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This Week's Biggest Losers 08/18/06

8/19/2006 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

With "Snakes on a Plane" sure to make a bundle at the box office this weekend, movie critics who were bypassed in favor of a grassroots Internet campaign may feel somewhat downcast. But at least they can take some consolation in the fact that they are not alone.

justin timberlakeJustin Timberlake: The former Mouseketeer might want to watch his Sexyback the next time he does an interview with a music publication. His free association observations about "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks ("can't carry a tune in a bucket") and smoking ("nicotine is more addictive than heroin") - uttered respectively in "Fashion Rocks" and the UK "Observer's Music Monthly" - had publicist Ken Sunshine working in overdrive. Miraculously, Timberlake somehow managed to talk to about Lance Bass coming out of the boy band closet without making it a tongue tripping trifecta. No, that honor belonged to Grandma Sadie Bomar, who suggested in Grazia Magazine that Cameron Diaz shouldn't plan the honeymoon just yet.

pete dohertyPete Doherty: At the beginning of the week, it was all about rumors of Doherty, lead singer of the British rock group Babyshambles, getting ready to say "I do" with gal pal Kate Moss this weekend. By the end of the week, it was all about facing seven counts of drug possession, spending a night in the slammer and appearing in London court on Friday. This kind of thing worked a while back in the UK for Sid (Vicious) and Nancy (Spungen), but instead of a Hollywood movie, one gets the feeling that Doherty and his more judicially fortunate girlfriend will garner, for their efforts, a somber Public Service Announcement.

bob yariBob Yari: The real estate mogul's producing partnership with Cathy Shulman began with the movie "Employee of the Month." But this week, by giving her the equivalent of the finger at the New York red carpet premiere of their latest collaboration, "The Illusionist," Yari has committed a cardinal, Hollywood newcomer sin. He has allowed a courtroom battle (in this case, his dispute with Shulman over the producing credits of "Crash") to bleed onto the red carpet, leading him to uninvite her to "The Illusionist" bash and forcing her to go as co-star Paul Giammatti's date. Bob, it doesn't matter how steamed you are about this. In Hollywood, unlike real estate, they don't like to let the fracas hit the construction site.

chris robinsonChris Robinson: Maybe the Black Crowes lead singer should have had a premonition something could happen on set with a Wilson when, during an interview with for her 2003 movie with Owen's brother Luke, "Alex & Emma," she mulled over the question of whether or not an admitted crush on a co-star persisted after a production wrapped. "Jesus, honey," Robinson interjected. "If you have to think about it, I mean..." And despite the fact that Owen Wilson's newly retained lawyer Martin Singer is denying all claims that "Me, You and Dupree" translated into a real-life threesome, the Australian media would beg to differ, based the chummy behavior of Wilson and Hudson while promoting the film Down Under just a few weeks ago.

dick askinDick Askin: First, it was the new Primetime Emmy Awards nominating process backfiring big-time, causing what many felt to be egregious omissions for the upcoming 58th edition and forcing TV Academy Chairman Askin to go on the defensive at the recent TCA Summer Press Tour. Now, instead of people getting excited about who will be wearing what, the chatter for next weekend's festivities is all about who will be declaring what, thanks to the fact that the SWAG at the Shrine will be for the first time viewed by the IRS as taxable income. Askin's party has been pooped on once again and, all of a sudden, the most modest of items in this year's Goodie Bag (instructions on how to donate to the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation) is the one celebrities care about.

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I'm not really a fan of JT, but nicotine indeed is more addictive then heroin. This is internet, for Gods sake, just check your knowledge first before you try to be smart asses!!!

2954 days ago

The Jerz    

Like his girlfriend Cameron Diaz, Justin doesn't realize that when he opens his mouth to talk he says things that are really really dumb and not remotely. His comments about drugs and Taylor from America Idol made him sound rude.

2954 days ago


JT is a pompous jackass.

2953 days ago


I personally think hes just acting like this to get attention for his album.
its all an act.

2953 days ago


Timberlake needs to get a brain. Does he realize that Taylor Hicks won because millions of people voted for him? So is JT saying the rest of us are tone deaf too?
Not a smart move, you might want to tone it down a notch SexyFootinmouth.

2953 days ago


JT needs his ass kicked by Hicks. What an UNPROFESSIONAL and PUSSY he now appears. I always that he was a pussy but now more so. MILLIONS of people voted for Hicks and for him to insult Hicks now makes him more a prick than ever. JT does NOT have what it takes and his career will not go that far. He of all so called musicians CANNOT sing and his looks are so boyish that a movie career will be fruitless. Except for 10 year olds, psychos and Cameron Diaz, who wants him. NO PR people will be able to fix this. JT said what he said and he there's no way a misquote can be used as an excuse. JT YOU ARE A WUSS and a envious of real talent. G.T.H.!!!

2953 days ago


Justin Timberflake is a jealous little bitch. Jealous that Taylor sings like a man and he can barely squeak out a tune in a whiny high pitched voice.

2953 days ago


ok why would he come out with such a random attack on Hicks?
and yes, he looks, talks and ACTS like a WUSS. i just saw edison force & no wonder why it went straight to video..that's what i call a really long back-yard movie.

2953 days ago


I still like JT. Sounds like he got a little too comfy with the journalist.

2953 days ago


Give the kid a break. Yeah, it was a pompous, rude, and disrespectful thing to say, but in his defense, he is just a spoiled rotten young man of lukewarm talent, and buckets of money from his 'Nsynch days when all the teeny boppers were throwing their allowances at all things boy band. Taylor Hicks, on the other hand, is "everyman." He's the one the rest of working slobs are rooting for. Plus, that sumbitch can SING.

2953 days ago


whats funny is JT is a freakin' boy bander discovered in disneyland. And he knocks Taylor who has been slugging it out playing the harmonica/guitar/singing in every bar across the south for 10 years. Who has the real talent? I'll take Taylor....

2953 days ago


Justin is jealous that Taylor can carry a tune! Justin sings horrible. He can talk and talk about people and that makes him look like a jeolous little boy. Like his relationship with Britney, COME ON JUSTIN THATS THE PAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET OVER IT!

2953 days ago

MyNetworkTV (KSEX-TV68 Los Angeles)    

Justin's just lashing out because he's losing his career. :-p At least Britney (who Justin lost his precious "cherry" to!) can have babies and make stupid mistakes to keep her worthless name in the spotlight. heh-heh-heh

2953 days ago


he's such a little weasel...when was the last time he had a hit?

2953 days ago


why is cameron diaz with this girly-boy is what i want to know!

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