One day after President Barack Obama‘s historic public endorsement of same-sex marriage here in the US, actor George Clooney hosted a fundraising dinner party at his home last night here in LA to raise money for Obama‘s reelection campaign. It was reported that the fundraising event might net approximately $12 million for Obama‘s campaign … it ended up raising $15 million! Invited guests were required to pay $40,000. each to attend the dinner and, happily, Obama‘s SoCal supporters paid up. More »
Back in February of last year, we learned officially that actress Marion Cotillard joined the cast of the forthcoming superhero sequel film Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. A couple of months later, it was revealed that Cotillard was cast to play a character named Miranda Tate … but it was widely speculated that Miranda Tate is merely a cover for another character — Talia Al Ghul, daughter of Ra’s Al Ghul (the villain featured in Batman Begins). Today we get to hear from Cotillard herself in the pages of the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter and learn, once and for all, which character she will be playing in The Dark Knight Rises. Spoiler alert warning? More »
Last week we learned that plans were in the works to move the brilliantly fun comedy series Cougar Town from ABC to TBS, today we learn that the show will OFFICIALLY make the move to TBS and find new life on the new network. Cougar Town was pretty much headed for cancelation on ABC but now that the show has been sold to TBS, it will not only enjoy another season of episodes … it might enjoy 2 new seasons ;) Read the TBS press release below. More »
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A few weeks ago we got to see Colin Farrell in the Total Recall reboot. Now Colin is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania filming his latest movie, Dead Man Down, and today we get to see him on set, filming dangerous stunts himself. Choosing to do the devilish stunts himself, Colin is spotted scaling a high rise building, abseiling down and getting involved in a shooting spree from the side of the building. Is he a dead man himself? More »
Singer Tom Gabel of the band Against Me! reveals in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that he is transgendered and plans to begin living as a woman. Not only is a revelation like this difficult on a personal level, I’m sure, but to do so on a public level in a major magazine is not only difficult but incredibly brave as well. Gabel‘s Rolling Stone feature will hit newsstands tomorrow but you can preview his story below. More »
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Late last month we learned that actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is reportedly pregnant with her second child. Altho SMG has yet to personally confirm the news, she appears to be showing off a burgeoning baby bump that is doing all the confirming for her. Sarah was spotted out and about in Brentwood, CA this week looking very much like glowing mother-to-be again :) Check out SMG and baby bump #2 below. More »
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Former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty is auctioning some of his art off this week including some of his blood smeared paintings. Blood often plays a major part of his art practice, and one of his more famous works, Ladylike, includes the blood of the late Amy Winehouse. This piece is expected to fetch between up to £80,000 when it is sold at the Cob Gallery in London this week. Reports today are saying that an undisclosed percentage of this sale will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which aims to help young people. Would you put a painting with Amy and Pete’s blood on your wall? More »
A few weeks ago I shared that I have FINALLY started reading the A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R.R. Martin and last night I finished in full Book I, A Game of Thrones. While the books are not short, they are extremely easy to read. Some of the information is difficult to keep straight, what with all the names, houses, lands, legends, etc., but Martin manages to tell his epic tale in a very easy to follow manner. As much as I really enjoy the HBO adaptation of the tale, I found the original source material just as entertaining. More »
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In the wake of the record-breaking box office weekend enjoyed by The Avengers last weekend, writer/director Joss Whedon has a personal (and funny) message to share with his
fans peeps. Joss penned a humorous letter that he has published online that expresses his personal thanks in the most Whedonesque way possible. You can read his full message below, followed by a very lengthy (and, again, hilarious/totally fictional) Q&A that is meant as a love letter to his fans, I mean, peeps. Sit back, relax and ready below. More »
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