The HollyWooWoo Report
Friday, Jan 25, 2013
Parker - A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist. Stars Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, and Nick Nolte. Rated R.
Movie 43 - A series of 12 interconnected short films follows three kids as they search the depths of the Internet to find the most banned movie in the world. Stars a large ensemble cast of stars. Rated R for explicit and repulsive content. (Began shooting in 2005 and had 11 directors and 15 writers. Was originally named “Truth or Dare”)
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past. Stars Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke (Fam-kee) Janssen. Rated R.
Matt Damon gets revenge on Jimmy Kimmel last night
If you watch Jimmy Kimmel, you know about his long-running gag of “not having enough time for Matt Damon.” Last night, Damon tied up and gagged Kimmel, then interviewed Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, & Sheryl Crow. Ben Affleck held the cue cards.
'American Idol' Baton Rouge: Katrina survivor Burnell Taylor says 'I'm Here'
The Baton Rouge audition show for American Idol lasted only an hour. Nicki Minaj and the judges generally behaved themselves. Most impressive was 19-year-old Burnell Taylor, who laid out the judges with a performance of ‘I'm Here’ from Broadway’s The Color Purple.
Nine former black “Idol” contestants claim racism, hire a lawyer
Nine black former "American Idol" contestants are banding together to sue the show. They claim they were all forced off to boost ratings. All 9 were disqualified for various reasons. Producer Nigel Lythgoe said "We treat everybody the same, no matter the race or sex."
Beyonce, Destiny’s Child to perform LIVE at Super Bowl
Beyonce will kick off the Super Bowl half-time show with "Crazy in Love." Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will join her for a medley of "Bills, Bills, Bills," "Survivor," and their new song "Nuclear." The NFL says all half-time entertainment must be performed LIVE.
Michael Bublé and wife are expecting their first child
Michael Bublé and wife Luisana are expecting their first child. The couple made the announcement in a video posted on her YouTube account. Bublé sings ‘Haven't Met You Yet’, while ‘We're having a baby Bublé!" is displayed on top an ultrasound image.
Kanye West drops thousands of dollars on five Cartier bracelets
Kanye West is spoiling Kim Kardashian during their stay in Paris this week. The rapper has showered his pregnant girlfriend with jewels from high-end jewelry store Cartier. He gave her 5 yellow gold and diamond bracelets. One, the coveted Love Bracelet, cost $34,650.
No “Dancing” for Lance, thank you
Lance Armstrong's publicist has confirmed the disgraced cyclist has turned down an offer to compete on "Dancing with the Stars." He has been offered to compete every year since the show started. He notified producers this week not to bother.
'America's Next Top Model' winner seriously injures face in accident
Lisa D'Amato, who won "America's Next Top Model: All-Stars," was injured on a movie set in Colorado. She and a crew member were doing a handstand. She fell on her face, he fell on top of her. Her nose was broken & face badly cut. She was in Top Model season 5.
JJ Abrams to direct next 'Star Wars'
J.J. Abrams is set to direct the next installment of "Star Wars," which will be "Episode 7" due out in 2015. Disney bought "Star Wars" maker Lucasfilm last month for $4 billion. He directed "Star Trek: Into Darkness," set to hit theaters May 17.
Justin Timberlake's '20/20 Experience' Due March 19
Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," will hit stores March 19. "Suit & Tie" rocketed to No. 4 this week and earned JT his best sales week for a download. He'll be playing a New Orleans charity gig Feb. 2 as part of the Super Bowl weekend festivities.
Stars Give Away Sundance Swag Bags To Charity
Stars put their celebrity status to good use at the Sundance Film Festival by giving away their swanky gift bags to charity. There was a reverse gift-giving suite set up over the 10-day festival in Utah. Donated items will be distributed to needy families across the country.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn dating? She's teaching his kids to ski
Tiger Woods is finally moving on. He has been seeing Olympic gold-medal winning skier Lindsey Vonn for about 2 months. She's been teaching his kids how to ski. He made a trip to visit Lindsey in mid-January when she was competing at an event in Austria.
Jennifer Lawrence Angers Hawaiians On ‘Catching Fire’ Movie Set
Jennifer Lawrence angered Hawaiian natives while filming the latest installment of The Hunger Games. She was wearing a wetsuit and got an itch. She rubbed her bottom on a pile of sacred rocks. The locals worship the stones for their supposed religious powers.
Barry Manilow, still sick, cancels shows through the weekend
Barry Manilow has canceled performances of his Broadway show through the weekend as he recovers from bronchitis. The show was set to open last night. He fell ill Tuesday & canceled Tuesday and Wednesday preview performances. He plans to be back on stage Tuesday.
‘Girls’ renewed for third season
Golden Globe winning comedy 'Girls' will return for a third season. Lena Dunham, who created and stars in the comedy, wants to extend its run from 10 episodes to 12. The new season begins shooting at the end of March through summer.
Marc Anthony splits from Shannon de Lima
Marc Anthony has split from model girlfriend Shannon de Lima. His rep said, ''The amicable breakup became official in mid-January.'' He filed for divorce from Jennifer Lopez in April 2012 following their 7-year marriage. They have twins, 4-year-old Emme and Max.
Justin Timberlake's grandfather dead
The grandfather of Justin Timberlake has died. Bill Bomar died Dec. 29. He was too ill to travel to Italy for Justin and Jessica Biel's wedding last year. Justin flew a slice of wedding cake 5000 miles to him. Justin 7 jessica attended his funeral January 2.
Steven Seagal becomes sheriff's deputy in New Mexico
Steven Seagal has been sworn in as a New Mexico sheriff's deputy. He is now 60. He is expected to take part in border security training soon. The A&E reality series "Steven Seagal: Lawman," followed his adventures as a deputy in a Parish in Louisiana.
Actress Leigh Taylor-Young is 68. Actress Jenifer (cq) Lewis is 56. Actress Dinah Manoff is 55. Country musician Mike Burch (River Road) is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kina is 44. Actress China Kantner is 42. Actress Ana Ortiz is 42. Musician Matt Odmark (OHD'-mark) (Jars of Clay) is 39. Actress Mia Kirshner is 38. Actress Christine Lakin is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Alicia (ah-LEE'-shuh) Keys is 32. Actor Michael Trevino (TV: "The Vampire Diaries") is 28.