The Grapevine: David Letterman, Jessica Alba, and Paula Abdul

February 3, 2012 Updated: October 8, 2018
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David Letterman (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)


David Letterman Marks 30 Years

Television personality David Letterman marked his 30th anniversary as a late night television host this past Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Keeping the celebration “low key,” Letterman welcomed back comedian Bill Murray to his stage. Murray, who presented Letterman with a celebratory cupcake, was the host’s first guest three decades ago. Regular guest Regis Philbin also made an appearance.

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Jessica Alba Heads Up New Venture

Actress and young mother Jessica Alba has founded “The Honest Company,” providing parents with eco-friendly and nontoxic baby and household products, according to Reuters.

“There are a lot of toxic chemicals in baby products, and these toxic chemicals are linked to not just allergies and asthma, but also autism and ADHD and lots of childhood cancers, and I was horrified that products that were made for babies and children would have these toxic chemicals,” the actress told the news outlet. She continued, “I really wanted to make a company that was for parents, by parents.”

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Paula Abdul (Mark Davis/Getty Images)


Paula Abdul Will Not Return to ‘The X Factor’

Among the many changes Simon Cowell is making to his Fox television show “The X Factor” is the elimination of his friend, Paula Abdul, from the judges panel.

Abdul took to Twitter on Tuesday, Jan. 31 to confirm the move, saying: “Yes, it’s true; I won’t be returning to The X Factor next season. I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations. … Simon is, and will remain a dear friend of mine and I’ve treasured my experience working this past season with my extended family at Fox and Fremantle.”

Compiled by Barbara Danza

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