Brittany Murphy, who died on Sunday of cardiac arrest, was apparently suffering from some sort of illness before she passed away. TMZ – the Woodward and Bernstein of celebrity death journalism – reports that the actress had been dealing with flu-like symptoms in the days leading up to her death, and she was apparently vomiting in the shower the morning she died. Adds a source, “There were a lot … a lot of prescriptions in the house.”
TMZ is reporting that actress Brittany Murphy has died of cardiac arrest. According to the site, paramedics responded to a call placed early this morning at her husband’s house; she was later pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Best known for her work in movies such as Clueless, 8 Mile and Riding In Cars With Boys, she was just 32 years old.
This is obviously sad news, and comes at the end of a year that’s been particularly saturated with celebrity deaths. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Brittany, pictured above earlier this month, will always be remembered by her epic moments in Clueless. To borrow a line from the movie, this news is “way harsh, Tai.” Way harsh.
Browse through photos of Brittany Murphy below.
There was no shortage of hot blondes and handsome gentlemen at last night’s New York premiere of Sherlock Holmes. While Rachel McAdams looked chic in a rosette-adorned black jumper, leggy Blake Lively stole the spotlight in a lace party dress. Who looked hotter? Recently-bleached McAdams or the resident sex pot of “Gossip Girl”?
Nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as Sherlock, Robert Downey, Jr. looked to be having a grand ol’ time at the premiere, goofing off with co-star Jude Law and squeezing his wife Susan. Also on the red carpet were brunette beauties Eva Mendes, Jessica Szohr, and Ashley Greene in some attention-grabbing lipstick. [Photos: Getty Images]
Sherlock Holmes has been blowing up our Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Twitter Tracker! To tide over the Tweeters until Christmas Day, we’ve got production stills and movie clips!
We have a pact with our office mates regarding food in our teeth – if you see something, say something. No one wants to head into a meeting with poppy seeds in their front teeth. Seems like Nicole Kidman doesn’t have that pact with her co-workers. Kidman walked the red carpet at the New York premiere of Nine, which racked up 10 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations, with powder all over her nose and under her eyes on Tuesday and there was nary a good friend nearby to tell her the truth about her face.
Now, if this were a younger, leggings-loving starlet we’d make the obvious cocaine joke, but Kidman is a class act and we’re sure that she was just trying to eliminate the sheen created by hundreds of flashbulbs shining on her delicate features. This is why it’s essential to travel to the bathroom in packs, ladies. We have to look out for one another because even the statuesque, impossibly thin, gorgeous ones occasionally go astray. [Photo: GettyImages]
Award season officially kicked into high gear today as the third set of nominations this week were announced. Frontrunners are beginning to emerge, as some actors have consecutively racked up nods from the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Golden Globes, and now the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Christoph Waltz‘s performance as a snide Nazi in Inglourious Basterds seems to be a shoe-in for some hardware, as does break-out star Anna Kendrick‘s straight-laced role in Up in the Air and Morgan Freeman‘s portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Invictus.
Here are all the Theatrical Motion Picture SAG nominations:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
- Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
- George Clooney – Up In The Air
- Colin Firth – A Single Man
- Morgan Freeman – Invictus
- Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
- Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
- Helen Mirren – The Last Station
- Carey Mulligan - An Education
- Gabourey Sidibe – Precious
- Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia
More after the jump.
Finally we get to see Kristen Stewart‘s mullet in action! The first Runaways teaser trailer is out, but it doesn’t give too much about the film away, other than it being a film about 70′s girl power, rock n’ roll and Dakota Fanning looking insanely sexy in a feathered wig. (Yes, we feel uncomfortable typing that.)
Perhaps the most interesting part of the clip is not what we see, but we we hear: Kristen Stewart belting out “Cherry Bomb,” the badass chick anthem which we’re eager to see make a comeback on the charts a la “Bohemian Rhapsody” via the Wayne’s World soundtrack back in the 90s.
Watch – and listen – above.
Zoe Saldana, attending the premiere of Avatar in Hollywood, did her best to make up for the lack of actual skin we see from her in the big-budget CGI epic. Co-stars Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver and Giovanni Ribisi also hit the red (or rather, blue) carpet, along with closing credits siren Leona Lewis and countless well-wishers like Audrina Patridge, Bill Paxton and Virginia Madsen. While it’s too soon to tell if direct James Cameron’s post-Titanic gamble will pay off, the film’s good buzz—including nine Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominations—more than suggests it might.
See who else showed up to get their first look at one of the most anticipated movies of the year in the gallery below.
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While Kate Hudson and Madonna understandably didn’t pose together at Tuesday night’s Nine premiere in NYC, the New York Post says Alex Rodriguez‘s exes had plenty to talk about at the afterparty. “When the cameras were on Kate she was all smiles,” said their source. “But privately you could tell she has had her heart broken…It was her big premiere, and she was upset Alex wasn’t there to support her.” Would Madonna have shown up if he was going to be?
Though their alleged split has been credited to Hudson’s desire for publicity or commitment (or, depending who you ask, both), the Post says she and Rodriguez are trying to work things out. “They had a huge fight in London at the premiere of Nine, and Alex flew to Miami to hang out with his friends. But in the last few days he and Kate have started speaking again on the phone. She hopes they can work things out. But they are both very stubborn.” If they don’t patch up, just make sure not to play Jay-Z‘s “Empire State Of Mind” around her again. “When the song was played at the after-party, Kate looked at her mom [Goldie Hawn] and did a fake scream.” Aww, the Yankee anthem was their “Look Of Love”…or at least “Rollin’ With The Homies.”
Madonna and Lourdes were only two of the women strutting their stuff at the NYC premiere of Nine last night. For the first time, all the Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominee’s female stars were in attendance on the red carpet: Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson (who skipped out on the LA premiere), Fergie (who missed the London one), Marion Cotillard and Judi Dench. Also present were Daniel Day-Lewis, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Tobey Maguire, Kimora Lee Simmons, Goldie Hawn (supporting daughter Kate) and Naomi Watts (who should have helped pal Kidman with her support). Check out their ensembles in the gallery below.
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They were on for two years, then rumored to be off just a few weeks ago, but then their reps were like, oh no, they are so on. Jake was even rumored to be proposing. But now the Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal breakup rumor is back, and a source confirms to Gossip Cop that the two “are no longer together” and the breakup was “amicable and mutual”. “Gyllenspoon” never did roll off the tongue that easily, so maybe it’s for the best.
The couple met on the set of Rendition in 2007, a film which will join Mr. And Mrs. Smith as being memorable only because of the celebrity couple it created. Now that Reese and Jake are broken up, you can feel free to forget it entirely.
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