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Shakira pulled a ‘Just One of the Guys’ on the UCLA campus (sort of)

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Remember that cheesy gem from 1985 “Just One of the Guys?”

You know, the movie where a hot chick wants to be taken seriously as a “journalist” so she transfers high schools and poses as a guy to win a journalism contest.

Well, super hottie Shakira wanted to take a history class at UCLA so she pulled a similar trick. The pop star wore a baseball cap and carried a giant backpack fooling everyone into thinking she was just like the rest of us. has the scoop.

But unlike the lead in “Just One of the Guys” Shakira didn’t full on dress like a boy, she hid under a baseball cap, yes, but used the name “Isabel” as her cover.

The singer’s caper was just close enough for us to draw a loose connection to “Just One of the Guys,” which stars the best 1980s high school villain ever William Zabka.

More importantly it gives us an excuse to display this video. It’s some of Zabka’s best work.

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Seth Green mugging caught on tape

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

The hilarious and darling Seth Green was the victim of a mugging earlier this week.

Green was in a parking lot heading to a studio when two guys wrestled the star to the ground and grabbed a bag he was carrying.

The whole thing was caught on tape.

At first the interwebs were buzzing that the video was a hoax but Movieline is saying it was very real indeed.

A visibly shaken Green had an understandable freak out following the mugging which was also caught on tape.

You can see the video of the mugging and Green’s tirade at Movieline. Those who oppose foul language should not click on the link.

And now for another installment of … Weird Hollywood News Wednesday

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Things seem wackier than usual in Hollywood. Here’s what’s happening among the who’s who in celebrity-land.

  • Actress MacKenzie Phillips shared with the world that she had a “longtime incestuous relationship with her father John Phillips,” the Los Angeles Times reports. Phillips opened up about the relationship in her new book.
  • While filming the big screen adaptation of the novel “Eat, Pray, Love” Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts and her crew angered Hindu worshippers by banning them from a temple during filming, according to the UK Telegraph.
  • Country singer Lucinda Williams married producer Tom Overby on stage before the encore of her first concert at a Minneapolis venue. [Via The AV Club]
  • Cher’s daughter Chastity Bono is documenting her sex change from a woman to a man in a memior, The Daily Dish reports.

How much is too much? Brad shares his and Angelina’s spot for love … yeah that kind

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

pitt.jpgBefore I go into my rant, I’d like to establish that I am a Brangelina fan.

Both of them are fine actors, and I love that they use their celebrity for the betterment of humanity … Their work in New Orleans … Jolie’s commitment to aiding refugees, her visit to wounded soldiers, and of course the fact that they have adopted children.

All of this is be commended. Good on them.

I do wish however that they will cease to discuss intimate details of their personal lives.

Really, no one and I mean no one needs to be informed that these two have a secret stone grotto where they do what grown ups do when they’re, you know, in love.

According to Us magazine, Pitt revealed this to Parade.

Then the actor told Extra, “Yeah, well, we got a few special places.”

Oh, for crying out loud!

Please entertainment media stop asking celebrities questions that no one wants to an answer too.

And please Brangelina, cram up. Don’t answer. Tell those nosey media types it’s none of their beeswax or whatever.

Mel Gibson to play opposite a hand puppet in Jodi Foster’s “The Beaver”

Friday, July 10th, 2009

foster.jpgmel-g.jpgOK, this is just weird.

Mel Gibson is set to star in Jodi Foster’s “The Beaver,” a movie about “a depressed man who finds solace in wearing a beaver hand-puppet,” according to Variety.

Foster will direct the film and also star the man’s wife.


Marey Carey impersonates Eminem in new music video

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

eminem.jpgcarey.jpgUsually Eminem is the one doing the spoofing but songstress Marey Carey has turned the tables on the smart-mouthed rapper.

Carey dressed up like Eminem for her new music video ”Obsessed,” the New York Daily News reports. Carey, who was filming the video in New York, put on a gray hoodie, white sweatpants, a goatee and sideways baseball cap to impersonate the rapper.

