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Thursday
Aug252011

Jim Carrey: If I Were a Lot Younger, I Would Marry Emma Stone

VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor and comedian Jim Carrey has revealed his feelings for 22-year-old actress Emma Stone, saying he’d “have chubby little freckle-faced kids” with her.

In a video posted on his official webpage, Carrey told the world he would pop the question to Stone if he was “the appropriate age.”

Carrey said, "Emma, I think you're all the way beautiful.  Not just pretty, but smart and kind-hearted.”  He added that if they were a couple, “We'd laugh all day long, go camping and play Yahtzee.  Tell ghost stories by the fire."

However, Carrey does admit that Stone may not dig an older man like him.

He declared, “I'm 49.  I have lines on my face, sometimes a little gray in my beard, and it takes me a little bit longer to pee than it used to."

Regardless, the actor said he just wanted to let The Help star know how he felt, ending the video with, "I think you're very special and I wish you continued success and artistic fulfillment.  But most of all, I wish you love and contentment."

He then mouthed the words "I love you."

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Thursday
Aug252011

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith Seen Having Breakfast Amid Breakup Rumors

Scarnici/WireImage(MALIBU, Calif.) -- One day after Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith issued a joint statement refuting rumors that they're on the outs, TMZ reports that early Wednesday morning the couple was spotted smiling and laughing together while having breakfast in Malibu, California.

Shortly after that, they were caught shopping together.

When asked to comment on the “ridiculous rumors,” Will responded, “You just did.”

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Thursday
Aug252011

Dakota Fanning Attending New York University This Fall

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Dakota Fanning is headed for the Big Apple.  She'll be a freshman at New York University this fall, according to the New York Daily News.

The newspaper cites a student-run website that investigated the school's email system and discovered that the 17-year-old actress has been assigned an NYU email address.

Fanning graduated from North Hollywood's Campbell Hall Episcopal High School in June.

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Thursday
Aug252011

Movie Review: 'Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark'

Steve Granitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Real life can be scary enough, so if you’re going to make a scary movie, you better bring it -- especially if it's a remake, or “reimagining,” as Hollywood likes to say.  No such luck here.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, a remake of the cult 1973 TV movie of the same name, is about as scary as a bunny rabbit making out with a sunflower. The only person who really deserves credit here is young Bailee Madison, a fantastic little actress who improves with every movie she’s in.  Unfortunately, a dumb script does her and the rest of the cast an incredible disservice.

Sure, there is an outside chance you will find the antagonists in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark scary.  The whispering little creatures are a cross between the critter from the Alien parody in Spaceballs and the subject in Edvard Munch's painting “The Scream” -- just picture the mask the bad guy wears in the movie Scream.   However, you have to develop empathy for the good guys to really fear for them, and neither Guy Pierce nor Katie Holmes, through no fault of their own, win sympathy points here.

Guillermo del Toro, the genius behind Pan's Labyrinth, co-wrote and produced this film, which makes the final result even more disappointing.  The film seems to showcase a complete lack of understanding of human behavior.  Nothing in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark rings true.  That may sound like every other horror movie Hollywood churns out but many of them are still capable of consistently executing horror movie clichés well enough to scare us.  Again, no such luck here.

One-and-a-half out of five stars.

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Wednesday
Aug242011

Whoopi Goldberg Adopts Cat Thrown from Bridge

ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Whoopi Goldberg has given a cat another life.

The Oscar-winning actress and co-host of ABC's The View has adopted a cat that was thrown from a moving car on New York City's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, according to New York Animal Care & Control officials.

Officials said Goldberg was one of the first of more than 140 people to ask to adopt the cat, nicknamed "Verrazano" by AC&C. She has since shortened the kitten's name to "Vinny."

The Russian blue kitten was thrown from a car crossing the 4,260-foot-long bridge in early July and was rescued by an AC&C official who happened to be driving by. Vinny quickly became an Internet celebrity and made an appearance on the July 10 edition of The View before Goldberg adopted him. Smitten, she burrowed her face in his belly.

"I feel that I should have a conversation with Oliver when I get home," she said on the show, referring to her other cat, also a Russian blue, "because I think he needs a friend."

