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HEY, I THINK I SEE A CELEBRITY!: All Chi-Town Sightings, Week of 3/15

March 23rd, 2010 No comments

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From time to time, celebrities do step out of LA and New York to venture over to the windy city. They’re not always A-list, but — what the hell, we’ll take what we can get. This week’s sightings:

  • LeBron James was in town to face off against the Bulls and made the most of his time by hosting The BlackOut party at The Shrine in the South Loop. The night turned into a who’s who of sports and music stars, Read more…
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John Hurt Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award: Speaks Out Against Hollywood Blockbuster Mentality: “It’s Been My Constant Fight”

March 22nd, 2010 No comments

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With the enormous success of $200 million plus, Imax 3D movies like  Avatar and Alice In Wonderland, Hollywood’s blockbuster mentality is as strong as ever, which is why English actor John Hurt (pictured above in his role in V for Vendetta) took a moment during his speech to accept a lifetime achievement at the Bradford International Film Festival in England last Friday, to address the issue. Read more…

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Heidi Montag’s Disturbing Plastic Surgery Has Been A Boon To Her Career: Films Funny Or Die Video W/ Ron Howard, Nabs Part In Adam Sandler Comedy

March 22nd, 2010 2 comments

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Former MTV reality star Heidi Montag knows how to use the media to her advantage, recently conducting a press tour days after getting a full body plastic surgery makeover. She made the rounds, visiting with all of the ususal suspects: Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and Good Morning America (even the morning shows couldn’t resist the story). It was the perfect Read more…

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FLOP POP FIZZLE, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: ‘Alice In Wonderland’ #1 Movie For A Third Week, ‘Wimpy Kid’ Strong Enough To Beat ‘Bounty Hunter’s Tired Rom-Com Hijinks, ‘Repo Men’ D.O.A.

March 21st, 2010 No comments

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Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland has not only shoved Avatar out of 3D Imax screens; it’s also usurped the movie’s record shattering stronghold on the box office. These days 3D is king and Burton’s latest CGI offering easily held onto the top spot for the third week in a row. It also helped that the new releases were a weak crop that included the bottom of the barrel romantic comedy The Bounty Hunter and Universal’s second box office failure in two weeks: Repo Men.

Based on the series of bestselling children’s by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, succeeded Read more…

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THE WEEKEND MARQUEE: Rom-Com Genre Hits A New Low With ‘The Bounty Hunter’; ‘Diary Of Wimpy Kid’ Should Score With Kids, ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Will Remain Top Draw

March 19th, 2010 No comments

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Rarely has any great movie been created as the result of a brainstorming session by a studio executive. The result is usually along the lines of crap like Forces of Nature and the more recent When in Rome. Andy Tennant, the director of this weekend’s new rom-com low, The Bounty Hunter, starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, explained the origin of the project to Variety: Read more…

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Lady Gaga Sued By Ex-Boyfriend For $30 Million

March 19th, 2010 1 comment

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The road to stardom is paved with those who get left behind along the way and Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga) is being sued for $30 million by her ex-boyfriend, record producer, Rob Fusari. In a suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday, Fusari’s lawyer Robert Meloni said:

He discovered her. It was his songs and productions and connections that got her her first deal.

In addition to his claim that he came up with the name Lady Gaga, after a spell check on his phone converted the message Radio Gaga, to her now infamous moniker, the suit refers to the fact that Fusari co-wrote several Read more…

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Desperate For Ratings, ‘The Today Show’ Goes Undercover To Reveal What Everyone Already Knows: Celebs Have Easy Access To Prescription Drugs

March 19th, 2010 No comments

Celebrities using drugs isn’t the shocking revelation that the producers of NBC’s Today Show would like it to be. If this “undercover investigation” proved anything, it’s their desperation for ratings.

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Conan O’Brien Taking A Page From David Letterman’s Playbook: Talking With Fox But Keeping Options Open

March 19th, 2010 No comments

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Conan O’Brien hasn’t exactly taken to retirement since being kicked out of hosting The Tonight Show in March. In addition to mounting a national comedy tour which will be filmed as a part of a documentary feature film, he’s been busily plotting his next move outside of the prying eyes of the media. It’s easy to imagine that what he’s going through is similar to David Letterman‘s experience in 1992 when his contract ended with NBC. Both Bill Carter‘s non fiction account of the ordeal, The Late Shift and the the 1996 HBO movie version, depicted the late night host sitting Read more…

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New Trailer: ‘Eat, Pray, Love’

March 18th, 2010 No comments

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Betty White Enjoying A ‘Golden’ Career Resurgence: Hosting ‘SNL’ May 8, Starring In New Sitcom

March 18th, 2010 No comments

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Betty White has had the kind of career resurgence that most 88 year old actors would never dream of. Since her role in the summer hit, The Proposal (pictured above with costar Sandra Bullock) she’s appeared regularly on Craig Ferguson‘s late night show and was featured in a Snickers commercial during this year’s Superbowl; proving she’s more than willing and able to keep doing what she loves. All of the exposure has succeeded in introducing her to a whole new set of fans. In February, over 500,000 Read more…

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