Michael Jackson‘s reputation for questionable relationships continues. No, he’s not sharing his bed with children anymore, but The Mirror is reporting that the 50-year-old pop star was recently seen out and about with Pamela Anderson in Malibu on a series of arranged dates. For their first date, a source says: “They arrived separately at the Shutters Hotel on Malibu Beach so no one would suspect anything.” To that we say, pretty sure no one would have suspected that these two would have become an item. They met for a second date at Country Mart in Malibu. On the surface it seems that Michael doesn’t fit Pam’s type, but when you think about it, maybe he does. Musician with a sketchy sexual history … sounds about right. While we’re not actually sure all their parts even fit together or that they attempted to fit them together (maybe they’re just comparing plastic surgeries?), at least we know they’ll be safe since Michael always wears a glove. [Photo: FilmMagic]
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This week the New Yorker profiled Alec Baldwin. For nine pages. Yet the best lines of the article (and this is even with our ginormous crush on Alec Baldwin), come from his younger brother Billy. No, not the one from Celebrity Rehab, that’s Daniel. No, not the Born-Again Christian, you’re thinking of Stephen. Billy. The one who was in Backdraft. And he’s pretty much fine with saying whatever he wants about his big brother.
Billy on why he and his brothers chose to follow in Alec’s acting footsteps: “I think he thinks we felt, ‘If that idiot can do it, I’ll give it a shot.’ And on some level that’s sort of true.”
Billy on the movie script Alec wrote for he and his brothers to star in: “Basically, it was: Daniel’s the outlaw; I’m the riverboat gambler who gets all the pussy, the shallow, good-looking sap; Stephen’s the village idiot; and he’s the fucking hero! He’s the one who saves the day at the end; he’s the Clint Eastwood. If you’re looking for how my brother thinks about his brothers, and how he always felt about his brothers, that’s it. That ‘s the movie he wanted to make with his brothers.”
Billy on Alec’s relationship to Kim Basinger: “Alec’s friends, family members, people in Hollywood had been asking, basically, ‘Should we do an intervention?’ [To extract him from the relationship.] I wish he’d figured it out after three or four years, not ten.”
Billy on Alec’s outlook on life: “There’s always something for him to fucking whine about.”
Bitter riverboat gambler, party of one!
Great news, porn-lovers! CNN reported recently about “In-Private Browsing”, a new feature that’s part of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8. The feature is not new to web-surfers, Apple’s Safari browser also has the option to privately browse, commonly referred to as “porn mode” because it allows users to completely erase their browsing history after an internet session. What’s even better about the article (yes, it gets better than guiltlessly searching fuckaroo.org) is that you can turn it into a T-shirt. Finally, a one-stop shop for news and 100% Cotton Tees. All shirts are time-stamped for real CNN authenticity, too. As much as we love the “porn mode” shirt, the one we’re really holding out for is “Jesus’ image seen on wings of a moth“. Clothes are all about versatility and it’s about time someone combined casual comfort with late-breaking news.
Uh oh …first Whitney Port was asked to go bi-coastal for her job on The Hills and now Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are East-Coast bound, too. W magazine spills the beans that Speidi was spotted scoping out locations in New York City to open “an upscale sports lounge” where dudes can feel comfortable ordering for their ladies while simultaneously preparing to take over the world.
The pair settled on Murray Hill, otherwise known as Manhattan’s premier neigh-bro-hood, where recent white-hatted college grads and the trendoid gals who love them often settle. The spot, cleverly called The Hill, replaces Dip, an all-fondue restaurant, whose website isn’t even taken down yet. Though Dip no longer occupies the space, we’re sure it will still be cheesy.
Everyone’s favorite counter-wiping wisdom-dispenser from the original Beverly Hills, 90210 (ok, we can’t remember if he was a wise sage or not, but he was totally Brandon Walsh’s boss) Joe E. Tata, a.k.a. Nat from the Peach Pit, will be yet another original cast member returning to the new version of the show. But Tata has some input for the shows new producers. He wasn’t happy about his character’s backstory in the previous version of the show, so he has one nugget he wanted to put out there. Tata tells Details:
“I was the only person on the show that never got laid. Does that help? So therefore I don’t know Brenda, Kelly, or, you know, Tori or whatever. Pick one-whoever was there. I wanted to raise my hand during the press tour-put my hand up and ask a question. I was gonna say, ‘I want two questions answered: Am I really gonna run the Peach Pit? And do I get laid this time?'”
Bless him for both his honesty and his total dismissal of “Tori or whatever”. Hee! If 16-year-olds can give and receive blowjobs on the new show, we don’t see why they shouldn’t run the entire gamut and let 72-year-old Tata touch some ta-tas. [Photo: FilmMagic]
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E! is reporting that David Duchovny has checked himself into a rehab facility for sex addiction. Duchovny stars in and won a Golden Globe for his acting in Californication, a Showtime series coincidentally about a writer whose sex life is out of control. It makes you wonder about his casting on the series, which came first, the role or the addiction? Is he acting at all? Or perhaps the rehab’s just a bit of research for the role?
