Her onscreen threesome in Vicky Cristina Barcelona might be dominating the news these days, but let’s not forget that Scarlett Johansson is currently engaged to Ryan Reynolds. (You know, the Alanis Morissette ex that doesn’t have a song written for him because that honor goes to Uncle Joey.) Word on the street is that while Reynolds would get married to Scarlett asap (thus making their legal name ScaRy), she wants to hold off till after the election.
No, not because she’s frought with anxiety over Obama‘s presidential bid (though she and he are rumored to be e-mail buddies) but because her twin brother Hunter is busy working on the Obama campaign and won’t be able to slip away from his duties to attend the wedding till after the election.
Coincidentally, Reynolds portrayed a Bill Clinton campaign aide in this year’s Definitely Maybe; so if Hunter ever gets involved with three women like Reynolds does in the movie, the two will really have a ton to talk about. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Rumer Willis and her entire extended family including blissfully divorced parents Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, and their significant others, showed up for the budding actress’ House Bunny premiere in Los Angeles last night. Check out our gallery of the star-studded premiere, including Anna Faris, Emma Stone, and the Girls Next Door.
It seems like Universal is aiming to turn Mamma Mia! into a cult hit among the sing-along crowd. In order to boost the film’s profile (and box office grosses) over Labor Day, the studio plans to present Mamma Mia! The Sing-Along Edition in select theaters nationwide so you can finally let your inner Pierce Brosnan out.
While it’s not as campy as Rocky Horror or as beloved as, say, the now-defunct Buffy musical, this could just be the hook the film needed to take it beyond its moderate summer hit status. No word on what the audience participation might include, but we suggest that S.O.S. pads get in on the product tie-ins during the aural massacre that is Pierce Brosnan’s rendition of that ABBA song. [Source: Reuters]
Ever wonder why Ice Cube, once AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, has been getting hit in the nuts by children in movies like Are We Done Yet? and The Longshots? “Being in the industry for over twenty years, I’ve realized that my true fan base has kids – just like me. I needed to make a connection to the next generation and hopefully keep some continuity in these households and sustain my career.” Career-sustaining? Maybe. But judging from recent lyrics, there doesn’t appear to be much in the way of “continuity” between his movies and music. Uncle Cube might urge Keke Palmer to believe in herself when The Longshots comes out Friday, but on wax it’s still about “I know you full of liquor, put it on my zipper.”
Octagenarian Hugh Hefner lives by his own rules – case in point, his cohabitation with and subsequent ranking of his many Girlfriends. To become a Girlfriend, so the legend goes, he will offer his favorite Playmates a special, not-available-in-stores bunny necklace. In her new film The House Bunny, Anna Faris portrays one of Hef’s girlfriends and snags a necklace, only to be kicked out of the mansion.
Hugh was so entertained by the film that he allowed Anna to keep the necklace she wore on-screen and made her an honorary member of his “family”. “They were kind enough to give me a few of the Playboy bunny necklaces that I wear in the film. I mean, they’re not that expensive but it means a lot,” said Faris. The House Bunny opens on Friday. Hefner appears in the movie, as do his current girlfriends Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson. [Photo: FilmMagic]
Tom Cruise is pulling a Robert Downey Jr. in an attempt to revitalize his career (may we remind you of his antics?) by starring in DC Comics’ Sleeper for Warner Bros. Let’s hope for Tom producer Sam Raimi can work his magic like he did with the Spiderman trilogy. But we have a feeling that Cruise will seem even crazier in a Lycra bodysuit.
Sleeper, which ran from 2003-05, centers on an operative whose fusion with an alien artifact makes him impervious to pain and allows him to pass it on to others through skin contact.
The whole family could get involved, Katie could play his love interest Miss Misery and Suri could play the alien (that was too easy). Poor little Suri is always typecast, but the girl has her strengths.
Samantha Who star Christina Applegate talked about her fight with breast cancer today on Good Morning America. The 36-year-old actress said, “Absolutely 100 percent clear and clean. It did not spread. They got everything out, so I’m definitely not going to die from breast cancer.”
Applegate, pictured above arriving at Good Morning America, revealed that she elected to have a double mastectomy three weeks ago even though her cancer was contained in one breast. Christina tested positive for the BRCA1 gene, which is linked to breast and ovarian cancer. This seemed like the best decision after watching her mother battle with the disease and then suffer from a recurrence years later. “I just wanted to kind of be rid of this whole thing for me,” she said. “This was the choice that I made, and it was a tough one.” She will have to undergo reconstructive surgery over the next eight months. Applegate described her emotional state by saying, “Sometimes, you know, I cry and sometimes I scream and I get really angry and I get really like, you know, into wallowing in self-pity sometimes. And I think that’s – it’s all part of healing, and anyone who’s going through it out there, it’s OK to cry. It’s OK to fall on the ground and just scream if you want to.”
This challenging experience inspired Christina to start a program to financially support woman at high risk for breast cancer and she’ll also appear in the TV special, Stand Up to Cancer, airing September 5th to raise money for cancer research. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Jennifer Lopez either has a great sense of humor or a completely diluted view of the world. According to a source from Good Morning American, it’s the latter. J.Lo, who talked about training for the 22nd Annual Malibu Triathlon during an appearance on the morning show yesterday, supposedly felt her athletic triumph was more newsworthy than “that swimmer,” eight-time gold medalist Michael Phelps.
The on-set source said, “She couldn’t come up with Phelps’ name, and then she yammered on about how she was the one training for a triathlon just six months after giving birth, and how that was the big story right now, not ‘the swimmer.’”
Heidi Montag has released yet another song. We apologize in advance to your ears and your soul. [DListed]
Tori Spelling‘s boob job makes us ill. [Seriously? OMG]
Remember the best Intervention episode ever – the one with Allison the keyboard cleaner huffer – with these video homages. [BWE.tv]
Holy crap – the Jonas Brothers‘ new Texas mansion looks like something out a video game. It’s also big enough to house 23483958594069293095034 pairs of skinny jeans. [CelebSlam]
Jen Aniston‘s friends defend her against Big Mouth Mayer. [I'mNotObsessed]
Matthew McConaughey is obsessed with taking care of his son, but his baby-mamma wants to hire a nanny. Oh, the struggles of the very rich. [ICYDK]
The Olympics may be G-rated, but the athletes are not. Check out this Swedish crossbow star Sara Boberg – totally naked. NSFW, ya know. [WWTDD]
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Actress Isla Fisher does her best Shawn Johnson imitation for her husband, Sacha Baron-Cohen, and their daughter Olive in Hawaii. [Photo: Splash News Online]