Sunday, May 31, 2009
The clinic, which has hosted celebs including Robbie Williams, Kate Moss and Pete Doherty, specializes in treating people with mental health issues.
The 48-year-old virgin, who shot to fame in mid-April when she sang “I Dreamed A Dream” on the talent show and became an overnight sensation (and underdog hero to average-looking middle-aged women everywhere), exhibited some unusual behavior in the lead-up to Saturday night’s final, with a number of emotional outbursts.
But it seems to me that from the start there was something different about Susan, what with her inappropriate pelvic thrusts, her awkward crush on BGT judge Piers Morgan and claim that she’d never been kissed. Then we learned she grew up with learning disabilities. How could anyone cope with the heartstopping rollercoaster ride that Susan has been on, let alone a woman who was nicknamed “Simple Susie” at school?
While fame is fleeting, Susan Boyle has well and truly experienced something close to Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes, going from obscurity to being a household name to being admitted to rehab in the blink of an eye. She has managed to do in six weeks what it took Lindsay Lohan years to achieve.
A Britain's Got Talent spokeswoman told The Sun: "Following Saturday's show, Susan is exhausted and emotionally drained. She has been seen by her private GP, who supports her decision to take a few days out for rest and recovery. We offer her our ongoing support and wish her a speedy recovery."
I’m reminded of Debbie Allen’s speech at the beginning of Fame when she says, “You want fame? Well, fame costs, and right here is where you start paying…” I just hope SuBo can afford the price of admission.
Friday, May 29, 2009
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And here are storylines for the first three episodes of Season 2:
June 14: “Nothing But the Blood”
A shocking murder outside Merlotte’s has Bon Temps reeling. Meanwhile, Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) relationship with Bill (Stephen Moyer) is tested when she learns about Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), and of his involvement in her uncle’s death. Sam (Sam Trammell) recalls a shape-shifting encounter he had with Maryann (Michelle Forbes) as a 17-year-old. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) gets a sudden windfall that allows him to pay for a leadership retreat with the Fellowship of the Sun. Two adversaries find themselves sharing a mysterious dungeon and, possibly, the same fate.
June 21: “Keep This Party Going”
Sookie is forced to cope with Bill’s obligations to Jessica, as well as the romantic inconveniences the teen vampire’s presence creates. At the Light of Day leadership conference, Jason makes a favorable impression on its ambitious leaders, Steve (Michael McMillian) and Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp), though not on his jealous roommate Luke (Wes Brown). Maryann casts her spell on Merlotte’s patrons, and Sam proves helpless to stop the revelry.
June 28: “Scratches”
When Sookie is attacked by a mysterious creature, Bill must enlist Eric’s (Alexander Skarsgård) help to save her. At the Light of Day retreat, Jason has second thoughts about the sect’s anti-vampire agenda, but Sarah and Steve counter his doubts with flattery and promises. After snapping at Tara (Rutina Wesley) and new employee Daphne (Ashley Jones), Sam decides to cut and run. A bored Jessica heads over to Merlotte’s, where a smitten Hoyt (Jim Parrack) falls under her spell. At another Maryann-hosted party, Tara finds her attraction to Eggs (Mehcad Brooks) interrupted by a swirling, aphrodisiac fog.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
This makes my day! While he's no Hugh Jackman, Robert Pattinson is showing off his slightly more buff than it was in Twilight bod in New Moon.
I think, though, that the makeup department might have gone a little airbrush crazy with Robert's abs.
And I'm guessing the dots on Robert's body are where they will add the sparkling skin special effects later.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The Oscar-winning trainwreck known as Mel Gibson appeared on Jay Leno last night and confirmed he's expecting a child with his girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.
It will be his eighth kid, which prompted the Braveheart star to proclaim, "Call me Octo-Mel." Then he proceeded to pull his lips into a trout pout. Yes, this from the man who called a female police officer "sugar tits."
Um, has Mel actually looked at his girlfriend in daylight? This woman looks a lot like Octomom Nadya Suleman (left), with the same collagen plumped fake lips.
Way to go, Mel!
And then when Jay asked Mel if he was planning on marrying Oksana, he replied, "Why would you get married twice?"
Ha! How long till that Russian vixen, who seems to be a serial celeb dater (she has a kid with Timothy Dalton), moves on?
Also, does the idea of staunch Catholic Mel getting a woman knocked up when he's not even divorced yet sound, you know, a little hypocritical?
Monday, May 25, 2009
So I finally got around to watching the season finale of Ugly Betty tonight and the only memorable bit was Rachel Dratch's blink-and-you-missed-it turn as a scary fashion writer who looked just like Edna from The Incredibles (who looks just like Hollywood designer Edith Head).
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Simon Cowell narrowly edged out Joanna Lumley, who scored 20 percent of the vote, which polled 101,500 people on MSN Entertainment.
Joanna, better known as Patsy from Absolutely Fabulous, has been in the news lately campaigning for settlement rights for retired Gurkhas.
Thanks to her efforts, all Gurkhas (who are natives of Nepal) have the right to retire to Britain if they choose.
Russell Brand came fifth in the poll, scoring eight percent of the vote.
Hmmm. A Disney tie-in is worth $$$$$.
And the Idol people are refusing to say how many votes separated Kris and Adam in the final vote, but there are rumors it was a huge margin. If so, why don't they say it? Why? Because it was rigged!!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Could Kara also felt that she needed to flash skin in order to make up for "No Boundaries" the appalling song she wrote for the American Idol winner?
I am beyond devastated. I am hoarse from screaming at my television. This is so ridiculous. Adam was the best singer in the competition, but as I am reminded every season, it's not a singing contest. It's about popularity.
So what was it that America didn't like?
His black nail polish?
His confident swagger?
His spiky black hair?
I would say all of the above. Middle America doesn't like "different" and little girls who vote for Idol found unthreatening church singer Kris more pinup-worthy. And it's not just young girls; my husband was speaking to a woman at work today and she said she didn't like Adam "cause he looks like Satan." Well all I can say to that is give me a one-way ticket to hell!
Based on Adam's outfit (above) when he sang with Kiss, I think he was like, "WTF, I'm not going to win anyway." After all, people used to think Kiss stood for Knights in Satan's Service. So Adam's in good company.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Turns out this isn't the only time Adam has performed this song. Here is another version from The Zodiac Show in 2004:
To a film fan like me that is the equivalent of defacing the Mona Lisa. What are they going to do next, use Casablanca's "Here's looking at you, kid" line to promote Lenscrafters? I weep for the future.
To be fair, I have to give them points on the technological aspects, it's really well done, but to take something as legendary as Gone With The Wind and use it to sell frozen cow's milk? So wrong. So so wrong.
OMG. OMFG!!!! My fantasy boyfriend Robbie Williams is a big fan of my newest fantasy boyfriend Adam Lambert. I don't know why I should really care about this, but it makes me happy!
Robbie wrote the following on his blog:
"Adam Lambert is my personal bestest Pop star right now…..If you haven't been watching American Idol check him out… he's the real deal in fact if there was a Singing Olympics and the US where sending Michael Buble and Adam Lambert i wouldn't even try out for the UK team."
Robbie, Adam, can we have a duet please?
No one delivers a one-liner like Robert Downey Jr. Between this and the Iron Man sequel, it's a good year for fans like me! Now if he would just do a romantic comedy, I would be really happy.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Fergie is the latest celeb to reveal that she likes the ladies. “Put it this way, I’ve experimented definitely, but I have never had a steady girlfriend,” the newlywed, who married Josh Duhamel in January, told UK newspaper The Sun.
And I needed to know that why? What is it about celebrities who feel that they have to share everything? I don't care who they vote for, how passionate they are about global warming or whether they have fake boobs. OK, maybe I take back that last bit, but I have more respect for stars who try to maintain an air of mystery. I don't want to see your lady business when you slide out of a limo sans underwear and I don't want a blow-by-blow, ahem, description of your love life. You hear that, Lindsay Lohan?
