Actor Rupert Everett Gives Bizarre Interview

What is the obsession with Kendra Wilkinson from “The Girls Next Door”? She has been on 2 reality TV shows one she is currently starring in and now she has a memoir that is going to be published. I mean she is 24 years old, how much can she have to say?  The book which is scheduled to be released next summer is said to talk about her childhood, as well as her time in the Playboy mansion and the time she spent with Hugh Hefner. She will talk about her new life with Hank Baskett and the impending birth of her new baby. She is definitely the “it girl” of the moment. She also made a statement the other day about how she is no longer going to be watching “Jon and Kate Plus 8” anymore. She liked it better in the old days when they were just a happy regular family and not all Hollywood and drama like now. She says, “I feel bad for the kids.” Ironically she says that “she would never allow her new baby to appear on her hit E! show ‘Kendra’. That will all be private.” Funny on that same day she signed on for another season of her show with 12 new episodes. We will see how long that sentiment lasts.

Ok and while I am on the whole “Jon and Kate Plus 8” story, I have to make mention of the latest news. Yesterday I shared with you that there seems to be a new woman in Jon’s life, a reporter from the Star Magazine. Well this morning she resigned from her position, stating a conflict of interest. Basically she went to do a story on him and ended up dating him instead. The story however is getting more twisted and convoluted each day. Now it seems that Jon has been telling friends that him and Kate Major are not dating or romantically involved.  It is being reported that he even told a friend, “Oh my God, I can’t believe she did this to me. What do I do? She’s totally (bleeping) me over.” Hmmm…what the heck is going on here? Then there are others who were with them in the Hamptons saying they are “definitely dating”. Then there is girlfriend #1 Hailey Glassman, who told People Magazine, “That’s news to me”, when told about the news about Gosselin and Major. People magazine states that Hailey had known the two were in the Hamptons together but had no idea that the two had become romantically involved. Hailey says, “I still love Jon and Jon loves me.” Wow this stuff is a real life soap opera. I can’t wait to tune in tomorrow.

Good news and bad news for rapper Nas. Yesterday I shared with you the news of the birth of his new baby, with ex wife Kelis, which is the good news. The bad news is that he now has to pay $44,000 a month in child support. Wow, I know newborns are expensive but that seems a bit excessive.  Can you even imagine that much money a month for child support? Amazing! On a sweeter note Taylor Swift sent her BFF Selena Gomez the biggest bouquet of flowers for her birthday you could ever imagine. It was so large that Swift called ahead to the Disney Channel to make sure it was ok to send it to the studio where Gomez was shooting her hit show, “The Wizards of Waverly Place”.  Two men had to help Gomez get it into her car. Selena turned 17.  In addition to the flowers Gomez received cards and gifts from her fans and she sent out a video message to thank all her fans.

This story is really quite bizarre and surprising. Actor Rupert Everett did an interview with “The Mirror” of the UK and had some disturbing things to say about Michael Jackson and the U.S. Here are a few of his statements. He says that “The King of Pop is probably better off dead. He was a freak. He looked like a character from Shrek. He was a black to white minstrel.” He says, “Jackson personified the pain and anxiety of a black man in a slave country. We all watched as he changed from black to white. He was living performance art. I think it was fortuitous that he died.” He then goes on to make some statements about Obama as well. He says, “We have Michael Jackson, a black man who has gone white, and we have President Barack Obama, who is a half- white man gone black. It’s absolutely fascinating to watch.” He was just way out there and awfully inappropriate if you ask me. I have always liked him as an actor but some of his statements really make me rethink that.  Just odd things to say, don’t you think?   

Juicy Hollywood Scandal

Here is some scandalous gossip for you which we haven’t heard the likes of in a while. The reason has come out to why hunky actor Lorenzo Lamas and his beautiful 4th wife, former Playmate of the Month, Shauna Sand divorced. It seems that Shauna was having an affair…but not just any old affair; she was having an affair with then 18 year old step son, AJ Lamas. After all the years of soap opera acting it appears he has been living a real life one.  A friend says, “He thought Shauna was acting like a mom to AJ, he had no clue that she was his son’s lover!” That has got to be the lowest form of betrayal ever! If you want to see more about this Hollywood family you will get your chance. Lamas and his family, including AJ and daughter Shayne, who was the “winner” on ABC’s “The Bachelor”, as well as Shayne’s sister, Dakota will have their own reality series on E! this fall.  E! just loves the family reality series don’t they?.

Forbes has just come out with the 12 highest earning celebrities under 30 and seriously the numbers will make you want to puke. Sorry that was harsh, I know they are hard working people, but really, what can one person do with all that money? They could feed a 3rd world country exclusively on their own. Ok, just had to get that out. Here are the numbers, you decide if you agree with me or not. This is certainly not a shocker, Beyonce was in the #1 spot, and this past year, June 2008 – June 2009 earned a staggering $87 million. Not bad for a 27 year old! Taking the #2 spot is Kimi Raikkonen, who is a Formula 1 race car driver and he earned $45 million in the past year. The 3rd place spot goes to another sports figure, 24 year old LeBron James, who is an NBA superstar for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He earned $40 million thanks to all his endorsements from Nike, State Farm, VitaminWater and Upperdeck. And of course you can’t forget those crazy Disney kids who are raking in the big bucks. The Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus both earned $25 million. Must be nice to work for Disney and achieve all that stardom.

Well I held off for two whole paragraphs but there is a Michael Jackson story that I have to tell you about. Bill O’Reilly is spouting off some crazy talk about Michael Jackson. In fact he did it on the day of the memorial service which just seemed so inappropriate to begin with. O’Reilly totally goes off on Jackson. One of the first things that he rants about is how selfish Jackson was and how much he spent on himself while there are others who need that money. He says, “His incredible selfishness spending hundreds of millions of dollars on himself while singing “We Are the World” should make any clear thinking American nauseas.” Then he goes on and on about how is Michael really a black icon? He talks about how he bleached his skin and had white men’s sperm to create his children. He wanted to be white so why all the support from the black community, the community he tried so hard to get away from. He also feels that Jackson has been made into a hero while he has most likely died from a drug overdose and had inappropriate relationships with children. He just doesn’t understand all the outpouring of love for this man. Oh I just can’t even listen to Bill O’Reilly, maybe it’s because he loves to just hear himself talk and not listen to anyone else. And the yelling, why can’t the man just have a conversation, why does he feel the only way he can be heard is by yelling? Here is the clip; you decide how inappropriate he is. He talks about Michael Jackson and rips him apart every which way, it is just horrible to watch and listen too.

On a lighter note, sweet, 19 year old Emma Watson had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet for the premiere of the new Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” which opens July 15. The premiere was in London and it was pouring rain and as she was rearranging her wet dress, it came apart, and the media got a good look at her in her underwear. Watson is taking it all in stride though and like she told David Letterman last night on his show, “At least I’m wearing underwear.” Good point Emma, now that would have been embarrassing.        

A Baby for Kendra

I found this to be surprising news so early in the morning….Kendra Wilkinson, 23, from the hit reality show “Girls Next Door” is PREGNANT!! Funny after finally getting out of the Playboy mansion and out on her this was the last thing I would have expected from her. Her fiancé, Hank Baskett, who is a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles and Kendra are very excited about the impending birth and seem to be utterly in love with each other. Best of luck to both of them. Kendra currently has her own reality show that just started on E! She has a beautiful new house that seems kind of lonely without gal pals Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt. After watching the premiere which was the second highest debut for an E! show, I have to say I am concerned about her being a mom. I mean the poor girl didn’t even know how to shop for groceries, and her big focus is her new stripper pole in her living room. Well should be interesting, who knows, we will probably get to see the whole event as a reality series anyway.

Here is a little this and that on other marriages/splits and babies. Just 2 weeks after the accidental death of his 4 year old daughter, Mike Tyson, married his girlfriend Lakiha Spicer, on Saturday in Las Vegas. This is Tyson’s third marriage and the daughter who died was from his second marriage. Splitting up this week are James Van Der Beek (remember his from Dawson’s Creek) and his wife, Heather McComb who is also an actress. The two have been married since 2003. Miley Cyrus, 16 and her 20 year old boyfriend Justin Gaston have also parted ways. No reason has been given for the break up but there is possible speculation that perhaps former beau Nick Jonas from the Jonas Brothers is back in the picture. There had been rumors on the net yesterday that Leonardo DiCaprio and long time girlfriend and supermodel Bar Refaeli had split up but a source says that is untrue and the couple is still together. Paris Hilton and her boyfriend Doug Reinhardt have also called it quits. What was in the air in Hollywood this weekend??  It’s a boy for Hank Azaria and his girlfriend who welcomed their first child on Saturday a boy named, Hal. The “pregnant man” gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday. Tracy Beatie lives as a man and has officially changed his gender but still has the female sex organs. It is always interesting to see him photographed because although you know it is not a man actually pregnant …it does look like one.

It’s good to be the first daughter. After a trip to Paris, the Obama’s headed to London on holiday. The Obama women took in a show of “The Lion King”. The girls had a great time and enjoyed the Disney production. In addition to that, the girls got to go on the set of the new Harry Potter movie plus visit some of the biggest sites in London like a private tour of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Parliament. Not a bad way to celebrate turning the big #8!

Bad news for Miss California Carrie Prejean, she has been fired and will subsequently lose her crown and title. After supporting her through all the initial turmoil, Donald Trump gave his full support in the decision. “I told Carrie she needed to get back to work and honor her contract with Miss California USA Organization and I gave her the opportunity to so. Unfortunately it just doesn’t look like it is going to happen.” Well maybe now the $140,000 that Playboy offered her to pose for the magazine doesn’t look so bad after all.

Eminem and Nick Cannon Fight

Eminem is back and he just can’t stop rapping about people in his new music. First it was Kim Kardashian Jessica Simpson, and Sarah Palin in “We Made You”. In his latest song, “Bagpipes from Baghdad” he sings about Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey and Cannon is NOT happy about it. Eminem and Carey did date briefly about 8 years ago and Cannon writes on his blog that Eminem “is still obsessed with my wife, the same female who wouldn’t let him get to second base from 8 years ago.” Then it really starts to get ugly when Cannon calls Eminem “racially insensitive” as well as an “old school Caucasian con man”. You really have to wonder what Eminem was thinking when he not only wrote the song but made it so everyone could hear it. It does seem to be a bit much and makes one think that he did step over the line and no wonder Nick Cannon is fuming over the song. There are definitely fighting words in that song. You be the judge, but it is very difficult to listen to and made me cringe. One might say take it with a grain of salt, it is Eminem after all, but it is pretty descriptive and to be quite honest pretty insulting. Sorry Mariah that out of nowhere you have to deal with this but lucky for you your hubby is willing to fight for your honor.

And speaking of back at it…Justin Timberlake was on SNL again this weekend and seriously the guy just needs to be regular, he is so funny. He did a follow up video with Andy Samberg to their “Dick in a Box” from last time for this show. This time a “lovely” video for Mother’s Day called “Motherlover”…oh sooo funny! The video also stars Susan Sarandon and Patricia Clarkson as the mothers and one might just say disrespectful and inappropriate, but its SNL so it works just fine.  Justin also does a skit where he jokes about Britney Spears and when they were dating. It was a funny show and Justin is just so talented. A not so funny performance happened for Amy Winehouse Friday night in St. Lucia, where she attempted to sing at the Jazz festival there. Oh Amy…what a train wreck…she forgot lyrics, lost her place and basically just stumbled through her song. You could almost feel her frustration as she threw up her arms at one point, and looked over at her dancers as if she had given up and couldn’t go on. Lucky for Amy (and the audience) there was a torrential storm that caused the rest of the show to be cancelled. Amy has been actually living in St. Lucia for the past several months and the concert was really her way to thank the locals for all their hospitality. Maybe just send them a thank you note next time.

Why does it seem that everywhere we look we see and hear from Kim Kardashian? Well the latest and greatest from the newly blond celeb is that she has revealed that step dad Bruce Jenner, has recently had a face lift. In fact this facelift was done to actually correct a partial facelift and a nose job that was botched that Bruce had done many years ago and had never been happy with the results. Now however he has had a doctor make the changes and fix the issues from the first time around and everyone, most especially Bruce, seems very happy with the results. In fact, Bruce who will turn 60 this year looks like he is in his 40’s. He looks great. The story actually was talked about and came up on the family’s reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Yes, it is hard to keep those things private with camera crews in your home all the time. You can check out the show on E! and if you just can’t get enough of the Kardashian sisters, Khloe and Kourtney are getting their own reality show and are heading down to Miami to open their new Dash Boutique. You can catch the new show in August and I am sure sister Kim will be showing up for some visits.