Three years after the release of Left Behind III: World At War, Kirk Cameron has made his grand return to the world of Christian cinema with Fireproof, the story of a fireman who discovers that keeping his marriage alive will be harder than conquering any inferno. Despite his popularity in fundamentalist circles, he was a peculiar choice for a faith-based romantic drama, as he refuses to kiss anyone other than his wife—even when he’s playing a role. Cameron explained on Today that the filmmakers got around his marital devotion by having Cameron’s wife Chelsea Noble replace actress Erin Bethea on stage, and filming the scene in silhouette.
Scandalist would like to thank the married actors of America who bravely smooch their co-stars despite the potential for infidelity and eternal damnation. We’re truly grateful that most movies and TV shows—from sex thrillers to family sitcoms—show lip-on-lip action rather than questionably shaped shadows. Sure, we’d all be a little closer to heaven if everyone acted like St. Kirk here. But the world be all the more boring for it.
Critics are mixed on the new HBO series True Blood, with its graphic sex, telepathic Southern waitresses, vampirism and graphic sex. But even if the show winds up another John From Cincinnati one-season what-was-that-about, the creators can take pride in bringing together cast members Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who allegedly became lovebirds while shooting the pilot. According to a source for Us magazine, the couple are “really cute together. Extremely in love and perfectly suited.” Yeah, a twenty-something Canadian raised in New Zealand who won an Oscar before puberty and a British TV actor ten years her senior with two children from a previous relationship. Perfect!
Nick Hogan will head home from the clink three months earlier than previously reported. His release date has been moved up to October 21st; he’s been locked up since May 9th. His sister Brooke Hogan had only this to say about the news: “Nick is getting out in 17 days. I don’t know where he’s going. He’s grown up and will decide on his own.”
How wonderfully vague. We’ll have to wait and see! [Us. Photo: GettyImages]
You know who has a lot of opinions about Victoria Beckham? Kelly Osbourne! Ozzy’s daughter was at the Marc Jacobs show where Posh revealed her new “pixie” do, and—judging from her interview with Heat magazine—spent a lot more time watching the Spice Girl (and alleged friend Jennifer Lopez) than what was on the runway.
I think she’s too skinny to have hair that short. To get away with that, you need to have something soft about your face. She looks too immaculate.
…I know it’s not my place to say, and I hope I’m wrong, but I’ve seen two people pretend to like each other more in my life. They were holding hands, but it looked like Victoria was holding a dirty bit of toilet paper. They were sat right next to each other but you could have sat a whole other person between them.
Do you believe the pair are pals? Check out the gallery and decide if Kelly knows what she’s talking about. [via AHN]
[Osbourne Photo: Wire Image]
Lynn Spears is all pissed off that everyone hated on her daughter Jamie-Lynn Spears when she knocked up at 16, and then turned around and heralded Bristol Palin (daughter of Alaskan gov and VP candidate Sarah Palin) for doing the same thing. Mama told Newsweek:
“It’s a totally different reaction. It’s as if [Sarah Palin] became celebrated. I mean, the mother, Palin, was celebrated for this. Every woman in the world has applauded her strength and her convictions and poor little old Jamie Lynn–you saw how she was crucified. Everybody did, firsthand … I just feel like it’s been a very hypocritical situation.”
Well for once, Lynn makes a good point. Both girls were unwed teens, both girls are engaged to their baby daddies. So what’s the difference? One word: BRITNEY. You have that albatross attached to your decent family name, and girl, you are f*cked. If Bristol Palin had some crazy ol’ sister with a buzzcut and breakdown addiction, she’d be bashed too. Just repeat this mantra, Blame Britney, and everything will be just fine!
Sad because you couldn’t dig up those Jamie-Lynn Spears breastfeeding pics on the web? We’ve got fifteen adorable shots of the underage star that are totally legal to look at for all you pervs out there. [Photo: FilmMagic]
When Roger Ebert wrote a Q&A promoting creationism for the Chicago Sun-Times, a lot of bloggers wondered if the popular critic had lost his marbles. Scandalist thought it sounded tongue in cheek based on his previous comments on the subject, but wondered why he would claim creationism “should be discussed in schools as an alternative to the theory of evolution” if he wasn’t actually pushing the cause. Now Ebert explains that he was teaching everyone a very important lesson about irony.
To sense the irony, you have to sense the invisible quotation marks. I suspect quotation marks may be growing imperceptible to us. We may be leaving an age of irony and entering an age of credulity. In a time of shortened attention spans and instant gratification, trained by web surfing and movies with an average shot length of seconds, we absorb rather than contemplate. We want to gobble all the food on the plate, instead of considering each bite. We accept rather than select.
Were there invisible quotation marks about my Creationism article? Of course there were. How could you be expected to see them? In a sense, I didn’t want you to. I wrote it straight. The quotation marks would have been supplied by the instincts of the ironic reader.
