After consecutive badass roles as a bomb specialist in Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, followed by a cold-blooded Boston thug with a short temper in Ben Affleck’s The Town (both of which garnered Oscar nominations), Jeremy Renner has been chosen to carry on the Bourne franchise.
Perez Hilton is reporting that while Renner will replace Matt Damon as the face of the film, he will not be playing the same character, Jason Bourne. Shockingly however, Renner’s character will also “work for a covert government program.” Originality was never the franchise’s strong suit.
Renner has come a long way from his days as Dagostino in National Lampoons Senior Trip, but there is no denying his profound acting ability. Looks like the franchise is in good hands.
Now an investigation is underway among DC Police as to who authorized the police vehicles that escorted Sheen from the airport to his show with lights and sirens blaring, travelling 80 mph.
Sheen posted a picture of the speedometer (80 mph) in the car on his Twitter account and the flashing lights of a squad car can be seen up ahead. The post read “In car with Police escort in front and rear! driving like someone’s about to deliver a baby! Cop car lights.”
Pretty bizarre story…Charlie Sheen gets a police escort to a show and now police are investigating who allowed this escort? It would seem this could all be traced back pretty easily.
Winning? Yeah, sure. Winning.
Perez Hilton is reporting that Brown’s latest show is struggling so mightily to sell tickets in Australia, promoters have had to resort to things like 3-for-1 offers and virtual give-aways for his show at the Burswood Dome and several others.
Chris Brown’s people however refuse to move the shows to smaller venues. And after all, concert organizer Daniel Prichard claims ticket sales have tripled since Brown lost his cool on Good Morning America and trashed a dressing room.
Chris is scheduled to trash two more dressing rooms and punch Rihanna in the boob before heading to Aussie in an attempt to completely sell-out his shows.
NBC’s Today has been the number one morning newscast in the United States for over 15 years and has apparently brought NBC floods of revenue. Now, Matt Lauer, one of the shows most recognizable anchors, wants his piece of the peacock.
TMZ is reporting that Lauer is asking for $25 million a year. He currently squeaks by with $17 million a year, thus Lauer feels an $8 million raise is in order.
Reports have surfaced that Lauer is looking to leave The Today Show to perhaps man his own talk-show, however reps are insisting Lauer’s moves are simply a well-timed negotiation for more money, as co-host Meredith Viera has announced she will be leaving in September and the show could not afford to lose both.
Lauer is one of the best in the business. I understand he’s asking for a lot of money, but in relative terms, he deserves it. He handles all controversy like a composed professional (like when Tom Cruise called him “glib” on-air) and never shies away from important questions.
I doubt I am the only one who thinks NBC should, in the words of Deion Sanders, “pay da man!”
The film is already featuring huge names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, and is also set to be shot in 3D (because nothing says 3D like early 20th century American literature).
Oh yah, and now Ben Affleck is getting in on the fun also.
Apparently Affleck, who now directs (Gone Baby Gone, The Town), is busy helming his 3rd directorial project, Argo. However if he can coordinate his schedule, the actor would play Tom Buchanan, the materialistic husband of Carey Mulligan’s Daisy.
Luhrmann must not have too much in store for the character of Buchanan, as Affleck’s acting has been parodied for being extremely one-dimensional and bland. (His directing ability is another story entirely.)
In the words of Bobb’e J. Thompson in Role Models, “You white? You Ben Affleck.”
After weeks of messy negotiations for spinoffs, money, merchandizing rights, money, tanning oil, money, spinoffs, dumbbells, money and tanning oil, the J-Shore cast apparently got what they wanted, as MTV has confirmed that Snooki, J-Woww, Deena, Sammi, Ronnie, Vinny, Pauly and of course The Situation will all be onboard for the show’s 4th season to be filmed in Italy this summer.
