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May 31, 2007

Paula Abdul is pissed over leaked recording

I don't know if I can live in a world that doesn't love Paula Abdul.  I may be a cold hearted snake, but I still love Paula. 

Page Six and Perez Hilton have combined forces to make an ass of Miz Abdul.  Page Six wrote a story about a leaked phone coversation where Paula is crying over a failed relationship with her life-time publicist Jeff Ballard.  On Thursday, Perez Hilton posted the audio for the world to hear.

Paula has been out of the country, and upon returning learned about the leaked recording.  She released a statement to TMZ, and Ms. Abdul is a bit pissed off.

"I am deeply hurt and extremely disappointed that someone has taken a private telephone conversation that I had with my representatives and released it to the media. This is not only illegal but also highly unethical. While I don't feel a need to justify or explain my conversation, even as a public figure I do feel my privacy has been violated and find this action to be unacceptable."

On a lighter note, Paula and her publicst Jeff Ballard are back together.

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Will Lindsay Lohan's parents reunite?

Now that Lindsay Lohan has checked into good ole rehab, her estranged father Michael wants to reunite with Lindsay mom and his ex-wife Dina.

Michael wants Dina to a agree to reunite for Lindsay's sake.  Daddy Lohan believes it is essential to that both parents come together to help Lindsay through her recovery.  Evidently he has organized a meeting through Dina's lawyer, John DiMascio, to discuss what needs to happen. 

"I reached out because we have to put our differences aside and do what's best for Lindsay," Michael told the New York Post. "She's all that matters. If Dina would just get on my page we can be there for Lindsay together. I want to be there for Lindsay, and I can't be stonewalled anymore. This kid needs some real help."

Michael also say that Lindsay needs God in her life and recently told E!Online that his daughter is hooked on OxyContin.

"I spoke to the people treating Lindsay, because I wanted to make sure she was getting the right care. And I'm satisfied they are doing the right thing for her, helping her detox from the painkillers and things. That's a very important step."

Lindsay checked into rehab on Memorial Day, but she is expected to be in Vegas in early June to drink her way to 21!

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A-Rod's wife hits the road


Alex Rodriguez's busy playa lifestyle may have just caught up with him.  On Wednesday, the NY Post exposed A-Rod rolling around Canada with some blond homewrecker, and his wife Cynthia isn't going to stand for it!

That same night, Cynthia packed her shit and left the couple's Upper East Side apartment.  The New York Daily News reports that she avoided reporters and was carrying two suitcases.

Alex Rodriguez has evidently been living a promiscious lifestyle with this Canadian chick on his arm in public and buying gifts for "dancers" in Vegas.

Meanwhile, on the field, A-Rod is disappointing his Yankee fans and teammates.

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May 30, 2007

The Next Best Thing is here!

The Next Best Thing debuted on Wednesday night, and ABC's newest reality show isn't as bad as you might think!

The basic premise is that celebrity impersonators audition to be "The Next Best Thing."  Even though its much more "low-tech" than most other reality shows, the content is juicier than most!

The judges sit behind a tiny table and the room is decked out in tacky blue cloth, but they aren't afraid to be mean and cruel. Comedians Jeffrey Ross, Lisa Ann Walter and Elon Gold are basically everything we want the three American Idol judges to be!  They are harsh bitches.  There is no other way to put it.

Over the next few weeks, The Next Best Thing will audition impersonators from cities all over the country and the finalist will duke it out for the title.  So far we've seen everything from David Letterman to Dolly Parton, but from what I understand there is a lot more to come!

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Fred Thompson quits Law and Order

Earlier today we told you that it looks like former US Senator and Law & Order star Fred Thompson will likely run for president.

Now the actor-turned senator-turned actor-turned presidential candidate has quit his job on Law and Order.  Announcing that he will not return to the show next season is a sure fire way of saying that Fred wants his next office to be oval!

AP Television Writer

Fred Thompson, edging toward a presidential run, is giving up his day job playing a prosecutor on the TV series "Law & Order."

Thompson asked Wednesday to be released from the show after five seasons, series creator and executive producer Dick Wolf said.

"Although he told me he has not made a firm decision about his political future, he felt that given the creative and scheduling constraints of the upcoming season," he should leave "Law & Order," Wolf said in a statement.

The producer lauded Thompson's commitment to "Law & Order" and the new TV movie "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," in which the actor plays a president _ Ulysses S. Grant. The film, which Wolf produced, premiered last Sunday on HBO.

Thompson, 64, a former U.S. senator from Tennessee, has yet to announce he's seeking the GOP nomination but has taken steps toward a summer entry into the crowded field. He has been casting himself in speeches and on the Internet as a Reaganesque conservative.

Thompson, a lawyer,began his acting career with the film "Marie" in 1985, about a high-profile legal case he handled in Tennessee and in which he played himself. His credits also include "In the Line of Fire" and "The Hunt for Red October."


Thompson served in the Senate from 1994 to 2002, resuming his Hollywood career when he left. On NBC's "Law & Order," which has been renewed for its 18th year, he played New York District Attorney Arthur Branch.

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Introducing Dirtyscottsdale.blog


This could be the next big trend... websites that reveal everyone's dirty little secrets.

The website www.dirtyscottsdale.blog started as a bit of a secret in Scottsdale, Arizona pointing out everyone's private info from every boob job, financial status and adverntures of the nightlife vixens.

Over the past week, the website has gotten over a million hits, and the folks behind dirtyscottsdale.blog are showing no mercy.

"It's the Jerry Springer show of Scottsdale," says one loyal fan. Adding another, "Congratulations people, you're making your way to becoming a D-list celebrity in this town."  

Think its funny?  Well be careful, because the creators of dirtyscottsdale.blog are branching out to other cities this summer!

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President Bush in New Jersey

It is May 30, 2007 and the President decides to come visit New Jersey. Out of all the places to make an impact he picks the state that allows same- sex unions. His goal? To try and change those non republicans to republican. Like any of the GLBT in New Jersey are going to change their personal views to please Bush. The conference was held in Edison, New Jersey, and  there were several anti-Bush protestors. Does Bush really feel that another one of his dull speeches will change the opinions of a state that actually accepts the GLBT community? Call me harsh yes, but I will never take Bush seriously. In addition, New Jersey Gay Pride will take place this Sunday at Asbury Park , N.J. I wish Bush would show up to that! What will it take for  Bush to be taken seriously? Maybe if he starts reading his speeches without miss-pronouncing words.

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Mischa Barton is back at it!

Whatever it is that former actress Mischa Barton does these days, she has been cleared to do it again following a weekend freak-out. 

Mischa was rushed to the hospital, and her reps are saying it was because she had an adverse reaction to mushrooms and party drugs  alcohol and antibiotics while attending Nicole Richie's Memorial Day party.

"She is fine now," said a statement from publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnik.

Nicole Richie told Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday morning during Seacrest's morning show that she wasn't around when Mischa freaked out, but says Barton is recovering well.

"She's good. She just mixed antibiotics and alcohol and got sick," Richie said.

Nicole is also doing damage control of her own after the invite she created leaked to the internet.  In the invite she made such statements as, "There will be a scale at the front door. No girls over 100 pounds allowed in. Start starving yourself now. See you all then!!!"

Richie told Seacrest it was meant to be a joke.

"It's a private email. I'm sending it to my friends as a joke. I didn't mean to make it public and I have every right to say what I want to my friends," she said.

"It's not that deep. I wanted to write something that rhymes. I don't even know what to say about it. I'm not a serious person at all and no one thinks that I am."

Richie said she got humorous email response from her friends, but the private invite wasn't meant to be seen by the world!

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'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' breaks world box office records

'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' has beat the record for the biggest worldwide opening in history.  In its first six days of release, Pirates of the Carribean has raked in a whopping $401 million.

"We knew that audiences all over the world were excited to see Johnny Depp and the rest of the fantastic Pirates cast in this latest adventure, but this record-setting response at the global box office has been nothing short of incredible," Walt Disney Studios spokesman Mark Zoradi says. "Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End now has the biggest opening in movie history, and we're extremely proud of that achievement."

The Walt Disney movie has already broken US box office records for the best Memorial Day weekend debut, making $142.1 million.

At World's End wiped out the previous record for best opening set by the release of Spider-Man 3 earlier this year, which made a total of $382 million in its first few days.

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Cops crack down on Hollywood hot spots

Cops in Hollywood are asking the dumbest that I've heard in a while: Was underaged Lindsay Lohan served liquor before her DUI arrest?  No, she got drunk off the fumes from her tacky perfume.  Of course she was served liquor!

Authorities conducting undercover operations at trendy celebrity hot spots in the past few weeks want to know if 20-year-old Lohan was served alcohol before her weekend car crash that ended with DUI charges.

California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control investigators also want to know if Lohan or other celebrities are being served alcohol after hours.  Alcohol can't be served in California after 2 a.m.

Videos show Lohan leaving Hollywood's Les Deux club at 3:30 a.m. and that has investigators asking questions.

Les Deux spokeswoman Marissa Knies said Lindsay had dinner and wasn't drinking. ahahahahahahah!  The hard part for both parties will be proving it!

"Because of the enormous paparazzi presence outside of Les Deux that night, we allowed her to stay late and wait for her friends," according to a statement released by Knies.

If found in violation of the law, Les Duex will get a fine and could lose their liquor license.

Lindsay Lohan is currently in rehab and will go before a judge in August.  She could also face felony charges if toxicology reports can prove that the white powdery substance found in her car was cocaine.  If found guilty, Lindsay could serve time in prison (and we're talking way more than 23 days like her socialite rival Paris Hilton.

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Miss USA falls short in Miss Universe pageant

It just wasn't Miss USA's night Monday during the Miss Universe pageant.  Not only did she fall on her ass during the evening gown competition, but the Mexicans also booed her during the interview round.

Pageant organizers say the boos were not personally intended for Miss USA Rachel Smith, but instead were targeted at the US's policy on immigration along the Mexico border.

"I don't think they are booing because of Rachel," said Donald Trump, co-owner of the Miss Universe pageant. "They are booing because of the immigration policy."

As Miss USA stepped forward, the Mexicans in the crowd started booing and chanting Mexico, Mexico, Mexico.

Miss USA also fell right on her rump during the evening gown competition.  Rachel made the cut and ended up in the top 5, but didn't take home the crown.

Miss Japan was the big winner Monday night!

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Looks like Fred Thompson is running for prez

It looks like the former actor-turned US Senator-turned Law and Order star, Fred Thompson is running for president.  He may as well, because everyone else is!

Thompson served as a republican US senator representing the great state of Tennessee before returning to acting as one of the stars of Law and Order.

Now, USA Today has published a story about Mr. Thompson that reveales he has all but announced that he plans to seek the White House in 2008.

"I can't remember exactly the point that I said, 'I'm going to do this,' " Thompson told USA Today.  "But when I did, the thing that occurred to me: 'I'm going to tell people that I am thinking about it and see what kind of reaction I get to it.'

The article said Thompson is considering several options for a possible formal announcement, and that one scenario has him officially announcing his candidacy over the July 4 holiday.

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Palm Foleo, another gadget I have to have!

In addition to my new found love for Andrew Christian underwear, I am also head-over-heels for this new Palm Foleo.

It is basically a subnotebook that works with your Palm or Windows-based phone.

"the Palm Foleo is a very compact Linux-based computer with Bluetooth and WiFi connections. Unlike the Nokia variants, the Palm Foleo integrates tightly with either a PalmOS-based Palm smartphone, or a Windows-based one," according to the Mobile Gazette.

Sounds very cool!  I can hook it up to my blackjack and keep you guys informed of the latest gossip wherever I go! (Especially if they send me one for free - clicking here might help that!)

This hot new product runs for about 500 bucks and will be available this summer!

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Lisa Ling gets hitched!

Former View co-host Lisa Ling got married over the Memorial Day weekend in Los Angeles.

Ling, who is now a regular on the National Geographic Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Show, married Chicago-based doctor Paul Song on Saturday.

Lisa and Paul got engaged in December, and after a 5-month engagement had an asian-themed wedding with over 500 guests.

According to People, Ling wore a red Vivienne Tam dress for her walk down the aisle.

Lisa ended her previous engagement to entrepreneur Philip Levine in October 2005.

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11 year old kills biggest hog on record

I'm not really big on letting 11-year-old kids run around with guns, but this story blew my mind!

Evidently this 11-year-old kid named Jamison Stone shot and killed a 1,051lb boar near his home in the hills of Alabama.

Jamison says he chased the porker three hours through a hunting reservation near his home, firing his .50-caliber revolver seven times into its skin before finishing it off with a bullet to the head.

They had to tear down trees before they could remove the boar's body.  This is the biggest pig ever tagged on record.

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Lindsay Lohan's boy toy busted with coke and hookers


While Lindsay Lohan is trying to put an end to her wild ways following her DUI arrest, her most recent boy toy was caught on camera doing cocaine with two hookers.

In these pictures, Calum Best is seen doing lines of cocaine while his hired help lounges around his hotel room. Calum, according to the Sun, has a series problem with drugs and promiscuous sex.  The Sun didn't hold back in their report either!

Last night, as Calum prepared to confess his shame to Lindsay, a friend said: “His father George may have been hooked on booze and women, but Calum has fallen to truly sickening depths.”

Lust-crazed Calum — secretly captured on film romping with TWO hookers at a hotel — said: “I’ve been stupid. I regret all of it.

“Whether it’s drink, drugs or women there comes a time when you think, ‘I shouldn’t be doing that.’” The TV Love Island hunk was videoed during a frenzy of drug-fuelled depravity lasting three hours.

Sex toys and a cat-o’-nine-tails whip were used as he:

  • SNORTED lines of cocaine off a glass table while the naked vice girls looked on.
  • LICKED the Class A drug off one hooker’s body and let both women pleasure him at once — before romping with each in turn.
  • SHOUTED at one of them to “take a f*****g line” as drugs were laid out.

Last night part-time model Best, 26, said: “I am a young man and I like to indulge but look where it has got me — I feel ashamed.” In a reference to his playboy father who died an alcoholic, he added: “Maybe it’s genetic.”

But the shocking scenes sully the memory of his dad who died in 2005 aged 59.

The romp was filmed after Calum said he was ready to settle down following a break in the Bahamas with lover Lindsay. His night of lust began last Wednesday at his regular nightclub haunt Chinawhite in London.

He made a beeline for £1,000-a-night hooker Casey James, 23, who works for an escort agency.

She was with a Brazilian pal — also a call girl. Calum — who had slept with Casey before — was invited back to Kensington’s Rockwell Hotel just after 3.30am where he helped himself to wine.

Then he dropped his pants as the girls — who used a rolled-up banknote to snort coke off a glass table — simultaneously pleasured him.

Calum necked vodka and wine as he switched partners or romped with both.

Gripped by lust he used his mobile phone to film a girl pleasuring him — just as he did with MICK JAGGER’s daughter JADE. After nearly three hours the girls asked a complaining Calum to leave — only for him to demand they should “learn some manners”.

Maybe they could give Lindsay and Calum a suite at Promises where Lohan is currently "recovering."

Calum is the son of the son of soccer legend, George Best who died in 2005 at 59 following a lengthy battle with alcoholism.

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Does Taylor Hicks have a new chick?

It looks like the gray-haired American Idol, Taylor Hicks, has a new woman in his life!  The blond mystery woman is WISN "12 News This Morning" anchor Caroline Lyders.

Hicks and Lyders were spotted caught ca-noodling on the beach recently, and it didn't take long for friends, fans and family to identify Taylor's new gal as Caroline Lyders.

In the photos, Taylor Hicks looks toned down and in shape while he and Lyders seem to be preparing to lock lips!

"Yes, Taylor and I are friends," Lyders told OnMilwaukee.blog managing editor Bobby Tanzilo Wednesday morning "and as a journalist I respect your asking. But beyond that, I'd rather not comment on my personal life."

C'mon Lyders, you could have totally given us more than that?!  And here I was starting to think that Taylor Hicks was gay.  Shame on me!

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Niles' Frasier falls out of the closet

David Hyde Pierce (aka Niles on Frasier) has officially fallen out of the closet.  The actor has pretty much kept his private life on the down low for most of his career was outed in a recent article on CNN.

"He worked at Playwrights Horizons, the Public Theater, Shakespeare in the Park and a lot of regional theaters such as the Guthrie in Minneapolis, Chicago's Goodman and Long Wharf in New Haven, Conn. Pierce got to Los Angeles in the early 1990s when his partner, actor-writer-producer Brian Hargrove, wanted to write for television."

The CNN article is actually about his stage life and is about a trillion paragraphs long, so the "outing" is somewhat hidden.  His reps have indeed confirmed that Brian and David are a couple! 

Congrats and welcome to the family David Hyde Pierce!

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A-Rod is S-O-L

Despite the fact that his performance on the fields has put the Yankees in some deep shit, it looks like Alex Rodriguez is SHIT OUT OF LUCK himself!  A-Rod was pictured on the front of the New York Post with a buxom blond, but it wasn't his wife Cynthia.

Not only does Rodriguez have a lot of explaining to do to Cynthia, but he also owes his team an explanation.  On the cover of the Post, A-Rod is seen entering a Toronto strip club with a mystery blond Sunday night.  The Yankees played and lost against the Blue Jays Monday. 

"The cozy duo dined with two pals at a pricey steakhouse late Sunday night," the Post reported, "then headed to a glitzy strip club before making their way to his hotel, where the pair ducked into an elevator and headed upstairs just after midnight."

Evidently A-Rod and his blond guest shacked up at the Four Season while the rest of the Yankees were down the street at the Park Hyatt.

This story has topped headlines and jammed the New York Post website all day long!  There's no avoiding this one Mr. Rodriguez.

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May 29, 2007

Turn the lights out, the party's over...

It's official.  Avalon Saturdays are on their way out.  gaysocialites.blog can exclusively report that John Blair is moving his Saturday night party once again.  The new venue is one that is probably very familiar to most of you.

Beginning June 30th, John Blair and Beto Sutter will take over Splash on Saturday nights.  That's not the end of it.  John Blair will not only promote Saturday nights at Splash, but he will also be a partner in the club.

John Blair tells me that this is an easy fix to a growing problem.  New York mega clubs are having a hard time surviving.  Blair blames City Hall.

"Nightlife in New York is going through a BIG change.  The city is making it very hard for large clubs to stay in business," Blair says. "Avalon will not last, Stereo will be torn down this summer and then there will be only Studio and Pascha.  These too are having problems with the city.  Things will not change until the Mayor does... which is 2 years away," he added.

So while Peter Rauhofer may take the Saturday night spotlight for now with Work at Stereo, John Blair is making a long term move with a formula that he hopes will last.

"We feel Splash is right in the middle... not a big club but not a small one either," Blair explains.

John also tells me that his move to Splash is somewhat of a reunion.  The current manager at Splash, Greg Jones, will be Blair's managing partner.

John and Greg have known each other for a while, nearly 20 years ago they worked together running a gym on the east side.

So if you're a die hard Avalon fan then get all of it that you can, because on June 30th, the party is moving to Splash.

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Lindsay Lohan heads to rehab





Lindsay Lohan has truly learned the road to stardom.  Here's the formula:  party hard, do something really stupid, go to rehab. 

That's right Lindsay Lohan has checked into Promises, the same rehab facility where Britney Spears recently called home.

"Lindsay admitted herself to an intensive medical rehabilitation facility on Memorial Day," her people told TMZ.blog Tuesday afternoon. "Because this is a medical matter, it is our hope that the press will appreciate the seriousness of the situation and respect the privacy of Lindsay as well as the other patients receiving treatment at the facility."

Lindsay was busted for DUI early on Saturday morning after she crashed her car into the curb.  Ms. Lohan was seen out Sunday partying until the wee hours in Hollywood.  I guess this was her going away party to the club scene.

Maybe she'll come out of this as good as Britney spears did!  (sarcasm intended).  This is Lindsay's second stab at rehab.  The first time she treated herself as an out-patient so she could come and go as she pleases. 

This time, it looks like it is for real!  The twenty year is old is expected to stay for at least 30 days.  Hopefully she will be out in time to celebrate Paris Hilton's release from jail party expected at the end of June!

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Nicole Richie's Memorial Day party invite shocker


Nicole Richie is known for her out-there, zany personality, but the Simple Life star may have gone a bit too far with her Memorial Day Party invite.  You know, the one where Mischa Barton was when she rushed to the hospital after doing too many mushrooms experiencing complications from mixing antibiotics and alcohol (because that happens so often.)

The real controversy comes in the aforementioned invite, that In Touch Weekly managed to get ahold of...

From: Nicole Richie < xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxxxxxxx.xxx > To: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Subject: Masha and Nicole's Memorial Day Party Date: Thu 24 Ma 2007 04:29:29 +0000

My fellow Americans its that time of year To celebrate our country by drinking massive amounts of beer Let's stand together as one, live the American dream Take shots, pass out, & wake up with our pants ripped open at the seems Let's glorify this day in your sluttiest tops and your tightest pair of tsubi jeans Even though we have no fucking clue what Memorial Day really means!!

Mashas House
Sunday May 28th, at 2pm
XXXXX Crest Court
Beverly Hills, Ca 90210

There will be a scale at the front door. No girls over 100 pounds allowed in. Start starving yourself now. See you all then!!!

Please make sure to RSVP as this is a large party and we need to keep track of who's coming. Thanks

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Rosie O'Donnell calls out former co-host for lying

Rosie O'Donnell, now former moderator at the View, said this weekend on her blog that she did not think that she would ever speak to Elisabeth Hasselbeck again.  On Tuesday morning's View, the first without Rosie, Elisabeth said she and Rosie had been in correspondence all weekend.  Hasselbeck seemed optimistic that a reconciliation could be in the works.

Rosie O'Donnell, however, is not one to sugar-coat things for the public.  Ro basically calls Elisabeth out to be the lying bitch that she is on the Ask Ro section of her website.

Jennifer asks:

I am sorry this happened. EH says she has been in communication with you A LOT over the weekend, is this true? Lot of Love, Jennifer

To that Rosie responded:

she spoke to kelli
we had one e mail exchange

It looks like Elisabeth has bitten off a bit more than her skinny ass can chew.

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Britney Spears sends out a new message


Britney Spears sent out a new message to fans via her website today.  For the first time in a while, Britney sounds very grounded. 

Could she actually be getting it all back together?

Dear Fans,

I just wanted to reach out to all of you and explain some of the things that I have been faced with recently.

It's so funny how many stories are put out there about people. It's like we all want our side of the story out there as well, but at the end of the day only a few people care to hear what is really going on since the bad is always so much more interesting than the truth. I don't know why, but this is so weird to me. I used to be angry at the tabloids for printing horrible things about me, but now I try to just be numb to what I see. I saw Tyra Banks once get really upset and cry on her show because they made her look fat. We all want a certain image of ourselves out there, and at some point we all do really care what other people think or we wouldn't be here.

Recently, I was sent to a very humbling place called rehab. I truly hit rock bottom. Till this day I don't think that it was alcohol or depression. I was like a bad kid running around with ADD. I had a manager from a long time ago come in and try to direct me and my life after I got my divorce. I was so overwhelmed I think that I was in a little shock too. I didn't know who to go to. I realized how much energy and love I had put into my past relationship when it was gone because I genuinely did not know what to do with myself, and it made me so sad. I confess, I was so lost.

This letter is to not place blame on anyone, although I do see the world with a completely different set of eyes now. Being in that vulnerable state and taken to dinners and parties with friends and finding out later you paid for everything was a huge learning lesson for me. I think the whole problem was letting too many people into my life. You never know another persons intentions or what another person wants. I feel I was too open and looking for answers when I had it all to begin with. I have had to cut so many people out of my life. It is so sad, because if anyone is a family person...it is me. When I was little I remember every night watching movies with my family and feeling so at peace. Dancing and singing all the time just like a little girl should. Now recently I find with my children that I want them to have that feeling all of the time. I am having to face a lot of things right now since I have children of my own. A lot of insecurities from when I was little are coming up again. It is like we are never good enough.

I know everyone thinks that I am playing the victim, but I am not and I hate what is going on right now so much. Maybe this is the reason for this letter...to maybe allow people to look at me differently. It is like when you are a real woman and say what you feel and how you think things are supposed to be, that people just say you are a "bitch."

