According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Sarah Palin wants to do a parody of Tina Fey‘s American Express ad, possibly for one of Saturday Night Live‘s upcoming Thursday “Weekend Update” specials. While some campaign workers don’t think this is really worth her time, the gov and her pals think she should strike back at the comedienne’s popular portrayal of her. Hey, could be the next Dan Quayle vs. Murphy Brown! That went well!
Every year, VH1 celebrates the vision, innovation and groove power of the seminal artists who helped make hip hop such a strong cultural force around the world, at the famed Hip Hop Honors. The show, which taped Thursday and airs tonight, was of course followed by some rockin’ after-parties.
The place to be after the taping of this year’s Hip Hop Honors show was the VH1 Save The Music after-party at Opera. A-list guests like honoree Too $hort munched on mini-burgers and pasta while the DJ spun, of course, hip-hop. Past honoree MC Lyte gave a surprise performance while the packed house of HHH honorees and attendees like Kid Rock and Michael Rapaport cheered her on. Upstairs in the exclusive VIP area, A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip spun tunes from the DJ booth inside a private roped-off area while photographers snapped away and Kid Rock kicked back after his HHH performance.
Later in the evening, the party continued at downtown hotspot 1 OAK, where HHH performer Eve held court at a private table near the DJ booth. Eve chatted up professional boxer Zab Judah, who arrived with an entourage of five. The singer, who gave a memorable performance at the HHH taping singing about Slick Rick‘s slice of pizza in his hit “Mona Lisa,” hung out sipping cocktails until about 3 a.m. Don’t miss Hip Hop Honors when it airs TONIGHT at 10 p.m. ET on VH1. As Eve told Scandalist, “The show was outta control.” [Getty Images]
Pam Anderson probably just forgot to bring a present to Hugh Hefner‘s birthday party, and the only gift she could think of giving last minute was her body. Hef was obviously fine with this – what else could he possible need, anyways? He has three girlfriends, a grotto, tons of pajamas and an empire worth millions. Naked Pam Anderson pushing around a giant cake sounds great! All of Hef’s soon to be ex-girlfriends approved the stunt, with Kendra calling it, ” the perfect surprise for him.” What did the girls gift him? Kendra reveals their special present, “We molded our body parts and gave it to him, and he ate them all.” 82 has never tasted so, er, delicious. [The Sun. Photo: Getty Images]
Radio’s favorite Fart Man, Howard Stern, wed his longtime girlfriend, super-hot model Beth Ostrosky, on Friday night in NYC at the high-end restaurant Le Cirque. While Howard’s known as a “shock jock” to some, the wedding was intimate and low-key:actor Mark Consuelos officiated, as his wife Kelly Ripa looked on. Also in attendance were fellow Stern show stars Robin Quivers and Artie Lang, as well as Chevy Chase, Donald Trump, Barbara Walters, Joan Rivers, Billy Joel (who performed at the reception) and on-again couple, Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman (yay!). Beth wore a dress by the always glamorous Marchesa, and the pair jetted away on their honeymoon the following morning (seen above outside their apartment after the big day). Congrats! [Us. Photo: Splash News Online]
Miley Cyrus doesn’t turn 16 until Nov. 23, but that didn’t stop her daddy Billy Ray Cyrus from shutting down Disneyland last night so that friends and fans could pay $250 each to attend her birthday party. The event, dubbed “Miley’s Sweet 16 — Share the Celebration,” was attended by 5,000 people (that’s $1,250,000 — if you’re counting).
In return for the price of admission, party-goers were treated to a pop concert extravaganza that included a whopping FOUR songs by the birthday girl herself, who donned a white frilly mini-skirt and a vest with “Sweet 16″ printed on the back. Also, several of Disneyland’s big rides were kept open for Miley’s very near and dear guests, including Big Thunder Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean.
For most people, however, the highlight of the night was probably star watching (unless that “Hannah Montana makeover” activity was a real blast). Celebrities like Steve Carell, Jennie Garth, Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks and Jennifer Love Hewitt entered the party on a “purple carpet” — purple is, like, Miley’s fav color!
For any “Joe Six-Packs” from “Main Street” who couldn’t scrape up the money to get in, there was a big fireworks display above Sleeping Beauty Castle. We’re sure it was visible from outside the gates. [Photo: WireImage]
Rumer Willis is known in the UK, for, well, not doing anything but being the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. So she’s given an interview to Style mag to redress the balance somewhat, and starts off in terrific style by denying she was ever friends with Lindsay Lohan.
“We were acquaintances, like many in this business. That’s it, full stop.” Okaaaay. And do many “acquaintances” like to speak out on behalf of their “acquaintance” when they go into rehab? Or give them pap-friendly kisses like at the Cinematheque awards in 2006 (above)? Or be such good party “acquaintances” that stepdad Ashton Kutchersat down and “warned” you off her (originally from the Chicago Sun-Times)?
Frankly, it’s a mystery. Rumer also ‘fesses the slightly disconcerting news that as a teenager, she had Ashton’s poster on her wall (“I did, amongst others. It was a bit strange, but we adapted pretty quickly.” You’d have to!) and that many people assume she’s a lesbian because of her short haircut (“I do get that. I must be a lesbian, gay, whatever, people judging me by my appearance.”) But we’re still reeling from her Lindsay slamdown. Brrr, is it cold in here or is it just us? [Photo: Getty Images]
Only two weeks into this series of Strictly Come Dancing (that’s the UK’s original Dancing with the Stars, don’t you know) and contestant Lisa Snowdon has already played the George card. Sigh. We were hoping against hope that the model-turned-presenter would find it in her heart not to inflict her “I Used To Date George Clooney! I Did! I Did!” dreariness on us for fricking ONCE, but it seems that it was just too hard not to.
In an interview with radio station Southern FM, Lisa rated George: “Nine and a half out of ten in bed. It was a good time in my life, we had a laugh. It was a pretty normal relationship at times. Obviously when other megastars used to rock up that used to be a bit of a ‘pinch yourself’ moment.”
Yes, and you’ve clearly never had to stop dining out on it either! And have even managed to turn it into a career. Congratulations, Lisa. We know you went out with George Clooney. We’re very pleased that you did. But it’s over now. He’s moved on. Please can you? [News of the World; Photo: Getty Images]
Tina Fey reprised her role as Sarah Palin in yet another dead-on Saturday Night Live parody. This time, SNL guest Queen Latifah joined a sketch of the VP debate as debate moderator Gwen Ifill. Joe Biden, played by Jason Sudeikis, said that John McCain was “bad at his job” and “mentally unstable” and a “dear, dear friend.” He also debunked the notion that’s he’s a “Washington insider” by proclaiming that’s he’s from Scranton, Pennsylvania — “the worse place on earth” filled with “sad and desperate people with no ambition.”
Palin, who changed the moderator’s topics to suit her pre-prepared talking points and evoked Ronald Reagan‘s name for the sake of evoking Ronald Reagan’s name, had at least three devastatingly funny one-liners, including …
On fixing the economy: “We would ask what would a maverick do in this situation, and, then, you know, we’ll do that.”
On the cause of global warming: We don’t know if it’s man-mad or just “a natural part of The End Of Days.”
On her health care policy: “I’m going to ignore that question and instead talk about Israel. There’s a special place for Israel in heaven. And I know some people are going to say I’m only saying that to pander to voters in Florida. But from a very young age, my two greatest loves were always Jews and cuban food.”
Excuse the bad pun, but O.J. Simpson just ran out of juice. The jury in his armed robbery trial found him guilty on all 12 counts — including conspiracy to commit robbery and kidnapping, burglary, assault and coercion. He could face life in prison when he’s sentenced on Dec. 5.
Denied bail, court officers wasted no time in handcuffing the Hall of FameShame inductee (again, sorry!) after the verdict was read. His sister, Carmelita Durio, fainted as he was being led out of the courtroom and paramedics rushed to revive her.
The most striking detail of the verdict is that it came 13 years to the day after the former MVP (Most Valuable Prisoner? Help! It won’t stop!) was acquitted in the murder of his ex-wife. We suspect people who believe O.J. got away with murder back in 1995 are talking about how “payback is a bitch” today.
The gridiron great is now behind iron bars. O.J. should dust off those running back skills in case he drops a bar of soap in the prison shower. (Forgive us! We can’t help it!)
The Hogan family should really consider not driving anymore. Linda Hogan was really in a hurry to go visit her incarcerated son Nick today. She was busted for doing 71 in a 55 mph zone in her white Cadillac Escalade, received a ticket and had to pay a $206 fine. [Source: TMZ; Photo:Getty]