It wasn’t me, it was ... me
Rapper 50 Cent took to “Good Morning America” on Friday to defend his absolutely horrendous first pitch at the Mets game earlier in the week.
“It was Curtis,” he said, referring to himself by his real name, Curtis Jackson. “See, I was trying to get Curtis to be more like 50 Cent. 50 Cent is a star, and Curtis just does things for no reason.”
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To make matters worse, Fitty said he was pulled over by New York City police after the game.
“I was a little nervous when he pulled me over,” 50 said. “I was like, ‘Oh no, what did I do,’ and then he said, ‘You know that pitch was terrible.’”
Don’t like the odds on this one
Lionsgate Studios wants to create theme-park attractions based on “The Hunger Games,” which sounds like a great idea. After all there’s no way an attraction based on a sci-fi story where teens and young adults murder one another could possibly go wrong.
We hope she’s not reading this
Actress Charlize Theron says in no uncertain terms she’s sick of the tabloid press.
“I don’t (Google myself) — that’s my saving grace,” she told Sky News. “When you start living in that world, and doing that, you start feeling raped.”
The Sky News correspondent asked her if she meant for that comment to come across so strongly.
“Well, when it comes to your son and your private life,” she said. “Some people might relish in all that stuff, but there are certain things in my life that I think of as very sacred, and I am very protective over them.”
Three directors are said to be in the running to replace Edgar Wright at the helm of Marvel’s “Ant-Man” movie. They are:
Adam McKay, director of “Anchorman” and “Talladega Nights”
Rawson Marshall Thurber, director of “We’re the Millers.”
Ruben Fleischer, director of “Zombieland” and “Gangster Squad.”
Wright left the project earlier this week after creative differences with Marvel Studios, which allegedly didn’t like the direction Wright was taking the franchise.
“Ant-Man,” starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, is scheduled to open July 2015. They better get crackin’....
Meanwhile, in other Marvel movie news: Josh Brolin will voice the big, bad, purple villain Thanos in upcoming Marvel movies. We first glimpsed Thanos at the end of “The Avengers.” We supposedly will see him again in this summer’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
The ‘Game’ returns!
Because of a Memorial Day weekend interruption, “Game of Thrones” fans have had to endure a two-week wait for Sunday’s episode, featuring the showdown between the Mountain (Hafpor Julius Bjornsson) and Prince Oberyn (Pedro Pascal).
Pascal told the Hollywood Reporter that the battle is every bit as epic as it is in George R.R. Martin’s novels.
“The show upped its game as far as its own production design — which it’s already incredible at,” Pascal tells The Hollywood Reporter. “To be at the center of it, as a character piece in the middle of this world, it was amazing.”
Sunny skies for ‘Reading Rainbow’
If you were concerned LeVar Burton’s effort to resuscitate “Reading Rainbow” would fail, fret no more.
The goal of raising $1 million by July 2 was reached within hours of the campaign’s launch Wednesday on Kickstarter, according to the website. By late Friday, more than 64,000 donors had pledged $2.8 million.
The Kickstarter campaign is intended to help bring an online version to more children for a $5 monthly subscription fee, Wolfe said. An educator-specific format will be created for schools and made available at no charge to at least 1,500 of the neediest classrooms.
Stargazing was compiled by David Frese, who would like America to consider moving Memorial Day so it doesn’t always come midseason of “Game of Thrones.” Follow our Stargazers on Twitter @KCStargazing.