Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The final countdown...

I know that everyone is losing their shit over the virtual dead heat Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in for the Democratic nod, but let's not forget who is STILL our President. This being the final year in the longest 8 years America might have ever had, I would like to celebrate my personal favorite moments of the presidency of George Bush. No no, I am not going for the easy ones like failing a nation while reading "My Pet Goat" or asking about a steak dinner upon arrival to Hurrican torn New Orleans. I am thinking about the little glistening gems that really showed me how Bush thought.

This is too good to be true...

Did L. Ron Hubbard steal the idea and basic breakdown of Scientology from a German? Sources have found a German book, Scientologie, which was published in 1934. Hubbard was known to have read the book.

According to, the book is not only incredibly similar to that of Scientology and its basic principles, but it also has the same breakdown for teaching and disseminating the information. Ironically, the German government has never taken a shine to the religion, considering the beliefs and the way they are taught to be too similar to Nazi beliefs. Please check out the site to see the breakdown of the book and make your own comparison.

I am very glad this was brought to my attention today, since we will be wrapping up our CSI and the Wrath of Cruise series today.


Via Boing Boing

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Perez Hilton + Warner Music

Ok, I really don’t like to slam the whole blog movement, because one day I wouldn’t mind it helping out this old gal, but this just too much. NY Times is reporting that Perez Hilton, aka Mario Lavandeira, is in talks with Warner Music for his own label. Yep, you heard right. While I give Perez credit for outing closeted actors and sucking Hollywood's ass to make himself a celebrity, this is way too much. See, the thing with his “predictions” is that they are usually submitted by the readers. It is not like Perez is scouring clubs all over the country for the next best things, which most A&R reps do. What he does is utilize his website, which garners an insane amount of traffic each day, to publicize acts that are on the verge of breaking big. And sure, his site gets so much traffic, which might have something to do with the level of self-promotions, that anything on his site is going to pick up traffic for themselves. But this is incredibly different then doing the A&R for a small imprint on a major label.

Just ask Ultragrrrl, aka Sarah Lewitinn, who actually had a large amount of experience breaking bands to mainstream, i.e. My Chemical Romance, before most adults in the record business heard of them. The original music blogger, who became a celebrity with her pocket dj books and stints on "I love the 90's", gathered so much attention for her predictions that Island/Def Jam Records gave her own imprint in 2005. But just last year, her small imprint, Stolen Transmission left Island/Def Jam Records, after record sales and promotions were weak. With hands on experience at music mags, like SPIN and channels, like VH1 and Fuse, if she couldn’t make it work with a major label, how can Perez?

Since details are yet to be confirmed on Perez’s deal, everything is alleged right now, but so far he is expected to get $100,000 a year, as well as bonuses and sales percentages on bands and artists that do extremely well. Hilton promotes shows in various major cities, has incredible hits on his site and now has a voice on VH1, so odds are any band that finds their way to his label will do well for the first few years. And now I am wondering will Perez be sharing any of this anticipated wealth with his contributors, the readers of his site? Odds are, not so much.

Let’s just hope we aren’t going to see a bunch of album covers with “jizz stains” all over it.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Jimmy Kimmel is Fucking Ben Affleck and other fun things from the weekend.

As a response to the Sarah Silverman and Matt Damon song they presented to Jimmy Kimmel earlier this year, Kimmel presented that he in fact was schtooping someone else as well. And that person happened to none other than Damon's partner in crime, Ben Affleck. The star studded anthem, think of "We are World", brought on super stars Brad Pitt, Robin Williams, Don Cheadle, Cameron Diaz and Harrison Ford to let Sarah and Matt know they aren't the only funnies in town. Apparently, Affleck will not be running for politics anytime soon. Check it out....

And this weekend was good for SNL as well with Tina Fey's return as a host and the first show since the WGA strike, SNL had its highest ratings in two years. The program, which was hysterical, marked a definite switch in the main performers and proved that Tina Fey is truly a force to be reckoned with. Here is her return to Weekend Update.

And the Oscars went to....

Tonight was a night that a few weeks ago, no one was sure would even happen. Hollywood, with ABC, celebrated the 80th Academy Awards. This year's Oscars was a pretty timely show, with all the big ones handed out closer to the end. While I hate the musical acts, it was nice to see something * not part of a Disney movie or a song Randy Newman wrote to win Best Original Song, which went to Once, an indie film. Jon Stewart did a real good job and the jokes were not too political nor too long - which always makes the audience happy. While the memoriam was touching, it did forget two people I think should have been remembered that way and that's Charles Nelson Reilly and Brad Renfro. The big winners were predictable and the color scheme seemed to be either red, black or creme for the ladies dresses.

The big awards went to the following:
Best motion picture of the year
* “No Country for Old Men” - Produced b Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Achievement in directing
* “No Country for Old Men" - Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Performance by an actor in a leading role
* Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
* Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men”
Performance by an actress in a leading role
* Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose”
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
* Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton”
Adapted screenplay
* “No Country for Old Men” - Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Original screenplay
* “Juno” - Written by Diablo Cody

You can view the complete list of the 2008 Oscar winners at the official site.

