Producer of movie allegedly about Lindsay Lohan denies connection. The film that has been reported to be based about Lindsay Lohan’s life is not about Lindsay Lohan, writer/producer Charles Casillo said. After learning that the troubled starlet’s family is planning a lawsuit over the film “Dogs in Pocketbooks,” Casillo is now saying that it’s never been about the Lindsay. Casillo previously told Page 6 that the film, starring model/heiress Lydia Hearst, will be about a “bratty movie goddess in and out of rehab, in trouble with the law, and hounded by greedy agents, prefatory paparazzi, off-the-wall stalkers and crazed media.” He also cleared that the film is “in no way mean-spirited towards Lindsay. It’s the kind of thing she has spoofed about herself in the past. It’s more of a satire about the crazy people about her.” And as expected, Lindsay’s mom Dina, who has a reputation of threatening lawsuit against anyone she thinks has mentioned her daughter’s name, is thinking of suing the producers of the film for using Lindsay’s likeness without her being compensated. Casillo is now saying that everything is “totally blown out of proportion.” He told our source that the character is a amalgam of troubled young starlets like Lindsay, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, as well as screen icons like Marilyn Monroe and Jean Harlow. “Dogs in Pocketbooks” will film in February.
Actor Tony Curtis, 85, Dies Of Cardiac Arrest. “Some Like It Hot” star Tony Curtis died of cardiopulmonary arrest last Wednesday night in Henderson, Nevada. He was 85. Curtis made 100 movies during his Hollywood career and was an Oscar award nominee for his role as convict-escapee in the 1958 film “The Defiant Ones.” After a three-year stint with the navy followed by acting workshops, Curtis became a contract player at Universal at 24. In 1952, he made his first starring role with “Son of Ali Baba” followed by “Houdini” the next year. His movies from 1956 to 1959 paired him with Hollywood biggies Burt Lancaster, Marilyn Monroe (“Some Like It Hot,” 1959), Cary Grant, Kirk Douglas (“Spartacus”, 1960), Frank Sinatra, Sidney Poitier, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood, and Janet Leigh, his wife for 11 years. After playing as “The Boston Strangler” in 1968, he was relegated to doing feature and TV films, appearing on TV sit-coms, dramatic series and talk shows.
One of the big shocks of the 20th century, was that our nations sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe, claimed she never achieved orgasm by any of her famous lovers (John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, etc.). It wasn’t until shortly before her death (age 36) she told her psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, “Bless you doctor—all the years I had never had one. What wasted years. How can I describe to you, a man, what it feels like to a woman? Think of a light switch with irheostat control. As you begin to turn it on, the bulb begins to get bright, then brighter, and brighter and finally in a blinding flash is fully lit. It is so good…” Yeah, we know Marilyn!
The 82-year-old, whose career spans over 60 years, keeps making films, but is not happy about the current state of the movie industry. She explains, “I have too much energy to stop working and I don’t believe in retirement.” Bacall says making films “means to me mostly…staying alive.” THE BIG SLEEP star blames television for dragging down the standard of films saying, “I think there are still people who really want to do good work. “Unfortunately, in television, sometimes they want to do good work but a lot of the time they’re doing terrible work and I think that has affected moviemaking badly.” She adds, “At the end of every movie, always I’m feeling, Continue reading →
Coroner says Jackson died from lethal dose of propofol. Pop star Michael Jackson died from a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol given in a cocktail of drugs, leading authorities to suspect his doctor of manslaughter, court documents showed on Monday. The “Thriller” singer suffered cardiac arrest and died on June 25 at age 50. Since then, an investigation by state and federal agencies have focused on Conrad Murray, Jackson’s personal doctor who was at his bedside the day he died. Crypt above Continue reading →
Britney Spears is demanding a hotel room which has never been smoked in for her UK visit. The ‘Womanizer’ singer has reportedly made several requests to London’s Dorchester hotel where she will stay in June when her tour comes to England, including humidifiers in every room, Marilyn Monroe DVDs and 100 watt light bulbs. Britney has also asked for fresh flowers which she will arrange herself, celebrity magazines and women’s novels. A source told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “Britney may only be staying in the city for two weeks but she knows exactly what she wants. “She’ll be bringing all her own pillows for ultra comfort and her security will sleep outside her suite every night.” Britney has requested tickets for West End theatre productions, as well as a place to horse ride and a map of running routes around the nearby Hyde Park. She is believed to be planning to charter a plane to fly her to her other UK date which is 200 miles away. The source added: “Britney is also hoping to make a private visit to Kensington Palace. She has decided she will travel by private plane to Manchester – then fly straight back to London.” ‘The Circus Starring Britney Spears’ will appear at London’s O2 arena for eight shows between June 3 and 14. The 27-year-old star is due to perform at the Manchester Evening News arena on June 17 before the tour moves to Ireland and then France.
MADONNA has reportedly moved her new boyfriend into her New York flat. The singer, who has reportedly been dating Jesus Luz since January since she split from husband Guy Ritchie. The 50-year-old introduced Luz to her three children, 12-year-old daughter Lourdes, son Rocco, eight, and adopted tot David Banda, three, last month. A source told the Sunday Mirror: “Jesus has left his old life and his old friends behind. His whole world has turned on its head since he met Madonna. ‘A few months ago he was living at his mum’s place in one of the poorest cities in the world. Now he’s got his feet under the table in a massive mansion block overlooking Central Park. And he’s on the books of the biggest modelling agency in the world. ‘Madonna has changed too. She’s mellowed into a completely different person from the one who was married to Guy Ritchie. She never used to like cooking but now she has really got into it. They laugh a lot and enjoy staying in.’
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Name at birth: Madonna Louise Ciccone
Madonna used a mixture of talent, pulchritude and relentless self-promotion to become one of the most famous recording artists of the 20th century. She released her self-titled first album in 1983 in the guise of a streetwise pop ragamuffin, and over time she kept one step ahead of the game by jumping from persona to persona: dance club queen, balladeer, cowgirl, channeler of the Mysterious East. Her other albums have included Like a Virgin (1984, with the hit single “Material Girl” giving her a new nickname), Ray of Light (1998), Music (2000), American Life (2003), Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005) and Hard Candy (released in 2008, the year she turned 50). She has also acted in over a dozen movies, including Dick Tracy (1990, with Warren Beatty) and A League of Their Own (1992, with Rosie O’Donnell). No stranger to controversy, Madonna has long been a favorite of the tabloids on topics ranging from her racy videos and TV appearances to her sometimes-mystical religious beliefs to her marriages to actor Sean Penn (1985-89) and filmmaker Guy Ritchie (they married in 2000, and announced in 2008 that they would divorce). Her daughter Lourdes was born in October of 1996, fathered by Madonna’s personal trainer, Carlos Leon. In August of 2000 Madonna and Ritchie had a son, Rocco. In October of 2006 they adopted a a motherless 13-month-old child, David Banda, from the African country of Malawi.
Extra credit: Madonna attended the University of Michigan on a dance scholarship… Her daughter Lourdes is named for the site where Bernadette Soubirous saw visions of the Virgin Mary… A fall from a horse in 2005 left the pop star with a broken collarbone and three cracked ribs… The RIAA reported in 2008 that Madonna had sold over 63 million albums in her career.
Madonna appears with Marilyn Monroe in our loop Mole Mania.