Saturday, April 25, 2009
"Lost" star Henry Ian Cusick "Desmond" accused of groping a crew member's breasts and butt while moaning.
Brother!!!! What would Penny say?????
Desmond may be Daniel Faraday's constant for time travel, but a Lost crew member claims he was just a constant pain in the butt.
A former ABC Entertainment employee filed a harassment and sexual battery claim against Henry Ian Cusick Friday, claiming the Scottish actor groped her and made inappropriate sounds and gestures around her in October 2007 on the Lost set.
Plaintiff Chelsea Stone alleges that, on or about Oct. 16, Cusick "placed his hand on her buttocks" and then caressed her back "while making moaning sounds." He then put his face in her cleavage and wagged his head back and forth, according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. He then touched her breasts with his hands and kissed her on the mouth, Stone says.
View the lawsuit.
Stone says that ABC and production company Grass Skirt Entertainment, which are also named as defendants, did nothing to keep her away from Cusick after she complained and, over the next several days, the actor and fellow employees became "very hostile" toward her.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Links! Slumdog Millionaire stars ARE a couple. Donny Osmond and Susan Boyle to do a duet. Vanessa Hudgens & Lindsay Lohan to star in a film together.
Journey performing "Chain Reaction" live in 1983. Steve Perry....come back to us!
Slumdog stars ARE a couple. Allie Is Wired
Donny Osmond & Susan Boyle Duet In The Works. Bitten & Bound
Will Ferrell Drinks His Own Urine? Celebrity Smack
Dayana Mendoza is prettier than I am. Celebslam
Vanessa Hudgens And Lindsay Lohan To Star In Film Together. Fatback Media
Sirius/XM Radio host Lino Rulli likes God, women and beer. Lino Rulli
According to Dr. Kent Holtorf, Director of the Holtorf Medical Group in Los Angeles (who does not treat Lohan) the 5’5'' starlet weighs around 95-100lbs with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 16. But in order to be considered "healthy" she should be at least 113-149lbs with a BMI of 18-25.
"There are signs of muscle wastage, clearly her bones are protruding and she looks quite rigid," Holtorf told Tarts. "She looks like skin and bones at this point, Lindsay clearly looks malnourished and unhealthy for her frame."
Hollywood clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, Dr. James E. Walton, agreed that Lohan is "floating at 100 pounds" and is setting a bad example to young girls who look up to the "Mean Girls" actress.
"She seems to have no reserves, a little fat is very good because it gives us a reserve to fight off illness and repair injuries," Walton explained. " It has to be affecting her energy level a bit. It also cushions us against injuries, those low fat levels indicate a possible vitamin and mineral deficiency and can throw off proper hormone balances. She should weigh between 120 and 130 for healthy weight at her height ... Ok, for Hollywood, no lighter than 115 for her height. But that's only for Hollywood and the camera."
A rep for Lohan did not respond for comment.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Interview w/ director Liz Adams. Liz talks about award winning "Side Effect", offering a role to Lindsay Lohan & having Adam Lambert sing for her!
Geno: Hi Liz! I am so excited to finally get the chance to chat with you. Your short film “SIDE EFFECT” is making its way through all of the international film festivals and you are quickly becoming the “darling” of the horror/suspense world. I have to tell you, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time while watching. You have a very twisted mind and I love it! Great job Ms. Adams!
Liz Adams: Thanks, Geno. I made it for you!
Geno: Liz, you are quickly becoming the “director to watch” with the all of the buzz around your film “SIDE EFFECT.” How does it feel to be racking up all of these accolades and awards at international film festivals?
Geno: What’s it like to be “swimming with Hollywood sharks” in such typically male-dominated film genres like horror and suspense?
Liz Adams: Maybe it is a sign that things are changing for the better in Hollywood, but I don’t think I’ve encountered any special problems because of my gender. Of course, I am a minority as a female director and even more so as a female horror director, but it seems both audiences and industry folks are excited to see someone different up there. If I’m the only woman director at a festival, I use my difference to stand out from the crowd. If there are other female filmmakers there, I love to meet up and make new friends.
Liz Adams: Ha. Ha. You want my recipe? Ok, here goes…
The initial inspiration for SIDE EFFECT was some research I did on the side effects of SSRI anti-depressants and other medications that are being given to quite a few young kids these days.
I think many people would be shocked to learn that the pharmaceutical industry has created the term “homicidal ideation” to describe a side effect for some of their products. (Certain drugs have been linked to both homicidal and suicidal impulses in a small percentage of people who had taken the medications.)
Now, as a storyteller, I became fascinated with the idea that a medication could create an unintended side effect that would cause a normally non-violent person to murder a loved one. To me that is “true horror”.
It’s horrifying, but not super fun, right?
So, I looked at the some classic horror, and put a twist on the my main ingredient, “the babysitter in peril.”
Then I threw in a dash of flavor from an old urban legend, and let it all stew.
After the alcohol boiled off, it turned up a question. What if evil didn’t come from an unseen world of demons, but what if evil came in a pill?
