Yes! As that (hopefully) informative headline suggests, Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers is considered the favorite to replace Regis Philbin, who retired last November, as Kelly Ripa's co-host on the morning talk-show institution Live! this fall. And it gets weirder: Showbiz411 reports that if Meyers were to get the gig, he'd have to triumph over both NFLer turned TV personality Michael Strahan and elder-lady-beloved crooner Josh Groban. What a lineup.
Kim K and Kanye: The couple went to Cannes together and "caught up, wandering the streets until 7 A.M., cherishing quiet time before the inevitable flashbulb frenzy at that evening premiere of West's short film, Cruel Summer." Fighting the rumors that their relationship is just a publicity stunt, friends say they "are the real deal." Kanye is "playing for keeps. He waited for Kim. He knows they're meant to be." She comforted his anxiety over the response to his film, while "he kept brushing her cheek and kissing her." While Kanye has gotten Kim to dress "more chic, with his advice," Kim's effect is that she's "making him gentler. He isn't so intense now." Why hate? They're perfect for each other.
Sean Penn: "I am constantly embarrassed by my own personality."
Kelly Ripa: "Going to Fiji is not marriage. Going to Costco is marriage."
James Franco's Commencement Speech: "Spread your eggs. Don't like eggs? Too bad."
Home Alone and Harry Potter director Chris Columbus will direct CBS’s reboot of The Rifleman, the 1958 Western about a hero Civil War sharpshooter with a dark past who moves to the uncharted New Mexico area to raise his son and do some crime fighting. Amazingly, one of the original show’s producers -- Arthur Gardner, who is now 101 -- is executive producing the reboot, along with his son Steven. When reached for comment on the project, Columbus said, “This is it! This is the one that’ll make me the most famous Christopher Columbus that ever lived!” Grade: B- [Deadline]
It’s hard to imagine that just anything could have caused actor Kal Penn to leave his very-serious-sounding gig as associate director in President Obama’s Office of Public Engagement. After all, Penn had proven his political backbone when he chose the White House over House. But it’s not every day one gets to pump shotgun shells into Santa Claus and hotbox a baby — and so when the script for A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas showed up in Penn’s .gov e-mail account, it was sayonara Public Engagement, hello again, public endangerment.