HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-Director David Fincher turned the beautiful Scarlet Johansson away when casting his hotly-anticipated movie The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. According to Fincher, when Johansson is on screen, "you can't wait for her to take her clothes off." Rooney Mara got the lead role of Lisbeth Salander. Fincher says the character of Salander "should be like E.T. If you put E.T. dolls out before anyone had seen the movie, they would say, 'What is this little squishy thing?' When he hides under the table and he grabs the Reese's Pieces, you love him! It has to be like that."
A judge ruled Monday that a man charged with stalking Halle Berry should stand trial on two charges filed after he was repeatedly seen on the actress' property earlier this year. A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge issued the ruling against Richard A. Franco after police arrested him outside Berry's home in July after he was seen on the property three times in three days.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to make his return to feature film with The Last Stand,. The film, co-starring Harry Dean Stanton and many others, has just added two more cast members: Forest Whitaker and Johnny Knoxville.
She waited in the wings for him while he walked the red-carpet with co-star Ryan Gosling at the L.A premiere of his movie Idles Of March last month. But Sunday night, George Clooney's new girlfriend Stacy Keibler was front row and center as the couple made their first official red-carpet debut at the New York premiere of his new film, The Descendants.
Justin Bieber's girlfriend Selena Gomez got a restraining order against Thomas Brodnicki -- a man with a criminal history of stalking. Brodnicki told his psychiatrist he traveled from Chicago to L.A. to meet her, visited her workplace at least 3 times and has told people he had conversations with God about killing her. Selena says she is in "extreme fear," believing he will carry out his death threat against her if he isn't stopped.
On Friday, Snoop Dogg was held by immigration officials in Norway for carrying too much money. Snoop was in Norway to sign autographs at an Adidas store before performing at Oslo's Spektrum Arena. He tweeted, "They talkn bout takn my $$!! That aint rite!! Norway standup 4 the biggdogg!! they makn me late 4 this adidas instore autograph signin!" Snoop was eventually allowed into the country and to go about his business.
Last week, Lindsay Lohan was booted from the women's shelter where she was supposed to be dedicating her court-ordered community service time. This week's she's on her best behavior -- and she hopes that's enough to keep her from a return trip behind bars. Her rep says Lindsay "has been going to the Red Cross every day to perform her community service. Additionally, she has been working diligently to fulfill the other requirements of her probation, specifically therapy and completing the shoplifter's class." Her next court hearing is Wednesday.
A man who claims to have hacked the emails and cell phones of numerous celebrities has offered a road map on how he did the dirty deed -- specifically about how he hacked Miley Cyrus' Gmail account. The man says he simply went to Miley's Gmail and tried accessing it. The prompt asked a security question -- the name of one of her girlfriends. He guessed the one she's known the longest, based on a Google search, and he scored.
This coming Saturday, grab your ukulele and join Jake Shimabukuro and myself for GoForDaRecord at the Waikiki Shell; itʻs a fundraiser for charity, but itʻs also where weʻre going for a World Record of biggest ukulele ensemble set in Sweeden.