Perez Hilton is hitting the road with Britney Spears this month in support of her new 'Circus' tour. The popular blogger is featured in her opening video – dressed as Queen Elizabeth! Spears even snapped this picture of him looking like Hollywood royalty.
Hilton won’t make it to every city, but he’s making the first three stops with the pop princess to support Spears and give fans an inside track on her tour and comeback. Hilton will attend the following shows:
March 3, 2009
New Orleans Arena
New Orleans, LA
March 5, 2009
March 8, 2009
American Airlines Arena
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The Coen brothers could be adding a third Writers Guild of America Award to their impressive trophy case next month if they can nab best original screenplay for their quirky comedy Burn After Reading. The WGA, who announced their nominees today, presented Joel and Ethan Coen with best adapted screenplay last year for No Country for Old Men and best original screenplay in 1997 for Fargo.
Rounding out the contenders this year are Dustin Lance Black for Milk, Woody Allen for Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Tom McCarthy for The Visitor and Robert Siegel for The Wrestler.
The WGA’s best adapted screenplay noms include Eric Roth for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with story by Roth and Robin Swicord; Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight with story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer; John Patrick Shanley for Doubt, based on the stage play; Peter Morgan for Frost/Nixon, based on his stage play; and Simon Beaufoy for Slumdog Millionaire.
WGA members will meet simultaneously in New York and Los Angeles for the award ceremony on Feb. 7.
Burn After Reading, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Focus Features
Milk, Written by Dustin Lance Black, Focus Features
Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Written by Woody Allen, The Weinstein Company
The Visitor, Written by Tom McCarthy, Overture Films
The Wrestler, Written by Robert Siegel, Fox Searchlight Pictures
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Screenplay by Eric Roth; Screen Story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord; Based on the Short Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures
The Dark Knight, Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan; Story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer; Based on Characters Appearing in Comic Books Published by DC Comics; Batman Created by Bob Kane, Warner Bros. Pictures
Doubt, Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, Based on his Stage Play, Miramax Films
Frost/Nixon, Screenplay by Peter Morgan, Based on his Stage Play, Universal Pictures
Slumdog Millionaire, Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, Based on the Novel Q and A by Vikas Swarup, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story, Written by Stefan Forbes and Noland Walker, InterPositive Media
Chicago 10, Written by Brett Morgen, Roadside Attractions
Fuel, Written by Johnny O'Hara, Greenlight Theatrical / Intention Media
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Screenplay by Alex Gibney, From the Words of Hunter S. Thompson, Magnolia Pictures
Waltz with Bashir, Written by Ari Folman, Sony Pictures Classics
Dramatic Series Dexter, Written by Scott Buck, Daniel Cerone, Charles H. Eglee, Adam E. Fierro, Lauren Gussis, Clyde Phillips, Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, Tim Schlattmann; Showtime
Friday Night Lights, Written by Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Brent Fletcher, Jason Gavin, Carter Harris, Elizabeth Heldens, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, John Zinman; NBC
Lost, Written by Carlton Cuse, Drew Goddard, Adam Horowitz, Christina M. Kim, Edward Kitsis, Damon L. Lindelof, Greggory Nations, Kyle Pennington, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Brian K. Vaughan; ABC
Mad Men, Written by Lisa Albert, Jane Anderson, Rick Cleveland, Kater Gordon, David Isaacs, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Marti Noxon, Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner; AMC
The Wire, Written by Ed Burns, Chris Collins, David Mills, David Simon, William F. Zorzi, Richard Price, Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos; HBO
30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Donald Glover, Andrew Guest, Matt Hubbard, Jon Pollack, John Riggi, Tami Sagher, Ron Weiner; NBC
