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Gilliam stunned by lack of interest in Johnny Depp vs. Robin Williams in the battle of good and evil

VS. From Imdb Movie maverick Terry Gilliam is amazed that a planned movie starring Johnny Depp and Robin Williams is still on the shelf - because American investors can't raise $15 million. The former Monty Python member was thrilled when international money men offered him $45 million to make the film Good Omens with Depp as a demon and Williams as an angel. But he was shocked to discover that Americans didn't have the same sort of faith in the project, and they failed to raise the extra cash he needed to start work on the project - an adaptation of fantasy writers Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's book. Gilliam tells US magazine Entertainment Weekly, "I couldn't get 15 with Johnny and Robin... These two guys, who would have been brilliant were not worth $15 million in America. That was the moment where I went, 'I don't understand this game. I don't understand this town (Hollywood). I don't understand any of the rules. All I know is I don't

Eddie Izzard's next film

'Ex' Marks the Spot for Faris, Izzard LOS ANGELES ( )- Eddie Izzard and Anna Faris are joining Regency Enterprises' comedy "Super Ex." The Ivan Reitman-directed project stars Uma Thurman and Owen Wilson. Wilson stars as a normal guy who breaks up with his girlfriend (Thurman) after he discovers that she's really a superhero, or perhaps after she becomes too controlling and neurotic. She decides to use her powers for evil and not for good, at least so far as it involves getting revenge on him. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Faris ("Scary Movie") will play a love interest for Wilson's character, while Izzard will play the film's main villain, a baddie named Professor Bedlam. Don Payne ("The Simpsons") is writing the script. In addition to her lead roles in the "Scary Movie" films, Faris' credits include a supporting part in the indie hit "Lost in Translation" and an guest starring arc i

Ashley Judd credits yoga for helping her conquer depression

The Kiss the Girls actress was diagnosed bipolar a decade ago and found her interest in yoga and all that comes with it was more helpful to her than pills she was prescribed. She said: "My mat is a safe place. I'll go into Child's pose or I'll simply sit on it and cry. It's my rock. "I haven't been depressed in a while, but it's something I know how to look for in my life. Yoga has made a big difference there. because when I feel that slippery slope, instead of just monitoring it and being fearful, now I give thanks for my struggles. "I try to remember that true happiness is not dependant on circumstances and conditions. "That said, there might be a time in my life when medication is appropriate for me again. There are periods when your brain chemistry is off-kilter enough that it doesn't matter what you do until you get that synaptic shit worked out." from iol

be cool, angie, be cool

MATT Damon's girlfriend, Luciana Barroso, was rushed to the hospital Sunday after she suffered a bad case of food poisoning. Our spy spotted Damon (above) comforting a tearful Barroso in the St. Vincent's emergency room. A spokeswoman for Damon — in town shooting the Robert De Niro-helmed "The Good Shepherd" opposite Angelina Jolie — confirmed that Barroso was sickened by something she ate. "She had food poisoning and got really dehydrated because of that," the rep told us. from pagesix

best wishes?

From Cindy Adams and the NYPost August 31, 2005 -- NOW, listen. A huge, large hotshot celebrity wedding may take place within the next few minutes. In Italy. Just a scrapbook away from George Clooney's Lake Como villa. At the church in Bellaggio. Who it is, even I — the eyes, ears and mouth of the world — do not know. The thing's an even bigger secret than Where's Waldo or Osama. I only know that monsignors and bishoplets are running around acting important and hinting and winking. But saying nothing other than "It's a big American actor." my guess? LEO & GISELE

I was once said hey to Suge Knight

MIAMI BEACH - The MTV Video Music Awards escaped the drama and damage of Hurricane Katrina. Now they face being overshadowed by another dangerous name — Suge Knight. The Death Row Records founder, who has been at the center of some of hip-hop's most violent moments, was shot in the leg early Sunday morning at a party thrown by Kanye West and attended by stars including Jessica Alba, Eddie Murphy, Paris Hilton, the Game and The Black Eyed Peas. Read More

A word of warning for World of Warcrafters!

