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Will Forte Quits ‘Saturday Night Live’

| August 26, 2010 - 4:15 pm

Looks like Saturday Night Live won’t have Will Forte to blow up anymore.
The New York Times reports that Forte, who portrayed gloriously mulleted but explosion-prone special agent MacGruber as well as several other characters on the late-night sketch-comedy show, has resigned from the series as it prepares to enter its 36th season.
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Kara DioGuardi Wanted to Leave ‘American Idol’

| August 23, 2010 - 4:41 pm

Don’t feel too bad for Kara DioGuardi. Sure, she might have gotten the ax from her American Idol judging gig, but she didn’t want the job anymore anyway. Really.
A source tells E! Online that DioGuardi, who was reportedly shown the door at Idol late last month, was actually looking to get off the… More »

Ellen DeGeneres Quits ‘American Idol’

Celebuzz | July 29, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Ellen DeGeneres has bowed out of her American Idol judging post, less than a year after replacing departed judge Paula Abdul. In a statement released to People magazine, DeGeneres announced,

“A couple months ago, I let FOX and the American Idol producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me. More »

Mel Gibson May Give Up Directing and Go Back to Ruling Malibu After His Next Film

Alex Blagg | March 15, 2010 - 3:28 pm

Attention, movie industry; you may not have Mel Gibson to kick around much longer. The Passion of the Christ director says that, after he finishes up his next upcoming project—a Viking epic starring Leonardo DiCaprio—he may fold up his director’s chair and put it away for good. According to the self-proclaimed King of All Malibu,… More »

Spencer Pratt Quits Annoying People on ‘The Hills’ to Harass Terrorists Online

Celebuzz | March 15, 2010 - 12:30 pm

UPDATE: Hey, you now that whole Spencer Pratt, cyber-crime fighter thing? Surprise—people are now claiming that he made the whole thing up. A Hills insider claims that he’s using for the story as a cover, after getting kicked off the show for six weeks. Pratt reportedly got the time out for flipping out at a… More »

Tila Tequila Loses her Publicist. This Should End Well.

Celebuzz | January 15, 2010 - 8:55 am

Wait, you mean all this time, Tila Tequila’s shenanigans have been processed through the protective filter of a publicist?
E! Online reports that, after a busy couple of weeks for the former A Shot at Love star—culminating in her custody bid for the child of her deceased supposed fiancée Casey Johnson’s child—Tequila’s publicist, JessicaMore »

Simon Cowell Is Leaving American Idol, Producers Rush to Fill Gaping “Jerk Void”

Alex Blagg | January 11, 2010 - 2:28 pm

Sad news, people; you won’t have Simon Cowell to hurl curses at anymore. At least not while watching American Idol.
The notoriously acid-tongued AI judge announced today that he will be vacating his post on the popular singing competition at the end of this season. But don’t worry; he’ll be back to belittle a… More »

Alec Baldwin to Quit Acting, Possibly to Open Family Counseling Practice

Celebuzz | November 30, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Bad news, Alec Baldwin fans (whoever you are); the 30 Rock star tells Men’s Journal that he’s giving up acting when his contract with the hit sitcom ends in 2012. And, unlike his pledge to leave the country after the 2000 election of George W. Bush, he seems to be serious about this one.
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New Moon Director Chris Weitz to Quit the Movie Biz?

Celebuzz | November 18, 2009 - 2:20 pm

Bad news, Twi-hards; it seems that director Chris Weitz—who helmed the Twilight sequel New Moon (you may have heard a little something about it)—is planning to abandon his movie career.
In an interview with MovieMaker, Weitz recalls his frustration with studio maneuverings on his 2007 film The Golden Compass and reveals that his next… More »

Jon Gosselin Says He Was Gonna Quit Anyway, So There

Celebuzz | October 2, 2009 - 9:00 am

Hey, you know how Jon Gosselin was dropped from Jon & Kate Plus 8 this week?
Yeah, well now he says that he was planning to leave the show anyway, so no big whoop.
Gosselin and his attorney, Mark Heller, appeared on Larry King Live on Thursday night to set the record straight,… More »

Lily Allen Is Quitting the Music Business!

