Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio's Real Reason For Not Hosting Hillary Fundraiser

Over the weekend, I was reading Deadline. Not such a big deal, some people spend their Saturday nights with loved ones, I spend mine with Deadline and a couple of martinis. One of the articles that caught my attention was that Leonardo DiCaprio had agreed to hold a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton and then reversed course. The responsibility/honor was given to Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel. The official reason given was Leo had work commitments that he couldn't get out of, but there's a whole world of lies buried with that. And with a little digging I found out the truth. 

For the first time in his long Hollywood career, Leo is about to go through a scandal. There are some rumblings right now about donations to his charity, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. The Department of Justice has filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. In that complaint is word that LDF and by extension Leo may be part of an embezzlement scheme. Inside Philanthropy says that the way the charity is classified makes it even more difficult to get a read on this. "It's difficult to characterize the giving of the DiCaprio Foundation because its status as part of the CCF makes it impossible to look at its finances," Which is why Leo may weather a very big scandal, and quite possibly be charged with a Federal crime. 

Leo may have to face a judge or Grand Jury and answer some difficult questions. The answers to the questions could lead to some very unhappy times for the Oscar winning actor. The Hollywood Reporter says: "Among the questions asked: Who pays for the LDF's six-member staff (the CCF is not allowed to cover the expense) as well as underwrites the events and other operating costs? What's the total overhead, and how much of the money raised goes into operations versus charitable grants?" One wrong answer and the bubble of scandal free nirvana that Leo has enjoyed goes away and he will be plagued with this for the rest of career, if he has one left. 

Which leads us back to the Hillary fundraiser. Ever since she announced that she was running for President, she has been plagued with scandal after scandal. Including her an former President Bill Clinton's charity, The Clinton Foundation's finances. Blind Gossip says that by ditching Leo, the conversation gets changed from their shared issues. Hillary is hoping  "...that sensitive talking point would be avoided and the media would cover it as a regular fundraiser." Though given that four sites: THR, Inside Philanthropy, Blind Gossip, and Lainey Gossip are talking about this the conversation hasn't been changed yet. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Why Didn't Katy Perry's Olympic Song Rise?

Yes the headline is a bad pun. Very bad in fact. Now that I have addressed that issue, can we move on and get to the real story here? On the same day that Britney released her new single, Make Me, Katy Perry debuted her Olympics theme Rise. Everyone expected the song to be everywhere and inescapable like Firework was a few years ago. But the Olympics (allegedly) only played the song once or twice during the ceremony and people started asking what happened?

Katy decided that it was more important for the song to be everywhere instead of just the Olympics. Our friends at Blind Gossip are spilling the tea: "Our understanding was that the song was going to be used EXCLUSIVELY in conjunction with our event for the next few weeks, but right after we started playing it, Katy Perry immediately went and performed it at Democratic National Convention" I can imagine that the IOC paid a lot of money for the song, and for her to cross them like that. Well it goes without saying that she probably won't be asked to write another anthem for them again. This is the time when Taylor Swift  should swoop in and get one up on her rival. 

If Taylor does, hopefully she doesn't upset the IOC the same way that Katy has. More from BG: "We were stunned. She brazenly gave us the finger and used it to promote a different event. By doing so, she ruined our use of the song. It was no longer associated exclusively with our event and we couldn’t play it anymore without alienating half our American viewers." I totally see what they are saying but I think they are underestimating the American audience. Most people don't care where a song is played, they are there for the actual event. But if it was supposed to be an exclusive, then that deal should have been honored. 

What does Katy Perry or her team think about the song only being played a handful of times? Nothing yet but you can be sure they will spin some sort of story. Even BG predicts that it will be something completely different. "We’re sure her side will spin a different story, but that’s what happened." Maybe she'll blame Taylor and ratchet up this feud a little more. Or she'll blame the naked pictures of her gorgeous boyfriend Orlando Bloom. In any case it won't be her fault. 

And here's the video for the would be Olympic anthem:

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Crazy Soap Lady Talks Betty White

Gossipers I think Mandy is jealous of me. I mean first all of the snubs that we have already talked about, and now she acts like she doesn't even know me. I went add her on facespace, or mybook whatever it's called and I was reported for being spam!! Well I never! I mean how am I spam, she acts as if I don't do a column for the very same blog that she does. A friend of mine, or was it one of my other personalities, which ever is the case suggested that she is jealous of me.

Another old broad who people are jealous if is Betty White. The white haired comedienne is everywhere lately, I mean everywhere. Next thing you know she'll be doing a duet with Lady Taylor or Gaga Swift, I mean she is on the TV and in the picture shows.

Some people say that too much of a good thing is not the best situation. I say hush your mouth Mandy, you know she's the one saying that. So what if us old broads get a lot of work and have thefans to pull this off, and by this I mean a late in life resurgence. When I was Betty's age (88), a big funk had taken over my life, I mean 2 years from then I was going to hit a big milestone 90. Now though I have had a comeback just like Betty.

