Harry Potter stunt Double David Holmes seriously injured!!!

In a freak accident recently, Daniel Radcliff’s stunt double, David Holmes, 25 received serious spinal injuries.  While rehearsing a flying scene for the upcoming movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, at the Leavesden film studios near Watford, an explosion caused Homles to fall hard to the ground.

Holmes was conscious when the crew went to his aid but told them he could not feel his legs or anything below his waist! That sounds bad, as in broken back and possible paralysis!  Let’s hope for the best.

It is not yet known if Daniel Radcliff, who is in New York at the time, has been informed at this time.

David Holmes is currently being treated at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, North-West London.  His parents are there at his side.

We wish you the best David and will be wishing for a speedy recovery! Good luck!

Podcast: [audio:http://www.mypodcast.com/fsaudio/therickyshow_20090131_0250-372328.mp3]


Amy Winehouse’s house in London got Robbed!

Well it was bound to happen sooner or later, everyone knew she was on her extended holiday boozing around the Caribbean Island.  (Wish I was there sippin’ Margaritas!)

The Sun recently reported that thieves have stolen somewhere around $20,000 worth of personal items from her Amy’s Camden house.  Amy is reported to be devastated!

Items taken were listed as: 5 Vintage Guitars, a flat screen television and various recording equipment.  Well,  at least most of it is easily replaced.

Podcast: [audio:http://www.mypodcast.com/fsaudio/therickyshow_20090130_0930-371844.mp3]


Queen Oprah turning 55 today!

Queen of all media Oprah Winfrey is turning 55 today! How exciting to bring in another year of life knowing that your one of the wealthiest women in the world, knowing that your show is watched in 141 countries, and that your magazine is read by over 2 million readers!

Oprah had a huge party when she turned 50.

“No expense was spared in her 50th birthday party. It was a black-and-white-themed party at her ranch in Montecito, California. A-list celebrities were there, evryone you can imagine,” said Ashley Dillahunty, bureau chief of In Touch Weekly.

Let’s see if this media queen will shadow that previous party.  Look for the likes of not only A-List celebrities on the guest list, but there will likely be many politicians around too as it seems Oprah is turning her attention that way more often in the recent years.  Is she planning to be President someday?!?

When some of her friends were asked, “What do you get the woman who has everything?”, some of the following responses were given:

“I know what I’d get her. I’m going to give her a donation to her school in Africa,” said her longtime friend, actress Jennifer Aniston.

“A big, fat kiss. And I love you,” said comedian and “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan.

“Obama’s president. What more do you get someone?” remarked actor John Slattery, knowing Winfrey is a die-hard Obama supporter.

Happy Birthday Oprah Winfrey! We love ya!

Podcast: [audio:http://www.mypodcast.com/fsaudio/therickyshow_20090130_0402-371695.mp3]


Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi Sued!

Michael Jackson may be happy that Thriller is headed to the stage, but John Landis, the director who co-wrote the video and shot Thriller, isn’t so “Thrilled”!!!

Just days before the announcement that a director had purchased the rights to adapt Thriller as a stage play, Landis’ Levitsky Productions Inc. quickly moved to sue Jackson claiming he owed them royalties for the last 4 years!  In the lawsuit, Landis claims he is owed 50 percent of profits from "Thriller" projects and says that Jackson continues to license rights to video games, toys & comic books based on the 14-minute music video and documentary.


In Futher news…

Joseph Krause, ex-manger of the Philadelphia Souls, is suing club owner Jon Bon Jovi and his partners for almost $125,000 that he says he is owed!

Krause tells that he is owed commissions of more than $83,000 for the 2008 season & also more than $41,000 for the canceled 2009 season!

Looks like it is going to be another sue happy year in the crazy world of Hollywood! Speaking of suing, we are waiting patiently to see the next saga in the Perez Hilton Scandal aka I am a fat queen, a lousy writer, and I have to sue everyone to create publicity for myself because my kingdom is crumbling! Remember that is our opinion, something which everyone is entitled to!

Loves ya,
Ricky ?


Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy are Splitsville!

After three years together, London papers are reporting that Prince Harry and Chelsy are calling it quits! Chelsy has been put off in the past by 23-year-old Harry’s partying ways.

She has asked for a trial separation (yeah right) while she continues her studies in law at Leeds University.  Sounds to me like she wants to try out some of the other boys in the neighborhood! I am sure Prince Harry doesn’t mind, he has just become London’s most eligible bachelor!

Podcast: [audio:http://www.mypodcast.com/fsaudio/therickyshow_20090130_0801-371767.mp3]


Popular Author John Updike dies at 76 from Lung Cancer.

Popular author of best selling books "Rabbit, Run" (1960), "Couples" (1968), "The Witches of Eastwick" (1984) and "Terrorist" (2006)" . John was also a Pulitzer price winner for his books “Rabbit Run” and “Rabbit at Rest”.

According to his publicists, John passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 from lung cancer.  John was thought of as one of America’s literary greats.

"John Updike’s place among America’s literary greats is forever secure, as is his special place in every Red Sox fan’s heart for his magnificent ‘Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu,’ " Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) said in a statement. "We honor his memory and his contributions, and Massachusetts today bids him a sad and wistful adieu of our own."


And the winners of the 2009 Sundance Film Awards are!

Okay, some more awards going out recently, here are the
2009 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Documentary We Live in Public
Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Dramatic Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire
World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary Rough Aunties
World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic The Maid (La Nana)
Audience Award: U.S. Documentary The Cove
Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic Push
World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary Afghan Star
World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic An Education
Directing Award: U.S. Documentary El General, director Natalia Almada
Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic Sin Nombre, written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary Afghan Star, directed by Havana Marking
World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic Five Minutes of Heaven, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award Nicholas Jasenovec and Charlyne Yi, Paper Heart
World Cinema Screenwriting Award Guy Hibbert, Five Minutes of Heaven
U.S. Documentary Editing Award Sergio
World Cinema Documentary Editing Award Burma VJ
Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Documentary The September Issue, cinematographer Bob Richman
Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Dramatic Sin Nombre, cinematographer Adriano Goldman