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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 7/29/2014

"Fifty Shades of Grey" is the Most-Watched Trailer of the Year So Far
I didn't realize we kept track of best trailers of the year but apparently we do and "Fifty Shades of Grey" had the best opening week of any trailer so far this year . . . and its first week isn't even over yet.
According to a tracking firm called Zefr, it's racked up 36.4 million YouTube views since it was released last Thursday. (Including about 12.5 million views on the official site alone.)
The previous high for the year was"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" with 31 million views. "Godzilla" and "Transformers: Age of Extinction" each had 26.3 million, and "Dumb & Dumber Too" had 23.5 million views.
Freddie Prinze Jr. Says Kiefer Sutherland Was Such a Jerk on "24" That He Wanted to Quit Acting
FREDDIE PRINZE JR. hasn't done much acting recently, and apparently that's KIEFER SUTHERLAND'S fault.
Freddie had a major supporting role on "24" back in 2010 . . . and in a new interview, he says Kiefer was such a jerk that he didn't want to act anymore. He says, quote, "It was terrible. I hated every moment of it.
"Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash. I'd say it to his face. Everybody that's worked with him has said that. I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I sort of just stopped."
He doesn't elaborate on what Kiefer did, but he did say he was forced to take his shoes off to do scenes with Kiefer . . . because he was so much taller than him. He adds, quote, "Just put the guy on [a box] or don't hire me next time.
"You know I'm 6 feet and he's 5'4." For what it's worth, the Internet says Kiefer is five-foot-nine, and Freddie is 6'1.
So-called "sources connected to Freddie" claim Kiefer's drinking problem contributed to him pulling a total Lindsay Lohan on the set . . . you know, being a diva, making people wait for him, stirring up drama, and so on.
Kiefer hasn't responded . . . but his rep says, quote, "This is the first [Kiefer] has heard of Freddie's grievances. Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best."
Interestingly enough, that feeling WAS MUTUAL, at the time. In an old interview from 2010, Freddie said Kiefer helped him out a lot . . . and that he, quote, "really enjoyed working with him," and that it was "really rewarding."
"Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman Was Confronted by the Guy She Didn't Pick . . . For Having Sex With Him
The "Bachelorette" finale went down last night, with ANDI DORFMAN accepting a "proposal" from former baseball player JOSH MURRAY. If they're anything like most of the couples from this show, they'll pretend to like each other for at least a few more weeks, before breaking up for good.
But that's by far not the most interesting thing that happened. The big news comes from the live "After the Final Rose" special, in which the guy Andi DIDN'T pick, NICK VIALL, confronted her for SLEEPING WITH HIM during the show.
Viall was obviously still feeling the BITTER STING OF REJECTION.
But Andi told him he would find love again, and that he deserved someone who would reciprocate his feelings 100%. She also told him that she was never in love with him.
That's when he lowered the boom. He said, quote, "If you weren't in love with me, I'm just not sure why, like, why you made love with me."
It was a totally uncomfortable moment, and Andi was NOT happy that he brought it up. She called it, quote, "kinda below the belt," adding that was something that should have remained PRIVATE.
She added that everything that went on between them was real for her, but his take on the events might have been different.
"Game of Thrones" Author George R.R. Martin Is Obsessed with Boobs, Not Wieners
When "South Park" took on "Game of Thrones" and its author GEORGE R.R. MARTIN last year, they joked that George was rather obsessed with the MALE GENITALIA.
Well, the issue came up at Comic-Con, and George made it pretty clear how he feels. He said, quote, "I've been told that my character on 'South Park' is obsessed about weenies.
"I have to deny this as a scurrilous rumor. I have nothing against weenies. Weenies are fine, but I am not obsessed with weenies. I am definitely on the boobies side of the equation . . . boobies, not weenies."
George added that he hasn't actually SEEN the episodes. He said he has them recorded, and he does love "South Park", but he's worried that watching them rip into him might be too much for his, quote, "sensitive soul."
Kendall Jenner Thinks It Was Harder to Become a Model Because of Her Name
Whenever someone uses their name to get ahead, the first thing they do is pretend their name actually made it HARDER for them to get ahead. Not surprisingly, KENDALL JENNER would like you to think her family connections were a DISADVANTAGE to her becoming a model.
She tells "Love" magazine, quote, "People think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn't.
"What I have has almost worked against me. I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn't take me seriously as a model. Because of the TV show. I went on castings and some people weren't feeling me because of my name."
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 7/28/2014