While the red carpet is usually known best for its fashion do's and don'ts, this year E! managed to capture something way more interesting. Ryan Seacrest was about to interview Laura Linney, a nominee tonight and Jennifer Garner, who was in nominated Juno when Gary Busey stopped by. Please check below for one of the most amusing things to happen to a nice celebrity in a long time.

Ironically, Ben Affleck was part of another little fun celebrity joke tonight. Anywhos, I am getting some sleep, but tomorrow check back for the fashion round up and find out who is "fucking Ben Affleck".


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Film Indepedent Spirit Awards

As always, the Spirit Awards was a light hearted affair, with a similar dinner/drink set up the Golden Globes has. The awards show is usually in a tent on the lovely Santa Monica beach and this year the production went all green. The usual indie mainstays were there an winning awards, like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cate Blanchett and new darling Ellen Page won for best Female lead. Here is the full list of theSpirit Awards 2008 winners.

This year had the same song medleys performed by randoms and a lot of movies that I will now run to see. It also set the stage for the "confirmation" of Angelina Jolie's pregnancy. The way to beautiful for words Jolie, who was nominated for her work in A Mighty Heart, came with her Robert Redford looking partner, Brad Pitt and her bun in the oven. Congrats to the couple.

Here are some more pics of the winners last night.

Friday, February 22, 2008


It's snowing here in NYC and I am stuck inside a big old building and having no fun. I would like to keep this short and simple, since I should get some work done before I leave for the weekend. As an update, the conclusion of the CSI and Wrath of Cruise will be posted next week, as well as our Oscar round up. I am very much excited for the Oscars and Spirit Awards this weekend and hope No Country kicks Juno's ass!

So let's get to some business:

  • +Jennifer Lopez finally popped! Lopez and Marc Anthony welcomed their boy and girl twins at North Shore on Long Island, early this morning. Congrats!

  • + Tori Spelling has a biography coming out. Luke Perry called her a pet names, like camel, Shannen Doherty was the original Lohan and Jennie Garth was a bitch, sometimes. Things I all knew before the book. I will still read it though.

  • + American Idol saw it's first losers last night. Out of the girls, Amy and Joanne, who were both forgettable on Wednesday were sent home. I could care less about the guys because I am pretty sure its a ladies year this go around.

  • + William Bratton, an chief of police in the LAPD has stopped a "Britney" bill from going forward with more stringent barriers on paparazzi. He recommended people like Britney stay home if they don't want to be bombarded by paps. While I agree with and his very succinct assessment, check the link above, the paps still go way too far sometimes.

  • + When it rains, it pours. Another thing I am excited about this weekend is Tina Fey hosting Saturday Night Live. I love her and I can't wait to see what they do about "Weekend Update".

  • + Fun little games/cures for boredom:Choose your favorite Saturday Night Live performer and then Guess the Best Picture winners of past and then spend some timevoting on your favorite cast members of the "Real World" for the upcoming awards show.

  • +They are making Monopoly into a movie? And remaking Clue? Uhhh..WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • +
    The Liberty State Festival lineup was announced and other than Radiohead and Animal Collective - YAWN. Can someone tell me what the hell is going on with this Jack Johnson nonsense?

  • + And finally an extended trailer of the "Sex and the City" movie is out there for all of us fans. Big might leave Carrie, Charlotte will be pregnant and Steve might have cheated on Miranda. I hate when trailers show everything.

    What do all of you SATC fans think???


  • Thursday, February 21, 2008

    People Are Dumb...

    Take this photo as an example. Dude got implants put into his tattoo's "chest". The busted within two months of having them. He is dumb!


    So I found myself watching American Idol last night, where the 12 female finalists competed to stay around to the 12 combined finalists. Surprisingly, I was actually impressed with the talent. While the song choices were poor and nerves(and dairy) were effected many of their voices, I think this is the first time in a while I see promise, commercial and talent wise, from the performers. We find out which ones, as well as what men, are getting kicked out tonight. Here is a great wrap up blog, Idol Chatter at USA Today, which provides quite a full dicsussion on each contestant and forums for fans.
    And now lets get to the rest of today's news:

  • + John McCain is caught in a scandal. Well sort of...see apparently he was too friendly to a lobbyist during his original Presidential bid in 2000. And yes, his wife's hair is still pulled back to tightly.

  • +Apparently it's a girl for Minnie Driver. You might remember when I confirmed her pregnancy about two weeks ago.

  • + The BRIT awards happened last night... Mark Ronson played with a stilly messed up Amy Winehouse and other awards were given out.

  • + Nicole Kidman stops Botox for her unborn child... yet continues to inject her lips with shit. You are aging Nicole, this is what happens to humans - GET OVER IT!

  • +Edie Falco is coming to Showtime. She is set to play a nurse from NYC in an upcoming comedy for the network.

