It’s a Girl for Madonna

Thanks to a little help from his friends, an ugly green ogre, Shrek and pal Donkey, from “Shrek the Musical”, Brett Michaels, from Poison, is doing ok after getting banged up during Sunday nights Tony Awards. After visiting the ER, Michaels received 3 stitches to his lip, and x-rays confirmed a fractured nose. That was quite a finish to his song “Nothin’ But a Good Time” that he sang with the cast of “Rock of Ages”.  Brett was a good sport and wasn’t angry about the incident but his reps are denying the fact the Brett “missed his mark” as was being said for the reason of the mishap. Luckily all is fine. Michaels may have to cancel his next performance, but they will just have to wait and see. He is on a solo tour right now.

Congratulations to Madonna and new family member Mercy James. Three judges have decided to allow the Material Girl to adopt the 4 year old Malawian girl after 3 months of deliberation. The holdup had been the 18 month residency ruling but now that has been approved. I wonder if the fact that Madonna has build a day care center in Malawi helped her case at all. Just kidding. It was a good thing that she did for the children there and the courts have ruled that she is a suitable mother. Hey, who wouldn’t want to be adopted by Madonna? Good for her for changing some many lives! Congrats also go out to “Gossip Girl” star Kelly Rutherford, who had her second child, a girl on Monday night. Kelly is currently involved in a nasty divorce from her husband.

And it is a new hairdo for late night talk show host Stephen Colbert. While doing his show for the troops in Iraq and speaking with General Ray Odierno, President Obama appeared in a videotaped message ordering the General to shave Colbert’s head. It was pretty funny and the troops deserve a bit of comedy while they are out there. Colbert is taping 4 shows in Iraq and wants to bring focus back to the war which he feels has lost the attention of the people. A few funny jokes that he shared with the troops went  like this “It must be nice here in Iraq because I understand some of you keep coming back again and again.” (Referring to the multiple tours the soldiers have had to endure). “You’ve earned so many frequent flier miles; you’ve earned a free ticket to Afghanistan.” The troops said their favorite part of the show though was the buzz cut Colbert received. When asked why he did it? The response was he had too much hair to be a soldier. And a nice head of hair it was too.

Could it be that love is really in the air again for Lindsay Lohan and gal pal Samantha Ronson? The two were spotted together hanging out in London and Lindsay even Twittered “Leaving London but with my favorite favorite!!” She also says, “Great news to share!!! Maybe… :) ” The girls stayed at separate hotels and were not seen out together but obviously they were both there. Lindsay is also wearing a diamond ring on her left hand. Could that be the exciting news she was alluding too? The two seem to be happy together and as of yet no big fights to report, so we shall see.

Last but not least, no big surprise here, but it is official…Adam Lambert comes out and says he is gay. He didn’t want to come out while on the show with so much media scrutiny but now he feels he is doing it on his own terms. It is what it is and he is not interested in being an activist or anything. You can learn more about the “American Idol” runner up in his new interview in “Rolling Stone” magazine when it hits the stands on Wednesday.        

Performers and Their Sexuality

You know I find it interesting how people just love to talk about their sexuality and then are surprised when others are upset by it. The latest person “opening up” about her sexuality is Lady Gaga. She has a new interview coming out in Rolling Stone Magazine and she talks about being bisexual. She says that, “she’s been highly disappointed by her boyfriends reaction to the fact that she’s sexually attracted to women. It makes them uncomfortable.” I am surprised that she is surprised by such a normal reaction. It is not the norm, so of course it makes people uncomfortable. She goes on to explain that it is just the physical feelings and attractions she has towards women. In the interview she does talk about a man that she was in love with several years ago who was actually the inspiration for all her songs on her first album, “The Fame”. Right now she is dating someone new but she also says she is fine to be alone as well. She talks about her music in the interview and how she is happy that she is not the typical “perfect little pop singer.” She wants to be different and stand out and hopefully her music can do the same. Speaking of sexuality, there is a lot of speculation about Adam Lambert and his preferences. For now he is not sharing. He is all about “embracing who you are and what makes you different is actually what is really cool.” That is the kind of role model he wants to be, do not be afraid to be who you are. When asked if he will address his sexuality in his upcoming interview in Rolling Stone Magazine he says, “maybe”.

New information continues to come out about “Jon and Kate Plus 8”. This news is coming straight from the TLC network itself. Although the season premiere was surrounded by controversy, the network says not only is the show not being cancelled but they have plans to air 40 episodes this season which is double over last season. A network representative says that the show has changed, “it went from a feel good show about this young couple raising eight children to a show about two parents trying to keep their marriage together.” It has changed but that is not necessarily a bad thing for the show, in fact the premiere was the highest not only for the show but for the network as well. Although they may lose the family viewers who watched with their kids people are fascinated by this real life drama. Kate’s brother and sister in law are not as happy about the recent developments however and they are out making the TV rounds and letting everyone know that they feel the kids are being exploited. Kevin is currently estranged from his sister and the two feel they are only looking out for the children and their best interest and having cameras in their bedrooms and watching them when they cry is not in the best for the kids. Jodi (the sister in law) has said that the kids have told her they do not like the cameramen all around. When you are earning between $25,000 – $100,000 per episode, and you are looking at 40 episodes and providing for your family, there are definitely going to be controversy and hard choices.

Don’t forget the “MTV Movie Awards” air this Sunday, with Andy Samberg, from “Saturday Night Live” hosting the show. Eminem will be performing along with Kings of Leon. I wonder what song Eminem will choose to sing and if any fights will break out. This is one of my favorite award shows and I am sure this year it will not disappoint. “Twilight” and “Slumdog Millionaire” are both looking at a lot of potential Golden Popcorn trophies.    

Caly Aiken Apologizes to Adam Lambert

Remember Mary Kay Letourneau (the teacher convicted of raping her 12 year old student and went to jail for 7 ½ years for the crime)? Well it really was true love, although it started out as a very disturbing story. Letourneau is now 47 (hard to believe) and her husband/student of 5 years, Vilii Fualaa, 26 are still together and happy. It is a crazy story but I have to admit I am happy for them. She did her time in prison, he waited, they have a couple of kids and through all this there are still together. The two are in the news this weekend because Mary Kay emceed the “Hot Teacher Night”,event and Vili was the DJ at the Fuel Sports Eats & Beats Bar, in Seattle.

I know this will not come as any big shocker, but Amy Winehouse has pulled out of yet another performance. This time she was supposed to perform at the 50th Birthday celebration of her record label Island on May 31st in London.  Her rep says she is not performing due to health problems. Refunds for the tickets are available. If you remember it was just 2 weeks ago that she had difficulty performing at a show in the Caribbean, not knowing the words, and just making a big mess of her whole performance. IT is just quite a sad story, such a talented, young woman who is just one hot mess! Pull yourself together Amy before it is just too late.

If you are a fan of the TV show “My Name is Earl”, staring, Jason Lee, this is your chance to help save it from cancellation. After 4 years on NBC the cast was notified of the decision to cancel the show. The cast admits not only were they upset by the decision but also caught by surprise. Well now they want to fight for their show but need the help of their fans. Although the NBC decision is final the show is trying to get FOX to pick it up but they need to let FOX know that the fans are there and will watch the show, so what better way to make your voice heard these days then through Twitter. You can go to the online petition @EarlTwition or even write to FOX and let them know why you like the show. Currently the online poll has 9,110 followers. NBC also cancelled the show “Medium” with Patricia Arquette after 5 seasons but CBS quickly picked that one up and it will air on Friday nights. So who knows what will happen with Earl, but you have to make your voice heard.

Clay Aiken, former “American Idol” runner up, really had people up in arms this week about a comment he made on his blog. After listening to Lambert sing “Ring of Fire” Aiken wrote… I” thought my ears would bleed. Contrived, awful and slightly frightening! I wasn’t really a fan and found myself surprised whenever folks told me they liked him”. Now Aiken is making nice and apologizing for his words to Lambert. In his latest statement he is saying “I obviously meant it as a colorful statement to imply that I did not enjoy what I heard. Any performer hopes that their music will appeal to all people, but no singer realistically expects it.  My opinion is just that, only my opinion, but for as much as some of the blogger’s seem to dislike me and care so little about my thoughts, they sure can waste a lot of their space on what I say.” Aiken does go on to say “The only person I would really dream of apologizing to is Adam. And the irony is, if he’s smart he couldn’t give a crap what I think. I do apologize to Adam for my colorful and negative choice of words. I hope he can forgive me. I imagine he doesn’t give a damn.” It keeps trying to sound like an apology but then not so sure. Anyway it is crazy how the bloggers wrap themselves up in something and won’t let it go. I think it is time though.  

A New American Idol

A new “American Idol” has been crowned and it was a shocker… Kris Allen won it all with almost 100 million votes being cast, an all time record for the show. Kris Allen, the 23 year old home town boy from Arkansas was just a surprised to hear he beat out favorite Adam Lambert who had been predicted to win. Kris started out slow and just continued to get stronger and stronger each week and the fans loved that. And holey moley, did you check out bikini girl, Katrina Darrell and judge Kara DioGuardi – what a duo the two made. Not only did the two sing, they also showed off those bodies. Katrina showed it off the whole time but Judge #4 did it quick. Let’s just say she is definitely ready for bathing suit season. It was a fun night with great performances and duets. Adam got down with Kiss and sang an awesome medley, while Kris and Keith Urban had a blast singing “Kiss A Girl”.  I have to say although I felt bad for Adam it was nice to actually be surprised. And after seeing what other Idol non winners have been up to I am sure he will be just fine and very successful.

