Celebrity roundup

Kendra Wilkinson to swap lives and kids with Kate Gosselin


Kendra Wilkinson is really in for it now. Hugh Hefner’s ex has signed on to Celebrity Wife Swap to trade lives with Kate Gosselin. ABC announced that Gosselin and Wilkinson will be the first to appear on the new season of the reality series Feb. 26. Gosselin will stay with Wilkinson’s husband, former NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett, and their son Hank, 3, while Wilkinson will become a single mother of eight. Have fun!

Weight watchers

How’s this for ironic? Rex Reed is fighting back against critics of his critique. Reed’s review of Identity Thief in the New York Observer likening the star, Melissa McCarthy, to a “hippo,” has caused a major backlash against him. This week, Melissa’s cousin, Jenny McCarthy, spoke out against the veteran journalist. On WOR-AM New York earlier this week, Reed theorized the outrage was orchestrated by “the big publicity machine called Universal Pictures,” which blew this whole thing out of proportion “to sell tickets to a bad movie.”

On the rebound

Ding-dong, the witch is dead! Virgin Bachelor Sean Lowe kicked drama queen Tierra LaCausi off the ABC show Monday night in St. Croix. But don’t you worry about her. Her brother tells UsWeekly she’s engaged to her ex boyfriend, who has a lucrative business in Las Vegas. We hear Lowe is also engaged to one of the final four bachelorettes.

Hard time

Ex Melrose Place-r Amy Locane-Bovenizer, who was drunk when her SUV plowed into a car and killed a N.J. woman, was sentenced to three years in prison.

Bowing out

Lady Gaga must have hip surgery and has canceled her “Born This Way” tour. Gaga’s painful condition, synovitis, affects the ring of soft tissue lining the outside of the hip socket.

Refunds are available at point of purchase, her promoters said in a statement.

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