I am going to call it a day. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Festivus or anything in between, I know most of you will be off this weekend and spending time with family and friends. That is all that really matters. Sure, presents are nice, and I am not going to complain about all the eating, but this time of year is about being with people you love whether it be one person or 100. I hope that wherever you are in this world that all of you are safe, have nothing but fun and that someone has a video camera when Aunt Marge, after her fifth eggnog decides to get up on the dining room table to shake her moneymaker.
I will see you back here next week as we get closer to reveal day and I finish posting all the reader photos you have sent. Thanks again for everything you do and for coming here everyday. YOU are what makes this site great.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
So, for the past two weeks everytime I have walked into the office of my boss there has been this huge gift basket of food. I'm not talking Hickory Farms here. I am talking good stuff. The kind of stuff that if it were not wrapped by cellophane would have been pilfered by yours truly one stick of salami at a time. Anyway, the basket sat there for two weeks with this huge white card on it with the name of my boss. Everyday in the same place. Then on Monday I noticed the card had been replaced with one that said the name of one of our clients. Re-gifting a gift basket? To me that is sacrilege. I think it is the right of every worker to partake in all food delivered to an office at the holidays. Anyway, it got me to thinking. Have you ever re-gifted? Been the recipient of one? What did you receive or re-gift?
Gawker has an interesting post today about how the 63 year old Susan Sarandon is dating 31 year old ping pong dude Jonathon Bricklin. Jonathon also happens to be the son of the founder of Subaru of America so the son can probably indulge his ping pong fantasies. Bricklin is also a filmmaker and made a movie about his dad. Most of the time though he plays ping pong in his ping pong club Spin. Hey, guess what? Susan was one of the original investors in Spin. Well, hey, if she is happy then be happy. It is the holidays. I want everyone to be happy. Hopefully Tim is happy.
Do you know PRNewser? They are a company that is paid to talk about other companies. Put out press releases and that kind of thing. Anyway, they did a press release for one of their clients, Ad.ly, and they interviewed the co-founder. Well, Ad.ly is known for bringing advertisers and celebrity Twitter posters together. He let it slip in the interview that Kim Kardashian gets $10,000 per Tweet and that she does one ad Tweet a day. Seriously? That many people want to buy what she buys? She does have 2M followers, but $50K a week? For just saying stupid crap like go buy a pair of shoes at such and such a place. So lets see 140 characters times 5 is what? 700 characters a week and she makes more than 90% of teachers do in a year. Why? Because she made a sex tape.
While I admit she is attractive, she has no discernible talent. She doesn't sing or act or do anything that contributes positively to society. She has no athletic prowess. She has not invented anything. Yet, she makes over $2M a year just by posting one Tweet a day. I really need to f**k Ray J.
Can you feel the chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Where the heck is the good news? TMZ is the latest to try and ruin the holiday in their post about how Paul Teutul Sr. is suing Paul Teutul Jr because Jr. didn't fork over stock in Orange County Choppers like he was supposed to. So, daddy is suing his son for $1M and wants the stock. That is going to be one heck of a Christmas dinner.
I'm too lazy to read all the court documents but it sounds like Paul Jr. might be in charge of the company because dad is suing Paul Jr., and Orange County Choppers. I don't care what is what it really sucks when a dad has to sue his son to get paid in a company the dad started.
Posted by ent lawyer at 10:19 AM
More good cheer today comes courtesy of the NY Post who says that on Tuesday night at her record release party, Mary J. Blige punched her husband in the face. Apparently Mary saw her husband flirting with a waitress. She then screamed at him that he wasn't going to ruin her night. Both of them faced off and then people got in between to separate them, but Mary broke free and punched her husband in the face. She then started yelling at him and asking, "What are you going to do? Chris Brown me?"
