Category: TV/Showbiz

The Smoking Hangover 2 Monkey Story Was a Joke

Tweet Never work with children or animals, or so the saying goes. And it’s something The Hangover 2 director Todd Phillips has found to his cost. The director has admitted that the monkey, which features in the forthcoming comedy, has become addicted to cigarettes following filming. ‘I wanted the monkey to smoke so we had to train her to,’ Phillips told Total Film magazine. ‘Now I have PETA after me because the monkeyR ... Jump to full article >>

Cigar At Capitol Raises A Stink

Tweet WHEELING – The Ohio County Tobacco Prevention Coalition is disappointed comedian Ron White was permitted to smoke a cigar on stage at the Capitol Theatre during a recent performance. But Denny Magruder, theater manager, said it is not known whether White smoked a real cigar or an electronic cigar during his Jan. 27 act. Currently, electronic cigarettes and cigars are not banned in Ohio County. During a Wheeling-Ohio County Board of H ... Jump to full article >>

China restricts smoking scenes in films, TV shows

Tweet The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) of China passed an order on Tuesday to restrict smoking scenes in movies and TV shows. The measure was taken to honor the tobacco control commitment issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). China has been a part of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) since five years but has failed to implement the requirements of the conven ... Jump to full article >>

Charlie Sheen Rushed To Hospital

Tweet LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Troubled actor Charlie Sheen was rushed to hospital Thursday with severe abdominal pains, his spokesman said after a reported “wild” party at his Los Angeles home. Several media outlets are reporting that the star of “Two and a Half Men” suffered a hiatal hernia. Hiatal hernia is a condition in which a portion of the stomach protrudes upward into the chest, through an opening in the diaphr ... Jump to full article >>

Television review: ‘Skins’ on MTV features lots of teen sex and drug use

Tweet From the beginning, which is to say Charles Dickens, stories revolving around the lives of children and adolescents often shared a similar theme. Facing adversity, most often in the form of poverty and/or dead parents, children banded together to create surrogate families of great resourcefulness and loyalty. In the old days, these situations were usually temporary —- at some point a benevolent (and rich) adult stepped in — Oliver and & ... Jump to full article >>

It’s Hello Cancer, Goodbye Inhibitions

Tweet Death so often seems senseless — except on television. Network shows almost always shroud death in veils of purpose, maybe because without them, mortality is all the more terrifying. No matter how brutally characters exit, they are killed off for a good narrative reason: so homicide detectives can seek a murderer; so doctors can try to save them; or most simply, so loved ones can find meaning in mourning. The few series that traffic in ... Jump to full article >>

Lindsay Lohan’s Stripper Pole Shoot On ‘Double Exposure’

Tweet Here is what happened when Lindsay Lohan finally arrived, 11 hours late, to her photo shoot on Bravo’s reality show ‘Double Exposure.’ Lindsay showed up close to midnight smoking a parliament cigarette, cursing and making faces at the dirty stripper pole. “I literally need to think of myself as a wildlife photographer.. There’s almost a danger element to her presence,” said a photographer. “You nev ... Jump to full article >>

Lindsay Lohan is STILL following her ex Samantha Ronson around the LA party circuit

Tweet Lindsay Lohan cant seem to stay away from ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson. Lohan and Ronson, 32, had a volatile relationship but since the break up, Lindsay has continued to show up wherever Sam is working, and last night was no different. The Mean Girls actress partied at Teddys nightclub in the famous Roosevelt Hotel last night where her DJ ex was spinning. The pair, who broke up earlier this year, also still live in the same building. Lind ... Jump to full article >>

Letterman jokes about Obama-Hayward chat

Tweet David Letterman read a Top 10 list on his talk show about U.S. President Barack Obama’s meeting with BP President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward. Hayward apologized Thursday to a U.S. House panel, stating, “The explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon and the resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico never should have happened, and I am deeply sorry that they did.” Hayward and other BP officials met Obama ... Jump to full article >>

CMT Music Awards: Winners

Tweet Country cutie Taylor Swift arrived wearing a rust-coloured dress and cut a very sleek figure after taming her curly mane for the night, but although she wowed on the red carpet she was a dud when it came to winning. Despite being up for three awards Swift failed to take home a single gong at the 2010 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee – being pipped at the post by Carrie Underwood, the winner of the night who scored two awards. ... Jump to full article >>