Posts By Anthony Miccio

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Paris Hilton Confirms Split With Cy Waits

Oh no! The rumors that Paris Hilton & Cy Waits have split are apparently true, with Paris confirming the break-up on Lopez Tonight. “We’re not together anymore. I love him and we remain really good friends,” she told the host. “I feel like the relationship ran its course and we’ll see what happens.” Ironically, both were denying such claims a week ago with Cy claiming he “loved her more than ever” despite word that he was bothered by the portrayal of their relationship on The World According To Paris.

A rep told People, “I can confirm that Paris Hilton and Cy Waits have ended their relationship. It was a joint and amicable decision. They both have respect and care for one another and ask for you to please respect their privacy.” An ironic statement, considering Paris has a reality show about her private life that also features Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife Brooke Mueller having regular meltdowns. We’ll have to see if Paris actually makes any effort to keep this matter out of the papers—or tries to boost the show’s sagging ratings with a dramatic finale.

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Nicole Richie Shows Her Moves To Britney Spears In Dance-Off Video

Nicole Richie may be married to the singer from Good Charlotte, and often dress like a hippie chick, but she’s obviously got nothing against dance-pop. While getting psyched for Britney Spears‘ gig in LA last night, Nicole showed off her dance moves to I’m A Slave 4 U” in the above clip. “Do You REALLY want to challenge me to a Britney dance-off?” she queries a pal in the opening text. “Okkaaaaaayyyy……” Though she doesn’t quite nail the choreography (who could?), she was obviously happy enough with the outcome to write “who’s next?” at the end of the clip. We’re crossing our fingers it’s the Madden twins who take the challenge.

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Amanda Seyfried Shopping, Partying With Ex Dominic Cooper

Old friends or a new beginning? Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper were spotted shopping together at a Burberry store in LA yesterday, with Seyfried driving her British former beau off after the run. The pair, who met on the set of Mamma Mia!, dated from 2009 until just over a year ago, amidst rumors that Cooper cheated with Lindsay Lohan (he had been in a relationship when he began dating Amanda as well). Cooper attended the premiere of his new film The Devil’s Double later that night, with Seyfried allegedly seen at the afterparty.

More  recently, Seyfried and Ryan Phillippe have enjoyed an on-and-off romance on multiple continents, though they’ve reportedly put a halt to that casual romance. Hey, didn’t paparazzi shots of Amanda & Ryan shopping reveal their relationship? Shouldn’t be too long before we learn whether Dom &  Amanda were just catching up.

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Jon Hamm And Christina Hendricks Win At The Critics’ Choice Television Awards

Well, somebody’s in a good mood! The inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards went down yesterday—airing live on Vh1.com, with trophies going to a mix of familiar and not so familiar names. Mad Men walked away with Best Drama, Best Actor (Jon Hamm) and Best Supporting Actress (Christina Hendricks), though Hendricks actually split the award with Margo Martindale of Justified in a surprise tie. Modern Family won Best Comedy, with Tina Fey, Julianna Marguiles, Jim Parsons, Busy Phillips and Neil Patrick Harris nabbing the other acting awards. Of the stars, only Fey and Parsons have won Emmys for their work, so it’ll be interesting to see what influence these victories have on this year’s ceremony. After all, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards have always been a strong predictor of Oscar odds. Check out the complete list of winners and check out photos from the event in the gallery below.

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Cameron Diaz Brings Her Legs To The NY Bad Teacher Premiere

Cameron Diaz didn’t have A-Rod on her arm at last night’s Bad Teacher premiere, but that hunk would have just been in the way, considering how much time she spent posing with co-star/ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and showing off her impressive gams on the red carpet. Joining Diaz and Timberlake were cast members Jason Segel, Thomas Lennon (who should never make that chipmunk face again) and Lucy Punch, as well as an impressive mix of well-wishers—everyone from “Weird” Al Yankovic to Kirstie Alley to Ben Kingsley! See photos from the scene in the gallery below.

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Ozzy Just Learned How To Sexy Text, Says Sharon Osbourne

It’s always nice to hear about long-married men trying to keep the romance alive. Judging from her interview with Perez Hilton, Sharon Osbourne has no reason to feel that Ozzy takes her companionship for granted. “He’s texting [from Europe],” she explained. “So we’re texting each other all the time. I got a text from Ozzy and I’m like, ‘Jesus, somebody’s stolen his phone.’ Because I thought somebody found his phone and they were texting me dirty messages. And Silvana my assistant goes, ‘Oh my god, Ozzy’s just sent you this really dirty text.’ And I’m like, ‘Well it’s not him, somebody must have stolen his phone, he cant text.’ But it was him.”

