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July 31, 2007

Dina Lohan could be the worst mom ever!


This is the second part in a week long series and a look behind the scenes of Lindsay Lohan's troubled life.  Click here to read the first part, "Lindsay Lohan not going back to rehab." 

Have you noticed that Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina seem to have drifted apart?

Let's face it, Dina Lohan isn't the best mother in the world a good mother at all.

GaySocialites.blog had the privledge to speak with a member of Lindsay's inner circle who told me why the mother daughter duo are no longer a great combo.

Dina and Lindsay Lohan seemed to be growing up together as Lindsay entered her teens. You would often see them out partying together and having a blast.

I guess Dina would be classified as a MILF.  She wears too much make-up, tans herself to a hideous shade of orange and sports extremely tight clothes.  Dina is also often criticized for using her kids to further her own fame and seems to need a responsible adult to supervise her.

Someone who claims to be one of Lindsay's closest friends opened up to me this week telling me how concerned they are for their friend.

As we told you yesterday, they told us Lindsay is taking a page out of Amy Winehouse's book by saying "no, no, no" to rehab this time.

When I asked Lindsay's friend about her mother Dina, the look of disgust I got almost made me afraid to continue our discussion.

Our source tells me that none of Lindsay's friends trust Dina and they all basically blame her for Lindsay's continued troubles.

As I mentioned earlier, Lindsay and Dina seemed to be much closer as she was younger... So what happened?

Lindsay's friend tells us Dina got a little fame happy and stepped all over Lindsay's toes to get her red carpet reporting gig with Entertainment Tonight at the premier of Georgia Rule (a film in which Lindsay starred).  Our source says Linds was furious and things haven't been the same with her mother ever since.

Regardless, I don't feel like that is any reason for Dina NOT to be there for Lindsay.  I'm still not even sure Dina visited Lindsay in rehab.

Recently, Dina came to blows with professional celebrity basher Donald Trump.  When Page Six asked the Donald what he thought about Lindsay, here is what he said:

“Find what you love doing (other than drugs and alcohol), work hard, stay focused, get a new set of parents — then join me on ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ which is shooting soon — I'll keep you straight!”

Those comments didn't set with dud-for-a-mom Dina Lohan.

“Donald, I'm really disappointed in the statement that was brought to my attention from The New York Post I've always had a great admiration for your business sense and I've read all your books and learned from them! Your own brother died of alcoholism and you own Trump Vodka? You say Lindsay needs new parents? Such a rash statement without backing it with fact? I am a single mother of four children doing what I can during this difficult time! Do a background check of both parents and you will find the truth! Shame on you ... so many families suffer from this, yours included. We need solutions not opinions! — Dina and family.”

Move over Rosie... Donald has someone new to pick on!  I have a feeling this isn't over.

Our week long look at Lindsay Lohan's troubled life continues tomorrow with more from our discussion with Lindsay's friend.

Did Lindsay really steal the car she used to chase down her assistant's mom?  Find out tomorrow right here at gaysocialites.blog.

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Star Jones admits to weight loss surgery

Former co-host of the View, Star Jones, is finally admitting that she had weight loss surgery to help her lose weight in 2003.

Jones has avoided questions in the past, but now she has decided to "tell-all" in a first person essay addmitting she had gastric bypass surgery in the latest edition of Glamour magazine

"I admit that when asked about my obvious weight loss over the past four years, I was intentionally evasive. Lying was never an option for me, so I called it a “medical intervention,” which was true, but it was really a pathetic attempt to tell only the truth I could handle at the time."

In the same article Jones blames her parents for letting her get fat.

"I was so angry: How had I allowed myself to get to 307 pounds?" she wrote. "I could clearly remember the days when I'd considered myself fly and curvaceous. Funny—or sad—how we 'thick' girls can justify being excessively overweight."

No big surprise here.  We all already knew Star Jones was fat, and we all pretty much assumed she had something snipped.

Tell us something we aren't sure about Star.  I would much rather hear that her husband Al Reynolds is finally coming out of the closet.

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Rosie's View replacement coming Wednesday

Barbara Walters announced that both Rosie O'Donnell and Star Jones' replacements will be announced on the View this week before the show breaks for the summer.

Walters is expected to announce on Wednesday that Whoopi Goldberg and Sheri Sheppard have been given permanent seats around the View table bringing the panel back to five.

After Star Jones was canned last year, Walters and the View execs decided not to replace her immediately.  Instead they brought in Rosie O'Donnell as the controversial moderator.  Rosie didn't even hang around for a year, so a big announcement is important for the longevity of the morning gab fest.

I was less than impressed with Whoopi as a moderator.  I think her tone of voice doesn't set a good morning vibe.  Sheri, on the other hand, is hilarious and will fit perfectly into her seat... assuming they make it a little wider.  JUST KIDDING!

Then again, Barbara may just surprise us all tomorrow by announcing two different panelist.  I guess you'll have to tune in to see!

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GMA's Robin Roberts announces she has cancer

ABC's "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts announced on Tuesday's show that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Roberts also announced that she will be undergoing surgery Friday.

"I am so blessed that I found this in the early stages and the prognosis is so promising that my doctor expects me to be flying planes and hanging on to submarines in the middle of the Atlantic and scaling the Mayan pyramids in no time," she said.

Roberts, who is single, said there is no history in her family of breast cancer; but she isn't the first ABC personality to recently face a battle with cancer.  

Robin said she found a lump on her breast during a self exam the same days she reported that GMA movie critic Joel Siegel had died of colon cancer last month.

Former ABC news anchor Peter Jennings announced on "World News Tonight" in April 2005 that he had lung cancer. He never appeared on the air again and died four months later.

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July 30, 2007

Big Brother 8 Spoiler: The Nomination Ceremony

Dustin has nominated Jen and Kail for eviction.

If you've been reading the Big Brother 8 reports, then you know that the veto competition was held over the weekend.  The veto ceremony took place Monday.

Keep reading to find out if the veto was used.

Big Brother 8 has been a season of bouncing alliances.  If I were one of those hamsters living in the house, I wouldn't know who to trust!

As we know, Kail and Jen are nominated for eviction from the BB house.  Over the weekend, Jameka won the power of veto.  Since she is really close to both Amber and Dustin, it gives the power back to ruling "alliance." 

During Monday's ceremony, Jameka used the power of veto to remove Jen from the chopping block.  This meant that Dustin had to replace his nomination for eviction. 

Now Nick is on the block, and he finds himself campaigning to get rid of Kail rather than himself.  I guess we will see whether or not Kail can avoid eviction for the second week in a row!

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Michael Vicks is in deep doggie poo

Michael Vick keeps getting himself buried deeper and deeper in dog shit. 

One of Vick's co-defendant has pleaded guilty and basically thrown the former football player under the bus. (I say former football player, because I expect Vick to end up in prison thus being a former player).

Tony Taylor entered a plea deal on Tuesday and basically threw Vick under the bus saying that Vick practically solely funded the whole dog fighting operation.

I think we should get the most aggressive dog we can find and let him "fight" with Michael Vick.  He should get a taste of his own medicine.

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Idol reject arrested on drug charges


Cops have former American Idol contestant Corey Clark in an Arkansas jail after being picked up on drug charges and an outstanding warrant in Arizona.

This isn't the first time Clark has had a run-in with the law, and this isn't the first time he has been in the spotlight either.

Corey was arrested in 2002 on a domestic disturbance.  That arrest eventually led to Clark's disqualification from American Idol.  He also claims to have had an affair with American Idol judge Paula Abdul.

Clark was arrested for possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia at about 2:30 a.m.  He will spend the night in a Little Rock jail pending a court appearance Tuesday morning.

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Sordid Lives coming to television


I am so excited to report that one of my favorite fag movies of all times, Del Shores' Sordid Lives, is going to be made into a series on LOGO!

Believe it or not Leslie Jordan, Delta Burke and Olivia Newton-John have all signed on for the television series to play their respective characters from the movie. This is going to be good!

The LOGO series also introduces new up-and-comming cutie Jason Dottley (who is pictured here with Olivia Newton-John).  He is also Del Shores' hubby, so don't go thinking any nasty thoughts!

Dottley plays the lead character of Ty.  Ty is a distrubed, closeted homo with tons of issues.  The movie version of Sordid Lives centered around his wacky family in his redneck hometown played by Burke, Jordan and Olivia Newton-John. 

I can't freakin' wait!

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UPS offers benefits to gay couples in NJ

Here's some breaking news for gay couples in New Jersey.  UPS is taking the workforce on a step forward. 

UPS is going to extend health benefits to civil union partners of gay UPS employees.

Rumor has it, Governor Corzine really made a hard push for UPS' participation.


After persuasion from New Jersey's governor and attorney general, UPS Inc. said Monday that it would extend health insurance benefits to the civil union partners of gay employees in New Jersey covered by a union contract.

The policy change has to do with New Jersey's civil unions law, which took effect in February, and seeks to give gay couples the same rights in the state as married couples.

Gov. Jon S. Corzine sent Atlanta-based UPS (nyse: UPS - news - people ) a letter on July 20 asking the shipping company, also known as United Parcel Service, to change its stance. The letter was sent on behalf of a UPS driver and her partner.

"The governor is extremely pleased to learn that UPS has done the right thing," Corzine spokeswoman Lilo Stainton said.

The company had previously said civil union partners were legally different from spouses, and therefore, the partners were not entitled to the same benefits that spouses of the company's hourly workers receive.

"We have received clear guidance that, at least in New Jersey, the state truly views civil union partners as married," said Allen Hill, UPS's senior vice president for human resources. "We've heard that loud and clear from state officials and we're happy to make this change."

The company has about 8,700 union-represented workers in New Jersey, but says it does not know how many are in civil unions.

Gay rights advocates say UPS's original legal interpretation was faulty - but not unusual. They say many other employers have taken the same stance.

"This decision, while a good one, does not obviate the fact that this couple had to go through hell to get their benefits and there are many other couples out there in the same boat," said Steven Goldstein, chairman of the gay rights group Garden State Equality.

UPS spokesman Norman Black said the company is reviewing its policies in Connecticut and Vermont, which also offer civil unions.

Management and administrative staff in the company nationwide already receive domestic partnership benefits.

Before Monday, the company had said it wanted to extend the benefits to all hourly union workers, but couldn't because it is bound by its collective bargaining agreement. The only exception was in Massachusetts, where gay marriage is legal.

The company says that it wants to extend domestic partnership benefits nationwide in its next contract with the Teamsters, who represent 238,000 of the company's 427,700 employees nationwide. The current deal expires July 31, 2008.

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Change right before your eyes...

It's time for a little Shameless Self Promotion from gaysocialites.blog.

Since our launch in October of 2005, gaysocialites.blog has morphed from a website that began by only offering listings and news about the gay nightlife in New York City.  In 2006, we merged with GossipParty.blog to expand our coverage to also include something all gay men care about - celebrity gossip.

Now, we are once again excited to announce that we will once again expand our services.  In addition to offering news about the gay nightlife and celebrity gossip, gaysocialites.blog will start offering our 5 cents on more issues that are important to the LGBT community from extensive political coverage to breaking LGBT news.  

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Jenna Elfman spaws a boy!

Congratulations to Darma Jenna Elfman.  Jenna and her husband Bodhi, welcomed a 7-pound 2-ounce baby boy, Story Elias, on July 23 in Los Angeles.

Wowza... it took that a while to hit the media!

The couple released the following statement via their publicist, "His likes include classical music, a clean diaper, mom's boobs and long naps. Story wants to give big props to his mom for all the hard work."

Elfman is most known for her laid back, easy going personality and the character Darma with the same spirit on the hit TV show Darma and Greg.

In January, Jenna posted this statement on her website to let fans know about the good news:

"Me. Pregnant. Having baby. Oh. My. God. Cool!"

Jenna and Bohdi got married in February 1995.

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Is Facebook homophobic?

The social networking site, Facebook.blog, is being accused of homophobia as members are being rejected if they use the word "gay" in their profile.

According to the LGBT networking website, GenerationQ.net, Facebook is denying members who identify themselves as gay and even those whose name happens to contain the word gay.

It's been revealed that the popular website - which boasts it has more than 30 million members from around the world - does not allow people with the common Anglo Saxon surname Gay to join, assuming it is not a legitimate name.

After a story in New Zealand's Dominion Post about 30-year-old Rowena Gay, who was denied entry to site because of her last name, smh.blog.au undertook a test and found a person with the last name Gay was indeed not allowed to join.

"Please enter a legitimate name,'' the website stated during our attempt. And while the website refused Gay, it had no problem allowing you to join with the last name Hitler.

You won't have that problem on GenQ.

When I called Facebook.blog for comment, the receptionist told me if you do not have a "direct contact" in their media relations department then you can't speak with one of their media reps. 

She did, however, transfer me to their "hotline," but my call hasn't been returned.  I hope they know it's safe to call me back.  You can't catch "gay" over the phone!

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Al Gore's son pleads guilty to drug possession


Al Gore's son, Al Gore III, pleaded guilty Monday to possessing marijuana and other drugs.

This must have been his lucky day, because the judge said his guilty plea could be withdrawn and the charges dropped if he successfully completes a drug diversion program.

Authorities said they found drugs in Al Gore III's car after the 24-year-old was pulled over on July 4 for going 100 mph in his Toyota Prius.  At least dad can be proud that he was driving a hybrid!! 

He pleaded guilty to two felony counts of drug possession, two misdemeanor counts of drug possession without a prescription, and one misdemeanor count of marijuana possession.

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It's d-day for Britney Spears and Kevin Federline


Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's lawyers were in court Monday to finalize the divorce between the failed pop singer and the failed rapper.

Britney's attorney Laura Wasser and K-Fed's man Mark Vincent Kaplan began the proceedings in Los Angeles County court early Monday expected to end by the close of business.

TMZ.blog is reporting that Wasser is asking that all of the custody and spousal support details be kept top secret.  You know, Britney, she has to be all top secret!  Ha ha ha ha!

Here's what TMZ knows: K-Fed is pulling in 15K a month from Britney for child support. He's also getting 20 grand a month in spousal support, but that's based on the prenup, and it appears the alimony gravy train will come to a screeching halt in November.

As for custody, we've learned it will stay at 50/50. It's amazing disso-queen Wasser was able to get a 50/50 custody split given Brit's craziness, which included wild partying, erratic behavior and a stint in rehab. This type of custody arrangement is typically reserved for a stable couple.

But all is not over! We're told neither Brit nor Fed-Ex are happy with the custody arrangement, and either of them can go back to court and ask for a change. On top of that, Kevin won't even speak to Spears, so they will probably be back in court asking the judge to make decisions about child rearing.

One more thing: There are reports K-Fed will go to court as early as this week to get full custody. That doesn't make a lot of sense that he'd go for broke, since our sources say K-Fed has signed-off on the 50/50 custody split. He may not be happy, but it doesn't seem he's ready for all-out war either.

More drama for Britney is brewing!

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Former football coach Bill Walsh dead at 75


Former 49'ers coach Bill Walsh died Monday morning following a long battle with leukemia. 

Walsh died early Monday following a long battle with leukemia, according to Stanford University, where he served as coach and athletic director.


Bill Walsh, the groundbreaking football coach who won three Super Bowls and perfected the ingenious schemes that became known as the West Coast offense during a Hall of Fame career with the San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 75.

Walsh died early Monday following a long battle with leukemia, according to Stanford University, where he served as coach and athletic director.

Walsh didn't become an NFL head coach until 47, and he spent just 10 seasons on the San Francisco sideline. But he left an indelible mark on the United States' most popular sport, building the once-woebegone 49ers into the most successful team of the 1980s with his innovative offensive strategies and teaching techniques.

The soft-spoken native Californian also produced a legion of coaching disciples that's still growing today. Many of his former assistants went on to lead their own teams, handing down Walsh's methods and schemes to dozens more coaches in a tree with innumerable branches.

Walsh went 102-63-1 with the 49ers, winning 10 of his 14 postseason games along with six division titles. He was named the NFL's coach of the year in 1981 and 1984.

Few men did more to shape the look of football into the 21st century. His cerebral nature and often-brilliant stratagems earned him the nickname "The Genius" well before his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Walsh twice served as the 49ers' general manager, and George Seifert led San Francisco to two more Super Bowl titles after Walsh left the sideline. Walsh also coached Stanford during two terms over five seasons.

Even a short list of Walsh's adherents is stunning. Seifert, Mike Holmgren, Dennis Green, Sam Wyche, Ray Rhodes and Bruce Coslet all became NFL head coaches after serving on Walsh's San Francisco staffs, and Tony Dungy played for him. Most of his former assistants passed on Walsh's structures and strategies to a new generation of coaches, including Mike Shanahan, Jon Gruden, Brian Billick, Andy Reid, Pete Carroll, Gary Kubiak, Steve Mariucci and Jeff Fisher.

Walsh created the Minority Coaching Fellowship program in 1987, helping minority coaches to get a foothold in a previously lily-white profession. Marvin Lewis and Tyrone Willingham are among the coaches who went through the program, later adopted as a league-wide initiative.

He also helped to establish the World League of American Football - what was NFL Europe - in 1994, taking the sport around the globe as a development ground for the NFL.

Walsh was diagnosed with leukemia in 2004 and underwent months of treatment and blood transfusions. He publicly disclosed his illness in November 2006, but appeared at a tribute for retired receiver Jerry Rice two weeks later.

While Walsh recuperated from a round of chemotherapy in late 2006, he received visits from former players and assistant coaches, as well as California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Born William Ernest Walsh on Nov. 30, 1931 in Los Angeles, he was a self-described "average" end and a sometime boxer at San Jose State in 1952-53.

Walsh, whose family moved to the Bay Area when he was a teenager, married his college sweetheart, Geri Nardini, in 1954 and started his coaching career at Washington High School in Fremont, leading the football and swim teams.

He had stints as an assistant at California and Stanford before beginning his pro coaching career as an assistant with the AFL's Oakland Raiders in 1966, forging a friendship with Al Davis that endured through decades of rivalry. Walsh joined the Cincinnati Bengals in 1968 to work for legendary coach Paul Brown, who gradually gave complete control of the Bengals' offense to his assistant.

Walsh built a scheme based on the teachings of Davis, Brown and Sid Gillman - and Walsh's own innovations, which included everything from short dropbacks and novel receiving routes to constant repetition of every play in practice.

Though it originated in Cincinnati, it became known many years later as the West Coast offense - a name Walsh never liked or repeated, but which eventually grew to encompass his offensive philosophy and the many tweaks added by Holmgren, Shanahan and other coaches.

Much of the NFL eventually ran a version of the West Coast in the 1990s, with its fundamental belief that the passing game can set up an effective running attack, rather than the opposite conventional wisdom.

Walsh also is widely credited with inventing or popularizing many of the modern basics of coaching, from the laminated sheets of plays held by coaches on almost every sideline, to the practice of scripting the first 15 offensive plays of a game.

After a bitter falling-out with Brown in 1976, Walsh left for stints with the San Diego Chargers and Stanford before the 49ers chose him to rebuild the franchise in 1979.

The long-suffering 49ers went 2-14 before Walsh's arrival. They repeated the record in his first season, with a dismal front-office structure and weak-willed ownership. Walsh doubted his abilities to turn around such a miserable situation - but earlier in 1979, the 49ers drafted quarterback Joe Montana from Notre Dame.

Walsh turned over the starting job to Montana in 1980, when the 49ers improved to 6-10 - and improbably, San Francisco won its first championship in 1981, just two years after winning two games.

Championships followed in the postseasons of 1984 and 1988 as Walsh built a consistent winner and became an icon with his inventive offense and thinking-man's approach to the game. He also showed considerable acumen in personnel, adding Ronnie Lott, Charles Haley, Roger Craig and Rice to his rosters after he was named the 49ers' general manager in 1982 and the president in 1985.

"Bill pushed us all to be perfect," Montana said years later. "That's all he could handle as a coach, and he taught all of us to be the same way."

Walsh left the 49ers with a profound case of burnout after his third Super Bowl victory in January 1989, though he later regretted not coaching longer.

He spent three years as a broadcaster with NBC before returning to Stanford for three seasons. He then took charge of the 49ers' front office in 1999, helping to rebuild the roster over three seasons.

But Walsh gradually cut ties with the 49ers after his hand-picked successor as GM, Terry Donahue, took over in 2001. Walsh was widely thought to be disappointed with John York, DeBartolo's brother-in-law who seized control of the team in 1998 and presided over the 49ers' regression to the bottom of the league.

But Walsh stayed active through his posts on various advisory boards, plus writing, lecturing and charity work. He also became more involved at San Jose State, directing a search committee to hire a new athletic director and football coach in 2004, and served in various leadership positions at Stanford.

Walsh wrote two books and taught classes at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

"I'm doing what I want to do," he told the AP in an interview in 2004. "I hope I never run out of things that interest me, and so far, that hasn't happened."

Walsh's son, Steve, an ABC News reporter, died of leukemia at age 46 in 2002.

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It's a boy for Ryan and Trista


Ryan and Trista Sutter are the only couple who has actually made it after ABC's the Bachelor/Bachelorette series stopped taping, and now they're the first and only couple to have a baby together!

Ryan and Trista gave birth to a baby boy named Maxwell Alston Sutter on Thursday, according to Us Weekly.

"He's perfect and beautiful, and everyone's doing great," Trista, 34, said.

These guys have been trying to get knocked up for a while, so congratulations to the Sutters!

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Lindsay Lohan not going back to rehab


On Sunday evening, gaysocialites.blog spoke with a source close to Lindsay Lohan who told us that "no body can help Lindsay!" Our source met up with Lindsay this week in her undisclosed location and described her as a young lady in desperate need of help, however the source -Lindsay's close friend- says the former singer and actress refuses to get help.

"Lindsay won't go back to rehab," her friend says. Our source tells us that Lindsay does plan to go somewhere, but Lohan has sworn her friends to secrecy. Smart move!

Her friend did however tell me that Lindsay has a serious drug addiction that is ruling her life.

Our source also told me that they are worried Lindsay may die much like Anna Nicole, only sooner, if she doesn't get on the right path.

This is the first part in a week long series looking inside Lindsay Lohan's troubled past.

Tomorrow find out why Lindsay and her mother Dina aren't as close as once were. Later this week, you'll also find out the truth about whether or not Lohan carjacked the SUV she used to chase down her former assistant's mother.  And was Lindsay's assistant with her mother in the car the night of the chase?

Check back each day this week as we reveal secrets about Lindsay Lohan's troubled life including more from our talks with our exclusive source, someone who says they are one of Lohan's closest friends.

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Advice from The Wonder Years by Winnie

While Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan are facing the law; another former teen queen is spreading a different message.  Do you remember Winnie from the Wonder Years?  Well, she's back using her real name Danica McKellar to spread a message about math.

I shit you not.  Winnie Danica has written a book telling young girls how cool math is...

"When girls see the antics of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, they think that being fun and glamorous also means being dumb and irresponsible," says McKellar. "But I want to show them that being smart is cool. Being good at math is cool. And not only that, it can help them get what they want out of life."

To that end, her book, titled "Math Doesn't Suck," uses cutesy graphics and teen-magazine staples like personality quizzes, horoscopes and straight-from-the-mall examples to spell out often confusing concepts like reciprocal fractions and prime factorization. It also contains syrupy dollops of just-between-us-girls encouragement, three miniprofiles of drop-dead-gorgeous mathematicians, as well as practical tips for avoiding sloppy mistakes on homework, overcoming test-day brain freeze and suggestions on what to do when algebra gets you down. (Hint: don't be afraid to sound dumb in class. Go ahead and ask.)

Yay! Thanks Danika! You're someone new to make fun of someone new for girls to look up to!

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Tom Snyder loses battle with leukemia, dead at 71

Talk show host Tom Snyder died Sunday in San Francisco from complications associated with leukemia.

Known for his smoke-filled interviews and robust laughter, Snyder was a staple in late night television.

Snyder conducted a number of memorable interviews as host of NBC's ``The Tomorrow Show.'' Among his guests were John Lennon, Charles Manson and Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols.

Snyder began his career as a radio reporter in Milwaukee in the 1960s, then moved into local television news. He anchored newscasts in Philadelphia and Los Angeles before moving to late night. 

Snyder sprung to fame when Dan Aykryod created a character based on the late night host's image.

In 1995, he returned to late night television as the host of ``The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder'' on CBS. The program followed David Letterman's ``Late Show'' until 1998, when Snyder was replaced by Craig Kilborn.

Snyder announced on his Web site in 2005 that he had chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

He was 71 years old. 

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July 29, 2007

Nicole Richie still hiding the baby bump


I miss the non-pregnant Nicole Richie that loved the camera!  That's her behind that white bag while her baby daddy Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden.  Nicole is probably hiding her puffy prego face.

Richie plans to do a "tell-all" interview with Diane Sawyer that will air Thursday and Friday on "Good Morning America" and on Friday night on "20/20."

Unless Nicole is just getting fat, the Simple Life star will likely reveal that she is pregnant with Joel Madden's baby.  

Richie was recently sentenced to four days in jail.  If she is pregnant, the smart decision would be to turn herself in now before the baby is more fully developed.  Nicole has until September 28th to turn herself in.

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Big Brother 8 SPOILER: The PoV competition, can Dustin's noms save themself

The gay guy is in charge in the Big Brother 8 house.  We already know who Dustin has nominated, but can either of his nominees save themselves?

Keep reading to find out who the Power of Veto this week in the Big Brother house.

Jen and Kail are back on the block, so they naturally joined Dustin today as the Big Brother hampsters played for the Power of Veto.

They were joined by Jameka, Jessica and Daniele.  RealityBBQ is reporting that the competition involved solving puzzles, earning points, then buying prizes.  There was even another opportunity for someone to win the red unitard.

In the end, Jameka won the Power of Veto.  It looks like Dustin's nominations might be safe unless they decide to back door Zach or Nick.

I guess we'll see how it unfolds.

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Kathy Griffin's air brush magic on Steppin' Out


As gays, we naturally adore Kathy Griffin.  That's why we have to send a big congrats her way for making the cover of Steppin' Out magazine.

However, we have to wonder who they're trying to fool with all that airbrushing.  Either Kathy has had some work done and/or worked out REALLY hard.... or this is the work of Photoshop magic!

Bless her heart, she looks like a teenager.  I can understand making a few bulges or wrinkles go away with the art of airbrushing, but this is time machine worthy here.

Who cares?!  It's getting the D-lister some free publicity, and we know how she loves that!!

Keep up the good work Kathy! 

 It’s one thing to airbrush the crows’ feet and tan lines but they made her look like an entirely different person! Look at the difference. At least the self proclaimed D lister fulfilled her dream and landed a cover, of which they made her look damn hot on!

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Britney Spears' pole dancing photo

Here it is!  The photo of Britney Spears as she was in the midst of her breakdown just after she screwed up a great opportunity with OK! Magazine.

After Britney let her dog shit on a dress and wiped her fingers on another expensive gown, she ran off with the clothes that were actually borrowed from the designers by OK!  As the Daily New reported on Sunday, those clothes quickly came off...

Wearing little more than fishnet stockings and a minuscule black leather vest, Spears flaunted her bod to her new track "Get Back."

But although she had shed her clothes, the 25-year-old mother of two could not shake her troubles.

Spears appeared "disoriented" and "erratic" after one of many toilet breaks, sources said.

And things only got worse when she took to the stage and attempted to pole-dance like a pro.

"You could see she was getting a bit wobbly, but no one expected her to throw a complete fit," a source told the British tabloid News of the World. "Suddenly, she was in floods of tears and stormed off set. She eventually came back but was sobbing hysterically."

With Spears in tears, the video's director had to call the shoot early and send everyone home...

And thus the above horrific photo was produced.  Evidently she also downed 20 cans of cocaine Redbull.  Now that's energy ya'll!  

Is there anyone in the world who can save Britney Spears now?!

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Hey Kat McPhee - nice panties! (hot pics & hot video)

Katharine McPhee has had her own little wardrobe malfunction of sorts (in an innocent good girl sort of way).

On Friday while taping a performance of "Love Story" for the Late Show with Jay Leno, Kat let it all hang out showing her blue granny panties from beneath her short dress.

Someone should have warned her about jumping so high! 

I love the song though!

You can check out the video below for Katharine McPhee's entire performance on the Late Show with Jay Leno.

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Big Brother 8: Mike is back home and blogging


Mike Dutz is back at home after being the second person voted out of the Big Brother 8 house. 

Finding a whole new stardom outside the house, the hottie is addressing his fans through his MySpace blog.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

My 1st blog after life in the Big Brother house

Hey everyone I'm back!!!  Well it sucks I'm not in the running any longer but I'm glad to be out of the hamster cage and able to communicate once again!  I've been super busy having only been back home now for 24 hours.  I just wanted to touch base with everyone really quickly and say thank you for watching, supporting, and standing behind me.  I havnt had a chance to watch the episodes yet, but I dont think a lot of the things I was involved in the house was aired on CBS.  I think some of the stuff was on Showtime and on the live feeds on the internet.  They portrayed me as this man of mystery when in fact I had a great insight on what was going down.  I dont think many of my great predictions, conversations, and insight was shown...perhaps throwing off this image labeled on me by the show.  I'll be sure to write a blog containing much more insight to this in the future.  But I just wanted to say thanks for all the comments and requests...keep them coming and I'll be sure to get in touch with everyone.  Just please know it may take some times to go through all the emails on top of all the craziness from coming off the show.  Thanks!!!

WOWza, I can't wait until Mike watches the show to see how big of a snake his loyal alliance member Kail was!  I'll be looking out for his next blog just in case!

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Gong Show host Chuck Barris threatened by 85 year old neighbor

This is definitely some News of the Weird!

Chuck Barris, host of the 1970's game show - the Gong Show, is getting death threats from an 85-year-old neighbor.  The Trump Plaza resident is locked into a heated legal battle with his 85-year-old co-op neighbor, Dorothea Weitzner.

Barris, 78, has filed a series of complaints against Weitzner that led to the co-op board's eviction proceedings against her.

"The first thing she ever said to me was this: 'You better shut your door quietly or I'll sue you," Barris wrote in a 2003 letter to Trump Plaza's board of directors. Weitzner's alleged vitriol quickly escalated. "Her screaming has changed from just cursing and shouting to yelling vile obscenities and death threats."

