Week in Celebrityville

Posted: January 27, 2014

CHILLY WINDS hit Philadelphia and many other parts of the country (we're talking to you, polar vortex), but it was warm enough in a Sunshine-y state for an illegal drag race.

Yesterday

ABC will be home to an untitled project by comedian Kevin Hart, the pride of Philadelphia, Deadline.com reported. The show will be based on Hart's life and stand-up comedy.

In more Hart news, the website reported that the comic will team up with Louis C.K. and Eric Stonestreet to voice the main characters for an 3D animated project, currently referred to as the "Untitled Pets Movie." Hart will play a bunny called "Snowball."

Thursday

Tabloid fixture Justin Bieber was arrested in Florida on suspicion of DUI and drag racing.

The Biebs told cops he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs, Miami Beach police said. The singer was allegedly hanging with Chantel Jeffries, the former girlfriend of Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, reports say.

Wednesday

Former Daily News intern and Philly-area native Bradley Cooper will play the lead role in "The Elephant Man" on Broadway this fall, Entertainment Weekly reported.

In other news on the homegrown talent front, Bill Cosby is developing a possible new sitcom for NBC, the networked confirmed. The Coz would star as the patriarch of a multigenerational family.

After reports surfaced that actor Dean McDermott cheated on wife Tori Spelling, a rep of the actor confirmed to Us Weekly that he has entered rehab. "I take full responsibility for my actions and have voluntarily checked myself into a treatment center to address some health and personal issues."

Tuesday

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blamed the extremely popular soap opera genre for the country's high crime rate, accusing them of spreading "anti-values" to young people by glamorizing violence, guns and drugs.

Monday

Hunky "Bachelor" Juan Pablo Galavis backpedaled during the weekend over some anti-gay comments he made to the website tvpage.com. The reporter asked if there should be a gay or bisexual bachelor and Juan Pablo responded, "I respect them, but honestly I don't think it's a good example for kids to watch that on TV."

Fast-forward over Twitter outrage to his Facebook page, where he said his words were "taken out of context."

Breakups

No puns here to announce that famous married musical duo The Captain and Tennille have decided to end their marriage after 39 years. Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon are known for '70s hits such as "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Do That To Me One More Time."

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