Entourage, Written by Doug Ellin, Jeremy Miller, Ally Musika, Steve Pink, Rob Weiss; HBO
The Office, Written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Anthony Farrell, Brent Forrester, Dan Goor, Charlie Grandy, Mindy Kaling, Ryan Koh, Lester Lewis, Paul Lieberstein, Warren Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Aaron Shure, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky, Halsted Sullivan; NBC
The Simpsons, Written by J. Stewart Burns, Daniel Chun, Joel H. Cohen, Kevin Curran, John Frink, Tom Gammill, Valentina Garza, Stephanie Gillis, Dan Greaney, Reid Harrison, Ron Hauge, Al Jean, Brian Kelly, Billy Kimball, Rob LaZebnik, Tim Long, Ian Maxtone-Graham, David Mirkin, Bill Odenkirk, Carolyn Omine, Don Payne, Michael Price, Max Pross, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, Matt Warburton, Jeff Westbrook, Marc Wilmore, William Wright; Fox
Weeds, Written by Roberto Benabib, Mark A. Burley, Ron Fitzgerald, David Holstein, Rolin Jones, Brendan Kelly, Jenji Kohan, Victoria Morrow, Matthew Salsberg; Showtime
Breaking Bad, Written by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Patty Lin, George Mastras, J Roberts; AMC
Fringe, Written by JJ Abrams, Jason Cahill, Julia Cho, David H. Goodman, Felicia Henderson, Brad Caleb Kane, Alex Kurtzman, Darin Morgan, J.R. Orci, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Zack Whedon; Fox
In Treatment, Written by Rodrigo Garcia, Bryan Goluboff, Davey Holmes, William Meritt Johnson, Amy Lippman, Sarah Treem; HBO
Life on Mars, Written by Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Becky Hartman Edwards, David Wilcox, Adele Lim, Bryan Oh, Tracy McMillan, Sonny Postiglione, Phil M. Rosenberg, Meredith Averill; ABC
True Blood, Written by Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Raelle Tucker, Alexander Woo, Nancy Oliver, Chris Offutt; HBO
Episodic Drama - any length - one airing time
“Don’t Ever Change” (House), Written by Doris Egan & Leonard Dick; Fox
“Double Booked” (Burn Notice), Written by Craig O’Neill & Jason Tracey; USA
“Gray Matter” (Breaking Bad), Written by Patty Lin; AMC
“Pilot” (Breaking Bad), Written by Vince Gilligan; AMC
“Pilot” (Eli Stone), Written by Greg Berlanti & Marc Guggenheim; ABC
“There’s Something About Harry” (Dexter), Written by Scott Reynolds; Showtime
Episodic Comedy - any length - one airing time
“Believe in the Stars” (30 Rock), Written by Robert Carlock; NBC
“Cooter” (30 Rock), Written by Tina Fey; NBC
“Crime Aid” (The Office), Written by Charlie Grandy; NBC
“Crush’d” (Ugly Betty), Written by Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally; ABC
“Succession” (30 Rock), Written by Andrew Guest & John Riggi; NBC
“Vote for This and I Promise to Do Something Crazy at the Emmys” (My Name is Earl), Written by Greg Garcia; NBC
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Has Shia LaBeouf gone bad boy on us? Well, you might say that. Remember when he got arrested last November trying to buy smokes at a Walgreens? Now, the Transformers star is facing DUI charges and maybe even rehab (rumors are swirling). But don’t worry, there’s still hope! Robert Downey Jr., Vince Vaughn, Charlie Sheen and countless others survived Hollywood and came out on top. Perhaps Shia could learn a thing or two from our favorite bad boys gone good.
ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
After a successful career through the eighties and early nineties (including an Oscar nod for 1992’s Chaplin), Robert Downey Jr. hit a speed bump … or two or three or four in the mid-nineties with several drug-related arrests. He once told a judge in 1999, “It's like I have a loaded gun in my mouth and my finger's on the trigger, and I like the taste of the gunmetal.”
Notable naughty moments included speeding down Sunset Blvd. with heroin, cocaine and an unloaded .357 Magnum, wandering into a neighbor’s home and falling asleep in an empty bed, and a Thanksgiving day 911 call in Palm Springs that led to an arrest for possession of cocaine and valium.
It took several stints in jail and rehab before Downey got his life back on track. A few roles here and there like The Singing Detective and Gothika helped garnish credibility. By 2005 he was back in full swing with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Good Night, and Good Luck and A Scanner Darkly. Downey’s popularity went through the roof in 2008 with his summer hit Iron Man, grossing more than $300 million at the box office. Look for the native New Yorker, 43, next week in Paramount’s Tropic Thunder alongside Ben Stiller and Jack Black.
