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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Gaga Impresses, Bores on Joanne.

For a long time I was not a fan of Lady Gaga. In the very beginning, I thought she would be a one hit wonder and then fade away into the night. Of course this was not the case and we are all the more better for it. Just for the record my opinion of Gaga changed when I saw her in concert and realized that this woman is uber-talented. A fact that is driven home on her new CD, Joanne.

For those that were expecting music along the lines of The Fame, The Fame Monster, or ArtPop will be sorely disappointed. There are no dance songs or any tunes that are overtly pop on this record. The closest one will get to that is the lead single "Perfect Illusion", which fizzled on the charts faster than William Hung trying to sing "I Will Always Love You." That's not to say the song is bad, on the contrary I rather enjoy it. But the truth is that it's no "Applause" or "Poker Face", which is exactly what Gaga is going for with this collection. She said she wanted to get back to her roots, which was performing in dive bars.

Some people have suggested that she should have classified this CD as a country CD. There is certainly some argument for that. "One Million Reasons" would hold up very well as a country single but overall Joanne has more of a rock/indie feel to it. Now we all know that there is no way that Lady Gaga would ever have to go the indie route, but that's the feel of the CD and it's most welcomed. The chanteuse gives her vocals an exercise on almost every song, from the growl of "One Million Reasons" to the ethereal sound of "Angel Down".

But for most of Joanne, most fans will be wondering why. Why this CD? Why now? Why no song like "Do What U Want"? Those are things that no reviewer can answer, but I can offer this: As an artist maybe these are just things that she felt the need to say. Like Britney before her, Gaga is trying new things, which is exciting. This sound just didn't do much for me or a lot of people it seems.

Best Song: Sinners Prayer, One Million Reasons 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Don't Let Britney be The Last To Know Tom Hiddleston!

Yes the headline is a direct reference to a classic Britney song and no I am not sorry. She is a Goddess and deserves all of the praise that we heap upon her. And by we, I of course mean the Britney Army and I. Included in that would be any gentleman who thinks that he can win the heart of America's Sexiest Sweetheart. Or whom the iconic Britney may deem worthy of her attention and affections.

Multiple sources are saying that the man who Brit may be crushing on now is Tom Hiddleston aka former father figure to Taylor Swift's cats. After that break up, I thought that Tom would be done with famous women because he was so sick of the paparazzi and all of the attention that went along with dating someone so much more famous than he was. Yes I know he was the "internet's boyfriend" and he plays Loki in the Marvel movies, but he did not appear regularly in the tabloids or the gossip blogs until he hitched his wagon to Taylor.

All of this brings us to Brit and Tom having a mutual lust for one another. Now lust does not always translate to love, just ask anything that's not vodka in my life. But Brit had her people reach out to Tom's people to see if maybe he would be interested in going out on a date with her. Stop me if you've heard this timeless love story before. Rich people mate so much differently than us poor people. I use Grindr to find someone but Brit and Tom actually have people to do this stuff for them, I am so jealous. I really need to find someone to swipe right for me.

Enough about me being single. The sources say that Tom is very interested in getting to know Britney and likes that she is near his age. He also thinks that things will be quieter with her on the media front because she doesn't seek out attention the way Taylor does. I think what he means to say is that she's BRITNEY FREAKING SPEARS and of course he wants to date her because there is no one else on Earth like her.

And because today is Music Monday, here is the song that inspired the headline:

Friday, October 21, 2016

Are You Ready For Round 2 of Gaga vs Madonna?

Lady Gaga's newest CD drops today, so she is busy doing press. Now that I think about it, it's weird that the chanteuse turned actress hasn't done any press for American Horror Story. Maybe she has learned her lesson about overexposure. One lesson she didn't learn was not to mess with the Queen of Pop.

While being interviewed by Zane Lowe of Beats Radio One, Gaga tried to distance herself from Madonna when Lowe compared the two. “Madonna and I are very different. Just saying. We're very different. I wouldn't make that comparison at all and I don't mean to disrespect Madonna, she's a nice lady, and she's had a fantastic huge career, biggest pop star of all time,” That's fair enough. The ladies are very different, in fact I think Britney has more in common with Madonna than Gaga does. If only it had been left at that, nothing would have been made of that.

However in this day and age of people wanting to go viral and wanting to maximize the amount of press they get, that was not the end of it. Proving that I am not the only one who gets diarrhea of the mouth, Gaga went on to say more. “I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music, I spend hours and hours a day in the studio. I'm a producer. I'm a writer. What I do is different. There is spontaneity to my work, I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I'm not afraid of my flaws.” First, nobody ever should imply that Madonna is anything less than perfect. Doing otherwise is a Felony and punishable by death (aka being forced to listen to Justin Bieber talk about Justin Bieber). Also unless I am mistaken, I believe Madge also produces her music, she owned her own label for a very long time. 

Madonna has yet to respond to this but seeing as it just happened, give it time. Gaga for her part seemed to realize what she did and tried to walk back on it. She claimed that she didn't want to be compared to anyone else and that she was doing her own thing. Both are lovely things and perhaps true. But she needs to be careful about what she says, Bieber is dying to talk about himself....

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Here Are The Kerry Washington Conspiracy Theories

This fall has been Hell on me, what with Scandal being sidelined because of Kerry Washington's second pregnancy. I'm planning on launching a season-esque tale of my own on Facebook and WattPad but my former laptop decided to die, so I have to start all over. Anyways she had her baby on October 5 and revealed the birth of her baby to E! news, which is weird because I would think Disney/ABC would have had dibs on that announcement. Moving on, along with the news came the theorists that something isn't right....

Shows like The X-Files and even to an extent Castle rely very heavily on the chemistry between the lead characters. Scandal is one of those shows as well, and fans of OFitz (Olivia and Fitz) have decided that Kerry Washington must be sleeping with co-star Tony Goldwyn. My guess would have been Scott Foley but hey what do I know? And the reason that there are no pictures of the babies? Obviously because the father of the babies is Tony and not Kerry's husband.

What proof is there? Well fans really think so and the fact that Kerry won't share her little bundles of joys with us. Never mind the fact that she is a private person and didn't even make a spectacle of her wedding day or ever talks about anything personal really. No, she obviously is having an affair with her co-star because that is the narrative that people can get behind. For the love of Britney, I wish it were true because it would make becoming the next Jackie Collins all that much easier.

Instead of wondering whether or not Kerry and Tony are having an affair, let's celebrate the good news. In a world full of hate being spewed from every angle, let's take the news of a baby being born and raise it up. Congrats Kerry and thank you for making Thursday nights so fun!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Justin Bieber's Gay Porn Problem

I now have a working laptop and am back at work to bring you the best and most salacious gossip around town. Or hot guys, sometimes I'll bring you hot guys. Today we are talking about the over grown toddler, Justin Bieber and how he thinks that gay porn star Johnny Rapid is ruining his reputation. 

For those of you that prefer to forget, a couple of years ago Johnny Rapid offered Justin Bieber $2 million to star in a gay porn with him. Nothing ever came of that offer, much to the delight of gay porn watchers everywhere. Some gay men and straight women are relieved but I have a feeling some straight guys want to see Bieber get it on with another dude. Lesbians are the lucky ones who don't have to worry about the Biebs showing up in any of their videos. How I envy them.

Since the silent rejection Johnny has apparently turned himself into the adult star version of Bieber and Justin doesn't like it. In fact, he is mulling over legal action because he doesn't think his fan base can tell the difference between him and a porn star. Rob Schuter of the National Enquirer says: “This is a violation of his brand, and he will be looking into the matter before starting legal proceedings.” A little lesson for Bieber and Donald Trump: parody falls under the Fair Use clause of the Copyright laws. You may not like what you see but unless you are screwing guys on camera for money there is little to nothing you can do about it. Maybe ask Johnny to stop and listen to him laugh at you for a little while but not much more than that. 

What I am curious about is how it's "damaging his brand"? Bieber has shown his penis more times than Kim Kardashian has taken off her clothes. Yes, that's right I have now referenced Trump, Kardashian, and Bieber in the same post and it's about gay porn. This should win me some sort of award or something. Anyways, every time Biebs has too many scandals or people are talking bad about him out comes BJ (Bieber Junior) and people start talking about his naked body again. He may as well just do the damn porn and get it over with. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Royal Rant: My Coming Out Story

It must seem to the people in my day to day life, that I have been out since the day I was born. In fact perfect strangers who meet me today don't even ask if I'm gay, they tell me. So it might seem odd to people when I reveal that I was not always this open about my sexuality. In fact there was a time when I tried to deny who I am, and what I liked. And for the smartasses no it wasn't just before preschool.

Pull up a chair and let me tell you a story, a story about a time called the 90's, when I was a kid, well teen. I was in 7th grade, and in the locker room when all the  boys would change I realized that I didn't mind them being naked around me. Ok I really enjoyed it, especially what I now call my crush du jour. We'll call him H because I haven't seen him since that last day in 7th grade. H was a friend of mine, we hung out together but nothing really more than that. Of course for 12/13 year old boys thats all there needs to be, most don't understand having an emotional connection. Anyways I went home confused about why I was feeling so attracted to a boy. Wasn't wrong? The church I went to said it was. and they wouldn't lie.

I spent many a sleepless nights trying to figure out what was wrong with me. Slowly I started realizing that ever since I was a little, little kid my celebrity crushes were the boys not the girls. I mean sure my walls were littered with Madonna and Paula Abdul posters, and while I thought they were pretty (especially Madonna) I never had an inkling that I wanted to marry them. As I mentioned in a past column I did talk to an older gay man and he assuaged my fears but the church still had a big hold on me. Finally I decided that I couldn't possibly be a boy who likes boys, maybe I liked both. Satisfied I stopped stressing myself out.

That summer my mom married my stepdad and we moved away from my hometown. Not far or anything, just across the county. As we settled into the new house, I realized I could still dream about kissing Brian Austin Green and not let anyone know about my "problem". In the fall I started a new school, a whole new school district. I had met some people but wasn't really friends with anyone yet. I figured this would be a brand new start for me, I thought well maybe I'll just throw myself into my school work, no one expects me to make friends right off the bat.

That didn't quite work out the way I wanted. See I have always loved drama so i signed up for that as an extracurricular and I also signed up for journalism. I figured if I couldn't be an actor I could be the next Murphy Brown. Both of those classes had a boy in it that all the girls fawned over, I don't remember his name but I remember he was cute. Damn I thought, there goes my chance at normalcy.

The rest of 8th grade went by in a blur, me and mr Cutie started talking between classes and what not but nothing real serious. By the end of 8th grade I had no real close friends but definitely some people I wanted to keep talking to. And I thought that the liking the boys had gone away, I had gone almost the entire summer not thinking about boys.

That all changed once I hit high school. My first crush in high school was a boy named Bill, he was a senior. He swore and I thought he was so grown up. I doubt he ever knew that I liked him, and if he did he never said anything about it. I finally accepted to myself what I was and realized I could not change it. I swore though that I would never share it with anyone else. The consequences would be almost unbearable, I wouldn't have any friends and would be ostracized.

At the end of freshmen year a group was started that would ultimately change my life. Creative Writing Club had been formed! When I got to the meeting there was swimming boy, he was gorgeous. After one meeting we had a talk and he told me that he liked boys and girls. My dream come true, it was possible to like both and be 'normal'. After freshmen year, I never seen swimmer boy again but I started thinking seriously about coming out.

I didn't. For various reasons I kept myself in the closet, I was unhappy but I had friends and my family was going through some drama with my sister. My thought process was well theres so much going on I don't need to add to the stress that my parents are under. I did keep researching and trying to figure myself out, because I started realizing that I didn't like both boys and girls I only liked boys.

One guy, I was told liked me. When asked if I liked him too I told my friend Stephanie that I was "as gay as he was." Not very smart for someone trying to stay in the closet. Even less smart was telling friends that I had cuddled with another guy. After that debacle I was put under "homo-suspicion" and I badly wanted to confess but we had all started going to a new church and I was afraid of losing the friendships I had come to cherish.

Finally my oldest friend made me confess. We worked together, and had known one another since grade school, her family had moved to the city where mine had moved years before we did. So we were at work the Friday after Thanksgiving, 1999 a day I will never forget. I was mopping the floor and she was doing some dishes. Suddenly she stopped and looked at me and asked "Are you gay?" Of course I tried to deny it but she seen right through me. "Tell me the truth, are you gay?" she insisted. Finally reluctantly I said the words that I had previously sworn I would never say. "Yes I am gay."

That night on the way home we chatted about everything. Guys we liked, why I had hid the secret for so long. Just everything, and even better as one by one I confided in my friends instead of running from me they all embraced me and protected me. Which was totally unnecessary because in my high school every one let me know that if someone messed with me, I was to let them know and they would take care of the problem.

Why share my coming out story? Because most of the coming out stories that are shared either through memoirs or in literature are negative. In fact it seems like if you come out, you'll be beat up, thrown out of the house or worse. I want to spread some positivity and encourage people to come out!!!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Amber Tamblyn Shares Secret Pain In Wake Of Trump Scandal

My laptop broke, which is why I've been absent these past few weeks. I'm pretty sure it's because I contemplated writing something nice about Kim Kardashian and it lost it's mind. For my first post back though, I was hoping for some juicy gossip story but no. This one is even more important to share because of it's timeliness and frankly Amber Tamblyn was very courageous to share her story.

So for those of you who don't know, on Friday there were some leaked tapes of Donald Trump and Billy Bush engaging in "locker room talk". Which really amounts to The Presidential nominee saying that he could grab women by their genitals because he was a star. The controversy hit fast and hard, with many prominent Republicans calling for him to resign from the race. He won't of course. And slowly on Sunday many of those that were against him finally bought into the locker room talk and blamed Hillary Clinton somehow.

Enter GH's former (and best) Emily Quartermaine. Amber Tamblyn explained why the quote from the would be President upset her so much. In a lengthy Facebook post, she reveals that one of her ex-boyfriends sexually assaulted her. Her words are as powerful as they are scary. The picture that is painted is the very defnition of rape culture and it struck me that even stars are not safe from these situations. Here are here words, unedited:

I need to tell you a story. With the love and support of my husband, I've decided to share it publicly.
A very long time ago I ended a long emotionally and physically abusive relationship with a man I had been with for some time. One night I was at a show with a couple girlfriends in Hollywood, listening to a DJ we all loved. I knew there was a chance my ex could show up, but I felt protected with my girls around me. Without going into all the of the details, I will tell you that my ex did show up, and came up to me in the crowd. He's a big guy, taller than me. The minute he saw me, he picked me up with one hand by my hair and with his other hand, he grabbed me under my skirt by my vagina— my pussy?— and lifted me up off the floor, literally, and carried me, like something he owned, like a piece of trash, out of the club. His fingers were practically inside of me, his other hand wrapped tightly around my hair. I screamed and kicked and cried. He carried me this way, suspended by his hands, all the way across the room, pushing past people until he got to the front door. My friends ran after him, trying to stop him. We got to the front door and I thank God his brothers were also there and intervened. In the scuffle he grabbed at my clothes, trying to hold onto me, screaming at me, and inadvertently ripped off my grandmother’s necklace, which I was wearing. The rest of this night is a blur I do not remember. How I got out to the car. How I got away from him that night. I never returned for my necklace either.
That part of my body, which the current Presidential Nominee of the United States Donald Trump recently described as something he’d like to grab a woman by, was bruised from my ex-boyfriend's violence for at least the next week. I had a hard time wearing jeans. I couldn’t sleep without a pillow between my legs to create space.
To this day I remember that moment. I remember the shame. I am afraid my mom will read this post. I'm even more afraid that my father could ever know this story. That it would break his heart. I couldn't take that. But you understand, don't you? I needed to tell a story. Enjoy the debates tonight.
No matter who you support in the race for the White House, please take a second and have a serious talk about how people should be treated. It's no secret that I don't think that Mr. Trump is suitable to be the Commander in Chief. However these comments no matter when they were said, the fact is they were said. This needs to be a National conversation among every citizen.

Amber posted her story with the picture above. Any negative or nasty comments will be deleted.  

Monday, September 26, 2016

Whoopi Goldberg Leaving The View, Will She Be Replaced?

Two weeks into the new season and there is already backstage drama over at The View. Some of you may be rolling your eyes at me and thinking that of course that me saying there's drama behind the scenes is like Fox renewing The Simpsons, it's just a given. This time though, Whoopi Goldberg herself caused it and is generating quite a few headlines! Why? Because she said her intention is to leave the show at the end of this season.

Whoopi has been doing the talk show circuit promoting her new show, Strut. It's about the first Transgender Modeling Agency. When she appeared on Wendy Williams' show, Whoopi revealed that she "has" to leave, “I have to do it, baby, because I have to go and grow, I got stuff to do. I got movies I need to direct. I got books I got to finish.” Sometimes I think people forget that Whoopi is an EGOT, and she probably has projects lined up from Manhattan to LA. It really makes sense that she may want to leave a full time job to tackle these passion projects. 

For her part, Whoopi isn't worried about leaving The View. In fact, she basically told Wendy that she is only a part in the machine. “This was great and I love doing it, but it’s been awhile and they’re in their 20th season. They did this without me.” In case anyone is interested, Whoopi is the longest running Moderator that the show has had. And again, as a creative person I understand her need to get out there and do something different. 

Fans of the show may be asking who will replace Whoopi? That remains to be seen, but the most obvious choice would be to promote Joy Behar. On Friday's she is already holding court, and she is among the most popular co-hosts. There could be a civil war on Producers hands if they go outside of the current cast. That is if the shows does indeed go on. 

Yes there was a show before Whoopi, and it has undergone many cast changes over the years. However with sagging ratings and a seeming new push into scripted shows by the networks again, this could be the final straw for the venerable show. Rumors have been rampant that the new ABC Daytime President wants to put her mark on the show and sacking The View could be the way she does it. 

And because it's Music Monday, here is Mary J Blige's video for The Views theme song. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Soap Opera That Is The Brangelina Breakup

My word, when I predicted that the Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie split would be the biggest story on the gossip blogs, I had no idea how right I would be. Seriously Page Six should just change their name to Brangelina Central because almost every article has been about them for the last 24 hours. And yes I realize the same could be said for here but at least I'm condensing the juice into one or two posts per day. This one will be all about how Brad and Angie had a lot of trust issues between them, mostly because rumor has it someone has a wandering peen. Enough about Angie though.

As with yesterday we look back to an awards night to see that there were problems with Brangelina, and we missed the clues. Our friends over at Blind Gossip solved an item yesterday that was so glaringly obvious that I should be smacked for not getting it right. Brad and Angie skipped the Oscar ceremony but went to the parties. There they stayed on opposite sides of the room, and refused to be photographed together. What does this have to do with trust issues, you may be asking? Well give me a second to segue into it.

Yes that's a clumsy segue but so is Angelina getting caught hiring an investigator. Come on if you're one of the riches and most powerful people in the world, there is no reason why you're getting caught doing something like that. But she was and a source said that she had a feeling that Brad was passing his joystick to a player that wasn't her. He was passing it to his "Allied" costar, Marion Cotillard.  A source told Page Six“She hired a private eye because she felt that he was fooling around with her on the set, and it turns out, he was. And that was the final straw,’’ Truth be told if I had a bf and he was messing around on me, I'd be done to. However there is the tiniest bit of karmic revenge here because of how Brad and Angelina got started. 

Of course the biggest difference is that there were no kids when Brad and Angelina decided to play Mr. and Mrs. Smith off set. This time though, Blind Gossip says that there might be one in someone's tummy. Yep one of Brad's mistresses might be with child!!! Now to be fair, I have been researching and can't confirm that Marion is preggers but BG never said it was her, just The OTHER Woman. Here's what they say: "The Other Woman is pregnant. The Actor might be the father." And this just entered into soap territory. A divorce, an affair, and a whose the daddy story? General Hospital should take note, this is how soap is done. 

And another wrinkle has just been added to the story. Angie may not be the saint that she was hoping to be portrayed as. New rumors are flying about her that she may have been dating a politician before she filed for divorce from Brad. The rumor from Naughty Gossip adds that she is bored by Hollywood people, which would include her soon to be ex, and is intrigued by people in politics. "She has been getting more and more interested in politics for years and finds Hollywood dull and boring. She is more focused on helping children around the world. Through her adventures she has met some very powerful politicians. One of them she fell in love with. That is the real reason why she filed for divorce." Boy howdy, this is going to be a messy divorce and this is only day 2. Who knows what lies ahead. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Brangelina Split Is About To Be Gossip Heaven

As promised in the earlier post, I am following up on the Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt divorce. This news reminds me of the Katie Holmes/Tom Cruise break up a few years ago. It seemingly came out of nowhere and is now all anyone wants to talk about, including me. So I put nose to the computer screen and started searching for answers, and what I've come up with is some juicy stuff for us to sink our teeth into. And let's just be real here, this divorce will be driving gossip sites for the next 6 months at the very least. Brad and Angie know how to create drama unlike Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

First things first, it seems that the break up can be traced all the way back to January and the Golden Globes. Apparently Brad kept changing the excuse as to why she wasn't there, he told one group that she was sick and another that she was busy filming. This might not seem like a big deal but as Blind Gossip pointed out, actors are supposed to memorize lines and sell the story. Brad clearly failed at that and they speculate that he must have been "flustered" that she wasn't by his side.

Now on to the good stuff. Well good if you aren't Angelina or Brad that is. Her lawyer released a statement today saying that she filed for divorce for the "health of the family." Many people are speculating that Brad must have gotten into something bad or slept with someone he shouldn't have and is now paying for it with one of the biggest divorces in recent history. And make no mistake in terms of money and press, this will be a biggie.

But Angelina shouldn't expect to play the victim. In fact, there are reports that if she does then Brad will be forced to show his hand. His ace up his sleeve apparently includes her drug use and alleged overdoses, as well as a presumably untreated eating disorder. Blind Gossip has a delicious quote from a different item than the one linked to above: "She is crazy for attacking him, because if he attacks back, he could go after her on her [drug] addiction and her [eating disorder]. He seriously thought that she was going to die a couple of times. How would she feel if he made that public? The only thing that’s holding him back right now is he is worried about how it would affect the kids." At least someone is thinking about the children! But I fully expect this war to be played out in the press by the two best pros in the business. 

