Jennifer Aniston®, a real person who is currently planning her human wedding, has been employed by Smartwater® to make a “viral advertisement” for Smartwater. In case anyone was confused and thought the new spot–which features Ryan Seacrest and Jimmy Kimmel–is actually security footage from the actress’s home, as it purports to be.
While we were holding our breath for HBO’s dark and gritty adaptation of Angry Birds (starring James Gandolfini as Head Pig, Lauren Ambrose as Yellow Bird, and Paz de la Huerta as an egg), CBS was busy acquiring Zynga’s breakout app Draw Something for a new game show. You can even audition on the network’s website!
Mad Mark Walter is at it again, as Guggenheim Partners finalized a deal to acquire Dick Clark Productions, or DCP, for $370 million, well beyond what other bidders were apparently willing to pay.
Mr. Walter, chief executive officer of the privately-owned financial firm, led a group that paid $2 billion for the Los Angeles Dodgers this spring, a price that was reportedly hundreds of millions of dollars more than the best offers at which rival groups were able to arrive.
The Academy Awards
The funniest moment of last night’s almost tearfully boring Academy Awards had nothing to do with Billy Crystal‘s hosting duties, which were apparently ripped from a Catskills comedian back in the 70s. No, the best moment was Sacha Baron Cohen showing up on the red carpet, fully in character as Admiral Aladeen of Wadiya to promote his upcoming movie The Dictator.
This was supposed to be a big deal, since Mr. Baron Cohen, who co-starred in Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo, was allegedly told by the Academy not to promote his movie through some viral marketing stunt on the red carpet. The Borat actor replied earlier last week in the form of a YouTube video and a phone call on Today, then went ahead and showed up as Admiral Aladeen anyway.
Simon Cowell may have been the intimidating presence to American Idol viewers watching from home, but as we found out Wednesday night during the second episode of season 11, the performers on-stage are more freaked out by the strong, silent type standing right off-camera: British producer Nigel Lythgoe.
Only 72 days after Kim Kardashian ran down the isle to E!’s highest ratings yet, she and New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets husband Kris Humphries are filing for divorce. Of course, who should be able to confirm it first (besides TMZ) than Ryan Seacrest (who seriously drilled a pipeline into Ms. Kardashian’s brain and thus knows everything about her life before anyone else does).
The Hollywood Reporter has posted a gallery of its covers since its reinvention as a glossy. Of the thirty covers included, three feature Ryan Seacrest (two of those with his American Idol castmates). One features the cast of the Idol-alike reality show The Voice. Two feature the cast of Glee. In thirty issues, Read More
Sorry, Lady Gaga: It looks like people can survive without your 140-character bursts that you post to Twitter. And though your 7.2 million followers have only been neglected for a day so far, they may be kept in the dark for much longer.
The global pop phenomenon was just one Read More
Piers Morgan, host of America’s Got Talent and a former British tabloid editor, will likely sign a deal to take over Larry King’s 9 p.m. timeslot on CNN in the coming days, according to Brian Stelter and Bill Carter.
NBC has agreed to share Mr. Morgan with CNN, according to The Times. America’s Read More
It seems Mischa Barton has no intention of subscribing to the ‘I’m-just-young-and-having-fun’ excuse following her Dec. 27 D.U.I. arrest.
The 21-year-old actress, who shot to fame as the “hot girl” on Fox’s The O.C., called into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show to talk about the drunken disaster.