We kind of get why Mariah Carey and James Packer didn't last.
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Part of being a celebrity is being in ad campaigns, because you get lots of extra dough for it! But occasionally, some of the commercials might have been a regrettable choice when they look back on them.
For example, every single time Nicolas Cage went NUTZ for Fever Pachinko he basically gave US a fever! And while he spoke English in all of his ads, others like Harrison Ford actually learned the language! Or at least the lines that he had to say!
Take a look at some of the other most embarrassing and quirky Japanese commercials that some celebs have been in!
Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE us some musicals!
But there are some movies that just aren’t meant to be on Broadway!
It was just announced that the latest flick to find a place on The Great White Way is The Sting and we’re sort of scratching our heads as to why oh why they would adapt this Oscar-winning classic into a musical?!
We’ve definitely got our doubts that the Best Picture winner The Sting will sing its way to musical glory, although anything is possible!
Here are 11 other movies we hope NEVER make their way onto a New York City stage…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Well this was surprisingly candid!
Who knew January Jones had such strong feelings for these two talented people! And when we say people, we mean a man AND a woman!
January bared it all for Violet Grey magazine, she clearly left little to the imagination in her spread, both photographically and in her revealing interview!
But the answer to this specific question certainly had everyone buzzing. When asked if she could bed anyone, dead or alive, the Mad Men actress revealed she would willingly hop in with:
This is a first!
Tickets to the taping of Inside the Actors Studio with James Franco was in such high demand, show producers had to reject 250 "industry professionals" who were trying to get free tickets to the show. Tickets to the show had sold out almost immediately.
Sources at the show said this was a first in the history of Inside the Actors Studio.
And luckily for fans, James did NOT disappoint. After taping, he "stayed another hour-and-a-half after the taping and talked to every single student and fan who wanted to talk."
According to the source, "No one has done that since Paul Newman…the very first guest that ever appeared on the show."
Wow, whatta guy!!!
And what's even more awesome is that so many girls were screaming for the handsome actor, host James Lipton had to stop the interview to tell the crowd, "17 years filming this show and I've never heard a sound like that before."
We'd be screaming too if we were there!
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From human rights organizations like Amnesty International to rebuilding infrastructure at home and abroad, the following are celebrities that have donated the most $$$$ to charitable organizations in 2008.
Paul Newman gave a whopping $21 million to fund health initiatives, education, emergency campaigns and environmental protection before his death last September while Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt gave $13.4 million to build a health clinic in Ethiopia, development in New Orleans and the Armed Services YMCA.
Jesus-worshipping Mel Gibson gave $6.5 million to the Holy Family Church in Southern California, Oprah Winfrey gave $2.4 million to after-school programs across the U.S. and scholarships for students in Whitesboro, New Jersey (Steadman's hometown).
That's it, O?! Considering the money she's got stashed away, she could restore California's economy!!!
Rounding out the list is Barbra Streisand, who gave $1.7 million to fund The Barbra Streisand Women’s Cardiovascular Research and Education Program in El Lay, Leonardo DiCaprio for donating $1.5 million to community development and The Paris Review literary magazine and Nicolas Cage, who gave $1.1 million to Amnesty International.
Damn! We bet Nic wishes he was a little more stingy these day!
And to all those that donated, no matter how much you gave or held out on us - you're an inspiration!
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Just weeks after Paul Newman's death, People has announced its plans to rush a 96-page tribute book about the legendary actor's life to shelves as soon as possible, to the tune of $12 a pop. And People is pocketing every penny.
Understandably, People is a business and like businesses, the mag likes to capitalize on trends, events, and yes, deaths.
It's just that the calculated move seems particularly cold in light of Newman's dedication to charity. Newman's Own, the late actor's philanthropic food company, has generated $250 million to aid others.
But that's business for ya!
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Paul Newman has died.
The legendary actor and philanthropist died on Friday at the age of 83.
He lost a long, public battle with cancer, according to his representatives.
Mr. Newman generously gave hundreds of millions towards helping others during his lifetime. The Vice-Chairman of the thespian's charity, Newman's Own Foundation, issued the following statement to honor and celebrate one of Hollywood's greatest:
Paul Newman's craft was acting. His passion was racing. His love was his family and friends. And his heart and soul were dedicated to helping make the world a better place for all. Paul had an abiding belief in the role that luck plays in one's life, and its randomness. He was quick to acknowledge the good fortune he had in his own life, beginning with being born in America, and was acutely aware of how unlucky so many others were. True to his character, he quietly devoted himself to helping offset this imbalance. An exceptional example is the legacy of Newman's Own. What started as something of a joke in the basement of his home, turned into a highly-respected, multi-million dollar a year food company. And true to form, he shared this good fortune by donating all the profits and royalties he earned to thousands of charities around the world, a total which now exceeds $250 million. While his philanthropic interests and donations were wide-ranging, he was especially committed to the thousands of children with life-threatening conditions served by the Hole in the Wall Camps, which he helped start over 20 years ago. He saw the Camps as places where kids could escape the fear, pain and isolation of their conditions, kick back, and raise a little hell. Today, there are 11 Camps around the world, with additional programs in Africa and Vietnam. Through the Camps, well over 135,000 children have had the chance to experience what childhood was meant to be.
In Paul's words: "I wanted to acknowledge luck; the chance and benevolence of it in my life, and the brutality of it in the lives of others, who might not be allowed the good fortune of a lifetime to correct it."
Paul took advantage of what life offered him, and while personally reluctant to acknowledge that he was doing anything special, he forever changed the lives of many with his generosity, humor, and humanness. His legacy lives on in the charities he supported and the Hole in the Wall Camps, for which he cared so much.
We will miss our friend Paul Newman, but are lucky ourselves to have known such a remarkable person."
Paul Newman leaves behind five children and his wife of over fifty years, Joanne Woodward.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Newman family.
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