Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sarah Jessica Parker: A Big Deal in Fashion?

Not that we need any proof of Sarah Jessica Parker's status as a true fashion icon, but we're hearing she's in talks for a major endorsement deal.

A source reports that the Sex and the City star may be the new face of revived American fashion house Halston.

We don't know if a recent sighting of Parker filming the SATC sequel has anything to do with the possible partnership, but…

Earlier this month, SJP was photographed on set wearing a white dress from the upcoming Halston Heritage Spring 2010 collection.

Parker has had similar gigs with Garnier and the Gap. She also released her own fashion line, Bitten, in 2007.

And then there's her megasuccessful fragrance collection. In 2005, she released Lovely, followed two years later by Covet and then Dawn, Endless and Twilight earlier this year.

The second SATC flick hits theaters in May.


Fashion Face-Off: Taylor Momsen vs. Shakira

Taylor Momsen may not like wearing pants, but she is a fan of plaid.

And so is Shakira.

Both celebs recently rocked this plaid tunic to red carpet events.

While Shakira kept her lady parts covered and avoided any Britney-esque photo ops with black tights, Tay opted for a more risqué look.

What the Gossip Girl lacked in leg coverings, she added in accessories...

Tay added black leather bracelets to her look and a rosary necklace to boot. Because she totally looks like she's a good churchgoing girl, right?

Both babes paired their plaid number with mid-calf black boots.


Green Hornet's Having a Hell of a Time Getting Made

What with the crashing, the smoke and the shakeups, it seems as if The Green Hornet is in need of its own superhero.

But the production is plugging along despite the latest mishap, a bitty bomb scare today on the film's Los Angeles set.

LAPD were called to the Wilshire Boulevard location when crewmembers discovered an unfamiliar-looking metal object lying in the parking lot.

To protect the rights and lives of decent citizens, the bomb squad promptly exploded the item on site, a routine tactic they also took when a Mission: Impossible III promotional stunt went awry in 2006. An innocent newspaper rack was among the collateral damage then.

"Everything is clear, they only found a smoke detector," a police spokesman told E! News Tuesday. No word on whether Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz were around for the show.

It was no illusion, however, when a stuntman lost control of a car and plowed into the top-tier Creative Artists Agency in Century City earlier this month while shooting a chase scene.

The stuntman was fine, but The Green Hornet, which director Michel Gondry took over after original helmer Stephen Chow dropped out, is starting to get a reputation.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Khloe Kardashian Wedding Pictures

Khloe Kardashian Wedding Pictures, Khloe Kardashian’s new wedding pictures could make someone rich,according to the Associated Press. They report that Kris Jenner who is Khloe’s mom and manager, brokered a deal with OK! magazine to sell Khloe Kardashian’s wedding pictures for $300,000.

Lamar Odom, who is Khloe’s husband will not get any money from the deal. So, basically Khloe Kardashian just landed a $300,000 payday for getting married. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom reportedly just met during the summer and started dating not long after that.

Then they decided to go ahead and get married this month. TMZ reported that it was mostly Lamar’s idea to go ahead and get married so quickly. Her mom, Kris Jenner was very smart with that OK! magazine deal,though. I want a deal like that.

They report that paparazzi and other bootleg photographers most likely tried to get shots,so we could see some surface online,anyways.

Khloe Kardashian Wedding

Khloe Kardashian Wedding, With less than a week to go before their Sunday nuptials, Khloe Kardashian and her LA Lakers beau Lamar Odom have decided to hold.


Julia Roberts Film Set In India, Security High Alert

MIRZAPUR: Young boys climbed trees and villagers crowded rooftops in a tiny dusty village in northern India Sunday to catch a glimpse of Academy Award winner Julia Roberts shooting her new film, “Eat, Pray, Love.”

Scores of policemen, armed with bamboo sticks, private guards and plainclothes security guards kept curious visitors at bay as the “Pretty Woman” star walked about the sets created at Mirzapur village, 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of the Indian capital, New Delhi. Huge black screens protected the sets from television crews and photographers.

Roberts was dressed in a turquoise blue tunic and loose pajamas, the traditional clothes worn by millions of Indian women. In the film, she plays the part of an American woman who leaves behind a troubled marriage and sets out on a journey of self-discovery.

Newspapers and television stations in India have been covering Roberts’ every move since she arrived in India accompanied by her three children nearly 10 days ago.

Security has been tight with about 50 local policemen and security officers guarding the star in the village and in the nearby small town of Pataudi, where Roberts is staying at a former palace converted into a heritage hotel.

The shooting of the film began a few days ago, and started with prayers offered by a Hindu priest.

A local newspaper quoted the priest, Swami Dharam Dev, as saying he had given the names of Hindu gods for her three children.

“I have named her twins Hazel and Phinnaeus as Laxmi and Ganesh, while Henry will be called Krishna Balram,” he was quoted as saying.

The movie, a Brad Pitt production, is directed by Ryan Murphy. It also stars Oscar-winner Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, Richard Jenkins and Billy Crudup.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Jennifer Aniston Pregnant

Jennifer Aniston Pregnant, According to an source, the “Rumor Has It” actress Jennifer Aniston is looking forward to taking a few months off so that she can work on getting pregnant.

Though she’s been plenty busy with her multiple movie roles, Jennifer Aniston has her heart set on becoming a mother.

At least according to a celebrity gossip magazine that cites made-up sources who have surely never even spoken to her. They’re made up, after all.

“Jen’s made no secret of the fact she wants to get pregnant,” says one such source. “Now, with nothing on her schedule for a while, she can finally relax and address priorities that matter most. Motherhood is at the top of her list.”

“She wants to have a baby soon,” adds another Aniston insider.

Someone should probably tell her that. If she’s not too busy picking out what to wear to the wedding of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, that is.


Extention In Bail Got By Meera

LAHORE: A local court here on Saturday has extended Meera’s bail and reserved the final verdict until 3 October.

Court has given extention in Meera’s bail on three times payment of Rs.100,000. On completion of argument, the court has reserved the final decision against Meera and her alleged husband until 3 October.

While talking to the media after the hearing, Meera said that Ateeq-ur-Rehman is a fraud, and he is constantly giving death threats to me and my family. She also revealed that Ateeq-ur-Rehman has demanded ‘off the record’ settlement on payment of hefty amount.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jackson Rathbone Gets Clipped on Eclipse

You can't keep a good vampire down. Come to think of it, you can't exactly keep a bad vampire down, either.

Jasper Hale Jackson Rathbone was taken to a Vancouver-area hospital yesterday after suffering a slight and unidentified injury while rehearsing a fight scene for the dark and battle-heavy Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

A spokesperson for Summit confirmed the not-quite near-death incident.

"As a precaution, he was driven to the hospital and checked out by a doctor. He's fine and is back at work on the set of Eclipse today."

And possibly a little paler than usual—which really is more of a character enhancement than anything.

Still, while Rathbone may not be immortal, his health hiccup won't be slowing him down anytime soon, at least according to fellow onscreen vamp Ashley Greene.

"Just got off set," she tweeted yesterday. "Jackson seems like he's ok thank God…can't believe he came to work today! He's a trooper :)"

More: eonline

Find Out Why Jennifer Morrison's Character Is Leaving House

According to our favorite frenemy, Jennifer Morrison's run as Dr. Allison Cameron on House will end midseason, and her exit was a creative decision on the part of the producers. (Meaning Morrison didn't quit; she was written out.)

OK, so that's the alleged behind-the-scenes situation—according to a rep, "The show does not have any comment" on reports of Morrison's exit—but forget the Hollywood drama. What drives Cameron to ditch her job at Princeton-Plainsboro after more than five years in House's orbit?

Read on for the exclusive scoop we got from insiders on why Cameron leaves her husband and the hospital...

Here's what sources spill about Cameron's departure: After Chase treads a thin moral line on a case involving an African dictator, he and Cameron both decide they should get out of Princeton while the getting's good. They plan to quit the hospital together and go somewhere else where they can focus on their relationship and on each other.

And then House gets involved. Because House (Hugh Laurie) is the devil. (Argh!)

House, who loves nothing more than to pour poison in the ears of his friends, starts talking to Chase about Cameron. House suggests that Cameron forgiving Chase for his misdeeds with the dictator is out of character for her.

Shortly thereafter, Chase has an inexplicable change of heart and decides he wants to stay with House after all. Cameron is understandably upset.


According to insiders, this all goes down around episode eight.

If nothing else, this certainly casts a new light on what Jesse Spencer told us at the House premiere party in Hollywood last week: "I've got a lot of storylines coming my way. There's a bit of dodgy doctoring going on. But dodgy doctoring is all we do on the show. Bend the rules a little bit—that's what House does. If House was practicing medicine [in the real world] he'd have lost his license on day one."

Long story short: Chase drank the boss' Kool-Aid, Cameron didn't and horrible, horrible House wins again.

What do you think about this major cast change? Does Jennifer's departure from House and the final destruction of Hameron ruin the show for you, or will you carry on in the company of Cuddy and Thirteen and not mind one bit?


Witches of Eastwick

Witches of Eastwick, I’ll admit, I didn’t have high expectations for ‘Eastwick’, a series based on movie more than 20 years old. But I think I love it more than chocolate brownies.

I don’t know if Veronica Cartwright is reprising her role from the movie, as they call her by the nickname “Bun”, but if she starts vomiting cherry pits, I might dedicate my devotion to this show. We may have to settle for cherry Jello, because she winds up in the hospital ten minutes into the show, victim of a violent red ant attack during the “Founders Day” celebration in Eastwick. Where they apparently celebrate how they used to burn women at the stake for witchcraft. Yay?

Roxie is the first future witch we meet. She’s the artist with a fertile, earth goddess motif to her work, a teenage daughter and a just beyond teenage boyfriend. Who she refuses to acknowledge as her boyfriend. Then there’s Kat, who has 5 kids, an alcoholic jerk for a husband and one heck of a green thumb. And rounding out the group is Joanna, a mousy writer who is afraid to speak up for herself. Unless you count inserting both feet firmly in her mouth, as she variously informs her workroom crush that she named her vibrator Will (which happens to be his name), has a yeast infection, or threw up this morning. All three women find a coin at the celebration and make a wish at the same time, and guess who rolls into town?

Despite the odds and a history of borderline contempt for each other, the witches find themselves drawn to each other. And just as quickly drawn to the stranger in town who has caused a stir by buying the Lennox mansion, the Eastwick Inn, the candle factory and the newspaper. Not to mention that he gets right to the business of making their wishes come true.

For Roxie, this means the hint of dangerous sex, a $50,000 commission for a sculpture due to his huge…appreciation for art. Kat is tired of being a wife, mother and nurse and wants someone to take care of her for a change. Joanna wants to find the courage to speak up for herself and get what she really wants. Roxie is the easiest (see what I did there?) as Darryl van Horne invites her over and asks her to sculpt…him. For $50,000. Oh, and spend some time in his bed to get to know his…body. But Roxie remains loyal to Chad.//more information Entertainment News

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Dan Brown novel tops 2 million mark

NEW YORK – Dan Brown's new novel has passed the 2 million mark and bested Bill Clinton's "My Life" in the record books.

Doubleday announced Tuesday that hardcover, audio and e-book sales for "The Lost Symbol" topped 2 million copies for its first week of release in the United States, Britain and Canada. The total is "well over" 2 million for English-language editions worldwide, according to Doubleday spokeswoman Suzanne Herz, who declined to offer a specific number.

