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The daily gossip: George Clooney and Stacy Keibler might be breaking up, and more
5 top pieces of celebrity gossip — from the possible public debut of North West to London's giant, terrifying new Colin Firth statue
George Clooney returns to being America's boyfriend.
George Clooney returns to being America's boyfriend. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

1. George Clooney and Stacy Keibler might be breaking up
In news that's sure to shock anyone that has never read anything about George Clooney's love life, the Descendants star is reportedly on the verge of a breakup with his girlfriend of two years, Stacey Keibler. According to TMZ, a source close to the couple said that their "hectic schedules" have "caused the two to grow apart." The source added that while Clooney and Keibler haven't officially called it quits, a breakup is looming on the horizon — unless, of course, they're faking their troubles as the first step in an elaborate plan to knock off three Las Vegas casinos. [TMZ]
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2. Kris Jenner hints that North West might show up on her talk show
Departing from her typically ironclad commitment to her family's privacy, Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner has hinted that North West, the newborn offspring of her daughter Kim and Kanye West, may make her public debut on Jenner's upcoming Fox talk show Kris. "I think that we show so much of our lives on TV anyway that it’s just… You are going to see other side to all of us — including the kids, who will be on from time to time," said Jenner in an interview on The Today Show. Consider yourselves warned in advance, America. [Radar Online]
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3. Giant Colin Firth statue emerges from a lake in Hyde Park
How best to pay tribute to Colin Firth's legendarily heart-stopping performance as Mr. Darcy in the BBC's 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice? By turning him into an enormous, menacing fiberglass monster emerging from a lake in London's Hyde Park! The Independent reported that the eerie plexiglass statue will tour a number of locations before being installed in London's Lyme Park, where it can presumably be revived at any time when someone is needed to battle Godzilla. [The Independent]
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4. CBS decided to air those offensive Big Brother comments after all
After realizing that the racist and homophobic comments made on an internet live stream by some of this year's Big Brother contestants attracted more media attention than Big Brother has earned in years, CBS decided to air the offending scenes within an episode during a special segment on Sunday. The remarks, which included slurs directed at both homosexuals and Asian-Americans, have resulted in the firings of contestants Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman from their normal places of employment — but not from Big Brother, which can exploit them for higher ratings instead. [Fox News]
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5. James Cameron doesn't think Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel should have been in 3D
Echoing the cries of an angry nation that wishes it could get its five dollars back, Avatar director James Cameron recently stated that he doesn't think recent superhero blockbusters Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel should have been released in 3D. "It's one thing to shoot in 3D and another to convert to 3D," said Cameron. He added that he believes "if you spend $150 million on visual effects, the film is already going to be spectacular, perfect" — which goes a long way toward explaining why he decided to run with the Avatar screenplay. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The AtlanticOutside Magazine, and Think Progress.

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