Perhaps owing to less-than-stellar reactions to her Bounty Hunter performance, Jennifer Aniston is taking a break from acting, to direct. Trudie Styler missed the Tribeca premiere of Wake Up, the documentary she co-produced, because she was stuck in Europe, so & Kumar’s Kal Penn was held up at gunpoint in D.C. Mariah Carey has downscaled her backstage requests on tour. Instead of demanding the bottles of Cristal and “bendy straws” that she once asked for, all she now requires are $200 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon. And she and Nick Cannon are going to tie the knot for a third time. Four months after getting engaged, Tara Reid called off her wedding. The Jonas Brothers announced to Radio Disney that they’re going on tour again. That’s a relief. And Glee’s Cory Montieth thought the show’s producers cast him by mistake.
Larry King’s sons’ Little League coach claims he’s been sleeping with King’s estranged wife since 2007. Many times, in Larry’s bed — and you know that thing has vibrate settings. Heidi Montag changed her mind about suing Hills creator Adam DeVillo for alleged sexual harassment. Sandra Bullock was spotted without her wedding ring. Mel Gibson’s ex spoke of their breakup, “I can tell you that we have split up, suddenly and recently. Unfortunately, I cannot give you the reason. But you will find out everything quite soon.” Mary-Louise Parker is dating rocker Charlie Mars and helped him launch his new video with a party at the Cooper Square Hotel. And Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin snuck into Mary Poppins on Broadway with their kids, along with Christy Turlington, Edward Burns, and their children. Paltrow’s also rumored to be taking over Catherine Zeta-Jones’s role in A Little Night Music.
Julie Chen and former Roseanne star Sara Gilbert are joining forces on a new CBS show to rival The View. Other hosts in the running are Bethenny Frankel and Lisa Rinna. The Octomom told Oprah she feels guilty for birthing so many kids. Christina Aguilera says she’s “more sexual” now that she’s a mother. Isla Fisher (a.k.a. Mrs. Sacha Baron Cohen) is looking rather preggers. Jessica Simpson headed to a photo shoot at Chelsea Piers with her hairstylist–co-star–BFF Ken Paves. And speaking of blondes who are proud of their curves, Scarlett Johansson tells In Style that she’s a homebody at heart. “You’re not going to find me at 4 a.m. hitting up the club, bottle full of bub … Maybe on a rare occasion. But I’ve just never been much of a clubby, nightlife kind of person. I’m not a social butterfly. I’ve never been part of a scandal that was really juicy.”