March 2nd, 2006

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Patrick Dempsey purchases home in Texas

This is my first post, but I finally found something post worthy. :)

Picture below is Patrick Dempsey leaving Tyler, Texas Target store. Taken on a customer's cell phone:

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Patrick Dempsey's star has been shining bright since Grey's Anatomy debuted last year, but his female fans, like Suzanne Hogg, remembers him from long before that.

"He was appealing when he was in Can't Buy Me Love, like forever ago, in the eighties, and then this, on the show, he's just a good guy, ya know?"

Like a lot of women, Suzanne watches Grey's Anatomy religiously. When she spotted him shopping in Tyler's Target the other day, she was totally star struck.

She said, "I called my friend Marla, who loves him too, and she said, Take a picture.' And I went, 'Oh yeah, I have my camera phone."

That picture was sent to people all over East Texas, and ended up in my inbox. After a little investigative reporting, I learned Dempsey bought a home on Lake Jacksonville. In fact, it's just down the road from this bait shop.

The store owner, Franklin Hassell says I'm not the only one looking for him.

"Everybody that comes in asks, 'Has Patrick Dempsey stopped in your store?' And I'm like, 'I haven't seen him.'   I look for him all the time, but as far as I know, he hasn't stopped in here while I've been here," Hassell said.

Ron Davis owns Stacy's Barbeque in downtown Jacksonville, and he lives on the lake, too. He said when Dempsey moved in, it caused quite a wave.

"First few weeks, there was row boats, paddle boats, anything to get up next to his house," Davis said.

At Target, DVD's from the popular show line the shelf. When Dempsey was shopping here the other day, Target employee K'lyah Phillips said they all tried to keep there composure.

"Oh, there all like, 'There's Patrick Dempsey.  There's Patrick Dempsey."

We tried to track down the hunky doctor, but his neighbors tell us he's not in town right now.  He must have gone back to the set of Seattle Grace Hospital.

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Braff opens 'Hearts' for Paramount

Zach Braff will follow up his "Garden State" directorial debut with a remake of the 2002 Danish film "Open Hearts" for Paramount Pictures. Braff will adapt, helm, produce and co-star in the romantic drama.

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Jolie-Pitt family March 1st

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Paris, France :: HIIIII-YAH! Staying fit runs in the Pitt family as son Maddox is learning the martial art of Judo, best known for its throwing techniques. Leaving husband Brad Pitt, 42, and daughter Zahara Jolie-Pitt home at their rented apartment, pregnant Angelina Jolie, 30, picked up son Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 4, from an instructional Judo class this afternoon at The France Racing Club (Le Racing Club de France), one of France’s oldest and most prestigious host of club teams. RCF's Judo program was created in 1945, making it over 60 years old

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Buffy looking for a new love?


There's a new singles site in town and apparently Mrs. Gellar-Prinze Jr. is trolling for some fresh action! has an infomercial popping up on late night t.v. and seems to be advertising The Slayer as one of the girls some lucky guy could end up with. Freddie's sharing the goods! The entire commercial is ad after ad of a really animated voice-over talking up one attractive single after another, complete with special talents they have and multiple pictures. Between each segment of four or five men and women, there is a section that explains how to contact the sexy singles. That section flashes pictures of three random women with no contact info or short bio. One of them is Sarah Michelle! I wish I could contact her to let her know someone's using her photo in an advertisement. These pictures are kinda sucky. I took them with my camera phone off my tv.


source: my dvr

BTW, I looked for the picture they used for this. I've seen it before. I found a couple that are similar, but if anyone has the one shown above, please post it.

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"Dane Cook, HBO make "long-term" comedy team"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - HBO said Wednesday that it has signed a multiproject deal with stand-up comedian Dane Cook that will include series, specials and other projects, marking the first deal of its kind for the premium cable service.

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TomKitten Pillow Watch 2006

Have you kids read Save Dakota Fanning!? Hahaha -- today's entry was classicly wonderful.

"During the later stages of pregnancy (the third trimester) it is unsafe to submerge yourself (especially in sea water) due to a risk of infection. There is a mucous plug covering your cervix and protecting the baby that can be dislodged at that point. IF it is, bacteria can leach into the uterus contaminating the baby. In addition, if the mucous plug dislodges, your water breaks and you go into labor prematurely. You're not even allowed to take a bath towards the end. It's showers only. A bacterial infection could kill the baby."

So, you want to fly, risk infection, squeeze it out, leave it alone for a day, then feed it some weird honey concoction?

