Monday, February 28, 2011

Hollywood Dirt Overflow (2-28-11)


"The King's Speech" Was the Big Winner at the Oscars . . . While the Big Loser Was . . . Gwyneth Paltrow:

"The King's Speech" was the big winner at last night's Oscars, bringing in FOUR awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for TOM HOOPER and Best Actor for COLIN FIRTH. --"The Social Network" pulled down THREE awards, including Best Adapted screenplay for AARON SORKIN and Best Original Score for TRENT REZNOR and Atticus Ross. (--From Nine Inch Nails to wearing a bowtie and thanking the Academy. Is this the end of Trent Reznor's cred? Discuss.) --"Inception" actually won FOUR awards, too, but they were all unglamorous technical trophies like Cinematography, Sound Editing and stuff like that. --As for the rest of the big awards, NATALIE PORTMAN won Best Actress for "Black Swan" . . . --And "The Fighter" took the other two acting awards. CHRISTIAN BALE won Best Supporting Actor and MELISSA LEO won Best Supporting Actress. (--She also dropped an F-BOMB during her acceptance speech. Check it out HYPERLINK "" here. She later apologized backstage.) --Some people might say "The Social Network" was the night's big loser. But they're WRONG. The biggest loser last night was GWYNETH PALTROW . . . who proved once and for all that SHE CAN'T SING. --Gwyneth performed the Oscar-nominated song "Coming Home" from her movie "Country Strong". But she didn't do it well. (--Check out video HYPERLINK "" \l "!5771935/watch-gwyneth-paltrows-embarrassing-oscars-performance" here.) --Maybe the worst part of the whole performance was the intro by JENNIFER HUDSON . . . who called Gwyneth "a singing sensation" and "country music's newest star."

The Oscars: Random Notes:

Here's a quick rundown of everything else worth talking about from last night's Oscars. --Hosts JAMES FRANCO and ANNE HATHAWAY were decent, but nothing to write home about. --If there's anything they probably shouldn't have done, it was starting the show with one of those montages where they're digitally inserted into a bunch of the year's Best Picture nominees. It's been done so many times before, and better. --Having 94-year-old KIRK DOUGLAS present the award for Best Supporting Actress was a cool move. But dragging it out as long as they did was kind of torturous. The guy is pretty hard to understand, and it started getting uncomfortable. --On his post-Oscar special, JIMMY KIMMEL joked that the segment, quote, "Combined the suspense of RYAN SEACREST with the delivery of DICK CLARK." (--That's slightly evil . . . but HI-larious and on-the-nose.) --Maybe it's just me, but when Kirk walked winner MELISSA LEO offstage, it looked like his hand was a little too close to CUPPING HER BREAST. --There are a couple other random moments people have been talking about: When CHRISTIAN BALE accepted the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, it seemed like he forgot his wife's name. --He was kind of emotional, and he might have just been taking a long pause, so it was hard to tell. But basically he thanked a bunch of people, started to thank her . . . and then blanked for a second. At least that's what it looked like. --The other random moment was during the video montage before Best Song, when regular Americans talked about their favorite movie songs. Regular Americans like . . . PRESIDENT OBAMA. In a quick segment taped at the White House, he said "As Time Goes By" from "Casablanca" was THE classic movie tune. --There weren't many bells and whistles at this year's ceremony. But one of the more amusing things they did was use Autotune to turn some of the year's movies . . . like "Harry Potter", "Twilight" and "Toy Story 3" . . . into musicals. (--Check out the video HYPERLINK "" \l "!5771930/what-in-auto+tuned-hell-just-happened-at-the-oscars" here.) (--One last Oscar note: Winners hardly ever get to thank everybody they want to. So we're wondering why people don't start going up to the podium and plugging a website where they have a list of all the people they need to thank.) (--It seems like a great idea, except for one thing: Hollywood egos. Something tells me there are a lot of movie big shots who'd get PISSED not hearing their names on international TV.) (--Still, I'd rather hear the winners say something heartfelt and profound than just ticking off a list of names of people I've never heard of, and will never hear of again.)

The Complete Winners List:

Best Picture: "The King's Speech"

Best Animated Feature Film: "Toy Story 3"

Best Director: Tom Hooper, "The King's Speech"

Best Actor: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"

Best Actress: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, "The Fighter"

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, "The Fighter"

Best Documentary Feature: "Inside Job"

Best Documentary (Short Subject): "Strangers No More"

Best Adapted Screenplay: "The Social Network"

Best Original Screenplay: "The King's Speech"

Best Foreign Film: "In a Better World" (Denmark)

Best Film Editing: "The Social Network"

Best Costume: "Alice in Wonderland"

Best Makeup: "The Wolfman"

Best Visual Effects: "Inception"

Best Sound Mixing: "Inception"

Best Sound Editing: "Inception"

Best Art Direction: "Alice in Wonderland"

Best Cinematography: "Inception"

Best Original Score: "The Social Network" . . . composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Original Song: "We Belong Together" . . . from "Toy Story 3"

Best Short Film (Animated): "The Lost Thing"

Best Short Film (Live Action): "God of Love"


"The Last Airbender" Was Named Worst Picture at the "Razzies":

The Golden Raspberry Awards . . . a.k.a. the Razzies . . . took place on Saturday night. Although M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN probably wishes they hadn't. --His movie "The Last Airbender" won Worst Picture, and he was named Worst Director. It also got trophies for Worst Screenplay, Worst Supporting Actor for JACKSON RATHBONE and Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3D.

--SARAH JESSICA PARKER got Worst Actress for "Sex and the City 2" . . . which also won for Worst Screen Ensemble and Worst Sequel. --ASHTON KUTCHER got Worst Actor for "Killers" and "Valentine's Day" . . . while JESSICA ALBA won Worst Supporting Actress for "Little Fockers", "Machete", "The Killer Inside Me" and "Valentine's Day". (--Yes, when people are nominated, it's for every movie they did that previous year. It's not exactly a precise science. The Razzie people basically just pick who they want to dump on and then go for it.) --This year, nobody picked up their awards in person.

The Razzie Results:

Worst Picture: "The Last Airbender"

Worst Director: M. Night Shyamalan, "The Last Airbender"

Worst Actor: Ashton Kutcher, "Killers" and "Valentine's Day"

Worst Actress: The Four "Gal Pals", The entire cast of "Sex and the City 2" . . . that's Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon

Worst Screen Couple / Ensemble: The Entire Cast of "Sex and the City 2"

Worst Supporting Actor: Jackson Rathbone, Sokka in "The Last Airbender" and Jasper Hale in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Worst Supporting Actress: Jessica Alba, "The Killer Inside Me", "Little Fockers", "Machete" and "Valentine's Day"

Worst Screenplay: "The Last Airbender"

Worst Prequel, Sequel, Remake or Rip-Off: "Sex and the City 2"

Worst Eye-Gouging Use of 3-D: "The Last Airbender"


Charlie Sheen Calls "Two and a Half Men" a Pukefest in a New Interview:

I think most people went into the weekend thinking that the CHARLIE SHEEN situation couldn't get any crazier. Well, they were wrong. --Charlie called the Fox Sports Radio show "Loose Cannons" on Friday and continued cutting loose on "Two and a Half Men" creator CHUCK LORRE, CBS and whoever else he imagined was out to get him. --Charlie called the "Two and a Half Men" set a TOXIC environment . . . saying that he felt like, quote, "an unwelcome relative given cold coffee at eight o'clock at night. And I just got tired of it." --He added, quote, "I watch [Chuck Lorre] wailing on people that have been loyal to him for two decades. -"He gets in the men's group on Friday and talks about surrender and acceptance is the key. Really Chuck? Accept these keys. I won't go further with that thought." --He also had a message to crewmembers who are getting the shaft because the show keeps canceling episodes. He said, quote, "Be patient, get focused, we are at war . . . defeat is not an option . . . they just picked the fight with the wrong guy." --He added, quote, "They know what they did is wrong. I expressed an opinion. I have the First Amendment behind me. 'I have an army marching behind me,' to quote Eminem." --And he delivered the following message to his fans . . . quote, "Find the most comfortable chair in their frickin' house . . . open a beer and watch the show because it's about to get gnarly." --Charlie also talked about the show he's supposedly working on with HBO . . . the one that'll pay him a guaranteed $50 million for 10 episodes. --And he compared it to "Two and a Half Men" by saying, quote, "[It's] something beyond this drivel, this pukefest that everyone worships." --For the record, HBO denies it's negotiating with Charlie. --Charlie also reiterated that he's 100% clean. He said, quote, "If you want to meet me for one of my workouts at 5:00 A.M., you're going to find out that smoking cocaine just does not fit in with that snapshot. --"There's no time for that right now. If you can find a drug that's gonna get me higher than I am . . . I hate to say, on life . . . just living in the moment, finally enjoying this life, then present that drug. I don't think it exists. I really don't." --Along those same lines, Charlie said he was contemplating his next project . . . quote, "It's called life and fatherhood and fun. I get to step back into the light." --Charlie did say he would be willing to do another season of "Two and a Half Men", because he's under contract. But not with the people currently in charge. --He said, quote, "Can you imagine going back into the sludge pit with those knuckleheads at this point? Can you imagine? It would go bad quickly."

--He added, quote, "I was a get-along guy for eight years. I put five-bill in the studio's pocket, I put a half-a-bill in Chuck's pocket. So, this is the frickin' thanks I get? This is the level of gratitude I get?"

Charlie Sheen Says He's on a Drug . . . Called "Charlie Sheen":

In addition to that radio show he called in to, CHARLIE SHEEN also did an interview with ABC News. Some of it airs TODAY on "Good Morning America" . . . then there's a full-on "20/20" special tomorrow night at 10:00 P.M. --In this one, Charlie admits that he's still abusing a particular substance. He says, quote, "I am on a drug. It's called CHARLIE SHEEN." (!!!) (--Here's HYPERLINK "" video.) --On Friday, Charlie TEXTED "Good Morning America" and told them he's showing up for work this week, as expected . . . even though the remainder of the season has been CANCELED. --Apparently, Charlie also has an interview lined up with NBC's "Today" show . . . because yesterday, the following appeared on the show's Twitter page . . . --"Charlie Sheen demands personal apology from 2 1/2 Men producer & CBS... see the interview tomorrow morning on TODAY show."

