THE DISH: Kristen Stewart’s Apology; Anti-Paparazzi Law Takes Effect; Is Christian Bale a Real Superhero?
July 25th, 2012 by Andy Cole
Kristen Stewart has issued a public apology for being unfaithful to her long-time boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. She says her affair with the director of her last movie, Snow White and the Huntsman, was a “fleeting moment,” and she’s “absolutely devastated” by her “complete lapse in judgment.” Rupert Sanders, the guy in question, has two kids with his wife.
The photographer who tailed Justin Bieber in that high-speed freeway chase earlier this month, has been hit with multiple criminal charges. Among them are 2 counts of following another vehicle too closely, and reckless driving with the intent to capture pictures for commercial gain. It’s the first charge laid under California’s “Anti-Paparazzi Law” Enter BIEBS for 500 points.
Christian Bale is pretty awesome- that seems to be the consensus after he appeared unexpectedly at a hospital to visit victims of last week’s shooting at the Dark Knight Rises premiere. Bale and his wife were brought to the hospital in an ambulance, to avoid the press finding out about the visit.
July 24th, 2012 by Andy Cole
After a low-key weekend, the box office numbers have been released. No surprise that, despite the tragic shooting in Colorado, The Dark Knight Rises still took the #1 spot with just under $161 million. Ice Age: Continental Drift was at #2 with $20 million, and Spider Man rounded out the top 3 with just under $11 million.
A TV legend has passed away. Sherman Hemsley, best known as George Jefferson from The Jeffersons (and before that, All in the Family), died of natural causes. He was discovered by his nurse earlier today.
Alex Trebek was back on the set of Jeopardy today after being out of commission for a month. He suffered a heart attack on June 23rd, and had been recuperating. Enter TREBEK for 500 points,
July 23rd, 2012 by Andy Cole
American Idol has filled one of its vacant judge spots. Mariah Carey has signed on for one season, at the cost of $12 million, which is what Jennifer Lopez made for her first season. They still need a replacement for Steven Tyler, and potentially Randy Jackson as well, since Randy hasn’t decided whether he’ll come back or not.
It was time for the Bachelorette Emily Maynard to make her choice last night. She accepted a proposal from Jef, who was pretty much neck-and-neck with Arie, until she brought Jef to meet her daughter. They got along so well, it sealed the deal, and they seemed pretty happy on the live-broadcast After the Final Rose special.
It was a big night at the Teen Choice Awards for a certain Canadian singer. Carly Rae Jepsen was awarded Breakout Artist and Choice Summer Song. She ended out the whole show singing “Call Me Maybe.”
July 23rd, 2012 by Kerri
I knew that would get your attention. Did you know that in order to pump up ratings on any Food Network show they make the episode about barbequing! Yep. Endless shots of sticky , ribby, hot meat will keep the viewers watching over any other theme of show. Like the epic show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Sure it highlights everything from fried banana sandwiches to gumbo, but it’s the BBQ that gives it those big ratings. Most people think they can barbeque. Am I right? Especially the men in our lives. God love ‘em! They were ‘BORN to BBQ’, at least that’s what the Father’s Day apron you bought him claims. It’s a man’s RIGHT! Get that meat, slap it on the ‘que and grill that sucker to perfection! All the time, all summer! It’s the ‘only thing I’m good at!’, some guys say. ‘PEOPLE LOSE IT over the way I do my steaks!’ ‘You haven’t tried my secret marinade have you? It’ll blow you away’ .
The problem is, not to be mean guys…. some women can actually kick your butt when it comes to barbequing. It’s true! I have a friend that have actually removed the barbeque from the backyard because it was ‘ broken’, just so she would never have to eat another over-done puck-like hamburger patty again. They now cook them in the oven. (she barbeques to perfection)
One time I went to cook my own steak at a party, only to be sent in the other direction by the MASTER CHEF on guard at his post in front of the barbeque. I like my steak rare. 15 minutes of cooking later, I could have used it as a spare tire.
But how could I hurt his feelings? These men are lovely! They only want to cook. They want to be proud and show that they can cook meat over fire. It’s very primal. But actually eating something that is digestible is also primal. You can’t tell a man he can’t cook a steak either. Noooooo no no no. In fact. That’s just mean. Saying that he is going bald or that he would be perfect for lawn bowling would be less offensive. So instead say nothing, and when he asks you how you like your steak just smile and maybe explore veganism for the day. Punch in VEGAN for points.
