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Late night hosts are using everything they've got to poke fun at the Republican presidential candidate race, from Jimmy Fallon making campaign ad parodies to Jimmy Kimmel’s “A Charlie Brown GOP Debate."
But “The Tonight Show’s” Jay Leno might have gone too far for a few laughs.
On January 19, the show aired images of each GOP candidate’s home during Leno’s monologue. When it came to Mitt Romney, however, the image of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India was shown as his summer home, possibly to mock the extent of Romney’s wealth.
Likely having been roused during the early hour of 5 a.m. - although one might muse such an occurrence wouldn't be unheard of for a father of six - Brad Pitt has admitted that he needed a little extra pick-me-up as the Oscar nominations rolled in on Tuesday.
"This is an extraordinary honor. I am dizzy with joy… and caffeine," the actor kidded in a statement to CNN about his best actor nomination for his portrayal in "Moneyball." The film, directed by Bennett Miller, is also up for best picture, along with Pitt's other film, "The Tree of Life."
"Considering both films, 'Moneyball' and 'The Tree of Life,' nearly didn’t make it to the screen, this is especially sweet," Pitt went on. "And I’d like to thank all the artisans and craftsmen who gave their best to each film."
There's been a rumor bouncing about that Whitney Houston's bank accounts are not as loftily stocked as they supposedly once were.
Radar Online has cited an anonymous, exclusive source who calls Houston "flat broke," saying that her "fortune is gone."
The loose-lipped insider alleges that "music industry heavy hitters are supporting her," and that while she should have "Mariah Carey money," the 48-year-old singer/actress has had to call to ask to borrow $100.
In his film, Max von Sydow plays a man who does not speak.
But on Tuesday, the actor had plenty to say about his nomination for best supporting actor in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close."
“A lot of people told me I would probably be nominated, but you can never be certain," he told CNN. "And, it’s so wonderful, really. I’m thrilled! And, I’m also moved. After all, it’s my colleagues at the academy that give this honor." FULL POST
It became clear in Monday night's third episode of "Alcatraz" that the show's starting to find itself.
It's no secret that there were some adjustments made early on (and subsequently, series co-creator Liz Sarnoff stepped down from her role as "showrunner").
Whatever it was that was done seems to have worked. We got more insight into Jorge Garcia's character of "Doc" Soto (he was the victim of a kidnapping as a child), and even saw some rare flashes of emotion from Sam Neill's Emerson Hauser as he worried about Lucy, who was in the hospital after being shot last week.
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