April 02, 2011
Taking a trip back to April 2, 1996, the cast of the hit show "90210" was busy filming the finale to their sixth season and looking to take a break.
In looking back over the past season of filming, Brian Austin Green said: "It's nine months of a ridiculous amount of episodes. It's going to be nice to sleep for a little while."
When asked whether he still felt good about the strength of the show, Jason Priestley said, "Six years has been a long time to be on TV, but I think that we've been able to keep things new and interesting for ourselves and the show."
"90210" would run for another four years before ending.
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz joins some of Hollywood's biggest names after receiving her own star on the world famous Walk of Fame.
Penelope was joined by family and friends including Johnny Depp for the ceremony Friday in front of Disney's El Capitan Theatre. The actress stars with Johnny in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' which hits theaters May 20.
Johnny called his friend Penelope an "incredible talent" and pointed out that she recently became the first actress from Spain to win an Academy Award. "For me what she is, is above all, a magnificent and magical woman. She's an inconceivably phenomenal mommy, which I've witnessed firsthand... it's pretty incredible," Johnny gushed.
Penelope -- who calls Johnny "the man with the hat" -- credits him with helping launch her career. "I came to Los Angeles the first time in 1994, I spoke no English, I only knew how to say two things, two sentences. One was 'How are you?' the other one was 'I want to work with Johnny Depp.' In the last ten years I've worked with him twice, and that has improved my English. So now I know how to say: 'I want to work with Johnny Depp again'" Penelope said.
Watch the video to see Penelope's star unveiled and to listen to her talk about her husband Javier Bardem and their two-month-old son.
Long gone are the days when Katy Perry was mistaken for doppelganger actress Zooey Deschanel. This certified fashion “firework” has embraced her superstar status, establishing a distinctive and enviable style all her own.
Let's rewind the clock on Katy, and check out a few of the best and worst red-carpet moments leading the star to her fashion transformation!
Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon find forbidden love under the big top in their new period drama 'Water for Elephants,' and Reese says the film is "full of peril and drama and danger and love and romance."
"It's that kind of romance that is about second chances," explains Reese. "Sometimes you can be in your life and sort of trapped in a circumstance that you just can't get out of, and one day someone comes along and throws you a rope and you have an opportunity at a new life."
Based on the best-selling novel by Sara Gruen, 'Water for Elephants' follows an elderly man (Hal Holbrook) reminiscing about his days working as an animal caretaker at a circus. A young veterinary school student (Robert) witnessing the beauty and brutality of life under the big top, he falls for Marlena (Reese), the captivating star performer, and suffers the wrath of her charismatic but dangerous husband, August (Christoph Waltz).
"He falls in love with her at first sight," says Robert of his character. "She just seems kind of magical to him, and she doesn't see herself as that at all. She sees herself as just like a work horse, that's it, and thinks there's no fantasy in life and all, and he just refuses to see her as anything else other than this complete fantasy figure."
Watch the sparks fly when 'Water for Elephants' comes to town April 22, 2011.
TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau unites with her '80s music idol Debbie Gibson for a lunchtime gabfest in Hollywood and reveals exciting comeback news!
And no, we're not talking about another Broadway performance or a one-woman show, the 40-year-old entertainer says she would like a "Tina Turner, Cher" comeback. As long as she plays "Electric Youth" and rocks a high one-side ponytail (at least once), we'll be in the front row shaking our neon plastic bangles.
Click the video to hear just how the still-stunning Gibson is going to revamp her '80s days of glory.
Debbie is also announcing her May 2 inaugural gala at the Oheka Castle in Huntington, NY to benefit her Gibson Girl Foundation, which awards music scholarships to underprivileged kids. That's pretty awesome.
Prince William told reporters Thursday that his upcoming wedding in less than a month is "quite a daunting prospect."
William will wed Kate Middleton on April 29, and he told reporters, "I was telling everyone I did the rehearsal the other day and my knees started tapping quite nervously."
He continued, "It's quite a daunting prospect but very exciting and I'm thoroughly looking forward to it but there's still a lot of planning to be done in the last four weeks."
When it comes to the couple's future life in Anglesey, Wales, where he just graduated as a search and rescue pilot for the Royal Air Force, William said, "The beach is here and the general life is great to settle in and knuckle down to a proper job. We are left alone, it's good."
Click to see pics of William on the job as a pilot, and his royal grandparents' visit to his workplace.
From David Beckham to Vanessa Hudgens to Ellen Pompeo, TheInsider.com caught the stars out and about and have all the exciting footage in this edition of Paparazzi GPS!
