December 13, 2011 | G-BLOG
Ryan Gosling Got “The Notebook” because he wasn’t handsome or cool
RYAN GOSLING has made millions of women swoon in “The Notebook”. But the ironic thing is that he only got the part because director Nick Cassavetes didn’t think he was that attractive.
(Nice!) Ryan says, quote, “[Nick] called me to meet him at his house. When I got there, he was standing in his back yard, and he looked at me and said, ‘I want you to play this role
because you’re not like the other young actors out there in Hollywood. “‘You’re not handsome, you’re not cool, you’re just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts.'”
Growing up in Canada, Ryan says he was, quote, “a lonely child. I didn’t do well in school and TV was my only friend.”
And what inspired him to get into acting? RAQUEL WELCH and the Muppets. He says, quote, “One day, I saw Raquel Welch on ‘The Muppet Show’. She was dancing with this big furry
spider and I immediately fell in love. She was the first crush I ever had, and I thought, ‘How do I get to meet this woman?’
“And then I thought, ‘Well, she’s on TV, so to meet her I have to get on TV myself.'”
SNOOP is set to Coooommme Onnnn Dooowwwwn!!
Next month, we’re going to find out if SNOOP DOGG has any idea what regular people pay for things like spatula’s and living room sets… because he’s going to be a contestant on
“The Price Is Right”. Snoop is participating in the show’s first ever celebrity week. He’ll compete against regular, non-celebrity contestants on Monday, January 2nd.
Snoop will be followed by JENNY MCCARTHY on Tuesday, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS Wednesday, Chris Daughtry on, and HEIDI KLUM on Friday’s star.
Of course the celebs will be playing for charity with Snoop’s winnings going to his Youth Football League.
By the way, it sounds like Snoop did pretty well. Producer Mike Richards says, “Let’s just say Snoop knows more about the price of grocery items than you might think!”
Russell Simmons vs Lowes
You can count Def Jam founder and media mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS among the mass of people who are upset with Lowe’s for pulling its ads from TLC’s “All-American Muslim”
seemingly because of its POSITIVE portrayal of Muslims. The company stopped runnin ads saying the show is propaganda that riskily hides the islamic agenda’s clear and present danger. . .
Russell is protesting Lowe’s by buying up the ad time that the store vacated for the upcoming episode of “All-American Muslim”.
He’s promoting his “Rush” Visa card. Russell Tweeted, “Just purchased remaining spots for #AllAmericanMuslim for next week. The show is now sold out! Keep your money @Lowes,
and we’ll keep ours.” He’s also promoting a petition, which asks Lowe’s to, quote, “stand up against the bigots of the anti-Islam / Islamophobia industry, whose most concerning
complaint is that the show is intent on humanizing American Muslims . . . as though humanization were not an American value.” As of late last night, the petition had 18,500 signatures.
(The petition is up at SignOn.org.)
Charlie Sheen Tried to Tweet His Phone Number to Justin Bieber . . . But Ended Up Tweeting it to 5 million people.
CHARLIE SHEEN’S phone BLEW UP last week when he tried to direct-message his number to JUSTIN BIEBER . . . but ended up posting it on twitter where his 5 million followers could
see it. He typed, “310-954-7277 Call me bro. C” . . . and stuff got real. A source says, “Charlie’s phone immediately went into meltdown. It was ringing wildly, and he got 1,800 text
messages in minutes. “Charlie saw the funny side and answered the phone a few times, saying things like ‘Ray’s Pizza’ and ‘Winning.’
“But his phone just continued ringing and buzzing and eventually he just shut it down and opted for getting a new number.
Albums out this week include
“Anthem Inc.”, by Naughty by Nature . . . Their seventh album reunites all three original members, and features a 20th anniversary version of their hit “O.P.P.”. featured artists include Queen Latifah, Jaheim, and Joe.
“Mac & Devin Go to High School”, Snoop & Wiz Khalifa
“Back To Love”, Anthony Hamilton
“Welcome Reality”, the British dub step group Nero . . . It includes their hit “Promises”, and a remix of The Jets’ song “Crush on You”.