I feel like some of the people in my life made more of some issues than was necessary. I also feel like they knew I was beginning to use my brain for a change and cut some ties, so they wanted to be in more control of my life than me. I think it is actually normal for a young girl to go out after a huge divorce. I think it was a bigger issue because I had not gone out in such a long time. I am 25 and I do still have a lot to learn, and I am going to make mistakes everyday, and I am sure every mistake I make will probably be on CNN or Good Morning America. I am only human people and I love you for still loving me.

I am sitting here at home and it is 6:25 and both of my sons are asleep. I am truly blessed to have them in my life. Everyday is so surreal. Life in general is so surreal and crazy.

I just hope this letter made some of you think a little bit more of me and where I am coming from. I just want the same things in life that you want...and that is to be happy. It is just so weird because everyone has their own perception of me and how they think I really am. It is so weird how stories are told. There is your side, my side, and the truth. Somebody has to figure it out. I guess we will never really understand or figure out life completely. That's God's job. I can't wait to meet him...or her.

Love, Britney

Quote of the month...
It is ok to disagree with people regarding certain issues. You're not being true to yourself if you succumb to others opinions because you feel guilty.

Britney's come back probability is looking better than ever!

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May 28, 2007

Who will replace Rosie O'Donnell?

There are two more empty seats at the View again!  Now that Rosie O'Donnell has announced that she will not return to the show at all, View fans are wondering who will take Rosie's place?  Don't forget that they never replace Star Jones either.

The buzz is that Kathy Griffin, who was once Barbara Walter's foe, might get the moderator's seat.  Page Six reported over the weekend that Griffin was the front runner.

Kathy claims to be friends with Rosie and told a crowd at Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City during her stand-up show that Rosie left the View because of the decision for technical directors to keep the feud going and adding to the drama with the split screens.

A whole list of hopefuls are hoping to land Rosie's job including Roseanne Bar, Kimberly Clark, Sherry Shepard and even some men like Donald Trump and Perez Hilton have suggested that they could be the next Rosie at the View.

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Kylie Minogue and Michelle Rodriguez make nice


Kylie Minogue and Michelle Rodriguez have a bit of a "history."  Rodriguez was evidently the other woman in Olivier Martinez life for a while when Kylie was dating him.

Cannes has evidently brought Kylie and Michelle back together.  The Sun is reporting that Kylie tried to avoid Michelle all week, but their source says it wasn't so bad when the two women met up.

"Kylie refused to go to the party because she knew Michelle would be there. But they later bumped into each at the Hotel du Cap bar," the insider said.

"Michelle was feeling a bit bold so she made a point of cornering Kylie."

According to the Sun, Kylie and Michelle laughed and drank until the early hours along with New Zealand stunt actress Zoe Bell.

Can't help but notice that they looked a little stoned!  Was the Cannes Film Festival one big smoke out?

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Cincinnati Reds' Ryan Freel rushed to hospital during game

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Ryan Freel was rushed to the hospital on Monday after colliding with right fielder Norris Hopper.

Freel, known for his all-out play, was down for 13 minutes while being examined and was taken off the field on stretcher.

The frightening scene took place in the third inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Freel and Hopper chased a ball hit by Humberto Cota leading off the inning. Freel caught the ball on the warning track and his left arm was run into by Hopper. Freel was twirled around to his left and fell at the base of the wall.

After being examined on the field, Freel was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital.  Reports say Freed has feeling in all of his extremities and is coherent

Hopper remained in the game.

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Mischa Barton hospitalized, but why?

Actress Mischa Barton was evidently rushed to the hospital on Sunday while attending a Memorial Day party at reality star Nicole Richie's best friend's pad.

The big controversy seems to surround the real reason that Mischa wasn't feeling well. 

Barton's publicist says she was treated for a "bad reaction to medication" and that Mischa is at home with her family, "feeling much better."

Perez Hilton has a different story.  Perez is reporting that sources inside the party tell him that Barton did too many mushrooms and a bit of cocaine.  "she thought she was dying," Perez writes.  His source says the incident "was total chaos."

Barton was also rumored to have been smoking a lot of marijuana at Cannes as well.

Is this rock bottom for Mischa?

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Happy Birthday Kylie!

Happy Birthday to gaysocialites.blog's favorite diva, Kylie Minogue.

Miz Minogue has seen her fair share of controversy this year by leaving long time lover Olivier Martinez and hanging out with a married man whose wife later dumped him over the whole fiasco.

The birthday girl has also been spending a lot of time in the US, New York in particular.  Kylie has evidently been recording her new album and planning an American tour.

Today this sexy pop icon turns 39, while she only looks 19 or 20.  We love you Kylie, and a US tour could only make us love you more!!

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America's Next Top Model disses Jamie Kennedy

America's Next Top Model winner Jaslene Gonzales is not afraid to stand her ground!

According to the GateCrashers, comedian Jamie Kennedy ran into Jaslene at Miami hot spot Mokai and used the pick-up line as follows:

"Hey do you want a vodka roofie.

Jaslene quickly threw her hand in the air, flipped her hair and walked away. 

Doesn't Jamie Kennedy know you have to be HOT to get away with something like that?!

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Russian gays take a beating

Gays in Moscow hit the streets this weekend demanding a Gay Pride Parade while Russian nationalists literally hit them!

"We are defending our rights," said a young gay man with a bloody nose from the fights.  He said he was beaten up near the mayors office by a man screaming "Homosexuals are perverts!"

One D-listed homo celebrity even got caught up in the mess.  Richard Fairbrass of the pop group Right Said Fred was punched in the face while trying to speak with reporters.

"We understand this is a gay event and so we came down here today," Fairbrass said before being punched in the face.

The interview was quickly ended after Fairbrass got clocked as blood dripped down his face.

Russia decriminalized homosexuality in 1993, but many citizens still oppose gay tolerance.

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May 27, 2007

Lindsay Lohan's birthday plans soiled by DUI


Lindsay Lohan is not even 21 years old yet, and she already has a DUI and rehab under her belt.  Lohan turns 21 in July and had planned an exiting bash in Las Vegas where she is expected to earn tons of money for simply celebrating her birthday!

Now her biggest sponsor, Svedka vodka, has pulled out following Lindsay's DUI controversy - according to the National Ledger.

I guess it especially important for a liquor sponsor not to condone underage drinking! 

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Enrique Iglesias, Anna Kournokova divorce

Even though Enrique Iglesias never admitted to marrying Anna Kournokova, the couple is evidently now divorced.

Enrique just told Swedish magazine Astonbladet that he's now single and back on the market. Recently, he and Anna have not been spotted together so word of a divorce makes sense.

Enrique has a new album coming out in June.  Even bad publicity is still publicty, ya know!

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Sparks fly surrounding Kylie Minogue's alleged affair

Even if Kylie Minogue is telling the truth by denying her affair with Mexican film director Alexander Dahm, things aren't looking too good for Mr. Dahm. 

Evidently Kylie's new pal has been kicked out of his house by his pregnant wife, Laura, even though Mrs. Dahm denies that her husband is cheating with Kylie.

"It's ridiculous to think there's some sort of affair going on. There isn't. They're only friends, and I'm not worried," she said.

So why did her hubby move back in with his mother?

The Sunday Mirror quoted a source who source who says Mrs. Dahm is instantly pissed over the Kylie affair rumors.

"She went absolutely berserk," the anonymous friend said.

"She is eight months pregnant and had been looking after their three-year-old son while he was gallivanting across Chile."

"He decided it was best to stay at his mum's while she cooled down."

Minogue has also dismissed rumours she was having an affair with Dahm as "offensive".  Many tabloids are also reporting that Kylie has hired a team of professionals to help her locate Mr. Right!

Good luck Kylie!

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Jordin Sparks loses voice, likes new single

The newly crowned American Idol has lost her voice.  With less than one week under her belt, Idol winner Jordin Sparks has evidently strained her vocal cords doing media interviews.

The youngest Idol winner to date, however, remains calm and collected.

"It's been crazy, the day before yesterday I did press all night long until 11:45," Jordin explained. "I did a bunch of affiliate stuff, I did Leno and Ellen. I've had a good time!"

Sparks also told the media that she relates to her new single, "This is My Now."

"It's actually so perfect, because I remember sitting down and listening to the song and thinking about how perfect it was," says Sparks. "Through this whole process, it was something I have been dreaming about. I love singing it because it spoke to me."

Jordin Sparks is from Glenndale, Arizona and is the daughter of retired NFL player Phillippi Sparks.  Jordin was crowned American Idol on Wednesday after beating out Blake LewisIdol says they got a record number of votes for this year's finale even though ratings were low.

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Audiogasm New Music Review: Sandra Colton - "Just Dance"

Anyone who is an avid viewer of Fox's hit TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" will probably recognize the female fireball Sandra Colton from a few season back. Ever since her debut on the show she has been busy, touring the nation gaining fans and performing at big venues like The Viper Room, Key Club, Cabana Club, and White Lotus. Her combination of dance moves and singing voice have gotten her the description of being "a cross between Appelonia, Janet Jackson, Cassie, and Marilyn Monroe." I got my hands on her album "Just Dance" (released February 14th) and had a listen.

The tracks touted as her hit songs are "Boom Crack," "STRUT," and "Sugar," so these are the ones I checked out first. Of the three, "Boom Crack" was the one that stood out as a fun song. It has a hard beat that would be a blast to dance to, and as Sandra is an accomplished dancer, I can see why she chose it.

I do want to make a note, all of the songs on the album were written or co-written by Sandra herself, which is definitely worth mentioning as it seems to be a rarity in the music industry at large, and especially in the R&B category.

But back to the music. While "Boom Crack" offers a great beat and some fun lyrics, in general you can tell that it is Sandra's musical debut. She stays in her head voice (high range for the musically disinclined) for the majority of her singing, hilighting the fact that she has performed as a backup singer/dancer. Her singing is great, though if she brought her vocal tone into the lower melodic range, it could be a whole lot better.

My only other complaint about the album was the lack of melody. Granted, in the musical genre that this album falls into, melody is often foregone for more driving and danceable beats, almost developing the beat itself into a type of melody. But this seems to be the case for the majority of the album. Bringing some more instrumentals and blending them with the great dance beats would add a new dimension to the music, making it a whole lot more listenable.

All that being said, Sandra shows some awesome potential. She has worked her pretty little butt off, forcefully climbing the ladder to musical success . Releasing this debut album will showcase that potential and undoubtedly skyrocket her upward. Once she begins to meet that potential and fill out her musical skills, Sandra will definitely be a musical force to pay attention to.

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May 26, 2007

Video of the Week: Nancy Grace on Paris Hilton

I actually love Nancy Grace.  I love her grouchiness.  I love the way she calls out her staff, and I love it when she takes a bitch-fit on the air.  That makes this our video of the week:

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SIMS coming to big screen

SIMS: The Movie.  I must admit, I love playing the game... but a movie about the animated computer people somewhat scares me.

 "'The SIMS has done an interactive version of an old story, which is what it's like to have infinite power and how do you deal with it.  Given that that's an old story, you can imagine how easily that would translate to traditional story telling," said Rod Humble, SIMS Studio head .

The script is being mastered by Brian Lynch, who wrote "Big Helium Dog" and appeared in "Chasing Amy" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back." 

Still not looking too good...

 Variety reports that Fox has bought the big-screen rights from Electronic Arts.  John David ("Eragon") is heading up the project, while Steve Asbell will serve as the Fox watch dog.

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Rosie is still sharing her view!

Rosie O'Donnell may have decided not to return to ABC Daytime as host of the View, but Ro is still sharing her opinion with her fans via her website.

O'Donnell posted a new video blog on Saturday night at 7:11pm.  In the video, she discusses how her co-video-blogger and head writer Jannette is "in the naughty corner" for drawing mustaches on Elisabeth Hasselbeck's photos while exiting the View.

Rosie talks candidly about the Wednesday meltdown between she and Elisabeth Hasselbeck and also addresses her currently relationship with her former co-host.  Rosie admits she hasn't watched the play-back of the show.  She also denies trashing her dressing room at the View before leaving.

Ro also talks about this Monday's taped show which is Elisabeth's birthday show.  Evidently things were rosie between she and Elisabitch at that time.

O'Donnell also touches on previous fights involving Barbara Walters and Donald Trump.

Rosie is very candid and informal in the video blog.  She looks so rough, because she just returned from a boat ride.

Maybe Rosie could just do her show on her website from here on out!

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Blake Lewis still might beat Jordin Sparks?

Blake Lewis still stands a chance at beating Jordin Sparks.  No, I'm not talking about a rematch for the American Idol title.  I am talking about record sales, fame and ultimately cash.

Winning American Idol isn't really what it used to be.  Yes, the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson is one of the biggest names in music today, but other than Carrie Underwood - no other American Idol winner has come anywhere close to Kelly's success.

Some Idol losers, however, have!  You know that Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson.  She is an Idol loser.  So is rocker Chris Daughtry

Maybe that's why Blake Lewis didn't seem to upset about losing to Jordin Sparks.  The judges even agree.

"I think we suffer from Jennifer Hudson- and Chris Daughtry-itis, which is people who didn't win getting great careers and now a lot of the contestants believed it absolutely doesn't matter," Idol judge Simon Cowell told Entertainment Weekly. "Sometimes there's part of me thinking, 'You genuinely couldn't care less what we're got to say; everything's going your own way now.'"

The winner of success and fortune for this season has yet to be determined.  Often times, producers will release the Idol winner and runner-up singles on the same day.  That's the true test!  Unless you're as talented as Jennifer Hudson - then you just have to hang in there!

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Lindsay Lohan cited for DUI, cops found cocaine


Lindsay Lohan was cited early Saturday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol when her car hit the curb.  Lohan was not arrested, because she was taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

In a press conference later Saturday afternoon, according to TMZ.blog, cops say they found an "unusable amount" of cocaine in her car.  Lt. Mitch McCann of the Beverly Hills Police Department would not say where the drug was found but it was "not on her." 

Lt. McCann said it appeared as if Lohan was speeding and lost control of her car. Lindsay was cited and released and will have to face a judge.

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New book says Bill Clinton planned to divorce Hillary


Bill Clinton was ready to divorce his wife, Hillary, to be with one of his lovers according to a book due out next month.

According to the Daily Mail, Hillary talked Bill out of leaving her by saying  "there are worse things than infidelity".

This story is one of many to be released in two books that detail Mrs. Clinton's rise to the U.S. Senate and her push for the presidency.

Author Carl Bernstein claims in "A Woman in Charge" that the other person in Bill Clinton's life was business executive Marilyn Jo Jenkins.

I hope the authors behind these two new books aren't hoping to hurt Hillary's bid for the White House.  Does anyone else remember how popular she became after the Monica Lewinsky scandal?

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Actress Amber Herd joins the Pineapple Express


Amber Heard is jumping on "The Pineapple Express," has a ticket for "The Pineapple Express," the Columbia Pictures comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

The story following Rogen and Franco's characters who are two stoner pals as they get mixed up with a drug gang.  Heard will play Rogen's girlfriend who convinces him to promise to lay off the marijuana.  Later she discovers that he lied to her.

Heard, who appeared as the young Charlize Theron in "North Country," also stars in Kevin Williamson's CW series "Hidden Palms," which premieres May 30. Amber also stars as the title character in "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane," a horror movie from the Weinstein Co.

"The Pineapple Express" is directed by David Gordon Green and produced by Judd Apatow and Shauna Robertson.

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GaySocialites nominated for HX awards

The critics love us!

The nominees for the HX awards were announced on Friday, and GaySocialites and their affiliates racked up!

Here are our picks for the HX awards.  Please follow the link below for a complete list of nominees and instructions on how to vote for your favorites!  (We will provide a full-list of endorsements next week).

Best New Gay Venue:  RUSH

Best Gay Lounge Night:  HOT MESS @ PORKY'S


Best Small Venue DJ:  VITO FUN

Drag Queen of the Year:  MIMI IMFURST

Go-go Boy of the Year:  BRANDON

You can vote for the HX awards between now and June 11th at www.dlist.blog/hx.

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May 25, 2007

Katie Holmes goes after porn star

So Katie Holmes is evidently suing this girl, Katee Holmes who is has vowed to lose her virginity in an upcoming porn flick.

The New York Post reported that Katie is said to be “fuming” and is seeking legal advice to stop the actress from using her name.

“‘It’s a really cheap shot. Obviously Tom would support Katie in anything she decides to do about it.”

The porn chick has evidently changed her name as a tribute to Mrs. Cruise.  Her rep Shy Love said, “She’s using the name as a tribute to Katie, who has always portrayed innocence in whatever she has done.”

Tom Cruise is going to have a field day with all this!

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Gay Memorial Day Events in NYC

Memorial day is like a gay holiday in New York City, so I hope to see you all out and about this weekend.

Here's where the GaySocialites will be partying this weekend:

Friday:  4 Dollar Fridays

Saturday:  College Night at Notorious Saturdays

Sunday:  Hot Mess at Porky's

I hope to see you out and about this weekend as we party hard in New York City!!

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Ty Pennington pleads no contest to DUI charges

The host of ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Ty Pennington, pleaded no contest to drunk driving charges on Friday.

Pennington had been charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level above the 0.08 percent limit and driving under the influence of alcohol.  The DUI charge was dropped (standard for most first time offenders). 

A judge placed Pennington on three years' probation, restricted his driving privileges for 90 days and ordered him to participate in a 90-day alcohol program and attend a Mothers Against Drunk Drivers meeting.

"I'm happy to bring closure to my recent court proceedings," Pennington said in a statement released by publicist Stan Rosenfield. "Drinking and driving is never acceptable. I have pleaded no contest and will abide by the court's ruling."

Ty could have gotten up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted of the charges by a Superior Court jury.

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Rosie and company trashing the View

So now that we know Rosie O'Donnell will not be returning to the View to finish the three weeks left on her contract at ABC, this story seems a bit more likely.

Page Six reported Friday morning that Rosie went wacko after her on-air feud with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Wednesday.  According to the gossip pages at the New York Post, Ro went back to her dressing room and trashed it before leaving on Wednesday.  That day turned out to be her last day on the View.

ABC denies that O'Donnell trashed her dressing room, but they did confirm that some photos of Elisabeth were defaced.  Evidently Rosie's head writer, Janette, went around drawing mustaches on all of Hasselbeck's pictures.

Don't mess with the "angry lesbian," because you might be biting off more than you can chew.

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Rosie O'Donnell quits the View three weeks early

ABC Daytime announced Friday that Rosie O'Donnell will not be returning to the View

"We had hoped that Rosie would be with us until the end of her contract," said Brian Frons, president of ABC Daytime Television, "but Rosie has informed us that she would like an early leave. Therefore, we part ways, thank her for her tremendous contribution to The View and wish her well."

Rosie was expected to leave the show at the end of her contract in June, but after this week's blow-up she isn't returning. 

View creator Barbara Walters spoke highly of O'Donnell despite her early split.

 "Rosie contributed to one of our most exciting and successful years at The View. I am most appreciative. Our close and affectionate relationship will not change," Walters said.

Despite the rough week, Rosie spoke just as highly of the show and her co-hosts.

"It's been an amazing year and I love all three women," O'Donnell added.

O'Donnell was off Thursday to celebrate wife Kelli Carpenter's 40th birthday. Friday's show was pretaped.

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Dr. Martens drops Kurt Cobain, dead rockers ad

The head of Dr. Martens has apologized to Courtney Love and yanked an ad featuring her late husband Kurt Cobain after Love put her foot down over the shoe company's latest British ad.

In the ad that Love complained about, Cobain is sitting on a cloud wearing all white and a pair of black Dr. Martens. 

The shoe company says they also canned the ad agency that came up with the dead rock icons campaign that also incuded Six Vicious of the Sex Pistols, Joe Strummer of the Clash and Joey Ramone of the Ramones.

"Dr. Martens is very sorry for any offense that has been caused by the publication of images showing dead rock icons wearing Dr. Martens boots," the company said in a statement to E! Online. "Dr. Martens did not commission the work as it runs counter to our current marketing activities based on FREEDM, which is dedicated to nurturing grass roots creativity and supporting emerging talent.

"As a consequence, Dr Martens has terminated its relationship with the responsible agency."

I guess you just don't want to fuck with Courtney Love.

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Isaiah Washington loves gay people

Isaiah Washington debuted his new anti-gay public service during Thursday night's episode of Grey's Anatomy

This PSA comes after Washington called fellow Grey's star T.R. Knight a "faggot" on set.  In a January meeting with Neil G. Giuliano, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and Kevin Jennings, founder and executive director of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Isaiah apologized for his use of an anti-gay slur.   As he result Washington starred in the PSA that ABC paid for.

According to EOnline TV reporter Kristin Veitch, Washington will not return to Grey's Anatomy next season, "I've now heard from various reliable sources that Isaiah has been taking meetings in New York and Los Angeles in search of a new job that would take place during the coming TV season, so it certainly appears that Isaiah's Grey's days are over. Insiders at ABC tell me "not everyone will be coming back" to Grey's this fall, and although T.R. Knight's fate was also left hanging in the balance after the season finale, I'm hearing that he's gonna be back but like I said, Isaiah looks to be a goner."

It's the year of the gay, I tell ya! Pay back's a biotch!

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A treat for the Kylie fans

Our publisher Anthony Lago is a HUGE Kylie Minogue fanatic, and well - who doesn't love Kylie.  Here's a treat for all of you Kylie lovers out there. 

The unreleased demos hit the web this week, and of course, Anthony got his hands on them.

  • Stars - Written by Kylie Minogue, Richard Stannard, Julian Peake & Paul Harris - From the [working title] Kylie X Recording Sessions. Recorded in 2006
  • Fall For You - From Body Language Recording Sessions in 2003
  • Sensitized - From Body Language Recording Sessions in 2003 - Samples "Bonnie & Clyde" by Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg 

  • In My Arms - From the [working title] Kylie X Recording Sessions. Recorded in 2006  

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Girl steals schooling from Stanford

Today's news of the weird is also somewhat creepy.  Imagine living in a college dorm with a roommate who had snuck their way into the school by tricking a lot of people.  Oh, and also imagine that it's one of the nations more prestigious schools.

That's exactly what happened at Stanford University when a young lady who went by the name Azia Kim attended the school with room and board for free.  The police arrested the 18-year-old imposter from Orange County, Calif. on Monday when her resident advisor caught on to her scam.

Kim lived in two different dorms, studied for exams that she never had to take and fooled everyone from dorm-mates to housing officials.

It reminds of the FX show, the Riches.

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Mary-Kate lands Weeds job sans Ashley

In case everyone doesn't already know, I love the Olsen Twins!  It's sad, but true...

That's why I'm very excited to report that Mary-Kate Olsen has landed a job on one of my favorite shows, Weeds.  Unfortunately, Ashley won't be along for the ride. 

The twins are branching out to solo work!

In her first major role without Ashley by her side, Mary-Kate will play Tara, a devout Christian girl living in the community of Majestic who becomes a love interest of Nancy Botwin's (played by Mary-Louise Parker) son Silas (played by Hunter Parrish).

Olsen will appear in 10 of the 15 episodes when the series' third season premieres Aug. 13.

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May 24, 2007

K-Rock is back in NYC!

Many New Yorkers who were listening to WFNY-FM (92.3) on Thursday afternoon got a huge surprise as the station returned to its old Rock format dropping the Talk News that it had adopted along with its new call letters, WFNY-FM.

The station will once again be known as K-Rock and is adopting the old call letters WXRK.  The station made the announcement just after 5pm when they played “All Apologies,” by Nirvana.

This leaves several on-air personalities unemployed!  As a matter of fact, K-Rock is only keeping “Opie & Anthony” who are currently on a 30 day suspension.  That leaves stand-up comic Nick Di Paolo, Ron & Fez and "the radio chick" Leslie Gold without jobs.  “The Dog House With JV and Elvis,” was canned earlier this month after they broadcast a six-minute prank phone call to a Chinese restaurant punctuated with ethnic and sexual slurs.

Tom Chiusano, who has been general manager of the station in its various incarnations for two decades, said that the change from the Free FM format to K-Rock was purely a business decision.

“K-Rock will be a better, more profitable radio station than Free was going to be,” Mr. Chiusano said. “It’s as simple as that. It will be better rated, with better revenue.”

I say we keep blaming Imus!

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Donald Trump sides with Rosie O'Donnell


Donald Trump wants to be a part of the View VERY VERY badly.  I'm sure Barbara Walters isn't calling him up to take one of the empty chairs around her glass ABC table, so Trump just blabs about what happens on the View every time a reporter will listen.

Trump spoke out on Wednesday and Thursday about the blow-up this week between Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

This time, the Donald, is siding with Rosie!

"Elisabeth Hasselbeck, I've always said she's probably the dumbest person on television, but when she called me . . . obnoxious, she was probably right," Trump told Extra TV.

Donald also said that Elisabeth is "an imbecile" for supporting the war in Iraq.

I bet Trump saves ABC a ton on promotions for the View.  He is totally obsessed!

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So You Think You Can Dance kicks off

Fox just doesn't give us any time for transition do they?  Thursday night kicked off the third season of So You Think You Can Dance, one day after Jordin Sparks was crowned American Idol.

So You Think You Can Dance is American Idol's sister show that picks the best dancer in America just as Idol does for singers.

So You Think You Can Dance's format is a lot like American Idol as they producers dedicate the first few shows to illustrate how hard it is to find good dancers and to make fun of those who really on think they can dance.

Benji Schwimmer was voted last season's America’s Favorite Dancer and received $100,000, a new car and a contract to appear in Celine Dion's “A New Day” show at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

The next episode of SYTYCD will take up all of Fox's Wednesday line-up airing from 8pm-10pm EST on Fox.

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Who is Sanjaya Malakar, really?

Is Sanjaya Malakar a fake?? 

First, I have to give Sanjaya some credit.  Over the past 24 hours, this video of Sanjaya Malakar hit the internet.  In the video Sanjaya claims his name is Bill Vendall, a 25 year old graduate student, who created the character of Sanjaya Malakar as a part of his thesis at Rhode Island School of Design.

Earlier today, Sanjaya admitted to Fox News that he was NOT Bill Vendall.  He said it was all a joke, but you have to give credit where credit is due!

"That was just fun, I was just having fun. And I guess people believed me. But no my name is not Bill Vendell, my name is Sanjaya Malakar," he told Fox News.

Sanjaya Malakar managed to be the jester or clown if you will throughout this season's American Idol competition.  This video just made me realize that Sanjaya (or Bill) is just like me -- a big ole publicity whore!

Let me point out one more thing... for those of you who doubted that Sanjaya was gay... look at the blonde princess behind him.  That's a flamer, and Sanjaya is a flamer too!  Can we admit that now that American Idol is over??

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Did Apolo Anton Ohno deserve to win Dancing with the Stars

Apolo Anton Ohno was the big winner on this year's Dancing with the Stars.  Ohno and his professional dance partner Julianne Hough get to take home the tacky little disco ball trophy.  That stupid trophy, free publicity and bragging rights are about all you get for winning Dancing with the Stars; but some fans seem to think the judges along with America's vote crowned the wrong winner.

Laila Ali took third place, but she seems to have very solid fan base.  One Ali fan wrote to gaysocialites.blog saying Ali was the most improved and deserved to win.

"It is obvious that Laila Ali did the best job as the show progressed getting better and better every week.  I really would have liked to see her win." - Anton/ Brooklyn, NY

Joey Fantone came in second place, and the former NYSNC member's fans seem to be most angry. 

"This is ridiculous.  Joey looked good and was a sharp dancer.  He really deserved to win!!" - Chris R/ Los Angeles, CA

This is the fourth season of the American version of the show. Past champions are soap-opera star Kelly Monaco, NFL record-holder Emmitt Smith, and former 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey.

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Audiogasm Pre-Release Music Review: Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad"

Even though my musical tastes tend to gravitate toward classical, classy sounding jazz styles, upbeat pop, or alternative rock, I sometimes come across an R&B or rap flavored artist that I really like, and Rihanna was definitely one of them. Her singles "Pon De Replay," "SOS," and "Unfaithful" seemed to catch my ear and sing along every time I heard them, still holding a well-listened-to spot in my iTunes library. So, of course, when I recieved an advance of her new album "Good Girl Gone Bad" (slated to be released on June 5th, 2007 on Island / Def-Jam Records) I was ready to take a listen.

As usual, I like to get an inital feeling of the album based on it's cover art. The black and white picture or Rihanna in a slim white dress looks quite classy, and is visually very crisp. Definitely a different cover theme from her previous albums.

The single circulating the airwaves at the moment is her song "Umbrella," which she performs with Jay-Z. Overall it is a pretty good listen, even though the grammar snob in me cringes when she pronounces umbrella as "um-ba-rella."

When the sun shines
We’ll shine together
Told you I'll be here forever
That I'll always be your friend
Took an oath Imma stick it out 'till the end
Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we still have each other
You can stand under my Umbrella

If asked to choose my favorite song from this album, I'd be hardpressed to choose just one. A rare quality in a lot of mainstream music, most of thetracks have something unique to each of them that makes me like a lot of them. Based on the music alone, I would have to choose "Lemme Get That" becauseof it's reggaeton beat and sexy feel. But "Don't Stop the Music" has a distinctly electronica/pop feel to it, with a club style backbeat that will probably become a hit in dance clubs around the nation. You might find that the backup singers in the far background are singing something many might think is familiar too...

All in all, Rihanna's new release "Good Girl Gone Bad" is actually an impressive third album. Most of the tracks have a great beat that you can rock out to, and it is an album I would love to take to the gym with me with it's energy. Rihanna hasn't disappointed me with her performances yet, and this album definitely won't be the one to do that.

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May 23, 2007

American Idol Jordin Sparks: Did America Get it Right?

Jordin Sparks is the new American Idol!  Jordin beat out Blake Lewis for the Idol title on Wednesday night.

American Idol registered a record number of 74 million votes for both Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis on Tuesday night.

Sparks sealed the deal with the final performance on Tuesday night when she debuted her new single, "This is My Now."

Up next, both Jordin and Blake will join the other top 10 American Idol contestants for a summer tour.

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And the American Idol is Jordin Sparks

Congratulations to the newest American Idol Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks became the youngest person to ever win the title of American Idol on Wednesday night.  Sparks, 17, of Glendale, Arizona blew the crowd away with her rendition of "This is My Now."

"You just wiped the floor with Blake [Lewis]," Idol judge Simon Cowell said on Tuesday night.

"This Is My Now" will be Jordin Spark's first single.  The tune was picked by viewers in an online American Idol songwriting contest introduced this season, along with two other songs of their choice.

If you missed Jordin's performance of "This Is My Now," you can watch it here. 

Jordin Sparks is the sixth person to win the American Idol title.

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Hero loses a million, gets another Jeep


New York City's subway hero Wesley Autrey went for the million bucks Monday night on NBC's Deal or No Deal but walked with only $25... and another brand new Jeep Patriot.

I must admit that I wanted Autrey to win, and I sat through an entire episode of Deal or No Deal for the first time Monday night. 

If you're wondering why Autrey didn't seem to surprised to get a Jeep, it's because he has already gotten one.  The subway hero was presented with a Jeep Patriot before they even started making them.  Now, he has two!

Wesley Autrey became famous for jumping on the tracks of an oncoming subway train in January to save a man who had had a seizure and fallen off the platform.  Since then he has basically become a star and hero to many.

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Bachelor pick Tessa Horst denies spoiler report

The New York Post called it a last month that Tessa Horst would get the final rose on the Bachelor.  The Post also reported that Tessa spilled the beans to them saying that Lt. Andy Baldwin proposed, but Tessa declined.

Tessa says that simply isn't true.  We now know that Lt. Andy's final rose did go to Tessa, however she did not "decline" his proposal.  Horst says she has no idea where the Post got their story.

"Yes, these rumors going around with The New York Post... I think that was an absolute fabrication," she said.  "I never spoke about the show in public, and [the rumor] wasn't even true!  It said that I turned down the proposal... and so we're moving past that."

For this installment of the Bachelor, Officer and a Gentleman, ABC didn't seem too concerned about keeping the winner a secret.  When ABC revelealed their 2007-2008 rundown, they accidently showed a picture from the final show where Tessa and Andy embrace.

The New York Times was quick to point it out.

"And if you don't know what that means -- the embrace -- ignore it; but if you do, you're a very loyal ABC fan, and yes it was a spoiler. At least I assume it was. Sorry about that," The New York Times television critic Virginia Heffernan wrote in a blog entry about last week's ABC "upfront" presentation.

Andy and Tessa say they are still together, but they plan to take it slow now that the show is over.

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Lane Garrison pleads guilty, faces prison

From starring in Prison Break to serving time in prison for manslaughter.  That's the story for actor Lane Garrison these days.

At an arraignment on Monday Garrison pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter in connection with the death of teenager Vahagn Sedian in December.

Sedian was a passenger in the Land Rover that Garrison was driving when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed after leaving a Christmas party.  Garrison's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when they tested him for drink driving at the scene. 

"Lane is very sad about the accident," Lane's attorney Harlan Braun said.

Lane Garrison could face up to 5 years behind bars.

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Stone Phillips dropped from NBC's Dateline

When you tune in to Dateline to laugh at the child predators next season, you won't see NBC's 15-year veteran, Stone Phillips in the anchor seat.

Phillips' contract will not be renewed when it expires later this year, leaving "Today" co-host Ann Curry as the sole anchor of the NBC news magazine, which recently was renewed for Saturdays this fall and Sundays after football.

Stone Phillips released the following statement:

"I'm profoundly appreciative of the many friends and colleagues, past and present, who have been a part of the 'Dateline' family," Phillips said. "This is a great news division with a bright future. I wish the people of NBC News all the best."

Phillips' departure is only one of a many cuts mandated.  "NBC Nightly News" weekend anchor John Siegenthaler also got the boot earlier this year.

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Rosie and Elisabeth errupt on the View (with video)

Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are known for being arch rivals every morning of the View, then acting buddy-buddy when the cameras stop rolling.  After Wednesday's intense fight over Iraq, the Rosie-Elisabeth friendship may be over for good!

Fellow co-host Joy Behar brought up a “factual” list of reasons why George Bush should be removed from office. Things got really heated as Joy went through her list and Elisabeth Hasselbeck began interrupting Behar. Here is the full video:

“I listened to you yesterday,” Joy said to Elisabeth demanding that she stop interrupting.

Hasselbeck continued to speak over Behar as she read the list, and that's when all hell broke loose as Elisabeth ended with “the enemy is in Iraq.”

“You just said our enemy is in Iraq . . . Did Iraq attack us,” Rosie probed Elisabeth.

“No,” Hasselbeck responded. “I’m saying Al Qaeda.”

Rosie said Republicans have suggested that she believed US troops were terrorists. As the discussion continued, the show put the two hosts up on a split screen view (pictured above).

As the fight got more heated, O'Donnell put Hasselbeck on the spot.  That led to Elisabeth telling Rosie that she was no Donald Trump.

“No, no, no we’re not because we have a lot more time,” O’Donnell said as guest host Sheri Shepard tried to toss to commercial.

“That’s why I’m not going to fight with you anymore because it’s absurd, so for three weeks you can say all the Republican crap you want.”

“It’s much easier to fight someone like Donald Trump because he is obnoxious,” Elisabeth said as the audience gasped.

“I never fought him,” Rosie retorted. “He fought me. I told a fact about him. He didn’t like it.”

“I asked you if you believe what the Republican pundits were saying,” Rosie noted. “You said nothing and that was cowardly.”

“Don’t call me a coward,” Hasslebeck exclaimed. “I sit here every day and open my heart and tell people exactly what I believe... It was not cowardly. It was honest... asking a rhetorical question? That is cowardly. I need a drink of water, let’s go to commercial.”

So much for taking it easy on Elisabitch, huh Ro?

Rosie O'Donnell will be leaving the show at the end of June blaming contract negotiations.

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Nichole Richie's reps say she is NOT in rehab

Nicole Richie's reps say she is NOT in rehab. 

Rumors spread earlier in the week that Paris Hilton's Simple Life co-star was "back in rehab."  Her publicist says that isn't the case.

"Yes, she did go see her therapist, but she is sober," Richie's rep Nicole Perna told E! News. "Sobriety is an ongoing process. She is not in rehab, and is home in Glendale."

Paris and Nicole have kept their names in the headlines for a while now.  If isn't Paris headed to jail for violating her DUI probation, it's Nicole getting pulled over for driving down the freeway going in the wrong direction.

Shooting on the fifth season of The Simple Life is complete. The new season premieres on E! this Monday. Paris will report to jail shortly after.

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Congrats to Apolo Anton, winner of Dancing with the Stars

Congratulations to Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton and his professional dance partner Julianne Hough for winning Dancing with the Stars!

Ohno beat out former NSYNC'er Joey Fantone and partner Kym Johnson  who finished second and Layla Ali who finished in third place with partner Maksim Chmerkovsky on Tuesday night's finale show.

"I feel amazing," said Ohno, whose athleticism shone through as he mastered complex dance moves. "If you put your mind to something, you give 100 percent ... anything is possible."

Ohno, a two-time gold medalist in the Winter Olympics, was in the lead after being awarded 88 points by the show's three judges in the two-night finale.  That put he and Hought two points ahead of Fatone and Johnson and three points ahead of Ali and Chmerkovsky.

But it was a public telephone vote that sealed their victory and sent Ohno home with the tacky disco-ball trophy.

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American Idol - The final countdown

We're only a few hours away from the start of the long-and-drawn out American Idol two-hour finale show.  Will it Jordin Sparks or Blake Lewis?  All signs are pointing to Jordin.

Do you remember on Idol's third season when Fantasia Barrino and Diana DiGarmo faced off?  It was pretty apparent that Fantasia was the American Idol after she blew Diana out of the water with her rendition of "I Believe"... still one of my favorite songs ever!

On Tuesday night, it seems that Jordin Sparks did the same thing with Blake Lewis.  Her first single will be called "This Is My Now." 

Jordin and Blake each sang the song submitted by aspiring song writers, and it doesn't seem like the fans are too crazy the song itself. 

After Jordin's final performance, the Idol judges basically sealed the deal that Sparks would be the sixth American Idol after Blake Lewis under-performed all night.

The top 10 contestants and some former Idols will all probably be around for Wednesday night's finale.  If you can sit through the two hour show, then you're definitely a die-hard Idol fan!

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There she blows...

Porn actress Barbie Cummings claims she got out of a speeding ticket by performing oral sex on a Tennessee Highway Patrol Office.

I love it when news of the weird comes from my homestate!  It makes me sooo proud to be a Tennessean!!

Here's how Barbie says it went down.  Cummings says that state trooper James Randy Moss pulled her over for speeding and agreed to ignore some "happy pills" found in her car in exchange for a blow job.

Cummings whose real name is Justis Richert says she has proof of her claim.  Evidently Trooper Moss sent Barbie photos and video of the roadside porn.  Barbie also has a copy of the speeding ticket, all of which she posted on her blog.

Barbie also posted these explicit details on her blog that has since been removed.

"I tell him I make dirty movies," Cummings wrote.  "He says he wished he had gotten into the industry."  From there, she said Moss asked, "what does it cost for someone like me to get anything like you."

Obviously 'someone like' Barbie isn't worth much!  Moss has been suspended.  Barbie isn't answering her phone.

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May 22, 2007

Angelina Jolie doesn't plan to work in 2008

Wouldn't it be nice to take a whole year off work?  That's exactly what Angelina Jolie says she plans to do after wrapping up a busy year.

"I'm working this summer. I'm in Prague for a few months, then I take two months off, then I work for two months," Jolie told People magazine while promoting A Mighty Heart at the Cannes Film Festival. "And then I take a year off."

Jolie plans to take 2008 off work so she can spend time with her kids, Shiloh, Maddox and Zahara.  I bet she and boyfriend Brad Pitt will pick up at least one or two more kids while Angie isn't working. 

Jolie, a Goodwill Ambassador, says she will continue her campaign for justice around the world, even though there have been concerns for her safety: "I don't want to live inside a box. I will be smart, but I will lead a very bold life, and I will learn about the world."

The Jolie-Pitts are American royalty!

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Is Kevin Spacey gay?


Kevin Spacey is pretty darn femine, and upon first glance my gaydar went off like mad! 

But it's this quote that makes me wonder if Mr. Spacey is ready to tell the world of his homosexuality!

"I'm living my life how I choose. In no way, shape, or form am I hiding, or am I terrified. I'm having the time of my life living my life. ... I don't think any degree of bizarre social pressure or media intrusion [means] I have to participate," Spacey told Gotham magazine.

All signs point to gay for Mr. Kevin Spacey.  Not that there's anything wrong with that!

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Tom and Suri Cruise visit Katie Holmes on set (w/ cute picture!)

That Suri Cruise is one cute little critter!  Here's a picture of play peek-a-boo between daddy, Tom Cruise's, legs. 

Tom and Suri are in Shreveport, La. to visit Mrs. Cruise aka Katie Holmes on the set of her new movie Mad Money.

Those working on the set with Holmes  seem to be in love as Mrs. Cruise shows up with lots of goodies each Friday including pizza, cupcakes and ice cream.  How motherly!

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Jordin Sparks favorite to win going into finale week

This year's American Idol has probably been one of the best yet.  It's been hard to pick a favorite through out, and with the front-runner eliminated two great singers remain. 

Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis made it past Melinda Doolittle, Lakisha Jones and even Sanjaya Malakar for the chance to compete for the sixth title of American Idol.

In an unofficial poll conducted by gaysocialites.blog and Blogpoll, at the time of this post Jordin Sparks is the favorite to win the American Idol crown by 86% of the vote with over a thousand votes cast.

It seems to be that way across the board.  Last year's Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee said she cheering for Blake Lewis, but she expects Jordin Sparks to win.

"I hope that Blake wins. He is amazing!" But even though Blake's her pick, "I think that the person that will actually win is Jordin. Her voice is huge and incredible and she is so young."

Keep in mind we haven't seen their final performances yet, so gaysocialites.blog will conduct another poll after Tuesday's performances to see if you still think Jordin should win.

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Dancing with the Stars still any one's game

It was a great night for the three finalists on Dancing with the Stars as ABC aired the first part of the two day finale.

Olympic skater Apolo Anton Ohno and former 'NSync member Joey Fatone rocked the judges for the freestyle round while Laila Ali got the best scores in the ballroom round.

Ohno lead the judges scoring round with a 58 but don't forget that with ABC's wacky voting formula, the viewers votes can change everything!

Ali, Fantone and Ohno have all worked really hard for the title.  Ohno is the most natural dancer of the two while Ali and Fantone seem a bit more competitive. 

I guess we'll see on the season finale of Dancing with the Stars airs on Tuesday night on ABC.

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Anna Nicole Smith at Cannes (video included)

Anna Nicole Smith has one more chance for a hit at the box office or straight to video or however her new movie "Illegal Aliens" lands before our eyes. The video here is the trailer for the movie that was released last August before Anna Nicole died.

This week it the movie which features Anna Nicole in a "Charlie's Angel"-style trio formed "when three aliens morph into super-hot babes and arrive to protect the earth from the intergalactic forces of evil" hit Cannes this week.

Whether or not the producers can be accused of cashing in on Smith's untimely death, they certainly make no attempt to minimize Anna Nicole's part and at one point in the movie, the three heroines recline on a sofa, watching the real Anna Nicole Smith on television.

Smith, of course, died of an overdose on Feb. 8 in Florida.  She is buried in the Bahamas beside of her late son Daniel.

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May 21, 2007

Out with the new, in with the old. Are Avalon Saturdays ending already?

If you're in love with the new Saturday nights at Avalon in New York, then you had better soak it all in and not miss a week!

gaysocialites.blog has EXCLUSIVELY learned that Avalon is on its way out again.  As we first reported during Avalon's grand re-opening, the former church-turned-historic-nightclub is slated to be rezoned as retail space and remodeling could start later this year.  With that weighing in the back of promoter John Blair's mind, when the right venue comes along an instant move only makes sense.

gaysocialites.blog has also learned that Roxy is coming back!  The demolition to tear down the former Saturday night strong-hold has been delayed, and the building/ land owners plan to allow Roxy management to reopen the club until it is torn down.

Next magazine is reporting that Roxy veteran Jason McCarthy is already back in the building preparing for a reopening.  Our source who wishes to remain anonymous tells gaysocialites.blog that John Blair and his partner Beto Sutter are making plans to rejoin McCarthy abandoning Avalon to reopen Roxy.

The big question is: Is it too late?  Many of John Blair's loyal Roxy patrons seem to have found a new home with Blair's former confidant Peter Rauhofer who has started his own party at Stereo.  It doesn't look like Team Rauhofer is too intimidated by the possible move.

"NYC GAY SATURDAYS: ...there really  isn't a competition, as the major parties have each found their respective niche... there is room for everyone now- and this is helping NYC again secure the position of Nightclub Capital," Derek Graves, Peter Rauhofer's rep told gaysocialites.blog.

Maybe this is why Rush fired Tony Gambino when they did?  The club formerly known as Heaven was sold to a new set of owners, and the new management is doing everything they can to remove the "Heaven stigma."  

Their first major step in creating a new club where the old Heaven stood was to remodel and modernize the worn down space.  The next major move happened last week when the new owners fired Tony, the man who proudly took the credit for creating Heaven.  

The new Rush owners got their chance to prove that the 18 and over crowd would welcome a Tony-less party.  They tell me that the bars rang higher than they have under Tony's recent run and it was obvious by the flood of hot twinks and twenty-somethings that Tony's negative promoting had failed.  Gambino put a lot of time and effort into spreading the false word that Rush was now a straight venue. Maybe if he would have dedicated as much time to the party as he did to his negative smear campaign, then he wouldn't be in this position anyway. The icing on the cake was when an announcement inside the club that "It's true Tony got fired" was following by a huge applause and standing ovation.

It seems that Avalon's short run was the perfect opportunity for Heaven to transform into Rush.  This could pave the path for Alan Picus to return if Roxy doesn't welcome his 18 and over followers.

Does this mean the people have spoken, and they want more of the same?  Let the grown ups party all night under the lights at Roxy while the twinks get a newly remodeled Heaven to Rush to? It definitely appears that way.

It's going to be a crazy summer, even if it is reminiscent of last year!

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Weekend of Fun

This was one wild weekend.  From trashy boys at 4Play Fridays to a million texts, calls and emails trying to combat bad-publicity-turned-good on Saturdays to partying with celebs and 80's pop stars on Sunday.  I need some rest!!

Fridays of course are now reserved for 4Play Fridays, and you wouldn't believe the energy at this party.  Everyone always seems to be having so much fun, and with both floors open - the music variety was like nothing we've ever seen under that roof!  Brandon even pulled out his keg and made sure everyone was good and drunk by the time morning rolled around.

On Saturday, the GaySocialites were back at Rush despite the fact that Tony "Gambino" got fired and tried to bash the party by lying to everyone and telling them the club is straight now.  I guess karma really does bite you in the ass.  Didn't he realize that would TOTALLY kill any speck of credibility he has left?  Maybe he just doesn't care. 

Regardless, there were more people there this Saturday than there has been in a while. For the first time in recent years, this NOTORIOUS party didn't stop until the sun was up.

You know my philosophy, even bad publicity is still publicity.

Sundays should really be the first day of the weekend, because things keep getting wilder and wilder at Porky's.  This party truly is a Hot Mess packed with hipsters, former twinks, Chelsea boys and celebs.

Steve Sidewalk and Adam gave away tons of Andrew Christian underwear, debuted Adam Joseph's Faggoty Attention music video and even supplied a late night serenade by 1980's pop singer Tiffany singing her song "I Think We're Alone Now."  I also spotted Marc Jacobs seemingly reunited with former boy toy Jason Preston dancing the night away behind the VIP ropes while porn star Ben Andrews tried on undies with the go-go's at the bar.

You never can tell what will happen next Sunday at Porky's.  Things there just keep getting crazier and crazier.

Next week is Memorial Day Weekend.  It's definitely one of my favorite times to be in the city! 

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Paula Abdul broke her nose on a chihuahua

Paula Abdul has something new to wear for the American Idol finale this week... a broken nose.

The Idol judge evidently broke her nose while trying to avoid stepping on her tiny chihuahua.  Paula was not hospitalized, but a broken nose is never a pretty thing.

We don't know whether or not Paula will miss the American Idol finale week to stay home and heal.

The dog's health is unknown.

Fellow Idol judge Simon Cowell is bound and determined to give Abdul hell over this one!!

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David Hasselhoff gets custody of his kids!


     Despite the video of David Hasselhoff rolling around on the floor trying to eat a cheeseburger, the Hoff is still the least wacky of the kid's parents.  A judge has granted Hasselhoff custody of the two kids and stripped their mother Pamela Bach of her custody rights.

