Published September 28, 2009
LOS ANGELES – A creative crew headed by Dave Thomas (former SCTV star and half of the Bob and Doug Mackenzie comedy team) has dared do what most of Hollywood would never even consider - mock President Obama.
"Popzilla" is an all-new, rapid-fire half-hour animated comedy sketch show premiering Monday night on MTV. Pop Tarts got an advance screening and can tell you the show relentlessly skewers the excesses of pop culture. An alternative gossip celebrity news source, the 12-episode series was created to parody breaking celebrity news as it happens.
For instance, and early episode, "ObamaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Job is Hard," shows the President continually attempting to fake his own death and hide in a pot plant because he doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t know how to do handle the position. Obama also becomes "a cultural critic" (stemming from his off-the-cuff comments about Kanye West) and criticizes Jon and Kate and Serena WilliamsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ recent match point temper tantrum. The creator has also assembled another skit entitled "Obama Sex Tape" showing Obama and his First Lady attempting to enjoy an, er, intimate moment as other former U.S Presidents watch on.
But Obama isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t alone. The spoof targets HollywoodÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s most famous, including Britney Spears, Britney Spears, Brangelina, Kayne West, Speidi, Twilight stars and Miley Cyrus. So what else can viewers controversially expect in the coming weeks?
Apparently "lonely girl" Jennifer Aniston canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t keep a man because she sucks them up and spits them out before eventually dressing up a sack of potatoes to be her boyfriend. Sean PennÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s political agenda is satirized when he lobbies against the "hate crime that is being committed" at a local grocery store because the ladies restroom is cleaner than the menÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s and has a comfortable lounge. Jessica Simpson starts a fire in the Dallas Cowboys bleachers to get the attention of ex Tony Romo, and although she wins his hand in marriage, he has to "spoon feed" the now wheelchair bound pop princess. In another skit, the coyote that recently stole Jessica SimpsonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s dog goes on Jay Leno to apologize.
But whatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s really going to stir a storm from the Scientology community is a skit featuring Suri Cruise attending her first day of Scientology Preschool before going into space with her kid-friendly alien teacher while sing- songing about how much she loves the belief system.
Hulk and New Girlfriend: It's Getting Serious
Now that Hulk Hogan is officially divorced from his wife of almost 26 years, Linda Bollea, it seems things are seriously heating up between the retired pro wrestler and his girlfriend Jennifer McDaniel.
Pop Tarts spotted the two getting tattoos at Huntington Ink inside the Palms Resort & Casino on Friday night, and Jennifer had no hesitation in inking "Terry"(HulkÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s real name) on the inside of her right wrist. However the WWE star wasn't quite as ready to reciprocate the romantic gesture and instead opted for "I AM THAT, I AM" on the outside of his right forearm.
Earlier in the night the lovebirds were joined by Hulk's troublesome son Nick Hogan where they enjoyed the stuffed mushroom appetizer followed by 12 oz filets accompanied by lobster mashed potatoes, green beans and creamed spinach (plus dessert!) at the N9NE Steakhouse.
But it seems Hulk isn't the only one getting super serious since the split - apparently things are going from strength to strength with Linda Hogan and her toy boy, Charlie Hill.
"Charlie is so attentive to Linda, he makes her very happy and he seems very sincere," a source close to Ms. Bollea told Tarts. "He is very mature. They definitely plan on being together."
Brooke Mueller managed to snag Charlie Sheen, but that doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t mean she doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have a watchful eye on his ex wife Denise Richards.
Mueller hit up the HersheyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s stand at the recent Kari Feinstein Pre-Emmy Style Lounge and while there was some signature chocolates on site, the company was instead giving away HersheyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Kiss Jewelry and offering sterling silver necklaces to celebs and only ten diamond + white gold necklaces for exclusive VIP guests. But after only being offered the silver, Brooke requested the diamonds (worth $2,000) but was refused. However, Mueller was quick to ask whether Denise Richards, who was at the suite earlier in the day, had been decked out with the diamonds.
"The staff let her know that Denise did indeed receive a diamond necklace but not from visiting the lounge," a Hershey rep told Tarts. "She received a diamond necklace in New York months ago."
So if Mueller didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t make the top 10, who did?
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alisha Coppola, Shannon Elizabeth, Mya, Carmen Electra, Stephanie Jacobsen, Danica McKellar, Rachel Leigh Cook, Kourtney Kardashian (who's big sister Kim also has one) and Annalynne McCord.
Pop Tarts Scene & Herd
Vivian Westwood puffing electronic cigarettes SmokeStik backstage after her fashion show presentation at London Fashion Week on Sunday.
Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba chatting at the Valentines Day wrap party at Hollywood's Geisha House on Tuesday night while former "That 70ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Show" star Topher Grace partied the night away.
