Sunday, January 31, 2010

LADY GAGA SHARES A MEMORY FROM THE PAST

Gaga took to her twitter to remember where she started it all with The Fame over two years ago. She tweeted, "reminiscing about the beginning. i directed this almost 2 years ago with the haus of gaga. love." Here is a short film featuring some of her then soon-to-be-released songs from what would become the monter hit The Fame.



SALLY KELLERMAN THE SUBJECT OF NEW WEB SERIES

Academy Award nominated actress Sally Kellerman has had many hits on film including M*A*S*H (she was Hot Lips in the original movie), Back to School and Foxes. Now she is being filmed as the subject of a web series about her life. Shot and edited by my old pal Richard Levi, All About Sally follows Kellerman on her everyday Hollywood adventures around town. Eccentric, outspoken and sassy as all hell, Sally Kellerman is fun to watch. Check out a little sneak preview.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE!!

Justin Timberlake is 29 today! It's hard to believe the boybander from heaven is almost 30! Justin is sorely missed in the music world right now as he farts around trying to be an actor. MAKE AN ALBUM, J.T.! It's what you're actually good at. Anyhoosers, here are some Justin Timberlake snacks for the day.









COMMERCIAL FOR "BEYONCE HEAT" BY BEYONCE

Um, what? Beyonce is giving us all an opportunity to smell like her, and in the process a new commercial to make fun of. B. covers herself in some sort of grease, defaces a wall, has sex with her own reflection, contemplates a nipple-slip, stares at the camera like it's covered in ham......all in a hotel lobby. Hope there were no kids checking in! Anyway, here's the ad for Beyonce Heat. I mean really? I can't with that name already. Might as well have called it "Beyonce's Vagina" or "Oily Boobs". I like the last one. Has a nice ring to it. DIBS FOR MY FRAGRANCE!!

JERSEY SHORE IS COMING BACK WITH ORIGINAL CAST THIS SUMMER

The most disgusting show since.......EVER will be returning this summer with the same busted, nasty cast members we have come to loathe and hate. The MTV "show" Jersey Shore will be dry-heaving 12 additional episodes this summer for all of you that have not caught an STD from it. The cast of fugly disease carriers will find a new distination to spend their time fighting this time around. The location has not been revealed. The cast has been in negationation recently with MTV about their salary, but have come to an agreement. The amount the cast is being paid was not revealed, but if it's over $1.50, it's too much. I think if the New Jersey Italian American Legislative Caucus, who have rallied for the show to be cancelled due to its promotion of deragatory racial stereotypes, watched the Scurvy Whore, they would see it has less to do with being Italian than it does just being mentally impaired and b'fugly. SOMEONE PLEASE CANCEL THIS SHOW!!!!! [source]

GOSSIP GIRL'S TAYLOR MOMSEN CAUGHT SMOKING

In the big scheme of things that a 16-year-old girl in show business could be doing, this one is not in the top 10, but nevertheless, Taylor Momsen was photographed smoking a cigarette on the streets of New York. The press has been ripping her a new tracheotomy hole about it, but I say rip her parents a new one. SHE IS 16!! Of course, left to her own devices, she is going to try to do what she perceives as "grown up", but with proper parental supervision, don't you think she would know better? These spoiled little kids being allowed to party with their older counter-parts and act like "adults" really just need a good spanking as far as I'm concerned. Taylor clearly has no boundaries at home, which makes room for her to be the next Tara Reid. They kinda look alike anyway. [source][image]

HAWAII HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES KILL CIVIL UNION BILL

Really? Hawaii is such a nice state full of nice people, I can't belive they aren't more evolved than this. The civil union bill that passed through the Senate of the state last week and went to the House, which last year 33 of the 51 members of the House of Reps. voted in favor of civil unions, has been "indefinitely postponed". The fear of election-year backlash was cited by many. Supporters of the bill in the House shouted, "Shame on you!" to the cowards who changed their mind. The civil rights organization Equality Hawaii make a statement saying,""We're sorely disappointed that the Hawaii State House refused to take action on the civil unions bill. Today, the House put its own political interests before the interests of Hawaii's families and that's bad policy and bad politics. We pledge that this fight is not over and we will continue in our efforts to see true equality in our state." Shame on them, in deed. I guess there are still too many people who don't understand the equality that our contitution was SUPPOSED to provide for all of the people in our country. Keep fighting the fight. [source]

Saturday, January 30, 2010

SNOWING IN PHILLY

Brrrrr!!!

PEANUT BUTTER & CREAM CHEESE STUFFED FRENCH TOAST

What!??!! I didn't even eat half!

