Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite Has Died




Walter Cronkite, the iconic broadcast journalist who was dubbed the "most trusted man in America" during his time as the face of "The CBS Evening News," has passed away. He was 92. Cronkite anchored the CBS News flagship broadcast from 1962 to 1981, signing off each broadcast with his trademark, "And that's the way it is..."

Four For Friday

#1 & #2 - This crown prince of the celebutards is married to a B list movie actress with A list name recognition. To impress his friends, our celebutard likes nothing more than to whip out his cell phone and show them naked pictures of his wife.

#3 & #4 - This married B list movie actress has seen her career slowly slide to the point where she is more likely a C. It is only her looks and her name recognition that keeps her hovering at that B line. Anyway, she has been in this space before and one of the times she was in this space was to discuss her foreign companion who has always helped support her before and during her marriage. Anyway, now she is taking those same skills and has put them to securing herself a role in this A list director's next movie. She thinks his movies will put her on her way to the A list. The fact that the director is married doesn't bother her in the least. She wants to be in that movie and will do anything to succeed.

Random Photos Part One

You give The Hoff a bottle of booze and a tank and you have yourself a party and the top spot.
It's kind of like Anderson Cooper is flexing. He is even flexing his forehead. Speaking of Anderson Cooper I know many of you read Michael K everyday and The Awl just posted an interview with him which is a really good read. It's nice to see Michael K getting some of the publicity he deserves.
So, a couple of nights ago I was really depressed because I watched all the episodes of the second season of The IT Crowd and can't believe they only made six of the f**kers. I love that show. Anyway, since it was on watch instantly I decided to give The House Bunny a shot. Quite possibly the worst fifteen minutes of my life. I honestly can't believe it made $1, let alone that people paid actual dollars to go see it. Anna Faris who stars in it and Adam Sandler who produced it owe the world an apology.
I didn't even recognize Adam Lambert at all. I was like who is the guy with Kris Allen. Very good disguise.
Anna Paquin looks great.
Well with all the naked photos of Christopher Atkins on the internet at least she knows what she is getting.
This was a planned flight as part of an air show in Detroit. It would still freak me the hell out.
Denzel Washington in Madrid.
Eva Mendes in Italy. I need a moment.
Or a prayer. Prayer would be good.
I will spare you the picture of Gerard Butler licking Katherine Heigl's face and just give him to you all alone.
Six adults and 3 kids. Yeah, I think they have it handled.
Entertainment Weekly got this photo from Prince Of Persia.
Jordin Sparks at Children's Hospital in Boston.
Is it wrong of me to think Katherine Heigl looks good here?
Apparently she and TR Knight are still buddies. Wait until he needs a loan.
Katie Price in Los Angeles for her third vacation away from her kids.
And some of the biggest fake eyelashes ever.
Kate Walsh looking very very tan.
Leonard Cohen - Molde, Norway
Lauren Graham and Jeff Daniels in New York.
I would go with the thumbs down Marc, but you can always hope.
Apparently Vin went to the same thumb pointing school. I can't decide who looks more douchetastic doing it.
Pink and Carey Hart are still in Australia. Did they move there because it has been like a month.
Notice the woman on the beach staring intently at Raoul Bova.
This is what happens when you cut your own hair. Oh, or a half shaved eyebrow. Yes, I know this from painful experience.
Roselyn Sanchez and Eric Winter.
Shakira, Shakira.
The All American Rejects - New York
Another show I love. Torchwood. I just wish John Barrowman wasn't wearing Ed Hardy.
Having never been this close to a cupcake before Tori Spelling has no idea how to eat one.

Your Turn

Over the last week I have had a number of discussions with people about jobs and careers and being laid off and taking what they can find. It got me to thinking about when I was a child and wearing my "husky sized" Toughskins what I dreamed of being when I grew up. I know at some point I wanted to be a fireman and then a ride operator at an amusement park. I thought it would be cool to be the guy who threw the switch on the roller coasters. I don't ever remember wanting to be a doctor or lawyer. Anyway, I'm wondering what all of you dreamed about being when you grew up and if you ever actually fulfilled that dream.

Denise Richards Uses Hotels For Her Booty Calls


I don't know what on earth made Denise Richards talk to The Globe, and after agreeing to do so why she would talk about her sex life, but she did. Specifically she addressed how she, umm satisfied her needs and where she takes care of those needs.

