Archive for May 2009

Bruno pisses off Eminem

MTV Movie Awards ShowEminem was not in on the joke, it seems. Of course, neither was I since it didn’t seem particularly funny, but me storming out of my living room isn’t very dramatic. The rapper stormed out of the MTV Movie Awards when Sacha Baron Cohen, in the guise of his alterego Bruno, landed naked on Eminem’s lap.

Cohen flew into the auditorium overhead in a dove outfit, chanting, “Ich bin Bruno. Ich bin dove of peace.”

He then landed upside down on Eminem’s lap with his naked backside revealed for all the world to see.

Eminem screamed, “Are you serious? Are you f*ckin’ serious?” as his entourage rushed to get Bruno off the rapper.

As a suspended Cohen kidded, “Is the real Slim Shady about to stand up?” Eminem and his entourage hauled ass out of there.

‘Twilight’ sucks MTV Movie Awards dry

MTV Movie Awards ShowNot surprisingly, “Twilight” kicked some major ass at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night. Robert Pattinson and Cam Gigandet started out the night with the award for best fight, then Pattinson and Kristen Stewart teased a remake of their trembling on-screen kiss when they nabbed the award for best kiss.

Robert Pattinson got best breakthrough male and Stewart got female performance.

Heath Ledger got a posthumous best villain award for his role as the Joker in “The Dark Knight” and “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” co-star Ashley Tisdale got female breakthrough performance. Zac Efron won best male performance for “HSM 3″ and Jim Carrey got best comedic performance for “Yes Man.” Amy Poehler gave a bleepingly good acceptance speech for Best WTF moment thanks to her efforts peeing in the sink in “Baby Mama”

And, since this is theoretically on the Music Television Network, Miley Cyrus took home the best song award for “The Climb” from “Hannah Montana: The Movie.”

“Twilight” concluded its award sweep with best movie and a crazy big thanks to Stephenie Meyer (not-so-shockingly the Mormon author was not in attendance).

MTV Movie Awards seating drama

portWe’re less than an hour away from the actual awards, but already we’ve got drama. According to Page Six, producers panicked when preparing the seating chart.

“A producer looked at the original seating chart and realized the whole thing had to be reworked because so many people in the house hated one another,” said the source. Among the conflicts:

“The Hills” Whitney Port had to be moved away from “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart because Port once called the movie (up for seven awards) “really bad” and found Stewart’s role “one-dimensional.”

Her co-stars also needed some space – Lauren Conrad away from Heidi and Spencer Pratt, Port and the rest of “The Hills” cast from Audrina Partridge because “everyone on the show hated her,” a producer was overheard saying. Likewise, Paris Hilton had to be moved away from “The Hills” cast after recently calling the show “so lame and fake” and “cheesy.”

Miley Cyrus and fellow Disney darlings Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens needed distance from Nickelodeon stars Miranda Cosgrove (“iCarly”) and Keke Palmer (“True, Jackson”) because Nickelodeon’s reps felt that “all the Disney kids are tainted.” (Cyrus had semi-nude photos in Vanity Fair and Hudgens had fully nude photos floating around the web)

“Basically, it sounded like all hell had broken loose trying to fit all these people into one room,” said the source.

David Duchovny and Tea Leoni to get married all over again

duchovnyleoniAfter a separation and near divorce, David Duchovny and Tea Leoni are reportedly planning to renew their wedding vows. An elaborate ceremony is planned in November.

A source said: “After 12 years of marriage and so many ups and downs, they really want to recommit to each other. They’re looking forward to a fresh start.

“They went through hell but somehow they managed to reignite their spark. David realizes how close he came to losing it all so he especially wants to have their family and closest friends on hand to witness his second chance at happiness.”

According to the source, Duchovny proposed a second time to Leoni on their wedding anniversary on May 6.

