Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Miley Cyrus: No More Hannah Montana Movies

Miley Cyrus wants to return to the big screen. Just not as Hannah Montana.

"I feel like this is a TV show. and we got really lucky with having the material to make one movie," she said Monday at a press conference for Hannah Montana: The Movie (out April 10). "To do another one, I feel like it takes away the reality of it all."

But she would love to keep her alter ego on television.

"We are continuing to do season three, and we all wish to do a season four, and I would love to do that if the time is right and if that's what everyone agrees on," she said. "I don't know if I would do another film, but I would love to do another season. I think that would be what we would all agree on."

This summer, she begins shooting a movie that Notebook author Nicholas Sparks wrote especially for her. Sparks has been simultaneously writing a novel (due this fall), from which the screenplay is adapted.

"You never really hear that the movie was written before the book," said Cyrus, 16. "It's kind of a weird way to do that. But he wrote the movie before he wrote the book, and he wrote it with me in mind."

Although the movie is under wraps, it deals with family and love issues.

"I've always been lucky to play parts that relate to me -- and this doesn't at all," Cyrus said of her upcoming role. "I have my issues, but not as bad as this chick! I am happy to play someone who is just kind of out there and not someone that I am like."

She said she also looks forward to seeing "if I'm a good actress or not, or if I'm just good at playing myself."

Asked what kids should do if they're torn between pursuing an acting dream or going to college, Cyrus joked, "I say 'do it.' Be a freak. Go to Hollywood."

Miley Cyrus dishes on 'Hannah Montana: The Movie' love interest, Lucas Till

Miley Cyrus is still hanging out with her older man/underwear model, Justin Gaston.

Lucas-till First, Lucas confesses to the Dish Rag that he was all nervous when he auditioned for the role but was relieved when Miley turned out to be just a normal girl.


"I'm the coolest!" Cyrus shouts in her own defense at the film's press conference at the Four Seasons on Monday.

Then she freely spills the dirt on how they had to use CGI, hair and makeup to make Lucas look hotter than he really is and thank heavens for voice-overs for all his lines.

Kidding! Miley has NO filter! Isn't it ADORABLE?

But who was her good male friend who auditioned for the love-interest role who costarred with her when she had a small role in Tim Burton's "Big Fish?

The one she loves so muuuuch but she didn't want to kiss?

We're not naming names, but we think it's one of these dudes...

Whoever he is, he will forever be known as the guy MIley Cyrus didn't want to get all gooey with in "HMTM."

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Scarlett Johansson and Ashton Kutcher Have a Twin!

Surprise, surprise. We all know the Olsen twins are one of most popular celebrity twins. But, what about actors like Scarlett Johansson, Ashton Kutcher and supermodel Gisele Bündchen? Yes, they all have a thing in common? A twin that is less well-known.

Hunter Johansson is handsome. Johansson is the twin brother of Scarlett Johansson.

Hunter credited his sister for helping to set him up with dates.Who would have thought this hunk needed help getting dates! Johansson described his sister’s introductions as being beautiful women friends from their school days.

Johansson worked for Barack Obama as a campaign organizer in Denver. Now that the campaign is over, Johansson may be having another job.

Hunter Johansson was named as a “Hot Bachelor” by People magazine. The rag did a “Single and Sexy Men of 2008” feature article and Hunter Johansson was one of the hot bachelors.

Gisele Bündchen and her twin sister, Patricia Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen has a fraternal twin in Patricia who is camera-shy and acts as Gisele’s manager, the highest-paid supermodel in the world.

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Madonna Trip To Malawi

All set to add to her brood of children, Madonna visited Chkhota Village, where she has bought land to build part of her school for girls, in Malawi on Sunday – but not without controversy.

During the visit, Madge was shown a map for the land she had purchased while she stood alongside her Chief Advisor of Pediatric Care for her Raising Malawi Charity, Dr. Eric Borgstein.

The singer, 50, was accompanied by her daughter Lourdes, 12, and sons Rocco, 8, and David, 3, whom she adopted from Malawi last year. And she and Lourdes visited Chinkhota Village, where Madonna has purchased a large tract of land to construct a girls' school there, which sources say is modeled on the Leadership Academy for Girls that Oprah Winfrey built in South Africa.

Although the village chief thanked the singer for her "generosity," some residents were less enthusiastic amid fears that they would lose their ancestral lands and crop fields.

"We are told to leave our gardens after this year's harvest; we are told our houses are to be pulled down – but nobody is talking about compensation," said Esinati Nkhoma, a local mother of four. "Where will we move to?"

A senior government official said issues of compensation for the land are being handled by Raising Malawi, the charity established by Madonna.

When a journalist asked Madonna whether she was worried about the land concerns, she shouted back, "No!" Later, Madonna and Lourdes were heard asking villagers "Muli bwanji?," which translates to "How are you?" in Malawi's native tongue, Chichewa.

Coming up tomorrow,on a Monday morning, Madonna has a scheduled appearance before a High Court judge that could allow her to have Mercy that very same morning.

“Madonna will appear before a judge ... to petition the court to certify her adoption,” a source close to the situation told Us magazine. “Madonna will definitely be granted a temporary court order to allow her to take the child away with her.”

But courts records show she plans to adopt 3-year-old Mercy James, whose single teenage mother died at age 18.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

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Robert O'Ryan photos uncovered - 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant Shawn Johnson has allegedly been 'in fear of her life' from Robert O'Ryan.

Robert O'Ryan, the man accused of stalking Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, appeared in Superior Court Thursday in Los Angeles and entered a plea in the case.

O'Ryan pleaded not guilty to all three counts against him -- one felony count of stalking and two misdemeanor counts of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

A restraining order has been issued against, Robert O'Ryan, after he was found to have guns in his car while trying to break onto the set of the hit ABC show 'Dancing with the Stars' to "meet" gymnast Shawn Johnson.

