Thursday, October 23, 2014

Is Honey Boo Boo Ending?

As has been mentioned before I detest reality shows. Most of the people who appear on the have no talent, Kim Kardashian, and only got their show because of a scandal. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was no exception, except instead of a scandal, it was a spinoff of a horrible show called Toddlers and Tiaras. Now though, the future of Honey Boo Boo is in question, as TLC questions whether or not to continue with the series.

Honey Boo Boo is the star of the show, however she is a young child so she is surrounded by her family. Her mother, Mama June split with her father earlier this year. As is often the case with these things, Mama June decided that she needed to start dating someone else. Once again as is often the case she decided to go back to her ex-boyfriend, Mark McDaniel. Nothing too bad about that right? Every pot needs a lid.

This is where the network becomes a little skeptical about the direction that things are taking. See McDaniel is a convicted child molester, and the child that he was convicted of molesting is somehow associated with Mama June. This makes the network nervous because they are trying to clean up their image and don't really want this sort of thing around their schedule. A spokesperson sent out this statement “TLC is not currently in production on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series,” Deadline was the first to report this story.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Renee Zellweger Is Agoraphobic

Much has been said about Renee Zellweger's 'new' face. Many are claiming that she has had some major surgery done, while Renee has vehemently denied these claims. There are a lot of people making fun of her, which can only result in hurt feelings and reinforcing the gripping fear that holds Renee hostage. Multiple sources are confirming that Renee Zellweger is agoraphobic.

For the last few years people have wondered where the one time superstar had gone. Most of us just figured her time in Hollywood was over and she was accepting it with dignity and grace. Enty Lawyer from CDAN though says it's more than that. He writes, "She calls it stage fright. There is some of that to be sure because she can freeze in front of a camera. It is one reason she hates doing awards shows or anything requiring her to read a teleprompter." It is sad to think that Renee has to deal with this but there is more. Enty continues on to say "...she has suffered the past five or six years with actually leaving her own house. It is rare she can manage and when she does it is usually with her boyfriend by her side. She prefers to be alone with him, or just alone is fine with her too." There is a time to be alone and a time to be with people, but relying on one person is scary. 

Of course Enty insinuates that the boyfriend may be making the problem worse for his own selfish gain. "There is talk that her boyfriend likes to have her under his control and maybe had made things worse for his benefit." I hope that Renee deals with this issue rather than sweeping it under the rug and pretending that everything is ok.

Murphy Brown's Greatest Achievement

For years, I have missed and loved Murphy Brown. She was sarcastic, witty, intelligent, everything that I imagine myself to be. However it wasn't until I watched the entire series in a few marathon sessions that I realized that I had been missing something as a writer. The characters stay the same throughout the show with very little change but a lot of growth, that was something anyone should be able to see. No the greatest achievement of this groundbreaking sitcom was something else, Murphy Brown dared to do something that very few other TV shows have done.

 Throughout the entire 10 season run of the series Murphy had quite a few lovers.Her ex-husband kicked off an arc that would ultimately define the series, Jerry Gold would go on to arguably be her soulmate. There were others but they didn't last for very long and most weren't mentioned again. Though there was one man who was a constant in her life, her best friend: Frank Fontana.

Frank and Murphy shared a deep, unconditional love with one another. Sure they would argue and try to out maneuver one another, but at the end of the day their friendship always came first. Which in the era we live in now means that they are meant to be together and the show would play the will or won't they card until the audience was ready to revolt. However since the writers of Murphy Brown always zigged when you thought that they would zag, they two remained pals and nothing more. That is the mark of a truly great show right there! Two actors who have chemistry in spades and they choose to stick to the characters just being friends.

Sure there were two episodes when it seemed like they might go that route but ultimately they realized they were better off as friends. The first happened in the first season (actually in the first batch of 13 episodes) when Murphy wants to try to have a baby with Frank. He can't donate because of motility problems, so they try to have sex to hilarious results. Ironically the second time happens in the final season. After a lengthy discussion  the two decide to try going on a date to hilarious results. Of course Frank was trying to stall Murphy so that the surprise party he was throwing her could be put together, but the conversation they had afterward was so sweet and poignant that it would be remiss not to mention it. Frank had turned the FYI set into a replica of American Bandstand, and Murphy asked him for the first dance. During which she says to him, "Boyfriends come and go, but a best friend is forever." And that folks is how you wrap up one of the most interesting friendships in TV history.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Voice Feud: Shakira vs Gwen Stefani

Why is it every time there is a successful show with more than one woman, feud rumors crop up? Desperate Housewives, Sex and  The City, and countless other shows were successful and plagued by rumors of the women hating one another. The tradition now continues with America's  favorite singing competition, The Voice. That's right folks we have a Feud on The Voice and it's between Shakira and Gwen Stefani!

I know I'm just as shocked as you guys are that Christina Aguilera isn't involved in this feud. Anyways apparently the pop stars are rivals not only in the music industry but also within the world of their shared reality show. The confusing thing is trying to figure out why they don't like one another, seeing as they are not even on the show together. Entry Lawyer writes that Shakira "was noticeably absent from a photo shoot she was supposed to attend." He goes on to say that "She can't stand..." Gwen  but gave no indication as what caused this.

It  "really ticked off "the producers though. Maybe that's why she's not on the docket to return to the show anytime soon?

Jon Bernthal's Bad Behavior

So right now The Walking Dead is like the biggest thing on TV, and that means the stars of the show are gaining popularity. It has to be a dream come true for all of those involved and will certainly help their careers. Of course along with success comes the bad behavior, think Shannen Doherty in the original 90210 years. Now though it's time for us to cover TWD's Jon Bernthal's bad behavior.

Part of the responsibility of actors is to promote the show that they are on, in Bernthal's case it meant that he went to Wizard World in Chicago. Like Stephen Collins, Bernthal seems to like his girls very young and according to Blind Gossip he did everything in his power to be creepy and hook up with a young girl. BG writes: "He called them over to his table or followed them around. He quizzed them about who had accompanied them to the convention. Some of those girls were as young as 16 and were at the convention with their parents!" That's not even the worst part of the story, the creep-o-meter is raised  "If he could catch them without their parents nearby, he would stare at their breasts, ask them what they were doing later and ask them for the name of the hotel at which they were staying." Wow and did I fail to mention that Jon is a married man with children of his own?

His bad behavior is not limited to just being the creepy old man that people try to keep their kids away from. In fact apparently Bernthal is notorious for drinking while signing autographs at all kinds of Comic Con events, BG explains "We’ve also heard that at other Comic Con events, he sits at his table drinking liquor in the middle of the day while signing autographs for young kids. Nice."

Monday, October 20, 2014

Breaking: Oscar De La Renta Has Died

Sad news to bring you tonight: Oscar De La Renta has passed away. For the last 8 years the iconic fashion designer had been battling cancer. The man was so good at what he did that he dressed First Ladies ranging from Jackie O to Hillary Clinton to Laura Bush. He had his started his own label in the mid-1960's. His most recent design was seen at George Clooney's wedding.

This story is still developing....

Friday, October 17, 2014

Let's Talk: Stop Flights To Ebola Plagued Countries?

The Ebola epidemic is in full force right now. Panic is rising among most (if not all) people, with people falling into two camps. One camp swears that if you even see a person with Ebola, you will become infected with it and die. The other believes that it's not all that bad and you won't catch it unless you have contact with someone who is infected. Personally I fall somewhere in between, not knowing much about it myself. However a good question was asked on Facebook: Should we stop all non-essential flights into countries with a high concentration of Ebola infections?

The response on Trevor Donovan's page, he posed this question first, seems to be mixed with a slight majority saying yes. Most of the people think that it is essential to protect the United States from this disease, even though it has already crossed our borders. The people who are saying no are asserting that not only should we aid our fellow humans but who has the right to decide what is essential and what is not.

I will allow Trevor Donovan to end this post with his question: "Should all non essential flights to and from Ebola-ridden countries be stopped till the Ebola crisis is under control?"

Days Speculation: Is EJ Alive?

It's been a while since I've done a speculation post, and I've never done one on Days of Our Lives. However an article over at Daytime Confidential raised my flag a bit and made me curious about things. So I read the article twice and then watched the show to see if maybe I could come up with some storyline that would make sense. With Alison Sweeney and James Scott leaving the show, the writers had to come up some kind of compelling story to write them off. But EJ being shot by a newbie thug? That seems outrageous but is it? Could EJ actually be alive?

Let's set the scene here. Clyde is new to town, and he is supposed to be this big bad villain. What better way to establish this by having him order the hit on one of the most popular characters on the canvas. Not only does it make him seem like a badass but there's going to be very little blow back against him because A.) he didn't actually commit the murder and B.) James Scott was already leaving the show of his own free will. This could set Clyde to have a long, evil life in Salem, USA.

Yet as the DC article points out, Kristen injected EJ's body with some sort of chemical. Presumably the same one that has brought John Black back to life. In the above argument I said that by having Clyde put a hit on EJ, this sets him up as a true villain. If EJ was injected with the bring you back to life potion, this opens up a whole world of possibility. Before Alison Sweeney's final episode, the reveal that EJ is alive could reverberate through the DiMera clan and with Sami. EJami could decide to leave Salem in order to have their happily ever after.

Of course this being a soap, and particularly EJ and Sami, the thirst for revenge will never be far. So Sami could pop into Salem occasionally gathering notes on what people are doing and she could keep an eye on Clyde. Then when the timing is right (something that the writers should look to General Hospital for), and Sweeney/Scott are ready to come back to the show, we could have one helluva revenge tale. Imagine the first scene, when Sami reveals herself. She could hold out her hand and show the rock to her mother and proudly proclaim loud enough for everyone to hear, "I am MARRIED!" As that bomb is set off, then EJ walks in. And boom goes the dynamite. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lego Batman Coming Soon

Did anyone else see The Lego Movie from earlier this year? It was one of the best flicks to come out this year. It also made a boatload of cash, which of course caused the studio to greenlight a sequel after the second day that it was in theaters. However in even better news, there will be a spinoff of the franchise. That's right folks Lego Batman is coming soon.

Will Arnett is expected to reprise his role as Lego Batman. Though there are no details about what the plot will be but it is safe to bet that it will be kid friendly. How cool would it be to get a very adult action story in the form of an animated movie. Yes I know that there are plenty of them but this would be the first major motion picture, not a direct to DVD story. 

Breaking: Amanda Bynes Hospitalized

It's been a rough day for the former starlet. Her day started off with her accusing her father of molesting her, then recanting that statement. Instead of just saying I messed up, Amanda Bynes accused her father of implanting a microchip in her brain. The craziness was expounded when Bynes told Perez Hilton that people could hear her brain.

One of these things would be enough to warrant someone taking action, but all of them together pretty much demanded action. Her parents convinced her to go back to Los Angeles, where there was a car waiting for her. Instead of taking her to The London Hotel like she thought, she was taken directly to a psychiatric hospital where she was put on a 5150 hold. That means she was admitted involuntarily and can be held for 72 hours or up to 14 days, depending on what the doctors think. Her parents will also seek another conservatorship.

Daniel Franzese Please Go Home

One night stands that won't go home. This is a serious problem that effects millions and millions of people. Then along comes Sam Smith begging his trick to Stay and viola the problem is exasperated. What is a horny yet single person to do when they have gotten what they wanted from someone and they don't want to be around them any more? The answer is simple, play the parody of Smith's hit song Please Go Home featuring Mean Girls' Daniel Franzese.

The parody features Franzese with another (HOT) dude. The trick only wants to take selfies and spend more time with the man who he had just had coitus with. Does anyone else love that because of The Big Bang Theory, we can use coitus again? No just me. Well fine then. Back to the synopsis, Franzese is begging this guy to go home but he doesn't seem to get it. Throw in a few drag queens and the San Francisco Gay Men's chorus and you have yourself a viral parody.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Nick Jonas Would Show His Junk

Does anybody else remember when the Jonas Brothers pulled those douchey purity rings out of their arses and swore that they would remain pure until they got married? Apparently niether does Nick Jonas who is doing everything in his power to be seen as this generations sex symbol. As cute as you are Nick, Channing Tatum has the title and he ain't giving it up. Anyways in order to further promote this new sexy image that he is cultivating, Nick Jonas says that he would show his penis in a movie/tv show/Playgirl spread.

Ok so I confess I made up the bit about a Playgirl spread. Though with the way that he is doing things, would it really surprise anyone if he did pose naked in the porn magazine? In order to promote his new single and his new TV show Kingdom (on Direct TV), Nick has been the rounds of interviews. During the interview with E! Nick said "Never say never,  If the art required it and it was a role I felt really committed to and like I had to go there with it, I would do whatever it takes to tell the story." Don't you love how these people always say that it's for the 'art' when they realize that people only want to see them if they are naked?

Yes I know that I am pandering by throwing up the pic of Nick grabbing his crotch but Royal needs some fancy chicken alfredo from his favorite Italian restaurant in Little Italy.

Picture Of The Day: Trevor Donovan Shirtless Playing The Guitar

Awkward Ending

Once upon a time ago MTV actually played music videos. Now I know for you youngins this makes no sense, seeing as this is the network that brought us Jersey Shore. Of course they have tried to make amends for that travesty and for making Snooki a household name by giving us shows like Teen Wolf and Awkward. The latter of which has been renewed and cancelled at the same time. That sound you hear is the sound of millions of tweens crying that Awkward is ending.

Tuesday nights will not be the same after the fifth season of Awkward draws to a close, which given how networks are with their shows will be sometime in the year 2020. The show was a critical favorite right off the bat and drew very big ratings for the former Music channel. Of course compared to a show like Modern Family, Awkward wouldn't be considered anything more than a cult favorite.

Yet there will be tween girls who are going to threaten me with death after they read this. I just want those girls to know that I feel their pain. I myself have had to say goodbye to some of my favorite shows. Every Wednesday night I still look for Dawson's Creek on The WB, Oh dear God I have just revealed my age.

Are you sad about Awkward Ending?

Clarissa Is Coming Back (Sorta)

Yesterday I ruined childhoods by covering the story of Stephen Collins being a pedophile, so today I am trying to make amends for that. The 90's were a really cool time, when Nickelodeon was popular, the Spice Girls were invading, and one girl could explain it all. say the last three words to anybody that grew up in the grunge era and they will get giddy with excitement, because everybody loved that show. And now ladies and gentlegays I am happy to inform you that Clarissa will be explaining it all again in her (sorta) comeback.

Before Melissa Joan Heart was Sabrina the Teenage Witch and well before her career ended and she had to do that awful ABC Family sitcom (Melissa and Joey), she played an endearing, yet slightly aggravating character named Clarissa Darling, who was always able to explain things. The show ended and the world wept. However the creator Mitchell Kriegman always kept the character close to his heart and now a book, titled Things I Can't Explain, will come with further exploits of the characters we love. Kriegman says that the most anticipated book since Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows will be out next fall, and he gives us a sneak peak into the plot: "It’s a complete reimagining of the world, the characters, and the idea behind the character. Clarissa is in her late 20s, and now she’s gone from knowing it all at 14 to feeling like she’s starting over in her 20s." This would have been enough but he goes to give us even more scoop.  "She’s like a lot of people that age these days, especially with student debt and the job market as it is. The government should forgive students' debt — or vastly reduce it. It’s holding back the economy and a generation of people who sometimes have to make bad decisions because of it." Eep I cannot wait for this. 

Can it be next fall already? I really want to read this book. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Far From 7th Heaven: Stephen Collins Sexually Abused Children

And now that the headline has ruined your childhood, I shall be expecting residual checks from therapists for a very long time. Serious time though, many people grew up learning life lessons from Pastor Eric Camden on the hit teen drama 7th Heaven. However the actor who portrayed that beloved character is in middle of a scandal so big that it's already costing him jobs. Stephen Collins has CONFESSED to sexually exploiting and abusing children.

During a therapy session with now ex-wife Faye Grant, Collins copped to what he did. Reports are now surfacing that he had been under investigation for quite some time on the allegations but there was never enough evidence to bring him to trial. He has confessed to exposing himself to three little girls, and making on touch his penis. The NYPD Special Victims Unit is investigating right now, and while there are no charges as of yet, don't be surprised when there are.

Because of this scandal, Collins has been dropped from Ted 2. Yes even Seth MacFarlane has his limits, and he won't tolerate this killing his momentum in the movies. Seeing as it was a small part (no pun intended) it should be relatively easy to recast the role or write it out completely.

If you want to hear the Audio Confession Click Here!

Is JK Rowling Teasing Another Harry Potter Book?

I just finished reading the Harry Potter series for the second time. It was a magical experience to read the books all the way through, without the disappointment of having to wait for another one to come out. I think this what they mean when they say bingeing. When I finished Deathly Hallows, I thought to myself, damn why couldn't she have delved deeper into this plotline or that one. The James/Lily/Snape triangle is rife with drama, magical drama. If Snape had never called Lily a mudblood would she have ended up with him? I told myself that maybe I should write a fanfiction continuation, and have it published ala 50 Shades of Grey. However that thought was short lived because JK Rowling is making everyone think that she is writing another Harry Potter book.

It all started yesterday when JK tweeted “Very busy at the moment working on a novel, tweaking a screenplay and being involved in @lumos campaigns. Back when I've finished something!” Not so unusual for one of the world's leading authors to be busy and not have time to engage on social media. It is rather unusual however when said author then offers up a tantalizing tweet that sends the interweb into convulsions about what it means. Here's the tweet that has people abuzz: “Cry, foe!  Run amok!  Fa awry!  My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense.”  Hmm I smell the return of Voldermort. 

Many people have assumed that this is the clue that many Potter-philes have been waiting for: The return of Harry Potter. MoviePilot even has someone who says that the tweet is an anagram meaning:  "Harry returns! Won't say any details now. A week off. No comment". I have actually debated with a friend of mine about whether or not there is a chance for Voldermort's return. She contends no that all of the Horcruxes were destroyed and there is no way for him to come back. My argument is that Harry came back from the dead, why can't Voldermort. Even if it's not the big V, there could be a new Big Bad that rises to power, Voldermort wasn't the first as we learned throughout the series, and he certainly wouldn't be the last. 

What do you think?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

GH Speculation: Will Robin Die?

The wise and gracious Carolyn Hinsey once said that soap fans "should be careful what they wish for.." This was in regards to Crystal Hunt's very poorly received turn on One Life To Live. However it certainly applies to any of the soaps today as well, especially when something that starts out negative begins to make the inroads that the writers/producers want. Right now General Hospital fans are up in arms about how Kimberly McCullough (Robin) keeps coming and going from Port Charles. Now the rumors suggest that GH may take a drastic step to appease fans: The question is will Robin have to die?

If ever there was a character that had the odds stacked against her it is Robin Scorpio Drake. She is HIV positive, which alone could make a great story not only for McCullough but for her co-stars. The writers could have Robin fall ill, which would ultimately lead to her death. That story alone would effect just about everyone on canvas, and could probably bring back a few missing players. Finola Hughes would rock a true Robin dying story, as she does everything else that she does. Tristan Rogers could probably be coaxed back for a few episodes to grieve his TV daughter. Jason Thompson would once again prove why he should be the new leading man of GH.


So the story as I imagine would go something like this. Robin gets sick, and it continues to worsen. Her family and friends gather around her bedside, as her Doctor, tells them that Robin won't make it. Of course the Doc would be the Britch, which would make everyone demand a second opinion. By the time someone else gets to her Robin will have died. Anna will pull away from everyone as she realizes that she was absent form her daughters life. Maxie (Kristen Storms) will once again spiral out of control, falling off the wagon and right back into a puddle of vodka. Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) will try to be the rock for everyone but slowly find herself losing it, seeing Robin everywhere. Perhaps we can even get a Casey The Alien cameo.


Another way that they can kill Robin is via one of her campy adventures, that brings her in and out of town. Some of the suspense of Robin being threatened has been let out, since we know that she won't die. However what if the show gave the fans what they claim they want and did a surprise Friday cliffhanger, where Robin does die. No fake out, an honest to goodness death. Since the show is into throwbacks right now, maybe the Cassadines are on the hunt for the Ice Princess and are trying to use Robin to lure Luke out of hiding. It works and as Stavros and Luke fight over a gun, it goes off. They cut to Robin making a wounded face, clutching her stomach. On Monday, we learn that they have killed her off forever.

Do you think GH should kill Robin?

Zac Efron Won't Be Stripping In Magic Mike 2

Ladies and gays, it's almost time for us to get our viewing parties together again because that secret wish we all had when Channing Tatum appeared on screen completely naked in the first Magic Mike is coming true. No, not that he was our husband, that we would get a sequel to the male stripper movie sillies. Here's what we know about the movie so far, men are taking off their clothes. So far those men include: Matt Bomer (yay!), Alexandr Pettyfer (show us full fromtal), and of course course Channing Tatum (why wear clothes at all?). Alas Matthew McConaughey won't be taking off his clothes. Unfortunately neither will a fellow hunk, who happens to want to be shirtless all the time. That's right Zac Efron won't be stripping in the sequel to Magic Mike either.

Don't get me wrong, Zac wanted to be in the movie. He thought that he was going to be in the movie. He auditioned for the movie at the MTV Movie Awards. Hell he even showed his butt in That Awkward Moment to get people excited about him taking off his clothes. OK let's be real here we were all already excited for him to take off his clothes. Blind Gossip alleges that Zac "actively soliciting the part in public interviews, telling people that he was sure he was going to get the role, and sending emails and text messages and videos and photos of himself..."To Channing. If you have pictures or videos of Zac Efron stripping or naked then you owe it to humanity to share them. 

Channing just isn't comfortable letting Zac be in the movie. See after all of the trouble and bad stuff that he's done, Zac is now considered a bad risk. With the Magic Mike franchise taking off (pun intended), Channing doesn't want to see his money well dry up because of someone else. BG claims that Channing "...simply didn’t want to risk having his successful franchise derailed by an addict who can not seem to control his partying and attention-seeking behavior." Still though you could audition Zac stripping and baring his booty, then release it as a DVD extra. Or hell go the Farrah Abraham route and make it a sex tape. Just an idea to expand the Magic Mike universe for all the gays and gals. 

Are you upset that Zac Efron Won't Be Stripping In Magic Mike XXL?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Is Britney Spears Charlotte From Sex And The City

Are there two things that gay men love more? I mean a post about our "Queen of Pop" and a classic sitcom that people still talk about to this day. Maybe penises but I already did one yesterday that has people vomiting so unless Zac Efron takes off his clothes, I think I'll wait a bit before I do another. Instead I will focus on the question in the headline, Is Britney Spears the real life version of Charlotte from Sex and the City?

Many are going to cry no way, Jose. First I want to say that this is Royal Eduardo writing and not Jose. Secondly I think that she might be, and it doesn't change the fact that I love her at all. She broke up with that cheating douchebag, David Lucado because he was caught on camera messing around with a porn star. If you're going to cheat on one of the most famous women in the world, you might want to make sure that nobody is recording you. Anyways so about 2 seconds after she broke up with him, she went on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Fallon joked about setting up a Tinder account for her. Maybe that shouldn't have been a joke though because apparently she is reaching out to her exes for love and comfort. One ex, John Sunduhl, told The National Enquirer that Britney reached out to him " Ten minutes after I saw that she broke up, she called me and said, ‘Hey, I just want you to know that we split up because he was with some porn star.’ I was like, ‘Okay, sorry to hear that.’” What kind of dick move is it to kick a girl when she's down? There was no reason on God's green Earth for him to run to the tabloids and tell them that Brit called him. I guess I answered my own question with one word, Green. Money. 

So where does the comparison to Charlotte come in? Well remember when Charlotte was desperate to marry in season 3? This is what Britney is  doing right now. She wants to find love, companionship, and a way to get her daddy to stop controlling her life. The problem is that she is going about it all wrong. Life lesson #1 for our girl needs to be that an ex is an ex for a reason. You can go back to the well for sex but not for love. And only if the sex is truly amazing and not just because you need to get some. 

Joan Rivers Biography Coming Soon

Even though I want to work in the world of publishing, I highly doubt that I will ever understand it. There are so many contradictions and weird rules that need explaining. Like this: You have a best selling author, very famous, who likes to write about her own life, but you commission a biography about her after she has died. What the what? In any case, Little, Brown & Co have announced that a Joan Rivers biography is coming soon.

After I finish my second run through of the Harry Potter series, and yes for those that have read it once I do think that you should read it again, I am going to start reading Joan's memoir Diary of a Mad Diva. You know the book that just came out about her life? Yea that one. But you know what they say, no market is old until it's over-saturated. So the publishing company decided that it was fine to commission a book about Joan's life, because well what's wrong with making a fast dollar. In a statement they said "...Rivers’ career was also enormously significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for women in television and comedy and continually redefining the acceptable boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life. It’s hard to imagine a more compelling subject for a book — or one that would be more fun.” They are certainly right about that, the more I read about the legend the more enamored I become. I just hope that the author, Leslie Bennets, does a good job capturing the spirit of Joan. 

Topics that I hope are covered, with the same humor that Joan brought to everything in her life inclide: the suicide of Edgar Rosenberg, and definitely the rift that caused her and daughter Melissa not to talk for a couple of years. Yes there are other things that the book needs to go over and 81 years is a lot but those are two very compelling stories and I want to see what this author does with them. Apparently she is very fancy and has written for several publications including Vanity Fair. I too am fancy I write for a little read but widely loved Gossip blog and my fiction stories usually, sometimes get praised. 

Another fancy site, Deadline, was the first with this story. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rush Limbaugh Being Rush Limbaugh

First and foremost I must apologize to my friend, she knows who she is. My friend is a big fan of Rush Limbaugh and I am about to go hard at him, so I hope that in the spirit of our friendship she can forgive me and we can agree to disagree. Full disclosure: I have not yet talked to her about this post nor about the comments that Limbaugh has made. These comments are just Rush Limbaugh being who he is, what he does best, being Rush Limbaugh.

So Cee-Lo Green came under scrunity last week when he tweeted, then deleted a series of tweets basically saying that the woman who accused him of rape never said no because she was unconscious. I am not making that up, go ahead and click here for the link if you don't believe me. Back? Great! Now that you know I'm not crazy let's move on to Ohio State. They created a new Sexual Assault code, which says that consent must be given for any sexual act to commence. Now some people are taking this literally like the guy has to ask the girl to kiss and what not. I'm not sure that it goes that far but I'm no legal scholar...yet.

Limbaugh finds fault with this. He thinks that a no can mean a yes, if the guy is clever enough. He asks his listeners: “How many guys, in your own experience with women, have learned that no means yes if you know how to spot it?.. Are these not lawsuits waiting to happen?” Before I go into my diatribe,I do want to say that I'm not fully convinced that Limbaugh was endorsing rape. I think  that he may have been trying to say that guys have been able to change a woman's mind before without force, by being romantic and seductive. That's the sugar, now here's the medicine. It is very irresponsible for any person, famous or not, to insinuate that a woman (or man) can be sweet talked into sex. If a partner says no, then it should be left alone. There should be no force, there should be nothing more than an OK. Maybe a disappointed face. 

The art of seduction/romance will not be lost with this. Limbaugh says otherwise, “Seduction used to be an art. Now, of course, it’s ‘brutish’ and it’s ‘predatory,'” This is not true. I have seduced and been seduced by men, if I said no they moved on to the next one. If seduction is an art, then sometimes you have to learn to be patient. Everytime I write a story, it doesn't win a contest and I have to be OK with that. When I do, then I know I've done something right. It is ok to be told no, your ego might be hurt but you will bounce back. Also your partner saying no isn't or shouldn'tbe a reflection of your attractiveness or a blow to your self esteem.

Click here to listen to Rush Limbaugh talk about this. 

GH Speculation: Franco Isn't Franco

Last time I did this, it resulted in a lot of views and a lot of controversy. So I thought to myself why in the world would I put myself through that again. The answer is because I love soaps, and I love speculating about what could happen on the shows with my fellow fans, even if they do give me a hard time. So I read a spumor that Ron Carlivati is persuing James Franco to come back to General Hospital and reprise his role as Franco, which would mean that the Franco we see on our screen every day isn't really Franco at all.

Remember when Prospect Park launched the online incarnation of All My Children and One Life To Live, effectively taking Star and Todd Manning, as well as John McBain, from General Hospital? And do you remember how the three portrayers all had contracts with GH? Yes of course we all remember that, there's a lawsuit that reminds of that daily. Anyways GH writers had to come up with different characters for their stars to play because PP wasn't letting them have the original OLTL characters. Now that PP has dissolved their distribution system for the soaps, the rights will invariably revert back to ABC/Disney.

That's the foundation of my argument . Here's my hypothesis: Franco (in the form of James Franco) has been kidnapped and hidden somewhere, maybe in NYC, a real life reference to James' gig on Broadway and the location of PP. Anyways the real Franco has escaped and heard about what Faux Franco (Roger Howarth) has been up to. He is not pleased with this and decides that now is the time for vengeance. He shows up ready to fight, but Faux Franco wants to keep his secret and they fight. Enter Billy Miller's Jason who stops the tussle and is shocked to find that Original Franco is very much alive.

