Actor Alec Baldwin claims he was kicked off a plane for playing an online game before the flight took off. The 30 Rock star says he was asked to leave a Los Angeles-New York American Airlines flight for playing Words with Friends on his iPad device while the plane was still at the gate. Alec quickly took to his Twitter page to complain that an attendant ‘reamed me out’ for playing the game. The 53-year-old wrote: “Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. No wonder america air is bankrupt.” Alec eventually caught a later flight, but vowed it would be his last with the company and blasted cabin crew members, calling them ‘retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950s’. Air passengers are told to shut down electronic devices before take-off and landing. It is not known whether Baldwin had refused an instruction to stop playing the game.
Real Housewives star Taylor Armstrong is to release a tell-all book next year. The book will reveal all about her unhappy marriage to now-deceased husband Russell. Armstrong will detail the domestic abuse that she suffered, along with photos of her battered face. Russell committed suicide on August 15, just one month after Taylor filed for divorce. Sources claim the 40-year-old reality TV star hopes the book will help her out of her bleak financial situation. A source told RadarOnline.com: “It’s no secret that Taylor’s been strapped for cash since Russell died, and since she hasn’t received the advance on her book yet, a few of the Housewives have been helping her out financially.” Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within is set for a February 2012 release.
Actress Tori Spelling has forgiven her husband Dean McDermott after he accidentally posted a topless photo of her on his Twitter page. The 38-year-old told CNN that though she was ‘devastated’ at first, she knows it was an accident. She said: “But it’s like, what am I going to do? I am a mum, I was nursing my baby. “[Dean] was so devastated about it that I couldn’t be mad. I mean it was genuinely an accident.” Despite it being embarrassing, the reality star saw the bright side and was glad that at least her breasts were in top form. Tori added: “If you are ever going to have someone tweet a picture of your boobs, I would rather it happen now than any other time because when you are nursing, your boobs look better than ever, bold [and] beautiful. I just had my nipples insured, so yeah, it’s good.” Dean tweeted a picture of their son Liam earlier this month, and didn’t realise that Spelling was in the background with her breasts exposed.
Reality star Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant with baby number two. The 32-year-old has revealed that she is nine weeks into her second pregnancy. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and partner Scott Disick, 28, already have a son Mason, who is nearly two. In a statement to E! Kourtney said: “Scott and I are so excited to announce that we are expecting our second child and are thrilled to be expanding the love in our family.” The older sibling of Kim, 31, and Khloe, 27, first revealed the news in this week’s issue of Us Weekly. Kardashian said that she woke Scott up at seven o’clock after taking a positive pregnancy test to tell him the news. She told the magazine: “Now I’m nine weeks along. You’re supposed to wait 12 weeks to tell people, but I feel confident.” Disick added: “It wasn’t like we weren’t trying. We kind of just said, ‘If it’s meant to be, it’ll be.’”
The house where Hollywood stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck penned the script for Good Will Hunting is up for sale. The two actors rented the Los Angeles home in the early 1990s — during which time they wrote the script for the Oscar-winning movie. The film, which featured an all-star cast including Robin Williams, Minnie Driver, and Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd, catapulted Damon and Affleck to fame after its 1997 release. The 2,187sq ft former farmhouse is listed for sale at $779,000 by LA real estate agent Michael Locke of Locke + Partners. “At the time, they paid $2,000 per month in rent,” reveals Locke. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom house was originally part of a 19th-century hilltop farm, but was subsequently revamped by owner Albert Braasch, who bought it in the 1920s. Braasch subdivided the land and commissioned local architect Jean L Egasse to create a “French-cum-Nordic” theme for the property. “Albert’s wife, Constance was a music teacher and artist,” adds Locke. “She added her own touches with fanciful wall sculptures and murals, some of which are still intact.”
Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria has said she was “very lucky” to find love again following her divorce from NBA star Tony Parker. The 36-year-old actress has been dating Penélope Cruz’s younger brother, Eduardo, 26, since last winter. In an interview with Spanish Vanity Fair magazine, she said: “Love did not work with that person. But it can work with another. “The only thing I will say is, I was very lucky to find Edu.” The former Dragnet star filed for divorce from Parker last November after three years of marriage. But despite their split, she says she still believes in the power of love. She said: “There’s a reason I fell in love and got married. I believed in it. “Supposedly I should be angry, resentful and disillusioned about relationships. But I’m not.”
Kim Kardashian fans got to see the reality star’s short-lived marriage to Kris Humphries begin to unravel on last night’s series premiere of Kourtney & Kim Take New York. The couple, who wed in a lavish ceremony in August, begin married life by sharing a suite in New York’s Gansevoort Hotel with Kardashian’s 32-year-old sister Kourtney, her partner Scott Disick and their baby Mason — an arrangement that quickly turns sour. Signs that there are problems in the marriage include the 26-year-old basketball star losing his temper when he walks in on his new wife and Kourtney doing yoga with a naked instructor; the couple fighting over cleanliness — Kardashian is a “neat freak”, while her new hubby keeps leaving his clothes everywhere; and Humphries showing Kardashian that he doesn’t have much respect for her career. And during a post-wedding celebration in New York club Capitale, Humphries refuses to do any press and when told it’s time for them to cut their welcome cake, he tells the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star: “You care about that. I don’t give a f***.”
Grey’s Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo attended an event to help former foster children learn how to cook a Thanksgiving meal. The 42-year-old took part in the Alliance for Children’s Rights annual holiday programme, which helps teenagers who grew up in care. Last week, Ellen joined 50 youngsters at the Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Los Angeles where they learned culinary techniques.
Michael Lohan has been rushed to hospital and was due to undergo life-saving heart surgery today (fri), according to US reports. Friends of actress Lindsay Lohan’s dad told Radaronline.com that he was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers, on Thursday night – the night of America’s Thanksgiving holiday – after falling ill at his nearby rehab centre. The 51-year-old’s blood pressure spiked and an ambulance was called, according to pal Tom Murro. He added that Lohan had a stent inserted into an artery coming from his heart – a procedure called an angioplasty – to correct a problem with diminished blood flow. He had entered the treatment facility for a court-ordered anger management programme on Monday. Lohan, who has a history of heart problems, is expected to return to rehab as soon as he is medically stable.
Iraq war veteran JR Martinez has won the 13th series of US programme Dancing with the Stars. The 28-year-old, who appeared on soap opera All My Children, beat reality star Rob Kardashian and his partner Cheryl Burke to scoop the trophy with Karina Smirnoff. After hearing the news, Martinez said: “First and foremost, I want to thank everybody who voted for us for 10 weeks. Thank you America for believing in us.” He then paid tribute to his professional dance partner Karina, who was experiencing her first victory on the show. He added: “You are amazing, and I’m so grateful that I was able to be part of your first mirror ball trophy.” Earlier in the night, Ricki Lake and Derek Hough were eliminated after the first round, despite winning an additional 30 points and topping the leader board with the judges’ scores. Despite her disappointment, Lake said: “I’ve loved basically every minute of this. I’ve done something that I really didn’t think I could do and for someone who is a middle-aged mum, I hope I made my children proud, my fiance and my family.”