While we’re glad to hear that no one stole Ozzy’s phone (we wouldn’t be shocked if he tends to leave it places), did he know that an assistant named Silvana would be screening messages for his missus? Hopefully Ozzy wasn’t too embarrassed…and hopefully Silvana wasn’t too disturbed by what she read.

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Amy Winehouse Cancels Entire Tour, Headed Back To Rehab?

Looks like she might need more than two weeks to get herself together. Amy Winehouse canceled a handful of dates after her Belgrade concert last weekend devolved into a seemingly drunken s—show, and now it looks like she’s scrapped her current European tour altogether. “[Amy] is withdrawing from all scheduled performances,” said a representative. “Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen.”

While there has been no announcement of where she’s off to, it seems likely that the “Rehab” singer, who spent a week in rehab last month to prepare for the tour, could be headed back there now. Though it’s almost been five years since the release of her breakthrough album Back In Black, it hardly looks like we’ll be getting a follow-up anytime soon.

See video from Winehouse’s disastrous concert last weekeend after the jump.

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Softball Star Jennie Finch Gives Birth To Son Diesel Dean Daigle

Jennie Finch may be the most famous softball player ever after her two Olympic medals and stint on The Celebrity Apprentice, but now she’s getting attention for the bad-ass names she and husband Casey Daigle of the San Francisco Giants are dropping on their kids. Finch just gave birth to their second son, Diesel Dean Daigle, late Sunday night. ““We are so completely grateful and beyond blessed,” Finch told People. “Casey and I are excited for our sweet precious Baby D! Ace couldn’t be any more pumped to be a big brother to Diesel.”

In case you were unclear, the “Ace” she’s referring to his Diesel Dean’s 5-year-old brother Ace Shane Daigle. With Finch having retired from the game to focus on raising her family, here’s hoping they keep bringing us little sluggers with names like Pyro Peter, Thunder Henry and Bolt Maverick. With their genes, these kids could be ruling Major League Baseball in twenty or so years.

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Julie Taymor Blames Audience For Spider-Man Musical Drama

Gee, we figured the problem was two egomaniacs teaming up to work on material neither knew nor cared a thing about, but maybe we’re wrong. According to Julie Taymor, former director of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, it was the audience—not its indifferent makers and their faulty cables—that are responsible for the musical fiasco. “Twitter and Facebook and blogging just trump you,” she said at a Theater Communications Group event this weekend. “It’s very hard to create. It’s incredibly difficult to be under a shot glass and a microscope like that.” You’d think a 2010 show that gave its first readings in 2007 and ran a record number of previews had plenty of time to gestate, but you wouldn’t be Ms. Taymor.

“It’s very scary if people are going more towards that, to have audiences tell you how to make a show,” she said, referring to the focus groups producers used when fixing their multi-million dollar musical about a superhero with songs by the guys from U2. “Shakespeare would have been appalled. Forget about it. It would be impossible to have these works come out because there’s always something that people don’t like.” She even referenced Norman Lear‘s All In The Family, whose racist lead Archie might not have survived in today’s climate. And to be fair, Archie and Arachne—whose number about spider goddesses buying shoes was cut from Turn Off The Dark—have a lot of the same letters in their name. But would Lear or Shakespeare have been making a Spider-Man musical in the first place? Maybe her decision to take on a high-profile gig based on a comic book is the blogosphere’s fault, too.

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Evangeline Lilly To Play “Woodland Elf” Tauriel In The Hobbit

Evangeline Lilly‘s movie career didn’t amount to much during her run on Lost, but she’s making up for lost time now. Following her appearance in this fall’s Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot boxing movie Real Steel, Lilly will star in The Hobbit, joining the stars of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy as as Tauriel, a “Woodland Elf.” “Her name means ‘daughter of Mirkwood’ and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing!” said director Peter Jackson on Facebook, though he added “(No, there is no romantic connection to Legolas)”—Orlando Bloom to those of you a little rusty on who played what.

The Hobbit—which will be split into two profit sources (sorry, films), has been in production since March, with the first film set to hit theaters over the 2012 holiday season. Between the original trilogy’s massive fanbase, and the honor of being the first mainstream film to be shot at 48 frames per second rather than usual 24, some think this film could wind up next year’s Avatar and the next step in 3-D filmmaking. Between this and the birth of her first child last month, we’re going to assume she hardly misses the island.

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