Miley Cyrus hosting a private buyout at Katsuya at L.A. Live in Downtown L.A. after her Tuesday night show. She was wearing an open back, black mini dress, with high black boots and had about 100 guests.
Russell Simmons watching Sean Kingston perform three tracks live on stage at NYC club Tenjune on Tuesday night during th release party of Kingston's sophomore album, Tomorrow.
Ginnifer Goodwin overheard discussing how "irresponsible" it was for someone in her line of work with such hectic schedules to own a dog while attending the NSF/GQ Magazine party in Hollywood to benefit the Stop Puppy Mills Humane Society on Tuesday night.
Celtics star Paul Pierce meeting with former President Bill Clinton and R&B star Usher at the Heads of State Reception at the MoMA in NYC on Wednesday night. (Pierce was invited by Clinton to launch his FitClub34 fitness initiative at the CGI.)
Courteney Cox-Arquette and husband, David hosting a party for 12 of her closest family and friends on Wednesday night to view the premier of her new show, "Cougar Town." Cox catered the affair with takeout out from her favorite restaurant, Il Sole which included signature homemade Tagliolini Pasta with White Truffles, Seven Layer Lasagna (DavidÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s fave), Dover Sole (CourteneyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s fave), prime New York steak and cheese ravioli and Il SoleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s cookie plate for daughter, Coco.
Molly Sims sipping the new low-cal MGD 64 beer while playing a few rounds of pool at 675 bar in NYC on Wednesday.
Clive Owen, Scott Hicks and Julie Taymor partying at the Bon Appetit Supper Club and CafÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© in NYC on Wednesday evening for Miramax FilmsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ celebration of the New York Premiere of "The Boys Are Back".
Mary-Louise Parker at the Hermes sale in NYC on Thursday morning, donning workout clothes and looking pale.
Justin Timberlake and a male friend stopping into the Larchmont CRUMBS Bake Shop Thursday afternoon for a sweet pick-me-up. Keeping true to his southern boy style, Timberlake ordered the Red Velvet cupcakes before heading out with his friend.
Eliza Dushku hosting Susan G Komen's Fashion for the Cure show in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Gov. Schwarzenegger honoring Jack La Lanne (The Juicer Fame) on Thursday at Beverly Wilshire hotel. The Governor made a surprise visit at Jack's 95th birthday party to declare Sept 24th, 2009 Jack La Lanne day. The party helped raise money for OCNA, a charity dear to Jack's heart.
Emile Hirsch hanging out at AMP's ALL MY PEOPLE celebration at AK1511 in Venice Beach on Thursday night.
Molly Sims, Jordana Brewster, Poppy Montgomery and Kim Porter enjoying an intimate cocktail reception to raise money for Friends of El Faro, an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for TijuanaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s children all by providing simple necessities such as food, shelter, and basic schooling.
Hulk Hogan and his girlfriend Jennifer getting tattoos at Huntington Ink inside the Palms Casino Resort on Friday night.
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian toasting to Tres Generations Tequila and dancing at Hollywood's Playhouse on Friday. Kevin Richardson from Backstreet Boys celebrated his B-day, while Leo DiCaprio (his third Friday in a row), Kevin Connolly, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke and John Enos partied together. Derek Hough was dancing up a storm for the second week in a rowÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦.without on and off again girlfriend Shannon Elizabeth.
LeBron James hanging with Diddy and talking about how much his mom has inspired him while attending a special screening of his documentary "More Than a Game" at The Pacific Theaters at the Grove in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Billy Idol partying in a private cabana at the EO Foundation's bash at the Playboy Mansion on Saturday night while Hugh Hefner canoodled with his leading lady, Crystal Harris. The other two twins didn't seem as interested and instead consulted their BlackBerry during their appearance.
Mariska Hargitay being toasted at the Bon AppÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©tit Supper Club and CafÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© for the Joyful Heart Foundation in NYC on Saturday evening while surrounded by the likes of Katie Couric, Marcia Gay Harden, Mary Louise Parker and Tate Donovan.
Brian McKnight hanging out at Blush Boutique Nightclub inside Wynn following his attendance at the Grand Slam for Children event at Wynn on Saturday night.
Carmen Electra trying on costumes with her man Rob Patterson at the famous Trashy Lingerie store in West Hollywood on Sunday.
Holly Madison, Benji Madden and Adam Levine all brunching at Simon at Palms Place on Sunday.
Talk about Mile High! Some lucky bidders www.ebay.com/blackeyedpeas will get to fly V Australia from Los Angeles to Melbourne to then board a private Virgin Blue jet to Perth along with big time partiers the Black Eyed Peas on October 6. Winner will be part of 2 world record attempts: highest altitude live performance, as well as recorded track. After your exclusive in-flight Black Eyed Peas performance, the Mile High karaoke party begins... All for a good cause ofcourse, benefiting the Telethon Institute for Child Health & Research in Australia.