Archive for heath ledger

May 25, 2009

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Ledger in his final role.

Ledger in his final role.

Heath Ledger: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the film Ledger was making when he died, premiered at Cannes last week.  Unfortunately, the movie doesn’t have a US release date.  Still hard to believe we’re never getting more Ledger.

Susan Boyle: Her 15 minutes of fame got extended last night when she passed the semi-final round of Britain’s Got Talent.  She’ll compete in the finals next week.

CBS: Won the ratings game overall this season by averaging the most viewers.  Sad fact remains that viewership is down and will probably only go further south.

Gawker: Predicting the songs we’ll hear again and again this summer.  Major flaw: including “No Boundaries” by American Idol’s new champ Kris Allen.  Really don’t see that taking off.

Memorial Day: It means reflection, barbecues and TV marathons depending on who you are.  Among the marathon options: Jon & Kate Plus Eight, Golden Girls, Intervention and ANTM.

SIZZLED OUT: Mickey Mouse

STILL SIZZLING: This relatively new celebrity participated in a charity auction, where he offered kisses for $20,000 each.  Last we heard, he only liked the kind that drew blood.

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March 19, 2009

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How can you resist this?!

How can you resist this?!

Natasha Richardson: Unfortunately, official word has come.  The 45-year-old actress passed away late yesterday.  Take a moment to check out some of her best film roles.

LeAnn Rimes: If you ask US Weekly, the married Rimes is having an affair with her Lifetime miniseries married co-star, Eddie Cibrian.  Cibrian is flat-out denying it while Rimes wrote a crpytic message to fans on her official site.

Obama: Will people start to like him less if he keeps interrupting your TV programming?  Because apparently that’s the plan…

Bush: It was inevitable.  He’s writing a memoir.  It might be called “Decision Points.”  Can’t wait to see what the  REAL title will be!

Freddie Prinze Jr.: Here’s hoping the success of the superhero trend can transfer to the small screen.  Prinze signed on to play one in a new ABC show called “No Heroics.”  We’ve missed his pretty face!

SIZZLED OUT: Heath Ledger

STILL SIZZLING: This rapper/R & B star, known as well as for his ego as for his music, was charged with 3 misdemeanors yesterday following an incident with the paparazzi.

January 22, 2009

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Scrubbing up once more!

Scrubbing up again!

Heath Ledger: On the anniversary of his death (Jan. 22, 2008), he gets a posthumous Oscar nomination, the only one for The Dark Knight.

George Clooney: After months of ‘will he or won’t he?’ debate, Clooney will indeed make the rounds once more on ER, PEOPLE is reporting.

Oscars: Wall-E isn’t up for best picture after all.  Dun dun dunnnnnn.

Oscars, Pt. 2: The Golden Globes nominated Kate Winslet for supporting actress in The Reader.  Now she’s got leading actress but nothing for Revolutionary Road, which–unlike at the Globes–was shut out of the top categories.

American Idol: Can anything take this thing down?  Even with the inaugural festivities broadcast last night, Idol still racked up the highest ratings.  There’s gotta be a fix, right?  Or were people Obama-ed out by nightfall?

Veronica Mars: Fans who felt jilted by the show’s cancellation a few years back can rejoice now that a movie adaptation is finally underway.  Never watched the series but probably could be convinced to go see it.

Fall Out Boy: Recorded a special version of The Simpsons theme song, to be played after this week’s episode.  Our guess is Star Wars is next.

Obama: Gotta love the internet.  You can be in one place and still see practically every Obama front page from yesterday’s papers.

Obama, Pt. 2: He doesn’t have to give up his addiction!  Obama will keep the CrackBerry, now outfitted with special security encryption.  So how long until it’s hacked?

The Daily Show: Time flies!  The little series that could is 10 years old!  And Variety has a bunch of articles to mark the milestone.

No Doubt: Hey baby! Going on tour (with Paramore) this summer for the first time in 5 years!

SIZZLED OUT: Marcia Cross

STILL SIZZLING: This alleged hold-out on a TV-to-movie adaptation said he might “put the script in his shredder.”

January 13, 2009

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Does this look like a lawyer to you?

Does this look like a lawyer to you?

Heath Ledger: His family plans on giving his Golden Globe trophy to daughter Matilda.  Rightfully so!

Slumdog Millionaire: One of the reasons ABC is considering bringing the hit show back.  Been there, done that?  We’re kind of over it…

Vanessa Hudgens: Now that HSM is long over (sniff sniff), Hudgens is trying to piggyback on to another series…Twilight.  What ever happened to ‘breaking free’?

Hilary Duff: Signed a development deal with NBC back in November and now actually has something to show for it.  Barely Legal will take on a whole new meaning!

NBC: Creating a panel of “leading women” (which apparently includes Tori Spelling) to help advertisers better market to females.

