Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Derek Hough Has An Issue With The Media

Oh the webs we weave, when first we dance without our shirts on. Or however that old saying goes, I don't know, I got distracted by looking at pics of Derek Hough without his shirt on. Has he been hunk of the week yet? I think so but can't remember. Anyways he wrote a memoir (what the what? isn't he like 12?) and some media outlets are saying that he makes claims of abuse by good pal Mark Ballas's parents. Shut the front door.

So Derek did what any (Edited out to avoid a defamation lawsuit but consider it a reference to my lusting after him and wanting to marry him) boy would do and cried on Facebook that he never said any of that. In the post Derek says "For any media outlet to read and excerpt my upcoming book, Taking the Lead, and to report that I claimed I was mistreated in any way by any member of the Ballas family while they were parenting, loving and teaching me during my years in the UK is not only inaccurate, it is also irresponsible, inflammatory and unfair to the people I call my family." I wasn't invited to read the *ahem* but I find it hard to believe that the ones who did, all came away with the same thing. Of course they could just be rewriting each other's stories in an effort to get more clicks, but that doesn't seem right. Derek is no Lana Del Rey or NeNe Leakes.

And just because she has been mentioned in all the posts today, I love Britney Spears. Yep that's right I took a story about Derek Hough and threw in three completely unrelated celebrities in an effort to get you to spend more time on here. 

And to answer the questions above, Derek has indeed been Hunk Of The Week. He is also 29

Lana Del Rey Admits To Being Annoyed

Apparently a bunch of people are crazy for this Lana Del Rey chick, frankly I've only seen her name in print and didn't know she was famous for anything. Then a friend of mine said she was a singer, and I figured she was like Tori Amos or something and promptly put Britney's new CD back on repeat and forgot all about her. Well my friend was so appalled that I didn't know who Lana was that she told everybody and it turns out that Lana is no Tori Amos, she actually has fans, who knew?

So after I was Lana shamed, is that a thing? I think it is, I started reading more about her. She is the kind of chick that I would love to be friends with, blunt and slutty, my kind of girl! She was doing an interview with some magazine called Complex, where she admitted that she wanted to sleep her way to the top ala Rihanna. Lana is quoted as saying, "You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying." I love that she just put that out there.Some of these actresses that hold grudges about the casting couch should do the same thing, it's not going to go away but at least then we would know how Kristen Stewart keeps landing roles. 

Did you know who Lana Del Rey was? What do you think of sleeping your way to the top?

NeNe Leakes Talk Show Hostess??

You know I love me a good feud. Lindsay vs. Hillary Duff, Britney vs. Christina, Joan vs. Bette, those were rivalries that legends are made of. The Wendy Williams vs. Nene Leakes feud is so yawn inducing that it makes Beyonce seem interesting. If you can't throw me a good cat fight or accusations of one sleeping with the others boyfriend, the least you could do is throw some good shade at each other.

So as I was yawning reading about this beef that they have going, I realized that NeNe leaked (see what I did there?) some interesting information about her career. A little insight, this whole thing started because Wendy called NeNe out on 'ruining' a Birkin bag on her talk show. Well The Real Housewives of Atlanta star didn't take too kindly to that and had to respond with a very veiled threat. ""When it comes to gossip you are the lowest of the low! I know you hate because I turned down the chance to come on your Talk Show and I am sure you’re scared I will take your place (I know you have heard! Ummhmm wink wink) BE SCARED!" I'm sure Wendy is shaking in her wig, and fans of Real Housewives of NYC are hoping that the divas will have it out on air. 

However the real threat is the inspiration for my ultra-popular short story that isn't written, "My girl is really a man and I'm a Broom!", Ricki Lake! That's right Wendy and NeNe, old school Ricki is the real threat. So continue on with this lame rivalry, but we all know who the queen bitch is. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hunk Of The Week: Adam Levine

Picture Of The Day: Andrew Rannells As Hedwig and The Angry Inch

Rosie's Back, Could Join Her On The View?

It has to be literally the worst kept secret in the world. No, not that I am in love with Scott Evans and Channing Tatum, though I do regard that as a heavily guarded secret. The View is bringing Rosie O'Donnell back to shake up the conversation (not to mention the ratings), but now word is that Joy Behar wants to come back too!!!!