David was spotted getting into his sports car after his appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." During his interview, the soccer icon spoke to Jimmy about his wife Victoria expecting a daughter and revealed that his son Romeo suggested that had the baby been a boy, he could be named Justin Bieber Beckham.
'Sucker Punch' gal Vanessa Hudgens makes a splash in London as she happily signs autographs and snaps pictures with fans after concluding an interview with the BBC's Radio One.
Finally, "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo stays mum on the show's musical episode when questioned by paparazzi in Hollywood.
Michael Jackson's kids -- Prince, Paris and Blanket -- made a rare public outing this week and our cameras caught them.
With two security guards trying to block cameras at every turn, the kids attended a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards GBK gifting lounge with aunt La Toya Jackson to pick up some free swag. Blanket was mostly quiet and keeping to himself; Prince wore dark shades and sucked on a candy stick; while Paris wore a black Michael Jackson T-shirt in tribute to her dad.
At one point all four posed for a photo, with Paris holding a Red Cross flag in support of their efforts to help the victims of Japan.
"We're giving 20 percent back to the Red Cross, frankly because Japan is in such dire need right now, and we want to raise as much money as possible for them," Gavin Keilly, Founder/CEO of GBK Productions, told "The Insider." "The Jackson kids just came through and they had a fantastic time. They got bikes and they got candy and a brand new baseball game. It's just awesome. … This suite is all about discovering the kid in you."
Also seen at the gifting lounge was 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules' star Zachary Gordon.
Carrie Ann Inaba got engaged on live TV in New York City Thursday morning, and that same night she was spotted with her brand-new fiancé Jesse Sloan, arriving at the airport in Los Angeles.
Carrie Ann beams as Jesse holds her hand tightly while photographers congratulate the couple as they navigate the airport hustle and bustle. The "Dancing with the Stars" judge was thrown for a loop Thursday morning when, while guest hosting on "Live! With Regis & Kelly," Jesse proposed.
Watch to see Carrie Ann flash her beautiful engagement ring.
TheInsider.com is inside Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel's "Dancing with the Stars" rehearsal and Kendra says this week's focus is on "chemistry and legs."
The pair will be showcasing "The Power of Love" next week and they are promising a "steamy hot" routine to convey love between two people.
Kendra says even though she definitely considers herself a tomboy, she's playing the lady role every week for "DWTS." The reality star says rehearsals are going well, but she's sore from the workouts. She even jokes that all is good, "except for my neck, my back, my feet and my legs."
Watch the video to get a sneak peek of the duo's sexy dance moves and to hear what Kendra has to say about judge Carrie Ann Inaba getting engaged! "Dancing with the Stars" airs Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC.
Jumping back to April 1, 2005, Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's comic book 'Sin City' was opening in theaters.
Stars Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro, and Mickey Rourke joined Rodriguez on the red carpet to support the film.
'Sin City' follows three different stories that were each shot separately. Bruce Willis compared it to another classic film he worked on. "It was kind of like 'Pulp Fiction'," Bruce said. "It was three little segments. Nobody saw anyone else's stuff, so it was kind of cool."
'Sin City,' made nearly $160 million at the box office.
Tattoos, shaved heads and a monkey - sounds like the boys from 2009's 'The Hangover' are back in a similar scenario but different country in 'The Hangover Part II,' in theaters May 26, and The Insider has the exclusive full length trailer!
Phil (Bradley Cooper), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to Thailand for Stu's (Ed Helms) wedding. The gang opts for a passive bachelor brunch in light of the events that took place two years ago in Las Vegas and soon realize it becomes anything but once the drinking ensues.
'The Hangover Part II' is sure to deliver the laughs like its original counterpart. Click on the link above to see the hilarious new trailer!
"Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba got engaged on "LIVE! with Regis & Kelly" Thursday morning where Jake Gyllenhaal was a guest, and the actor told the story from his point of view at the 'Source Code' screening in New York City.
"It was a surprise for all of us," said Jake, who jokingly presented Carrie Ann with an engagement ring towards the top of the morning show, not knowing of the proposal that lied ahead.
At the end of the show, the real engagement took place when the "Dancing" judge's boyfriend, Jesse Sloan, dropped down to one knee and popped the question.
Jake revealed that Thursday morning's shocker wasn't the first time he was caught off guard by a marriage proposal, saying, "I was actually once staying at a hotel and I saw, outside of my room, a guy proposed to a girl... I opened the door and I was like, 'Congratulations!'"
Jake develops his own romantic tale in the movie 'Source Code,' playing the love interest of Michelle Monaghan.
"It's very fast paced," Michelle said of the movie. "It's thought provoking and at the heart of it is a love story with Jake Gyllenhaal, so you can't go wrong."
'Source Code' opens April 1.