Posted by Allison as Conscience & Morality Tales, Tom Cruise- Only a Matter of Time Before He Kills Me at 8:00 AM EST on Sep, 07 2006
Katie Holmes has spokenÂ out in the latest edition of Vanity Fair.Â Â AlongÂ with the first photographs of her & Tom Cruise’s daughter Suri, Holmes has revealed to the publicationÂ how the media made her feel during the much-covered pregnancy & after.
The October edition of Vanity Fair features the first printed photos of five-month-old Suri, as posted yesterday, and also gives us a glimpse into the mind of Kate.
The 27-year-old tellsÂ VanityÂ that the gossip surrounding her family, “eats away at me because it’s just not okay… Some of the crap that’s out there–the stuff that’s said about my parents and my siblings (implying that they didn’t approve of her relationship with Cruise)–it’s really frustrating the amount of s**t that’s out there.
“And the stuff they say about Suri? You shouldn’t say that about us, and you can’t say that about my child.”
Holmes stated that the reason she even reads tabloids is because, “This is my future. This is my family, and I care so much about them.
“To see how someone as caring and good as Tom is–to see how things just get so twisted and turned around. I mean, where does it come from?”
When Katie was pregnant with Suri, she said she was humiliated by the media stating, ” (I) was overjoyed being pregnant, and then had to withstand ridicule about my pregnancy when it was the most normal, non-controversial thing imaginable.”
Poor Katie.Â But I have to say, she asked for it when she got with the craziest loon in Hollywood, the Cruisester.
Posted by Allison as Celebrity Babies at 1:23 PM EST on Sep, 06 2006
Whether it be your first hello, or your fifth- make way for Suri Cruise Holmes.Â
It looks like the offspring of Tom Cruise & Katie, I mean Kate, Holmes was born without the horns & bifurcated tail as I had earlier speculated.
Actually, Suri’s down right cute.Â The much-awaited Vanity Fair photographs were well worth the wait I believe.
Make sure you check out the Katie Couric video here, which you’ve probably watched about a zillion times already.
Finally, the wait is over.Â I don’t know what to do anymore.Â That was my life dream & goal and I’m just not sure where to turn anymore.
Oh yeah, Britney’s red neck baby.Â Yep, that might keep me going for a little longer.
Just Jared:Â All about the Wentworth
The footage of the CrocodileÂ Hunter Steve Irwin’s death may beÂ broadcast on TV.Â The charismatic Australian naturalist died Monday after receiving a poisonous stingray barb to the chest while diving off the Great Barrier Reef.
Steve was filming for a new documentary he was working on with his eight-year-old daughter Bindi.Â While snorkeling & filming,Â a stingray felt nervous between a too-close cameraman and Irwin and released its poisonous barbed tailÂ on Steve.Â The cameraman was still shooting when the barb went through Irwin’s heart, when he pulled out the barb as well as when Steve lost consciousness forever.
The tapes are still being held by Queensland police, but Irwin’s family is determined to respect Steve’s last wishes and allow the footage to be broadcast.
Irwin onceÂ stated, “My number one rule is to keep that camera rolling. Even if it’s shaky or slightly out of focus, I don’t give a rip.
“Even if a big old alligator is chewing me up I want to go down and go, ‘Crikey!’ just before I die. That would be the ultimate for me.”
An source reported, “This is exactly what Steve would have wanted. He knew the dangers and was totally up for the cameras to get everything.”
I guess, all-in-all, it makes sense for Steve to go out on TV.Â It seems fitting for his exuberant, unrelenting way of life, the poor loon.