Perez Hilton is reporting Chris Linn, MTV’s EVP of programming and head of production, confirmed the news this morning and insisted that despite reports to the contrary, the show is “on schedule” to start filming in Italy soon as producers are working on finalizing the housing accommodations for the cast.
Get ready to beat that beat all summer!!! (If you don’t know what that means, consider yourself lucky.)
Finally fans of one of the greatest, most original shows on television, Mad Men, have an answer as to whether Don Draper will be back sipping scotch and neglecting second-hand smoke precautions. And the answer is YES.
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has reportedly accepted a $30 million offer to continue with the cult hit for another 3 seasons, and had the following to say:
“These will be the last 3 seasons of the period drama. I’m going to take it one year at a time without the distraction to ever have to go through this again. I’m incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and overwhelmed that I get to finish telling the stories I want to tell.”
It sounds like Weiner must have an idea of where he wants the story arc of the show to go, especially if he knows it will conclude in 3 seasons. If Don Draper dies however, something tells me it won’t be from esophageal cancer.
Savour these next 3 seasons!
Britney Spears is reportedly in talks with the booty from the bayou, Nicki Minaj, about Nicki replacing Enrique Iglesias on Spears’ upcoming tour. I never thought I would type this, but girls all over the world were devastated when Enrique pulled out.
Sexual innuendo aside, Perez Hilton is reporting the talks are moving quickly with Minaj, and the two ladies will apparently have a deal worked out within the next couple days.
I personally feel this is a great move for Brit, adding a hip-hop appeal to her show. Not to mention, she now has street cred through the roof. Who needs Enrique?
“Rolling Papers.” technically the third album from the kid “gettin his stoner on”, features much of the same atmospheric beats and synth-like tones of Deal or No Deal, however “Black and Yellow”, “Get Your Sh!t”, and “No Sleep” will keep pop-purists smitten.
Somewhat of a double-edged sword for Wiz: While the leak is sure to diminish opening-week sales, the hype for the album has been exponentially increased as of late, as it has come out to generally rave reviews. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear Rolling Papers in smoke-filled rooms all across the globe this spring. (Not that I’ll be in those rooms…)
Read a full review at HipHopDx.
I’m going to throw out a general rule: If you believe that you have date with a massive celebrity at 4 a.m., and you have never in your life met the person, and you also feel the proper way to pick the person up for this date is by breaking into their backyard, you MIGHT be a stalker!
And in Miley Cyrus’s case, that’s exactly what it was! Perez Hilton is reporting that 26-year-old Musa Danasabe Ibrahaim, was arrested on Miley’s neighbour’s lawn yesterday for trespassing. The man has been suspected of stalking Cyrus for quite some time now. Too bad he got the wrong house.
Police released the following statement:
“Ibrahaim was trying to make entry into Miley Cyrus’ house, but he got the houses mixed up. When we arrived on scene, we found him in her neighbor’s yard. He was arrested for trespassing.”
Ibrahaim then claimed he had a “date” with Miley. It was 4 a.m.; unless he had a bong in his hoodie, Miley would NOT have been interested.
Liz was always known to make a grand entrance, and in poetic fashion, after the legendary actress passed away earlier this week, she made a grand exit.
According to Perez Hilton, Liz specifically and hilariously requested her funeral procession begin about 15 minutes after people arrive, so the actress could essentially be fashionably late to even her own funeral. Lindsay Lohan was reportedly 16 minutes late. (KIDDING).
Taylor died of heart complications on Wednesday at the age of 79, but her playful sense of humour and undeniable charisma will always have a place in the sun.
TMZ is reporting that “the deal is for Charlie to perform on 21 dates. He’ll get 85% of the profits, with Live Nation getting the remaining 15%. Charlie’s cut is projected to average between $250,000 – $275,000 for each show.”
Sheen will also make a percentage of profits from after-party appearances and merchandising vendors, of which apparently 200,000 items have already been shipped.