The Daily News says Carey is “firing back” at Eminem for his song “Bagpipes from Baghad” in which the rapper disses Carey’s husband, Nick Cannon.

Getting into a battle of words with Eminem seems like a bad idea. If he decides to “fire back” at Carey, don’t expect it to be pretty.

Really, MTV? Really? The network plans “Teen Wolf” the series

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


Of all the terrible yet hilarious 80s movies to turn into a sitcom why did MTV have to pick “Teen Wolf?”

The series, Variety says, will have “a greater emphasis on romance, horror and werewolf mythology.”

Hmmm …. this is necessary because?

“Teen Wolf” did a disservice to the “werewolf mythology” and MTV will do a disservice to “Teen Wolf.”

So do the math: This idea equals stink bomb.

Or it could be so awful it wraps around to awesome! Once awhile that kind of magic exists in this world, my friends.

Remember “Big Wolf On Campus?” I had almost forgotten about that beautiful disaster until the AV Club’s, The Hater, blog reminded me of it. Good times.

The search for Megan Fox’s flower child is over

Friday, June 26th, 2009

fox.jpgRemember the sad boy who tried to give uber hottie Megan Fox a flower but was snubbed?

Fox felt just plain awful about the incident and said she wanted to apologize to the kid in person. A mad search for the boy began soon after. Kodak even offered a $5,000 reward for anyone who provided information on the kid’s whereabouts.

Well, Defamer is reporting the boy has been identified as Harvii, an 11-year-old Brit. Check out their column to see a screen grab of his Facebook page.

This kid is going to freak when Megan Fox talks to him. FREAK.

Weird Celebrity News Wednesday

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

This isn’t a normal feature. It just happens to be Wednesday and there seems to be plenty of oddball entertainment news for us to dish on. So join us won’t you for an installment of Weird Celebrity News Wednesday.

  • Facebook, the movie? Variety reports “Fight Club” director David Fincher is in talks to direct a film about “the evolution of Facebook from its 2004 creation on the Harvard campus by sophomore Mark Zuckerberg to a juggernaut with more than 200 million members.” The status updates better be topnotch or this movie will stink!
  • In “duh” news, super hottie Christian Bale was named the most “summer fling worthy celebrity” in a survey by MSN. I’m not sure why this was a survey but whatever Bale should win every year.
  • Actress Darryl Hannah was arrested in West Virginia in a mine protest, according to USA Today. I first misread that as “mime” protest which would have been really strange.
  • The beautiful Megan Fox apologized to a young fan who tried to give her a yellow rose after she snubbed him. Fox said she didn’t see the boy. Watch her heartfelt apology here. Update: Defamer is reporting Kodak has offered a $5,000 reward to person who identifies the boy. Fox said she wants to apologize to him in person. If this kid is smart, he’ll turn himself in.
  • Jessica Simpson is returning to reality TV. There’s nothing odd about that on the surface but the show will follow Simpson as she travels “the globe talking to everyday women about the lengths they go for beauty, while investigating — and even participating in — some of their dietary fads, beauty regimens and apparel,” People magazine reports. Pointless much?
  • “View” co-host Elisabeth Hassellbeck is being sued for plagiarism.
  • And then there’s this … Scenes from Tim Burton’s “Wonderland.” Behold Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. Eeeeee …


BuzzFeed introduces us to ‘The 30 Worst Celebrity Impersonators’

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Those wonderful viral junkies at BuzzFeed scoured the Internets to find the world’s worst celebrity impersonators.

**Warning about the above link. Some of the material on the Web site is not for the easily offended. Please don’t click on it, if you fall into this category.**

Back to the list. Oh, what an awesome list it is!

The Web site hit the mark.

These “celebrity impersonators” are the worst I’ve ever seen. Ever.

It’s like they’re not even trying or in some cases trying WAY too hard.

Take for example “Brad & Jen


I’m guessing this is supposed to be Brad Pitt and ex-wife Jennifer Aniston.


Did Carradine die at the hand of a devious Kung Fu sect?

