Celebritology 2.0: Midday Mix


Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 12/13/2012

‘Guilt Trip’ promo accidentally touts Golden Globe nod that didn’t happen; Taylor Swift turns 23 today

Lesson: Don’t count your Golden Globe nominations until they happen.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:40 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Midday Mix | Tags:  Awards Season

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 10/07/2010

Larry Hagman wins CitiGroup payday; Bristol Palin's video debut

Three celeb-centric stories on our radar this afternoon... Larry Hagman throws fake dollars during a photocall at June's Monte Carlo television festival in Monaco. (Reuters) 1. Larry Hagman's CitiGroup payday: Larry Hagman, who those of us born before 1975 may remember as the diabolical J.R. Ewing from TV's "Dallas," today won a massive payday from Citigroup Inc. In 2009, Hagman accused the company of "a breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract, fraud by misrepresentation and omission, failure to supervise and violation of federal and state law." A federal panel agreed and awarded the actor "$10 million in punitive damages that Citi must pay to charities selected by Hagman, $1.1 million in compensatory damages and nearly $440,000 in legal fees," according to Reuters. [MSNBC] 2. Bristol Palin's video debut: In addition to clogging her way around a ballroom on "Dancing With the Stars," Bristol Palin -- daughter of erstwhile...

By Liz Kelly  |  03:55 PM ET, 10/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/06/2010

Michael Lohan opening women-only rehab; Amy Winehouse debuts fashion line

Would you trust this man with your mental health? (AP) Three celeb-centric stories on our radar this afternoon ... 1. Michael Lohan opening rehab for women?Lohan -- a former Wall Street trader and two-time jail inmate -- plans to open a rehab facility in Pasadena, Calif. "The rehab will treat only women, not men," Lohan told RadarOnline.com. "I'm working on fine tuning the therapists and doctors but the financing is in place and it's going to be very religiously oriented." We can think of one woman who probably won't check in: daughter Lindsay, who is currently rehabbing at the Betty Ford Clinic. [Radar Online]...

By Liz Kelly  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 09/30/2010

A possible 'Munsters' return; 'Lone Star' goes to late night?; the Oscars, with even less diversity

Three pop culture-related stories on our radar this afternoon, including a possible time slot for the remaining "Lone Star" episodes and a look at a very Caucasian Oscar field: 1. 'The Munsters' is back (maybe): If you harbor sincere affection for both Eddie Munster and the sweetly wacky, defunct series "Pushing Daisies," here's some good news: Bryan Fuller, the man who created "Daises," is currently working on a "Munsters" reboot for NBC. Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly says the series has been described as, "'Modern Family' meets 'True Blood,'” and that Guillermo del Toro may be involved in some way. So just to recap, that would be a merger of the video above, with a little of this: A little of this: And a little of this: Okay, I'm in. [Entertainment Weekly]...

By Jen Chaney  |  01:50 PM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/29/2010

A pair of 'Mad Men' make casting news; 'Star Wars' movies to get 3-D re-release; 'Lone Star' cancelled

Three pop culture-related stories on our radar this afternoon -- scroll down for information on "Lone Star's" cancellation, "Star Wars" in 3D and more: 1. "Mad Men" in the movies: Good news for two of the partners at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Vincent Kartheiser, who plays the often-oily Pete Campbell on "Mad Men," has been cast as the father of Amanda Seyfried in an upcoming, still-unnamed thriller, also starring Justin Timberlake. Yes, the ages of these two actors are pretty close together. According to New York Magazine's Vulture blog, some of the characters don't mature beyond age 25. Which should explain everything, but doesn't really. Also newly cast: Jared Harris, otherwise known as Lane Pryce, who reportedly will play Moriarty in the upcoming "Sherlock Holmes 2." Presumably the role of Holmes's nemesis will not involve Harris's character delaying dinner with a Playboy bunny so he can get knocked around...

By Jen Chaney  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 09/28/2010

A Snooki alcohol-poisoning scare?; admitted Orlando Bloom burglar Alexis Neiers shopping book

Snooki poses for a picture at the Hampton Chic launch Party on Monday in Marina del Rey, Calif. (Getty Images) Three celeb-centric stories on our radar this afternoon ... 1. Snooki scare. Nicole Polizzi, better known to the world as “Jersey Shore” smidget “Snooki,” apparently had an alcohol-related situation (hehe) described by Radar Online as a “near-death” experience. The incident reportedly happened back in May when Polizzi had to be hospitalized after a night of heavy drinking at Miami club Dream, but was kept under wraps until last week's episode aired. The episode did include footage of a seemingly drunk Snooki harassing roommate J-Woww and her boyfriend while they attempted to get it on in the same room. Did I mention that this show is super classy? [RadarOnline] 2. Steal this book! No wait, don't. Apparently, burgling Orlando Bloom’s house and co-starring in the dippiest reality TV show ever...

By Liz Kelly  |  12:20 PM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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