This time for awhile!
I am taking off this weekend and heading to the boonies. Helping Mom move to Montana. Yep, it's going to be a long drive. I'll be home by Thursday, hopefully back to posting by Thurs-Fri. (I'm SO getting a laptop when I return!) In the meantime I tried to dig up some fun stuff for you all until I get back.
Jackson Blue's Celebrity Dirt - Jackson Blue does his daily Celebrity Dirt, it's hysterical!
MyHeritage- Which celebrities do you resemble? See Spicy's on her MySpace
Bumpshack - Celebrity gossip blog with a man's twist on things
Splitting Image - Celebrity look-a-likes in London, but do they look alike?
CityRag - A kickass blog that mixes celebrity & the city..and don't forget Buddy
Celebrity patents - Browse through actual patents owned by celebrities
Hollywood Sign webcam - Like any good webcam it's live 24/7
Calendar of Hollywood's Celebrity Events - Know what's happening in Hollywood
Crazy Days & Nights - Amazingly addictive Blind Item Blog, written by an Entertainment Lawyer, or a very good hoaxer
The Blemish - Just a good ol' smartass gossip blog
Celebrity Grave Hunting - Check out the graves of some famous celebrities
TABFL.com - Celebrity Fantasy Leagues, join the Smackaholics!
Real Estate Stalker - See the amazing homes of the rich and famous
PoponthePop - You all know Joy, check her out!
Bad Girls Club - The Oxygen Network's catty reality show, see past episode's here
NinjaDude- A pervy, in your face celebrity gossip blog
ThinkExist - Browse through some great celebrity quotes
Hollyscoop - The Hollyscoop girls are always up to date
Celebrity Matchmaker - Can you guess who the celebrities in Halloween costumes are?
JordanIsYourHomeboy - I know he's mine, is he yours?
Guess the Celebrity - Pretend you are a celebrity and the computer will guess who you are
Caricature Zone - Fun with celebrity caricatures!
Hollywood Backwash - More Hollywood gossip to devour
Album Cover Network - Browse through thousands of album covers
Madame Tussauds - Official website of the celebrity wax creators
Bloggers Blog - Links to many celebrity blogs
Hardly Famous - Check out what your favorite celeb did before they became stars
I'm Bringing Blogging Back - Love this gossip blog
Smoking Gun - Celebrity Mugshots
Gabsmash - Delicious bits of celebrity gossip
Shortest Celebrity Marriages - I do..I think
Seeing Stars - See streets named after celebrities
American Idol - The official American Idol site
Celebrity Plastic Surgery - Pictures of before and after celebrity plastic surgeries
This time for awhile!
Lindsay Lohan is looking quite refreshed considering this was her fifth night out on the town.
She must have a new stylist lately too because she is looking better in recent months than ever. The lips don't look so bad either..
Someone decided to play a prank and edit Wikipedia to say that comedian Sinbad died of a heart attack.
E-mail links and message boards linked to the erroneous page. The rumor started to spread across the internet.
Sinbad said his daughter was the first to call him. Then a few days later he started receiving hundreds of concerned phone calls, text messages and e-mails.
When asked by the AP if he was upset about the rumor, Sinbad just laughed.
"It's gonna be more commonplace as the Internet opens up more and more. It's not that strange."
A note on Sinbad's Wikipedia page Thursday night said the site has been temporarily protected from editing to deal with vandalism.
Erin go braless (CityRag)
So does Tara Reid (TheBlemish)
Lindsay Lohan macks with Korn guitarist (Gabsmash)
and Jude Law, while drinking (NinjaDude)
Britney Spears plays tennis in rehab (IBBB)
Antonella Barba's MySpace makeover (TMZ)
Reese Witherspoon and son Deacon enjoy some Pinkberry frozen yogurt together.
She's such a great mom, her kids are lucky.
You won't see nannies take the place of their mother no matter how big she gets or how long she is a star.
Anna Wintour is desperately seeking another term for 'blog'.
According to a Vogue staff member, "They are expanding the Vogue Web site and getting more involved with the Internet. But Anna hates the word 'blog' so much, she refuses to call anything on her site a blog and has charged her staff with coming up with a new word that isn't as garish-sounding. She wants it ASAP - in time for launch."
However, a source close to Wintour said, "Anna just doesn't want people to refer to stories as blogs, because they're not. It's an improper use of the word." A rep said, "Anna has nothing against blogs."
Porn stars will do what they do.
These two nasty hos love the attention they are getting and are used to throwing their legs open in front of a camera so they are doing what comes naturally.
Rena Riffel looks like a tranny. Actually transvestites are usually prettier than her. Rena decides to show her crotch to the photographers at every angle. During her spread-eagle-athon in the backseat it looks as though her trap was gnawing on some toilet paper.
