Sunday, September 30, 2007


Hey...have you seen "Knocked Up"? If you have you know by now it's the MUST have DVD of the season. If you haven't then you are probably aching to see it. The Entertainment Buzz is GIVING AWAY copies of the Unrated DVD!!!
Watch this week's episode of EBUZZ to find out what you have to do to win (*hint...if you are reading this then you might already know!).
Good luck...and remember each week to GET BUZZED!!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Table Talk

The Entertainment Buzz taped it's first show of the season last night. I've uploaded the "Table Talk" section of the you can get a taste of what it's all about. While this wasn't our most controversial of Table Talks, it still has the potential to spark some dialogue, so let us know what you think! I had to upload in two parts, so I put them both below. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Miley's pissed...

A video of Miley at the US Weekly Party shows that she didn't take to kindly to the rumors about her alleged pregnancy. According to mom Tish Miley screamed and cried and was severely shaken by the rumors. The person that made it up obviously doesn't know Miley because according to her mother "She has a purity ring".
I mean come on...that automatically means those rumors can't be true (NOT) about using the excuse that Miley IS ONLY 14!!! Can she even have children? It is nice to know that Miley is being brought up right. She claims she is very close to her family...and that is part of the reason she doesn't see herself turning into a Britney anytime soon. It is interesting to note that Brit's little sis Jaimie-Lynn made it to the party. Hopefully the younger Spears has learned from her sister's mistakes.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

re-affirming my love for Gossip Girl

So sometimes Pilots can be deceiving. They promise one thing, and then deliver another. Not "Gossip Girl". After just viewing the second episode I have decided it is the best show I have seen in a LONG time.
It is better than the O.C. plus Laguna Beach plus any other teen drama you can conjure up.
Even book lovers like the show (ask "Gossip Guru", who texted me her support during tonight's show).
This is it folks. If you haven't seen it, get to the and watch it.

ANOTHER celebrity eating disorder, and Hayden and Milo?

In a shocking interview for MTVU's Halfof Brittany Snow becomes another one of the Hollywood's starlets to admit to having had an eating disorder. Snows story is drastic and scary, and reveals another side of the talented young star.
Brittany Snow claimed she first developed her disorder on the set of a soap opera when she was only 12 years old. "It kind of progressed into this thing where I needed to always be dieting and losing weight and more weight,"said Snow.
By the time the young actress turned fifteen, she was stepping on the scale as many as fifteen times a day, "before lunch, after lunch, during lunch...". And the numbers appearing beneath her withering frame were astoundingly low. At the time she weighed only 85 pounds...and to Snow that was 85 pounds too much.
"I knew that was a really low number and I knew that my hair was falling out and I had really weird skin. My face looked really weird and I was getting this fuzz on my face and I was always cold – always to the point of uncontrollably shaking," she says. " "I remember being scared but, I was more scared that 85 lbs. wasn't good enough. I wanted to be lower."
The eating disorder wasn't Snow's only problem. She soon began cutting herself. "I would look at the scars and what I had done to myself and that would convince me not to eat." The actress claimed she was crying out for help, hoping someone would see her and get her the help she needed.
Snow did get that help, at 19 she found herself in rehab being treated for depression and her eating disorder.
Today Snow STILL battles with food...the demons of her past always lurking nearby. She does have advice for individuals going through similar struggles, "It's very important to talk to anybody. Maybe the first step is just to talk to a friend about it." "It's really brave to go talk to somebody, but it's so important."

Snow wasn't the only celebrity to share a life-threatening story with fans. Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and Mary J. Blige also talked about their battles with depression and attempted suicides on the website. To view them go to

And while this story deserves a post of its own, I'm feeling lazy, so I'm tacking it onto here. While Hollywood rumors have been buzzing that Heroes stars Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere are dating...a cast member says not so fast. The fact that he's 30 and she's a18 haven't stopped the rumor mill, so Jayson Kyson Lee has. "The rumor is not true. Let's just end it there."
I'm right there with you. It actually creeps me out (as much as I love Milo) that the two of them would even CONSIDER dating. Ashton and Demi is one thing... But until less than a month ago Hayden wasn't even LEGAL! Besides I predict she will be the next Lindsay Milo my can do much better. Between that rumor and the Miley Cyrus pregnancy scare the Hollywood rumor mills have certainly had their hands full.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Amanda Bynes for best

So the "Gossip Guru" and I went to check out "Sydney White" tonight. I paid five dollars for my ticket and I was tempted to ask for a refund.
As the "Guru" so kindly put it..."Amanda Bynes has about as good a chance as Paul Giamatti (for those of you in Ebuzz last year you get this inside joke) as winning 'best actress' at the Oscars".
Cate Blanchett look out. Bynes has your number. Hopefully she also has the number of a therapist, she is going to need one when the rest of Hollywood finally tells her how bad she sucked in this film.
So I'm being a bit harsh. I actually don't totally despise Amanda Bynes. Granted I loathed the "Amanda Show", couldn't stand "What I Like About You", and cringed at "She's the Man"...but I did like "Hairspray" enough to pay to see it twice!
What I hate the most is that I WANT to like Amanda Bynes. She is one of Hollywood's few good girls, and it seems like she actually works hard for her success. I get all hyped every time she has a new movie out because I think THIS could finally be the one. And then I see it, and I feel like I do right now: disappointed, sick to my stomach, and wishing I could turn back time.

