Hope everyone has already started planning their viewing party—Sunday night is the premiere of “True Blood” on HBO. I haven’t figured out what food I’m going to serve, but I know that for drinks, we’ll be having True Bloody Marys. I have very high hopes for season three of the show, especially after reading this week’s “TB”-themed issue of Entertainment Weekly, which is full of fleshy plot tidbits. After the jump the Cliffs Notes. And, uh, SPOILER ALERT. Keep reading »
Angelina Jolie should sharpen her black eyeliner; she may be playing Cleopatra on the big screen very soon. Producer Scott Rudin—the dude who brought you “No Country for Old Men,” “There Will Be Blood,” and a slew of Wes Anderson flicks—has optioned the new book Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff, and says that he is developing the movie for and with Angie. This is super exciting for several reasons. First of all, because Cleopatra is one of the most powerful women in ancient history and perhaps the one with the juiciest love life. And second, because in the very famous 1963 adaptation of the pharoah’s story, Cleopatra was played by Elizabeth Taylor and Mark Antony by Richard Burton, whom she fell in love with on set (and eventually married twice) even though both were married to other people at the time. So maybe Brad will prepare his asps to play Antony? Hey, we can dream. Schiff, who wrote the book the movie will be based on, says, “We have little idea of what [Cleopatra] actually looked like.” But then also, “Physically, [Angelina]‘s the perfect look.” Which is confusing. But whatever. [Radar] Keep reading »
I’ll give you a hint: His mom is a leggy, American supermodel. Find out the answer with more hot shots, after the jump! Keep reading »
“Heard from a VERY reliable source that D released her OWN sex tape. Heard it’s disgusting. Such disregard 4 her kids. I feel horrible 4 them.”
—Jacqueline Laurita tweets about her old friend Danielle Staub‘s sex tape. I could definitely believe this. After all, the video is recent, as this appears to be Danielle’s new face. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
Be still, my heart: “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” might be a made into a movie! Actress Billie Piper told the U.K.’s Sun newspaper that the Showtime show will end after four seasons, but that may not be it for her character Hannah/Belle. “I’m about to start filming the fourth series and then that will be it,” she said. “I’m not sure it has legs past four seasons so we’re trying to develop a movie.” Do it, Billie! Quit while you’re ahead. I’d be first in line when Belle hits the big screen. [The Sun] Keep reading »
Alex McCord was by far my favorite NYC housewife this year because she finally stopped holding in her anger and let people know exactly what she thought of them. The main target on the receiving end of Alex’s wrath was a very deserving Jill Zarin. We had a little hint of Alex calling Jill out during the season, but even I could feel Alex’s frustration at Jill’s annoying and defensive arguing. On the reunion tonight at 9 p.m., though, it seems Alex has practiced exactly what she wants to say to the hawker of fabrics and gossip. Check out the video above for a little taste of their word battle and peep Bethenny Frankel reaming Kelly Bensimon after the jump. And is it just me or does it look as if another Kelly personality is about to come out when the clip ends? Keep reading »
Who said sports can’t be fun? Last night at game three of the NBA finals, Boston Celtics fans tried to distract Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom by holding up masks of his wife Khloe Kardashian’s face to distract him. Ha! Too bad that little stunt didn’t work. The Lakers beat the Celtics anyway. I also got a chuckle when I heard that AshleyMadison.com, the dating site for infidels, made a $25 million offer for the naming rights for the Meadowlands Stadium, the new home for the New York Giants and New York Jets. What would they call it? The Mistresslands? Lots of Sports Stars Have Affairs Stadium? An even more pressing question: where in the heck did they get $25 million? All this ridiculousness almost makes me want to follow sports. Let me think about it. OK, not really. [NY Daily News, TMZ] Keep reading »
The other day Amelia and I were talking about “The Bachelorette” (duh) when she admitted that she might just audition for the next season of “The Bachelor” if hottie Roberto were the prize. I asked if she’s ever tried out for a reality TV show before and she assured me that she hadn’t.
“I have,” I replied.
“Really!?” she asked.
“Yes,” I said, shamefully. It’s not something I’m proud of, but way back in 2001 I sent in an audition tape for the low-rent show “Big Brother.” Hey, if you’re going to do something like that, aim for the stars, right? In my defense, I was 24; I hadn’t really chosen a career path and for some crazy reason I thought being locked up in a house with a bunch of strangers for three months and having my every move taped for national television might help me find one. As if that weren’t bad enough, I spent most of my three-minute audition lip-syncing a Bob Dylan song and playing air bongos into the camera. Naturally, I made it to the semi-finals. Keep reading »
Taylor Swift may be the princess of country music, but Carrie Underwood proved she was the not-that-much-older queen at last night’s CMT Music Awards. The former “American Idol” left the fan-voted show with two prizes, including the top honor of “Video of the Year” for her song “Cowboy Casanova.” This is the second time she has won the award—she won in 2007 for “Before He Cheats,” one of my biggest guilty pleasure songs of all time. But in that two-year gap, Swift dominated the awards, taking home the top prize wins for “Our Song” and “Love Story.” Many expected the teen would have another big year at the CMTs with “You Belong With Me.” But instead, Swift left empty-handed. Which might be a first for the songstress who usually leaves award shows clutching a fistful of trophies. Underwood’s double win made her the biggest prize winner at this year’s show. Other winners included Miranda Lambert’s first win with “White Liar” for best female video, while Keith Urban took home the male version of the award with his video “‘Til Summer Comes Around.” [CMT]
Who do you think is country music’s “it girl” — Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood? Keep reading »