Well, can't say no one saw this coming: vaccination expert Jenny McCarthy is not at all popular with viewers of The View; her job is reportedly in jeopardy because "her big mouth is making viewers tune out." WHAT? YOU DON'T SAY!
According to a production source, McCarthy is even more unpopular among viewers than the very polarizing Elisabeth Hasselbeck was during her View tenure. Although the source is unsure whether McCarthy's deal is for one year or two, "if Barbara wants her out, they will buy out her contract." And so it is. [Radar]
The Girl Who Didn't Go to Paris Lauren Conrad is engaged to William Tell — this William Tell is not the 15th century folk hero, but someone even better: he's the former "rhythm guitarist" of the band Something Corporate. This union is the best thing to happen to the year 2006 since 2006.
L.C. celebrated the upcoming nuptials by posting smiley faces all over social media and also by promising to share more wedding content on her blog (her blog is sort of like what would happen if GOOP.com were mysteriously covered in pictures of Lauren Conrad).
Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart have opened up about their beautiful and tender friendship, and it's so sweet. In an interview with CBS' Leslie Stahl, McKellan said, "We are the same actor, really. We've had the same career, really. So we're peers. We're equals. We're not rivals."
They also talked about the end of Waiting for Godot, which they starred in together, and oh my god they're so lovely:
STEWART: The curtain came down on our last performance, and he went into the wings and sat on some stone steps and sobbed, heartbroken that it was over.
MCKELLAN: Yes, I was heartbroken. And then we were going to say goodbye to each other. You were going off to do other things and I just felt I would never be as happy again.
I love this friendship more than any friendship I have ever participated in. [HuffPo]
- According to the Internet, Kris Jenner wants to arrange a marriage between Drake and her daughter Khloe Kardashian, which a rep says is "absolutely not true." And so the world continues to hurtle around the run. [Bossip]
- Robin Thicke says that his upbeat, rapey summer dance hit "Blurred Lines" is actually about his wife: "I wrote it about my wife. She's my good girl. And I know she wants it because we've been together for 20 years." This makes it even worse, obviously. [FishWrapper]
- Kate Middleton and Prince William have chosen three commoners to be godparents to Prince George. This is exciting news because it shows that people still sincerely use the term "commoners." [NY Daily News]
- Daniel Radcliffe has written something about how people will always associate him with Harry Potter, and it's pretty unexciting but oh well. [NY Daily News]
- Lance Bass says the worst rumor to ever go around about him was that he was "banned" from having sex for 2 years when he was 17. How does one even institute a Lance Bass Sex Ban? We'll never know. [Gossip Cop]
- James Franco spoke about his film adaptation of As I Lay Dying, which is a sentence I never wanted to have to write. [EW]
- Good morning from Ke$ha's butt. [ONTD]
- Cher's new single is a Miley Cyrus cover??? From the movie The Last Song??? I am so confused. [ONTD]
- Jay Z rode the London Tube to his performance at the O2 arena, along with Chris Martin and Timbaland. [HuffPo]
- Lady Gaga is reportedly locked in a bidding war with Michael Jackson's estate; both are trying to obtain some graphic and horrific photos of a scalp injury Jackson suffered in 1984 that was said to have started his drug addiction. Why does Lady Gaga want them? Why does Lady Gaga want anything? [ONTD]
- Kurt Cobain's ex-girlfriend Mary Lou Lord went on a bizarre Facebook rant (the preferred medium of the 21st century, I guess) in which she accused Courtney Love of killing her own pets. Okay. [ONTD]
- Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner both have extremely low Q scores right now. Can you believe it? [Radar]