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MGM SALES TO CONTINUE MINUS 1 BIDDER
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has reportedly bowed out of the auction for MGM. I think it's a bit of a shame, because News Corp was one of the few bidders to openly declare that it intended to maintain MGM as an independent company.
We'll just keep our eyes peeled on this one to see what happens next.
DUSTIN HOFFMAN & NICK NOLTE TO PRESS THEIR LUCK
In news that you never expected to ever see, both Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte have signed on to do a pilot/TV series for HBO called Luck, set in the world of horse racing, written by David Milch and directed by Michael Mann.
Doesn't that tell you something about the state of Hollywood feature films when two actors with their curriculum vitae decide to drop out of features, and do a cable TV series?
I don't normally do celebrity/gossip bits, but these are just too priceless.
1. David Letterman's wannabe blackmailer plead guilty and got sentenced to 6 months in the county clink.
He was sentenced to 5 years, but Jay Leno's planning to replace him in six months.
2. Lindsay Lohan is suing E-trade for $100 million.
Is she suing because she pissed away her finances on day trading?
She's suing because of these talking babies:
Apparently, she thinks the "milkaholic" baby, named Lindsey is based on her, and wants payback.
Here's a little dose of reality there Lindsey:
If you have the image of being an out of control addict who can't hold on a job after a supremely promising beginning, you have only yourself to blame.
Yourself, and probably also your parents.
But mostly yourself. No one forced you at gunpoint to spend all night getting loaded at a nightclub when you have a 5 AM work call. There is a little thing called free will, I suggest you use it.
Then maybe the next milkaholic baby will be named Britney.