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Posted at 8:15 AM ET, 08/10/2009

ABC Wants Paula Abdul; Tom Cruise's Son to Star in 'Red Dawn' Remake

By Liz Kelly

Kristin Stewart wears Rock & Republic's spiked 'Roma' dress to Sunday's Teen Choice Awards. (Getty Images)

Yes, you all got spoiled by last week's stellar guest bloggers, but the party's over. I'm back on the job.

Monday

Headlines: ABC courting Paula Abdul; Victoria Beckham "wooden" in "Idol" judging debut... ABC president slams whiny Katherine Heigl... Wrigley cuts ties with Chris Brown... Miley Cyrus picks up six Teen Choice awards, shows off pole-dancing skills... Kathy Griffin brings Bristol Palin's baby daddy to awards... Cocaine may have contributed to death of TV pitchman Billy Mays... Tom Cruise's son to star in "Red Dawn" remake... Elisabeth Hasselbeck gives birth to third child, son Isaiah Timothy... Daniel Baldwin and wife welcome baby girl... "Sex and the City's" Willie Garson adopts... Tracy Morgan files for divorce... Cheech Marin marries classical pianist.

Pix: Spencer and Heidi Pratt walk "G.I. Joe" red carpet with Heidi's Playboy cover in hand... Jessica Simpson upstaged by weird guy... Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger (aka "Cooger") land in Spain (so they must be dating, right?).

Rumor Mill: "Oliver" star Mark Lester claims to be biological father of Paris Jackson; not so, says Jackson family source... Michael Jackson buried in mausoleum owned by Berry Gordy?... Lindsay Lohan losing her hair?... Olivia Newton John's ex-boyfriend alive and well in Mexico?... Mischa Barton headed for another breakdown?

Say What?
"After we hang up, I'm pushing this on Black Entertainment Network where, trust me, I'll come off blacker than Wayne Brady. Then I do 'Jimmy Fallon.' And then I'll crawl onto a plane and cry." -- Jeremy Piven on his punishing "The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard" press junket.

By Liz Kelly  | August 10, 2009; 8:15 AM ET
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Miley Cyrus pole dancing...well the girl's got to have a post Disney career.


Red Dawn remake? Somewhere Jennifer Grey's career is spinning in its grave.


I heard Dancing with the Stars tried to get MC Skat Cat but he was too busy and they had to settle with Paula.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | August 10, 2009 8:49 AM | Report abuse

The much better name for Cooger would be Branee Zooper.

Posted by: yellojkt | August 10, 2009 8:53 AM | Report abuse

A Red Dawn remake? I am so tired of the remakes of good movies. And, just so you know, I think anything with Swazye is a good movie.

Posted by: supersonic2 | August 10, 2009 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Miley picked up her pole dancing skills at the neighborhood playground jungle gym. It's where all the future skanks get their training.

Posted by: yellojkt | August 10, 2009 9:07 AM | Report abuse

A Red Dawn remake? I am so tired of the remakes of good movies. And, just so you know, I think anything with Swazye is a good movie.

Posted by: supersonic2
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But remaking Road House would just be redundant.

Posted by: yellojkt | August 10, 2009 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Victoria Beckham "wooden" - although, to be fair, when Paula left she took all her prescriptions with her.


"Kathy Griffin brings Bristol Palin's baby daddy to awards... " And you know your fifteen minutes are pretty much up when the snarkers write it up without using your name.


"Tom Cruise's son to star in "Red Dawn" remake..." ... and now we're going to have to come up with a name for the kind of movie that goes straight to DVD and entire production run of DVDs go straight to the landfill without even a stop at Dollar General or Big Lots.


"Daniel Baldwin and wife welcome baby girl..." Baby knows who Uncle Alex is, but gets Daddy confused with Uncle Stephen all the time and has to look him up on IMDb.


"Jessica Simpson upstaged by weird guy..." Although, to be fair, at least the weird guy had some talent.

Posted by: byoolin1 | August 10, 2009 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Piven is right to want to crawl somewhere and cry; he showed up in the Big Brother house last night, for goodness sake! Talk about a career low.

Posted by: BurgBarbL | August 10, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

As much as I hate acknowledging Heincer, they really deserve a "Say What" today. In reference to Heidi's Playboy spread:

"'[The photos are] beautiful art,' Spencer bragged...'Not, like, Picasso art -- real beautiful art, you know what I'm saying?' he went on."

awesome.

Posted by: ishkabibbleA | August 10, 2009 9:30 AM | Report abuse

As much as I hate acknowledging Heincer, they really deserve a "Say What" today. In reference to Heidi's Playboy spread:

"'[The photos are] beautiful art,' Spencer bragged...'Not, like, Picasso art -- real beautiful art, you know what I'm saying?' he went on."

awesome.


Posted by: ishkabibbleA | August 10, 2009 9:30 AM | Report abuse


LOL!!! Their parents must be soo proud.

Posted by: jezebel3 | August 10, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Miley Cyrus Pole Dances. Scheduled to open in Warsaw next month.

Kathy Griffin plcking from "F" list.

Cheech Marin selects from classical "A" list.

Jessica Simpson doesn't look like she's being "upstaged." Propriety prevents me from saying what it looks like she's being.

Good to have you back Liz. Some of us lizards were out of control last week.

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 10, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Liz, welcome back. We were good (for us) last week. Hey, we didn't burn the blog down.

Thank goodness someone is finally dealing with the Heigl Thing.

I looked up classy in the dictionary. Under antonyms was Heincer.

