In a Hollywood museum specializing in erotica, there lies a grainy tape of a woman having sex with a man on a couch. The museum says it’s widely believed, though denied by her estate, that the woman is Marilyn Monroe, circa 1948. Fast-forward some 60 years, past Rob Lowe and Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton. The latest celebrity sex tape contains 14 minutes of seriously hard-core action between actor Colin Farrell and a former Playboy Playmate, punctuated by dialogue like: "Where’s the zoom on this?" But like his predecessors in the genre, Farrell’s career is not likely to be harmed at all. In fact, it could even get bigger. It seems what we expect from our celebrities is radically different from what we expect from, say, our politicians. Or ourselves. "The public is very forgiving," says Kate White, editor-in-chief of Cosmpolitan. "And very intrigued. It’s not like, ‘Oh no Colin, not you!’"
Thank goodness we can rely on CNN for such penetrating analysis of this important issue.
Ted Leo of Ted Leo & The Pharmacists fame is good at saying what’s on his mind. I mean, go listen to Shake The Sheets, the whole thing is a big F-U to our president (Mr. Leo isn’t a fan, naturally.) Well, today on his website, Ted turns his attention to a new enemy: Bono.
This is gonna be bad karma for me, so I’ll probably delete it soon, but I have to vent to somebody… So, I’m a fan of everything before "Rattle & Hum," and I’m a BIG fan of "The Unforgettable Fire." But I’m sitting here on the train watching "The New Order Story," from the DVD box set Santa brought me for Christmas, and there are a few moments of commentary from SeÃ±or Vox that I’ll refrain from chategorizing, lest I "lose my s***." But anyway, in one of them, he says "Ahh — the legendary voice! Ian Curtis!" Would have been embarrassing enough in an "obviuosness grasping at hipness" kind of way, but he has to go that one step further, HE ALWAYS HAS TO GO THAT ONE STEP FURTHER!!, and he starts singing "Love Will Tear us Apart"… WRONG. He sings:
Love, love will tear us apart…
F*** you, Bono.
You hear that Bono, Ted Leo don’t like you! Fat chance he’ll let U2 open up for him on his next tour. Sorry buddy.
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Broward County, Fla.: Cocaine bust erupts into violence.
Egotastic has pics of the Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal chatting it up with One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush at the local dog park.
Insert appropriate doggy-style jokes in the comments section. Extra points for including Chad Michael Murray.
What do Matthew Perry and Aaron Sorkin have in common? No, not that. They are going to be working on a new show together:
After lengthy negotiations, the former "Friends" star will join D.L. Hughley and Steven Weber in an untitled drama set behind the scenes at a fictional long-running sketch-comedy series in the mold of "Saturday Night Live." Perry will play a genius comic writer who was forced out of his position as co-executive producer on the sketch show after a dispute with the network, UBS. Weber will play UBS’ ambitious chairman, and Hughley one of the sketch show’s three stars. Aaron Sorkin, who created the project with Thomas Schlamme, wrote Perry’s part with the actor in mind. "A lot is going to be asked of this cast," Sorkin and Schlamme said. "We still have a number of roles to fill to complete the ensemble, but you couldn’t hope for a better start than these incredibly gifted actors."
Assuming everyone behaves, this could be a hit for a long time.
First we hear about the Yellow Cab driver who was so infuriated by Paris Hilton’s drunken taxicab " bladder accident" that he saved the soiled rag he used to clean up her mess as a DNA sample to prove to the world that she’s a really "sloppy" drunk.
And now that rumors of Clay Aiken’s love of Military Men are spreading across the Internets like wildfire, it turns out that the American Idol’s Drill Sergeant has saved some DNA specimens of his own.
DNA – it’s everywhere. Literally.
Big Momma’s House 2 has "moments of raucous humor" according to USA Today
Bob Longino of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls it an "infectious comedy."
"more than mild chuckles" says Entertainment Weekly.
And The New York Times hails the movie as being "generally good-natured"
That’s why Big Momma’s House 2 is the BWE movie of the weekend. You don’t want to miss it!
Is Upton Sinclair the new James Frey? CNN has the story:
He was a man for whom the term muckraker was coined, a crusading journalist and novelist who never hesitated to expose scandal at the highest levels of government and business. But now the integrity of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Upton Sinclair is being questioned 38 years after his death because of the discovery of a letter he wrote in 1929. Quotes from the letter in recent news reports make it seem that the man who exposed the horrors of the meat-packing industry in the 1906 book "The Jungle" covered up a confession from a defense lawyer that famous anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were guilty of the murders for which they were executed. Many people thought the two were innocent and prosecuted for political reasons.
If this turns out to be true, weâ€™re going to have to take back Sinclairâ€™s Best Year Ever (1906) Award.