  • + Here is Johnny Knoxville injuring himself during the Evil Knievel tribute on MTV this weekend.

  • +And lastly, John Travolta and Zac Efron had a cyborg baby. No I am just joshing you, its really the computer morphing of the "perfect" man and woman. Star Magazine presented this morph of the most requested body parts in a survey put together by two Beverly Hills plastic surgeons. And apparently, people are still aware of John Stamos and want to have his hair.

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2008

    I'm a bad Molly Ringwald fan...

    Ironically, Sunday night, well technically Monday morning, I was singing the praises of Ms. Molly Ringwald during an 80's movie marathon at Hugs. The irony, if pulling from Alanis' logic, was that it was precisely the actresses 40th birthday.

    AS much as I love Ringwald, I am dreadful at remembering my own friends birthdays, let alone celebrities. The only ones I know are Keanu Reeves' and Jake Gyllenhaal's and I am sure you can guess why I know those two dates. Anyways, I would like to wish Happy belated Birthday to Molly Ringwald, my original Hollywood girl crush. Here she is typing away at what I can only assume was the first IM!


    Daily Rounds...

    It was nice to have off yesterday so I could catch up on my judge shows and increase my resentment towards Dr. Phil for being rich. NYC temperatures have been moving from 60 degrees to 30 degrees in a matter of hours and I am sick as shit of winter already. Homes, give me some spring or at least the Daily Rounds...

  • + Johnny Knoxville almost lost his balls while performing a stunt on an upcoming Evil Knievel tribute. Here are the bloody pants as proof to accident that lead the actor to a ripped urethra. The show airs on MTV this Saturday. Is it sad that I still find him sexy, even with a ripped open urethra?

  • + They have announced the next cast for "Dancing with the Stars". Steve Guttenberg, Priscilla Presley, Adam Carolla and Shannon Elizabeth head up the D-List group. Can you call someone a star when they are in the the 80th cast of D-List reality program?

  • + Terry Gilliam will not stop work on "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus". Production on the film was stopped after the accidental death of its star, Heath Ledger. According to reps fro Jude Law, Law, Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell will all step into Ledger's role to complete the film. No word on how the script will be rewritten to discuss the change.

  • + Pink and Carey Hart are divorcing.

  • + Seriously this girl needs to get her ass off TV and back into school. I'm thinking Mrs. Irwin would have a friend in Dina Lohan the way she is pimping out her kid.

  • + Martha Stewart now owns Emeril's ass. The home goods maven just bought out Emeril's product franchise.

  • Blind Items are fun for everyone...

    What do two recently rehabbing actresses and a Oscar nominee have in common? Their addictions. While Kirsten Dunst and Eva Mendes battle their addictions at Cirque Lodge in Utah, their one time partner in crime refuses to admit he has a problem. Mr. X is currently searching for other young ladies to partake in drug binges while his gal pals get the help they need. And with his family history of problems, its bizarre this guy hasn't stopped his silly ways.

    It was also rumored that Mr. X could have been the reason why Dunst broke up with Gyllenhaal, in addition to her hard partying ways. Dunst received treatment after being forewarned by friends that she could easily end up like Heath Ledger. I hope that Dunst and Mendes are on the track to recovery, but I also hope Mr. X seeks treatment as well.

    Monday, February 18, 2008

    Lohan "does" Monroe in New York Magazine

    Odds are by now that you have seen photos from the spread Lindsay Lohan did for this week's issue of New York Magazine. The starlet was given the opportunity to shoot with Bert Stern, whom took the original shoot with Marilyn Monroe, which turned out to be her last before her untimely death. Lohan was also interviewed for the shoot and discussed everything from her own struggle with drugs and alcohol, and the recent untimely death of actor Heath Ledger. while Lindsay remained certain that she would be come out victorious in the battle of her addictions, she was cautious not to sound to certain in the article.

    While Lindsay has nothing in the near future to promote with the shoot, she did say that being asked to recreate these pictures was a once in a lifetime opportunity too good to pass up. Obviously, from the picture, Ms. Lohan is attempting to remove herself from anything Disney or cookie cutter, as well as remain intriguing gossip fodder. And since the photo shoot was basically a nude Lindsay and some sheer fabric, it was an interesting choice to bring along her fourteen year old sister, Alli as her companion. I do hope that Lohan begins to move in the direction she needs to to have a successful career within Hollywood, but it does seem that her main objective right now is to stay in the public eye, as opposed to picking good projects. And for a girl who has battled addiction so obviously this year, it is an interesting turn of events to "embody" the original gossip star, whose long battle with sadness, unfulfilled love and addictions led to her ultimate demise. Whatever comes her way, these pictures are beautiful and I hope that her "love" for Marilyn remains just an aesthetic.

    Friday, February 15, 2008

    Songs that will not get out of my head...

    It's that time again. Here are the 5 songs that have swirled around in my head for the duration of the week. Some of them are old and some of them are super new, but all of them are great.

