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Despite my prickly exterior, I’m a sucker for love, so when I came across this interview with Piers Morgan and Ted Turner, my heart melted. When asked if he ever got over Jane Fonda, Ted said no, explaining that, “When you love somebody and you really love them, you never stop loving them, no matter how hard you try. You can’t — and there’s nothing wrong with that.” Watch below.
Once upon a time, a married man hit on me in a bar. My gay-best-friend called him out and asked to see the ring in his pocket. I remember naively thinking, “This doesn’t really happen, does it?” Apparently, you don’t need a gay-best-friend anymore. You can just use twitter to do your dirty work. Soap-opera actor Brian Presley learned this the hard way when he allegedly hit on airplane passenger and model Melissa Stetten who live-tweeted his come-ons. Such gems include, “Brian has a wedding ring. I ask him how his wife is, he says he just wears the ring because he likes it. Right, Brian,” and “Holy shit, Brian came out of the bathroom WITHOUT his wedding ring on. Watch out Virgin America, you’ve got a real charmer on board.” When the tweets went viral, Brian attempted to save-face, saying, “I love that I took a red eye flight to NY, had a 10 minute friendly conversation with the person sitting next to me, had some food, and went to sleep!” This has to be the most bad-ass form of exposing a cheater in history (allegedly, of course). Watch below to see the charmer in question with his wife, and see all the twitter posts by clicking here.
It usually makes me extremely angry when actors insult the show that made them famous, but in the case of Mark-Paul Gosselaar, the outrage is misplaced. When Yahoo TV asked the Franklin & Bash star about the show, he said, “It’s not a great show. The writing is kind of hokey… it’s very much a piece of that time.” When the interview became public fans went nuts, insisting that the actor was ungrateful to his career-launching role. In response to the outcry, I have a few points. First, it wasn’t a great show, but we all loved it, and pointing out the writing is sub-par is not an outright insult. Second, Mark-Paul Gosselaar actually did one of the most hilarious skits ever on Jimmy Fallon as a tribute to the show, and he even participated in a cast-mate reunion with People Magazine. Those are not the actions of an ungrateful man. Watch the skit below and then lay-off this guy.
Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) 2009 : Late… by bonny_louise
It’s hard to mix business with family, especially when the “family” isn’t blood. When asked by Kris Jenner to sign Bruce Jenner’s son Brandon to her new music-management company, she squirmed her way out of the request by saying everything except, “I don’t think they’re good enough.” Though Bruce has a good point about her favoring her own kids, the Kardashians’ entire career began from hotness (see Kim Kardashian’s sex tape), which is pretty hard to argue with. Music has a little more subjectivity. Watch a clip below.
Though I’m an intrinsic voyeur and I’m therefore curious what Paris Jackson has to say, I still maintain that Oprah’s choice to interview her is completely inappropriate and disturbing. She’s old enough, she’s wearing makeup in the video, and it goes against everything Michael Jackson wanted for his kids during his lifetime. That being said, watch below.
Sherri Shepherd deserves a lot of credit for her attempt to squash a Twitter bully. After someone tweeted her, “Somebody should drag u in a back alley and rape you,” Shepherd sprang into action and said she filed a police report. Good work, Sherri. Online bullying needs to end, and it’s going to take celebrities to start the movement.
I’d rather not report on this story because I’m so in love with Barbara Walters, and anything that infringes on that love is heart-breaking. But since I’m a real “online journalist,” I will roll up my sleeves and do the dirty work. In short, Walters got herself in hot water for befriending the press aide of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, presumably to land an interview. Assad fired his aide shortly after the Walters interview, allegedly because he was unhappy with her hard-ball questions about his acts of violence. In a series of email exchanges that have now been exposed, Walters tried to land her a job at a news station and she also used her connections to pull some weight with the Columbia admissions board to ensure her entrance. Neither attempt worked, but it doesn’t look good for Walters, who has subsequently apologized for the “conflict of interest.” Unfortunately or fortunately in today’s world of journalism, you can’t cajole/bribe your way into an interview without getting caught. And that’s exactly what happened. Should I give her the benefit of the doubt and assume the aide was exceptionally qualified?
If you’re going to appear on the Howard Stern show, you better be honest, and if you’re honest, you better be ready for the consequences. So when Jenny McCarthy told Stern that her A-list ex, Jim Carrey, ended his relationship with her son Evan who “asks for him weekly,” I knew there would be a significant backlash. Carrey immediately went on image-clean-up mode, saying, “I will always do what I believe is in the best interest of Evan’s well being. It’s unfortunate that Evan’s privacy is not being considered. I love Evan very much and will miss him always.” Ouch! He had to take that dig, didn’t he? Here’s my question? How do you spend five years of your life with someone and battle out your personal grievances in the press? Did these two change their phone numbers?
It’s not every day that I agree with John Mayer, so mark your calenders because this will likely never happen again. When asked about Taylor Swift’s “Dear John” revenge song about Mayer, he said, “It made me feel terrible. “Because I didn’t deserve it.” He added that, “It was a really lousy thing to do,” and it’s “cheap songwriting,” explaining that “It’s abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, ‘Wait til he gets a load of this!’ That’s bullshit.” Though I understand that songwriting is often akin to revealing one’s diary, Swift’s approach strikes me as an inauthentic attempt to insult an ex, rather than relate to the public.
I’ve heard of having a lot of time on your hands, but this has to be one of the douchiest experiments in the history of weight loss. Drew Manning appeared on The View to promote his “Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit” experiment, which involved him putting on weight so he could be a better trainer. Need I point out that putting on weight when you’ve spent your entire life as a fit person doesn’t count? It’s cheating, and if this makes him a better trainer than perhaps Renee Zellweger should open a gym since she gained all that weight for Bridget Jones.