Prolific actor and Roseanne star John Goodman always SEEMED like a super-nice guy but now we have PROOF. We were told about a family traveling from Dallas to London and they were upgraded to first class. The mom sat with her toddler on her lap and her seat-mate happened to be JOHN GOODMAN! Five minutes before take-off the little boy started projectile vomiting in all directions! He got the mom, the seats, her luggage and everybody’s clothing! The American Airlines fight attendants backed off and refused to deal with the situation while while John goodnaturedly jumped up and ran back and forth from the bathroom with paper towels to wipe everybody off. (Including himself – luckily he was already dressed in the airline pajamas) His thoughtful wife Annabeth even kindly offered the mom clean clothing out of her own suitcase. The distraught mother apologized profusely. The plane stopped and the AA cleanup crew escorted the family off the plane. They all remember John Goodman as a HERO in the crisis and the toddler even recognized his voice from Monsters Inc.
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HBO and Luck producers make themselves look like HEROES with incredible respect for animals by canceling the series after a third horse’s accidental death. But is that really the reason they shut the show down? Luck suffered disappointing ratings from its debut and never really caught on as HBO hoped it would. They hastily renewed the show anyway, and began filming the 2nd season quickly while the racetrack location was available. We think they were already feeling regrets when the third horse was injured and had to be euthanized and the negative publicity started spreading, further jeopardizing viewership. They had a meeting and decided the timing was perfect to cut their losses on the ailing show and look like heroes, not failures.
“Heroes” star Hayden Panettiere, 22, looks like one of the “girlfriends” in those TV ads for Trop 50 orange juice checking out the calorie count. She’s in a Manhattan market where she’s comparison shopping for her ailing boyfriend footballer Scotty McKnight, 23, of the NY Jets. He’s recovering from an injury and Hayden is playing nurse. But she’s not totally neglecting her career for her man – she took time to film two movies coming out this year.
We almost wish we could have been in Danville, California, for the hero’s welcome they threw for pilot “Sully” Sullenberger. Thousands of people gathered to hail him a hometown hero in an outdoor ceremony featuring brass bands and bagpipes. (We couldn’t help but picture an oldtime Frank Capra / James Stewart movie set in the midwest.) Sullenberger, who seems to be a modest man of few words, asked town leaders to keep the event low-key, but he was overwhelmed when he saw the assembled crowd. His wife was in tears. Danville residents held up flags and signs and cheered throughout the event. What a movie this story will make! Maybe Matthew Modine could play Sully – or Tom Hanks. Who would you cast? (No, John Waters would NOT be appropriate!)
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Ali Larter of Heroes looks pretty spiffy in Beverly Hills – she’s walking on the streets with medical buildings. Maybe she’s consulting a doctor about that pain in her shoulder from lugging around a jumbo handbag.
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Hayden Panettiere is back at work filming Heroes and a diligent paparazzi with a long lens caught her on location doing what she does best. Notice how young and fresh faced she looks in her cheerleader outfit. We like her better this way than all dressed up, going to nightclubs.
We covered the Emmy nominations at 5 AM at the TV Academy with our film crew for Super Drama TV in Japan. They were particularly delighted when Japanese actor Masi Oka was nominated for Heroes. Later that day we were all having lunch at Marino’s in Larchmont Village, and who walked into the restaurant but THREE Heroes! Masi Oka, who plays Hiro, Jack Coleman, who plays Mr Bennet, and Zachary Quinto, who plays Sylar. It was nice to see that the three actors are good friends. The Japanese film crew waited patiently for Masi to finish eating because they hoped to get an on-camera comment from him about his nomination. Before Masi could even say “Thanks, I’m happy to be nominated” he insisted on calling his publicist for PERMISSION to speak – which he didn’t get. Masi was nice but why do actors let themselves be bossed around like that? His fans in Japan would have loved to see him.