Friday, June 26, 2009

Four For Friday - With A Kindness

#1 & #2 - This former A list and now a B- always movie actress always likes to pretend she has the perfect marriage. Whenever she does press for a new movie like she is now she always talks about how she and her husband do everything together and seems to forget they spend about two months a year together and those are the most miserable two months of the year. Oh, her husband is an A list writer.

#3 & #4 - Kindness - These two actors were once co-stars in television and at least one movie. One is now A list and only does movies, while the other has dropped from an A list movie star to a B- list will take anything actor. Anyway, the two were at a charity sports event recently and at the event was an auction where someone could win a round of golf with the pair. Well, instead of just one winner, they surprised the audience by inviting everyone who bid on the item to play golf with them. They paid for everyone to play, a party after and gave a $100,000 donation to the charity who had sponsored the original auction.

Random Photos Part One - With Lots Of Reader Photos

A screening of Midnight Cowboy and a Q&A with Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman gets top spot for sure.
Anne Hathaway doing some Shakespeare in the park.
The randomness of the day goes to Cameron Crowe, Yusuf Islam and Judd Apatow.
Chew Lips - London
This is not a good look for Christina Ricci. This has been a bad week for her.
I sometimes sit up at night and wonder whether boxer Vladimir Klitschko punches hard enough to drop a 400 pound fat man on his butt. I don't wonder enough to do something about it though so I guess there is your answer.
Lily Allen and Elton John together again. And surprisingly enough no war of words the next day.
Evan Rachel Wood has started a new trend. Taking your cat everywhere you go. Not sure how this is going to work.
50 Cent and his cologne which, despite what you may think costs more than 50 cents. It's large isn't it?
Guy Ritchie taking David to see Peter Pan.
I would like to see this exact same picture recreated 20 years from now and see if Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy ever change their expression.
Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley at the same party, but not photographed together. Instead Hugh and Geri Halliwell and Henry Beckwith decided to pose together.
Isla Fisher at the LA premiere of Bruno which did remove the scene involving LaToya Jackson.
Jay Roach was there last night but I did not see his wife and the love of my life Susanna Hoffs.
Not the love of my life, but nice to see is Jessica Simpson. For some reason I have missed having her in the pictures.
Justin Timberlake - Windsor, UK
Kate Beckinsale showing off no ring on her finger.
And in case you wanted to see her dress in its entirety.
Kanye West never looks happy.
Paul Giamatti actually was smiling in most of his photos. I just wanted to include one with Katheryn Winnick so you get the non-smiling Paul.
Matthew Broderick is not taking pictures of his new twins, but spent their first day at home at a baseball game taking pictures of Oliver Platt.
Michael Jackson's star.
Farrah Fawcett's star.
Mindy Kaling. I just love her.
I love Martin Landau too. He is the best and the nicest guy in the world.
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Nicole Kidman on the set of her new movie.
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in Madrid. No Betty White though. Sorry.
But you do get to see Sacha Baron Cohen riding a big gun.
Winona Ryder and Diablo Cody.
I realize Yeardley Smith has a ton of money, but I would still love to see her sometimes move away from The Simpsons and go back to doing much more acting in movies.

Your Turn Part Two

After I posted the Final Tally on Tuesday several more donations came in and so the total amount in excess of what was needed was exceeded by $700.92. So, the way I propose to do this is that everyone can name a charity. At the end of the weekend, I will add up all the votes and the top 4 will each get $175.00. If you see a charity you like that someone has mentioned, say the name of the charity again. People read and donated from all over the world, so I encourage you to not limit yourself to charities based in the US, or even North America. Feel free to list a few charities. You don't have to limit it to one choice. I have three charities that I am listing, but my vote counts the same as any of yours. Mine are Save The Music Foundation, Oxfam, and Doctors Without Borders. Feel free to link to a charity so people can become informed. Also, feel free to champion the cause of your charity. All donations will be given in the name of CDAN Readers.

Rose Boy (Not Related To Plug Boy) Gets His Wish Tonight


I believe it was a Gawker reader who managed to find Rose Boy. That is what I call the kid who tried to give a rose to Megan Fox at a premiere in London and was rebuffed by her. I like to say rebuffed, but lets face it, she didn't see the kid. But, thanks to Kodak and a clamoring press, Rose Boy is going to get his chance to meet Megan in New York tonight. Kodak put up $5000 to the person who could find Rose Boy and some Facebook user in Canada I think went through every picture in the UK to find him.

Rose Boy's real name is Harvey Kindlon and everyone in the world I think saw the picture of him trying to give Megan the rose. Harvey is 11 and this has to be a dream come true for the guy. Not only does he get to meet Megan, but she even sent him a personal message. This is the kind of story I absolutely love. I don't care how many companies are getting free publicity because when you are 11 years old this is f**king fantastic. I am really happy for him.

Think about who you wanted to see when you were 11, and then think about getting a free airline ticket to another country and the chance to personally meet that person. I love dreams coming true. I think that must be why I am a sucker for those Extreme Makeover Home shows.

NY Post Blind Items

WHICH former elected official has been cheating on her husband? This wife and mother was spotted going into a Midtown hotel with the head of a group pushing school reform, who's also married. Said our source, "Not the first time and not the last time" .

WHICH rocker is back on drugs? Although she claims to be clean, when she checked out of a Manhattan hotel recently, the maid found the room littered with dirty needles.

Johnny Depp & Megan Fox On Letterman


It isn't very often that a show would schedule someone like Johnny Depp and Megan Fox on the same night. Too many bruised egos and also shows like to spread the stars out for ratings. Anyway, Johnny got about 20 minutes of one on one time with Dave, while Megan Fox got only about 5. She did get two segments though which was her face saving moment.

Johnny was funny as hell and I could watch his entire appearance repeatedly, but the folks at CBS really suck when it comes to pulling things off YouTube. I don't mind them doing that, but then I think they should make more available on their own site like NBC does. Hell, they don't even allow embedding on most of their programs. Here then, is the link to 3 minutes of Johnny on Dave.

Your Turn Part One

I know everyone has Michael Jackson on the mind, and so I thought I would let everyone share their favorite Michael Jackson song or video, and feel free to use a link for videos. If you saw him in concert you can share that or if you saw him walking out of the Four Seasons in Vegas once and froze because you couldn't believe you were two feet from him, you can share that story also. I have to say most of my favorite songs from him were a mix of Jackson 5 songs and the videos from when they were on Ed Sullivan. Even when they had their own show that was good. Loved his Motown anniversary performance. Probably the best five minutes on television ever.



Zoe Kravitz & Woody Harrelson? How Did I Miss This?


Apparently my powers are fading or something because I never saw the report that Woody Harrelson & Zoe Kravitz hooked up. The report also said they spent the night together at a hotel, but it turns out that isn't the case. According to The NY Post, Woody and a friend of his were joined by Zoe and a friend of hers at the bar of the Jane Hotel in Manhattan. They all chatted away and Zoe's spokesperson says Zoe left the hotel at midnight and didn't go to the married Harrelson's hotel room.

What Zoe's spokesperson and The Jane Hotel have yet to address and chose to ignore in hopes it would go away is what a minor was doing drinking in a hotel bar. What I am sure Woody would like to go away before he gets home is all the internet connectivity in his home so his wife doesn't have a million questions about whether Woody did sleep with a 20 year old or in fact was just sitting in a hotel bar drinking with her.

I am going to say that this was just a friends thing and that nothing happened other than the getting together in a hotel bar. Nothing wrong with that. Happens all the time. Plus, Woody and Zoe go way back, and so I am sure everything about the evening was innocent.

Jeff Goldblum Is Alive


Throughout the Michael Jackson news yesterday afternoon, people kept e-mailing me asking about Jeff Goldblum and reports that he had died in New Zealand after a 60 foot fall. The first time I saw any mention of it was from a blogger who claimed he had an exclusive about Jeff Goldblum's death. He then mass e-mailed it to his entire contact list and from there it started taking off. After it was discovered that Jeff Goldblum was alive, the blogger e-mailed everyone to say Jeff was alive and the blogger also did something kind of sneaky when he adjusted the first e-mail he had sent. Hard to understand? Let me show you.

The subject line of the e-mail from zacktaylor.ca said, "EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Goldblum DIES IN NEW ZEALAND"

He then had a photo which had the distinctive Just Jared yellow around and it the following message:

According to unconfirmed sources, while filming in New Zealand, actor, Jeff Goldblum fell more than 60 feet to his death.
Stay tuned for details...

http://www.zacktaylor.ca


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Zack Taylor
Celebrity Blogger


Your #1 Source for Breaking Celebrity Gossip & Entertainment News: http://www.zacktaylor.ca | We Get You In The News! - http://www.EuphoricPR.com
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So, several sites bit and printed the story, not even bother checking if Jeff, was, in fact in New Zealand which he wasn't.

Now here is the follow-up e-mail when the world realized Jeff was alive. Notice the slight change to his original e-mail as well.

According to unconfirmed reports, while filming in New Zealand, actor, Jeff Goldblum fell more than 60 feet to his death.

Stay tuned for details... (I hope this isn't true)!!
UPDATE: ZackTaylor.ca sources tell us that this story is 100% NOT TRUE and was started as a joke by the on-set people in New Zealand after Jeff filmed one of his scenes earlier today!!

http://www.zacktaylor.ca/blog/2009/06/rip-jeff-goldblum.html

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Zack Taylor
Celebrity Blogger


Your #1 Source for Breaking Celebrity Gossip & Entertainment News: http://www.zacktaylor.ca | We Get You In The News! - http://www.EuphoricPR.com
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Notice how he changed it so he didn't seem so callous? Also, if you will notice his sources are still wrong because, again, Jeff was not in New Zealand. Wait though. This gets better. Late last night, this blogger sent out the following e-mail through the guise of his PR company.

For Immediate Release:
In the wake of the recent incidents surrounding American gossip-blogger, Perez Hilton, people are looking to a new blogger for their daily dish just North of the border; Canadian-born, Zack Taylor is the creative mastermind behind the very successful celebrity website, http://www.ZackTaylor.ca

With millions of viewers around the country, http://www.ZackTaylor.ca is bringing forth a new movement: Gone are the days of bashing celebrities, reporting false stories, or not being sensitive; Zack's website wants to introduce the new, celebrity-friendly database that people have come to love & support.

Sticking by his Canadian roots & that "nice-guy, no bullsh*t" attitude, Zack is hoping his website will attract more attention by being honest and standing up for the truth. With the backing of many celebrities, you can look forward to exclusive news from Zack not found on other blogs!

http://www.ZackTaylor.ca

I love the part about gone are the days of reporting false stories or not being sensitive. Well, he certainly got some attention and some publicity from this hoax. The good news in all this is I found some new FFF pictures of Jeff so that's a positive.

I'm Not A Fan Of Entertainment Tonight


Entertainment Tonight is one of those shows that is no better than Kneepads Magazine, but every once in awhile someone over there decides they need to be the lowest of the low tabloid weekly. They did it when they acquired the Heath Ledger tape which allegedly showed Heath taking drugs. Why would you even bother except to get ratings? It had no relevance to his death and was simply a way to capitalize on his death. Those are two very different things.

They have done the same thing again with Michael Jackson. No, not him using drugs, but instead promoting to the world their acquisition of the last photo of Michael Jackson alive. Why? I don't understand why they would feel the need to show a guy on a stretcher attached to tubes and about to get CPR. Do they feel this is news? How so? We already know what happened from the house to the hospital so I am unclear why we need to see a picture of it happening. All it is doing is exploiting his death for money, and not anything else.

I guess maybe I would feel differently if it was a story about him dying and the efforts of the paramedics and they showed the picture. The problem I have is the entire death story they wrote is headlined with Michael Jackson: Exclusive Last Photo. You should be so proud. Then on Twitter they congratulated themselves on getting such high ratings. That doesn't make it right.

NY Daily News Blind Item

Which sultry screen siren slept with several of the leading men in her new big-budget flick, but refused to get horizontal with the director? He's so peeved, he's threatening to ban the gal from his future films.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson Has Died

Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett on the same day. Wow.

From TMZ

Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.

Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II.

Jackson had 13 number one hits during his solo career.

Today's Blind Items

While shooting on the set of their latest movie, these two stars have a completely different way of interacting with their fans. Well, I should say one interacts with fans, and one pretends she cannot see or hear them. Our B+ list movie actor usually plays the fun guy and it seems that when he is filming it is the exact same way. He spends most of the time in between takes speaking with fans, taking pictures and talking the entire time. Our A+ list actress on the other hand spends her time in between takes as far away from the fans as possible and has absolutely nothing to do with them. She is very good at pretending not to hear them or see them.

Random Photos Part One - With Lots Of Reader Photos

The Zooey and Emily together on the red carpet, and posing in front of a vodka sign. My dreams are complete. Definitely top spot worthy.
And to make all of your dreams come true, Adrien Brody. I am going back up to spend more time with the Deschanel sisters.
Now I feel dirty I said that because Abigail Breslin is down here listening to all of it.
Well, Anne Heche still hasn't killed James Tupper.
But that is the most uninspired kiss ever. Maybe he thinks her lips are poisoned.
Alexis Arquette is truly one of a kind. I use the phrase one and only often, but in this case, it is definitely true.
Also at the same event, were David and Courteney.
Ashlee & Pete make their way to a S&M club.
Two more weeks and then Bradley Cooper will stop smiling all the time.
Cameron Diaz doing some morning show press.
Carmen Electra getting stared down by some guy boozing it up.
I think Chris Kattan just realized the name of the show.
Daniel Merriweather - Sydney
Edie Falco rallying for health care.
Men's Fashion Week has moved to Paris and ridiculousness.
I can't get enough of Halle Berry.
I still say Isabel Lucas should be getting more attention than Megan Fox for Transformers.
Randomness of the day goes to Jimmy Fallon and Tiger Woods.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks great and he is standing next to first timer Marc Webb.
Jude Law looks angry but the new hair plugs look fantastic.
I always thought Jason Patric would become an A-lister.
Kate Gosselin wandering around her driveway.
But who took the picture of Katy Perry?
Kat von D all covered up.
You would think Lily Allen could at least afford a better wig.
Liza Minelli - Amsterdam
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Have you noticed that John Mayer talks about a lot of his exes, but not Minka Kelly.
Do you know what that is in Mena Suvari's hand? It is Mena Tequila from Jose Cuervo. Today is a good day.
I love Perrey Reeves.
And you can't have Perrey Reeves with Rex Lee who is with Rachael Harris and Michael McMillian.
The first time I have seen Thomas Dekker actually dress normally.