Is there is a real baby in there, it's not going to last long with those "parenting" skills.

So, because I'm very anti-fetus/child endangerment, I sincerly hope that girl is NOT pregnant.

So yeah, the ocean swimming, the trans-oceanic flying, the Scientologistic (hm, is that a word?) birth plans which includes the "cone of silence," leaving the unbathed newborn alone for it's first day or so, and then feeding it a mixture of milk and honey ... man. In some places, a lot of this would constitute child abuse.

Of course, in some places, Scientology is outlawed as a dangerous cult.

SOURCES: Save Dakota Fanning!, Scientology - The Birth of a Thetan

Hot Fuzz!

YAY! At long last some news.

" Working Title production in association with Big Talk Productions, Hot Fuzz is directed by Edgar Wright and stars Simon Pegg. A comedy about a London cop who is seconded to deepest, darkest Somerset, the film is from an original screenplay by Wright and Pegg. Hot Fuzz will be produced by Nira Park (Shaun of the Dead), Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and the executive producer is Natascha Wharton.

Pegg leads a stellar British cast including Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights), Steve Coogan (A Cock and Bull Story) and Martin Freeman (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).

Police constable, Nicholas Angel is good at his job, so good in fact, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, his superiors at the Met have decided to sweep him under the carpet. So it is that London's top cop finds himself in the sleepy West Country village of Sandford. With garden fetes and neighbourhood watch meetings replacing the action of the city, Angel struggles to adapt to his situation and finds himself partnered with Danny Butterman (Frost), an oafish but well meaning young Constable, who dreams of being Mel Gibson. Just as all seems lost, a series of grisly accidents motivates Angel into action. Convinced of foul play, Angel realises that Sandford may not be as idyllic as it seems..."

Empire published an extended cast list this afternoon:

In addition to Frost and Pegg, the cast will also include (deep breath) Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, Paddy Considine, Timothy Dalton, Steve Coogan, Martin Freeman, Bill Bailey, Olivia Colman, Anne Reid, Rafe Spall, David Bradley, Stewart Wilson, Paul Freeman and Edward Woodward.

Chyna promotes her new movie - Illegal Aliens

Any movie with Anna Nicole Smith and Chyna is a keeper for me!

"Charlie's Angels" goes sci-fi, with a touch of "Men In Black" thrown in for good measure, when three aliens morph into super-hot babes and arrive to protect the earth from the intergalactic forces of evil. Guided by Syntax, their holographic mentor, these Illegal Aliens are willing to use every trick in the book and every sexy outfit in their wardrobe to accomplish their mission! This film is filled with high-energy action, lowbrow spoofs and the high-camp acting reminiscent of the classic B-Movie genre how else could this film get away with Anna Nicole Smith saving the world? "Illegal Alien's" pokes fun at today's Hollywood and pays tribute to the so-called "Bad Movies" we all love to hate! (IMDB)

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Kim's not busting out,but implants may be

Jailed rapper Lil' Kim may be able to take on the bad girls in the slammer - but what will the trash-talking star do now that her breast implants are said to be staging a revolt?
"Apparently, she's worried her boobs are leaking," a source tells us. "She needs to have them serviced."

Last July, Kim (real name, Kimberly Jones) was sentenced to a year and a day at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia on perjury and conspiracy charges. She began serving time in September.

Her rep swears the hip-hop diva is "perfectly healthy." But we hear she's confided to family members about a festering problem with her magnificent mammaries.

Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Traci Billingsley wouldn't discuss Kim's health because "an inmate's medical history is not public." But Billingsley says that the Philly detention center has a doctor on staff. "If [the prison medical unit] can't handle it, they will contract out treatment," says Billingsley.

"What becomes interesting in [Kim's] case is that she's very small and she has very large implants," says cosmetic surgeon Dr. Steve Fallek, who has not treated Kim. "So it's no different from having a patient with very large breasts, where they're going to have back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain - because of the weight of the breasts."

Fallek says that, while implant-related infections are rare, "If you're having physical symptoms like that, the best alternative is to put a smaller implant in. If she's actually leaking, then, yes, the implant should come out."

Kim's parole officer might call it an early- release program.

Let's hope the hip-hop diva grants her bosoms the sort of clemency she would like.

Free the Lil' Kim 2!