The Anti-Defamation League Says Charlie Sheen Is Borderline Anti-Semitic for Referring to Chuck Lorre by His Jewish Name:

In one of his crazy radio interviews last week, CHARLIE SHEEN referred to "Two and a Half Men" creator CHUCK LORRE as "Chaim Levine". And he did so with obvious disdain in his voice. --Chuck's birth name was Chuck Levine . . . and Chaim is his Hebrew name. --A lot of people think Charlie was being anti-Semitic. And the Anti-Defamation League is among them. --They issued a statement saying, quote, "By invoking television producer Chuck Lorre's Jewish name in the context of an angry tirade against him, Charlie Sheen left the impression that another reason for his dislike of Mr. Lorre is his Jewishness. --"This fact has no relevance to Mr. Sheen's complaint or disagreement, and his words are at best bizarre, and at worst, borderline anti-Semitism." --As usual, Charlie has a comeback. He says, quote, "I was referring to Chuck by his real name, because I wanted to address the man, not the bulls(crap) TV persona. --"So you're telling me, anytime someone calls me Carlos Estevez, I can claim they are anti-Latino?" (--Carlos Irwin Estevez is Charlie's real name.) --In a text to "People" magazine, Charlie said that Lorre has referred to him as Carlos Estevez. But he didn't say whether or not it was in a negative context.

Charlie Passed a Urine Test and Took a Blood Test This Weekend . . . To Prove He's Clean:

CHARLIE SHEEN was so determined to prove he's clean that he let test both his urine and blood for drugs. --Charlie PASSED the preliminary urine test, which he took Friday night after returning from his little orgy in the Bahamas. He took the blood test on Saturday, and the results should be in today. (--If you don't mind the sight of a cup full of Charlie Sheen's pee, you can see pictures of the urine test HYPERLINK "" here. Pictures of Charlie getting his blood drawn are HYPERLINK "" here.)

John Stamos and Sarah Silverman Have the Best Charlie Sheen-Related Tweets:

Hollywood decided this weekend to stop sitting on the sidelines and start using their Twitter accounts to weigh on in all the CHARLIE SHEEN-ANIGANS. --JOHN STAMOS and SARAH SILVERMAN had the best Tweets by far. --Stamos was responding to a rumor that he was going to replace Charlie on "Two and a Half Men". --He said, quote, "Contrary to the rumors, i am not replacing Charlie Sheen on Two and Half Men. however, Martin Sheen has asked me to be his son." --And SARAH SILVERMAN took a shot at Charlie for claiming he had cured his own addiction problems with his mind . . . quote, "If I hung out w 20 year old porn stars all the time I'd think I was a genius too." --ANDY RICHTER dropped a good one, too. He said, quote, "Unlike SOME people, I can stop winning whenever I want! #sorrycharlie." --Meanwhile, ADAM MCKAY . . . WILL FERRELL'S writing partner and the director of most of his movies . . . said, quote, "Pulled a Sheen today and challenged my boss to a fight in the octagon and he fired me. WTF?" --ZOOEY DESCHANEL also chimed in, saying, quote, "MYSTERY SOLVED: now we know who the 'half a man' is in 'two and a half men'....HINT: it's not the kid!!!!" --And PIERS MORGAN gave Charlie a little support. He said, quote, "Is it just me that thinks Charlie Sheen be allowed to behave how the hell he likes in his own time?"

Random Sheen-Anigans:

#1.) Those crazy Taiwanese animators have worked up a video depicting Charlie's latest radio rant. (--Here's the HYPERLINK "" link.)

#2.) Here's a nice slideshow collection of Charlie's craziest quotes. (-- HYPERLINK "" \l "index/0" Enjoy.)

#3.) JON CRYER supposedly Tweeted his sadness that "Two and a Half Men" had been canceled for the rest of the season. The problem is, Jon isn't on Twitter OR Facebook . . . so it was obviously bogus.

#4.) The guy who would produce the new "Major League" movie . . . if it happens . . . once worked with LINDSAY LOHAN, and he's a little leery of working with Charlie now. --He says, quote, "I won't go through that again. If Charlie doesn't straighten up . . . I unfortunately can't put him in the movie."

Kelsey Grammer Got Married Friday:

As expected, KELSEY GRAMMER and Kayte Walsh got married Friday inside the Longacre Theater, where Kelsey recently starred in "La Cage aux Folles". He's 55 . . . she's 29. --Kelsey's two eldest daughters served as bridesmaids . . . while his son Jude was one of the groomsmen. (--Here are some HYPERLINK "" pics of Kelsey and Kayte on their big day.)

Are Taylor Swift and Chord Overstreet Dating?

TAYLOR SWIFT may be hooking up with CHORD OVERSTREET from "Glee". The two of them went to the L.A. Kings hockey game last Thursday night. (--Check out some pics HYPERLINK "" here.) --Chord . . . who plays Sam Evans on "Glee" . . . was recently seen getting all grabby with co-star NAYA RIVERA at a club. --Meanwhile, Taylor dated another one of his co-stars, CORY MONTEITH, early last year.

