While you were sleeping
... brought to you by Siku, currently the holder of the title World's Cutest Polar Bear Cub. His lazy-ass mom couldn't be bothered to produce milk and now a zookeeper at a Danish wildlife park is forced to raise the cub at home. (That's gotta suck compared to the fun-fun the rest of us get to do for a living). Enjoy it while you can, Siku. Soon some up-and-coming polar bear cub will take your place as Cutest and then you'll be reduced to snarling at bored zoo visitors. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Rasmus Flindt Pedersen).
New additions to US National Film Registry Deadline: "Walt Disney’s Bambi, Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi, John Cassavetes Faces and Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump, are just a few of the 25 movies the Library of Congress selected for the 2011 additions to the National Film Registry of films for preservation “because of their enduring significance to American Culture.” Also selected from the list of more than 2,200 titles nominated this year were John Ford’s The Iron Horse and Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, Billy Wilder’s The Lost Weekend, Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs, Ramón Menéndez’s Stand and Deliver and George Pal’s War of the Worlds. An extraordinary group of personal movies of the famed dancing siblings Fayard and Harold Nicholas — Selected Nicholas Brothers Family Home Movies also mad the list. Likewise a another slice of African American history, Porgy and Bess, made this year’s cut." You know how we all have movies we hate so much that we want to set them on fire and cackle while they burn? No? Just me then? Well, anypyrotendencies, that's how I feel about Forrest Gump.
Getting hitched "Ordinary People" soul singer John Legend is doing something extraordinary – he's getting married. "John Legend and his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, got engaged over the holidays while vacationing in the Maldives," Legend's rep, Cindi Berger, tells People. No further details were provided, but Legend's whereabouts this coming weekend are being reported in Las Vegas newspapers. The singer, 32, will be performing at The Pearl at the Palms on New Year's Eve. His latest album, with The Roots, is Wake Up!."
Probably getting hitched TMZ: "Steven Tyler is domesticating himself ... because his longtime GF was sporting a huge rock on her finger this weekend ... and sources close to the rocker tell us it's an ENGAGEMENT RING! 63-year-old Tyler and 38-year-old Erin Brady hit Maui on Xmas day ... along with a massive new diamond. It's unclear if Tyler proposed before or during the tropical vacay. The two have been dating since 2006. Tyler has been married twice before ... he married a model in 1978 and a clothing designer in 1988." BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE: "Steven Tyler's big engagement news did NOT go over so well with several members of his family ... who are telling friends they simply don't like his new fiancee ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected to the Tyler clan tell us ... several family members have clashed with Erin Brady for years ... and have told friends, "She's just not nice." One source tells us, "She's just been mean to the family." And to make matters worse - we're told several family members have griped that they had no idea about Steven's proposal plan until AFTER he popped the question to 38-year-old Brady this weekend ... and they felt slighted by the omission. Sources tell us ... the family members were hoping they could eventually repair the relationship with Erin, but now, they feel Steven has only widened the divide. Multiple calls to Steven's rep have not been returned."
Perfectly valid reason Us: "The man responsible for spreading the Bon Jovi death rumor fessed up in an interview with the Asbury Park Press. Pennsylvania musician Jeffrey Goho said he started a fake Twitter account in mid-December and reported that the "Wanted Dead or Alive" singer had passed away on a tour stop in his native NJ. "I just kind of took the liberty and started (the rumor), because I was so irritated," Goho admitted. "All I heard was 'Bon Jovi this,' 'Bon Jovi's starting a restaurant'... It was like, 'Jeez, (Bon Jovi) was a household name due to the music, not the business."