Pax Thien Jolie (given name Pham Quang), the 3-year-old Vietnamese boy that Angelina Jolie has adopted, started bawling when his new mother knelt down to talk to him today during a welcoming ceremony at the orphanage.
"She told me she understands – that it's normal for all young children to be scared," said the orphanage director, Mr. Nguyen Van Trung.
"Later he was okay, very cheerful and happy," Trung said. "He even played with his new brother Maddox."
Jolie completed adoption procedures after picking up Pax from the orphanage. She adopted him as a single parent because Vietnam's adoption regulations don't allow unmarried couples to co-adopt. Maddox accompanied his mother to meet his new brother.
Pax wasn't told by the staff that he was being adopted that day which may have been why he was so upset in the beginning.
"We did not say anything to him, afraid we might put pressure on him and more frightened," Tuyen said. "We just told him that we are taking him out. You are going to play outside – play with a mother and father."
According to the gossip site TMZ.com, some American Idol contestants are quickly becoming very close friends.
One unlikely pair is Sanjaya Malakar and Lakisha Jones. The two have a special bond and are supporting one another.
Lakisha has been encouraging Sanjaya to not care what others are saying about him at the moment and to believe in himself.
Blake and Chris R. have become close friends as well.
CASTING "THE LIFE OF THE PARTY" FOR NEW GAME SHOW
ABC's NEWEST PRIME-TIME GAME SHOW
"NATIONAL BINGO NIGHT"
Do your family and friends consider you the life of the party? Are you ready to have a great time on stage in front of America? We are CASTING NOW and looking for enthusiastic people and colorful characters who are ready to win a lot of cash and prizes.
You DON'T need the physical endurance of an Olympian or a genius IQ to bring home money and prizes. This game is all about lady luck and enthusiasm. If you enjoy games of chance and seeing just how far your luck will take you, then you'll love this family friendly game show. The rules are simple, no tricks and anyone can play.
Apply now or nominate someone you think is a great character or the life of the party!
Note: There is not need to re-submit if you auditioned for EASY MONEY - this is the same show with a name change!
Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com, and email the information listed below to:
1. Your NAME and OCCUPATION
2. CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
4. CITY you live
5. Recent PHOTO
6. Tell us something interesting about yourself that most people don't know. Give us examples of how lucky or unlucky you are and let us know if you are a risk taker!! Why should we put you on the show?
7. ONLY if you do NOT live in the LA Area (or cannot make it to the casting audition), you may submit a video tape of your audition. Please follow the instructions below to submit your audition tape and application!
IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN THE LA AREA, HERE IS HOW TO APPLY:
1. If you won't be able to make it to an audition in Los Angeles, please download an application at the link below:
2. You must submit an audtion tape, per the guidelines below:
The first rule in making a videotape audition for National Bingo Night is to have fun.
Making a videotape audition for the program is very easy. Using a video camera, make us a 5-minute tape that explains why you would be an excellent candidate for our show . Be creative, show us your personality - tell us who you are and what makes you unique. Start with your name and hometown. There is no "right" or "wrong" thing to say on your tape, we just want to get to know you in the every day way your friends and family do.
Bad Ideas for your hometape: Taking us on a tour of your home, featuring your friends in the video instead of you (Longtime spouses are OK), or sitting on the couch. We really want to get to know YOU.
Video Production 101...
* Start with your name, age, and hometown. Include a full body shot.
* Make sure we can see and hear you clearly;
* Turn off the television, radio or anything else that might add extra noise;
* Do not sit in front of a window. (The back lighting will make you appear as though you're in the witness protection program – bad.)
* Label the tape with your name, age, address and phone number;
* We can only accept VHS tapes. (The ones that fit in your VCR). If you have a hi-8, digital-8 or DV tape, we prefer if you transfer these formats to VHS. Transferring your camcorder tape to VHS can be accomplished easily. Use the Red, White, and Yellow cables that come with your camera to connect it to your VCR. Push play on your camera, and Record on your VCR. Please run a test and make sure your transfer worked properly.
* Be Kind, Rewind. Rewinding your tape to the beginning greatly increases our fondness for you.
Filling out the application…
* We will only accept completed and signed application if they are accompanied by your videotape. Please take your time and answer the questions honestly. You can download the application www.bryanstinsoncasting.com
* Please enclose a recent photo with the application. Make sure your photo(s) are clearly labeled with your name and phone number on the back.
**DO NOT ATTEMPT OR PERFORM ANY STUNTS
Please mail your application form AND tape ASAP to:
Bryan Stinson Casting
National Bingo Night/InfoList Submission
3800 Barham Blvd Suite #403
Los Angeles, CA 90068
good luck everyone!
Experts Say the Death of Anna Nicole Smith Was a Wake-Up Call for Some, but Not Everyone Is Listening
By LAURA COVERSON
In Hollywood these days, driving in the wrong direction on a freeway, being caught "under the influence," or shaving your head in public and then racing off to rehab are just as likely to get you on the cover of a magazine as a big opening at the box office.
