This could be the craziest photo of the year…not just the day: Hugh Grant went to the Castle Inn pub in Dover, England over the weekend. The owner's wife must be a HUGE fan, because she was so excited to get her picture taken with him that she didn't even bother to wait until her baby was finished nursing.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are back together. Selena was nowhere to be seen at the "American Music Awards" Sunday night, but she WAS there. She and Justin left the building together…and then attended an after-party with Justin's mom. "Us Weekly" says they, quote, "held onto each other for much of the night and snuck in a few kisses as well." They left the club at around 2:30 in the morning in a chauffeured limo.
Barbara Walters' annual "Most Fascinating People" special airs December 12th on ABC. But yesterday on "The View", she revealed seven of the 10 honorees for 2012. Here they are . . .
#10.) One Direction
#9.) Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas
#8.) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
#7.) "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James
#6.) "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane
#5.) Ben Affleck
#4.) Hillary Clinton
Ian McKellen had a meltdown on the set while filming the upcoming "Hobbit" movies, because he doesn't enjoy having to act all by himself in front of a green screen, with backgrounds and co-stars being added in later digitally. He says, quote, "Pretending you're with 13 other people when you're on your own, it stretches your technical ability to the absolute limits. I cried, actually. I cried. Then I said out loud, 'This is NOT why I became an actor.' "Unfortunately the microphone was on and the whole studio heard."
The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien…who wrote "The Lord of the Rings" . . . is demanding another $80 MILLION from Warner Brothers for "online slot machines and other digital merchandising."--The estate says, quote, "This exploitation of Tolkien's well-loved work has offended and distressed Tolkien's devoted fans, harming Tolkien's legacy and reputation
The website Tugg.com has put together a list of the Top 8 Feel-Bad Holiday Films. Not all of these are really holiday movies . . . they just take place during the holidays. Here they are . . .
#1.) "Die Hard"
#3.) "Bad Santa"
#4.) "Batman Returns"
#5.) "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
#6.) "Eyes Wide Shut"
#7.) "Lethal Weapon"
#8.) "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"
(--You can read more about these movies and why they made the list here.)
Is a royal baby on the way? Well, that’s the speculation, after a woman who claims to be a close friend of Kate Middleton’s told New Idea magazine that Prince William and Kate plan to make a big announcement next month. Jessica Hay, who went to school with Kate, said the couple plans to share their “wonderful happy news” in December.
There's been some criticism that the "American Idol" judges over the past couple seasons have been TOO NICE to the contestants. But Nicki Minaj could change that. Nicki is worried that she's being TOO HARD on the contestants. She says, quote, "It's hard for me to not say how I really feel. I'm having a hard time [with how honest I am sometimes]. Everyone else is so nice. "I was just thinking back about some things, and thinking 'I wonder if that was not nice.' …As an artist, I've always grown more from the tougher criticism…I'd like to give people that thick skin [to] really give it their all. It IS a competition."
If you thought your last flight was bad…be thankful it wasn't as chaotic as what's apparently happening on Rihanna’s tour plane. The plane… packed with journalists and contest winners…is taking everyone along for Rihanna's 777 Tour, which is hitting seven countries for seven shows in seven days. A video has surfaced online which shows an Australian radio host STREAKING down the aisle on the plane. Meanwhile, one of the journalists onboard sent a report back to Gawker.com, complaining about the conditions. He or she says they don't get enough sleep and food…they don't have regular access to bathrooms. And they're not getting any real access to Rihanna, which is something they expected as part of the special trip. The journalist says the contest-winning fans are already wishing they were back at home.
Taylor Swift and Harry Styles of One Direction have yet to confirm they're dating…but that's not stopping his fans from posting insanely stupid stuff on Twitter. A group calling themselves Directioners hit up Twitter with death threats. One of them Tweeted, quote, "I'll murder Taylor Swift. She will not date my Harry." Another one wrote, quote, "If u dating my harry, I kill u." One fan Tweeted a message directly to Harry that said, quote, "Harry Styles, don't date Taylor Swift. Are you insane? She's gonna write a crazy song about you that'll go number one and you'll die."
Lifetime is doing a reality show about two women who own a lingerie shop…who spend their time driving around fitting women for new bras and other undergarments. Their motto is: Quote, "No bust too big or small. We fit them all!" It's called "Double Divas", and it'll premiere in January.
Jennifer Aniston’s upcoming wedding to Justin Theroux Is starting to look shaky. The New York Post reports that Justin, who moved to LA to be with Jen, is missing life in New York and having a hard time adjusting to LA…a city he “hates.” According to the post, “Justin recently had a meltdown, telling friends how he desperately misses his old lifein Manhattan. New York is his home and he feels like he has to give it up for his relationship and he struggles with it. He loves Jen but really misses his old life and is very conflicted.
The box office results for the Twilight series finale has studio executives scratching their heads. Why did so many dudes pay for tickets? More than one-out-of-every-5 theater seat was taken by a guy (essentially 21%). An executive at Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the popular series, says the explanation goes to the marketing (quote) “The male audience has increased a good bit, and the ratings among males are higher I think in part due to the action in the film.” The ads featured the battle-scene climax— where vampire heads get torn off.
There is going to be a sequel to “Snow White & the Huntsman” and Kristen Stewart is in…but director Rupert Sanders is out. A source close to the project says the script is already written and production starts next year. However, Rupert Sanders definitely won’t be a part of it. He doesn’t want to direct any movie that Kristen’s attached to. He’s still desperately trying to save his marriage.
Kim Kardashian is about to embark on a whirlwind trip to Kuwait and Bahrain. Kim initially agreed to the trip to make appearances at some Millions of Milkshakes shops opening in the two countries. But after her recent Twitter controversy -- centered around the Israel-Palestinian conflict -- Kim is telling friends she's determined to use the trip to educate herself about the political situation in the region. As one source puts it, "Kim wants to be as informed as possible ... so she can use her celebrity to help those in need and raise awareness about important issues in the area." We're told Kim -- who will be under the constant protection of a private security squad -- has already set up meetings in both countries with local leaders.