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The reality TV mogul discussed his life as a new dad with Hello! magazine saying, "I still haven’t changed a nappy, but I love being a dad." He added, "I never expected to be a father, but I love it. Eric makes me laugh. He and I communicate very well because we basically like the same things -- Scooby Doo, Disney movies, laughing at the dogs."
- Simon also revealed that he and girlfriend Lauren Silverman would love to give Eric a baby sister.
- Lauren is also mother to a nine-year-old son named Adam.
- Eric was born on Valentine's Day of last year.
ABC WANTS AMY SCHUMER ON 'THE BACHELORETTE'
ABC loved Amy Schumer's appearance on The Bachelorette this week so much that they are recruiting her to take on the title herself. The comedian's cameo inspired many tweets from fans of the show requesting that Amy be offered the gig for next season which prompted several important people to chime in.
ABC exec Robert Mills wrote, "OK here is the official offer to @amyschumer to become #TheBachelorette. Just say yes and we start tomorrow. #DraftAmy." The show's executive producer Elan Gale retweeted the message and Amy eventually responded writing, "Here I come!! #bachelorette."
- Chris Harrison admitted that he can't wait for Amy's turn as Bachelorette.
TRACY MORGAN SETTLES WITH WALMART
Tracy Morgan has reached a settlement with Walmart. According to TMZ, the comedian's attorney and Walmart's attorney announced the settlement, but did not reveal the terms of the deal. Tracy is happy with the settlement. He said in a statement, "Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families."He added, "I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably."
- Walmart also settled with two of the other passengers, Ardie Fuqua and Jeffrey Millea, and settled with the family of James McNair -- who died in the crash involving Tracy's limousine van and the Walmart 18-wheeler last summer.
NICK CANNON ISN'T INTERESTED IN FALSE RELATIONSHIPS
Nick Cannon would rather be single than to be in a relationship that isn't real. The America's Got Talent host took to Instagram on Tuesday night (May 26th) to post a cryptic message that seems to be directed at one of his ex's.
Nick wrote "If you were wondering..." as a caption for a quote which read, "Being single doesn't mean that you know nothing about love. Sometimes, being solo is wiser than being in a false relationship." He added in another post, "Immature people always want to win arguments even @ the cost of a relationship. Mature ones prefer losing an argument just to uphold a golden relationship."
- It is unclear who these posts are directed at but there is speculation that Nick meant it for model Jessica White -- the woman he has been linked to since his split from Mariah Carey.
According to Page Six, Nicole and Joel have put their five bedroom and four-and-a-half bath mansion on the market for $3.5 million. It is unclear when they first listed the house but it seems to coincide with the recent report that Nicole met with a divorce attorney to discuss the idea of ending her marriage.
- Nicole and Joel have been married since 2010. They have two children -- seven-year-old Harlow and five-year-old Sparrow/
KRIS JENNER'S 'MOMAGER' TRADEMARK IS FOR NEW LIFESTYLE BRAND: Rumors are circulating that Kris Jenner is trying to buy up the trademark for "momager" because of a new business endeavor. A source told Us Weekly, "It's the platform for a new lifestyle brand she is launching. Empowering moms/women/etc. It's the next layer for her. She's really quite genius. It will be called Momager." Kris recently commented on expanding her family's empire in a profile for the New York Times saying, "It doesn't mean that we're always looking for more or that we're greedy. There's a lot of people that have great ideas and dreams and whatnot, but unless you're willing to work really, really hard, and work for what you want, it's never going to happen. And that's what's so great about the girls. It's all about their work ethic."
LEONARDO DICAPRIO SPOTTED WITH A SELFIE STICK: Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted playing tourist in NYC on Tuesday (May 26th) using a selfie stick. The former Oscar nominee visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at Ground Zero with family and friends. Leo was recently hanging out in Cannes for the film festival where selfies were banned.
CONRAD HILTON HAS DRAMA WITH RICK SALOMON'S DAUGHTER: Paris Hilton's brother Conrad is in more legal trouble. The 21-year-old has been ordered to stay at least 100 years away from Hunter Salomon -- daughter of Rick Salomon and actress E.G. Daily -- as well as her entire family. Hunter admits that she dated Conrad a few years ago but claims that he has since become obsessed with her and threatened to hurt himself if he can't spend time with her. Hunter's father Rick was Paris' partner in her best-selling sex tape.
