Sunday, June 1, 2008

A look at Kirsten Dunst’s battle with depression

Actress Kirsten Dunst has revealed that she needed to go through rehab at the Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in Utah to help with depression.

The 26-year old Kirsten Dunst stated that she was having a very hard time with depression, and needed rehab because of it

This goes against previous reports that she needed rehab to deal with drugs and alcohol problems.

Dunst went into the same rehab facility as Lindsay Lohan and Eva Mendes back in February to deal with her depression.
Reports state she had hit rock bottom, but now is feeling much better.

More than meets the eye with Rainn Wilson

According to reports, star of The Office, Rainn Wilson, has been cast to take part in Transformers 2.

The production for Transformers 2 is set to kick off this summer, and MTV News has confirmed that Wilson will be back to take part in what was one of the biggest movies of 2007.
Wilson will have a small role in Transformers 2, but there is no word yet on what role that will be.

The main characters are all back for the sequel including Shia LaBeouf as Sam

Country music star Chris Cagle attact by girlfriend

Country music star Chris Cagle and his girlfriend were arrested on domestic assault charges on Wednesday.
They were taken to a Nashville jail following their arrest.
Apparently the two were drinking at a local bar when an argument turned physical.

Reports state that Cagle’s girlfriend, 29-year old Jennifer Tant hit Cagle in the head with an umbrella once they returned to their apartment around 5 a.m.

The 39-year old Cagle then hit her with a purse.
Cagle stated to police that he wanted his girlfriend out of his life.

Tant had a scrape on her upper left life and a sore arm from the fight.
Cagle had a bump on the right side of his head.

Rachel Ray in some hot water with Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts has decided to pull a new ad featuring Rachel Ray.

The ad features Rachel Ray wearing a traditional headdress usually worn by Arab men, and caused a lot of controversy from conservatives, especially Fox News.

The company ignored the criticism at first, stating that the scarf in question was just fine. But Fox News commentator Michelle Malkin’s comments forced Dunkin’ Donuts to remove the ad.
Malkin wrote “Popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos, the apparel has been mainstreamed by both ignorant and not-so-ignorant fashion designers, celebrities, and left-wing icons.”

Dunkin Donuts announced they have changed the ad and put out a statement. “In a recent online ad, Rachael Ray is wearing a black-and-white silk scarf with a paisley design. It was selected by her stylist for the advertising shoot. Absolutely no symbolism was intended. However, given the possibility of misperception, we are no longer using the commercial.”

Craddle robber Jaymes Foster to have Clay Aiken’s baby

American Idol contestant Clay Aiken is going to be a father.

The mother of the baby is apparently Jaymes Foster, who was the executive producer of his latest album, On My Way Here.

The two apparently stay together quite often in Los Angeles.
The 50-year old Foster is set to have the baby this August, and will be her first child.

Aiken will take a role in raising the child, but she was artificially inseminated

Remembering the life and work of Harvey Korman

The Emmy-winning actor, best known for The Carol Burnett Show, Harvey Korman passed away at the age of 81.

He passed away on Thursday at the UCLA Medical Center, dying of complications from an abdominal aortic aneurysm which ruptured 4 months ago.
Harvey Korman was one of the favorite comedians of Mel Brooks, as he was used in Blazing Saddles, and other works.

He also spent 10 years on The Carol Burnett Show, making him a hit as a TV comedian.
Korman also appeared in other Brooks’ films such as High Anxiety, History of the World Part 1, and Dracula: Dead and Loving It.

Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson confirm rumors

Newlyweds Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson have confirmed that they are expecting their first baby together.

Leading up to their wedding, there were many rumors that the two were expecting a baby, but nothing was confirmed.
This is all a thing of the past though as it has been confirmed that they are ready to have a baby and start a family.

A statement from Wentz’s blog on Wednesday stated “While many have speculated about this, we wanted to wait until after the first trimester to officially confirm that we are expecting our first child. This is truly the most joyous time in our lives and we are excited to share the happy news and start our family.”
The two were married earlier this month.

Women flock to "Sex" at box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Women flocked to "Sex and the City," the long-awaited romantic comedy based on the HBO series of the same name, sending it to the top spot at the North American box office with better-than-expected weekend sales, distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said on Sunday.

Its $55.7 million opening easily beat expectations of the Time Warner Inc unit had hoped the big-screen version of the series would launch in the $25 million to $35 million range.
Industry observers had assumed that "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" would whip up a second weekend in first place. Instead, the Paramount Pictures adventure was No. 2 with $46 million.

The Rogue Pictures horror film "The Strangers" kicked off at No. 3 with $20.7 million, also surpassing predictions.

If the streets seemed unusually devoid of women, that's because they were likely lining up for "Sex," the big-screen adaptation of the popular television series about the romantic and fashion dilemmas confronted by four Manhattanites.
Coming to theaters four years after they ended their six-season run on HBO, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her gal pals unleashed a frenzy among the show's fans, who organized large gatherings to catch up with their heroines' exploits.

