Scene And Heard
Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
1. Octo in Trouble
Nadya Suleman, aka “Octomom,” has recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The famed mother of 14 made the announcement only a day after claiming she was making money and got a $520 haircut. Suleman reportedly has $50,000 in assets but is up to $1 million in debt. In addition, Octomom is currently on welfare and her California home is hitting the auction block.
2. Segel & Clinton
Actor Jason Segel recently mentioned that he would like to work with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately for Segel, Clinton declined his invitation. In a letter to the actor, Clinton explained that “perhaps someday” she would help him “forget Sarah Marshall … again.” Clinton, however, did put forth a single demand if this collaboration were ever to happen: that there be Muppets involved.
3. Hobbit Scares
Director Peter Jackson has announced that The Hobbit is being shot with high-definition 3D cameras at 48 frames per second, achieving footage closely resembles the human eye’s vision of 60 frames per second. Ten minutes of the film were recently screened at CinemaCon, to mixed reactions. Audience members complained that the film did not look realistic and felt more like it was shot with a high definition handheld camera. Could this mean that The Hobbit, already with huge expectations, is bound to disappoint?
4. Sassy Rihanna
With paparazzi constantly following them like their own shadows, celebrities can eventually run out of patience—and options. Not so with Rihanna. The pop singer was recently hounded by photographers while vacationing at the beach, but instead of eluding them, she took their camera and managed to have some fun with them, snapping pictures with her friends and treating everyone to some drinks. It looks like for Rihanna the old saying “if you can’t beat them, join them” rings true.
5. The Return of Kahn
Star Trek fans, rejoice! It appears that the villain for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel, played by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, has been confirmed as Khan, one of the most memorable characters in the vast Star Trek universe. And as if that weren’t exciting enough, word has it that Leonard Nimoy, the original Dr. Spock, has signed on to return as the elder Spock Prime.