Mark McGrath's Epic '90s Music Cruise Has Been Canceled . . . Thanks to the "Poop Cruise"?
TRAGIC NEWS from the HIGH SEAS: SUGAR RAY singer MARK MCGRATH has confirmed that his epic, '90s music-themed cruise has been canceled.
--The cruise was to set sail this October, and would feature the '90s lineup, including: Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms,Cracker, Spin Doctors, Vertical Horizon, The Verve Pipe, Marcy Playground and of course Sugar Ray . . .
--Plus, there was going to be "special acoustic performances" by Ed Roland of Collective Soul and Ed Kowalczyk of Live.
--But it's been canceled . . . and Mark is blaming this month's infamous POOP CRUISE. (--That's the Carnival cruise ship that was forced to go a week without running water after an engine fire knocked out its power.)
--No official reason for the cancellation has been provided . . . but on Twitter, Mark suggested that the poop cruise killed ticket sales. Especially since his cruise was also on a Carnival ship.
--He told his followers, quote, "I certainly didn't pull the plug . . . my apologies, I'm really bummed as well. That poop cruise did us no favors . . . that fiasco really took us down . . . [it] sunk us, no pun intended!"
--Of course, there IS a possibility that the cruise wasn't selling on its own, and that Mark is just using the poop cruise insanity as an excuse.
Neil Patrick Harris Is Not Calling Off His Wedding
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS is denying a "National Enquirer" report that he called off his wedding because he and partner DAVID BURTKA had a huge fight.
--He Tweeted, quote, "The Nat Enq is cray cray. We've never had a wedding date, just engaged (Prop 8 and all). We're on a cruise as I write. He's rad. All good."
Is Rupert Sanders Going After Kristen Stewart Again?
Now that "Snow White and the Huntsman" director RUPERT SANDERS is single, he's free to take that affair with KRISTEN STEWART all the way. Unfortunately, she doesn't feel the same way.
--RadarOnline.com says Rupert has been texting and emailing Kristen, but she's not responding. A source says, quote, "Rupert's reached out to Kristen, but she doesn't want anything to do with him.
--"In truth, she regrets ever getting involved with Rupert, because of how much it hurt ROBERT PATTINSON and the amount of public backlash she was subjected to."
Simon Cowell Has a "Brilliant" Idea: He Could Bring Katy Perry and John Mayer to "X Factor"
SIMON COWELL has a "brilliant" idea: He could bring KATY PERRY and JOHN MAYER to "X Factor" to replace departing judges BRITNEY SPEARS and L.A. REID. This is just an IDEA at this point . . . and a rumored one at that.
--Of course, Katy and John have reportedly been dating, on and off, for about six months now . . . although it's unclear what their status is right now.
--Word has it Simon is treating this like a package deal . . . and has a $20 MILLION offer on the table for them both to come onboard.
--A so-called "source" says "Simon sees it as a 'brilliant' pairing. Katy is sassy, honest and a huge star, while John's more reserved. Having them as rivals would be genius . . . if they had on-air bust-ups, it'd be un-missable."
Arnold Schwarzenegger Does Have a Girlfriend
The woman ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has been seen out with lately is indeed his girlfriend. We don't know much about her, except that her name is Heather Milligan and they've been dating since the fall.
New Movies This Weekend
#1.) "Jack the Giant Slayer" (PG-13)
This version of "Jack and the Beanstalk" is by "X-Men" director Bryan Singer, and stars the guy who plays Beast in the "X-Men" movies, Nicholas Hoult.
#2.) "The Last Exorcism Part II" (PG-13)
Ashley Bell returns as Nell, who doesn't have any memory of what happened in the first movie, when she was possessed by the demon Abalam.
#3.) "21 and Over" (R)
A comedy from the writers of "The Hangover", about a pre-med student who gets drunk on his 21st birthday and is too smashed to make it to a morning interview without a lot of chaos.
#4.) "Phantom" (R)
Ed Harris plays the captain of a Russian submarine during the Cold War, who's fighting to take back control of his sub after it's seized by a team of rogue KGB agents led by David Duchovny.