Michael Douglas Shoved a Photographer Who May Have Hit Catherine Zeta-Jones:

I guess we can stop feeling sorry for MICHAEL DOUGLAS. He seems to have pretty much recovered from his throat cancer. He was strong enough the other day to shove a photographer who allegedly hit his wife, CATHERINE ZETA-JONES. --Michael and Catherine were in London so Catherine could be named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. (--She got it for her film and charitable work.) --On their way back into their hotel, Catherine suddenly LOST IT, shouting, quote, "How dare you punch me! I want a police officer right now. He punched me! The guy coming in here, he punched me!" --As the security people were trying to figure out who hit her, Michael turned back to the crowd and pointed a guy out. He said, quote, "It's you, (A-hole)." --Then he grabbed the guy and shoved him pretty hard. (--Check out video HYPERLINK "" here. But BE WARNED . . . The word (A-hole) is unbleeped.)

Neil Patrick Harris' Twins Had a "Play Date" with Elton John's Son:

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS' twins got to meet ELTON JOHN and DAVID FURNISH'S new son. Neil says, quote, "Elton and David came to our house for Zachary's first play date a couple weeks back. They're great guys." --He added, quote, "They're super great parents. They're so fiercely involved in their son's life and it's really kind of great to watch them interact with him." (--I wouldn't exactly call this a "play date". Neil's kids are 5 months old, and Elton's kid is 2 months old. There couldn't have been much "playing" going on. Maybe it was a play date for the parents.) (--And no, I'm not suggesting Neil and his partner had a FOURGY with Elton and David while a nanny watched their kids. That's your sick, twisted mind at work, not mine.)

"Hall Pass" Tanked at the Box Office . . . But Not As Bad As "Drive Angry":

The new OWEN WILSON comedy "Hall Pass" barely made $13.4 million over the weekend, which was only good enough for second place. Because of its weak debut, Disney "Gnomeo and Juliet" rose to #1 with just $14 million. --But that's nothing compared to the disappointment NICOLAS CAGE must be feeling. His latest film "Drive Angry" tanked hard at #9 with just $5.1 million. And it reportedly cost $50 million to make. Here are the Top 10 movies . . .

1.) "Gnomeo and Juliet", $14.2 million. Up to $75.1 million in its 3rd week

2.) (NEW) Owen Wilson's "Hall Pass", $13.4 million

3.) "Unknown", $12.4 million. Up to $42.8 million in its 2nd week

4.) "Just Go With It", $11.1 million. Up to $79.4 million in its 3rd week.

5.) "I Am Number Four", $11 million. Up to $37.7 million in its 2nd week.

6.) "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never", $9.2 million. Up to $62.8 million in its 3rd week.

7.) "The King's Speech", $7.6 million. Up to $115 million in its 14th week.

8.) "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son", $7.55 million. Up to $28.6 million in its 2nd week.

9.) (NEW) Nicolas Cage's "Drive Angry", $5.1 million

10.) "The Roommate", $2.1 million. Up to $35.9 million in its 4th week.

Crisis Averted: Casey Abrams Will Continue on "American Idol":

"American Idol" contestant CASEY ABRAMS was " HYPERLINK "" rushed" to the hospital last Wednesday night, after experiencing severe stomach pain. He spent two nights in the hospital, but was released on Friday, and will continue on the show. (--On Thursday night, we found out he'd be a member of the Top 24, although that was pretty much a given. This guy is definitely a frontrunner. That episode was pre-recorded. We haven't hit the live portion of the show yet.) --We still don't know what was wrong with him. Neither Casey nor Fox have commented on it. TMZ claims he received a blood transfusion, and then everything was fine. A "source" says he won't have to return to the hospital.

Monday TV Reminders: (--Check your local listings.)

--"90210" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on the CW. (--Snoop Dogg appears as himself when Navid and Dixon have a chance encounter with him.)

--"House" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox. (--House treats a man for a severe rash he received from chemical exposure while working at his blue-collar job.)

--"You're Cut Off!" [2nd Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. on VH1.

--"Zeke and Luther" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. on Disney XD.

--"The Cape" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Rappers Lil' Romeo and Slaine guest star.)

--"RuPaul's Drag Race" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Logo. (--Eliza Dushku and the succulent Sara Rue are guest judges.)

--"Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" [7th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on the Travel Channel. (--Anthony meets up with Sean Penn in post-earthquake Haiti as they tour the tent city Penn has been living in for most of 2010.)

--"Shatner's Raw Nerve" . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Biography. (--"Weeds" star Kevin Nealon and "Quantum Leap" superstar Scott Bakula guest.)

--"Bethenny Ever After" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Bravo.

--"The X Life" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on VH1.

