Ellen told a funny story yesterday about finding a roll of film in her dresser drawer. She said it’s impossible to get film developed these days. She asked Siri on her iPhone where to find the nearest one-hour photo center… and Siri said to get in her car and drive in reverse until she got to 1994.
The Los Angeles premiere for Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” that was slated for tonight has been canceled in the wake of Friday’s tragedy in Newtown, CT. Deadline.com reports that The Weinstein Company called off the premiere festivities not because of the film’s violence but because no one really feels like celebrating. The film will still be shown Tuesday but only for cast members and their families who haven’t seen the film — and there will be no red carpet or press.
Jimmy Kimmel mentioned the Connecticut school shootings at the start of his show last night. And he got a little emotional when he tried to send a message to the families involved. He said he wanted them to know that everyone there was thinking of them, and no one was taking their pain lightly even though they were there at the show to be entertained.
Lady Gaga has Tweeted out a “jazz version” of “You and I” that she says she recorded after, quote, “too many whiskies.”
Miley Cyrus sang Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell” at the “VH1 Divas” concert over the weekend. It sounds a lot like a Disney star trying to sing Billy Idol. This particular performance was connected with a show-stealing crotch grab.
Clay Aiken will mark his 10th anniversary of being the runner up on “American Idol’s” second season, but he sounds a little disgusted about the show lately. Aiken isn’t expecting the show to commemorate the occasion. “I don’t know that they did it with Justin Guarini and all those folks. But ‘Idol’ back in those days was about the contestants. Kelly (Clarkson) and Justin and Tamyra (Gray) and Nikki McKibbin, they were all the starts of the show. And when I was on, Ruben (Studdard) and myself and Kimberly Locke were the stars of the show. Now ‘Idol’ is about the judges. I don’t even know if they remember there are contestants anymore.”
Howard Stern thinks that Rosie O’Donnell should be the next “America’s Got Talent” judge, to replace Sharon Osbourne who will not return next season. Although no “official” word has been confirmed yet as to who will be joining him, Howard has made it clear he would love to be sitting next to Rosie O’Donnell. He thinks she is a great talent and will bring a new energy to that show. Rosie told The Huffington Post that if offered the position she would definitely consider it.
Rumblings are starting over who will take over in Jay Leno’s Tonight show when his contract expires in 2014…and the name under consideration is Jimmy Fallon. All the chatter about Leno comes from various talent agents who admit they have quietly been contacted by NBC officials hoping to find a new late-late host who will eventually take over Fallon’s 12:35am time slot. The network is hoping that Fallon will bring in the younger demograpics.
Tom Cruise was on Letterman’s show last night. And Dave asked him what kind of stuff he likes to do with his son. Tom ran off a list of crazy stuff kids like to do . . . driving cars, snowboarding, riding motorcycles . . . and so forth. Dave said he wished HIS son would do stuff like that. He said he sometimes asks his son to go outside and play ball with him . . . and he tells him to finish watching his soap operas later.
Every year, a guy named DJ Earworm does a mash-up of the year’s top hit songs, and calls it “The United State of Pop.” This year, he took songs like “We Are Young” by Fun, “Too Close” by Alex Clare, “Gangnam Style” and “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye.
Hacker, Christopher Chaney was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday for hacking into the online accounts of celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and other women then leaking nude pictures and other personal material onto the internet. After being arrested in October 2011, Chaney pled guilty to nine felony counts, including identity theft, wiretapping,and unauthorized access and damage to a protected computer, in March. In addition to prison time, Chaney was also ordered to pay $76,000 in restitution.
A public memorial for singer Jenni Rivera will be held Wednesday (Dec. 19) at Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheater. The service, dubbed a “Celestial Graduation” by her family, will be held from 10am to 12 noon and will be led by her brother Minister Pedro Rivera Jr. “We will celebrate the graduation into heaven, with honors, of our beloved mother, daughter and sister Jenni Rivera,” the family says in a statement. Rivera’s family asks for privacy for a burial that will be held separately, and her children ask that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Jenni Rivera Love Foundation, in addition to a single white rose. Mexican officials and the National Transportation Safety Board are continuing the crash investigation, which could take nine months to a year to conclude.
Zooey Deschanel and her Death Cab for Cutie singer husband Ben Gibbard are officially divorced. Zooey filed for divorce in January, blaming the split on ”irreconcilable differences.” She and Gibbard were married in 2009 and have no children. According to the divorce docs, both Zooey and Ben waved their rights to spousal support.
MMA fighter Ray Elbe was rushed to a hospital in Malaysia earlier this month and required 10 stitches on his “broken penis”! Elbe says he was having sex with his girlfriend and she was on top when she bounced a little too high and crunched his erect penis. Blood was everywhere and Elbe immediately passed out from the pain. Surgery was required to close the wound and repair a tear in his urinary tract. Elbe is expected to make a full recovery and must take “anti-erection pills” for two weeks and keep his girlfriend on the bottom. The wrestler also explained, “In an attempt to make it up to me … [my GF] has promised me a threesome of my choice when we get to the Philippines … which usually has some solid talent.”
After just six days, Brooke Mueller has left “rehab” after trying to cleanse herself of her addiction to Adderall. It was the 19th time the ex of Charlie Sheen has been in rehab. While she was there long enough to detox, such a short stay doesn’t deal with the underlying problems. Mueller is supposed to have ongoing psychological outpatient treatment.
Vin Diesel is moving down his list of famous bald characters, and next up is Kojak. Deadline reports that Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, writers of the previous four Bond films, have been hired to adapt the popular seventies TV show into a Diesel-starring film.