Thursday, July 31, 2008

Health Crisis For Ms. Taylor

The grand Elizabeth Taylor was put on life support after suffering from congestive heart failure. She had deteriorated after initially being diagnosed with pneumonia last week.

National Enquirer reported that her children were at her bedside when doctors warned that she might not survive.

Liz has since improved and is able to breathe on her own now.

A source has said, "The doctors thought they were going to lose her. She's still very sick, but she's past the crisis."

Liz is 76 years old. This lady has suffered through a lot health problems but keeps on going.


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Not Living Strong Anymore

Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong broke up over the weekend. US magazine reported that a source said, "There was no drama or ugliness – They just decided to end things." The same source also said, "There is no hatred, just sadness."

The couple had been in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend for Armstrong's Livestrong Summit. That's where they decided to break-up.

Lance's life would probably had been a lot easier if he had just stayed married to the mother of his children. But he seems to have a few more oats to sow.

Their reps are not saying a word.


Fun Jewelry Housing

If you love jewelry the way that I love jewelry, you are probably going to love these jewelry displays that I found at Urban Outfitters. They are adorable and not expensive at all. Jewelry displays are usually so flipping boring so this is a great alternative.


It's a really great gift idea if you don't want to break the bank. And no, I'm not getting paid to share this with you.





Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Audrina Speaks

Audrina Patridge gave an interview with the Los Angeles Times and gave the scoop on she and Lauren and Lo's relationship. There still seems to be tension there but I think that Audrina is probably just trying to be polite.

This is part of the interview:

Is Lauren your friend?

We live together, so yeah, we see each other a lot while the show is taping. Sometimes I see her when it's not.

But is she your friend outside of "The Hills"?

We don't have a lot of the same friends, but we try to reserve one night a week to hang out. In the fourth season, you'll see our fight gets cleared up. Basically, I just start doing my own thing separately from her and Lo [Lauren Bosworth], and I get busy. But you know, things change and friendships do drift apart sometimes. Lauren and I aren't not friends, we're just not as close as we used to be.

What about Lo? Do you blame moving in together with her and Lauren for the rift in your relationship?

I do think living in that separate guest house of mine was definitely the cause of the tension between Lauren and me. We were used to being right next to each other in our apartment. I don't really blame Lo, she and Lauren have been friends for a long time.

I don't care how long Lauren and Lo have been friends. Lo is a passive aggressive snotty little twat.


Monday, July 28, 2008

Shark Attack

It is being reported that Ryan Seacrest was bit on his foot this weekend by a baby shark. Apparently, he was at the beach in Los Angeles when the attack occurred and the shark left behind one of it's teeth in his foot as a souvenir.

No serious damage was done to Ryan's foot. All is well except for the gray hairs that popped out of his head after the shark bit him. He will have to an emergency highlight touch-up but other than that, he's good to go.

We will probably be seeing him wear a shark tooth necklace soon.


More Twins!

Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O' Connell are expecting twins. They were married a year ago and reportedly had been trying to conceive ever since. The couples rep confirmed the pregnancy this morning.

Seems like the stork has gone wild in Hollywood.


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Intoxicated Idiot

Shia LaBeouf, who comes across to me as a whiny little punk, decided to drink and drive on Saturday night. Actually, it wasn't Saturday anymore. It was about 3 in the morning on Sunday when he crashed into another car with his Ford truck, injuring himself, his passenger and the driver of the other car. He was arrested for a DUI.

What an idiot. He seemed like he would be heading in this direction and he didn't disappoint.

He had to have surgery on his hand and will now be out of commission for a month. Not such great news for Transformers 2 which he was in the middle of working. I'm sure that the studio is really pleased with him.

LaBeouf 's "people" released the following statement:

"Attorneys for Mr. LaBeouf confirm that an automobile accident involving an additional party occurred early morning in Los Angeles on July 27, 2008. Shia is currently recovering from extensive hand surgery with plans to return to work on the set of Transformers 2 within one month. No further comment will be issued at this time."

This is a video of the scene of the accident that just happened to be right on the corner of Kat Von D's, High Voltage Tattoo parlor.


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Summer Lovers

I am out of town on vacation and have been this whole past week. Have not done a ton of posts this week as you may have noticed. I took today off from the computer but will resume tomorrow at some point. Gotta have some fun in the sun first. I'm taking sort of a long vacation and won't be back until August 6TH but will make my best efforts to post at least once a day. Hopefully more.


Friday, July 25, 2008

An Inspirational Human Being Dies

Very sad news. Randy Pausch has passed away.

In case you don't know who he is, Randy Pausch was the amazing former professor from Carnegie Mellon who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, was given the worst news anyone could ever get, "you only have weeks or months to live" and with having that information, lived his remaining days out by LIVING.

Pausch gave his now famous Last Lecture, which took the Internet by storm. He wrote the lecture for his children but it is a lecture that we can all learn from. And if you have not seen it, it's not too late. You can watch it below.


Our deepest sympathies are with the Pausch Family.


Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Trash Man" Says He's Going To Kill Black Babies?

Is this supposed to be a joke or some kind of sick publicity stunt? I have no idea but there is nothing funny about all.

Someone sent me this video. It's of some guy who calls himself "Trash Man" and claims to have "disciples" working at Gerber Foods, and that they have poisoned a bunch a baby food and formula in hopes of killing black babies and other non-white babies.

This guy appears to be a serious idiot and creepy. Ironically, his body looks like it belongs to a white person but his head does not look like it belongs to a white person at all.

I don't know if this is supposed to be real or not.


Vitro For Angie & Brad?

US Weekly is saying that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt used fertility treatments to conceive little Vivienne and Knox.

They are saying that they got their info from a well placed source who said, "They conceived through in vitro fertilization," and that "They both desperately wanted more babies soon."

The source also said that Angelina decided to go this way so that "she wouldn't have to deal with the stress of trying to get pregnant," and so "She could just knock it out."

The source then added: "They were too impatient."

I'm not buying it. Brad's sister Julie has twin girls. Twins are not uncommon to his family. It's not like Angelina is old. She's 33.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lynne Spears Accidently Killed A Boy

The National Enquirer is running a story that Lynne Spears accidently killed a 12 year old.

Britney and Jamie Lynne's mom has been carrying a secret around for a long time. In 1975, while Lynne Spears was driving her brother to the hospital after he suffered an injury, she hit 12 year old Anthony Winters who was riding his bike. Anthony lived on the route that Lynne was using to take her brother to the hospital.

Anthony Winters died later on at the hospital. Lynne was 20 years old at the time.

Lynne's rep said, "Anthony Winters and his friend were in the road on a curve on a bicycle. As Lynne rounded the curve she could not avoid the boy in the street as there was oncoming traffic in the opposite lane."

Lynne's rep also said, Lynne realized the boy was struck immediately and to this day is grieved by the Winters’ loss of their son.“

A Spears family friend said, “To this day, Lynne hasn’t gotten over what she did. She gets that terrified look in her eye when she is thinking about it. She has told only a few people about the accident and always says, ‘Please don’t think I’m a bad person.’”

That is really sad and an impossible thing to ever get over.


He Said- She Said- They Said

I'm already tired of the whole Bale clan.

It seems that things have not been peachy in the Bale family for a long time. In regards to the "incident" and all that went with it in the details that I wrote about yesterday, there is still more to the story. There always is.

Years ago when Christian Bale's parents divorced, his mom made him choose between parents. Bale picked to live with his father.

It's being said that the "incident" is money motivated.

There has been a riff between Christian and his mother for years. It's being reported that Christian's mom was "extremely jealous of both his and his dad's success."

When Christian let his mom and sister into his hotel room last Sunday, there was physical contact but something in between a brush and a push while Christian was trying to walk away. No one fell and no one was hurt.

Apparently, Christian's mom was saying some pretty horrible things about his wife and she crossed a major line.

Bale's people do believe that this is all money motivated. Newspapers and magazines have already been offering big $$$ for the mom and sister's story. They stand to make a lot of money off of it. Very shady.

If the mom and sister were telling the truth and deeply cared about their relationship with Christian, they would not take a dime for their "incident" story.

It's starting to look like the charges are going to be dropped.

As for the reports of Bale losing it on the set of his new film last week and yelling "I will kick your ass," at Shane Hurlbut, the director of cinematography, I probably say that a few times a week to somebody. Don't you?


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Spelling Mansion Going Up For Sale

The monster house that Aaron Spelling built in Hombly Hills that has always amazed me is going to be up for grabs soon. Are you in?


Candy Spelling, the widow of Aaron Spelling is building a new condo. She is so over her current manor that she used to share with the guy who paid for it and their kids, Tori and Randy.

The Spelling mansion is 56, 50o square feet. It has 11 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, a bowling alley, a gift wrapping room, a doll museum and you could say the worlds biggest walk-in closet for Candy, which is 3,500 square feet.


This is the biggest home in Los Angeles County. Hello! But like I said, she's over it. She's basically been living there alone anyway. Candy is downsizing.

She is having a condo built that is 16, 500 square feet. Wow, she won't feel so alone now at least.

The new digs are located in Century City (that is next to Beverly Hills) and is costing $47 million.

Why not? Her daughter and grandchildren have no place to live.

The condo will be 2 stories, located on the 41ST and 42ND floors. Good luck up there in an earthquake. Candy's new master suite will be 4000 square feet. That's bigger than my house. There will be a dining room that seats 25 guests, a rose garden, private pool, staff quarters, 2 fireplaces and a massage room.

Candy Spelling has also just taken a job as a national spokeswoman for green living.


*UPDATE* Somethings Fishy With The Bale Family

A newspaper in London reported that Christian Bale's mom Jenny Bale 61 yrs. and his sister Sharon 41 yrs. , said today that there had been an "incident."

Sources said that Christian is being accused of lashing out at a family member and pushing them during an argument over a long family dispute.

At first Sharon denied knowing anything about anything but then finally said, "OK, there was an incident but the police are dealing with it. It is an extremely sensitive situation. There is nothing more I can say."

It is believed that Sharon and her mother Jenny had gone into the police station to make their claim so I'm not really sure how it could have slipped Sharon's mind that there had been an "incident".

Also, Jenny Bale (Christian's mom) said, "Yes I was there and yes there was a family situation but the police are handling it and I cannot say anymore at the moment. We didn't call the police to the scene. I can't say anymore but we didn't call the police."

Christian Bale's lawyer released their own statement saying, “Christian Bale attended a London Police station today, on a voluntary basis, in order to assist with an allegation that had been made against him to the police by his mother and sister."

Mr. Bale, who denies the allegation, co-operated throughout, and left the station without any charge being made against him by police.”

Police sources say that the allegations being made against Christian Bale are of a "minor" common assault.

Bale moved to Los Angeles with his animal activist father David Bale, at the age of 17. Fours years after his father had divorced his circus dancer mom, Jenny.

Christian had spent most of his childhood in Wales, but had only visited one time since moving to Los Angeles with his father who passed away from a brain tumor in 2003.

His mother and sisters had remained in Wales.

I don't know. Something does not sit right with this story.


Golden Girl "Sophia" Dies

A funny and very sarcastic Golden Girl is gone. Estelle Getty has passed away at the age of 84.

She had been suffering from advanced dementia and died this morning at her Hollywood Blvd. home at about 5:30 AM.

Born Estelle Scher to Polish immigrants in New York, Getty fell in love with theater when she saw a vaudeville show at age 4.

Getty started doing one-liners in her standup act during her teens at a Catskills hotel in New York. Female comedians did not do well in those days so she bombed.

Not giving up, Getty kept trying at a career in show business. Although her parents supported her efforts, her dad also insisted that she had something to fall back on. He made her learn office skills, just in case.

In a statement by Bea Arthur, she said, "Our mother-daughter relationship was one of the greatest comic duos ever, and I will miss her."


*UPDATE* Out On Bale

Christian Bale has been released from the police station in cental London where he was being held for allegations of assulting his mum and sis at his Dorchester hotel on Sunday.

He is now back at his hotel.

Whatever he did was bad enough to get himself arrested for but not bad enough for the police to arrest him before his premiere. They let it wait until after his work duties were out of the way and then let him turn himself in.


Ebert Is Taking His Thumbs With Him

After hearing from Richard Roeper that he was quiting the show yesterday, Roger Ebert made an announcment of his own. He is also leaving the show.

Statement from Ebert

July 21, 2008

"After 33 years on the air, 23 of them with Disney, the studio has decided to take the program named "Siskel & Ebert" and then "Ebert & Roeper" in a new direction. I will no longer be associated with it."

The show was a wonderful experience. It was a great loss to me when surgery in July 2006 made it impossible for me to appear on the air any longer. Although I remained active behind the scenes, I feel that Richard Roeper and several co-hosts, notably Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott, have excelled at carrying on the tradition Gene Siskel and I began in 1975 with "Sneak Previews" on PBS.

Gene and I felt the formula was simplicity itself: Two film critics, sitting across the aisle from each other in a movie balcony, debating the new films of the week. We developed an entirely new concept for TV. Few shows have been on the air so long and remained so popular. We made television history, and established the trademarked catch-phrase "Two thumbs up."

The trademark still belongs to me and Marlene Iglitzen, Gene's widow, and the thumbs will return. We are discussing possibilities, and plan to continue the show's tradition.

-- Roger Ebert

We wish you 2 thumbs up Roger.


Batman Gets Arrested

This should be great for the movie. Christian Bale has been arrested in London for allegedly assaulting his mom and his sister on Sunday, the night before The Dark Knight premiere in London. Nice.

Bale handed himself in at Belgravia police station in central London this morning.

Scotland Yard was asked if Christian Bale had been arrested. Their response was, "A 34-year-old man attended a central London police station this morning by appointment and was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault. He currently remains in custody."

Bale is 34.

Maybe Batman isn't such a nice guy after all.


Monday, July 21, 2008

NBC Gives Us Their 2 Cents On Leno

Following Jay Leno's statement (See earlier post from yesterday) about being done with NBC, they have issued their own sugar coated comments.

Jay's last day as hosting The Tonight Show will be May 29, 2009. So nice of them to let Leno know when his day of reckoning is coming.


Conan O' Brien's first day at the desk as Leno's replacement will be June 1.

NBC cochairs Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff fielded questions at the Television Critics Assn. gathering today to reporters.

Silverman said, "We really believe in the decisions we've made with our partners, including Jay."

Jay? Did he say Jay? How much input do you think NBC gave Jay in the decision making?

Rick Ludwin, NBC's chief late night programmer added to it by saying, "The Tonight Show has a remarkable history rich in tradition. We're proud of each and every show Jay has shared with America as we look forward to Conan carrying on that outstanding tradition next year."

I can just picture how Jay's last yearly evaluation went with NBC. "Jay, we are SO proud of each and every show that you have shared with America." Jay's response, "Gee thanks guys. That's great. Really nice to hear." Then NBC says, "Oh and Jay, you're fired. Any input?"

I don't think that we will be hearing any more comments from Jay or any response to what NBC said today. It's not really his style.


Madonna And A-Rod Sex Tape?

A Brittish newspaper, the Daily Star is reporting that some mysterious man is trying to sell a sex tape of Madonna and Alex Rodriguez. If this were true, wouldn't it already be sold? I mean come on, the videographer only wants $2 million according to reports. Look how much they pay for pictures of new-born babies. Puleez, how much would a Madonna sex tape go for?

What does make Madonna look guilty is that she's helping A-Rod "look" for an apartment. If by "look", you mean "hit a homerun" in an apartment, well that makes sense. I just don't see Madonna having alot of extra time apartment shopping for a friend, who probably has many other employees who could do that for him.


In emails fired off to media outlets, the videoman claims the footage was shot two months ago in an apartment owned by a pal of Madonna she knows through Kabbalah.

The videoman who is a friend of the apartment owner, also claims he found out about the lovers trysts so he secretly installed a hidden camera in the living room with the lens pointed at the sofa.

He claims the footage he recorded showed Madonna doing the nasty with A-Rod.

Legal experts say if his claims are true the lensman could face prosecution for voyeurism and burglary. One legal eagle said, “If footage was obtained in this way it would be an outrageous invasion of privacy.

The court would most likely snatch it up if it did exist. But I wonder if C-Rod would be allowed to use it in court?

Do you believe all of this?


Roeper Gives The Thumbs Down

Richard Roeper is leaving At The Movies With Ebert & Roeper. He made a statement on Sunday saying, "Several months ago, Disney offered to extend my contract, which expires at the conclusion of the 2007-08 season, I opted to wait. Much transpired after that behind the scenes, but an agreement was never reached, and we are all moving on."

Roeper said that he is going to "proceed elsewhere ... as the co-host of a movie review show that honors the standards established by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert more than 30 years ago."

Disney is obviously not willing to shell out the amount of money that Roeper wants.

Roeper also said that "I will be free to share the details on that program in the near future," and that he wishes Disney "the best of luck with their new show, whatever form it may take."

Roeper joined the show in 2000 after Ebert lost his co-host Gene Siskel. Siskel passed away resulting from his battle with a brain tumor in 1999.

Commenting on Roger Ebert's illness Roeper said, "Over the last two seasons, as Roger has bravely coped with his medical issues, I've continued the show with a number of guest co-hosts. It's never been the same without Roger, but I'm proud of the work we've done and I'm grateful to all the co-hosts who stepped in - and to the viewers that stayed loyal to the show."