Who would bad up Batman?
Apparently Chinese police would… Actor Christian Bale was in China promoting a movie he did there called “The Flowers of War” when he decided to visit Chen Ghuangcheng . . . a blind attorney and activist who’s been under house arrest since his release from prison last year. Bale and a CNN crew went to Chen’s house but it was guarded by police, who told him to leave. Apparently, he took out a camera and started filming the scene, while asking the cops, quote, “Why can I not visit this free man?”
At that point, police shoved him and tried to grab his camera. Bale said, quote, “What I really wanted to do was to meet the man, shake his hand and say what an inspiration he is.”
“I’m not brave doing this. The local people who are standing up to the authorities, who are visiting Chen and his family and getting beaten or detained, I want to support them.”
Someone Needs More Joe Clark in their life!
Remember “Lean On Me” . . . the 1989 movie starring MORGAN FREEMAN as real-life inner-city high school principal Joe Clark? If you remember that movie, then you probably remember Sams . . . he was the big boy Morgan whips into shape. Well, apparently those lessons didn’t take. The kid who played Sams . . . JERMAINE “HUGGY” HOPKINS . . . was BUSTED on Tuesday for allegedly buying 200 pounds of pot from an undercover cop in Arizona. Hopkins traveled from his home in North Carolina to Maricopa County, Arizona to make the buy. After the transaction, police found an additional $100,000 in his SUV . . . and another hundred pounds of dope in a nearby apartment he was using.
Hopkins . . . who’s 38 . . . has been charged with two felony counts of possessing, transporting and trying to sell marijuana. He told police he was just trying to provide a nice Christmas for his family.
It’s Official: Howard Stern Will Be a Judge on “America’s Got Talent”
HOWARD STERN will be a judge on “America’s Got Talent” next season. He’s taking over for PIERS MORGAN, who recently announced that he was quitting the show to focus on his work at CNN. Naturally, this won’t affect Stern’s radio show. In fact, “America’s Got Talent” will move their live shows from Los Angeles to New York City to accommodate him.
Stern says he’ll be much tougher on the contestants than returning judges SHARON OSBOURNE and HOWIE MANDEL. On his radio show yesterday, he said he made this clear to the producers beforehand. Stern said, quote, “I told them that the show has a little too much nonsense. First of all, when these very young children come on, I’m going to want to talk to these mothers who march them out there. “You know, they’ve got to be prepared to lose and they’ve got to be prepared to hear the truth. Don’t call me a scumbag because I’m going to tell your kid he has no talent. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but feelings are going to get hurt.”
2012 Golden Globes
The nominations for the 2012 Golden Globes have been announced, with French silent film The Artist leading the pack with six nods.
The low-budget flick has beaten a number of Hollywood blockbusters to secure the most nominations, ranging from the best acting accolades to Best Comedy or Musical.
George Clooney’s The Desecendants and 1960’s civil rights drama The Help are tied in second place with five nominations, as both films will do battle for the coveted Best Drama award.
Despite not receiving a nod for his role in The Tree Of Life, Pitt was named in the Best Drama Actor category for Moneyball, where he will take on the likes of Ryan Gosling and Clooney for their part in The Ides Of March. The Best Motion Picture Drama category is shaping up to be the most interesting, with The Descendants, Moneyball, The Help, Hugo,
The Ides of March and War Horse all battling it out for the coveted award. The Golden Globes are set to take place on 15th January and will once again be hosted by the UK’s very own Ricky Gervais.
Usain vs Yohan
The trainer of Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake has announced that the two Jamaican sprinters could race each other earlier than expected next year. The pair are due to line up against each other at the Olympic trials in June but they could square off before then if their managers agree and the money is right. Their trainer Glen mills has said “Track and field is not just a sport it’s also a business… so it all depends on what meets are able to afford both runners.” The two are not just teammates but also friends and rivals. Bolt won the sprint double at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and holds the world record for both the 100 and 200 metres, but the younger Blake has quickly emerged as his biggest threat.
Movies out this weekend include:
“Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”
For the third “Alvin and the Chipmunks” movie, the boys are vacationing on a cruise ship when they’re accidentally marooned on a remote island with the Chippettes.
“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”
In the fourth “Mission: Impossible”, a terrorist hits the Kremlin, Ethan Hunt gets blamed, and the President shuts down the agency.
So Tom Cruise has to clear his name and prevent the next attack, with the help of Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg.
If you see it in IMAX, you can also catch a special seven-minute prologue for “The Dark Knight Rises”.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are back as Holmes and Watson, and they’re after Professor Moriarty, who’s played by Jared Harris a.k.a. Lane Pryce on “Mad Men”.
Rachel McAdams has a cameo, but the leading lady is Noomi Rapace, the chick who starred in the original “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.
The Juice with Jemeni (Fri, Dec 16)
Who would bad up Batman?