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Have you been reflecting on 2009 today?
Your favorite celebs have been too, and they’re sharing their thoughts with you on Twitter! Everyone from Adam Lambert to Martha Stewart is wishing you a happy and safe New Year’s Eve, and nothing but the best in 2010. Here’s what more celebs have to say about the turn of the decade:
Adam Lambert: “Happy New Years Eve everyone!!! End of the Decade!!! Tonights gonna be wild!” Brittny Gastineau: “Happy new year everyone!!!! Its the time to press that re start button and make changes!!! Be safe !” Christopher Gorham: “Happy New Year to all my international friends! Let me know when it’s 2010 where you are.” Cory Monteith: “Happy new year! 09 was nuts. looking forward to the next decade in a big way!” Denise Richards: “Last day of the year!…be safe today and tonight. get a cab if u have to, »
- Andy Swift
Christian Serratos was talking about going to Greece yesterday, but last night she was post pictures from her trip to the White House, where she visited a cardboard Christmas tree.
In other tweets, Mindy Kaling saw "Avatar," and she and fellow "Office" cast member Rainn Wilson ran a hypothetical question about how Dwight would react to Na'vi. Click on past the jump to see what they predicted along with what Adam Duritz gave Emmy Rossum for Christmas, whose Wii workout game Diablo Cody has been using and what Neil Gaiman security pat-down he had to endure. It's all in the Twitter-Wood report for December 29, 2009.
Twitter Pic of the Day:
@davidspade http://twitpic.com/vohqu - Can I get a bellman...
@cserratos http://twitpic.com/vpg86 - I got to go to the White House Made a wish in their tree.
- Brian Warmoth
What’s on your mind this Christmas Eve, HollywoodLifers?
Are you into playing games like Martha Stewart? Are you traveling to see as many people as you can, like Kim Kardashian? Or are you just happy to have your family all in one place, like John Stamos? Read some special holiday tweets about your favorite celebs’ Christmas plans (and wishes!) right here.
John Stamos: “All i wanted for christmas is my family in nyc-got my wish. sending love and happiness to you all – Happy Holidays xj” Justin Bieber: “This holiday season i hope we can all appreciate eachother and be happy 4 eachother’s blessings. help 1 another the way u have all helped me” Kelly Osbourne: “Im so excited its almost christmas! Happy Christmas Eve everybody!” Kim Kardashian: “Im so excited 4 Christmas! I’m splitting my time here in La w my fam in Nola! I love getting everyone together! »
- Andy Swift
Earlier today, we brought you an early edition of Twitter-Wood packed chock-full of celebrity praise for James Cameron's sci-fi epic, "Avatar." It's a much more tragic set of circumstances that brings me back to you with another Twitter-Wood early edition.
"Clueless" star Brittany Murphy left us suddenly over the weekend, the victim of a heart attack at the too-young age of 32. The breaking news resulted in an outpouring of grief and sympathy for Murphy's family from around the celebrity Twittersphere. I'll let the people who knew her take it from here...
@ParisHilton So sad to hear about Brittany Murphy, such a tragedy. She was such a beautiful, funny and sweet girl. My heart goes out to her family.
@peterfacinelli Brittany Murphy... U were Bold, Brave, and Beautiful. Thank you 4 being the free spirit u were, and always »
- Adam Rosenberg
In an industry where privacy is hard to come by, celebrities prefer to keep their dirty laundry behind closed doors. But a recent string of extortion plots against Hollywood players has them coming out swinging - no matter the risks of humiliation or hardship. Larry Stein, an attorney who represented actor Rob Lowe and his wife in an alleged extortion plot by their former nannies, says, in fact, more celebrities are willing to face down their blackmailers. "Celebrities have to let people know that they’re not going to be extorted, or that they’re not going to be threatened, »
- Brenda Rodriguez
A record number of celebrities came out in 2009, making it that much easier for the next one.
Gay celebrities used to mostly follow one of two formulas for coming out:
1. Get caught in an personal situation by a tabloid, i.e. Danny Pintauro
But something new happened in 2009, because the path to a celebrity's closet door became as varied as it is for those of us in the real world. We had the “I was always out” or the “casual mention” coming out. Then we added the “bring the boyfriend to an event” coming out which took the nonchalant route. And perhaps then there is most interesting: the “product tie-in” which, as far as I know, »
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Actress Candace Cameron Bure, husband Valeri Bure and their kids — Natasha, 11, Lev, 9 ½, and Maksim, 7 ½, — attend ABC Family’s elf party, promoting their new TV movie, Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe, on Monday at Bryant Park in New York City.