Herz did say that around 5 percent, or 100,000 copies, of "The Lost Symbol" were sold as e-books. Doubleday released the digital edition at the same time as the hardcover despite industry worries that e-sales might take away business from the more expensive paper text. reported last week that first-day sales for "The Lost Symbol" were higher on its Kindle e-reader than in hard cover. E-books, a fast-growing portion of an otherwise slow market, have been estimated at anywhere between 1 percent to 5 percent of total sales.

"The Lost Symbol" didn't approach the more than 8 million copies that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" sold in the first 24 hours, but the weekly results were an all-time high in North America for Doubleday's parent company, Random House Inc. Herz said that the previous record holder was Clinton's memoir, published in 2004. "The Lost Symbol" came out Sept. 15 with an initial print run of 5 million books that was soon raised to 5.6 million.

The book is Brown's first since "The Da Vinci Code," an international phenomenon published in 2003. "The Da Vinci Code" has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.


Wife of scandal-plagued SC governor plans memoir

NEW YORK – The wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who separated from her husband in the wake of his affair with an Argentine woman, is writing a memoir.

Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House Inc., said Tuesday it will publish Jenny Sanford's "inspirational memoir" in May 2010.

The publisher says Sanford "will grapple with the universal issue of maintaining integrity and a sense of self during life's difficult times."

The book is currently untitled, and financial terms were not disclosed. Jenny Sanford did not immediately return a telephone message Tuesday.

"She wrote the proposal herself and it's very good," said Carol Schneider, the head of public relations at Random House.

"She will probably be working with a collaborator on the entire book — more of a time issue than anything else because we want to get it out," Schneider added. "It hasn't been established who it would be."

Sanford's husband, once mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2012, acknowledged in June he had a yearlong affair after disappearing from South Carolina for five days.

His staff told reporters he was walking on the Appalachian Trail. Instead he had been in Argentina with his mistress.

Sanford called the Argentine woman his soul mate during a later AP interview and said he was trying to fall back in love with his wife.

Jenny Sanford, a Georgetown-educated, former Wall Street vice president who helped direct her husband's political campaigns, moved out of the Governor's Mansion in Columbia, S.C., in August, returning to the couple's seaside home on Sullivans Island with their four sons.

She said she and her husband were working on their marriage.

She told the AP she found out about the affair when she came across a copy of a letter to the mistress in one of her husband's files after being asked to find financial documents.

She said her husband repeatedly asked to see his mistress in the time between her discovery and when news of the relationship became public.

"He was told in no uncertain terms not to see her," she told the AP. "It's one thing to forgive adultery; it's another thing to condone it."

Jenny Sanford was not at her husband's side when he revealed the affair at a Statehouse news conference.

She later released a statement saying that while her husband showed lack of judgment "his far more egregious offenses were committed against God, the institutions of marriage and family, our boys and me."

Shortly after the scandal broke, the governor's own book deal was terminated.

Publisher Adrian Zackheim said Mark Sanford had an agreement for a book on fiscal conservatism titled "Within Our Means."

It had been scheduled for publication next March by Sentinel, a dedicated conservative imprint within Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Zackheim called the agreement "a mutual decision."


Monday, September 21, 2009

Mya's One Digit Down for Dancing Debut

We would ordinarily tell the celebs participating in tonight's Dancing With the Stars kickoff to break a leg, but, well, we're worried they may be taking such well wishes a bit too literally.

"Went2the hospital late last night2get stitches," Mya tweeted today. "Deep cut from glass. Only caught 2hours of sleep but feel great. Must be adrenaline.

"Nothing to worry about," she continued. "Just an ugly slice on my finger—not the first time I've had stitches. I'll be just fine. Thanks4the concern."

An ABC spokesman tells E! News, "She's fine."

Mya has time to heal. She and partner Dmitry Chaplin don't have to perform until tomorrow night, when they will attempt to dazzle the crowd with a Viennese waltz.

Looks like any off-season exorcism didn't take. The DWTS stage has already seen Kathy Ireland and Tom DeLay dinged up. For those keeping score at home, that's curse 3, stars 0.


Derek Hough: Shannon Elizabeth's Still "My Girl"

In addition to hefty gift bags, last night's ET/People partygoers got a little extra love from Mary J. Blige. The singer performed at the Emmy bash, held at the Vibiana, while Samantha Ronson worked the turntables.

Dancing With the Stars' Derek Hough came sans ex-girlfriend Shannon Elizabeth, who he got cozy with Friday at the Family Guy pre-Emmy party.

"We're still really great friends," he explained to me. "We go out, we hang out. She's my girl, man, and I still love her to death and we remain friends."

But it doesn't sound like a reconciliation is in the works...

"I think we're pretty happy with our relationship right now, and we're at different places in our lives," he said.

Also spotted celebrating at the bash: Maxim Chmerkovskiy, Mad Men's Christina Hendricks, 90210's Jessica Stroup and E!'s own Joel McHale.

Neil Patrick Harris, January Jones, Ryan Kwanten, Kellan Lutz, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy all scored Cole Haan gift bags stuffed with swag, including a free stay at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui.

So those goodies may not be as cool as the Emmy trophies Toni Colette and Jon Cryer brought to the party, but at least none of the guests went home empty-handed.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jennifer Aniston "Dirty Fighting" With Our Hearts!

We loved Jennifer Aniston on Friends. We love her in movies, even ones we aren't supposed to love. (Rumor Has It…? Not so bad!) But most of all, we love to feel sorry for her.

Is this because she's pitiable? Or because she is, by her own admission, a "dirty fight[er]"?

See, when Aniston made that recent revelation to Parade our suspicious minds knew exactly what she meant and exactly what she's done: She's been "dirty fighting" with our hearts and making us feel bad for her!

Here's how we suspect she did it:

She lands the dreamiest dreamboat she can find (Brad Pitt will do), marries him, then sends him off to make a movie with the hottest hottie her agents, under her direction, can find (Angelina Jolie will do) and waits for the inevitable nuclear explosion to occur. The dreamboat and the hottie take off. The good wife stays home. And waits for us to feel all sorry for her. Which—damn you, Aniston!—we do!

Aniston rebounds from Pitt with Vince Vaughn. Because the Wedding Crasher is primo boyfriend material? Because he's not! Because it'll never work! Because we’ll end up feeling all sorry for her—again! Which we do! And just around the release of The Break-Up, too! (By the way, we don’t really know if Vaughn isn't primo boyfriend material. For all we know, he's a stand-up fellow who was just helping out a friend. Not to mention his own career. After all, Aniston didn't star in The Break-Up by herself.)

Aniston rebounds from Vaughn with John Mayer. Because twentysomething musicians are primo boyfriend material? Because they're not! Because it'll never work! Because we'll end up feeling sorry for her—some more! (By the way, we don't really know if Mayer isn't primo boyfriend material. Although we bet his incessant twittering can be a bit much.)

Amid the off-again, on-again relationship with Mayer, Aniston makes Marley & Me. Because dogs are cute? Because dogs are loyal? Because nothing says "I'm alone and pathetic" better than a canine companion? Exactly! She did it to us again! (All right, it's true, nothing says "I'm alone and pathetic" better than a cat companion, but dogs are totally close seconds.)

Post-Mayer, Aniston goes off on Elle for labeling her a "lonely girl." Does she do this because the magazine was wrong? Ha, we say! She does this, we say, to throw us off the trail and make herself seem less pitiful, while at the same time making herself seem persecuted by the press and hence more pitiful—for the fifth year running! And just in time for the release of Love Happens, too!

Enough! Now that we know we've been had, we vow to no longer love Jennifer Aniston and, in turn, her movies, just because we feel like somebody has to since her love life is so sad.

Then again…

The Gerard Butler thing, whatever that is, doesn't make Aniston seem pathetic or pitiable at all. We admit we're puzzled by this, and wonder if perhaps we've been too hard on Aniston, read too much into one little "dirty fighting" quote, and just been plain off-base.


We're starting to feel sorry for her again…


Toronto Notebook: White Stripes Get Their Kanye On

Even as the Toronto Film Fest winds down, there are still a few celeb sightings—not to mention the splendor and spectacle of the Cadillac People's Choice Awards. And did we mention the Kanye West


Friday's highlight—a moment bridging the gap between music fans and movie fans—wasn't just the premiere screening of the rock 'n' roll concert documentary The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights at the Visa Elgin Theatre. The real capper came in the postscreening Q&A, as director Emmet Malloy answered a question from the audience about the inspiration behind the doc.

As Malloy talked about the genesis of the project, White Stripes frontman Jack White rushed the stage, snatched away the microphone and said, "Ima let you finish—but Orson Welles made the greatest movie of all time!"…even closing his "tribute" to Kanye with a perfectly matched shrug as the crowd roared.

The crowd also spoke on Saturday, awarding the Cadillac People's Choice Award—the one that last year took Slumdog Millionaire from obscurity to the Oscars. For the first time at Toronto, the People's Choice Award—the only prize given at the notoriously laid-back fest—had a separate slot for the Midnight Madness program of horror, action and weird comedy movies. The inaugural award went to The Loved Ones, an Australian mix of Pretty in Pink, Misery and Carrie that gives new meaning to the phrase "bad prom night" and had the audience shrieking with terrified laughter the night it debuted.

The grand prize People's Choice winner, though, was the Oprah Winfrey-produced Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire. After its star-laden red carpet premiere (as reported here, with Robert De Niro, Oprah, Mariah Carey and more), Precious apparently kept winning audiences over—and made history as the first film to win the audience award at both Sundance and Toronto.

The Oscars are a long way off, but with its win here, Precious has the inside track to be a Best Picture nominee. And if Precious wins, it'll be fairly obvious that a key act of that tale of triumph was written today at the Toronto International Film Festival.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Sources: Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Are Getting Married!

Sources tell E! News exclusively that Khloé Kardashian and her NBA star boyfriend Lamar Odom are already planning to tie the knot.

A source close to the couple tells E! that Odom, a forward for the L.A. Lakers, and Khloé recently have been "talking about rings."

Members of the Kardashian family are neither confirming nor denying the wedding plans or a date. A rep for both stars have declined to comment.

The planned marriage would be the first for Khloé, 25, and Odom, 29, who has had three children with longtime ex-girlfriend, Liza Morales. They have a 10-year-old daughter, Destiny, and 7-year-old son, Lamar Jr. (On June 29 2006, Odom's 7-month-old infant son Jayden reportedly died from SIDS while sleeping in his crib in New York.)

Sources say Khloé and Odom met over the summer through mutual friends. "They instantly hit it off," says a source. "It's like they've known each other for years."

Khloé first confirmed to E! they were dating on Sept. 4. "He's a great guy," sister Kim has told us of Khloé's beau.

While Lamar is her tallest romantic partner (at 6-foot-10), he isn't Khloé's first pro athlete beau. Last year, she dated Rashad McCants, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves.


Miley Cyrus Wears Fishnets

Since no one appreciated Miley Cyrus' Teen Choice Awards pole dance, she decided to play it cool at VH1's Divas Live and just wear a backless Dsquared2 gown pulled up to her navel.

Oh, and fishnets to demonstrate what a grown-up lady she's becoming.

You know Miley, she's all about subtle.

However, in the "most inappropriately dressed" competition all young Hollywood girls seem to be participating in, Miley is far from the biggest offender.

Remember just last week?

Fellow 16-year-old (and serious attitude-giver) Taylor Momsen is actually in the lead. Garter belts always trump fishnets, duh.

We'd thank everyone for playing, but no one should be participating in this competition.


