October 28, 2012 |
It's all a big, fat, stinking lie, world. We refer to the idiotic #BaldforBieber Twitter hoax, telling millions that (a) Justin Bieber has cancer and has lost all his hair due to chemo (with Photoshopped photo of bald Biebs); and that (b) fans worldwide are shaving their noggins in solidarity. May not a single Bieber belieber be taken in by these trolls, and may all have the heads of hair they prefer. One person's LOL is another's cruelty. Click three times . . . Some sayings have immortality thrust upon them.
October 10, 2012 |
The White House be darned! Onetime GOP veep candidate Sarah Palin will eschew politics in her next book, focusing instead on that higher art, cooking. "Our family is writing a book on fitness and self-discipline focusing on where we get our energy and balance as we still eat our beloved homemade comfort foods!" Palin, 48, said Tuesday in an e-mail to People mag. Calling the yet-to-be titled tome a "unique and motivating book," Palin made a solemn vow. "We promise you what we do works and allows a fulfilling quality of life and sustenance anyone can enjoy," she said.
October 4, 2012 |
OK. Guess whom "SideShow" is imitating. "Beeeeeep. Beeeeeep, beeeeeep. " The Road Runner ? Star Wars ' R2-D2 ? My Mother the Car ? No, no, and no. We're channeling the bleeps on American Idol now that Nicki Minaj , who can bench-press 350 pounds of foul language, is a judge on the show. Apparently, the feud between her and Mariah Carey (also a new judge) has been upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane. A trending video on YouTube shows Minaj on Tuesday, chucking *%#s at Carey, who may well be chucking back, though only Minaj is audible.
September 14, 2012 |
Multiple baby daddy Levi Johnston has asserted his fiendish potency once again. Us mag reports that he and yearlong gf Sunny Oglesby have welcomed daughter Breeze Beretta Johnston up in Wasilla, Alaska. BBJ is, let's see, oh, yeah, half-sister to Johnston son Tripp , fostered with Bristol Palin , daughter of inspirational speaker and former political candidate Sarah . Levi says he's trying to get custody of Tripp. Yeah, right. BTW, Bristol starts on Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars next week.
August 8, 2012 |
Miley Cyrus , 19, is troubled by folks who say she's too young to marry. "Life is too short not to be with the person you want to be with," Liam Hemsworth 's fiancee tells Marie Claire. Miley, who on Monday debuted a new blond hairdo, says marriage is a state of mind. "I don't really care about the wedding or the piece of paper as much as I do the promise we've made to each other," says the warbler, who admits she was totally shocked by Liam's sudden proposal. She digs the ring "because it doesn't look like anything else I wear.
August 1, 2012 |
"The lies are over now," writes New Yorker reporter Jonah Lehrer in a mea culpa on Jim Romenesko 's blog admitting he manufactured out of whole cloth a series of quotes he attributed to rock-and-roll bard Bob Dylan in his acclaimed science book Imagine: How Creativity Works . "I understand the gravity of my position. I want to apologize to everyone I have let down," writes Lehrer, who has resigned from the New Yorker. "I will do my best to correct the record and ensure that my misquotations and mistakes are fixed.
July 31, 2012
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — It's easy to make fun of the Palins' penchant for playing themselves on television — I've done it often enough myself. But while it was a little odd to have a former vice presidential candidate at a poolside party at the Beverly Hilton last week to promote her husband's appearance on an upcoming NBC "reality" competition, "Stars Earn Stripes," and only a few days later, at the same hotel, have ABC introduce her oldest daughter to the Television Critics Association as one of the returning "all-star" competitors on "Dancing With the Stars," we're in an odd time, and in an odd place.
July 29, 2012 |
ABC has announced the chorus line for its 15th season of Dancing With the Stars , which will begin in September. It's a field made up of previous contestants that the network is labeling an "all-stars" edition. A couple of things leap out of that news flash. It implies that up until now, the show has been exercising a great deal of latitude in its definition of "stars. " And the fact that it is now recycling participants suggests that we may finally have exhausted America's vast storehouse of random and bizarre quasi-celebrities.
July 27, 2012 |
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — You never know who you'll meet at the Beverly Hilton, the hotel where Whitney Houston died, John Edwards met his mistress and where TV critics congregate for a couple of weeks in the summer. We're used to seeing stars — it's why we come here, after all — but we're not used to seeing Sarah Palin. The former governor of Alaska was easily the biggest draw Tuesday evening at a poolside NBC cocktail party to promote several of its new shows, including "Stars Earn Stripes," the military-themed competition series in which her husband, Todd, will appear starting Aug. 13. Wearing a dark olive wrap dress, killer heels and a fashionable pair of shades, Palin looked perfectly at home, cheerfully posing for pictures and chatting with reporters a few feet from her husband, who'd earlier insisted to me that the Palins hadn't yet passed the Kardashians as "reality" regulars.
June 22, 2012 |
It looks as though Lindsay Lohan has triggered a workplace-safety issue. Two Hollywood unions are scrutinizing Lindsay's TV movie "Liz & Dick" after the actress tweeted that she was exhausted because of long production days. That would be too much Liz and not enough Dick. Larry A. Thompson, producer of the Lifetime movie starring Lilo as Elizabeth Taylor, said Wednesday that no violations were found in the SAG-AFTRA review. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists confirmed that its representatives visited the production.