November 6, 2008

While some celebrities are rejoicing over Barack Obama’s win on Election Day, others are feeling disappointed by the passage of a ban on same-sex marriage in California. Ellen DeGeneres married actress Portia De Rossi in August, a few months after the California Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. Yesterday's passage of the state constitutional amendment Proposition 8 negates that decision. Ellen told me she is, "saddened beyond belief," and that she felt like we had taken "a giant step toward equality" with Obama being named president-elect, but the approval of Prop 8 represented, "a giant step away." She had donated $100,000 and filmed an ad to fight the measure.

Barack Obama’s historic election win has unified the cast of The View. Elisabeth Hasselbeck says she will support Obama because, "that is what as an American I believe we should do." When Elisabeth said she felt good about the election process, known Liberal Joy Behar replied, “So are you saying that I was right all along?”

We may not have seen the last of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin but we have definitely seen the last of Tina Fey’s impersonation of her. She tells me, “I have to retire just because I have to do my day job,” referring to her hit, Emmy-winning show 30 Rock. Tina thinks SNL-er Kristin Wiig will make a great Sarah Palin if they need her.

George Clooney has told us over and over and over again that he is not coming back to ER for its final season. So imagine by surprise when Noah Wyle said this, "From what I heard, George said, 'absolutely,' schedule permitting." Clooney's publicist had no comment. We can definitely expect a guest role from Eriq La Salle who played Dr. Benton. I haven't watched ER in like 8 years but I might now that all these classic, amazing characters are coming back for a reunion!

Someone has saved James Bond for a change. Daniel Craig was so desperate for bacon while shooting Quantum of Solace in Italy, it was shipped from England for him. Craig and the crew wanted English breakfasts, so a British company sent them four vanloads of food each day for the three months they were in Italy shooting the flick. Quantum of Solace, the second Craig-starring Bond film, opens November 14th.

Thankfully she still has her day-job. Susan Lucci had to swallow some humble pie last night on Dancing With the Stars as she became the 7th celeb to get the boot. Despite getting the axe, she was gushing afterwards, "I'm so glad I did it; it was a great experience!" Her costars were the ones disappointed. Lance Bass said, "It sucks! She was the one who was so positive, she had the hardest schedule to keep, and I respect everything that she did."

Guys, better start practicing your excuse for why you can't go see the Sex & the City movie sequel, because it's officially in the works. A rep for the movie studio said yes, the cast is in negotiations. Star Kim Cattrall appeared on a television show in England and told the audience the sequel will begin shooting next summer.

STAR Artist Pink has scored a personal best, chart-wise, with her new CD, Funhouse. It debuts on Billboard's album chart at #2 with first-week sales of 180,000 copies. The highest any of her previous albums have ever risen is #6.

American Idol is back! 2 months. Fox is officially bringing Ryan, Simon, Paula, Randy and new judge Kara back to TV for a two-night, 4-hour mega-premiere on January 13th and 14th. I can't wait to watch the 4 of them crush some dreams!... and I guess find a new, amazing superstar.

Some teeny-boppers are confirmed to be playing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeAmerican Idol runner-up David Archuleta and Miley Cyrus.

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