Author: Deb Medsker (Page 1 of 70)

Kurt Russell hates Scots and Spartans

Upon hearing that Scotsman Gerard Butler, who played the fearless King Leonidas in the smash hit “300,” has been cast as Snake Plissken in the upcoming remake to “Escape from New York,” the original film’s star Kurt Russell publicly disparaged the casting, commenting that the Snake character was “quintessentially one thing. And that is, American.”

To which we say: Settle down, Kurt. The guy held off the entire Persian army for days, using little more than a shield, a sword, and a diaper. We’re pretty sure he can handle a few surly Manhattanites.

“Snoopy go home,” say Brits

Rapper Snoop Dogg has been denied a British visa, which in turn has wreaked havoc upon his plans for a European tour. According to a representative for Snoop, the rapper is “mystified at the decision” and hopes the British government will reconsider.

Hmmm: mystified, huh? Let us help clear things up for you, Snoop. Remember that time you were arrested at John Wayne Airport for trying to carry a collapsible baton on board a plane? Not smart. Oh, and also? That time you were arrested at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on suspicion of carrying marijuana AND a handgun? Yeah, the British tend to frown on that, too. I know, they’re hopelessly uptight, but what can you do? It’s their country, and you have to respect their cultural differences. Racist bastards.

Weiss, Weiss, baby…

He may not particularly look it, but Greg Grunberg is cool. Let us count the ways:

1. He stars as telepathic cop Matt Parkman in this season’s hottest new show, “Heroes”
2. He got eaten by an unseen creature in the pilot for the 2004/2005 season’s hottest new show, “Lost”
3. He played the comic sidekick, yet still got the girl — or at least the girl’s equally hot half-sister — as Agent Eric Weiss on another hot J.J. Abrams show, “Alias”
4. Dude’s in a band. With Hugh Laurie. And James Denton from “Desperate Housewives.” And they donate all their proceeds to charity.

‘Nuff said.

Oh, and speaking of charity: NBC is auctioning off four original paintings from “Heroes” to benefit Grunberg’s charity of choice. Visit for details if you want a shot at hanging “Hiro Battles T-Rex” in your living room.

Ari Gold would be proud. Your mother, not so much

Jeremy Piven has reportedly been banned from all restaurants owned by Asian chef extraordinaire Nobu Matsuhisa after behaving like not just a jackass, but a tightwad, self-promotional jackass, at the Aspen Matsuhisa during the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival:

[Piven] came in with a large group of 12 or more without reservations and asked for a table. It was a very busy night, but a table, although cramped, was provided. On his way out, he made a nasty comment to the manager: ‘Thanks for nothing.’

Piven was at the HBO-sponsored festival to appear on a panel with fellow “Entourage” stars. Allegedly his tip also left something to be desired.

“He left a DVD of the first year of ‘Entourage’ to one of the waiters. [An employee] ran up the stairs and hurled it at him as he was leaving.”

Ahhh, Piven. If only that box set had connected with that big head of yours. If it didn’t succeed in knocking some sense into your melon, it might at least have provided some comic relief by sending your dead rodent toupee skittering to the floor.

[Thanks to Us Weekly for the link]

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