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This Week's Biggest Losers 07/28/06

7/28/2006 10:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

On this last weekend in July, many of our favorites are hunkered down in places like St. Tropez, St. Barths or the St. Regis Resort in Bora Bora. But there's still plenty of heat wave-induced stumbling to contemplate right here in the Zone.

Miami Vice - then and now! Top: Philip Michael Thomas and Don Johnson Bottom: Jaime Foxx and Colin Farrell



Philip Michael ThomasPhilip Michael Thomas:
In the shadow of this weekend's big screen "Miami Vice" movie, the stars of the original 1984-89 NBC TV series find themselves at opposite ends of the gravy boat. Crockett (Don Johnson) has a new movie in the works, a resurrected TV series ("Just Legal", re-airing on The WB beginning August 6th) and another small screen pitch with writer-director Ron Shelton ("Tin Cup", "Bull Durham"). Tubbs (Thomas) has a small part in a TV commercial promoting the just-released Totally 80's edition of Trivial Pursuit, alongside the likes of Charlene Tilton and Kelly LeBrock. Did the psychic friends Thomas used to work with see this coming? Probably no more clearly that the idea of the 57-year-old actor getting neither a cameo or courtesy red carpet invite from his one-time executive producer, Michael Mann.

Tori SpellingTori Spelling:
Math may not be one of this gal's strong suits, but even she can probably figure out that $500 million minus $800,000 equals a whole lot of money left over. The first amount is a low estimate of her recently deceased father Aaron's vast fortune; the latter is the rumored spoils Tori has been left via a will revised just three months before dad's death on June 23rd. Still, Tori and her publicists may be pushing it by having her shown in the new US Weekly article "Tori's Heartbreak" shopping in Canada with husband Dean McDermott at a thrift store. Even more ironic is the sight in same-said article of the couple scanning lottery tickets. Honey, you had a winning Hollywood power ball lottery ticket in your hands, but you blew it.

Kevin SmithKevin Smith: It was great fun to read about the "Clerks II" filmmaker's dust-up last week with "Good Morning America" blurbmeister Joel Siegel. But too much of a good thing can take the shine off the old routine. On a RottenTomatoes.com discussion forum this week, under the handle "ThatKevinSmith," the filmmaker defended his sequel's opening weekend box office performance by pointing out that $10 million was double the $5 million it cost to make, but failing to mention that the film's marketing budget is in the $20 million neighborhood. Shortly thereafter, he engaged in another journalistic feud with "L.A. Weekly" columnist Nikki Finke, over her assertions that the 10,000 civilian credits added to the end of the film through a MySpace.com contest were a disgrace. The only thing left is to give Richard Roeper the finger instead of the thumb when he sits in for Roger Ebert on an upcoming show.

Eddie Van HalenEddie Van Halen:
Rupert Murdoch's News of the World may have been all wet about those George Michael-Hampton Heath allegations, but his New York Post just unleashed a doozy via Page Six. According to the gossip column, former rock guitar god Eddie Van Halen has decided to contribute a pair of songs ("Rise", "Catherine") to "Sacred Sin," an upcoming X-rated film directed by his friend Michael Ninn. What's worse, he had the audacity to compare Ninn's visual talents as a porn purveyor as those of Steven Spielberg. Not exactly the way to put to rest Sammy Hagar's comments earlier this month on CNBC's "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch," during which he suggested that his former band mate was in serious need of an overhaul.

Natalie MainesThe Dixie Chicks: Their latest album, "Taking the Long Way," is projected to sell only one-third as many copies as the two the group released before lead singer Natalie Maines' inflammatory 2003 anti-Bush comments at a concert in England. And, they've had to cancel 2006 summer tour dates in Red State locales like Memphis, Oklahoma City and Indianapolis due to poor ticket sales. So really, the last thing Maines and co. need is to remind the iTunes crowd how it all went down. But that's just the ticket, as this week the Toronto International Film Festival announced that it will give the gala premiere treatment to the documentary "Shut Up and Sing," co-directed by Oscar winning Barbara Koepple. If all else fails, these lovely ladies can always take a page from the Garth Brooks play book and re-invent themselves as an Australian folk trio.
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Teesa    

FIRST...YAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2974 days ago
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WHAT IS THE RUSH    

THESE TWO ARE NOT CROCKETT AND TUBBS. WON'T SEE MAMI VICE. IF YOUR GOING TO DO IT, DO IT WITH THE REAL SPARK. THIS MOVIE JUST DOES NOT HAVE IT. FROM A MAJOR VICE FAN. NO ONE CAN TAKE DON JOHNSON PLACE EVER, ESPECIALLY THE DIRTY MOUTH COLLIN FARRELL. CRAZY TO PICK HIM, PAUL WALKER WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER WITH JAMIE FOX. WHY COLLIN??

2974 days ago
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stevie    

I am still trying to figure out the backlash against the
DIxie Chicks. Free Speech...a powerful tool and a right for all mankind seems to have been left at the door when it came to the trio. Think about this ...did she really say anything so terribly wrong, that millions of people haven't had running through their heads since they handed GW the crown. Lighten up already.

2974 days ago
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WHAT IS THE RUSH    

I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE POLITICS PART ANYMORE, I CARE THAT THE DAM CHICKS JUST DON'T KNOW WHEN TO SHUT UP/ THEY ARE SO DAM ARROGANT. I WON'T TOUCH/ BUY OR SUPPORT THIS GROUP THAT HAS RUNNING MOUTH SYNDROME. NATALIE MAINES IS AN ASS PURE AND SIMPLE. WHEN YOU GET TOO BIG FOR YOUR OWN GOOD, AND BELIEVE YOUR OWN HYPE, ADIOS UP CHUCK CHICKS. HAVE A NICE LIFE IN LONDON OR ANY COUNTRY YOU CHOOSE TO GO TO. NEXT ALBUM, CHICKS SHUT THE HECK UP/ TIME TO LOCK IT UP YOUR MOUTHS!