Scarlett Johansson Beat The Rock at the Box Office
SCARLETT JOHANSSON beat THE ROCK at the box office this weekend, by a pretty wide margin. "Lucy" brought in a better-than-expected $44 million, compared to just $29 million for "Hercules".
It's even more impressive when you consider the budget for the two movies: "Lucy" cost an estimated $40 million to make, which means it's already made back its entire budget . . . while "Hercules" cost $100 million, so it hasn't even made a third of that yet.
As for the other movies opening this weekend, the MICHAEL DOUGLAS movie "And So It Goes" made just over $4.5 million in 8th place . . . and PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN'S "A Most Wanted Man" made $2.7 million at #10.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. NEW: "Lucy", $44 million.
2. NEW: "Hercules", $29 million.
3. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", $16.4 million. $172 million in its 3rd week.
4. "The Purge: Anarchy", $9.9 million. Up to $51.3 million in its 2nd week.
5. "Planes: Fire & Rescue", $9.3 million. Up to $35.1 million in its 2nd week.
Aretha Franklin Was Scolded for Sitting Down to Eat at a Johnny Rockets, Because She'd Ordered Her Food as "Takeout"?
Last week, ARETHA FRANKLIN hit up a Johnny Rockets in the Niagara Falls area after a gig. And she almost engaged in FISTICUFFS with one of the employees. Here's what happened:
Aretha ordered a meal TO GO . . . but apparently, she was too hungry to wait, and once she got her food, she sat down at one of the tables inside to eat it.
A server SCOLDED Aretha for doing that, telling her she wasn't allowed to eat takeout inside. Aretha says the worker was, quote, "very rude, unprofessional and nasty." She stormed out without finishing her meal.
The owner of that Johnny Rockets says he's sorry, and called the worker a, quote, "new and very young employee." Apparently, the employee won't be fired, but was REMINDED about the "takeout policies."
Aretha is moving on. She says, quote, "Over the years I have always enjoyed a burger and cherry Coke. This experience will not stop my enjoyment of burgers and cherry Cokes, and talking to the classy and friendly people at Johnny Rockets."
Kate Upton Has Been Begging for Her "Curvy" Body All Her Life
Apparently, some people have called KATE UPTON "healthy-looking," in a way that's Kate thinking it's not really a compliment. But for the record, she LOVES her curves.
In an interview with "Elle UK", Kate says, quote, "When I first started modeling, I was a normal catalog model . . . then, I became a woman, and I was really excited about becoming a woman.
"I'm from Florida, it's all about being in bathing suits. It's a different view of beauty there. You're ugly if you don't have a curvy body. And I didn't have one, and then I got one, and thought, 'Yessss!'
"Then people say: 'Oh, wow, you're 'healthy'. And [I'm] like, 'Wait . . . what? I've been begging for this body my whole life!'"
Sarah Palin Has Her Own Internet Channel
SARAH PALIN has decided you don't get to see enough of her so she's launched her own Internet TV channel.
"Tired of media filters? Well, so am I," the former Alaska governor posted Sunday on her Facebook page. "So let's go rogue and launch our own member-supported channel. "

In a video on sarahpalinchannel.com, Palin calls the new subscription-based network a "community" where she and viewers can share ideas. "I want to talk to directly to you on our channel on my terms and no need to please the powers that be," she says, promising to go beyond soundbites and to "cut through the media's politically correct filter."

The new channel includes videos of Palin criticizing President Obama and his addiction to "OPM," or other people's money, and her explanation of why she believes he should be impeached. There's also a blog by her daughter, Bristol, and running tallies of the national debt and how many days, hours, minutes and seconds are left in the Obama administration.

Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, will serve as the channel's executive editor and will oversee all posted content.
Variety reports the Sarah Palin channel will cost $9.95 a month or $99.95 for a one-year subscription.
'The Bachelorette' Finale: Josh or Nick?
Tonight, The Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman, will or will not propose marriage to someone who is or is not the love of her life — and who, should he say yes, will or will not actually marry her. Will she choose to give her final rose to Nick Viall or Josh Murray?
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 7/25/2014

Robin Thicke Is Finally Admitting His Marriage is Over
Earlier this week we heard that ROBIN THICKE and PAULA PATTON'S house was on the market. That was a pretty strong hint that things weren't going to work out.
And now the word is that Robin has indeed admitted that the entire freakin' album he dedicated to Paula isn't going to get her back . . . even though it had a song on it CALLED "Get Her Back". (???)
A source says Robin is done begging and has decided to move on, and an attorney is already working on a financial settlement. One thing Robin is firm on, though, is that he won't be the one to file for divorce.
Celebrity Baby News: Kelsey Grammer Has a New Son, and Zoe Saldana Might Be Having Twins
KELSEY GRAMMER'S wife Kayte gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday. They named him Kelsey Gabriel Elias Grammer. He's their second child.
They also have a 2-year-old daughter named Faith, and Kelsey has four other kids from previous relationships, ranging in age from 9 to 30.
Meanwhile, E! Online says ZOE SALDANA is expecting TWINS, and she's thrilled. For the record, she has yet to confirm she's even pregnant.
Tara Reid Says She Believes a Real Life Sharknado Is Possible . . . Even Though It Would Be "Rare"
The appeal of "Sharknado" . . . at least before the whole thing became WAY overhyped . . . was that it wasn't only IMPOSSIBLE, it was also so categorically absurd that it was amusing to consider.
But TARA REID who stars in these ridiculous movies believes it's possible.
In an interview with "GQ", Tara said she believes it's possible to have a real life sharknado . . . that is, a waterspout that lifts man-eating sharks OUT of the ocean, and takes them into a major city, where they fly around terrorizing everyone.
She says, quote, "You know, it actually can happen. I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually. Which is crazy. Not that it . . . the chances of it are, like, you know, it's like probably 'pigs could fly.'
"Like, I don't think pigs could fly, but actually sharks could be stuck in tornados. There could be a sharknado." Of course, there's the possibility she was being a little playful and isn't spending her nights losing sleep over a REAL Sharknado.
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" premieres next Wednesday on SyFy.
Megan Fox Says She's an Outcast
At Comic-Con, USA Today asked Megan Fox if she's always been a "nerd." You know, because Comic-Con is where nerds are celebrated.
The actress, who's promoting her upcoming movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, said she's not a nerd, exactly, but has always been an "outcast" or "loner" without many friends. Watch:
Megan also revealed that April, her character in TMNT, is "closely tied in a familial way" with the turtles in the live-action movie, and has a "special relationship" with turtle Michelangelo. ("Mikey" was always her favorite, she says.)
Charlize Theron is Wearing a Ring on Her Engagement Finger . . . Did Sean Penn Propose?
CHARLIZE THERON was spotted wearing a ring on her engagement finger . . . which would suggest that SEAN PENN proposed, and she said yes. But that might not be the case.
E! Online says Charlize's new piece of jewelry is an 18-karat yellow gold Anita Ko Leaf Ring . . . which sells for $4,900. And that would be on the CHEAP side as celebrity engagement rings go.
New Movies In Theaters This Weekend
1. "Hercules" (PG-13)
The Rock stars as Hercules. The Kellan Lutz movie from earlier this year was more of an origin story, but the Rock's movie takes place later in Hercules' life. It covers his legendary 12 Labors, and has him fighting in a war to return John Hurt to his throne.
It's directed by Brett Ratner, whose other credits include "X-Men: The Last Stand" and the "Rush Hour" trilogy.
2. "Lucy" (R)
Scarlett Johansson is kidnapped and forced to act as a drug mule, carrying a powerful synthetic drug inside her body. But when some of the chemicals leak into her system, they unlock her brain's capacity to operate on a higher level than any other human.
As she develops increased intelligence, and powers like telepathy and telekinesis, she turns to Morgan Freeman to help her figure out where her abilities might lead . . . all while being chased by killers who want to extract their drugs from her body.
3. "And So It Goes" (PG-13)
Michael Douglas plays a cranky old man who's stuck taking care of his granddaughter for his son. And Diane Keaton is a neighbor who takes an interest in him, despite the fact that no one else can stand to be around him.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 7/24/2014

Did Justin Bieber Use a Wheelchair at Disneyland to Cut Lines?

