Daily Archives: August 16, 2011

Gossip Bites #5 42

Gossip #1

The singer talked about her upcoming movie debut in the sci-fi comedy sequel.
image: Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger has been talking about her upcoming movie debut in Men In Black 3 alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.

“I play a woman in black and leather, “ the 33 year old tantalised. “In some of the scenes I’ve got some serious hardcore rocket launcher. It’s crazy.”

The former Pussycat Doll and new X Factor US judge added that she frequently would use songs to get into character, singing them in her head to get into the right frame of mind.

“I was playing my music in my head, almost like I was doing a music video. It was my song, Poison, and then also Led Zeppelin.”

Well it takes allsorts I guess, and if that worked for her, then it works for me.

 

Gossip #2

 MTV Video Music Awards 2011 Tribute to Britney Spears

Friday’s new promo for the MTV Video Music Awards satisfied by announcing there will be a tribute to Britney Spears at the upcoming show, but left us a little confused as to what exactly would be going down come August 28. How do you recap a career that’s included giant snakes, a Las Vegas wedding, an impromptu buzz cut and one memorable umbrella? After the clip dropped musical and visual hints at possible involvement from Madonna, Janet and Michael Jackson, TV producer and casting director Johnathan “Woody” Woodbeck has added to speculation with a recent tweet that included the tribute’s alleged set list. “If this lineup is legit (which I’m told it is) the tribute to Britney at the VMAs is gonna be insanely EPIC!!,” he tweeted on Friday, along with a photo listing the talent scheduled to perform Spears’ singles. The list reads as follows:

Selena Gomez – “…Baby One More Time”
Katy Perry – “Oops!…I Did It Again”
Janet Jackson – “I’m a Slave 4 U”
Demi Lovato – “Toxic”
Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj – “Gimme More”
Lady Gaga – “Circus”
Britney Spears – “Hold It Against Me/I Wanna Go”

The names are accompanied by an asterisk explaining “Madonna presents Ms. Spears with Lifetime Achievement Award.” Overall this collection of 2011?s biggest stars—seven out of eight artists who are featured on our Popdust 40—makes sense: Gomez has featured a Spears medley in recent live shows, Minaj has been opening for Brit all summer and Ke$ha is responsible for writing “Till The World Ends,” all of which make things slightly more personal rather than simply having the ambiguous younger generation of female pop paying tribute to one of their idols would be able to do. Plus, Madge has always played along with Britney’s doe-eyed worship of her, and there was that infamous VMA kiss. But—and we say this with all due respect, Britney—Janet Jackson and Lady Gaga?! While Gaga likely listened to Britney growing up, her hold on pop music today is rooted in such entirely different things: Britney was the dancing sex symbol while Gaga is the defiant and outrageous provocateur.

This is the Internet, so remember to tread with caution. There has been no official word from MTV as of yet, but Woodbeck’s tweet and photo have not been deleted. We’re skeptical that the network would allow such grandiose plans to leak two full weeks ahead of time, but for someone who has had their highs and lows chronicled on the network for over 10 years, we guess Spears deserves one big party.

 

 

Gossip #3

Former Disney Channel star Orlando Brown was arrested on suspicion of DUI Friday night.

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The 23-year-old actor, who played Eddie Thomas on “That’s So Raven” from 2003-2007, was initially pulled over for driving without a license plate, TMZ reports. Officers smelled alcohol on his breath, prompting a field sobriety test.

Though Brown was stopped in front of his house (with his pregnant girlfriend in the car), he was booked at 12:38 on suspicion of DUI. Brown posted $15,000 bail and was released at 7:42 a.m. Saturday.

Gossip #4

 Andrew Garfield is inspired by Spidey!

Late last month, 27-year-old actor Andrew Garfield from the Social Network, made an appearance at Comic-Con 2011, where he discussed what he learned while filming The Amazing Spider-Man, even saying it “saved my life.”

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“Peter Parker has inspired me to be stronger. He inspired Andrew, me, to be braver. It was worth the pain, the bruises, and the blood,” he said during a panel.

“I owe webhead a lot. And Stan [Lee] the man a lot. I’m humbled to be here,” he added.

FYI: Andrew is carrying Ray-Ban caravan flip out sunglasses with interchangeable lenses.

15+ pictures inside of Andrew Garfield eating ice cream in Malibu…

 

 

Gossip #5

Potterheads in the US better start saving up some $$$!!!! Your vacationfor next year has already been planned for you!

Back in March, we were excited when Warner Bros. announced that theirThe Making of Harry Potter studio tour in the UK would open to fans next spring.harry_potter_london_tour.jpg

Now, a trailer (above) has been released for the tour, and it looks like it should be an absolutely heavenly experience for hardcore Potter fans!

What do U think? Will U be going on the Harry Potter studio tour when it opens next spring?

Potterheads of the world, rejoice! You now have a new place to go and worship!

Warner Bros. has announced that next springThe Making of HarryPotter walking tour will open at their studios in Leavesden, England. As we’ve previously mentioned, this experience will totally immerse fans in the world of the Harry Potter movies, providing a rare opportunity for fans to see props and effects from all the flicks, as well as walk on the very sets used in the movies, like Dumbledore’s office and the Great Hall.

Wow! We can’t even imagine!

Tickets go on sale for the three-hour tour led by the Skipper later this year.

We’re not huge Harry Potter fans, but if we were, we’d be saving every last nickel we got our hands on so we could see this for ourselves. It sounds like an incredible experience.

Quick question though: Will butterbeer be served????

Gossip Bites #4 0

Gossip #1

The Dark Knight Rises – Batman’s Vehicle Revealed?

The clip, taken near the set of The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh, Penn., shows what appears to be a Bat Plane or Bat Wing that flies down a city street on a hydraulic rig.

WATCH: The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Trailer

Earlier this month, Christian Bale andTom Hardy shot scenes in character as Batman and Bane for the Christopher Nolan-directed action flick, which will be released July 20, 2012.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Batman’s possible new ride?

 

Gossip #2

Remember when we said that after a variety of production snags, Johnny Depp‘s big screen version of The Lone Ranger was in the works?

We take it back.

Disney has reportedly pulled the plug on the flick, and although there’s no official reason, sources close to production claim that director Gore Verbinski and the studio bigwigs could not agree on a budget! Combine that with the lackluster success of Cowboys & Aliens, and the movie was basically screwed!

Too bad! We would have loved to see our boy get down and dirty in the old west!

Disney’s high-profile remake of “The Lone Ranger” has ridden into the sunset, at least in its current configuration. That long-gestating movie project — starring Johnny Depp as Tonto, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski — was expected to start shooting in October in New Mexico. But Walt Disney Studios pulled the plug late Friday after reaching an impasse with the filmmakers over costs, according to an industry official briefed on the matter who asked for anonymity because the details of the shutdown were considered private.

A Disney spokesman declined to comment. Disney, according to the official, was willing to spend $200 million — still an enormous amount of money for a western, which is perhaps Hollywood’s riskiest genre — but Mr. Bruckheimer and his team had sought a budget closer to $250 million. Hi-yo Silver and a-waaay with the entire project?

Perhaps, but there is also a chance that the budgets could magically align now that Disney has started playing hardball. The shutdown notably comes three days after Disney’s studio reported a 60 percent drop in quarterly operating profit and Robert A. Iger, the company’s chief executive, told analysts, “It’s our intention to take a very careful look at what films cost.”

Gossip #3

Five Dead in Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse at Sugarland Gig

It’s a heartland heartbreaker for Sugarland fans at an Indiana State Fair concert.

Severe weather left four dead when high winds blew concert scaffolding onto the front rows, as the country band waited to take the stage. Dozens were reportedly injured according to reports, and an eyewitness who works for WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, Ind., described the harrowing scene pictured in the video above:

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“The wind just picked up and the stage just caught and the roof just caught and it went up like a sail and then it crashed forward into the people standing in the front. There were people trapped underneath and everyone was running and screaming,” said Kirby Ehler of local NewsChannel 15. “They were asking any medics or nurses not to leave.”

The National Weather Service had issued a hazardous weather alert for central Indiana, warning of heavy rain and thunderstorms. The alert stated, “thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds and large hail as the main threats.” Adding, “the storms will also produce dangerous lightning and brief heavy rainfall.”

Reportedly wind gusts of 60 to 70 miles per hour struck the area causing the collapse as thousands of fans waited for the headliners to take the stage.

According to the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety, at least 40 people have been transported to area hospitals. Those concerned for family and friends are urged to check redcross.org for a list of those injured.

BREAKING NEWS…more details as they become available.

 

Gossip #4

Hillary Duff is pregnant!

Hilary Duff Is Pregnant With First Child!

Hilary Duff‘s first wedding anniversary is extra sweet: she and Mike Comrie announced they are expecting a baby!

“This weekend, Mike and I are celebrating our one year anniversary! In memory of the special day, we decided to post some of our favorite pictures from our wedding!” she wrote on her official website Sunday.

“I can’t believe it has already been a year. Time really flies when you’re having fun! We also want to share the exciting news that baby makes three! We are extremely happy and ready to start this new chapter of our lives. Thanks to everyone for the continued love and support throughout the years!”

Duff, 23, wed pro hockey player Comrie, 30, on August 14, 2010 in an intimate sunset ceremony at a $29 million estate near the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif.

“We both love kids and we’re really excited,” Duff told Us Weekly Wednesday at the Kendra Scott jewelry event in L.A., just days before sharing her pregnancy news with the world. “It was a big deal for us because we had a year to be married.”

 

Gossip #5

Girls rock especially at the 2011 MTV Video Music awards.  In a male dominated industry, artists like Katy Perry, AdeleBeyonce, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga are representing for the ladies!

This year musicians and artists will duke it out to be crowned the king & queen of popular music at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards airing on Sunday, August 28 at 9PM (ET/PT). Leading the pack is Katy Perry with nine nominations including “Video of the Year” and “Best Female Video for her hit, Firework. Right behind Perry is U.K. bred soul singer Adele with a well deserved seven nominations including Video of the Year and Best Direction in a video for Rolling in the Deep off her sophomore album “21?.

Other artists up for awards include Kanye West with seven nominations, Bruno Mars with four nominations, Beyoncé, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Thirty Seconds To Mars with three nominations each and Beastie Boys, Chris Brown, Pitbull and Lil Wayne who have two nominations.

 

Gossip #5

Miranda Cosgrove is safe and well

Miranda Cosgrove

Following a frightening tour bus accidentThursday morning, Miranda Cosgrovepopped up at Los Angeles International Airport sitting in a wheelchair with her broken ankle in a cast. 
 
The 18-year-old iCarly star suffered a fractured right ankle and toe after her bus collided with a tractor trailer in Illinois while she was en route to a concert in Kansas.