July 31, 2008

Remember this past weekend when Transformers star Shia LaBeouf got into that car accident and had to have emergency hand surgery? Like I told you, he’ll miss a full month of production on the Transformers sequel which can cost up to $200,000 a day. Speaking of Shia, car accidents and money – some loonatics are trying to sell debris from that same sidelining car accident. So far the auction is at 99 cents and ends on Saturday.

As if we don’t get enough of the Tinseltown train wrecks that are Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, now they’ve been thrust into political attack ads. Republican Presidential hopeful John McCain rolled out a new TV commercial comparing Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama to the fallen pop princess and hotel heiress. A rep for Paris told me she was never asked nor gave permission to have her likeness used in the ad and has no further comment. Thank God the ad left out the doctored photo of Obama getting out of a limo with a skirt and no underwear.

40 Year Old Virgin co-stars Steve Carell and Seth Rogen will team up for a new Ghostbusters movie. The original four Ghostbusters, Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, will hand over their "proton packs" to the new guys, for a whole series of new movies.

Never again! That’s what comedian and star of My Life on the D-List Kathy Griffin says about the possibility of more cosmetic surgery. Kathy’s never been shy about going under the knife – she’s had a face lift, eye job and “all that stuff” but she tells me, “What I found was that it didn’t help one bit. It didn’t make me happier or didn’t make me look particularly younger.” ...Should have renamed the show My Life on the Operating Table.

I’m not sure how this was documented but evidently on her way out of a doctor’s office Jennifer Garner was carrying a piece of paper with "March 2nd" circled on it. Does this mean hubby Ben Affleck should prepare for a second wave of diaper duty in 8 months? Or is it just the date she needs to get her cholesterol checked? This story does conflict with past reports that Jennifer is due in 5 months.

I’ve told you Jennifer Aniston is definitely the focus of paparazzi while on tour with boyfriend STAR Artist John Mayer but how is Jennifer fitting into John’s circle of friends? One of his pals tells me Jen fits perfectly with the group of friends, crew and musicians that John has on tour. The same pal also tells me the couple is only “getting closer.”

STAR Artist Timbaland and OneRepublilc have been added to the lineup for this September’s Fashion Rocks event. They join STAR Artists Justin Timberlake Mariah Carey and others. Look for that September 5th on CBS.

So STAR Artist Leona Lewis is just huge right now. She’s got a number one single in “Bleeding Love” and I’m sure her new record has more hits in store for us – she’s obviously a shoo-in for a bunch of Grammy nominations – so when can we expect to see her live? Leona says not anytime soon. "At the moment, people are just getting the feeling for me and what I do musically, so we'll see."

Most women love a man in uniform (yes?) and evidently Katie Holmes is no exception – she just can’t get enough of New York City firefighters. Last November she was sporting a NYFD hat and just yesterday she randomly stopped by a firehouse to pose for pictures. No word on if she worked the pole or not.

STAR Artist Maroon 5 will take a day off their tour with the Counting Crows to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. They’ve got a show in New Orleans in a month and a half and all proceeds will benefit Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation for New Orleans’ Ninth Ward.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor marks the third time we’ve seen Brendan Fraser do a bad impression of Indiana Jones and hopes to top The Dark Knight at the box-office this weekend. These Mummy movies have made serious cash in the past so it could be a true competitor for the number one spot. It opens tomorrow. Swing Vote starring Kevin Costner as an apathetic guy who’s vote determines the next president.

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