– Mel Gibson the Biological Father of Jodie Foster’s Kids? [The Blemish]
– John Lennon was So Whipped [Viralosity.tv]
– Cameron Diaz Wants You To JUST GO AWAY [PHOTOS] [Socialite Life]
– BITCH!! Kris Jenner Won’t Let Kim Kardashian Get That Annulment [Evil Beet]
– Emma Stone Goes Sexy Rocker for the Cover of W Magazine [Complex]
– HOT NEW TRAILER – ZAC EFRON AND DENNIS QUAID IN ‘AT ANY PRICE’ (VIDEO) [I’m Not Obsessed]
– Salma Hayek looks really good from this angle . . . and Friday’s Paparazzi Leftovers [Celebslam]
Miranda Kerr is back to work in NYC after spending a month or so in Los Angeles with her baby boy Flynn & hubby Orlando Bloom. The couple celebrated Flynn’s second birthday & they also hit the Golden Globes last Sunday.
Even though it’s in the 30s in the city, she still catered to great style & walked around wearing a skirt with her legs fully exposed. Obviously when it comes to fashion, pain can’t be a factor. The gallery includes photos over the past couple days.
In the middle of trying to figure out this weekend’s conference title games it dawned on me, there are only three games of professional football left for this season. Yes, i’m discounting the Pro Bowl next weekend because none of the players try and it’s a terrible game that I only glance at occasionally. While it’s a little discouraging that there’s such little football left, at least it’s known that championship weekend can provide plenty of fireworks. Last weekend was an excellent weekend of football and I expect Sunday’s games to keep the momentum. Let’s take a look at how things will down:
Biggest factors and match ups: Last week the Patriots were able to cruise past Houston because of the Texans’ inability to make big plays and keep up with the offensive firepower of the Patriots. That won’t be a problem for the Ravens, who have plenty of big play making ability on offense and defense. It’ll be interesting to see how Joe Flacco performs because despite all the “elite” jokes that are thrown his way, he does have the ability to make big plays and take big risks. The Ravens defense and special teams will have to play a big part in helping take the blows from the Patriots offense. How much will the Gronkowski injury affect the Patriots on offense? No doubt he’s a major part but chances are that Brady (watch him go to Welker early and often) will find a way to make it work.
It’s incredible to think that the Falcons are a 4 point underdog at home, as the top seed in the conference. That’s what happens when teams do what the 49ers did last weekend, where they looked like clear favorites. The Falcons finally have the playoff monkey off their back but how will they respond as the stage gets bigger and the pressure mounts? Matt Ryan will have to make big plays to his big time receivers because I don’t see the Falcons running game being that effective against a Niners defense that doesn’t really allow big plays on the ground. Can the Falcons get enough pressure on Kaepernick? At least to keep him from getting outside and running wild. The 49ers offensive line is among the best in the league and versatile QBs have given Atlanta fits throughout the season.
Prediction: The Ravens aren’t a team that’s going to back down when the pressure is great. In fact, the Ravens welcome the pressure and have played the Patriots very well in recent years. It’s going to take some big plays and late game magic from the Ravens to beat the Patriots in Foxborough. Do I think the Ravens can slow down the Patriots offense enough? No, but I think the game will be closer than most people expect. The Patriots edge out the Ravens at home. In the NFC the Falcons are being disrespected a bit but it’s not surprising when they’re up against Kaepernick, who looked looked like the greatest football player of all time last week. I expect Kaepernick to regress a bit but I still expect him to give Atlanta’s defense plenty of problems all game. I just don’t see the Falcons thriving on offense against a 49ers defense that’s too fast, too big and too tough. Falcons keep it close but the Niners make a play on defense late in the game to seal the deal. Patriots-49ers will be Super Bowl bound after Sunday’s games are over.
Pictured: Alektra Blue, Jessica Drake, Kaylani Lei, Samantha Saint
So the AVN Awards and Adult Entertainment Expo are taking place in Vegas this weekend. And to kick-off things, the official AVN Awards pre-party was held at TAO with special guests The Wicked Girls, Alektra Blue, Jessica Drake, Kaylani Lei, and Samantha Saint. Well, not knowing who’s nominated for what we can only assume that the titles of nominated features are not entire safe-for-work so we’ll let you guys do some Google searches to find more info on the event. Let’s get to the poll…
Denzel Washington’s latest film Flight had its UK film premiere at the Empire Cinema in London. The film was released in the US back in November and has earned over $90 million. The cast also includes Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo, Bruce Greenwood, Kelly Reilly, Nadine Velazquez and John Goodman. For more info, visit the Flight official website.
