People: Kristin Chenoweth, Mick Jagger, Stephen Colbert, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Cruise
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Kristin Chenoweth is on the road to recovery, her rep tells People, after she was injured by a piece of falling lighting equipment on the set of "The Good Wife" Wednesday.
"Kristin has been released from the hospital and is home recovering," her rep said. "She thanks everyone for their prayers and well wishes."
Paramedics responded to a 911 call of a woman being hit by scaffolding. According to a TMZ report at the time, a witness says the actress fell to the ground and hit her head on the concrete.
CBS issued a statement saying, "While filming a scene for 'The Good Wife' in Brooklyn, a gust of wind blew a lighting silk out of place striking actress Kristin Chenoweth. All of us at the studio and the show are thinking about Kristin and wishing her a quick recovery."
Let's spend the night together. And then some!
Yep. According to Christopher Andersen, whose new book "Mick: The Wild and Mad Genius of Jagger" has just been released, rock legend Mick Jagger has had an estimated 4,000 lovers, E! News reports.
During an appearance on "CBS This Morning," the author noted Jagger has been "a busy boy."
Andersen went on to add, "[Ex-wife] Jerry Hall proclaimed after putting up with his infidelity for 23 years that he was a sex addict, and she asked him to get help. Keith [Richards] asked him to get help, and they were thrilled when he sought help from a sex therapist. Until he seduced the sex therapist."
As for his other conquests?
During a chat with Extra, Andersen claimed that Jagger's past flings include Uma Thurman, Carly Simon, Carla Bruni, Angelina Jolie ... and David Bowie.
Good news for linguistics lovers: Stephen Colbert now has his own language!
Per the Chicago Sun-Times, researchers at Northwestern University (Colbert's alma mater), created Colbertian, a language named after the funnyman, to determine if knowing multiple languages makes it easier to learn even more languages, E! News reports.
"We found that people who learned both English and Spanish at an early age and continued to speak them, better retained the words in Colbertian," explained James Bartolotti, a co-author of the study.
In this study, 24 subjects (12 who spoke one language, 12 who were bilingual) were tested on 24 words from Colbertian to produce the hypothesis.
Steven Tyler is going back to his day job.
After two seasons as a judge on "American Idol," the Aerosmith frontman says he won't be returning to the reality show and will, instead, be focusing once again on his band, People reports.
"After some long ... hard ... thoughts ... I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' before she boils my rabbit," the rocker said in a statement Thursday. "I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I'm back -- but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I'm kicking the door open with my band."
In making his departure announcement, Tyler also reveals that Aerosmith is releasing a new album on Nov. 6. And he feels revitalized.
" 'Idol' was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it. ... Now it's time to bring rock back," he says in his statement.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez, who's been on "American Idol" for two seasons, appeared on Thursday's "Today" show and said that when it comes to doing a third season, "I am thinking that it's time for me to go," People reports.
Lopez, who, besides being mom to 4-year-old twins Max and Emme, is on tour with Enrique Iglesias and stars in the new animated movie "Ice Age 3: Continental Drift."
"I've loved it so much. I've enjoyed the show so much. I enjoy just the whole process of the show. ... It's a tough decision either way, but I have to say there are so many things I do that I put on hold for that," Lopez, 42, said. "It's a heartbreaking decision if I have to go."
When "Today's" Natalie Morales asked if she's made up her mind, Lopez said, "Little by little I am. ... All I can let you in on is my own thought process with it because that's where I truly am ... I love everybody, I love all the guys on the show, I love the family that's there ... but I am thinking it's time for me to go and do other things I love to do."
The Academy of Country Music is donating $2.5 million to help expand the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, the Associated Press reports.
The pledge is going to the hall's capital campaign to fund the expansion.
The hall is more than doubling in size, from 140,000 square feet to 350,000. The new digs will include the ACM Contemporary Gallery. It will spotlight emerging artists and examine current trends in country music.
Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo says in a statement that the Academy is honored to help ensure that the history of country music can be told for generations to come.
The museum launched its capital campaign a year ago. Since then more than $70 million in cash and pledges have been secured. The expansion is expected to be completed in early 2014.
It seems Tom Cruise's biggest fan and supporter is his 17-year-old son, Connor, People reports.
While Katie Holmes tries for a normal life with 6-year-old daughter Suri on the East Coast, Cruise has been working out west.
And Connor flew to the California set of Cruise's sci-fi film "Oblivion" Wednesday, where the two were snapped chatting and smiling widely.
Connor, who's been getting buzz as a Hollywood DJ, was also by dad's side in Iceland when news of Holmes' surprise divorce filing broke. Connor and his older sister, Isabella, 19, whose mom is Cruise's ex-wife Nicole Kidman, have been close with their dad. And it was the teens who helped Cruise turn 50 last week in Hollywood.
First Published July 13, 2012 12:00 am