The world of fan collectables just jumped to a morbid new level. TMZ reports that a pair of sunglasses allegedly worn by Paul Walker on the day he died in a fiery car crash have gone up for auction on the site BidAMI.com. The seller claims he was at the accident scene last November and found the eyewear after the wreckage was cleared. The glasses are being sold in tandem with a fire extinguisher that was allegedly used to try and save the 40-year-old actor’s life. As of Thursday morning, the items had received three bids and a top offer of $605 (U.S.).
JIMMY VS. JIMMY
In the viral-video battle between the two Jimmys, give the edge to the new guy. Based on the most recent statistics, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has generated more YouTube activity than Jimmy Kimmel Live. Between the period of March 3 to March 10, video clips from The Tonight Show garnered 27.5-million video views on YouTube, while Kimmel Live was responsible for 7.6-million views. What makes the numbers even more impressive for Fallon is that Kimmel has more YouTube subscribers: nearly four-million compared to Fallon’s 2.7 million.
Source: New York Post
Nicolas Cage yearns for the good old days when only famous people were famous. Talking to reporters at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Tex., the 50-year-old star told reporters, “I started acting because I wanted to be James Dean. … This was before everyone had a thing called a smart phone and before the advent of the ‘celebutard’ – just being famous for famous’ sake. I’m not complaining, but it really sucks to be famous right now.” Cage also cited the example of Lindsay Lohan as a prime example of celebrity fame gone wrong: “What the hell does Lindsay Lohan’s personal life have to do with her performance in The Canyons? It should always be about the work itself.”
Source: Toronto Sun
Newcomer Shailene Woodley is no fan of Twilight. The 22-year-old star of the upcoming sci-fi feature Divergent had some harsh words for the successful book and movie franchise during a recent interview with Teen Vogue. In particular, Woodley was unimpressed with the Twilight heroine of Bella, played in the films by Kristen Stewart. “Twilight, I’m sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship,” said Woodley. “[The protagonist Bella] falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she’s going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people? This is not going to help this world evolve.”
KISS AND TELL
Did Lindsay Lohan really make a list of her celebrity sex partners – and then leave it behind in a bar? In Touch magazine claims that the tempestuous actress penned a list of 36 former bedmates during an alcohol-fuelled night out with friends. The names on the list include her former boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama and singer Max George from The Wanted, along with several surprises: The late Heath Ledger, ex-Disney star Zac Efron, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix. Even more titillating is the fact that the list (which could be a complete hoax, by the way) includes several names that have been blanked out.
The 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman is headed to the Broadway stage for the second time. Sources confirm that director Garry Marshall, who directed the original movie starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, is in New York this week to meet with composers and lyricists to work on the stage adaptation. Also on the production team is heavyweight producer Paula Wagner, who was most recently involved in the successful Broadway play The Heiress, starring Zero Dark Thirty’s Jessica Chastain. Marshall previously attempted to transform Pretty Woman into a musical back in 2001, but the project fell apart at the conceptual stage.
Source: Hollywood Reporter