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Gossip #1

Ashton Kutcher Replaces Sheen as Highest-Paid Actor on TV plus he throws a party and Jon Cryer talks on Sheen’s death

 

Ashton Kutcher has replaced Charlie Sheen as the highest-paid actor on television, bringing in $700,000 per episode of “Two and a Half Men,” reports TV Guide Magazine.

In its annual “Who Earns What” issue, the magazine says that Kutcher’s salary — which equates to $16.8 million for a standard 24-episode order — is actually $500,000 less per episode than what Sheen made last season, before departing in ignominy earlier this year.

While Jon Cryer’s “Two and a Half Men” character might shed a tear or two over the death of bad boy brother Charlie Harper, in real life, that highly anticipated demise will bring big laughs, according to the star.

“They managed to bring in Ashton in a really terrific way,” the actor said. “I mean, Ashton just did the show on Friday and he tore the roof off the place. He was amazing.” the first show will reveal Sheen’s character died in a “meat explosion.” In fact, according to Cryer, it’s too amazing to be believed.

In the end, Cryer insisted that he wasn’t really allowed to say much about the storyline, but he assured the KTLA hosts that sitcom fans shouldn’t worry about a downer of a death ruining the show.

“I’ll tell you, it’s funny,” he said. “So if that’s sitcom appropriate, I think (the writers) nailed it.”

IMAGE: Two and a Half Men

 It didn’t take long for Ashton Kutcher to become the most popular guy among the cast and crew of “Two and a Half Men.”

Charlie Sheen’s replacement on the the smash CBS sitcom threw an impromptu “first day party” for the entire show’s staff after the first day shooting the new wrapped on Friday, an insider tells Us Weekly.

 “Everybody is loving Ashton on the set,” the source raves. “He’s really coming off like a cool low-maintenence guy, and with everything that went down with Charlie everyone is breathing a sigh of relief.”

Unlike 45-year-old Sheen’s drama, “He jokes with the crew, has no tantrums, he comes in well studied in his lines — it’s such a nice change. So far there have been no issues and everyone is really happy with how it’s working out.”

Adds the source: “Nobody is missing Charlie right now.”

 

 

 

Gossip #2

Confirmed! J. Lo will be back on ‘Idol’ next season

If the executive producer says it’s happening, it must be true: Jennifer Lopez will be back in her judging chair when “American Idol” returns next season.

“I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of ‘American Idol,’ is back for the next season,” the show’s executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe, told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Wednesday. That means Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler are all on board, and naturally, so is Seacrest.

Earlier, all signs seemed to indicate that Lopez, the lone holdout, would be re-joining the show. Cécile Frot-Coutaz, the CEO of the company that produces “Idol,” FreemantleMedia North America, told the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, “We’re in good shape. No worries. No dark clouds on the horizon.”

This is fantastic news for the show, as the Tyler-Jackson-Lopez combination seems to be a winning one: “American Idol” was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards. It’s also fantastic news for Lopez, who is said to be looking at a Simon Cowell-like payday for her return.

 

 

 

 

Gossip #3
Horrible Bosses star – Aniston is talking marriage and family??
IMAGE: Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Just four months together, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are taking lavish getaway vacations and discussing making their relationship permanent, according to sources.

As Aniston, 42, and Theroux (who turns 40 on Wednesday) kick back on an extended getaway in a $7,000-a-day cliffside compound in Kauai, Hawaii, the hot twosome have more on their minds then coconuts, cocktails and outdoor yoga.

To that end, health nut Aniston is making sure her body is in tip-top shape to conceive while on the island — hiring a private chef and doing at least 45 minutes of yoga daily.

“She’s detoxifying,” an island source says.

The “Horrible Bosses” star’s pals aren’t surprised in the slightest by Aniston’s race to become a mom with Theroux. “Jen hasn’t felt this way about anyone since Brad,” a pal says of Aniston’s ex-hubby Brad Pitt. (Aniston has had a famously rocky romantic life — with fizzled romances with Vince Vaughn, John Mayer and a slew of others — since her 2005 split with Pitt, 47.)

Gossip #4

Lebouf and Jonas ignore one another???

PIC: Shia LaBeouf and Joe Jonas Ignore Each Other?

Twentysomething hunks Shia LaBeouf and Joe Jonaswere two ships passing in the night — er, day — in West Hollywood on Tuesday.

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Shaggy-haired and furry-faced LaBeouf, 25, headed to lunch at Cafe Med wearing a red t-shirt, jeans and shades.

Directly in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon‘s path in Sunset Plaza? Sexy singer Jonas, 21, wearing an inside-out “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” t-shirt, jeans and shades. As photos attest LaBeouf and Jonas passed one another without a hello or nod of recognition.

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No word yet on whether the two in-demand stars have ever met at any Hollywood functions.

 

Gossip #5

 

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony‘s divorce proceedings have taken a backseat to their two children, 3-year-old twins Max and Emme.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony‘s divorce proceedings have taken a backseat to their two children, 3-year-old twins Max and Emme.

PHOTOS: Jennifer and Marc in happier times

The former couple, who announced their split July 15, were seen in the backseat of a red convertible near Sagg Main Beach in Southampton, New York, TMZ reports. (See the photo here.)

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According to 42-year-old Anthony’s rep, the Latin crooner was in town to visit his children. (In addition to his two kids with Lopez, Anthony has three additional children: one out of wedlock, and two with his first wife, Dayanara Torres. It’s unclear which children Anthony was visiting.)

PHOTOS: Jennifer and Marc in happier times

The former couple, who announced their split July 15, were seen in the backseat of a red convertible near Sagg Main Beach in Southampton, New York, TMZ reports. (See the photo here.)

PHOTOS: All of Jennifer’s exes

According to 42-year-old Anthony’s rep, the Latin crooner was in town to visit his children. (In addition to his two kids with Lopez, Anthony has three additional children: one out of wedlock, and two with his first wife, Dayanara Torres. It’s unclear which children Anthony was visiting.)

VIDEO: What went wrong in J.Lo and Marc’s marriage?

An insider recently told Us Weekly that Anthony isn’t quite over his ex, 42, who signed on for another season of American Idol Wednesday.

“His mood shifts from blaming her to begging her to take him back to telling her she is destroying his life,” the insider told Us. While hashing out the details of their impending divorce, Anthony was “being difficult on every little point…He wants to prolong things so she reconsiders.”

 

 

 

 

Gossip #6

Code blue! Sony greenlights ‘Smurfs 2′

With “Smurfs” becoming perhaps the biggest surprise hit at the box office this summer, Sony announced Tuesday that it’s moving forward with a sequel.
 
“Smurfs 2″ will debut Aug. 2, 2013, the studio said, with Jordan Kerner serving as producer.

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Sony didn’t release any other details, including whether or not Neil Patrick Harris will be back to take on the live-action lead role.

“Smurfs,” produced at a cost of $110 million, has grossed $135 million after less than two weeks of worldwide release (the film went wide internationally last weekend in 23 territories).

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Projected to take in no more than $30 million in its domestic premiere two weeks ago, the film outperformed expectations, grossing $35.6 million, and it nearly topped the underperforming “Cowboys & Aliens” for the box-office crown that weekend.
 
Sony acquired the project on turnaround from Paramount and produced it in-house.

 

 

Video: ‘The Smurfs’ Trailer

 

 

 

 

 Gossip #7

James Franco tells Conan about his failed foray into amateur porn

James Franco.. i love you and i’m so glad your foray failed!.. REALLY!

At least that’s what the star of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” seemed to indicate during his “Conan” appearance Tuesday night. Namely, that he once tried to make an personal-use amateur porn movie … and it didn’t go over so well.

“When I was young, it’s not like I went down to Van Nuys and tried to break into the porn industry,” he told Conan O’Brien. “I got a video camera and my girlfriend and I decided to film ourselves, and watched it back and said yeah, let’s never watch that again.”

