HouseGoesHollywood: Oscar nom shocks, bed-swapping George Clooney, Elton a dad again

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It’s been a day for outdoing each other in Hollywood, with the Oscars, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce all competing for column inches … In La-La Land, ego is not a dirty word, it’s de rigueur …

Dlisted reports: “Justin Timberlake tweeted this last night: “Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST…”

“A bunch of people assumed that on January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST, Justin would drop a new single featuring Beyonce and Jay-Z. But nope, on January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST, Justin posted a dramatic as hell YouTube video where he announced his return to music. THIS BITCH’s ego is on steroids, because he’s laying it on thick. Even Jesus didn’t make this kind of announcement three days before Easter. Damn. I’d expect this kind of announcement if scientists found a way to bring John Lennon and George Harrison back to life and they were starting to work on a new Beatles album. Justin is acting like our world has been in black and white ever since he stopped making music and now our world is in color again after announcing that he’s giving us new songs. I know, we should be dropping to our knees and thanking him for ending this dark period in our lives. Bitch, you made “SexyBack”!  Bitch even has a countdown clock on his website. Only musical messiah Pia Zadora should be making announcements like this, not Justin Timberlake.
“The real good news here is that Justin will be too busy with making new music to act in movies. So there’s that.”
And the rest of the gossip universe seems to agree with him. Lainey, for example, bitches: “The same ego that jumped on his wife’s head on the cover of PEOPLE Magazine had to jump in on today’s action so that he could swing his cock around about it later… 
“Yeah, I dropped my album news on Oscar nomination day and it was trending #1 on Twitter over Lincoln, yeah, I did.”

The Bunny isn’t after Hef’s money!

A source has revealed to US magazine that Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, 86, and nude model Crystal Harris, 26, signed an “ironclad” prenup before tying the knot Dec. 31.

“Harris, December 2009’s Playmate of the Month, has not been added to the editor’s pre-existing will. Hefner’s estimated $43 million fortune is promised to “his children, the University of Southern California film school and a variety of charities,” the source says.”

So, why’d she do it then? WHY?

Charlie donates $12,000 to dead pap’s funeral

TMZ reports: “Charlie Sheen is covering a huge chunk of the funeral costs for the paparazzo who died while covering Justin Bieber … cutting a $12,000 check to the photog’s family … 

“We contacted Sheen about the situation, and the actor gave us the following statement: “A tragic incident like this erases the line between the photographer and the subject. It’s an unforgiving moment that begs us all to be human and work as one to prevent this in the future.”

“He continues, “As parents, we are all not supposed to bury our children. My deepest condolences to the families involved.”

Is Elton a dad again?

According to the New York Post: “Sir Elton John and David Furnish have welcomed their second baby via surrogate, sources tell The Post’s Los Angeles correspondent Richard Johnson. The couple are said to have had their second child with the same surrogate mother who bore their first son, Zachary, on Christmas Day 2010. Sources further said the same California-based woman — whose identity is being kept secret — also gave birth to Camille Grammer’s kids. But Elton’s rep Fran Curtis has refused to confirm or deny the new arrival. She told us, “We never discuss our clients’ personal lives,” even while she negotiates with US Weekly for another cover story.”

But the singer’s rep continues to deny it … “Reports that Elton and David have had a second child are false,” she told E! News.

Stay tuned …

Oscar nominations announced – Ben’s shock omission

Oscars host Seth MacFarlane (who?) and Emma Stone announced this year’s Oscar nominations yesterday and all anyone is talking about is Ben Affleck missing out on a nom for Best Director. 

Lainey Gossip wonders whether it means his make-nice-with-the-paps campaign is over: “But he tried so hard, Ben did, you know? He had those kids almost every day he could. And they went to art class and they danced and smiled, those adorable girls with their dimples, and they came so close… So does it stop now? Does he wave the paps away in a huff and stop shaving and wearing nice clothes?”

It’s not all bad news for Ben, Argo was still one of nine films up for Best Picture. The other eight are: 

• Amour 

• Beasts of the Southern Wild 

• Django Unchained 

• Les Misérables 

• Life of Pi 

• Lincoln 

• Silver Linings Playbook 

• Zero Dark Thirty

Via People magazine, here are the nominations for the other major categories …

Best Actor 

• Bradley CooperSilver Linings Playbook 

• Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln 

• Hugh JackmanLes Misérables 

• Joaquin Phoenix, The Master 

• Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress 

• Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty 

• Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook 

• Emmanuelle Riva, Amour 

• Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild 

• Naomi WattsThe Impossible 

Supporting Actor

• Alan Arkin, Argo 

• Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook 

• Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master 

• Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln 

• Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress

• Amy AdamsThe Master 

• Sally Field, Lincoln 

• Anne HathawayLes Misérables 

• Helen Hunt, The Sessions 

• Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director 

• Michael Haneke, Amour 

• Ang Lee, Life of Pi 

• David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook 

• Steven Spielberg, Lincoln 

• Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

For the complete list of nominations, click here

Aussie Oscar joy

Sooooo cool to see Jackie Weaver nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Silver Linings Playbook. She told the Los Angeles Times: “This happening to me was the last thing I expected. Honestly. It’s such a great lineup this year. I didn’t think I had a chance, and I’m so thrilled. I was watching it on television. I couldn’t sleep. I think it might have been because it was a long plane trip, so I turned the TV on and there I was. I did shout out something quite unprintable. Just an expletive.” 

Meanwhile, Hugh Jackman told US magazine: “I hadn’t planned to listen live to the announcements, but when I got into the car this morning to go to work, the driver had the nominations streaming as they were being broadcast. To be honest, it’s very exciting but all a bit surreal, and it hasn’t fully sunk in yet. This is a brilliant awards year that has been defined by an eclectic list of stories that have been told by incredibly talented and courageous filmmakers, and it’s an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as the other nominees in the Best Actor category. Having hosted the show, I have seen so many different sides of the Oscars, but to be an actual nominee is something I never would have dreamed possible.”

Hot pics & clicks

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey suggest playing a drinking game while they host the Golden Globes. The rules are drink “any time an actress cries in a speech, drink. Any time you see a person actively not listening to someone onstage, drink.” Amy added: ‘Any time someone says, “I didn’t prepare anything!” before Tina chipped in: ‘Any time anyone thanks Harvey Weinstein, eat a meatball sub!’

* You won’t believe how alike Reese Witherspoon and her daughter look in this pic – more twin sisters than mother and daughter!

Lindsay Lohan‘s been accused of stealing again. I’m so over it, I can’t even be bothered giving details. But click here if you want to know more. 

* Here’s Beyonce‘s new GQ cover. She ends the interview inside with these amusing words: “I now know that, yes, I am powerful. I’m more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand.” Ah, celebrities, they make me giggle. She also chose yesterday to officially announce that Destiny’s Child are returning with a new, original album, Love Songs.

George Clooney and Rande Gerber have teamed up to launch Casamigos tequila and have even made a TV commercial to publicise it, filmed at one of George’s homes. The ad shows George and Rande bed-swapping with their partners,  Stacy Keibler and Cindy Crawford. Yep, it’s pretty pervy. Check it out here

Gwyneth Paltrow reveals on her website, Goop: “We are just back from an amazing (and sadly short) holiday at Sugar Beach– A Viceroy Resort in St Lucia. It was heaven.” I’ve just Googled the pics and it is. I now have my decorating inspiration for my when-I-win-the-lottery house. Check it out here.

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