Friday, June 26, 2015

Breaking: States Cannot Ban Same Sex Marriage

Happy day! The Supreme Court has issued it's ruling on marriage equality and they have voted in favor of love. In a 5-4 vote the nation's highest court has effectively struck down the bans on same sex marriage. 

This is a breaking story and I will update with more information as it becomes available 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Picture of The Day: Adam Devine and Zac Efron In Onesies

The Real Reason For The Savage Garden Split

Whenever an uber successful band splits, I think we all hope for some kind of dramatic reason for it. Like you know one band member slept with anothers partner or they were lovers and there was a nasty fight, where one left the hotel room and hooked up with a groupie. That doesn't seem to be the case with Savage Garden though. Instead it's a boring reason of them just growing apart and wanting different things.

Last week the Duo of Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones, better known as Savage Garden released a new CD called The Singles. Yea I know I wish they would put out new music too but it's not going to happen. The most that we can hope for right now is a musical based on their music, and since Darren Hayes is married to a writer maybe it will happen. Of course i could always do it too... I would love to do it. I'm working on it right now. Anyways. Darren was doing press for the new CD and finally revealed what happened. In his own words, “The thing with a band is it really is a marriage,” Hayes says. “In our case we had a marriage that ended in divorce. People don’t get married by accident and they don’t get divorced by accident. There are reasons why musical relationships are magical and those same reasons are sometimes why they can’t last. I’ve softened a lot to the (re-formation) question nowadays. I take it as a huge compliment when people ask if we’ll get back together. What they are really saying is you changed my life. I have wonderful memories associated with what you did back then. We’ve also been lucky in that people also respect it ended for a reason. You’d no sooner ask a couple who broke up to get back together just because you liked going to the movies with them." It's like a part of the 90's died and there is no hope of getting them back. 

Thankfully though, we still have the music that they did make while they were together. Daniel has admitted that he left the band because he didn't want the fame that was attached to being part of one of the most successful groups ever. And just because I'm a sap and want to take you all down memory lane, here is the video for "I want you".

Tom From Myspace Is A Photographer Now

Tom Anderson was everyone's first friend on Myspace. At one time he was probably the most well known social media guy around, but then Facebook happened and nobody remembered poor Tom. Well I can't exactly say that he's poor, according to various sites he's worth anywhere from $50 million to $60 million. Now instead of working on social media, he has taken up his first passion of photography.

Yesterday news leaked out that Tom posted a selfie of himself on his instagram page. The internet blew up about how good he looks, and man look at that pic. He sure is handsome, and I would just like to let him know that I am single if he wants to hook up. He can take pictures and I can write, it's the perfect scenario. Can you all imagine if Tom and I got married? I mean it would be perfection. I'm sure that some gold digger, who isn't me, already got their claws into him.

What was I saying? Oh yes, Tom is now a photographer. He actually has quite a bit of talent. Click here to go to his Instagram page. Now I am off to find out if he is single or in a relationship. This might be the year I finally get married for the first time. Or not. 

Brandi Glanville Off RHOBH

When I lived with my old roommate, she loved to watch the messes that are the real housewives. Sure they were entertaining and good for some story ideas but as most, if not all of you know, I hate reality TV. One of the things that I noted was that nobody liked Brandi Glanville, even newcomers Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna took an immediate dislike to LeAnn Rimes'  rival. During one of the episodes I turned to my friend and said that there was no way Brandi would survive another season on the show.

How did I know that? Simple, using the logic of soaps, if a character isn't redeemable and/or popular with fans then they have to go. Brandi did herself no favors by being nasty and classless while talking to Lisa Vanderpump. Then to make it worse, she taunted Eileen Davidson in the hopes of making the newbie act like her Days of Our Lives character or something. This did not win her any points with her fellow castmates and they reportedly told producers that they didn't want to film with her anymore.

Another wrinkle to the story is that Kim Richards may not be returning to the show either. Here's the thing, Kim was Brandi's only ally and with her gone, Brandi would literally be in scenes by herself. Like any good soap, I hope that they give the audience a good long time to be happy about Brandi's departure. Though the rumor is that producers may ask her to do occasional guest appearances, but she might not agree to do that. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Let's Talk: Which Gender Makes Better Friends?