It Was *On* Between Rihanna and Ciara . . . Now It's *Off*, Apparently:

RIHANNA and CIARA engaged in a brief Twitter CROSSFIRE over the weekend. --It all began when Ciara dissed Rihanna during an appearance on E!'s "Fashion Police" with JOAN RIVERS. Ciara said, quote, "I ran into her recently at a party. She wasn't the nicest. --"It's crazy, because I've always loved and respected what she's done in fashion . . . it wasn't the most pleasant run-in." (--You can find video, HYPERLINK "" here. ***WARNING***: Joan says the B-word at the end of the video.) --Rihanna responded on Twitter saying, quote, "My bad Ci, did I forget to tip you? How rude of me . . . you gangsta huh? Ha." --Then Ciara shot back: Quote, "Trust me Rihanna you don't want to see me on or off the stage." To which Rihanna said, quote, "Good luck with bookin' that stage you speak of." Ciara responded to that with: Quote, "Pure comedy." --At this point, Rihanna felt that it'd gone far enough, and offered an olive branch. She said, quote, "Ciara baby, I love you girl! You hurt my feelings real bad on TV! I'm heartbroken! That's why I retaliated this way! So sorry! Let's make up." --And Ciara agreed . . . quote, "Ri, u know it's always been love since day 1! Doing shows and everything. You threw me off in that party! Apology accepted. Let's chat in person." (--Ciara opened for Rihanna on her Good Girl Gone Bad Tour in 2007.)

Chris Brown Responds to the New Pictures of Rihanna, Post-Beating:

CHRIS BROWN has responded to the new HYPERLINK "" pictures that hit the Internet last week . . . featuring RIHANNA'S brutal injuries after Chris beat her in February of 2009. --He commented on Twitter, but all but one of the Tweets have since been deleted. According to the "Toronto Sun", he said, quote, "It's ironic how 'somebody' put this out right around my album time! Wow! --"I guess that's supposed to be [a] strategic chess move. Unbelievable . . . The Devil is always busy!! But when u have a destiny, nothing or no one can stop what God has planned!" --"The beauty is inside you!!! Don't let em bring you down!!!!! Beautiful people!" (--This last line is the only one still on his Twitter feed, which you can find, HYPERLINK "" \l "!/chrisbrown" here.) (--Chris' next album, "F.A.M.E." doesn't come out until March 18th. says they released the pictures because there's some kind of Rihanna / Chris Brown reconciliation in the works.) --Meanwhile, Chris is apparently trying to draw a different kind of attention to himself, by dyeing his hair BLOND. (--He posted a HYPERLINK "" picture of his new look on Twitter. It includes the caption: "Look at me now.")

The Top 10 Songs Played at Sporting Events Last Year:

Music licenser BMI has released a list of The Top 10 Songs Played at Major League Sports Events for the 2009-2010 Season . . . and perhaps not surprisingly, QUEEN's "We Will Rock You" was #1. Here's the Top 10:

1.) "We Will Rock You", Queen

2.) "Let It Rock", Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne

3.) "Burn It to the Ground", Nickelback

4.) "Boom Boom Pow", Black Eyed Peas

5.) "Car Wash", Christina Aguilera featuring Missy Elliott

6.) "Fire Burning", Sean Kingston

7.) "Song 2", Blur

8.) "Turn My Swag On", Soulja Boy

9.) "Run This Town", Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West

10.) "Machinehead", Bush

--"We Will Rock You" was the most popular song at NFL games, while MLB teams preferred Christina Aguilera's version of "Car Wash" . . . for some reason. --The NHL's most played jock jam was "Twilight Zone" by the '90s European dance group 2 UNLIMITED. (--You may not recognize the title, but you've heard it. It's HYPERLINK "" this song.) (--BMI did not address the NBA, so it doesn't seem like data from basketball games was included. There's no word on why that would be.)

Lil Wayne Was Searched By Federal Agents, But He Was Clean:

TMZ says federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency searched LIL WAYNE after he got off a plane in Miami last week . . . but he was clean. There's no word why they searched him, or what they expected to find. --Wayne is on felony probation . . . so if they DID find anything, he'd be in trouble.


A "source" says BILLY RAY CYRUS' recent "GQ" rant was just a way of stealing back the spotlight from MILEY . . . because he's jealous of her. ( HYPERLINK "" Full Story)

MICHAEL LOHAN JR. is tired of being associated with his dad . . . so he's changing his name to Michael CAMERON. ( HYPERLINK "" Full Story)

The World Wide Web of Movie Gossip says VIGGO MORTENSEN is being considered to play the evil General Zod in the new "Superman" movie. ( HYPERLINK "" Full Story)

DAVID CROSS isn't holding his breath over the long-rumored "Arrested Development" movie. He says, quote, "I'll believe it when I see it . . . I'm realistically optimistic, which is to say, not that optimistic." ( HYPERLINK "" Full Story)

Former "Miami Vice" and "Nash Bridges" star DON JOHNSON has been cast in an upcoming NBC drama called "A Mann's World". He's playing a straight hairdresser in Beverly Hills, who's "struggling to stay young and relevant." ( HYPERLINK "" Full Story)

A judge has ordered an "independent medical evaluation" for ETTA JAMES, whose son believes she's in "very serious danger" under the care of her current live-in doctor. Etta has been battling dementia, leukemia and kidney problems. ( HYPERLINK "" Full Story)