All in all, it adds up to about $7 million A MONTH for Sheen, for as long as he continues to perform the one hour and fifteen minute “comedy” routine.
“Winning” t-shirts, anyone?
The lamest TV dad in the world (sorry Danny Tanner), Billy Ray Cyrus, has decided that he and Miley’s mother, Tish, should try and work things out.
Billy Ray appeared on The View this morning and told the clucking hen club about how the past few weeks have really changed his view on things, especially his relationship with his wife Tish. Somewhat surprising considering “the past few weeks” when he went on a public rant about how the Hannah Montana show ruined his life, his marriage and his family.
Nevertheless, Billy said the following on the show this morning:
“I’ve dropped the divorce. I want to put my family back together … Things are the best they’ve ever been. I feel like I got my Miley back in a way. I feel like we are the daddy and daughter that we were before Hannah Montana happened.”
Really, Billy? And you decided to announce this on a show that airs at noon? For the housewife demographic?
I give him two years before he’s sitting beside Snooki on Celebrity Rehab. Just sayin.
In a story that has eccentric hollywood directors written all over it, Perez Hilton is reporting that Quentin Tarantino, writer and director of Pulp Fiction, Jackie Browne, Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds and others, is suing his neighbour Alan Ball, writer of American Beauty and creator of the show True Blood, because Ball apparently owns ”a ton of exotic birds that constantly emit ‘blood-curdling screams’ and it’s affecting Tarantino’s creative process.”
Amazing. Just amazing.
First of all, why? Why on earth would you own a ton of birds in the first place unless you’re a magician? Second, if you are a fan of the ornithological arts, why invest in a species that emit a “blood-curdling scream”? Why not just move in with your mother-in-law? Hehe.
And lastly, my most glaring question, is how did Tarantino NOT turn this into some amazing creative energy and write a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, but where the birds talk in a hip and irreverent manner and know the value of a good foot massage!? I’d see that movie over and over again.
Maybe that script is still coming, but for now, Tarantino will be in court dealing with Alan Ball’s angry birds. Just normal people doing normal things.
Amidst the tireless rants of the infamous Charlie Sheen, amidst the bi-winning, the tiger blood, the trolls, the cooking shows, the goddesses, the 7-gram rocks, the 6-pack abs, the one-speed, the melting of faces and the explosive devices, Charlie Sheen actually said something that might not have been as nonsensical as the rest.
When Sheen was asked on 20/20 if he planned on suing Two and a Half Men‘s creator Chuck Lorre and CBS, he replied “Wouldn’t you? I don’t have a job!”
Now, his lawsuit appears to be more legitimate than anything else he’s said in the past week, as Chuck Lorre has decided to “lawyer up” as well. As Perez Hilton put it, while Lorre’s lawyer, Howard Weitzman, is denying the suit’s legitimacy, the simple fact Lorre decided to hire a lawyer suggests this is perhaps not as cut and dry as initially perceived.
Weitzman released the following statement:
“The allegations in the complaint against Mr. Lorre are as recklessly false and unwarranted as Mr. Sheen’s rantings in the media. The accusations are simply imaginary. This lawsuit is about a fantasy ‘lottery’ pay-day for Charlie Sheen. Chuck Lorre’s concern has been and continues to be about Mr. Sheen’s health.
Sounds sketchy. I really think Dana White’s idea is the best option for both parties at this point.
She was cast in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan and was told she’d have to undergo intensive ballet training as well as a strict diet and exercise plan to shed approximately 20 pounds from her already tiny frame.
Then, while shooting the film, she fell in love with one of her choreographers, Benjamin Millepied.
Then, Benjamin impregnated her.
Then, she was nominated for Best Actress at this year’s Oscars.
Then she showed up at the awards show with a bun in the oven. Then she won the award for Best Actress and gave her speech with said bun in said oven. (It looked cozy).
Then, Chief Designer at Christian Dior (for whom Natalie is a spokeswoman), John Galliano, went on a ridiculous anti-semitic rant forcing Natalie to drop all ties with the company.