A remake of Red Dawn. Sacrilege. We will defend ourselves. Wolverines!!!!!

Posted by: epjd | August 10, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

I'm not bothered by Miley Cyrus pole dancing so much as Billy Ray walking up to her with a bunch of ones in his hands.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | August 10, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

ep, I think we Lizards might've "cut up" more if Liz had taken a two-week vacation.

Check out the photo of Cheech and his future widow; is he that old, or is she that young?

Lizards might also enjoy Post Sourcette Amy Argetsinger's article this morning on being "famesque" at:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/09/AR2009080902084.html?hpid=artslot

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 10, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Olivia Newton John's ex-boyfriend alive and well in Mexico?

Some quasi-news program (Dateline?) did a story on this several years ago, reporting that Patrick McDermott had been repeatedly spotted in Baja near Cabo San Lucas, although the news crew always seemed to just miss him whenever they had a lead. He'd apparently faked his own death by drowning while on a boat-trip, so he could run out on ONJ after a nine-year relationship, leaving her heart-broken and worried.

A fax recently sent, supposedly on McDermott's behalf, pleads, "Pat has asked that I portray to you his innocence. Pat has committed no crime. Pat simply wishes to be left alone." However, it turns out McDermott had obtained a second passport in his birth-name, and has long owed child support to his ex-wife. Legal Lizards, if I'm not mistaken, aren't those crimes? Or does California have a statute of limitations on either one?

The article proceeds to mention that ONJ finally married again a year ago, "in a secret ceremony on a Peruvian mountaintop dressed in traditional Incan garb last summer," and that "The ceremony was conducted in the ancient language of Quechua."

How about a Lizard contest for guesses as to what the couple was actually vowing at the time, but didn't realize it?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 10, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Nosy, you rock. Yes, Cheech is that old. But not as old as Strom Thurmond the last time he got married.

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 10, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Why thank you, reddragon! I believe Tony Randall took the cake for marrying a young bride when he was a 75-year-old widower while she was 25, then they had two children and he died when the kids were still quite young.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 10, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

byoo,
a "Cruiser," as in cruises right past the theaters and into the trash....

Posted by: memphis1 | August 10, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

WTH is Kristin Stewart wearing?

Posted by: memphis1 | August 10, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

This Mark Lester character is giving Jon Gosselin and Michael Lohan some competition for the title of Bad Dad of the Year.This morning a photo of his daughter was all over the morning news programs. He provided said photo to the media to compare how much she allegedly resembles Paris Jackson.

I feel sorry for both little girls.

Posted by: newengland1 | August 10, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Mark Lester?

Really?

Was there any child star from 1960 on up that Michael Jackson wasn't friends with?

Has anyone heard from Leonard Whiting on the baby daddy issue?

Posted by: wadejg | August 10, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

"Good to have you back Liz. Some of us lizards were out of control last week" Hee hee ... thanks for the giggle, reddragon.

As if the whole stripper culture isn't distasteful enough, now we have a child doing it? Ick Nast.

I don't even know who Spratt/Heincer is, but their shameless self-promotion is beyond tacky.

Faking your own death to get out of a relationship? Wow, talk about cowardly. Whatever happened to a good old-fashioned breakup?

LiLo's hair loss isn't nearly as striking as Angelina Jolie's, but malnutrition and lack of eating seem to be present with both women (and LiLo's stomach is pooching, another sign ... ). The plot thickens ...

Posted by: Californian11 | August 10, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Californian
Faking your own death to get out of a relationship? Wow, talk about cowardly. Whatever happened to a good old-fashioned breakup?

The article mentioned that McDermott had recently withdrawn all his money out of a couple bank accounts, gotten a second passport in his birth name, and was leaving behind a situation where he was in arrears on child-support. So there was more to it than just a break-up. Still, what a rotter.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 10, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Kristen Stewart = Fugly
Kristen Stewart's outfit= Double Fugly

Posted by: Guest1234 | August 10, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

My celebrity sighting for the weekend was bumping into Cheryl Tiegs at the vet's office when I was picking up Tavi. While she doesn't much resemble the woman who famously exited the ocean in a fishnet bathing suit, she looks pretty good for an older gal. And she has a really sweet white labrador. ;-)

Can Heincer get any more revolting?

Just wow on the McDermott story.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | August 10, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

It's nice to see that Elisabeth Hasselbeck recognizes her real talent:

Pumping out units.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | August 10, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Glad to hear that Tavi's home and presumably on the mend. Also nice to know that a celeb has a sweet pet (reflects well on her too).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 10, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Jeremy Piven was on last night's "Big Brother" pimping his new movie with some very unsubtle product placement involved. I used to have such a crush on him thanks to his work on the original version of "Cupid". Now, not so much.

Posted by: LittleRed1 | August 10, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Nosy. Tavi's doing very well, if a bit mortified by having his glorious coat shaved and trimmed all over the place. Zabu spit at him for hours, naturally, between unfamiliar smells and the new haircut. And I'm considerably poorer for three nights in the hospital, surgery and intensive care. But he's come through great. Not a single vet in the hospital has ever seen anything like it. And I hope we never do again!

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | August 10, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for sharing the heartwarming news, sorcerers_cat. We here at CelebriCatology are very happy to hear about Tavi.

A little tip I once heard: put a little butter, or whipped cream or tuna juice or whatever they like on each kitty's paws. They will lick them and then smell the same again. :o)

Posted by: Californian11 | August 10, 2009 7:21 PM | Report abuse

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