The lawsuit against ABC’s The Bachelor that claimed that the show only selects white people as the Bachelors and Bachelorettes and stated that it “underscores the significant barriers that people of color continue to face in the media an the broader marketplace” was thrown out of Tennessee court yesterday. The judge ruled,
“As the defendants persuasively argue, casting decisions are a necessary component of any entertainment show’s creative content…The plaintiffs seek to drive an artificial wedge between casting decisions and the end product, which itself is indisputably protected as speech by the First Amendment. Thus, regulating the casting process necessarily regulates the end product. In this respect, casting and the resulting work of entertainment are inseparable and must both be protected to ensure that the producers’ freedom of speech is not abridged.”
Jimmy Kimmel will take his show on the road to Brooklyn’s Academy of Music for a week. David Letterman will be among the guests to sit down with him while he’s in town.
Matthew Fox is now on a campaign to clear his name of the woman-beating rumors. He told Men’s Fitness this month:
“It’s been a long, trying year of sitting on my hands on a lot of negative s—- said about me, when they’re the furthest things from who I am. In the 46 years I’ve been breathing on this planet, I have never hit a woman before. Never have, never will. Out of all the negative s—-, the only thing that’s true is that I was arrested for a DUI.”
Josh Radnor would prefer for the mother in How I Met Your Mother to not be famous at all, thankyouverymuch:
“I don’t think it should be any sort of stunt casting. I think it would be more interesting to have this fresh, exciting face that Ted has never seen before and neither have people who watch the show. It’s kind of better for me not to know. It serves me to be a little more naïve and just play that truthfully.”
Amanda Bynes entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of driving on a suspended license yesterday.
Beyoncé will be playing this year’s Super Bowl half time show, as evidenced by this photo that she uploaded to her tumblr blog.
Courtney Stodden had her body checked out by a doctor yet another time to prove she isn’t surgically altered.
Lindsay Lohan has red hair again and although it doesn’t really look natural at all, it looks good!
Halle Berry and Sarah Palin are distant relatives.
Obama is on Team Mariah.
Bette Midler will appear on Glee.
Amanda Bynes won’t speak to her former co-star Jennie Garth.
Somebody egged Octomom’s house.
Lena Dunham says that Girls will premiere on January 13th.
A-Rod spent his time on the bench last night by flirting with the cute fans around him.
Oprah was photographed by Terry Richardson.
Lady Gaga purchased someone else’s toenail clippings, no big deal.
Katy Perry dumped Travis McCoy of the Gym Class Heroes over email.
Hulk Hogan will sue Bubba The Love Sponge and Gawker for $100 million.
Guess who is returning to Gossip Girl?
Dave Coulier flew a plane.
Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez are officially official now as hosts of X Factor.
Tony Hawk interviewed Louis C.K..
Ashley Greene (whoever that is) says “Twilight ruined me.”
Jill Zarin returned to Bravo last night in an awkward interview with Andy Cohen.
Katie Holmes is done with dating actors.
Shannon Elizabeth hung out with Bob Barker last night.
Kim Kardashian coordinated her outfit to match her cat Mercy, who still looks miserable. FREE MERCY!
Rejoice, world! You’re getting a new Ernest movie.