Heath Ledger is the favorite to win in this year’s Best Supporting Actor competition — and it’s not just because the Academy feels sad about his untimely death. Still, Heath is up against some amazing actors — all of whom have a legitimate shot. Could Josh Brolin, Robert Downey Jr., Philip Seymour Hoffman or Michael Shannon take home the prize? Vote now and read our Oscars predictions.
There doesn’t appear to be an overwhelming favorite in this year’s Best Supporting Actress category. Who do you think will win? Vote now and read our Oscars predictions.
On the heels of the domestic dispute involving Chris Brown and girlfriend Rihanna on Sunday, both singers have pulled out of upcoming gigs. Rihanna postponed a concert in Malaysia this week and Chris has pulled out of the upcoming NBA All-Stars.
Rihanna’s Los Angeles-based reps informed Malaysia’s Pineapple Concerts that her concert, scheduled for Friday, will be rescheduled for an unspecified date “in light of recent events involving Rihanna.” The singer, who was released from the hospital yesterday, reportedly intends to return to her native Barbados to be with family and is continuing to cooperate with police during their battery investigation against Chris.
Chris, meanwhile, “has withdrawn from NBA All-Star events,” said a rep for the NBA. Chris was scheduled to participate in the All-Star festivities on Sunday in Phoenix and play in a celebrity game two days before the event. Wrigley has also suspended their ads which featured Chris promoting their gum and stated they are “concerned by the serious allegations made against” him. [Source: Us Magazine; Photo: Getty Images]
Welcome to Tourist Trap, where we hit NYC’s Times Square to talk to regular folk about what’s hot in entertainment. In this episode: we hit up the streets to see what people think of the rumor that Michael Jackson may be turning his hit album Thriller into a Broadway show. After all, gossiping is human nature, as is attempting to dance like a zombie in the middle of Times Square. We’ve got it all in the clip above.
- Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight are bailing on Grey’s Anatomy to make crappy romantic comedies. [DListed]
- For someone who claims to have quit acting, Joaquin Phoenix still really craves the spotlight, eh? [Wonderwall]
- Is George Clooney dating the gorgeous 26-year-old niece of assassinated Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto? [Buzzfeed]
- Puppies! Adorable pics from the Westminster Dog Show! Squeal! [Jezebel]
- The owner of the “Michael Phelps bong” has been arrested. Way to go, America. We did it. [Seriously?OMG]
- Nicole Richie stares at food but doesn’t eat it, natch. [PopSugar]
- Eliza Dushku gets off the D-List and onto the cover of Maxim. [PITNB]
- Kanye West is “devastated” by Rihanna‘s injuries at the hands of Chris Brown. Aww. Big brother West! [Celebitchy]
Alex Rodriguez is at the heart of yet another scandal, but this time it’s not about his penis! Not to worry – bulging muscles are involved. The Yankees slugger admitted earlier this week that he took steroids while playing for the Texas Rangers, from 2001-2003. “I was young,” he said. “I was stupid. I was naive.”
A-Rod’s drug use has yet to cause him any sort of real scorn, unlike Michael Phelps, whose being treated like an ax murderer after he was recently caught suckin’ on a bong. He’s even trying to deflect attention from himself onto the Sports Illustrated reporter who broke the story, claiming she stalked him. Right. But whether or not he keeps his lucrative sponsorships and makes it into the hall of fame is nothing if the fans hate you, and it seems that the self-absorbed star has already lost that battle.
At least A-Rod has an army of fellow roid-heads to cushion his fall from grace. We’ve got Hollywood’s favorite juice junkies and muscle-heads lined up below for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy – and then just say no!
Emma Roberts, Eric’s daughter, Julia’s neice and the former star of Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous, has kicked off an indie film career, with Lymelife and The Winning Season both showing at Sundance this year. Looks like 2007′s Nancy Drew is going to be the next child star turned hip actress, so it’s a good thing she’s turning 18 today. Otherwise nerdy college boys might feel a little awkward.
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British model/sex tape star Abi Titmuss told The Sun that Mickey Rourke tried to hook up with her after winning a BAFTA award last Sunday. Maybe her dress (was it a tit nipply in London that night?) got him thinking about that flasher in France.
I think he was surprised I wasn’t just a typical glamor girl with big boobs and no brain….The last thing I said to him was, ‘No, I won’t be sleeping with you tonight, Mickey.’
Why not? Was it something he said? Wore? Smelled like? Mickey undoubtedly found someone else to celebrate his win with, but we sympathize with any lingering disappointment he might feel. This is a woman who said “I love sex. I’ve always been really good with my tongue and it’s very long,” after all. Sounds like his kind of lady. Hell, anyone’s.
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In 1992, former campaign director of communications George Stephanopoulos was a key member of Bill Clinton‘s inaugural staff and Laura Dern had an Oscar nomination for Rambling Rose. Today, Stephanopoulos hosts ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos and Dern just won a Golden Globe for the TV movie Recount. The 5’6″ commentator and the 5’10″ actress were both born on February 10th. Click on the photo to find out who’s older.
A movement is underfoot in the Bayou to get porn star Stormy Daniels – winner of the 2006 AVN Award for Best Supporting Actress Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre – to run for Senator. A group in Louisiana has started the Draft Stormy movement, complete with a website touting the Baton Rouge native’s “entrepreneurial experience and inspiration.” The fact that she has great boobs and enjoys masturbating on film is not mentioned, but would certainly be an added bonus.
If successful, Stormy’s campaign would pit her against junior Senator David Vitter, who gained notoriety in 2007 when his number appeared on the phone records of a prominent D.C. madame. He’s a staunch right-winger who loves illegal sex, which makes him the perfect competition for a porn star. She may bone on camera, but he cheated on his wife with prostitutes – clearly the clean cut dude’s got the more questionable morals. Let the race begin!