Saturday, 3 March 2012

Outrageous Celebrity Antics of the Week

It is generally agreed, among men at least, that Angelina Jolie has a multiplicity of body parts worthy of reverence. Go ahead, name one. Awesome. Now, her right leg, which she flaunted temptingly at the Oscars, has its very own monument. A Twitter page. It's called, appropriately enough, “Angie's Right Leg,” and as of Monday afternoon had more than 12,000 followers. Angie's right leg, surprisingly enough, can type. It's a bit of a chatterbox, truth be told.
“I'm a leg!!” it said, for instance, at 8:54 p.m. on Feb. 26. At 11:51 a.m. Monday, it was in more of a philosophical mood. “Left leg and I talked – everything's cool. Next Oscars, she gets the slit.” At the Oscars, Jolie's glamorous black dress featured a split by her right leg. She accentuated it while presenting the award for best adapted screenplay. One of the winners of that category, “The Descendants” co-writer Jim Rash, mocked the pose while accepting his award.
Parlez-vous français? Tres bièn. Perhaps you caught it then. When Jean Dujardin accepted his Academy Award for Best Actor on Sunday night, for the lead role in “The Artist,” he broke into his native tongue and dropped what is often considered the French equivalent of the F-bomb. Censors didn't catch it. Even Dujardin didn't seem immediately aware of what had happened. E! News, tipped off to the gaffe, asked Dujardin afterward what he had said. “I said it's amazing, it's incredible …” he began, then conferred with his translator. Dujardin paused and then said, smiling: “Uh, yeah. I'm sorry.” Still, the word wasn't actually the F-bomb, nor is it considered as taboo in French. Le Figaro reported that French newspapers carried Dujardin's remarks in full. The word he used means “prostitute.” Still, his mother wasn't happy he said it. “I don't like, I don't like (that) he said (it),” she told Access Hollywood, but she was laughing.
The spies at TMZ caught Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver shopping for furniture together. The website surmised that it was yet another sign that the couple are reconciling. The estranged couple had a lunch date in Santa Monica on Tuesday, not unusual in itself. But afterwards, they strolled to a nearby furniture store and looked over the merchandise. According to math on the worldwide web, lunch plus furniture shopping equals five. The couple is currently living apart. TMZ has been reporting that Shriver is “conflicted” about the pending divorce, on religious grounds. Sources tell the site that she has flip-flopped about the divorce many times.
Whether you like him or not – we happen to think he's pretty funny, but whatever – everyone can agree that Bill Maher has a big mouth. His mother probably thinks so. Well, now he's putting big money where it (his mouth) is. Maher pledged $1 million Thursday night to a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama. The political satirist announced it during a Yahoo-webcast special, “CrazyStupidPolitics.” He said he was giving the money to Priorities USA Action, a super political action committee backing the president. Even as he made his sizeable pledge, Maher mocked the committee's “tongue-twister name,” joking that it was dreamed up by Borat, the English-addled comic creation of Sacha Baron Cohen. A cynic on politics who often takes liberal stands on issues on his HBO talk show “Real Time,” Maher joins Dreamworks Animation executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and the Service Employees International Union as the committee's top funders. Katzenberg gave the group $2 million, and the union donated $1 million. Priorities USA Action officials were not immediately available for comment. Maher is available anytime.
Snooki is pregnant, various online sites reported. The news appeared to begin with Page Six, then spread quickly. “The universe's collective IQ should prepare to drop a few points,” Page Six said of the prospective Snookums. The site said that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is carrying the child of her boyfriend, fellow “Jersey Shore” star Jionni LaValle. She had previously denied that she was pregnant, Page Six saying she was brokering a deal to announce the news. But TMZ reports sources said that Snooki lied about the pregnancy because she didn't want to jinx it before the magical three-month mark. The website reported late Wednesday afternoon that an official announcement of a Snooki bun in the oven was now “expected at any moment.
Actress Sean Young got into a fight with a security guard at a post-Oscars party Sunday night and was promptly arrested. Young, who starred in “Blade Runner” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” was placed under citizen's arrest after the scuffle, police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. “She was trying to get into the party and couldn't get in,” he said. Young was booked at the Hollywood police station on charges of alleged misdemeanor battery. She was released early Monday when she posted $20,000 bail. TMZ reports that Young was standing near the entrance of the Governors Ball, snapping photos with friends. When security realized she didn't have a ticket, they asked the actress to leave. The website says that Young allegedly slapped one of the guards. An Associated Press business executive witnessed Young being taken into custody. Tom Januszewski said a guard placed his forearm on Young's neck and head while other guards put her in handcuffs. “It happened incredibly fast,” he said. “I thought it was incredibly well-handled.” The actress tried to crash the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2006. She entered rehabilitation for alcohol abuse in 2008 after she was removed from the Directors Guild of America awards.
Charlie Sheen will be back on the air with a weekly sitcom beginning June 28, be warned. The FX channel announced Tuesday that his new sitcom, “Anger Management,” will air its first two episodes that night. The show is loosely based on a 2003 movie of the same name about a non-traditional therapist. FX has ordered 10 episodes of “Management” for the first season. It marks Sheen's return to weekly TV after getting canned from “Two and a Half Men” last year for sundry shenanigans.

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