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.
You have got to love Coldplay…listen to what the band is doing for their fans during these hard times. They just announced that for every fan that attends there “Vida la Vida” summer concert on the North America leg of their tour, they will receive a free live album from the band. How awesome is that? And for those unable to attend the concert they can download 9 songs from “LeftRightLeftRightLeft” at the bands official Coldplay website. The band said in a statement that “Playing live is what we love. This album is a thank you to our fans – the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen.
There is a big celebration planned for this Sunday to honor and celebrate singing legend and activist Pete Seeger, who is turning 90. For those of you who don’t know him you will once I share a few of his famous songs. He is famous for, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, as well as “If I Had a Hammer” and “Turn!Turn! Turn!”. The celebration that will be held at Madison Square Garden will be a 4 hour concert event with performers such as Emmy Lou Harris, Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder plus many more are scheduled to perform. The event is a benefit to help raise money for Seeger’s charity, the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, which helps preserve the river from all the pollution. Seeger himself is scheduled to sing one of his songs but he is not sharing which one he will be doing. Although turning 90, Seeger has not slowed down, he performed at President Obama’s inauguration, as well as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival last month, and he just released a new album. It should be a special night for a special man.
David Blaine is handing out “how to survive starvation advice” to Mia Farrow, who is now on day 5 of her hunger strike, to raise awareness for the Darfur situation. If you remember, Blaine went 44 days without food while he hung out over the Thames River in London. So his advice for Farrow…drink 4 liters of water a day and after 6 days you will stop feeling hungry. Well she is almost there, let’s hope he is right. Farrow is said to be very weak already and spends most of her time in bed. Her goal is to not eat for 3 weeks.
IT seems to be true love for Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey who if you can believe it are celebrating their one year anniversary. That is pretty big in Hollywood, don’t you think? The two celebrated in Las Vegas this week at the Palms Casino Resort. Nick surprised Mariah with a video that he put together of the couple’s first year together. It brought Mariah to tears. After the video, Nick told Mariah and all their friends that had been invited to their anniversary celebration that, “this is the most amazing person in the world. I dedicate my life to her daily, and together this union is gonna last forever. She is my rock.” Awww…love him! Congratulations guys, I hope it does last forever.
Today I am just writing about crazy stuff that we seem to be interested in. First off if you haven’t already heard Mel Gibson and his wife of 28 years are getting divorced. But are you ready for this…she is entitled to half of his $1 billion fortune. After all the trouble he has been in over the years, no wonder she stuck around. This will probably be the biggest divorce settlement to date in Hollywood. And there have been some big ones over the years. Michael Jordan’s wife, Juanita, received $168 million for her divorce settlement, while Neil Diamond’s wife got herself a whooping $150 million. Steven Spielberg’s ex – Amy Irving received $100 million. I just think those numbers are staggering! And while we are talking about crazy things the world is talking about…what comes to mind when I say the name Bo? If you said the new first dog living in the White House with the Obama’s you would be correct. Bo is the new Portuguese Water Dog that will now live the sweet life in the White House. But that is not the crazy part…the crazy part is that people can not just be happy for the family, there has to be plenty of contrversy to go along with something so simple as a new puppy. The controversy that has some people outraged is the question of, is this really a rescue dog (like the President said they would do) since the dog was from a breeder who had the dog returned to her. So technically not really a rescued dog. Anyway really people…let them have the dog they want. Does everything have to be politically correct? To make up for the perceived misunderstanding the Obama’s did make a donation to the humane society in the District of Columbia.
And here is something to add to the crazy news we want to know… Mel B, former Spice Girl, has been using hypnosis to help calm her stage freight as she gets ready for her new racy show that will debut in Las Vegas, at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The show is called “PEEPSHOW” and will feature Melanie Brown as well as Kelly Monaco, who you might remember from “Dancing with the Stars”. The actresses will appear with a cast of topless dancers but they will keep their tops on. The show debuts April 18th with a calm and lovely Melanie B. Ok and if you want a good laugh and who doesn’t when talking about Lindsay Lohan, you have to check out her new dating video parody for eHarmony by funnyordie.com. She is totally making fun of herself and it is so funny. So check it out and please…don’t call her for a date…it’s a joke!! And last but not least on the crazy meter for today, Spencer Pratt, from the reality series, “The Hills”, says “he’s definitely running for political office one day. Don’t know if I’ll get elected any time in the next century or so but definitely going after mayor of L.A. or at least governor.” Nothing like setting your sights high. From “The Hills” to the White House, one just never knows. Don’t quit your day job Spence.
Well I am happy to say that Pink and her ex Carey Hart seem to be working on putting their marriage back together. The couple was married back in January 2006 but split up two year later. They have been spending time together and are trying to work on their marriage. The two are a very busy pair, Pink is currently on tour and Hart, who is a motocross racer, is also involved in several business ventures. He is keeping himself busy in Las Vegas with his Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co. that he has in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as well as the Wasted Space concert venue and bar, which is also there and he co owns with the Madden brothers, Benji and Joel. So hopefully there will be a happy ending for this couple. Bruce Springsteen on the other hand is defending his 18 year marriage to Patti Scialfa. A woman, Ann C. Kelly, has made various allegations that she had an affair with Bruce on several occasions throughout the years. These allegations have been around since 2006 and have come up again since the woman is in the middle of a divorce. Bruce denies the affair and says he and his wife have “been together for 18 years and the best 18 years of my life.” Good for you Bruce, keep it that way! And while I am on the subject of marriage I will switch right into baby mode and share the happy news for Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. They have announced they she is pregnant and expecting their first baby in the fall. The couple has been married for 6 years already. That is going to be one cute baby!
The stars are doing some spring cleaning and donating some of their old favorites to charity. First is Taylor Swift, who donated her old (well I guess not that old) prom dress to DonateMYDress.org, which helps girls find their dream dresses through bringing together local organizations. Taylor’s long gold and cream dress by Jessica McClintock was sold for $1200. This was the organizations fist celebrity auction for charity. Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Nikki Blonsky were among some of the celebs that donated their dresses. Gwyneth Paltrow put some of her old things on eBay to help raise money to help a New York City organization, the Robin Hood Organization. Can you imagine what her closets look like? They are still up for auction and you can check out her Jimmy Choos and other items at Ebay.com.
IT’s good to be the first daughters…Sasha and Malia got to spend Easter with Fergie and her cute hubby Josh Duhamel. Fergie sang a few songs including “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” while the girls had the annual Easter Egg Roll that they played with their dad, the President. Everyone had a great time and including First Lady, Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson. The theme for the day was “Lets Go Play” and there was healthy eating, along with soccer, yoga and an all day outdoor concert. A good time was had by all.
How sweet are the President and First Lady who headed back to Chicago for Valentine’s Day? The two dined at Chicago’s TABLE Fifty – Two where dinner was prepared by Chef, Art Smith. The couple dined on crispy catfish and pistachio chicken, and they may have even snuck in a piece of gooey crunchy pecan pie. It seems that in order to stay in touch with friends and keep the family grounded the First Family plans to fly home about every 6 weeks to Chicago. Hmmm… I wonder who pays for those trips home on Air Force One. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy for the love birds to have a romantic dinner together in their home town, and I love the Obama’s, I was just curious.
So did cupid’s arrow hit Katy Perry and Benji Madden this past Valentine’s Day? IT seems that the couple was spotted getting pretty cozy after Katy’s show at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Wasted Space. Hmmm…I wonder what Paris Hilton was up to last night? Stay tuned to see if there might be more to this budding romance.
Although he wasn’t sharing the specifics, Tom Cruise was feeling the love while he shared that he had something very special planned for his wife this Valentine’s Day. In fact he shared that news 3 weeks ago at his premier for his new movie, Valkyire. I just can’t wait to hear what he did for Katie. As soon as I hear anything I will be sure to share. And then Jessica Simpson was finally all smiles after a difficult few weeks. She had her #1 man, Tony Romo, in the audience at her Valentine’s Day show in Rochester, NY, and on several occasions she gave him a few, I Love You shout outs. Good for you Jess!