October 17, 2006
--Kevin Federline made his acting debut on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on Thursday, and on Sunday, he made his debut as a WWE wrestler sort of. Federline, 28, turned up at L.A.'s Staples Center for the taping of a match due to air on the USA Network's Monday Night Raw on Oct. 16. Introduced as the "A-list friend" of bad guy Johnny Nitro, Federline played the villain as he walked to the ring amid boos from the crowd. "Same people who are booin' me now buy my picture on the cover of magazine," he told the audience. "Y'all want to hear my rap?" When the boos continued, he replied, "Well, you're going to have to wait until my record drops in October." At that point, WWE champion John Cena came out, taunting Federline in classic wrestling smack-talking style with such lines as, "The album is called Playing With Fire? They should call it The Biggest Scumbag on Earth!" and "You're less talented than Paris Hilton!" In response, Federline made a comment about wanting to see Cena's rear end dragged around the ring. Then the 6' 1", 240-lb. Cena pretended to shake Federline's hand before lifting him in the air and dropping him to the mat in a body slam.
--Scarlett Johansson has signed a deal to make her first record, Scarlett Sings Tom Waits. The album is being recorded at the moment and sessions will continue through the winter, with a possible release next spring from Rhino Records' currently re-activated Atco label. According to Fox News, the 21-year-old is recording a whole album of songs by premier singer/songwriter Waits. Sources says the eventual release date will be coordinated to coincide with Johansson's movie schedule.
--The Donald is getting animated.
--James Blunt got dumped by Petra. (Great...more whine-infused music to follow...)
--Martin Scorsese ruined Shaquille O'Neal's date night in Miami last week. The racist dialogue in Scorsese's hit mob movie "The Departed" was not well received by the Miami Heat star, a spy said. Shaq and wife Shaunie Nelson were settled comfortably in the back corner of a movie theater in South Beach, when minutes into the film harsh racial epithets began to fly. "He groaned loudly to express his displeasure when Jack Nicholson said the N-word in a particularly derogatory manner," our source said.
--Colorful movie ogre Shrek is set to hit the Broadway stage as the star of his own musical. Shrek: The Musical is DreamWorks Animation's first venture in legitimate theatre and follows an ambitious project helmed by British director Sam Mendes. The score and story for the new production have been penned by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire. Jason Moore, the brains behind hit musical puppet show Avenue Q, is slated to direct the musical, which is set for an opening in 2008.
--Surrounded by family, friends and fellow A-listers, Bruce Willis received a star on the Walk of Fame Monday as scores of fans looked on. Ex-wife Demi Moore and her new husband Ashton Kutcher were on hand, as were Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone, Don Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton. The Emmy-winning actor's children also attended the dedication ceremony.
--Bill Murray partied it up with students in Scotland.
--Lindsay Lohan got a shock when a woman posing an as autograph-seeker instead served her with legal papers on Friday. The actress was at the 21st Annual American Cinematheque Award Gala honoring George Clooney in Beverly Hills, when on her way out, she was met with the usual throng of fans and photographers including a legal processor who was there to present Lohan with a subpoena. "The processor ran up and acted like a fan. She handed her a pen and paper. The pen was a decoy to get her to think she was a fan who wanted an autograph," an observer said on Monday. "When Lindsay took the papers, the processor said loudly, 'Youve been served.'" According to the observer, Lohan dropped the papers and attempted to catch up with the processor who left the scene immediately.
--Scary Spice is 4-months pregnant with Eddie Murphy's baby?
--Yahoo has done a funny roundup of its top 20 misspelled searches. Most of them are celebrities' names: Rachael Ray tops the list, followed by Scarlett Johansson, Weird Al Yankovic, Evanescence, Barbra Streisand, Louis Vuitton and My Name Is Earl's Jaime Pressly. Two variations of Britney Spears' first name appear on the list, proving that no amount of tabloid press can influence people's spelling skills.
--Paris Hilton has hired Milli Vanilli's vocal coach. (No need for me to comment on this one...)
--Does Keith Olbermann have trouble "rising to the occasion?"
--If youve ever wanted to read the MySpace comments of your favorite celebs (your favorite celebs who arent too old to actually have MySpace pages, that is), todays your lucky day. A new MySpace hack allows you to view Comments left on private MySpace pages. So whether you want to learn more about Ashlee & Jessicas relationship (they miss each other) or you just want to stalk your ex-girlfriend with the private page, odds are youre not going to get a lot of work done today. Click here to get the scoop...
--People's caption: With their divorce behind them, Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards take the next step spending a day together with their daughters Sam, 2, and Lola, 1, in Los Angeles on Sunday, where the actor's girlfriend Brooke Mueller joined in on the family outing.
(Um, is it me, or does it look like Charlie could give a rat's ass that his new girlfriend is with him?)
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