Perhaps when you're an entertainment reporter, you ought to Google the celebrity - as a precaution! - you're about to interview - before you make a mistake like KTLA anchor Sam Rubin did with Samuel L. Jackson.
Jackson appeared on the news show to promote his film Robocop when Rubin asked him about his Super Bowl commercial. The Avengers star quickly realized that Rubin mixed him up with The Matrix actor Laurence Fishburne - who did a Kia car commercial for the Super Bowl - and was even quicker to chastise RubIn: "What Super Bowl commercial? You're as crazy as the people on Twitter. I'm not Laurence Fishburne!"
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Jessica Simpson has been "obsessed" with her weight her entire life.
The Fashion Star mentor - who lost 60 pounds on the diet program following the birth of her first daughter Maxwell seven months ago, before announcing she is pregnant with her second child - admits she was a yo-yo dieter all of her life.
In a newly released Weight Watchers 360 advertisement in which she teams up with the company's other spokesperson Jennifer Hudson, that will hit screens on Thursday, the 32-year-old star says, "I obsessed about my weight my whole life... I was always on some new life-stopping diet." The former size 0 star then claims Weight Watchers, "let's me be me," and says "I amazed myself."
Meanwhile, Dreamgirls star Jennifer admits that the program completely changed her life as well and helped her lose 80 pounds over the past two years. "I was overweight my whole life. I figured I was just born that way," the 31 year-old singer says.
As promised, Aflac has found a voice to replace Gilbert Gottfried’s characteristic screech. The company announced this week that it has hired Minnesota resident Dan McKeague to replace the comedian.
Gottfried was fired after he posted some tasteless tsunami jokes on Twitter. Aflac’s retribution was quick and furious; they can’t have their trademark talking duck associated with anything that might seem to be remotely tacky.
McKeague, 36, is a father of three who competed against approximately 12,500 other voices to get the gig. Aflac has already posted a video featuring their new quacker. The new commercial will air Tuesday night during NBC’s The Voice.
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Gilbert Gottfried is attempting to do some damage control now that he’s been fired as the voice of the Aflac Duck and offended an entire nation of people. The actor made a dozen offensive jokes about the tragedy in Japan recently, sparking a firestorm of controversy… and he’s still trying to dig himself out of the rubble.
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Winning! Gilbert Gottfried is currently walking the Charlie Sheen path toward success -- he just got fired from his TV gig. No longer will Gottfried power the grating voice of the Aflac duck, and you’ve got Twitter to thank for it.
The comedian went one laugh over the line when he cracked a dozen jokes in a 24-hour period, all of them about the massive catastrophe that occurred in Japan, via Twitter. Some of his ill-timed, tasteless cracks include: “Japan is really advanced. They don’t go to the beach. The beach comes to them,” and “I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, ‘They’ll be another one floating by any minute now.’”
Aflac didn’t think any of it was very funny, apparently. In a statement, the company said, “Gilbert’s recent comments about the crisis in Japan were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac.” They also promised not to rest on their laurels, adding “Aflac will immediately set plans in motion to conduct a nationwide casting call to find a new voice of the iconic Aflac Duck.”
Gilbert Gottfried could not be reached for comment about the situation. Stay up-to-date on all the celebrity gossip -- follow VIP Breakdown on Twitter.
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TMZ is reporting that Tiger Woods is well on his way to winning himself back into the good graces of his former corporate sponsors.
Their sources say that Tiger was spotted shooting a Nike commercial Thursday at the Isleworth Country Club golf course near Tiger’s Windermere, Florida home.
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Although Megan Fox was seen reclining in a bubble bath in her new Super Bowl ad, a hand double was used for close-up shots of her playing with Motorola’s new Blur smart phone.
The model was brought in because Megan has a genetic condition called brachydactyly, which means she has clubbed thumbs. (You can see some pictures of her hands here.)
This was one deal Vince Shlomi probably wish he didn’t make.
According to The Smoking Gun, Shlomi, best known for his ShamWow and Slap Chop commercials, was arrested last month after injuring a prostitute. The product pitchman claimed he simply became physical while trying to defend himself.
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