When Rosie served as moderator of the panel in 2007, The View had it's highest ratings ever, and was part of the pop culture lexicon. After one very tumultuous year at the helm, Rosie left amid a lot of controversy. So did the excitement of the show. I mean when I watched it, I didn't need to take a sleeping pill, that's how dull the show has been. When Jenny McCarthy is your idea of exciting, I think it's time to call the cancellation police. It was not a surprise when Barbra Walters retired and left the three stooges (Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, and McCarthy) to their own devices that soon the producers would be calling up the daytime doyenne who saved their asses before.

Here's the surprise though. Joy Behar also wants to come back, and she's trying to use Rosie to make this happen. Here's what Blind Gossip strongly hints at "She wants it back so badly that she is now trying to align and ingratiate herself with someone to whom she used to be very mean…" It's no secret that Joy hides behind comedy to be mean, it's what all the cool comediennes do, until their unemployed and no one will hire them. Now Joy has to suck up to Rosie, who apparently has mega power behind the scenes at the talker. Rosie "is not buying her nice act for one second. However, she is rather enjoying the fact that the tides have turned..." This could be very interesting. 

Do you want to see Joy Behar return to The View ala Rosie?? 

Joe Jonas Is Having Money Problems?!

To be rich and famous, that is the dream isn't it? Most if not all of us want to have wealth beyond our imaginations, so that we can spend the money on whatever we want to! Champagne and Reese Peanut Butter Cups for me, oo wait what about frozen champagne slushies. Don't those sound delicious? Anyways most of us won't ever see that dream fulfilled but Joe Jonas did, and allegedly it is being yanked away from him. Can you believe that Joe Jonas is having problems with money??

One third of the Jonas Brothers, is apparently completely out of money. Joe hasn't done anything to advance his career since the brother broke up their band last year. Now Enty Lawyer of CDAN fame is saying that The Middle Jo Bro "is out of money was responsible for the leak of some recent photos that have buzzed around the internet the past few weeks." Did I forget to mention that the way he is (allegedly) trying to make some fast cash is by selling naked pictures of his 'good' friend and former flame Demi Lovato? Clearly this boy needs to do something fast, maybe doing a gay porn or 12 would be good for him. I mean it is all in a days work, literally. Think about it that is one way to solve your money problems, Joe Jonas!!!

Wait here's where the story gets good or at least we talk more about champagne. So Joe and his girl were sitting in a hotel when she got thirsty, I mean it happens to all of us right? So he went off somewhere and she ordered room service, but didn't think about the prices. When it came Joe hit the roof!!! His gf "ordered some champagne via room service."Seems innocent enough, we all love bubbly. But since The Jonas Brother is having problems keeping money, Joe "looked at the bill and saw it was a $5000 bottle of champagne. He didn't say anything to the waiter but the waiter heard the celeb yelling at his girlfriend when the door closed that he wasn't made of money."  My goodness I would hate it if my celeb boyfriend yelled at me for ordering champagne. 

Blind Item Reveal: Cody Simpson


This foreign born B+ list entertainer(singer) got into a huge fight with his still in her teen C+ list celebrity/sometime reality star girlfriend because a bunch of teens kept coming up to her wanting photos and also wanting her to autograph recent naked photos of herself which she was happy to do.

Answer: Cody Simpson/GiGi Hadid

Blind Item Reveal: Zendaya Coleman

Blind Gossip

 A young actress recently departed an upcoming production. Despite the public statements, her departure was not voluntary. Want to know what really happened?
The casting for this upcoming movie was announced. However, the public complained about the producer’s choice for the lead role because of “her look.”
The producers buckled under the backlash. They publicly continued to support their choice… but quickly started looking for a replacement. All of their secondary choices were already booked, so they went to a performance showcase. They saw a young, unknown actress there who had the basic skills and, more importantly, “looked the part.” They pulled her aside and told her that they were offering her the star-making role of a lifetime… but that she only had fifteen minutes to decide! Of course, The Replacement jumped at the chance.
As soon as the Replacement agreed, the producers called in the Original Actress for a meeting and told her that she was being fired. She was shocked and disappointed and cried. They told her that if she left quietly, they would pretend that it was her decision and that the movie was on hold. However, if she created a fuss and did not leave quietly, they were going to announce that they were firing her and re-casting the role. She agreed to leave quietly.
They found The Replacement on Saturday. On Sunday, The Original Actress publicly announced that she was pulling out of the film because of unspecified “production issues.” The producers followed up saying that they were “sad” that The Original Actress had decided to leave, and that the entire project was now on hold.
Ha! They were all lying! The Original Actress was fired, there were no production issues, the project is not on hold, they have already hired The Replacement, production is back on schedule, a complete unknown is going to become a star… and it only took screwing over one young actress to make it all happen! Look for an announcement of the re-casting early next week, with the producers pretending that their discovery of The Replacement was a happy accident.
Answer: Zendaya Coleman/Aaliyah Biopic for Lifetime/Alexandra Shipp

Blind: Who Is The Re-Gifter?!

Mike Walker via National Enquirer

Just got tipped that “Today” host KATHIE LEE GIFFORD’s a notorious re-gifter, pawning off tons of freebie goodies she gets year-round from business associates, friends, fans, etc. – re-wrapping and re-gifting by sending them to other pals and family members!

But here’s the shocker: Kathie Lee ALWAYS makes sure each gift-getter knows it’s a re-gift!
“She always sends a note, confessing that what she’s sent is a regift,” said my source.

“She’ll say something like, ‘I got this present and immediately thought it’s something you could use – (or, ‘I already have one’) – so I thought you might enjoy this!’”

That’s really VERY sweet of Kathie Lee, but my source revealed there’s another big shot TV diva who often re-gifts, but NEVER admits it.

This huge TV star/idiot sent a re-gift, a silver picture frame in a fancy Tiffany blue box, to a newlywed actress – engraved, stupidly enough, with her OWN name and that of her EX-HUSBAND!!

My Guess: Oprah

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Breaking: Alison Sweeney Heading To General Hospital

General Hospital is having a field day lately with all of their "gets". First they took in the misplaced Llanview folk and gave them all contracts. Then they got Donna Mills for an arc, and slowly they lured Michelle Stafford over to come play with them. Now in what has to be the biggest soap opera news since that dark day when All My Children and One Life To Live were cancelled on the same day, Alison Sweeney will be joining the team over in Port Charles.

However don't look for her in front of the camera, at least not yet. Alison will be joining the show as a director. According to Frank Valentini, "She's sort of paid her dues and spent some time learning the show, I asked her if she was available and she said yes." No word yet on when she will be directing her episode but she has already finished taping at Days. 

This is purely speculation but if I were the lovely and talented Laura Wright, I would be worried about my job. Laura is 43 and Alison is 37, so it is very feasible that Alison could replace Laura as Carly. I don't buy that she is going over there with the sole intention of being a director. Not only is Alison a superstar but she is beloved in the soap opera community and a definite ratings getter, 

What do you think?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Could Rosie Be Returning To The View?

It was one of the most dramatic breakups in TV history. Every news outlet was talking about it, it was the biggest story for months after it happened. I am of course talking about the Rosie O'Donnell leaving The View, amidst a split screen fight with former friend Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

Ever since her abrupt departure, there have been rumors that Rosie was going to return to the show. However as of yet it hasn't happened, except for two brief appearances in connection with the Barbara Walters retirement. However that could change this fall as multiple sources, including TMZ,  that she is in final talks to come back to the talkfest.

Ever since she has left the ratings have sagged and the buzz on the show has centered more around who would be leaving, instead of things that are being discussed on the show. Having Rosie back as a host would change that almost immediately. I'm also kind of hoping that they reach out to Star Jones and offer her a place at the Hot Topics table, that would make an interesting panel.

What do you think?

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hunk Of The Week: Justin Hartley

Picture Of The Day: Kellan Lutz Shirtless With Fruit

Doctor Who Trailer Sets Up Exciting Season

When people talk about "The Doctor" I always wonder why they need to go to the medicine man in order to be entertained. Then I realize that I watch General Hospital, so maybe they just want the real life version of that. But no, they are talking about the hit BBC show Doctor Who, and apparently this show is a global sensation. There are literally shelves filled with books about this show, and there is a monopoly version of the show. Yes it has been Monopolied, that is something special.

Anyways watch the teaser trailer above and tell me what you think is going to happen in the new season!

Vanessa Williams Had Sex With Arnold Schwarzenegger

We've talked about odd pairing before, Paris Hilton and Lil Wayne come to mind, but this one I think is the most bizarre and yet makes the most sense. Wilhelmina Slater and The Terminator found a way to bump uglies and make an action movie that is considered a classic. Think I'm lying? Ever heard of a little movie called Eraser? Yep, I thought so. Now can we get back to the gossip at hand?

As casting was underway for Eraser, Arnold Schwarzenegger was busy testing out the casting couch. He wanted just the right woman to be by his side in the movie, so long as the costar was willing to have sex with him and wasn't his wife. Vanessa Williams heard about this and really, really wanted to jump start her acting career. So she did what any self-respecting hungry/desperate actress would do, she agreed to let Arnold hump on her lady parts in order to get the part. According to Enty Lawyer over at CDAN, "and he sampled several actresses before he was informed that our actress wanted the part. She agreed to sleep with him for the part, " However there was tiny little catch to this. Our Vanessa is one smart/tough cookie and there was no way that she was going to be humped and dumped. 

Once they had reached their agreement, Vanessa made sure that Arnold knew that he wasn't dealing with an ingenue who would easily be replaced. She let him know that if he double crossed her, she would reveal their little romp and let the scandal do away with him. More from Enty "...but because she did have some power she told him that if he backed out, that she would expose him to the world and she would not be bullied into accepting some smaller role. It was the lead or nothing." She got the lead and has worked steadily ever since. This almost has the making of a great story to it. 

Are you as shocked by this hook up as I am? 

Johnny Manziel Gone Wild

If you're wondering who the hell Johnny Manziel is, he's the hottie in the middle of the photograph. Apparently he's a football player, as well as maybe baseball. There are some indications elsewhere on the interwebs that he plays both sports but nothing that I could definitively use as a source. One thing that is being proven over and over is that Johnny is a little man-whore.

As we all know, being young/single/hot has certain advantages. One of the perks is that people want to have sex with you. People of both genders, whether or not you want both is in material, but if you are hot, then they want you. Johnny Manziel happens to be hot and likes women. He likes them a lot. In fact he likes them so much that he wastes away his night by having sex with multiple women, no not at the same time. Each one gets like an hour, then he moves on to the next conquest. He should just install turnstiles in his bedroom like I did when I was young and hot.

Enty had his day of Blind Item Reveals on the Fourth of July and one of those was about Johnny. The blind read in part that Johnny "... is running around having sex with almost every woman he meets. He is also having sex with all of these women without condoms at least according to three of the approximately twenty he has had sex with in the past week. The twenty is just a guess considering the three women said they were one of many in their night. It was kind of like Hef's assembly line thing." I wonder if he is exclusive to women or if he might like to take a dip in the man pool. It wouldn't be the first time a straight guy has done it.... 

What do you think??

Sam Smith Brings Out The Homophobes

Did you miss me during my mini-hiatus? I was super busy with work and writing that something had to give for a while. During this time off I went home and my sibs (she knows who she is) introduced me to the song Stay with Me by Sam Smith. In Detroit this song is huge and is played like every other song. I think the only two songs I heard while I was there was that one and Rude by Magic.

Now that I'm back in NYC, I was reading some articles to spark ideas for the site, and came across one on Bilerico that was talking about how coming out as a gay celeb is no big deal (specifically how Sam Simon came out). I was prepared to write a scathing rebuttal but they actually made some good points in the article and really it was a nonstarter. However it did make me want to see the video for Stay with Me, so I went over to Youtube. The video was cute and there was nothing in there that I could see would indicate anything related to homosexuality.

Yet the homophobes were out in full force. My favorite comment comes from a poster that calls himself (herself?) Bazzda Beatz, the was literally copy and pasted from youtube, "damn i was listening  a song dedicated to a man ? damn man what the fuck"  As if the song had suddenly changed because now Sam was singing to a man instead of a woman. Nowhere in the song does it specify a gender, in fact Sam says he does that on purpose. 

Sam says that his music is for everyone (debatable but that's another post), and not just for one niche/segment of people. He is quoted as saying, "I've made my music so that it could be about anything, and everybody - whether it's a guy, a female or a goat - and everybody can relate to that," he said. I am still waiting for a goat to respond." Not sure that we need a gay man talking about loving a goat, that is sure to just propel the homophobes to hate us even more and start saying that we all want to have sex with a goat. I want to go on record as saying, I'd have sex with Sam Smith before I'd ever entertain the notion of having sex with a goat. 