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Sienna Miller attacks a photographer

The actress was seen leaving Sketch via the back door at 1am with a female friend on February 17. As they were escorted by a minder through some building work, she was heard to say 'I am going to talk to this photographer'. She then launched herself towards him and tried to grab his camera. After hitting him and screaming frantically at him, she jumped into a black cab, leaving behind her chauffeur driven Bentley.

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Eddie Murphy

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EDDIE Murphy's ongoing divorce battle could threaten to open the trannie closet from his past - particularly if information from a private eye once retained by the "Beverly Hills Cop" star falls into his estranged wife's hands.

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Does anyone have the picture of Eddie and his perma-"houseguest" walking together?

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Santino is feelin' the love.


This morning I about fell out of my chair when I checked my email and comments on the site. Thank you all so very much for all your kind words, i can really feel the love. Sometimes it's hard watching the character that is Santino on the show and I'm grateful that you were able to see a slightly different side last night.

I put a couple of these pic up back in November when i first started doing this site, but many of you have probably not seen them. Tony's daughter celebrated her birthday in the park with a handful of close friends and family...

thank you again for all the love, I'm humbled by your warm remarks.

Much Love SANTINO.

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Man charged with killing ‘Judging Amy’ actress.

Suspected gang member faces life sentence for shooting Correa-McMullen.

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A suspected gang member was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting teen actress Tara Correa-McMullen, who portrayed a former gang member on the TV show “Judging Amy.”

Damien Watts, 20, who already was in custody on a separate shooting case, was charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

If convicted, he faces up to life in prison, according to the district attorney’s office.

Prosecutors said Watts fired at a group of people outside an Inglewood apartment complex Oct. 21, killing the 16-year-old actress and injuring two men who were with her.

Authorities say a second, yet-to-be identified suspect also opened fire. They believe the shooting was gang-related.

Correa-McMullen, whose real name was Shalvah McMullen, appeared in the movie “Rebound” and had a recurring role on “Judging Amy” as a former gang member named Graciela.
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Courteney Cox Returns To TV

Courteney Cox Returns To TV
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COURTENEY COX is heading back to TV to star in the FX drama pilot "Dirt," per Daily Variety. The former "Friends" actress will also be executive producing the project with her husband DAVID ARQUETTE and the show's creator MATTHEW CARNAHAN. Cox will play the editor-in-chief of two top tabloid magazines. The series will revolve around her world as she orchestrates the fates of the celebrities who fill the papers' pages. Production is scheduled to begin in March. Cox just finished shooting the feature 'Zoom' opposite TIM ALLEN.

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The A-Team Reunite For TV Special.

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The A-Team are getting back together for a one-off reunion show.

Mr T, who played BA Baracus, Dirk Benedict, who played handsome Face, and Dwight Schultz, who starred as Murdock, will all appear in the Channel 4 programme.

George Peppard, who played Hannibal, the leader of the fun-loving vigilantes, died in 1994.

Show presenter Justin Lee Collins is quoted in Britain's The Sun newspaper as saying: "They're older and less muscly and scary. But they're still the guys."

Collins admitted he struggled to get the 80s stars to reunite for 'Bring Back The A-Team'.

He revealed: "It was hard to get them back together because there's been a bit of bad blood between them since the show was made. "The aim was to get them in a room for a reunion."

'Bring Back The A-Team' will be screened by Channel 4 in May this year.

Not sure if they will show this in the U.S. I've looked.
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Jon Stewart - "Is Anderson Crying Again?"

Jon Stewart cracked a couple jokes about Anderson Cooper on Larry King Live last night. (The last time Stewart showed up on CNN, didn't he kill Crossfire?) Here's the transcript:

KING: Let's check in with Anderson Cooper at the top of the hour.

STEWART: Is he crying again? Did something happen?

KING: He'll host AC 360. Jon wants to know if you're crying, Anderson.

COOPER: No but I expect to be on the night of the Academy Awards when I hear some of his jokes. I'll be here all week, try the veal.

STEWART: What's going on with them trailers -- did they move out the trailers yet?

COOPER: No, they're still in Arkansas, I'll have you know. We're in St. Bernard parish where there are tens of thousands of people who would very much like to have some trailers...


Entire transcript of John Stewart on Larry King.

Anderson Cooper on The Daily Show via You Tube!

Too much hot nerdiness for my brain to take.

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Snoop Dogg Unveils New Video Game League for Hip Hop Stars.

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Snoop Dogg and the Global Gaming League announced today (March 2) the formation of the Hip-Hop Gaming League, GGL's newest online video game community where MCs and international gaming champions compete and showcase their skills.

