The Internets are abuzz this morning with a rumor that the producers of the long-in-the-works Baywatch movie are considering Justin Timberlake for the lead. According to TwitchFilm.com, he’d play “a disgraced former Olympic swimmer who tries out for the Baywatch crew.” This sounds like awesomeness along the lines of Jonah Hill’s and Channing Tatum’s 21 Jump Street characters, which renewed our faith in all TV-show-to-movie adaptations. Also, we are already planning many Justin Timberlake shirtless galleries, slo-mo running videos and GIFs.
Alas, some industry experts, like Indiewire, think JT would never go for the part, since he’s all into serious movies that prove his acting chops (like Friends With Benefits?) And maybe that’s a good thing. If he made a movie like this, and we all went to see it, since we are powerless in the face of his charms, it would mean he would keep acting all the time … which in turn means that he’ll continue NOT RECORDING MUSIC. So now, hear us, Hollywood (especially you, Baywatch studio Paramount, since we’re the same company and all, and should be working together for the greater good). DO NOT sign Justin onto your movie unless there’s a clause in his contract that requires him to record at least 14 new tracks. (None of this “music supervising” for Jessica Biel’s next movie stuff either; we want the real “Sexyback” deal.) /Rant off.
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Kristen Stewart is more than just a beautiful, frowny face. She’s a beautiful, frowny face who could sleep on a pile of $1,000 bills if she wanted to. And why wouldn’t she want to? The woman is human after all. Earlier today. Forbes ranked KStew number one on their newly released list of the highest paid actresses; adding up the estimated $12.5 million she pulled in for each Breaking Dawn flick and her leading role in Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen raked in a cool $34.5 over the past 12 months. There are some very familiar faces on the list (which we’re going to make you ponder before you click the jump, because we like to keep you guessing), but our question is: guys…why the fudge isn’t Scarlett Johansson in the top ten?
Let’s think about this, shall we? Johansson was a lead character in last month’s The Avengers, which has so far earned $1,421,000,000 worldwide, not to mention her turn in the admittedly forgettable We Bought A Zoo last December. If Forbes is counting the money KStew made off this month’s Snow White, clearly they should have counted ScarJo’s Avengers paycheck. If ScarJo earned less than $11 million (the amount pulled in by the lady in the #10 spot) in the last year, we will quit our jobs and become her agent ourselves. We will, so help us Blog!
And now you may see the other women! We doubt you’ll be surprised by most of them. Well, maybe one funny lady…
People deal with divorce in different ways. Katy Perry found solace in the arms of Florence + the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd, while Russell Brand…well, we’ll get to him in a minute. “She’s the real deal. She loves London, so I’m just showing her the sights,” Ackroyd gushed to British mag Heat about Perry, whom he has been romancing since at least April. When asked by his interviewer if their relationship was first either coupledom, or “purely about sex,” he replied, “No, no, it’s not like that. Um, more like the other one.” We love how much Rob stuttered over the question, though we guess it’s an awkward query no matter what the answer is: “Why, yes! It is all about sex! Hot, sweaty sex!” or “Why, yes! I’m in love with Katy Perry and haven’t discussed it with her yet, so why not reveal it in this magazine right now?” See what we mean?
Meanwhile, Russell Brand bought a gun! Allegedly! He’s also gotten deep into meditation, so hey, whatever it takes to make ‘em happy. “I’ve been learning to fire guns. My mother said, ‘Don’t learn to fire guns, Russell.’ Well, I’ve learnt and now I’ve got one. I mean, me, own a gun? I shouldn’t really have access to hair gel but I can fire a gun if I need to,” the Rock of Ages star joked with Britain’s OK! Magazine. Meanwhile, “I’m dedicating myself to all sorts of interesting things you know,” the U.K. paper The Sun quotes him as saying. “Transcendental meditation, kundalini yoga, these things are right good for the old spirit.” Hey, go for it, you guys! More Kleenex, Ben & Jerry’s and hysterical crying for us then!
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We’ll readily admit that we are complete ghouls and goblins for looking forward to the Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries divorce proceedings. We can just tell they’re going to be insane! How are we so certain? According to TMZ, Kim Kardashian just subpoenaed Kris Humphries’ alleged ex-girlfriend Myla Sinanaj to find out what, if any, dirty secrets Myla might have learned while dating Kim’s soon-to-be-former husband; Sinanaj’s lawyer Joe Tacopina said his client would comply with the request. On a related note, if you hear maniacal cackling and the smell of brimstone over the next few months, you can pretty much guarantee that’s us!
