Saturday, January 31, 2009

**Warning** You May Want to Pee Before Watching "Aretha's Inaugural Backup Singer" (As Seen on Anderson Cooper 360!)

It takes a LOT for me to laugh out LOUD, literally. I'm a tough room. I nearly peed my pants when I saw this on Andy's show. Yeah, Kathy Griffin and I both call him "Andy".

Hold on to your, um, hat.

Hunter Update

Sweet Hunter

I'm going to be out for the better part of the day today. It's Family Saturday at the recovery center and I plan on attending the classes and staying for dinner with Hunter. Alex is going too, as is a really good friend of Hunter's.
I'm really proud of Hunter's progress. He's eating well and exercising--even though he's still stuggling with withdrawal symtoms.

I know it will be a good's even SUNNY.

...Just Tellin' Ya What I Heard

Keyshia Cole, Leona Lewis, Fergie, Ciara, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield and Nicole Scherzinger sang "Just Stand Up!"
Or maybe it was "Just Bitch Slap"?

Some other sites have posted these juicy bits under the heading, "Blind Items". Let's see if we can figure out who these Divas (hey, I'm not one of 'em...) and A-Holes are!

* Apparently this C list actor from a fairly hit television drama/action show met this C list genetically blessed actress and the C list actress is now pregnant. What makes this exciting and interesting is the fact that our C list actress’ dad already threw the actor out of the house once when he caught the couple in bed together. So, yeah, she still lives at home. Not underage or anything. Just lives at home.

*This former B list television actress who is now a C list wannabe film actress and sometime blog writer with a substance problem and has a sister who probably is not her biggest fan has made a big deal about the fact that she has a new love in her life. This new love is the singer of a band that sounds a lot like the name of a band that was really good back in the day and has the same number of letters and the same consonants at the beginning and the end. Anyway, this singer has been on tour away from his beloved but in one recent city he performed in the past few weeks he spent the entire night holding hands, and making passes at one woman. The woman asked him why he was hitting on her so much when he had our actress waiting for him. “Oh, I’m just with her because she can’t get a job to save her life and wants the publicity.” There is probably more to it than that, but the fact that he said it shows what he thinks of her at least.

*Four divas, all popular and famous in their own right. During the recent recording of a charity single, all of the performers - including Diva A and Diva B - shared dressing rooms with at least several other performers. However, Diva C and Diva D - who are both under the age of thirty - each demanded their own private dressing rooms decked out with lots of treats for them and their considerable entourages. Diva A and Diva B stepped in to talk directly to the younger Divas and to encourage them to be team players and tone down their demands. Unfortunately, their advice was met with arguing from Diva C and eyerolls from Diva D.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Rebecca Romijn Looks Like THIS One Month After Giving Birth to Twins.

Rebecca Romijn showing off her tummy tuck.

Here's what I DON'T want to hear from this chick: "Oh, I just have really good genes and a really good trainer!" I want one of these new Hollywood moms--I don't care which one--to tell the TRUTH about their post-baby body.

Ali Lohan? An "ExtraORDINARY Woman". I'm So SURE.

She's FIFTEEN, and oh, so ordinary.
I love how the following excerpt from photographer, Jonathan Ressler's website describing his series of whom he describes as "Extraordinary Women". I guess I'm showing my age--or standards--by expecting to see photos of women such as Michelle Obama, Oprah, Angelina Jolie, you know, EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN.

I checked out this dude's website, and although the photos are lovely, I didn't see one single woman. I saw plenty of girls...bland, uninteresting, blonde girls. At least Ali Lohan has dark hair. Maybe that makes her "extraordinary". That, combined with the fact that she's FIFTEEN but looks like a 35 year old woman. I think Ali is one the "dead horses" that I beat. Oh, and check out her platform flip-flops with the taupe gown. Awesome choice.

According to the photographer's Web site, "Extraordinary Women is the result of a long career spent working with inspiring and amazing women. From all this experience, (Ressler) has taken portraits of 50 of the most remarkable women anyone is likely to meet. Each woman stands apart: beautiful, graceful, compassionate, wise and brave; individual and unforgettable."

Continuing on, the "Extraordinary Women" snippet tells, "Shot across the world, these portraits capture the extraordinary character of each of the subjects. Some of the subjects being Poets, ballet dancers, actresses, artists, executives and teachers - these women come from all corners, each making her own mark on history."

I'm completely baffled by that last paragraph. But here we are talking about this unknown photographer and Ali Lohan. A-bloody-gain. (Thanks, Naughty Brit, Carter Magna for teaching me how to say that.)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tourniquet? What's a TOURNIQUET?

Hunter at Christmas
Daddy-Brother and Baby-Nephew
(That sounds "Deliverance-y". Sorry.)

"What's a tourniquet?" Yeah. He actually said that. Along with, "I have no idea how that thing got in my pocket." And, "I thought you had to use a belt or something for stuff like that."

I've struggled with the idea of addressing this issue on the blog. But then I realized the people who are my "regulars", the ones who read me daily--not just because they Googled "Victoria Beckham's $200,000 Birkin Handbag", might be interested. Or maybe even care.

My youngest son, Hunter is in rehab for heroin abuse. Yes. The one I'm constantly promoting, whether it's for his music, his modeling, or the funny things he says; yeah, my baby. My 19 year old baby boy put a needle full of black tar heroin in his arm...over and over.
He was always beautiful, talented, funny and smart. An old soul. Hunter's kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Young, wrote on his first little report card that he was, "reserved and classy". I thought that was an odd thing to say about a five year old, but took it as a compliment.

Hunter never went through the awkward stage that most teenagers do. He was never gawky, clumsy or even struggled with bad skin. The Seattle Models Guild signed him when he was 12; his photographs appeared in a Nintendo ad campaign, wherein a cartoon character was created based on his image; he was featured in an independent film, Cthulhu when he was 15. Throughout all of this, music was the one constant in his heart. Hunter writes and performs his own music and is a self-taught guitarist. (Ugh. This sounds like either a resume or an "in memoriam".) I'm trying to describe this boy, the boy who wrote a song called, "Heroin Confessions" about a friend of his who was addicted. He sings about how "he could never dive into that". It turns out that "friend" was the one who administered that first shot of heroin into Hunter's vein. I realize it was Hunter's choice. He gave consent. I realize, too, that I want to beat that "friend" with his own limbs after I have torn them from his body.
So. Hunter called 911 on himself on Monday. Alex, Hunter's only brother, confronted him about the tourniquet that was found in his jeans. He denied, denied, denied. Alex warned him, though. If he found out that Hunter had lied, he would have no contact with him or his baby nephew, Felix. Even though I questioned Hunter and his dad did as well, we didn't pose the threat that Alex did in Hunter's life. The very idea of losing his best friend--his older brother, Alex, must've been more than he could stand.
After a brief stay at the hospital for detox, he was transferred to the County detox center. This is a facility for homeless drug addicts mostly. He was given food that was also provided to the county's jailed criminals. Luckily, Hunter's case-worker took a personal interest in him and called me to say he should be in a different type of facility and she would help in getting him placed. She did, and we are forever grateful to dear Laura.
Umm. It's hard to concentrate on THIS when The Office is on in the corner of my eye. Hey, I'm being honest. No more secrets and no more lies, OKAY?
I do try to find humor in things, after I've flipped out, gotten a migraine and told the entire family, friends and internet community about my particular issue. Did I mention that Hunter's detox and rehab has coincided to the DAY from when I was doing my own stint in rehab for anorexia last year? To the DAY?? What the goddamned hell?
I guess now I'm kinda committed to give updates. I will.
So. What's up with you guys?

New Law Passes in London: No Coats to be Worn in Winter - Sunglasses at Night, Optional

Victoria Beckham and her melons.
Lady Gaga, trying to make a statement.

Paris Hilton, just being her retarded self.
Someone please explain this to me. Are the 70's back? I didn't realize we were supposed to be letting the world know when we are, um, chilly.

I love my lacy push-up bra myself. But the next time I'm in London, I guess I had better follow suit.

Meh. probably not.

Rod Blagojovich is a Narcissistic, Megolomaniacal Sleaze. Redundant? I Don't Think So.

You're OUT, A-Hole!

