfriend, Italian model Elisabetta Canalis, is having a hard time dealing with their breakup.

In an interview with the Italian edition of Vanity Fair, her mother, Bruna, says Canalis is "very down in the dumps" and "very sad."  Canalis' father, Cesare, also spoke to Vanity Fair, calling Clooney a "nice guy" but conceding that his family was not used to the attention they received when they met him during a get-together that was captured by the paparazzi.

The avowed bachelor actor and Canalis announced the end of their relationship last week, just weeks after she told an Italian magazine that she looked forward to being married.  They'd dated for two years.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

NY Man Blames Jerry Seinfeld for Reality TV Show Divorce: 'It Is His Show'

Paul Drinkwater/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Howie Kohlenberg and ex-wife Christine joined reality TV show The Marriage Ref for their 15 minutes of fame. Instead, they saw the end of their 15-year marriage. Now, Kohlenberg, the jilted husband, is blaming the NBC show and its executive producer, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, for the breakup of his marriage.

"It is his show. He is co-creator, co-producer," Kohlenberg told ABC News of Seinfeld's alleged role in his marriage's demise. "His crew and his producers got us souped up that we could be stars the next day."

Kohlenberg alleges those dreams of stardom pushed by the show pushed his wife to leave him and their four-and-a-half-year-old son behind as well, bolting for Los Angeles and an acting career after the couple's Marriage Ref segment aired.

The Kohlenbergs put themselves among a pool of thousands of applicants to appear on the show, on which three celebrities pick a side in a real-life marital dispute, in hopes of helping their now-defunct Manhattan spa business.

"The show producers said that it would really pump up the publicity," Kohlenberg said. "I felt it could be fun."

Kohlenberg and his now-former wife were picked for the show's debut episode, but when it aired March 4, 2010, the focus was instead on, Kohlenberg says, a manufactured dispute.

"I take my wedding ring off twice a week to play basketball, and the producers loved that angle," Kohlenberg said. "We embellished it a little, saying I go out and party with the guys."

But, in real life, Kohlenberg said, it was only money issues that sometimes strained their otherwise-happy marriage. "She didn't really care when I took my wedding ring off or not," he said.

The show's reps had no comment, but Seinfeld told the New York Daily News that he found the whole thing amusing.

"I love it, I love, I love it. When people get upset, I enjoy it," Seinfeld said."That he's having problems, and blaming me, it's all, anything that alleviates the withering, blithering boredom of existence I'm in favor of."

The couple's divorce was finalized three months ago. ABC News was unable to reach Christine but Kohlenberg says his ex-wife moved to Canada, where she lives with her producer-boyfriend.

While Kohlenberg is convinced Seinfeld and his reality TV show are to blame for his marriage's demise, experts say when reality television and romance collide, it's usually as much about the couple as the show.

"I absolutely do not think that Jerry Seinfeld's show broke up this marriage," Los Angeles-based psychologist Michelle Golland told ABC News. "When a couple is on a reality TV show, it can give them a new perspective," she said. "The glaring spotlight of reality television really highlights the dysfunction."

Kohlenberg says he is now on the brink of bankruptcy and has been forced to move out of his apartment, but has no plans to sue either the show or Seinfeld.

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