Sideshow: Will Rob Lowe replace Regis?

Posted: January 07, 2012

Robe Lowe charmed the pants off audiences as Kelly Ripa's cohost this week on Live With Kelly - and ABC suits want to hire him as Regis Philbin's permanent replacement, claims TMZ.

No charges for Russell

The Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office says it has no plans to charge director David O. Russell (The Fighter) for fondling the breasts of his transgender nephew, Nicholas Peloquin, during a gym workout on Dec. 30. Peloquin, who is undergoing hormone treatment to grow breasts, denies Russell's claims that the incident was consensual. Russell says he simply wanted to learn more about the gender-reassignment process.

Nick Cannon recovers

Nick Cannon, who is recuperating in an L.A. hospital from "mild kidney failure," "is in stable condition with a good prognosis," his wife, Mariah Carey, tweeted on Friday. "Hopefully he'll be discharged within 2 days." The couple say the kidney malfunction was triggered by a bad case of the flu.

Van Halen CD & tour!

The reunited Van Halen, with David Lee Roth out front, have announced that A Different Kind Of Truth, the band's first album with Roth since '84, is due Feb. 12. Their 44-city North American tour will    hit the Wells Fargo Center on March 5 and Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on March 24. Tix go on sale Jan. 14 for the Philly date; they're TBA for the AC show.

- Dan DeLuca

Amanda Seyfried is single

Amanda Seyfried isn't ready to settle down just yet.

The awkward-nerdy-girl-turned-mega-sex-symbol has shed her latest wooer, real estate exec Andrew Joblon, after just four months, says Life & Style Weekly. "They still talk," a Source tells the mag.

Love, the celeb way

Sienna Miller, 30, and beau and fellow Brit thesp Tom Sturridge are expecting a baby, says Us Weekly. Sienna (Factory Girl) hooked up with Tom in February after briefly reprising her once-epic romance with ex-bf Jude Law.

Us Weekly reveals that R&B crooner Eric Benét and his wife of five months, Manuela Testolini, welcomed their first child, Lucia Bella Testolini Jordan, on Dec. 21 in L.A.

Jennifer Lopez, 42, reportedly peeved ex-hub Marc Anthony no end by picking a tender lad of 24, dancer Casper Smart, as her rebound man. Well, Marc, 43, is getting his own back: On Friday he posted on Facebook a photo of himself lip-locked with his very own 24-year-old rebound date, Shannon de Lima. Ain't love grand?

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