O'Ryan was arrested Tuesday. Police found two loaded guns - a shotgun and a handgun - along with duct tape and love letters in the man's car.

He apparently is convinced he is meant to have a child with Johnson.

O'Ryan faces felony charges. In those charges, the D.A. claims O'Ryan "willfully and maliciously" harassed Shawn Johnson and made "a credible threat with the intent that SHE be placed in reasonable fear for HER safety..."

His next court date is set for April 27, and his bail was raised from $35,000 to $220,000.

The 34-year-old was arrested after jumping a security fence at CBS Studios in Los Angeles where the hit ABC show "Dancing with the Stars" is filmed. Police said they found a loaded handgun and shotgun in his car, as well as love letters from O'Ryan to Johnson, 17.

According to the incident report, O'Ryan stated that he had permanently left Florida to drive across the country to L.A. because he believes Johnson is "speaking to him personally through the television and via ESP and that he will be with her no matter what." A temporary restraining order was filed on Johnson's behalf.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Courtney Thorne-Smith and Her Boys Take a Hike

Dad takes a turn carrying the baby! Courtney Thorne Smith, her husband Roger Fishman and their 1-year-old son Jacob ‘Jake’ Emerson were seen taking a hike with their dog in the Los Angeles area on Saturday.

The 41-year-old actress, best known for her roles on Melrose Place, Ally McBeal and According to Jim, is often seen hiking with baby Jake and the family dog.

Fourteen-month-old son Jacob ‘Jake’ Emerson enjoyed the view from his perch on dad’s back!

Monday, March 23, 2009

David Letterman Marries Regina Lasko

First, Bruce Willis marries his Demi Moore clone, Emma Heming. Then Harrison Ford pops the question to longtime love Calista flockhart.

Now David Letterman and longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko have gotten hitched, the mother of his 5-year-old son, got hitched in a courthouse ceremony near their Montana ranch, Letterman announced during the taping of his CBS "Late Show" yesterday.

"Regina and I began dating in February of 1986, and I said, 'Well, things are going pretty good, let's just see what happens in about 10 years,'" joked Letterman.

“I had avoided getting married pretty good for, like, 23 years, and I — honestly, whether this happened or not — I secretly felt that men who were married admired me ... like I was the last of the real gunslingers, you know what I'm saying?'" he said

The family's truck got stuck in the mud en route to the courthouse, he said. Jeepers. Letterman "walked two miles back to the house in 50 mph wind. It's not Beverly Hills — it's Montana."

"And the whole way, I'm thinking, 'See ... you try to get married and this is what happens.'"

Can you believe it took David Letterman this long to get married? What is it with men?

The host of The Late Show with David Letterman and Lasko tied the knot Thursday evening, according to Us Weekly, after more than 10 years of dating.

In 2007, David Letterman told Oprah Winfrey that his son Harry has made a "huge difference" in his life - but doesn't always get his sense of humor.

Said Dave, "Mommy has to tell him a lot that I'm just teasing."

Prior to marrying Regina Lasko, Letterman was previously married for seven years to his college sweetheart, Michelle Cook. Congrats to the couple!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Oprah’s Puppy Dies

Celebrity pets are having a rough week. After Martha Stewart’s chow puppy died in a kennel fire, Oprah Winfrey’s puppy cocker spaniel Ivan has also departed to the big dog park in the sky.
One of Oprah’s new Cocker Spaniel puppies, Ivan, dies from a deadly virus, while Oprah’s other new pup — Ivan’s littermate Sadie — is being treated for an infection. Ivan was one of two puppies adopted by Winfrey. Ivan's litter-mate, Sadie, is now infected with the disease that killed him.

One of two puppies adopted by Oprah Winfrey this month has died. Winfrey adopted Sadie, an 8-week-old blond cocker spaniel from PAWS Chicago. She showed off the pup’s picture on her March 6 show. She also adopted one of Sadie’s littermates, a dog she named Ivan. Several days later, Ivan became ill with parvovirus. Parvo is a highly infectious disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract in puppies. As a result of the disease Ivan passed away late last week.
Sadie also was infected, Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King toldUsmagazine.com. “Sadie is sick and we’re waiting – we’re waiting to hear,” King told Us Tuesday at a Valentino in NYC. “We’re hoping that Sadie will be fine. Sadie is in the hospital, but as you might expect, she is getting the best of care.” Added King, “I have fingers closed, eyes crossed. Prayers. We’re all wishing Sadie will get better.”
Winfrey’s two cocker spaniels, Sophie and Solomon, died last year. Her golden retriever, Gracie, choked to death on a plastic ball in 2007. She still has two golden retrievers, Luke and Layla.

The New York Daily News reported that parvovirus, an infectious disease that attacks the gastrointestinal tract, is responsible for Ivan’s demise. He was a mere 8-weeks-old. According to Winfrey’s friend Gayle King, his sister Sadie is “in the hospital” and “as you might expect, she is getting the best of care.”

The Baltimore Sun described how parvovirus is transmitted through fecal matter and vomit from infected dogs, and can be brought into a household on clothes or shoes. Often, the owners are not aware their pets are infected until symptoms, which include bloody vomiting and/or diarrhea, appear.

Joshua Gowens, director of the Humane Society of Baltimore County, says that the disease is common in kennels, shelters and dog parks. He and some veterinarians have found that Tamiflu seems to be effective in some cases.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Owen Benjamin Christina Ricci Engaged

Comedian Owen Benjamin and actress Christina Ricci are engaged.

The pair met on the set of The House Bunny and have been dating since November 2008. The two appear in movie All’s Faire in Love, which is due out later this year.

