—It’s been just three weeks since Christina Aguilera filed for divorce from her husband, Jordan Bratman, but the Ecuadorian singer is reportedly already seeing someone new. People.com reports that Aguilera has “quietly” been dating Matthew D. Rutler, a set assistant from her upcoming movie Burlesque. And speaking of Xtina, the 29-year-old Ecuadorian singer will be a guest on E!’s Chelsea Lately this Wednesday, Nov. 10.
—Father of three Mark Consuelos and his wife Kelly Ripa use family dinners to teach their children good manners. “We have a routine. We go around the table and listen to everyone’s stories of the day, what happened in school, what we liked and didn’t like,” Consuelos tells People.com. Adds Ripa: “It’s when we do some of our best parenting.”
—Following the cancellation of his NBC legal drama, Outlaw, Puerto Rican actor Jimmy Smits has signed on to play the lead role in the Tony award winning musical, God of Carnage, beginning Nov. 17, reports Fox News Latino.
—Lost alum Jorge Garcia is set to guest star on a Thanksgiving themed episode of the hit comedy, How I Met Your Mother, reports EW.com. “I can’t say much about the episode, but I can assure you that I am not the mother,” joked Garcia.
—According to JustJared.com, Brazilian actress Camilla Belle is in talks to star opposite True Blood hunk Ryan Kwanten in Zebras, the tale of a music producer who discovers talented young soccer players in the ghettos of Soweto. The picture is being directed by Driving Miss Daisy auteur, Bruce Beresford and is based on real events.
—In a recent interview with Elle magazine, Jessica Alba said that “Good actors never use the script unless it’s amazing writing. All the good actors I’ve worked with, they all say whatever they want to say.” This really bothered screenwriter John August (Big Fish) who responded to Alba on his personal blog: "I have to believe she was misquoted, or excerpted in some unflattering way … Oh, Jessica. Where to start? … Following your logic, you’ve never been in a movie with both good actors and amazing writing. That may be true, but it might hurt the feelings of David Wain, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller.” Ouch!