Review: Wicked, Smart Jennifer's Body Not Just About Megan Fox's Body

Review in a Hurry: A girl-driven horror flick featuring a hypnotic performance by Megan Fox and the wicked dark smarts of writer Diablo Cody, Jennifer's Body aims to be a cult classic, and should be crowned as one.

The Bigger Picture: Jennifer's Body gleefully jumps over gapping plot holes and shoves characters into implausible situations—but no matter! Everyone here is having way too much fun to care. The movie has the darkness of Heathers, the edginess of Mean Girls and the absurd gore of Little Shop of Horrors. In other words, it's tailor-made for screenings at midnight and slumber parties.

Here, Jennifer is the Megan Fox of her high school: an envied, desired sex kitten. Her bestie is a bookish, clingy, goofball nicknamed Needy (Amanda Seyfried). Needy exists in the world of pigeon-chested boys and algebra homework, whereas Jen spends her time in nightclubs and bars seducing the men of her small town. (Why they're friends to begin with does get explained but is one of the story's weaker points—flashbacks to the sandbox where the girls built their unlikely bond.)

When an indie band, in requisite eyeliner and skinny jeans, comes to town, bad things go down: The evil band boys abduct Jen (Adam Brody plays the delicious lead singer) though she manages to escape. Curiously, her rapacious desire for boys is still intact, and we discover that what she really craves from men is their blood!

The new Jennifer unhinges her jaw like a snake and tears into boy-flesh with her teeth, then she scoops out organs for snacks. Needy is also in danger, as Jennifer's appetite "goes both ways."

But there's a savory second layer to the flick: the dynamic between the two girls. Their sexually fraught friendship feels entirely natural, instead of some horror flick gimmick. Cody's story accurately captures the hormonal soup of teenage girlie friendships, the scramble of seduction, competition and compassion.

And the ladies are electric: Seyfried's performance is sincere and skillful, but Fox is the pulsating motor of the movie. She's a wickedly comic vixen who uses her natural sexual charisma as a prop instead of crutch.

The movie may not please large audiences—the violence, the sexuality, the overall campiness—but it could easily captivate a core of new Jennifer devotees.

The 180—a Second Opinion: Cody's idiosyncratic language coming out of any one's mouth besides Fox feels a bit forced and can easily irritate.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Are Melrose Place, Leno Already Over?

Two new prime timers took a tumble last night. Of course, one had a lot more room to fall than the other.

In just its second week, the CW's new-look Melrose Place fell below 2 million viewers, got schooled by NBC's Biggest Loser premiere on the art of being a chick magnet and blew the lead-in provided by the steady 90210, preliminary Nielsen numbers showed.

But other than that...

In just his second night on the new job, Jay Leno saw his audience shrink by 7 million viewers, a true, but unfair factoid considering the comic's opening-night crowd was huge. With 10.7 million tuning in, Leno was still the biggest thing going at 10 p.m., even outdrawing the final hour of CBS' Big Brother finale and ABC's Patrick Swayze tribute.

Here's betting the residents of Melrose Place would give up their rent-controlled apartments to have Leno's "problems."


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patrick Swayze Died At 57

Patrick Swayze died, Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into moviegoers’ hearts with “Dirty Dancing” and then broke them with “Ghost,” died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

“Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months,” his publicist, Annett Wolf, said in a statement Monday evening. Swayze died in Los Angeles, Wolf said, but she declined to give further details.

Fans of the actor were saddened to learn in March 2008 that Swayze was suffering from a particularly deadly form of cancer. He kept working despite the diagnosis, putting together a memoir with his wife and shooting “The Beast,” an A&E drama series for which he had already made the pilot.

Swayze said he opted not to use painkilling drugs while making “The Beast” because they would have taken the edge off his performance. The show drew a respectable 1.3 million viewers when the 13 episodes ran in 2009, but A&E said it had reluctantly decided not to renew it for a second season.

When he first went public with the illness, some reports gave him only weeks to live, but his doctor said his situation was “considerably more optimistic” than that. Swayze acknowledged that time might be running out given the grim nature of the disease.

“I’d say five years is pretty wishful thinking,” Swayze told ABC’s Barbara Walters in early 2009. “Two years seems likely if you’re going to believe statistics. I want to last until they find a cure, which means I’d better get a fire under it.”

C. Thomas Howell, who costarred with Swayze in “The Outsiders,” “Grandview U.S.A.” and “Red Dawn,” said: “I have always had a special place in my heart for Patrick. While I was fortunate enough to work with him in three films, it was our passion for horses that forged a friendship between us that I treasure to this day. Not only did we lose a fine actor today, I lost my older `Outsiders’ brother.”

Other celebrities used Twitter to express condolences, and “Dirty Dancing” was the top trending topic for a while Monday night, trailed by several other Swayze films.


Indy 5...C'mon, Do We Really Need Another One?

He's escaped snakes, Nazis, cults and, er, aliens. But can Indiana Jones survive jumping the shark?

Looks like we're going to find out.

Proving they can't leave their billion-dollar franchise well enough alone, Harrison Ford says that he, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are thisclose to launching a fifth installment in the series, despite the mixed reaction to last year's extraterrestrial-happy Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

"The story for the new Indiana Jones is taking form," Ford tells France's Le Figaro newspaper. "Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and myself are agreed on what the fifth film should be about. George is actively working on it. If the script is good, I'll be very happy to put on the costume again."

Ford, now 67, made the remarks at the Deauville Film Festival, where he turned up with fiancée Calista Flockhart to collect a lifetime achievement award. He declined to discuss any plot details.

Back in June, Shia LaBeouf, who played Indy's son in the last chapter, told the BBC that Spielberg "just said that he cracked the story on it...and I think they're gearing that up."

We're just begging that they steer clear of any more ETs.


Vampire Diaries: This Is the Photo That Stopped Traffic?!

You're looking at some police evidence here.

