Wednesday, August 29, 2007

GOD BLESS AMERICA

Somebody doesn't like Karl Rove. Ok well a lot of people don't like Rove, but some people to take it out on his car. Rove left his car on the driveway while visiting Texas and traveling with President Bush, who was in Louisiana today.



"White House pranksters wrapped Rove's Jaguar in plastic wrap on the private driveway next to the West Wing. Rove's car is easily recognizable because of its "I love Barack Obama " bumper sticker and the twin stuffed-animal eagles on the trunk. Oh, and there's a stuffed-animal elephant on the hood."


Rove is expected back this evening. No word on whose job it is to clean up the mess or if they will leave it for Karl. There are times where I just love America, this being one of those times. I thought security was all tight or does Secret Service just really dislike Rove like the rest of us?

And the saga continues...

While the Santa Monica police log "confirmed " Wilson “illness” was an attempted suicide this weekend, most insiders have been wondering what all of this will do to his big ass career. His past few movies have done poorly at the box office and at making me laugh (If you are having issues sleeping, put on You, Me and Dupree), but with five projects on the burner, the actor had a lot to lose with some bad publicity. And apparently in Hollywood, it’s harder to be an insured actor if you have a drug problem, then if you have a mental problem. Hopefully, Wilson will be able to work out his personal situation and get healthy.



But in the meantime, he has dropped out of his latest movie role. The actor has decided to leave the cast of Tropic Thunder, a comedy directed by longtime friend Ben Stiller and written by Justin Theroux. “Thunder”is a comedy that throws actors filming a war epic into a “real war situation”. No word on recasting the part or if this will delay the Dreamworks production. Meanwhile,Courtney Love is blaming Steve Coogan, a close friend of Wilson and notorious partier, for Wilson’s downfall into drugs and attempted suicide. And ELLE magazine pulled their Q & A with the actor set for the December publication. They believed after this weekend’s incident it would be best not to include the article.

While the actor has requested privacy, the media and fans have been fascinated with the story. How does a successful, good looking guy who seems to be insanely happy and "have everything" go down so far? Its for those of us who think we know celebrities because we watch them on screen realize these are real people too. And I think this article by Tony Hicks for the San Jose Mecury discusses the situation the best. Depression and addiction aren't normally worn on someone's sleeve, like Lohan's fall from grace. Most of the time its a sad battle someone goes through alone. I just wish the best for Owen and hope he can get into a positive place.

Daily Rounds...

UPDATED.....

Let’s get to the news folks….



  • Why did it take three months for the Senator Craig story to come out?– The Republican Senator from Idaho apparently tried to get frisky with a police office while waiting to board a plane in a Minnesota airport earlier this summer. Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor offense, for the incident. Since the newspaper picked it up, Craig has been declaring is innocence and the fact that he is totally not gay. Just another hypocrite to add to the pile in D.C.
  • Coffee table book celebrates FugaziThe new release from photographer Glen E. Friedman, Keep Your Eyes Open, is a photography retrospective of the one of the original DIY bands and their 20 years of remaining true to the scene and themselves. The photos span small shows from the early 80’s, tour diaries and an up close look at a band from truly a “fan’s eye”. If anyone was wondering what to get me for my birthday, this is it.



  • "Dancing with the Stars" lets us know who will be making fools of themselves this fall. Hopefully, Mel “Scary Spice” Brown won’t get pregnant with Mark Cuban’s baby during the filming.
  • Maybe he will shut up now... Lindsay is now allowing her papa Lohan to visit her at rehab in Utah. Word is there are some seeded issues between the two (no you don’t say!!!) and the feel that the meeting will allow for some closure and growth. Hopefully he won’t hold a press conference after meeting up with her. Apparently not....Here is his exclusive interview with Perez Hilton

  • Chrissie Hynde ain't no fan of leather. And any moron could have told you that. The PETA and animal rights supporter is pissed off over the usage of her name for a pony skin bag from Hogan’s newest collection, which is honoring rock stars.
  • RIPHilly Kristal, founder of CBGB's, passed away. The man who helped the punk and subculture movement grow in New York died yesterday from his long battle with lung cancer. This could explain why he quit fighting with NYC over keeping CBGBs on the Bowery last year.
  • Britney still doesn't know how to dress...or wear pants or realize she is no longer a size 2. Ugggh...if it wasn't so bad I would be so over it.
  • Venice Film Festival turns 75 years old. The eleven day festival opened up today with "Atonement," the screen adaptation of Ian McEwan's best-selling novel starring Kiera Knightley and James McAvoy.



  • Angelina Jolie visits with refugees in Iraq and Syria. The UN Ambassador has been planning the mission with the agency for six months now. I have to say even though I can’t stand to see another pic of her, Brad Pitt and the family, this woman really does what she wants to do in support for her causes.
  • Speaking of pretty ladies in war torn countries, CBS sends Katie Couric to Iraq. The move is expected to increase Couric’s visibility as a journalist and give her credit. Or its just an attempt at getting her out of the CBS contract a “different way”.
  • In the network’s continued efforts to show every aspect of teenage life, MTV will produce "The Paper". The reality show will focus on a high school newspaper staff from Florida and show everything. Get ready for some cafeteria exposes and drama over who will editor-in-chief.

  • Monday, August 27, 2007

    Daily Rounds

    Superbad remains number one at the box office for the second week in a row. The Bourne Ultimatum holds steady at second place and Rush Hour 3 moves down to third place. Here is how the rest of the releases fared:
    Weekend Box Office Totals - August 24-26, 2007



    And in other news,

  • Alberto Gonzales steps down as the US Attorney General. Gonzales decided sometime last week to leave his position and made the official announcement this morning with President Bush by his side. This decision comes on the heels of the attorneys’ firings trial in Washington and the lack of productivity within the justice system currently. With statements supporting the leave and criticizing the Democrats for the decision, it seems politicians in DC are looking toward the future candidate and hope they can approve of them without the partisanship debates. Gonzales will leave his post Attorney General on September 17th. Administration officials have suggest that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will be nominated for the position.
  • Even though he was in "serious condition" last night, Nick Hogan has been released from the hospital. Nick is in court right now to discuss the actions leading up to his crash last night and might be charged with various counts, such as speeding in a work area (with workers present), not wearing a seat belt and going twice he speed limit. And apparently, Owen Wilson will be released from Cedars-Sinai later today. No confirmation as of yet on the "suicide attempt", but rumors are spreading that are "confirming" our heroin addiction/overdose story.Wilson is now requesting privacy "while he attempts to heal". You can read more here at CNN.com It doesn't seem to have bothered his ex Kate Hudson though, who was found making out with her new beau Dax Shepard while grocery shopping in Malibu yesterday.



  • Michael Vick is not canned from the Falcons and who knows if its coming. But the other players are pissed and want the $22 million bonus that was for him to go to them.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal is supposed to "come out" today. And he is having a baby with his boyfriend, so apparently he is a master scientist as well. I wonder if he will have a press conference to discuss the particulars of his business, i.e top or bottom....



  • Maybe this is the actor everyone thinks will come out? And if by "coming out" you mean, walking around town with a dude, then we got a winner.
  • In casting news, Keanu Reeves will star in remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still". Apparently, Reeves can’t act in anything other then Sci-Fi anymore. In other, “they are still working” casting news, Foz signs Eliza Dushku to a six figure project development deal. This will have the studio creating projects and programs for the actress to star in. What did she do to get this kind of deal?
  • Guess who else is struggling with their career? Oh you don't have to think too hard here is the list of alleged participants for the next"Dancing with the Stars" installment. No confirmation from ABC on the cast nor from these peeps publicists, that's if they have any still.
  • If this is true, then my ass is already booking my tickets to go to Coachella. My Bloody Valentine set to reunite next year and open tour at Coachella 2008. Awesome!
  • Apparently, people still think beauty pageants have intelligent participants. Watch this moron from South Carolina stick her foot in her mouth a few times when asked why 1 out of 5 Americans can not find our nation on a map. Somehow, I knew the Iraqis were behind it. Hell, maybe she will get Tony Snow's job - she seems qualified enough.


  • I hope this jerk goes away for a long time.

    Michael Vick has plead guilty to a federal dogfighting charge this morning and will be sentenced on December 10th later this year. The athlete apologized repeatedly in his statement to the court and admitted he was not truthful originally because he “was ashamed” of his actions. Vick could face up to 5 years in a federal prison, but since the judge, Henry E. Hudson, does not have a set term he must send the athlete to jail for, most experts believe he will serve 2-5 years. In a statement, Vick apologized to the NFL league, his coach, teammates and the children who look up to him. He is still suspended until the terms of his sentencing are decided and could be kicked off the Atlanta Falcons later this year.



    What I love about this asshole is that he described the suffocation of innocent doggies as “immature”. And apparently, since realizing his ass was going to get pummeled in jail cause this shit was not going to slip under the rug, Vick “gave himself to Jesus”. How come poor Jesus always gets these amoral assholes after their luck is up the shitter. Hopefully this guys loses all his money and his career goes down the toilet because if you aren’t smart enough to know killing things ain’t right, you don’t deserve millions of dollars and admiration from children across the nation. Ughh…this guy makes me sick. And speaking of privileged assholes, DMX's Phoenix home was raided this weekend. Drug paraphernalia, cages, injured dogs and charred canine remains were found, and about ten pups were removed from the site to receive medical attention. According to DMX’s rep, the rapper owned the home, but did not live there nor had visited in months. There was a “care taker” responsible for the premises who “obviously wasn’t doing his job”. I love how murder is just “immature” and “not doing your job” in these dudes eyes. Let’s see how this one plays out.

    Scary News....

    Owen Wilson allegedly attempts suicide. This is some crazy story. Apparently, the actor was rushed to the hospital noon on Sunday after being discovered unconscious by a family member. According to reports, Wilson was on a large amount of undefined pills and he had slit his wrists. He was admitted to a local Los Angeles hospital, the location has yet to be confirmed by his rep nor a police officer.



    With a few recent blind items pointing fingers at an actor, which could fit the description of Wilson to a T, who has a very huge heroin addiction, could this have been the reason behind the attempt? We hope that Wilson will recover and heal from this incident.

    In other tragic news, Nick Bollea, son of Hulk Hogan, was involved in a terrible car accident Sunday night in Clearwater and was helicoptered to a Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL. Bollea was traveling with an unidentified passenger and while driving at a high speed, he hit a median and flipped his car into a palm tree.



    According to reports, Bollea is in serious condition and his passenger is in critical condition. Our best wishes are with them and the Hogan family.



    In hopefully funny news, I have a source that was on hand yesterday at Paris Hilton's party. Now all the paparazzi caught her chilling with Kid Rock at the LG House even though a BBQ was going on in Paris' place seemed to bore this starlet. The celebrity had Rumor Willis, Taryn Manning and Efren Ramirez, Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite, hanging around doing a whole bunch of nothing, along with the "camp counselors" from the finale season of The Simple Life. We hear Willis chain smoked cigs with a crew of girls in the corner and Ramirez danced up a storm with his twin brother. Hilton herself was so bored at the party she locked herself in her bedroom many times and came out "all jittery and coked up". Also, Hilton surely admires her own reflection enough to decorate her home with pictures of herself commissioned by David LaChapelle.

