‘Extra’ heard from ‘Poor Things’ producer Rob Hickman, who says he’s hopeful the film won’t be shelved after reports of financial troubles and expected jail time for Lindsay Lohan. “We continue to be enthusiastic in our belief of ‘Poor Things’, and our sole focus is moving this film into production,” a statement from Hickman read. “We expect to announce details on a start date in the very near future.”
Lindsay Lohan Not In Rehab, Dina Pleads For Privacy
‘Entertaiment Tonight’ has confirmed that Lindsay Lohan is currently in Los Angeles, but is not in rehab, despite reports to the contrary. “I am sick over this. My children, my family, we are like prisoners in our own home because paparazzi is staked outside,” Lindsay’s mother Dina complained to ‘ET’. “Lindsay is in a safe place, and we are trying to strategically work out our next step. We are doing everything in our power in support of Lindsay, and I won’t give up. This is my daughter, and we love her. We are waiting for the press frenzy to die down and leave her alone. And please respect our privacy.”
Lindsay Lohan Bets Pals She’ll Bed David Beckham
The Sun is reporting Lindsay Lohan has bet her socialite pals $50,0000 that she can bed Victoria Beckham’s soccer star hubby David by year’s end. “Lindsay and her pals have been talking about the Beckhams’ arrival non-stop,” a source told Bizarre. “They all reckon David is gorgeous and Lindsay set the challenge to get stuck in. The rich girls all want to meet Becks.” Linds is hoping to make her move when the Spice Girls head out on tour in the winter, though Tuesday’s arrest could mean she’ll be in the slammer when Posh & Co. are on the road.
Lindsay Lohan’s Grandma: She Can Turn It Around
Marilyn Lohan, Lindsay’s paternal grandmother, is speaking out about the 21-year-old’s arrest on DUI and cocaine charges earlier today. “I’m just very upset about the whole thing,” Marilyn tells 24/Sizzler. “She’s such a beautiful girl. We love her and we’re here for her. She can turn it around. With the right guidance and people, she can turn it around.”
The Sunday Times spoke with former *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake about his foray into acting, and his latest film release, ‘Shrek The Third’. “Listen, I don’t aspire to be a movie star – I got enough attention,” he explained. So why act at all, then? “Well, I always wanted to do it [in his teens, he appeared in a TV movie, ‘Model Behavior’], but I never really got the courage,” Timberlake responded. “I thought I wasn’t going to get the opportunity to do it the way I wanted to do it.”
The entire story at timesonline.co.uk has since been removed.
Cameron Diaz, former *NSYNC star Justine Timberlake, and Antonio Banderas attended a ‘Shrek The Third’ press conference in Rome, Italy on Friday (June 15). Timberlake started moaning and pretending to stab himself in the heart when a reporter broke the rules by trying to ask about his romance with Diaz, relating it to their characters in the animated film.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, ‘American Idol’ season five runner-up Katharine McPhee is set to make her feature film debut as the star of the indie dark romantic comedy ‘The Last Caller’. Penned by Michael Albanese, the story is described as a coming-of-age tale about a self-obsessed woman (McPhee) who searches for love, hope and meaning during a few random events with other urban seekers.
The full story at hollywoodreporter.com has since been removed.
‘Access Hollywood’ caught up with Hilary Duff on the set of her new music video for ‘Stranger’. With a bit of the sniffles, Hilary talked about making her new record ‘With Love’, a “scary” crossover as an adult artist, that the album has no references to Nicole Richie since she was done with it before her ex Joel Madden started dating her, and enjoying filming ‘War, Inc.’ in Bulgaria.
The extended interview at accesshollywood.com has since been removed.
AVN reports production has begun on Adam & Eve and X-Play’s upcoming feature, ‘J-Ho: Jenny on the Co**.’ The Jennifer Lopez parody will feature Latina starlet Jasmine Byrne. “I always loved Jennifer Lopez,” Byrne said of her upcoming role, “and this movie is such a fun adventure that I jumped at the chance to do it.” The title is being directed by Will Rider, who also directed Jasmine in a co-starring role for ‘Britney Rears 3’.