Snoop will serve as the league's first commissioner, ensuring that all matches played online via Xbox Live for the Xbox 360 are fair.

"I'm an initiator, and this new intersection of Hip-Hop and video gaming is something that's ready to happen," Snoop said.

"Hip-Hop loves video gaming, and I've been watching this develop into the next big sport. The HHGL is my way of taking it to the next level," Snoop continued. "We're going to take this thing straight over the stratosphere, and the whole world can watch and participate as people like myself--who hate to lose--put it on the line."

The inaugural player lineup includes Proof (D12), Paul Wall, Just Blaze, Krayzie Bone (Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony), Kaine (Ying Yang Twins), Twista, Murs, NBA star Jalen Rose and MLS soccer star Cobi Jones, among others.

Players were selected based on their gaming reputations and prominence in the Hip-Hop community.

League matches begin online this month and conclude in May, with a finals event in Las Vegas, presided over by Snoop.

At the finals, the first-ever HHGL World Champion will be crowned and awarded eternal bragging rights.

A donation will also be made to the Snoop Youth Football League on the champion's behalf.

Fans can follow the action, including matches, trash talking, highlights, video clips, results, stats and blogs, at

Reese's $42m film deal

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Reese Wiitherspoon has become Hollywood's highest paid actor after negotiating a $42 million movie deal.
Witherspoon will produce and star in Our Family Trouble, the tale of a mother whose child is posessed by demons in America's deep South.
Witherspoon, 29, is favoured to be named best actor at the Acadamy Awards next week for her role as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line.
Her deal puts a woman among the highest earners in Hollywood for the first time.
It is based on her wage as an actor plus a percentage of takings.
It dwarfs the $14 million Oscar-winner Julia Roberts commanded for Mona Lisa Smile in 2003.

Source: Melbourne Herald-Sun.

eta: I'm not sure whether that's Australian dollars or not, but I don't understand how they can work out how much a percentage of takings is worth *before* a movie is released? Harrison Ford is still getting cheques from Star Wars.

Monty LOST comics

I don't know how many of you out there get the MONTY comics on you Funnies section, but us LOST fans here in Massachusetts have been treated to some LOST-themed comics yesterday and today. Hopefully, there is more to come!

The backstory is Monty fell off a cruise ship and landed on an island...

MONDAY 03/01/06

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Elmo's voice actor talks on Oprah

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I don't know if any of you guys saw this on Oprah the other day, but Elmo's puppeteer and voice, Kevin Clash appeared on her show.

Kevin says he became the voice of Elmo after another Muppeteer turned down the opportunity. "He didn't like it," Kevin says. "It was too cutesy for him."

If you're surprised by the big guy behind the little voice, you're not alone. "It's wild," Kevin says. "[People] expect me to be a little, short bald-headed guy with glasses."

You can watch the clip here also
Sorry, I could only find it on Youtube.

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Jane Fonda-Ted Turner Threesome Sex Tape (videos we'd pay NOT to see)

Back cover of her new book.

'Barbarella' icon Jane Fonda is embroiled in sex tape scandal.

According a former pornographic magazine editor, the 68-year-old actress made a video of herself and her third husband in a threesome.

In a new book, Allen MacDonnell claims the Oscar-winner was filmed with media mogul Ted Turner while he had sex with a brunette.

Two other ex-editors of 'Hustler' magazine also allege they've seen the tape.

Turner's spokesman and Fonda's spokeswoman yesterday (01.03.06) said each was "unavailable for comment".

Fonda - who divorced 67-year-old Turner in 1991 - has already claimed in her memoirs, entitled 'My Life So Far', that first husband Roger Vadim pressured her into threesomes.

The Hollywood actress said the late French director bullied her into having sex with other women throughout their marriage.

In the book, she wrote: "For me to be with Roger that meant bringing other women into our bed. It seems shocking that I did that, but I managed to convince myself that it was fine, that it was what I wanted despite the fact it was killing my heart."


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"Prisoner of X," Allan MacDonell's account of his experiences as an editor at Hustler magazine, describes a purported video in which Fonda, Turner and an unidentified brunette have sex on camera.

MacDonell's description is too graphic for a family newspaper. Suffice it to say that the purported Fonda is allegedly wearing artificial equipment to pleasure the alleged Turner while he services the brunette and asks the camera operator, "Are you getting this?"