REVIEW: SADE - SOLDIER OF LOVE

Sade has finally come back. I was starting to feel like she didn't like me anymore. Her last album with her band (also called Sade), 2000's Lovers Rock, sold 3.9 million copies in the US and she has sold 50 million album worldwide since her debut in 1984 with Diamond Life. Known for her silky smooth voice, elegant orchestrations and beautiful face, Sade's music is meant for lovers. Soldier of Love is no exception. Her sound is still very distinctive, but this album is definitely their sound updated. The voice sometimes dips into a deeper register and there are some harder beats heard, such as on the debut single Soldier of Love (check out Sade looking hotter than ever in the VIDEO). There are gorgeous melodies aplenty from the opening track The Moon and the Sky with it's dreamy guitar to the tinkling piano of Morning Bird. Sade Adu is Nigerian British, and on many songs throughout her career (Sweetest Taboo, Paradise) you can here the desert in her voice. On Soldier of Love it is present in BabyFather, the sexy Skin and the albums' closer, The Safest Place. Sade always takes time between albums since the 90s and this one is SOOOOOOOO worth waiting for. Sade's voice is still impeccable and the melodies will enchant you. This album is bound to gather a ton of Grammys next year. I will give this an A+

REVIEW: CORINNE BAILEY RAE - THE SEA

Corinne Bailey Rae made her way onto the scene in 2006 with her remarkable self-titled debut album. Her hits Put Your Records On and, my personal favorite, Like a Star were just a taste of what Corinne was creatively. She was nominated for several BRIT Awards and Grammy Awards, winning Album of the year in 2008 for her debut. It took a while to cross over to America. After the success of her debut, Corinne began work on her follow-up, but suddenly her husband, musician Jason Rae, died of an accidental overdose. Corinne's new album The Sea, reflects her sadness in many songs. You can hear the longing in such songs as Are You Here, Feels Like the First Time, Love's on It's Way. Don't be tricked though. This is not just a somber album. In many respects it's darker and edgier than the first. There are some more guitars (Diving for Hearts) sweet organs (I Would Lie to Call It Beauty, Paper Dolls) and amazing soul (The Blackest Lily, Closer) and pure joy (Paris Nights/New York Mornings). Rae is in fine form and seems to be one of those rare singer/songwriters who can channel her emotions perfectly into her music. This album is a must. Love love love it. I give it an A.

Friday, January 29, 2010

PEE-WEE GETS AN iPAD

HILAROIUS!!! Watch Pee-Wee (aka Paul Rubens)skit for FunnyorDie about the iPad. He is a classic. Steve Jobs is not gonna like this!! It's so cool to see Pee-Wee's Playhouse again!!!!!!!

VIDEO: CORINNE BAILEY RAE - I'D DO IT AGAIN

The beautiful Corinne Bailey Rae is back after a long absence and the death of her husband with a emotional album, The Sea. (review coming soon) Here is the first single, I'd Do It All Again. So gorgeous. Love her!!!

Corinne Bailey Rae "I'd Do It All Again"

Corinne Bailey Rae | MySpace Music Videos

BILLY IDOL TO FRONT AEROSMITH?

This would be great for me. I still have a little thing for Billy. Well, not THAT little. Okay. TMI. Billy Idol, the rebel-yeller punk icon, is the new name floating around to fill the shoes of Steven Tyler while he recovers in rehab this year. Joe Perry recently announced that the band would be holding auditions for a replacement to tour with them. Lenny Kravitz was the last studly singer whose name was being flung around the rumor mill. Billy would be hot, but he can't sing like Steven. Hell, NO ONE can sing like Steven. I think they should just wait until Tyler in ready to get back on stage. How about you? [source]

SEX AND THE CITY 3 REPORTS ARE BULLSHIZZ

According to studio execs, the rumors flying all over the place about a third installment of the Sex and the City movies is UNTRUE!! The sequel to the massively successful Sex and the City: The Movie is coming out in May and my loins are already quivering. Seriously. I can't get any sleep because of my loins. Anyhoo, New Line Cinema is denying there are any plans to get the girls started on a third film, so shut up about it already. A company spokesperson put out the incredibly eloquent statement saying, "This is not true." Wow. Glad they expanded on it. I would love it if they made another SATC movie every year until I dropped dead. You know they are all going to live longer than the rest of us. SJP IS AN ALIEN QUEEN WHO WILL NEVER DIE, PEOPLE!!! Sex and the City 2 is coming soon. [source]

MORE NEW GOLDFRAPP: BELIEVER

We're still awhile away from the release of Goldfrapp's new album Head First, but earlier in the week we got a taste of the first single, Rocket. Now a song called Believer has leaked and it's a slice of electro-fantasy that I love already. Here's BELIEVER!

HELP END "DON'T ASK DON'T TELL"

Dan Choi is an Army Lieutenant fighting a discharge against him under the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy that the U.S. military has in place. The Courage Campaign sent out an email to all those who have supported them (of which I am included) that has a message from the brave Lieutenant Choi.


Please read the message and click on the lind to help in any way you can. Last night, the President repeated his campaign commitment to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" as part of his State of the Union address. While the President promised that DADT would come to an end "this year," he did not provide specifics -- and the White House still has not released a plan to kill it. That's unacceptable. I served in the Army for a decade under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" -- an immoral policy that forces American soldiers to lie about their sexual orientation. Worse, it forces others to tolerate deception. As I learned at West Point, deception and lies poison a unit and cripple a fighting force.That's why I feel strongly that America can't afford to allow this policy to continue one day longer. The time for talk is over. The time for action is now. If you agree, please join the Courage Campaign and sign my message to President Obama. Tell him "Don't wait. Don't delay. End DADT now!" DEADLINE: MONDAY.http://www.couragecampaign.org/DontDelay


