Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones‘apology statement released yesterday makes it pretty clear that someone quite firmly reminded him that no matter what new opinions he holds of his hit sitcom, that “filth” pays him a whole lot of money. Money he could probably put to some good Christian use, if he chooses. Hence the contrite words: “I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed.”
But if exec producer Chuck Lorre and company decide to send Angus the way of his former onscreen uncle Charlie Sheen, that doesn’t have to mean the end of the 19-year-old’s career. He could join these five other celebrities who turned their born-again Christianity into brand-new gigs:
1. Stephen Baldwin
The Baldwin bro visited Good Morning America today and voiced his support and sympathy for Jones, as someone who’s experienced a backlash against his outspoken ways (seriously, this guy called Obama a “cultural terrorist” once). “As a Christian, I had a casting director come up to me two years ago and say, ‘I’m really sorry because I’ve brought your name up in castings for a while now and they all just kind of look at me like I’m crazy,” he said. Now, he’s gone “full-blown faith-based,” acting in Christian themed movies like Loving the Bad Man, about a woman who forgives her rapist. Ick. And then he’ll be back on Celebrity Apprentice soon, which is full-blown … something else.
That’s twice in one week for Emma Stone and the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. She was just there for the premiere for Friends With Benefits (photos) looking fab in a contrasting Giambattista Valli dress, and she’s knocked it out of the ball park again at the Crazy, Stupid Love event. We love that Tom Ford dress on her and it toally helps that she’s wearing Christian Louboutin pumps and that Ferragamo clutch. She strutted alongside Ryan Gosling who looked spry in a suit that made us even bigger fans of the Baby Goose.
The movie has a pretty stellar cast with Marisa Tomei, Julianne Moore, Steve Carell and Kevin Bacon acting alongside Gosling and Stone. And also Analeigh Tipton who’s turned out to be the luckiest America’s Next Top Model ex-contestant of them all! Also spotted — a super skinny Jonah Hill and the Baldwin brother who isn’t Alec or William! Where was the Bacon during the premiere, though? Oh well, our gallery’s pretty cool regardless of him being in it or not.
Remember when Kevin Costner sold an oil filtering device to BP during the crisis in the Gulf, thereby redeeming the existence of Waterworld? Apparently the story is even more ridiculous then we knew—Stephen Baldwin is accusing Costner of tricking him out of his cut of the profits! Soak that in: there is a white collar fraud lawsuit between Stephen Baldwin and Kevin Costner over an oil spill disaster that actually happened. Not one in a scrapped Wolfgang Petersen film from 1995, but a real one earlier this year. Are you shuddering? We’re shuddering.
Baldwin says that he became a 10% investor in Costner’s creation last April, only to be coerced into selling his shares back by false information that The Postman had bolted from the company. They also allegedly kept news of the BP sale from him, denying him a slice of the $50 million plus they netted. Who knew these Celebrity Apprentice guys actually kept in the game after being fired by Donald? And who knew that Costner, Prince Of Scarves was such a crafty businessman himself?
We’re fascinated by the huge chasms within the Baldwin family. You’ve got your super-liberalAlec, your super-rehabbed Daniel, your Chynna Phillips-lovin’ Billy and of course, your Born Again Christian,Stephen. They’ve all, at one point or another been controversial for things they’ve said, but recently, Stephen’s career has sailed into a perfect storm of bankruptcy, Jesus-freakiness, and unemployment, that has culminated in the best website we’ve seen in a long time, The Restoration Of Stephen Baldwin.
Run by “someone Stephen nor his staff have ever met”, the site’s sole mission is to raise money for Baldwin, whose career and personal income have hit a low point, no thanks to his Christianity. So sayeth the Q & A on the site “When he became an outspoken Christian in 2002 his income went down by 70% when he refused roles with gratuitous sex and violence.” We sayeth, you should have asked for a higher salary on Bio-Dome, dude, and put that money in the bank. We’re not knocking his beliefs, we’re just skeptical that they’re being blamed for his downfall – look at Mel Gibson, who hasn’t compromised his Christianity. He made the hugely successful Passion Of The Christ and has all the birth-uncontrolled sex he wants in the name of the Lord.
However, if you’re a huge Baldwin fan and feel bad for his financial situation, the site welcomes any and all donations. Just remember, this is the guy who baptized Spencer Pratt on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. If he’s the second coming and Spencer is one of his disciples, we plan to sit this one out. [Photo: Getty Images]
Last night on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, famous celebrity brother Stephen Baldwin walked off the show despite being one of the favorites to win the NBC reality competition. With only five days of jungle torture remaining, Baldwin opted out of the show for undisclosed reasons. News reports claim that he left the show after learning his home in Rockland County, New York was being foreclosed upon, but Baldwin also described a horrifying situation involving bugs laying eggs under his skin that could be to blame.
Baldwin received more than 125 bug bites all over his body while living in the open air of the jungle, and was concerned by two of them that were especially bumpy and large. Speaking to radio program blogtalkradio, Baldwin said:
“I did get to take some time with the medic who explained that in his opinion at that point he didn’t think that it was the ‘implantation of insect larvae into my flesh’, but that – oh gosh – that’s what it could be… So they tested these things and sure enough, Stevie B was ‘pregnant.”
Yes, Stephen Baldwin refers to himself in the third person, and yes, bug eggs were festering under his skin. Baldwin reportedly videotaped the medic removing said larvae as well. Shudder.
Baldwin had endured a lot over the course of his three week stay in the Costa Rican jungle: bug-eating challenges, Janice Dickinson‘s constipation, Spencer Pratt‘s baptism in the river, so whatever it was that forced him out of the jungle must have been pretty awful. [Source: Starpulse; Photo: Getty Images]
With so much reality TV on the air, it’s no surprise that shows have wound up recycling celebs. But which stars keep coming back for more and more punishment? Which have signed on to project after project? Which have actually clocked the most reality shows? Ignoring obvious legends-in-their-own-time as Katie Price, New York and Megan Hauserman, we instead focused on those who seem to hop from network to network, show to show—and sometimes country to country. These stars have all appeared on at least four or more shows, and will undoubtedly do many more in the years to come. Call them reality whores—ready to sacrifice their private lives for your entertainment, again and again.
For all the crapScandalist gives Michael Lohan, we have to commend him for finally using his attention whore powers for good. Bob Venero, president of Future Tech Enterprise, will give $30,000 to Fight For Charity for the privilege of pummeling LiLo’s estranged father in a boxing match on Nov. 24. Stephen Baldwin—the Baldwin brother that made Bio-Dome, found Jesus at the bottom of a bottle and now fights pornography’s “cultural terrorism”—will judge at the event, to be held at the Hilton Long Island. Go Ivan Drago on his ass, Venero! You must break him!