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'Survivor's Jeff Probst ties the knot

Survivor host Jeff Probst married actress Lisa Ann Russell in Los Angeles on Monday, according to People magazine. It is the second marriage for both.

Russell has two children with actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNT’s Franklin & Bash).

Probst, 50, will host a talk show debuting in the fall of 2012. His latest season of Survivor ends on Dec. 18.

'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood says she has bipolar and dissociative disorder

One-time Teen Mom star Amber Portwood, 21, says she has been diagnosed with both bipolar and dissociative disorder, E! News reports. The reality TV celeb — who was hospitalized earlier this year for an alleged suicide attempt, as well as faced charges last year of domestic battery against her ex-fiancé — says her bipolar diagnosis came three years ago. “When I went to rehab for two months,” she continued, “they diagnosed me with disassociative disorder too, which makes me black out. People don’t understand what it’s like.”

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'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kim Richards enters rehab

Kim Richards of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has entered rehab for a second time for undisclosed reasons, reports People. The former child star — aunt of Paris Hilton and sister of fellow former child star and Housewives castmate Kyle Richards — previously spent a short stint in rehab after allegations of alcoholism on last January’s Beverly Hills finale. This season, she has abstained from alcohol on air, but did admit that she is taking several different prescription medications for anxiety and depression, plus an anti-seizure medication which can be used to treat alcoholism.

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Kim Kardashian hires lawyer to confront 'staged' wedding accusations -- EXCLUSIVE UPDATE

Kim Kardashian is suing a publicist who once worked for her and is now implying on television that the reality star’s marriage to Kris Humphries was a sham. “It was obvious it was staged,” Jonathan Jaxson told Fox’s Good Day L.A. on Friday, while promoting his tell-all book about the pursuit of fame. “For me, it was fake because Kim said previously that she … didn’t want to get married weeks prior to the wedding itself.”

Jaxson also claimed that he worked with Kardashian in orchestrating a phony engagement to NFL star Reggie Bush in 2007 by arranging photographers to catch her shopping for a ring. “We turned it around and made it a media spectacular,” Jaxson said. “Never were they engaged. It was all for pure publicity.” READ FULL STORY

'Glee' star Lauren Potter appointed to Obama committee

Actress Lauren Potter is known to Glee fans as Sue Sylvester’s right hand woman Becky Jackson, but the 21-year-old has been given an even more high-profile new role.

According to CNN.com, Potter has been appointed by President Barack Obama as a member of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, which “provides advice about intellectual disabilities to the president and the secretary of Health and Human Services. This can include education, homeownership and workplace integration issues. This committee consists of 21 citizen members appointed by the president and 13 federal government members who meet periodically over a year and report findings to the president.” READ FULL STORY

Hal Kanter, Emmy-winning writer, has died

Legendary Emmy-winning comedy writer, director, and producer Hal Kanter has passed away at the age of 92 due to complications from pneumonia, according to the Los Angeles Times. Kanter had a career that spanned nearly seven decades and his unparalleled resume included creating the groundbreaking NBC sitcom, Julia, working as a writer and producer on Chico and the Man, and, perhaps most notably, writing the Oscar telecast for nearly 33 years. Two of Kanter’s three Emmys came from his work on the Academy Awards. (His first Emmy was for the variety program The George Gobel Show.)

In addition to the indelible mark he left on television, which also included creating The Jimmy Stewart Show and working briefly as an executive producer on All in the Family, Kanter wrote for the big screen as well. His film credits include writing Road to Bali, Money From Home, Artists and Models, Pocket Full of Miracles, and The Rose Tattoo, which he collaborated on with Tennessee Williams. Kanter stepped behind the camera on occasion, directing the 1957 Elvis Presley drama Loving You, which he also co-wrote.

A recipient of the Writers Guild of America’s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television, Kanter penned his memoir So Far, So Funny: My Life in Show Business in 1999 and was described by the LA Times as being “the go-to wit to act as master of ceremonies or speak at Hollywood functions and other events.” Carl Reiner echoed the sentiment, telling the Times, “What a dear man. He was considered one of the wits of the industry; there’s no question about it. Any time he was called upon, he always could make the audience laugh.”

Jessica Simpson confirms pregnancy on Twitter

Kim Kardashian isn’t the only former reality television newlywed making headlines this Halloween.

After weeks of speculation, EW has confirmed that Jessica Simpson is pregnant with her first child. Simpson, 31, made the announcement on her Twitter feed Monday afternoon. The singer and fashion designer posted a photo of herself in Halloween mummy garb, posing and cradling her growing baby bump. “It’s true – I’m going to be a mummy!” she Tweeted.

Simpson became engaged to her baby’s father, former NFL player Eric Johnson, last November. She was previously married to Nick Lachey.

NBA cancels all games in November due to lockout

So much for yesterday’s optimism that the NBA lockout might soon be over: After labor negotiations stalled out again, Commissioner David Stern announced on Friday that all games through the end of November have been canceled. “It’s not practical, possible or prudent to have a full season now,” Stern told reporters. On Oct. 10, the league scrapped the first two weeks of the season, which was set to tip off on Nov. 1.

Aerosmith concert in Paraguay postponed after Steven Tyler falls in hotel bathroom

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler suffered minor injuries after falling in a hotel bathroom in Paraguay on Tuesday, prompting the band to postpone tonight’s concert until tomorrow, reports the AP.
The 63-year-old singer and American Idol judge was treated at a hospital in Asuncion for facial cuts and needed dental implants after breaking two teeth. A spokesman for the concert organizers called the accident “small,” noting: “He is fine, he’s in his hotel but he’s not able to do the concert.”
In the summer of 2009, Tyler broke his shoulder after tumbling off the stage during a South Dakota gig, forcing the cancellation of the remaining dates on Aerosmith’s North American tour.

Andy Rooney staying in hospital after complications from surgery

60 Minutes icon Andy Rooney remains in the hospital after suffering “serious complications” during minor surgery last week, according to CBS News. He is currently listed in stable condition. The 92-year-old Rooney worked at CBS for 62 years, and his final “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney” segment aired on the Oct. 2 edition of 60 Minutes.

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