Music royalty is in the house tonight on Best Week Ever when LaToya Jackson, from Life With LaToya--and the Jackson clan, visits Michael Che‘s 2 Minute Talk Show! But that’s not all that’s in the house. Is romance about to bloom between Michael and LaToya? What is Michael Che betting on for the NBA this season? How can you get Drake to murder your vagina? For the answers to these questions and more, tune in tonight to Best Week Ever at 10/9 C!
Our jaws dropped when we heard of LaToya Jackson‘s abuse claims at the hands of ex husband (and manager), Jack Gordon. She appeared on The Talk and spoke about their relationship — he passed away in 2005 — and the details are truly shocking. LaToya said that she was offered to Mike Tyson, for him to have sex with her for a pay check! She explained, “Mike Tyson later told my mother and father and some other friends that he (Gordon) had told him that if he wanted to sleep with me he has to pay $100,000.” Whatwhatwhat?
She also said that Gordon forced and threatened her to take part in group sex and pose for Playboy. She told the stunned audience, “I was in brothels and everything. He put me (it was) everything I was against. He made me do Playboy twice and had me sit on the stage and say ‘Oh no, it was all my idea.’ And I had to do that because I knew what he said he would do, he would do it.” See, we told you this was just insane!
If this is all true, then we really feel for her. But all these confessions are timed with the recent release of her memoir Starting Over which is a no-holds-barred account of her life. The profitable angle gets us wary. Then again, if this is her form of catharsis and it’s her way of getting things off her chest, then who are we to say anything?
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The new stars of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills have a distinctive pedigree. They’re not just wealthy/trashy housewives as their name implies, and they’re probably not the types to release a pop single or a sex tape. Oh no. These womens got class. That’s because two of them are Hiltons by marriage (that would be Kyle and Kim Richards, sisters to Kathy Hilton), one of them is the ex-wife of Kelsey Grammer (Camille Grammer) and one of them has the best name we’ve ever heard, Lisa VanderPump. Rounding out the cast is Adrienne Maloof, wife of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, and Taylor Armstrong, who runs her own consulting business. But why focus on the boring un-famous women at the premiere when you have a whole busload of Hiltons in attendance, and a special appearance by LaToya Jackson, amirite?
The red carpet for the premiere of the latest installment of the Bravo franchise was like capturing the essence of Beverly Hills, what with the abundance of fake tanner, artificially arched brows and collagen lips (including Bobby Trendy‘s pouty, very dark lips). In a way, it makes us feel some hometown pride for our relatively real-looking housewives of New York. Of course we’re reserving judgment on the women themselves until after we see the show, which premieres on Thursday, October 14. At which point we’re sure we’ll be able to confidently and accurately label them with varying degrees of crazy.
In bad taste or just a timely tribute? The BBC is apparently planning a new talent contest where wannabe dancers have to master Michael Jackson‘s legendary stage moves to win. The show, tentatively named “Move Like ” will aim to find the UK’s most talented dancer, and producers are hoping to entice members of the Jackson family to be on the judging panel.
“People are so passionate about Michael it makes sense to build a talent show devoted to him and his incredible performances. And given that his family played such a huge part in his life, it makes sense for one of them to be a judge. Jermaine, Janet or LaToya would be brilliant,” a show source says.
While we’re not doubting that this program would be a great watch – especially since MJ was one of the world’s most incredible movers – but we can’t help thinking that the chances of this show airing if Michael Jackson hadn’t died are approximately zero. [Photo: Splash News Online]
If it’s a day in the week ending in “y” there’s sure to be a reality show on somewhere in the UK, and we’re now imminently awaiting the Friday start of the new series of Celebrity Big Brother, where a flock of celebs get locked up in a purpose built house for a couple of weeks to ressucitate their dead careers show the world how loveable they really are. And – yes! – in addition to the British celebs that you will have never heard of in your life (Terry Christian! Ulrika Jonsson! Lucy Pinder!) are a couple of American faces, put there to liven up proceedings by looking appalled and confused throughout.
Apparently (although the program won’t confirm names till Friday) we are shortly to watch, around the clock, LaToya Jackson and Verne Troyer. Yep, the vertically-challenged actor with a sex tape and a taste for the ladies, and MJ’s lookalike sister will be beamed into our homes 24/7 should we want them to be. It’s everything we’ve ever dreamed of (almost) and we’re hoping to send you the choicest and most disgusting updates we can. Because we’re nice like that. [Photo: WireImage, Getty Images]