Last night Jennifer Garner appeared on “The Jay Leno Show” to promote her film “The Invention of Lying.” Or so she hoped. Before Jay would let her talk about the movie, Jennifer had to recite the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup (since husband Ben Affleck is such a huge fan).
Jennifer was able to name the players with no problem, even adding commentary like, “he looks like George Clooney” and “he’s been having a great year, by the way.” Pretty impressive, Jen!
This got us to wondering just how many of you take on your boyfriend’s hobbies or become fans of the sports teams he likes. Has your boyfriend’s obsessive checking of scores rubbed off on you so much that you’ve become a fan yourself? Keep reading »
Kim Zolciak‘s song “Don’t Be Tardy for the Party,” which was recorded during an episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” has been removed from iTunes because producer Don Vito still owns the copyright to the song and hasn’t been paid yet for Kim’s studio time. The song was number three on iTunes for four days last week, according to a source who spoke with E! Online. Kim’s rep had no comment, but Don Vito (he doesn’t have one of those first names that sounds right without the last name) only had pleasant things to say about Kim (unlike that other producer Dallas Austin): “I think [Kim] is a good person and it was fun working in the studio with her. We made a great record and I look forward to working with her on the album again.” [E! Online] Keep reading »
Speaking of politician butts, did you ever want to see Tom Delay shake his? Well, your dreams have finally come true. On last night’s premiere of “Dancing with the Stars,” the men of the competition showed their moves. Aaron Carter was clearly the best, but we think that’s cheating since he’s under the age of 50 and has a boy band background. UFC fighter Chuck Lidell took the award for Awkwardest Expression Whilst Salsaing. But it was Delay who stole our hearts with his performance of “Wild Thing,” thanks to his lip syncing, knee sliding, and just generally making everything groovy. Check it out, above. Tonight, the women perform. Go Melissa Joan Hart! Keep reading »
What would happen if HBO did a spin-off of “True Blood,” only it was a half-hour sitcom called “At Merlottes”? One thing is for certain: It would be funnier than “Two And A Half Men.” [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Last night Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. President to take on the “Late Show With David Letterman” when he made an appearance on the late-night talk show and discussed Afghanistan, the economy, health care, and heart-shaped potatoes. The President made the day of a woman from Missouri named Mary Apple when he asked to take a look at the wrinkled heart-shaped potato she brought to the show. The woman threw the potato up to Letterman and he handed it to Obama who said, “Well, thank you so much for sharing.” While Obama said the potato was the “main reason” he was there, Letterman’s Top Ten list gave several other possible reasons Obama agreed to do the show, including: “Wanted to congratulate Dave on the big Emmy win.” (Letterman lost the Emmy to Jon Stewart for the seventh year in a row).
Personal aside: Letterman films his show in my neighborhood, just two blocks from my apartment, and yesterday afternoon I met up with my husband, who was on his way home from work, and we were lucky enough to catch President Obama leaving the studio after his interview! It was a thrill to see all cops rev their engines in the front of the motorcade and then see the President himself drive past, but the best part of all is that Obama actually looked right at us, like us, personally, and smiled and waved! And I even have a video clip to prove it! Let’s face it: The heart-shaped potato may have been one draw, but I think the President really agreed to do “Letterman” so he could wave “hi” to me! Keep reading »
For the past few months, it’s been all reality, all the time. Then two weeks ago, the CW showed up to get you addicted to their newest trashtastic shows. Now, the major networks are stepping up to the plate with their new fall offerings. Our picks: “The Good Wife,” “Cougar Town,” and “FlashForward.” And we’re pretty pumped for the return of “How I Met Your Mother” and “Californication” too. Happy Tivo-ing.
Here’s more proof that people who can’t order a beer shouldn’t be able to win the lottery. Three years ago, Jay Vargas became the youngest Powerball winner in history and banked $17 million smackeroos at age 19. The South Carolina native swore he’d use the money wisely. “I [don't] have the temptation to go out and buy 15 cars or 50 houses, or a big mansion with 50-plus rooms,” he said. No, he wanted to use the money for good. To follow a dream. So he packed up, moved to Florida and founded Wrestilicious, a wrestling league for scantily-clad women. So far, Jay has shot the promo above and made a pilot episode. Now all he needs is a network to pick it up. I hope it works out, ’cause I want to see who’d win—Draculator or Malibu McKenzie. [Asylum] Keep reading »
I have a new favorite genre of daytime television—stars going on talk shows, getting down and dirty about the details of their drug addictions. If you still haven’t seen Oprah’s interview with Whitney Houston last week, please watch now. But today’s contribution to the cannon, Kelly Osbourne on “Ellen” talking about her addiction years, is precious too: “I was so ashamed of myself, I didn’t want to tell my parents,” she said. “My mom was in a relationship with my father for years trying to get him sober and I didn’t want to tell her that now her daughter, too … I was a full-blown addict by the time we started ‘The Osbournes.’ It was a time when I was suddenly famous, my mom had breast cancer, and my dad almost died in a bike accident. It was a lot for me to handle, and I didn’t handle it very well.” Keep reading »