Sunday, May 29, 2016

Top 10 Stories of The Week

10. Last week's Top 10 Stories of The Week

9. The first satirical article: Donald Trump Names John Miller as VP

8. The Second Satirical Article: Hillary Clinton Asks Kate McKinnon To Replace Her

7. You all really love Hunk Of The Week: Cristiano Ronaldo

6. There was Drama in The Bachelorette House...Already

5. People really think It's About Time For Another Justin Bieber Nude Pic

4. As predicted The Johnny Depp Divorce Is About To Be Ugly

3.  Here are some of Tamar Braxton's Career Values

2. The drama got REAL intense: Tamar Braxron Leaves The Real, Drama Ensues

1. Soaps return to the top with a Crisis at General Hospital

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton Asks Kate McKinnon To Replace Her

Hillary Clinton's email scandal erupted this week. Lots of finger pointing and claiming of wrong doing was a real distraction from the coronation of Hil becoming our next President. Don't worry though, amid all of this she still found time to show up on Ellen. Kate McKinnon was also there, Hillary got an awesome idea. She would simply disappear and let Kate deal with everything.

Much of Kate's Saturday Night Live screen time this past season was devoted to her impersonation of the presumptive Democratic nominee. In one episode they appeared together in a scene. It finally dawned on Hillary that she might need to do some behind the scenes maneuvering, so she said to Kate: "Since you look like me and people already think you're me, want to take my place on the campaign trail?" Kate tried to explain the nature of comedy and satire but Hillary pished poshed it away.

"Listen, America thinks we're one and the same. There's nothing illegal about you pretending to be me, while I go talk to Barack about making this whole email thing go away." When Kate rolled her eyes and did an Ellen impression, Hillary got visibly annoyed. "Not now Ellen! I'm trying to convince Kate to be me!" Kate gave up and tried to walk away but Bill was there and ready to flirt with her.

While Kate did not take Hillary up on her offer to replace her, Hillary is still hopeful that people will think she's funny. She says she knows that SNL is a great place to soften a politician's edges and make the public adore them, so she's hoping the more Kate impersonates her, the more people will want to vote for her because they think that is her.

If not she has another condiment that she always keeps with her. Ketchup. The road to the White House will be paved with ketchup if Kate doesn't pull in enough voters for her.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Crisis At General Hospital

First a confession, I haven't been watching soaps the way I used to. Ever since Hulu decided that Hollyoaks wasn't an important part of their roster, I'm too scared to invest. That being said I still check in with General Hospital every once in a while. I need to see what my Carly is up to and if she finally left Sonny (Spoiler Alert: She hasn't). For the most part the soaps haven't had much backstage gossip. That's why I haven't really written about them much. GH though has changed all of that.

It all started with newly minted Emmy Winner Tyler Christopher. Word is that contract negotiations are very tense and are coming down to the wire. Since Tyler's character Nikolas is involved in a heavy, front burner story there is no way to write him out for a while. So the producers decided to go with an emergency recast in the form of Nick Stabile, Jamey Giddens from Daytime Confidential writes that word is Tyler "....asked to take some time off for personal reasons. This recast is viewed as a short-term situation by all concerned." Makes sense but this isn't the first time that Prince Nik has been recast after an agreement couldn't be reached with Tyler. Coltin Scott took over the role in 1999 and stayed until Tyler returned in 2003. 

Another character who is not immune to being recast is Maxie. Kirsten Storms has been with GH since 2005, but had to take a small leave for a medical issue early on in her tenure. Word is that she will again be vacating the role on a temporary basis. Former Days Of Our Lives star Molly Burnett is reported to be the frontrunner to take over for Kirsten, though that has fans hopping mad. Many are suggesting that the powers that be should just send Maxie out of town to see her daughter, rather than recast. Especially since she has a much anticipated front burner love triangle coming up. 

For the uninitiated in GH's world, Maxie is currently paired with Ryan Paevey's Nathan. The pairing has been lukewarm at best for the show, but has enough fans to justify keeping the couple front and center. So like any good soap opera, TPTB gave Nathan a never before heard of wife, who will show up in the form of former One Life To Live star Bree Williamson. Many fans were pleased with the news but some were a little skeptical about yet another OLTL cast member joining GH, which they feel is already cast heavy. 

With two emergency recasts of veteran actors in one week, there is no way that this can be viewed as anything but a crisis. Things happen, everyone knows that but when two of the most stable and popular actors in a roster both need to have emergency recasts in the same week, it's time for the bigger bosses to take a look at what's going on with the producers at the show. Especially just hours after announcing that they landed a "big get" for a storyline that could go either way with the fans. Is there a budgetary issue going on or are the producers trying to see how fans would react to seeing someone else playing their favorite characters? Alas we may never know the answer to that but as one intrepid fan said: "The behind the scenes drama is much more interesting than anything happening on screen." 

What do you think of these recasts?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Johnny Deep Divorce Is About To Be Ugly

This is the kind of story that I can really sink my teeth into. No, I do not hate love or anything like that. And while I am not a Johnny Depp fan, it's not because he isn't talented like a certain Armenian who used a sex tape to become famous. Instead his movie role choices leave me befuddled and wondering what in the world is wrong with him. Then there was him leaving his girlfriend of many, many years for Amber Heard. For her it made sense, an A list actor with money but what was he getting out of the deal? Please don't try to sell me on the love angle because no.

