Blossom and The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik was involved in a serious car accident in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Hollywood.com has confirmed. LAPD spokesperson Richard French told Hollywood.com that the 36-year-old actress was driving in L.A. when a car with three tourists from Chile turned into her vehicle at Hollywood Boulevard. "Just before noon there was a party traveling northbound on La Brea, approaching Hollywood [Blvd.]," he said. "There were three people in the car. They turned westbound onto Hollywood Boulevard, and directly into her car. It was a near-head-on collision."
French also confirmed reports that the actress sustained a serious injury to her left hand. "She suffered severe lacerations to her left hand and thumb, and was transported to a local hospital where she was admitted for treatment," he said. "The three others suffered minor injuries and did not go to the hospital. There was no crime involved; [it was] just one of many accidents that happen throughout the city." TMZ reported earlier that Bialik may lose a finger.
UPDATE: Mayim Bialik has tweeted about the accident, reassuring fans about the prognosis of her hand and fingers. See below.
(husband typing) In pain but will keep all my fingers. If u wanna See pre accident me watch The Soup tonight lol #joelmchale @thesoup— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) August 15, 2012
Laura Ackermann released the following update on Bialik's condition: "Mayim Bialik was in a minor car accident today. A representative close to her spoke with her and she is doing fine and will be returning to work tomorrow. She thanks everyone for their concern."
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Although dozens of movies are released every year, it makes sense that we only recognize up to ten in the Best Picture category at the Academy Awards. This is because generally, the vast majority of the movies released in a given year are pretty bad. Sometimes really bad. That's why America has the Razzie Awards: a recognition of the worst cinema of the past year. And in this world of widespread big screen garbage, it must really take a lot for a single individual to stand out among the rest. Ladies and gentlemen, Adam Sandler: the recipient of eleven Razzie Award nominations for 2011—a new record.
To be fair, Sandler is not always a propagator of bad movies. Over the years, he has treated audiences to some fun and interesting stuff (check the high end of the Adam Sandler Stupidity Scale for reference). But this year, what the world got from Sandler was...less of a treat. Sandler's 32nd Annual Razzie Award nominations come attached to his work in the films Jack & Jill, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, and Just Go with It. Sandler earned nods in such categories as Worst Picture (as producers for both Jack and Jill and Bucky Larson) as well as for Worst Actor, Worst Actress (now that's transcendent), Worst Screenplay, Worst Ensemble and Worst Onscreen Couple, with multiple nominations in several of the categories.
Sandler's eleven nods in a single year more than doubles the previous record, set by Eddie Murphy in 2007 at the 28th Annual Razzie Awards, for his work in Norbit. John Wilson, head of the Razzies, tells Hollywood.com, "Sandler had a role, as an actor, writer or producer, in three of 2011's most critically reviled movies. Bucky, which Sandler co-wrote and co-produced, was both a box office bomb AND received a rare 0% Approval Rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Critics' opinions play a major role in how we select our nominees. Other factors in our process include financial info—what did the movie cost? How much was lost?—and what we call the "Razzie Pedigree" of a film; i.e., do the actors or filmmakers involved have a past history with our awards? On all of these criteria, Sandler's three films stood out as among 2011's 'Berry Worst.'" Wilson went on to add, "Showing that he has a sense of humor about himself would go a long way toward 'redeeming' Sandler in the eyes of moviegoers. Maybe he should follow in the hallowed footsteps of Sandra Bullock and Halle Berry, and show up—dressed as 'Jill'?—to accept any Razzies he or his films may 'win.'" Other noteworthy entries of this year include The Hangover Part II, nominated in the Worst Prequel, Remake, Spin-Off or Sequel category. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I was attached to eight nominations, Transformers: Dark of the Moon had six, and New Year's Eve five. But nothing tops the twelve nods for Jack & Jill, or the resounding eleven for multi-hyphenate Sandler. After the comedian's profession of his desire to create something honest and real during the video interview segment last night at the Oscars, it can be hoped that he'll lend his attention to more projects like Funny People and Punch Drunk Love. But it sure does feel like Jack & Jill 2: Pacino's Revenge isn't that far off from a possibility. Source: Razzies