The source added: “He dropped to one knee, asked Tea to marry him again and vowed, ‘This time we’ll get it right.’ “

‘Slumdog’ kid’s shanty spared in second go-round

India Slumdog DemolitionAt last Mumbai authorities may be picking up on the idea of bad publicity. City authorities demolished homes around the recently rebuild shack of “Slumdog Millionaire” child star Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail but left his standing Saturday.

About 18 homes were demolished in the Garib Nagar (“city of the poor”) district, but another 12, including Azhar’s, were left up.

The city tore down the same homes, including Azhar’s, 16 days ago. The next week, authorities leveled the nearby lane where “Slumdog” co-star Rubina Ali lived.

By Saturday, most residents had taken out high-interest loans from local moneylenders and rebuilt their modest, makeshift homes.

Azhar’s father, Mohammed Ismail, said his son’s involvement in the movie saved their home (duh).

“Azhar has got an award. They respect that. I appreciate it. When they first demolished our house, they didn’t know,” Ismail said.

On Friday, Azhar and Rubina’s families were given government apartments, paid for with funds from the local chapter of the ruling Congress party. “Slumdog” director Danny Boyle also flew to India last week and promised them homes. The families are now trying to figure out if they’ll be able to keep both.

Azhar said he’d like two apartments – one for himself and one for his parents – but also wants all his neighbors to get houses too.

“Before giving me a home, they should give it to my friends,” he said.

The city officials said the homes were wrecked because they were illegally built, but Azhar’s family can (suddenly) prove they lived in Garib Nagar before 1995, which gives them some property rights.

Sneak peek: ‘New Moon’ trailer

Who can wait for tomorrow’s MTV Movie Awards to get a peek at the “Twilight” sequel, “New Moon” ?

Entertainment Tonight managed to get its hands on a 14-second preview ahead of the big show:

Nadya Suleman signs on for reality show

Nadya Suleman Taking Her Children To The ParkAs if the dysfunctional antics of Jon and Kate Gosseling weren’t enough for TV viewers, another mom of multiples has inked a new reality deal.

The ever-annoying and super-irresponsible Nadya Suleman and her 14 kids will have their own series, according to her lawyer, Jeff Czech.

“(Nadya and the producers) are hoping to have an arrangement whereby several events in the children’s lives would be filmed in a documentary series,” Czech said. “One of the events in the children’s lives might be their first birthday.”

The show doesn’t have a name yet, but is designed as a “quasi-reality TV series” and Czech said that the production company, Eyeworks, was shopping the series to a network.

“They might be several shows aired during a year. There are all kinds of possibilities. It really depends on what the networks want,” her lawyer said. Of course, who knows whether anyone is considering what the kids want.

Czech refused to comment on how much Suleman will be making.

“Her television program will not be like the Jon and Kate Plus 8 show,” said Czech. “(Suleman) is looking forward to providing her side of the story.”

Baby boy for Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou

defiance premiere 2 101108Kimora Lee Simmons and actor Djimon Hounsou have brought home a bouncing baby boy.

Simmons tweeted the happy news. She wrote, “It’s a boy! Thanks to everyone out there for all your well wishes! More to come. Thank God. And God Bless! Kimora + Djimon Love & Light, KLS”

No baby name was announced.

Simmons has two daughters, Ming Lee, 9, and Aoki Lee, 7, with her ex-husband, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons. The two were married for 10 years and divorced in 2008.

She met Hounsou in February 2007.

Susan Boyle gets second place in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

boyle2Unfortunately YouTube and international fame did not carry Susan Boyle through to win “Britain’s Got Talent.”

She took a noble, but unexpected, second place in Saturday’s finale to an all-male British dance group, Diversity. They won a $160,000 prize and get to perform before the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.

“The best people won,” Boyle said. “They are very entertaining lads. I wish you all the best.”

She won the respect of judge Simon Cowell, however. He said Boyle has “come out of this very well. We’ve never had a runner-up like Susan Boyle before. She’s won over a lot of fans tonight through her graciousness. She’s a really sweet person. She has a massive future ahead of her.”

