Sometimes a remote control just isn’t good enough. A Wisconsin man shot his television Monday night in order to make the images of Bristol Palin’s awful dancing cease. We’ve all been there, haven’t we?
67-year-old Steven Cowan had settled in for a quiet night of watching Dancing With The Stars with his wife when Bristol Palin took to the stage. That’s when the evening took a turn. Her shoddy steps so enraged Steven that he reached for his shotgun and popped a few caps in his TV. And thus, a folk hero was born.
OK, we may have spoke too soon. Apparently the man then began wildly waving his gun around, causing his wife to flee the residence. Police were summoned and Steven barricaded himself in his home, leading to an all night standoff with a SWAT team. Finally the authorities were able to coax him out of the house, presumably in an elaborately choreographed song and dance number.
While being taken into custody, Steven was still fuming about young Palin’s poor dancing skills, and the fact that she was only on the show because of her famous mother.Ã‚Â Sources say Cowan suffers from bipolar disorder, and could face up to ten years in prison forÃ‚Â 2nd degree reckless endangerment. We hope he gets the help he needs, and than Bristol Palin never so much as Hokey Pokeys in public again.
Leighton Meester must have gotten tangled in the shower curtain on her way out of the tub last night. But it seems like she decided to roll with it and wear it to a New York gala. The Gossip Girl arrived at a Harry Winston gala in this cheeky barely-there lace number that would do fellow butt-barer Coco proud. But what would Blair Waldorf say!?
We’ve known for a long time that Carey Mulligan doesn’t need an education when it comes to looking amazing on the red carpet. The Brit beauty exploded onto the scene a little more than a year ago, and already she has snagged one of the most sought after parts in Hollywood: Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the classic The Great Gatsby. We think she’ll be the perfect Daisy to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Gatbsy, and for proof just check out her fantastic retro-tinged styles below!
It looks like the Anti-Speidi may have arrived.Ã‚Â Rumors have been floating around for weeks that Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift are dating, and nowÃ‚Â America’s favorite theoretical couple are reportedly spending the holidays together. But wait, there’s more: the duo are allegedly making plans to spend the New Year in Paris. Did they buy the rights to their relationship from Nicholas Sparks?
“Everyone is happy for Jake,” a friend told Hollywood Life. “He finally came out of his rut. He took the breakup with Reese [Witherspoon] very hard and it’s taken him a long time to get over it. He dated in between, but no one has put a smile on his face like Taylor. He’s really on cloud nine. He’s a changed person. No one has struck his heart like Taylor.”
Apparently the two possible lovebirds were set up by Jake’s sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal. “Maggie and Taylor met at a charity event. Maggie thought Taylor was such a sweet girl with a good head on her shoulders…She seemed extremely grounded and very mature for her age. So, Maggie thought sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be a great match for her brother.Ã‚Â They are really perfect for each other. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in awe of her.”
Sadly for Jake, T-Swift was nowhere in sight at a screening of his latest film, Love And Other Drugs last night in New York. So instead he had to settle for going with Anne Hathaway on his arm. Can’t win ‘em all, Jake. Oh wait, you just did. Check out the red carpet pics in the gallery below!
Wanna see a Speidi Sex Tape? No? Well that’s good, because you can’t. But the next best (or is it “worst?”) thing may be hitting back-room shelves very soon. Vivid Entertainment has reportedly approached Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag to direct their own line of pornographic videos. Which is good, because their own perfume line would just be too tasteful.
TMZ has obtained a letter sent to the couple from Steven Hirsch, the head of the adult film production company. Do you recognize that name? You should, because that’s the same brain pushing for a Kanye West-Taylor Swift inspired porn parody. Now he wants Spencer and Heidi to “explore [their] wildest fantasies” on film. This guy is on a roll. We’d shake his hand, but we don’t know where it’s been.
“We are offering you the chance to direct, as a couple, a series of explicit, XXX features for Vivid entitled Spencer and Heidi…Beyond Our Wildest Dreams,” he writes in the letter. “The fantasies will be yours…We believe that your ability to keep a relationship exciting and fresh-which you must surely bring to the bedroom…will yield an exciting new line of features as unexpected and as erotic as your fans know you to be.”
Dude, don’t be so fawning. If they’re as broke as they say, they’d probably do it for a couple bags of energy crystals. Besides, Speidi’s idea of keeping a relationship “exciting” seems so much more like “petty attention-grabbing trickery” to us. Sounds like these are going to be like skin flicks directed by N. Night Shyamalan. Whoa, crazy twist: she was a blowup doll all along!
No, that’s not a deleted verse from “Bad Romance.” Lady Gaga swung by her old friend Tricia Donegan’s Bikram Yoga Studio in New York City for some spiritual nourishment. Oh, and lots and lots of sweating. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Bikram Yoga is practiced in a room heated to more than 100 degrees! That explains their outfits, skimpy even by Gaga-standards.
Gaga reportedly used to attended Tricia’s classes while a student at NYU, and left her old instructor a note of thanks after her latest visit. “Tricia, Thank you so much for today,” wrote Momma Monster to Momma Yogini, “Lately I’ve been kicking ass in yoga, but I’m excited to embark on an even deeper journey with you. You are such an inspiration. I will be back soon. W more hydration + sleep. Yoga heals me + so do you. Love, Lady Gaga.”
We have to say, we’re impressed with Gaga’s yoga discipline! Bikram Yoga is a particularly intense form of the exercise, with some stricter classes forbidding movement to get a drink of water, or even just to wipe away sweat. But then again, if she can survive those Alexander McQueen heals, she can survive anything.
The Smith’s are probably the most talented family in showbiz. Daddy Will is one of the most bankable (and likable) box office stars in the world, Mamma Jada is a stylish actress and death metal singer (say wha!?) and kids Trey, Jayden and Willow have accomplished more before the age of twelve than entire generations of our family ever have or will.
So we’ve established that they kick major industry tush. But these pics from their family outing in the Bahamas make us wish we could be honorary Smiths for a day. The sun, the sand, the smiles, the sexy physique (talkin’ about Jada), the surfboard that isn’t floating away because we’ve wiped out and almost drowned; call us cynics, but this all just seems too good to be true! Clearly, these parents just DO understand. What is your secret, Smith Family? Show us the way!
We are pleased to present the metaphorical naked baby picture to end all metaphorical naked baby pictures! Long before she morphed into angst personified and then bitten by a radioactive raccoon, Taylor Momsen was…well, absolutely precious. And very handy around the kitchen, as evidenced by this 1997 Shake ‘n’ Bake commercial!
Is it just us, or does the fury with which the three-year-old Taylor shakes the bag give us a small hint of the pissed-off punk fury to come? Who’d have thought that every mother’s nightmare used to be mommy’s little helper! Will she ever find her way from wake ‘n’ bake back to the Shake ‘n’ Bake? Only time will tell. But for now, here’s a sound we never thought we’d make while writing about Taylor Momsen: “Awwwwwww!”
Listen up, students of witchcraft and wizardry! The only spell you need to know for style perfection is “Emma Watson!” For years the gorgeous wizard-in-training has spread her fashion magic across the red carpet. But who knows what’s next for this fashionista wiz-kid now that she’s finally graduated from Hogwarts with the rest of her Harry Potter friends. If her dazzling new ‘do is any indication, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store. Check out the twenty-year-old’s twenty hottest looks in the gallery below!
In a stunning display of cause and effect, Alexis and Colin Gosselin have reportedly been expelled from their private school for essentially imitating their parents, Jon and Kate. OK, technically a source told In Touch Weekly that the two six-year-olds “fought with their peers, called them nasty names and made fun of other kids.” So yeah, imitating their bitter and bickering parents,Ã‚Â who have been calling each other nasty and insulting names in the press for over a year. Now the two young offenders are to be home-schooled.Ã‚Â Somehow we’re not sure if more time in the house with Kate and the rest of theÃ‚Â reality show circus is going to help them better adjust to the world.
“The things they are saying are not words they should know,” the source continued. “They are learning them somewhere, but Jon doesn’t know where.” Perhaps they learned the words from the cameramen who have been following them around every moment of their cognizant existence. Apparently the children have “rage issues” connected with their time on TLC’s reality show,Ã‚Â Kate Plus 8. According to the insider,Ã‚Â “Collin had such bad issues that he refused to get his picture taken at school because he’s tired of being on-camera.” That is one of the saddest things we’ve ever heard. The kid is six, and he’s probably ready to take a swing at a paparazzo. Did you hear that?Ã‚Â It sounded like thousands of child psychologists across the country screaming “I TOLD YOU SO!”
This isn’t the first time one of the Gosselin children have acted out. According to reports, one of the sextuplet girls was expelled for two weeks last spring for hitting a classmate. And it will probably continue unless their situation changes.Ã‚Â Kids are smarter than we think, and no matter how hard the parents and handlers try to shield them from the chaos and fighting that is a part of their lives, they’re going to pick up on it. Hell, all they have to do is google themselves to get the latest chapter of their family battles. Children look to their parents to learn how people interact and get along. And if that respect isn’t there, well…their next series could be Kate and 8 Plus Probation Officer.