While we initially didn’t understand why Humphries would try to keep his lady friend Myla under wraps (Kim gave Kanye a $380,000 birthday Lamborghini and doesn’t seem to care who knows it), TMZ postulates that Myla might have some information regarding Humphries’ claim that Kardashian defrauded him. Or as they put it, “did he blow his cover during pillow talk?” In that case, Kris’ paranoia makes some sense. Man, money makes everything complicated, doesn’t it? We are so luckily to be single and broke as a joke. Hey…we’ve never typed that sentence before. There’s an upside to everything after all!
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We regret to inform you that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have officially split after 14 years of togetherness. Excuse us as we dry our tears off the keyboard. The celeb couple we thought would stand strong throughout the years has called it quits “amicably” according to Depp’s spokeswoman. The statement released to Entertainment Tonight also asks that everyone “respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children.”
Both of them have said in the past that they do not need a piece of paper to prove their mutual respect and love for one another. Paradis once told Elle “I love the romance of ‘let’s get married,’ but then, when you have it so perfect … I mean, I’m more married than anybody can be – we have two kids. Maybe one day, but it’s something I can really do without.” But last few years have clearly been rocky for the couple, who have not graced any red carpet together in over a year. They reportedly even live in different homes on different continents, with Depp in Hollywood and Paradis in France.
The pair got together in June of 1998, when Depp saw Paradis sitting at a bar in the Costes Hotel in Paris. He was apparently so stunned by her beauty that he asked a friend to invite her to their table. In that first meeting they spoke for 2 hours. And before we knew it, 2 hours turned into 14 years! We can only hope for the best for them and their children, but would it be so bad for us to break out the ice cream and a rom-com so we could cry for a little?
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Bobby Brown married to his manager Alicia Etheredge yesterday at a ceremony in Hawaii while on tour with his group New Edition. We’re guessing the couple have a soft spot for concerts, considering Bobby proposed to her in the middle of a 2010 Florida gig! “I got my passion back for music and for loving myself because of her,” he told People back in 2011. Brown dressed down for the occasion, wearing a fly red tracksuit and white sneakers that matched his new wife’s gorgeous cream-colored gown. They were surrounded by family, including Brown’s children Landon, 23, La’Princia, 22, and Bobby Jr., 19, and 3 year old Cassius, who served as the ring bearer.
But as with most things in the Brown family these days, it wasn’t a totally joyous occasion. Bobbi Kristina, Bobby’s 19-year-old daughter with the late diva Whitney Houston, was not there to see his dad tie the knot. Reportedly there’s a lot of bad blood between the two at the moment, and she opted to remain in NYC to shoot her reality show The Houston Chronicles instead.
Of course it was the women folk who caused the Chris Brown/Drake fight! It’s always the ladies that start smashing bottle over obscene notes written about Rihanna. “Chris and Drake, them two was there, but it’s other people that be around that take s— to the next level,” Meek Mill told XXLMag about the now notorious nightclub brawl. “Things just happen in the club. I seen girls in there throwing bottles, all types of s—. All types of people. I never seen Chris Brown or Drake throw a bottle and I was there.” Interestingly, Mill’s claim seems to contradict Breezy’s lawyer Mark Geragos, who claimed last Friday, “I turned over evidence that clearly demonstrates that it is Drake who instigated all of this. I think it’s clear that the cops view Chris, (bodyguard) Pat and (girlfriend) Karrueche as victims.” So are we to believe that Drake has some sort of army of bottle-hurling lady fighters he can dispatch at will? We’ll believe that right now if we have to! Knowing Drake, that is more than plausible.
Meanwhile, the club that hosted the brawl has been shut down. In an article by the New York Observer, (entailed “What Rihanna Hath Wrought,” because of course. That woman must have caused all this trouble despite the fact she wasn’t even there), NYPD spokesperson Paul J. Browne is quoted as saying that Club W.i.P. is currently “closed as a result of several violations in a stipulation agreement that was made by the owners and the N.Y.P.D.” So did that stipulated agreement say that at no time will a militia of bottle-throwing girl warriors be deployed into the V.I.P. section? If not…something to think about for next time, everybody.
