Saturday, August 8, 2015

Free Skate 8/8/15

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#TBT By the time I was 16 yrs old, I had already enrolled in four high schools across the country due to being evicted and lil' trouble with the law.. McKinley HS (Honolulu, HI), Glencliff HS (Nashville, TN), McGavock HS (Nashville, TN), Freedom HS (Bethlehem, PA). I was also 6'4 225lbs, rockin' a dead caterpillar on my lip (aka the porn 'stache) and all the kids in every high school thought I was an undercover cop cause I looked like a mutated, yet handsome SOB of a man child. Plus in Nashville I was already hangin' out in honey tonk dive bars on Music Row and hustlin' cars from crackheads. Yup, one of the many reasons why I'm a grateful man for the life I have today and also grateful I straight up kicked puberty's ass early in life. #GodBlessSamoanAndBlackGenetics #AndGodBlessOurTeenageYears #AndWTFWasIThinkingWithThisMustache
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The Last Witch Hunter (2015 Movie - Vin Diesel) NEW Official Trailer – "Live Forever"

Miranda Kerr Talks Fitness

Miranda Kerr recently sat down for an interview with Your Fitness Magazine, where she talked about her fitness routine. People quotes her as follows:

"I try to do at least half an hour of yoga every day, and then I add Pilates and some strength training with weights and resistance bands to elongate and tone my muscles. I’ve been doing yoga for over 12 years now – I like the [physical and mental] effect it has on my body. I used to do gymnastics so yoga really works for me to keep that core strength and flexibility. Everything from resistance training to yoga, hiking to going for a bike ride with my son. I’m really lucky that I live in New York. My son is at such a great age, and it’s wonderful to explore the city with him. I take him to the park, to the farmers’ market, to the playground – and we go out for an adventure. 

Sometimes you can’t avoid eating something that isn’t so healthy if that is all that is on offer, but I try to make sensible choices most of the time. So I don’t give myself a hard time if I have something a little naughty!”

Tennis Star Andy Murray And Wife Expecting First Child

People reports that Tennis star Andy Murray, 28, is expecting his first child with wife Kim Sears Murray, 27. The couple were married in April in Scotland, and have been together since 2005.

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Country Star Jake Owen Announce Divorce On Twitter

Friday, August 7, 2015

Free Skate 8/7/15

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Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg's Awkward Interview


Reader's Choice 8/7/15

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Popbitch Blind Item - TV Presenter

Rumours are going that which high-profile TV presenter is bearing the brunt of her entertainment industry exec’s nasty temper and controlling ways? As we know he reads this, he should be aware that there’s a lot of people watching to see what happens.

Source: Popbitch

Deep Thoughts 8/7/15

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Angelina Jolie's BY THE SEA Trailer (Brad Pitt - 2015)

Blind Gossip Blind Item - Hide The Weapons

These two very good looking celebrities broke up several years ago. Our actress went on to marry a famous actor and subsequently had minimal contact with the Ex.

Why? Because her current husband is a temperamental jerk who is jealous of everyone that she has ever dated or been married to before him. It’s not even like a rivalry. It’s more of an all-out, blood-curdling hatred. So she avoids even mentioning the names of any of her Exes to keep him calm.

Now here’s the odd part. She and her current husband are on the rocks. Know who she’s been leaning on for emotional support? One of her famous Exes!

Uh oh. She had better hide the baseball bat, because if her husband finds out, he is going to go ballistic!

Actress:

Her Actor Husband:


Ex:

Source: Blind Gossip

Kristien Stewart Talks Resting Bitch Face

Actress Kristen Stewart recently sat down for an interview with Elle UK Magazine (conducted by Juliette Lewis), where she talked about having resting bitch face. The magazine quotes her as follows:

"The whole smiling thing is weird because I actually smile a lot. I literally want to be like, ‘Dude, you would think I was cool if you got to know me.’”

On why she's not on social media:
"The idea of addressing such a massive group…If I don’t know who I’m talking to, it doesn’t make any f—king sense to me."

On Patti Smith:
"[Patti Smith] was like, ‘I just want you to know that your people care about you, that we’re here for you, and I’m your people.’ And we kind of stayed in contact. Then I was in New York again and she walked up to me at another afterparty — it had been a long time since we’d talked — and she said, ‘It’s a full moon tonight and I heard that you were in town, so I came out to find you and here you are!’ And I was like, ‘You’ve got to stop saying the coolest things ever!’”