In a 2005 letter to the tenant's board, Barris once again detailed Weitzner's threats including, "What you need is your head cracked open. I'll get you, just you wait ... I'll get you, you cockroach. You faggot. Your wife's mother's a slut."

An attorney for Trump Plaza even asked Weitzner if she threatened to slice Mr. Barris' body part.

The investigation and Barris' complaints, led to Weitzner's involuntary confinement for psychiatric services, once over night and once for one month, according to documents filed by Weitzner's attorney, solo-practitioner Kenneth J. Glassman.

This just proves that rich people are even crazier than we are!

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Usher's canceled wedding details start to unravel


We first broke the news on Saturday that Usher and his older pregnant girlfriend Tameka Foster have called off their wedding. 

Today, we are left wondering why. 

According to the New York Daily News, even the wedding guests are still asking why Usher and Tameka never made it down the isle.

Some guests speculated Usher was furious after discovering his intended had concealed details of her past. Late last week, the National Enquirer reported that Foster was an ex-con whose drug-dealing ex-lover had been gunned down.

Others suggested the bride, who has three children from a pervious marriage, may have balked at signing a prenup.

Still others wondered whether the long-standing enmity between Foster and Usher's mother was to blame. In May, the singer fired his mom, Jonetta Patton, from her job as his manager, allegedly at Foster's prompting.

Usher and Tameka have left everyone from fans to friends and family wondering if they are still even a couple at all!

PEOPLE magazine is reporting that it was Usher's decision not to tie the knot!

"Usher's mother [and former manager, Jonetta Patton, whom he fired in May] is against the wedding. That is one of the main obstacles," according to the source, who also said of the bride, 37, and groom, 28: "They only decided two weeks ago to have a wedding. They wanted to have it take place before the baby bump started showing."

But as another source tells PEOPLE: "Usher changed his mind."

Usher (full name: Usher Raymond) and Foster, a stylist, also "had a lot of differences about the details. For example, the bride wanted barbeque, [and] he wanted to have [renowned chef] Jean Georges cook," said the source.

As a result of the differences, the wedding "was on again off again for the past few days. [Foster] was calling it off because she wasn't getting the things that she wanted. The mother was calling it off. ... Usher was calling it off."

The New York Post is reporting that in addition to his falling out with his mother, Usher's wedding to Tameka seemed doomed from all angles.

The Grammy-award winning artist also reportedly had a falling out with his godfather, actor Ben Vereen, over the relationship and had cut him from the guest list.

Denying rumors his fiancée was a control freak, Usher recently said in an open letter to Peo ple magazine: "I am happy, excited, com pletely clear and inde pendent on my direction, feelings, decisions and I am NOT BEING LED," he wrote.

"Some media and bloggers have been totally intrusive, they have misconstrued aspects of my personal life, and because of this, my true fans are not sure about what is fact and what is fiction."

A National Enquirer story, leaked just days before the planned nuptials, may not have helped Tameka's reputation.

Now we wait to find out where both Usher and Tameka have been hiding out this weekend, and whether or not they are still a couple.

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Britney-Gate is underway in Las Vegas

The Spears family has evidently convened in Las Vegas in an attempt to rescue Britney from her own demons.

Lynne Spears, daughter Jamie Lynn and son Bryan are all in Vegas for what seems like an intervention for Britney. 

However, the Spears family meeting has turned into more of a summit as the missing component (Britney) is not present.

Perez Hilton is reporting that the troubled singer has already fled the scene and flown back to Los Angeles. 

I think it will take an army to take down this beast!

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Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears marrying boyfriend

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears is engaged to his longtime boyfriend Chris.

According to the Sunday Mirror, the ceremony is expected to feature a whole rundown of divas and will take place this spring in New York.

Kylie, Matt Lucas and Little Britain's David Walliams and Geri Halliwell have been ordered to clear their diaries for a "glorious" day in Springtime in New York. The ceremony itself will be in nearby New Jersey where same sex marriage is legal. I hope the guests pack their sunglasses as Jake has been talking about making it technicolour, with brightly coloured daffodils and tulips, a striped wedding suit, a flock of white doves and confetti at the beginning and end. Jake, whose band sold out three nights at Greenwich's O2 arena last week, popped the question after splashing out on a love nest in New York with Chris.

Jake's boyfriend who wishes to only be identified by Chris is a Yale art student.  Chris has tried to stay out of the public eye by refusing to be photographed with Jake or release his last name.

"They are both blissfully happy with their apartment and the wedding is the next thing. They're ready to show everyone they're together," a source told the Mirror.

"The apartment was a big commitment for Jake and Chris because it's a large place in Tribeca - Manhattan's coolest district," their source added.

"A wedding just takes it all on to another level, but one thing is for sure - it will be fabulous.They have a bit of time until next year to pick the best of everything."

I would say all that privacy is about to change.

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X-tina cancels rest of Australian tour


Christina Aquilera has canceled the last two shows on the Australian leg of her tour.

“It has become apparent that Christina will not be well enough to perform her last two Melbourne shows. Doctor’s have confirmed Christina has a viral upper respiratory tract infection with a high fever and abnormal coughing. They have prescribed complete bed rest for the next few days," according to a statement released by the concert promoters.

Aguilera who is rumored to be pregnant apologized to her fans in a statement of her own.

“I want to personally apologize to all of my fans for having to cancel my last two shows here in Melbourne. Unfortunately, I have fallen ill with a bad flu virus. This is one of the best cities in the world to perform in and I am truly disappointed that I won’t be able to share my show with you all. Thank you for all of the continued love and support and I hope to perform for you all again next time.”

Get well X-tina, especially if there is another little diva in the oven!!

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Welcome to the B-List Diddy


Diddy may be cocky on his not-so-hit MTV reality show Making the Band, but it looks like Sean "Diddy" Combs doesn't pack the power he once did.

The New York Post is reporting that Diddy has gone from A+ lister to B- lister rather quickly.

HE once ruled the party scene from New York to the Riviera, but it seems Sean "Diddy" Combs' social status is slipping. Sources at St. Tropez hotspot Les Caves - where the rapper was once a regular fixture - told Page Six that when the daddy of four showed up at the club Thursday night, he was refused a table.

"He is so B-List here," said the snitch. "No one even acknowledges him." The second-rate treatment was a steep fall from the days of 2003, when Diddy first landed at the French resort with a full-time entourage that included a personal umbrella carrier named Fonzworth Bentley.

Diddy is known for being unnecessarily cocky and often times extremely rude.  Combs likes to call the shots and rule the roost, but not many B-listers get to act like divas and maintain respect.

Could this be the beginning of the end for the once king of hip hop?!  It appears that way!!!!

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Britney Spears' breakdown, the second installment

So, evidently Britney Spears' breakdown is in full effect.  The Daily News is reporting that Britney's crazy behavior didn't end with her OK! magazine photo shoot.

After her dog pooped on a $6,700 Zac Posen gown.  She also wiped her greasy hands all over another designer dress before she ran out on the shoot wearing thousands of dollars worth of OK!'s borrowed clothing.

Now, the New York Daily News is reporting that Britney's crazy behavior continued after the shoot was over.

Hours after the bonkers bombshell infamously ruined a session with OK! magazine, she was shaking her nearly bare behind during a Los Angeles video shoot that also reportedly ended in shambles.

Wearing little more than fishnet stockings and a minuscule black leather vest, Spears flaunted her bod to her new track "Get Back."

But although she had shed her clothes, the 25-year-old mother of two could not shake her troubles.

Spears appeared "disoriented" and "erratic" after one of many toilet breaks, sources said.

And things only got worse when she took to the stage and attempted to pole-dance like a pro.

"You could see she was getting a bit wobbly, but no one expected her to throw a complete fit," a source told the British tabloid News of the World. "Suddenly, she was in floods of tears and stormed off set. She eventually came back but was sobbing hysterically."

With Spears in tears, the video's director had to call the shoot early and send everyone home, the newspaper reported.

Now it looks like the rest of the Spears family is having a reunion in Vegas to discuss how they will tackle the beast known as Britney.

Update:  See the photos of Britney's pole dancing fiasco here!

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Ian Johnson and Chrissy Popadics tie the knot

The cute little high school couple who got engaged on national television got married this weekend.  Ian Johnson married Chrissy Popadics, the girl he proposed to in front of the world after scoring the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma.

The couple was married in a traditional ceremony at the Cathedral of the Rockies First United Methodist Church.

Johnson, who is black, says he received phone calls and about 30 letters, including personal threats from people who objected to his plans to marry his white fiancee. Johnson has not described the threats, and it is unclear where they came from.

The ceremony began with the prayer and ended with the couple jumping over a broom -- an African tradition signifying the couple jumping into a new life together.

As they drove away in a stretch limousine, Johnson kissed his new wife and said, "Let's play ball," the Idaho Statesman reported.

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Kiss's Paul Stanley forced to retreat after heart troubles


Kiss lead singer and guitarist Paul Stanley had to bail on a Southern California concert because of heart problems before the show, according to his Web site

During sound check yesterday, my heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute where it stayed for over an hour necessitating paramedics to start an IV and give me a shot to momentarily stop my heart and get it into a normal pattern. Not knowing if this episode was life threatening made it even more exhausting. After consulting with both the paramedics and a cardiologist at Cedar Sinai, they confirmed my worst fear. They said that I would put myself at risk if I tried to do the show.

I’m very proud of Gene, Tommy and Eric for carrying on without me. I apologize to anyone I disappointed and I’ll make it up to you when I see you again.


Band-mates Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer played the Friday night gig at Soboba Casino, about 90 miles east of Los Angeles, as Stanley was taken to the hospital.

This was evidently the only time the band has performed as threesome.

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Steve Martin and girfriend Anne Stringfield wed in secret ceremony

Steve Martin married his much younger girlfriend Anne Stringfield over the weekend in a private ceremony at Martin's Los Angeles home.

The whole wedding was a surprise.  The couple invited about 75 guests over for a "party," then revealed they were tying the knot after the guests arrived.

Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, a friend of Martin's, presided over Saturday's ceremony. Lorne Michaels, creator of the U.S. television comedy show "Saturday Night Live," was Martin's best man, according to Steve's publicist.

The guest list included actors Tom Hanks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy and Carl Reiner.

This is Steve Martin's second marriage.  He was previously married to actress Victoria Tennant, whom he divorced in 1994 after about eight years together.

This is Anne Stringfield's first wedding.

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July 28, 2007

Not a good time to be in the air

It seems like it just isn't a good time to be in the air right now as there have been three freak aircraft accidents in two days killing 6 people.

The first accident occurred in Phoenix, Arizona when two television news helicopter crashed into each other while filming a police chase airing live.  The four people covering the story in two separate choppers died. The choppers belonged to two local Phoenix stations, ABC affiliate KNXV and independent station KTVK.

That same day in Wisconsin two single-engine war planes collided while landing at an experimental air show, killing one of the pilots and injuring the other. 

The Federal Aviation Administration said the two P-51 Mustangs collided after finishing a performance at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture show. P-51 Mustangs are single-seat fighters that were used in World War II.  Gerard S. Beck of Wahpeton, North Dakota lost his life in this accident.

Then on Saturday, a plane crashed on the runway at the Dayton Airport during an annual air show killing the pilot, Jim Elroy, in front of thousands of viewers. Elroy died on the way to hospital. 

Elroy was a famed biplane stunt pilot.  His passion was entertaining people using air planes, so it especially sad that his plane went down in front of thousands of spectators during a Dayton, Ohio, air show Saturday.

I definitely won't be boarding any small aircrafts any time soon!

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Paris Hilton pulls a Bill Clinton

Paris Hilton is denying rumors that she was spotted smoking weed with Kimberly Stewart's ex-boyfriend Cisco Adler on Wednesday morning.

Us Weekly magazine is reporting that partygoers spotted Hilton and Adler smoking weed and making out at Guy's Nightclub.

Hilton's representative Michael Sitrick says, "Paris absolutely did not smoke pot Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, as I understand was reported. That report is false." When asked about her relationship to Adler, Sitrick adds, "She was with Cisco Tuesday night/Wednesday morning."

After Hilton got out of jail last month, she told Larry King on CNN that she had never tried drugs.  Meanwhile, there have been many reports of Paris spotted getting high outside of various Los Angeles nightclubs.

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Britney Spears' assistant will NOT tell all

Britney Spears' fired assistant Shannon Funk says she won't sell her story to the tabloids no matter what Perez Hilton reports.

Perez is reporting that Funk told him "she had been bombarded by calls from people offering money for her side of the story."

Now, Funk says that is not true.

"I'm not going to do that," she explained in a phone interview to OK!

Was Perez wrong again?!

Britney and her assistant had a "falling out" shortly after Ms. Spears made an ass of herself at the whole OK! magazine photo shoot.

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Paris Hilton's $4.25M home is for sale!


Paris Hilton is moving!  I bet her neighbors are SO excited!  Ms. Hilton has put her Hollywood Hills home on the market for a massive $4.25 million.

Paris isn't moving to make things easier on her neighbors.  The Simple Life star wants a home in a gated community or one with a longer driveway.

The house is about 3,000 square feet and Paris bought the home back in 2004 for about $2.9 million.  Her family's real estate firm will take care of selling it for her.  How convenient.

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Victoria Beckham is getting Ugly

Victoria Beckham is slated to appear on an episode of Ugly Betty this season according to ABC. 

“There’s a wedding dress involved. There’s a wedding involved with her storyline,” said the Ugly Betty producer. He jokes, “But we want her husband (David) on set. It’s one of the requirements.”

Shh-yea, of course she has to bring along the eye candy!

One 'Betty' star, Becki Newton, who plays Amanda, says she hopes her character and Victoria don’t get along. “Amanda is going to be like, ‘I’m not standing next to Posh because she’s too skinny. She’s gonna make me look fat.’ Amanda’s gonna take her down.”

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Breaking News: Usher cancels his wedding

With just a few hours until the ceremony, sexy R&B singer Usher has called off his wedding to pregnant fiance Tameka Foster.  The two were planning to tie the knot on Saturday in the Hamptons.

“It was announced today that the wedding ceremony for Usher Raymond, IV and Tameka Foster was canceled. No additional information will be given regarding the circumstances of the cancellation, but we hope the privacy of this matter will be respected,” according to statement from Usher's publicist Patti Webster.

That's all we have heard today... the couple hasn't said why they decided not to walk down the isle.

Rumored has it that Usher's mom, Jonnetta Patton, doesn't approve of the couple tying the knot.  I heard she was even taken off the guestlist for the ceremony that has now been canceled.

Maybe Usher's more of a momma's boy than we thought!

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Britney's son injured during scuffle between bodyguard and photog

The latest chapter in the exciting rollercoaster that is Britney Spears' life includes a scuffle featuring her bodyguard Julio "JC" Camera, her son Sean Preston Federline Spears and a photographer.

Evidently a photographer bumped into JC while he was carrying Sean Preston, so the body guard knocked him out.

Now, the bodyguard has been cited, Sean Preston is supposedly injured and Britney is pressing charges against the photographer. Never a dull moment!

According to a vaguely worded police news release, the incident started when one of the photographers "was attempting to take pictures of Ms. Spears."

"It was alleged that during the altercation the photographer was battered by Mr. Camera," the police statement said, adding the photographer "received minor abrasions" and that Camera was issued a citation for misdemeanor battery.

Spears, in turn, filed a report alleging Camera and her child, who was being held by the bodyguard at the time, were themselves "battered" by the second photographer, the police statement said.

Neither photographer was cited, but the incident remains under investigation by police, Las Vegas police Sgt. John Loretto told Reuters.

It's almost exciting to see what Britney will come up with next!

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My new favorite website - PropertyRoom.blog

Am I the last person in the world to learn about PropertyRoom.blog?!

This is the best website ever!  You can bid on items confiscated by police.  PropertyRoom.blog has everything from cars and houses to jewelry and electronics.

If you don't mind having a stereo that was probably once stolen by a drug dealer, then this is your place. 

With a bidding style similar to Ebay, you get to set your own price.  I found cars on the site for as little as $150 and expensive jewelry for even less!

Ok, now I have to get back to PropertyRoom.blog to finish bidding on my water front property in Tennessee!

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Actress killer stabbed in prison

The man who is currently serving time for stalking and killing actress Rebecca Schaeffer in 1989 was stabbed multiple times on Friday morning by another inmate in the prison where he is serving a life sentence.

According to corrections officials, Robert John Bardo, suffered 11 stab and puncture wounds Friday at Mule Creek State Prison in Amador County, Calif.  He was treated at University of California, Davis, Medical Center and returned to the prison, officials said.

Bardo killed Schaeffer when he was 19 and was obsessed with the actress.  He evidently sent her letters and tried to visit her before obtaining her address through a private detective, who got it from the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

The suspect who is accused of attacking Bardo was identified as a man serving an 82-years-to-life sentence for second-degree murder.

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'Sultan of Sleaze' arrest over TomKat follows

When are people going to learn that you really shouldn't fuck around with Tom Cruise?

Thanks to Cruise, David Hans Schmidt (aka the "Sultan of Sleaze") is behind bars.  Tom says that Schmidt tried to sell stolen photos of Cruise's wedding to actress Katie Holmes.

The "Sleaze" was held in a Los Angeles jail being on $100,000 bond.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A celebrity porn broker dubbed the "Sultan of Sleaze" has been arrested over accusations he tried to sell film star Tom Cruise stolen photos of his 2006 wedding to actress Katie Holmes, published reports said on Thursday.

David Hans Schmidt, best known for arranging the sale of celebrity sex tapes and nude photos, was taken into custody at an undisclosed location in West Hollywood, an FBI spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters.

The spokeswoman, Laura Eimiller, said she could not discuss the charges against Schmidt, 47, because the case was under seal while further investigation proceeded.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles also declined comment.

But Web site The Smoking Gun (http://www.thesmokinggun.blog) reported that Schmidt was accused of trying to sell Cruise a large cache of private photos from his 2006 wedding.

Cruise's attorney, Bert Fields, told The Smoking Gun that Schmidt approached the actor's representatives earlier this year about the photos, which had been stolen, and that they immediately contacted federal authorities.

U.S. Bureau of Prisons records showed that Schmidt was in federal custody in Los Angeles and was being held on $100,000 bond.

One of Hollywood's most bankable stars, Cruise, 45, married Holmes, 28 in Italy last November.

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Dog killer Michael Vick gets fired!


Michael Vick, the socially retarded Atlanta Falcons player who trains poor innocent dogs to kill each other, is starting to feel the impact of his stupid mistakes.

Nike, Reebok and a trading card company are all pulling the plug on Vick. 

Nike has suspended Vick from his endorsement deal without pay, and released a statement saying "Nike is concerned by the serious and highly disturbing allegations made against Michael Vick, and we consider any cruelty to animals inhumane and abhorrent."

Reebok has decided to stop selling Vick's Faclcons jersey, as did the NFL, which has suspended sales of Vick's number 7 jersey on nflshop.blog.

The Donruss trading card company has even pulled Vick's card from new packs as if he doesn't exist (the way it should be.)

Hopefully, if convicted, the government will give him the death penalty... as they should for all dog killers.

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Let the weekend begin!

The weekend is finally here, and it has been a GREAT week to be a GaySocialite.  Our website hits have been at an all-time high this weekend, and we have to thank you!!!!  So, let's party!!

SPECIAL EVENT - Saturday afternoon:

On Saturday afternoon, here is a chance for all of you who would like to be a star!!!  Singer Frederick Ford is shooting a music video at Rush Lounge in New York City, and he wants YOU to be in the video!  Tons of extras are needed, both male and females, so bring your fag hag along too!  Show at RUSH (579 Sixth Avenue @ 16th Street) wearing whatever you'd like as long as you wear a white shirt (t-shirt, button down, etc).

Then on Saturday Night....

Reduced cover all night, just ask for Charles' list at the door! (or print this and take it with you)


Then on Sunday....

Voted HX's Best Gay Lounge Night 2007!

We have tons of FREE shit this week, so come out early and stay late!  It will be well worth it!!

Just ask for the GaySocialites list at the door, and its free ALL NIGHT LONG!!!


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Lindsay Lohan: Alcoholic, druggie, carjacker?!

Things just keep getting worse and worse for Lindsay Lohan.

As we first told you Friday, Perez Hilton is reporting that she was going to do a "tell-all" with Ok! Magazine.  Well according to Lindsay's reps, Perez is wrong once again!

"There is absolutely no truth to the report that Lindsay is doing a tell-all interview with OK! Magazine," says Lohan's rep. "Or anyone else this week. That is completely fabricated."

Perez Hilton made something up?!  No....

Maybe Lindsay isn't ready to speak yet, because the story is literally still unfolding.

The three men who were inside the SUV with little girl Lohan while she chased her assistants mom down now claim they were 'carjacked' by the troubled starlet.

“I was honestly terrified,'’ Dante Nigro, owner of the GMC Denali, told TMZ.blog Friday. 

“That was the craziest car ride I’ve ever been in, and she didn’t care,'’ said Nigro’s pal Jakon Sutter. “She just kept going . . . like we were joyriding in a parking lot.'’

"The young men say the fresh-from-rehab Lohan was crazed with rage and drunk on fame — not to mention the cocktails and shots they say she downed before the wild episode. 

“I can’t get in trouble — I’m a celebrity,'’ Lohan allegedly bragged as the young men pleaded with her to stop the car. “I can do whatever the f — I want.'’

These guys say Lindsay took the black SUV on a 100-mph chase with three men inside.  Their lawyer says they are considering legal action against Lohan.

In her only statement since the arrest, Lohan claimed she’s “innocent.'’

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Zsa Zsa's hubby Prince found naked, claims he was mugged

No one really knew who Zsa Zsa Gabor's current husband was until Prince Frederic Von Anhalt threw his name into the running in the Anna Nicole Smith paternity case.

As we all know now, Larry Birkhead is young Dannielynn's father; but that doesn't prevent Prince Freddy from finding a way to get his name in the media.

Now Von Anhalt claims he was mugged and called the cops on Thursday morning from his Rolls-Royce on Bellagio Road behind the Bel Air Country Club in Santa Monica, Calif.

When police arrived, they found Zsa Zsa's husband buck naked and broke inside his car.  Prince Freddy says he was flagged down by three women who stripped him and mugged him.

"All of a sudden I felt a pressure on my neck. She said to me, `It's the real thing, don't move," Von Anhalt told reporters outside a Santa Monica courtroom Friday.

"And then they took everything off me. Took my watch off, my expensive watch. I'm completely in the nude," said Von Anhalt, who uses the royal title prince, which he says was given to him by a German princess who adopted him.

It sounds like his prostitutes did him wrong if you ask me!

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New 'Last Supper' theory cripples web sites


Everyone is evidently dying to analyze Leonardo DiVinci's "Last Supper" painting after new speculation that the painting might hide within it a depiction of Christ blessing the bread and wine. 

As a result, many websites linked to the photo have been flooded with traffic and ultimately gone down over night.  We could only hope for that kind of traffic.

The photo made its comeback (for the lack of a better word) during the popularity of Dan Brown's Divinci Code, but now Slavisa Pesci, an information technologist and amateur scholar, says superimposing the "Last Supper" with its mirror-image throws up another picture containing a figure who looks like a Templar knight and another holding a small baby.

"I came across it by accident, from some of the details you can infer that we are not talking about chance but about a precise calculation," Pesci told journalists when he unveiled the theory earlier this week.

Websites like www.leonardodavinci.tv, www.codicedavinci.tv, www.cenacolo.biz and www.leonardo2007.blog had 15 million hits on Thursday morning alone.  Some of those sites have booked more power to accomodate their new visitors.

Here's are Pesci's speculations according to CNN.blog:

In the superimposed version, a figure on Christ's left appears to be cradling a baby in its arms, Pesci said, but he made no suggestion this could be Christ's child.

Judas, whose imminent betrayal of Christ is the force breaking the right-hand line of the original fresco, appears in an empty space on the left in the reverse image version.

And Pesci also suggests that the superimposed version shows a goblet before Christ and illustrates when Christ blessed bread and wine at a supper with his disciples for the first Eucharist.

The original Da Vinci depicts Christ when he predicts that one among them will betray him.

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July 27, 2007

Big Brother 8 SPOILER: Dustin's nominations for eviction (video)


The gay is in control on Big Brother 8!  I told you... it's the Year of the Gay!

Dustin has nominated two of his fellow house guests for eviction, as per his duties as Head of Household. 

Keep reading to find out who Dustin wants to send packing from the Big Brother house and watch the video of the nominees chatting after the announcement.

Dustin chaired his nomination ceremony today where as Head of Household, he must nominate two of his competitors to be eliminated from the game.

Now that Mike is gone, the Mrs. Robinson alliance is completely busted.  That leaves Kail to her only friend in the house, Jen.  So, naturally Dustin has decided to solidify his spot in the wave to help get rid of the odd balls. 

Dustin has nominated Jen and Kail for eviction for the second week in a row.  Last week, Jen won the Power of Veto and removed herself from the nomination block.  Evil Dick, then HoH, nominated Mike and he was booted.

It will be interesting to see if either of these ladies can win the PoV this week to save themselves.  If not, it will be a matter of who can campaign the hardest.

Here's some video Jen and Kail talking after the nomination ceremony.

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'The Simpsons' movie is a must see!

I had the privledge of catching "The Simpsons" movie at 11:59pm on Thursday night in New York City.  Even the VIP's were herded into a line that stretched around the block in the center of Union Square. 

Now, after having seen the first movie for our favorite cartoon family, I can honestly say it was worth being called "one of those people."

After 18 years and 400 plus episodes, you could tell by the reaction of the crowd that "The Simpsons" movie was long overdue!  The fans cheered from beginning to end in our theatre, and I really do think I was the only person who left the theatre to re-visit the snack bar and the restroom.  (Sorry, I really had to go -- those sodas have gotten so large!!)

Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie kept us laughing from beginning to end.  The plot was definitely much more than you could ever get out of a 30 minute episode.  Even little Maggie got a lot of face time as one of the movie's stars!

The satire on American culture ran rampant through the 1:45 animated film. Producer James L. Brooks and creator Matt Groening aren't afraid to launch their dry humor back at the hands that feed them, so you can expect plenty of cracks on Fox.

"The Simpsons" movie is truly amazing and it really shows how animated series have found their place in society. 

The animation itself makes this a 'must see' this weekend!!

Oh and PS... stay around for the credits, because the added features are definitely worth it!

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Lindsay Lohan: In hiding but about to speak out


Lindsay Lohan is in hiding now, but now the former superstar is going to speak out about her "troubles" in a tell-all interview with OK! magazine.

Perez Hilton is reporting that the troubled 21-year-old is going to sit down with OK! in hopes of explaining her side of the story involving her recent DUI and alleged drug use.  Lohan was released from re-hab then turned around and got herself right back in the slammer.

Meanwhile, Lindsay's mother Dina, says that her daughter is "in a safe place" confirming rumors that she has not checked back into rehab.

What a waste.

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Lance Bass celebrates one year of gay

It was just one year ago that Lance Bass decided to come out to the world telling PEOPLE magazine that he was gay.

Today, Lance is celebrating by way of his MySpace blog.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Happy Anniversary!!!!!….

TO ME!!!!!!!

So it was a year ago that I decided to let the world know who I really am… and I swear it has been the most amazing experience. Scary at times , but in the end the best thing I have ever done. I want to thank everyone that has been so supportive and showing that this world has and will continue to change in the right direction. With the election coming up, it is even more important that we stand up for what we believe in and be heard. Enviroment, war, civil rights, education…. the list goes on and on. I encourage everyone to learn more this year about ALL the issues that need attention. Some of you will actively be heard and support some issues, and others will just be educated— in the end all that matters is we all are going to have a hand in changing this world for the better!

Also as an Anniversary gift for me …think about doing this….

If you are having trouble being yourself , and are scared to tell someone you are gay— find that loyal friend, family member, or even hotline and tell someone. All it takes is to tell one person and the ball starts rolling. You will get great advice and and be so much happier. Or, if you have always wanted to ask that family member or friend if they were gay.. do it now…. in a very positive and private way , tell them it is ok and you will always be there no matter what. Sometimes its easier for someone to just flat out ask you. To bulid the courage to say it sometimes takes years.

It’s 2007 people , there is no reason we should not be exactly who we want to be- sexual preference, profession, religion, etc. Just respect the fact that everyone is different and live your own lives the way you want! It’s good to be alive and we can do and achieve anything we want!

So go do something positive, nice, fun, or just laugh… it doesnt affect just you .. it catches on!

Have a good one!! LB

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Aquafina = tap water

PepsiCo has confessed that Aquafina is simply tap water in a plastic bottle. 

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Pepsi-Cola announced Friday that the labels of its Aquafina brand bottled water will be changed to make it clear the product is tap water.

The new bottles will say, "The Aquafina in this bottle is purified water that originates from a public water source," or something similar, Pepsi-Cola North America spokeswoman Nicole Bradley told CNN.

The bottles are currently labeled: "Bottled at the source P.W.S." Americans spent about $2.17 billion on Aquafina last year, according to Beverage Digest, an independent company that tracks the global beverage industry. The U.S. bottled water business in 2006 totaled roughly $15 billion, it said.

No timetable was available for when customers will see the label change on store shelves, another Pepsi spokeswoman, Michelle Naughton, told CNN.

Save some money and save the environment, refill your bottle.

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Whoopi and Sherri are getting the View

Widespread reports on Friday show that the big wigs at the View have decided on Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd as the new hosts.  Now, they're in the final stages of negotiations to add the two ladies to the panel permanently.

It looks like Whoopi will replace Rosie O'Donnell as the moderator and Sherri Shepherd will fill the spot left vacant a year ago when Barbara Walters fired Star Jones.

Whoopi and Sherri will join Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters to round out the panel of 5.

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Nicole Richie is heading to jail!


Nicole Richie is going to do time in jail just like her Simple Life co-star and on-again-off-again best friend Paris Hilton.

Nicole is getting off a little easier than Paris though, Richie will serve a mere 4 days.  She was also fined $2,048, was ordered back to school for 21 days to an alcohol education course and three years probation. 

Richie must report to serve her time by September 28.

