After nine years of sittin’ around a table, saying cringe-inducing things and creating awkward moments, Star Jones Reynolds is leaving “The View” in July.
“Something’s been on my heart for a little bit, and after much prayer and counsel I feel like this is the right time to tell you that the show is moving in another direction for its 10th season and I will not be returning as co-host next year,” Reynolds announced on the show Tuesday morning.
Of course, this news should surprise no one. Starting in April, when it was revealed that Meredith Vieira was leaving to replace Katie Couric on “Today,” and that Rosie O’Donnell would be replacing Vieira, gossip hounds have been barking that there wouldn’t be room on the chatfest for O’Donnell and Reynolds and that Reynolds would be leaving faster than you can say, “Debbie Matenopoulos.”
During her on-air announcement, Reynolds made it sound like she was just moving on to greener pastures, but the truth is she didn’t have a choice.
“What you don’t know is that my contract was not renewed for the 10th season,” Reynolds told People magazine. “I feel like I was fired.”
Reynolds said she learned that her contract would not be picked up just a few days before it was announced that O’Donnell would be joining the show.
Axl’s Stockholm syndrome
Looks like Axl Rose is a leg man.
The Guns N’ Roses frontman was arrested early Tuesday in Stockholm after biting a hotel security guard’s leg. Apparently, the guard stepped in when an allegedly intoxicated Rose and a woman got into a heated argument in the bar at the Berns Hotel.
Rose may be chillin’ in a jail cell until Friday, and prosecutors may decide to ask a court to remand him in custody, police spokeswoman Towe Hagg told The Associated Press.
A police officer told the local newspaper, Aftonbladet, that Rose was “aggressive and acting out” after his arrest. In fact, Rose was too drunk to talk to police.
“He was deemed too intoxicated to be questioned right away,” Hagg said.
If convicted of violent conduct, the singer could face up to four years in prison.
Rose and the band he calls Guns N’ Roses, even though it features no original members except for himself, performed Monday night at the Stockholm’s Globe Arena and were scheduled to rock in Norway’s capital Oslo today.
Naomi phones it in
Speaking of arrests, phone-chuckin’ supermodel Naomi Campbell may get a plea bargainin her assault case. Appearing in a Manhattan court Tuesday, the defense and prosecutors told the judge that a plea deal is in the works, and the judge ordered everyone to return in September, according to The Associated Press.
The 36-year-old model was arrested in March after she reached out and touched her one of her employees with her cell phone because of a missing pair of jeans.
Campbell says the charges are false, but Ana Scolavino, who worked as a housekeeper for Campbell, was treated at a hospital for a head injury after the incident.
Of course, this is not Campbell’s first foray into alleged employee abuse. In 2003, a personal assistant filed a lawsuit after Campbell threw a phone at her. In 2004, another employee accused Campbell of slapping her.
And let us not forget the abuse Campbell inflicts on an undeserving public with her attempts to have an acting career in such movies as “Trippin’” and “Cool As Ice.”
No work could lead to Demi getting a little work done
Unlike most actresses who claim they would never get plastic surgery (only to do it on the sly), Demi Moore says she wouldn’t think twice about going under the knife.
“I have no problem with enhancing one’s looks or fixing something that’s changed,” the 43-year-old actress told The Daily Mirror.
Mrs. Ashton Kutcher says Hollywood has no idea what to do with actresses in their 40s, so she’s been working less.
“It almost got to the point where I felt like, ‘Well, they don’t know what to do with me. I am flawed. I’m not 20. Not 30. But I’m certainly different from what most people feel someone in her 40s should be,’” said Moore, whose last role was in 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.”