Ebert then goes on to reference Jonathan Swift‘s A Modest Proposal as historic precedent of his wit, suggest that his track record should have made his intent obvious, and bemoan the lack of critical thinking applied to his piece. “I expected better from evolutionists,” he says. Which actually says more about his raging self-regard than the gullibility of web denizens.
And if so, how does he reach her ass? Shouldn’t she hop off that stool and put her man on it instead? Verne Troyer is allegedly getting his tiny groove on with 22-year old model Dominique Arganese (pictured above), who hails from Montreal, Canada. The pair were spotted dining, drinking and making out all over Las Vegas together, which sounds like a way sexier show than Siegfried and Roy’s tiger party.
If this is in fact Verne’s new girl, it solidifies his rep not just as a player, but as a connoisseur pretty young things. His sex tape partner Renae Shrider is also 22 – do we see a small trend growing here?
Yep, that always works! The Lohans horrendous feud is playing out as publicly as possible (that’ll help your career Linds!) in the pages of the New York Post, much to our reading pleasure. In a desperate attempt to win his daughter’s love back, Michael Lohan is thoroughly and fiercely bashing her lover, Samantha Ronson. Apparently he’s learned all about parenting skills from Alec Baldwin and Jon Voight. His loving rant includes calling Sam “dark, hideous and a disgusting representation of humanity.” Wow, Mikey, WTF did she do to you? Not take your request for Len’s “Steal My Sunshine” at that party she was DJing one time? Get over it – your daughter is now sticking her nose is Sam’s pants as opposed to a pile of coke, and that is an awesome, awesome thing.
Lindsay’s response via email is another glorious example (alongside her MySpace blog) of why she should drop the acting gig and pick up the pen.
“My father obviously needs to be on medication to control his moods. He is out of line and his words show how much anger he has, and it’s dangerous and scary as it reminds me of how he treated my mother and I my whole childhood. He needs to be stopped. This is yet another reason why we aren’t speaking. I am in a great place in life. I have overcome a lot and have been able to learn how to enjoy and appreciate my life in every way possible. I’m proud of myself for being able to make a change in the past year and a half.
My past is behind me, and that’s final. There’s nothing more to be said. All the false accusations that people try to make are simply because there’s no story when things are calm and good. But they might as well let it go because their lies don’t affect me anymore. Samantha is not evil, I care for her very much and she’s a wonderful girl. She loves me, as I do her.”
Lindsay Lohan, FTW! [NYP. Image: WireImage]
‘America’s Next Top Model’ gets first transgendered contestant
WASHINGTON – As a little boy in the Washington suburbs, Darrell Walls liked to pretend to be Lil’ Kim or a Pink Power Ranger. He felt different – like a girl mistakenly born a boy. But Walls eventually embraced that difference and today is living true, as Isis King. Now 22, King is the first transgender contestant on “America’s Next Top Model,” the CW Television Network reality show hosted by super model Tyra Banks.
Ga. judge tells T.I. to pay more child support
ATLANTA – A judge on Tuesday ordered rapper T.I. to pay more child support to the mother of two of his children after she claimed he wasn’t providing enough money.
Princess Diana letters to be sold in London
LONDON – Several letters that Princess Diana wrote to her former nanny, including one comparing her own dancing skills to those of an elephant, will be auctioned in London next week, and they are expected to sell for thousands of dollars.
Nicole Kidman credits fertile water with pregnancy
SYDNEY, Australia – Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman said swimming in Australian Outback waterfalls may promote fertility and might have contributed to her unexpected pregnancy over the past year.
Yesterday, Rock of Love 2 resident and upcoming Charm School contestant Angelique (a.k.a. Frenchy) stopped by our office. On a press jaunt that included telling Howard Stern that she hadn’t had sex in eight months, the French-bred, Vegas-based stripper decided to remedy that when she came to our offices.
You see, our offices, in addition to being located at the crossroads of the world, contain some eye candy, in the form of resident ladies man Shawn Mahoney. Upon laying eyes on Mahoney, Angelique — in quick succession — asked for his number, told him she wanted to “f*ck” him, and promptly started sending him sexy texts. After sending 13 text messages in two hours, the buxom blonde switched to email. We’ve included the texts after the jump as well as hot photos of Angelique and a voicemail she left.
Submitted for your pleasure, please read the unedited raciness of a woman who wants to get laid.
Angelique: What s up? It’s Frennchy. U r so hot & sexy u need to come and see me in vegas
Shawn: For sure. Would love to, but I’m busy. But let’s see what’s up. How bout I text you tonight and you call me back and well talk about it;) talk to ya then
Angelique: I live in vegas hot stuff, I would love to f*ck you!! Ur sssso hot..grrrrr.