Michael Loccisano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Days after denying it had made any hiring decisions, The View announced Thursday that Rosie O’Donnell is indeed returning to the ABC daytime talk show next season.

“It’s official! ABC confirms Rosie O’Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18,” the show tweeted.

The announcement comes just days after a spokesperson for the show told ABC News, “We have no announcement to make and we are weeks away from making any type of announcement about anything pertaining to the show.”

O’Donnell was a co-host on the Emmy Award-winning talk show from 2006 to 2007. During her stint, O’Donnell carried on a feud with Donald Trump, and often bumped heads with then co-panelist Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck, a current co-host on Fox & Friends, interrupted her vacation on Wednesday to call into the Fox morning show to express her displeasure with O’Donnell’s return, which at that point was simply a rumor.

“I know Rosie very well. We worked together quite closely,” Hasselbeck said. “Talk about not securing the border. Here in comes to The View the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network, and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there.”

The View may have more announcements in the future as it is on the lookout for new faces to replace the departing Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. The two announced last month they were leaving the show; those announcements followed the retirement of View creator Barbara Walters in May.

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Michael Loccisano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Days after denying it had made any hiring decisions, The View announced Thursday that Rosie O’Donnell is indeed returning to the ABC daytime talk show next season.

“It’s official! ABC confirms Rosie O’Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18,” the show tweeted.

The announcement comes just days after a spokesperson for the show told ABC News, “We have no announcement to make and we are weeks away from making any type of announcement about anything pertaining to the show.”

O’Donnell was a co-host on the Emmy Award-winning talk show from 2006 to 2007. During her stint, O’Donnell carried on a feud with Donald Trump, and often bumped heads with then co-panelist Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck, a current co-host on Fox & Friends, interrupted her vacation on Wednesday to call into the Fox morning show to express her displeasure with O’Donnell’s return, which at that point was simply a rumor.

“I know Rosie very well. We worked together quite closely,” Hasselbeck said. “Talk about not securing the border. Here in comes to The View the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network, and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there.”

The View may have more announcements in the future as it is on the lookout for new faces to replace the departing Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. The two announced last month they were leaving the show; those announcements followed the retirement of View creator Barbara Walters in May.

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Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(NEW YORK) — Zoe Saldana has revealed why she married her husband, Italian artist Marco Perago, months after her breakup from Bradley Cooper.

“I was finally able to spend time without being in a relationship and even though, it was a short period of time, it was beautiful,” she told Fashion magazine’s August issue. “Where I lost that fear of being alone. It was bliss.”

The Avatar star, 36, split with her former fiancé, entrepreneur Keith Britton, after 11 years at the end of 2011. Soon after, she was linked to her The Words co-star, Cooper.

Though Saldana never confirmed nor denied their relationship, the pair was spotted off and on through 2012.

Then, in May 2013, Saldana was seen kissing Perago at a Star Trek Into Darkness after-party. It didn’t take long for her to realize she’d found her soul mate.

“I met my partner when I was in really a beautiful place in my life. It was like I found all my answers with him not in him,” she told the Canadian publication. “I was finding my answers on my own.”

Saldana also had some advice for younger women who think they already have all the answers.

“Whenever these young women come and they just want to take everything all at once, just because they’re younger and their a**es are harder and plumper, you kind of go, ‘Child, sit down. Yes, you’re beautiful but listen to these 1, 2, 3s. 1. Don’t hike up your skirt too much. 2. I’m pretty sure you’re intelligent so act like it. 3. Read a book,’” she said.

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Sonia Recchia/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Once again, there are rumors that Eva Mendes is expecting a baby with longtime boyfriend Ryan Gosling.

According to OK! Magazine, Mendes is seven months pregnant.

“She’s been ready for motherhood for a while now, and to be sharing this experience with Ryan is a dream come true for her!” a source told the magazine.

“Ryan grew up without a dad, so he always said when he had kids, he’d be there no matter what,” a source said. “This is it for him.”

The magazine reports that now that the couple is expecting, Mendes wants to get married, too. However, Gosling isn’t totally on board with that plan. “Ryan doesn’t think they need to marry just because they are having a baby, but Eva believes it’s important to have their lives fully intertwined,” a source explained.

This isn’t the first time Mendes has battled pregnancy rumors. In February, she went on the defense during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She told host Ellen DeGeneres that the baby rumors started after she “didn’t want to go through the scanners at the airport.” Mendes explained, “You know those X-ray scanners, which are really creepy? They basically see you naked, right? And not only that, but there’s a radiation aspect to it, so I always opt out. I always ask for a personal patdown.”

Gosling and Mendes have reportedly been dating off and on since September 2011.
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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABC(NEW YORK) — Nicki Minaj is ready to change her look again. Despite being praised for her more natural appearance these days, the rapper has no intention of continuing her made-under look.

“Not sure if I’ll continue with it. In fact, I’m sure I won’t,” she said during an interview with Glamour. “I’ll mix it up. It’s just how I feel at the moment.”

Although she didn’t say if she plans to resort to her wild wigs, the rapper adds that she’s “inspired by anything and anyone I see.”

Nicki, who is promoting her new scent Minajesty Exotic Edition, says that the fragrance is “exotic, flirtatious and glamorous.” It will be available on the Home Shopping Network this Friday, July 11.