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Rod Blagojevich was unanimously convicted at his impeachment trial and thrown out of office Thursday, ending a nearly two-month crisis that erupted with his arrest on charges he tried to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat. Blagojevich becomes the first U.S. governor in more than 20 years to be removed by impeachment.
After a four-day trial, the Illinois Senate voted 59-0 to convict him of abuse of power, automatically removing the second-term Democrat. Democratic Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn, one of his critics, immediately became governor.
Each senator was given five minutes to speak before the 59-0 final vote on Blagojevich’s fate. Republican Sen. Dale Righter of Mattoon called him “a devious, cynical, crass and corrupt politician.”

When I've watched this a-hole during interviews or speeches wherein he's defending his actions, I feel as though I'm watching StupidTomCruise spout off about the evils of psychiatry. (You're being glib, Matt!") The impeached, shamed and now former governor of Illinois has such an incredibly pompous, arrogant and clueless manner that he doesn't seem real. On the Today Show, Blagojavich spewed the following craziness:
As he was taken from his home by federal agents on Dec. 9, Blagojevich told NBC, "I thought about Mandela, Dr. King and Gandhi and tried to put some perspective to all this and that is what I am doing now."

Blink. Blink. Yep. In his mind, we'll be celebrating RBB Day by dropping f-bombs in reverance to Robert B. Blagojavich. Eff HIM.

"Evidence? WHAT evidence??"

Oh Great. Elisabeth Hasselbeck is Breeding Again.

Screechy Hasselbeck seen here
campaigning for McCain in 2008.

She’s the annoying and well-known staunch Republican member of “The View” panel, and now Elisabeth Hasselbeck has announced she’s expecting her third child. NOOOOOO!

The 31-year-old blonde ex-Survivor contestant and her 30-year-old husband Tim will welcome their third child into the world later this year. Oh, and according to Whoopi Goldberg, "the outspoken Republican gets more death threats than any of the other women on the show."

Ya think? Our ABC affiliate for DishNetwork was dropped over a monetary dispute. I have less stress in my life now that I don't accidentally flip on The View in the morning. Hasselbeck creates such a screechy, cross-talking bitchfest, that I just cannot watch the show.

That voice. Bleh.

Faye Dunaway Will Bitch-Slap Hilary Duff.

Back in the DAY. Gore-juss.
In all fairness, this photo is really old; I
just thought it was funny.

I've never even heard of this chick, I mean, DUDE.

The Chicago Times reports:

"Quick! Can you think of any remake of great film classic that has been better than the original?

No, I didn’t think so.

That’s also reportedly the reaction of both Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway upon hearing about a new ”Bonnie & Clyde” in the works.
Hollywood sources tell me the two Oscar winners both said, ”Why?” upon hearing the news little-known director Tonya S. Holly will direct ”The Story of Bonnie and Clyde,” based on her own screenplay. (Ooooh, Warren's a bitch, too!!) Holly says her project was inspired not by the 1967 film, but by news clippings of the famous Depression-era outlaws, found in an abandoned house on her family’s property.

Learning her role as Bonnie Parker would be portrayed by Hilary Duff, Dunaway supposedly zinged, ”Couldn’t they at least cast a real actress?”

Oh, FAYE. Good one.

Beatty’s Clyde Barrow role will be played by Kevin Zegers, (all together now! "WHOOOOO??) whose credits include ”The Jane Austen Book Club” and ”Transamerica.”

The original ”Bonnie & Clyde” received 10 Oscar nominations, but won only two — Estelle Parsons for best supporting actress and for cinematography."

WHY can't Hollywood come up with something original rather than desecrating a classic??

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Separated at Birth!!

Janice, from "The Muppet Show"
GAAAAAH!! Donatella Versace!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Not Sure if I'm Ready to Go Into Detail...


Mickey Rourke and Evan Rachel Wood are Doing It. For Reals, You Guys.

Is that how "friends" hold onto one another?
I didn't think so. Bleh.

It appears it wasn't just silly gossip about Mickey Rourke, 56 and 21-year-old Evan Rachel Wood's, um, romance. Ewwww. The couple--who play father and daughter in The Wrestler--were spotted making out at an after party for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, then seen taking the action into his room at the Four Seasons Hotel.

"Thanks for giving me that dirty, dirty visual", I can hear you all saying out loud to the computer screen. Oh, you are so very welcome!

Wow. Remember the early 1980's, Mickey?

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes LOVE Plastic Surgery! Oh, and Tom Dreamed of Moscow as a Child! Yeeeesh.

