Sharon Osbourne has fired back at former Frasier star Jane Leeves following comments the actress made about the TV personality's penchant for plastic surgery. In a recent interview with U.K. publication The Daily Mail, Leeves criticised Osbourne for going under the knife to improve her appearance, stating, "That shiny look... the skin is stretched so much! And this bit here (between her nose and upper lip), it just disappears and is vaguely simian-looking."
Leeves went on to vow not to follow in the music matriarch's footsteps by becoming the latest Hollywood star to suffer a botched procedure, insisting numerous celebrities have ruined their careers trying to maintain their youthful appearances.
Osbourne responded to Leeves' remarks while co-hosting her U.S. show The Talk on Monday (08Jul13), and took the actress to task for likening her to an ape: "I... haven't had anything done here (between my nose and upper lip), but now she's said it, I'll have a phobia about it and probably end up going to have something done. So thanks for the advice Mrs... Everyone's entitled to their own opinion."
Despite the 60 year old's playful attitude, she also tried to put Leeves in her place before wrapping up the segment, adding, "She's comparing herself to people who are stars, she's a working actress and very good at what she does... but she's not a star."
A statue depicting Colin Firth's iconic lake swim as Mr. Darcy in a U.K. TV adaptation of Pride And Prejudice has been installed in England. The King's Speech star had tongues wagging when he emerged from the water in a see-through white T-shirt in the 1995 BBC series, based on Jane Austen's novel, and now artist Toby Crowther has immortalised Firth's sexy lake dip in fibreglass by building a 12-foot (3.7-metre) sculpture of the actor's pulse-racing scene.
The display made its debut in the middle of London's Serpentine lake on Monday (08Jul13), but it will make its permanent home in a body of water in Lyme Park, where the scene was originally filmed.
Coincidentally, the sequence was recently voted the most memorable moment in British TV drama history in a survey released earlier this month (Jul13).
Actor David Arquette found a wacky way to give back to charity when he went skydiving topless in Las Vegas on America's Independence Day (04Jul13). The Scream star showed off his daredevil streak when he joined the Hustler Club's Flight of the Tatas fundraising leap, which was organised to generate cash for breast cancer research.
Arquette made his jump without wearing a shirt, but according to the New York Post's Page Six gossip column, female participants were banned from going topless.
The Hustler Club tells the publication the "city commissioner said women couldn't do the jump topless, so they started nude and pulled their bikinis on halfway down".
Arquette capped off his wild night partying with girlfriend Christina McLarty and porn stars Ron Jeremy and Jesse Jane on the roof of the Hustler Club.
Bosses behind star-studded historical movie The Butler have been forced to change its name after it was ruled a rival studio owns the rights to the title. The film, about Eugene Allen - the butler to eight U.S. presidents and their families - features an A-list cast, including Forest Whitaker as Allen, Oprah Winfrey as his wife, Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower and Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda as President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy.
However, chiefs at The Weinstein Company will have to come up with a new title for the highly-anticipated movie ahead of its August (13) release after executives at Warner Bros. won an arbitration battle on Tuesday (02Jul13).
Warner Bros. bosses successfully argued they own the rights to the title because they have a 1916 comedy of the same name in their catalogue.
Actor Bryan Cranston will celebrate the end of his hit TV drama Breaking Bad by cementing his place in history with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 57 year old will unveil the 2,502nd star on the famous sidewalk on 16 July (13), when his Breaking Bad sidekick Aaron Paul and his Malcolm in the Middle co-star Jane Kaczmarek will deliver tributes in honour of his stellar career.
Cranston, who rose to fame on classic sitcom Seinfeld and has starred in Oscar-winning films Argo and Saving Private Ryan, will wrap up his role as chemistry teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White in the final episodes of season five, which will premiere in the U.S. this August (13).
Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace is going solo for a series of concerts this summer (13). The punk rocker, formerly known as Tom Gabel before coming out as transgender last year (12), will hit the road for a five-date mini tour, starting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 10 August (13) and wrapping up in New York five days later. The news comes just months after the Against Me! stars were forced to cancel their spring (13) tour with Bad Religion and Polar Bear Club following the double departure of their drummer, Jay Weinberg, and their bassist, Andrew Seward.
