Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 11:17 PM EDT on Jan, 24 2011
The very cool custom-built 1955 truck that Sylvester Stallone drove in his movie The Expendables went on the auction block this week at a celebrity car auction in Arizona and it brought in a whopping $132,000.
The Barrett-Jackson auction company said the truck was built by the team at West Coast Customs and had a huge number of add-on features, including a Ford 347cid Edelbrock engine and custom built race seats.
Also included, “hidden compartments to hold movie weapons” which means we hope they did background checks before the truck was sold.
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Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 11:03 PM EDT on Jan, 24 2011
It’s official, Jay Leno is now a Harvard man, well maybe not, but he has been named the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard University.
The drama troupe is the oldest undergraduate program of it’s kind in the United States and they annually honor an individual who entertains the masses.
According to the group Jay Leno was chosen because he has:
“Entertained millions of people over his long and accomplished career in comedy….”
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as TV at 8:27 PM EDT on Jan, 24 2011
MTV’s new TV series Skins has lost their fourth advertiser. Subway has decided that the new show is too controversial and they have parted ways.
The show has come under fire in the last week from The Parents Television Council (PTC) who claims that the shows use of underage actors and actresses in sexual scenes borders on child pornography and exploitation. The average age of show members is 15 to 19 years old, although no nudity is shown.
An H&R Block ad also ran by accident during an episode of the show which forced H&R Block to express their anger at the network.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Mischief & Mayhem at 8:11 PM EDT on Jan, 24 2011
Ted Williams, the homeless man with the “Golden Voice” has checked himself out of rehab just two weeks into a 30-day stint.
Williams checked himself out of the Origins Recovery Center in South Texas and is on his way back to California, despite pleas from his counselors for him to stay and finish his much needed treatment.
Williams entered rehab citing a 25 year alcohol addiction.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 1:28 AM EDT on Jan, 24 2011
After losing part of her leg to infection, Zsa Zsa Gabor, 93, has returned to her home with husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt.
Zsa Zsa spent three weeks in a Los Angeles hospital after doctors were forced to monitor an infection before amputating part of her leg as gangrene set in.
Gabor has spent months moving in and out of hospitals since she fell out of bed in her Beverly Hills home and required hip replacement surgery which led to blood cots and her eventual infection.
According to Zsa Zsa Gabor’s rep, she will be under constant home supervision from nurses and her husband.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Engagements & Weddings at 12:58 AM EDT on Jan, 24 2011
Baby Spice has announced her engagement. Emma Bunton, 35, is the youngest of the Spice Girls and announced her engagement on Friday via Twitter, tweeting to her followers: “Yahoooo I’m Engaged!”
After announcing the engagement Bunton Tweeted:
“I had the best birthday!!!”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 12:15 AM EDT on Jan, 24 2011
First Taco Bell pulled their ads from the MTV show Skins and now Wrigley chewing gum has announced that they have done the same.
A Wrigley rep told Access Hollywood:
“Wrigley has decided to suspend any advertising during MTV’s Skins as it is never our intent to endorse content that could offend our consumers. Any ads that previously aired during the show were part of a broader advertising plan with the network.”
The show has come under fire by the Parents Television Council (PTC) who have called for a government investigation into the shows use of children actors, an action they call child pornography and exploitation.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 12:06 AM EDT on Jan, 24 2011
Justin Bieber has one of the most iconic haircuts of the last decade and it’s something that’s not cheap to maintain.
According to hairstylist Vanessa Price, the woman behind the haircut, she makes house calls to the home of Bieber and to his tour spots to maintain his famous hair for a cost of $750.
Price told Life & Style:
“I usually cut his hair every couple of weeks when he’s on tour.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 11:42 PM EDT on Jan, 23 2011
Wow that didn’t take long. Just a month after breaking up with his girlfriend of eight years, Mila Kunis, Macaulay Culkin was spotted leaving a popular Barcelona nightclub with a porn star.
Macaulay didn’t seem shy about leaving the Bagdad Live Sex Club, smiling for photographs and posing with his date, Spanish adult film star Irene Lopez.
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 1:06 AM EDT on Jan, 23 2011
Regis Philbin decided it was time to leave Live With Regis And Kelly after he was told he would be receiving a paycut due to poor ratings on his former hit morning show.
Currently Regis Philbin rakes in upwards of $18 to $20 million per year, however after talking to ABC executives his now fired agent Jim Griffin told Regin that they couldn’t come to a deal that would secure the same amount of money.
