Mike Myers’ ill-received “The Love Guru” led contenders at the 29th Annual Razzie Awards, which honors the very worst of the year.
Nominations were announced on Wednesday morning, one day before Oscar nominations.
The comedy picked up seven nods, including worst pic of the year, worst actor for Myers, worst director for Marco Schnabel and worst screenplay.
Other top contenders for the worst feature prize include M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening,” Paris Hilton’s “The Hottie and the Nottie,” fantasy film “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale,” and spoof pics “Disaster Movie” and “Meet the Spartans.”
In the worst actor category, Myers will be pitted against Larry the Cable Guy for “Witless Protection,” Eddie Murphy for “Meet Dave,” Al Pacino for both “88 Minutes” and “Righteous Kill,” and Mark Wahlberg for “The Happening” and “Max Payne.”
Nominations for worst actress include Jessica Alba for “The Eye” and “The Love Guru,” Cameron Diaz for “What Happens in Vegas,” Kate Hudson for “Fool’s Gold” and “My Best Friend’s Girl,” the entire cast of “The Women,” and Hilton for “The Hottie and the Nottie.” Hilton is also nommed for worst supporting actress in “Repo: A Genetic Opera.”
The Razzies are determined by 687 voting members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. Winners are announced on the morning before the Academy Awards.
And the nominees are:
“Disaster Movie” and “Meet The Spartans
“The Hottie and The Nottie”
“In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale”
“The Love Guru”
Larry the Cable Guy, “Witless Protection”
Eddie Murphy, “Meet Dave”
Mike Myers, “The Love Guru”
Al Pacino, “88 Minutes” and “Righteous Kill”
Mark Wahlberg, “The Happening” and “Max Payne”
Jessica Alba, “The Eye” and “The Love Guru”
Cameron Diaz, “What Happens in Vegas”
Paris Hilton, “The Hottie and the Nottie”
Kate Hudson, “Fool’s Gold” and “My Best Friend’s Girl”
The entire cast of “The Women” (Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith and Meg Ryan)
Uwe Boll, “1968 Tunnel Rats”, “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale” and “Postal”
Jason Friedberg, “Aaron Seltzer for Disaster Movie and “Meet the Spartans”
Tom Putnam, “The Hottie and the Nottie”
Marco Schnabel, “The Love Guru”
M. Night Shyamalan, “The Happening”
WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Uwe Boll (as himself), “Postal”
Pierce Brosnan, “Mamma Mia!”
Ben Kingsley, “The Love Guru,” “War, Inc.” and “The Wackness”
Burt Reynolds, “Deal” and “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale”
Verne Troyer, “The Love Guru” and “Postal”
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Carmen Electra, “Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans”
Paris Hilton, “Repo! The Genetic Opera”
Kim Kardashian, “Disaster Movie”
Jenny McCarthy, “Witless Protection”
Leelee Sobieski, “88 Minutes and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale”
“Disaster Movie” and “Meet the Spartans” (jointly) – written by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer
“The Happening” – written by M. Night Shyamalan
“The Hottie and the Nottie” – written by Heidi Ferrer
“In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale” – screenplay by Doug Taylor
“The Love Guru”- written by Mike Myers & Graham Gordy
WORST SCREEN COUPLE
Uwe Boll & any actor, camera or screenplay, “1968 Tunnel Rats, “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale” and “Postal”
Cameron Diaz & Ashton Kutcher, “What Happens in Vegas”
Paris Hilton & either Christine Lakin or Joel David Moore, “The Hottie and the Nottie”
Larry the Cable Guy & Jenny McCarthy, “Witless Protection”
Eddie Murphy & Eddie Murphy, “Meet Dave”
WORST RIP-OFF, PREQUEL OR REMAKE
“The Day the Earth Stood Still”
“Disaster Movie” and “Meet The Spartans” (jointly)
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”
ASHLEE SIMPSON-WENTZ AND PETE WENTZ SET TO GUEST STAR
ON “CSI: NY,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 — Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz set to guest star as “Bonnie and Clyde wannabes” on an upcoming episode of CSI: NY to be broadcast Wednesday, March 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Simpson-Wentz will play Lila Wickfield, a 21-year-old hotel cleaning lady who is working her way through community college, and Wentz will play her boyfriend, Chester Bryon.
Pop singer and actress Ashlee Simpson-Wentz television credits include “7th Heaven” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” Pete Wentz is the bassist and primary lyricist for the Chicago-based band “Fall Out Boy.”
CSI: NY, a crime drama inspired by the drama series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” is about forensic investigators who use high-tech science to follow the evidence and solve crimes in the Big Apple.
We were part of a group of TCAers who ventured over to the set of CSI: MIAMI last week to speak with new cast member LAURENCE FISHBURNE about the hows and whys of his joining the long established cast.
