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Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Friday, April 11, 2008

"I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash ya got," - Nicolas Cage, "Raising Arizona"

I'll be taking off early today as the sun is shining in Austin, it's about 80 degrees and as soon as I can finish my work, then the weekend is mine. So, let's knock out the hard-hitting stories of the week such as:

Nicolas Cage has accepted a public apology from his “Peggy Sue Got Married” co-star Kathleen Turner, after suing the actress for allegedly making false claims about him in her autobiography, “Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles.”

Turner claimed that Cage was arrested twice while they were filming “Peggy Sue” for drunken driving, and once stole a dog because he liked it.

“He’d come across a Chihuahua he liked and stuck it in his jacket,” she wrote in her book.

Although Turner made amends with Cage, she refused to apologize for her role in "Undercover Blues" and for making everyone uncomfortable during her book tour by claiming she hadn't had sex in years.

A man who says he worked as a bodyguard for Lindsay Lohan has sued the actress and her company, claiming he is owed more than $55,000 in unpaid wages.

David Kim filed a lawsuit Monday in Superior Court, and claimed breach of oral contract and violation of four California labor codes, in addition to fraud and infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit claimed Kim was hired from October 2006 until March 2007 by Lohan, 21, and her agents or employees based on "various oral representations and text messages."

Strangely enough, Lohan paid most of her bodyguards in "Oral representations" versus actual money, so the lawsuit doesn't seem particularly valid to me.

Ashlee Simpson has announced that she's engaged to Pete Wentz, whom she has been romantically linked to since 2006.

"We know there has been a lot of speculation recently about Pete and I, and we wanted our fans to be the first to know, because you guys are the best," Simpson said in the statement. "Yes, we are thrilled to share that we are happily engaged. Thank you for all of your support and well wishes - it means the world to us. We consider this to be a very private matter, but we wanted you to hear it straight from us."

Privately, Joe Simpson wept at losing another daughter to marriage - especially after all the money he poured into plastic surgery.

The life and times of Pamela Anderson, the thrice-married former Playboy model and "Baywatch" star, will be featured in a new documentary-style show on E! television, the network said on Monday.

The show, "Pamela," is set to air on the U.S. cable TV network in the summer months and will "in the style of a uniquely shot documentary film," Randy Barbato, managing director of World of Wonder Productions, said in a statement.

The best documentary on Anderson I ever saw involved Tommy Lee, a boat and a lot of piss-poor grammar.

Rob Lowe and his wife are suing their former nanny, claiming she told secrets and lies about their family.

The complaint filed Monday in a Los Angeles Superior Court asks for at least $1,000,000 in damages and charges Laura Boyce with violating a confidentiality agreement, defamation and infliction of emotional distress on the former "West Wing" star; his wife, Sheryl; and their two sons.

My main question is how much money did Lowe pay his nanny if he truly believes she can afford a million dollars in damages?

Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the "Harry Potter" movies, will make his Broadway debut on Sept. 5, playing the disturbed stable boy in a revival of Peter Shaffer's play, "Equus."

Radcliffe, 18, earned rave reviews for his performance in the London production of the Tony Award-winning play as well as loads of media attention for appearing naked onstage.

I guess you can take the boy away from Harry Potter, but you can't stop him from waving his wand around, eh?

Oscar winning actor Sean Penn and his wife actress Robin Wright Penn have withdrawn their divorce petition filed in December, a court document posted on celebrity Web site showed on Wednesday.

The request to dismiss the divorce, filed one day earlier in Superior Court of California in Marin County north of San Francisco, shows the withdrawal was made "without prejudice."

Apparently, their divorce didn't work out, so they're getting back together.

Let's continue that redemptive note, and end with a stellar image like:

I could use a long walk on the beach, although I might jog a bit if she was sharing the same sand. So, get your heart rate up today, let your hair down and . . . Happy Friday!



  1. The Lindsey Lohan joke was just too easy. Admit it, you didn't even have to think about it for more than a second, did you?

  2. JLee Says:
  3. Great quote from a great movie. Man, I miss the Nicolas Cage of those days! I have to wonder if there were threats involved in the Penn/Wright reunion (if what Madonna says is true) "If I can't have you, no one can, bitch" I could be wrong, but...

    Happy Friday!

  4. Heff Says:
  5. I've always thought Nic Cage is pretty cool. Kathleen Turner, not so much. As far as the show "Pamela", I just hope they stick to the "documentary" format, and steer clear of a "reality" format. God knows, we don't need any more of those.

  6. Native Minnow - Nope. Sometimes this stuff just writes itself. Ha.

    Jlee - Cage was great back then as he was quirky in his projects and his acting within them. I can see the Penn thing as a possiblity. Happy Friday to you.

    Heff - Agreed. Turner has turned truly scary, and her voice scares me even more. I'm right with you on the documentary angle too as I know your feelings about "reality" tv. Ha.

  7. Three pics of Nic Cage, but not one of Kathleen Turner. What's up with that?

    Ashlee Simpson has to love her fans. Anybody who so blindly follows a no-talent, ugly dwarf-like Ashlee Simpson should be praised regularly by the wanna-be starlet.

