Tattle: Morrissey boycotts Jimmy Kimmel's fowl play

Posted: February 28, 2013

CELEBRITIES cancel talk- show appearances for all types of reasons, but this is a new one:

Singer/animal-rights activist Morrissey bailed on " Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday night, because other guests were from the reality-TV show "Duck Dynasty."

Morrissey said he couldn't perform on a show with what he called people who "amount to animal serial killers."

"Duck Dynasty" follows a Louisiana family, the Robertsons, with a business selling duck calls and decoys.

* Preparing for her reappearance on TV, is Barbara Walters, who called in to "The View" on Tuesday to report that she's returning to the show Monday.

Walters let her co-hosts know that after a lengthy period of recovery from a fall and chicken pox, she was itching to get back.

* Not returning?

Seth McFarlane.

The "Family Guy" creator was asked on his Twitter account whether he'd consider hosting the Academy Awards again and he replied: "No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though."

He also has no more boobs to sing about.

The daily Lindsay

Lindsay Lohan's attorney Mark Heller has suggested to prosecutors that the actress serve as a motivational speaker and perform nonjail activities to resolve her latest criminal case. It involves three misdemeanor charges that she was driving recklessly and then lied to police about being behind the wheel when her sports car crashed in June.

Prosecutors are thinking it might be better if Lindsay performed jail activities.

Heller suggested in a letter obtained Tuesday that Lindsay record public-service announcements and give inspirational speeches at schools and hospitals to show she is making a serious commitment to improving her life.

Tattle wonders how one gives an inspirational speech about turning one's life around before one actually turns one's life around.

Perhaps Lindsay will go into high schools and say, "When I was your age I was one of the 'Mean Girls' " . . . Then, thanks to messed-up parents, addictive tendencies, petty theft, poor driving, booze, partying, very poor driving, hair dye, terrible movie choices, passport problems, too many public relationships with boys, one very public relationship with a girl and very poor bill-paying habits, I threw it all away."

Bye bye Robin

According to Tattle's comics/sci-fi/martial-arts correspondent, Jerome Maida, DC Comics announced Monday that Batman's son: Damian Wayne (a/k/a Robin) will die in "Batman, Incorporated" No. 8, hitting stores Wednesday.

The issue, written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Chris Burnham, will also bring together everything Morrison has been building toward since the beginning of the series.

Following the announcement, DC posted an essay by Morrison on his Batman run.

"This master theme of damaged and ruined families was nowhere more in evidence than in the creation of Damian, the first 'Son of Batman' to be acknowledged in the canon," Morrison wrote. "In many ways, this has been Damian's story as much as it has been the story of Bruce Wayne, and it's a story that had its end planned a long time ago - for what son could ever hope to replace a father like Batman, who never dies?"

TATTBITS

* According to the Wilmington

News Journal, Melissa King, Miss Delaware Teen USA, has resigned her crown after questions about an online sex video surfaced.

King initially denied the girl in the video was her.

After answering a number of questions, the girl in the video, who looks and sounds like King, performs a variety of sex acts with an unseen man because she thought it would be fun and needed the money.

Delaware: Now featuring tax- free shtupping.

* Wizard World had to announce

the cancellation of what would have been Philly native David Boreanaz's ("Angel," "Bones") first convention appearance within a week of announcing it due to scheduling conflicts.

Guests announced so far for the May 30-June 2 event include former "Angel" alum Charisma Carpenter ("The Expendables 2"), WWE Superstars John Cena and Daniel Bryan, Henry "The Fonz" Winkler ("Happy Days"), Manu Bennett ("The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"), Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules: The Legendary Journeys") and Kris Holden-Ried ("Underworld: Awakening").

* Using meth may make you

homeless, but pretending to use meth may feed and clothe you if you're homeless.

In Albuquerque, the TV series "Breaking Bad," donated clothing from the show to a city shelter in an effort to help the homeless - and give fans a chance to own some memorabilia.

New Mexico's largest emergency shelter, Joy Junction, said the surprise gift came last week when the show dropped off boxes of clothing worn by cast members from past episodes.

The donated men's and women's clothing will be sold at the shelter's thrift store beginning Wednesday, with proceeds going to the shelter.

* First-time dad Nick Lachey's

new album, "A Father's Lullaby," will be released in a few weeks. It features 12 songs, including classics like "You Are My Sunshine" and "Brahms' Lullaby." The album also features four original tracks that Lachey cowrote, inspired by his own baby son, Camden.

Crooning to the baby has made Lachey the rare success story in changing Camden.

- Daily News staffer Kevin Bevan and wire services

contributed to this report.


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