Friday, October 31, 2008
The legendary Joaquin Phoenix is leaving his acting career behind to pursue another avenue of entertainment – and he's putting it in writing.
Joaquin posed at the premiere of his film 'Che' with writing on his knuckles that read from right to left, "Bye! Good."
The actor told ET's Mark Steines at a recent event honoring Paul Newman that he is retiring from acting to focus on music!
Joaquin earned an Academy Award nomination for his role as Johnny Cash in 'Walk the Line.' Joaquin learned to play guitar and did his own singing for the film. Good Luck to you Sir..
The amazing Disney's 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' stayed at the top of the box office this Halloween weekend, beating out horror flicks 'Saw V' and 'The Haunting of Molly Hartley.' But which offbeat comedy was No. 2?
The latest in the 'HSM' franchise made $15 million for the weekend, followed by The Weinstein Company's romantic comedy 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno,' which earned $10.7 million, studio estimates showed Sunday.
'HSM 3' stars Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale, whose characters are now in their senior year of high school. Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks star in 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno,' which traces platonic friends Zack (Rogen) and Miri (Banks) as they attempt to make some cash by making an adult film together.
Lionsgate's 'Saw V,' the latest installment in its horror series about a brutal serial killer nicknamed "Jigsaw," fell to No. 3 with $10.1 million, bringing its overall total to $45.8 million.The weekend's other big horror offering 'The Haunting of Molly Hartley,' starring "Gossip Girl" hunk Chace Crawford, finished in fifth, with an estimated $6 million.
Universal's crime drama "Changeling," directed by Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood and starring Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich, came in No. 4 with $9.4 million in its first weekend of wide release. Good Luck to you all..
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The result of the Ratings for "SNL" have soared this season thanks to presidential impersonations aplenty, not to mention Sarah Palin's highly anticipated showdown with Tina Fey. The question is: Will ratings continue to rise when John McCain cameos on the show tonight?
The Associated Press says "SNL" saw its highest ratings in 14 years when Palin playfully confronted her impersonator, Fey, live from New York two weeks ago.
McCain's planned appearance tonight comes three days before the election, on a show to be hosted by vocal Democrat and Barack Obama supporter Ben Affleck. But McCain is no stranger to the "SNL" stage -- he appeared in May after winning the Republican nomination and hosted the show in 2002. It's not yet the election day. Wait for that dy and the people will judge who will win the presidential election.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The outstanding Robert Downey Jr. has not only signed on for 'Iron Man 3,' but will star in another major Marvel superhero flick as well.
Daily Variety reports Downey Jr. will resume his saving-the-world duties in 'Iron Man 2' and its sequel. Plus, he'll don the suit of iron to fight alongside Captain America, Thor and the Incredible Hulk in 'The Avengers,' says Variety.
'Iron Man 2' is expected in 2010, while 'The Avengers' is scheduled for a 2011 release, says the trade. He is very good in performing Iron man movies.
The Republican presidential candidate John McCain be live from New York this Saturday night? And if he does appear, what diehard Democrat will he be taking the stage alongside?
McCain will appear on this weekend's episode of "Saturday Night Live," reports the Associated Press, sourcing McCain aides, and the show's host will be vocal Democrat and Barack Obama supporter Ben Affleck.
Reps for "Saturday Night Live" would not confirm McCain's appearance on Friday.Good luck to you John.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The hot and the glamorous Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin took a prank telephone call from someone posing as the president of France on Saturday, discussing several topics without recognizing the caller was an imposter, the Associated Press reports. Click to see who the prankster was!
During the call from a Canadian comedian posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the prankster tells Palin she would make a good president someday. "Maybe in eight years," replies Palin, with a laugh.
The six-minute conversation includes Palin discussing politics, the perils of hunting with Vice President Dick Cheney, and Sarkozy's "beautiful wife." The call is set to air Monday on a Quebec radio station, the AP said.
A Palin campaign spokeswoman confirmed the prank call was received. "Governor Palin was mildly amused to learn that she had joined the ranks of heads of state, including President Sarkozy and other celebrities, in being targeted by these pranksters. C'est la vie," she said.
The call was made by the well-known Montreal comedy duo Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel, who are notorious for making prank calls to celebrities and heads of state. Audette speaks in an exaggerated French accent during the call and drops ample hints that the conversation is a joke.
Playing off the governor's much-publicized comment in an early television interview that she had insights into foreign policy because "you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska," the caller tells her: "You know we have a lot in common also, because ... from my house I can see Belgium." She replies: "Well, see, we're right next door to different countries that we all need to be working with, yes." Good luck Madam..
Is Sarah Jessica Parker planning to come back to the big screen to play a New York City woman in love?
The very lovely Sarah Jessica Parker planning to come back to the big screen to play a New York City woman in love?
According to Variety, yes! Sarah Jessica is in negotiations to star in a Marc Lawrence romantic comedy alongside romantic-comedy veteran Hugh Grant, says the paper.
The film, which has not yet been titled, will reportedly have the duo playing a high-powered couple from New York, who strike some ill luck when they witness a murder and are sent off to a Wyoming witness-protection program.
Sarah Jessica's success earlier this year with the 'Sex and the City' film has created lots of buzz for a 'Sex' sequel, and Variety reports the actress is "expected to reprise" her role as the lovesick Carrie Bradshaw in a sequel to the film. i love the way she dress and she's pretty hot.
Monday, October 27, 2008
The legendary Howard Stern's leggy new wife, model Beth Ostrosky, is singing the praises of the self-proclaimed "King of All Media" as he helps her get ready to run the NYC marathon this Sunday!
"The greatest thing is that he's a runner and he's been running most of the mileage with me," Beth tells People magazine. Beth says she's been training for the marathon ever since tying the knot with Howard at their star-studded wedding on Oct. 3, and adds that he is "supportive" of her intense running regimen.
"Every week with Howard is a honeymoon," she says. "But I think he's ready to get me back. He says I'm not a lot of fun lately because I need my sleep." Good luck, mate..
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Presidential Republican candidate John McCain, Just days before Election Day, appeared on "Saturday Night Live" to poke fun at himself while Tina Fey once again provided big laughs portraying VP candidate Sarah Palin.
In a skit mocking the shopping channel QVC, McCain stood side-by-side with Fey and urged viewers to remember the campaign by purchasing a special line of "collectible products."
Fey's Palin hawks a group of "Joe" action figures that include prominent figures from the campaign: Joe the Plumber, Joe Six Pack and "my personal favorite," she says, "Joe Biden." "If you pull this cord, he talks for 45 minutes." "It's great if you want to clear out a party," McCain quips. "Or keep elk out of your yard," Fey adds.
Products for sale included a complete set of "pork knives – they cut the pork out," McCain declared. McCain's wife Cindy helped show off another item for sale, McCain fine-gold jewelry, a reference to the McCain-Feingold bipartisan campaign reform act of 2002.
At one point during the segment, Fey turns away where McCain can't hear her and whispers to the audience that she is going "rogue." She displays a "Palin in 2012" T shirt and tells the audience: "Just try and wait till after Tuesday to wear 'em."
Later during the show's Weekend Update segment, McCain offers some last-minute campaign strategies. He said he might become a "reverse maverick," someone he says does everything he's told; or a "double maverick," where "I'd go totally berserk and freak everybody out, even the regular mavericks."
"I'm a true Maverick: a Republican without money!" McCain joked. "My only showbiz connections are Jon Voight and Heidi (Montag) from "The Hills.'" Good Luck Sir..
Never fade Tom Cruise buried the hatchet with Matt Lauer -- ET confirms that the actor good naturedly participated in a roast of the newsman at the Friars Club today in New York!
Cruise took the stage and hugged Lauer, and told the audience that he would do anything for his "good friend Matt." He then said he is the one person in the world who knows where Matt Lauer is (referring to the "Today" show "Where in the World is Matt Lauer" segments) and showed a slideshow with his and Lauer's heads superimposed on bodies in photos depicting activities like skiing and hiking.
Cruise said that he and Lauer are such good friends that they vacation together, and speak on the phone every day they don't see each other. He then ribbed Lauer, saying that while Cruise is an international star, Lauer has the same life day after day, always sitting on that same "Today" show couch.
He ended his speech by saying, "Lose my number you glib putz! Cruise out!"
In 2005, the two famously sparred over the topic of prescription psychotropic drugs on the "Today" show. He's hot.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The memorable night Anna Nicole Smith met John McCain! ET uncovers the forgotten video -- found just days before the election!
The two met in 2004 at the Victor Sports Awards in Las Vegas. Anna Nicole and John both served as a celeb presenters at the event.
John even tells Anna Nicole about one of his favorite moments on her self-titled reality show -- a fishing trip! -- included at the tail end of the footage. Her memories still linger to those who love her.
Friday, October 24, 2008
The sister of Jessica, Ashlee Simpson, who's expecting her first child with hubby Pete Wentz any day now, is having a baby shower today in L.A.!
Sources tell us the shower is being thrown at an L.A. hotel for about 30-35 guests, and the theme is Winnie the Pooh -- complete with honeypot and bee decorations.
Keep checking back here for the latest Ashlee Simpson baby news!Good luck to you girl..
The queen of talk show Oprah endorse Obama. Does talk-show icon Oprah Winfrey have plans to be with Barack Obama on election night?
The New York Daily News reports that Oprah will indeed be partying with Obama on Nov. 4. The Democratic presidential nominee is expected to appear at a rally and party in Chicago's Grant Park on Tuesday night.
"Oprah will be attending the party," a spokesperson for Oprah reportedly told the New York Daily News.
The paper says the Obama camp is keeping a tight lip about other A-list guests and performers slated to appear at the big event. I like her show.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The phenomenal "Survivor: Gabon" had a couple of curveballs up its sleeve Thursday night, as not one, but two, players were eliminated -- and both players were strong physical challengers.
The show opened at the Fang camp with Crystal accidentally spilling a bit of rice, then magnanimously volunteering to go without at mealtime since the tribe was running so low.
When it came time for the reward challenge, the teams had to play a game that involved passing a ball between three players, while one player from the opposing team played defense. As usual, Kota made quick work of Fang, winning 3-1. As part of their reward, they opted to send Sugar back to Exile for a record fifth time in a row.
At Exile, the pin-up model told the camera of her alliance with Ace: "I feel like my tribe thinks I'm naïve and I'm sticking with him out of stupidity -- but I'm sticking with him because he's the strongest player at this point."
For the reward, the Kota team was taken on a helicopter ride over the African landscape, and treated to a cliffside picnic. Bob exclaimed over the experience, "It made my trip to Africa." As they dined, Randy said with his customary spite for the Fang tribe, "The best part about this is that they don't get it." Later, the team was treated to much-sought letters from their loved ones, which brought tears to the recipients.
Back at Fang camp, Matty exclaimed over his team's latest loss, "I don't think in my entire 29 years of living I've ever been so embarrassed."
Matty invited Ace for a private chat in the canoe, and urged Ace to get rid of Sugar. Ace, however, had his eye on voting off Crystal, and he swayed Matty to his way of thinking. Meanwhile, Kenny and Crystal were formulating their own plan -- to blindside Ace! Crystal told the camera, "He's the devil and he has to go."
Up next was the immunity challenge, and it came with a twist -- both teams would be voting someone off that night at Tribal Council, and the players would be vying for individual immunity. The players faced off against each other in a "log roll" competition, with Ace, Sugar and Marcus ending up the final three – but Marcus kept his balance the longest -- winning immunity at that night's Tribal Council. As part of his prize, he was also able to grant immunity to one player on the other team. He chose Sugar, explaining privately to the camera that he hoped that giving her immunity would make Fang get rid of one of their stronger players that night -- Crystal, Matty or Ace.
Back at Fang, it began to look like Crystal would be taking the fall. At Tribal Council, as he voted for Crystal, Matty said, "Crystal -- I have been waiting for this day for so long and I am so happy it's here."
But when the votes were read, in a 3-2 shocker, it was the mysteriously accented Ace who was sent home! Since he most certainly didn't vote for himself, it appeared that his good friend Sugar had been the tie-breaking vote that had done him in!
But the shockers weren't over for the night. Kota tribe still had to take their turn at Tribal. At Kota camp, teammates were torn between voting off Dan, whom they deemed the least trustworthy, or Susie, the seemingly weakest physical competitor. It seemed like a consensus had been made that Dan would be going home, when Susie had a private chat with Corinne. When Corinne told Susie that she wasn't planning on voting for her, Susie expressed her relief, but then told Corinne, "I'm going to be honest with you, I was actually going to vote for you [to go home]."
This did not sit well with Corinne, who later said in response, "This moron has decided that she'd like me to go. I hate her, I hate her, I hate her. I really want to stab her in the face."
But, although Corinne made an argument to her teammates to send Sugar home, in the end, it was Dan who was sent packing. Good Luck Guys!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
The pretty lady and Country star Taylor Swift just rocked the vote, for the very first time! The 18-year-old singing sensation told People magazine that casting her ballot on Thursday made her feel "so completely American."
Taylor admitted she got stuck in the long lines when she voted at home in Sumner County, Tenn. But, the leggy star admitted to the mag she felt great after: "I can honestly tell you that it was worth the wait. I felt like I really accomplished something special."
So, which candidate did Taylor vote for? Joe Jonas' reported ex-flame said she "can't share" whether she Ba-rocked the vote or went with an Ameri-Cain hero, but said she made every effort to be as well informed as she possibly could about both candidates. "I watched the debates and I read all kinds of articles on each person and each vice president and what they believe in and where their priorities are," Taylor said.
When it came time to vote, "I went with my gut instinct," she said. "I wavered back and forth the entire time I was waiting in line and when I got into the voting booth, I said, 'That's the one I'm voting for,' and I pressed the button. And I feel good about it!"
Cast your ballot for president between now and Nov. 4 at your local polling location. Good luck to you, my dear.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The veteran actress and former child star Mackenzie Phillips has pleaded guilty to one count of a felony drug charge.
Phillips has been placed on a drug diversion program. She'll be monitored by the court for an 18-month period, which might end up being shorter if the court is satisfied with her progress.
Two other charges related to her August 27 arrest were dismissed and the entry of the judgment was deferred by 36 months.
Court officials tell ET that Phillips' next court progress report will be January 22, 2009, and she will not be required to attend. Good Luck in facing your charges.
Monday, October 13, 2008
The presidential candidate of Democratic party Barack Obama's half-hour campaign ad Wednesday night? Read on to find out!
Nielsen Media Research estimates that 33.6 million people viewed Obama's infomercial, says the Associated Press. The ad aired on CBS, NBC, Fox and several cable networks.
Obama also helped Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" draw a record 3.6 million viewers when he appeared Wednesday by satellite for an interview, says the AP.He will surely win this coming election.
Hot mama Jennifer Lopez celebrated with her hubby, birthday boy Marc Anthony, in Vegas this weekend as the parents of newborn twins took in Criss Angel's "Believe" show. Later, Lopez and Anthony, who recently turned 40, shared a VIP table with Angel himself at club LAX, where they sipped on Cristal champagne.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Cloris Leachman better think twice about staying up too late this New Year's Eve. The very next morning, she'll serve as grand marshal of the 2009 Rose Parade.
The "Dancing with the Stars" contestant and Oscar winner will topline the 120th Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, says the Associated Press, an elaborate parade that precedes college football's Rose Bowl championship game.
Cloris, 82, is holding her own on "Dancing" with pro partner Corky Ballas. She won an Oscar for best supporting actress in 'The Last Picture Show' (1971) and scored Emmys on sitcoms ranging from "Mary Tyler Moore" to "Malcolm in the Middle."
Friday, October 3, 2008
The legendary and the king of pop Jackson 5 really reunite with Michael as reports have claimed? The King of Pop gives his definitive answer on the hot topic.
Jackson tells OK! magazine that no, he will not join rejoin the '70s supergroup.
"My brothers and sisters have my full love and support, and we've certainly shared many great experiences, but at this time I have no plans to record or tour with them," Michael says. "I am now in the studio developing new and exciting projects that I look forward to sharing with my fans in concert soon." I like his music.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
So sad to hear that the date of the funeral for Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew.
The funerals for the Oscar winner's family members will be held Monday in Chicago. They will also be buried the same day.Condolence to the family