She repeated her first song that launched her to fame, “I Dreamed A Dream” and got a standing ovation for her efforts.

“That to me was THE greatest performance I’ve seen in Britain’s Got Talent history… you should win. I loved it,” judge Piers Morgan told Boyle as she walked away.

Judge Amanda Holden was almost brought to tears.

“You did it girl, you did it for Scotland,” she said. “Can I just say, Simon had a tear in his eye.”

Boyle said Saturday of her experiences: “What a journey. Unbelievable, very humbling.”

As for her future, she told viewers, “I hope to get an album out. Who knows? I will just play it by ear.”

Chace Crawford had to work for ‘Footloose’

chace_crawfordChace Crawford had a marathon audition to win his role in “Footloose.” The actor spent five hours auditioning for the role of Ren McCormack that was originally meant for Zac Efron.

Crawford said the interview was one of the most gruelling things he has ever been through, but happy to have the part.

He said: “It was, like, five hours of the most rigorous tests ever. I walked out very confident.”

Chace explained to Entertainment Weekly magazine: “I know Zac, and we’re actually friends. He’s got to make the best choice for his career at this point, and I have to make the best for mine, and luckily it worked out for both of us.”

He also has a length training program ahead of him, designed by “High School Musical” director Kenny Ortega.

Referring to the original movie which starred Kevin Bacon, Chace said: “I don’t know if the gymnastics high bar scene is going to make it. I’ve got some movement in me, but I’m not a dancer. I need to start stretching now!”

The movie is a reboot of Kevin Bacon’s original, but producer Craig Zadan has revealed some original cast members could have cameos.

He said: “The classic hit songs from the movie will be sung. There will be new songs that will be written by new artists, and those will be soundtrack songs.”

Extra crisis delays ‘New Moon’ filming

new-moon-italy4_lRobert Pattinson might be flying solo to Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. Rumor was co-star Kristen Stewart was going to be on his arm, but Stewart and Ashley Greene have to stay in Italy for an extra day of filming for “New Moon” today.

The extra day have been caused by a rash of extras quitting midway through filming. Some extras were working such long hours, they fell asleep on set.

One extra, “Bellafire” said: “I haven’t slept for 24 hours.

“After lunch we are going back to do some more takes of the Porsche scene. I wonder if I can fall asleep on set and be the town drunk in the middle of the festival.

“Extras on lunch break. I’m so knackered that I fell asleep on the street while sitting down against a store window while we waited for the camera.

“The natives are getting restless again. The crew has mastered herding and containing us. It’s hot, extras are tired and cranky. Italians really know how to passionately complain.

“It was a bunch of French girls who revolted. Refused to complete the day.”

100 Best Movie Lines in 200 Seconds

If you’re one of those people who love movies but don’t have more than four minutes to revisit that love, this is the video for you. Check out the 100 Best Movie Lines in 200 Seconds:

Eminem’s ’3 a.m.’ (Travis Barker remix)

Sometimes the remix is as good or better than the song. Crazy, but I think this is the case here. Check out Eminem’s “3 a.m.” as re-imagined by Travis Barker:

Country singer John Rich faces assault charges

richCountry star John Rich of Big & Rich is facing charges of assault and harassment. Charges were filed May 28 by former “Nashville Star” contestant Jared Ashley.

The reality show singer contents that Rich smacked him in the face. Rich denies the charges. Rich then countersued, seeking compensation for defamation.

Rich was subsequently handed a settlement offer to pay Ashley $2.9 million to have the charges dropped but turned it down, maintaining his innocence.

“I trust that the truth will come out through the process of our American justice system and that I will be completely exonerated at the end of the day,” Rich said in a statement.

Jack Tweed out of jail

tweedJack Tweed is a free man. Jade Goody’s widower was retrieved from Edmunds Hills prison in Suffolk by a limousine. He then stopped by his favorite Chinese restaurant on London’s Isle of Dogs.

A source said: “Loads of Jack’s mates are going to meet him outside the jail and be with him for the rest of the day. He’s been really down in prison because he’s missed his kids and Jade.”

He’s also expected to visit Goody’s grave at Buckhurst Hill, Essex, and her children, Bobbie, 5, and Freddie, 4, who have been living with their father, Jeff Brazier since their mother died.

Tweed was jailed in April for his assault on a taxi driver last year. He served half of his 12 week sentence. He was on bail and under curfew at the time of jailing for an unrelated conviction.

The source also said: “Jack will be reunited with Jade’s children. He has missed them so much and he can’t wait to see them.”

Jack reportedly told friends: “You guys can go anywhere in the world but you’ve got to come on holiday with me as well. I don’t care if it’s a holiday camp, canal boat or caravan, we’re going away. It’ll be like ‘Carry On Camping’!”

A party, designed to boost his career as a club promoter, is planned in his honor Sunday.

Angelina Jolie sent to hospital after on-set accident

jolie-injured-bNobody panic. Angelina Jolie is okay. The actress was taken to the hospital Friday after getting hurt on the set of her new movie.

Jolie was filming scenes for her new thriller, “Salt” in Long Island when she bumped her head during a stunt.

According to her manager, Jolie got a cut between her eyes that started to bleed. Her manager told TMZ that she would be fine.

Sony, the studio behind Salt, issued the following statement: “This morning, while filming an action sequence during production of her new movie Salt, Angelina Jolie sustained a minor injury. As a precautionary measure, Ms. Jolie will be taken to the hospital and examined. Production on the film has resumed.”

Some filming continued while she was at the hospital, the star returned to the set and continued shooting.

Will Ferrell’s ‘sexy’ sunscreen

Now this is how to endorse a product. Below are the three types of sunscreen endorsed by Will Ferrell, Sun Stroke, Sexy Hot Tan and Forbidden Fruit. Proceeds from the sales go to a scholarship fund that helps cancer survivors.


New Doctor Who companion cast

gillanDoctor Who is all about borrowing what came before. The new companion for the new Doctor Matt Smith is a little known British actress Karen Gillan, who (like Freema Agyeman) had a small role in a previous episode “The Fires of Pompeii.”

The new showrunner Stephen Moffat said, “A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too.

The rest of the details are scarce. No word on what the new companion will be called and no intelligence about her background, job, family. But at last, some Who scoop!

‘Toy Story 3′ teaser trailer

Pixar’s baby this weekend is “Up,” but the movie that launched it all, “Toy Story,” is up for a third sequel and the teaser trailer is now online:

The movie opens up June 18, 2010.

Phil Spector gets 19 years in jail

Phil SpectorAfter two trials and more than six years, music exec Phil Spector was sentenced Friday to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, who was shot through the mouth in Spector’s home.

Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler ordered a term of 15 years to life for second-degree murder plus four years for personal use of a gun.

Clarkson’s mother, Donna, said before the sentencing, “I’m very proud of Lana, proud to be her mother… No one should suffer the loss of a child.”

The judge also ordered Spector to pay $16,811 in funeral expenses, $9,740 to a state victims’ restitution fund and other fees.

Spector wore his customary dark pinstripe suit with a red silk tie, was led away immediately. His attorney asked that he be transferred immediately from county jail to a state prison.

Clarkson was most famous as the star of producer Roger Corman’s 1985 cult film classic “Barbarian Queen” and its sequel. She was 40 when she died.

Spector’s young wife, who is in her late 20s, attended the sentencing.

“This is a sad day for everybody involved,” Rachelle Spector said. “The Clarkson family has lost a daughter and a sister. I’ve lost my husband, my best friend. I feel that a grave injustice has been done and from this day forward I’m going to dedicate myself to proving my husband’s innocence.”