A morning mix of entertainment headlines . . .
The Italian magazine Chi today published more images of Kate Middleton sunbathing in the south of France , despite the lawsuit and potential for a criminal complaint that such pictures already incited when they appeared in the French magazine Closer. Both Chi and Closer are owned by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Mondadori publishing house. Attorneys for Kate and William, a.k.a. the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expected to seek an injunction in court today to stop the spread of the images. Yesterday a spokeswoman for St. James’s Palace also said the couple plans to file a criminal complaint against the photographer who snapped the photos while the royals were vacationing at a private home. (Associated Press ; AP via Washington Post)
Usher discussed his messy divorce from and custody battle with ex Tameka Foster Sunday night on “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” Among other things, he discussed his alleged unfaithfulness to his former wife (“I was faithful at heart, but not faithful all the way”) as well as his sadness over the death earlier this year of Foster’s son, Kile Glover. “It hurts me to hear people speculating that I wasn’t at the funeral. I absolutely was at the funeral,” he said. On a lighter note, Usher also admitted that he has put the moves on ladies while listening to his own music as a mood-setter. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Amanda Bynes’s car was impounded Sunday after she was found (again) driving with a suspended license. She also received a misdemeanor citation but was not taken into custody. (People)
TMZ reported that Eric Stonestreet of “Modern Family” was kicked out of an L.A. Dodgers game on Saturday after arguing with a St. Louis Cardinals fan who heckled a player for the Dodgers. Stonestreet later tweeted that the report was only partially accurate and that he wasn’t quite kicked out of the game. (TMZ)
i did NOT get kicked out of the Dodgers game last night. did i get escorted to the top of the stairs by security? yes. yes i sure did.— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) September 16, 2012
Keith Urban is officially an “American Idol” judge now. So is Nicki Minaj, which is a huge relief to anyone concerned that “Idol” might not meet its hip-hugging body suit quotient this season. (TV Column)
“ The Master ” made a lot of money over the weekend even though it played on only five screens. It brought in $729,745, for a per-screen average of $145,949, a new per-screen box office record. The No. 1 movie in America, however, was “Resident Evil: Retribution,” followed closely by “Finding Nemo 3D.” (AP)
“The Silver Linings Playbook” — the David O. Russell film starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence — won the audience award at the Toronto Film Festival, an honor that has previously gone to future best picture winners like “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The King’s Speech.” (The Playlist)
“Saturday Night Live” could not resist doing a Clint Eastwood-and-his-chair bit.
“Saturday Night Live” also could not resist poking fun at Ryan Lochte, via season premiere host Seth MacFarlane.