JUSTIN BIEBER was spotted in a WHEELCHAIR at Disneyland over the weekend, which caused OUTRAGE on the Internet among people who deduced that he was only using it to cut the long ride lines.

But Justin's people say he's nursing a knee injury . . . and they also pointed out that Disney already escorts him onto rides to avoid large crowds, so he doesn't even need a wheelchair to cut ahead.

Meanwhile, Justin posted 15 second clips of 11 new songs on Instagram yesterday. He didn't give any information about the songs, other than to note that one of them is called "Cold Waters".

But he did Tweet this: "Great night in the studio."

Britney Spears is Introducing a Line of Lingerie

BRITNEY SPEARS is releasing a line of LINGERIE, called The Intimate Britney Spears. Ten years ago, this probably would have been huge news. We'll have to wait and see if Britney still has a big enough draw to make this venture a success. I'm still a fan but I haven't committed to buying any lingerie...yet.

You can see a Photoshopped picture of Britney wearing one of "her" creations on the Intimate Britney Spears Facebook page.

North West Has Taken Her First Steps

If you're a parent, you know this is an exciting day for KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST…their daughther,NORTH WEST has taken her first steps!

Kim posted a picture of herself with North, along with the caption, quote, "Our baby girl finished one week of swimming lessons today then took her 1st steps right when she got out of the pool!!!! Mommy & Daddy are so proud of you!!!!

Zoe Saldana is Pregnant

This isn't official yet, but everybody is reporting that ZOE SALDANA is pregnant. If it's true, this will be the first child for Zoe and her husband Marco Perego. "Us Weekly" says she's at least three months along.

Pregnancy rumors picked up steam on Monday, when Zoe appeared to be showing at the premiere of her new movie "Guardians of the Galaxy".

The Voice of Thomas the Tank Engine Quit, Because He Wasn't Being Paid Enough

MARTIN T. SHERMAN voices three characters on the children's show "Thomas and Friends" . . . Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy and Diesel. Well, he DID.

Martin just quit the show. In an open letter, he said, quote, "It's embarrassing but the reason is that they're paying a very low wage.

"The terms they're offering are so poor, and this with the immense success of Thomas, that the only right thing for me to do is walk away . . . I have felt exploited for a while now. I believe it's important to move on from a situation if you are not valued."

He somewhat dramatically added, quote, "The people who are going to suffer is going to be the kids."

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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 7/23/2014

Demi Lovato Made It Through an Entire Show . . . Despite Having "Pee-Gut"
You know that feeling where you have to pee so bad that it becomes painful? Well, DEMI LOVATO knows that feeling . . . and she's got a fun term for it.
After a gig in L.A. on Monday night, Demi Tweeted, quote, "Soooo, I totally had to pee the ENTIRE show. I LITERALLY had a PEE-GUT. Hahahaha."
Soooo I totally had to pee the ENTIRE SHOW.. I LITERALLY had a pee-gut. HAHAHAHA
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) July 22, 2014
She later added, quote, "[Eff]. I really just tweeted that. Who does that?!!?! Hahahaha."
Is Ben Affleck Struggling With His Batman Suit?
The Daily Star claims BEN AFFLECK is having trouble adapting to his Batman suit.
A source tells the paper: "The suit is extremely restrictive. Ben finds it hard to perform basic tasks and struggles to look natural. He's also been complaining of problems with breathing, given how tight the suit is.
The source also says Ben is "trying to avoid going to the toilet because it's such an ordeal. The entire production has to stop and begin the tedious process of peeling the suit on and off. It's not an ideal situation."
Jessica Alba Says the Key to a Happy Family Life is Going Out with Your Girlfriends and Complaining About Your Husband
In the new issue of "Self" magazine, JESSICA ALBA shares her secret for a happy family life. She says, quote, "You've got to have the girls' night out to complain about your husband or whatever it is.
"You have some fun, then you can go and enjoy the work, and you can take pride in it instead of it depleting you and being a burden."
Are Jay Z and Beyonce Breaking Up?
Are JAY Z and BEYONCÉ gearing up to . . . split apart? The rumors are building that they'll divorce after their On the Run tour ends later this summer.
One website laid the whole thing out like this . . . quote, "This high-profile marriage is just a business arrangement . . . [and it] will wind down after their current project is finished.
"They are splitting up everything (properties, money, children) right now, but will be keeping up appearances until the announcement. They are separating this year, with the divorce to follow in about six months. (For the record, Jay and Beyoncé don't have "children". They have one child: 2-year-old Blue Ivy.)
"It will be very clean and very fast. In fact, the parties involved are describing the timeline as "Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes fast.
Meanwhile, Jay and Beyoncé looked like a happy family Sunday in New Orleans, when they went to dinner with her mom and her sister, elevator antagonist Solange. They have not commented on these rumors.
Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez Are Friends Again
TAYLOR SWIFT has apparently ended her feud with SELENA GOMEZ.
She posted a pic on Instagram of her holding her "S" necklace with the caption: "Usually this S represents 'Swift' but today I'm wearing it because SELENA IS 22!!!!"
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 7/23/2014

Robert Downey Jr. Is the Highest Paid Actor in Hollywood for the Second Straight Year
For the second straight year, ROBERT DOWNEY JR. tops Forbes.com's annual list of The Highest Paid Actors in Hollywood. He reportedly raked in $75 million over the past 12 months.
Here's the complete Top 10:
1. Robert Downey, Jr., $75 million
2. Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock, $52 million
3. Bradley Cooper, $46 million
4. Leonardo DiCaprio, $29 million
5. Chris Hemsworth, $37 million
6. Liam Neeson, $36 million
7. A tie between Ben Affleck and Christian Bale, with $35 million apiece
9. A tie between Will Smith and Mark Wahlberg, with $32 million apiece
Kanye West Says He's a Blowfish and Kim Kardashian is a Dinosaur
In a "GQ" interview, KANYE WEST referred to KIM KARDASHIAN as a "dinosaur" and a "fighter jet", because she's really cool and rare, or something like that. He also called himself a "blowfish" instead of a "shark", because he's not a predator, he just wants to defend himself and others.
The "dinosaur" comment was actually a reference to the Will Ferrell movie "Step Brothers". He said, quote, "Like they said in 'Step Brothers': Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur."
Elsewhere in the interview, Kanye cleared up some rumors concerning his wedding. For instance, he didn't actually saw through a bar he didn't like. But he did make some last-minute changes because he didn't like the way it looked.
He also didn't deny that he gave a 45-minute speech during the reception. And he kind of dodged the issue of why JAY Z and BEYONCÉ skipped the ceremony.
He said, quote, "It doesn't even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that's all that matters to me."
Ariana Grande Can't Sleep...Because of Frog Relations
ARIANA GRANDE is having trouble sleeping these days but it's not because the stress of fame is getting to her...it's the horrendous noise of FROG relations.
She tweeted, ''there are always these loud ass frogs mating outside my window at home. please keep it down y'all. much appreciated. 'bought an ocean sounds app to block out the insufferably loud frog sex taking place outside my window goodnight (sic).''
Is "The Simpsons" Killing Off Krusty the Clown?
"The Simpsons" is killing off a "major character" on the 26th season premiere on September 28th, and it's now sounding like it may be Krusty the Clown.
Executive producer Al Jean started the rumors when he announced the episode would be titled "A Clown in the Dumps." He added, quote, "It turned out bigger than we thought it was going to be. [But] it's not going to be this bloodbath where they all get murdered."
After word began spreading, he said, quote, "I didn't say I was killing Krusty . . . I didn't say I wasn't."
By the way, the "Simpsons" / "Family Guy" crossover that will occur during the September 28th season premiere of "Family Guy" will also include an appearance by Bob from "Bob's Burgers".
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 7/21/2014

Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Were Married . . . By Jonah Hill
MAROON 5 singer ADAM LEVINE and Victoria's Secret model BEHATI PRINSLOO were married Saturday night in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico . . . by JONAH HILL.
Adam and Jonah are longtime friends, and a source says, quote, "Jonah was hysterical. He was telling so many jokes, but then in the middle would be so sweet and sincere."
Guests included Robert Downey Jr., Jason Segel and Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton . . . plus Maroon 5 members James Valentine and Jesse Carmichael. Some of the bridesmaids were Victoria's Secret models.
The reception featured several musical performances, including one by STEVIE NICKS, who's mentoring Adam's team on the next season of "The Voice".
They're honeymooning in South Africa.
Casey Kasem's Kids Don't Know Where His Body Is
A month after CASEY KASEM'S death, the battle between his widow JEAN and his kids from his first marriage rages on.
The kids now say Jean removed Casey's body from a Washington state funeral home, and they don't know where it is. If Jean did remove the body, she did it in defiance of the law.
Earlier in the week Casey's kids went to court to request an autopsy. The judge ordered Jean to keep the body in cold storage at the funeral home until that request could be ruled on.
"Weird Al" Yankovic Is in Line to Score His First #1 Album
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC released his new album, "Mandatory Fun" last Tuesday . . . and early estimates say it's on track to sell more than 80,000 copies, which should be enough to make it his first-ever #1 album.
Obviously, these are strange times for music sales . . . but if this happens, he earned it, because 80,000 copies in one week would be Weird Al's best individual sales week since at least 1991, when Nielsen began tracking music sales.
As of Friday, he was beating out JASON MRAZ'S new album, "Yes", by around 5,000 copies. If Jason pulls ahead, it would also be his first #1 album.
The sales week ended yesterday, but the final numbers won't be released until Wednesday.
Panic! At the Disco Donated $20 to the Human Rights Campaign for Every Member of the Westboro Baptist Church Who Picketed Their Show
This is one of the best reactions to the Westboro Baptist Church's hateful protests:
The church recently announced they were going to picket a PANIC! AT THE DISCO show in Missouri . . . so the band posted a Facebook message saying that they'd donate $20 to the Human Rights Campaign for every Westboro protester who actually showed up.
Well, the show went down last night . . . and 13 protesters showed up.
Late last night, the band posted this update: Quote, "Thank you Westboro Baptist Church for the update on the total amount you donated to Human Rights Campaign today. [But] $20 [times] 13 = Weak." That's just $260.
It went on, quote, "We're going to make it an even $1,000. We'll also be donating 5% of our total merch sales from this show to HRC."
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Held Onto the #1 Spot at the Box Office
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" made another $36 million this weekend, which was more than any of the new releases. Its closest competition was from the "Purge" sequel, which made $28.4 million in 2nd place.
As for the other movies opening this weekend, "Planes: Fire & Rescue" made $18 million at #3 . . . and the JASON SEGEL-CAMERON DIAZ comedy "Sex Tape" was kind of a letdown, bringing in just $15 million in 4th place.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", $36 million. Up to $139 million in its 2nd week.
2. NEW: "The Purge: Anarchy", $28.4 million.
3. NEW: "Planes: Fire & Rescue", $18 million.
4. NEW: "Sex Tape", $15 million.
5. "Transformers: Age of Extinction", $10 million. Up to $227 million in its 4th week.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 7/18/2014

The "MTV Video Music Award" Nominees Are Out
The "MTV Video Music Award" nominees were announced yesterday, and BEYONCÉ leads the way with eight nominations. IGGY AZALEA and EMINEM were next with seven apiece.
This year's ceremony goes down on Sunday, August 24th. Voting is open now at: VMA.MTV.com.
The candidates for Video of the Year are: Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love", Iggy Azalea's "Fancy", Pharrell's "Happy", Sia's "Chandelier", and Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball".
No host has been announced yet. Ariana Grande, Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer will be among the performers . . . but more names will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer Might Get Married and Adopt a Kid on "Two and a Half Men"
The 12th and final season of "Two and a Half Men" premieres in October. Although, the "half man" thing doesn't really apply anymore, because ANGUS T. JONES is gone. But maybe they'll be picking up a NEW half.
Yesterday, the chairman of CBS told reporters that ASHTON KUTCHER and JON CRYER might get MARRIED this season, so they can adopt a kid.
In the premiere, Ashton's character, Walden, has a health scare that makes him realize he wants kids. And when he can't adopt one on his own, he proposes to Alan so they can adopt a kid as a fake gay couple. We don't know if Alan says yes though.
Tim McGraw Swatted A Female Fan Who Ripped His Jeans
TIM MCGRAW swatted a woman in the head who ripped his jeans while he was performing Sunday in Atlanta. There's also the possibility that she smacked his junk.
Tim was performing "Truck Yeah" and interacting with fans when a woman suddenly swatted the area close to his junk. She may have landed one because he seems to start yelling at her, although you can't hear what he says.
He quickly turns away but she GRABS the preexisting hole in his jeans and rips them even more. That's when he reacts. He brushes her hand back and then smacks the top of her head. You can see her hair fly.
TMZ originally claimed that he'd slapped her face, but in the video, it appears his hand only connects with her hair.
New Movies This Weekend
1. "Sex Tape" (R)
Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz make a sex tape to recapture some of the passion in their marriage. But before they can delete the video, it syncs to the cloud and downloads onto the iPads they're giving as gifts to their friends and family.
Ellie Kemper and Rob Corddry are friends who've seen the video and agree to help them get the iPads back, including one that went to Cameron's boss Rob Lowe.
2. "Planes: Fire & Rescue" (PG)
Dane Cook returns as Dusty, the world racing champion. In this one he decides to become an aerial firefighter and train with a team led by Ed Harris. "Modern Family's" Julie Bowen is also in it as an obsessive fan and team member named Lil' Dipper.
3. "The Purge: Anarchy" (R)
A sequel to "The Purge", the sci-fi horror movie from last year with Ethan Hawke, about a future America where crime is legal for one night a year.
This time, Frank Grillo plays a guy who goes during the Purge to find the guy who killed his son on the last purge. But his quest for revenge gets sidetracked when he rescues a mother and daughter from a death squad.
He also gets stuck with Zach Gilford from "Friday Night Lights" and Kiele Sanchez from "Lost", when their car runs out of gas as the purge begins. You might recognize Grillo as one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 7/17/2014