What do you think of the song? The homophobic comments? Sound off

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Profile Of The Week: Leaf Erikson

Yes I am dusting off the old Profile Of The Week column for a very good reason, and for a very talented man. Leaf Erikson is becoming very big on the Detroit music scene and truly he will be a superstar on a nation/international level I believe.

"Like the Norwegian sailor that shares the same name, Leaf Erikson wants to lead Detroit and MCs in a new direction." That line is from his website and is an admirable goal for him to set for himself. When you listen to his songs "Bluebutter" and "Jenny Davis" you will be able to hear how he is going about meeting that goal.

Unlike other rappers/MC's,  Leaf doesn't resort to calling women names, or bad mouthing the city of Detroit. Its refreshing to have a musician actually use his talent to launch his career, rather than rely on controversy. Leaf will surely prove that nice, talented guys really do finish first. 

Profile Of The Week: Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel never ceases to amaze. Her first professional role was as Maureen in Rent, and netted her her first Tony nomination in 1997. She moved on to some other huge roles including originating the role of Dorothy in Summer of '42, Shelia in Hair and Amneris in Aida. In 2003 her life would change forever; she would be cast in a little musical called Wicked.

Her role as Elphaba would bring her to the national spotlight along with 'frienimie' Kristin Chenoweth. Rumors of an alleged rivalry between the two powerhouse actress began almost immediately. Kristin for her part has denied they hate one another, saying that when you're in a production like that it's like a "family"

She cracked her rib on her third to last performance and was not able to perform, however on January 9, 2005 what would have been her final performance, she made a special out of costume appearance and sang her last song. For that rendition she received a 5 minute long standing ovation. She would also walk away wit a Tony for best leading actress in a musical.

Idina was married to Private Practice star Taye Diggs,and the couple have a son. Idina has been married to Taye for 7 years and they dated for another 7 before that. Both are involved in TV projects at the moment. Taye of course is on the ABC hit Private Practice, and Idina is guest starring on the hotter than ever Glee. Will she reunite with former co-star and alleged enemy Kristin, who is also reprising her role as April? No one is commenting but it is very doubtful at this point, sadly. Though she did find much success as Elsa in the Disney flick Frozen!

Profile Of The Week: L. Ron Hubbard

He's the founder of one of the most controversial religions, but not much is known about L. Ron Hubbard. He was born March 13, 1911. His early life became quite interesting when his family moved to Kalispell, Montana he befriended medicine man Old and also claimed to have went through a ceremony to become a blood brother to the Blackfeet Indians. At the tender age of 19, L Ron was called the youngest Eagle Scout ever by The Washington Evening Star. However the Boy Scouts of America tampered that by saying that the records were listed alphabetically with no reference to age.

During a brief career in the military, L Ron published 138 short stories and novellas. His first novel 'Buckskin Brigade' was published in 1937. After several more attempts at writing novels, L Ron moved to self help, and he developed Dianetics. However no one would publish this work so he turned to his first publisher John W Campbell. In April of 1950 Hubbard with a few other set up the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, the foundation was doing research for the forthcoming book "Dianetics: The Modern Science Of Mental Health" With the book, Hubbard introduced 'Auditing', which is a 2 person question and answer session that focuses on painful memories. Dianetics centers opened up all over the country, however things would not stay good for very long. By the end of 1950 many of the centers began closing after critics cried foul. In August of 1951, Consumers Report went astep further and said that Dianetics had no merit and called it "the basis for a new cult"

In December 1953, L Ron founded what would become his legacy, the Church Of Scientology.  Which has been a hot rod of controversy since it's inception. Countries the world over have held inquiries into the church,  in Australia one state, Victoria, went as far as to claim L Ron was insane, a report said that his sanity was "to be gravely doubted"

Even after his death on January 24, 1986 L Ron created controversy. He died in his Ranch in Creston, California. Attorneys for Scientology quickly got to their leaders house so they could cremate the body per his will. However they were blocked by San Luis Obispo County medical examiner, who wanted a toxicology test done on L Ron. There was a trace amount of hydroxzyzine found in his blood.