And somewhere Jennifer Aniston is hugging her hubby tightly, preparing herself for the onslaught of reunion covers that she'll grace with Brad. 

Breaking: Angelina Jolie Files For DIVORCE!!!!

So here's the shocker of the year: Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce form Brad Pitt after just 2 years of marriage. They had been together since 2004, when they filmed Mr. and Mrs. Smith. At the time Brad was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Angelina is seeking full physical custody of their 6 children, with Brad only getting visitation rights.

This is a breaking story, I will be back with much more as the information becomes available. And no, not just the mainstream media reports, the good gossip stuff. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Ariana Grande To Write Diss Song About Naya Rivera

Last week, I read more about Ariana Grande than I ever wanted to. How much of a diva do you have to be to try to start a feud with the human version of ramen noodles? Seriously, Ryan Seacrest is the handsome enough and has a nice enough smile to land some TV gigs, and he knows not to ask tough questions of his celeb guests. All this is to say that Ariana needs to learn from Mariah Carey, that diva knows how to shade people well enough that people still talk about it. Another Ariana feud that started bubbling last week-ish is the one with Naya Rivera.

So any good gleek knows that Naya released a tell all book recently. In it she says that she caught her former fiancee, Big Sean messing around with Ariana. Sounds like a storyline from Glee or Melrose Place but allegedly it happened in real life. There might be some merit to the story because Ariana is said to be working on a reaction to the whole thing.

Not just any reaction though. In today's economy, you need to milk whatever situation you can and make some cash. So rumor has it that Ariana is going to take a page out of Taylor Swift's playbook and write a song about the whole thing. Our friends at Blind Gossip say: "She’s going to get her revenge in a way that will sound familiar: She’s going to do a song about it!" I mean of course she's going to write a song about it! It'll help tell her side of the story and you know help her make more money as I mentioned above. 

You may be thinking that Ariana wants to apologize and do a mea culpa. If that's what you think, then obviously you don't watch soap operas or cover Hollywood for a living or read any gossip sites. What I'm syaing is that you all already knew that the pop tart wasn't going to just sit back and be made the villain. She's launching her own attack and BLAMING NAYA for the cheating! BG says "The song isn’t going to be about how she stole someone else’s man… but rather how the actress is the one who lost him." This is not going to be some Stand By Your Man stuff. Is it wrong that I can't wait for this feud to explode?

And since it's Music Monday, here's one of Ariana's songs I can stand:

Friday, September 16, 2016

Drake Outed? Fake Relationship With Rihanna Exposed

Rumor has it that before she (or he, different reports are using different pronouns) passed away, Alexis Arquette was planning a tell all in which she would out gay people in Hollywood. One person that more than likely would have been on that list is Drake, but multiple sources are making sure that the world knows that he likes the peen. Seriously, like four or five different sources as of this writing have reports up that Drake is gay and that his relationship with Rihanna is fake.

So during my usual scramble on trying to come up with something to write about, I remembered a post by Blind Gossip. In it they talk about how Drake's team paid women to be part of his Harem and make him look straight, and that his relationship with Rihanna was set up for publicity. They had a source quoted, nearly word for word as someone who posted on an instragram picture of Drake's.

Here's where it gets really good. As I mentioned the woman, a former hanger on, commented on a picture of Drake and Rihanna. She says that Drake is "a full on gay man" and that his team offered her the "opportunity of a lifetime." She also says that she doesn't know why Rihanna agreed to fake date the man when it can only hurt her. She also acknowledged that RiRi cares about the former Degrassi star but didn't elaborate as to what extent.

If Lee Daniels ever decided to, this would make a great show or at least an intriguing storyline for Empire. Jamal is just as hot as Drake is, and the people could be replaced by Lucious. Anyways, the weird thing is that Drake or his people didn't erase the post. Maybe they want people to know? Here's a screen shot of the comment for you:

Thursday, September 15, 2016

What Is Happening Over At GH?

Earlier this year, I wrote that General Hospital was in crisis. At the time Kirsten Storms and Tyler Christopher both needed emergency recasts within days of one another. The heat I took over on Facebook was even worse than when I did the story about Prince having AIDS. Soap fans are loyal, I get it. That's why I want them as my fans, they'll take up for you when everyone else is kicking you down. However the issue is that, I didn't say anything overly negative about the show other than the execs needed to get it together. Which is the same thing I'm going to say here, I don't know what's going on but hopefully the Producers and Writers get their ish together. In the last 24 hours, it was reported that Tyler Christopher is not returning and that Bryan Craig is leaving the show.

Back in May, all that was said about Tyler's unexpected departure was that he asked for some personal time. Rumors abounded though that contract negotiations weren't going very smoothly. After all of that though, it was announced that Tyler would return in August with Kirsten. Then nope he'll resume taping in September. Again nope. Yesterday everywhere reported that Tyler and by extension Nikolas would not be returning at all. Multiple outlets reported that it was because contract talks broke down. This isn't a horrible thing, Nik has been off the canvas for a while and other stories are going on. Yes Tyler is a long term vet and many fans love him but honestly I don't think it'll have much impact.

The exit that will have a big impact though is Bryan Craig. Yes Morgan has been stuck in storyline purgatory since they decided to move him away from his romantic liaison with Ava. Right now he is in some weird story where Ava has replaced his bipolar medication with placebos in order to break up his relationship with Kiki. Unless she wants him back, I really don't know what the end game is here and frankly it bores me. The best thing about Bryan's leaving is that maybe we can get rid of Kiki too! Back to the point though, Bryan is an Emmy winning actor (so is Tyler), whose character is connected to just about every person on canvas. When he goes, the show is losing a dynamic that they may not get back. If they recast, they need someone very strong to take over and they better have some decent story for that person.