The reason Betty gets to work so much is that, there are no old people in Hollywood. In that new movie, Jamie Lee Hermaphrodite could easily have played the grandma role but instead she's playing the mother!! What? Isn't Jamie just a few years younger than Betty?

Get off Betty's back and let the old lady work since no other actress wants the roles that she's getting.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Kristen Stewart's Love Lies

Before I settled on writing this today, I debated about writing on another topic. A few years ago any Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson post would have racked up pageviews the way I do unfinished projects. Now though I wasn't sure if people would even want to read about her, but the story excited me and is helping me develop another story, so there's that.  As you all know Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were in a relationship, many believe it was a strictly for PR for the Twitlight movies.

Just a recap for those of you that were living under a rock or on Mars in the late 2000's and early 2010's. Twilight (aka Twitlight) was being made and the studio wanted maximum exposure for the movies, so they asked KStew and her co-star Robert Pattinson to act like a couple. They agreed and thus began one of the most manufactured couples in Hollywood history. Both stars battled gay rumors, though eventually Kristen did begin dating women. Robert was briefly engaged to a Twig or whatever her name was, I don't know.

After Kristen was caught kissing Rupert Sanders on camera, the couple that Twihards made blew apart. Neither star really talked about their relationship other than to say it was a good time in their life or they remain friends. That is until Kristen had a movie to promote and then all bets were off. She blames the media for her relationship not seeming 'real'. In her own words: ""People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product, It wasn't real life anymore. And that was gross to me. It's not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I'm doing in my life. It's that I don't want to become a part of a story for entertainment value." Even though she was the one dating and talking to the media about her costar, of course it's their fault. Makes total sense. Yes that was sarcasm and you'll see why. 

Our friends over at Blind Gossip are calling total bs on her statement and calling her out. Yes, this is the sort of thing that I love. Here's what they have to say: "She did it to make the films popular and to raise her own popularity and her own salary each time [a new film was made]. This wasn’t some altruistic gesture. It was all selfish. She made an enormous amount of money from this. Her pretense that she is oh-so-above-it-all and that she wanted the relationship to be pure is rubbish." If I am ever lucky enough to be an interviewer, I want to do what BG did but to the person's face. No one will want to be interviewed by me, so it's better if I stay behind my computer screen I guess. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Inside Amy Schumer's Controversy

There's a new trend with cable shows, the star like Louis C.K. or Amy Schumer blow up to be superstars and suddenly the show is not as important as it was when they had no career options. FX allows Louis C.K. to make his eponymous sitcom whenever he wants to, which has to be hell on the contracts with showrunners, co-stars, etc. But for them it's worth it, and hell if a network let me do whatever I wanted and still get paid then I would do it to. Is Comedy Central doing the same thing with Amy Schumer or is something more sinister going on?

If you haven't heard about the tweet that is blazing across all of the gossip sites today, let me fill you in. Just before 11:00 pm last night, Amy tweeted out "I didn't fire Kurt. He isn't a writer for my show because we aren't making the show anymore. There are no writers for it." This has made the entertainment industry sit up and wonder if somehow Inside Amy Schumer got cancelled after being renewed for a 5th season back in January. So far Comedy Central hasn't said anything about the situation. 

So the question you must be asking, since I asked it is why would she do this? From my research it seems to stem from a controversy surrounding one of the writers on the show. Kurt Metzger made some sexists and controversial comments about women and rape. Amy has been trying to separate herself from the controversy, even going as far as to say that while they were friends, the relationship is strained at this point. It wasn't enough to keep her out of the controversy and people kept pestering her for an answer. 

And once again as I was writing a post, there was more breaking news in it. Amy has clarified the tweet from last night by saying "#InsideAmySchumer is not cancelled. @ComedyCentral has provided us with a wonderful home and we couldn't be happier there. I am just touring. Doing Standup and focusing on writing more for the next year at least. We are slated for a season 5 but not in the foreseeable future," So essentially what I speculated about earlier in the post. They are giving her free rein to make the show whenever she wants to, while also allowing her outside career to flourish. Also there's a blind item on Blind Gossip that I am now beginning to suspect was about Amy. If she quits twitter soon, there will be another post about this situation.  

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Are You Ready For The Lady Gaga Comeback?

First we'll start with a confession: When Lady Gaga first hit the scene, I was not a fan of hers. In fact when I bought concert tickets to her concert it was for my best friend. However it was at that concert that I realized that this woman was loaded with talent and really got on board with her. She's no Britney but that's ok. After Born This Way dropped, I knew that a backlash was coming. You can't be that successful for that long without the haters coming out and stirring the pot. Sure enough, I was right about that and Art Pop, while a highly entertaining album wasn't as successful as her first 2. People weren't liking her very much.

So Gaga went away for a while. There was no new music or any of her usual antics to draw attention to herself. Then little by little she started making appearances at award shows, like the Oscars, where she wowed people and made them fall in love with her all over again. Her medley of The Sound Of Music songs was the most praised performance of 2015. I'm betting that NBC wishes they had given her the role of Maria instead of Carrie Underwood in their live version. People started clamoring for her to drop a new CD or at least a new single.

