Alyssa Milano Can Act!

Sunday, April 10, 2005

...much to the surprise of the CNN reviewer...

If I was Alyssa Milano, I'm pretty sure I'd be offended by the discovery after so many years in front of the camera that she suddenly displayed acting talent.

It's a very positive review for Charmed, the show about three sister witches starring Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, and Rose McGowan: so it's not exactly a total loss.

I have to confess that Charmed is part of my regular viewing, so I'm not sure I'd call it a "guilty pleasure." I'll just stick with plain ole pleasure...

Paris Hilton Says "Sneaky Little Bastard"

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

when describing one Australian paparazzi photographer...

You know you're a pain in the ass when professional attention seeker Paris Hilton describes you as a "sneaky little bastard." Wow! How far did this guy have to push her for her to react that way to a flashbulb?

I can't blame her for being upset though...taking pictures through her windows is taking things too far. Celebrities are celebrities when they are in public, but no matter how rich and famous you still deserve some place you can be in private.

Turnabout is Fair Play...

Simon gets dumped...

Kelly Clarkson has dumped Simon Fuller as her manager saying "he was never there for her."

I don't know what the cause, but considering how much hype she received coming out of the American Idol competition her management has done a very poor job of capitalizing on all the publicity. Dumping Fuller was a smart move. Now the next test is finding someone who will do a better job....

Frodo Leaves the Shire...

Elijah Wood shows his tough side

Elijah Wood is shedding his hairy hobbit feet for his new role in Hooligans, a new film about the English soccer "firms" or gangs. He put some of his LOTR star power to work obtaining financing for the film.

I'm glad to see that he's using his new Hollywood clout to get involved in productions of his choosing, but I'm having a real problem trying to see him as a tough guy. I'll have to reserve final judgment until after I've seen the movie, but it's definitely playing against type for Elijah and I have to at least admire the risk he's taking by getting involved with the film.

Arnold, Jr?

Justin Jeffre thinks he can win political office too...

Justin, formerly of 98 Degrees, is planning to run for mayor of Cincinnati. (For those who may forget, Jerry Springer was once mayor there until he got caught writing a personal to a prostitute...)

Granted Cincinnati is a much smaller stage than the state of California, but count me as highly skeptical that the people will believe a former boy-band singer is qualified to sit in the mayor's office. Arnold Schwarzenegger had a long history of personal and financial philanthropy, international fame as both a bodybuilder and film star, and a successful business career outside of his movie and bodybuilding work. He also had been active politically for many years before he ran for governor.

I may have missed it, but I'm pretty sure Justin's resume is missing a couple of pieces to that puzzle....Fame doesn't equal political success: you still have to bring something more to the table than just name recognition...

Gee....Thanks, Dad...'s all his fault

Jessica Alba said:

"Being nude, for me, would have been distracting, and I couldn't even conceive of being bottomless: My dad would disown me or something - he'd freak out."

While fathers of little girls everywhere are congratulating her dad for successfully instilling the fear of public nudity in his daughter, fans of hers from a slightly different demographic are cursing him just as loudly...

JAG Mayday... it ends its' 10 year run...

The series, which has made a star out of David James Elliott and Catherine Bell, will air for the final time on April 29th.

Luckily for fans, the show will continue in syndication. We hope this means that both David James Elliott and Catherine Bell will now be available for some serious (or not so serious) film work now that they're not tied down to a TV series shooting schedule.

Avril on the Skins...

Saturday, April 02, 2005

...during her upcoming concert tour.

Avril Lavigne just released her North American tour dates for the upcoming summer. The article has all the dates: She opens on July 13th in London, Ontario and closes September 3rd in Montreal.

She's currently on tour in the Far East and plans to fit in a swing through South Africa and Europe before hitting North America. I hope she's taking her vitamins. With her diminutive frame, a tour schedule like that is going to be exhausting.

Can't Wait to See..

Friday, April 01, 2005

Sin City...

This is definitely on my must-see list. Even if the movie didn't look amazing, the sheer star power of this movie is overwhelming. Bruce Willis and Jessica Alba provide most of the star horsepower, but other fan favorites like Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood, Rosario Dawson, Benicio del Toro, and more provide some serious stellar wattage for this flick.

Carter Finds Love

Wyle Leaves "ER" with Love

Noah Wyle will be leaving ER at the end of this season but will return for four episodes each for the next two seasons. His character will be returning to an old plot line and finding love with Kem Likasu, the character played by Thandie Newton.

Much like previous serious regulars Julianna Margulies, George Clooney, and Anthony Edwards; Noah is looking to explore other projects which a full-time role on ER would prevent.

We hope his decision to leave the show ends up more like George Clooney's successful post-ER run than David Caruso's post NYPD Blue run before CSI: Miami came along.

Farewell Mitch Hedberg...

Mitch Hedberg dies at age 37 of heart failure.

I've watched his act on Comedy Central many times, and he never failed to make me laugh. I also spent a couple of years in Minnesota - his home turf, so there was always that element when I watched. He was taken before his time at the relatively tender age of 37 - a tragedy to be sure.

Our condolences go to his wife, Lynn Shawcroft, his parents, Arne and Mary, and his sisters Wendy and Angie.

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