Scott Ruffalo dies, 'GMA' to interview Spears, Winfrey gaining weight
The brother of actor Mark Ruffalo has died, one week after being shot in the head in Beverly Hills.
Police have two people in custody in the shooting of 39-year-old Scott Ruffalo, who died Monday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Shaha Mishaal Adham turned herself into police Monday, as did Brian Scoffield, named as a "person of interest" in the case.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ruffalo family.
Has T.R. Knight had enough of "Grey's Anatomy"?
You know we don't know.
But EW.com is reporting that the actor is huddled up with producers right now to work on an exit strategy.
Word is Mr. Knight has not been all that enamored of the show since former "Grey's co-star Isaiah Washington hurled that ugly homosexual slur that resulted in T.R. coming out.
According to the EW.com report, the actor felt that show creator and runner Shonda Rhimes didn't come to his defense soon enough. Co-stars Patrick Dempsey and Katherine Heigl stepped up right away.
Anyway, sources are pooh-poohing blog reports that T.R. walked out during a table reading.
"He's still working," a source said.
But for how long?
Is there's still anything left to learn about Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston?
We thought the reality series "Being Bobby Brown" put 90 percent of their business in the street.
Apparently, there's 10 percent left to tell and it's being told in "Bobby Brown: The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But ..., " a new unauthorized biography by Derrick Handspike (Down South Books).
Originally, Bobby and Derrick were supposed to put the book out together, but the ex-Mr. Houston had a change of heart. Could have been because Whitney and her lawyers were trying to shut it down.
Guess that once Whit got rehabbed she didn't like how she came off in the reality show. Girlfriend certainly did have her share of "Lord have mercy" moments.
Speaking of "Lord have mercy" moments, Britney Spears, who lip-synched her way through a performance on "Good Morning America" last week, is being offered a second chance to visit.
This time, however, producers want Brit Brit to talk.
They want this year's queen of comebacks to do a sit-down interview, reports the N.Y. Daily News.
Producers weren't thrilled with Ms. Spears' performance, which one exec called "shoddy." So they'd like it if the ex-Mrs. Federline had a little talk with Diane Sawyer.
While we're talking about morning-show anchors, let's saunter over to More magazine, where the "Today" show's Meredith Vieira graces the cover of the December/January edition.
Of course, she muses about a number of things, but we love how she took a stand against interviewing Paris Hilton after the celebutante was sprung from the slammer.
"I did not feel good about doing the interview. I just said, 'I don't think this is right, this is all about ratings.' There was this whole thing about whether we were going to give her a special and all this minutiae and craziness. ... I said, 'We look bad. We're better than this.' "
Steve Capus, the head of NBC News, agreed and they didn't do it.
Girl, you had us at "I don't think this is right."
More magazine is on newstands now.
Alert the media!
Oprah Winfrey's weight has edged back up to 200 pounds.
Of course, she'll talk about it when the new season of her show begins, Jan. 5, and that same day on BFF Gayle King's Satellite-XM radio show.
The inaugural balls, official and unofficial, are stacking up like hotcakes.
Rappers Big Boi and Ludacris reportedly are hosting the Urban Ball Jan. 20 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Some of the folks expected to show up for this one include David Banner, Bobby Valentino, Lil Jon, T-Pain, Cedric the Entertainer, the Cheetah Girls, Fantasia and Monica, reports Blackvoices.com.
Tickets are $350.
Dionne Warwick and Yolanda Adams will co-host the Legends Ball with such luminaries as Chaka Khan, Kirk Franklin, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and George Clinton in attendance. Those tickets are $450.
Anyway, we'll be hosting the Recession Ball. For $15 you get your choice of fish or chicken and two sides and we'll get our nephew, Dorian, to sing.
Hey, times are hard, OK?
First Published December 10, 2008 12:00 am