Sandra Bullock’s Family Drama: Husband’s Porn Star Ex Denied Visitation Rights


Sandra Bullock, Jesse James and Janine Lindemuller

Sandra Bullock‘s Oscar nomination isn’t the only good news she received this week: husband Jesse James scored a small victory in his custody battle with ex-wife Janine Lindemuller, keeping the porn star from regaining visitation rights with their 5-year-old daughter Sunny. Lindemuller initially lost custody after a six month prison term for tax evasion, and James has argued that her criminal activity (she’s currently in a halfway house for violating parole) and risque lifestyle (she’s married to an ex-con, runs an X-rated webcam from their home) should keep the pin-up from regularly interacting with Sunny—even making phone calls.  “She texts at least twice and up to 20 times a day, demanding to talk to Sunny,” said James. “But sometimes she’ll go a week at a time where she doesn’t make a call. She has no filter on what she tells [our daughter] about prison. There’s a lot of conversation about prison or jail and things that I don’t think a 6-year-old can comprehend or process.”

While Lindemuller will still be allowed to make daily phone calls to her daughter, she won’t see Sunny in person anytime soon, having missed four of her last five scheduled visits, including the Christmas Eve quality time she fought for in court two months ago. Earlier, Lindemuller had accused Bullock of wanting Sunny as her own on Good Morning America (“What would give her the right to take away my daughter?”), a claim the Blind Side star denied (“it couldn’t be farther from the truth”). James and Lindemuller will have their next court date in June, after monthly joint therapy sessions.

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Where The Wild Sopranos Things Are


It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good old-fashioned internet movie mashup — I got really tired of them in 2007, like the internet’s version of Thai food — so I was actually kind of refreshed to see that someone did the very-thinkable and inserted James Gandolfini’s Sopranos dialogue into his scenes from Where The Wild Things Are.

By the way, I came up with that super not-forced mashup title — just call me Clever Name Comer Up Wither Man (Language NSFW):

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Everybody Sings “Everybody Hurts” as Michael Stipe Chagrins Somewhere


We’re guessing that when producers said to legendary REM front man Michael Stipe “Hey, listen, we want to put together a we are the world style cover of ‘Everybody Hurts’ for the victims of Haiti. Oh, yeah, we’re gonna have Miley Cyrus and Susan Boyle sing on it by the way. Whaddya think?”

On the one hand, Stipe was probably happy that his iconic melody would be used to raise money for one of the worst natural tragedies ever. But you know, somewhere deep down inside that fuzzy, giant skull of his, he had to have the least bit of regret for writing the saddest “don’t kill yourself” tune of all time.

Here is the single, available for download next Sunday, which also features Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Cheryl Cole, Mika, Michael Buble, James Blunt, Jon Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, and a bunch of British people you haven’t heard of.

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John Mayer Solves Tiger Woods’ Sex Problems

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John Mayer knows about sex – after all he can’t play his guitar with having multiple orgasms (in the face, at least), and he’s scored with a lot of hot ladies – Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston – and broken some hearts along the way. Thus we think his real talent lies not in guitar playing (though yeah, he’s good) but in offering up advice on all things fornication. John got particularly blabby about the subject in a recent interview with The Independent, rambling about Tiger Woods‘ marriage, dirty text messages, and wearing his future wife’s ass on his head like a hat. No, really.

“Tiger Woods’ problems come from him being married. The end. It has nothing to do with control. If Tiger Woods was a single guy, what sort of angle would there be to a text message? If Tiger Woods was single, and he texted a girl and said ‘I wanna wear your ass like a hat’, why would that ever hit the news? I can text whatever I want to anybody in the world; I’m not married. I write a lot of dirty text messages to girls, and you’ve never seen any of them. Why? Because if a girl brought a dirty text message from me to the newspapers, they’d say ‘I don’t have an angle here. Someone wants to wear your ass like a hat? Big deal. He’s 32 years old. He’s a single guy. If John Mayer has a wife and sends dirty texts, then we got a story.’ And that’s why I won’t do that. When I get married that’s gonna be my vows, ‘Do you, John Mayer, take this woman to have and to hold, to wear her ass like headgear?’ Yes, I do – you’re the one whose ass I wanna wear like a hat for the rest of my life.”

Se what we’re talking about? Mayer’s verbal diarrhea is more epic than his guitar solos. And now we finally know why he dumped Jennifer – he just didn’t want to wear her ass like headgear for the rest of his life. What a shame – it’s so toned!  [Photo: GettyImages]

Amanda Seyfried Dives Deep At Dear John Premiere


Amanda Seyfried

While other photos reveal some see-through support, Amanda Seyfried appeared to risk a mammoth wardrobe malfunction at the Dear John premiere in Hollywood last night. That Seyfried and co-star Channing Tatum shot a new ending for the Nicholas Sparks adaptation just last month doesn’t bode well, but the pair’s giggly antics on the promotional circuit suggests Seyfried and Tatum have some serious chemistry—though hopefully not as much as they had with their respective former co-stars/current lovers Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!) and Jenna Dewan (Step Up). Could these be the young stars’ dramatic breakthrough? See who joined the stars on the red carpet in the gallery below.

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Your Full List Of 2010 Oscar Nominees


Best Picture

The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up In The Air

— We went 7-for-10 in our Best Picture predictions yesterday, erroneously including Invictus and Nine, two semi-flop dramas that I underestimatedly expected the Academy to just toss in there, and also mistakenly included Crazy Heart, which apparently only exists so Jeff Bridges can finally get his Acting Oscar.

In their places, the Academy, in a stunning display of open-mindedness and competency, actually included Up and District 9, two awesome and universally well-reviewed movies that I was rooting for, but which are precisely the type of films that never would’ve had a shot to crack the 5 nominees under the old system (maybe this 10 nominee thing is only slightly completely ridiculous?) They also threw in The Blind Side — a film that voters would’ve forgotten if it came out earlier in the year or didn’t perform as well at the box office — which I definitely didn’t see coming. Get it? Blind Side? Didn’t see it coming? Whoa, I just got nominated for an Oscar for COMEDY.

Best Actress

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julia And Julia

— Probably a toss-up between Mulligan and Bullock, depending on whether Hollywood wants to pull the “Make Younger Actress More Known To Boost Future Box Offices” or the “Reward Veteran Actress For Doing A Bunch Of Movies”. I think they’ll go with Bullock.

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up In The Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

— Much as I’d love to see Renner snag this, it’s clearly Jeff Bridges’ to lose. Clooney will get some votes too, but ultimately his position will be weakened because he already has a Supporting Actor Award, whereas it’s probably a now-or-never year for the well-liked Bridges.

After the jump, the rest of your 2010 Academy Award Nominees — feel free to leave your own reactions / predictions in the comments:

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Pop Stars Update “We Are The World” For Haiti


We Are The World

Though noticably short on rock stars (Rob Thomas may pass for Steve Perry, but Joel Madden does not pass for Bruce Springsteen), Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie assembled an impressive array of talent for their 25th anniversary re-recording of “We Are The World” Monday night. Among those appearing on the single to benefit Haitian relief efforts are Akon, Will.I.Am, Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Toni Braxton, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Jamie Foxx, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Groban, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Keri Hilson, Jennifer Hudson, Enriquie Iglesias, Wyclef Jean, the Jonas Brothers, Kid Cudi, Gladys Knight, LL Cool J, Katharine McPhee, Jason Mraz, Pink, Carlos Santana, Nicole Scherzinger, Snoop Dogg, Jordin Sparks, Barbra Streisand, Usher and Kanye West, who was undoubtedly on his best behavior after that Hope For Haiti snub.

While Lil Wayne has revealed he covered Bob Dylan’s vocal, the full singing order has yet to be revealed (we’re pretty sure Vince Vaughn redid Dan Ackroyd‘s part, though). Check out photos from the recording, which was shot in 3-D for release later this month, in the gallery below.

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RuPaul’s First Music Video Show Glimmers of Future Fabulosity


Last night, we liveblogged the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Logo, which proved to be both entertaining and informative (as an example, they call sleeping with women “fishing,” something that is both horrifying and proof that they don’t sleep with women). And watching that bejewelled gazelle RuPaul glide across our small screens in various flowy frocks got us wondering: How exactly did America’s most famous tucker (Brazil has a different winner) get her start?

Oh internet, you answerer of all inane questions, once again you have come to the rescue. We learned that Ru’s first single was a mind blender of beats called “Ping Ting Ting,” and for what it lacks in catchiness, it makes for up for in horrifying images. Enjoy!

AD WIZARDS: Punxsutawney Polamalu Sees His Shadow, Is Also Probably Rabid


The real Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, meaning we’re in for six more weeks of winter (or possibly not, as it’s a groundhog), but far more disturbing is this commercial for TruTV, featuring a feral, miniaturized version of the Steelers’ Troy Polamalu, who projects we’re in for six more weeks of football.

I personally don’t believe him, both because the Super Bowl is this coming Sunday, and because I don’t trust anyone that so closely resembles Little Man: