Monday morning headlines

By brendon April 25, 2011 @ 5:39 AM

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LEANN RIMES AND EDDIE CIBRIAN – got married this weekend in a surprise ceremony at a private home in California. This will make their inevitable cheating that much more exciting. (people)

BEYONCE AND JAY Z – were reportedly set to perform at the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, but now it seems that’s not the case. William was probably just saying that so people would come. (et)

LADY GAGA – was in Nashville for a concert when one of her fans went into cardiac arrest and had to have her heart restarted after it stopped for 5 minutes. I’m assuming her heart didn’t have a beat because Gaga stole it. (cnn)

RIO – won the weekend for the third week in a row ($26.6M), beating out Madea’s Big Happy Family ($25.7M), Water For Elephants ($17.5M), and Hop ($12.4M). Easter is always a good time for family films. If you wanted a story about a blood soaked zombie with nails in his hands you needed to go to church. (deadline)

ANNALYNNE MCCORD – was at Wet Republic in Vegas this weekend, and she wore this denim jacket and dress over her bikini. Was she doing that to hide bruises on her knees and back and shoulders? Sorry, but a gentleman never tells. (wenn)

Mel Gibson has finally done an interview

By brendon April 22, 2011 @ 12:27 PM

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Okay I’m still deathly ill, I may or may not tap out for today, but it’s very much worth mentioning that Mel Gibson has finally spoken about the tapes that leaked online 9 months ago, the ones where he was able to expand on his earlier rantings and offend all the groups he didn’t have time to insult when he got pulled over for drunk driving.

Alison Hope Weiner (tee-hee!) of Deadline writes…

WEINER: Were people angry at you about what you said on tapes?
GIBSON: I was angry at me.  But, no one expressed any anger at me.  They may have felt it. 
WEINER: Do you feel regret over what you said on the tapes?
GIBSON:  Of course. 
WEINER: After the tapes ended up on line, many people asked themselves how could someone who’s been around this long and knows the business managed to get into a position where so much of their private life ended up on line? Did you ever think that those private conversations would eventually get out? 
GIBSON: [Looks at the ceiling and shakes his head and sighs] Who anticipates being recorded?  Who anticipates that?   Who could anticipate such a personal betrayal?
WEINER: People didn’t understand how you could say the things you did on these tapes.  They wondered, what kind of person says those things.  Right now, many people think you’re a racist and that you hate women from listening to those tapes.
GIBSON: I’ve never treated anyone badly or in a discriminatory way based on their gender, race, religion or sexuality — period. I don’t blame some people for thinking that though, from the garbage they heard on those leaked tapes, which have been edited.  You have to put it all in the proper context of being in an irrationally, heated discussion at the height of a breakdown, trying to get out of a really unhealthy relationship. It’s one terribly, awful moment in time, said to one person, in the span of one day and doesn’t represent what I truly believe or how I’ve treated people my entire life.

It’s hard to believe that Gibson could have the very long and successful career he had, generally with an excellent reputation, if he really was the raving asshole we heard on the tapes, but some people will still believe he is. Just like there’s no proof that dinosaurs or the stock market exists, yet people still believe in that. Gullible rubes.

“Three points for Gryffindor!”

By brendon April 21, 2011 @ 5:00 PM

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You know how, in the Harry Potter movies, when they were in class, Hermione Granger would always have the answer whenever the teacher asked a question? Okay well now picture that but with Hermione looking vaguely lesbian, because Emma Watson, who of course played Hermione, has been attending Brown University for the past years, and…

A source says Watson didn’t shy away from class participation and often would “answer something in class and get it right,” calling the 21-year-old actress “really smart.” Unfortunately, this brought out the sophisticated wit and cinematic expertise of her Ivy League peers.
According to the source, her classmates “would respond [to her answer] with a quote from ‘Harry Potter.’” The most popular choice was “Three points for Gryffindor!”

Oh that poor girl. This is upsetting, I can’t believe that college students were making jokes that were juvenile and stupid. I don’t appreciate that kind of humor.

(NOTE: I apologize for the lack of posting today, btw. I have some kind of food poisoning, I’ve spent the day shivering and sweating, and twice I died. Once for 8 minutes. That can’t be good for you.)

