May 19, 2008

I can’t believe it. I just…I can’t! The rumors were true: STAR Artist Ashlee Simpson DID marry Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz over the weekend. In a non-denominational ceremony performed by Ashlee’s dad, 150 people saw Ashlee and Pete tie the knot. Ashlee’s sister Jessica was maid-of-honor, Pete’s dog served as ring-bearer. Oh by the way, an initial report from People magazine said Ashlee confirmed her pregnancy but most believe that was thanks to a misinterpreted quote. The status of Ashlee’s womb remains TBA.

The American Idol finale is this week and that means the online odds-makers are crunching the numbers. According to one site David Cook has a 74% chance of beating winning while David Archuleta only has a 32% chance. That math doesn’t make any sense to me. Of course, America chooses the winner, not Vegas (I hope) so get ready to vote on Tuesday night.

Well it wasn’t much of a surprise that The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian took the number one spot this weekend at the box office. What was a little shocking was the amount it won by. The latest Narnia tale only beat reigning 2-week number one Iron Man by 20 million bucks. That’s really not much considering how long Iron Man has been out and the success the first Narnia flick had. Iron Man has pulled in more than $220 million in the U.S. alone.

The new Indiana Jones movie, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made it’s debut at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, but it didn’t blow anyone away. The Hollywood Reporter says the audience got, "a rollercoaster that didn't seem to want to stop for nearly two hours and they didn't get much story, or character or wit or plot." Other reviewers had similar mixed feelings but one thing is certain: everyone agrees the movie is critic-proof and will post blockbuster numbers this holiday weekend. Check out the latest trailer!

We all know George Lucas of Star Wars fame loves to ruin a good franchise. So it doesn’t surprise me that he’s all set to make a new Indiana Jones movie where the whip is passed from Harrison to Shia LaBeouf. He told reporters at Cannes, "I have an idea to make Shia the lead character next time and have Harrison come back like Sean Connery did in the last movie." Harrison says he hasn’t heard anything. Well of course he hasn’t, he’s 65. And he forgot his hearing aid.

If you’re planning a trip to Universal Studios, you’ll have a chance to ride with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. The new Simpsons ride opened today centered around Bart’s nemesis Sideshow Bob. The ride features 29 characters from the show all voiced by the original actors.

We’ve been talkin’ about the romance blossoming between John Mayer and Jennifer Anniston for a weeks now and a Hollywood gossip magazing is just now getting around to giving the couple a nickname. Polled readers of US Weekly magazine have picked Johnifer. Second place? Janiston. Though I like the 4th place pick: Anister, though that sounds like a 17th century blacksmith.

Last week I told you about the messy breakup between Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson. Lots of crying and screaming was involved but according to People magazine Kate has moved on to seven-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong. The kicker? This has reportedly been going on for a few weeks. Kate wants a Tour de Lance’s pants.

Actress Hillary Swank has won two Academy Awards but all the gold statues in the world couldn’t save Hillary from an awkward exchange at a Hollywood restaurant. According to the New York Daily News, Hillary was standing by the hostess texting on her phone and a dude came up and asked if she worked there. She politely said no to which the guy replied “You definitely look like you do.” Hillary was actually relieved after she left the café. After being in Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby, Hilary's just grateful she wasn't mistaken for being a man.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have stated in the past they wouldn't get married until gay couples were legally allowed to tie the knot. Well, I don't know if Brad and Angelina have been reading any L.A. papers while in France, but California's Supreme court just legalized gay marriage in that state. Ball's in your court, Brangelina. Game on.

They’ve been dating since January, so it’s about time that engagement rumors for Jessica Biel and STAR Artist Justin Timberlake start popping up. We’ve also heard that Jessica has not been drinking recently, sparking pregnancy predictions. In Hollywood the moment you stop drinking, you’re pregnant. God forbid you don’t want to turn out like Britney or Lindsay.

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