Taking full advantage of all New York has to offer for the holiday season, Katie Holmes and daughter Suri spent their Sunday night watching the New York City Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker. Also, it appears that TomKat will be spending Christmas 2008 in NYC. With Katie performing on Broadway, traveling between NY and LA has become too tiring and she has asked Tom to come to New York for Christmas. Tom has agreed and both of their families will be joining them.
Jennifer Garner and daughter Violet were getting into the holiday spirit over the weekend in LA, to help the less fortunate. The mother and daughter were seen taking donations to the Jewish Federation Building. Earlier the same day Jennifer and Violet had a play date at the Zimmer Discovery Children’s Museum in Los Angeles.
President Bush made his farewell visit to Baghdad over the weekend and one Iraqi journalist made it known he will not be missed. During a press conference, Muntazer al-Zaidi, Iraqi journalist flung both of his shoes at President Bush as sat beside Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki. The shoe flinging bandit told President George W that this was a “farewell kiss”.
Tom Cruise arrived in the Big Apple last night to promote his new movie Valkyrie. While in NYC, Tom also made his first appearance on the Today Show since 2005 along side Matt Lauer.
In the infamous 2005 interview, Cruise debated psychiatry with Lauer and criticized actress Brooke Shields for using anti-depressants to treat postpartum depression. In the heated debate, the two men went back and forth with the positives and negatives of prescription drugs. Cruise even called Lauer “glib” going on to say that Lauer knew nothing about psychiatry.
On today’s episode Cruise admitted that he came across as arrogant and says that he could have handled it better.
Vanessa Hudgens celebrated her 20th birthday yesterday with beau Zac Efron in LA. Efron picked up Hudgens with a large present and a bouquet of flowers in his arms. The High School Musical sweethearts then went out to eat at LA eatery Stanley’s before returning to Hudgens' home to celebrate in private!
A very orange Hugh Jackman (don’t worry you can adjust the color on your TV) will be hosting the 81st annual Oscars! The actor was recently named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” Rightly so, considering he is all muscle and scruff. The 40 year old hunk is joining a long list of prestigious hosts such as my favorite Jon Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock and Steve Martin.
Bettie Page, pin-up extraordinaire, died last night in L.A. of complications stemming from a heart attack. Page served stints as a teacher, secretary, fur model and stage and television actress before a policeman spotted her in Coney Island and asked to photograph her. Page began to attract national attention with her sensual photos and fell in with a brother-sister team in Manhattan. They gave Page her signature dark bangs and steered her into bondage photos and films. While her work seems tame in these times, the photos and films she released in the 60s caused quite a stir and helped usher in the sexual revolution.
The 66th annual Golden Globe award ceremony is approaching and the nominations have been unveiled. With five nominations apiece, Doubt, Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (which will open Christmas Day) are the frontrunners. For just one year I'd love for nominees to be movies that had actually opened.
Although the critically acclaimed Batman movie, The Dark Knight was one of the biggest box-office hits of the decade, it only received one Globe nomination for the late Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker.
And the nominees are…
Best Actor in a Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road; Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon; Sean Penn, Milk; Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler.
Britney Spears has a new video out. No, not a typically risqué video where she’s scantly clothed but a classed up holiday message to her fans. In the video on her Web site, Britney wishes her fans a merry Christmas with her sons while standing in front of a huge Christmas tree. She also thanks fans for making her Circus album No. 1.
Not bad for Brit. We’ll let you watch it for yourself.