Then came a duet album with Tony Bennett. Cheek to Cheek was supposed to drive home the point that she was a real artiste. Success does not begin to describe what happened with that, the CD was #1 around the world and won the best traditional pop album Grammy. Her evolution was complete, she was adding new fans and people were respecting her once again. Then she went and starred on Emmy bait show American Horror Story. Her role as The Countess earned critical praise and a Golden Globe for best Actress.

With all of this praise being heaped upon her, Bradley Cooper cast her in the latest version of A Star Is Born. Yes the same role that won Barbra Streisand at least one of her Oscars. It was announced yesterday that Warner Brothers had officially given the greenlight for the film. Many speculate that they will place it in the heart of awards seasons, so Gaga can plan on winning at least a few more prestigious honors and if all goes according to plan adding another Oscar nomination to her list of accolades.

Also adding to her list of potential awards? Her new single and potential new album. On Instagram this morning, Gaga officially announced (as seen in the pic above) that her new single "Perfect Illusion" will drop sometime next month. My Facebook was lit up with the news and many are wondering if the song will be in the same vein as Art Pop or more in line with the Fame Monster. The answer is who cares? We have new music from both Britney and Gaga! The only thing better would be a duet between the two. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Sling Cheating Accusations

A few weeks back, I lamented that there would never be another new Jackie Collins book. Then a friend told me that I should rebrand myself as the new Jackie and/or Sidney Sheldon. So I started coming up with concepts for books and potential plots. Nowhere in that did I ever think to myself, "Gee wouldn't it be interesting if Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez renewed their feud?" Because frankly I prefer to write grown ups acting like fools not children who are barely out of Pampers. But here we are and this could turn into a juicy story going forward.

So it started when Beliebers (what Justin's fans call themselves) started showing hate for the new lady in his life. He threatened to make all of his social media private and not let them see him in the nude any more. This led to a level 10 meltdown from the fans. Selena decided that it was best to put herself in the middle of the story and posted (and deleted) a comment on his Instagram. "If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol-it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you and supported you before any one ever did." See this is where she should've just gone about her business and let well enough be. Sure Justin may have imploded his career, but for the rest of us that's good news. 

Well being the child that he is, Justin wasn't about to let someone like Selena get the last word, so he called her out. He accused her of using him to gain attention for herself and just wanting peace for everybody. “It’s funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All Love. I’m not one for anyone receiving hate. Hope u all can be kind to my friends and eachother. And yes I love my beliebers.” This was the boring part. It gets better. 

The level of pettiness  was about be raised. Because of course it was. Selena was about to drop a gossip bomb the size of Texas on the world. "Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive, no wonder fans are mad. Sad. All love." So yea no real revelations here, we all knew that he was a cheating manwhore but to my knowledge this is the first time that Selena acknowledged it publicly. Justin was like Oh hell nah, I cannot and will not be outdone by this Disney Princess. So he dropped a gossip bomb the size of Canada on us: "I cheated…oh I forgot about You and Zayn?" That's right he accused her of cheating with Zayn Malik, formerly of One Direction. Finally this story got good, and maybe I got a little invested. 

But what took this from a short story to full on novel tale? Some really juicy gossip from Blind Gossip. See they saw the same thing but knew that there was more to the story and did some digging. Here's what they have to say about the whole thing: "Frankly, the cheating stuff is minor league pettiness. We can’t wait to see who is the first to bring up more interesting topics like cocaine, abortions, and the age of consent!" And now I may write a whole book about these two because damn this is interesting. 

And now Justin has deleted his Instagram account, citing this feud with Selena. Hmm maybe he was afraid that something would come out that he doesn't want fans to know about?

Monday, August 15, 2016

Adele Won't Do Superbowl Halftime Show.... Who Should?

Over the weekend, my bestie and I were having a conversation about music. I told him that one of the reasons that Adele is so popular is because she knows when to go away and let her fans miss her, crave her music. It's something that very few other entertainers know how to do but need to learn (coughRihannaCough). Another reason why I think she has such staying power is because she knows what her strengths are and she plays to them.

Last week reports came out that the NFL had asked the singing doyenne to be the headliner for the halftime show of Superbowl LI. It would have been perfect, an actual singer with talent to spare taking the reigns of one of the most watched events on TV. What could have been better? Alas it was not to be, as Adele does not believe that she is the best person for the job. She told concert goers on Saturday: "Come, on. That show is not about music, and I don't dance or anything like that. They were really kind, they did ask me, but I did say no," It makes sense that she wouldn't do it, and is a little odd that they asked her. Most of the time, the NFL likes the singers that do the halftime show to have at least one anthem and to really bring energy to the performance. Adele has great ballads but I can't think of one anthem that she has, and her best dance moves are showcased in "Send My Love Your New Lover". 

