November 3, 2015 |
YES, IT'S TRUE that in America, you can rise from nothing to become a wealthy celebrity/sports star/businessperson/etc. It's just getting more difficult. Why? Because when the rich get richer, there's less for the not-yet-rich. And because the fix is in. The Washington Post reports that if the legalize-marijuana initiative passes tomorrow in Ohio, 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey will become a weed kingpin. Should the bill pass, it would restrict virtually all large-scale marijuana cultivation to 10 specifically designated Ohio farms.
October 19, 2012 |
Nick Lachey has come out squarely on the side of parents who like to smell their children. Yep, he says, I love sniffin' my son. Nick, whose wife, Vanessa , delivered their first baby, son Camden John , on Sept. 12, has a unique way of expressing parental pride. He sniffs his son. He takes in the bairn's odorous aura. "That smell of your newborn baby doesn't last very long, but it's something you'll always remember," Nick, 38, tells Parade. "So I find myself sniffing his head and his neck.
June 25, 2011 |
Can we all agree that nothing is sacred anymore? I noticed with some dismay this week that Nick Lachey, the host of NBC's other singing competition, The Sing-Off , has sold the rights to his wedding to Vanessa Minnillo as a made-for-TV special. To auction off this momentous occasion to the highest bidder, to turn this most intimate of ceremonies into a public spectacle - that's just shabby. To make matters worse, Lachey is a repeat offender. He packaged his prior marriage to singer Jessica Simpson as an MTV series, Newlyweds . After my outrage simmered down, I found I had a change of heart.
December 18, 2010 |
The Broadway debut of Spider-Man , already (at $65 mil) the priciest show ever, with music by Bono and The Edge of Irish rock deities U2 , has been pushed back a month to Feb. 7. Why? Insiders say they're redoing the closing tune and adding more scenes. He's still not dead, yo On Thursday, rumors ran wildfire that Morgan Freeman , 73, had died. A single lying Twitter tweet started it. Great investigative journalism: Slate's Farhad Manjoo revealed the hoaxster to be the tweeter @originalcjizzle . People just passed the rumor on as if it were true.
November 16, 2010 |
When is a slap not a hit but still a salvo in the smackdown between celebrity exes? When it's the latest chapter in the saga that is Moksana (that has a much better ring to it than Oksamel, which sounds like a medicine to clear your pipes). TMZ has "obtained" Mel Gibson 's sworn statement in his custody battle with Oksana Grigorieva , in which he denies hitting her, but admits a good ol' slap - because her hysterical behavior was endangering their baby, Lucia . Meanwhile, Grigorieva is spilling her side to a national audience, despite a warning from the judge in the custody proceeding, which continued Monday.
November 6, 2010 |
Yankee superstar Alex Rodriguez and movie beauty Cameron Diaz have joined the sundering herd on the never-ending migration to Splitsville. Thus reports Life & Style Weekly magazine on its website. "Cameron and A-Rod are no longer dating and have definitely parted ways," Unnamed Source informs Life & Style. "He just doesn't like her anymore. That's honestly the reason they split. " Gossiping got going when Cameron was spotted in London on Oct. 19 in the company of a male who wasn't A-Rod.
May 16, 2010 |
Contrary to F. Scott Fitzgerald's observation, there are, indeed, second acts in American lives. They're called celebrity reality shows, a curious subgenre that airlifts has-been performers out of obscurity. The result is Frankenstein-like, as yesterday's D-listers lurch around alarmingly in the unaccustomed spotlight, looking much the worse for wear. The pioneer of this programming was Ozzy Osbourne, the rusted-out heavy metal king who was resuscitated by MTV in 2002.
May 16, 2010 |
Contrary to F. Scott Fitzgerald's observation, there are, indeed, second acts in American lives. They're called celebrity reality shows, a curious subgenre that airlifts has-been performers out of obscurity. The result is Frankenstein-like, as yesterday's D-listers lurch around alarmingly in the unaccustomed spotlight, looking much the worse for wear. The pioneer of this programming was Ozzy Osbourne, the rusted-out heavy metal king who was resuscitated by MTV in 2002. Ozzy's Herculean struggles with basic domestic tasks and with forming intelligible sentences in The Osbournes gave the channel its highest rating to date.
September 16, 2009 |
Kanye West finally offered a personal apology to Taylor Swift yesterday - two days after he interrupted the country star's best-female-video acceptance speech during the MTV Video Music Awards to sing nominee Beyonce's praises. Surely his momma taught him better than that. Monday night, in fact, West was uncharacteristically silent for about 20 seconds (a TV eternity) during an appearance on "The Jay Leno Show" after Leno asked him what his late mother, Donda West, would have thought about his behavior.
January 2, 2007 |
Couple steam up MTV set Nick Lachey and TRL host Vanessa Minnillo passionately smooched in the new year, People.com reports. Just before midnight, the two hotties - who have been dating for eight months - took their spot in the window for MTV's live New Year's Eve party coverage. But off camera, things really heated up. Lachey whispered into Minnillo's ear and kissed her neck. At midnight, they locked lips, and, between sips of champagne, whispered and kissed some more.