Oscar winner Jodie Foster plans to tell her beloved sons who their father is when they turn 21, the mother of the star's best friend claimed last Tuesday. The usually fiercely private actress, 50, was the talk of the Golden Globes last Sunday night after she openly discussed her sexuality and made a moving tribute to her former girlfriend and co-parent Cydney Bernard. Watching on proudly were her two sons, Charles, 14, and Kit, 12, whose paternity has never been revealed.
But speaking to MailOnline, the Reverend Beverly Bates, 75, revealed that her son, the late Hollywood producer Randy Stone, who is rumoured to be the boys' real father, treated them as if they were his own. She said: "Randy told me that Jodie said she'll tell the boys who their father is when they're 21. He said he could never tell me because Jodie was his best friend and he had to sign documents. It was a secret he took to his grave, that was how much he loved Jodie. He said 'I can't break my promise to Jodie' - and he kept his promise to her."
Jodie spoke out while accepting the Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles, while her boys and Cydney, 59, looked on. The Silence of the Lambs star remained close with Randy, an Oscar and Emmy-winning producer and prominent gay rights activist, up until his death from heart failure in February 2007, and referred to him as her 'best friend' at the Oscars in 2007. Speaking from her home in Hawaii, Bates added: "I would love to know if Randy is the boys' father, I personally think he gave Jodie the gift, but she will never tell me. I know the boys have red hair and freckles, that's not from our family — but Jodie's side. To the boys he was 'Uncle Randy'. He took them everywhere with him and cared for them as if they were his own."
Describing Jodie as a 'beautiful mother', Bates said the star wanted to keep the boys' paternity a secret after being left haunted by John Hinckley's bid to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981 — which he claimed he plotted to impress Foster after becoming infatuated with the actress. Bates said: "She's not paranoid, but she is very very careful, and who can blame her, some nuthead could try and get the boys."
— Daily Mail
Lauer begs NBC bosses to let Curry out of her contract
Matt Lauer is siding with his former Today Show co-host as he is allegedly telling NBC executives to let Ann Curry out of her contract so that they both can move on. The move shows a change of heart from Lauer as he was said to be one of the major reasons why Curry was so publicly ousted from the Today Show last April. But really, his siding with Curry may be an act of self-interest because he thinks that it would be a way for him and the network at large to move past the bad publicity that they earned after using Curry as a scapegoat for the flagging ratings.
Curry is being not-so-quietly courted by CNN as her former boss Jeff Zucker has taken over the cable channel and wants to replace Anderson Cooper's 8:00 pm show with her familiar face. The 56-year-old journalist officially needs approval from NBC to be released from her multi-year contract before going on the air for another network, and though she gave them that notice two weeks ago, the bosses have not handed down word yet.
"It would allow Ann to get back on the air on a regular basis and everyone can move on from the debacle. Matt only wishes Ann the best and thinks it's for the best if she were to take a job at another network," a source told Radard Online
Curry's lawyers are arguing that her dramatic demotion from Today in April was in fact a breach of her contract terms by NBC.
— Daily Mail
Kravitz models for Eleven Paris
He's the rock star known for his cool style and attitude, so when French fashion brand Eleven Paris hired Lenny Kravitz to model their Spring/Summer collection, they needed a female star to match. And they found an American woman who can hold her own in the style stakes beside Kravitz in the form of Charlotte Free, who took the fashion world by storm last year with her quirky pink hair and striking look. The face of Maybelline, she has graced Vogue covers and designer catwalks and now fronts Eleven Paris's 10-year anniversary campaign with Kravitz. The pair were flown to Miami for the shoot and model the brand's spring/summer collection that focuses on off-white shades mixed with citrus hues in the male and female ranges. Glittery, embroidered embellishments add interesting detail to items in the collection 'pour femme'. The brand said they were looking to create a modern and cosmopolitan style with their latest collection. It's not the first time a Kravitz has worked with Eleven Paris, as Lenny's daughter, Zoe, featured in their spring/summer campaign in 2011.
— Daily Mail