Jon Gosselin’s new gig… Are the Rosie Perez rumors untrue?… Nicolas Cage goes after Osama Bin Laden… Lindsay Lohan’s rare and incurable virus… and Jesse Ventura tells it like it is
Ever since Jon Gosselin decided to leave his wife Kate, he’s been hustling for cash. For the past five years, he’s installed solar panels and created apps and waited tables…he even went on VH1’s Couples Therapy with his girlfriend, who is now his EX-girlfriend. But now he thinks he found his THING. Jon Gosselin is a DJ. Yes, you can book DJ Jon Gosselin — that’s his fancy DJ name — for your next party. He says right now he’s doing about 12 to 15 gigs a month around Pennsylvania. Jon is taking this very seriously. But the one gig he won’t take? Weddings. He told People that he tried it a couple of times, but “The brides get pissed. I’ve been at people’s weddings and then their guests start taking pictures of me and it’s not good. It’s an uncomfortable situation.”
Reps for ABC and Rosie Perez say that rumors she has been fired from The View are completely untrue. She will be back on the show on February 3.
Nicolas Cage will play a regular guy who decides to go after Osama Bin Laden in a movie being directed by Borat director Larry Charles. Army of One is loosely based on Chris Heath’s GQ magazine article about Gary Faulkner — a Colorado construction worker who took it upon himself to find Osama Bin Laden.
Lindsay Lohan says she came down with a rare and incurable virus called chikungunya while vacationing in Bora Bora in December. Apparently, she’s been suffering from unbearable pain and high fever and was admitted to the hospital in London for treatment. TMZ is reporting that Lindsay was released last night because her fever broke, but her joint pain is still intense. They’ve referred her to a specialist.
On his podcast, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura insisted that Chris Kyle’s family “hasn’t suffered one dime of monetary loss” because of his defamation lawsuit against the late Navy SEAL. Jesse claims that Chris falsely accused him of saying he hates America and that the SEALs “deserve to lose a few” in the war. A jury awarded him $1.8 million in damages — $500K for defamation and $1.3 million for unjust enrichment. He said he refused to settle because, to him, it wasn’t about the money. It was about the truth. He said, “The jury gave me what they felt I was damaged. The majority of that money is going to my attorney. Again, this will cost the Kyle family nothing for the lie that was written about me.” Jesse also claims Chris’ widow had her expenses “paid entirely from a giant insurance company.” But a lawyer for the Kyle estate says this is a premature assumption. He said, “At present, the insurance company’s position is that it would only cover $500K of the judgment if the judgment becomes final. That position leaves the Estate at risk for the remaining $1.3 million if the judgment becomes final.”