E! Online has managed to get ahold of one of the photos that led to last month's arrest of four of The Vampire Diaries' lovely female stars.

Nina Dobrev, Sara Canning, Candice Accola and Kayla Ewell, along with photographer Tyler Shields, were deemed a traffic hazard and busted on the afternoon of Aug. 22 during an impromptu shoot on a Georgia overpass.

Per the incident report, the actresses were vamping it up on Rumble Road Bridge, striking a series of motorist-distracting poses, including straddling the railing and simulating being thrown over. They wound up paying a fine. Conveniently, news of the arrest broke the day after Vampire Diaries' hit premiere.

Do you find their vampy behavior distracting? Vote in our poll!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ellen, Shmellen...Sarah Palin Was Robbed!

So now we know: American Idol didn't want to replace Paula Abdul with a singer, songwriter or Paula Abdul. It wanted someone who would judge its pop-star hopefuls from "the people's point of view," as Ellen DeGeneres put it.

And that's fine. And Ellen DeGeneres, who got the gig, is more than fine—as a performer, personality, wit and world-class enthusiastic dancer. But as a people's judge?

If that's what Idol wanted, then Idol didn't do fine. It failed. It failed to see that there is but one woman who represents the voice of the people. And her name isn't Ellen DeGeneres.

It's Sarah Palin.

We've thought long and hard about this for a couple of minutes now, and we keep coming to the same conclusion: Palin would've been the most authentic presence on American Idol since William Hung's audition.


1. Palin competed in beauty pageants. Unlike DeGeneres, but like most of Idol's contestant pool, if not its audience, she knows what it's like to sell yourself when you have little to no discernible talent.

2. Palin can't sing. And while DeGeneres can't either, she can move, which Palin, judging by her Tin Man-esque turn on the flute, can't do, either.

3. Palin watches a lot of TV. And while we believe DeGeneres when she says she watches TV, too, and Idol, specifically, we don't believe DeGeneres watches TV like this: According to ex-future-son-in-law Levi Johnston in Vanity Fair, Palin "sat on the living-room couch in her two-piece pajama set from Wal-Mart...watching house shows and wedding shows on TV." Norman Rockwell couldn't paint a better picture of America.

4. Palin calls 'em like she sees 'em. Unlike DeGeneres, who's gone out of her way to be considerate of Abdul, Palin's not afraid to call a health-care proposal a death panel.

5. Palin is the embodiment of an American Idol finalist, Roger Ebert wrote last year of the then-vice presidential candidate: "There's a reason American Idol gets such high ratings. People identify with the candidates. They think, 'Hey, that could be me up there on the show!'" In other words, Palin's one of us. She doesn't make you feel bad, because you know there's no way you could ever host a live show like the Oscars without coming off really bad.

And so we lament a missed golden opportunity. And we miss all the Tina Fey sketches we're not going to see. And we deny that our desire to see Palin empaneled on Idol has anything to do with our desire to keep her too busy to pursue the White House in 2012.

To be honest, we're kind of worried that DeGeneres, for all her supposed weaknesses as Idol judge material (i.e., not a singer, not a songwriter, not Paula), will be just the jolt the show needed—and we'll have to start watching every week again.

And just when we got used to reading the recaps…


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Kara DioGuardi: I'm a Huge Ellen Fan!

No longer the new kid on the block, Kara DioGuardi was more than happy to offer her expert opinion on American Idol's latest hire.

"I'm a huge Ellen DeGeneres fan," the "thrilled" songwriter raved during an interview airing Friday on Sirius XM's The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick. "I think she's going to bring so much to the show."

"She's somebody who loves music, she's positive, she loves kids...She is somebody who has watched the show from the beginning, knows everything there is to know about American Idol and I think ultimately it's going to be a great new energy."

So, how does DioGuardi feel now that the spotlight has shifted away from her, and what she meant for Paula Abdul's future on the show, to the actual future of the show?

"Oh my god, thank you!!...Oh god!!" she replied when Flick, a longtime pal, asked how happy she was to be off the hot seat.

"It was pretty hellish," DioGuardi admitted, referring to her eighth-season newbie status.

"Yeah, I got slagged," she said. "People were…it was difficult for them to accept the change. It was difficult for them to understand why somebody who nobody had ever heard of could kind of come out of nowhere and sit next to these iconic figures. You know, why was I there, what did I do to deserve to do to be there?"

"It will just be easier this year because I'm not as fearful as I was last year…For someone who's never been on live television it's very, very challenging to go from the back of the studio to the number one TV show, and that kind of visibility. And it was very, very, very scary."

Well, we know DeGeneres is kickass on live TV. But if DioGuardi's credentials were questionable (to non-industry folks) when she first showed up...

What are fans going to say in January?

Randy Jackson agrees with DeGeneres' interpretation of why she's a good addition to the show—she represents your average, albeit abnormally funny, listener.

"There's so much music industry insider talk with me and Simon and Kara that I didn't think we needed any more of that," Jackson told People today. "Ellen hit it right on the head—I think she could be the voice of the people. It's like somebody in the home audience watching and going, 'What would I say?' Ellen's going to be saying it."

That, and she's "mad cool," he added.


Maura Tierney Exits Parenthood to Focus on Cancer Treatment

Sad face. The upcoming NBC series Parenthood is letting go of actress Maura Tierney after the actress concluded that her breast-cancer treatments will continue to conflict with the production schedule for the show.

Parenthood was originally slated to premiere this fall, but when Tierney discovered that she had breast cancer in early July, NBC chose to postpone the series for two months to allow the actress time for her treatment.

Unfortunately, it looks like two months wasn't enough, and as such, Maura's rep confirms reports that Maura Tierney and the Jason Katims-produced Parenthood have agreed to part ways. Producers are searching for a new actress to play the part of Sarah Braverman, one of the four grown Braverman children. (The other siblings are played by Peter Krause, Dax Shepard and Erika Christensen.)

Parenthood is now scheduled to premiere in midseason on NBC.

Please post your get-well-soon wishes for Maura in the comments.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kangna Ranaut Ruins Her Face

MUMBAI: Indian woman have always fantasized having a perfect figure and face as the heroines adorning the silver screens. But what happens when the same heroines ruin their priced possession, their face, to petty uplifting surgeries.

First it was Koena Mitra whose face upliftment surgery made her look frightening enough to scare away producers from signing her for their films and now it’s Kangna Ranaut.

Yes you read right. This pretty lady also went under the knife to get a lip job done but came out looking appalling!

Kangna was recently spotted in Bandra on a shopping adventure. But when the shutterbugs crowded around her to get her close pictures they were shocked. The area around her lips was swollen and she looked awful. Something similar to female version of Hanuman….pst pst!

We wonder what made Kangna go for such a horrible makeover when she was doing pretty fine with her ashen face.


Monday, September 7, 2009

90210 Newbie Sets Off Sexting Scandal

When the new season of 90210 premieres on Tuesday, we'll find Annie (Shenae Grimes) still dealing with her prom-night hit-and-run.

But that's not all she's going to have to worry about.

A beach-club-party hookup with West Beverly Hills High School senior and football star Mark Driscoll, played by newcomer Blake Hood, leads to a scandal that appears to have been ripped from any number of Hollywood headlines.

"We get together and I do something I shouldn't have done," Hood tells me.


Read on for more of the dramarama details...

"I take a picture of her that I probably shouldn't have taken and oops, guess what? It gets around a little bit," Hood says.

Despite the messiness, Hood says Mark does try to help Annie get through the sext scandal. "It's definitely a relationship that kind of sticks around for a while," Hood says, adding, "He's a good guy who has done a couple of bad things, has made some mistakes."

Hood, a Dallas native who moved to L.A. three years ago, laughs when asked if he has secret real-life NSFW pics or a video of his own stashed away somewhere. "Maybe that's something to strive for," he cracks. "You know you've made it when you have a sex tape."


Lollywood Meera lodges complaint against husband

LAHORE Pakistan: Lollywood star Meera has now lodged a complaint in the Chief Minister’s complaint cell against a man who claims to be her husband.

Fearing for her life, the Diva from Lahore has asked for a security cover, claiming that her life is in danger, it was reported.

Speaking to the media, the actress claims that the charges which have been levelled against her are totally false. In typical Meera fashion, she claims that yet another conspiracy has been launched against her.

The controversial Lollywood bombshell says that the man claiming to be her husband, Atiq ur Rehman has been planted by Indian director, Faisal Saif to ruin her reputation. But Rehman refutes the claims, saying he has never met anyone called Faisal Saif and that Meera is clutching at straws because she has no case.

Meera has called for a press conference in which she says she will reveal audio tapes, which will prove that a plot of some sort is being hatched against her.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Brody & Jayde: How They're Doing Post-Joe Francis

Brody Jenner and Jayde Nicole aren't about to let last week's brawl with Joe Francis get the best of them.

"I saw both of them yesterday," their Hills co-star Lo Bosworth told us this morning. "They're both doing OK. They love each other so much, and the support of each other is going to get them through this."

She added, "They're taking it one day at a time. I really think everything's going to work out."

But we won't be reliving the Francis feud on any upcoming episodes of MTV's pseudo-reality soap...

"If we had been filming that night, then maybe we would show some of it on The Hills, but at this point, there's too much legal stuff attached to it, so it's not right for the show," Lo explained.

But Lo assures us that Joe Francis dramz aside, the upcoming season will be anything but tame because of the ongoing battle between Team Kristin and Team Audrina.

"I find myself kind of acting as a mediator between two different groups of people," Lo said. "I've known Kristin for years and she's my friend. And then I have [Stephanie Pratt and Audrina] who are like, 'Who is this girl? Why is she here?'"

Perhaps the gals can forget about their high school-like shenanigans, and join Lo in her work for childrens' literacy awareness. Earlier this week, Ms. Lo launched the 4th Annual Jumpstart's Read for the Record Campaign.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Video: Himesh - I am the biggest fan of Aamir!'

A new voice and an impressive makeover. Himesh Reshammiya is back again with quality tunes in his next film 'Radio'. In the first part of a exclusive with Faridoon Shahryar, Himesh is upbeat about 'Radio'. He also talks about his alleged friction with Salman Khan and why he is the biggest fan of Aamir Khan. Reshammiya also analyses the reasons behind the failure of 'Karzzz'. Also, he sings exclusively jut for you. Cherish this presentation about a man who is a unique phenomenon in his own right. Must Watch.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Grey's Anatomy: Find Out Why Izzie Stevens Leaves Seattle Grace

Yep, it's true. Katherine Heigl is taking a break from Grey's Anatomy this season to go off and shoot a Josh Duhamel movie.

But what's shocking, and what shapes the entire sixth season of the series, is the truth about why recently married cancer survivor Dr. Izzie Stevens is vanishing for multiple episodes.

We've got the exclusive storyline scoop on why Izzie goes AWOL—scoop that also explains how the show will get along without Ellen Pompeo during her upcoming maternity leave.

Want to know about the major shake-up coming to Seattle Grace? Read on.

According to inside sources, this season of Grey's Anatomy is overwhelmingly defined by the merger of Seattle Grace and crosstown rival Mercy West. Yep, Seattle Grace is about to double in size, bringing in a slate of new doctors and paving the way for major shake-ups in the season to come.

What does this mega medical merger mean for our favorites? Well, Dr. Izzie Stevens is getting fired. Yes, fired, as in dismissed or downsized. Izzie gets laid off in the big merger and vanishes for a handful of episodes while Heigl shoots her next movie, Life as We Know It.

The shake-up also provides cover for Ellen Pompeo's maternity leave. She'll fade into the background while new doctors, administrators and nurses (played by the likes of Robert Baker, Jesse Williams and Nora Zehetner) fill in the gaps our MIA faves leave behind.

Producers are, however, working to keep Meredith Grey in as many eps as possible. This week Pompeo is banking footage for her maternity leave by shooting scenes for two episodes at once.

The Seattle Grace-Mercy West merger storyline is part of a long-term plan hatched by producers and ABC execs to make Grey's Anatomy a viable going concern for years to come. (We hear they want something like an ER that could continue for 15 years or more.)

No matter who's pregnant, moonlighting or otherwise unavailable, the writers will have a large, endlessly expandable palette of characters and situations with which to work. So, going forward, if Patrick Dempsey needs to shoot a movie (as he will, later this season), the new and improved Seattle Grace permits plenty of wiggle room in schedules and storylines.

Will you love Grey's as much if it's Grey's Anatomy: The New Class? Are you OK with Heigl and Pompeo taking some time off?


Tiffany Shepherd Playboy

Tiffany Shepherd Playboy|Tiffany Shepherd:Port St. Lucie High School biology teacher Tiffany Shepherd was reportedly fired from her teaching job in Florida’s St. Lucie county School district.

Shepherd stated that she was not fired from her job for poor performances but because she wore a bikini on a charter boat at her second job.

Tiffany Shepherd PlayboyShe became a minor Internet sensation a bit more than a year ago.
She’s lost custody of two of her three kids to her ex-husband. And she’s been evicted from two apartments.

Porn, she said, became her only avenue.

Tiffany Shepherd, whose screen name is Leah Lust, has filmed scenes for five features.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Carrie Prejean Law Suit

Carrie Prejean is finally firing back at the people behind Miss California USA with a lawsuit — claiming Shanna Moakler and other pageant officials forced her out because of her religious beliefs.

Prejean just filed the suit in L.A. County Superior Court, accusing Moakler and pageant honcho Keith Lewis of religious discrimination, defamation, public disclosure of private facts, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Prejean was dethroned/fired from her post as Miss California USA back on June 10, nearly two months after she spoke out against gay marriage at the April 19th Miss USA competition.

Prejean claims the Miss Cali people “conspired to get rid of her” beginning on April 21st — when she said on the “Today” show that she would rather be “biblically correct than politically correct.”

Reps for Miss California USA have previously explained that Carrie was fired for missing appearances she was supposed to make for the organization and for not getting clearance to do extracurricular activities.

Donald Trump — who owns the Miss Universe Organization — is NOT named in the suit.

But in her suit, Carrie says the Miss Cali USA people “fabricated a fraudulent list of some 50 public appearances allegedly missed by Prejean which they released to the media in order to justify her termination as Miss California USA.”

In the suit, Carrie claims officials also tried to “set up Prejean to have her dismissed as Miss California USA by asking her to do a Playboy photo shoot for $120,000.”

UPDATE: A rep for Moakler tells TMZ: “Ms. Moakler has not yet been served with Carrie Prejean’s lawsuit. However, on Ms. Moakler’s behalf, I can say unequivocally that Ms. Prejean’s lawsuit is without merit. More importantly, as everyone who watched or read her public statements is well aware, Ms. Prejean’s unfortunate and bigoted statements are responsible for any public humiliation or damages to her reputation that she has claimed to have suffered. Ms. Moakler strenuously denies that she did anything wrong and looks forward to proving that in a court of law.”


Main Aur Mrs Khanna, Salman Khan And Kareena Kapoor

MUMBAI: You’ve seen Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor come together in the past but they haven’t managed to create too much hype onscreen as a couple. However, come this Diwali the duo will come together again in debutante Prem Soni’s much awaited and talked about Main Aur Mrs Khanna.

Shot prominently in Australia and based on the theme of love and marriage, this one is already being slated for one to watch out for. The teasers are already out and have managed to create much hype regarding its unique treatment and storyline. Prem Soni, a firm believer of love, has bravely taken on the thesis of love and holy matrimony, added modern ideas of marriage to come up with a different and yet relatable film.

Talking about Kareena’s and Salman’s chemistry the director said, ‘Well it’s not a Shah Rukh-Kajol kind of chemistry there is no heat here. It’s very sweet, like Shahid and Kareena were in Jab We Met. This is obviously not the same but it’s on the lines of Hum Tum, Jab We Met. So they have a very sweet understanding in the film. It’s not about candyfloss on a frivolous level or laughing and clapping with one another.

Talking about Kareena’s role Prem Soni said, ‘It’s a very difficult role to portray because it’s very subtle. There is nothing dramatic or in-your-face in the film. But there is a lot of underplayed emotions and performance. So we needed someone who had the age right, the experience right, and who is ready to take that chance that could be difficult for her to pull off. We had a lot of meetings with a lot of actresses but fortunately or unfortunately we couldn’t get through the right one. And Bebo was actually perfect. She was the best contender for the film and believe me the kind of performance she has given as Mrs. Khanna, the title role, she’s unbelievable. She is one of the finest actresses in India today. She is just a treat’.


Kristen Stewart Ditches Mullet for Bella Wig

For her Joan Jett biopic, The Runaways, Kristen Stewart chopped off her hair for a ratty mullet and wandered around town all sad. But it's Twilight time again and Bella Swan doesn't do mullets, so bring in the wigs to restore K.Stew's flowing brunette locks.

Only remember, these are the same people responsible for that thing they put on Taylor Lautner's head...

As you can see in the picture on the left, the Bella wig isn't the best—a bit too poofy on top, bad blending at the roots, and it makes her forehead square-ish.

Hope this isn't a deal breaker for Edward Cullen, but you never know with those fickle sparkle vampires who have perfect, all-natural hair.

As for Rob, though, we're sure he'll manage. After all, he seemed to deal with the mullet just fine.