It always amazes me how insightful Trevor Donovan is. Not only is he a gorgeous man, but he has a brain underneath that beautiful blond hair of his. This weekend on his Facebook page, the stud asked about which sex would have the longer friendships "In your opinion, who is most likely to keep longer lasting friendships guys or girls?"

I have to say that I feel that I have the perfect mix of guys and girls as friends. Most of my friends have been in my life for 10 or more years. Recently I began talking to my best friend from elementary/middle school. To me it's like no time has passed between us, though we hadn't talked for quite a few years.

What do you think Gossipers? Sound off in the comments!

You Won't Like The Mistress On The Block

Mistresses is the show that keeps on giving. The drama both on screen and off is the stuff of legends, Alyssa Milano was the star for 2 seasons and then mysteriously the show moved filming to Vancouver. That in and of itself isn't really all that notable until you know that in Alyssa's contract was a clause that gave her an out if they moved production out of LA. Why would they do that unless they wanted her out? Anyways with Alyssa out, they had to fill the void and so hired Jennifer Esposito to play a new Mistress.

When a show introduces a new character to replace an old one, they usually go one of two ways. The first is they build the new character with the exact personality of the one they are replacing. Think Vanessa Marcil replacing Tiffany Amber Theissen on 90210. The other way that they can go is to bring in someone with a completely different personality from the character that are replacing. Think Tiffany Amber Thiessen replacing Shannen Doherty on 90210. Producers of Mistresses decided to go with the latter option. TVLine asked if they intentionally made the new character unlikable and here is what they said: "Absolutely. She’s not warm and fuzzy. She’s eccentric, larger-than-life, unpredictable. The key with her is you never truly know what you’re getting. You’re seduced by her one moment and feeling like she’s your best, best friend, and then the next moment you’re wondering if she’s got an agenda. Like the actress herself and her scene work, she keeps you on your toes, and that is what we had intended for the character." This means that this summer will be a great one to be a fan of the little show that could.

Sure I would have went with another actress for the role, someone say that would have made Alyssa really mad but you know that's just me. Shannen Doherty can still get roles if she wants them. Or maybe I should create a role specifically for her. Yes that's what I'll do!!!

Will you be watching Mistresses tonight?

Tony Geary Wanted Genie Francis To Return

Luke and Laura are a classic duo like Romeo and Juliet or Batman and Robin. Yet when Tony Geary announced that he was retiring from General Hospital earlier this year, he made it clear that he did not want the former super couple to reunite because that time had passed. Genie Francis did an interview with TVLine and said that Tony actually asked for her to come back.

Genie recounts how the producers called her and broke the news that Tony had decided to leave, for real this time, and they wanted her to come back. It came as sort of a shock to the popular vet but then the rumors had been around for a while. Here from Genie's own mouth is how things went down: "And they said yes. The next question I had to ask was, ‘Are you sure he wants me to be there?’ Because he’s been very vocal about not wanting it to be Luke and Laura reuniting. My next question was, ‘Is this what Tony wants?’ And they said, ‘Absolutely.’" It actually makes a lot of sense that Tony would want his leading lady back for one more adventure, even if he doesn't think that they should reunite. 

And is it just me or does Genie's response make it seem like there was a falling out with Tony? I mean really even if he didn't want her to come back, the show can offer her a contract without talking to him. However there seems to be something more to it than meets the eye. Or you know maybe it's just the gossip columnist in me, looking for another story. 

Breaking: Charleston Church Shooter Caught, Likely To Be Charged With Hate Crime

After putting out an all points bulletin, police have captured and arrested Dylan Roof. The police put out a description of the car and license plate number, and within hours someone called in with a report that they had seen the suspect heading towards North Carolina.

As mentioned in the post earlier, Federal Prosecutors are investigating and likely going to press Hate Crime charges against the 21 year old. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley released this statement "The only reason someone would walk into a church and shoot people that were praying is hate," 

More to come as this is a breaking and developing story

Jay Leno and David Letterman To Do Reality Show Together?

