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- December 10, 2012
- Vol. 78
- No. 24
TWO AND A HALF MEN'S
ANGUS T. JONES
MY SHOW IS 'FILTH'
Like former costar Charlie Sheen before him, Two and a Half Men's Angus T. Jones has publicly aired his issues with the long-running CBS sitcom-though his have nothing to do with tiger blood. In a YouTube video posted Nov. 26-and seemingly pieced together from multiple interviews-Jones, 19, discusses his Christian faith with Seventh Day Adventist minister Chris Hudson and reveals, "I'm on Two and a Half Men, and I don't want to be." The actor, who has portrayed lazy-kid-turned-Army-member Jake Harper for the past decade, then tells viewers, "Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth." (The video was distributed by the Forerunner Chronicles, an Alabama-based ministry founded in 2006. "We teach how man can live like Jesus Christ," Hudson, the founder, tells Scoop.)
Jones, who attended a Christian school, became deeply religious over the past year. He now attends an evangelism class and doesn't work on the sabbath. In the video he implies that even though the show made him both a star and very wealthy-he earns $350,000 an episode-it's no less than the devil's handiwork. "You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that," he says. "I know I can't."
CBS would not comment on Jones's sentiments, but in the past the studious Texas native has been lauded by the show's creator, Chuck Lorre. "There is no showbiz kid going on with him," Lorre said in 2009. "He's so much more evolved than that." In October Jones was a guest on a Seventh Day Adventist program and admitted he's "not the same person" he used to be. Though his new video now makes his future on Men unclear, Jones said in October, "I'm confident that I am there for a reason for one more year."
TOM & SURI
REUNITED IN LONDON!
Tom Cruise received a very special delivery this Thanksgiving when his daughter Suri, 6, flew from New York City to meet him in London, where he's been working on the action flick All You Need Is Kill for months. Since the actor's split from Katie Holmes, 33, in June, Suri has remained almost exclusively with her mother in New York City, but Cruise, 50-who regularly Skypes with his daughter-"always planned to see her," says a source. After more than 100 days apart, the pair spent some (private) quality time together. The first grader was spotted with the actor at his secluded London-area hotel, the Grove; while he worked on Nov. 23, a nanny took her to a Harry Potter exhibit. Cruise, adds the source, "has missed Suri very much." No doubt the same could be said for Holmes, who took a brief break from her Broadway show to fly home to Toledo to spend the holiday with her family.
Mayim Bialik's marriage is no longer blossoming. On Nov. 21 the Big Bang Theory actress, 36, announced on her kveller.com blog that after "consideration and soul searching," she and her husband of nine years, stay-at-home dad Michael Stone, 37, are divorcing. The actress, who practices attachment parenting and has shared a family bed with her sons, Miles, 7, and Fred, 4, for years, blamed "irreconcilable differences" for the split, and noted that the "hands-on style of parenting we practice played no role in the changes that led to this decision; relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose." In fact, the working mom told PEOPLE in March, "Balancing, marriage-I don't even know how to do that." Bialik's fans have flooded her blog with well wishes, while her rep tells Scoop, "It's all been very amicable. They have joint custody. Mayim is doing fine; she's all right."
HAREM PANTS FOR ANY OCCASION
MC Hammer & PSY
MOM VICTORIA MAY DRESS HER, BUT THE MINI FASHIONISTA CHANNELS OTHER STARS
Just like Adele, Harper, 17 months, is rolling in the chic when it comes to keeping out the cold.
THE WHITE SUNDRESS
Baby goes boho à la Anne Hathaway.
She strikes an indie pose like Michelle Williams.
Harper gets girlie like Pitch Perfect's Brittany Snow.
She and Heidi Klum would agree the style is in, not out.
JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
Nearly 35 years after Grease, Newton-John says it "felt like no time had gone by" when she and the actor reunited for their new album This Christmas. "John and I have always kept in touch," says Newton-John. The secret to their lasting friendship, says Travolta: "Olivia and I truly care for each other."
FAVORITE HOLIDAY SONG JOHN: "This Christmas." It reminds me of Christmases in Maine.
OLIVIA: "I Think You Might Like It" from our CD. It has a clever lyric and it's very catchy.
FAVORITE GREASE SONG
JOHN: "You're the One That I Want." Olivia had to squeeze my hand to get me to hit the high notes!
OLIVIA: Mine too. We had such a blast filming it-it makes me so happy to hear it!
MUSIC THAT REMINDS ME OF HOME
JOHN: Stan Getz, Sergio Mendes, Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett songs-that's what I play when I'm home.
OLIVIA: "Waltzing Matilda"-it's so Australian and just takes me there.
MUSIC MY DAUGHTER AND I BOND OVER
JOHN: [Ella, 12] and I love the Black Eyed Peas and Sergio Mendes. That's what's playing at the pool.
OLIVIA: [Chloe, 26, and I like] "[Somewhere] Over the Rainbow"-she loved The Wizard of Oz-and we sang it together on one of my tours.
JOHN: For [Kelly Preston] and me, it's our wedding song-the theme from A Man and a Woman.
OLIVIA: My husband, John Easterling, and I were married on a mountaintop in Peru. Our wedding song was a flute and a conch shell! But "our" song is "I Know You're Out There Somewhere" by the Moody Blues. It captures how we felt before we found each other.
GO-TO KARAOKE SONG
JOHN: Never [done] it.
OLIVIA: Anything by the Beatles. I love touring Japan because you can rent a private [karaoke] room!
- CONTRIBUTORS Joey Bartolomeo,
- Jennifer Garcia,
- Oliver Jones,
- Raha Lewis,
- Marisa Laudadio,
- with Philip Boucher,
- Melody Chiu.
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