I have to admit, I think I might have had something to do with this.
Although they exchanged vows in Bora Bora just two weeks ago, Eddie Murphy and producer Tracey Edmonds have already parted ways. The two, who had been together since the fall of 2006, became engaged July 2007. People magazine is reporting that the relationship’s shocking demise may have been linked to the actor’s treatment of Edmonds following the ceremony. According to an attendee, he at several times was openly rude to his new bride.
Other than the fact that she was once married to Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, I really know nothing about Tracey. But she has always appeared to be a very strong, intelligent woman. So why wasn’t she able to see the slimy writing on the wall? I could have told her this wasn’t going to work out.
Let’s look at the glaring signs. In August ‘05, Eddie and his gorgeous wife of 12 years announced they were divorcing. The couple had been together for a total of 17 years and had five children together. Did I mention the former model is absolutely gorgeous? Around the time his divorce was finalized in April 2006, he had moved on and was dating Melanie Brown. By December of that same year, he was already seeing Tracey and denying that he was the father of any ‘Scary’ child. (And we all know how that one ended.)
After more than a decade together, the Princess Bride and the Bad Boy are calling it quits. Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn - who had been officially married since 1996 - are finally putting an end to something that endured quite a bit of time. Their romance began shortly after Sean’s high-profile marriage to Madonna fell flat in 1989.
The couple - who have two kids together (Hopper Jack, 14, and Dylan Frances, 16) - have acted together in several films including She’s So Lovely and Hurlyburly. Sean also helmed The Crossing Guard and The Pledge; both movies starred Robin Wright Penn and Jack Nicholson.
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The media is currently engaged in a fierce battle, as every single publication seems to be fighting for a single honor: they want to be one to out Queen Latifah. The rumors and gossip started naturally enough, when MediaTakeOut (an Internet site) announced they have exclusive rights to Queen’s story. The New York Post followed with a teaser that a certain ‘big Hollywood actress’ was soon going to come out of the closet and marry her girlfriend of four years.
The rumor is that Latifah and Jeanette Jenkins have been living together for some time and will soon take their love public in a big wedding. Is it true? Is Queen Latifah even homosexual? Queen and Jenkins have been spied together, but that doesn’t mean marriage is imminent. Who will be the first to break the story…if there even is a story?
Right now, it’s all rumor and conjecture, but keep your eyes peeled for more news on Queen Latifah’s potential wedding.
Read More | E! Online
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The Judd Apatow train is bound to hit a roadblock at some point—but for the time being, it’s full steam ahead. Superbad opened impressively with over $30 million this weekend making it the third Apatow-related project in a row to accomplish this feat (the others being Talledega Nights and Knocked Up). This is, of course, not taking into consideration the uber-sleeper hit The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
Meanwhile, there was nothing super about Nicole Kidman’s latest outing. The Invasion, the latest version The Body Snatchers, scared up a dismal $5.9 million (and that’s despite Daniel Craig’s hunky presence). But I predict a much stronger outing for these two later this year with The Golden Compass.
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Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Pirates, Ocean’s, Bourne and now Rush Hour 3. All six three-quels premiered directly at the top of the heap this summer.
Unfortunately, a six-year gap between the second and third Rush installments may have led to what some would consider slightly disappointing receipts. On any other occasion, a $50 weekend would be something to brag about. But considering it pales to the $67.4 million brought in by the 2001 predecessor, it’s only worth a pat on the back.
But really, the Disappointment of the Week honor should really fall on Cuba Gooding Jr. When you’re accepting rejected scripts from the man who played Norbit, you have to wonder where it all went wrong (two words: Chill Factor). Sadly, Daddy Day Camp was originally slated to be a straight-to-video release but somehow tested well enough to be released in theaters. Who knows? Maybe Gooding can pull a Halle and go straight-from-Oscar-to-Razzie.
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Matt Damon may still be vying for People magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ title—but he has one thing that George Clooney and Brad Pitt don’t have: the biggest debut for an August opening ever.
The Bourne Ultimatum‘s $70 million take improved upon the previous Bourne installments and gave Damon his largest weekend to date (and that’s including all three Ocean’s movies).
Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan should be happy that she’s holed up in rehab again—though seeing her movie kicked out of the Top Ten would have probably sent her there anyway. Apparently theatergoers can only handle one movie about Bratz at a time…
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Looks like Homer ain’t gonna be needing a deal on donuts anymore….
With a $74 million opening weekend, The Simpsons Movie debuted higher than most of the animated features released…ever. Only the two Shrek sequels did better. Quite a head-shaking number since we can still see the series for free on television. But viewers from every single Springfield in the US—plus a thousand other cities out there—love the family so much, they were willing to pay for more. Especially when it comes with nudity.
What theatergoers aren’t willing to pay for is more Lindsay Lohan. I Know Who Killed Me placed a dismal 9th, possibly due to lack of promotional work by the star. How ironic that in the end it was Lindsay who was responsible for killing the movie and possibly her career.
Read More | Variety
Sometimes, Robin William’s sort of hyperactive, jittery comedy is funny and entertaining to watch. He’s always one of the highlights of HBO’s Comic Relief, a perfect venue for the comedian that always seems right on the verge of sanity. But these same sort of freaky antics do little to lift License To Wed from its chick-flick status, and some critics say that Williams fails to deliver in the role of a comedic priest. Gee, and here I thought a role as a man of the cloth would be perfect for Williams – what could be more Godlike than talking in funny voices and imitating slightly epileptic fits?
Williams plays nutty parish priest Reverend Frank, apparently Catholic-like as the head of St. Augustine’s. In the film, Reverend Frank turns the Ten Commandments into a game show (seriously, why didn’t Moses think of that?) and uses wiretapping to find out if couples are having premarital sex. The Reverend’s three-week Marriage Preparation Course is the particular delight of the Williams character, which he claims offers an 100% success rate for all soon-to-be-wed couples. Enter Sadie Jones, played by Mandy Moore and her finance Ben Murphy (played by John Krasinski).
Read More | MSNBC
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