LOS ANGELES – Who would have guessed that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would go from wrestling the world's best to kissing a man for money? And Johnson actually enjoyed the experience.
"One of the skills I had to learn and become proficient in is kissing a man. I had never kissed a man," he told Pop Tarts at the Los Angeles premiere of "Get Smart" on Monday evening. "Will Smith did it in his movies, so did Jake Gyllenhaal, and I figured it was my time. So it was me and [Steve] Carell — fantastic."
Carell (aka Maxwell Smart) fails to escape Johnson as Agent 23 during a fight scene toward the end of the flick, so he uses lip-locking as his ultimate weapon of defense.
Co-star Anne Hathaway also seemed in "fantastic" spirits at the star-studded premiere, despite reports that she split from her boyfriend of four years, Raffaello Follieri, over the weekend.
According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, the 25-year-old screen sweetheart called it quits with the Italian-American businessman as she felt the controversy surrounding his charity was harming her reputation.
A rep for Hathaway did not respond to a request for comment.
After squealing with excitement when she spotted "The Office" star Jenna Fischer standing close by on the red carpet, a star-struck Hathaway told Pop Tarts that she has trouble not letting her face show how she feels. So if she and Follieri really did break up, then Anne truly is one amazing actress.
"I had to learn how to not look like a goofy idiot, which was the first big challenge," Hathaway said, referring to her role as Agent 99. "But the biggest challenge was keeping a straight face around Steve Carell."
Jamie Lynn's Pregnancy Causes Britney Court Conflicts; Dad Free to Sell House
Britney Spears spent last weekend living the high life in Las Vegas, and according to her court- appointed attorney, Samuel Ingham, the songstress plans to stay out of state until next Monday. So with younger sis, Jamie Lynn, ready to pop, chances are she is headed for Louisiana.
But Brit’s hiatus from Hollywood potentially could influence her chances of being able to regain control of her hard-earned cash.
Commissioner Reva Goetz was left in a pickle Tuesday morning at the Los Angeles Superior Court when trying to determine dates for all documentation to be filed regarding Spears’ health, and because she is gone until next week, that means less time for her to prove she is improving.
After some deliberation, Goetz decided to keep July 31 as D-Day, which will determine whether the temporary conservatorship will be extended or whether Brit's dad permanently will be put in charge of her assets.
On another sad note, the commish also gave approval for Jamie Spears to sell Brit's beloved Beverly Hills home. We're told Jamie plans to move his daughter into a heavily gated community in Calabasas, Calif., deep in The Valley and far from the Hollywood hype — and the songstress has no official say about where her new digs will be.
But with rapidly rising gas prices and Brit inability to access her own funds to pay for it, it may mean she will be away from the L.A. action a lot more — making our roads slightly safer.
Speaking of which, Britney’s parking lot hit-and-run in North Hollywood last August was expected to be discussed yet again in a Van Nuys courtroom on Wednesday morning.
While an agreement was reached between Spears and the owners of the damaged car last October, we’re told prosecutors are pushing for the pop princess to be put on probation because she was driving without a valid California license. So it looks as though there is more car trouble headed her way.
Alli Sims: 'Britney Is Doing Really Well'
Speaking of Miss Spears, her "cousin"/former BFF Alli Sims stepped out in Beverly Hills on Monday night for the Switch Boutique Summer BBQ hosted by Sophia Bush and spun by DJ AM. (Brittany Snow also was booked to co-host the event but flew to New York at the last minute, leaving the ever-beautiful Bush to work the very cool crowd alone.)
Sims was overheard talking about Britney and how she is "doing really well" — although the two apparently are still not in close contact.
Audrina Patridge made an appearance at the chilled-out celebration, happily chatting away with all her "friends" from the celeb weeklies.
Katie Holmes Will Cost You More Money
It’s official — Katie Holmes will make her Broadway debut in "All My Sons" on Sept. 18 and continue through to Jan. 11. Expect to pay more than double the average Broadway ticket to see Mrs. Cruise do her thing alongside John Lithgow, Dianne Weist and Patrick Wilson.
While the average cost will set you back about $100, Holmes’ production is expected to go for at least $250 or more during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday periods. We want to see some serious couch-jumping for that kind of expense.
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