September 11, 2006

5 Years Ago

--America remembers. For those of you who are interested, here is my blog post from 2003 regarding 9/11.

--A date has finally been set for R. Kelly's child pornography trial. Opening arguments begin October 13. Um, it's about time!!!

--It seems the officer who arrested Paris Hilton may have been just as drunk as she was. First of all, Paris Hilton's middle name is Whitney, not Lohitney. Also, she's way taller than 5'3''.

--The Chinese movie "Still Life," a surprise entry set against the backdrop of China's gigantic Three Gorges Dam project, on Saturday won this year's Golden Lion — the top award at the Venice Film Festival. Helen Mirren and Ben Affleck took the top acting awards. Mirren was named best actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Stephen Frears' "The Queen." Affleck won best actor for his role in Allen Coulter's "Hollywoodland," which dramatizes an investigation into the death of George Reeves, star of the 1950s TV show "Adventures of Superman."

--A woman who learned six weeks before her wedding that her fiance was cheating on her is turning her would-be reception into a charity benefit. She and her mother canceled the band, photographer and florist, but learned they would not be reimbursed for the reception and block of rooms they had reserved. So they turned the reception into a benefit for the Vermont Children's Aid Society and CARE USA, an international relief organization that aims to combat poverty by empowering women.

--Shar Jackson, Kevin Federline's ex-girlfriend and baby mama, thinks she's a real celebrity. Jackson, a panelist on "The Ex-Wives Club" with Angie Everhart and Marla Maples, tried to lure some bold-faced names to her 30th birthday at Body English in Las Vegas the other day. Her publicist, Roxanne Romero, sent out e-mails to agents and managers in L.A. advising, "Submit your talent to attend this fantastic event to honor Shar Jackson's birthday."

--Disney's The Little Mermaid will swim on stage next summer, receiving its world premiere in Denver.

--Paris Hilton has slammed tabloid reports she hooked up with newly-single Travis Barker and insists the paparazzi got him mixed up with one of his friends. Hilton explains that it was actually a case of mistaken identity saying, "I did not make out with Travis Barker. "I was with his friend Alex, who I met that night. It's nothing serious. "He looks like Travis, he has tattoos all over his arms, and he has a Mohawk. People must have confused him with Travis."

--Heidi Klum has now signed up to create a line of jewellery for QVC. The clover-themed collection was inspired by the marble inlay of the Duomo in Milan and will be produced in sterling silver and 14-carat gold for pieces that will range in price from $50.00 to $250.00.

--President Bush showed off his sense of humor this morning on "Today" in an interview with Matt Lauer. The segment, taped Friday, showed Bush entering the Oval Office holding a copy of People magazine opened to the page with a bare-chested Matt Lauer. The president jokes, "Can I have an autograph?" Lauer responds: "Oh, do not start with this. That's just not nice [pointing to the picture]. The amazing thing is they put my head on your body." Bush: "I don't spend that much time at the gym."

--Brad Pitt says that he and Angelina Jolie will get married – when all couples can legally wed. "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able," the actor tells Esquire magazine for its October issue.

--New York Fashion Week is underway...

--Fergie, the female voice of the Black Eyed Peas, says she had to dig deep into herself to kick her crystal meth addiction. "It was the hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with," Stacey "Fergie" Ferguson told Time magazine in an interview for the issue that hits newsstands Monday.

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1 Good thinkin'Brad! It will probably take decades for gay marriage to be approved nationwide. By then, you'll be too old to care about staying single.

Posted by: Nanc' at September 11, 2006 08:57 AM (Ailrt)

2 My thoughts exactly... what a great way to get away with not marrying her. -d

Posted by: -d at September 11, 2006 09:58 AM (OSIXQ)

3 Brad's excuse is so transparent--we burst out laughing at the 40-year old who thinks like an irresponsible juvenile. Sad for the women in his life that he quickly gives his name to anyone's adopted children, and freely commits time and money wandering around the world trying to acertain what's gone wrong with the world, yet fails to judge himself and the damage he's doing by the example he's living. You begin to change the world by changing yourself. What's gone wrong with the world is that giving children your name is not enough, as all Family/Divorce Courts will tell you. To truly love your children you must truly love their mother. (And that goes vice-versa as well.) Think about it: That one commitment between parents to work diligently on acquiring and maintaing a loving committed marriage, would change the world and the lives (and future) of all the children in it. Brad and Angie say they're committed to helping AIDs babies, but it's exactly those babies who are suffering because one or both of their parents were not committed to their marriage. Just imagine how many fathers might also leave their children behind now bolstered by the infamous "Brad's Excuse". By this one idiotic statement Brad Pitt has single-handedly done far more damage to the lives of all the children of the world by giving bad example to men everywhere. We vote with our feet and our cash and we won't be attending more any of Brad or Angie's movies...and that goes for Tom and Katie...etc etc.

Posted by: Constance at September 12, 2006 07:06 PM (ZGpMS)

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