Pitt pressing charges against E!: Brad Pitt is looking to press trespassing charges against E! after a producer and a cameraman for the channel strolled around a Pitt-owned Hollywood Hills property last week. Pitt’s rep tells People: “Yes, we have filed trespassing charges against E! and are exploring our legal options against both the crew that actually trespassed and the network itself.” (People)
Jen and Vince, reunited: On the eve of the DVD release of “The Break-Up,” Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston have been spotted together in London — their first public sighting in months. Us Weekly reports that the actors “shared the penthouse suite at a London hotel, where the pair ordered room service (steak, veal and red wine)” and took in a matinee of the musical “Wicked.” (Us Online)
“Studio 60″ facing the ax? The dwindling ratings for Aaron Sorkin’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” have been widely reported. Now Fox 411 contends that the show is about to ride off into the sunset for good, despite the fact that NBC just ordered three more episodes. As Fox writes, “The order of the three extra episodes is considered by insiders to be a contractual move, and not one based on faith that they will ever be made or aired.” (Fox 411)
Let us now praise Leo DiCaprio: The New York Times Arts & Leisure section gave Leonardo DiCaprio the old Hollywood glamour treatment over the weekend, checking in on the actor midcareer and looking at his films, from “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” to the upcoming “Blood Diamonds.” According to the paper, the actor has “smartly parlayed” his “Titanic” success “into the kind of career few actors can get away with in the age of relentless gossip: a new form of old-fashioned Hollywood stardom that uses celebrity to advance social causes yet rarely lets the public beyond the glittering veil of the photo op.” (New York Times)
Bidding for the distribution rights to “Bruno,” Sacha Baron Cohen’s follow-up movie to “Borat,” heated up last week — Universal Pictures reportedly made the winning offer with a bid of $42 million. (Hollywood Reporter) … The gory “Saw III” was this weekend’s biggest movie, with a $34.3 million debut, while “The Departed” stayed in the No. 2 slot with $9.8 million. (Associated Press) … Kevin Federline’s upcoming shows in New York and Cleveland are reportedly on the brink of cancellation because of poor ticket sales. (Page Six) … The painting of Keith Richards as a pirate that allegedly inspired Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” character is going on display in a London gallery on Monday — see it here. (Daily Mail)
Dame Judi Dench on the size of “Casino Royale” costar Daniel Craig’s manhood: “It’s an absolute monster! Maybe I shouldn’t have said that. How uncouth of me!” (Daily Mailvia BANG! Showbiz)
On Monday, “Weeds” (Showtime, 10 p.m. EDT) has its season finale, as does “Gene Simmon’s Family Jewels” (A&E, 10 p.m. EDT), and PBS’s “American Experience” (check local listings) documents the effort to eradicate yellow fever in the early 1900s.
On the Talk Shows:
David Letterman (CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT): Sacha Baron Cohen, Beck
Jay Leno (NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT): Tim Allen, 8-year-old opera singer Gwyn Mackenzie, Carrie Underwood
Conan O’Brien (NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT): Charles Barkley, Cat Power
Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT): Kim Raver, Bob Saget, Deana Carter and Heart
Jimmy Kimmel (ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT): Eva Longoria, Artie Lange, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (repeat)
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT): LeBron James
Stephen Colbert (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT): Barry Manilow
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