Johnny Depp Is A Terrible Dancer; Details About Sarah Palin's TV Show Start To Surface

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  • Helena Bonham Carter says that despite all evidence to the contrary, Johnny Depp isn’t great at everything: “He can’t dance at all. In Alice he dances and it is hidden really well that he is terrible.” [ShowbizSpy]
  • Precious was the big winner at last night’s Independent Spirit Awards, taking home five trophies, including Best Feature. [Reuters]
  • Gabby Sidibe says she saved up her money in order to go see Welcome to the Dollhouse in the theater: “Perhaps that was when my independent spirit was born.” [Reuters]
  • Roger Ebert was given a standing ovation at the ceremony. [PopEater]
  • According to Entertainment Weekly, Sarah Palin‘s Alaska-based reality show is “a travelogue-type documentary from uber-producer Mark Burnett (Survivor) in which the former vice presidential candidate gives viewers an intimate look at her home state of Alaska.” Her family is not expected to appear on the show. [EW]
  • Producer Mark Burnett explains: “What it’s not is a reality show following her around, getting up in the morning, or [about] her family and all the salacious stuff,” but rather “It’s being in and experiencing the great charm and beauty of Alaska with Sarah Palin.” [People]
  • Meanwhile, Kathy Griffin was escorted on stage at her recent Anchorage, Alaska comedy show by Levi Johnston and called Palin’s upcoming reality show “a gift from God.” [Yahoo]
  • Jenna Elfman gave birth to her second child on Tuesday, a son named Easton Quinn Monroe. [JustJared]
  • Billy Corgan says he will have a “real problem” with Courtney Love releasing any of the songs he co-wrote with her, as Love does not have his permission to do so. “I have no interest in supporting her in any way, shape or form. You can’t throw enough things down the abyss with a person like that.” [PageSix]
  • Tanya Douglas, the ex-girlfriend of Bachelor star Jake Pavelka, says that she has evidence that Pavelka is cheating on his bachelor co-star Vienna with her: “I have evidence of all our interactions, I have e-mails texts and even pictures.” [RadarOnline]
  • “I think if anyone documents their 20s, it’s not going to be ideal all the time. And I refused to conform. I wasn’t going to become agoraphobic. I was going to live my life. Of course I’ve made mistakes but I don’t really regret – I can’t really regret – anything, because that’s just part of growing up.”-Sienna Miller [ShowbizSpy]
  • If you want a bottle of Jennifer Aniston’s perfume, you’re going to have to wait a while; the production of the perfume has been delayed until Aniston comes up with a name. Any suggestions? [DigitalSpy]
  • Avatar producer Jon Landau doesn’t have high hopes for the film’s Oscar chances: “I hope our tech people win,” he said. “But I don’t think we’ll get Best Picture.” [TheWrap]
  • Good news for fans of Thursday night comedies: The Office, Community, and 30 Rock have all been renewed. [EW]
  • Brothers And Sisters has been renewed as well, and if you’re interested in knowing which characters will be returning to LOST this season, this link might interest you as well. [Showbiz411]
  • “I’m ambitious. I want to do great work and work with great directors and do great movies and produce great films. I have criteria for myself that are probably too hard to ever meet, but I’m going to try.
    I think people who say they’re not ambitious and have gotten to a place of success are lying.”- Kirsten Dunst [TheSun]
  • Just in case you wanted to know: Mickey Rourke says he slept with 14 women in one night. [TheSun]
  • Though Twilight fans are flipping out over Robert Pattinson‘s exclusion from the Oscar ceremony, the producer of the show says it was nothing personal: “I think the Pattinson community (fans) is going insane. All I want to say is, ‘He’s not available!’ It’s not like we snubbed him. It’s not like we said no to him. We asked him to be in the show. We tried really really hard to get him there. We were working on getting (film studio) Summit to fly him in for the day, but eventually it became too much.” [DailyExpress]
  • Nicole Kidman has stepped out of the leading role of Monte Carlo, a film she is producing, and Selena Gomez has stepped in to take her place. [NYDN
  • Keira Knightley is set to face her stalker in court. [DailyExpress]
  • Amanda Seyfried has the word “minge,” tattooed on her foot after falling in love with the word during the filming of Mamma Mia: “Colin Firth used to say that word on the set and Rachel had to explain to me what it meant. So it’s on my foot. It’s to make me laugh, and every time I look at it, I do.” [ShowbizSpy]
  • I think that our highest hopes for The Hurt Locker, even if we had those – which I don’t think we did, because we didn’t even have our self-respect by the end of it – was just to get the dang thing out into the theatres. That’s your highest goal when you’re making an independent film. So yeah, if we expected anything, it was, ‘Maybe some people will see this’, or ‘Maybe I won’t hate it’. But to come this far, having started from such a deep hole, it makes all this awards stuff … it validates it, makes it very sweet.”-Jeremy Renner [TimesOnline]
  • Anne Hathaway says her performance as The White Queen in Alice in Wonderland was partially inspired by Nigella Lawson: “I’m misquoting her but Nigella’s always talking about ‘a cacophony of flavors that enters your mouth’ and I wanted to give the White Queen that kind of sensuality in the kitchen – of course she’s talking about buttered fingers and things like that and makes herself retch so it’s not quite the same effect!” [ShowbizSpy]
  • “I like working with actors who have no real vanity. They’re not worried about their careers, they’re just kind of, ‘Boom! You want to make my forehead big? OK!’ I don’t think Johnny has ever watched a film we’ve made together. I know Helena didn’t watch Sweeney Todd. She’ll watch Alice because we’re taking our six-year-old son Billy Ray to the premiere tonight. It’s good to scare kids a bit if they can handle it. Though it might be strange for him to see his mother with such a large forehead. I’ve tried to warn him.”-Tim Burton [Guardian]
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