Apparently we aren’t the only ones who think Gossip Girl is overrated - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 co-stars Blake Lively and America Ferrera appeared together on Good Day LA to plug their movie, and Blake got a little gushy while talking up her hit show, the teen sex-fest Gossip Girl. While she rattles on, America picks at her hands before rolling her eyes and throwing down a serious death stare at Blake. Our new hero America – who’s the star of her own hit, Ugly Betty - belongs on a Wheaties box for her moves. Clip above.
The King Of Comedy, Bernie Mac, died yesterday — and the King of Soul died today. Isaac Hayes, the Grammy-winning soul legend who exuded sex with his incredibly deep baritone voice, was best known for writing the theme song to the 1971 blaxploitation flick Shaft. “Theme From Shaft” won an Academy Award for best original theme song. More recently, Hayes provided the voice for Chef on South Park.
Hayes’s wife, Adjowa, found him collapsed near a still-running treadmill at his home in a Memphis suburb. Attempts to revive him by paramedics were unsuccessful. The cause of death is not known. On an eerie note: Isaac Hayes and Bernie Mac will star together posthumously in Soulmen, a movie with a November 14 release date. [Photo: Getty Images]
After the jump, watch Hayes sing “Theme From Shaft.”
Well what do you know?! The National Enquirer was right: John Edwards has finally come forward to confess to cheating on his wife Elizabeth Edwards in 2006, with some blond lady named Rielle (pronounced Riley) Hunter. Hunter and Edwards apparently met in a bar in New York City, and she later produced videos for his campaign. Edwards spilled his shamed guts to ABC News last night, in an interview that conveniently aired at the same time as the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics. Smart move, Johnny! We’ve rounded up the most pertinent deets in the scandal below. Enjoy.
John Edwards has admitted to having an affair with Rielle Hunter, but says he did not father her child and wants to take a paternity test. We smell an Oprah ep!
The former Sentator and VP nominee blamed the affair on his narcissism, and not on his perfectly coiffed hair.
It hurts us to report this sad news: Bernie Mac, the hilarious and irreverent King of Comedy, has died in Chicago. He was just 50 years old. The comedian passed away after complications with pneumonia, and had been hospitalized in stable condition as recently as last week. The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 2001 to 2006, earned him a Peabody Award, and he appeared in numerous films including the Ocean’s 11 franchise, Guess Who and Bad Santa. Yet he remains best known (at least to us) for his amazing stand up comedy, in which no topic – including our favorite tale of his sister’s kids eating “cookies and sh*t” – was off limits. He will be sorely missed. [People]
Chicago Police Officer Barbara Nevers has been ordered to enter counseling and suspended for 15 months after allegedly flashing her gun and badge at several Starbucks stores in order to get free pastries and coffee. Nevers claims that she was merely taking advantage of the store’s unofficial policy of giving free cups to cops in uniform. Since the desk officer was usually in plain clothes, naturally she had to whip out her piece to prove her occupation. “She was vehement about getting the free pastries,” said a manager. Nevers denies revealing her weapon, and says she only asked for “broken pastries” to feed to birds. A likely story. [Chicago Sun-Times]
UsMagazine.com is reporting that John Mayer was caught on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, smoking a cigar and enjoying some quality hot tub time with a woman who is not Jennifer Aniston. But don’t worry! In the same breath as they let us know Mayer was in said situation, they dispel any notion of wrongdoing. “The woman in the photos is one of the wives of his band members,” a source told Us. Apparently, Mayer whisked his band and crew south to enjoy some much needed R&R after their rigorous tour schedule.
But Us, if Jen “fits right in” with John and company, why wasn’t she invited? Too busy planning their wedding, probably.
Is it the sun? The air? The water? Something in Cabo San Lucas is making celebrities look fabulous. Earlier this week, Britney Spears was spotted hanging out at a pool in a white bikini, looking better than she has in years. Now toned-up Kim Kardashian, known for her reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, her dirty sex tape with Ray J., and her endless ass (and not in that order), is seen swimming (and posing) at the beach. The photos definitely look as if they were staged by Kim to attract some attention. Guess it worked. [Photos: INF]
Carl Blonsky, father of Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky, will have to sit tight in jail until he can be tried for allegedly beating the crap out of Top Model contestant Bianca Golden‘s mom in that crazy airport brawl that went down last weekend on the Turks & Ciacos. According to TMZ, Papa Blonsky planned to argue that his kidneys require American attention, but he’ll have to wait till a bail hearing on August 19th to test that one out on a judge. Should have thought about your kidneys before pounding on a middle aged woman, Carl! [TMZ]
We’re not fashion experts, but the dress above looks more like a curtain from IKEA than a designer garment we’d buy from Bloomingdales in Los Angeles, where MTV reality star Lauren Conrad presented her Fall 2008 Collection yesterday. Apparently, she’s pressing on despite the fact that her clothes have been on sales racks lately and that high-end L.A. boutique Kitson dropped her last month.
Look at the photos of her new collection below. Does The Lauren Conrad Collection stand a chance?