Profile Of The Week: Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson is a superstar on Broadway and he is making his way across the rest of the nation, right now with his recurring role on the hit sitcom 30 Rock. The openly gay actor did not always want to be an actor however. In fact before he moved to New York, he worked in Seattle as an Ad Executive. While he was building a reputation in that occupation, he began doing some theater on the side for fun. He got his Equity card doing that, "As soon as I found out what theater was, what Broadway was, I thought, Oh, that's what I'll do with my life. Just a matter of getting all the pieces in place." Cheyenne has said 

After a death in his family and the 911 terrorist attacks, Cheyenne decided that he needed a change in his life and moved to New York. He landedearly work, being a back up singer for Liza  Minelli, Vanessa Williams, and Headley. After being an understudy in several plays, he stepped up as the lead in the Off Broadway Production of Altar Boyz,  he created the character of Matthew. Once again a transition, though one less drastic than switching careers, was taking place and in 2005 he originated his first leading role on Broadway in the Musical tribute to Elvis Presley All Shook Up. 

Though he workshopped, what would become his break out as Sonny in Xanadu, he was not actually suppose to be in the show, due to a scheduling conflict. Less than a week before the show opened, JamesCarpinello injured himself during rehearsals. Cheyenne would later be nominated for multiple awards for the role.
Using his new found fame as a tool, Cheyenne is a LGBT rights activist as well as the ambassador for The Foundation for AIDS Research. He and his boyfriend Monte Lapka (who is a physicist) have been together for more than 11 years.

Profile Of The Week: RL Stine

He's been called "Stephen King of Children's literature," and for very good reason. Robert Lawrence Stine, better known as RL Stine. During the 90's he was one of the most prolific writers around, writing over 100  books most of him during this time.

RL was 9 years old when he began pecking away at the type writer in the attic of his childhood home. He began by creating different stories and some joke books, and he never looked back. After graduating from Ohio State University with a B.A. in English (that puts the Avenue Q song in my head) he published many joke books under the pen name Jovial Bob Stine.

Soon he began a relationship with Nickelodeon. Their first step towards a working relationship was by co-creating the childrens humor magazine Bananas. For many years they worked together on the magazine, before RL left to work with The New Yorker, that job didn't last long due to creative differences.

Of course he was putting out novels at the time so he wasn't exactly hurting for money. However his relationship with Nickelodeon would once again prove to be lucrative. He co-created and was named the head writer of Eurekas Castle for the childrens network.

While he was writing for Eurekas Castle, he began writing the Fear Street series for Parachute Press. An interesting tid but about the publishing firm, it was co founded by his wife Jane Stine. As Fear Streets popularity began taking off, he capitalized on that by launching Goosebumps.

The popularity of Goosebumps would soon make RL a household name. The series became so popular in fact that FOX ordered a TV series based on it, which ran for four seasons and helped build their Friday night block of programming.

In 2003, RL Stine was named best selling childrens series authors ever (JK Rowling eventually took the title) and he continues to produce new material for his signature series' to this day

Profile of the week: Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton has often found himself on the other side of the blogs, when an incident with the black eyed peas and the band's tour manager, Polo Molina. After Perez had an argument with Fergie and Will.I.Am from the band, Molina allegedly hit the blogger. Of course this was after Perez used a gay slur against Will.I.Am inside a nightclub, after he was asked to quit writing about the black eyed peas on his website. For Perez, real name is Mario Lavandeira to use that word is hypocritical. He blasted Isaiah Washington for using the same word when Washington was on the ABC television show “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Though it does seem that even when Perez does try and right wrongs he is slammed. Due to the incident, he has filed a lawsuit against Polo Molina. His intention was to give the money to The Matthew Shepherd Foundation. However this does not seem to be welcome by the Foundation, "We do not know the details of the lawsuit, whether it has been filed, the nature of his claims or the likely outcome," said MSF Governing Board Chair Judy Shepard in a statement. "But because the lawsuit presumably involves the physical attack prompted by Mr. Hilton's admitted use of an anti-gay slur, the Foundation will be unable to accept any funds obtained in such a manner." Why does it matter through which means this money is coming from, as long as it can be used for the foundations mission?

Using homophobic slurs is not the only way Perez has angered the gay community. In fact part of his notoriety is from ‘outing’ celebrities on his website. Lance Bass, the former Nsync band member was one of his first targets. He even went as far as to put in one of his posts "Out of respect for their privacy and security -- and because we are not evil -- we did not mention where Lance & Reichen will be staying in Palm Springs this weekend.” When Lance appeared on the cover of People under the headline, “I’m Gay” Perez appeared on several television tabloid shows as a ‘talking head.’ Recently Perez has begun the process of trying to "out" John Mayer, fist by announcing he made out with him, then publicly revealing that John Mayer has had a penis in his mouth

In defense of his outing celebrities, Hilton told Access Hollywood "It upsets me that people think what I'm doing is a bad thing" I don't think it's a bad thing. If you know something to be a fact, why not report it? Why is that still taboo?" So is he ‘outing’ these celebrities so that young teens who are having trouble coming out and can point to a star and say ‘well so and so is gay’ and open up the discussion. Many want, maybe even need to believe this is the case.

“I will continue to speak out for equality and I will continue to say things that upset both gay people and straight people. Who I am as a person and what I do for a living are two separate things.” Perez has said. However when what you do for a living is so public, doesn’t that become who you are? While Perez has indeed done some very bad things and even gave the nay sayers of the gay community ammunition, he has also tried to do some good.

Friday, July 4, 2014

GG Exposes: The Truth Behind Ozzy’s Failure to Appear at Ozzfest ‘97

The Truth Behind Ozzy’s Failure to Appear at Ozzfest ‘97

By Mandy Bates

Hey Gossipers! This morning on my way to class I was channel surfing on the radio like I do any other day, but I stopped at WNCI 97.9 because one of the dj’s, Dave, said something about Ozzfest. Well Ozzfest is still fresh in my mind after my tribute to Peter Steele last month, so I stopped and listened. Dave was reading an e-mail sent by an anonymous listener, the driver of Ozzy’s van the day of the Ozzfest Riots! Due to confidentiality clauses, he has to keep his name secret, so I’m going to call him driver Dan. I have no clue if Dan is his real name or not. I’ve been trying to get a hold of a transcript or audio clip, but haven’t had any luck yet, so I’m going to reiterate as best I can. Unfortunately I had class and then work immediately after hearing this juicy bit of news. Here goes…

Dave read Driver Dan’s e-mail and then Driver Dan was a guest on the show. Driver Dan was pretty excited that he got to drive the van to the hanger to pick up Ozzy, Sharon and the band mates from their private jet in their private hangar. Some of the band members, the younger ones, got off the jet and got in the van like good little boys. They waited and waited and waited some more. They were supposed to be on stage in twenty minutes, and they were still waiting for Ozzy to get in the van! Suddenly, Ozzy got off the jet and started running down the tarmac, holding his head and screaming incoherently (what’s new, right?). Some handlers managed to get him back into the jet, but Sharon and some others huddled up and talked for quite a while, then one of them told Driver Dan to take off. Leave. Get to the venue with the two band members. The jet was heading back to Chicago. So Driver Dan left. And then the jet left. He said the guys were baffled, they asked what was going to happen when Ozzy didn’t show up to Ozzfest. Driver Dan said, “What do you think is going to happen? They’re gonna go crazy!” Driver Dan is psychic, hehe. When they got to Polaris Amphitheatre, Driver Dan said there were emergency vehicles surrounding the place, and he had to take an alternate route to get in. He took the guys to a VIP entrance, and asked someone (a guard, maybe) that he saw standing around how they found out already that Ozzy wasn’t coming. She said, “What are you talking about? There’s a bomb threat.” At that point, Driver Dan said he left. He didn’t want to be around for the fallout.

This is where DJ Dave giggled and made a joke in a British accent saying, “Hello, 911? I’d like to report a bomb threat – oh shut up Ozzy, I’m on the phone!”

Driver Dan found out a bit later that the announcement was that Ozzy never even made it to Columbus. He was pretty shocked that they lied about him not being here at all. Ozzy was here, Sharon was here, their entourage was here. But Ozzy never showed. And the rest is Ozzfest history.

All I have to say is, Thank you Driver Dan! You totally made my day! I had a lot going on that day, but I certainly don’t remember anyone saying anything about a bomb threat! Maybe it really was Sharon…

And by the way, Driver Dan if you’re reading this, get a hold of me and I’ll reprint with whatever I forgot to put in, or whatever else you want to add!

Gossipers, if I get any more information, rest assured that I’ll pass it along immediately. Have a great gossipy day!