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Kaleidoscope 2009: Important TV Events (Part 3/4)

December 30, 2009 10:11:43 GMT

People working in the TV world celebrated the arrival of the third quarter of 2009 when the biggest television event, the Emmys, was held in September. Preceded by Creative Emmy Awards, the event was, for some, the eventual payday of their hard work throughout the last year. Also coming into the spotlight is a major change in a very popular show that sent a shock to its fans in the month of August.


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Kaleidoscope 2009: Important Music Events (Part 3/4)

December 30, 2009 10:06:14 GMT

In the third quarter of 2009, several new bands were formed and fall tour dates were announced. Also, some artists decided to leave their record labels and sign a new deal with other companies. One of the artists who called off his professional engagement with his label was young rapper Bow Wow. He jumped from Columbia Records to cash Money.

Moreover, music scene was sent to shock when Kanye West rudely interrupted Taylor Swift's Best Female Video acceptance speech at 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Instead of congratulating Taylor for the honor, he told the audience that Beyonce Knowles should have won the award.
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Kaleidoscope 2009: Important Movie Events (Part 3/4)

December 30, 2009 10:06:05 GMT

The third quarter of 2009 kaleidoscope continues to put summer of the year under the spotlight. As the recap enters the second half of the busiest movie seasons of the year for the movie industry, AceShowbiz presents the events happening in the months leading to the Fall season. A nearly tie for the top slot at the box office, a thumb up for Michael Jackson's movie "This Is It" and a settlement for "Lord of the Rings" lawsuit were all taking place during this term.


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Kaleidoscope 2009: Important Celebrity Events (Part 3/4)

December 30, 2009 10:00:42 GMT

In between July and September 2009, AceShowbiz reviewed there were scandals, run-in with the laws, deaths, marriages, awards shows, rants and many other things that happened. Those major events were summarized in form of kaleidoscope, which covers occurrences in music, TV, movie, and celebrities' personal life.

Joy and grief blended all together in the third quarter of 2009, a period of which witnessed A-list celebrities' break-up, marriages, and sudden death among the most highlighted issues. Some famous figures celebrated their milestones in the universe with the arrival of new members into their families, the others mourned the lost of loved ones, while the rest attempted to build a brand new chapter in life.
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Top 9 Tragic Celebrity Deaths Over the Course of 2009

December 30, 2009 09:53:54 GMT

The past twelve months of 2009 had been rife with the deaths of numerous celebrities, including film and music stars. Some of the high-profile passings came after long battles with disease, while some others as a shock due to the events leading to the death itself. Young age, cause of death, future project, and popularity are the major factors taken into account by AceShowbiz to stress the tragic side of the deaths.

Regardless the various causes of deaths, still the loss was mourned by families, friends and colleagues in the world of Hollywood and beyond. And though they no longer existed in the mortal universe, each of those passing stars left big legacy for their fans and people worldwide to remember.
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Video: Lil Wayne Throwing Bittersweet Farewell Concert

December 30, 2009 09:46:28 GMT

Before being sentenced to prison on February 9 [2010], Lil Wayne kicked off a farewell concert in his hometown Monday, December 28. "I'm nothing without you," the rap mogul shouted to the crowd.

Weezey opened the gig with her hit single "A Milli" which earned him a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance at 2008 Grammy Awards. He then rolled out several other smash hits from his previous releases.
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Sometimes I Get Unfortunate With Ladies, Sting Says

December 30, 2009 09:44:24 GMT

Sting hasn't always been successful with the ladies - he's still cringing over one first date which ended when he drove into the sea. The former "The Police" singer was trying to impress a girlfriend by taking her to a popular spot for lovers in Tynemouth, north-east England.

But the romantic evening soon soured when Sting accidentally drove his car into the ocean, forcing him to beg his dad to come and help him retrieve the vehicle. And his date was so unimpressed, he never saw her again.
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Britney Spears Is Glad for Dad's Support

December 30, 2009 09:18:49 GMT

Britney Spears has thanked her dad Jamie for helping put her troubled past behind her - insisting she's now "a strong woman." The "Toxic" hitmaker hit headlines when she suffered a breakdown at the start of 2008 following her split from Kevin Federline, which led to her dad being granted conservatorship over her affairs.