Mariska Hargitay: Word broke late yesterday that the Law & Order star has a “partially collapsed lung”…and it won’t impact her TV commitments one bit.  Surprising.  Collapsed lung sounds serious, no?

Til’ Death: Hasn’t died.  Who knew?!  Better question: who cares?

The Sopranos: 10-year anniversary.  Again, who knew?!  We feel old. (And the most important Soprano, James Gandolfini, of all has a new gig: Broadway!)

Shaquille O’Neal: Mentioned on his Twitter feed that he’s getting a doctorate in “human resource development.”  One more time, all together now: WHO KNEW?!

TMZ: You know something needs to be changed in the television industry when TMZ TV is the only show that had 52 weeks of original programming in 2008.

SIZZLED OUT: Charlotte Church

STILL SIZZLING: We’re headed to LA tomorrow to tape an appearance on this game show.  Good thing we know the alphabet!

November 23, 2008

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Hey baby! Rock steady!

24: Friendly reminder that the 2-hour prequel airs tonight on Fox.

Lost: TV Guide says there’s a subliminal message in the trailer for the upcoming season.  Anyone figure out what it means?

Michelle Williams: In an interview with Newsweek, the actress says how she struggled–and still does–in the months since Heath’s death.  The article is heartbreaking.

Josh Schwartz: Says he hopes Gossip Girl will be in its 22nd season in 20 years, then says he’s kidding.  Somehow, we don’t think he is.

SAG: An actor’s strike is looming.  There will be tears.

No Doubt: After a baby-making and solo-project filled hiatus, the band is getting back together for a summer tour.  Hella good!

Twilight: Having such a great opening weekend, the next installment just got the green light.  We’re pretty sure we won’t see that one, either.

Gawker: A fun look at the celebrity couples that “boggle the mind and tug at the heart.”

Seinfeld: The show lives!

SIZZLED OUT: Anna Wintour (Vogue)

STILL SIZZLING: Which celebrity had this to say about her upcoming film: “I wish it was ‘She’s Just Not That Into You’! Unfortunately, it’s ‘He’s Just Not That Into You.’ The other would be more empowering.”  Considering her love life lately, this attitude comes as no surprise.

October 31, 2008

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Going all politico on us. If only we actually asked for it.

Going all politico on us. If only we actually asked for it.

Jennifer Hudson: Established a foundation in memory of her slain relatives to help other families who’ve lost loved ones to violent crimes.  Her speedy actions only help underscore the lessons from the past week: There is no time to waste.  Life is short.  Seize the day.

The View: Put a presidential spin on Halloween costumes this year.  And, yes, this means they all cross-dressed.

Kid Rock: Finally, a celeb who doesn’t want to shove his politics down your throat!  Who is the rapper/rocker/country singer voting for?  He’s not saying because IT DOESN’T MATTER.  Amen.

Joe the Plumber: Sort of following in Kid Rock’s footsteps.  Trying to make his 15 minutes of fame last a little longer with…a country music career?  Yeah, good luck with that.

John Mayer: Definitely not following in Kid Rock’s footsteps.  Makes a surprisingly well-written case for Obama.  Still, we guarantee you this actually cost the presidential candidate some votes.

Forbes: Compiled a part-creepy, part-sad, part-surprising list of the top-earning deceased stars.  Heath Ledger ranks third.  We wish that was a good thing.

Hip-Hop Stars: Should they reduce the bling exposure while the economy is in the crapper?  The Huffington Post thinks so.

MLB: Is there a problem with the World Series?  Besides, we mean, not actually being open to the entire world.  Yes, if you consider the poor timing of the games, the team monopolies and the fixation on revenue.

Iron Man: Robert Downey Jr. hasn’t even begun filming the sequel yet and he’s already signed on for film number 3.

SIZZLED OUT: Joaquin Phoenix

STILL SIZZLING: Which veejay turned dramatic actress will return for TRL’s farewell next month?

October 4, 2008

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Like father, like daughter.

Like father, like daughter.

ScarJo and Ryan Reynolds: Hey Alannis, you, um, oughta know Ryan and Scarlett are totally married now.  Oh, you don’t care?  No worries, we don’t either.

DWTS: Sorry Kim, some people just don’t like big butts and they cannot lie.  Still, to get voted off on the anniversary of your father’s death is pretty shitty.  Sorry about that.

Heath Ledger: Suicide, accident or just his time, it doesn’t matter.  Why is there so much red tape in getting Matilda what she (and Ledger’s family) rightfully believe she deserves?

Paul Newman: We could be like everyone else and say our favorite Newman film is Cool Hand Luke or The Color of Money, but let’s be real.  We’re a sucker for a good tear-jearker, so our vote definitely goes to Message in a Bottle.  Rent it.  Watch it.  Love it.