Celebrity Gossip: Chip and Joanna Gaines, Mandy Moore, Samantha Bee and More!
CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES FINED $40K BY EPA: HGTV’s Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines have settled with the Environmental Protection Agency after violating lead paint rules. Their company, Magnolia Homes, is set to shell out $40,000 and "take steps to ensure compliance with lead-based paint regulations in future renovation projects, address lead-based paint hazards at high-risk homes in Waco, Texas, and educate the public to lead-based paint hazards and appropriate renovation procedures," according to the EPA. The couple’s show aired it last episode in April, but after reviewing several seasons, the EPA found that they broke rules regarding necessary precautions to take to reduce the exposure of lead paint in homes built before 1978 in 33 properties. (ET Online — Click our Twitter or Facebook buttons to share this link!)
MANDY MOORE OPENS UP ABOUT EX WILMER VALDERRAMA: From 2000-2002, Mandy Moore dated Wilmer Valderrama, and she is still angry about what he told radio host Howard Stern after they split. He claimed he’d taken her virginity (she was in her teens). During her own visit to Stern’s show Wednesday, Moore, who is engaged to Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith, said she’d never even “French-kissed a boy” when they got together, and nope, they never had sex. But no hard feelings! “ I still love him and he’s a very good friend,” she said.
SAMANTHA BEE TO GET MORE OVERSIGHT AFTER IVANKA TRUMP SLUR: TBS will work more closely with the team at Full Frontal to prevent another scandal. Full Frontal host Samantha Bee has been under fire for using the c-word to describe Ivanka Trump, and now sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that management will supervise the show more closely. Previously, Bee was given full creative license. Advertisers including State Farm and Autotrader.com pledged to cut ties with the show after the incident.
CHRIS ROCK FRETS ABOUT OBAMA/NETFLIX COLLAB: Barack and Michelle Obama’s deal to produce for Netflix has Chris Rock’s feathers ruffled. "I don't want to live in a world where President Obama is worried about his Rotten Tomatoes score," Rock, who two years ago signed a reported $40 million deal with Netflix for a pair of stand-up specials and who recently starred opposite Adam Sandler in the Netflix film The Week Of, told The Hollywood Reporter. "I want him above that at all times. Make your money, but I don't want [him] to be involved with that."
GAGA AND COOPER GO COUNTRY IN NEW TRAILER: The trailer for A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (who also directs), is here and it is looking decidedly pared down. (But still inspiring). Cooper plays country star Jackson Maine who falls for Ally, who is played by Gaga. Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott also star. A Star Is Born premieres October 5.
REAL HOUSEWIVES STAR MEGHAN KING EDMONDS WELCOMES TWINS: The Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds and husband Jim Edmonds have welcomed twin boys. Jim announced their arrival on his Instagram Story Wednesday. “1 little foot each," he wrote, adding, "They made it. Everyone is safe and healthy." Jim also promised, "Pictures will come soon." The boys join big sister Aspen.