Ashton Kutcher, 33, whose estranged wife, Demi Moore, is 16 years his senior, has been offered a creepy - or supremely enviable - new job.
The New York Daily News says singles website Cougarlife.com, "a dating website for women looking to catch younger men," wants the Dude, Where's My Car? star to be its spokesperson, its hot young ace-in-the-hole. The newspaper says Cougarlife has offered to pay half Ashton's alimony to soon-to-be-ex Demi. One thing: He has to date only cougars - women at least a decade older. He has yet to comment.
L'affaire Alec Baldwin: A mea culpa
Alec Baldwin, who was kicked off an American Airlines flight for various infractions, apologizes to his fellow passengers in a post on the Huffington Post. "It was never my intention to inconvenience anyone with my 'issue' with a certain flight attendant," Alec says.
He gripes some more about American and concludes that air travel across the board has become cheap, cheesy, tawdry. As bad, Alec says, as "a Greyhound bus experience."
Oops, he did it again!
A rep for Greyhound tells TMZ that the bus company is none too pleased that Alec Baldwin used it as a paradigmatic example of shoddiness in travel. "I don't know why he's mentioning Greyhound," says the rep, "but we take pride in our safe and enjoyable service."
Katy Perry sharing her ticket sales
The lovely and talented Katy Perry has raised $175,000 on her sold-out, 122-date California Dreams tour by donating a portion of ticket sales through the Tickets-for-Charity program. The money will benefit a number of causes, including the Children's Health Fund, Generosity Water, and the Humane Society.
Video-game company sues Beyoncé
Vid-game firm Gate Five has been given a go-ahead by the Manhattan Supreme Court to proceed with a $100 mil suit against Beyoncé for allegedly walking away from a contract to develop a dance video game for the company.
John, Paul, George & Ringo art on sale
Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK is hosting an art show and sale featuring works by members of The Beatles, now through Dec. 24 at Montgomery Mall, at the intersection of Routes 309 and 202 in North Wales. Prices range from $5 to $10,000. Info: www.wmgk.com.
Wife and picket fence for Jeff Probst
Survivor babysitter Jeff Probst, 50, on Monday wed Franklin & Bash actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar's ex, Lisa Ann Russell, 40, in a supersecret Lalaland ceremony, People mag has revealed. Probst was previously wed to Shelley Wright. Last year, Probst, an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church, presided over the Jenna Fischer-Lee Kirk wedding. We do not know if he officiated at his own wedding.
Tidbits 'n' pieces
The Wall Street Journal says NBC suits are talking to Ryan Seacrest as a replacement for Matt Lauer, if the longtime Today cohost, whose contract ends soon, were to decide to leave. . . . Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz, whose marriage lasted about three years, have finalized their divorce. Terms have not been released. . . . The regally sexy Regina King (Southland) and Descendants star Judy Greer will announce nominees for the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild awards Wednesday at 9 a.m. It'll air live on TNT and stream on tbs.com. . . . Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell, 53, has filed for divorce from hubby of nine years, Charles Askegard, says the New York Post. Bushnell claims her hub cheated on her with his fellow New York City Ballet dancer Georgina Pazcoguin. . . . Jodie Foster's estranged dad, Lucius Foster, 89, could get up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday after his conviction on 21 counts of grand theft for cheating poor and elderly people out of $130,000. He took the money as down payments for new L.A. houses he never intended to construct. . . . Angelina Jolie reportedly has lost a near-dangerous amount of weight, but not out of vanity, says Us Weekly. My good friend Anonymous Source tells the mag that Angie, who is a U.N. goodwill ambassador, "puts herself on fasts to make statements for the children she visits" in Third World countries. Adds Source, "She says, 'If they can't eat, I can't eat.' "
Coldplay to play Philly in 2012
Gwyneth Paltrow's hub, Chris Martin, will bring his lil' garage band, Coldplay, to the Wells Fargo Center in Philly on July 5, 2012, as part of a 21-date North American tour. Tix go on sale Dec. 17. Info: 1-800-745-3000, www.Ticketmaster.com, or www.coldplay.com.
Another lady leaves WUSL
RadioInfo.com reports that midday DJ Shamara and urban social-networks manager Taz Anderson have both departed WUSL Power 99 (98.9-FM). Last week, the station fired morning star Tarsha "Jonesy" Jones after a woman filed a lawsuit claiming Jonesy defamed her on air.
War declares war on Hall of Fame
Warbler Howard Scott tells TMZ he's mad that his funk band War was snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. "[I] felt like I was kicked in the back of my britches," he says. Scott is ticked that War lost out to the Beastie Boys. Heck, "they sampled War's music on their first album?! I'll eat their platinum records!"