Captain Scientology at the Moscow premiere of "Valkyrie"
Tom, pre-"tightening"?

Katie with her famous pinched half-smile
Katie, pre-"Cruise-iness"

Cosmetic surgery website reports these interesting tidbits regarding Tom and Katie:
"As Tom Cruise ages he seems to grow younger with each year. After his latest film Valkyrie hit theatres and he and wife Katie Holmes hit the red carpet, Make Me Heal noticed that the Top Gun star looked more refreshed than he had in years, leading us to suspect plastic surgery.

In the past, Make Me Heal has noted changes in the size and shape of 46-year old Tom’s nose.

Plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia says, “I’ve seen images of him as a younger man. He seems to have had a nose or two.”
Since meeting Cruise, 28-year old Holmes has transformed into a striking, sophisticated Hollywood leading lady, a far cry from her wholesome, girl-next-door look of Dawson’s Creek. Holmes has blossomed into a pretty woman and her new nasal addition makes her look more mature. Dr. Youn adds “Her nose looks more sleek now, and this makes her look more mature, more adult. I do think her old nose fits with her face well, making her look like a “Midwest girl-next-door” type. The newer nose makes her look more “Hollywood.”

Katie Holmes’ new look has caused gossip folk to buzz about other possible procedures in the mix, including cheek implants and a brow lift. "

HA! I knew it!

Now can we address Tom's "childhood dream of visiting Moscow"? Let me get this straight (**cough cough**). Are we to believe that this weird kid, raised by a divorced mom and sister Lee Ann, was up in his room plotting to kill an already dead Hilter while working on an itinerary to Russia? Oh. Okaay. What a goon.

Please refer to my post earlier in the month regarding Tom, G.I. Joe and Barbie's ("Barb's") man, Ken. I stand by those statements.

Brad, Angelina and Kids Fly to Japan? My Head Hurts.

The Jolie-Pitt clan arriving in Japan
Knox, still in shock that Brad is his dad

Lips, lips, LIPS! Vivienne in her mom's arms

Stop what you're doing and just imagine for a second if you will, a flight from Los Angeles to Japan--with SIX children, two of whom are six months old. Holy crap. Now, I realize these photos don't show the half-dozen nannies Brad and Angelina employ to assist with their litter of pups, but somehow I doubt those two just hand them off once they reach their seats.
Umm. No wonder Brad tried to smuggle a beer...
Sunday night Brad Pitt was seen exiting from a SAG Awards after-party, according to the NY Daily News:

“Brad took off after the awards with a bottle of beer in hand,” says a second eyewitness. “But before he could drive off with it, the beer was taken from him. He was really gracious when his ‘road soda’ was taken, though.”
Oh, Brad.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Lindsay Lohan is Wasting Away...sniff sniff

Got coke?

...and what about her "younger" sister, Ali? Nice fake hoots for a 15 year old. Yeeeesh.

Oh, Lindsay. It's just a matter of time before you're back in rehab. Let's start an office pool. I say by April 1, 2009 she'll be back in the circle of addicts at 7:30 a.m. for the daily affirmation.

Jessica Simpson's Mom Jeans - What the Goddamn Hell is She Wearing?

Jessica Simpson performed at the 99.9 Kiss Country 24th Annual Chili Cook Off in Florida yesterday. The poor thing. A chili cook off?

Holy Lord. I really don't care that Jess has put on a few ell bees. Who hasn't? **Cough cough**

Them jeans, them jeans...did she find them at the St.Vincent de Paul Thrift Store? I know of nowhere else should could have found that kind of denim. Sister Mary Magaret must have thrown in the double leopard belt for free.

SAG Awards...Who Even Cares?

Meryl Streep and her black pants
Anne Hathaway with her teeth!

Old biddy dress and hair...and tattoos?

"Kate" Holmes took the SAG Award literally,
while handing StupidSeanPenn the award for Best Actor.

No, I'm not gonna be all "rah-rah" about last night's Screen Actors Guild awards telecast. Mickey Rourke didn't win Best Actor--Sean Penn, whom I loathe did (I'm creating quite a list of loathesome individuals, aren't I?). Meryl Streep didn't bother to dress up for the event, because she didn't expect to of course she did win. Sorta funny. Other than that, I'm sick of looking at Anne Hathaway's giant teeth. (I thought she was going to burst into tears while watching her own "moving" performance clip. Bleh.)