The reason I say that love did not enter the equation is because Amber filed for divorce three days after Johnny's mom passed away. No matter how that cake is sliced, that is not only cold hearted but just downright rude. If you love someone or had any love for that person, you give them time to grieve without having to go through a very public divorce. Here's where people try to tell me that divorce happens all the time and that if the press didn't pay them any attention then it wouldn't be public. Bull. These people choose to live their lives in the public eye and they know that there is no such thing as privacy, especially in a break up.

Another way that proves this marriage wasn't about love is that Amber went straight for the wallet. In the divorce papers that she filed, she flat out stated that she wants spousal support. This comes just months after she landed in the new Aquaman movie. If she's making a bunch of her own money, why does she need Johnny's? Because that was the point of marrying him in the first place. Also there was no prenup in place, so she could theoretically get half of his fortune.

Of course Johnny being as rich as he is, has hired one of the best lawyers in the business. Laura Wasser, who helped Britney get away from Kevin Federline. She has already filed a motion asking the Judge to dismiss the spousal support, and word is that she is going to go at Amber hard. Over the past few years there have been many blind items about Johnny's eccentric ways, including not wanting to shower or take care of other hygiene. Yet it seems pretty odd that he wouldn't have a prenup written and signed.

This leads me to think that they were the subject of a blind item about a celeb couple not really being married. I tried to find it via google but nothing is coming up. From what I remember it was a Blind Gossip blind, and it said that almost nobody was at the wedding because it didn't happen. The couple was never legally wed, they just wanted some attention. Johnny had a movie, Mortdecai, coming out and needed the extra press for it.

Expect a slew of blind item reveals to hit the web in the upcoming days. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tamar Braxton Career Values

On Monday I predicted that we would hear more about the firing of Tamar Braxton from The Real. Now my hypothesis has been proven, and the tea is being spilled faster than Lipton can make it. In the post from Monday I dismissed B. Scott's report that Tamar wasn't testing well, I was wrong. Well at least wrong about dismissing the theory altogether, I should know where there's smoke there's fire.

The first mistake Tamar made was going on Dancing With The Stars. It was during that time when Producers figured out that she wasn't as important to the cast as everyone originally thought. The ratings stayed steady or went up, depending on who the guest host for the day was. Being savvy that these are savvy Hollywood people, this led them to run tests to see what people thought about her. A source told the Daily Mail 'While she was on Dancing with the Stars producers realized the show could survive without her. It was peaceful on set, as the other four ladies are quite easy to work with, and the ratings maintained and at times, went up depending on whom was guest co-hosting the show,' See if she hadn't taken that time off, she might still be part of the cast. 

So why would they want to get rid of her? Frankly she wasn't professional and the educated viewers thought she set black women back. "The focus group research showed that most educated and working women did not identify with Tamar's show vernacular and her use of words known to be popular among drag queens and some gay men - phrases like 'get your life,' 'where they do that at,' 'have several seats.'" Those people can have several seats, as we all know gay men are one of the targets that most businesses want to hit. However I can see how rolling your eyes and neck on air may not necessarily be the way to endear yourself to an audience. 

Also not endearing is throwing diva fits behind the scenes. During a game segment, Tamar got really angry because she was losing. WTF? "It was an ugly scene. Pinterest was sponsoring the segment and Tamar was genuinely upset she was losing the game. She really acted out during the taping in front of the studio audience and then exploded behind the scenes once the show was done." I'm one of the most competitive people around and even I don't get mad when I lose. Well when I lose a game at work I don't lose my cool. 

Also of note, Tamar has been dropped by her record label. Her current release has done just a fraction of what her previous releases have done, so Epic Records decided that she wasn't as valuable as she thought. What will she do next? Well she always have her reality shows like Braxton Family Values and Tamar and Vince to fall back on. For now. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Drama In The Bachelorette House...Already

It goes without saying that I don't watch reality shows, they just don't do anything for me. With that out of the way, how crazy is it that the new season of The Bachelorette has barely started and there is already all sorts of drama among the men vying for JoJo Fletcher's heart? These are grown adults acting like it's high school all over again. Santa Evita, they are throwing insults at each other like they're auditioning to be a guest star on Gossip Girl.

So from what I have gathered the premise of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette is that the title person, in this case JoJo, gets to make out with a bunch of strangers. I used to call that a Saturday night and I never got a rose for it. With the season that kicked off last night, JoJo gave her first rose to Jordan Rodgers. For those of you who don't know, Jordan is the younger brother of NFL star Aaron Rodgers. Jordan was awarded the first impression rose (whatever the hell that means) and the other bros in the mansion were not pleased with it.

Apparently the 'bros before hos' line is only good when there isn't cameras around. Because the guys went after Jordan pretty damn hard. "You're a 27-year-old failed football player. You've done nothing with your life other than throw a piece of leather," Damn, and I thought that the women were mean. There needs to be a movie called Mean Dudes because clearly that would be a hit movie, especially if you could get Zac Efron to shed his clothes. That reminds me, I have a script to write later, I guess reality shows are good for something. 

Also adding to the tension is that Jordan doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. In the previews for the upcoming season, Jojo is shown in a bikini with her legs wrapped around Jordan. My guess is that ABC told her to keep him on for as long as possible because he has some name recognition and his brother will probably shill the show on social media for as long as his younger sib is on. You know it's all about the ratings. 

