Post Weinergate, a couple of heads have been thinking about giving the post of Mayor a run since it’s wide open now. One of these heads thinking about contesting for New York’s Mayor in 2013 is Alec Baldwin. He even said that he was “very interested” in running for office on behalf of the Democrats on CNN earlier this year. Now no offense, Alec, but WTF? Maybe we’re being unfair, but we just can’t wrap our heads around this whole deal, despite his longstanding political aspirations.
But Baldwin has an unlikely supporter in Jennifer Garner, so that should give him a bolster. The actress was on Fox & Friends yesterday and was put on the spot when asked about what her thoughts on the 30 Rock star running for office were. After a bit of a chuckle, Jennifer replied, “I think he would give us all a run for his money. He’s awesome, I love Alec.” She continued with, “It hasn’t stopped anyone before, I think he should go for it. He could run and let people vote!”
Not enough to change the subject apparently, because she was then asked whether she was officially endorsing him, amidst peals of laughter. Jennifer gamely answered, ” Yes, I stand up for Alec Baldwin!” Her husband, Ben Affleck, was thrown in as well, so Jennifer went ahead with, “Yes, Ben stands up for Alec Baldwin too.” What a cutie! That’s two votes of confidence for Alec. He’s totally going to run now, mark our words!
Let’s all do a resounding Happy (Belated) Birfday for Mr Kanye West! Mary-Kate Olsen was his present, if PerezHilton has his story right. The site reports that the rapper rang in his 34th year at the Submercer club in NYC on Wednesday night and wound up hooking up with Mary-Kate!
Both the sisters like their musicians, eh? Twin Ashley Olsen supposedly snagged Justin Timberlake on the friends with benefits train. We’re dying to know if these trysts actually happened but we have a strong feeling no one is actually going to admit to them. About Kanye and Mary-Kate, though. Both fashionistas. Both kinda weird. So, it does add up! But a word of advice to both dudes: do not mix them up! We still can’t tell them apart, so it’s tricky business.
If you thought being Nic Cage‘s son must be hard, Christina Fulton agrees with you. Weston Cage, her son with the famous actor, remains hospitalized after attacking his personal trainer at a restaurant yesterday, and Fulton is lashing out at Nic to the press. “My son is in trouble, he’s in the hospital right now and he’s under some really good care so that makes me very happy,” she said “But I’m pretty pissed off because his father, um, he’s affected by his father and that’s why he’s in that hospital.” Nic was in the ambulance with his son at the scene, with Weston strapped to a gurney after police feared he was still unstable after the incident.
While Fulton hasn’t made any specific allegations yet, it won’t be hard for her to get sympathy, especially after Nic Cage’s arrest in New Orleans this April, following a series of bizarre public breakdowns culminating with Nic daring police to arrest him after he argued with his wife over which house they were staying in. So far the elder Cage has yet to comment on yesterday’s drama.
Jon Cryer really must not read his show’s press. Despite Charlie Sheen‘s life-long history of drug abuse, whoring and violence—a history Two And A Half Men was partly based around—the guy’s old co-star swore to David Letterman he had no idea that Charlie was headed for a meltdown. “It’s as much a mystery to me as to everyone, I think,” he explained. “My favorite moment was I got a text from someone, saying, ‘Charlie Sheen just called Thomas Jefferson a —y.’ I said, ‘I think things are getting out of hand.’” And they weren’t when Charlie was 9/11 truthing and attacking his wife with a knife after a drug crazed night in Aspen? People should text Jon more often.
Despite Charlie slandering the author our nation’s constitution, Jon says he’s still got plenty of love for the guy. “I love him, he’s a great friend,” he said. “All of us, none of us wanted to continue with the show if we felt like it was hurting him, and there was a point at which, we felt like, there’s no control over him.” Maybe he’s just saying these things because he doesn’t want Charlie to hurt him.
If you can afford a $1.7 million Bugatti, you should be able to afford a designated driver. TMZ reports that Flo Rida was pulled over in his pricey ride for reckless driving at 3:30am last night in Miami Beach, and picked up for suspicion of DUI after failing a field sobriety test and stinking of the sauce. The sits also says he’s still in booking, and that his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. AllHopHop also claims Flo was driving with a suspended license. If this didn’t already sound like some Hangover II-style adventure (he did rap over the credits), Flo Rida is currently scheduled to perform in Bangkok this weekend, though it’s unclear whether he’ll still be able to make the engagement.
Check out a shot of Flo and his ride taken last week in the gallery below.
While Randy Travis didn’t rip off his shirt and break a window like Chris Brown, yesterday sounded like a pretty rough day on the morning show circuit for the country singer. Page Six is reporting that Travis was “out of it” at an early morning taping of Fox & Friends yesterday. “He turned up, looking like he’d been up all night, for a sound check around 5 a.m., then punched a wall in the green room and makeup area,” says their source. The singer did got through the gig (pictured above), but he wasn’t over whatever was bothering him yet. “He was supposed to tape an acoustic performance for Good Day New York, but he was so out of it he couldn’t do it, and they had to stop taping.”
Travis, who divorced his wife of 19 years (and manager for more than 30) in 2010, has spoken regularly about giving up alcohol and drugs for religion in his 20s. So far the singer and network have yet to comment on Page Six‘s allegations. His eighteenth album, Anniversary Celebration, celebrating 25 years of stardom, was released yesterday.
Congratulations to Dakota Fanning for graduating high school! Isn’t that incredible? It’s so easy to forget she’s really that young because of all the amazing work she’s done. Can you imagine Twilight‘s Jane graduating high school? North Hollywood’s Campbell Hall Episcopal High School, to be precise? Exactly. She looked so adorable wearing her blue cap and gown at the ceremony day before yesterday at Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A, with the rest of her family, including sister Elle Fanning, cheered on. Let’s not forget that Dakota was crowned Homecoming Queen too, which goes to show that everyone thinks she’s pretty awesome as well (we’d have voted for her). Love her! Can’t wait for the Dakota Fanning: College Edition.
Her bad week seems to be getting worse. Snooki‘s broken up with boyfriend Jionni LaValle, after eight months together. This split happened in one of the most romantic places on the planet, too, Florence, right after Snooki got into a fender-bender with a cop car. This whole Italian trip isn’t really going according to plan, is it? Apparently, the split’s due to trust issues, with a source telling Life and Style, “Snooki and her boyfriend have split up. He went to visit her in Italy this past week. They fought a lot while he was there and have called it quits.” Jionni and the Jersey Shore star got into a massive fight in a club, but seemed to kiss and make-up the day after, so this comes as quite a surprise.
Another source says its because of the distance saying, “When he got back from Italy, he called a mutual friend and said that they had broken up. I think he was just really sad about being away from her so much. I’m not sure who broke up with whom, it seems to be mutual because of the distance and the time apart.” That … and perhaps because Snooki was cursed by a local woman. We’re talking a spell-bad juju kinda curse, because the lady took umbrage to Snooki’s outfit and generally, to Snooki herself! Who knows? An evil eye can get pretty spooky! We do feel bad for our Snookums, though. Someone get her a gelato on us please!
Nicolas Cages‘s son, Weston Cage, just got married less than two months ago. Shouldn’t every thing be stress-free and honeymoon like right now? Apparently not, because TMZ is reporting that an angry Weston was taken to hospital yesterday for a mental evaluation! He completely flew off the handle because his trainer told him not eat a particular item at The Farmer’s Kitchen in Hollywood yesterday. We don’t know how the conversation went or whether there was some sort of nasty history between the two, because Weston got hopping mad and started pushing his personal trainer around. He went ballistic and some more people, including the trainer, tried to hold him down, but no one could stop him from raging.
Consequently, the police were called and warned him of a possible tasing if he didn’t stop. That worked! They then handcuffed him and then strapped him onto a gurney because he was that belligerent. So now, he’s at the hospital getting evaluated is allegedly in a 5150 psychiatric hold. Sources are saying that he had a massive argument with his wife, Nikki, that morning. That’s a possible reason, but they’re still going to test him to see it its more than that. Drugs or alcohol, perhaps? Whatever it is, we hope it’s not serious and can be treated.
It probably shouldn’t be a surprise that Simon Cowell‘s public apology after firing Cheryl Cole from the American X Factor is more than a little condescending. Turns out he was “protecting” the Girls Aloud singer by ejecting her from the judges’ table weeks into her first big stateside gig, after three years of judging on the British show. “I’m sorry. I hope we’re still close friends,” he told The Sun. “She’s still a star. The hardest thing to accept is that everyone has painted me as a monster because I embarrassed her. But the truth was I was protecting her. I just want people to be in the best place at the right time.” Apparently, that place was not America, and not anywhere near Paula Abdul.
While he admits Cole told him she was upset, Cowell appears to be showing his usual brusque manner over the slight. “‘This was never personal or saying you were terrible’. It wasn’t that she was terrible—she was good. I just thought she’d be happier in the UK. We noticed she was quieter than normal. The feeling was that she was slightly out of her comfort zone in America. The intention was to do it quietly and say to her she had an option to rejoin the UK show. At the end of the day we were saying, ‘Move to another show for even more money’. There was an offer of around £2.5million on the table including bonuses. How is that sacking someone?” With Cole’s friends claiming she only tried the American show as a favor to Cowell in the first place, it seems unlikely his claims of concern will dismiss the bad buzz following her exit. Will America be turned off by the firing of a celebrity they never really knew in the first place?