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

carradine2.jpgLegendary actor David Carradine died under mysterious circumstances last week when his body was found hanging in a Bangkok hotel room.

Family members and friends say the 72-year-old actor, who was enjoying a boost in his career, would have never committed suicide. There are other more salacious theories surrounding the cause of death.

But the family’s lawyer has told the New York Post that Carradine was “silenced” by “a secret sect of kung fu assassins.”

Yeah. Just like in the movies.

‘I’m not a reality star. I’m on ‘The Hills.’

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

heidi_spencer.jpgI totally spaced and missed the premiere of “I’m a Celebrity … Get me Outta Here.”

Lucky for me, Defamer, filled us all in on what happens when a group of celebrities get dropped off in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle and start getting real.

After reading the pop blog’s roundup, I’m not sure I’ll be tuning in since Heidi and Spencer have left the show!!!

Spedi were my biggest reason for wanting to see this disaster in the first place. Sure, Sanjaya has a certain allure but nothing the likes of Heidi, Spencer, and as “The Soup” says, and Spencer’s “creepy flesh-colored beard.”

You’ll just never know what those two kooky kids will say.

The couple proved its worth by storming off the show. Before they left the jungle for the glitz of L.A., Spencer is quoted as saying, “If you give me a script, I’ll do what you want. I’m not a reality star. I’m on ‘The Hills.’”

So he’s admitting to “acting” on “The Hills” then?

Keifer Sutherland headbutts fashion designer; has some explaining to do

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Geez, Keifer Sutherland overreact much?

The “24″ star has been accused of headbutting top fashion designer Jack McCollough following the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala, according to the Star Ledger.

Sutherland says he was trying to help Brooke Shields who was shoved by McCollough.

But a rep for Shields is singing a different tune. The actress’s rep tells EW “nothing happened” to Sheilds and that McCollough “did nothing inappropriate.”

There are so many unanswered questions here.

How does this effect Sutherland’s probation in L.A. for DUI?

Why would Southerland get so mad at a fashion designer that he would heatbutt the man?

Is this the face of a man who would shove Brooke Shields or any other lady? jack.jpg

Why wouldn’t Sutherland think Shields could fend for herself?

Especially, against this guy.

Nothing against him. It’s just that she’s at least 6 feet tall and in great shape. In a fight between Sutherland, McCollough and Shields our money is on Brooke.

Octomom vs. Blagojevich vie for most annoying “celeb”

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Today I’ve been trying to decide which of these newsmakers gets on my nerves more: disgraced, blago.jpgimpeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich or Nadya “Octomom” Suleman. OK, I didn’t spend that much time pondering this. But whenever I see some news item about them, I just want to turn away, like when you hear a really bad song on the radio, prompting you to skip to the next station. So today, when I heard that
a) Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants to star on the NBC reality show “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!” (According to the Associated Press)
b) Nadya Suleman wants to trademark her media nickname “Octomom” for — get this — a line of baby goods. (According to US Weekly, which cited The Smoking Gun.)

I had to shout: Really? Really!? Why are these people still in the news? (At this point, I will channel Amy Poehler and Seth Myers from “Saturday Night Live,” who express indignation and outrage very well with their “Really?” sketches.)

Why are tabloids following Suleman around like she’s Angelina Jolie, or Madonna, or even Lindsay Lohan (who also is about to make my list.)? She’s not. She should be raising her 14 children, instead of shopping around reality shows. Hey, I get that the woman needs money, and I’m sure some of this attention is unwarranted. (She shields her face from the cameras, so she must not like attention.) But then she goes on Dr. Phil. And is a reality show the way to go? Is capitalizing on a media nickname — a somewhat negative one at that– going to help her? I know I wouldn’t want to watch her TV show.

As for the former governor, he is the rare fallen politician that won’t retreat from the limelight. No, instead, he is OK going on a reality show that will certainly do little to repair his rep. (Dude, only “Dancing With the Stars” can help in that department.) He also is apparently working on a “political memoir of sorts,” which I’m sure will describe his illustrious rise to fame and his very sad fall. So sad.