    Friday, August 24, 2007

    Daily Rounds....

    Blah Blah....here's the news:


    Courtesy of Daily Mail

  • Amy Winehouse gets physical. The addicted chanteuse had got into a knockdown fight with her husband, Blake Fielder-Civl, which obviously involved a lot of cutting and then decided to walk around London. This chick obviously needs help.

  • Nicole Richie in and out of jail faster then it took me to get home yesterday.

    Courtesy of TMZ.com

  • MySpace and MTV team up with presidential candidates for the 2008 election. The conversations will be town hall style, not debates, and will occur on college campuses around the US. Both MTV and MySpace will be able to air the programs. This is the first time both media outlets have joined together for a program.
  • Kirsten Dunst is robbed in NYC.
  • Apparently the NBC management is really loving the heroes shtick they got going and are bringing back American Gladiators to the air. The show will have a mid season premiere and the network would not confirm how many shows would be in the run, nor if Malibu will return.


  • Hollywood don't like old people. CAA drops major actors such as Robert DeNiro and Sally Field so they can dedicate more time on Micha Barton. Well that makes sense, doesn’t it? Who needs Oscar winners when you have the chick who sells Keds?
  • Brad and Angelina shop for art supplies. And New Yorkers clapped for them...jeez these two are hot and all, but don't you think their egos are big enough?



  • Jerry Lewis doesn't like people who suffer through cancer. Thank gosh he didn't decide to throw them a telethon.

  • Thursday, August 23, 2007

    Daily Rounds

    My knee is still jacked up and I am stuck in an immobilizer for longer then I would like to be, so the posts this week will be a bit shorter then usual. This weekend, we will begin our very much delayed "Where are they now??" segment featuring the cast of: Dream a Little Dream

    And now let's get to the news:

  • Ticketmaster may no longer be buds with Live Nation. Word is talks between the concert promotion organization and the ticket czar have all but ended, creating the rumor that Live Nation will be starting their own ticketing site. This could be good news for us ticket buyers, since if it was run by one company they might lower these "convenience fees" and more tickets would be available at the venue before the event.



  • Lohan lets OK! Magazine document her recovery. And by that I mean, the mag and starlet staged "rehab" loving pics of Lohan reading the Big AA book and hopping around Utah looking clean and sober. I guess after three rehab stays, your bills can't just pay themselves anymore.
  • Speaking of Lohan being clean and sober,
    the actress was one lucky girl today. The judge hearing both of her DUI cases decided not to charge her with felonies, but keep both incidents as misdemeanors, and the cocaine possession has been dropped. This means that even if the actress was found guilty and did not make a plea, her maximum sentence would be 4 days in jail. And apparently, TMZ hears that her reckless behavior, closeness of both arrests, and unhappy home life all lead the judge to take it easy on her due to her "addiction". Well Hollywood, it looks like we have another Robert Downey Jr. on our hands.
  • Bridget Moynahan has baby Brady. Moynahan and Tom Brady welcomed their first child yesterday, Wednesday. The couple who separated after a 3 year relationship early on in the pregnancy, were in good spirits yesterday and Brady has been requesting time off from his football career to spend with his newborn.



  • These bitches are luckier then I thought. According to the
    E! Network, most reality stars make anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000 per episode. This means that Heidi and Spencer are making about $100,000 every 6 months, not including free products or payment for attending parties, for giving me migraines. Uggh America....
  • Top Chef makes Tre pack up his knives. The chef who I thought would stay on to at least the final three was kicked off last night. During the "Restaurant Wars Redux", Tre lead his team to weak performances and sent out bad dishes one after the other. I am not sure if the blame could be solely left on the executive chef or the entire team on this one. And I have to agree with Entertainment Weekly on this one and wonder "Aren't your efforts judged cumulatively on this program?" I mean granted Tre sent out 2 meager dishes out of the 3 he made and was responsible for the atmosphere within the kitchen, why aren't the chefs who prepared only one meal or no meals held more accountable? Maybe I am just shocked that Tre left before Sara, Casey or Dale? This pretty much means they have already lost my "Sam" and I am not sure who I am voting for anymore.

    Don't forget to check out our "Where are they Now?" weekly segment, premiering this weekend....We start with the genius that is:

  • Tuesday, August 21, 2007

    Daily Rounds...

    I screwed up my leg massively last night after leaving the 10:50 showing of "Superbad". The movie was awesome. Dislocating my knee on the L platform and almost falling over onto the tracks - NOT AWESOME. The news will be short today since I am wallowing in my own misery...Thanks buddy for being there!

    Here we go...


    Courtesy of Hollyscoop.com

    Cameron Diaz and John Mayer are getting a bit closer. This girl likes them young and musically inclined.
    Dave Navarro is busy apparently...making porn for Tera Patrick's company. He believes the only "free art" today is porn. Ughhh..how many hours I wasted having a crush on this dude when I was 16.
    Liev Schreiber don't like his picture taken. He likes it even less when you try and take pics of his newborn baby. Don't these paps have any class anymore?
    The Daily Show goes to Iraq.



    HBO renews Flight of the Conchords and Entourage for another season. Big Love was also renewed and rightfully so. I love Flight and Big, but Entourage is starting to bother me with their over usage of "artsy" director Billy (perhaps based on Vincent Gallo???) and Vincent Chase and his nonchalantness when it comes to his career. I want more Ari Gold storylines.



    Well that's it for now. Enjoy the Spielster!

