Just as I predicted, there was definitely a bit of excitement when it came to Eminem and the “MTV Movie Awards” last night. Eminem actually walked out of the awards show after a run in with Bruno, the gay Australian fashion reporter (a.k.a. Sacha Baron Cohen) who after flying through the air landed right on Eminem with his backside wrapped around Eminem’s face. Well, you can imagine that did not go over very well and Eminem had a few choice words to say and stormed out. Somehow controversy just seems to surround those two. Before the incident Eminem did a very good medley of two songs from his new album “Relapse” which was quite entertaining. Besides Eminem, “Twilight” really rocked the house with the most awards. It won “Best Movie”, Kristen Stewart won “Best Female Performance”, Robert Pattinson won for “Breakthrough Performance for a Male” and “Best Kiss” also went to the pair Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. In addition “Twilight” also won for “Best Fight” between Robert Pattinson and Cam Gigandet. There were even a few other winners for the night. My favorite MTV award nights are when Jim Carrey wins and give his always amusing acceptance speech and this year he won for “Best Comedic Performance” – of course. Heath Ledger won for “Best Villain” and funny girl Amy Poehler won for “Best WTF Moment” for Peeing in the Sink in her movie, “Baby Mama”. And no award show seems to be complete these days without Miss Miley Cyrus and she won “Best Song” for “The Climb” from “Hannah Montana: The Movie”. Funny man Ben Stiller won the “Generation Award” for the evening and he so deserves it, he is pretty great!! So as always MTV delivered a funny and entertaining and never quite know what to expect kind of evening.
The new cast of “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” has been announced. Sadly this show could run year round. Heading up the cast fresh off “Celebrity Apprentice “is Dennis Rodman, and I have to admit I will tune in for him alone. He was unbelievable on that show and I am surprised that he signed up for this. I cannot even picture him sober through the average day. Dennis will have company though, and those will include someone who desperately seems to need Dr. Drew’s help and that is Miss in and out of rehab and trouble, country singer Mindy McCready, as well as Heidi Fleiss, Mackenzie Phillips from “One Day at a Time”, actor, Tom Sizemore, Lisa D’Amato from “America’s Next Top Model”, Mike Starr from Alice in Chains, Kari Ann Peniche who is a Playboy model, and Joey Kovar from MTV’s “Real World”. I think Dr. Drew has his work cut out for him during this 21 day star studded recovery program. The show will return for its 3rd season sometime early next year.
Bad news for Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, and his New York City Bar which has been closed down temporarily due to allegedly serving minors alcohol. The bar Angels & Kings hopes it is just temporary and they are working to correct the problem. IT is the bars 3rd citation, but the previous 2 citations have already been thrown out of court. The bar has been open a little over 2 years and Wentz is a joint owner.
Susan Boyle is taking some well needed rest after being admitted to the hospital on Sunday for exhaustion. One of the judges from the show, Piers Morgan says she is doing fine but just needed to get away from it all and have a good rest. Her world really has been turned upside down and after the disappointment of not winning just needed some time and who could blame the 48 year old who was instantly thrown into the limelight at warp speed. Rest up Susan and come and sing for us again soon.
It was a very close race but in the end Ashton Kutcher beat out CNN in the race to 1 million Twitter followers. It was so close that only 30 minutes separated the two. Congratulations Ashton that is a pretty amazing feat. Now I wouldn’t want to be the one to say that perhaps Ashton is getting a big head but here is what he had to say about the win. “This is David versus Goliath. This just shows how people want to get information. It is about us. It means that one man can have a voice as loud as a media network.” Well the good news is that not only did Twitter and Ashton break the first 1 million follower goal; Ashton is sticking to his word and will be donating 10,000 mosquito nettings for beds for World Malaria Day. Next up on Twitter is Oprah. She actually started tweeting on Friday. When Oprah speaks people listen…literally. In her first 15 minutes she had 76,000 followers and within her first hour over 125,000 followers. How long until she passes 1 million?
Beyonce is finally ready to bring her World tour to the states starting June 21st in New York. She is out there promoting and singing her heart out for her newest album, “I AM… Sasha Fierce”. Beyonce will be hitting 14 cities and ending her tour in Las Vegas for a 4 night stretch. And get this…at each venue there will be 2000 seats available for only $20 per ticket (except for her Vegas performances). Pretty awesome Beyonce!
