Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Lost Valentine CBS Jan 30

The Lost Valentine CBS Jan 30 - Seven-time Emmy winner Betty White just turned 89, and she'a busier than ever. Not only is she starring in the second season of the TV Land sitcom "Hot in Cleveland," but she'll soon be seen in a very different type of project, the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie "The Lost Valentine."

Of her busy schedule, White told "Early Show" co-anchor Erica Hill, "It's wonderful. At 89, you don't expect to be working this much. But I enjoy it."

Hill remarked, "Yeah, you're nonstop. Not only the TV movie and the series, but there was the Snickers commercials, there was 'Saturday Night Live.' The Emmy. I read at one point you were getting a little concerned about overexposure."

"Oh, a lot concerned about overexposure," White said. "It's like, 'Oh, my God, there's Betty White again."'

Hill responded, "You really think people do that? I think they say, 'Give me more!"'

The Lost Valentine CBS Jan 30

Brittany Murphy Home Auction

Brittany Murphy Home Auction - The Hollywood Hills home where Brittany Murphy and her husband Simon Monjack died within months of each other is set to be sold at auction on Monday morning.

The Clueless star died suddenly in December, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest at her California residence.

Murphy's devastated mother Sharon, who lived with the couple at the mansion, put the house on the market in March 2010 - only to remove it from sale a month later.

The family was hit with another tragedy when Murphy's husband Monjack passed away weeks later in May. Bizarrely, both husband and wife died of pneumonia combined with anaemia.

Now Sharon Murphy has decided to move away from the bad memories and is set to put the house under the hammer in an auction at a courthouse in Pomona, California.

According to TMZ.com, court documents show there is still over $4 million owed on the house, which fetched an asking price of $7.25 million last year.

Brittany Murphy Home Auction

Souvenir Condoms Royal Wedding

Souvenir Condoms Royal Wedding - While Britain has a public holiday to celebrate Prince William's wedding, one company is taking the party one step further with souvenir condoms that urge lovers to "lie back and think of England".

Crown Jewels Condoms of Distinction is producing special celebration packs that bear the slogan: "Like a royal wedding, intercourse with a loved one is an unforgettable occasion".
Critics have dismissed the novelty condoms as "tasteless".

Military helicopter pilot William, second in line to the throne, is to marry his university sweetheart Kate Middleton on April 29 at London's Westminster Abbey.

All manner of predictable unofficial souvenirs such as tea towels, chinaware and postcards have been rushed out by manufacturers, with condoms now joining the ranks.

Hugh Pomfret, a spokesman for Crown Jewels Condoms of Distinction, insisted they were "a unique way to remember this great British occasion".

"In years to come, they will be a timeless memento of a magical wedding day."

Presented in regal-looking purple and gold, each pack bears a picture of the couple gazing into each other's eyes, saying it contains a "triumvirate of regal prophylactics", which are "lavishly lubed" and "regally ribbed".

Souvenir Condoms Royal Wedding

Javier Bardem Bond

Javier Bardem Bond - Just days after the news broke that he'd been offered the lead role of gunslinger Roland Deschain in the epic film and TV adaptation of The Dark Tower comes word that Oscar winner Javier Bardem has also been offered a major role in Bond 23.

"Details about the character are being kept under wraps for now. But traditionally the biggest male role opposite 007 is the villain," according to Deadline. "The EON Productions offer by principals Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli to Bardem to join star Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes was made last week, at around the same time that Bardem received his Best Actor nomination for Biutiful."

Javier Bardem Bond

David Arquette Out Rehab

David Arquette Out Rehab - The "Scream" star has left rehab after spending about a month in an unspecified facility, the Daily News confirmed.

"He has completed treatment," his publicist told the News on Sunday.

Arquette, 39, reportedly sought help for alcohol addiction and emotional issues.

He separated from wife Courteney Cox, 46, last year and spent much of the end of 2010 partying and surprising fans with his candid talk about his marriage problems.

Arquette attributed his behavior to being "heartbroken."

Cox has stood by her estranged husband as he battled his demons.

"I really admire David and his choice to take charge and better his life," she told People shortly after Arquette entered treatment.

David Arquette Out Rehab

Desert Inn Daytona Beach Dirtiest

Desert Inn Daytona Beach Dirtiest - The world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor, announced its Top 10 list of the dirtiest hotels in America. Coming in at No. 1 is The Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN, whose customer ratings resemble descriptions of a crime scene.