    Monday, August 20, 2007

    The new iRack

    Vick will plead guilty

    Vick will plead guilty the felony conspiracy charge next Monday. MSNBC is reporting that the quarterback and his attorneys will have a press conference today at 3pm EST to discuss the details of the plea agreement. The offense is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine and the judge has said he is not stuck in any "sentencing confines".



    Vick decided to plead guilty in order to avoid more charges that could have been brought by the grand jury after the confessions of his two co-defendants. "Vick’s last two co-defendants pleaded guilty Friday and said he bankrolled gambling on dogfights at Vick’s property in rural Surry County, not far from his hometown of Newport News. One said Vick helped drown or hang dogs that didn’t do well."

    This disgusting piece of garbage wants to apologize to those who were hurt and I am assuming he not only means the companies who lost money on their partnership with him, but the many animals who were abused and MURDERED by this man.

    "Michael wishes to apologize to everyone who has been hurt by this manner," a statement from lawyer Bill Martin said Monday. "Mr. Vick has agreed to ... accept full responsibility for the mistakes he has made."

    My only hope is once that he has served his jail time he will not have a job to return to since he does not deserve to represent any professional football team after his despicable actions. And please give me a break with him a "victim of ghettohood". This man had money and and enough possibilities where he was longer poor and wasn't forced to make these choices, he happily made them. I guess we will have to see how the story progresses for Mr. Vick.

    THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY and WE WILL UPDATE AS NEWS BECOMES AVAILABLE.

    Seacrest is the hostest with the mostest

    Ryan Seacrest confirmed to host the 59th Annual Primetime Emmys. Fox will broadcast the award program on Sept. 16 from the Shrine Auditorium.



    Fox executives have said that Seacrest's experience on American Idol has more then prepared the host to outshine the competition. I think Fox is keeping it all in the family and is joining the Seacrest attempt to hijack all forms of entertainment media.

    Now that Merv Griffin has passed away, and Dick Clark is pretty much in retirement, Seacrest is ready to take their places in Hollywood.

    Daily Rounds....



    As predicted by myself last week, Superbad hit the number one spot this weekend! The Apatow clan vehicle, starring Michael Cera, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen, made over 31 million dollars this weekend and cementing the new group of comedians in Hollywood. This summer has been amazing for Judd Apatow and his loyal band of funny men with the success of Knocked Up and now, Superbad. And many industry insiders are now describing Apatow and his group the new hit makers. Personally, I am pretty sure NBC is kicking themselves for canceling this FREAKING AMAZING show show after one season. And here are the rest of this weekend’s box office results:



  • I am going out on a limb here and will say this blind item is about Cuba Gooding Jr.???? This dude has been running all over NYC making out with young ladies, who are not his wife, with a whole crew of friends. If you want your chance, he usually finds himself at Stereo or PM….enjoy you lucky ladies.
  • Joel Madden and Nicole Richie are engaged. Since the celebutante is now eating for one Madden, lead singer of Good Charlotte will make her an "honest" woman and the two will be married by the end of the year. I am actually interested in what type of wedding these characters will throw.
  • High School Musical 2 sets records. The tween targeted Disney movie with 17.6 million viewers, became the highest rated cable telecast in history. The made for tv sequel beat out its original hit maker by almost 10 million viewers
  • Leona Helmsley dies at age 87. The “Queen of Mean”, who was jailed in 1990 for tax evasion, died of heart failure in her Connecticut home earlier this morning. The real estate developer and hotelier was a staple in New York society until her downfall in the late 1980’s. Her image never recovered after the tax issues, even though she had been supporting charitable work since completing her jail sentence in 1992.


  • Rove apparently has not retired yet. Apparently the chief of staff likes to attack Senator Clinton as much as he likes breakfast. Does this mean this woman actually has a shot of winner:?
  • Lohan finally realizes her true calling. Lindsay is said to be more then ready to jump back into the studio and record a sophomore album. Finally, she figured out who can get away with drunken binges and DUIs – rock stars. I am thinking she needs at least one member of Motley Crue to make a guest appearance and I’m pretty sure Dave Navarro could fit it into his schedule.
  • Geek favorite, Kristen Bell is set to be a hero. Bell is set to join the cast for a few episodes of Heroes and will be connected to Peter and Claire. Man I can not wait until this show gets back on to TV!!!

  • Friday, August 17, 2007

    we go vacationing...

    This weekend I will be in Vermont for a wedding, so no spielster posts 'till Sunday for y'all. But in the meantime, enjoy this amazing scene from SUPERNANNY a few months ago.

    Thursday, August 16, 2007

    Is MTV ready to remove all memory of music on their station....?

    A staffer at MTV relays to GAWKER:
    " We're all scheduled to attend a mysterious "What does M stand for" MTV meeting at Milk Studios on Monday. No one has any idea what it's about. It's so weird, there are brightly-colored posters all over the halls with big letters saying "What does M stand for?"



    I, for one, have been waiting for MTV and Vh1 to own up to playing only reality programs and moving its music programming to 3 am. I have found myself literally DVRing Vh1 Classic episodes of 120 Minutes so I can watch music videos once again. If FUSE Network doesn't jump on this chance to put up more music, they are nuts. I can't wait until the "M" is explained to staffers next week. You can find out more about the upcoming changes and suggested meanings of M here.

    Chuck D. declared the music industry dead the other day on Jonesy's Jukebox on Indie 103.1 in LA. Gene Simmons said it two months ago on the Henry Rollins show and I am agreeing with these dudes. I do not believe music is dead, but the business behind it is dying and fast.

    Daily Rounds

    It's muggy and gross here in NY and I am ready for my long weekend in Vermont. And I am predicting now that Superbad will be number one in the box office this weekend. Its the end of summer so college and high school are having their last bit of fun together and this weekend seems pretty timid with the new releases. It really is turning into the summer of Seth.

