Funnyman Adam Sandler wants everyone to back off Tom Cruise. After a couple of videos leaked last week depicting Cruise wild-eyed, hysterical and proselytizing the merits of Scientology, Cruise has come under further attack, with “actor” Jerry O’Connell making videos in his free time (which we’re imagining is plentiful) and Cruise being used as a cultural punchline. But Adam Sandler, who’s not exactly known for his cultural sensitivity, is asking everyone to cut it out. “To see anyone’s private life invaded and mocked like this is sickening,” Adam Sandler told People. “It’s especially gross when it happens to a guy like Cruise, who’s a great dad, a great husband, and a great friend.”
While we applaud Sandler’s altruism, and agree that celebrities are people too, we’d like to point out that Tom Cruise is insane, and Sandler’s been responsible for a few mocking portrayals in his time. Below, we’ve come up with a list of folks who could have used some of Sandler’s compassion before he decided to mock them:
The Mentally Disabled
Kids with Trust Funds
Auditions: Charleston, SC
American Idol Day 4 took us to the fabled South, where the talented and talentless were on view in equal measure. Hoping for a chance to head west, 10,000 people flooded Charleston. The contestants there put their faith in gimmicks, perhaps more so than any other city thus far. Some were successful. Some were not. Let’s take a look:
Below, you’ll find big shots of some of the ladies set to compete for Flavor Flav’s affection on Flavor of Love 3, premiering Monday, Feb. 11. We don’t want to give too much away about the girls, but you can find out more info by checking out each of their profiles which are up on the just-launched social-networking site Flavor of Love World.
Also: OMG!!! TWINS!!!
Thing 1 & Thing 2:
Flavor of Love World
Flavor of Love 3 Preview
Tour the Flavor of Love 3 House!
Lindsay’s Coke Dealer Speaks
Apparently Linds called the guy looking for some blow after rehab. So he’s just telling us what we already know? [NYDN]
Britney’s Kids Can Forget About Mom Time
The judge is Britney’s case continues K-Fed’s sole custody, protecting the Feder-kids from their bra-less mom for a few more weeks. [Us]
Sandler Sticks up for Tom Cruise
The “funny” guy is mad at people for mocking his pal. Er, isn’t that what Adam does to make his millions (Chuck and Larry, anyone)? [People]
Tony Can’t Kick Jessica to the Curb
The guy should know you don’t mess with a girl from Texas, especially one who’s desperate for love. [DListed]
Joel Madden: Baby Obsessed
Blah, blah, blah, the baby and life are beautiful and amazing and everything is a blessing blah, blah, blagh. [People]
As you may have noticed, the Sundance Film Festival is ongoing right now — the annual Park City celebrity meeting ground, where films are bought, sold, distributed and traded. We’re checking in with a variety of actors to see how they’re spending their time. VH1 News caught up with actresses Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) to talk about Sundance. They gave us the lowdown on their new, buzz-worthy film Sunshine Cleaning at the Film Lounge Media Center. The movie is about two women who start a biohazard waste removal/crime-scene clean-up service. Sounds like an indie hit.
On why they wanted to be in Sunshine Cleaning:
Emily Blunt: I read the script and it’s really beautiful and funny and kinda off the wall, and, um, the character was great. She was this eccentric pothead so I was like, “I’m in!” What about you?
Mary Lynn Rajskub: Because I got a chance to work with Emily Blunt.
EB: Thank you.
Yesterday, Def Jam honcho L.A. Reid invited a group of journalists into his office to play tracks from Janet Jackson’s upcoming album Discipline (due out Feb. 26). Janet fans worried that the absence of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (her longtime producers who’ve been shaping her sound since 1986′s Control) should fear not: the combination of pillowy, multi-tracked harmonies and virtually non-stop dance tracks results in an album that out-Janets Janet. Easily her most dance-oriented album since Rhythm Nation 1814 (and possibly her most dance-oriented album ever), Discipline is the album so many fans have been waiting for. Below are our impressions of the nine tracks Reid played:
As you may have noticed, the Sundance Film Festival is ongoing right now — the annual Park City celebrity meeting ground, where films are bought, sold, distributed and traded. We’re checking in with a variety of actors to see how they’re spending their time. Today’s dispatch is from actor Jason Patric, who you might remember from 2002’s Narc, 1991′s Rush, and 1987′s The Lost Boys. Patric’s there promoting his latest, a thriller called Downloading Nancy, and doesn’t take too kindly to Park City’s swag.
VH1: We hear that Downloading Nancy is pretty dark. What’s it about?
Jason Patric: This woman, played by Maria Bello, is in a loveless marriage. She’s a damaged person — cuts herself, inflicts pain, is mired in loneliness. She meets a guy on the Internet who happens to be me. They have a fetish relationship, and then she leaves her husband and decides to meet him. She wants to take it to the ultimate level.
Kim continues carving out her spot on the D List as the new face of Travis Barker‘s (yes, the Blink-182 dude) clothing line. Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day is also modeling the line in these creepy pics. There’s not much to say about this video, it’s Kim Kardashian, modeling bathing suits and skimpy stuff, prancing around like she normally does. Life changing, earth shattering, obvs.
Enjoy more pics of Kim posing in topless here.
There’s lots of drama in the office of David Newman, cool-ass film agent and dude who lunches simply to be seen. His assistant is quitting to work for his competitor, his clients are falling for the wrong partners, and his pals break up via text-message. Worst of all? He’s got the big-time hots for the agent who prowls the penthouse office.
Want to find out what we’re talking about? For the next six days we’re recapping our “Connected” series, one Webisode at a time. Here’s where you can find out more about the series, here are 10 Things You Should Know going in, and here’s the kick-off: “Holiday Regrets.”
We love this new video – featuring Jerry O’Connell - which simultaneously mocks Tom Cruise and supports the Writers Strike all at once. Talk about some serious KSW! Jerry’s imitation of Tom’s excessive laughing and demon proves that the guy still can act, even if he did do his best work when he was 11.
Meanwhile, superhero Stephen Colbert paid tribute to his striking writers with a riveting rendition of the old gospel hymn, “Go Down Moses (Let My People Go).” Singing beside him are Ambassador Andrew Young, Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell, and the Harlem Gospel Choir. Poignant and hilarious in that “I’m not really laughing but this is smart and funny” sort of way.