"THE CURIOUS CASE of Benjamin Button," "Doubt" and "Frost/Nixon" jumped to the front of the Oscar pack with five Golden Globe nominations apiece yesterday.
"Button" and "Frost/Nixon" earned nominations for best drama, along with "The Reader," "Revolutionary Road" and "Slumdog Millionare." ("The Reader" and "Button" open here Christmas Day. "Road" opens Jan. 2.)
For dramatic-actor, the nominees were Brad Pitt for "Button," Frank Langella for "Nixon," Leonardo DiCaprio for "Revolutionary Road," Sean Penn for "Milk" and Mickey Rourke for "The Wrestler."
Joining Kate Winslet ("Revolutionary Road") among dramatic-actress nominees were Anne Hathaway for "Rachel Getting Married," Angelina Jolie for "Changeling," Meryl Streep for "Doubt" and Kristin Scott Thomas for "I've Loved You So Long."
The late Heath Ledger was nominated in the supporting actor-drama category for his role as the Joker in "The Dark Knight."
Competing for best musical or comedy picture are "Mamma Mia!" "Burn After Reading," "Happy-Go-Lucky," "In Bruges" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."
* For her Sweet 16, Miley Cyrus told "Extra" she wanted a car.
She got one.
Hey "Extra," Tattle wants a car too.
"I took my mom's old car," Miley told the show. "I didn't get the one I wanted, but I got the old car which wasn't so bad because it was a Porsche . . . It was a pretty good hand-me-down."
You know, Miley, it's not really a gift if you took it.
* "Private Practice" star Kate Walsh is getting divorced after a year of marriage. So says "The Insider."
Husband Alex M. Young, a 20th Century-Fox exec, filed for divorce in L.A. on Tuesday. "Irreconcilable differences" strikes again.
The pair married September 2007 so it was good of them to tough it out this long.
But we knew when Walsh was so turned on by her Cadillac there would be trouble.
* Usher and his wife, Tameka, are celebrating the birth of a second son, Naviyd Ely Raymond.
Naviyd arrived early Wednesday, tipping the scales at 5 pounds, 13 ounces.
A statement from the couple released yesterday read: "Tameka and the baby are doing fine."
Naviyd joins older brother Usher Raymond V, born last November.
Tameka has three children from a previous marriage.
* Billboard.com reports that The Lonely Island, the occasionally comedic comedy team consisting of "Saturday Night Live" star Andy Samberg and writers Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, has signed with Universal Republic, which will release their debut album, "Incredibad," on Feb. 10.
Their first single, "Jizz in my Pants," premiered on last weekend's "SNL." Also included are other faves like "Dick in a Box" with Justin Timberlake, "Iran so Far" with Maroon 5's Adam Levine and "Lazy Sunday."
Also expected to appear are "I'm on a Boat" with T-Pain, "Sax Man" with Jack Black, "Boombox" with the Strokes' Julian Casablancas, "Dream Girl" with Norah Jones, "Santana DVX" with E-40 and guest-less songs like "Who Said We're Wack," "We Like Sportz" and "Punch you in the Jeans."
* Bon Jovi's Lost Highway tour tops the list of the biggest tours for 2008, based on data reported to Billboard Boxscore. The tour grossed $210.6 million and drew 2,157,675 fans.
Rounding out the Top 10 are Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's Magic tour ($204.5 million), Madonna ($162 million so far), the Police ($150 million on the second leg of their reunion tour), Celine Dion ($91 million), Kenny Chesney ($86 million), Neil Diamond ($81.2 million), Spice Girls ($70 million), Eagles ($56.6 million) and Rascal Flatts ($55.8 million).
Want to know why the music business is dying? Take the average age of that group.
* Jerry Lewis, who may have raised more money for medical research than any person in history - nearly $2 billion for Muscular Dystrophy over 56 years - will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscars in February.
We're still outraged he didn't win for "Sailor Beware." *
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.
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