Gamer's Death Sparks Concern in S.Korea SEOUL, South Korea -- Keyboard and mouse in hand, he battled until nearly his last breath. The death of Lee, a 28-year-old man identified only by his last name who passed away earlier this month after nearly 50 straight hours of playing online computer games, has South Korea concerned about the health of the millions of gamers in the world's most wired country. Many of South Korea's 17 million gamers regularly stroll into Internet cafes, the $1-per-hour hangout popular among young South Koreans, and camp out in front of monitors to play for hours - and even sometimes days or longer. "I've seen people who play games for months, just briefly going home for a change of clothing, taking care of all their eating and sleeping here," said Jun Mung-gyu, 27, who runs an Internet cafe in southeastern Seoul. More than 70 percent of South Korea's population of 48 million uses the Internet, and the country has the highest per
GLAD MY 1991 GEO GETS BTWN 35-42 MPG (freeway)! New Perils at the Pump Detroit thought rising gas prices wouldn't affect consumers till the needle hit $3 a gallon. It was wrong. By Keith Naughton Newsweek Aug. 29-Sept. 5, 2005 issue - Hummer drivers, welcome to the era of the $100 fill-up. No matter what you drive, the new normal is monthly gas bills that look like car payments. After a year of $2-a-gallon gas, we worry that it could pass $3 and approach the inflation-adjusted record. Analysts blame a combustible mix of Mideast instability, Chinese demand and overtaxed refineries. The result: accelerating inflation. The effect is most dire in Detroit, which still derives most of its profits from SUVs and pickups. The national average for a tank of gas is about $2.55. The Big Three always viewed $3-a-gallon gas as the threshold that would drive car buyers out of their guzzlers and into gas misers. But consumers have already started changing their habits. Even before this summer

Synth pioneer Robert Moog dies at 71

Inventor turned current into sound, reshaped modern music The Associated Press Updated: 10:43 a.m. ET Aug. 22, 2005 RALEIGH, N.C. - Robert A. Moog, whose self-named synthesizers turned electric currents into sound and opened the musical wave that became electronica, has died. He was 71. Moog died Sunday at his home in Asheville, according to his company’s Web site. He had suffered from an inoperable brain tumor, detected in April. A childhood interest in the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments, would lead Moog to a create a career and business that tied the name Moog as tightly to synthesizers as the name Les Paul is to electric guitars. Despite traveling in circles that included jet-setting rockers, he always considered himself a technician. “I’m an engineer. I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers,” he said in 2000. “They use the tools.” As a Ph.D. student in engineering physics at Cornell University, Moog — rhymes with vogue — in 19


TALK show pioneer Joe Franklin — whose campy chatfest ran for 40 consecutive years on local TV— says he might file a lawsuit against the makers of the ultra-raunchy documentary "The Aristocrats," in which comic Sarah Silverman jokes that 79-year-old Franklin raped her. After Silverman's deadpan telling of the tall tale in the movie — which features 100 comedians including George Carlin, Robin Williams and Chris Rock telling their versions of "the world's filthiest joke" — Franklin is shown as the end credits are rolling praising Silverman. "They told me to say, 'Keep an eye out for Sarah Silverman,' " a fuming Franklin told us. "They were setting me up to have a wisecrack at my expense. I've never heard of Sarah Silverman. I've never even met her. I was definitely duped. If I wanted to, I could file a major, major lawsuit. I still haven't decided about that." Silverman, who dates Jimmy Kimmel, had one of the best


EMINEM IN DRUG REHAB! Troubled rapper Eminem checked into a Michigan rehab center for drug treatment on Aug. 16. Eminem entered Brighton Hospital, about 30 miles west of Detroit, the same day his record company announced he was canceling the European leg of his current Anger Management Tour, citing "exhaustion, complicated by other medical issues." "Eminem is in the hospital under doctors' care. He is being treated for dependency on sleep medication," his label, Interscope Records, said Aug. 18 in a statement to Star. While the statement did not name the drug, reports identified it as Ambien, a widely-used prescription sleep aid. The 32-year-old rapper (real name: Marshall B. Mathers III) checked into the hospital, about 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, sources tell Star. He came in with two burly bodyguards, who never left his side. "He looked really rough. He was all drugged-out, weak and tired out," the source says. "He looked like hell." Fa


ThisLoveHasAlwaysExisted (originally written for the black community, from an African-american queer) Once was a dude named Saul, in the Bible look him up under Paul. Raised Jew, he made it his business to pursue Christians right after Christ died and left for the sky, he even stood by and watched Stephen, the first "official" martyr die. But one day on the way to Damascus came a light and the Lord, and he fell to his knees. Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?!!! I am not a threat to the Jews, I fulfill all you hold true. And Saul was struck blind, yet Paul's sight was restored! "... I have no command of the Lord, but I give my opinion as one who by the Lord's mercy has been found trustworthy." Jotted down by the apostle who wrote to Rome and told them to stop sleeping with their own sons, it's a favorite moment of mine, a time tested version of ultimate conversion, a point I hope will illuminate a true existence of love , fin

You Can HIT Me ANYTIME, Russell!

London's Daily Mail is reporting that Russell Crowe will pay $11 million to Nestor Estrada, the New York City hotel clerk who he allegedly hit with a telephone in June. If Estrada accepts the settlement, he will forego news interviews and drop the charges again the Cinderella Man actor. The Manhattan District Attorney's Robert Morgenthau said they would most likely drop the case. Snagged from the NE

from CL

True MATRIX and TERMINATOR'S author collect$ Reply to: see below Date: 2005-08-15, 9:26PM PDT The MATRIX and TERMINATOR'S original author Sophia Stewart INVITES ALL WRITERS TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT HER IN LOS ANGELES on September 26, 2005. IF SHE WINS HER LAWSUIT WE ALL WIN - BECAUSE HOLLYWOOD WON'T BE STEALING OUR STORIES ANYMORE UNLE$$ THEY REALLY WANT TO PAY: THE EVENTS OF HER CASE AND HER TRUE STORY ARE BEING SUSPRESSED BY BIG MEDIA FOR OBVIOUS REASONS!!! IF SHE GETS PAID WE ALL CAN FINALLY GET PAID!!! MANY OF US HAVE BEEN RIPPED OFF OUTRIGHT AND PROVABLE. IF SHE COLLECTS ITS OUR TURN NEXT!!! Sophia Stewart is ready for the hearing September 26, 2005. “Be there!” challenges Stewart. It does not matter whether you are a journalist or a witness. ‘Everyone is welcome to come to the courts, to witness for themselves’ invites Stewart. Sophia Stewart is inviting everyone to join her at a press conference she is conducting in front of the court building at 8:00

Grieving Mother's War Protest Draws Notice

"I felt compelled to come and tell her I support her," said Delaney, a self-described hippie from Sly Park, Calif. "The way they were bad-mouthing a mother whose son was killed in the war is un-American ."

Guess she won't be running against Hilary after all...

ONE-NOTE SONG A LOSING TUNE By FREDRIC U. DICKER August 9, 2005 -- ANALYSIS ALBANY — If the best Jeanine Pirro can do right now is say that Hillary Clinton should be defeated because she may run for president in 2008, Republicans can pack it in and go home, political insiders agreed yesterday. But Westchester County District Attorney Pirro's initial frontal attack on Clinton was just that yesterday, as she hammered the former first lady for — horror of horrors! — not pledging to serve a full six-year term. Pirro said virtually nothing about how she differs with Clinton on key issues: the war in Iraq, the fight against terrorism, New York's high taxes and the disastrous upstate economy, which is supposed to be dear to the heart of Elmira native Pirro. Instead, Pirro repeatedly charged Clinton with using New Yorkers as a "doormat" because she won't vow to serve a second full term in office — something that several recent public opinion p


The sub surfaced at 4:26 p.m. local time Sunday, some three days after becoming entangled in 600 feet of water off the Pacific Coast on Thursday and after a series of failed attempts to drag it closer to shore or haul it closer to the surface. It was carrying six sailors and a representative of the company that manufactured it. That must have been REALLY interesting...

just this lil piece i promise

BRAD'S MY DAD TO add fuel to Jennifer Aniston's sad fire, there are now reports that Angelina Jolie's adopted son, Maddox (above), calls Brad Pitt "daddy." According to Us Weekly, while filming an Edwin Jeans commercial for the Japanese market in Lancaster, Calif., Maddox started crying for Pitt, yelling, "Where's my daddy?" In addition, Pitt and Jolie are serious about building a family, a source told the mag. Pitt's name was left off adoption papers for little Zahara Jolie, whom the actress recently took in from Africa, only because his divorce is not yet final, Us Weekly says. possibly true, especially if you think of AJ and how deep she can get and how quick, of course she may have met her match, ...can't wait for the pics of brad pitt with black hair, it's not very often that he has black hair...(fondling my ball of faux pitt hair, hmmm that just didn't sound right did it)

WOO HOO, Equal Rights!

Gay Couples Have Same Rights as Married Couples, Court Rules Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- The California Supreme Court said businesses must treat gay couples registered under the state's eighth-month-old domestic partner law the same as opposite-sex married couples. In a ruling against the Bernardo Heights Country Club in San Diego, the court said a business that extends benefits to spouses it ``denies to registered domestic partners engages in impermissible marital status discrimination.'' B. Birgit Koebke and Kendall French, a lesbian couple and avid golfers, sued the country club claiming it denied them the same benefits as married couples by requiring Koebke, who is a member, to pay an extra fee for French to play a round of golf. The club allows guests of married members to play for free. For More...

...or we could start PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN

Jermaine Dupri is urging the African-American community to support Michael Jackson . The music producer — who is dating, and some say engaged to, Janet Jackson — says prosecutors tried to frame his perhaps future brother-in-law. “It’s clear that Michael was set up,” Dupri said, reports World Entertainment News Network. “What I hate about the black community is we don't protect our own... He's the only living legend that touched all our lives." . . . I won't get into the fact that all of the survivors were latino boys of the same build 'cause I'm sure it has nothing to do with rising racial tensions over the last decade . When asked on the stand if MJ did it, Chappelle said, "he made Thriller". When asked if he would let his kids stay over at MJ's...he said HELL NO!

that's the way to do it girl!

Susana Vera / Reuters re: Kate Hudson “She’s not exactly rude. But she acts like she clearly doesn’t want to be interviewed, but she smiles at you all the while.”

Karl Rove + Karen Johnson = Lovers? That's the Gossip Folks!

Karl Rove has earned himself some gossip payback. President Bush's deputy chief of staff and foremost fishwife is fending off whispers about his friendship with lobbyist Karen Johnson. Rove, who stands accused of using leaks and slurs against Sen. John McCain, terrorism adviser Richard Clarke and CIA agent Valerie Plame, was mum when we called about Johnson, a never-married, fortysomething GOP loyalist from Austin, Texas. The two are said to have become acquainted when Johnson sat on the board of then-Gov. George W. Bush's Business Council. "Their friendship reportedly deepened after Bush appointed Johnson - a little-known spokesperson for the Texas Good Roads Association - to a seat on his Transportation Department transition team in 2000," reports. "The plum appointment enabled Johnson's lobbying firm, Infrastructure Solutions, to snare such high-paying clients as Aetna and the city of Laredo." Johnson now travels frequently betwee