Starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Full disclosure. I knew I was going to be in love with this movie before I even saw it. Typically, this kind of over-hyping would cause me to end up being disappointed — “Marie Antoinette” directed by Sofia Coppola suffered this fate — but not so. I laughed, I cried, and Ryan Gosling, poor thing, has been usurped by the wonderfulness that is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I know, I can’t believe it either.
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Auditions for the next season of “American Idol” are fast approaching, but wannabe singers may not be the only ones who are asked to leave the stage. Judge Paula Abdul‘s contract is up and she hasn’t been offered a new one yet. The producers are keeping quiet about what they plan do to with Paula, which is pissing off her reps. Paula’s manager said, “It does not appear that she’s going to be back on ‘Idol.’” Rumors that Paula may be leaving have sparked a “Keep Paula” movement on Twitter. It’s the second highest topic on the Twitterverse, right after “Indonesia Unite” and right before … “SpongeBob?” If Paula is giving up her judge’s chair, whatever will she do with her life? Here are our suggestions. [LA Times] Keep reading »
“Twilight” groupies who can’t stop—won’t stop—at prowling Forks, Washington, for Edward and Bella, rejoice! On August 10, a weekly show with the news and gossip about “New Moon,” the next flick in the “Twilight” saga, will debut on ReelzChannel. Executives say they “Twilight Weekly: Spotlight” will be the first-ever weekly TV show about an upcoming movie. Whether this staves off or revs up the next deluge of Robert Pattinson/Taylor Lautner obsession until it comes out in November remains to be seen. [NY Times]
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Have you ever come across those sites or Google Ads for deeply discounted designer goods that make your heart swell? All of a sudden, you’ve come across the world’s best secret, where you can buy a buttery leather Chanel tote for less than the cost of a steak dinner. Most of the time, these scams are pretty evident, but every now and then, some deals slip through the cracks and actually seem legit. Becoming convinced and shelling out cash for what you think is a bargain, however, can have more serious repercussions than you think.
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Not that Perez Hilton is publishing the most poetic prose ever, but just so you know, he’s got a ghost writer—or two, or three. See, the celebrity blogger let the name ‘Jonathan Lewandowski’ appear in a post back in February and this was a bad thing because Hilton had an agreement with Lewandowski, a young blogger, to never do so. On a twisted side note: apparently Hilton also had an agreement to promote Lewandowski’s blog on his site in exchange for sex tapes? But I digress. So Lewandoski saw his name on Hilton’s site, got himself into a tizzy, and filed a lawsuit in a Los Angeles court. “Nay!” Perez Hilton said when he learned of the suit because it was not him who wrote that post, but his sister, Barbara Lavandeira. In the past, Perez has said that his sister “is my assistant and helps a little bit.” But this suit certainly makes it seem like she has a much bigger hand in the site than Perez has copped to. So why won’t he let his sis or any others get credit? It’s not like he has such a great reputation to keep in check… [Defamer] Keep reading »
A call girl who worked for the same escort agency from which disgraced New York Governor Eliot Spitzer procured call girls and who saw Spitzer as a client is claiming that she serviced the needs of another unnamed governor. According to a New York call girl named “Annie,” described as an “elegant blond courtesan,” she met with “Gov. X” three times. The governor is married, and a representative told a reporter that Gov. X had never called upon a hooker for sexual services. Annie contends otherwise, claiming her former boss, ex-madam Kristin Davis, booked her with the unidentified governor through a man who went by “Michael.” He picked her up in a sports car, they all went to dinner, and then she and the governor went to an apartment that the agency maintained and had sex. “He was a very standard client. He didn’t take the full hour. There was no exchange of money. Michael handled the payment.” After several more dates, Annie found out the governor was married, and “His wife is quite prominent in her own right.” So, who is it? Gawker has a list of some possibilities. I’m putting my money on Pennsylvania governor Rendell, whose wife is a federal judge, but who knows. With jaws wagging, only time will tell. [New York Daily News] Keep reading »
“16 And Pregnant”: it’s not just an MTV reality show, it’s also America’s scary reality! A Centers for Disease Control report just came out which discovered teen pregnancy increased in recent years. Teen birth rates rose during 2006 and 2007, after having decreased from 1991 to 2005.
More scary news is the number of AIDS cases in young men. CDC data shows that between 1997 and 2006, the number of men ages 15 to 24 with AIDS increased, as well. [ABC News] Keep reading »
We’ve long admired Lady Gaga‘s ambitious and avant garde fashion style, but has she gone too far with this one? Poor Kermie. Keep reading »