ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
The paparazzo who was involved in a high-speed chase earlier this month while trying to follow Justin Bieber is now officially facing criminal charges and jail time. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office filed four misdemeanor charges against photographer Paul Raef. Raef could be sentenced with up to a year of jail time as well as $3,500 in fines.
In other celebrity motorist news, TMZ reports that Lindsay Lohan has been involved in yet another car accident. Also, the sun rose in the east this morning. This most recent accident was a minor fender bender on Wednesday that resulted from LiLo tapping her Porsche against the bumper of a car that was stopped at a red light.
It's not all bad news for Robert Pattinson this week. The actor is attached to star alongside Guy Pearce in a futuristic western titled The Rover, and the movie was officially given the greenlight yesterday, the same day his longtime girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, publicly apologized for cheating on him.
Both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report were nominated for this year's Emmy awards, and now hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have both extended their contracts for another two years.
Reality star Holly Madison revealed in a recent interview that she's started the process to adopt a baby. Madison is leaving her Peepshow job at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas at the end of this year, giving her time to focus on starting a family. When Madison left Hugh Hefner, the Playboy Mansion, and The Girls Next Door in 2008, it seemed in large part to be due to the fact that Madison wanted a husband and a family, while Hefner did not. Posted 07.26.12 by Mandy
Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Josh Gad, Ana Gasteyer, and Kristen Schaal ... all hilarious comedians, but on May 20th they were performing stories written by kids! No, they aren't in desperate need of new material, they were helping out at the benefit for "Story Pirates," a group that promotes literacy as a vital part of childhood education.
Kristen Schaal from Toy Story 3 is a founding member of "Story Pirates," but The Daily Show host Jon Stewart took the program to the next level when, after attending a "Story Pirates" show in 2008, went on CNN's Larry King Live and talked about it. Now their programs are in over 100 schools around the country. In Stewart's words, “The Story Pirates give kids a love of creative writing and a confidence in that ability that they can't get anywhere else."
Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer calls the group "entrepreneurial for all the right reasons," and Schaal says quite simply, "If you can help people and show them a new point of view, might as well." Community and The Daily Show star John Oliver was invited to a "Story Pirates" show that Schaal was performing in, and he loved it ... since then, "whenever they want me to do something, I'm in." He'll be playing Vanity Smurf in The Smurfs, and jokes that "It's a very complicated role, and I think I'll be providing a bit of darkness to an otherwise deep character...I'm sure it will be weird." And it's been a great year for Josh Gad - he's Tony Award nominated for The Book of Mormon and is starring in the new comedy She Wants Me with Hillary Duff and Charlie Sheen, but the most life-changing event of all - he's a new father, and that's what got him involved with "Story Pirates."
He wants his daughter to have the same opportunities with art that he had growing up, "because without art, I don't think we are what we can be." No word yet on a movie version of The Book of Mormon, but Gad says "if the right number comes up, they'll answer that call." For more information on "Story Pirates" go to http://storypirates.org. Posted 05.21.11 by reelz
Writer/director/producer George Lucas gave the world two of the most thrilling and imaginative franchises in movie history with Star Wars and Indiana Jones. But despite legions of devoted fans and six of the ten highest-grossing sci-fi pictures of all time, he recently told Jon Stewart that he expected his life to turn out much differently than it has.
Lucas appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote his new book, George Lucas's Blockbusting, but spent most of the segment discussing Star Wars. Stewart opened the segment by chiding Lucas about a few plot holes — such as Luke and Leia Skywalker growing up under the nose of the Emperor and the Empire without being detected — and asked Lucas how he feels when fans criticize his work. Lucas commented, "Life is duality," and pointed out that there are now three generations of Star Wars fans who enjoy different parts of the overall mythology, from the original trilogy to the new trilogy to the Clone Wars animated series.
It's a work of fiction. It's a metaphor. It's not real. And, therefore, you can either like it or not like it ... whatever.
A recent rumor has Lucas planning an all-new trilogy, this time in 3-D, and there has been talk of a fifth Indiana Jones movie, but Lucas said that he is "having fun now doing television," referring to Clone Wars, saying that it is "a lot more goofy and fun" than making movies. Posted 01.07.10 by BrentJS