So since Adele is not doing it, the question becomes who should? Almost every artist in the world is going to want this gig. I can see it taking the Katy Perry/Taylor Swift feud to great new heights. That thirsty Swift is going to want it like she wants control over her squad. But Perry will do everything in her power to stop her from getting it, including stealing Tom Hiddleston if she has to. What a trade down that would be from Orlando Bloom. Justin Bieber is a possibility but with his bad behavior and him turning fans away this weekend, it's doubtful that he will get it. His ex Selena Gomez doesn't have the star power or catalogue  (yet) to pull off this event. 

So my suggestion is another pair of exes: Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. Both have an extensive catalogue and oodles of star power between them. Britney has her new album coming out and everyone believes a tour to support, while Justin might just do it for the fun of it. If they won't do it, then I think we all know who needs to do the halftime show: Cher. Who better than the one who will out live us all? 

And because I love the song and the video here's Make Me by Britney:

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Top 10 Stories of The Week

10. Ever wonder why you so see a certain soccer player naked so much? Cristiano Ronaldo Takes Off His Clothes To Protect His Brand

9. One of the best bands of the 90's! The Real Reason For The Savage Garden Split 

8. Satire Saturday will never be the same: Crazy Soap Lady Talks Sex

7. A bad week for Criminal Minds Actors and Fans: Thomas Gibson Fired 

6. Divorce Drama: Johnny Depp's Devious Settlement Plan

5. He's really a big draw: Hunk Of The Week: Cristiano Ronaldo

4. The post that inspired a character/fiction story: Is Tori Spelling A Pill Popping Bisexual?

3. A Diva Move: Mariah Carey Blocked Nick Canon From Film Role 

2. Is this why he was fired? Thomas Gibson May Have A Problem With Alcohol

1. You saw him naked, he doesn't care. Orlando Bloom Revelations

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Crazy Soap Lady Talks Sex

Hiya Gossipers!!! Miss me? I know I did, I've been whited out since New Years Eve. I think someone may have orange juice in my champagne or something, I bet it was She Who Must Not Be Named. She's the only one that would do something like this to me. I wonder if I should be worried about being pregnant or something. My gay son says no, but what would he know?

Sex. I love it, I can't even lie to you, nor would I try. When my husband was alive back in the 1600's we made time every night before bedtime to have caramel relations. It got dark early back then so about 5 or so we would retire to our bedrooms and enjoy one anothers company, four or five times a night.

Then the first brat, I mean bundle of joy was born and the caramel relation started slowing up, some nights it was only three times a night. Those were bad times for us and we fought constantly, maybe if the sex hadn't slowed up so much I may not have had to throw those knives at him.

Luckily he survived and we ended up going to couples counseling or as wecalled it back then, the tavern. Nothing like a little alcohol to fuel a night or a week of passion. Some nights I wasn't even sure it was my husband I was with but it must have been because he was very happy and suddenly we had a lot more money for me to shop with. See making love is not only good for you but also good for the economy.

Now about that pregnancy test, where do I go to get one?

Friday, August 12, 2016

Breaking: Thomas Gibson FIRED

It's been just a few hours since I posted about Thomas Gibson's suspension and alleged alcohol abuse but there's another twist in the story. ABC Studios announced that Thomas had been let go from the hit show after 12 seasons on Criminal Minds. They say that the character will be off screen for a few episodes and then there will be resoultion. There's no word as to whether or not that will merit a final appearance on the show or not. 

TVLine was the first with the story. 

More to come as the story is updated. 

Thomas Gibson May Have A Problem With Alcohol

This post is going to be difficult to write for someone who likes to joke about drinking as much as I do. But alcoholism is no laughing matter, unless of course your name is Karen Walker and this is the late 90's. Alas that is not the world we live in anymore, Donald Trump is no longer a womanizing, billionaire who stars on a reality show, he's a womanizing, presidential candidate with diarrhea of the mouth. Thomas Gibson is no longer the cute husband to the wack job Jenna Elfman, he's the alcoholic star of a police procedural on CBS. For now.

Over the last two days, this story has been breaking. Thomas Gibson has some sort of dispute with a producer on his hit show, Criminal Minds. As the argument escalated, Thomas kicked the producer and hurled nasty words his way. CBS and the production studios took decisive action and suspended him for at least 2 episodes and will evaluate his future with the show. It seems drastic but if any one of us kicked a boss or supervisor, we would lose our jobs in an instant. That's not a theory or opinion, it's a fact.

So why wait to write the story? First, don't tell me you didn't enjoy the visual of Tori Spelling popping pills, while scissoring with a woman. I just won't believe you didn't. And second I knew that waiting would allow me to further explore this story without having to do multiple posts. So our friends over at Blind Gossip spilled the tea about what led to this incident and it involves nature's and Smirnoff's sweet nectar. "He doesn’t just need therapy. He needs rehab." Earlier in their item they talk about alcohol, that's why it seems like that's his problem and not drugs. And also I hope Greg gets help before Dharma tries some sort of hippie cure on him. 

Unless the network/production companies force him to go, don't expect Thomas to go to rehab willingly. He probably wants to pretend like nothing happened and that alcohol just helps him relax. BG agreed with that assessment, "He might have to be dragged there kicking and screaming, though." Maybe it's time to bring out Anna Madrigal. If you don't get that reference, go read Tales of The City. 

