Neeson out of ‘Hangover 2’

After all the hubbub last year about Liam Neeson taking over for Mel Gibson for a cameo in “The Hangover 2,” it now looks like Neeson himself won’t be in the film. Due to scheduling conflicts, Neeson was unavailable to do reshoots for the film, and so director Todd Phillips was forced to recast the role once again, bringing in director Nick Cassavetes, he tells Variety. “We were in a complete time crunch, so I called up Nick and asked if he would do the part,” Phillips says. “He came in and crushed it, and that is the scene that you will ultimately see in the film.”

No bun in Richie’s oven

Nicole Richie wants to make one thing clear: She is not expecting another child. “Contrary to recent speculation, I am not pregnant,” Richie says, according to People magazine. “This irresponsible reporting continues to feed an atmosphere of self-doubt and insecurity. To publicly point out a change in anyone's body is mean-spirited and cruel. People’s bodies change and change again.”