Sunday, December 30, 2007

Entertainment Abroad

I thought that I was going to take a relaxing vacation over break that would allow me to leave behind Hollywood and my role as Entertainment Director. While my stay in Huatulco, Mexico was certainly wasn't entertainment free.
My resort was home to more than one celebrity on vacation. I was fortunate enough to hang out with Zach Levi, star of NBC's Chuck, and Joel Moore, one of the stars of "Dodgeball" and "Grandma's Boy".
This encounter wasn't just a "view from afar". Trust me most views from afar don't get a close up of a celebrity's ass (Zach mooned my friend Taylor and I more than once). And, a view from afar doesn't include playing "find the stick" (get your minds out of the's a pool game!)
I was really impressed with how nice these guys were. They weren't celebrities (even though when I went back to my room at night I frequently saw Zach on TV), they were just a couple of guys looking to have a good time.
I played two truths and lie with Zach...I'll give you his and let you try to pick out the lie. For the record, I guessed it on the first try ;)

1.) He drives a Mercedes
2.) He has gone sky-diving with Paris Hilton
3.) He is allergic to hay

For the answer reply to this post and I'll put up Zach's lie!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The apple doesn't far fall from the tree after all

JAMIE LYNN SPEARS IS PREGNANT!!! Holy crap. So we all know that Britney is a screw up. You'd have thought that her 16 year old little sister, Jamie Lynn, would have learned from her mistakes. Apparently NOT. The star of the Nickelodeon series "Zoey 101" has confirmed to "OK Magazine" that she is, indeed pregnant. Spears said that she informed her mother over Thanksgiving and that the father is her boyfriend.
This whole situation just boggles my mind. I thought she had so much potential. She seemed so against all the things Britney was getting in trouble for. And, seriously, we are living in an age where there is absolutely NO excuse for not using contraception. I know it isn't 100 percent effective. BUT, combine birth control with a condom and you've got yourself a pretty solid line of defense. To think that Jamie Lynn could throw away any potential for a future career, and jeopardize the role she already has (yeah Nickelodeon, try explaining this one to the parents of the tweens that watch her show)because she failed to have safe sex is truly incredible. I hope it was worth it.
Good news though. The CW just announced they will be filming a real life Gilmore Girls style reality series based on Jamie Lynn and her child. It will just be the red-neck version. I really think it could go places.
In other good news, Jamie Lynn won't have to worry about staying sober during her pregnancy considering how she is still FIVE years away from even being able to BUY alcohol.
I'm thinking the Spears family gene pool could use a good shock of chlorine right about

Monday, December 17, 2007

It IS the holiday season...SO LET'S GIVE SOME STUFF AWAY!!!

Alright loyal the spirit of the holiday season I am giving away some great entertainment prizes. You want to win the "Balls of Fury" or "American Pie: Beta House" DVDs, a Bourne Supremacy key chain, and some killer shot glasses? I thought you might. All you have to do to win is respond to this post with your name and email. The best part is, I'll be delivering the goods whether you've been NAUGHTY or NICE ;)

While you're at it...I want some ideas for new year's resolutions. What can Ebuzz do to better your entertainment experience? What are we lacking in the show and/or blog that you think should be part of our new year's campaign for a more entertaining 'U'?
Don't be shy!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Now THIS is entertainment...

In the midst of the writer's strike, and the fact that it's past one in the morning, I was contemplating watching reruns to put me to sleep, when the sounds of child-like screaming aroused me from my almost slumber. Thanks to a deep-rooted tradition fire alarms at the nearby dorms forced students out into the chilly night for the annual snow ball fight. I, from the comfort of my heated apartment, sat watching and listening to the truly entertaining display. Who needs television when you have freshman and athletes hauling snow at each other? Take that WGA. Take that.

A note, since I've started writing, the DPS is now involved. Kids are wrestling in the parking lot. There is still much yelling, large amounts of snow are being tossed across the street, and I'm pretty sure some girl just face-planted while trying to dodge a potential blow. If only I were out there documenting this effort I'd have something a visual to accompany my stunning editorial skills. As it is cold, I'm too lazy to go get a camera, and being plastered with a snow ball doesn't seem like a great way to end my day, this will just have to suffice.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Happy Holidays!

As it is the season for giving..."The Entertainment Buzz" has a gift for you. Get in the holiday spirit and feel free to sing along ;)

Jessica Alba is Knocked Up!

Reports have confirmed that super-hot Hollywood sensation Jessica Alba is pregnant. Alba and beau Cash Warren are expecting their first child sometime this summer. Alba is still slated to star in a number of upcoming films, including: "The Eye" and "The Love Guru".
Is it just me or is there something in the water in Hollywood right now?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Top Holiday Movies!

Hey all you Ebuzzers. If you have already checked out the holiday edition of "The Entertainment Buzz" then you already know we featured some of the all time greatest Holiday films to help get you in the spirit.
I want to hear what movies make your list! Below are my personal top ten and a brief reason why. Come on now, don't be shy, I know you are a closet "Miracle" fan ;) So share the wealth! It is the season of giving.

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
-I'm talking the original. Granted I love the Jim Carrey edition, but I grew up with the cartoon and I am all about tradition.

