R Kelly’s New You Tube Song, ‘Real Talk’ – Is it Real?

Alright – it’s safe to say that R Kelly’s career is in the toilet. As a result, he’s joined the creepy-guy-club, and started uploading music videos to You Tube. The song below might be one of the greatest creations in music history. I first heard it on Howard Stern, and I had to track it down. It’s a very literal recap of the many fights R Kelly has had with his “girl,” and it’s basically him yelling profanities over some background music. It made me laugh almost as hard as Chris Klein’s Mamma Mia audition.

Tom Cruise Discusses the JLO Butt Slap on Jay Leno – I love Him

Tom Cruise appeared on Jay Leno to promote ‘Knight and Day,’ and Leno thankfully asked him for the details on the Les Grossman/JLO dance at the Mtv Movie Awards. Tom explained that it was his idea to do the performance, and Jennifer Lopez immediately agreed to join. After watching the interview, I hope that you too will find many reasons to love Tom Cruise again. He’s still the best actor around, he’s insanely good-looking, and he seems like a fun guy to have a beer with. I’d also like to preemt your angry emails about how he’s an obsessive scientology freak that hates women, by saying – I don’t care. Just about everyone I know in the industry that has met Tom Cruise, tells me what a great guy he is, and that’s good enough for me. If you only knew how many of your movie ticket purchases support actors and directors that treat people horribly, you might cringe at your own hypocrisy. Go see his movie!  Watch the interview below.

Jason Segel Wants Out of ‘How I Met Your Mother’

Jason Segel joins the long line of actors that like to bite the hand that feeds them.  In an interview with GQ, Segel (best known as that guy with the big schlong from ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’) expressed his frustration with being tied to ‘How I Met Your Mother’ for eight seasons, saying that “playing one character for eight years isn’t what [he’s] trying to do.”  He also said that the cheesy writing doesn’t help.  I’m not sure why television actors have such disdain for the projects that make them famous.  Furthermore, actors don’t sign eight year contracts when they join a show.  That means that Segel re-signed his contract at some point in the game, and though he might regret it, he has only himself to blame.  But shouldn’t he be happy that he has a consistent, high-paying gig?  Wait till the offers dry up.

Blog Daily Roundup

  • Mel Gibson filed a restraining order against his baby mamma. [Radar Online]
  • Recently broken up Bachelor couple, Jake and Vienna, had a very messy reunion on television. [US Magazine]
  • Lady Gaga isn’t speaking to her parents. [Popcrunch]
  • Jeremy London’s alleged kidnapper speaks. [Dlisted]
  • Salma Hayek has very beautiful breasts. [The Superficial]
  • Al Gore accused of sexual abuse. [Digital Spy]

Today’s Gripe: The ABC Full Episode Player is HORRIBLE

So I crawled into bed at the end of my very long day to watch one of my favorite girly, guilty pleasures: ‘The View.’  Much to my horror, I discovered that the ABC full episode player is not working.  Now you might ask yourself why didn’t I just watch ‘The View’ on HULU?  Well, good question.  Because ‘The View’ is on a one day delay on HULU, and I’m the fucking DISHMASTER!  I can’t watch shows on a one day delay! (note to self: calm down).  Anyways, I was forced to go to the worst website on the planet known as ABC.com.  In case ABC or any other network is wondering why HULU is so popular – I will enlighten you.  It is not because it provides streamlined access to free television shows.  It is because the video player actually works!  Did I mention that HULU, unlike ABC, does not make me click a million ridiculous buttons before getting to the episode player?  I apologize for wasting my readers time with this, but I simply have no other choice.  I have emailed ABC directly about this problem numerous times, to no avail.  And since I have personal knowledge of the fact that networks get their panties in a tizzy over negative bloggers, I had to use this oh so powerful blog to express my dismay.  DONE!

The New York Post Hates Elliot Spitzer: Haven’t You Both Paid Ashley Dupre?

The New York Post has had a lot of fun launching grenades at Elliot Spitzer, and the news of his CNN gig is no exception. Though there is no outright name-calling, just take some time to read between the lines. They often refer to Spitzer as a “disgraced” former Governor, along with a needless explanation about his liason with a hooker/Ashley Dupre. Here’s my issue: aren’t you the same guys that hired Ashley Dupre to write your sex column? The Post presumably hired Dupre to write ‘Ask Ashley’, because Rupert Murdoch allegedly hates Spitzer, and likely thought that keeping Dupre in the public’s consciousness would prevent him from ever running for office again. While that’s pretty crafty on Murdoch’s part, you’re both paying Dupre for services rendered.  That’s not to say that the Post has a problem with hypocrisy. I’ve attached two example articles below, and I’ve labeled them “exhibits” so that I can at least get some use out of this whole being-a-lawyer thing. Sigh . . .

