April 18, 2013 |
Boston native Mark Wahlberg was one of many celebs incensed by Monday's bombing attack in Boston that left three dead and more than 170 injured. "It's horrible, man. It's [expletive] disgusting, man. I just - I'm very upset," Mark, 41, said Monday at the New York premiere of his pic Pain and Gain . Later, he told an Us Weekly reporter, "The world obviously needs to change. If you think about all the events over the last couple years, if we can't protect our innocent women and children, then we have a serious problem.
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.
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.
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)
November 18, 2011 |
ENDING WEEKS OF SPECULATION and catty comments about how thin she's gotten, Demi Moore, 49, told the Associated Press yesterday that she is ending her marriage to 33-year-old Ashton Kutcher. The couple wed in September 2005. "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life," she said in a statement.
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.
November 14, 2012 |
Here's yet another incentive not to get drunk near a Vegas wedding chapel: Janeane Garofalo says she recently discovered she's been married for 20 years . Seems she and Big Bang Theory producer Rob Cohen got drunk one night and got married as a lark. They thought that since they were kidding around, it wouldn't be legal. Doh! Cohen's lawyer found out the truth after Cohen got engaged to fellow TV producer Jill Leiderman . Needless to say, Garofalo and Cohen got a quickie divorce.
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.
March 1, 2012 |
You could say Leon Purvis is living the Justin Bieber dream: the small-town obscurity, the chutzpah, and eventually maybe even the celebrity. While Bieber's star rose from Canada, Purvis hails from working-class Glassboro, where he has invited the teen pop sensation to join him at the prom June 2. As a "bro," not a boyfriend. "He can bring Selena Gomez," says Purvis, 16, referring to Bieber's singer-actress love. "I'll bring a girl, too, although I don't have a date yet. I just want Justin to have a normal night.
November 3, 2012 |
Bruce Springsteen , Jon Bon Jovi , Billy Joel , Sting , Christina Aguilera, and now Mary J. Blige will be among the acts performing on Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together , a one-hour telethon hosted by the Today show's Matt Lauer to be broadcast at 8 p.m. Friday. The event (on Comcast-owned NBC channels) will also feature NBC's Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon (and The Roots ?), and will be shown on Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, SyFy, USA, and NBC.com.