Friday, October 17, 2008

Four For Friday

#1 & 2 - So, earlier this week, we had an A lister who was spotted ignoring his companion. Well,, the reason he may be ignoring her is that he is having a thing with a VERY much younger than him C list film actress who co-stars in a brand new film that stars a guy from one of my favorite television shows.

#3 - This is an unusual one. Just the name of a show rather than a person. What brand new television show, filmed outside the US, has pretty much ruined it for all companies that want to film there in the future. The reason? The crew working the show had never been treated as badly in terms of verbal abuse, lack of respect and working conditions. In addition, a local girl was severely burnt in the face and upper body when a light exploded on set. By way of compensation she was offered a job in a city 300 miles away from the village where she has lived her whole life. Obviously she could not do it, and the production company just didn't care. It gave her one option, and one option only.

#4 & 5 - What singer and I use that term loosely is running out of money fast? The reason? Her fairly new husband is now acting as her business manager and using her bank account as his own personal ATM. In the short time they have been married she has lost almost $5M all because of him.

Random Photos Part One

Although I have no problems putting Amy Adams on top, today was just a matter of luck for her, and her initials.
Instead of Random European Dude as is normally the custom here, today is random Indian dude. In this case, Akshay Kumar.
See, Anna Tsuchiya is the kind of person you want to invite to a party. She brings enough for everyone, and unlike some people doesn't bring Bud Light.
Note to all video game companies. If you throw a party in Hollywood David Arquette will come. Courteney and her Christina lipstick will only come if Foo Fighters are also playing. They did and she did.

Emilie Hirsch was there also. Do you think he puts rollers in hair or you think that is just a natural thing?
Yes, more Courteney, but I thought it would be rude to crop her out and Lynda Carter didn't take any solo photos.
Now, I don't want to draw any conclusions and I am sure there is a very logical reason why Abbie Cornish decided to hang out at some video game party with Breckin Meyer and not take a free trip to London and be with Ryan Phillipe. So, no need to speculate. Unless you want to of course. Oh, and who is the smoker?
In the random photo of the day we have Barry Bonds and Zac Efron.
Any awards show in Latin America is always going to provide good photos. The MTV Latin America Awards are no exception. This almost made the top photo.

But then I would have felt bad about not putting The Dudesters on top.
This is just wrong on so many levels.
Still not funny. But Dane Cook is a good looking guy.
Dave Annable returns to the photos after a lengthy absence.
Jason Schwartzman, where have you been?


And Kirsten Dunst actually looks, dare I say it. Bright eyed. Well, the night was young.
I admit it. I love Johnny Knoxville.
Is that a tattoo on Heidi Klum's right arm? You may have to click the photo to get a good look.
The weekly George Clooney photo.

Ludacris and Rudy Huxtable. She probably hates that, but it is my blog so I don't care. She looks good though.


Lauren Conrad and Frankie Delgado. What can I say? I had space to fill.
Katy Perry - Guadalajara, Mexico
If you let Katie out of Tom's sight for a night she actually looks like the Katie Holmes of old. I mean, that actually looks like a real emotion and an attempt at a red carpet pose. I love it.


Paramore - Guadalajara, Mexico


So, this party was held at a private home. You had Johnny Knoxville, Orlando Bloom and Spike Jonze in the house at the same time. Umm, that is a good night.
Mia Farrow just because.
Metallica - Guadalajara, Mexico
Monica Belluci and Vincent Cassel at the funeral of Guillaume Depardieu.
The forementioned Spike Jonze


and his current main squeeze.
Rita Wilson.
Have not had Rachel Nichols in here in a very long time. She became famous and turned her back on me. I don't hold a grudge though.
Patrick Wilson who apparently is the one bright spot in All My Sons.
Winona Ryder turned into Joan Baez with boots.


