Hollywood

IN DEFENSE OF JENNIFER ANISTON

We can understand why Rupert Everett would make those unfavorable comments about Jennifer Aniston. He would prefer to see Hollywood actors paid in accordance with their training and skill as opposed to popularity. Rupert pointed out that Jennifer films flop after flop and remains on the salary A-list. He’s right, but he’s overlooked the years Jennifer spent on “Friends” forging a bond with her fans. It was one of the must successful TV series EVER, and naturally it got her type cast as a cute girl next door. She doesn’t have much choice – these disposable romantic comedies are the roles offered her and she does the best with them that she can. She knows she’s lucky. Don’t hold it against her, Rupert.

HOLLYWOOD HISTORY AUCTION DEFIES THE RECESSION


We’re often amazed at what Hollywood memorabilia sells for and we have a big auction by Profiles in History coming up this month in Beverly Hills just in time for Christmas. If you’re shopping for the person who has everything, he or she might be pleasantly surprised to receive Johnny Depp’s Edward Scissorhands costume which is expected to go for $100 to 200 thousand dollars. For the hard-core collector, the incredibly beautiful original poster for Universal’s 1933 classic “The Invisible Man,” is expected to fetch a cool $200 to 300 thousand dollars. The event takes place December 17 and 18 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.

VINTAGE ELIZABETH TAYLOR AS A CONCERNED MOTHER

Our astute friend Stephen Saban at The Wow Report discovered a treasure trove of old celebrity photographs from sometime around the 50’s and 60’s, and we have never seen this one of Elizabeth Taylor looking concerned about her daughter Liza Todd on the set of some movie. Poor Liza inherited more of her father’s looks (Mike Todd) than her mother’s, but she grew up to be an artist and sculptor and now lives in upstate New York, far from Hollywood.

BRISTOL PALIN PREFERS HOLLYWOOD TO ALASKA

In the not-so-distant past, Levi Johnston (the mouthy father of Bristol Palin’s baby Tripp) was referred to by the Palin family as “Mr Hollywood” because he was scrambling for a show business career. The worm has turned. Encouraged by her reception on “Dancing With The Stars,” Bristol Palin has acquired an agent and not only is SHE going Hollywood, but she had her two year old Tripp sign with her agent also. No more Alaska, she plans to STAY in sunny Los Angeles!

FLO THE PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE GIRL HAS MADE IT BIGTIME

It’s official: Flo, the Progressive Insurance girl, has become a celebrity. Stephanie Courtney, the actress who plays Flo in the commercials, will be gratified to hear that she has a “lookalike” who’s created a stir in front of Mann’s Chinese theater on Hollywood Blvd. The Flo double is the latest addition to the army of lookalikes – from Marilyn Monroe to Batman – who charge tourists $5 for a photo together. Flo, with her familiar headband and apron, reportedly has tourists squealing in recognition.

HOLLYWOOD EMBRACES THE JERSEY SHORE CROWD

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Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

It’s nice to see the Jersey Shore kids out of their element and smack in the middle of Hollywood at Voyeur. Despite complaints about the show from SOME Italian-Americans, the paparazzi – and other clubgoers- greeted them with flashes and open arms. That’s Pauly D (he’s hoping Playgirl will call him for a layout) with The Situation, Snookie, who got punched, and Jenni JWoww. The Situation couldn’t resist flaunting his muscles in a wife-beater even on a chilly night.

ROMAN POLANSKI: TIME TO FACE THE MUSIC

polanski460[1]“Rosemary’s Baby” as much as anyone, but that doesn’t affect our judgment of director Roman Polanski’s rape of a 13 year old girl. Reading the details of the revolting crime simply make it impossible to excuse – even if more than thirty years have passed. The fact that some of his Hollywood friends would choose to support Polanski’s actions is almost as shocking as the illegal act itself. Forgive and forget? Should we forgive Phillip Garrido also because Jaycee didn’t actually “complain” about being kidnapped – and it happened 18 years ago! Maybe if Garrido were a successful Hollywood director, his friends would have petitioned for his freedom too! That same sense of entitlement allowed the Catholic church to get away with abusing children for many years.

Whodunit? Tell us!!

This A List Hollywood star had had public battles with drug abuse. He seems to have put it all behind him and settled into a successful career and happy home life. What his wife doesn’t know is that he has started quietly smoking pot with his teenage son and his son’s buddies. (The scene reminds of Ryan O’Neal’s early indiscretions with his kids.) The actor doesn’t see any harm in it, but friends who know are worried.

Whodunit? Tell us!!