Good news for Natalie Cole – she successfully had the kidney transplant that she so desperately needed after being diagnosed with hepatitis C over a year ago. Cole had been getting dialysis since September, 3 times each week and had hoped that her son would be able to be a donor for her, however she ended up getting her kidney from a deceased organ donor. She is going to need about 3 – 4 months to recuperate and this means she is going to have to reschedule her concert dates that she had planned for the summer.

Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez are breathing a collective sigh of relief now that the Jonas Brothers have come out publicly and announced that their new song, “Poison Ivy”, is not about anyone in particular. The song is about toxic relationships and Nick Jonas says “It’s a song about how something may not be too good for you, but you keep going back to it because you can’t resist the urge, the itch, to go back to the person.” Nick also says that “Sometimes when we write songs, it’s not something we’ve been through. It’s something that we’ve seen someone else go through” and then we write a song about it. Glad the boys aren’t slamming any of their famous ex’s.

The big season 5 premiere of Jon and Kate plus 8 is almost here.   The premiere which will air May 25 on TLC will address some of the marital issues that the couple has been experiencing. A clip has been released and I have to say it should be an interesting season. At the moment it seems that Jon has been banished to an apartment over the garage of their new million dollar home. The rumors are just swirling, between Jon’s alleged affair with a 23 year old, and Kate’s alleged affair with her bodyguard, and the newest information that in a 3 month period, the hard to work for perfectionist fired 40 employees. This is a family in turmoil and we have a front row seat, can you even imagine everyone involved in your business like that and talking about you ALL the time??

Sex and the City Star Gets Engaged

The big news this morning seems to be that ‘Sex and the City “actress, Cynthia Nixon and her girlfriend of 5 years, Christine Marinoni, got engaged. Nixon has 2 children, Samantha 12 and Charles 6 from a previous relationship with photographer, Danny Mozes. The 2 actually announced their engagement during a gay rights rally that they were attending in New York City. The 2 hope to be able to eventually legalize their marriage in New York and say they will wait for legislation to pass the gay marriage act. A vote is actually set to happen soon, but at this point still needs more support from congress.

Two couples are dispelling rumors of an alleged relationship. First is Natalie Portman is saying that her and Sean Penn are not dating but are just friends and colleagues only. “Star Magazine” has claimed that the two were “making out” and the “New York Post” said that the two are been seen “cavorting”. Penn and his wife of 13 years, Robin Wright Penn are currently separated. I guess we will just have to wait and see. The other couple denying couple rumors are Bradley Cooper, who stars with Heather Graham in the new movie “The Hangover” and Jennifer Aniston.  Cooper says they have met several times but that is all. He does joke that his mom heard the rumors as well and would actually be very happy if they were indeed true. Cooper was married to Jennifer Esposito for 4 months back in 2007. And speaking of dispelling rumors…it looks like LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian were spotted together again this weekend at the Lakes games at the Staples Centre in Los Angles. There were also rumors about these two who are both married to others but it seemed like things had calmed down. Now however it looks like they have resurfaced. Rimes was wearing her wedding ring in the pictures that were taken and Cibrian has said that he wants to focus on his marriage and family. Again we will just have to wait and see what happens.

IT is just 2 days away…the “American Idol” season finale…who will be the winner, Adam Lambert or Kris Allen? There is a star studded group of performers to entertain us while we wait for the final songs during the 2 night finale.  Keith Urban, Carlos Santana, Black Eyed Peas, Lionel Ritchie, Queen Latifah and Cyndi Lauper are all scheduled to perform along with Idol alums, David Cook and Carrie Underwood. It should be an exciting two nights. And that is about it in the world of gossip for today

Pink and Carey Hart Officially Back Together

Holly Madison seems to be another girl we just can’t get enough of. From Hef’s main squeeze, to “Dancing with the Stars”, her next project is going to be to star in “PEEPSHOW” the sexy new burlesque show in Las Vegas. The former “Girl Next Door” star will be replacing Kelly Monaco, when her 3 month contract is up in June. “Dancing with the Stars” seems to be a bit of a stepping stone or prerequisite for the show, since Madison will be the third star from Dancing to join the cast. Monaco was the winner from season 1 and Melanie Brown who is also currently starring in Peepshow was a runner up from season 5. Although the show does feature topless performers the stars themselves are remaining covered up. “Peepshow” is at Planet Hollywood and although it has just been a month is doing well.

