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Joaquin quitting?

Posted by gnn1 on Friday, 31 October 2008

You can’t get a better source than straight from the horse’s mouth.  Joaquin Phoenix recently told E! TV he was giving up acting!

See the video: http://vids.eonline.com/services/link/bcpid1396519019/bctid1885490123

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Turning really sour lemons into lemonade, Hudson style

Posted by gnn1 on Friday, 31 October 2008

Jennifer Hudson’s family has established a charity fund in the wake of the horrific triple murders of her mother, brother, and nephew.

The Hudson-King Foundation’s purpose is “to to care for the needs of families who have lost relatives to a violent crime. This encompasses their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter, as well as grief counseling.”

Donations can be sent to:
Hudson-King Foundation
c/o Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP
Attn: William L. Abrams, Esq.
237 West 35th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001


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LiLo, Paris, and Britney–coming (together!) to a TV near you?

Posted by gnn1 on Friday, 31 October 2008

Oh God I hope this isn’t true.  PLEASE god let it be false.  The TV show that no one would’ve dared dream up has apparently BEEN dreamt up…

Scandalist is posting that the three trainwrecks may appear together in (of all things) a sitcom.

Um, couldnt they just put the three of them toghether (Real World or Big Brother style) and get the same laughs?

Then again… maybe not.

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Matt Lauer and Tom Cruise, Booster Seats and Spaceships galore

Posted by gnn1 on Friday, 31 October 2008

Matt Lauer was the one to get roasted last week, but he managed a few good cracks at everyone’s (not-so) favorite Scientologist, Tom Cruise.  After Cruise’s less-than-surprising surprise appearance (it was leaked on the net before the event), he closed by saying he couldn’t believe he flew all the way there for someone who’s neither the most interesting nor the smartest person on TV. “Lose my number, you glib putz. Cruise out.”

To which Lauer retorted, ‘Can you stay?  We’ll get you a booster seat!’  Cruise is supposedly more than a little sensitive about his height–or, ahem, lack thereof.

Roastmaster Al Roker concluded the impromptu Cruise mini-roast with a comment that Cruise couldn’t stay as his spaceship was waiting.

At the event Matt was gifted with a box of Gurkha Black Dragon Tubos Cigars (www.gurkhacigars.com). He can now say he has something in common with Matt McConaughey and Tyson Beckford, who also enjoy Gurkhas!

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Gale Harold to go home

Posted by gnn1 on Friday, 31 October 2008

It’s being reported that Gale harold will be released from hospital on halloween!  He’s looking at a 6-8 week recovery time for his shoulder but it looks like all else is good!

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Hudson’s nephew confirmed killed, second person may be involved

Posted by gnn1 on Thursday, 30 October 2008

Police have confirmed that the body of a 7 year old boy found in the vehicle associated with Julian King’s Amber Alert is indeed the nephew of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson.

Police are questioning if William Balfour, being held for parole violations from a 1999 attempted murder conviction and the prime suspect in the triple murders, is the only person involved.

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Hudson IDs her family, Balfour in Custody, nephew still missing

Posted by gnn1 on Sunday, 26 October 2008

Jennifer Hudson has ID’d her family’s bodies, according to Cook County (Ill) Medical Examiner’s office.  Her mother Darnell and brother Jason were shot and killed for unknown reasons a couple days ago, and her 7 year old nephew Julian King is missing and has been presumed kidnapped.  An Amber Alert was issued, and the FBI are involved (the link goes to Julian’s Amber Alert page and contains a photo and vital information.  If you’re in the Illinois area, PLEASE look).

The prime suspect in the killings, William Balfour, has been taken into custody for undisclosed parole violations, but the investigation is ongoing.

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Wino back in rehab?

Posted by gnn1 on Sunday, 26 October 2008

Apparently Amy Wino Winehouse is back in rehab in an attempt to stave off an arrest for failure to comply with police and turn up for an interview in connection with her alleged attack on a woman at a London charity event in September.

As sad as it is to say, I really don’t see her cleaning up–I see her going the way of Kurt Cobain.

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Baby Mama a new mama!

Posted by gnn1 on Sunday, 26 October 2008

Congrats to Amy Poehler and Will Arnett on the birth of their baby boy Archie Arnett!  Amy, who worked until the day before Archie made an appearance, missed Saturday episode of SNL because she’d just safely brought Archie into the world.  Archie weighs 8lb 1oz (3.6kg) and both mama and little one are healthy and resting.

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Johnny Depp: Taking “Mad” Hatter to new levels

Posted by gnn1 on Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Well… normally when one says they’ll eat their hat… well, they WON’T.  But Johnny, playing the Mad Hatter in a Tim Burton production of Alice in Wonderland, actually chowed down on the not-edible object.  I suppose that’s one way to get your daily dose of, uh, *cough* fiber?

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Clear the roadways in Clearwater!

Posted by gnn1 on Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Nick (Bollea) Hogan is out of jail!  I’m sure it won’t be long until he’s speeding up the streets again.

His mother Linda says that Nick went into prison as a juvenile and has experienced something that will mold and affect him for the rest of his adult life.

Right… that’s why so many juveniles never go back to jail again as adults.  Oh… wait… Hmm… How’s that go again?

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Um… OCD much, Shan?

Posted by gnn1 on Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Starpulse reports that Shannen Doherty has such issues with germs that if a guest (romantic ones included) use the ‘wrong’ bathroom in her house, she won’t even wait for him to finish his business before dragging him out of the room.

Says the OCD one: “I go in there, grab his arm, and, like, drag him out, mid-piss.”

Hmm, seems that might be a way to spread the germs around, oh wise one.

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Hmm… “two” weird

Posted by gnn1 on Saturday, 18 October 2008

So Shanna Moakler, Travis Barker’s on-off-on-off-again ex claims that she had a bad feeling about the flight that left four dead and Travis and DJ AM severely injured.

At the same time, DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) has revealled that doctors discovered a blood clot in his body that, had the flight been successful, may have travelled and killed him.

I’ll put more stock in that than in the ‘premonition’ but hey, who knows–stranger things have happened.

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Still dancing!

Posted by gnn1 on Saturday, 18 October 2008

Rocco DiSpirito may no longer be Dancing With the Stars, but he’s still dancing!  This past weekend at the NYC Food & Wine Festival he had a ball with the Evian models.

(click thumbnails to enlarge)

[Photo credit: Soul Brother]

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Gale Harold “Improving” after accident

Posted by gnn1 on Saturday, 18 October 2008

I have to admit, I was more than a little freaked and upset about Gale’s motorcycle accident.  I’ve loved him since I saw him on Queer as Folk, although by virtue of not having cable, haven’t seen him in his DH role.  But medical professionals indicate he’ll recover fully and is awaiting transfer from LA County-USC Medical Ctr to Cedars-Sinai once a bed opens up there for him.

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I think this is grounds for divorce in some states…

Posted by gnn1 on Saturday, 18 October 2008

Katie Holmes was spotted after the premiere of her Broadway show (in which her acting received mixed reviews) looking less than her usual hawt self in NYC.  My only guess is that Tom wasn’t home to stop her from walking out the door, because no self respecting gay man *cough* would let a woman out in those clothes

Holyshitwhatthefuck?!, Mrs Cruise!

Images from TheStar.com Blogs

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And we’re back!

Posted by gnn1 on Saturday, 18 October 2008

After a (VERY!) long hiatus; we’re back up.  We probably won’t be as comprehensive as previously, currently there’s only one writer and I’m a full-time college student, but I’ll give it a go 😀

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Sorry guys, I’m with the studio on this one

Posted by gnn1 on Tuesday, 27 November 2007

From IMDb:

Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe’s hit new movie American Gangster is at the center of a new legal fight, after upsetting a retired Drug Enforcement agent in New York. The narcotics detectives are far from happy with the way they are depicted in the gritty new movie, which follows the fortunes of 1970s heroin kingpin Frank Lucas and the cops trying to bring him to justice. And one of the police officers, who worked the Lucas case, is now threatening to sue movie studio bosses at Universal for what he claims are “false and defamatory statements.” Gregory Korniloff’s attorney Dominic Amorosa has sent a cease and desist letter to the studio heads demanding a retraction of statements made in the film, according to Tmz.com. The letter alleges that several key facts in the movie are misleading. Korniloff was the case agent for the DEA and “personally participated in the search of Lucas’ house… and the arrest of Lucas.”

I suspect that the DEA will lose this suit because the movie isn’t presented as a documentary but rather based on/inspired by actual events.  That gives the writers/directors/producers quite a bit of leeway and poetic license to add/remove facts as they wish (or as I call it, to Hollywood-ise the story).

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DVD Giveaway is closed

Posted by gnn1 on Saturday, 24 November 2007

The DVD giveaway is now closed and the 3 winners have been notified by email.  Congratulations to the winners!

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when did the meaning of illegal change?

Posted by gnn1 on Tuesday, 20 November 2007

I live in New York state.  So I have been following Gov Spitzer’s now-abandoned plan to give driver licenses to those who are here illegally.  Now, another blog I just read makes a great point.  In New York, it’s a bloody pain to get any form of ID from the Dept of Motor Vehicles.  Every ‘i’ must be dotted and every ‘t’ crossed, just so.  You have to provide a certain number of ‘points’ of proof of identity, and certain documents are worth a certain number of points.  People, legal residents–people who were born in this country–can be (and have been) denied an ID with all their valid point of ID, simply because of a (legal) name change (read the linked blog above).

Now, MY big sticking point is the word illegal.  Once upon a time people who were found to be illegal were deported.  Now they get drivers licenses.

I understand some of the thinking behind them: for one, they’ll be able to get car insurance, so if there’s an accident, there is coverage.  Two, it can be a way to track illegals (Hilary Clinton’s words).  WHY track them?  Either give them legal status or take the necessary steps to uphold the law you swore to uphold when you were elected.

Spitzer scrapped his plan in the face of massive criticism.  Well, today, CNN.com has a column by Ruben Navarrette Jr, criticising us critics, saying we are in denial, and playing the racism card.

Excuse me?  I have a problem with illegal immigrants, whether they come from North of the Border, South of the Border, Europe, Asia, or Arab countries.  That does NOT make me racist.

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