A break might be beneficial, just try not to spend it in jail, court or rehab.
Who would have thought a few publicized scuffles could lead to second degree assault? In the case of Russell Crowe, that’s exactly what happened. The Oscar winning star was caught on a security cam squabbling with two men at an Australian hotel in 1999, followed by a temperamental tiff with BAFTA Awards producer Malcolm Gerrie in 2002 for cutting a portion of his acceptance speech from the broadcast. In 2005 Crowe was arrested and charged with second degree assault and fourth degree possession of a weapon when he threw a telephone at a hotel employee in New York who refused to help him place a call. The Mercer Hotel concierge had to be treated with facial lacerations while Crowe had to pay $100,000 to settle out of court.
Less than a year later, Crowe was ready to laugh off the incident and so was the rest of the world (except maybe the hotel concierge). While hosting the Australian Film Industry Awards in Melbourne that November, the actor brought an old-fashioned Bakelight telephone onstage and warned the nominees, “If there are any problems and you do get up here and go on too long, then ‘hello’ to my little friend.”
Pick your battles and never ever take yourself too seriously.
Similar to Josh Brolin’s recent bar brawl in Shreveport, Louisiana, Vince Vaughn and costar Steve Buscemi ran into trouble in 2001 while filming Domestic Disturbance in North Carolina. The fight with pub patrons left Buscemi with several stab wounds and Vaughn was charged with fighting in public. Vaughn plead no contest and the charge was dropped.
While the tussle bolstered Vaughn’s reputation as a Hollywood party guy, it did little to damage his career or his fan base. His later roles alongside Will Ferrell, Luke and Owen Wilson and others even earned him a spot in Tinsel Town’s Frat Back.
Everything in moderation.
The old adage “don’t kiss and tell” never applied to Charlie Sheen. As the son of star Martin Sheen (who once had Charlie arrested for cocaine use), the eighties star had Hollywood at his fingertips and never batted an eye at taking advantage. Whether it was sex-capades with Heidi Fleiss’ high-class call girls or boasting about taking five women to the sack at a time (Empire magazine), it’s no wonder Maxim named him number two on their list of “Living Sex Legends.” While Sheen claims the bragging rights to 5,000 sexual conquests, the actor walked down the aisle multiple times. His first marriage to Donna Peele lasted only one year, his second to Bond girl Denise Richards was sensationalized in the tabloids (and still is), while his third wife Brooke Mueller seems to have tamed his wild ways.
After a successful stint on CBS’ Spin City, the network decided to use Sheen’s bad boy image to their advantage, casting him as a freewheeling bachelor on Two and a Half Men. The Golden Globe and Emmy nominated role combined with his new partner Mueller have proved to be a recipe for success.
Play to your strengths.
Kiefer Sutherland loves to have a good time (just type in “Kiefer Sutherland Christmas Tree” in a youtube.com search), but the 24 actor had to learn when to say when. We thought he learned his lesson back in 2004 with a DUI arrest, until it happened again in 2007. Sutherland was leaving a Fox Casino party in Los Angeles when he was pulled over and allegedly blew twice the legal limit. Luckily the writer’s strike allowed him to do his 48 days in jail without missing any work.
Since his last arrest, Sutherland has been back at work filming a made for television 24 prequel and keeping himself out of trouble and out of the spotlight.
Learn from your mistakes.
“I think you know in life what’s a good thing to do and what’s a bad thing, and I did a bad thing. And there you have it,” Hugh Grant told Jay Leno just days after being arrested. The British actor was referring to a night of indiscretion when L.A. Vice officers caught the star with Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown. Grant plead no contest to the charges, paid $1,180 in fines and still made an appearance on the Tonight Show to promote his next movie Nine Months.
Despite the finest public relations strategy money could buy, there was one thing Grant couldn’t hang onto – his longtime model girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley. She dumped him after the incident and rightly so.
Love the one you’re with!