GEORGE CLOONEY WON'T DYE HIS SALT AND PEPPER HAIR: George Clooney refuses to dye his hair because he is embracing the aging process. He explained to the BBC, "You have to come to terms with getting older and not trying to fight it. I'm a big believer in the idea that you can't try to look younger. You just have to try to look the best you can at the age you are." George celebrated his 54th birthday earlier this month.
COURTNEY STODDEN'S MOTHER RESIGNS AS HER MANAGER: Courtney Stodden's mother, Krista Keller, is no longer guiding her career as manager. She revealed to Fox411 that she resigned from the job over "creative differences." Krista added, "It's very disappointing because I felt that things were not being done the way I felt they should be done. I think there was interference there and not in the best interest of her career. I'm not putting people down, I'm just saying I wish things would have gone differently in the last 6 months in her career and as far as the decision making, I feel as the manager, I should have been respected and listened to." Krista's departure comes less than a month after the release of Courtney's solo sex tape.
MILEY CYRUS HELPS GET 'GRACE AND FRANKIE' RENEWED: Netflix has renewed the comedy series Grace and Frankie for a second season thanks to the support of Miley Cyrus. Co-creator Marta Kauffman said in a statement, "Let me say, it's so awesome to do a show on Netflix. "Because two and a half weeks after we launched, Miley Cyrus does a Tweet about your show, and they call and say, 'We'd like to do a season two.' So yes, there is a season two. We have Ted Sarandos and Miley to thank." Miley tweeted over the weekend, "I found my show! #GraceandFrankie On a bender! Jane & Lily are so bad a$$!"
TLC RUMORED TO LAUNCHING '19 KIDS AND COUNTING' SPINOFF: TLC is reportedly looking to keep the Duggar gravy train rolling on with a spinoff. The new show will apparently shift away from focusing on the larger family and follow newlyweds Jill and Derick Dillard as well as Jessa and Ben Seewald. A source told People, "The show had begun to focus more and more on the next generation of Duggars, anyway -- mainly Jill and Jessa and their marriages and babies,. That's when the show got its highest ratings." The network has not addressed the rumors.
BIG NAME ACTRESSES BEING COURTED FOR 'FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM': Warner Bros. is reportedly looking at several big name actresses to fill the female lead roles in the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. According to The Wrap, Saoirse Ronan and Dakota Fanning are a couple of the names being considered for the role a Tina while Kate Upton, Katherine Waterston, and Elizabeth Debicki are being eyed to play Tina's sister Queenie. Eddie Redmayne is attached to star as Newt Scamander. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will hit theaters on November 18th, 2016.
TILDA SWINTON MAY JOIN 'DOCTOR STRANGE': Tilda Swinton is negotiating a deal to appear alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel's Doctor Strange. She would be playing the role of The Ancient One -- a Tibetan sage who mentors Benedict's character, Dr. Stephen Strange. The film is being directed by Scott Derrickson and will be released on November 4th, 2016.
'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK' STAR IS HEADING TO BROADWAY: Taystee is heading to Broadway. Orange is the New Black star Danielle Brooks has landed the role of Sofia in the revival of The Color Purple. The show also stars Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo. Oprah played Sofia in the film version. The Color Purple will kick off preview performances on November 9th.
MAMA JUNE SHANNON CONTINUES TO SLAM TLC
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Mama June Shannon is still pissed at TLC even though they pulled 19 Kids and Counting from the air. June explains why she has threatened to sue the network in a new interview with Extra.
June says, "I didn't even do anything. It was just speculation over, like, rumors. I never dated the guy, I never touched my kid -- I think that's disgusting. And our show was canceled immediately...It wasn't no break with us. It was like, seven hours after the news broke, canceled! I'm not mad because they canceled our show -- that's not what I'm mad about. But I believe it's a double standard, that they're gonna cancel our show because of rumors and stuff, but they're not gonna cancel their show. And he did a whole lot more horrendous stuff than I would've ever thought about with my children. That's just crazy." She adds, "In the long run, I look at it this way. If you're gonna take away one family's income 'cause of speculation and rumors, and I didn't even touch or molest anybody...and you're gonna blackball me and take away from my children's future, but you're not gonna take away from their family? Come on, now, get your priorities straight."
- TLC cut ties with June and her family over photos that surfaced of the matriarch spending time with her ex-boyfriend -- a convicted child molester.
- The network has pulled episodes of 19 Kids and Counting but has not officially axed the show even though cast member Josh Duggar admitted to having inappropriate contact with several young girls including a few of his siblings.
- The Duggar's show was pulling in high ratings for TLC prior to it getting pulled whereas Here Comes Honey Boo Boo had slipped from previous seasons.