Christina Ricci's gonna need an incredibly small bridal gown tailored to fit her diminutive size—as we've exclusively learned that the actress is engaged to her comedian boyfriend Owen Benjamin. (Calls to her reps, asking for official confirmation, have not yet been returned.)

The two babes of way disproportionate height met on set of their movie All's Faire in Love and went public with their relationship last October. Might seem pretty quick to get hitched, but not in T-town!

Congrats to the cute couple! Now check out the deets of their engagement party, and how Ricci couldn't keep her cool at her own celebration:

Our source was partying at the Palihouse in West Hollywood last Saturday night with his pals next door to the Ricci/Benjamin bash. He briefly spoke to Owen himself, who confirmed it was his engagement party, while Ricci and the couple's cohorts were in the room engaging in all types of typical late-night H-wood hotel room behavior.

Our source lost an amigo at his shindig, and called the dude's phone looking for him. Looks like somebody snuck into the wrong fete, since it was Christina Ricci who answered on the other line!

Acting out-of-it from indulging in silliness more appropriate for a bachelorette party, not an engagement soiree, CR started screaming she would "call the f—-cking cops" if our source kept calling her—even 'tho it wasn't her phone! Who knew such feisty things came in tiny packages?

Eventually our source's friend returned, confirming an oddly behaving Christina indeed snatched his cell—which she eventually gave back. Maybe she learned a thing from Lindsay nabbing that fur coat?

Owen Benjamin currently stars in the the C-SPOT television series Gaytown, and will star in the upcoming CBS web series “Heckle U” where he plays a slacker who excels at heckling helpless opponents during men’s college basketball games. Web video fans may also know him from his series Owen Benjamin Presents on Crackle.

Ricci, who needs no introduction, previously dated Adam Goldberg.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Natasha Richardson Accident

Actress Natasha Richardson, daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and husband of actor Liam Neeson, has been injured in a tragic ski accident in Canada, according to several reports.

She is in critical condition at a Montreal hospital after being severely injured in the accident.

The British actress, a member of the Redgrave acting dynasty and the wife of Liam Neeson, reportedly suffered head trauma, although the extent of the damage is unknown.

Richardson, 45, was transferred to Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal at about 5 p.m. after initially being taken to entre Hospitalier Laurentien, which is close to the tony Mont Tremblant ski resort in Quebec, per People. The accident was first reported by the news site IrishCentral.com.
A source initially told IrishCentral.com that Richardson's injury is critical:

Richardson, who was set to co-star with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, in a Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," was apparently injured in a tragic ski accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury.It is not known whether Neeson is at his wife's side.

People magazine confirmed the unfortunate news:

Actress Natasha Richardson was hospitalized on Monday afternoon in Montréal after suffering a serious head injury, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The Tony-winning star, 45, was first brought to Centre Hospitalier Laurentien near Mont Tremblant, a famed ski area, following a skiing accident. At 5 p.m. she was transferred to Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal.

Neeson and Richardson, who have been married since 1994, have two sons, Micheál Richard Antonio, 13, and Daniel Jack, 12.

alyson hannigan pregnant

A very pregnant Alyson Hannigan picks up groceries at Co-Opportunity in Santa Monica on Sunday

The How I Met Your Mother star is due to have her first baby soon.

The 34-year-old American Pie actress is currently expecting her first child with husband Alexis Denisof. Both actors are former stars of the popular television program Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Bijou Phillips & Danny Masterson Engaged

Bijou Phillips and Danny Masterson are in preproduction to be costars for life.

After 3 years of dating, D.J. Mom Jeans a.k.a. Danny Masterson popped the question to girlfriend Bijou Phillips! Masterson who is best known for his role in That 70’s show, proposed to Bijou on Saturday.

"It's a match made in Hollywood heaven!

The That '70s Show star, 33, popped the question to the Havoc hottie, 28, over the weekend.

"They got engaged on Saturday," Masterson's rep, Jenni Weinman, tells E! News.

Masterson, best known for his role as Steven Hyde on FOX's comedy That '70s Show, was last seen opposite Jim Carrey in Yes Man. He currently tours the country as a deejay under the name DJ Mom Jeans. "

The couple will star in two films that will be released this year, Made for Each Other and The Bridge to Nowhere.

Phillips, whose godfather was Andy Warhol, once dated Sean Lennon.

Congrats you crazy kids!

lisa lampanelli nude

Lisa Lampanelli’s shocking and hilarious appearances on television from “The Tonight Show” to Comedy Central roasts have made her the hottest comic in the country. Now her second Comedy Central special, “Dirty Girl,” is presented on CD and DVD. “Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean” (New York Times) gets down and dirty on Dirty Girl “No Protection,” and it is filthy funny.

Lisa Lampanelli, outrageous comic known for roasting celebrities, in Santa Rosa to film first HBO special

A Connecticut Catholic school girl turned journalist, Lisa Lampanelli didn’t make the leap to stand-up comedy until she was 30.

Even then, she was slogging her way through basement comedy clubs in the ’90s trying to make a nickname for herself. This was way back when hotelier Leona Helmsley owned the title “Queen of Mean.”

But it all changed one night in 2002 at Chevy Chase’s Friars Club Roast on Comedy Central. The only female comedian in the house, she hammered away at the 6-foot-4-inch has-been comedian.

What better formula for a breakthrough? An insult comic at a roast on national television.

Afterward, she scored an agent. It wasn’t long before the New York Times crowned her the new “Queen of Mean.” Nominated for a Grammy, she’s been the designated hit-woman ever since, roasting rapper Flavor Flav, Pam Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy and William Shatner.

