Celebrity roundup

A new ‘View’ for Jenny McCarthy

 
 
McCarthy
McCarthy
Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images

Take that, 40th birthday! Jenny McCarthy has a new boyfriend (Donnie Wahlberg) and a new gig ( The View). Seems the longtime show wants to raunch things up a bit. McCarthy is not known for holding back. The TV personality began her career posing for Playboy and has since starred in sitcoms and appeared in films like Scary Movie 3. McCarthy will take Joy Behar’s spot. There’s one vacancy left since Elisabeth Hasselbeck exited for Fox News Channel.

Life goes on

How will Glee continue without Cory Monteith? Producers are currently figuring that out, reports TheWrap.com.

The Fox show is set to go back into production for its next season at the end of July and back on air Sept. 19. Why Monteith’s lead character, jock-turned-glee-club-singer Finn Hudson, is absent falls on the writers as well. Monteith didn’t appear in the final three episodes of the fourth season; he was in rehab for substance abuse issues. An autopsy was expected Monday. A toxicology report will screen for drugs; medical examiners will also try to determine if Monteith died of natural causes or an injury.

Law enforcement officials already established foul play was not involved and that he died alone in the 21st floor room of the Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. The Vancouver native’s body was discovered Saturday by hotel staff.

Monteith’s last two Tweets appeared Friday, referencing Sharknado, the Syfy Original Movie about a tornado of sharks.

Power BFF’s

Could politics be in Jay-Z’s future? The rapping mogul said in a radio interview with New York’s Hot97, that he’s tight with President Barack Obama.

“He’s a regular guy. . . . He’s very heavy into sports so a lot of his analogies end up in sports,” said Jay-Z, promoting his new album Contradicting Historical References Magna Carta...Holy Grail. Z’s a busy man, setting out on tour shortly. Blue Ivy’s coming along wherever he and Beyonce go. “She travels well,” dad says of the 1-year-old. “She’s not fidgety, very cool.” Even though Blue is “musically inclined,” Jay Z said not to expect the child in any of his videos, a la Britney Spears.

Basketball fan

Rihanna’s legal problems aren’t going away. According to TMZ, she skipped out on various legal depositions, which could end up costing her. The Diamonds crooner is suing her former accountants (Berdon LLP), claiming they mismanaged her money and caused her to be audited by the IRS.

Ri isn’t helping her case by not attending the depositions. Especially the one set for June 19, when she said she was sick to give testimony in London. According to Twitter, Ri was busy watching the Miami Heat play game six of the NBA Finals hours before her appearance. At about 4:15 a.m., Rihanna tweeted “#KINGJAMES.” She also sent out a celebratory retweet saying, “Big up yaself bosh,” in reference to Chris Bosh.

Moving right along

There are so many other fish in the sea in Hollywood, Kristen Stewart is finding out. The New York Post’s Page Six says the actress, though still pining over Rob Pattinson, is now having some summer fun with Boardwalk Empire actor Michael Pitt (no relation to Brad). The two met at Paris Fashion Week and have equally glum pusses. The alleged fling may not sit well with Jamie Bochert, Pitt’s supposed model girlfriend.

Home body

Claire Danes on HGTV? The Homeland actress says she considered a change of careers when she went through a stretch where she couldn’t find a good role.

In an interview for Vogue’s August issue, the 34-year-old says she didn’t work for two years after starring in the 2010 biopic Temple Grandin, playing an activist for autistics and animal rights. Danes calls it a grim experience that left her so hurt that she flirted with a career change. Says Danes: “I really like interior design.”

Read more People stories from the Miami Herald

  • Celebrity birthdays on July 11

    Actor Tab Hunter is 83. Ventriloquist Jay Johnson (“Soap”) is 65. Singer Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters is 64. Actress Sela Ward is 58. Reggae singer Michael Rose of Black Uhuru is 57. Guitarist Richie Sambora is 55. Singer Suzanne Vega is 55. Actress Lisa Rinna is 51. Actor Greg Grunberg is 48. Actress Leisha Hailey (“The L Word”) is 43. Actor Michael Rosenbaum is 42. Rapper Lil’ Kim is 39. Singer Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie is 38. Rapper Lil’ Zane is 32.

  • La vida local

    Jenny McCarthy gets ‘Dirty’ after ‘The View’

    What’s Jenny McCarthy up to after The View? Doing a lot of laughing.

  • Celebrity roundup

    Eva Mendes hides alleged pregnancy

    Show it off! Even though Eva Mendes is rumored to be two months away from having Ryan Gosling’s baby, the actress is still hiding her bump. Shortly after news broke on Wednesday that the couple had a baby on the way, Mendes was spotted out in Los Angeles throwing a huge bag in front of her stomach. OK magazine, the first to report the pregnancy, says Gosling, 33, is still not in a rush to marry his 40-year-old girlfriend of three years.

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category