A judge decided last week that racy footage of Jennifer Lopez, shot by ex-husband Ojani Noa during their honeymoon, can be released to the public despite her legal injunctions—as long as Ojani isn’t the one releasing it. Naturally, porn companies are crawling over each other for the opportunity. Looks like Noa and his girlfriend Claudia Vasquez are finally getting the payday they’ve been fighting J. Lo in court over, right?
Not quite. Currently the bids for J. Lo honeymoon footage, which allegedly contains “spanking” but little nudity and no sex, are hovering around $40,000—a less than impressive number considering how much has likely been spent on their legal battles. As it’s unlikely Vasquez will get the $10 million in damages she wants from Lopez——their legal “victory” might do more for J. Lo’s public profile than their bank account. In other words, they might still have to get jobs.
Looks like Malibu’s Most Wanted is still getting in scrapes with the law. TMZ has video of Jamie Kennedy handcuffed at the Cosmo Casino in Vegas following a shoving match with a man who thought the Scream star was hitting on his girlfriend. According to their sources, a woman asked Kennedy for career advice and her boyfriend decided to get territorial. Security pulled the pair out—with Jamie evidently rowdy enough to require handcuffs—but no charges were filed. Here’s some career advice for free, lady: dump the guy who picks fights with successful actors!
Kennedy, who turned 41 last week, was at the casino to celebrate his birthday. And judging from his Twitter, he may well have been on the prowl. “Thanks to everybody who wished me happy bday, really appreciate it. 41…jeez what’s the youngest I can date…creeper.” Kennedy split with Ghost Whisperer co-star Jennifer Love Hewittjust over a year ago.
While some people are going to great lengths to shut down rumors of a Jennifer Aniston-Justin Theroux romance—especially the mother of his alleged current girlfriend, stylist Heidi Bivens—the gossip doesn’t appear to be going away. In fact, People is confident to say that Aniston even threw a party with Courteney Cox and Chelsea Handler to introduce her friends to the Tropic Thunder scripter/Your Highness star. “They all had a great time and enjoyed Justin’s company,” says their source. “They’re doing great. He’s edgier than the guys Jen usually dates. She really likes him!”
Ironically, Us Magazine says Cox and Aniston are fighting over Courteney’s cavalier treatment of husband David Arquette during their separation, with her beach vacation with Josh Hopkins allegedly giving Jen some bad Brangelina flashbacks. Hey, if that’s true, how does Courteney feel about Jennifer swiping Justin from that stylist? Huh? If only we could work a Matthew Perry double-take into this Friends drama…assuming any of it’s even remotely true.
If Elizabeth Taylor lived to see this…it probably wouldn’t be happening. Following a bidding war spurred by the legendary actress’ death, Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has optioned Furious Love, the popular book chronicling the relationship between Taylor and two-time husband Richard Burton. Martin Scorsese is set to direct the film—which will avoid the standard biopic structure to focus solely on their relationship. No casting announcements have been made, though you can bet the competition will get hot if Scorsese’s officially signed.
This isn’t the first time Scorsese’s taken a look back at old Hollywood—on top of 2004’s Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, Scorsese is set to direct a film on the life of Frank Sinatra, ironically after trying to make a film about Dean Martin with Tom Hanks for years. With the Sinatra film still in pre-production and his two-monks-in-Japan epic Silence still allegedly in the cards, there’s no promise this film is any more certain to arrive than Scorsese’s aborted Theodore Roosevelt film with Leonardo DiCaprio. But unless you think the director’s time would be better spent getting one last mobster epic out of Robert DeNiro, it’s something to look forward to!
Man, nude photo leakers are a touchy bunch. A day after a rep threatened to sue anyone who published the alleged Blake Lively nude shots scooting around the web, a second batch of NSFW photos has been dumped online with a message to the Gossip Girl star’s handlers. “Oh yes, Blake’s rep, these are totally fake. We really believe you. Want moar? BTW, thanks for all the faps.” So far neither Blake nor her rep has said whether or not they’d like “moar.”
Judging from the star tattoos on her chest, the good folks at ONTD think the pics were taken around the time of The Town, though it’s worth noting that her character in the upcoming Green Lantern film, Carol Ferris, eventually became the villain Star Sapphire. Why is that worth noting, you ask? Because Green Lantern comes out in two weeks! Between that film, the “fake” nudes and Blake’s quality time with Leonardo DiCaprio, June could be her highest profile month yet. And, if the film flops and the pics are real, her most embarrassing.
There are worse things for a sixty-something actress than being typecast as Andy Samberg‘s sexy mom. The Hollywood Reporter says that Susan Sarandon in talks to teacher Mary McGarrigle, who hooks up with Adam Sandler in their new movie,I Hate You, Dad. Leighton Meester will play Samberg’s fiancee, who fights with Sandler after the titular dad moves into his son’s apartment all wacky-like, while Vanilla Ice and Ian Zieringboth play wacky, fictional versions of themselves. With that much winking self-awareness, how can this not be a hit?
