Ellen Degeneres will host next year's Oscars, which will air on March 2nd on ABC. On Friday she Tweeted, quote, "It's official: I'm hosting the Oscars! I'd like to thank the Academy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra." This will be Ellen's second time hosting . . . she also did it in 2007. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed the news with a release shortly afterwards from the show's producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who said they were "thrilled" to confirm her selection for the 86th annual show, to be staged March 2.
Lindsay Lohan is fiercely determined to live alcohol free -- and toward that end she's ridding herself of ALL traces of booze everywhere she goes.
Lindsay vows to stay clear of the hard stuff and not just in her home. We're told she will make demands that hotel rooms, dressing rooms, even mama Dina's home is alcohol free when she's present. Good luck on that third one. Fact is, so far so good. Lindsay checked in to the Bev Hills Hotel this week and ordered the staff to remove alcohol from her room prior to her arrival. Lindsay says she'll travel with a sober coach for at least the next week, to make sure she doesn't succumb to temptation. AND when Lohan was a guest host on "Chelsea Lately", (her episode airs tonight at 11:00 ET.), she insisted her dressing room be stocked ONLY with non-alcoholic drinks.
A few preview clips of "Chelsea Lately" were released, and Lindsay makes fun of both Kristen Stewart and Harry Styles from One Direction. She talked about Stewart yelling at the paparazzi, and joked that she was glad Kristen finally showed some kind of emotion.
Simon Cowell is upset ... very upset he's in the middle of what is becoming a bitter divorce between Andrew Silverman and Simon's soon-to-be baby mama Lauren Silverman, and he's pressuring her to settle. We're told Simon HATES the bad publicity, which he feels is making him look like an underhanded cad. Our sources say Simon has painted a clear picture to Lauren -- the money she'll get from Andrew is minimal because of their prenup, so any significant cash will come from Mr. X Factor himself. We're told Lauren is nervous and doesn't want to upset Simon, so she's feeling the heat. Her problem she and Andrew are at odds over custody of their 7-year-old son, and she feels she may have to give too much in order to end things and appease Simon. Although both sides have said they want to resolve the divorce amicably for the sake of their kids, we can tell you there's a lot of bad blood on both sides and it's getting really nasty.
Megan Fox is pregnant with her second child with husband Brian Austin Green, Page Six has exclusively confirmed. Fox is represented by top publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnick, who told us, “I can confirm Megan is expecting her second child with her husband Brian, they are both very happy.” Fox and Green, who married in 2010, already have a 9-month-old baby son, Noah. Fox has recently been filming “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” with “Transformers” director Michael Bay. We are told the pregnancy is in its early stages and she was able to keep the news of her pregnancy quiet on set so it didn’t interfere with her work. But Fox has said that motherhood has changed her perspective on her career. “I recognize the blessings when they come, the ultimate satisfaction for me is being with my son,” she said. “All I wanted to do my whole, whole life was have a baby and, now, I’ve finally done it. I just want to give Noah as much of myself as I can. And I want to have more kids. That is where my heart is,” she added.
No story will go untold! Weeks after Leah Remini made the decision to leave the Church of Scientology for good, the actress is already making plans to tell her side of the story in the form of a forthcoming tell-all memoir, she tells Us Weekly. "It will include my experiences, everything that's taboo to talk about," the former Talk cohost, 43, told Us at the 15th annual DesignCare event in Malibu on Saturday, July 27. Remini initially remained mostly mum following her "dramatic break" from the Church, but the King of Queens actress has now vowed to break her silence. At present, Remini is taking things a day at a time, telling Us that "happy is a relative word." "It's a time of change," she told Us. "I think the fact that my family has taken a stance and we are on a united front says a lot."
Miley Cyrus has been voted the Most Cheat-Worthy Celebrity by the guys who use AshleyMadison.com . . . a website that hooks up people who are looking to have AFFAIRS. And that means she's the celebrity that most guys would want to have an affair with. Miley took 18.6% of the vote, followed by Mila Kunis with 12.4%. About 22,000 men responded to the survey, and there's kind of an "ick factor" here above and beyond the fact that these guys are actively thinking about having affairs. Miley is 20 years old . . . and the average age of Ashley Madison users is 44.
Here's the Top 10 . . .
1. Miley Cyrus, 18.6%
2. Mila Kunis, 12.4%
3. Jennifer Lawrence, 11.6%
4. Sofia Vergara, 9.4%
5. Beyoncé, 8.1%
6. Rihanna, 7.5%
7. Katy Perry, 5.2%
8. Katie Couric, 3.8%
9. Jessica Biel, 3.2%
10. Kate Upton, 2.2%
With "Grown Ups 2", Adam Sandler has yet another poorly-reviewed movie under his belt. But you know what? He doesn't care. He says, quote, "I know what they're writing about me. I could almost write the piece for them by now. But then remember that I didn't get into movies to please the critics. I got into it to make people laugh and have fun with my friends."