As he starts to dig into who the impostor could be, Jason discovers that a serial killer was loose in Llanview and Todd Manning was wanted for the crime. He turns to wife and private detective Sam to help him prove that Faux Franco is really Todd Manning, not a hard job since they have a striking resemblance. This arc would allow the show to test whether Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco have the same chemistry as she had with Steve Burton.

Real Franco comes face to face with Ava (Maura West) and tells her he knows what she did. She says she doesn't know what he is talking about, but we learn that Kiki (Kristen Alderson) is really Silas' (Michael Easton) daughter with Nina (Michelle Stafford). Just as Ava is about to reunite with Morgan, Franco blabs the secret all over town. Nina decides that the time for revenge has come and heads over to confront her enemy. A gun is drawn, a shot fired. It is revealed that Morgan was the one shot. Kiki decides to leave town because she has been through so many parents in the short amount of time that she has been in Port Charles, she is not missed. Starr Manning returns and finds out that Michael had been with a look alike of her and is furious. She commemorates with Morgan, and a new love is born.

Carly (Laura Wright) is thrown when she hears about Faux Franco. How could she have chosen the wrong man yet again? She leans on Sonny (Maurice Bernard) who is withholding a huge secret from his soulmate. He had noticed how much Todd and Carly cared for one another, so he helped create the scenario that Franco had a brain tumor and underwent plastic surgery, so that the duo could be together. Everything was going perfectly until Todd realized that he didn't have access to his money anymore and needed to pay rent. Then it was revealed that "Franco" had lost his talent for art.


So yes I know that there is a lot of double identity going on here but this is the sort of campy tale that is GH's trademark. Also I want it noted that we get rid of the boring Kiki and Morgan (Brian Craig) will finally get to best Michael at something. Alright go ahead and start bashing me....

Justin Bieber Got Naked And Wants You To See It

Everyone but tween girls just ran away to wash their eyes out with acidic soap. The tweens think that he just stripped off his shirt again or maybe got down to his boxers like he did on CBS' Fashion Rocks. That's not the case though, no, he pulled his shorts all the way down and took a picture of his erect penis. Yes I said penis, as much as we all thought Justin was a girl, apparently he's not or he found a really realistic strap on somewhere. The sad truth is that Justin Bieber got naked and according to Blind Gossip, he wants you to see it.

The reason for him showing off his strap on skills, er manhood, is simple. He only wanted people to say nice things about him or he wanted people to talk about him period. Blind Gossip writes that Justin "…needed to pull a new trick out of his hat to get some attention… so he pulled out his peen." Right now there is no confirmation that the pic is real but anyone who looks at it will know that not only is it Justin but it is also real. 

So what does his girlfriend Selena Gomez think about this? I'm glad you asked, she doesn't like it but won't say anything about it. BG writes: "she has little control over him, his drug and alcohol intake, his outrageous spending habits, and his constant need to pull stunts like this for attention and publicity." Like I said he pulled out the weapon left in his arsenal to get attention and to stop the lesbian rumors: His penis. Now will this get him attention, def. Gay porn producers will fall all over themselves to get him to star in a video for them ala Simon Rex or Farrah Abraham.

If you want to see Justin Bieber's Penis Click Here (Very NSFW)

Ryan Gosling Is A Daddy

Calm down gays, he isn't looking for a younger guy to take care of. His 'girlfriend' Eva Mendes gave birth to a baby sometime recently. A rep for the couple confirmed the news but had nothing more to add to it. Not even a 'please respect their privacy' statement. So for now all of the headlines will read something like "Ryan Gosling is a daddy!"

Speculation was rampant for months about whether or not the couple was going to have a child. Finally after what seemed like an exhaustive rumor mill churning, Eva confirmed that she was going to bear the second coming of Gosling, and also that she was with child. *Rim Shot* We men lovers all mourned our chance to get pregnant by the hottie, because you know once a man has a child with a woman they never break up. EVER. Right Robin Thicke?

So now we all are left to wonder who can be our new hot guy that we all lust after. I'm thinking that we should turn our attention to Zac Efron because well he's Zac Efron, and unlike Ryan Gosling he shows no signs of having a baby anytime soon.

How do you feel about Ryan Gosling being a daddy?