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Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman friends again.
July 31st, 2006 under Lawsuits, Meat Loaf/Jim Steinman. [ Comments: none ]

Veteran rocker Meat Loaf has resolved a dispute with songwriter Jim Steinman over trademark rights to "Bat Out of Hell," dropping a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over the title of the best-selling 1977 album. "It resolved itself very quickly because neither one of us wanted to argue," Meat Loaf told Reuters in an interview on Monday at an event to promote "Bat out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose," set for release on October 31."There’s a mutual love and respect there," he said."We’re not going to have a knock-down brawl. We just have too much history," Meat Loaf said, speaking fondly of the man who produced the original album that shot the portly Texan to stardom after his breakout appearance in the cult film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

Reuters 

Now if only they would work togther again, I would be a happy camper. Jim Steinman is my favorite lyricist and Meat is a rock g-d! 

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Mel Gibson suicidal before the arrest?
July 31st, 2006 under Mel Gibson. [ Comments: none ]

I’m told by a source intimate with his situation tonight that Mel Gibson "was really on the verge of suicide because he felt he was helpless to alcohol and didn’t know what to do about it. That’s why he was driving around 90 miles an hour. This was a death wish. If that cop hadn’t stopped him, this guy was going to be wrapped around a pole. This is such a bigger issue than ‘Will he work again?’ This is about his not wanting to live anymore. I’ve seen what he’s gone through and what he’s going through. You have to understand the disease of alcoholism. He was back in it. There’s no doubt in my mind he was trying to kill himself that night." As for his anti-Semitic slurs during his DUI arrest, I’m told that Gibson doesn’t remember saying them. "Why? He had alcoholic blackout syndrome. I don’t know a lot about it. I’ve not had a lot of experience with it. He has some recollection of parts of the evenings. But he’s not denying he said those things, and if anything he’s owning up to it. But nobody could verify it. Not even he or his lawyers have seen the police report yet." The insider called Gibson’s situation "tragic. It’s not about what people are focusing on, understand that. ‘This is Mel Gibson. He can do whatever he wants. He has all the money in world. He has a wonderful family. He has a wonderful wife.’ They’re not thinking about the real issue here: alcoholism. Nobody is talking about his alcoholism."

Deadline Hollywood 

Yeah, this is just a tactic for us to feel bad for him. Never heard any other drunk celeb say anti-semitic slurs when they were arrested or overly intoxicated, have you? Next sympathy card because I am still not playing this one. 

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USA Network is Psyched
July 31st, 2006 under USA Network. [ Comments: 1 ]

USA Network has ordered three additional episodes of "Psych," its freshman comedy drama about an amateur sleuth who tricks the police into believing he’s a psychic.The pickup, which brings the total order for the show to 15 episodes, including the 90-minute pilot, bodes well for the future of the series. It stars James Roday as the sleuth and and Dule Hill as his best friend. "Psych," whose premiere drew 6.1 million viewers, a record for a cable series debut this year, is expected to be picked up for a second season soon.Since its July 7 premiere, "Psych" has retained most of its "Monk" lead-in. Season-to-date, "Psych" has averaged 3.9 million viewers compared with "Monk’s" 4 million.Both shows are expected to follow the split-season pattern of "Monk," running through month’s end and then returning with fresh episodes in January.

Reuters 

Watch this show, it is really cute!

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Can’t wait until Sunday for Flavor of Love 2?
July 31st, 2006 under VH1/MTV/CMT. [ Comments: none ]

You Know What Time It Is! The #1 Rated Series on VH1 Is Back for Another Season as ‘Flavor of Love 2′ Premieres Sunday, August 6 At 10pm Catch The Full Premiere Episode on VSPOT at VH1.com Beginning Wednesday, August 2, Four Days Before The On-air Premiere.

The Futon Critic 

Yeah Boy! 

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Ryan Reynolds back with Alanis?
July 31st, 2006 under Engaged?, Ryan Reynolds. [ Comments: none ]

 

Who needs a ring? Though they called off their engagement last month, singer Alanis Morissette and her ex-fiancé, actor Ryan Reynolds, looked every bit the happy couple on July 27 as they walked hand in hand on their way to dinner at Kay ‘n Dave’s Cantina in Brentwood.

Us Weekly

Dang. He is on my to-do list after seeing his amazing a$$ in Van Wilder.

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Mel Gibson’s mugshot
July 31st, 2006 under Mel Gibson, Mug Shot. [ Comments: none ]

You know he does not look like the crazed, Jew hating, literally drinking and driving, trying to  cheat on his wife man that he was that night? Although those eyes are glazed like a Krispy Kreme donut.
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Radio station goes from G-d to Oh G-d
July 31st, 2006 under Cool Technology. [ Comments: none ]

KFYE-FM hasn’t budged from the Fresno-area dial, but it’s about as far as you can get from the Christian music, sermons and Bible stories it was broadcasting until about a week ago.Now it calls itself "Porn Radio" — "all sex radio, all the time," with a suggestion that people under 21 not listen.Songs with little in common except suggestive titles and lyrics fill the playlist, including "Why Don’t We Do It in the Road" by The Beatles, "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye and "Nasty" by Janet Jackson. Tamer songs are heated up by adding recorded moans and groans.The change, made after the station was sold this month, was met with several non-sexual groans from some residents."It would appear this is another of those promotions that are simply designed to create controversy," longtime Fresno radio personality Ed Beckman told The Fresno Bee. "This format belongs on Sirius or XM, not on over-the-air."The station tries not to cross the line, said owner Jerry Clifton.KFYE has been playing songs in a continuous one-hour loop without commercials. Clifton wouldn’t tell the Bee whether he plans to eventually switch to a more traditional format.

USA Today 

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Mel Gibson in rehab
July 31st, 2006 under Mel Gibson. [ Comments: none ]

Star Magazine has confirmed that Mel Gibson has entered an unnamed rehab facility for treatment for alcohol addiction. Gibson’s rep, Alan Neirob, exclusively tells Star, "He is in a program of recovery at this time."Chris Prentiss, a neighbor of Gibson’s and the co-founder of celebrity treatment centre Passages in Malibu, Calif., tells Star: "I understand he has gone to a treatment centre. The center that I’ve heard he’s checked himself into follows the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program. And I don’t believe that will help him." Prentiss — who refused to name the rehab center he’s heard Gibson is in — adds: "He needs individual intense therapy by a team of people who know what they are looking for in causes in alcoholism."

TMZ 

I am sure this a save faced forced entry into rehab. His people are hoping we will forget about all of this, but we can not.  

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Shannen Doherty to take on Star
July 31st, 2006 under Lawsuits. [ Comments: none ]

Actress Shannen Doherty has vowed to sue a magazine that claims she has had extensive plastic surgery. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star revealed she sobbed when she saw the cover of the current issue of Star magazine, which shows her picture and the headline: “Shannen Doherty’s Extreme Makeover: Has she had drastic plastic surgery?”The star claims she has retained a lawyer to sue the publication.“I went to work and my hairdresser David came to me and said, ‘Oh my God, did you see the cover of Star?’ and I went, ‘No, why?’ He told me and then he pulled it up online,” Doherty said on Monday’s episode of The View.“Production (of Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty) got halted for about an hour and a half because I was sobbing uncontrollably.”Asked if she has had plastic surgery, Doherty insisted: “No.“I’m actually willing to go so far as to go sit down with whatever plastic surgeon they want to put in front of me who can inspect my face,” she said.Doherty said she hopes to make Star magazine pay. “I’m willing to put as much money behind a lawsuit as humanly possible, just to sort of teach them a lesson,” she said.“If you didn’t have it (plastic surgery) and they’re saying that you did, then it’s embarrassing, it’s humiliating.”

Canada.com 

She will win, you know it. 

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Will Cruise-Wagner renew with Paramount?
July 31st, 2006 under Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes/Suri. [ Comments: none ]

For many years, Tom Cruise has enjoyed the richest production deal of any A-list star in Hollywood. But in the latest sign of the industry’s increasing obsession with fiscal responsibility, that era may be coming to an end.Paramount Pictures, where Cruise and his producing partner, Paula Wagner, have been based since 1992, currently has a commitment to pay the pair as much as $10 million-plus a year to cover overhead, project development and other costs at their movie company, according to two sources with knowledge of the arrangement. But that sweet deal, which is at least four times what stars such as Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and Tom Hanks are assured by studios to fund their film outfits, was due to expire today. And Paramount Chairman Brad Grey has told representatives of Cruise-Wagner Productions that the studio would not renew it at anywhere near the current terms, sources said. Instead, Paramount has offered Cruise and Wagner just a fraction of what they’ve been used to: $2 million plus a $500,000 discretionary fund each year for two years, said informed sources, who asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the negotiations.Cruise’s attorney, Bertram Fields, said Friday, "We received an offer and we are digesting it. We will sit and talk about it." Asked whether Paramount left any wiggle room on its terms, Fields said, "It is not the case that they said this is a take-it-or-leave-it offer. I don’t think my friends at Paramount would ever talk that way." "We don’t receive $10 million or $11 million a year. We do not see anything near that," she said Sunday, declining to be more specific. "We, Cruise-Wagner, do not negotiate in the press. They have made what we would consider a generous offer." Paramount spokeswoman Janet Hill said, "We have the utmost respect for Tom Cruise and Cruise-Wagner Productions. We are currently in discussions to renew their deal."Cruise-Wagner’s production deal actually had expired in January, but both parties agreed to extend it until after "Mission: Impossible III" was released. It was then extended again until today.

LA Times 

Another Hollywood nut being put in his place! 

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