Wednesday gossip roundup: ‘Lost’ feud as Dominic Monaghan says Matthew Fox beats women

Dominic Monaghan and Matthew Fox during 45th Monte Carlo Television Festival.

There seems to be no love lost between former “Lost” co-stars Dominic Monaghan and Matthew Fox. When asked by a fan about Fox, who was arrested for driving under the influence earlier this month and was sued for assaulting a bus driver last year, Monaghan bluntly responded, “He beats women. Not isolated incidents. Often.” When another fan pointed out that Monaghan was making quite a strong accusation, he responded, “An accusation is when you ‘claim’ someone did something wrong. I know.”

When Britney Spears was initially approached for her new gig as a judge on “the X Factor,” she reportedly had one specific demand: that she make more than Jennifer Lopez did for her first season as a judge on “American Idol,” according to Hollyscoop. Spears’ first salary demand was $20 million, sources say, while Lopez earned $12 million for when she joined “Idol.” Whether or not besting Lopez was a motivation for Spears, that’s what she got, as Spears ended up agreeing to a $15 million payday. A source connected to “the X Factor” insists the story isn’t true.

Paris Hilton is reportedly single again, having been dumped by her boyfriend of around six months, DJ AfroJack, according to Radar Online. “Afrojack had moved into Paris’ Beverly Hills mansion earlier this year, and the two got very serious, very fast,” a source says of the DJ, who also reportedly helped Hilton with her upcoming album. “Paris was smitten with him, but Afrojack just wanted to have fun and not be exclusive with anyone. He is on the road practically every day performing in clubs all over the world, and he just isn’t ready to settle down, whereas Paris is.”

Prince William is weighing whether or not to take on another tour with the Royal Air Force or stay and both Catherine and I are looking forward to having a family in the future.” Meanwhile, William’s younger brother, Harry, admits he’s had his mind on settling down for quite a while. “I’ve longed for kids since I was very, very young,” Harry tells Couric. “And so I’m just waiting to find the right person, someone who’s willing to take on the job.”

Blake Lively is getting ready to say goodbye to “Gossip Girl,” the show that made her a star. “I think the best way to describe it is like someone who really enjoyed high school, and is like I’m a senior and I can’t wait for the next thing,” she tells Bullett magazine. “As an actor who plays a caricature of myself on the show, I don’t think I’d say, ‘Watch Gossip Girl for my best quality of work.’ But I am very lucky to have had that experience.” But shouldn’t Lively be worried about how her coworkers might take her remarks, especially with work starting on the show’s final season this summer? I’m not in the business of trying to win the approval of my cast members, my director or my audience,” she insists.

Charlize Theron has been adjusting to parenting in a lot of ways, but that doesn’t mean she’s toned down her notoriously foul language. “A lot of people have sent me these children’s books, and there’s this amazing book, a best-seller called ‘Go the F— to Sleep,’” Theron tells MTV News. “This book was good for me because it made me realize that I don’t need to judge myself right now.” One thing she has gotten the hang of, though, is changing diapers. “I love it! I’ve got to tell you, I’m available for other babies’ diapers to be changed. I can do it in my sleep now,” Theron says. “I’m so good.”



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Local

De Blasio, Bratton defend city's efforts after Eric…

Mayor Bill de Blasio justified the city's response to the death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while in police custody earlier this month.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

MLB

Joe Torre: I'm in Hall of Fame because…

Joe Torre spent 18 years putting together a near Hall of Fame career as a player. But it was the 12 years he spent as…

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.