Friday, August 8, 2008

Jewel marries rodeo star in Bahamas

Pop singer Jewel eloped with her rodeo-star boyfriend in the Bahamas on Thursday, People magazine reported.
The 34-year-old singer married Ty Murray, 38, during a private ceremony, the magazine said, quoting Jewel's publicist.
Jewel said on her Web site on Wednesday that she and Murray were heading to the Caribbean islands for six days with two friends.
The pair, who live on a ranch in Texas, had been together for more than a decade. Jewel, whose last name is Kilcher, achieved fame in the mid-1990s with such pop-folk tunes as "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "Foolish Games." She recently released a country album and served as a judge on the TV talent show "Nashville Star."
Murray is a legend on the rodeo circuit, winning the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's All-Around world championship title a record seven times.

Brad Pitt Enlists for Tarantino's "Bastards"

Brad Pitt officially has gone inglorious.The actor has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards," signing on to play Lt. Aldo Raine, the head of the Jewish resistance in the writer/director's World War II film.
Additionally, British actor Simon Pegg ("Hot Fuzz") is in discussions to join the cast. David Krumholtz (CBS' "Numbers") has an offer but may have a scheduling problem. Nastassja Kinski is meeting with Tarantino for the part of a German actress.
Pitt's character is a Southern rebel who leads a band of eight Jewish American soldiers as they exact vengeance on Nazis in German-occupied France.
Pegg would play a British lieutenant. Krumholtz's part would be that of a member of Pitt's team.
Producer Lawrence Bender said the alchemy of Pitt and Tarantino, who have never worked together as actor and director, will yield unique results. "They're going to push each other and really help make something special," he said.
Pitt's character is a voluble, freewheeling outlaw in the manner of Samuel L. Jackson's Jules Winnfield in "Pulp Fiction," prone to saying things like "we're gonna be doing one thing, and one thing only, and that's killing Nazis," according to those familiar with the script.
The signing of Pitt, who first saw the script in early July, means that the production has locked down a key role as it moves forward on an accelerated schedule.
The Weinstein Co./Universal co-production starts shooting October 13 in Germany, with hopes of having it finished in time for a debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
"It's going to be a nine-month sprint marathon," Bender said.
Pitt has a relatively clear schedule for the fall, though he is set to start shooting the boxing drama "The Fighter" for Paramount late this year or early next year.
Bender, in Berlin scouting locations, said casting is under way for a German actor to play Hans Landa, the Nazi leader targeted by the resistance. B.J. Novak ("The Office") and "Hostel" director Eli Roth are in talks to play soldiers in Pitt's rogue army, with the pair playing PFC

Morgan Freeman Discharged From Tenn. Hospital

Morgan Freeman was discharged Thursday from a Tennessee hospital after the Oscar-winning actor was treated for broken bones and other injuries sustained in a weekend car crash in Mississippi.
Kathy Stringer, a spokeswoman for the Regional Medical Center, said Freeman was discharged but gave no other details.
The 71-year-old actor was hospitalized after the accident Sunday left him with a broken arm, broken elbow and shoulder damage.
Demaris Meyer, 48, of Memphis, a passenger in the car driven by Freeman, was also injured in the crash.
"Access Hollywood" reported Wednesday that Freeman's lawyer, Bill Luckett, said Freeman and his wife of 24 years, Myrna Colley-Lee, had been separated since December and are getting a divorce. Luckett was also quoted in several newspapers Thursday, but did not give further details.
There was no answer Thursday at phone numbers for Luckett or for Freeman's publicist, Donna Lee.
No divorce papers have been filed in Tallahatchie County where Freeman owns a home with Colley-Lee, according to Tallahatchie County Chancery Clerk Anita Mullen Greenwood.
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Paul McCartney Tops Sexiest Senior Smile Poll

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has topped a new poll to be named the senior celebrity with the sexiest smile.
The former Beatle beat fellow wrinkly rocker Sir Mick Jagger, who came last on the list by the organisers of the U.K.'s National Smile Month.
Oscar-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren scooped second place, while British royal Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall came in at number three on the poll.

R. Kelly Fan Arrested for Disrupting Court

R. KELLY's trial for child pornography charges was briefly disrupted on Thursday (22May08) when a fan snuck into the Chicago, Illinois courthouse and yelled at jurors to free the troubled singer.
The Bump N' Grind hitmaker currently stands accused of videotaping himself having sex with a 13-year-old girl, and could face up to 15 years behind bars if he is found guilty.
But proceedings were briefly delayed when Debra Triplett managed to gain access to a freight elevator reserved for the jurors in the courthouse.
The woman then waited for the jury members to exit the elevator, at which point she began to shout "Free R. Kelly!" repeatedly, until she was arrested by police.
She was brought before Judge Vincent Gaughan - the judge presiding over Kelly's case - who found her to be in contempt of court.
Gaughan set bail at $50,000 (£25,000) and Triplett is due back in court for a hearing on 25 June (08)

Bollywood Actress Arrested Over 'Bizarre Love Triange' Murder

Oh my!
Bollywood actress MARIA MONICA SUSAIRAJ and her boyfriend have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Susairaj, 27, and lover Jero Mathew, 25, were arrested in Kochi, India on Wednesday (21May08).
Police allege Mathew killed 27-year-old Neeraj Grower because he suspected he was having an affair with Susairaj. Grower went missing on 7 May (08). His partly-burned remains were found in a jungle days later.
It is believed his head has been decapitated and the remainder of his body was sliced into pieces.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria says, "The murder was fall-out of a love triangle.
"The couple chopped the body into pieces, replaced the blood-stained pieces of cloth and packed the body into the bags.

