According to the AP, Witherspoon’s parents separated in 1996 but still maintain a friendly relationship. Mary Elizabeth Witherspoon “fears [her husband] may be suffering from early onset of dementia” and claims he does not remember marrying his second wife, Tricianne Taylor. Mary Elizabeth Witherspoon believes Taylor may be taking advantage of John Witherspoon and wants the second marriage annulled. (Associated Press)
Zooey Deschanel will play country legend Loretta Lynn in a musical version of “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Lynn and Deschanel made the announcement Thursday during a Grand Ole Opry show. (Associated Press)
Loretta Lynn asked me to do “coal miner’s daughter” on broadway! I said YES! instagr.am/p/KeHjbxrjj2/— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) May 11, 2012
President Obama spent three hours with George Clooney at the actor’s Los Angeles home Thursday for a $40,000-a-head fundraiser that was attended by Stacy Keibler, Jack Black, Tobey Maguire and other famous people. The Post’s Amy Gardner has all the details here.
Here’s wishing a very happy birthday to “Glee’s” Cory Monteith who turns 30 — that’s right, 30 — today. (E!)
Another “Glee” club kid seemingly says goodbye, after the jump.
Amber Riley posted a message to Twitter that seemingly indicated she was leaving Mercedes and “Glee” behind forever. She tweeted, “Just closed a chapter in my life, the only thing I've known day in and day out for three years. I'm going to miss the whole Glee family, seeing them everyday!” Riley later clarified that she’s not confirming her exit, “just stating that I would miss being in the classroom everyday with the cast and that would be changing.” (@AmberRiley.)
Are you aware that people think the “Desperate Housewives” cast is in a feud? Well, they’re not, according to Eva Longoria. (Us Weekly)
Hey, Coach Taylor from “Friday Night Lights” wants to tell you something.