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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Britney Spears to guest-star on 'Will and Grace'

It looks like Britney Spears is headed to primetime. The pop princess and new mom will appear as a guest star on NBC’s “Will & Grace,” Access Hollywood has confirmed.

The Emmy Award-winning comedy, which will end its eight year run in May, is known for landing high-profile guests including Madonna, Demi Moore and Michael Douglas.

A source told Access that it is a “done” deal and Britney will likely tape her cameo episode sometime in February. A spokesperson for NBC declined comment.

In what will be Britney’s first primetime television episodic appearance, she guest-stars as a Christian conservative sidekick to Jack (Sean Hayes) on the episode “Jack Talk,” set to air on Thursday, April 13.

In the episode, when “Out TV” is bought by a Christian Television Network, Spears is brought on to be Jack’s new religious co-host—until Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack loosen her up.

Britney brings her own additions to the talk show when she decides to do a cooking segment called “Cruci-fixin’s.” | source: MSNBC

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Reese Witherspoon Wins At SAG Awards

Reese Witherspoon as singer June Carter in 'Walk the Line' and Philip Seymour Hoffman as author Truman Capote in 'Capote' won lead-acting awards Sunday from the Screen Actors Guild, while the ensemble drama 'Crash' pulled off an upset win over Brokeback Mountain' for the overall cast award.

'Oh, my God, y'all. Sometimes, I can't just shake the feeling that I'm just a little girl from Tennessee,' said Witherspoon, who plays Carter during her long, stormy courtship with country legend Johnny Cash. 'I want to say my biggest inspiration for this movie obviously was June Carter. She was an incredible woman. | source: Associated Press

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Entertainment News Article | Reuters.com

Walk the Line' star and presumed Oscar contender Joaquin Phoenix walked away a bit shaken but otherwise unhurt when the automobile he was driving rolled over in the Hollywood Hills, police said on Friday.

The 31-year-old actor told police the crash occurred when his brakes failed as he was driving along a winding stretch of Lookout Mountain Road shortly before 3 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, said Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Martha Garcia.

The performer's car overturned on a hillside and collided with another vehicle, but neither driver was injured in the wreck, Garcia said.

A police officer who arrived on the scene found no evidence of alcohol, drugs or criminal negligence involved, so the crash will be left to the insurance companies to investigate.

'The officer helped (Phoenix) exchange information with the other party, and that was the end of it,' Garcia said.

Phoenix won a Golden Globe Award and is favored to capture an Oscar nomination next week for his role as country music star Johnny Cash in 'Walk the Line,' co-starring Reese Witherspoon. He also has been nominated by the Screen Actors Guild, which presents its annual film awards on Sunday.
The actor's spokeswoman, Susan Patricola, was quoted by Us Weekly magazine on its Web site as saying Phoenix was "doing fine" after the accident but "may be very sore in the morning." She said he still planned to attend the SAG Awards.

Other films Phoenix has appeared in include "Gladiator," "The Yards" and "Quills." He is the younger brother of actor River Phoenix, who died of a drug overdose at age 23 in 1993. | source: Reuters

Kutcher Among Reno Restaurant Investors

Ashton Kutcher is among a group of investors expected to launch a restaurant in a planned Reno hotel-condominium-casino.

The new Dolce restaurant would serve the same Italian cuisine as its Melrose Avenue location in Hollywood, Calif.

With its celebrity investors, who include Kutcher, best known for his role on 'That '70s Show' and as the husband of Demi Moore, the restaurant could attract a glamorous crowd, said Grand Sierra Resort Corp. President Thomas Schrade.

Other celebrity investors include Danny Masterson and Wilmer Valderrama, also stars of 'That `70s Show;' Chris Masterson of 'Malcolm in the Middle;' and Jamie Kennedy of 'The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.'

Grand Sierra Resort officials announced plans in May to buy the Reno Hilton hotel for $150 million, convert it to hotel-condominiums and build a large indoor water park on the property.

