When Bill O’Reilly and Fox contributor Bernie Goldberg had a white-off after a New York Times reporter called Mitt Romney “the whitest white man to run for president in recent memory,” Goldberg came armed with evidence of his street cred: a photo of him posing with… Ice-T? Ice Cube? Bernie pulled a Rick Perry, and O’Reilly pounced. “I’m a brother, man,” he said. “I know the Cubes from the T’s.” READ FULL STORY
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David Cross will apparently trash 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked' until he's blue in the face
The increasingly poor word choices of David Cross? When the subject of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked came up during his visit to Conan on Monday night, the comic actor once again didn’t sugarcoat his feelings about what it was like working on the film. (During an interview with IndieWire.com last month Cross called it “the most unpleasant experience I’ve ever had in my professional life.”)
But it wasn’t Cross’ reiteration that, aside from the cast and crew members, “it was the most miserable experience I’ve ever had in my professional life,” or his cracks at the movie’s expense, which he called “a big commercial for Carnival Cruise lines,” rather a swipe at one of the film’s producers that might be more even painful to endure than Chipwrecked itself.
While discussing a point in filming in which Cross said he was legally “forced … to spend a week on a cruise ship” to dress up as a pelican, a decision he said was made by a producer on the project. (The Arrested Development star talked about the unpleasant cruise and his beef with the producers to The Onion, as well.) Then Cross, who was raised Jewish but now identifies as an Atheist, described the unnamed producer in question as “the personification of what people think about when they think negatively about Jews.”
The moment elicited some nervous laughter from the audience (as well as co-guest Seth Green) but visibly made host Conan O’Brien uncomfortable, as he quickly changed the subject. Maybe that’s the best course of action for Cross at this point, too. When it comes to Alvin and the Chipmunks: Change the subject.
Watch the moment (which goes from 29:09 to 32:32) below: READ FULL STORY
Keith Olbermann’s Countdown returned to the air Wednesday night after it was preempted Tuesday for live coverage of the Iowa caucuses. But the story of his absence isn’t ready to die, and the media are wondering if Olbermann’s most recent “clash” with his bosses means his days at Current TV are “numbered.”
After learning that Olbermann and his staff thought they were putting on a show in New York Tuesday, Current TV president David Bohrman sent an internal memo insisting Olbermann had been asked to headline its primary coverage but declined. Olbermann, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday, said, “I was not given a legitimate opportunity to host under acceptable condition. They know it and we know it. Telling half the story is wrong.” READ FULL STORY
Kris Humphries isn’t exactly a big star in an NBA galaxy full of LeBrons and Kobes, but he’s being treated like one because of his off-the-court profile. When the New Jersey Nets forward took the court last night to face the New York Knicks in an exhibition game, the Madison Square Garden crowd greeted him with boos and heckled him every time he touched the ball. The crowd had so much fun taunting him that when he sat on the bench, they pleaded for more, chanting, “We want Humphries! We want Humphries!”
This wasn’t an isolated incident. According to a new Forbes.com fan poll, Humphries has surpassed LeBron James as the most disliked player in the league, a somewhat surprising showing for a non-superstar like Humphries. READ FULL STORY
Looks like Matt Damon is going to have a big serving of humble pie at his Christmas feast this year. The Oscar winner just backpedaled on his harsh words for Bourne writer Tony Gilroy, and now he’s gone and done it again. In an interview with ELLE ironically titled “Matt Damon: Hollywood’s Sexiest Mr. Nice Guy,” Damon reiterated his previous criticism of President Barack Obama. READ FULL STORY
Alviiiin! David Cross calls 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked' 'the most unpleasant experience I've ever had'
In a recent interview with IndieWire.com, actor/comedian David Cross described working on Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked– Ghost Protocol: A Game of Shadows — Sorry, but that title is ripe for parody! Ripe! — “the most unpleasant experience I’ve ever had in my professional life.” Meanwhile, EW’s own Adam Markovitz called the third installment in the series, “Nothing more than a cynical stab at grabbing kids’ attention—and, more importantly, their parents’ cash.” (In short, you actually couldn’t pay people enough to want to deal with Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Not even some of the people in it.) READ FULL STORY
Alec Baldwin was kicked off of an American Airlines flight on Monday, in part, for refusing to stop playing Words With Friends, but the 30 Rock star certainly had no shortage of words when he wrote a piece for The Huffington Post regarding the incident titled “My Flying Lesson.” (Ah, if only Carol had been his Captain!)
The now Twitter-less star (he quit the social networking site hours after sending out a series of angry tweets at the airline) had way more than a 140 characters in what can only be described as a non-apology apology. While Baldwin does begin his open letter by apologizing to his fellow passengers on the flight (“It was never my intention to inconvenience anyone”) the actor mostly aired his frustrations with the airline industry in general. READ FULL STORY
Last week, your college roommate called you out of the blue. You hadn’t spoken to him in, let’s say, 12 years. It was great to hear from him; you ended up chatting about old times for a good two hours before you finally hung up the phone. It was a delight. The next day, he called back. It was still nice to talk again about that time you did that thing in the quad, etc, etc. You thanked him for calling and promised to catch up next time he was in town. The next day, your college roommate was in town. He called you at the office and insisted you meet for drinks. Turns out he looks the same — though his voice has changed a little bit. At the end of the night, he said you’ll have to get together again soon — next time with the wives. Sure, you said, sounds like fun. The next day, your college roommate and his wife knocked at your front door just before dinner: “Surprise!”
This is how I kind of feel about The Muppets. READ FULL STORY
Brett Ratner talks Olivia Munn relationship, fallout: 'She talked about my shortcomings ... She's bitter.'
Brett Ratner appeared on G4′s Attack of the Show for just a little over six minutes, but that was plenty of time to cover a wide range of topics. The director took the time to delve into his new film, Tower Heist, the upcoming Oscars (which Ratner is producing), Occupy Wall Street (a “viral marketing” campaign for Tower Heist, according to Show co-host Kevin Pereira), and sex with Olivia Munn. Wait, what?
For those unaware of the gossip, Munn wrote in her memoir, Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek, that she once saw a Hollywood director holding his “undersized manhood” while eating shrimp. It’s long been rumored that she was referring to Rush Hour director Ratner, and while he did admit on Show Thursday that he was the subject of the passage, he’s claiming that none of it’s true. And making sure to heighten the drama while he’s at it. “I used to date Olivia Munn … when she was Lisa,” said Ratner of Munn, née Lisa Munn. “That was the problem. She wasn’t Asian back then.” READ FULL STORY
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