Saturday, June 23, 2007
"I know Patrick Dempsey has supported me by stating that if there is anyone that needs to be fired it is T.R. Knight."..............
"This is something that T.R. Knight has been trying to do and using the incident of the so-called F-word that was targeted at him, which is a flat out lie, to blackmail the writers into doing his bidding, and it's not working. The producers are not happy about it, and quite frankly, they all think that something has gone awfully awry with the stability of T.R. Knight. And I can freely say this now because I am no longer a Disney employee and I am no longer gagged. But everyone there, including the producers, all the way up to Touchstone, are very disappointed in the behavior of T.R. Knight."
"And let me be clear Keith. All of this I'm saying to you has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that he's gay. He came out October 19 as purely a tactical move to do exactly what it did, get public opinion in an outrage to lead them to believe that he is being picked on because he is gay. He could care less about the gay community." Full interview at Keithboykin.com
Never say that I don't report all sides! More reviews are being printed about Kelly Clarkson's "My December" CD and they are mostly positive. How will this affect sales?
Entertainment Weekly gives it a B+ saying "Recent management changes and her canceled tour have furthered the assumption that December must be a train wreck. It's not. There's real artistry blossoming on this, the boldest and best effort ever by an Idol star. " Full review at EW
Preston Jones from the Canadian paper Chronicle Herald writes "It’s hard to tell what effect this rabidly anticipated disc will have on her career. The build-up has been nothing sort of astonishing, as the blogs, newspapers, magazines and TV shows have pounced on every fresh development.....My December is a nakedly personal album, one that will stand as one of 2007’s most riveting mainstream releases. Full review at NSN
Jay Garrity the director of operations for the Mitt Romney campaign took a leave of absence yesterday. He took the leave because he is being investigated for identifying himself as a state trooper. He is also accused of telling New York Times reporter he had run his license plate, and was fined in 2004 for having illegal police equipment in his car. Garrity's attorney denies the charges. If this guy had so many accusations against him in the past, why did Romney still have him in his camp & have him at his side day to day? CNN
Friday, June 22, 2007
Kelly Clarkson says she's selfish and doesn't want babies. Will she survive clash with record company?
I give Kelly Clarkson credit for being honest and knowing what's best for her.
From Now :
'People tell me when you are 35 you will change your mind, but I don't think so,' she tells the Daily Mail. 'You have to be selfish in this career. I already give so much of my time, I don't know what's left to eke out. 'I would not be a good mother and a lot of people don't realise that until after they have kids.' The pain of childbirth also worries Kelly. 'People say giving birth is a miracle, but I think it sounds horrible,' she admits.
Meanwhile Greg Kot from the Chicago Tribune has an interesting article comparing Kelly to the Dixie Chicks. He also reviews Kelly's "My December" CD: "It's a smartly accomplished pop album, nothing more, nothing less, and it shows Clarkson is going to be around a bit longer than the 15 minutes allotted to even the most celebrated "Idols" contestants.Like the Dixie Chicks, she's probably going to take a hit at the box office. But like her fellow Texans, she's starting to earn something she once lacked: credibility.The key question then becomes: If sales dive, will Clarkson still insist on taking the high road? Or will she even have that choice? " Read the full article at The Chicago Tribune
From Fan Asylum :
June 21, 2007
Hello everyone. This is Steve Perry. As you are aware I have yet to launch my own web site and Fan Asylum is still the only credible site for official statements from me. Once again they have kindly allowed me to post this statement. It has been brought to my attention that there is a rumor circulating that I am reuniting with Journey. I want to go on record as saying that I have no such plans whatsoever to do that. What you have heard is only a rumor. I’m truly sorry for any disappointment this rumor may be causing.
I also would like to say that your faithfulness continues to warm my heart.
Thank you so very much,
Vince Young is angry at Pacman....I wouldn't want Vince mad at me. SI
Michelle Wie takes a break from the Men's circuit. Taipei Times
The DNA tests are in and Mel B says that the tests prove once and for all that Eddie Murphy is the father of her baby. Gosh, I hope Eddie can afford the child support payments.....
Eddie Murphy is the father of "Scary Spice" Melanie Brown's 2-month-old daughter, Brown's rep confirms to PEOPLE. The results of the DNA test, which Murphy took on June 11, were received by Brown on Thursday afternoon, says rep Liza Anderson. "He's the baby's father, it's official," says a source close to Brown. "The baby is undoubtedly, 110 percent his." People
I would be very skeptical of the idea of a new Fletch movie. But the idea that John Krasinski from "The Office" as the lead character is a very appealing idea. The guy is loved by all & if anyone should be the new "Fletch", it's Johnny boy!
The Office star John Krasinki is the hot favorite to play Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher in a new adaptation of Gregory McDonald's series of novels. A number of actors have been considered as successors to Chevy Chase - who played Fletch in two 1980s films - including Jason Lee, Ryan Reynolds and most recently Joshua Jackson.
But Krasinki admits he is in the running for the role. He tells MTV News, "My name was tossed around a little bit for the role, and it's something that (I might consider). I have no idea (if they'll cast me). I've been shooting a movie down in North Carolina, so I've kind of lost touch with who (else) is in the running. I read the script, and it is hilarious. It's just one of those things that is so terrifying, to step up and be in a role that was done so perfectly. I mean, Chevy Chase not only created that role, but he did it pretty damn well. So (playing that character) is a scary situation. I don't know what's going on with it right now, but I am sure whoever does it will be fantastic. You just have to have some guts to do that."-StarPulse
2 Duffs are better than 1! Celebrity Puke
Who is the famous heroin addict? Celbrity Smack
Elisha Cuthbert at Planet Hollywood. Hollywood Tuna
Keri Russell takes her baby for a walk. Just Jared
Eva Longoria sparkles in silver swimsuit. NewsToob
Do Not Mess With The Hoff! Notorious News
Penelope Cruz and John Mayer are a new couple. Right Celebrity
Who looks older Meg or Madonna? Seriously? OMG! WTF!
I remember Christine Lakin. Do you? The Evil Beet
Are Jordin and Blake from American Idol an item? TMZ
Quote of the day....Paris Hilton. We Love Celebs!
Cheney health problems. ABC
Third party candidates are....fun! MSNBC
Kelly is having am emotional meltdown as she watches her personal life and music career crumble. The report says Kelly suffers from constant crying jags and has packed on thirty-two pounds trying to soothe her loneliness with food, a report from David Perel's National Enquirer claims in this week's issue." Link
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Singer James Blunt has confessed to having a crush on super model Gisele. Unfortunately, when told about the crush, Gisele responded "Who is that? No I'm sorry, I have no idea who you're talking about." Ouch! Maybe she just didn't want to make boyfriend Tom Brady jealous...Starpulse
Looks like Kelly Clarkson fans won't be able to see Kelly on the American Idol tour this summer. Her camp & the pr rep for the tour are denying reports from Geno's World and Rolling Stone. It sounds to me like lower level workers threw the idea around & it was scraped before it reached the top. Read between the lines and decide for yourself.
From Access Hollywood:
ANOTHER 'MOMENT LIKE THIS' FOR KELLY?:A report posted on the music industry Web site GENO'S WORLD claims that Kelly Clarkson has been offered a "special cameo" appearance on this summer's "American Idol" tour. The report says that Kelly's response to the offer is "still up in the air," but Clarkson's rep tells Access Hollywood that the report is "not true." Furthermore, a Publicist for the "Idol" tour tells Access that this is the first she has heard of this, and that she has no idea where it is coming from. The "Idol" tour rumor comes on the heels of Kelly's announcement last week that her own summer tour has been canceled, with plans to embark on another tour in the future in a more “intimate concert environment.” While the "American Idol" tour may not be considered "intimate," Clarkson herself recently told Access that she does not wish to distance herself from the show that initially made her a star. "Everybody always thinks I try and separate myself [from "Idol"], she said. "I'm not at all -- I love very much where I came from."
Should Sammy Sosa be cheered for hitting HR #600? Sosa has been caught in the past cheating with a corked bat & is often rumored to be using steroids. ESPN
Kevin McHale says he is not shopping Kevin Garnett.....So, expect Garnett to be traded any moment. SI
Torry Holt hopes to come back strong for the Rams after surgery. Rams
Jason Wahler of "Laguna Beach" says that he's a new man. He hopes that his drinking days and arrest woes are behind him.
He told PEOPLE in their new issue, "I relate to Lindsay [Lohan]. because she's the same age as I am. I'm only 20. And to say that I can't drink ever again - even on my 21st birthday - is hard. But I don't care, as long as I'm healthy and happy" Exposay......................I tend to doubt the guy. But maybe it's just that I was always jealous his relationship with Lauren.....
Paris writes a letter to her fans. Celebrity Puke
Wes Craven sues Pauly Shore. Celebrity Smack
Jessica Biel GQ pictures are amazing! Egotastic
Rachel Bilson is refreshingly cute. Hollywood Tuna
Matt Damon & Jennifer Garner paddle boarding. Just Jared
Gisele is #1! NewsToob
Nicole Richie can't drive. Notorious News
Kelly Rowan is engaged to a billionaire. Right Celebrity
Peter Petrelli cut his hair! Seriously? OMG! WTF!
Jessica Simpson hits the gym. Splash
Kelly Clarkson gets locked out of her car. TMZ
The Christina Aguilera pregnancy debate continues. We Love Celebs!
Hillary Clinton's aides regroup. MSNBC
Will Bloomberg run? Time
Our Page 3 beauty is backing a mass one-hour switch-off tonight in a gesture to help beat global warming.
Keeley, 20, said: “If we work together we can massively reduce climate change. It takes very little effort to be green.”...........................SUN
Where's Al Gore? I'm sure he'd love to have Keeley standing next to him in his lectures about global warming. Gore/Keeley 2008?......
Idol Tour Invites Kelly Back: NY Post
Clarkson returns to American Idol: Boston Herald
In other Kelly Clarkson news, the singer's confession about her battles with bulimia have received quite a bit of coverage: Kelly Clarkson Battles Bulimia: Hollyscoop
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Gordon Ramsay of Hell's Kitchen sued for $1 million for allegedly falsifying scenes of reality series.
Hyde, who was formerly employed at Dillions, an Indian-American restaurant in Manhattan, alleges the chef was also responsible for staging incidents on the TV series, which sees the chef makeover struggling eateries in one week.
Hyde alleges Ramsay falsely claimed fresh meat was spoiled, defective items of furniture were used to imply Dillon's interior was shoddy, and actors were employed to pose as customers at the end of the makeover, in a bid to make the restaurant look busy..........Ramsay denies all the allegations. And yes, I'll still watch Hell's Kitchen....Starpulse
Val Kilmer does video games. Celebrity Puke
Ted Nugent is a funny dude! Celebrity Smack
Tyra Banks sex tape? I won't watch....really....Derek Hail
More Maria Menounous. Egotastic
Jessica Biel is still stalking Justin. NewsToob
Hugh Hefner wants Paris to pose for Playboy. Right Celebrity
Tom Cruise is evil. But his kid is cute! Seriously? OMG! WTF!
Chachi is 45 and single! TMZ
Hillary, Bill, Journey and the Sopranos!! Woohoo! (Click on video)Hillary
Scooter doesn't want to go to jail. ABC
Jimmy Carter is still fighting. Time
OZZY and SHARON OSBOURNE have revealed that son JACK once bedded jailbird PARIS HILTON.
The pair outed Jack’s secret when I caught up with them in Ozzy’s dressing room before last night’s triumphant Wembley Arena gig.
And I’d imagine the air (or should that be heir) will be bluer than normal when Jack hears his parents have blabbed about the time he, er, checked into the Hilton.
Ozzy said: “Paris was always hanging around our house. I’m not sure if she was a friend of KELLY or AMY — which one was it, Sharon?”
Sharon looked a bit sheepish and stumbled over her words as she replied: “She was Jack’s, erm, friend.” Ozzy’s jaw dropped and he exclaimed: “He didn’t shag her, did he? Well done, my son!” SUN
My earlier post on Kelly Clarkson received some heated responses from some Clarkson fans. I can understand that Kelly has some passionate fans who are 100% behind the singer. But, let's face facts. Fighting with your label & mogul Clive Davis isn't smart. Not having your record company behind your new release is bordering on stupidity. Her tour is cancelled and her single has been a disappointment. Clarkson has had a tough month & her career is in jeopardy. Due to some courageous, yet career threatening choices, Kelly's future looks bleak.
Here's just a small sample of what everyone is buzzing about:
Kelly Clarkson's rough patch continues. Rolling Stone
Kelly's sales are a little idle. "Never Again," the first single from the "My December" CD due out next Tuesday, has made barely a ripple on local radio compared to her previous hits. "We're disappointed," says Tom Poleman, program director of WHTZ (100.3 FM). "She's been a core artist for us with her last several records. She's been a big part of the revitalization of top 40.
"We're still playing 'Never Again,' but the listeners don't seem very excited about it. It's done okay, not great."
"We played it for a while and finally dropped it," says Tom Cuddy, vice president of WPLJ (95.5 FM). "Listener response just wasn't there." NY Daily News
Count Your Blessings: Kelly Newsflash, Kelly: Corporate America made you. Corporate America fostered you. Millions of Americans who play into the hands of Corporate America molded you into a star. I don't see indie-rock, singing/songwriting wannabes being pumped out of the well-oiled American Idol machine anytime soon, so stop being so emo already. You're talented, and yes, may be able to successfully reinvent yourself. But for all of our sakes, stop being such a brat. Stater Online
Kelly Clarkson's industry suicide: Looks like Kelly Clarkson has committed music industry hari-kari by biting the hand that fed her. Kelly, after two successful CD's has become the all knowing, all-powerful OZ. From being a waitress to best selling music artist has transformed her into a music business expert. The Spoof
Kelly Clarkson's Album hits internet early: Clarkson, however, is not a very experienced lyricist. So the pain she is trying to convey on "My December" is often not very effectively rendered. Unlike confessional songwriters like Carly Simon or even Alanis Morissette, Clarkson doesn't have a grasp of metaphor. She is more of an in-your-face songwriter. She also doesn't know when to stop beating a dead horse..... It's clear she's mad, bitter and resentful. But a lot of it seems like high school whining. Isn't art supposed to be about something more than this? Fox
Poor Ticket sales cause Kelly Clarkson to cancel arena tour: But the first single from "My December," the angry rock song "Never Again," was not a huge hit, and while it peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard chart, it quickly fell from the top 10 and is now at No. 17 Ny News
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sean McAdam examines the AL East race. Boston fans are still waking up from 1978 dreams screaming "Yaz popped out!!!!" ESPN
Pacman Jones nonsense continues. SI
Tiger Woods announces the birth of his daughter. The kid can probably swing a club already....Tiger Woods
White Stripes fans are dedicated! Celebrity Puke
Obama girl does Maxim. Celebrity Smack
John Travolta says drugs are to blame for VT shooting. dlisted
Maria Menunous and her fabulous cleavage. HollywoodTuna
Danielle Llyod looks fabulous to me! NewsToob
Keri Russell has a boy. Right Celebrity
Suri gets same haircut as mommy Katie. Seriously? OMG! WTF!
Ashlee Simpson goes shopping. Splash
Rosie wants to be Bob Barker. TMZ
Fergie at TRL. We Love Celebs!
Bill will campaign with Hillary in Iowa. MSNBC
Obama blames staff for screw up....again. ABC