, who died Saturday at age 74, was eulogized by fellow thesps
Wednesday at a memorial Mass in Ranchos De Taos, N.M. Hopper's son,
, read from Walt Whitman's
Leaves of Grass
Nicholson, who costarred with Hopper in Easy Rider, described the late actor as an "an all-around guy. It was a very singular relationship I had with him, like nobody else. We were soulmates in a way. I really miss him."
Cameron: They're morons!
, beloved for his scary seafaring epics
, decide to join the elite brain trust dedicated to ending the Gulf of Mexico oil-spill disaster?
"I was watching with growing horror and heartache, watching what's happening in the Gulf and thinking, 'Those morons don't know what they're doing.' " Cameron said Wednesday night at the All Things Digital conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Cameron said he knew he could help out, given his extensive water experience: "I know a lot of people . . . who know the engineering that's required to work at that depth. I thought, 'Let's get all the people I know together for a brainstorming session.' " The brainiacs, JC said, are preparing a report for the government.
Oil disaster: Spike Lee weighs in
is far too calm when it comes to the oil disaster. The
Miracle at St. Anna
director told CNN on Wednesday night that it's about time Obama got steamin' mad.
"He's very calm, cool, collected. But, one time, go off!" Lee said. "If there's any one time to go off, this is it, because this is a disaster."
Robert Gibbs recently assured reporters that Obama's Zen exterior is deceptive. "I've seen rage from him. I have," said the White House press secretary.
Telling Bree's tragic tale
says her new,
-related novella marks a radical break from the
quartet. All four novels are told from Bella's point of view, Meyer says in a note sent to USA Today.
The action in The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella, due Friday at 12:01 a.m., is seen through the eyes of Bree Tanner, a newborn vampire created by Victoria as part of the bloodsucker army she sends after Edward and Bella.
"I had always wished people could read Bree's story before the movie came out," Meyer says. Bree only appears in 10 pages of Meyer's novel Eclipse. She's played by Jodelle Ferland in the Eclipse film, which opens June 30.
Pregnant? Nope. Well, maybe . . .
For the 9,087th time,
is (probably) not with child. The D-lister's hubby, Lakers star
, tells ESPN, "She hasn't told me if she was pregnant." But he said it with a big smile, which must mean, um, something.
In other baby nondenial denials, Nick Cannon, 29, who made his TV debut as a young lad in '98 in Nickelodeon's All That, says don't believe rumors that his beloved, Mariah Carey, 40, is pregnant. But she might be. Cannon was all cagey Thursday on his radio show (http://923now.radio.com/), telling his fans he and Mariah plan to name all their kids Mariah.
"Mariah No. 1, Boy Mariah, Man Mariah, Tall Mariah. It's gonna be a house full of people named Mariah," he said. The America's Got Talent host did confirm that the couple's beloved Jack Russell terrier, Cha Cha, is expecting.
Undenied baby news
Dances With Wolves
' heroic prancer,
, 55, and his second wife,
Christine Baumgartner Costner
, 36, on Wednesday welcomed a baby girl named
Grace Avery Costner
. Grace is Costner's seventh child, his third with Christine, a German model and handbag designer whom he wed in '04. The couple's other two kids are are
, 16 months, and
, 3. Costner has three children with his first wife,
, 23 and
, 22. He also has a son,
, 13, with former gf
John Travolta, 56, and Kelly Preston, 47, are ecstatic that they are expecting. "We tried for several years, and we didn't think it was going to happen for us," the couple tell People. "This is a miracle, and we feel blessed."
Tidbits 'n' pieces
's former lawyer tells People that despite widespread reports, the late actor and
were not married at the time of Coleman's death. Fact, they've been divorced since Aug. 12, '08. . . .
is unemployed. Variety says her sitcom,
, which last month was canceled by CBS, hasn't been able to find a new home now that ABC has passed on it. . . .
, who just earned a master's degree at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, will return to the big screen in
, says Variety. The bank heist comedy will costar
Tim Blake Nelson
. . . .
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino
tells Online rag Scene Queens he has bedded 100 women since the show debuted. "I happen to be very, very good with the ladies," he says. "Women just happen to love 'The Situation,' and I love them back."
. . .
's new stage show,
, which is playing in South Orange, N.J., will be filmed for an HBO special, the cabler says.. . . .
will eschew TV for the stage this summer in the Off-Broadway comedy,
, opening Aug. 12 at Second Stage Theatre in Manhattan. . . .
' lovely child,
, 4, is so hip, so plugged-in, so with-it, that she has her very own iPad, Life & Style reports. Apparently, she digs its drawing and painting program.