This week in We Sh*t You Not Corner, former president George W. Bush has stated that Kanye West’s “Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” rant at the Katrina benefit telethon was the “worst moment” he faced in his presidency. Really? Of all the tough moments, THAT’S the one?Ã‚Â Nice try, wars and economic collapse.
The former president taped an interview with Matt Lauer earlier this week to promote his hotly anticipated memoir, Decision Points. The controversial discussion is set to air next week, but EW.com is reportingÃ‚Â that Bush was devastated by Kanye’s comments. “He called me a racist ,” he explained, “And I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. It’s one thing to say, Ã¢â‚¬ËœI don’t appreciate the way he’s handled his business.’ It’s another thing to say, Ã¢â‚¬ËœThis man’s a racist.’ I resent it, it’s not true.”
Bush’s memoir apparently labels the incident the worst moment of his presidency. When Lauer asked if he still felt that way, Bush was adamant that the words did still sting. “Yes. My record was strong I felt when it came to race relations and giving people a chance. And it was a disgusting moment. I faced a lot of criticism as President. I didn’t like hearing people claim that I lied about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction or cut taxes to benefit the rich. But the suggestion that I was racist because of the response to Katrina represented an all-time low.”
Do you feel it’s odd that Bush labeled a moment where he was personally insulted as his leadership low point, instead of something that actually affected the country? Well, you’re probably not alone. Lauer warned Bush that he might catch some flack for the comment, to which the statesman characteristically replied, “Don’t care.”
OK, granted, it can’t feel good to get called a racist on national television. Especially if you’re in politics. But being a president has got to be a pretty tough job, with some mindblowingly difficult challenges. If any ex-president EVER says that the worst moment they had to face was some rapper calling him a bad name, then they either had the most boring administration in history, or they’re being a smidge sensitive. And even though whether or not it was his fault is up for debate, I think we can all agree that George W. Bush’s term in office was anything but a snooze.
Jeez, way to go Kanye. You spoiled the guy’s presidency. Things were going great, and you had to go hurricane on his parade. Bummer. We guess this makes the whole Taylor Swift thing seem not as bad, huh? Maybe Bush will write an angry song about Kanye. Or he’ll just have CIA agents put flaming bags of dog crap on his door every day for the rest of his life (they can do that, you know).
Dozens of almost forgotten B-listers turned out last night to pay tribute to the reason they’re still relevant. Dancing With The Stars celebrated it’s 200th episode last night with a party at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood, and all of your favorite hot-to-trot familiar faces were on hand!
Old alums John O’Hurley, Cheryl Burke, Stacy Keibler and newly-lipped Lisa Rinna strutted their dancing shoes across the red carpet, and current contestants Bristol Palin, Florence Henderson and Jennifer Grey were also in attendance. It’s amazing to think that only five years ago, seeing out-of-work actors tango and awkwardly force sexual chemistry on TV was just a dream. Now it puts the harsh reality in “reality television.”
Are you worried that Heidi Montag’s new music video won’t be slutty enough? Well don’t worry, because she’s doing her research to ensure that it will be a skanky supernova! “Going to Hustler strip club, want to pick up some tips for my music video Ill do that I am shooting next week,” our favorite bionic woman tweeted while in Las Vegas last Sunday.
After several months away from the spotlight, Heidi and professional mega-tool/husband Spencer Pratt surfaced this Halloween with the other terrifying creatures. In fact, the couple didn’t even feel the need to wear spooky costumes. Plastic surgery did the job just fine for Heidi, and Spencer is pretty scary as it is.
It seems like Heidi needs all the help she can get in order to launch her pop career off the ground. Her first album, Superficial, sold less than 700 copies in the first week of release. And we aren’t even sure how many of those were bought by Spencer. Maybe Heidi should cruise the strip for some singing tips after she hits up the Hustler Club. Cher’s still at Caesar’s Palace, right? Or at least she could catch an Elvis impersonator.
Do you like Beyonce’s songs, but find yourself unable to fully enjoy them unless they’re being performed by a seven-foot-one power center with a ridiculous free throw percentage? Then today is your lucky day, my crazy friends with weird musical fetishes!
Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neil channeled his alter-ego “Shaqueeta” while driving around the streets of Boston and rocked hard -and we mean HARD- to Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams.” The Celtics center lip-synced, fist-pumped, shook his bobbed wig and felt up his purple miniskirt clad body while a mysterious friend filmed the escapade.
Is this some kind of elaborate Celtics team hazing ritual? Is it Halloween related? Or is Shaq just letting his inner-diva loose for a night on the town? Tell us what you think – Jay-Z was unavailable for comment.
After already conquering our ears and (we’ll admit it) our eyes, Taylor Swift is moving on to conquer our noses. We don’t know what T-Swift smells like, but we’re guessing she smells pretty good, right? Good enough that other people might want to smell like her too. Enter the folks at Elizabeth Arden to make your fantasy come true! The beauty giant has just announced that they are developing Taylor Swift’s own fragrance line, which will hit shelves next fall.
Now we know Eau de Taylor probably won’t smell like Miss Swift herself. But she is taking a very hands-on role in making sure her scent is personalized. “I have always loved how fragrance can shape a memory,” she said in a press release, “and the way certain scents remind you of events and people that are imprinted in your thoughts. Lately I’ve been having fun experimenting with combining some of my favorite scents, so I’m really excited about working with Elizabeth Arden to develop my own unique fragrance.”
Halloween ain’t just for kids anymore. Celebs stepped out over the weekend in outfits that were equal parts scary and sexy. Kim Kardashian strutted her stuff as a Bavarian looking Red Riding Hood. Did she pick it up at Oktoberfest along with her dirndl? Coco and her Great Pumpkins hit the town as a (plastic surgeon’s?) nurse, and Snooki rocked it as…Queen of the Pickles?
Okay, we’ll be honest: we don’t know what a lot of these outfits are supposed to be. But that’s the magic of Halloween! Ã‚Â We don’t have to! It’s the one night of the year where it’s not slutty, it’s a costume! Tights, lots of skin, and body glitter: it ain’t just for skanks anymore.
Check out the gallery below to see the best Halloween hotness of 2010!
The first rule in journalism: always consider your source. In case the cupcake bras didn’t give it away, we can now say for certain thatÃ‚Â Katy Perry is a beast in the sack. How do we know? Because we’ve been told by noted Katy Perry expert, Katy Perry.
“Like Ludacris rapped, ‘I’m a lady in the street and a freak in the bed,’” the new Mrs. Russell Brand told Now Magazine. “I can’t rate myself, but if you ask Russell I’m sure he’d give me a ten out of ten.” *Tooooooooot toooooooooooot* Sorry, that’s just the sound of Katy Perry’s horn.
But Russell would be a good one to judge, as the comedian has an award winning sex life. Really. He was voted Britain’s Shagger of the Year three years running back in 2006, 2007, and 2008. It looks like he gave up the crown after he met Katy at the 2009 VMA’s. Aww, the sacrifices he made for love/sex. Spoiler alert:Ã‚Â the couple married last weekend.
Despite his sordid past, Katy isn’t worried about her new husband returning to his wild ways. “He’s made no secret of what his life was like before me, but that’s then and this is the future. He’s cheated in the past but he knows how good he has it with me and I know he’d never do anything to jeopardize that. I trust him 100 percent.”
Twi-Star Ashley Greene and Jo-Bro Joe Jonas are a match made in million-dollar-franchise heaven. But there’s one person who isn’t all for it: Joe’s mom, Denise. According to a friend of the family, Mrs. Jonas is a little uneasy with how fast their relationship has moved in the last five months. Just recently Joe flew to Baton Rouge to visit Ashley on the set of Breaking Dawn. Ashley has been following Joe on his cross-country tour, and this week traveled all the way to Columbia to meet up with him.
Sure Joe’s a bit of a “man about town,” famously stepping out with wholesome-seeming sweeties like Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and Camilla Belle. But a source tells HollywoodLife.com that Ashley is different. “Normally he’s the one calling the shots, but now Ashley’s the one leading the relationship. She’s edgier and older than Joe’s other girlfriends and his mom isn’t thrilled about the situation.” Well, she’s certainly “edgier.” It’s hard to imagine Taylor Swift hitting up a sex shop (no offense, T-Swift).
“She’s trying to give Ashley a shot,” the insider continues, “But things are a little strained.” Awww, poor Mrs. Jonas. Her little boy is growing up. But there comes a time in every young man’s life where he runs off to Louisiana with a vampiress. Let’s hope she comes around.
Has your flight been delayed? Did the airline lose your baggage again? Was that security guard just a little too friendly with their frisking? Don’t worry, because Taylor Swift ishere to make everything all better! The songbird surprised weary travelers at New York’s Kennedy International Airport this afternoon with a surprise performance at the Jet Blue terminal.
She reportedly performed tracks from her new album Speak Now on a silver speckled guitar. But that was just the warmup for her the main event: an in-flight performance across the country on a chartered Jet Blue flight! First that renegade flight attendant dude, and now Taylor Swift? Jet Blue, you’re getting too hip for your own good. Soon we’ll all be expecting pop stars with our complimentary peanuts.