Franco manages to squeeze in feature film acting, performance art, soap opera appearances and considerable time at the universities, but the sex tape does appear to have been his Waterloo. And he will be appearing in a film whose subject is porn: “Cherry,” where he’ll play a lawyer who gets involved with a young adult movie star.

 

 

 

What Are Words 0

I don’t follow American idol as much as i’d like. but i decided to try to follow season 10 for two special reasons. Steve Tyler from Aerosmith and J.Lo as the new american Idol judges.

i LOVE the two of them!!!

They are my favourite judges. JLo brings the articulation that has been missing from the female judges side and Steve is a nice musical touch, with empathic pizazz and humour. I think the two of them are an excellent addition to the American Idol judging panel. Simon i do miss you, Paula you had a great run, and Ellen – i love you – but well i just missed “you” when you played judge.. you were funny though.

Back to the point of my post.. i want to talk about one contestants who has touched the hearts of millions of viewers all over the world. I’m sure you already know who i’m talking about. He’s an absolute darling with the voice of an angel and a heart of gold. I’m talking about none other than Chris Medina!!

This young man entered American Idol and was unfortunately not in the top 24. His story starts with with his girlfriend, Juliana Ramos. A lovely girl whom he proposed to. One year into the engagement and she met with a terrible accident which has caused her to become for lack of a better word “special”. Chris has dedicated his life to being her primary caregiver..which is so terribly sweet. Not many people would stick with a person who is no longer as capable as they once were.. i do believe Chris fought to stay with Juliana. She’s really blessed to have a person like him. I do really really pray that a miracle will happen for her and she will be able to recover. Chris really defines a man.. man!

The story moved J.Lo to tears when she had to let him go.. But on one hand, the show has to portray that it is about the music and not just a compelling story. Everyone was routing for him but ultimately the show is about how well you sing. However getting in to just the top 40 is an achievement by itself. His story is now known and there will be more to come for Chris and his girlfriend.

But even though he’s not in the top 24, immediately in the same week his song “What Are Words” was officially released online. Plus Medina was invited to perform on Friday’s Feb. 25 episode of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” The song called “What Are Words” which was written by Rodney Jerkins specifically for Medina.

In fact, Ryan Seacrest mentioned on his radio show that Chris Medina would be given a special gift. It was a cheque for $35,000 to the foundation that is helping Chris’ fiance recover from her accident. Better still two other people donated another $35,000 and thats by Topher Grace and Ryan Kavanaugh.. The video is so moving and he cried… oh man.. even i teared T_T

You can support Juliana at this foundation Laurus Foundation and even twitter hashtags #supportjuliana. And if you want to support further, go watch the movie Take Me Home Tonight, cause the producers will be giving 1 percent of the movies box office to the donation. So…. imagine 30 million it’ll be 300 thousand. That could really help the foundation a long way.

“What are Words” is a moving song that really just tells about how we give a lot of emotional verbal statements in life… but do we mean them. Like when we say I love you and i’ll never leave you. Do we really mean that? Are the words we say only meant for good times and nothing more? The words really just speak to you and i can’t agree more. I do hope the person we intend of sharing our life with, will mean the words they say and have a soul as beautiful as Chris’s..

Anywhere you are, I am near
Anywhere you go, I’ll be there
Anytime you whisper my name, you’ll see
How every single promise I keep
Cuz what kind of guy would I be
If I was to leave when you need me most
What are words
If you really don’t mean them
When you say them
What are words
If they’re only for good times
Then they don’t
When it’s love
Yeah, you say them out loud
Those words, They never go away
They live on, even when we’re gone
And I know an angel was sent just for me
And I know I’m meant to be where I am
And I’m gonna be
Standing right beside her tonight
And I’m gonna be by your side

I would never leave when she needs me most
What are words
If you really don’t mean them
When you say them
What are words
If they’re only for good times
Then they don’t
When it’s love
Yeah, you say them out loud
Those words, They never go away
They live on, even when we’re gone
Anywhere you are, I am near
Anywhere you go, I’ll be there
And I’m gonna be here forever more
Every single promise I keep
Cuz what kind of guy would I be
If I was to leave when you need me most
I’m forever keeping my angel close

Bye Bye Simon Cowell? 28

I just read this article on TV.com. It states that there is the possibility that the infamous Idol judge – sent-to-tear-apart-young-contestants-to-shreds – may end his time being on the show. According to the news his schedule has finally caught up with him. Read TV.com article.

He may just sit behind a desk and give witty sarcastic disdainful remarks to contestants, but that is all hard work! If not for his guidance, probably people would not know how to vote for actual singers. His guidance was so ‘good’ people started a group to purposely vote for the lousy singers.

For what it’s worth, his stinging comments are true! And its because of the truthness in it, that’s why it’s funny. To me anyway its funnier than the people who come in and are made fools of, just for the 15 minute to fame.

Besides who does not love the wonderful banter between Ryan Seacrest and the American Idol judge. Lol. I always get a good laugh when I watch Ryan diss Simon in all sorts of manners. You gotta watch this video on how it all started.

 

So would I like it if Simon left. No!

Would I watch the show if he left. No!

Would i bother encouraging others to watch it if he left. No!

Come on he’s all real and that’s cool :)

You can read the article here.

Most Original Singer on American Idol 290

I don’t always blog about American Idol and if anything I lost most of my interest for the show the season they had Sanjay going nearly all the way to the top. But this I had to blog about because after last nights performance with Mariah Carey week (meaning the contestants all get a one on one with her on singing) one person really stood out for me in the crowd.

David Cook!

Now all of you out there maybe rooting for the cute and talented David Archuleta. I don’t blame you. He’s got the voice of an angel and the cutest babyface that will make your heart melt. But despite all that, the other David has got it made for him.

Now that’s extreme talent. So far I’ve seen him sing Billie Jean by pop sensation Michael Jackson and Always Be My Baby by the queen of singing Mariah Carey. Both of the songs while, they are definitely David Cooks own rendition, he will do the two famous singers proud. The girls did I will say terribly last night in the Mariah Carey episode. I’m sorry but when you try to sing like Mariah Carey, you’re going to be compared terribly. David Cook made a 360 degree turn for the Mariah Carey song, giving it his own rocking edge to it. Which works and also because no one will recognise it.

Have a look.

Always Be My Baby. Like whoaaaaa

This is his version of Billie Jean.

My bets are he’s going to win the whole competition. With America’s flavour for rock and country music, he’s bound to get the votes. Not to mention he’s got looks too, everything needed for a potential professional singer.

It’s a Cruel Joke 103

With American Idol fever playing on Star Channel, it is bound to cause a number of tongues to start wagging. I would think it’s the most talk about show ever around the entire world…well it is anyway here in Malaysia, which is downright ridiculous considering that our very own Malaysian Idol got scratched off from the Tv programs.

I’ve had a couple of conversations with friends, and we got into the talk of how some people who make it into the final judging round, actually can’t sing at all. What happens when you go for an audition like American Idol or any Reality TV show, is that they are looking for the juicy stories. The crazy or fantastic ones that will garner in more viewers. Thousands of people will audition out for a spot on American Idol, with them going through 3 rounds before they get the green light to go into Hollywood. There will be two tiers of judges before we the TV viewers actually see the final round of auditions going into either wow Simon Cowell or make him beg for them to stop.

Really how do you think a person that sings like this could’ve gone through 2 rounds of judging?

It’s a cruel joke honestly. I mean for those who people who have the insane confidence to go up and try out, I give them respect, but on the other hand. I find it terribly cruel as the people around them say that they have the ability to sing when in truth they can’t. Sure everyone can sing, but not everyone can sing well. And these people who go into the two rounds are given the perception by the first and second tier judges, that they actually can sing. Then when they go into the actual panel of judges, they are crushed to bits, because they are now hearing the truth.

I am all for people trying to gain confidence but really don’t feed thoughts into people’s heads making them think they are good at something when they aren’t. It will only cause these people to get hurt and confused. They are living in denial and because of that, they start to wonder why aren’t they good enough. Obviously they weren’t in the first place.

So mean.