The custody battle for Michael Jackson is about to begin and one can only imagine that it is going to get ugly. Debbie Rowe is now stating that she wants her biological children Prince Michael and Paris. She even says she would take Blanket too if the court would grant her that so as not to break the children up. She seems to be a bit all over the place since last week she told a British newspaper that “she did not want to see your children again” and that she never consummated her marriage to Michael Jackson. With all the controversy swirling around questioning if she is really their mother and if Michael is really the father to the children, she says she would be willing to take a DNA test to prove that she is indeed their biological mother. She is one of the people that says that Michael was not the biological father that she was impregnated by an anonymous sperm donor. See, it is just getting downright ugly. She even says that she has had no relationship with the children. How could she want to rip them away from the only family they know and have left? Rowe says that she would get a restraining order against Joe Jackson the children’s grandfather to keep him away from them if she were to get custody. If those aren’t fighting words I don’t know what are. Stay tuned, you know there is going to be much more on this subject. Those poor children, hopefully the family is keeping them away from all the media and hopefully they are oblivious to all that is going on around them in terms of these custody issues.
Lil Wayne is ill and has had to postpone 7 concerts that he was set to perform in Europe. His doctor says he MUST rest and he is taking those orders seriously. He apologizes to his fans and does plan to reschedule, so hold on to your tickets.
The Beckhams, David and Victoria, are back together in their underwear for their most recent ad for Emporio Armani. These two do not even look real but they are beautiful. I have to admit though I could do without all those tattoos up and down David Beckhams arms, they are a bit much for me in my opinion. Other than that the two sizzle together.
This weekend is the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. This is the biggest African – American music festival in the country and it is celebrating its 15th year. Coca Cola is the major sponsor and they are expecting more than 200,000 people to attend throughout the weekend. Some of the performers include Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Anita Baker, Jazmine Sullivan, Solange and many more performers will take to the stage. Coca Cola wants to give back to the community and will be giving two $15,000 donations to two new nonprofit organizations.
In light of Melissa Rycroft’s recent engagement announcement, guess who else is back on the news. Jason Mesnick from “The Bachelor”, who dumped Melissa on national television, and his girlfriend Molly Malaney, who he chose instead, also televised on national television. The two had said that they are also definitely going to get married someday. Although they are not currently living together, Molly is planning on relocating to Jason’s hometown of Seattle in the near future.
You just never know where life will take you. Former broken hearted bachelorette, Melissa Rycroft has danced her way to a new job on ABC. Melissa will be a special contributor on “Good Morning America”. Melissa will appear on GMA 8 times throughout the summer “bringing lighthearted, uplifting and fun stories to GMA”. That sounds just perfect for the girl next door who won America’s hearts even if she couldn’t win Jason Mesnick’s from “The Bachelor”.
It seems that its 3 strikes and you’re out for Billy Joel and his third wife, Katie Lee. The two are amicably calling it quits after 5 years of marriage. Katie is 27 and Joel is 60. Katie has been spotted on several occasions with an Israeli fashion designer, Yigal Azrouel who is 36. The final word also seems to be in for T. R. Knight from “Grey’s Anatomy”. His return to the show has been in question and after the shows season finale it looked grim for the doctor who was unrecognizable after being hit by a bus, but anything is possible in TV land. As of this week however, he has been released from his contract. Still unknown though is the fate of Katherine Heigl, and like T.R Knight the finale left her return very questionable as she was unconscious and being resuscitated after her battle with cancer. So we still have to wait and see. I for one will miss George and although I do not love Izzy, she is part of the show and I hate to see her go, and how sad will the show become if everyone is mourning the loss of George and Izzy for the season?
Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift won big at the CMT awards. These awards are based on fan votes and let’s just say they love Brad and 19 year old Taylor. Swift won Video of the Year Award and Female Video of the year for “Love Story” , while Paisley won Male Video of the Year Award, Collaborative Video of the Year award for “Start a Band” with Keith Urban, and CMT Performer of the Year. Rascal Flatts won Group Video of the Year for “Everyday” for the 7th year in a row and Sugarland won Duo Video of the Year for “All I Want To Do” for the 3rd time. Zac Brown Band won the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for “Chicken Fried” and Kid Rock won Wide Open Country Video of the Year for “All Summer Long”. There were some great performances as you can imagine. Lady Antebellum sang “Lookin’ For A Good Time”, Taylor Swift sang “You Belong With Me”, Brad Paisley sang “Then”, and Dierks Bentley sang “Sideways” and Darius Rucker sang “Alright”. So it was a fun filled night of great music and great winners.
Just wanted to give you and update on the cause of death of Mia Farrow’s brother. The autopsy determined that Patrick Farrow died from a “self inflicted gunshot to the head.” That was quite a shocker to read about. How sad for him and his family.
Sad news this weekend for “American Idol” winner David Cook. He lost his brother Adam, 37, who has been battling a brain tumor for over 10 years. Ironically, David was in D.C. for the 12th Annual Race for Hope 5K, in which he was the grand marshal as well as a runner. Along with his team they raised over $98,000 which will go to the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. David actually spoke to the crowd and actually shared with them that morning that his brother had just died the night before. He told the crowd “I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else right now.” Jeff Kolodin, who was the co chair for the race said this about David, he “is beyond the most courageous young person I have ever known. He spent his entire day hugging survivors, signing autographs for them taking pictures. He shared his very private moment with thousands. He was willing to put his personal raw emotion out there, knowing he was being filmed. He’s a heck of a person.” That is an incredible story. Our thoughts and prayers are with you David, during this very difficult time.
Oprah Winfrey has a new project and her name is Jenny McCarthy. Just like Dr. Phil and Rachel Ray, Jenny McCarthy is the latest person to sign a multiyear deal with Harpo productions that will include several projects. Jenny has spent time lately with Oprah not only as a guest on her show to promote her books, “Louder than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism” and “Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds”. She also has been on Oprah’s panel a few times for her Friday Live shows as well. Already Jenny has started a blog on the Oprah.com website and she will most likely have her own syndicated talk show at some point. With Oprah’s name behind her you can imagine that only good things will be ahead for Jenny’s career.
Good news for Melissa Rycroft fans, she is feeling much better and plans to perform on tonight’s “Dancing with the Stars”. She says she still is in some pain and she has been using a numbing patch to help with the pain, but she is going to give it her best shot. On the other hand there was not such good news for Denise Richards who also gave it has best shot this weekend but failed miserably. Denise was given the honor of singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th inning stretch at a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field this past Friday. Richards herself admits not only is she not a singer but that she knew her performance was “horrifying”. Denise is originally from Downers’ Grove a suburb of Illinois and was happy to be at the game and at Wrigley Field. Denise said she really got into the game of baseball when she was married to Charlie Sheen, who was a big baseball fan. And finally another celebrity couple tied the knot this weekend. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sargaard made it official in Italy this weekend. The two have been together for years and already have a 2 ½ year old daughter together. Brother Jake Gyllenhaal and girlfriend Reese Whitherspoon were among the guests. Most recently Maggie was in “The Dark Knight” and Sarsgaard has been in the movies “Kinsey, Jarhead, and Shattered Glass”. Congratulations to the happy couple.
Bad news for “Dancing with the Stars” Fans – the latest injury victim is favorite Melissa Rycroft. Due to the injury that she sustained to one of her ribs she was not able to participate on Monday nights show. She has a hairline fracture to one of her ribs and hopefully with some rest should be able to continue in the competition. The judges did score her and her partner, Tony Dovolani, based on their rehearsal footage from what they were able to do from early on Monday. Steve O was also judged on his rehearsal performance when he hurt his back. Feel better soon Melissa we miss you and want you back soon.
Prince reveals big personal news that he has never shared before…he had epilepsy as a child. Prince shared this information during an interview on PBS with Tavis Smiley. This could be one of the reasons that Prince developed his flashy persona by trying to compensate how he grew up. You can imagine that he was teased by other children along with other childhood issues. His mother told him the story that “one day I walked into her and said, Mom, I’m not going to be sick anymore, and she said why? And I said, because an angel told me so. “Prince says that he doesn’t remember ever saying that but his mother told him the story and from that day on he wasn’t sick anymore. That story seems very much like Prince, don’t you think? Prince has been out and about promoting his newest album “LotusFlow3r”.
Are newlyweds Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt flirting with disaster? The two headed to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico where Heidi is working on her new music video. Spencer talked to Ryan Seacrest this morning on his radio show, and told him that they are taking precautions and are in isolation, wearing masks and washing their hands everywhere they go. I don’t know, but in light of the current situation and working so hard to be careful, due to the swine flu outbreak, maybe they should have postponed or changed locations, but that is just my opinion. The two are planning on taking their honeymoon in about a week perhaps to Fiji or Tahiti but they are still talking over the details with MTV. Yea, we will all get to be there for the honeymoon.
Jessica Alba turned 28 this weekend and had a fun 80’s bash with 50 of her friends. They dressed in 80’s attire, and played games from the 80’s like Connect Four and Chinese checkers. And of course there was great 80’ music with songs from Michael Jackson and Madonna. The stars sure do know how to celebrate!!!