Pete Wentz and his group Fall Out Boy have been banned from performing their concert as planned in Mizner Park, in Boca Raton Florida. The boys seem to have a bit of a reputation for causing “disturbances” and Boca didn’t want to have anything to do with them. So instead of paying a lot of extra money for security the boys have moved the concert to the not as stuffy, Pompano Beach Amphitheatre. Ironically however, Pompano Beach is not all that far from Boca Raton. Florida is becoming quite the stickler of a state, the Fox affiliate there is “refusing to air Ozzy Osborne’s variety show because it is not keeping with community standards.” Well I guess that is what happens in a retirement state, they lose all their sense of fun out there.
And here is a little wedding and baby news for you that you know I just cannot resist. First off, congratulations are in order for David Miller, from the international opera group Il Divo, who just got engaged. Simon Cowell from “American Idol” is actually responsible for putting this group together and they are widely successful. In fact they are starting a U.S. tour May 8th. Country star Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams – Paisley finally welcomed their second child a boy, who seemed to be in no hurry to get here. The two have been waiting way past Kimberly’s due date for the little guy to arrive. Mother and baby and doing well and will be joining big brother 2 year old, Huck.
I warn you I am on a bit of a tirade this morning after this story I just read. And for the record maybe it is just too much coffee but I must tell you about this. Not exactly celebrity gossip but I promise if you hear me out I will get to that. For the record, after reading this latest story I may never get a good night’s sleep again. This story definitely needs to be filed under the topic…what were they thinking?? Ok basically here is the gist; it seems that Burmese python pet owners who have become overwhelmed with their pet snakes are apparently letting them loose in the Florida Everglades. A whole team has been put together called the “Python Patrol” to catch these things that are not only threatening the eco system and eating all the animals in site, but seem to be making their way into the Florida Keys. Oh that is so not ok!!! Where do I even begin, these snakes (and let me tell you I cannot even look at the pictures) can grow to over 20 feet long and weigh over 200 pounds and can live up to 30 years. They have been known to eat a 5 foot long alligator whole and even a bobcat. They can travel up to almost 2 miles a day and already 8 have been found in the Florida Keys. So this group has been put together to learn how to capture them and respond quickly if people find them. They hope to find them and stop them from breeding which could really turn into a big problem. At this point there are already an estimated 30 THOUSAND of these pythons living in the Everglades National Park. So people if you have one or know anyone who has one of these as a pet, tell them if you do not want it call for help do not let it go free, seriously not a good solution. People do not want to find one of these in their backyard or worse in their house. I shudder at the thought! Plus that can’t be all that good for tourism in the Keys now can it?
I feel much better, thank you. Ok now onto some good stuff. First off Stevie Nicks, who is touring again with Fleetwood Mac, is in the news. She is 60 and looks fabulous! She has a lot to be happy about these days in addition to touring again with the band for the first time in 5 years. She has lost weight, thanks to her Power Plate workouts and has just released a new CD and DVD called “The Soundstage Sessions” and “Live in Chicago” DVD. I had never heard of this workout but apparently in a short amount of time a few times a week, it can help you lose weight. It is a vibration platform that helps you with balance and contracting a releasing your muscles way more than a regular workout because you are trying to stay on the platform without being shaken right off. It is said that Madonna has used the system for years as well, as part of her workout routine. And there is some baby news to report today. Michelle Obama sat down with Oprah to clear up any speciation about a baby bump that people said she was sporting. The First Lady says she is not pregnant and that she and Barack have no plans to have more kids. The poor thing was probably just enjoying all that White House cooking and everyone thinks she is pregnant. Alyson Hannigan, from “How I Met Your Mother”, welcomed a baby girl, Satyana Denisof on March 24th which also happens to be Hannigans birthday. Pete Wentz, from Fall Out Boy, is laughing off rumors that him and wife, Ashlee Simpson are having marriage problems. He says they are happy and taking care of their baby, Bronx. The couple hasn’t seen much of each other lately but that is just part of the job. The couple will actually celebrate their 1 year wedding anniversary on May 17th.