LOOKING FOR CLUES
Everybody needs a hobby, but why is Courtney Love so obsessed with the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? The musician and former wife of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has undertaken a personal search for the missing airliner and regularly providing updates on Twitter in recent days. Earlier this week, Love tweeted a map of the region where the flight was believed to have disappeared along with the comment, "really? look closer? MH370 and its like a mile away Pulau Perak, where they 'last' tracked it." Talking later to New York magazine, Love admitted, "Yeah, I went to the satellite site and just uploaded tons and tons of pictures. I really doubt aliens took it. It's got to be somewhere. I'm a little obsessive."
Chris Martin has agreed to mentor aspiring pop stars on The Voice. NBC has announced that the Coldplay frontman will perform mentoring duties for the current sixth season of the reality singing competition. In a first for the series, Martin will serve as mentor to all four teams headed by Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher, starting with round two of The Battles. Martin, who will advise the amateur singers on vocal technique and stage presence, will make his first appearance on the series on March 31.
The final screen performance by the late Brittany Murphy finally has a release date. The official Facebook account for the psychological thriller Something Wicked has announced that the film will receive limited theatrical release on April 4. The film wrapped only two months before Murphy's sudden death in December, 2009, from pneumonia and severe anemia. In a 2011 interview, Something Wicked producer and screenwriter Joe Colleran told USA Today, "Brittany pulled off one of the spookiest scenes in the movie. … Personally I think it's one of the best scenes in her career."
KEEPING IT CLEAN
Attention, parents: Don't fret about any "wardrobe malfunctions" by Candace Cameron Bure on Dancing With the Stars. The former Full House regular and devout Christian says she won't be wearing any skimpy costumes when she competes in the reality dancing competition with professional partner Mark Ballas. "I'm not gonna be your sexy girl," said Bure, 37, in an interview earlier this week. "I'm a mom of three kids, so I want to look good and feel beautiful, but I will probably stay on the more modest end of costuming."
Source: Us magazine
Kate Winslet says there's a perfectly logical reason why she named her new baby son Bear Blaze. Appearing on Tuesday's edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the British actress, whose third husband's name is Ned Rocknroll, told DeGeneres she loved the name Bear because a close friend of hers was nicknamed Bear "and I just had always really loved it," she said. "He was very much a bear, he was everybody's shoulder to cry on, he was a big bear hug. He was just this great figure in my life."
CARY VS. KERMIT
In Tina Fey's opinion, Kermit the Frog rates right up there with Cary Grant as a leading man. The former 30 Rock star spoke admiringly of her co-star in the press junket for the upcoming feature Muppets Most Wanted and claims Kermit ranks among the most dashing men (amphibians, actually) in cinema history. "You can't do any better," she said. "Cary Grant is dead, so you can't do any better than that." When asked to compare Kermit to her former male co-stars, including Steve Carell and Adam Baldwin, Fey said, "He's much smaller, but I would say equally as charismatic."