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Wednesday

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July 2011

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Kat Von D Gets Jesse James Tattoo Before Break-Up — Great idea

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There is always a moment in every one of my past relationships where I have acted completely psychotic and fully expect to be dumped. After watching the clip below, I officially think I’m the most level-headed chick on the planet. In a clip from the upcoming season of ‘LA Ink,’ Kat Von D surprised Jesse James with a tattoo of his face that she copied from one of his childhood photos. In case you have not heard, they are now broken up. Have I mentioned the joy of being a Jew, and how I’ve happily complied with our no-tattoo policy? What the hell was she thinking? I won’t even show up to a dude’s apartment with a surprise dinner for fear that he’ll think I’m annoying, let alone getting permanently inked with his face! Furthermore, couldn’t she have just tattooed his name in small letters, instead of picking an unflattering, awkward picture of the guy? To make matters worse — he doesn’t look happy. The word “embarrassing” would be an understatement. When ‘Good Day LA’ aired the clip prior to her appearance, Von D was so pissed she left the show. Watch below.

Kat Von D Walks Out on GDLA Interview: MyFoxLA.com

Monday

25

July 2011

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Mariah Carey on HSN — Strange Behavior

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Perhaps Mariah Carey should have waited a little longer for her first television appearance since the birth of her twins. I’m not sure what’s wrong with her, and I don’t know when Mariah changed from being extremely down to earth to saying the word “dahhhh—-ling” with every sentence. I hate to compare her to Paula Abdul, but the HSN segments are awfully similar. Either it’s difficult to fill time in a coherent way while selling a product, or there’s something strange going on. To remind you of the days when Mariah Carey was extremely likable and normal, I’ve posted a vintage interview with her in addition to her HSN appearance.

Monday

25

July 2011

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Vintage Quote-of-the-Day — Led Zeppelin’s Plagiarism

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“Well, if you listen to the two songs, you can make your own judgment. It’s an exact… I’d say it was a rip-off. And the guys made millions of bucks on it and never said, “Thank you,” never said, “Can we pay you some money for it?” It’s kind of a sore point with me. Maybe some day their conscience will make them do something about it. I don’t know. There are funny business dealings between record companies, managers, publishers, and artists. But when artists do it to other artists, there’s no excuse for that. I’m mad! [laughs]” The late Randy California of the band ‘Spirit, ‘ discussing how Led Zeppelin ripped-off of his song, ‘Taurus,’ for the intro to  ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ Listen to the two songs below.

 

Sunday

24

July 2011

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Tabloid Gossip — Week-in-Review

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  • Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, may inherit her estate. Pop Dust
  • Rhys-Ifans, that guy from ‘Notting Hill’ who once dated Sienna Miller, was arrested at Comic Con. Hot Momma Gossip
  • The Oasis brothers, Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher, still hate each other.  Huffington Post
  • Bar Rafaeli has the best body I’ve ever seen.  Just Jared
  • ‘Gossip Girl’s’ Leighton Meester is suing her mother.  DListed
  • Kristin Cavallari called off her engagement to Jay Cutler. People

 

Sunday

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July 2011

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Howard Stern Quote of the Day

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“Scott, you’re better than her. She’s just another self-consumed actress who thinks her shit doesn’t stink.” Howard Stern advising Sgt. Scott Moore on taking a different date than Mila Kunis to the Marine Corps Ball

Sunday

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July 2011

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Russell Brand Writes Tribute to Amy Winehouse — Beautiful

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Russell Brand has been very vocal about his own struggles with addiction, so his open tribute to her was especially moving.  I’ve posted a few choice quotes below.  To read his entire letter, click here.

  • “When you love someone who suffers from the disease of addiction you await the phone call. There will be a phone call. The sincere hope is that the call will be from the addict themselves, telling you they’ve had enough, that they’re ready to stop, ready to try something new. Of course though, you fear the other call, the sad nocturnal chime from a friend or relative telling you it’s too late, she’s gone.  Frustratingly it’s not a call you can ever make it must be received. It is impossible to intervene.”
  • “Winehouse and I shared an affliction, the disease of addiction. All addicts, regardless of the substance or their social status share a consistent and obvious symptom; they’re not quite present when you talk to them. They communicate to you through a barely discernible but un-ignorable veil.”
  • “It was only by chance that I attended a Paul Weller gig at the Roundhouse that I ever saw her live. I arrived late and as I made my way to the audience through the plastic smiles and plastic cups I heard the rolling, wondrous resonance of a female vocal. Entering the space I saw Amy on stage with Weller and his band; and then the awe. The awe that envelops when witnessing a genius . . . . She wasn’t just some hapless wannabe, yet another pissed up nit who was never gonna make it, nor was she even a ten-a-penny-chanteuse enjoying her fifteen minutes. She was a f**king genius.”
  • “Now Amy Winehouse is dead, like many others whose unnecessary deaths have been retrospectively romanticized, at 27 years old. Whether this tragedy was preventable or not is now irrelevant. It is not preventable today. We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease.”

Thursday

21

July 2011

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Paris Hilton Walks Out of Interview — Dan Harris Sucks

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Paris Hilton’s interview with ‘Good Morning America’ proves why celebrities need to hand-pick interviewers that they trust. I understand that Paris Hilton might be a faux celebrity whose fame came from her family’s empire, but so are a lot of other very respected individuals that don’t get the same level of criticism. Ever heard of Christian Slater? His mother was a Hollywood agent who gave her son a ticket into the business, and he’s been acting ever since. Sure he might be a good actor, but would you ever know his name if not for nepotism? So when Paris Hilton sits down for an interview, is it really fair for the jackass (also known as Dan Harris) asking her questions to inquire whether she’s “washed up?” It’s a rude sneak-attack, and don’t invite someone onto your network if your only intention is to embarrass and humiliate them. And furthermore, it’s extremely unfair to blast her in a voice-over, especially when she has no final approval over the segment. This brings me to my original point — only do an interview with Barbara Walters. Other than that — stay away.

Thursday

21

July 2011

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Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon — The History of Rap — Part 2

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Justin Timberlake amazes me.  When you think of all the teenyboppers that began in the business who were unable to prolong their success after their bubble-gum-genre crashed and burned, it’s extremely impressive how much he reinvented his career.  He’s not only managed to land major acting roles, but he’s also had continued comedic success on Saturday Night Live with some incredible sketches (who could forget “dick-in-a-box?). So when he joined Jimmy Fallon for the History of Rap Part 2, I almost fell off my chair.  It’s damn good, and they even topped the last one.  I need not even mention Jimmy Fallon’s talent for impersonations.  That guy never disappoints.
 

Wednesday

20

July 2011

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Hugh Grant Goes Undercover in News of the World Scandal — ‘The Bugger, Bugged’

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I haven’t commented on the News of the World phone hacking scandal mostly because it’s not fun. It’s gross and sad, and I’m happy to see these blood-sucking-maggots go down in flames. But when I came across an article written by Hugh Grant for the New Statesman, I had no choice but to cover it. First, Hugh Grant is on my celebrity-crush list. And second, his coverage is damn entertaining.

Grant discovered his phone had been hacked after a chance meeting with a paparazzo, and he subsequently “bugged the bugger” to get more information. He later admitted to feeling guilty about the covert recording, but I suppose that’s because, unlike the paparazzo in question, Hugh Grant actually has a soul. As it turns out, the paparazzo was Paul McMullan, one of the whistle blowers that ratted on the publication. There are a few wonderful parts of the secret interview executed by Grant. At one point, McMullan confesses that Murdoch might not have known about the hacking, and that Murdoch himself was furious when Hugh Grant’s sexual escapade with Divine Brown ended up on the front page of his paper. Grant quickly explained Murdoch’s outrage, saying, “it’s because it was his [FOX] film I was about to come out in.” Another gem in the interview occurred when McMullan told Grant that he “lives off his image” and he therefore “can’t complain” about the invasion of privacy. Grant then reminded McMullan that people still came to his films after he was arrested with a hooker. “They don’t give a fuck about your public image,” he said. “They just care about whether you’re in an entertaining film or not.”

Since McMullan is so convinced that he’s entitled to invade the private lives of public figures, my favorite part of the interview was when he disclosed the reason for his whistle blowing. Did he grow a conscience later in life after years in the mud pit? Nope. He blew the whistle because, “a friend of [his] at the Guardian kept hassling [him] for an interview,” and he said, “Well if you put the name of the Castle [his pub] on the front page of the Guardian, I’ll do anything you like.” And there you have it. So what have we learned from this story? I think we learned that if hell exists, there’s a few individuals that might have a front-row seat, and Hugh Grant is a very sexy Hollywood bad-ass. Click the link below to see Grant’s full article.

Hugh Grant is a Bad-Ass

Wednesday

20

July 2011

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