"You don't want to bring them home to your house, but I have certain needs. Friends with benefits are awesome. I used to be like, 'Oh no, you have to be in a relationship.' But after going through a divorce, I'm like, 'Life is short, I wanna have a good time.'"

And apparently she wants the world to know she is having a good time or else she would have kept this quiet. I don't really need to know this. It is kind of like Jada Pinkett Smith and her never ending discussion of where and when she and Will have sex. I am so tired of writing about her stories that I didn't even bother to write about what she said this week. In case you didn't read about it, she claims that she and Will had sex in the limo on the way to the Academy Awards this year.

David Arquette Thinks Latina Women Are "Nuts"

All of the good work that David Arquette did this week in support of feeding hungry people in America has all gone out the window and then some. This morning he was on Fox And Friends and was asked about potential Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and instead of focusing on her decided to take a shot at all Latina women.

The video is short, but I realize some of you can't watch videos, so let me describe what he says.

"I think Latina women are, I mean, it depends on the woman, but I think they are very, they have great judgment, but there are some that are just nuts. I'm just saying."

One of the anchors then pointed out that David's wife Courteney Cox isn't Latina, but apparently David still has first hand knowledge of Latina women. "But I'm from Los Angeles so we know all about the Latina women. "

Well we know he can't say he was misquoted because it is right there in video that he said it. I guess he could say he was flustered because he had spent 16 of the past 48 hours in a plastic box, but what he should do is just come out and apologize and say that he is an idiot and because he is sorry he has decided against punishing the world further and will not be making Scream 4.

I even wrote out a statement for him in Spanish which he is free to use.

Lo siento mucho si he ofendido a las mujeres latinas en todo el mundo y como una muestra de remordimiento me ponga fin de inmediato a la preparación para hacer más películas Grito y destruir todas las copias de las películas en Grito existencia. En una nota que he visto Jennifer Aniston desnuda.

Jon Gosselin's Kids Won't Be Visiting His New Apartment


The night before he headed for France, Jon Gosselin moved into his new apartment in New York City. You would think that he would find a place which could accommodate his brood of children, but unless he stacks the place with bunk beds, I don't think they will be staying the night anytime soon. According to People, Jon has moved into a 2 bedroom, 1100 square foot apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan which rents for approximately $5,000 a month.

Presumably one of the bedrooms will be for Jon and his girlfriend which would leave the remaining bedroom for his 8 kids and all their toys, plus of course their nanny and Jon's vast Ed Hardy collection.

If he wants to purchase a unit, one could be had for about $1.4M.

NY Daily News Blind Item

What sexy cougar refused to attend an event until was she assured that the guest list included a variety of hot young men?

Oprah Gets Lowest Ratings In 23 Years


Apparently people are getting tired of watching Oprah. Last week her show had its lowest ratings since she started being syndicated nationally in 1986. According to some research done by The NY Post, Oprah's ratings are down 32 percent since 2004 and last week she finished 7th in the daytime ratings. For years she was in the top two or three and now she gets crushed by Judge Judy.

The Post gives lots of reasons why Oprah could be slipping, but I think people are just tired of her. It seems like she is everywhere all of the time and her show is the same every week. I don't watch Oprah regularly but many times it seems to me like she is just phoning it in almost. She does her hour but unless it is a special guest doesn't really get all that excited about it anymore.

It is different for a show like Letterman where there are writers and they can try and make the show different to an extent every night. On Oprah, there are only so many variations of the same theme and so I think she might be in a rut and her audience is looking for a spark as well.

Now, don't go feeling sorry for Oprah. She is still the most powerful person in the world and she owns shows and magazines and a network. Oh, and I'm pretty sure she owns Dr. Phil. Not just the show, but actually Dr. Phil himself. Plus, even with record low ratings over 4 million people tuned in to watch her repeats last week. I am going to hate myself for saying this but I would much rather watch Oprah than Judge Judy. I don't know how she is #1.

Who Carries A Fan To A Bar?


The Sun has a quick little blurb about Kylie Minogue and her boyfriend Andres Velencoso getting into an argument in New York. Since Kylie is not that big here and no one knows who the hell Andres is I was just skimming through it. Then I noticed that Kylie hit Andres which always makes the story more interesting. Then I saw the fact that she didn't use her hand or fist or anything like that. Nope. Kylie used a fan.