"If you are looking for a hotel with chewing tobacco spit oozing down the halls and corridors; spiders actively making webs in every corner of your room; carpeting so greasy and dirty you wouldn't want to sit your luggage down - let alone walk around barefoot … by all means, stay at The Grand Resort," said a reviewer identified as JordynC.

The Grand Resort Hotel is a historic Smoky Mountains hotel and graded "terrible" by 161 of 224 reviews on the TripAdvisor's site.

Not only do many travelers see this "Grand Resort" as terrible, 87 percent of people warned against staying there.

"The Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Center would get a B+, if travelers were looking for somewhere unpleasant to stay," said TripAdvisor travel expert Josey Miller.

Desert Inn Daytona Beach Dirtiest

'Like Crazy' Dundance Top Drama

'Like Crazy' Dundance Top Drama - A story of young love challenged by geography emerged as the big winner at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night.

Drake Doremus' "Like Crazy," a romantic drama starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones as a star-crossed couple and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence as the third wheel, took the U.S. dramatic grand jury prize, the festival's highest honor.

The award was the second of the evening for the film; the jury had previously handed a special prize to Jones.

The movie centers on the American Jacob (Yelchin) and the Brit Anna (Jones) as students who fall in love at university and are later kept an ocean apart because of an immigration complication.

The film was acquired by Paramount Pictures and the production company Indian Paintbrush, and will be released by Paramount later this year.

'Like Crazy' Dundance Top Drama

Pro Bowl 2011

Pro Bowl 2011 - A contingent of nine Falcons players will lead the NFC team in the Pro Bowl at 7 p.m. Sunday at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The team will be coached by Falcons coach Mike Smith and his staff.

The players arrived in Hawaii last week and have practiced with the other all-stars.

"It wasn't that bad, but it was kind long," Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli said about the flight in a telephone interview. "I fell asleep two or three times and I thought we were there, and we still weren't halfway there.

"I had to use my iPhone and my laptop. I watched movies on the plane and read a book. I got up and talked to some of my coaches who were on the plane, too."

While the Falcons were enjoying their time in Hawaii, they still were dealing with the abrupt end of their season, a 48-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Pro Bowl 2011

'The Rite' Leads Box Office

'The Rite' Leads Box Office - The Anthony Hopkins horror flick inspired by 1970s classic "The Exorcist" captured $15 million in just under 3,000 theaters, despite poor reviews by critics.

Last week's leader "No Strings Attached," the romantic romp starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, slipped to second place. The Ivan Reitman film about casual sex between friends took in $13.7 million.

Tied in third place were action movie "The Green Hornet" and new release "The Mechanic," both with $11.5 million.

Other films basked in the glow of an Oscars nomination bump.

During its 10th week in theaters, British historical drama "The King's Speech" was in the fifth spot after drawing 12 nominations from the Oscars race. It earned $11.1 million, for a total of $72.2 million so far.

Colin Firth has also captured the best actor award for portraying a stuttering King George VI.
The Western "True Grit" came in sixth, with $7.6 million.

'The Rite' Leads Box Office

Sag Awards 2011 Nominees

Sag Awards 2011 Nominees - The SAG Awards 2011 cap off a big week. Most of the SAG Awards 2011 nominations went to actors that just got Oscar nominations five days ago. For those that didn't, this is their last chance to play spoiler for the favorites. As for the favorites, this is another opportunity to increase their already substantial leads in the Oscar derby. But the Best Picture race is not a big talking point tonight, since this ceremony is all about actors. However, the SAG Awards could offer a boost to the Best Picture leaders, or those still trying to catch up.

Tonight, the actors and actresses take the spotlight, as their peers get to choose their fate. The Screen Actors Guild is not only the primary union for actors, but they also hold one of the last pre-Oscar ceremonies of the season.

As such, the SAG Awards 2011 offer another chance for Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo to rack up honors. But the night won't end with a Best Picture competition, as the last trophy will go to the Best Ensemble Cast.

Sag Awards 2011 Nominees

Henry Cavill Superman

Henry Cavill Superman - British actor Henry Cavill, who is largely unknown to those who aren’t fans of the Showtime drama “The Tudors,” has landed the part of perhaps America’s most iconic character: Superman.

Cavill will play the red-and-blue-clad superhero, as well as his alter ego Clark Kent, in the Zack Snyder-directed reboot of the franchise set for release in December 2012, Warner Bros. announced Sunday.

The 27-year-old actor is familiar with the role as he reportedly was very close to getting it in 2006′s “Superman Returns,” before director McG was replaced by Bryan Singer, who instead cast Brandon Routh.

He will be much better known to movie fans this November when he stars in the Greek myth drama “Immortals.”

Henry Cavill Superman