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Ever notice how careers on sitcoms seem more like jobs? At the end of the work-day, the job is left at the office and everyone seems to make enough money to take live in pretty cool apartments and take as much time off as wanted.
Take Samantha, from Sex and the City. She is a publicist living in New York City. She is in her 40s and somehow has this great career where she can drink white wine for lunch, have time for a quickie, and travel to the Hamptons on a whim. Oh, and she gets to date her clients. We want that job.
Jess Day from New Girl. Has there ever been a cuter teacher? She also lives in Los Angeles in a pretty badass apartment. She never wears the same outfit more then once and all of her cardigans are cute. Ms. Day has never turned down a dinner because of lack of funds.
Pam Halpert might not be glamorous, but The Office she works in is the least boring office job we’ve ever seen. She met her true love and he is probably the most attractive paper salesman in the entire world. She leaves to go to the movies, she rolls her eyes at the boss, and somehow, at the end of the day, she leaves it all in the office.
Liz Lemon in 30 Rock. Her show is terrible, her co-workers are idiots, and her boss is a crazy Republican. But she ALSO has a killer NYC apartment and she has enough money to take care of her boyfriends. She works late to film the show, but can come strolling in at whatever hour she pleases.
The Hives have been ordered to pay $2.9 million (£1.8 million) to fellow Swedish rockers The Cardigans in a financial dispute. The two bands became embroiled in the conflict after bosses at Tambourine Studios, which handles both parties' finances, allegedly transferred money from The Cardigans to The Hives to boost their accounts.
According to AFP, Tambourine executives regularly transfer money from acts with high liquidity to others that are less well off, but The Hives had argued they were never informed the cash was a loan from the Lovefool hitmakers.
A judge at a district court in Lund, Sweden, ruled on Tuesday (16Apr13) that while the transfers "shouldn't be viewed as a loan," the funds should be repaid "since there is no reason... to keep the money that came from The Cardigans".
The Hives are also being made to pay the plaintiffs' legal fees.
Hooray for snarky commentary about the internet! Tosh.0 has been renewed for its fourth season which should be coming back sometime in early 2012. So, congratulations to Daniel Tosh and here are some encouraging words an executive at Comedy Central had to say, “Daniel is still trying to figure out what his show is, and we thought it would only be right to give him another season to work it out, especially since so many millions of people are watching it.”
No, seriously. A lot of people watch this show. Here’s a fun fact: did you know Tosh.0 is Comedy Central’s most watched program? It also has the highest ratings. And it is the most watched show on Tuesdays among men in the target demographics. No wonder they renewed the show. I had no idea Tosh.0 was that popular. Who knew people would want to watch Daniel Tosh talk about videos he found on the YouTube?
Turns out, there is a God. Baz Luhrmann -- the brilliant mind who thinks it's a good idea to shoot The Great Gatsby in 3D -- may, in fact, be leaving The Great Gatsby. Yes! Let's pause for a moment as literary nerds everywhere, including myself, take off their glasses, unbutton their cardigans and do the happy dance.
Anyway, the announcement about his status on the film -- which awesomely stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan as Daisy -- comes from Luhrmann's official rep, who told Sydney Confidential that "Baz is currently in Los Angeles ensuring all the creative and fiscal elements are in place to give Gatsby everything it requires. Whether this is possible or not, he will know by the end of the week or early next week." And if he does deem it impossible, the rep continued to say that "the frontrunners for his next creative venture are his New York-based musical film or the live version of Strictly Ballroom."
Considering that The Great Gatsby is one of the greatest literary works of all-time -- and Luhrmann is the man who brought us Australia, a film that did its best to ruin both Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman's careers (along with anyone-who-saw-it-on-a-date's evening) -- dropping out to revisit a previous success like Strictly Ballroom doesn't seem like such a bad idea.
Source: Daily Telegraph
The Jersey Shore cast has manufactured everything short of their own line of pool floats for infants: JWoww is writing a book, Snooki's book will be released in January, and despite being banned from The Plaza Hotel, The Situation has his own vodka, book, ab workout and sneaker line. Ronnie hasn't done too much except "officially" endorsing some kind of pill that ends in "drine," and Vinny hasn't done anything with his fame except use it as a reason why he hasn't gone to Yale Law School. To his credit!
Soon to join the likes of his comrades is Pauly D, as it has been announced that's he's finally getting his own MTV spin-off that will be called Pauly's World, which will document his life as the DJ we don't know him to be. He'll be traveling around the country with his turntables and his friends, Big Mike (his road manager), Jerry (his bodyguard), and Ryan (who must do nothing because he's described as having "a really good business sense"). None of his cast members from the Shore will be featured on the show except for Vinny, who again, is fighting away cardigans any way he can.
