Tom Cruise On The Lam!


Cruise_3 Police in Bothell, Washington are "searching for an armed robbery suspect who was described by victims as looking like actor Tom Cruise." The suspect, who is reportedly "handsome and friendly" held up a video store at gunpoint and is still on the loose.

While police assume it’s just a Tom Cruise look alike, let’s examine the facts. Tom wasn’t at the Oscars, in fact the last time he was spotted in public was in Tahiti a few weeks ago. In the meantime, Cruise has had a crappy week with ex-wife Nicole’s engagement and girlfriend Katie Holmes’s new-found friendship with ex Chris Klein. And he’s not just losing control over the women in his life, he’s also losing his power in Hollywood (see Razzies, Poll). Could all this pressure be driving Tom to a life of crime? Or is this just another thing people do when they’re totally, madly in love?

Going Out In Stiles


EdgarmemorialWe’re all still mourning the loss of our beloved Edgar Stiles on 24. The man. The myth. The legend.

Spoiler Alert, by the way (if you haven’t seen it yet).

The folks over at TVGasm haven’t recovered either. It turns out they go way back with Edgar… or "Nugget", as they called him.

I don’t think I’m a lone in having years of good memories with and
about Nugget. I’d like to invite each of you to share your special
memories old or new of time you had with Edgar. I think when these
stories come together, we will all have a better understanding of who
Edgar Stiles was, and his family will see how much joy he brought to
the world.

Please leave your memories below.

So go ahead. Click here to say your goodbyes. I’ll provide you the link, but you have to provide your own tissues.

Paul F. Tompkins: The Onion Interview



Maybe you recognize him from Mr. Show, or perhaps Tenacious D. Or even the movie Anchorman. Or maybe, just maybe, you’ve noticed a man in a suit on a show called Best Week Ever. One way or another, I’m guessing you know Paul F. Tompkins.

Check out this great Onion A.V. Club interview, where Paul talks about everything from the Aspen Comedy Festival to alternative comedy to BWE. Unfortunately, the one question that I wanted answered that wasn’t asked: how many suits does he own? Maybe next interview.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Nobody Puts Their Finger In the Sauce


I hope I’m not the only one watching Bravo’s new reality show Top Chef.  Combining elements of pretty much every other reality show in history (probably best described as Project Runway meets The Apprentice by way of The Real World), Top Chef is a must-watch.  Here’s a great clip from last night’s episode, where Irishman Ken gets a little too mouthy with the master chef – and his sauce:

While You Were Shopping for Oscar Knock-off Dresses



  • Paris Hilton’s new album debuting in June includes a cover of Rod Stewart’s "Do You Think I’m Sexy?" In this updated version, however the question isn’t rhetorical.
  • Pete Doherty scrawls "I Love Kate 4 Eva" on a car window while leaving his trial for drug possession… (sigh) to be young and in love.
  • Dame Judi Dench wore a $15,000 bra by Victoria’s Secret to the Oscars. Just thought you should know.
  • Eva Longoria brings blinged out camera to boyfriend Tony Parker’s game to support him. Not to get attention.
  • Nick Lachey to star in the first CW sitcom after his sucessful guest starring role on WB’s Twins. Strangely, Ruben Studdard’s guest starring role on UPN’s One on One hasn’t helped his carrer at all.

LISTEN UP: Your Daily Dose of the Best Music Ever



  • The "honky-tonk purist" Moe Bandy‘s cheatin’ songs are the focus at Big Rock Candy Mountain.
  • Spread the Good Word says "Don Willis died in Memphis March 1st. Stop. Maker of one of the all-time great rockabilly record ‘Boppin’ High School Baby.’" Hear for yourself. 
  • The Number One Songs in Heaven says about "Ain’t Got Time Fa’ Nothin‘" by the Futures: "a floaty groover with a sexy midtempo rhythm and some lovely harmonies."
  • Keep the Coffee Coming has a little gift from Cher: "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves." No need to lay your money down.
  • Soul Shower strikes a conciliatory moment us Robert Moore‘s "Everythings Gonna Be Allright."
  • Oh! Sweet Nothing’s got  Reverend Charlie Jackson‘s "Morning Train," which he found after "fooling around on Spiritualized‘s website."
  • This is from a while back, but The Sound of Indie has a demo of the Smiths‘ "Handsome Devil."

SIZZLER: Jessica Dumped In 118 Characters or Less


It’s being reported that inexplicable stud Adam Levine recently dumped hot rebound girl Jessica Simpson via text message.  Ouch, that’s GOT to hurt.  According to tabloids, Levine’s message was only four words: "Really Busy. Need Space."

Ah yes, a text message break-up classic.  Just goes to show you that even a universally desired mega-star like Jessica Simpson isn’t immune to the flighty whims of a man with so little time and so many people to do. 

We’ve discovered a few other break-up text messages Adam considered sending:

  • Thx 4 the @ss…FU…LOL
  • 3way w/ Ash?
  • Srsly, U R gettin annoying.
  • I M Gay.
  • Maroon 5 Rulez.  Nick Lachey droolz.
  • 2 Many Daddy Issues.  C U L8r.
  • Paris, It’s Adam.  Hurts when I pee.



DrunkentarareidIn this case, DWI stands for ‘Driving While Idiotic." From

A well-lubricated Tara Reid was seen outside of Dennis Rodman‘s Newport Beach house on Wednesday morning, paying off a local resident after slamming into their car.

According to our eyewitness, Ms. Reid’s "pupils were clearly dialated, fow what reason I don’t know." After exiting their respective vehicles, Tara told the owner of the other vehicle that she "didn’t want to deal with insurance," and promptly handed the gentleman $700 dollars to "forget it ever happened."

Alex mentioned this yesterday, but I just had to add three things. 1) Tara Reid and Dennis Rodman??? This woman has officially nailed the entire C-List. Congratulations. You get a crate of Redbull and Parliaments for your hard week. 2) I never want to see the words "well lubricated" and "Tara Reid" in the same sentence ever again. Please? And 3) Is it just me, or do you get the feeling that this isn’t Tara’s first "here’s a few hundred bucks, keep your mouth shut" transaction the morning after a long night of partying? Call it a hunch.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The British Apprentice



These days everyone loves the American version of The Office so much they’re forgetting the original version came from across the pond. So to even the score,  the Brits have taken an American TV creation and made it their own.

Check out the British Apprentice. The show, which takes place in London, has the same premise as the original and the same six figure salary grand prize. But instead of The Donald, they’ve got Sir Alan Sugar– a British entrepreneur with a net worth of 800 million pounds and a business selling "set top boxes and personal video recorders." Any guesses as what will replace Trump’s trademarked "You’re Fired"? How about "My good boy, you’ve been cordially asked to leave."



The cast members of Big Love were on The View yesterday, and Joy Behar thought that the morning show was an appropriate forum to ask Chloe Sevigny about the oral-sex scene from The Brown Bunny. It’s incredilby awkward and Behar was totally out of line (and really stupid). Sevigny handled it graciously, but Bill Paxton seemed pretty upset and stands up for her. Word is that he was really pissed after the segment.

Also, you may have also missed the video of Behar hanging with a bunch of male strippers. Luckily, we just happen to have it for you!