Friday, June 6, 2008

latest from HOLLYWOOD- Friday, 6th June 2008


A catastrophic water shortage could prove an even bigger threat to mankind this century than soaring food prices and the relentless exhaustion of energy reserves, according to a panel of global experts at the Goldman Sachs "Top Five Risks" conference. Nicholas (Lord) Stern, author of the Government's Stern Review on the economics of climate change, warned that underground aquifers could run dry at the same time as melting glaciers play havoc with fresh supplies of usable water.


Twelve (12) members of the White House staff along with approximately 295,000 other "influencers," worldwide.


***The Hollywood Reporter's top editor, Elizabeth Guider, has been secured as the next L.A. Leadership Council's guest of honor.

The cocktail party, which is expected to sellout, will take place on Tuesday, June 17th at McCormick & Schmick's in Beverly Hills and will focus on the future of Hollywood.

***The Screen Actors Guild will hold a special session of its executive committee Friday, at which president Alan Rosenberg and national executive director Doug Allen will seek to persuade dual card-holders to oppose ratification of the deal recently agreed to by AFTRA and the studios and networks.

***On Thursday night, CBS is unveiling "Swingtown," a drama set in the 1970s that feasts on the comic decadence of the sexual revolution.


***Guests of Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller's wedding crashed Prince's "21 Nights" book party in Bel Air the other night.

"Charlie and Brooke live right down the block, so a huge group from the wedding came in and partied all night," said one party goer.

"It was easy because they live in the same gated community, and once you're in, you're in."

Prince sang old hits such as "Purple Rain" for the 200-plus crowd, which included Olivia Newton-John, Olivier Martinez and Eddie Murphy.

***Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at Café Roma in Beverly Hills.

***Rant columnist Ericka T. Bass using the men's room at Canter's Deli on Fairfax in L.A.

***New York Gov. Paterson slurping oysters at the River Cafe in NYC en route to the Summer Sizzle at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, missing Sen. Joe Biden and his very attractive wife, Jill, who arrived later for a quiet dinner for two.

***Michael Kors - with his mother, Joan, a former model - weeping near the end of "A Catered Affair" in NYC and telling Harvey Fierstein backstage he's a sucker for a good "tearjerker."

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Amy Winehouse Back on Stage - Amy Winehouse took the stage in Lisbon for a short performance and, as usual, did and said some seriously strange things. Running Time: 3:18.


***HarperCollins issued a release late last night officially announcing that Jane Friedman was stepping down as head of HC immediately.

She is being replaced by Brian Murray, who last year was appointed president of HC's worldwide operations.

Apparently, sources say, Friedman's departure -- which was her own decision, though its origin is unclear -- was scheduled to be announced "in a dignified manner" in a few weeks, but when the news leaked HC made it official.


Yesterday Barack Obama named a three-person team including Caroline Kennedy to lead his search for a running mate Wednesday while expressing confidence that the Democratic Party would soon unify after a bruising battle for the presidential nomination.

All 295,000 LBN E-Lert readers in 11 time zones got the new delivered to them BEFORE.....ABC News, MSNBC, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, CBS News, and USA Today.


For a woman who just got busted for crack, Tatum O'Neal was incredibly friendly and forthcoming with the paparazzi on the streets of New York today.


***Louis IV of France had a stomach the size of two regular stomachs.

***Babies are born without knee caps.

They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

***Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name.

***The first hard drive available for the Apple ][ had a capacity of 5 megabytes.


Army Archerd, Hollywood's Original Blogger, is reading Right Is Wrong by Arianna Huffington.


"There are delegates, super-delegates, pledged delegates, lemon-pledged delegates and of course, farmer-in-the-delegates" - Jimmy Kimmel on the Democratic party's nominating process.


On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded just after claiming victory in California's Democratic presidential primary.

Gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was immediately arrested.

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