February 16, 2010 - 7:05 AM
John Mayer might have a back-up career if this music thing
doesn't work out. In his recent interview with Playboy, Mayer said that
he would love to write a porn film. Now one company, Vivid
Entertainment, is extending an invitation for him to try his hand at it.
In his Playboy interview, Mayer says that his "biggest dream is to write pornography," and that he likes to make up stories and scenarios in his head. Now Vivid says that they are willing to give him a shot at writing, or even directing his own movie.
In a letter to Mayer, Vivid writes, "We believe your incredible talent and
passion, which have touched so
many, can translate into a highly erotic adult film. Your understanding
of the dynamics of relationships would undoubtedly appeal to both men
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Barbara Walters has announced that this year's annual Oscar night interview show will be her last. Walters has been doing the popular interview show for the last 29 years, and Walters now says that it is a case of "been there, done that." Walters made her announcement yesterday on The View, saying, "This special has been a labor of love for 29 years. I
will always remember when Hugh
Jackman gave me a private lap dance or sitting down with the
legendary Bette Davis
or being taught to tango by Al Pacino. It's those priceless moments that
have made this special the Oscar tradition that it has become, but I
truly feel enough is enough."
On a related note, ABC recently announced that Oprah Winfrey's Oscar interview special will air the week before the Oscars. No word whether Walter's announcement is related to Winfrey's special.
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During a taping of David Letterman's "Late Show," Nicole Richie announced that she has become engaged to boyfriend, Joel Madden. The pair have been together for three years and have two children together. The Letterman episode is set to air on Friday, and as of now, there are no additional comments from the couple or their reps.
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Chynna Phillips has checked herself into a rehab center for an anxiety problem. Sources tell People that this move is to "deal with stresses in her life 'and not drugs or alcohol.'" Last year, Phillips' half-sister, Mackenzie Phillips, came forward with a new biography in which she alleges an affair with their father, Papa John Phillips.
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Southwest Airlines is calling mea culpa on the Kevin Smith ouster from one of their airplanes. Linda Rutherford, Southwest's vice president of communications &
strategic outreach, concedes that "we made a mistake in trying to board him as a standby passenger and then
remove him." Writing on Southwest Airlines blog, she continued, "Southwest could have handled this situation differently." Rutherford called it "a quick judgment call that he might have needed more than one seat for
his comfort and those seated next to him."
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Charlie Sheen's gas card was stolen from his car when it was stolen and crashed off a cliff. Since the day of the theft, his Chevron card has been used all over Los Angeles, racking up charges on gas tank fill-ups. Police are investigating the thefts, and will visit each gas station to interview witnesses.
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Speaking of Charlie Sheen, TMZ says that Sheen's wife Brooke Mueller has checked into substance abuse rehab at The Canyon rehab facility in Malibu. The initial stories of Mueller's rehab was that it was for a peaceful recovery after battling an infection related to oral surgery.
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Betty White has responded to the Facebook movement to get her on Saturday Night Live as host. White tells E! News, "I'm just amazed. I would think by now that they've had such an overdose of
Betty White that they'd be throwing rocks instead." No rocks. The Facebook group has more than 330,000 fans hoping to see White on SNL. But would she do it? "That would depend on scheduling and all that," White said. "But who knows?
You can't ever say yes or no or never—you just wait to see what
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Tila Tequila is still tweeting. Tequila tweeted about falling out of a chair, and now she feels like there may be something wrong with her pregnancy. Tequila wrote, "I just woke up in the middle of the night cuz im having these intense
sharp pains in my belly. ... Something is definitely wrong. The hospital gave me a list of symptoms
& this is one of them. ... I told my friend I would just kill myself if anything ever happened."
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Doug Fieger, the lead singer of "The Knack" has died at age 57. Fieger, who was famously known for the hit "My Sharona," had been battling lung cancer.
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Be sure to join Anne Neville back here tonight at 8 PM as she chats live as the Hollywood Rounds of "American Idol" continue.