*Leave it to TMZ to track down one of the homeless men in the Justin Timberlake/Jessica Biel wedding video.
As previously reported, the video features people believed to be homeless, street musicians and transvestites giving the multimillionaire couple blessings and well-wishes.
“Eddie” says he was in Hollywood minding his own business when a man approached him with an offer of 40 bucks to say a few pre-written lines into the camera. He was he had no idea that it was for the Timberlake wedding, or that he would be a punch line in a joke.
When TMZ told him how the footage was used, Eddie said, “That makes me feel really bad … that was a trick played on me.”
According to TMZ, Eddie is dressed so nicely in the video below because he was in the midst of a job search.
He said: ”I’m gonna do my best to change my life.”
*Queen Latifah, Halle Berry are among the stars who have been recognized for their charity work by movie industry publication Variety magazine.
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The annual Power of Women ceremony celebrates stars who have dedicated their time to philanthropic efforts, and this year, Chicago star Latifah, Oscar winner Berry, and actress Jessica Biel have been selected as honorees.
Latifah was chosen for serving as the founder of the Lancelot H. Owens Scholarship Foundation, which provides financial support to struggling students, and Berry was picked for her commitment to the anti-domestic violence organization Jenesse Center.
Additionally, Biel was applauded for her support of the clean water project Charity: Water.
The trio will be feted at a Hollywood luncheon on Oct. 5.
*Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is the latest to join the ensemble cast of New Line’s “New Year’s Eve.”
The Garry Marshall-directed movie tells intertwining stories of a group of New Yorkers as they navigate their way through bittersweet drama and romance over the course of New Year’s Eve.
The cast already includes Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Hilary Swank and Sofia Vergara.
Ludacris will play a NYPD officer who is working with the director of the Times Square festivities (Swank).
The rapper recently appeared in the Ivan Reitman romantic comedy “No Strings Attached” and in “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” as himself. He also shows up in “Fast Five,” the upcoming fifth installment of Universal’s “Fast and the Furious” franchise.
*Halle Berry is in talks to join “New Year’s Eve,” the all-star follow-up to this year’s romantic ensemble “Valentine’s Day.”
The New Line project already includes such names as Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Biel, Lea Michele and Abigail Breslin.
In addition to Berry, Zac Efron is also in negotiations to join the cast.
The movie tells intertwining stories of a group of New Yorkers as they navigate their way through bittersweet drama and romance over the course of New Year’s Eve.
If her deal is done, Berry would play a caterer who runs into a former flame. Parker would play Breslin’s mom, someone who relies too much on her daughter for company. Efron would play a bike messenger who tries to fulfill Pfeiffer’s New Year’s Eve resolutions in exchange for tickets to a big party.
The movie, being directed by Garry Marshall, was initially to shoot mid-December but is now eyeing a Feb. 1 start in New York.
Next for Berry is her Golden Globe-nominated role in “Frankie and Alice,” which is currently in limited release and opens nationwide on Feb. 4.
*Jamie Foxx is said to be writing a script for a big screen adaptation of TV’s “Laverne & Shirley” with the show’s co-creator, Garry Marshall.
“Jamie and I are trying to do it,” Marshall told TV Guide. “He’s writing it. It’s a whole different modern day take on how they came up on the streets during difficult times. Laverne would be this very tough girl with a big ‘L’ tattooed on her arm.”
Marshall is eyeing Jennifer Garner for the role of Laverne and Jessica Biel for the part of Shirley. He directed both actresses as well as Foxx in romantic comedy Valentine’s Day.
Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams played the roles in the original series.