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JENNIFER ANISTON & JUSTIN THEROUX SET IN STONE
Jennifer Aniston, 42, fronted up for the prints-in-cement routine at Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre July 7. Also on hand? Pal Chelsea Handler, who opened the ceremony; her Horrible Bosses costar Jason Bateman; and the true leading man in her life now, boyfriend Justin Theroux, 39. Aniston, “was beyond happy about sharing her special day with him,” says a source.
HUGH GRANT ‘I AM OUTRAGED FOR MY COUNTRY’
He’s had his share of tabloid headlines, but after a chance meeting with former News of the World journalist Paul McMullan last December, Hugh Grant turned the tables, helping expose Rupert Murdoch’s infamous weekly, which the tycoon shuttered July 10. Grant, 50, learned years ago that his phone had been hacked by British tabloids. But he was outraged when McMullan spilled details of how widespread the practice was. “He was boasting about how [his paper] regularly hacked everyone’s phones,” Grant tells Scoop, “how close they were with the police, how money changed hands.” Grant met McMullan at his pub, secretly recorded their conversation and wrote a story about it. The final straw was the revelation in the Guardian and other papers that the hacking targeted crime victims and that voice mails of a murdered teen were deleted by NOTW reporters. “That’s when the whole nation rose up in revulsion,” says Grant. “It’s just so disgusting.”
CELEBRITY BABY BOOM!
SCOOP DELIVERS THE LATEST ABOUT HOLLYWOOD’S LITTLEST STARS
THEIR BABIES HAVE ARRIVED
The actress, 32, gave birth to a son, her first child with fiance and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, 33, in L.A. on July 9.
After three sons, the fashion designer, 37, and her soccer star husband, David, 36, had a girl, Harper Seven, in L.A. on July 10.
The singer, 37, and her husband, rodeo champ Ty Murray, 41, welcomed their first child, son Kase Townes, born in Texas on July 11.
TWEETS THE POUNDS AWAY (AND SHARES HIS PLAN TO SHED 50 LBS. IN 105 DAYS!)
@russellcrowe First ride in quite some time. Sore legs, sore a**, be worse tomorrow and the next day. 28 km, not a big deal, but a good start. 18 Jun
@russellcrowe So, no residual soreness from yesterday, quite surprised. Walked 8km today. Aim to be taking in roughly 2400 cal/ 2600 cal incl all beverages. 19 Jun
@russellcrowe Just like yr muscle has memory, so does yr body, if i stop excercising my body trys 2 return 2 its heaviest weight. 21 Jun
@russellcrowe My goal around 185 lb started at 236.4. 26 Jun
@russellcrowe 50 min walk, 12km’s stationary bike 28 mins, light trad weights 20 mins, 20 min walk-yesterday my 5 yr old’s birthday, nothing but Lego. 8 Jul
SEEING DOUBLE! WHEN THESE STARS CAN’T STUMBLE, TUMBLE OR STAND IN ON-SET, THEIR LOOK-ALIKES STEP UP
MEN IN BLACK III
Smith often does his own stunts in the action-heavy MIB flicks, but his double Kiante Elam occasionally helps out.
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
Stunt double Carl Paoli takes some of the actor’s hits and falls, but says Patrick is “quite an athlete.”
WORLD WAR Z
Pitt’s photo double on the Malta set of his zombie film is used for setting up shots and checking frame sizes. Pitt also has a stunt double for the trickier sequences.
STEP RIGHT UP! THESE TWO CELEBRITIES HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL-HEELS AND A HOME!
Nikki Blonsky is working part-time at a high-end shoe store in Great Neck, N.Y. The shop’s owner, Steven Dann, has known the Hairspray star for years and says the actress, 22, has no financial problems. “She’s just doing it as a fun thing for the summer,” he says. Blonsky’s TV series, Huge, was canceled, and her rom-com Waiting for Forever copped scathing reviews, but Dann adds that his friend has a “huge project” this fall.
Carnie Wilson may be leaving her San Fernando Valley home after falling $1.6 million behind on her mortgage. The singer, who was featured recently in Bridesmaids, purchased the Tarzana spread in 2004 for just under $2 million. Although recent reports said the house would be sold at auction July 21, Wilson says the property is not in foreclosure but rather it’s a “short sale,” a process that could still take up to a year.
SEX AND THE CITY PREQUEL
IF AUTHOR CANDACE BUSHNELL HAD HER WAY, SELENA GOMEZ WOULD BE IN THE RUMORED SATC “THE EARLY YEARS” FLICK. SCOOP PLAYS CASTING DIRECTOR FOR THE REST …
SELENA GOMEZ as CHARLOTTE
BLAKE LIVELY as CARRIE
ANNALYNNE MCCORD AS SAMANTHA
EMMA STONE as MIRANDA
STAR ATTENDANTS Gerard Butler, Ryan Seacrest and Bradley Cooper were all groomsmen at producer Ryan Kavanaugh’s July 7 wedding. SECOND TIME’S THE CHARM R&B singer Monica, who quietly wed husband Shannon Brown in November, had another ceremony on July 9, where guests enjoyed a three-course meal-and hamburgers from Fatburger. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jessica Simpson received an orange Hermes Birkin bag from fiance Eric Johnson for her 31st birthday, tweeting afterward, “Eric made my birthday! Jackie O who?;)” HEATING UP Sean Penn and new girlfriend Stacey Koplin have been spotted getting cozy all over L.A.