The list of headline-grabbing celebrities is long: Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Whitney Houston, Robert Downey Jr., Nicole Richie, Kate Moss and Marc Jacobs are among the stars who've gone public with their drug and alcohol problems and who are trying to walk the road to recovery.
Addiction specialist Drew Pinsky says the death of Anna Nicole Smith, an alleged drug abuser, was a wake-up call in Hollywood.
"She dies and then all of a sudden everybody goes into treatment. And that is typically what happens with addicts," says Pinsky, who runs the department of chemical dependency services at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, Calif.
"When someone really has a consequence, they recognize themselves in that and try to get help," Pinsky said.
Drug abuse and the creative arts are longtime co-stars of the celebrity high-wire act. In the 1940s, leading man and tough guy Robert Mitchum did jail time for marijuana possession.
In the 1950s, Billie Holiday and Charlie "Birdman" Parker made all that jazz with heroin flowing through their veins. In the 1960s, box office giant Gary Grant extolled the virtues of LSD as therapy and Marilyn Monroe overdosed on prescription drugs.
The toll was high in the 1990s. Rock star Kurt Cobain shot himself after leaving a treatment center in Los Angeles. Funnyman Chris Farley and actor River Phoenix overdosed on cocaine and morphine.
Not Everyone in Hollywood Has Heard the Call.
Despite the spate of recent high-profile celebrity meltdowns, some wonder whether a cavalier attitude toward substance abuse remains pervasive in Hollywood. After being arrested for an alleged DUI in the fall, Paris Hilton didn't seem to see what all the fuss was about.
"It was nothing," she reportedly told "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. "I was just really hungry, and I wanted to have an In-N-Out burger."
Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and Justin Timberlake are quoted in the latest issue of Us Weekly magazine as openly having admitted to abusing drugs in the past.
Do stars believe they are above conventional norms or the law? "I treat lots of celebrities," Pinsky said. "Their stories are always replete with trauma and drugs and narcissism. People with these issues are drawn to becoming celebrities."
And Pinsky says celebrities have to deal with much more fallout if they stumble. "It is not that the celebrity status develops these phenomenons, it's that there's not so many boundaries or so many consequences that the rest of us would come up against," Pinsky said.
But there are consequences. While audiences seldom shun a star at the box office because of "bad behavior" in their real lives, studios are nowhere near as tolerant.
"It becomes prohibitively expensive to insure a movie production that has a drug user in the cast," said Tatiana Siegel, who covers the film industry for The Hollywood Reporter.
Last year, Lohan was blasted by Morgan Creek, the film company backing "Georgia Rule," in which she starred. The ingenue's tardiness and no-shows prompted CEO James G. Robinson to write a letter that found its way to the Internet.
"We are all well aware that your ongoing all night heavy partying is the real reason for your 'exhaustion.' We refuse to accept bogus excuses for your behavior," wrote Robinson.
He threatened to hold her "personably accountable" for actions the Morgan Creek chief said had "resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages."
"Lindsay Lohan has not signed on to any studio films in a while," Siegel said, "and I don't think that is a coincidence."
Downey's battles with drugs and the legal system for two decades dimmed a brilliant career hinted at by stellar performances in "Less Than Zero" and "Chaplin," for which he received an Oscar nomination.
"For years he was not making any studio movies. He was making independents," Siegel said. "He has just started to land high-profile roles."
Downey has received critical acclaim for his role in the recently released "Zodiac," and he will star as a superhero in the big budget action drama "Iron Man," scheduled to begin filming this month.
Young people take their cues from popular culture and from celebrities.
Marketers rely on that dynamic. So it is troubling for some to note that the headlines made by entertainers in the throws of addiction have an eerie echo in a startling new report about college kids.
Almost half of all full-time college students (4.8 million) binge drink and/or abuse prescription and illegal drugs, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.
The comprehensive study also found that more than one-third of the students did not seek help because they feared the social stigma attached to substance abuse.
With more and more celebrities turning to treatment and admitting they have a problem, perhaps there is a message really worth marketing to young people.
Sanjaya, Sanjaya, Sanjaya.. (MollyGood)
Tara Conner celebrates 90 days sober (TMZ)
Britney Spears is throwing temper tantrums in rehab (Starpulse)
And drinking TONS of Coke (TheBlemish)
Scarlett Johansson to star in another Woody Allen film (EvilBeet)
Keira Frightley (NinjaDude)
Regis Philbin recovers after heart surgery (Reuters)
John Mayer and Jessica SImpson in Santa Monica (JIYH)
Drew Barrymore and Spike Jonze suck face (POTP)
Victoria Beckham to adopt a girl? (HollywoodBackwash)
Heather Mills breaks into pig farm (GossiporTruth)
...and says she will always love Paul McCartney (MizMonica)
Jennifer Aniston may move back to NYC (AA)
Angelina Jolie's new little boy (Gabsmash)
Grey Goose got the girl feeling loose (CityRag)
Nicole Richie using drugs to starve herself (CelebrityDirtyLaundry)
I couldn't believe it either.
