Well, my Twitter experiment fell just a little bit short. You can still sign up. I just won't be able to look Larry King in the eye. Thanks to those who joined. Now if each of you could just tell one million of your friends…
Morgan Freeman has been having an affair with his 27 year-old step-granddaughter… for TEN years. And not only did it break up his 25-year marriage but here’s the real heartbreaking part of this story -- it also broke up his relationship with his longtime mistress. On the other hand, that’s one more thing Morgan can cross off his Bucket List.
Wow! I can’t believe the number of comments I received on my Katherine Heigl piece. People with actual names seemed to agree with me. People who didn’t hid behind “Anonymous”. What surprised me was the level of fervor and passion on both sides. Folks, we’re not talking about a member of your family here, we’re talking about an actress who starred in THE BRIDE OF CHUCKY.
This was a new one. A panhandler in Westwood shouted at me, “Hey, I need to use your phone!”
So what’s going on at my gym? Well…one of the trainers has an informercial, another is starting her own clothing line, and my workout buddy Charlie is starring in a new reality show – HOUSE HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD, premiering August 15th on Fox. But the trainer whose likeness was on a cereal box has left, as has the Savings & Loan convicted felon. So in short, the usual.
FUNNY PEOPLE is 2 hours and 25 minutes. That’s too long for a David Lean film much less a summer comedy.
Meanwhile, (500) DAYS OF SUMMER manages to be the best romantic comedy of the year in only 95 minutes. Congratulations to Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber for a terrific script.
Don’t look now but TV critics from around the country (who are still left) are all in Pasadena for the annual TCA convention. Networks and showrunners will try to win their favor as they roll out this year’s crop of new “hits”. Imagine being stuck in a room for three weeks forced to watch BARRY LYNDON on a continuous loop.
The TCA Critics Awards are in: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, BIG BANG THEORY, TRUE BLOOD, MAD MEN, and YO GABBA GABBA! were the big winners. The awards are not televised. Who would be around to trash it?
I love Nurse Jackie!
I hate cat videos!
I'm tired of Adam Sandler.
Now at least Morgan Freeman has someone to go with him to the MTV Movie Awards.
Did Erin Andrews steal Gandhi’s lunch money in a past life? All she does is a great job on ESPN and is a terrific person. So lately she gets hit in the face with a foul ball (I was at CifiField that night; I tried to block it but I was in the pressbox and she was on the field), and some Norman Bates sicko took a hidden video of her nude in a hotel room and posted it on the internet. There are not enough porn sites? There are not enough loud obnoxious baseball fans that could use a line drive in the chops? Why Erin? She is not looking for attention, not dissing her employers, not dating her step-grandfather. She’s entitled to her privacy even if she is attractive and talented.
And judging by these recent actual headlines in the HuffingtonPost, there is enough goofy celebrity dish and bizarreness to keep even the hungriest of pop culture vultures satisfied.
Jon Gosselin Takes A Stroll In Kate's Hat
Ryan O'Neal: I Hit On Tatum At Farrah's Funeral
Susan Sarandon Joined Her Daughter At Pole Dance Class
Gwyneth Glows In Post-Cleanse Sparkles
Polyamory: The Newest Sexual Trend
Catching Up With Janeane Garofalo (She Still Wants Her Puppet)
Sorority President Sued For Personal Spending--Including Wax Statue Of Herself
Jude Law's Baby Mama Holds Press Conference To Ask For Privacy
And finally, this headline from EntertainmentWeekly.com:
Pope Benedict XVI To Sing On New Album
I love this town, whether it's LA or Rome.