    Rogue Wave- Lake Michigan
    A great new band that I can't wait to see when they hit NYC in April.

    Love and Rockets - No New Tale to Tell
    Could be on of my favorite bands ever and anything that there were involved with before or after (i.e. Bauhaus and Tones on Tails).

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- Get Ready for Love
    One of the best smash it up and bang around songs EVER!!!

    Butthole Surfers - Hurdy Gurdy Man (Donovan Cover)
    First, let's just a little thank you to the original 120 Minutes, where MTV actually showcased indie and underground bands for a few hours. Second, this cover is amazing and one of my favorites from BS.

    Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kiss Them For Me
    One of the first songs that I heard when I was a kid that made me realize I did not want be just a normal girl. I am still very sad her show was sold out at Irving Plaza.

    Indiana Jones is back suckas....

    Here is the much talked about trailer for the 4th installment of the "Indiana Jones" saaga, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull".

    The movie doesn't debut in theaters until May 22nd, but there is already a huge viral marketing campaign, gearing this up to be the flick of the year. It has been almost 20 years since "The Last Crusade" was out and there is a lot riding on this picture for the original Spielster. The movie, which has Harrison Ford returning as Indiana, is also starring the new big man on campus, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett and the return of Karen Allen. I am very much excited for the this film, that seems to have been in development for years. I am assuming they just waited for the perfect sidekick who could continue the "Indiana Jones" tradition and LaBeouf could just be it.

    The movie has so much fanfare already that USA Networks USA Networks made a deal for the exclusive cable rights of "Glass Skull" and also included in the deal is the rights to the other three movies in the saga.

    Thursday, February 14, 2008

    Project Runway, The Road to the Final Three, Recap....

    Last nights episode was quite good and really interesting. It was refreshing to see the designers actually have more then 8 hours to complete an entire look. The fact that the pieces had to be inspired by a classic piece of art was a wonderful twist too and I think pretty much all of the designers brought their A-game. Coming into the challenge, I was almost one hundred percent sure that Jillian and Christian were going to the Final three to show in Bryant Park, so the competition was really between Chris, Romi and Sweet P.

    The challenge, to find inspiration in the MET and create a "look" based on that inspiration was great because it meant the designers really had a chance to go all out before the final three were picked. I liked everyone's inspiration, except for Romi's. I just thought it was very silly to pick something solely known for its draping when all season long Nina has been bitching at you about the draping. (SIDE BAR: Romi's draping is MUCH MORE interesting and at least leans towards different looks, as opposed to Uli's dress that she made 10 times in different colors, so I'm not sure why they keep bitching.) Christian picked this matador looking portrait from Spain in the 1800's, Chris picked a portrait of 18th century noble woman, Sweet P picked this great portrait of a peacock, Jillian picked this detailed Argonauts painting and Romi went with the Aphrodite statue. Right away, Christian brought it and surprisingly, so did Chris.

    Romi did a beautiful Grecian inspired sleeveless tube dress, but again enough with the draping. Jillian put together this very rock 'n roll gold lame dress, with Greek/Roman feeling to it, with this adorable trimmed military inspired coat. That outfit would have easily been rocked by the likes Kirsten Dunst or Karen O. Sweet P. unfortunately used the color pallet of her peacock portrait, but did not bring the feel of a peacock to her dress and I was not a fan. In front of the panel, with guest judge Roberto Cavalli, it was decided Sweet P. was great at designing commercial day dresses, but she wasn't really ever able to go further than that. So she was Auf'd. Christian won, naturally, and Jillian came in a very close second. It was then between Romi and Chris, but because the judges couldn't decide and they wanted to make the finale a bit more exciting, they decided to switch things up a bit this year.

    They have both Romi and Chris creating a collection, but technically only one of them will actually be able to show their stuff at Bryant Park. Actually, all five designers created a collection and showed in Byrant Park during last week's FASHION WEEK here in NYC, to not ruin the element of surprise on the show. I am pretty sure Romi will pull it out in the end (haha), but I am so excited how far Chris came after his HUGE comeback. Next week's episode is a reunion show, where everyone rags on everyone, which will probably all be about Ricky's crying and Victorya being a lame biotch. Oh and Kevin and Kit leaving way too early. I am super excited about the finale, with guest judge Victoria Beckham, but I will not even look at the pictures on the web and there are many.

    If you want to check out all that is Project Runway or vote on who you think is going to win on March 5th, check out Blogging Project Runway.


    To celebrate the day of love, or self loathing, I wanted to post one of my favorite movie scenes ever!!! On this day that either cause a breakdown or some hot sweaty sexy time with the one you love/like/lust, there is nothing better than watching a geeky teen girl get her man. Especially when said man is Jake Ryan....


    Good Morning from Jane Fonda

    First, I want to say I love Jane Fonda. I think she is a strong woman, much stronger then she was during the Vietnam era and is true example of how feminism should be. And let's face it this bitch is pushing 70 and she is still slamming. This morning, she stopped by the "Today" Show, with Vagina Monologues creator Eve Ensler to discuss the tenth anniversary of V-Day and she managed to say the word "cunt". Not in a "FUCK you Meredith Viera, you damn cunt!" way, but she did say it. I might have preferred the mean reference, but here it is in all its glory.

    Watch it here:

    Wednesday, February 13, 2008


    Dang its a slow day in the pop culture news. You can see that from the amount of posts on Susan Lucci today. Anyways, I did not get a chance to watch the Bad Girls Club, Nip/Tuck or Millionaire Matchmaker last night, which makes me mad. Bad DVR!!!! Starting Monday, we will be doing a little daily feature on the goods to watch on TV. If you are a fan of something, please let me know!!!!!
    Anywhos..Let's get to it....

  • + A beagle wins for the first time ever at The Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York yesterday. The 3 year old Uno was barking up a storm, but that didn't stop the judges from deeming him the Best in Show, a first time for the Beagle breed.

  • + Dita Von Teese caught canoodling with A.J. McClean. Man this bitch has weird taste. I can't believe she hasn't had her way with Dave Navarro yet.

  • + Gary Coleman was secretly wed in August of last year. And apparently he is already being abusive to his giant wife.

  • + Mark Ronson is now an American citizen. He said his need to vote in the Presidential election made him do it.

  • + Susan Lucci finally figures a way to come back from the dead on "All My Children". No actually, they debuted a wax figure of the non aging soap star at the Madam Tusaud's in NYC yesterday. Erica Kane will forever remain the daytime queen.

  • + Amy Winehouse cleans up and finds herself a new Blake. The singer has been seen all over London with Blake Wood, a photographer and Osbourne family friend. He is supposedly a positive influence on Winehouse, since Wood is a vegan, who does not partake in drinking or drugs. Hopefully, she can get herself clean enough to continue to make beautiful music.

  • + And finally, Will Farrell knows how to promote a movie. The comedian joined Heidi Klum in a photo shoot for the Sports Illustrated 2008 Swimsuit edition to promote his upcoming basketball satire,Semi-Pro. I love Farrell and will be seeing this movie as soon as it comes out. And seriously, can Heidi Klum get any prettier????
    Speaking of Heidi, we will be dishing after tonight's episode on the final contestants on Project Runway, even though all of their fashions are all over the internet since their Bryant Park Runway show last week. I am a stickler about spoilers, so I will not put up any here, but I can't wait to see who gets in!!!!!!


  • Official: The Writer's Strike is Over!!!!!!

    Yesterday, the The Writers Guild voted to end the strike and a whopping 92.5% agreed to an end. The 100 day strike has come to and end and it left some damage in its wake. The Hollywood & Los Angeles communities were reported to have lost 2 Billion dollars in revenue over the course of the strike and this includes all of those who would work on the production of TV or Movies.

    AMPTP released a statement thanking the WGA for coming back to work and stated that the last rounds of negotiations is what pushed the WGA to end the strike. CBS' Leslie Moonves and News Corp.'s Peter Chernin are being credited with the initiation of the informal negotiations that began the conversation again between the WGA and AMPTP in January.

    All I can say is THANK THE LORD!!! Now get back in your writers' rooms and turn this shit out. While many shows are still figuring out the next step, Saturday Night Live has confirmed their first new show will be broadcast on February 23rd. No guest has been named. I for one hope it will be Micheal Cera, since he missed out on his chance last November when the strike began. UPDATE: Tina Fey is confirmed to be the host on the Februaty 23rd SNL show, the first new one since November.


    Tuesday, February 12, 2008


    Oh where do I begin….With the WGA strike still not confirmed over, H’wood is a bit quiet and the blogs have resorted to posting Lohan shopping pictures. I heart Lohan, I really do, but girl, either get someone who can professionally apply the orange spray tan so it doesn’t look like you fell on your face playing softball or just go au natural.

    Let’s get to it:

  • + W Magazine interviewed Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman about their personas, celebrity and their upcoming movie The Other Boleyn Girl. Natalie playes Anne Boleyn and Scarlett plays Mary, the two sister who fought for the heart of King Henry VIII, played by Eric Bana. Now if King Henry looked liked Bana then maybe I can begin to understand why woman didn’t mind having their heads chopped off over him. The movie looks like a snore fest and the article just reiterates what everything thinks – Johansson is a smug chick and Portman is intelligent and guarded. But Natalie sure looks pretty on that cover.

  • +People are going back to work, if they still have jobs.

  • + Nicolas Cage is suing Kathleen Turner for saying he stole a puppy and has fake chompers in her new biography. I love this Diva bitch and think Cage has always been a bit too big fro his britches, but I think we can all agree Nic that you got some fake teeth!

  • +Pop Candy discusses today’s DVD releases. Gone Baby Gone, the acclaimed directorial debut of Ben Affleck and the new Amy Heckerling movie, “I Could Never Be Your Woman”, are two that stand out from the rest of the list. “Woman”, starting Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd never hit movie screens and became a straight to DVD flick. Read more about the whole story and the production woes for the Heckerling flick at Entertainment

  • + Baron Hilton, Paris’s little brother was popped for DUI this morning in Los Angeles. He is 18 and there were no drugs involved. He also ran over some gas attendant. Seriously, if I was a fucking trust fund baby or some heiress I would have people drive me everywhere. I would also probably have a drinking problem, but I would not have a drinking and driving problem.

  • + And finally some great news, Radiohead to release a "Greatest Hits" later this year in addition to their world tour. They will be hitting my town in the summer and here are some other places they are going to visit.. And rumor is the band will have one of my favorite bands, TV on the Radio, opening up for them on their east coast leg. Please let this be true!!!!!! The summer concert scene is already looking promising and its only February.

    Later today, The Spielster will be dishing on the new “Flavor of Love 3” season.


  • Fashion Show - Fashion Show - Fashion Show at Lunch....

    I am wearing an almost identical outfit today that Pam did when Kelly sang about a fashion show at lunch on “The Office" and it made me realize how much I miss my little Scranton crew. What’s funny about the whole thing is I was so dismissive of the show when the first season was on. It was so scattered and formulaic. It was also struggling to redo the British version, which is way too funny to ever try to attempt to do.

    The second season was magical and the sitcom really found its roots. With the true ensemble feel of the comedy, it has gotten better and better each year. I can’t wait for this strike to be over so I can finally find out what has been going on in my buddies lives. I spent a bit of my free time today during work, which unfortunately is a lot, perusing the NBC Office site. It has all the episodes online, deleted scenes and two-minute replays, so we can calm the Office addiction, for now. There was a cute little game, What Office Personality are you? to play on the site. Naturally, I was most like Pam. Check it out yourself. They also have motivational screen savers, behind the scenes photos and more! And before the strike is over, check out one of my favorite scenes from one of the best sitcoms EVER!!!!!

    Monday, February 11, 2008

    Daily Rounds...

    This weekend I got to unwind, enjoy some brunch at Enid’s, get my shopping on and hang with some friends and puppies. I also checked out the Liars at Warsaw, which was amazing.

    The lead singer Angus had messed up his back a bit before the tour started, so his 7 feet tall ass remained in a stool most of the time, but he did get up and rock out for a few songs. The Liars are a great band whose live shows are not to be missed. Injured and all, Angus and the crew brought the house down. No Ages opened and the jury is still out in my brain if I liked them or not. Their songs are a bit of a mish mash of electronic noise and Thermals style pop. For me, it was too much of a mish mash, especially since the songs seemed to all be two minutes long and the lyrics were really just a chorus, but most of the crowd really dug them. Anyways, let’s get to what happened over the weekend with the Daily Rounds….

  • + The WGA strike is over and writers will be returning to work this week. We know that the WGA has been discussing a deal over the weekend and taking a vote, but terms and agreements have not yet been discussed publicly. Not only is this nice for those out of work or deeply effected by the strike, but its nice for me too so I can finally watch a new episode of “The Office” again. This also means that the Oscars will be going off without a hitch, so I am assuming every designer is in a mad dash getting their shit ready. Hopefully, it was all worth it.

  • + The Grammys happened last night and here is the list of the winners. Ehh, I didn’t watch most of it because really I don’t care all that much. I LOVE music, but just not the Grammys. I did make a point to check out the Alicia Keys performance, since it was rumored Whitney Houston would be stopping by, but only John Mayer ended up coming out. Boo! Also, I watched Amy Winehouse’s performance and her acceptance speech for “Record of the Year”. Here is the performance….

    The singer looked frazzled and lost a bit during her intimate performance from a London club. She was forced to perform this way because the US would not grant her a visa in time. Winehouse looked in good spirits since she has just been in rehab for her addiction issues. It was a great moment watching her via satellite when she found out she won “Record of the Year”. Amy was too excited to talk right away and brought a family member to help her through her speech. Here is the moment…

    The show was just the beginning of the night and the AP did a roundup of the sights and soundsat the event and EW graded the performances.

  • + “JAWS” actor Roy Scheider died yesterday in Little Rock, AR. He was 75 years old. While the actor has been battling myeloma for the past few years, the cause of death was complications from a staph infection. Best known for his role in ”JAWS”, the movie that fast tracked his career and changed the model of the film industry all together, the actor became quite vocal of his opposition to the Iraq War in 2003 and has been working on increased spending on environmental causes. Our condolences go out to his friends and family.

  • + Amy Fisher is still one classy broad. Even after trying to kill a woman and stealing her husband and then sleeping with him like a billion years after the fact, Fisher still hates Mary Jo. I can’t say I blame her.

  • + Yikes! Elliot Mintz is a terrifying man!

  • + Speaking of foxy ladies from Merrick, Lindsay Lohan joins Annie Lennox for the Hear the World campaign. The group, along with Bryan Adams, Joss Stone and Harry Belafonte are trying to create awareness in the problem of hearing loss affecting the world. I guess this explains why Lohan was staying at Bryan Adams’ apartment a few years back, right?

  • + The The BAFTAs were handed out this weekend and the usual suspects were cleaning up. Can’t we concede to Daniel Day-Lewis already? I am glad that this season it does seem to have the quality outweighing the hip (i.e. “No Country” better beat “Juno” at the Oscars or else!) Here is the full list of the the winners of the British Academy Awards

  • + And finally, I have fallen in love with Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. The VH1 show follows celebrities such as Brigitte Nielsen, Chynna Doll and Shifty from “Crazytown” (I know these people are celebrities?) through the process of rehab. My personal favorite cast members are Jeff Conway and Shifrty. Here is a golden moment of Jeff’s. Please check out this show and understand the madness.


  • Friday, February 8, 2008

    This makes me sad.....

    I know being a child actor in Hollywood makes it rough to get serious work when you are older, but I had no idea it was this bad. Corey Haim is advertising for work now Haim took out an ad letting Hollywood know he was "back", which Defamer found through Variety. The actor who is back with his partner in crime, Corey Feldman for a second season on A&E, has been complaining that his past indulgences are keeping him from getting new jobs. Somehow he is the only ex-junkie who is finding it hard to get some work out there in LA. It might have been selling your teeth on Ebay thing that gives people reservations too.

    This makes me sad for the ten year old inside me who used to be head over heels in love with him. It also makes me wonder how much he is in need of money, if he can take out an ad like this. Either way, someone out there - ahem - VH1 or Kevin Smith - help a brother out!

    Thursday, February 7, 2008

    Vanity Fair takes on Hitchcock

    Earlier this week, The Spielster showed you Vanity Fair's cover for their annual Hollywood issue.

    Today, Mollygood presented us with the Hitchcock tribute VF shot with various actors and actresses. Most of it annoyed the shit out of me, like Seth Rogen as Cary Grant or the actual presence of Kiera Knightley. VF managed to hit the nail on the head a few times with Naomi Watts, Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron.

    CSI and the Wrath of Cruise, part 3

    Let’s jump back to John Travolta just a bit. John went through various stages in his full beliefs in Scientology. Before marrying Kelly Preston, he was interested in admitting his homosexuality to the public and moving in with his long term boyfriend. When Scientology discovered this, they sent him to various rehabilitation camps (yes I said camps) to remove his “tendencies” and negative influences. When this did not fully work, the church pushed him into marrying Preston, yet allowing his “indiscretions” to continue, as long as CSI spies were present during the “trips”. This could also be the factor behind Travolta’s constant “night owl” description of himself. CSI is still aware of Travolta’s tendencies today and fully cooperates with his trips. They have also helped John in keeping under wraps the disability of his son, since CSI does not believe in psychiatry of any kind and believes that disabilities can be removed, just like homosexuality from your “thetan”. When CSI realized that they would never be able to fully utilize Travolta as their spokesperson because of his sexual indiscretions and the media’s realization of the matters, they began searching for another golden boy within the Hollywood community.

    Tom Cruise in 1982 was not the star that we know now, nor was Hollywood completely convinced he was on that superstar track, with his average looks. The former wannabe priest moved to LA at age 18 to pursue his acting career and in the beginning, it might have been easy to get parts, but not the kind that make you infamous. After a few small parts in movies, Cruise landed the lead role in the risqué teen flick "Risky Business" in 1983, which put him on that ladder to stardom with his lip-syncing dance in his tightie whities. Cruise followed up the movie with a few other hits, but in 1986, he hit the jackpot with his role, Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, in "Top Gun"It’s been reported that Cruise originally passed up the film because his dyslexia as so bad at the time he could not follow the script. This is where Mimi Rogers, his girlfriend at the time. Now it is not completely evident if Rogers intent on her relationship with Cruise was to create the megastar for the church, but since she was a longtime member and well known “recruiter” in the industry, its not completely crazy to think there was an ulterior motive here. Rogers began teaching Tom the tenants of CSI, which he credits to “ridding” him of his dyslexia and allowing him to proceed with making “Top Gun”, which was the star maker of his career. Cruise also explains that the tenants of CSI were important to remove the damage done to his as young boy from his abusive father.

    What’s interesting is that Cruise has never gone into detail about the abuse, but does acknowledge it was damaging enough for his mother to remove herself and the children from his life. Rogers and Cruise’s relationship grew in that year and the couple was married in 1987. While the majority of information leading up to the marriage is not as easily accessed as his current relationship, we do know that CSI was incredibly enthusiastic to obtain the rising star as a member. Within the three years of their marriage, their “attempts” to have children were unsuccessful, which Cruise blamed the demise of their relationship. Rogers on the other hand said she became disillusioned with CSI, their pampering of stars and their tactics to increase membership. Rogers also knew that Cruise was not able to “perform” in the creation of a baby because he was not “very interested” in sex. Rogers decided to leave the church and asked Cruise to do the same. Tom was torn, since he had gained so much from CSI, in regards to his career, and his close relationship with CSI head, David Miscavige. Tom informed David about the situation and was urged to divorce Rogers immediately to save face and keep CSI out of the equation. Rogers at this point had left the church and became angry at the swill CSI was sending the press, such as Rogers “was too old to have children” and that she wasn’t a “true believer” of CSI ideals. CSI wanted the relationship to end so badly they paid for the entire divorce and forced Rogers to a measly settlement with Cruise, who while being married to her, began to command quite a paycheck.

    CSI, even though they had requested Rogers to scale back on her career in order to support Cruise during their marriage, was being blackmailed with her audit tapes to keep quiet about the real reasons the relationship ended and to stick with the settlement. While the demise of their relationship was occurring, Cruise was busy working on "Days of Thunder"where he met a young, up and coming actress Nicole Kidman.
    Miscavige knew though that the rumors of Cruise’s sexuality were flying through Hollywood’s inner circle and that gossip like that does not remain inside for very long, especially when its about a superstar like Cruise. CSI also realized that their soon to be poster boy would lose credibility if the rumors were not squashed. They began to research the young Hollywood actresses that could possibly work for Cruise to continue his “charade” when Kidman came to mind. Kidman was using “Days of Thunder” as her first big hurrah into the American movie industry and the audience, as well as Hollywood insiders, began to fall in love.

    And so “did” Cruise. While in my humble opinion, I believe Cruise did have some sort of feelings for Kidman, I do not believe they are of the true love kind. The couple began dating almost immediately after his divorce from Rogers and were married in Telluride, CO in the winter of 1990. While “insiders” were still able to keep Cruise’s real life under wraps, there were allegations that the marriage was part of a cover up, created by CSI, to hide Cruise’s homosexuality. It is believed that Kidman was approached during the beginning of their courtship, which was quite similar to the train wreck that was TomKat, by CSI and Cruise to discuss her options of marriage. Cruise immediately had Nicole getting involved in the CSI processes such as auditing, personality tests, beginner’s classes and other meetings. Kidman was cautious in the beginning but thought it could have a positive effect on her career, analytically. As a devout Catholic, Kidman was continuously promised that her religious beliefs would not conflict with that of the teachings of CSI and she could practice both simultaneously. Kidman signed a contract with CSI and Cruise upon their marriage stating that she would keep certain things about Cruise secret, as well as CSI secrets, and in return Cruise would help in propelling her career in Hollywood. Kidman quickly signed, but at the same time found herself truly falling in love with the charismatic actor. I am not sure if Kidman was in love with the real Cruise or the idea that he created for himself. Who knows, but within a few years of their relationship, CSI began getting antsy to have the couple “create” a family. While Cruise was again unable to deliver a child to Kidman, the couple adopted Isabella and Connor. Both children are believed to be kids born to Scientologists who were unable to care for them in the way this couple could. The lack of their “own” children was constantly blamed on Kidman’s “vanity” and quest to stay thin. While the relationship evolved, Kidman’s career blossomed. Her turn in Gus Van Sant’s "To Die For"let everyone know she was a great actress who would not have to ride the coat tails of her famous husband anymore. She won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for that part and it became the catapult to her successful career. Since both of their careers were on the fast track to bigger and better things, the press was becoming hungrier for gossip bits about the “perfect couple”.

    As time wore on and Kidman grew into her own, a distance began to show between the two of them, specifically in public. The couple had just wrapped a very grueling shooting schedule together on "Eyes Wide Shut", Stanley Kubrick’s last film before his death. "Eyes” forced the couple to play through an intense relationship, filled with lies and betrayal onscreen. Many insiders blamed the toll of filming on the change in the usually “lovey dovey” couple.

    At the same time, Cruise was filming the insanely wonderful (and one of my personal favorite films of all time) "Magnolia"Cruise was playing the part of Frank T.J. Mackey, a woman hating misogynist who created a brand on the “Respect the Cock!philosophy. The Paul Thomas Anderson movie, which focused on dysfunctional families in Los Angeles and their common bonds, infused with a little Bible rhetoric, forced Cruise to dig deeper into a role then ever before and it is still his finest performance to date. Combined with the fallout of "Eyes" and the effect of this role, Cruise began soul searching and decided it was time to be more honest with himself and wife. It was at this time that Tom found out Kidman was pregnant and was hurt since the child was presumably not his. Cruise informed his best friend Miscavige, who had begun to take a larger role in his everyday life, and David insisted on getting out the relationship immediately. Cruise filed for divorce from Kidman just shy of the ten year mark, which in California forces a couple to break up the ownership of all things, money and property 50/50. Kidman was stunned by this revelation and torn apart. She had just been nominated for an Academy Awardand should have been riding the high. Instead, she was dumped publicly and callously. Cruise found himself depressed and angered at the church and became disillusioned once again on his purpose in CSI. He just lost “the love of his life” and could face a real backlash from the public for his behavior.