Friday, June 29, 2007
Here's a clip from Paula Abdul's premiere of her reality show on Bravo last night called "Hey Paula". Bitch is crazy. Although she claims all her 'strange behavior' is due to lack of sleep, she heads on into a Starbucks at 2:30 in the morning. When asked "how will you sleep?" by her staff, she gives them a big "whatevs" look. (read: Ambien duh!)
"There is no rehab for homophobia – that was just some crap being put out by the network," Washington, 43, tells Newsweek of the treatment he received after using a homophobic slur during an argument with Grey's costar Patrick Dempsey.
"I went into an executive counseling program which many people in this industry know about and go to. They knew what the program was but chose to call it what they wanted to fit their agenda. And more importantly, I volunteered for it because I wanted to understand my fight with Patrick and how it got out of hand like that."
Washington says he even paid half the fee for his treatment, and adds: "I thought [ABC] sending me meant they actually wanted me to succeed and come out on the other end." The network declined to comment for the story.
The actor also describes race as a factor in his downfall. During his fight with Dempsey, he says, "Someone heard the booming voice of a black man and got really scared and that was the beginning of the end for me."
On his subsequent firing: "I apologized and showed my remorse for what I said and for the pain I caused anyone. If a black man can't get forgiveness in this country, when so many other people like Robert Downey Jr. and the governor of California get second and third chances ... I think that says a lot about race and this country where we stand."
Later in the article, he says: "It didn't help me on the set that I was a black man who wasn't a mush-mouth Negro walking around with his head in his hands all the time. ? I had a person in human resources tell me after this thing played out that 'some people' were afraid of me around the studio. I asked her why, because I'm a 6'1" black man with dark skin and who doesn't go around saying 'Yessah, massa sir' and 'No sir, massa' to everyone?''
But the Newsweek article says Washington has a reputation in the film industry for lashing out at others, and points out that, several years ago, he had an angry confrontation with his Soul Food producer Tracey Edmonds (who is currently dating Eddie Murphy).
"I have a mind of my own and I do speak it when I feel it's right," he says. "In this business that's considered being difficult and hard to deal with."
I will be thankful if I don't see his face on tv again.
Reports today are saying that BENOIT's Wikipedia entry was altered to mention his wife's death - hours before her body was found in their Georgia home. The wrestler is believed to have asphyxiated his wife Nancy and son Daniel last Friday (22Jun07) and Saturday (23Jun07) respectively, before hanging himself on Sunday (24Jun07). But cops only discovered the dead family at their Atlanta home on Monday (25Jun07) afternoon. Benoit's biography on the user-generated online encyclopedia was changed early on Monday morning (25Jun07), claiming the former World Heavyweight Champion missed a fight last Sunday because his wife had died. Wikipedia's Cary Bass traced the internet protocol (IP) address to a user in Stamford, Connecticut - the headquarters of the World Wrestling Entertainment - but as an IP address does not have to be sent from its place of registration, Bass says it is impossible to pinpoint exactly where the posting was made. Police are investigating.
source - contactmusic
Thursday, June 28, 2007
According to multiple law enforcement sources, toxicology reports conclude that Lohan, 20, had "nearly twice the legal limit" of alcohol and traces of blow in her bloodstream when she crashed her 2005 Mercedes SL-65 convertible into a curb on Sunset Blvd. around 5:30 AM on May 26. In California, drivers with a .08 or higher are legally drunk.
Come on girls, you're loaded, hire a freakin' driver.
source - tmz
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I don't know if I believe the 'cat scan' part. Seems a wee bit far fetched. All she really needs is an assistant to stand there and say, "You look hot and slutty." That should satisfy.
Apparently Brit wants to halt the divorce proceedings and work on a possible reconciliation. KFed wants none of it.
A source "close to the couple" told the National Enquirer magazine: "Britney called Kevin and told him 'I'm not divorcing you! I want my family back!'
"He was stunned. The call was about custody rights, and though Kevin suspected Britney has been stalling the divorce because of second thoughts, he was shocked when she told him she wanted him back.
"The conversation grew heated and Kevin said he wasn't interested in a reconciliation. Britney got upset and threatened to drag out the divorce for months until he saw things her way and came back to her."
The 25-year-old, who has two sons, 21-month-old Sean Preston and nine-month-old Jayden James with Kevin - has reportedly been telling friends filing for divorce was a mistake and she wants to rebuild her marriage.
Kevin counter-filed for divorce in response to Britney's petition.
~ 50 Cent
when asked if he will get back
at his ex, Shaniqua Tompkins, in song.
The couple are currently in a bitter custody battle.
“I don’t walk around pretending that I’m perfect, so I don’t think anyone should hold me to that. The dangerous thing is that there are 16 -, 17 -, 18 –year-olds that people consider to be role models. I’m so happy I wasn’t famous back then…You’d think I was the f—king devil.”
~ Nicole Richie
in the August 2007 issue of Nylon Magazine
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
source - dlisted
Cruise, and actor in the film and also one of the film's producers, is a member of the Church of Scientology which the German government does not recognize as a church. Berlin says it masquerades as a religion to make money, a charge Scientology leaders reject.
The U.S. actor has been cast as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, leader of the unsuccessful attempt to assassinate the Nazi dictator in July 1944 with a bomb hidden in a briefcase.
Defense Ministry spokesman Harald Kammerbauer said the film makers "will not be allowed to film at German military sites if Count Stauffenberg is played by Tom Cruise, who has publicly professed to being a member of the Scientology cult".
"In general, the Bundeswehr (German military) has a special interest in the serious and authentic portrayal of the events of July 20, 1944 and Stauffenberg's person," Kammerbauer said.
Cruise's publicists could not be reached for comment.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Set to air in July on VH1, it will consist of eight episodes of Baio participating in a variety of situations that will explain his commitment phobia and attempt to form a lasting relationship. A relationship therapist and a cavalcade of pointing-and-laughing former flames will make guest appearances including Erin Moran (Joanie) and ex-Baywatch'er Nicole Eggert.
"Having so much fun performing the more dangerous illusions with Hans. No turning back now. Vegas forever. I'm completely in love. I left New York for Finland today. Just arrived with my father. Our heritage is here. We are both excited. We will be taking lots of saunas. Save my liver. Also I thought of a great way to celebrate my Finnish heritage at home. I'm going to look into opening a chain of strips club and ill call them LAPLAND!!!"
"He's the baby's father, it's official," says a source close to Brown. "The baby is undoubtedly, 110 percent his."
Of Brown, the source said, "There was no doubt in people's minds anyways, least of all hers. It wasn't a surprise to her. She knew all along."
Murphy's rep declined to comment.
Brown, 32, gave birth to the baby, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, on April 3, and has long contended that Murphy is the child's father.
Now go be a man and visit your daughter, jerk.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Interior designer to the stars, Jonathan Adler has a whole swack of great items for your home. His site even offers an Ask Jonathan feature, where he will answer your design questions. Jonathan most recently decorated the Parker Palm Springs Hotel.
These babies really caught my eye. It's like grown up pottery that you have to put away when your parents come to visit, so that the next time you see them, it isn't at an intervention.
Ya that's what I thought.
Here's Keri Russell, walking around NYC today with 12 day old son, River.
pics - celebutopia
NBC has agreed to pay as much as $1 million for Paris Hilton's first after-jail interview, which will appear on the "Today" show, The Post has learned.
Sources told The Post the sit-down will be conducted by Meredith Vieira the day after the heir-head is sprung some time next week.
ABC was the front-runner until NBC Universal boss Jeff Zucker personally called Hilton's father Rick and made the pitch, the sources said.
Hilton agreed to the interview, but said she'd only speak with Vieira because of "disparaging" remarks her co-host Matt Lauer made about her.
"I'm so much more grateful for everything that I have, even just to have a pillow at night or food."
"You know my gratitude has gone up so much and I just realize that the media used me to make fun of and be mean about it," claimed the heiress, "Frankly I'm sick of it and I want to use my fame in a good way."
Of her life behind bars, Hilton, who was jailed for violating probation for driving with a suspended license, says it's been difficult being kept from her family. "I am behind glass and I want to give my dad a big hug and they won't even let me do that."
She also insists that she is not receiving any special treatment in jail. "That's how the rules are, you have to be behind glass," she said. "I'm not a criminal, I'm not dangerous, so it makes me feel like that. It's hard but I'm stronger everyday."
As for the future, Hilton says: "I just can't wait to see my family and have a nice meal and be in my own bed and appreciate all the things I took for granted and never really thought much about."
Kind of how I felt when I went to live in Tokyo at the age of 18 and live in a slummy apartment for 4 months. I couldn't walk around in my bare feet, had to get out of bed and slip on a pair of shoes, it was that yucky, and I honestly did come home and appreciate what I had. Not that I believe Paris will for more than a week.......
He'll come into the full capital sum when he turns 30. His brother Harry, 22, will gain access to his inheritance – a similar amount – on the same schedule, according to their mother's will.
Reps for the prince would not say what he plans to do with the money, the Associated Press reports.
He and Harry each earn about $44,000 a year as second lieutenants in the British army, and their necessities – including housing, staff and polo playing – are paid for by their father, Prince Charles.
(Anyone else think Harry was looking mighty fine on the Matt Lauer Primetime interview the other night?)
source - People
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The Osbournes put their Doheny Drive estate on the market in April (07) after Ozzy confessed, "I don't want to stay in that house any more... The house holds bad memories for me because it reminds me of the terrible time Sharon got cancer and of times when me and the kids were doped out of our minds."
Reports suggest Christina Aguilera paid an undisclosed sum for the mansion and plans to turn it into her Los Angeles base.
Paris’ weight has fallen from 110lbs to 100lbs after she was sent back to jail in Lynwood, Los Angeles, for flouting a driving ban.
One insider said: “After she was transferred back, Paris refused to eat.
“Staff became worried as she seems very thin with her bones poking out. She was also very weak and lethargic.
“They threatened to put her on an intravenous drip to rehydrate her and give her some nourishment unless she started eating.
“She has since managed to get a little food down, but doctors are closely monitoring her.”
Insiders say her only human contact is with doctors and three deputies who monitor her 24 hours a day.
She has no TV and is allowed out of her cell for one hour a day to phone her family.
The insider added: “Paris looks very pale. She is not allowed to wear make-up and her hair is matted and frizzy from washing it with soap as there’s no shampoo.”
Sure the food must be bad, but I'll bet she's refusing to eat because she doesn't want to be watched on the toilet. Apparently her seatless toilet is in the middle of the room, in perfect view for the guards, so they can keep an eye on the prisoner at all times. She probably just eats cheese so she can keep herself bunged up.
When asked about rumoured girlfriend Biel: "She truly insisted that she came with me on tour. I don't know how to say no to a pretty face. But it wasn't really a good idea. This time I'm putting the machine before everything else. Jessica met up with me in Manchester, but for Paris I told her categorically no. This tour is very important for me. I'm doing it really seriously so there's no question of playing sweethearts."
When asked about the 'love of his life', he replied, "I haven't met her yet." Ouch. Guess Jessica didn't read it or Justin tells her it was just a ploy to fend off the press.
Biel arrived with JT in Amsterdam on Sunday evening and flew with him to Stockholm for another show on Monday night.