The extra-marital liaison reportedly began while Sandra was in Atlanta filming The Blind Side. McGee hoped to get a modeling gig with West Coast Choppers and sent a friend request. She was shocked to hear back directly from Jesse James. One thing led to another and in short order, she hooked up with the former Monster Garage star.
When asked about the status of his relationship with Bullock, Jesse reportedly told McGee, 'She doesn't live here. She has a house in Austin. She is filming, and I can't talk about it.'
Michelle told In Touch magazine that she met with Jesse several times a week during the five weeks that Sandra was on location, and continued to remain in touch for nearly a year. McGee said, "I would never have hooked up with him if I thought he was a married man. He gave me the impression they were separated."
During her recent Oscar acceptance speech, Sandra Bullock fairly gushed about her man - check it out here.]
Longtime lovebirds Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon already rocked my faith when they split amid rumors of affairs on both sides. I looked to Jesse and Sandra to carry the torch. Thusly, they can not fail. Sure, there's still Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. That's no small potatoes on the longevity scale. However, my money was (and hopefully still is) on Bullock and James for the long haul. Who in the hell would cheat on Sandra? She's as beloved as she is adorable. If this is McGee's bid for fame and attention, it's a massive fail. If this was Jesse's bid to get some secret side action, it's also an epic fail - and goddamn stupid to boot. Let's hope the liar in this scenario is Michelle...
UPDATE: Sandra has cancelled some high-profile public appearances and Jesse deleted his Twitter account yesterday. Twitter account delete = trouble. Damn.
"Kim's advisors feel that it's time to explore bigger deals on bigger networks," a television business insider with knowledge of the ongoing negotiations tells RadarOnline.com exclusively. "She's right to feel like she doesn't need to open up her personal life to make a living on TV. It looks like Kim can make a lot more money than the TV show can pay her, especially through her endorsement deals and doing appearances on bigger network shows."
The insider tells RadarOnline.com that Kim is said to be especially bullish on her opportunities in the commercial world, where she recently enjoyed major success in a sexy ad for fast food giant Carl's Jr.
"Kim makes more money from that commercial than from an entire season of The Kardashians!" The source says.]
A Carl's Junior ad doesn't exactly lead to a promising career. Sometimes life asks that you give of yourself for the greater good. The least Kim can do is continue getting paid to hang out with her family. Because, as far I've seen, that's her main talent anyway.
[Photo Credit: Look at those career opportunities!]
The 23-year-old hunk told Brazil's RG Vogue magazine: "I consider myself a married man. I have a family. At my age, my father was also married. My mother gave birth to me when she was 15."
While Jesus also admitted in the interview that he can't help but get jealous of the attention Madonna receives, it seems he is not the only one. It has been claimed the 51-year-old singer banned her boyfriend from partying with Lindsay Lohan at the VIP Room nightspot in Paris, France recently.
A source told the Daily Mirror: "Lindsay got her people to phone the club to try and hang out with him. She knew he was hosting a night there with Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz."
"But when Madonna's people heard, they put a block on it. Jesus wasn't one to argue, he didn't want to upset Madonna and was just there to work. Lindsay had to make due with a night in her hotel."]
"Madonna's people" - like Visa, they're everywhere you want to be! More opinion, via the hilarious Celebitchy:
[I noticed this totally boring little mini-interview with Jesus Luz in OK! Magazine, and now I'm so glad I did! Jesus is talking about blah, blah, blah, he feels like he's married to the Madge Vadge, and how people in his family (his parents) always get hitched very young. He kind of sounds like he wants to marry the Madge Vadge for real. Anyway, the best part about it is the little story about Lindsay Lohan that comes at the end. Oh, yes! Madge has a rule for her boy-toys: no Lohan. It's not the worst rule, actually. In the Daily Mirror's report, they call this Madonna's "11th commandment - thou shalt not flirt with young starlets." The rest of the report OK! Magazine already talked about. You know Lindsay wanted desperately to do her drunken, cracked-out mating call for Jesus. By the way, I think Lindsay's mating call is something like, "You got any blow? I'll, like, trade, or whatever. You wanna?"]
If Lindsay thinks she's getting anywhere near Madonna's man, she's frickin' crazy. In other news, Lohan is crazy. I think LiLo is taking her own sweet time learning to cope with the fact that she's no longer got any pull in the Hollywood scene. Note: I am rooting for Linds to get her mojo back, but I think it might take a (hot tub) time machine at this point! Meanwhile, I'd recommend to Lindsay that she look elsewhere for her jollies. Madonna doesn't take cavorting lightly!
[Photo Credit: You've been bad! FYI: I'm on day 2 of the epic drive to Austin for SXSW, so posting will resume later. And when I say "later" I might mean "Wednesday" because at the end of the ten hour haul, a frosty margarita is waiting for me... xo]
You speak of Ryan Good, a self-described "cool white boy" hired by Justin Bieber's mentor, Usher, to travel about with the singer and teach him the wisdom of wardrobe layering and other ways of the world. The title apparently originated from Bieber himself, when he called Good his "swagger coach" in an interview.
Technically, though, Good's official title is "road manager," but that may not be the real story... given Good's job description.
From the Toronto Star:
In a business that's as much about image as sound, Bieber's co-manager, R&B star Usher, 31, hand-picked a wardrobe consultant/Man Friday for the youth.
"He has helped me with my style and just putting different pieces together and being able to layer and stuff like that," said Bieber of the ministrations of Ryan Good, 24, whose official title is road manager.
The Star also quotes Bieber as crediting Good for teaching him "different swaggerific things to do."
As for other up-and-coming young singers--yeah, no. They don't have swagger coaches. "I've never heard of such a thing," one label source tells me. And the source doubts Good serves as a hard-core road manager.
"If your job qualifications are 'Usher called me and said he thought Justin would benefit from being around a cool white boy,' then, no, I don't think you're doing anything real. Then again, it could be that the swagger coach is really just Bieber's assistant."
Yes, singers do often have stylists with them, particularly while touring. But they're not typically hanging around with the talent day and night--unless they have a certain personality reminiscent of another high-maintenance singer. "Well, if you're Mariah or something, yeah," my label source says. "That's a diva move."
Lastly, this whole phenomenon begs the question: Is there money in swagger coaching? Kind of. "Generally hangers-on--security, assistants, etc.--make around $1,000 a week," my source says. "Though, of course, a proper stylist would cost much more." Well, yeah, but can a proper stylist teach a young man the art of the swagger? Hell to the no.]
An insightful reader at Answer Bitch had this to say:
[Years ago I met someone working for a P.R. firm who confided to me that Justin Timberlake, who'd just left N*Sync and was embarking on a solo career, had hired their agency to create an "image" for himself that would help him move past the 'boy band'-thing * in essence: a swagger coach. So it's certainly not unique. As the article mentions, image IS everything.]
Heh, heh. "Cool white boy" is a phrase that's going to be very tough to shake from my lexicon. I take this to mean we've got years of Bieber being shoved down our throats, whether we want it or not. Hint: I don't want it.
[Photo Credit: Wow, that is one cool white boy! So cool, that Justin gets the Speidi ban.]
"I'm not sure," he said recently when we asked if a third is in the works. "But if anybody can do it, it's [creator] Michael Patrick King. He's so brilliant."
So what kind of brilliance should we be looking forward to in SATC 2, which is set to hit theaters May 27? Even if he was given a greenlight to spill, Lewis insists he wouldn't. "It was just plain fun," he said. "But I don't like the spoiler culture. I think stories should be experienced as you go."
Speaking of SATC, we'll be reporting from Las Vegas on Thursday night when Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon are honored at ShoWest with the 2010 Ensemble Award. We can't wait to see what SJP wears.]
I'll take a third, a fourth, a fifth... of SATC sequels, margaritas, Jason Lewis. My hedonism knows no bounds. I can't wait for May when part two of Carrie Bradshaw and company's story continues on the big screen. Ya think? Once again, stating the obvious!
[Photo Credit: Jason in his quintessential Smith Jerrod SATC role.]
Asked if she's spoken to Mayer, 32, since he likened her to "sexual napalm in a Playboy interview," Simpson said she hadn't, and then added with a laugh: "And he'll never have this napalm again."
Simpson went on to say that Mayer's comments have brought a lot more glances, sexual stares, and mental undressings of her at restaurants and in public.
The singer and actress, whose new show The Price of Beauty premieres Monday night on VH1, says she's still feeling the effects of Mayer's comments. "I'll walk into a restaurant or something, and I notice that more men are looking at me, but I feel like they're undressing me," she says. "So, it's a little bit embarrassing."
Someone should tell Jessica that men have been looking at her that way for years, every since her boobs blossomed above her IQ, and she started wearing low cut shirts down to her belly button.
Jessica also stated, "I thought he was stupid for breaking up with me." I have to agree with Jessica since Mayer's comments about how freakishly good she is in bed. Mayer with from 'Sexual Napalm' to Jennifer Aniston...yikes!
Mayer's comments, albeit perhaps tacky and immature, were the best thing to happen to Jessica's career since Nick Lachey.]
So, take that John Mayer! Actions have consequences. (In related news, isn't it interesting that we've never heard a word about Taylor Swift's infatuation with John since this whole debacle went down - so to speak?) Not to worry, Mayer always has an option or two close at hand...
[Photo Credit: Fireworks!]
They culminated in a joint statement by the couple confirming they had parted. "The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement,' it said. 'Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children."
A friend of 34-year-old Miss Winslet said she now plans to divorce Mendes, who is ten years her senior, saying: 'That's it, it is final.' The actress has a nine-year-old daughter, Mia, from her first marriage to assistant director Jim Threapleton, and a six-year-old son, Joe, by Mendes.
The statement was issued after the actress flew to Mexico
with the children while Mendes was with friends in New England. A source close to Mendes explained the break-up by saying:
'He became bored working on his latest theatrical project, and he took that
boredom home with him. And that led to the spark being taken out of their
A source close to Mendes explained the break-up by saying: 'He became bored working on his latest theatrical project, and he took that boredom home with him. And that led to the spark being taken out of their marriage.'
But the pair had not been seen in public together since an appearance at Wimbledon last summer and Miss Winslet had claimed Mendes was at home 'babysitting' when she attended the Baftas and Oscars alone.
The couple are keen to avoid an unseemly court battle of the custody of their child and their estimated £30million joint fortune. The friend added: 'Kate is devastated. She thought their marriage was for ever and now she has two children from two marriages and both are not living with their fathers.'
During the making of Revolutionary Road, Miss Winslet told how she felt awkward being directed by her husband - particularly during sex scenes with her former Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. She said last year: 'I just kept saying, "This is too weird". Leo told me to get over it, but I said, "You're my best friend and he's my husband. This is definitely a bit weird".']
It's interesting to note the film that won Kate her hard-earned Oscar also seemingly cost her the marriage. It might seem like a hollow victory, in retrospect. Well, the sad news is, of course, the impending divorce. The good news is that two attractive, wildly successful people are back on the market. To the winner goes the spoils...
"I don't like being famous," said the British fashionista, who has been modeling since the age of 14. "It encroaches on your life. A lot. In fact, I've no idea why people are so interested in me. It makes me a bit uncomfortable talking about it actually. I'm not myself any more. I move differently. I act out the desires of the stylist and the photographer. It's not a trance-like state, it's more of a feeling."
Kate admits that often times she's even surprised by her how famous she's become. "I still can't quite believe it, even now," she said last month. "I still think I'm blagging it a bit, but nobody's cottoned on yet!"]
I kind of doubt Moss would be that thrilled with civilian life. Most regular folks don't have access to millions of dollars, limitless amounts of champagne, or Johnny Depp's hot loving. Granted, Kate doesn't have the free pass to Johnny's "Wonderland" anymore - but her modeling career (and subsequent fame) certainly helped her hook up that action back in the day. I'd take paparazzi staking out my front door for a moment of that heaven! Just sayin'...
[Photo Credit: Cherry on the sundae! PLP is in transit today, as me and my crew head to Austin, Texas for SXSW. Tequila countdown starts now! More posting as soon as I get out of the moving vehicle and into a welcoming coffee shop. xo]
Suck is both written and directed by Canadian actor-turned-filmmaker Rob Stefaniuk, of only the Canadian film Phil the Alien previously. Suck still doesn't have a US distributor, so we're not sure when it'll be arriving in theaters.]
I'm pretty excited about this film. I'm looking forward to breaking free of the sulkiness that is Twilight and rockin' out with some haggard musical icons. The 'tweens don't deserve to have all the fun...
Sources confirm to me exclusively that series creator Shonda Rhimes has agreed to release the fast-rising movie star from her contract. It's now up to ABC Studios and Heigl's reps to hash out a final exit agreement. (A rep for ABC Studios declined to comment. Coincidentally, as of today Heigl is without a publicist.) Why is this all coming down now? That's where things get interesting...
After taking more than half of the current season off to make another movie and connect with her adopted daughter, Heigl -- who picked up an Emmy in 2007 for her Grey's work -- was scheduled to return to the Grey's set on March 1 to begin work on the five remaining episodes of the season. There's just one problem: March 1 came and went and there was no Heigl.
A source within the actress' camp claims Heigl "was at home and ready to return to work." Another insider, however, "insists it's much more complicated than that." The source adds that talks between Heigl and ABC have been going on for months and last week both sides mutually decided that the best solution would be to part ways now as opposed to at the end of the season. As a result, Heigl is not expected to return to the Grey's set, which means her final episode as Izzie has already aired.
The break-up caps a long history of tumult between Heigl and Grey's. Here's a quick recap of some of the more high-profile squabbles:
* In 2007, Heigl found herself in the middle of the TR Knight/Isaiah Washington feud when she publicly dissed Washington for repeating the F word at the Golden Globes.
* In 2008, Heigl took a swipe at Grey's writers when she announced that she wasn't entering the Emmy race because "did not feel I was given the material... to warrant a nomination."
* Over the summer, she groused to David Letterman that Grey's was subjecting her to intolerable working conditions. "Our first day back was Wednesday," she said, "and it was -- I'm going to keep saying this because I hope it embarrasses them -- a 17-hour day, which I think is cruel and mean."
Bottom line: There's no love lost on either side as this whole sordid chapter comes to an end.]
Being unreliable and difficult to work with is an excellent plan, if you want to get fired. But hired on a regular basis in the rarified world of "leading lady?" Not so much. As for her continuing transition into movie "stardom" - I think she's taking quite a gamble at this point. She's already burned through her Knocked Up goodwill (yeah, she trashed that project too) and her subsequent films have been lacking in both positive reviews and box office returns. She could have been a rom-com staple, but will her fans continue to support her ungrateful attitude? Her next film project not only looks terrible; she costars with Ashton Kutcher as well. That's a double whammy for the straight-to-DVD pile...
Justin Timberlake, who Jessica has been dating since January of 2007, wasn't able to attend the event with her though, because he was in Vegas with some friends runnin a train on some whores. Justin Timberlake has always been kind of a prick. He's smart enough to keep that part in the shadows and be extra wonderful on camera, but he's a dickhead. He cheats on Jess, he throws hissyfits, and according to my sources, he might be the Zodiac Killer.]
Click on the WWTDD link above for photos of Justin and his GoGo dancer in Vegas. You can't deliver a wake-up call to someone who won't even pick up the phone. Some say Jessica sticks with Justin because she's riding his coattails to fame. I say she's already got her foot in the door and can do it on her own - and that means she actually loves Justin. There's no accounting for taste - and by the look of things, Justin tastes bad.
[Photo Credit: Why?]
As for Gerard, he told the press on the red carpet that he and Jennifer "have a blast together and she appreciates that Celtic manner." Aniston eats haggis? That's the headline! Butler also said: "There's nothing diva-ish about her, she's very down to earth, very sure of herself and who she is, and I'm like a little kid, who doesn't take myself too seriously...We had a fun script and a great director, so we just had to dive in and it was a blast."]
Great. Now let's get back to our regularly scheduled program where Jennifer longs for Brad and Gerard bangs every chick in sight. I'm more comfortable on familiar terrain.
[W magazine cover: No. Just no. Terrible job on the airbrushing. They both look horribly uncomfortable. This makes me feel bad for Jen because W is the undisputed territory of Brangelina. I'm rooting for you Jen, but constipation doesn't look sexy on anyone.]
According to O'Brien's website, tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. Tour dates begin in Eugene, Oregon on April 12 and end in Atlanta on June 14. The two month series of one-night stands is intentionally brief in order to test the waters. Expect to see additional tour dates if the show takes off. The 'Prohibited' Tour ticket packages vary depending upon the venue with pricing ranging anywhere from $40 to 'hot sound' packages for $250. See entire venue schedule here.
It appears our old friend Coco is already getting a bit restless following his departure from NBC on January 22, 2010.]
The tour even stops in Spokane, Washington! Coco, spreading the love near and far. A night of music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence - will you be one of the lucky ones to experience O'Brien live?
Barry Munday is both written and directed by Michigan-born filmmaker Chris D'Arienzo, who's making his feature film debut after writing a couple of scripts in 2000. This is an adaptation of Frank Turner Hollon's 2003 novel Life Is a Strange Place. The film will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival this month but doesn't have a distributor yet. I'm sure it'll get one in the coming months, so stay tuned if you're interested in this!]
Film producer Tina Brown tells E! News that Haim was set to start production on a dark new film, A Detour in Life, next month. Brown wrote the movie, about a man who succumbs to drunkenness and other self-destructive impulses, specifically for Haim, who not only would have starred but also directed.
"This was to be his directorial debut," she said. "We were going to start shooting in late spring. I talked to him back in November at the premiere of American Sunset and he was doing great, so it was really a shock."
Made all the more so by his apparent clean-living lifestyle when she last saw him.
"He was extremely healthy," she said. "I saw him the year before and he was super skinny, but he had put on a lot of weight and looked a lot more coherent and looked extremely well."
Even as recently as last week, Brown said she spoke with the former child star's manager, who relayed the news that Haim was very much looking forward to starting work on the project, which would mark a new direction for his career.
"I talked to him just last week, and Corey was waiting for an update," she said of her discussion with manager Mark Heaslip.
"[Haim] was very, very excited to do this role because it would be the first time he got to do a real adult role...being a father and everything which he had never got to do. I had written the script for him to play James. I really wanted to see him do something out of the horror stuff or the comical stuff and take on something really dramatic."
As for the project's current status, Brown said the devastated crew will continue on in Haim's honor once they all process the tragedy.
"I'm still trying to get ahold of the other producers. Only half of them know," she said.
"We plan on still doing the film and doing it in memory of him because I'm sure that's what he would want. He loved the film. To find someone to replace him is going to be a difficult task. He would have done a great, great job."
But while Haim never got to bring that project to fruition, he did complete one movie that will be posthumously released. Haim had already wrapped work on what was supposed to be the first of his comeback films, American Sunset, a low-budget horror flick.
The trailer made its way online last month, though the feature has no definite release date. Or medium. While its official website says the film is priming for a theatrical release sometime this year, it also notes that the movie will be out "on pay TV, cable or DVD" this fall.]
Corey will always live in my mind's eye as that adorable kid from Lost Boys, and beyond...
Yes indeed Twi-hards, the 10-second teaser of a longer
teaser trailer for "Eclipse" has hit the web. The full teaser
trailer will be released tomorrow (March 11) at 6:00 AM PST.]
"Eclipse" has hit the web. The full teaser trailer will be released tomorrow (March 11) at 6:00 AM PST.]
I'm totally setting my alarm... for 8 AM, like I always do! I've given up reading the books because I can't stand to waste the time on poorly written novellas. But, the movies! The movies I have time for - mainly because I love laughing with my friends. And we do laugh out loud at the Twilight flicks. Not too loud though - we don't want to get chased through the mall by a pack of rabid Edward Cullen lovin' teens.
Corgan has never met Mayer but he says that Mayer's recent controversial race remarks suggest "he's trying to destroy his career." He adds that Mayer is "certainly a talented guy ... It's hard to watch someone literally burn their career to the ground - speaking as somebody who's done it."]
Wow. I think Billy is actually onto something. There's more truth to that theory than John is most likely willing to face at this time. It's funny - Corgan and Mayer are actually a lot alike. Both have had mainstream musical success, while often taking a beating from critics. Moreover, both consider themselves highly intelligent, while simultaneously proving to be the contrary. Maybe these two self-aware, insecure douchebags could find some common ground. Other than the familiar terrain of Jessica Simpson and her booty, that is...
Reference the attached sale of rights to her name and BIOGRAPHY to an LLC named "JLO HOLDING COMPANY, LLC".
(REGISTRANT) Lopez, Jennifer INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA
(LAST LISTED OWNER) JLO HOLDING COMPANY, LLC LTD LIAB
Type of Mark: TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK]
I'm no lawyer... but if Lopez doesn't own her name or rights to her biography, how can she attempt to block someone from using said information? Obviously Jennifer sold off her name to her own company, in some sort of convoluted attempt to make money while simultaneously releasing herself from personal responsibility. Somewhere, somehow that makes sense. I don't stroll in the rarified air of high finance, so I'm unprepared to explain why this move would be financially beneficial. I can only speak from the hyperbole of assumption - what's good for Jennifer Lopez is most assuredly going to benefit J.Lo! The high life might have finally caught up with Jenny From The Block, given that this slippery name swap may have just cost her the injunction against Noa and Meyer. What does that mean for us? Yet another step closer to seeing J.Lo's dirty secrets on the big screen! I don't want to jump ahead of myself, but I'm going to put in my order for movie popcorn now... Stay tuned!
[Photo Credit: She might not be looking so eager in the near future.]
"Benji cares very much for Holly. They have been talking about living together," a source tells In Touch. Holly will be saying goodbye to Las Vegas to live with her boyfriend in Los Angeles.
The lovebirds, who initially denied they had a romantic relationship, were actually spotted kissing during a music video shoot in Sun Valley, California last week. "Benji kept telling her how amazing she looked. They couldn't keep their eyes off each other," a source says.]
Is Madison's Peepshow contract about to run out? One thing I know about Holly is how she loves to swing from one pole to another! I do have to give credit where credit is due - that girl is never without a backup plan. Meanwhile, I'm picturing the look of horror on the newly demure Nicole Richie's face as she ponders the possibility of having Madison as a sister-in-law. That just made my day. Thanks, Holly!
The ad shows a toddler boy apologizes to his baby girlfriend because he didn't call her the night before. She chimes back: "And that milkaholic Lindsay wasn't over?" He replies: "Lindsay?". At that point another baby girl, presumably Lindsay, pops into the video frame and slurs, "Milk-a-what?"
Lohan is reportedly considering a $100 million lawsuit according to her lawyer Stephanie Ovadia, who claims that the actress has the same single-name recognition as Oprah or Madonna. "Many celebrities are known by one name only, and E-Trade is using that knowledge to profit. They're using her name as a parody of her life. Why didn't they use the name Susan? This is a subliminal message. Everybody's talking about it and saying it's Lindsay Lohan."
Ovadia is seeking an injunction to force the spot off the air and will go after $50 million in exemplary damages and $50 million in compensatory damages for the ad that was seen by over 100 million people on Super Bowl Sunday alone and continues to appear nationally. Grey Group produced the spot for E-Trade. Spokesman Chris Brown said, "We just used a popular baby name that happened to be the name of someone on the account team."]
Ah, yes. Madonna. Oprah. Lindsay. The holy trinity of single-named females for celebrity recognition. It sounds like a club. Shit, Ke$ha has more of a leg to stand on in that regard, and she just joined the party. I get where Lindsay is coming from, but it's kind of funny that she would recognize herself in that commercial. The other thing I'm fascinated by is the fact that LiLo apparently has enough money left to hire a lawyer. I picture Lindsay in some L.A. bar right now, telling everyone what she's gonna do with $100 million windfall...
Another reason Selena's a better pick? She's cheaper. Selena will cost literally millions less to employ and her popularity is high enough that the studio can still make some money off of her. Nicole Kidman was named by Forbes as one of Hollywood's most overpaid celebrities, so I guess you do the math.]
Yep, it's a turning tide. Beware of the sneaker wave. More details, via Variety:
[Nicole Kidman is producing with Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan. Kidman may also play a supporting role. Originally, Kidman was attached to star, but the updated script -- co-written by Bezucha and April Blair -- has put a younger spin on the story, with two of the characters in college and one just out of high school. Gomez would play the youngest of the three. Every studio is seeking out younger femme film properties after the boffo success of a string of female-driven films, led by the Twilight franchise.]
I guess Meryl Streep's reign at the box office has not heralded the dawn of older actresses on the big screen for 2010 after all. Unless you count the Sex & The City sequel - and I say that with much love. I feel that Nicole has been struggling with this transition for awhile. I got a degree in mastering the obvious, so clearly mine is an educated opinion. Will wearing the producer's hat give her a sense of purpose? Whatever she does, I'm sure she'll manage it with her trademark icy grace.
The disgraced golfer has lost millions in endorsements since his multiple-affairs scandal captivated the world and tarnished his once-stellar reputation. Advertising giants Gatorade, AT&T, Gillette and Swiss watch-maker Tag Heuer have cancelled contracts with Woods, costing the cheating golfer enough money to fill a sand trap.
But despite the huge losses, Woods, 34, has rejected a $75 million dollar sponsorship deal with bookies Paddy Power because the deal wasn't lucrative enough.
Paddy Power's PR Manager Ken Robertson said: "We're a huge international brand, with one of the biggest betting networks in the world. We made a very generous offer to Tiger, who is a huge brand himself, but unfortunately his management company IMG have told us the offer has been rejected. I must say I was shocked that such a big offer was turned down, but we've not given up just yet. We're planning to make a bigger offer soon, in the hope of tempting Tiger to join us."
Prior to the scandal, Woods reportedly earned about $110 million a year in endorsements -- the most lucrative being a $30 million deal with Nike who remains committed to the golf icon. Reports estimate that Woods stands to lose around $150 million in personal earnings including; $110 million in advertising income, $23 million in tournament prize money and $17 million in appearance fees. The $75 million dollar deal sure sounds pretty lucrative when facing losses like that!]
Please don't tell me Tiger believes he's too classy to be associated with online betting. That shipped has sailed, along with half the stable at Vivid. This is a huge slap in the face to the public at large. When so many are suffering economic hardship, one man can turn down a $75 million fortune? Why doesn't Woods take the payout and distribute it to the jobless Americans? How about donating it to Haiti or Chile? Maybe he could do the right thing (not in his lexicon, apparently) and return the money to the networks that have taken a complete bath in the wake of his scandals. I could go on and on. There's a lot that could be done with the money he seems to deem beneath him. It's this kind of self-entitled attitude that makes me think, despite his watery apology, that Tiger will never change. In short, fuck that selfish prick.
Superior Court Judge William F. Fahey said he was inclined to separate Noa's business partner, former TV producer Ed Meyers, from the Lopez/Noa case, rather than allow Lopez to sue them together. This almost certainly would stymie Lopez's efforts to move the case out of the courts and to a private arbitrator.
Fahey is expected to make a formal decision in the next few days. But he called it "extraordinary" to assume on a legal basis that a non-signatory to the 2005 settlement -- such as Meyer -- should not be allowed to defend himself in a jury trial. He then made a point of telling Meyer that he should "get himself a lawyer soon."
Outside the courtroom Meyer told TheWrap he was going to get a lawyer as soon as the judge's decision came down -- and that a public trial with Lopez on the stand is "exactly what I wanted."
The judge began proceedings Thursday with a curt reciting of the case's time line "to help consul understand my thinking when judgment is issued." Throughout, he chided Lopez's various filings, improper requests and legal maneuverings.
Meyers says Noa is not making the film to get money from his ex-wife. "He absolutely does not want a dime from her," Meyers told TheWrap earlier. "What he wants is to get his story out there in book or movie form and be able to make a living."
Meyers, who is representing himself in the case, told TheWrap that the footage in question is not a sex tape and merely contains "a bit of Jennifer lap dancing fully clothed and kissing another woman."
He has said since that he and Noa, who is represented by Terri Masserman, will go ahead with a revised version of their movie, which among other topics examines Lopez's supposedly close connection to Miami criminals, using only publicly available material.
This, he claims, is why he and Noa have sought to move proceeding to a trial. "Lavely doesn't want that to happen," Meyers said "because then we can ask her any question we want in open court -- and that's now public information and then we can use it in our film."]
Click on The Wrap link above to read the article in its entirety. The final paragraph is the salient issue - and the one that leaves me quivering with joy. As Ed and Ojani continue to triumph in court, the closer we get to Jennifer possibly taking the stand. And that, dear readers, would be a very hot day in hell for J.Lo. Here's one marriage she didn't see coming - the union of scandal and truth. The cold reality of the courtroom may be the one thing to supercede Jennifer's rarified world of celebrity. It's too early to pop open the champagne, but don't rule out a victory for the underdogs just yet.
"I don't know anything about that...I don't produce the Oscars. If they want to poke fun at Avatar Sunday, that's OK by me," said Cameron. As far as he's concerned, he told me, jokes are just another element of Hollywood's big night. And he's fine with it. "The Oscars are a celebration of movies...even the gaffes and out-of-bounds stuff are all part of the fun." So he's good with it. Sacha, are you still willing?]
He must really want that Oscar! So, is James Cameron really that media savvy? Well, one could assume the answer is yes. A person doesn't get to his level without an extreme amount of patience, combined with the ability to navigate the treacherous waters of Hollywood politics. One thing that appeals to voters of the Academy is humility - and James definitely seems willing to play nice... in exchange for a hunk of gold.
[Photo Credit: Will he hold it again?]
The 43-year old actor, who has never been married, is said to have encountered the charming Ms. Burns some time around Christmas, and they've been dating since then. "They've been going out seriously for more than a month," a spy tells Starpulse. "She's sweet, and definitely has a type - she dates older men." Ain't it the truth - She was engaged to Bruce for a year until 2004, and he's 23 years older than her.
Perhaps best known for her ongoing role as the head-turning mail girl in Ally McBeal, or her short spell on Baywatch, 31 year old Brooke was previously married to Nip/Tuck star, Julian McMahon, with whom she had a daughter, Madison Elizabeth who was born in 2000. She and Julian divorced the next year.
The new couple have not made it official as yet, but when some big-ticket bling makes its entrance we'll let you know...]
John is famously private about his love life, so it breaks my heart a little to put up this post. But, until he whisks me away on a private jet, my commitment to my readers is greater than my loyalty to Cusack. That can all change with a phone call, John! In the meantime, enjoy Brooke. I would like to mention that, thought Brooke has a rockin' bikini bod, I have tricks up my sleeve...
So when Vanessa Paradis found out her "Pirates of the Caribbean" stud and Jolie were to shoot a passionate love scene in their new movie "The Tourist," she ordered Depp to find another gig, a source told The Post.
But by all appearances, Depp has not been able to cut himself out of the shoot. Filming started last month and Depp and Jolie were spied sharing a laugh on set at the Palazzo Pisani Moretta in Venice on Tuesday.
In the flick, Jolie plays an Interpol agent who seduces a tourist, played by Depp, in order to flush out a criminal she had a fling with in the past. Paradis "found out that there was a real long and intense love scene between [Depp] and Jolie," a source close to the project said.
"He's currently trying to [get out of the movie], but I don't know if he's succeeded. But he's trying and they're talking about replacing him with [Jolie's partner] Brad Pitt or Leonardo DiCaprio."
Paradis, Depp's partner of 12 years with whom she has two kids, doesn't have to look deep into Jolie's past to find reasons to worry. The puffy-lipped siren and Pitt hooked up after they steamed up the screen in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." The 2005 picture was largely credited with busting up Pitt's Tinseltown union with "Friends" actress Aniston. Years earlier, Jolie got her hooks into Billy Bob Thornton, while the "Sling Blade" actor was reportedly engaged to actress Dern.
Reps for Depp, Jolie, Sony Pictures and producer Graham King could not be reached for comment yesterday.]
That's a lot of rep shutdown! Here's a little more from Hollywood Dame:
[Johnny Depp's longtime girlfriend Vanessa Paradis has reportedly asked Depp to cut himself out of his latest film because she doesn't want to be another Angelina Jolie love casualty. As soon as Paradis found out Depp would have a major love scene with Jolie in "The Tourist" she started campaigning to get him the hell out of there. So far it hasn't worked as we've already seen pictures of the co-stars filming, but the NY Post says there is some behind the scenes manipulating going on and that it is possible Johnny could be replaced Pitt DiCaprio. Given Jolie's track record, I would worry too! Jolie has a history of stealing other people's men, credited with breaking up Pitt's marriage to Jennifer Aniston and stealing Billy Bob Thorton away from Laura Dern during their engagement.
Filming started last month, and Depp and Jolie were spied sharing a laugh Tuesday on set at the Palazzo Pisani Moretta in Venice. In the movie, Jolie plays an Interpol agent who seduces a tourist, played by Depp, in order to flush out a criminal she slept with in the past. Oh Johnny boy, lets hope you're not stupid.]
The rumors have been boiling for months regarding an assumed attraction between Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. However, this new word that Vanessa actually (allegedly) did ask Johnny to bail from the film gives credence to some of those concerns. However, I find it difficult to believe this story hook, line and sinker. Wouldn't Depp (or an assistant) have read the script before committing to the film? If so, he would have had a head's up on the torrid love scene. Did he not tell Vanessa about that little fact? That would be the beginning of a real problem. Much more so than Angelina's luscious lips.
[Star magazine cover: Is Angie unstoppable? Find out in the next installment of The Tourist!]
Hughes quit Hollywood in 1994, but is said to have left behind boxes of notebooks and computer files containing film ideas and screenplays after his death last year. Now The Breakfast Club director's lost script is set to go into production posthumously, with movie chiefs looking for a writer/director to update the screenplay and begin filming, according to Slashfilm.com.]
I assume this is proceeding with the blessing of his wife and family. I also assume that they deem the material up to par, as the last thing they'd want is anything that would tarnish Hughes' stellar reputation. Though nothing beats having John alive, it's a wonderful surprise to learn that there's one more laugh coming. In related news, it's said that John will be receiving a special tribute at the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony. Details, via Inside Movies:
[John Hughes will be honored at this year's Academy Awards, according to Deadline Hollywood. Keeping with the revamped Oscars theme, the Hughes tribute will be removed from the traditional montage set to melancholy music in favor of a more dynamic tribute.
"The Oscars are planning a separate and special tribute to the writer-director-producer, complete with film and cast members," writes Nikki Finke, who went on to note that Oscar hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin both worked with Hughes, in 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' and 'She's Having A Baby,' respectively.]
Nothing less than he deserves. I can't wait to see what the producers have in store. The Oscars are taking place Sunday, March 7th. I can't wait - if there's one reason to drink champagne all day, this is certainly it!
And for those who roll their eyes at JT's previous failed attempts in acting (such as The Love Guru, Alpha Dog, and The Open Road)... Just know his role is the male lead, not just some random cameo. Yeah it's gonna be bad.
The plot revolves around a 7th grade teacher (Diaz) who is a foul-mouthed gold-digger. After she is dumped by her boyfriend, she goes after a substitute teacher (Timberlake) who also happens to be the heir to a watch fortune. However, he's already dating a colleague. Oooo scandalous...
The only savior of this movie might be Jason Segel (of I Love You Man, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, How I Met Your Mother) who has been cast in the supporting role of GYM TEACHER. Filming starts this month in LA. Yes. Get it over with.
The only "JT to star in a movie with his ex" headline I could approve of is if it were in Crossroads II with Britney Spears. I wish!]
Total agreement on this end! For the record - yes, Jessica is a jealous gal. And, more importantly, the tables have turned. Years ago it was Cam who threw the hissy-fit over Jess, completely humiliating herself in the process. However, the years have been kind to Diaz. She's recovered her composure, sparkle and star status. Meanwhile, Jessica has been put through the ringer by Justin. I'm sure Jess thought she'd be married by now. She's most decidedly not. Instead she's suffered through year's of indecision - the on/off, push/pull, you're bugging me/come back from a man that no woman should even bother fighting for in the first place. So, though it should be Justin who's ashamed of himself, it'll instead be a bedraggled, beaten-down Biel who will be dragging herself to the set in order to keep an eye on her man. And it will be a blonde, vivacious, confident Diaz who will be ready to put her best foot forward. Of course Cam will make a play for JT! What would feel better than to be vindicated from the past? Justin will stand in the middle - an undeserving schmuck with two hotties to choose from, acting as if he deserves every second. The movie will still suck.
[Photo Credit: Justin and Cameron, back in the day.]
Ever since split rumors exploded following their widely reported meeting with lawyers in January, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have seemingly done everything in their power to prove their love is unshakable. But fighting the split rumors will pale in comparison to their next big battle. Life & Style has exclusively obtained details from a shocking new tell-all book on the couple -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: The True Story.
One of the most shocking revelations in the tell-all -- Angelina was sleeping with Hollywood star Ralph Fiennes and ex-husband Jonny Lee Miller when she met Brad in 2004! The book also reveals that Angie slept with Mick Jagger (then married to Jerry Hall) around the time she appeared in the 1997 Rolling Stones video for "Anybody Seen My Baby." And in March 2003, the two were seen going back to his room at the Oriental hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. "This [book] will answer all the questions Brangelina fans have yet to have answered," the book's author, Jenny Paul, tells Life & Style. Paul, who spent the past six years investigating the notoriously private couple, spoke to those closest to them, including Angelina's late mother's former boyfriend Bill Day and Angelina's old confidant, rock singer Texas Terri.
The tantalizing tell-all offers a fascinating blow-by-blow of the genesis of the couple's romance."Brad told Angelina just weeks into filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith that his marriage to Jen was over in every way apart from on paper and had been for more than a year," says Paul, who spoke to an insider who detailed Brad and Angie's secret trysts, which began soon after. According to the book, Brad told Angelina that he and Jen were just good friends and were waiting for the right time to officially end their marriage.
Life & Style has also learned that the book reveals Brad and Angelina's plan to have 13 children. "Some will be adopted, some will be biological," Paul tells the mag. And when they'll have those kids may be up to Brad -- because he's the one calling the shots these days. "The power base in the relationship has changed," Paul reveals. "Angelina wore the pants first, but now Brad's the one wearing them."]
Angelina Jolie and Mick Jagger? Lips! That's all I can think. I could totally see a dirty hookup between these two. Jolie is (or at least used to be) game for anything and Jagger has always been a dog. Yes, I'll happily drink this Life & Style Kool-Aid. It might not be very nutritious, but it's as entertaining as hell. I can't wait for the book - I think I'll book a trip to the beach around its release. That, or book a stool at my local dive bar. Might as well make sure my environs are as trashy as the material. And I mean that as a compliment.
Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend, Scott Disick, tries to portray himself as a loving, responsible dad who's just misunderstood. "I can't really pinpoint why people want to push me as the bad guy," he tells In Touch. "But that's a part of life -- people enjoy putting other people down."
Sadly, there seems to be a lot more basis than that for Scott's bad reputation. Long before he gained fame on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Scott was known as a hard partier, a serial cheater and, as one high school acquaintance puts it, "a tool." And as more and more information surfaces about Scott's shady past, Kourtney wonders how long she'll be able to put up with him. Jason Green, one of Scott's former classmates from Long Island, N.Y.'s Ross School, agrees that Scott was bad news in high school. "There were just as many rumors about him then as there are now," Jason tells In Touch. "Scott had a couple of nicknames in high school. One was Number One Scum, and the other was STD."
A lot of guys might be embarrassed to have the initials "STD," but Scott thought they enhanced his reputation as a ladies' man! According to Jason, Scott was so proud to have the same initials as "sexually transmitted disease" that "he wore dog tags with 'STD' printed on them." Classy!]
Yep, Scott's just about as classy as I assumed. The online text doesn't address Khloe or Kim's problems. Looks like I'll have to go out buy a copy. Oh, wait! I'm not supposed to. Details, from Ms. Kim Kardashian herself:
[OMG! Have you guys seen the front pages of In Touch and Star today!? I can't believe they would make up this crap! Where do they get this stuff? Divorced, dumped and duped... I appreciate the alliteration guys, but seriously!? My sisters and I have never been happier. I swear, the minute anything positive happens in our lives, the media tries to bring us down. I want you guys to know that these stories are completely fabricated. Buy Life and Style this week- that story about Khloe and lamar is true!
I want you guys to know these stories are completely fabricated. Kourtney is not haunted by Scott's past and Khloe and Lamar are not having problems, in fact he's flying to Miami to be with her and, to be honest, Reggie and I have never been happier. I am in no rush to get married nor do I need to get married to be happy in my relationship. Reggie and I are perfectly fine!
The press will do anything to sell copies... do NOT believe a word and do NOT buy Star or In Touch this week. Know that I will always keep you updated HERE on my site. I am so happy I have my blog... I never want you guys to rely on fabricated media stories and I'll always let you know the truth when stuff like this happens. I don't want you guys to be mislead by false stories, so know that you can always come here to my blog to get the truth. So Kourtney, Khloe and I urge u all to NOT buy these magazines this week... If u are curious here are the stories up here on my blog!]
Ah, methinks the Booty Highness protests a bit too much. I also think Kim is secretly pleased. I'm sure this scripted Kardashian mania has blown up larger than anything Ryan Seacrest (producer of Keeping Up With The Kardashians) or the family themselves could have anticipated. Meanwhile, I think I'll have to defy Kim's orders and purchase a copy of In Touch. I'm dying to know if they mention Reggie's cheating scandal. How can that homemade YouTube video of Reggie's mistress giving the public a tour of his home go unaddressed? Forget whether to ring or not to ring - this is where the real story "lies!"