Do you guys really want another list of award winners? I didn't think so. But here you go anyway. Honk shooooo.

2009 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
* Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
* Sean Penn, Milk (Ugh. StupidSeanPenn.)
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler (He was robbed!!)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
* Meryl Streep, Doubt
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
* Heath Ledger, Dark Knight
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
* Kate Winslet, The Reader
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Hensen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
* Hugh Laurie, House
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
William Shatner, Boston Legal
James Spader, Boston Legal

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
* Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order Special Victims Unit
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
* Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
David Duchovny, Californication
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Tony Shaloub, Monk

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
* Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Tracy Ullman, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
* Mad Men
Boston Legal
Dexter House
The Closer

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
* 30 Rock
Desperate Housewives
The Office (Shoulda won!)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
* Paul Giamatti, John Adams (Borrrrring....)
Ralph Fiennes, Bernard and Doris
Kevin Spacey, Recount
Kiefer Sutherland, 24:Redemption
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
* Laura Linney, John Adams
Laura Dern, Recount
Shirley MacLaine, Coco Chanel (How on EARTH do you play Coco Chanel WITHOUT a French accent?? God, you people are lazy.)
Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin in the Sun
Susan Sarandon, Bernard and Doris
The Huffington Post reports:

After snubbing E!'s Ryan Seacrest on the Golden Globes' red carpet (scroll down to watch), Brad Pit an Angelina separately stopped to talk to the network's Giuliana Rancic, who attempted deep questions while stationed at the "Glam Cam."
Asked about having Pitt as her date for award shows, Jolie said, "We've been doing it together for four years - it's aways nice. I don't think I'd want to be doing it alone. It's nice to be doing it with your best friend ... and have a laugh in the middle of the show."
But Jolie wouldn't answer a question about how Pitt has changed her. "It seems like a really odd moment for all of that. I'm sorry." What an IDIOTIC thing to ask Angie! Good for her for verbally slapping that stupid E! chick.
Pitt later said of Jolie's beauty, "No, it never gets old - I am here to testify." (Because I'm SURE that Angelina's beauty is the only thing that keeps Brad with her...STUPID E! CHICK again!)

I just heard that Mickey Rourke has been cleared for take-off on his "crash and burn" that I predicted months ago...Mickey is actually going to wrestle some WWE dude. Oh god. Here we go.
Only 26 days til the Oscars....

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chelsy Has HAD it With Prince Harry!

Chelsy and Harry. All Done.

Prince Harry and his on/off girlfriend of five years Chelsy Davy have called it quits, according to News of the World:

"Last night a senior source close to the prince confirmed the split and insisted the pair parted “amicably“ because the relationship had, “simply run its course”.Meanwhile Chelsy’s friends were rallying around her after the meltdown of her fiery romance.One told us: “She has simply had enough. They have been going through what she calls a ‘rough patch’ and she didn’t see the point in going on.”Sources close to Chelsy say she feels “betrayed” by Harry’s constant flirting.“There has been talk of other girls—but Harry denied it. Chelsy felt it was time to call it a day,” said the pal."
So, it seems cutie-pie Harry has been up to what Patrick and I refer to as, "The No Good". Heh. He's naughty.
If Alex is my "Prince William", my youngest son Hunter, is totally Prince Harry. When we were looking for a name for him when I was pregnant, it was going to be "Hunter" or nothing at all. Just "Baby". (Hmm, now that I think about it every single one of his girlfriends has called him "Baby"...) ANYWAY. The new definition of the name Hunter isn't "one who hunts"; it's "handsome rogue". I could NOT have chosen a better name for that one. If we swap Harry's reluctant military service and royal position with Hunter's musician/model persona, they are one in the same. Inappropriate and up to The No Good...but irresistable all the same. (Hunter sounds more like Russell Brand now that I think about it.)
Here is some more blatant nepotism...

Oh, Hunter.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lourdes Ciccone` Leon - Leader of the Kabbalah Pack

Lola rules.

"As she toted David Banda in her arms, the 50-year-old “Queen of Pop” let her daughter Lourdes lead the way as her middle son, Rocco, hid behind his mommy all the way up to the Kabbalah Centre entrance."

Felix, with his chubby "Kabbalah bracelet"

As a sidebar to this post, Felix is getting so chubby and meaty that his wrists look like they have Kabbalah strings on them! Check out the beefcake!

Brazilian Model Dies After Illness and Amputation of Hands and Feet


"A 20-YEAR-OLD model who was a finalist to represent Brazil in the Miss World contest has died after having her hands and feet amputated because she had contracted a severe urinary infection.
Doctors had been forced to amputate her hands and feet after she developed septicaemia.
Health officials said in a statement that Mariana Bridi's condition deteriorated overnight and she died early this morning. The Espirito Santo State Health Secretariat said in the statement she died from complications related to a generalised infection, Associated Press has reported. It was caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is known to be resistant to several kinds of antibiotics. Bridi had been in the hospital in the city of Serra in south-eastern Brazil since January 3. She became ill in December and doctors originally diagnosed her with kidney stones, local media said. Mariana Bridi da Costa had been in a hospital in Serra, in the south-eastern state of Espirito Santo, and on artificial respiration following the procedures, according to several newspapers.
Her boyfriend, Thiago Simoes, told the G1 news website that Bridi fell ill on December 30, but was initially misdiagnosed with kidney stones. The infection quickly spread, causing her to go back to hospital for tests that revealed her condition. Surgeons had to act to remove her damaged hands and feet. Bridi was twice a finalist in the Brazilian stage of the Miss World pageant."
I know the medical profession is not perfect. HOWEVER. This mis-diagnosis and the horribly untimely death (after amputation of this lovely young woman's hands and feet) seems quite primitive in nature. How, in 2009, can something like this even happen?

Today is "Change a Pet's Life Day" !!

Sad little boxer puppy...

"January 24th is Change a Pet’s Life Day, sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. This one day adopt-a-thon event hopes to unite 3,000 animals with their forever families.
Janet Donlin of Hill’s tells us that “eight million pets a year enter shelters.” And with the economy circling the drain, intake numbers are on the rise while adoption numbers are declining.
To do their part, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is paying the adoption fees for the first 10 dogs adopted at each of the 300 participating shelters. In addition, they are giving away Science Diet pet food and an informational DVD to all families who adopt animals from the participating shelters. Finally, they are providing a toll-free number to answer questions from new pet guardians."

Today is the day...change the life of a shelter pet.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tom Cruise to Stop "Being Tom Cruise"...

"Call the poliiiiiiiiice!", whispers Katie Holmes

in order to re-capture female fanbase.

according to Star:
- No talking about Scientology.
- No wearing sunglasses on the red carpet.
- No showing up to premieres in fancy cars.- Appear on women-friendly shows like The View. "It's all very calculated."
- No man-handling the Katie. At least in public. "Tom needs to quit grabbing her arm and pulling her around. The idea is to make him the kinder, gentler Tom, not a controlling husband with a Stepford wife."
Yeah, because we're all idiots and will fall for this crap.
I just cannot get over how blissful and luminous "Kate" looks these days, how 'bout you?

George Clooney Returns to "ER" for Finale! Calling Dr. Ross!!!

Sorry. I just thought this embarrassing
picture of George was funny...
I stopped watching "ER" years ago. Back in the Clooney days, I watched religiously. It was one of those shows, though, that I could never watch in reruns. The stress of it all was just too much to re-live for me. I think I will totally watch when George comes back for the finale.
NBC's drama "ER" may be getting back its biggest star ever - George Clooney — and it's biggest couple, if only for a night. For Clooney, the visit is a payback to the show which helped transformed him from a bit actor into a powerful Hollywood star. Clooney, as Dr. Doug Ross, was last seen on the show in May 2000, when he showed up in a final scene in what was Margulies' last episode. He had left the show as a regular in February 1999.
Dr. Ross had moved to Seattle, and Margulies' nurse Carol Hathaway, Ross' long-lost love, was seen getting on a plane to Seattle, and eventually they met at the end of the show.
"ER" is in its final season on NBC, and has been marking the last outing with visits from the early cast including, Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Abraham Benrubi, Eriq LaSalle and Alex Kingston to wrap up old storylines.

Typical awesome behavior by George Clooney. Seems we can always count on him to do the right thing. Will YOU watch?

Kelly Osbourne Checks Into Rehab...Again.

