A Chicago woman tries to get out of jury duty in the second
corruption trial involving former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.Her excuse? She has tickets to the final taping of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” (New York Post)
Katie Holmes has settled her lawsuit with Star magazine. Holmes sued after the tabloid published a story that implied that Holmes has a drug problem. The financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed. (AP via Yahoo)
Alex Pettyfer has some choice words about living in Hollywood and being an actor in a new interview with VMAN magazine. “I think [L.A.] is this insidious pool where nearly everyone lives in fear,” he says. “Geographically it’s fantastic ... but socially it’s disgusting.” He also adds: “Being an actor is like being in prison. You go, you serve your time, you try and replicate Johnny Depp’s career and then you move to Paris.” (VMAN via People)
Natalie Portman photos indicate that she is indeed moving closer to her due date. Also, that she doesn’t want her photo taken when she’s just trying to go about her business in New York City. (Celebuzz)
Entertainment Tonight and The Insider collectively have 70 reporters in London to cover the royal wedding. Overkill, perhaps? (The Hollywood Reporter)
A member of Bon Jovi may be heading to rehab and a “Social Network” star could be tapped to play the Lone Ranger. That and more, after the jump.
Rumor mill: Richie Sambora may be checking into rehab. (Popeater)
Larry David and Jane Lynch possibly joining the cast of the “Three Stooges” movie. (Entertainment Weekly)
Alice Ward, the woman portrayed in “The Fighter” by Oscar winner Melissa Leo, has died after lapsing into a coma. She was 79. (Boston Herald)
Armie Hammer may play the title role in “The Lone Ranger,” opposite Johnny Depp’s Tonto. (Deadline)
And in honor of tonight’s last Michael Scott episode of “The Office,” the 25 best Michael Scott gifs. (Funny or Die)
We’re down to final four in our fictional princess bracket. Can Belle triumph over Princess Ann, Audrey Hepburn’s character in “Roman Holiday”? More importantly, Princess Leia is totally losing to Princess Buttercup right now! (Wash Post)
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