She so dominates the art form these days that eHow.com actually has a page titled “How to Roast like Lisa Lampanelli.” (No. 1: “Go for the jugular but have a heart.”)

During our half-hour interview, the foul-mouthed broad in the prim paisley dress does what she does best— bagging on everyone possible, from Sarah Palin’s infant son to her own Latino trainer.

The female incarnation of Don Rickles or Andrew Dice Clay, she lives by the motto, “I don’t discriminate, I hate everyone.”

Then she sets her sights on a really low target: journalists.

Reminded that even she was once a copy editor and Rolling Stone assistant who interviewed the likes of Slaughter and Bon Jovi, she’s ready: “Yeah, until I got sick of making $12,000 a year.”

Before she tapes her first-ever HBO special this Nov. 21 at the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa, she wanted to share a few of her roasting secrets.

You know, the one nobody watched? I didn’t do that one because I had to rewrite my HBO pilot. I felt so left out. I hate when they call you and you say, “No I can’t, I have other commitments.” And then you watch it on TV and you say, “I could’ve made it so much better.”

How do you prep for something like that?

Oh God, it takes a month. See, that’s what you don’t have time for. You have time to be there and do the show, but it takes 30 days or so of checking facts on them that nobody else will really make fun of, finding out obscure (stuff) about them.

Are you actually Googling all this or does someone help you?

I have an assistant, so she does all the (crap) work and I figure out what topics to write about. It’s an intensive thing because they always make me go last because I’m freaking hilarious. The problem is, everybody’s used up all the topics and it’s not funny anymore. Even if your jokes are better, they’re sick of hearing that William Shatner has no hair or Pam Anderson has big (breasts).

That’s gotta be hard. You’re batting cleanup.

And I’m the best. I’ll never get sick of those things. You don’t even know the rush. ’Cause, dude, the version you see on TV looks good, but half those people (bomb) on stage it’s so bad. And then they edit to make it look good.

So usually what happens by the end, they’re all looking at me and the audience is looking at me, going “Save this roast!” And you go, “Wow, I have the power.” Even for a moment, you have power. And then you’re a loser again when you get off stage — it’s great.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer Break Up

John Mayer and Jennifer Aniston have reportedly called it quits.

That's the rumor I'm hearing. A source says the pair's on-again, off-again relationship may have ended sometime within the last week, when Aniston returned from her overseas Marley & Me junket.

John made a tasty piece of arm candy for the award season -– especially facing Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on Oscar night. And he was a great date for Jen on red carpets for both her films -– "Marley & Me” and “He’s Just Not That Into You.”

After Jennifer returned from eating dog biscuits with Owen Wilson to promote “Marley” in Europe, Hollywood's hottest couple were inexplicably kaput, according to People. Just like that? Wow.

"They had some disagreements and decided to not continue to see each other," says a People source. "Jen is moving on with her life like she always does. She seems happy."

A second source says it was Mayer who broke up with Aniston after she returned from Europe.

Oh, no. Here we go again with that “I ended a relationship to be alone” and “I don’t want to waste someone’s time if something’s not right” business.

Don't go talking to TMZ, dude! She will cut you!

In a recent interview with British paper Mail on Sunday, Aniston said she didn't believe any relationship meant to last a lifetime. "Whoever said that every relationship has to last forever? That's hoping for too much."

"He broke up with her when she got back from her European tour," the source said.

Aniston's rep did not immediately comment. Mayer's rep declined to comment on the singer's personal life.

But what are their friends saying?

One pal warns that we shouldn't be quick to assume the two are through for good. As we know, this wouldn't be the first time they've gone their separate ways.

Aniston recently opened up about love and romance to the U.K. magazine You. "Who ever said that every relationship has to last forever? That's hoping too much," said Aniston, who turned 40 exactly a month ago. "I think every relationship is a world unto itself."

As for finding the perfect partner, she said, "I don't have one and I don't think it exists."

Aniston and Mayer went public for the first time at the Oscars at the end of last month. Backstage at the Kodak Theatre, Aniston told Gayle King, who was interviewing them for her pal Oprah's show, that she was "very happy." Later in the night, they strolled arm in arm into the Vanity Fair postshow party at the Sunset Tower Hotel.

Most recently, Aniston was spotted on Monday at the same hotel grabbing a bite to eat at the Terrace restaurant. She'll be jetting to New York City in the spring to shoot The Baster, in which she stars opposite Jason Bateman as an unmarried 40-year-old who decides to have a baby with her best friend.

But an awards season and a couple of red carpets, that's like totally doable.Mayer, meanwhile, has been in the studio working on a new album.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

50 cent sex tape

50 Cent may add some more fire to his beef with Rick Ross as he has allegedly been collecting video of Rick Ross’ other baby mom named Brooke.

I am not sure why 50 Cent has to create drama with ever other rapper but, he totally does and is. After he feuded with Kanye West for what seemed like forever, he then moved on to Fat Joe and more recently he has started beef with rapper Rick Ross.

The two have been going back and forth in raps arguing over god knows what for months. What I do know is that things escalated to another level when 50 Cent flew out Kia, Rick Ross' baby momma. Rick Ross took to the radio to respond and to call 50 Cent out saying that if he is flying out his baby momma he should at least be sleeping with her.
Well, it looks like Rick got his wish however, not with Kia...with his other baby momma Brooke! Oy vey when will this drama stop!? 50 Cent is allegedly releasing a sex tape where he narrates over Rick Ross' baby momma Broke having sex!

Not word yet on when this video would be released but no doubt this will add some more controversy to the Rick Ross vs 50 situation.
Reportedly, 50 Cent is throwing another hip hop jab in his hip hop beef with Miami rapper Rick Ross, by getting in the sex business, well sorta and preparing to release footage of hip hop rival Rick Ross’ baby momma in a sextpape/porn video.

According to celebrity personality Miss Info, 50 Cent allegedly has the video of Rick Ross’ other baby momma, Brooke, not Tia as 50 Cent was previously reported as hugged up with in pictures. The rapper also took Ross’ baby mama Tiallondra “Tia” Kemp shopping and got to her reveal some ‘dirt’ on Rick Ross in an exclusive interview for ThisIs50.

Miss Info also had her sources to provide proof of the alleged sextape which they provided in an alleged photo of Brooke, Rick Ross’ baby momma in split scenes which depict her as having sex with someone in one scene and undressing in another. The photo was labeled with the title BooBooTV.
Here is what Ross said to Funkmaster Flex yesterday : “Now if he was a real gangster, a real g…if you was gonna fly [Tia] up and take her shopping, you shoulda banged on tape”...

The supposed sextape is reportedly planned to be leaked on the internet sometime today with commentary from 50 Cent himself.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Jada Pinkett Smith to open school??

Jada Pinkett Smith is adding another title to her resume: schoolmaster.

According to various sources, actress Jada Pinkett Smith is planning to open a high school. Jada, who has two children with actor Will Smith, 10-year-old Jaden and eight-year-old Willow, says that she wants to build a companion to the elementary school she and Will Smith have already opened.

The A-list couple - who tied the knot in 1997 - launched the New Village Leadership Academy in California last year, and it educates youngsters of kindergarten and primary school age for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Will has said in past interviews that he and Jada opened the elementary school after developing a home school program for their two children.

“We started home-schooling our children probably six years ago,” he said. “We found about eight or nine other parents that home-school, so we put them together. … There’s just very powerful educational concepts that we believe in, and we feel like ‘I want to design the system that revolutionizes public education.’ ”

The school generated some controversy because it relies on instructional methods developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. But the school's director has said it isn't a Scientology facility.

Meanwhile, Pinkett Smith is set to produce and star in a new series on TNT.

chuck norris birthday

Many B-list stars kicked many an ass in the 80's and 90's, like Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Segal and the like. These decades were a very good time for martial arts and ass-kicking stars who couldn't act to camp it up with their fists. Chuck Norris was one of those big stars, clobbering villains in movies and TV. But unlike those other monosyllabic fighters who burned out after a while, Chuck Norris is still as famous as ever. The Chuck Norris cult celebrates the 69'th birthday of their hero today.

People may be shocked that Chuck Norris's birthday makes him 69 today. But Chuck Norris defies age, facts, and all other things in the known universe. At least according to the various 'facts' about him on the Internet.

Chuck Norris celebrates his birthday after about 45 years of punching people down. Norris was a karate champion for 10 years, and a celebrated karate teacher. Norris later took his style to movies and television, starring in many B-movies, and one B-TV show.

For eight seasons, Norris brought justice to Texas as Walker, Texas Ranger. The series, and Norris, got an additional boost when Conan O'Brian introduced his "Walker, Texas Ranger lever" to Late Night, displaying the most insane moments from that show completely out of context.

Norris got additional fame in today's generation for various crazy Internet 'facts' posted about his power. Norris has risen to the level of superman by killing two stones with one bird, staring down books for facts, scaring outer space, and much more, according to the facts.

Norris has also lent his power to campaigning for Republicans like George H.W. Bush and Mike Huckabee. Norris was even credited for "making" Huckabee when it looked like he might win the nomination - mostly by Conan O'Brian, who was trying to claim Huckabee himself. He even saved the day for Vince Vaughn at the end of Dodgeball.

Chuck Norris has additional fame for elevating the power of his birthday. Even a God-king like Norris has to share his birthday with other powerful people, and he shares it with an unusual amount of celebrities today.

In Honor of Chuck Norris’ 69th Birthday, We Run Down the Top 10 Things Chuck has Ever Done

10. The Total Gym - Have you ever actually used the total gym? This thing is a miracle of modern science. It actually does give you a really good work out. Then again, what else would you expect from the man? I don’t want to live in a world where Chuck would lie to us about effectiveness of a product that he endorses.

9. Lone Wolf McQuade - Just watch the trailer. Hopefully the Walker Texas Ranger people paid royalties based on their outright theft of this movie’s plot to come up with a TV show

8. Chuck Norris Karate Commandos - Hopefully, you’ve seen this before. If not, I would advise sitting tight for the next 3 minutes.

7. Super Chuck Norris Brothers - Okay, he didn’t actually do this, but it’s pretty sweet

6. Chuck Norris reading Chuck Norris facts - You can’t say this guy isn’t a good sport. I tire of the jokes, but I don’t tire of Chuck reading them.

5. Wore Awesome Glasses (22 second mark) and Killed a Mass Murderer in The Hero and the Terror. I don’t think I would ever take those glasses off if I found them in real life. If I had cataract surgery later in life, these would also be the perfect glasses for the recovery. I would be buried in these glasses.

4. The Missing in Action Series - Stephen Segal wakes up in cold sweats of fear when he dreams of doing anything near this cool on the big screen.

3. Single-handedly stop a Russian invasion in Invasion U.S.A -

2. Starting the MMA craze in this episode of Walker Texas Ranger

1. The first two Delta Force Movies - I’m a fan of Steven Segal and Jean-Claude Van Damme, but pound for pound, there has not been an ass-kicker like Norris in these movies. I think real life Columbian drug lords probably went into hiding for a few years after seeing these movies.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Jimmy Boyd dies at 70

The former child singer,Jimmy Boyd, a singer best known for recording the Christmas novelty hit “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” in 1952 when he was 13, died Saturday. He was 70.

Boyd, who also was a child actor, died of cancer at a Santa Monica convalescent hospital, said Eleanor Pillsbury, a longtime friend.

