DAKOTA JOHNSON AND CHARLIE HUNNAM LAND LEAD ROLES IN ‘FIFTY SHADES OF GREY’: Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam have landed the roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. James tweeted on Monday, September 2nd, “I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey . . . The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.”
BROADCASTER DAVID FROST DIES: Veteran broadcaster David Frost, who was famous for interviewing President Richard Nixon three years after his resignation, died on Saturday, August 31st, while on board a British cruise ship to give a speech. Frost, who was 74 years old, apparently died from a heart attack. Frost was famously able to get Nixon to apologize for his Watergate transgressions during their interviews.
‘THE BUTLER’ OVERCOMES EARLY ONE DIRECTION LEAD TO TAKE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: One Direction: This Is Us dominated the box office for the first couple of days of the holiday weekend but The Butler came from behind to top the box office for the third consecutive week. The film earned another $20 million to beat One Direction: This Is Us‘s opening weekend tally of $18 million. The rest of the weekend’s Top Five included: We’re The Millers at Number Three, Planes at Number Four and Instructions Not Included at Five.
‘ROCKY V’ STAR TOMMY MORRISON DIES: Former WBO heavy champion Tommy Morrison who also starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in Rocky V died on Monday, September 2nd, at the age of 44. Morrison tested positive for HIV in 1996 but later said it was a false positive. His wife, Trish Morrison, told ESPN in 2011 that he actually suffered from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, not HIV. No official cause of death has been announced.
CLINT EASTWOOD SPOTTED WITH MYSTERY WOMEN: Actor Clint Eastwood recently announced that he was separated from his wife of seventeen years, Dina. Well the 83 year-old actor was recently photographed dropping off a mystery blond at the LAX Airport. The woman allegedly spent the night at Eastwood’s Los Angeles home.
CHECK IT OUT: To see a photo of Clint Eastwood’s mystery blond go to: http://tinyurl.com/kooskgk
JAMIE-LYNN SIGLER POST CUTE PHOTO OF NEWBORN: Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler gave birth to her son, Beau Kyle Dykstra, on Thursday, in Los Angeles. She posted a photo of her holding the newborn’s hand on Instagram with a caption that read, “We hold hands cuz we are besties.” There were no facial shots of the child who is her first with baseball player Cutter Dykstra.
CHECK IT OUT: To see a photo of Sigler and Beau holding hands go to: http://tinyurl.com/ne95fsq
KATE BOSWORTH GETS HER DREAM WEDDING: Actress Kate Bosworth married director Michael Polish in Montana at the Ranch at Rock Creek on Saturday, August 31st. According to Martha Stewart Weddings, Bosworth wore an ivory radzimir-satin strapless Oscar de la Renta strapless ball gown that had a “sweeping eight-foot-long, 16-foot-wide train.” Actress Lake Bell attended the wedding. Full wedding details will be included in the winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings which hits newsstands on December 30th.
Lamar Odom – DUI
Lamar Odom was arrested for DUI early Friday morning (August 30th) in the San Fernando Valley. According to TMZ, Lamar was caught at around 4 am on the 101 Freeway by California Highway Patrol. He was driving his white Mercedes SUV. He was taken to a nearby police station, where he was held on $15,000 bail.
Cops say that Lamar was driving too slow — 50 mph. Lamar didn’t immediately respond to cops and drove 3 exits before finally coming to a stop. Cops say that when he was stopped, he was obviously intoxicated and smelled like alcohol. They also
believed that he was under the influence of drugs — although no drugs were found in the car. Lamar failed numerous field sobriety tests. The site also reported that when Lamar was booked, he refused all chemical tests, which reportedly led to a one-year suspension of his license.
- Lamar was released hours later.
Seth Meyers Gets Hitched
Comedian Seth Meyers got married on Sunday, September 1st, on Martha’s Vineyard to his longtime girlfriend, Alexi Ashe. Prior to the wedding, a source told People magazine, “They are so in love and really excited for their big day . . . They were really excited to celebrate their big day with all their close friends and family.”
- Meyers also shared how he proposed with the mag. He said, “I tied the ring in a bow around our dog’s collar. I just had to sit there looking at the dog. I was like, ‘The dog’s going to eat the ring!’”
- Some of the guests at the wedding included: Olivia Munn, Allison Williams, Ali Larter, Rashida Jones, Jack McBrayer, Lorne Michaels, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Taran Killam, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Will Forte and Kenan Thompson.
- Meyers and Ashe met at a friend’s wedding a few years ago. Ashe is a human rights lawyer.
- Meyers will be hosting NBC’s Late Night next year.