The HollyWooWoo Report
Friday, June 22, 2012
In Theaters This Weekend:
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – (Fiction) Abe Lincoln watches his mother's murder at the hands of a vampire. The death sends Lincoln on a two-pronged mission: Kill vampires and be president, in that order. Rated R. (No big-name talent)
Brave - a skilled archer named Merida defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in her kingdom. After consulting an elderly wise woman for help, her family becomes cursed and Merida is forced to undo the spell herself before it is too late. Features the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, & Julie Walters. Rated PG.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - When news breaks that a laser, sent to space to protect Earth from an asteroid impact, has failed at its mission, a man hits the road in search of his high school sweetheart. Stars Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Patton Oswalt and William Petersen. Rated R.
Katy Perry's Twitter Followers Get Concert Movie Sneak Peek
Katy Perry is offering her Twitter followers the chance to catch a sneak peek of her new 3D concert movie Part Of Me. The movie will be screened in 100 cinemas July 2. A special hashtag will direct fans to a site where they can buy tickets for the advance showings.
American Idol Runner-Up In Talks For Glee Role
American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez is in talks to join the cast of Glee. She lost out to Phillip Phillips last month. Glee creator Ryan Murphy thinks she would be great in his show. She is 16. Series regular Amber Riley auditioned for Idol during the second season.
Meredith Vieira turns down offer to replace Ann Curry
NBC secretly offered Meredith Vieira a contract to replace Ann Curry on the "Today" show. She turned them down. The offer was made two weeks ago. Meredith doesn’t want to return to the show she anchored for 6 years. The frontrunner is news reader Savannah Guthrie.
Jennifer Aniston Reportedly Offered 8-Figure Deal
Jennifer Aniston is in negotiations for an 8 figure deal to be the spokeswoman for Aveeno. The company sells all-natural skin and hair care products. The current face of the brand is Dutch model-actress Daniella van Graas. Jennifer would represent “effortless beauty.”
Jolie donates $100K on World Refugee Day
Angelina Jolie holds a special place in her heart for the world's millions of refugees. She also holds a special place in her wallet for that group. On World Refugee Day Wednesday, she filmed a special message and donated $100,000 to show refugees how much she cares.
Will.I.Am Gives $500,000 To The Prince's Trust
Will.i.am has donated $500,000 to The Prince's Trust charity. That’s his wages for being a mentor on the UK’s version of 'The Voice.' The donation will help deprived children get training and start up businesses. He said, ''I wanted to give something back.”
Justin Bieber: One Direction Collaboration Will Be Great
Justin Bieber says his collaboration with One Direction is ''going to be great''. He will record a track on the band's second album. The group has also extended an invitation to Rihanna, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez to collaborate on a future project.
Lil Wayne Scores 100Th Hit On America's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart
Lil Wayne is only the third artist to score 100 hits on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. He enters the chart at 57 with his Rick Ross, Drake and French Montana collaboration Pop That. Jay Z leads all rappers with 108 chart titles. James Brown tops all artists with 111.
Snooki Reassures Fans: Even Sober, ‘I’m Still A Nut Job’
Although we’ll be seeing a softer side of Snooki on her new reality show, “Snooki & JWoww,” she says she’s “still a nut job.” “I’m going to go out some nights, but your baby is your life now and I’m excited to be a mom!” “Snooki & JWoww” premieres June 21 at 10 PM on MTV.
Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin buy Spectacular Mansion
Gwyneth Paltrow is in escrow on one of the most spectacular estates on the westside of L.A. She and Chris martin paid $10.4M. It was built last year, and the price was reduced from $12M. The house has 6 bedrooms and 8 baths, and includes a stable.
Charlie Sheen To Star As U.S. President In Machete Sequel
Charlie Sheen's career comeback continues - he's been cast as the U.S. President in Robert Rodriguez's Machete sequel. The film, due for release next year, stars Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Mel Gibson, Amber Heard and Zoe Saldana.
'Sesame Street' movie in the works
20th Century Fox is developing a film based on "Sesame Street." The series premiered in 1969 and is a mix of live-action, animation and Jim Henson puppets. The show inspired two previous movies: "Follow That Bird" in 1985 and "Elmo in Grouchland" in 1999.
Bristol Palin says no sex until marriage
Bristol Palin, whose new Lifetime show tanked badly, says she won’t have physical relations until after marriage. She is engaged to pipeline worker Giacinto Paoletti, also 21. She broke off 2 engagements to son Tripp's father, Levi Johnston. She had Tripp at age 17.
Actor Ralph Waite is 84. Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson is 76. Movie director John Korty is 76. Actor Michael Lerner is 71. Broadcast journalist Brit Hume is 69. Singer Peter Asher (Peter and Gordon) is 68. Actor Andrew Rubin is 66. Actor David L. Lander is 65. Singer Howard "Eddie" Kaylan is 65. Singer-musician Todd Rundgren is 64. Actress Meryl Streep is 63. Actress Lindsay Wagner is 63. Singer Alan Osmond is 63. Actor Murphy Cross is 62. Actor Graham Greene is 60. Pop singer Cyndi Lauper is 59. Actor Chris Lemmon is 58. Rock musician Derek Forbes is 56. Actor Tim Russ is 56. Rock musician Garry Beers (INXS) is 55. Actor-producer-writer Bruce Campbell is 54. Rock musician Alan Anton (Cowboy Junkies) is 53. Actress Tracy Pollan is 52. Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is 52. Rock singer-musician Jimmy Somerville is 51. Author Dan Brown ("The Da Vinci Code") is 48. Rock singer-musician Mike Edwards (Jesus Jones) is 48. Rock singer Steven Page is 42.
Actor Michael Trucco is 42. Actress Mary Lynn Rajskub (RYS'-kub) is 41. TV personality Carson Daly is 39. Rock musician Chris Traynor is 39. Country musician Jimmy Wallace is 39. Actor Donald Faison (FAY'-zahn) is 38. Actress Alicia Goranson is 38. TV personality/actor Jai Rodriguez is 33. Actress Lindsay Ridgeway is 27.