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Bradley Cooper and Scarlett Johannson? Talk about a match made in beautiful people heaven! Hopefully you weren’t too excited about the reports that Cooper had rekindled his relationship with Zoe Saldana, because he and Johannson were spotted having a romantic meal at Wolfgang Pucks in the Bel Air Hotel last week. A witness told RadarOnline.com that the two “were definitely having more than a ‘friends’ dinner, it seemed pretty obvious they totally have the hots for each other.”
And we’re happy to report that chivalry is not dead! Cooper was a perfect gentleman as he stood up when ScarJo left for the restroom and again when she returned – how sweet! The witness also said that Cooper “seemed almost distracted by Scarlett’s beauty, especially since she was wearing a very low cut dress, and Scarlett was totally working her charms. She kept flipping her hair when she laughed at his jokes.”
This isn’t the first time rumors have soared about these two. After their on-screen hook-up in 2011, Life and Style reported that they were spotted dating off-set at NYC hot spot, Provacateur. It’s too soon to say anything definite, but we’re looking forward to seeing more from the He’s Just Not That Into You co-stars!
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We’ve already seen photos of collateral damage stemming from the Chris Brown/Drake nightclub brawl earlier this week, but once you hurt Tony Parker‘s ocular cavity? That, our friends, is a bridge too fair. “I was there with a bunch of friends when a fight broke out. They started to throw bottles about. I got it all,” the NBA star admitted today about receiving eye damage during the feud at Club W.I.P. “The cornea has been touched. I can’t do anything for seven days. But I was lucky. The injury won’t prevent me from competing in the Olympics in any way.” Frankly, Breezy and Drake can stand face-to-face smashing bottles over each other’s heads Three Stooges-style for all we care, but if they screw up America’s chances for a gold medal, so help us god…Wait a minute, isn’t Tony playing for the French team? Was this all some kind of genius conspiracy?
Speaking of conspiracies, we love the rumor circulating about the note Chris Brown allegedly tried to send over to Drake with a $2,000 bottle of Ace of Spades champagne, the note that started it all which supposedly read, “I’m still f— Rihanna.” According to Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos today, however, “I turned over evidence that clearly demonstrates that it is Drake who instigated all of this. I think it’s clear that the cops view Chris, (bodyguard) Pat and (girlfriend) Karrueche as victims.” Breezy was supposedly sent that note with his lady in the club? Lord have mercy. Then there’s the fact that the NYPD is investigating whether gunshots might have been fired in the club. “We have several eyewitnesses telling detectives they heard what they believed to be shots fired during the disturbance,” police spokesperson Paul Browne said today. Needless to say, we like this a lot less. Not at all, really. Please don’t let that be true, is what we’re saying.
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Oof, we don’t know whether to panic or swoon with relief just yet! Local ABC affiliate KABC reported that Lindsay Lohan was found unconscious in her hotel room and taken to the hospital in Marina Del Rey, California. Paramedics were called to her penthouse room in the Ritz-Carlton at 10:15 a.m. PT. Now, according to TMZ, it looks like she was just sleeping off a really long couple of days at work and someone overreacted. Sources told the gossip site that she was shooting Liz & Dick for two days straight without sleep. UPDATE: Apparently, she called the movie’s production staff saying she didn’t feel well, and a doctor was called to the scene. That doctor, in turn, called someone from the hotel to check on her, and when the hotel employee determined she was “unresponsive,” they called 911. When paramedics arrived, they determined she was OK and did not take her to the hospital.
Here’s the official statement from her rep, Steve Honig, as told to E! Online: “Lindsay has been working a grueling schedule for the last couple of days. Last night she worked from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. She was exhausted and went back to her room to sleep. Producers were apparently concerned and called the fire department and paramedics found her sleeping but determined that she was fine, just extremely exhausted and slightly dehydrated. She is on her way home now to rest and will be back on set later today.”
First of all, everyone involved in Liz & Dick, WHY are you working the girl this hard? She hasn’t had a lead role in a while, and she’s clearly in a fragile state. Also, you are a Lifetime movie. Is that really worth putting her health at risk? C’mon!
By the way, this comes almost exactly a week after Lohan was hospitalized when her Porsche crashed into an 18-wheeler.
Stay tuned for more!
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