Today on the Ellen you can see Pink officially sharing the good news that her and husband, Carey Hart, are back together. She shares with Ellen that luckily Hart has a sense of humor because some of the things she sings about him in her hit song “So What” are not all that nice. For example, at one point in the song she calls him a “tool” as well as some other things. She says it is kind of funny having him sit in the audience while she sings these things about him. Since I am a big Pink fan I am happy that the two are back together.
Delta is throwing a party for its employees and their families in Atlanta and you will never guess who they have gotten to headline their party – the Gin Blossoms. How cool is that? The Gin Blossoms are best known for their hits “Allison Road”, “Hey Jealousy “ and “Found Out about You” The company just really wants to thank it’s employees for all their hard work during these difficult times and to thank them the Gin Blossoms will perform. In addition there will also be a wine presentation and Jeff Francoeur, from the Atlanta Braves, will come for a visit. Delta is not footing the bill though, that thank you can go to their vendors. And just so their Minneapolis employees do not feel left out, they will be getting their own party at the end of the month.  

“American Idol” is bringing back one of their own for the finale next week. Carrie Underwood is going to be performing the farewell song this year, “Home Sweet Home” by Motley Crue. She was just on Idol back in March when she sang with Randy Travis, but really can you ever get enough of Carrie Underwood? After the upset earlier this week, you just never know who will end up the winner. Will it be Adam Lambert (like several of the judges are predicting) or Kris Allen.

And finally this just in…Lou Diamond Phillips is the latest celebrity to join the interesting cast of NBC’s reality show “I’m a Celebrity …Get Me Out of Here”. It is hard to believe that Phillips is 47 years old and has agreed to compete against other celebs (and I use that term loosely)…Heidi and Spencer Pratt, Sanjaya Malakar (yes from American Idol), Stephen Baldwin (who just can’t seem to say no to reality shows) and Janice Dickenson. I am going to tune in just to see Heidi and Janice rough it in the jungles of Costa Rica without breaking a nail. The show airs June 1 on NBC.   

Check Out Cher in a See Through Bodysuit

Big honors for the country duo Brooks and Dunn along with Dierks Bentley who were honored in Sydney Australia for promoting their country music abroad. They were honored by the Country Music Association and Bentley actually won the International Artist Achievement Award. So it was a pretty big achievement for all of them. In the past some winners have included Keith Urban, Shania Twain, Dwight Yokam, the Dixie Chicks and Trisha Yearwood. Congratulations guys!

I have to admit this is getting a bit ridiculous. There are new rumors swirling around the Gosselin family of “Jon and Kate Plus 8”. This time the rumors are aimed at Kate saying that she is having a “more – than- platonic” relationship with the body guard that travels with her and her family. How ironic that this is being said right after all the stuff they are dealing with from her husband’s alleged indiscretions. Honestly they are the “it family” at the moment and it seems that the paparazzi just can’t leave them alone. Kate is fighting mad and in an exclusive interview with People Magazine, says these are just complete lies. She does say that yes they are friends with the people around them like their body guards, publicist, managers etc. because that is who they spend a lot of time with and these work relationships naturally evolve into friendships. She is also very upset and scared that they will lose the friends that they do have because the paparazzi are camped out at their houses. Kate feels that, hey we signed up for this, (we may not like it but it was our choice to put ourselves in the public eye) but their friends did not and it’s just not fair to them. I have to say I am a fan of the show and feel bad for Kate. Who knows what is really going on in her marriage but regardless; she is raising 8 kids and doing the best she can under the circumstances. She is just a regular mom so really, give her a break. Can you even imagine having your life – the good, bad, and ugly played out in front of millions? How did this sweet little show about her sweet kids turn into this? I am sure she asking herself the same thing.

Do you remember Shirley Jones from the Partridge Family? Well if you can believe it she is 75 and looks fabulous. In fact yesterday there was some talk that she was in talks with Playboy Magazine to pose nude. However Playboy has said that is not true, she will not be posing nude. If she had she would have been the oldest woman to do so for the magazine. So Nancy Sinatra will still hold that record posing at 54 along with Farrah Fawcett and Joan Collins who did it at the age of 50. And speaking of some of our favorite aging celebrities, Cher performed this weekend in Las Vegas and appeared in a black see through body suit just like the one she wore almost 20 years ago when she did her “Turn Back Time Video”.  And it looks like if anyone can turn back time it is Cher…she looked amazing and it was hard to even believe she is 62 years old.

Who do you think is going to be this year’s “American Idol” Winner? Simon Cowell told Oprah Winfrey on Monday that he thinks it will be Adam Lambert. It’s hard to believe the season finale is next week already and along with Simon, Randy Jackson is also predicting that Adam will be the winner. We shall see. Tune in tonight for the semi finals and we will see if these guys are right.