So, I threw it all in a skull shaped pie tin and baked it at 350 and out popped SIDE EFFECT.
(That said, I want to be clear that I’m not against anti-depressants, I’m sure they have helped many people when prescribed and used correctly. I’m just a horror filmmaker with an overactive imagination trying to scare guys in black t-shirts.)
Geno: Any standout memories you have about filming “SIDE EFFECT?”
Liz Adams: My main memory is fun. I had two wonderful producers, Nick Ligonis and Krishna Divine and an incredibly talented crew around me. The baby in SIDE EFFECT is my nephew Gage Minne. It was fun having him be a part of it.
Geno: Curious. I am sure there is some animal rights group out there concerned. Did you eat the turkey?
Liz Adams: Ha. Ha! We didn’t kill that turkey. He died and left us everything.
Liz Adams: That is in the works now. The script is done and there has been some interest from producers. I hope to be shooting sometime this year.
Geno: Congratulations! Have you any big celebrity names you are considering for the cast?
Liz Adams: Right now it is being planned as a fairly small production with an up-and-coming teen cast. If things go the way I hope they do, the cast will become stars because they appear in BLOOD LEVEL.
Geno: This week in US Weekly, Lindsay Lohan states that she is seriously looking for work and even offering to insure herself. Any interest in Ms. Lohan for “BLOOD LEVEL?”
Liz Adams: Geno, of course there is interest in Lindsay Lohan, she is such a talented actress. I really loved her performances in GEORGIA RULE and PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION. Please pass her the script next time you see her.
Geno: I see on Myspace and Facebook that you are friends with Adam Lambert from American Idol. He is quickly becoming a bona fide star. Is it hard for you to believe your friend Adam has struck gold and become a household name?Liz Adams: I am just so proud and in awe when I watch Adam on the show. I think he has a great chance to take it all the way! His performance of “If I Can’t Have You” brought tears to my eyes. Some friends and I were just speculating on how many people will dress up as him for Halloween this year and how surreal that will be.
Geno: Adam Lambert is actually one of my favorite contestants ever on American Idol. Any chance you would cast him in “BLOOD LEVEL?”
Liz Adams: Of course, I would love to work with Adam! I think he is going to be on tour for quite a while after Idol ends, so I suspect that wouldn’t have enough time to act in the movie. My dream is that he might consider recording an original song for the end credits.
Geno: Well, Geno’s World wishes Adam all the best! What other projects do you have in the works?
Liz Adams: I’m currently in the process of writing a new script. This one is an erotic-thriller that takes place in the world of high-tech. There is also a female driven comedy script in the works and I’m directing a friend of mine, Mat Lageman in his one-man-show that we hope to put up this summer in a local theater here in Los Angeles.
Geno: Can’t wait for “BLOOD LEVEL!” Thanks so much for chatting with Geno’s World today. We expect great things from you Ms. Adams! Please come back and chat with us soon!
Liz Adams: It was so fun, Geno, thank you for the opportunity.
About Liz Adams
After more than twelve years as a successful entrepreneur, providing sales and marketing services to the computing resources and nanotechnology industries, Adams negotiated the sale of her business in order to follow her dreams into the world of motion picture production. She completed film school at Los Angeles City College in 2006 and has written and directed several short films for festival exhibition. Adam’s latest project “Side Effect” is a short horror film made during her participation in the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women. After serving as Vice President of Development at Independent Filmmakers Alliance in Los Angeles, Adams is currently preparing “Side Effect” for festival exhibition as well as continuing to develop the feature length version of “Side Effect” called “Blood Level.”
Despite his obviously close relationship with his wife, whispers have persisted since he played Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz that Jackman himself might be gay.
“I’d be happy to go and deny it, because I’m not. But by denying it, I’m saying there is something shameful about it, and there isn’t anything shameful."
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Extra: "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi has revealed her painful secret about an eating disorder and her course of treatment.
The award-winning songwriter details her disease, saying, "I had kind of a binge eating disorder where instead of dealing with my emotions, I would stuff them down with food. I never threw up or starved myself."
She continues, "It was an eating disorder. I actually went into a treatment center for it." DioGuardi explains the root of her problem, "It was definitely that excess eating to kind of just stuff all the emotions down and the emotions were that I really was a creative kid who didn't know she was creative and didn't have those outlets because I was always afraid to join the theater group and not perform."
After nearly thirty years in the business, Depeche Mode show no signs of slowing down and release their twelfth album 'Sounds of the Universe.' Martin Gore opens up about songwriting and starting their upcoming tour in Israel
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Paula Abdul says Kara DioGuardi (or anybody else) will not be able to replace her on "American Idol".
Although Paula Abdul's contract is up at the end of this season of "American Idol," the show's original female voice doesn't think that anybody — new judge Kara DioGuardi included — can replace her.
"I don't think anyone [can]," Abdul told ABC News' "Nightline" in an interview that airs Thursday. "First of all, Kara says, 'I could never replace you.' "
DioGuardi might not have her sights set on Abdul's seat, but Paula said she didn't have much say in what she thought about the addition of a fourth judge. "I just got out of the hospital this past August. I had three days to pack and go on the road [for 'Idol' auditions]. I found out on the way to the airport," she said.
