Grohl postpones new Foo Fighters Album – Former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has decided to postpone the recording of the in-progress follow-up to the Foo’s There’s Nothing Left to Lose. Grohl, who got back behind the drums for Queens of the Stone Age’s upcoming album, Songs for the Deaf, is expected to join the group on tour this summer, Rolling Stone reports. Grohl will front the Foo Fighters and play drums for QOTSA at the end of the month when both bands play Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Angry Osbournes may prevent second season … – Despite the smash hit it has been for MTV, “The Osbournes” may not return for a second season if the cast has any say. Karen and Jack Osbourne, who star on the reality show with their famous father Ozzy and kindly controlling mother Sharon, has expressed displeasure at having their lives filmed for another three month, the New York Post reports. Sharon is said to be miffed at the tourists that line the streets outside their Beverly Hills home. Sharon and Ozzy reportedly agreed to do another season only if it could be shot at their secluded farm-house in England.
… But everyone else would love take their spot plate – Osbourne mania is luring other entertainment professionals to to try their own hands at the variety show format. TV Guide reports that Cybil Shepherd is shoping around a mockumentary about her own life as an aging starlet. And word on the street has it that MTV is also after Sean “P Diddy” Combs to star in his own reality series
Goldberg shuns ‘Squares’ – Comedian Whoopie Goldberg has decided not to return to “Hollywood Squares” for another season, the Internet Movie Database reports. Goldberg, who has been the show’s center square since its inception four years ago, could not reach a contractual agreement with producers King World. Goldberg made a reported ten million dollars a season.
Ivan Drago to retire from film – Actor Dolph Lundgren has announced his retirement from film. The muscle-bound actor, best known for his roles in 1985s “Rocky IV” and 1987s “Masters of the Universe,” has announced his retirement from filmmaking. The actor stated that he wanted to spend the next twenty years relaxing with his family, reports UK web magazine Teletext.
Disney buys highest grossing film in Japanese history – Disney has bought the rights to Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s animated masterpiece “Spirited Away” for US distribution. Zap2it.com reports that the 2001 film, which is currently the highest grossing film in Japanese history, will be released in the states this upcoming Fall.
Dude, we really hope you’re joking – Fox is in final negotiations to begin filming “Seriously, Dude, Where’s My Car,” in summer 2003, Variety reports. The film is a sequel to 2000s “Dude, Where’s My Car,” starring Ashton Kutcher (“That ’70s Show”) and Seann Williams Scott (“American Pie”) as a pair of stoners can’t locate their car after an evening-long blackout. The film was trashed by critics and fans alike, yet Fox’s only problem seems to be Kutcher’s availibility.
Kid Rock to wed Pamela Anderson – The Internet Movie Database reports Detroit rocker Kid Rock (real name Bob Ritchie) will marry ex- “Baywatch” babe and ex-Tommy Lee spouse Pamela Anderson. The couple, who have been dating for about a year, recently bought a house in the affluent Detroit suburb of Birmingham. Lee has two children, and is currently involved in a custody battle with Lee, and Rock has a son who he raises with the help of his sister. This is the first marriage for Rock.