The 10-episode series will follow the women as they establish their own lives apart from their famous exes.
Dept. of Apologies
Robert De Niro says he meant no offense when he joked at a presidential fundraiser featuring Michelle Obama that America might not be ready for a white first lady.
"My remarks, although spoken with satirical jest, were not meant to oNffend or embarrass anyone - especially the first lady," De Niro said in a statement.
The joke drew criticism Tuesday from Newt Gingrich, who said the racial reference to the Republican candidates' wives was "inexcusable" and demanded an apology from President Barack Obama.
Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer rode up to the Alabama Statehouse in a pink limousine Wednesday and 400 people turned out to welcome her, including the band from her alma mater, Jefferson Davis High School.
Spencer, who won this year's best supporting actress Oscar for her performance as a maid in "The Help," was born in Montgomery, Ala., the capital city. She told the crowd she'd do whatever she could to see that more movies are made in Alabama, as "The Help" was.
? Madonna's first tour in Russia drew the ire of orthodox Christian activists. Now she vows to defy a new law against promoting homosexuality when she performs in President-elect Vladimir Putin's hometown in August.
"I will come to St. Petersburg to speak up for the gay community and to give strength and inspiration to anyone who is or fells oppressed," the pop star said by email late Tuesday. "I'm a freedom fighter."
The law, signed March 7 by St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, a Putin ally and former KGB officer, bans lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered "propaganda" that could give minors "the false perception that traditional and nontraditional relationships are socially equal."
Madonna plans to return to Russia for the third time with a concert in Moscow on Aug. 7, followed two days later by St. Petersburg. Tickets for both performances range from 1,500 rubles ($51) to 50,000 rubles apiece, according to PMI Corp. and Euro Entertainment, the organizers of the events.
"I don't run away from adversity," Madonna, who has used her fame to support gay rights, said in the email. "I will speak during my show about this ridiculous atrocity."
Sitch in rehab?
Perennially topless cuddly Jersey Shore teddy bear star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, who seems to spend the entire time he's on camera drinking, bellowing and bleating, has checked into rehab for substance abuse, reports TMZ. Or has he?
The Situation's pr rep tells Entertainment Weekly, the professional partier and sometime clothing company spokesperson simply is resting up.
Sitch, the rep says, "has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule."
The rep confirms that Sitch will be back for Jersey Shore's highly-anticipated sixth season, which will have the gang party, have sex, eat, suntan, get high to do their laundry, party, have sex, eat, suntan, get high to do their laundry, party, have sex â¦ just as they did in Seasons 1 through 5.
Is Sitch really getting a mud bath, organic fruit facials and Shiatsu massages in some exclusive spa as his rep suggests, or is he learning about the 12 Steps in some exclusive rehab-spa?
TMZ is sticking to its story.
The gossip outlet cites an anonymous insider who says the reality star has shown signs of serious substance abuse and that "he was getting worse" as the fifth season progressed.
He hit rock bottom, TMZ says, at a recent beach party.
- Tirdad Derakhshani