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Since being posted to YouTube two days ago, Ron Jeremy’s four-minute video of ‘Wrecking Ball’ has earned more than 1.2-million views. (BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS)
Since being posted to YouTube two days ago, Ron Jeremy’s four-minute video of ‘Wrecking Ball’ has earned more than 1.2-million views. (BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS)

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MONEY SHOT

Eighties-era porn star Ron Jeremy is drawing notice for his parody of Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball video. In the remake version, Jeremy, known in porn circles as “The Hedgehog” for his portly frame and abundant body hair, appears shirtless and displays fake tears on his face as he swings from a wrecking ball. Since being posted to YouTube two days ago, the four-minute video has earned more than 1.2-million views. Portland-based producer Michael Kirchoff says he enlisted Jeremy for the video because he’s a household name. “For a rock-star porn star that image that people portray of him is quite the opposite,” Kirchoff said. “He’s just a regular human being.”

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OSCAR DISS

Meryl Streep is not happy that her friend Emma Thompson was recently snubbed in the Oscar nominations. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, the multiple Oscar-winner (nominated again this year for August:Osage County) expressed her dismay upon learning that Thompson was “shockingly” left off the nominations for her acting work in the film Saving Mr. Banks. Streep said: “I was really shocked and I wrote her a long, heartfelt email saying how badly I felt. And she wrote me back and said, ‘Good.’”

Source: Defamer

PAYING THE PIPER

Kanye West may have to dig deep to pay off the young man he allegedly beat up in Los Angeles last week. The 18-year-old victim in the case has reportedly approached the rapper to request an unnamed sum to settle the matter without criminal prosecution. Sources claim the victim’s lawyer recently phoned West’s representative to express the desire to strike a civil settlement in the ballpark of several hundred thousand dollars. The alleged incident occurred last week in Beverly Hills after West’s girlfriend Kim Kardashian was approached by the teen who began hurling racial epithets in her direction. Eyewitnesses claim West showed up minutes later and allegedly pummelled the man repeatedly in the face.

Source: TMZ

THE NEW BRAND

Two screenwriters have filed a lawsuit claiming Fox stole their idea and turned it into New Girl. Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold claim the hit sitcom is based on their script for a show titled Square One, which they claim to have shopped to various Hollywood talent agencies between 2006 and 2011. Last week, the pair filed a lawsuit in California federal court suing New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether, executive producer Peter Chernin and the Fox Network. The lawsuit also demands an injunction to halt filming and distribution of New Girl, currently midway through its third season. Among other script similarities cited in the lawsuit: “Both protagonists are awkward, quirky women around the age of 30.”

Source: Gawker

YODA’S BACK

Boot up The Force: The long-awaited script for Star Wars: Episode VII is finally completed and will begin filming this spring. Director J.J. Abrams says the seventh entry in the Star Wars franchise now has a completed script and will start shooting in England in early May. Abrams, who co-wrote the script with Hollywood veteran Lawrence Kasdan, was naturally secretive about plot details. “We can’t talk about story yet,” said Abrams while promoting his new NBC drama Believe at the TV Critics Tour in Los Angeles.

Source: USA Today

LIFE IMITATES ART?

Did Robin Thicke blur lines with a bevy of young females in the City of Lights? The singer was reportedly spotted at the Crazy Horse strip club in Paris last Friday night, with actress wife Paula Patton nowhere in sight. Crazy Horse management even posted an online announcement regarding Thicke’s visit to their premises, which included a picture of him cozying up to several of the dancers. The club deleted the photo from their website, but not before it was picked by French bloggers.

Source: Radar

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