What I’d like for these two to do is to quietly go about their business away from photographers, video cameras and the media. We certainly have plenty of other stuff to focus on right now.

What do you think? Are they getting on your last nerve? Who is on your Annoying List? Weigh in here.

The celebrity feud no one saw coming. Jamie Foxx against Miley Cyrus

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

jaimefoxx.jpgThis is too random to comprehend but we’ll give it a try.

Actor/singer/comedian/Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx tore into actress/singer/teen sensation Miley Cyrus on his Sirius satellite radio show over the weekend for no apparant reason.

He and his radio crew made fun of Miley’s smile saying “she had more gums than teeth.” Oh, it gets much worse. They told her to catch an STD and do drugs like Britney and Lindsay.

BuzzFeed has audio but don’t listen if you are offended by bad langauge and/or a group of adults harshly making fun of a teenage girl.

But why are you being so hostile Jamie Foxx?

Turns out Foxx didn’t like comments little Miley made when the band Radiohead rejected her offer to meet them backstage after the Grammys. The teen star jokingly said she’d “crush” the group. miley-cyrus.jpg

But what’s it to Jamie Foxx?

Who at first pretended he didn’t know who Miley was before saying “The one with all the gums. She need to get a gum transplant!”

Oh, ouch! It’s not becoming of a 41-year-old man to poke fun of a 16-year-old girl.

That’s probably why Foxx apologized on the “Jay Leno Show.”

Billy Bob Thornton doesn’t take kindly to answering interview questions

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

billy_bob_thornton22.jpgBy now you’ve probably heard of the bizarre interview Billy Bob Thornton gave to CBC.

Thornton appeared on the radio show to promote his band The Boxmasters who are touring with Willie Nelson. Thornton gets hostile when the interviewer mention’s his acting career.

It’s understandable that Thornton wants to separate his music career from his acting but it’s ridiculous for him to get upset when an interviewer attempts to bring context to the discussion.

Thornton seethed with contempt during most of the interview avoiding simple questions. Case in point: He answered the question “You guys formed in the last year right?” with “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Were this a court hearing, Thornton would be classified as a “hostile witness.”

I don’t know how the interviewer could have made that question any clearer. The interview gets even more painful after that. Credit goes to the interviewer for being gracious.

News about Thornton’s interview has spawned headlines such as “Billy Bob Thornton gets weird.” I don’t know what they mean by that. Seriously, Thornton, though brilliant, has always been weird.

Consider that he has admitted to being fearful of antiques.

“I don’t have a phobia about American antiques, it’s mostly French,” Thornton told The Independent in 2004. “You know, like the big, old, gold-carved chairs with the velvet cushions. The Louis XIV type. That’s what creeps me out. I can spot the imitation antiques a mile off. They have a different vibe. Not as much dust.”

We rest our case.

Random tidbits from this week’s entertainment news

Friday, March 20th, 2009
  • Grey’s Anatomy: The Video Game” was released this month. You can play your favorite character performing surgeries and breaking hearts or whatever happens on that show. I don’t know. I don’t watch it. I also don’t understand why anyone thought this was a good idea.
  • MTV gets back at bullies in a new series “Bully Beatdown.” The show pits real-life bullies in the ring with an ultimate fighter. Now that’s how you make good reality TV. The premiere is Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
  • Speaking of violence, the British don’t like pretend gun play as much as we do. A trailer for Angelina Jolie’s film “Wanted” was been ordered off UK television for being too violent.
  • Occasional actress Lindsay Lohan launched a self tanning line. La Lohan has also reportedly turned to the Baldwin family for help.
  • On a sad note, we’d like to share our condolences in the untimely death of the beautiful and talented Natasha Richardson. Our hearts go out to her family.

Camping across America with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

tomcat.jpgSuperstars Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are planning a camping trip across this great wide open country of ours.

The UK Mirror reports the family will keep security near their campsites and bring “a friend from the church of Scientology, as Tom never likes to be too far away from his religion.”

