Kim Kardashian plans to sue In Touch Magazine, for saying that she's already cheated on her fiance, Kris Humphries. She wrote a long post on her blog about how she never met the guy In Touch claims she's been sleeping with, and that she's never sent him any text messages, and that she doesn't even know him. She said, "This guy should be ashamed of himself. Calling up a magazine and making up an entirely fake story just to get attention!?!?! It's just shameful and this guy should feel ashamed and humiliated....I've said it before and I'll say it again...don't believe everything you read." - Kim Kardashian
Sales of Lady Gaga's album, Born This Way, have taken a nosedive. It has dropped 84% since it debuted and sold 1.1 million copies, as it only sold 174,000 copies this week. However, Rolling Stone still puts the album in the top spot on Billboard charts. Um, I kinda think this is because everyone already owns it and the only people who don't are Sky Captains and the World of Tomorrow. - Celebrity Cafe
Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, is reportedly pregnant. Gawker says that Weiner has been telling associates that Abedin is about three months into her pregnancy, and a source indicated the couple had been trying to conceive. Additionally, they have put their two-bedroom apartment in Queens up for sale -- which actually shows that Weiner is even MORE of a multitasker than we thought he was when we learned he was just sexting people. Think about how hard it is to sext without anyone knowing about it, while you're trying to get your wife pregnant, WHILE YOU'RE PUTTING YOUR HOUSE UP FOR SALE. I'm sorry, but this guy is working really hard. Recognize. - Gawker
Easy A a teen sex comedy with no actual sex aims rather conspicuously to plumb the best bits of Diablo Cody and Alexander Payne in its upside-down self-consciously campy take on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. In the role of its high-school Hester Prynne is Emma Stone the sly husky heroine of last year’s surprise hit Zombieland. Tested by a film that is far less clever than its director Will Gluck or screenwriter Bert Royal would have us believe (and they desperately want us to believe) she passes with flying colors delivering a performance that should elevate her into the upper echelon of actresses possessing brains and beauty in equal measure.
Stone plays Olive the kind of quick-witted hyper-literate teen that our educational system produces in ever-diminishing numbers. (If it ever produced them to begin with.) More knowing and sophisticated than others her age she is nonetheless not immune to the pressure of peers and the dread of being labeled a loser. Under duress by a prying friend (Aly Michalka) to dish the details of her birthday weekend a rather mundane affair mainly spent jumping on her bed to the tune of Natasha Bedingfield’s pop monstrosity “Pocket Full of Sunshine ” she feels compelled to embellish a bit and concocts an entirely fictional account of losing her virginity (dubbed the “V-Card” by Royal trying too hard) to a boy from a junior college across town.
Word of Olive’s deflowering spreads with startling speed aided by the incessant rumor-mongering of a catty Evangelical eavesdropper (Amanda Bynes). Suddenly branded a tramp on account of a seemingly harmless little lie Olive opts to embrace her newly tarnished reputation and put it to good use. In a viciously stratified social environment where even the most awkward acne-plagued pariah can earn respect and even admiration from members of the upper castes for having gone All the Way Olive anoints herself the Mother Theresa of (fake) sluts bestowing her blessing upon downtrodden gents in need of a reputation boost. And she resolves to look the part too traipsing around in scandalous bustiers and affixing the letter “A” to her chest.
There are limits to Easy A’s Scarlet Letter conceit overly Glee-ful tone forced repartee and pop-culture references (John Hughes is invoked so many times he should get a producer credit). Which is why director Gluck must be grateful to have found Stone who handles the verbal calisthenics of Royal’s script with charm and verve and a certain effortless appeal that keeps us engaged even as the film wallows in contrived irony and heavy-handedness. Keep your eye on her.
Don't ever cross the British tabs. But Anthony Hopkins did anyway, and now he's paying the price. The Oscar winner is the subject of some scathing headlines in his native U.K. today as news sinks in that Hopkins has renounced his birthright to become a U.S. citizen.
The actor, who was sworn in before buddies John Travolta and Steven Spielberg in Los Angeles on Wednesday, is being branded in the Brit tabs alternately as "Hannibal Traitor "and "Hannibal Defector" -- nods, of course, to his Oscar-winning turn as the flesh-eating Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs."
So far, Hopkins is acting very un-Hannibal and remaining tight-lipped as to his motives to go American.
'MENACE' TO DVD: The wait might soon be over. Online DVD news tracker The Digital Bits (www.thedigitalbits.com) said today that collectors and aficionados alike can expect "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace," currently only available on video, to come out on DVD. The site cited the interview this morning on the Los Angeles radio station KROQ where George Lucas confirms that his team at Lucsafilm is indeed working on the DVD version of the film.
Though no official word on when exactly the DVD will come out, The Digital Bits did report that the DVD version will include several unfinished and deleted scenes and sequences that were not in the original film.
KEEP HOPE ALIVE: Writer Bret Easton Ellis tells the Phoenix New Times that Lions Gate Films wants to make a franchise of "American Psycho," the controversial chick-slicing flick based on his unbeloved chick-slicing novel of the same name. "Psycho," the movie, opens in theaters today.
DON'T MESS WITH THE SANDMEN: In San Francisco on Thursday, the hard rockers of Metallica filed suit against three universities (the University of Southern California, Yale and Indiana U.) for encouraging its students to trade their music on Napster software. Napster was also named in the suit.
FIDDLING WITH DIDDLEY? Blues icon Bo Diddley has filed a lawsuit of his own -- this one against Nike. The guitarist accuses the ubiquitous sneaker people of misappropriating his image to sell their ubiquitous "You Don't Know Diddley" T-shirts.