Tom Green just can't stop being annoying. While on a cross-country tour of skate parks, the Associated Press reported the comedian made a pit stop at a Des Moines, Iowa dance club--and promptly irritated the crowd to the point of getting himself booed off the stage.
Things started off pleasantly enough, with Green inciting the patrons to chant, "I like to drink beer" and "In Iowa, we like to drink beer, " but then took it one step too far, interrupting the music and yelling into the microphone. Guess it's just in his nature.
Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to help shape the youth of America. The AP reports that at an annual meeting of the California Society of Newspaper Editors and Associated Press News Executives Council Friday, the imposing actor promoted a 2002 state ballot initiative that would give more than $400 million towards extracurricular activities and tutoring for kids in kindergarten through ninth grade.
Rapper Master P's stalker will finally stand trial. Antwan Kevin Baker has been accused of stalking and making criminal threats against Percy Miller, known as Master P, for the last three years and was arrested April 17. Little risky stalking a rapper, don't you think? Those guys can be pretty tough.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is not dating "it's-not-my-baby" Steve Bing and she and Leonardo DiCaprio are not on the skids, as previously rumored. According to PageSix.com, Bundchen, at a Victoria's Secret shoot last week, kept pushing her breasts together saying, "Thees ees for Leo…Thees ees for my boyfriend," while posing in lingerie. No doubt Leo's happy to hear it.
The season finale of NBC's Friends, where Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) gave birth to daughter Emma and accepted an unintentional marriage proposal from Joey (Matt LeBlanc), drew the show's second biggest audience ever, at about 34.9 million viewers.
Actor, writer, director and now musician Billy Bob Thornton is rocking with the best of them, including Elvis Costello. On Friday Thornton began his two-week, nine-city tour in Los Angeles, showing off his rockabilly musical roots, and announced he will join Costello on dates in Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio.
Opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti postponed a performance in Britain to rehearse for a Three Tenor concert (joining Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras) at the World Cup tournament in Japan.
Songwriter Sharon Sheeley, best known for her song "Poor Little Fool" that was immortalized by pop icon Ricky Nelson in 1958, died Saturday in Los Angeles of complications following an aneurysm. She was 62.
Pop singer Britney Spears has officially left her teenage years behind her. She celebrated her 20th birthday with her friends and family at the Italian restaurant Solaia in Englewood, N.J., Sunday night, enjoying food, ambiance--and a male stripper. Sitting with her mother and 10-year-old sister Jamie, Ms. Spears giggled and blushed through a steamy dance by hunky stripper Steven Peters. "She told me, 'This is the best birthday present I've ever gotten!'" Peters told Pagesix.com. Although her boyfriend, 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake, was in Las Vegas rehearsing for the Billboard Music Awards, the singer talked to him on the phone while opening his gifts--Baccarat crystal glasses, a baby-blue teddy bear and silver candelabras.
Oscar winner Julia Roberts and music maven Madonna were the only two superstars to make The Hollywood Reporter's list of the 50 most influential women in show business, ranked No. 3 and 42, respectively. Universal Pictures chairman of production Stacey Snider ranked No.1, while Sherry Lansing, Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group chairman, followed in the number two spot.
Kevin Spacey and Drew Barrymore were awarded with Star of the Year honors at the 61st annual Golden Apple Awards on Sunday. The Hollywood Women's Press Club hosted the luncheon. Sour Apple award recipient Jerry Springer, however, was a no-show.
Rock 'n' roll lyricist Kal Mann, who co-wrote such classic songs as Elvis Presley's "Teddy Bear" and Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again," died of Alzheimer's disease last Wednesday in Pompano Beach, Fla. He was 84.
Carol Burnett wed Brian Miller, a percussionist who is also a music contractor for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, a few days before her CBS special aired Nov. 26, her spokeswoman told People. This is Burnett's third marriage.
Mark Wahlberg is being sued by his former bodyguard, Leonard Taylor, for $2 million, Taylor's lawyer told Reuters Monday. Taylor alleges the actor assaulted and beat him outside a lower Manhattan restaurant on Nov. 16. A spokesman for Wahlberg declined comment.
A U.S. District Court judge in Michigan reduced a $19 million judgement awarded to a Detroit publishing house for copyright infringement of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Jingle All the Way, ruling that "the bulk of the award was supportable neither by law nor in fact." Writer Brian Alan Webster and Murray Hill Publications had sued 20th Century Fox, claiming they stole the idea from Webster's screenplay Could This Be Christmas.
British actress Elizabeth Hurley's ex-beau, Steve Bing, is questioning his paternity of Hurley's baby, which she announced she was carrying last month. He released a statement Monday saying they were not in an exclusive relationship when she became pregnant but, "if indeed I am the father, I will be an extremely involved and responsible parent."
Nathan Lane has signed on to star in a biopic of the late comedian Jackie Gleason for Mirage Enterprises, written by Rob Festinger (In the Bedroom). No director has yet been attached.
RealNetworks Inc. and three of the leading record labels--Warner Music, EMI Group and Bertelsmann's BMG--will launch their online subscription venture MusicNet Tuesday. Subscribers will be able to get 100 Webcast sources and 100 downloads a month from a selection of over 75,000 songs.
DreamWorks' smash animated hit Shrek looks to be the top-selling DVD of all time, having sold 5.5 million copies and raking in an estimated $110 million since its Nov. 2 release date.
It didn't take long to kill off this titan.
NBC executives Tuesday informed Aaron Spelling that they wouldn't be ordering a season's worth of new episodes of the television mega producer's show, "Titans," effectively killing the show. The remaining four episodes are expected to aired over the next few weeks, Variety reports.
It wasn't definite which show would take over the 8 p.m. slot, but word is that midseason drama "This Life" (working title) is considered to be a favorite.
"The Michael Richards Show" may suffer the same fate if ratings don't improve. NBC execs are waiting to see how the show performed in Tuesday's Nielsen's ratings. And sources say the show may be canceled by the end of the week if ratings don't improve.
SO MUCH FOR DENNIS MILLER: In other TV ratings news, the Associated Press reports that "Monday Night Football" has received its second-lowest rating in its 31 seasons on ABC. This week's game between New England and Kansas City drew a 9.9 national rating and 16 share. Only the 1986 game between the Redskins and Giants drew a lower rating, an 8.8, and that game competed against Game 7 of the Word Series between the Red Sox and Mets. This year, "Monday Night Football" has been averaging a 12.7 ratting and 22 share. Each rating point represents a little more than 1 million television households. Share is the percentage of in-use TVs tuned to a program.