Every night on (the wildly tape-delayed) NBC, we've watched Olympic athletes slap the water or take their victory lap around the track wrapped in an American flag after they've broken a world record. These are the very public celebrations.
But what about what happens after they leave the arena? Oh, the party doesn't stop! It seems like Chinawhite nightclub in London has been ground zero for overzealous Olympic enthusiasm in London (or at least ground zero for paparazzi snapping pics of our new heroes on the way home from a long night of partying). And there was plenty of it. Like, Mardi Gras levels of revelry. It got so bad that Belgian Gijs van Hoecke (seen here) was sent home for making a public display of himself. Here are some of the craziest pictures of Olympians leaving the clubs. I'm not saying they're drunk, but it sure looks like they sang a few verses of "Shots Shots Shots Shots Shots Shots Shots." Ah, who cares? If anyone has earned it, it's them. Excessive Olympics Celebration: Launch the Gallery! More: The Skimpiest Outfits of the Olympics How to Create an Olympic Superstar Win a Gold Medal in Meme With These LOLympics!
Top Story: Montreal Film Fest Short on Hollywood Pics
The 27th annual Montreal World Film Festival, which runs from Aug. 27 to Sept. 7, unveiled a slate rich in art-house and fringe movies but short on Hollywood studio films. This year's festival will pay tribute to Martin Scorsese, but besides the American filmmaker, officials declined to name the list of actors and directors expected at the festival. According to Reuters, festival president Serge Losique told a crowded news conference Tuesday, "Judge by the quality of the films. The names mean nothing." This year's festival features the newly created Cinema of the Americas, which will showcase 10 features including Salma Hayek's feature directorial debut The Maldonado Miracle; Michael Pressman's Frankie and Johnny Are Married; Mark Rucker's Die Mommie Die; and Jim Hershleder's shot-on-video Ash Tuesday. The festival will kick off with the French-Canadian movie Gas Bar Blues, directed by Louis Belanger, and close with Les Marins Perdus, one of the last films by the late French actress Marie Trintignant, who was allegedly killed her boyfriend, French rock star Bertrand Cantat, earlier this month. The festival, which overlaps with almost all of the Venice fest and the first weekend of the Toronto fest following a divisive date change, will present 439 movies from 68 countries, with 115 as world premieres.
Would You Eat There?
Rocco DiSpirito's new Italian eatery, which is the subject of NBC's reality series The Restaurant, has been cited by the health department for "evidence of live flies" and greasy spoons during an unplanned health department inspection July 29, the AP reports. The show follows restaurateur DiSpirito and his staff through the trials and tribulations of opening a Manhattan restaurant. The restaurant was also cited for having three "moist wiping" cloths "soiled with old food particles and not stored in sanitizing solution." The citation also said an employee toilet facility wasn't equipped with the required "self-closing door." A hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 22.
Boston Radio Station Plans "I Survived Gigli" Bash
Boston radio station WBCN will be giving away "I survived Gigli" T-shirts to moviegoers left in their seats when the lights come up after the final screening of the Ben Affleck/Jennifer Lopez film at a Boston theater this Thursday, Reuters reports. "We're doing this because the movie's been such a bomb," WBCN's creative services director Chachi Loprete told Reuters Tuesday. The station will be giving away free tickets to 130 "lucky" listeners before Gigli vanishes from U.S. movie theaters following miserable ticket sales. The film cost $55 million to make and brought in less than $6 million during its first 10 days at the box office.
Robert Conrad Denies Drunk Driving
Actor Robert Conrad, best known for his roles in the TV series Baa Baa, Black Sheep and The Wild Wild West, pleaded innocent Tuesday to two felony counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, The Associated Press reports. His blood-alcohol level was 0.22 percent when he crashed head-on into another vehicle, injuring the driver, on March 31 near the Sierra foothills town of Arnold, about 100 miles southeast of Sacramento, Calif. A judge ordered the actor not to drink alcohol and said he was not to drive his vehicle more than 6 miles from his Bear Valley home. A preliminary hearing has been set for Nov. 18.
