Whitney Cummings

LOS ANGELES--I'm sure there are some aging teenagers that would have DIED to sit next to Kevin Jonas for lunch. Me? I was more interested in the gourmet lunch Wednesday that included jumbo shrimp cocktail and a lobster mediallion canape with american caviar.

The meal was provided by E!, which is launching a rebranding that puts even more emphasis on pop culture. A few stars (emphasis on few) played musical chairs, so that writers could say they had lunch with them--if only for 10 minutes at a time. The highlight: An animated Whitney Cummings, who will soon have her own E! show, learning that Kristen Stewart had publicly apologized for cheating on Robert Pattison.

"That whore!" she said. "What a slut!"

It was otherwise a fairly slow day at the TV Critics Assocation press tour, but things should heat up tomorrow when ABC executives have to deal with the news that "Modern Family" cast members are holding out for more money, threatening the premiere of the show.

(Oh, despite my lack of interest in Mr. Jonas, I can report that he is a proper gentleman and has terrific hair)

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