    So, Americans will finally get to see whether or not Daniel Radcliffe has a hairy potter. I got nothing.

    And breaking news, Robert "Vanilla Ice" Van Winkle has been arrested.

  8. Miss Ash Says:
  9. Why is Harry Potter caressing a horse while naked??? Is this play about beastiality??

    As for Pam, I too saw the boat show shall I say ... it was painful to watch (and not because of this size of his johnson)

    Happy Friday!

  10. WhatIgot - I think you're insulting Cage a bit there, but it's pretty damn funny nonetheless. Thanks for the breaking news as well as I saw the headline on MSN this morning - Vanilla Ice has had anger issues for a long time. And I hate to admit it, but I think Simpson looks OK. There, I said it.

    Miss Ash - I'm not sure what the play is about, but beastality is no puppetry of the penis, eh? Ha. And thanks for the clarification of pain on the Pam/Tommy Lee thing.

  11. nobich Says:
  12. Equus is a play that's been around since the 70's
    disturbed teen blinds horses etc. way to serious for a Friday afternoon
    So.. Happy Friday!!

  13. vivavavoom Says:
  14. kathleen turner looks like a dude in drag!!! what happened. she was so hot in the 80's!!

  15. vivavavoom Says:
  16. ps
    loved Raising Arizona!! although Holly Hunter is kind of intense for me in every movie she does.

  17. Nobich - I didn't realize it had been around so long, but thanks for the update and good sense to leave all the details out on a Friday afternoon. Ha. Have a good one.

    Vivavavoom - I know. Turner turned truly frightening sometime during the last 5 - 8 years or so. And her voice, which was once sexy is no just scary. As for Hunter, she is intense, and that can work well or against her depending on the role (though I thought she was good in 'Arizona.') Happy Friday.

  18. Gypsy Says:
  19. I agree with Vivavoom about Kathleen Turner. She was so hot in the Indiana Jones movies and wasn't she also in a really saucy movie with William Hurt? I haven't checked my facts (I'm lazy like that) but I think it was called Body Heat. Now she's just like a drag queen only not as attractive.

    Not to be picky BDS but have a GOOD look at that last pic. It looks like her head is strangely detached from her body or as if it's just on the wrong body. I haven't eaten yet...maybe I just need some sugar.

  20. I LOVE making fun of Lindsey Lohan.. it's one of my favorite things to do.

    I'm oddly happy the hear that Sean Penn and Robin Wright aren't not (for the moment) getting divorced. I have no idea why.

    I'm late - working too much, so I hope you're happily sucking back beer in the sun as I send this comment.

    Happy Weekend, 2$

  21. Linda Says:
  22. Can't wait for 80 degree weather, still rainy and cold here. None of this celeb news warmed me. Liked the movie quote, Huggies will be back on the scene come October. Yup, first grandchild on the way ... woohoo!!! Happy Friday!

  23. Gypsy - Don't ruin that picture for me. Ha. I looked again (and again), and unless there's more proof then I'm going to believe it's her own head. You're right about "Body Heat" as that was a fine film, and I own it on DVD.

    Anonymous Boxer - I know you're on a deadline, so thanks for stopping by & hopefully you threw out a Lohan crack on your way out. Ha. It's almost too easy with her sometimes. I agree about the Penn thing as well, although i can't articulate why. Finally, I wish I were sucking on a beer versus cough medicine, but I got sick as a dog last night & now the weekend has been altered. Selah. Happy Weekend to you.

    Linda - There wasn't a lot of fun news this week I would admit. I might go see "Smart People" tomorrow if I feel better as I'm ready to get back to the theater. Glad to hear you're excited about the impending Huggies arrival, and let's hope you don't have resort to robbing convenience stores, eh? Happy Friday.

  24. nobich Says:
  25. I saw Kathleen Turner on Broadway in The Graduate w/ Jason Biggs she did ok still sexy although that was years ago. Oh well

  26. Is it me or does Sean Penn get weirder looking as the years go by. He seems to be morphing into someone else and I cant work out who. It's a bit Jack Nicholson, a bit Robert de Niro and a bit someone else. I watched a film with him in it recently - All the Kings Men - and thought that so it's not just that particular photo.

  27. Grace Says:
  28. I love Nicolas Cage. He's by far one of my favorite actors.

    As for Ashlee, I'll agree with you there: I think, since the nose job, she's gotten pretty good looking. Before surgery though, her face annoyed me... that's mean. I'm sorry.

  29. Nobich - How many years ago? I vaguely remember reading about that one, but can't remember how long. She looks a bit scary these days.

    Havingmycake - Maybe De Niro. I think it's possibly the dirty little mustache he's started to sport the past few years. I think Penn is definitely a weird guy, but I still like watching his roles quite a bit.

    Grace - I know. I feel semi-mean as well - but it's true. She looks pretty good now, which is a lesson I don't want to look too deeply into. Ha. I agree about Cage, esepcially his early work.


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