    And now lets get to the morning news:

  • Earthquake in Peru kills 337 people. Almost 900 people have reported injuries from the 7.9 magnitude quake that hit right outside of Lima yesterday. The Red Cross expects the numbers on both sides to increase within the next few days.
  • Phil Rizzuto, beloved Yankee, passed away. The legendary player and announcer died on Monday at age 89. The one time Yankee who played with the record breaking team that won seven World Series in the 40s & 50s was probably more famous for his love of the game then his prowess on the field. Rizzuto will be greatly missed and the world of baseball has lost one of its greatest supporters!
  • Maybe she thought he "could work some magic" on her career? Britney, on the heels of a huge custody battle, decided to not stay home with the kids, but go and hang out with “
    Mindfreak” Criss Angel until 4am last night in Beverly Hills.


    Image courtesy of INF Daily

  • NY Film Festival announces full lineup. Wes Anderson's long awaited latest "The Darjeeling Limited," opens the festival on September 28. Other directors whose films are in the 17 day festival are Brian DePalma, Julian Schnabel and Todd Haynes. Here is the trailer for Anderson's film, featuring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman as American brothers who go to India to "find themselves".


  • Amy Winehouse leaves rehab. She was just having fun on that 3 day bender – she does not have a problem.
  • Cheating Husband sues 1-800 Flowers for sending the flowers meant for his mistress to his wife. The man, whose lawsuit against the florist is in the millions of dollars, went on the TODAY show to discuss his situation and Meredith Viera told him over and over again he got what he deserved and had no right to sue. I totally agree – How scummy can you be dude? You are the moron who cheated on his wife and got caught red handed - live with the consequences.



  • "Weeds" makes it best debut yet. Showtime saw almost one million viewers tune into the 3rd season premiere of Weeds. I am so glad Mary Louise Parker is finally getting the credit she so deserves. The compelling and scene stealing natural has been a favorite of mine for years, since I saw her in Fried Green Tomatoes. There is also a great profile on the actress in New York magazine this week. I can not wait to see where this season goes!!!!!!
  • VH1 heads further into celeb/pop culture hell. "Star Stories.", a new version of the British celeb spoof television program is in the beginning stages at Vh1. What sounds like an “adult” version of “Punk’d”, Vh1 is looking to get closer and closer to E!’s programming and celeb obsessed culture.
  • Top Chef's get a chance to recover. In the “Restaurant Wars” episode last night, the judging panel, which Daniel Boulud, allowed the chefs to come back the next day to run their restaurants another night because of the paltry service both gave their diners. Madonna\'s brother makes his opinions known as a patron of "The Garage", where the smell of scented candles (yep you read that right!) ruined any chance of enjoying the half assed menu. I am excited the chefs get another chance since the major issues last night were service and d├ęcor – not exactly reasons to send a chef home. Madonna\'s brother makes his opinions known as a patron of one of the two chefs. Also, the judges will be making sure that at the next panel the chefs had listened to their critiques and made the necessary corrections.
  • Kathie Lee returns to Regis. The ex-costar of Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Kelly, will return to the program for the first time since she left seven years ago. The visit will mark the program’s 20th Anniversary on September 14th.
  • Surprise - Heidi Montag's new album stinks! The bitch from The Hills is about to put an album out on David Foster's record label. This guy just happens to be the stepdad to Brody Jenner, Montag's "fiancee" Spencer Pratt's best friend.
  • Chinese couple are fighting to name their child @. Man I hate humans!

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2007

    Daily Rounds...

    Let's start off by saying "Flipping Out" on Bravo is amazing!!!! The crazies definitely find their place in LA and I'm all for it. If you have not checked out this "flipper's" show and his staff of out of work actors...you need to. It's on Bravo at 10pm on Tuesdays and then reruned to death....

    And now the news:

  • John Mayer and Mandy Moore spotted together out and about in SOHO yesterday. Now this couple makes sense to me, if its true. I just hope they don’t start writing songs together…yecch! I believe they share producers though and since that coupling showed as much emotion as me hanging with my grandma..I’m thinking they are just friends.


    Image courtesy of INF Daily

  • Denise Brown boycotts the publishing of "If I did it", The O.J. Simpson confession novel about the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Why won’t this man disappear already?
  • Portia De Rossi joins heads to Nip/Tuck this fall and gets “close” to Joely Richardson (Julia). God I love this show and the fact that each season it seems the characters have had a lobotomy from their former selves. I heart FX dramas.
  • Myspace and XM team up to find the next big hip hop act.


    Image courtesy of STAR magazine

  • Mommie Dearest Britney What will the weekly gossip rags do once this chick gets her life in check? Oh wait…I don’t see that happening anytime soon. Seriously, she needs new friends just as much as Lohan does. Has she ever heard of confidentiality agreements?
  • Celebrities have fun with airbrushing.
  • Paris Hilton lost her puppy and from the description on the poster I think she has been found.
  • Not only is Michael Vick mean to doggies he might just be a terrorist too?
  • I am beginning to think Mr. Federline is much smarter then we all thought. I give two years until him and Shar Jackson are back together.
  • HBO does not pick up “John from Cincinnati” for a second season. Did it matter since we would all just be as confused the second time around?
  • Evan Rachel Wood dishes with GQ about her career, relationship with Marilyn Manson and what the future holds for this actress. This chick, while young, is ready to be the next big thing. She has the chops and she is amazing to watch on screen. I’m just not sure how you go from Ed Norton to Manson, but that’s not my concern.


    Image courtesy of GQ

    So the question of the week is, what reality show is your (my readers) guilty pleasure????

    ENJOY the Spielster and don’t forget to watch Top Chef tonight on Bravo to see who packs up their knives tonight!!!!

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2007

    Daily Rounds..

    My internet has been acting up so I am a bit delayed in the daily rounds. Let's get to it:



    Brooke Astor dies at age 105. The philanthropist who brought the idea of charity to the wealthy passed away yesterday at her home in New York. The classy broad was a fixture within NYC's cultural organizations, such as MOMA, Carnegie Hall & Central Park, to name a few. Astor used her fortune to fund some of the most influential programs and organizations and that support led to her receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in 1998. She will be missed.


    Ed Limato gets to keep his client list. Ex-ICM agent gets to keep his client list, one of the most influential in the business. Limato reps stars such as Denzel Washington, Steve Martin and Richard Gere.

    China's trying to poison our kids again.

    Tawny Kitaen sues ex-husband for millions. She used forensic science to find out her ex was stealing millions of bucks.

    Amy Winehouse finally says yes! The singer is apparently in the U.S. going through here first rehab stay. Word is Kelly Osbourne recommended the rehab center so who knows how sober this chick will be.



    "Superbad" is finally opening!!! Here is some coverage of it's LA premiere this past Monday. I have beensuper excited about this movie for a very long time!!!

    CBS to settle with Imus. Supposedly, he will be paid $20 million for being let go before his contract after the hole NJ "basketball ladies" fiasco a few months ago.

    Monday, August 13, 2007

    Daily Rounds

    Monday, Monday...why are you here again?? I feel like the weekends are so much shorter during the summers. This is probably because for most of working stiffs this is the only time we have enjoy the summer weather, hit up the beach and relax with our friends.


    Image courtesy of Going.com

    This Sunday, and pretty much every weekend so far this summer, I hit up the pool parties at McCarren Park. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists headlined, with some great support from the Thermals and Birds of Avalon DJ set. It was friggin’ hot out and super crowded, but both the Thermals and Ted Leo rocked the house. I was a bit bummed because I overheard the sound check earlier in the day and Leo was playing “Spirit of Radio” by Rush, but not go for the actual concert. All in all it was a great day and could be one of the last performances I see there this summer.

    Anyways, this morning had us saying good bye to a few people, namely Merv Griffin, who passed away this weekend from prostate cancer. Also we found out that Karl Rove, chief political strategist for the President will step down from his White House post by the end of August. Rove says the leave is so he can spend more time with his family. I am going to believe that just as much as everything else that has come out of his mouth and assume he is going to begin working “behind the scenes” for a Republican hopeful for the election of 2008. My vote is behind New Gingrich or Fred Thompson, but who knows.

    Let’s get to the rest of the news…..

  • Joe Francis is an even bigger jerk then I thought. Apparently the perv who gained his mega millions from coercing young drunk chicks to make out with their friend during spring break all for a t-shirt is pissed that Hugh Heffner and Larry Flynt have backed him up during his legal problems. The thing is Playboy nor Penthouse never had to coerce their sexy ladies to take off their clothes. They were willing participants and all of age, as far as both publications are concerned.



  • Universal Music Group will be allowing it's music to be sold without copyright protection through online vendors. The music group says they will see how well this works out the next few months through most of their online retailers. iTunes will not allow it’s music to be sold without protection, so Universal’s catalog will remain protected through that outlet.
  • Vicks reportedly to be suspended for the entire 2007 football season. I am glad the commission is finally taking a stand after this horrific incident.
  • AT &T claims censorship of Pearl Jam "accidental". Although the telecommunications company said a few days ago there was no censorship, now it is saying it was all by accident. Ironically, the band was censored during their Lollapalooza performance in Chicago when Eddie Vedder began to sing about “removing” Geroge Bush from office.
  • Britney's "cousin" gets served by K Fed's lawyer. In his bid to gain more custody of their two children, as well as more cash money, K Fed wants to hear what Alli Sims, Spears’ “cousin” has to say about her parenting skills. TMZ is reporting that K Fed is suing for additional custody for the extra cash that will come with the kids. (NO! KFed can’t be after her money. I never saw that one coming.)
  • Flavor Flav got roasted last night and it was actually funny. And most comedians were smart enough to keep their jokes towards Carrot Top and not Ice-T. Nobody wants to get shot over a Comedy Central roast.


  • And the weekend’s box office results are in and Rush Hour 3 actually got top numbers. Here’s the rest of the top ten and their standings:

  • R.I.P. Merv Griffin

    Merv Griffin, best known for his game show empire, passed away at age 82 this Sunday. The entertainer died from prostate cancer, which he had been suffering through the past few years.



    Griffin, the creator and producer of ”Jeopardy” and ”Wheel of Fortune” was known throughout Hollywood as an intelligent businessman with a huge heart. The entertainer made his start in the business after leaving the University of San Francisco and taking a vocalist job at a local radio station in San Fran. He then moved onto a contract with Warner Brothers in the early 50’s and had his own talk show after NBC chose Johnny Carson over Griffin to host “The Tonight Show”. Griffin sold majority of the rights to ”Jeopardy” and ”Wheel of Fortune” and took the earnings to invest in real estate, most memorably purchasing The Beverly Hills Hilton, home of Trader Vics and The Golden Globes, from the Hilton family.

    He left behind a son, Anthony Griffin and long and respected legacy in Hollywood, a very commendable thing in this business. Merv Griffin will be remembered by friends and colleagues on ”Larry King Live” tonight on
    CNN at 9pm.

    Friday, August 10, 2007

    Little Girl Lost

    There are a million ways to look at the Lindsay Lohan story. Here are a few:

  • 1, She is young and stupid and will clean up her act.
  • 2, She is a narcissistic brat who is wasting the good fortune she was given.
  • 3, She has terrible parents who lack the common decency to put aside petty crap for
    their ailing daughter.
  • 4, She is a product of the Hollywood - who loves success and train wrecks equally.
  • 5, She is a target, who when not messing up, is caught behind the lens of the every
    watching media's camera.
  • 6, She is a whiny little jerk who is too lucky for her own good.
  • 7, ALL OF THE ABOVE AND MORE.



    Lohan is barely 21 years old and has two rehab stays under her belt, two DUI charges and a host of other issues that seem to plague her at every turn. There is outcry of "Lock her up!" and "Help this poor girl!" at the same time. She is obviously, young, misled and not protected. Her dearest friends sell pictures of her for money, they tell stories of her escapades and let her continue on the downward spiral. She has an absent criminal father, who believes that discussing private matters with the media will bring her back to him. And lets not forget her manager mom who seems to not care that her daughter is a train wreck begging to hit rock bottom. Add on top of that eating disorders, drug addiction, self esteem issues and no work ethic and you have quite a nice package - for a psychiatrist.

    We all wonder why she is cracking at the seems. I mean she got a rave review for her acting skills from Meryl Streep, the goddess of the acting world. She is attractive, wealthy and seems to get whatever she wants, so most of us on the other side don't get the problem. I have heard so many times "If I was her, I would never mess this up." But that's because you are looking at it from the outside, not inside her own shoes. Not to sound corny, but I feel bad for her. Every idiotic move she makes is gone over with a fine tooth comb by 9AM the next morning so it can be dissected and mocked on the blogs, in the papers, and on the covers of the glossies. She is doing a lot of the same things that many celebs and hell even chicks in small town are doing, it's just what she does gets coverage. Now in no way to I condone drinking and driving, but I also we all have our moments when we think we know what we are doing and that it is right. I think this poor girl needs to learn she lost control of the wheel a long time ago and is obviously having no help getting it back.

    She is steps away from the down fall. And she better watch
    The Two Coreys, because if she isn't careful she can end up losing a valuable career with simple mistakes. But more importantly, she could lose her life with any of her heavy addictions. Hopefully, someone will give this girl a reason for her to live, because at this point it doesn't look like she cares either way.

  • Let's wrap it up

    Another rainy day in New York and I ain't in a good mood. Today has been pretty quiet on the celebosphere and I am sick of posting depressing NY crime stuff, so let's keep it a bit upbeat today.

    DAILY ROUNDS....



  • And I will go for the easy joke here, Winehouse says "No, No, No" to rehab The chick apparently on a Motley Crue style bender and ended up in the hospital. Jeez..what happened to the days it took more then a year to crash and burn?
  • Laura and Jenna Bush set to publish children's book The book will be released in Spring of 2008. and “according to HarperCollins, "depicts a mischievous little boy who likes to do everything but read.”
    Does that description sound familiar to anyone??? Just saying is all…
  • It might be raining in NY, but it seems that all the leaks are happening in D.C.
  • Somehow the NY Post manages to take a Woody Allen quotequote and turn it against Lindsay Lohan. In the upcoming "Conversations With Woody Allen," published by Knopf, Allen discusses his problems with insuring and bonding Robert Downey Jr. and Winona Ryder for his film “Melinda and Melinda” and was forced to pick other, not so good replacements. Obviously their records was what made it so difficult and what could make it so difficult for Lindsay Lohan to be in a film anytime soon, but what really bugged me was who they wouldn’t bond. You are telling me that some actress “stealing” (and since celebs usually get their stuff for free, who cares) and a heavy duty drug addict are one in the same to an insurer???


    This weekend The Spielster will dishing on the ten bands you need to listen to now (if you haven't been already), the terrifying world of The Two Coreys & my Lohan assessment.
    ENJOY!

  • Thursday, August 9, 2007

    Aftertnoon Snack

  • Rolling Stone's latest cover ruffles feathers


  • Speaking of a cast member from Hairspray, Democrats have the first gay issue centered debate tonight
  • Chocolate Rain hits TV
  • CMJ announces their 2007 lineup I have to say other then a few bands, this lineup blows. CMJ has gotten progressively worse the past few years and this basically stinks. But don't fret NYers there are good shows coming up this fall.

  • SHOCKER: Michael Lohan speaks out Doesn't anyone have a muzzle? Lohan is speaking out against the tell all Lindsay's ex body guard gave to IN TOUCH magazine. (More on Lohan this Saturday on Spielster
  • Real World returns to LA for its 20th season Oh man...they should just stick Beth in the cast just for shits and giggles. And maybe Jon so he can finally get laid. I mean all these losers are gonna end up here anyway searching for "success" in entertainment (i.e. waiting to go into porn)


    And speaking of reality, here is the weekly recap in all reality happenings:
  • Bret kicks out Rodeo and Brandi C from the Rock of Love house

  • "Hells Kitchen" jerks off for an entire episode. We are stuck waiting another week to see which mediocre chef will win the competition
  • Sara N. packs her knives on Top Chef!
  • Scott Baio is still a jerk
  • BRAVO makes me fall in love with another narcissistic asshole from LA
    And finally, MTV stoops to its lowest common denominator and puts together the single worst cast of Real World possible. Syndey doesn't deserve this I can already see where this shit is going and I am not a fan...And these bastards get to kick it up in Australia for 4 months. The best part of the first episode was when Parisa didn't want to party anymore, Kelly Anne, sick body from Texas, goes " Then what is she doing on this show? Let's make her cry and send her home." This ain't Big Brother dummy! The (one time) basis of the show was to learn from different people and open your eyes. Not to have threesomes in the jacuzzi with your roommates.

