America found its first openly gay professional athlete, "Rocky" is coming to Broadway, and Reese Witherspoon got wasted
NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out, Twitter Erupts: Washington Wizards center Jason Collins made history this week by writing three honest sentences: "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay." The admission by the United State's first openly gay professional athelete (of the four major team sports) is another inspiring step toward elminating damaging stigmas against the gay community, and more importantly, opens the door for more athletes to come out, as well. The best part? A bevy of athletes, politicians and NBA fans poured out messages of support for Collins' courageous decision go public with his sexuality.
'Rocky' Musical Heading to Broadway: Given the rich cinematic history of "Rocky," a character that has had enough heart and determination to punch his way through five sequels, this could be one of the best Broadway shows ever — or one of the worst. Audiences will find out this February.
Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' $200 Million Production Nightmare Exposed: Fans of Max Brooks' zombie novel of the same name are already peeved that the movie barely resembles the pages they've read. Now a Vanity Fair article quoting Paramount execs and screenwriter Damon Lindelof suggests Brad Pitt's high-profile apocalyptic thriller is in more trouble than they thought.
Why the Rock Is the First Pro Wrestler (or Athlete) to Become a Movie Star: The former People's Champion is now one of the people's favorite movie stars, a status very few in life are able to achieve — even fewer from the pro-wrestling or football arenas from which the Rock emerged. Find out how a jabroni from the WWE ventured out to Hollywood and became "franchise viagra."
Exclusive: Will 'Chronicle' Star Michael B. Jordan Be Human Torch in 'Fantastic Four'?: A black actor portraying a white comic book character on the big screen?! What's this world coming to? Hopefully, racial equality. A character's skin color may have mattered when when "The Fantastic Four #1" debuted in 1961, but it doesn't (at least, shouldn't) now. Flame on, Jordan!
'American Idol's' Nicki Minaj Rips Mariah Carey After Ratings Drop; Cites Jennifer Lopez in Tweet: For a non-"Idol" fan, the unchecked aggression between competing divas Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey may be the best part of this season. For an actual "Idol" fan, it's completely distracting from the aspiring singers they're tuning in to watch. But it's hard for any fan of Hollywood Twitter feuds to resist entertaining the feud when the animosity spills onto the internet.
Reese Witherspoon Arrest Video: 'I'm Obstructing Your Justice?': You've read her incredibily uncharacteristic quotes, now watch America's sweetheart-turned-angry drunk berate an Atlanta police officer for doing his job.
Reese Witherspoon Speaks About Arrest for First Time During 'Good Morning America' Interview (Video): Now watch her apologize for it when she's in sober sweetheart mode.
Dr. Drew Pulls Plug on 'Celeb Rehab'; Calls Criticism Over Deaths 'Ridiculous': After the death's of Jeff Conaway, Rodney King, former "Real World" cast member Joey Kovar, Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr and, most recently, country singer Mindy McCready, Dr. Drew — the world's most famous addiction specialist — is finally realizing the dangers of subjecting the recovery process to the reality-TV treatment. Or he's just tired of being blamed for his patients dying.