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Entertainment News, Including Simon Cowell May Ask Demi Lovato to Be 'Voice' Judge

May 3 2012

Tirdad Derakhshani

Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato

The 'X Factor' follies

Simon Cowell continues to scour the seven continents for new X Factor judges to replace Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul. Celeb news site Celebuzz.com says Cowell has added Miley Cyrus to his supersecret short list, which an anonymous source says also includes Fergie, Avril Lavigne and Demi Lovato.

Tidbits 'n' pieces

Fox Sports says Allen Iverson's estranged wife, Tawanna, who filed for divorce back in March 2010, says she is filing for a restraining order against her hub, accusing him of "threatening" behavior that is "increasingly contemptuous and disturbing" in recent months. ... Jennifer Lopez on Monday announced she's going on tour this summer with Enrique Iglesias and Wisin Y Yandel. They'll hit Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on July 29. ... The eagerly awaited Blu-ray edition of Star Trek -- The Next Generation is due July 24 from CBS Home Entertainment. ... Nadya "don't call me Octomom" Suleman, who this week filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, has found a job in the hope of alleviating her estimated $1 mil debt: TMZ says the mother of 14 will star in a solo hard core porn vid. ... Bad Boys bad boy Martin Lawrence, 47, who on April 24 announced he and his second wife, Shamicka Gibbs, were separated, filed for divorce a day later. They've been together 17 years, but only married for 22 months, and they have two daughters, Amara, 11, and Iyana, 9, and an ironclad prenup.

Brian Williams 'Girls'

HBO's sex-soaked Girls requires many an actor to do his or her thesping in various states of undress and in many a compromising position. That includes Allison Williams, whose dad is the august NBC newsman Brian Williams. So is he creeped out by her scenes?

"No, no. It's kvelling, pride," Brian tells New York Magazine's Vulture.com site. "It's incredibly great. Her cocreator and I have known always that she was going to be an actress. So it's fantastic."

But dude, what about the sex scenes? "Unmitigated joy." OK, then.

Brooke Burke's body

Flirty Dancing With the Stars cohost Brooke Burke-Charvet says cosmetic surgery isn't the answer to beauty. "Posture has a lot to do with it -- keeping your core engaged, whether you're sitting, driving, or working," the mother of four tells Prevention mag. But Brooke also has some bionic parts (breasts) that she says need readjustment. "When you've breast-fed four children, things kind of change," she says. "I went through a phase where I wanted to have smaller breasts. ... It's easier in dresses and gowns." Reading Brooke's chat enriched my day.



Source: (c) 2012 The Philadelphia Inquirer


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