Three weeks after the yuletide kiss-and-tell was released, the song was No. 1 on the Billboard charts. It sold 2 million records in less than 10 weeks.

It has been interpreted by such artists as the Jackson 5, John Mellencamp and Amy Winehouse. Molly Bee was also 13 when she later had a hit warbling about the unlikely pair kissing "underneath the mistletoe last night." Bee died last month at 69.

However,the Catholic Church condemned the song for implying even a tenuous link between sex and the religious holiday, and radio stations in several markets banned it. The ban was lifted after the 13-year-old Boyd appeared before church leaders to talk about the lyrics.

He was born dirt-poor in a shack in McComb, Miss., on Jan. 9, 1939, to Leslie and Winnie Boyd. His father, Leslie, was a carpenter from a big musical family -- Boyd's grandfather was known in Mississippi as Fiddler Bill and had 21 children, Pillsbury confirmed.

At 4, Boyd started playing the guitar. He grew up on a ranch near the San Fernando Valley. While at a country-western dance in a Colton barn, the 7-year-old was called on stage to sing with Texas Jim Lewis' troupe. Boyd was soon regularly appearing with the band in shows that were broadcast on the radio.

His recording career essentially lasted until 1967 and encompassed such hits as "Dennis the Menace," sung with Rosemary Clooney, and several duets with Frankie Laine, including "The Little Boy and the Old Man," "Poor Little Piggy Bank" and "Tell Me a Story."

On television, Boyd made several appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in the early 1950s and moved into acting. From 1958 to 1961, he portrayed Howard Meechim, the high school boyfriend on "Bachelor Father," a sitcom that starred John Forsythe and Noreen Corcoran. He also played the teenage nephew of Betty White's character on "Date with the Angels," a late-1950s sitcom.

Soon after marrying, Boyd was drafted into the Army and later performed in two USO shows in Vietnam. For several years, he toured the U.S. in his own music and comedy show.

He was an avid tennis player until he discovered sailing, Pillsbury said, and for years lived in Marina del Rey on a sailboat he named Unplugged.

He is survived by a son, Devon James Boyd, 28.

Dancing With the Stars Returns

Celebrity toes resumed twinkling tonight as Dancing With the Stars kicked off its eighth season and, despite the desperately random assortment of said stars, this has the makings of a good go-around.

This barely begun season has already witnessed the premature exit of two injured stars—Nancy O'Dell and Jewel—and the last-minute arrival of their replacements—Girls Next Door babe Holly Madison and extra-burned Bachelor castoff Melissa Rycroft. Not to mention half the pros are dancing on surgically repaired joints and Hollywood newcomer Gilles Marini has tendinitis in his groin.

The ballroom also welcomed two new pros, the show's youngest-ever contestant, its first already established star-pro couple and a pair of newly engaged DWTS veterans.

As Bruno Tonioli would say... Actually, he'd say something gross, so we're just going to recap tonight's performances:

Lil Kim: The raunchy rapper, who revealed that she first started watching DWTS while in prison, has rhythm and her cha-cha with defending champ Derek Hough got the night off to a very saucy—and technically sound—start. She needs polish but has major potential. "You can work wonders with that tushy!" Bruno offered, while head judge Len Goodman called the performance "first class."
Score: 21

Belinda Carlisle: The former Go-Go's frontwoman looked lovely, but, according to her debut waltz with Jonathan Roberts, she's missing the inherent grace possessed by past elder stateswomen such as Jane Seymour and Priscilla Presley. There certainly weren't any Cloris Leachman moments, as Bruno suggested, but the 50-year-old still needs to get that beat back, pronto.
Score: 17

Lawrence Taylor: He might have been wearing Emmit Smith's cha-cha outfit, but the 50-year-old NFL Hall of Famer isn't quite disco ball material yet. Not that he needed to be, what with Edyta Sliwinska returning in fine scantily clad form after last season's one-and-done appearance with Jeff Ross. But as Len noted, there's a "naturalness" about Taylor.
Score: 16

Steve-O: The former Jackass player didn't exactly stick his foot "up the waltz's butt," but he didn't suck too hard, either. Let's just say Lacey Schwimmer has her work cut out for her, but if anyone can cover up someone's rough edges with edgy choreography, she can.
Score: 17

Gilles Marini: Turns out Sex and the City's Samantha would have done well to visit her naked neighbor. The 33-year-old Frenchman, who quite literally flashed into American theaters last summer, is a frontrunner at this point, as far as raw talent is concerned. He's rough around the edges, but his cha-cha was the best of the bunch. And, for the record, Cheryl Burke looks great.
Score: 24

Chuck Wicks: The 29-year-old country singer is the first star to join the show having already seduced his pro partner. Julianne Hough's easy-on-the-eyes boyfriend showed a lot of potential, waltzing his girlfriend around the ballroom with relative ease, although his desire to impress her—and make her laugh during rehearsals—could make for a rough ride behind the scenes.
Score: 20

Holly Madison: DWTS first-timer Dmitry Chaplin certainly didn't need to whip his Playboy Playmate partner into shape for the challenge. Holly's lovely limbs, spray-tanned to perfection, could serve her well eventually, but tonight's cha-cha proved that a week's practice just ain't enough.
Score: 18

Ty Murray: Well, Jewel wouldn't have had to worry about her hubby wrangling the title away from her. The rodeo cowboy gave his cha-cha a go, and his aw-shucks demeanor is very charming, but newcomer Chelsie Hightower is probably going to have a very short debut season.
Score: 14