This is a great idea! First, it’s really sweet the couple want little Suri to be exposed to the same activities as us mortals. (I mean that actually). Second, their adventures in the wild would make an awesome reality show. Pay attention A&E and TLC television show producers. There’s gold in this notion.

I for one would tune in each week to see …

  • Tom and Katie stake a tent. Week after week, we’d watch them wrestle tent poles into submission. Downside: The “help” sets up the tent for them.
  • Tom and Katie build a campfire. Hilarity ensues as Tom rubs two sticks together to spark a flame. Downside: Tom used to be a Boy Scout and could build a campfire in the rain using toothpicks. On second thought, that might be cool.
  • Tom and Katie tell spooky camp fire stories. Downside: All the stories end with the great Xenu saving the day.
  • Tom and Katie make S’mores. Downside: This is only funny if they roast marshmallows while wearing Snuggies.

Michael Jackson presents “This is it”

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

michael-jackson-prozess.jpgYou’re in luck Jacko fans!

Michael Jackson is going on tour this summer.

The King of Pop held a press conference today complete with loads of screaming fans and lots of odd poses.

Billboard broke the news and CNN showed the conference live.

Nothing is normal when comes to Jackson. Even the press conference was weird.

The show in London will be his last, he says. Hence the name “This is it.” And he means it, too, he says. This really is it. No more. He’s done.

Let’s hope so because seeing Jackson today made me want to cry. I was a huge fan back in the day when MTV had “Billy Jean” and “Beat it” on repeat.

He was magical even into the 90s with “Bad.” And we all know what had happened after that. He got weird. Really, really weird.

It would have been better had he slipped quietly into retirement. Poof. Leaving us with the man he used to be. We can only dream.

The Winslet winning gene and other random celebrity ramblings

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

winslet.jpgActress Kate Winslet isn’t the only award winner in her family. Britian’s The Sun is reporting Winslet’s “mum” Sally has been crowned Queen of the Shallots. She’s won the the pickled onion contest at her local pub for three years. Right, oh, Sally!


Lindsay Lohan ate a Big Mac, US magazine reports. Why would anyone want to know that? Well, it appears that people are concerned over La Lohan’s sudden weight loss, which the actress tells US is unintentional. In other random Lindsay news, she wore a security tag attached to one of her dresses. May be she planned to return it?

rogan.jpgActor, screenwriter and all around funny dude Seth Rogan will become only the ninth man in Playboy’s 56-year history to appear on the magazine’s cover, The New York Post says. Rogan will appear in the March issue. See it really is about the articles!

Everything must go! Michael Jackson liquidates Neverland

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

billie-jean-jackson.jpgCount your savings folks.

Come April, Michael Jackson will sell off more than 2,000 items from his Neverland Ranch at a five-day public auction at the Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton hotel, according to news reports.

Among the memoriblia up for sale are the white glove from his “Billie Jean” video, oil paintings, a pair of rhinestone socks and a robotic Jack-O head from his 1988 film “Moonwalker,” reports say.

The UK Guardian has a slide show of the possessions going on the auction block.

It’s easy to forget how huge Jackson was back in the day. I always get a little sad when I think about what he’s become.

Is Joaquin Phoenix just messing with us?

Friday, January 30th, 2009

jp.jpgSpeculation over whether Joaquin Phoenix really quit his day job to become a rapstar has the entertainment world buzzing.

A video of a scruffy Phoenix debuting his material before a live audience made the rounds on blogs and news sites. ABC news did a feature questioning if the whole thing is a hoax.

But in a statement to MTV his rep said the actor is serious about this new endeavor. The following quote appears at the end of the ABC story.

The transition from one career to another is never seamless. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Joaquin came from a musical family, in addition to winning a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Johnny Cash. He intends on exploring his musical interests despite speculative, negative or positive reactions.

So it’s real?

Would you buy ScarJo’s snotty tissue?

Friday, December 19th, 2008

scarjo3.jpgActress Scarlett Johnasson is selling her snotty tissue on ebay. It’s for charity, of course. She blew into the tissue on the Jay Leno show, stuffed it in a plastic bag and put it up for auction on ebay.

As of 10:13 a.m. Friday, the bid was at $2,205. Thankfully, the money is going to charity because otherwise I couldn’t think of a bigger waste of money. Nothing against ScarJo. She’s a pure beauty and seems very sweet but I don’t want to own anyone’s snotty tissue.

And when I say no one. I mean no one.

You, however, might feel otherwise so have fun with that.

Photo credit: It was posted on ebay by George.

Ashley Simpson climbs aboard the oddball baby name train

Friday, November 21st, 2008

ashley-pete.jpgPop singer Ashlee Simpson Wentz and her husband pop rocker Pete Wentz had a baby boy Thursday.

The couple did the Hollywood thing by giving the child an off-the-wall name. So dear readers please meet little Bronx Mowgli Wentz. With a name like that he’s sure to become a blues man.

According to E!, the little guy weighed in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

We’re sure he’s cute as can be. His name, however, is another story.

Why do celebrities insist on naming their children Apple and Shiloh, Suri and Pilot Inspektor?

I’m not one to talk. My parents named me, Amneris, but I forgave them once I learned Amneris was an Egyptian princess in Verdi’s opera “Aida.”

Still, being named Veronica or Audrey would have made introductions much easier. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had the following conversation.

“What’s your name again?”


“That’s your first name?”



Now, imagine having to introduce yourself as Pilot Inspektor. Yikees! Jason Lee really didn’t think that one through. has this list of the 20 Most Bizarre Celebrity Baby Names. I’m not sure that little Bronx’s name is weird enough to make the cut. But just wait til you read number one. You won’t believe it.

The dark side of fame

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

abdul.jpgTragedy landed at Paula Abdul’s doorstep this week when an obsessed fan did the unthinkable.

The fan, who may have been stalking the “American Idol” judge, was found dead outside of Abdul’s home of an apparent suicide. Los Angeles Police found CDs and pictures of Abdul in the woman’s car.

Reporters later learned the woman was a former contestant on the FOX reality singing competition who in her audition tape revealed her hobby was drawing life-sized pictures of Abdul.

In retrospect the footage is eerie and heartbreaking.

How sad for this woman’s family and for Abdul who has been struck by the dark side of fame.

Celebrity stalkers can pose a threat to the stars they admire. In the most extreme cases, stars have been killed by their “number one fans.”

It’s a dangerous side effect of living in the public eye.

See a list of the more infamous celebrity stalkers after the jump.


Joaquin Phoenix walks away from acting

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

joaquin-phoenix.jpg Twice Oscar-nominated movie star Joaquin Phoenix says he plans to stop acting.

Say wha?

According to a story in the Guardian, Phoenix told “Extra” he is going to retire from acting to pursue a music career.

This makes me a little sad. I’ve been a fan of Phoenix since “Space Camp.”

Why is it all or nothing with some folks?

Think of all the actors who have done both!

Not always successfully, (Eddie Murphy), but still they didn’t just up and quit.

Come on, Joaquin. Don’t go!

His announcement got us thinking about some of the actors who have made the leap into the music. See a partial list after the jump.


Weird Celebrity Wenesday

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

This isn’t a new feature so much as it’s just an odd day for celebrity news. To hardly anyone’s surprise Clay Aiken opened up about his sexuality as did La Lohan (sort of).

And I never thought I’d see the day I’d find Brad Pitt unattractive. Yet, here it is.

PopSugar has pictures of Pitt “wearing yellow terry cloth on the set of a Japanese cell phone commercial in France.” It’s all very international and not at all flattering. He looks like the Man with the Yellow Hat from “Curious George.”


Wait. There’s more … Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow has launched a lifestyle Web site with an unfortunate name. It’s called Goop. Hair product jokes aside, the site has a slick look and as the Huffington Post reports the “website includes a newsletter signup and a first person essay from Paltrow, a married mother of two, about what matters to her. It also features yet-to-be-filled sections called ‘Make,’ ‘Go,’ ‘Get,’ ‘Do,’ Be,’ and ‘See.’ ”

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