Hollywood Hotline for June 10, 2010
Time to slowdown for the lowdown…
SIMON COWELL is facing legal action from a disgruntled contestant on BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT, amid allegations she was discriminated against because she suffers from a spine condition. Emma Czikai, a sufferer of cervical spine neuritis, auditioned for Cowell and his panel of TV judges last year but failed to make it through to the first round with her rendition of You Raise Me Up. Show producers invited her to appear on Britain’s Got More Talent, which features clips of funny and unusual acts, and Czikai agreed – on the condition that they made it clear she suffered from an illness. However, Czikai claims producers failed to make it clear when the show aired, making her look like a “fool” and prompting her to file an official complaint with U.K. employment tribunal officials.
Movie executives for Paramount Studio and MTV Films have confirmed they are developing a big screen project based around Tom Cruise’s outrageous character Les Grossman. Cruise stole the show at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night when he revived his hilarious Tropic Thunder character for skits and a dance routine with Jennifer Lopez – and now movie bosses are acting quickly to capitalise on the cult status of the foul-mouthed, rap-loving producer. Cruise and Tropic Thunder co-star Ben Stiller will team up to produce the movie. “I am honored to be working with him.”
EVA LONGORIA PARKER is longing to start a family but DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES producers have banned her from getting pregnant in 2010. She insists she wants to have kids with her basketball star husband Tony Parker – but TV bosses have asked her to postpone baby plans, following her co-star Marcia Cross’ pregnancy in 2006. Longoria Parker tells Austria’s Madonna magazine, “Tony and I are working on expanding our family. But the producer has forbidden me from getting pregnant this year.
Chace Crawford’s marijuana drama has reached the District Attorney in Collin County– which will now decide whether or not to press charges against him following his pot bust last week. Chace was arrested on June 4 outside of a pub in Plano, after cops say he had weed. Sources say officers found one unlit joint inside of a car Chace was sitting in with a friend. Chace was booked on one count of possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana — a misdemeanor. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail.