January 10, 2007

Simmer Down, Sweetheart

Angelina Jolie is flying her freak flag again and The NY Post basically confirmed she's back to her old ways. They ran a blind item recently asking, "WHICH Tinseltown sex siren with a humanitarian streak has resumed her old habit of dabbling with heroin? She paid a recent visit to an old rock star friend and joined him in narcotic stupor." Today they ran this item regarding the Marilyn Manson divorce, "Another Manson-watcher tells Page Six he’s also close pals with Brad Pitt’s paramour, Angelina Jolie - who caught up with the rock star when she was in L.A. a little over five months ago. "They’ve known each other for a long time," said our source, "since she was way more wild than she is now - they are still good friends, though." Ang has a troubled history of heroin use and suicidal tendencies and all-around freakiness. Her recent interviews are not doing her any favors, either. She criticized Madonna for adopting in a country without adoption laws and described her daughter, Shiloh, as "a blob." She gave way too much information in Elle UK by saying, "I think I feel so much more for Mad and Z because they’re survivors, they came through so much. Shiloh seemed so privileged from the moment she was born. I have less inclination to feel for her." Angelina went on to say that Shiloh was an accident, "I wasn’t planning on getting pregnant. I’m the one that got knocked up." Lovely. Brad Pitt just added 50 grand to Shiloh's therapy fund.

Goodbye My Lover

We're not even two weeks into the new year and yet the celebrity world is all about saying goodbye already. Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz got the ball rolling with their break-up, and after only one year of marriage Dita Von Teese filed for divorce from Marilyn Manson. That split has been blamed on his drug use and constant partying which included Lindsay Lohan as she frequently hangs out at Manson's house at all hours of the night. Most notably, Angelina Jolie, factored into the split, but more on that in a moment. Also calling it quits in 2007? Drew Barrymore and her boyfriend Fabrizio Moretti of the Strokes. Finally, Jeremy Piven of Entourage and his longtime friend John Cusack are no longer an item. The two actors came up together in Chicago, but Piven replied, "No comment. I mean, you could fill in the blank, I bet," when asked how Cusack responded to his recent success. Piven went on to say, "It just says so much about a person if he has space for other people’s success. I have always been so proud of my friends’ success. … You start getting into trouble in life when you start comparing and contrasting your life to anyone else’s. You don’t win when you do that."

January 9, 2007

All Things Anna

Anna Nicole Smith returned to the States again, this time showing up at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Also attending the boxing match was Hulk Hogan who lives about 30 miles away in Miami. A Los Angeles judge has ruled that Anna must submit her daughter, Dannielynn, for DNA testing by January 23rd. In preparation of the baby-daddy ruling, her lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern, has set up a dummy corporation to shelter any money she may receive from her late husband's estate so that Larry Birkhead will not be able to touch it if he is the father. Which he is. No word on whatever happened with the investigation into her son's death. The last news on Anna was that a judge in the Bahamas evicted her from the house she was squatting in. Also, the man she hired to do the private autopsy on her son filed papers against her because she never paid him. Sounds like it's time for someone to do another reality show and make some money.

Make It Stop

Donald Trump just will not let it go with this Rosie O'Donnell business. Seriously, it's over dude. Last week he trotted out his daughter Ivanka and her big fake boobs and got into an argument with Meredith Viera on the Today show. Basically he sounded like an idiot, as always. Then it was announced that he's deciding whether or not he will allow Miss USA to pose nude in Playboy. (He said it would have to be done tastefully). THEN nude pictures of his wife Melania appeared all over the internet. THEN his show premiered to its lowest ratings ever. THEN he wrote the following letter:
Dear Rosie,
I hope you had a wonderful vacation with your wife -- you needed the rest.
An article in today's New York Post, indicates that you blew up at Barbara Walter for being a 'liar.' Actually, I don't blame you, but in fact she lied to both of us! After your maniacal and foolish rant against me two weeks ago, Barbara called me from her vacation (I did not call her) in order to apologize for your behavior. She had heard that I was going to retaliate against you and tried to talk me out of it. She very much wanted me to go on the show as soon as she got back so that she could 'patch things up' (I said no). To be exact, she said that 'working with her is like living in hell' and, more pointedly, 'Donald never get into the mud with pigs' and, 'don't worry, she won't be here for long.' Barbara knows exactly what she told me over the phone and she has to live with it. Perhaps that's why her initial statement was so mild!
In another incident, when I saw her eating at Le Cirque about two months ago and asked how 'Rosie was doing,' 'she sarcastically rolled her eyes and said 'Donald, do you have to ruin my meal.'
In any event, you have a good reason to be angry. Please give my warmest regards to Kelly!
Sincerely, Donald J. Trump
I was surprised that you let your spat with Barbara get into the newspapers, but, as I have always said and as you proved with Rosie, the magazine, you are very self destructive. You must work on this for your own good!"

Can somebody please make him go away? Please?

Me Against The Media

Brit Brit had a very busy weekend as she hit the clubs in Los Angeles. We won't get into the make-up situation, but we are thankful that she got rid of the nasty hair extensions. They were not doing her any favors. Brit's manager wrote a letter for her to post on her website:

Dear Fans, It has been a while since I've addressed you personally here on my official website. The last couple of years have been quite a ride for me, the media has criticized my every move and printed a skewed perception of who I really am as a human being. Behind every decision I have made in my public life there always seems to be an apparent contradiction. I have come to terms with that which is why I usually don't pay much attention to it. The last couple of years have been very enlightening for me and now that I've had the time to be "me," I've been able to sit down and think about where I want to go with myself as an entertainer with absolutely no strings attached. I am now more mature and feel like I am finally "free." I've been working so hard on this new album and I can't wait for you all to hear it and to go on tour again! I would like to exclusively tell you that I am working hard to release the new album sometime later this year, but the date is of course not certain yet. I look forward to coming back this year bigger and better than ever, and to also reaching out to my fans on a more personal level. I noticed today that one of my biggest fansites is shutting down soon and I want you all to know that I do understand all the reasons that went behind making that decision, and I am sad to see it closing. If I were you I'd be unhappy too if I had to read what I've been reading every day. But trust me, I get it. I know I've been far from perfect and the media has had a lot of fun exaggerating my every move, but I want you all to know that I love my fans so much, and I appreciate everything you have done for me, so Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Love,Britney

Psst, Britney. Next time mention your kids at least once. It's not all about you. Or is it?

Old vs. New

Announcement: there is a scheduled outage for old Blogger on Tuesday, January 9th, from 7:45am-9:45am PST. You will not be able to post to old Blogger blogs or access any old Blogger blogs on Blog*Spot during this time. We also will not be allowing any new accounts or new blogs on new Blogger during this outage.

Update, 1/9 at 10:20AM PST: The maintenance is taking slightly longer for old Blogger. Almost all old Blogger Blog*Spot blogs are being served again, but the old Blogger application is still down.

Update, 1/9 at 11:25AM PST: Apologies for the continuing delay in bringing old Blogger back up. We are fixing a few lingering issues.

So that's the deal with Blogger and our inability to post anything to our site. What's old Blogger and what's new Blogger, you ask? When Google introduced the blogspot platform, 2 years ago, we began our little hobby blog which makes us "old" bloggers. Following Google's purchase of YouTube for $1.6 billion, shareholders of the company are hard pressed to bring in revenue so Blogger has been pushing "old" bloggers to become "new" bloggers, so that they may advertise on the blogs, like MySpace does. We, however, find the advertisements annoying and prefer to remain "old" Bloggers until the end. Or until they shut our site down. Whichever comes first.

January 5, 2007

Comes All The Way Back Around

The latest news regarding Justin Timberlake is that he has broken up with Cameron Diaz...for good this time. They spent the holidays separately and she did not attend the premiere of his movie Alpha Dog in Los Angeles. His people insisted that no questions be asked about his personal life at the premiere so pretty much, yeah, they're done. He has already been linked with two Hollywood blondes, the first being Kate Hudson. Kate and Owen Wilson recently split up and Justin attended a party at her house where the two went upstairs alone and re-emerged with Kate wearing a different dress. The other blonde is Scarlett Johansson who recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, Josh Hartnett. Justin and Scarlett recently filmed the video for "What Goes Around" and she attended the after-party for his movie where she talked with Justin and his mom for over an hour. No word on if Kate or Scarlett received a special gift for Christmas. Above is a live performance in Paris of "What Comes Around" which is rumored to be about Britney. The lyrics are pretty self-explanatory although he didn't sing this verse at the show: 'Let me paint this picture for you, baby. You spend your nights alone, And he never comes home, And every time you call him, All you get's a busy tone. I heard you found out, That he's doing to you, What you did to me, Ain't that the way it goes. You cheated girl, My heart bleeds girl, So it goes without saying that you left me feeling hurt. Just a classic case, A scenario. Tale as old as time, Girl you got what you deserved, And now you want somebody, To cure the lonely nights. You wish you had somebody,That could come and make it right, But girl I ain't somebody with a lot of sympathy. You'll see.' Something tells us Brit Brit already does see. What comes around goes around. Ain't that the truth.

January 4, 2007

The Professional Patient

Lindsay Lohan loves herself some hospital action and checked in today to have her appendix removed as a precaution. Apparently she had stomach pains and visited a doctor yesterday and he recommended the surgery. Lohan started out 2006 in the hospital as well, and went on to make at least three additional visits throughout the year. Add those on to her 2005 hospitalizations and this girl is the un-luckiest, most accident-prone, exhausted person ever. Wait, why is she famous again?

The Circus Is Back In Town

Back in December we dreamed of a day when Paris Hilton would go far away and Santa granted our wish, for a while anyway. Now that she has returned from Australia (where she skipped out on a check in a restaurant) she has resumed her job as the most annoying person in America. Now, however, she has one less venue in which to "work" as she was fired from one of her best paying gigs. Two years ago, Paris was given a sportscar and over $1 million to show up once a month at Club Paris in Orlando, Florida. She made it to the club's opening, but she was six hours late. The club's owner, Fred Khalilian, told the AP he "fired" her because "she has continuously failed to attend scheduled appearances at the location in downtown Orlando." Khalilian's clubs in Orlando and Jacksonville will now be associated with the city of Paris. He went on to say, "She's created a circus for herself. It's all about: How has she screwed up now?"

Show Me The Money

Jennifer Lopez has been warned by her family not to explore crazy Scientology any further. She is super best friends with Tom Cruise lately and has been a long time friend of Scientard Leah Remini. Tom and Leah have both credited the cult with helping them have children, something about no static or crap like that and J.Lo is desperate to have a baby herself. Her mom, Lupe, worries that an association could damage her reputation, not to mention the 10% of earnings the Scientards are required to give the alien worshippers. Considering J.Lo's fragrance line alone will bring in $1 billion next year, of which she will receive around $150 million, we think Crazy Cruise has more in mind than helping her have a baby. If that was the case, he could just give her Chris Klein's phone number.

Jive Talk

While Brit Brit has checked herself into a "spa" in Arizona for her exhaustion issues, her career comeback chances are nearly exhausted as well. Cindy Adams at The Post dished on the state of affairs over at the Jive record label and things are not looking good. The five songs that Britney recorded in New York during November are totally unacceptable and the powers that be aren't sure they want to spend the money to have her do them over as they aren't sure they can even sell her anymore. Brit's "drinking, bingeing, partying, whatevering, photos with no panties for a mother of two infants - is hitting sour notes" with her fanbase and Jive is thinking of dropping her. Ouch.

January 3, 2007

Out With The Old, In With The New

Whitney Houston is starting fresh in the new year and selling over 300 personal items at auction. The Post reported that Whit Whit is in fact keeping her New Jersey estate and her rep said that the sale has nothing to do with the back taxes that she owes. "Many artists get rid of the old stage equipment and costuming they don't need any more. That is what is happening." Among the items are awards won by her soon-to-be ex-husband, Bobby Brown. Hopefully she'll earn enough cash to settle up with Brown and finalize the divorce before her album is released this spring. Judging by her performance (above) just two years ago following a stint in rehab, Whitney will have no problem assuming her reign. Welcome back.

He Said, She Said

It's back to business as usual on 'The View' following the holiday break, except Rosie O'Donnell is on vacation this week. That does not mean that her war with Donald Trump is on vacation as Barbara Walters took over where she left off. This morning she made a statement that ABC asked her to in regards to Trump's bankruptcies saying that his casino companies have gone bankrupt several times, but that he has not filed for personal bankruptcy. Moving on, Walters said that what Trump said was untrue. Basically she refuted everything Trump said about Rosie and about her. For example, he said Barbara was unhappy with her hiring of Rosie. Not true. Trump said Rosie's own talk show had bad ratings. Not true. And so on and so on. Barbara also talked about getting naked in the hot-tub with Judge Judy and Cindy Adams on her vacation which is kind of unrelated to this Trump thing, but we thought you should know.

