While you were sleeping
... brought to you by Patsy and Edina from the new Absolutely Fabulous special. And sorry for not being here yesterday. And sorry for being late this morning (computer bleeping bleep). And sorry for the next two weeks, which are going to be a bit hit and miss due to me having to work this coming weekend and thus having to take time off on other days. Bear with me please. Things should suck less by Sept. 19. Here are some news.
Good times Us: "Thomas Jane picked up a few tricks of the trade before he was cast on HBO's gigolo drama Hung. The 42-year-old tells The L.A. Times that as a struggling 18-year-old actor, he often performed sexual acts with other men in order to pay the bills. "As James Dean said, you're going to have one arm tied behind your back if you don't accept people's sexual flavors," Jane explains. "When I was a kid out here in L.A., I was homeless. I didn't have any money and I was living in my car," the actor recalls. "I wasn't averse to going down to Santa Monica Boulevard and letting a guy buy me a sandwich. Know what I mean?" Jane adds that the experience "blew the doors off my conventional upbringing" and opened him up to new possibilities. "You're a lot more open to experimentation as a young man," he tells The L.A. Times. "And for me, being a young artist and broke in Los Angeles, I was exploring my sexual identity."
More good times "Two porn companies are going head-to-head in a ferocious battle to buy the rights to the Tupac Shakur sex tape ... and TMZ has learned the first bid is well into 6-figures.
Sources close to the person in possession of the tape tell us ... neither company has actually laid eyes on the footage ... but both sites are serious about acquiring the rights. TMZ has confirmed ... one of the potential buyers is a site called YouPorn - and YouPorn honcho Corey Price tells us the site has made an official offer to pay $150k for the tape. According to sources, the person in possession of the tape believes the offer is "way too low" -- and is willing to hold out for more money. We're told the seller has been in contact with a second, unidentified porn site, which has vowed to to beat the current offer - but only if it can screen the footage first. As TMZ first reported, the footage was shot in 1991 ... and it features the late rapper receiving oral sex from a woman while rapping, drinking and smoking a blunt at a house party."
Thanks for clearing that up "Simon Cowell tells Access Hollywood he was misunderstood when he told a trade magazine he’d consider it a “disappointment” if “The X Factor” didn’t pull in 20 million viewers on its first outing on FOX. “That was a slight misunderstanding. I wasn’t saying I want 20 million for the first episode. I said we wanna hit 20 million,” Simon told Access, attempting to cast a new light on his previous comments to The Hollywood Reporter. “Of course that went out there and I thought, ‘I have really opened my big mouth here because anything now under 20 is a disaster,’” he added. “As much as people want you to succeed, there’s a ton of people that want you to fail and I took a bit in the neck that first day.” Simon did, however, tell Access he predicts “The X Factor” will draw in 20 million viewers at some point. “I do believe — in time, because I believe in the show — we’re gonna hit those numbers,” he told Access. “You’ve gotta remember — this is a new show,” he added."
Hitched "Seth Rogen got the girl! The Knocked Up actor, 29, wed longtime girlfriend, writer Lauren Miller, at Kunde Estate in Sonoma, Calif., Us Weekly can confirm. Officiated by a female rabbi, the Jewish ceremony took place atop a hill surrounded by vineyards, with such comedy all-stars attending as Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, The Office's Craig Robinson, director-producer Judd Apatow and wife Leslie Mann (plus their two kids). After exchanging their vows, the bride and groom drove off in a convertible, headed for another spot on the property for the reception. "The wedding was more laughs than anything else," one source tells Us of the three-day celebration. "Every other line was a joke and the crowd couldn't contain their laughter. It was nonstop fun!"
Spawn "Life has imitated art for Jenna Fischer: The actress, whose character on The Office is pregnant, is now a mom herself. Fischer, 37, and husband Lee Kirk welcomed son Weston Lee on Sept. 24, her rep tells People exclusively. "Mom and baby are doing great," the rep says. Fischer, whose character Pam has a daughter and is expecting a son with TV husband Jim Halpert on the show, first revealed she was pregnant in May."
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