Seriously, we nearly choked on our cornflakes. Expecting to see bespectacled, cowboy-hat wearing, foghorn voice-blasting, tight leather jean-wearing pop star Anastacia on the English breakfast show GM:TV this morning, we were amazed to see Naomi Watt’s more glamorous sister appear in her place. Instead, of course, it was Anastacia, who has gone through a quite stunning image makeover. Who knew some laser eye surgery, a haircut and a new stylist could look so good?
“It’s totally freaking people out,” she said. You’re not kidding! In other, Anastacia-related news today, she’s ‘fessed up that she previously lied about her age, but it was the Evil Record Company’s Fault. Speaking to Heat magazine, Anastacia said:
“When I started with Sony, they brought it up innocently. ‘You know, you’re 30 … it’s not a problem but we’d love to make your age a little younger, and you look so much younger … most people lie about their age in this business.’ It seemed very innocent the way they were telling me. But over the years it’s been something that’s really bothered me. Now I can say that I’m 40 and proud to be 40!”
Paris Hilton has released her latest musical venture, “Paris For President,” and while the song itself is as horrendous as her singing voice, the lyrics are kinda cute. She sings about “trading in the cabinet for a walk-in closet,” and coos that “global warming is totally not hot.” Awww, did our little Paris just make a funny? The heiress is also a total liberal, offering her sing-songly support of gay marriage. Give it a listen once, and then turn down the volume and watch her stumble around awkwardly in a bikini numerous times. The United Skanks of America is in good hands.
Paris Hilton is really taking her presidential campaign seriously, and even made a video for the new song, “Paris For President.” After her Funny or Die video, and her Harper’s Bazaar photo spread, Paris is taking her run for the Pink House to a new level. Check out this sneak peak of the heiress singing her own tune and pushing for the American people to elect a “Commander in Bikini.”
The celebrity blogger and tireless self-promoter Perez Hilton is bringing his brand of manic-mouthed commentary to Liverpool, where he’ll serve as digital host of the MTV Europe Music Awards on Nov. 6. Not one to mince words, Perez says “if Amy Winehouse isn’t dead by then, I’m going to bring her out of rehab and we’re going to f*ck shit up.”
The real host of the night is singer Katy Perry, who is a nominee for Best New Act — a category in which she was beat out by Tokio Hotel at the American version of the show last month. Performers include Beyonce, Duffy, Pink, Kid Rock and The Killers. After the jump, read a list of this year’s nominees and visit MTV’s Europe Music Awards website to cast your votes.
Unlike most child stars, Ron Howard hasn’t made a fool of himself by cashing in on America’s affection for Happy Days and The Andy Griffith Show. He has an Oscar. He runs Imagine Enteraintment, a production company that has been behind everything from American Gangster to 24 to Changeling to Arrested Development. He doesn’t have any reason to parade his aging ass around for nostalgia’s sake. Until now.
To show how strongly he feels about supporting Barack Obama in the Funny Or Die clip above, Howard strips his clothes, shaves his beard, dons a wig and picks up a fishing pole so he can chat with TV daddy Andy Griffith in black and white. He then puts on his finest ’50s duds to cavort with Henry Winkler, better known as the Fonz. Seems the Fonz is an Obamacon, and this close to admitting he was wr-wr-wr-wr-WRONG to elect Bush.
Whether or not this will affect anyone’s vote, it’s still surprising to see Howard subject himself to this treatment. After the jump, check out a classic SNL skit from 1982, where Eddie Murphy drives him into a rage by refusing to believe that he’s actually a director—and not a virgin.
Sarah Christianson gave birth alone outside of her apartment, wrapped her newborn in a towel, and then took her to a Federal Way, WA church and left the baby on the front steps. Unfortunately for her, the whole thing was captured on the church’s surveillance video. Sarah claims she thought the church was a “safe haven” for her to leave her baby girl, whom she felt she could not emotionally and financially care for. The baby was discovered 5 and 1/2 hours later by a church member, and was suffering from hypothermia due to the chilly 49 degree weather.
Feeling bad about yourself because your Friday night plans include the first season of Gossip Girl on DVD, an order of saag paneer, and that really nice bottle of Trader Joe’s wine that you’ve been saving? Well get ready for your ego to inflate – because your life is officially more interesting than the Olsen twins‘ Hollywood existence! Mary-Kate and Ashley sat down with Oprah Winfrey yesterday to promote their new book, Influence, and all we learned is that they rise early, live apart, and eat bagels and omelettes for breakfast. That’s it. Apparently Oprah thought that the twins were born in 2008, and skipped over all those juicy skeletons they keep crammed in their walk-in closets: Mary-Kate’s eating disorder, her involvement in Heath Ledger‘s death, their many drunk Hollywood nights, and the beds full of $1000 bills that they sleep in at night. Okay, the last one was made up by yours truly, but it wouldn’t surprise us if it was true.
Feel like snoozing? The most boring clip of all can be found here. [Photo: WireImage]
The big surprise on Thursday’s SNL Weekend Update special was the return of Will Ferrell as George Bush, who gave an unwelcome public endorsement to an anxious John McCain (Darrell Hammond) and chipper Sarah Palin (Tina Fey). Jason Sudeikis, who plays Bush on the show when comedy megastars aren’t around to do it, made an appearance as Palin’s husband Todd.
One reason Ferrell might have made the appearance was to get buzz going on his upcoming one-man Broadway show. The Talladega Nights star will perform as George Bush in You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush starting February 1st, with previews beginning January 20th. Ferrell will also bring out such loved SNL characters as Robert Goulet and James Lipton, and sharing anecdotes from his days with the long-running sketch show. Fans might need to hustle for tickets, though—it’s only schedule to run for a month and a half.
Check out some more clips of Ferrell playing Bush after the jump.
Apparently the French are the most aggressive investigative reporters in the world. Take the lady in the above video clip, for example, who showed up at Amy Winehouse‘s London abode and preceeded to interview her via Amy’s intercom. The voice on the other end is surprisingly clear, articulate and kind – could Amy be undergoing some sort of transformation behind the gated walls of her flat? Eh, either that, or the drugs had just kicked in. If you don’t have the patience to start your morning off with a nice tall glass of Wino, here’s a quick round up of what you’re missing: Amy misses Blake, loves France, and is apparently putting an album together. Splendid! [via DListed]