Demi Lovato is bi-winning too

By brendon April 21, 2011 @ 2:35 PM

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Apparently there’s some fantasy world where people who seek help for a mental illness are openly taunted and beaten up, because when Catherine Zeta Jones announced that she was bi-polar last week, Demi Lovato went on twitter and said…

“I don’t know Catherine Zeta-Jones personally but what she has decided to do it SO brave. It’s SO difficult but worth it… I’m proud of her.”

Guess why she wants to stress how amazing that sort of thing is.

Demi Lovato is bravely opening up about her private struggles – not only with anorexia and bulimia, but also with bipolar disorder.
“I never found out until I went into treatment that I was bipolar,” Lovato told PEOPLE.
“Looking back it makes sense. There were times when I was so manic, I was writing seven songs in one night and I’d be up until 5:30 in the morning.”

Granted that doesn’t sound so bad on the surface, but all seven songs were about murdering Ashley Greene.

Lindsay saved her career (unless she goes to jail tomorrow)!

By brendon April 21, 2011 @ 12:42 PM

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Even though yesterday the producer said that Lindsay Lohans “management team” (that’s her mom, btw) was too difficult to deal with and he wasn’t gonna cast her in his shitty, almost-certainly-never-going-to-be-made movie about John Gotti, today is a new day and a new desperate attempt to stay in the press, and so now she will be in the “movie”, unless she goes to jail for six months, starting tomorrow.

Lohan’s preliminary hearing will proceed on Friday as planned, a source told Radar, despite the fact that the starlet invoked the Christian holy day of Good Friday as an excuse to postpone.
Friday’s hearing is expected to last most of the day, and Judge Stephanie Sautner banned cameras inside her courtroom.  The hearing could help determine whether there’s enough evidence for a trial.

It’s been said that Judge Sautner is extremely tough on repeat offenders, and if she decides there’s enough evidence for a trial, she will almost certainly also declare that Lindsay violated her probation and send her to jail, immediately, for up to six months. At this point her best bet is to kill herself and just roll the dice that gets reincarnated as someone good.

Kirstie Alley says shes a size 6

By brendon April 20, 2011 @ 5:08 PM

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Extra interviewed Kirstie Alley on the set of Dancing With The Stars, and presumably she was talking abut her foot because she said she’s a size 6. She does know we can see her, right?

The actress also revealed, “I haven’t weighed myself in the last four weeks.” The slimmed-down actress may not know her weight, but she does have a goal in mind. “I bought these dresses from a [size] twelve to a two. Tonight I’m a six. When I’m a two, I’m done, people!”

Oh, hey, I guess I was wrong. I can see the tag on her pants. It has a big “6″ on it, written by hand with a Sharpie. They’re from Blank Tag Warehouse, and are made of elastic, elastic, industrial elastic, and elastic dyed blue.

Catherine Zeta Jones is back at work

By brendon April 20, 2011 @ 3:21 PM

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Just 7 days ago, Catherine Zeta Jones was so depressed and overwhelmed that she checked into a mental health facility to be treated for a bipolar disorder. It was so bad she even turned down a People magazine cover story when they asked to interview her about it. Oh wait never mind.

(Jones) realized she needed help in the face of mounting depression.
“The simple things would just seem overwhelming, like going out to dinner,” says the close friend. “There was just a little piece of her chipped away. It was hard to watch because I knew how hard she was trying.”

Now, just one week later, not only is she back at work in Louisiana filming a movie called Playing the Field, but she’s agreed to join Tom Crusie, Alec Baldwin, and Russell Brand in Rock of Ages.

To recap, she was depressed but now she has an almost manic energy and focus. In other words she wasn’t really paying attention when they explained what bipolar means.

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Lindsay Lohan has been dropped by that Gotti movie

By brendon April 20, 2011 @ 2:12 PM

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Well knock me down with a feather, why don’t you.

“We are not talking any further about Lindsay playing Victoria,” says Marc Fiore, producer of Gotti: Three Generations. “She is no longer being considered. The talks have stopped. We are going to meet with other people [for the role].”
So is Lohan just too expensive and troublesome to insure with all of her past legal troubles?
“She a wonderful person,” he tells PEOPLE. “Her legal case has nothing to do with it. We just couldn’t reach terms.”

From the very beginning this whole thing has been about the producer getting attention for himself, this is a straight to DVD type movie at best, but it would be awesome if what he said is true. If Lindsay was still making ridiculous demands. I sort of believe it. That’s why her bigest role in 5 years has been on a surveillance video.