Warner Bros. said women comprised 85 percent of the audience on Friday night.
"Women are great planners and they definitely wanted a girls' night out," said Dan Fellman, president of distribution at Warner Bros. He added that some women bought out an entire theater in Los Angeles' Century City district for all their friends.
But anecdotal evidence indicated that Saturday's screenings played more like date movies, with patient husbands and boyfriends perhaps making up a quarter of the crowd, he said.
The three-day haul ranks as the biggest R-rated comedy opening of all time, beating the $45.1 million bow of "American Pie" in 1999. Among all R-rated films, it ranks at No. 5 behind largely male-driven films like "The Matrix" and "300." In the United States, viewers under 17 cannot watch an R-rated film unless they are accompanied by an adult.

"Sex and the City" creator Darren Star, who served as a producer on the $60 million movie, said it was too early to talk about a possible sequel. But he noted that "women of all ages are following the journeys of these characters."
While the HBO series was an award-winning smash, he said the show has received a "a big second life" in syndication.

Parker, who also produced, reunited with co-stars Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon. The film was written and directed by series veteran Michael Patrick King. Reviews were mixed.
The film represents a resounding last hurrah for its producer, New Line Cinema. The struggling studio was recently downsized to a division of Warner Bros. by their Time Warner parent after years of losses. It also represents a face-saving release for Warner Bros., which has a spectacular flop on its hands with "Speed Racer," a $160 million film that has earned $40 million after four weeks.

Elsewhere, "Indiana Jones" has earned $216.9 million after opening on May 22. The fourth film in the adventure franchise becomes the second movie of the year to surpass $200 million. The superhero saga "Iron Man" was first, and has earned $276.6 million to date. Both films were distributed by Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc.

"The Strangers," a $9 million home-invasion horror starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, was released as a counter-programming alternative to "Sex and the City." Its $20.7 million opening is a record for Rogue, a Universal Pictures division that specializes in low-budget movies. The old record of $11.4 million was held by the 2007 ping-pong comedy "Balls of Fury." Universal is a unit of General Electric Co's NBC Universal.

Brad Pitt manager denies Angelina Jolie birth report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Brad Pitt's manager denied a television report on Friday that Oscar winner Angelina Jolie, who has publicly acknowledged she was expecting twins with the actor, had given birth to them in France this week.
"It's not true. It's a rumor," Pitt's Los Angeles-based talent manager, Cynthia Pett-Dante, told Reuters in a statement issued by her office. She declined further comment.
However, "Entertainment Tonight" said it stood by its report earlier in the day that Jolie had given birth to twin daughters in France, attributing the story to an unidentified person close to the actress.

"The source says she was inside the delivery room, tells 'ET' yes, the babies were born, and yes, mother and daughters are fine," the syndicated program said in its broadcast.
The story was disputed almost from the start by various other celebrity news outlets, with People magazine quoting an unnamed representative for Jolie on its Web site as saying: "Angelina has not given birth. She is fine, enjoying her home and her family in France."

Meanwhile, another celebrity publication, Britain's NOW magazine, reported the latest additions to the Jolie-Pitt clan had already been named Isla Marcheline and Amelie Jane.
There was no immediate comment from Jolie's Los Angeles-based manager.

The only maternity clinic in the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence, the region where Jolie and Pitt were believed to be staying, said it had no information. Town hall officials there said they were aware of the media reports but did not know if they were true.
Just two weeks ago Jolie, 32, publicly acknowledged she was pregnant with twins during an interview at the Cannes film festival, where she was promoting the animated film "Kung Fu Panda" and the latest Clint Eastwood drama, "The Exchange."
In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine due to hit newsstands next week and excerpted on its Web site on Friday, Jolie said Pitt found her to be very appealing when pregnant.
"I'm fortunate," she told the magazine. "I think some women have a different experience depending on their partner. ... I happen to be with somebody who finds pregnancy very sexy. So that makes me feel very sexy."

In Touch magazine reported this week that Jolie had been ordered to bed for the remainder of her pregnancy and was due to give birth via a Caesarean section around mid-July.
Jolie and Pitt, 44, whose romance became public after they co-starred in the 2005 film "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," already have one biological daughter together, Shiloh, who was delivered by Caesarean section a year ago in the southern African nation of Namibia.

The Hollywood couple also are the parents of three adopted children -- daughter Zahara, 3, from Ethiopia, son Pax, 4, from Vietnam and son Maddox, 6, from Cambodia.
Jolie, who turns 33 next week, won an Academy Award as best supporting actress for her role in the 1999 film "Girl, Interrupted

Charlie Sheen marries real estate agent

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Charlie Sheen, star of the television comedy "Two and a Half Men," married fiancee Brooke Mueller in Beverly Hills on Friday night, according to several media reports.

It is the third marriage for Sheen, 42, and the first for Mueller, 30, described as a real estate agent and former actress. The couple had been engaged since July 2007.

The actor has enjoyed a long career in Hollywood that includes work on TV and in movies ranging from the 1986 Vietnam War film "Platoon" to baseball comedy "Major League."

He is the son of actor Martin Sheen and brother to actor and director Emilio Estevez, both of whom were guests at the wedding, according to Us magazine's website,
His daughters with his former wife Denise Richards, from whom he was divorced in 2006, were flower girls in Friday's ceremony, according to the website.