Monday, December 18, 2006

When an actress says "you'll be seeing a lot more of me" it really does have different connotations than it used to. I would hope that Reese Witherspoon does not mean she is going to go the upskirt route.





I think I really need to worry about my taste in movies because I actually liked most of the worst Christmas movies ever. I will admit to liking the worst of the bunch because I always loved Phil Hartman. Bad Santa is on the list? That is just not right. I don't think these people actually saw the movies. Bad Santa just screams Christmas miracle along with warm and fuzzy. (Plus Lauren would kick my ass if I ever said anything bad about it) Also, what is Christmas without Christmas Vacation or Home Alone? What is not to like about those movies? In fact, here is a website totally devoted to Christmas Vacation. I am glad to see the list makers at least refrained from adding The Ref which is in my top 3 or 4 Christmas films.

I have always admired Richard Branson and think the way he conducts his business and his life are incredible. So what on earth is he doing inviting Paris Hilton to his secret New Years Eve party in Sydney? There are so many things wrong with this. First that Paris Hilton would be invited across the world to sing is unsettling. Second, that this Richard Branson party is secret, yet everyone knows about it means it is not really a secret. Maybe he is inviting her to contrast his company Virgin with someone who is not. (although she does think sex is sacred) The only good thing is that Paris will be out of the country for the New Year. (Are you going to go Mel? Please tell me the punisherz are opening for Silverchair and not Paris)

Gay marriage is really going to have a tough time gaining a foothold if Elton John makes it a habit to attend said gay weddings dressed as Captain Hook and Courtney Love as the Queen of Hearts. I want details of what happened at the pantomime themed reception. The picture to the left is one groom dressed as Aladdin and the other as Prince Charming. There must have been a mix-up with costumes because Sir Elton's boyfriend also came dressed as Prince Charming.

Miss USA gets to stay which I personally think is the right move. I think the Donald just wanted to stretch this out to try and get some publicity for the pageant which does not really make the splash it used to. What bothers me is that every article yesterday and for the preceding few days all said she was going to be forced out, and kept talking about Miss USA being dumped because she allegedly is out of control, abusing cocaine, regularly hooks up with Miss Teen USA (btw, next week someone will say there is a sex tape of the two together), sneaks men into her apartment, blah blah blah. You know what? Tara Conner is a name you will remember just like Vanessa Williams. Quick, name any other Miss America or Miss USA winners. Tough isn't it? First Project Runway, now, the world baby. I don't think she planned this of course. But, she has a much better chance of making it in the entertainment business now than she did before. In addition, she will not be forced to attend chili cook-offs for the rest of her life to remind herself of past glory. Instead she can go on Howard Stern or make cameos in Brett Ratner movies. Seriously. Vanessa Williams did ok for herself and I think Tara will also. Happy Birthday Tara!!!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

EL - I love your site!! You are much better than the Gossip Gangsta!

As for Ms. Hilton, maybe they'll revoke her passport on reentry to the US...wouldn't that be the best belated Christmas Present???

Femme Cafe said...

Branson invited Paris? it might be that SHE asked to be invited to the party so Richard agreed to "make fun" of her "singing".... as he did with the haloween thing. He found out she was coming to his bash and what she was going to wear. Richard got 20 other women to wear the exact same outfit as Paris then prentended not to know Paris infact went as far as calling her a waitress and ordering a drink from her! tee hee hee hee

not many people invite Paris to places, her publist asks for people to put Paris on their invites..... she essentially invites herself. Many times she's turned down...

Anonymous said...

hmm isn't weird how the miss usa does drugs and drinks and hooks up with random men, but vanessa williams just does a photospread and gets immediately decrowned? sigh...i know the times have changed but we should hold the same values now as we had then. Miss Usa is suppose to be a roll model of sorts, isn't she?

Anonymous said...

When Former Miss USA Vanessa Williams was found to have posed for some mag years earlier she was fired so quick her head probably spun. Miss USA Tara can however keep her crown because....??? The list of what she has done is a lot more shocking than Vanessa's indiscretions.

Is it maybe coz the runner up Miss california is Black?

'Trump'ing hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

Tara is an UNDERAGE drinker too.

Anonymous said...

Vanessa Williams was a former Miss America, not a Miss USA - two unrelated organizations.

Anonymous said...

not that I agree with the whole thing, but the 'grooms' in your story wanted the reception to be themed and everyone went along with it; with the exception of grumpy Hugh Grant who turned up looking like a total knob in the obligatory black suit white shirt and no tie *YAWN*

BTW, the fat groom is Matt Lucas, one of half of the brilliant comedy team Little Britain with David Walliams - seriously funny people. If BBC America shows it, watch it.

littleoleme said...

We get Little Britain here up north and it is truly hilarious.
"I'm a laaaaadeeeee".

UK Reader said...

Ooooh!
Can't oher countries refuse her a visa / entry due to her "criminal activities"? (And no, I don't mean her singing....I meant her DUI (or whatever) in september?)

Can't you guys just withdraw her passport to give us all a rest over Xmas?

Or p'raps just withdraw reporting on her.... that'd be nice"?

UK Reader said...

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/7339/parishiltonnewdog03rp8.jpg

"my name is Pug, Frightened Pug"

Courtesy of our of the gang @ Gossip Rocks

Anonymous said...

thanks for the clarity on vanessa williams! i guess each organizations has different values

Rachel said...

Should you actually know Lauren Graham, I'm jealous and think you must be the cool person I thought you might be. She's one of my all time faves and really seems to have her head on right-aside from the tongue in billy bob's ear--EWW!! hope she got paid extra for that!

Anonymous said...

not that I agree with the whole thing, but the 'grooms' in your story wanted the reception to be themed and everyone went along with it; with the exception of grumpy Hugh Grant who turned up looking like a total knob in the obligatory black suit white shirt and no tie *YAWN*

I do agree with it. And you sound like knob yourself.

Buzzcock said...

"I have always admired Richard Branson and think the way he conducts his business and his life are incredible."
Well, as Branson was the primary industrial opponent of the minimum wage in the UK- which ensures workers over the age of 21 earn a paltry £5.05 an hour, I would suggest your opinions are either entirely capitalistic or just plain wrong. He wanted to retain his staff across his record chain here in the UK on a basic wage of £3.40 an hour (an unsupportable wage), despite the fact that filed company returns for his 'Virgin Megastores' (2003-2004) show that every member of staff earns the parent company £314 an hour after taxation and costs. His ridiculous and always unfulfilled charitable donations ($3bn towards reducing global warming was announced this year) are often entirely misrepresented, but that is entirely in the nature of the man; his ego surpasses everything, he enjoys making repeated empty big gestures. For every 'Virgin' branded business there is normally a large backing organisation. The vast majority of 'Virgin' branded companies are Branson in name only; due to the ego of the man and his desire to boost his public persona over everything else, he will license the brand to absolutely anything. A notorious sleaze, often noted as a celebrity groper, Branson is the absolute epitome of greed. Google his company and look for the references that indicate just how his fortune grew. He has repeatedly alienated his colleagues and conned everyone who has worked with him, and has little respect in the UK business community.

Oh, and for the Little Britain/ Matt Lucas wedding story, you might want to check out David Walliams on the Sun website (www.thesun.co.uk) as he's a big sleaze but does it in a really amusing way. It's kind of hard to explain but I promise nobody in the UK hates this bloke.

buzzcock said...

Oh, and im 100% with you ENT, the Christmas film list is really off- both Bad Santa (and Home Alone- how was that on the list???) are great films! Bad Santa is very funny and Home Alone is a classic kids comedy.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:48 AM,
Please think of some way we can
get Miss Hilton placed on some
sort of watch list. If I had a
connection at Homeland Security,
I'd use it in a New York Minute.

Send her to GitMo for general
crimes against decent society!

Stoddard Hall

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Vanessa Williams was a former Miss America, not a Miss USA - two unrelated organizations.

10:53 AM

Thats interesting, however I dont want to be represented by someone that is an underage drinker, uses cocaine and acts in the manner that she has. I do believe that race has something to do with this, had she not been caucasian would the same thing have happened? I don't know but its awfully sketchy.

Anonymous said...

But regardless I love the site. ;-)

melnahas said...

I watched Bad Santa the other night (yes behind the times little melly) Such a holiday movie.

Punisherz, Branson's party with Paris?? NO WAY! We're playing Falls Festival right after Wolfmother @ 11.45pm and just before Scribe. I'm so scared. Save me.

giro said...

For anonymous who posted to anonymous about Hugh Grant:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/wickedwhispers/tm_headline=wicked-whisper-%26method=full%26objectid=18284508%26siteid=94762-name_page.html

Knob yourself; your name wouldn't be Hugh Grant, would it?

Virog74 said...

I believe that whether it is Miss USA or Miss America, the values should still be the same. When Vanessa showed her "muff" for art, she got booted.

This chick does coke, underage drinking, and still gets to stay with the agreement to go rehab? No, times have NOT CHANGED, racism is till very much alive.....

Virgo74 said...

Paris is soo unimportant.