(The racy content was corroborated yesterday by two former Hustler colleagues who say they screened the tape, former editor Mike McPadden and another ex-editor who asked for anonymity.)


I think seeing Ted Turner in action would kill my heart. And btw, Fonda divorced Ted Turner in 2001 (They wed in 1991). I thought I was losing my mind when I read this. They are just a decade off. It really instills a sense of confidence in their journalistic ability. Oh, it's gossip.

Keira, what's with the pout, pouty face?

Has it ever bothered the hell out of you that Keira Knightley pouts in 99% of her pictures?

Okay, so maybe I'm the only one. But, Keira herself explains it on Ellen.

Two different parts:

Pouty Face #1

-This is the first half of her visit on ELLEN. She talks about her Vanity Fair photo shoot also. They don't start talking about the pouty face until the end of the clip.

Pouty Face #2

-This is the clip where they go more into detail about the pout. Also, Keira shows a secret talent that she can do with her teeth. (excited? you should be!)
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Jon Stewart Interview

A Fan Among Players
To his job as host of the Oscars this Sunday, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart brings wit, showbiz savvy and an obsession with sports

SI: You played soccer at William and Mary (1981-83) and scored 10 goals in your career. Is college soccer a natural springboard to the Oscars?

Stewart: Yes, because back in the day we played with wireless mics on.
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Fall Out Boy play under new name

Emo punkers choose 'Latin' flavour

Fall Out Boy have been playing secret shows under the pseudonym Saved Latin, it has been revealed.

The emo rockers will next perform under the name at New York's Knitting Factory this Friday (March 4), MTV news reports.

The origins of the name come from the Wes Anderson film 'Rushmore'.

Jason Schwartzman's character in the film says: "I saved Latin, what did you ever do?".

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Insert your own TEAM CHRIS/WENTZ joke here.

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Oliver! star Jack Wild dies at 53

Actor Jack Wild, who played The Artful Dodger in 1968 film Oliver!, has died at the age of 53.
Wild was nominated for an Oscar when he was just 16 for the role. He also starred in late-1960s US children's fantasy TV series HR Pufnstuf.

He suffered from mouth cancer after years of heavy drinking and smoking and had his voice box and tongue removed. Wild's agent Alex Jay said the actor "died peacefully at midnight last night after a long battle with oral cancer".


Mark Lester, who played Oliver in the musical film, paid tribute to him. He told the BBC: "Jack was like a brother to me during the making of the film and always was very protective. "I gained a lot. The chemistry between us was just something very, very special, which lasted throughout our lives."

Wild was diagnosed with cancer in 2000 and was unable to speak, drink or eat after having surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. He had to communicate through his wife and his meals were delivered in liquid form via a tube that went straight into his stomach.

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Alanis Morissette caught out with a mystery man

EXCLUSIVE: Is Canadian singer's engagement to actor Ryan Reynolds off?

Rumours are swirling around the Ottawa-bred star since she was caught out and about in Los Angeles this week with another man – and her diamond engagement ring was no where to be seen.

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If it's true that she broke up with Ryan, I'm sure plenty of women will be happy ;D but omg they were like my OTP. so sad. :(
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Meg Ryan news

Ryan Thanks Crowe

HOLLYWOOD star Meg Ryan has opened up about her affair with Russell Crowe, declaring the Aussie actor is no home wrecker and even "took a bullet" for her.

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Meg Ryan: I Had an 'Unhealthy Marriage'

After two years out of the spotlight, Meg Ryan resurfaced on The Oprah Winfrey Show Wednesday, speaking out about her "unhealthy" marriage to Dennis Quaid ("I should have left sooner") and her newly adopted baby girl, Daisy.

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Kid Rock: Stapp 'Idiot' for Losing Tape

Kid Rock blames Scott Stapp for losing a sex video showing them with several strippers, but appreciates Stapp for one thing. "What perfect timing," Rock told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday. "I got a record coming up ... Maybe I should thank him."

The hard-partying rap-rocker, whose new live concert album "Live Trucker" hit stores Tuesday, defended his backstage antics, saying, "It's not any big revelation that this goes on in rock 'n' roll, especially with who I am."

Still, Rock (aka Robert Ritchie) has fired back against Stapp's claim that the tape was stolen, saying the former Creed singer filmed the tape, which was made in Rock's motor home in 1999, and is responsible for losing it.

"He's the idiot because it's out," the 35-year-old Rock said. "I'm holding him responsible."

Rock has won a temporary court order preventing World Wide Red Light District from distributing or promoting the video.