Celebuzz | September 24, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Sad news, Lily Allen fans; according to the New Musical Express, the “Smile” singer is abandoning her music career, perhaps in favor of a future in acting.
In a (since removed) entry on her blog, Allen announced that she won’t be renewing her contract with record label EMI and is not pursuing a… More »

Kristen Stewart Was Too Cool for School

Celebuzz | September 8, 2009 - 1:00 pm

And Kristen Stewart wonders why so many people find her off-putting.
The 19-year-old Twilight star admits in a recent interview that she hated high school, because she couldn’t stand being around the other kids.
“I was glad to leave school. I couldn’t relate to kids my own age,” Stewart—who dropped out to focus… More »

Paula Abdul Says She Quit ‘Idol’ Over Principle, Not Cash

Betsy Waldman | September 1, 2009 - 7:00 am

If you guessed that Paula Abdul abruptly abandoned her judging post on American Idol because she wanted a boat-load of money to stay, you’re wrong.
She did it out of integrity.
“I had to stand on my principle,” Abdul—who reportedly wanted $20 million to stay with the show—tells TV Guide. “I stand on… More »

Audrina Patridge Is Totally Over The Hills

Celebuzz | August 31, 2009 - 8:15 am

A moment of silence, please.
Audrina Patridge tells Us Magazine that her run on The Hills is rapidly drawing to a close, and she’s more than ready to spread her wings.
“I’m almost done with The Hills. We’re in the middle of finishing these episodes, and I’ll be leaving then,” Patridge reveals. “It… More »

Kara DioGuardi “Shocked” by Paula’s Idol Exit

Celebuzz | August 7, 2009 - 5:45 pm

Count newest American Idol host Kara DioGuardi among those who were caught off-guard by Paula Abdul’s abrupt departure from American Idol earlier this week.
“I can’t get over it. I’m completely shocked,” DioGuardi professed on Ryan Seacrest’s KIISFM radio show on Friday. “It’s such a loss for the show, such a loss for the… More »

Paula Abdul Wanted $20 Million to Stay on American Idol

Celebuzz | August 5, 2009 - 11:15 am

The details behind Paula Abdul’s departure from American Idol are starting to emerge, and it looks like it was mostly about the Benjamins—and lots of them.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Abdul—who earned about $2 million from the show last year—was demanding $20 million to remain with the popular singing competition.
Abdul had… More »

Paula Abdul Has Left American Idol

Celebuzz | August 5, 2009 - 7:20 am

The judges’ panel on American Idol is going to be a lot less wacky from now on.
Paula Abdul announced via her Twitter account on Tuesday night that she was leaving the popular show.
“With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to #IDOL,” Abdul writes. “I’ll miss nurturing all the… More »

Grey’s Anatomy: T.R. Knight Out, Katherine Heigl In

Celebuzz | June 19, 2009 - 11:15 am

We have some good news and some bad news for Grey’s Anatomy fans.
Well, depending on your perspective, it might be some bad news and some bad news.
E! Online reports that, after months of rumors and denials, T.R. Knight has officially confirmed that he won’t be returning to the series next season. More »

Heidi and Spencer: Totally Out of ‘I’m a Celebrity’?

Celebuzz | June 9, 2009 - 9:00 am

Could it possibly be true this time? Pretty-please?
Us magazine reports that, after quitting the show, then begging to be reinstated, Hills villains Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are again off of reality survival show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, and this time it’s for good.
The decision to bail came… More »

Shocker! Heidi and Spencer Want Back on “I’m a Celebrity”

Celebuzz | June 3, 2009 - 8:05 am

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are turning to their bestest buddy Jesus for yet another favor—to get them back onto the survivalist reality series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Outta Here!
After whining about their co-stars and ultimately bailing on the series just as it hit the airwaves, the Hills villains are asking for forgiveness… More »

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