Hasselhoff got his custody right restored after agreeing to take an alcohol test, but Bach refused to be tested so the judge yanked her rights.

Evidently Hasselhoff landed full custody after it was revealed that Bach was abusive to the two girls.

Say a prayer for these kids, please!

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, American Royalty in Cannes


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie looked like American Royalty when they arrived in Cannes on Monday for the premier of her film “A Mighty Heart." Brad is also in Cannes promoting Ocean's 13.

Brad and Angelina looked stunning and very proper as they arrived on the red carpet.

Despite rumors that Brad is starting to age rather quickly due to the stresses of being a dad and high profile boyfriend, both Brad and Angie kicked off this week by looking smoking hot in Cannes!

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Anna Nicole Smith's sister hassled at grave site

Anna Nicole Smith's estranged half-sister Donna Hogan is trying her best to get some free PR for her book "Train Wreck" about Anna Nicole.

Donna recently took a highly publicized trip to Anna Nicole's grave site.  She took Inside Edition along as she almost turned away.

According to the graveyard attendant, Howard K. Stern (who owns the plot where Anna Nicole and Daniel are buried) has given strict orders to only allow Dannielynn, Larry Birkhead and Anna Nicole's mother Virgie Arthur to visit the grave.

After an exchange of words, the graveyard's supervisor allowed Donna to go visit Anna Nicole's grave.  Inside Edition reports that Donna was mad because Anna Nicole's grave was unmarked.  She also told the TV tabloid that she was upset because nothing was on Daniel's grave at all.

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Is Britney Spears a lesbian?

We've been reporting a lot about Britney Spears' "comeback" impromptu tour, but have you ever wondered what the "Toxic" singer does after the shows?  Well, she may be doing other women.

After lip syncing for a while on Sunday night at Mansion in Miami, Britney went back to her hotel room before heading back out on the town.  Spears and her back-up dancers evidently went back to Mansion for a cameo before heading over to another Miami hot spot, Set where she took over the VIP Trophy Room.

The Trophy Room is a scandalous room in itself, because the walls are made of glass that overlook the partiers on the main floor.  Perez Hilton is reporting that Britney spotted a hot chick from the window and asked the promoter to introduce them.

Who knows what happened next? Use your imagination, or chose to block it all out as I do!

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Are Jessica Simpson and John Mayer back together again?

These two may just be playing mind games with us.  After splitting up last Monday, Jessica Simpson and John Mayer got together on Sunday night in New York to go on a date.  It seems as though their date turned into an over-nighter. 

In Touch Weekly is reporting that John was spotted leaving the Soho Grande where Jessica is staying at around noon on Monday.

“He was looking really happy,” an eyewitness tells In Touch. “He couldn’t stop smiling.” 

One of Jessica's pals also tells the magazine that Simpson and Mayer still care about one another, but they aren't getting back together.

TMZ.blog's cameras later spotted John walking around in Manhattan and overheard him talking on the phone about an alien invasion and pizza.

John evidently dumped Jessica, because he wanted some space.  Perez Hilton is reporting that John got busted calling up an old bed buddy named Caroline.

Regardless, I guess the sex is just too good!  Maybe they're addicted to make up sex??

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Britney Spears lip sync tour continues at Mansion in Miami


Britney Spears is on a lip syncing tour, trying to convince the world that this is a "comeback."  From the looks of things this weekend in Miami, she isn't doing a very good job.

After her CD skipped at House of Blues on Saturday night, Britney headed to Miami's Mansion nightclub on Sunday where patrons on the front row could hear Miz Spears screaming over the music she was supposed to be lip syncing along with.

I guess Britney needs to decide whether she is going to "sing" or lip sync. 

Britney also had a bit of wardrobe malfunction when her pink glittery bra came up button revealing the one underneath.  I bet the straight men were hoping to see a bit more...

In the end, Mansion was evidently filled with about 600 disappointed fans.

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Winehouse weds, hubby refuses prenup

British singer Amy Winehouse came to America and got married on whim.  That's the short and sweet version of her Miami Beach wedding to Blake Fielder-Civil.

Winehouse is here for a photoshoot, but she and Fielder-Civil decided to tie the knot after a month long engagement.

Amy didn't confirm the wedding immediately, but her publicist released a statement on Friday confirming that she did infact marry Blake.  Before the statement, Winehouse dodged questions while Fielder-Civil changed the status of his Myspace page to "married."  Classy.

According to reports, Fielder-Civil has been bragging that Winehouse didn't force him to sing a pre-nup.

"Blake has been singing: 'They tried to make me sign a pre-nup, but I said no, no, no' to the tune of her 'Rehab' song," a source claimed.

"Some of the people that know him have nicknamed him Anna Nicole Smith because they think he’s only after her money."

Rumor has it they spontaneously got engaged one night when Amy decided to forgive Blake for cheating on her.  Now a surprise wedding.  I give it a few months.

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Creed frontman arrested for assault

Assault with a deadly Orangina bottle.  That is probably what echoed over and over in Creed front man Scott Stapp's head as he sat in a Florida jail overnight.

Stapp was arrested on Sunday morning for throwing a bottle of the citric soda at his wife's head. Miss New York USA 2004, Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp, said her husband returned at 8AM from a night of partying when she asked Scott if he was doing drugs.  She says he got extremely upset and threw a bottle of Orangina at her head, barely missing her.

When the cops arrived, they found a smashed bottle and several guns.  The cops took the guns and said that "Scott was very cooperative."  One of the officers said that Stapp admitted to throwing the bottle, but claims that Jaclyn wasn't anywhere near where he threw it.

After Strapp's night behind bars, a judge lowered the felony charge of domestic assault with intent to commit a felony to a misdemeanor.

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MySpace helping crack down on sex offenders

No sex offenders on MySpace.  That's the new rule now that the News Corp. owned company obtained a list of sex offenders Sentinel Tech Holding Corp., a company that MySpace partnered with in December to build a database with information on sex offenders.

Now, the popular social website is sharing that information with several state attorney generals. 

Attorneys general from eight states demanded last week that the company provide data on how many registered sex offenders are using the site and where they live.

MySpace initially refused, citing federal privacy laws, but today News Corp said that always planned to share the information.

Good work MySpace! 

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Wrong Turn

                                             Wrong turn


Have you ever felt the room spin?


As you lose your grip


Topple over sideways


As you start tip


Trust your Judgement


In the arms of who is right


Don’t follow the wrong path


Avoid it with all your might


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Kid Rock avoiding Pam Anderson even in Cannes

Kid Rock is evidently willing to go to any measure to avoid his ex Pamela Anderson.

The New York Daily News is reporting that Kid Rock decided to jet from a restaurant in Cannes Thursday night to avoid a run in with Pam.

When Kid and his friends including his new model gal May Anderson, singer James Blunt and Swedish hottie Victoria Silvstedt were celebrating the french film festival at Baoli, Kid suddenly insisted that his party evacuate the resturant.

When Kid Rock saw Pamela Anderson had arrived at his hang out, Kid hit the road.

With May in tow, a witness tells the Daily News that Kid bailed so quickly James Blunt was left behind, clueless.

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Carter and Bush in presidential cat fight!

Former President Jimmy Carter said in article published this weekend that George Bush administration may just be the worst ever.  Now, this is turning into a presidential cat fight.

"I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history," Carter told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Now, the Bush administration is firing back with a simple message: "like you're one to talk, Jummy Carter!"

"I think it's sad that President Carter's reckless personal critism is out there," said White House spokesperson Tony Fratto.

This isn't the first time that Carter has criticized President Bush, however the current administration normally doesn't respond.

In this same interview, Carter also blasted outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair for his "blind" support for the Iraq war.

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Teaser: Nightclub news coming

We're working on a big story to be posted later today (Monday) that might change where and when you party in New York City.

It looks like the gay night life landscaping is changing again.  We'll be the first to tell you the whole story later today, right here at gaysocialites.blog!

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Thank you!

Who can think of a better way to start off a week than by thanking you, my readers?  I'm not kissing your ass for any other reason than that I am just extremely thankful for you.

I get to spend my days digging up gossip, throwing parties and writing about things I enjoy.  Our editorial team coaches and guides me along the way, and the freelancers throw in their five cents every now and then.

But it is you, the reader that enables us to do what we love.  You support our advertisers and in return, we provide you with top notch breaking entertainment news. 

I thank you for your interaction, and I even appreciate those who take the time to disagree.

This is what makes the world go around.  I guess this truly is the circle of life.

Xoxoxo - Ronnie Hokanson

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May 20, 2007

Don't look back

Laura Sacks, 

     I just entered into a new relationship with this great girl. We get along great and are very open about our past relationships. Her last one ended a little over 5 months ago. I know she is not in love with her ex but there is still alot of history there, since the relationship ended badly. Actually they got into a really bad physical fight when they broke up and my girlfriend still has a lot of resentment and anger against her. I don't know how to help my girlfriend get over her hurt or trust me when I say I wouldn't hurt her (physically to be more specific). Or is there nothing I can do? Is this something that she needs to work through herself and I just need to give her time to heal?

Sad in Jersey.



                 Relationships carry a lot of memories. You can be with someone for a few weeks, months or years. Any person in their right mind is not going to be able to forget things instantly. Your girlfriend is going to have trust issues because her ex hurt her. We often take our past experiences into our new ones. Huge mistake, but we all do it. Your girlfriend took a risk on her ex and she got badly hurt. Those scars are still open so when she starts to feel for you she thinks back to what it felt like with her ex. That is before it went wrong. She has no idea, but she is fearing you will do what her ex did. Unfortunetley, there is nothing you can do. Never feel that you must prove anything to her for her to trust you. The best thing you can do is listen to her when she needs to vent. She will work through it on her own. And time does heal all wounds.

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Britney Spears' lip sync disaster?


Britney Spears continues her series of "comeback" mini concerts, and it looks like the lip sync nightmare has happened to Miz Spears.

Perez Hilton is reporting, and gaysocialites.blog has been able to confirm that Britney's back-up track containing the words to the songs she was lip syncing skipped Saturday night at the House of Blues in Orlando.

While performing her song “Do Something,”our sources tell us the CD obviously skipped, but according to some GaySocialites in the crowd.... the fans didn't seem to mind too much!  I guess the expectations were low.

Poor Britney!  She is trying so hard to lip sync her way back to the stage, but Spears is definitely damned.  Maybe she should have planned this "comeback" out a little better.

Rumor also has it that Britney delayed the take-off of the plane taking her from Los Angeles to Orlando.  Witness on the plane say that Spears stormed off angrily, because the plane didn't have leather seat belts.

It's a rough life when you're bald and crazy.

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New Yorkers dance for more dancing


We New Yorkers sure do love a good parade!  On Saturday, dancers hit the street for the first ever Dance Parade that stretched from Midtown to Lower Manhattan.

The idea was to bring different cultures of dancers together and to protest the city's strict cabaret laws that require special licenses for businesses to allow dancing.

“I’ve been screaming, ‘Fight the cabaret laws’ for four hours,” said Luis Vargas, 35, a Manhattan health counselor and a member of the newly formed House Coalition, made up of house music devotees who oppose the cabaret laws. “We refuse to give up the cause. It’s not a crime to dance.”

You can dance if you wanna!

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Does it really matter who wins American Idol?

It doesn't really seem to matter who wins the American Idol competition these days, and it seems that Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis already know!

The remaining two Idol contenders spent the weekend endorsing each other with Blake bragging on Jordin and Jordin praising Blake.

“I want to win it, but at the same time, I find it’s not going to be the end of the world if I don’t,” 17-year-old Jordin said. “I would be happy if I won and I would be happy if Blake won.”

Lewis seems to feel the same way!

 “I know she’s 17, but she’s already a woman,” said the 25-year-old beat boxer from Bothell, Wash. “She’s good looking, a fantastic person, a performer who reads really well on camera. I love Jordin Sparks. She was my pick in the beginning.”

For the past few years, the Idol runner up has faired very well.  Unless you're Diana DiGarmo or Justin Guarini, you don't need the American Idol title to reach fame and fortune!

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Shrek the Third breaks animation records!

Shrek the Third has broken the North American opening weekend record for an animated film, raking in $122 million.  Shrek also knocked Spider-Man 3 out of its top spot.

Shrek the Third features a star studded voiceover cast including Mike Meyers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and Justin Timberlake.

Spider-Man was expected to lose the #1 spot to Shrek as Shrek is expected to fall out of the top spot when Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End opens next weekend with Johnny Depp, Keira Knightly and Orlando Bloom.

Here's the rank for this weekend's box office competitors:

  1. Shrek the Third.
  2. Spider-Man 3.
  3. 28 Weeks Later.
  4. Disturbia.
  5. Georgia Rule.

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May 19, 2007

Who will win American Idol?

This could be the biggest toss up in American Idol history.   Who will win, Jordin Sparks or Blake Lewis?

Even Simon Cowell can't predict it!  Cowell says this season's Idol has come down to a "brilliant entertainer" and a "great singer."

"I can't call it at this stage," Cowell told reporters on a conference call. "For Blake, he's a brilliant entertainer, but the negative is he's not a fantastic singer. The advantage for Jordin is she is a great singer and the negative is she hasn't done one performance yet which I can remember as a 'wow.'"

Jordin Sparks, a smiling 17-year-old with huge voice, and spiky-haired Blake Lewis, 25, who puts a modern twist on classic songs, will square off in the two-part finale on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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May 18, 2007

Video of the Week: Reba McIntyre & Kelly Clarkson duet at ACM's

I really love stuff like this!  No joke.  It's my favorite!  So you can imagine how excited I was to see Reba McIntyre and Kelly Clarkson perform a duet to Kelly's "Because of You." 

Totally hot performance.  I love both Kelly and Reba!

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The Fergies chillin' in NYC

My favorite two Fergies were spotted together this week in New York at the 2007 Cipriani Wall Street Concert Series just around the block from the GaySocialites World Headquarters in New York.

Former British royal Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson posed for a photo with Stacey "Fergie" Ferguson just before the later Fergie performed with her band, The Black Eyed Peas.

Truly glamorous!

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Melinda Doolittle to release 'soul' CD

If you're wondering what's up next for Melinda Doolittle who finished third place in American Idol 6, don't worry!  Melinda has big plans after the Idol tour is over.

The New York Daily News is reporting that Doolittle is going to work on a CD.

"The only way to describe it is just soul music," Melinda told the Daily News.

Melinda seemed to feel as confident as we do that she has a great career ahead of her.

"All of the judges were so sweet to me afterwards and really encouraging about what's to come," Doolittle said.

Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks will battle it out for the American Idol title this Tuesday night.

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True or False: The Olsen twins will play Bond girls

Rumor has it that the Olsen twins are in talks to play Bond girls, but are the rumors true or false...

If Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are up for the Bond girls roles in the upcoming 007 film, it will be the first time twins have ever plated the legendary parts.

The Olsen Twin's reps say there is no truth to the rumor.

No word yet on who will star along Daniel Craig in the next James Bond flick.

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Amy Fisher dating Joey Buttafuoco again, Mary Jo moves on

The teenaged Long Island lolita, Amy Fisher, shot Mary Jo Connery-Buttafuoco in the face 15 years ago trying to win her older man, Joey Buttafuoco.  Friday, Mary Jo told Good Morning America that she is moving on, meanwhile Joey and Amy are evidently dating again.

When she was 17 years old, Amy Fisher was dating the much older Joey.  While trippin' on Ecstasy Amy went to Joey's Long Island home and shot his then-wife, Mary Jo, in the face.  When Mary Jo came 'round again, she and Joey went their separate ways.  Joey went to jail for a few months, and Amy Fisher went to prison.

Until a few months ago, Joey and Amy had both restarted their lives and remarried new people.  Today, they're both getting divorced and dating each other again.  I'm told they are shopping around for a reality show, and since money talks -- I would guess that it is pretty easy to look like you're in love again.

On Good Morning America, Mary Jo says "good riddance to both." While Mary Jo seems to agree that Amy and Joey are in it for the money, Mary Jo has moved on.  She is living in California where she runs a small business with her fiancé, Stu Tendler, called OriginalPartyPosters.blog, where they design party posters.

Being the reality TV junky that I am, I would love to see a reality show about Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco's love reunion!

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The party goes on Saturday at Rush despite rumors

Despite the rumors and controversy, the Saturday night GAY party at Rush goes on this week and every week.

The crowd there has been begging for something new since Rush is the only club that allows 18 year olds on Saturday nights.  The new owners started by remodeling the venue, and now they're putting the final touches on the rehaul.

That means new faces, new promoters, new hosts and new excitement in the three level club we've all loved and hated throughout the years. 

Resident DJ Steve Sidewalk will spin his infamous pop party while your house hosts Alixandria and I keep the chaos going.

Our hope is to create an environment where you are comfortable to be yourself without being judged or pressured. 

Please pardon the nasty rumors and bullshit drama while we recreate your new nightlife home.

Rush is located at 579 Sixth Avenue.  It is open on Friday & Saturday nights where you only have to be 18 to party, but 21 to drink.

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Is Blake Lewis Gay?

I have been flooded with emails from misguided internet surfers trying to find out if American Idol finalist Blake Lewis is gay.  While my gaydar says 'yes,' I haven't had much success in finding proof.... but here's what I have found...

Perez Hilton, who has been strangely successful in outting celebritites, posted this picture of Blake in a compromising position that could go either way really.  Maybe he was humping some buddies to be stupid, but it didn't look too unfamiliar for Blake and the others in this photo...

His MySpace page has been stripped with nothing more than a message of "Thanks for checking out my profile. Catch American Idol Tuesdays and Wednesdays on FOX." But his page does still have up the original pictures that Blake posted.  On February 26, 2006 at 2:50 AM, Dionna posted a comment saying, "Still just waitin for you and Miles to break up... What? You didn't think I knew?!" Under one of Blake's photos. 

Right after Lakisha Jones was voted off, she was flown to NY to appear on Live withe Regis and Kelly.  Backstage, she was evidently asked if any of the contestants were gay or closeted this year, and she answered with "BLAKE" then winked and walked off.

There were also rumors floating around that Blake Lewis may be in a gay relationship with fellow Idol contestant Chris Richardson, but those were credited to this reproduced photo that made it look like the two were "cuddling" in this chair.

In a press conference on Friday, Blake described his style as "sort of a hip-hop chic."  What straight man would use the word "chic?"  

So while most signs seem to point to gay, I'm not ready to make a call on whether Blake Lewis is gay or not.  I guess only time will tell.  People magazine had better get on it!

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Ryan Phillippe wants joint custody from Reese Witherspoon and that's it

The Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe divorce could turn out to be the most peaceful celebrity break-up EVER!

Ryan Phillippe has filed papers in Los Angeles court saying he doesn't plan to seek any spousal or child support, but Ryan does want joint custody of the kids with Reese.

Reese Witherspoon filed her divorce papers last November, claiming irreconcilable differences.  Reese asked for joint custody at the point, and she also asked the judge to prevent Phillippe from getting spousal support.  Reese also said she wants "exclusive use of the family residence."

As TMZ.blog has reported, Reese and Ryan did not sign a pre-nup.  That means all of their earnings while married will be split evening between the two hotties.

Meanwhile, Ryan was spotted partying with Britney Spears on Tuesday night at Hollywood's Les Deux nightclub.  The National Ledger is reporting that they danced and partied in the VIP room.  Maybe Ryan will be Britney's comeback.  You never can tell these days.

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John Mayer dumps Jessica Simpson

It looks like Jessica Simpson just has really bad luck when it comes to love!  Everyone in the world has the report this afternoon that John Mayer has broken it off with Jessica Simpson.

A source close to the singer-actress tells The ShowBuzz that Jessica and John broke up last week.

"They're still talking," the source said.

Simpson's rep, Lauren Auslander, of course, will not comment on Jessica's personal life.

Some GaySocialites spotted John Mayer by himself last night (Thursday) at Stereo here in New York, and Perez Hilton has already reported that "Fugs n' Jugs," as he called the Jessica Simpson - John Mayer combo, has gone split.

Sorry Jessica, keep trying!  You'll bounce back. 

As for John Mayer, he is soooo not fugly!

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May 17, 2007

R. Kelly compares himself to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here's our latest inductee to the Stupid Bitches Club.  Ashamed that we haven't already done so, on this the 17th day of May in the year 2007, we the GaySocialites induct R. Kelly into the stupid bitches club.

Mr. R. Kelly has decided to compare himself to the likes of Muhammad Ali, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley and even Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the spring/summer issue of Hip-Hop Soul magazine.

"He doesn't think he's Martin Luther King. He's comparing the fact that he is a prolific songwriter of his time; now it's turned into something else," his pubicist Regina Daniels said. "Whatever Rob said, any way they can stick it to him. If he breathes it's a problem."

What a strange way to promote an album.  R. Kelly's latest, "Double Up," drops May 29.

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New Madonna song for a good cause

Madonna has released a new song for a good cause. 

The material girl's latest is called "Hey You," and the first million people who download it at www.msn.blog get it for free.  The coolest thing is that every time it's downloaded, Microsoft will donate 25 cents per download to the Alliance for Climate Protection for the first million downloads.

Madonna is one of many artists who have signed on to perform in concerts in eight cities around the world on July 7 in a bid to encourage governments, corporations and the public to take action on global warming.

Live Earth founder Kevin Wall released a statement saying that the May 16 release of the Madonna song was "an incredible boost to our efforts to get people engaged in the environmental cause."

My review of the song:  Our publisher, Anthony Lago, forced me to download this song so we could, for once, agree on a review.  We both agree:  It's crap!  But hey, it's free and for a good cause.

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Paris Hilton drops appeal

After learning that she can earn credits toward an early release before even entering jail, Paris Hilton has dropped her appeal to the 45 day sentence.

The cops want make sure it that everyone understands that Hilton is NOT getting special treatment.  Paris simply earned points toward good credit for showing up to court and other good deeds like that.

"I want to emphasise that her sentence has not been cut," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

"But under Los Angeles county regulations she will receive good-behaviour credits at the start of her sentence. Provided she behaves well, she could be released after 23 days."

Frank Griffin, a co-owner of the Bauer-Griffin photo agency, told the Los Angeles Times photos of Hilton could be worth up to $500,000.

The crazy thing is that the pictures of Paris will probably come from someone on the inside.  That will probably buy a lot of cigarettes and toilet wine for some inmate.

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Kate Walsh gets Grey's spinoff and fiance!

It has been a great week for Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh.  Kate just found out that her spinoff Private Practice has been picked up and given the 9pm timeslot on Wednesdays by ABC.  Walsh also just got engaged!

Private Practice follows Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery played by Walsh as she leaves the home of Grey's, Seattle Grace Hospital, for a co-op medical facility in Los Angeles.

There, Kate works alongside an all-star cast of doctors including Dr. Peter Finch (Tim Daly, The Nine), Dr. Sam Bennett (Taye Diggs, Day Break), Dr. Cooper Freedman (Paul Adelstein, Prison Break), Dr. Naomi Bennett (Merrin Dungey, The King of Queens), and Dr. Violet Turner (Amy Brenneman, Judging Amy). Chris Lowell of Veronica Mars will fill the role as young male hottie as William "Dell" Cooper, who works on reception and is routinely gawked at by the female doctors as he heads out for a surfing.

In real life, Kate better not do too muck gawking as she just got engaged to her boyfriend of just a few months, 20th Century Fox exec Alex Young.

Walsh confirmed the news while attending the network's upfront parties in New York Tuesday night, saying that her 36-year-old beau popped the question during a trip to San Francisco last week.

Congratulations to Kate Walsh, her new fiance and the whole cast of Private Practice.  You all have a lot to celebrate this week!

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Photo of the Day: Kylie Minogue is too much for Americans


As we first told you yesterday, Kylie Minogue is in New York this week hopefully putting the final touches on a US tour.  But after getting this picture, we aren't sure Americans are ready for Kylie (or her butt anyway!)

Miz Minogue's bum is EXTREMELY popular among men in the UK and Australia, and it looks like her booty is taking over America.

I love it how that these two guys (both the patron and the waiter) ignore the media frenzy surrounding the pop diva to get a glimpse of her infamous ass. 

You would never know that last year we were all praying for a safe post-cancer return for Kylie. Today, Minogue looks better than ever with a new blonde look! 

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Britney Spears goes spiritual

Either Britney Spears has really lost it or she has realized God is the only one can help this train wreck she calls life. 

On Wednesday, Spears released a statement on her website thanking fans for their prayers and saying "we are all the lights of the world."

