Hollywood Highlights

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Entertainment Bits: Bristol Palin engaged to her baby’s daddy, Writer posts novel online lands book deal & Dennis Hopper art exhibit opens in SoCal

Bristol Palin to marry Levi Johnston That Palin family — never out of the media spotlight for long. The latest news,  Bristol Palin is engaged to former boyfriend and father of her son, Levi Johnston. The couple broke the news to US magazine, which posted the exclusive story and some photos on its website today. The Palins really like US magazine. Remember, Sarah Palin on […]
Monday, July 12, 2010

News bits: Manny’s Porsche, Polanski walks, and more angry words from Mel Gibson

The winning bid for Manny’s Porsche is in After 10 days and more than two dozen bids on eBay, a rare Porsche owned by Dodger Slugger Manny Ramirez sold today — for $50,100.  Apparently someone got a good deal. Recently, the bright red Porsche reportedly appraised at around $58,000. Ramirez donated the 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 964 to a couple […]
Sunday, July 11, 2010

“Despicable Me” clobbers the competition at the Box Office

Family 3D movies are rampaging at the Box Office these days,  The latest, “Despicable Me,” ran all over its rivals to debut with an estimate $60.1 at the domestic Box Office to become the number one film in the country. The computer animated feature is about a strange neighborhood criminal who’s planning to steal the moon until he meets up with three orphan […]
Saturday, July 10, 2010

Weekend Catch-up: Mel Gibson’s racist rant/abuse allegations, Best selling summer reads & Lottery dreams come true for a SoCal player

Mel Gibson’s mouth gets him in trouble again The Internet and Hollywood are buzzing about Actor/Director/Producer Mel Gibson’s latest foot-in-mouth performance.  An audio recording of Gibson using the “N-word” in a tirade against his ex-girlfriend, Russian singer, Oksana Grigorieva, was followed by reports that the entertainer is being investigated for domestic violence. And there’s more. WME agency has confirmed it recently fired Gibson […]
Thursday, July 8, 2010

Entertainment: Conan O’Brien scores Emmy nominations, Disney loses big time in court & “Eclipse” still hot at the Box Office

 Conan O’Brien gets four Emmy nominations Late night talk show host, Conan O’Brien, has plenty to joke about after receiving four Emmy nominations today, for his short-lived version of “The Tonight Show,” including nods for outstanding variety music or comedy series, for writing, directing, and art direction. How many nominations did his rivals Jay Leno and David Letterman get? Nada! Zilch!   That recent […]
Saturday, July 3, 2010

Entertainment: “Twilight” stars out promoting “Eclipse,” the new Wonder Woman, and Dodger Manny Ramirez donates rare Porsche

“Twilight” stars to view “Eclipse” movie with fans   Photo: “Twilight” stars from Deadline.com/Hollywood Early numbers indicate “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” is going to rack up a huge money haul this July 4th holiday weekend.  The third installment of the vampire/fantasy/love story film series debuted on Wednesday, June 30, with a gigantic $68.5 million domestic Box Office tally.  On Thursday, the movie earned […]
Monday, June 28, 2010

Entertainment News bits: Most powerful celebs, Oprah’s new reality show accused of cheating, and “Toy Story 3” still king at the Box Office

Some good and not-so-good news for Oprah The Forbes Magazine website calls Oprah Winfrey the queen of all media. Winfrey is number one on Forbes’ latest 100 richest and most powerful celebrities list. It’s not just the $315 million Winfrey earned last year that won her the top spot on this list.  You gotta have huge media exposure and online presence to make […]
Friday, June 25, 2010

Remembering the King of Pop weekend: the fans, the music, and a new lawsuit

Michael Jackson  (August 29, 1958 — June 25, 2009) Kudos, flowers, tears, and memories are being shared around the world today for Legendary Entertainer, Michael Jackson, on this the first anniversary of his death.  Like millions of his fans, first I was shocked and then saddened, when reports of Jackson’s death were confirmed on June 25, 2009. Later, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office […]
Monday, June 21, 2010

Entertainment News Bits: Lakers parade, “Twilight” fan frenzy, and “Toy Story 3” rules the Box Office

Fans whoop it up for the World Champion Lakers Photo: Don Barletti/Los Angeles Times — Thousands of jubliant fans cheer for Kobe and company as the Lakers joy bus rolls along Figueroa Street during the big parade in Los Angeles, June 21, 2010 A parade of purple and gold in Downtown Los Angeles today to celebrate the 2010 NBA World […]