Exhibit A
Exhibit B

Seth Rogen v. Entourage – Who Started it?

TV Guide revealed that Seth Rogen was initially considered for the role of Turtle on Entourage.  This news is so fascinating because of the contentious relationship Rogen has with the show.  You might remember an Entourage episode where Turtle referred to Seth Rogen’s ugliness as “oddly fascinating.”  Rogen wasn’t pleased with the mention, and subsequently called Executive Producer Doug Ellin, a “moron” and an “asshole.”   The TV Guide article drew my attention though, because it exposed that Seth Rogen is actually responsible for starting this feud in the first place.  It all began with a 2008 interview with GQ, when Rogen said that Entourage “isn’t funny,” which obviously angered Ellin enough to write an episode about Rogen’s “ugliness.”  I’m not sure why Rogen would feel the need to gratuitously insult a show he has nothing to do with.  I also don’t know why Rogen played the victim regarding this episode, given that he started it.  What happened to the good old days when men used to fist fight?  Do you think these guys cried to their mommies at some point during this “feud”?

Virginia Madsen Calls-Out Neal McDonough on ‘The View’

Virginia Madsen was on ‘The View’ to promote her new television show, ‘Scoundrels,’ and she discussed the recent controversy surrounding Neal McDonough’s last-minute recasting.  You might remember that McDonough was recast because his religion prevented him from doing sex scenes.  Madsen shed some new light on the controversy.  She said that it was clear in the pilot script that the actors had to be sexual on screen, and McDonough withheld his aversion to doing so until the last minute, presumably to land the role in hopes of changing the script once he got it.  Yikes!  That’s pretty shady if it’s true.  Hats off to Madsen for actually answering the question.

Blog Daily Roundup

  • Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, hates Khloe Kardashian.  [Popcrunch]
  • Robert Pattinson defended Kristin Stewart about her “rape” comment.  [Popeater]
  • Gossip Girl spoiler: Is Georgina really pregnant?  [TV Fanatic]
  • The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka’s ex-girlfriend is not surprised about his break-up with Vienna.  [Radar Online]
  • Bristol Palin makes her acting debut.  [Movieline]
  • Val Kilmer apologizes to New Mexico?  [The Celebrity Cafe]
  • Chynna Phillips says that filing for divorce helped save her marriage to Billy Baldwin.  [Pr-Inside]
  • The performance of Tom Cruise’s new film, Knight and Day, might affect whether Paramount kills MI4.  [Deadline]
  • Jeremy London’s brothers says that he needs help and he questions whether Jeremy was actually kidnapped.  [Digital Spy]
  • Dennis Quaid will play the reverend in the remake of ‘Footloose.’  [Yahoo!]
  • Conan O’Brien attacks Lance Armstrong on twitter. [Page Six]
  • Former ‘American Idol’ contestant, Kellie Pickler, is engaged.  [Hollywood Life]
  • Elliot Spitzer gets his own show.  [The Wrap]
  • Joan Rivers’ ex-manager is suing her.  [TMZ]
  • Lindsay Lohan says Bravo set her up to make her look bad. [Ear Sucker]

Mike Love Says Brian Wilson Will Not Rejoin “The Beach Boys”/His Cover Band

Mike Love tells the New York Times that Brian Wilson will not be re-joining his crappy little tribute band.  For those of you that are fuzzy on your Beach Boys history, the band was founded by Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Wilson’s brothers, Carl and Dennis.  Brian Wilson is the unequivocal genius behind the band, and he joins Mike Love and Al Jardine as the only surviving members.  Love and Wilson have sued each other many times, which may have something to do with Wilson’s absence from the tour.  I’ve said this before and I will say it again: when only one of the original members remain, you can no longer refer to yourself as “The Beach Boys” (hear that Axl Rose?).  You are merely a cover band, and a bad one at that – considering the heart of your band is not even on the tour.  I suppose this would not anger me so much, if Love’s statement didn’t reek of arrogance.  Here’s what he said: 

 “The Beach Boys continue to tour approximately 150 shows a year in multiple countries. At this time there are no plans for my cousin Brian to rejoin the tour. He has new solo projects on the horizon and I wish him love and success. We have had some discussions of writing and possibly recording together, but nothing has been planned. I, as I’m sure he is, am proud and honored that The Beach Boys music has endured these 50 years, but felt the need to clarify that there are no current ‘reunion’ tour plans.”

His “cousin Brian”?  Seriously?  And how about the shameless self-promotion in his response.  We weren’t asking for the tour information of your cover band.  We were asking if Brian Wilson, the guru of music, would be there.  But thanks, anyways.