Popular action star Mel Gibson has been often faced criticism for the movies that he has produced and it seems that the trend will continue to go on. After facing some violent reactions towards “Passion of the Christ” where he was severely questioned for its basis, he is at it again with his new film “Apocalypto”.
Apparently, Gibson was entertaining questions at the California State University when one professor from the Central American studies, Alicia Estrada questioned the misrepresentation of the Mayan culture from the movie. Gibson traded words with Estrada who was later on escorted out for her supposed misconduct and heckling barbs at the famed Hollywood actor-producer.
If there is one thing that differs from acting and directing, it is that of consistency with the races to which Gibson has been catering to. Known to be one of the hot male actors of his time in such flicks as “Lethal Weapon” and “The Patriot”, Gibson has been always the center of controversy with his film releases.
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Everybody is surely familiar with that straight-forward judge who resort to know dilly dallying and gets straight to the point when it comes to judging on American Idol, the hit TV show followed by the world and benchmark for making similar shows in different regions in the world. While this is not really his nature, getting to the point instead of keeping their hopes up, Simon gets directly to the point and tells the contestants that they are not good in their talent.
Rude as it may seem and negative, Simon is only after informing them not to expect too much from their journey in the hit TV show. Cowell plays no games. If a contestant has promise, he will readily say so without hesitation. From a long list of hopeful candidates, trimming down the list to the potential artists will not be an easy job. He, along with Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, are the judges of the acclaimed TV show which has produced the likes of Kelly Clarkson and Ruben Studdard.
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Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe broke up last year. No word was leaked of the true reasons why. Both actors don’t seem to be grieving though. Both celebrities look like they are moving on just fine.
The actress has revamped her look as part of her new status. Look out, baby, her comes a brand new Reese Witherspoon with a much better sense of style thanks to Nina Ricci designer, Olivier Theyskens. Witherspoon says that she cleaned out her closet, creating on the floor a pile of clothes that she admits were influenced by her various roles and were not at all to her personal taste. Sounds like it was a much needed ‘Queer Eye For the Straight Girl” thing without actually being on the show
If anyone is thinking that this girl is at home, grieving her loss while Phillippe up and does the rounds of the latest Hollywood ladies, they can think again. She has her new beau in Jake Gyllenhaal, who may soon be stepping into a superhero suit soon as either Captain Marvel or as the new Spiderman – replacing Tobey Maguire.
It’s good news for Kid Rock. The prosecutor’s office of Oakland County, Michigan decided not to charge him for assault. The decision not to press charges was made since could not confirm the complaint raised. There were too many conflicting eye witness reports. The photographs and medical report could not substantiate the claims either.
The unnamed woman claimed that Kid Rock had invited her and a friend to his home in Independence Township where he played for them some songs that he was working on. When she had to go, he got angry, verbally abusive and pushed her into a snowbank. This is what she told WDIV-TV in an interview.
The 28 year old woman who claimed that Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, assaulted her outside his Detroit home isn’t going to walk away from this unscathed. The singer did not take kindly to the accusation and will definitely be taking action. Kid Rock’s lawyer has already announced that they will be suing her for filing a false police report. He said they “intend to fully pursue his civil remedies against this person as soon as we determine who she is.”
Britney Spears was once the pop princess. Thanks to her biological clock, marriage, 2 kids and apparently bad taste in habits plus alcohol, Britney’s popularity and once glorious career has taken a sharp nose dive.
Rapper and producer Timbaland wants to help Britney revive her music career. He says, “I feel her pain, it really bothers me. I’m the type of person who tries to save the world. I just want to take her away, go overseas, and work it out”. He has even asked Justin Timberlake if he’d be willing to help out; to which JT replied that he would do so only if Britney were serious about doing it.
He may just be the man to get Britney’s career back on top too. Timbalake has produced many hits for various artists including number one hits for Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado. If the Sexyback producer can indeed help Britney get back in the zone, her fans will really be happy.
In the meantime, Britney Spears is still in rehab. All going well, she’ll hopefully complete the course this time and come out clean and sober and back on track.
The search is on for an additional Pussycat Doll coutesy of the CW network. True to the trend, it has been made into a reality TV show. You don’t get to see a whole bunch of girls auditioning before being narrowed down to 1 “American Idol” style. You get something more like “America’s Next Top Model” complete with melodrama.
Is there really a need for an additional Pussycat Doll? Most wfans would say absolutely not! The current group seems pretty good already. They make great eye candy. They can sing and they can dance. They appeal to both the men and the women. So far the show seems like a soap opera with a catfight (maybe more than 1) brewing in the wings.
The judges of the show include Robin Antin – who formed the band, Ron Fair – chairman of Greffen Records, and L’il Kim. Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, shows up to judge the first round.
India is very much on the map right now, thanks to Elizabeth Hurley’s wedding. Elephants and feasting though aren’t all there is to this land. Just like all the other countries in the world, it has been hit with the dreaded disease HIV or AIDS as it is also commonly known.
Ashley Judd has long been an avid supporter of AIDS foundations. She is a Youth AIDS Global Ambassador She decided to go to India and help increase awareness about the disease, how it is spread or acquired and how it can be prevented. She is representing Population Services International, a non-profit group that is based in Washington.
Her guide during her stay is former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen. During her visit Judd will be meeting with sex workers with Sen acting as her translator since the people mainly speak Bengali. They hope that more women will learn that with a little care, they can prevent or minimize the risk of contracting HIV themselves