There is some good news. I watched the pilot to "The Big Bang Theory" today. It was awesome. I was laughing so hard I got a stomach ache...which is funny because I laughed that hard at "Sydney White" too, only for different reasons (one of which being the final line "And they all lived Dorkily Ever After").
Right now I am watching the premiere of "Reaper" on the CW. I saw the preview while watching "Gossip Girl" (which I can't wait to see tomorrow night, by the way) and decided to turn it on. The only cast member I recognize is Missy Peregrym ("Stick It", "Heroes", "Life as we Know It"). Apparently she won't be resuming her role as the shape changing freak on Heroes. Sad. I love that show, and I feel it has more potential than this one.
Well sadly I have to resume my real life TIME OUT...sorry a new Neutrogena commercial just popped on with Hayden Panettiere...her line went something like this "People think washing your face is boring...NOT! Bored? Go wash your face!" I just about spit up my water. Kudos on the acting though. I actually believed she was excited about using her facial cleanser.
Ok that's enough of cynical Ebuzzed for tonight.

Even Batman can't save stuntman...and Keifer joins Lindsay, Paris, and the rest of the Hollywood drunks

Even Batman couldn't save a stuntman who lost his life while working on a project for the new Batman film: "The Dark Knight". According to reports the stunt driver was following the Batmobile around a stunt lot when his vehicle ran into a tree. Filming was not taking place at the time of the incident. None of the cast was reportedly involved in the accidnet. Chistopher Nolan's follow up to the successful 2005 Batman Begins, has been shooting in Chicago and is due out for release next year.

24's Keifer Sutherland was feeling left out. Apprently the actor felt Lindsay and Paris have been getting all the press for their run ins with the law, and thus the 40 year old actor decided to drink and drive so he too could join the DUI club.
The actor was arrested early this morning after pulling an illegal U-turn in West L.A. Sutherland's blood alochol level was .08, enough to charge him with driving under the influence. The actor was taken to jail where he was released several hours later after posting 25,000 in bail. Sutherland will appear in court October 16.
Personlly I'd love to see Jack Bauer behind bars. They should just build a celebrity prison. They could take all the money from fines handed out recently and invest in a new facility just for the rich and famous. It could be called "The almost Hilton". The facility could feature a "how to drive while drunk and not get caught" school, seeing as how none of the stars have seemed to figure out that its just not a good idea to drink and dive in the first place. Classes at the jail could include "how to program the number of your personal driver into your cell phone" and "how to say your ABC's backwards". These are all useful life skills for the rich and famous.

Also, why did actor Kevin Spacey have a chat with Hugo Chavez? Seriously what was going on there? I can't envision Spacey as a diplomat...and Chavez isn't exactly a best friend to the US. So besides the obvious topic of conversation (drugs) what else could the American Beauty star have in common with the leader of Venezuela? Spacey was very secretive about the meeting and wouldn't discuss topics of conversation afterwards. Then again, I wouldn't tell people about my drug dealing either if I were him. Maybe I'm being too critical. Maybe Kevin is truly out to help encourage the people of Venezuela to be more receptive to Hollywood and it's products. I mean seriously, Hollywood is in desperate need of more movie goers and greater revenues. Look at Spiderman didn't make ANY money at the box office (sorry I gaged on my own spit while writing that blatent lie).

Monday, September 24, 2007

Testing a "Widget"

p.s. I had no idea what a widget was before like, um, yeah today. So I'm testing it out.

Miley Cyrus pregnant? You have to be kidding me

So Miley Cyrus made the top of the Yahoo! search list again today. I always check the top searches to see if there is anything interesting. I almost skipped her name this time thinking I already knew why people were searching. Whoa, good thing I looked because man was I wrong.
You see I thought the search was about her new episode of Hannah Montana on Friday featuring the Rock (yup the one I interviewed), or about the 20/20 episode featuring Miley and Billy Ray, or even her outrageous ticket sales for her Oct 18 tour.
Instead I discovered people were buzzing about Miley because of a rapid internet rumor that claimed the 14 year old (that's right 14...) is pregnant! Whoever made that claim obviously has a lot of time on their hands and was incredibly bored. Out of all the stars they could have picked they went after the least likely of candidates for pregnancy. First of all, Miley may not even be physically mature enough to bare children. Second, if you read or even heard (it was all over the nightly entertainment news shows) about Miley's family life and strict upbringing, along with the fact that she is single (note: I'm not claiming you can't have one night stands...but for the love of pete, she's 14!).
The rumor started when someone doctored a J-14 (who reads that stuff anyways?) article that talked about Miley's gross habits on the set of her hit Disney show. The habits included farting and poping co-stars zits (ok, it's one thing to do that, but to tell a magazine? That's weird. I didn't need to know that stuff). The article was doctored to say that Miley was expecting and had already gained 7 pounds.
J-14 quickly issued a response saying the allegations were completely false and they had never published such a horrendous lie.
Good thing...I was starting to think they weren't reputable journalist.