I love Victoria Principal. Her plastic surgeon? Not so much.
I really like this new look of Victoria Beckham. That is saying a lot because I don't like much about her.
Sarah McLachlan - Toronto
Stacy Keibler is back on the red carpet circuit.

Your Turn

So, do you remember back in the day when there were like three networks and no cable? Yeah, well I remember that if you ever wanted to watch cartoons the only time to do it really was on Saturday mornings. Oh, sure some UHF station might show some before you went to school, but that wasn't any fun because you kept looking at the clock so you wouldn't be late. Now, with cable and videos and DVD's, you can watch cartoons 24/7. I still think the old ones are the best and I will find myself watching Boomerang late at night watching Scooby Doo cartoons from like 40 years ago. Maybe you like the newer cartoons and the old ones are too cheesy. So, today. Your favorite cartoon of all time.

Whatever


The NY Post had a report yesterday that said someone overheard Miley Cyrus telling a friend that, ""she was probably staying at Justin's tonight and that they were going to skip the after-party and have a party of their own." I can believe that. Apparently the entire world believed it also. So, to that end Miley's publicist released a statement that said, "Miley had a great time at the show, but the whole sleeping-over thing never happened. Miley went home with her mom and manager. Leticia is very strict with her."

First of all, I don't recall seeing anywhere in the NY Post quote that Miley said she was going to do anything wrong when she went to Justin's place. She just said they were going to have their own after party. I'm sure of course that meant they were going to eat popcorn and watch Jonas Brothers concerts. To throw in the bonus that Tish is really strict with Miley just makes the whole thing even more laughable. Who out there thinks Miley's parents are strict with her? Yeah, that's what I thought. I hate when publicists treat the world like we are idiots and that we just buy the garbage that they stuff down our throats. We have minds and we know how to use them. What if Tish had told the publicist that Miley had indeed spent the night at Justin's and they ended up sleeping together all night. Do you really think she would have told us the truth? Hell no. So, why on earth should we believe her when she said that Miley went home with her mother. Plus, maybe mom said Justin could spend the night over at Miley's house. Hell, if I were Justin I would rather go home to wherever Miley was staying anyway because it is probably nicer than a 6th floor walkup that he shares with four other models.

Lainey Blind Item

A couple of years ago, I was the first to write about the celebrity IV diet – many of them would admit themselves to hospital under the care of a proper physician for 10 days, 2 weeks or so, eliminating food in favour of an IV drip chock full of essentials to keep one alive while starving.

Mainstream outlets only picked up on this last month.

Needless to say, the IV diet presents some major health issues. It’s also not that convenient. How many weeks on end can you disappear in a given year without arousing suspicion, to say nothing of the limitations on actually having a real life – who wants to spend weeks at a time away from home?

This is why she chose something, for her anyway, that was more … flexible. In more ways than one.

She was always super thin before baby. But after baby it’s been hard to lose the last 10. And to her credit, she did try hard. But nothing was working. And drastic measures had to be taken. Which is why she’s had one of those “lap band” things installed. Like gastric bypass (stomach stapling) only much less invasive.

But it’s typically for the morbidly obese. Not for an already slender women wanting to be more slender who is carrying around an extra few pounds.

Whatever. This is Hollywood. And this is a woman who needs to keep up.

So the weight came off. She’s stick thin again. And all’s good, right?

Well… the problem is that they’ve always wanted to add to their family. And it’s apparently recommended that the device be deflated or however they render it ineffective when a couple is trying to conceive. So he’s been like – ok, you’re done, you’re back to where you wanted to be so let’s get going!

But she’s too scared to stop the band thing, she’s addicted to the skinny, and her body over baby choice is now threatening her marriage.

Melody Thornton Is An Idiot


Wow, I think I just lost a million brain cells and all I had to do was read words that Melody Thornton had said. If I had actually had to listen to them, I might actually have none left. Most of you at this point are probably asking who Melody Thornton is. Well, I will tell you. She is one of the Pussycat Dolls who just does whatever she does in the background and pretends to sing.

But, sometimes people like interviewing people other than Nicole and so Melody got her chance and she has probably set back the interview process for like a decade.

When you think of this group does it evoke memories of going to church on Sunday or nuns or spreading the word of God and what he would want everyone to do? Yeah, me either. I think the grinding on the floor and simulated sex kind of blew those thoughts out of the water. Well, apparently melody thinks that is just what she is doing. Throughout her childhood, Melody wanted to be a nun. "I used to watch these movies about people who really devote their lives to charity in someway or bettering the world, devoting themselves to serve God or a common purpose. Then I realized when I could sing I realized I could do both."

Well first of all, I think we need to say that yes, she can sing, but so can everyone. Doesn't mean you are good at it or that you should even try to make a living at it. As to the part about her bettering the world and devoting themselves to serve God, I am really having trouble figuring out how writhing around half naked every night is devoting herself to God. I really wish the writer from The Sun had asked a followup question but he was probably so numb from the response that his brain would not work fast enough. Goodness. I wonder if she really believes it or if she just thought of it when she was watching a movie or what, but when I think of this group I do not see them collecting offering before, during or after the show and somehow I don't see Melody doing anything other than talking a good game before going off to do something very un nun like. Although, judging from the photo above, she may consider Bow Wow to be her God and then the whole quote would make much more sense.

Did I Miss Something?


I read lots and lots of news sites each day, but at the same time I know that there are things I am going to miss. In fact I miss a great deal of it. There is just too much information out there. Sometimes though I think publicists take advantage of the fact there is too much information and we can't remember everything we have seen.

I saw a report today where Renee Zellweger's publicist released a statement that said Renee was single and not dating anyone. At first I thought she was just letting the world know she was available and wouldn't mind a free meal or two. I'm ok with that. Most publicists are a little more subtle about it. Maybe they make some calls, and find someone who they think is a good match and then the couple goes to get some dinner. If the press love them, then they love each other. I know, I know, the mysteries of love.

But apparently the statement was in response to reports that Renee was dating Uma Thurman's ex Andre Balzas. I never saw those reports. Were there such reports? Should I have cared about those reports? It did not make much of a ripple in the gossip world, so the publicist obviously had to change that so she rings up People and gives the statement. Of course People or whoever has no idea what the hell the publicist is talking about, but figures they might have missed the reports. The next thing you know there is a story there made out of absolutely nothing and Renee gets some press away from Kenny Chesney. Yeah, I think so. Same week is just too much of a coincidence.

It's That Time Again


Every six months or so, some feature writer with a longing for the earlier years of their life convinces an editor to let them do a piece on The Goonies and what the cast has been up to over the past twenty years. Because of my fondness for the film, I invariably go ahead and post the story. Well, Variety is the latest to have a go at the film, and the cast has some things to say differently this time around. Instead of just the what happened to angle, Variety uses director Richard Donner as the base, and all the cast reflects on the film and their interactions with Donner as well as their own experiences. If you are a fan of the film, you should read the article. The news to come out of the article is that no sequel right now, but they are working on the musical for Broadway.

Must Have Seen Katie's Performance


I wish I could have taken credit for the rumors that apparently swept the internet that Tom Cruise had died in New Zealand yesterday after falling from some cliffs. Probably more like jumped after he saw Katie on Broadway. Look, I read all the reviews and the first thing I have to say is that is the guy from the NY Times just trying to show the world he is smarter than the rest of us? I feel like we are his children and he is patting us on our heads and sending us away after boring us with an hour dissertation on why each soprano is different. If you have not read the NY Times review of the play you should. Then you should say to yourself, if I ever become this ass, someone kick me.

