Dancing with the Stars Has a New Champion

One down and one to go. We now know who won “Dancing with the Stars” and very soon we will know who the big winner is on “American Idol”. Congratulations to the youngest winner ever, 17 year old, Olympic gold medalist, Shawn Johnson. She just barely beat out her French opponent, Gilles Marini, since there was less than 1% of votes that separated the two. So congratulations are definitely due for Gilles as well. Another big winner is Mark Ballas, who is now a two time title winner for ‘DWTS”. Although the show could have easily been done in 1 hour they really milked that second hour and filled it with so much junk… I mean recap…filler stuff.  At least Lady Gaga was good entertainment, not only her two songs “Just Dance” and “Love Game” but the costumes on that woman…whoa!  So that is it for Season 8. Now we will just have to wait patiently to see who the next cast of “stars” will consist of.

You just have to love Ann Curry from the “Today Show”, who was the chosen one that not only got to travel to Cannes, but also got the coveted Brad Pitt interview. And Ann enjoyed every minute of the interview, even going as far as to act like a school girl, giggling and touching Brad at every opportunity. Ann had a 7 minute interview with him and Brad looked like the total superstar today, it would have been hard not to act like that around him, but Ann may have gone too far. Getting down to business, Brad was there to talk about his new Quentin Tarantino movie, “Inglourious Basterds”, which is a World War II movie. Although there have recently been Brangelina trouble in paradise rumors, Brad denies them and says that Angie has been filming her new movie “Salt” while Brad has been the stay at home dad. The two will be reunited in Cannes at the premiere of Brad’s movie this evening.

I think I have to agree with Jennifer Aniston when it comes to John Mayer and his twittering. In fact maybe he should just stick to singing all together. His latest shtick…John is explaining the difference between different kinds of women out there and he doesn’t want the guys to hate him for dating the beautiful women. So here is his explanation of woman…what do you think of this ladies? He breaks them into 3 categories “douches”, “famewhores”, and “showbiz types”. And then he goes on to explain himself. He says the “showbiz types are people who grew up talking to themselves alone in a room for hours until they found some sort of outlet. Once they found that outlet, everything fell into place, except for the fact that they still never worked out why they still talk so much. So you see, though filled with deep emotional voids that can never be filled, Showbiz Types are an important part of your Nations tapestry.” John considers himself a Showbiz type. Thanks for all your twitters and giving us such an in depth look at your theory. Like I said…maybe he should just sing.

Good news for cutie, Chace Crawford from “The Gossip Girl”… he has just been cast as the star of the remake of the hit movie, “Footloose”. This is the movie that jump started Kevin Bacon’s career back when he was just 25. Crawford is 23 and the movie will begin shooting next March.  

The Three Stooges and More

The Three Stooges are coming back to the big screen and you will never guess who will be playing the 3 funny guys. Sean Penn has already signed on to play Larry, and Jim Carrey could possibly be playing Curly and Benicio del Toro is a possibility to play Moe. Not exactly the 3 men I would have thought to play those guys. Hey, don’t get me wrong, they are all amazing actors and Jim Carrey for sure would make a hilarious Curly, but Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro seems a bit serious to play Moe and  Larry. But hey, I am not casting director. The Farrelly brothers who definitely know their comedy have been working on the concept with MGM for awhile now. They feel with the economy the way it is that Americans are ready for a bit of slapstick and who better to deliver just that, then an updated version of the Three Stooges. Production will be starting soon with a release date to hopefully come in 2010.

Good news for 17 year old Shawn Johnson, who has been dancing her heart out on this, seasons Dancing With The Stars. Robert O’Ryan, who has been stalking the young gymnast, was arrested on Tuesday morning. He was found attempting to break onto the set of DWTS. The Los Angeles police said the man was seen “scaling a fence outside CBS studios” just prior to the taping of the show. Thank goodness they caught him when they did because the police found 2 loaded guns in his car as well as duct tape and zip ties which are materials that are typically used for kidnappings.  Love letters and other information on Shawn were found, as well as all of O’Ryans belongings which he had all packed up in his car. It seems that he had permantely left his Florida home to find Shawn, who he believed was “speaking to him personally through the television” and ESP.  HE is currently being held on $35,000 bail. Like I said that was a close call. I bet Shawn and her family can all sleep a lot easier tonight. Love those happy endings!!

Brett Michael’s fans brace yourself….the cover for his new book as been revealed and I must say it is pretty cool. The new book which is called, Roses and Thorns, will hit bookstores on June 23rd and will chronicle his life of “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.” The book will take the reader through his early years in Harrisburg PA, his time with Poison, as well as the car crashes that changed his life. Of course his VH1 show, Rock of Love, is also discussed. You can catch Brett and Poison on tour this summer along with Def Leppard.