Ellen DeGeneres Sitcom Picked Up By NBC

NBC has officially picked up a new sitcom from Daytime Talk Show giant Ellen DeGeneres. The currently untitled single-camera comedy, is being written by Lauren Pomerantz, the senior writer for DeGeneres’ daytime talk show. Ellen will join Pomerantz on executive producer duties for the sitcom, which focuses on a successful and independent 32-year-old woman who, convinced she is certain to die alone, seeks the advice of those around her to reassure her that living as a singleton was the right choice.

This latest sale is the second in quick succession for DeGeneres and A Very Good Production; only last season, NBC bought the comedy The Smart One, another Ellen-produced show, in a bidding war.

ABC later picked up the project for a pilot, which will star Ellen’s wife, Portia De Rossi, as a “brilliant and successful woman who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister – a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big-city Mayor.”

Eva Longoria & Mark Sanchez Are Officially Dating

All of the rumors that have been swirling around about Eva Longoria and Mark Sanchez have officially been confirmed. The Desperate Housewives star and the New York Jets Quarterback have been seen out frequently together. The actress confirmed on “Extra” with “Mark and I are, you know, fine. We’re happy just dating,” admitted Longoria to friend and host Mario Lopez after he confronted her with the Sept. 11 issue of The Post with their photos and the headline “Mark and Eva celebrate” on the cover.

Lady Gaga Gets Tattooed In Front Of Live Audience At Fragrance Launch

Lady Gaga, along with the Haus Laboratories in Paris, Steven Klein and perfume giant Coty Inc., threw a black tie masquerade-themed party to celebrate her new fragrance, Fame (y’know, the one with the black liquid) last night. Held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the fete was packed with an odd mix of fashion heavyweights (Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs), a smattering of random celebs (Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Yoko Ono) and a lot of people who looked like they didn’t belong at all, save for their curiosity to see Gaga in the flesh. (We obviously fell into the latter group.) Everyone in attendance got the opportunity to see her get a tattoo on the back of her recently shaved head. The night continued with more “oddness” as celebrities and fans alike watched Gaga sleep in an enclosure shaped like the bottle of her new fragrance.

Kate Middleton Topless Photos Start UK Scandal

Photos were published today in a well known French magazine of Prince William’s wife Kate sunbathing topless at a private house in southern France, prompting a strong condemnation from the royal family.
Officials said the royal family was considering legal action for a “grotesque and totally unjustifiable” invasion of privacy in the same country where William’s mother Princess Diana died while fleeing paparazzi.
The couple was “saddened” by the use of the photos, which appear genuine, royal officials said.
The revealing pictures of Kate in Closer, a popular gossip magazine, were blurry and shot from a distance. The publication claimed they were taken on a guesthouse terrace in France where the couple vacationed earlier this month. The first major press incident involving William and Kate brought back memories of Diana being hounded by paparazzi in France in the hours and days before her fatal car crash there in 1997.
Royal officials, who demanded anonymity in line with palace policy, condemned the decision to publish the images. “Their Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them,” a St. James’s Palace official in London said. “The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to the Duke and Duchess for being so.”
The palace official said representatives of the couple were consulting with lawyers. The royal family is outraged and feels that the magazine has gone to far.

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West: Fashion Week New York

Every season the celebrity attendance has been increasing for New York’s Fashion Week, from actresses like Kate Bosworth and Kirsten Dunst to swimming superstar Ryan Lochte. But it wasn’t till the second to last day of Fashion Week that the real star power arrived: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The pair surprised everyone at Wednesday evening’s Marchesa show, watching the runway intently from front row seats beside Tyra Banks. We were pretty psyched to see them there, namely because Kim was wearing an explosive feather confection while Yeezy was bravely rocking the double denim (were these two even dressing for the same event?) Then, within the hour, the pair did a costume change and showed up at the Louise Goldin show, with Kim sporting a cute varsity jacket. (Goldin, if you recall, is the British designer who helped Kanye launch his own womenswear line last year.) Kim seemed to enjoy herself, tweeting, “Marchesa show was beyond beautiful!!!!” Kanye was silent on Twitter but was no doubt singing Marchesa and Louise Goldin’s praises in ALL CAPS in his head.