Cameron Diaz Goes Bald For Next Movie Role

Cameron Diaz sports a new bald look while filming scenes for her new movie 'My Sister's Keeper' at the Santa Monica Pier

R. Kelly Trial Jurors Must Watch Explicit Sex Tape

Jurors in the R. KELLY child pornography trial have been told they'll have to watch an explicit sex tape.
As opening statements got underway in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday (20May08), prosecutors told the jury members the taped evidence they'll be shown features an "underage child performing sex acts that you have never seen before."
Cook County prosecutor Shauna Boliker added, "A child doesn't choose to be violated and placed on a videotape, a videotape that will live on forever - long after this child becomes an adult."
Kelly stands accused of videotaping himself having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
The R&B singer maintains he isn't the man on the tape, and the girl in the video, who is now, 23, insists she isn't the girl in the footage.
Will the real porn stars please stand up, please stand up, please stand up ....

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Attacked For Eating Dog

JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS has come under fire from animal rights activists after his latest co-star, RADHA MITCHELL, let it slip that he ate dog while filming in China.
Mitchell coos about the movie hunk's "adventurous pallet" but officials at People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are less than impressed.
The actress insists dining out in rural China, where she and Rhys-Meyers shot new film The Children of Huang Shi was a challenge - and her co-star decided to go native.
She says, "The challenge was ordering lunch and getting chicken claws, just these weird things that you don't expect and you're not used to so you're constantly adjusting.
"Jonathan did the dog's meat. We were in some restaurant and there was dog meat on the menu and there was someone next to us just sitting there with their Chihuahua in a handbag.
"I was thinking, 'That could've been dessert.'"
But PETA bosses are appalled that Rhys-Meyers, who plays British journalist George Hogg in the Roger Spottiswoode film, sampled man's best friend.
Spokesman Michael McGraw rages, "Most people are appalled to hear about Jonathan Rhys Meyers eating dog flesh."
And he urges anyone sickened by the story to consider turning veggie: "They should take a look at what's on their own plates. Chickens and cows may not be as cute and cuddly as puppies, but when it comes to their ability to feel pain and suffer, they are no different from animals people call pets.
"The best way to avoid harming any animals is simply not to eat them and go veggie."
There's good health reasons for being veggie, too! The good Dr. Mercola reveals how processed meat is linked to colon cancer and breast cancer

Napster Launches MP3 Store

Napster has launched the world's largest online music store without digital rights management (DRM). More than six million tracks will be sold as MP3 files, from all of the major record labels and independents.
The songs will play on any MP3 player, including iPods, and can be burnt to CD and transferred to other devices.
Napster boss Chris Gorog said the service, which offers songs for 99 cents (79p), moved online music "from under the DRM cloud."
Hmmmmm ..... actually Chris, it's Mac Genius Steve Jobs of Apple who's the primary force moving online music from under the DRM cloud, but ... we're glad you're with us, too! Kudos to both of you.
The Napster store will compete directly with a similar service from Amazon, the only other online store with MP3s from all the major labels, and Apple's iTunes, which offers a limited number of DRM-free tracks.
The move also shifts Napster away from its previous "all you can eat" music service, which let users access as much music as they wanted for a monthly subscription.

Donkey Charged With Assault And Battery Imprisoned

This is no joke!
A donkey is doing time in southern Mexico for assault and battery.
Police say the animal was locked up at a local jail that normally holds people for public drunkenness and other disturbances after it bit and kicked two men near a ranch in Chiapas state.
Que burro malo!

.Pete Wentz , Ashlee Simpson Honeymooning In Basement

Newlyweds PETE WENTZ and ASHLEE SIMPSON are 'honeymooning' in a secret basement location, in an effort to avoid the paparazzi.
The couple wed in Encino, California on Saturday (17May08) and told friends and family they'd be heading off on vacation in a bid to "scramble" the media.
But instead, the couple is getting used to being Mr and Mrs. Wentz in Los Angeles. Wentz reveals, "We're in the basement of the house. We wanted everybody to think we were going on a honeymoon... We've got some blow-up palm trees down here... a little fake and bake tanning booth.
"It's gonna look like we went on a private jet somewhere and we're gonna save that $30,000.
"We're eating DiGiorno's pizza, getting into that tanning bed every once in a while, it's great."
Wentz and Simpson decided to try and fool everyone over their honeymoon when so many details of their wedding plans were leaked to the press.
The Fall Out Boy star says, "You can't trust anyone; people were letting out all kinds of details - we had a plan that we wanted to do it in San Diego and it completely got out so we had to do it in the most secure place that we could do it."