LEO DROPS OUT OF MEL MOVIE!- Leonardo DiCaprio has withdrawn from the new film about Vikings set to be directed by Mel Gibson. MTV News is reporting that sources close to Leo say he will not be starring in the flick because “Leo has earned the right to pick and choose who he works with,” and he chooses not to work with Mel Gibson. Check out more over at MTVNews.com. <AZ>
kp: LEO is in great place right now…Since, the move INCEPTION has done so well in the box office. Plus, he’s had great reviews worldwide. I don’t think he really wants the negative wraft of Gibsons bad press to affect him in anyway. I believe unfortunately for Gibson that Leo’s decision is the best thing to do right now, professionally speaking. You know that any movie or project that Gibson might be involved with these days will just be placed under scrutiny.
LINDSAY LOHAN THERAPY! We spoke with Don Grant, director of admissions at the L-A rehabilitation facility, Harmony Place, all about rehab and what it’ll be like for Lindsay Lohan once she’s released from jail. Grant gave us his views on whether it’s better for Lindsay to go home before she does her 90 day rehab stint or if she should head straight to the facility. We’ll keep you updated on Lindsay’s progress throughout her transition from jail to rehab. <AZ>
MICHAEL’S SONG TO LINDSAY LOHAN! Lindsay Lohan’s estranged father, Michael Lohan, has written and produced a song for his daughter. Mr. Lohan got a friend to perform the tune he penned for his imprisoned daughter and lucky (or unlucky) for us, TMZ has posted the audio track on their website. Check out the overly synthesized, sappy track at TMZ.com now. <AZ>
CHRIS KLEIN STAYS IN REHAB! -Chris Klein is extending his time in rehab. Klein has been at the Cirque Lodge in Utah since June 21st and has announced he will stay longer than his 30-day treatment program. It’s unknown how much longer he will remain, but you can find more info at People.com. <AZ>
CHELSEA CLINTON’S WEDDING! -Chelsea Clinton is getting married tomorrow in Rhinebeck, New York and according to TMZ, so many important politically figures are expected to be there, including her parents, that a temporary “no fly zone” has been issued for the air space above her nuptials until 3:30 AM Sunday morning. Check out TMZ for more. <AZ>
NOTE: TMZ has previously reported that Clinton’s wedding is such a classy affair that they’re spending 15-thousand dollars on porta-potties alone.
OBAMA ON THE VIEW!- President Barack Obama appeared on The View this week and the ladies quizzed him about all things pop culture, as well as some political stuff. Obama did know that Lindsay Lohan was in jail, wouldn’t comment on Mel Gibson and admitted that he didn’t know who Jersey Shore cast member Snooki was. He also revealed that while Jay-Z and Frank Sinatra tunes are on his iPod, Justin Bieber’s music is not. Check out a clip from the president over at EOnline.com. <AZ>
MICHAEL JACKSON DOCTORS IN THE CLEAR! Entertainment Tonight is reporting that seven doctors who treated pop star Michael Jackson will not face charges related to his death. Investigators have chosen not to press charges against the physicians, but they are still going ahead with the involuntary manslaughter charges against Dr. Conrad Murray, who was Jackson’s personal doctor. <AZ>
SHARK WEEK!! The 23rd annual Shark Week kicks off this Sunday on The Discovery Channel and Jeff Kurr’s documentary, Ultimate Air Jaws, kicks the week off Sunday night at 9 PM. Kurr spoke with us about the celebrity host for the week, Craig Ferguson. Tune in Sunday at 9 PM Eastern to The Discovery Channel to see the beginning of Shark Week. <AZ>
CLOONEY’S LADY IN COCAINE SCANDAL! Radar Online is reporting that George Clooney’s girlfriend, ElisabettaCanalis, has been accused of doing cocaine with a escort in Italy. Elisabeth was mentioned as one of the VIPs who would get free drugs when she was at clubs, and the escort mentioned her by name in her testimony. <AZ>
MODERN FAMILY’S NAKED AD CAMPAIGN! Modern Family has launched a new “for your consideration” campaign in hopes of winning an Emmy at this year’s awards show. In their new ad, they promise the show’s own Sofia Vergara will streak down Sunset Boulevard if they win. The catch is, there’s a footnote explaining that another cast member may fill in for Sofia at any time…so fans may not get to enjoy Sofia’s naked bod after all. Check out Blog.Zap2It.com for more. <AZ>
JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT’S NEW MAN! Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt has a new man in her life. According to Us Weekly, the actress is now dating actor/director Alex Beh after splitting with actor Jamie Kennedy in March. Hewitt has also dated Carson Daly, John Mayer and was engaged to Scottish actor Ross McCall back in 2007. <AZ> kp:Umm…Her middle name is LOVE!
GWYNETH PALTROW TALKS OSCAR!- Gwyneth Paltrow has had quite an impressive career so far and we’ll next get to see the actress in the new flick Country Strong, where she’ll plays a country singer. Back in 1999, Paltrow was nominated for, and won an Oscar for her work in Shakespeare in Love. She talked with us about winning that honor so early in her career. Make sure to check out Paltrow in Country Strong when it hits theaters on December 22nd. Meanwhile, you can hear Paltrow sing the flick’s title-track song over at TheBoot.com now and pick up the soundtrack on October 26th. AZ kp: Here’s a little taste of Gwyneth Paltrow singing along with Huey Lewis in the movie “Duets”…Now Gwyneth can sing!
WHAT’S ON MTV FRIDAY
Degrassi (10 AM ET)
Silent Library (5 PM ET)
Disaster Date (5:30 PM ET)
WHAT’S ON MTV2 FRIDAY
American Gladiators (6 AM ET)
Lucha Libre USA (10 PM ET)
The Dudesons in America (11 PM ET)
WHAT’S ON MTV SATURDAY
When I Was 17 (11 AM ET)
WHAT’S ON MTV2 SATURDAY
Rock N Jock Presents: Life of Ryan (11 AM ET)
WHAT’S ON MTV2 SUNDAY
Sucker Free Countdown (12 PM ET)
The T.O. Show (2:30 PM ET)
Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch (3 PM ET)
Gridlock’D (4:30 PM ET)
*Leaving you with my SONG Video Pick of the day…Enjoy!
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