The creators of “South Park” . . . Trey Parker and Matt Stone . . . were interviewed on “60 Minutes” last night. Parker explained where the idea for the show came from. He says they loved “All in the Family,” and decided the only way you could have a character like Archie Bunker in the politically correct 90’s was to make him a little kid.
Trey Parker said they chose the city of South Park, Colorado, because when they were growing up outside Denver, they’d hear about crazy things happening . . . like UFO sightings . . . and they always happened in South Park. Trey Parker talked about the episode when they implied that Tom Cruise is gay. He said the show’s lawyers told them they couldn’t SAY he’s in the closet. So they came up with the idea to put him in an ACTUAL closet.
Actor, William Baldwin reportedly pulled some strings to get his wife Chyna Phillips on this season of “Dancing With The Stars”. Baldwin hopes that the show will help revitalize her singing career.
Jennifer Aniston dropped $450,000 for an abstract painting at the “Artists for Haiti” auction. The painting “Stranger #44,” was estimated to be worth between $150,000 and $200,000. Aniston’s boyfriend, filmmaker Justin Theroux, did the bidding on her behalf with Aniston “clapping enthusiastically” when Theroux made his winning bid. The 72″ by 60″ painting is an abstract work of oil, charcoal and graphite on canvas. Lidon donated the piece for the “Artists for Haiti” auction, which was organized by Ben Stiller.
As you know, Taylor Lautner has broken up with his “Abduction” co-star, Lily Collins. According to E!, apparently, the romance lost its luster when Collins went to Canada to shoot “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White” in which she plays…Snow White. A source says that Taylor really wasn’t into it and wouldn’t even visit her on the set. They’ve been broken up for about three months, even though the news only just hit the press. She’s already dating other guys.
Here we go again….it appears that Jesse James and Kat Von D. have called it quits…again! “I am not in a relationship”, Kat said in a post on her Facebook page on Saturday. “And I apologize for all the ‘back and forth’ if it’s caused any confusion.” The couple called off their engagement in July. A month later, Von D’s reality show “L.A. Ink” was canceled but the couple was back together. It appears that the relationship suffered from being long distance. While Jesse lives in Texas, Kat refused to leave Los Angeles and her tattoo shop. Von D says: “I wish Jesse nothing but the best in life and in love,” she says.
Justin Bieber turned into Mr. Romantic on Friday when he took girlfriend Selena Gomez to attend Demi Lovato’s concert at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. TMZ reports that after the concert, the two headed through an underground passage to L.A.’s biggest sports arena, the Staples Center. Though Staples Center seats up to 20,000 fans for concerts, that night it was only the two lovebirds and a screening of the movie, “Titanic”.
Hilary Duff is trying to sell the mansion she bought with all her “Lizzie McGuire” money. She’s asking $6.25 million for her Toluca Lake 9,277 square foot mansion. The home contains five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a cognac room, billiard room, wine cellar, game room, gym, and pool.
TOP OF THE BOX
September 23-25, 2011
1. The Lion King $22,100,000
2. Moneyball $20,600,000
3. Dolphin Tale $20,300,000
4. Abduction $11,200,000
5. Killer Elite $9,500,000
6. Contagion $8,600,000
7. Drive $5,600,000
8. The Help $4,400,000
9. Straw Dogs $2,100,000
10. I Don’t Know How She Does It $2,100,000
Lady Gaga dedicated her song, “Hair” to Jamey Rodemeyer, the 14-year-old Gaga fan who committed suicide last week after being tormented at school for his sexual orientation. “We lost a Little Monster this week,” Gaga said, displaying a video of Jamey. Before ending his life, Jamey wrote to Gaga. “@LadyGaga Bye, Mother Monster. Thank you for all you have done, paws up forever,” he tweeted. During the song, an emotional Gaga turned to the crowd and said, “Bullying is for losers.” She’s vowed to meet with the president to establish anti-bullying laws.
Actor Mark Hamill turned 60 over the weekend. Hamill famously played Luke Skywalker in the original “Star Wars” trilogy. Hamill will appear in the“Chuck” final season premiere where he’ll play Jean-Claude, a wealthy thief.
Sly Stone, who used to be one of the biggest names in sould music, reportedly now lives in a white van he parks in the rough Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles. TMZ is reporting that Stone befriended a local family and showers at their house. Their son serves as his assistant and driver. Stone says that he likes his camper and never wants to go back to living in a house that doesn’t have wheels adding that he can’t stand being in one place. He says his money troubles started in 2009 when he stopped receiving royalty checks from his manager, whom he had accused of fraud. He sued the manager for $50 million. Stone also foolishly sold his music publishing rights to Michael Jackson for just $1 million in 1984. He says the FBI is after him and his enemies have hired hit men. For now, Stone says he is recording music on his laptop.
“True Blood” star Joe Manganiello will make an appearance in the October 24th episode of “Two and a Half Men”. He’ll play the hot boyfriend of Waldon’s ex, Bridget.