Nicole, who is definitely pregnant, is in trouble for her DUI charge. She pleaded guilty on Friday.

Nicole was given a stern warning from the judge saying if she she drives drunk again and she kills someone she could be charged with murder — not manslaughter.

The next season of the Simple Life:  Jail Edition.

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Nicole Richie to do 'tell all' interview

After hiding out most of the summer, Nicole Richie is going to "tell all" interview with none other than Diane Sawyer

The segments will air next Thursday and Friday on "Good Morning America" and on Friday night on "20/20."  Nicole has been on tour with her boyfriend and presumed baby daddy Joel Madden of Good Charlotte.  While on tour, Nicole has been spotted eating at chain restaurants and hiding out for the media.

That's not something Nicole is accustomed to!

Richie is expected to break her silence about her un-spoken pregnancy as well as the possibility of jail time for her DUI arrest.

I guess it could be worse, she could be Lindsay Lohan.

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July 26, 2007

Dina Lohan is the shittiest mother EVER!


During a time when she should be laying low and taking care of her fucked up daughter, Dina Lohan (Lindsay's mom) is doing what she does best -- sucking up the media attention.

Dina, who once called herself "the orange Oprah" "the white Oprah," said she isn't too happy that Jay Leno decided to poke fun at Lindsay after she cancelled her Tonight Show appearance to presumably head back to rehab.

“We have a great respect for Jay Leno, but we are disappointed in the path he chose to allow a guest to make light of a very serious situation concerning Lindsay. Thank you to Craig Ferguson for not making a mockery of such a serious situation to which teens and young adults are facing across the country,” Dina said.

And while all of her "thoughts and prayers" should be going to her own family, Dina decided to send out a message to the other families with druggie daughters.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all families who have had to see a family member through tough times. This is a very personal and private matter and our only concern is to get Lindsay the help that she needs. We will get through this together and it will make our family stronger,” Dina said in a statement.

What idiot would take parenting tips from one of the Lohans anyway?!  Someone should take Dina's other kids away from her before it's too late with them too!!!!!

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Please tell me Jamie Lynne Spears isn't pregnant


It may be a case of 'from bad daughter to worse daughter' for Lynne Spears

As if Britney isn't a handful, the National Enquirer is reporting that Brit's 16-year-old sister, Jamie Lynne Spears, is pregnant!  Spears isn't just famous for being Britney's lil' sis, she is also the poster child for Nickelodeon.  I bet they're going to love this!

Evidently, Jamie Lynne and her 19-year-old boyfriend have been having sex for a while now, and having the redneck up-bringing that the Spears sisters had -- this wouldn't bee to shocking.

Then again, I am quoting the Enquirer as my source!

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Beyonce's falling video is a rare find


Beyonce Knowles pleaded with fans not to post video of her falling down the stairs at her Orlando concert on Tuesday night, and evidently her "people" are doing every thing they can to maintain poor Beyonce's dignity.

Video of Beyonce falling isn't anywhere to be found on YouTube today.  Even edited videos that were available yesterday have been yanked down today.  Still it remains as one of the most searched phrases on Google.

Incase you missed it, Beyonce takes a nice tumble down a whole set of stairs used for props during her concert.

While I do think it is hilarious to watch Beyonce eat dirt, I must admit that the former Destiny's Child front woman maintained her composure well.

I'm sure Jay Z was holding her like a crying baby later that night!

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Listen to the 911 call leading to Lindsay Lohan's arrest

As Lindsay Lohan chased her assistant's mother down the street just moments before the Mean Girls star was picked up on for investigation of misdemeanor driving under the influence and with a suspended license, and felony cocaine possession, the frantic lady called 911 to report that someone was following.

As you'll hear in the tape (click here to listen), the woman had no idea that it was former actress and singer Lindsay Lohan who was stalking her down.

On the 911 tape, you hear the woman's frantic plea for help.

``We were just about to park our car. We are turning home and out of nowhere a huge white GMC came up,'' the woman said to the dispatcher. The recording included unintelligible remarks apparently to the woman's passenger.

``We're being followed by a GMC ... the gentleman jumped out of the car,'' she added a few seconds later. ``Oh my God, sir, they're following us. We need help.''

It also seems as though Lohan's former assistant's mother thought it was initially a man chasing her.  Lindsay can be rather butch at times!

``There he is, that white GMC pickup,'' the dispatcher said to someone as the car appeared.

During the call, the woman could be heard saying ``Oh my God, what is he doing?'' Near the end, hysterical but muffled yelling and screaming is heard.

``They're in front of HQ now. Roll somebody code. Ma'am, what's going on there? Hello? Hello? Ma'am? Hello?'' the dispatcher said.

A few moments later, a police unit showed up and the woman could be heard in the background, apparently pointing out people to the officers.

``That's him, that's him right there,'' she said. ``And him, stop them.''

When cops got to the scene, they found Lohan arguing with the woman.  Lindsay was, of course, arrested and thrown in the slammer.

Her career is over, and Ms. Lohan will likely serve a hefty jail sentence.

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Big Brother 8: The Gay Head of Household

On Thursday's live show, the house guests said good-bye to Mike for good and said good-bye to Evil Dick as the Head of Household.

In this week's HoH competition, the house guests answered questions about the past that involved the evicted house guests.  When the Big Brother player got the questions correct, they got to eliminate one of their house guests from the Head of Household competition.

Eric, America's Player, was doing very well until he jumped the gun and answered a question wrong after not listening to the question in its entirety.  The exciting thing about Eric as Head of Household is that Big Brother viewers will get to vote for who Eric should nominate for eviction.

In the end, Dustin and Jameka were the last two standing before Dustin answered the final question correctly to become the new Head of Household.

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Big Brother 8: Who got evicted on week 3?

On Thursday night's live show on CBS, the Big Brother 8 house guests voted to evict Mike.  By a vote of 7 to 2, Mike was the third person evicted from the house.

This is how the BB8 Players voted:

To evict Mike:  Jameka, Jen, Dustin, Amber, Nick, Danielle and Amber

To evict Kail:  Zach and America's Player Eric (his vote is voted by viewers who text or vote at CBS.blog)

I have to wonder if this was the best strategy for the Big Brother house guests.  Kail is a very strong player, but she isn't very smart about her game.  She has told the most lies in the house, and she seems dead-set on a strong alliance.

Still, somehow the house guests have decided to send Mike packing.

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Dog killer Michael Vick expected to enter plea


This dumbass, Michael Vick, is expected to enter a plea Thursday as he is being charged for raising dogs for fighting.

I hope he pleads guilty and gets the death penalty.  Evidently, Vick, who stood a good chance at being an NFL superstar has ruined his career by letting poor innocent dogs kill each other.

This guy was a role model to a few kids.  I hope they have all seen his true colors now.

If nothing else, I hope Mr. Vick spends a long, long, long time behind bars!  Maybe we could train another football player to attack him until he is dead?  That's what he was doing to the dogs after all. 

An eye for an eye doesn't sounds so bad right now.

The Associated Press



Michael Vick was due in federal court Thursday to start a legal process that jeopardizes not only his career, but also his freedom.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback was expected to appear at a bond hearing and enter a plea on dogfighting conspiracy charges. Vick is accused with three others of conspiracy involving competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting, and conducting the enterprise across state lines. Federal prosecutors allege the operation known as Bad Newz Kennels operated on Vick's property in rural Surry County.

The grisly allegations detailed in an 18-page indictment sparked protests by animal rights groups at the headquarters of the NFL and the Falcons, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has barred Vick from training camp while the league investigates.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank said the team wanted to suspend Vick for four games, the maximum penalty a team can assess a player, but the NFL asked him to wait. Instead, Blank has told his embattled player to focus on his legal problems, not football.

The Falcons opened their first camp under coach Bobby Petrino on Thursday.

The case began April 25 when investigators conducting a drug search at the home found 66 dogs, including 55 pit bulls, and equipment typically used in dogfighting. Items such as a "rape stand" that holds aggressive dogs in place for mating and a "breakstick" used to pry open a dog's mouth in a fight were seized.

Vick contended he knew nothing about a dogfighting operation at the home, where one of his cousins lived, and said he rarely visited. He has since declined comment, citing his attorney's advice.

Attorney Lawrence Woodward of Virginia Beach, who has also represented Allen Iverson and Vick's younger brother, Marcus, has not returned several phone messages.

Animal rights organizations have seized on the case as an opportunity to raise awareness of the largely underground and always gruesome world of dogfighting, where two dogs are trained to fight to the death sometimes for hours until the end.

Representatives of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and The Humane Society of the United States were expected to be among hundreds of protesters outside the U.S. District Court. Streets near the courthouse were closed Wednesday night, and dozens of television trucks were already in place near the building by nightfall.

According to the indictment filed July 17, dogs not killed in the fighting pit were often shot, hanged, drowned or, in one case, slammed to the ground. The document alleges that Vick was consulted before one losing dog was wet down and electrocuted.

It alleges that the dogfighting operation began in 2001, not long after Vick parlayed a dazzling two-year run as the quarterback at Virginia Tech into being the first overall selection in the NFL Draft. His first contract was for $62 million.

In 2004, he signed a 10-year, $130 million deal, then the richest in league history.

The indictment alleges the fights offered purses as high as $26,000, and that Vick once paid $23,000 to the owner of two pit bulls that had beaten Bad Newz Kennels dogs.

That owner is one of four cooperating witnesses cited in the document.

Charged along with Vick are Purnell A. Peace, 35, of Virginia Beach; Quanis L. Phillips, 28, of Atlanta; and Tony Taylor, 34, of Hampton. They all face up to six years in prison, $350,000 in fines and restitution if convicted of both charges.

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What does Dori Cooperman have to do with Lindsay Lohan?


Dori Cooperman is back in the news.  We haven't heard much from this hideous looking Jersey-born socialite since Lizzy Grubman plowed down the crowd of people and ultimately spent two months in jail.

Before that Dori was Tara Reid's best friend... until Tara went totally wild and ruined her career.  Everyone knows a D-lister without a job or any money is no fun at all, right?

Now, Dori has evidently been partying it up with Lindsay Lohan.  Where did these two party girls meet?  Rehab, of course!

Evidently Dori and Lindsay turned Promises Rehabilitiation Center into a regular party pad!  The New York Post says that Cooperman and Lohans extended their stays at Promises, because the two party girls were just having that much fun!

Cooperman told Page Six, "At this point in my life, I'm not associating with people who are not sober . . . As soon as I was able to confirm that Miss Lohan was not sober, I immediately terminated my communication."

Like Lindsay, Cooperman went to rehab to delay her legal woes.  Dori was busted herself last April for stealing a neighbor's $4,300 check and depositing it.  She is on two years' probation and has to complete 100 hours of community service.

Dori's dad is Edwin Cooperman who was chairman of Travelers Bank Group.  I don't understand why she is stealing someone else's money when her daddy pays all her bills?!

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Audiogasm New Music Review: "Hairspray"

As most people know me can attest, I'm a big fan of musicals in general. One in particular that sparked my interest years ago was the Original Broadway Cast recording of "Hairspray," a vibrant and energetic 60's pop-themed show that was basically just a great time. I was leery, then, when I heard the announcement of the new movie that was recently released. Luckily I was very suprised that the soundtrack for the movie (released July 10th, 2007 on New Line Records) more than exceeded my expectations: it exceeded my enjoyment of the original!

Usually, when something (especially a Broadway musical) is recreated, it doesn't live up to the feeling and energy of the original. The new "Hairspray" definitely does just that, to a point where I liked it even more. The main thing I was listening for when I picked it up was how the new singers compared to the originals. Here are the main ones that I picked out that made a big difference to me (keep in mind that I am purely going off of the music for this, as I have yet to see the movie, sadly):

Nikki Blonsky (Tracy Turnblad) - As the leading character in the movie, Nikki Blonsky has to kick it up to live up to the original's portrayal of her character. For someone who just a year ago was a normal teenager working in a Coldstone, she is fantastic! Her voice fits the character amazingly without the sometimes grating quality that was present in the Broadway show.

Amanda Bynes (Penny Pingleton) - While I like Amanda Bynes, she probably should stick to plain acting and away from singing. While she wasn't bad, you can really tell that she's not a singer. She fit the character well though, and in context of who Penny Pingleton is in the story she didn't need to be an amazing singer.

Zac Efron (Link Larkin) - One of the two actors I was most worried about, Efron's portrayal of Link was way more enjoyable to me than the original. He made the character, in a word, hot. I had my reservations since he was in that godawful "High School Musical" (which makes me want to kill myself for liking the music a little), but in the end he was perfect for the role.

Michelle Pfeiffer (Velma Von Tussle) - Before I got the CD, I had no idea Michelle Pfeiffer was in the movie to be quite honest. I was wondering who would play the role of the catty Velma Von Tussle. When I first listened to "(The Legend Of) Miss Baltimore Crabs" I really disliked her in the part, but after a few times she really grew on me. Another actress who would probably do better to stick with acting rather than singing, but did better with it than Amanda Bynes.

John Travolta (Edna Turnblad) - This is the big dark smudge on the album for me. I heard that he's pretty good in the movie, but his singing is atrocious. At least the original Edna Turnblad had that deep scratchy vocal-chords-through-a-cheese-grater voice that made it obvious that the actor was a man and not really trying to disguise it. Travolta has a mock-falsetto half the time while the other half sounds like he's singing/talking in his normal voice. I will say that after a few listens to the album I got used to it and it doesn't bug me too much.

Hairspray Movie Poster

Those were the main actors that I registered as influencial on my feelings about the music. The other actors and singers are very good (especially Queen Latifah as Motormouth Maybelle), but I honsetly expected them to be.

There are also three original songs on the album that weren't in the original Broadway production: "Ladies' Choice," "The New Girl In Town," and "Come So Far (Got So Far To Go)." All three are are fun, but "Ladies' Choice" is so energetic and perfect for Zac Efron's voice and character that it's quickly become one of my favorite tracks of the whole CD.

In addition, the songs "Cooties" and "Mama I'm a Big Girl Now" (which were in the original but didn't make it into the movie) are included as the last two tracks of the CD. The way they did "Mama I'm a Big Girl Now" is really awesome too, they took all three Tracy Turnblads (Nikki Blonsky from this version, Ricki Lake from the original movie that the musical was based off of, and Marissa Jaret Winokur from the Broadway show) and had them sing together. You can tell how well they're matched to their parts since all three sound remarkably similar.

The soundtrack for the new "Hairspray" movie is pretty fantastic and has had me singing really loudly in the car for the last two days. It's one of those remakes that just makes you fall in love with the music/story all over again! If you're at all a fan of musicals or just of good 50's and 60's style music, definitely give this one a listen.

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July 25, 2007

Video of Beyonce's concert fall

This is the best video I have seen of Beyonce falling down the stairs at her Orlando concert on Tuesday night. 

The creative editor included not only Beyonce's tumble down the stairs, but they also included her plea with the audience not to put the video on YouTube.

Enjoy watching Beyonce Knowles fall flat on her face.  For more on the story, click here.

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'Keith and the Girl' lose Simpsons website battle

Podcaster Keith O'Malley, the guy behind 'Keith and the Girl,' has lost his battle for the website www.thesimpsonmovie.blog. 

The World Intellectual Property Organization ruled that O'Malley must cede control of the www.thesimpsonsmovie.blog site to Twentieth Century Fox, the News Corp unit which owns the Simpsons trademark.

WIPO says O'Malley bought the site to redirect those looking for the official Simpson's movie website to his podcast that he does with his girlfriend Chemda Khalili.

According WIPO, O'Malley offered no defense to try and prove that the purchased the website for another reason.

Of course he didn't, do they think he is completely insane?!

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Actress killed herself, pathologist testifies Spector trial


A pathologist testified Wednesday on Phil Spector's behalf and said that actress Lana Clarkson shot and killed herself.

Dr. Werner Spitz also suggested that a Los Angeles County deputy medical examiner jumped to an improper and hasty conclusion in ruling Clarkson's death a homicide.

"I think she died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound," Spitz told the LA court.

Clarkson died of a gunshot wound fired inside her mouth on February 3, 2003. Her body was found in Spector's mansion, where she had gone earlier that morning after meeting the music producer at her job as a nightclub hostess.

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Wedding makes 'Fiesta Bowl couple' stars

Remember Ian Johnson and Chrissy Popadics, the cute couple who got engaged at the Fiesta Bowl just moments after Johnson scored the winning point?

Well, its almost wedding time and the couple has basically become stars.

"We've traveled all over the nation since that whole ordeal happened, and everywhere we go there's always someone - "Boise State!' " Johnson said. "If someone - and I'm not wearing anything Boise State - can pick me out of a crowd, it's amazing."

But not all of the fanfare has been positive.  Some ignorant hicks are pissed because Johnson is black and Popadics is white.  As a result, they have had to hire security for their wedding Saturday.

"You take it for what it is — the less educated, the less willing to change," Johnson explained. "But we're not acting like we're naive to all the stuff that's going on. We know what's been said. We're going to make sure we're safe at all times. It's an amazing day for us, and we'd hate to have it ruined by someone."

Our thoughts go out to the young couple!  We hope they live a long and happy life together!!

Go Boise State... does anyone know what that means, by the way?

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Meet the Sorrells, the amazing shrinking couple


Here's a pick-me-up for your hump day... meet Maggie and Andy Sorrell.  Maggie and Andy have been tagged as the amazing shrinking couple after they lost a combined 580 pounds!!

Keep reading to find out more about their amazing story! 

CNN) -- No longer able to fit into a booth at a restaurant and too embarrassed to ask for seatbelt extensions on an airplane, Maggie Sorrells was desperate to lose weight.

The day she stepped on a hospital scale and realized she weighed 440 pounds she knew she had to do something.

Name: Maggie Sorrells
Age: 32
Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee
Occupation: Receptionist in doctor's office
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Heaviest weight: 440 pounds
Current weight: 140 pounds
Pounds lost: 300 pounds

Defining moment
The moment I saw that I weighed as much as I did, it scared me, and I knew I had to do something about it.

How did you finally lose the weight?
Diet: Weigh Down Workshop, a faith-based weight loss program. I ate whatever I craved, but only when I was truly hungry, and then I ate a lot slower, so I could tell when to stop.

Exercise: Nothing out of the ordinary, occasionally I'd go for a walk, but never because I felt like I had to.

How long did it take you to lose weight?
Four years with two pregnancies within the same time period. One month after I lost 300 pounds, I became pregnant for the third time with my son.

How has this changed your life?
Drastically, the way I eat, the way I live my life. I am able to move better. I feel better emotionally and physically. I'm just a much happier person.

I love to hike and I could never go when I was big. I almost killed myself going a half-mile. My chest would hurt and I would think I was having a heart attack. Just after we had our daughter, we went hiking all day and climbed rocks.

I also love the beach. I'm no longer ashamed to go to the beach or wear a bathing suit.

Do you have any tips for other people who want to lose weight?
Yes, don't think about how much weight you have to lose because you'll get overwhelmed and discouraged. Set small goals, like 15 pounds. There were times I wanted to give up and there were days I felt like I couldn't do this. Food was my drug. Take [weight loss] in small increments because when you lose 15 pounds you'll be excited and before you know it you'll lose 50.

Perseverance is most important. If you mess up, especially in the beginning you're going to slip. Don't say, "I'll start over Monday." Start over right now. The worst enemy is if you give up. What got me to the end, to losing 300 pounds, was persevering. On days I wanted to eat the whole bowl of something -- I had to talk myself through it. The truth was, I really wasn't hungry. Food is so much better when you're hungry. Andy, my husband, eats what he wants to eat. But instead of eating an entire gallon of ice cream, he'll just have a scoop of ice cream.

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Britney's interview turns out to be 'crappy' rather than OK!


Britney Spears doesn't just sing a song called "Crazy," but she has basically gone crazy herself.  The truth is starting to come out about what went wrong with Brit's OK! interview and photo shoot.

The interview with OK! magazine was supposed to clear up all of the rumors about how wacky Britney has become, but intead it backfired.

Britney evidently let her new puppy poop on a $6,700 Zac Posen gown, wiped her greasy hands on a pink silk Alisha Levine dress, took repeated bathroom breaks without closing the door and fled after four test shots still wearing more than $14,000 of OK!'s borrowed clothing, the magazine said.

To top it off, the pictures were such bad quality that OK! called them unpublishable.

"What we experienced was a young girl who is desperately in need of help. And sadly she has surrounded herself with too many people who are pretending that nothing is wrong," OK! said in excerpts from its story that hits newsstands on Friday.

The editor-in-chief of OK!, Sarah Ivens, said in a statement the magazine had spent "a heartbreaking day with Britney Spears and witnessed first-hand an emotional cry for help that will leave you shocked and sad."

Where is child and family services?  Are her kids ok?

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Lindsay Lohan is today's headline

There is one thing in common among most major media outlets today... they're all covering Lindsay Lohan.

Don't get me wrong, Lohan isn't getting the same amount of attention that Paris Hilton did while she was playing villan; however she is getting her fair share of negative PR.

Basically, everyone agrees with us... It looks like Lindsay's career is over!

The New York Post says that Lindsay emailed Billy Bush from Access Hollywood saying she was innocent.  Just moments after appearing on Larry King Live to discuss Lohan's troubles, Billy said he got the follow message via e-mail from Lindsay.

"I am innocent... did not do drugs they're not mine. I was almost hit by my assistant Tarin's mom I appreciate everyone giving me my privacy."

She really should have known better.

The New York Times points out that two of Lindsay's latest projects are likely to go down the drain.  “I Know Who Killed Me,” a low budget thriller, is set to be released on Friday.  Even more importantly, “Poor Things,” a fact-based dark comedy starring Shirley MacLaine and Olympia Dukakis had Lindsay set to play the niece of Ms. MacLaine’s character, and filming was supposed to start in three weeks.

Fox and Friends had renowned boozer and professional fuck-up Daniel Baldwin on this morning as somewhat of an expert panelist. 

“My fear for her is that she’s doing what I did the first several times I went to rehab, and that is you have the gun to your head a little bit,” Baldwin claims.

And you know life is bad if you're likely to turn out like Daniel Baldwin! 

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Beyonce wipes out on stage

If you need a good laugh at a celebrities misfortunes, today is your lucky day!

You have to check out this video of Beyonce Knowles falling on her face while performing at a concert in Orlando, Florida. 

On Tuesday night Amway Arena in Orlando, Beyonce was singing lip syncing the opening lines to “Ring the Alarm” when she found herself face first into the steps of the concert stage.  

However, being the top notch performer that she is, Beyonce evidently bounced back up and didn't miss a beat!

The video is still hilarious though!

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Britney is about to have a breakdown!

Call Matt Lauer and have him on stand-by because, Britney Spears is about ready for another cooky interview.

Mama Spears is either just freakin' crazy or she is headed a nervous breakdown. You decide.

Let me lay it out for you:

1.  The girl has had two vicious run-ins with the paparazzi in two days.  In one incident she flipped a lid on a photog who was snapping her on the side of the road as she pulled over to check on Sean Preston in the back seat.  Britney reportedly called the heavyset photographer "fat f**k" and a " f**king p***y."  All this while her kids were in the car.  On a separate occassion, Britney was doin a bit of shopping and tried to enter Lisa Kline's clothing store on Robertson Boulevard.  As she did, Team Spears cleared a path for her and the paps went wild!  As a result, one of Brit-Brit's body guards had to rough someone up and the cops were called to the sceen.

2.  Ms. Spears yacked on her Gucci dress during a photo shoot with Ok! Magazine.  On top of that, OK! Editor-in-Chief Sarah Ivens said the magazine had "spent a heartbreaking day with Britney Spears and witnessed first-hand an emotional cry for help that will leave you shocked and sad."  Boo-fucking-hoo.  She's a rich bitch with a lot of potential at her finger tips.  And yes I'm bitter.

3.  Britney is telling friends that she is pregnant.  A source told NW magazine: "She's been secretly filling her pals in on the good news since last week. Britney is in shock herself, this definitely wasn't planned. She's thrilled just the same."  Rumor also has it that Britney's new spawn will have two parents on Team Britney.  The first of course is her tragic mother, Britney herself.  The second could be Spears' former lover and counsellor John Sundahl or her bodyguard Daimon Shippen.

4.  The woman is bald and wears bad wigs for goodness sake.

A break-down is inavoidable.  Let's just hope she gets it out of her system before this new album drops... unless she's just over....

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Leno cracks on Lohan for canceling appearance


Lindsay Lohan was scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show Tuesday, but since she went to jail that morning she canceled her appearance.

That didn't stop Jay Leno from cracking a few jokes at Little Lohan's expense.

“You know, we had Lindsay Lohan booked for our show tonight, but apparently she was ALREADY ‘booked.’ I thought our competition was Letterman and Nightline, but it turns out its Cops and America’s Most Wanted.”

Poor, poor Lindsay.  All she needs is a hug.

Instead of having Lindsay in the flesh Tuesday night, Jay Leno booked Deuce Bigalow Rob Schneider who appeared in drag as Lindsay Lohan.

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Gay website takes on reality show format

If you haven't seen Nardicio's Great Gay American Road Trip on DList.blog, then you don't know what you're missing.  Here, I've even brought an episode to you for review.  You can see the other episodes in the series on their website.

It's packed full of drag queens, drama and eye candy.  You may not love every single thing you see, especially if you're a prude like me; but the concept is freakin' amazing.

Here's how it works, the man behind DList.blog, Daniel Nardicio, packed an unairconditioned school bus full of New York night life celebrities and sluts to take a road trip.

Whether it's the reaction of the poor innocent travelers as the run into Bianca Del Rio in the men's toilet or the freaky kid on drugs and dressed as rabit, there is something for every gay man.

However, I do have to ask why the didn't invite the world's first gay socialite along! 

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Lindsay Lohan NOT back in rehab

That's the mug shot and booking card from early Tuesday morning when Lindsay Lohan was picked up by cops for driving under the influence and carrying cocaine, but evidently Lindsay has not checked herself back into rehab as we initially though. 

gaysocialites.blog was told that Lindsay was seeking medical treatment at the Betty Ford Clinic, and her lawyer said she was seeking medical treatment.

Evidently part of that "treatment" is in a swanky Los Angeles Hotel.  Perez Hilton is reporting that Lindsay is hold up at the Chateau Marmont.

Getting ready for another bash tonight?!  We hear the alcohol monitoring anklet was removed when she got booked.

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Looking for craigslist?

Jonesin' for your craigslist fix?! 

If you're looking to load your couch off on someone or to find a "massage," then I hope you don't rely on craigslist.org

The website is down due to the power outages in San Francisco. 

Technorati, Typepad and Livejournal were all also out for the same reason.

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July 24, 2007

Paula Zahn quits her job at CNN


It looks Paula Zahn has decided she won't play second fiddle to the new CNN poster girl Campbell Brown

Brown is leaving her gig at NBC on "Weekend Today" to sit in Zahn's seat at CNN.

Her show, "Paula Zahn Now" has slipped in the ratings, but still the fact that Paula stepped down is a bit of a shocker.

Campbell Brown was officially hired by CNN one day after she quit her job at NBC.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Newscaster Paula Zahn will leave CNN next month after nearly six years at the cable network to make way for a new prime-time program hosted by freshly hired former NBC News correspondent Campbell Brown.

The departure of Zahn, 51, who first appeared on CNN on September 11, 2001, was confirmed by CNN-U.S. President Jon Klein on Tuesday, a day after he announced the hiring of Campbell, while refusing to say whose time slot she would be given.

Zahn's exit was not unexpected. Her show, "Paula Zahn Now," has struggled in the ratings behind not only Bill O'Reilly on the Fox News Channel, but also MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" and "Nancy Grace" on CNN Headline News.

In an e-mail circulated to CNN staff and later the media at large, Klein said the last "Paula Zahn Now" telecast would air on August 2.

Zahn said in an accompanying message that she planned to "take a break between jobs and catch my breath before I take on my next role."

She will be replaced initially by various substitute hosts leading up to the November launch of a new program anchored by Brown, who worked for NBC for a decade as White House reporter, fill-in anchor for Brian Williams and host of "Weekend Today."

Brown, 39, told reporters on a conference call on Monday that she expected to be on CNN's air for just over a month before going on maternity leave in December to have her baby. She said she hoped to be back by early February, in time to help cover the U.S. presidential primary elections that month.

Zahn was a 10-year CBS News veteran when she joined Fox News as an evening news anchor in 1999. Fox fired her in September 2001 after learning she was in talks to anchor a news program on rival CNN for more than $2 million a year.

She ended up making her debut on CNN during coverage of the suicide hijacking attacks on New York and Washington.

Four months later, CNN was embarrassed by the airing of a promotional spot, which the network said was run without approval of top executives, touting its new morning newscaster as "just a little sexy."

CNN is a unit of Time Warner Inc.. Fox News is owned by News Corp.. MSNBC is part of NBC Universal, which is controlled by the General Electric Co..

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Lindsay Lohan's ruins career with second DUI, drug charge

Lindsay Lohan is evidently back in rehab and sources close to the former star tell us that she has gone straight for the big dog by checking herself into the Betty Ford Clinic.

Lohan was arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of drunken driving and cocaine possession after a frightened woman dialed 911 to report that Lindsay was chasing her in an SUV.

When she called the cops, the woman had no idea that it was Lohan who was stalking her down.

Evidently Lindsay and her personal assistant had a falling out and her PA quit and walked out.  The person Lindsay was chasing was her former assistant's mother.

Our source says the whole fiasco began when Lohan's assistant walked off the job after she busted Lindsay downing booze and snorting coke.

"She (Lindsay's assistant) saw her slipping back into her alcoholic and druggie ways, so she quit.  Its that simple," our source claims.

Lohan's assistant wasn't in the car at the time of the chase, despite initial reports.

You'll remember that the former singer and actress has been out of rehab for less than two weeks and has another drunken-driving case pending.

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Will Beckham play in SuperLiga tournament?

David Beckham's ankle isn't healing so quickly, so it doesn't look like Becks will be starting in the Galaxy's opening game in the SuperLiga tournament.  If the new American soccer icon plays at all, it will likely be as a late game sub.

Beckham played for a hot minute in the exhibition game against Chelsea on Sunday.

For all I care he can sit on the sidelines and look pretty... as long as he takes his shirt off.

LOS ANGELES — David Beckham missed another training session with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Monday because of a nagging left ankle injury that left him doubtful for the team's opening game in the SuperLiga tournament.

The inaugural event, featuring four Major League Soccer teams and four teams from Mexico's first division, opens Tuesday night, with the Galaxy hosting defending Mexican League champion Pachuca and Chivas visiting FC Dallas.

Beckham had been scheduled to attend Monday's news conference in Hollywood, but he stayed away to continue treatment. He has yet to participate in full training since joining the team on July 13.

"We can't keep running him around, dragging him to press conferences and events," MLS commissioner Don Garber said. "We just want him to get better."

However, Beckham's injury didn't prevent him and wife Victoria from attending a celebrity-studded welcome party Sunday night at a downtown Los Angeles museum. The bash, hosted by Tom Cruise and Will Smith, lasted into the early morning hours.

"He is a very professional guy," Garber said. "He's not going to do anything that he doesn't think is going to support his ability to get better."

The English superstar played 16 minutes, including four minutes of stoppage time, in a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in his Galaxy debut Saturday night. The highlight was a corner kick he took near the end of the game.

ESPN reported a preliminary overnight rating of 1.2 for the game in the nation's largest markets, six times its MLS average this year. When final numbers are released Tuesday, it could be the cable network's highest-rated telecast involving a MLS team. The rating is the percentage watching a telecast among homes that receive ESPN.

Garber said the ratings, sold-out attendance of 27,000, and domestic and international media interest was more than MLS had expected.

"It shows that people have a real desire to see the sport get a lot of attention," he said. "If you deliver the right things -- good players, high-quality competition, some interesting side stories -- than we have a chance to really break out of some of the clutter that exists in pro sports."

But first, the league needs Beckham in the lineup on a regular basis.

Galaxy coach Frank Yallop said that if Beckham is able to play at all Tuesday night, it wouldn't be until late in the game.

"We don't want to make it worse, and he's still a little bit sore," the coach said. "We're forever hopeful he'd be back in a uniform and running out for us as soon as he can -- next weekend or the following Tuesday."

More realistic for Beckham is the team's second SuperLiga game against Chivas on Saturday. It has been moved to the Los Angeles Coliseum to handle an expected huge crowd.

Beckham's injury has "certainly added to the drama of what's been going on here the last week or so and for the next couple of weeks," Garber said.

The commissioner denied that pressure was exerted from sponsors and ESPN to get Beckham into Saturday's game.

"That just couldn't be further from the truth," Garber said. "Look at what we would look like if we had sponsor or commercial pressures forcing him to play a game, and having him get injured and never playing again. We'd be pretty dumb."

Beckham's biggest problem is swelling in his ankle, Yallop said.

"It's really tight in there," he said. "He was uncomfortable on Saturday, you could tell. It's going to be a little bit sore when he's playing, but not as sore as it was on Saturday. That's what we're trying to get to."

Beckham's designated stand-in at the news conference, defender Abel Xavier, didn't make it, either. The Galaxy had no players in attendance.

Garber acknowledged the league has "been putting a lot of pressure" on Galaxy players to do promotion, but his message to the team Monday was "practice and beat Pachuca."

The SuperLiga tournament features two four-team groups playing round-robin matches, with the top two teams from each group meeting in the semifinals Aug. 14-15. The final is Aug. 29, with the winning team earning $1 million -- the largest soccer purse in North America history.

Besides the Galaxy and FC Dallas, the other MLS teams are four-time league champion D.C. United and last year's champion Houston. The Mexican club teams are Club America, Chivas, Pachuca and Morelia.

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July 23, 2007

Eva Longoria's new gig


Eva Longoria is the face of Bebe Sport.  According to these ads, the Desperate Housewives actress is selling skimpy clothes and sexy athletes.

In the campaign (like the photos shown here) Eva poses next to swimmers and soccer/football players in the black and white campaign for Bebe Sport's Fall collection.

Eva seems a little too stiff to be participating in such a "sporty" campaign, but then again she is wearing some fierce heels with that swimwear.

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"I Now Pronounce You" the box office winners

The gay spoof starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James, "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" took the number one spot at the box office over the weekend.

While the flick hasn't exactly been accepted by the gay community with open arms, but it hasn't been denounced either.  Packed full of gay stereotypes, the movie follows Sandler and James characters as they try to act like a gay couple to get health benefits.

#1 "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" ($34.8 million)
#2 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" ($32.2 million)
#3 "Hairspray" ($27.8 million)
#4 "Transformers" ($20.5 million)
#5 "Ratatouille" ($11 million)

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Harry Potter and the huge pay check!

It looks like the final installment in the Harry Potter series is really going to bring in a ton of cash.  As a matter of fact it already has.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final tome in the spell-casting series, demolished records over the weekend, to become the fastest selling book in history, according to publisher Scholastic Inc.

Congrats to J.K. Rowling!  What the hell is she going to do now?  Roll around in all that money perhaps?

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Are Kylie Minogue and Olivier Martinez back together?


Paparazzi caught Olivier Martinez smooching with this lady.  The big question is:  Is this Kylie Minogue?  Take the poll below!

Rumor in the tabloids is that Kylie Minogue has gotten back together with her ex-boyfriend Olivier Martinez.

According to HelloMagazine.blog, Kylie and Olivier are going to head out on a cruise to give their relationship one more chance.

after a series of secret trips to see him in Paris. She has apparently suggested they spend the summer together cruising off Italy's beautiful Amalfi coast, to see if there is any future for them.

But it's on the condition, says a source in the Mail On Sunday, that the 41-year-old thespian must afterwards decide whether marriage is on the cards or not. In return Kylie is said to have promised to cut back on her work commitments and reduce pressure on him to start a family. Olivier, meanwhile, has reportedly been speaking to friends about the huge regret he feels over the break-up and how no other woman in his life has compared to Kylie. He was linked after their split with Israeli model Sarai Givati.

Kylie has a lot of exciting projects coming up including work on a new album, the 20th anniversary party for her number one hit song Locomotion on August 3, and her own home furnishings brand for John Lewis and Debenhams department stores.

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CNN/ YouTube Debate: A Gay Man's Review

As I have already mentioned on the blog here, CNN and YouTube held their first ever joint presidential debate Monday night.  I actually sat through the entire thing! 

For the first time ever, the questions came from video submissions through YouTube.  The candidates were forced to answer questions from every day people, not journalists.  It brought the election down to a very personal and basic level.

Of all the candidates, Hillary Clinton was the clear cut winner of this debate.  I was disappointed that she wasn't directly faced with a question about gay rights, but Hillary was the only candidate who really seemed presidential.

Clinton used her past experiences and facts about why she is running to answer all of the questions.  At time she got a little too serious, but that only made her look more mature and presidential than the other candidates.  Her answers were well thought out and she seemed like a new comer to politics with a veteran resume.

Barack Obama continues to disappoint me.  I was excited to see him run, because I thought the Obama energy would be good for the campaign and ultimately good for the White House.  As the debates continue, I keep seeing him seem more and more inexperienced and naive.  You could tell in the majority of his responses that he was jumping quickly to say what he thought everyone wanted to hear.

I'm sure Barack hit right on the target for many voters especially those who are already supporting him, but I don't think performance will in this debate will help him pick up any steam in the polls or sway any independent voters.

John Edwards also disappointed me.  Four years ago, I voted for John Edwards in the democratic primary.  I don't think there is any chance he will get my vote again.  What is now being tagged as John's "difficult" issue could have won over a lot of voters had he not acted so afraid of the gay marriage issue.  I think it is wonderful that his wife Elizabeth supports gay marriage, but that isn't going to win over the gays.  All of the front runners (Clinton, Obama and Edwards) believe that civil unions are the way to go.  I strongly disagree.

Too bad Dennis Kucinich is so wacky.  He supports gay marriage.  But Kucinich is one of those awkward people who always manage to say the wrong thing in the wrong way.  He always sounds so liberal, and Anderson Cooper even started a debate with him by joking that they couldn't find anyone farther "left" than Kucinich.

I honestly don't really know who any of those other wack jobs are.  I know that Bill Richardson is supposed to the "Latin" candidate, but he doesn't appear so Latin to me!  They asked Hillary why she wasn't womanly enough and Barack why he wasn't black enough, so why didn't they ask Bill why he wasn't Latin enough?  I guess that's part of the flaw with this video submission style of debate.  I liked the crazy Biden guy, because he made the debate somewhat humorous... but he's really just wasting our time.

You can currently go to YouTube.blog to submit videos for the upcoming CNN/YouTube republican debates.

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Breaking News: Drew Carey gets Price is Right job

Drew Carey... come on down!  You're the next host of The Price is Right!

Carey confirmed on a taped appearance of The Late Show with David Letterman that he has been chosen as the replacement for Bob Barker on The Price is Right.

"It's a done deal. I'm the new host of The Price Is Right," Carey confirmed to Letterman.

This episode of The Late Show with David Letterman airs Monday night at 11:35pm EST on CBS.

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Big Brother 8: The Power of Veto Ceremony, does Dick need a new nominee?


Dick is the Head of Household, and his nominees are Kail and Jen.  However, the Power of Veto has been won and the ceremony took place today.

Keep reading to find whether or not Dick had to replace one of his nominees for eviction.

As we told you over the weekend, Jen won the Power of Veto.  We will get to see all of the details on Tuesday night's show on CBS, but I know it left some of the house guests in ridiculous outfits.

In today's Veto ceremony, Jen secured her spot in the Big Brother house for at least one more week by using the PoV to remove herself from the "chopping block."

As a result, Evil Dick had to nominate another player for eviction.  The Mrs. Robinson Alliance is screwed!  The only remaining member of Kail's alliance has joined her on the block.  Dick nominated Mike for eviction.

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Laila Ali, Curtis Conway get hitched

Laila Ali and retired NFL star Curtis Conway tied the knot this weekend according to her manager, Eric Kaufman.

Kaufman wouldn't release too many details, but here's what PEOPLE magazine dug up:

Among the 200 guests were Laila's parents, Muhammad Ali and Veronica Porsche Anderson, along with her sister Hana Ali, who was a bridesmaid. Conway's twin sons, Kelton and Cameron, 12, were the ringbearers while his daughter Leilani, 8, stepped in as the flowergirl.

For her big day – which Ali planned while competing on Dancing with the Stars this past spring – "I don't want a big poufy dress," Ali told PEOPLE in April. Instead, the bride, 29, opted for a knockout champagne-colored silk charmeuse strapless mermaid gown by Amy Michelson.

"Laila's approach to the wedding was simple but elegant," says wedding coordinator Juliet Ryan. "There were no lions and tigers and bears. It was about the love."

The pair met two years ago when Conway hosted a small get together at his house, which Ali attended with a friend. Conway, 36, then popped the question last Thanksgiving.

"People think she dominates the relationship," Conway told PEOPLE in May, "but she's a sweetie pie."


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Democrats to debate YouTube style Monday night

Monday night is the first ever CNN/ YouTube interactive debate featuring the Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Here's how it works: Voters have posted questions on YouTube, which were then screened by CNN producers and presented to the candidates.  This opens the door for potential voters to hear questions that you may not typically hear during a presidential debate.  For example, rather than focusing on who is ahead in the polls (as traditional debates do) you may hear questions about what the candidates do for fun.

The best part of the debate will definitely be Anderson Cooper as the moderator.  Do you think this means we may hear some LGBT issues as well?!

The debate airs on CNN Monday at 7pm EST.

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The Spice Girls let you pick their tour stops

The Spice Girls want to 'Spice Up Your City!' Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C and Victoria are asking fans to help them decide where their reunion tour should land.

All you have to do is go to their website and you can vote to have the girls 'Spice Up Your City!"

Spice Up Your City!!

Hi Everybody!

WOW! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! We are so excited about the fantastic response that we have had from everybody registering to come and see us on tour. It means so much that people want to see the 5 of us together again on stage.

Now for some really cool news! We’ve had loads of messages from people all over the World asking why we weren’t performing in their Country. It’s impossible for us to perform everywhere but we thought why not let our fans decide where we play? This is your chance to turn your City in to “SPICE CITY”! All you need to do is tell us where you want to see us!

The City with the most votes will become “SPICE CITY” and we’ll definitely come and play there as part of our tour. It really is up to you to decide which City becomes “SPICE CITY” so get voting!

Lots of love

Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C and Victoria

Vote for the girls to play in YOUR SPICE CITY!!!

Register for Spice Girls tickets!

There is also word today that the Spice Girls will expand their tour adding new stops across the globe, so get to voting!

A source tells The Sun, “The girls really want to do a huge tour but they’re worried about how much time they’ll be able to commit to it because of their families. “It’s going to be a huge commitment for the girls, who are extremely devoted to their families. But they are overwhelmed by the world-wide response from their fans and don’t want to let them down.”

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Kelly Clarkson does damage control

Kelly Clarkson addressed fans via her website on Monday to try and clear up and bad press surrounding the release of her new album, My December.

“There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the release of My December, much of which has focused on a supposed feud with my record label, in particular, Clive Davis. I want to set the record straight on this by saying that I want my band, my advisors, those close to me and my record label to be one big, tightly knit family. Like any family we will disagree and argue sometimes but, in the end, it’s respect and admiration that will keep us together. A lot has been made in the press about my relationship with Clive. Much of this has been blown way out of proportion and taken out of context. Contrary to recent characterizations in the press, I’m well aware that Clive is one of the great record men of all time. He has been a key advisor and has been an important force in my success to date. He has also given me respect by releasing my new album when he was not obligated to do so. I really regret how this has turned out and I apologize to those whom I have done disservice. I would never intentionally hurt anyone. I love music, and I love the people I am blessed to work with. I am happy that my team is behind me and I look forward to the future.”

Wow!  Someone has a publicist who can write!  Don't get me wrong, I love Kelly and she's still my favorite American Idol by far!

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Two rappers arrested with guns in NYC


Both Ja Rule (left) and Lil' Wayne (right) were picked up by cops on Sunday night in two seperate incidents, both were packing heat.

Hip hop artists Ja Rule and Lil' Wayne were both nabbed by cops last night just within the same hour just a few blocks away from each other.  Both were carrying .40-caliber pistols.

At around 10:30pm Sunday night, the NYPD says they stopped Ja Rule's 2004 Maybach on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for excessive speeding and expired tags.  While searching the car and the rapper, cops found a .40-calibur pistol.  Ja Rule, born Jeffrey Atkins, his driver and a female companion were all arrested on charges of criminal possession of a weapon.

Just an hour later and a few blocks away, Lil' Wayne' was caught by cops evidently smoking weed on his tour bus.  When police searched Lil' Wayne's mobile digs, they found a .40-caliber pistol.  Lil' Wayne, born Dwayne Carter, was also arrested.  His charges are marijuana possession and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Both rappers were awaiting arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday afternoon.

I wonder if they're cellmates?!

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David and Victoria's welcome to LA party

If I were Victoria Beckham, I would be holding on to David's ass for dear life too!  Here's a charming picture of America's most famous immigrants as they enter their big "Welcome to LA" bash thrown by Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Will Smith and his wife Jada.

Everyone who was anyone was at the big bash including Ron Howard, Matthew Perry, Brooke Shields, Jon Voight, Tyrese Gibson, Stevie Wonder, Serena Williams, Lil' Kim, Forest Whitaker... the list goes on and on.

Our invitation must have gotten lost in the mail.

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Big Brother's Dr. Will Kirby takes on Dr. 90210


For all of you Big Brother fans who are having withdrawls from one of the show's sexiest players of all time, Dr. Will Kirby, don't worry. 

The hottie doctor is making his debut on Dr. 90210 as it returns for another season Mon., July 30, at 10 p.m. on E!

According to his website, Dr. Will practices clinical and cosmetic dermatology.  His site also says that Will's medical practice is limited to diseases & surgery of the skin, hair, and nails with an emphasis on facial cosmetic enhancement and complexion enrichment.

"By reversing the signs of skin aging I help patients obtain the glowing complexion they had in their youth. I want them to look as young on the outside as they feel on the inside," says Kirby.

For a video preview of what sexy Dr. Will has to offer, click here.

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Fox's '24' elects first female president

Fox's '24' will have its first female president this season as out lesbian actress Cherry Jones joins the cast to play President Allison Taylor.

While it seems coincidental that Jones character will be the first female president on the show, producers say it has nothing to do with New York Senator Hillary Clinton's bid to be the first real-life female commander-in-chief.

"It's a dramatic decision. ... The president is a very important piece of '24," Liguori told The Associated Press. "We've had a broad array of presidents on the show; why not a female president?"

This isn't the first Oval Office groundbreaker for '24' as Dennis Haysbert played President Palmer, the nation's first black president.

Jones, winner of best-actress Tony Awards for "The Heiress" and "Doubt," has appeared in films including "Ocean's Twelve" and "The Perfect Storm" and has guest-starred on TV shows including the White House drama "The West Wing."

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Minor league baseball coach killed during game

Anyone who says that a game of baseball can't turn deadly is highly mistaken. 

Tulsa Drillers coach Mike Coolbaugh died on Sunday after being hit by a line drive as he stood in the first-base coach's box during a game.

The Texas Minor League game was suspended on Sunday during the ninth inning after the former major leaguer was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Tino Sanchez.

Coolbaugh survived the initial blow from the ball, but it knocked him unconscious.  He died shortly after in the ambulance after arriving at Baptist Medical Center-North Little Rock.

"They tried to resuscitate him, but he was pronounced dead at 9:47 p.m.," North Little Rock police sergeant Terry Kuykendall told the Associated Press. 

He was 35 years old.  Coolbaugh played briefly in the major leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers in part of two seasons.  He had only joined the Tulsa staff as batting coach on July 3.

Coolbaugh, whose older brother Scott also played in the majors for a brief time, is survived by his wife pregnant Mandy, and sons, Joseph and Jacob. Mandy Coolbaugh is set to have the couple's third child in October.

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July 22, 2007

David Beckham debuts to star studded crowd


David Beckham is truly going to make soccer famous in America.  Becks' much anticipated debut happened on Saturday night amid speculation that David may not be able to play due to his ankle injury.

The LA Galaxy introduced their newest star toward the end of the exhibition game against Chelsea Saturday night, and the crowd went wild!  Beckham played for about 12 minutes.

David and his wife Victoria also brought along a star studded crowd including actress Katie Holmes, Suri CruiseJennifer Love Hewitt, Eva Longoria (sans new hubby Tony Parker)Drew Carey and  Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Oh and if anyone cares, the Galaxy lost 0-1.

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Country singer Mindy McCready released after arrest

Country singer Mindy McCready is in trouble again.  Mindy has been released from the jail following her arrest early Saturday morning. McCready was booked on charges of battery and obstruction of justice.

Mindy's, born Malinda Gayle McCready, is best known for her singles Guys Do It All The Time, which reached number 1 in the Country charts in 1996 and A Girl's Gotta Do (What A Girl's Gotta Do) which reached number 4 in 1997.

McCready has had her share of personal and legal woes over the years including using a fake prescription to get good drugs to a probation violation which will be go before a judge in September.

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NBC's Campbell Brown pregnant

Weekend Today's Campbell Brown is preggers.

Brown was giddy Sunday morning as she teased her big announcement throughout the entire show. 

Campbell and her husband Fox News analyst Dan Senor have been married for a year.  This will be their first child.

On Saturday's show, her co-host Lester Holt made mention of the fact that Campbell has been eating crackers and sipping ginger ale all morning asking if there was anything she wanted to tell the viewers just before the show went off the air.  Time ran out and the announcement was postponed.

Brown made it official on Sunday morning's show.

The big pregnancy announcement comes a few weeks after word leaked that Brown plans to leave NBC for a Prime-time spot on CNN.  This could throw a wrench in her plans.  We all know what happened to Elizabeth Vargas at ABC when she got knocked up!

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The sky is falling

It's very rare that I ever write an entry about something so personal, BUT the sky is falling around me!

If you've ever wondered why I am such a bitter ole bitch, this is why. 

The gaysocialites.blog World Headquarters (aka my apartment) is located in one of these falling buildings mentioned in this article

I wake up every morning to a whole slew of rough neck yankees screaming at each other in between the sound of drilling and jack hammering.  Oh, and not to mention the whole building is freakin' shaking.

Wish me luck and pray for my neighbors!

Demolition firm 'wrecks' havoc

Falling bricks & broken walls plague neighbors


The bricks started crashing down the chimney into Jillian Jaques' lower Manhattan apartment the day a demolition crew began taking down the parking garage next-door.

"There have been times when I had to hold on to the building because it jolts," the 26-year-old said of the pounding occurring next-door to her apartment at 109 Washington St.

Then, on July 12, came a cinder block landing with a thundering roar on a garbage bin in the building's courtyard. It creased the metal rim as if it were cardboard.

The source of Jaques' problem was the demolition company working next-door - LJC Dismantling. Records show that the firm has racked up 18 city Buildings Department safety violations and four federal job safety citations in the last 18 months.

During that time, LJC jumped from project to project across the city - 10 in all - leaving a trail of havoc in its wake, a Daily News investigation found.

Often the company was cited for causing damage to or disrupting the stability of neighboring properties.

Records show that in various buildings water service was cut off; sidewalks cracked open; bricks fell on the street; a five-story crack showed up on one building's facade and neighbors had to vacate their homes until the demolition was completed.

As the violations mounted, the city Buildings Department repeatedly levied fines against LJC - $28,900 in all. As of last week, the company had paid only $4,000, records show. Three of the 18 violations were dismissed; five are pending.

As a policy, the Buildings Department investigates individual job sites - not contractors. As a result, the agency is not aware of repeat offenders.

Spokeswoman Kate Lindquist said the department recently received a boost in funds "to further expand our proactive enforcement operations and to further identify problem areas and repeat offenders."

She said the Buildings Department also is working on providing a new list of the top repeat offenders on its Web site.

A systemwide upgrade in enforcement and disciplinary actions could surely begin with LJC, where violations have ranged from minor and procedural to serious safety issues.

In the Bronx and Queens, LJC has been cited for starting demolition without notifying the city 24 hours in advance as required. In Brooklyn, the firm has been cited for not putting up adequate safety signs.

At 43 Broad St. in Manhattan, neighbors complained of vibrations from demolition of the adjacent building causing their building to shake.

Neighbors at 823 United Nations Plaza complained demolition workers next door were "throwing glass out of the windows" onto First Ave.

In March 2006, federal regulators fined LJC $8,500 for job safety violations at 2 Columbus Circle. At that site, the general contractor who hired LJC, F.J. Sciame Construction, was hit with a stop-work order after inspectors discovered demolition workers using a small bulldozer when they were supposed to be doing the work by hand.

In February 2006, LJC was cited for debris and bricks falling in the rear yard of a W. 19th St. apartment building in Chelsea.

And, in May 2006, scores of complaints piled up when LJC began tearing down a 19th century former factory on Maiden Lane to make way for a multistory luxury apartment building.

A first-floor nail salon owner next door complained demolition workers had cut the water pipe. LJC was cited for "failure to safeguard the public," followed by a stop-work order for a familiar infraction - demolition by machine when the permit allowed only demolition by hand.

LJC vice president Benny Versaci insists the violations are minor. "When we do work," he said, "we do everything in accordance with public safety."

Versaci said residents of adjoining buildings often complain about demolition next door because, as he put it, "People don't want this new work. People who live in these buildings, they hear vibrations, they hear noise, they're inconvenienced."

But residents at 109 Washington St. who felt violent shaking from LJC's work at the abutting parking garage don't see the "inconvenience" as minor.

One caller complained to the city Buildings Department: "It feels like an earthquake."

Residents say that after bricks fell in Jaques' fireplace and the cinder block fell in the courtyard, construction workers trespassed into their backyard and removed the debris.

City inspectors claimed they couldn't get access to the property to see if there were violations, so they declared the site free of violations, records show.

Also, after The News asked the city about 109 Washington St., the Buildings Department issued a July 12 stop-work order, citing falling bricks and a hairline fracture in 109 Washington St.'s chimney. The order was lifted July 17 after a protective sidewalk shed was constructed over the adjoining backyard.

Scott Heller, senior vice president for the Brauser Organization, developer of 111 Washington St., admitted he was unaware of LJC's violations at other job sites, but emphasized he was on top of the matter.

"It was an unfortunate situation and as soon as that happened, I got on the phone with the landlord," he said. "I'm on it."

After being informed of LJC's other violations, the Buildings Department agreed to review all of LJC's ongoing jobs.

For Jillian Jaques, the experience has soured her notion about respecting one's neighbors in a city where co-existence in close proximity is crucial.

"I understand that they have to do their job," Jaques said, "but they have to do it in a manner that's respectable to the people who live next door."

Tale has a few cracks in it

Last fall, landscape artist Jim Teschner awoke to discover an alarming five-story crack running down the facade of his 19th century building in lower Manhattan.

His discovery came a day after LJC Dismantling began using a bulldozer to take down the first floor of the building next door at 215 Pearl St.

The city Buildings Department declared the building unsafe and ordered Teschner and other tenants to vacate the premises. They stayed away for a month. When Teschner finally returned, he decided to house his cat elsewhere.

"If the building's going to collapse, it's easier to travel without a cat," he said. "For months I was really afraid. I worried about collapse. I worried about being vacated again."

He wasn't comforted by the sight of six metal bands holding the facade in place.

"It looks a little formidable. They look like Band Aids, like staples," he said. "It's amazing it stays up."

Weeks before the vacate order, LJC had been hit by the city with two code violations. The company says the violations were minor, and insists the crack at 213 Pearl St. existed before they began mechanical demolition of 215 Pearl. LJC's Vice President, Benny Versaci, said, "Our demolition exposed the instability of their building."

Teschner counters that if LJC didn't cause the crack, the company shouldn't have performed mechanical demolition on the wall next to such a crack.

"Even if the crack was there, then they shouldn't have pounded on the wall with a crack like that," he said. "Either they caused the crack or they ignored the crack."

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July 21, 2007

Breaking News: Tammy Faye Messner passes

She was our most positive inspiration here at gaysocialites.blog, that's why we are very sad to report that Tammy Faye Bakker Messner has passed away. 

Tammy Faye went to be with the Lord on Friday morning. She was 65 years old. Keeping to her wishes, her body has already been cremated and buried.

"She died peacefully," according to Larry King who reported the news late on Saturday.

Tammy Faye appeared on Larry King Live Thursday night in what many called her dying wish.  At the time, Messner seemed to be holding on to nothing more than faith.  She requested the interview with King who had been her long time friend so that she could address her fans at least one last time.

This news is very hard for us to report.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

May Tammy Faye rest in peace forever.  We are confident that she has gone to be with the God that she dedicated her life to serving.  She lived the most honest and joyful life of anyone with whom we have ever crossed paths.

We encourage you to try and not be sad. Tammy Faye shared a message of hope and love, and that is how she would want us to remember her.

We all now have an angel in heaven looking down on us.

(CNN) -- Tammy Faye Messner, the former televangelist and Christian singer who battled drug addiction and later inoperable cancer, died Friday morning, according to CNN's Larry King on Saturday night. He said the family had asked him to make the delayed announcement.

She was 65.

"She died peacefully," King said.

Messner was a guest on "Larry King Live" on Thursday. She said she couldn't swallow food, and weighed only 65 pounds.

King asked her Thursday if she were "a little scared?"

She responded, "A little bit," adding that she mainly worried about her family.

She made dramatic appearances on the now-defunct, Christian PTL Network she started with then-husband Jim Bakker, its host. Before millions of viewers, she would often break into tears, prompting her trademark heavy mascara to run.

After divorcing Bakker, who became steeped in money and sex scandals, she married Christian construction magnate and former PTL contractor Roe Messner in 1993. Tammy Faye was married to Bakker more than 30 years.

She underwent surgery for colon cancer in 1996. In 2004, she revealed that the disease had spread to her lungs, and in May 2007 she announced that her doctors had stopped trying to treating the illness.

In her appearance on CNN's "Larry King Live," Tammy Faye Messner was a shadow of her former self.

"I believe when I leave this Earth, because I love the Lord, I am going straight to heaven," she said.

King said she had sought the interview.

She told King she was bedridden most of the time, had trouble swallowing food -- hence the weight loss -- and was in near-constant pain.

But her sense of humor was still intact. On her Web site, she wrote on Monday, "I crave hamburgers and french fries with LOTS of ketchup! When I can eat that again, it will be a day of victory!"

Asked by King what she would most like to be remembered for, Messner replied, "well, my eyelashes." Messner wore heavy makeup -- her lip liner, eyeliner and eyebrows were tattooed on.

Born Tammy Faye LaValley in International Falls, Minnesota, she married Bakker in 1961. From 1966 to 1973, the Bakkers co-hosted "The 700 Club," on the Christian Broadcasting Network, founded by television evangelist and Christian Coalition founder the Rev. Pat Robertson.

They began the PTL Club -- with the initials standing for "Praise The Lord" or "People That Love" -- in 1974 and later expanded it into a television network. At the height of its popularity, PTL was bringing in revenues of more than $128 million annually and was carried on more than 1,300 cable systems with more than 12 million subscribers.

In 1978, the Heritage USA theme park opened at the network's headquarters in Fort Mill, S.C. The Heritage USA Grand Hotel was added in 1984 and a water park in 1986. That year, more than 6 million people visited the park, making it the nation's third most popular attraction after Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

On March 19, 1987, Jim Bakker resigned from the PTL in the face of a scandal involving an affair seven years earlier with Jessica Hahn, a secretary he paid to keep quiet. Hahn received a one-time $115,000 payment and monthly interest payments from a $150,000 trust fund.

The following month, PTL filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Also in 1987, Tammy Faye Bakker was treated at the Betty Ford Center for prescription drug addiction.

And in December 1988, Jim Bakker was indicted for fraud and conspiring to defraud churchgoers of $158 million. Tammy Faye Bakker was not named in the indictment.

In 1989, Heritage USA and the Grand Hotel closed, and Jim Bakker was convicted of 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy and sentenced to 45 years in prison. Tammy Faye Bakker divorced him while he was incarcerated.

Asked in July what she would change in her life if she could, Tammy Faye replied, "I don't think about that, Larry, because that's just a waste of good brain space."

When King suggested that she might want to forget the PTL Club, she said, "I have gotten over that, thank God. That was a terrible, horribly bad experience."

The Bakkers' 30-year-old son, Jay, is a pastor who co-founded the Revolution Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. -- a church aimed at those who feel rejected by traditional approaches to Christianity, claiming on the church's Web site that he wrestled with religion after seeing the "excommunicative" treatment his parents experienced from the church following the scandal.

Tammy Faye has also been known as one of the few evangelical Christians who had the support of the gay community. She was one of the first televangelists to reach out to those with AIDS when it was a little-known and much-feared disease. In return, she told King in July, "When I went -- when we lost everything, it was the gay people that came to my rescue, and I will always love them for that."

She was able to bounce back after the PTL folded. In 1996, she co-hosted the "Jim J. and Tammy Faye Show" with gay actor Jim J. Bullock. In 2000, a documentary based on her life, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. And in 2003, she appeared on the WB network's reality show, "The Surreal Life."

Over her life, Tammy Faye also recorded more than 25 albums and wrote several books. In 1996, she wrote her autobiography, "Telling it My Way." She also wrote "Run to the Roar," a book about overcoming fear, and in 2003 wrote her last book, "I Will Survive, and You Will Too."

Despite her battle with cancer, Tammy Faye told King she kept her Christian faith, instructing her doctors not to tell her how much time they believed she had left. "I don't have any date written on me anywhere that says I'm going to die at any time, and so I just give it to the Lord," she said.

Asked if she had a message for her fans, she replied: "I'd like to say that I genuinely love you, and I genuinely care, and I genuinely want to see you in heaven some day. I want you to find peace. I want you to find joy."

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Big Brother 8 SPOILER: The PoV will Dicks' noms stick?

The third Power of Veto ceremony took place in the Big Brother 8 house today.

If you've been keeping up, you know that Dick has already nominated two house guests for nomination.

Keep reading to find out whether or not Dick has to come up with another nominee!

As always, I don't have a lot of details on the Power of Veto competition because the feeds went down while they played.  I do, however, know that Jessica, Zach and Nick were drawn to play with HoH Dick and his nominees Kail and Jen.  Eric was the host, and that's why he is dressed as the mad hatter in the previous photo.

In the end, Jen was able to snag the veto to keep herself in the game (assuming she plans to use it). 

You'll see if America chose to have Eric try and get Jen or Kail put up this week on Sunday.  On Sunday's show you'll also get to see all of the Big Brother comentary not given in the feeds or these BB8 spoiler reports.

[Photos compliments of RealityBBQ]

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Britney Spears strips down for a swim

Here's one of the photos that everyone has been talking about.  That's Britney Spears running around the beach in her bra and panties.  Heck ya'll she wanted to swim and didn't have her bikini.

Spears, a mother of two, is working on her "come back" album and has been spotted in some pretty strange looking gear around LA.  Her people say it is "for a video."

No one is really trying to explain why Britney is running around a beach half naked. 

I guess she could always use the same excuse she used for driving around with her baby on her lap... she's just country.

You can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl!

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San Francisco news man Pete Wilson dead at 62

San Francisco Bay news vetran Pete Wilson died on Friday of a massive heart attack and died during hip replacement surgery Thursday at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto.  He was 62 years old.

Wilson co-anchored the San Francisco ABC affiliate's 6 p.m. evening news broadcast. He was also well-known as the host of KGO Radio's afternoon call-in show.

Wilson's death sparked some confusion on Friday and Saturday as many Californians were confused thinking their former governor by the same name, Pete Wilson, had died.  His aides say he is alive and well.

“He is in great physical shape. He works out every day. He's in Marine fighting shape,”  says Sean Walsh, former press secretary to Gov. Wilson and currently senior adviser to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

News anchor Pete Wilson leaves behind his wife, Sandra, and son, Brendan. The family asks that instead of flowers, well-wishers make a contribution to the charity of their choice in Wilson's name.

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Mariah Carey fragrance ad is a fake!


Mariah Carey's peeps and the folks at Elizabeth Arden want you to know that this pictures is a fake!  The "fan created" photo is definitely photoshopped, and Mariah wants everyone to know that even she wouldn't go that far.

While her new scent may be a hit, the fake ad is not!

Reps from Elizabeth Arden released this statement to TMZ who evidently gets the exclusive on her real ad:

"An image of Mariah Carey with her fragrance bottle photoshopped in the corner is being featured on several blogs today, and is categorically not the advertisement for her new fragrance, nor is it even remotely close. The real ad for M by Mariah Carey will debut exclusively on TMZ during the second week of August."

Everyone knows I LOVE Mariah, but c'mon the flats should have given it away.  Mariah doesn't wear sneakers!!!

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Does Harry Potter die in the final book? Here's the answer...

Everyone seems to be dying to know whether or not Harry Potter dies in the final installment of the series titled "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

I found this spoiler in a blog titled EM Physician - Backstage Pass.  I am warning you.... this IS A SPOILER... so stop reading if you don't want to know who dies and who lives!!

So who does die in this book?

There are so many...

The first death is Professor Charity Burbage, Professor of Muggle Studies at Hogwarts. The book actually opens with Voldemort torturing her, hitting her with Avada Kedavra, the killing curse, and feeding her to his snake as a punishment for standing up for the rights of Muggles.

In Chapter Four, as Harry leaves Privit Drive for the final time, the group sent to protect him is attacked by Voldemort and the Death Eaters.

We lose Hedwig, the white snowy owl that has been Harry's friend and mail carrier through the previous six books.

In this battle Mad-Eye Moody, the Auror is killed. George Weasley is badly wounded, but survives.

Scrimgeour, the Minister of Magic is killed to put Voldemort's man in power.

Gregorovitch, the wandmaker, and Grindelwald, the dark wizard, are killed by Voldemort in his search for the Elder Wand, one of the three Deathly Hallows.

Ollivander, the wandmaker is tortured, but saved by Dobby.
Bathilda Bagshot, an old friend of Dumbledore's family who still lived in Godric's Hollow, was murdered in order to lure Harry into a trap if he visited her for information.

Dobby, Harry's loyal protector dies rescuing him from Malfoy's house as Voldemort is about to arrive.

In Chapter 27 the goblin from Gringotts who brings news to Voldemort that the cup has been stolen is killed as are many Death Eaters. The Malfoys manage to escape from the room and survive the Dark Lord's murderous rage.

Snape is killed by Voldemort or more specifically by Nagini, but not because he was found to be a traitor...

Quite a few Hogwarts students, many who were part of Dumbledore's Army, plus members of the Order of the Phoenix died in the final battle.

Crabbe was killed by the Fiendfyre he created to kill Harry - it almost killed Draco Malfoy. Tonks, Lupin and Fred Weasley are the main characters lost in the Battle of Hogwarts, but more than 50 were killed.

The biggest loss should have been Harry...the odds-on favorite to not outlive the series. He does get murdered by Voldemort, but the killing curse winds up only destroying the piece of Voldemort's soul that lived in Harry. Pretending to be dead, Harry is carried back to Hogwarts where Neville Longbottom risks his life to destroy Nagini, the last of the Horcruxes. The last victim in the book is Voldemort, himself. Destroyed by his own curse...

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Could this be the first Madonna & Justin Timberlake track?


Madonna and Justin Timberlake are collaborating on some new tracks for her latest album, and DrownedMadonna.blog says they got ahold of a leaked copy.  Here's their review: 

"It's a great track. I adore it... more than "Hung Up" and its got HIT written all over it.

It's sort of electronic hip hop. It has that Justin Timberlake beats, with electronic blips and low level groans. It's VERY American sounding, BUT VERY European at the same time. The beats and the bass are very Justin Timberlake, Timbaland etc., but there is a whole electronic thing, almost like Mirwais Light. It's very layered. Her voice goes from deep, to high, to spoken. The music has beats, and groans, and blips, and guitars. There is a lot going on.

This could, very well be just a demo... and it may not end up on the final album... but I'm pretty certain it WILL be the lead single and a great way to kick off a new era."

If you want a spoiler, these could be the lyrics... or they could be phony.  I did, however, get them from Perez Hilton; and we all know how credible he is.

See which flavor you like and I’ll have it for you
Come on in to my store, I’ve got candy galore
Dont pretend you’re not hungry, I’ve seen it before
I’ve got turkish delight baby and so much more

Get up out of your seat (your seat)
Come on up to the dance floor
Ive got something so sweet (so sweet)
Come on up to the front door
I need plenty of heat (heat)
Form a special connection
Just start moving your feet (your feet)
Move on over to me

I’ll be your one stop (one stop)
Candy shop (candy shop)
Everything (everything)
That I got (that I got)
I’ll be your one stop (one stop)
Candy store (candy store)
Lollipop (lollipop)
Have some more (have some more)

My sugar is raw (erotica whisper)
Stickey and Sweet (high pitched vocoder)
Dance Dance Dance (like erotica moaning kind of echoes throughout whole

All the suckers are not all we sell in the store
Chocolate kisses so good
you’ll be beggin for more
Dont pretend you’re not hungry
Ive got plenty to eat
Come on in to my store
cause my sugar is sweet!

Get up out of your seat (your seat)
Come on up to the dance floor
Ive got something so sweet (so sweet)
Come on up to the front door
I need plenty of heat (heat)
Form a special connection
Just start moving your feet (your feet)
Move on over to me

I’ll be your one stop (one stop)
Candy shop (candy shop)
Everything (everything)
That I got (that I got)
I’ll be your one stop (one stop)
Candy store (candy store)
Lollipop (lollipop)
Have some more (have some more)

See which flavor you like and I’ll have it for you
Come on in to my store, I’ve got candy galore
Dont pretend you’re not hungry, I’ve seen it before
I’ve got turkish delight baby and so much more

Get up out of your seat (your seat)
Come on up to the dance floor
Ive got something so sweet (so sweet)
Come on up to the front door
I need plenty of heat (heat)
Form a special connection
Just start moving your feet (your feet)
Move on over to me

I’ll be your one stop (one stop)
Candy shop (candy shop)
Everything (everything)
That I got (that I got)
I’ll be your one stop (one stop)
Candy store (candy store)
Lollipop (lollipop)
Have some more (have some more)

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Kate Moss is selling the house, Pete's in rehab

It was the closest thing that Kate Moss and Pete Doherty ever had to a "home," and now Kate is selling her house.  Meanwhile, Pete's is at his home-away-from-home, rehab!

After kicking her druggie long-time boyfriend to the curb after allegations of him cheating on her, Kate Moss is getting rid of all the memories... including her house.

A source told the Sun newspaper that Kate’s been through a lot in the old place and needs a new start.  Kate has spent this past week viewing a number of houses in St John’s Wood, North London.  Evidently she is looking for a place with more privacy than her last diggs, where she was often stalked by paparazzi and anxious fans.

Showbiz sky is reporting that Kate is paying for Pete to have another implant to help him kick his heroine habit.

I'd focus on house hunting and leave the trash behind if I were Kate!!!

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Becks likely to sit out first American soccer game


It doesn't look like Saturday will be the big debut of David Beckham in American soccer. 

Beckham is expected to sit out of Saturday night's game.  Sorry, no eye candy boys and girls!  Advisors are saying "don't risk it!"

Becks' new home team, the LA Galaxy, will face off against Chelsea in a friendly exhibition. 

Both Major League Soccer and ESPN have evidently spent tons of money promoting tonight's game and television coverage.  Now, they probably feel like they have wasted a pretty penny.

Soccer commentators say David Beckham has made a smart decision by sitting out tonight's game.  As David recently said in an interview, he's "here for five years, not just for this game."

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Full House star Jodie Sweetin ties the knot

Child star Jodie Sweetin took a secret and simple trip down the isle last weekend marrying her boyfriend Cody Herpin in a Las Vegas ceremony.

According to a marriage certificate filed in Clark County, Nevada, and obtained by CelebTV.blog, the 25-year-old former Full House star and Herpin, 30, exchanged vows July 14th at the Little Church of the West wedding chapel on the Vegas Strip.

This is Jodie's second marriage.   She split from Los Angeles police officer Shaun Holguin in 2006 after four years of marriage.

In February 2006, Sweetin revealed her two-year battle with a methamphetamine addiction, but says she is clean now after an intervention attended by TV dad Bob Saget, John Stamos, Mary Kate and Ashley O.  Sweetin signed up for a six-week stay at Promises in Malibu for an intensive treatment program.

Earlier this year, Jodie signed on to host Fuse-TV's Pants-Off Dance-Off.

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The much anticipated "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is here


Harry Pot-heads around the globe have been trembling in their glasses and pocket protectors counting now the seconds until the midnight release of the newest installment in the Harry Potter book series. 

Now that the latest book is out, it seems that most fans plan to barracade themselves behind closed doors until they finish "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

The big question is who dies in this Harry Potter book?  Is it Harry himself?  Is it anyone at all?!

I'm not going to spoil that yet, mainly because I haven't read the book.  (I don't really plan to read it either, the movie will come out soon enough for me!) 

Editor's note: This review does not contain any details about how the Harry Potter saga ends, so don't worry about our spoiling the fun.

(CNN) -- It's all out war.

Unlike the first six books in J.K. Rowling's series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" doesn't have Hogwarts school as a friendly backdrop. No more Quidditch, Blast-Ended Skrewts or skiving snackboxes.

From the outset, it's a struggle-to-the-death in a magical world of good versus evil. Rowling delivers a bloodbath. The death-toll rises alarmingly -- almost casually -- as Harry continues his struggle to rid the world of Lord Voldemort.

The Potter epic has themes derived from Greek mythology, J.R.R. Tolkien, "Star Wars," Tom Brown's "Schooldays" and Enid Blyton.

The stage is now set for a classic, final confrontation of Sherlock Holmes versus Professor Moriarty or "The Matrix's" Neo versus Agent Smith proportions.

The question is whether good must die to nullify evil. At what cost can The Greater Good be achieved? It's a question, we soon find out, that troubles Harry throughout "Hallows," as it did the prescient Dumbledore before him.

The odds are stacked heavily in Voldemort's favor: The sixth book revealed he had taken unprecedented steps to make himself immortal.

Before reaching a final showdown, Harry must first track down five remaining Horcruxes -- preserved soul-fragments -- and destroy them.

Readers have rarely seen Voldemort, the man described as the most powerful dark wizard of all time in action. "Hallows" gives him the leg room to, literally, cut to the chase. No more sending out mere minions to launch an assault. Indeed, the first few pages sees Voldemort fly -- no broomsticks needed, thank you -- in a blockbuster chase featuring at least a dozen of your favorite good guys.

With all his mentors dead or unable to help, the Chosen One steps up.

Romance and teenage angst are brushed aside, and he sets out on his quest with Hermione and Ron.

An earlier foe turns unlikely ally, and a step is taken to make the Dark Lord mortal once more. But even evil soul fragments have the power to lead the best of friends astray.

As with Frodo's ring in "The Lord of the Rings," evil seeps everywhere, and the quest itself is often more a personal quest to conquer one's will.

Voldemort, though, has his own quest. He continues to attempt to possess death -- his initial goal in killing the Potters -- in an addition to the Potter canon that could not have been anticipated even by Rowling's greatest fans.

The discovery of a trinity of magical pieces that can control death leads to a major turning point in the novel: Horcruxes or Hallows? Which should Harry pursue?

A grown-up Harry leans -- above all -- on his instinct. Even with a small coterie of friends he trusts and loves, our hero is alone when it comes to the Big Questions.

"Hallows" of course, is all about answers. Readers learn the histories of characters who have shaped Harry's life.

Rowling expands and explains the magic world's rich tapestry like she has never done before. Long-running themes like the mistreatment of house-elves; schisms between goblins and wizards; and between wizards, half-bloods, and Muggles are all revisited.

Love, sacrifice, morality, courage and friendship are severely tested. It's a fair reward for her devoted fan base. Loyal readers will discover little nuggets that have been alluded to earlier in the series. Loopholes are closed, and characters finally reveal their true nature.

Magicdom mirrors the Muggle real world -- war, mistrust, prejudice and hatred abound. But there is also hope, wisdom, tolerance and love -- if you can find it.

Rowling has attracted much criticism for her often clunky prose. However, for her millions of fans who have devoured the book just hours after its worldwide release, literary criticism is as irrelevant as a broken wand.

This is about the plot, the characters and a magical universe that can provide not just a Bollywood-esque escape, but also a world that reflects our politics. It's been a decade of entertainment and discovery. "Hallows" is a final problem that provides fitting closure.

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Drew Carey front runner for Price Is Right job

Drew Carey is evidently at the top of the short list for the hosting gig at 'The Price is Right.' 

Carey confirmed to Variety that he is in talks with CBS execs to replace the retired Bob Barker.

"It's going back and forth. We call them one day, and they call us the next day," Carey said to Variety. "I think it would be really fun to do. I wouldn't have gone into negotiations with them if I didn't think I would be good at it."

"That show needs to be treated with a lot of respect, as far as its place in American culture," Carey said. "As long as you do that and keep it going, I think it would be great."

Carey is also the host of CBS's new primetime game show "The Power of 10."

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Dick Cheney becomes president Saturday

It could be one of the scariest moments in United States history.  On Saturday, President George Bush delegated the highest power in the land to his Vice President Dick Cheney.

Bush is scheduled to undergo a routine colonoscopy on Saturday at the Camp David presidential retreat.

During the time when Bush is under anesthesia, Dick has the power. 

This is only the third time in history when a president has passed his authority over to the Vice President.

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Big Brother 8 SPOILER: Evil Dick's nominations for eviction


On Thursday night's live show on CBS, Big Brother 8 crowned its third Head of Household giving Dick the power to nominate two of his houseguests for eviction.

This wild card's nominees are already on block.  Keep reading to find out who Dick wants out of the Big Brother house.

Dick shocked everyone on Thursday night as he took the coveted HoH title on Big Brother 8.  This automatically put Jen and Kail on the defensive.  Jen, of course, nominated Dick for eviction the previous week, and Kail campaigned so hard to get Dick evicted.

Jen is also becoming known as the most annoying houseguest showering herself with praise and attention.  Kail's "Mrs. Robinson" alliance has officially fallen apart leaving her former allies to fend for themselves pushes Kail more and more into the spot light as the brain child (and bad guy) behind the first alliance.

So naturally, Dick has nominated his two biggest foes Jen and Kail for eviction.  The power of veto competition will take place on Saturday just in time to make Sunday night's show on CBS.

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July 20, 2007

Big Brother 8: Joe evicted, here are his thoughts.

As you probably know by now, the most annoying gay guy on Big Brother 8 was eliminated last night.

Joe Barber entered the Big Brother House after having been a big fan of the show for a while! Joe didn't only get himself cast on the game, but he also got his estranged ex-boyfriend Dustin on the show as well.

Dustin remains in the house while Joe said good-bye to his Big Brother 8 housemates last night.

Today, he is working the gab circuit.  Here's an interview from the folks over at RealityWanted.net:

Q. Mark (realitywanted.net): Big Brother has to be one of the most popular Reality shows on air and online, how did you find out about the casting call; from the web, a friend, or online?
A. Joe Barber: Big Brother 8:: I have been a big fan of Big Brother for many season.. I am a smart, good looking guy with something to offer. . I checked it online at cbs.blog and sent my application in on the very last night that applications were being accepted… I was so proud that I actually saw something from start to finish.

Q. Mark: Big Brother is in its’ eighth season. Have you watched previous seasons; and if so what was your favorite and who is your favorite Houseguest from any of the prior seasons?
A. Joe Barber, Big Brother 8: I really liked them all. . Its’ like family, you love them all in different ways, but the twin twist in season 5 was a great idea for CBS and out of the box My favorite past houseguest was the beautiful and wonderful Janelle!!!

Q. Mark: What did it feel like once you knew you were going to be part of the cast?
A. Joe Barber, Big Brother 8: It felt pretty amazing going from my couch watching Big Brother to actually being on it, it has been a surreal experience. It was life changing. It is very fulfilling to be a fan and then be part of the show.

Q. Mark: Who did you most admire and/or look up to in the house?
A. Joe Barber, Big Brother 8: My favorites are Eric and Jessica, I like Jameka as well . I loved hanging out with Erica and Jessica. They both make me laugh. Eric comes up with crazy funny ideas and scenarios.

Q. Mark: Was there anyone in the Big Brother 8 house that you tried to stay clear of besides Dustin?
A. Joe Barber, Big Brother 8: Dustin: Amber started to get on my nerves the last few days in house. She portrays herself as honest, but she does things behind peoples’ backs. I am looking forward to seeing if she keeps her integrity or buckles.

Q. Mark: Were you aware of the alliances?
A. Joe Barber, Big Brother 8: I knew there was the “Mrs. Robinson Alliance”. There was the little mafia alliance that I tried to make. It is still really early in the game, alliances are made and broken. As time goes by stronger alliances will be made.

Q. Mark: Who do you think will be the last two houseguests standing?
A. Joe Barber, Big Brother 8: It’s hard to get a realistic idea this early in the game. I would love to see Jessica and Jameka or Jessica and Eric. If people don’t get rid of Dick now he may be there also, and the same goes for Danielle.

Q. Mark: What do you think your biggest mistake was that led to your eviction this early in the game?
A. Joe Barber, Big Brother 8: There is not one single situation I can point tp that I could have changed. Anyone put up against Evil Dick was going home. If I could have changed anything I would have not talked about Dustin in such a negative way and now I realize I should have kept it to myself.

Q. Mark Now that you are our of the house. what did you think about Eric being America’s player, is he suited for this?
A. Joe Barber, Big Brother 8: I Love it! I think is brilliant and the best twist they have had in years. It’s great to bring viewers in and it’s like they are unofficial houseguests.

Q. Mark Will you vote now that you are out of the house?
A. Joe - I will vote for Eric. He is friends with everyone and he is so wacky that if he got caught doing anything behind anyone’s back he would say,” Hey guys I’m Eric,” and no one would really think poorly of him.

Q. Mark: Talk to me about Jen, I don’t watch the feeds and I know there is alot of editing going on, but is she as far out there as we think she is?
A. Joe Barber, Big Brother 8: That’s not editing, Jen inhabits her own world, the Jen world. Anything that has happened in all human history has to do with Jen, She is self absorbed. I know she regrets putting me up against Dick.

Q. Mark: What do think about Dick being HOH, what’s going to go down?
A. Joe Barber, Big Brother 8: Well you know Evil Dick is Evil Dick. He is going to go one of two ways. He will put up Jen and Kail up on the block, which is obvious or turn it upside down and so something completely different.

Q. Mark: Can fans find you on Myspace?
A. Joe Barber - Big Brother 8: I don’t have a myspace but I do have a Facebook account. Anyone can find my by looking for Joe Barber.

Who other than my 70-year old father doesn't have a MySpace?  Get with it Joe?! 

Then again, after his behavior on the show it's not like Joe has any "fans" anyway!

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Shemar Moore: I'm sooo not gay!


As we first told you earlier this month, hottie Shemar Moore was busted skinny dipping on a nude beach.  Now he says he was with his "girlfriends" and they got cropped out of his sexy photos.

Shemar also says he isn't gay at all!

People say I got caught. I didn't get caught. I went on vacation with two girlfriends of mine, who interestingly enough got cut out of the pictures. We weren't allowed to skinny dip at the hotel pool, so we found out there was a nude beach just down the street that as far as I knew was a unisex beach, but the tabloids want to make it a gay beach. We had a wonderful afternoon.

I have skinny dipped since I was a teenager. I skinny dip in my house. Will I go to another beach and skinny dip again? Were there gay people on the beach? I don't know. I don't care. Were there families on the beach? Yeah. Did I get caught? I didn't get caught. I voluntarily went on vacation with some lady friends of mine and had a good time.

People find it interesting to make me gay. I am not gay. I don't have a problem with gay people. My godfather was gay and died of AIDS. I am not a guy who discriminates. I know what I am and what I am not. I am a guy who went on vacation with two beautiful girls. I am single, I am not married with kids, and I decided to go skinny dipping. I am just glad the water was warm!

We believe you Shemar (hee hee), no convince yourself!

Click here to see the full frontal photos of Shemar in the buff!

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Tom and Katie plan bash for the Beckhams

We are still awaiting word on whether or not America's latest soccer sensation will play in Saturdays game, but that isn't slowing down the Los Angeles welcoming committee.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are welcoming their new BFFs David and Victoria Beckham with a star studded bash on Sunday.

The guest list that includes Will & Jada Picket Smith, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Jim Carrey, Steven Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer... just to name a few of the expected 600+ guests.

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Hot Mess back in the headlines!

HX Magazine is a buzz about our scandalous weekend at Hot Mess last Sunday.

In a week where the biggest gasps stemmed from Vicky Beckham's NBC special flopping and Isaiah Washington getting a second chance on NBC's The Bionic Woman, Hot Mess at Porky's was there to pick up the scandal slack. Sorta. Our messy friends have taken to photographing fake scandals to drum up publicity— which isn't surprising considering you've got Marc Jacobs's boyfriend Jason Preston and gaysocialites.blog behind the scenes! This week, they staged a bathroom threeway between promoter cutie Chris Ryan and drag lovers Epiphany and Logan . Hey, this ain't HX's Gay Lounge Night of the Year for nothin'!

Publicity is publicity, and we'll take it any way we can get it!!

This week we're giving away a date with our hot new go-go boy Thomas!


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Win a date with sexy Thomas, the blond-bombshell of a go-go boy who is looking for love. Hot Mess will supply the boy, the dinner, the whole night out, but the after party is all up to you. Find out why this relatively new shindig just won the HX Award for Best Small Gay Lounge Night! We always wind up sweating like a stuck pig in mud at Hot Mess at Porky s and downing a fishbowl drink. DJs Adam and Sidewalk get messy in the booth with pop, rock and electro.

Just ask for the Gay Socialites list at the door and its free!

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Lindsay Lohan turns herself into police


Lindsay Lohan has turned herself into police so that she could be fingerprinted, photographed and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence with a nice hit and run on the side following her 45 day rehab stint sparked by her latest car crash.

Lohan wasn't charged, but cops are expected to charge her later with DUI and hit & run.  Lindsay could also face charges for a small amount of cocaine found in her car at the scene of the accident.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A week after leaving a 45-day rehab program, actress Lindsay Lohan has turned herself in to police to face charges of drunken driving in connection with a May car crash.

Lohan, 21, went to the Beverly Hills Police Department late on Thursday to be fingerprinted, photographed and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit and run, Beverly Hills police officer Ryan Balleweg said.

Authorities will decide later whether to charge her.

The allegations stem from a May 26 incident in which Lohan lost control of her Mercedes-Benz sports car and drove into a hedge. She then left the scene. Police said at the time they also found a small amount of what they believed to be cocaine in the car.

The incident followed months of hard partying by the "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls" star, who had been a regular at Hollywood nightspots and attending Alcoholics Anonymous programs for a year despite having turned 21 -- the legal age for drinking in the United States -- only this month.

Immediately after the May crash, Lohan checked herself into a Malibu rehab center for the second time in a year. She left last week and now wears an alcohol monitoring bracelet on a voluntary basis, her spokeswoman said.

Lohan was released after the booking procedure and given an August 24 hearing date, police said.

Lohan, who shot to fame as a child actress in "The Parent Trap," is the latest in a string of young Los Angeles celebrities, including hotel heiress Paris Hilton, to run into trouble for drunken driving.

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What is Tom Brady thinking?!

Super sexy footballer Tom Brady seems to be at the center of baby-daddy drama lately.  Even though Tom is hot and heavy with his girlfriend Giselle Bundchen, his baby-mamma Bridget Moynahan is evidently scheduled to give birth Friday.

The National Ledger reported this morning that Tom and Bridget made an appointment for her to give birth to their baby boy on Friday in Los Angeles so that Tom could bond with baby Brady before heading back to work. 

Now, the Ledger is reporting that Tom and Giselle have been spotted running around New York.

Some piece of the puzzle doesn't seem to fit.  Is the National Ledger full of shit or is Tom turning out to be a lame duck daddy?

Giselle is evidently jealous of Tom and Bridget's sudden reconciliation, so that might have something to do with it!

Consequently, Friday is Giselle's 27th birthday as well.

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Dolly is bringing '9 to 5' to Broadway!


Dolly Parton is taking fagdom to a whole new level by bringing the infamous '9 to 5' script to Broadway! 

After a secret reading last week, the NY Post is reporting that theater executives who attended the presentation were impressed with Dolly Parton's upbeat and witty score, which includes the famous title song.

The new numbers are "signature Dolly songs that also work as musical theater songs," one insider says, adding: "The show feels like a real Broadway musical, not one of those movies like 'The Wedding Singer' where you just shove the songs into the screenplay."

The book is by Parton's friend Patricia Resnick, who wrote the movie. Some people say her script isn't as strong as Parton's score, but you can bet director Joe Mantello ("Wicked") will crack the whip until she gets it right.

Insiders praise the three actresses who played the secretaries: "West Wing" alum Allison Janney, scoring big laughs in the Lily Tomlin role; Megan Hilty, doing a first-rate impersonation of Dolly (who's not in the show); and Stephanie J. Block, bouncing back spectacularly from the "Pirate Queen" debacle in the Jane Fonda part. 

I'm so excited I could just spit! 

The musical is expect to hit the big lights on Broadway during the 2008-09 season.

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Is Anderson Cooper coming out?!

Anderson Cooper has been accused of being gay MANY times in the past, but now it looks like his friends and co-workers may have a confirmation that the rest of us so desire.

In this video, Anderson Cooper jokes with one of his coorespondents saying her husband "clearly has nothing to worry about" after the two joked about having a baby together.

Maybe her husband has nothing to worry about, because everyone knows Cooper is gay. 

gaysocialites.blog has a VERY RELIABLE male source who claims to have dated Anderson back in the early 00's.  We're just waiting for Coop to officially join the family!

If you can't get enough Anderson, then you can tune into CNN on Monday at 7pm as Cooper will moderate the first CNN/ YouTube presidential debate where candidates will answer questions from home made YouTube videos. Anderson will serve as the moderator.

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Hillary Clinton shows a little bit of skin

Move over Justin Timberlake, because it looks like the future President is trying to bring sexy back!

Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the news for showing a bit of clevage on CSPAN2 Wednesday afternoon.  I guarantee old perveted men and lesbians were salivating across this country! 