"The reason for this letter is to let everyone know that their prayers have truly helped me," Spears wrote. "I am so blessed that you care enough about me to be concerned and will continue to live in this brighter state with all of you by my side during this trying time. 

We are all the lights of the world and we all need to continually inspire others and look to the higher power. You are all in my prayers. Godspeed. Love, Britney," she wrote.

So does this mean Britney is turning from Toxic to holy?  I'm not so sure, but I do love how she refers to "this trying time" in the letter posted at www.britneyspears.blog.  I assume Spears is talking about her divorce, rehab, bald head, attacking the paparazzi with an umbrella, crotch shots and drug/ alcohol problems.

It makes me wonder if Britney is really getting better or if she just has better "people" guiding her comeback.  While you're on her site, notice that she used a racey picture to go along with the Godly announcement.  Adds to the doubt, doesn't it?!  I also love the fact that Britney used a nearly topless picture to talk about finding God. 

I'm not convinced.

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Paris Hilton's sentence cut in half!

Proving that celebrities do get special treatment, Paris Hilton will NOT have to serve 45 days in jail.  A judge has cut her sentence in half and agreed to put her in a special wing of the county jail reserved for high profile prisoners.

Paris will now only serve 23 days in the slammer, and if she has a roommate it will be another high profile person such as a celebrity, cop or fellow reality star. 

Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said that Hilton's sentence was shortened after jail officials gave her credit for good behavior.  I guess that means since Paris hasn't gotten in trouble in week or so that she deserves a break.  Officials also took into credit that the heiress bothered to show up for her court date.  That's good behavior??

Paris will still have to spend 23 hours each day in a small cell where she will be forced to use the bathroom before her cell mate.  She can use that other hour to shower, make phone calls, watch TV and exercise.

While Martha Stewart was in jail, she showed the ladies how to do household chores.  Do you think Paris Hilton will manage to turn Century Regional Detention Center into a drunken nightclub?  I guess we'll have to wait to see.

Paris has to turn herself in by June 5.  She is serving time for violating her DUI probation.

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Who got voted off what this week? Top Model winner announced!

This was an exciting week for reality TV eliminations.  America's Next Top Model picked a winner, while American Idol eliminated its frontrunner leaving the competition up in the air!  Meanwhile, on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, the top three was revealed.


Ian Ziering voted off Dancing with the Stars 

Former 90210 hottie Ian Ziering was voted off Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday leaving Laila Ali, Joey Fatone and Apolo Anton Ohno to compete for the championship.

Ian has done a good job this season, and even earned a 58 out of 60, but that was the lowest score of the evening.  Ziering's score combined with audience votes sent him packing.

The winner of Dancing with the Stars will be crowned on May 22nd.


Meanwhile, over at America's Next Top Model a winner was crowned.

Jaslene, Natasha and Renee went into the final three, but most suspected that it would come down to Jaslene and Natasha for the final two... and it did!  In the end, Jaslene triumphed as America's Next Top Model.

For the final runway show, Jaslene and Natasha were joined by a slew of models and last year's America's Next Top Model winner CariDee English for an evolution themed show. 

Both model hopefuls were VERY impressive, but I actually expected Natasha to win.  The show was VERY hectic and at one point, Natasha even lost her skirt but kept walking.  If they wouldn't have told me it was an accident, I may have thought it was meant to happen.  It was that kind of show.  At this point, I eat my own words.  I do, however, think Jaslene will make a great ANTM.  She was actually my favorite going into tonight's show.

As the winner of America's Next Top Model, Jaslene gets the cover of Seventeen magazine, the title of CoverGirl and a modeling contract with... not to mention TONS of great publicity and face time.

Congratulations Jaslene!


Idol's shocking elimination leaves only two!

Each year American Idol has a shocking elimination, but it has never come so late in the game. 

On Wednesday night, the Idol finalists were narrowed down to the Top 2 contestants and surprisingly Melinda Doolittle was eliminated.  That leaves Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis to duke it out for the American Idol title.

I never thought or predicted that Melinda Doolittle would face the fire this week.  I thought for sure that either Blake or Jordin would get cut this week, but I was sooo wrong. 

At this point, it is probably unpredictable and will be VERY close. 

Next week we will find out who the winner of the American Idol 6 will be.

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Brits won't send Prince Harry to war

Prince Harry won't be heading to Iraq as originally planned.

The head of the British Army has decided not to send the British Prince to fight in the war there saying that he would be too much of a target for insurgents thus putting Harry and his fellow soldiers at risk.

"There have been a number of specific threats, some reported, and some not reported, which relate directly to Prince Harry as an individual. These threats place not only him but also those around him a degree of risk that I now deem unacceptable," General Staff, Gen. Sir Richard Dannatt, said in a statement.

On his 21st birthday, Harry was quoted as saying, "There's no way I'm going to put myself through Sandhurst [Military Academy] and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country."

While Prince Harry seemed a bit excited about serving his country, but as the spare to the heir the risk is just too high.

"I know Prince Harry will be extremely disappointed and his soldiers will miss his presence in Iraq," Dannatt added.

Military service was something that Prince Harry had clearly felt ready for and was eager to face.  Harry will still have a future in the British army, he just won't be heading to war.

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Rudy leads the republicans even in debate

Ironically Rudy Giuliani, a republican, could be the first president to support gay marriage rights.  If he keeps acting as presidential as he did during Tuesday's republican debate, then Rudy might be the next president.

While his closest competitors Mitt Romney and John McCain were taking jabs at each other, Rudy was trying to keep the peace.

"Republicans should be uniting," to defeat the Democrats rather than stressing their differences with one another, Giuliani said.

He did, however, stand his ground and threw a clear warning to Texas Rep. Ron Paul's suggestion that U.S. bombings in Iraq contributed to thehh terrorist attacks of 2001.

As mayor of New York at the time of the attacks, Giuliani said sternly, "I don't think I've ever heard that before, and I have heard some pretty absurd explanations."

If Rudy wins the republican primary and Hillary Clinton wins the democratic primary, New York could become precious ground as both nominee's home state.

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May 16, 2007

American Idol shocker! Final two contestants announced.

Each year American Idol has a shocking elimination, but it has never come so late in the game. 

On Wednesday night, the Idol finalists were narrowed down to the Top 2 contestants and surprisingly Melinda Doolittle was eliminated.  That leaves Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis to duke it out for the American Idol title.

I never thought or predicted that Melinda Doolittle would face the fire this week.  I thought for sure that either Blake or Jordin would get cut this week, but I was sooo wrong. 

At this point, it is probably unpredictable and will be VERY close. 

Next week we will find out who the winner of the American Idol 6 will be.


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Jaslene crowned America's Next Top Model


Jaslene, Natasha and Renee went into the final three, but most suspected that it would come down to Jaslene and Natasha in the end... and it did!  Jaslene triumphed as America's Next Top Model.

For the final runway show, Jaslene and Natasha were joined by a slew of models and last year's America's Next Top Model winner CariDee English for an evolution themed show. 

Both model hopefuls were VERY impressive, but I actually expected Natasha to win.  The show was VERY hectic and at one point, Natasha even lost her skirt but kept walking.  If they wouldn't have told me it was an accident, I may have thought it was meant to happen.  It was that kind of show.  At this point, I eat my own words.  I do, however, think Jaslene will make a great ANTM.  She was actually my favorite going into tonight's show.

As the winner of America's Next Top Model, Jaslene gets the cover of Seventeen magazine, the title of CoverGirl and a modeling contract with... not to mention TONS of great publicity and face time.

Congratulations Jaslene!

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Vote for the Worst helps out Blake Lewis

Here's another reason why Blake Lewis will probably find himself in the American Idol finals.  The website, votefortheworst.blog, has thrown their support behind the beat-boxing Idol.

The Vote for the Worst campaign got off to a good start this season taking credit for keeping the non-singer, Sanjaya Malakar, on the show for much longer than anyone ever expected.  Now, they're telling their supporters to jump behind Blake Lewis deeming him the "worst" of the top 3 contestants behind Melinda Doolittle and Jordin Sparks.

Vote for the Worst's concept may have fizzled post-Sanjaya though.  After Sanjaya was ousted from Idol, the website unsuccessfully tried to keep Phil Stacey around.  Phil was voted off one week after the the site endorsed him.

The final two will be announced on Wednesday's results show on Fox at 9pm EST.

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Anna Nicole Smith's diaries talk about happiness and pain

We first told you about Anna Nicole Smith's diaries that have hit the auction houses in April.  In our sneak peak we heard about her love for her late husband J. Howard Marshall, sex and eating disorders.

Now, the Associated Press has released more excepts from Smith that talk about finding out she's pregnant, her love for plastic surgery and her violent mother, Virgie Arthur.

Anna Nicole writes about being excited about her upcoming boob job, and how bad she feels over Virgie's jealousy.


LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- "Don't Read!! Personall," warns the diary's inside cover. But its author, Anna Nicole Smith, has no hold in death on the remnants of her life.

The public now can discover that she was delighted by rough sex, ecstatic over the prospect of plastic surgery for her breasts and fearful of a jealous boyfriend. She was careless with spelling, punctuation, and, too often, with her own well-being.

Complaining about her then-lover's carousing, Smith writes that she'll break it off with him if he doesn't stop. Then she amends her stand, according to new diary excerpts released exclusively to The Associated Press.

"We discussed it and he said he wouldn't go out and get drunk no more unless it was with me," Smith wrote in the diaries, which span about a year from early 1991 to 1992.

On an evening out a few weeks later with the same man (identified only by first name), Smith wrote that she got drunk and "asked a guy for his #."

Her boyfriend "came unglued. threw me out of his house & broke up with me it was awlful he hit me and my mother," she said.

The model and former Playboy Playmate, who was born Vickie Lynn Hogan, was found dead on February 8 in Hollywood, Florida, of a toxic mix of prescription drugs.

Copies of 60 diary pages were provided to the AP by Universal Rarities, a Corona-based auction house. The diaries were purchased from a memorabilia shop by a group of investors, who sold two of them to a German businessman for more than $500,000.

Those diaries were from 1992 and 1994 and included references to elderly Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, whom Smith married in 1994 and who died the next year.

The newly released handwritten diary pages are from a different diary and will be posted online at urauctions.blog, said Thomas Riccio, a partner in Universal Rarities.

Smith's tone in the entries veers between simple joy and deep-seated unhappiness.

One entry begins, "I'm a very sad person," and is illustrated by a weeping face. Smith goes on to write that "my mom hates me so much. She is so jealous of me. ... I love my mom but I cant handle it anymore."

She posts intimate details of an active sex life in often-graphic language. She rails against her boyfriend and, in the same scrawled entry, celebrates her upcoming breast surgery.

"I'm so excited I could scream. Ahhhhh I just feel so happy," Smith writes, although she later expresses worry about the imminent operation and how she'll look.

One of the more poignant passages deals with her shock at finding she's pregnant.

"I'm so scared! How can this happen to me," she writes, adding that her boyfriend "will hate me. he don't want kid. Can't do it!"

She underlined the last phrase.

Smith had two children. Son Daniel died last September at age 20 of a lethal combination of drugs, three days after Smith gave birth to a daughter, Dannielynn. Larry Birkhead was found to be the baby's father.

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Is a US tour on the horizon for Kylie Minogue?

gaysocialites.blog is proud to exclusively announce that international pop icon Kylie Minogue is in talks for a US tour, and it looks like it will actually happen!

Kylie's name and likeness is hugely popular in the UK and her homeland of Australia, and it looks like she is taking on America next.

Our source tells us that Kylie's US fans are about to see their dreams come true, because she's is headed here and elsewhere for a concert tour!!!!

"Kylie is in talks with plans for a US tour, which will commence in early 2008... I was also told [the tour] will move onto Japan and maybe some other areas, however it wont reach UK shores as we've had our fair share of Kylie Tours here, especially lately," our very reliable source said.

Kylie is actually in New York this week sporting a hot new blonde look (pictured above).  Maybe Miz Minogue is here to put the final touches on her new tour!

We can't freakin' wait!!!

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American Idol Finalists Predictions (with Video)

Once again, I find it a bit hard to predict who is going home this week on American Idol leaving the two finalist will go head to head for the title and instant recording deal.

After Tuesday night's performances by the final two, my pick would be to see Melinda Doolittle and Blake Lewis in the final two.  I really like Jordin Sparks, but I feel like she dropped the ball tonight.  What a fumble for a quarterback's daughter, huh?

Melinda Doolittle has been an obvious pick for the finals since the competition began.  Barring a shocker elimination this week, Melinda should have no troubles sailing through to the final two. Make sure you watch her performance as chosen by the Idol producers, "Nutbush City Limits."

Blake Lewis isn't always the best singer, but he definitely has something that previous Idols don't.  It would be nice to see Blake win, perfect his craft and release a very unique album.  Blake came out fighting on Tuesday night to prove that he is more than a beat boxer, and it probably landed him a top spot in the Idol finals. If you haven't seen his performance of "This Love" as chosen by the producers of Idol. Check it out.

Jordin Sparks will get a record deal, but I don't think it will be by winning the show.  Jordin has a lot of talent, but she is very young and could definitely use some work. She worked hard for the money with the producer's song on Tuesday, but it still fell short... incase you haven't seen it.

The final two American Idol contestants will be announced Wednesday night at 9pm on Fox.

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Britney Spears calls it quits, with her mother?

Britney Spears seems to still be in the midst of her mental breakdown, now MSNBC is reporting that she has cut off communication with her mother, Lynne.

Quoting the National Enquirer and the Star, the network's website reports that Britney is so furious with her mom that she refused to visit her in the hospital on Mother’s Day.

“Britney has cut off all communication with her mom,” a “friend” of the 25-year-old singer told the National Enquirer. “She’s gone from calling Lynne ten times a day to flat-out refusing to speak to her.”

“Britney says her mom betrayed her and she refuses to get over it,” the source told the Enquirer. “When she was told to give her mom a call, Britney said: ‘I’m busy, I have my own kids now.’ ”

Britney, who is a mother of two herself, had better be careful. She is already sharing custody with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, and what comes around goes around.  If Spears stays on this track, then her kids may divorce her before they even start school.

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TLC and E! to debut new shows online

Two television networks are taking some of their new shows straight to broadband.  TLC and E! are both introducing new programs made especially for the web.

"Makeover Train," set to debut June 4 at TLC.blog, is TLC's first original direct-to-broadband series. The 10-webisode show follows the adventures of two expert stylists who ride the Boston subway and choose an unsuspecting commuter for a full fashion makeover.

E! is going for the comedic route introducing four new funnies for their website.

E! Online announced four new original comedy series to roll out separately on its broadband channel the Vine and the wireless platform. They include the animated series "Bad Kitty," the tongue-in-cheek "A Song by Julia," the parody "The Thin Crowd" and the sketch comedy "Varsity Interpretative Dance Squad."

If this keeps up, future generations won't even need televisions!  Oh, I can't wait!

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Lindsay Lohan tops Maxim's Hot 100


I guess straight men love drunken, sloppy bitches.  Lindsay Lohan has made her way to the top of the Maxim Hot 100 list edging out Eva Longoria who has led the pack for the past three years.  Eva dropped to 9th on this year's list.

Lindsay debuted at No. 2 on the list in 2005 and edging up to No. 3 last year.  Two of her fellow partiers, jail-bound Paris Hilton and comeback-bound Britney Spears didn't even make the list this year.

"There is no other star in the world that causes more of a stir in the public eye than Lindsay. Her every move is watched and reported on," said Maxim's editor-in-chief Jimmy Jellinik in a statement on Tuesday.

So is the list about being "hot" or about getting your face before the cameras?  I guess it doesn't matter at the end of the day.

Something tells me this might be Lindsay's favorite award yet.  You gotta love a magazine that awards the sluts.

Jessica Alba took with the No. 2 spot on the list, which is in the magazine hitting stands Saturday. She's followed, in order, by Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Biel, Ali Larter, Eva Mendes, Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Fergie, Sienna Miller, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce Knowles and Katherine Heigl.

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Carrie Underwood wins big at ACM's

It looks like our little American Idol is all grown up now.  Carrie Underwood won BIG time at the Academy of Country Music awards on Tuesday.

Last year's top new female vocalist, Carrie Underwood took home a leading three honors, including Top Female Vocalist of the Year, at the 42nd ACM Awards. She also shared a Video of the Year trophy for "Before He Cheats" and took home Album of the Year for her debut effort Some Hearts, which has sold more than 5.4 million copies.

"This is such an honor," said Underwood who also has several CMT and CMA awards under her belt. "Thank you, god, for giving me this wonderful opportunity to make some great music and meet some great people." 

Great job Carrie!  This American Idol is definitely making judge Simon Cowell proud.  He predicted she would sell more records than any other Idol.  Watch your back Miz Clarkson!

Kenny Chesney won Entertainer of the Year on Tuesday, and George Strait took home several awards as well!

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Ian Ziering voted off Dancing with the Stars

Former 90210 hottie Ian Ziering was voted off Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday leaving Laila Ali, Joey Fatone and Apolo Anton Ohno to compete for the championship.

Ian has done a good job this season, and even earned a 58 out of 60, but that was the lowest score of the evening.  Ziering's score combined with audience votes sent him packing.

The winner of Dancing with the Stars will be crowned on May 22nd.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He earned a perfect score and glowing praise from the judges but that wasn't enough to keep Ian Ziering on "Dancing With the Stars."

The 43-year-old actor was booted from the ABC dance-off Tuesday during the competition's semifinal round. "We're in it to win it," the "Beverly Hills 90210" alum said before his performance Monday. "This week, you're going to see a whole new Ian Ziering on the dance floor."

Judge Len Goodman seemed to think so, praising Ziering as "technically...the soundest of all the celebrity dancers."

Ziering's performance of the jive - which he did wearing an Elvis costume and wig - earned a perfect score of 30 points.

His tango, which Goodman called "your best dance ever," earned a score of 28, bringing his total score for the two dances to 58 - just two points less than perfect but it was the lowest of the week. Judges' scores are combined with viewer votes to determine which couple is eliminated.

Ziering said it was "truly a victory" to get a perfect score Monday and credited his professional partner, two-time champion Cheryl Burke.

"Cheryl, it means so much to be in this competition with you and to have gotten this far," he said.

"I've accomplished my goal. I've learned how to dance."

"I feel like a big winner just doing that."

Tuesday's results show also included the fast footwork of flamenco dancer Joaquin Cortes and a performance by Enrique Iglesias, who sang the single from his forthcoming album, "Insomniac."

Paulina Porizkova, Shandi Finnessey, Leeza Gibbons, Clyde Drexler, Heather Mills, John Ratzenberger and Billy Ray Cyrus have already been eliminated.

The three remaining celebrity dancers - Laila Ali, Joey Fatone and Apolo Anton Ohno - begin the competition's final round Monday, when they will perform a dance chosen by the judges, as well as a "freestyle" dance.

The new "Dancing With the Stars" champion will be named on May 22.

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May 15, 2007

Shock jocks Opie & Anthony get suspended

XM Satellite radio shock jocks Opie and Anthony were suspended on Tuesday  for 30 days after remarks by a guest who said he fantasized about sex with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and first lady Laura Bush.

The hosts issued an apology soon after the original airing, but XM execs said it was not convinced the two were sincere.

"Comments made by Opie and Anthony on yesterday's broadcast put into question whether they appreciate the seriousness of the matter," the company said in a statement.

"The management of XM Radio decided to suspend Opie and Anthony to make clear that our on-air talent must take seriously the responsibility that creative freedom requires of them."

Opie and Anthony's suspension comes on the heels of CBS radio's firing Don Imus for calling the women's basketball team at Rutgers "nappy-headed ho's."

CBS radio is bound by United States FCC regulations while XM satellite is not.  Another shock jock, Howard Stern, moved from CBS to Sirius satellite radio to avoid such problems.  XM and Sirius recently announced a merger.  Stern might find himself bighting his tongue soon as well.

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Anti-gay activist Jerry Falwell

The man who practically started the most recent anti-gay movement in America has died at the age of 73. 

Reverend Jerry Falwell collapsed and died in his Liberty University campus office.

Falwell was the founder of the Moral Majority, a group that condemned homosexuality, abortion and pornography.

Matt Foreman, executive director of National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, extended condolences to those close to Falwell, but wasn't afraid to mention the televangelists short comings.

"Unfortunately, we will always remember him as a founder and leader of America's anti-gay industry, someone who exacerbated the nation's appalling response to the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic, someone who demonized and vilified us for political gain and someone who used religion to divide rather than unite our nation," Foreman said.

Falwell spent a great deal of his life fighting the acceptance of homosexuality.  At one point, Jerry even insisted that the purple purse carrying Teletubbies character, Tinky Winky, was gay.

Following September 11th, Falwell essentially blamed feminists, gays and liberals for bringing on the terrorist attacks. 

Jerry Falwell also rallied his Christian base to help power the GOP and to elect Republican President George W. Bush twice.

Dr. Carl Moore, Falwell's physician, said he had a heart condition and presumably died of a heart rhythm abnormality.

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Joey Buttafuoco and Amy Fisher together again!

Joey Buttafuoco and Amy Fisher are aparently working together to create a new reality show. 

The crazy former couple first made headlines in the 90's when Joey started dating Amy who was underaged, and she (in an insane love act) shot Joey's then-wife Mary Jo in the face. 

Fisher served seven years in prison for attempted murder on Mary Jo, while Buttafuoco got off with just four months for statutory rape.

Now the couple is going to go on a reunion date as both of them have recently received divorce papers from their current spouses.  Fox News is reporting that the date will be taped and is being "shopped around" for a reality show gig.

Now, that will be tragic TV!

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The Simpsons hit 400 episodes

Congratulations to Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie and Bart - aka the Simpsons- for reaching 400 episodes!

The 400th show will air this Sunday on Fox.  That's a huge milestone, especially for a cartoon.

Rolling in d'oh: "Simpsons" hits 400 episodes

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Matt Groening remembers the moment he realized that "The Simpsons" -- the Fox show he created, executive produces and has nurtured as his favorite child for 18 seasons -- had grown to become a genuine colossus of popular culture.

It was a few years back, and he was stopped and searched while going through security at Los Angeles International Airport. "Suddenly, this kid walks by and shouts, 'Heah! Heah!' just like (schoolyard bully) Nelson Muntz would have," Groening recalls. "It was amazing because I'm pretty sure he didn't know who I was. At least, I like to believe he didn't."

Similar incidents, no doubt, occur all the time -- Homer Simpson's classic "D'oh!" long ago entered the American lexicon of catchphrases -- and it can safely be said that TV series don't come much more iconic than "Simpsons." It's the longest-running comedy, in terms of years, in TV history, reaching its 400th-episode milestone May 20 (the Federal Communications Commission-baiting installment "You Kent Always Say What You Want," which finds newsman Kent Brockman locking horns with Ned Flanders over alleged indecency).

Only one other TV comedy -- "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet," with 435 episodes -- has produced more segments. Already renewed for Season 19, "Simpsons" will tie all-time series champ "Gunsmoke" if it gets renewed for a 20th, which is thought to be likely but hardly a certainty. Nonetheless, considering that it continues to be broadcast in some 75 countries, in 18 different languages, averaging more than 40 million weekly viewers and a staggering 13 billion annual impressions globally, it's hard to argue against the notion that this is the most successful franchise to hit the small screen.

The series' characters, who first appeared as crudely produced shorts on Fox's "The Tracey Ullman Show," will celebrate their 20th anniversary on television with a feature film this summer, "The Simpsons Movie," which will have a global release July 27.

How has this longevity even happened in a medium known for inspiring fickleness and apathy in audiences? Executive producer James L. Brooks says it's a combination of great raw material and uncommon creative freedom.

"Matt's original creation of the characters was just absolutely inspiration, which really set the stage for everything that's followed," Brooks says. "And Fox has been so good about allowing us to be self-governing, to as much an extent as any show can be. We've really never gotten notes from the network, even if there was a ratings dip along the way. (And) we have benefited from mirroring the personality of our showrunners in not being any one rigorous style. They've varied the comedy in such a way that it's always stayed fresh."

Agrees Groening: "There's never been any one single kind of comedy we've tried to do over and over. We do everything from huge physical gags to cameo appearances by Gore Vidal. And I hear all of the stuff about the quality having slipped, but I think the show has never been smarter or better animated than it has in the last few seasons."

At the core of the never-waning "Simpsons" juggernaut is its collection of characters who, thanks to the cartoon format, neither age nor appreciably change in nature. For better or worse, they are what they were when the series premiered in December 1989 with the Christmas-themed "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire."

"When you're dealing with a live-action comedy, the writers and showrunners are obliged to have the characters learn lessons and grow emotionally," says Dana Walden, president of the show's producer, 20th Century Fox Television. "A lot of times when that happens, the show loses its comedic (point of view). That's one reason 'The Simpsons' has thrived for so long."


Despite some ratings erosion over the course of Season 18, Fox Broadcasting Co. has no plans to drop the show from its schedule in the near future.

"In my world, it's almost unfathomable to have any conversation about the end of this show," says Peter Liguori, Fox's president of entertainment. "When I sit down to talk with Matt and Jim (Brooks), it's about what to do during the next 18 years. It's not a job for these guys -- it's a calling."

Al Jean, the show's longtime executive producer/showrunner -- and a "Simpsons" fixture from the beginning -- lately has been logging double duty on both the show and impending film. Despite an exhausting workload, Jean professes to still being "excited by every show we do. And I still feel like we're as good as ever, no matter what the nostalgia crowd might believe."

What's perhaps most remarkable about the series' franchise is its sheer ubiquity.

According to Fox executives, "Simpsons" shows somewhere in the world every hour of every day. And, of course, its tie-in merchandise remains an evergreen wonder of the retail universe. Elie Dekel, Fox executive vp licensing and merchandising, notes there are 600 "Simpsons" licensees, including a group of Kenyan tribesmen making hand-carved stone sculptures of the characters that are expected to be available later this year.

"We're also contemplating approaching the performers to lend their voices to GPS systems in cars," Dekel says. "We use meticulous care and (creative) integrity in developing products for the brand, and it continues to pay off."

The first nine "Simpsons" seasons have now been released on DVD and combined have sold in excess of 12 million units, making the series' home video sales a cottage industry unto itself. And in a TV landscape where comedy isn't supposed to translate from culture to culture, "Simpsons" has proved a massive exception, maintains Fox International Television president Mark Kaner.

"These story lines and characters are so relatable that they've crossed cultural boundaries," Kaner says. "In my 30 years working in TV, I've never seen a show as bulletproof as this one. Globally, it seems to recruit a new audience of young people every three years. It remains unbelievably popular in Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia and all throughout Latin America, and we see no signs of it slowing down."

On its home turf, too, "Simpsons" remains spectacularly consistent as easily the most popular syndicated comedy of the past quarter-century.

And to think it all started so modestly: as a series of interstitials on a series with perpetually low ratings ("Tracey Ullman"), on a network that had, at the time of its premiere, been around only about a year and was found in the upper reaches of the UHF dial in a number of markets.

Even if the odds were long, "I have to say that from Day 1, I thought we would be a hit if adults gave us a chance," Groening says. "And I guess they have. It was considered such a risky move at the time to schedule an animated series. But it's even more odd now to see that 20 years later, no other network has figured out how to do it."

But will Fox continue to do it for a 20th season -- and beyond?

"If I were to bet, I'd say yes," Groening adds. "But animation requires such a staggering amount of attention to detail and time that we can't drag our heels for too long. You see, ultimately, my goal isn't just to tie 'Gunsmoke' but for everybody connected with 'The Simpsons' to be as rich and bitter as anyone in Hollywood. And, you know, so far, so good."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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May 14, 2007

Bob Barker says goodbye to Price is Right

Bob Barker will tape his last episode as host of The Price is Right on June 6.  Meanwhile, this week CBS will honor Barker's 50 years in television, 35 of which were put in at The Price is Right.

Bob's final show doesn't air until next month, but this week CBS will celebrate Barker on Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. ET/PT. 

During his tenure in daytime television, Bob Barker has won 17 Emmy Awards and is up for two more at the June 15 Daytime Emmys.

CBS Execs haven't picked Barker's replacement yet, but they are tossing around such names as George HamiltonEntertainment Tonight host Mark Steines, Dancing With the Stars champ John O'Hurley, and Save by the Bell alum Mario Lopez.  Rosie O'Donnell has even expressed interest in taking Bob's spot as well.

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Anna Nicole Smith's official will

Anna Nicole Smith's will was filed in court today by her most recent partner/ attorney, Howard K. Stern.  Today's filing contained a petition of probate which lists Larry Birkhead as a party with an interest in Anna Nicole's estate. 

Birkhead was not mentioned in the original will, but neither was the daughter he fathered with Anna Nicole, Dannielynn, as she wasn't born when Anna Nicole originally created the document.  In Smith's original will, she left everything to her late son Daniel.

The petition does not ask for Birkhead to become a beneficiary of Anna Nicole's estate, but it does involve him directly since he is Dannielynn's sole parent.

The thing that caught me most by surprise was that Howard K. Stern has waived his fees as the will's executor.

If Dannielynn inherits money from Smith's late husband J. Howard Marshall, Stern would have banked a considerable amount of money.... if he wouldn't have waived his fees.

The will says that Anna Nicole had personal property valued at $10,000.  It also lists real property (her home) in the sum of $1.8 million when Smith died, but Anna also had a $1.1 million mortgage.

Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, was not included in today's filings.

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Jordin Sparks visits home, prepares for Idol sing-off


Jordin Sparks tried out for American Idol in its 5th season and didn't even make it past the first round, now Jordin finds herself as one of the final three contestants this season.  On Tuesday, Jordin will go head to head with Blake Lewis and Melinda Doolittle to see who makes the cut to compete for the title of American Idol.

Sparks headed home to Arizona as a part of this week's Idol show (they have to have something to stretch the shows out with) on Friday.  She sang at her former high school, and Glendale's Westgate City Center, and Glendale's Arrowhead Towne Center.

The daughter of retired NFL player Phillippi Sparks, Jordin spent most of her childhood in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. Singing has always been her passion, but until now church goers and family were usually her only audience.

If Jordin wins the competition, she will be the youngest American Idol winner at 17 years old.

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Donald Trump is a Grandpa

Someone please help this child, but Donald Trump now has a granddaughter!

The baby girl, Kai Madison, was born to Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa, both 29, on Saturday in New York, according to the Washington Post. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, the reports said.

Trump Jr. said the girl's name comes from her maternal grandfather, a Danish musician.

The Donald told the New York Post that being a granddad was "terrific."

"Well, it's not something I had necessarily in mind, but it feels very nice," he said.

Wanna bet that one day he'll date a girl the same age as his grand kid?

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Melinda Doolittle heads back to Tennessee

American Idol finalist, Melinda Doolittle headed back to our home state of Tennessee for a visit this weekend as a part of this week's show.  On Tuesday, Melinda will go head-to-head with Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks in hopes of making it to the final two.  I'm pretty sure she doesn't have anything to worry about.

Doolittle headed back to her alma mater of Belmont University where fans filled the small college campus to show some love to their former mascot.  That's right, Melinda was the mascot at Belmont before making it on American Idol.

The school even named a street after her!  You go Melinda!!

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Kylie is in NYC

Kylie Minogue was spotted by some GaySocialites on Sunday night, but much to our surprise... she wasn't at Hot Mess @ Porky's.  She was at Hiro at Maritime Hotel.  I don't what these people have over there, but they need to bottle it and sell it!

If you're looking for something a bit crazier, you should come to Porky's for Hot Mess on Sundays!  It's a crazy good time, and we have our brand of celebrity.  We're still working on Kylie and Perez Hilton.

Lord help me.  And I don't know if she was alone or with the married man.

I guess I'm going to have to beg, huh Kylie?


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May 13, 2007

Paris Hilton's "people" tell her to just go to jail


Paris Hilton's friends and "people" have evidently advised her to buck it up and head for the slammer.  The judge required that Hilton turn herself into LA county jail by June 5th for violation of her DUI probation, but the hotel heiress has the choice of getting locked up sooner if she wants it that way.

It wouldn't be totally unheard of if Paris turned herself in early.  As a matter of fact, Martha Stewart took the option to head to jail sooner-than-later when the domestic diva was sent there herself.

A friend of Hilton's told In Touch Weekly: “Various people are telling her the chances of avoiding jail are just about nil. They are telling her she should take a deep breath, do her time and then get on with her life.”

In a statement issued by Richard Hutton yesterday, Paris said she was “ready to face the consequences of violating probation. No one is above the law. I surely am not. I do not expect to be treated better than anyone else who violated probation. However, my hope is that I will not be treated worse.”

At least Hilton looks good in orange!

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Substitute teacher shows Brokeback Mountain to elementary school class

The Chicago Board of Education has been slapped with a lawsuit after a subsitute teacher allegedly showed Brokeback Mountain to an 8th grade class.

According to the lawsuit, the gay-themed movie tramatized 12-year-old Jessica Turner who claims she now suffers from psychological distress.

Brokeback Mountain, which won three Oscars and numerous other awards for its cast and director Ang Lee, is about a love affair between two cowboys played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.  Regardless of its gay theme, there are may racey scenes that probably shouldn't be viewed at school.

The lawsuit says that the substitute teacher knew what she was doing, becase she asked a student to close the classroom door at the West Side Chicago school and said "What happens in Ms. Buford's class stays in Ms. Buford's class.

Jessica Turner and her grandparents, Kenneth and LaVerne Richardson, are suing the Chicago Board of Education for nearly $500,000 in damages, according to the Associated Press.  This isn't the first time Mr. and Mrs. Richardson have gone after the school board.  Mr. Richardson complained to school administrators in the past about reading material that he felt was inappropriate because it included curse words.

Some people just aren't ready for the 2000's.

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"The Game" arrested again, this time for threat charges

The Game was arrested in Los Angeles Friday on suspicion of making criminal threats.

The rapper's was arrested after cops searched the Game's home for three hours Friday afternoon.  

The arrest is evidently in connection with an incident that occurred in February. The Game is suspected of threatening a person with a gun during a pickup basketball game at a park in South Los Angeles, a Los Angeles Police Department source told the Los Angeles Times.

Game was booked on Friday and released on $50,000 bail Saturday.

KABC-TV captured the scene as police led Game from his home on Friday. The rapper maintained his innocence, telling onlookers, "I want to say that I'm not guilty, and that I love California."

The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, was also arrested in November in New York City after authorities said he told a cab driver that he was an undercover police officer, persuading him to run a series of red lights.

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Sheryl Crow gets a baby for Mother's Day

What do you buy someone on mother's day who doesn't have any kids?  A baby of course!

Sheryl Crow announced on her website that she has adopted a baby boy. 

"She's super happy. He was born two weeks ago, and she's just over the moon," US magazine.blog quoted their source, as saying.

Crow revealed on her website that the baby has been named Wyatt.

"His name is Wyatt (after my dad) Steven (after my little brother and Scooter) and we are enjoying some very private family time," Sheryl wrote. Scooter is the nickname of her longtime manager and friend, Steven Weintraub.

Sheryl's "people" have confirmed that she picked up a kid.  What a great way to celebrate Mother's Day!

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Spider-Man 3 rules at box office

"Spider-Man 3" maintained its top spot at the box office this weekend, bringing the totals for the comic book trilogy to $622 million worldwide. 

In its second weekend of release, "Spider-Man 3" sold about $145.5 million worth of tickets, $60 million in North America and $85.5 million internationally, according to Columbia Pictures.

Spidey is expected to loose its top spot next weekend as "Shrek the Third" opens.  The top spot will likely change the following week as "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."

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Obama rally in Clinton turf bombs

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama and his supporters attempted to invade Hillary Clinton-country this weekend with a rally in New York.  Instead, Barack's people were practically laughed out of the big apple.

The press release I received promised at least 600 Obama supporters "strong"  The actual turn out was sad with only a couple dozen supporters in play.

The few supporters started at Hudson River Park, but by the time they made it to Battery Park where the rally was to conclude, most of the marchers had branched off to relax in the beautiful weather.

It would take a miracle for Barack Obama to beat Hillary Clinton in her home state, but that hasn't stopped him from trying!

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Fred Thompson must choose acting or the presidency

"Law & Order" star Fred Thompson has a major decision to make quickly.  I'm sure Fred is asking himself, do I want to be a famous actor or the leader of the free world?

The craziest factor is that if Thompson seeks the presidency, then it could put Law & Order in jeopardy.  If Fred enters the race, then the FCC requires NBC and anyone airing the show's reruns to give equal free air time to the other 10 republican candidates.  If Thompson wins the primary, then the same goes for the general election. 

In lieu of handing freebies, stations are likely to just stop airing Law & Order all together. 

You can guarantee his co-workers will vote against him!

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May 12, 2007

George Michael gets sitcom deal

As if America doesn't have enough crazies, George Michael is evidently headed this way to star in his own sitcom.

“I'm going to have the most phenomenal year - even though there are people who'd like me to experience a tough time," Michael said.

"There's an American tour planned and I'm starring in a big US comedy drama called Ellie Stone with Johnny Lee Miller. The writers want to name each episode after my songs," George added.

Mr. Michael has no acting experience, but tons of star power!  ha ha ha  This will be a whole new world of parks to have gay sex in and weed to smoke before driving the streets.  Paris Hilton may have some competition.

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Blake Lewis may stand a chance at American Idol afterall

I was starting to think that Blake Lewis would be the next to get voted off American Idol, but after seeing the crowds that came out in support of Blake in his home town of Bothell as he popped in for a visit this weekend.

The town of Bothell was flooded with Blake Lewis fans.  Evidently the crowds were so crazy that the Seattle Post Intelligencer is tagging it "Blakemania."

Blake will try to out perform Melinda Doolittle and Jordan Sparks on Tuesday night with hopes of making it to the final two. While at his pep rally, a fax from Paula Abdul arrived announcing that next week Blake would sing "Roxanne" (who still faxes, Paula Abdul? straight up now tell me...).

Seen:  Matt Hasselback (sans Elizabeth), Sir Mix-A-Lot, City Councilwoman Jean Godden

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May 11, 2007

The people like Pelosi

The latest polls show that people think House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doing a better job than President George Bush.

The latest AP-Ipsos poll reports that 45% of those polled approved of the way Pelosi is handling her job while only 33% approved of President Bush.

The world seems to be closing in on the prez as House Republicans paid Dubya a visit this week to let him know that they may need to consider some alternatives to the way things are going with the war in Iraq based on public opinion.

You're damn straight (pun intended)!  Bush may not have to worry about re-election, but his flunkies in the House and the Senate do!  These right wing reps need to get their heads out of Bush's ass and align themselves with someone else!  All signs are pointing to Rudy!

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Arnold Schwarzenegger too busy to pardon Paris Hilton

When asked if he planned to pardon Paris Hilton, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger admits that he has better things to do.

"I've never got any request," Schwarzenegger said when asked if he would give Hilton a pardon, before adding: "But I have many more important things to think about."

Petitioners are rallying on both sides of the pressing issue.  Paris has even begged her Myspace friends to sign the petition to save her, but it looks like more people want to see Paris in jail than would like to see the socialite receive a pardon.  A rally was held this week in New York, but only three people showed up.  Sadness.  ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

It doesn't look like it will do any good.  Paris is headed for the slammer next month, but it looks like she may get a lesser sentence for good behavior... if she can obey the rules in the slammer.  Maybe Nicole Richie could get caught breaking one of the many laws she will violate between now and then.  This way they can shoot Simple Life:  Prison Edition while they're there!

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The future looks bright for 4th place Idol LaKisha Jones

As LaKisha Jones makes her media rounds, there is a lot of buzz surrounding her potential as a future entertainer.  Lots of times it isn't' until the American Idol rejects speak with the media that we truly see their true colors, and that seems to be the case with LaKisha.

LaKisha has been on a whirl wind media tour since her elimination on Idol, including interviews with CNN and "Entertainment Tonight," appearing on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, and hanging with Ellen on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."  This weekend, LaKisha will head to New York for appearances on "Live with Regis & Kelly" and the "Today" show.

But it seems to be LaKisha's personality that is really grabbing everyone's potential.  You can often really grasp a reality loser's star power when you get to know them off the show.   Her personable comments are really winning over the public.

"I was crying (Wednesday) night, and she wiped my face and said, 'Mommy, I'm not mad,'" as Jones recalled her daughter's reaction to the vote results. "I thought that was just really cute, almost as if she was telling me, 'I'm proud of you. I'm not mad.' Works for me."

LaKisha has also come out with the nickname, "KiKi," just making people love her even more! 

Good luck LaKisha, I must admit you were my favorite.

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It's a baby boy for Jaime Pressley!

My Name is Earl star Jaime Pressly and her DJ fiancé, Eric Cubiche, gave birth to a baby boy on Friday.  Jaime and Eric named their little one Dezi James.  He weighed in at 6 pounds and measured 18.5 inches long.

"This kid is gorgeous!" Pressly bragged through her rep.

The baby was named "Dezi" after Desi Arnaz, as Cubiche loves to yell, "Luuuuucy, I'm ho-ome," as he walking in the door, and "James" in honor of Pressly's father, according to E!Online.

Pressly first announced that she was pregnant back in November after initially denying baby bump rumors started by her costar, Jason Lee, who told E!Online  that Pressly was "gonna be a great mom."

Congrats Jaime and Eric!!

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Kylie Minogue says she ain't no home wrecker

I first told you about Kylie Minogue's alleged relationship with married film director Alexander Dahm. 

Now Kylie says there is no affair citing that Dahm has a heavily pregnant wife, Laura, at home.

On Thursday, Kylie said:

"I have never been unfaithful to a partner and would find it immoral to be involved with a married man."

Kylie says she and Dahm were been discussing a "potential film project".

We believe you Kylie!!

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Dog the Bounty Hunter kicked off an airplane

Dog the Bounty Hunter, aka Duane Chapman, was evidently ejected from an airplane this week after his wife, Beth, flipped out on the cabin crew.

The bounty hunter turned reality TV team caused a United Airlines flight to Denver to be aborted earlier this week after Beth verbally abused a female flight attendant.

The National Enquirer is reporting that Dog was pulled off the plan in the midst of the altercation.

"Dog was sitting in the first-class section with his family, and the plane was getting pushed back from the gate. A flight attendant asked Dog to buckle his seatbelt, but he was asleep," according to the source.

The witness says Chapman's wife "went ballistic", causing the captain to turn the plane around and remove the Chapman family from the aircraft, where they were met by six police officers.

The source also says that Dog was embarrassed by Beth's actions, "apologizing to everyone involved" after the family was removed from the plane.

Looks like you can take snakes on a plane, but you better leave the dog at home!

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Lilly Allen faces jail too

When Pop star Lily Allen isn't designing fashion or criticizing other's work... she is evidently slugging photographers. 

Allen is being investigated by police for violently assaulting a photographer.   The Daily Mail is reporting that the 22-year-old daughter of actor Keith Allen is facind arrest charges as she is being accused of hitting a photographer in the face.

The incident evidently left paparazzo Kevin Rush with a bleeding and bruised nose as a result of being punched in the face by Allen who evidently left an imprint with her gold sovereign ring. 

Cops plan to question Allen.  This will definitely be even more damaging her to horrible reputation!

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May 10, 2007

Reality Check: Who got voted off what this week?

Dionne lastest cast off America's Next Top Model 


Dionne Walters became the tenth girl eliminated from America's Next Top Model Cycle 8 Wednesday night.

After making it to the final four, Dionne struggled with her "grimace" face and needed a lot of direction from "Mr. Jay."

During the panel, each potential model was asked who they thought had the most and least potential in the competition.  Every other girl said themselves, but Dionne said Jaslene

Before sending Dionne to the America's Next Top Model graveyard, Tyra asked, “If your path is rocky, and you don’t believe in yourself, who’s going to believe in you?”

See ya Dionne.  Now they're down to the top three:  Natasha, Renee and Jaslene.  The final show is Wednesday.


Billy Ray Cyrus voted off Dancing with the Stars

Billy Ray Cyrus was voted off the 8th week of Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday night.  Billy Ray and his professional partner Karina Smirnoff received the lowest score on Monday.  Cyrus also stormed off the set after judge Bruno Tonioli called his performance "crap."

Cyrus obviously felt very disrespected by Tonioli's comment. "Bruno calling me crap is the pot calling the kettle black," Billy Ray said.

So either the viewers agreed or Bruno's comments sway more people than we think!  


Lakisha Jones voted off American Idol

American Idol has its top 3 contenders for this year's title as Lakisha Jones was voted off the show tonight.  Saddness.  I was pulling for Lakisha.

Even though I would have liked for Lakisha to have surprised everyone to become the next Idol winner, but I am okay with the top three: Blake Lewis, Jordin Sparks and Melinda Doolittle.

I must also say that Paula Abdul was strangely sober for tonight's result shows.

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Angelina Jolie wants more kids, but no wedding

Goodwill Diva Angelina Jolie has confirmed that she wants more kids with her boyfriend Brad Pitt, but Ms. Jolie doesn't want to get married.

In rarely candid interview with Reader’s Digest magazine (on newsstands May 22), Angelina says she doesn't really plan to marry Brad.  Jolie went on to talk about how they do want more children together, both biological and adopted. 

“I met this amazing person,” Angelina said of Brad in the interview, “who in spending a lot of time talking realized we had very, very similar views on family, views on how we wanted to live our lives... you know, where we were — just very, very similar.” Jolie adds, “I discovered a man who’s extremely thoughtful, intelligent and invested in many issues. He’s just more quiet in his way. I think that’s the reason I love him.”

Angelina also revealed that her pregnancy with Shiloh was planned. 

“Before I met Brad, I always said I was happy never to have a child biologically. He told me he hadn’t given up that thought. Then, a few months after (Zahara) came home, I saw Brad with her and (Maddox), and I realized how much he loved them — that a biological child would not in any way be a threat. So I said, ‘I want to try.’”

You can even listen to Angelina's entire interview with Reader's Digest.  I love technology!

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American Idol creators looking for the Next Great American Band.

The makers of American Idol are looking for the Next Great American Band

Little Ryan Seacrest made the announcement on Wednesday night's American Idol results show.  I guess Fox has given Idol creator Simon Fuller the green light on "The Search for the Next Great American Band (working title)."

The great thing about this show is that Idol makers aren't going to take 5 random people and create a new band.  American Band is looking for music groups of all ages, styles and genres who are already established.

Can you imagine how amazing the "reject" episodes are going to be?! I can't wait! 

Like Idol there will hold nationwide auditions, and a panel of judges (yet to be announced) will narrow down the hopefuls to 10 semifinalists who will then perform in front of a live studio audience.  Viewers will call in and vote, crushing a different band's dreams each week.

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Is Kylie Minogue's new man married??

You know how much we love Kylie Minogue here at gaysocialites.blog, so Kylie can really do no wrong.  Having said that, the Daily Mail is reporting that Kylie could be seeing a married man!

The Mail caught Kylie on vacation with married Chilean film director Alexander Dahm.  They write that "she beamed as they took a coastal cruise."

I'd hope they're just friends, but the Mail's sources say that Kylie is smitten by Mr. Dahm, whose wife is expecting their second child in seven-and-a-half weeks.  The Mail also claims that those sources are close friends of Kylie's.

One said: "Initially Kylie was telling us that they were just friends.

"But her tune has changed. She has been saying he is the most amazing guy she has known since (former boyfriend) Michael Hutchence, which is a very big thing for her to say.

"When we asked if there was anything going on like an affair, she said "Well, what do you mean by an affair?".

Then she said something quite peculiar, she said "sometimes you can have a mental affair."

I don't want to believe a word of it, but then again I guess worst things have happened.

We'll love you no matter what Miz Minogue, even if you do turn out to be a home wrecker!  J/k!

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Dukes of Hazzard eBay bidder bails

"Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider just wants to get rid of his General Lee car, but it looks like his $10 million bid winner is a phony.

The bidder who won the historic car was supposed to make his first down payment on Monday, but according to a statement from Schneider, it looks like the bidder is reneging.

As the week has progressed, it appears more and more evident that the winning bidder from my 'Bo's General Lee' auction has no intention of coming up with the promised funds. The deadline for deposit was missed on Monday and nobody is more upset or disappointed than I am. I have been on the phone with my lawyer in Century City [Calif.] all week and am taking steps to force compliance of the winning bidder to the rules and regulations of the auction. This may have been the most publicly viewed auction ever! People's word should be their bond."

For those of you who missed the eBay auction, there could still be hope of you getting your hands on John's car... according to TMZ, auction houses across the country have contacted John for a chance to put the car up on blocks.

When are people ever going to learn that eBay is crap?!

