Tonight, the best players in Major League Baseball will face off against one another in the league’s annual All-Star Game. While there will likely be plenty of fastballs and homeruns on display during the Midsummer Classic, we here at VH1 Celebrity had an idea that might help improve the chances that a non-sports fan would tune-in to the game. What if the commissioner introduced a new idea wherein celebrities would throw out the first pitch of every inning, not just a single one before the game started? (We know, we know, it’s a genius idea.)
While that idea (probably?) won’t be implemented this year, here’s hoping that Bud Selig sees this post and makes this change in time for next year’s affair. In the meantime, please check out this hilarious gallery of celebrities —including the likes of Mariah Carey, Barack Obama, Bill Murray, Charlie Sheen and current holder Worst First Pitch Ever™ title holder Carly Rae Jepsen — winding up and attempting to throw a baseball 60 feet and 6 inches.
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It would take a few lifetimes to compile a list of all the awful things that Donald Trump has ever said or done, but on Sunday night’s Celebrity Apprentice: All-Stars, we found ourselves not only a frontrunner for one of the most sexist things that he’s ever uttered, but also that’s ever aired on broadcast television. Read more…
When Bret Michaels sauntered out of Trump Tower after being the first celeb Donald Trump fired on Celebrity Apprentice: All-Stars Sunday night, he seemed to have taken his dismissal in rock star stride. As it turns out, the shock elimination sent Michaels into a breakdown and allegedly left him sobbing.
Be prepared to see plenty of punked up cats and dogs around your neighbourhood. Especially if your neighbours are Bret MichaelsÃ‚Â fans! In a move that totally seems unlikely, yet pretty cool, to us, PetSmart asked the rocker to create the ‘Bret Michaels Pets Rock‘ line of accessories for them. You’ll have to wait and see what he cooks up, though — the collection is due to be released next year.
Bret explained why he decided to go ahead with the designs, saying, “… As a dedicated pet owner myself, this is a natural partnership for me, and I can’t wait to unveil the collection. I know my own pets rock, and I wanted to design a line of pet products every bit as fun and cool as they are.” We’re expecting cowboy hats and bandanas, guys. Ã‚Â What do you reckon?
Jordin Sparks was showing off her slimmed-down bod on the red carpet this weekend, dropping by Muhammad Ali‘s Fight Night concert in a low-cut, black, lace-accented dress with plenty of side-boob. The 21 year old’s working on her third album, so the odds are good we’ll see more flirty fashion like this in the future. Among the performers at the event were fellow Idol champ Kelly Clarkson, Bret Michaels, Reba McEntire and Kevin Costner, who must be trying to bring his country music career back stateside (2010′s Turn It On was only released in Europe). See photos of the show in the gallery below.
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Remember Bret Michaels horrific brain-hemorrhage ordeal last year? The rocker was seriously in the red for a while, about which he later revealed, ,“It made my mind go almost blank. My neck tensed up. I couldn’t move my head at all… I knew I was slurring my words, and I was like, Ok this isn’t a headache. There’s something really bad happening.” Unfortunately, to make matters even worse, doctors also found a hole in his heart while he was hospitalized. With all these combined factors, his recovery was nothing short of miraculous.
Now, Bret’s going back in for surgery to close the hole in his heart. The operation is going to happen in Phoenix at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Centre, and it doesn’t sound like an easy one. The details almost gave us a heart attack. Be warned, before you read ahead. Apparently, doctors have to insert a catheter tube into a vein in Michael’s groin. Pause for some cringing. They will then lead wires and a closure device into his heart. Oh.My.God.
This is all for the best, though because this procedure will allow blood flow to resume it’s normal circulation between the heart’s two chambers. We wish Bret all the luck, especially for a speedy recovery.
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Like Snooki, Miley Cyrus wasn’t going to wait until Tuesday to celebrate her birthday. Instead, the nearly-18-year-old indulge in a private party after last night’s American Music Awards, trading the long-tailed glam of her red carpet appearance for a tasteful black bikini-top and matching skin-tight pants (adulthood, y’all!). While the gruesome details are certain to come, Miley warned Access Hollywood in advance that she and mommy Tish would be facing each other in a dance-off. “Me and my mom actually have choreography for the night later — everyone loves when we dance in unison. There’s one [move] where you do like, the fist pump. You Jersey Shore it for a second!”
Sunday wasn’t entirely full of questionable choices, though. According to TMZ, Miley decided at the last minute not to cover Poison‘s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” for the AMAs broadcast, plausibly because Bret Michaels was rumored to be dallying with Tish before she announced plans to divorce from Billy Ray Cyrus. Though everyone’s denied the claims, odds are Daddy wouldn’t have given that song choice his trademark standing “O”. See photos from Sunday in the gallery below.
Update: TMZ has a photo of Miley getting a birthday kiss—and straddle—from a guy at the party who looks a lot like rumored boyfriend/actor Avan Jogia. Careful, dude: she’s not really 18 until tomorrow!
Yes, you read that headline correctly. Us Weekly is reporting that Bret Michaels and Tish Cyrus were involved in a romantic relationship earlier this year, and the affair is the alleged catalyst for Tish’s split from Billy Ray Cyrus, her husband of 17 years. Yep, “WTF” kinda sums this rumor up perfectly.
Sources tell Us that the pair became close after Bret recorded the duet “Nothing to Lose” with Miley, with one insider insisting, “It was a professional relationship that turned into something more.” Bret’s reps, however, are denying the story completely.
“There has never been an affair or a fling,” Bret’s camp tells Us. Tish’s people are also refuting the affair, though sources claim she may have had another lover, in addition to Bret, on the side. Billy Ray filed for divorce on October 27th.
While most of us would agree that it’s a stretch to still describe baseball as being Our National Pastime™, there’s little sense denying that every playoff baseball game played during the month of October is laden with the kind of dramatic tension that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand at attention. This post, however, is not really about celebrating the magic and mystery of America’s most revered professional sport. Rather, it’s about the celebrities who trot themselves out to the pitcher’s mound before games to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
First, the facts: Every single Major League Baseball team plays 81 home games during the course of the season. This means that the poor public relations department of each team has to come up with 81 different ways to get the crowd excited before a game. In some of baseball’s larger markets, teams draw upon their access to a range of different celebrities, a list that runs the gamut from Hollywood’s A-List to downtrodden reality television flameouts, to get their fans excited over a long and often monotonous season. So we here at TheFABLife thought you would get a kick out of seeing celebs of all magnitudes — most of whom are not exactly known for their athletic abilities — attempting to throw a baseball sixty feet and six inches. So, if you pardon the expression, who throws like a girl and who throws like someone who could be called up to The Show? Now’s the time to find out. Play ball!
Bret Michaels, our favorite person on the VH1 planet (Wait, Dr. Drew, don’t read that. We love you too!), performed at the Tailgate Stage at Dolphin Stadium in Miami (where the team suffered an embarrassing loss to the Tom Brady-led Patriots). When not up on stage doing his thing, Bret was busy doing his other thing: posing up a storm, meeting and greeting fans and being generally adorable.
Pics below! Be sure to watch Bret’s new show Life As I Know It, which premieres on VH1 this month.
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