Per Variety, the seven stranded castaways will indeed be transported to modern day in the revamped edition, and while no script, director or actors are on board, last year the show's creator (and theme song writer) Sherwood Schwartz floated Michael Cera's name to take over the titular little-buddy role. You'd think with a professor on board, they'd have thought this through a little more.]
Okay, the one stroke of "genius" is the obvious casting of Michael Cera. He fits the Gilligan mold perfectly. Michael hasn't impressed me of late - his shitty attitude towards the film version of Arrested Development and his insistence on playing the same-type character in every movie are among the top two reasons he annoys me. So, send him to the island - though preferably with Dawn Wells. I still want him to have fun!
Fox has been dating (and engaged to) former 90210 star Brian Austin Green on and off since 2004. She continues, "I can never have sex with someone that I don't love, ever. The idea makes me sick. I've never even come close to having a one-night stand."
The Armani underwear spokeswoman has been downplaying her sexuality. In her most recent interviews, she's expressed her desire to have children and lamented that she doesn't look "classy" in lingerie. Months earlier, she bragged about being "pretty sexy" in her horror movie, Jennifer's Body, and admitted she was "more comfortable" making out with women.
She explains, "My biggest regret is that I've assisted the media in making me into a cartoon character. I don't regret what has happened to me, but I regret the way I have dealt with it." Fox says she didn't strip down completely while filming a sex scene for the DC comics adaptation of Jonah Hex (out in June). "I had on underwear and silicone covers that you wear over your breasts," she says. "My body parts are all I have left now that are only mine -- the world owns everything else."]
"The world owns everything else" - because she gave the rest away in a fire sale for fame. Geez, is her take on this a little overly dramatic? I guess that's her natural actressin' coming out. It's interesting timing from Fox's camp. Why are they playing the "innocence" card now? Next up for Megan: the completely original charity work and adoption desires. She's wise to start now - it's gonna take a lot of work to gear up for that Oscar!
We can't say for sure that the photo Hailey Glassman posted is really Jon Gosselin's penis, but THG research has concluded that two things are certain:
1. She definitely posted a picture of someone's penis.
2. It is not large.
Gross. In addition to the message linking to the picture allegedly of Jon's (lack of) manhood, Hailey continued her tirade against her former lover with these gems:
* This man has Hurt,Cheated,Lied and stole from EVERYONE including HIS OWN FAMILY! He's single-handedly ruined+hurt so many women/lives
* This is Karma. FYI don't F*ck with fire if you don't want to get Burned, and don't mess with the bull if you don't want the horns
* Question to everyone-If you lent ur ex 200,000 due to him manipulating u and using his children to get it from u as ur soft spot
* Promising to pay it back. Would u walk away from it and let him get away with all your money? I DON"T THINK SO twitterworld!
You know what they say: when you lend your ex $200,000 and he uses his children for your soft spot, you must Tweet up a shot of his tiny, stubby penis. Whether that's really Jon's c*ck, only a few dozen mediocre girls can attest. But regardless, the douchebag has been sufficiently put in his place. Wow.]
My god - every time I (briefly) think Jon Gosselin's life can't get any trashier, it does. It seemed that Hailey was in love with Jon at one point. What was the draw? Obviously not his manhood and most likely not his "charming" personality. I guess the penis hits the web when the fifteen minutes are up...
[Photo Credit: Beware!]
She told us: "Well, the second two times I went into rehab, to be honest with you, I had to go because it was a court thing. It was an obligation. I had to do it to stay out of getting any jail time. And I took responsibility for that. And it was like a vacation.
"I love meeting new people and seeing what they've been experiencing. That's what I go through in different characters. And I met some great people. It was a nice time to shut everyone off for a while because there was so much noise. There were some things I had done... I had put myself in situations which I probably should have thought through. But it was a positive experience. When I was there it was like, there's a lot of people that I know who should really be here now, not for drugs or alcohol abuse - just to learn about life. The world is nuts."
And Lindsay says that despite her alcohol abuse in the past, she still occasionally has a celebratory drink, admitting: "It depends on the situation. I mean, yes..." But the 23-year-old says her drinking was never as bad as it was made out to be.
When we asked if she's careful around booze, she added: "Yeah. I mean, mind you, my drinking was never more than... I mean, here's the thing, I have friends who would get so wasted at college. I have never been one to get drunk and act like that, that's not who I am.
"When I was in school I didn't drink, or even try one, until I was probably 18. Literally, and I'm not lying about that. I'm just some sort of a target for some reason! I'm made out all the time to be the bad guy!"
Lindsay says time in rehab helped her to gain control of her life - and she's now penning a book about her experiences. She told us: "I write a lot and it's very therapeutic for me because then I can see what's happening on paper. I've started writing a book. It's going to take a while, all my life experiences. I started writing it a year ago. There's a lot to put down, you know?"]
Well, if Lindsay's good for one thing these days, it's a laugh. There's certainly no documentation of her drinking - it just happens so damn infrequently. Yeah. Well, at least she's in good stead if she decides to become a writer. She and Ernest Hemingway have much in common.
[Photo Credit: There's Lindsay - never drinking. Anyone else assuming that she's getting paid for these exclusive interviews? A nice way to supplement that non-income.]
John has been flirting with Ke$ha over his life-line, Twitter, as of late. Over the weekend, he asked his fans to stop denying their own love for her and own up to the fact that they like her music. He then sent out a personal message to Ke$ha with some lackluster humor attached. He wrote:
"Dear Ke$ha, you have won me over with your tricks and charms and I must tell you I really like your song. Though I must add I tried brushing with a bottle of Jack and I chipped a tooth on the glass. Where might I remit an invoice?"
Wow, John. You're are so clever. Next time you try that, though, how about you chew on the glass for a bit after you've finished brushing your teeth?
Of course, Ke$ha just had to respond to him. And by respond, we mean she posted a lyric to one of her new songs because her brain can't handle more than one mental thought at a time and right now, she is promoting that song all over the place. She wrote:
"Dear John Mayer. Don't be a little bitch wit ur chit chat. Jus $how me where ur dick's at . x"
No need, bb! If you want to know, just pick up last month's issue of Rolling Stone. You'll learn all about where his peen has been - and where it hasn't!]
Ugh. It sounds like there might be a "collaboration" in the future. I'd ask how any self-respecting woman would date John, but Ke$ha thinks the world is ending in 2012 so she probably feels she doesn't have much to worry about. What's a gnarly fling compared to the Apocalypse? Although, the two are comparable when you factor in Mayer...
[Photo Credit: We all know what John looks like. I'd rather see Ke$ha.]
The clip, directed by Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett, has a post-apocalyptic feel, as Gorillaz characters Murdoc Niccals, Cyborg Noodles, and 2D end up in a high speed car chase through the desert -- as badass bounty hunter Bruce Willis tries to take them down!
The track features guest lyrics from rapper Mos Def and R&B singer Bobby Womack, who each lend a soulful touch to the song's hip-hop beats and understated disco synths. You can listen to Plastic Beach in its entirety courtesy of NPR.]
Hey, as long as they didn't put Rumer Willis in it, I'm not complaining!
A source said, "She's put the divorce on hold, but she's not caving in and doing everything he wants. It looks like they will stay married - but I don't know what kind of marriage it's going to be."
At least he's being patient. The snitch added, "Tiger is trying to win her back. He's being as patient as he can because he knows he caused all this. But he's not a patient guy by nature." He's got a lot of money, but that doesn't mean that he can buy her forgiveness.]
As soon as he gets her where he wants her, he'll be right back to his old ways. Frankly, I'm tired of thinking about it. I don't know why Elin isn't.
Could it be possible that this season, the nice guy from Behind the Music will actually find the blushing rose to his rugged thorn? Or can we look forward to Rock of Love 4: Rock Bottom, in which the producers scour the country for the few remaining ''feature dancers'' who haven't already appeared on the show? I, for one, am rooting for Bret despite his transgressions. There's something endearing about the way he kindly deems all the girls ''superhot,'' even the ones with stretch marks and weird eyebrows. And once, Bret generously, begrudgingly kissed a contestant who had just vomited. He's a giver. A guy like that deserves to find his rock of love.]
Here's a portion of another amazing opinion piece, via my whip-smart pal, Daphne Young. Details:
[My unhealthy relationship with Bret Michaels and his Rock of Love tour de force mirrors any impure pursuit: obsessive love, drug addiction, a nibbling on the ear which progresses into full-blown cannibalism.
When I first reported on the reality show, it was with the confident voice of one who had not yet fallen. I mocked the tacky clothes, vile rituals of Hessian courtship, and the carp-lipped cad at the center of VH1's top rated program. So how was it that I found myself at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay, Wisconsin, shoulder-to-sweaty-shoulder with hundreds of pulsating fans throwing up the three-fingered international sign for Satanism as Michaels warbled through a hoarse-voiced rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama?"]
Click here to read her brilliant Rock of Love trilogy. My point? Intelligent woman love Bret - his charm exceeds reason. Don't get me wrong, Michaels doesn't always make it easy. Take his dalliances with the Cyrus clan, for instance. His rumored affair with Tish Cyrus? Hell, yes! His actual duet with Miley Cyrus? Hell, no! Details, via Us Magazine:
[Miley Cyrus' musical followup to "Party in the USA?" Singing backup for Bret Michaels -- who commands her to "slowly get undressed" --in an eyebrow-raising love song.
In the just-released rock-country ballad "Nothing to Lose," Cyrus, 17, croons along with the former Poison frontman, 46. Michaels provides lead vocals on the song, which describes an anguished romance. "We both know better than this," he trills, "still we can't resist...Slowly get undressed."
The chorus describes two lovers tussling in the "darkness": "Won't you fall down on me/So close I can feel you breathe/Tonight in the darkness with nothing to lose/If the truth is all we can see/If I fall for you, could you fall for me?"
Cyrus' next gig is a starring role in the movie The Last Song, out next month, co-starring her real-life love Liam Hemsworth, 19.]
Click here to listen to the "scandalous song." Click here to read why Bret refuses to apologize for his duet. Never complain, never explain - that's my man! It's the same theory I've adopted regarding my love of Michaels as well.
[Image Credit: From the mind of the fabulously talented Miss Daphne Young. I'd like to note that though I wish Bret true love with a smokin' hot chick, I'm still desperately (appropriate word) hoping for a Rock of Love 4. Like waiting for those last five pounds to drop, I have to acknowledge that it just might never happen. One can live to dream though! Hope you've enjoying my Bret rant. Hot Sausage Links will return tomorrow. xo]
Wilkinson, 24, and her husband, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Hank Baskett, welcomed the boy last Dec. 11. (At the time, Hefner, 83, Wilkinson's ex, called the baby's arrival "a wonderful Christmas present.")
She recently Twittered that she can't believe how fast her son is growing. She just put him "in a 6-9 [month] outfit [and] it fit," she wrote. Despite her hectic mommy schedule, Wilkinson said she and her husband still find time for loving.
"When the baby sleeps, we have sex!" she recently told E! News. "That's what it is for us. That's why it's so cool to be young parents because we have the energy to do that."]
No wonder there's already a rumor going 'round that Wilkinson is already pregnant with baby number two! That's the Kendra we know and love - a little bit cute and a lot of TMI. Don't ever change.
[Photo Credit: Updated picture! I know if I waited long enough, a TwitPic would show up.]
Last week, she spent more than four hours there. A source told Page Six, "This is exactly what happened just before she got pregnant with Suri. Tom has made no secret of the fact that he would like another baby. It is almost as if she is being prepared for it." Scientologists believe the "health and the sanity of the child begin long before birth," according to a church-run Web site, which campaigns for silent birth. A rep for Holmes didn't return e-mails.]
Yep, the crop circles tell us it's time for another Cruise-Holmes creation. More from Yeeeah! because it's freakin' funny:
[It's that special time in Katie Holmes' life, the time when your husband decides you are to play host to the eggs fertilized in a petri dish so he didn't actually have to touch your icky no-no place with his wiener. Fortunately, Katie 2.0 came with the drivers and fetus-gestating software already installed, so routine maintenance at the Scientology Center should assure this pregnancy gets off without a hitch. Who needs "romance" when you can have binary code?]
I, for one, am thrilled - for the ensuing dirt. The good news is that Cruise won't have to worry about fluctuating Katie's belly this time around. The bad news is that we might be in danger of more couch jumping...
[Photo Credit: It's coming...]
A source said: "Jude was very on edge about the meeting. The pregnancy wasn't planned but he wants to do the right thing. It's not like he can hide - as soon as Sophia can use the internet she can find out who her dad is."
Jude, who has rekindled his romance with Factory Girl star Sienna Miller, looked stressed arriving in Miami on Wednesday. Asked if he was set to meet Sophia for the first time, he replied: "It's nothing to do with you."
Samantha, 25, her mum Lea and Sophia are staying at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental - a few hundred yards from the star's hotel. On Saturday, Jude and Samantha - with two men thought to be her lawyers - were seen entering a local office block where their agreement is believed to have been sealed.
Samantha fell pregnant while Jude was filming Sherlock Holmes in New York over Christmas 2008. In an interview last October she said he had yet to meet Sophia or send his well-wishes, but thought he'd "fall in love with her" once he saw her.]
Was the baby-making a windfall for Samantha? She seems like the type who's more than happy to chat with the press, so we'll more than likely find out soon. It's difficult to feel bad for Sam or Jude, but there is an innocent child in the middle of this mess. Hopefully the agreement benefits her and not the irresponsible adults.
Here's a glimpse into the modern version of the famed film that provided Johnny Depp with a breakout role - Nightmare on Elm Street. The 2010 version features Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz (I think I'm contractually obligated to pair those words together), along with Katie Cassidy. Katie is a favorite of mine - she definitely helped steal the show on Harper's Island (watch it!) and has since continued to gravitate towards the role of Scream Queen. The possible downsides include producer Michael Bay and a faux Freddie. How can it be Freddie without Robert Englund behind the mask? The film already looks like it's been fed a steady diet of steroids and explosions, given that it's Bay behind the scenes. Will I see it? Of course! Will it live up to the original? Looks like we're gonna have to wait and see... Was that last sentence a cop out? Sure - but at least I'm in league with Kevin Smith.