Shawn Johnson: Girl knows how to compete. The Olympic gymnast, fresh off a four-medal performance in Beijing and the youngest-ever DWTS competitor at 17, has the potential to add a disco ball to her trophy case. Her waltz was graceful—"surprisingly refined," Bruno called it—and she partners well with the boyishly handsome Mark Ballas (who, after all, is only 22).
Score: 23

Steve Wozniak: It is possible for the billionaire entrepreneur to win this season. It would require free iPods suddenly appearing in mailboxes across the U.S., but still... Anyway, Karina Smirnoff had her man suited up to be the clown, trotting him out for the cha-cha in a pink boa, but unless Wozniak's minions find a way to hack the database, the likable Apple Computer cofounder probably won't last too long.
Score: 13

David Alan Grier: The comedian was likable but forgettable, his waltz—and his face—being neither here nor there. "One character will suffice," Bruno advised, referring to Grier's constantly shifting facial expressions. The In Living Color star couldn't even get a break from former Fly Girl Carrie Ann Inaba, who docked him a point for lifting both of Kym Johnson's feet off the ground.
Score: 19

Denise Richards: She was the first to cry during rehearsal this season, but the actress rebounded nicely, minus that limp left arm. Going for Richards already are her flexibility, killer bod and fan-favorite partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Not great are those nerves, which she needs to shake. "You've got it all, but you don't know what to do with it!" exclaimed Bruno.
Score: 18

Melissa Rycroft: OK, we'll say it... Suck it, Jason Mesnick. A week after being ceremoniously dumped on national TV (thanks, producers, for replaying the moment tonight), in a snazzy bit of ABC synergy the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader made a triumphant return to prime time. Her promising waltz, combined with all the good will she's acquired (standing ovation, anyone?), means Tony Dovolani finally has a shot at the title.
Score: 23

Wow, so much to think about. The 13 contestants will dance again next Monday and this week's scores and votes will be combined with next week's before the season's first elimination show on Tuesday, March 17.

Meanwhile,Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson says she won’t need a lucky charm when she competes on “Dancing with the Stars.”"I don’t believe in lucky charms,” she tells “The Insider.” “I have never had one and I probably never will. I am my lucky charm.”The 17-year-old, who is the youngest-ever competitor on the hit ABC series, is having a scary day when “The Insider” visits her rehearsal. Her professional partner, Mark Ballas is teaching her the salsa and it is her most difficult dance to date.

“The scary part is letting myself go,” she admits.But other than her bout of nerves, Shawn is doing great. To date, she has experienced no injuries. Of course, her Olympic gymnastic training requires similar intense training, so the fact that she and Mark are in the rehearsal hall five hours a day is not as big a strain on her as it is with others. But that is where the similarity ends.

“It is all new to me,” she adds. “When you go outside your comfort zone, it is hard to get adjusted, but Mark is helping me.”Another first for Shawn was walking the red carpet at the premiere of the ‘Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.’ She tells “The Insider” that she is single, so while she didn’t bring a boyfriend, Mark walked the red carpet with his girlfriend, former “American Idol” contestant Joanna Pacitti.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Demetrius Spencer spending time with Murphy???

Now Michael Strahan has reportedly bugged girlfriend Nicole Murphy. Demetrius Spencer reportedly has been spending time with Murphy.

Demetrius Spencer was part of a photo spread in 2004 for what else, a fairy tail wedding! His wedding at Los Angeles / Pacific Palisades Bel Air Bay Club was photographed by In Style Weddings in 2004 which wrote:

After several years of drifting apart since they were introduced by a mutual friend, Lisa Coffey and Demetrius Spencer found themselves happily reunited without the slightest chance of ever being separated from each other again. It took just one kiss to create some lasting sparks between them and almost as instantly as they fell in love, Lisa and Demetrius became engaged at Two Bunch Palms Resort in Palm Springs. They took their time as an engaged couple, however, and spent two years enjoying a new phase of their relationship that included planning for the wedding celebration of their dreams.

So much for that, reports FOX News today:

But Murphy was also involved in a relationship with Universal Records A&R exec Demetrius Spencer.

Introduced by a mutual pal, Murphy had been “hiding” her affection for Spencer from Strahan “for almost a year,” the sources said.

Another report broke earlier today by LALATE claims Nicole Murphy and Demetrius Spencer were dating on the side.

Michael Stranhan, reportedly accused of bugging his ex wife in 2006, now according to the report bugged Nicole Murphy’s Los Angeles swanky car.

The reported discovery of the bugging device was made by who? A local Los Angeles Range Rover dealer. Oh, the mechanics had to go and ruin everything!
Claims the report in the NY Post:

hings came to a head Feb. 20, after Spencer and Murphy took her Range Rover to a luxury dealership in Thousand Oaks, Calif.. Mechanics quickly discovered the tracking apparatus.

Oh boy!

Nicole Murphy caught between Michael Strahan & Demetrius Spencer: Murphy, Strahan, Spencer

Nicole Murphy has a relationship with Michael Strahan and Demetrius Spencer. The pretty model Murphy is the ex wife of Eddie Murphy. Strahan is a former New York Giant footballplayer. Spencer is an executive, of Universal Records A & R.

Murphy and Strahan have been dating since 2007.Murphy’s 5 kids from her marriage with Eddie Murphy like Strahan. Things became complicated when Murphy met Spencer about 1 year ago and started dating him. Murphy and Spencer have been traveling away on business trips.

The New York Post has copies of email correspondence between Murphy and Spencer. Murphy wrote she would confess to Strahan. However, Murphy may be having second thoughts about it as she also wrote that her children were growing closer to Strahan.
Strahan had installed a tracking device in Murphy’s car. Murphy located it and he was mad at being outed

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

adam lambert kissing

This is totally distracting. It seemed like yesterday when Adam Lambert got this much praise on American Idol, with his performance of that Rolling Stones track compelling Randy Jackson to compare him to Twilight's Robert Pattinson. And, as he found himself a spot on the Top 12, people online started wondering whether he could be the “next Edward Cullen,” probably because of his looks, and probably because of his singing, although his voice is obviously much screechier than Robert's.

