Jennifer Hudson Takes the Stand; Lilo to Play Elizabeth Taylor; Megan Fox Pregnant?; Happy Birthday, Babs!
04.24.12 by Chris
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
Jennifer Hudson took the stand Monday in the case against her former brother-in-law William Balfour, who is charged with the 2008 shooting deaths of Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew. Hudson told the jury what her family thought of Balfour. "None of us, myself, my mother, or my brother, we did not like how he treated her, and I didn't like how he treated my nephew," Hudson said, breaking down into tears. In the courtroom with Hudson was her fiancé David Otunga, a WWE wrestler. Hudson testified she knew something was wrong when her mother had not sent her a text and didn't reply to a message. "My sister called my fiancé's phone. I remember it like yesterday, obviously. And he couldn't understand what she was saying because she was so hysterical, and I grabbed the phone from him, and that's when she told me." Prosecutors say Balfour went into a jealous rage when he saw a balloon bouquet arrive at Hudson's childhood home that he believed was from his estranged wife's new boyfriend.
Finally some good news for Lindsay Lohan, who has been accused of getting into two bar fights in the past few weeks. She's been cast to play Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime TV movie Liz & Dick. "I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," Lohan said in a statement. "She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role." At least one celeb doesn't think Lohan should be playing Taylor. While on Today, Rosie O'Donnell said Lohan isn't "capable" of the role because her personal life is still a disaster. "I feel very sorry for her ... I think she needs a lot of time away ... She's had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including SNL," O'Donnell said. "She was out and not in rehearsal. I think she's not in a place to work." When Donny Deutsch suggested Lohan was "our generation's Elizabeth Taylor," O'Donnell replied, "You're out of your mind! You're a crackhead! The last thing she did good she was 16." To prove at least she looks the part, Lohan recently posted a photo on Twitter that shows she has some resemblance to the legendary actress. Lohan will next be seen playing a judge on Glee. Lilo has some experience with judges.
E! News is reporting that Megan Fox is pregnant. Rumors that Fox is expecting have been surfacing for weeks now. RadarOnline.com ran a story in March that the 25-year-old actress was expecting a child with husband Brian Austin Green, who has a 10-year-old kid with ex Vanessa Marcil. Fox has made it no secret that she wants to be a mom. "I want at least two, probably three kids," the actress said in the April issue of Cosmopolitan. "I've always been maternal." Neither Fox nor Green had commented to confirm or deny initial reports.
Are Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds living together? E! News reports the Gossip Girl star and boyfriend Reynolds are rumored to have purchased a "beautiful country home" in Bedford, NY. The new pad reportedly cost $2M. Blake and Ryan met while shooting The Green Lantern but didn't begin dating until late last year.
And in "celebrate Barbra Streisand's 70th birthday" news, enjoy these 14 gifs of Babs.