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3:50 PM ET, October 30, 2009


 Top News:
Seacrest Alleged Stalker Arrested at E!  —  TMZ has learned an alleged stalker of Ryan Seacrest has been arrested inside the E! building where Ryan shoots his daily TV show.  —  Sources say it's the same man — Chidi Uzomah — who attacked Ryan's security guard last month outside an Orange County hospital.
E! Online:
Ryan Seacrest's Knife-Wielding Alleged Stalker Busted—at E!  —  Debuting new music, hosting a radio show, manning the E! airwaves and outwitting an alleged stalker are all in a day's work for Ryan Seacrest.  —  An armed man was caught outside Seacrest HQ on the E! campus just after 10 a.m. …
Hollywoodreporter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Anthony Hopkins to play Thor's father, Odin  —  Anthony Hopkins is in negotiations to play the Norse god Odin in “Thor,” Marvel Studios' adaptation being directed by Kenneth Branagh.  —  The movie's story sees the god of thunder Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions re-ignite an ancient war.
Us Weekly:
Pam Anderson Is “Not Pregnant,” Says Pal  —  Pam Anderson got blogs buzzing earlier this week when she stepped out of a London hotel sporting what some dubbed “a baby bump.”  But her pal, fashion designer Richie Rich, tells the 41-year-old mother of two is not expecting.
Andrew Wallenstein / The Hollywood Reporter:
‘Men in Black 3,’ by way of ‘Tropic Thunder’  —  The men in black are massing.  —  Sony is moving forward on “MIB 3,” the third pic in its sci-comedy franchise.  —  “Tropic Thunder” writer Etan Cohen is penning the script, and Barry Sonnenfeld, who helmed the first two films …
Tim Nudd /
Jude Law Denies Rekindling Romance with Sienna Miller  —  Sienna Miller and Jude Law in 2005  —  While Jude Law and Sienna Miller are both playing to packed houses on Broadway, they are reportedly not reprising their old roles as boyfriend and girlfriend.  —  “Jude and Sienna are just friends …
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Kaiser / Cele|bitchy:
Ashton Kutcher pitches film about Demi Moore & Bruce Willis's divorce  —  The National Enquirer has a very interesting little piece of gossip this week.  Mike Walker (the gossip guy who broke the story on Wall Street 2) claims that Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Bruce Willis are pushing a film based on their arrangement, sort of.
Discussion: CelebNewsWire and Gossip Cop
Jeffrey Slonim /   Ashton Kutcher's Best Friend Is a Rabbi
Sandy Cohen / Associated Press:
Manager: Dennis Hopper has prostate cancer  —  LOS ANGELES — Dennis Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is canceling all travel plans to focus on treatment, his manager said Thursday.  —  The 73-year-old actor and artist is being treated through a “special program” …
Michael Fleming / Variety:
Jackman opts out of Oscarcast gig  —  Thesp didn't want to do show two years in a row  —  While speculation is running high on who'll host the Oscars, one name that can be crossed off the list is Hugh Jackman.  —  The thesp, who's starring on Broadway with Daniel Craig in the drama …
Lizzie Smith / Daily Mail:
'I don't want to rely on airbrushing': Victoria Beckham on why she now exercises seven days a week  —  Victoria Beckham has revealed how she keeps her tiny figure in shape - she works out EVERY day.  —  The fashion designer hits the gym seven days a week so that she doesn't need airbrushing in magazine pictures.
Discussion: and Jezebel
Oprah — Double Standard on Domestic Abuse?  —  Oprah took a hard stand on Chris Brown, but just a few days ago the talk show host allowed another famous alleged woman-abuser on her show — and now the victim says she feels betrayed.  —  The man in question is gospel singer BeBe Winans …
Jay A. Fernandez / Hollywood Reporter:
Reese Witherspoon follows ‘Rule #1’  —  Screenplay by Terrel Seltzer at Fox Searchlight  —  Terrel Seltzer has sold her original screenplay “Rule #1” to Fox Searchlight, with Reese Witherspoon attached to star and produce.  —  Brad Epstein ("About a Boy") is producing the project …
Jeffrey Slonim /
Reese Witherspoon: Single Mom on a Mission
Jon Gosselin: The Spirit Moves Me  —  Jon Gosselin is not going to hook up with Octomom for a TV special, because his “spiritual advisors” had a bad feeling about the project.  Who knew we were spiritual advisors?  —  We got a statement that Jon's “talent” agent sent to the producers of …
Discussion: Perez Hilton and
Scott Harris / Popeater:
Hollywood Careers Launched by Horror  —  Once again it's Halloween, and for most Americans that means two things sure to make you sick: candy and horror movies.  They may not be good for you, but people just can't seem to get enough of either, which may help explain why so many of our most popular stars got …
Discussion: OK! Magazine
Kyle Anderson / MTV Newsroom:
Tom Hanks Sings Beyoncé's ‘Single Ladies’ At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Concert  —  Last night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden (the first of a two-night celebration; tonight's lineup includes U2 and Metallica) featured a series of amazing performances …
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't! and Speakeasy
The Most Blatantly Sexual Pop Songs  —  Sexuality has always been Britney Spears' best weapon, and that's never been more true with the release of her video for ‘3’ — a song that's essentially a 4-minute manifesto on threesomes.  While Miss Spears certainly can craft a steamy tune …
Dave McNary / Variety:
Charlize Theron to star in ‘Mad’ film  —  ‘Max’ without Mel?  New ‘Fury’ in Oz  —  Charlize Theron is revving up for “Mad Max: Fury Road,” with producer-director George Miller set to start filming next August in Australia.  —  British actor Tom Hardy ("Black Hawk Down") will also star opposite Theron.
Beanie Sigel Disses Jay-Z in a New Track, “Average Cat” … Label mates and friends they might have been, but that hasn't stopped Beanie Sigel from dissing fellow rapper Jay-Z. Sigel went on New York's Hot 97 this morning and debuted a new track that disses his Roc-A-Fella labelmate.
Cindy Crawford to Guest Judge Project Runway  —  Project Runway is getting the supermodel treatment!  —  After appearances by guest judges Eva Longoria Parker, Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Lohan and Christina Aguilera, Cindy Crawford will share her fashion expertise, joining Heidi Klum and company …
Discussion: The Insider
Matt / Warming Glow:
DRUNK EWOKS MAKE FOR GOOD TV  —  The hosts of “The Today Show” dressed up in Star Wars costumes for the typical “here's how you can decorate for Halloween” segment, and they hired a couple people to be in Ewok costumes, which was a nice touch.  An even nicer touch?
Kristin Dos Santos / E! Online:
How's This for Nutty?  Eddie Murphy Will Appear on the Top Model Finale  —  Eric Charbonneau/Getty Images; Krista Kennell/Sipa Press via AP Images  —  The professor is in!  —  A CW source tells us exclusively that fans of America's Next Top Model will see a certain famous someone …
Discussion: Movieline and Lifeline Live
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Us Weekly:
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