This could open a whole new demographic for the Democrat Senator from New York who hopes to be President in 2008.  Cleavage of no cleavage, she's got my vote!

Here's how the Washington Post recaps the quick flash:

She was talking on the Senate floor about the burdensome cost of higher education. She was wearing a rose-colored blazer over a black top. The neckline sat low on her chest and had a subtle V-shape. The cleavage registered after only a quick glance. No scrunch-faced scrutiny was necessary. There wasn't an unseemly amount of cleavage showing, but there it was. Undeniable.

Whatever it takes to get a vote!  Work it out Hill-dog!!

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Earthquake shakes up San Francisco area

Hold on to your feather boas and loose accessories! 

The U.S. Geological Survey says a "mild" earth quake rumbled through the San Francisco area at about 4:45 on Friday morning leaving thousands of customers without electricty and bit rattled.

Under the USGS classification, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake is considered "light," which it says usually causes minimal damage according to CNN.blog.

"We had quite a spike in calls, mostly calls of inquiry, none of any injury, none of any damage that was reported," said Capt. Al Casciato of the San Francisco police. "It was fairly mild."

The quake was centered about two miles northeast of Oakland, at a depth of 3.6 miles, the USGS also said. Oakland is just east of San Fran, across the San Francisco Bay.

The shaking lasted about 50 seconds, said CNN meteorologist Chad Myers.   Police report that the quake set off home and car alarms throughout the area.

According to the USGS, 4.2-magnitude quakes are felt indoors and may break dishes and windows, and overturn unstable objects. Pendulum clocks may also stop working.

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July 19, 2007

Harry Potter fans do the strangest things


Yes, it's real. This avid Harry Potter fan got the boy wizard tattoo'ed on his arm.

Harry Potter fans do the strangest things!

By Jen Brown
TODAYShow.blog contributor
Updated: 5:25 p.m. ET July 19, 2007

If you are one of the millions of Harry Potter devotees out there, there's a good chance you are spending today lined up outside of a book store dressed in a Hogwarts robe and practicing your Defense Against the Dark Arts spells or you are currently locked in your bedroom in the dark in a desperate attempt to avoid the "Potter" spoilers that keep leaking out.

Yes, the Harry Potter mania that has been with us for 10 years is reaching new heights of fanaticism in the final hours before the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

Have you come down with Harry Potter fever?

Based on submissions from TODAY viewers who worship all things Potter, we've come up with a list of seven signs you have been infected with the Harry Potter bug:

1. You've read the books more times than Herminone has aced an exam.

“I have read the books a total of 94 times (the entire series 16-17 times, no exaggeration),” writes Rachel Espinosa of Lima, Colo.  “I can connect almost anything to Harry Potter and can quote passages perfectly from memory — either from the books or from the movies.  If I forget a word or a name, I always know exactly where to find it in the books.”

“I have read each Harry Potter book (except 'Deathly Hallows') over 100 times each,” Kristen Adair writes. “I also buy any magazine with any cast members on the front or in an article... and I even named my puppy Harry.”

2. You've learned another language just so you didn't have to wait a few months for the book to be translated into your native tongue.

"I learned English by reading the series with a dictionary by my side, just so I didn't have to wait another six or seven months 'til the next book," wrote Renata Scheibler of Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Renata (right) also writes: "I do absolutely everything for Harry! I spend days and nights on the Web, updating a Potter site news on the book or the movie. I walk across my city almost every day now just to organize a big Harry Potter event for the fans."

3. You have permanently tattooed Harry Potter iconography onto your body.

4. You have played Quidditch... not in a video game... in real life.

"My friends and I have been known for doing crazy things because of Harry Potter," writes Kelly Rodal of New York. "We successfully started the first Interlochen Arts Academy Quidditch Team in which we ran around campus on broomsticks using a tennis ball for a quaffle, toilet paper rolls for bludgers and a coin for the snitch. My friend Elisa had a red broomstick and insisted that it was a Firebolt. We even made our own team T-shirts with our positions on the back."

5. You have been stocking up with tissues for months in anticipation of the final book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

"At the end of 'Half-Blood Prince,' when that particular beloved character dies, I threw my book across the room and cried for three days. I can only imagine how I'm going to react when Deathly Hallows is finally released," writes Jennifer Schlier.  "When my family told me we will be in Montana for the release of the seventh book, and therefore not near a Barnes and Noble or a bookstore in general, I cried for nearly a week and begged to be allowed to stay at home alone for two weeks, just so I could go to the Barnes and Noble near my house at midnight to attend the party and of course, get my book. I've since figured out that there is a Borders relatively near our house in Montana so that problem was solved, whew!"

Joann Lewis (right) expressed similar feelings in the days before "Order of the Phoenix" hit theaters.

"I almost burst into tears when I see the coming attractions," she wrote. "I love Harry.  He is a hero. I know I will cry my heart when Sirus Black dies (I'm crying now just thinking of it)."

6.  There is a room in your house that looks like it belongs in Hogwarts.

"My name is Kelly and I am 16," writes Kelly Zorn of New York. "I knit, and most of what I make is in the colors of a house at Hogwarts. My bedroom is painted in Gryffindor colors and decorated accordingly, and even my sweet 16 was HP themed."

"I was inspired to try and create my own little "castle" in my home so I did my kitchen with wall paper that looks like stone and added a real fountain with a lion's head on it," says Tina McCulloch who also makes her own Harry Potter dolls.

7. Your name is Reese Spencer.

It's hard to pick out one ultimate fan among the millions out there, but if Spencer Reese, also known as "The Harry Potter teacher," isn't the biggest, he's got to be in the top ten. 

"I am the biggest Harry Potter fan because I mutter the word 'Lumos' when I cut the lights out," writes Reese. "I sort everyone into one of the four Hogwarts Houses when I first meet them. Before getting up to get something, I always try to summon it first: 'Accio TV remote!'

He adds, "I bought the latest addition of the Webster's Dictionary because it has the word 'muggle' in it. I named my black lab 'Tonks' I defend the novels to complete strangers on the basis that Mickey Mouse used witchcraft and wizardry in "Fantasia" and no one's stopped going to Disneyland. But more importantly, I have immersed myself in all things Harry Potter in an effort to better the lives around me. From my classroom to my home, everything is Harry Potter related... my car is even a Ministry of Magic-approved Muggle vehicle."

Reese even started teaching Harry Potter in his classroom, alongside Shakespeare and Poe.  He wears robes to teach his middle schoolers and started the Defense Against the Dark Arts club where members take O.W.Ls and N.E.W.Ts to reach the next level.  Every summer he takes a group of 36 students to England to visit Harry Potter sites. Reese has even lectured at the Tennessee Council of Teachers of English and the National Council of Teachers of English on Harry Potter in the classroom and is currently researching his dissertation on Harry Potter at Exeter University.

"So for me, Harry Potter is not merely a way of life, not just something to be a fan of... but something more," Reese writes.  "As a teacher and a student of life, I believe reading stops ignorance and there is no stronger magic than the imagination. So why am I the biggest Harry Potter fan? Quite simply, because Harry Potter has changed my life and allowed me to help inspire others."

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Gummy Bear too fat to run with Perez Hilton

Jason "Gummy Bear" Davis didn't take Perez Hilton up on his challenge to run a mile and eat some hot dogs.

I wanted so badly to update you all with which one of the fatties exploded, but the head fat ass decided not to partake.

I mean, how big of a weeney are you if you can't race and eat dogs with Perez Hilton?! 

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Tammy Faye Messner's uplifting message

Tammy Faye Messner appeared on Larry King Live Thursday night, and even though she looked very ill and frail Tammy Faye still spread a message of hope and love.

The woman who bridged the gays to Christianity shared her love for existence and her admiration for our well being. 

Tammy Faye really wished all her fans, her family and her foes well.  She really reminded me that there is good in this world.

Tammy Faye is an inspiration to us all, and we wish her the best. 

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Complete list of Emmy Nominees

The 59th Annual Prime Time Emmy Nominees were announced on Thursday morning.  Below are the nominees in the "big" categories. 

Keep reading for a complete list of nominees.

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Ricky Gervais, "Extras," HBO; Tony Shalhoub, "Monk," USA; Steve Carell, "The Office," NBC; Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC; Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men," CBS.

Lead Actor in a Drama Series: James Spader, "Boston Legal," ABC; Hugh Laurie, "House," Fox; Denis Leary, "Rescue Me," FX; James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos," HBO; Kiefer Sutherland, "24," Fox.

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Robert Duvall, "Broken Trail," AMC; Tom Selleck, "Jesse Stone: Sea Change," CBS; Jim Broadbent, "Longford," HBO; William H. Macy, "Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Umney's Last Case," TNT; Matthew Perry, "The Ron Clark Story," TNT.

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Felicity Huffman, "Desperate Housewives," ABC; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine," CBS; Tina Fey, "30 Rock," NBC; America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty," ABC; Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds," Showtime.

Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Sally Field, "Brothers & Sisters," ABC; Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer," TNT; Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC; Patricia Arquette, "Medium," NBC; Minnie Driver, "The Riches," FX; Edie Falco, "The Sopranos," HBO.

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Queen Latifah, "Life Support," HBO; Helen Mirren, "Prime Suspect: The Final Act," PBS; Mary-Louise Parker, "The Robber Bride," Oxygen; Debra Messing, "The Starter Wife," USA; Gena Rowlands, "What If God Were the Sun," Lifetime.

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Kevin Dillon, "Entourage," HBO; Jeremy Piven, "Entourage," HBO; Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother," CBS; Rainn Wilson, "The Office," NBC; Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men," CBS.

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: William Shatner, "Boston Legal," ABC; T.R. Knight, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Masi Oka, "Heroes," NBC; Michael Emerson, "Lost," ABC; Terry O'Quinn, "Lost," ABC; Michael Imperioli, "The Sopranos," HBO.

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Thomas Haden Church, "Broken Trail," AMC; August Schellenberg, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; Aidan Quinn, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; Edward Asner, "The Christmas Card," Hallmark; Joe Mantegna, "The Starter Wife," USA.

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Jaime Pressly, "My Name Is Earl," NBC; Jenna Fischer, "The Office," NBC; Holland Taylor, "Two and a Half Men," CBS; Conchata Ferrell, "Two and a Half Men," CBS; Vanessa Williams, "Ugly Betty," ABC; Elizabeth Perkins, "Weeds," Showtime.

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Rachel Griffiths, "Brothers & Sisters," ABC; Katherine Heigl, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Aida Turturro, "The Sopranos," HBO; Lorraine Bracco, "The Sopranos," HBO.

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Greta Scacchi, "Broken Trail," AMC; Anna Paquin, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; Samantha Morton, "Longford," HBO; Judy Davis, "The Starter Wife," USA; Toni Collette, "Tsunami: The Aftermath," HBO.

Comedy Series: "Entourage," HBO; "The Office," NBC; "30 Rock," NBC; "Two and a Half Men," CBS; "Ugly Betty," ABC.

The complete list:

1. Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour): "Avatar: The Last Airbender: City of Walls and Secrets," Nickelodeon; "Robot Chicken: Lust for Puppets," Cartoon Network; "The Simpsons: the Haw-Hawed Couple," Fox; "South Park: Make Love, Not Warcraft," Comedy Central; "SpongeBob SquarePants: Bummer Vacation/Wig Struck," Nickelodeon.

2. Animated Program (Programming One Hour or More): "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Good Wilt Hunting," Cartoon Network; "Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms," Starz; "Secrets of the Deep," Discovery Channel; "Camp Lazlo: Where's Lazlo?," Cartoon Network.

3. Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series: "The Class: Pilot," CBS; "How I Met Your Mother," CBS.

4. Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series: "Deadwood," HBO; "Heroes: Genesis," NBC; "Rome," HBO; "Shark: Teacher's Pet," CBS; "The Tudors: Episode 101," Showtime; "Ugly Betty: The Box and the Bunny," ABC.

5. Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie: "Broken Trail," AMC; "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; "Jane Eyre (Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS; "Return to Halloweentown," Disney Channel; "The Starter Wife," USA.

6. Art Direction for a Variety, Music Program or Special: "79th Annual Academy Awards," ABC; "Cirque du Soleil: Corteo," Bravo; "Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower," The History Channel; "Engineering an Empire: Egypt," The History Channel; "Hell's Kitchen: Episode 210," Fox; "MADtv: Episode 1209," Fox; "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," NBC.

7. Casting for a Comedy Series: "Desperate Housewives," ABC; "Entourage," HBO; "30 Rock," NBC; "Ugly Betty," ABC; "Weeds," Showtime.

8. Casting for a Drama Series: "Brothers & Sisters," ABC; "Friday Night Lights," NBC; "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," NBC; "The Tudors," Showtime.

9. Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: "Broken Trail," AMC; "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; "Jane Eyre (Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS; "The Path to 9/11," ABC; "The Ron Clark Story," TNT; "The Starter Wife," USA.

10. Choreography: "Dancing With the Stars: Episode 303A," ABC; "So You Think You Can Dance: Ramalama (Bang Bang)," Fox; "So You Think You Can Dance: Calling You," Fox; "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," NBC.

11. Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series: "According to Jim: Hoosier Daddy," ABC; "Rules of Engagement: Jeff's Wooby," CBS; "Two and a Half Men: Release the Dogs," CBS.

12. Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Built to Kill," CBS; "Deadwood: Catbird Seat," HBO; "Rome: Passover," HBO; "The Sopranos: Soprano Home Movies," HBO; "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Pilot," NBC.

13. Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie: "Broken Trail, Part 1," AMC; "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; "Jane Eyre (Masterpiece Theatre): Part 1," PBS; "The Path to 9/11: Night 2," ABC; "The Valley of Light (Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation)," CBS.

14. Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming: "Deadliest Catch: The Unforgiving Sea," Discovery Channel; "Meerkat Manor: Family Affair," Animal Planet; "Planet Earth: Pole to Pole," Discovery Channel; "This American Life: God's Close-Up," Showtime; "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," HBO.

15. Cinematography for Reality Programming: "The Amazing Race: I Know Phil, Little Ol' Gorgeous Thing," CBS; "Dirty Jobs: Mule Logger," Discovery Channel; "Project Runway: Iconic Statement," Bravo; "Top Chef: Episode 209," Bravo.

16. Commercial: "Animals," American Express; "Battle," Cingular; "Happiness Factory," Coca Cola; "Jar," GE; "Pinball," Pepsi; "Singing Cowboy," Truth; "Snowball," Travelers.

17. Costumes for a Series: "Deadwood: Amateur Night," HBO; "Desperate Housewives: Getting Married Today," ABC; "Rome: De Patre Vostro (About Your Father)," HBO; "The Tudors: Episode 103," Showtime; "Ugly Betty: I'm Coming Out," ABC.

18. Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special: "Broken Trail: Part 2," AMC; "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; "Jane Eyre (Masterpiece Theatre): Part 1," PBS; "Longford," HBO; "The Starter Wife: Part 1."

19. Directing for a Comedy Series: "Entourage: One Day in the Valley," HBO; "Extras: Orlando Bloom," HBO; "The Office: Gay Witch Hunt," NBC; "Scrubs: My Musical," NBC; "30 Rock: The Breakup," NBC; "Ugly Betty: Pilot," ABC.

20. Directing for a Drama Series: "Battlestar Galactica: Exodus, Part 2," Sci-Fi Channel; "Boston Legal: Son of the Defender," ABC; "Friday Night Lights: Pilot," NBC; "Heroes: Genesis," NBC; "Lost: Through the Looking Glass," ABC; "The Sopranos: Kennedy and Heidi," HBO; "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Pilot," NBC.

21. Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: "American Idol: The Finale," Fox; "The Colbert Report: Show 2161," Comedy Central; "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Show 12061," Comedy Central; "Saturday Night Live: Host: Alec Baldwin," NBC; "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," NBC.

22. Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: "Broken Trail: Part 1 & Part 2," AMC; "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; "Jane Eyre (Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS; "Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS; "Tsunami, The Aftermath: Part 1 & Part 2," HBO.

23. Directing for Nonfiction Programming: "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib," HBO; "Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed," The History Channel; "Thin," HBO; "This American Life: God's Close-Up," Showtime; "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," HBO.

24. Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: "Dexter," Showtime; "Heroes: Genesis," NBC; "Lost Through the Looking Glass," ABC; "The Sopranos: The Second Coming," HBO; "The Sopranos: Soprano Home Movies," HBO.

25. Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: "My Name Is Earl: The Trial," NBC; "My Name Is Earl: Guess Who's Coming Out of Joy," NBC; "The Office: The Job," NBC; "Weeds: Mrs. Botwin's Neighborhood," Showtime; "Weeds: Crush Girl Love Panic," Showtime.

26. Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie: "Broken Trail: Part 2," AMC; "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; "Jane Eyre (Masterpiece Theatre): Part 1," PBS; "Life Support," HBO; "The Path to 9/11: Night 2," ABC; "The Starter Wife: Part 3," USA.

27. Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series: "American Idol: Idol Gives Back," Fox; "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Show 12043," Comedy Central; "Dancing With the Stars: Episode 304," ABC; "How I Met Your Mother: Robin Sparkles," CBS; "Two and a Half Men: Release the Dogs," CBS.

28. Picture Editing for a Special (Single or Multi-Camera): "79th Annual Academy Awards," ABC; "Cirque du Soleil: Corteo," Bravo; "Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed," HBO; "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," NBC; "A Tribute to James Taylor (Great Performances)," PBS.

29. Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming: "AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies," CBS; "Deadliest Catch: The Unforgiving Sea," Discovery Channel; "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib," HBO; "Meerkat Manor: Family Affair," Animal Planet; "Planet Earth: Mountains," Discovery Channel; "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," HBO.

30. Picture Editing for Reality Programming: "The Amazing Race: I Know Phil, Little Ol' Gorgeous Thing," CBS; "American Idol: Memphis Auditions," Fox; "Extreme Makeover Home Edition: The Thomas Family," ABC; "Project Runway: Iconic Statement," Bravo; Survivor: An Evil Thought," CBS.

31. Hairstyling for a Series: "Dancing With the Stars: Episode 303," ABC; "Deadwood: A Constant Throb," HBO; "Desperate Housewives: It Takes Two," ABC; "Rome: De Patre Vostro (About Your Father)," HBO; "Ugly Betty: I'm Coming Out," ABC.

32. Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special: "79th Annual Academy Awards," ABC; "Broken Trail," AMC; "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; "Jane Eyre," PBS.

33. Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for VMC Programming: "79th Annual Academy Awards," ABC; "American Idol: The Finale," Fox; "Dancing With the Stars: Episode 308," ABC; "49th Annual Grammy Awards," CBS; "Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Episode 2408," NBC.

34. Main Title Design: "Dexter," Showtime; "Hu$tle," AMC; "The Lost Room," Sci Fi Channel; "The Path to 9/11," ABC; "Standoff," Fox; "Ugly Betty," ABC.

35. Makeup for a Series (Non-Prosthetic): "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Fannysmackin'," CBS; "Dancing With the Stars: Episode 303," ABC; "Deadwood: I Am Not the Man You Take Me For," HBO; "MADtv: Episode 1210," Fox; "Rome: De Patre Vostro (About Your Father)," HBO.

36. Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Non-Prosthetic): "Broken Trail," AMC; "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; "Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower," The History Channel; "Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King," TNT; "The Starter Wife," USA.

37. Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Living Legend," CBS; "Grey's Anatomy: My Favorite Mistake," ABC; "House: Que Sera Sera," Fox; "MADtv: Episode 1203," Fox; "Nip/Tuck: Conor McNamara," FX.

38. Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score): "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Law of Gravity," CBS; "Ghost Whisperer: Love Never Dies," CBS; "Kidnapped: Pilot," NBC; "Planet Earth: Pole to Pole," Discovery Channel; "Rome: Philippi," HBO; "24," Fox.

39. Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score): "Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters," HBO; "Broken Trail," AMC; "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; "The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines," TNT; "Longford," HBO; "Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Battleground," TNT; "The Path to 9/11," ABC.

40. Music Direction: "79th Annual Academy Awards," ABC; "Dancing With the Stars: Episode 310," ABC; "Scrubs: My Musical," NBC; "The 60th Annual Tony Awards (2006)," CBS.

41. Original Music and Lyrics: "Family Guy: Peter's Two Dads," Song Title: "My Drunken Irish Dad," Fox; "MADtv: Episode 1209," Song Title: "Merry Ex-Mas," Fox; "Saturday Night Live Host: Justin Timberlake," Song Title: "Dick in a Box," NBC; "Scrubs: My Musical," Song Title: "Everything Comes Down to Poo," NBC; "Scrubs: My Musical," Song Title: "Guy Love," NBC.

42. Original Main Title Theme Music: "Dexter," Showtime; "Hu$tle: 401," AMC; "On the Lot: 102A," Fox; "30 Rock: Hard Ball," NBC; "The Tudors: Episode 5," Showtime.

43. Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Ricky Gervais, "Extras," HBO; Tony Shalhoub, "Monk," USA; Steve Carell, "The Office," NBC; Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC; Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men," CBS.

44. Lead Actor in a Drama Series: James Spader, "Boston Legal," ABC; Hugh Laurie, "House," Fox; Denis Leary, "Rescue Me," FX; James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos," HBO; Kiefer Sutherland, "24," Fox.

45. Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Robert Duvall, "Broken Trail," AMC; Tom Selleck, "Jesse Stone: Sea Change," CBS; Jim Broadbent, "Longford," HBO; William H. Macy, "Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Umney's Last Case," TNT; Matthew Perry, "The Ron Clark Story," TNT.

46. Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Felicity Huffman, "Desperate Housewives," ABC; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine," CBS; Tina Fey, "30 Rock," NBC; America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty," ABC; Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds," Showtime.

47. Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Sally Field, "Brothers & Sisters," ABC; Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer," TNT; Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC; Patricia Arquette, "Medium," NBC; Minnie Driver, "The Riches," FX; Edie Falco, "The Sopranos," HBO.

48. Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Queen Latifah, "Life Support," HBO; Helen Mirren, "Prime Suspect: The Final Act," PBS; Mary-Louise Parker, "The Robber Bride," Oxygen; Debra Messing, "The Starter Wife," USA; Gena Rowlands, "What If God Were the Sun," Lifetime.

49. Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Kevin Dillon, "Entourage," HBO; Jeremy Piven, "Entourage," HBO; Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother," CBS; Rainn Wilson, "The Office," NBC; Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men," CBS.

50. Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: William Shatner, "Boston Legal," ABC; T.R. Knight, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Masi Oka, "Heroes," NBC; Michael Emerson, "Lost," ABC; Terry O'Quinn, "Lost," ABC; Michael Imperioli, "The Sopranos," HBO.

51. Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Thomas Haden Church, "Broken Trail," AMC; August Schellenberg, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; Aidan Quinn, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; Edward Asner, "The Christmas Card," Hallmark; Joe Mantegna, "The Starter Wife," USA.

52. Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Jaime Pressly, "My Name Is Earl," NBC; Jenna Fischer, "The Office," NBC; Holland Taylor, "Two and a Half Men," CBS; Conchata Ferrell, "Two and a Half Men," CBS; Vanessa Williams, "Ugly Betty," ABC; Elizabeth Perkins, "Weeds," Showtime.

53. Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Rachel Griffiths, "Brothers & Sisters," ABC; Katherine Heigl, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Aida Turturro, "The Sopranos," HBO; Lorraine Bracco, "The Sopranos," HBO.

54. Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Greta Scacchi, "Broken Trail," AMC; Anna Paquin, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO; Samantha Morton, "Longford," HBO; Judy Davis, "The Starter Wife," USA; Toni Collette, "Tsunami: The Aftermath," HBO.

55. Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Martin Landau, "Entourage," HBO; Ian McKellen, "Extras," HBO; Stanley Tucci, "Monk," USA; Giovanni Ribisi, "My Name Is Earl," NBC; Beau Bridges, "My Name Is Earl," NBC.

56. Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Christian Clemenson, "Boston Legal," ABC; Forest Whitaker, "ER," NBC; David Morse, "House," Fox; Tim Daly, "The Sopranos," HBO; John Goodman, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," NBC; Eli Wallach, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," NBC.

57. Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Dixie Carter, "Desperate Housewives," ABC; Laurie Metcalf, "Desperate Housewives," ABC; Elaine Stritch, "30 Rock," NBC; Judith Light, "Ugly Betty," ABC; Salma Hayek, "Ugly Betty," ABC.

58. Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Kate Burton, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Elizabeth Reaser, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Marcia Gay Harden, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC; Leslie Caron, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC; Jean Smart, "24," Fox.

59. Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Ellen DeGeneres, "79th Annual Academy Awards," ABC; Stephen Colbert, "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central; Jon Stewart, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central; David Letterman, "Late Show With David Letterman," CBS; Tony Bennett, "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," NBC.

60. Comedy Series: "Entourage," HBO; "The Office," NBC; "30 Rock," NBC; "Two and a Half Men," CBS; "Ugly Betty," ABC.

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Another wrestler "John Kronus" found dead

Wrestler George "John Kronus" Caiazo was found dead on Wednesday afternoon in his New Hampshire home according to Pro Wrestling Insider.

"I've heard Kronus underwent a knee operation (possibly a knee replacement, which I heard a few months back he was going to have) last week," Mike Johnson writes.

No further details on how the former ECW World Tag Team champion died are available right now.

Kronus' claim to fame was working as half of the Eliminators tag team with Perry Saturn

Kronus, who was trained by the legendary Walter "Killer" Kowalski, retired from the wrestling business in 2002.


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Don't forget to watch Tammy Faye on Larry King!

One of our favorite people EVER Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner is scheduled to appear on Larry King Live on Thursday night!

Don't forget to tune in to one of the most positively radiant people under any circumstances.  While it may be sad to hear about Tammy Faye's battle with cancer, I can guarantee she'll make it uplifting for us too!

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July 18, 2007

Mariah Carey's smell is a hit!


Mariah Carey is the number one selling female recording artist of all time as far as musical hits are concerned, and it looks like she carrying the same success over to her perfume line.

Following in the foot steps of other musicians turned fragrance designers such as Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce Knowles, Mariah introduces M by Mariah.

Mariah launched the new line on Monday.  She didn't do this one on her own.  She recurited the help of Carlos Benaim and Loc Dong from the International Flavors and Fragrances. 

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Big Brother 8 SPOILER: What happened to alliances?


On Sunday night's show, Daniele used the Veto to remove herself from the nomination block.  When Jen put Joe up for eviction in Daniele's place, the downfall to the alliances began.

You might be surprised how things are lining up in the house.  Enjoy today's Big Brother 8 spoiler!

Tuesday night in the Big Brother 8 House was a hoot!  Jen downed a bottle of wine and started running her mouth.  At one point she cornered America's Player Eric in the Head of Household room and tried to get him to talk strategy.  Eric basically told Jen whatever she wanted to hear to get her to shut up. 

Eric isn't the only one kissing Jen's ass while she's HoH.  Zach, Mike and Kail have had their lips firmly attached to the HoH ass as well.  As we already know; Zach, Mike, Kail and Nick are supposed to be in the "Mrs. Robinson Alliance."  However, things seem to be falling apart. 

Nick has alread told Daniele and Jameka that he wants to ruin his alliance from the inside out to realign with them and Amber, but a new drama sparked last night when Mike and Zach went head to head on whether Dick or Joe should be the one to go. 

Zach is voting to evict Joe, but Kail is campaigning to evict Dick.  Since Mike is loyal to Kail, he is campaigning to keep Joe by trying to persuade Zach to vote with his alliance.  When Zach told Mike he was voting however he wanted, Mike suggested that they just break up the alliance.

It looks like Mrs. Robinson and the boys aren't as close as Kail thinks!

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Ashlee Simpson's denies pregnancy, engagement

We first told you yesterday that the girls over at Hollyscoop were saying that Ashlee Simpson was pregnant with Pete Wentz baby and that the couple had gotten engaged.

Well, today the Hollyscoopsters are eating their words quoting Simpson's rep as saying teh rumor are "absolutely not true".

In a strange way, they still managed spin it to make it seem like they were right!

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Two fatties fighting: Perez Hilton v. Jason Davis

It's time for the battle of the fat asses....

In this corner weighing in at one ton... gossip blogger Perez Hilton.

In this corner weighing in at 1.5 tons... bratty rich kid Jason "Gummy Bear" Davis.

The sad thing is -- it's a real battle.

Perez Hilton has challenged Gummy Bear to a duel of the fat kids.  Perez challenged Jason to a race and hot dog eating website on his blog Wednesday afternoon.

If you're in LA with nothing better to do, here's the 411:

When:  Thursday, July 19th at 5 PM

Where:  Kitson on Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles

What:  Two pigs in a blanket

TMZ's Harvey Levin has agreed to officiate, if Davis agrees.

This could be funnier than we ever expected!

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One dead in New York City explosion

So we are NOT all going to die after New York City's explosion/ terrorism scare Wednesday evening.

One person, however, was not so lucky.  NYPD is reporting that one person has died as a result of the explosion and many others are being treated at nearby hospitals, but authorities have ruled out terrorism.

"There is no reason to believe whatsoever that this is anything other than a failure of our infrastructure," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a news conference at the scene of the blast.

Mayor Bloomberg and city officials say the explosion was likely the cause of a steam pipe explosion below the street.

The explosion occured on the east side of Manhattan near Grand Central Station and caused quiet a scare.  The images of the explosion are terrifying.

The area was evacuated, subways were closed while both foot and car traffic was at a stand-still.

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Posh wants LA friends, but not Paris Hilton

The more I learn about Victoria Beckham, the more I love her!  As everyone knows, I have some very inappropriate dreams about her sexy soccer stud husband David; but Victoria continues to impress me!

The Posh Spice Girl moved to LA and documented the whole thing for her NBC special that aired on Monday and basically bombed losing to a rerun of Wife Swap.  That doesn't affect my love for her at all!

In the NBC special "Victoria Beckham: Coming to America," Posh took a few stabs at Paris Hilton; but now we know that Vicky doesn't want anything to do with the jail bird socialite.

Paris is reported to have said about Victoria: "We could be soulmates."

However, Victoria apparently told a friend: "Over my dead body!"

Sources claim Victoria - who counts Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes and Jennifer Lopez among her good friends - believes being associated with Paris could have negative consequences for her.

You think?!  We know!  Good choice Victoria. 

