June 28th, 2010
05:53 PM ET

'Airplane!' keeps the funny after 30 years

If it weren’t for the talented trio Jerry Zucker, David Zucker and Jim Abrahams, we may never have gotten a number of post-“Airplane!” comedies, such as the Farrelly brothers' “There’s Something About Mary.”

And if it weren’t for the Z.A.Z. team, as the NYTimes calls the filmmakers, we also wouldn’t have heard some of the funniest movie lines a person can commit to memory.

If you can read the “Airplane!” quotes below and not hear Peter Graves’ hilarious deadpan delivery in your head, then clearly you need to make it a blockbuster night.


Filed under: Celebrities • movies
Will the real Lady Gaga please stand up?
June 28th, 2010
04:12 PM ET

Will the real Lady Gaga please stand up?

You would think that after a person not only shows up to baseball games in lingerie but also graces the cover of Rolling Stone wearing a machine-gun bra, it wouldn't be that difficult to pick them out in a lineup.

Well, think again.

As pointed out by Perez Hilton, CNN recently made a mistake during a broadcast regarding President Obama and Lady Gaga’s social networking race and used a photo of a Gaga imposter instead of the real deal.

To Gaga: We apologize for this oversight. P.S. “You and I” rocks!

Can you identify the real Lady Gaga above?

Filed under: Lady Gaga
June 28th, 2010
03:56 PM ET

Jason Bateman sets the record straight

Us Weekly reported last week that Jason Bateman was booed outside an Apple store in L.A. for cutting a line of 2,000 iPhone 4 enthusiasts, relying on the account of eyewitnesses. But perhaps those "eyewitnesses" where impatiently waiting in some other line, because the actor has since taken to Twitter to set the record straight.

“There wasn’t one boo. Not one hiss,” Bateman wrote in response to claims made by an eyewitness who said, “Everyone literally started booing and hissing!” Another onlooker said, “The crowd freaked and booed, and he put his head down,” according to the magazine.

But one thing is for sure: Bateman did get to skip the line Thursday.

“The Apple guy brought me in away from the paparazzi,” he wrote. “Period. I was content in line. I wish I’d stayed.”

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Filed under: Celebrities
June 28th, 2010
03:54 PM ET

Tension brewing on 'Entourage' set?

Did “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly turn diva when he directed an episode of the hit HBO comedy series?

The actor was behind the camera last week, and reportedly was such an “extreme perfectionist” that he made the cast and crew miserable by forcing them to work long hours.

Not so, said show creator Doug Ellin in an interview with the Los Angeles Times; the executive producer called stories of Connolly’s bad behavior are “absolutely ridiculous. He was as prepared and focused as any director I've had. There's a rat on this set and it's a weird thing. It's got to be somebody with a personal thing against Kevin.”


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Filed under: Entourage • television
June 28th, 2010
03:52 PM ET

Justin Bieber's mom won't be doing Playboy

Belieb it or not (sorry, couldn't help it), the woman who gave birth to the teen pop sensation known as Justin Bieber at the age of 18 was reportedly approached by Playboy to pose in a future spread - but it turns out, that's not exactly true.

Rumors circulated at the end of last week saying that the publication offered Mallette $50,000 to go topless for the mag, but Bieber's rep said Playboy never even contacted the 36-year-old mom of one, according to E!.

“The rumors that Pattie Mallette is in talks with Playboy magazine to appear in an upcoming issue are completely false,” his rep said. “She has never been approached by Playboy magazine nor has she approached Playboy. This story is utterly erroneous, without a shred of truth. Consider this denial the final word on the matter.”

Filed under: Celebrities • Music
June 28th, 2010
02:11 PM ET

So about that 'True Blood' sex scene...

Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the June 27 episode of HBO’s “True Blood.”

“True Blood” fans typically can withstand copious amounts of blood, gore and sex – the three chief ingredients that mesh so wonderfully in Alan Ball’s HBO series. But last night’s sex scene between Bill Compton and Lorena – his obsessive vampire “maker” - seems to have shocked some of the most immovable.

Bill, enraged after agreeing to stay away from his beloved Sookie in order to keep her safe, grabs Lorena’s head during a bout of angry intercourse and then gives it a grotesque spin before continuing to do the deed as she smiles eerily.


Filed under: Stephen Moyer • television • True Blood
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