Posts By Liz Black

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Ozzy Osbourne Describes Life On Reality TV As “Terrifying”

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If there are two things Ozzy Osbourne is famous for, they’re his reality TV show on MTV and the fact that he bit the head off a live bat during a concert, and he addresses both in his upcoming autobiography. The funny thing is that while both situations were crazy, the one he describes as “terrifying” is actually the TV show.

In the new memoir, entitled “I Am Ozzy,” Osbourne candidly discusses the show that made him and his family uber-famous, saying “It was terrifying, man. The whole thing felt like Beatlemania on LSD. I was no longer famous for being a singer. I was famous for being that swearing bloke on the telly.”

An excerpt of the book is available on the Times Online website, where you can read about the bat-biting incident as well in gooey, bloody detail. Personally it was too gory for us to handle at such an early hour in the day.[Photo: GettyImages]

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Ambulance Called For Drunk David Hasselhoff

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David Hasselhoff’s 17-year-old daughter Hayley has seen way too much bad behavior from her father. In 2007, the teen filmed her father drunk off his ass and eating a hamburger off the bathroom floor and posted it online in an effort to shame him into giving up the sauce. That’s some tough love and we think it was pretty ballsy of her, but sadly, her dad hasn’t really cleaned up his act.

This weekend, Hayley had to witness more drunken antics from her dad and ended up calling her mother for help because The Hoff had been drinking excessively and had alcohol poisoning. Hayley called her mother Pamela, who in turn called the paramedics. Hasselhoff was admitted to an Encino, CA hospital and was released later in the day. We hope that David cleans up his act and becomes as mature as his daughter some day. [Photo: GettyImages]

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Gossip Break: “The Soup” Confirms That Jennifer Aniston Is A Spinster

  • Thank God for “The Soup,” for their definitive take on Jennifer Aniston, who is dying alone and man-less. [Buzzfeed]
  • A Muppets cover album? This could either be amazing or go horribly, horribly wrong. [Idolator]
  • Dear haters: Kelly Clarkson loves her bubble butt, so you can stop talking about it now. [PopEater]
  • “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane drops the F-bomb on the red carpet; Giuliana Rancic‘s virgin ears freak out. [SOW]
  • Put down your Dunkin’ Donuts, stop watchin’ the Pats for a sec and pause that Bernie and Phyl’s commercial, TomKat is in Boston! [PopSugar]
  • “Project Runway” fans – the Tim Gunn comic is finally here! [PITNB]
  • Courtney Love acts crazy, shocker, but this time while on a public toilet. [PageSix]

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Gossip Break: No Baby For Halle

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  • Halle Berry: Definitely not with child. [DListed]
  • Lake Lure, NC, the town where Dirty Dancing was filmed, is holding a memorial for Patrick Swayze this weekend. The Lift will not be forgotten. [PopEater]
  • Proving once again she can morph into any part, Cate Blanchett played the role of our Nana’s favorite afghan yesterday. [BWE]
  • The Answer: Wolf Blitzer. The Question: Who is a really bad “Celebrity Jeopardy” contestant? [Buzzfeed]
  • R.I.P. “Guiding Light.” Riiiiiiick! [ONTD]
  • Martha Stewart should work on her pup-side manner after criticizing Jessica Simpson for losing her dog. [NYPost]
  • Katherine Heigl might be annoying, but man is her new baby cute. [PITNB]

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Paula Abdul Declares Liza Minelli The Next American Idol

As we watched the VH1 Divas show broadcast from the Brooklyn Academy of Music and caught a whiff of the fact that Ms. Liza Minelli was in the audience, we almost peed our pants with excitement. While some of us from VH1 were live-blogging from the show, others  were watching from our homes in Brooklyn, a mere mile from Liza, one of our heroes — she was so close! Oh, and what’s that? Liza is actually going to appear onstage? With Paula Abdul? And accept Paula’s shoes as an award?! Yes, please. This delightful bit of crazytown had us on the edge of our seat — both Paula and Liza (“with a Z”) are seasoned performers but both have a dash of “the meds make me forget things” that made us worry they were veering off script. They saved it though in the end and we found Liza thrilling as always…even if she didn’t sing for us.

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Avril Lavigne And Deryck Whibley Are Divorcing

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When Avril Lavigne and Sum 41 vocalist Deryck Whibley got married, she was 21 and he was 25. Pretty young by Hollywood standards, but we had hope for the relationship – they had dated for years and she seemed to be the anti-Hollywood girl who might just make it last. Sadly, amid rumors of partying solo and spending long stretches apart, the couple has confirmed that they’re separating. On her personal website, Lavigne wrote “Deryck and I have been together for 6 and a half years. We have been friends since I was 17, started dating when I was 19, and married when I was 21. I am grateful for our time together, and I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship. I admire Deryck and have a great amount of respect for him. He is the most amazing person I know and I love him with all my heart. Deryck and I are separating and moving forward on a positive note.”

We wish them the best and we’re sure that Avril will find herself a new Sk8r Boi to rebound with soon. [Photo: Getty Images]

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Style Wars: Kelly Clarkson Vs. Miley Cyrus

M is for Miley, slit to the knee, K is for Kelly, grinning with glee. Here we have two young VH1 Divas dressed in black, but their looks could not be more different, with young Miley Cyrus doing the mullet dress (short in front, long in back) and Kelly Clarkson looking as amazing as she ever has in a mature, gorgeous black assymetrical number. These women are both playing up our assets and we can’t even find anything to snark about, they look perfect to us. Who looks better? You be the judge.

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Style Wars: Kathie Lee Vs. Kathy G.

It’s TV personality against TV personality, Kathie vs. Kathy. Both Kathie Lee Gifford and Kathy Griffin attended our Divas show and were visions in white. We’re actually impressed on a regular basis with how well-styled Kathy Griffin has become and we think this look is great on her. Kathie Lee looks about par for the course – dressing for the occasion in a getup our mom would like. Both are missing their best accessories, though: Kathie Lee needs more Hoda and Kathy needs assistants Tom and Tiffany to round things out. [Photos: Getty Images]

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Style Wars: Bethenny Frankel Vs. Kim Zolciak

Hm, it’s hard to decide if we prefer the Real Housewife from Atlanta or New York more here. (And by “prefer” we mean “are less offended by”.) In one corner, we have Bethenny Frankel representing the Diva’s hometown of New York, and in the other we have Kim Zolciak representing the ATL. While most other attendees opted for demure, these two definitely didn’t. Is Bethenny’s busy black and white look too much, or is it tame compared to Kim’s hot pink bubble dress?

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Who’s Replacing Who Now? Paula Spoofs Ellen On Divas!

Let’s discuss for a moment the similarities between Paula Abdul and Ellen Degeneres. They both love to dance. They’re both capable TV hosts, as Paula has made obvious tonight during her stint as the VH1 Divas emcee. And of course they are both members of the exclusive club known as the American Idol judges. But if you assume Ellen is the only funny one, we’d just like to point to this moment during Divas to say au contraire.

We love Paula even more for being able to laugh at herself and the entire Idol judges situation of late. Paula, dressed in a blazer and sneakers and dancing in true Ellen fashion, wished her successor the best of luck in the new gig and even offered up a sympathetic ear if Simon proves to be too much for her. Our fingers are crossed that Ellen dresses as Paula on her talk show tomorrow to continue the gag.