Paula Deen, the butter queen, will continue to spread her Southern style on television... but perhaps not as thick.
After revealing that she has Type 2 diabetes in January, Deen is ready to move on and promote her slightly less fatty cuisine. Just don't expect her to throw out that tub of butter completely.
"I am who I am. But what I will be doing is offering up lighter versions of my recipes," the Food Network star told The Associated Press at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival on Friday. "I will have a broader platform now, trying to do something for everybody. But you know, I'm Southern by roots. I was taught [to cook] by my grandmother and nothing I can do would change that."
Emilie de Ravin
Emilie de Ravin has signed on with an ABC drama pilot, but it's not Beauty and the Beast.
The former Lost star has joined the cast of Americana, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Dictator
The Dictator has won!
The Acadmy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited Sacha Baron Cohen to attend Sunday night's Oscar ceremony dressed as his title character in the upcoming film The Dictator, Deadline reports. This decision reverses the Academy's previous stance banning attendees using the red carpet for "stunting" or self-promotion. Baron Cohen had originally planned on walking the Oscars red carpet as the fictional Admiral General Aladeen.
Jessica Simpson might be carrying pregnancy weight, but viewers will see a slimmer version of the singer when her reality competition show Fashion Star premieres in March.
"I wasn't pregnant when we shot it. It will be amazing to see myself with a waistline," she said on a call Thursday, according to US Weekly. "I'll be like a big blob sitting on the couch watching myself thin."
Dustin Clare, Spartacus: Vengeance
Gannicus! Gannicus! Gannicus! The original Champion of Capua returns to Spartacus: Vengeance on Friday (10/9c, Starz), and like the last time he entered that arena, many will die. But will they perish at his hand?
Barack Obama probably isn't laughing at comedian David Cross' confession of misconduct at the White House.
In an interview with Playboy, Cross admits he snorted cocaine 65 feet away from the President at 2009's White House Correspondents' Dinner, EW reports.
Daniel von Bargen
Seinfeld actor Daniel von Bargen, who's best known for playing George Costanza's boss Mr. Kruger in the sitcom, is in critical condition after a failed suicide attempt earlier this week, TMZ reports.