Myers loses his mojo with "Love Guru" Razzie

Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:44am EST
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By Jill Serjeant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mike Myers really did lose his mojo in 2008.

Myers and his comedy "The Love Guru," which won few fans at box offices, were named worst actor and worst picture of 2008 at the Razzie Awards on Saturday, one day before the world's top film honors, the Oscars, are given out in Hollywood.

The comedy featuring Myers as a spiritual healer was also given the Razzie for the worst screenplay of 2008.

The Canadian actor and the movie he spent years developing won gold spray-painted Raspberries at the awards ceremony created in 1980 to spoof the glitzy Academy Awards.

"The Love Guru" flopped in theaters with only $40.8 million in global ticket sales. That figure is a huge come-down after Myers' three "Austin Powers" spoofs in which the comedian worked his spy character's positive mojo to perfection, raking in a combined $675 million at global box offices.

Socialite Paris Hilton was the other big award-winner at the 29th annual Golden Raspberry Awards.

Hilton won three trophies: worst actress and worst screen couple for her low-budget romantic comedy "The Hottie & The Nottie," as well as worst supporting actress for her role in the horror fantasy "Repo! The Genetic Opera."

Some of 2008's biggest blockbusters also got Razzies.   Continued...

<p>Cast member Mike Myers gestures at the premiere of "The Love Guru" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California June 11, 2008. The movie opens in the U.S. on June 20. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>