2974 days ago
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Michelle    

Hollywood is really making some crappy movies. Come on now... a movie about the television series "Miami Vice". Wow! That is really good cinema, and original too. This is a stupid idea of a movie, and I bet you, it tanks.

2974 days ago
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Whatever    

Stevie I agree with you 100% I think people need to go back to school and study our Constitution.

2974 days ago
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Whatever    

GOD DAMN! Tori Spelling is one broke UGLY MUTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2974 days ago
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Lory    

In my opinion, what the Dixie Chicks (Natalie) did wrong was downing our president in a foreign country. Like family, keep things at home. Respect the title if not the man. As far as freedom of speech......you are right!!! We do have freedom of speech here and that's why they are not in jail. Their downfall has been due to regular people choosing not to go to their concerts and many (most) Country stations refused to play their CD. Those people and companies are also using their freedom of speech. I will be seeing Miami Vice......lusting over Colin Farrell. Mmmmmmm

2974 days ago
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Karswell    

The Dixie Chicks dissed the Preseident. That's entirely their privilege. But then they tried to capitalize on their own sensationalism and paid the price for abusing the privilege. The liberal media was fanning the flames (the ladies were photographed nude for an "Entertainment Weekly" cover, interviewed by ABC, etc.), trying desperately to canonize the Chicks. But it was all a cheap p.r. gimmick and the public has declined to buy it. The primary reason for their failure--they're just a very mediocre ensemble who thought they could negotiate a publicity gimmick into the mainstream sales. The ploy obviously backfired.

2974 days ago
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Jack    

Miami Vice was a fantastic movie,due to the fact that Michael Mann who created and produced the Vice TV series,directed this film.The idiot who said Paul Walker wouldmake a better Crockett than Colin Farrell has the IQ of a grain of sand.
Foxx and Farrell were terrific in the movie,they worked well together,the cinematography was amazing (real shots of lightning in the background while the actors were shooting..no stupid special effects etc.)
The movie is dark and serious,it is not like the TV series and thank God for that who wants to see a exact copy of what the TV show was like....people watching the film loved it,and the theater was packed.

ONE OF THE BEST FILMS I HAVE SEEN THIS YEAR!!!!

2974 days ago
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vice fan    

YA KNOW,ALL YOU PEOPLE ARE NITWITS!!!DIXIE CUPS,ARE MADE TO BE SLURPED OUT OF AND TRASHED...COLON FAREL,IS NOT THE OBVIOUS SONNY CROCKETT,MAYBE HE SHOULDA BEEN TUBBS!!! VICE MADE HISTORY,MADE THE 80'S,AND THE WORLD WHAT IT IS TODAY,FROM LOWLIFES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT!!!!VICE SHOULDA HAD ALL THE ORIGINAL CAST,BUT IN LATER,LIVES,AND TIMES!! YO,JAMIE FOX,AS TUBBS,PUHLEASE!!!! YA KNOW,NOT FOR NUTHIN,THESE TWO MORONS,WERE STILL WETTING THEIR PANTS,AND CLINGING TO MOMMA'S LEG,WHEN THE SERIES ENDED,LATER,,,,,,O2STANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2974 days ago
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The Truth    

The Dixie Chicks and other "celebrities" need to do one thing, present whatever talent they have to their fans and KEEP THEIR FUCKING MOUTHS SHUT during concerts etc, about anything not related to their entertainment function. Just like all other normal people at work have to, or should have to do, do your job and keep your personal opinions about things not work related to yourself unless asked to express them. Left, Right, independent, who cares what you think about politics. Sing, juggle, bare your tits or whatever, just shut the fuck up about politics. And comedians, political commentary wears thin quickly. Talk about common human experiences, not today's latest faux pas.

2974 days ago
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Betty    

I AM BUYING EXTRA DIXIE CHICKS CDS AND TICKETS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS JUST BECAUSE OF THOSE WHO ARE SO STUPID THAT THEY DON'T GET WHY WHAT NATALIE MAINES SAID IS JUST FINE . . . THANK GOD SHE SAID IT OVERSEAS . . . AND THANK GOD THEY (AND ALL THE REST OF US WHO DO) KEEP ON RUNNING THEIR/OUR MOUTHS HOWEVER AND WHENEVER DESIRED . . . GOD BLESS AMERICA!

2974 days ago
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Red State Vietnam Vet    

Still the major reactionary response to the Dixie Chicks? As a country we still can't handle strong women - even when they are right. I guess the Dixie Chicks learned their lesson, wasn't their latest a Billboard success - #1 for awhile? Merle Haggard says "I don't even know the Dixie Chicks, but I find it an insult for all men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion. It was like a verbal witch-hunt and lynching." Famous quote for you all, "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross". -Sinclair Lewis.

2973 days ago
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TOM    

Let's make an example of the ditsie twits and any other Hollywood/Celebrity PUKE that tries to be hip by taking cheap shots at our country and it's policies.
It's easy for people like Streisand, Baldwin and the Twits, they already have their money in the bank and this affords them the time to live in a fantasy world that does not require them to go out and work, I mean dirty work, and these hacks like Danny Glover and Harry Belefonte that have'nt done anything meaningful in decades, they could'nt get arrested. Keeping terror on foreign shores is the right thing to do, anyone that disagrees with that is living in fantasy land with the PUKES

2973 days ago
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