And while Woody Allen said that being bisexual has the benefit of doubling your chances of a date on Saturday night, I have to wonder about the timing of these confessions to the press. I mean, is it a coincidence that Megan Fox declared she was bisexual just as she plummeted to the No. 2 spot on Maxim's annual Hot 100 List? (The winner was Olivia Wilde, from House, who plays, you guessed it, a bisexual. Last year Megan told GQ, "Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands. She’s mesmerizing.” Praise indeed. I find Hugh Jackman beyond sexy but funnily enough it doesn't make we want to tear another living creature limb from limb.)
“I think people are born bisexual and they make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society," Angelina Jolie, er, I mean Megan, revealed in the June issue of Esquire. “I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I'm also a hypocrite. I would never date a girl who was bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I'd never want to sleep with a girl who had slept with a man.”
Men are so dirty? Is she trying to say something about her ex-fiance, Beverly Hills 90210 star Brian Austin Green? Ick, that's another thing I don't want to think about.
Nine is not my favorite musical but Chicago director Rob Marshall has breathed new life into it, making the film look a little like Chicago and Cabaret. I can feel a bunch of Oscar nominations coming on! While Nicole Kidman looks kinda average, Penelope Cruz and Kate Hudson look awesome. I feel a bit sorry for Jane Krakowski. She was so awesome on Broadway, it's a shame she's not in the film version.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
He did admit that there have been problems this season with running out of time for all the judges to speak their piece on the show. "One of the things we've learned and will address next year is that there were a couple of shows that we didn't have enough time on; we tried to cut to an hour too early," Simon said. "Now everyone is in agreement that next year we'll make those shows hour-and-a-half shows and we'll have more time to benefit from having four judges."
He also said that he doesn't think Simon Cowell will be leaving Idol in the foreseeable future. "Whatever he does, he'll do with great thought and with good reason. It's something he and I haven't really discussed at great length, but I don't think he's going to be going anytime soon. I do think he wants to evolve and there are many ways for him to evolve with Idol. I can't imagine Simon not being a part of Idol in some way."
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And that makes me happy. It wasn't just the fact that at the beginning of the season he trotted out the dead wife story ad nauseum or that his final note on "Dream On" last week made dogs howl; there's a more important reason why Danny had no right to be in the Idol finals: He's just not relevant.
His choice to sing a Joe Cocker classic, "You Are So Beautiful," albeit with great vocals and emotion, this week had me wondering what kind of album Danny would make and who would buy it. (I know that makes me sound like Kara DioGuardi, but deal with it.) I mean, he was great during "standards" week, but it's still hard to tell what kind of artist Danny would be. (Country? Christian? Adult contemporary?) Meanwhile, it's easy to see what kind of albums Adam and Kris would make, and who would buy them.
That's not to say that Danny isn't going to get a record deal. Of course he is! Hell, the uncoordinated Megan Corkery will probably get one too, but Danny kind of reminds me of another American Idol contestant (and winner) who wasn't "current" and whose albums have tanked...Taylor Hicks, anyone?
Ryan Seacrest said tonight that less than a million votes separated Kris and Adam, and as Simon Cowell predicted, next week "could be what we call a big ding-dong."
It pains me to say this, but I think there is a big chance that Kris will win. Idol has a history of annointing "safe" winners and Adam's camp swagger and sexuality could be too much for the pre-teens of middle America. (Frankly I couldn't care less who Adam swaps spit and other bodily fluids with as long as he continues to sing the way he does and rocks the faux Elvis sneer.)
So I am sending out a call to all the Broadway-loving, emo-drenched, goth-dressing fans of big-voiced ambiguously gay singers: Vote for Adam Lambert. America needs more guyliner!
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I think he might be trying to say to Rihanna that it's not a biggie for people to see you with your clothes off.
But I saw full-frontal nude pics of Lenny when I worked at a certain iconic magazine, and I seem to recall it was a biggie, if you get what I mean. And I think I can remember a piercing that made me cross my legs with phantom pains, too.
