Punk band Blink-182′s drummer Travis Barker has settled a lawsuit that he filed over the plane crash in 2008 that left him with third-degree burns and killed four other people, reports CHARTattack.com.
Barker was a passenger on a chartered Learjet plane on Sept. 19, 2008 when it crashed and burst into flames after overshooting a runway in Columbia, Southern California. The crash left Barker and DJ AM with third-degree burns, and killed the four other people aboard the plane.
Barker sued three major companies in November, 2008. First, Bombardier Inc., which manufactured the Learjet plane that crashed. Second, the charter company Global Exec Aviation. Third, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, which made the plane’s tires. As well, he sued the companies that brokered the chartered flight.
Two stars from the British program I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! have been charged with animal cruelty, reports CBC. The winner of the competition, Italian chef Gino D’Acampo, and actor Stuart Manning are being charged in connection with an incident in which they allegedly cooked a rat while the show was being filmed in Australia.
“The Australian RSPCA are currently investigating an incident that a rat was killed in the camp,” said the show’s producer, ITV, in a statement.
The pair are to appear in court Feb. 3 and could face up to three years in prison.
“The killing of a rat for a performance is not acceptable,” said David O’Shannessy of the New South Wales RSPCA. He said animal welfare officers are required on sets where animals are used, and this procedure was not followed in the rat incident.
Peak Season: Episode Nine
Some say you’ve made it in life when you pay off your mortgage. Others say it’s when you get married, or have children. Well I disagree. The surefire way to tell if you’ve made it is if your life has a censorship warning. How many other people in the world can say, “let’s hang out, but I gotta’ let you know, I may contain coarse language, sexuality and mature subject matter.” This should be Whistler’s new welcome sign.
Lauren: Muhammed Ali’s Ring Partner
In this day and age, it seems as though Facebook is the newest form of foreplay. Why put in the physical effort when a simple semicolon can do the trick? It seems to work for the hilarious Steph Weber and the newly-deserted Matt James. I like Lauren and Steph’s analysis of Matt as a potential prospect. Apparently he’s “cute but he’s Aussie and has a girlfriend.” Hopefully that statement isn’t in order of importance.
After Matt pushes Lauren’s hot buttons by insulting her and Scoot, she decides to abandon her anger management steps and let her fists do the talking. Unfortunately, I’ll admit to being notable distracted by the small dog growing on Matt’s forearm the entire time. After decking Matt with a right hook that would make Chuck Liddell’s knees quiver, Lauren is pulled away from the cursing Aussie. In fact, the whole spectacle is like a twisted version of Jerry Springer, but with better looking people. In fact, I was tempted to jump up and scream for Lauren to use her formidable hoop earrings as a weapon.
Scoot: The Social Butterfly
Scoot always looks so comfy in his oversized parka and hat. If I were to go strictly by clothing, the idea that opposites attract would be completely accurate. Lauren’s hard-edge leather jacket pairs perfectly with Scoot’s soft parka, and that, my friends, is my attempt at a relevant metaphor. These university classes are truly paying off well.
It’s too bad this eternal bliss doesn’t last forever, because Scoot can’t hide in the jacket forever. You know those couples in your group that seem to fight as a form of foreplay? They scream, yell, smoke fiercely and sulk, all the while having no clue what they’re mad about? Scoot and Lauren seem to have the textbook symptoms of being one of those couples. He leaves her in a sullen smoking mess to barhop to the Beagle (bar-hopping in Whistler is literally that, hopping a block away), and we’re left to wonder if this volatile couple will make it.
I don’t think the Hidden Cameras get nearly enough attention. Their music has always impressed me, whether I’m listening to the frantic folk-pop of their earlier releases or the dark droning of their most recent album, Origin:Orphan. I sat down with two of the Hidden Cams to discuss the meaning of music and more. Check out the band at www.myspace.com/thehiddencams
Up in the Air, directed by Montreal’s Jason Reitman, won four awards Friday from the U.S. National Review Board, including one for best film, reports CBC.
The film, which stars George Clooney, opened in a limited number of theatres Friday, with wide release scheduled for Christmas Day.
The U.S. National Review Board’s awards are generally a good prediction for which films will be getting Oscar recognition in March. Recently, No Country for Old Men and Slumdog Millionaire went on to win best picture at the Academy Awards after being named best film by the U.S. National Review Board.
Former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell told Rachael Ray that she “lives to tan,” and “exposure to the sun isn’t dangerous,” reports E! News.
Her statements have upset skin cancer groups like the Ray Festa Melanoma Foundation, who called her comments “ill-informed” and “irresponsible.” They say they hope she does a public service announcement to clear up her message.
Fans of both Adam Lambert and Eminem have weighed in with MTV on the rapper’s controversial anti-gay lyric from the song “Elevator.”
Eminem, whose new album Relapse: Refill will be officially released on December 21st, has once again revealed his controversial opinion of homosexuality…shocking. But this time there were specific targets:
“Sorry, Lance, Mr. Lambert and Aiken ain’t gonna make it/ They get so mad, when I call them both fake/ It’s all these f—ing voices in my head, I can’t take it/ Someone shut that f—ing baby up, before I shake it.”
Doesn’t seem so harsh until you here the fake/it’s combo, and then you understand that Eminem is still as reckless as always.
Candace Cameron Bure just can’t seem to escape the Tanner name.
It’s been almost 20 years since “Full House” first went to air, but Cameron Bure is still connected to the Tanners. Even though she’s now 33 years old with a husband and three kids, and starring on a new ABC Family TV show, the last name that defined her childhood acting career seems to follow her wherever she goes.
“[It’s] kind of ironic,” she said of the fact that her character Summer on ABC’s new show “Make It or Break It” was engaged to a character named Steve Tanner. “I was like, ‘Seriously? Really guys?’ And they were like, ‘What?’ And I waited one, two, three seconds. Then everyone was like, ‘OH!’”
“I will never escape the Tanner name!” she added with a laugh.
If you grew up in the late ’80s or early ’90s, you know Cameron Bure as the teenaged DJ Tanner. “Full House,” one of the most popular family sitcoms on TV at the time, gave Cameron Bure her first dose of stardom and success.
“It was such a huge part of my life,” said the California native, who’s been acting since she was five. “It’s just been an incredible family show. I loved everyone that I worked with and had a great experience. I made friendships that will last forever. I was so happy to have been a part of that show.”
And if Cameron Bure ever manages to slip away from the public eye without DJ recognition, her son is quick to inform them.
Good Morning America anchor Chris Cuomo says he will not be leaving the show after Diane Sawyer leaves, reports Perez Hilton. George Stephanopoulis is expected to replace Sawyer when she becomes the anchor of ABC World News in 2010.
Rumours stated Cuomo was going to NBC’s Dateline.
“That’s 100 percent untrue,” he said.
He is reportedly also in the running for Elizabeth Vargas’ spot as 20/20 co-anchor.
“Chances are good or better that Chris will stay at ABC,” said a source.
Heidi Androl, who was kicked off The Apprentice in season six, was pulled over for going 35 miles per hour on an empty California freeway at 2:45 Monday morning, reports TMZ. She performed poorly on several sobriety tests and was arrested for driving under the influence.