Pauly's World is expected to be another major hit for MTV, which is great because none of these people should ever, ever have to go away. Not ever.
Source: Radar Online
S6:E8 Last night’s episode of The Bachelorette was… boring? I think it might have been boring. Instead of watching Ali and the remaining guys gallivant around the world, ingesting champagne and taking pointless photos that do nothing but fill up a camera’s memory card, we saw her visit the hometowns of Roberto, Chris, Kirk and Frank. Each place she went (Tampa, Cape Cod, Green Bay, Wisconsin and Chicago), she did the exact same thing -- snuggled on their shoulders, defended the importance of having her own career, and talked to each guy’s parents on the deck outside the house. But other things happened, too. (But not too many!)
First, Ali went to Tampa to visit Roberto’s family. He took her to an empty baseball stadium, which if he did to me, I’d get angry because that’s about as much fun as receiving an empty bottle of wine. Roberto put on a baseball uniform, and he gave one of those “fan” jerseys to Ali, and I was confused because is Roberto a real baseball player? I don’t feel like he is. He wore the uniform pretty well, and Ali said baseball uniforms are the sexiest uniforms ever, which is wrong. The sexiest uniform ever is worn by sumo wrestlers.
When Ali went to Roberto’s house, she met his mother, his father, his sister and another sibling. Roberto was worried his father wouldn’t like Ali, and thought he might see through the bubbly, excited, enthusiastic girl he’s fallen in love with, which makes Roberto Sr. the smartest man on the show so far. After Ali and Roberto Sr. had a talk about goals and whether or not Ali would be willing to sacrifice her career for Roberto (she said something about “doing their careers together,” which is neither plausible nor possible), they put on some music and danced around the living room on a tile that looked particularly slippery.
The next day, Ali flew to Cape Cod to meet Chris’ family. This was a particularly sweet visit, as Chris’s mother died last year and will never get to see Chris get married. Ali met up with Chris on the beach when he was playing fetch with a black lab named Jenny, and wore tan boots with heels that sunk through the sand so far they looked like flats. Who wears boots to the beach? On a rainy day? When you’re meeting up with a dog to play fetch with her? I spent a long time trying to wrap my head around it. After they spent some time at the beach, they went back to a glorious house and looked at pictures of Chris's mother that were all over the house. When Chris’ dad, two brothers and their wives walked in, it was obvious his family is very important to him, and it’s understandable how being away from his family has made him take a little bit longer to get close to Ali. They all had dinner together, and Chris’s dad told Ali something like “Love is the only reality,” which is nice and is totally Ali’s new mantra. What a mooch this one is! She’ll probably have it tattooed somewhere, which will make Kasey (remember Kasey? The guy with the lawn gnome voice who got a tattoo for her because he wanted so badly to “guard and protect” her heart?) want to kill her in her sleep.
Then she flew to Green Bay, Wisconsin, which even though my family is from Wisconsin, will not stop me from declaring this as the worst visit of the four. Kirk’s parents are divorced like mine, so Ali had to go to two separate households. First, she went to meet Kirk’s dad, his wife and their adopted daughter Chr-something, and the second she sat down on the couch (that depicted an average Saturday in the wildlife kingdom) Kirk’s dad asked Ali if she wanted to take a look at his basement. Ali was a good guest and obliged, even though she knew she’d meet certain death there. It turned out Kirk’s dad was a taxidermist, and the basement is where he stuffs cotton into where the animals’ organs used to be. He also had a freezer of dead animals, which also was the home to some popsicles and frozen peas! In case they got hungry, you know! Ali talked to Kirk’s dad about his son, who advocated him to her even though he admitted he was biased. Nothing significant was really discussed because there were too many dead elks around, in addition to a caribou foot with googly eyes glued to it.
Next, Ali went to Kirk’s mom’s house to meet his sister, grandmother, and mother. They ate the classic Midwestern meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots and some greens not even Emeril Lagasse would know the name of. They chatted and chatted (again, about nothing in particular) until Kirk’s mom pulled Ali aside and told her Kirk’s illness (he had asbestos poisoning when he was in college). She also said she really admires Kirk, which is nice but not nearly as heavy as the sentiment, “Love is the only reality.”