The Hilton, northern Nevada's largest hotel-casino with 1,995 rooms, will be renamed Grand Sierra Resort. | Source: The Associated Press

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Kevin Federline - A No-Talent Mr Spears?

Hey kids! What’s Portuguese for “no-talent hack”? If you guessed “K-Fed,” you’re burning up!

Sure, the Google translator may not agree. But language is fluid, give it time. (Think how fast Snoop Dogg embedded “izzle” in the participle zeitgeist.) In the wake of Kevin Federline’s rap debut, “PopoZao” (Portuguese for bodacious derrière), Brazil might just oblige. It’s the least South America can do for the United States — the country that gave the world its very first Mr. Britney Spears.

Allegedly the first single from an upcoming album, Federline’s “PopoZao” dropped exclusively on Yahoo Music Unlimited and quickly became the hottest thing on the Internet since “Saturday Night Live’s” “Lazy Sunday” video. Blogs, chat rooms and bulletin boards were on the Brazilian-flavored disco ditty like trailer trash on a pop star. And not because, like Mr. Pibb and Red Vines, it’s crazy delicious. Word to Sean Preston’s mother: Turns out the popular-culture consuming audience doesn’t really like Kevin Federine. | source:MSNBC

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Actor Chris Penn dies at age 43

Actor Chris Penn has died in a Santa Monica residence, with no signs of foul play, a local ABC television affiliate reported Tuesday.

Penn, 43, was the brother of actor Sean Penn and starred in dozens of films.

He played baby-faced criminal Nice Guy Eddie Cabot in director Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs” and starred along with his brother in the 1986 film “At Close Range.” He also played Willard Hewitt in “Footloose” in 1984.

Recently, Penn voiced Officer Eddie Pulaski in the video game “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.” Santa Monica police and the Los Angeles County Coroner were not immediately available for comment.
| source: MSNBC

Monday, January 23, 2006

George Clooney and Teri Hatcher Dating?

Are George Clooney and Teri Hatcher an item? The two have been spotted looking cozy at various spots around Los Angeles, and are doing little to dispel buzz that they're dating. "If I went on a date with George Clooney I would not be talking about it," Hatcher has been quoted as saying.

When The Scoop asked Clooney's spokesman, Stan Rosenfield, to respond to reports that the hunky actor had gone on several dates with the "Desperate Housewives" star, he replied, "What is your definition of a date?" He later came back and said, “I spoke with George and this is what he told me. ‘The rumor-reports, etc.’ that I’ve had ‘several dates with Teri Hatcher’ is not true, but if it was true, you’d be the first to know.’” | source:MSNBC.com

Reese Witherspoon's Globe Gown Was Worn By Dunst

Reese Witherspoon's gown wasn't vintage - though it had been worn by another actress three years ago. Photos published this week showed the Golden Globe winner wearing the same glittery Chanel cocktail dress that Kirsten Dunst had worn to the awards in 2003. Witherspoon, the best actress in a musical or comedy winner for "Walk the Line," was seen asking Chanel President Maureen Chiquet at an after-party why she wasn't told the gown already had a public outing, Women's Wear Daily reported.

Gretchen Fenton, publicist for Chanel, told The Associated Press the fashion house was "unaware" that Dunst, star of the "Spider-Man" movies, had worn the dress. The fashion house apologized for "the oversight." "We are honored that Reese chose to wear Chanel and thought she looked beautiful," the company said in a statement. "We congratulate her on her well-deserved win." Witherspoon believed the gown - in a champagne color with metallic trim on the bust "was vintage", her publicist, Nanci Ryder, was reported as telling the New York Post in Wednesday's editions.

