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Jennifer Hudson Stands up Oprah — Behind the Scenes Footage Revealed

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The only show on Oprah’s new network, OWN, that is getting the proper attention, is the behind the scenes footage of Oprah’s CBS show. That makes sense, especially because Oprah works best as an on-air personality, instead of a development executive. I’m not quite sure what she’ll do with this new gem when she goes off the air, but I’m sure she’ll think of something similar. Because I love when celebrity-bad-behavior gets exposed, the Jennifer Hudson drama is my favorite clip so far. In a nutshell, Jennifer Hudson was scheduled to appear on Oprah, and after showing up for the sound check, she flew out that night to perform at a private party. Because of a blizzard, her return flight was delayed. Basically — She stood up the Queen. Oprah and her team were extremely pissed — and rightfully so. You don’t schedule an Oprah appearance and then book a private party just so you can make some extra money in between. It’s risky and unprofessional. Judging from the clips below, she learned her lesson. Click to watch.

Jennifer Hudson Stands up Oprah

Oprah Scolds Jennifer Hudson

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Movie Review: Thor

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I’ve been delaying this movie review for as long as possible, because it’s been hard to process my feelings about the film. When I left the theater, I was convinced I didn’t like the movie. In retrospect, I think my complaints are a bit more specific than an overall dislike.

The movie opens with Odin waging war against the Frost Giants of Jotunheim to prevent them from conquering the nine realms, including Earth. The Asgardians seize their source of power and the Frost Giants attempt to retrieve it just before Thor (Odin’s son) is about to ascend to the throne. When Thor travels to Jotunheim to confront their leader, an all-out war erupts, and Odin is forced to intervene. Because Thor is unapologetic and arrogant about his actions, Odin exiles him to earth, in hopes that he’ll learn his lesson.

Before I continue, I’d like to confess that I ripped that entire plot off from Wikipedia, because I had absolutely no idea what was going on for the first twenty minutes of the film. That’s either because I have a pea-sized brain, or because I was not familiar with the story before entering the film, and it wasn’t properly executed for comic-book novices such as myself. Regardless, that opening scene was simply too long. The real fun of the film begins when Thor is banished to earth, and he becomes a fish out of water.
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Paula Abdul to Judge ‘The X Factor’ — Simon Cowell is a Genius!

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Simon Cowell isn’t just a genius because he can spot talent in the industry, he’s a genius because he can spot talent for his own show too. When Paula Abdul left ‘American Idol,’ Simon Cowell mentally checked out of the show. He knew it was downhill from there, and he therefore gracefully finished out his contract before departing. He also knew that he was sitting on a gold mine. He knew that if he could trounce ‘Pop Idol’ in England with ‘The X Factor,’ he could do the same to ‘American Idol.’ He has a personal investment in killing those shows because he owns ‘The X Factor,’ which means the show’s success puts a lot more money in his pocket. When the stakes are that high, the man better be careful about who he chooses for the show. According to Deadline, he’s chosen Paula Abdul. It’s not official in the press yet because, even though Abdul’s deal is “closed,” she has yet to sign on the dotted line. At this stage in the contract negotiation, it’s fair to say we’ll be seeing her on the show. Despite the media criticism about Paula Abdul, she was an essential component of ‘American Idol’s’ success, and she had great chemistry with Simon Cowell. I therefore give him major props for the choice.

UPDATE: IT’S OFFICIAL!

Saturday

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Ziggy Marley Publishes ‘Marijuanaman’ Comic Book — Worst Idea Ever?

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Have you ever sat in a room with a bunch of stoners and listened to them discuss their ideas about life? It’s almost as enjoyable as pulling my eyelashes out, lash by lash. Ziggy Marley has taken his deep thoughts to a new level, with the launch of his comic book, called Marijuanaman. Though the title speaks for itself, I’d like to quote the summary from Nerd Reactor: “[T]he story . . . is about an alien who is trying to help his home planet as they are in need of THC. He crash lands his bong spaceship on Earth and teams up with some freedom fighters aka potheads. Marijuanaman then goes on a mission to stop the destruction of our planet’s weed from an evil corporation that goes by the name of Pharma-Con. Marijuanaman must battle against Pharma-Con’s henchmen as well as a robotic-biker assassin called Cash Money.” And there you have it. You know what happens when there’s a famous person in your stoner-posse? — His book gets published.

