2012 in review
When you are the children of Hollywood’s godfather Francis Ford Coppola, you have big family shoes to fill. Thankfully for cousins Nicolas Cage, Jason Schwartzman and Matthew Shire, they’ve escaped the burden of being associated with the surname. Not so for Coppola kids Sofia and Roman, who luckily are both in the film business and are doing big, big things right now.
Big Apple Idolatry
This has been a big year for the young Hollywood crowd! Channing Tatum made the cover of People‘s Sexiest Man Alive, Taylor Swift dated both a Kennedy and a New Direction, and Lena Dunham did everything else. But now that the year is coming to an end, it’s time we hand out the awards like “Best Smile” and “Most Likely to Become President” (both go to Ryan Gosling). Give a hand for your 2012 Class of Celebrity Superlatives!
– Chris Brown wants to poop and fart on lady comedian; deletes Twitter account.
– Charlie Sheen once gave Lindsay Lohan a check for $100,000 to help out with her IRS “debt,” which is one case of the blinded-by-syphilis leading the blinded-by-syphilis.
Backstabber! Just last month, Charlie Sheen was praising his Two and a Half Men replacement, Ashton Kutcher, for following in his footsteps and completely falling apart the classy way he was handling tabloid pressure. (Since joining the show, Mr. Kutcher has separated from wife Demi Moore after illicit, drug-fueled photos of him with other women began cropping up.)
“I was kind of impressed… I thought, ‘Hey, man, make it colorful!’” Mr. Sheen said about Mr. Kutcher’s exploits. He’d previously given Mr. Kutcher his blessing on taking over for him on the show as well.
But Charlie Sheen, truth-sayer that he is, couldn’t contain his contempt for Kutcher and CBS during a TMZ phone interview yesterday.
Really, there’s only one thing to say about the fact that while in Las Vegas, Tiger Blood recipient and 2011′s Person of the Year (according to the numerous end of the year listicles, on the Internet) Charlie Sheen decided to a) try to invite 17-year-old Justin Bieber to hang out, and b) do so over Twitter, where he accidentally sent a public message to the Biebs which included his phone number.
We always knew we liked Gregg Birnbaum, from his obsessive Hillary Clinton campaign blog, his glorious exit from the Post in December and his resemblance to Cabin Boy‘s Chris Elliott. Now, a tipster points us to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, which shows Mr. Birnbaum getting patriotic at Ground Zero on Sunday night after Read More
They wore absurd pompadours and giant paisleys. They were many-chinned and Naugahyde-skinned. Milling around Radio City, some of them looked like somebody there owed them money, and some like they were afraid of being served with court papers. They were drunk, loud and hungry, and they held discounted tickets entitling them to a privileged glimpse Read More
Over the weekend, Charlie Sheen was booed in Detroit and had his career as a speaker revived in Chicago (such instantaneous pulse-taking on the actor’s quasi-career as a public speaker is enough to make one regret baser elements of the Internet, which kick-started the nonsense in the first place). Entertainment Weekly, perhaps uncouthly, Read More
Plenty happens each day–how to keep up with it all? Time to test your memory!
–Which public figure is, for some scary reason, the subject of political polling–and is more electable than Sarah Palin?
–Which network, under new management and ownership, just renewed its beloved and low-rated sitcoms?
–How will Read More
The Ides of March are upon us. Actually, that’s inaccurate. The ides of March have shaken, slammed and otherwise shamelessly brutalized us over the course of the last week. Acts of god. Horrible accidents. More Charlie Sheen. “Upon us” is a bit of an understatement.
Then again, understatement has been the preferred coping mechanism this week. Read More