Posted by Allison as Career Moves, Conscience & Morality Tales, Mischief & Mayhem, Scientology, Tom Cruise- Only a Matter of Time Before He Kills Me at 1:12 PM UTC on May, 17 2006
Tom Cruise has lost.Â What has he lost?Â Well- his dignity, his mind, Nicole Kidman is no longer a Scientologist and Katie, I mean Kate, Holmes looks a little blue these days.Â But Mr. Cruise has also lost his battle to stop a certain episode of South Park from being shown in the UK.
The “Trapped in a Closet” episode mocks Scientology beliefs and shows a cartoony version of Cruise who locks himself in Stan’s closet while under the impression that the born again L. Ron Hubbard sees him as a failure.Â
On Monday the much-fought-over episode was shown at London’s National Film Theatre.Â The show was originally take off the air by British TV network Channel 4 in January due to complaints.
An event planner stated, “If we were charging there may have been legal problems, but it was a free event, so it should be fine.”Â
During the free screening at the theatre, creators Matt Stone & Trey Parker gave a brief talk about free speech and handed out free copies of “Trapped in a Closet”.
I like the way Matt & Trey work it.Â Destroy & humiliate your enemy through open discussion and information, and then pass out the copies in the millions.
Just Jared:Â Say hello the the new Bachelor, Prince Lorenzo Borghese
Posted by Allison as Breakups & Goodbyes at 9:01 AM UTC on May, 17 2006
A statement issued by the former Beatle and his second wife said they had â€œfound it increasingly difficult to maintain a normal relationship with constant intrusion into our private lives.â€ The brief statement said that â€œwith sadnessâ€ the couple agreed to â€œgo our separate waysâ€ but said the parting was â€œamicable.â€
â€œSeparation for any couple is difficult enough, but to have to go through this so publicly, especially with a small daughter, is immensely stressful,â€ the statement said. â€œWe hope, for the sake of our baby daughter, that we will be given some space and time to get through this difficult period.â€
The lovely couple married in 2002 & have a 2-year-old daughter Beatrice.Â Wow, I have to say I kinda thought this one was going to last.
So, it’s going to be a different brand of surviving when Survivor winner Richard Hatch, or asÂ Letterman calls him, ‘the fat, naked guy’,Â enters jail for his 51-month term.Â Hatch, who won $1 million in the debut season of the show, was sentenced Tuesday for failing to pay taxes.Â Oops!
The 45-year-old Hatch was convicted in January of failing to pay income tax on his reality TV prize monies as well as other unidentifiedÂ earnings.
The charges against Richard Hatch carried up to 13 years in prison.Â WhenÂ he was convicted in January UD DistrictÂ Judge Ernest Torres said he expected to sentence himÂ somewhere between 33Â & 41 months.Â After the sentencing Torres stated that he issued a harsher sentence because Hatch had committed perjury repeatedly through the trial and that Hatch never gave him a chance before voting him off the island.
Judge TorresÂ said, “It seems unfortunately very clear to me that Mr. Hatch lied.”
Hatch made his won statement before receiving his sentencing, “I believe I’ve been completely truthful and completely forthcoming throughout the entire process.”
Hatch’s defense during the trial was that he thought Survivor’s producers would be paying his taxesÂ & pleaded ignorance about money matters, stating that he forgot to tell his accountants about some income.Â Â
Hmmm, I don’t think Richard Hatch is a big enough celebrity to go with that approach, he’s no Pete Doherty.Â Should have been straight up at the front, received a 12 month sentence then signed a contract for a ‘Surviving Jail with Richard Hatch’ reality TV special series.
Doug tellsÂ Star magazine that momma Jane speaks toÂ Aniston on the phone at least once a week even though it’s been 18 months since the couple split in January 2005.Â I dunno, seems like a hard thing to do to just quit Jennifer cold turkey, there could be major psychological consequences to this action.Â
Doug says, “Brad is not happy about Mom talking to Jennifer.”
“He feels that Mom should move on now, and cut the link that was there. But she is in a difficult position–she has great affection for Jennifer–born out of the fact Brad once loved her and did marry her.”
Brad Pitt swiftly moved on to a new relationship with Angelina Jolie and is now a father to adopted children Maddox & Zahara.Â The wave-making couple are expecting their first biological child together at anytime.Â
I wonder if Jen sent Jane a Mother’s Day card…….
Defamer:Â Jodie Foster preaches Eminem
Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria has scored again.Â Longoria remains the number oneÂ hottie in Maxim’s annual Hot 100 list for the second yearÂ running.
Maxim’s list names the mostÂ beautiful & successfulÂ women in film, TV, music, sportsÂ & fashion,Â or as they put it, thoseÂ who have “a tremendous amount of buzz surrounding them, undeniable beauty and a promise of greater things to come.”
Eva Longoria is the very first to receive the top hottie spot back-to-back. Which eitherÂ means she’s the sexiestÂ woman around or the girl knows her way around a bribe.Â Â Â Â Â
LongoriaÂ was ecstaticÂ with the honor saying,Â ”I was actually really shocked last year when I made the list and then to get it a second time in a row–I just couldn’t believe it.”
Here’s a sneak peak at the top ten Maxim hotties:
Notable omissions on this year’s list include Britney Spears- gee, I wonder why; new mom & Scientologist in-training Katie Holmes; Jennifer Lopez- if your husband grabs himselfÂ more thanÂ he does you,Â I think you get the bootÂ & Salma Hayek- she’ll always be in my top ten.
Longoria adds, “I would have voted all of our Housewives on the list.”Â Eva’s thought process on that one- “I would make Nicollette #99 & that evil bitch Teri at #100.”
Eva states that her beau Tony Parker is thrilled with the top hottie news, “He’s very proud. He thinks he’s with a beautiful girl every day, so for him, it’s you know, someone else solidifying what he already thinks.”
Sure, like a mirror or a set of eyeballs wasn’t enough.
Take a detailed peak at the full list here.
In a hilarious new turn of events, Denise Richards has launched thrown another blow at the estranged husband Charlie Sheen.Â Richards has begun development ofÂ a kids’ clothing line, one month afterÂ Sheen debuted his own collection of kidswear.Â Maybe the new Richards’ line should be called ‘KickAssWear’.
It’s funny isn’t it, the crazy couple are now taking their fight to the shopping malls and boutiques of America where their clothing lines will bitterly compete in the oh so lucrative children’s clothing market.
Bad boyÂ CharlieÂ launched his Sheen Kidz last month, we justÂ love to play around with those letter ‘z’s, whileÂ Denise has announced she is launchingÂ ’Kidtoure’ this summer.Â I think I still like KickAssWear.Â
Kidtoure will feature applique t-shirts for young girls and will be carried by posh little stores like Barney’s New York.Â Charlie & Denise’s children Sam, 2, & Lola, 11 month, have already been spotted sporting their mommy’s tie-dyed collection of t-shirts.Â
Maybe next they will take their battle to the streets, I’m thinking of a clothing line for pimps & sex workers.Â It could be called ‘I Just Might Kill You Wear by Charlie & Denise’.
The Superficial:Â Paris Hilton gives up being furry
Pink Is The New Blog:Â A sweet montage tribute to all the mothers out there
Socialite’s Life:Â Meg Ryan must dial fashion 911
Posted by Allison as Conscience & Morality Tales at 9:51 AM UTC on May, 15 2006
“I can’t think of a better way to spend my mothers day,” Sarandon told reporters before taking the stage.Â
Code Pink, a women’s anti-war group, organized the 24-hour vigilÂ & anti-war protest.Â Sarandon joined Sheehan onstage at the end of the vigil.Â Susan read aloud two letters addressed to first lady Laura Bush, one she wrote herself and another penned by a woman from Oregon.Â Sarandon also brought a copy of the popular board game ‘Risk’ to be sent to Mrs. Bush along with the letters.Â You know, so she could have something entertaining to do if the letters were pretty boring.Â
Sarandon’s letter urged the first lady to press her husband to personally notify some mothers whose children died while serving in Iraq.
“Those moms praying as they wait for the phone to ring and they hear the voice of their child serving in Iraq,” Sarandon said to a crowd of perhaps 200 people. “Let him be the one to tell them that this week the call will not be coming.”
Leave it to Susan Sarandon to make my Mother’s Day celebrationÂ look pointless & insignificant.
Hollywood Tuna:Â Tyra Banks has always been a little scaryÂ
NickÂ Clooney was terrified when his son George Clooney dropped out of college and turned to an acting career.Â The Kentucky native quit college and headed to Los Angeles to give acting a try.Â His first major breakthrough was playing Rosanne Barr’s overbearing boss Booker Brooks on the long-running TV show Rosanne.
But George’s father Nick, newscaster & TV host, admits he feared his son wouldn’t succeed withoutÂ getting his college degree.Â He went so far as to plead & beg with George toÂ go back to school and complete his four-year degree, to be a newsman like him.Â
He recalls, “I thought that was terrible. I wasn’t worried about things like drugs. He knew those dangers. I didn’t want him to be a failure.
“I said, ‘Finish college. There are only 3,000 actors in the United States who make more than $50,000 a year, but there are 50,000 broadcasters making a good living.’
“But he was insistent he didn’t want to be a broadcaster like me. I don’t think it was my idealism that put him off. I think he didn’t want to go into an industry where he would constantly be compared to me.”
Both father & son recently visited the Darfur province trying to boost humanitarian efforts.Â
Dave Chappelle is still struggling to explain to his wife Elaine why he left behind a $50 millon contract from Comedy Central.Â While onÂ Late Night With Conan O’Brien last night, the comedian joked about how he’s still licking the salt off his wounds.Â Â
“My wife is still a little salty with me.Â She’s not mad at me, but don’t think you can walk away from $50 million and your wife is just going to be cool with it.”
Dave Chappelle has repeatedly defended his sudden retreat from his lucrative & popular Chappelle’s Show over the past few months, laughing over the claims that he is “crazy” and seekingÂ psychological help.
Chappelle & O’Brien joked about his swift exodus to Africa where he went immediately following his departure from Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show.
“When you go to Africa, especially your first time, you have this overwhelming feeling like you’re home,” he said. “I had a feeling of `man, this feels like home.’
“I think I felt that way because there was a McDonald’s in the airport.”
Go Fug Yourself:Â The adorable Milla Jovovich introduces her clothing line
Posted by Allison as Conscience & Morality Tales, Rumors & Whispers, Scientology, Tom Cruise- Only a Matter of Time Before He Kills Me at 8:55 AM UTC on May, 11 2006
Vaughn praised Aniston by sayingÂ ”Jennifer’s great. She’s one of my favorite people.”
To which Oprah replied, “She’s one of mine, too.”
Vaughn pressed on with,Â ”Jennifer’s great. She’s just really smart and funny and easy to be with – very considerate. She’s great.”
And then Tom Cruise entered stage left and started jumping on couches saying, “Xenu be praised, I love Jennifer too!”
When OprahÂ questioned VinceÂ on the possibility of children he stated,Â ”I think (having children) takes a lot of focus, takes a lot of attention. I think it would be nice at some point to have a different priority. I think that time would come.Â But not any time in the near future for me. No, I have not talked about having kids with Jennifer.”
And chiding reports of their lavish wedding paid for by Oprah, Vince commented, “First we have to have the $8 million wedding.”
If it came down to a mud wrestling match who would win:Â VinceÂ Vaughn, Oprah Winfrey or Tom Cruise?Â I’m going to haveÂ to go with the Oprah,Â ever since The Color Purple, I knew she could pack aÂ punch like nobody’s business.Â
Posted by Allison as Pregnant Celebrities, Scientology, Tom Cruise- Only a Matter of Time Before He Kills Me at 1:01 PM UTC on May, 10 2006
In a recent interview with Good Housekeeping, Cruise said his adoptedÂ Bella approved ofÂ Holmes right from the start.Â Â
“After I began dating Kate, Bella looked at me and said, ‘Don’t let this one go. She’s the one.’”
That’s pretty sweet and what you would really want to hear from your child about a potential new mate, but doesn’t it kinda sound like the 13-year-old has seen Casablanca too many times?
Cruise went on to reveal that he was smitten with Holmes early in their relationship, “I knew almost as soon as I met her. I thought, ‘I’m going to be with this woman.’ And then after a couple of hours, I thought, ‘I’m going to marry this woman.’ I just knew.
He just knew.Â He just knew who he was brainwashing next he means.Â
In other Cruise news, rumors have circulated that pal Jamie Foxx will be godfather to baby Suri.Â Foxx denies and stomps on this rumor saying, “It’s a rumor. I did give them a nice basket to congratulate them but I’m not Suri’s godfather.”
And that wraps up the Cruise / Holmes Roundup Update.
Posted by Allison as Pregnant Celebrities at 10:38 AM UTC on May, 10 2006
Britney Spears showed up lastÂ night at a taping ofÂ theÂ Late Show with David Letterman.Â Despite the fact that you normally, celebrity or no, have to book an appearance on Letterman weeks in advance, the pregnant star was able to tell all that she’s pregnant again.Â Didn’t everyone already know that by now, Brit?
Spears walked onto the show, as her song My Prerogative was being played by the Late Show band, and stated she was indeed pregnant, yet again.Â “Don’t worry Dave, it’s not yours.”
“Oh. Well, I think that’s good news for both of us,” Letterman joked.Â “So, we’ve established now that you are in fact pregnant, is that right?”
“Yes, sir,” she replied with wild call & applause from the audience. Letterman then took Spears’ hand and kissed it and probably whispered something to the effect of, “Get out while you can, Britney.Â K-Fed is nothing but a no-good red neck and we could really have something beautiful together, you and I.”
Posted by Allison as TV Land Tid Bits & News at 11:37 AM UTC on May, 09 2006
In two weeks we’ll have to say goodbye for a while to our friendly TV show Lost.Â But never fear, the season finale is said to be incredible, the best of the best, that is if you believe co-creatorÂ J.J. Adams.Â Â Â
AbramsÂ filled the ear of theÂ New York Post this week and said that some murky plotlines will finally make sense and the season’s last episode will basically just blow your mind open.
Not to toot hisÂ own horn or anything, butÂ Abrams states, “The ending of this year in Lost blows the ending of last season out of the water.
“It’s an incredible finale. You’ll see what happens, but I can tell you that a lot of it has been there and been building from the beginning of this season. It’s not out of the blue, but what happens at the very end of this year, for me, it’s the greatest finale I have ever heard.”
Wow, maybe he is tooting his own horn a bit.Â