Red Light, which sold the Paris Hilton sex tape in 2004, had displayed a 40-second preview clip of the video on its Web site. The company has acknowledged that the tape came from a third party, but denied it was stolen.

"At this point, I don't even care," said Rock, who said he hasn't spoken to Stapp since the tape was filmed.

He's upset, though, that someone might make money from the tape. "If there's money to be made, it's my performance" he said.

In a recent interview with AP Radio, Stapp, 32, said he thinks the sex video was stolen from him and is meant to destroy his career.

Rock scoffed at that notion: "I'm like, what are you talking about? This tape gets out _ it's your tape _ and you're (saying) someone's trying to sabotage your career?"

Rock said he invited Stapp to join him and four strippers after Stapp entered his motor home with a video camera and asked to "get in" on the action.

"'I only got two beers left,'" Rock said, describing what he deemed to be his gracious behavior toward Stapp, whom he had never met. "`You can have one.' How nice is that?"

He said he's further upset to be associated with sex tape scandal subjects Hilton, Colin Farrell and ex-girlfriend Pamela Anderson.

"I don't want to be in that company with all these idiots (who have) sex tapes, which is why I've never had a video camera," he said. "I agree I knew the tape was going on at the time _ I must have. Although, I'll guarantee you, I wasn't sober."

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Gone in sixty seconds: Hanks shows how to accept an Oscar

Entitled An Insider's Guide: What Nominees Need To Know, the video includes clips of Oscar moments that stuck in the memory - such as Jack Palance doing one-arm push-ups, or Roberto Benigni gliding over the tops of everyone's chairs en route to the stage - and ones that decidedly did not - such as the interminable thank-yous delivered by the crew from Lord of the Rings two years ago, which was about as interesting as a reading from the New Zealand telephone directory. Another bad example was Gwyneth Paltrow's tsunami of tears.

Rule number one, Hanks says, is to manage the triumphal approach to the stage and the speech in no more than 60 seconds. "Instead of hugging everyone within a 10-row radius, you might have to settle for a few fast high-fives as you sprint down the aisle," he says.

Rule number two: if there are multiple winners, let one person speak on behalf of everyone. (Subtext: since you're just costume designers or producers, nobody cares about you and you probably aren't that good- looking anyway, so do hurry up.)

Rule number three: "Lose the list." The Academy now allows winners to post their thank-yous in full on its website, a bit like the trend in footnotes in academic publishing. No need to weigh everybody down with it when your lawyer's obnoxiously hard-charging negotiation over your profit participation deal is of no concern to the great unwashed.

Hanks' most valuable tip: "Maximise your moment." This is a smart way of encouraging people to be interesting and entertaining, without falling into the trap the Academy has set for itself in previous years, when it has implied that what it really wants to avoid is controversy or any hint of spontaneity. Michael Moore got booed off the stage in 2003 when he launched into an attack on George Bush in the midst of the Iraq invasion but it was undoubtedly good theatre.

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Clay Aiken on webcam... lolz!

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Standing proudly in front of an internet camera, the former American Idol star apparently sheds his clothes until he is literally butt-naked.

The man who supplied us with the images — a 22-year-old homosexual school teacher — says Aiken performed the crude striptease in a bid to solicit him for sex via a gay website.

In recent weeks, The National Enquirer has uncovered several men who claim they encountered the singer as he surfed the internet looking for casual sex.

While Aiken has repeatedly denied he is gay, ex-soldier John Paulus told how he also shared 90 sordid minutes of passion with Aiken in a hotel room on January 2. In our new story, the teacher from Boston, Mass., who did not want to be named, said he met Aiken on the gay chat site

In a website exclusive, we are providing excerpts of the internet chat which is claimed to have taken place last December 5 — one day before Aiken appeared in concert in Boston.

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Ann Coulter on the Oscars

by Ann Coulter
March 1, 2006

This is my first annual Oscar predictions column, for which I am uniquely qualified by not having seen a single one of the movies nominated in any category. I've never even watched an Oscar ceremony, except once when a friend called me 35 minutes into Halle Berry's acceptance speech and I managed to catch only the last 20 minutes of it.

I shall grant my awards based on the same criteria Hollywood studio executives now use to green-light movies: political correctness. Also, judging by most of the nominees this year, the awards committee prefers movies that are wildly unpopular with audiences.
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Liberal Hollywood is one of Ann's favorite targets. She must have loved Team America: World Police!