Mary went to the bathroom and fixed her makeup. Her husband was kicked out. I'm not sure hat he did to deserve being kicked out. Reverse this for a second. Lets say her husband punched Mary in the face. Would they kick Mary out of the party? It's one thing to take a golf club to a car and another to punch someone in the face. Mary's rep didn't deny it happened, but came up with something that could be interpreted to be a denial if you read it quickly. "People lie and don't know what they're talking about."
Umm, people do lie. And some people don't know what they are talking about. But what about what these people said?
The National Enquirer certainly knows how to bring up the festive good cheer of the season. They say in their new issue that two years ago when Britney was just getting near her bottom, she hooked up with Kevin Federline for a couple of weeks and got pregnant. I'm surprised that when he walks into a room that everyone in there doesn't get pregnant. He and Lil Wayne seriously need to have a competition for who can have the most kids in a lifetime. Anyway, Britney got pregnant and told Kevin and he said he didn't believe he was the father and that she was sleeping with everyone. Well, Britney broke down and then had an abortion.
That is a very tiny limb The Enquirer is holding onto there so I'm guessing this is true or has a lot of truth to it. I could see the two of them getting back together a few times and could definitely see her getting pregnant from him. I don't know about the whole abortion thing though. Where all the stories about gingerbread men and neighbors coming over to bring their fat lawyer neighbor some cookies.
Goodness there is no gossip today. Having to start off a day with Tila Tequila is really bad. Thankfully for me though it isn't like I have to go home to her at the end of the night. Apparently that whole Tweet that Tila said earlier in the week saying, "I'm Pregnant!!!" was actually just a misunderstanding. She blames it on character limits. I blame it on the fact that she is attention seeking and figured out a way for Life&Style to cough up a few bucks to have her clarify that she is going to get pregnant. Today though she is climbing Mt. Everest and tomorrow she is going to become a nun and then on Saturday she wants to go to India to see if she can beat Lindsay's record of saving 40 kids in a day.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
#1 & 2 - This foreign born much more famous in the rest of the world than in the US world class athlete and his American born C list singer/reality star broke up because she said she wanted to really focus on her singing craft. Her boyfriend then laughed so hard he cried. She didn't find it funny and they are no more.
#3 & 4 - From the I don't even know why they bother column. This C list actor who has way more name recognition than he probably should has a movie to promote. So, before he heads off to film his new movie with his boyfriend he wants to spend two weeks with his "girlfriend." She is a C list actress who doesn't do anything but is tired of pretending. However, she does want to star in a future movie that our actor just signed on for. It makes sense for her to be in it, but he wants his two weeks of publicity before he will agree. Honestly, I have to say that if I hear one more of these types of stories from this couple I am just going on a full blown, non- blind rant because they are not even good at pretending and I'm tired of it and them.
Top spot today goes to Prince William who spent the night outside with homeless people. He didn't have to do it and could have just done a 30 second photo op, so he gets top spot.
Brad Pitt checking out the waitress for after coffee. I agree the Mirror story doesn't sound real, but it is still fun.
Dustin Hoffman and his son always seem so happy when they are together. I guess I get like this with my dad, but there is usually a great deal more drinking involved and an arm around the head means someone wants the last piece of cake.
Also at the game was Hugh Jackman and a Miley Cyrus look-a-like. Well, minus the stripper pole .
Also at the game Padma Lakshmi and her baby daddy? She hasn't said who the father is yet.
Ever wanted to see Marilyn Manson without his makeup? Here you go. Marilyn & Evan Rachel Wood are in Paris.
Jessica Alba out shopping for Honor.
Justin Bieber was on Much Music and the girl he is touching is named Amanda Lin. Apparently she won some kind of meet Justin contest. He is like 8 right? She is what, 16 or 17? I know, I know, but it looks like it.
"Come on girls, it's lingerie time."
And later when Pimpa is spending some quality time alone in a dressing room they make a break for it.
Kate Beckinsale gets all dressed up to go shopping.
Ryder tells us what he thinks of his mom. No, no, I kid. I'm sure he loves her. He looks a lot like his dad.
