Daily Archives: February 6, 2009

Today’s Celebrity Quote:

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” – Tina Turner


Lily Allen Needs to Get Off The Phone

Lily Allen

Lily Allen needs to either give up text messaging or have someone help her before she hits the send button.

The first incident occurred when Lily sent Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson a topless picture of herself by mistake.

Now we have Lily accidently texting Simon Cowell. Lily, who recently said she would love to be a judge on Cowell’s U.K. talent series The X Factor, wrote a text about the star while on vacation over the Christmas. But when it came time to press send, she mistakenly forwarded the flirty note to Simon himself.
Conact Music quoted Lily as saying,

“I was kind of seeing this guy and then it was over. So I texted my godmother in Jamaica and told her and as a joke I said, ‘Maybe my next conquest should be Simon Cowell.’
He replied, ‘Sorry?’

Lily’s explanation, “You know when someone is in your mind and you accidentally text them?”

I’ve never accidently texted anyone but I have forwarded/replied to e-mails to the wrong people and gotten myself in sticky situations. What about you – have you ever embarrassed yourself in this way??

Michael Phelp’s Dropped By Kellogg’s

Michael Phelps is paying for the now famous photo of him smoking a bong – in a big way!!

Kellogg’s is dropping Michael as a corn flakes spokesman.

Kellogg’s made a statement:

“We originally built the relationship with Michael, as well as the other Olympic athletes, to support our association with the U.S. Olympic team. Michael’s most recent behavior is not consistent with the image of Kellogg. His contract expires at the end of February and we have made a decision not to extend his contract.”

Michael was also suspended from competition and denied financial support for three months by USA Swimming, the sport’s national governing body.

“This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero,” the federation says in a statement. “Michael has voluntarily accepted this reprimand and has committed to earn back our trust.”

Michaels other sponsors, including Speedo, Omega watch and Visa, have stuck by him.

What do you think – should Michael have been dropped by Kellogg’s and been denied financial support by USA Swimming??

By Shari

Renee Zellweger and James Franco – It’s All in the Pudding

Photo Courtesy of E!Online

Photo Courtesy of E!Online

Accompanied by Harvard men in drag, Renee Zellweger has been honored as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals woman of the year. Hasty Pudding is the nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe. By tradition, many of its male members wear women’s clothes for the parade.

The actress rode in the back of a silver convertible Bentley during a parade through Harvard Square on Thursday. She waved to spectators while capturing the event on her cell phone camera.

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year is James Franco. James is set to receive his award on February 13th.

The Man and Woman of the Year awards are presented annually to performers who have made a “lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.” The Woman of the Year award has been granted to many notable entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor, and, most recently, Charlize Theron. The Man of the Year’s past recipients include Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis, and, last year, Christopher Walken.

Congratulations to Renee and James!!

Gossip Girl Spin Off

Krysten Ritter

The “Gossip Girl” spin-off has its first character.

Krysten Ritter has been cast to play Carol Rhodes – the older sister of Lily van der Woodsen aka Lily Rhodes in the new prequel series, a rep for The CW confirmed to Access Hollywood.

The spin-off will follow Lily (played by Kelly Rutherford on “Gossip Girl”) in her teen years in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

After a falling out, the privileged Lily is forced to move in with Carol – her sister and family black sheep. Having spent her childhood as a “have,” attending a high-priced boarding school in Montecito, Calif., Lily must now adjust to life as a “have not” living in the much less posh San Fernando Valley and enrolling in public school.

The untitled prequel will debut on May 11 during the second-to-last episode of this season’s “Gossip Girl.”

“They actually don’t tell us much,” Blake Lively recently told AccessHollywood.com about the new series. “But our second-to-last episode is going to double as their pilot. So a lot of our show will be flashbacks of the young Lily and the young Rufus, which you’ll be seeing in the new series… I think it’s a great idea!”

Are you going to watch it??


New York’s Shopaholic Movie Premiere

Isla Fisher

The Big Apple was host to the world premiere of “Confessions of a Shopaholic” last night. Walt Disney Pictures rolled down red carpet in front of the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City to welcome stars for the special screening event of their upcoming romantic comedy about a fashionista financial columnist whose shopping addiction has put her in major debts.

Despite the frigid temperatures stars were bracing the cold to join the celebration. Hugh Dancy, Isla Fisher, Joan Cusack, John Goodman, Krysten Ritter, Leslie Bibb, Nick Cornish and Wendie Malick were among the film’s cast ensemble seen attending the premiere.

Some of the stars shared stories with USA Today on some of the craziest ways they made cash.

Isla Fisher:

“I sold lemonade when I first came to Los Angeles on the side of the road” As a child, Isla was even more inventive: “I used to collect my horse’s poop and sell it (as manure) by the side of the road.”

John Goodman:
Joked that he once “stole cars” to make ends meet. But then he confessed, “I ran info for a bookie once.”

Wendie Malick:
Worked as an aid for former congressman Jack Kemp in Washington.

“It was only for a few months, and then I thought, ‘You know what? I need to be an actress. This is not for me.’ “

I don’t know about you guys – but I CANNOT wait to see this movie.

Wendy MalickKrysten Ritter
Joan Cusack

Celebrity Feuds

Can’t we all just get along? It seems like everyone is arguing these days.

Christian Bale with his obscenity filled temper tantrum.

Hillary Duff insulting Faye Dunaway.

Then, Stephen King admits he doesn’t think much of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s writing chops.

Now, R&B icon Etta James has some choice words to say about Beyoncé Knowles and her “At Last” performance at President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ball.

Etta, 71, was caught on tape insulting Beyonce and Barack at a recent performance in Seattle.

Etta told the audience: You know, your president, the one with the big ears — he ain’t my president — had that woman singing for him at his inauguration. She’s going to get her — whooped … Beyonce … I can’t stand Beyonce.”

Everyone is throwing nasty insults. What is going on?