KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 9/30/2013
Taylor Swift's Autograph Is on a New Coke Can . . . And She's Doing a Movie with Meryl Streep
There's a limited edition Diet Coke can coming out that has TAYLOR SWIFT'S autograph all over it. Plus, there's a message written from her that reads, quote, "If you're lucky enough to be different, don't ever change."
It's called "Sleek Can" because it's longer and slimmer than the usual soda can. It looks similar to the Red Bull canister.
In other Taylor news: The "New York Post" says she's been cast in the movie "The Giver". It stars Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Jeff Bridges and Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites. Yes, the guy she may have hooked up with earlier this month.
It's about a boy who learns about the real world in a Utopian community without war, pain, suffering . . . or choices. There's no word when it will be out.
Kanye West Calls a Photographer a "Mosquito Bully"
KANYE WEST went off on another paparazzi scumbag on Friday. But this time, it was kind of justified . . . because they were pestering him outside his house at four in the morning.
Kanye and KIM KARDASHIAN were leaving for the airport, and photographers were outside his garage waiting. One guy kept trying to talk to Kanye, and Kanye kept telling him to, quote, "Shut the [eff] up!"
He also lunged at one of them, but it doesn't appear he made contact with the guy.
He also called the guy a "bloodsucking mosquito" and a "mosquito bully". (???) He added, quote, "Pick a profession . . . with some kind of respect to it."
The funny thing is, Kanye and Kim were headed to Paris. And when they got there, Kanye was confronted by a photographer, and he was COOL.
He did tell the guy he didn't want to talk, but he added, quote, "I respect you guys out here. It's all good."
Is Lamar Odom Moving To China?
A source tells the site, “Lamar is not going to play in the NBA again but he is still a name and with his celebrity, he has put out feelers to possibly play in China as some other NBA stars have done in the past.
He is basically using [China] as a tool to show that people still want his basketball services. Lamar is delusional and really thinks he will play in the NBA again, and if there are offers on the table, then he believes he will get more, especially in the NBA.”
Female First also claims Lamar is mad at his dad and is no longer going to pay his $2,900 monthly rent.
Katy Perry Says Barbara Walters Once "Shaded" Her for Being Late to an Interview, and That It Was the "Coolest Thing"
KATY PERRY sat down for an interview with BARBARA WALTERS in 2011 . . . two weeks before RUSSELL BRAND filed for divorce. It was for Barbara's annual "10 Most Fascinating People" special.
Well, the interview got off on the wrong foot because Katy was LATE . . . and Barbara was, well, NOT fascinated.
Katy tells "Billboard", quote, "I shouldn't have done the interview, I was playing Madison Square Garden that same night, and I knew that the end of my marriage was coming.
"I'd [told] everyone that I was running late, but Barbara showed up at the original time anyway.
"When I got there, I apologized immediately, but then she said to me, 'You know, I've only ever waited for one other person this long, and you know who that person was? JUDY GARLAND. You know how she turned out, right?'"
You'd think that Katy would've been embarrassed, but she actually thought it was AWESOME. She says, quote, "I was like, 'Oh, snap! Yes, [B-word]!' I think it's the coolest thing that Barbara Walters shaded me."
She adds, quote, "I just couldn't tell her as we were sitting down for a mega-interview, 'Hey, my marriage is falling apart. Give me a break.'"
By the way, Katy sounds like she's ALL IN for her new boyfriend, JOHN MAYER. She says, quote, "He literally is a genius, as is evident from his songwriting . . .
"I always tell him . . . 'Darling, you know I'm going to have to give your mind to science after you've passed, because we're going to have to understand how all these sparks work.'"
Heather Morris from "Glee" Had Her Baby
"Glee" star HEATHER MORRIS gave birth to a baby boy Saturday. This is the first child for Heather and her longtime boyfriend Taylor Hubbell. They named him Elijah.
Heather is only 26, but this could be the beginning of the end of her showbiz career. In 2011 she told "Fitness" magazine, quote, "I want to marry Taylor and have kids with him. I love acting, but if it affects my relationship, then I won't continue."
Jennifer Lawrence Has a Cameo in "Dumb & Dumber To"
JENNIFER LAWRENCE has a cameo in the upcoming "Dumb & Dumber" sequel, "Dumb & Dumber To".
The "Hollywood Reporter" says she'll play a younger version of Fraida Feltcher . . . a woman who's mentioned in the first movie, when JIM CARREY and JEFF DANIELS realize they both had sex with her.
The older version of Fraida will be played by KATHLEEN TURNER.
In related news . . . remember the scene in the original where Jim Carrey sells his dead parakeet to a blind kid? Well, the actor who played that kid is named Brady Bluhm, and he's coming back for the sequel.
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" Won the Weekend Box Office
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" made $35 million and easily took the #1 spot at the box office this weekend. That's a slightly better haul than the original, which opened with $30 million back in 2009.
As for the other new releases, the romantic comedy"Baggage Claim" made $9.3 million in 4th place, while "Don Jon" was right behind with $9 million. And the IMAX concert movie "Metallica Through the Never" had a decent showing in limited release, bringing in $1.7 million in 13th place.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. (NEW) "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2", $35 million.
2. "Prisoners", $11.3 million. Up to $39 million in its 2nd week.
3. "Rush", $10.3 million. Up to $10.6 million in its 2nd week.
4. (NEW) "Baggage Claim", $9.3 million.
5. (NEW) "Don Jon", $9 million.
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