Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer reportedly split;

October 15, 2012

A morning mix of entertainment headlines . . .


Crowe and Spencer, pre-(unconfirmed)-split. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters)

Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer, his wife of nine years, have separated, according to a report in the Sydney Morning-Herald. The Australian newspaper says the split is amicable. It also features the word “mollycoddle,” which newspaper stories really don’t use frequently enough. To be clear, neither Crowe nor Spencer — who have two sons together — has confirmed the separation. However, Gossip Cop reports that a rep for Spencer said a statement will be released soon. (Sydney Morning-Herald; Gossip Cop)

With “ Skyfall ” opeing in the UK on Oct. 26, several days ahead of its Nov. 9 U.S. opening, the first batch of reviews for the James Bond film have begun to trickle out. They are largely very positive. The Hollywood Reporter says it will “certainly be embraced as one of the best Bonds by loyal fans,” while the Telegraph calls it “frequently dazzling” and “utterly audacious.” The Guardian is slightly less enthusiastic, praising its “bruising, tumultuous opening half,” but criticizing it for becoming too “touchy-feely” during its final section. (The Hollywood Reporter; Telegraph; Guardian)

Lindsay Lohan is slated to be interviewed by Barbara Walters in the coming weeks in a sitdown that will supposedly be “no holds barred.” I don’t know, I’m cool if we bar some holds re: Lohan . . . (Gossip Cop)

Alfonso Ribeiro and fiance Angela Unkrich got married over the weekend. You just know Ribeiro did this at the reception. (People)

One potential benefit of “The Great Gatsbyrelease date being pushed back: Prince and Lady Gaga may write songs for the soundtrack. (Vulture)

Neal Schon of Journey proposed to Michaele Salahi during a concert in Baltimore Sunday night. After placing an engagement ring on the former “Real Housewife’s” finger, the band played “Faithfully” . . . because . . . loving a music man ain’t always what it’s supposed to be? (Reliable Source)

Kanye West allegedly got real-life irritated at a camerawoman after he and Kim Kardashian randomly ran into Kardashian ex Reggie Bush. Miraculously, all of this ended up being photographed. Oh, at this point it seems relevant to mention that Kardashian is in Miami shooting “Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.” (Radar Online)

Gary Collins — actor and regular Miss America pageant host during the 1980s — died over the weekend at the age of 74. The Associated Press report says only that Collins died of natural causes in Biloxi, Miss. (Associated Press)

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.
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