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Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sigourney Weaver and other actors from Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi thriller Alien have provided their voices and likenesses to the upcoming video game Alien: Isolation, due from SEGA on Oct. 7.

Weaver will reprise her role of butt-kicking alien fighter Ellen Ripley in the game.

The likenesses and voices of Alien co-stars Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and Yaphet Kotto will also be featured. The likeness of Ian Holm will be included to accompany a sound-alike voice.

Alistair Hope, the creative lead on the game, wrote in a post on the SEGA blog, “It was important to us to have the key original cast members reprise their roles in order to perfectly capture the atmosphere of the movie. For some of the original cast, this is their first appearance in an Alien video game. Seeing them reprise those roles after 35 years was an unforgettable experience.”

The cast will be featured in exclusive pre-order bonus missions. Alien: Isolation will be released for all major gaming platforms.

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(NEW YORK) — It’s no secret that daytime talk show host Wendy Williams made a lot of enemies during her 23-year stint in radio thanks to her no-holds-barred style. R&B singer Olivia, who was on the receiving end of Williams’ stinger, writes in her new book Release Me: My Life, My Words that she still hasn’t forgiven Williams for comments made in 2007 when she was dropped from 50 Cent’s G Unit Records.

“I loathe that woman…like there’s no better word,” Olivia told ABC News Radio recently.

“Because it was so hurtful the things that she said when I left the Unit. Like the things that she pulled from the air to try to make up. [I was] like, ‘Damn, ma. That’s how you feel about another strong black woman?'” Olivia continued.

Olivia said she turned to fellow singer Brandy for help in navigating her relationship with Williams. Brandy had patched things up with Williams in late 2012 when she appeared on The Wendy Williams Show, her hit syndicated daytime talk show, to promote her latest album, Two Eleven. Still, Olivia said she may never appear on her show because she hasn’t learned to forgive her just yet.

“I have been searching to try to release that energy because I know it’s not good for the person who’s holding on to the energy,” Olivia added. “It’s not good for us.”

Release Me: My Life, My Words is in stores now.

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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif.) — Musician and actor Frank Stallone — the younger brother of Sylvester Stallone — checked himself into rehab at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, over the weekend to get help for alcohol abuse.

Stallone’s manager, Randi Siegel, tells People magazine in a statement, “With the support of his friends and family, Frank is taking a much needed break from his professional activities to regroup and focus on his health and well-being.”

The statement continues, “This opportunity will enable him to move forward in his career from a solid foundation.”

A rep for Stallone’s famous brother stated, “Sylvester Stallone supports his brother’s decision and this process.”

Frank Stallone is best known for the song “Far From Over” from the Saturday Night Fever sequel Staying Alive, which was directed by Sylvester Stallone.

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Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS(NEW YORK) — Unforgettable star Poppy Montgomery revealed on Wednesday night’s Late Show she is expecting her third child — a baby boy.

Montgomery, 39, told David Letterman, “I’m expecting! I’m far down the road of expecting.”

The Australian-American actress subsequently elaborated, “Well, I’m six months pregnant, and I’ve been hiding it until this very moment. No, I’ve been filming my show, I’ve been doing all my stunts and running and leaping, but I haven’t told anybody because I didn’t want them to treat me differently, but I do. I want people to give me their seats. I want them to open doors.”

This will be Montgomery’s second child with her husband, Microsoft executive Shawn Sanford. They also have a 14-month-old daughter, Violet.

Montgomery has a 6-year-old son, Jackson, from her previous relationship with actor Adam Kaufman. Sanford has two children from his previous marriage.

Regarding Jackson, the actress revealed to Letterman the boy underwent a last-minute name change at the suggestion of the kid’s paternal grandfather, who told the then-in-labor Montgomery, “You can’t call him Jack!” When she asked why, he suggested, “Say ‘Jack Kaufman’ three times fast!” Letterman said the grandfather “saved the kid’s life.”

Unforgettable airs Sunday nights on CBS.

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Photo by Justin Tallis – WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince William was left in stitches Wednesday when his father was described as buff and had no idea what it meant. The father and son were at an event in Covent Garden this morning as the heir to the throne handed over the reigns as president of the Sub Aqua Society to his son.

Prince William will take over the post his father held for the last 40 years and his grandfather held previously.

Chairman of the organization Eugene Farrell described a topless photo of Charles looking “quite buff” in swimming trunks in the 1970’s. Charles was baffled by the expression.

Ever the joker, Prince William teased his father, “Pa you should be pleased!”

Charles seeing the humor retorted, “I know my eldest will now demonstrate his buff credentials.”

William donned a wet suit at a pool in Covent Garden with 8-year-olds in his snorkeling gear, speaking to them about their own experiences diving. He was even challenged to a race by some of the kids, but William — an accomplished swimmer in his own right — let the kids win. William captained his water polo team.

It was a family affair of sorts. Prince Charles fondly recounted how his father, Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh, had taught him to embrace the water and how he threw William in the swimming pool as a young child.

William added, “I hope one day my son George might follow in our footsteps. At the moment bath time is quite painful, but hopefully donning a snorkel and mask might calm him down.”

The pint-sized prince is just weeks away from his first birthday on July 22 and is apparently a handful. Kate shared recently that her son is walking and into everything, but, “more interested in helicopters and anything with wheels.”

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