As digital short enthusiasts know, Sarandon has already played Samberg’s mom in the classic clip “Mother Lover,” where she gets her freak on with Justin Timberlake while Andy’s busy satisfying JT’s mom, Patricia Clarkson. It’s not quite clear if Sarandon would be Samberg’s mom or his stepmom, but either way she’d be a major asset to the film. People have been paying to see her seduce younger men since Bull Durham and White Palace! The question, if anything, is why she’d bother with Sandler.
How many times can a casual relationship end? Us Magazine announced in February that Amanda Seyfried and Ryan Phillippe had split after a series of casual encounters. “They are not dating anymore,” said their source at the time. “And it’s not a big deal for either of them.” Only the pair were clubbing and exercising together again the following month while the tabloids buzzed about Phillippe’s paternity drama with Alexis Knapp. And hey, why should she be freaked? They weren’t exclusive, it was all casual, and she knew Ryan already kids with his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon.
Just when we’d almost forgot they’d “broken up” in the first place, Us announced today that Ryan and Amanda split again—not that it’s a big deal or anything. “It was mutual,” says the insider. “They were never fully committed. They were always on and off. They were always seeing other people.” Yeesh, can these two please make up their mind? We’re going to be really ticked off if they’re hitting up nightspots this summer— how many times will Us have to announce it’s not a big deal that they’re finished again?
The gossip around Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake’s split usually involved him being bored with the 4-year relationship, but he’s certainly being the gentleman about her in his new Vanity Fair interview. “She is the single-handedly most significant person in my life,” he confesses. “In my 30 years, she is the most special person, O.K.?…I don’t want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me—for instance, her.” She’s not the only former flame he’s got kind words for either. “I wish [Britney Spears] the best—that goes without saying. We haven’t spoken in 9 or 10 years.” He even blames their break-up on getting older…rather than her alleged affair with Wade Robson! Class act, this guy.
Timberlake doesn’t just talk about his former ladies and, ironically, the urge to raise a family (“as little as six months ago I wouldn’t have even thought about that, but now it feels like a closer planet orbiting around”). The actor (that’s right, actor!) recalls wild times with male buddies as well “Ryan [Gosling] and I used to steal golf carts and go driving in the middle of the park to get milk shakes [while filming MMC], and we never got in trouble for it. We thought we were big s—.” Though his talk of nudity in Friends With Benefits should soften the blow, JT still sounds like he’s in no rush to get back into music. “I wouldn’t say I’m not going to put out another [record]. I would say that would be a bad bet, if you were betting. But I could see myself only doing one more big tour.” Yes, but when? When?
Considering The Hangover Part II had been optioned before the first was even released, it’s not shocking to discover that Craig Mazin, who co-scripted the sequel, has been signed to write a third film. While there’s been some conjecture about the Wolf Pack heading to Amsterdam, we’re only into that concept if the trio run into Harold & Kumar for a mutual trilogy closer. But considering Warner Bros. exec Jeff Robinov announcing that he has dreams about a fourth Hangover movie, it doesn’t seem likely the new film will be quite so final—even if director Todd Phillips has suggested he’d like it to be.
While Ken Jeong is definitely up for another go-round (“Those guys are like family to me, so it doesn’t matter—big part or small part…Well, I guess I know a thing or two about small parts”), the primary trio have yet to announce their excitement. Will Ed Helms, Zack Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper all be into another run, or will someone get choosy/greedy? Will a third movie be radically different in tone or another wedding-related adventure in an exotic locale? As long as the box office doesn’t drop precipitously after Part II‘s blockbuster Memorial Day weekend, we should find out sooner than later.
Patrick Dempsey is indecisive like a fox. A day after he was quoted telling Italian Vanity Fair that he was done with Grey’s Anatomy after its eighth season (“It’s gonna be my last. I do not know what’s going to happen to the other characters, but for me it’s done…I can’t see me doing it anymore”), a rep has come forward to explain he was totally misunderstood. “He was referring to the fact that his contract is up at the end of next season,” said the lackey, “and we have no idea what the future holds.” Yeah. Right. “It’s done…I can’t see me doing it anymore” is totally the same thing as “who knows what tomorrow may bring?” Uh huh.
It’s not like this wishy-washiness could backfire on Dempsey: either he leaves with eight years of cash and raised profile, or he stays for another season with guarantee of even more cash. With most of the original cast’s contracts up in the air, creator Shonda Rimes—who told TV Line she’s treating this season as the last—is someone whose “you never know” we actually believe. “Everybody has an individual choice to make and I get that…All the originals are in play.” And with Dempsey refusing to commit either way, it sure sounds like this will be all about pay.