Archive for September 2008

Fender Bender for Hills star

Lauren Conrad "The Hills" star Lauren Conrad was involved in a fender bender Saturday night . Nope, not another Hollywood hottie with a DUI. It wasn’t even Conrad driving. Her chauffeur accidentally reversed into another car outside Katsuya, a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles.

There were no reported injuries and no serious damage was done to either vehicle.

Ms. Conrad will continue making truly fake reality TV, overpriced clothing and paparazzi drama for many years to come.

Adrian Grenier: Green and Gorgeous

Adrian Grenier Life is just not fair. People as pretty as Entourage star Adrian Grenier shouldn’t be smart, too. Or nice. They should have some secret shame to make the rest of us feel better.

Unfortunately, no such flaw arises in Grenier’s recent Page Six interview in which he reveals his eco-friendly tendencies (he puts his money where his mouth is and isn’t an ass about it either), his grounded personality, the fact that he’s never spent more than $30 on a piece of clothing (dude, where are you shopping?), runs charity marathons and is destined for sainthood it seems, gorgeous gorgeous sainthood.

He also talks about his upcoming and much buzzed about documentary on the paparazzi culture of Hollywood. Grenier stepped behind the camera and researched this one by befriending photogs, doing his own snaps of celebs and hanging out with the paparazzi princess herself, Paris Hilton. He even defends the bunch in another interview, admitting they can be a guilty pleasure.

"Entourage" returns to HBO Sept. 7.

I reflect on this man and hit my head against my desk nightly.

“Tropic Thunder” echoes through box office again

Tropic Thunder "Dark Knight" may be out there setting records but this weekend "Tropic Thunder" held its number one position , raking in $14.3 for the Labor Day weekend.

The DreamWorks-Paramount comedy maintained its box office lead for the third-straight weekend, raising its total to about $86.6 million.

"Babylon A.D." came in second with $12 million over the four-day weekend (I had no idea this was even in theaters, but I have a feeling I’m not the target market for flicks starring Vin Diesel as a mercenary smuggling a woman into New York City in a post-apocalyptic future).

"The Dark Knight" was number three with $11 million.

The top 10 are as follows:

1. "Tropic Thunder," $14.3 million.

2. "Babylon A.D.," $12 million.

3. "The Dark Knight," $11 million.

4. "The House Bunny," $10.2 million.

5. "Traitor," $10 million.

6. "Death Race," $8.2 million.

7. "Disaster Movie," $6.9 million.

8. "Mamma Mia!", $5.8 million.

9. "Pineapple Express," $4.5 million.

10. "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," $3.5 million.

Fall Premiere Preview – Sept. 1-7

Gossip Girl promo It’s that time of year again. Forget the outside, the sun, that weird windy place where the TV doesn’t work.
Fall season premieres kick into full swing this week. Baby net CW starts off with the OMFG second season premiere of "Gossip Girl " Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. (which I’m favor of, if only to get the phrase "motherchucker" out of my head), followed by "One Tree Hill " at 9 p.m. (no wonder Dawn Ostroff is about to lose her job ).
Fox’s "Prison Break " is off to dig a tunnel to China or something at 8 p.m. Sept. 1 before moving to its regular slot at 9 p.m. the next week.
The West Beverly bunch is back to catfighting, sleeping around and figuring out which poor, uncool cast member will be killed off in the first season with a two-hour premiere of the re-imagining at 8 p.m. Sept. 2.

Known to me as the home of Alex O’Loughlin’s chair scene , "The Shield " flashes its badge Sept. 2 at 10 p.m. on FX.
Speaking of jumping bones, Brennan and Booth are back together in "Bones " on Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. on Fox.
In keeping with its "pretty people I want to hate" theme, the CW has another cycle of models and not-so-hidden eating and personality disorders on "America’s Next Top Model " at 8 p.m. Sept. 3.
True Blood still I’m still smarting from CBS’s short-sighted Moonlight cancellation (and rooting for an R-rated movie full of Mick and Beth and vampire sex) , but HBO is biting into the vampire world Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. with "True Blood ," based on Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire books series. I’ve read the books and snuck a peek at this pilot and ugh. Where’s Mick St. John when you need him?
Following the lame vampire sex, some real hot men, hot women and hot sex can be found when "Entourage " (finally) returns at 10 p.m. that night.

Happy watching!

Cher Returns!

Well you have to give it to this woman, she is pretty incredible and is still going strong at the tender age of 62….!
She is currently at The Colosseum at Ceasar’s Palace in Las Vegas, and according to reports the new show is everything you could imagine, from wardrobe changes to her life in song, this woman is legend!
Whether you are a fan or not, her career spans over 44 years which is a remarkable achievement…way to go CHER!!!!!

Aretha Franklin likes to get sweaty…

Soul singer Aretha Franklin followed in Madonna and Alanis Morisette’s footsteps by subjecting her fans to no air-conditioning at her concert in New York last weekend, and all because she has a fear that the AC will damage her voice….
I guess when you are as successful as this songbird then leaving your fans to dehydrate doesn’t come into the equation…I wonder if she gave them a discount?

Phelps to host SNL

Michael Phelps NBC is dipping its toe back into the Olympics rating pool this fall. Saturday Night Live will kick off its 34th season with the new American sweetheart (you know, if guys can be sweethearts), Michael Phelps. He’ll be joined by musical act Lil Wayne..

Phelps already helped the Peacock Network do record-setting business this summer with his word-record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. This will be the first "acting" role for Phelps – other than pretending that he wants to eat Wheaties and not Cocoa Puffs, that is.

September 1st Happy Birthday To….

Happy Birthday to Fall Out Boy guitarist Joseph Trohman (1984), The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez (1975), new INXS singer J.D. Fortune (1973), Cuban singer Gloria Estefan (1957), TV talk show host Dr. Phil (1950), Bee Gee Barry Gibb (1946), comedienne Lily Tomlin (1939), singer Conway Twitty (1933; d. 1993), “Throw Momma From The Train” actress Anne Ramsey (1929; d. 1988), boxer Rocky Marciano (1923; d. 1969), “The Munsters” actress Yvonne De Carlo (1922), and ‘western’ actor Richard Farnsworth (1920; d. 2000).