Once again, I'm a failure at life

SO my IM soccer game happened to be during the premiere of "Big Bang Theory" tonight. NO problem right? I have a DVD recorder. I can watch it when I'm done. So I spend an hour trying to hook the damn thing up this afternoon. I try ten different blank DVDs...none of which work. SO I finally find an old VHS to use in the tape deck portion. I get it all set up...I'm sweating, cussing, you name it at this point. I left the remote at home so I can't set the timer to the VCR, which means I'm going to have to do it by hand before I leave for my game. SO I say to myself, get ready and just hit the button on your way out the door. So do I hit the fricken button on my way out the door? Hell no! To top it off my roomate is nowhere to be found leaving my VCR all set up and NOT recording. So now I am in the process of finding a place online to watch the preview so I can give you the aforementioned promised review of the show. In the meantime, those of you who weren't blonde idiots and watched it, please leave your thoughts.
By the way, for those of you that were wondering, we totally won our soccer game. I was goalie. I sucked ass. I did have one good save, but beyond that I am really a worthless excuse for an athlete (I should have taken my full ride and played golf.) Then again the boys asked me to be their keeper, so they must have a little faith in me yet.

New Show Alert: Big Bang Theory On CBS TONIGHT

So after watching a number of previews and reading quite a few reviews I've decided to give my nod to "The Big Bang Theory" airing for the first time on CBS tonight at 8:30. I'll give my review after I watch the pilot, but until then I feel it's a safe bet to encourage your viewership...if nothing else you can tell me how bad you thought it sucked.
I'm giving it the early go ahead for the following reasons: 1) It stars the ever-beautiful and incredibly talented Kaley Cuoco---you remember her from a successful run on "8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter". The show also brings back former "Rosanne" cast member Johnny Galecki. 2) The show comes from creator of the hit series "Two and a Half Men"...a very successful and award winning comedy in its own right. 3) While the show may cast a giant stereotype much of the humor is witty and clever, which goes against the the unfortunate trend of over-used cliche ridden humor found in many of today's sitcoms.
So I tell you to watch...and then I beg you to respond after I too post my opinion post-pilot tonight.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Ebuzzed is on her A Game again.

SO once again I beat Yahoo! Entertainment to the punch. I wrote about "Gossip Girl" as a possible hot new fall TV show last night. This morning I go to get on Yahoo! and sure enough...there is an article about "Gossip Girl" and its incredible popularity thus far. Sometimes I'm so good it scares me. By the way, those 1 out of 1000 times make up for the other 999 times I suck at life.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Fall TV preview: Gossip Girl

I never thought the first show I'd preview for this fall's TV lineup would be airing on the CW. But, the youngest of the networks also has the most new material, so I decided to start there. And boy am I glad I did. I was able to watch the pilot episode of "Gossip Girl" and I am quite certain that every Wednesday for the rest of the fall I'll be glued to my TV to see where it goes next.
I was talking to a girl at a party last night and she too had seen the pilot. She was asking everyone if they had seen it because she too, is hooked. And, trust me, it's hard not to be.
"Gossip Girl" is "The Hills" meet "The O.C." meets the best teen drama you've ever seen (p.s. OC creator Josh Schwartz is also responsible for this hit). The show is based on a best selling series of the good news is the material has already been proven to work. The show stars Blake Lively who is best known for her work in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants". She is a beautiful blonde whose on-screen presence captivates audiences. The only other member of the cast you may already know is Penn Badgley. If you don't already know of him you should get to and soon. I predict Penn will be the next Heath Ledger. He was "the other Tucker" in John Tucker must die, and held a lead in the short lived, now defunct WB series "The Bedford Diaries". His charm and rugged good looks will win the girls over. And he is just one of two hot lead males in the show.
The premise is rather simple... Serena (Lively) comes from money and up until this point has lived it up. Her world came crashing down, however, when her 16 year old brother attempted suicide, prompting her to run away to boarding school. Now Serena is back and is having to deal with all the friends and family that she left behind. This includes a crazy love triangle with her best friend and her boyfriend. Badgley's character is the down-to-earth "I'm not from money" character that balances out the social equation.
I'd explain more but you can just watch the pilot episode for free on the website. I just hope all my other reviews are as successful.

Friday, September 21, 2007

This is for you Gossip Guru

So "Sydney White" opens today in theatres everywhere. It stars Amanda Bynes (Hairspray, She's the Man, What I Like About You) and is a modern retelling of the Snow White fairytale. A close Ebuzz friend (that's you Gossip Guru) first brought the film to my attention. I, sadly, have a thing for cheesy chick flicks (past loves include 10 Things I Hate About You, A Cinderella Story, and John Tucker Must Die). I decided to test the waters with this one and went to some sites online to research the film (I don't pay 8 bucks to see complete crap, only partial crap). What I found amused me greatly. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 48% fresh rating. That is about 40% higher than I anticipated. The "Cream of the crop" reviewers had relatively nice things to say...mostly about Bynes performance, but about aspects of the movie in general as well.
Generally you can tell how a movie is going to play out by the coverage it gets in media outlets prior to its release. So, I, like a good entertainment director, went to Youtube and watched some of Amanda's appearances on shows like Leno (seen here), The Early Show, and so on and so forth. Bynes is cute and seems honestly excited about her role in the film. You can tell she is still on cloud 9 from the success of her most recent film "Hairspray". I feel bad because we all know that "Sydney White" is not going to do nearly as well. Then again the intended audiences are much different. So I got to thinking, who, besides me, would watch this stuff? And then I got to thinking even more...when was the last film that came out targeting the teen audience?
Sydney White is based on a college campus and deals with the ever popular Greek system (Michigan students does this ring a bell?). Maybe some other college kids will go out for a good laugh. There hasn't been a major teen flick in some time (at least none noteable enough that I can remember...and trust me I'd remember). This could be more successful than I thought.
My question is...would YOU see a movie like Sydney White? Is there room in Hollywood for more teen/early twenties films or have we moved past that point in our lives? Are teenagers watching more adult films now...making the need for teen centered films irrelevant?
Either way I will probably find myself in the near future forking over the 8 dollars so I can see a movie that probably isn't that great but will make me laugh. Feel free to join me.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Because of Who?

So I've been trying to avoid this topic. I have hoped that it would go away. But yesterday as I was looking at the Yahoo! entertainment section it came up again. So before I get to the preview of this fall's new TV shows (coming this weekend), I'm going to deal with it. Reba and Kelly's duet.
"Because of You" was one of my favorite Kelly Clarkson songs. I remember when the original single debuted. It blew me away. I had already owned the album...but it was like reliving a dream when it finally hit the airwaves. Now over a year after its original debut, Kelly has brought it back...along with, quite possibly her career, by teaming up with a seemingly unlikely source: Reba. I would have never pictured Reba singing this song. Her voice is unique in a way that just is hard to imagine in other outlets (besides country, that is). But I'll admit, when I first saw the episode of "Crossroads" on CMT where the pair teamed up to first sing the song, I was hooked. And that's where I thought the love affair would end. I should have known better. "Crossroads" is where Bon Jovi and Sugarland made their hit single "Who says you can't go Home" a hit. Why didn't I assume that the Reba/Kelly connection would have the same impact on the music world?
Here is why I have been avoiding the topic (I almost posted about Chris...the Britney fanatic instead...that's how desperate I was to avoid it)...I like country, and I like pop, and I like cross-over country, and cross-over pop...but I HATE when country and pop mix in a way that blurs the lines to the point where people who hate country...suddenly call themselves a fan.
Now I'm all for new country lovers. But, as a country fan I find myself defending my tastes 99.9% of the time. All of a sudden, all those naysayers are jumping on the "Because of You" bandwagon. Well, like Jamie Morris said at the Michigan pep rally last week, "If you aren't already on the train, and are just hopping on, GET THE HELL OFF".
Ok, so maybe I'm being a little harsh. It is a great song. And who cares who likes it. Am I wrong to be slightly irritated here? I think I'd have a different attitude if Kelly wasn't involved in this remake. For example, I love Rihanna's "Umbrella". I loved even more, however, Mandy Moore's cover of "Umbrella". I was able to view them as two seperate entities in two seperate genres because Rihanna was in no way involved in the remake. But hearing Kelly's voice in the remake gets me. It's like she is re-selling the song to already loyal fans. It would be like buying a car new...and a few years later giving it a new paint job and trying to sell it new again. It just doesn't work. The people that would have bought it new won't buy it, they may like it, but they won't buy it. And your new crowd of potential buyers aren't really the people you wanted to sell the car to in the first place. Do you get where I'm going here? So I'm running on fumes. But seriously tell me what you think. Afterwards I promise to move soon as I'm done listening to "Becuase of You" again on my Ipod ;)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


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Ebuzz Commercial....

So here is a peek at a commercial from last year. The show has come a long way since then...and our commercials have gotten A LOT better (those of you who have seen our Rocky ad know what I'm talking about). Enjoy!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sopranos win big, but did Gandolfini get snubbed?

