KATE WINSLET DIVORCE! According to TMZ, Kate Winslet and her director husband, Sam Mendes, have split up. The pair has two children together and married back in 2003. This will be Winslet’s second divorce. She was married to director Jim Threapleton from 1998 to 2001.
GOSSELIN A DIVA? According to the New York Post, Kate Gosselin is acting a little “diva-ish” on the set of Dancing With the Stars. The outlet reports that the former reality show star has been ignoring the other celeb contestants on the set. The ABC dancing competition begins this Monday.
BECKHAM OUT OF WORLD CUP! Soccer player and dreamboat David Beckham will not participate in the World Cup tournament this year. Beckham just had surgery to treat a torn Achilles tendon and doctors think the athlete won’t be able to full-out run for another four or five months. Hit up www.SoccerNet.ESPN.go.com for more.
KARA THANKS HER BIKINI MOMENT! Kara DioGuardi sat down with Women’s Health magazine and told the outlet that performing onstage in a bikini during last season’s American Idol finale saved her job. The judge told the mag that she was glad she did the stunt because it let fans see her personable and kooky side and in turn America liked her more. Learn more over at www.People.com or pick up the April edition of Women’s Health.
MIKE TYSON REALITY SHOW! This may seem like a prank story, but according to the New York Post, Mike Tyson is going to star in a new TV series about bird racing. According to the media outlet, the former heavyweight champion has owned pigeons his whole life and loves to race them. The series will be called Take on Tyson and will air on the Animal Planet network early next year.
WEIGHT LOSS NEWS! According to TMZ, a weight loss company called Acai Supply is trying to get Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe to lose weight with their product. The company’s CEO wrote a letter to Gabby, asking her to become a spokesperson for their product. Neither Sidibe nor her rep could be reached for comment.
CELEB IN DEBT! Crossing Jordan and RoboCop actor Miguel Ferrer - who also happens to be George Clooney’s cousin - is in debt. Ferrer took out a loan for 150-thousand dollars this past April, missed some of his monthly payments and now the bank is demanding the remaining balance for the loan, which works out to be 139-thousand dollars. Check out www.TMZ.com for more.
CLOONEY’S GIRLFRIEND TO ACT! George Clooney’s girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, has gotten a TV gig. The Italian actress will be a guest star on five episodes of TNT’s show Leverage. The third season of the series, which stars Timothy Hutton, will air this summer. Learn more at www.People.com.
GLAAD MEDIA WINNERS! Cynthia Nixon, Joy Behar, and the TV shows Brothers & Sisters and Parks and Recreation all won big at the GLAAD Media Awards this past weekend. To see the full list of media award winners from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, head over to www.GLAAD.org.
HEADING TO BROADWAY! Ugly Betty actress Vanessa Williams has landed a role in the Broadway production Sondheim on Sondheim, which is a musical review of Stephen Sondheim’s music. The show begins this Friday and runs through June 13th. Hit up www.RoundAboutTheatre.org for more.
PHELPS NEWS! Did you forget about Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Michael Phelps? Well, here’s a little update on the athlete. Phelps is still out there living his life and took in Jay-Z’s concert at the Borgata in Atlantic City this past weekend. Sources told the New York Daily News that the athlete was acting laidback all night, both while hanging at the show and during the after party.