MOTLEY CRUE singer VINCE NEIL was released from prison Friday after serving 10 days of a 15-day sentence for DUI. He still has to serve 15 days of house arrest. ( HYPERLINK "" Full Story)

PAUL STANLEY of KISS is going to be a dad for the third time. His wife is due in August. Paul is 59 years old. ( HYPERLINK "" Full Story)

SUZE ROTOLO . . . who was BOB DYLAN'S girlfriend from 1961 to 1964 . . . passed away last week after a long illness. She was 67. She inspired a lot of his early songs, including "Boots of Spanish Leather", "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" and "Tomorrow Is a Long Time". ( HYPERLINK "" Full Story)



A Woman Accidentally Gives Her Wedding Ring To a Homeless Man . . . And Instead of Pawning It, He's Trying To Find Her To Give It Back:

44-year-old Michael Secaur is a homeless man in Oakland, Michigan. Last week, he was panhandling and a woman pulled up and offered him all the change in her ashtray. --But when she gave it to him, her WEDDING RING accidentally fell off. After she pulled away, Michael searched through his haul and found the gold wedding ring covered with small diamonds. --And here's why we love this guy. Because he decided not to go pawn it . . . instead, he's on a QUEST to get it back to the woman. --He says, quote, "I think she did an oops. I'd only get about $20 to $50 [for pawning it], it's probably worth more to the woman who had it so I'm going to try to get it back to her." --Michael told the owner of a shelter where he stays about the ring. The owner put it in his personal safety deposit box to keep it safe. --Michael also says he'd definitely recognize the woman if he saw her again. Quote, "It's a funny thing. I remember every single person who has ever given me any money. They're the cool people." ( HYPERLINK "" Oakland Press)

The Movie Quote That Most Americans Would Use To Sum Up Their Lives Is . . . From "Forrest Gump":

A new survey asked Americans if there was one movie quote that could sum up their life philosophy, what would it be. And the winning quote was from . . . "Forrest Gump". And no, it's not listing different kinds of shrimp recipes.

--26% of Americans said they can best sum up their lives with the quote, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get."

--A quote from "The Wizard of Oz" came in second, with 21%. That quote, of course, is, "There's no place like home."

--8% of people went for the quote "Carpe diem," which means "Seize the day," from "Dead Poets Society".

--Two different quotes got 7% of the vote . . . "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'" from "The Shawshank Redemption", and "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night" from "All About Eve".

--Two quotes got 6% of the vote . . . "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" from "Gone With the Wind", and "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth" from "The Pride of the Yankees".

--Two quotes got 4% of the vote . . . "May the Force be with you" from "Star Wars", and "What we have here is a failure to communicate" from "Cool Hand Luke".

--"Show me the money" from "Jerry Maguire" got 3%. And finally, 2% of the vote went to both "There's no crying in baseball" from "A League of Their Own" and "Houston, we have a problem" from "Apollo 13". ( HYPERLINK "" PR Newswire)

The Average Man Spends 11 Years In Front of the TV, 1.2 Years at Bars, and One Month Searching for Matching Socks:

It's nice that we really make every moment count. A British website just published their findings from a survey where they attempted to figure out how the average man spends his life. And . . . we blow it.

--According to their findings, the average man . . .

--Spends 11 years in front of the TV.

--Spends 10,585 hours, or 1.2 years, at bars.

--Spends one full month searching for matching socks.

--Has nine sexual partners.

--Only learns how to cook four meals.

--Earns an average of $45,495-a-year over the course of his life.

--And says "sorry" 1.9 million times. ( HYPERLINK "" Daily Mail)

A New Facebook Relationship Status App Has Stepped Up . . . And It Plays Dirtier Than the Last One:

Last week, millions of people signed up for HYPERLINK "" Breakup Notifier . . . the Facebook app that let you monitor the relationship status of your friend. And few days later, HYPERLINK "" Facebook BANNED it. --They said it was using up too many resources . . . and that it might not be making a positive impact on the Facebook user experience. --Well . . . now that it's gone, a NEW relationship status stalking app has swooped in and taken its place. And this one PLAYS DIRTY. --This one is called Waiting Room, and instead of monitoring all of your friends, you only monitor the specific ones who are in relationships . . . relationships that you're hoping are reaching an end. (--Check it out at HYPERLINK "" --Then it lets you know when those people switch from "in a relationship" to "single." --But here's where it jacks up the dirtiness. Waiting Room doesn't just sit there, waiting for a relationship to end . . . it also INTERFERES in people's relationships. --When you sign up to monitor someone on Facebook, they get a message saying that someone is waiting for them to become single. And Waiting Room keeps your identity anonymous. --But 48 hours after they switch to single, the person gets to learn your identity. --The app has been up for a few days, and it should, in theory, use fewer resources than Breakup Notifier . . . because it's stalking fewer people. We're not sure if Facebook will eventually cut off its access . . . but for now it's up and running. ( HYPERLINK "" Time)

A Man In Illinois Has a Two-and-a-Half Year Relationship With an Online Girlfriend . . . Sends Her $200,000 . . . Then Finally Learns She's Not Real:

I know I SHOULD laugh at this guy . . . what with him being the most gullible person on the face of the Earth and all. But I guess I do have a tiny hint of a soul left somewhere inside, because I'm only laughing at him a little. --He's a 48-year-old from Naperville, Illinois, whose name wasn't released, and he's spent the past two-and-a-half years in an online relationship with a woman from Florida. They've never met in person. --Then, last week, she cut off contact. He panicked that she'd been kidnapped on a trip to London, so he called the police to report it. They investigated, and broke the news to him. --She doesn't exist. --At that point, the man protested that she DOES exist . . . he'd wired her more than $200,000 to her bank accounts in the U.S., England, Malaysia, and Nigeria. Yes, he wired money to a stranger with a Nigerian bank account and never caught on. --He also showed them a copy of her Florida driver's license, which she sent him. The police explained that the info on the driver's license was from the sample license on the Florida DMV website, with a woman's picture Photoshopped in. --The police say the man, quote, "was in disbelief" when he finally figured out that the police were right, and his two-and-a-half-year relationship was a fake. ( HYPERLINK "" UPI)

Three Out of Four People Say Cell Phone Etiquette Just Keeps Getting Worse:

Everyone's rude with their cell phone. Except you, of course . . . because when OTHER people text during dinner or answer calls during movies, they can't POSSIBLY be dealing with the life-or-death emergencies that you do. --According to a new survey, 75% of Americans say that people just keep getting RUDER with their cell phones. And the average person says they see someone doing something rude involving their phone FIVE TIMES a DAY. --Only 19% of people admit that they sometimes do something rude with their cell phone . . . but most of them say they only do it because other people are doing it. --56% of people say they've seen someone texting while driving . . . 48% have seen someone talking on the phone in a public bathroom . . . 32% have seen a phone being used in a movie theater . . . and 9% have seen someone on the phone on their honeymoon. ( HYPERLINK "" PC World)

Seven Out of Ten Dentists Say They've Treated People Who Tried To Fix Their Own Dental Problems with Stuff Like Super Glue and Power Tools:

The Internet makes it much easier to try to diagnose your own medical problems. And if you want to try, go for it. But when it comes to actually performing medical procedures . . . that's REALLY best left up to the professionals. --According to a new survey of more than 300 dentists, almost seven out of 10 have had patients try to treat their OWN dental problems before visiting. --And those treatments included patients using SUPER GLUE to fix broken teeth, crowns, or dentures . . . using an EMERY BOARD to file chipped teach . . . and even using POWER TOOLS to try to drill out a cavity or perform a home root canal. --Obviously, in EVERY SINGLE CASE, this makes things much worse. --In the survey, more than three out of five doctors say that women take better care of their teeth than men. --Only 6% of dentists say they never eat sugar or sweets. --30% say they've treated a dental injury from basketball . . . 20% from hockey . . . and 15% from baseball or softball. --And finally, dentistry hasn't really invaded Twitter yet . . . only 6% of dentists say they use Twitter for their dental practice. ( HYPERLINK "" PR Newswire)

A Judge Decides That If Your Terrible Golf Shot Injures Someone, You Aren't Liable:

It's a great day for everyone who golfs . . . but has no right to be anywhere near a golf course. If your TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE GOLF GAME injures someone, it's not really your fault. --Back on August 25th of 2005, a man named Ray Kinney of Naperville, Illinois was playing golf. On the 17th hole, he BRUTALLY SHANKED his tee shot . . . it went off the course . . . and hit a woman on the head. --That woman lived in a house next to the course in Chicago, and was doing some gardening when the ball hit her. --In 2007, she SUED Kinney for $50,000 in damages. She says his shank caused her severe and permanent injuries. --The suit said he was negligent because, quote, "he failed to properly aim his golf shot, failed to properly execute the swing of his club, and failed to warn of his errant shot." Kinney disagreed on that last count . . . he says he yelled "FORE." --But . . . on Friday, a circuit court judge DISMISSED the suit. He ruled that a golfer isn't liable because he can't control the ball once he's done swinging . . . and, quote, "people who live on golf courses have to assume risk." --Kinney says the incident hasn't stopped him from golfing . . . nor has his apparent lack of skill. He says the day the suit was dismissed he played golf . . . on a course with no nearby houses. ( HYPERLINK "" Chicago Sun-Times)


Police In Pittsburgh Bust a Crack and Sex Toy Ring That's Being Run Inside of . . . A Daycare Center:

And THIS is why you should do a psychotically thorough background check before you put your kid into a daycare center. --On Friday, police in Pittsburgh busted the R&B Childcare Services for running two underground industries out of their daycare center. Industry one: CRACK COCAINE. Industry two: SEX TOYS. --Agents busted into R&B and found $6,000 worth of crack, several bags of adult toys, and $4,000 cash. --The toys and some pornography were sitting in the same room where the children play. --There were between 10 and 15 children enrolled at R&B. The raid happened at 7:00 A.M., before the kids arrived for the day. -50-year-old Reanell Booker ran the daycare. She has no prior arrests . . . but now she's looking at serious drug charges and probably child endangerment charges as well. --One parent, who didn't give her name, showed up with her kids to drop them off at the daycare after it had been raided. She told a reporter, quote, "I don't know where I'm going to send my kids now. It was convenient for me." ( HYPERLINK "" NBC 11 - Pittsburgh)

A 51-Year-Old Mother Is Accused of Bending Over and Mooning a Bunch of Students At Her Kid's High School:

Well, no matter WHAT your mom did to embarrass you in high school, I can 100% guarantee it wasn't as bad as what this mom did. --51-year-old Lori Lauer of Sebastian, Florida has a daughter who goes to Sebastian River High School. According to a police report that was just released, on Valentine's Day, Lori drove to the school to pick up her daughter. --She got out of her car and wandered around, and ended up about 40 yards away from an outdoor physical education class. --And for some reason, she decided to bend over and MOON the kids. --She bent over, pulled up her one-piece sweater skirt, then pulled down her pantyhose. The kids in the class started screaming and cheering. -A police officer saw the entire thing. He quickly arrested Lori for misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and disruption or interference of a school function. --There's still no word on what motivated Lori to moon the gym class. ( HYPERLINK "" Treasure Coast Palm)

A Man Breaks Into a Pizza Hut, But Not To Steal Money . . . He Was Just Craving Some Boneless Chicken Wings:

If you rob a Pizza Hut after hours, you're probably not going to find very much cash. But they have something FAR more important behind those walls: FLAVOR. -On Friday in St. Cloud, Minnesota, a 21-year-old man was arrested for breaking into a Pizza Hut after hours . . . to make himself some food. --The guy's name wasn't released, but he actually worked there, so he knew what he was doing . . . at least when it came to cooking. He wasn't so stealthy during his break-in though . . . he tripped the silent alarm, and the police showed up. --When they got there, the guy was deep frying some boneless chicken wings. It also appeared he'd thrown some marinara sauce at the wall. --He blew a .22 on the breathalyzer, which is almost three times the legal limit. --He was arrested for third-degree burglary . . . but since he's an employee, that actually might get bumped down to theft. Although, no matter what, odds are he's going to lose his job. ( HYPERLINK "" Minneapolis Star-Tribune)


A guy in New York is suing a Walgreens drug store for "grievous personal injury" . . . for giving him wart remover instead of eye drops. (HYPERLINK ""Full Story)

A nonprofit called the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has put out a list of the 12 dirtiest cars . . . including the Bugatti, Veyron, Chevy Suburban, and Ford F-250. (HYPERLINK ""Full Story)

Heads up college applicants . . . 80% of college admissions offices check the Facebook accounts of potential students. (HYPERLINK ""Full Story)

Congratulations white people! You now have your very own scholarship, sponsored by something called the Former Majority Association for Equality. (HYPERLINK "" \l "!5771271/white-guys-get-their-very-own-college-scholarship"Full Story)

A voodoo sex ceremony caused a fire in Brooklyn and killed one person . . . when a bed surrounded by lit candles caught fire. (HYPERLINK ""Full Story)


#1.) A Black News Reporter Broke Up a Fight . . . And the Guy He Saved Turned Out to Be a White Supremacist:

A reporter named Shomari Stone was filming a report in Seattle last week, when four guys nearby got into a brawl. And when one of them started pounding on a guy, Shomari jumped on his back, pulled him off, and broke up the fight. -It's not clear why the guys were fighting, but one of them claimed another guy tried to rob him. Anyway, the interesting twist is, the reporter is black . . . and the guy he saved from being pounded turned out to be a white supremacist. --Search for " HYPERLINK "" Reporter Breaks Up Street Fight." The footage starts at :35, and the reporter jumps in at :59. He talks about finding out the guy was a white supremacist at 1:58.)

#2.) Kathie Lee Gifford Ate Dog Food on the "Today" Show:

KATHIE LEE GIFFORD ate dog food live on the "Today" show Friday. It was some expensive brand that's supposed to be good enough for humans, but no one on the set would try it. --So Kathie Lee volunteered, then chased it with a gulp of red wine and declared it was, quote, "not bad". Then after a few seconds, she said, "Now it's bad", and drank more wine. (--Search for " HYPERLINK "" Kathie Lee Dog Food." She eats it at :48.)

Did Watching the Oscars Make You Depressed? If It Did, There's a Reason:

According to the magazine "Psychology Togay", if you watched the Oscars last night and you're feeling sort of depressed today, there's a reason. --It's called "social comparison theory," which says that people can't help comparing their lives to the lives of others. --And when you watch something like the Academy Awards . . . where beautiful, rich people get awarded for being so great . . . it affects your self-esteem, whether you realize it or not. --Social comparison theory also explains why so many people get addicted to BAD celebrity news . . . like everything Lindsay Lohan does . . . because it's the easiest way to feel BETTER than celebrities. --And it makes us feel okay about not getting to wear designer clothes and go to all the great after-parties. --So, if you're feeling more depressed than you usually do on Mondays, pick up an issue of "Us Weekly" and start reading. Or better yet, listen to anything Charlie Sheen has said in the past week. ( HYPERLINK ""


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