But Spears has made a successful comeback on her world tour in 2009, and next month, January 2010 a court hearing will re-evaluate whether she can regain control of her estate. The singer is adamant she's a lot happier now and has credited her father with helping her through the rough times.
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Aaron Johnson Is Not Bothered With Age Gap Between Him and Fiancee

December 30, 2009 09:06:25 GMT

Actor Aaron Johnson has defended the 23-year age difference with fiancee Sam Taylor Wood, insisting they don't acknowledge the gap because they feel they're the same age. The pair fell in love after Taylor Wood cast the 19-year-old in her John Lennon biopic "Nowhere Boy", before announcing their engagement in October.

But Johnson is adamant he can't tell he's younger than the 42-year-old artist because they're so compatible. He explains, "I'm an old soul and she's a young soul. We don't see an age gap, we just see each other."
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Tiger Woods Said Joining Sex Rehab

December 30, 2009 09:05:22 GMT

After being hit with rumor that he had an affair with several women while married to Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods has reportedly entered a private, upscale rehabilitation facility in Arizona. According to X17online, a source told them that the golfer "has been there for a few days since his handlers forced him to enter the program. They feel that if he blames his cheating on addiction, the public will forgive him."

"Tiger wants to get back on top," the source further detailed on the reason why Woods agreed to enter the rehabilitation facility. "He agreed to put golfing on hold so he could show the world how badly he feels about what he's done and to prove that he wants to correct the problems that led to his infidelity."
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Verne Troyer Launches New Interactive Site

December 30, 2009 08:51:00 GMT

"Austin Powers" star Verne Troyer is hoping to get better acquainted with his fans by launching a new social networking website. The actor, who rose to fame as Mini Me in Mike Myers' films, has set up the interactive site "Looking Up" on his official page VerneTroyer.com - and is already busy uploading personal photos and videos for his followers to check out, and encouraging them to post their own snaps.

And Troyer is pleased he'll be able to use the website to keep in touch with fans. He tells Parade magazine, "I've launched a new website, VerneTroyer.com. It's linked to a social networking site called Looking Up, which is similar to Facebook. I get to chat with people that like my movies and just stay in touch with fans."
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Rosie O'Donnell Snapped Holding Hands With a Mystery Woman

December 30, 2009 08:50:04 GMT

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell has moved on from her romance with Kelli Carpenter - she's been spotted holding hands with another woman in Miami, Florida. The lesbian actress-turned-talk show host recently confirmed she has separated from her wife of five years, later admitting Carpenter moved out of the marital home two years ago.

And now O'Donnell appears to have struck up another relationship, after she was spotted walking along hand-in-hand with a mystery lady on Miami beach in images obtained by RadarOnline.
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Kate Winslet Crowned Sexiest Female Celebrity

December 30, 2009 08:44:34 GMT

Kate Winslet's curves are proving popular - she's topped a poll of the celebrity bodies women would most love to have. The shapely "Titanic" star ranked above British actress Kelly Brook and former Bond girl Halle Berry, who were at number two and three respectively in the survey by U.K. diet company Slimming World.

Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole polled in fourth place, with Beyonce Knowles rounding out the top five. Other celebrities to reach the top ten include "Smile" hitmaker Lily Allen, actress Sienna Miller and supermodel Kate Moss.
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Kourtney Kardashian Debuts Her Newborn Son's Photo

December 30, 2009 08:04:33 GMT

Kourtney Kardashian has introduced her and Scott Disick's son, Mason Dash Disick, by gracing the cover of Life and Style latest issue that has been available on newsstands. In the all-white image which was taken eight days after she gave birth to her child on December 14, the reality TV star is posed embracing the baby boy.

In an interview with the publication, Khloe and Scott have shared their feelings of being parents. "It feels amazing. It's just so indescribable. You don't get how good being a parent feels until it happens to you," the sister of Kim Kardashian stated. Her boyfriend additionally gushed, "I fall so much more in love with this kid every day."
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More Details on Kevin Jonas' Fairytale Wedding With Danielle Deleasa

December 30, 2009 07:51:33 GMT

Nearly two weeks after tying the knot with his longtime girlfriend Danielle Deleasa, Kevin Jonas took fans inside his fairytale wedding which was held at Oheka Castle in Long Island on December 19. He said there were an enchanted forest built at the castle and glass slippers in the bride's shoe size.