UPDATE: Thanks, Google image search! I found some more Lenny nude pics, with piercings.
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I have never watched their show, Jon & Kate Plus 8. If I want to see a TV show about a family with that many kids, I will watch Eight is Enough (I love Willie Aames. Seriously. Well, I did until he turned into a Christian superhero named Bibleman, but that's another story).
But what is far more alarming about this whole situation is Kate's hair. Seriously that hair is the 2009 version of a mullet: business in the front, party in the back.
Hair intervention needed. ASAP.
UPDATE: Oh hell no! Kate talked about her hairstyle to Entertainment Weekly and said everybody wants her look. Um, it's not exactly "The Rachel" lady! "It's my attitude!" Kate said. "Everybody wants it. It's work. I have very, very thick hair, so it's not going to work for everybody. I've seen people come through the book line with thin hair and it's just won't work. My hair stylist gets calls from all across the country."
And to think she used to look like this. I'm not the only one who finds it hard to keep the weight off!
Doesn't Jonathan have the look of a deer in the headlights, or a Stepford Wife?
Wills has tea and scones with 109-year-old Catherine Masters after she wrote a letter to Buckingham Palace complaining that the past five birthday cards she's received from Queen Elizabeth had all featured her wearing a yellow dress.
Catherine said: "You should have seen the smile on my face when the handsome young prince walked in. He asked me why I was still so fit and I put it down to a daily tipple of gin until I was 80.
"We talked about lots of things. He told me he liked making shepherd's pie and said he used a masher to mash the potatoes, but I told him he was doing it wrong - he should use a fork to fluff the potatoes."
The second-in-line to the throne told Catherine that his grandma would be wearing a different outfit for the next card.
"I told him I would like the Queen to have a new dress," she said. "I think either a blue or white one would be nice."
Britons receive a telegram from the Queen when they reach 100, and again when they are 105 and each year after that. The Queen wore a red dress in the first card Catherine received, but in the others she was in yellow. Buckingham Palace replied saying the Queen changed the picture every five years and would be changing it this year.
Catherine has been invited to a garden party at the palace on July 7. "Of course, we've got to take her to buy a new dress for that," her grandson said. "She's a proud lady."
OK, so all I have to do to meet Prince William is get to be 109 and write a letter to Buckingham Palace? Seems like a long time to wait. Lucky I am a patient woman!
Nathan Lane is going to make a crappy Gomez Addams if you ask me, but I think the casting of Bebe Neuwirth (Lilith from Frasier) as Morticia is inspired.
But the storyline has me scratching my head a little: It centers around Wednesday Addams and how she deals with turning 18 and getting a boyfriend. Sounds a little like a storyline for Munsters' niece, Marilyn, to me...
On one hand it's a little like when Jackie Kennedy refused to change out of her blood-stained pink suit after her husband was shot (so that people could "see what they'd done"), on the other hand it feels disrespectful.
The exhibition—John Lennon: The New York Years—at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex is also going to feature the NYC shirt John wears in the picture featured above, letters outlining his fight against deportation, his glasses, guitars and handwritten lyrics.
Yoko says the blood-stained clothes "were hard to include" in the exhibition, and she feared she "might be criticized as well" for including them. I guess you can't expect a leopard to change its spots. Once a provocateur, always a provocateur.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Now, he's no Hugh Jackman, but he certainly looks better than Robert Downey Jr.
Obviously Reese Witherspoon is working wonders.
Here are some of my favorite lines:
"I dream of a day when my great great grandson will bring sexy back."
What does that mean?
"It will be gone and he'll bring it back."
Where did it go?
"Just trust me. People will be on board."
And then the best bit:
"I'd like to think that at first he'll date a popular female singer publicly they'll claim to be virgins but privately he hit it."
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I'm not a fan of Lost, but I am seriously crushing on JJ after watching him on Charlie Rose this week.
He talked about his approach to creating a story and described it as thinking what the character dreams of happening to their life when they go to bed at night. Brilliant.