Monday, 28 January 2008

Johnny Depp has heart of gold

IMAGE:Johnny Depp-Cpt Jack SparrowHollywood actor Johnny Depp sends heartfelt video message to dying boy

Caring Hollywood actor Johnny Depp sent a personal video message to a dying boy in the UK, after hearing he was a big fan of Pirates of the Caribbean.
The actor even went as far as to dress up as his character from the film - Captain Jack Sparrow, to deliver the emotional video message which came via email.

The 8-year-old boy, Mark Westwood, was fighting an aggressive brain tumour, but despite three operations he sadly lost his fight for life.
Paul Robinson, the boy's granddad said that Mark watched the 35 second video email over and over in the final days of his short life.

While Mark was being treated in hospital his parents had become friendly with another couple that also had a sick child.
The two couples supported each other through their sons' treatments. Mark's parents happened to mention that he was a massive 'Pirates of the Caribbean' fan, only to discover that their new friends were pals with Mr Depp.

Shortly afterwards, Sarah (Mark's mother) received the email containing the video from Johnny Depp.

Read more at: South Manchester Reporter

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Aussie actor Heath Ledger found dead!

IMAGE:Heath LedgerAustralian actor Heath Ledger dies of an overdose at 28
Australian born actor Heath Ledger has been found dead on Tuesday 22 at around 3.30 pm at his Soho apartment in Manhattan, reports CBS news Showbuzz.
He 28-year-old actor is said to of died from a possible accidental overdose of sleeping tablets.
An autopsy on the actor today (Wednesday 23) was inconclusive. The medical examiner's office say that more tests are needed. The police don't appear to believe the death to be suspicious.

Despite there being a rolled up $20 dollar bill found on the floor near Heath's naked body, initial investigations show no visible drug residue found on the bill and no illegal drugs were found in the actor's apartment. The bill has of course been sent away to a lab for more in-depth analysis.

A lot of fellow actors, show business friends and fans have expressed their shock and horror at the tragic news.
But one radical religious group from Kansas has expressed a different view.

FoxNews.com reports that The Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, known for picketing the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq, has stated that they intend to protest at Heath Ledger's memorial services held in America (not any in his home country, Australia).
They will be holding signs saying that the actor died and is in Hell because he played a gay character in the film 'Brokeback Mountain'.

Shirley Phelps-Roper, speaking on behalf of the Westboro Baptist Church is quoted as saying:

"You cannot live in defiance of God. He got on that big screen with a big, fat message: God is a liar and it's okay to be gay".

The Westboro Baptist Church has produced a press release flier, outlining their intentions. Click to view flier. Or click thumbnail for alternate image location.
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Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Amy Winehouse becomes REAL 'rock' star!

IMAGE:Amy WinehouseAmy Winehouse - Secretly filmed smoking crack
The talented but troubled Amy Winehouse has been secretly filmed, allegedly smoking crack according to The Sun newspaper's report.

Following a reported 19 minute binge in which she snorted powdered ecstasy and cocaine. She admits (on the video) to also have "just taken about 6 Valium to bring myself down".
Later in the video she is seen taking hit after hit from a glass pipe. In between hits she mentions crack.

The video was filmed at the singer's east London flat during a house party, the night before she was due to support her husband Blake Fielder-Civil at his court appearance.
She explains to guests that she can not party too hard because she needs to be up at 8:00 am to get to the court on time.
So, this being Amy's version of taking it easy, her version of partying hard seems almost unimaginable!

Amy Winehouse has had amazing success with her best selling album "Back To Black" (no doubt to be referred to as 'Smack To Crack' or something similar after this recent story).
Amy is best known for her massive hit "Rehab", which is quite obviously autobiographical and sadly becomes more and more tragic as her drink and drug problems go from bad to worse.

Check the video below then see full story at thesun.co.uk

Monday, 21 January 2008

Brother war out there!