Regis is believed to have told co-host Kelly Ripa about his decision just 15 minutes before going on the air to announce that he would be leaving ABC.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 12:36 AM EDT on Jan, 23 2011
WWE star The Great Khali has denied any part in a recently shooting that took place while he was in India.
According to several reports, shots were fired into a crowd of people by Khali’s bodyguard, injuring at least one and possibly up to three individuals.
The 7 foot tall wrestler was initially linked to the shootings, however Khali spoke with TMZ and said:
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 11:39 PM EDT on Jan, 22 2011
It’s too early to call this one a reunion, but it looks like Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift could be dating once again.
The ex-couple were spotted in Taylor’s hometown digs of Nashville this week, just over a month after they called off their two-month relationship.
Insiders close to the couple said Taylor was “unable to eat” after the first breakup which reportedly occurred because of the couple’s nine-year gap and intense media attention.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 11:26 PM EDT on Jan, 22 2011
Keith Olbermann, the left-leaning host of MSNBC’s Countdown With Keith Olbermann has signed off, ending his successful seven year run as the host of his popular news talk show.
MSNBC confirmed Olbermann’s departure before it occurred, telling The Hollywood Reporter:
“MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann’ will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 11:14 PM EDT on Jan, 22 2011
Viral video sensation Antoine Dodson is once again parlaying his 15 minutes of fame into a bit more time on the small screen.
If you’re unfamiliar with Dodson, he became a huge viral sensation, attracting more than 67 million pageviews after being interviewed about the attempted rape of his sister at their housing project in Huntsville, Alabama.
The new show is set to be produced by Couples’ Retreat actress Kali Hawk and finding a distributor is currently their main priority so they can pitch the idea to TV networks.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 5:11 PM EDT on Jan, 21 2011
Adam Jasinski, a former winner on the CBS television series Big Brother has been sentenced to 4 years in federal prison. Jasinski was found guilty of using prize money from the show to mastermind and fund a prescription drug ring.
You may recall that Jasinski was busted in 2009 when he attempted to sell 2,000 oxycodone pills to a government informant.
Rather than going through a lengthy court battle, Jasinski this week plead guilty on drug possession charges with intention to distribute, he also plead guilty for failure to file a 2008 tax return, the same year in which he won his $500,000 Big Brother prize.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Movie News at 4:58 PM EDT on Jan, 21 2011
Excited for Zoolander 2? With Ben Still opening up about the long-awaited sequel to the movie if you aren’t excited now, you will be soon.
Zoolander 2 will take place in Europe and follows models Derek and Hansel 10 years after the last films ending.
Stiller told Empire this week:
“We’ve completed the script, Justin Theroux and I, and handed it into the studio.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 4:31 PM EDT on Jan, 21 2011
Annie Ilonzeh has been cast as the first angle in the new Charlie’s Angels reboot.
The reboot, to air on ABC, is being produced by Sony Pictures TV and Flower Films, the company owned by Drew Barrymore. As I’m sure you will recall, Barrymore appears in both the 2000 and 2002 Charlie’s Angels films.
The new pilot takes place in Miami and will follow the same format as the original 70′s show with a mysterious voice, Charlie, leading the Angels on adventures.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 3:23 PM EDT on Jan, 21 2011
Supermodel Heidi Klum has announced her first signature fragrance in partnership with Coty Inc.
The perfume, known as “Heidi Klum Shine” will launch in North America and Latin America this fall, with plans already in the works for a European debut and other international markets to follow in the latter part of 2011.
In a statement released on Friday Klum said of the fragrance:
“I never thought my nose would recover from sniffing so many scent combinations,” while adding, “..It is all worth it. I want my fragrance to be truly special and head-turning so that people ask the woman who’s wearing it ‘What are you wearing? You smell delicious!’”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 3:16 PM EDT on Jan, 21 2011
MTV loves their controversy, first Jersey Shore pissed off the Italian demographic and now their new show Skins has drawn the outrage of the Parents Television Council (PTC) which has asked for a Child Pornography investigation to be opened against the network’s new show.
If you’re unfamiliar with Skins the show portrays teenagers using illegal drugs, drinking and engaging in sexual acts. The nature of the show has led the watchdog group to call for an official investigation into the shows content which features children as young as 15 years-old engaging in illegal activity.
According to the watchdog group the show uses:
“foul language illegal drug use, illegal activity as well as thoroughly pervasive sexual content.”