It’s over. But no sad eyes for Kate Hudson. The actress, who was hobnobbing last week with ex-boyfriend Owen Wilson at an Art Basel party, has moved on from fiancé/father of her 3-year-old son, Matt Bellamy. She’s now with a nonmusician again — Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars, according to Us Weekly. Hough and Hudson were photographed together at her mom Goldie Hawn’s charity event last month.
In other Dancing with the Stars news, Len Goodman is signing off. The 70-year-old’s reason? The England-based TV personality needed to have a life and cut down on traveling back and forth to the United States.
“I’ve got my wife, I’ve got my son, my mother is still alive and she’s in hospital — I’ve had virtually no time to go and visit her,” Goodman explained, according to DigitalSpy.com.
He will leave the ABC series after the upcoming season but will retain his job as judge on UK’s Strictly Come Dancing.
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Jay Z got a case of the nerves Monday night, reports Page Six. That’s because it’s not every day that the famous rapper comes into contact with royals. But that’s what went down at the Barclays Center in NYC at the Cavaliers vs. Nets (110-88) matchup, attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their first NBA game. Before the fourth quarter, Will and Kate met up with Z and Beyoncé and then later with star Cav, ex-Miami Heat player LeBron James. Can you say photo op? King James told ESPN that meeting England’s future king and queen was “pretty cool.”
The estate of Mexican-American superstar Jenni Rivera is suing the owners of a Learjet that crashed two years ago, killing the singer and several members of her entourage. Rivera’s estate filed the negligence lawsuit against Starwood Management Inc. in Los Angeles Superior Court. Starwood owned the Learjet 25 jet that crashed in northern Mexico in December 2012.
Rivera’s company has been sued along with Starwood by relatives of those killed in the crash, including her attorney, hairstylist, publicist and makeup artist, and one of the plane’s pilots. Attorneys are scheduled to update a judge Wednesday on the progress of settlement talks between Rivera’s company and the relatives.
FEAST ON THIS
Discovery Channel’s Eaten Alive special that pitted snake against man drew more than 4 million viewers, but not all considered it time well spent.
Although the title and a promotional video indicated that naturalist Paul Rosolie would be swallowed by a giant anaconda, Sunday’s pre-taped special didn’t go that far.
Rosolie, described by Discovery as a snake researcher and conservationist, ended his Amazon jungle encounter with the snake after it encircled his body and began squeezing. Wearing bulky protective gear, Rosolie escaped with a sore arm but uneaten.
Online, some viewers jeered the show for falling short of its promise. One posting showed a photo of a mild-looking dog nibbling on a person’s finger, accompanied by a request for their own Discovery show.
Lisa Lange, senior vice president for the animal rights group PETA, said the special included the “inexcusable torment” of a wild anaconda and other snakes and was a “shameful stunt” done for ratings.
EX-PLAYER’S NEW GIG
A hunky specimen has made history of sorts — as the first man to win America’s Next Top Model. Keith Carlos, 26, is a former NFL football player from Connecticut. His prize: a contract with Next Model Management as well as a spread in Nylon magazine. “I’ve always been told I should model ... but I was so attached to football that I never really immersed myself into it,” Carlos told Zap2it.com.
WHAT A JOKE
Is Joaquin Phoenix engaged, or is the eccentric actor just pulling another hoax? Appearing on Monday’s Late Show With David Letterman, the Inherent Vice star — who pulled a fast one in his 2010 mockumentary I’m Still Here — told the host he had popped the question to his yoga instructor. Hold the wedding gifts. On Tuesday, the 40-year-old revealed to Good Morning America that he lied to make himself more interesting. “I think my life’s so boring, and it seemed like something exciting to talk about, and I wanted the audience to like me,” he said on the morning show. “They really like people getting married.”
ON THE MEND
A recovery fund has been created through GoFundMe to help with celebrity photographer Bryan Bedder’s medical expenses. Working in Miami for Art Basel, the New Yorker — who remains hospitalized at Jackson Memorial — fractured his C5 vertebrae last week when the married father of one dove into a sandbar in the waters off South Beach.