Another bad flight for director Kevin Smith
December 7th, 2010
05:46 PM ET

Another bad flight for director Kevin Smith

He may be known for playing "Silent Bob" but director Kevin Smith has no problem airing his gripe with Virgin airlines.

In a blog post yesterday, Smith, calling himself the "Loudmouth of the Skies," sounded off about not being allowed to board his Virgin America flight despite arriving at the gate with plenty of time to spare.

"We pleaded with Manny (the unfriendly face of Virgin America JFK working the gate), pointing out the remaining time (there were still 8 minutes before scheduled departure), and pointing out that the jetway was still attached to the plane," Smith writes. "Flying as much as I do (usually up at the front of the plane), I know that the jetway only gets pulled back ONCE THE PLANE DOOR IS SECURELY CLOSED."

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A 'Teenage Dream' come true
December 7th, 2010
04:47 PM ET

A 'Teenage Dream' come true

It was a "Teenage Dream" come true for fans of both Katy Perry and "Glee" at the December 5 Trevor Project Live event at the Palladium in Hollywood.

Accompanied by the Fox show's Dalton Academy Warblers, actor Darren Criss, who plays openly gay student Blaine, performed Perry's "Teenage Dream" – the same song he performed on "Glee" and took to the top of the Billboard charts. Toward the end of the tune, Perry - who included the single on her "Teenage Dream" album this year – joined Criss on stage to sing a few lyrics from her hit.

But Perry, 26, and Criss weren't the only ones who did a duet at the event hosted by the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention hotline for gay youth.

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'Showbiz Tonight' names the Most Provocative Celebrity of the Year
December 7th, 2010
02:11 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' names the Most Provocative Celebrity of the Year

It’s a big day here at "Showbiz Tonight." We’re naming the Most Provocative Celebrity of 2010!

There were so many stars to choose from this year! Mel Gibson certainly made headlines with those disturbing voicemail rants. Then there’s Lindsay Lohan who kept us super-busy - checking in and out of rehab and showing up late for court. And of course there’s Charlie Sheen, well, being Charlie Sheen… going into rehab, trashing that New York hotel room, pleading guilty to assaulting his soon-to-be ex wife Brooke Mueller.

So who do YOU think the Most Provocative Celebrity of the year is? Post your picks here – be sure to tell me why, too. You can also call me at Showbiz On Call – 888-SBT-BUZZ – with your picks. We’ll use some of your calls and posts on the show today.

Be sure to tune into Showbiz Tonight at 5 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET/PT for our big reveal – the Most Provocative Celebrity of the Year! See you then…

Kathy Griffin booed for Bristol Palin joke
December 7th, 2010
01:35 PM ET

Kathy Griffin booed for Bristol Palin joke

After defending her mother to Margaret Cho, Bristol Palin now has fighting words for Kathy Griffin.

While hosting the December 3 VH1 "Divas Salute the Troops" concert, the 50-year-old comedian took a jab at Palin, saying that the former "Dancing With the Stars" competitor "is the only contestant in the history of the show to actually gain weight ... She gained, like, 30 pounds a week. I swear to God, it was fantastic. She's like the white Precious."

The crowd booed Griffin - and clearly, they weren't the only ones who failed to find the humor in her wisecracks.

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New Kandi Burruss song pays tribute to her late fiance
December 7th, 2010
01:27 PM ET

New Kandi Burruss song pays tribute to her late fiance

It’s been more than a year since the fiancé of Kandi Burruss died, but her new single pays homage to their love.

“Haven’t Luvd Right” tells the story of a longing for a past love and, Burruss said on video posted on her official site, that the song took on special meaning after the death of Ashley “A.J.” Jewell.

“That is a meaningful song, it’s very emotional,” Burruss said. “When I recorded it, I feel like you can hear the emotion."

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'Blue Valentine' actors unhappy with NC-17 rating
December 7th, 2010
12:32 PM ET

'Blue Valentine' actors unhappy with NC-17 rating

That NC-17 rating has "Blue Valentine" stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams seeing red.

The drama, which tells the story of a young couple whose marriage is falling apart, received the racy rating because of its intimate sex scenes, meaning both marketing and ticket sales could be affected.

"It's an inappropriate rating," an outraged Gosling, 30, tells CNN, adding that violent movies rarely get slapped with an NC-17. "I mean, you go see films and the guys are getting their arms and their legs cut off and that's an R rating, but ... if it's in the direction of a woman receiving pleasure, you know, and she's complicit in a sexual act, it's pornographic."

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