July 20th, 2012 by Andy Cole
Arguably the most anticipated movie of the summer, The Dark Knight Rises opened today, with midnight screenings pulling in an estimated $30.6 million. The mood is dampened, however. A theater in Colorado was the scene of a horrific shooting spree during a screening of the film. 12 people were killed, and dozens more injured by a lone gunman, who was later apprehended, and is now in custody.
Yesterday we mentioned Emily Maynard, from the Bachelorette, might be getting her own spinoff. Today it’s being reported rejected suitor Sean Lowe is being considered for the next Bachelor since, hey, it’s way easier than holding auditions.
Katie Holmes has landed her first post-Tom Cruise role in the upcoming Broadway play ‘Dead Accounts.’ It opens this Fall.
July 19th, 2012 by Andy Cole
With the Bachelorette finale just a few days away, it seems Emily Maynard is looking forward to a happy future…in telelvision. She’s reportedly in talks to spin off into a reality show about life with her new fiance – whichever one of those dudes she decides to pick.
The Emmy nominations came out today. Perennial favourite Mad Men took the most with 17, including best lead actor in a drama for Jon Hamm. Modern Family is up for the most in the comedy category, with 14 nominations.
Be careful what you say to Batman fans – reviewers who’ve given the new Dark Knight Rises movie less-than-favourable reviews (and they are the vast minority, I’d like to say), have received hate mail and death threats from crazy fans. Enter bonus code RISE for 500 points. The film’s director, Chris Nolan, defended them, saying they are passionate about the character, which is good. But death threats? Come on guys, what would Batman think?
July 18th, 2012 by Andy Cole
It’s time to welcome back Woody, Buzz and Mr. Potato Head – Toy Story 4 is rumored to be in the works, as well as sequels to Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo.
Halle Berry is out of the hospital and headed back to work after being injured on the set of her new movie ‘The Hive.’ Not sure what the movie is about, but we do know it involves a staircase, because that’s what she fell down and got injured on.
Russell Brand opened up to Howard Stern today. The interview was intended to focus on Russell’s new TV show ‘Brand X,’ but of course conversation turned to his failed marriage with Katy Perry. Surprisingly he kept it civil, and said it was mostly their busy schedules that caused the marriage to deteriorate.
July 17th, 2012 by Andy Cole
The paparazzo who was the ringleader of the group that pursued Justin Bieber in a high- speed chase on a California freeway may be facing charges under a new anti-paparazzi law. The law prohibits them from endangering others while trying to shoot photos or video. If convicted, the guy could go to jail for a year.
New on DVD today, comedies of every flavour. If you want goofy, there’s Will Ferrel in Casa di me Padre, slapstick with the Three Stooges or the sorta-romantic comedy Friends With Kids, starring Kristen Wiig and Mad Men’s John Hamm.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back on the dating scene. Since giving up any hope of reconciling with Maria Shriver, he was spotted getting very physical with an unidentified 25 year old. Some people thought it was inappropriate, but nobody said anything, because they didn’t want to get beat up.
July 16th, 2012 by Andy Cole
Three days on, there are still few answers to the questions surrounding the death of Sylvester Stallone’s son Sage. He was found dead in his home on Friday, and a post-mortem examination was inconclusive. The family now has to wait six weeks for the toxicology results.
Wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers proved stronger than the spider this weekend. Ice Age: Continental Drift earned top spot at the movies with $46 million. The Amazing Spider Man was in second with $35 million, followed by Ted at #3.
American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe says they’re exploring all kinds of options for filling the judges’ seats vacated by Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. He hinted that the show might feature a new panel of judges every year.
July 13th, 2012 by Andy Cole
It’s feeling like a sinking ship over at American Idol – yesterday, Steven Tyler announced he won’t be returning as a judge, and today, Jennifer Lopez confirmed that she’s done too. Randy Jackson has also hinted that he might be on his way out, possibly staying on in a mentoring position.
Justin Bieber is being sued by a woman who says she’s gone partially deaf after taking her daughter to one of his concerts. She’s blaming the venue, the promoters and Justin himself for causing hearing damage, and she’s seeking $9 million. No word from the TENS OF THOUSANDS of other people who were there who aren’t suing Justin Bieber.
One new movie opening today! Cool down with the kids in the theatre with Ice Age 4 – Continental Drift.