An investigation of a pilot’s emergency landing, which saves everyone on board, leads to a troubling discovery that he had alcohol in his system during the flight, which might land him in prison. [Wiki]
In a slow news day, Ali Larter paid her parking meter before going shopping in West Hollywood! I know, right? Breaking news!! Did she use a credit card or coins?!? Anyways, Ali scored the lead role opposite Sean Bean in TNT‘s drama pilot Legends. The series is developed by Homeland‘s Howard Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Mark Bomback from the novel by Robert Littell. Also starring are Steve Harris, Amber Valletta, Rob Mayes, Tina Majorino and Lux Haney Jardine.
The show centers on Martin Odum (Sean Bean), a deep-cover CIA operative who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. Larter will play Crystal, an operative with D.C.O. who has a history with Martin and initially objects to his return to the task force. [Source]
“Wright discusses Kidman and Cruise’s marriage extensively, blaming the ‘cult’ religion for their divorce.” [HP]
Nicole Kidman has been divorced from the world’s most famous Scientologist for a decade now. The recent controversy surrounding the Church and the book by Lawrence Wright (in which he claims that the Cruise-Kidman divorce was caused by rifts in the relationship brought on by the Church of Scientology) has not fazed Kidman much, though she did make a brief statement about her ex and their two kids, Isabella and Connor, who are both practicing Scientologists.
Says Kidman, “I’ve chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology. I have two children [adopted with Cruise] who are Scientologists — Connor  and Isabella  — and I utterly respect their beliefs.”
And that’s all she says. We kinda wished she had said more, but we’ll take it for now. On a related note, has anyone heard from Katie Holmes???
“Jackman will likely perform the Oscar-nominated song “Suddenly,” which he sings in the Tom Hooper film.”[HP]
Though it’s not going to be a serious contender for anything other than Best Supporting Actress (where the smart money says Anne Hathaway will walk away with the golden statuette), Les Miserables will be getting its moment at this year’s Oscar ceremony when the cast reunites to sing some of the movie’s most beloved musical numbers.
According to early reports from show organizers “the group will either sing group numbers like Can You Hear The People Sing? or One Day More or participate in a medley of Les Miserables tracks, like I Dreamed a Dream and On My Own.”
Regardless of which song they choose, one thing’s for sure: Russell Crowe will not be singing along. What’s his deal anyway?
“Bad day: Spent it on a 787 Dreamliner with Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o’s ex girlfriend.” – Steve Martin[THR]
Are you sick of Lance Armstrong yet? We are too. And hopefully this will be the last that we have to hear about him for at least the next six months.
But Hollywood and American sports media had to weigh in on his confession to Oprah that he did dope up (for decades, apparently) throughout his career as a professional sports cyclist. Some of the best tweets we saw on Twitter last night that left us laughing, chuckling, and pitying the man with one testicle:
Michael Ian Black
If Oprah’s smart, she’ll have James Frey come out and give Lance a hug.
Actor/author Fred Stoller (Seinfeld)
I want them to edit Lance Armstrong’s scene out of my Dodgeball DVD!
Comedian Doug Stanhope
Lance stands: “Hey lady. Name one other cyclist. Ever. I gave a ball to make this a known sport. Eat a f—ing dick.” #dreamsequence.
ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit
No matter how many times Lance prepped for his interview w/ Oprah the 1 thing he couldn’t overcome was how arrogant & pompous he came across.
Despite the latest news my father will not stop using Lance Armstrong as an adjective for strength and determination.
Even though it’s woefully clear from the get-go that Broken City is a pretty inadequate movie insofar as story, plot, and basic narrative tension is concerned, there is one saving grace to the entire proceeding, and his name is Mark Wahlberg.
Wahlberg is one of those rare “accidental” actors whom critics and audiences rarely take seriously (he was an underwear model!) but who seems to turn in memorable performances, one after the other. If we saw him as the lovable lout of last year’s hilarious Ted, we also buy him wholly as the NYPD cop Billy Taggart in Broken City. His performance is always credible and sincere, even when everything else about the movie isn’t.
Taggart’s career is falling apart, and he can barely make ends meet. He is called in (as these washed up cops usually are) to confirm that the first lady of New York (Catherine Zeta Jones), married to the city’s mayor (Russell Crowe), is having an affair with a rival politician’s chief of staff (Kyle Chandler). What he finds isn’t what he’s expecting – and it leads to his unraveling.
The whole thing gets very convoluted very fast, and it’s only Wahlberg who makes the movie at all interesting or watchable. Zeta-Jones comes off as almost a parody of upper class snootery, while Crowe gives what is probably the least memorable performance of his career. A sad case of parts adding up to less than their whole.