As for Thomas, someone needs to give him a kick in the pants. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Is Tori Spelling A Pill Popping Bisexual Trainwreck?

When was the last time Tori Spelling was interesting? I mean even when her husband cheated on her, that scandal fell flat because nobody actually believed that it happened. If I recall correctly, it came out that Tori or Dean called Us Weekly and fed them the story in order to support whatever reality show they had going at that point. This though, this makes her interesting to me again and quite possibly inspired either a story or at least a character to appear in some of my novels. Two different blind items heavily imply that Tori Spelling is not only bisexual but also a pill popper.

Let's get the bisexual out of the way. Honestly it wouldn't surprise anyone if she is bisexual, and I think she would be praised for coming out. The interesting part is what happens during her alleged trysts with women. One of the "Enterns" from Crazy Days and Nights writes: "One (SIC) a week she has a little tryst with a woman who satisfies her needs. One big issue is that each of the sessions is recorded and I don’t think our actress realizes this." Tori could very well be an unwitting porn star and not even know it. Given her penchant for wanting to make as much money as possible, if she becomes aware of these tapes, get ready for a slew of Tori Spelling Girl on Girl sex tapes. Look at how well that's worked for Farrah Abraham. But of course Tori will have Kim Kardashian hopes for herself. 

There is the Real Housewife part of this too. You cannot tell me that none of those "Housewives" are popping pills to deal with the shrillness of their costars. When my best friend watches them, I empty a bottle of vodka because their voices give me such a headache. Well that and vodka is delicious but you know mostly the housewives voices. Our friends over at Blind Gossip have the scoop on Tori's alleged pill popping ways. "Good thing she has those bottles of pills to help ease the pain of it all. Mother’s little helpers make everything better. No danger in that, now, is there?" They say that she started because her personal life is such a mess, which is why I'm shocked that none of her reality shows have worked. Maybe she should do one with her mom, Candi! 

A theory came to me during the writing of this post. Maybe Tori's people are planting these stories in order to make one of the more established franchises want to hire her. On her own, Tori is not a big draw but as part of an ensemble I can see her doing very well.  Time will tell I suppose. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Johnny Depp's Devious Settlement Plan

This summer has basically belonged to Taylor Swift and her gang of headache givers in the world of gossip. So it is understandable if you forgot that there are other misbehaving celebs out there, who want the publicity and attention too. Take Johnny Depp and Amber Heard for example. For some reason their divorce completely fell off the map after a week or so of abuse and cheating allegations were thrown from both sides. That changed yesterday when TMZ and every other gossip site posted headlines about Amber showing out at a scheduled deposition. It seems that Johnny is going to take that and use it to his advantage, and try to save some cash.

Johnny wants to settle. He wants this divorce business done and over with. However, he is a good businessman and wants to make sure he doesn't spend more than he has to. So why is he doing all of this and making people prepare to testify? Our friends over at Blind Gossip have the answer: "It is all for show. He told [his counsel] that he will not go to trial. He has already decided that he is going to settle." It's a brilliant move like something that you would see on The Young and The Restless or Mistresses. But there's more to his devious scheme than just that. Because of course there is. 

See like a good businessman, he wants to save money. And like a good ex, he wants to screw over his ex anyway that he can. By bringing forward all of this evidence and these witnesses, Johnny figures that Amber is going to get scared and accept whatever he offers her. More from BG: "The more witnesses/documentation/ammunition [she] thinks he has against her, the more likely she is to settle for a lesser amount. He knows that he is going to pay, but estimates that all this posturing and intimidation will cut the payout by AT LEAST $10 million. He’s not going to give her one penny more than he has to." Amber may have gotten the first battle under her belt but no war is won with just one victory. Johnny seems to be making the most behind the scenes moves. 

Like labeling her a heartless gold digger. People jumped on that and have defended him, even after Amber accused him of beating her. Many think that she was lying about the abuse to get him to hand over more of his $400 million dollar fortune. BG seems to be implying that he's not going to hand over more than he has to, and will do anything to make sure that most of his money stays with him. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Mariah Carey Blocked Nick Cannon From Film Role

My friends on Facebook are probably thinking that today has been declared Mariah Day or something. With this post and my Timehop quoting lyrics from "Obsessed", it's the only thing I've posted today. It's really not and no I haven't been drinking the 'Hello Kitty' kool aid either. This story is just so juicy and good that I couldn't resist writing about it. When Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey broke up, Nick made a fatal error and now he is paying the price for it.

Everyone was shocked when Mariah and Nick announced that they were married. Less people were shocked when they broke up. Then Nick thought it was a good idea to use the press to try and tarnish Mariah's reputation. Here's the thing, when you're married to an icon, a legend, you can't manipulate the press the way you want to. Public opinion will stay on their side. It's just the way things are. And it really ticks your ex off, and people like Mariah have a lot of influence in Hollywood.

