If you’re close enough to a computer to read this, you’ve obviously heard about the tragedy befallen the town of Newtown, Connecticut. Latest reports say that 18 of the 27 people shot in a school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary are children. Police have announced Adam Lanza as the suspected gunman; his mother was found dead inside the school. If only to distract yourself from the grim procession of new details (and the tears intermittently falling out of your eyes), we gathered celeb tweets for the survivors from everyone from Rihanna to Rashida Jones to Michael Moore. For more serious advice on how to cope with the tragedy, head over to MTV Act.
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 andLorenzo 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.
While Maksim Chmerkovskiy appeared to be in a lot of pain after dropping Kirstie Alley early into their rumba on Dancing With The Stars, he plowed through the routine…and says he won’t be giving up any time soon. “I’m good. It’s sore [but] it’s fine. It’s not a pain that will stop me,” he said on Good Morning America. “The person that got scared the most is Teddy. He’s one of the pro dancers in the troupe this season. He’s like, ‘Aw crap! I’m the stand in!…[But he's] not taking my spot that easy!”
Though Chmerkovskiy blamed the mishap on a muscle problem, Kirstie Alley tweeted she was to blame as well. “Maks is too humble,” she tweeted. “We all know it takes TWO to Tango..on our feet or on our asses…it takes TWO ..I will do better from now on.” With Kirstie a show favorite, it’s unlikely the fall will cost them the contest, and it sounds like they’ll have to drag Maksim from the floor either way.
Looks like there’s a lot more than dancing going on between these two! Erin Andrews was all over her Dancing with the Stars partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy this week. The action went down at SL on West 14th Street and a source reported, “They couldn’t keep their hands off each other. First they started waltzing around the club, then the night ended with dirty dancing.” Ariba!
The love clues were all there before. Chmerkovskiy very recently said, “I think she’s goofy and funny and sexy.” They’ve been hedging the whole ‘are they dating’ question. When asked by Ellen DeGeneres if there was a relationship, Andrews said, “Depends on what day you get us on.” That sounds quite convenient…and hot!
The dancers on Dancing With The Stars are getting to be as famous as the celebrities they’re partnered with, but sadly it looks like the power couple of the show, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff, have decided to call it quits. The couple was engaged on January 1st of this year and planned to wed in June, 2010, but due to their hectic rehearsal schedules, they could barely make time to plan the wedding.
Smirnoff told E Online earlier this summer, “The only thing we’ve decided on is next year in June. We were supposed to pick the place, but we’ve never actually had the time to go further.” The couple has been busy dancing in “Burn The Floor” on Broadway while also prepping for season 9 of DWTS. Prior to dating Chmerkovskiy, Smirnoff was involved for two years with Mario Lopez, a former contestant on the show. If this trend continues, we expect her to start dating Tom DeLay any minute now. [Photo: GettyImages]