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'Hop' movie premiere: Russell Brand, James Marsden and the Hoff

James Marsden and some chicks at the premiere of the movie "Hop" Married life sure has turned Russell Brand into a sweet little bunny -- or, wait, maybe that's the work of "Hop," which features Brand as a teenage bunny along with James Marsden in a movie that blends animation, live action, Easter and rock 'n' roll.

Russell Brand poses with a fan at the premiere of "Hop"

 

 

 

The two stars were among those who turned out Sunday for the Universal CityWalk premiere of the movie, which finds Marsden's out-of-work slacker Fred O'Hare involved with Brand's E.B. after the latter flees Easter Island for Hollywood to become a drummer instead of going into the family business.

Hugh Laurie, who provides the voice of E.B.'s dad, was on hand in Universal City, as was Kaley Cuoco, who plays Fred's younger sister Sam. Marsden brought his wife, Lisa Linde, while David Hasselhoff, who plays himself in the film, hosted daughters Taylor Ann and Hayley Amber.

Also spotted from the cast: Django Marsh, Tiffany Espensen, Gary Cole, Elizabeth Perkins and Hank Azaria, who brought his son Hal. Director Tim Hill showed, as did writers Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul. Click the pics for more photos from the premiere.

Easter may not be until April 24, but "Hop" hits U.S. theaters Friday.

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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Russell Brand poses with a young fan, left, and James Marsden poses with massive baby chicks at the "Hop" premiere in Universal City on Sunday. Credits: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images; Phil McCarten / Reuters


Michael C. Hall divorce has him alone among fellow Golden Globe nominees

Golden Globe nominee Michael C. Hall divorce The Michael C. Hall divorce plans announced just ahead of the "Dexter" actor's Golden Globe nomination Tuesday finds him the lone nominee in his category without a long-term partner lined up to walk the red carpet.

"Boardwalk Empire" star Steve Buscemi has been married to Jo Andres since 1987. They have a son, Lucian, born in 1990.

Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" met second wife Robin Dearden when she made an appearance on his 1984-87 show "Airwolf." Daughter Taylor was born in 1993.

Hugh Laurie has been married to Jo Green since 1989, with sons Charlie and Bill born in 1988 and '89 and a daughter, Rebecca, arriving in 1993.

And though his "Mad Men" character is gearing up for a second trip to the altar, Jon Hamm has never been married, though he and actress Jennifer Westfeldt have been together for more than a decade.

"I don't have the marriage chip," Hamm told Parade in July.

Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, his wife of two years, play brother and sister on the Showtime series. He was nominated Tuesday for best television actor in a drama, the category he won in 2010. Reps confirmed their plan to split, saying the two have been "separated for some time."

Hall rallied against cancer last year to take home his trophy; comparatively, divorce should be a breeze.

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— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Michael C. Hall with his Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a television drama on Jan. 17, 2010. Hall wore the hat because he'd recently undergone treatment for lymphoma. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times.

 


PREACH IT! Chuck Bass with an Emmy? Why not?

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Now here’s a thought that just might make your ascot go all askew: Chuck Bass, holding an Emmy.

House-web The CW, home of shows like "Gossip Girl," "Smallville" and "America’s Next Top Model," has launched its first official Emmy campaign. Which means the network -- on the record -- wants the Emmy people to consider actors like Leighton Meester and Ian Somerhalder alongside the casts of, say, "Mad Men" or "Dexter" or "House M.D."

Now, for the record, nobody knows how to sling sexually laced double entendres while simultaneously riding in the back of a limo -- the CW equivalent of walking and chewing gum at the same time -- like Chuck Bass-portrayer Ed Westwick. But an Emmy? Really?

Actually, yeah. An Emmy. Really.

Observe while Preach it! makes its point and insults the fans of "House" at the same time:

The best thing about "House" isn’t the acting. It’s the writing. It’s watching Hugh Laurie spout lines like, “I know you’re in there; I can hear you caring.” Laurie routinely overplays such bon mots, and yet fans have been outraged year after year when he’s been passed over for an Emmy. Westwick, meanwhile, is given the same kind of love from his show’s writers, but he wisely underplays many of his lines instead of sending them over the top.

Of course neither Laurie or Westwick have anywhere near the set of chops that ...

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Hello! You're most attractive, KStew and Hugh Laurie!

Hugh and kstew The Ministry loves nonscientific online polls in general, but when we were tipped to this one via tweets from @kstewartnews and @kstewartfans, we got a pleasant surprise with a cherry on top: Seems Hugh Laurie has edged out Robert Pattinson for "most attractive male" in Hello! magazine's annual survey hottie survey. 

Not that we wish anything ill for Mr. Pattinson; not at all. Rather, the idea that Laurie has enough fans out there that he could break through by a slim margin and score one for the, um, "more experienced" team tickles us no end.

Pretty cool, also, that a fresh face like Kristen Stewart's rallied the votes to blow away the competition for "most attractive woman." Britney Spears in second place? Suffice to say she was a distant second. Color us puzzled.

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In today's forecast: Angelina, Hugh, Barack and Bender the Futurama robot

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"What's the weather? What to wear? Obama helps you everywhere."

President Obama, Hugh Laurie, Angelina Jolie and Bender the robot from "Futurama" all have side jobs as forecasters and models on www.obama-weather.com.

Not sure what to wear? Check with the president! When it comes to weather, he's a man of few words, but he looks cute in shorts, if the forecast includes L.A.-style weather. He also knows how to rock a hoodie if the weather takes a turn.

Want to keep your weather apolitical? Get your forecast (Hint: It's not lupus) from Hugh Laurie as Dr. Greg House.

Tired of seeing Angelina Jolie take advantage of the world's good weather with all those sexy, safari-appropriate ensembles? This has to be the frumpiest version of her ever.

And it's obviously scientific, because there's a robot! Who doesn't love robots?

The humor site (keep that "humor" thing in mind if you click) runs off Weather.com and defaults to Bay St. Louis, Miss.  And you can expect it to be a little glitchy. Really, who among us can control the weather?

Who runs it? We have no idea, because we can't read Russian -- it's just a little ha-ha for the ayem, kids. To be safe, don't give Hugh Laurie any of your personal info if he asks, OK? You're on your own when it comes to Angelina.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Screen grab of Hugh Laurie as House, dressed for this week in Los Angeles, as seen on www.obama-weather.com.


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