The Sopranos took home the Emmy for outstanding drama series. No big surprise there. Grey's fans might disagree...but it was the ending everyone anticipated. The shocker, almost as surprising as the ending to the critically acclaimed series itself, was the fact that its star, James Gandolfini, got beat out for the lead actor in a drama series. I can see if the Emmy went to nominees Hugh Laurie or even Keifer Sutherland...but James Spader? Is Boston Legal really that great of show (yes I know it got nominated for best drama...but so did Heroes---which I love, by the way, but don't think is quite deserving of the award)?
This next winner may not have come as a surprise to some...but there was still a collective ooh and aww from the crowd when "30 Rock" was handed their Emmy. Maybe that's because their competition included Steve Carrell's hit "The Office" and "Entourage" (for which, by the way, Jeremy Piven was given a statue for).
On that same note...the fact that Ricky Gervais beat out Steve Carrell for lead actor in a comedy series is rather disappointing. A Yahoo! public opinion poll showed Carrell as the favorite with 41 percent of the votes. Gervais only had 3% of those votes. So was justice served?
The fan favorite was dissed again when Heroes Masi Osaka lost out to Lost's Terry O'Quinn for best supporting actor. It happened with best supporting actress too, as Jaime Pressley beat out Vanessa Williams.
Best Supporting actress in a drama went to one of the Grey's gang. No surprise there as three of the stars were up for the award. Knocked Up's Katherine Heigl was the big winner.
Helen Mirran can apparently do no wrong as of late. Her award show total was added to with a win for best actress in a miniseries or movie. The fans wanted Debra Messing to win for the Starter Wife...but they should just don't mess with the queen.
Another shocker (maybe the whole show was a I getting too dramatic here?)...came when both Stephen Colbert and John Stewart lost out to Tony Bennet for best performance in a Variety or Music program. I just can't even imagine those three being nominated in the same category. I think all three should have received an Emmy just for good measure. John Stewart would get his revenge, though, as the Daily Show picked up a win.
A personal win came in the form of Kathy Griffin for "My Life on the D-List". I am in love with that show and I think Kathy is hysterical. We are both Catholics that spent time in Chicago...for that I say "you go girl!".
For the complete list of winners and to compare how fans voted you too can check out the Emmy's Yahoo! page. I want to know...did you think someone got snubbed?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Get Ready to Be BUZZED!

My man Russell, continued

So the aforementioned Russell Crowe has been a busy boy. Audiences haven't been able to get enough of his latest film: 3:10 to Yuma and well...can you blame them? Crowe hooks up with another hot celeb right now, Christian Bale for what critics are calling a "fiery performance". Richard Roeper says. "Russell Crowe and Christian Bale are two of the finest actors of their generation, and their talents are put to good use." Crowe plays the charm-boy villian, a role most of his fans are used to him being in in recent years. He apparently flurishes, as the does the rest of the cast in this Western remake. I haven't hit theaters to check it out myself, but I am dying to go. If any of you have seen it...sound off. This could be the season's biggest bang for you buck (sorry I had to go with the Western pun).

Called Out

So someone was kind enough to call me out on one of my posts the other day. I was looking for something to write about and chose the Yahoo! search engine as my inspiration. It was more of a joke than anything...but I admit it is hard to convey sarcasm in writing and thus my words were taken seriously. I thank the individual, though, who called me out on my lack of research before writing the post. I, regrettably, waited until after publishing to research WHY the stars made the list (you can look back and find I published the whys in the next post). What got me is the person's reference to my talk of sports. I feel that many people fail to realize how the two, sports and entertainment, often go hand in hand. Take David Beckham for example. He is a sports icon, and incredible soccer (or futbol if you like) player. He also serves as an entertainment icon. I feel when writing about him or reporting on his role it is important to have a knowledge of both his life in soccer and his life in Hollywood. Also, look at how many professional athletes have dabbled in movies and music. Shaquille O'Neil, Michael Jordan, Murphy Jensen (1994 French Open Doubles Champion), I could go on all day. I hope you understand that my love for sports and sports figures is often extremely useful in my role as an entertainment writer/producer.
To the individual who called me out, and to all other readers, I apologize for my lapse in judgment. I will work harder to find more well-researched topics to share with you. I'll save my sarcasm for the camera, where it is more easily conveyed.
Please continue to comment on my work as it is the only way I have of learning. I want to strive to make this page better and in order to do that will continually need your help. As always, thanks for reading, and thanks for responding.

Russell Crowe responsible for Michigan's win

So I have decided that Russell Crowe's presence at the Michigan vs. Notre Dame football game yesterday was largely responsible for Michigan's dominating win. Why not right? I mean it was Russell's "Cinderella Man" that Lloyd showed to his football team a few years ago sparking a win over a rival team and leading them to a successful season. And Lloyd and Russell are good friends...good enough that Russell invited him and some players to vacation in Australia with him this past summer. Russell knows good football...he is the owner of the South Sydney team (here we call it Rugby, by the way). If you were a player and Russell Crowe was sitting on YOUR team's bench wouldn't you be inspired? I thought so. I know I was. May Russell come to the remainder of our games this season because I truly believe he is the man. If nothing else I enjoyed walking the sidelines so that I could look at him every time I passed. Ahh.
This brings up another point...what has Russell done entertainment wise lately? I am drawing a blank. I can't think of the last time I saw him in a serious role on the big screen. I think he's due.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Something better to talk about

So this is one of those instances that as I was writing my own question, I discovered my answer. Here was my original question: "Why must Entertainment sites make news out of starts doing mundane things like shopping and eating?"
Answer: Because they too, have nothing interesting to write about otherwise.

I wish I had something as catchy and controversial as my previous topic. The response was insane and was truly inspiring. I do wonder we like celebrities more when they are bad and newsworthy? I mean people seem to hate on people like Hilary Duff...would they suddenly like her if she took off her clothes in public (wait, bad example...OF COURSE THEY WOULD)...I mean if she got and DUI or something? Are celebrities more appealing if they're "bad" or if their flaws are exposed to the world? Should we spend so much time obsessing about them? Is it my duty as an entertainment reporter to attempt to spread the positive stories too? I'm stuck. They may not be nearly as exciting...but they are news just the same. So until I come up with something more a celeb DUI...I leave you with this.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Vanessa can't handle Tonight show.

In the wake of her nudity scandal Vanessa Hudgens has decided to cancel her 'Tonight Show' appearance. The excuse reps are using is that it's due to a "scheduling conflict". Come on. There is no conflict. The only problem is that Vanessa doesn't want to have to publicly face the humiliation following her little display. Why not take the opportunity to PUBLICLY apologize to her fans and set the record straight? Is she going to avoid the media forever? I'm personally bummed because I really wanted to see Jay Leno give her hell. Oh well. Ce'st La Vie

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

This is Entertainment

So with people feeling all down about Michigan football lately I've been on the lookout to find something that encorporates Michigan, football, and entertainment in order to raise spirits (especially my own). My searches led me to one of my all time favorite TV shows: 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter. The show is based in Detroit and every episode features some sort of Michigan memorabilia. This particular episode is my all time favorite. Take a quick peek (the first minute gives it away) and you'll understand why. May this cheer up Wolverine nation and show why Michigan is and always will be home of the "Leaders and Best".
p.s. you can find the rest of the episode's worth watching!!!

I figured one out!!!

So people are searching for Kirsten Storms because she got a DUI!!! Yeah!!! Let's all take the time to officially welcome the 23 year old into the realm of Lindsay and Paris. I forgot the General Hospital star still did the voice for an animated Disney character on Kim Possible. Man one more celeb miscue this month and Disney will have hit the TRIFECTA (Vanessa's nudes pics).
This is actually a good story. Officers pulled over Kirsten's mercades after they saw her throw a lit cigarette out the window. Then, and this is good, "Officers noticed "the odor of an alcoholic beverage" coming from the car". If you smell of alcohol you know you've been drinking. Kirsten also got to walk the line as she failed a field sobriety test. She was jailed and released after posting a 5000 bond.
Seriously I want to move to LA and start a Celebrity Designated Driving service. Kind of like "designated Dave" in that Adrien Griener, Melissa Joan Hart, Ali Larter movie (featuring Britney Spears music video I might add) "Drive Me Crazy". By the way, if you haven't seen it and don't understand my pop culture reference I beg you to watch it sometime in the future. It is one of the movies from the late 90's when teen flicks were HUGE and quality gave way to quantity. But still, it will take you back to some good did I mention Adrien was in it?

The stupid questions I ask

How does Yahoo! figure out which topics/people are most searched for and thus deserve to make their list? And if it by sure numbers...what inspires people to suddenly search for those things/celebrities? Why do I suddenly ask these questions you ask? Because in Today's Top Searches on Yahoo! this afternoon I found these: Kirsten Storms, 50 cent, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, and Led Zepplen, and I thought to myself...what a weird mix.
For example, I can see why Miley Cyrus would make the list...she is tween royalty right now...but why Kirsten Storms? The last time I heard her name was when the Disney Channel was viciously promoting another Zenon movie...and I think I was a freshman in high school then. Is she making a comeback? Should I be on the lookout for another horrible Disney channel original?
And why Kelly Clarkson? What has she done recently to deserve the searching attention? Am I missing something?
50 Cent at least I understand...but with 50 should people be searching for Kanye too? As an entertainment director I don't know who I should be following because I want to please the masses and it appears the masses want people who aren't exactly in the news!
Here I pose another question: What celebrities fall under the University blanket? If I fail to talk about Miley Cyrus and her recent success am I being a bad entertainment reporter? She makes it on Access Hollywood almost nightly. But, do college kids care? I used to think not, until recently when I discovered that Hannah Montana has a cult following on college campus'. People may not admit they watch it and/or like it...but they do. And what about people like Kirsten I take the time to comment on her career even if she hasn't done anything of note recently? This is why I should have stayed in sports. Things are far more clear cut. Someone wins, someone loses, and someone is always being accused of doing drugs. The end.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Testing out Video

So I am attempting to make a big step in the technological world by embedding video into the blog. This means that great entertainment videos, clips from The Entertainment Buzz, and lots of fun extras will be making their way here soon. To test this out, and give you a taste of what's to come this season on is our interview with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Is is uncut, unedited, and utterly entertaining.

