Two of our most beloved wisemen suffered heinous injuries this week at the hands of an uncaring world.
Song 'n' dance man Hugh Jackman, 42, crashed face-first into a studio light rigging Tuesday while trying to impress Empress Oprah during her Australian invasion.
Hugh's rigging had a malfunction when he tried to Errol Flynn his way to an outdoor stage down a cable from the top of the Sydney Opera House.
"That was so much fun, until the end," said the would-be swashbuckler. Thankfully his booboo is minor.
And "U Got It Bad" warbler Usher, 32, got it bad Monday during a show in New York when A Female Fan he brought onstage for his performance of "Trading Places" kicked him in the nose with her stiletto boot-heel.
Seems she was lost in a transcendental transport of ecstasy during the song, which had the couple caress each other on a couch. The R&B man wasn't seriously hurt.
Hall of Famers
Alice Cooper Band
makes the cut.
LL Cool J
is still waiting. The 2011 class for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was revealed Tuesday. Diamond, Cooper,
will be enshrined in the Cleveland hall. Among those who got tossed into the reject pile: The
LL Cool J
. All were nominated but denied entry. The induction ceremony is scheduled for March 14 in New York City.
Keeping 'em guessing
is stoking rumors she's dating
by tweeting a photo of the two cuddling in bed. "I don't know why anyone thinks I would ever date a rapper," she says.
When love turns to hate
So many couples have broken up of late, I've lost my faith in
Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar are kaput, as are Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. Now comes news that sexily serious thesp Scarlett Johansson, 26, and smarty-pants Ryan Reynolds, 34, are ending their marriage after two whole years. "We entered our relationship with love and it's with love and kindness we leave it," the couple say in a statement. Anonymous Source tells UsMagazine.com that ScarJo ended it. "They spent a lot of time apart when they are working," says Source.
Even more boldface heartache
Famed onscreen serial killer
Michael C. Hall
, 39, and his
, 31, are getting divorced. The couple, who play siblings on the Showtime hit, wed on New Year's Eve 2008. Hall was previously married to
Brit tabloid Daily Mail says Harry Potter's David Thewlis, 47, and Pushing Daisies star Anna Friel, 34, have split up after a nine-year romance. They have a 5-year-old daughter, Gracie.
From love to commerce
have released two official portraits snapped by celeb photog
. Meanwhile, Brit jeweler
has reissued a silver pendant she and Kate designed in '07. Info:
» READ MORE: www.claudiabradby.com
Mariah: I'm not gay, too . . .
, busy torturing the globe with her holiday tunes (see below), tells the Advocate she's like
-gay, even though she is beloved of the gay community.
"If it makes somebody happy to say that, then whatever, but that's not the reality," Nick Cannon's wife says about rumors she's bisexual.
"I don't have a discriminatory policy of who I'm friends with, so yes, I'm friends with women who are gay - gay, straight, it doesn't matter to me. So I don't get upset when I hear that."
Today in EntBiz news
BBC America has acquired rights to Showtime's lusty
. Seasons 1 and 2 will be shown in a marathon Jan. 16.
The high and the low - Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin - will reunite for CNN's New Year's Eve show from Times Square. Last year, KG dropped the four-letter bomb.
Billboard has named Bon Jovi the top-grossing touring act of 2010. The Jersey boys, who will play Philly's Wells Fargo Center on March 2, pulled in $146 mil.
Tidbits 'n' pieces
Popeater.com claims the aforementioned Kathy Griffin, who has referred to
as the "white Precious," is so afeared of incurring reprisals from Palin fans that she has increased her security detail. . . . Bulgarians say
's "Last Christmas" is the most annoying holiday song ever, according to a poll by ad agency DDB. Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas" placed second.