"Reese was told the dress was vintage," Ryder was quoted as saying. "It was not. I'm not angry - just a little disappointed, but the big deal is Reese won the Golden Globe." A press release from the company on celebrities wearing Chanel gowns to the Golden Globes had described the dress as vintage. Fenton said the gown is from the 2002 couture collection and isn't considered vintage." | source: MSNBC.com

Britney Spears Rescued By Paparazzi

Sometimes, even the world's biggest stars need a little bit of help � and sometimes it comes from the most unlikely of sources.
Access Hollywood has learned that Britney Spears and her brother were rescued by paparazzi on a California highway Sunday evening.
Britney was with her brother, Bryan, driving through Malibu on Sunday when their Ferrari broke down.
In a rare moment of cooperation, the paparazzi (who were trailing the pop princess as usual) helped Britney and Bryan, 29, push the car off to the side of the road, according to a source close to the Spears family. The shutterbugs then stayed with the siblings until police showed up. When authorities arrived, Britney and Bryan hopped into the backseat of a squad car and were driven home. | source: MSNBC.com

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Angelina Jolie 'Yes I'm Pregnant'

Angelina Jolie is expecting a baby this summer with Brad Pitt, PEOPLE has confirmed. 'Yes, I'm pregnant,' Jolie told a charity aid worker in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday. The pregnancy has since been confirmed by representatives of both stars.

This is the first biological child for Jolie, 30, who is already the mother of son Maddox, 4, whom she adopted from Cambodia, and daughter Zahara, 1, adopted from Ethiopia in July.

Jolie, who has often spoken about expanding her family, added that she'd like to adopt again. In October she told PEOPLE: 'There's something about making a choice, waking up and traveling somewhere and finding your family.' | source: People Magazine

Gwyneth Paltrow Confirms Second Pregnancy

The syndicated television entertainment show 'The Insider' is reporting that actress Gwyneth Paltrow is pregnant with her second child with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. During an interview after last night's screening of her movie 'Proof' in Los Angeles, Paltrow was introduced as a pregnant woman by moderator Lou Diamond Philips.

He asked the actress, 'How far along are you?'
Paltrow answered, 'Far enough along to feel very cumbersome.'
There has been speculation for months about the pregnancy. The 33-year-old actress and Martin have a 20-month-old daughter, Apple. | source" MSNBC

Eminem Re-Marries Ex-Wife Kimberly

Rapper Eminem and his former wife remarried Saturday, five years after an ugly divorce ruptured their turbulent relationship.
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, and Kimberly Mathers exchanged vows in a small and tightly guarded ceremony at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Hills, near Detroit.

Journalists and fans crowded the entrance to the grounds around the hall -- a popular wedding site on the Oakland University campus -- as guests began arriving in the afternoon. Little information was available from inside but Eminem's publicist, Dennis Dennehy, confirmed to Reuters that the wedding had taken place. | source: MSNBC

Hilary Swank and Husband Chad Lowe Split

Two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank and actor husband Chad Lowe have separated after more than eight years of marriage. 'Hilary and Chad have decided to separate, but they are hopeful they'll be able to get through this tough time,' Swank's manager Troy Nankin said in a statement Monday.

There was no elaboration on the reason for the split.
Swank, 31, and Lowe, who turns 38 on Jan. 15, were married on Sept. 28, 1997. The pair have no children. | source: Yahoo! News

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Whitney Houston Back On Drugs?!?

Whitney Houston is back on the drugs and looks like a bag lady, the National Enquirer reports in its latest issue. The once-stunning Grammy winner was photographed at an Atlanta gas station at 4 a.m. one morning last month, looking disheveled and bizarre in pajama bottoms, a $50,000 fur coat and a messy wig.

The supermarket tab says Whitney's voice is shot from years of cocaine abuse and she and her hubby, Roxbury homey Bobby Brown, are running out of money. The newspaper claims Houston, who underwent rehab at least twice since confessing on TV three years ago she had used cocaine, pills and booze, has blown through her fortune buying drugs and supporting a posse of hangers-on. And because she cannot record, no new cash is coming in.

But sources close to Brown say the ex-New Edition crooner is up to date on child support payments to his ex-galpal and Stoughton resident Kim Ward, who has two of Bobby's kids. Brown even made a whopping payment to the kids' college funds last fall, ending years of delinquency.

"He's all paid up," said our spy. "But she doesn't look good."
Brown's Bravo reality series "Being Bobby Brown" has been renewed for another season. | From e-mail forward.