  • Daily Rounds....

    Well all in all, NY is back to normal after the storms yesterday. So let’s recap some of yesterday’s events and then get onto the entertainment news.


  • Would you like a tornado with the torrential downpour New York?? Why are weather services so afraid to jump to conclusions about tornadoes? It has since been confirmed that Brooklyn was hit with a tornado yesterday morning, making it the first one to touch down in the borough in 118 years. Don’t ya just love the effect of global warming y’all?
  • And let’s discuss the mess that was the subway system yesterday….
  • Police make arrest in Newark killings Four young adults were shot execution style this past weekend in a schoolyard in Newark, NJ. Officers had been on the search for suspects and clues all week. Cops have arrested a 15 year old involved and are still looking for a 31 year old man believed to be linked to the shooting. Officials are also saying there could be others involved in this brutal attack.

    And for those of you who do not reside in the Tri-State area, I have some news for you as well. Here we go……

  • Breaking News - Lindsay Lohan has bad parents. I love how we needed this confirmed by an ex bodyguard of the starlet. I was telling the same stories awhile ago and I just grew up in the same town as this chick. (More on the Lohan debacle tomorrow)

  • Common hit’s number one on the Billboard charts with "Finding Forever". This is the hip hop artist’s first time at the number one slot. Korn, somehow, received the number two spot with their “Untitled” album.
  • Dreamworks this close to hitting $1 Billion in box office sales The studio run by Steven Spielberg, David Katzenberg & David Geffen is leading in market share and has been responsible for some of this year’s biggest box office draws, such as "Norbit,", "Blades of Glory," "Disturbia", "Transformers” & Shrek the Third
  • KFed files for sole custody of the tater tots. Apparently, even K Fed knows Britney Spears is being a bad mommy. Federline is using her recent nightly club outings and other irrational behavior as ammo in his custody case. I never thought I would say this, but these kids would be much better off with this numbskull.
  • Scary Spice wastes no time Melanie Brown was married apparently to one of the Belafontes in June of this year. The news became public the same day Brown was expected to sit with Larry King Live and discuss her child with Eddie Murphy. Dang, Murphy is is marrying a gold digger and Brown is already married. I really believe what those two had was super special.

  • Mr. Big is back Chris Noth has signed on for the feature length “Sex and the City film. Geez when this movie is actually made these chicks will really by Golden Girls.
  • This woman really wanted to hear "good job dawg!"
  • Entertainment Weekly discusses 20 top endings of our favorite movies. Do you agree???

    Later today, Spielster will present its reality recap and with that be discussing the vile new season of The Real World:Sidney. To give you a prime example of the douchebagery to be discussed, check out the trailer:

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2007

    While you were trying to get to work this morning New Yorkers.....

    I am just going to say it…It’s days like today where I dream of being stuck in traffic in my own car for two hours. This morning was one of my top three worst commutes ever in the city. We here in NY and some areas of Jersey had one hell of a rainstorm hit us overnight and it literally tore shit up. Almost all of the subways are still not running as they are literally bailing the tunnels out. Now usually the morning commute here could be annoying and jam packed with jerkwads, but today was special.

    Let’s preface that I had to wait for eleven subway trains this morning and then was forced to basically dry hump the four people who were definitely invading my personal space in the sardine style packed subway to only find out there was no trains to get me to my job and then about 25 blocks. And I had one of the easiest commutes in my office. It’s mornings like these that make me rethink living in this death trap. Don’t get me wrong – I heart this city and am truly a NYer to the bone, but after watching the LA based reality shows last night and the hectic morning – bumper to bumper traffic on a 405 doesn’t sound too bad to me.

    But enough with my kvetching, let’s get to the headlines…

  • Murder victim’s boyfriend confesses after attempting suicide Boitumelo McCallum’s decomposing body was found in her parent’s apartment in a NYU owned complex in Greenwich Village this past Sunday. Police had been looking for her boyfriend, Michael Cordero, in connection to the crime since Sunday. Cordero slit his wrists yesterday on the rooftop of a housing project and eventually found himself in police custody by last night. I hate to say it, but this an episode of Law & Order waiting to happen.
  • Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's home run record And everyone is still wondering if it was him or the drugs…
  • Wynonna Judd discusses her husband's arrest The singer discussed her husband’s addictions and his arrest for aggravated sexual assault on minors to “Ladies Home Journal” for their cover story. From the looks of it, this lady doesn’t seem to interested in dumping this perv.
  • Brian Grazer signs deal for FBI based drama on FXUber producer brings his strengths to FX, which in recent years has been producing some strong and edgy programming for a network cable station.

  • Kate Hudson and Dax Shepard caught making out If I hadn’t seen Idiocracy, I would be a bit more weirded out by this relationship. The two were found being all cute while vacationing with Hudson’s family in Canada.
  • All I have to say is Yuck!!!!!
  • Geez these two love getting press.. Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards head back to court for a new custody battle. And now these two idiots keep talking shit about each other to the gossip rags. Apparently Richards wanted Sheen’s semen for another spawn and instead of hitting up the hooker population of Hollywood for a used condom, she asked her ex-husband. Somehow I am not buying this story. I know she’s a nut, but she ain’t that crazy.
  • Unlike most men in Hollywood, Brett Ratner admits to receiving a blow job from a transvestite. I mean come on, who hasn’t?
  • Veronica Mars might show up on LOST TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello is reporting that Ms. Kristen Bell could be joining the LOST cast this upcoming February as a spunky, academic 20 something. So we can pretty much guarantee some more flash forwards in this upcoming season.

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