Here we go again. Chevy Chase is letting his anger flag fly. The Community star, 69, rants at the NBC show’s creator Dan Harmon in a newly released voice mail calling Community “just a “&%$^=ing mediocre sitcom.” Sounding slightly intoxicated, Chase says he doesn’t find the editing or storyline funny.
The audio was released by Celebuzz, who reports that CC also worries his bigoted character Pierce may be forced to use the n-word one day. Chase later apologized for his comments. It is unclear who leaked the VM but might have been Harmon, who gave the media audio of Chase raving back in April about the show.
Hasta la vista
In other conflicts, we won’t be seeing Jennifer Esposito on Blue Blood anymore, at least for the time being. The actress, who plays Det. Jackie Curatola, was written off, apparently over the fact that she has celiac disease, an autoimmune condition in which the body does not process gluten, and which caused Esposito to collapse on the set of the CBS show back in August.
Esposito, 39, recently posted that CBS put her on unpaid leave and “blocked” her from working anywhere else after doctors told her she needed a reduced schedule. The network’s response: “Jennifer has informed us that she is only available to work on a very limited part-time schedule. As a result, she’s unable to perform the demands of her role and we regretfully had to put her character on a leave of absence . . . We hope that she will be able to return at some point in the future.”
Italy’s a popular destination these days. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were just married in Puglia. And Kim Kardashian spent her 32nd birthday there (Venice) after her rapper beau Kanye West decided she needed a change of pace from Miami.
There’s no trouble in paradise. Alex Rodriguez’s girlfriend Torrie Wilson has no issue with his flirtatious ways. The former pro wrestler was photographed boarding the baseball star’s Midnight Express power boat in Miami Sunday. The New York Post reports that A-Rod was caught giving his phone number to Australian bikini model Kyna Treacy while the Yankees played the Detroit Tigers in NY earlier this month. Soon after, Torrie Tweeted, “Gotta love the gossip mills. It’s amazing how ppl get their kicks, huh?”
The empire is expanding. Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa have welcomed a son, the Celebrity Apprentice judge, 34, posted on Twitter. The little one (whose name has not been released) joins Tristan, 1; Donnie, 3½; and Kai , 5.
Off the hook
Phew! Lindsay Lohan will not be prosecuted for an alleged hit-and-run last month. The embattled actress had been scheduled to appear in court this week over her Sept. 19 arrest after she allegedly drove a Porsche into a bystander outside The Dream Hotel. The car was originally owned by Real Housewives of Miami scapegoat Karent Sierra, who sold it to part time Miami resident, artist Domingo Zapata, who decided for unknown reasons to loan it to the worst driver on the planet. TMZ reports prosecutors decided there was not enough evidence after watching surveillance footage.