Read the full interview at Elle UK.

EMPIRE | It's Not Business

BRAPPP Blind Item - The Actress's Ego

This actress is solid A-list, but her ego is somehow even higher than her talent. She’ll openly mock other actresses by boasting of how she could secure an Oscar nomination ‘without even trying’ while her contemporaries ‘struggle to even get work.’ She won’t admit it, but the actress thinks of everything and everyone as a competition and some even thinks she takes a little joy in her children’s failures, if she’s not dismissing their work entirely.

Who is our actress?

Source: BRAPPP

Kirsten Dunst Talks Unrealistic Expectations

Kirsten Dunst recently sat down for an interview with Town and Country magazine, where she talked about unrealistic expectations. The magazine quotes her as follows:

"What people expect of an actor is totally ridiculous. It's unfair that an artist is expected to speak really well in public and have skin tough enough to withstand sometimes really hurtful criticism, but also, in order to do the job, be really sensitive and in touch with their feelings. So all you can do is be yourself – just be who the hell you are." 

On boyfriend Garret Hedlund:
"We've been together for three and a half years, so, yes, it's going really well. We're the same age. We have similar backgrounds. He feels like family to me." 

On her new Fargo character:
"She is very much like me at my craziest, my mother at her craziest, my grandma at her craziest. I could really combine the nutsiest parts of the women in my family. Some of the things [my grandma] would say, how she said them—I had a lot of that inside me already."

On working on TV for the first time:
"TV is a lot harder than film. A lot harder. When I got the part, my friend Lizzy [Caplan], who is on Masters of Sex, said, 'Be sure to get B12 shots to get you through the week.' I was like, 'Really? That sounds very dramatic, Lizzy.' By the third week I was all over the B12. It was one of the best roles I've ever played—the writing is spectacular—but by the end I was tapped out."

Read the full interview at Town and Country.

Celebrity Real Estate - Michael Moore Edition

Michael Moore has put his Torch Lake, Michigan up for sale for $5.2 million. The 11,058 square foot home sits on 3.5 acres of land, and features seven bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, and 300 feet of lake frontage. See pictures of the property at Page Six.

Kevin Smith Talks Ben Affleck

Before a recent screening of Mallrats, Kevin Smith spoke to the audience about Ben Affleck. Page Six quotes him as follows:

"For years, early in my career, they would write about us like Scorsese and De Niro. Like not good but the bad version of them. A lot of my early work features Ben because I love him, he’s one of the most charming people I’ve ever met. When I met him, he knew exactly who the fuck he was. Hanging out with him on ‘Mallrats,’ he was really f—ing sweet. That’s what I loved about Affleck. Real fucking sweet. Like, he was working on ‘Good Will Hunting,’ and Castle Rock was producing it at that time, and then we brought it to Miramax. So he didn’t shoot every day on ‘Mallrats.’ His was kind of a smaller part. 

So my man would be like, ‘Would you mind if I went back to Los Angeles and worked on the ‘Good Will Hunting’ script because we’re getting closer to shooting? And I said, ‘Yeah dude, as long as you come back when we gotta shoot your scenes, totally.’ So before he left, he would write — he did this three fucking times — he wrote a note, which, in the day of the text, he’d probably just sent a text, but this was 1995. So I went to my office at the mall and there was a note on the desk and it was from fucking Affleck and he was like, ‘I just wanted you to know I’m having a really good time, thanks for letting me go to this thing, most movies I work on aren’t fun, this is really fun, so it’s not a good sign for its box office prospects. 

I always just thought he was so fucking charming and funny and smart. He’s way over-educated and again knows exactly who he is. So I always felt he could be a leading man. I was like, ‘Dude, why aren’t you a leading man?’ and he was like, ‘Because you cast me the guy who fucks people in Volkswagens and shit.’”

Sara Foster Is Pregnant

Actress and 90210 alum Sara Foster, 34, who stars on Barely Famous with sister Erin Foster, is expecting her second child with husband Tommy Haas, 37, reports Us Weekly. The couple are already parents to daughter Valentina, 4. Sara Foster is the daughter of David Foster, who appears on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with wife Yolanda Foster.

