Saturday, May 16, 2009
Talk about spot-on casting. I've just learned that Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige and director Kenneth Branagh have chosen their THOR -- and it's Chris Hemsworth, who can currently be seen as "George Kirk" in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot and also just snagged the lead in Red Dawn for United Artists on Thursday. (He's currently filming Joss Whedon's horror flick Cabin In The Woods for UA, and I heard the studio was so hot on him that it cast Hemsworth in the action pic.) The 25-year-old Australian hunk is a virtual unknown here in the United States. But he played "Kim Hyde" on 171 episodes of Home and Away, the successful Oz TV series chronicling the lives and loves of the residents of Summer Bay, a small Aussie coastal town. Hemsworth is repped by partner and co-founder William Ward at ROAR management and agent Ilene Feldman. Marvel Studios has scheduled Thor for a May 20, 2011, release.
Cate is a fantastic choice....
Contact Music: SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS is teaming up with director SIR RIDLEY SCOTT to bring his most infamous villain HANNIBAL LECTER back to the big screen.The actor will reprise his cannibalistic serial killer for the fourth time in a second sequel to the 1991 hit film The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won a Best Actor Oscar. Hopkins also appeared in 2001's Hannibal before starring in the 2002 prequel Red Dragon. And actress Cate Blanchett has been tipped to take over the role of Clarice Starling after Jodie Foster pulled out to direct Claire Danes in the forthcoming Flora Plum. A spokesperson for film-makers Universal says, "Hopkins and Scott are both very committed. We like what we've got, and the revised script is really, really good."
Friday, May 15, 2009
Well how about that.......
In a stunning move, sources say Fox has renewed Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse” for next fall.
The official announcement will not be made until Monday at the network's upfront presentation, but sources confirm a deal has been struck for another 13 episodes. Fox plans to continue the show on Fridays next fall.
The low-rated series was last seen given up for dead by the media in a field somewhere.....
(And if you go tomorrow, tell Deborah I said hi!)
Veterinarians at the University of Missouri say one of their goats has become a surrogate mother to a newborn horse. The horse was abandoned by his birth mom after he was born last week.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Exclusive: Adam Lambert's friend and former boyfriend "Cheeks" turns down Star Magazine's offer for revealing interview!
Today, word came to Geno's World that "Cheeks" was offered a measly $2,000 and promotion for his projects from Star magazine to "tell all" about his relationship with Adam. A source close to "Cheeks" told me "2 Grand? Please! "Cheeks" has turned down offers that have dwarfed that one to talk about Adam. The only way he'd ever open up is to do so in a friendly and safe environment. The price would have to be out of this world and with the understanding that "Cheeks" would never ever say anything disrespectful or mean about Adam" Good for "Cheeks"! It's good to know that someone has integrity out there!
"Cheeks" official myspace page:
EXCLUSIVE: American Idol's Adam Lambert's boyfriend is....."Cheeks", a music star called the boy Madonna!!
I'm a big fan of "Access Hollywood" and its host Nancy O'Dell. Gorgeous and professional, the woman is the complete package. I now like her even more that I have discovered we have something in common. I had a nice little exchange with Nancy on Twitter today:
baby girl woke up early..we're trying to find sesame street
@NancyODell Is it wrong that at my age I still peek at Sesame Street every so often?
@Genosworld i love sesame street, r u kidding!
@NancyODell I feel better now! If someone catches me watching Sesame Street, I'll just say "It's cool, Nancy O'Dell watches too." :)
@Genosworld It's totally cool (-:...nothing cooler than Elmo!
Visit Nancy's official site to purchase her excellent "Full of Life" book and to get the latest on Nancy's projects: http://nancyodell.com/
I love them both...but what an odd pair.
Aside from Simon Cowell, "Hills" star Audrina Patridge is one of Adam Lambert's biggest cheerleaders.
Patridge was singing the "American Idol" contestant's praises on Wednesday night at a party celebrating Maxim's Hot 100 list, on which the reality-TV star came in at #57.
"I actually was at 'American Idol' [on Tuesday night] and went to dinner with Adam after," she said. "And I think he's gonna win!"
Patridge doesn't just think he's going to win because they're besties; she also thinks he has the chops to make it all the way and even find success outside the show. "I love Adam," she said. "I think he's so talented, and he always puts on a good show. He's very talented, and I think he's the next big thing."
Last month, Patridge told MTV News how she struck up her relationship with the "Idol" hopeful. "[We met] through mutual friends a few years ago," she said. "He's the nicest guy! ... Adam Lambert is a close friend of mine and he's one of the most talented and sincere people I know. He definitely has my vote!"
Links! US Weekly calls out In Touch on their fake Brangelina stories. Jennifer Aniston and her adorable little co-star.
Dream Theater performing "Peruvian Skies" live in 1998.
Robin Williams Shows Letterman His Scar VIDEO May 13, 2009 Bitten & Bound
US Weekly runs two pages of In Touch’s phony Brangelina covers Celebitchy
Linda Hogan not invited to Brooke Hogan's birthday party. Celebslam
Jennifer Aniston and her adorable little co-star. Celebrity Smack
Droutzen Kroes nude photos. (NSFW). Fatback Media
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Links! Sean Penn doesn't stop for striking workers. Christine Smith in a bikini may make you pass out. Carrie Prejean on "Deal or no Deal".
Marillion's video for "Hooks in You".
Kate Gosselin talks about her marriage. Bricks and Stones Gossip
Shanna Moakler Steps Down as Miss California USA Pageant Director Bitten & Bound
Sean Penn doesn’t stop for striking workers. Celebitchy
Christine Smith is damn SEXY in a bikini. Celebslam
Carrie Prejean Deal or No Deal [VIDEO] Celebrity Smack
Lindsay Lohan’s House Was Burglarized. Fatback Media
Helen Phillips wins the Biggest Loser. Notorious News
Adam Lambert has stood out as one of the most unique contestants on “American Idol’s” Season 8, so it’s only fitting that a slew of equally unique items related to the star-on-the rise have cropped up on eBay.
From a locket allegedly containing some of Adam’s hair, to a shower curtain featuring Adam’s likeness, the raven-haired singer is all over the popular selling Web portal.
On Tuesday, 662 items related to the member of “Idol’s” final three were available for purchase.
One item currently up for auction is “Catbert,” a ceramic cat made in Adam’s likeness. The seller notes that “Catbert” is wearing a “white suit and white tie, just as Adam did when he sang ‘Feeling Good,’ during Rat Pack week.”
Another item called the “Adam Lambert Necklace,” allegedly features a lock of Adam’s hair, saved for her by someone who cuts the “Idol” hopeful’s hair, the seller claims.
Sellers are also offering more traditional items like mouse pads, purses, hip flasks, money cases, and T-shirts all featuring his image.
Kris Allen, also an “Idol” finalist, has just 53 items devoted to him on eBay including key chains, buttons and original artwork.
And as for Danny Gokey, just 68 items at press time were devoted to the gravelly-voiced singer including a clock, wrist bands and an Italian charm bracelet.
Hugh Jackman and Robert Pattinson to make women faint by appearing in the same film "Unbound Captives".
Actors Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Robert Pattinson have all had their share of buzz this May, with Jackman and Weisz lining up multiple movie deals in the past two weeks, and Pattinson continuing to ride the "Twilight" wave. Now all three are lending their star power to the writing and directorial debut of actress Madeleine Stowe for her period drama, "Unbound Captives."
"Captives" is a tale set in 1865 America and centers on a woman (played by Weisz) whose husband is killed by a Comanche war party and whose two children (one of whom will be played by Pattinson) are kidnapped. She is then rescued by a frontiersman (Jackman).
Ski outlet offers free shipping after getting slammed with complaints about using Natasha Richardson's image to sell ski helmets.
Death should never equate to free shipping.
British equipment dealer Skiwear4Less.com sent a promotional email to all subscribers on March 18 telling them about the tragic death of Natasha Richardson...and advertising ski helmets at a discounted rate.
The warehouse's email has since been slammed and banned by the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority because, according to Brand Republic, "the watchdog felt that reporting the event in such a manner in order to sell ski helmets was likely to cause offence and be conceived as insensitive to recipients."
Indeed, the mass-mailer featured a photograph of the star and offered details of her passing alongside a strong sales pitch.
"The actress fell and hit her head during a supervised ski lesson on a nursery slope. She was not wearing a helmet at the time," the notice said.
Later, it changed its tune completely.
"As a ski retailer and ski enthusiasts, our thoughts go out to the family during this tragic time," it said. "We hope this doesn't discourage future skiers from participating in this exciting and invigorating sport. To encourage the wearing of ski helmets, we have reduced the prices of both kids and adults ski helmets and are offering FREE POSTAGE on all ski helmets."
The winter sport stuff seller claims the notice was a newsletter—not promotional material—and was sent in response to Liam Neeson's wife's passing.
The ASA determined that the intent was to sell helmets and said sensitive events should be handled with more care. They concluded that the email should not be used again.
Reuters: British music band Depeche Mode canceled an Athens concert Tuesday after lead singer David Gahan fell ill and was taken to hospital in the Greek capital, event organizers said.
"We regret today's performance has to be canceled ... David Gahan fell ill in his dressing room," a concert organizer told an audience of about 20,000 waiting for the concert to start.
Depeche Mode is one of the longest-lived bands to have emerged from the early 1980s, with 45 songs in the British singles chart. The band plays post-punk, new wave music and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide.
Gahan has been lead vocalist since the band's start-up in Basildon, Essex in 1980.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Showbiz Spy: Brad Pitt has been making drunken calls to ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, it has been claimed.
The actor, 45, has apparently been opening his heart to Aniston about his miserable relationship with Angelina Jolie.
“She was initially taken aback — especially as he sounded drunk and sorry for himself,” an insider tells Britain’s Now magazine. “He told her he misses her and that he’s sorry for any hurt caused.
“Jen being Jen immediately told him she’d never held a grudge against him and would welcome them being friends again, so long as she doesn’t have to be friends with Angelina. He agreed.
