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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Today Around the Blogosphere...

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave Tyra Banks her own holiday. BAAA ARF! [The Superficial]

Sopranos actress Edie Falco, 44, adopted a baby girl from Florida in February. [People]

Image via The Superficial.

"People's" Most Beautiful People Issue is Coming

I'm still kind of mad at People for its issue on "100 Useless Celebrity Fitness Quotes." It was disguised as "Hollywood's Hottest Bodies: 100 Tips From the Stars." Mariah Carey was on the cover. It looked like this.

I had just gotten all gung ho about going to the gym (yeah that didn't last) when it came out, so I was sort of elated when I saw it peering at me in the checkout line. (There was no pre-purchase flip-through. The line was moving fast.)

Imagine my disappointment when I got home and read the second "tip." It came by the way of Hayden Panettiere. "'I've always played a lot of sports...volleyball," she said. "I was a gymnast for nine years." Yep. That's it. Forget that that's not even a tip. How is that helpful? What am I supposed to do, turn back the hands of time and take-up the balance beam?!?

But I digress. People's "100 Most Beautiful People" special double issue hits newsstands on Friday. I preferred when it kept it at the "50 Most Beautiful," but it's still an annual (for lack of a better word) event I look forward to.

Kate Hudson made the cover this year--meh.

In the mag she talks about how she's sleep deprived from keeping up with her 4-year-old son. She admits she used to be "a tomboy." And she says that her best time for looking good comes "at the end of the night, when everything's soaked in and I'm still up."

I'm not providing a sneak peak at who else made the list because I don't want to ruin it for you...or for me. But if you can't wait, check out People's Web site.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Paula Abdul: Don't Make it So Easy

Paula judging Jason Castro

Paula judging David Archuleta. It's about 1:50 into the clip.

It was Neil Diamond night on American Idol. Each of the five remaining contestants performed two of his songs.

And, wannabe apothecary, Paula Abdul was in loopy form.

First she told Jason Castro that she loved hearing his lower register during his first performance because she rarely gets to hear it. Then she proceeded to tell him that his second song "was lacking in charm" and left her a "little empty"(no Paula that was the prescription drug cocktail you gobbled down before taping*)

She continued:

"The two songs make me feel like you're not fighting hard enough to, to get into the top four."

It was one of her more coherent judging moments this season. The problem was, Castro had only performed, count em', ONE song. Yeah the chuckles from the audience were audible.

Seriously. That's gotta be embarrassing.

Abdul looked confused when Randy Jackson chimed in that was "just for the first song." To which Abdul responded, "Oh my god! I thought you sang twice!" That Castro's a memorable one. Then she backpedalled and said that she accidentally read her comments for David Cook. But the damage had already been done. And consequently it makes me ask: "is the judging rigged or something?"

I know reading your own notes can sometimes be a chore. But dayum!

It still gets better though. The highlight of the show--for me-- occurred, during judging, after David Archuleta performed his second song, "America."

That's when Abdul said, "This was the absolute perfect song for you to sing. David your voice is so on point. I just want to see that joy and that spirit and the prodigy and that little savant that used to..." [Now this where transcribing her monologue gets tricky. She either slurs after that, or says 'sail.' That little savant that used to sail? ]

So you're saying he's like a maritime Rain Man? Niiice. Being able to accurately count a large number toothpicks with your eyes is, however, a useful talent.

*FYI: I have no proof that Abdul "gobbled down a prescription drug cocktail before taping." And truthfully, I love Paula. She's funny!

Shameless Thievery

Yeah I stole this clip from dlisted. But 7- year-old Latarian Milton stole his grandma's SUV. He went for a joyride, hitting two mailboxes, two parked cars and two moving cars along the way. It came to an end when he sideswiped a Realtor's sign and crashed into a curb.

So why'd he do it?

"Because it's fun to do bad things," he said. "It's fun to do bad things like drive into a car."

He added, "I wanted to do hood rat stuff with my friend."

It's hard to argue with that. That does sound fun.

B-a-d A-s-s!

Little Latarian is unfortunately facing charges for grand theft; although he's not likely to do time in juvie. He is only seven after all. More likely, he'll suffer a beating at the hands of his grandma. And I would totally look the other way if she did. Did you see her Dodge Durango?!?!?

Big ups to dlisted once again.

Girls of "The Hills" on the Cover of "Rolling Stone "

The girls of The Hills are on the cover of the current issue of Rolling Stone. I tried to read the article, but couldn't. It's that stupid. (No, I don't blame the writer.) I did, however, ascertain one thing from the trite feature. That cover isn't Photoshopped...well not for the obvious reason, i.e. the frenemies, or whatever they are, were in the same room for the shoot.

Oh yeah and then there's this Spencer quote: "People love feuds," he says. "Who were Paris and Nicole before they weren't friends? That's when they became superstars. If Lauren and Heidi were friends, people wouldn't tune in."


The wheels are in motion with that one. He's a real thinker I tell ya.

I think they look cute and everything, but I kinda can't believe this shiz.

Update: Apparently this shot was a candidate for the cover. The one they went with was definitely a better choice.
Images via Rolling Stone.

One of These Things is Not Like the Others

[Click to Enlarge]One of these things just doesn't belong. Cough. Cough. Rumer Willis.

Don't feel bad. That whole nepotism thing is working out for you.

Pictured in the new Ocean Pacific (Op) campaign, starting left: Rumer Willis, Corbin Bleu, Josie Moran, Wilmer Valderrama, Kristin Cavallari, Pete Wentz and Christina Milian.

Is Corbin Bleu playing pocket pool?!

Images via Hollywood Tuna.
In case you missed the Sesame Street reference--I know Flocke did--here's the classic Cookie Monster clip I was referring to.

Lindsay Lohan is Gross!

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[Giving her best bedroom eyes]

Ewww. Please tell me this is Lindsay Lohan taking on the role of Alice (from Wonderland) in the midst of a bender.

No it's not?!?! It's just her showing her, uh, face at the LG Electronics launch of the Scarlet HD TV series yesterday in West Hollywood.

Well it looks like she fell down the rabbit hole and landed face down in some whiskey followed by a quick roll around in a puddle of tanner. You know you're abusing fake tanner when your grubby hands leave behind evidence in your sagging cleavage, which also happens to be artificially enhanced. But in a different way.

Exhibit A:
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I know you're probably afraid to be honest, considering the headline and that crazy person rant you just read. But do you guys and girls find Lohan attractive?

Images via Hollywood Tuna.

Ashlee Simpson's Wet Seal Clothing Line

Here are some of the looks from Ashlee Simpson's Wet Seal clothing line, which hit stores April 22, coinciding with the release of her third album Bittersweet World.

It's pretty much what I expected--I think. To be honest, I was moderately flummoxed and a lot appalled after the launch of Heidi Montag's Heidiwood, sold in Anchor Blue stores. I don't have words to describe its shiteousness (New York Magazine does). So after that disaster, I was kind of worried for Simpson (not really).

And with semi-good reason. But while her line isn't fashion foward or chic (did you really expect it to be? At Wet Seal!?), I will say it's a whole lot less trampy than Montag's. And it is wearable among the younger set. Actually I don't know that. Younger set, I'm talking nine-to-12-year-olds, you tell me.

Her t-shirts--with her likeness silkscreened and plastered across the front--range from $15.50-to-$19.50. And you can buy a complete look for about a hundred bucks--tacky plastic pumps and flimsy accessories included.

See her entire collection at the Wet Seal Web site.
Images via Wet Seal.

The Ugliest Picture of Heather Locklear...Ever

The folks over at dlisted are calling this the "The Ugliest Picture Ever Taken of Heather Locklear." And I'm thinking I agree.

I wouldn't go as far as saying she looks like Jocelyn"Cat Lady" Wildenstein. But it's bad. Really, really bad.

Apparently the pics were taken while she was filming a movie on location in Hawaii.

So wrong.

In my mind, Locklear, the quintessential California beauty, should always look like this.

I like to hang on to my illusions, thank you very much.

Images via dlisted and Celebrity Smack Blog.

Monday, April 28, 2008

And I Thought Her Eyebrows in "Frida" Were Bad

Pictured: Salma Hayek sporting a beard for her role in Cirque du Freak, which is currently filming in New Orleans.

The IMDb plot outline: "A young boy named Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire."

Sounds like my kind of movie.

Also according to IMDb, Hayek is playing Madame Truska, a circus freak "who can grow a beard all the way down to her feet, then suck it up again through her face as if she has no facial hair at all."


Her Frida uni has nothing on that beard.
Images via dlisted and

The Shins Will Perform on "Yo Gabba Gabba!"

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The Shins will perform an original song for the Nick Jr. show Yo Gabba Gabba!, airing Friday May 23 at 11 a.m.

According to The Earth Times, "In the episode, titled 'Imagine,' The Shins perform 'It's OK, Try Again,' and the Gabba gang discovers how to use their imaginations, cheer up a friend and learn about the different muscles in the body."

That's bound to be educational; not to mention stoney.

It has to be, considering one of the show's creators, Christian Jacobs, goes by the alias "MC Bat Commander."

Here's the show's Wiki overview: "Yo Gabba Gabba! is hosted by a character named DJ Lance Rock, and five toy monsters: Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex, and Toodee. It features The MC Bat Commander and Ricky Fitness, two members of The Aquabats, and Adam Deibert (formerly of the Aquabats) as the voice of Muno the Cyclops.

The absurd style of humor used in the show is intended, like The Aquabats, to appeal to adults through its manic, frenzied approach to wholesome messages, while at the same time carrying all the content of the average Nick Jr. program for the whole family."

I don't know what it does for you, but that description makes me want to tune in.

And if you haven't already, check out the Yo Gabba Gabba! Web site. It's trippy, yet it's something kids would probably find fun.

Info. courtesy The Earth Times.
Image via Oh No They Didn't.

Perez Hilton Stole From Me!!!

Wow! At least I give people credit when I steal from them. Perez Hilton stole my Amy Winehouse and Sam "The World's Ugliest Dog" comparison. And he didn't give me attribution. Big surprise! I'm not sourcing him anymore.

Here's what I posted on April 19, 2008.

"Look-a-Likes of the Day"

"Damn it I wish she'd stuck with the missing tooth look!

Pictured: Amy Winehouse seen leaving a club Saturday night in London. And Sam, the purebred Chinese Crested Hairless, who held the title of "World's Ugliest Dog" for three consecutive years; until his demise in November 2005."

And here's what he posted today:

"Separated at Birth"

"Left: Amy Winehouse. Right: Sam, the world's ugliest dog. R.I.P."

I'm not providing a link to his site.

Obviously I have no basis for a lawsuit (I wish you could sue people for being douchey), but someone should sue him. Oh...wait. Good luck with that!

Do you think he coincidentally came up with this on his own?

Today Around the Blogosphere....

Adults are in a huff over semi-nude Annie Leibovitz photos of Miley Cyrus, 15, which were used in a Vanity Fair spread. What? Girl likes to be topless. [NYTimes] Do you think the pics are too racy?

Frankly I don't understand the hype. She's annoying. And no one ever mentions how her eyes are too close together. I'm just sayin'. No, it's not usually noticeable. But I've seen a bizarre-looking photo or 12.

Case in point:
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In Sadder news, Cheri Oteri's father was stabbed and murdered on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. [People]

Kathy Griffin and billionaire Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak have split. He sent her an email; and might actually already be married to some one else. [dlisted]

Just in time for sweeps. Britney Spears is reprising her role as Abby, the sex crazed receptionist, on How I Met Your Mother. I'm not watching it; but thought I'd mention it. [dlisted]

Keeley Hazell is topless. Man those things are big. [Hollywood Tuna]

Image via Vanity Fair.

Ashley Alexandra Dupré Sues Joe Francis

Ashley Alexandra Dupré, the call-girl from the Spitzer Scandal, has leveled a $10 million lawsuit against Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis.

In the lawsuit filed on Monday, Dupré claims Francis "exploited her name and image for profit."

Dupré further alleges that "Girls Gone Wild representatives approached her while she was vacationing in Florida in 2003, offered her alcohol and cajoled--ha ha-- her into exposing her breasts for their cameras when she was just 17 (and not of proper legal age to sign a release form allowing her to be filmed)."

"Since then, the suit claims, Girls Gone Wild has illegally exploited Dupré's name, picture, voice and likeness in a number of deceptive ad campaigns and on Web sites. "

Dupré, who turns 23 this week, hasn't made a public appearance since that whole downplayed debacle. And I ask you, 'Why the Hell Not?' I want to see her...sort of.

Info. via People.

Amy Poehler is Pregnant!

Oh the inundation!

I didn't even know Amy Poehler, 36, was married until last week. Her and Gob Bluth (Will Arnett, 37) have been married since 2003.

Now People is reporting the couple is expecting their first child. Their rep confirmed the baby is due in late fall.

This is all almost too much for me to wrap my head around, especially since Poehler is playing Tina Fey's surrogate in Baby Mama, the number one movie in the country.

But there you have it.

Pictured: Arnett, looking like the color of cancer. And Poehler, at the Baby Mama premiere last week.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Metallica May Eventually Embrace the Interweb, and Their Fans Who Use It

Ewww! I just read on Perez that Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich hinted at possibly releasing a theoretical future album in a fashion similar to what Radiohead did with In Rainbows. Customers chose the amount they wanted to pay for the album. And they had the option of not paying anything at all.

Ulrich recently told Rolling Stone that he had observed the behavior of both Radiohead and NIN, and said Metallica may be influenced by them in the future.

"The band's traditional record deal with Warner expires when they release their next studio album."

"We're looking at how we can embrace everything," Ulrich said. "We want to be as free players as possible. We've been observing Radiohead and Trent Reznor [of Nine Inch Nails ] and in 27 years or however long it takes for the next record, we'll be looking forward to everything in terms of possibilities with the internet."

Keep in mind these are the same guys who used to be (and possibly still are) staunchly opposed to free peer-to-peer downloading. They went as far as suing Napster in 2000. Their actions resulted in hundreds of thousands of Napster users being banned from the site . And their original lawsuit also included three colleges.

Ewww indeed!

To his credit Ulrich also told Rolling Stone, in regard to the Napster situation, "We've always been fiercely independent and controlling; sometimes to a fault. "

Info. via Rolling Stone and NME.
Image via Rolling Stone.

Romijn is Unhappy with New "Ugly Betty" Writers

Rebecca Romijn, who plays, hot tranny, Alexis Meade on Ugly Betty, may be leaving as a regular cast member because she is unhappy about what the new post-strike scribes have done to her character.

"They made a tremendous amount of changes, especially with the writing staff (during the writer's strike)," Romijn told Pop Wrap.

"And while I know I'll be coming back next season, with all the changes, I'm not sure they can take care of my character the way they have been. So I'll be leaving, back in a recurring capacity, but time for me to leave and find something else."

Noooo! I'd finally gotten used to her; and like her now. Stick it out Romijn!

Image via Yahoo.

Amy Winehouse Arrested!

As I mentioned yesterday, Amy Winehouse allegedly attacked two people earlier this week!

Well now she's been arrested--as of early this morning-- on suspicion of assault. She supposedly punched one guy. And headbutted another, who was trying to help her hail a cab.

The P says Wino, who is being held at Holborn Police Station in London, should be out by Saturday. Apparently you can attack people and spend about just one day in jail. Quick some one go tell Wesley Snipes.

The crazed singer voluntarily surrendered to police for questioning before she was detained.

Info. courtesy Sky News.
Image of Winehouse as she arrives at the police station in London (04/25/2008) via [AP]

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Two Things I Didn't Know, But You Probably Did

I made two "discoveries" while I was browsing around for blog content.

1.) Victoria's Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio, 26, is pregnant. And I guess it's old news. She's been expecting since early this year. Her baby daddy is some un-famous, extremely lucky, guy, Jamie Mazur, who must be rich or something. [US]

Did you guys know about that?!

2.) Then I found out that Amy Poehler, 36, and Arrested Development's Will Arnett, 37, (Gob) are married! Yeah, they've been married since 2003. Funnily enough the two played (on Arrested Development) a married couple who eloped, but never consummated their marriage.

Who knew? You probably did.

Pictured: Poehler and Arnett at the Baby Mama premiere on Wednesday. BTW Arnett, nice tan !

Images via Just Jared and Oh No They Didn't.

Tom Cruise Set to Return to Oprah

Just what the world needs...

Rumor has it, Tom Cruise will film his return to The Oprah Winfrey Show next Friday, from his home in Colorado. The episode is expected to air Monday, May 5--strategically timed for sweeps. It will be Cruise's first guest appearance since he went all ape-shit and proclaimed his love for Katie Holmes in June 2005. You might have heard about it.

Let the couch jumping commence.

Info. via Just Jared.

Update: The first Oprah episode featuring Tom Cruise will air Friday May 2. He'll be coming at her from his Colorado crib. Cruise is doing yet another episode on May 5 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Risky Business. I've read, during the first episode, Oprah will grill Cruise on Scientology, Katie Holmes and the like.

Hopefully that info. is accurate. I'm pretty sure it is.

Update: All right it's accurate now.

Wesley Snipes Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Actor Wesley Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison--the maximum penalty prosecutors were seeking--for tax evasion on Thursday.

According to TMZ, "Snipes was convicted in February on three misdemeanor charges for not filing his taxes."

He was sentenced to three years for misdemeanors!! That seems sorta excessive.

"Nathan J. Hochman, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department's Tax Division, said, 'Snipes's long prison sentence should send a loud and crystal clear message to all tax defiers that if they engage in similar tax defier conduct, they face joining him ... as inmates in prison.'"

The government claimed Snipes owed $2.7 mil -- but Snipes's attorneys argued it was just $228,000.*

"Despite the discrepancy, Snipes offered the government three checks totaling $5 million--prior to sentencing--in unpaid taxes over several years. The government first denied, then later accepted his offer. [SFGate] Prosecutors called it "grandstanding" to avoid jail time, and a mere down payment on the actor's still-undetermined multimillion dollar tax bill."

Denzel Washington,Woody Harrelson
and Judge Joe Brown served as three of Snipes's character witnesses, writing leniency letters in his defense.

Snipes will remain free until he is notified to surrender to authorities.

He has no previous criminal record.

Obviously he is going to appeal.

Man, the federal government doesn't kid around.

Image via Reuters/ Scott Audette.
Info. courtesy TMZ and [AP]. Read either for further 4-1-1. The [AP] article is more informative just so you know.

Do you think the system is making an example of Snipes because he's famous? Do you think there's a racial component to the ruling? Or, do think he received a fair sentence?

*TMZ is the only source I found saying Snipes's lawyers contend he owes only $228,000, so I don't know accurate that figure is.

And NYT is saying Snipes might have to pay as much as $17 million in back taxes.

Ashlee Simpson on Ellen Show

Check out Ashlee Simpson's appearance on today's Ellen Show.

[If you're having trouble with this player, you can watch the clip here].

If I'm being honest, I kind of like Simpson. But I wish I didn't. It's a like/ hate thing. I like that the fact that she's cute, confident and quirky. But I hate the fact that she used plastic surgery as a means to achieve those qualities--at least the confident and cute part. And I hate, even more, how she won't talk about it!

I hate it so much, that I refuse to support any of her projects.

And I think other people are feeling the same way. Bittersweet World--her new album, which dropped Tuesday--is admittedly better than her sophomore record I Am Me. But Bittersweet World is projected to sell only 50,000 to 55,000 copies this, opening, week.

I Am Me, opened to 220,000 its first week back in 2005.

And her debut, Autobiography, sold 398,000 copies in its first week.

Simpson has never sounded or looked better! But her phony attitude sucks. And if she doesn't want to respond to pregnancy rumors, just say so. Why equivocate? That's more annoying.

Record sales info. via the P.

Today Around the Blogosphere...



Naomi Campbell is going to guest star on this season's last episode of Ugly Betty. Nooooo! Actress Becki Newton said, " I’ve personally requested that I don’t stand next to her because Amanda [Becki's character] would not like to be seen with such a tall, pretty person.” That, and I'm sure she didn't want to get nailed by all the objects--BlackBerrys, stilettos, land-phones, luggage, cellphones and fists--that are sure to be flying through the air in the proximity of Campbell. [P. Hilton]

Note: That bloody woman was not an actual Campbell victim.

Speaking of batshit-crazy people with violent tendencies, Amy Winehouse freaking attacked two people earlier this week! She allegedly punched a male musician in the face. And allegedly headbutted a good Samaritan who helped her hail a cab. [P] I told you those shots would lead to acts of barbarianism...again. Kids, just say 'NO!'

FHM readers designated Megan Fox the "Sexiest Woman in the World." Number two was Jessica Biel. Huh?! Eww! [FHM]

Top 10:

1. Megan Fox
2. Jessica Biel (yuck)
3. Jessica "Second Trimester" Alba
4. Elisha Cuthbert
5. Scarlett Johansson
Emmanuelle Chriqui
7. Hilary Duff
8. Tricia "I Don't Know Who That Is" Helfer
9. Blake Lively
10. Kate Beckinsale (another one I didn't expect)

No Rihanna? Oh, she's number 14.

Also, when Cameron Diaz is ranked higher than Keira Knightly, Halle Berry and Heidi Klum, you know something's jacked

Jamie Lynn Spears, 17, who is 7-months-pregnant, reportedly vomited when her mom showed her a video of a real natural childbirth. Now she's scared. And can you blame her? That whole childbearing deal is gross and weird. I don't plan on popping anything out until I'm at least 32.[IDLYITW]

I don't know who Billie Piper is. But she's topless, reportedly pregnant and on a lounge chair. [Drunken Stepfather]

There are unflattering pics of Kelly Clarkson-- in a bikini and eating a hot dog-- making the rounds. I guess Clarkson also likes to spend a lot time in the buff. [IDLYITW] I'll kill the person who ever takes a picture of me eating a wiener!

Carmen Electra is engaged again. This time it's to Korn Guitarist Rob Patterson. Third time's the charm right? [Just Jared]

Dita Von Teese's Mom Looks Normal, Kinda a Milf

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I'm not sure what I expected Dita Von Teese's mom to look like. Teese is eccentric. And I've read that her life had a humble beginning. So I guess I pictured her mom as haggard TPT. You know a weird, chain-smoking, cat lady who is into numerology, astrology, tarot cards and the color of your aura.

But the woman who gave birth to the "queen of burlesque," looks (drum roll please) normal. And she's kind of a Jocasta--an alternate term for the hackneyed 'Milf.'

Pictured is the two out and about in NYC on Wednesday.

Images via Just Jared.

Kristen Bell's Dress: Love it or Leave it?

[Click to Enlarge]Pictured: Kristen Bell at the premiere of Baby Mama at Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC on Wednesday.

I have mixed feelings about this Luella emerald ensemble. It's a nice color and I like the ombre. But the bottom part looks like a vat designed for leprechauns to stomp grapes. That's never a good thing. It also lends the 'I-just-jumped-out-of-a-cupcake' effect.


Regardless of her dress, I like Bell. She's cute, funny and actually seems smart and nice.

The new Tina Fey/Amy Poehler flick Baby Baby is coming to a theater near you Friday, April 25. My birfday.

Image via Just Jared.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Today Around the Blogosphere...

Tea Leoni, aka David Duchovny's wife, has big ol' boobs. Who knew? Silicone or real? [IDLYITW]

Disney Star Orlando Brown is M.I.A.

Orlando Brown, 20, of Disney's hit show That's so Raven, has been missing since early yesterday (Tuesday).

According to P. Hilton, "Brown left the Studio City home of his manager, Ricky Romance , at around 10:20am to make a quick stop at 7-Eleven, and has not been seen since. The store is just a quick walking distance from the house. Brown was set to have a full day of appointments and meetings yesterday and did not show up to any."

His publicist adds that his friends and family members are very concerned as he's not one to be out of touch for too long.

Let's hope Brown's okay.

Update: He has been located. He apologized for not letting his publicist know his whereabouts; and said "
I felt a little lost and needed to get away."

WTF?! I was moderately alarmed. Not cool.

Brown also said he was upset at "how we as entertainers are so disrespected at times" after an incident at a nightclub where he had expected to open for the headlining act.

"I felt that that was my chance to prove that I was talented and I was really excited," Brown said. "When I was told that I couldn't perform... that really hurt. ... It got a bit overwhelming and I needed to be alone."

Grizzly Bear From "Semi-Pro" Mauls, Kills Trainer

The grizzly bear who wrestled Will Ferrell's character in the recent film Semi-Pro seemed to obediently follow cues - which made his killing of his trainer with a bite to the neck all the more stunning.[AP]

Three experienced handlers were working with the grizzly Tuesday at Predators in Action wild animal training center when the bear attacked Stephan Miller, 39, said San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Beavers.

Stephan Miller is the cousin of training center owner Randy Miller, she said.

Pepper spray was used to subdue and contain the bear, and there were no other injuries, Beavers said.

Sheriff's Sgt. Dave Phelps said the bear was a 5-year-old male named Rocky. The Predators in Action Web site said Rocky is 7 1/2 feet tall and weighs 700 pounds.

The Web site also identified Rocky as the animal who appeared with Ferrell's character in the scene from Semi-Pro. Randy Miller doubled for Ferrell in the bear wrestling match, according to the site.

There was no word whether the bear would be euthanized because of the attack. Morse said the attack occurred outside the agency's jurisdiction.

For more info. read this [AP] article.

That's totally not cool if they kill Rocky!

"In a February interview, Randy Miller called Rocky 'the best working bear in the business,' The Sun of San Bernardino reported Wednesday. But the paper quoted him as adding: 'If one of these animals gets a hold of your throat, you're finished.'"

Megan Fox on Cover of "Paw Print"

I'll get it out of the way at the outset. Note the obvious pun.

Tansformers star Megan Fox is featured in the latest issue of Paw Print the "Coolest Little Pet Magazine." I checked its Web site. And it is a cool little publication.

But I originally decided to do this posting because the mag showcases Fox's Über cute pet pig, Piggy Smalls. (FYI: he has score of other, uh, pet names).
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Fox is currently filming Jennifer's Body, written by Juno scribe Diablo Cody. The IMdb plot outline: "A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?"

Oooh I don't know. Can she?

Fox is hot. And Cody is quirky. It could be good.

FYI: I've been reading around and other blogs are saying this fox is her pet. He is not. She was photographed with him [Tanner] solely for the shoot.

Images via I also saw them on Hollywood Tuna.

P.S. This issue is supposed to be "out in a week." But the Fox article, including pictures, is available, in its entirety, on Still check out Paw Print!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Chris Farley Biography is Going to be Sad

I don't want to put a damper on your day or anything. But the latest Tanner Colby bio, The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts, sounds as if it's going to be gloomy.

[I should have found a more appropriate photo.]

I'm already bummed. And I've only read little snippets of some of its projected content.

For instance, here's a different take on Farley's Chippendales shtick, provided by his fellow SNL alum Chris Rock. (I thought it was hilarious before. Now I'll probably never view it the same way again; even though I already knew he was going through dark times during filming.)

Rock says:

"'Chippendales' was a weird sketch. I always hated it. The joke of it is, basically, 'We can't hire you because you're fat.' There's no comic twist to it. It's just [bleep]ing mean. A more mentally together Chris Farley wouldn't have done it, but Chris wanted so much to be liked. As funny as that sketch was ... it's one of the things that killed him."