Busta Rhymes Arrested For Throwing A Drink

Page Six reports that rapper Busta Rhymes was arrested for assault at a Chelsea gym on Wednesday night. After an argument with a gym employee that reportedly started the previous day after not being allowed to film in the gym, Busta threw a 17 ounce strawberry protein drink at the employee which struck him in the back of the head. Busta was released early Thursday.

Puddle of Mudd Singer Gunning For DUI Hat Trick

Remember when Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scanlin was arrested last week for DUI after blowing four times the legal limit? Well, Page Six reports that Scanlin was once again arrested for DUI in South Dakota. This time he was also charged with possession or marijuana. Two DUIs in two weeks. Think he'll go three for three?


Jennifer Aniston Is Married

On Wednesday night at their home in Bel Air, Jennifer Aniston married Justin Theroux. Us Weekly reports that the couple told attendees that they were throwing an early birthday party for Justin (who turns 44 on August 10th), but guests were treated to a surprise wedding instead. Attendees included Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Howard Stern, Chelsea Handler, Jennifer Meyer, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Ellen DeGeneres, Lake Bell, and Scott Campbell. Terry Richardson acted as the wedding photographer, and Sia was the entertainment at the reception. The wedding bands were designed by Jennifer Meyer. The couple is currently honeymooning in Bora Bora with a small group of friends, including Chelsea Handler.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Free Skate 8/6/15

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - The Little Thief

Just because she was publicly caught for the first time doing something doesn’t mean that it was her first time doing it!

This woman has always had impulse control problems. She also has a long history of taking things that don’t belong to her.


When she was a famous child actress, she regularly got into trouble for stealing. She would cry and beg the store manager not to report her, claiming that it would ruin her career. She would say that she thought someone else had already paid for it, or that someone else had dared her to do it. She was a good little actress – and quite famous at the time – and the store manager didn’t want to be responsible for ruining some famous kid’s life over a $10 pair of earrings. So they simply released her to the custody of her parents. As she was making more money than them at the time – and they could not do anything to her that would interfere with her work – her parents just let it go, too. 


Without any consequences,  the little thief never had reason to stop her behavior.

Her family will say that they are shocked and that this is the first time that something like this has ever happened. They may even try to blame it on need or substance abuse or forgetfulness. However, they all know her history. The little thief has done this many, many times over the years. This is simply the first time she was unable to get away with it.

The Thief:


Source: [Blind Gossip]

Deep Thoughts 8/6/15

Have you ever jumped out of a plane?

The Leftovers Season 2: Trailer #1 (HBO)

Star Magazine Blind Item - Superhero Star

This star of a superhero flick was wishing he could disappear after fearing that he’d knocked up a one-night stand in Italy.

While it was just a scare, the actor is now terrified that his ex will find out and not take him back.

Mamma mia!

Source: Star

Drew Barrymore Talks FLOWER Beauty

Drew Barrymore recently sat down for an interview with Pret-a-Reporter, where she talked about her line FLOWER Beauty. The publication quotes her as follows:

On the differences between producing movies and her beauty line:
"I think they are very similar because both are about storytelling and marketing. I was co-creative director at CoverGirl for 7 years and it was a miracle of the stars aligning that when that contract was ending Carmen Bauza (Wal-Mart senior vp health and wellness) called me for what was really a wonderful audition to see if I’d be the right person to create a beauty line for her store. I was able to tell Carmen the story of what FLOWER Beauty would be through images and through a film reel that I made for her. I feel something when I make movies. I felt something when I got to be a CoverGirl — and it was attainable aspiration. It’s real world, it’s not far fetched. It’s women, it’s girls, it’s heart and joyous and the best version of you, not the best version of someone else. And, hopefully it is happy because happiness is the best makeup at the end of the day. You can wear the best lipstick in the world, but if you are frowning underneath it’s not going to be as pretty as when you’re smiling or happy on the inside. Both storytelling and heart really apply to beauty and film."

On the names of hew FLOWER Frames:
"It’s funny because all of the names are from characters I’ve played — I was the voice of Olive for a Christmas special Olive, the Other Reindeer that Flower Films produced with Matt Groening, so that’s where it comes from. I’m going to have play a character named Frankie or I’m just going to have to sort of abort mission and create one anyway. I think we should create a Frankie. It’s a vintage name — a throwback. Maybe Frankie leads our reader program, she’ll be the first frame named."

Read the full interview at The Hollywood Reporter.

Broad City Appearing on Tonight's Lip Sync Battle

Another Woman Is Willing To Date Sean Penn

Us Weekly reports that actor Sean Penn, 54, was recently spotted out for a date with CSI: NY's Emmanuelle Vaugier, 39. The pair were spotted at Madeo in West Hollywood sitting in a corner booth. An insider adds that Penn did most of the talking on the date. Shocker.


Iggy Azalea Talks Nose Job

Iggy Azalea recently sat down for an interview with Seventeen, where she talked about getting a nose job. The magazine quotes her as follows:

"I’m not denying it. Denying it is lame. I don’t think you should be ashamed if you made a change to yourself, which is why I’ve spoken about the changes I’ve made, like with my breastsYour perception of yourself can change a lot over time, so I think that it’s important to wait and make sure it’s the right choice. Plastic surgery is an emotional journey. It’s no easy feat to live with your flaws and accept yourself — and it’s no easy feat to change yourself. Either way you look at it, it’s a tough journey. There are things that I didn’t like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things that I dislike, but I’ve learned to accept. It’s important to remember you can’t change everything. You can never be perfect. It’s hard to be a woman in 2015 with social media. There’s so much more emphasis on taking pictures of ourselves and the ‘likes’ or people commenting on them. There’s a lot more pressure to look beautiful. Some days I just want to look like s— and feel okay with that.”


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Celebrity Real Estate - Vince Vaughn Edition

Vince Vaughn has listed his Los Angeles-area home for $5.3 million, undoubtedly to flee angry True Detective fans. The 5,563 square foot home features five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, salt water pool, and a sports court. See pictures of the property at Curbed.

UnREAL Castmembers Are Dating In Real Life

UnREAL's Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy, who play Adam and Anna, respectively, are dating. Us Weekly reports that costar Constance Zimmer recently blew the whistle on the pair. UnREAL has been renewed for a second season, and Braddy can next be seen on ABC's new show Quantico this Fall.


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TV Show Roundup 8/6/15

Casting News:

Shanice Williams, 19, has been cast as Dorothy in NBC's The Wiz Live! Williams told People, "This has been my dream forever, but I never thought it would be a reality. I still can't believe it. Of course I've been a big fan. I had the movie and my dad had the soundtrack and we would listen to it in the car. I saw the original with Stephanie Mills."


More on Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

Us Weekly's cover story this week is the Bennifer split. Nanny Christine Ouzounian was spotted with Affleck at his rental home on July 17th; so much for those denials from Ben. A source states of the pair, "The would have out without the kids. And they were very flirty." People reports that Ouzounian is currently laying low at the Hotel Bel-Air, and that Affleck is paying her expenses there.

People also has a source from Ben's camp that's trying to turn the tide in his favour, by telling the magazine that he is not having a relationship with the nanny. "Ben's friendly, but it's not always meant to be flirty. This was a very close relationship with someone who was taking care of the most important people in his life. People want to fault him for that." As for the reason behind the split, this source blames Garner's "constant nitpicking" of Affleck: "When you are made to feel like an inadequate husband over and over again, your friends are going to say maybe this isn't working out."


Are you buying what Affleck's camp is selling?


Rapper Macklemore Is A Dad

People reports that Ben Haggerty aka Macklemore is a dad. Wife Tricia Davis gave birth do their daughter Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty on May 29th. The couple wed on June 27th. Macklemore released the following statement on his website, along with the release of his new song Growing Up (Sloane's Song) featuring sharter Ed Sheeran: "There is nothing like the job and happiness that comes from bringing a baby into this universe. She has filled my heart in ways that I never knew were possible. She is the love of my life. This song is for her."


B-52's Kate Pierson Marries Girlfriend Monica Coleman

Us Weekly reports that Kate Pierson, 67,  of the B-52's has married longtime girlfriend Monica Coleman in Hawaii.



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Free Skate 8/5/15

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Fortune Cookie or True Detective Quote?

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - The Truth About The Side Pieces

Let’s talk about this famous couple’s upcoming divorce.

Claiming that the marriage fell apart because he cheated with some girl is a clever way to piggyback onto another divorcing couple’s excuse. To solicit public sympathy over another trusted young female temptress destroying the sanctity of marriage is preferable to admitting the truth.

The truth is that she was in in a marriage with a bisexual man whose side pieces were usually male.

It will be very interesting to see if the wife casually mentions any of the husband’s male “friends” in the next few months. We are particularly curious to see if she drops the name of one certain male musician.

Husband:

Wife:

Male Musician:

Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 8/5/15

Who is your favorite cartoon character, and why?

Deadpool | Red Band Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

BRAPPP Blind Item - Suddenly Prominent Family

Some opportunistic members of this suddenly prominent family are pitching a reality television starring themselves to various producers and production companies after a recent family tragedy. 

Who is the family?

Source: BRAPPP

Now We Know Why 50 Cent Is Broke

In accordance with his recent bankruptcy filing, rapper 50 Cent had to detail his monthly expenditures. People reports that his monthly output clocks in at $108,000. Included in that amount is: $72,000 in mansion expenses, including utilities, property tax, insurance, and his mortgage, $9,000/mo for security, $5,000/mo for gardening, $1,000/mo for grooming, and $3,000/mo for wardrobe. He also shells out $14,600/mo on support for his two children and his grandfather.


Kevin Bacon Demands More Male Nudity In Hollywood

Whole Foods Is Fucking With Us

Recently, the Whole Foods in Brentwood, California started selling "Asparagus Water," a bottle of water with three asparagus stems sitting in it, for $5.99 a pop. Pret-a-Reporter states that when contacted about the suspicious produce, a representative stated, "There's been some miscommunication around this product. It was meant to be water with the essence of vegetables and/or mushrooms to be used as a broth (similar to bone broth), which are typically made over a long period of time soaking in water. The product was made incorrectly and has since been removed from the one store, Brentwood, where it was carried. We would love your help clarifying that this product is not available and was removed from the Brentwood store as soon as the issue was brought to our attention." Yeah, that denial would sound a lot more sincere if Whole Foods hadn't just been found guilty once again of overcharging their customers with improperly priced pre-packaged foods.


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Taylor Swift Talks Girl Friends

Taylor Swift recently sat down for an interview with Vanity Fair, where she talked about her group of friends. The magazine quotes her as follows:

"When you’ve got this group of girls who need each other as much as we need each other. In this climate, when it’s so hard for women to be understood and portrayed the right way in the media... now more than ever, we need to be good and kind to each other, and not judge each other—and just because you have the same taste in men, we don’t hold that against each other. We even have girls in our group who have dated the same people. It’s almost like the sisterhood has such a higher place on the list of priorities for us. It’s so much more important than some guy that it didn’t work out with. 

If you look at Oprah, she’s made so many people happy over the years. She’s made so much money, but she’s given so much of it away... Same thing with Angelina Jolie. She’s been so productive, but she’s used that position to better other people’s lives, and I think that’s where I’d want to be. That was the way that I decided to go on with my life. Not looking for anything, not necessarily being open to anything, and only being open to the idea that, if I found someone who would never try to change me, that would be the only person I could fall in love with. Because, you know, I was in love with my life."

Read the full interview at Vanity Fair.

Celebrity Real Estate - Andy Roddick Edition

In preparation of the birth of his first child with wife Brooklyn Decker, Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker have put their Los Angeles home on the market for $3.4 million; no doubt they have already picked up a more family-friendly property. The 4,910 square foot home features five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and city views. See pictures of the property at Page Six.

Bachelor In Paradise Fakes Wedding

I know. You're shocked, right? The Bachelor would fake something?! If you tuned in to Bachelor in Paradise on Sunday, you saw the supposed wedding of Bachelor in Paradise alums Lacy Faddoul and Marcus Grodd. ABC even had Lacy appear on the new Bachelor in Paradise aftershow on Monday night, and had her titled "Lacy Grodd." But TMZ reports that the couple are not married. There was no marriage license in either Mexico or the US, so the ceremony is not legally binding. Marcus is currently training with the Coast Guard, and won't even see his fake bride for months (which may be code for "they have already split up but ABC can't say that").

TV Show Roundup 8/5/15

Casting News:
Entertainment Weekly announces that Jenna Dewan-Tatum has joined the cast of CBS's Supergirl, which premieres in October.

Actor Max von Sydow is joining the cast of Game of Thrones for its sixth season, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Deadline announces that actor James Cromwell will be joining the HBO series The Young Pope, which will star Jude Law and Diane Keaton.