And then, boom—photos of him kissing other guys come out. I'm sorry, but I think those people have lost themselves future vampire material.

The blogosphere has been buzzing over photos of the theater queen—I mean veteran—macking with another dude. The photos surfaced on internet and several outlets have picked up the story, breathlessly wondering if Lambert is gay. Well, he did choose Cher’s “Believe” as one of the first songs to sing. I’m just saying.

Anyway, in several photos Lambert’s dressed very much like David Bowie circa his Ziggy Stardust days. Another shows him in drag. Other photos show him glamming it up at the annual Burning Man event in the California desert. The guy he’s with has been identified only as Brad, and the couple already are being called “Bradam.”

This definitely doesn't qualify as an “Idol” scandal, no matter how much some sites, like one that calls the photos “depravity,” might claim it does. Seriously, who hasn't dressed in drag or kissed a boy? I say go for it. Hopefully Lambert will let it all hang out in his performances as well. I just hope voters don't get their shorts in a twist over this. The competition's about singing, not mingling.

Another Lambert rumor is more troubling, though. Celeb news site GossipSauce claims Lambert and judge Randy Jackson were spotted having dinner at Hollywood eatery Katsuya last Tuesday, the night before Lambert sang for his Top 12 spot. Jackson’s publicist shot down the report as “absolutely untrue.”

“Randy did not have dinner with Adam Lambert,” the publicist told Entertainment Weekly. “He ran into him as he was leaving the restaurant.”

I'll keep my eye open for updates on this news, but it seems to have been put to bed already.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

sharon osbourne fight

A former contestant on Sharon Osbourne's "Rock of Love Charm School" has sued over an altercation with Osbourne during an episode of the VH1 show for pulling her hair out during a reality show about etiquette.

Megan Hauserman,29 suit filed on Monday in Los Angeles claims battery, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She seeks a jury trial and punitive damages.

The December incident can be seen on VH1's Web site billed as "Sharon and Megan's big fight." In the video, the women exchange insults, Osbourne pours a drink on Hauserman and then the two are surrounded by a rush of people.

Hauserman was a guest on the television show on December 13 when Osbourne attacked her by pulling her "hair out of her head" and scratching her, forcing Hauserman to seek care at a hospital, according to the lawsuit.

The incident aired on VH1 in January and took place after the two women traded insults over Ozzy Osbourne.

Osbourne's representatives were not available to comment.

On the show, Osbourne served as a headmistress to former contestants from another reality series, "Rock of Love," who after competing for rock singer Bret Michaels' affections get lessons from Osbourne in etiquette and moderation.

Hauserman's lawsuit accuses Osbourne of battery and emotional distress and seeks unspecified damages, money for loss of income and medical costs.

Osbourne, 56, is a fixture of reality TV, and has appeared as a judge on the show "America's Got Talent" and British show "The X Factor," as well as a show that depicts her life as the wife of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne.

related story: Megan Hauserman Sues Sharon Osbourne

Monday, March 2, 2009

jason mesnick ex wife

All eyes are on Jason Mesnick ever since he fell short of winning The Bachelorette when DeAnna Pappas chose Jesse Csincsak over him. And as the star of The Bachelor, his life has become an open book even more, with fans and critics digging up every morsel of information they can to learn more about this Ohio native. But before witnessing his love escapes on The Bachelor, we already know quite a bit about his background. He's moved to Washington at the age of 8 and received his B.A. in psychology at the University of Washington. He's also an account executive in estate and legacy planning, and a divorced single father who has raised his three-year-old son, Ty, since 2006.

By tomorrow night Jason Mesnick will have announce who he has chosen to become his next wife. Fans of The Bachelor are anxiously awaiting his decision, but few questions have been answered about his ex-wife - and mother of his son, Ty.

Well that’s about to change.

We recently found out a whole whackload of info on the former Mrs. Mesnick (who now goes by the name Hilary Madison Wynn) and we’re starting to understand why things didn’t work out between the two.

Hilary is an aspiring model/fashion designer (shocker) who has even starred in a music video (see below). In her modelmayhem.com profile she has posted several photos and a short bio where she reveals her excitement about the fashion industry. Sounds like a fame-whore if you ask us.

But up until now, little is known about the former Mrs. Jason Mesnick. Luckily, we've stumbled upon some information about her for all you curious Jason fans out there. Oh, and she has a music video too!

Hilary Madison Wynn, supposedly the new name of Hilary Buckholz-Monrean, is the ex-wife of Jason and mother of three-year-old Ty. She's a model who lives in Seattle, Washington, and now aspires to become a fashion designer. For a more detailed bio (including her vital statistics), you can check out her profile on modelmayhem.com.

“I am looking forward to meeting more people involved in the fashion culture,” the 29-year-old model wrote on her modeling page. “I have done some runway modeling, shot a music video, a couple photo shoots and am currently in school to become a fashion designer. I have a passion for all aspects of this industry and cannot wait to see what other opportunities lie ahead!”

As mentioned, the former Mrs. Mesnick also stars in “Happy,” a music video for Seattle rock band Out From Underneath. Ironically, one scene features Hilary taking off a wedding ring and throwing it at her love interest. It also lands on a bed of red rose petals.

Now that Jason has seemingly moved on with his life and has found love yet again on reality TV, there's really no need to put the spot light on Hilary. However, it would be interesting to see how the winner of Bachelor 13 compares to the former Mrs. Mesnick. Did Jason make a huge mistake letting this one go? Or is he better off without her?