This was first reported by TMZ

Monday, May 23, 2016

Tamar Braxton Leaves The Real, Drama Ensues

What is it with talk shows being a hotbed of drama lately?  First Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa gave us some Whatever Happened To Baby Jane drama, and not the women of The Real are bringing it big time. At the center of what is sure to be a big story this week is Tamar Braxton, who will not continue on the show after it's current season.

After a quick google search it seems like The Real is a knock off of The Talk which is a knock off of The View. The other cohosts include Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeanni Mai, Loni Love, and Adrienne Bailon. So the show released this statement yesterday about Tamar not being employed by them anymore, "‘The Real’ and Tamar Braxton have mutually decided that Tamar will not be continuing with the show for its upcoming third season. She will be leaving in order to concentrate on her solo career. Everyone associated with ‘The Real’ appreciates Tamar’s efforts and the contributions she has made to the show’s success, and we wish her all the best for the future." Pretty standard stuff there, very PC. This statement is where Ambien goes when it can't sleep at night.

And of course it isn't the truth either. No production company is going to trash one of it's outgoing hosts. Especially when it's unclear whether said host will be on air or what they will say via social media. Yes we will get to that in a minute. B. Scott added fuel to the fire by revealing a little of what they know. "Tamar Braxton just got fired from ‘The Real.’ She wasn’t reading too well with the audience and sales people didn’t find her to be a good fit with advertisers. Also, production found her too difficult to deal with..." So that makes a little more sense. Money makes the world go round and if something is clogging the financial pipeline then of course it needs to be cleared out. 

Yet money is not the only thing that seems to be a factor here. On Instagram, Tamar unfollowed all of her colleagues with the exception of Tamera. Which everyone knows is the millennial equivalent of flipping someone off and saying I hate you. That wasn't enough though, so she captioned a picture with this little warning to someone: "I love u all but I have been stabbed in the back by someone I stupidly trusted ( not my man or my sisters) I am not about to be tried and tested to snitch (👀) and it's not in good taste to tell you who...... but as #tamartians you are very smart and can figure things out on your own. But know that every one who smiles in your face is NOT your friend and is NOT cheering for you and will LIE and try and tear u down to TRY and dim your light. Thank GOD HE HOLDS MY FUTURE AND MY HAND! (Remember who u are)....I am Tamar Braxton. And if you thought for 1 sec u played me.....In the late great prince and the amazing Beyoncé voice you PLAYED yourself😂 to God be the Glory and I will be taking a short break from ALL social media...until then️ yourself and WATCH YOUR BACK ( I put this picture up cause this is the embrace I got from my sister and best friend that she ALWAYS gives when she knows I've been had)" You know she made more references to people in one paragraph than I do in an entire post, clearly I need to step up my game. Also I love how melodramatic this is, note to Michael Strahan this is how you leave a show. 

So who was Tamar's post aimed at? All signs point to Adrienne. In a thinly veiled blind item, CDAN explains a little more about what happened. Allegedly Adrienne "just threw her talk show co-host under a big big bus and then backed it up..." The question though is how did she back that bus up? Come on we want the good stuff. That will be how the story unfolds during the week. Yes I will be following it. 

Anyways, there's more. Apparently Adrienne was about to be canned before the whole bus throwing stuff happened. Again this story will be developing throughout the week. Here is what we know right now. From CDAN: Adrienne "gets to keep her job but the co-host has been fired." So this feud between the women must have been simmering for months under the surface. 

Did anyone know that Tamar was a singer? Since it's Music Monday here's Let Me Know ft Future

The truth is I still prefer Toni to Tamar. It's kind of like Tamar is the Tito to Toni's Michael. 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Top 10 Stories of The Week

10. You all really love Hunk of The Week: Cristiano Ronaldo

9. Fans of Castle are still upset: Nathan Fillion Damages Reputation With Silence

8. The first Satirical article on this site: Donald Trump Names John Miller As VP

7. Last Weeks Top 10 Stories of The Week

6. People really wanted to know The Inside Story of Zac Efron's Break Up

5. After news of Margot Robbie's new stand alone superhero movie, fans wondered Will Women Save DCEU?

4. Three weeks, And people are still saying It's About Time For Another Justin Bieber Nude Pic

3. This one was painful to write because Celine Dion Shares Her Grief Publicly

2. After an epic rant Kanye West Gets Banned From Ellen

1. This week saw a sitcom star get into a controversy and become the top story of the week: Patricia Heaton's Abortion Controversy

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Donald Trump Names John Miller As VP

This election cycle has been one of the weirdest in recent memory. Who knew that the Orange Pumpkin once known for the phrase 'You're Fired' would be a breath away from moving into the White House. It's about to get weirder because Donald Trump has chosen his running mate and it will come as no surprise to people who know him. Trump has chosen his publicist John Miller.

Now sure some 'thinking people' and perhaps 'fact checkers' will say that Miller was a persona Trump created to talk about himself. But Trump supporters love the idea that he can play both roles, constitution be damned. This is a man who amassed a 4 billion dollar net worth with a simple 1 million dollar loan from his father. He is a self made man, so certainly he can be President and Vice President, as long as there are different names attached to the personas.

Plus Hillary will choose someone like Bernie Sanders to be her VP. So conventional, so establishment that Hillary is. Doesn't she know that laws were made for the poor? Trump has every right to name whoever he wants as his VP and there is no one that can stop him. Sure, he could have asked Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio or Chris Christie but none of them had ever had their own show! Can you imagine the scandal and disgrace his campaign would face by asking someone who spent their life working up to the moment when it was announced that they had won the election? The horror.

Campaign insiders did say that they looked into Kim Kardashian to be Trump's running mate. There was one concern with her though. No it wasn't the sex tape, that was going to be a selling point for the campaign. One of the tagline thrown about was "Hillary Won't Go Down, But Kim Will!". The biggest problem with Kim was that people thought she was one of Trump's mistresses, even his own wife wasn't sure if they were sleeping together or not. Plus she wasn't Trump, so she got passed on.

Then Trump called a meeting with his staffers and told them about John Miller and everyone clapped. "It'll be yuuugggge!" He declared, earning a standing ovation. He continued, "Anyone who doesn't love this idea hates America, are Mexican, and are losers." Mr. Trump is expected to announce his pick for VP soon.

Now the pressure is on for Hillary to make her choice. Will she go the traditional route and choose an outside person or will she choose Jane Johnson, her alter ego?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Kanye West Gets Banned From Ellen

There is an art to the talk show interview. The host asks some banal question and the guest tells a funny/heartwarming/sweet love anecdote. After which, the audience goes wild. Afterwards there is a little press and chatter about what the guest said. Even though Kanye West has been in the game for a while, he obviously does not know how the dance goes because on yesterday's Ellen he went on a 7 minute rant about.... Well to be honest I'm not sure what he was going on. After what happened though, he will not be allowed back on Ellen's show.

For years there have been rumors that Ellen was a control freak behind the scenes. However her public persona of being the kind, quick witted, wonderful person has persevered. In fact, her talk show has become the go to place for rehabilitating ones image. In the case of Kanye though, his appearance just reinforced the public's perception that he is off his rocker. Some would say that he is a few sandwiches short of a picnic but that requires thinking that he has sandwiches.

After the show, Ellen was very displeased. Normally she would have sat down with her producers and had a conversation about what went wrong with the guest. However Kanye had her so agitated and mad that she screamed at everyone in sight! According to Blind Gossip, Ellen yelled at the producers "...and said that it was their job to prep the guest in pre-interview and to make it clear that the Q&A was only going to be short answers and humor and that they didn’t want him going off on some rant and that they obviously failed to do that." Some online are arguing that Ellen should have controlled the situation herself, she has loads of experience and awards to prove that she is good at what she does. Here's why I disagree though. she has to do a ton of prep for the entire show, not just one segment. The Producers needed to coach Kanye or at the very least warn Ellen about what could happen. 

Ellen's yelling rant went on for a while. She was really pissed that Kanye "Hijacked the show" for what she and many others considers a "psychotic rant". Finally after the steam had left her, she headed to the dressing room. Ellen laid down the law, “I don’t ever want to see that f*cker or anyone from that entire f*cking family on my show ever again!” It's honestly not likely that the entire Kardashian family will stay banned from Ellen, they've always enjoyed a good relationship with the hostess. However Staff has already sworn to Ellen that Kanye will never appear on her stage again.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Patricia Heaton's Abortion Controversy

Ladies and gentleman get your pitchforks out and be ready for some controversy. There is no way that this post will be as controversial as the one I did on Prince having AIDS, but the conversation will be stirred a little. Abortion is one of those issues, where you already know where you stand and nothing will change your mind, except maybe your own life experience. Apparently nobody told The Middle star Patricia Heaton that though. The Emmy winner tweeted out a message about being Pro-Life and the internet is having a meltdown over it.

So as we all know by now, social media is not always a celebrities friend. It can get people into a lot of trouble, but it also gives us naked pictures of hot guys so it all works out. Patricia Heaton decided to use her platform to promote Northwest Center. From what I can gather from their Facebook page, they are a charitable organization that helps mothers keep their babies. Here is the tweet that has caused so much controversy: "Choose, celebrate, support Life! Thanks Northwest Center!" Simple, elegant and yes Pro-life. 

Why does this surprise people? From what I know of Ms. Heaton, she is a very outspoken Republican/Conservative (sorry Sarah, I still don't know the difference). While I never gave her stance on such things much thought, it does stand to reason that she does not believe in abortion. There are people who are saying that she should have kept her opinion to herself and are threatening to boycott her show. There are too many things wrong with this but let me start with the boycott. By boycotting her show, you are not only hurting her but the other cast and crew members of that show. Also why would you want to ruin her career over a disagreement? If I ruined the career of every person I have had a disagreement with, I would have no time to write. 

While personally I do not agree with Patricia, I respect her right to have it and voice it. As human beings, that is something that we should all do. The best things about her tweet is that there was no disrespecting the people who are pro-choice. Rather she asked that life be celebrated. Why in the world is she getting slack for that? Leonardo DiCaprio doesn't get flack every time he talks about Global Warming. Nobody threatens to boycott his movies, instead he is nominated/wins an Oscar. Not only does Patricia deserve the same treatment but she should be praised for not resorting to nasty rhetoric to get her point across. 

Ms. Heaton I salute you, even if I disagree with your position. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Will Women Save DC's Extended Universe?

Girl power and all that other Spice Girl stuff! DC Comic Properties and Warner Brothers are desperately trying to find a way to separate itself from Marvel. The latter has put out a stream of hot blockbusters like the recently released Captain America: Civil War. After The Dark Knight trilogy, DC and Warner's made some stand alone films. However greed or something got in the way and they wanted to compete with Marvel, so they decided to try a little experiment called DC Extended Universe (DCEU) which is supposed to the Pepsi to Marvel Cinematic Universe's (MCU) Coke. The problem is that it's not competing very well. How can execs save DCEU?

The answer was not with Batman vs Superman. While the film made a boatload of cash, the fans and critics hated it. Seriously I was the only one who walked out of the theater thinking that I had just saw a great movie. Something I stand by, although Henry Cavill should have been shirtless for at least a few scenes. Work on that. Most fans were OK with Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne but they were unimpressed with his work as Batman. It seems contradictory but these are characters that fans have grown to love over a long period of time, so what do you expect?

One of the unexpected things about BvS was that neither one of the male leads were the main draw to the movie. The biggest reason why people wanted to see the movie was Gal Gadot's take on Wonder Woman. The comments from my theater were unanimous that she was the best part of the movie and everybody wanted to see her in her own film. As it so happens, DC/Warner's had already decided that she was getting her own movie and that it would be released in 2017. Everybody wins with that.

The biggest winner will be DCEU though. One thing that they have that MCU has neglected to even attempt to do as of yet is launch a solo female movie. With Wonder Woman coming out before MCU launches a Black Widow, this puts DCEU ahead of the curve. How do you hire Scarlett Johansson and not give her a solo movie? I'm not her biggest fan but even I know she's a bankable star. Maybe she would be a better fit for DCEU, where she could thrive.

Like Margot Robbie is. This summer she will be seen as Harley Quinn for the first time in Suicide Squad. While filming, she came up with an idea for another movie with her character as one of the leads. That movie will reportedly be built around the female heroes and villains of the DC comics. It also puts DCEU way ahead of Marvel in terms of female driven movies. While Marvel can continue catering to the guys, DC will finally find a foothold with the ladies and challenge the other universe for supremacy.

As the old saying goes, never send men in to do a ladies job.

And because I can here's Wannabe by the Spice Girls

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Celine Dion Shares Her Grief Publicly

For a very long time, it seemed like Celine Dion was going to be a modern day Job. Yes this is a bible reference. Her husband of more than 20 years Rene Angelil died and then just a few days later, her beloved brother passed away. It was not a good time to be the Grammy winner. Most people would retreat away from everything and hide away for the rest of their lives, but Celine isn't most people. She is opening up about the loss that she suffered and offering courage to her fans. 

I lost one of my homemade peanut butter cups and stayed in all weekend. Celine loses the love of her life and does an interview with People, getting the cover. This is why she is so much more successful than I am. She gives one of the most honest quotes that has been seen from a celebrity: "You know what, I'm 48 years old and I lost the love of my life. I miss him a lot from when he was great but not when he was suffering," There is sure to be some nitwit who tries to make some kind of scandal out of this but whoever it is, shouldn't. Why would someone want to see their significant other or any loved one suffer? It makes no damned sense. 

Of course death doesn't have to make sense. It effects every one of us, and we still don't know how to process it. Celine certainly didn't, which should make us all feel better. One of the quotes that really struck me was when she talked about hope. "We were living in hope, knowing that there's no hope," That is one of the most profound things that I have ever read in my life. It has to be hard to try and stay positive when you know that death is coming sooner rather than later. 

 My belief has always been that a dying person knows that the grim reaper is near. Celine backs that up with what she says about how Rene knew his time was up. "There were times when I was very, very scared and he'd write me 'The end is near, I feel it.' I would go back and say, 'How can you say that? Are you in more pain?' Now I know it's possible for someone dying to feel when it comes." This made me tear up and there's not even an onion near me. Usually I'm not a crier but this interview is worth the read, especially if there are more tasty morsels from the Canadian Chanteuse

If you want to see what I looked like when I lost that peanut butter cup, here's a good example:

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Inside Story of Zac Efron's Break Up

I can hear you all yelling at me that Zac Efron dumped his 'girlfriend' Sami Miro two weeks ago and this is cold tea. Let me tell you this, I don't cover anything that doesn't excite me and isn't hot. So what makes this so hot? Well first of all, Sami wasn't Zac's real girlfriend. That's not exactly groundbreaking news but what will be shocking is that Sami was behind some of Zac's social media scandals and she overplayed her importance to Zac and his reputation.

First as we already established, Sami was not a real girlfriend. Nor was she a friends with benefits type of thing from the reports I've seen. Instead she was nothing more than an employee. Most of the people who read this site are very well versed in gossip terms like beard. For those that aren't basically a beard is a fake girlfriend, usually to hide a man's sexuality. To make things look real, the beard is given a job. In Sami's case, she was in charge of Zac's social media. That is until she made him seem like an insensitive twat with a tweet about MLK Day and 10 million Instagram followers. Our friends over at Blind Gossip revealed: "Efron had given her access to his social media accounts to give her a “job” for which she would be paid. She was just really dumb about it." It's the easiest job in the world! Sami got paid a lot of money, got to go on exotic vacations, and got to see Zac shirtless up close and personal but she decided to act like a Kardashian. 

By act like a Kardashian, I don't mean put out a sex tape and hope for fame. Trust me if someone put out a Zac Efron sex tape, I would buy all of the copies. All of them. No she kept pushing for more, she wanted the ring and the wedding planning stories. In fact, Sami wanted that so much that she had her team plant fake stories in the media about it. Instead of bringing Zac closer, it pushed him away. Imagine that. Here is what BG has to say: "Miro’s team released that self-serving engagement item. Efron didn’t like it. He backed off of permission for more articles." Same thing happened when I tried to shop around stories that I was engaged to Channing Tatum and in line to be Kelly Ripa's next co-host. Reporters started asking questions like "Who are you?" and "How did you get in here?" Nosy reporters. If they asked these things of me, why not ask Sami the same things?

Sami did what any good schemer would do, she got into his social media accounts. This did not make Zac happy and he threw a fit about it. "Zac hit the roof and told his publicists that he was DONE!" BG writes. To be fair, I get mad when anyone touches my phone, so for her to go on his social media accounts after he asked her not to is a huge violation. After all of this, the contract was terminated and we get a nice little blurb about how Zac is too busy with work to have a relationship. That's like me saying I am too busy to have a glass of vodka, I mean does one have anything to do with the other? 

Here is the most tantalizing piece of the puzzle, but it's a cliffhanger. BG says that they know more but aren't willing to say anything about it just yet. "While we know a lot more about Zac Efron, we don’t have any further comments about him at this time." Now for those of us that are real pros when it comes to gossip, we know that this means they have some juicy stories about him. Along with the fact that Sami was not a real girlfriend, it is almost safe to conclude that the boy is a friend of Britney. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Nathan Fillion Damages Reputation With Silence

Did you hear that Castle was cancelled on Thursday? If you didn't you must have been living under a rock, because the news was blasted everywhere. Even my 2 year old nephew was like "Uncle, Castle was cancelled..." Why didn't I cover the story yesterday? Because I was waiting on reaction from Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion. The funny thing is that Nathan still hasn't said anything about it and it is hurting his image.

Let's start at the beginning. Last month  it was announced that Stana would not be part of a potential season 9. Fans of the show melted down and threatened never to watch again. Attention was also paid to the fact that Nathan had signed a new one year pact to continue in his role. This made fans madder than Shonda Rhimes when one of her shows isn't picked up. Seriously they went after ABC hard and called them out for canning one of the most important cast members.

Then came Bloodbath Thursday when almost every bubble show was cancelled. Stana almost immediately put out a statement saying what a blessing the show had been and how much she loved her costars. Nathan did not follow suit and fans started painting him as an ungrateful diva. And trust me if you read the comment section on any Castle story, there will be some nasty comments about him.

Although those are to as bad as what was happening between Nathan and Stana on set. Even People, which usually tries to put a positive spin on everything, reported that there was tension on set. A source told them: "The two were basically not speaking to each other if it wasn't in character," You know things are bad when coworkers won't even speak to one another. No matter how bad things got at any of my former jobs, we were always professional until someone left. After that all bets are off. 

Update with Nathan's Message: After more than 24 hours of silence, Nathan finally released a statement. After a few jokes about being unemployed and asking fans to embrace each new venture as 'fresh' he wrote a heartfelt message: "All things must end. It has been an honor working with the men and women of Castle. I am truly amazed at what we've done. Thank you all." Will it be enough to satisfy irate fans?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Nikki Finke Teases Deadline Return

There are a lot of people that I admire. Edward R Murrow, Ronan Farrow, Barb
ra Walters to name just a few of them. However there are two writers that really have been influential over my writing. They wrote about the same thing, but very differently. One you guys already know is the late, great Jackie Collins and the other is Nikki Finke. I wish I had half the balls that woman has, she shoots straight from the hip and offers no apologies. After a very testy and nasty separation from Deadline just over 2 1/2 years ago, Nikki Finke has opened the door ever so slightly about a return.

In late October of 2013, Jay Penske had Nikki locked out of the website she had founded. The events that transpired after that were the stuff of Hollywood legend. Arguments, public accusations and insults, and a lengthy arbitration case followed. When it was over, all of the parties involved seemed to be ready to wash their hands of one another for good.

That is until yesterday when Nikki wrote her first article for Deadline since everything went down. It was a retrospective, celebrating her site's 10 year anniversary. It's a well written, beautiful piece with just enough snark to make fans miss the woman. In a very odd move for her, she declines to speak the truth about her exit. "I won’t talk about my leaving Deadline except to say this: nothing ever stays the same, and sometimes shit just happens. Besides, that Funny Or Die video about the two of us covered it. Most importantly, all is forgiven." If I had more information, her leaving Deadline would make for a great follow up to Good Morning, Drama. However I don't and she made a good point, things happen and it's best to just move on with it. 

Then Nikki dropped a huge bomb, almost like a cliffhanger. She opened the door for her epic return to Hollywood journalism. The last lines of her essay just dangle there, leaving commenters to question whether she is really going to come back or not. "while Deadline is very different from what I created, it’s thriving as an integral part of the entertainment establishment. The bigger question is: can it withstand my re-entry?" Since she left Deadline, Nikki has been dabbling in fiction with her new website but there is no way that she would introduce that nugget without something being up. It's just a matter of time before Niki reveals what her master plan is, and it almost certainly involves returning to journalism, probably Hollywood as her beat, the question is where will she end up? The end of the piece is all about making nice with her former boss but that could be Nikki playing coy. and gaining the legal ground that she needs. 