Last March, I went on Rachel Maddow's show and spoke three truthful words: "I am gay." For that, instead of being able to do my duty keeping America safe, I face discharge from the Army for who I love. I face being fired from my job, not for what I do, but for who I am. As an infantry officer, an Iraq combat veteran and a West Point graduate with a degree in Arabic, I refuse to lie to my commanders. I refuse to lie to my peers. I refuse to lie to my subordinates. Last year, 424,343 letters were sent by Courage Campaign community members supporting my fight to stay in the military. We've moved the president but now we need to finish the job. That's why I'm asking for your help again to end DADT so other soldiers who want to serve their country don't face the same fate. Please sign my message to President Obama. Tell him "Don't wait. Don't delay. End DADT now!" DEADLINE: MONDAY.http://www.couragecampaign.org/page/m/4b660e0f/1baecac8/beb6ffc/40ba24f7/3774142082/VEsB/I've said it before and I'll say it again. National security means many things, but the thing that makes us secure in our nation and homes is love. As I was reminded again when I attended the historic Prop 8 trial, what makes me a better soldier, leader, Christian and human being is love.And I'm not going to hide my love. Love is worth it.Thank you for your support.


Daniel W. Choi1LT, INNew York Army National Guard"


Sign the petition and help get rid of the shameful policy against men and women who want to protect YOUR rights.

MADONNA FRIDAY: DON'T TELL ME

Madonna was on a hot streak with the release of her No. 1 album and single Music, and her success continued with Don't Tell Me. The closest Madonna will ever get to a country song, Madonna wrote the song with her brother-in-law Joe Henry (married to her sister Melanie). He had recorded the song for his 2001 album Scar. She and Mirwais took the song and rearranged it and the rest is history. For the video, Madonna took the cowboy theme of the pictures on her Music album and created a high-tech, country linedance inspired video with some sexy boys in tow. The single was another huge success, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed in the top 10 for eight weeks. The single has sold 4.5 million copies to date. One of my personal faves, this song got me through some really tough times when I was in a place I didn't want to be. I listened to it every morning on my way to work and it never failed to lift my spirits. Here's Don't Tell Me.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

NEW HAUS OF GAGA VIDEO: TEETH

GAY AS A CLUTCH PURSE ON TONY NIGHT!! This video is made by the Haus of Gaga actually and Gaga herself does not appear. Haus of Gaga is the people that Lady Gaga creates with and works with on everything she does. There are two super hot boys, one super awkward dancer, and some vampire things happening in the video. Watch Haus of Gaga's short film for TEETH, from The Fame Monster.

NICK JONAS IS A-DOOR-BELLLL

Nick Jonas is only 17, but he is just about the cutest lil' thing I ever did see. Ha. He writes his own music, has a very successful music and television career and is selling out stadiums all over the place. Nick recently posed for the cover and pages of Vman magazine. Check out the video below of the behind the scenes action at the shoot. [image]



FOLLOW MY PROJECT RUNWAY TWEETS TONIGHT

Don't be a douche, follow me on my twitter tonight tweeting my little fingers off during Project Runway. Yea!! So far so good for the season. They are weeding out all the losers first, so I have no problem with it so far. Who will get kicked off tonight? Will there be a guest judge? Will I have a dream about being Nina Garcia's best friend? The answer to the last question is YES, YES, GAWD YES!!!!

JOHNNY WEIR SKATING TO LADY GAGA'S "POKER FACE"

Outlandish figur skater Johnny Weir, who pust the weir in queer, has busted out some glitter and face paint to pay tribute to Lady Gaga. It's amazy!!! Johnny performed it as an exhibition at the 2010 Nationals and had the crowd rocking along. Check it out!!!

AVATAR ISN'T EVEN CLOSE TO THE BIGGEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME. CHECK THIS OUT

Avatar may have made the most movie of all time, but taking inflation and the number of people who have seen the film into consideration, it comes in at No. 26 overall. Wow!!! Think about it, how much to movie tickets cost now as compared to when you saw Titanic or can you imagine paying what people paid when they saw Gone With the Wind? Well, taking all that into consideration Gone With the Wind is still the No. 1 movie of all time. That movie played to sold out houses for YEARS! James Cameron's other classic blockbuster Titanic comes in at No. 6. Other biggies are a bunch of Spielberg productions: E.T. at No.4, Jaws at No. 7, Raiders of the Lost Ark at No. 16 and Jurassic Park at No. 17. So you see, Avatar has made assloads of money, but it doesn't mean it's REALLY the top grossing film of all time. Also, remember that movies used to cost much less to make, so their returns were ridiculous!! Still, over a billion dollars is certainly nothing to sneeze at.

AUTHOR J.D. SALINGER DEAD AT 91

J.D. Salinger, the author of the classic book Catcher in the Rye, has passed away at the age of 91 of natural causes. Salinger had lived in a remote, isolated house in Cornish, New Hampshire for the last decade. Catcher in the Rye was a controversial book of it's time and it's protagonist, Holden Caulfield, is among the most celebrated characters ever written. The novel has sold over 60 million copies worldwide. Though writing for adults, it was teenagers who really tuned into the writings of Salinger, themes of rebellion and refusing to be kept down by society. Catcher in the Rye became infamous in 1980 when Mark David Chapman shot down John Lennon, citing the book as in inspiration. Salinger was approached by everyone from Billy Wilder to Elia Kazan, Steven Speilberg to Harvey Weinstein to turn "Catcher" into a movie, but he never sold the rights. He later became famous for rejecting fame. Ironic, no? Salinger lived a long and interesting life and his work will live on forever. RIP J.D. Salinger. You will be missed. [source][image]

OMG!! PETA HAS GONE TOO FAR THIS TIME

Seriously, PETA? Are you kidding me? This is the most idiotic waste of time any person has ever spent writing a letter. Gemma Vaughan, PETA's animals in entertainment specialist (what?), recently wrote a letter to the organizers in charge of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog used for the yearly event, asking that he be replaced by a robot. WHAT? Why, you may ask? Vaughan claims Phil is "forced to be on display year round at the local library and is denied the ability to prepare for and enter yearly hibernation." I am sure she had a long conversation with Phil about this. She claims groundhogs are shy animals and "become easily upset when confronted by throngs of people, loud noises and camera flashes." Again, I'm sure from a sleepover she had with him. THIS IS RIDICULOUS!! The groundhog is very well cared for and beloved by everyone. Give me a break! PETA's executive vice president Tracy Reiman thinks an animatronic Phil "would attract new and curious tourists' to Punxsutawney's annual event." She, of course, is wrong. I say replace these two crazy people with robots and be done with it. When asked for a comment about PETA's statement, Punxsutawney Phil said, "They can eat me. Well, they wouldn't, but they can." I made that up. I don't talk to groundhogs like PETA does.[source]

SURPRISE! McCAIN DISAGREES WITH OBAMA. MAKES NO SENSE.

Obama sort of said he wanted Don't Ask Don't Tell repealed last night during his State of the Union Address last night. He stated it, but with no timeline or plan of action. Anyway, of course now John McCain must think of an excuse to disagree with him. Problem is, it doesn't make any sense. "In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to repeal the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. I am immensely proud of, and thankful for, every American who wears the uniform of our country, especially at a time of war, and I believe it would be a mistake to repeal the policy." THIS IS EXACTLY THE TIME TO REPEAL!! It's the only way to show the troops the we support ALL of them who are fighting for our country. He went on, "This successful policy has been in effect for over fifteen years, and it is well understood and predominantly supported by our military at all levels. We have the best trained, best equipped, and most professional force in the history of our country, and the men and women in uniform are performing heroically in two wars. At a time when our Armed Forces are fighting and sacrificing on the battlefield, now is not the time to abandon the policy." Now is the time and this argument is just plain stupid. If you really respect the armed forces, then bring them into this century and allow the gay men and women to fight for out country openly and proudly. It's nonsense to force people to hide their sexuality or be kicked out of a service they love. Screw you, McCain. Learn from your wife and daughter. [source]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SARAH MCLACHLAN!!

Sarah McLachlan, oh she of the angelic voice, is celebrating her 42nd birthday today. The Canadian singer is one of the distinctive voices in pop music today and has made some of the most beautful and memorable music of the last 20 years. Enjoy some of Sarah's best and HBD, SARAH!!


SNOWING HARDER!

videoHarlem is quiet and pretty.....in the snow.

LADY GAGA TO DUET WITH ELTON JOHN AT THE GRAMMYS?

Please say this is true!!!! Rumors are swirling that Gaga and Elton John are going to perform together at the Grammy Awards, which will result in my head exploding all over NYC. Metro reports, "...Elton refused to dispel the rumours after he was quizzed on the plans at the Rainbow Media dinner at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this week. But the singer's own camp say the 62-year-old Rocket Man is hoping for the duet to happen." DUH!!! What great press for both of them. Two flashy, ultimater show-stoppers up on stage together. The two are also both scheduled to appear at an AmFAR benefit gala; Elton to be honored and Gaga to perform. HEAVEN!!!!! [source][image][image]

SNOW MUCH?

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ZELDA RUBINSTEIN PASSES AWAY AT 76

The beloved little lady from Poltergeist and Teen Witch, Zelda Rubinstein, passed away today. She was 76. Rubinstein has been ill for some time and confined to the hospital. Born in 1933 in Philadelphia, Zelda didn't start acting until her 40s with roles in the Poltergeist movies and the television series Picket Fences. Rubinstein was also one of the first celebrities to lend her name and face to AIDS/HIV awareness in the 80s appearing on billboards around the country as a mother urging her gay son to play safe. Zelda will be missed but always remembered for her work and quirky qualities. RIP, Zelda. [source]

RECAP: TUESDAY AT THE PROP 8 TRIAL

One of the big questions posed today at the Prop 8 trial going on in California was: Do any scholars assert that permitting same-sex marriage would result in a lower rate of heterosexual marriage? Well, it seems the defense had no answer for that except there WASN'T ANY!! Also expert testimony AGAIN for the umpteenth time in the trial has shown that all research points to the fact that gay marriage can only strengthen a same-sex relationship and build a more stable environment for their family. Defense witness David Blankenhorn tried to twist words around by saying that the "core" purpose of marriage is to fulfill a child's need "to be emotionally, morally, practically and legally affiliated with the woman and the man whose sexual union brought the child into the world." Really? What about adopted children? Are they not fulfilled because their adopted parents didn't bring them into the world? What about marriages that don't result in children? What is the purpose of marriage then? Does that mean that marriage isn't necessary? How does THAT protect the sanctity of marriage? Blankenhorn added, "That is not all that marriage is or does, but nearly everywhere on the planet that in fundamentally what marriage is." Well I call bullshit on that. People get married all the time without the slightest intention of having kids. Some kids are raised by two HORRIBLE opposite-sex parents. Unmarried straight people have kids all the time. I don't see the bigoted right-wingers and fanatics who hide behind the bible running around snatching up their children because they feel it's immoral. I recall reading in the bible something about "let he who is without sin cast the first stone," and "judge not lest ye be judged". A good parent is a good parent: gay, straight, whatever. A child wants to be loved and to give love. Gay couples have proven time and time again that they are wonderful parents. Besides, parenting has no place as far as I'm concerned in a trial about gay marriage. [source]

UGLY BETTY OFFICIALLY CANCELLED!

Boo! ABC has confirmed to EW that this current season of Ugly Betty will be the last. They have also cut two episodes off their season run from 22 to 20. Totally sucks because this season has been really good and the cast is top notch at the slapstick-y type of comedy that they do and Liza just signed on! At least with this much notice the show will have time to put together a fitting send-off for the show. Producer Silvio Horta and ABC president Steve McPherson said in a joint statement, “We’ve mutually come to the difficult decision to make this Ugly Betty’s final season, and are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion. We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series, and felt it was important to give the fans a proper farewell.” Ugly Betty will be sorely missed in my house and in NYC since they film here. Yes. I can confirm it now. I WAS THE ONE WATCHING IT!! [source]

MICHAEL JACKSON'S KIDS PERFORMING AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS?

Maybe. E! News is reporting that an insider for the Grammy show is saying that Michael's three kids, Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket, have "been working on everything from singing to just making an appearance." The Grammy Awards will have a tribute to Michael and will premiere a 3D movie of his hit Earth Song for the HIStory album. Most of MJ's family, including his soops creepy father, Joe, will be attending the ceremony. I hope they don't parade the kids around on stage like props for the amusement of us. That is just wrong. If the children WANT to be part of it, why not?

APPLE iPAD UNVEILED AT LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE

The long rumored and eagerly awaited Apple iPad is finally here!! Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, revealed the technology at a press conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco this morning. The new device is not an electronic feminine hygiene product, as the name would suggest, but is actually a cross between a smartphone and a computer, but "more intimate than a laptop" said Steve Jobs. Similar to the iPhone, the iPad has a touch screen a touch keyboard. You can watch videos, surf the web, play games and even read electronic books (sorry Kindle). Sounds to me like it's just a keyboard-less computer. Right? Not sure why I would need this device. Apparently tablet computers have been around for a decade without much success, so Apple has their work cut out for them selling this one to me. CUT TO: Me holding my new iPad and feeling superior to all of you. [source and image]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV

Mikhail Baryshnikov, arguably the greatest male ballet dancer who ever lived, is 62 today!! An inspiration to generations of dancers, Baryshnikov is still dancing and acting and looking mighty fine. Happy birthday, Misha. We love your azz! Check out these scenes from 1985's White Knights, the opening ballet and an amazy scene with Helen Mirren. Gorgeous. [image]

JULIANNE MOORE AND ANNETTE BENING PLAYING LESBIAN COUPLE IN NEW MOVIE

YEA!! This a a lezzie love fest I can get onboard with!! The gorgeous Julianne Moore and the lovely Annette Bening are playing a lesbian couple in the new movie by Lisa Chodolenko (High Art, Laurel Canyon), The Kids Are All Right. I also love they used the correct spelling of "all right" and didn't put "alright". I hate that. Ha. The story centers around the lesbian couple who are suddenly and unwillingly reunited with the biological father of their two kids. The baster is played by Mark Ruffalo. This cast is excellent and both Moore and Bening give fantasgreat performances every time they step in front of a camera. I can't wait to see this movie. The reviews so far are great. [source][image]

LADY GAGA FANS CREATE A "GANG" SIGN

Lady Gaga fans to not mess around. We are serious and we are coming atcha!! Ha. Gaga's legion on minions known as "monsters" have adopted a gang sign to identify themselves as her followers. The "Monster Claw" is the "gnarled, palsied hand sign" that is being used from Lady Gaga's Bad Romance video. Apparently fans are throwing up the sign all through Gaga's Monster Ball Tour to show they are in the house. It's equivalent to the "rock on" sign you see at many heavy metal shows or the two-handed
"W" at Weezer shows. So if you see a claw in the air, claw back. Gaga is takin' over the world. [source][image]

DOLCE & GABBANA ARE SCARED OF MADONNA

Italian fashion legends Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were scared to ask Madonna to pose for their new campaign ads because they thought it would ruin their friendship. Why? Did they ask her in junior high? Madonna is the center of the 2010 Dolce&Gabbana spring/summer adverts showing up all over the place. The sexy pics are in black and white and picture Madge as an Italian housewife, cooking and cleaning and lying around......in Dolce&Gabbana. My mom wears a t-shirt with and American flag and sweats when she lies around the house. How about yours? Gabbana tells W Magazine, "There was a sort of fear on our behalf of asking Madonna to do anything business. We thought it could impact our relationship, and Madonna is one of the few people we're really in awe of. To have Madonna in our campaign is a dream come true." Duh!! Madonna could sell a radio to Helen Keller. She is the shizzball!!! [source][image]

