Charlize Theron might have fame and an Oscar, but you know what she’ll never have? The role of Nomi Malone in Showgirls, one of the best movies of all time.

Showgirls director Paul Verhoeven recently revealed that Charlize auditioned for and desperately wanted the role, but lost out to Elizabeth Berkley, because Berkley was better known.

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“Charlize...auditioned, and I don’t recall her having any problem with the nudity at all,” Verhoeven told the New York Daily News. “She was good and wanted the part, but basically she was not well-known enough at the time and just did not fit the part, so we said no.”

Dang. All the Ver-sayce in the world couldn’t heal this wound.


Khloe Kardashian has made her first official statement since the hospitalization of her estranged husband, Lamar Odom.

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“The past week has been incredibly difficult. I am so thankful to family, friends, and fans, who have sent nothing but prayers and well wishes to Lamar,” she wrote on her website.

“I also want to take a moment to thank everyone at Sunrise Hospital, including the amazing doctors and nurses for their kindness and diligent work,” she continued. “Under their amazing care, incredible strides have been made...You can never be prepared for an experience like this, but without the outpouring of love and endless prayers that Lamar has received and the strength I was given from my loved ones, it would have been difficult to endure. Thank you for your continued support. God is great!!!” [TMZ]


Jaden Smith Does Not Mind That You Think He’s Crazy. ““It’s so much fun. It’s the best thing. People think you’re crazy—I feel like it’s an honor, actually, for people to think I’m crazy,” He Recently Told GQ. “Because they thought Galileo was crazy, too, you know what I’m saying? I don’t think I’m as revolutionary as Galileo, but I don’t think I’m not as revolutionary as Galileo.”

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Jaden Is Absolutely As Relevant As Galileo. [E! News]


  • Christina Ricci and Devon Sawa probably smooched behind the scenes on Now and Then. [POPSUGAR]
  • Here’s Kendall Jenner’s butt. [Instagram]
  • Travis Barker talked about his 2008 plane crash. [Gossip Cop]
  • Jennifer Connelly will not be getting the ‘tox anytime soon. [People]
  • Exes Mandy Moore and Wilmer Valderrama reunited and no one died. [POPSUGAR]

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