Chatting with Billy V - August 18, 2010



Richard Gere may be best known for his acting career but he is also an accomplished musician who has amassed an extensive guitar collection that will be sold at auction in October. The star of Pretty Woman and An Officer and a Gentleman has spent the last 20 years accumulating the collection.

Will Smith is hoping to make a rap comeback with his first new album in six years. Smith began his career as The Fresh Prince, teaming up with his childhood pal Jeffrey Townes to form hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. He went on to land his own TV sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and has since become one of Hollywood's most in-demand movie stars. Smith is heading back into the studio to record a follow up to 2005's Lost and Found.

After two weeks on the New York Times best seller list, several independent producers are looking to turn Denise Richards' book, The Real Girl Next Door, into a movie. One producer says the book has all the ingredients of a great movie: "The pretty girl next door that become a Bond Girl, marries a movie star and ends up choosing to raise her two daughters alone rather than pursue her career."


Dancing With the Stars may have nabbed one very famous ex: Sources say George Clooney's former flame Elisabetta Canaliswill be on Season 13 of the celebrity dance competition. But the singer/actress Twittered yesterday: "No truth to the rumors of me doing Dancing With The Stars. Love the show though so I'll be watching just like you!"... Ironically George is now dating a former DWTS contestant Stacy Keibler.

Scary news for David Letterman: a website frequently used by Al Qaeda has posted an assassination threat against the Late Show host. SITE Intelligence Group, a private company that tracks extremist activity on the web, said a militant Muslim website has called on Muslims to kill the CBS talk show host. Why? According to Entertainment Weekly, Letterman mocked the death of an accused terrorist leader back in June.

A day after Abercrombie & Fitch publicly dissed him by saying they will pay to have The Situation stop wearing their clothes; But Hustler sees things differently -- it has offered to "pay Mr. Sorrentino to wear their clothing so that he can stay well dressed." Hustler publisher Larry Flynt said, "The Sitch may not be good enough for Abercrombie & Fitch, but he's good enough for us."