All signs seems to say that, unfortunately, the addiction is real. Interviews given by Duchovny and wife of 11 years, Tea Leoni, have mentioned and denied the rumor of his sex addiction. Leoni told Elle magazine in 1998: “David was accused of being a sex addict. Which I always found very exciting. And then I found out it wasn’t true.” [Photo: Getty Images]
Project Runway‘s Tim Gunn has a sixth sense when it comes to fashion, and to receive his sartorial advice is an honor … unless he deems you a disaster. While Gunn isn’t setting himself up to be a harsh critic like Mr. Blackwell and his famous worst-dressed list, he has been doling out his opinions to anyone who asks lately.
When asked to compare and contrast potential First Ladies, Gunn tells Us magazine: “No contest, Michelle [Obama]. She epitomizes class and American style. She looks approachable. [Cindy McCain] on the other hand — with her button-down suits and blouses — looks like she’s duct-taped. Her fashion is a metaphor for her personality.”
On Katie Holmes recent outbreak of boyfriend-jean-itis (the pegged look we all rocked in sixth grade): “I have to say, Katie Holmes has become so much more sophisticated in so many ways, but I think she’s in a dip right now. I can’t explain it. She ascended from this tomboyish waif look to an incredible sexy sophisticate. We realize how much style she’s capable of. I don’t get it.”
And expounding on Hannah Montana herself, Gunn says: “(Miley Cyrus) is just a little too tarty, forgive me. I don’t want her to look like she’s going into a convent school, but it’s just a little too much for a 15-year-old. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear she was 25.”
Thank God we have Tim around to say what we’re all thinking. As a bonus, he also tells OK! a juicy tidbit about Runway and one of it’s more entertaining contestants this season, grommet-pounding leather-lover, Stella: “We have Stella and her ‘leatha.’ She’s got to get away from that, and she’s constantly defending, ‘That’s what I do.’ Then you’re nothing but a one-note. You better get prepared to pack your bags.” [Photo: Getty Images]
So this Lindsay Lohan-Michael Lohan-Samantha Ronson feud thing. Yesterday, the story was that Ronson was writing a tell-all book about her life with Lindsay, Papa Lohan threw a hissy fit and talked about how Sam was using his kid, and Lindsay rebutted by telling him to butt out. We’re all caught up, right? Not quite. Ronson posted her side of the story on her MySpace blog last night to clear things up once and for all, unless Papa gets ants in his pants again and feels the need to make another public statement. In her post she denies that there will ever be a book — sort of a relief anyway (let’s leave the writing to the English majors):
“i really don’t want to say anything because i feel like he wins- he, being the man who is so desperate for attention that he goes to the media whenever possible- i know i am being used, i am just a pawn- easy to sacrifice in order to feed his addiction. I was angry when i first read his attack on me, but- for me- i believe that actions speak louder than words… so now i just pity him- i am not standing in his way- i am not the reason that he has no contact with his daughter- he is- his need to throw a tantrum for the whole world to hear is- i am not going to go into a play by play defense- i feel no need to publicly defend my role in lindsay’s life- i’m just sorry that she likes me more than him.”
p.s. i’m not the one that is so lost that i need to use my relationship with lindsay to earn a living…. i am, always will and always have been here for her for her- not for anything else….so I think it’s safe to say that there is not now and never will be a tell all….. written by me….. when does your book come out mr. lohan?”
It’s funny, the more the press pays attention to Ronson, the more awesome she seems. Too bad the same can’t be said about Mr. Lohan. [Photo: WireImage]
Remember how sacred Donna Martin’s virginity was on the original Beverly Hills, 90210? Turns out, stuff like that isn’t really an issue to the new generation of high schoolers in the famous West Beverly zipcode. Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth spoke to EW this week and discussed one way the show has evolved since their days fighting over Dylan McKay.
Garth (on her role as a guidance counselor): “When [they] told me some of the things they were doing, I was like, ‘Whoa. That is not 90210, people.’ They were trying to educate me [about] how teens are in high school today. It was so shocking to me that I thought I should bring a positive spin somehow. Of course, I have yet to guide or counsel anyone.”
Doherty: “I think they must have told you the same things they told me. … All I know is there’s a girl giving a guy a blow job in the first episode.”
Garth: “When they told me that, I thought, Aaron Spelling is rolling over in his grave right now.”
As if he wasn’t already rolling over from Tori and Dean: Inn Love. Gossip Girl West, er, 90210 is set to premiere on September 2. [Photo: FilmMagic, WireImage]
Saturday Night Live continues its sometimes-awkward tradition of allowing non-actors to host the show when Michael Phelps (pictured on NBC’s Today Show) takes over hosting duties for the September 13 season premiere. So … a coupla sketches about his 10,000 calorie breakfasts and testosterone-filled fist pumping and we can call it a day.
Phelps seems nice enough, but these athlete-hosting gigs usually aren’t the greatest — in recent years, LeBron James and Jonny Moseley have also hosted with less than amazing results. Then again, every time Robert De Niro visits, you’d think he’d be great but it’s a cringefest. Maybe Phelps will reveal himself to be a gifted comedian and prove to the world there’s nothing he can’t do. The premiere of the show will also feature the debut of a new cast member, New York local favorite, Bobby Moynihan. [Photo: Getty Images Sport]