Their rivalry is one that has fueled a best selling book and countless tabloid covers. No I'm talking about Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston, though I would love it if they remade Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. No the rivals that I'm talking about are David Letterman and Jay Leno. Rumors are circulating right now that the former late night show hosts are contemplating doing a reality show together.

When I first saw the headline of the article I read for this story, I thought maybe it'll be something like Keeping Up With The Oldies. But no, Jay and Dave are both old car aficionados and Jay has put together a proposal for a show about old cars and in the vein of Antiques Roadshow. It was unexpected that he would team up with his one time rival but it actually makes sense. The two of them together would be a ratings bonanza, especially if they keep a friendly bickering up. Think Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell during the first seasons of American Idol.  

In any other period of time, it would seem unlikely that a show with such a premise would get picked up at a Broadcast network. Now though there would be a bidding war to see who got it first. Or they could always shop it to Netflix and Hulu as well.

Would you watch a show starring Jay and Dave?

Shooting At South Carolina Church

Last night after a prayer service, a gunmen opened fire on worshippers gathered at Emanuel African Methodist Church. No numbers have been confirmed yet, there are expected to be several casualties in the aftermath of this. One of the victims includes the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was also a State Senator. The question that everyone is asking is who would do this and why would they do it?

Dylan Storm Roof is the name that has been released for the suspect, a description has also been made public. The man is white, in his 20's with sandy blond hair, which is cut in a bowl cut style. He has a slender build and was wearing a grey shirt, jeans, and boots. While police were seen taking someone who fit the description into custody, they released a statement saying that they were still looking for the shooter.

Why would someone do this? A lot of people, including the Federal Prosecutor think that it was racially motivated, however according to a survivor of the shooting the motive was revealed by the shooter. He allegedly said “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country — and you have to go,” 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the survivors, the families of the victims, and to the whole community of Charleston. 

Picture Of The Day: Zac Efron Shirtless and Swinging From The Trees

Madonna's Epic Fail

Rebel Heart is one of the best Madonna albums that I have heard in a long time. I still listen to it all on repeat and love just about every single song on it. Two of my favorite songs are "Joan of Arc", a lovely ballad about not being able to deal with everything but powering through anyways. The other is the campy, fun dance song "Bitch I'm Madonna." It is the video for that song that has led to Madonna's big fail.

So yesterday the video for 'Bitch' was supposed to come out, first via Jay-Z's new venture Tidal and then on Youtube. Fans were displeased that the video would first be out on something that they wanted nothing to do with, one even accused the Material Girl of trying to make the streaming service happen, but most were willing to wait for it. Slowly but surely the media outlets started trotting out their stories about the star packed video for the song. As a good fan I went to each one of them hoping to see the video and then to come back here and gush about it.

At each of the sites though, a funny thing happened. The video didn't work and it still wasn't released to Youtube as of this writing. How in the world does the World's savviest businesswoman expect to launch 'Bitch' and Rebel Heart into the stratosphere if people, every person, doesn't have access to the video? Like a good Madonna fan I'll still look for the video and will probably love it. But for now I still have to label this an epic fail on Madonna's part. Though the Jimmy Fallon video does make up a bit for it.

Madonna - Bitch i'm Madonna ( on the Jimmy felon) by mdollaworld1

Update: OK here is the full video and it is as campy and classic as you would want it to be.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Picture Of The Day: Kellan Lutz In A Towel

Will Caitlyn Jenner Join The View?

Right now there are two hot stories going around the internet, Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner. Then there is the trainwreck known as The View and the constant struggle to find permanent co-hosts. So it makes sense that reports would pair Caitlyn Jenner (who is not dogged in controversy) and The View to make one helluva rumor.

So here is the scoop; Right now the reports are saying that ABC News, the division now in charge of The View, really want to get Caitlyn Jenner to join their panel. This is an effort to replace the irreplaceable Rosie O'Donnell with someone who can make news just as easily as the opinionated lesbian. Caitlyn proved that she can do that with the cover of Vanity Fair. Here is what the Source says "The network honchos feel Caitlyn’s the perfect solution to keeping the show cutting-edge, alive and thriving! Comfy in front of the camera and not shy about sharing opinions, she’s a professional commentator – so the network feels she’d put ratings through the roof.” On that point I cannot disagree with them, adding her to the panel would be a ratings win all the way around. 

Last week the show added Raven Symone to the permanent co-host panel. If Caitlyn joins they would have a lesbian, a republican, a transgender, and Whoopi Goldberg. That is the kind of panel that could be interesting, though I would be remiss not to mention that it would be better if they replaced Whoopi with Rosie O but you know that's just my view. 

Legendary Radio Host Alan Almond Has Died

He may not have been as popular in the media as Rush Limbaugh or Doctor Laura but Alan Almond had just as many listeners entranced at night during his show Pillow Talk. When he retired many others tried to bring the same gravitas and emotion to their versions of PT but none of it worked out as well as Alan's did. Now it is with sadness that we have to bring you the news that Alan died yesterday.

“Alan pioneered and became this amazing personality no one ever knew what he looked like … and every night he would go on the air and do a show that no one had every heard of before or experienced before – he was definitely a pioneer.” That is what Dick Kernen, Vice President of Specs Howard School of Media Arts told a local Detroit Radio Station. Alan thought it was important to maintain a private life and he didn't feel that he could do that if anybody knew what he looked like. In the Detroit area, once his radio show began that was all anybody listened to. After some time it was syndicated throughout the Country. It was one of the most popular programs until Alan decided to retire in the early 2000's. 

While no one outside of Alan's family knew how old he was, it is believed that he was in his 60's. While no one has made a comment as of yet, it is also widely believed that Alan died of natural causes. 

Courtney Love Sends Cease And Desists To Theatres

Kurt Cobain's death remains one of those generation defining moments. The resonance it has 20 years later is so epic that not one but two documentaries were made about it in the last year alone. One had Kurt's widow, Courtney Love's seal of approval and the other was Soaked In Bleach. Last week Courtney had her legal team send out cease and desist letters to theatres showing the film, to no avail.

The documentary which includes conversations that Private Investigator Tom Grant had with Courtney Love and others. Here is what the letters sent to the theatres said: “The Film falsely presents a widely and repeatedly debunked conspiracy theory that accuses Ms. Cobain of orchestrating the death of her husband Kurt Cobain,  A false accusation of criminal behavior is defamatory … which entitles Ms. Cobain to both actual and presumed damages.” Even though everyone tells me I should be a lawyer, I am not one. However I will say that I don't think that Courtney actually has a case here, I mean the theatres didn't do anything wrong. They are just showing a movie that was presented to them. It's like me going to Walmart and them selling Duck Dynasty DVDs, I can't sue the retail giant for emotional distress or try to intimidate them by sending a cease and desist letter because I don't agree with the content. 

The producers responded with some choice words of their own. They actually call Courtney out on not only being reactive but being reactive without any sort of knowledge: "We were disturbed to learn that Courtney Love’s lawyers sent threatening letters to movie theaters all over the country. Most arrived before Soaked in Bleach was released last week, presumably before she or her lawyers ever saw it. She obviously hoped to scare theater owners into dropping the film. Thankfully, very few were intimidated. Most saw the letter for what it is – a cowardly attack on the rights of free speech, free expression and free choice.

Courtney Love’s uninformed accusations and efforts to discredit the film are totally off base. The film examines the well documented facts surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain and it questions much of what the public has been told about those events. Most of the opinions and theories presented in the film come directly from facts gathered by Tom Grant, the private investigator Courtney Love hired the week before Kurt’s body was discovered. Tom quickly became suspicious and tape recorded all his conversations with Courtney and others in the days leading up to and after Kurt’s death. The film uses those recordings to reenact Tom’s encounters with Courtney Love and others in Kurt’s inner circle. It also presents the views of Norm Stamper, Seattle’s Police Chief at the time, and Dr. Cyril Wecht, a leading forensic pathologist, who both question whether Kurt could have committed suicide.

Courtney Love and her lawyers clearly don’t like that the film presents a compelling case for re-opening the investigation into Kurt’s death. They should respect the First Amendment and let people decide for themselves."

Where do you stand in this fight?

Kristen Alderson's Twitter Feud

I didn't people still had twitter feuds, I thought they went the way of Myspace. You know popular for a hot minute and then nothing, with maybe an attempt or two to keep it relevant by Justin Timberlake. Well apparently they still have exist and are affecting careers of some of Hollywood's younger set. One of those youngsters is beloved soap vet Kristen Alderson.

So here's the scoop. There's a show call Youthful Daze, which I hadn't heard of until this situation happened, and a fan sent a tweet saying that they should add Kristen to the show. One of the producers responded “No we aren’t interested in having her on.”  Fair enough. Maybe they don't think she would be a good fit, and the story would have ended there. But nope, YD star Bryan James decided to add his two cents to the fracas, “Would NEVER work with her! Immature (to a new level I’ve never seen before), unprofessional, ignorant #nothanks,” and went on to say, “She was supposed to host @TMItheShow I’m in cast for the soap night. She backed out because I was in the cast. #bitch.” See that took it to a whole new level, one that it didn't need to go to. 

Brittany Underwood, who worked with Kristen on One Life To Live, and was also one of the stars of YD tweeted a defense of her friend, “@krisalderson is one of the most professional actresses I have ever worked with, I actually worked with her so I would know.” After which Brittany dropped out of the show. Bryan then deleted the first tweet and posted this one “I’m not going to get into fights on twitter with the conceited One Life to Live kids. I have way better things to do with my day.” This led me to think that maybe the show stirred up this controversy, just to get word out about the show. Or maybe Bryan James is really that big of a douche. Who knows?

No Hope For A Zayn Malik Return To One Direction

There must be a One Direction CD coming out or something. I mean for a long while, there were no stories about the group and now they are everywhere again. There is one story that I keep seeing over and over again. that story is that Zayn Malik may return to the group that made him rich and famous. Time and time again, these reports cite the fact that the group gave him a shout out at the Billboard Music Awards. However Zayn will not be rejoining the band for at least two reasons.

So what are the reasons? The first is that Zayn was fired for his bad behavior. Just like any other job, if you act badly and do things that management frowns upon, you will likely lose your job. Here's what our friends over at Blind Gossip had to say on the matter: "It’s not HIS decision. He was fired. Plus, he still isn’t clean, he isn’t on the upcoming album, and his ex-friends don’t even want him back. It sounds harsh, but it’s true. They don’t miss his drama." That leads right into the next reason why Zayn won't be joining his former bandmates again. 

His bandmates don't want him back. They endured so much drama at the end of his tenure that any mention of Zayn coming back, makes their skin crawl. So for those of you hoping that everything would go back to normal and Zayn would make some sort of triumphant return to One Direction, you need to give it up. 

Is Kit Harington Playing A Game?

The furor of Sunday's season finale of Game of Thrones seems to be dying down. Now intrepid fans are starting to look at the books that the series is based on, and other sources to find out if Jon Snow is really dead. The answer seems to be not at all, but why did portrayer say that he wasn't going to be in season 6? There could be many reason but maybe, just maybe Kit Harington isn't telling the truth 100%.

Kit is one of the hottest stars right now and could land just about any project he wanted, seriously he would have been an awesome Christian Grey in 50 Shades, but a quick glance at his IMDB page shows that he has nothing in the works. Our friends over at Blind Gossip found it weird as well, "That’s weird. He has absolutely NOTHING in the pipeline. Even his costars have at least a project or two on the side, but he has nothing. Nothing in pre. Nothing in post." It does seem odd that someone in his position, isn't working on anything. 

