Prince Andy and Sarah: Not so good
Our next item has little to do with anything much - but hey, it's celebrities, so does it have to? As you know, unless you are a tree, Prince William is getting married to Kate Middleton April 29. He has an uncle, Prince Andrew, who right now is in a stinky spotlight, with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. Both have ties to this American billionaire guy Jeffrey Epstein, who was convicted and jailed for sexual offenses in 2008. There's a photo of Andy-boy with an underage masseuse (uh-oh) at Epstein's house (whoa!!!). Worser still, another snap shows Andy with arm around a woman who now says she's an underage Epstein victim (yikes!). Equally ick-inducing, Sarah now appears to have accepted £15,000, or about $24K-plus, from the generous Jeffrey (ngah!!!) to help pay off her mountainous debts. (Sarah has tried a lot of stuff to dig out - she was filmed offering access to her ex-hub for the nifty fee of £500,000, or about $810K. She says she's paid back all of her $8 million personal debt.) Andy can't be fired from being a prince, but he could be uninvited from official duties as envoy to this and representative for that.
Talk about royally messed up.
Bill Gates' silly, unwise behavior
More proof that you should never help the needy and impoverished! Bill Gates would easily be the richest man in the world, says Forbes (which insists on tracking such things) - except he insists on giving so much dough away! Idiot! On the forthcoming Forbes list of Earth's fattest cats, Gates is now only number 2. First is Carlos Slim, worth $60 bil; then Gates, with only $49 lousy bil, and then Warren Buffet, with $47 bil. But if Gates and wife Melinda hadn't given away more than $28 bil last year, he woulda won easy. Neither Forbes nor we at "SideShow" can understand such irresponsible profligacy.
Women's Hall of Fame news
On Tuesday, the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, N.Y., announced its 2011 honor roll, led by two Philly names: Singer Billie Holiday (yea!) and St. Katharine Drexel, philanthropist and champion of minorities. Also on the list: human-rights heroine Coretta Scott King; Barbara Mikulski, longest-serving female U.S. senator; Lilly Ledbetter, pay-equity advocate; former cabinet member Donna Shalala; marathon pioneer Kathrine Switzer; philanthropist Dorothy Harrison Eustis; nursing leader Loretta C. Ford; abolitionist Abby Kelley Foster; chemist Helen Murray Free. They'll be inducted Oct. 1.
Lots of smalls in one great big
Christina Aguilera is releasing yet another new fragrance. The name? We guessed Eau de Failure, but no, it's Secret Potion, her first new smell since Royal Desire last September. . . . Sam Trammell (True Blood) is expecting twins with longtime gf Missy Yager (Mad Men, Boston Public), says People mag. No word on a due date. . . . Guy Ritchie, 42, former Madonna fertility donor, is expecting a single baby in September with his gf of a year, model Jacqui Ainsley, 29. Guy has bio-son Rocco, 10, and adopted son David, 5, with Madge. Anonymous Sources say she's happy Guy has extended the range of his genomic sharing. Post-Guy, Madonna has specialized in 24-year-olds, including Brahim Zaibat and Jesus Luz. . . . The engagement news is weird, OK? You'll recall Brendon Villegas of Big Brother got dumped by his gf, Rachel Reilly, after she caught him sending pics of his privacy zone to some little hottie-pockets or other. Now all's forgiven - let's get hitched! Brendon and Rachel were engaged on V-Day and plan a September wedding. . . . Pam Anderson, who gets around more than the flu, was spotted in Brazil, beering and bussing with some new hunk. . . . Eva Longoria can kiss a new guy, too, OK, Pam? Eva, who finalized her divorce from wayward basketballer Tony Parker in January, was seen smooching with new arm-holder Eduardo Cruz at Hollywood luxury hole Chateau Marmont. . . . Did we mention this? On Feb. 24, Welsh lady Catherine Zeta-Jones was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace. Prince Charles presented the award to C-Zeet, there with the whole family, including hub Michael Douglas (who she says is doing fine after treatment for throat cancer) and kids Dylan, 10, and Carys, 7. CZJ trod the royal red carpet in diamonds and white fur. Gosh - like 18 days after she and Michael went to the Super Bowl. The life of the stars, huh? . . . The latest star, and first rapster, to forsake clothes for PETA is Waka Flocka Flame, wearing only the merest bling in his "Ink not mink" ad. He joins folks like Olivia Munn, Taraji P. Henson, and Alicia Silverstone who have recently bared all for the beasts.
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