Apparently the couple were at B Bar in New York when they got separated. Big crowds, dark, it happens. Like most men Andres figured the best place to wait would be the bar. We do that because bars have alcohol, televisions playing sports and we don't have to walk around and around in circles looking like an idiot. We are firmly rooted to one position which makes it easier to be found. All walking around does if the other person is walking around is make two people angry. If one person is sitting and drinking and watching television they are probably not getting angry. Further, even when the separated party finds him and maybe starts yelling at him he won't really care because he is drunk and watching television.

Anyway, Andres was working this plan to perfection. Unfortunately for him, Kylie is a person who apparently has different rules for separation. She thought he would immediately rush outside and wait for her. So, when he didn't show up outside she went inside looking for him. She found him. See? I told you. Sitting in one place works. She was pissed that he was at the bar and had a drink and so walked up to him and slapped him across the face with her fan. Seriously? Was this like a paper one she made with napkins while she was waiting for him or some expensive one which probably hurts when slapped across a face?

I'm guessing Andres got up and walked out with her to the car. Head hung down in shame. He should have dated Danni. She is a drinker. She would know where to look.

Madonna Pays Tribute To Her Workers




I wondered aloud yesterday if Madonna would do something other than just issue a pro-forma statement from her publicist about the deaths and injuries of the workers assembling her stage set in France. Well, last night in Italy she took a few minutes during her concert to pay them a little tribute and even cried while she was talking about it.

I think for now that is the most she can do publicly. I hope she will take them time to call the families of the victims. I know she might potentially be on the receiving end of a lawsuit because of all this but I'm hoping she still at least calls to tell the families or the injured victims that she is thinking of them.


Janet Jackson & Jermaine Dupri Are Over


I know Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri were together for almost seven years but when I would see them together I never really got the feeling they were into each other. Hell, until they got together I thought Jermaine played for the home team.

Well now he can go back to doing what he was doing because the couple are over. No Jermaine at the memorial. No pictures of Janet and Jermaine consoling each other over the death of her brother. I think it has been over for a few months but because Janet is so secretive no one even thought to ask until Jermaine kept being a no show everywhere that Janet was during the past few weeks.

She probably would have kept it hidden until she found a new boyfriend. She is very good at that. It is tough in this town to be married for nine years and have no one know that until you get divorced. Jermaine was a producer on her last two CD's which did really poorly. Don't mix business and pleasure, especially when one of the people can fire the other or will be ordered to fire the other by a record company. Too much pressure.

Mischa Barton's Producer Trashes Mischa


When Mischa Barton called the police on Wednesday to come get her from her home she had been due to get on a flight to New York to do some press and attend the premiere of her new movie Homecoming. The movie is not a huge budget flick and therefore any press they can get is going to help the chances for the movie to actually make some money. That being said, the producer of the movie was not very sympathetic to the cause of Mischa last night.

In an interview with US Weekly, producer Bingo (B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name oh) Gubelmann said of Mischa's absence, "It's frustrating. And it's not ideal. It's frustrating, but I'm not going to sit here and trash her because we're young as a company and we've got to live and learn...I don't want to be known as the producer that will turn on any actress at the drop of that hat."

So, that sounds like he is upset because the health of his film is on the line, but he isn't really saying anything bad about Mischa other than he will never hire her again. Well, it is about to get much worse.

When asked why he had hired Mischa, he said, "It's hard to remember. Because, you know, she's not here right now." That's a nice little dig at Mischa. Here comes the big dig.

"Now, I haven't spoken to her yet because she's totally unreachable, so I don't know exactly what happened. I mean, I'm not as good at taking the high road a some people and yes, it would obviously be nice if she was here. Even just to hang out."

I don't think she intentionally skipped out on the movie. I think she is sick and the only thing that should have come out of this guy's mouth was his hope she gets better. The other producers of the movie did say those things. Bingo chose not to. I know he is frustrated and I think we all know what the issue is going to end up being and if he wants to trash her later when we know more, than that would be his right. I just think while he even doesn't know exactly what happened that to take some digs at someone who has been committed to a psych ward of a hospital is a little harsh, even for Mischa.

Ted C Blind Item

Crawley McNugget is back, but don't worry, his sleaziness hasn't gone anywhere. Remember Crawley? The little TV star that could? He racks up bedroom conquests about as fast as he blows the lines out at night. After all, when are sex and drugs not one in the same in this skanky town of Hollywood? FYI: Because of the drug factor previously mentioned, that's why we can't just reveal to you all who this seemingly not-so nice guy is, but since we're feeling kind today, we'll offer superfab clues.