Leading the way

I would like to quickly point out that the day AFTER I posted about Brit's beat up body and whether or not that was fair...Yahoo! made it one of their entertainment features. Ebuzz kicked their tail on that one. Score: Yahoo! -1000 Ebuzz- at least 1

Monday, September 10, 2007

VMA= Vomiting May Arise

You would have thought Britney would have taken notes from Ashley Simpson. Lip-syncing is not good for the career...ESPECIALLY if your career is already heading down the toilet...and fast.
Britney tried to make her comeback while at the same time boost the ratings for the VMA's last night. Neither happened. In fact things went so poorly MTV has decided it won't air endless reruns of the event like it has in the past.
Let's look at the other reasons the show took a dive. Performers who were kind enough to actually grace us with their talents and NOT lipsync were only given about 30 seconds of air-time due to the seemingly endless stops for commercial breaks. Then there was the whole "private" lounge concept...which screwed up viewers and alienated those in attendance. I was utterly confused as to wear the real party was at and what was really going on back there.
The only reason that I am even writing about this monstrosity is because a column appearing on Yahoo! managed to cross the line, and in turn piss me off. Lyndsey Parker started off dissing Britney like the rest of us...but crossed the line when it came to the actress' appearance.
"a flabby physique that looked like it'd undergone only three minutes of its prescribed 8-Minute Abs routine..."
Now I agree Brit didn't look her best...HOWEVER what are we saying to young audiences when Brit's body is just as important as her dancing/singing ability (or lack thereof). She is by no means "fat". Should her body matter as far as the quality of her performance goes? This bewilders me. No wonder there are so many cases of eating both Hollywood and young women around the nation.
I read somewhere the other day an article about a Hilary Duff performance. The reviewer made a comment about how Hilary is finally stepping up her game. It wasn't talking about her singing or stage presence or the fact that she added a dance routine to her was talking about her body...and how she has finally slimmed down to a "sexy" body worth watching.
So this folks is where I leave the topic for the day. What do you think? Am I wrong in my opinions? Should image matter? Speak up!!!

Friday, September 7, 2007

A High School SCANDAL!!!

I was more than a little excited when I checked my daily on-line entertainment sites this morning and found a High School Musical scandal! Apparently there is a nude photo of Disney princess Vanessa Anne Hudgens circulating around the Internet. Her publicist has even confirmed it's her! My question is now this: Will Disney shrug this off and use it to further promote its phenom, or will they have to can Hudgens for violating their famous Disney code of ethics? Come on, how many Disney stars have done something that risque AND been hired to do another Disney stint? What will these mean too, for all of Vanessa's tweeny bopper fans? Are thousands of little girls going to run around naked now just so they can be like their favorite star?
Maybe I'm exaggerating. I mean Jessica Biel went nude...almost lost her job on the WB's hit family drama "7th Heaven" and then turned her career around and is now one of the most popular females in Hollywood.
How about Lindsay Lohan...she showed her stuff to thousands of screaming girls and guys at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards and as a result became a---well let's not go there. Note: she hasn't been asked back since (granted she's been in rehab...but still).
We'll just have to see how this affects Mrs. Zac Efron's career. I can't wait!!!

A High School SCANDAL!!!

I was more than a little excited when I checked my daily on-line entertainment sites this morning and found a High School Musical scandal! Apparently there is a nude photo of Disney princess Vanessa Anne Hudgens circulating around the Internet. Her publicist has even confirmed it's her! My question is now this: Will Disney shrug this off and use it to further promote its phenom, or will they have to can Hudgens for violating their famous Disney code of ethics? Come on, how many Disney stars have done something that risque AND been hired to do another Disney stint? What will these mean too, for all of Vanessa's tweeny bopper fans? Are thousands of little girls going to run around naked now just so they can be like their favorite star?
Maybe I'm exaggerating. I mean Jessica Biel went nude...almost lost her job on the WB's hit family drama "7th Heaven" and then turned her career around and is now one of the most popular females in Hollywood.
How about Lindsay Lohan...she showed her stuff to thousands of screaming girls and guys at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards and as a result became a---well let's not go there. Note: she hasn't been asked back since (granted she's been in rehab...but still).
We'll just have to see how this affects Mrs. Zac Efron's career. I can't wait!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

I Gotta Whole Lotta Nothin'

The title says it all. J. Lo. getting money from her ex for some tell-all book isn't interesting enough for me to write or rant about (and yet I just did...didn't I?).
So before I go into my rant for the day...I want to thank all of you (any reader out there I may actually have) that went to Festifall today at UofM. Spreading the word about WOLV is important...and for those of you who helped at the booth I thank you.
Ok, now that's settled. Time for my latest rant. By the way, does rant sound bad? Does it make me out to be a big complainer? Maybe I should change my verbage. Really I'm just lazy and rant seems to be an easy way to describe these pathetic excuses for a column. See, I'm getting off track again. Dang me.
So I am about ready to kill Comcast...and believe it or not it ISN'T about the Big Ten Network (although I'm pissed about that too. I'm thinking I should move back into the dorms just so I can get it.) My cable has been royally screwed up since I've moved into my apartment. My internet sometimes works, sometimes doesn't (more often than not it doesn't) and the TV is iffy on whether or not it wants to actually air programming. I've called them so many times their number is now programmed into my speed dial (I wish I were joking). The good news is: Now I can watch TV...the Bad news: for the last week I've been left to fend for myself. Now those of you that know me know that I am a TV/movie junkie. I have to have TV. Mostly because I would much rather watch people pretending to live a life than to actually live out my own pathetic one. That and I like to take notes for the screenplays I write (yes I'm a dork. It's no secret.) So...anyways...the point of all that was to explain why I spent an hour searching my ITunes movie catalogue the other day. Backing up a quick step further...let me just say my new favorite show is "8 Simple Rules". It is based in Detroit and the stars always wear Michigan clothing and there are always Michigan props on the sets. For this reason, and the late John Ritter, David Spade, James Garner, and Kaley Cuoco...I like this show. It is brainless, funny, and right up my ally. I was searching for episodes of that when I came across the Kaley Cuoco, Caroline Rhea movie "Fat Like Me". Now that title was an eye catcher. So I read a review and decided for three dollars I'd give it a shot. Plus I thought the content might hit home.
For a Lifetime original piece of entertainment I would like to say how thoroughly impressed I was. I have watched the ABC news piece on which the movie is based. For those of you with now clue what I'm talking about...a producer at ABC got a high school prom- queen popular skinny chick to wear a fat suit and attend a high school for a day. Kids were incredibly mean to her and the undercover show documented her efforts. The Lifetime movie is based VERY loosely on that project. The movie is very well acted and its content touches on a lot of difficult issues. It was emotional, interesting, and all in all well worth my three dollars. For those of you with cable difficulties...or free time (I don't know maybe I'm the only loser who has it) I suggest taking a look. It originally aired in January of 07. I doubt it will be winning any Oscars (or any awards for that matter) any time soon...but that's not really the point of it. It is a lot like a Hilary Duff or Lindsay Lohan film...only this one has a point and two good actors in it (that's right...I went there).
And, before I forget, I'll be doing a sneak peak of fall programming coming soon (that actually does tie in with all this because the aforementioned Kaley Cuoco has a new show this fall on CBS I'll be previewing) so if there is something you'd like to share, or would like me to look in to please let me know.
Well I need to get back to my mundane life now. I have a history text calling my name (hey I've procrastinated up to this point...aren't you proud of me? I know my mom would be. LOL)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007's the dish

Sorry. That's about all I can say for my recent lack of entertainment news blogging. But, despite having to 'steal' other's internet to write this...I'm back.
Let's start with the topic I've been trying desperately to avoid: Owen Wilson's suicide attempt. I suppose I've been ignoring it because I still can't believe that it happened. I don't know the intimate details of his life...but I have a hard time feeling sorry for a guy who has so much going for him (talent, looks, hot girlfriends). I know he needs help, and for that I'm sorry...but taking your life...that's drastic. For his sake, and the sake of Wedding Crashers fans all over, may he get better and return soon to the big screen.
Now to the most recent entertainment dish. Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams are calling it quits after their 3 year relationship. Despite the fact the two have had children together, they weren't able to reconcile and have "split peacefully". This is bad news for Michelle because, as I recall, she hasn't been in anything noteworthy since Brokeback (Dawson's Creek was too long ago to mention). Ledger still has star power and marketability...I mean look at the guy.
I would like to point out here...more as a sidenote than anything...that I was a Heath Ledger fan BEFORE he became all famous. You see...I was a die hard 10 Things I Hate About You junkie (I think I saw it at least twice in theatres, and I own it on VHS AND DVD). Heath was the man. He has been in some real floppers since that time...but I have faithfully watched practically every one to show my support for the man who stole my heart with his rendition of "You're Just to Good to be True".
So...this is all I could come up with at the present moment. I did a quick scour of the entertainment sites and I am STILL coming across crap from the aftermath of High School Musical 2. I could care less if they do a third. And for the love of God we know already about Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens...we knew about them after the first movie. Is it really necessary to post "new" pictures of the musical couple? Maybe I am just jealous (check that...I'm not...has Zac even reached puberty yet? J/K) . I want to know what you think. Is Zac Efron worth all the excitement? Am I being to synical? Is there something better I should be writing about?
Ooh, I just thought of another good one. Movies with Myspace Accounts. This is a rant. Movie companies are getting cheap and it's ticking me off. An EBUZZ colleague (you know who you are Ms. Gossip Guru) mentioned that I should check out the trailer for the upcoming Amanda Bynes movie, "Sydney White"...thinking it might be something I'd be interested in. So I googled it thinking I'd be directed to the movies website with clips, trailers, pictures, etc. Instead I was taken to a dummy page directing me to visit the movies "official MySpace site". I'm sorry but MySpace sites DON'T COUNT!!! There is nothing there. You can view the trailer...check out all Sydney's "friends" and sign up for stupid prizes and crap...but very little is given in the way of the movie itself. This is not the first movie that has been promoted this way (I feel like John Tucker Must Die is another example) and I feel this is a cop out. I want an official site. I want to be able to learn about the film before I spend money I don't have going to see it. I could care less how many MySpace "friends" think the movie is worthwhile...hell most people just friend movies in hopes that a star will "friend" them back...or write on their wall or whatever. Well people, let me be the barer of bad news: IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!! Sorry. SO there is my rant for the day. Feel free to comment on this also.