Even though he called Katie a robot I'm not going to even count it against her. The one I am going with is USA Today and they said basically that maybe she could do a good job in a different play, but not this play and not this director. She just doesn't know how to change gears. Lets face it. Something happened to Katie Holmes. I was going to say the usual about how she was so good in Pieces Of April, but maybe that is all she can do. That one character is all she has in her. With the exception of that has she ever been the world's best actress? Nope. So, why do we expect so much out of her. I say lets realize she is going to suck and maybe now and again she will surprise us. E! said she didn't embarrass herself but E! isn't going to say anything too bad because they are hoping to get an interview with her or Tom or Xenu. At this point they don't really care. Hell, if Xenu was a skank they would give her a reality show right along with the rest.

Blame Everyone But Yourself


Apparently Simon Cowell is the force that pushed former American Idol contestant Nikki McKibbin down into the abyss of drug and alcohol addiction. Uh huh. Apparently Nikki couldn't handle someone who didn't think she was the best singer in the whole world. People had been telling her she was the best since 5 and when Simon started trashing her each week she just couldn't handle it. "I had never been told I wasn't good enough. Having to hear it for so many weeks from Simon Cowell killed me inside. I couldn't get the s--t he had said to me out of my head."

Nikki is doing a bunch of press for the new season of Celebrity Rehab. I am thinking of watching just to see Gary Busey and what the hell he tells everyone. Can you imagine trying to get sober and having Gary Busey rattling off all his Buseyisms at you? You would tell Dr. Drew enough, walk out the door and go get hammered.

You know what debate I would love to see? Dr. Phil and Gary Busey. Just throw out a phrase or a topic and see what the hell they do with each one.

Anyway, back to Nikki. In an interview with US Weekly she says that at times during her Idol run, that even though the group was heavily chaperoned she would buy vodka and sometimes have a drink or two if she was not too tired. Umm, so do lots of people. It is called getting through another miserable day working for the man. Also, if you were so heavily chaperoned how did you manage to go buy the vodka, and drink it every night? I'm glad you are clean and sober, but trying to blame everything on Simon seems like a contradiction of the whole sobriety thing. He could have triggered your lack of self-confidence. I mean you did get beat by Justin after all. I guess I can see why you turned to the bottle. Also, I think she should be thanking Simon because she got another 15 minutes because of him. If he had been sweet and kind to Nikki then she would have still finished third, done nothing since and have no chance to get back on television. Is that going too far? Well, hey she is the one who is blaming her downward spiral on Simon. I think that is kind of going too far.

Trashy Is As Trashy Does



I must say that it has been a few weeks since I got to write a Denise Richards post and I feel that I am worse off for it. Instead of actually getting to write anything about her, I have been forced to find ridiculous looking mascots and people dressed in hideous Halloween costumes and pretend they are Denise. But, alas, due to the fact that she apparently has an awful real estate agent, I get to spend some time talking about her.

As you may have read here on the site, Denise has been trying to unload her house. This is the house where they are filming the reality show. This isn't the house on the same street three doors down. Hey, isn't that a group? I wonder if maybe she had a thing for a guy in that group and so bought a house three doors down from the first one just so she could have a conversation starter.

Anyway, so Denise has been trying to sell this reality house for a long time but no one wants to buy anything from her, and because of her inflated self-worth she had the house priced way too high even before the market dried up. So, she has since reduced the house price by a million bucks but still no offers.

Well apparently some real estate agent in Calabassas which is where the house is located decided that there must be someone out there who wants to buy the house. As you can see from the ad above, he went back to Denise's old stomping grounds, Craigslist. Hell, who knows she might put an ad up there for old times sake now and again. I'm sure it is Charlie Sheen's homepage.

It is not often that any celebrity would allow either a buyer or seller agent to use the home of massages and hookers to also advertise their home for sale. But, at this point, I'm sure Denise is just happy to have someone who is trying to sell it, and I'm sure she has a lot of faith in the power of advertising on Craigslist.
Thanks Chappel

Ted C Blind Item

OK, you sexual preachers, it's been quite the week for preferences and politics, all zeroing in on just what we do in the privacy of our bedrooms. Are some actors gay but pretending to be straight? Vice versa? And how much leaning one way or the other then negates one's true sexual calling?

