Published September 08, 2009
At this time last year, Rose McGowan told us how excited she was to be kicking butt and working under the direction of her fiancé Robert Rodriguez in the she-devil comic book adaptation “Red Sonja”, but it turns out a serious injury has brought the production to a standstill.
“I had wrist and elbow surgery and they took part of my elbow out. I had really bad nerve damage from doing stunts - I do a lot of my own stunts,” McGowan recently told Tarts. “I could no longer use my arm, but now I can hold a fork and drive so we’re working our way up. It’ll probably be another six months of rehab, but It’s the price you pay for being really limber and being able to do back flips!”
And despite the success the 35-year-old has garnered throughout her career with roles in “Grindhouse,” “The Black Dahlia” and “Scream,” she initially thought being an actress was a pretty pathetic profession.
“I wasn’t trying to be an actor, I was standing outside of a gym waiting for my friend to come out and this woman he knew kept saying, ‘She should be in this movie blah blah blah’ and I was like, ‘Gross, I don’t want to be an actor! Ew!’ and then I found out they would pay me enough money for a down payment on an apartment,” McGowan said. “Otherwise I would have had to go back and live with dad in Seattle. The film, 'The Doomed Generation,' became this huge cult movie and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and I’ve been following the Yellow Brick Road ever since…”
Jason Bateman recently wrapped filming the romantic comedy “The Baster” with Jennifer Aniston, in which her unmarried 40-year-old character turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. So what was it like starring alongside Hollywood’s hottest property?
“Just dreadful, she’s such a novice,” Bateman lamented at the Hollywood premiere of the his new flick “Extract.”
Ah, nice one.
“No it was great,” he quickly added. “She is a good friend and she really knows how to handle everything.”
By “everything” we’re assuming he means the tabloids, the rumors, the paps and those particularly prominent paychecks …
Kenny Chesney performing a 30 minute private concert at the pool at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino while promoting his new clothing line Blue Chair Bay on Tuesday evening.
Madonna drinking Function: Alternative Energy backstage before Tuesday night’s Sticky & Sweet Tour stop in Tel Aviv.
Journalist Lisa Ling and Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda dining (with their significant others) at Gyenari, the upscale Korean eatery located along L.A.’s new “restaurant row” in Culver City on Tuesday.
The Veronicas putting on a special performance at Blush Boutique Nightclub inside Wynn Las Vegas Tuesday night before dancing the night away during the Rock & Republic official PROJECT party with fellow entertainer Eve.
Alexandra Richards hanging out with boyfriend and designer DJ Nick Cohen, along with friend and designer/business partner Seth Campbell, at the designers' UES (Upper Echelon Shoes) cocktail party at Caramel Bar & Lounge at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Tuesday night.
Dolly Parton performing during the 75th Anniversary Rededication Event at the Rockefeller Memorial at Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the Tennessee-North Carolina border on Wednesday.
Newly Crowned Miss Universe 2009, Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela, and Miss USA 2009, Kristen Dalton, nibbling on cupcakes while at Top of the Rock in Rockefeller Center New York on Wednesday to celebrate Miss Universe's 19th Birthday.
Lo Bosworth talking 'Hills' gossip and signing children's books at the American Eagle store in Hollywood for Jumpstart's fourth annual Read for the Record campaign on Wednesday.
Heather Mills going from platinum blond to red at Prive Salon LA courtesy of Brittany Stevens on Wednesday.
Blake Lively showing off her toned physique in American Eagle's Artist Jeans, while grabbing pizza to go in New York City on Wednesday.
Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland rocking out at Wasted Space inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday night while promoting the launch of his new men's clothing line Weiland For English Laundry.
Ali Landry, "Twilight New Moon’s" Chaske Spencer and Miley Cyrus' sister Brandi Cyrus at Blush Boutique nightclub inside Wynn Las Vegas on Wednesday, celebrating Primp Clothing’s spring collection that was shown at MAGIC.
Chris Klein (with a flock of females) at Hollywood's MyHouse on Wednesday night, indulging in a cheeseburger straight from the MyHouse BBQ.
Jeremy Piven dining with Common’s father, manager & a cute blonde at Philippe in New York on Wednesday. The foursome was having a great time and according to an eyewitness, Jeremy and the blonde definitely looked like they were together flirting with each other the entire night.
Jay Leno doing his street talking in front of Village Idiot on Melrose in West Hollywood on Thursday night.
Paris Hilton at the opening of "Coin", an Italian department store which sells her fashion brands in Budapest, Hungary on Thursday before hitting the red carpet (with beau Doug Reinhardt) for the screening of the film ' Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans ' at the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.
Amber Tamblyn celebrating the release of her second book of poetry “Bang Ditto” with some Akvinta Vodka cocktails on Thursday night at The Bowery Poetry Club in NYC. Attendees included America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel as well as Penn Badgley, who stopped by to congratulate Tamblyn on Lively’s behalf as she had to work late.
Maria Menounos stopping into Thibiant Beverly Hills Friday afternoon for a mani, pedi and massage on Friday.
Holly Madison partying with pal and Playboy Playmate of the Year 2008 Laura Croft as well as her PEEPSHOW cast members at MGM's Studio 54 on Saturday evening. To top off the night, Madison got on the mic and addressed the guests, welcoming them to the party.