Almost as heavy, is this Norm Macdonald quote:

"Sometimes you'd see [Farley] with prostitutes. That was mostly at the very end, like when he hosted SNL. The amazing thing was how well he treated them. He'd take them to dinner and treat them so sweetly. He'd introduce them to you as his girlfriend."
And then there's just the weird stuff, I felt better not knowing. Like some of Farley's OCD-ish tendencies. I guess he would lick his wallet and its contents; and had to lick his shoelaces before he tied them.

You haven't read the worst of it

I'm intrigued, but mostly depressed.

The info. and photo for this entry courtesy NY Daily News.

According to Defamer, excerpts from the book, which was co-written by Farley's brother, Tom Farley Jr., will run in the May issue of Playboy. According to Wiki The Chris Farley Show will be published May 6, 2008.

New Fergie Leak From "Sex & the City" Soundtrack

Choatic05 over at my favorite LiveJournal blog says this leaked Fergie song, "Labels & Love," is from the Sex and the City soundtrack. It's catchy and it has the right vibe, i.e. it's talking about shopping and Manolos.

The SATC Director Michael Patrick King recently told Entertainment Weekly that Fergie recorded the movie's opening number. He said, “It’s an entirely new song with lyrics, but it has the Sex and the City theme as the DNA — on steroids.” See if you think his description holds up.

Jennifer Hudson, who will play Carrie Bradshaw's assistant in the film, will be featured on the soundtrack too. Her "ballad" is reportedly called "All Dressed Up In Love." It has no leaks that I know of...yet.

I'm kinda starting to get excited for this movie.

It's Earth Day!

I just thought I should mention it. After all my blog does have "Earth" in the title.

Apparently the tradition of Earth Day, in the northern hemisphere, was founded in the 1960's by U.S. politician Gaylord Nelson. Gaylord (ha!)

Here are a few tips--for celebrating Earth Day--that you can implement in your every day life, while still being kinda lazy.

1. Carry your groceries in reusable canvas bags. Paper might be more, or as detrimental as plastic.

2. Cut out or cut back on your beef consumption. "A 2006 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization found that livestock production accounts for18 percent of the world’s greenhouse-gas emissions — more than all forms of transportation combined." Apparently cows are "the Hummers" of livestock.

3. E-recycle. Keep your electronics out of landfills at all cost. If they still work, donate them to a second-hand store for reuse. If not, use Earth 911’s recycling locator to find a place to recycle them. It could be a community event, a retail store or even a manufacturer take back program. All of these are better than your trash can.

4. Make sure your electronics have an ENERGY STAR label. It can cut energy use by 50%, which equates to a cheaper bill for you, in addition to being better for the earth.

5. Use rechargeable batteries (yes even the AA and AAA kind). They can last up to three years longer.

6. If you haven't already, switch over to compact fluorescent light bulbs. "If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars."

7. Spring for the Warranty. When buying electronics buy the warranty. "Warranties allow for your electronics to be fixed instead of replaced, meaning they stay out of the waste stream. They also encourage you to keep products for longer, which is better for the environment."

Want even more tips? I know you do. Go to the U.S. EPA Web site.

Also cool, is this winning photo of the Nature and Wildlife category in the 2008 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Earth Day Photo Contest. Check out other winners and finalists.

"Realm of the Deer
Alex Saberi,
London, England

Taken early one autumn morning in Richmond park (London's biggest and best park). I had been stalking these guys every morning due to the rut and the mists. The sun was coming up behind them, backlighting the leaves and mists."

Also pictured: The unofficial Earth Day flag via Wikipedia.

Aubrey O'Day Looks Like "Damaged" Goods

This is the default picture the Danity Kane singer is using on her MySpace page. The photo would be better suited on a DVD cover for a movie called "Clitty Clitty Bang Bang"...or something. Consequently, it brings me back to the porn star question.

Outside the realm of the adult industry, this is not hot.

But then again, neither is the clownish, over-tanned, extraterrestrial on crack look. Is that Tinsley Mortimer next to it!?

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This isn't a good look either.
Neither is this. Whoa those are big.
Or this.Frightening stuff.

She has the potential to be cute--she even used to be. Get it togetha Auberella.