Wilde is a mom
It's a good thing to love your baby.
Olivia Wilde does and she's not afraid to show it: The Rush star is featured in a Glamour mag photo shoot breast-feeding five-month-old son Otis.
"Being shot with Otis is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn't complete without my identity as a mother being a part of that," Wilde tells the mag. "Breast-feeding is the most natural thing. . . . now it feels like Otis should always be on my breast."
Wilde, 30, whose marriage with Tao Ruspoli ended in 2011, made her son with fiance Jason Sudeikis. Her relationship with Tao may have failed, she says, but it matured her. "I really grew up with my first husband," says Wilde. "Now I'm in a much wiser, more centered place in life."
So when's her wedding with Jason?
"We're engaged, but no specific plans yet," she tells Glamour. "In many ways, a child is more of a commitment."
Sex 'n' '50 Shades'
50 Shades of Grey won't be out 'til Valentine's Day, but already we are awash with hype about its mega-hyper-super-meta-über-sexual content.
Lucy Hale, the 25-year-old Pretty Little Liars star who failed to secure the lead role (it went to Dakota Johnson) says even the audition was dripping in sex.
Well, the verbal kind at least.
"That audition was so uncomfortable! It's exactly what you thought it would be: a big monologue but very, very sexual," the Memphis native tells Cosmo. "There were some things that I was so embarrassed to be reading out loud."
CNN: A bitin' good time
CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon allegedly has a nasty habit . . . of biting people when she gets drunk. Charles Simons and Tracy Lamar, two employees of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, filed suit Monday against Damon and CNN, claiming that on July 19, they were providing her medical aid when the "seriously intoxicated" Emmy-winner bit them on the embassy grounds. Man, that must have hurt. Actually, they say she bit their forearms. They also say CNN knew about this tendency in Damon, who has apologized and said in an e-mail that she is "beyond embarrassed."
- John Timpane
Mighty Rivers of scorn
Again with CNN, Joan Rivers has a vendetta of sorts with anchor Fredericka Whitfield. About a month ago, the lovely Whitfield had the loony Rivers on Newsroom to discuss Rivers' new book, Diary of a Mad Diva, and when Whitfield said some of Rivers' material was "mean," Rivers took off her wire and left the show. Live! Since then, Whitehead has blogged that Rivers just can't take tough questions, and Tuesday on Access Hollywood Live, Rivers said Whitfield has no idea how to interview comedians. Get out the popcorn - this may keep on going.
- John Timpane
Gossip petits fours
Oh, yum, yum: Joe Jonas is back on the market! The Jonas Brothers alum has broken up with Blanda Eggenschwiler after 20 months, Us Weekly and People report. . . . CBS is eyeing British actor-comedian James Corden, 35, to replace Scotsman Craig Ferguson as host of the Late Late Show, say Wrap.com and the Hollywood Reporter. Corden's work includes the award-winning Brit sitcom Gavin & Stacey and the Broadway show One Man, Two Guvnors. . . . Sherri Shepherd, 47, is a mom! The surrogate mother carrying her child has given birth to a boy. But will the View co-host, who has split with hub Lamar Sally, be part of the baby's life? The baby was conceived using Sally's sperm but not Shepherd's egg, and TMZ says Sally, 43, wants to raise the boy himself. . . . Vampire Diaries dish Ian Somerhalder and new girlfriend Nikki Reed recently adopted a horse together, says the New York Daily News.