Don't Trust the B Actress Dreama Walker Is Married

Dreama Walker, who you may know from her role as June on the show Don't Trust the Bitch In Apartment 23, is married. People reports that Walker tied the knot with Christopher McMahon on Saturday in Hawaii.


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Naomi Campbell Sentenced For Paparazzi Attack

Remember way back in 2009 when Naomi Campbell attacked a paparazzo in Sicily? It's hard to keep track of who she hit and when. In 2009, Geatano Di Giovanni was snapping photos of Campbell with Russian billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin. He must have gotten her bad side, because Naomi went apeshit and smacked him around with her purse, as she should. This resulted in an Di Giovanni getting a scratched eye. The case was settled years ago, but E! News reports that an ambitious Sicilian prosecutor recently reopened the case. Campbell was convicted of assault, and given a six-month suspended prison sentence.


Zayn Malik Splits From Perrie Edwards

Good news for Zayn Malik fans - he's back on the market after splitting from fiancee Perrie Edwards. People reports that the couple split two weeks ago, and that Edwards is devastated by the split. The couple got engaged in August 2013, and Malik left One Direction in March of this year.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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John Oliver on Washington DC Statehood

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BRAPPP Blind Item - Superman Between the Sheets

This actor is a former B-list television star, but it’s his bedroom activities that we’re interested. Nearly every female we know who has slept with our actor, rates him as a regularly superman between the sheets. One eternal A-list playboy model / actress considers him her top lover, and she’s had more than a few rockstars and legendary lovers in her midst.

Who is our actor?

Source: BRAPPP

Deep Thoughts 8/4/15

How many rings before you answer the phone?

Spotlight TRAILER (HD) Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo Thriller Movie 2015

Gwyneth Paltrow Passes The Buck

Gwyneth Paltrow recently sat down for an interview with Fast Company, where she talked about the term Conscious Uncoupling. The publication quotes her as follows:

"I always like it when there's a big response to something because it tells me, 'Oh we've touched a nerve here, this is really interesting. There are a lot of media companies that would die to have the kind of response that we get from our content. When I announced that I was separating on the website, [editorial director Elise Loehnen] titled the piece 'Conscious Uncoupling' and I had no idea. When something like that happens, I think everybody is like, 'Oh, shit.' I just tell them that I think we are creating interesting discussions. 

I do think a lot of the misperception comes from people who haven't actually gone on the site, because a lot of the things you see or hear, we're like, 'We never said that, never wrote that, that's not the price point, or this was totally out of context.' It seems that when people really engage, they understand who we are and what we're doing. I think it was a lot of idiot savant-ness. I really wasn't aware, from a trending perspective, where the Internet was going, or what was going to happen -- that newsletters would become something that everybody did. I sort of just got lucky."

Young Tom Hanks Wrote Extremely Endearing Letter To Director

When Tom Hanks was 18, he wrote a letter to director George Roy Hill looking for his big break. The letter currently resides at the Motion Picture Academy Library, and was recently reprinted by NPR. Read the letter below:

"Dear Mr. Hill,

Seeing that ... I have seen your fantastically entertaining and award-winning film "The Sting," starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, and enjoyed it very much, it is all together fitting and proper that you should "discover" me. Now, right away I know what you are thinking: 'Who is this kid?' and I can understand your apprehensions. I am a nobody. No one outside of Skyline High School has heard of me. ... My looks are not stunning. I am not built like a Greek God, and I can't even grow a mustache, but I figure if people will pay to see certain films ... they will pay to see me.

Let's work out the details of my discovery. We can do it the way Lana Turner was discovered, me sitting on a soda shop stool, you walk in and notice me and -- BANGO -- I am a star.

Or maybe we can do it this way. I stumble into your office one day and beg for a job. To get rid of me, you give me a stand-in part in your next film. While shooting the film, the star breaks his leg in the dressing room, and, because you are behind schedule already, you arbitrarily place me in his part and -- BANGO -- I am a star.

All of these plans are fine with me, or we could do it any way you would like, it makes no difference to me! But let's get one thing straight. Mr. Hill, I do not want to be some bigtime, Hollywood superstar with girls crawling all over me, just a hometown American boy who has hit the big-time, owns a Porsche, and calls Robert Redford "Bob".