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British Prime Minister Tony Blair resigns

British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced on Thursday that he will be stepping down from office on June 27 after 10 years in office. 

Blair is responsible for putting his Labour party back into power, but after unstaggering support for George Bush and the Iraqi war and a series of scandals in his home land - Blair has decided to step down.

"I've been prime minister of this country for just over 10 years," Blair told party members Thursday, according to Reuters. "I think that's long enough, not only for me, but also for the country and sometimes the only way you conquer the pull of power is to set it down."

Blair's resignation paves the path for new Labour leadership for people like finance minister Gordon Brown who was Blair's partner in helping put the Labour party back into power.

Despite his low approval rating leading up to his departure, an opinion poll printed in Thursday's Guardian newspaper shows that 60 percent of voters predict Blair will be remembered as a force of change in the country, even though all of the changes won't be remember as good.  

Many in England refer to Blair as a "Bush lap dog" since he has stood by the US President so steadfastly throughout the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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David Letterman's forecast for "The View" (with video)

With Rosie O'Donnell's announcement that she will leave The View, David Letterman seems to be concerned about the future of the show.  First Meredith, then Star, and many others ... now Rosie.  What will happen next??

I'll let Letterman explain.

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Britney Spears - Marilyn Monroe duet in the works

Since most people didn't accept Britney Spears' 15-minute lip syncing appearances in California as a comeback, the former pop tart has to come up with something else.   Here's the new plan:  Britney will sing a duet with Marilyn Monroe

Evidently former NSYNC'er Lance Bass has secured the rights a previously unreleased Marilyn song called 'Down Boy'.  Bass thinks the song is perfect for Britney and has plans for it to be on her next album. 

"Lance wants Britney to sing with Marilyn on the track, like Natalie Cole did on 'Unforgettable' with her dad Nat King Cole," sources say Britain's Daily Star newspaper.

Plans are also already in place for the Britney to don a platinum Marilyn-esque wig (since she's bald, ya know) and dress like the Monroe, when they shoot the video.

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May 09, 2007

Should Arnold Schwarzenegger save Paris Hilton?

Arnold Schwarzenegger is getting calls and petitions on both sides of the fence, those siding with the judge's ruling to send Paris Hilton to jail for 45 days, and those who support the socialite's plea to be pardoned.

Paris Hilton is using her MySpace page to show that she is a high school drop out, but to beg her fans to ask the Arnold to grant her freedom.

In the obviously misspelled and grammatically horrific plea she writes: 

My friend Joshua started this petition, please help and sihn it. i LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!


In his petition, "Joshua" points out that she has money running through her blood by mentioning that she is an heiress to the Hilton fortune.  "Joshua" also writes that Paris "provides hope for young people all over the U.S. and the world."

On the other side of the isle, are those who protest a pardon.  They too have a petition.  A no-pardon petition urges Schwarzenegger to "ignore other petitions asking for clemency and show the people of California that no one is above the law."

Evidently, the governor isn't taking Paris' request too seriously.  Schwarzenegger's press secretary, Aaron McLear, said:

"The petition will be treated no differently than any other request filed to the governor's office... The governor only acts in extraordinary circumstances."

Hilton's lawyers filed a notice in court last Friday of their intention to appeal her sentence. Paris was on probation from a previous traffic offense.  She can drive again, until June 5 when she must report for 45 days in jail.

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Lakisha Jones voted off American Idol

American Idol has its top 3 contenders for this year's title as Lakisha Jones was voted off the show tonight.  Saddness.  I was pulling for Lakisha.

Even though I would have liked for Lakisha to have surprised everyone to become the next Idol winner, but I am okay with the top three: Blake Lewis, Jordin Sparks and Melinda Doolittle.

I must also say that Paula Abdul was strangely sober for tonight's result shows.




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Is Georgia Rule destined to fail?


Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman and Lindsay Lohan star in "Georgia Rule" opening this weekend, but if this review by Reuters means anything... it stands a great chance at bombing!

"Georgia" won't be on moviegoers' minds

Wed May 9, 2007 3:30AM EDT

Georgia Rule

By Michael Rechtshaffen

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - A multigenerational dramatic comedy about a fractured family, Garry Marshall's "Georgia Rule" proves to be more prone to malfunction than dysfunction.

Despite its three solid leads -- Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman and Lindsay Lohan (yes, this was the production that inspired Morgan Creek chief James G. Robinson to write the latter a little letter) -- the film fails to make a connection to its audience, or itself for that matter, as it constantly struggles to find a suitable tone.

The director in the past has demonstrated a bankable knack for mixing light comedy with more serious elements, but the decidedly darker elements of Mark Andrus' script never jibe with Marshall's breezier instincts, and the awkward results are all too apparent.

Universal obviously is aware of those problems, dropping the picture into a market that's stoked for upbeat summer escapist fare. As a result, "Georgia" is unlikely to be on the minds of many moviegoers.

Screenwriter Andrus ("As Good as It Gets") drew upon his Mormon upbringing to tell the story of Rachel, a trouble-making California teen (guess who?) who is sent to a small town in Idaho by her alcoholic mother, Lilly (Huffman), to live with her strict, rule-enforcing grandmother, Georgia (Fonda).

The caustic, impudent, promiscuous Rachel is a real piece of work, but she's nothing Grandma hasn't dealt with before, and Georgia's got an endless supply of mouth-washing soap to prove it.

It's soon revealed that Rachel is a rebel with a cause, but even when the audience is asked to view her in a different light, her character's subsequent abrupt behavioral shifts make her tough to embrace.

But the bigger problem with "Georgia Rule" is that the troubling subject matter required a gutsier, take-no-prisoners approach (think Todd Solondz or Catherine Hardwicke or any number of Sundance-approved directors) rather than the safely mainstream balancing act that Marshall tries unsuccessfully to achieve.

The more Marshall sugarcoats those jagged emotional edges with homey small-town humor, the more uncomfortably unconvincing the film becomes.

His three female leads deliver the required goods with Fonda, particularly, in fine, feisty form.

Although no real fault of their own, the supporting characters, including Dermot Mulroney as a sympathetic veterinarian and Cary Elwes as Huffman's smug husband, tend to come across more like script devices than real, three-dimensional people.

Production values are up to Marshall speed here, with California subbing for fictional rural Idaho, but again, a little less polish and a little more grit might have helped make this wayward story of redemption a bit easier to forgive.

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Canadian study: Gay parents, just as good as straight parents

A recent Canadian study shows that gay parents are not only just as good as straight ones, but having two same sex parents could actually be better.

The study focused primarily on lesbian couples and found that children raised by lesbian parents are as socially competent as children raised by heterosexual parents.

"A few studies suggest that children with two lesbian mothers may have marginally better social competence than children in traditional nuclear families, even fewer studies show the opposite, and most studies fail to find any differences," according to the 74-page study.

The Canadian government has insisted that the research represents findings of the author and "not those of the department."

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Canada since 2005.

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Akon apologizes for humping 14 year old

Akon is finally speaking out about his humping a 14-year-old girl at a recent concert in Trinidad.  The singer was video taped dancing very provocatively, ok he was just humping her, and now he's apologizing.

"First, and most important to me, I want to sincerely apologize for the embarrassment and any pain I've caused to the young woman who joined me on-stage, her family and the Trinidad community for the events at my concert in Port of Spain on April 12th.

It was never my intention to embarrass or take advantage of my fans in any way, especially those under the age of 18. That is why we tried to make sure that the club did not admit anyone under 18 in the audience. Somehow, that standard was not met.

Again, I apologize to those concerned and to all my fans and I pledge to all that we will strive to make sure this type of incident does not happen again.

Meanwhile, the apology came a day late for Verizon, who cut ties with the singer and, by extension, the tour with Gwen Stefani.

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Naomi Campbell's community service diaries hit the stands


Naomi Campbell was forced to report to community service in New York City for throwing a cell phone at her housekeeper.  The supermodel made the best of the situation and actually made a few bucks while serving her debt to society, now we get to see Naomi's diary entries and photos to match in the newest edition of W magazine.

Naomi wrote: “I find solace in sweeping. I have no other responsibility. I have no phone. I have the time to think. Just have, you know, peace.”

“Two of the people in the room have never been on a plane. They ask me what it’s like, and I’m embarrassed to tell them I was on seven planes the week before alone. It’s so interesting to get to know so many different sorts of people.”

“One co-worker tells me how he ended up here, basically because of alcohol. I bond with him, and I tell him I’m in recovery.”

“Some people can handle a drink or a line of cocaine, but I’ve finally come to realize that, for me, it’s all or nothing - and it has to be nothing. And my life has changed since [I realized that].”

Naomi turned her arrival at New York's Sanitation Department into a daily fashion show after authorities refused to let her drive up to the door of the building. The supermodel shocked the paparazzi on her daily walk from the gates to the door of the Sanitation Department by turning up to work in high fashion outfits.

Who knew it was all a plot to make her community service lucrative?  Good work Miss Campbell!

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Britney Spears looks like a stripper

Here she is... Britney Spears going to "work" with her son Sean Preston.  Is she a stripper now? 

No wonder Britney's youngest son Jayden James is never seen with her.  Would you wanna run around with your mommy while she is dressed like a street walker?  Of course not!

After some topless pictures of Spears hit the web this week, fans have been critizing Britney for falling out of shape. 

Give Britney a break!  She was married to Kevin Federline and had to breast feed two of his kids back to back.  Wait, that's just one more reason she shouldn't be wearing fish net stockings.

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Paris Hilton says she is NOT above the law, shocker!

According to a statement released by Team Paris, Miz Hilton is obviously kicking into clean-up mode.  Evidently a part of her appeal will be to prove that she isn't above the law.

"After reading the media's coverage of my court hearing, I feel the need to correct what I believe are misperceptions about me. I absolutely realize how serious driving under the influence is. I could not live with myself if anyone was injured or killed while I was driving while impaired. Clearly, no one should -- no matter how slightly.

I am ready to face the consequences of violating probation.

No one is above the law. I surely am not. I do not expect to be treated better than anyone else who violated probation. However, my hope is that I will not be treated worse."

So basically, Paris doesn't believe she is above the law but doesn't believe she deserves the punishment either.  She's totally normal!

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HBO fires CEO Chris Albrecht

After his girl friend beating bout this weekend in Vegas, Time Warner has fired HBO's chief executive officer Chris Albrecht.

"With great regret, at the request of Time Warner, I have agreed to step down as chairman and CEO of Home Box Office. I take this step for the benefit of my Home Box Office colleagues, recognizing that I cannot allow my personal circumstances to distract them from the business," Albrecht said in a statement obtained by gaysocialites.blog.

Time Warner said that HBO's Chief Operating Officer Bill Nelson would assume Albrecht's duties until a new CEO could be found.

Albrecht was arrested in Las Vegas this weekend for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend outside the MGM Grand Casino after the prizefight between Oscar de la Hoya and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Yesterday, Albrecht sent an apology to the HBO staff, which stated that he was "deeply sorry" for the incident, and revealed that he is a recovering alcoholic who had slipped up.

New reports also show that HBO paid a female staffer at least $400,000 to settle 1991 battery charges involving HBO Chief Executive Chris Albrecht.

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Paris Hilton's prison death threats

Paris Hilton may not be too popular in the slammer. 

Evidently some of her future roommates and neighbors at California's all-female Century Regional Detention Facility have sent death threats to Paris by way of her MySpace page.  Who knew prisoners had MySpace?

One of Paris's friends evidently spoke with Life & Style magazine revealing that Hilton is getting death threats from 'the inside.'

The insider says, "These maniacs have been writing, 'We're going to get you,' and, 'I'm going to kill you.' It's horrifying.

"One person wrote that she's going to steal Paris' shoes when she gets to jail -- and if Paris argues, she'll be beaten to a pulp."

In an exclusive interview with the publication, Hilton admits, "I'm very scared right now."

Although avoiding jail time is a part of Hilton's plan, it would probably be the best move for her.  Some time in the slammer would definitely teach the socialite heiress that she is NOT above the law, and it would likely create a new more humble Hilton.

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Are Madonna and Guy Ritchie about to split?

Would you believe that Madonna and Guy Ritchie are on a fast track to divorce?  If you see them spotted together happily frolocking with the kids or adopting another baby, then you would assume all is well, right?

Not according to the News of the World.  The website quotes a source that says Madonna and Guy are likely headed for divorce.

"They're in total meltdown and row non-stop whenever they see each other," said one good friend.

The website also claims that Madonna and Ritchie:

SLEEP in separate beds and lead separate lives.

FOUGHT bitterly over adopting baby David.

ARGUE fiercely over Madonna's controlling behaviour.

QUARREL over her obsession with the Kabbalah Jewish sect.

Their source says the problems between Madonna and Guy have been brewing for a year, but really came to a head when Ritchie refused to travel with the material mom to pick out a baby in Malawi.  Madonna eventually settled on her latest addition to the family, David.

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Katie Couric loosing evening news ratings battle badly


Katie Couric can't seem to find her niche in the evening news time slot, if ratings mean anything.

The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric recorded its smallest audience since 1987 last week while ABC continued to head for the top spot.

ABC’s "World News" recorded its widest advantage in viewership over NBC’s "Nightly News" since the week former ABC anchor Peter Jennings died in August 2005.   This is ABC's ninth lead in 13 weeks over NBC, and that could mean that Charles Gibson is overthrowing Brian Williams as the nation’s favorite network news anchor.

In prime time, Fox also found itself in an unusual position while "American Idol" is airing by ranking third place in viewership.  CBS won, as ABC recorded its best non-Oscar week since last fall, helped by the two-hour "Grey’s Anatomy" special last Thursday.  NBC barely made the top 20.

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Bad news for Tammy Faye

One of my favorite people ever, Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner, has some VERY sad news.  Tammy Faye has been battling reoccuring cancer for years, but now she has published a statement on her website saying while doctors are giving up... her faith in God is not!

May 8, 2007

My Dear Faithful Friends,

Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, 4th of July and several birthdays of family and friends. Envelopes have become separated, or they are still in piles all over the place to send as yet. I have been on so much medication, so many have been trying to help with thank-you notes......I don't know.

Thank you for the rooms full of flowers, the tables full of cards, and beautiful little gifts laying everywhere. Thank you so much! I know I have missed so many gifts I should have sent for these special occasions. And then, trusting God to heal my sick stomach. Please try to understand.

The doctors have stopped trying to treat the cancer and so now it's up to God and my faith. And that's enough! But please continue to pray for the pain and sick stomach.

My precious daughter, Tammy Sue, and her wonderful friends are staying with me while Roe builds churches. They don't want me falling down the stairs. I am down weight wise to 65 pounds, and look like a scarecrow. I need God's miracle to swallow.

To those of you who are suffering as I....."don't give up"!! Make up your mind you're going to LIVE !! That is NOT EASY! The path gets so long. I look at young people and wish with all my heart for just one day of "feeling great". You see, God gives out his promises, they do not lie, they do not fail. We do not have to BEG him for them, they are FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You CAN make it!


Tammy Faye

Tammy Faye is the ex-wife of former televangalist Jim Bakker.  Since her split with Baker, she has appeared on reality TV and turned into a gay icon.

Please pray for Tammy Faye!!!

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Paris Hilton hires a new attorney


Paris Hilton is bound and determined to fire someone over this summer jail holiday, and since Paris can't live without a publicist -- she has hired Elliot Mintz again but is switching attorneys. 

Hilton has switched from high-profile criminal defense attorney Howard Weitzman to famed DUI defense lawyer Richard Hutton.

If Paris can't convince the LA courts that she doesn't deserve to serve 45 days behind bars for breaking probation, she must turn herself in by June 5.

If this doesn't work, I wonder who Paris will blame next?  Watch out Tinkerbell.

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Nick Lachey looks hot when he's mad

Nick Lachey looks totally hot when he's pissed off!  TMZ.blog reports that Nick was all hot and bothered because someone bumped into his girly girl Vanessa Manillo at a Kentucky Derby party.

According to Nick (via his reps), the couple were making their way through the party at Club Felt, led by Nick's bodyguard, when some drunk guy yanked Nick's arm causing Vanessa to fall down. Dude! Don't push a lady down!

While Vanessa tried to calm her pissed off boytoy, nearby police took control of the situation and cuffed the guy. They asked Nick if he wanted to press charges, but Lachey and Minnillo were content to just put the night behind them.

Nick and Vanessa were in town for the Derby with everyone from Kevin Federline to the Queen of England.

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Bill Clinton creates NY Times crossword puzzle


Bill Clinton is making his mark on the New York Times.  The former President made his debut as a contributor to the Times by creating his own crossword puzzle published this weekend.

Clinton wrote the clues for the puzzle filled with puns, pop culture references and plays on words.  In an editor's note, Times' puzzle editor Will Shortz wrote: "The clues in this puzzle are a little more playful and involve more wordplay than in a typical crossword. You have been warned."

"I wanted it to be Clinton's voice, not my voice," Shortz said. "I touched up a few things here and there, but basically what President Clinton wrote for the clues is what appears in the puzzle.

"His clues make you laugh out loud," he added. "He's got a flair for this."

Answers to Clinton's crossword puzzle will be published on May 11. 

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OJ Simpson: No service for you!

While partying in Kentucky for the Derby, O.J. Simpson was refused service and asked to leave an upscale restaurant.  The owner of the fine eatery, Jeff Ruby, other patrons were uncomfortable with dining in the same place as Simpson.  As a result, Ruby asked him to leave.

“I didn’t want to serve him because of my convictions of what he’s done to those families,” Jeff Ruby said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “The way he continues to torture the lives of those families … with his behavior, attitude and conduct.”

Ruby said O.J. seemed to understand his position and left quietly.

Simpson was not slapped with any criminal charges for the 1995 killing of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.  He was, however, found liable in a civil trial that followed.

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What's next for Rosie O'Donnell?

Rosie O'Donnell's announcement that she is leaving the View has her representatives scurrying to land a new offer while the buzz is still hot.

Now there are tons of rumors flying about what offers Rosie has on the table.  It looks like she is looking for somewhere near $40 million for her deal making it almost impossible to match.

My sources tell me that there has been some buzz at NBC suggesting that Rosie may be a good replacement for Conan O'Brien when he moves into Jay Leno's spot, but that might be too far off to be Rosie's immediate move.

CBS is also evidently looking at O'Donnell as well, but they have a different time slot in mind.  CBS seems to be thinking about putting Rosie up against the View or even NBC's new 4th hour at Today.  This would free up opportunities for Rosie to appear on the CBS Early Show possibly moving out of its perpetual third spot.

Rosie confirmed last week that she wanted a one-year, $10 million deal to continue on The View, with ABC offering three years at $6 million.

On her video blog, O'Donnell said, “I know it seems greedy to people … considering what they made this year. I feel like, if you make a big offer like that, it's kind of like poker. If you're gonna raise to $10 million and they're gonna see your $10 million, you're gonna have to show up.”

I just hope she lands better than Star Jones!

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Busta Rhymes reject plea deal

New York prosecutors have offered Busta Rhymes, legally known as Trevor Smith, a plea deal... but Busta says no way!

The rapper rejected a plea deal Tuesday that would have sent him to jail for one year on assault avoiding incarceration for his other law violations over the past year.

Busta's defense attorney Scott Leemon rejected the prosecutor's plan to combine Rhymes' two misdemeanor assault charges into one, noting that his client has a "valid defense" in both cases and wants them tried separately.

According to Eonline, Busta has amassed four busts in 10 months, including an arrest early Thursday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after NYPD officers, citing his highly tinted windows, pulled him over and detected the smell of alcohol in the car. Rhymes registered a 0.147 blood-alcohol level, nearly twice the state's legal limit of 0.08.

A hearing on the defense's motion to keep the assault charges separate is scheduled for July 10.

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Tom Sizemore arrested again

Actor Tom Sizemore, currently on probation for a prior drug conviction, was arrested again on Tuesday after cops suspected he was using crystal meth outside a California hotel.

Bakersfield, Calif. police Detective Greg Terry says one of Sizemore's people got into a dispute with the hotel clerk, and upon arrival cops found drugs in the "Black Hawk Down" actor's car.

"He (Sizemore) appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance," Terry said.

"(The officers) learned he was on probation and during a subsequent search, they found two small bags of what appears to be methamphetamine and some additional narcotic smoking pipes," Terry added.

If found to have violated parole and possessed illegal drugs, Sizemore could face a prison sentence.

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Final four Idol contestants struggle with Bee Gees

As I have mentioned before, it was a bit insane for the American Idol contestants to take on the Bee Gees.  While I have been a big fan of themed weeks since they started doing it, I think this week was horribly cast!

On Monday, I predicted that Blake Lewis would be sticking around if the teen girls voted for him.  Blake had better hope I was right.  Here's how it went and here's what the judges had to say compliments of austin360.blog.

Round 1

Melinda Doolittle: “Love You Inside and Out.” Let’s be honest: It’s not that great of a song to begin with. But Melinda tried her darnedest to make something of it. For that, we give her credit. The performance was solid, but not that memorable. This late in the game, that’s not good. Not good at all. Simon: “You are better than that.”

Blake Lewis: “You Should Be Dancing.” Gender-bending, anyone? We’re pretty sure that freaky, high-pitched voice — which we’ve never heard before and will, hopefully, never hear again — shattered a glass or two. Possibly even a plasma TV. Blake looked like he was having a ton of fun but we just weren’t digging it. Even with the addition of a smidge of beat boxing. Randy: “Sometimes when you do the beat boxing, it works. Tonight it didn’t work. That song didn’t need any of that.”

LaKisha Jones: “Stayin’ Alive.” This is the song everyone should’ve fought to sing. LaKisha was smart to pick it. Loved how she worked the stage. Performance oozed attitude. This is the LaKisha we know and love from earlier this season. You go, girl. Simon: “The performance was verging on scary in parts.”

Jordin Sparks: “To Love Somebody.” The good: Jordin looks stunningly beautiful tonight. The bad: Her performance, like the others so far, lacks that certain something. Very subdued — and very vanilla. Randy: “Jordin, so far you’re winning tonight. You’re in it to win it.”

Round 2

Melinda Doolittle: “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?” A few moments that made us smile but, again, quite bland overall. Vocals were — and always are — flawless. Melinda has nailed every single performance all season long. Tonight, however, has been rough. Randy: “You’re our resident pro. You know you’ve got it going on.”

Blake Lewis: “This is Where I Came In.” We’re pretty sure that’s the only sweater Blake owns. Maybe he can afford another one if he wins. Lots of energy. A great voice. But it’s an obscure song — for a reason. Even Barry Gibb was surprised Blake picked it. Paula: “Blake you are the contemporary rebel in this competition. I don’t know that song, but I do know I enjoyed you singing it.”

LaKisha Jones: “Run to Me.” It appears the producers — and contestants — have forgotten “Idol’s” target demographic. These songs may go over well at this weekend’s VFW dance, but teens, 20- and 30-somethings aren’t about to rush out and pick up a Bee Gees CD. Instead of getting us up on our feet, LaKisha and others are putting us to sleep. A slight case of puberty voice near the end made things mildly interesting. Simon: “It was better than the first song, but it still wasn’t great.”

Jordin Sparks: “A Woman in Love.” The night’s best performance — but that’s not saying much. Great looks, great voice. Still, we’ve seen better from her. Simon: “I thought it was old-fashioned and very pageanty. You’re 17, Jordin!”

The final four will be narrowed down to the top three on Wednesday night at 9pm.  If you can't watch it, check back to gaysocialites.blog for instant results after the show!

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May 08, 2007

Billy Ray Cyrus voted off Dancing with the Stars

Billy Ray Cyrus was voted off the 8th week of Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday night.  Billy Ray and his professional partner Karina Smirnoff received the lowest score on Monday.  Cyrus also stormed off the set after judge Bruno Tonioli called his performance "crap."

Cyrus obviously felt very disrespected by Tonioli's comment. "Bruno calling me crap is the pot calling the kettle black," Billy Ray said.

So either the viewers agreed or Bruno's comments sway more people than we think!

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HBO's CEO calls his arrest at "wake-up call"

HBO Chief Executive Officer, Chris Albrecht, said in a statement that his weekend arrest for assaulting his girlfriend in Las Vegas on Sunday was a "wake-up call."

Albrecht, who is now on leave with pay, says he needs some time to deal with a recurring drinking problem.

"I had been a sober member of Alcoholic Anonymous for thirteen years," Albrecht wrote. "Two years ago, I decided that I could handle drinking again. Clearly, I was wrong."

Albrecht has served as HBO chairman and CEO since 2002

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Hillary Clinton leads polls by double digits

It is still very, VERY, early in the race for the White House; but if recent polls mean anything Hillary Clinton is dominating the pack!

The May 4-6 poll found 38 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents saying they are most likely to support Clinton for the party's nomination. Barack Obama is a "clear second'' at 23 percent, followed by Al Gore (with 14 percent) and John Edwards (with 12 percent.)

Clinton has regained a double-digit advantage after an earlier survey found a smaller – 31 to 26 percent – edge over Obama.

And if the name of Gore – the former vice president who ran for president in 2000 but says he isn't running this time around – is removed from the equation, Clinton gains more support: With a 45 – 27 percent margin over Obama.

This really doesn't mean much though.  You will remember back in 2004, when a man named Howard Dean dominated the polls and headlines as the likely democratic nominee.

After the Iowa Caucasus, John Kerry took over and lead the rest of the race.

Things are, however, much different this time as George Bush can't seek re-election.  In addition, Bush will likely go down in history as the least popular president in US history.

This could be Hillary's year!

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Paris rehires publicist, Elliot Mintz

Paris Hilton fired her publicist over the weekend for providing her with the wrong information that landed her in jail.  Evidently Hilton and her rep, Elliot Mintz, got together Monday night to work things out; because on Tuesday Mintz confirmed that he and Paris are together again!

Elliot issued a statement Sunday night that he and Paris had parted ways over an apparent "misunderstanding she received from me regarding the terms of her probation."

TMZ is reporting that after Hilton and Mintz made up, she dragged him to a SoberUSA meeting.  A source for Us says Paris held it together throughout the meeting while tears built up in her eyes.  Boo hoo!

Mintz, who has had an impressive roster in the past including Bob Dylan and John Lennon, testified for Hilton claiming he misinformed her about when she could start driving again.  The judge called his testimony "worthless."

Paris Hilton's reality show with co-star Nicole Richie is set to kick off Memorial Day weekend, just a few days before Paris is required to check-in for her 45 days in jail.

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Paris Hilton begs Governor Arnold for a pardon

Paris Hilton is begging for help from anyone who can give it to her.  Now, Hilton is using her Myspace page to rally support for a petition that will be sent to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger asking him to let the 26-year-old socialite off the hook.

My friend Joshua started this petition, please help and sihn it. i LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!


To sign the FREE PARIS HILTON petition to
Governor Schwarzenegger that I have created...

please go here:


I urge all fans and supporters and all that are outraged by injustice to sign this petition.

Doesn't she sound like such a victim?! 

The creator of the online petition points out that she has money running through her blood by mentioning that she is an heiress to the Hilton fortune.  "Joshua" also writes that Paris "provides hope for young people all over the U.S. and the world."

What kind of hope?  Hope that they can break the law and still get away with it?! Weak, weak, weak!

I don't think the governator is going to put his political neck on the line to free a drunken bimbo, but then again crazier things have happened in Hollywood!

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Paris Hilton's summer in jail

While her friends are at their summer homes, enjoying the beaches and working on their tans.  Paris Hilton will likely be behind bars at the Century Regional Detention Facility in the Los Angeles.

The Simple Life star will be living a sub-standard life behind bars.  According to TMZ, Paris will have five minutes to shower, but she'll also get to spend part of her day using the shower to wash her two pairs of socks and underwear.  For breakfast, Miz Hilton will get an egg and for lunch she'll get a sandwich.  When friends come to visit they'll have to socialize through a glass partition, and her limited telephone time will be using a pay phone.  Paris may actually have Blackberry withdrawls (I know I would!) The worst part is there are no frills in jail.  That means Paris won't be able to wear make-up or hair extensions, so the girl's gonna look rough!

Something tells me that Ms. Hilton won't be able to handle jail time as well as Martha Stewart did.  I wonder if Paris will be some butch lesbian's bitch?

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In love with the truth
Enjoy being a Dreamer
Never trust a screamer
Who is sincere?
In life who shall we fear?
It is not done
For you must carry on
Believe in yourself
Never anyone else
we can trust
Atleast we think we can
We can hurt
With the  blink of an eye
We tear ourselves in two
You get hurt once
And you want to die
Ever cry yourself to sleep?
But she is there to wipe your tears?
Ever toughen your skin?
And thought you could win?
That battle within us all
Or the friend that will catch you
When you fall
Is there justice in this world?
Have you ever had a kiss…
That knocked you off your feet?
Or love a woman so much
You felt love- sick
By her touch?
And when she held you
You never felt blue
Life was never bad
You cherished each moment
You had
In life we must remember
Each sore moment
Makes us tender
Our heart is fragile
And breaks easily
And that love comes and goes
We try to hide our pain
So it does not show
For love is not a bruise
Even though we lose
More then we gain
Live life not in shame
Be proud

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The Final Four on American Idol

It's Bee Gees week on American Idol... I don't know what to expect.  Other than the whole Sanjaya Malakar debacle, we haven't really seen a major shocker this year - so this could be the week. 

By the time you get to the final four, its normally a popularity contest.  Most fans have chosen their favorite Idol contestant, so the performances hardly seem to matter.  However, since this year's final four are all fairly good singers; we may see something like we've never seen before.

With Phil Stacey and Chris Richardson both knocked off last week, the teeny bopper vote will likely head towards Blake Lewis securing him a spot in the final three.

As long as Lakisha Jones stays on an upward surge, her popularity will continue to soar.  If she really belts one out, then she's guaranteed a spot in the top 3.

It could be make it or break it week for Jordin Sparks.  If she can turn make this her 'comeback' week after a crappy performance last week, then she could also revive her voter base and take the third spot in the final three.

Strangely, Melinda Dolittle might be the one who is in jeopardy this week.  It seems like she may have peaked too soon, so it would take something spectacular for her to shine this far in the competition.  She may be the best singer, but you have to get a rise out of the judges rather than hearing week after week that its 'good.'

It will be interested to see who makes it to the final three as the American Idol finalists take on the Bee Gees.

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Hey Kendra, where are Bridget and Holly?

This photo of one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends, Kendra, has made its way around the web today.  The shocking part is that she's alone, sans the other two girlfriends - Holly and Bridget.  That's a very rare occurrence.

Rumor has it Holly and Kendra hate each other these days, and you can almost tell on their show, Girls Next Door.  It also looks like Holly and Hef are gonna get pregnant.  I'm sure he has some sperm frozen somewhere.

Kendra's appearance without Holly and Bridget could be a sign that she's on her way out of the Playboy mansion.  On Girls Next Door this season, Kendra also bought a condo.  Maybe she's ready to move in??

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May 07, 2007

"Tori & Dean: Inn Love" renewed for second season

Oxygen TV has renewed Tori Spelling's reality show "Tori & Dean: Inn Love" for a second season! 

The show stars Tori and husband Dean McDermott as they run their bed and breakfast Château La Rue in Fallbrook, CA.  The second season will follow the couple as they continue to run their B&B while raising their newborn son Liam Aaron.

According to Reuters, the first season of "Inn Love" averaged a 0.6 rating among women 18-49 and a 0.8 among females in the 18-34 and 18-24 demos, making it the network's second-highest-rated original series behind "The Bad Girls Club."

Spelling and McDermott will return in the third quarter with 10 new episodes.

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HBO boss arrested for assault

The chairman of the HBO cable TV network was arrested on Sunday in Las Vegas and is being accused of assaulting his girlfriend.

Cops say they saw Chris Albrecht engaged in a "physical confrontation" in the valet parking area outside the MGM Grand hotel shortly after 3 a.m. 

That's when they picked him up on suspicion of a misdemeanor battery-domestic assault.

Albrecht was at the venue for HBO's broadcast of the World Boxing Council's super-welterweight championship boxing match, in which Floyd Mayweather, Jr defeated Oscar De La Hoya.

I guess a good boxing match will make you wanna knock a bitch out!

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ABC announces end to 'Lost'

If you're dying to know what the hell is really happening on the 'Lost' island, ABC is ready to tell you... that you'll find out the whole story within the next 3 years.

Hoping to milk the show for all its worth, ABC announced that 'Lost' will run for 48 more episodes over three seasons. Each season will consist of 16 episodes that will air uninterrupted.

"Due to the unique nature of 'Lost,' we knew it would require an end date to keep the integrity and strength of the show consistent throughout and to give the audience the payoff they deserve," ABC Entertainment president Stephen McPherson said.

"Lost" executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, who have been vocal about setting up an end-date for the show, will both stay on for the remainder of the run.  Each have inked their won eight-figure deal.

Lindelof said having the end point in sight was "incredibly liberating. Like we've been running a marathon and we actually know where the finish line is for the first time."

While the show's ratings have fallen this season, 'Lost' is averaging 15.1 million viewers to date.  It is also the most recorded show on TV, gaining 18% more viewers through DVR viewing.

Hang in there 2010 is not that far away!

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Paris Hilton to appeal jail sentence

We knew it was coming, and here it is!  Paris Hilton's attorney has filed a notice with her intent to appeal the judge's 45 day jail sentence.

TMZ has a copy of the filing, and explains Hilton's appeal like this...

The notice is a formality that lawyers are required to file before lodging the appeal. It does not give the grounds for the appeal, but Hilton's lawyers must essentially prove that the trial judge abused his discretion by imposing the sentence.

Will we continue to see Paris in bars or behind them?  I guess only time will tell!

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Oprah back Barak Obama

Oprah Winfrey has endorsed her first political candidate ever.  Oprah was actually the first person to publicly suggest that Barack Obama run for president, now she has officially endorsed the Illinois senator.

The Almight O says she hasn't given Obama any money, but she told Larry King that her word means a lot more than her cash. 

This is probably true as the woman has been known to sell book and cause items to practically fall off the shelves simply by plugging them on her show.

Oprah is backing Obama, “because I know him personally.”

“I think that what he stands for, what he has proven that he can stand for, what he has shown was worth me going out on a limb for,” Ms. Winfrey told Mr. King on Tuesday. “And I haven’t done it in the past because I haven’t felt that anybody — I didn’t know anybody well enough to be able to say, ‘I believe in this person.’ ”

Obama fell a little short during the first democratic debate, but an endorsement like this could push him to the top of the list of contenders.

Most polls show Hillary Rodham Clinton leading the pack of democratic hopefuls.

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Tom & Katie move closer to the Beckhams

Tom Cruise has bought a new Los Angeles home moving he and wife Katie Holmes a bit further from their pals David and Victoria Beckham.

Cruise has evidently purchased a seven bedroom estate for $35 million.  The funny thing is that the 70-year-old home wasn't even on the market.

Tom and Katie have been renting a house near where the Beckhams will be moving for the past few years. 

No word on when Cruise and Holmes will be relocating. I hope they give the current tenants time to move out first! 

The Beckhams will arrive in July.

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It's a boy for 'Tootie'

It seems like the celebrities who weren't getting in trouble with the law this weekend were giving birth.

Actress Kim Fields, most famous for playing 'Tootie' on the Facts of Life, gave birth to a boy named Sam this weekend in New York.  This is the first child for both Kim and her financee Broadway actor, Christopher Morgan.

In a statement, Fields said the couple decided to start a family during a routine subway ride last year.

"We were on the subway one day and Chris said, `I'm ready to start our family,'" she said. "It was beautiful and I started to weep."

Fields has an upcoming book titled, "When Bad Women Happen to Good Men: A Collection of Short Stories."

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Ty Pennington says DUI is a "wake up call"

The host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Ty Pennington, is doing some serious damage control following a DUI arrest this weekend calling his drunk driving stint "an error in judgment."

While most celebrities would head to rehab, Ty is apologizing. 

"I made an error in judgment. We all make mistakes, however this is about accountability," he said in a statement. "Under no circumstances should anyone consume alcohol while driving. I could have jeopardized the lives of others and I am grateful there was no accident or harm done to anyone. This was my wake-up call.

"I also want to apologize to my fans, ABC Television and my design team for my lapse in judgment and the embarrassment I have caused."

At least Pennington is admitting to his mistake rather than pulling a Paris Hilton and blaming his publicist. 

We still love you Ty, trust me!

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Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz reunited

Reunited and it feels so good... it's like a fairy tale kiss, but it's just that... for a fairy tale. 

Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz were reunited this weekend for the world premiere of Shrek the Third in Hollywood.

The Shrek screening marked the first major media event at which the exes who split late last year have been photographed together since the breakup.

Cameron, who voices Fiona, made her way down the green carpet clad in a cute Chanel beside costar Mike Meyers and just ahead of Justin who plays would-be king Arthur.

Diaz and Timberlake did not acknowledge each other or the break-up while they talked with reporters, but at the cast photo they greeted each other with smiles, a big hug and a kiss. 

It was as awkward as it looks.

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It's a boy for Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner and his wife Christine Baumgartner, welcomed their first child together this weekend. 

Their son, Cayden Wyatt Costner, was born at 10:30 p.m. Sunday in Los Angeles, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces, publicist Paul Bloch announced Monday.

"Both mother and son are doing well," the rep said. The only other tidbit divulged by Bloch: The newborn has dark hair.

Costner, 54. and Baumgartner, 33, tied the knot at a high profile wedding in 2004.  Kevin has four other children: Annie, Lily and Joe, with ex-wife Cindy; and Liam, with Aspen socialite Bridget Rooney, with whom the actor had a brief fling.

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Britney Spears is a public relations nightmare!

Britney Spears has basically done everything she can to become a PR nightmare!  Despite the fact that Spears has tried to lip sync her way to a comeback with several 15 minutes shows, she still goes out in public dressed like this!

Here is a pic of Britney this weekend headed to a tanning salon in Beverly Hills as if she never expected the paparazzi to be waiting.  Please take a moment to read the lovely message on her trucker cap.  Really pretty!

I guess when you're Britney Spears, bad publicity is still publicity!

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David Hasselhoff banned from seeing kids

After a drunken video of David Hasselhoff hit the web, a Los Angeles judge has banned the America's Got Talent judge from seeing his children.

The video, which is believed to be taken by Hasselhoff's 16-year-old daughter Taylor-Ann, shows his extremely drunk struggling to eat a hamburger.

Now, according to TMZ, the 'Hoff' has been stripped of his right to visit his children, and he's only allowed to contact them by telephone.  Hopefully he won't pull an Alec Baldwin and have that right removed as well.

TMZ reports: 'On May 21, the judge will hold a hearing on the videotape and how it will affect Hasselhoff's long-term visitation rights.

The judge also ordered that Hasselhoff, his ex-wife Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff and their kids meet with a therapist before the May 21st hearing.

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Extreme Makeover's Ty Pennington arrested for DUI

The host of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Ty Pennington, was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Pennington, was taken into custody shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Saturday by police in Los Angeles and charged with DUI.

The 42-year-old star was released just before 3 a.m. on $5000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on June 4.

Even though he is a carpender by trade, Pennington is most known as a reality TV star.  He started on television in the series Trading Spaces before moving to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Ty appeared as himself in this year’s hit comedy Wild Hogs and had a small role in the made-in-Toronto series Zoe Busiek: Wild Card in 2004.

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Judge who sentenced Paris Hilton to jail is a hero

The judge who sentenced Paris Hilton to jail is a hero, at church anyway.  Evidently Judge Michael T. Sauer got a standing ovation as he entered the St. Brendan church in Los Angeles on Sunday morning according to TMZ.

I guess his fellow parishoners believe that Judge Sauer is cleaning up the mean streets of LA by locking up a stupid, bimbo socialite.

Meanwhile, TMZ also caught up with some celebs who were out partying over the weekend to see what they thought of Paris' jail time.  Some seemed sympathetic while others (like Kelly Osbourne) didn't seem to really give a damn.

Are the days of Paris Hilton's fame and misfortune over?

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The Queen of England meets with the US village idiot

President George W. Bush welcomed Queen Elizabeth II of England to the White House on Monday, and of course in true Dubya form -- he made multiple mistakes.

When a member of the royal family comes to visit the White House, it is proper for the President to brush up on his etiquette and have his facts straight.

Not only did Bush make a few social blunders, but the President also seemed to forget when the US celebrated its bicentenial saying that the queen had dined with 10 U.S. presidents and had helped the United States "celebrate its bicentennial in 17 ... ." He caught himself and corrected the date to 1976 followed by an awkward pause as if to see if the Queen had taken offense.

"She gave me a look that only a mother could give a child," the president said with a smile.

Dubya of course brought up the Iraq war saying that the US and Britain were allies there and in Afghanistan fighting the war on terror.

It was great to see Dubya playing second fiddle to a woman.  As they greeted a line of both American and British students,  the Queen led the president down the line.  Maybe it's time for a female in the Oval office?

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More Spider-Man movies on the way

Even though it seems like the stars of the Spider-Man movie series are bored with our webbed friend, Sony Pictures plans to press forward no matter what. 

Sony Pictures chief executive Michael Lynton told the BBC: "Everybody has every intention of making a fourth, a fifth and a sixth and on and on."

After Spider-Man 3 smashed box office records this weekend, how could anyone say no to future installments.  The big question is... will Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst be back as well?

Before this amazing open, both Maguire and Dunst said that they did not intend to return for future installments of the comic book movie.  Sony was quick to start thinking of new stars even mentioning Mandy Moore as Dunst replacement.  Since then, we have learned that Kireten says she will be back for part 4 if her co-stars agree to return as well.

Money talks.

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Paris Hilton fires her publicist, blames him for jail time

Just two days after pushing on the blame on Elliot Mintz, Paris Hilton fired her long-time confidant and publicist.

In court on Friday, Paris said that Mintz "misinformed" her saying she could drive for work purposes.  For Paris, that could also include clubbing and partying.

Elliot released this statement on Sunday:

The day after the hearing, I sent an e-mail expressing my sadness over the ruling of the judge and the irrational sentence he imposed. In that e-mail I also offered my sincerest apology for any misunderstanding she received from me regarding the terms of her probation. To the extent that I have miscommunicated information I received from her attorneys......I am deeply and profoundly sorry. I told her that I assume personal responsibility for my part in this matter. I believe when stated in court that she believed it was o.k. for her to drive under certain circumstances she was being absolutely truthful. Due to this misunderstanding, I am no longer representing Paris. For the record, I have nothing but love and respect for Paris and her family. Paris is a wonderful person and does not deserve the punishment that was handed down by the court. I only wish her my best.

If I had to guess, this is all an a part of Hilton's prep for an appeal.

Mintz has basically been Paris' bitch throughout their relationship.  He has followed her to clubs, and Elliot was even by her side for the infamous "fire-crotch" attack on Lindsay Lohan.  Over the last couple of years, Mintz has been right by Hilton's side, adding a positive spin to her many mishaps while always defending her against her detractors.

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May 06, 2007

Lindsay Lohan: Cocaine pics are fake!


Lindsay Lohan is telling her friends that the pictures of her shoving cocaine in a friends nose are fake.  While Lohan isn't going into much detail on how she thinks they were constructed, Perez Hilton is reporting that Linds wants us to believe that the pics were dubbed.

Lindsay, dressed in her best gypsy garb, met up with Kimberly Stewart at Il Sole this weekend for some food, booze and drugs?

You never can tell... Miss Lohan did go to rehab you know!

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Oprah brings Color Purple to Chicago

Oprah Winfrey has brought her Broadway rendition of The Color Purple home to Chicago.  Twenty-two years ago Oprah made her  Hollywood debut in the movie version of Alice Walker's The Color Purple and two years ago she made her Broadway debut as producer of the musical of the same name.

"There's an intimacy and an obvious connection that I feel here that I couldn't possibly feel in New York," said Winfrey, whose Harpo Studios are only a few blocks from the theater.

"I loved the feeling of just happening to have the show on Broadway and to be a part of having it on Broadway, but I never imagined that about a year later that we'd be able to take it around the country, and eventually the world," she said.

Oprah showed up looking gorgeous in muted purple silk, very festive for the opening.  Winfrey said that now she has plans to take the show to South Africa.

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Spiderman 3 breaks box office records

The new Spider-Man 3 movie is breaking records at the box office left and right!

Spider-Man 3 took in a record US$59 million (HK$460.2 million) in North American cinemas on opening day, breaking the previous all-time high of US$55.8 million for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest in its first day last summer.

Sony Pictures, the studio behind the Spider-Man franchise, also reported Saturday that the movie took in an additional US$45 million overseas Friday for a worldwide total of US$104 million, a record for single-day grosses globally.

Spider-Man 3, also smashed box-office records with $148 million in its first three days.

Kirsten Dunst and Tobey MacGuire have both said they will not return for a Spider-Man 4, but rumor has it the execs already have replacements in mind such as Mandy Moore to replace Dunst.  I guess we'll see how that goes!

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May 05, 2007

Lindsay Lohan caught on film binging on cocaine


Lindsay Lohan's visit to rehab must have taught her NOTHING! 

Linds didn't even learn how to avoid getting caught on camera from her fellow rehabbers, because while they were making pottery -- Lindsay was shopping at Kitson.

Now, Lohan has been busted on a cocaine binge, basically shoving coke up her friend's nose.

The News of the World website broke the story this weekend with the photos shown here.

The website reports that Lindsay and two friends crammed into a bathroom stall at a club where the binged on cocaine while Lohan bragged about her 'Mean Girl' life.  "I'm going to New York tomorrow to f*** Jude Law." Her friend, who evidently spoke to New of the World says Lindsay is spiralling out of control alledging that she...

SNORTED 20 lines of cocaine in ONE night alone

STRIPPED down to a thong before inhaling the drug off a coffee table

BRAGGED of wild sex sessions with a host of celebrities including singer James Blunt and model Calum Best.

The website's source also said Lindsay doesn't really try to hide the fact that she is doing cocaine. 

The friend added: "Lindsay does not care who sees her do coke and where she does it." And she has not managed to stay off the booze either.

"She carries round a water bottle to try to fool everyone into thinking she is clean but she tips the water out and refills it with vodka and soda."

Meanwhile, Lindsay's jail bird dad Michael evidently just landed a job as a minister.  Her mom, Dina, is hoping for a job on the View.

Do these people have no shame?  I hope Michael is praying for Linds.... :)

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Paris Hilton blames 'her people' for her jail time

We now have more details on what happened during Paris Hilton's court hearing on Friday. The more I know, the more evident it seems that Paris expected special treatment because she is famous.

Even though Hilton's lawyer feels like the hotel heiress got a tough sentence because of 'who she is,' I believe Paris expected less because of who she thinks she is.

As Hilton was sentenced to 45 days in jail, she cried like a bitch while her mommy comforted her. This behavior was much different than the cocky attitude she carried throughout the hearing. Paris truly believed that she could get out of this by acting like a dumb bimbo. She may have gotten everything else in life this way, but Judge Michael Sauer didn't buy it.

To start Miz Hilton and 'her people' were 20 minutes late for her 1:30 start time. Throughout the trial, Paris continuously blamed others saying that her 'advisors' misinformed her. She even convinced her publicist Elliot Mintz to take the stand and testify that he told Hilton that she could drive too early. The just later called Mintz's testimony "worthless" and accused her little ginger sidekick of throwing "himself on the sword." When asked if she read the suspension notice that was mailed to her, she said, "I have people do that for me."

Here stands a high school drop out who has had everything handed to her on a silver platter. Does she really have any other option than to blame the world for her woes? She seemed to see this as the only option.

News flash Paris, this is how criminals are treated; and now you're a criminal. Get used to it, and don't drop the soap in jail!

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Back to where Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead met...

This is the weekend when celebs flock to Kentucky to bet their hard earned cash and attend tons of parties, but for one man this year's Derby is bitter sweet homecoming. 

Larry Birkhead met Anna Nicole Smith at the Kentucky Derby, but he probably never guessed how much this blonde Playboy model would change his life. 

Before anyone even knew the name Dannielynn, Larry Birkhead was simply a photographer from Kentucky.  In 2004, Dannielynn's parents, Anna Nicole and Larry met at the Kentucky Derby. 

Friday night, Birkhead returned to the party where he and Anna Nicole first laid eyes on each other.  "It's exciting, but it's sad," Birkhead told an AP reporter.

He said Dannielynn was at home, getting to know his family.

"She's doing great," he said. "She's eating well. She's sleeping well."

Other early guests to arrive were actress and model Jenny McCarthy, actress Cybill Shepherd, celebrity chef Bobby Flay, Olympic ski racer Bode Miller and actor Jerry O'Connell.  Members of Britain's royal family are also in the south this weekend to attend the Derby.

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