Posted by Allison as Mischief & Mayhem at 1:00 PM EST on Sep, 05 2006
The lateÂ Marlon Brando’s son ChristianÂ allegedly stole his father’s address book of celebrity contacts and sold them to a mystery buyer for some spare change.Â But what more can you expect of Christian, who spent 10 years in prisonÂ afterÂ he plead guilty to killing his sister’s boyfriend in the Brando family home?Â
ChristianÂ apparently got a hold of his daddy’s Rolodex, sold it to the mystery buyer who in turn put the celebrity-address-rich Rolodex on eBay with starting bid of $100.Â Well, I guess that’s one way of selling a hot item.Â I rather call it the You’re-A-Complete-Moron way of selling under-the-table goods, but maybe that’s just me.Â
The address book is believed to contain the personal phone numbers, email addresses & home addresses for more than 100 of the world’s most famousÂ political & entertainment figures.Â It took Christian’s brother Miko’s swift work to get the book taken on eBay & alert authorities of the theft.
Celebrity agent Richard Smith refuses to give the identity of the buyer but states, “Christian sold it to an individual who had placed it on eBay.”
Keya Morgan, whoÂ writing a bookÂ with brotherÂ MikoÂ said, “I personally inspected the authenticity of the (Rolodex) and was shocked to see all the private cell-phone numbers, home addresses, personal codes of the most powerful people in the Hollywood–there on the Internet for the whole world to see at a starting bid of $100.
“The names included Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro, Larry King, Al Pacino, Whoopi Goldberg, John Travolta, Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Denzel Washington, Jack Nicholson, Tony Bennett and Jay Leno.
“I discovered most were still valid.”
David Seeley, the lawyer for the lateÂ Brando’s estate,Â is stillÂ trying to recover the missing Rolodex.Â I hear a movie idea…. The Case of the Missing Brando Rolodex, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the thief & murderer Christian.
Gossip or Truth:Â Ellen & Portia get it from behind
Egotastic:Â Rachel Bilson isn’t getting naked- so there!
Defamer:Â Yummy, yummy Emmy clip shows
Posted by Allison as Final Farewells at 8:00 AM EST on Sep, 05 2006
Crikey, we lost a good one Monday.Â Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin died Monday while filming aÂ new underwater wildlife project he was making with his 8-year-old daughter Bindi.
Irwin, who was snorkeling off the coast of Queensland, was fatally wounded by a stingray’s poisonous barb.Â The last footage of the wildlife enthusiast’s life was pulling the poisonous barb from his chest just moments before losing consciousness forever.
Irwin’s manager and producer John Stainton described the footage, which he had seen, as “shocking.”
“It shows that Steve came over the top of the ray and the tail came up, and spiked him here (in the chest), and he pulled it out and the next minute he’s gone,” Stainton reported.
“That was it. The cameraman had to shut down,” Stainton said.
Queensland Police Superintendent Michael Keating stated there was no evidence that Irwin threatened or intimidated the stingray, who is normally a placid species that only produces its poisonous tail spines as a defense.
Keating went on to state to the media, “There are no suspicious circumstances in relation to the death.”
Experts are now speculating that the last animal Irwin knew probably felt trapped between the cameraman & the Crocodile Hunter.
Manager Stainton said Steve was at home in the bushland, but that he & Irwin had talked about the sea posing threats Irwin was unaccustomed to.
“If ever he was going to go, we always said it was going to be the ocean,” Stainton said.
“On land he was agile, quick-thinking, quick-moving and the ocean puts another element there that you have no control over.”
Queensland state Premier Peter Beattie is offering Irwin’s family a state funeral for Steve, who described him as the best known Australian in the world.
Irwin is survived by his American wife Terri, his 8-year-old daughter Bindi Sue & his 3-year-old son Bob.
Russel Crowe, who had recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, with Steve Irwin stated,Â ”He was and remains the ultimate wildlife warrior.Â He touched my heart, I believed in him, I’ll miss him. I loved him and I’ll be there for his family.”
You gotta love a world with someone the likes of Steve Irwin in it, I will miss his antics & beÂ a little sad that he couldn’t grow old & tell tall tales to his grandchildren.Â
Posted by Allison as Engagements & Weddings at 1:00 PM EST on Sep, 01 2006
If this is true, then Lohan is set to become a member of the Morton family empire.Â Morton’s father, Peter Morton, is the chairman for Hard Rock Hotels.
Apparently restaurateur Harry was spotted at Cartier inÂ Beverly Hills buying a very specialÂ gift for a very, umm,Â semi-special lady.