That was the lesson that Nick learned the hard way. He really wanted to play the part of Richard Pryor in the film that is being directed by Lee Daniels. Here is what went down according to Blind Gossip. Since Mariah and Lee are friends and have collaborated more than once, The Diva simply went to him and said "...that she really enjoyed working with him – and would like to work with him again – but would feel uncomfortable doing so if he started working with the ex who was now trying to make her look bad." No blackmail or threats, just one friend being honest with another friend. Once they had this conversation, the one Lee had with Nick about playing Richard Pryor went out the window. 

See before all of this, Nick went to Lee and begged him for the lead role in the film. After the conversation, he started telling his friends and hinting to his fans that the role was his for the taking. Can you imagine the shock on his face when it was announced that Mike Epps got the part? I can't feel bad for him. He choose to play dirty, the problem was that Mariah was able to play dirtier. It's the hierarchy of Hollywood. 

And for Lee showing his loyalty to Mariah, she has agreed to appear on Empire. After it was the break out hit in spring of 2015, everyone wanted a role on the show. Then things fell off a little bit in the fall and some celebs were walking back on wanting to be in the show. Last week at The Television Critics Association, it was announced that she would be appearing on the October 5 episode of the hit show. 

And as Nick (hopefully) learned, in the words of BG, "Don’t mess with Mariah!"

Monday, August 8, 2016

Orlando Bloom Revelations

Last week the world was treated to pics of Orlando Bloom in the buff. People speculated that it was set up like both of Justin Bieber's were. Along with that came the obligatory talk that he was going to sue the photo agency that took the pics and sold them. One of the biggest questions was why was he naked and not Katy Perry, and among the more cynical gossip mongers (like me) are they a real couple? Well the answers are here for you!

Starting with the last question, and frankly the more surprising news is that Katy and Orlando are indeed a real couple. In a world full of HiddleSwifts, it's nice to know that there are some real couples out there. From our friends at Blind Gossip: "Yes. Unlike many of the relationships we talk about, this is a real couple!" How bad does it make me that I was kind of hoping that Orlando was using Katy as a beard. Can I just stick my head in the sand and pretend that there's a chance for him and I? No fine. We'll keep talking about his hot pics.

The biggest question on people's mind was did he/they set this up as a PR stunt. The resounding answer is a no. Though Orlando did know that there was a chance that they would be photographed, he just plain didn't care. From BG: "Sort of. The two of them have been famous for a total of over twenty years. They know that they are bound to be photographed any time they are in public place. They were in a public place. That’s why she kept her clothes on. He, on the other hand, doesn’t care. He’s a bit of a free spirit that way." He sounds like the kind of man that I would want to be friends with, you know who would drop trou just because he could. 

This last tidbit is a little confusing with the way it's worded. Orlando and Katy have no plans on suing those that took the pics nor the publications that ran them. Once again BG says  "No. They were in a public place, so a complaint would have no legal standing. There are not going to be any lawsuits from their side." Who else would sue? It almost seems like there may be a new blind or news item being built into that one statement. 

What did you think of the pics?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Reason Justin Bieber Hates Taylor Swift

As if the Kanye West/Taylor Swift feud wasn't bad enough, a dingle berry from Canada's butt cheek decided that he had to insert himself into the mess. And from the looks of it, the only way to have a celeb feud in these days is to turn to social media, Justin's preferred network is Instagram. So he posted a pic of himself on a FaceTime call with Kanye and captioned it with "Taylor Swift What Up?" Which made me ask the question, why is he still a thing? Then I wondered why he hates Taylor so much.

The simple answer would be that Taylor's best friend is Selena Gomez, who happens to be his ex. Wait are they still off or did they get back together overnight? No, I think they are still exes. They change their minds faster than I drink Mimosas. Selena and Just had a little feud going through song a few months back. Just for the record, and this will upset quite a few millennials, but Biebs and Selena have nothing on Britney and Justin Timberlake. They were a couple that we could all root for.

Why do you guys let me go off on rants about Britney and Justin? You know I should channel those feelings into a book. And more importantly they should not be mentioned in the same post as Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. So back to them and their stupid feud. In a series of 3 blinds, Blind Gossip pulled back the curtain on the reasoning. Let me tell you, neither one come out looking very good.

The first reason is pretty standard, and completely reasonable with a twist. Taylor didn't like the fact that Justin uses drugs and had him blackballed from events. Let me let Blind Gossip say what's what: "Yes, it seems a little hypocritical given that there were other people at those gatherings who do drugs, or have done drugs, or have dealt drugs. She just had a particular dislike of HIS messy history with drugs." It makes sense, and for a very long time a lot of people thought that Justin was on his way out. So it makes sense that Taylor would steer clear of that sort of drama. More from BG: "She didn’t want that messy factor anywhere near her reputation… and he didn’t like that she had the power to blackball him." The power issue comes into play a lot with these two. It almost seems like they have a thing for one another but are denying it. 

Which leads us into the second and most interesting part of this story. At an event, Justin tried to seduce Taylor. He went about it in the douchiest way possible, and no there is no word on whether this was before or after he dated Selena. Again in the words of Blind Gossip

"This was a few years ago when they were both at [event]. They were friendly at the time. He was talking about doing some sort of collaboration together. Then he started licking his lips and saying something like, ‘I can think of another kind of collaboration that we could do together.’ At first she thought he was just trying to be funny, but he didn’t stop. He was like, ‘Admit it. You know you’ve always secretly wanted me.’ She was like, 'Ummm…. no.' He made her really uncomfortable. After that, she just tried to avoid him."
And Boom goes the dynamite.  Can you imagine how gross that must have been? In this way, it would be understandable if Taylor vomited every time she saw him and that's why she didn't want him around. It also makes sense as to why he hates her and is twisting the knife in, now that she is dealing with the first real backlash of her career. Plus there's the whole Selena of it all....

Earlier in the post, I wasn't joking about not knowing whether Selena and Justin were back together or not. They really are the quintessential on/off celeb couple. When Taylor and Selena first became besties, Ms. Swift warned our favorite Latina singer about Canada's version of Trump. The last bit of info from Blind Gossip “…doesn’t like drugs, and she doesn’t like that [Ex] used to do drugs whenever she got back together with [Male Singer]. She also didn’t like that [Male Singer] was always f*cking other girls behind [Ex’s] back. She told [Ex] that she would be happier if she dated a guy who didn’t treat her so badly.” Sounds like Taylor was just being a good friend but Justin doesn't like when people speak out against him. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Did January Jones Come Between Kat Dennings and Josh Groban?

An actor and singer meet, and fall in love. No this isn't a post about Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston, it's about Kat Dennings and Josh Groban. I didn't even realize that forever guest star and sometime singer Josh was dating one of the 2 Broke Girls. This may cause me to lose my Gossip card, but seriously they were so under the radar that even if someone told you that they were dating, it would be easy to forget. Well now we will never know what Gronning (their couple name?) was like because yesterday they announced that they were done and over with.

Here's the thing, they didn't even put out a statement, they had a source leak the information for them. When I read the news, I waited for a slew of blind item reveals, none of which came. That was quite the surprise because normally after a celebrity break up, and for there to be none was quite surprising. Even CDAN didn't have any and Enty loves to show that he was on top of a story before it breaks.

There was quite an intriguing blind that was posted by our friend Ace over at Blind Gossip. In their item, it alleges that Josh was receiving pics from his ex-girlfriend. In the words of Ace, "She didn’t respect the fact that he was in a serious relationship, and was texting him and sending pictures of herself at some really inopportune times. Some of the pics were normal, but some of them were just extreme closeups of body parts (like a toe or a nipple) with the message ‘Miss this?’" In the interest of research and pretending to be good at my job, I did some research and found that Josh has said that January Jones was his longest relationship. Then I read the comment section and found that everyone thought that the ex was January. She probably wants some of his Ally McBeal money or he's well endowed. Although I don't know why she wouldn't be chasing after Jon Hamm if that's what she wants. 

The most disturbing part of this is that Josh and his team plan on throwing poor Kat under the bus. "You might hear a rumor that the girlfriend was cheating on the singer and that’s why they just broke up. That would be one way to distract people from raising the Miss This issue, now wouldn’t it?" Leave it to Josh to Hollywood this situation up and try to place the blame on someone other than himself. Hopefully Max Black puts him in his place. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Recipe: Chicken and Bacon Pasta

It's that time again, I've been cooking and decided to share my recipe with you. This is another pasta dish because you know I loves me some pasta. This one pairs nicely with a red or white wine if that's your thing.




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.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Meryl Streep To Play Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton In Election 2016 Movie

Meryl Streep has been called the actress of a generation. Some say she is the greatest actress to ever grace the big screen. With the political seasons just heating up after Hillary Clinton accepted the Democrats nomination for President, and Donald Trump doing the same last week, things are going to get nasty. So one enterprising studio decided to go ahead and sign Meryl Streep onto the inevitable film about this election.

"Once I saw her Donald Trump all over the internet, I knew that nobody else could embody him the way she did. Then of course I needed to find a good Hillary Clinton and my wife said to me, why not Meryl Streep?" Seems like a reasonable thing to assume that Meryl could do it all. It's crazy that Hollywood is already planning a movie but that's the way of the world now. Hell, I'm surprised Lifetime hasn't rushed a movie about the Brexit yet. That has franchise potential, as well as Awards written all over it.

Meryl for her part remains humble and objective about the whole thing. "When they approached me about this movie, I told my assistants assistant to tell them that I wasn't interested in anything that wouldn't help me win another Oscar. 3 is simply not enough, and I am tired of being nominated and not winning. I'm Meryl F--ing Streep! A dual role is exactly what I need to be back on top." I didn't realize that a national treasure like Meryl needed the accolades and acknowledgement about being the best of the best.

