April 4, 2014 |
A CHINESE actor's apology to his actress wife following rumors of his infidelity has set a record for comments and retweets on China's version of Twitter. There goes that stereotype about the Chinese working all day. The scandal surrounding film and TV star Wen Zhang has resonated among Chinese partly because of his image as a sensitive and happily married family man, and the volume of online comments underlines the relative freedom users have to focus on entertainment news online, where politics is often off-limits.
March 12, 2014 |
IN THE 13TH CENTURY, Sir William Wallace was one of the leaders of Scotland's fight for independence. The battle was brought to the big screen approximately 700 years later in "Braveheart. " Perhaps 700 years from now, another movie about Scottish independence will be made and some actor will portray . . . Sir Sean Connery . As per Reuters, Connery, a longtime Scottish nationalist who now lives in the Bahamas, advocates breaking the 307-year tie with England, supporting separatists' arguments that oil-rich, Scotch-rich Scotland can be a prosperous, independent nation.
March 7, 2014 |
May nuptials for Kimye! Didn't get an invitation to the Wedding of the Century? Well, it's not likely you will: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West already have selected 150 guests for their Paris wedding. And they've finally set a date! The biggest day since Adam and Eve will take place May 24. People mag says Kim has yet to decide if she'll go with a white gown. Dave Barry: Not a Belieber! "That was agony," humorist Dave Barry tells USA Today of the first (and only?
February 25, 2014 |
In its third weekend, The Lego Movie still leads at the box office, besting 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii on their opening weekends. The animated Warner Bros. film earned $31.5 million, pushing its domestic total past $183 million. Relativity Media's 3 Days to Kill , starring Kevin Costner and Amber Heard , came in second with $12.3 million, and Sony's Pompeii took the third-place slot with $10 million. Justin justice TMZ says Justin Bieber will reject the plea deal prosecutors in his Miami Beach DUI case have offered - community service, an alcohol ed course, and random drug testing - because, sources tell TMZ, he won't go for any plea that includes probation, meaning the judge can throw the book at him if he screws up. Self-knowledge is a good thing.
February 12, 2014 |
TMZ is offering something close to proof that Justin Bieber was indeed the main-mini-man behind the alleged Jan. 9 egging of his next-door neighbor's house. The gossip site posted a video shot by someone unlucky enough to occupy the just-yolked Calabasas, Calif., abode, midshelling. Although the shaky camera work captures neither a single person, disgruntled chicken nor future Humpty Dumpty, the audio does reveal several rotten epithets slung in a raspy yet youthful voice that certainly resembles that of the downward-spiraling, Canadian-born 19-year-old pop star determined to put the final syllable in Calabasas.
February 7, 2014 |
THE DEATH of Philip Seymour Hoffman may end up taking a quartet of drug dealers off the streets of Manhattan. Four people were taken into custody on drug charges after police investigating Hoffman's death executed search warrants, two people with knowledge of the investigation said yesterday. The medical examiner's office, meanwhile, said that more tests are needed to determine what killed him. We're not coroners here at Tattle, but unless that needle in Hoffman's arm was giving him a B-12 shot, we think we know what killed him. There was no timetable for Hoffman's autopsy to be finished, said medical examiner office spokeswoman Julie Bolcer , who declined to discuss the pending tests.
February 1, 2014 |
Leno: Leaving on a high note "We've been No. 1, and we're leaving No. 1, and I feel good about that," Jay Leno , 63, tells USA Today about his 22-year reign at The Tonight Show , which ends Feb. 6. "People say, 'You could have gotten another couple of years,' but . . . then it becomes diminishing returns. " Leno, who owns more than 100 classic, rare, and cool cars, adds, "This feels right this time. " His next move? Taking his stand-up act on the road. The Tonight Show , ruled with a velvet fist for three decades by Johnny Carson , will be back Feb. 17 with Jimmy Fallon , 39, as the new host in its old home: Fallon is returning the show to New York.
January 31, 2014 |
J ustin Bieber has a new Belieber. Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has risen to the defense of his fellow Canadian after the Biebs was charged with assault Wednesday for allegedly hitting a Toronto limo driver several times in the back of the head in an incident last month. Maybe Bieber was playing the Knockout Game. News of the Canadian charges broke a few hours after the fading teenage pop star's attorney entered a separate not guilty plea in Florida to drunken-driving and other charges.
January 31, 2014 |
COME September, M. Night Shyamalan is expected to be shooting again in Philadelphia. And he's bringing Bruce Willis with him. Deadline.com reports that the director and star behind "The Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable" will reteam for "Labor of Love," from a script a young Shyamalan sold to 20th Century Fox in 1993 that has remained unproduced. A hint that the script has been sitting on the shelf awhile? Willis will play the owner of a Philadelphia book store whose wife dies in a tragic accident.
January 29, 2014 |
Quentin T. sues Gawker Quentin Tarantino reportedly threw a tantrum when his new script, The Hateful Eight , was leaked online, and vowed never to make the film! Now QT has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against gossip site Gawker, which posted a link to the screenplay, says TMZ. "Gawker Media has made a business of predatory journalism, violating people's rights to make a buck . . . . This time they went too far," reads the suit. How much does QT want in damages? Unknown.