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Wednesday
Aug242011

Wild Parties, Nude Models on Richard Branson's Island Paradise

Don Arnold/WireImage(LONDON) -- Richard Branson's Necker Island may have looked like the set of Titanic: Revenge of the Land earlier this week, when lightning set his $70 million home on fire and Kate Winslet scored heroine status by swooping Branson's 90-year-old mother out of the blaze.

Normally, the scene on the billionaire's private paradise in the Atlantic looks more like Animal House. According to the UK's Daily Mail, Branson, 61, recently bid a female guest adieu by dropping his pants and baring his rear end as she zipped by in a speedboat. The billionaire Virgin chairman famously arrived at his 1989 Necker Island wedding clinging to the bottom of a helicopter.

Models reportedly frolic with pink flamingos and giant tortoises in the nude. Last call doesn't exist. When you run the island, there are no rules.

"It's a lot of fun and nonstop partying," Tami Watkins, who stayed at Necker Island 15 years ago, told ABC News. "Just about anything goes."

But along with the shenanigans, there's unparalleled style and service. Another guest who visited the island in the 1990s told ABC News that the $20,000-per-night price tag paid for "paradise." More than a dozen chefs on staff can cook anything guests desire, and they're briefed on visitors' likes and dislikes before they arrive. Balinese wood and white upholstery lend the place the feel of an Asian oasis. Sixty staff members ensure every need gets met.

Branson bought the uninhabited British Virgin island in 1978 for a reported 180,000 pounds. He commissioned the construction of the "Great House," whose roof burned down Monday, and guest cottages and opened the island as a resort in 1984. In total, 28 people can stay at a time (that's more than a two-to-one ratio of staff to guests), and Branson reportedly spends at least two of the summer months there. When he's not around, those who wish to buy out the place can do so for $56,000 a night.

Monday's fire put a stop to the perpetual party -- for now. On Tuesday, Branson told ABC's Good Morning America that he's determined to rebuild the island's main house in time for his daughter's December wedding.

"It's one of those stories that's ended up happily," he said. "We will rebuild the house and make it even better than it was before and we'll have many more wonderful memories of the future."

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Wednesday
Aug242011

Old Spice Commercial Guy Lands TV Gig

David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) – Isaiah Mustafa, who's best known for his Old Spice commercials, has landed a recurring role on Charlie’s Angels.

TVline.com reports that Mustafa will play Detective Ray Goodson, the ex-fiancé of the angel Kate.

Mustafa will reportedly make his debut on or around the ABC show’s fourth episode.

Charlie’s Angels premieres Sept. 22 on ABC.

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Wednesday
Aug242011

Larry King Wants to Make a Deal with John Gotti Jr.

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Larry King met with John Gotti Jr. this week to discuss a TV special tied to the upcoming film Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father, the New York Post reports.

The newspaper says King is hoping to interview Junior and the cast, which includes John Travolta, Ben Foster, Lindsay Lohan, and Al Pacino.

A spokesman for the movie, which is due out next year, says that despite rumors, King does not have a cameo in the film.

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Wednesday
Aug242011

Report: Denise Richards Turns Down 'Two and a Half Men' Cameo

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) – Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Denise Richards turned down a chance to appear in the season premiere of Two and a Half Men, which will reportedly see Sheen's character memorialized at a funeral service.

TMZ reports Richards turned down the part because "She would never hear the end of it from Charlie" had she accepted it.

The premiere airs Sept. 19 on CBS.

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Wednesday
Aug242011

Police Investigating Threatening Letter Sent to Craig Ferguson

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles police are investigating a threatening letter sent to CBS late-night host Craig Ferguson's studio.

According to E! News, two people at the CBS complex in L.A. where Ferguson's Late Late Show is taped were briefly quarantined Tuesday afternoon after they were exposed to what turned out to be a harmless powder inside the envelope.

Police believe the letter, which included threats against Ferguson, may have been sent from Europe.  Ferguson, who's Scottish by birth but a naturalized American citizen, recently taped episodes of his show in Paris.

Ferguson tweeted Tuesday, "Ack! Someone mailed my show white powder & claimed it was anthrax. I'm not a big fan of that sort of thing."

A death threat against Ferguson's fellow CBS late-night host David Letterman, whose production company produces Ferguson's show, was recently posted on a jihadist website.

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