UPDATE: It’s official! Eddie Murphy will host the Oscars at next year’s ceremony on February 26, 2012. “Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever,” Oscars producer Brett Ratner announced today. “With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances — especially onstage — I know he will bring an excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show Don and I want to produce in February.”
After living through the sad trumpet sound that was the Anne Hathaway James Franco Oscars ceremony, rumors about Eddie Murphy’s Oscars hosting gig make us so excited, we forgot all about Norbit. Well, we almost forgot all about it, as clearly we were still able to remember to referenceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦okay, now it’s gone.
Deadline reports that next year’s Oscars producer, director Brett Ratner, is submitting Murphy’s name to the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences today, with the hopes that Eddie, who is allegedly “showing interest,” will officially come onboard as 2012 host. Ratner likely came up with the idea from casting Murphy across from Ben Stiller in his upcoming Tower Heist, where he was reminded how good Murphy can be even when not channeled by a whimsical, kind-hearted CGI donkey.
Did you have a great Labor Day weekend? Did you surf? Drink? Eat? Sunbathe? Was it amazing? Yes, I’m sure. I’m sure it was THE BEST.
Although, too bad you weren’t in Florida, though (unless you were in Florida, of course). At some point this weekend, Clearwater turned into Paradise — Ganstga’s Paradise, in fact — when oft-forgotten Coolio put on a show at Shephard’s Beach Resort’s Old Skool Labor Day Weekend. And, boy oh boy, did Coolio put on a show.
And by “put on a show,” we mean “terrify the crowd into thinking they were about to be eaten alive, one by one, by a zombie who looked a tad like the guy who made some awesome gangsta rap songs about Michelle Pfeiffer fifteen years ago, because YIKES WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO COOLIO AND IS HE A ZOMBIE NOW???”
If you can’t stand the heat, definitely don’t stand next to Gabrielle Union at the beach! The Bring It On star spend Labor Day in the sands of Miami with her basketball-star beau Dwayne Wade and her two children, Zaire and Zion. The hot mama showed some spirit for her man’s team, wearing bikini bottoms emblazoned with the word “heat”. But the famous Miami Heat hasn’t got a thing on Gabrielle. For more sexy fun in the sun, just click on the gallery below!
[Photo: Splash News Online]
The U.K. company PizzaExpress recently held a competition inviting aspiring musician-pizzamakers (we don’t have a single word for this profession yet? Get with it, English) to recreate their favorite album covers in the form of pizza.
Here are the 5 Notable Pizza Album Covers — it’s an interesting hodgepodge of Pizza Top 40 meets pizzafied dorm room walls — but the results look delicious. Though people just don’t pay as much attention to pizza album art ever since the rise of iPizzas (or pPods? Whatever, you know the joke.) Click any of the pics for full size:
1. Madonna – True Blue
2. Jimi Hendrix – Kiss The Sky
Nicole Richie left hubby Joel Madden and son Sparrow at home to hit up the Malibu Chili Cook-Off with growing-like-a-weed daughter Harlow. While Nicole donned a typically stylish boho ensemble, ringlet-laden Harlow looked refreshingly normal and totally adorable in her jellies. Nothin’ like a little chili and some mother-daughter bonding!
Former Vice President Dick Cheney — often cited as the evil mastermind behind George W. Bush‘s disastrous presidency that basically ruined the free world and led us into both economic despair and multiple wars based on lies and personal vendettas — just released a book! Hooray for Dick! It’s called In My Time, and apparently it ‘s supposed to make the guy seem cuddly (good luck).
And since Cheney can be blamed for the death of thousands of American soldiers and innocent civilians, he has been playfully dubbed “Darth Vader” for his basically being relentlessly wicked, just like in the movies!
But, hey, he’s got a sense of humor, so Jay Leno — also terrible, but not necessarily evil — thought it would be A REAL HOOT if Cheney showed up on The Tonight Show dressed as the Star Wars villian, which is a very funny joke. Do you think Dick Cheney would ever show up to a soldier’s funeral dressed like that? Or is this just the type of shtick he saves for national TV appearances that aren’t press conferences regarding global terrorism?
Fingers crossed, his cold, battery-operated heart will withstand Father Time long enough for him to recoup cold, hard cash for his 576 pages of hard work!
[via Huffington Post]
We never want to come across like we’re saying anything bad about Coco, because it would risk pissing off her husband, Ice-T. And that would be like punching a hornet’s nest. So that being said, we’d like to say that Lady Coco is the very picture of class and elegance in this dress that appears to be constructed of black bondage tape. Goodbye H&M, hello S&M! We love the way the latex hugs her not-at-all-fake-in-any-way-seriously-guys-we-mean-it curves. She wore the sexy couture on the red carpet at the Vanity nightclub in Las Vegas, where she and Ice were hosting a party over the weekend. Ice-T probably wore something too (we guess), yet because he was standing next to Coco our brains didn’t register it. But we’re sure he looked very nice too! (We’re cool, right Ice?) Check out more in the gallery below!
[Photo: Getty Images]
Madonna is at the Venice Film Festival, promoting her film, W.E., which has, so far, received a pretty dismal reception. So it’s no wonder Madge was in a pretty feisty mood when a fan approached her at a press conference with flowers. She politely accepts the gift before placing it under the table and releasing her inner Real Housewife, rolling her eyes and whispering to a nearby confidante that she “absolutely loathe[s] hydrangeas.”
You know what they say: you can take the girl out of New York, but
she’s still a fierce biotch you can’t take the New York out of the girl. More of this, please, Madonna. No more children’s books. Just this. More of this.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Rashida Jones were spotted spending Sunday afternoon out for lunch together in Los Angeles as Jake’s dog, Atticus*, patiently waited outside. Reportedly, they were having a lot of fun with each other, probably because both of them were like, “Hey, you know who’s gorgeous? You! And you know who else is gorgeous? Me! And you know how you’re kind of unassuming about how hot you are, without making it a big deal and, therefore, only making you even more attractive to the adoring public? THAT’S HOW I AM, TOO! Not even lying! So, let’s just have perfect sex and get it over with, right?”
And then that’s probably what happened. Perfect, beautiful sex between two perfect, beautiful people.
*Very awesome dog name, Jake Gyllenhaal.
Twas a good weekend for Spanish tennis god Rafael Nadal. He victoriously beat David Nalbandian in the third round of his match at the U.S. Open. And tennis nuts know that that is a big deal.
For the rest of us dummies who are still scraping the sand out from behind our ears, the big takeaway from this story is that Rafael Nadal experienced some pretty hardcore cramps during the post-match press conference, and we basically get to see what it looks like when Nadal
is struck by a physiological moment of seething pain that is the result of his fierce athleticism orgasms.