July 31, 2008
Wham! reunion? It's a no-no.
George Michael has denied claims that he is to perform with Andrew Ridgeley at his final two concerts next month.
Reports suggested that the popstar was planning to reunite with his former Wham! bandmate as one of a "series of surprises" at his retirement shows at Earls Court.
But his spokesperson dismissed the rumors, telling The Mirror: "We don't know anything about it."
It's a double-O duet.
Alicia Keys and Jack White have recorded the theme song for the new James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace," producers said Wednesday.
The R&B singer and White Stripes frontman have teamed up for "Another Way to Die," the first duet to be chosen as a Bond theme. Producers said White has written and produced the song and also plays drums, as well as singing with 11-time Grammy winner Keys.
Producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said they were "delighted and pleased to have two such exciting artists as Jack and Alicia, who were inspired by our film to join together their extraordinary talents in creating a unique sound for 'Quantum of Solace.' "
Previous Bond themes have been performed by the likes of Paul McCartney, Duran Duran and Madonna, and each new film's tune always produces intense speculation.
HBO remains hell-bent on finding a way to showcase the talents of Kanye West.
Long before the writers strike began last November, the network began discussing whether to team the rapper with executive producer Larry Charles (Curb Your Enthusiasm) for a yet-to-be-named, single-camera series that would follow the busy life of the Grammy-winning artist and his relationship with family and friends. One key insider says HBO is now looking for a writer and some creative inspiration before moving forward with the project: We need to figure out how to capture Kanye in the right way.
July 30, 2008
Will Dan Quayle be putting on his dancing shoes? The former Vice President of the United States is "on the short list" of potential stars for the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars," according to online sources.
While no official cast names have been announced, celebs rumored to be under consideration include socialite Kim Kardashian and former boy bander, Lance Bass. An official announcement will soon be made on "Good Morning America."
Its funny. I keep hearing Ashton Kutcher say how he was responsible for trucker caps. Ive heard him make that statement before. Trace and I were wearing them when we were seventeen." --Justin Timberlake
July 29, 2008
Meet Spencer Taylor. The Michigan man, 20, was arrested early yesterday morning for allegedly trying to steal Batman posters and other collectibles from a theater showing "The Dark Knight."
As can be seen in the mug shot, Taylor went to the Three Rivers Cinema multiplex in costume as the Joker. According to cops, he was charged with larceny and malicious destruction of property, and had to pose for booking photos in and out of character.
(That's John Mayer...)
Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse was taken to the Royal College Hospital in London Monday, her rep confirmed .
"Amy Winehouse suffered a reaction to medication at home this evening and was taken to the hospital," her rep explained Monday. "Doctors have advised that she will be kept under observation overnight and is likely to be released tomorrow."
A London Ambulance Service rep said: "She was taken unwell after an emergency call was received. There is no further comment to make on her health status. All I can tell you is that the patient is now in hospital being treated."
Eyewitnesses saw police escort the 24-year-old in a wheelchair from her London apartment, according to SplashNewsOnline.
July 28, 2008
Wake me up when this isn't the most boring album cover you've ever seen.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have apparently chosen Bono to be the godfather of their twins. After the the twins entered the world, Brangelina spent the week at Bono's place in the South of France. That's where they asked him to be the godfather and he immediately accepted.
A source told The Mirror, "They have been friends for years. Brad is a massive U2 fan and told Bono how much he admired him when they were introduced at a party a few years back. Since then, they've become very close, which Brad is thrilled about. Angelina is inspired by Bono's humanitarian work and gets on with his wife Ali Hewson. Ali's given Angelina some clothes from her ethical clothing range Edun."
July 25, 2008
Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon computer-sciences professor who became an Internet sensation for his upbeat and funny "last lecture" while battling terminal pancreatic cancer, died Friday at his Virginia home at the age of 47, USA Today reports.
In the September 2007 lecture, entitled "Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," an upbeat Pausch commented on everything from education and leadership to dating and his love of Star Trek. The speech part of the "Last Lecture" series in which speakers imagine they're giving their final lecture before dying proved very popular on YouTube, leading to a best-selling book and Pausch appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show and being named Person of the Week by ABC News With Charles Gibson. J.J. Abrams, director of the Star Trek reboot, even gave Pausch a speaking cameo in the upcoming movie.
Pausch is survived by his wife, Jai, and their three children, his mother and sister.
If you haven't heard his lecture, click above and watch it. Truly great.
July 24, 2008
Life & Style reports that Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson (Also known as HoHan and SamRo) have been wearing matching red infinity lock bracelets.
A source said, The bracelets represent their relationship they have each other on lockdown, and theres no one else who can open up the key to their hearts."
Paris Hilton went for it just after her stint in the slammer and "The Hills" hottie Audrina Patridge had her turn following the release of those scandalous snaps. But now it's Kim Kardashian's turn to strip in Sin City.
The sexy socialite has been recruited as a guest Pussycat Doll and will make her debut at their Las Vegas lounge on Aug. 15.
We're told to expect pole performances, flesh-flashing and dirty dancing.
"I'm so flattered that I'm considered sexy; I love it," she recently said.
July 23, 2008
Way to bring Hypercolor back in style, Mariah.
"I had more abortions than I like to count." --The View's Sherri Shepherd
Majorly bummed about the passing of Estelle Getty. I could watch Golden Girls re-runs all day long, and who can forget her greatness in Mannequin?
July 22, 2008
Movie bosses want to bring Top Gun back to the big screen, but only if Tom Cruise says yes according to The Sun.
A script outline has been written, but the sequel depends on Cruise, 46, saying yes.
An insider said: The idea is Maverick is at the Top Gun school as an instructor and this time it is he who has to deal with a cocky new female pilot.
All I have to say is, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!" If Tom is that desperate, he should just quit acting altogether. Let's seek solace in some of my fave Top Gun clips:
Sir Elton John has been honored in just about every possible way and now he is being immortalized with his own ice cream. Cool treat kings Ben & Jerry have created a new flavor that will commemorate his first ever concert in Vermont.
The Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road flavor is inspired by the Candle in the Wind hitmakers first ever concert in Vermont on July 21, 2008.
The flavor is described as an outrageous symphony of decadent chocolate ice cream, peanut butter cookie dough, butter brickle and white chocolate chunks. The limited edition taste treat will be sold from July 18-25th.
Elton John joins Phish, Jerry Garcia and Dave Matthews, who have all had Ben & Jerry flavors named after them.
Jeez. Did Nicole actually have a baby? Talk about taking your baby weight off quickly!
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