Archive for March, 2009
Friday, March 27th, 2009
Hollywood Hunk Robert Pattinson is stirring up quite a frenzy on the set of his new film, New Moon. But the ruckus isn’t from swarming paparazzi or frenzied fans, it’s from the stench that exudes from the star himself. The buzz about his terrible body odor is taking center stage.
Twilight’s hottest vampire has publicly admitted that he doesn’t have a sense of personal hygiene. In an interview with Extra, the star says he doesn’t think it’s necessary to wash his hair — or his body for that matter. When asked if it was true that he once said he hadn’t washed his hair for six weeks, he answered, “Probably. I don’t know. I don’t really see the point in washing your hair.”
Pattinson’s lack of hygiene has been dismissed as a typical European aversion of daily showers. However, some crew members on the set of his latest films feel differently.
“He stinks. I mean, it’s awful. He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy,” dishes someone who works in very close quarters with Pattz.
“He completely reeks,” complains another annoyed crewmember.
Pattz isn’t the first smokin’ hot celeb to avoid the shower. Keanu Reeves, Brad Pitt and Matthew McConaughey have all reportedly left personal hygiene and grooming by the wasteside.
Thursday, March 26th, 2009
17-year-old Olympian Shawn Johnson has attracted much more than votes during her stint on Dancing With the Stars (DWTS), she now has her very own stalker. A man claiming he was “meant to be” with Shawn was arrested after trying to sneak onto the DWTS set Monday.
The man, 34-year-old Robert O’Ryan is being held on a $35,000 bail. According to documents filed by Johnson, “The LAPD searched [O'Ryan's] vehicle and located a loaded .45 handgun, a loaded shotgun, and materials classically used for kidnapping including duct tape, zip ties, and a map to the victim. Also found were love letters, clippings and other information on the victim.”
O’Ryan told police “He had packed all his belongings and permanently left Florida to drive out here to be with [Shawn Johnson], he believes that she speaks to him personally through the television set and through ESP and that they will have a child together, he stated he would be with her no matter what.”
What a nut job. I am curious though, of all the scantily-clad stars on DWTS, why Shawn? Why not hotter-than-hot Julianne Hough or Karina Smirnoff? There is a playboy playmate on the show for crying out loud! And he chooses the olympian?
Shawn says she’s “in fear for her life, she is extremely upset by this incident and her entire family and those around are all extremely concerned and fearful that [O'Ryan] might try to kidnap her or harm her in an effort to make good on his statements.” A petition has been filed for a restraining order against the manseeking protection for Shawn, her mother, her father and her DWTS partner Mark Ballas.
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
As if there weren’t enough OctoMom-haters, Gloria Allred has officially and publicly declared war on Nadya Suleman. It all stems from volunteer efforts of the nonprofit group, Angels in Waiting, which Allred legally represents. The group has been in the Suleman home training nannies hired by Octomom.
Notorious, cut-throat lawyer Gloria Allred launched a media war when she appeared on the CBS Early Show this morning to trash the mother of 14. View Allred Interview She accused OctoMom of only “burping, changing and loving” the babies “when the cameras are rolling!”
Suleman’s attorney, Jeff Czech says the relationship started badly between Octo and the Angels and has continued to get worse. Until Tuesday, when Octomom fired the group of nurses for spying on her and reporting her to child welfare officials.
“It started out adversarial and never really resolved itself,” Czech told The Associated Press. “Nadya felt that she was being judged wrongfully and she didn’t need it. All it did was make a difficult situation worse.”
Last month Angels in Waiting filed a complaint against Suleman with child welfare officials, seeking an investigation into whether the mother could provide a suitable environment for her 14 children. Several confrontations with the nurses followed and the situation grew unbearable over the weekend. Thus, the pink slip and the beginning of Octowar.
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Of course not! Radio stations across the country are spelling it out for you. Britney Spears’ latest single off the Circus album, If You Seek Amy, has stirred up quite a controversy in the music industry. The lyrics and title, if you seek Amy, essentially say “F.U.C.K. me.”
The cunningly versed song is getting radio play, but the Parents Television Council (PTC) is a little less than thrilled about it. Parents in Australia first complained about the song’s content, and now that the track has become the third single off the Circus album, American parents are demanding radio stations pull the song between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., saying it “violates the broadcast indecency law.”
“There is no misinterpreting the lyrics to this song, and it’s certainly not about a girl named Amy,” PTC president Tim Winter said. “It’s one thing for a song with these lyrics to be included on a CD so that fans who wish to hear it can do so, but it’s an entirely different matter when this song is played over the publicly owned airwaves, especially at a time when children are likely to be in the listening audience.”
The song debuted at #92 on the Billboard Pop charts and currently sits at #35. There is no doubt that as the racy lyrics continue to rise in popularity, so will the question of broadcaster morality. A Jive-edited version of the song drops the “k” from “Seek,” making the lyrics sound less like the spelling of an expletive. Some inventive DJs are inserting their own names over the “Me,” so for instance when the chorus plays, it’ll go “All the boys and all the girls are begging to if you seek George,” etc.
Monday, March 23rd, 2009
Our smooth-talking commander-in-chief has made yet another blunder. This time Mr. Obama takes aim at Special Olympians. In a late night interview with the Tonight Show’s Jay Leno, Obama compares his bowling skills to that of Special Olympians.
It didn’t take long for White House staffers to begin damage control. On his way back to Washington aboard Air Force One, Obama called the chairman of the Special Olympics, Tim Shriver, to say he was sorry.
“He expressed his disappointed and he apologized in a way that was very moving. He expressed that he did not intend to humiliate this population,” Shriver said Friday on ABC’s Good Morning America. “Obama wants to have some Special Olympic athletes visit the White House to bowl or play basketball.”
Great. The President of the United States has bashed Special Olympic athletes on national televeision and now he wants to humiliate them further by inviting them to the White House to bowl with him, to make himself feel better about his own score.
It’s true, the comment isn’t that big of a deal. Unless you’re the President. George W. would have been impeached for such behavior!
Friday, March 20th, 2009
Award-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix announced last October that he was ditching acting to embark on a new career….rapping. That’s right, Joaquin Phoenix claims to have a hankering for making rap music. His first concert took place in January in a Vegas night club.
Amidst rumors of a hoax, Phoenix maintains that he is actually putting himself out there, risking outright rejection, to pursue what he wants to do: “I have to be true to myself,” he said.
Conflicting comments, from a source working closely with the wannabe rapper, say the entire thing is an elaborate Andy Kaufman-style hoax aided by his friend and brother-in-law Casey Affleck. Affleck is apparently shooting a documentary about his career transition.
“He said, ‘It’s a put-on. I’m going to pretend to have a meltdown and change careers, and Casey is going to film it,’” the source said of Joaquin.
Well Joaquin, good luck with whatever it is you’re trying to do. Rapping or hoaxing, he isn’t succeeding at either.
Thursday, March 19th, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI left the Vatican on Tuesday, jet setting to Africa. There, he will begin a seven-day pilgrimage across the continent. However, his voyage is not at the forefront of recent media attention. Instead, his explicit comments rejecting the distribution of condoms in AIDS-plagued regions sparked outrage in the African motherland.
“You can’t resolve it with the distribution of condoms,” the pope told reporters aboard the plane. “On the contrary, it increases the problem.”
“It is a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, and that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems.”
Before Tuesday’s assertion, the pope had never spoken so directly about condom use. He has said that the Roman Catholic Church is a the forefront of the AIDS battle and that the Vatican encourages sexual abstinence to fight the spread of the disease.
Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
Webster’s defines tattoo as the permanent insertion of ink or other pigments below the skin using a sharp instrument. For centuries, tattooing has been used in both ritual and punishment. Today, tattooing is an outlet of self-expression, used by celebs and common-folk alike.
Angelina Jolie, one of Hollywood’s most photographed/talked about/envied superstars, has over a dozed tramp stamps on her body. The actress says all her ink blots have meaning.
Angelina told USA Today in 2003, “Usually all my tattoos came at good times. A tattoo is something permanent when you’ve made a self-discovery, or something you’ve come to a conclusion about.”
Other stars, that you may not suspect, have indulged in the obsession. Rihanna, Gisele Bundchen and Bruce Willis all have star tattoos. Country music star Keith Urban and oh-so-hot Actor Johnny Depp both have Indian tribal tats.
Some celebs wishing they hadn’t taken the plunge are Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards. Their divorce left them both with permanent reminders, in the form of the other’s inked name. Denise recently had Charlie replaced with a fairy and Charlie had Denise removed via laser. When Rocker Tommy Lee’s marriage to Pamela Anderson went sour, the blonde bombshell had her wedding ring tattoo, Tommy, altered to say Mommy.
While the relationship of the beautiful Beckhams is still in tact, it will be interesting to see what David will do with his permanent portrait of Posh if things go South.
Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
Lindsay Lohan has had more than her fair share of the limelight in her short 22-year existence. Seems like she graces the tabloids every week with some new and outrageous stunt. From her recent DUI trouble to spats with her lesbian lover, Samantha Ronson.
The model turned singer turned actress turned alcholic faces mobs of paparazzi on a daily basis and tons of media blurbs analyzing her every move.
Just this week, Lilo has been ditched in Vegas by Sam, violated her probation, evaded police and been involved in two automobile scrape-ups (she wasn’t driving). Yet, she still found time to go shopping with Kanye West in Hollywood! What a busy gal! Below is a timeline of the whirlwind week for Lilo.
March 9: Sam Ronson ditches Lindsay in a Las Vegas Club, sending Lilo into a rage.
March 13: Warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan’s arrest…stemming from a 2007 DUI charge. She has apparently skipped a few alcohol education classes, violating the terms of her probation.
March 13: After learning of her arrest warrant, Lindsay flees to hide out at Jack Nicholson’s house (strange). Upon entering his driveway, her driver scrapes the wall.
March 14: Cops are called to Sam Ronson’s house for a domestic disturbance. Turns out, the pair were fighting (surprise) when Lindsay threw something and a window was broken. Cops tried to serve Lilo’s arrest warrant then, but neither Sam nor the fugitive would open the door.
March 16: Linds is leaving Sky Bar when her driver crashed into one of the bar’s impossible-to-miss, 30-foot tall, mahogany doors (no injuries). She should just walk, or ride a bike.
Monday, March 16th, 2009
Dancing With The Stars has seen a fair share of injury and incident in its latest season. A total of five celebs have been injured thus far. (This is only week two!) Season 8 premiered last Monday sans two big stars, Jewel and Nancy O’dell. Both were forced to quit the show, before it even began!
Jewel fractured both of her tibias during practice for the competition.
O’Dell went down with a torn meniscus that will require surgery.
Both Jewel and O’Dell were replaced, just a week before the season premiere, by Bachelor castoff Melissa Rycroft and Playboy playmate Holly Madison.
The newest star to join the injured list is Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak. Despite a cast on his left leg, Wozniak wants to continue. He was seen leaving an L.A. dance studio just last week, wear he prepared to soldier on through the competition.
“He has decided to continue because he loves the show so much. He has seen a doctor and is taking precautions and resting his foot whenever he can.” said an ABC spokesperson.
Jackass star, Steve-O has been battling an ongoing back injury. He says he’s had to walk through his salsa routine, rather than actually practice all the tricks they’ve incorporated. Sex in the City hottie, Gilles Marini won’t let a separated shoulder keep him from performing the quick-step. He had this to say in an interview with The Insider :
“[Last] Monday morning I heard a little crack and had a sharp pain in my shoulder. I didn’t want to say anything. I had an X-ray and found out I have a separated shoulder. I got a cortisone shot and it’s much better.”