Charlie Sheen Went on a Drunk Taco Bell Run . . . and Started Talking to Fans in the Drive-Thru Lane
It's been a while since CHARLIE SHEEN has done anything crazy. And that streak is now OVER.
Last week, he went on a drunken Taco Bell run in the middle of the night . . . apparently somewhere in L.A. . . . got out of his car, and started talking to a couple in the DRIVE-THRU lane.
They got video of it, and he was OBVIOUSLY intoxicated. Then he confirmed it by telling them, quote, "Sorry I'm so [effing] HAMMERED."
He also had his shirt wide open, and showed off some of his tattoos when the driver asked about them. Then he commented that the driver was "hilarious" . . . even though he hadn't said anything funny.
Charlie's rep later noted that he was NOT driving that night though. He had a chauffeur.
Manuel Noriega Is Suing the Makers of "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" for Trashing His Pristine Reputation?

MANUEL NORIEGA . . . the former military dictator of Panama . . . has sued Activision, for featuring him in their game, "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2". In the game's '80s flashbacks, Noriega reluctantly helps the Americans capture the game's villain . . . but then he betrays and murders his own men to help the bad guy escape.
He says they used his image and likeness without permission, and trashed his otherwise PRISTINE REPUTATION . . . by portraying him as a, quote, "kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state."
Noriega is currently incarcerated in Panama, and has done long sentences in the U.S. and France. He's been convicted of drug trafficking, racketeering, money laundering, murder, and was basically considered an enemy of the state. But, hey, he's never actually faced any kidnapping charges.
Some Guy Is Trying to Crowd-Fund a "Breaking Bad" Spin-Off, Starring Val Kilmer and Slash?
Some guy named Larry Shepherd is trying to raise money on Kickstarter to fund a "Breaking Bad" SPIN-OFF series . . . starring VAL KILMER and SLASH from Guns N' Roses of all people.
Shepherd has no connection to "Breaking Bad", and ZERO experience working in Hollywood. So it's either a big joke, or he's delusional. It kind of seems like the latter. He also wants to cast LAURA SAN GIACOMO from "Just Shoot Me".
The spin-off is called "Anastasia", and his plan is to pick up right where "Breaking Bad" left off. Apparently he's already written ten episodes. As of last night, he'd raised about $400, and he's trying to raise HALF A MILLION.
By the way, BRYAN CRANSTON will be back on TV somewhat soon. HBO is turning his Broadway play "All the Way" into a movie. He won a Tony Award last month for playing President Lyndon Johnson in the play, and that's the part he'll play in the movie version too.
Ryan Gosling is Cooking for Pregnant Eva Mendes
US Weekly claims RYAN GOSLING has been cooking for pregnant girlfriend EVA MENDES. A source tells the magazine: Ryan goes out and gets the groceries. Eva's been wanting pasta, and he's cooking her meals. Ryan has already stepped into the role of caring father-to-be." (As if we needed more reasons to love Ryan Gosling. C'mon!!)
By the way, Life & Style Weekly claims Ryan and Eva will marry. A source tells the mag: "I think they will wed after the baby is born. Eva would love to eventually marry Ryan and be a family with their new baby. Ryan has changed the way she feels about it. They're madly in love with each other."