The curly haired heart throb youngster from Washington State made it through another round of eliminations.
Sure, Brandon Rogers forgot a few lyrics during his performance, but his talent still outshined that of the soft spoken, shy Sanjaya.
Sanjaya is no performer. He may be 'cute' and all, but does he have what it takes to be where he is right now?
Lady Luck has been on the side of this boy from the beginning. His try-outs were stronger than any of his other performances throughout the rest of the competition. He whispers his songs like Michael Jackson speaks, and he moves awkwardly onstage as if he were a sixth grader in a talent show. He exudes no confidence, no stage presence and no pizazz.
I can only conclude that other than the many pre-teen girls who think Sanjaya is just dreamy, the website Vote For The Worst, has done it's job. People really are voting for him because he is the worst.
I feel bad for the kid. He has got to be taking a lot of slack for hanging in. He's compared to every person that is axed before him and has to know that people think he stinks. Still, he gets up there very week and performs terribly again. It has to hurt.
Just how much further will Sanjaya get? I would think next week would be his last. But what do I know? I never would have though he would have made it this far.
A 28-year-old woman is claiming that Kid Rock assaulted her last week (March 8) at his home.
The woman has filed a report with the Oakland County Sheriff's Department.
The alleged assault is still under investigation and possible witnesses still need to be interviewed.
The woman claims that Kid Rock invited the woman and a man to his house to listen to music after hanging out and drinking with them at the Clarkston Union Bar & Kitchen.
After hanging out for awhile, she decided to go home to be with her kids. She says that this is when Kid became angry because he wanted her to spend the night. When she refused Kid reportedly became loud and belligerent.
She went on to claim that Kid grabbed her by the back of her neck and pushed her, making her fall into the snow causing injury to her nose.
The man who was at Kid's home with the woman has corroborated her story.
Kid has admitted to officers that the woman and man were invited to his house to listen to music. He claims that he was playing songs from his upcoming album and that the woman started being obnoxious and rude, talking smack about his tracks and such.
So he asked her to leave.
That's when, according to his statements, she said was going to accuse him of assaulting her.
Then there's the third man, claiming to be witness, who is siding with Kid Rock
And lastly, officers will be interviewing a fourth person, a female, who was also at the home at the time of the alleged assault. Officers will be interviewing her soon.
Britney Spears' official website, BritneySpears.com is asking fans to email positive and inspiring messages to her, some of which will be printed on her site.
Not surprising since Britney has used her website as a means to communicate with her fans for years.
Whitney started working on a new album in the studio yesterday.
BMG's Clive Davis, who has supported Whitney through her recent divorce, helped the diva choose seven songs to work on.
Jermaine Dupri, R. Kelly, John Legend and Johnta Austin who co-wrote "Be Without You" and "We Belong Together" are in line to assist Whitney with her big comeback. And Whitney has enlisted Diane Warren, ("If I Could Turn Back Time", "How Do I Live" and "Un-Break My Heart") to help write lyrics.
According to NY Daily News, Whitney's voice might not possess the strength or range it once did due to age and drug abuse, but no one can dispute Whitney's talent. With a little help Whitney will make one of the greatest comebacks ever in the entertainment industry.
Ellen & Portia Di Rossi to marry? (Gabsmash)
Baby Baron Trump is growing fast, has daddy's hair (Bumpshack)
Simon Cowell tells Ryan Seacrest to come out of the closet (NinjaDude)
Jessica Simpson wants to adopt (TheBlemish)
Homicide meeting in Anna Nicole's death (TMZ)
'Year of the Dog' movie trailer (PopBytes)
Daytime Emmy's announced (MizMonica)
Jessica Biel bikini pics (JIYH)
Sanjaya's orphan Annie hairdon't (IBBB)
Tonya Harding in the news again (ICYDK)
Britney Spears and new man growing very close (CDL)
American Idol predictions (ImNotObsessed)
12 fox died for Kate Moss (Hollyscoop)
Baby Shiloh in her first acting role (GossiporTruth)
Christina Aguilera does hockey (DailyStab)
The family of Brad Delp (singer for Boston) says his death was suicide (Glitterati)
Ryan Phillippe flips burgers (GoneHollywood)
Madonna bringing boobies back (CityRag)
Kirsten Dunst on W (CelebSlap)
Todays Blind Item from Mr. Entertainment Lawyer (CrazyDays&Nights)
Fashion designer arrested on rape charges (HollywoodBackwash)
Jennifer Hudson blogs (PoponthePop)