This week in absurd rich people problems…
The Mongolian government says it’s finally getting its missing Tyrannosaurus skull back, because of Mr. Nicholas Cage!
Here’s the origin story of the thing: after being smuggled into the US, the 65 million year old skull was auctioned off in Manhattan back in 2007. Eventually, it was purchased by the obscenely rich Cage for $276k (which kinda sounds cheap for an old T Rex skull, don’t you think? I’ll check the blue book).
Multiple law enforcement agencies have been trying to track down the skull, and say the current owner (most likely Cage) gave it up without a fight. According to reports from TMZ, Cage outbid Leonardo DiCaprio for the skull, so that also kinda feels like a bummer for the actor. Can’t National Treasure your way outta this one, Cage.
He’s not in any trouble now, but officials are clearly keeping an eye on the actor because they think he might be key in finding the person who smuggled the bones into the U.S. in the first place, because the black market for dino bones stolen out of Mongolia is huge!
Cage, keep chill. And don’t buy any plane tickets to Mongolia, mmmmkay?
Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 2:14pm
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Oakes Fegley from Boardwalk Empire AND Robert Redford? I’m interested!
Both actors are in early talks to join Pete’s Dragon, Disney’s remake of its 1977 classic children’s movie. Redford will play a local who tells tall tales involving dragons that no one believes, and Oakes is cast as Pete. David Lowery is directing the feature, which is eyeing a shoot in New Zealand this fall. Oona Laurence (who won a Tony for Broadway’s Matilda) will play the mill owner’s daughter.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, while the original was set in a fishing village at the turn of the 20th century, the new story is set against the backdrop of loggers cutting down a forest. Pete is a boy whose parents died in car crash, and who has been subsequently raised by Elliot, the titular dragon, who resides in the threatened forest.
The project will be live-action with CGI for the dragon.
I know it isn’t Thursday, but this is a real throwback…in a good way!
Posted Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:11am
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Hey, boys around the world! Pippa Middleton is single and on the market! The 27-year-old gal just broke up with Alex Loudon after their year-long relationship.
“After lengthy conversations, they’ve taken what they call a ‘permanent break,'” one insider close to the couple tells Us. Duchess Kate’s little sister met Loudon, a 30-year-old cricketeer turned finance whiz, on a blind date set up by mutual pals.
“They hope to stay friends,” adds a second source. “They’re doing their best to move on in a dignified manner.”
How is the handsome ex taking the news? “Alex is upset but getting on,” a friend tells Us.
Although social butterfly Pippa has seemingly relished her newfound spotlight, Loudon’s “life was turned upside down” ever since he was the outgoing, ever-stylish Maid of Honor’s date for the royal wedding on April 29, his pal says.
Even before the confirmed breakup, Middleton set tongues wagging for her wedding day chemistry with Prince Harry (who’s happily ensconced with love Chelsy Davy) and recent bonding time in Madrid and London with close friend/coworker George Percy.
I’m all for Pippa and Harry!
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Posted Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 at 3:15pm
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Music Producer Phil Spector was charged today with 19 years in jail for the murder of Hollywood starlet Lana Clarkson.
The famed music producer who created ‘The Wall of Sound’ was found guilty of Clarkson’s murder last month. Spector’s lawyers are appealing the sentence, considered by many to be a life sentence for a the 69 year old who is in frail health “He’s adjusting to the circumstances and settling down to wait out an appeal with high hopes. He feels he will win the appeal.”
Prosecutors claimed that after meeting Clarkson, 40, at the House of Blues club in Los Angeles in 2003 , the producer took her home to his Alhambra, California “castle,” where she was shot to death in the home’s front foyer. Spector had claimed that Clarkson killed herself by putting the gun in her mouth, but his chauffeur said he witnessed Spector emerge from the home holding a gun and heard him say, “I think I killed somebody.”
Posted Friday, May 29th, 2009 at 12:12pm
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