Forget all that. 'Cause here we got one majorly obvious hetero dude and his skanky actions with chicks. No, not in between the sheets, hons. We're goin' for where it counts: the wallet. And the schmuck-wad factor. Listen...

Henry Skank hasn't always been in the lauded limelight. It's been a slow crawl upwards from his hole-in-the-wall comedy days to makin' sweet paydays like he is now, just secs into the big-green club. But what he lacked in his bank account mere moments ago, he made up for with tons of babes.

Back when he was just a struggling funnyguy instead of the nascent success job he is now, H.C. was dating three babes all at the same time, and not one of 'em knew about the other. He even had the audacity to gift each gal the same exact present recently. Even more unfortunate, the prezzies were from not Tiffany's, but Walgreens, painfully proving the dude wasn't rolling in dough—or class.

Cheap goodies can be found, darling, but not there. At least, not when orgasms are involved. Who knew this somewhat handsome man—who's still with one of these honeys (apparently the one who doesn't mind drugstore romance)—was once such a cretin Casanova? Guess women aren't lying when they say they like a guy who makes 'em laugh. But they probably prefer a man who's monogamous.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Today's Blind Items

Former A list rock singer. Now, just someone we love to sing with at clubs and see in the odd film cameo is going blind.

Random Photos Part One

For some reason today I just felt like putting Kristin Scott Thomas on the top. A great actress who I think is really unappreciated. Not today. Today she gets the top spot.

The random photo of the day has from L to R, Angie Harmon, Michele Hicks, Rose McGowan (yep, it's her) and Perry Reeves
This is the photo of Angelina Jolie you get when you don't have press credentials.
This is the one you get when you do.
Facial hair meets chest hair on Adam Levine.
Look, if Danielle Lloyd wants to start her own modeling agency, who am I to say that is wrong. I will say that I find it odd that she chose them all to be posed on a bed in a hotel room in lingerie. What kind of agency is this?

How much money do you need David?
Apparently there is a new show called Crusoe. I'm brilliant like that.
It's a Backstreet Boy
It's an N'Sync'er
Could have put Gwen and Gavin up, but I don't think Steve Jobs has ever been in the photos before so I took the other side of the table.

Is it me or do Grant Butler and Eric Mabius spend a great deal of time together?
Eminem looks completely different than the last time I saw a photo of him.
As you know, I am not a fan of Elizabeth Hurley, but she is doing some good work here so she gets in the photos.
Duffy - Los Angeles

Two of my favorites, Jane Krakowski and Andrew McCarthy.

How about this? Howard Jones
Kim Wilde
and Boy George on tour together. Can't wait.
It has been awhile since both of the Duffs were out at an event together.
Umm. Is this dangerous?



Lionel Richie and Akon.
Leona Lewis - New York
Katharine McPhee must have had a check come in because she upgraded the ring.
When is the last time you saw Jeffrey Siebella?

It is almost like Nick Cannon wants to be jumping up and down in the back saying, "look at me."

More action than Nick has probably got all month.
Mika is not as big this year as last. And I believe that is the same tie he always wears.
Mario Cantone just happened to find the two Olympians who won medals for fencing. Could make a joke about men and swords, but that would be too much.
Ummm. Yeah.
I got it. All of you love Simon Baker. Here he is.


Ryan Phillipe, but I didn't see the girlfriend in any photos I saw.
Randy Jackson - Los Angeles
"Look up here, not at my breasts."
Pussycat Dolls - Melbourne
Apparently the Smurfs are still huge in Germany.



Is that a Gargamel, or are you just happy to see me?
Toni Braxton two days in a row just because this is better photo.
That is one way to cover up a wonky eye.
Love Sheryl Crow. Hate the Kirstie Alley line of clothes.