We’d lost track of how many Pirates of the Caribbean films have been churned out so far, but obviously the rest of the world hasn’t. And thanks to the massive premiere Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides had yesterday at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, we now know that the franchise is up to its fourth installment now. But this wasn’t any other screening. Apart from a slinky black carpet instead of the usual red, this was the world’s first outdoor 3-D premiere! An open-air theater was specially constructed and tickets to attend ran at $1,000 a pop. Which was a very nice touch because all proceeds from the premiere were donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
The cast turned up in full force with Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Keith Richards (and his wife, Patti Hansen), Geoffrey Rush, the intriguingly named Astrid Berges-Frisbey and our new golden boy Sam Claflin. Apart from them, Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens were spotted being all BFF, Jodie Foster turned up in sunglasses (at night), Steven Tyler hung out with Mickey Mouse and Lorenzo Lamas brought his fifth wife Shawna Craig. The Dancing With The Stars crew showed up too, with Bruno Tonioli, Lacey Schwimmer, Chelsie Hightower, Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy walking the
plank carpet. And American Idol blasts from the pasts too — we know you remember David Cook, but how about Blake Lewis?! Lots more to look at in our gallery below.
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There’s something humiliating about a 57-year-old man being kicked off a dancing show in full view of the planet. Yes, we mean you, Michael Bolton.Ã‚Â Thankfully he was wearing a sombre suit whilst being cut (and while dancing), and not something sparkly, because imagine how hard it would be living that down.
Bolton got kicked off Dancing With The Stars, and for anyone who saw him dance that jive, one fact was made perfectly clear.Ã‚Â The man can’t dance. Like, really can’t dance. And judge Bruno Tonioli had no qualms in telling him just that.
His critique of the singer was seriously harsh. As in, Simon Cowell, who? He came up with gems like, “Micheal,Ã‚Â I’m a dog lover, but you make it so hard for me. You should have kept the bone and gone back into the dog house.” And, “It was a doggy mess of a jive. You did it all very, very, very badly. I think this is probably worst jive in 11 seasons. Well, I hated it!” The comments were fileld with so much comic vitriol that fellow judge Len Goodman told him to take it easy, and to keep his comments to himself!
And now that Mikey got the heave-ho, he’s venting. Michael is pissed with Bruno and wants him to apologize, publicly. He revealed, “I was disappointed with Bruno — to me, he let everybody down. My mom was there, she’s 90, she flew down to see the show… and I just didn’t expect that level of disrespect from him. Even [fellow judge] Len [Goodman] stopped him and said, ‘That’s inappropriate. I think he should apologize publicly and he should be reprimanded for it.”Ã‚Â Ok…so we’d normally say sour grapes. Ok, we’re still saying sour grapes, but we also do think Bruno’s “exuberance” really did get out of hand, no matter how much it was warranted. Don’t believe us? Chekkit after the jump… Read more…