Time and time again in the Deadline piece, she talk about not wanting a boss. How her new website is perfect because she doesn't have to answer to anyone. If the non-compete clause is almost over, which it should be, Nikki could very well be launching her own site again. This time though there will be Hell to pay for anyone who crosses her. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Frozen 2: Kelly and Michael

"Just Go, Just go, don't want you in my sight anymore" (sing that to the tune of Let it Go by Idina Menzel) and this is what Kelly Ripa is singing to her soon to be former co-host Michael Strahan. Ever since it was announced that Michael would be leaving Live! to join Good Morning, America full time, things have not been very friendly between the pair. As his final day approaches though, it seems like things are taking a page straight out of the Disney vault and they are trying to audition for the sequel to Frozen.

We all remember how Kelly infamously took unscheduled time off to process Michael leaving. Then came story after story after story about how rocky the relationship between them was before the announcement. Apparently things are so much worse, though they are both doing their best to be professional on air. Well minus a few digs that Kelly has gotten in on Michael but you know, that could just be to drum up more publicity.

Anyways, before Michael announced that he was leaving there was a morning ritual. Kelly would leave her door open and Michael would come in and say good morning to her as she was getting her hair and make-up done. After that though, her door remains closed and they only see each other minutes before walking out on to the stage together, TMZ says. "Although they're putting on a good face on the air -- we're told the tension between them is palpable." Of course there is tension between them, Kelly fought hard to get him not only on the show but also to be the perfect follow up to Regis. Then he just leaves and says nothing to her? Not ok. 

In the new issue of People, Kelly does seem to think there could be a reason for it though. She says that basically she is the used pair of jeans that Disney puts on every morning and that they forgot fabric can rip. Ok so that was my analogy but it is very close to what she said. "I'm not dealing with monsters. I don't think of anybody as a monster or out to get me. But sometimes stability and dependability can be misinterpreted as passive. Like, 'Oh, we don't have to worry about her, she's fine. She's fine.' " She makes some good points, almost all of us have felt that way about a job in our life. Some of us leave that job and find somewhere that will appreciate us and others stay there and deal with the crap. I'm in the former camp, but retail work is not what I wanted to do and only went back to help a so-called friend. This isn't about me though, this is about Disney, 

Bob Iger (Disney CEO) really should just film Kelly and Michael, slap the name Frozen 2 to the footage and watch it make another billion or so dollars. And because I started the post with a parody of Let it Go, here is the real song for your enjoyment. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Is Rob Kardashian The Father of Blac Chyna's Baby?

No I have not lost my mind. Nor is anyone threatening to take away my gossip columnist licence for not writing about the trash known as the Kardashians. For the first time since Caitlyn Jenner came out, I am intrigued by a story about them. This has all of the elements of a good, soapy tale: Greed, gold digging, family drama, secrets, and lies. Plus throw in Lucifer's master Kris Jenner and you have the recipe for some good stuff. So will we finally get the whose the daddy storyline that the Kardashians seem poised to do?

Since Kim is the main character and her claim to fame is having sex on tape, I always assumed she would be the one assigned the story of not knowing who the daddy is. Apparently that honor will go to Kim's brother Rob and his "fiancee" Blac Chyna. So over the weekend, it 'leaked' that Blac was preggers with Rob's first baby! This should have been joyous news but of course it wasn't. Instead the mistresses of Hell, Kris, decided that she wanted to get a jump on the announcement and spilled the beans to the media.

That would have made it awkward for any normal family that was getting together for Mother's Day brunch. However for the Kardashians it was just another day that ended in 'Y', This is where the story gets good though, yesterday Media Takeout all but said that there is a chance that Rob isn't the daddy of Blac's baby. Yes this tea just got as hot as the picture of Scott Disick and Rob cuddling!

So MTO says that a man that lives in Trinidad reached out to them and claimed that he is the baby daddy. He told them that he heard that Blac "is pregnant, that’s my baby.” He also recounted how the two hooked up. He brags about the size of his third leg, and claims that Blac was really intrigued by it. So as any good size queen would, she allegedly tried it out for herself. “There were a lot of women there interested in me, but I was more interested in..." Blac. Since it's a blind item, they redacted it but offered everything up but her name. The story continues  “She asked me to come back to her [hotel], and I obliged her.” Wonder what Rob would say about that? Or would he just ask if he could take a turn with this man? 

Like me, you must be thinking that Blac was safe right. Every good gold digger knows you don't go messing around on your golden goose without protection. Wrong. The man says “I don’t believe in [condoms]. I leave it in God’s hands, if he wants to give me a baby, then he will give one to me.” And when he heard the news that Blac was with child, well that sealed it for him. “You know how you just feel something in your bones. I feel it.” So nothing too official but there have been rumors going on about Rob being gay for a while. In fact for a long time it was expected that he was going to come out, which is when the photo of him and Scott started circulating. Incestuous love triangle alert. For whatever reason that never happened. 

This story would be enough to keep everyone on the edge of their seats but I sense one more twist emerging from this. Kris is not happy that she cannot control everything, so she could have planted this story. Remember she leaked the pregnancy story before her future "daughter-in-law" was ready. What's to stop her from upping the anti and drama for the new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians? Ratings have been down and this is one way to boost them up. If one thought like that.

Do you think Rob is the baby daddy or is this mysterious stranger?

Monday, May 9, 2016

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Split

My prediction is that this will be one of, if not the biggest story of the week. Mandy would have a better take on this whole situation since she is the resident rock (Ozzy) expert, but you're stuck with me handling the story. This weekend the internet lit up and broke down over the news that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne broke up.

