Superbad, Not Supernude



Superbad, out Friday, aims to set itself apart from usual teen sex-comedy fare. For one thing, its wit is much sharper. But for another thing, despite a high raunch factor, there’s no nudity in the film. Star Jonah Hill (above, middle) explains why:

When I see nudity in comedy it always seems gratuitous and misogynistic. It makes you uncomfortable. I mean, why would you do that?…[Writers] Seth [Rogen] and Evan [Goldberg] wanted to make a movie that’s R-rated just because of the language, how people talk to each other. Nudity wasn’t in the script, so why would we add that in?

Besides, according to co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse (above, left), “We didn’t see a lot of nudity in high school.”

Check out shots from last night’s Superbad premiere in Los Angeles below. The aforementioned stars, as well as Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Casey Margolis, Martha MacIsaac and Stephen Borello all showed up, as did supporters like Kristen Bell, Pharrell, Rumer Willis, the All-American RejectsTyson Ritter and Hanson. Yes, Hanson. [ / Images: Getty]

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Winehouse Hits Rehab, Will She Change Song Lyrics?


amyblake081407.jpgA bunch of British rags are reporting this morning that Amy Winehouse has indeed entered rehab, apparently flying across the Atlantic to hit up one of America’s fine treatment facilities. Amy’s husband Blake is also along for the ride, as they’re attempting rehab together (really bad idea?). The singer was allegedly caught by her best friend on Friday night smoking heroin in the hotel room where she was supposed to be recuperating from her previous drug overdose. Her family flipped out and Amy finally changed her tune on the whole rehab thing.

Before the couple jetted away for treatment, they stripped off their clothes to prove to their parents that while they had been smoking heroin, they had not injected the drug. Was that news supposed to make their families jump for joy? It’s not like smoking the stuff and putting coke (and horse tranquilizers!) up your nose is that much better. But really, kudos to the dysfunctional couple for getting their collective s**t together. [The Mirror, The Daily Mail. Image: Getty]

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Tuesday: Paris Pulls a Fast One; Britney’s Headed Back to the Stage


paris081407.jpgIs Paris Faking Good Behavior?
Though she seems to be on her best behavior – cuddling with babies, wearing full-piece bathing suits and ignoring her pals the paparazzi – a source alleges that it’s all an act. [NY Post]

Nicole’s Got a New Hot Body
After years of looking painfully thin, Nicole’s body finally gets hot – and it’s all thanks to that baby bump. We like this kid already. [TMZ]

Lindsay Cleaning Toilets in Rehab
The starlet’s daily schedule at posh rehab joint Cirque Lodge includes cleaning duties as well as gardening, hiking and spa treatments. So when do they address the actual addiction? [Us Weekly]
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The Rock Life Recap: Episode 3


Rainbow Jeramy

The boys hit the road, with the express purpose of geting Tony Potato laid. Which shouldn’t be a problem, given that Whitestarr has “girls galore.” Post-show, Cisco describes Mr. Potato as “a dancer, a lawyer, an overall renaissance man, but he cannot follow through on anything.” A heart-to-heart ensues after a crestfallen Tony leaves the backstage area to take a leak, and Cisco follows him into the bathroom. Apparently Tony’s trouble isn’t the fact that he’s overweight, balding and in a struggling band (what girl wouldn’t want that!?!), but that he has no follow through.

The band embark on a tour, playing 28 shows in 30 days to bring the music to the people. Cisco doesn’t seem to think of what he does as “touring and playing music” so much as pirating: “taking what we need and leaving some scurvy…new town every night, new girl every night.” This proves more difficult for Tony. In one particularly painful scene, Tony has one unsuspecting female in a half nelson, and as she cackles on his lap she says, “I don’t do dancers. I only do rock stars.” Wrong bus, sister.

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The Pick-Up Artist Recap: Episode 2


The Pick Up Artist
In episode 2, the caterpillars begin their (long, arduous) transformations into butterflies. And maybe not butterflies, but moths – with bleached hair and piercings.

Mystery begins teaching the boys about “peacock” theory — dressing slutty to attract chicks. “We can’t wear short skirts, but we can wear tighter pants,” he advises. Yikes. At the end of the lesson, Mystery charges them with creating their own “avatar” or persona. The winner of this challenge will receive a special one-on-one learning session with an actual female. Mystery suggests the group find “accessories that convey sexuality, and go crazy with your hair.” For most of the guys, this is probably the first time someone other than their mom has cut their locks. We can hear the sound of their shells breaking already!

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The Hills Recap – Episodes 1 and 2


Hi, we're The Hills!

Like, let’s all breathe a huge sigh of relief, because The Hills is back with a whole lot of sass, ‘tude, and of course, scandal! Ah, these girls eat scandal up like it’s the last cup of Pinkberry on earth. Delicious.

In the first episode, “You Know What You Did,” Lauren and Whitney are reunited for another year of slaving away at their grueling Teen Vogue internships, where the girls must sit around all day discussing their outfits, guys, and other people’s outfits and guys. Oh – and they occasionally steam a couture dress or two. But now Whitney, as Lauren’s boss, gets paid to do it! Adulthood is like, so amazing. LC immediately fills Whitney in on a bunch of rumors about her that recently made it onto the internet. Is she talking about the sex tape? Or maybe she means the sex tape. Wait – is it the sex tape? Oh snap, we were wrong. Lauren reveals that it was, in fact, a rumor about an “inappropriate videotape.” Yeah, that’s probably what Pam Anderson called it too.

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Biggie Smalls Casting Call



This crossed our desks. We thought some of you might be interested. It seems Fox Searchlight is casting for the role of Biggie Smalls in their upcoming film Notorious. Think you’ve got what it takes? Well, unless you’ve got an endless supply of Cohibas, a yacht and the voice of angel, we doubt it. But go here to apply now anyhow. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

See the full ad after the jump …

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Van Halen Tour: Go Ahead and Jump


Van Halen Reunion Tour

Gas, brake, gas, brake, gas. After hitting some snags in the late spring, the principals of a little band known as Van Halen have finally figured out a time when they can all be together on stage. Their keenly anticipated tour has officially been announced, and the guys, David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen (filling in for uninvited original bassist Michael Anthony), will be bouncing around the country starting in September. “Hello, CLEVELAND!”

Check out the list of dates after the jump. But, actually, maybe you should get reacquainted with the dudes beforehand. Videos are right this way. And if you feel like taking a quiz on old Diamond Dave, have a go at it.

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Blog Best-Of: Fergie’s Foreign Relations


fergie_links.jpgFergie wears traditional Korean garb for a press conference in Seoul. It just goes to show how hard it is to look authentic when your face is made out of plastic. [Dlisted]

- Here are two shots of Carmen Electra in bikinis. That’s four boobs, for those who are playing along at home. [CityRag]

- Should Lindsay Lohan do porn? Or, really, is the question: could Lindsay Lohan do porn? That’s a little highbrow considering the state of her career. [Best Week Ever]

- Matt Damon calls out Ben Affleck‘s bad career choices. Do I sense an aggression-settling wrestling match in their future? [A Socialite's Life]

- Whitney Houston is caught singing…and it isn’t on some random street corner in search of cash. Amazing! Welcome back, diva. [Bossip]

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