Simon Cowell claims he had the first crack at Mariah Carey, but he chose Britney Spears instead, because Mariah would be better off on a "more gentle" show like "American Idol". But Simon and Britney went on "Ellen" yesterday and she asked if they ever had any trouble giving negative feedback? Check that out at 2:12. Also, Simon has reportedly hired Khloe Kardashian to host "X Factor" but Fox has not offered the contract yet.
"True Blood" co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are parents. Anna gave birth to their twins, but that's really all we know at this point. Their rep says, "We can confirm that Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer recently welcomed their twins into the world. The babies were born a few weeks early, but are in good health and both Mom and Dad are overjoyed." These are Anna's first children. Stephen has a 12-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter from previous relationships. He and Anna got married in August of 2010. He's 42, she's 30.
Kristen Stewart was at the Toronto Film Festival, and in the Hot Couple Alert is right, she has found her rebound man. After bumping into each other and chatting for just 20 minutes, James Franco apparently became "smitten" with Kristen. Though "there was a lot of flirting and Kristen was overjoyed by the attention" from a "gushing" Franco, a source says, she apparently turned down Franco's request for a date. An undeterred Franco plans to keep pursuing her, and Stewart "is mulling over the idea," the source says.
Chris Brownwas in L.A. last week, hosting a back-to-school festival for children in a domestic violence program. That’s great, right? Well it got better cause an ice cream truck pulled up and Chris whipped out his wallet and wad of cash, and bought every single kid there an ice cream bar. Granted, it was only a few hundred dollars, but it’s something nice that those kids will never forget.