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have become grandparents again. Actor Colin Hanks and his wife Samantha Bryant recently welcomed a baby girl named Charlotte, a sibling for their two-year-old daughter Olivia Jane.
The King Kong star tells People.com, "Ms. Charlotte Bryant Hanks has decided to join us. She's as happy and healthy as we are overjoyed and tired."
And the 35 year old jokes that his dad and stepmum are already looking forward to spending some quality time with the new addition, adding, "They cannot wait to just dote on this kid with every single fiber of their being. My wife and I are more than happy to give them our baby and say, 'Here, watch her while we take a nap!'"
The couple married in 2010.
One of this summer's most highly anticipated movies is the Weinstein Company's The Butler. Starring Forest Whitaker, the film tells the story of Cecil Gaines, a man who works as a White House butler during eight American presidencies, from 1952 to 1986. During his tenure, he witnesses countless important events in 20th century U.S. history from a highly unique perspective. But the historical drama may be facing some turmoil. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is attempting to prevent Harvey Weinstein from using the title The Butler, claiming that it posseses the sole rights to the title because of a 1916 silent comedy by the same name.
With The Butler's August release date fast approaching, this matter seems to have arisen oddly late in the game. There is reportedly a great deal of "outrage" at the Weinstein Company, and we aren't surprised: the only logical response to this situation is, "WTF?" Has anyone actually seen this silent comedy The Butler? Isn't this new movie supposed to be an inspiring tale about adversity and American history? Why are you trying to bring everybody down, Warner Bros.?
The Butler is based on the true story of Eugene Allen and also features such heavy-hitting stars as Oprah Winfrey (in her first major film role since Beloved in 1998), John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, Melissa Leo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Mariah Carey, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber, James Marsden, Minka Kelly, and Lenny Kravitz.
With such an all-star cast and fascinating subject matter, The Butler promises to be one of the best biopics of 2013. Warner Bros' claim is fairly absurd, but it could have serious implications for the movie. Whatever its title may be, we're excited to see the film. After all, what's in a name? That which we call The Butler by any other name would be just as great.
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Bonnie McKee's music video for "American Girl" just dropped and it features a slew of celebs. The video for the catchy, bubble-gum pop tune includes stars like Katy Perry, Jenny McCarthy, Adam Lambert, Ms. "Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen, Ke$ha, Kiss, Macklemore, E!'s Fashion Police crew, the hilarious Kathy Griffin, Jane Lynch, Jewel, and a handsome Lance Bass among plenty others.
The "American Girl" video bounces from A-lister to A-lister as each star sings and dances to a line of the Award-winning songwriter's hit. McKee, who has teamed up with pop star Katy Perry on a bunch of her songs, even got a nice shout out from the fellow "California Gurl." Cutie-pie Perry tweeted, "Wanna see me in bed in my pj's?! Watch this then" and posted a link to the video (below). And yes, Perry looks absolutely adorbable bopping along to the ditty in her jammies.
Although Bonnie McKee, who is a successful songwriter-turned-superstar, looks super fly with her hippie-styled headband and firecracker popsicle, it's hard to focus on the red-headed singer when every celebrity you can possibly imagine keeps captivating the screen. But then again, with lyrics like "Hot blooded, all American girl/ I was raised by a television" a cast of celebrities sounds about right.
Having friends in high places will undoubtedly boost views on McKee's Vevo channel. But after all the hits she supplied her video co-stars, it seems to us like they owed her one in return. Regardless, it's super fun watching some of our fave stars rock out to this head-bopping, sugary track.
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes star Elliott Reid has died at the age of 93. The actor suffered heart failure and passed away at an assisted-living facility in Studio City, California on Friday (21Jun13), reports the Los Angeles Times.
Born Edgeworth Blair Reid, he began his career voicing characters in radio dramas during the 1940s before making the transition to film.
He scored a string of roles in films such as The Story of Dr. Wassell and Vicki before rising to prominence in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1953, starring alongside Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell.
He was also known for his work in 1961's The Absent-Minded Professor and its sequel, Son of Flubber, and he made appearances on TV series including Murder, She Wrote, I Love Lucy, Perry Mason and The Odd Couple.
Reid retired from acting in 1995, aged 75.