KEVIN FEDERLINE BLAMES BRITNEY FOR WEIGHT GAIN

Ummm..okay. K-Fed turned K-Fat after his divorce. No doubt. But he saying it's because of his ex, Britney Spears, that he packed on the pounds. Kevin has signed up to be on Celebrity Fit Club (how depressing. K-Fat is a celebrity) after gaining a ginormous amount of weight last year. Seriously, it looked like someone morphed Justin Timberlake and Shelly Winters together. Now he is opening up about his divorce and that it was what lead to his fattening up along with depression. "Once you get depressed, you don't really feel like doing anything. You're kind of discouraged about yourself and then the weight gain too, or that makes me more depressed.
I mean, it's a combination of all of those things. Everybody knows what happened with me and Brit. I'm not going to say that's the total cause of it but, I mean, just not being happy with myself was probably the main part of my depression," he tells Access Hollywood. Kevin also talks about mending fences with Britney for the sake of their two boys and how happy he is with his life right now. WHAT DOES HE HAVE NOT TO BE HAPPY ABOUT?? He is rolling in his ex-wife's dough and barely has any responsibility! Jeesh! He had to get fat just to get back in the news. Who is he, Rene Zellweger? [source][image]

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

SIMON COWELLL LINES UP STARS FORM US AND UK FOR HAITI RELIEF

Simon Cowell has plenty of pull to get lots of big names on his single, a cover of REM's Everybody Hurts, to raise money for Haiti. Half the proceeds will go to Helping Haiti, a fund set up by The Sun, and the other 50 percent will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee. Some of the big names he already has lined up are Robbie Williams, Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, Jay-Z, Susan Boyle, Rod Stewart, Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole, James Blunt, Miley Cyrus, Michael Buble and Mika. Damn! That's a lot of star power. The song is currently being recorded in L.A. Robbie Williams states, “I'm very honoured to be asked to contribute to the single. We can all do something to help the people of Haiti - and I urge everyone to do what they can.” Agreed. The Hope for Haiti concert brought in almost $58 million last weekend. Sounds like a lot of help is on the way. [source]

NEW ARTIST: MATT MORRIS

Who was that cutie singing with Justin Timberlake at the Hope for Haiti concert? Matt Morris is a new artist recently signed by Justin Timberlake's label. For those of you as old as.....um......old people, Matt is also the son of country music superstar Gary Morris. Matt has been writing songs for years, including several hits for Christina Aguilera (Can't Hold Us Down), Kelly Clarkson (Miss Independent), and Reba McEntire's duet with Justin on her Duets album. His debut album was just released entitled When Everything Breaks Open. What really sells me on Matt is that he is openly gay and married to his husband Sean. They married when California allowed gay marriages for a hot second. [source]

JOIN ME TWEETING AMERICAN IDOL TONIGHT. HAPPY B-DAY, ELLEN!

I'm baaack!! I'll be tweeting American Idol tonight. Ellen Degeneres is starting tonight!! Should be good stuff. Follow me at my twitter or by refreshing this page and watching on the side bar. See ya there!! More blogs to come for tonight too, dont worry. :) Oh, BTW, it's Ellen's Birthday!! Happy Birthday, Ellen!!
CORRECTION: ELLEN IS NOT STARTING TONIGHT. I HAD MY DATES MIXED UP! HA.

ABBAWORLD? YES, PLEASE!

ABBA is one of the greatest bands ever. Their music is so fun and melodic and happy and sad and...... well. I like the. Since they are one of the biggest selling artists of all time, I am guessing most of you reading this do too, or at least have a fave ABBA song. Liar! Yes, you do. Well, if you are obsessed with ABBA, like me, and you're going to be in London, you can visit the ABBAWORLD museum and theme park!! WHAT?? Yes, it's true. The exhibit will open on Wednesday and the Swedish organizers promise it will be a "place for total interaction" with ABBA. The celebration kicks off tonight and members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anna-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad will be there. The music of ABBA will be all up in the hizzy at ABBAWORLD (duh!) and tells the story of the band in 25 rooms spread out over 2,800 square meters (it's in London, so you can convert it to feet if you wish). Costumes will be on exhibit and a recreation of Polar Studios, where the band recorded, and the cabin by the sea near Stockholm where Benny Anderson and Bjorn wrote the timeless hits. Interactive elements let fans take quizzes, mix the music themselves, dance and sing with ABBA in holographic video technology. The members of ABBA have vowed that they will never reunite, even though they are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. This may be the closest fans ever get to seeing them together in one place. I want to go to London so bad now I can taste it!!!! If anyone goes, let me know immediately! Ha. No, for realz. Let me know. I'd do anything for a ticket. ANYTHING. Not that, though. Okay. I'm rambling. Bye! [source]

GLEE'S JANE LYNCH ENGAGED TO HER GIRLFRIEND

Funny lady Jane Lynch who plays the hilarious Sue Sylvester on Glee is reportedly engaged to her longtime girlfriend, psychologist Lara Embry, reports the NY Times blog. The couple are planning to walk down the aisle in May if all reports are correct. Lynch is having a big year being nominated for a Golden Globe and the shwo winning a SAG award for best ensemble cast, this would be the cherry on top. New episodes of Glee return in April. Can't wait!! [source]

LOTS OF NAKED MEN ON TRUE BLOOD THIS SEASON!!

True Blood rolling out the peen to get our attention next season. Stars Ryan Kwanten and Sam Trammell, both delish beyond belief, want fans to know that their characters will be flopping the beef around when the show comes back in June. They told People.com "We joke about it — and who has the record for the most disrobes," said Trammell. "I think Ryan does. But I'm close behind him at this point because I've already disrobed like four or five times this year and I don't think he has at all. I've got to fight that out with him. Ryan is definitely ready to show up and flaunt it, because he's got the bod to back it up. He's probably the least bashful." Ryan, who plays hot mo'fo' Jason Stackhouse then added, "I tend to think that I live my life relatively fearlessly. If HBO knew half the things that I do in my personal life, they probably wouldn't be too happy about it ... I have no fear. I sort of hide behind the guise that I am playing a character ... Personally, I'm quite restrained and almost introverted. But as Mr. Stackhouse, I can't afford to have any of those sensitivities." GOOD!! It's about time we started exploiting men on television and film as much as we exploit women. Oh, who am I to get all high-n-mighty. I just want to see some bootie!!! [source and image]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EDDIE VAN HALEN

Guitar and keyboard master Eddie Van Halen is 55 today. He is the force behind Van Halen (and Van Hagar) and has been through some tough times, from alcoholism to cancer, divorce and beyond. Here are some awesom Van Halen vids. [image]



PROP 8 TRIAL CONTINUES IN CALIFORNIA

The first day of the defense case in the Prop 8 trial took place yesterday in California. The Prop 8 proponents (that's the ones AGAINST equality, aka BIGOTS) are trying to paint gays and lesbians as a powerful political group with politicians and organizations pushing for their rights. WHAT??? Wouldn't we have them by now if that were true? Dumbasses. Anyhoosers, Dr. Kenneth Miller, professor political science at Claremont McKenna College, thinks that the gay community has increasing influence in American politics, pushing anti-discrimination laws, adoption rights, federal hate crimes legislation and domestic partnerships in several states. He defines "political powerlessness" as having "no ability to attract attention of the lawmakers". You can attract attention all day long, but until you get someone to back you, it's useless. Miller stated when asked if gays have "political powerlessness" that he does not. He believes we have power. The expert for the plaintiff, Dr. Gary Segura from Stanford University, testified quite differently. He found through his research that gays are greatly lacking in political power and explained the above mentioned laws as, "“attempts to redress discrimination, to ameliorate a disadvantage. … While it’s good to have [these laws], it’s difficult to conclude that’s a measure of political power in itself.” Plaintiff's attorney David Boies went straight for Miller's credentials as an "expert", citing his last minute research on gay-related legislation and laws on discrimination for the purpose of his original depostion. Sounds like the plaintiff is making a fool out of the defense. NO MORE H8!!!!

OBAMA SET TO MAKE ANNOUNCEMENT ON DON'T ASK DON'T TELL

FINALLY!! Is Obama going to actually make a statement about something he promised to make a statement about a long time ago? I'll believe it when I see it. The announcement of congressional hearings concerning the ban on the rights of homosexuals to openly serve in the military has been postponed at the request of President Obama until after his Wednesday night State of the Union Address. Seems the President may state that military leaders will support changing the law, according to some lawmakers. There are hearings expected on the issue with military leaders, outside wintesses and panes of junior officers, says Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, the committee chairman. Levin expects Obama's announcement to be about the administration's intentions on the subject. Levin believes that a big difference can be made by having the junior officers testify because there are "generational differences" in views of gays and lesbians serving out country. I mean, to be logical, men and women have been serving in the military, so I don't see why anyone would care about homosexuals serving. Any man or woman who wants to fight for and defend our country should be welcomed with open arms. Why does it matter? If it matters to you, maybe YOU are the one who is questioning your sexuality. Scared to be in the barracks with a same-sex hottie? Would YOU be to tempted? Ask yourself these questions. Maybe that is the root of YOUR bigotry. Equality is coming, and she is PISSED!! [source][image]

PAULA ABDUL SET TO MAKE A MILLION

Paula Abdul may not be on American Idol anymore, but offers are still coming her way. According to TMZ, ABC has offered the Straight Up singer a $1 million development deal if she appears on Dancing with the Stars. ABC has apparently been after Abdul forevs to be on Dancing withe Hasbeens and the deal would not keep her from being on Simon Cowell's The X Factor. Paula will have to make a quick desision though because ABC wants her on DWTS thi sseason, which is staring in March. Simon and Paula have already met about X Factor and it's probably a done deal. She may actually be FOREVER your girl Although her "girl" period ended about 30 years ago. Yea for Paula! [source][image]

WHITNEY HOUSTON ANNOUNCES "NOTHING BUT LOVE" WORLD TOUR

You're in for a night of talk-singing that you will never forget. Whitney Houston is packin' up her wigs and goin' on tour, y'all!! Houston is setting out on her "Nothing But Love" world tour in support of her comeback album "I Look To You". She will be starting in Seoul, South Korea on February 6th (I don't know why either). She'll hit Japan, Europe..... Oh, maybe they are booking the non-English speaking countries first so she can get all her crazy out before hitting England and the U.S. Whitney last time touring was in 1999 for her "My Love Is Your Love" album. Her first, self-titled album is also getting a re-issue for it's 25th anniversary with five additional tracks including a version of "I'm Changing" from Dreamgirls that was recorded back in the day. No U.S. dates have been announced as of yet. For a full list of dates go here. [source]

BRIT AWARDS NOMINEES & PERFORMERS

The BRIT Awards are coming up February 16th and the field is pretty awesome. Lots of names that US audiences will not find familiar, BUT SHOULD!!! It's just been announced that Lily Allen has been added to the list of performers (YEA!) and she is nominated in three categories. Others performing are Cheryl Cole, Dizzee Rascal, Florence + the Machine, Jay-Z, JLS, Kasabian, Lady Gaga and Robbie Williams. Check out some of the nominees.
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST:

Bat for Lashes, Florence + the Machine, Leona Lewis, Lily Allen, Pixie Lott

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST:

Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, Mika, Paolo Nutini, Robbie Williams

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST:

Lady Gaga, Ladyhawke, Norah Jones, Rihanna, Shakira

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST:

Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Jay-Z, Michael Buble, Seasick Steve


For a full list of nominees go here.

Monday, January 25, 2010

KRISTIN CHENOWETH IS GLEEFUL ABOUT HER BOTOX

Wicked star and frequent Glee cast member Kristin Chenoweth is using that old "migraines" excuse to defend her use of the botox. Kristin is 41, so it's not that unusual that she would be using the face poison to keep it smooth. Kristin tries to explain, "The thing is I suffer from migraines. Flashing lights. It's not good for me so I get three shots right there," and she points to her forehead. "I was very nervous about it because I'm an actor and I have to move my face. But without it, I would not be able to sing or perform." Oh, I think that's why Nicole Kidman does it too. NOT!!! No, I guess Kristin is probably telling the truth, but I wouldn't blame her if she wanted to get botox for the good ol' Hollywood reasons, would you? [source]

GAY INDIAN PRINCE SET TO WED IN NEPAL

This is awesome. Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, the openly gay Prince from India, is marrying his partner in Hindu temple in Kathmandu. Nepal lawmaker Sanil Babu Pant is hoping that the royal wedding will bring a whole slew of gay tourism to his country after years of civil war. Pant, who is the only open homosexual in the parliament, already own a tourism company, Pink Mountain (hilarious), that caters to gays. Yea! I know where I'm going next year. Sassy. He believes Nepal is in the perfect position to cash in on the $670 million a year gay tourism industry. Nepal's new constitution is expected to define marriage as a union between two adult individuals, regardless of gender. Wow! Who knew that Nepal was so progressive? That is awesome. And a gay royal wedding??? Now THAT is gay!! I want to go. Anybody have an extra ticket? [source and image]

HOPE FOR HAITI TELETHON RAISES ENORMOUS NUMBERS

The Hope for Haiti telethon has so far brought in a staggering $57 million from donations and iTunes sales. The "Hope for Haiti Now" album is #1 on iTunes in 18 countries, which makes it the single biggest single day album pre-order ever on iTunes. The broadcast was viewed by 16.1 million viewers actross six networks, and that's not including MTV, CNN and VH1. You can still donate at hopeforhaitinow.org or by calling 877.99.HAITI (42484). [source]

KE$HA SPINS SOME MORE LESBIAN YARNS

Ke$ha apparently wants us all to know she is not afraid of girl-on-girl action. Appearing on Ryan Seacrest's radio show this past weekend, the singer explains the opening line in her song Tik Tok "wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy". Ke$ha explains it stemmed from a steamy slumber party she had with a bunch of chicks she hangs with. "Some of my friends are actors and models and insanely gorgeous, and I just felt like the luckiest girl on the planet." Although she admits they all cuddled up and slept together, she says there was no hanky-panky going on. Ke$ha did say she has been intimate with girls and told Out Magazine earlier this month that she is bisexual. WE GET IT!! YOU'RE OPEN. YOU'RE COOL. OKAY. I'M GAY TOO. Done with that now. [source]

HILARIOUS NEW SNL CHARACTER: RILEY!!!

I love the idea of a bitter old gay man trapped in the body of a 10-year-old boy. That is Riley, the amazy new character created by Fred Armisen on Saturday Night Live. He's bold, he's brash, and you better believe it!! He even references Glenn Close. Watch this, BIIIIITCH!!!

DREARY DAY IN NYC

videoRain, wind, cold. Blah!

ROMAN POLANSKI PLANS TO APPEAL JUDGE'S DECISION

Filmmaker and child rapist Roman Polanski will have to appeal a decision made Friday by an L.A. Superior Court judge stating that Polanski will not be sentenced in absentia. The ruling stated that Polanski "needs to surrender" in order to be sentenced for his 1977 unlawful sex case before they can consider any of his claims of judicial misconduct in the original proceeding. Bart Dalton, one of the lawyers representing the disgusting child molester, said his team would appeal the ruling by Judge Peter Espinosa. Polanski, in the meantime, is under house arrest, and by house arrest I mean he is living in his Swiss Mansion enjoying a life of luxury none of us non-rapist enjoy. He is still awaiting a decision on whether or not he will be extradited. Judge Espinosa cites a legal doctrine of fugitive disentitlement, which states that a defendant who flees cannot call on the courts for help. Sounds right to me. Roman needs to come back and face his charges. I don't care how long it's been or who has forgiven him. It's a crime and crime is supposed to be punished. Case closed. [source]