It was all very casual and loose. FISHBURNE seemed more relaxed than he has in most interviews we’ve done with him. Listen in to part of the group chat below:
QUOTABLES FROM “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’S” “WEEKEND UPDATE WITH SETH MEYERS” JANUARY 17, 2009
“WEEKEND UPDATE” ANCHOR SETH MEYERS – “On Thursday, New York water taxis accomplished in a half hour what the creators of Lost haven’t been able to do in 5 seasons. Be honest, passengers if you knew everyone called the pilot “Sully” you never would have gotten on the plane in the first place.”
MEYERS – “One of the passengers on the US Airways flight that crashed in the Hudson River was a singer-songwriter who came to New York in search of creative inspiration. So be on the lookout for her new song entitled, ‘Aieee!!!'”
MEYERS – “Matzo Aviv, Israel’s leading matzo manufacturer, is suing a Brooklyn matzo maker for illegally using their trademark. No one knows what the outcome of the case will be but one thing is indisputable: both sides will have good lawyers.”
MEYERS – “A Chinese newspaper reported that a 107-year-old woman who was afraid to marry when she was young has decided to look for her first husband. Though I think she’s using an old picture on Match.com.”
MEYERS – “California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday brought the sword he used in “Conan the Barbarian” to a meeting and joked that he would use it to cut the state budget deficit. Then came the inevitable awkward moment when he had to hand the sword to an aide, sit at a table with men half his size, and try to do math in his second language.”
MEYERS – “A 13 year old girl in California recently sent 14,528 text messages in one month. In her defense, though, Jen WAS being a total bitch.”
MEYERS – “Botanists and forestry experts say that an acorn shortage across the U.S. has been severely affecting squirrels. “We need to bring the squirrels more acorns,” said one scientist, who in no way looked like a bunch of squirrels standing on each others’ shoulders in a lab coat.”
MEYERS – “An appeals court in Washington State ruled Tuesday that teachers can have consensual sex with 18 year-old students. “Hooray!” said one teacher a little too loudly, who then pretended he was just reading sports scores.”
MEYERS – “A 13 year old girl in Australia fought off a 16 foot great white shark before escaping with only a wound to her leg. She will recover completely, but with a diminished capacity to sit through other people’s anecdotes.”
MEYERS – “According to a new federal report, obese American adults now outnumber those who are merely overweight. More bad news for the nation’s already overworked
One of KARA DIOGUARDI’S most refreshing traits is her unabashed candor, even if it’s at the expense of taking shots at herself! The latest addition to the American Idol family had a rather eye-opening experience learning the ropes as the newest judge.
DIOGUARDI elaborates on her journey through the American Idol auditions. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW)
Actor TIM ROTH, the star of the new Fox series LIE TO ME, tells us that it’s not easy working on a set where the consultant claims to be able to tell if you’re lying just by the look on your face or the way you carry yourself.
We caught up with ROTH at the recent TCA press conference for the show and he explained himself. Listen in below:
Despite our initial misgivings, there might be hope for JIMMY FALLON’S new talk show yet. In a recent interview with ATTACK OF THE SHOW host OLIVIA MUNN, FALLON indicated how much he loves all things ‘tech’ and hopes to incorporate elements of the G4 flagship show when he takes over for CONAN O’BRIEN this spring.
We caught up with FALLON last week at TCA and he talked a little about what he has in mind for his show. Listen in below:
IGOR (M-G-M PG $29.95) Delightfully animated tale set in a land of mad scientists, trusty assistants and strange creatures, IGOR owes a bit in the visuals department to TIM BURTON’S NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. But the original story, cheeky script and great voice performances by JOHN CUSACK, EDDIE IZZARD, STEVE BUSCEMI, SEAN HAYES and JENNIFER COOLIDGE are all top drawer and make this an enjoyable treat.
MAX PAYNE (20th Century Fox R $29.98) Based on the popular video game of the same name, MAX PAYNE stars MARK WAHLBERG as an obsessed cop set to avenge the murder of his family. He should’a been more obsessed with the murder of this movie. The film’s striking visuals become boring after about 45 minutes and the story doesn’t last much lomger. Despite a supporting cast that includes CHRIS BRIDGES, MILA KUNIS, CHRIS O’DONNELL and BEAU BRIDGES, this dour little excercise can’t be saved.
SAW V (Lionsgate R $29.98) This fifth entry in the popular ‘torture porn’ franchise is really just vile. There is no excuse for making any more of these (but they probably will anyway). I don’t think even fans of the series can come up with a defense for this one. TOBIN BELL is back in the role he originated and MEGAN GOOD (who we usually like) is wasted here. GRRRRRRR….
VACANCY 2: THE FIRST CUT (Sony Home Entertainment R $24.96) A prequel to the surprisingly popular VACANCY, the pitch is pretty much the same: trio of pals stop for the night at a motel that’s a lot easier to check into than out of. That said, there is no shortage of tension and cast members AGNES BRUCKNER, TREVOR WRIGHT and SCOTT G. ANDERSON more than bring the goods. If scary movies are your thing, this one will have you on the edge of your couch.