Saturday, June 06, 2009
E!: Land of the Lost debuted with an estimated $7 million Friday, prompting the box-office-tracking Exhibitor Relations to pronounce the $100 million Will Ferrell extravaganza "the first bomb of summer."
The new guy comedy The Hangover and the Pixar holdover Up stayed well clear of the wreckage, with each angling for a big $45 million weekend, Exhibitor Relations said. The Hangover was Friday's No. 1 movie, grossing an estimated $16.5 million.
A Ferrell-esque $30 million opening had been expected of Land of the Lost, the redo of the dinosaur-driven 1970s kids' series.
Friday, June 05, 2009
A police officer in Scottsdale, Arizona, needed to be rescued himself after he jumped into a canal to come to the aid of a dog that was having a hard time getting out itself.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
US: Jennifer Love Hewitt -- who split from fiance Ross McCall late last year -- says she wants to be engaged again by this time next year.
On Monday, the actress and her boyfriend, Ghost Whisperer costar Jamie Kennedy, popped by 104.7 FM's Johnjay and Rich Show in Arizona to deny engagement rumors.
"A rumor has come out that Jamie and I supposedly got engaged," she said after the two were spotted at a Las Vegas jewelry shop buying a small ring.
When her boyfriend heard the engagement reports, "the poor guy was on fire," she went on. "He was like, 'No, no, no. That's not true!'"
Added the actress, "I was like, 'God, would that be the worst thing in the world?! Excuse me, but just for a second, there's a line of people who would probably be OK with that [rumor].'"
Kennedy said he didn't mean to upset his girlfriend.
"The thing is, people asked me, 'Are you engaged?' And I just said, 'No, not that the moment, I'd be a very lucky man,'" he said. "And she got mad at me!"
Kennedy then asked Hewitt for a proposal timeline.
Replied Hewitt, "A timeline? By this time next year, if we're not planning something, then there's a situation."
@Alyssa_Milano @Genosworld you're my favorite! I read all your tweets.
I've been tweeting Alyssa for a while now joking that I'm in line waiting for her appearance in "Ghostbusters 3". Instead of calling the cops or reporting me, Alyssa is proving to be a cool celebrity who.....likes me? She likes me! She really likes me!.....It's o.k., Alyssa no need for a restraining order. :)
Monday, June 01, 2009
HitFlix: Speaking during an interview with HitFix today for "The Proposal," Reynolds shed more light on (The Deadpool movie) saying, "Well, I'm intimately involved with it. We're just trying to break a story right now and figure out who the villain is going to be and all that stuff. But, it's going to be just like the comic books. I'm gonna have a messed up face and you may see some flashbacks of Wade earlier in his life, but primarily what you see is what you get in the comics and that's the goal. And there is no better place to draw material from then the comics which are incredible."
Classic case of do what I say, not as I do....
Radar: In what is being described as a "crazed rant," Mel Gibson, fed up with gossip among the congregation about his personal affairs, chastised his fellow churchgoers during Sunday services at his Holy Family Chapel in Agoura Hills, California on Sunday, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
“Mel’s completely lost it,” a source told RadarOnline.com. "[His] holier than thou world is falling apart around him -- all these years he’s been preaching the good holy word, and now that the wizard’s curtain has been pulled back, we find that Mel hasn’t been practicing what he preaches.”
In front of two priests and a visiting bishop, Gibson made a huge scene when he "paced back and forth, furiously telling the congregation that he would not stand by and be judged and scrutinized," a source told RadarOnline.com.
“Mel got up on his stage -- the altar -- and went off. He tried to intimidate the parishioners by staring at everyone with his angry eyes. Mel even threatened to shut down the church if people kept gossiping about him. The bottom line is that if Mel hadn’t cheated on his wife and gotten his Russian girlfriend pregnant, there wouldn’t be much to gossip about – he created this mess, and now he’s trying to control it."
The Passion director, who has made headlines for his alleged affairs and pending divorce to longtime wife Robyn -- as well as his recent announcement of an eighth child on the way with new his girlfriend, Russian beauty Oksana Grigorieva.
"He’s definitely feeling the heat for it," a source told RadarOnline.com.
When all is said and done, it's fantastic PR for the show.....
Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag may or may not believe they are celebrities, but they definitely want out.
The duo tried to quit NBC's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! the very first day they arrived in Costa Rica to shoot the "C-Listers in distress" reality show, which premieres Monday.
"They wanted to be treated like stars," a high-level source on the series tells E! News' Ryan Seacrest. "[Spencer] literally thought he and Heidi were staying in a Four Seasons, working out and getting a tan."
The two refused to eat the same food as the rest of the cast, and complained about being teamed with low-wattage stars, among them former model/reality show queen Janice Dickinson, actors Stephen Baldwin and Lou Diamond Phillips, former NBA star John Salley and American Idol castoff Sanjaya Malakar. An NBC exec had to coax the newlyweds to remain on board.
"I wish they got some real celebrities like K-Fed," groused Montag, per the network insider.
We can just imagine the producers are thinking the same thing.