“Before the call, Brad hardly ever spoke to Jen and the relationship was strained. But this phone conversation broke the ice and opened the lines of communication once more.”
Pitt & Aniston married in 2000 and got divorced in 2005.
Melodic Rock: Neal Schon added to his recent blog update with the following comment - cause we know people love to read into things! "Just in case there's any doubt about Arnel being a full band member... He is and has been for some time now. He will be writing the new record with us. Have a great day!"
Video: Miss California Carrie Prejean talks at press conference as even more nude pictures are released.
TMZ has the new nude photos. Carrie explains that it was windy that day and her top flew open....again and again... LOL.
The one detail that you won't hear anywhere else is that I immediately jumped on a plane to offer Lauren mouth to mouth. That's the kind of guy that I am......
Pop singer Lauren “Hildy” Hildebrandt, a former finalist on NBC’s “FAME” with Debbie Allen, was vacationing on Grand Cayman Island last week when tragedy almost struck. The sexy “Boyshorts” songstress was taking some time off from promoting her new album “Not Really a Waitress” and went scuba diving in the open ocean. Four hours after the dive Hildy began to feel oddly faint with a strange tingling sensation in her hands and feet as well. She contacted her diving expert who advised her to go to the emergency room immediately.
Much to Hildy’s surprise, she had to spend over five hours in a decompression chamber, which made her feel dreadfully claustrophobic. Due to the late hour, Hildebrandt was incredibly tired but unable to get any sleep in the eerie cell.
Apparently, the oxygen tanks somehow spurred an excess of nitrogen air bubbles into Hildebrandt’s body due to her being somewhat dehydrated prior to the dive. The incident did not scare off Hildy from diving again though. Says the daredevil performer “I can’t wait for my next scuba trip. I’ll just drink a lot more water prior to diving next time!”
Hildebrandt is now back in Los Angeles recovering just fine and preparing for her “Not Really a Waitress” CD release party and tour kickoff show this June.
The next Susan Boyle is Capretta! The cross dressing hot mess will wow you on "America's Got Talent" this summer!
“Thank you so much - all you fine ass DJs out there playing my track! Big Mama Capretta has got some big love for you! Mmmmwaaahh!”
– Big Mama Capretta
Monday, May 11, 2009
We can only hope.....
IUC just learned from a close source in Lilo’s camp that the out of control actress is seven weeks preggo. “I swear she’s carrying,” the Lilo friend said. “She’s going through big emotional turmoil. She’s not sure if she’ll have it or go through with an abortion that she booked to have in the next few days. Saddest part is she has no idea who the father is. She must have slept with more than two dozen men in the past couple of months.”
Female First: Chris Brown has shot down gossips speculating he leaked naked pictures of Rihanna on the Internet, insisting he had nothing to do with the scandal.
A set of snapshots apparently featuring the Umbrella singer in various states of undress surfaced online on Friday (08May09).
Gossip bloggers speculated Brown was responsible for leaking the photosfollowing the couple's February (09) bust-up that left Rihanna battered and bruised.
But the Kiss Kiss hitmaker is adamant he had nothing to do with the photos coming to light.
A representative for the star tells Essence, "This is both a false and defamatory statement. Chris has not released or 'leaked' any photos of Rihanna (or anyone else for that matter)".
The on/off couple are currently embroiled in a legal case after Brown was accused of felony assault and making criminal threats.
Earlier this week (07May09), lawyers for Brown filed papers at a Los Angeles court asking the city's police department to explain how pictures of an injured Rihanna, taken after the alleged altercation, were leaked on the Internet.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Exposay: Russell Crowe is using a $120,000 gym on the set of his movie to avoid gaining weight. The 45-year-old actor is so desperate to stay svelte while filming "Robin Hood," producers have installed state-of-the-art exercise equipment in his private trailer so he can work out when he is not shooting.
A source told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper: "Russell is a professional. He knew he was cast to play Robin Hood, not Friar Tuck. He knows he has to stay fit."
Russell spends hours each day locked in the converted motor home, lifting weights, boxing, jogging on the treadmill and cycling.
The star has been on a strict diet and exercise regime for months to prepare for the film. He has reportedly lost almost 20lbs.
Crowe stars alongside "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" actress Cate Blanchett, who took the role of Maid Marion after Sienna Miller withdrew. Kate Winslet and Rachel Weisz were also considered for the role.
Filming will continue until August and the movie is due to be released next year.
MissInfo: .....But here’s what I’ve heard (read: know)…..these leaks are definitely not the jealous work of Ryan Leslie, or Chris Brown. And the leaks are not over. These photos are not new. Pre-2009. There may more photos of Rihanna and Chris, photos of Cassie (not alone either) and…. photos of a woman who is no longer on the market but was once the biggest sex symbol in music/film/fashion…and photos of a popular actor-turned-singer who likes to hobnob with Opie….and photos of a new blonde.
Wait…the last time I tried to write in riddles, some folks got mad, lol…so…how’s this: I heard photos of Jennifer Lopez, Jamie Foxx, and Christina Millian may leak too.
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