NBC Reruns Gregory Hines' Law & Order Episode
NBC will rerun an episode of its hit series Law & Order Wednesday night in which late actor Gregory Hines guest starred as a Johnny Cochran-like lawyer. Hines died on Saturday from cancer. "We are all saddened by the loss of Gregory Hines, one of the most versatile performers of his generation," the show's executive producer Dick Wolf said. "This episode showcases his often unheralded talent as a dramatic actor. He overwhelms the courtroom with his energy and sharp wit and is a very potent force opposite (show star) Sam Waterston." The episode, one of Hines' last TV performances, first aired March 26.
More Christina Aguilera /Justin Timberlake Shows Postponed
Promoters of the Christina Aguilera /Justin Timberlake tour postponed three more concerts, scheduled for Monday in Albany, N.Y., Wednesday in East Rutherford, and Thursday in Hartford, Conn., after three stagehands were injured Saturday when a lighting grid above the stage at Boardwalk Hall collapsed. "All I can say is that it's under investigation. It's much too early to know what happened," said James Evans, president of Mountain Productions, which assembled and installed the grid. "There's a laundry list of things that could have gone wrong. I can't even guess." The postponements have been confirmed but no plans to reschedule the shows have been announced.
Snoop Dogg Sued For Girls Gone Wild Video
Two Louisiana women are suing Snoop Dogg, claiming the rapper offered them drugs during Mardi Gras 2002 to flash their breasts for pictures that later appeared on a cover of the video series Girls Gone Wild. One of the women was 17 years old at the time of the alleged incident. The suit also names Joseph R. Francis, the owner of Mantra Films Inc., which produces the series of mail-order videos. According to the AP, Francis was arrested April 2 during Spring Break in Panama City, Fla., and faces 22 charges including racketeering, procuring minors for sexual acts, filming minors engaged in sexual performances and conspiracy. Attorneys for Francis and Snoop Dogg, who was host of the video, have both denied the allegations in court filings, saying that any pictures taken were done with voluntary consent.
Role Call: Murphy in Talks for Daddy Day Camp
Eddie Murphy is in talks to reprise his role in a sequel to Daddy Day Care. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Revolution Studios has hired Toy Story scribes Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow to pen the script, titled Daddy Day Camp. The film would see Murphy's character, Charlie Hinton, in charge of a summer day camp. No deal is yet in place for the actor.
A movie franchise focusing on girls who like to party hard and bare their breasts? You'd think they'd have come up with that one sooner.
Thanks to MGM, we'll soon get to see not one but perhaps several feature films based on the video and direct-response DVD phenomenon Girls Gone Wild. The studio struck a deal with Girls creator Joe Francis to make the first of what is hoped to be many feature films, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Gone Wild reality-based series launched in 1998, featuring women baring all at such events as spring break parties and Mardi Gras. To date, there have been 83 separate releases, including a "best of" collection.
The feature version will center around a group of coeds as they head for Panama City Beach, Fla., to get "wild."
"It's going to be a fictionalized version of Girls Gone Wild, with love stories and everything in between," Francis told The Reporter. "We will take elements of the core product and bring it to the silver screen, which we all know takes a hell of a lot more creativity. And at the end of the day, all I want is a great movie. I don't need the money and would never want a piece of garbage with my name on it."
Francis will act as executive producer along with producers Jay Froberg and Greg Suess of ROAR, a MGM-based production company.
He's already established himself as rapper extraordinaire; he's even done well on the big screen with roles from Training Day to The Wash. But now Snoop Dogg's goin' wild--Girls Gone Wild Doggy Style, that is.
According to TV Guide, Snoop cut a deal with Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis that will have Snoop hosting his own video, due for release in August.
"Snoop's the ultimate pimp," Francis told TV Guide Online. "He loves women and he loves the videos. He's a fan and he wanted to make his own."
Reportedly, Snoop will enjoy a healthy percentage of profits from the salacious video, as well. Francis wouldn't discuss financial details, but he did say, "It's very similar to [Snoop's] record deal."
The GGW series is a compilation of home video-style footage that captures female Spring Breakers and Mardi Gras participants flashing normally covered parts of their bodies in public and in front of crowds of people.