Desparate Houswives Actor Injured, Most Likley Absent Rest of the Season

We’ve learned Gale Harold, the actor who plays Teri Hatcher’s boyfriend on “Desperate Housewives,” was seriously injured yesterday in a motorcycle accident. And, contrary to what Harold’s rep says, a hospital spokesperson just told us the actor is in “critical condition” and is hoping the actor has a full recovery.

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Marsha Marsha Marsha’s New Book

Maureen McCormick shatters her wholesome “Brady Bunch” image in her autobiography, where she writes about binging on cocaine, trading sex for drugs and battling depression. McCormick, who played Marcia Brady on the classic sitcom, also writes about her romance with her television brother Barry Williams, and dating pop singer Michael Jackson and comedy actor Steve Martin. The actress said that she dated Jackson when he was a member of The Jackson 5 and she was still on “The Brady Bunch

She writes that about the biggest move he put on her was a “gentle peck on the cheek,” and they held hands as they ice skated. McCormick, 52, said that she started sobering up in 1985 and has continued to fight her depression with therapy and medication. The actress has been married to actor Michael Cummings since 1985 and has one child. The book, “Here’s the Story: ,” is now in stores.

Lisa-Marie Presley Has Two More

Lisa Marie Presley and hubby Michael Lockwood welcome twin baby girl. The bundles of joy are the couple’s first children together.

Lisa Marie gave birth by C-section at 2:46pm Oct 7. The babies weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and 5 pounds, 2 ounces. The newborns and mom are happy and healthy and resting at home.

This August, ET broke the news that Lisa Marie, 40, and Michael, 47, were expecting twins. Earlier in March, when news of the pregnancy broke, Priscilla Presley told us she was “ecstatic” at the prospect of becoming a grandmother again.

As it turns out, twins run in the Presley family. Lisa Marie’s legendary dad, Elvis, was a twin, and her mom Priscilla has younger brothers who are twins.

Lisa Marie also has two children with ex-husband Danny Keough.

Britney Driver’s License Trial – On

Britney Spears will go on trial for driving without a license next week rather than accept a plea deal her lawyer says is too harsh. Spears rejected a deal proposed by the Los Angeles city attorney’s office, to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, pay a $150 fine and serve 12 months’ probation. Her lawyer, J. Michael Flanagan, says Spears is receiving tougher treatment than non-celebrity defendants.

Seacrest’s New Reality

Ryan Seacrest’s production company is launching yet another reality show. Momma’s Boys will debut on Wednesday, October 29 from 9 – 10 p.m. on NBC. The series centers on three possessive, yet loving mothers who must help their complacent sons choose the perfect woman – and ultimately poses the question: ‘Who is really the most important woman in every man’s life?’

According to a press release: “Over the course of six weeks, viewers will watch the intense, emotional showdowns and rivalries, as well as the raw, personal moments between mother and son. All of this will unfold as 32 single women – some classy and some brassy – vie for the attention of the three eligible bachelors and their mothers who live with them throughout the series. Momma’s Boys will uncover the conflicts between a mother’s wishes and a son’s desires and reveal the truth about who plays a more crucial role in a young man’s life – his mother or his significant other.”

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Matthew Broderick Back On Broadway

Matthew Broderick will return to Broadway next spring in a revival of “The Philanthropist,” a comedy by English playwright Christopher Hampton. Shades of his successful “Producers” which was also a revival and a comedy.

The Roundabout Theatre Company production, directed by David Grindley, will open April 26, 2009, at the American Airlines Theatre, Todd Haimes, the Roundabout’s artistic director, announced Monday. It will begin preview performances April 10.

Broderick, in his first Broadway appearance since the 2005 revival of “The Odd Couple,” portrays Philip, an insular college professor. Other casting will be announced.

“The Philanthropist” had a 64-performance run on Broadway in 1971 in a production that featured Alec McCowen, Jane Asher and Victor Spinetti.

AP

Miley Hits Milestone

Happy Birthday Hannah! Happy Birthday Miley! Combined, they’re now 32 years old.

Miley Cyrus’ 16th birthday party was more boisterous than sweet. Cyrus celebrated the hallmark birthday at an over-the-top Disneyland celebration Sunday — even though she doesn’t actually turn 16 until Nov. 23. The theme park was closed for the supersized soiree, which included a four-song performance by the teen queen and a fireworks display above Sleeping Beauty Castle and 16 giant inflatable candles.

“Miley is really hard to surprise,” her father Billy Ray Cyrus said at the event.

Organizers estimated over 5,000 people attended the special party, which cost $250 a ticket. On the event’s purple carpet — that’s Cyrus’ favorite color — the “Hannah Montana” star bragged that her parents bought her a new puppy for her birthday. What else does Cyrus want for her birthday? A new car? Perhaps a later curfew?

“My parents shut down Disneyland for me, so I’m good for a while,” Cyrus said.

Cyrus’ father opened up for his daughter with a few of his own songs, including “Achy Breaky Heart.” His daughter donned a white ruffled skirt and jersey-like vest with “Sweet 16″ printed on the back for her truncated concert. At one point, Cyrus boarded a boat in the park’s Rivers of America and crooned such tunes as “Breakout” and “G.N.O.”

Throughout the evening, several popular attractions, such as Big Thunder Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean, remained open to partygoers. Additional activities, like receiving a “Hannah Montana” makeover and playing the upcoming Disney Interactive Studios rhythm video game “Ultimate Band,” were also made available to attendees.

Partygoers ogled celebrities roaming around the park throughout the party. David Archuleta and his entourage skipped the line to ride Space Mountain. Jennie Garth and her family ducked out before the fireworks display capping the celebration. Other stars in attendance included Steve Carell, Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Disney used the event to promote their upcoming “What Will You Celebrate?” marketing initiative, which encourages tourists to take “celebration vacations” with their families. Beginning in 2009, guests at Disneyland and Walt Disney World in Florida can gain free theme park admission on their birthday with a valid ID and proof of birth date.

Over at Disney’s California Adventure, Disneyland’s sister theme park, an entirely different celebration was occurring during the Sweet 16 event: the 11th annual Gay Days Anaheim, an unofficial gathering of gays and lesbians at the Disneyland Resort. Event producer Jeffrey Epstein said Cyrus’ affair didn’t conflict with Gay Days Anaheim.

“We’re happy to share our big weekend with Miley,” said Epstein. “While it may be a small world after all, we think it’s big enough for both groups to have a blast.”

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Howard Stern Marries Longtime Girlfriend

Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky are one.

I can’t wait to marry Howard,“ she told Newsday before the ceremony at Manhattan’s tony Le Cirque restaurant, adding, „I know, everyone laughs!“

The bride wore a white chiffon gown with cutaway back and sides. Officiating at the ceremony was actor Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa’s husband and an ordained minister.

The 180 guests included Joan Rivers, Barbara Walters, Billy Joel, Steve Schirripa, Chevy Chase, Tommy Mottola, and Donald and Melania Trump.

They dined on tuna tataki, scrambled eggs with white truffles and striped bass with caviar – washed down with wine and champagne. Songwriter Phoebe Snow serenaded the newlyweds with „You Send Me,“ and Joel crooned „The Stranger.“

„It’s a nice feeling that we get along great,“ he said in 2006. „We’re very happy, and I don’t want to (blank) it up.“

Stern told listeners he surprised Ostrosky with an engagement ring in February 2007 – while they were naked in bed.

During his first marriage, he boasted of his fidelity while hosting strippers and porn stars on his show.

Stern and his wife of 21 years, Alison Berns, had three daughters before divorcing in 2001. Their romance inspired his film „Private Parts.“

Melissa Etheridge To Marry Girlfriend Tammy

LOS ANGELES – Melissa Etheridge will wed girlfriend Tammy Lynn Michaels, the singer told celebrity television show “Extra” ahead of California’s vote next month on whether to strip same-sex couples of the right to marry.

“Yes, we have four children and we’re trying to find the right time,” Etheridge said when asked about marriage in an interview set to air on Wednesday night.

Back in May, the California Supreme Court granted same-sex couples the right to marry, but residents opposing the decision have organized a proposition calling for an amendment to the state’s constitution that would ban gay marriage.

Voters will cast their ballots in November’s election on whether or not to support the proposition.

Etheridge, 47, whose rock hits include “Come to My Window” and “I’m the Only One,” has for years been one of the most high-profile celebrities to live openly as a lesbian.

A spokeswoman for Etheridge was not immediately available.

Reuters

Ed McMahon Has More Trouble

Court documents show a company founded by Merv Griffin is suing Ed McMahon for a $100,000 loan it claims has gone unpaid.

The Griffin Group Inc. claims it loaned the money to McMahon, Johnny Carson’s sidekick on the “Tonight” show, in 2005. The company filed the suit on Thursday and states that none of the loan has been repaid.

McMahon’s publicist didn’t directly address the lawsuit, instead asking, “Anybody wanna buy a nice house in The Summit?”

The quote is an allusion to McMahon’s hilltop home, which is facing foreclosure. The former pitchman also faces numerous other lawsuits filed on behalf of creditors.

Griffin, the longtime talk-show host who created “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune,” died in 2007.

The lawsuit is seeking repayment of the money, with interest and attorney fees.

AP