Celebrity Gossip: Big Brother, Miss USA, Paris Jackson and More!
CBS TELLS BIG BROTHER CONTESTANTS TO SHAPE UP: Following outrage over Big Brother contestants who made racist comments, and after one player seemed to sexually harass several others, CBS is telling participants that they’d better shape up, or ship out. In a statement, CBS said: “Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 — and capturing every unfiltered moment and conversation in their lives. At times, the houseguests reveal prejudices and exhibit behavior that we do not condone. The producers have addressed two such incidents that were seen recently on the 24/7 online feed. In both cases, those involved have been warned about their inappropriate behavior and offensive comments, as well as future consequences. These events will not be part of any future Big Brother broadcast on CBS.” Big Brother airs on CBS Sundays at 8 p.m. ET, and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.
MISS USA DEFENDS SWIMSUIT COMPETITION: Miss USA recently announced that its trashing its swimsuit competition in a bid to modernize what many believe to be a bit of a throwback. But the newly crowned winner loved wearing a suit, she tells ABC. "It's just exciting and it's empowering to be able to confidently stand on that stage and just have fun in the swimsuit," the reining Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers said. "It takes confidence unlike anything else -- true confidence -- not just on the outside that you're exuding to the judges and the audience and the millions of people watching at home, but inner confidence."
NIA VARALOS FILES FOR DIVORCE: Nia Vardalos filed for divorce from her husband of 25 years, Ian Gomez. In a statement, the couple said: “We’ve been respectfully separated for a lengthy period of time. Our relationship became a friendship so the decision to end the marriage is completely mutual and amicable. It is our hope that decency will prevail on the reporting of this story which will soon be yesterday’s news. Thank you for respecting our privacy.” The Big Fat Greek Wedding star and Gomez share 11-year-old Illaria. They are seeking joint legal and physical custody.
PARIS JACKSON GETS RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST ALLEGED STALKER: Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson has been granted a temporary restraining order against a man who has allegedly been stalking her. Nicholas Stevens, 23, has been ordered to stay away from Jackson until July 24th. He reportedly threatened her with a shotgun, while also referring to her as his “soul mate.”