ETA: She was being sarcastic when she said "The Jews had it coming," trying to come from the Hollywood point of view... that was a common critique of Munich.
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Hot Mess

Is Whitney Houston pregnant?

Comments by her hubby Bobby Brown are leading fans to think she is.

Denying buzz that his marriage to the singer is in trouble, Brown told a mag that their bond is stronger than ever.

“I’m hoping that she’s pregnant right now,” Brown told Sister2Sister. “She’s just resting.”

Whitney’s rep, however, suggests that the bad boy rapper is spreading false rumors, saying, “She’s not pregnant.”


brokeback sheep? baah!

March 2, 2006 -- The makers of the gay cowboy flick "Brokeback Mountain" were too rough on sheep, an animal-rights group charged yesterday.

In a letter to director Ang Lee, The Humane Society also complained about the way the horses and elk were treated.

"The excessively rough handling of the sheep and horses leaves viewers questioning whether anyone was looking out for the safety of those animals," the letter said.

"And many also wonder how the filmmakers got the elk to lose its footing and crumple to the ground 'on cue' after being shot."

A spokesman for the producer of the Best Picture-nominated movie, Focus Features, had no immediate comment.


NOW the animal people are getting all up in arms about this movie!


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Last Thursday, i got to go to "An Evening with My Name is Earl" at the TV Academy in North Hollywood.

Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee and Jaime Pressly were HILARIOUS. They were always joking with everyone and maintained a good attitude throughout the hour interview (which was moderated by Carson Daly... who sucked).

Greg Garcia, the creator of the show was great as well. He told us that the cast was always having fun and you could definetly tell.

I got to meet Jason Lee and he was REALLY friendly and was willing to sign autographs.

In May there's going to be "An Evening with Lost", so if you want i'll post that.

oh and last year was "An Evening with Gilmore Girls"
I got to meet the entire cast. Everyone was REALLY REALLY nice, especially Lauren Graham and Kelly Bishop. The producer of the show, Amy Sherman Palladino talks EXACTLY like Loralai and Rory do on the show.

Any gossip you want about how these people acted, i'll be willing to give.... i guess that was the point of this.

Frankly Scarlettt thinks Isaac was in poor taste

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Six weeks after television cameras captured the scene, actress Scarlett Johansson says she was "sort of shocked" when designer Isaac Mizrahi's groped her breast at the Golden Globes red carpet.

"It was definitely in poor taste," said Johansson, speaking about her reaction publicly for the first time.

"I'd been prepping for two hours with hair and makeup and getting dressed. And the first interview I do, someone who I have never met before fondles me for his own satisfaction."

Johansson was wearing a clingy, low-cut gown that made the most of her ample bust line when Mizrahi made his move.

"Mostly, I was thinking, 'Oh, my god. This is happening on live TV.' I don't think he got a huge thrill out it. He was making some shocking show or whatever for his channel and wanted to be different and racy and all of those things," she said.

"When it happened, I think I actually said, 'What the heck is going on?' At the same time, people made a huge deal out of something that, in the moment, was not as exciting as it seemed afterward."

Johansson, speaking from the Los Angeles set of her new movie, "The Prestige," isn't buying Mizrahi's explanation that he was just a designer trying to figure out how her dress was made.

"I'm sure he was very fascinated by that — like he doesn't know how a dress works," she said.

The 21-year-old star of "Lost in Translation," "Match Point," and "Girl With a Pearl Earring," says she doesn't have any lingering bad feelings for Mizrahi, who was a first-timer behind a red-carpet microphone.

"I'm not mad at him," she said. "I think he's a guy that's starting his TV career and he's making a bit of an exciting moment for himself. I can't be angry at him. Surely he is thrilled with the press and the attention it's getting."

Still, of all the things she'd like to be known for, this isn't it. And in the end, it felt like one more example of the tabloid culture run amok — another step down the ladder of civility, from paparazzi, to stalkers, to gropers.

"I get stalked by these people with giant cameras all the time when I'm doing my shopping or walking my dog," she said. "I think it's disgusting. Any picture you see in a magazine that is a candid is a complete and total invasion of my privacy. I think it has to do with this whole obsession with tabloid news."

Johansson said she leads "a very private life" and tries to maintain a low profile.

"People will tell you that you gave up your private life when you decide to become an actor," she said. "I'm not out there to publicize my private life. I try to avoid any situation where I might be harassed or followed."