IMAGE:Clooney-Wahlberg-Ice Cube-UNClooney, Marky Mark & Ice Cube get tooled up for Nigeria

The Press Association has reported that, Nigerian militant rebels MEND-'the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta' (not the catchiest of names), have invited George Clooney to visit the impoverished wetlands region, in his newly appointed role as 'messenger of peace' for the United Nations.

The open letter, sent via email reads:
"Mr Clooney, MEND extends an invitation to you to see things for yourself and is willing to work with you and other credible peace makers of international repute to stop Nigeria from plunging into the abyss of war".

The rebel's are campaigning for a greater share of the Niger Delta's oil wealth. They are hoping that Mr Clooney can help with negotiations between themselves and the government of President Umaru Yar'Adua.

If the picture above is anything to go by, he may just enlist the help of Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube.
And ladies, don't even think about. Hen nights/bachelorette parties DO NOT require UN intervention!

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Cruise in the news with Scientology views!

Image:It Came From Outer Space posterA four-year-old video has surfaced on the internet showing Tom Cruise expressing some of his Scientology views in an interview. As reported HERE by the BBC.
It also comes at a time when there is controversy (when isn't there? It's Tom Cruise + Scientology = !!!) over a new unofficial biography of Tom Cruise written by Andrew Morton and published in the US on Tuesday.
Tom's lawyers say it includes "nutty" claims such as, Tom being second-in-command at the Church of Scientology.

Image:Tom CruiseNow whether Tom is or isn't second-in-command, he's certainly first when it comes to commanding an audience and promoting Scientology. There are many, many celebrity Scientologists but none are so loud and proud as Mr Cruise.

So it may not be Top Gun or Mission Impossible (theme of which used in this vid) but you can watch the video here and see what you think of it.
Note; the video has been edited and some say it has been done in such a way as to make Tom appear nuts.
I don't know about nuts but he should at least get 'Best Leading Actor' for this latest release.

UPDATE: Surprise, surprise! Video recently removed from YouTube. Well fear not Cruise fans, Dailymotion has once again stepped in to save the day! (For the time being at least).

Monday, 14 January 2008

After getting 'dirrty' Christina has a child

Image:Dirrty Christina AguileraCeleb babies seem to be popping out all over the place at the moment.
Not only has Nicole Richie just given birth on Friday (11 Jan) but dirrty warbler Christina Aguilera has given birth to a baby boy on Saturday 12 January 2008.

The 6lbs. 2 oz. baby boy is to be named Max Liron Bratman.
In an interview with Marie Claire in November Christina reportedly said she'd wanted to have a baby, although it happened sooner than she'd expected, following a visit from her music executive husband Jordan Bratman while she was on tour last April.

Read more at People.com

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Nicole Richie sheds another 6 lbs. 7 oz.

Image:Nicole RichieYes folks, Nicole Richie has given birth to a baby girl on Friday 11 January 2008 (as reported at People magazine HERE).
The child has been named Harlow Winter Kate Madden. The name already giving rise to jokes of granddad Lionel Richie singing "Harlow, is it me you're loooking for" to the little sprog.
And no doubt Lionel will be passing on parental tips to his daughter, such as: Do you realise you'll be up "all night long ... all night, oh, all night long".

When Nicole said she was pregnant in July, she reportedly told Diane Sawyer on 'Good Morning America'
"I would really want to be someone my child would look up to".
Well that shouldn't be too much of a problem as long as all historical records of Nicole Richie start from the moment she said that sentence.

Joel Madden, father of the child and frontman for the band Good Charlotte reportedly said
"Having a baby is the most exciting thing that's ever happened to me, and to us".

And now that the couple are new parents they of course feel the need to evolve into Mother Teresa and Bob Geldof.
In December they started the "Richie Madden Children's Foundation" to help the less fortunate.
They are quoted as saying
"We want our child to be a part of the community, and to know that there's a responsibility to help the community".

Yeah, the child will grow up to be "part of the community", you know, just like her parents, one of the people. Actually, now that I come to think of it, I think I queued up behind them in Tesco's the other day.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Dr Phil supporting or snaring Britney?