So what is going on? Maybe these two actors just decided to leave. It happens at jobs all the time. However in my managerial experience people don't just leave. Something is making them unhappy or making the job unenjoyable. Maybe it was the writing, or the management. Who knows for sure except the two men, but there was something that drove them away, 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Evan Peters and Emma Roberts Reunited Just In Time For Their Shows Return

It's that time of year again, when fauxmance couples have to come together to promote their shows. You know the ones, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson (come on you know they're heading that way), last but far from least Evan Peters and Emma Roberts. You can time their make ups and break ups to when their shows are about to start.

Does anybody really believe it was a coincidence that as Scream Queens was waiting for a renewal that Emma and Evan broke up? Ryan Murphy who was also responsible for Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, knew he needed to prove that people cared about the show. Hence he orchestrated the break up and rode the press wave.

Now that American Horror Story is starting tonight (which Evan is on), Evan and Emma decide that they are so in love they can't be apart for another minute. Malarkey. Both shows needed some extra press, so they went back to the fauxmance well and figured that it worked out well last time, they would try it again. The bonus here is that both Scream Queens and AHS are getting the press, so that's double the publicity for the same amount of money. Pretty clever Mr. Murphy.

For the record, not everyone is happy about the reconciliation of this relationship. Blind Gossip talked to one of Evan's friends and they didn't mince words about how they felt about Emma. "She is psycho and she was making him psycho. We just hope he’s smart enough to stay away from her this time. That bitch needs to be in a mental hospital, not a relationship." If he says this behind her back, I'm curious about what he says to her face. I mean good lord, Trump says nicer things to people who aren't voting for him. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ryan Lochte Attacked On DWTS

In my life, I've only watched a handful of episodes of Dancing with the Stars. Those were all years ago when my then pretend husband Lance Bass and soap doyenne/my personal favorite actress Susan Lucci were on. Nothing exciting happened and honestly I went about my business of watching How I Met Your Mother. Last night, I got home from class and it was on while I was eating dinner. Before I went to change the channel, I noticed that hottie Ryan Lochte was on deck, so I figured what the heck I can waste a few minutes watching him shake his booty. And he did not disappoint. After his performance, was when the real drama happened. Someone tried to attack him.

Carrie Ann Inaba was asked to give her opinion on the performance. She got out a word or two and then suddenly kept saying excuse me. Viewers at home knew something was amiss but couldn't see what was going on. Tom Bergeron cut to commercial with nary a word of what was going on. Which left it up to us to ask Twitter,

And if you saw the Twitter feed that I saw, you know that everyone was asking the same question. From my GenGossip account, I asked what was going on. No one answered me directly but there were answers from others that said a couple of guys rushed the stage and threw something at Ryan. The rationale still isn't known right now, but most people are guessing it has something to do with the Olympian lying in Rio.

The conspiracy theorist inside of me thinks that this was all staged. DWTS and Ryan's team were already in negotiations when the aforementioned scandal rocked Rio. So what better way to start the redemption of Ryan, than by showcasing people who hate him. It's funny that we didn't see anything and then they cut to commercial. Tom Bergeron thanked security when they came back from the ad filled break. That too worked in their favor because there was no way anyone was flipping the channel after that drama, we wanted to know what happened. Ryan gets insta-redemption and ABC fills their coffers with more money and get a ton of publicity.

Here is a picture of the alleged attackers:

Friday, September 9, 2016

Review: Speechless is Laughless

There's always a thought that the trailer for a new show gives away all of the best parts of the show. That is the case with ABC's latest family comedy, Speechless. Hulu had the Pilot available for people who are interested in the show, and it seemed like a good enough way to spend a half hour. I hate to be wrong but boy was I wrong about this show.

The concept of the show is a family with a disabled teen moves to a new neighborhood. Therein lies the problem with the show. The entire concept wants you to laugh at someone who is differently abled. A fact that they hit you over the head with at least a dozen times before the first commercial break. The characters are caricatures of sitcom prototypes that work well on other shows but fall flat on this one. Minnie Driver as the harried, angry mother leads the cast and is the best part of the show. Not the angry mother bit, but her delivery is near perfect.

One of the biggest problems with the show is that outside of a few scenes, there was nothing to laugh at. The best scene featured the family arguing about whether to stay at the new house or go back to the old one. The one liners flew fast and furious, and the cast actually seemed to be enjoying themselves. It got mucked up with more sitcom cliches after, and went back to being the laugh free experience that it had been before.

ABC has had a lot of success with shows like The Goldbergs and Fresh Off The Boat, which liberally take from the real life of their series creators. Speechless should have followed the same pattern. If there was nothing that they liked in that vein, the least they could have done is look further into the characters, rather than making the archetypal characters. Lazy Husband is not a personality! And John Ross Bowie deserves better, he left The Big Bang Theory for this!!!!

There is hope, especially in the aforementioned fight scene. But a pilot should be what you use to lure people to your show. If this is their best foot, I'm out.

Grade D+

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Recipe: Chicken and Bacon Pasta




Spaghetti Sauce (Garden variety Ragu is what I used)

Honey Jack Daniels

Spaghetti noodles


Fry up the bacon, just the way that you like it. Once it's fried chop it up into small pieces.

Also fry up the chicken. As with the other chicken dish I added in a splash of Honey Jack Daniels for some flavor. Once the chicken is cooked, you need to cut it up too. Of note you can cut the chicken before you cook the chicken, that's up to you.

 Make the pasta as directed (you can use any kind of noodle you want). Combine all the ingredients together and enjoy. It's a simple dish that you can make in in less than 20 minutes or so.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Troy Aikman/Skip Bayless Feud Just Got Interesting

You all know by now that the only sport I compete in is who can drink the most cranberry and vodkas. Frankly, I don't really care about sports all that much. Unless a hot guy is taking his shirt off, then you can bet your sweet booty I am in. Also if there's an inkling that an athlete might be gay or have some scandalous secret, I'll look into t. This was the case with Troy Aikman and his feud with Skip Bayless,

A little history for those who are like me and don't know the players in this story. Troy Aikman is considered one of the best football players that ever graced the field. Skip Bayless has been a sports journalist for a while and started uncovering facts about Troy. Eventually Skip wrote a book that insinuated that Troy liked men and that the ladies he dated were just for show. And boom goes the dynamite.

Their feud has been going on for about 20 years or so. Troy left football and is now broadcasting for Fox Sports, where Skip just happened to get hired. Awkward! It gets even worse though, when Troy was doing an interview with Sports Illustrated, Troy let out a truth bomb (well his truth anyways): “To say I’m disappointed in the hiring of Skip Bayless would be an enormous understatement, Clearly, [Fox Sports president of national networks] Jamie Horowitz and I have a difference of opinion when it comes to building a successful organization. I believe success is achieved by acquiring and developing talented, respected and credible individuals, none of which applies to Skip Bayless.” Damn! Taylor Swift and Katy Perry aren't even that vicious to one another. Hell that statement makes the rivalry between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump look like child's play. 

My guess is Skip is going to sit back and let this all play out. He'll let Troy make noise in the media for a while, and then he'll start dropping bombs of his own. Blind Gossip has a lot of the details about what happened between the two but here's the nugget that really got me. What does Skip know about Troy and his alleged gay relationships? "EVERYTHING! Names, dates, duration, travel, hookups, breakups, etc. He also knows all about that long-term relationship with athlete had with another male broadcaster. Whoa!" With that kind of ammunition, I'd be reading very carefully Troy. Unless you think it's time to tell the world what this feud is really about....

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Recasting Adam Newman....Again

For it's 11,000th episode, The Young and The Restless seemingly killed off Adam Newman, again. This time though it was because the actor, Justin Hartley, was leaving to do one of the most anticipated primetime shows of the new season. There were many fans who just asked that the show rest the character, but with so much story attached to him, it doesn't seem to be an option. So who should play the iconic and uber-popular character. Who could possibly fill the shoes of the talented Mr. Hartley?

Rumors right now are focused on Aiden Turner, who played Aidan DeVane on All My Children. While he is a good actor, this will be a horrible miscast scenario for a role that has seen more drama and been recast more times than Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live. Yes Aiden has a fan base and a lot of AMC fans loved him, but he has a limited range and he doesn't quite fit into the role the way Justin Hartley did.

One of the suggestions I made in a Facebook group was Justin Bruening. The argument could be
made that he has limited range too, and that is true. However his technique is very similar to Justin Hartley's and his charisma will help with the learning curve. Another plus is that Bruening worked very closely with Melissa Claire Egan during his time on All My Children and many fans noted that they had some good chemistry. The issue they might run into with Bruening is that like Hartley, he is in demand in primetime and would probably ask for an "out" clause.

Another suggestion that I made was Jacob Young. Ignoring the crush I have on the former JR Chandler, he has already been paired with Melissa Claire Egan successfully and they have a fabulous rapport. Yes he is on Bold and The Beautiful right now, but since they are sister shows it might be an easy transition, should they decide to go that way. Jacob doesn't possess the easy charm that Justin Hartley does, but he brings an instant gravitas to any story that he is in. Plus he is no stranger to being a recast and has worked with a heavyweight TV father (RIP David Canary). The question is can BB survive without him?

What do you think they should do with the character of Adam Newman?

Sunday, September 4, 2016

GG Exposes: A Sordid Tale

The movie is a cult classic, and the TV show that followed was the biggest hit Logo has ever seen with a scripted show. So what happened to Sordid Lives and why is there no season 2? The show that brought such separate actors and actress' together like the late, beloved Rue McClanahan, Caroline Rae, Leslie Jordan, Olivia Newton John and yes even Del Shores' husband Jason Dottley is a victim of the economy allegedly.

According to Del Shores, whom we did an interview with, he says that producer Stan M Brooksis the only reason why there is no season 2 on the horizon. He says that Logo in fact did orderanother season and that the overseas partners were selling the series to a few other countries but everything would have fallen into place if Stan had been paying the artists. Del explains in his own words"I'll keep this short or maybe not. LOGO ordered a 2nd season contingent on the other financial partners coming back on board. Our foreign distributor, IMG, wasn't ready yet... they were still selling the show. It would have happened, I believe, though, since we are now in 17 countries. BUT, Stanley M. Brooks, the producer of the show and owner of the production company ONCE UPON A TIME FILMSdecided to not pay the artists (actors and myself) their residuals when they were due. It got very messy (and still is) with the Guilds."

The story however gets a bit murkier as Stan M Brooks and his Once Upon A Time production company are declaring bankruptcy tonight at 5:01 pm if the unions Directors Guild Of America (DGA), Screen Actors Guild (SAG), AFTRA, and Writers Guild Of America (WGA) don't accept his $500,000 settlement offer. According to Stan he is as much of a victim in all of this as everyone else. He says that payroll company Axium screwed him over and he had to then pay everyones pay checks out of his own pocket. "As you know, during that production, in the first week of January 2008, with three weeks left in the production, we learned that our payroll service, AXIUM, had filed for Chapter 7bankruptcy protection. What you may not know is that 24 hours earlier, a representative of Axium notified us that Axium had changed its policy on security deposits and that Axium would not be releasing the upcoming week's payroll unless the production wired them an additional $200,000 - bringing the amount on reserve up to over $500,000. Unbeknownst to that executive (and to us), a two billion dollar New York "Hedge Fund" had forced Axium to insist on the deposit of additional funds from all its payroll clients, just moments before forcing Axium into bankruptcy. The Hedge Fund then swept all of Axium's payroll accounts. In the end, when all of the paychecks that hadn't already cleared then bounced - the production ended up having to cover over $700,000."