What do we know so far? Only that Ozzy moved out of the mansion that he shared with his wife. And that they had been married for 33 years. So what led to the dissolution of one of the most successful celebrity marriages? Initially the rumors centered around Ozzy falling off of the wagon, drinking and drugging again. Both parties denied this, and if Sharon is really pissed off then there is no way she would lie for him. Of course she could be saving the juicy details for today's The Talk, which is never out of the question. Can you imagine the rating bonanza that will come out of her talking about the break up?

If she does talk about that, maybe she will also address the newest theory that Ozzy had been cheating on her. And not just cheating on her but he was allegedly carrying on an affair with his MUCH younger hairstylist. Apparently hairstylists are the new nannies. And married men don't know how to keep it in their pants. Is that news though? Maybe when there is so much at stake....

Black Sabbath fans are now wishing out loud for the band to get back together. Apparently one of the former members didn't want to deal with Sharon and wouldn't participate in a reunion because of her. How true is this? I don't know, this is Mandy's area of expertise. But enough people seem to think it, that it leads me to think there is something to it. 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth Reunited, and It Felt So Good

A little something you all may not know about me, is that I am obsessed with Wicked The Musical. Like seriously obsessed, I would make my ex drive around just so I could listen to the soundtrack again and again. Part of what made the show work was the powerhouse vocals of the lead actresses Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. Recently they reunited for Wicked's YouTube show "Out of OZ".

For years rumors of a feud between the Broadway divas have been fueled because they haven't worked together. Even when both guest starred on Glee, it was reported that they would not work together. With their performance those rumors can be put to bed and I can get back to working on my musical that would reunite them. Seriously I am going to make this happen and watch the Broadway box office explode, watch out "Hamilton" I'm coming for you.

Originally I saw the post on Idina Menzel's wall. She wrote: "Sang with my girl Kristin Chenoweth for the first time in 12 years to honor WICKED The Musical producer David Stone at the Second Stage Theatre Gala. Very emotional. Hope you guys like!" It's so sweet that they came together for someone so influential in their lives. Kristin wrote on her wall: "First time singing with Idina Menzel in 12 years to honor WICKED The Musical producer David Stone. So many memories!" Why did it take 12 years ladies? We need to get it together if our musical is going to be popular. 

What do you guys think of Idina and Kristin singing together?

Friday, May 6, 2016

Charlie Carver Helped Colton Haynes Come Out

Ellen started this trend of Hollywood types coming out. Her personal coming out was received positively. Then came Neil Patrick Harris and Lance Bass. Almost all of them have active, flourishing careers. Earlier this year Charlie Carver let the world know that he us a friend of Dorothy too! Now his former co-star and friend Colton Hayes has also announced to the world that he is gay. 

Speculation had been rampant for months that Colton had already come out on an Instagram He never denied it nor did he shrug and say "yea so." In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Haynes says  “I should have made a comment or a statement, but I just wasn’t ready. I didn’t feel like I owed anyone anything. I think in due time, everyone has to make those decisions when they’re ready, and I wasn’t yet."  That is without a doubt one of the most powerful statements that any celeb has made when it comes to coming out. Ever since Pre-school when I told the cute blond boy that I wanted his cooties, people have known that I would never outgrow the 'girls are yucky' phase. I kid, I kid. But early on people did know that I was gay. 

Enough about me, you guys want to know about the hot guys. So how did Charlie Carver help Colton? By simply coming out and receiving the adulation that was heaped on him. Earlier this year Blind Gossip wrote: "He is watching social media reaction to the announcement carefully."  They also say that his decision to come out was based on the Charlie's ability to continue to work. Once he saw everything was normal with his friend, he decided to come out himself.  

Thursday, May 5, 2016

It's About Time For Another Justin Bieber Nude Pic

Like sands through the hour glass, so goes Justin Bieber's clothes. Seriously the 'Sorry' singer takes his clothes off more than a porn star. If you look through his Instagram feed there is more ass there than at a Republican convention (no offense to my conservative friends). And since the internet gives him positive feedback for his naked body, I will guarantee you that he will be posting more naked pictures soon.

It started out with Bieber saying that Prince was not the last of the great performers. Maybe he's right, Madonna is still alive after all, but it was not the right time to say it. His people swiftly came in, took the post down and said that it wasn't the real Justin who said it. Are they truth telling? Maybe but more than likely they are covering for the boss. Of course the bad publicity isn't helping the rehabilitated image that he has been working so hard to cultivate.

Also not helping the new image? A new lawsuit filed against Bieber shows that the bad behavior that nearly ended his career a few years ago is still going on. Robert Earl Morgan has accused the Biebs of wrecking his cell phone. The story goes that Justin was out partying, put a cigarette out on his friend's arm. Then he tried to chug a beer but somehow missed his mouth. I have to ask before I go on, how in Hell do you try to chug a beer? Either you do or you don't. Gah! Anyways, Morgan was filming the whole thing. When Bieber found out he smashed the phone to pieces. So Morgan is suing for $100,000.

That's a whole lot of money. And it's also a wave of bad publicity that Justin nor his team needs right now. How will they change this? Justin will disrobe and show off his butt once again. That's the way things go. Last time there was negative stories floating around, Bieber went camping with his friends and one of them just happened to snap him in the buff. Expect in the next week or so for something similiar to happen, or he could tip off a paparazzo again about when he'll be naked and have them snap his pic again. This will at least give the vague notion that Justin had nothing to do with the leaked pictures. Though he totally set it up.