Daily Archives: January 28, 2009

Joaquin Phoenix – We’ve Been Had!!


Last October, Joaquin Phoenix declared he was giving up his acting career to reinvent himself as a rapper. On Jan. 16, Joaquin made his debut as a rapper at Las Vegas’ Lavo nightclub. While sporting a rather unattractive, unkempt beard he went on stage to preform three rap songs to a bewildered audience. He stumbled off stage less then fifteen minutes later.
At the time, most believed it is a hoax or that he needs to revisit rehab.

Two people close to Joaquin Phoenix tell EW that the actor’s recent attempt to reinvent himself as a rapper is not what it appears to be.

Following the Las Vegas fiasco, Joaquin told a source,

‘It’s a put-on. I’m going to pretend to have a meltdown and change careers, and Casey is going to film it,'”

Though Phoenix’s interest in music is sincere, with this supposed career reboot he is trying to both lampoon pompous actors and punk the media that covers them.

“It’s an art project for him,” says a source. “He’s going full out. He probably has told his reps that he’s quit acting. Joaquin is very smart. This is very conscious. He has a huge degree of control.”

I’m not sure the purpose of Joaquin’s hoax – but it is definitely giving him a lot of attention and publicity. Why do you think he is doing this??


DeAnna Pappas Interview – Part II


Last week I posted the first part of my interview with DeAnna Pappas, the former Bachelorette, and current co-host of Get Married.
The first part of the interview focused on DeAnna’s USO Tour to Iraq – the second part of the interview focuses on the personal side of DeAnna.

I asked DeAnna where she saw herself five years from now, both professionally and personally (I know the typical interview question):
DeAnna stated,

“Professionally all of my dreams have come true. ‘Get Married’ is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Personally, I still want to fall madly in love and be married. I still want kids, I still want to find that someone that completes me.”

As to the many articles that have been written about DeAnna “Going Hollywood”, there could be nothing further from the truth. DeAnna’s life is as “normal” as it gets in her hometown in Georgia. She does her own cooking, cleaning, laundry and food shopping and best of all, she still drives her Honda. This sounds like the same down to earth girl we all saw on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

DeAnna is very protective of her personal life and doesn’t like to discuss the reason her relationship with Jessie Csincsak did not work out. She is not willing to explain that to anyone and would like to keep it private.

I asked DeAnna if the rumors about her dating former reality star, Ace from the Real World, were true – she giggled before saying,

“We are good friends.  He is a great guy we met a few months back… a wonderful guy.  He owns the bar, Flip Flops.”

DeAnna is still in touch with a lot of the “guys” from the Bachelor and when asked about her relationship with Jason Mesnick, the #2 man on the Bachelorette and the current Bachelor, DeAnna stated:

“Jason is a very good friend, we have become the best of friends.”

As to the reason for  her return to The Bachelor, DeAnna was very coy and said,

“We will have to just wait and see.”

That is one episode of The Bachelor that I can not wait to see!!



Since When Did a Woman’s Weight Become Newsworthy?

This question was posed by Ashlee Simpson.   Ashley has taken to her blog to discuss the topic of the week, Jessica Simpson’s weight. The photo that caused the controversy can be found here.  (I personally think the pants are the problem).

“I am completely disgusted by the headlines concerning my sister’s weight. A week after the inauguration and with such a feeling of hope in the air for our country, I find it completely embarrassing and belittling to all women to read about a woman’s weight or figure as a headline on Fox News.

All women come in different shapes, sizes, and forms and just because you’re a celebrity, there shouldn’t be a different standard.

Is this something you would say to your wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, or even a friend?

I seriously doubt it.

How can we expect teenage girls to love and respect themselves in an environment where we criticize a size 2 figure?

Now can we focus on the things that really matter.

I agree with Ashlee, should Jessica’s weight make headlines?

Mickey Rourke and Evan Rachel Woods Share A Kiss

Photo courtesy of Reuters

Photo courtesy of Reuters

Mickey Rourke and Evan Rachel Wood were caught kissing. It wasn’t the kind of kiss you would see on ‘The Wrestler’, a father/daughter kiss. It was a romantic kiss – the kind of kiss you read about in books, or see on the soap operas. So why is it making news??

Evan Rachel Wood is 21, Mickey Rourke is 56. That is a huge age difference.

Stranger things have happened – after all, this is Hollywood. Evan Rachel Wood, 21, made the headlines last year after she started dating Marilyn Manson (19 years her senior) but since their split in December has she now moved on to 56-year-old veteran actor Mickey Rourke?

The two attended Grey Goose’s Official SAG after-party on Sunday evening but were spotted leaving together. According to Fox News, Evan went upstairs with Mickey when he suddenly grabbed her for a lip-lock in the outside area of the Four Seasons hotel.

The pair have been romantically linked since she played his daughter in “The Wrestler,” although Wood always denied that they were anything more than friends.

Reps for Rourke and Wood did not respond for comment.

Evan Rachel Woods is a young, beautiful woman with an interesting choice in men. What do you think of Evan’s choice in men??

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