Morton’s aides are in fact backing up partÂ ofÂ the claims.Â Â AÂ Pink Taco spokeswoman stated, “I can confirm that Harry was shopping in Cartier, but what he purchased I cannot confirm. If it was in fact a gift then that’s between him and whomever the gift is for.”
You know what?Â I’m thinking Harry boy must have been planning ahead for the holidays, probably a special gift for his favorite great aunt.Â If Lindsay got engaged to all the relationships she’s have over the past year, she would top Johnny Depp’s record by far.
But if this news does turn out to hold a bit of truth, maybe Morton can get Lohan to the damn set on time.
PopSugar:Â All about the VMAs, which I am personally a little tired of
Hollywood Tuna:Â Apparently Alyssa Milano is furry
Jennifer Aniston is to join the ranks of Nike spokespersons.Â Â Aniston is reportedly inÂ talks with the sportsÂ giantÂ for a multi-million dollar deal that will include a coveted advertising spot during the Super Bowl in February.Â
The 37-year-old hottie will be donating the majority of herÂ fee to cancer charities.Â Maybe I can submit a few more charities for Aniston to consider.Â I’m thinking a Support Your Bloggers Charity has a nice ring to it…
Jennifer is a natural choice for Nike, given her avid jogging around her Malibu home which is regularly photographed for us & the tabloids.
Interestingly, Eminem announced earlier this week about his limited-edition trainers for Nike whose proceeds will be going toward charities in native Michigan.
You know, given the right opportunity (& cash) I could invent a whole new line for Nike, starting with underwater running & basket-weaving trainers.
Posted by Allison as Movie News at 1:00 PM EST on Aug, 31 2006
Ahhh, Hollywood directorsÂ can be such creative geniuses, but then they can also be creative, overreachingÂ dingbats.Â I believeÂ director Ripley Scott & his plans to make a Gladiator sequelÂ to include Russell Crowe’s deceased character falls into the latter category.
Apparently veteran director Scott is trying to formulate his way around Crowe’s character, Maximus, dying and bring him back for a sequel movie.Â Now you could use back flashbacks & dream sequences, but I don’t think this is what Ripley is going for.
Scott originally made a stab at a sequel in 2003 but abandoned the idea after being frustrated & more than likely realizing it was a terrible idea.
But it looks like creative dingbat has climbed back on that horse & states, “I will probably do a sequel to Gladiator. The only problem is Russell Crowe was such a powerful presence and, of course, Maximus dies at the end.
“We’ll have to get Russell back somehow.”
Oh, well.Â At least he’s putting his creativity to good use?
Gossip Or Truth:Â Eminem-designed eBay shoes
PITNB:Â MTV VMAs coverage
TheÂ film concerns a womanÂ (Johansson) caught between two cops (Harnett &Â Aaron Eckhart)Â that are investigating an unsolved murder of an actress in Los Angeles in 1947.
The Black Dahlia features a very sizzling romp with Johansson & Harnett and it looks like movie critics, for some weird reason, are complaining that they found it difficult to concentrate on the film following the hot & heavy sex scene.Â Well, who wouldn’t?Â It’s Scarlett for Pete’s sake.
21-year-old Johansson retorted, “Of course it’s nice to be considered sexy, as a young woman in my prime. But I try not to think about the sexiness.
“And I never think about it being distracting from a scene.”
Ahh, the talk of the young, vibrant & sexy always gets me going in the morning.
Posted by Allison as Mischief & Mayhem at 2:00 PM EST on Aug, 30 2006
It looksÂ likeÂ Cruise may have beenÂ dropped by Paramount specifically over his criticism of Brooke Shields’Â use of postpartum antidepressants back in 2005.Â The wife of 83-year-old Paramount boss Sumner Redstone, 43-year-old Paula Fortunato has a lot of influence upon her husband.
After Fortunato heard Cruise’s bashing of Brooke Shields’ use of antidepressants after giving birth to her daughter Rowan in 2003.Â The boss’s wife was so enraged after hearing Cruise’s rantings that she warned husband Redstone that the star’s Scientology-inspired comments would be offensive to his female fans.
To refresh, Redstone said last week: “As much as we like him personally, we thought it was wrong to renew his deal. His recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount.”
While most are going with the idea that Redstone let the Cruiser go because of his erratic behavior on Oprah, many are pointing to the influence a boss’s wife can have.
Viacom spokesman Carl Folta says, “It is true that Mrs. Redstone disagrees with Tom Cruise’s views, but she and Mr. Redstone see every Paramount film.” Â
Interesting.Â If only I could influence a boss that Paris Hilton needÂ not apply for another music album project.
To end the day off right, let’s turn to other celebs & see what they’re saying about the Tom Cruise vs Paramount shenanigans.Â
â€œLook at people like Colin Farrell. He acts much more strangely and nobodyâ€™s dumping him.â€Â Aisha Tyler
â€œItâ€™s so ridiculous. Why would you fire Tom Cruise?â€Â Debi Mazar
â€œItâ€™s only fair that this should happen to movie stars that pull down $80 million a movie.â€
“I like that Sumner Redstone just went at him balls-out. That crazy old nutbag will say anything.â€Â Kathy Griffin
â€œTom is a megastarâ€¦He just had a baby, and that is what he should be focused on.â€
Gossip Or Truth:Â Emmy video update
Posted by Allison as Mischief & Mayhem at 9:00 AM EST on Aug, 30 2006
Jon Voight has soughtÂ for many years to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter Angelina Jolie.Â Â Through the years Voight has used the media toÂ make stabs at making amends with Jolie, to no avail.
Well, latelyÂ the Voightster hasÂ beenÂ using the media to tryÂ & see his grandchildren, but he had a bitÂ of a memory lapse when it came to their names.
The veteran actor Jon Voight wasÂ filmed at the BritishÂ Academy of FilmÂ and Television Arts TeaÂ Party this past weekend confusing his granddaughter’s name with that of the pop star Shakira.Â
Jon said for the cameras, “Maddox just had a birthday. Happy birthday, Maddox! Five years old–it’s a big one! You’re going to be a young man, and I send my love out to you. And send my love to…uh…Shakira…and Shahira…”
A befuddled Voight thenÂ asked the reporter, â€œIs it Shakira or Shahira?â€
The reporter then replied that the child’s name was Zahara, to which Voight replied,Â “Shahara! Shahara!”
But you know, Voight could have been thinking of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt’s three-month-old Shiloh as well.Â Who knows.Â I think we need to shove Voight & Jolie into a cell & let them finally work out their damn problems.
AngelinaÂ & her father have not spoken for over four years, when Voight stated on Access Hollywood that his daughter needed to get help for her “mental problems.”
Mental problems, eh?Â How about too-damn-hot problems?
Posted by Allison as Career Moves, Tom Cruise- Only a Matter of Time Before He Kills Me at 4:52 PM EST on Aug, 29 2006
After being publicly dumped by Paramount Studios last week, it looks likeÂ TomÂ Cruise has landed butter-side-up.Â Â Scientologist Cruise has cut a new deal with a group that includes the owner of an NFL team.Â The finance group will cover the overhead costs of his film production company and will be acting as a backer for Cruise.
Interestingly, this two-year deal will give Cruise less than the $3 million per year that he turned down from Paramount to renew his contract which expires this Thursday.
Poor old, crazy Tom.Â Well, at least he found a new home, even though he is a sexist.
Posted by Allison as Conscience & Morality Tales at 1:00 PM EST on Aug, 29 2006
The producers ofÂ World Trade Center are making good on their promises to donate five percent of the film’s weekend-box office receipts, kindaÂ small in the longrun, to the September 11th memorial.Â
The memorial foundation made an announcement yesterday that the producers of the Oliver Stone movie will be donating $1.3 million.
A further donation of $1.3 million is to be divided between three other 9/11 charities:Â Tuesday’s Children,Â the Tribute WTC VisitorÂ Center & the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.Â
It’s great when Hollywood lends a hand.