>Ooh, a showdown between Oscar and the Superbowl!
It seems that organizers of the Academy Awards are debating whether to move the ceremony up to late January or early February starting in 2012. They hope that the earlier date will boost TV ratings by being one of the first award shows of the season.
But something called football may toss a monkeywrench into the plans, because the NFL–whatever that is–is considering adding two more games to its schedule.
Academy President Tom Sherak said:
“It’s not a done deal yet. I think we would like to do it. Progress is being made, but we don’t have it all right just yet. We still are the mother of all awards shows. But in today’s world, everybody wants it now. People don’t want to wait. You need to stay relevant.”
Another snag, besides a bunch of grown men in tight pants….huh?….is that with the earlier airdate, Academy voters may not have enough time to screen the nominees. So, the Academy wants to go all techno on it, and stream the nominated movies online.
What do you think: Oscars or this Football fad?
File this under: Get Your Resume Together:
It seems that one of Britney Spears’ former nanny’s–not for her, for the kids–is suing Britney for $55,142.00, saying she took care of the Federline boys, Jayden James and Sean Preston. way back in 2007, but resigned a month later.
Ferial Zaltash believes she is owed $35,202 in unpaid wages and an additional $19,940 for penalties for unpaid wages and overtime work.
Britney pays her nanny 35K a month?
How do I get that job? I mean, how hard would it be taking care of those two boys? Pork rinds and sprite oughta do it.
And I get $35,000 a month.
I’m getting in line for this one!
20th Century Fox has announced that it is also jumping on the vampire bandwagon, and has won a bidding war to film Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
A book I am reading right now and loving!
Apparently, the studio wanted the movie so bad, they went to great lengths in the pitch meeting to prove it. When the filmmakers arrived on the lot for their meeting, they found signs that read, “Parking for Vampire Hunters Only, Park at your own risk” and discovered bloody footprints in the parking lot and silver bullets in a bowl at the check-in desk.
And it seems that their show paid off and the Fox plans to go into pre-production immediately. They’ve already planned a $69 million dollar budget, snagged Tim Burton to produce and plan for a 2012.
Tim Burton. Abraham Lincoln. Vampires.
Color me thrilled.
And, ALLEGEDLY, Oprah isn’t denying that she and some of her I-OWN-U executives visited Rosie over the summer. Oprah says: “Rosie said, ‘I know you’re here to assess how crazy I am.’ I said, ‘Basically, yes. I’m doing a crazy check. If you have an issue that’s causing a problem, speak to me, woman to woman, so that it doesn’t become a worldwide issue.”
I thought everything about Oprah was worldwide.
Add to that, ALLEGEDLY, oh Demi.
It seems that Brittney Jones, the girl who claims to have been Ashton’s playmate while Grandma Demi was out of town, continues to talk.
And not just about him.
Jones is now talking about Ashton and Demi Moore’s marriage, saying that she loved banging him in their living room was cool because Ashton and Demi an “open marriage policy!”
Oh yes she did!
In a new interview with that bastion of journalistic integrity, Star Magazine, Brittney says Ashton told her that he shared an “open relationship” with Demi and that their hookup was “normal and OK.”
Furthermore, she ALLEGES that Ashton confessed that he and Grandma Demi liked to have “threesomes often” and she believes that the reason that Demi is so upset is because she wasn’t invited to the germ-fest-a-palooza.
Brittney says: “[Ashton] said they share women, but he isn’t supposed to go off and sleep with women on his own. He said Demi had to be there and that Demi likes to pick the girls out. He explained that he and Demi had a deal where they had to share lovers. He felt bad that he had been with me and didn’t share.”
I guess Demi wants her piece of the pie, too.
Such a lovely couple. ALLEGEDLY.
WTF is up with Toni Braxton?
It seems that she has filed for bankruptcy again!
And by again, I mean she already went that route once back in 1998.
Now, she was recently seen out and about having a grand time, partying it up at a Miami Dolphins/New England Patriots game, but maybe she was just drinking away the shame.
See, Toni Braxton filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California, where she states that she’s only worth between $1 million and $10 million dollars, but has ALLEGEDLY up to $50 million in debt.
Allegedly, because she isn’t sure how deep her debt goes.
In court papers, Braxton lists a the creditors to whom she thinks she owes money: AT&T, The Four Seasons Hotels, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, DirecTV, Neiman Marcus, The William Morris Agency, Tiffany & Co., Orkin Pest Control, The IRS, Nevada Power Company, among others. She also said she owes the DMV in both California and Nevada money.
Seriously, someone get her out of those barely-there outfits she loves and get her a fully-there accountant.
Like the rest of the world, Lisa Rinna has finally had it with her lips.
Her, ahem, fake, filled with silicone, lips.
It seems that Lisa Rinna has finally admitted that this past August she went to a plastic surgeon who fired up the Dyson and sucked the silicone from her upper lip.
I’m told the process took several days. I mean, that was a lot of silicone in those lips,.
On the Today Show, doing her I Have My original Lips Tour, Lisa told Meredith Vieira: “My lips started to define who I am. That bothered me… I took a big hit for being honest. It gave everyone online permission to lambaste me. It hurt my feelings.”
And her lips apparently hurt husband Harry Hamlin whenever they kissed, because Rinna described them as “bumpy and lumpy.”
Or, was she talking about her breasts.
No, I kid, it’s her lips, Bumpy and Lumpy.
But in six months they should be back to normal.
Then she’ll do the breasts, Droopy and Saggy.