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Ellen Page is Out!

Credit: Facebook.com/EllenPage

Credit: Facebook.com/EllenPage

Congrats to actress Ellen Page who came out this weekend in an empowering speech.  Ellen was in Las Vegas speaking at Time to THRIVE, a conference promoting LGBT youth when she made the announcement.  She said, , “I am here today because I am gay. And because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.”

Page also added, “I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission.”  She added,  “I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain.”

While I applaud Ellen Page (and anyone for that matter) for coming out, I look forward to the day when this really isn’t news at all.  No one announces they are straight!  It’s 2014 and this really should be a non-issue!!!

Lindsay Ain’t Paying Her Bills

Will there ever be a day when I do a Lindsay Lohan story and it’s good news?  It seems Lindsay has gotten into some financial trouble with the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood.  According to TMZ, Lindsay claims the producers of her Lifetime movie, “Liz & Dick”, are responsible for her $46,000 hotel bill.  That’s not a typo folks!  TMZ says Lindsay was blowing through the mini-bar like crazy including $3100 in charges and nearly $700 in cigarettes.  The hotel has even banned her until the bill is paid.   Lindsay may believe that the producers should be paying, but that doesn’t explain why she hasn’t responded to the hotel’s requests since July or had someone look into it. 

Lindsay, time to grow up little girl!  Liz would definitely not approve.  By the way, you can see Lindsay’s GIANT hotel bill here.  It’s a whopper!!!

It’s Official: Eddie Murphy Hosting The Oscars!

It was rumored this week, but now it’s fact.  Actor Eddie Murphy will host the 84th annual Academy Awards!  I, of course, think he will be brilliant. 

Murphy has two upcoming movies.  Oscars producer Bret Rattner recently directed Murphy in the upcoming comedy Tower Heist, which hits theaters Nov. 4.  Murphy will also star in A Thousand Words, coming out on Jan. 13.   When I saw the trailer recently for Tower Heist in a crowded theater, the audience erupted when Murphy  appeared on the screen.

So what do you think?  Good decision?  

The 84th annual Academy Awards can be seen on Feb. 26, 2012, on ABC.  READ MORE at The Hollywood Reporter…CLICK HERE.