June 23, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Legendary comedian George Carlin passed away yesterday of heart failure. George is known the world over for his “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television” which led to a Supreme Court case, which he won. He released 23 comedy albums, appeared on The Tonight Show over 130 times and was inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame in 1994. Check out some of George Carlin’s more well-known bits:

The girlfriend and I caught up on our movie-viewing this weekend. We saw Get Smart on Saturday and Kung Fu Panda on Sunday. Here's how the rest of the country went to the movies this weekend:
1. *Get Smart, $39.2 million
2. Kung Fu Panda, $21.7 million
3. The Incredible Hulk, $21.6 million

4. *The Love Guru, $14 million
5. The Happening, $10 million
6. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, $8.4 million
7. You Don't Mess With the Zohan, $7.2 million
8. Sex and the City, $6.5 million
9. Iron Man, $4 million
10. The Strangers, $1.9 million
* - indicates debut week

The Daytime Emmys got handed out on Saturday. Ellen DeGeneres took home her 4th consecutive Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host beating out Barbara Walters and crew from The View. That’s the 11th consecutive time The View hasn’t won. Rachel Ray won her first major award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show. And even Tyra Banks managed to land a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Informative Talk Show. In her acceptance speech Tyra said, "they said that The Tyra Banks Show would last two weeks and we are entering our fourth season this September.” No, no Tyra you misheard, we just hoped it would only last 2 weeks.

Speaking of Ellen, now that same sex marriages are legal in California, Ellen DeGeneres and Porta De Rossi can send out their save-the-date announcements. She said she and Porta have set a date for their wedding, although she wouldn't specify when or where they plan to tie the knot. Ellen is certainly pumped to get hitched. She said, "it is the dream wedding," although she also admitted planning it is quite stressful.

There's a reason Martha Stewart is a domestic diva. The BBC and several British newspapers report that the United Kingdom will not grant Stewart a visa to visit because of her conviction in America for lying about a stock sale back in 2004. To return the favor, US officials have now denied Boy George a visa, though I don’t quite think that’s a fair trade.

Batman thinks Batman is too serious. Adam West who played the caped crusader on the TV in the 60s thinks from the very small amount of the recent movies he’s seen, Batman is too quote “dark, gothic and sinister” and is quote “full of explosions”. What’s wrong with that?! He went on to say "KAPOW!", "BAM!" and "BIFF!" The newest movie, The Dark Knight starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger, hits theaters on July 18th.

STAR Artist Avril Lavigne is going to release a live DVD in August with footage taken from the tour she’s doing right now called “The Best Damn Tour – Live in Toronto” If you ask Avril, she’ll tell you she thinks this is the best tour she’s ever done. "I have the perfect set list, with the right amount of fast, upbeat songs...I'm definitely putting on my best show so far."

You’ll be able to catch live concert footage of STAR Artist Alicia Keys at LuxuryAwaits.com starting on the 30th. That’s all sponsored by Lexus. If you happened to catch her tour and you happened to drive a Lexus to the tour, you got free parking and VIP passes.

STAR Artist Timbaland held a more lavish wedding ceremony in Aruba yesterday after tying the knot earlier this month in Virginia.

Yet another American Idol finalist has lost a record deal. The beat-boxing Blake Lewis got dropped by Arista after his album sold only 300,000 copies. This isn’t the first American Idol wanna-be that’s been cut from their record label. Katharine McPhee, Taylor Hicks, and Ruben Studdard have all bit the dust as well.

Celine Dion’s cover of AC/DC’s "You Shook Me All Night Long" has been named the worst cover song of all-time. Oh God, it’s so bad.

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