A morning mix of entertainment headlines...
If speculation in the British media is accurate, the entertainment for the Olympics closing ceremony may include Ray Davies of the Kinks, Adele, The Who, Kate Bush, One Direction, George Michael and, of course, the reunion of the Spice Girls. Organizers have not released an official line-up of the musical performers but these names and more are leaking into media reports (The Hollywood Reporter; The Telegraph)
In what is the best rumor ever but is probably only a rumor, a Web site called Celeb Dirty Laundry claims that Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are live-in lovers. That story spread rapidly yesterday across the Internet, giving romantic-hope-based-on-fictional-characters the shot in the arm it desperately needed right now. There is scant legitimate evidence that this is true (although surely the truth is out there), apart from our collective desire to see Mulder and Scully together at last. But that hasn’t stopped many “X-Files” fans from weeping with joy. (Celeb Dirty Laundry; Gawker; everyone on your Facebook page)
Jason Sudeikis says he hasn’t decided whether to return to “Saturday Night Live” in the fall. While his departure had seemed pretty likely, he tells the L.A. Times that he might like a title change on the show, along with the flexibility to stay involved in SNL while pursuing other projects. (L.A. Times)
Kristin Cavallari, formerly of “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach,” and her fiance, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday. The boy’s name: Camden Jack Cutler. (Associated Press)
Now a memorabilia dealer has alleged that Michael Jackson’s will is not valid, a claim that some of the King of Pop’s siblings already have made. (New York Daily News).
“Breaking Dawn” director Bill Condon wants everyone to show more respect toward Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson during the trying aftermath of the Crisis at Robsten. “Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success,” Condon tells Entertainment Weekly. “Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them.” (Entertainment Weekly)
Bob Hoskins announced Wednesday that he plans to retire from acting because he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Hoskins — who starred in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”and the recent. “Snow White and the Huntsman,” in addition to many other films — is 68. (AP)
Wow. Sony is actually onboard to make the “Alf” movie. (THR)
Celebritology chat: It’s happening live today at 2 p.m. Be there.