While this movie is bound to be a blockbuster, some must be wondering why they are setting it up already. The answer is simple, the power players in Hollywood always want to be the first one with a project, so they can claim that they rest are copycats. Look for that when the next studio tries to cast Leo DiCaprio in both roles, and you know that's going to happen. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Jermaine Jackson Divorce Secrets

One of the things that I always wondered was why didn't Jackie Collins every write a story based on the Jackson family. They have so many secrets and do weird things that it seemed like a natural subject for her to tackle. Maybe it's because real life doesn't have to make sense but fiction does. Or maybe she just didn't find them as fascinating as I do. Anyways Jermaine Jackson is keeping the family soap opera going with his latest divorce.

Not content to let Janet have the spotlight, as you know she's 50 and pregnant, Jermaine and his wife decided to put their marriage in the coffin with LaToya's original face and Patriarch Joe's soul. Halima Rashid, Jermaine's soon to be ex, filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Nobody really batted an eye because divorce goes with Jackson like sex tape goes with reality star.

So Hollywood Street King has learned what those irreconcilable differences are. Apparently Jermaine thought it was ok to pass his peen to some side pieces and Halima thought she shouldn't have to deal with a philanderer. What makes this extra special is that one of the woman he was sleeping with has videos of their FaceTime chats. "If (redacted) wants these FaceTime pictures to go away, he’d be quick to pay… if he knows what’s good for him." Is the mistress blackmailing him or is Halima? My guess is that it might be both. Jackie would have had a field day with this. 

Cheating, blackmail, a messy divorce. These were hallmarks of a great Jackie novel. Too bad this is Jermaine's real life and he needs to deal with the consequences of his actions. In the words of the HSK source, "He ain’t no family man, he’s a f*ckin’ front! If he knows what’s good for him, he know what he gotta do." But will he pay up or will these videos and pics come out? Only time will tell. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Winner Of The Bachelorette is....

Are you waiting on the edge of your seats to see how this season of The Bachelorette ends? You already know I'm not, the only reason I follow this show is for this site. The guys aren't even cute, I mean if I was going to go on a show like that I would expect them to choose at least a few hot guys. For the fans of the show, who don't want to be spoiled stop reading now.

For the rest of us, Jordan Rodgers "wins" JoJo's heart. Are you surprised? Me either, she latched on to him like I latch on to my first mimosa of the morning. Seriously they should have just sent the other guys home and told some sort of fairy tale romance with them in place of The Bachelorette. It would have offered more suspense and been more believable than what they gave us. Actually you know what would have been more entertaining than any of this? Watching Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton trying to say nice things about one another. Now that's a reality show that I would watch.

Here's another shocker: JoJo isn't with Jordan because she loves him. She choose him for what he can do for her and her career, Our friends over at Blind Gossip has the scoop. "Because (redacted) wants to be famous, and she thinks that ingratiating herself into (redacted) family is her best chance of extending her fifteen minutes of fame."(Editor's Note: BG calls them Rosy and The Winner in their item because it's a blind item and not straight gossip.) Someone going on a reality show and choosing the person who can help them stay famous is unheard of. Kim Kardashian would never stoop so low. 

One good thing that can be said about JoJo and Jordan is that at least they will honor their contracts. BG explains "Well, at least (redacted) and (redacted) are happy. Yes, they are a couple now…" The end of that sentence is until someone more famous comes along or until the contract expires after 6 months. Which is just in time for the new season of The Bachelor. What do you know?! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Expect Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato Dating Rumors Soon

Has anyone seen Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas' concert? I've been told that they are phenomenal but honestly I would be distracted while watching Nick perform. My mind would be on when he was going to take off his pants and show us his underwear... or if he was wearing any at all. How sexy would that be, to find out that this rock star didn't have any underwear on while he's performing for us. Sorry drifted off into some kind of erotic storyline there for a second. Anyways with everything going on with both stars, I fully expect a slew of tabloid reports hinting that they are a couple.

For those that don't follow gossip the way I do, here is how the rumors normally start. Nick will probably say something really sweet about Demi like how pretty she is or how nice her adam's apple is. This will set off the blogosphere in a tizzy to be the first to prove that they are dating, Many will cite the fact that they are very good friends as one of the reasons why they make such a great couple. Of course, both Demi and Nick will deny it but in a sly way. Demi will say she's focusing on her career right now and Nick will say he's focusing on me or something else that isn't me,

The question that I'm sure you guys are asking is why do I think this. Well there was a set back, even if it was minor, with Nick's career yesterday. He was one of the only major artists that were completely shut out of the VMA nominations. While that might not seem like a big deal, it can actually cause a singer to lose sales and record companies to wonder if they should keep the artist. In this case, Nick is probably insulated from being dropped but with gay rumors swirling again it would make sense to pair him with someone that the public seems to really love.

So what does Demi get out of this? The simple answer is publicity. After her break up with Wilmer Valderama she has teased being bisexual (and yes I think she talked about it before but couldn't find any CREDIBLE source), and tried to sex up her image a little bit. Dating Nick would make her desirable almost instantly and he knows how to go from that little boy in the family band to fap material in no time.