Sideshow: Daniel Craig does some Kar-bashin'

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James Bond has had quite enough of reality stars and their incessant fame-mongering. Daniel Craig tells British GQ he's disgusted by folks whose only talent is to perform emotional striptease on TV. "It's not about being afraid to be public with your emotions or about . . . what you stand for. But if you sell it off it's gone. . . . you can't buy your privacy back," Craig says. The Casino Royale star, who has kept mum about his summer wedding to Rachel Weisz, says he's especially ticked off when those same celebs bleat on about their privacy.

" 'Oh, I want to be alone,' " Craig mocks. "[Obscenity] you. . . . We were at your birth. You . . . showed us the placenta and now you want some privacy?" Craig singles out the Kardashian Clan. "They're worth millions," he says. "You see that and you think, 'What? You mean all I have to do is behave like a [obscenity] idiot on television and then you'll pay me millions?' " Adds Craig, "I'm not judging it - well, I am, obviously."

Kardashian Files: Kourtney's turn

Kourtney Kardashian and boyfriend Scott Disick are expecting. That's what Kourtney, a talented pro celeb and spiritual healer, tells E! News: "Scott and I are so excited to announce that we are expecting our second child and are thrilled to be expanding the love in our family." The couple's first, Mason Dash Disick, turns 2 on Dec. 14.

 

Tyrese Gibson: I've been poisoned!

Singer, author, fashion model, and Transformers GI Joe Tyrese Gibson was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday night complaining of stomach pains, TMZ says. Tyrese, who was suffering from food poisoning after a seafood meal, tweeted a photo of his feet in the hospital bed, which read, "ER . . . pray for me." No need: He's back home, recuperating nicely.

 

Tickets for Vincent van Gogh at PMA

Tickets go on sale Thursday for "Van Gogh Up Close," the first exhibition of van Gogh's work appearing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in more than a decade.

The exhibition, organized by the Art Museum and the National Gallery of Canada, will open at the museum Feb. 1 for a run through May 6. There will be no other venue in the United States.

The show contains works from the Art Museum and what museum officials characterized as "significant loans from museums and private collections in Europe, North America, and Japan."

Tickets, which are for specific days and times, can be ordered by phone at 215-235-7469 or purchased online at http://philamuseum.org/exhibitions.

Tix are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $20 for students with valid ID and youths 13 to 18, and $12 for children 5 to 12. Free for museum members and children 4 and under.

- Stephan Salisbury

 

Today in KardashianLand: Kris' plea

Kris Humphries, who was bathed in Kim Kardashian's divine matrimonial light for a paltry 72 days, has countered Kim's divorce filing with a request for a legal separation followed by a full-out annulment. Anonymous Source tells TMZ Kris claims Kim is a fraud who fraudulently married him in order to defraud the Spirit of Marriage Itself by fraudulently and cynically using the wedding as a money-making scam.

 

Kim Kardashian: I'm not a fraud!

TMZ cites Anonymous Kim Kardashian Insiders who say the professional celebrity most vehemently denies she defrauded Kris into marrying her. She loved him. For real.

 

Hard truths from Tyra, Conan

"I'm so not sexy," says sexy model and TV impresario Tyra Banks, a 5-foot-10 drink of (fizzy) water who bares her soul at a CNN dinner to honor Larry King

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"I know how to turn it on for a picture, but I'm not sexy in real life." Sure.

The dinner, hosted by Larry and wife Shawn, features a gaggle - no, a shoal - of boldfacers who share deep, dark secrets, including Russell Brand, Jack Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Seth MacFarlane, Conan O'Brien, and Shaquille O'Neal. The stars ponder, wittily, insecurity and guilt. Asked about his tremendous global fame, Brand says, "How I deal with my personal, material success is guiltily." A Larry King Special: Dinner With the Kings will be telecast as a four-hour CNN special on Sunday.

 

Rob Lowe's hard truth: No surgery

Rob Lowe, 47, has an easy smile, a certain insouciant charm, and good skin. But face it: He can't keep baby-fresh forever. So what?, says the Bad Influence star. "I'm not worried about chronological years," the West Wing alum tells In Touch Weekly, adding that he'll never get plastic surgery or Botox. "I don't think guys should be monkeying around with that stuff," says Lowe, who has two sons, Edward, 18, and John, 16. He says the boys help him keep fit. "I'm outside surfing, diving, you name it. . . . I'm very cool with my teenagers."

 

Ali Lohan: Too young for surgery!

Weight loss! Sunken cheekbones! A contract with a top modeling agency! What does it add up to? Plastic surgery! What does it add up to when we're talking about Aliana Lohan? Proof Lindsay's 17-year-old sis is coming into her own! Oh, happy days!

Ali denies the rumors, telling the New York Post she's too young for surgery.

"I'm 17 years old. It's not legal! I would need my mother's signature," she says, "and do you think my mom would sign off on that?" Um . . . well . . . maybe?

 

Beatles birthplace sues Hard Rock

The Cavern Club, the Liverpool basement hole-in-the-wall that gave the Beatles their start, is suing global giant Hard Rock Cafe for naming one of its event rooms in the chain's Vegas location the Cavern Club.

The Las Vegas Sun says owners of the Liverpudlian venue, who own the trademark for the name in half a dozen international territories but not in the United States, have filed a lawsuit to overturn a decision by the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to give Hard Rock rights to use the Cavern Club name Stateside.

 

No wire hangers in this sale

John Wayne gave it to her at the 1970 Golden Globe Awards. And now it's for sale. That'd be the Cecil B. DeMille Award Joan Crawford won for her contribution to the Ent-Industry. Estimated at $3,000 to $5,000, it's among the Crawford memorabilia that will go to the highest bidder Dec. 7 at Doyle New York. We're partial to a ruby brooch in the form of a miniature Pepsi bottle estimated at $600 to $900. Items are on view at www.DoyleNewYork.com

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Today in EntBiz news

Heather Graham sure gets around. The Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me star, who is in talks in India to star in her first Bollywood film, is also a hit in the Bahamas. The Bahamas International Film Festival Wednesday said Heather will be given the prestigious Career Achievement Tribute at the fest, Thursday to Sunday in Nassau.

 


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