Now, Mike Huckabee is dumping on Portman for having a baby out of wedlock. Great. Just when she thought it was time to grab her housecoat, put her feet up on her pillows and break out the Ben N Jerry’s “We Are Waffling”, Huckabee has to screw things up.
Huckabee, now a host on Fox News, went on a radio show Monday and said, “One of the most troubling things is that people see a Natalie Portman or some other Hollywood starlet that boasts of, hey look, we’re having children, we’re not married, but we’re having children and they’re doing just fine.”
Huckabee, a staunch republican who is likely gearing up for a run at the White House next election, then added the following:
“There aren’t really a lot of single moms out there that are making millions of dollars each year by being in a movie. I think it gives a distorted image that not everybody hires nannies and caretakers and nurses. Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and would not get healthcare.”
Portman and Millepied are engaged but do not plan on marrying before their baby is born.
Honestly though, Mike. Did you even see Black Swan? Something tells me that if Natalie’s ok with tearing off Mila Kunis’s panties with her mouth, she won’t let a little Huckabee honey get to her.
Actually, it was 20 years ago TO THE DAY! So how did the cops decide to celebrate this anniversary? By pulling King over again of course!
TMZ is reporting that police in Arcadia, CA received a complaint about a man driving recklessly in a green Mitsubishi Tuesday afternoon. When authorities caught up with the vehicle, Rodney King was identified as the driver.
“King was pulled over when cops witnessed the car making an unsafe lane change — and when they approached the vehicle, King admitted he had been driving with an expired license. ”
King was cited for the expired license and called a friend to drive him home.
NOTHING TO SEE HERE FOLKS.
Perez Hilton is reporting that legendary hook-man Akon is suing his former management, American Talent Agency, for “taking money from promoters [and] forging documentation to confirm unauthorized shows.”
Mr. Lonely fired ATA back in September of last year for “failure to pay earned performance fees and booking unapproved appearances and performances,” yet Akon claims they still receive exploitations from his revenue.
At this time, ATA has been instructed to “immediately stop providing any further booking services on Akon’s behalf or exploiting Akon’s name, picture or likeness for commercial purposes.”
ATA also owes Akon $750,000+ in “performance fees for live shows Akon already performed.”
The strangest, saddest most pathetic tidbit from this story is probably how the agency continues to “falsely advertise itself as Akon’s booking agent on the ATA website.”
When Akon sang “I wanna f**k you”, I don’t think this is what they meant by getting f**ked.
Because that’s exactly what Miss Spears is planning to do. According to Perez Hilton, Britney will tape her performance two days before the show is set to air, on March 27, at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco.
A source close to Spears says, “We are pre-taping because we would have had to perform at 4 in the morning from San Francisco to be live on the east coast, and it would be pitch dark at that time. We were dying to perform Till The World Ends in darkness. GMA didn’t allow us.”
So there’s that reason, but something tells me the opportunity to do several takes is at play here.
Regardless, I know who I’ll be waking up with on March 29th.
Rose McGowan, the star of Charmed, and the seductive actress who was also featured in some of the late 90′s and early 2000′s most generational films (Scream, Jawbreaker), has filed a restraining order against an over-eager fan.
Perez Hilton is reporting the fan has tried to contact McGowan on several occasions and has even resorted to threatening the actress:
“The former “Charmed” star obtained an order preventing Louis S. Santo III of Derby, Conn., from contacting her or her agents. In a court filing McGowan states Santo has claimed to love her and threatened violence if he didn’t speak with her.”
In a hilarious response, “Santo says he wrote a script for McGowan but that her claims don’t make any sense to him. He says he doesn’t know if he’ll try to fight the order.”
Oh, he wrote a script. Well that makes it all ok then.
McGowan used to be married to Marylin Manson, so, at least she’s used to dealing with weirdos?