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?   

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Are you kidding me??? It seems that Jon Gosselin needed to get away again and this time he is doing it with another new woman. There is a new Kate in Jon’s life and the two have been in the Hamptons for 3 days together so far. Ironically this Kate is Kate Major, a tabloid reporter for the Star. She must be in heaven with all this good stuff to write about!! The story gets even better; the two are staying in Michael Lohan’s house (yes that is Lindsay Lohan’s dad). The two are said to both be friends with Michael and when they needed a place to stay he opened up his home to them. Hmmm….I wonder what the Hailey Glassman thinks about this arrangement and I don’t even want to know what his soon to be ex wife thinks about the whole thing. Glad he is having such a blast while his 8 kids are at home with mom.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! In honor of the celebration there will be two all star concerts held at Madison Square Garden on October 29 and 30. Everyone performing is already an inductee into the Hall of Fame. Some of the performers who will be there are U2, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Metallica, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will both be there and will perform together and separately. In addition to the big concerts a 9 DVD set which will show highlights from all the induction ceremonies of the last 25 years as well as a book of profiles of all the inductees. Proceeds from the concerts will go to establish an “endowment for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation”.  
A Baldwin files bankruptcy. Stephen Baldwin and his wife Kennya are in way over their heads and owe a lot of money to a lot of people, starting with the banks. They owe $1.2 million on their home, plus $70 thousand in credit card debt and over $1 million in taxes….gulp!! Their home was scheduled for auction today and is valued at $1.1 million and they bought it for $515,000 back in 1997.  The actor most recently appeared on the controversial season of “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here” and was also on “Celebrity Apprentice."

“Project Runway” is finally getting close to returning after a way too long hiatus. Good news though, the season 6 premiere is less than a month away.  In addition to the premiere Lifetime is treating us to a two hour “Project Runway All Star Challenge” airing right before the premiere on August 20. They have just announced who will be competing for the $100,000 prize and it should be a great 2 hours. From season 2, Daniel Vosovic and Santino Rice, and from season 3, Uli Herzner, Mychael Knight,and Jeffrey Sebelia. From season 4 Chris March and Sweet P, and Korto Momolu from season 5.  Joining them will be Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia. I can’t wait!!!

Happy News for the “Millionaire Matchmaker”, Patti Stanger, she is engaged to her boyfriend Andy Friedman. The two met 5 1/2 years ago and were set up by a matchmaker. Singer, Kelis welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday named, Knight. Kelis will be raising the baby herself since her and the baby’s father, rapper Nas are no longer together. The couple filed for divorce when she was 7 months pregnant, “citing verbal abuse, and infidelity.” It is official; Eddie Cibrian’s wife has left him. She says that, “Eddie and Leann (Rimes) deserve each other.” That is just an ugly ugly situation. Eddie has two young children ages 6 and 2.