American director Michael Moore, whose Bowling for Columbine was named best foreign film at Saturday's Cesar awards, got a standing ovation when he applauded France for dissing the U.S with regard to Iraq. "Thanks for showing us the way, and for taking up a position on something very important," he said. "A real ally, a real friend, is someone who tells you when you're wrong." Hey, Mike: That dreadful John Travolta comedy Lucky Numbers you co-starred in? That was just plain wrong, dude.
During a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, Britney Spears set the record straight about her wild romantic life: She's dating Will Ferrell, not Colin Farrell. "Don't believe the tabloids, you guys, the truth is, I'm living on a farm in northern California with Will Ferrell," she joked during the "Weekend Update" segment, in which Will also appeared. "I love him so much!" Stop, please... you're killing me.
The prospect of war in Iraq has led ABC to postpone production of its three-hour musical remake of Fiddler on the Roof. Shooting on the TV movie was slated to begin in Prague in June, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, security concerns and increased insurance costs for projects shooting in Europe forced the network to delay the film.
Warner Bros. finally confirmed on Friday what we've all known for months: Irish actor Michael Gambon has been tapped to replace the late Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore in the third installment of the Harry Potter film series, The Prisoner of Azkaban. In related news, production on Prisoner was halted over the weekend when a grass fire broke out near a railroad bridge in Scotland where crews were filming.
How's this for dramatic irony: Tonight's Boston Public revolves around a closeted teen named Devon who comes to terms with his same-sex feelings after witnessing a gay bashing. There's just one problem Matt Lutz, the actor playing Devon, is about as pro-gay as Jesse Helmes. "I think homosexuality is a sin," the conservative Christian tells The Advocate. "I think that it is a lifestyle that I don't necessarily... I think it can be unhealthy." My take? Sounds like this guy's looking to blame someone for Will & Grace's uneven season.
Sure, it's February, but Sheryl Crow still can "Soak Up The Sun" all she likes. At the 45th annual Grammy Awards airing Sunday at 8 pm/ET on CBS the songbird's nominated in no less than five categories for her latest platinum CD, C'mon, C'mon. (She's previously won eight times.) But long before her Grammy glory, the ex-music teacher got her first big break as a backup singer for the King of Pop!
"About 7 months after I moved out [to Los Angeles]," Crow recalls, "I got the Michael Jackson tour, so I put my stuff in storage and went on the road for 18 months."
Her fave Jackson song to sing? "I loved the old stuff," she says. "I thought, 'I'm really lucky that we get to do a lot of that old Jackson Five stuff.' And my favorite song to watch him do is 'Human Nature.' You know, no matter what you say about him,
It may have appeared to fans of ABC's Celebrity Mole Hawaii that comedienne Kathy Griffin was just there to provide comic relief ("Corbin Bernsen just turned into super-veiny hockey dad!") but make no mistake; she was there to win. "I went in with a psychotically committed strategy that I had planned a month beforehand," she reveals to TV Guide Online. It paid off, for after realizing that model Frederique van der Wal was the Mole, the Suddenly Susan sidekick outfoxed runner-up Erik von Detten (Dinotopia) on the final quiz, and walked off with the show's grand prize of $233,000. "I would encourage any celebrity
If we were ever shipwrecked, we'd want three things: Stoli, digital cable and Dawn Wells and not necessarily in that order, either. After all, the actress who played castaway Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island not only remains cute as a button at age 64, she's also far more enterprising than the Professor. Today, for instance, in a classic-TV edition of the syndicated
game show Street Smarts (check local listings), she quizzes John Q.
Public to raise funds for her Film Actor's Boot Camp. Next month, the
co-executive producer of Surviving Gilligan's Island unveils her
second small-screen tell-all, the fanciful Batman exposé Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt. And right now, she dives into our rather random questions without ever reaching for a life preserver. So sit right back and you'll read the tale!
TV Guide Online:
The WB's almost-all-star Big Brother-meets-Real World hybrid,
The Surreal Life, wasn't set up as a competition. However, savvy
viewers quickly figured out that the cohabitants had turned the series into a
battle royale, the goal of which was to steal the spotlight and extend their
15 minutes of fame. That being the case, who won? As the sleepover sleeper
winds up its run tonight at 9 ET, TV Guide Online reviews the goings-on and
decides which pseudocelebrity came off the best.
Won points by: Revealing just how tough it was for him to be very
young, very rich and very successful. Thanks, man. We needed a good chuckle.
Lost points by: Setting back vegetarianism a decade with his
hare-brained argument for the cause. Made up our minds by: Talking to
his fiancée as if she were a dim-witted model or something. Okay, so she
is a model. It still wasn't cool, dude.
Everywhere we look, celebs are moonlighting as interior designers. Oprah is making over fans' homes. MTV is Crashing Cribs. Add to this trend Friends star Courteney Cox Arquette, 38, who created Mix It Up, debuting this fall on WE: Women's Entertainment.
Don't worry, it's not about Mrs. Monica Gellar Bing doing the decorating just think how that neat freak would lose control! Uh uh. Her portrayer stays behind the scenes, leaving Mix's decorators to serve as mediators for folks who share a home, but have dissimilar tastes. The idea came from her early marital clashes with husband David Arquette, 31.
"[With] newlyweds moving in together, or roommates, all of a sudden there are problems that arise," she says. "David and I had very different lifestyles. The way we lived, our tastes. . . I don't like a lot of extra things. David likes a lot of things. He co