The GaySocialites love Posh Spice!!!

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Is Queen Latifah ready to come out?


We have wondered for years... Is Queen Latifah a lesbian?  From the looks of things, Latifah may be ready to come out of the closet!

According to the New York Daily News, she took her 'longtime friend' to the premier of her latest film, Hairspray.

Latifah's longtime personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins was by the actress' side - on hand for any last-minute workouts, we presume. Asked by Brown if she has a boyfriend, Jenkins stammered, "I'm in a relationship. I have been for a long time," before beating a hasty retreat down the red carpet past "Hairspray" stars John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken and Nikki Blonsky.

Take your time honey and come out when you're ready!  Both of you!

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NFL quarterback Michael Vick is a waste of air

Before I woke up this morning, I had no idea who Michael Vick was... but I hate him already.

Vick, the quarterback for the Falcons, is a grade A loser and doesn't deserve to be in the public eye.  Known for making obscene jestures at fans, carrying around drugs in a special compartment on his water bottle and now that he's been charged with dog fighting - he faces a very grim future without all of the successes he has been VERY lucky enough to enjoy!

For this reason, we induct Michael Vick into the Stupid Bitches Club with the likes of George W. Bush, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.  What a loser!

The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va.

When a Bad Newz Kennels dog was wounded in a losing fight, NFL star Michael Vick was consulted before the animal was doused with water and electrocuted. That's just one of the gruesome details that emerged Tuesday when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback and three others were indicted by a federal grand jury.

The four were charged with competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting and conducting the enterprise across state lines.

They are scheduled to appear in federal court in Richmond on July 26, the same day the Falcons begin training camp. The four will have a bond hearing before a magistrate judge at 3:30 p.m., and an arraignment will follow at 4 p.m., the court said Wednesday.

The 18-page indictment, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, alleged the 27-year-old Vick and his co-defendants began the dogfighting operation in early 2001, the former Virginia Tech star's rookie year as the No. 1 pick.

The operation was centered at a property Vick owned in Surry County, where a fence shielded prying eyes from the back, and the two-story brick home was surrounded by fencing in the front, with several black buildings further back.

Unlike previous documents, which did not name Vick, the indictment is littered with his name, including this tidbit Vick was known as "Ookie" in the dogfighting world.

If convicted of all the charges, Vick and the others Purnell A. Peace, 35, of Virginia Beach; Quanis L. Phillips, 28, of Atlanta; and Tony Taylor, 34, of Hampton could face up to six years in prison, $350,000 in fines and restitution.

A woman who answered the phone at the home of Vick's mother, Brenda Boddie, said "no comment" and quickly hung up.

Telephone messages left at the offices and home of Vick's attorney, Larry Woodward, and an e-mail sent to his office were not returned.

While the Falcons and the NFL said little Tuesday, John Goodwin of the Humane Society of the United States said the details were especially troubling.

About eight young dogs were put to death at the Surry County home after they were found not ready to fight in April 2007, the indictment said. They were killed "by hanging, drowning and/or slamming at least one dog's body to the ground."

"Some of the grisly details in these filings shocked even me, and I'm a person who faces this stuff every day," Goodwin said. "I was surprised to see that they were killing dogs by hanging them, and one dog was killed by slamming it to the ground. Those are extremely violent methods of execution they're unnecessary and just sick."

Purses for the fights ranged from hundreds of dollars to the thousands, and participants and spectators often placed side bets on the outcome, according to the indictment.

After two Bad Newz Kennels dogs lost fights in March 2003, the indictment alleged Vick gave a bag containing $23,000 to the owner of the winning dogs.

Started in early 2002, according to the indictment, Bad Newz Kennels began purchasing pit bulls to train as fighters. Eventually, the defendants bought shirts and headbands "representing and promoting their affiliation."

After an April police raid on the property, Vick said he was rarely at the house, however, and had no idea that it might have been used in a criminal enterprise. He blamed family members for taking advantage of his generosity and pledged to be more careful.

He has since said very little, citing the advice of his attorneys.

But Tuesday the NFL was quick to decry the alleged animal abuse.

"The activities alleged are cruel, degrading and illegal. Michael Vick's guilt has not yet been proven, and we believe that all concerned should allow the legal process to determine the facts," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said.

Vick and the Falcons are due to report to training camp next week.

"Obviously, we are disturbed by today's news," the team said in a statement posted on its Web site, apologizing to fans for the negative publicity. "We will do the right thing for our club as the legal process plays out. We have a season to prepare for."

Vick and the others are accused of "knowingly sponsoring and exhibiting an animal fighting venture" and conducting a business enterprise involving gambling, as well as buying, transporting and receiving dogs for the purposes of an animal fighting venture.

The indictment said dogfights were held at the Virginia property and dog owners brought animals from six states, including New York and Texas.

Local authorities have been investigating since an April 25 drug raid at the property. On June 7, officials with the Department of Agriculture with help from state police executed their own search warrant and found the remains of seven dogs.

Surry County prosecutor Gerald G. Poindexter said he didn't know of the indictment before it was filed, and said he's not sure how the county will continue its separate case.

At the start, authorities seized 66 dogs, including 55 pit bulls, and equipment commonly used in dogfighting. About half the dogs were tethered to car axles with heavy chains that allowed the dogs to get close to each other, but not to have contact an arrangement typical for fighting dogs, according to the search warrant affidavit.

Before fights, participating dogs of the same sex would be weighed and bathed, according to the filings. Opposing dogs would be washed to remove any poison or narcotic placed on the dog's coat that could affect the other dog's performance.

Sometimes, dogs weren't fed to "make it more hungry for the other dog."

Fights would end when one dog died or with the surrender of the losing dog, which was sometimes put to death by drowning, strangulation, hanging, gun shot, electrocution or some other method, according to the documents.

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'House' is adding 5 new cast members

It looks like the folks at Fox are bulking up their hit show 'House' by adding five new actors to the mix.

FOX announced this week that actors Kal Penn, Olivia Wilde, Peter Jacobson, Anne Dudek and Edi Gathegi will join the hit show's cast when the series returns on September 25th.

These five actors will be playing candidates for a fellowship with the hilariously grouchy Dr. House played by Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie

When the show left off in its third season finale, three of House's staff had seemingly left him for good. Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps) left Princeton Plainsboro for fear of becoming too much like House; Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer) was fired over House's claim that he'd learned all he was going to; and immunologist Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) resigned, feeling that House can get by fine without her.

While the three "House" regulars appear to be out of the picture, it may be premature to count them out just yet. Reports indicate that all three may return next season in different capacities.

Kal Penn is perhaps the most well known of the new bunch, having starred as Kumar Patel in "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," and as Lex Luthor's flunky, Stanford, in "Superman Returns."

Olivia Wilde has appeared as Alex Kelly on "The O.C.," and also starred in this past season's short-lived NBC series, "The Black Donnellys."

Peter Jacobson can currently be seen in "Transformers," and recently appeared on USA Network's mini-series "The Starter Wife" with Debra Messing.

Anne Dudek's screen credits include the Wayans Brothers comedy, "White Chicks," and the ABC sitcom "Big Day."

Edi Gathegi is a relative newcomer to TV audiences, but had guest appearances on the CW's "Veronica Mars" and ABC Family's "Lincoln Heights."

Fox didn't say how many episodes these guys will appear in.

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July 17, 2007

Pete Wentz & Ashlee Simpson engaged and pregnant?


Yep that's Pete Wentz's wanker, and rumor has it he can't keep it in his pants.  According to the girls over at Hollyscoop, word on the street is that Pete has knocked up Ashlee Simpson!

The funniest rumor of Tuesday has got to be that Ashlee Simpson is engaged and pregnant with Pete Wentz’s child. The two reportedly got engaged at last Saturday’s New York’s Live Earth concert and are also expecting a baby!

“Ashlee wasn’t expecting it at all, it was a total surprise,” a blab said. “Pete whipped out a big engagement ring, dropped down on one knee, and asked Ashlee to be his bride. Ashlee says it was romantic, sexy — and that she said yes right away.”

Simpson’s behavior at a family wedding on 7-7-07 sparked rumors that she might in fact be pregnant.

“Ashlee may have helped start the rumors herself…She was at a family wedding and was wandering around rubbing her belly. And she refused to drink anything.”

The girls also question that it may just be Ashlee's way of jumping on the "I'm pregnant" bandwagon with the other starlets.  Chick fight, wheow! Notsomuch!

I wonder what Pastor Joe thinks about this?!

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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" leaked online


The latest Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" has been leaked online!

Websites are abuzz after the latest installment of the boy wizard's adventures leaked to the web.

"Deathly Hallows" is under lock and key until midnight on Saturday, but 495 pages of the 794-page book were posted on piratebay.org.

The book's American publisher, Scholastic Books, would neither confirm nor deny the authenticity of the Internet postings.  I guess those who give a damn will see for sure on Saturday!

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Benoit toxicology reports show steriods and other drugs


Toxicology reports released on Tuesday show that wrestler Chris Benoit had been taking steriods, Xanax and Vicodin before he brutally murdered his wife, son and killed himself last month in the family's Georgia home.

Investigators said Benoit tested negative for alcohol, but positive for the steriod testosterone which had been taken at high levels.

Benoit's wife, Nancy (who worked for the WWE under the name "Woman"), tested positive for Xanax, hydrocodone and the painkiller hydromorphone.  His 7-year-old son, Daniel Benoit had Xanax in his system.

DECATUR, Georgia (AP) -- Investigators said Tuesday they found steroids and other drugs in the body of pro wrestler Chris Benoit, who killed his wife and young son last month before hanging himself in the family's home.

Besides steroids, Benoit's body contained the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and the painkiller hydrocodone, according to a statement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The GBI said Benoit tested negative for blood alcohol.

Benoit's wife, Nancy, tested positive for Xanax, hydrocodone and the painkiller hydromorphone.

The 7-year-old son, Daniel Benoit had Xanax in his system.

"It is our belief that Daniel Benoit was sedated by Xanax at the time of his murder," said Georgia Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kris Sperry.

The GBI said it could not perform tests for steroids or human growth hormones on the son because of a lack of urine.

The test results were expected to shed more light on Benoit's last moments. Authorities said Benoit killed his wife and 7-year-old son in their suburban Atlanta home, placed Bibles next to their bodies and then hanged himself on the cable of a weight machine.

Anabolic steroids were found in the home, leading officials to wonder if the drugs played a role in the killings. Some experts believe steroids can cause paranoia, depression and violent outbursts known as "roid rage."

Federal authorities have charged Benoit's personal physician, Dr. Phil Astin, with improperly prescribing painkillers and other drugs to two patients other than Benoit. He has pleaded not guilty.

Investigators have also raided Astin's office several times since the deaths, seizing prescription records and other documents.

Before he was charged, Astin told the AP he prescribed testosterone for Benoit, a longtime friend, in the past. He would not say what, if any, medications he prescribed when Benoit visited his office June 22, the day authorities believe Benoit killed his wife.

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Jon Lovitz beat up Andy Dick! Score!!


In this corner weighing in at 525lbs, Jon Lovitz.

In this corner weighing in at 89lbs, Andy Dick.

Any guesses as to who might win?  The answer is clearly Jon Lovitz! 

That was the result when Lovitz manhandled Andy Dick after he made multiple jokes about the murder of their fellow Saturday Night Live alum Phil Hartman.

Andy Dick is crazy anyway, but hopefully this will be the eye opening experience that he needs to just shut the hell up!

July 17, 2007 -- IT was fight night at an L.A. comedy club last week when Jon Lovitz roughed up Andy Dick over the murder of their "Saturday Night Live" colleague, Phil Hartman.

Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada, who witnessed the assault, said, "Jon picked Andy up by the head and smashed him into the bar four or five times, and blood started pouring out of his nose." Lovitz told Page Six, "All the comedians are glad I did it because this guy is a [bleep]hole."

Lovitz and Dick have been at loggerheads since a 1997 Christmas party at Hartman's house, five months before his troubled wife Brynn flipped out, fatally shooting Hartman, then killing herself. "Andy was doing cocaine, and he gave Brynn some after she had been sober for 10 years. Phil was furious about it - and then five months later he's dead," said Lovitz, adding that when he filled in on Hartman's "Newsradio" sitcom, "I told Andy, 'I wouldn't be here now if you hadn't given Brynn that cocaine.' "

Last year, Lovitz related, a drunken Dick strolled up to his table at Ago in West Hollywood, rudely downed his guests' peach liqueur drinks, and "looked at me and said, 'I put the "Phil Hartman hex" on you - you're the next one to die.' I said, 'What did you say?' and he repeated it. I wanted to punch his face in, but I don't hit women."

When the two ran into each other at the Laugh Factory last Wednesday, "I wanted him to say he was sorry for the 'Phil Hartman hex,' " Lovitz told us. "First he says, 'I don't remember saying that.' Then he leans in and says, 'You know why I said it? Because you said I killed Phil Hartman.' Which I never said. Then he asked me to be in his new movie.

"I grabbed him by the shirt and leaned him over and said, 'I don't want to be in your movie! I don't want to be in your life!' I pushed him against the rail. Then I pushed him again really hard. A security guard broke it up. I'm not proud of it . . . but he's a disgusting human being." Dick's rep said he had no comment.

Dick's weirdness has been well documented. Last year, he licked the faces of Farrah Fawcett, Carrie Fisher and Patton Oswalt, then groped and bit the hand of Post reporter Mandy Stadtmiller at a comedy-festival taping.

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Big Brother 8 SPOILER: Did Daniele use the veto?


Daniele is shaping up to be one hell of a competitor on Big Brother 8.  No wonder she is always being compared to Janelle.

She has won both vetos so far.  Keep reading to find out if she used this one.  If so, Jen had to nominate someone to replace her.

Daniele used the veto.  Why should I beat around the bush?  They don't show us the veto ceremony on the live feeds, so you have to discover the results of the private meeting through out the night.

It looks like that Jen nominated Joe for eviction after Daniele nominated herself!

Joe was the talk of the Head of Household room all morning, and Jen compared loyalties to make sure she wouldn't be a target next week.

Dick and Joe are now nominated for eviction.

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July 16, 2007

A message from Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner

As Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner prepares for her appearance on Larry King Live on Thursday, she is sending out a message of hope on her website.

How can you not love this woman?! 

July 16, 2007

My Dear Friends,

It has been such a long time since I’ve written and I am so sorry for the long delay. I have been in bed for almost a year now. I have times when I feel good and times when I feel really bad. But, I have learned one thing about feelings. They have NOTHING TO DO WITH FAITH IN GOD!! He is the SAME yesterday, today and forever. He NEVER changes. That is what the Bible says and God’s word does not lie EVER!

There have been many days when I felt so terrible with my back and stomach, that I have hardly been able to breath. I cry out to the Lord knowing that many of you are praying for me. In spite of it all, I get dressed and go out to eat. I may only be able to eat one bite, or sometimes ten bites, but I swallow each bite in “faith believing”. There are MANY times it doesn’t stay with me long at all, but I keep trying and HE helps me.

My daughter is here a lot of the times to give me my medications and to make sure I don’t forget. When I got sick, she literally moved in and gave me hugs and kisses that are so needful during this period of ones life. She said, “I want to take care of my Mom”. I gave her the last couple weeks off to go home and spend time with her children, James and John. They are well taken care of while Sissy is gone. My girlfriend, Deborah has been staying with me for the past 3 weeks. We have been friends for thirty years, so we know each other well! She gave Tammy Sue some much needed rest and she has taken up where Sissy left off. She will be here for two more weeks. How grateful I am to have such strong, loving, support around me. Then of course, there is my wonderful husband! We moved from Charlotte, N.C. to Kansas City, Missouri. He came here every weekend to build me a new house and when I got here, it was ready to move into, bed and all!! They had it beautiful and it is the most beautiful home I have ever seen. He has wanted to build me a house for 13 years, and I finally let him! His children and grandchildren have come every weekend to visit us, and it is so much fun! Someone I cannot forget is a friend named Daina. She worked so hard, I thought she was going to get sick. Bless her heart. I have to have help eating, bathing, doing my hair, taking my medicine, and help just getting comfortable, which is really hard for me to do.

I try really hard to eat and keep the food down, but sometimes, it is like my throat would just shut down on me, and the food comes right back up. So through all the prayers, I have finally gained some weight. I have gone from 60 pounds, to 65, for which I am very thankful.

I ask in great humbleness that you pray that I will be able to eat without it coming back up. I crave hamburgers and french fries with LOTS of ketchup! When I can eat that again, it will be a day of victory!

In closing, I want you to know that I am praying for you and your loved ones and I am believing God for complete healing. God is a healer of EVERYTHING!

I will let you know when I get to eat my hamburger! HA!


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No seriously, thank you all for supporting us so much!  We really appreciate you reading our gossip every day.  We have a lot of great things coming up, so keep checking back!

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“Transphobia refers to various kinds of aversions towards transsexuality and transsexual or transgender people, often taking the form of refusal to accept a person's expression of their internal gender identity (see Phobia - terms indicating prejudice or class discrimination). Whether intentional or not, transphobia can have severe consequences for the object of the negative attitude. Many transpeople also experience homophobia from people who incorrectly associate the medically recognized condition of gender identity disorder as a form of homosexuality”


     From day one, we are born into a world of differences and similarities. The cookie cutter houses are the ones that give the differences those bad looks. It is a popularity contest from day one. Jane has nicer shoes so she is at the top. John, he plays football and everyone loves him. But what happens, when that mold doesn’t fit?


      Many in the gay and lesbian community feel they are discriminated against every day from people that fit the mold. We are all human beings, we eat and sleep and breathe the same way. Why is it that separate will truly never be equal? If a human being is a great worker and a great person, why is that he/she can’t be taken seriously. They would be taken seriously if they were complete in their mold status. Perfect shoes, tie, and blazer, beautiful heels, dress, and nice hair. Well let’s change it up a bit, how about a woman who identifies as a man and vica versa? Is he/she of any arm to others by living their life this way? Absolutely NOT. The problem with society today is that noses are where they shouldn’t be.
              A transman or woman is one who feels they were born into the wrong body from birth. One may end up getting a sex change to become that sex. Others choose to live the life as the opposite sex while residing in the body of what they were born in. Once again, their business.  Yet just like the popular topic of gay marriages, what one feels is wrong, one must discriminate against. Transmen and women like gays are often abused physically and mentally through out their life. They are abused in the form of discrimination. I find it unheard of that in my own experience and research, most of that hatred is from the GLBT community.




            Transphobia like homophobia is an on going topic of discrimination. It will take further educating people and ending the ignorance. However, even after that many minds may not change. This is an issue I plan on writing further about. I am in the process of starting a book of essays. If you know anyone that is transgender or if you are, please contact me.  The only way to be heard is to let the voice out for millions to hear it.


Thank you Maria and David.

Photo credit: Maria Tsaguriya
Picture is of my friend David  "Gender Expression"

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I REALLY DO love Victoria Beckham!


Last week, I wrote that I think I love Victoria Beckham.  After tonight's "Victoria Beckham: Welcome to America," I can now say that I REALLY DO love Victoria Beckham!

NBC should have given her a whole season, and I think they should reconsider it.  Everyone I know from my old aunt Rhonda to my fabulous fag hag Patty was glued to their TV to watch Posh Spice move her sexy husband David Beckham and their kids to the states.

Everyone is about to adopt the word "major" into their vocabulary multiple times, and now we all know not to ask for naked pics of Becks.  Tsk, tsk Perez.

David and Victoria are the most famous couple in the world now that they're conquering America.  I would settle for seeing the Beckhams on a Bravo show.  I mean, even Kathy Griffin has a Bravo show... OMG I'm just Kidding!!  I love Kathy Griffin... but you get the point.

I totally should have gone after the Queer Eye Guys instead of Kathy Griffin.

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Lindsay Lohan conversation with Celebslam.blog!

For those of you who are having a hard time getting to celebslam.blog, I can safely report that there are currently no naked pictures of Lindsay Lohan on the site.

What I did find was this conversation with Lindsay and the owner of celebslam.blog! 

Where are the naked pics?!  Oh to have that much free publicity!

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Tammy Faye to appear on Larry King, not doing well

Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner isn't doing so well according to her son, Jay Bakker.

"She's not very well. She's got stage four cancer. She's living in Kansas City now. She's 60 pounds and started hospice. It's been a real tough year for her and the whole family actually," says Jay according to the Post Chronicle.

Messner is battle cancer and says she has turned to God to bring her through it.

Tammy Faye is slated to appear on Larry King Live Thursday.

Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner is one of our favorite people at gaysocialites.blog.  She is kind, loving and truly cares about everyone she meets!  Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

We wish you the best, Tammy Faye!

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Big Brother 8 Incase You Missed It: Magnus vs Kragnus



Incase you missed Big Brother 8's production of Magnus vs. Kragnus, I had to fill you in on this battle of the heart throbs!

Everyone knows I am totally head over heals for Nick (Kragnus), but now that Mike (Magnus) is showing off his goods a little... I'm starting to love him too!

Recently, Nick and Mike competed to see who was the strongest man in the Big Brother 8 house as Magnus and Kragnus  (commentary in the video here provided by Zach and Dustin). 

Dustin (Diagnus) also impressed the gay bloggers at Towlerod too.  Keep reading to find out why!

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Big Brother 8 SPOILER: Taking down the Mrs. Robinson alliance


Big Brother 8 is just getting underway and with Carol evicted and Jen as HoH, you better expect the unexpected!

Now, someone is trying to take down the Mrs. Robinson... you may not have expected this and you may never believe who is trying to take down BB8's first alliance!

The Mrs. Robinson alliance formed quickly, and Kail knew exactly what she was doing by partnering up with 3 men very quickly.

Kail recruited Zach, Mike and Nick to form their "Mrs. Robinson" alliance.  Kail probably knew that she could call the shots and play the best game easily beating anyone against her in the final two.

Now, someone is trying to take down the Mrs. Robinson gig.  Nick was caught on the feeds telling Jameka and Daniele that he was a member of the Mrs. Robinson alliance, but the Big Brother hearthrob made it very clear that he wants to take it down from the inside out.

Pledging his loyalty to Jameka and Daniele, Nick promised to nominate Kail and Zach to shock the house and break-up the powerful alliance.

Nick also told Jameka and Daniele that he wanted to protect Amber. 

This could be a huge ploy to cover his ass incase Jen decides to nominate Nick when Daniele uses the veto to remove herself from the chopping block, however now Jen says she isn't going to nominate Nick.

Jen told Kail and Zach that Nick would protect all three of them and would not put them up if he won head of household, something Kail and Zach would assume anyway.

Nick promised his new allies Jameka and Daniele that he was going to try and win HoH in the competition so he could nominate the Mrs. Robinson alliance and throw a wrench into things.

WOW!  He's hot and adventurous... that Nick sure is a catch!

[Photos compliments of Big Brother 8 HQ]

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Naked pictures of Lindsay Lohan??

Here we go!  It looks like Lindsay Lohan may have gotten out of rehab just in time to see naked pictures of herself plastered all over the web!

Celebslam.blog, the site that dug up the pictures of Lindsay and Vanessa Minnillo knife photos seen here says they have naked pictures of Lindsay Lohan... and they're going to publish them!!!!!!

Here's the problem.... when word of this got out, their site got overloaded making it impossible to get on to their domain.

CelebSlam.blog says that their owner talked Lohan, and Lindsay told them that a hacker  "broke into my computer and left a file on my desktop saying he got the pictures Cal took from me naked." Also in the "chat," Lindsay says her lawyers have been contacted, and Page Six talked to her rep, who says, "Anything is possible. I know nothing about it."

This is going to be totally juicy!  Thanks to the thuggish sex whore Calum Best for catching Lindsay with her pants down!

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Lindsay Lohan out of rehab, but still partying

Lindsay Lohan has finally checked out of rehab after completing a very long drawn out detoxing, but to make sure that she can continue partying she's going to wear an alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet.

"In part she is wearing the bracelet so there are no questions about her sobriety if she chooses to go dancing or dining in a place where alcohol is served," Zelnik said.

And what did Lindsay do her first weekend out of rehab?  She went to Vegas to party at Pure nightclub.


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Victoria Beckham's reality hour

For one hour Monday night on NBC, Victoria Beckham will act like she lives in reality for her one-time reality show stint called "Victoria Beckham:  Coming to America." 

From the looks of Sunday's New York Daily News, we should be thankful that Posh didn't get a season-long contract!

Throughout the special (and it's extremely special), Posh tries hard to take shots at herself, dryly delivered.

On getting pulled over: "I was completely shocked and devastated because I was wearing flat shoes."

On taking her DMV license photo: "Do I get approval? My hair looks flat ... is there any retouching?"

On putting on the right face for the paparazzi: "Let me make myself miserable before I go out."

On getting invited to a ladies' lunch: "This is so American. I've seen ‘Desperate Housewives.'"

On, um, living: "Oh, it's exhausting being fabulous."

We're also told that hubby David Beckham opens up the show, and they are even going to show video from their scandalous W magazine photo shoot.  Yum, can't wait!

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Jessica Simpson's new clothing line makes a splash!

Jessica Simpson is all about becoming an enterprise.  Hoping to be like Mary Kate and Ashley O., the former Mrs. Lachey launched her swimwear line at Mercedes Benz Miami fashion week on Saturday.

Let's just say it was a splashing success!

Jessica, who sported a long blue, green and white dress, was said to have picked each model by hand for the much anticipated fashion show.

Simpson's new swimsuit collection features a number of spicy hot bikinis as well as several casual (but sexy) one piece designs. 

Jess insists that the new collection will satisfy a number of individual styles. In fact, the "Dukes of Hazard" star promises that the line will offer many elements "from all-American girl to bohemian".

Squirt in some of that edible foam shit she launched last year, and you can have a picnic too!

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Scandal at Hot Mess!

On Sunday Night, the gossip bloggers and paparazzi style-photographers from gaysocialites.blog invaded Hot Mess at Porky's looking for a scandal; and the scandal they found will blow your wig off!

Have you been wondering why nightclub promoter Chris Ryan has been spending so much time in the bathroom?  No, it's not because he has formed a sudden addiction to the nose candy. 

As it turns out, Chris Ryan has jumped right in the middle of the lesbian drag queen relationship that is known as Epiphany and Logan.  The GaySocialites gossipers caught Chris in a compromising position with Epiphany in the bathroom at Porky's.  So naturally, we went and got Epiphany's lover Logan to bust onto the scene.

Logan was a bit pissed at first, but after getting all hot and bothered the scandal turned into a three-way.  That's when we left!

Photos by M.I.A for gaysocialites.blog

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July 15, 2007

Lohan's "friend" sues Perez Hilton, others

Perez Hilton has been hit with ANOTHER lawsuit.  Not only is Perez (born Mario Lavenderia) being sued by a whole gaggle of paparazzi, but now he has also been served with papers from Lindsay Lohan's alleged lesbian lover Samantha Ronson.

Ronson, a DJ wannabe, is suing Lavenderia and Jill Ishkanian, who runs the Sunset Photo and News Agency.  Samantha doesn't seem to be contesting the allegations that she is Lohan's lesbian lover.  Instead, Ronson is angry because Perez says the cocaine found in Lindsay Lohan's car at her most recent wreck belonged to Samantha.

In June, Hilton repeated the cocaine claim that first appeared on CelebrityBabylon.blog, a Web site operated by Sunset Photo; according to the New York Daily News.

She hit the gossip blogs with a $20 million libel suit. 

Ouch! I hope Perez is making a lot more money than it seems!

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Remy Ma arrested and arraigned for attempted murder


After spending the day running from the cops, rapper Remy Ma was arrested for attempted murder after trying to shoot her "friend" Makeda Barnes-Joseph  in the leg.

The Bronx thug, born Remy Smith, turned herself in on Saturday (after probably realizing that she can't run forever).  Remy was also charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Ha, ha, ha!  No one is above the law, even if you are a d-list rapper who looks like a drag queen. 

Oh, by the way, Remy says she didn't do it!!

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Female rapper Remy Ma was arrested on attempted murder charges in the weekend shooting of another woman in a nightclub district of Manhattan, police said on Sunday.

The Grammy-nominated rapper, whose real name is Remy Smith, turned herself in on Saturday and was also charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound and was hospitalized in stable condition. The shooting occurred in New York's meatpacking district, a popular nightlife area near Greenwich Village.

The shooting followed a dispute after Smith and her companions left a nightspot. Local media reported the women were friends, and the victim identified Smith as having shot her.

Smith, 26, a Bronx native and resident of Cliffside Park, New Jersey, won the 2005 BET award for best female hip-hop artist and was nominated for a Grammy in 2004 when she performed with Terror Squad for "Lean Back." Her solo hits have included "Conceited" and "Feels So Good."

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July 14, 2007

Rebecca Romijn marries Jerry O'Connell


Rebecca Romijn-O'Connell... kinda has a ring to it, huh?  Well it better, because according to PEOPLE, Rebecca Romijn married Jerry O'Connell on Saturday in their Los Angeles home.

"Rebecca and Jerry were married on Saturday evening in an intimate ceremony at their home surrounded by family and close friends," says the actress' rep.

Rebecca who plays a tranny on ABC's Ugly Betty, wore a Ralph Lauren gown and jewelry by Neil Lane as she and Jerry tied the knot in front of 100 family and friends.

Congrats to the sexy couple!

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Big Brother 8: Second PoV winner!


As the new Head of Household in the Big Brother house, Jen has nominated two of her fellow houseguests for eviction.

On Saturday, Big Brother held the second Power of Veto competition.  This spoiler report has the winner!

As we mentioned before, Jen has nominated the estranged father/ daughter duo of Dick and Daniele for eviction.

On Saturday, the house guests competed for the Power of Veto giving them the authority to remove either Dick or Daniele from the proverbial chopping block.

I'm not sure how the PoV competition went down on Saturday, but Daniele walked away the winner.

I assume that she will veto herself meaning that Jen, as HoH, will have to replace that nomination with someone else.

We'll keep you posted after the PoV ceremony takes place.

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Female rapper Remy Ma running from the cops

Female rapper Remy Ma is on the run!  The foul mouthed badass wannabe, born Remy Smith, is wanted after being accused of shooting her friend in the leg.

Remy evidently shot Makeda Barnes-Joseph in the leg over a $2,000 dispute.

After filling up on thin-crust pizzas and downing fancy drinks, Remy Ma and three men left the eatery's VIP section and piled into a Cadillac Escalade, witnesses said.

Barnes-Joseph walked outside and slid behind the wheel of her Nissan Maxima, a college graduation gift from her mom. About 10 minutes later, Remy Ma got out of the SUV, pulled open the driver's side door of the Maxima and shot the woman twice in the midsection, police sources and witnesses said.

Remy tried to flee the scene in her SUV, but wrecked it a few blocks away.  The two men who were with her were arrest by police while the "bad ass" rapper ran on foot like a chicken shit.

The picture above is from Barnes-Joseph's MySpace page, obviously from a day when the two women were getting along much better.  Remy is on the left and Barnes-Joseph is on the right. (It's okay, I didn't know who she was either.)

I hope they catch this bitch and teach her a lesson.  No one is above the law, no matter how many foul words you have in your vocabulary!

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Saying good-bye to Lady Bird Johnson


The nation is in mourning over the lost of a former first lady.  The wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, widely known as Lady Bird, passed away this week. 

Three days of rememberance began on Friday and will end Sunday with her formal funeral.

About 2,000 guests are expected to attend the service at Riverbend Centre, including first lady Laura Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush; former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton; President Jimmy Carter; his wife Rosalynn Carter; and former first lady Nancy Reagan. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President Kennedy, is also expected to attend.

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Big Brother 8: Second nominations *SPOILER*

The nanny is in control of the Big Brother 8 house!  Jen won the Head of Household competition during Thursdays live show on CBS.

On Friday, Jen made her nominations for eviction, and her nominations may (or may not) surprise you!

Here's the full spoiler update!

As Head of Household, Jen has the responsiblity of nominating two of her housemates for eviction.

On Friday, Big Brother announced that nominations would take place.  After the ceremony it was quickly easy to find out that Daniele and Dick have been nominated for eviction.

Pitting the estranged father/ daughter rivalry against each other was somewhat expected.  Jen and Dick obviously do not get along, and Jen seems a bit jealous over all of the attention that Nick is giving Daniele.  However, fans in the Big Brother 8 HQ forum seem to believe that Jen took the easy way out.

"I cannot believe this. . .Dick & Daniele. . .Jen is so jealous about Daniele and she of course is scared of EVIL Dick. . .it was the easy way out," one BB8 HQ member writes.

The nominees will be announced Sunday on CBS.  Then on Thursday's live show, the second person will be evicted from the Big Brother 8 house.

[Photos compliments of Big Brother 8 HQ]

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Enrique Iglesias to appear on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

The always gorgeous Enrique Iglesias is scheduled to perform his song "Somebody's Me" on the So You Think You Can Dance live results show Thursday, July 19!

We can't get enough Enrique!

The remaining 12 finalists (Kameron Bink, Anya Garnis, Jaimie Goodwin, Lauren Gottlieb, Neil Haskell, Sabra Johnson, Hok Konishi, Pasha Kovalev, Dominic Sandoval, Lacey Schwimmer, Sara Von Gillern and Danny Tidwell) will compete as couples once again on the performance show Wednesday, July 18 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Having sold 40 million albums in little more than a decade, Enrique Iglesias is one of the most successful artists in pop music history. The Madrid-born, Miami-raised singer began writing and recording songs as a teenager, although he did not use his real name until he secured his first recording contract. His self-titled debut album sold more than a million copies in the first three months after its release, and the follow-up, 1997's "Vivir," broke into the U.S. Top 40. Within three years, Iglesias became the biggest-selling Spanish-language singer in the world; he leads all artists with 16 No. 1 Billboard Latin hits.

Iglesias expanded his audience beyond the Latin market in 1999 with "Enrique," his first English-language CD, which was certified double platinum and included the mega-hits "Bailamos," "The Rhythm Divine," "Be With You" and "Could I Have This Kiss Forever." "Enrique" was followed by "Escape," featuring the hits "Hero" and "Escapar"; the Spanish-language album "Quizas"; Iglesias' seventh album, "7"; and the recently released "Insomniac," crafted over a three-year period with stops in Miami, Los Angeles and Sweden.

source: Movie Web

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Boy George: Did he really say that?!


When Kylie Minogue sees these comments that her former friend and colleague Boy George made about her and others on his fansite, there probably won't be any more hugging going on!

What the hell was he thinking?! 


It looks like Boy George's trousers are in wad after Kylie's record company didn't pick-up the songs that she collaborated with Georgie on.... awww maybe a rent boy can make it all better?!

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Move over Paris, here comes Posh


Los Angeles has a new phenomenon called The Beckhams!

This means that paparazzi love-child Paris Hilton has some competition for her spot in the headlines as Victoria "Posh" Beckham has finally landed.

The difference between Posh and Paris is that Posh is actually famous for her accomplishments and not just her last name.  As a result, Posh will likely knock Paris off the front pages!

Victoria really knows how to work the media.  Posh even made her own entrance (pretty in pink) as her husband David Beckham was officially welcomed to the LA Galaxy on Friday as to make sure both members of this power couple get their fair share of coverage.  Smart!

I, for one, will be glad to report on someone other than Paris Hilton for once!

Welcome to America you sexy bitches!

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David Beckham, now America's most wanted

It's officially David Beckham is official America's most popular soccer player, and he is getting the paycheck to prove it!

Becks accepted his #23 jersey on Friday making him the newest member of the Los Angeles Galaxy.  Giving soccer the attention it has never really gotten in America, both entertainment and sports crews flooded the Home Depot Center to welcome one of the world's sexiest athletes ever!

"I think potentially in the States soccer could be as big as it is everywhere in the world and I’m very proud to be part of that for the next five years, and maybe after that.

"In my career I have played for two of the biggest club sides in the world, Manchester United and Real Madrid, and I’ve played for 11 years for my country and still am playing for my country.

"I’ve always looked for challenges in my career and something exciting in my life."

The media attention is coming at a hefty paycheck for the Galaxy.  David Beckham is making US soccer history expecting to earn about a million bucks each week for at least the next five years.

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July 13, 2007

Big Brother 8: Video of Dick cursing off Jen *Spoiler*

Big Brother 6 and Big Brother 7 All Stars were both two season known for their great fights mainly because Howie wasn't afraid to scream at the women when needed.

This year it looks like Evil Dick is the one who isn't afraid to verbally assault the women of Big Brother 8.  The big question is, is it part of his strategy.

We labeled this as a spoiler, because it hasn't aired yet.  It doesn't spoil the story line unless you didn't already know that Dick thinks Jen is a bitch!

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The Duff's and their new men


Haley and Hillary Duff have evidently nabbed themselves a few men.  The two celebrity sisters have been spotted around town with Brody Jenner and Frankie Delgado.

While the Duff girls have been denying that anything is really going on... we wonder who is bangin' who.

It looks like the folks over at TMZ.blog have figured it out.  Their cameras caught Hil holding hands with punk-ass Frankie Delgado, so it looks like Haley gets Brody Jenner.

That worked out well, huh?

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Meet (and date) Hot Mess dancer Thomas!


Since we don't normally have Go-Go dancers at gaysocialites.blog sponsored events, everyone is going crazy over the dancers at Hot Mess.

We have a new dancer there who is getting a lot of attention!  Meet Thomas!  This week, for the first time ever, I have been fielding e-mails, texts and phone calls from people asking me about a go-go boy and it was this Hot Mess named Thomas.

Now that his pictures is in HX Magazine this week, he's definitely going to be in high demand! 

Here's your chance to get up close and personal with Thomas.  On Sunday, July 22nd you can win a date with him only at HOT MESS!!!  More details to come.

Thomas will be at Porky's this Sunday, so if you head over to HOT MESS to meet him, don't forget that Gay Socialites are always FREE just tell them you're a guest of gaysocialites.blog at the door! 

Porky's is located at 55 W. 21st Street in New York City!

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This week in Britney Spears


It's never easy being Britney Spears, but this week has been a bit more difficult for the former pop tart.

Not only did Britney have to foster her continued battle with her mother, Lynne, but she also canned her assistant/ cousin Ali too.  In addition, Spears had to face speculation that she is boinking her bodyguard.  We're not done yet, Britney has a stalker and you'll never believe what he is doing for her kids!

Britney Spears served her mother with papers two weeks ago saying that Lynne couldn't see Sean Preston and Jayden James, now Britney has sent her cousin and companion Alli packing.

Rumors were flying late this week that Child Protective Services had visited Spears' mansion and found it unfit for the kids.  On Friday, TMZ reported that as untrue saying that its Britney's stalker who keeps calling child services on her, and he's "a nut."  Evidently there is no truth in the allegations that Britney removed the two tots and headed for the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

On Friday, we also got reports that Britney is having problems with her K-Fed again as he is threatening NOT to sign the divorce papers saying he may go for full custody of the boys.

If there is a such thing as good news for Britney, this would be it - she's evidently planning an album release for Christmas.

I'll have to see it to believe it!

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The History of Friday 13th!

Happy Friday the 13th my precious gay socialites!

While this holiday might mean bad luck to most, for us its just another reason for a crazy weekend of parties!

If you want to know the history behind Friday, 13th keep reading below.  If you're looking for the weekend party line-up, here it is!



Rocking Out Anija Cox at Rush, 579 Sixth Ave (@ 16th St), gaysocialites.blog Anija Cox didn’t pull a Winehouse—she loved every minute of rehab! Now she’s going from the sick house to this Chelsea twink haunt for a one night only showstopper, bringing trademark flash and sass to the stage for a fierce rendition of “Dreamgirls”. DJ Steve Sidewalk and John Marto spin. $5 frozen drinks till midnight. 10pm; $10 with invite/or flyer; $15 general admission.
Thanks Next Magazine!

Sunday in NYC:

Publicity Whores Hot Mess at Porky’s, 55 W 21st St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), gaysocialites.blog, porkysnyc.blog Hot Mess is all about gossip, attention and the pleasures of paparazzi as they root out the new face of scandal. Pull a Lindsay as a fleet of photographers scour the dance floor for a new tabloid queen that’s destined to be the talk of GaySocilites.blog on Monday morning. Let the open bar till 11pm relsease your inner Paris. 10pm; $5. Thanks again Next Magazine!

History of Friday the 13th

No historical date has been verifiably identified as the origin of the superstition. Before the 20th century, although there is evidence that the number 13 was considered unlucky, and Friday was considered unlucky, there was no link between them. The first documented mention of a "Friday the 13th" is generally listed as occurring in the early 1900's.[1][2][3]

However, many popular stories exist about the origin of the concept:

The Last Supper which is supposed by popular Christian belief to have been on Thursday, with Judas numbered among the thirteen guests (Jesus plus his 12 apostles), and that the Crucifixion of Jesus which is supposed by popular Christian belief to have occurred on a Friday. However, Judas was not actually present for the latter part of the meal.

One theory, offered in the novel The DaVinci Code holds that it came about not as the result of a convergence, but a catastrophe, a single historical event that happened nearly 700 years ago. The catastrophe was the decimation of the Knights Templar, the legendary order of "warrior monks" formed during the Christian Crusades to combat Islam. Renowned as a fighting force for 200 years, by the 1300s the order had grown so pervasive and powerful it was perceived as a political threat by kings and popes alike and brought down by a church-state conspiracy, as recounted by Katharine Kurtz in Tales of the Knights Templar (Warner Books: 1995):

"On October 13, 1307, a day so infamous that Friday the 13th would become a synonym for ill fortune, officers of King Philip IV of France carried out mass arrests in a well-coordinated dawn raid that left several thousand Templars — knights, sergeants, priests, and serving brethren — in chains, charged with heresy, blasphemy, various obscenities, and homosexual practices. None of these charges was ever proven, even in France — and the Order was found innocent elsewhere — but in the seven years following the arrests, hundreds of Templars suffered excruciating tortures intended to force 'confessions,' and more than a hundred died under torture or were executed by burning at the stake."


A Thoroughly Modern Phenomenon

There are drawbacks to the "day so infamous" thesis, not the least of which is that it attributes enormous cultural significance to a relatively obscure historical event. Even more problematic, for this or any other theory positing premodern origins for Friday the 13th superstitions, is the fact that no one has been able to document the existence of such beliefs prior to the 19th century. If people who lived before the late 1800s perceived Friday the 13th as a day of special misfortune, no evidence has been found to prove it. As a result, some scholars are now convinced the stigma is a thoroughly modern phenomenon exacerbated by 20th-century media hype.

Also, according to Snopes.blog, an urban legend affirming-or-debunking website, "the claim that the Friday the 13th superstition began with the arrest of the final Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Jacques Demolay, on Friday, October 13, 1307, is a modern-day invention.


Effects in people and cultures

"It's been estimated that [U.S] $800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day because people will not fly or do business they would normally do." [4]

Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they are simply unable to get out of bed when Friday the 13th rolls around. The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute estimates that more than 17 million people are affected by a fear of this day. [5] Despite that, representatives for both Delta and Continental Airlines say that their airlines don't suffer from any noticeable drop in travel on those Fridays. [6]

A British Medical Journal study has shown that there is a significant increase in traffic-related accidents on Friday the 13ths.[7]

Source: Wikipedia.org

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Perez Hilton announces show, gets spanked on the View

Perez Hilton got spanked on the View Friday as he arrived on the gab fest to announce his new show  on Vh-1. 

Before getting truly drilled by the panel consisting of Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Sheppard and Elisabeth (aka Elisabitch) Hasselbeck, Perez (born Mario Lavenderia) tagged himself the "gay Barbara Walters." Perez says that VH-1 has purchased a series of reports to be delivered by the self proclaimed "Queen of All Media."

The show titled "What Perez Sez" will evidently start airing this September. 

He has been hyping a big announcement all week, and I guess this is it. 

I noticed Perez didn't promote this View appearance as much as I expected.  I guess that's because it was recorded and he knew he got spanked even by Elisabeth... hee hee hee.  The panel manly pounded Perez over putting celebrities' kids in the spotlight and outting gay celebrities.  He said he considers it "reporting."

Regardless, congrats on the new show Perezelle!

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Meet the hottest men in sports!

David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Michael Phelps are all spotlighted at ABC.blog as being some of the hottest male atheletes, and I couldn't disagree!

David is here in the US to make a ton of money by playing for LA Galaxy.

Make sure you vote for the sexiest athlete at ABC.blog too!

More on the Beckhams coming to America....

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I think I love Victoria Beckham too! (with Video)

It's pretty obvious that I love David Beckham, but I also think I'm falling in love with Victoria too! 

I mean, I like Becks and Posh in COMPLETELY different ways. But after watching the interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show, I realize that Posh is going to grow on me!

Matt does point out that she always looks angry in photographs, but he also acknowledged that she is always being hounded by the paparazzi.

That was pretty evident by the photos of Victoria and David arriving in Los Angeles Thursday night.

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The Beckhams are here!

The Beckhams are here!  The entire Galaxy came out on Thursday to welcome David and Victoria to America. 

There were tons of paparazzi surrounding LAX airport.  It was like they were arriving at an awards show or movie premier!  It was crazy!

Posh, David, and their three boys were spotted as they boarded their plane in London.  Of course, they looked like they were going for a cover shoot. Could Posh's glasses be any bigger? 

David is expected to appear at a Galaxy press conference today where the team will announce him as their new star!

I bet its going to be gorgeous! 

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Here are those "scandalous" Miss Jersey pictures


Last week, we first told you that Miss New Jersey Amy Polumbo was being black mailed by someone who said they had some risqué pictures of the beauty queen.  The unrevealed blackmailer threatened to release said photos if Amy didn't step down as Miss New Jersey.

Thank goodness Miss New Jersey didn't resign over this "scandal," because these are the photos they were using to black mail her!  They came from Polumbo's freakin' facebook account!  Now, tell me what is risque about that?!  They aren't the most flattering pictures, but they definitely aren't black mail worthy!

Amy Polumbo released the photos on the Today Show.

After coming clean about the potential of a scandal, Polumbo gets to keep her crown.

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Big Brother 8: America has the power!

I am such a reality TV show junky, that I got giddy when Eric casted his vote on Big Brother 8 saying, "America, we vote to evict Carol."  My eyes are getting teary thinking about it.

At first, I wasn't sure if I was going to like Eric as America's Player, but I am really started to like him the more and more that I watch Big Brother on CBS, the live feeds and on SHOTOO's Big Brother After Dark.  It's like Big Brother all the time! 

Until midnight PST, America can vote at www.cbs.blog on who Eric should sway the new HoH Jen to nominate for eviction.  I voted for Joe! 

Exercise your right to vote America!

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July 12, 2007

Is Nicole Richie's baby at risk?

Even though Nicole Richie hasn't even admitted that she pregnant yet, Star Magazine is reporting that Nicole's unconfirmed, unborn baby may be at risk.

She's just 25 years old, but Nicole Richie has done more than her share of hard living. And now, say medical experts, she may have to pay the price.

Nicole has been using heroin and pills. She's abused alcohol and cocaine and battled devastating anorexia. She has also been arrested for DUI and drugs and has done three stints in rehab, while becoming famous as Paris Hilton's wild party pal.

But the 12-weeks-pregnant The Simple Life star is facing her biggest challenge yet — motherhood.

Although she's frightened and desperate to stay clean, sources say sobriety remains a daily struggle, and experts agree that beating her demons will likely be a long and arduous process.

Doctors say Nicole's pregnancy is unusually high-risk. If she did have drugs in her system when she got pregnant, she could be at risk for a miscarriage or birth defects.

Nicole's weight is another serious ongoing problem. Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., a clinical professor at Yale University (who has not treated Nicole), is surprised that the scary-skinny star could conceive at all. "That baby is at extraordinary risk," says Dr. Minkin. "Nicole needs to gain at least 40 pounds to nourish the baby properly."

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Brooke Hogan's Mall Tour

Brooke Hogan must be ready to show her new boobs off to Malls across America.  On Thursday, Brooke announced her Mall Tour dates on her MySpace page.

It worked for Tiffany and the Backstreet Boys, well they didn't have MySpace pages at the time as a promotion tool, but they were big hits in mall food courts everywhere! 

Do you think it will work for Hulk Hogan's little girl?  And did she have boob job or not?!

“Upcoming Tour Dates!!

Hey guys,

I am part of the upcoming Simon D Mall Tour. Check out the dates below to see if I’m coming to a city near you soon!

July 13th, Ocean County Mall in Tom’s River, NJ.

July 27th, Montgomery Mall in North Wales, PA.

August 10th, Town Center at Cobb in Atlanta, GA

August 19th, Orland Square Mall in Orland Park, Il.

August 25th, Northgate Mall in Seattle, WA.

August 26th, Tacoma Mall in Tacoma, WA.

September 2nd, Laguna Hills Mall in Laguna Hills, CA.

All events begin at 3:00 p.m.

Hope to see you guys there!!


Brooke Hogan, coming to a Simon Mall near you!

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ABC Producer dies of heart complications at 36

Emmy award winning ABC news producer Eddie Pinder died at the young age of 36.  The network is reporting that they lost their beloved producer to a heart complication.

You can definitely tell that Pinder was a great asset to ABC and will be missed.  On Thursday night, ABC World News did a special tribute to Eddie and his former ABC colleagues have been blogging their memories of the ground breaking producer.

Pinder was also the much respected co-anchor of "Speak Freely," and had a correspondent blog at ABC.blog. His career began with ABC in 1997 and was recognized for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

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Gay sports fans now have an OUT let

"Sports Out Loud" is going where no magazine has gone before - covering sports for the gay crowd! 

I know it seems like an oxymoron to be gay sports fanatic, but evidently there is a market.

For those of us who are not into sports, but into athletic guys -- we can benefit too!  Check out the pictures above!  I love it already!!

The first issue launched at L.A. Pride and is now available nation-wide.

The locker room reporter positions at "Sports Out Loud" will definitely be the hardest to get!!!

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CourtTV goes reality

Time Warner announced on Wednesday that their newly acquired CourtTV will be revamped and rebranded as TruTV

The network will get a new look, new logo and new format.

Time Warner has decided to move away from the court format and more towards reality programming as a whole.

The new TruTV format will replace CourtTV effective January 1, 2008.

Change of venue: Court TV redubbed truTV

Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:28PM EDT

By Kimberly Nordyke

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Court TV on Wednesday unveiled its new name: truTV.

The rebranding -- which also will feature a new look, new logo and expanded programming lineup -- is set to take effect January 1. As part of the rebranding, the network has put four new unscripted projects into development.

Court TV, which was fully acquired by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System Inc. last year, announced in March that it would be taking on a new name and look that emphasizes reality over legal programming.

In their announcement Wednesday, Turner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin and Court TV general manager Marc Juris said the new name reflects the network's lineup of "real-life" series and that truTV will target a group of viewers known as "real engagers," defined as people who want real-life, engaging programming told in the first person.

"The success of the Turner Entertainment Networks can be attributed in a big way to the fact that we have built strong brands that resonate with viewers," Koonin said. "With this new name, truTV joins its sister networks TNT, TBS and TCM in establishing itself (as) a solid, identifiable brand, paving the way for continued growth."

Juris said, "Early in the rebranding process, we realized that the current network name doesn't reflect the direction of our programming or our growing target audience of 'real engagers.' In truTV, we now have the ideal name that fits both the programming and the target audience. The network will be top of mind for 'real engagers' seeking real-life action programming, real-life emotion and access to places they can't normally go."

Each weekday morning, truTV will continue to feature a six-hour block of trial coverage. Nielsen Media Research measurement will start at 3 p.m. weekdays with the new talker "Star Jones," a live one-hour show.

In primetime, early evening and late night, truTV will continue to feature unscripted series that target the "real engagers" demo, it said, including "Speeders," "Forensic Files," "Haunting Evidence" and the upcoming series "Bounty Girls," "The Real Hustle" and "Most Daring."

In addition, four new projects are in development (all are working titles):

-- "Neighbors 911" features former Green Beret Myke Hawke trying to help people resolve their feuds.

-- "Ski Patrol" follows the men and women who work in some of the most extreme environments in the country, like dynamiting snowdrifts.

-- "Black Gold" follows the "wildcatters" in Texas -- oil prospectors who race one another to tap into the last remaining U.S. reserves -- as they risk their lives and money setting up rigs in an attempt to strike oil.

-- "Outlaw Chasers" revolves around Randy Hicks and Lanny Dean, described as a "renegade pair of storm junkies" who pursue tornadoes.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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Big Brother hottie Nick Starcevic's gay strategy

Nick Starcevic is definitely this year's Big Brother heart throb and it also seems that he using that as a part of his strategy.  But how could a straight guy be so comfortable with his gay tendencies?

As we mentioned before in the article titled, "Big Brother's Nick Starcevic has a gay past," Nick admitted to giving oral sex to another guy. 

Now, there is even talk that Nick let Dustin massage him down below (through his clothes of course) and he even let Dustin's ex-boyfriend Joe "dry hump" him.

In this video, Nick even admits that he has a "Top 5 Guys" who he would screw list.  Now that's interesting. 

You have to admit that whether he's gay or straight, he's still as hot as hell!

Enjoy the view of Big Brother's Nick Starcevic, possible homo.  {Fingers are crossed!}



[Photos compliments of Big Brother 8 HQ]

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Big Brother 8 Spoiler: The Mrs. Robinson Alliance

The first Big Brother 8 alliance formed between Kail, Zach, Mike and Nick has a name.  Their alliance has been tagged the Mrs. Robinson Alliance. 

How long can they stay together as one member is having second thoughts?

How long will it take for them to be exposed in the house?

Keep reading for some of those answers.


As we all know, Kail put together an alliance very early in the game and ultimately invited Mike, Zach and Nick to form the "Mrs. Robinson" alliance.  Two episodes into the season, it seems like that alliance may already be on shaky ground.

Nick is having second thoughts about remaining in the foursome after catching Zach in a lie.

It looks like they have been figured out though.  Daniele seems to have figured out that Mike, Zach and Kail are in an alliance, but she doesn't suspect Nick yet.  Daniele may have the wool pulled over her eyes as Nick works behind her back with the Mrs. Robinson Alliance.

However, Nick could get too worried about being able to trust Zach and pull a Big Brother shocker by picking the girl over the alliance.  In previous seasons, the guys have adopted a "Bro's before Ho's" pact to keep their alliances tighter than their showmances.

Big Brother 8's twist don't seem to be playing a lot into the game yet.  America's Player Eric has completed one task and will soon learn that America will be advising him on whether he should vote to evict Carol or Amber making one of these ladies the first person to leave the Big Brother 8 House.

The first eviction results for Big Brother 8 will air live Thursday at 8pm EST on CBS.

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July 11, 2007

David Beckham on cover of Sports Illustrated


David Beckham doesn't even move to the United States until Thursday, but the soccer hunk is already taking over the country!

Becks not only took over the cover of W Magazine, but he is also the coverboy for the latest edition of Sports Illustrated.

Thank goodness Mr. Beckham is gorgeous, huh?!!!!!  The LA Galaxy is definitely going to be the most popular soccer team in the nation!!!

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Paris Hilton caught smoking weed!

Once a pot head, always a pot head?

Jail bird Paris Hilton was evidently caught smoking weed outside of Teddy's nightclub in Los Angeles.  Hilton, who recently served 23 days in jail for breaking her DUI probation, told Larry King in her first post-jail interview that she had never done drugs.

Spy witnesses say that Paris got out of her SUV in a "cloud of marijuana smoke."  The New York Post has a source who says "she took a huge puff off a joint, then opened the door and exhaled the pot smoke basically in my face."

Paris' rep doesn't want to comment.  Of course he doesn't!  Do you remember what happened the last time a Hilton rep "advised" her on legal issues?

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Shemar Moore naked on gay beach (HOT PICS!)


Former Young and the Restless hottie Shemar Moore was busted frolicking on a gay beach!  The National Enquirer has the censored photos like the one seen above, but the gossip gangsta Perez Hilton managed to get his hands on the real thing!

Click here for the unsensored naked pics of Shemar on the gay nude beach!

Perez did raise a good question... what the hell was Shemar Moore doing at a gay beach?!  Is he on our team now?

Here they are!  The HOTTTT naked pics of Shemar Moore naked!

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Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson, dead at 94

Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady known for her environmental conservation and landscape beautification efforts, died today. She was 94.

The widow of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, had suffered a stroke in 2002 that left her with difficulty speaking.

She is survived by her adult children, Lynda Bird Robb, wife of former Virginia Sen. Chuck Robb, Luci Baines Turpin, and seven grandchildren.

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The Beckhams in W magazine (great photos!)

As we first told you on Tuesday, David and Victoria Beckham grace the cover and pages of the latest edition of W magazine.  Because you loved the teaser photos of David and his wife so much, here are the rest of the photos! 

The pictures are smoking hot, and I must admit that even skinny Victoria "Posh" Beckham looks amazing!

Enjoy the view of David and Victoria Beckham!







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Nicole Richie gets trial delayed

So Paris Hilton wasn't above the law, but Nicole Richie might be a little smarter!  Here she is hiding behind a pillow to avoid officially confirming her pregnancy.

As we told you yesterday, the mother-to-be fled to Canada with her baby daddy Good Charolette frontman Joel Madden.  I guess it worked.

Today a judge decided to delay wrong-way-Richie's trial until August so that a drug expert can testify on the Simple Life star's behalf.

“His testimony will be critical to Miss Richie’s case and there is no other expert retained by the defense who can testify in this regard,” Richie’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, wrote in her motion.

Nicole will now have to face her consequences on August 16th.  By this point, she is going to be pretty damn preggo!  Maybe she hopes to get the judge's sympathy!

Richie is on trial for driving the wrong way on a California freeway.  Police say she admitted to drinking, smoking weed and taking Vicodin.  Since this is not her first offense, she could spend up to a year behind bars!

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Obama Girl has the hots for Hillary Clinton

Taryn Southern made her way to internet stardom as the 'Obama Girl,' now the former American Idol contestant has the hots for Hillary.

In her latest video, Taryn professes her love for the former first lady and democratic presidential frontrunner, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

If you thought that "Obama Girl" was hot, then you're going to love "Hot4Hill!"

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Reporter fired over 'bikini lapse in judgement'

Chicago news vetran Amy Jacobson was canned this week after a video of her running around in a bikini top and towel with the estranged husband of a missing Plainfield woman. [watch the video here]

Amy Jacobson said she just went swimming with Craig Stebic and never expected this to ruin her career.

"I'm crushed. I can't lie to you. I'm devastated," she said in her first interview, just hours after she was fired by the NBC-owned station Tuesday.



"I thought they would suspend me and then support me. I can't believe they did this after all I'd done for them. They know why I was there. There was never any challenge as to my motivation or intent," she said.

Larry Wert, president and general manager of Channel 5, declined to discuss why Jacobson was out, calling the matter "a complicated issue" and "a close, tough call." He praised her work as "a valued member of the team for more than 10 years."

Craig Stebic, whose estranged wife, Lisa Stebic, has been missing since April 30th. The couple, who have two children, were in the midst of a divorce.

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Legally Blonde stars join in on Broadway Barks

The cast of 'Legally Blonde' has signed on to help out with this year's Broadway Barks. 

This star-studded dog and cat adopt-a-thon benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and sponsored by the ASPCA and will once again be hosted by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters.

The event takes over the Shupert Alley and features a sampling of potential pets from several New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies, and representatives from the various organizations will be on hand to offer educational information on spaying and neutering. 

You will also have the chance to bid on celebrity-autographed memorabilia.

Broadway Barks takes place on Saturday starting at 3:30pm.  The auction celebrity presetations begin at 5:30.  For more information visit www.BroadwayBarks.blog.

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Big Brother 8: America helps Eric decide who to evict

America's Player Eric has received his second challenge on Big Brother 8.  This time, Eric will get advice by viewer's votes as to whom he should evict from the house - Carol or Amber.

Eric is playing the Big Brother game with a whole new twist.  Known as America's Player, Eric will receive challenges based on popular vote via text and the web.  For each task that Eric completes, he wins $10,000.

Big Brother 8 is underway and here's the score board:

Nominees for eviction:  Carol and Amber

Head of Household:  Kail

Veto Winner: Daniele (not used)

Known Alliances:  Kail + Nick + Zach + Mike

[Photos compliments of Big Brother 8