August 20, 2015 |
Elton John at war with Venice British singer and man about the world Elton John is at war with the mayor of Venice, Italy, where Sir Elton lives with hub David Furnish and their two sons, Zachary and Elijah . Mayor Luigi Brugnaro angered the singer when Brugnaro pressured preschools in town to take away images and books that depict same-sex couples. Sir Elton says in an Instagram posting the mayor has "stupidly chosen to politicise children's books.
February 14, 2015 |
Juicy Brucey brouhaha Well, what a wild week it's been for Bruce Jenner . Speculation convulses the earth that the former Olympic decathlon champ and present Keeping Up with the Kardashians person is transitioning from man to man with wo- at the front. Then he was involved in a bad car crash that left a woman dead on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. (Still a lot of bickering about what happened, who hit whom, and so on. A picture, taken three days post-crash, shows Bruce on his cell while driving, pretty much like the rest of America.
February 11, 2015
TO PARAPHRASE the line from the Watergate hearings (for you younger readers, Watergate was kind of like Deflategate, but in politics, not football), what did Kris Jenner know about her ex-husband's gender issues and when did she know it? The former Mrs. Bruce Jenner has insisted that she was "in the dark" about her ex's desire to live as a woman. Others say otherwise. Several gossip websites reported Monday that Kris was hip to Bruce's longings early on. RadarOnline reported that within months of trading "I dos" in the early 1990s, Kris discovered Bruce dressing in her threads.
December 6, 2014 |
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and wife Nancy welcomed child number two on Wednesday: Hello there, Frances Cole Fallon ! Conception has been a struggle for the couple, and they have had both of their daughters by surrogate. Last year, their first daughter, Winnie Rose , made them very happy with her debut. Babs quashes rumors re: Rosie There have been rumors that everybody on The View is hatin' on Rosie O'Donnell and that she's out. But Barbara Walters , View boss emerita, caught up with at some benefit on Tuesday night, said such rumors are "not true.
September 19, 2014
GROWING UP, the odds that I would have been picked to wear a sash as Miss Anything were slimmer than Rosie O'Donnell winning Miss (or Mr.) Congeniality. Overweight, myopic and blessed with hair that in its natural state looked like one of those designs you used to draw on a Spirograph, I was hardly Bert Parks material. Thus, you would be justified in believing that anything negative I have to say about the reigning Miss America will likely come off as sour grapes, fermented and poured into a red plastic cup. But bear with me. Other than the fact that she is a native of New York, I really had nothing against the newly crowned beauty queen, even though she had the most bizarre idea of "talent" since Pia Zadora actually got an agent.
September 18, 2014 |
Leonardo DiCaprio to run U.N. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration. But the United Nations has, indeed, bestowed an honor on the Inception star. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday named DiCap a Messenger of Peace. He joins 11 other boldfacers including Stevie Wonder , Michael Douglas , George Clooney , and Jane Goodall . "I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history," said DiCap, who next week is hosting an informal climate change conference at the U.N. Streisand & Elvis Barbra Streisand 's new LP, Partners , due Wednesday, features duets with a host of male singers, including John Legend , Stevie Wonder , Billy Joel , Michael Bublé , and Blake Shelton . She even does a virtual duet with Elvis . "To sing with [him]
September 12, 2014 |
Rosie: Truth to power It's just days before her return to The View , but Rosie O'Donnell already is spilling a few embarrassing insider tidbits. Rosie, 52, tells Variety that the show's casting process was miserable. "It was very much like the Hunger Games , how they did it," says Rosie, who was signed in July. Come August and producers still needed to fill two slots, so they asked candidates (at gunpoint?) to conduct mock debates with Rosie and cohost Whoopi Goldberg . "I think Whoopi and I were both a little shocked at having to do a chemistry test," Rosie says.
July 14, 2014 |
WE PLANNED on wittily referring to a whole world of Hollywood happenings from this past week in this space - what's old is new again on "The View," pop singers get probation, that kind of thing - but then LeBron James uttered "I'm coming home" to Sports Illustrated midday yesterday and the Earth stopped spinning. It was a good week to be Cleveland. Friday Hollywood star George Clooney refuses to accept an apology by the Daily Mail , who had published a piece claiming the actor's future mother-in-law opposed his upcoming nuptials.
March 6, 2014 |
IF YOU'RE the kid of Rosie O'Donnell , what's the best way to piss off your left-leaning, pacifist, no-holds-barred mama? Enroll in Valley Forge Military Academy, of course. O'Donnell's 18-year-old son, Parker , has been a student at the school since 2011, and was recently accepted to the Citadel. "It's the only way he can rebel. If he was getting a tattoo, I would say, 'Whatever, I have four.' 'Want to ride a motorcycle? I can too.' Whatever, I'm gay. I don't care," O'Donnell said, adding that she's proud of her eldest.
February 16, 2014 |
Baubles, bangles, Brad Let no one ever call Brad Pitt cheap. Not after he dropped 12 grand to buy Valentine's trinkets for daughters Zahara , 9, Shiloh , 7, and Vivienne , 5, according to a report by Life & Style Weekly. L&SW quotes an Insider on its website as saying, "Brad requested three Neil Lane diamond heart necklaces, totaling $12,000, for his daughters for Valentine's Day. " Makes you wonder what he got for Angelina Jolie . Rapper remorseful Drake says he's sorry he got all, you know, upset about Rolling Stone's replacing him on the cover of its new issue with the recently deceased Philip Seymour Hoffman , the Associated Press reports.