Sep 2, 2015 at 7:51pm PDT
Here's what all the cool kids are talking about:
• On Wednesday, reigning Miss USA Olivia Jordan shared a photo in a sexy red swimsuit reminiscent of the kind Pamela Anderson wore on "Baywatch" (above), leading us to believe that part of her Miss USA duties involve rescuing helpless beach-goers, or at the very least, running in slow motion through the surf.
• Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett has reportedly signed on to portray Lucille Ball in a biopic to be written by Aaron Sorkin, the dialogue-heavy screenwriter of "The Social Network" and the forthcoming "Steve Jobs" film. So expect the scene where Lucy lights her nose on fire to result in a serious debate about workplace safety.
• In a recent interview at with FNM, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley opened up on married life with husband Brad Paisley — and it's actually a lot kookier than we expected. Watch the video below to hear about their "irreverent" vow renewals, as well as Brad's attempt at a singing her a romantic song about toilets. For real:
• According to a source for Us Weekly, Gisele Bundchen is threatening husband Tom Brady with a divorce because he's been "irritable" since finding himself at the center of the Deflategate scandal. So if that's a valid excuse for divorce these days, let's all remember to be a little less crotchety around the spouses tonight, everybody.
• Earlier this week during the ACM Honors in Nashville, recently separated singer Miranda Lambert paid tribute to country legend Loretta Lynn with a rendition of Lynn's "Rated X," a song about the freedom a woman can find in divorce (below). Way to make it all about you, Miranda.
• The names of the celebrities competing on ABC's next season of "Dancing With the Stars" were revealed on Wednesday, and they include Gary Busey, Paula Deen, and the series' first ever married couple in actors Alexa and Carlos PenaVega, which should make things especially awkward when they have to gyrate all over their respective partners in tiny nylon hotpants.
• Tori Spelling is reportedly suing the Benihana Corporation over the "deep second and third degree burn injuries" she suffered after falling on one of their grills back in April. We plan to follow this case very closely as it develops, if only because we think one of the cooks might reveal the secret to their onion volcanoes while on the stand:
• David Hill, a producer for the 88th Academy Awards, has revealed that there will be two hosts at next year's ceremony. But in a separate interview, his co-producer Reginald Hudlin claimed they were merely considering two hosts, perhaps because he just remembered how terrible James Franco and Anne Hathaway were in 2011.
• Avril Lavigne announced on her Instagram page that she and Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger are separating after two years of marriage (below). She didn't give any reason for the split, but it's entirely possible that she, like the rest of the human race, has just really had it with Nickelback already.
It is with heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today. Through not only the marriage, but the music as well, we've created many unforgettable moments. We are still, and forever will be, the best of friends, and will always care deeply for each other. To all our family, friends and fans, thank you sincerely for the support.Sep 2, 2015 at 11:53am PDT
• And finally, Hulu just announced that they will now be offering subscribers an ad-free option for the price of $11.99 per month, which makes us wonder how they ever got away with charging people $7.99 for their ad-inclusive "Hulu Plus" service. After all, we already have a service that offers a decent selection of TV with commercial interruptions. It's called "TV."