She said Randy Jackson "found out hours before me" and "I was surprised, because Simon has always been against the fourth. We've had guest judges come in before, and he banned that from happening anymore."
Abdul did say that she doesn't always see "Idol" in her future. "Whenever there is change, it's not about replacing anybody, it's about possibly moving on," she said, adding, "I love the show, I do. I love what I do on the show, and I'm loving it more this season than ever. It's taken me awhile to get comfortable in my own skin with the show
Monday, April 20, 2009
Now the jokes about Lindsay turning to Porn may not be so far off. How long until she's starring in adult films?....
Lindsay Lohan in Talks to Star in a Topless Las Vegas Strip Show
Word on the street for quite some time has been that newly-single Lindsay Lohan is strapped for cash and unemployed, but it looks as though the 22-year-old may have finally found her forte: starring in a topless show in Sin City.
Lohan flew from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on Saturday on the private plane of the producer of Mel B. and Kelly Monaco's "Peepshow" to attend the grand opening of the sexy striptease production, but made the trip more importantly because she had a meeting scheduled with director and Broadway big-wig, Jerry Mitchell.
"People forget that she (Lohan) is a "triple threat" — she can act and sing and dance," said our source. "She feels that this would really revitalize her career and give her some serious theater cred."
The "Mean Girl" was even overheard gushing to Mel B. as they headed to the after-party at Planet Hollywood’s Prive nightclub about how much she loved the provocative production and how much she trusts Mitchell to direct her in an on-stage striptease.
"If they make me an offer, and the money’s right, I’ll do it," Lohan reportedly said.
We’re told the producers are very interested and would be "more than happy" to take the risk of having the "reformed rehabber" come on-board, but apparently it’s a toss between Lohan, Holly Madison and Brooke Burke for the racy role. So if Lohan does get the adults-only gig, she’ll play "Bo Peep," a timid girl who the Diva (played by Mel B.) guides in her transformation into a confident, sensual woman while surrounded by a slew of semi-naked burlesque beauties.
We've also been told that the former "Scary Spice" and Lohan have become pretty close and that Brown is pushing for Lilo to snag the job. The two ladies stayed at the afterparty chatting until 3 a.m. and so much for sobreity — Linds made no attempt to hide that she was drinking vodka and soda with a splash of cranberry.
No tights? Crowe is too tough for tights......
Robin Hood, say hello to Gladiator.
The story of the bandit who steals from the rich and gives to the poor gets a makeover in Robin Hood, which reunites Gladiator star Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott.
Sporting a Caesar haircut and slimmed-down physique, Crowe shed the weight he gained for his portly characters in State of Play and Body of Lies. He also updated the bandit's wardrobe.
"He doesn't have the old Robin Hood tights," says producer Brian Grazer. "He's got armor. He's very medieval. He looks, if anything, more like he did in Gladiator than anything we're used to seeing with Robin Hood."
And though it won't be easy replicating the box office or Oscar success of the 2000 film —Gladiator raked in $458 million worldwide and won five Academy Awards, including best picture — Grazer says Robin Hood's story was ripe for revisiting.
"Oddly, it's a metaphor for today," Grazer says. "He's trying to create equality in a world where there are a lot of injustices. He's a crusader for the people, trying to reclaim some of the ill-gotten gains of the wealthy. That's a universal theme."
Not that the film will linger on the contemporary. "We just shot a scene where Maid Marion fires a flaming bow and arrow into the night sky. It's just a cool story."
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Donna D'Errico asks fans to stop posting old Playboy pictures of her on Facebook to protect her children.
Kindly do not tag or post old Playboy photos of me on here. That was another lifetime ago and I wish those photos were not still around. Kindly have respect for me and my kids.
By not working out.
Rinna, 45, tells Usmagazine.com that photographer Deborah Anderson gave her the specific order.
"She knows that I'm a workout fiend and she said, 'Lisa, I don't want you to work out, and I don't want you to starve yourself before the shoot, because I know you will,'" Rinna tells Us.
When she agreed to bare all, Rinna says she thought, "'OK, I've really got to limit my food intake and be really good. I've got to workout everyday, twice a day, like crazy.'"
But Anderson told her she didn't want her "muscular, hard, sinewy." She needed to look "soft and beautiful," Rinna recalls.
Says the star, "At first I was like, 'Oh, forget it!' But then I listened to her and said, 'You know what? I've got to trust her. She's an amazing photographer.'"
It wasn't easy.
"I had to really remind myself every time, and go, 'It's OK to eat!'" Rinna tells Us. "She would email me constantly, 'Are you starving yourself?' and I would email back, 'No.'"
Rinna tells Us she stopped working out "for three weeks, which is unheard of for me because I'm a fiend."
In the end, Rinna says, "I felt great -- and I looked great! I'm really pleased with how my body looked in Playboy."