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Celebrity Apprentice Recap: Hope Dworaczyk Tries to Model — And Fails

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If you watch this season’s Celebrity Apprentice, then you know that NeNe Leakes waivers between insanity and brilliance. I just watched Sunday’s episode, and the clip below solidifies NeNe’s comedic timing. To summarize the clip, NeNe assigned Hope Dworaczyk the task of modeling some hair-care products. NeNe likely figured that Hope could pull it off, especially considering Hope models for a living. In fact, she was Playmate of the Year. Apparently, being a model is harder than harder than I thought. Watch below!


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‘Idol’s’ Jacob Lusk Explains ‘Man in the Mirror’ Comment — Still Makes No Sense

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Jacob Lusk was voted off ‘American Idol’ last week, and I have to admit I’m shocked he made it this far. My shock has more to do with his personality than his voice. You might remember Lusk’s controversial comment during his pre-performance interview, when he said that if he got voted off, it won’t be because of his singing ability, but rather, it will be because American “didn’t want to look at themselves in the mirror.” The blogosphere erupted with attacks, and Lusk has finally made a feeble attempt at an explanation. When asked what he meant, he said the comment was about “what was going on in the world,” and wanting people to “look at themselves” and “look at what [they] could do to change the world.” Huh? Perhaps Mr. Lusk can explain what “looking in the mirror” has to do with voting him off because of a bad performance. This melt-down provides a great example of why being a successful singer has more to do with personality than singing ability. If you can’t avoid these type of mess-ups or fix them when they occur, then you don’t belong in the industry. Might I also point out for the millionth time that if Simon Cowell was on that panel when Lusk said that, it would have been addressed and put to bed immediately. Bring back Simon!

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Tabloid Gossip — Celebrity News Week-in-Review

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  • Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller are officially divorced.  Popeater
  • Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon gave birth to twins.  The twins might later kill them for their baby names.  Dawn
  • Lorenzo Lamas got married for the fifth time to a woman almost thirty years younger.  True love? HotMommaGossip
  • Stars of Mtv’s The Hills, Justin Bobby and Holly Montag, are dating. Mtv
  • Rod Stewart’s daughter, Kimberly Stewart, is having a baby with Benicio Del Toro. Huffington Post
  • Emma Roberts and Glee’s Chord Overstreet might be dating.  Celebuzz
  • Paul McCartney is engaged to longtime girlfriend Nancy ShevellOMG!
  • Jennifer Lopez has a huge ass and I’d like to touch it.  PopSugar

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Blake Shelton Not a Homophobe — Just Really Dumb

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Until there’s a middle-man proof-reading celebrity tweets before they hit the web, I imagine we’ll keep seeing PR melt-downs. Blake Shelton, most recently known as a judge on the hit NBC show, The Voice, tweeted that he’s “re-writing [his] fav Shania Twain song,” and his lyrics included, “Any man that tries Touching my behind He’s gonna be a beaten, bleedin’, heaving kind of guy…” The subsequent outrage warranted the standard apology tweet, with Shelton saying, he “seriously apologize[s],” and “it wasn’t meant that way.” He also whined about the twitter-sphere “jumping on everything” he says. How is it possible that Shelton is the victim in this? Though I’m sure he has a gay best friend and therefore isn’t a “homophobe,” perhaps he could take a little responsibility for his stupidity. Is it seriously beyond his comprehension that his tweet was inappropriate? It was not “taken the wrong way,” but rather, it was just wrong in general. Don’t blame us — blame yourself.

Wednesday

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Jesse James Talks to Howard Stern about Sandra Bullock — Makes James Look Good

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Jesse James stopped by Howard Stern today to promote his new book, American Outlaw, and true to form, Howard Stern made me like Jesse James. James shed light on his marriage, saying that he and Bullock were having problems, and their adopted son brought them closer together. Though James hadn’t cheated for 11 months at the time his affairs were revealed, Bullock left him immediately after she learned of his infidelity. He said that most normal marriages might have survived, but Bullock was under media pressure to dump him, and she caved. He also revealed his issues with Bullock’s acting career, saying that he found her naked movie scenes “weird,” especially since she was involved in the production process, and she was hand-picking the hottest actors to co-star with. He said he felt as if he was “in a box” during the course of their relationship, because he was unable to behave the way he normally would, given that he was so concerned about ruining his wife’s image in the press. My only major issue with the interview was at the end, when Howard Stern asked James who was better in bed, and he called it a “no-brainer,” saying that Kat Von D is 100% better. That might be true, but some things are better left unsaid. Damn you Howard Stern for making me like Jesse James again. Stern could make a tub of goo look like a diamond necklace.