IMAGE:Britney Spears on Dr Phil Shoulders
Dr Phil helping Britney Spears or his ratings?

Was Dr Phil swooping into the hospital to be at Britney's bedside a selfless act, responding to the desperate plea from her parents?
Or was it the very loud golden opportunity knocking on Dr Phil McGraw's shiny head? RATINGS BOOST ALERT! RATINGS BOOST ALERT!

So was Dr Phil planning on supporting Britney Spears or was he hoping to be the ring master of this particular celebrity circus?
Shortly after hearing of his visit to the hospital I noticed that front and centre on his website it said "Britney Spears Exclusive!". This has since been replaced with something else.

Not long after that, Dr Phil announced that he was now scrapping the idea of a show all about Britney's health problems. He said on his site:

"Because the Spears situation is too intense at this time and out of consideration to the family, I have made the decision not to move forward with the taping".

But even though it was Britney's parents whom initially contacted Dr Phil for help, they have recently blasted Dr Phil for "violating their trust
", as reported on Showbizspy.

But, maybe we've got it all wrong. What if Dr Phil is actually Britney's hero and an idol that she's so in awe of, that she is even attempting to emulate his look?
I give you the evidence.Image:Britney & Dr Phil-Crazy EyesBritney Spears wants the Dr Phil look.
  • The bald head
  • The maniacal grin
  • The 'CRAZY' eyes
  • The attention seeking
She just needs to don the business suit and fashion a stick-on moustache made from her "hair-down-there", that I'm sure she has saved (or shaved, haha) for precisely this authentic finishing touch.

But Britney's not the only member of the "Dr Phil McGraw look-a-like cult".
Check out the creator of the infamous Bum Fights DVD when he was invited to appear on Dr Phil's show.
Even though the guy obviously put in a lot of effort to look like his idol, his face to face meeting was a brief encounter.
He was ejected from the show because Dr Phil felt that the guy had 'exploited' the people he filmed on his DVD.
Well duh! Of course Phil, can't you see? He's trying to emulate YOU accurately.



If you are interested in Dr Phil you may want to check out his site HERE.
Or why not help Britney and become a decoy for the paparazzi by printing out, making and wearing a 'Bald Britney' mask from Weird Wonderful Web.

Friday, 4 January 2008

Survey says...UH UUH to Murphy and Lohan!

Image:Eddie Murphy - Worst Actor 2007
Eddie Murphy - Worst Actor 2007 - A proud moment.
Eddie Murphy comes out the best of the worst in an online survey of nearly 4 million people.
Mr Murphy's 'performance' in 'Norbit' was how he gained the prestigious title of Worst Male Actor 2007, according to an online poll conducted by AOL Moviefone.
Other awards he collected: Biggest waste of the price of a ticket. (Ouch)

But Eddie wasn't the only one in the firing line. The fur-less fanjita flasher, Lindsay Lohan was representing the ladies as Worst Actress 2007, especially for her performance in 'I Know Who Killed Me'.Image:Lindsay Lohan - Worst Actress 2007
Lindsay Lohan - Worst Actress 2007 - It was the reviews that killed her!

For more info read report.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Penn and (divorce) paper!

Image:Sean & Robin Wright PennSean Penn and Robin Wright Penn file for divorce after 11 years.
Getting the perfect Christmas gift for your husband or wife can take years to perfect.
Getting to know the likes and dislikes, the favourites and the fantasies. These things can't be rushed.
Take Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn for instance. It took them 11 years of marriage to mutually discover the one gift that they could both share and enjoy.
And let's face it, nothing says "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!" more than DIVORCE!

On December 21 2007, Robin Wright Penn (of "The Princess Bride" 1987 and "Forrest Gump" 1994 fame) filed the divorce papers, sighting "irreconcilable differences". The couple who live in Northern California are seeking joint custody of their two teenage children.

More details at Associated Press.
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