So, I think it’s safe to assume that this guy was simply paying Carmen Electra for sex? I mean, it seems like he’s back together w/ his ex-fiance Mezhgan Hussainy, but who knows what’s really up b/c this dude was spotted lounging on his yacht earlier today in St. Barts while surrounded by women. More to him. That sonofabitchwhorebagpieceofshitrichbastard.
– DAYUM! Xenia Deli Is A Beautiful Creature [HollywoodTuna]
– This is better than getting beaten up, right? Of Course Chris Brown’s Cheating On Rihanna [The Superficial]
– Jen needs wireless [Lainey’s Gossip]
– Prostitution? Lindsay Lohan was paid $100K for a “private party” on NYE. Surprise, surprise. [Celebitchy]
– Better Hurry, All You Bastards Who Like Baby Faces! Selena Gomez Is Single Again[IDonLikeYouInThatWay]
– Jay-Z And Beyonce Spend $1 Million A Year On A Nursery That Blue Ivy Carter Sometimes Spends Time In [Dlisted]
– Popoholic’s Top Ten Models of 2012! [Popoholic]
– CINDY CRAWFORD CHAMPAGNE FACIAL OF THE DAY [Drunken Stepfather, NSFW]
– Us Weekly Kind of Pissed at the Kardashians [The Blemish]
– Pug Hops Up Stairs [Viralosity.tv]
– Jennifer Aniston Ends Cabo Bikini Fest, Heads Back To Los Angeles [PHOTOS] [Socialite Life]
– Gabriel Aubry Isn’t Going to Get in Trouble, Has to Be A Good Boy for A Whole Year! [Evil Beet]
– We Tumblforya: Here’s to you, Mrs. Bloom [Complex]
– JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT IS A WORKING GIRL AGAIN FOR ‘THE CLIENT LIST’ [I’m Not Obsessed]
– Jessica Alba is still in Cabo . . . and Friday’s Paparazzi Leftovers [Celebslam]
Maybe it’s just me being really picky & jealous, but there are some chicks who don’t look at hot when completely wet & sadly Julianne Hough falls into that category. To be honest, I was kinda surprised when she looked like a bland & average white chick in a really hot white bikini. Also, for somebody who’s been vacationing on an island for the past week, you’d think she’d work up a nice tan, but Ryan Seacrest’s rumored beard looks pastier than she looked when she was back in Los Angeles. What’s up with that?
Ahead of her latest film “Safe Haven”, which is a romantic thriller co-starring Josh Duhamel, Julianne dropped a major bomb in the news yesterday. News broke that she was the victim of abuse in her childhood (read more here), but come on now, do you really gotta use that stuff to help create buzz about your new film?! Definitely a cheap move on her part.
More about the film:
The arrival of a mysterious young woman named Katie in the small American town of Southport, North Carolina, raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet unassuming, Katie is determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into reluctant relationships. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts her. Eventually, though, Katie realizes that a choice must be made between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards, and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.[Source]
Now it’s time to look at the better conference this round. No offense to the AFC but there’s a reason both of the NFC games were scheduled at the second game, they’re the match ups that are going to attract more viewers because they both hold potential to be classic games. Quick tangent: do fans realize that there’s a chance that the Packers and Seahawks can meet in the conference championship game? That’s pretty crazy considering what happened earlier in the season between those two teams. I’m getting a little ahead of myself but I just wanted to point that out. Let’s take a look at this side of the tournament.
Key match ups: In the Packers-Vikings game, the key to each team is pretty simple: how much can you stop the other team’s best player? Adrian Peterson is clearly the best RB in the league and Aaron Rodgers is arguably (definitely on Brady/Manning level) the best QB in the league so the defenses for each team will have their work cut out for them. This was the last game of the regular season and the Vikings won the game but this time it will be at Lambeau. It’ll be cold so who does that benefit more? Peterson breaking the record of rushing yards in a single playoff game (248) is definitely in play.
