Today in celebrity gossip: The star of CBS's new series Reckless does not care for Benjamin McKenzie or Misha Barton, Sharon Stone does not appreciate rumors that she's dating Antonio Banderas, and Robert De Niro seems chill.
Among the many things that unite us as members of the human race, surely a common contempt for our co-workers ranks pretty high. Whether it's Sheila constantly breathing down your neck in the Sears gift wrap department where you work, or it's your unfunny office manager Matthew (never Matt) berating you in Comic Sans via email about whatever the f*ck, the fact is that there's always at least one awful co-worker that ruins our day on a consistent basis. If you're actor Cam Gigandet (Burlesque, The Roommate, Never Back Down, The O.C., Twilight, Priest, Pandorum, The Unborn, Easy A, Trespass) then you reeeally hate your former co-workers from the cast of The O.C. While promoting his new, doomed CBS series Reckless (come on, it's premiering in the summer?), Gigandet spoke to Elle and even NAMED NAMES. "Ben McKenzie was kind of mean to me. I hadn’t done anything at that point and he was a little bit of an ass. But I love him, he’s a great actor." And what about noted lonely person Misha Barton? "I don’t even have memories of her." Reader, at this point your pulse is pounding because it's like, he better not trash talk Adam Brody! But don't worry, Cam Gigandet does not trash talk Adam Brody specifically. He does, however, go on to write off that entire experience:
But the things I remember now—none of them are good. It was only the third or fourth season. Those kids were f–king miserable. They were just—they would not remember their lines on purpose.
But to be fair, Cam Gigandet does not seem to have the best skills at maintaining friendships. "I don’t talk to anyone I’ve ever worked with." Not even Sean Faris? Not even Sean Faris? Okay, Cam Gigandet, you might show up in tons of terrific B-movies and wear shirts in none of them, but at some point the problem is you. Call up Sean Faris right now and make things right. [Page Six]
Generally speaking Sharon Stone is totally fine with you talking about her, and if anything would prefer that you do more of it. However, she draws the line at spurious rumors that she's dating the newly single Antonio Banderas. That is because Sharon Stone is NOT dating the newly single Antonio Banderas. "I find this salacious, unkind, unfounded reporting to be the typical pretense of what passes as 'journalism' today." TOLD! Sharon Stone just put all y'all 'journalists' on blast. But then why all the rumors about Sharon Stone dating a newly single Antonio Banderas? Just what kind of friendship do they have? "Antonio is a brother to me, and Melanie has been with me for each and every birth of my three children." Uh, 'journalists,' why have you been denying us this coverage of Melanie Griffith observing the birth of Sharon Stone's children all these years? THAT is something we need to know more about. Get it together, 'journalists'. [Us Weekly]
It's always very confusing when A Million Ways To Die in the West auteur Seth MacFarlane does something likable, right? Obviously zero percent of his animated or cinematic or hosting or, uh, big band work has any creative appeal, but then he goes and puts his undeniable clout behind amazing things like the Cosmos reboot? It's getting so hard to form a negative opinion about Seth MacFarlane! Well, get ready for continued confusion, because now it's looking like MacFarlane is poised to help bring back another capital-I important institution: Reading Rainbow. See, a few weeks back former host LeVar Burton set up a Kickstarter to fund a reboot of the old PBS series and now MacFarlane has pledged to donate $1M if the public can match him dollar for dollar. The added boost will ensure that the new iteration of the show will be shown free to underfunded classrooms and, better yet, this new celebration of childhood literacy might even work to undo the brain-melting effects of 12 seasons of Family Guy on our nation's youth. Anyway, yeah, there are five days left if you want to get in on the action too. [Page Six]
Is Robert De Niro the next Bill Murray? He certainly seems awesome enough, at least in his willingness to randomly hang out with common folk. Apparently De Niro was working on a movie in a residential Brooklyn neighborhood recently [EDITOR'S NOTE: "a movie" = Nancy Meyers' The Intern, and "a residential Brooklyn neighbrohood" = Park Slope, where this editor lives and (now) hopes to run into Robert De Niro.] and his requests to the studio to set up satellite-ready TV for him to watch the World Cup on proved too difficult, so he simply crashed a nearby viewing party! According to a crewmember, De Niro "apparently found a house of people watching it and joined them. . . He has no problem hanging, he enjoyed it." So yeah, now just take a moment to fantasize about Robert De Niro knocking on your door and asking to hang out and watch soccer with you. Go on. Enjoy yourself. [Us Weekly]
You know, we talk a lot about how apocalyptically terrible TMZ can be, but I don't think we give it enough credit for how hilarious its headlines are. Like, I cannot stop laughing at this: "Cruise & Beckham Splitting a Bottle of Red Wine ... Is That Manly" [TMZ]
Here's a group selfie with recently fired The View co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy trying to keep it together (alongside Donnie Wahlberg, whose recent engagement to Jenny McCarthy should prove to be an entire exercise in keeping it together):
Do you even lift, bro? Justin Bieber does.
I am not entirely sure what this Bette Midler tweet means:
I had to sell my house. pic.twitter.com/I3GJJJrJRC— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 26, 2014
Here's a pic Taylor Swift snapped of her songwriter bestie Ed Sheeran nuzzling a cat, do you like it?
Here is Scott Eastwood having his inseam measured, do you like it?
And finally, here are former Teen Wolf co-stars Colton Haynes and Tyler Hoechlin splashing around on the set of Teen Wolf. Is this a recent picture or a #TBT one? If it's recent then this picture is a spoiler, don't look at it!
Have a fine weekend.