2. A Christmas Story.
- "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" Need I say more?

3. Home Alone
- I think I had a minor celebrity crush on Makuley Caulkin (sorry about the spelling, I'm too lazy to look it up).

4. The Family Stone
- This isn't so much a classic, but it's certainly a new favorite. The cast blew me away. How can you go wrong with the likes of Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Luke Wilson, Claire Daines, and Craig T. Nelson? You can't.

5. A Christmas Carol
-I always had a soft spot of Ebenezar Scrooge, especially when he was a muppet.

6. I'll Be Home for Christmas
- Ok so this one didn't win any awards for being a cinematic masterpiece. The fact that it's stars include Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Adam Lavorgnia, and Jessica Biel say a lot about it's quality as a film. But, I watched this with my friends on my 16th birthday (which is basically like having a Christmas party considering how close my birthday is to Christmas), and it has given me good memories ever since. And, for the record, I like this movie BEFORE Jessica Biel became a mega-star.

7. Santa Claus
- Tim Allen isn't just a comedic genius, he is a comedic genius from the State of Michigan...which automatically makes him a winner in my book. Seeing him in the fat suit was the icing on the cake for me.

8. Christmas with the Kranks
- Again not a classic. And honestly I didn't pick another Tim Allen movie on purpose. To be honest I am not even that big a fan of the film, but I LOVE the book that the movie is based on. John Grisham wrote it and the message has, on more than one occasion, hit a little too close to home.

9. What a Wonderful Life
- Get over the fact that it's in Black and White. This is Christmas at its finest. The only reason it is so low on my list is because I kind of forgot about it when I was talking about one and two. I could cut and past but you get the point.

10. The Polar Express
- Chris Van Alsburg (A Michigan man, might I add) won me over as a child with his book. I cried every time I read it as a child. I can honestly say I cried watching the movie too. Tom Hanks was incredible in this Robert Zemekis film. For me, this is what the holidays is all about.

(11.) Cheaper By the Dozen
- I didn't know where to add this film. It came out I think on Christmas day, and it has a holiday scene, so I'm considering it a holiday film. Again the ensemble cast does it for me. Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling, Hilary Duff, and Ashton Kutcher. This is a feel good film that is good for any time of the year.

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What is...a Heart Attack?

I'll take medical conditions that will send a celebrity to the hospital for 100 please.

This cardiac condition was the reason for my recent hospital stay.

What is...a minor heart attack, Alex?

Ding, Ding, Ding, we have a winner. Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek has suffered a minor heart attack and has been hospitalized. The 67 year old television host was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical center where he was treated on Tuesday. He was expected to remain a couple of days for testing and observations.

In the middle of a writers strike, this could not have come at a worse time for TV executives. Jeopardy! has been one of the top rated syndicated TV programs for more than 20 years. The two-time Emmy award winner will be back, says a rep, and taping of Jeopardy will resume.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

An Award for What?

The Grammy nominations have come out. Amy Whinehouse is in the running for multiple awards after her big year of hits including the fan favorite "Rehab". My question, however, is this: Should we be celebrating someone who has made a career out of doing drugs? Think about it. Part of "Rehab"'s popularity was the fact that it mimicked Whinehouse's real life. I am not saying that she is not a talented musician. Barry Bonds is a talented baseball player. But should he be inducted in the hall of fame and given award after award if he used steroids and in effect cheated? Should we, as a society, celebrate someone who achieved greatness even if they did so only because they broke the rules? I would never want my children looking up to someone like Whinehouse. Musicians do drugs. It's a cliche that unfortunately is often too true. But is it right?
Let's look at this situation on a smaller scale. I know of a high school student who was caught drinking alcohol at her senior party. The day before she had been named the school's "All Around Senior", the most prestigious of her high school's awards. As a result she was stripped of that title. I don't think that was unfair. High school athletes caught drinking and/or doing drugs are suspended, many lose the chance at college scholarships. Why shouldn't these same principles extend to Hollywood and celebrity culture?
I am not saying that Amy Whinehouse should/could never be awarded for her work. Let's say years down the road she has proven her sobriety, and the work she was going to be awarded for was produced without the influence of drugs or alcohol, then that would be acceptable. It just makes me sick to think that she will most likely walk away from this with one, if not more, of music's most coveted prizes over someone who has put together equally good material and is equally talented who doesn't do drugs.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Check out J.B.!

I had the chance to interview Michigan football players Chad Henne and Jake Long about their upcoming roles in the University's production of "J.B."
Check it out here!

Ashely Tisdale's New Beak

Unlike another Hollywood Ashley (that's right Ms. Simpson I'm talking about you), Ashley Tisdale has decided to come clean about her recent plastic surgery. Then again, she didn't really have much to come clean about. Tisdale had a nose job to fix a deviated septum (so THAT explains her whiny voice!). Don't worry High School Musical fans, Ashley says she'll be good to go before the filming of HSM 3. The Hilary Duff wannabe claims that she doesn't believe normally in plastic surgery but understands that it can have serious health benefits, and in this case was an absolute necessity.
The Entertainment Buzz will keep a close eye out to make sure that surgeon didn't give her a two-for-one. Then again, it would be clearly obvious if she had a boob job.