Jillian Michaels Reveals Why She Left "The Biggest Loser"

JILLIAN MICHAELS is finally opening up about what pushed her to to leave "The Biggest Loser."

"There were some fundamental differences [with the producers of "The Biggest Loser"] that have existed for a while," Michaels told People magazine. Those differences seem to be related to how Michaels was portrayed while in front of the camera. "In the beginning of the show it was tough love. You saw the tough, and you saw the love," Michaels said. But in the later seasons, the producers chose to feature less of the love and more of the tough, at least when it came to Michaels' team. "You saw none of the relationships, none of the bonds that I build with my clients," she said.

In the end, it was her reservations about certain aspects of the show coupled with the nasty side of fame spilling over into her personal life that had Michaels ready to call it quits.

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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 7/15/2014

Lindsay Lohan Wants to Move to London . . . Because They're Not Obsessed with Celebrities There?
LINDSAY LOHAN is in London, gearing up to make her stage debut in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" this October. It's her latest attempt to re-establish herself as an ACTRESS.
And she says she loves it in London so much, she's thinking of MOVING there . . . partly to avoid the paparazzi.
In a new interview with the BBC, she says that British people have, quote, "such a different outlook [about celebrities] . . . It's more news and politics and music. It feels good to turn on the TV and not have everything be all about gossip."
And because of that, she also thinks she has a better chance of being seen as a legitimate actress there than she does in the U.S.
She says that while she's on stage, people can quote, "focus on the fact that I'm [an] actress and an artist, and not just someone you take photos of."
Kate Middleton's "Friend" Told the Tabloids That She's Pregnant Again
KATE MIDDLETON'S "longtime friend," Jessica Hay, told the tabloids that Kate's pregnant again. She says, quote, "I've heard it from several different friends of theirs now and they're saying that they think there's going to be an official announcement in weeks."
Ordinarily, this would probably mean nothing, but this Jessica chick did have the scoop on Kate's first pregnancy, several weeks before the official announcement. If she IS a friend, it's unclear why she keeps blabbing to the tabloids.
Royal Baby #1, Prince George, turns one year old next Tuesday.
Is Ann Curry Joining "The View"?
According to the "New York Post", ANN CURRY is in talks to join "The View" next season. Ann is still under contract with NBC though. So ABC would have to work all that out first.
Barbara Walters left the show last month. Then Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy followed when they reportedly got FIRED. That only left Whoopi Goldberg, until ABC recently announced that Rosie O'Donnell is coming back.
If Ann DOES come on board, there would still be at least one open slot. Word is Bernadette Peters, Leah Remini, Meghan McCain and CNN's S.E. Cupp are possibilities.
And so is a potential MALE co-host, comedian Mario Cantone. He's been a regular guest on the "The View" for the past decade and you might also remember him as Charlotte's gay friend Anthony on "Sex and the City".
The Octomom Got Two Years Probation for Welfare Fraud
NADYA SULEMAN . . . you know, "The Octomom" . . . was back in court yesterday for her welfare fraud case in Los Angeles.
She was accused of accepting more than $26,000 in welfare payments to support her 14 kids . . . without disclosing the fact that she was making money from personal appearances and an adult relations movie she did back in 2012.
Anyway, the case WON'T be going to trial, because she pleaded no contest yesterday to one count of misdemeanor welfare fraud.
According to her lawyer, she borrowed money from friends to pay back what she owed. About $10,000 went to the state, and $16,000 went to Los Angeles County.
He also said they could have fought it if they wanted to, but Nadya hated the thought of going through a public trial.
So instead, the judge gave her 200 hours of community service, two years probation, and a small fine. Which isn't bad considering the fact that she was originally facing four FELONY counts, and could have gotten more than SIX YEARS in jail.
No one wanted that to happen though, including the prosecutor . . . because she has 14 KIDS to look after. The octuplets are five-years-old now, by the way.
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