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Ellen Page & Shailene Woodley: Pair du jour? Chris Colfer’s cryptic tweet

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What is going on over at the Glee set? Chaos Town is what. On Thursday we saw a Tweet from Chris Colfer (who plays Kurt Hummel) that read, “Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly…” Yowza. Then his likely horrified rep said the actor’s account was “hacked.” Another update came soon after from 20th Century Fox TV: “Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.” Time will tell, as it always does.


It’s a match! Out and proud Ellen Page has landed herself an A-list girlfriend. OK! mag reports the Juno star is stepping out with Divergent’s Shailene Woodley. Woodley was most recently linked to Insurgent costar Theo James, but apparently things recently turned romantic with Page, an insider tells the publication. The two were spotted having lunch this past week in L.A.


Two months after welcoming their son, David Arquette and Christina McLarty are making it legal, the actor’s rep confirms to E! News. Arquette, 42, and the entertainment reporter, 33, are heading to Aspen to celebrate. His ex, Courteney Cox, just got engaged to Johnny McDaid, but we doubt they will have dual ceremonies. That’s just too weird.

Baby making

Anybody out there remember Nic Cage when he was a young stud in the ’80s? Well, start to feel old because he’s a grandpa. The actor’s son, musician Weston Cage (mom is the Oscar winner’s ex, Christina Fulton), welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday, Lucian, with wife Danielle, a rep for the pair confirms to Us Weekly. We doubt Cage, 50, is going to haul out the rocking chair yet: He has 8-year-old son, Kal-El, with wife Alice Kim.


Three people involved in a movie about Gregg Allman were indicted on felony charges stemming from a fatal crash in which a freight train plowed into the film’s crew in southeast Georgia. A grand jury returned charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing against Midnight Rider director Randall Miller as well as his wife/business partner and the executive producer. Each could face up to 11 years in prison for the February death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, 27, who was killed after being struck by a train while shooting footage on a bridge.

Don’t be a copycat

Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the Grand Theft Auto video games. The actress says the latest installment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission. In her lawsuit, the one and only La Lohan says a paparazzi-hounded character named Lacey Jonas is an “unequivocal” reference to her.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 30: Bindi Irwin arrives at the 3rd Annual AACTA Awards Ceremony at The Star on January 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

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    Bindi Irwin talks her late dad, the Crocodile Hunter

    Speaking in depth for the first time about her father Steve Irwin’s death, 16-year-old Bindi Irwin told People magazine the “sadness never goes away.” The Crocodile Hunter star died after a rogue attack by a stingray in 2006. Bindi, a SeaWorld youth ambassador, keeps Irwin’s memory alive by working with animals and lives within the gates of the Australia Zoo.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, Peaches Geldof arrives to attend the ETAM's ready to wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris. A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose. Coroner Roger Hatch said Wednesday that Geldof had taken a fatal dose after a period of trying to come off the drug. The 25-year-old daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof was found dead at her home south of London on April 7, 2014.

    Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

    LONDON (AP) – Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesday.

  • Celebrity birthdays on July 23

    Actress Gloria DeHaven is 89. Radio personality Don Imus is 74. Actor Larry Manetti (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 67. Actor Woody Harrelson is 53. Guitarist Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is 53. Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 52. Guitarist Slash is 49. Model Stephanie Seymour is 46. Comedian Marlon Wayans is 42. Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 34. Actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 32. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 25.

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