New Year, New You, Part Deux

Britney Spears told EXTRA all about her resolutions for 2007, which included: stop biting her nails and to pay more attention to herself. Good for her. Biting one's nails is gross, as is behaving like a complete idiot. That in itself is an oxymoron, as a complete idiot has no idea that she is acting like one, hence the label. We even confused ourselves with that one. The above video, however, demonstrates this theory and if you have 10 minutes to spare, see for yourself. If you're short on time, fast forward to 4:49 and watch Brit Brit illuminate on all things "ahead of us." Enjoy.

January 2, 2007

Wipe That Dirt Off Your Shoulder

If you're a Nip/Tuck fan then you already know all about Dirt, the new series starring Courteney (Monica Gellar) Cox. Yes, she dropped the Arquette for the show. The FX network literally showed 14 commercials for Dirt during each Nip/Tuck episode and we now associate Christian and Sean with Peter Gabriel because "This time you've gone too far." Our point is, the show premieres tonight at 10 pm sans commercials, and the early buzz is that it's worth watching. Monica plays a ruthless tabloid editor and the catchphrase is, 'Fame has a price. She's here to collect.' Nice. Speaking of tabloids, Courtney's BFF Jennifer Aniston is the target du jour and we're thinking 'US Weekly' has lost their shit. These are quotes from their story about Jennifer, "She collapses in a heap, clutching her womb like she's been stabbed if she so much as passes a baby stroller on the street," is how her "friend" describes Jen's actions after she sees pictures of Shiloh. The "friend" went on to say Jen's therapy includes, "throwing baby dolls into a bonfire on the beach behind her place in Malibu. It's creepy, but she says it makes her feel better for a few hours. At least she's stopped watching 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' over and over again, for days at a time without eating or sleeping. That just wasn't healthy." Ummm, hello? Now they're just making shit up. Burning baby dolls on the beach right near the throng of paparazzi that follow her every move? And why would she watch Brangelina in a film? That doesn't even make any sense. Quite frankly, US Weekly has insulted our intelligence and we don't want to play with them anymore. So there.

The New Divorcees

The Daily News reported that Jessica Simpson and John Mayer are definitely an item and spent the New Year in NYC. They dined at Country, shopped at Barneys and celebrated at the Hudson Hotel along with Christina Aguilera and her husband. The News claims the couple were "making out" during the New Year's party and we can't believe people still say "making out." They also claim that one of John's friends asked their reporter to get some drugs for him. Across town, Nick Lachey and Vannessa Minnillo were celebrating at the MTV countdown party and then at Marquee. They have been dating for 8 months now. In other Newlyweds news, Nick and Jessica's divorce settlement was just finalized in Los Angeles, although the terms have been sealed and they signed a confidentiality agreement. We wonder who got the $1500 sheet set that she never took out of the package.

This Is MY Champagne, Y'All

That is quite the grip she's got on that glass of champagne. Don't worry, Brit Brit, there's more where that came from. Gosh, we can't figure out why everyone is saying she was wasted on New Year's Eve and had to be helped out of the club. This is sobriety if we ever saw it.

It's Official

Trainwreck Tara Reid hosted the New Year's Party at the Marriott Hotel in Chicago. It's safe to say that her career is over.

New Year, New You

Britney Spears hosted the New Year's party at Pure in Vegas and continued with the 'look at how thick my thighs are' theme. There were initial reports that Brit Brit was wasted drunk and passed out at the party which prompted her manager, Larry Rudolph, to release a statement to the Associated Press. "By about one o'clock, she was just done, so we took her out. She was not drunk. She was just tired and falling asleep." He continued, "There is nothing out of the ordinary here." We beg to differ. Larry, and we can not emphasize this enough, she needs a stylist. Please. You're our only hope.

Who's Promoting Peace Today?

Lindsay Lohan is. She is also promoting horrible fashion as she celebrates New Year's in Miami with Courtney Semel, one of the girls from Filthy Rich Cattle Drive. Her father is Terry Semel of Yahoo! and we are more than a little embarrassed that we even know that. But seriously, what is with the dress and clashing nail polish? We can't even get into the belt thing. It's all too tragic.

January 1, 2007

Nice Day For A White Wedding

The Daily Mail is reporting that Kate Moss married Pete Doherty in Phuket, Thailand today. We give it six months. Tops.