Stars Arrive For Tomkat Wedding In Italy
November 17, 2006 – Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Jim Carrey, Jenny McCarthy, Brooke Shields and Jada Pinkett Smith all arrived in Rome for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ wedding in Bracciano, Italy. Watch a video report from CBS News below the cut. Check out pictures from FilmMagic. (more…)
Neil Sean of Sky News reports Pink is being tapped to star in ‘Charlie Angels 3’. “It’s early days, but we know that while the critics hated it, the fans love them girls,” Pink said. “I hope that I get to play my role as a bad girl.”
Hilary Duff checked in with fans on her blog at AOL’s KOL service on Thursday (July 27). “I have soo much to tell you! I missed u guys last week but I’m back to keep you posted,” Duff writes. “I am in Canada doing a brief tour. St John’s was a cool concert. The show sold out in 10 minutes, so we did another one! The fans are awesome. I can’t wait to go back. Halifax and London were fun too and I’m doing Toronto this evening. It is always a good show. I am on my way to Much Music to talk about my new movie ‘Material Girls’ which opens on August 18th. My sister Haylie stars in it with me! Toronto is like a second home to me, I love the people and it reminds me of a cleaner New York. Oh yeah, if you can get to New York to see Hairspray, you should! I am not just saying that because Haylie is in it. The acting, dancing and singing were spectacular! I was in awe. I wish that I had the time to do Broadway! It’s a must see! I’ll see ya next week.” Many fans hoping the film will do well have expressed concern that a trailer still hasn’t been made available less than 1 month from the release date.
‘The Insider’ caught up with Jessica Simpson on the set of her new film ‘Employee of the Month’ in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Shooting a softball scene with co-star Dax Shepard, Simpson admitted, “I’m not a sports girl. I run on a treadmill and that’s about it.”
‘ET’ Visits Jessica Simpson On ‘Employee Of The Month’ Set
March 1, 2006 – ‘Entertainment Tonight’ correspondent Kevin Frazier spoke with Jessica Simpson on the set of her new film ‘Employee of the Month’, and showed the singer/actress her cover shot for W magazine for the first time. Frazier also spoke about avoiding the prying press.
K-Fed Flirting With Jessica Simpson?
February 23, 2006 – Life & Style Weekly reports that when Britney Spears hubby Kevin Federline saw newly single Jessica Simpson at Los Angeles hotspot Privilege recently, the aspiring rapper “made a beeline” towards Nick Lachey’s ex. “She invited him to sit down,” a clubgoer revealed. “There was definitely some chemistry there.” But reps for Simpson and Federline insisted that the pair are just old friends. The mag also reports that Simpson is “disgusted” with Lachey’s bid for spousal support. Jessica told a friend, “He’s doing this just when I was starting to move on with my life. It’s cruel.”
Jessica Simpson Warns Peeps To Behave
February 20, 2006 – As Jessica Simpson left the Hollywood club Privilege at 1:40 AM Sunday, several people in her entourage got aggressive with the cameraman who shot video for TMZ. You can hear Simpson warn one of the guys who eventually left with her, “Freddie, stop it. Stop it. Stop it.” TMZ has since removed the video.
Personal Trainer Keeping Jessica Simpson Company
February 20, 2006 – Now that Jessica Simpson has ended her marriage to Nick Lachey, the singer has been been having personal trainer Mike Alexander stay over at her $5.5 million mansion to keep from feeling lonely. “Growing up in a big, close-knit family, Jessica never really lived alone,” a source explained to OK! magazine. “Although she had her own condo for awhile, basically she went from living with her parents to living with Nick. She loves her new house but hates being alone in it. Enter Mike Alexander. He was more than happy to stay over some nights and keep Jess company.”
ContactMusic.com reports that Hilary Duff is in talks to appear in Heidi Fleiss’ raunchy new film ‘Beverly Hills Tutor’. A spokeswoman for the former Hollywood madam said, “They are in negotiations with Hilary. But it is the very early stages.”