Michael Jackson is still the main news headline but I do have some other happier news to share as well today. I found this interesting though, the former nanny of Michael’s three children is speaking out and what she has to say is not good. I think from watching Michael over the years and some of the choices he has made it is no surprise that he was a tortured soul. Whether it was from being in the fishbowl of the public eye at such an early age and not having a normal childhood as he has said or wherever his demons came from, I think we all always suspected it was there. Friday I shared what Lisa Marie Presley had to say and now the nanny is basically confirming his battle with prescription drugs. The nanny, Grace Rwaramba, who worked for Jackson for more than 10 years was just recently let go. She shares that she had to pump his stomach “many times after he’d take a dangerous combination of drugs.” She also says that, “He always mixed so much of it. There was one period that it was so bad that I didn’t let the children see him. He always ate too little and mixed too much.” Rwaramba says that she really wanted to help him and one time even attempted an intervention with his mothers help and his sister Janet’s help. But that upset him and caused Michael to fire her. She also talks about Michael’s debt and how he really had “no idea about money.” She tells how he was so broke he didn’t even have money to buy balloons for one of the children on their birthday. Really all you can say is that it is a sad story. So much talent yet so much pain.
Onto some happy news. I have some weddings to tell you about. First off, “Girls Next Door” and mother to be, Kendra Wilkinson, tied the knot on Saturday with Philadelphia Eagles boyfriend, Hank Baskett, at the Playboy mansion. There were hundreds of guests at the outdoor wedding which ended a week of celebrating the blessed event, which included seeing the premiere of the new “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen “movie and a day of pampering for Kendra. Eddie Van Halen from the rock group Van Halen also said his” I – Do’s “this weekend to his girlfriend of 3 years. Eddie, 54, married 39 year old Janie Liszewski in a casual affair in the backyard of Eddies 7 acre estate in California. Wolfgang, Eddies 18 year old son was his best man and his brother Alex Van Halen officiated the ceremony. He is an ordained minister. There were about 100 guests in attendance, among them was Jenny Craig spokeswoman and ex- wife Valerie Bertinelli.
Lenny Kravitz has passed the musical talent gene down to his 20 year old daughter Zoe Kravitz who is also in a rock and roll band called, Elevator Fight. Lenny says “She is doing her thing and it’s really good. And everyone’s chasing them to sign them. It’s a trip to watch.” He says. After 20 years in the business Lenny himself is still going strong. He is on tour as well as he is in the upcoming movie with Mariah Carey called, “Precious”. Next he hopes to even be the lead in his acting role.
Another young person died over the weekend, Billy Mays who you would probably recognize as the Oxy Clean and Kaboom spokesperson. Mays was 50 and died in his sleep. He leaves behind a wife and 2 children. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. What is up with people just dying at the age of 50???
How crazy is this…”Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” has grossed $201 million in just 5 days. That is second only to “The Dark Knight’s” 5 day opening of $203 million. The funny thing is that I read a review of the movie this weekend and it only got 1 star. People just love a good action movie…good or bad sometime you just have to see it anyway. Plus regardless of the movie you just have to love Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox.