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Courtney Love Apologizes To Letterman For Flashing Him: “I Was Out Of My Mind”

April 30th, 2010 No comments

Courtney Love‘s appearance on The Late Show on Tuesday was her first since 2004 (clip posted after the jump), when she went on to promote her solo album America’s Sweetheart. The album was a bust, peaking at number 53 on the billboard charts, as was her personal life at the time, and the appearance became famous for the fact that she flashed Letterman during her entrance. She was also visibly under the influence and it proved to be the start of a three year descent into drug addiction. In her latest appearance, to promote Hole‘s new album “Nobody’s Daughter” Love said she’s, “clean and sober.” Read more…

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Scenes From A Department Store: ‘Avatar’ Mania

April 30th, 2010 No comments

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It’s not enough that the Blue Ray/DVD release of James Cameron‘s epic, Avatar, has broken sales records, but even the crappy toys are in demand ($60…really!? Even for a juggernaut like Avatar, it seems a bit steep). Hold on to them, though. In twenty years, they’ll be nostalgic kitsch. Just like all the Twilight-related merchandise.

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Bill Murray On ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Rumors: “It’s Just A Myth”

April 30th, 2010 No comments

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In Hollywood there’s a blurry line between fact and fiction and projects that are categorized as “in development” as opposed to ones that have actually gotten a green light. The Ghostbusters sequel is the latest example of this. Reports claiming that Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and the rest of the cast have signed on to film a third sequel, may not be accurate according to Bill Murray, Read more…

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Lady Christina Wants Her Throne Back

April 30th, 2010 No comments

In 2002, pop princess Christina Aguilera got down and dirty for her semi-hit single “Dirrty” (actually it peaked at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100). In the video, her skimpy clothes are torn and tattered, and her skin looks about as clean as the fans at a Phish concert. People were turned off to say the least. Her career has never fully recovered. And now that Lady Gaga has burst onto the scene — taking the persona that Christina once wore so well and amplifying it to the most annoying degree, the “Genie in a Bottle” hitmaker wants back in. Read more…

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Wes Craven Hopes To Prevent Leaks On ‘Scream 4′; Says ‘Scream 2′ Was Re-Written After Early Draft Mysteriously Hit The Web

April 30th, 2010 No comments

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Ten years after Scream 3 was released, director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson have teamed up again to relaunch the series for a fourth film. The recently released poster bears the tagline. ‘New Decade. New Rules.’ The rest of the cast of the previous film is also onboard. Neve Campbell was a holdout, before signing on in September to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott. Courtney Cox and David Arquette have also signed on. Craven talked about his plans for the new film and the difficulty Read more…

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Bill Condon Chosen To Direct Fourth ‘Twilight’ Film

April 29th, 2010 No comments

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Landing a directing gig for one of the Twilight movies seems to be a win-win situation. They’re critic proof and the number of bad reviews that the first two installments received actually seemed directly proportional to their huge box office grosses. In January it was announced that Chris Weitz, who directed New Moon, would not be at the helm of the fourth installment. Summit released a press release yesterday announcing that Bill Condon has been chosen to direct Breaking Dawn which, like the final Harry Potter film, will be released in two parts. Condon’s last directorial effort was Dreamgirls in 2006. In the press release, Summit Read more…

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Steve Carrell Reveals That He Will Not Renew His Contract For ‘The Office’ During BBC Radio Interview

April 29th, 2010 No comments

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When The Office premiered in the spring of 2005, NBC was in fourth place (a distinction it still holds today) which made it more willing than usual to try out a single camera show with no laugh track based on a BBC cult hit. Its star, Steve Carell was known mostly as a correspondent on The Daily Show although that would change with the release of The 40-Year Old Virgin later that summer. In the beginning, many of the show’s story lines Read more…

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HEY, I THINK I SEE A CELEBRITY!: All Chi-Town Sightings, Week of 4/19

April 28th, 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:

  • Blink 182 frontman Tom Delonge, spoke to the Chicago Tribune’s About Last Night blogger Luis Arroyave right before peforming at the Aragon Ballroom on Saturday. He talked about the band’s troubled past, what resulted in their split in 2005 and what brought them back together. He said:

My biggest failure was the breakup of Blink. That was a failure of friendships, businesses and communications. In our hearts, Read more…

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FLOP POP FIZZLE, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ Still Going Strong; J-Lo Proves She’s Still Queen Of The Rom-Com

April 25th, 2010 No comments

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In its fourth week of release Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon easily took the top spot, benefiting from good word of mouth and a weak crop of new and recent releases. Even though The Back-up Plan didn’t technically put Jennifer Lopez back on top, it did manage to debut in second place with $12.2M. The poorly reviewed comedy (although most of the reviews singled out Lopez for praise) was her first starring vehicle since Monster in Law in 2005 and proved that the actress is still a formidable box office draw in the romantic comedy drama. Regarding Lopez’s three year screen absence, first time director Alan Poul, told the LA Times: Read more…

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VULTURE DROPPINGS OF THE WEEK: Movies About The Wackiness Of Fertility

April 24th, 2010 No comments

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When there are sex scenes in most Hollywood movies, they’re usually mined for their potential for comedy or horror. The same goes for pregnancy, which gets depicted either as a slapstick farce that seems to have been written by a ten year old or something along the lines of Rosemary’s Baby. In Jennifer Lopez‘s comeback vehicle, The Back-up Plan, the humor is based around her character’s attempts to conceive via artificial insemination. With the roller coaster ride of emotions and quirky twists and turns, the subject matter seems like the perfect launching pad for a movie. Unfortunately, most movies about pregnancy are more likely to expose the limits of the screenwriter’s imagination than the wonder of giving birth. Read more…

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