The final game this weekend will feature two rookie QBs that have been incredible for their own teams throughout the season. Redskins-Seahawks in the nation’s capital will surely have fireworks and i’m very excited for this game. These teams play a very similar style on offense. Both have an excellent running game, they take care of the football AND both RG3 and Russell Wilson are dual threat style QBs. How much will RG3’s injury hold him back? It was evident against my Cowboys that he’s not 100% but still remained somewhat effect on the ground. Can Seattle play at elite level when they’re on the road? They’re weren’t good outside of Seattle for most of the season but they did have a signature road win against the Bears in early December.
Prediction: This is a quarterback driven league and as much damage as Peterson can do, I don’t think it will be enough to overcome how good the Packers are at home. The Packers are going to throw everything at Peterson and dare Christian Ponder to carry more of the Vikings’ offense throughout the game. Would you bet on Ponder? I’m putting my money on Rodgers. Now the other game was harder for me to pick. Essentially the Redskins and Seahawks are the same team on offense with the exception of RG3 not being 100% healthy. The biggest difference is that Seattle has been playing MUCH better on defense than the Redskins have and I think that will be the determining factor in this game. I’m taking the Seahawks on the road but I think it will be a very close game filled with excitement.
If you can’t tell, this is definitely a slow news day, so we’re resorting to the latest in Celebrity Parking Meter News. These latest photos were snapped yesterday as sisters Vanessa & Stella Hudgens were seen hitting up a nail salon in Studio City after getting in their daily workout.
Man, what’s up with Rihanna’s fans having great booties? This is the second day in a row where we have a fan taking photos of the pop star & fan happens to look amazing in jeans. These latest photos were snapped as Rihanna was seen taking pics w/ fans as she left a nail salon in West Hollywood.
It’s nice to see that Kanye’s continuing to dig himself a deeper & more painful hole from which he’ll have to inevitably climb out of once shit hits the fan w/ Kim Kardashian. As we’ve been saying since their relationship first started, even though Kanye’s pretty much M.I.A. from the music scene these days, once heartbreak sets in, I feel like he’ll create some of the best music of his career (assuming that’s even possible). If tragic breakups can work for chicks like Adele & annoying chicks like Taylor Swift, then why the fuck not Kanye West? With all that in hand, who’s the real winner at the end?
For those of you who missed it, Kim created quite a commotion yesterday after stating that she’ll keep her kid out of the reality TV scene & not capitalize on the pregnancy by pimping weight loss programs & selling baby photos, but judging by her history, we gotta call her bluff. Kim’s mom is normally great at whoring out her daughters, but with Kanye in the mix, it kinda changes the entire family dynamics since Kim is the family’s unofficial breadwinner. It’ll be very interesting to see how things ultimately go b/c once the sex & love get old (and trust us, everything will get old), Kanye will be left w/ a family full of extremely annoying chicks and a pimp-of-a-mom who tries to make money off them. This thing has the potential to get really dirty.
As if she didn’t already have all the cameras pointed in her direction with the pregnancy news, here are photos of Kim trying to keep the cameras off herself by wearing see-thru workout gear…simply amazing.
Pictured: “Made in Chelsea” Jamie Laing and Tara Keeney
So in adding to our “Who The Hell Is This?” category, here we have Jamie Laing of Made in Chelsea and his 18-year old girlfriend, wealthy schoolgirl Tara Keeney having a sex-filled vacation in Barbados. The couple has spent roughly the last week frolicking on the beach and making out in public. This’ll likely be the one and only post you’ll ever see of Tara and Jaimie but since she’s in a bikini, she gets some post love here.
I still haven’t found the cash to spend a relaxing few days in Floripa, a resort city in Southern Brazil. On the other hand, supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio & lucky-bastard husband Jamie Mazur have made it an annual tradition to celebrate the new year in the beautiful city.
If there is one subject which filmmakers of any nation almost never get right, it’s the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Most of their films end up invariably being wholly one-sided and myopic to the point of irrelevance. These are not films interested in resolving conflicts, presenting solutions, or even simply telling stories. They just want to advance one side of the discourse.
The few stray movies that do elucidate something worthwhile about Israel or Palestine – movies like Paradise Now, Miral, or Yossi & Jagger – succeed because they show the characters and conflicts in the glorious and messy complexities that are almost too difficult to bear. Thankfully, A Bottle In the Gaza Sea falls into this latter category.
The set-up is a bit too idyllic and precious to be taken seriously – a French Jewish girl writes a letter expressing her frustration with the endless fighting between Israelis and Palestinians, her brother launches it into the sea where it is discovered by a Palestinian boy named Nam who writes her an email and hatches a bond that expresses the humanistic yearning of young but wiser souls.
But the movie knows this and it takes the focus off of the plea for peace and shows that it is possible simply by understanding the other side . . . in the fullness of its humanity. This is admittedly a tall order, but somehow it seems that the idealism of youth falls to the wayside as the aged bitterness of the centuries creeps into the minds and hearts of those in charge. With the dawn of a new age upon the world, it just might be that this young idealism will be reigning over the perpetual war torn region that is the Gaza strip. May it be so.
“Women I admired growing up— Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep—were all beautiful and thin, but not too thin.”[HP]
Zooey Deschanel is, despite her claims to the contrary, a very big star. She may not be Angelina Jolie, but even Angelina Jolie isn’t Angelina Jolie these days.
What she is is a household name that audiences flock to their TV sets to watch every week on her smash hit series New Girl. Deschanel opens up about being a leading lady in Hollywood, and how many of the memes (yup, I just used that word) in showbiz about what it takes to be a successful star are, in fact, untrue.
Take, for example, the standard belief that only super thin women are successful in Hollywood. Deschsanel counters that, “I’m a very small person, and if I lost 15 pounds, I’d look like them; it’s scary. For young girls, what does that say? You need to look this way to be successful? That’s not true. You do not need to look or be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood. The range of what’s acceptable is larger than what people believe.”
She also adds that the whole glorifying of dumb women (who are actually smart women playing dummies for the tabloids, i.e. Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson) is a relic from the days of the Bush administration. “”I’m just being myself. There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say. We can’t be feminine and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a f–king feminist and wear a f–king Peter Pan collar. So f–king what?”
Read more about her insights in the February issue of Glamour.
“Quincy Jones also didn’t want the song to appear on ‘Thriller’.”[HP]
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” remains the best selling album of all time (take that, One Direction!) but there are some surprising things about the album that even its most ardent diehard fans may not know. NME has taken the liberty of digging into the album’s history and unearthing 30 secrets fans never knew until now, among them the following:
1. Quincy Jones absolutely hated the song’s bassline.
2. Jones was dead set against the song appearing on “Thriller.”
3. Jackson recorded the song (are you ready for this?) by singing into a six-foot cardboard tube!
4. Jackson recorded the track’s vocals in one take. Yup, he was that good.
5.”Billie Jean” underwent almost 100 mixings before it was released to the public.
“Pelosi joins Ice-T as the only announced guest stars for the finale.”[THR]
Confession: 30 Rock is still my favorite show on television. It may be in its seventh and final season, but I think it is as razor sharp and screamingly funny as it has ever been this season and I will be very, very sorry to see it go.
That being said, the show’s producers have lined up something special for the series’ finale which is set to air at the end of the month. No less a figure than Nancy Peolsi (Liberals: “We love her!”; Conservatives: “Ugh, that witch?!”) will appear as herself on the series finale along with other special guest Ice-T. If anyone can get these two to do an impromptu rap about the benefits of universal healthcare and the fact that John Boehner is awful at his job, it’s Tina Fey.
“I would do almost anything Tina Fey asks me to do,” Pelosi said recently. We’ll see what that “anything” might end up being. (I’m guessing arch conservative Jack Donaghy does a total 180 and ends up marrying The Pinko Liberal Commie Queen of the Satanic Gays Nancy Pelosi – wotta way to go out!)