Remember one of the big scandals last year… Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders. Kristen and Robert were able to ride out the storm and are still together, but it’s not so great for Rupert. He is now getting divorced. His wife, Liberty Ross, filed the papers last week. They'd been married for 10 years and have a 7-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son. A source says, quote, "Liberty is the kind of person who wouldn't really ever get over it."
Justin Bieber is in trouble again…this time it’s assault…with a nerf gun. A woman in Ottawa filed the police report. Justin was having a Nerf gun fight with his brother and sister at an arena before a concert, when one of the darts hit a female employee at the venue. She flipped out and went to the police, who are apparently taking this seriously. A source says they've interviewed several people at the arena.
Burt Reynolds was hospitalized last week with a bad case of the flu. The symptoms were so severe that he actually ended up in intensive care. But I'm happy to report that Burt should be ok. By Saturday, his condition had improved so much that he was moved from ICU to a regular hospital room.
"Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" made $19 million to come in first over a relatively slow box office weekend. The two other wide-releases bombed. That Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez crime-thriller "Parker" made $7 million in 5th place…and the ensemble comedy "Movie 43" made just $5 million in 7th place.
Ashton Kutcher went the extra mile to prepare for his role as Steve Jobs in the upcoming movie "jOBS". And that included putting his body at risk. Jobs was a fruitarian…meaning his diet consisted ONLY of fruits, nuts and seeds. Ashton followed that diet…and ended up in the hospital days before shooting was supposed to begin. He says, quote, "The fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues. I was like doubled over in pain. My pancreas levels were completely out of whack. It was really terrifying . . . considering everything." (What he means by that is the fact that Jobs died of pancreatic cancer.)
"USA Today" has released a list of The Top 25 Super Bowl Ads of the Past 24 Years. They took the best commercial from each year… and then ranked them. Each year's top ad was determined by their "Ad Meter" system…a "real-time consumer ranking of Super Bowl commercials." The #1 spot went to the McDonald's commercial from 1993, where Michael Jordan and Larry Bird played a crazy game of horse for a Big Mac. The runner-up also starred Michael. It was the Nike commercial from 1992, where Michael played basketball with Bugs Bunny. Coming in 25th, the "worst of the best," was the 2007 Budweiser ad with the crabs that worship the Budweiser cooler. . The rest of the Top 25, with a link to a video and brief write-up, is posted at AdMeter.USAToday.com.
The past few years, some Super Bowl commercials have either been leaked or pre-released online, to increase their exposure…and that trend is continuing this year. The first one out is a GoDaddy.com ad, which is basically a montage of couples from around the world, who are sitting around arguing about registering domain names. It also features a brief cameo by Danica Patrick as a pilot. Danica is actually properly clothed, which is a change of pace for GoDaddy. Last summer, they said they were shifting away from SEXY ads. A rep said, quote, "Now that people know who we are, they should know what we do."
Like never before, Jennifer Aniston has been betrayed. Her hairstylist has ditched her to go work with Kim Kardashian. A source says Jen’s stylist, Chris McMillan, decided that Kim is both a nicer person and a bigger star these days. The insider reveals (quote) “Jen was fuming because she and stylist used to watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians together and mock the family.” Meanwhile, the stylist supposedly brags about escaping Aniston's constant complaints about her "body insecurities and relationship traumas." Considering he’s now dealing with Kim’s dating dramas, you know it had to have been bad with Jen.
The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out last night and the big winner was Argo, which picked up the trophy for Outstanding Ensemble, the SAG’s equivalent of Best Picture. Jennifer Lawrence walked away with Outstanding Female Actress for Silver Linings Playbook, while Daniel Day-Lewis won Outstanding Male Actor for Lincoln. Other movie winners included: Tommy Lee Jones, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Lincoln and Anne Hathaway, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Les Miserables. On the TV side, Modern Family walked away with Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy, with Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin winning Outstanding Female and Male Actor for 30 Rock. Other TV winners included: Julianne Moore, Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie for Game Change, and Kevin Costner, Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie for Hatfields & McCoys.