Oh good, we can stop picturing Kirstie Alley and John Travolta having hot Scientologist sex now. Oh, wait, that image is already burned into our heads forever, even though Alley says it never happened. And actually, she never DID say it happened, even though the second we all saw quotes about her Look Who’s Talking co-star being the “greatest love” of her life, that’s what we assumed. Actually, she told Jimmy Kimmel last night, their relationship was never sexual, nor was her loving friendship with Patrick Swayze.
“Can I just clarify? They were not sexual affairs,” she said. “I didn’t say the word affair ever. … John Travolta is and has remained one of my best friends for almost 25, 26 years — before he was married, but I was married. But I fell in love with him.”
Actually, she said the feeling was mutual, and it evolved into a “beautiful friendship” between her, John and his wife, Kelly Preston. She even got their blessing to write about all this in her book (the reason she’s doing all these weird interviews), The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine al Dente).
What’s really interesting, however, is that she also basically confirms everything us regular people assume about every single on-screen couple: that it’s impossible for them not to fall in love IRL. Read more…
We don’t know about you, but we were fully focused on last night’s election tallies. As was, we noted, most of America. Our Twitter feed scrolled faster than ever before, as the country collectively chattered about the impending results. Meanwhile, smack in the middle of all the politics, comes a tweet from The Hollywood Reporter: “@KirstieAlley Fell in Love With Patrick Swayze, John Travolta While Married to Parker Stevenson.” WHAAAAAAT?! Hold the polls, America, Kirstie Alley is (in her very own special way) is deciding that now is the time to share with the world that John Travolta is not gay. Mind you, this is the same night that Americans voted for legalizing gay marriage in Maine:
“I know John. With all my heart and soul, he’s not gay,” says Alley, who is a devoted Scientologist, along with Travolta. “I think it’s some weird way, in Hollywood, if someone gets big enough and famous enough, and they’re not out doing drugs and they’re not womanizing, what do you say about them?”
True, Travolta has not been womanizing. But he has allegedly been doing the opposite of womanizing (manizing?), per reports that he grabbed the junk of a masseuse back in May. Well, it’s up to you decide if you believe this and if you’re going to buy Kirstie’s new book, The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine al Dente), but just imagine if these two had actually shacked up in real life! It’s a dream lost, along with the dream that we’d give birth to a child with the voice of Bruce Willis.
Dancing With the Stars premiered last night with all the overly spray-tanned faces, judge sniping and glitter we’ve come to expect and love over the past 15 seasons. And the first all-star season of the oft-humiliating franchise took the competition up a notch with winners, finalists and favorites of the past shimmying their way through a tougher scoring system. You know, since every alum is now an expert dancer (except Pamela Anderson, just saying). But no matter how hard everyone worked, someone has to go home tonight. So let’s break down the good, the not-so-bad and the ugly from the dance floor and see if we can predict which DWTS alum will be having the first last dance.
Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke
The Football Hall of Famer —“Twinkle Toes” to you DWTS fans — is back! The Season 3 winner closed the premiere episode with a cha-cha that placed him and Cheryl at the top of the leader board. Even Len, who had been particularly reluctant to throw out praise all night said their performance was, “the last dance of the evening and the best.” Score: 24.5/30 Read more…
Dancing With The Stars has announced the line-up for this fall’s all-star season, and they’ve got all your favs! And, well, a lot of your not-so favs! The celebs signed on for some fancy footwork include Joey Fatone, Gilles Marini, Bristol Palin, Pamela Anderson, Kelly Monaco, Shawn Johnson, Kirstie Alley, Helio Castroneves, Drew Lachey, Emmitt Smith and Apolo Ohno. Sadly, George Clonney’s lady Stacy Keibler won’t be returning for another round, but maybe you can just picture Joey Fatone in a plunging sequined number? You’re already doing it, so why not keep it going?
she told a Television Critics Association panel today. Thanks, Yahweh! Our question is: are there any names you are already dying to see back on the dance floor? Alternatively, anyone you’d rather see dance their way out of the studio, into a cab and back to their own apartments where they won’t be bothering anyone come September 24? We know there’s at least one; we can sense your eyes rolling.
Oh man, this has hit plenty of people pretty hard. Amazing screenwriter, director, author and three-time Oscar winner Nora Ephron died of leukemia last night at 71. Where would movie history be without classics like Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail? Not only was she a genius in the romantic-comedy genre, but she could also write a hell of a drama— Silkwood. She could write beautifully, period. Her essay collection I Feel Bad About My Neck is also evidence of that.
Considering her career spanned decades, she also ended up inspiring many generations of stars, and made some very close friends in the business, along the way. They’re all grieving over her sudden, sad passing. Close pal, Meryl Streep, told the New York Times, “You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches, or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly. She was an expert in all the departments of living well.” There have also been a series of tweets from a diverse selection of celebrities, all expressing their sorrow. Steve Martinwrote, “She was the one you wanted to read, to listen to, to be in the company of. Nora Ephron. Incomparable wit; delightful friend. Sadness reigns.” One of the younger celebrities, inspired by her career, Kaley Cuoco has tweeted, “RIP Nora Ephron Loved her work Loved her direction Loved her writing Blessings and thoughts to her family.”
Cameron Diaz didn’t have A-Rod on her arm at last night’s Bad Teacher premiere, but that hunk would have just been in the way, considering how much time she spent posing with co-star/ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and showing off her impressive gams on the red carpet. Joining Diaz and Timberlake were cast members Jason Segel, Thomas Lennon (who should never make that chipmunk face again) and Lucy Punch, as well as an impressive mix of well-wishers—everyone from “Weird” Al Yankovic to Kirstie Alley to Ben Kingsley! See photos from the scene in the gallery below.
We’d lost track of how many Pirates of the Caribbean films have been churned out so far, but obviously the rest of the world hasn’t. And thanks to the massive premiere Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides had yesterday at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, we now know that the franchise is up to its fourth installment now. But this wasn’t any other screening. Apart from a slinky black carpet instead of the usual red, this was the world’s first outdoor 3-D premiere! An open-air theater was specially constructed and tickets to attend ran at $1,000 a pop. Which was a very nice touch because all proceeds from the premiere were donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
The cast turned up in full force with Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Keith Richards (and his wife, Patti Hansen), Geoffrey Rush, the intriguingly named Astrid Berges-Frisbey and our new golden boy Sam Claflin. Apart from them, Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens were spotted being all BFF, Jodie Foster turned up in sunglasses (at night), Steven Tyler hung out with Mickey Mouse andLorenzo Lamas brought his fifth wife Shawna Craig. The Dancing With The Stars crew showed up too, with Bruno Tonioli, Lacey Schwimmer, Chelsie Hightower, Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy walking the plank carpet. And American Idol blasts from the pasts too — we know you remember David Cook, but how about Blake Lewis?! Lots more to look at in our gallery below.
We’ve already heard about Brad and Angie’s BDSM Grotto, and now the celebrity sexcapade parade is about to roll onward. Kirstie AlleyÃ‚Â hasÃ‚Â never beenÃ‚Â one to shirk from discussing her bedroom exploits in very public forums. Remember when she scarred our collective consciousness byÃ‚Â thanking then-husband Parker Stevenson for giving her “The Big One”Ã‚Â in her Emmy acceptance speech? Yeah, we repressed it too.
Well, now she’s at it again. The (former?) actress went on Ellen yesterday to talk about her time on DWTS, but felt compelled to share far more than we needed to know about her personal needs.Ã‚Â “I decided that in the best of times you have two hours of sex a day, so you have 22 hours left,” she said to a surprised Ellen Degeneres. “There’s the prelude, the sex and there’s the winding down.” The audience reacted with shrieks of delight. Or was it terror?
The twice divorced Kirstie admits to having been celibate for four and a half years due to feeling insecure about her appearance. “I really hadn’t had a boyfriend for the last ten years – a serious boyfriend. It was the best ten years of my life. I had a lot of freedom.”Ã‚Â But after her much documented struggles with her weight andÃ‚Â romance,Ã‚Â friends say that she is ready to pick up her crazy heart and re-enter the dating world once more. “She’s ready to find a boyfriend again,” a source told the Daily Mail. Let’s hope he’s ready for a workout.
While Maksim Chmerkovskiy appeared to be in a lot of pain after dropping Kirstie Alley early into their rumba on Dancing With The Stars, he plowed through the routine…and says he won’t be giving up any time soon. “I’m good. It’s sore [but] it’s fine. It’s not a pain that will stop me,” he said on Good Morning America. “The person that got scared the most is Teddy. He’s one of the pro dancers in the troupe this season. He’s like, ‘Aw crap! I’m the stand in!…[But he’s] not taking my spot that easy!”
Though Chmerkovskiy blamed the mishap on a muscle problem, Kirstie Alley tweeted she was to blame as well. “Maks is too humble,” she tweeted. “We all know it takes TWO to Tango..on our feet or on our asses…it takes TWO ..I will do better from now on.” With Kirstie a show favorite, it’s unlikely the fall will cost them the contest, and it sounds like they’ll have to drag Maksim from the floor either way.
Alley continued to riff on Lopez allegedly cheating on his kidney-donating wife with a prostitute, noting “I don’t consider ‘I misjudged the joke” an apology. sorta like a husband saying ‘I misjudged putting my d— in a whore’ …sorry hon..hehe.” While we’d like to high-five Kirstie for showing how to really be mean and funny at the same time, the Dancing With The Stars contestant finally let him off the hook. “Take life as lightly as u can and then move on …even u George ….u are forgiven…..:)….” Will George fire back or keep his wolf tail between his legs?