New DVDs are released every Tuesday, which leads us to the eternal question: What should you buy? Our critic Charles Bottomley weighs in on every week’s must-haves and please-forgets.
Hwaet! Polar Express director Robert Zemeckis gives the Anglo-Saxon epic the motion-capture treatment. For those who snoozed through English 101, Beowulf is a buff warrior defending a Norse kingdom from a psychotic troll (voiced by Back to the Future alum Crispin Glover). Adequate, bawdy and antiseptic blood ‘n’ guts, with a naked and nipple-less Angelina Jolie thrown in for good measure.
Extras: A series of featurettes chart the interesting trip Beowulf has taken from barbarian entertainment to big-screen blockbuster, although the deleted scenes’ animation is incomplete.
Rating: Cýpan in Old English, or “buy” in the current version.
It’s Rayna, Ice Posted at 9:57PM EST
And so for lofty ambitions, Ice is given the boot and for no clear reason (wanting to be in the Top 10?), so is Rayna. Will you miss them?
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Drumroll please…not only does Mariah Carey have a beautiful voice and an incredible new album coming out (and we should know, we just listened to it), she’s also got a great sense of humor. In this sneak preview of Mimi’s video for her first single off of E=MC², “Touch My Body,” she invites the delightfully dorky Jack McBrayer (who you might know as Kenneth from 30 Rock) to, uh, touch her body, have a lingerie pillow-fight and play frisbee. And that’s just from the 45 seconds we’ve seen!
Come back on Tuesday at midnight when we’ll have the full premiere for “Touch My Body.”
Paris Hilton is getting busy with Benji Madden, Joel’s twin brother. Is she desperate for a boyfriend or does she just want to be Nicole’s sister-in-law? [E! Online]
Beyonce goes blonde, but is it bootylicious? [ONTD]
Brooke Hogan shows off her boobs’ buoyancy in a bikini. [Egotastic]
Katie Holmes talks more crazy about Tom. If only the power of their amazing love would shut her up. [Just Jared]
Jennifer Aniston is allegedy freezing her eggs so she can have babies one day. Um, good luck with that? [DListed]
Mary-Kate Olsen skips the pretty-ugly look and goes for ugly-ugly. Work it! [Jezebel]
The Oscars left Brad Renfro out of their video tribute to stars who passed away this year due to editing restraints. Yup, the awards just got that much lamer. [Us]
Sorry young ladies looking for love. Forget it, you cougars ready to pounce on the angelic brothers Jonas. The country’s three biggest heartthrobs – Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas have taken a vow of celibacy, and they’ve got the rings to prove it! Joe, 18, says that the metal bands, “promises to ourselves and to God that we’ll stay pure till marriage.” They also promise heartache to the throngs of tweenage girls who are desperate for a piece of the musical prodigies. Maybe the move is a result of their strict Christian upbringing (their dad is a preacher and they started out as Christian rockers) or maybe the purity pledge, as 15-year old Nick puts it, “is just one of our ways of kind of like being different than everybody else out there.”
In a world where Paris Hilton‘s vagina rules, they are definitely being different. We wish the Jonas Brothers the best on their quest of love without lovemaking. All we have to say is that once Lindsay Lohan finds this out, it’s gonna be all over – or rather, she’s going to be all over them. Girlfriend loves herself some fresh virgin meat! [Details]
Everybody’s been talking about the little belly bump Kate Hudson‘s been sporting lately (we’ve got five pics of her above taken this month so you can see for yourself). Combined with the flowy outfits she’s currently favoring, lots of people are buzzing about her possibly being knocked up. We haven’t given it much thought (we like our celebs to really have a bump – like the one Angelina showed off this weekend – before we speculate), but we couldn’t help but become more intrigued after a recent rumor that Hudson has allegedly been carrying on a secret affair with Justin Timberlake for a year. A source tells the NY Post that “Kate is very private and refuses to be seen with him in public. She doesn’t want to be humiliated like Cameron Diaz was when he dumped her. But they talk every day on the phone and see each other often.”
Now putting two rumors together to create one massive rumor isn’t the best idea, but if Kate IS pregnant and she really IS having a relationship with JT, well, DAMN. Wouldn’t that just be the best gossip story of the year?
The incredibly talented Sara Bareilles is out on the road with James Blunt on the You Oughta Know Tour. We asked the piano-playing phenom to give us updates from the road, and given that she’s such a sweetheart, she obliged. In her latest installment, Sara has some big news:
I’m so excited!!!!!!! I just found out that my album Little Voice has gone Gold!! This is insane. I don’t even really know how to process the whole thing. I found out from my manager and then ran to tell my bandmates (Josh, Javier, and Chad) and we all high-fived and let our jaws hang open for a bit. I have to be honest, it’s such an incredible experience we get to have every day, being out on the road. I mean, we actually get to make and share music for a living. That in and of itself is a huge deal…and we all remind each other that every day. But I must say, Gold Record feels pretty cool too. :) It’s actually the coolest thing ever. I think we should celebrate. Last time we all celebrated something it was Javier’s Birthday at Chuck E. Cheese’s. I think we should step it up this time. We’re going to Olive Garden. Cheers!
Mary J. Blige’s episode of Storytellers airs tonight at 8/7 c, but we were treated to a preview and an exclusive chat with the people’s diva last month when she taped the show at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. (Check out the clip above — we even got you a preview of tonight’s show, too.) Touching on major tracks from throughout her career, and paying special attention to her latest album, Growing Pains, Mary chronicled her life in song with personal anecdotes, tales of inspiration and emotional rallying cries. What follows is a list of 10 things we learned from a performance in which Mary seemed intent in proving that a story is only as good as its lesson.
Bret Michaels is a man who finds the sexy in many, many different things. (As noted on the most recent edition of Saturday Night Live, that might even include a pair of sweatpants.) Here, however, the Poison front man is indubitably correct: Daisy’s outfit was fairly alluring. You know, if you like lingerie. And hats.