The celebrity blogger and tireless self-promoter Perez Hilton is bringing his brand of manic-mouthed commentary to Liverpool, where he’ll serve as digital host of the MTV Europe Music Awards on Nov. 6. Not one to mince words, Perez says “if Amy Winehouse isn’t dead by then, I’m going to bring her out of rehab and we’re going to f*ck shit up.”
The real host of the night is singer Katy Perry, who is a nominee for Best New Act — a category in which she was beat out by Tokio Hotel at the American version of the show last month. Performers include Beyonce, Duffy, Pink, Kid Rock and The Killers. After the jump, read a list of this year’s nominees and visit MTV’s Europe Music Awards website to cast your votes.
Unlike most child stars, Ron Howard hasn’t made a fool of himself by cashing in on America’s affection for Happy Days and The Andy Griffith Show. He has an Oscar. He runs Imagine Enteraintment, a production company that has been behind everything from American Gangster to 24 to Changeling to Arrested Development. He doesn’t have any reason to parade his aging ass around for nostalgia’s sake. Until now.
To show how strongly he feels about supporting Barack Obama in the Funny Or Die clip above, Howard strips his clothes, shaves his beard, dons a wig and picks up a fishing pole so he can chat with TV daddy Andy Griffith in black and white. He then puts on his finest ’50s duds to cavort with Henry Winkler, better known as the Fonz. Seems the Fonz is an Obamacon, and this close to admitting he was wr-wr-wr-wr-WRONG to elect Bush.
Whether or not this will affect anyone’s vote, it’s still surprising to see Howard subject himself to this treatment. After the jump, check out a classic SNL skit from 1982, where Eddie Murphy drives him into a rage by refusing to believe that he’s actually a director—and not a virgin.
Sarah Christianson gave birth alone outside of her apartment, wrapped her newborn in a towel, and then took her to a Federal Way, WA church and left the baby on the front steps. Unfortunately for her, the whole thing was captured on the church’s surveillance video. Sarah claims she thought the church was a “safe haven” for her to leave her baby girl, whom she felt she could not emotionally and financially care for. The baby was discovered 5 and 1/2 hours later by a church member, and was suffering from hypothermia due to the chilly 49 degree weather.
Feeling bad about yourself because your Friday night plans include the first season of Gossip Girl on DVD, an order of saag paneer, and that really nice bottle of Trader Joe’s wine that you’ve been saving? Well get ready for your ego to inflate – because your life is officially more interesting than the Olsen twins‘ Hollywood existence! Mary-Kate and Ashley sat down with Oprah Winfrey yesterday to promote their new book, Influence, and all we learned is that they rise early, live apart, and eat bagels and omelettes for breakfast. That’s it. Apparently Oprah thought that the twins were born in 2008, and skipped over all those juicy skeletons they keep crammed in their walk-in closets: Mary-Kate’s eating disorder, her involvement in Heath Ledger‘s death, their many drunk Hollywood nights, and the beds full of $1000 bills that they sleep in at night. Okay, the last one was made up by yours truly, but it wouldn’t surprise us if it was true.
Feel like snoozing? The most boring clip of all can be found here. [Photo: WireImage]
The big surprise on Thursday’s SNL Weekend Update special was the return of Will Ferrell as George Bush, who gave an unwelcome public endorsement to an anxious John McCain (Darrell Hammond) and chipper Sarah Palin (Tina Fey). Jason Sudeikis, who plays Bush on the show when comedy megastars aren’t around to do it, made an appearance as Palin’s husband Todd.
One reason Ferrell might have made the appearance was to get buzz going on his upcoming one-man Broadway show. The Talladega Nights star will perform as George Bush in You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush starting February 1st, with previews beginning January 20th. Ferrell will also bring out such loved SNL characters as Robert Goulet and James Lipton, and sharing anecdotes from his days with the long-running sketch show. Fans might need to hustle for tickets, though—it’s only schedule to run for a month and a half.
Check out some more clips of Ferrell playing Bush after the jump.
Apparently the French are the most aggressive investigative reporters in the world. Take the lady in the above video clip, for example, who showed up at Amy Winehouse‘s London abode and preceeded to interview her via Amy’s intercom. The voice on the other end is surprisingly clear, articulate and kind – could Amy be undergoing some sort of transformation behind the gated walls of her flat? Eh, either that, or the drugs had just kicked in. If you don’t have the patience to start your morning off with a nice tall glass of Wino, here’s a quick round up of what you’re missing: Amy misses Blake, loves France, and is apparently putting an album together. Splendid! [via DListed]
In a video, that is. Having tried out the fairer sex in the video for “I Kissed A Girl,” Katy Perry goes boy crazy in the video for “Hot n Cold” — literally. Check out the behind-the-scenes footage of the sassy singer getting left at the altar and tracking down her man in this hilarious footage. Zebras, electro-loving vampires and Katy’s real parents are all involved, but don’t take our word for it — check out the clip here. And don’t worry…Katy Perry always gets her man.
TMZ reported yesterday that actor Michael Madsen (maybe you remember him cutting off a cop’s ear in Reservoir Dogs) was hauled away for involuntary psychiatric help on Monday after his family called paramedics about his “crazy behavior.” Madsen had a similar meltdown in a London hotel this June, but his publicist claims that, in this case, the actor was simply overtired.
Madsen just got off a plane from overseas after a grueling work schedule. He was suffering from food poisoning and extreme exhaustion and basically collapsed. He is resting now with his family by his side.
Whether or not Madsen is crazy, we know his poems are hands-down certifiable. That’s right, “Mr. Blond” has published several books of poetry, including Beer, Blood And Ashes and A Blessing Of The Hounds. Check out the actor reading “Tears”—”I remember my mother slipping into our bedroom with a man I didn’t know. And me f*cking a lot of girls. I like whores, you know…”—after the jump.
What? You thought we’d just gush over Marisa Miller‘s latest Complexcover and behind-the-scenes video of the shoot (watch it above!) without providing you with some substance? Think again! Yes, we’re mostly just plain mesmerized by her corn-fed good looks, what with that silky hair and lean bod. But she’s more than just another hot chick – she’s a person with interests, and we’re sad to say, a husband too.
And now, Scandalist presents: Five Wholesome Facts About Marisa Miller!
Two years after George Takei and William Shatner laughed it up at the latter’s Comedy Central Roast, the Star Trek vets are having an interplanetary squabble over whether Takei invited Shatner to his recent wedding, which will be declared invalid if California’s Proposition 8 is passed. Shatner kicked off the beef by releasing a surprise interview with his daughter Tuesday, where he chalked Takei’s invite snub up to Mr. Sulu’s “psychosis.”
You think their might have been an epiphany where George would say, ‘Poor Bill Shatner…I wish him well’ but instead makes this big deal about not inviting me to his wedding! What kind of sickness is going on in the man? There must be something inside him that’s festering.
When asked about the hubbub by Entertainment Tonight, Takei denied not inviting Shatner, and claimed that Shatner has avoided every big Star Trek get together, including the funeral of show creator Gene Roddenberry. “His ranting and raving is just silliness. What’s really important to us now is Proposition 8.”