Paula Abdul tried to abandon her judge seat at American Idol eight times on her first day. She explains in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, “A few years ago, this man came up to me and introduced himself and said, ‘I was your sound guy on your first day at work at American Idol.’ And I said, ‘Oh wow. I feel bad, I must have quit a few times.’ And he said ‘Eight. You quit eight times.'” Paula continues, “I felt terrible for those kids. I would try to maintain composure in the midst of absurdity and they were completely delusional, like brilliantly delusional. But there was never a shortage of really incredible voices and raw talent. We were always able to find it, and that’s what was so exciting.”
Is Courteney Cox back with her ex-fiancé Johnny McDaid? The former couple was photographed shopping together on Easter Sunday along with her 11-year-old daughter Coco. Courteney and Johnny called off their engagement back in November after getting engaged in June of 2014.
Could you picture Jake Gyllenhaal as Batman? That was almost a reality in the early 00’s when he was reportedly the David S. Goyer’s top choice to star in Batman Begins instead of Christian Bale. Jake recently discussed the opportunity with The Daily Beast saying, “You can’t ask an actor in Hollywood who hasn’t auditioned or been in the running for one of those roles. It’s almost a rite of passage. But you pay for everything you do — and don’t do. For me, I’ve always wanted to have the opportunity to play a number of different roles, and I knew it wasn’t necessarily the role, but how you played them.”
A judge has ruled that former N.W.A. manager Gerald Heller will be allowed to sue over the way he was portrayed in Straight Outta Compton. He is suing for defamation and is seeking $110 million. Heller was played by Paul Giamatti in the film.
According to “Kardashian Dynasty,” a new tell-all book written by Ian Halperin, that “home movie,” which was actually an explicit sex tape starring Kim Kardashian and her then boyfriend Ray-J, wasn’t stolen and leaked to the public. Instead, the book alleges Kris Jenner and Kim intentionally released the footage in order to make Kim famous. If this is indeed true, all I have to say is….”Ugh.”
Meghan Trainor asked for advice from Sam Smith on whether or not she should get vocal cord surgery. During a recent radio interview, she said, “I texted Sam Smith, should I get this done and fix this now and get it over with? Sam promised I would sing better than ever if I got the surgery!”
Former 90210 star Jessica Lowndes is not actually dating SNL alum Jon Lovitz. Jessica had been hinting at their relationship all weekend before admitting it was all just to promote her music video on Monday. She posted a video to Instagram saying, “I know its still the last week of March but is it too early to say April Fools?” Lovitz is actually her co-star in the video for her song “Deja Vu (Remix).”