Sandra Bullock Would Like Another Oscar Please

Richard Lawson · 08/23/10 01:56PM

So soon! They get greedy so easily, don't they. Also today: Conan's TBS move isn't exactly paradise for his writers, friction on the set of the Nikki Finke show sounds about right, and lots of casting news.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 01/05/10 06:30AM

Actor Bradley Cooper turns 35 today. January Jones of Mad Men is turning 32. Charlie Rose is 68. Diane Keaton is turning 64. Actor Robert Duvall is 79. Publishing heiress Amanda Hearst is 26. Marilyn Manson is turning 41. Former Vice President Walter Mondale is 82. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell turns 66 today. King Carlos of Spain is turning 72. Fashion reporter Steven Cojocaru is 45. Carrie Ann Inaba, the judge from Dancing with the Stars, is turning 42. The Hills' Kristin Cavallari is 23. And former Love Boat actor Ted Lange celebrates his 62nd birthday today.


cityfile · 07/28/09 08:47AM

Olivia Palermo sipping a drink in the Village ... Keri Russell pushing son River in a stroller in Brooklyn ... Michelle Trachtenberg shopping with a friend in SoHo ... Rihanna grabbing a bite at the Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery around Herald Square ... Diane Keaton shooting scenes for Morning Glory in Battery Park ... Hugh Jackman carrying son Oscar on his back in SoHo ... Katy Perry flipping off photographers in front of the Standard Hotel ... Blake Lively walking to the Gossip Girl set in Midtown ... Robert Pattinson hugging a fan at JFK ... Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon posing for pictures in Tribeca ... and Russell Brand walking in SoHo with an unidentified female.

Renee Zellweger is the Tiger in Bradley Cooper's Bathroom

The Cajun Boy · 07/02/09 07:07AM

Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger are so doing it, Kevin Jonas is engaged, Hayden Panetierre is totally naked in her new movie, Tinsley Mortimer is dating a German aristocrat and Mischa Barton gets kicked out of a London nightclub's bathroom.

Keaton Injured, Doing Fine

cityfile · 06/29/09 02:23PM

Diane Keaton fell and bumped her head on the set of her new movie, Morning Glory, in Battery Park City this morning. She was taken to the hospital for tests, but she didn't sustain any serious injuries, so she'll be back at work tomorrow. Which is great news for Keaton because, as Ryan O'Neal has discovered in recent days, the media can only accommodate a certain number of celebrity deaths at any one time. [AP]

Triplex at 895 Park Finds a Buyer

cityfile · 04/07/09 07:24AM

• It took a year and a half and three price cuts, but the triplex penthouse at 895 Park that belonged to the late fashion mogul and film producer Charles Evans has gone into contract. The four-bedroom spread, which first went up for sale for $29.5 million in October 2007, had most recently been listed at $15.5 million. [Cityfile, Stribling]
• Mortgage exec Steve Schnall and wife Sherri have dropped the price of their 11,300-square-foot townhouse at 2 North Moore Street, which set a record for Tribeca when it was put up for sale for $35 million a year ago. It's now available for the slightly reduced price of $33 million. [Cityfile, Corcoran]
Donald Trump's son Eric paid $540,000 for the 14th-floor apartment next door to the one he already owns at 100 Central Park South. [Real Deal]
Diane Keaton has cut $1 million off the price of her Beverly Hills home, which she originally put on the market in March for $12.995 million. [Luxist, WEA]

Shopping Mall Mogul Cuts at 960 Fifth

cityfile · 03/11/09 07:18AM

• Real estate magnate Murray Goodman has chopped more than $2.5 million off the price of his four-bedroom duplex at 960 Fifth Avenue (left), which he first listed for $32.5 million in January. He's is still set to make a handsome profit if he can sell it at the new price of $29.96 million: Goodman bought the apartment for just $1.41 million in 1981. [Cityfile, Sotheby's]
• Jason Epstein, a senior partner at the investment management firm Columbus Nova, and his wife Chloe, an agent at Stribling, have paid $4.6 million for a 17th-floor apartment at 255 East 74th Street. [Cityfile]
Diane Keaton has put her 8,434-square-foot home in Beverly Hills on the market for $12.995 million. [Real Estalker]

Martha's Coping Technique, Kanye's 'Shoekeeper'

cityfile · 01/30/09 06:34AM

Martha Stewart is so distraught over the death of her chow chow and her break-up with Charles Simonyi that she's been adopting cats left and right (and throwing them parties, too). Or at least that's what the National Enquirer says. [NE]
• Brooke Shields says the Lipstick Jungle stage manager who stole props from the set swiped cash from her wallet, too. [NYDN]
• Amy Winehouse's house in London was robbed yesterday. [People, The Sun]
Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons have finalized their divorce. Good thing, too, since she's pregnant with Djimon Hounsou's baby. [Us]
Kanye West employs a resident "shoekeeper" to keep track of his 450 pairs of shoes, which is what you'd do, too, if you were Kanye West. [The Sun]

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 01/05/09 07:33AM

Heiress and social fixture Amanda Hearst turns 25 today. Charlie Rose is celebrating his 67th. Diane Keaton is turning 63. Fashion "expert" Steven Cojocaru is 44. Actor Robert Duvall is 78. Former Vice President Walter Mondale is 81. King Carlos of Spain is 71. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is turning 65. And Marilyn Manson is celebrating his 40th birthday today.