Maybe BG got it right and there's something more at play here. While I was doing some research for the article on Jon's death on Monday, I found out that Kit was asking for more money for seasons 6 and 7. If the producers planned on keeping Jon Snow dead, they would have told him and his agents where to shove it. I'm gonna leave you with the words of BG "That is, unless our young actor is playing a little game of his own…"

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Blind: Controlling Ex Starts Fight

Blind Gossip

This actress is young and pretty and has a ton of film projects lined up. She would be pretty happy right now… if it wasn’t for the chronic interference of a certain older actress!
Our younger actress is blanching under the control-freak behavior of the older. You see, she is dating the older actress’ ex, and the older actress just can’t seem to let go of controlling him.
A couple of weeks ago, the older actress texted her ex about what he was wearing to some event. She then told him what she thought he should be wearing.
Uh oh. It may sound like a minor thing, but the first actress simply lost it! She exclaimed “Oh, for f*ck’s sake!”, grabbed his cell phone, and threw the phone halfway across the room (where it hit the padded headboard and bounced unharmed onto the bed). She then yelled at her boyfriend and asked him, “Is she your Mommy? No? Then stop letting her ‘Mommy’ you!”
My Guess: Jennifer Lawrence/Chris Martin/Gwyneth Paltrow 

Blind: May December Romance On Dr Who Set

Pop Bitch

Minglings between cast and crew on the set of the latest series of Doctor Who are sparking some juicy rumours. But which one of the show’s younger female stars (still in her teens) was recently taken by a senior exec to Europe for an unsupervised “production reccie”?

Most Popular and My Guess: Maisie Williams 

Blind: Feud Brewing In Band

Blind Gossip

There’s ugliness and fighting behind the scenes of this famous band!
Management is already having a challenging time holding the group together. They don’t want the any of the band members doing anything stupid to exacerbate an already-difficult situation. So they have lectured them about their public and private behaviors.
However, one of the guys is not just ignoring the advice: He’s defying it!  Lots of late nights and risky behavior and general tomfoolery.
One of his bandmates, who tends to take his career more seriously, does not think this behavior is the least bit funny! Mr. Serious knows he needs to make as much money as he can while they are together, and he doesn’t appreciate Mr. Tomfoolery messing with his paycheck and possibly hastening the demise of the band.
These two used to be great friends, but right now they are at odds. We don’t know if it will show up in public – as they tend to smile for the cameras – but there is an awful lot of nastiness and snarling and name-calling behind the scenes. Not all the time, but ten times more than before.
If you ever used to combine their names together because they were so close… now may be the time to stop!
Most Popular and My Guess: Serious: Harry Styles Fool: Louis Tomlinson Band: One Direction

Blind: Rapper Really Loves Watermelon

Blind Gossip

We hear a lot of crazy stories about music artists, but this juicy story comes straight from the artist himself!
This bad boy rapper is currently dating a blonde model who has been linked to multiple famous men, including athletes and movie stars and rappers. However, even someone as experienced as she is may find it difficult to satisfy his sexual needs.
He parties a lot and frequently has to deal with hangovers. His remedy? “When I c*m, it kind of relieves everything. If I f*ck, take a shower, throw up, sh*t, and then take a shower again, I’m back to square one.”
He admitted that once, when there were no girl around to help him with his hangover, he still needed something to f*ck.
So, he f*cked a watermelon.
BONUS CLUE! The rapper is white.
Most Popular and My Guess: Machine Gun Kelly (Dating Amber Rose)

Blind: Friends Are About To Fake It

Blind Gossip

 These two actors used to work together on a TV series that ended in the aughts. They are still good friends. However, fans have always desperately wanted them to couple up in a real life romantic relationship.
Well, we have good news for those fans: Now that they are filming together again, their publicists will be taking total advantage of you and your fantasy by creating a PR romance!
Expect many leaked reports of them dating, spending family time together, holding hands, romantic dinners and weekend trips, paparazzi shots of the two of them caught in secret intimate encounters, sneaking out of each other’s trailers and hotel rooms, verbal “slips” about the nature of their relationship, etc. We don’t think they will go as far as jewelry teases, but you never know. Of course, their fans will go crazy over everything and swear that they are really a couple.
If you believed that Robsten was real (which it was not), you will have no trouble believing that this PR romance is real. The “couple” has cleared their plates of public significant others, so the romantic scenario will seem very plausible. Plus, they are good actors and good friends, so faking a romance will not be a totally alien concept to them.
This will start now, continue during filming, slow down a little during post-production, and then ratchet up again before the release in 2016 and before the DVD is released. Yes, you have a full year of teasing and fake romance ahead. It will look believable… but you’ll know the truth!
Most Popular and My Guess: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson