Grapevine: TLC drops ‘Honey Boo Boo’
Mommy boo boo
Being associated with a sex offender is heck on your career. Just ask June Shannon, 35, who learned Friday that TLC is killing the hit series starring Shannon and her four daughters, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” which premiered in 2012. “TLC ended all activities around the series, effective immediately,” the network told People magazine. “Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority.” For the record, Shannon strenuously denies dating Mark McDaniel, 53, who was convicted of aggravated child molestation and did time in the big house in 2004. “It isnt true i promise,” Shannon wrote on Facebook. “My kids r #1 priority over anything else.”
No sooner had Gwyneth Paltrow, 42, “consciously uncoupled” from Coldplay hubby Chris Martin, 42, than she apparently re-coupled with “American Horror Story” producer Brad Falchuk, 43. The two are “openly dating, but behind closed doors,” an unnamed Hollywood source told Page Six, adding that entertainment VIPs know them as a couple. “They go to private Hollywood parties together.” That said, Paltrow and Martin appear to be the friendliest of exes. They were spotted Wednesday on a family dinner in Los Angeles with their two kids, Apple, 10, and Moses, 8. Paltrow stroked Martin’s cheek when they parted.
It’s been 10 months since the youngest member of the Kardashian franchise, Khloe Kardashian, 30, filed for divorce from former LA Lakers star Lamar Odom, 34. But the 6-foot, 10-inch forward has yet to make any response. Indeed, Odom appears to have vanished. “He needs to sign papers and he won’t,” a source close to the Kardashians tells People. “He disappears here and there, and she can’t find him. She just wants to move on.” Still, Khloe has an escape hatch under the law. She can file a Request to Enter a Default, used when one spouse is unresponsive or can’t be found, and still win her divorce. With no kids in the picture, a California divorce attorney told People, “One person can’t stop the other from getting the divorce just by not showing up.”
Can we stop now?
Former Police front-man Sting, 63, once made an offhand remark about loving to have “seven hours of tantric sex,” a comment that’s dogged him throughout his career. In a recent interview tied to the Bravo series “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” the ageing rock star was asked about it yet again. “Seven hours includes movie and dinner,” Sting quipped, according to London’s Daily Mail, drawing a huge laugh from the studio audience.
Dr. Oz disses Ebola
Oprah’s favorite cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. (Mehmet) Oz, thinks we should all just calm down about Ebola. The virus, he insists, isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. “At its very core, Ebola is a dumb virus,” Page Six reports the 54-year-old said “What I mean by that is that it’s not very smart; it doesn’t spread well. A smart virus doesn’t kill its host. This version of this virus is not what’s going to be a pandemic.” Now don’t you all feel better?
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