The former Full House star, 33, who now appears on Make It or Break It, took time to visit an old costar while in the Big Apple — she and the kids stopped by Broadway’s Bye Bye Birdie to check in with star John Stamos!
Posted in Dads, Kids, Main »
ER hunk John Stamos has helped the FBI to break up an alleged $680,000 blackmail plot. Stamos teamed up with investigators to foil the email blot in which he was threatened with 'damaging photos' of him at a Florida house party. Shortly after learning of the plot, Stamos got his lawyer to contact the FBI, according to Us reports. An undercover agent then posed as Stamos' attorney and set up a meeting at a Michigan airport last Wednesday. The sting operation ended up with the arrest of Allison Coss, 23, and Scott Sippola, 30. A search of their home in Marquette, Michigan, turned up three photos of Stamos, paperwork with his name and phone number, »
- Graeme Massie / Splash News
Two people arrested for attempting to blackmail actor John Stamos only possessed photos of the star "posing with fans", according to his spokesman.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested two Michigan residents on 2 December after they allegedly threatened to release the snaps of the ER star unless he handed over $680,000 (£425,000).
Stamos went to authorities and helped them snare alleged extortionists Allison Coss, 23, and Scott Sippola, 30, in a sting, according to an affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun.
According to the document, the actor attended a Florida party in 2004 with Coss and her pal when the pictures in question were taken. He received an email in November from an unknown source threatening to "harm (Stamos') reputation" by releasing the shots to the media, at which point the star's lawyer contacted the FBI.
But Stamos' rep has stepped in to clarify the nature of the images: "The photos in question are photos of John posing with fans. At the conclusion of the investigation and hearing, the photos will be available and the public will be able to see that the photos are simply John posing with fans."
Coss and Sippola were released on bond on 3 December. The case is still pending. »
The FBI has released mugshots of the two people accused of attempting to extort nearly $700,000 from actor John Stamos.
According to FBI documents obtained by The Smoking Gun, Allison Coss, 23, and Scott Sippola, 30, were arrested last week after the FBI got wind of a plot to extort money from an unidentified actor titled "Mr. X."
Today, a rep for Stamos, 45, confirmed that he was the victim in the plot.
"John Stamos was the target of an extortion attempt, »
Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" may be inheriting an entirely unexpected fanbase, according to an exchange today between creator Bryan Lee O'Malley and "New Moon" actress Anna Kendrick. Apparently O'Malley has seen his comic creation cited repeatedly with Kendrick's name attached more prominently than both his and Wright's.
One of the largest showings of single-topic tweets I've seen in Twitter-Wood since the death of Michael Jackson occurred yesterday afternoon with the appearance of a rainbow over Los Angeles. In the face of a week that's been dominated by Tiger Woods gossip, this was probably a welcome shift. New problems seem to have appeared, meanwhile, for John Stamos, who let his publicist step in and tweet a statement today following an extortion investigation. As any Twitter-Wood followers know, Stamos loves taking pictures with his fans, and it sounds like someone tried to blackmail Stamos with such images for unknown reasons. »
- Brian Warmoth
John Stamos has admitted that he was at the centre of an extortionist plot. The former Full House dad told People that he was allegedly pressured into handing over $$680,000 (£417,844) by a couple who threatened him with tabloid photos that the celebrity claims are just him "posing with fans". The pair were arrested last week after an undercover police officer posing as a Stamos representative arranged a supposed money drop at Michigan (more) »
- By Aaron Broverman
Full House star John Stamos confirmed Tuesday that he was allegedly blackmailed for $680,000 by an a man and a woman threatening to sell to the tabloids pictures that the actor claims are merely photos of him "posing with fans." The alleged extortionists were arrested last week in an FBI sting operation after they met with an undercover agent posing as a Stamos representative for a money drop in a Michigan airport, authorities say. A raid on the home of Allison Coss, 23, and Scott Sippola, 30, of Marquette, Mich., turned up three photos of Stamos, a piece of paper with Stamos's personal cell phone number on it, »
- Mike Fleeman
Time will tell whether or not the feds have mercy on John Stamos' alleged blackmailers. And while it's still unclear what photographic dirt the duo had on the erstwhile Full House star, Stamos has stepped forward to tell fans that, as far as extorted celebs go, he's closer to the John Travolta end of the spectrum than the David Letterman side. In other words, he's completely innocent. "John Stamos was the target of an extortion attempt," the actor's reps said in a statement. "John is not at liberty to discuss the matter at this time." And discuss it he won't, aside from saying that Michigan couple Allison Coss and Scott Sippola were attempting to extort »
Elin Nordegren's mother stable after being rushed to a hospital last night - Us Weekly Tiger was admitted after his crash last week as an overdose patient - TMZ Playgirl is trying to authenticate some X-rated photos possibly of Tiger - Us Weekly Bryant Gumbel reveals he's recovering from cancer surgery - PopEater John Stamos calls in the FBI following an extortion attempt - Celebitchy Uma Thurman's engagement is off - Icydk MTV staffers getting death threats due to Jersey Shore - Fox 411 Alexa Ray Joel is staying at her father's house to recuperate - Lifeline Live Family Ties star Brian Bonsall arrested for assault - Wonderwall Seal is content with four kids - I'm Not Obsessed Madonna would never say never to another adoption - The Blemish »
Speaking of photos that could harm one's reputation ... TMZ has obtained the mug shots of the two people who were arrested for allegedly trying to extort John Stamos for $680,000 over photographs that were taken of the actor at a party back in 2004 ... apparently the duo thought the pics were compromising but we're hearing it's a lot about nothing.Allison Coss and Scott Sippola were arrested on December 2 at a Michigan airport during an FBI sting operation. »
Ah, "Full House." If you did any growing up during the '90s, you've seen the classic sitcom. It was the first to put the Olsen twins -- Mary-Kate and Ashley -- on the pop culture radar. It also introduced us to the glory of John Stamos, who also happens to be a fixture in our daily Twitter-Wood celebrity tweet round-up. He's one of the bolder celeb tweeters out there too, as he frequently shares pics, and potentially embarrassing ones.
I'm not sure yesterday's share, today's Daily TwitPic, really qualifies as embarrassing. More like confusing. We've got Stamos. We've also got his fellow "Full House" star Candace Cameron, who played D.J., the elder Tanner sibling. And then you've got a gang of children, who Stamos identifies as Cameron's "kids." Now she's certainly old enough to be a mother, but there are a lot of rugrats here and some of »
- Adam Rosenberg
John Stamos is the latest celebrity to have been caught up in an extortion scandal over compromising photos snapped at a 2004 party.
The FBI arrested two Michigan residents on 2 December after they allegedly threatened to release the snaps of the ER star unless he handed over $680,000 (£425,000).
But Stamos went to authorities and helped them snare alleged extortionists Allison Coss, 23, and Scott Sippola, 30, in a sting, according to an affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun.
According to the document, the actor attended a Florida party with Coss and her pal when the snaps in question were taken.
He received an email in November from an unknown source threatening to "harm (Stamos') reputation" by releasing the shots to the media, at which point the star's lawyer contacted the FBI.
An agent posing as Stamos' representative arranged a money exchange with the anonymous emailer at the Princeton, Michigan airport, where Coss and Sippola were arrested.
They were released on bond on 3 December.
Two people were arrested last week after allegedly attempting to extort money from actor John Stamos.
According to an affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun, Allison Coss, 23, and Scott Sippola, 30, were arrested after an undercover FBI agent "posed as a representative" of Stamos, 45, and arranged a money drop with the extortionists.
Stamos, referred to as "Mr. X" in the document, reportedly met Coss at a party they attended in 2004, and has kept in contact with her via e-mail. »
If you thought the Olsen twins were the two worst things that John Stamos ever had to deal with, you haven't met this pair. The FBI has arrested a couple of Michigan residents for trying to extort $700,000 from the erstwhile Full House and ER star, or as the feds like to call him, Mr. X. Per an affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun, 23-year-old Allison Coss and 30-year-old Scott Sippola threatened to go public with photographs they claimed would be extremely damaging to the 46-year-old Stamos' squeaky-clean reputation, unless the actor coughed up some major cash. And it was Stamos himself who helped crack the case. The legal docs refer to Stamos only as "Mr. X, an actor," but The »
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