People in the news

By United Press International
People in the news
Singer Jessica Simpson sings the National Anthem during the opening ceremony of the AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods at Congressional Country Club in Potomac, Maryland on July 1, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch) | License Photo

The latest news on today's hottest celebrities ...

TORI SPELLING: Tori Spelling's publicist says the pregnant reality TV personality and her two children are fine following a car accident Monday in Los Angeles.


"Paparazzi chased me with the kids to school," Spelling said via Twitter. "I was trying to get away from him and had a pretty big accident. ... I took down whole wall of school. He then still got out to try to get pics. Ten school moms chased him away. ... What will it take? Someone dying for paparazzi to stop? Going to doctor now to check on the baby. I think it's just shock."

Her publicist told Spelling "is really shaken up over the accident."

"But Tori and the kids are fine," the representative said.

Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott are the parents of pre-schoolers Liam and Stella. Their third child is due to be born in October.


JESSICA SIMPSON: U.S. singer and fashion designer Jessica Simpson is to serve as a celebrity mentor on the new reality competition series "Fashion Star," NBC said.

The show was created to find the next big brand in fashion.

Supermodel and businesswoman Elle Macpherson will be the show's host.

Simpson's involvement in the show was announced Monday by Paul Telegdy, executive vice president of alternative programming at NBC and Universal Media Studios.

"NBC is delighted to work with singer, designer, actress and pop-culture icon Jessica Simpson," Telegdy said in a statement. "With an almost billion-dollar lifestyle brand under her belt she is sure to be an excellent mentor to our up-and-coming designers."

"Jessica Simpson has built an incredible fashion business and is a perfect mentor to our aspiring designers," added Ben Silverman, chief executive officer and founder of the production company Electus. "She will complement the buyers, Elle Macpherson and [an] amazing format."

The series will give 14 unknown designers the chance to win a multimillion-dollar contract to start up their lines in three of America's largest retailers. Each week, the show will kick off with a fashion show built around a weekly challenge intended to further develop and expand the designer's brand, NBC said.


SELENA GOMEZ: U.S. actress Selena Gomez said via Twitter Monday she is "feeling much better" after a brief hospitalization last week.

Gomez, 18, was treated for nausea and a severe headache Thursday after taping an interview for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

However, said she is now ready to return to work and planned to promote her new film "Monte Carlo" at a Santa Monica, Calif., mall Monday.

"Feeling much better, thank you all for being so understanding," Gomez said via Twitter. "Can't wait to see you all today at Santa Monica Place for the Monte Carlo kick off."

MIRANDA COSGROVE: About 7.3 million viewers tuned in for the debut of the U.S. television movie "iParty with Victorious," Nickelodeon said Monday.

The 90-minute movie Saturday united the casts of the cable network's comedies "iCarly" and "Victorious," including those shows' stars, Miranda Cosgrove and Victoria Justice.

"In 'iParty with Victorious,' Carly is dating a boy named Stephen who divides his time between parents living in Seattle and Los Angeles. Meanwhile,Tori is also spending time with her new boyfriend who, unbeknownst to her, is the very same boy Carly is dating," a synopsis said. "Back in Seattle, Carly suspects that Stephen is cheating on her after seeing a photo of him and Tori together and plans a trip to Los Angeles to catch him in the act. After convincing Tori that Stephen is cheating on both of them, Carly and Tori come together to plot their revenge at the party."


Latest Headlines


Follow Us