January 9th

Jan 09, 2013 -- 9:54am

 

 

 

 

 

Oscar nominees will be announced tomorrow morning.  Which means that today, we get the RAZZIE nominees.  The Golden Raspberry Awards celebrate the WORST in cinema.  And looking back on 2012, they had a lot to choose from. The final "Twilight" flick, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2", leads the pack with 11 nominations . . . in 10 CATEGORIES.  ADAM SANDLER also cleaned up with EIGHT nods for "That's My Boy".  "Battleship" rounds out the top three with SEVEN nominations.-Last year, Sandler set a record with 11 nominations for three crappy movies:  "Jack and Jill", "Just Go With It" and "Bucky Larson:  Born to Be a Star". --And "Jack and Jill" went on to sweep EVERY CATEGORY.--He might not have a banner year this time around, though, since this is the Razzies' last opportunity to crap on "Twilight".

 Worst Picture:

 --"The Twilight Saga:  Breaking Dawn - Part 2"

--"Battleship"

--"That's My Boy"

--"A Thousand Words"

--"The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure"

"Magic Mike" director STEVEN SODERBERGH says that during filming, a female extra tried to violate MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY with her finger.  But McConaughey says, quote, "I don't think she was trying to.  She was trying to put it somewhere, though, and you got it on film.  It worked out."

LANCE ARMSTRONG will sit for a 90-minute interview with OPRAH that'll air next Thursday night on OWN.  Will he admit to using performance-enhancing drugs?  Some sources say he will . . . but there's no official word on that.  Meanwhile, "60 Minutes" says Lance offered the US Anti-Doping Agency a $250,000 bribe back in 2004.  They turned him down.

During Monday night's BCS title game between Alabama and Notre Dame, BRENT MUSBURGER spent a little too much time drooling over KATHERINE WEBB, the very hot girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. MCCARRON.It was uncomfortable enough that ESPN actually apologized.  A station rep Tweeted, quote, "We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test."However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics had a few run-ins with Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks during their game Monday night.  Things got so heated that both of them ended up with technical fouls. And it all started, allegedly because Garnett told Carmelo that his wife, La La Vazquez, tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios. Carmelo was mad enough that he even went looking for Garnett after the game.  TV cameras caught him lurking near the Celtics' team bus outside Madison Square Garden.  But security, NYPD officers and the Knicks coach were all over it, so nothing happened.

The woman who's writing the script for the "50 Shades of Grey" movie says she's aiming for an NC-17 rating, "It’s going to be raunchy.  We are 100% going there."  She also said that most, but not all, of the sex scenes from the book will be filmed.

We don't know if these are legit or not, but there's a picture going around the Internet of "Django Unchained" action figures.  And since the movie is about slavery, some people think that's a bad idea.Najee Ali, of the group Project Islamic Hope is one of them.  He says, quote, "It's a slap in the face of our ancestors.  We were outraged."We feel that it trivializes the horrors of slavery and what African Americans experienced."  Ali added that he liked the movie, and has seen it twice.

JUSTIN BIEBER will pull double-duty on "Saturday Night Live" next month . . . serving as the host and the musical guest.  In the meantime, JAMES FRANCO is poking fun at him.  He made a video mocking Justin and his song "Boyfriend".

When we heard that the new "Dallas" would deal with LARRY HAGMAN'S death by killing off J.R. Ewing on the show, we thought it would be AWESOME if they launched another "Who Shot J.R.?" storyline. -Well, Britain's not-always reliable "Mirror" tabloid claims that's exactly what they're planning to do.  A so-called "insider" says they're doing this to, quote, "Mirror the most memorable episode of all time."  There's no official comment on this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Parents Television Council's latest freak-out is targeted at an upcoming Oxygen reality show called "All My Babies' Mamas".-The show stars rapper SHAWTY LO, who has fathered 11 children with 10 different women.  Shawty started early.  He fathered his first child when he was 15 . . . and has clearly been busy since.  He's 36 years old now.-A rep for the PTC says, quote, "Hollywood doesn't think there is such a thing as 'too low,' so it will continue to find even more base material.  The premise of this show is crass, irresponsible and exploitative.  Oxygen should be more responsible."There's also a petition up at Change.org that asks for production to be stopped.  Around 30,000 people have signed it. For the record, Oxygen isn't backing away from the project.-A rep says, quote, "[The show] isn't meant to be a stereotypical representation of everyday life for any one demographic or cross section of society.  It's a look at one unique family and their complicated, intertwined life." -There's no premiere date yet.

The college bowl games and NFL playoffs dominated the ratings last week, and the Seahawks-Redskins game took the top spot with over 38 million viewers.  Meanwhile, last Tuesday's Rose Bowl snagged 17 million viewers on ESPN.-A few scripted shows also managed to crack the top ten, including "The Big Bang Theory" and "Person of Interest", which both had their best ratings EVER.

 #1.)  Sunday's game between the Seahawks and Redskins, Fox, 38.1 million viewers.  (--The Seahawks won 24 to 14.  They'll play the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday.)

#2.)  Saturday's NFL playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, NBC, 30.3 million viewers  (--The Packers won 24 to 10 and move on to play the 49ers in San Francisco.)

#3.)  "The Big Bang Theory", CBS, 19.3 million viewers  (--Which was a new record for the show.)

Pollstar has released its annual report on the Top-Grossing North American Tours. Perhaps not surprisingly, MADONNA took the top spot.  Her tour grossed $133.7 million last year.  Cirque Du Soleil's "Michael Jackson:  The Immortal" show was second with $112.9 million.

ONE DIRECTION has agreed on a massive new record deal, which requires them to make three new albums over the next three years.  It also binds them to each other.  A so-called "source" says that if just ONE member drops out before the three years are up, the whole group will lose out on a huge payout worth MILLIONS.

David Bowie celebrated his 66th birthday yesterday by releasing his first single in nearly a decade.  The song is called "Where Are We Now?", and it will be on his next album "The Next Day", which comes out on March 12th.

 

 

 

 

 

Director David R. Ellis -- the guy behind the epic action flick "Snakes on a Plane" -- was found dead early Monday morning in a hotel room in South Africa ... this according to his rep. 60-year-old Ellis was in Johannesburg to work on a remake of the film "Kite," a Japanese anime movie. Details surrounding Ellis' death are unclear and no cause of death has been released. Ellis got his start in Hollywood as an actor and stuntman -- and went on to direct "Snakes on a Plane," "The Final Destination," and "Shark Night 3D."

 

TV TONIGHT

-"I Get That A Lot". . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on CBS.  Larry Hagman, Bruce Jenner, Cheech Marin, Jane Seymour, NASCAR's Jeff Gordon, and "Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan take ordinary jobs to fool unsuspecting people.

--"The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards". . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on CBS.  Kaley Cuoco hosts, plus Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and Jason Aldean perform.  (--Here are this year's nominees.)

--"Modern Family" . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on ABC.  Billy Dee Williams guest stars as himself.

 --"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC.  Jane Kaczmarek guest stars as a Long Island D.A.

 

 

 

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