Finally, Ali flew to Chicago to see Frank and visit his parents. I really don’t remember much about this visit because I was bored and just wanted Ali to eliminate somebody, so I focused on other things. For instance, I realized Frank is a hipster because cardigans are the brainchild of Dov Charney. I also realized Frank is a worrywart, who’d rather worry than enjoy the rare time he gets to spend with Ali by himself. I also realized Frank prefers low-cut shirts. That’s fine, I do too! But the problem with Frank is I wouldn’t trust him to organize a woodpile before a storm rolls in, which I would think Ali would want in a husband since she wears boots to the beach and everything.
At the end of all this repetition, Ali flew back to Los Angeles for the elimination ceremony. I knew she was going to keep Roberto and Chris around, because she had the time of her life when she visited their families. So that left it between Kirk and Frank. I wanted her to send Frank home because he is the human equivalent of something that has a duck head with a bunny rabbit body, and I’d rather look at 9 year-old manboy Kirk, even though he's completely useless. But nope! She sent home Kirk, whose dad wanted to kill her in his basement and mount her on a wall next to a cougar.
Next week, Ali, Roberto, Chris and Frank go to Tahiti, where the water is a disgusting shade of blue and the sunsets will send you into a desperate search for a blindfold. Even though we’re so close to the end of the show, there’s still more drama ahead, as we see in the preview for next week’s episode that Frank pulls Ali aside and tells her they “need to talk.” I think Frank pulls a Justin and admits he has another woman at home. But it’s anybody’s guess.
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer wore a Valentino wedding dress Saturday to her own wedding, but no one really got to see it. One of the world's most photographed women wore a blanket to cover up her gown, Reuters reports. Schiffer, who tied the knot with British film producer Matthew Vaughn in a 14th-century church in Shimpling, England, disappointed onlookers who wanted to wish her well. Presumably, anyone on the guest list, which included the likes of Madonna, Guy Ritchie and Trudie Styler, caught a glimpse.
"It's just a sex thing," quipped Hugh Grant of his Two Weeks Notice co-star, Sandra Bullock. The two were at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday telling reporters all sorts of steamy stories, according to Reuters. Although no one is really sure if their comments were for real or just a joke, Bullock has only admitted to kissing and holding hands with Grant 'cause she's "just not ready to have sex yet."
James Caviezel will morph from actor to racer today when he gets behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Corvette pace car to lead 33 drivers down two parade laps and the pace lap of the Indianapolis 500. Caviezel follows other famous celebrity drivers from past Indie 500 races, including Jay Leno and Anthony Edwards.
The former head of Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday. Evans was instrumental in approving such film classics as The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II and Love Story, which helped turn the struggling studio around.
Attention all Matrix fans! The next two sequels are a bigger and better work in progress, according to producer Joel Silver. "We have done visual effects for the movies that, because of the time that we took to make them and the cost, will never be seen again," Silver told Sci Fi Wire on Friday in Sydney, Australia--where the films are currently in production. Look for The Matrix Reloaded to hit the big screen in May 2003. You can watch the teaser trailer for both films here on Hollywood.com.
In the Biz
Meg Ryan's not throwing any punches in her next role, although she will be managing a few boxers. The Associated Press reports Ryan will play female boxing manager Jackie Kallen in Against the Ropes, a big screen drama co-starring Omar Epps and directed by Charles Dutton. No word on when production will begin.
First, she made Pepsi the choice of the belly button ring generation. Now, popster Britney Spears' will have them geared up with Samsung cell phones. A new deal unites the singer and the phone company during Spears' Dream Within a Dream 2002 concert tour that kicks off Friday in Las Vegas, Launch Music reports.
Rock band Hole has announced their official breakup, Launch Music reports. Hole released three albums, including Pretty on the Inside, Live Through This and Celebrity Skin.
B.B. King was crowned entertainer of the year for the fourth year in a row at the 23rd annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Thursday in Memphis, Tenn., AP reports.
If you like the tunes of the late Perry Como, now you can enjoy his clothing, too. AP reports Dawson's Auctioneers and Appraisers will be offering over 1,500 lots from the singer's former Florida home Thursday through June 2, including monogrammed cardigans, golf shoes and candid photos of Como with other celebrities.
The Queen of Music will be among the list of performers at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, organizers said today. Also on the star-studded list of performers and presenters alongside Madonna for the Nov. 16 event in Stockholm: Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Lopez, U2, the Spice Girls, Robbie Williams and Moby.
Lopez will debut her first single from her upcoming album at the event.
Organizers said that the list of presenters includes French actress Virginie Ledoyen, who starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Beach," Alice Cooper and the Cardigans.