July 15, 2013 |
Friday "Two and a Half Men" announced it would be adding a sexy 21-year-old lesbian to its cast. The lesbian would be the daughter of the late Charlie Harper (formerly played by Charlie Sheen ). The show's new title: "Two Men and a Woman with a Man's Haircut. " Justin Bieber 's "Pay Attention to My Idiocy" Tour continued - TMZ.com ran footage of him peeing in a bucket in NYC, a Chicago nightclub was cited for allowing the underage Bieber in and rapper Lil Twist was arrested for speeding (and possibly weeding)
July 30, 2013 |
The Wolverine , with Hugh Jackman back for a sixth go as the mutant with the dagger digits, clawed to the top of the box office food chain over the weekend, debuting with a North American gate of $55 million for Twentieth Century Fox, according to studio estimates. The Conjuring , a low-budget horror offering from Warner Bros. that grabbed the top spot last week, slipped to the second spot, with $22.1 mil. Third place went to Despicable Me 2 , which pulled in $16 million for Universal.
May 1, 2012 |
LIKE EVERYTHING else in our celebrity-saturated society, the White House Correspondents Dinner has become a red-carpet affair. Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan were invited, courtesy of Fox's Greta Van Susteren, and other news stations, magazines and news services now bring so many celebrities to the event, it's a wonder there's room for any journalists. For example, Politico invited Charlize Theron and Eva Longoria. Newsweek/The Daily Beast brought in Reese Witherspoon and Viola Davis.
February 22, 2012 |
COMCAST'S TAKEOVER of pre-"Smash" NBC/Universal came with a price steeper than owning some of network television's crappiest shows. As part of its agreement with the FCC and the Department of Justice, the media giant will launch four minority-owned networks on its cable-TV systems in the next two years. The networks announced yesterday include: * Revolt, a channel conceived by "P. Diddy" Combs and MTV veteran Andy Schuon , and surprisingly, not about an uprising of people who get their Comcast bill.
December 25, 2012 |
A petition calling on the government to deport Piers Morgan for voicing antigun views had amassed more than 47,000 signatures Monday, three days after it was posted on the White House's petition website by Infowars.com. Morgan has called for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn., and called a gun advocate who appeared on his CNN show an "unbelievably stupid man. " The petition demands that Morgan, a foreign national, "be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights" and for using his TV show "to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.
February 7, 2013 |
We're just going to write it. We don't claim to comprehend it. Says here that 80 percent of the surviving members of Monty Python's Flying Circus will do a new Monty P movie, a sci-fi flick, starring, of course . . . Robin Williams . Working title: Absolutely Anything . Well, in the Mork and Mindy days, Robin was sort of Pythonish. That was faux-sci-fi. Fo fum. Fo Forbes, the source of this tale. Robin will play a dog's voice, and extant Pythons John Cleese , Michael Palin , Terry Gilliam , and Terry Jones (who'll also direct)
June 24, 2014 |
TATTLE INTERVIEWED filmmaker Rian Johnson a couple years back at the Toronto International Film Festival and he was giddy with excitement over the release of his film "Looper. " The man behind "Brick" and "The Brothers Bloom," two artfully crafted indies, had finally gotten big studio money (by his standards) to make the sci-fi time-traveling "Looper," starring Bruce Willis , Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt . Well, Johnson must be bouncing off the walls now. He not only has the money and muscle of Disney and Lucasfilm behind his next venture, he has the Force.
September 23, 2011 |
To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald , a genius is someone who can hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time, who can flourish even when in the grips of paradox. Thus, we present the paradoxical title of a new celeb memoir, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story . It can't be believed yet it's true! Such is the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger , who will release his memoirs next year. Anonymous Source tells People the tome is sadly only a selective, tell-some-but-not-all confession.
January 10, 2013 |
President Obama 's Jan. 21 inaugural ceremony will be funked up by a slew of popular musicians, including Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson , and James Taylor . Beyoncé will sing the national anthem at the shindig, to be held at the West Front of the Capitol, People says. (She and Taylor were also in the chilly preinaugural We Are One bash at the Capitol in '09.) Clarkson will perform "My Country 'Tis of Thee," while Lover Man JT will sing "America the Beautiful.
January 17, 2011 |
IF YOU'VE EVER been to a movie junket (guilty!) and watched the Hollywood Foreign Press at work, they're a group of very nice people, with, dare we say, questionable taste. Except when it comes to hors d'ouvres, hotel food and liquor. But they do put on a glitzy TV show, the Golden Globes, that's unfortunately long on chatter and short on entertainment. Snarky British comedian Ricky Gervais got the show started with a brief round of jokes. He first hailed the show as a night of drinking and partying "or as Charlie Sheen calls it . . . breakfast.