Del has issued a stern "No comment" while the unions are negotiating terms and what not today. Many of the people who know about the story say that it is quite sad, and are siding with Del and the cast of the once great show. One person said that this was "just desserts" for Stan. Yet another wishes the cast and crew "luck", and agrees with most people that Stan needs to leave show business forever. What a twisted Sordid story.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Crazy Soap Lady Talks: Love Triangles

Gossipers I really need your help to become a superstar on this site. Royal is always threatening to shut me down or take my column away. I did one about the pope that he deemed too dirty. Yet he lets Mandy talk about her hair. It's not fair, how can she talk about her hair and I can't talk about how hot the pope is. I mean sure he's 70 or 80 and he's about 30 or 40 years younger than me but why does that matter? And about that Mandy do you know that I saw her at the grocery store and she wouldn't let me hide out in her house. I was appalled. Well I had a Paul but right now that’s not what I'm talking about.

Or is it? Long before Angelina stole Brad from Jennifer, before Elizabeth got Eddie out from under Debbie, there was me. Yes, that’s right gossipers I admit I stole a man before. Well stole may not be the right word, he came onto me and said that he and his wife had an arrangement and well he had muscles that would make Taylor Lautner blush. So of course I began an affair with him, and we carried on until his wife found out and threw a fit saying something about monogamy.

See I identify with so called "bad girls" Angelina Jolie is exotically beautiful and I can see why Brad couldn't keep it in his pants. Hell if I were within 10,000 feet of her I wouldn't be able to keep it in my pants either. I'd dress up as her brother if it meant I could get some tongue action out of her.  Jen really didn't stand a chance after Brad agreed to star in Mr. And Mrs. Benjamin Salt with Angie. I mean come on what did you expect to happen Jen, when your husband signed up for a movie with a sex Goddess? Jen you're pretty and all but you are no Angelina, so just stick to your John Vaughns.

Elizabeth Taylor also got a bad rap for a while.  I mean sure she stole Eddie Fisher from Americas then sweetheart. But I mean think about this from Eddie's point of view, here was the most beautiful woman in the world throwing herself at him, what was he going to do say no? I hardly think so I wouldn't expect any man of mine to say no?

A triangle that really intrigues me, is the one at the center of Twilight. The sexual tension is almost unbearable; it melts my screen every time I pop in the movies to watch athem. Of course I am talking about Edward and Jacob. Sure, sure they out a lesbian in the middle of the gay men fighting over each other which makes absolutely no sense at all. I mean was there a quotient for bad actress, who recite lines robotically that had to be filled? Anyways so technically I guess their fighting over lesbella but in reality they want each other. I see it everytime they appear on screen together. Edwards portrayer even said he made the other one’s nipples hard. If thats not love, then I have no idea what is. I hope Jedward have a long and happylife after the studio finally lets them show the love they feel for one another and get that bitch out of the way.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Royal Rant: What Would Jesus Do?

I've been thinking a lot about religion lately. There seems to be three groups of Christians, there are those that are very devout and do everything in accordance to the bible, there are those who are the complete opposite and completely just don't believe a word of the bible, and then there are people like me who do believe in God but don't go to church because they don't feel welcomed. Mostly this is because of people in the first group but we'll get to that.

I have a very dear friend, who I met when I worked at Target, she is uber-religious. Her love for Jesus is so infectious that even just talking over Facebook I can feel it. This was never more evident than when I commented on a picture that she posted in support of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame. It was one of those memes that said something about how he wasn't judging people. I responded that if he wasn't judging people, he wouldn't have felt the need to say that he wasn't judging people. A stance that I stand behind. I anticipated a back and forth with my friend, it's what we do. I was shocked and appalled by the response I got from one of her former Facebook friends (she deleted him after this situation). His arguments were vile, disgusting, and really radical.

Being the sweetheart that she is she messaged me via a private message and apologized for what was said. This led to a deep discussion about religion and church. I revealed to her why I choose to worship in my own way, minus the hypocritical views of people judging me without knowing me. It was a generalization and it was wrong. As I awaited her response I expected something along the lines of "being gay is a sin" or "you made the choice to love men". The actual response was something so beautiful, wonderful, and should be what every so called Christian aspires to.

When I got the notification that she had responded, I opened it tentatively. I was so sure that she and I would get into one of our infamous debates and eventually agree to disagree that my stomach was in knots. Her words were kind, and said that she was very sorry for what I had to deal with and that she didn't agree with the hatred that some members of The Church spewed. Then she said something that absolutely floored me and reminded me of why she and I are friends. "Jesus didn't hang out with the pious, the church leaders. He was with the whores, the tax collectors, the sinners. He loved everyone, and that's the example that we should follow." Yes with all of my heart that is the example that we should follow. It is what I believe with all of my heart and soul. It is how I live my life.

I don't care if you are gay or straight, black or white, rich or poor, everyone is treated equally by me. I am far from perfect but I try my best to have an open heart and help out everybody. Why don't more people who believe in God do this? I can only guess that it is because of the bible and the perceived notion that being gay is worse than say taking someone's life. The God that I believe in loves everyone and forgives those who come to him asking for it.

Instead of judging or going on some incredibly weird rant about why being gay is wrong, we all need to ask ourselves WWJD; What Would Jesus Do?