"Diet and exercise, of course--why do you ask??:

Oh dear. Kelly Osbourne is in rehab again.

The Sun reports:

"KELLY OSBOURNE is back in rehab. She checked herself into a facility close to LA after realising “she needed help”, said her mum SHARON.
The rock matriarch added: “Yeah, Kelly’s in rehab. “What else can we say? She knew that it was the right thing to do at this point and we’re proud she did it.

“The family is all standing behind her. We just pray that everything’s going to be okay.”
Sharon said her daughter will reveal all about her reasons for seeking help when she’s out in around 30 days. Kelly, 24, was working with dad OZZY and brother JACK on a new Osbournes TV show when she entered the facility.

Struggling to fight back tears, Sharon told “This is one of the absolute worst things that a parent can face, for their child to go through rehab. “And not once, but twice.” In 2004, Kelly checked into Promises in Malibu to fight an addiction to painkillers.

Makes ya sorta wonder if this was her "weight loss program", doesn't it?

Paula Abdul Thinks She's Talented!

Paula Abdul is completely sane. Right? Right??

Oh Paula. I'm cringing with mortification for you. Usually, we wait for other people to say these things...but I guess she'd be waiting for-bloody-ever for that to happen. So here's what Paula congratulated herself for achieving:

"Says the American Idol judge, "My videos stand the test of time. They are like the almanac for every performer. Even Rhianna has come up to me and said 'I hope you don't mind.' And Beyonce. You can see the influence of what I've done. It's really fun to see that I've left a mark. It was my idea to create an animated character. It takes a lot of focus, a lot time, and a lot of money."
Gulp. Blink blink.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Heath Ledger - One Year Ago Today...

Heath Ledger
April 4, 1979 - January 22, 2008
This portrait, titled "Heath: and painted by Ledger’s friend Vincent Fantauzzo, Ledger sat for the painting just weeks before he died of a drugs overdose in January (08), and the finished artwork sees the actor bare-chested and surrounded by two other whispering versions of himself.

Heath, with daughter Mathilda

Ledger with Jake Gyllenhaal in
Brokeback Mountain

Heath, in A Knight's Tale

The Joker

I was in San Diego...being treated for medical detox in a psychiatric ward (prior to going to Casa Palmera for the eating disorder) when I heard the news. I knew immediately it was an accident.

As narcisstic as this sounds, I knew I had been ingesting way more prescription drugs than Heath had--and he died. And I weighed 95 pounds. I remember thinking, "how on EARTH have I survived this mess?" I wasn't sure I would live yet.
Please forgive me for seeming to make this "all about me" head is full of all kinds of scary things right now. Someone I love deeply is in trouble and playing with the same kind of fire, and I don't know what to do.
By staff writers
January 22, 2009 12:00am

TODAY marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Australian actor Heath Ledger.On this day in 2008, 28-year-old Ledger was found naked and unconscious in bed by a housekeeper at an apartment belonging to fellow actor Mary-Kate Olsen in SoHo, New York. When paramedics responded the actor was in full cardiac arrest. They attempted to perform CPR on him but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem later found Ledger died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs including pain killers and anxiety medication. The star had reportedly been troubled and hadn't been able to sleep since the intense experience of playing The Joker in The Dark Knight.

Everyone from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to John Travolta spoke of their sadness at the tragedy. "I had such great hope for him," Aussie actor Mel Gibson, and Ledger's co-star in The Patriot, said. "He was just taking off and to lose his life at such a young age is a tragic loss." In February his body was flown to his hometown of Perth and cremated, with a wake held on Cottesloe Beach for family and friends. The Dark Knight opened a few months later, with Ledger's menacing performance as The Joker recieving critical acclaim. He went on to win a series of movie awards for the role in the best supporting actor category, including a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award, and he was indeed nominated for an Academy Award early this morning. Ledger's monther, Sally Bell, said his Golden Globe would be given to the actor's three-year-old daugher with Michelle Williams, Mathilda. Matilda lives with Williams, Ledger's Brokeback Mountain co-star, in Brooklyn, New York. But we haven't seen the last of Ledger. He still has one more film to be released, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which he was part-way through filming when he died. Director Terry Gilliam enlisted the help of actors Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell to share the remainder of Ledger's role, rewriting the film to allow the character to change appearance.