'Growing Pains' stars grow apart
Once upon a time, Tracey Gold and Kirk Cameron were costars on Growing Pains. Now, she sees Kirk as a pain. Kirk, you see, is a devout evangelical Christian, and he went on Piers Morgan's show on CNN Friday and said he thought homosexuality was "unnatural . . . detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization." (He's also taken tilts at Stephen Hawking and John Lennon.) Tracey revved up her Twitter account and tweeted: "I am a strong supporter of the #LGBT Community, and I believe in equal rights for all. #NOH8 #LOVE." Morgan has called Cameron "brave" for saying what he did. Smart, he didn't call it.
Stars shine for gay marriage
It's a cinch Cameron would have disliked the all-star benefit reading of the Dustin Lance Black drama 8 (about the fight over California's Proposition 8, banning gay marriage) Saturday night in L.A. What a cast: Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Chris Colfer, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kevin Bacon. Openly gay George Takei and Jane Lynch did a tweak and played antigay activists. You can watch the whole event, directed by Rob Reiner, here: http://bit.ly/zoKcYy
The impossibly gorgeous Vanessa Minnillo will bring new life to the world if all goes well, thanks to her husband, the impossibly gorgeous Nick Lachey, who blabbed it all over the place to Kelly Ripa on ABC's Kelly Live! Monday. That baby, by rights, ought to be byoooootiful.
That most modern of crime waves, the stealing of self-snapshots off celebrity smartphones and splashing them all over the Web, goes on unabated. Latest victims: Olivia Munn and Christina Hendricks (the marvelous she of Mad Men). Olivia's allegedly nude form allegedly appeared on the Web this weekend, and a busty bust said to be Hendricks' appeared also. Munn and Hendricks, however, say that, although their cellphones were indeed recently hacked, the bodily depictions on the Web aren't theirs.
Other hackees include Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Blake Lively, and Scarlett Johansson.
You have to love that Jermaine Jackson. The man will and does say anything. Some of it may even be true. RadarOnline and the Sun of London say Jermaine claims to have had a long-running affair with Whitney Houston. This was in the 1980s, when his career and marriage were both in existence. It began in 1984 and ended in 1985, when Jermaine refused to leave his wife for Houston.
Give it back
New Jersey Nets b'baller Kris Humphries, for one brief shining moment the lawfully wedded husband of Kim Kardashian, wants his erstwhile wife to return the wedding gifts. TMZ cites an NBA source as saying Kris is firm in his demand, no matter that Kim gave twice the value of the gifts to charity. His view is that she never really meant to make a go of the marriage. Not so, not so, says Kim, who insists that her heart was broken when everything fell apart.
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