EMMA WATSON REPLACES EMMA STONE IN LITTLE WOMEN: Greta Gerwig’s Little Women is swapping Emmas. Emma Stone is being replaced by Emma Watson (the switcheroo reportedly happened due to scheduling complications). Stone was set to play Meg, TBD if Watson will take on the role. Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern and Timothee Chalamet are negotiating their roles; Meryl Streep has been cast as Aunt March.
WOMAN FILES SUIT AGAINST MARIO BATALI: A woman has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Mario Batali in Massachusetts court. Natali Tene made her allegations against Batali earlier this year, and other women also shared their stories of Batali groping them. This is the first suit against Batali, though multiple women have accused him of harassment and abuse. In May, the NYPD opened an investigation against him.
GWYNETH PALTROW PREPS FOR WEDDING AT CLINIC: Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted at Long Island’s New York Center for Innovative Medicine, a center known for its holistic treatment of Lyme disease, Page Six reports. The founder, Dr. Thomas Szulc, has also been featured on her website Goop for his "energy balancing" procedures. She is reportedly making the visit before her wedding to producer Brad Falchuk on Labor Day, and according to the gossip site, he joined Paltrow at the clinic.
TIM CONWAY SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA AT 84: The 84-year-old Carol Burnett Show’s Tim Conway is suffering from dementia, according to court documents obtained by People and The Blast. His daughter Kelly, 56, has filed documents claiming Conway’s wife Charlene is "planning to move him out of the excellent skilled nursing facility he is currently at" and place him in one that won’t give him access to "registered nurses at all times and his 24-hour caregiver and speech therapist (to help with swallowing)." The documents also state that the disease has progressed so far, he is almost "entirely unresponsive." Conway has seven children between two women, Mary Anne Dalton and Charlene.
DID KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY TRY TO HIDE PURCHASE OF APARTMENT? Comic Keegan-Michael Key plonked down $5.2 million on an apartment in Manhattan’s "Jenga Tower," Page Six reports. But he tried to keep the purchase under wraps by listing it under the name of his new wife, producer and director Elisa Key, whom he married in June.
ASHLEY BENSON WASN’T PAID FOR SPRING BREAKERS: Pretty Little Liars star and rumored Cara Delevingne girlfriend Ashley Benson tells InStyle she never earned anything for her role in 2012’s Spring Breakers … and she’s totally OK with that. She explains, "One film that I didn't get paid for—really, at all—was Spring Breakers, which turned out to be one of my favorite projects I've ever done. In the indie film world, I would rather get paid next to nothing to work with someone like Harmony Korine and have an amazing experience and the outcome be an incredible film I'm really proud of." The film co-starred Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine and James Franco. She can next be seen with Delevingne, Amber Heard and Elisabeth Moss in Her Smell.
MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY ADOPT DOG: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed a new member to their clan, People reports. The pair adopted a Labrador pup in the early summer. Their new BFF joins Meghan’s beagle, Guy. She had to leave one of her dogs, a rescue, behind in Toronto with friends when she got engaged to Harry, so now Guy will have a new canine to kick around with.
ROBIN LEACH DIES AT 76: Robin Leach, the veteran entertainment journalist behind Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous has died at age 76. He suffered a stroke in Cabo San Lucas, and has been in the hospital since November 21st.
LISA FLEMING DIES ATE AGE 50: My 600-Lb Life star Lisa Fleming died at age 50. When she was featured on the TLC show she weighed 704 pounds. On the show, she lost 200 pounds after undergoing weight-loss surgery, and for the first time in years, was able to stand on her own. Her daughter Danielle told TMZ that her death was not related to her weight.