'Cause C.M. has now schlepped his schlong and STDs to the perfect place, teaming with fellow and impressive sluts: Vegas.

The 'Nugg decided to take his game to Sin City recently. And no, he didn't run into Jerry Rock-Butt there. Cee prefers to keep his posse full of movie stars, instead.

Anyway, Crawley was having a fab time out clubbing, hitting on girls left and right, natch. Most of them fell for his semi-fame bait. Except one. See, C.M. likes the chase as much as anyone else, so when his not-so-smooth "you do know who I am?" (no joke) lines didn't work on this par-tick smart babe, he'd finally had enough.

"You know what, fine. If you're not going to sleep with me, then see that girl in the red dress over there? Your friend? I can take her up to my room and bang her right now if I want!"

And he did. Talk about classy. Jeez, some friend, huh? Not sure who's the sleazier turd here? But whatev.

Seriously, how are some girls so damn gullible? This fair-haired guy isn't ugly by any means, but he's clearly a douche prick and crab-friendly asshole. Is bedding someone semi-famous that worth it, girls? Yuck. Maybe C.M.'s turning more into his TV character than we thought.

And it Ain't: Tony Romo, Penn Badgley, Bradley Cooper

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Today's Blind Items

I realize this one is kind of difficult, but it is too good to not write. The only other interesting thing I heard from last night was that Sam Ronson was being grouchy at a bar. That really isn't blind item worthy. Oh, and she got a beer spilled on her which, needless to say didn't improve her mood.

Anyway, what millionaire NBA All-Star has a shrew for a wife. Last night at the after party for The ESPY's she kept telling anyone who would listen about how she hired an illegal immigrant couple to take care of their house and yard and kids and pays them just $10 an hour total. Remarkably enough the answer isn't Vanessa Bryant. I wish it was.

Random Photos Part One

Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette.
Coming in a very close second is Paul McCartney on the top of The Ed Sullivan Theater where The Beatles had their first US television appearance.
Andy Samberg and Seth Meyers. Very nice suit Seth.
From shortest to tallest. Brooke Burke, David Charvet, Lisa Leslie, and Michael Lockwood.
Bethenny Frankel is getting her own reality show on Bravo. I'm waiting for the famine and pestilence.
When was the last time you saw Christina Aguilera smiling?
This is an extra photo from Gustavo's report. It's Chantelle Berry who I love and who I think got royally screwed over by Sophie Monk back in Australia so I'm glad she has been getting some other chances.
Do they look stoned to you?
The weight of the world is on Demi Moore's shoulders.
A first time appearance for Jessica Capshaw. I don't know why it took so long.
The always great Josh Groban.
The not so great Jon Gosselin. His girlfriend or fiancee or whatever is still back in France. He says they are not engaged. I say they are and are waiting for an episode of the show to announce it.
Jennifer Lopez on the set of her new movie.
For good friends, Justin Long and Drew Barrymore sure do hold hands a lot.
Two people with whom I would love to go drinking.
A first time appearance for Jim Parsons.
He got to announce his own nomination today.
And then got to announce Chandra Wilson's name.
I'm thinking that maybe Vanessa Bryant's dress might be just a little small.
Kendra and Hank.
What is up with Morgan Freeman's left hand? I look at it and then think I'm watching Happy Gilmore. Then I start thinking about Carl Weathers which causes me to think of him lecturing Tobias about how to make a stew.
Michael Phelps with his mom instead of some random stripper.
He and Piven then compare notes to see if they have slept with any of the same strippers.
Maggie Q looks amazing.
While Orlando Bloom was in New York, his house in LA was getting burglarized to the tune of about $500K in jewels.
"So, the fish I caught was this big."
Randomness of the day. Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell, Jewel, and Eve.
And Rachel seems to have forgot her fake engagement ring.
I love this picture of Rosario Dawson.
And I love every picture of Rashida Jones who could be headed to Broadway to star in her dad's musical.
I love a lot of these photos today. This is Rain Phoenix and Samantha Mathis.
When you look at Renee Z you always think she is thisclose to snapping an ankle.
A very pregnant Sarah Michelle Gellar walking her dog.
They are multiplying.
Wycleaf Jean gets best dressed today.