"I knew that my princess needed her glass slippers and her castle," the oldest member of the Jonas Brothers told People. Danielle herself couldn't be happier as she stated, "I always wanted my wedding to have that princess feel. I couldn't have imagined this."
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A Batch of Cast Photos From 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' Shared

December 30, 2009 07:16:02 GMT

A look at some of the characters in Starz's new series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" has been shared through a batch of cast photos. Among those who are featured individually in the images are Andy Whitfield's Spartacus, Lucy Lawless' Lucretia, John Hannah's Batiatus, Peter Mensah's Doctore, Manu Bennett's Crixus, Nick Tarabay's Ashur, Jai Courtney's Varro, Antonio Te Maioho's Barca, and Erin Cummings' Sura.

Prior to the images, Starz has released a behind the scenes video for "Spartacus". An exclusive courtesy of UGO, the clip that was debuted on December 23 has provided some footage from the upcoming action drama series as well as featured commentaries from the stars.
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Preview of 'House M.D.' 6.11: The Down Low

December 30, 2009 07:13:00 GMT

House will be dealing with a dangerous drugs dealer in the January 25 episode of "House M.D." as seen in its promo which was aired after the closing credits of "The Tyrant" rerun. The "monster who is mysteriously dying" will be coming to House to seek for medical treatment.

Titled "The Down Low", the episode has Nick Gomez on the directing seat. It will follow House and Wilson when they have a crush on their new neighbor. Cuddy, Lucas and Rachel, in the meantime, are going to Disneyland.
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Charlie Sheen's Ex-Wife Denise Richards Vows to Spill Her Guts About 'Everything'

December 30, 2009 06:27:32 GMT

Following her ex-husband Charlie Sheen's domestic violence lawsuit earlier this month, Denise Richards took it to her Twitter to announce that she will, someday, reveal her guts about "everything." She wrote, "Sorry had to vent s*** pisses me off sometimes..one day..I will spill my guts about EVERYTHING."

Before vowing to open up the secret of her life, which may include things that happened between her and Charlie before they broke up in a messy divorce in 2006, Denise made use of the micro-blogging site to defend herself. The actress was furious over allegation that she arranged a photo op with her and Charlie's two children at a park.
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Brad Pitt to Make 'Sherlock Holmes' Sequel a Must-See

December 30, 2009 05:57:06 GMT

Brad Pitt is allegedly set to join Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in the follow-up to "Sherlock Holmes". Following speculation that the "Inglourious Basterds" star will play the villain in the second film, PopEater has just reported that he has been added to the cast for the upcoming movie to play Professor Moriarty.

"The director, Guy Ritchie, loves Brad," an industry source tells Rob Shuter of PopEater. "He has worked with him before and thinks he is one of the most underrated actors working today. Guy knows that everyone thinks of as a Pitt as a pretty boy and can't wait to turn him into the world's greatest supervillain. It will definitely make the sequel a must-see."
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First Look at 'Glee' Star Jane Lynch in 'The Cleveland Show'

December 30, 2009 04:59:31 GMT

Jane Lynch, the actress who tackles the role of Sue Sylvester in "Glee", will soon be coming into "The Cleveland Show". How her animated character will look like in this "Family Guy" spinoff has been teased through pictures obtained via Daemon TV. The three stills have Jane's character confronting Roberta.

Jane will portray Roberta's brusque, no-nonsense new teacher named Ms. Eck when "The Cleveland Show" is aired on January 10. In the episode titled "Love Rollercoaster", Ms. Eck will be seen encouraging Roberta to alter her appearance. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr. befriends the disguised Roberta and falls in love with her.
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New Trailer for 'How to Train Your Dragon' Unveiled

December 30, 2009 04:36:02 GMT

Dreamworks Animation has released a new trailer for adventure movie "How to Train Your Dragon". Opened with footage from the studio's previous animation films, such as "Shrek" and "Kung Fu Panda", the video gives a preview to Hiccup's ups and downs in training an injured dragon until the two become friends.

Based on the book by Cressida Cowell of the same title, the film is set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons. It follows Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. His world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.
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Mary J. Blige Added to Performers Line-Up at 2010 People's Choice Awards

December 30, 2009 04:16:14 GMT

Mary J. Blige has been confirmed to make a live performance at the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards. Another star who is set to sing is previously-announced host Queen Latifah. "The Secret Life of Bees" actress will join in an all-star musical number.