Diane Keaton: From Here to Obscurity?

STV · 09/26/08 06:15PM

No one around here really wants to have the Save-a-Fading-Hollywood-Icon conversation every day. But less than 24 hours after Ed McMahon's sad, bought-and-paid-for declaration that "I am officially a rapper," the quiet dumping of Diane Keaton's new film Smother (or the fact that there even is a Diane Keaton film called Smother) leaves us no real choice. The Oscar-winner's latest is her fourth consecutive Straight-to-Flopz™ effort since 2007, as well as the third during that time (alongside Because I Said So and Mama's Boy) in which she's portrayed a suffocating harpy mom. Worse yet — depressingly so — Smother is the first Diane Keaton film in our adult lifetimes that we didn't even know existed until after it opened. Not. Cool. And it's not like rookie distributor Variance Films didn't have a trailer (follow the jump), a decent cast (Liv Tyler, Dax Shepard, Mike White) or even a fun poster to market. So what happened?Part of it is Keaton's own fault. After a tandem comprising Something's Gotta Give (her most recent Oscar-nominated role) and The Family Stone, Keaton has coasted chronically through paycheck after paycheck. We'd seen hints as recently as 2001, when her mob comedy Plan B went straight to video, but her reputation as a selective stateswoman of American cinema slid for real with Because I Said So and the heist flick Mad Money. They combined for $62 million domestically but were generally reviled as beneath their star. And they were beneath Keaton; The Family Stone wasn't going to make anyone forget Annie Hall as a whole, but as late-career matriarch roles go, she was as good as she'd ever been. Then came the DVD- (and hell-) ready Mama's Boy, co-starring Jon Heder and essentially remade as Smother with a date-movie-palatability quotient bumped up. Neither found traction with critics, but Variance didn't bother with press or preview screenings at all. That settled it for critics, with Ebert-thwacking indie grump Lou Lumenick positing "Diane Keaton Scrapes the Barrel" and another reviewer asking: "Does Diane Keaton owe some loan sharks a considerable amount of cash? Are there incriminating photos of her that she’s insistent never see the light of day?" We wouldn't rule it out. And the thing is, she's still so smart and funny and beautiful — too much so for all of this. Smother, Diane? Really? The optimist in us has to move ahead assuming it's a rough patch, but so help us, if we her selling credit reports in a miniskirt on Pimp Ed McMahon's arm, we'll come save her ourselves. This is serious.

Al Pacino Is Still The Man.

Douglas Reinhardt · 09/11/08 03:30PM

Click to viewBoomp3.com Proving that there’s no age limit on sex appeal, Al Pacino had the women swooning at the after party for Righteous Kill. Pacino chalked up his reinstated animal magnetism to the fact that he wears sunglasses at night. Pacino said, “Girls love a guy in shades. True story. I learned that on the set of The Godfather from Diane Keaton.” Pacino also felt that the shades allow him to get away with more. Pacino explained, “I was hugging Carla and I told her that I thought she was Bobby because you know, I couldn’t see anything with the shades on. It was nice.” Photo Credit: Getty Images *A Call To The Bullpen is a work of fiction. Although the pictures we use are most certainly real, Defamer does not purport that any of the incidents or quotations you see in this piece actually happened. Lighten up, people ... it's a joke.

Hollywood Privacywatch: Has Courtney Love Finally Been Domesticated?

Mark Graham · 07/30/08 07:20PM

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Who Knew? The Top 10 Unlikely Vocal Performances From Non-Singing Actors

Seth Abramovitch · 07/16/08 07:00PM

In light of Pierce Brosnan's brave, warbling turn in Mamma Mia—as well as recent news that Kate Hudson would veer off the Bongo Romcom highway to explore the musical theater side roads in Rob Marshall's Nine—Defamer videologist Molly McAleer has compiled a countdown of 10 Classic Musical Crossover Performances. We've ordered these from least to most successful; some of these actors-who-sing are arguably better singers than they are actors, and have gone on to cut their own records. Some are clearly better actors than singers. And some should probably just give up both and become something sensible like a dental hygienist or insurance broker. We have no doubt you have your own strong opinions on notable omissions; feel free to post video in the comments.