Kate Gosselin doesn’t appreciate you assuming TV stardom is turning her children into unschoolable hellions. First off, Collin and Alexis weren’t expelled in the first place! “They were not expelled from school,” she told Meredith Viera on Today. “They were having anger issues. They were acting out, having behavior things…So I did what I could do, we mutually agreed, I brought them home…[a tutor] is teaching them on on one, they are excelling along with weekly therapy…The goal is to get them back into school.” And it’s her divorce from Jon Gosselin, not the camera crews that are inspiring this. “[Collin and Alexis] have been the ones to verbalize the most that they miss Daddy,” she told People. “I could see that they’re the ones struggling the most.”
While she acknowledges that the shows help with her income, Kate’s feels the public attention does a whole lot more for her eight rugrats. “There has been nothing but positive that has come out of it. I am working while they’re by my side and traveling and that is not only providing us trips for a lifetime but it’s providing for their future and I am still sitting here honestly telling you Meredith and I believe it wholeheartedly, as does the evidence that you see on TV, that it is in their best interest…we would not be doing it if it wasn’t… it’s a heaven on earth job, it really is.” Seems weird she’d claim there’s no negative side when her kids are acting out over her divorce, but maybe she figures she would have split from Jon even if he hadn’t become the fame-hungry JoGo monster we loved so much last year.
This is a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.” Let me just forewarn you by saying that everything about this video is perfect, and by perfect I mean amazing. And by amazing I mean terrible. From the huge sign that says “MUSIC” in the background to the pumpkins resting on the hay bales to the lead singer’s wrap around sunglasses on his head. Rad guitar solo at 2:07.
I want to go to one of those Pink Floyd The Wall planetarium nights with the lasers (do those still exist or am I totally #why90srocked right now? Ha! They do!!) and replace their version with this version and watch all the kids immediatley sober up, reassess their lives and go home and do their homework.
Dancing With The Stars ended last week and yet it seems like there’s always some new gossip regarding the show’s participants. First up on the docket today is the news that Margaret Cho, who was kicked off early this season, is claiming that Bristol Palin was essentially forced to do the show by her Mama Grizzly, Sarah, to help repair their family image. Cho wrote on her blog:
Why did Bristol do Dancing with the Stars? I heard from someone who really should know (really should seriously know the dirt really really) that the only reason Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it. Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she “owed” it to her to do DWTS so that “America would fall in love with her again” and make it possible for Sarah Palin to run in 2012 with America behind her all the way. Instead of being supposedly “handicapped” by the presence of her teen mom daughter, now Bristol is going to be an “asset” – a celebrity beloved for her dancing.
We actually think Bristol should be beloved for her abstinence PSA, but that’s us. Of course this is speculation, but the Palins are clearly a calculating family who have an image to uphold. And speaking of people who need image rehabilitation, DWTS has allegedly put Lindsay Lohan on their short list of dancers for next season. An obviously Massachusetts-bred anonymous source tells Radar Online “The girl can dance. Lindsay is wicked talented.” We love the insanity behind the casting process for this show. Melanie Griffith is desperate to be on and they won’t have her, but random folks like Kyle Massey make it to the finals and addicts like Lindsay are coveted and political daughters are forced into it. These are your “stars”, America!
It’s because she’s so much richer than you. It’s like she breathes air and makes money. She sneezes and her bank fills up. You think we’re exaggerating? Julia Roberts got paid $1.5 million for this 46 second Lavazza coffee ad. And she didn’t even have to open her mouth. All she had to do was show up in Rome, smile and drink coffee, and have those Italian actors do the talking. Screw coffee…we now need something harder.
Is this an Ocean’s Eleven thing? Because George Clooney just filmed advertisements for Nespresso. Why is Hollywood suddenly drinking so much coffee? Right, because they’re the magic beans exchanged for cash cows. Who and what’s next? Brad Pitt for Nescafe? And could he be shirtless?
You know you’re in trouble when your camera-loving sibling is trying to stay out of a frame because she doesn’t want to be associated with you. We’re talking about you, Kourtney Kardashian. Stepping out to your book signing in New York like nothing’s wrong. Look at how Kim’s keeping her distance from you? “But why would my sister do that?”, you ask.
Why. Why? We’ll tell you why. Because your hair and outfit remind us of the following:
A. You’re auditioning for the literal Cougar (Kougar?) Town where the bitter, scripted irony is that the (fashion) prey is you. B. You’re just begging for PETA to come after you because it’s all part of your grand “look-at-me” scheme. C. You’re trying to bring back an Elvis pouf even though you know it died along with the legendary singer (RIP). D. You took the whole New York being an urban jungle a little too seriously. E. You woke up and thought it was the 80’s. Happens to everyone.
We’re playing the Lion King soundtrack in your honor.
Don’t ever cross this mom. Nicole Richie got a restraining order against paparazzo Fabricio Luis Mariotto, for generally being a lunatic. The Ã‚Â weirdo was hounding the premises of he preschool that Nicole’s two-year-old daughter, Harlow, attends. We’re taking about stalking a baby girl, just for photos. And just because that wasn’t enough crossing the line already, Nicole’s court papers stated, “[Mariotto] drives erratically around my children and others, yells, screams and attempts to scare us so that he can photograph our reaction.Ã‚Â He trespasses on preschool property to photograph the children. He has often left his car in the middle of a busy street just to chase me for a photograph.” That sort of behavior should warrant jail time, and not just a restraining order.
We know how serious this situation is, and support her endeavor. But can we just say that the source who told Radaronline about this story gives the best quotes, ever? We cracked up when we read that they said, “Don’t let Nicole’s pint size and soft voice fool anyone. Nicole might be tiny, but she is mighty.” Oh look…is it a bird, is it a plane… no, it’s SuperMom!
They continued, “Nicole won’t give this rogue photographer the gratification of getting a reaction. The photographer wrongly thought that he could illicit a gotcha moment by laying in wait at Harlow’s school and yelling at Nicole trying to get a reaction. Nicole won’t dignify that.Ã‚Â Little did the photographer realize that when someone messes with her kidsÃ‚Â she goes into mother bear mode, big time.”Ã‚Â When the hearing’s over, and the inevitable search-for-the-story begins, please let this source be the one relating the events?
All jokes aside, we really do hope the decision’s in favor of Nicole and her kids. Stalking children, or anyone for that matter, should not be condoned.
Who’s that standing like the Grim Reaper next to Neve Campbell? Her soon-to-be ex husband John Light, that’s who. She’s been super sneaky about the divorce proceedings too, considering she filed, citing the usual “irreconcilable differences”, five months ago.
What’s weird is that a source supposedly maintains that, “They’re still really close friends, and it was a veryÃ‚Â amicable divorce.” Which sounds like a load of crock to us because apparently, Neve is working towards a plea that will keep her from providing any spousal support to Light, an English actor. You know what happens when money, specifically the lack of it, is involved. Things tend to get nasty very quickly. They’ve been married for 3 years, so he’s probably thinking he’s entitled to something. We’ll just have to wait and say how “amicable” things remain during the hearing, which is in a few weeks. Good thing Neve knows how to Scream.
In a story that made us tear up just a little, Kanye randomly walked into the New Yorkers for Children‘s 8th annual “Wrap to Rap” even though he wasn’t on their roster. He just wanted to help out a good cause. Fo’ reals. He reportedly sauntered in around 6pm and spent an apparent 90 minutes wrapping presents with Selita Ebanks (by the looks of this photo) and then quietly left. Awww. Maybe what he’s being saying on Twitter is actually TRUE, you guys. Maybe he really is misunderstood.
Today we are saddened to addÃ‚Â Katy Perry the list of famous and gorgeous women John Mayer has allegedly hooked-up with. Seriously, where does this guy find time to make albums? Although happily married now,Ã‚Â things almost turned out very differently for new Mrs. Russell Brand according to E! Online.Ã‚Â A source says that the night before meeting Russell at the 2009 VMAs, Katy was out partying with John at a bar in New York. The pair had apparently been sending flirty texts for weeks.
“They’d never met in person, and she went to meet him there after she was at a Jay-Z concert at Madison Square Garden,” a friend told E! Online. “John thought she was so hot and fun and was into her.They were so flirty and all over each other that night at the bar, they really liked each other. Their personalities just clicked and they were flirting and dancing and it was on.” The two apparently left the bar together, which just happened to be down the street from Mr. Mayer’s apartment. Did he explore her wonderland of a body? Who knows. The flirty texts continued the next day, but then fate intervened when she bumped into VMA’s host Russell Brand. And the rest is history. It’s no wonder Katy and Russell are so deep into marital bliss. If someone rescued us from John Mayer’s clutches, we’d probably put a ring on them, too!
This is a Recap of Boardwalk Empire, Season 1, Episode 11, entitled “Paris Green”. We’ll get to the ‘cappin in a sec, right after a quick pause for commercial…
He’s finding out… the BOARDWALK EMPIRE… never prepared him for the WORKSHOP EMPIRE…
Alright, alright, stop the Boardwalk Empire “Christmas Trailer” joke — that Brian Setzer video is really just way too awesome on its own. Can we all just watch it on repeat and skip recapping the rest of this episode? No? Alright, fine, here’s some words and pictures that happened: