After the jump, other famous folks who’ve casted themselves, with sometimes bizarre and gender-bending results.
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Former actor Darius McCrary, who played Eddie Winslow on “Family Matters,” was recently served with a restraining order. The legal action was the result of abuse accusations by his ex-wife Karrine Steffans. Steffans claims that McCrary beat her with a belt in front of her son and that this was not the first time he has harmed her. Currently, Darius is not allowed within a 100-feet of his wife, and she is looking to make the restraining order permanent with upcoming court appearances. [Huffington Post]
Unfortunately, this is not the first time a former actor has been accused of abuse later in life. Read on to see what past stars are sadly spending more time in court than on the screen. Keep reading »
I was hoping that “Avatar” fever had died down, but Wu Lingyuan, China, is keeping it alive. This region contains the mountain ranges in the movie, and enterprising citizens have found a way to turn that into dollar signs by offering “Avatar” wedding packages. The view is gorgeous, but takers are a little less excited about the Na’vi provided. As one recent bride explained, “The Na’vi were a couple of forestry workers dressed up in long underwear dyed blue wearing some very unconvincing masks. It was really pathetic.” Lucky for us, she had the picture to back it up. [/Film] Keep reading »
Other stars have spoken out against getting augmented. See which celebs are, and plan to stay, plastic surgery-free.
Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet ATC Lady, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »
MTV has found its magic ingredient to stay relevant in a post music video world—”Jersey Shore.” And thus, the cast of the addictively sleazy show will be front and center at 2010′s MTV New Year’s Eve Bash. The special has lined up a series of “Shore” stunts to get viewers tuning in. The biggest and most outlandish of which has to be the plan to put Snooki in her own ball and have her drop along with Times Square’s legendary orb to ring in the New Year, hamster-style. The rest of the “Shore” slummers have been assigned the task of turning the NYC crowd into a massive fist-pumping mosh pit in hopes of breaking a Guinness World Record. For what? I’m not sure. Largest public exhibition of douchebaggery, perhaps? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
It was a relatively slow week in Tabloid Land, but that is no reason to slack off and not stay in the know. These gossip mags are charting out the long-running dramas of celebs’ lives, and you wouldn’t want to miss a chapter, would you? That would be like skipping a soap opera for a week and expecting to be on track when you decide to watch again. Wouldn’t you hate it if you didn’t know what was going on between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart? Or with Eva Longoria and Tony Parker’s divorce? That’s what I thought! So read on and keep up on new fodder for water cooler chitchat. Keep reading »
Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Rob Fusari has been in and out of celebrity news because of his links to Lady Gaga, claiming that he “made” the superstar what she is and didn’t get paid appropriately for it. Well, it looks like money will be an issue no more! Fusari is rumored to have landed his own reality series that follow the quest he and his clients go through to make them into stars. Keep reading »
The tabloids like to say that the “Stars They’re Just Like Us,” but it looks like the stars don’t agree. Or at least, not Josh Duhamel. The actor apparently thought his celebrity status meant that he didn’t have to turn off his Blackberry on a New York commercial flight. Duhamel was asked three times by a flight attendant to turn off his phone during the aircraft’s taxi to the runway. Fellow passengers said Josh was “rude” and laughed off the attendant’s request. After Duhamel’s third refusal the attendant called the gate for assistance and the plane had to return from the runway so Josh could be escorted off. His reps say that Josh is sorry and that he was texting people about how the flight was delayed. Well, now he can comfortably sit in the airport and let people know he isn’t going anywhere. [TMZ] Keep reading »