September 05, 2006
--Jessica Simpson was a big winner at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Thursday even though she wasn't nominated for an award - she drove away a brand new car.
--RIP Crocodile Hunter.
--Jerry Lewis' annual Labor Day telethon raised a record $61 million to fight muscular dystrophy, bolstered by a huge donation from a group of firefighters and the lack of a major hurricane before the show.
--Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were involved in a car accident in Los Angeles Friday afternoon, but suffered only minor injuries.
--Dash, the new magazine that promotes "determination, attitude, success and happiness," didn't have much luck getting its message out in the premiere summer issue. Christie Brinkley is the cover girl and Carmen Electra appears on the back cover in a public service ad. Both women, of course, are now in the middle of sensational divorces. A Dash spokeswoman said, "They were both chosen before all of that happened . . . What can you do?"
--The nasty divorce battle between Liza Minnelli and David Gest has become even worse, with Minnelli accusing her estranged husband of trying to poison her and Gest charging that she hid the fact that she had a sexually transmitted disease. Gest claims the Oscar-winner hid her sexually transmitted disease, herpes simplex, from him until well after they were married.
--The View boss Barbara Walters wants Rosie O'Donnell, who starts as co-host on Tuesday, to stop blogging about the show. "I didn't like the blog," Walters tells Newsweek of a post in which O'Donnell complained about a promotional skit for the new season. "I saw the new view promos," O'Donnell wrote on her Web site. "Found myself/ in the position/ I loathe the most/ powerless."
--Kelly Clarkson apparently doesn't like anybody having cars similar to hers - especially porn stars who star in movies like Britney Rears 3.
--Carolyn gets a new job offer.
--Geri Halliwell has complained to police that her 3-month-old daughter was physically abused by a member of her staff.
--Ludacris likes to rap about how much sex he has - but the hip-hop superstar admits he lied when he crowed on one song about breaking Wilt Chamberlain's record of 20,000 women. "I don't think I can mess with Wilt Chamberlain. There's one line I exaggerated," he tells Playboy's October issue.
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