While Blige and Latifah will be performing, "Twilight" movie stars Taylor Lautner and Kellan Lutz are confirmed to attend the annual event. They will be joined by the likes of Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Carrie Underwood and Ellen DeGeneres. There will also be "The Office" star Steve Carell and The Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger in attendance.
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Director R.H. Greene Still Searching For His Jimi Hendrix

December 30, 2009 03:29:01 GMT

The search is on for an unknown to play Jimi Hendrix in a new movie about the guitar great's hoax kidnapping in 1969. Director R.H. Greene is hoping to make a start on his film Slide in early 2010, but he admits he's yet to find his Hendrix.

The movie is based on an alleged bogus kidnapping attempt on the rocker. Rumor has it Hendrix's manager, Michael Jeffrey, paid a New York gang to abduct the star, so he could 'rescue' him and prove how indispensable he was to the guitar legend.
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Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner No Longer Dating

December 30, 2009 03:28:38 GMT

It seems that Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner will spend the rest of 2009 as singles. After playing coy about their romance which was allegedly first ignited when they filmed upcoming comedy-romance "Valentine's Day", the couple has reportedly called it quits.

"There was no chemistry," a source close to Swift spoke to Us Magazine about the young stars' relationship. "It wasn't really developing into anything, and wasn't going to, so they decided they were better as friends."
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Kings of Leon: Some of Our Fans Turn Their Back on Us

December 30, 2009 03:15:48 GMT

Kings of Leon are struggling to come to terms with their success - because their most loyal fans stand with their backs to the group when they play commercial hits "Sex On Fire" and "Use Somebody" at concerts. The four-piece fondly remembers the time they played small clubs and then went drinking with fans, but now those same devotees make it clear they think the band has sold out at shows.

Frontman Caleb Followill explains, "Our real fans, the ones who've been there for the past five years, are in the front row p**sed off. They'll turn their backs on us during Sex On Fire and Use Somebody, put their middle fingers up. I get it. We're definitely sellouts. But when you have success like we've had, you kind of have to feed the masses."
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Kim Kardashian Sued by Cookie Maker for Branding Their Product 'Unhealthy'

December 30, 2009 02:56:23 GMT

Kim Kardashian is sued by Dr. Siegel's Cookie Diet Company. In a legal paper filed in Miami Dade County, Florida on December 29, the manufacturer are seeking for unspecified damages against the TV personality, claiming she has falsely called their product "unhealthy" on her Twitter page.

In addition, the diet cookie company also accuse that the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star has a "commercial motive" behind her statement on Twitter. They come to such allegation due to the fact that Kim is a spokesperson for a rival weight loss program QuickTrim.
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Tobey Maguire Has Yet Lost His Wedding Ring

December 30, 2009 02:55:58 GMT

Tobey Maguire's jewelery designer wife Jennifer Meyer feels sure her marriage to Spider-Man is set to last because he hasn't lost the wedding ring she created for him yet. The actor told his bride to design two identical rings for him before they wed in 2007 - because he was convinced he'd lose one. But he still wears the band, which Meyer sees as a sign of luck.

She explains, "He's never worn any jewelery before and he warned me when we got married that he'd probably lose the wedding band, so I should make him a couple."
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Mila Kunis Glad for Burning 'The Book of Eli' Filthy Outfit

December 30, 2009 02:45:31 GMT

Actress Mila Kunis was so glad to be done with her filthy outfit from post-apocalypse drama "The Book of Eli" she burned it. The "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" star hated having to don the same dirty clothes every day on the set of the upcoming Denzel Washington film and staged a ceremonial send-off when the film wrapped.

She tells WENN, "I kept none of my ensemble from the film. It was so dirty and filthy. In fact I burned it in effigy when we wrapped production." And Kunis urges film fans not to be swept up by her tough-girl character in the new film - she'd be no good surviving after a nuclear blast.
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First Official Images From Channing Tatum's 'The Eagle of the Ninth'

December 30, 2009 02:40:00 GMT

The first look at Focus Features' "The Eagle of the Ninth" has been shared through several brand new stills. Debuted by Yahoo! Movies on Tuesday, December 29, most of the images highlight lead actor Channing Tatum in addition to introducing some other stars.

In the first image, Tatum is seen riding a horse followed by Denis O'Hare. Then, he is also featured alongside Donald Sutherland. Additionally, Tatum is captured in three other images, one of which shows him in a fight. The latest photo, meanwhile, captures Jamie Bell.
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Jennifer Garner Has No Plan to Play for Broadway Again

December 30, 2009 02:34:47 GMT

Actress Jennifer Garner has ruled out a speedy return to the Broadway stage because her 2007 stint in New York was too stressful for her family. The "Elektra" star made her Broadway debut opposite Kevin Kline in a production of Cyrano de Bergerac, and won high praise for her performance.

But the punishing work schedule made it difficult to balance her career with motherhood and being the wife of Ben Affleck - and Garner refuses to put her family under the same pressure again. She tells W magazine, "(It was) just my favorite thing I've ever done."
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Former Guns N' Roses' Matt Sorum to Get Married in 2010

December 30, 2009 02:24:17 GMT

Former Guns N' Roses star Matt Sorum is planning a 2010 wedding to longtime girlfriend Ace Harper after confessing he's "fully committed" to the singer. The Velvet Revolver drummer manages Harper's band Darling Stilettos and is now contemplating marriage to the rock star.

He tells website VegasDeluxe.com, "I couldn't find anyone better, so next year may well be the year we actually get married. We've talked about it, and we're both ready for that."
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Cher Puts Hawaii Property On Market

December 30, 2009 02:14:37 GMT

Pop superstar Cher is selling off her Hawaii retreat at auction. The Kailua Kona property on Hawaii's Big Island will go under the hammer on January 18, 2010 and is expected to fetch between $8 and $12 million.

Cher has custom designed the six-bedroom home at the Four Seasons Hualalai resort. It features ocean views and four guest bungalows. According to RealEstalker.com, Cher's Malibu, California estate is also up for sale for upwards of $40 million.
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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Allegedly to Move In Together

December 30, 2009 02:07:03 GMT

Hip-hop couple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have sparked rumors they are set to move in together after they were spotted house hunting in their native New York. Beatz, real name Kasseem Dean, confirmed he is dating Keys in May 2009, after a long and messy split from R&B singer Mashonda.

The ex-couple split in April 2008 after four years of marriage, and Mashonda filed for divorce in February, two months after their son's first birthday.
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Michael Cera: Joining 'Ghostbusters' Is a Dream Come True

December 30, 2009 01:55:20 GMT

Michael Cera is campaigning for a role in the new "Ghostbusters" movie. The "Superbad" actor admits it was a dream come true to work with director Harold Ramis, who starred in the first two spooky movies, in new film "Youth In Revolt".

And he used his time on set to grill Ramis, who played nerdy Egon Spengler, about the ghoulish franchise and plans for a forthcoming sequel featuring the original cast and a new generation of "Ghostbusters".
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Brittany Murphy's Father 'Unknown' on Death Certificate

December 30, 2009 01:17:55 GMT

Brittany Murphy's estranged father has been mysteriously left off the tragic actress' death certificate. Angelo Bertolotti was a notable absence at the star's funeral in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve [Dec 24] - and now he has failed to make it onto the actress' death certificate, which was filed on Tuesday [Dec 20].

The document, obtained by TMZ.com, lists Murphy's father as 'UNKNOWN', posing questions about her true parentage.
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Renee Zellweger And Bradley Cooper Buy Their First Home Together

December 30, 2009 00:47:59 GMT

Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper will start the New Year with a new house after reportedly spending $4 million on their first home together. The loved-up couple has only been dating for a few months, but the stars were snapped househunting in early December.

According to America's Star magazine, the actors have settled on a four bedroom place in the Pacific Palisades community in California. And Cooper is so happy with their new home, "The Hangover" star even gave his parents a mini-tour of the place when they visited over Christmas.
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Jason Segel: Russell Brand's Going to Be A Huge Star

December 30, 2009 00:28:59 GMT

Russell Brand's breakthrough movie role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall was originally intended for Hugh Grant. The film's writer and star Jason Segel has revealed he dreamed up Grant as his onscreen love rival in the film, but had to rejig the part when Brand blew him away at an audition.

Segel tells 944 magazine, "The part was originally written to be a British author, like a Hugh Grant type. Russell walked in to audition, and was so charismatic and good. It was a different choice, but made perfect sense. He captured that guy you totally hate and is dating your ex-girlfriend."