Twilight Heartthrob Hit by Taxi

It was a close call for “Twilight” heartthrob, Robert Pattison, who had a run in with a New York taxi while fleeing a mob of fans. Pattison has been in New York filming his latest movie “Remember Me” and since his arrival the fans have been going nuts following him everywhere. Luckily the 23 year old was not injured and walked away on his own. It seems that no matter where Pattison goes these days he is attracting a crowd and has even hired his own security guards in addition to the ones the production company has provided for him. His new movie “Remember Me” is a love story starring Emilie de Ravin from “Lost” and 007, Pierce Bronson.

Cher is finally speaking out on Chastity’s sex change. Cher says that although it has been difficult over the years coming to terms with Chaz’s sexuality, “I respect the courage it takes to go through this transition in the glare of public scrutiny and although I may not understand I will strive to be understanding. The one thing that will never change is my abiding love for my child.” I just have to say as difficult it must be for a parent to watch a child go through this, I truly applaud Cher and wish other parents who may not show that respect towards their children, can really learn from Cher and really hear what she is saying. Mary Bono (Sonny Bono’s widow) also is supportive of Chaz and the decision he is making. She says that” Chaz has always been a loving and important part of our family who has supported us through thick and thin. This is a very difficult decision that Chaz has fully vetted, and over the past decade, has discussed the matter thoroughly and consulted therapists and medical experts. As he moves forward, I will be there to support him and love him every step of the way.” Chaz is very lucky to have those two women in his corner.

Oh say it isn’t so…Heidi and Spencer Pratt and actually returning to “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” for the season finale on June 25th. What is up with those two? Are they just drawn to trouble? The last time they were on the show they had been banished to the “Lost Chamber” for their crazy behavior and then Heidi ended up in the hospital. Well at least the show is almost over. I am sure NBC is thrilled for them to return and are hoping they stir up a little trouble/publicity. And since I am talking about Heidi and Spencer I might as well talk about the Jon and Kate’s big news out today. It seems that”Jon and Kate have an announcement” that they will be sharing with the world on the next new episode, which airs Monday night on TLC. In the new promo for the big one hour special Kate says, “Recently we’ve made some life – changing decisions – decisions that will affect every member of our family, ones that we hope will bring each of us some peace.” My guess is either divorce or ending the show to let them attempt to get their lives back in order and not in front of millions of views each week. The show has quickly been losing viewers and I have to say I am one of those.  I have been tuning in and watching bits and pieces but honestly it is too painful to watch the reality of this couple in pain. I used to watch because although they had issues at least they were happy and there was some joking around, now it is just depressing to watch them. Of course I will be tuning in this Monday for the big announcement. Any other ideas of what it could be?

Two new books will be hitting the shelves soon. The first one is a tell all book which includes some not such nice words about a very nice guy, Will Smith. Janet Huber is the author and you might remember her from her stint as Aunt Viv on show “The Fresh Prince of Bel – Air”. Her new book is titled “Perfection Is Not a Sitcom Mom” and will be out in early 2010. She accuses Will of “sabotaging any actor who outshone him.” She also explains in detail about being fired from the show and how painful that was for her. Sounds like something I just will want to run out and read as soon as it hits the book stores – NOT!! Jennifer Love Hewitt, from the " Ghost Whisperer", is also working on a book and hers will be an advice book on dating called “How I Shot Cupid” and will also be out in early 2010. Hewitt is currently dating Jamie Kennedy and has dated a long list of Hollywood guys including, John Mayer, Carson Daly and Joey Lawrence. The book promises to not only be funny but will offer really good and practical dating tips.

Chastity Bono Changing Her Sex

Chastity Bono, Cher’s lesbian daughter, is going to undergo a sex change operation!! This is a huge decision and not one that Chastity has taken lightly, it has something she has wanted to do for years and she has her mother’s support. She actually started the process back in March when she turned 40. One of the first changes is the name change; Chastity now goes by the name Chaz. He says that “He is proud of his decision and grateful for the support and respect that has already been shown by his loved ones. It is Chaz’s hope that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue, just as his coming out did nearly 20 years ago.” That has to be one of the most courageous things for someone to do in order to be true to one’s self. I for one wish Chaz the best of luck and that this transition will bring him the peace and happiness he is looking for.

The Palin /Letterman fight continues with Palin this morning on the “Today Show” saying that Dave does not owe her an apology for the joke against her daughter, but rather to young women all across the world. Dave in turn has admitted that a joke referring to rape and a 14 year old would be in poor taste but it seems that the Letterman people may have had their facts wrong. Dave thought he was referring to Palin’s 18 year old daughter Bristol being at the Yankees game, but it seems that Palin’s 14 year old was the one at the game and perhaps how this whole mishap started. Dave does go on to say that, “I’m not necessarily proud of these jokes. We do stuff all the time and our objective here is to get a laugh and thank God we don’t have to go to The Hague and the World Court to defend them. It’s a joke and that’s all it’s supposed to be.” We do as a society have a hard time letting things go. I wonder how long Sarah Palin is going to be talking about this one. She is only fueling the fire by continuing to talk about it. Dave may have stepped over the line, but let it go and move on!!!

Here are just a few gossip tidbits. Firstly the autopsy findings on the death of actor David Carradine reveal it was not suicide as originally suspected.  At this time investigators still need more time to determine the actual cause of death, but this is becoming quite interesting. I mean he was found hanging inside a closet, so what really happened to the star? For some reason people just cannot get enough of Heidi Montag and now you will be able to get a lot more of her. The “celebrity” has posed for “Playboy Magazine” and will be in the September issue. You will be able to see Heidi naked! I am sure that is very exciting new for some.

Aerosmith is trying to stay young and hip and are reaching out to their youngest fans. The group which just stared their summer tour has also teamed up with “Guitar Hero”. Some of the best “Guitar Hero” playing kids will get the chance to rock with the guys on stage and even be able to “open for the band” by playing “Guitar Hero” in front of the crowd. How cool will that be for some lucky winners. A kids (or even adults) dream come true. ZZ Top is the official opening band for the tour but the guys just want to have fun and let the kids have fun too. They are always surprised at the kids who come up to them and ask them about songs form 20 and 30 years ago. Steven Tyler and the guys are going back in the studio to work on their 15th album.