May 29, 2009
Rumor has it that American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert, who has steadfastly refused to talk about his sexuality, will be comng out on the next cover of Rolling Stone.
"My daughter one day decided that she wasn't speaking to my husband, myself and my son, and that's how it's continued for the last, oh gosh, four or five years. And it was sad, that's what killed my husband, actually. He just didn't want to live after that. He had just done everything he could possibly do for his daughter, and she wanted no part of him once he couldn't do anything for her."
Ummm...really nice, Mom. Do you think it had anything to do with the fact that Aaron Spelling was 83 when he died? I'm just sayin'.
May 28, 2009
Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle and the trust he set up have bought a new home for one of the child stars of his Oscar-winning movie.
The filmmaker, who is currently in Mumbai, has told Azharuddin Ismail, 9, he will be re-housed after his family was made to leave the slums. Boyle, who has been criticized for not helping the child actors enough, blamed the press for raising expectations. "Inevitably, the tension and pressure is media generated," he said.
He said he hoped a new home would also be found for Rubina Ali, who played Latika, before the monsoon rains in June. "They were given access to a world, an extraordinary and glamorous world, and they understandably want their lives to be completely transformed," he said.
Soon after the movie was finished, Boyle and producer Christian Colson set up the Jai Ho trust, which was aimed to help the children financially until they turned 18. "The homes are a concern. That is one of the reasons why we built the trust," Boyle said. "We have been trying to accelerate the process of re-housing the families, and one of the reasons we set up the trust is to deal with emergencies like this," said Colson.
A director for the trust said the apartment for Ismail, who played the young Salim, was "comfortable, in a good neighbourhood [and] near his school". In February, the state housing authority said it would give the two children apartments, but the families had not heard from them, said Ali's father Rafiq Qureshi.
Earlier this month, the authorities tore the children's slum homes down. Since then Rubina has been staying with relatives and Azhar was living in a makeshift shanty with his parents.
Drew Barrymore: activist meets Rainbow Bright
May 27, 2009
Eat something, Tori.
May 26, 2009
Some sleazebag hiding behind the phony name of "Mickey the Monkey" is peddling a grainy, unauthorized video of the John F. Kennedy-Carolyn Bessette wedding. A Web site offers footage of the ultra-private event -- held on Cumberland Island, Ga., in 1996 -- for $9.99. Stills on the site show the lovebirds hugging and cutting the wedding cake. The video sale seems timed to exploit the 10th anniversary of the July 16, 1999, plane crash that killed the couple.
Only one photo of the wedding was ever officially released. The site trumpets: "The best the paparazzi could do was hover a helicopter high above the island. Now for the first time you'll be in the small church where only the closest of family and friends had invitations."
Told ya his girlfriend was preggers...
May 21, 2009
In case you live in a hole, and don't know who won last night's Idol, (or you could give a care, which is cool, too), click here for a pretty good (and pretty funny) live blog of last night's events.
Samantha Harris -- star of "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Insider" -- is coming to Broadway.
Harris is taking on the role of Roxie Hart in "Chicago" for six weeks starting July 7. Harris, who has a musical theater background and once toured with Monty Python's Eric Idle, tells us she won't fall prey to anything like Jeremy Piven's "mercury poisoning" while at work. "I would have to be on my deathbed to miss a show," she promises. "I am so ecstatic. I'm from a theater family -- I know how hard [Broadway actors] work." She'll keep her day job hosting "The Insider."
Now, THAT'S a slit...
May 20, 2009
Click here for more details (as if we needed any) of why Kate is crazy.
With Amy Winehouse, it's not just complicated. It's extremely complicated.
Soon the world will find out just how much so as the troubled 25-year-old singer and her family open themselves up to Israeli-American interviewer Daphne Barak for a documentary shot at Winehouse's retreat on the island of St. Lucia, according to a post on her MySpace blog.
Barak recently spent time with Winehouse and her father Mitch for what the singer's blog calls "a truthful and revealing look at her complicated life." Footage and photos posted on Barak's own Web site show Winehouse in the studio and hosting a birthday party, as well as a brief interview with Mitch, who explains how the Caribbean island has been a welcome getaway for his daughter during her public struggles with sobriety and fame.
The documentary is expected to be released later this year.
May 19, 2009
Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez seems to have traded in a vintage Madonna for a Kate Hudson.
The blonde, Los Angeles-born actress -- who met A-Rod at the reopening of the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach last November -- was photographed at Friday's game, cheering on the Bronx Bombers at the new Yankee Stadium.
But the real action came later that night at Mustang Grill on Second Avenue. Our source said a bartender at the Southwestern joint at 85th Street "was asking patrons not to go in the back room around 1 a.m. because A-Rod and Kate Hudson were back there making out." One staffer at the restaurant confirmed the two were there celebrating the Yanks' win against the Minnesota Twins.
"Yes, they were here together," the server told us, although she did not witness any lip-lock herself. Another source said the two were spotted over the weekend outside the glamorous 15 Central Park West, where A-Rod rents an apartment.
In January, A-Rod and Hudson had dinner with a group of friends at Lure Fishbar and then went for drinks at the Rose Bar in the Gramercy Park Hotel.
Rumor has it that Mel's new gal pal is preggo.
May 18, 2009
Martin Scorcese is about to begin work on a splashy big-budget biopic of Frank Sinatra's life and the word on the street is that many stars are begging for the role.
Everybody thinks Martin is going to cast Leonardo DiCaprio as Sinatra. But a source told Page Six that it doesn't seem likely, because Leo looks nothing like Sinatra. According to the source, Marty has narrowed it down to a few names including Johnny Depp and James Franco. Other stars in consideration are Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Connick Jr. , Jon Hamm, Michael Buble, Marky Mark and Justin Timberlake.
My picks are Harry Connick Jr. or Jon Hamm.
Cynthia Nixon announced her engagement to girlfriend Christine Marinoni on Sunday at a rally for gay marriage, a source on the scene said.
According to the source, the Sex and The City star told the crowd at the Love, Peace and Marriage Equality rally in New York City that she became engaged last month. Actors Kristin Davis, David Hyde Pierce and Audra McDonald were also scheduled to appear at the event, which was organized by the theater community to support New York Governor David Patersons proposed bill granting legal equality to same-sex unions.
Nixon began dating Marinoni in 2003 after splitting with husband Danny Mozes, with whom she has two children, Samantha and Charles.
May 15, 2009
Rumor still has it that these two are still an item, "cavorting" all around LA.
Pink and Carey Hart are back together.
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