One of the few photos of Leona Lewis I have seen which are candid and not red carpet. This is her boyfriend.
Matching again, this time in black instead of red and already making their puppy dress up. Who buys a puppy on vacation?
I know most of you could take or leave Maggie, but I know all of you want to say hello to Peter.
OK, so when did Tuesday Carnation turn like 4? The kid looks older than Suri.
Reader Photo #1 (with Pat Conroy)
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"Tree trimmed. Balls hung. Good times. Lookie." Neil Patrick Harris on his Twitter
Not on his Twitter but doing some shopping is Orlando Bloom.
Pamela Anderson and daylight. Not a winning combination.
Paul McCartney - London
Susan Boyle throwing snowballs at the paps.
This is a couple that I thought would be together forever. Kind of like Kurt & Goldie. According to a statement from Susan's rep to People Magazine, they split back in the summer. She was great on Letterman last night and I had a photo of her for Random Photos, but I will use it here instead. Susan's rep did the announcing of the split so something is probably going to break soon that will make it obvious why they split. They have been together for over 20 years.
"Actress Susan Sarandon and her partner of 23 years, actor Tim Robbins have announced that they separated over the summer,"
Roman Polanski is suing three French magazines. Why? Because they had the nerve to publish photos of him at his chalet in Switzerland while he is under house arrest. The bastard is actually suing them for that? He says it invaded his privacy. I don't give a f**k. You should be in jail anyway and not sitting in your chalet with servants and editing your movie and making money. I think they should take pictures of him everyday so people know he certainly isn't suffering or feeling remorseful. If you look at the picture above it looks like quite the media contingent outside his chalet. Granted I am sure the crowd has gone down in size since the first day, but to sue newspapers because they published photos of you? If you didn't want pictures published of you then stay in jail where you belong. I hate him. I really, really do.
In a really strange interview, Angelina Jolie told The Mirror that just because a couple is together doesn't mean they have to be faithful to each other. “Neither Brad nor I have ever claimed that living together means to be chained together. We make sure that we never restrict each other. I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship. It’s worse to leave your partner and talk badly about him afterwards.”
So, to me that sounds like a dig at someone and that her brother maybe still gets some kisses now and then. This is strange. Of course maybe she planned it also for the publicity. Now there will be a million more stories about the couple.
She also says they fight and gives examples of what she would like to do, but then takes it all back. “The sparks fly at home if the nice Brad fails to see that he’s wrong and reacts in a defiant way. Then I can get so angry that I tear his shirt.”
It sounds to me like this actually happens, but then she says, “We’re not violent enough for these things, and we consider our six children.”
Did she give this interview the night she was bombed at that party?
I don't know if Gerard Depardieu sees things or hear things or if cars just parked on the street make him angry but two nights ago after apparently drinking too much he swayed and staggered down a street outside a nightclub and spotted a car. The car was parked. No one was inside, but, Gerard decided to show the car a thing or two and kicked the car doors and then punched the windshield with his hand. That will probably leave a mark on his hand. Just saying. After he defeated the car, Gerard continued walking to his townhouse down the block.
The police paid a visit to his home yesterday where the actor admitted beating up the car but could give no explanation as to why he did it. Gerard has been ordered to face more questioning at a police station after the holidays. Should the owner of the car decide to file formal charges, Gerard could face a charge of criminal damage.
Posted by ent lawyer at 11:00 AM
Dr. Conrad Murray went back to work on November 23. Trailing along behind him all day was a British television crew. Why? Well, it turns out the company paid Dr. Murray to follow him around that first day of work to see how all his patients reacted to him. So, basically he is profiting off Michael Jackson's death. Now, he doesn't actually get paid until the special airs and the special is not going to air until the investigation is complete. At least that is what Dr. Murray wanted. I'm sure if he starts running low on funds though his attitude might change. So, the lesson here is be investigated for possibly killing someone and get a television show.
This morning the Balloon Boy dad was sentenced to 90 days in jail for his role in the hoax that had everyone glue to their television sets for a few hours back in October wondering if their six year old son was trapped in a balloon. Yesterday I read reports that he might only get a fine. I'm glad he got some jail time and the bonus is that he cannot profit from the stunt through the end of his probation which is four years. His wife was sentenced to 20 days in jail for her role in the hoax. I don't know if she is also prohibited from making money off the deal, so if that is the case all payments could go to her.
Posted by ent lawyer at 10:20 AM
Steve Tyler announced that he is headed back to rehab. This time he is going because he is addicted to painkillers which he became addicted to because of all his performance injuries. After seeing all of these people in the last few years dying because of prescription drugs, I am glad to see him go again. He has vowed to stay in the band and Liv Tyler said the whole family is proud of him for entering into rehab.
I am too lazy to check but his PR staff sounds suspiciously like Melanie Griffith's people. Either that or there is some quarterly book all the PR people use. Do you remember that Melanie went back for some kind of checkup or maintenance thing and wasn't real rehab. Well, Steven is going to learn how to manage his pain properly and Liv even mentions pain management. Is rehab a bad word? They are getting help. It is ok to use the word because then more people might follow their example.
The first Karate Kid trailer has been released. Ralph Macchio said the other day that he doesn't make a cameo in the new movie, wouldn't if offered and said the original should stand. I would agree except there were like what, two sequels to the first one that he made so, it didn't seem to bother him back in the day.
As for Knight And Day, I really thought it was going to be all action. Looking at the trailer though it looks like they are going for some kind of action comedy.
Which knock out party girl, a mistress of a huge sports star, has her lips plumped at the SmoothMED clinic on East 59th Street?
WHICH lady who recently filed for divorce is trying to lure her husband to a Christmas reunion? Friends suspect she hopes to generate footage for a reality show.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
So this female Real reality star was out shopping on Sunday and standing in line with what my source said was an incredibly hot guy. Anyway, who she was with is not really the point of this, but just an added bonus. Anyway, the point is our reality star who has even had her own show was talking on her cell phone in a very, very loud voice. This was annoying to the other 20 people in line, but not as annoying as the way she was talking on the phone. It was described as the most superficial, high pitched squeaky phone call of all time and everyone in line was cringing. The guy with her was apparently used to it and his main job appeared to be carrying things for the reality star. Well, as the line progresses she is so absorbed in her own world and her own call that she fails to see an elderly man in front of her who has bent over to retrieve something. Not seeing anyone in front of her, our reality star pushes by the guy, knocking him to the floor and walks up to the register. Meanwhile the people behind her help the man back to his feet. Our reality star continued to chat very very loudly the entire time at the register and as she walked out the door.
Alaina Reed Hall - RIP
Alyson Hannigan does the parent shuffle whereby the stroller becomes the place for all heavy bags and you carry the baby.
Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper off to see a movie. They look unhappy, but they are going to ArcLight so they may have stopped in their bar, got loaded and then been all over each other in the movie. Unlikely, but in the dark and drunk who knows.
Carrie Underwood and her engagement ring.
I have to say that I liked yesterday's picture of Dita von Teese a lot better.
I was just saying to myself this morning that I need a trenchcoat that only goes down to my shoulders.
When I see these pictures of Hugh Grant in different countries promoting his movie I get the feeling that he is treating it like a worldwide pub crawl.
Jessica Simpson in New York.
For a man on his honeymoon, Nick Jonas doesn't look very happy.
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I have to say that I am more fascinated by the woman in the background than the subjects in the photo. I want to know what she saw to make her mouth open that wide.
Another good picture of Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Some definite love between Matthew Modine and Willem Dafoe.
Russell Brand tries out his tough guy look with Katy Perry.
If it's Christmas time then it must mean Simon Cowell is back on his jet ski.