People: Scorsese; 'Survivor' winners; the Tatums; Kate Middleton
Denise Stapley, right, beat Mike Skupin and former "Facts of Life" star Lisa Whelchel by a vote of 6-1-1 to come out on top in CBS's "Survivor: Philippines," and take home $1 million.
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Martin Scorsese has found his next film subject: Bill Clinton, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Oscar winner will produce and direct a documentary on the former president for HBO, the network announced Monday.
The documentary will explore the 42nd president's time perspective on history, politics and the like during his time in office and the years since -- with Clinton offering his full cooperation.
HBO did not announce an air date for the documentary.
Channing Tatum is set to earn another title: Sexiest Dad Alive, People reports.
The actor and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum "are pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year," reps for the couple confirmed to People.
Crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive in November, the "Magic Mike" star admitted he and the "American Horror Story: Asylum" actress, both 32, had babies on the brain, adding a family wasn't too far off in their future. "I'm ready; I think she's ready," Tatum told People recently.
"The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we'll see where we go after that."
Left up to Tatum, the couple -- who wed in Malibu in 2009 -- would be going the distance ... all the way into the double digits. "It's really easy for us guys to say, 'I want like 15 kids,' " he noted. "Jenna will be like, 'Well you better get another wife!' "
The latest season of "Survivor" was volatile, cutthroat and ultimately satisfying with the crowning of the show's newest winner on Sunday night, People reports.
After an intense final tribal council, where the unrepentant final three pled their cases, sex therapist Denise Stapley beat returnee Mike Skupin and former "Facts of Life" star Lisa Whelchel by a vote of 6-1-1. The win capped off an invigorating competition that Jeff Probst called "a wild, unpredictable season."
Stapley won $1 million and the title of Sole Survivor.
Going into the finale, it was anyone's game. The four remaining contestants each had a strong case for winning the million. Bartender Malcolm Freberg had played a physical game and made few enemies. Stapley had attended every tribal council -- a first for the show -- but was never in real danger of being voted off. And in perhaps one of the strongest twosomes in "Survivor" history, Whelchel teamed up with Skupin to form a secret alliance.
As the final votes were read live from Los Angeles, Stapley ran out in the audience to hug her family while Skupin and Whelchel embraced each other.
The next season of "Survivor" premieres in February.
Kate Middleton made her first public appearance since announcing that she and Prince William will be expecting a little royal baby, attending the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Awards in London on Sunday, E! News reports.
Dressed in a long, dark-green Alexander McQueen gown with bell sleeves and a deep V-neck, Middleton stood beside soccer champ David Beckham to present British professional road- and track-racing cyclist Bradley Wiggins with the Sports Personality of the Year Award, although the duchess kept quiet while Beckham did all the talking.
She also presented British politician and former athlete Seb Coe with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Victoria Jackson is under fire (again), E! News reports.
The former "Saturday Night Live" player turned ultra-conservative blogger is taking the heat after comparing the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter in Newtown, Conn., to abortionists.
So, what exactly did she have to say?
"My friend Jim Riley posted: 'Wasn't the Connecticut killer just doing what abortionists do every day?' It's a wonder we don't have more 20-year-old "dads" doing what women and doctors have been an accomplice to for years in America," the comic wrote on her Facebook page Friday. "When you forget the TEN COMMANDMENTS, people, THIS is what you get."
And that was just the beginning.
"Obama dramatically wiped a tear as he said, "The majority of those who died today were children -- beautiful little kids ... They had their entire lives ahead of them -- birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own ...," Jackson continued. "YEAH OBAMA. SAME AS THE MILLION BABIES YOU HAD ABORTED THIS YEAR. ARE YOU CRYING FOR THEM?!"
Facebookers responded to the post with fervor, calling her everything from "a complete whack job" to a "disgrace."
Looks like Chad Johnson's estranged ex-wife Evelyn Lozada has had a change of heart.
The 37-year-old television personality agreed to drop the no-contact order against her ex-husband today, the footballer's attorney Adam Swickle confirms to E! News.
"They can now have contact with each other as they choose," Swickle said.
Previous reports that Lozada dropped a restraining order against Johnson are false, said Swickle, who insists Lozada has never applied for a restraining order.
The judge issued a no contact order after Johnson, formerly Chad Ochocinco, pleaded no contest to his misdemeanor battery charges in September, stemming from his domestic violence arrest after he allegedly got physical with his ex-wife in August.
In exchange for zero jail time, Johnson was sentenced to 12 months' probation and has to spend 26 weeks in a battery intervention program. This program will be conducted through private counseling with a private therapist.
Lozada and Johnson finalized their divorce in September after two months of marriage after the alleged battery incident occurred.
Swickle says he is entering Johnson into an early probation termination program.
First Published December 18, 2012 12:00 am