That doesn't mean she will avoid Mizrahi in the future — though the question will be moot Sunday: She isn't going to the Oscars. Nor did she alert her managers to screen future contact with him or other interviewers.

"I can take care of myself," she said. "I'm from New York."


It was in poor taste, I guess, but he's gay. I don't really know what kind of pleasure he was supposed to get out of it.
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Jimmy Henchmen, Wyclef, Lend Assistance To Haitians.

Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond is trekking to Haiti today (March 2) to visit underprivileged children from the L'Athletique d'Haiti soccer program and donate 200 pairs of sneakers and soccer balls.

Rosemond, who manages rapper the Game, will also lend support to Yele Haiti, a charitable organization founded by rapper/activist Wyclef Jean of the Fugees.

"The deplorable conditions that I have witnessed in Haiti have created a sense of urgency to get involved and assist with the rebuilding efforts," said Rosemond. "As a Haitian-American, I am extremely proud to be able to donate to the children of Haiti."

Rosemond and Wyclef Jean will also meet with government officials in Haiti to discuss present conditions and methods of improvement.

Haiti is currently one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere, with the majority of its 8 million residents living on less than $1 per day.

Unemployment is close to 80 percent and average life expectancy is less than 50 years.

"As a man of influence within the community, it is my responsibility to increase awareness among the Hip-Hop generation," Rosemond concluded.

Mariah Preps Comeback to Film, Clothing Line.

Mariah Carey, is looking to venture out into the fashion world. The singer has started Glamorized, a new line of fashion accessories which will be available in Claire's Stores across the country.

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Mariah also seems ready to make a re-entrance into Hollywood. The star of the infamous Glitter, which suffered from several negative reviews and low ticket sales, is ready to return to the big screen.

The singer/actress has been cast in Tennessee, a film where she will reportedly play a waitress who has to deal with a tragic illness in her family.

This isn't MC's second film. The star was also on Wise Girls where she acted alongside Mira Sorvino.

Mariah was recently seen on a Barbara Walter's special which aired yesterday. The diva showed off her extensive collection of lingerie, shoes and clothes.

She also opened up about a variety of topics including kids.

"I still don't know if I want to have children. If that's in the cards for me .... it's not if I 'want' to have children. I feel like being a celebrity and having kids is a huge responsibility. I would want to make sure I was fully prepared to handle what would happen to those kids when they have to deal with the baggage of having a famous parent," she said.

Source: Baltimore Sun
oh my

Too bad he wasn't shot by a firing squad

Glitter Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

A Vietnamese court Friday convicted former British glam rocker Gary Glitter of obscene acts with two young Vietnamese girls and sentenced him to three years in prison followed by deportation from Vietnam.

Glitter, 61, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was found guilty during a two-day trial of committing obscene acts with a 10-year-old and 11-year-old at his rented seaside villa in southern Vung Tau last year.

The court announced the verdict following a trial that was held in closed session to protect the girls' privacy.


Michelle Williams now owns a WNBA Team

CHICAGO, February, 28th 2006 – The Chicago Sky, the newest team in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), announced recently that musical artist Michelle Williams is part of its group of minority owners. Williams, of Destiny’s Child, was in Chicago February 27-28 to participate in special events for the Chicago Sky.
Williams, a vocalist, songwriter and performer, is a native and resident of Rockford, IL. In addition to being part of one of the best-selling female groups of all time, she has released several successful solo albums including the recent Do You Know. Also among the group of minority investors is prominent music executive/manager Mathew Knowles, who represents Williams and Destiny’s Child. While in Chicago, Williams made an appearance at a local Boys & Girls Club.

“I’m thrilled to have a stake in the WNBA as it expands into my hometown with the Chicago Sky,” said Williams, who visited the Dr. Martin Luther King Boys and Girls Club on Monday. “It’s great to be part of an organization such as the WNBA that is not only exciting and fun, but fosters a strong sense of empowerment in girls and women. I’m looking forward to being in the front row at Chicago Sky games and cheering them on to many championship seasons.”

The team is owned and operated by Chicago businessman Michael Alter, with a select group of local investors serving as minority owners. The Chicago Sky is the second WNBA team owned and run by an entity outside of the NBA.

The Chicago Sky is the 14th team in the WNBA and is led by General Manager and Head Coach Dave Cowens, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame. The Chicago Sky will open its inaugural season on the road May 20 against the Charlotte Sting and at home May 23 against the defending champion Sacramento Monarchs at the UIC Pavilion.