Respectfully submitted,

Your Pal Forever,

Thomas J. Hanks"

The Intern - Official Trailer 2 [HD]

Eminem Talks Getting Sober and Losing Weight

Eminem recently sat down for an interview with Men's Journal, where he talked about getting sober and the resulting weight loss. The magazine quotes him as follows:

"In 2007, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital. I was close to 230 pounds. I'm not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas. The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I'd been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating — and eating badly. When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober. Unless I was blitzed out of my mind, I had trouble sleeping. So I started running. It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect. It's easy to understand how people replace addiction with exercise. 

One addiction for another but one that's good for them. I got an addict's brain, and when it came to running, I think I got a little carried away. I became a f--king hamster. Seventeen miles a day on a treadmill. I would get up in the morning, and before I went to the studio, I would run eight and a half miles in about an hour. Then I'd come home and run another eight and a half. I started getting OCD about the calories, making sure I burned 2,000 every day. In the end I got down to about 149 pounds. I ran to the point where I started to get injured. 

All the constant pounding from the running began to tear up my hip flexors. When I was starting to dial back on the treadmill, I tried out some of those workout DVDs you do at home. I know a lot of these DVD guys are wacky, but I'm alone in my gym; I need someone on the TV yelling to motivate me... I guess I'm pretty compulsive working out. I feel like if I step away from it for too long, if I have a crazy week and take a five-day break, it'll be like starting over. I'm afraid that if it goes beyond that, I might lose the motivation. Once you're at a place where you've made progress and you've got some time invested in it, you don't wanna quit and give up what you started."

Demi Lovato Talks Wilmer Valderrama Again

Because she hadn't talked about him quite enough lately, Demi Lovato recently sat down for an interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine, where she talked about boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. The magazine quotes her as follows:

"The only times we ever broke up were when I was relapsing, whether it was drugs or in a bad place and rebelling against everybody, not just him. People say that relapses happen before you use. Your mind starts setting up the relapse before you take that drink or that first hit. The times we'd broken up, I had already gone to that place of, ‘Yeah, this is what's happening.’ I didn't realize it at the time, but I just wanted to sabotage everything around me so that I could sabotage myself. 

We started dating when I turned 18… Right after that, I went to rehab. People told him, 'You should probably leave. She's on a spiral, and you're going to be sucked down with it.' But he was like, 'I'm not leaving. This is somebody I really care about.' We relate on a lot of levels. I've seen a lot of s—t. S—t people don't know about. He's seen a lot of stuff too...Nick [Jonas] and Wilmer get along great — Joe [Jonas] and Wilmer too. It's weird. In the beginning, I was like, 'Why the f—k are you friends with Joe?' He was like, 'He's a cool guy.' Yeah, I know. I dated him." 

Kim Richards Arrested for Stealing At Target

Kim Richards has hit a new bottom: she's been arrested for shoplifting at Target...in The Valley! Us Weekly reports that Richards was placed under citizens arrest in Van Nuys when she tried walking out with $600 worth of toys in her cart. In fairness, she was probably drunk, and it was probably a cart full of toy turtles. Ex-husband Monty Brinson released the following statement: "I couldn't imagine Kim stealing or shoplifting anything. She is a giver. I am in complete shock. Guaranteed this must be some kind of mistake, and the facts will come out soon. She was arrested for shoplifting toys in a cart, but this was a clear misunderstanding. This was not alcohol or drug related." Sure it wasn't.

Britney Spears To Stay Under Conservatorship Forever

It has been seven and a half years since Britney Spears was placed under a conservatorship, and it's working so well that TMZ reports that it will continue on for her lifetime. She is actually under two different conservatorships: one for her, and another for her finances. She went from almost losing her kids at the peak of her breakdown, to being a great parents and being able to maintain a personal life. And her finances, once in near ruin, have turned around as well: she made $14 million under the conservatorship last year. A source is quoted as saying she has "substantial day-to-day freedom" in her decision making. Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

TV Show Roundup 8/4/15

Casting News:
The Hollywood Reporter announces that actor Ian McShane will be joining the cast of Game of Thrones for Season Six.

Programming Note:
The Hollywood Reporter announces that on October 30th, PBS will air Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton. It will be a Live from Lincoln Center special.

Zooey Deschanel Is Married And A Mom

Page Six reports that actress Zooey Deschanel was able to keep a lot of news under wraps lately! Sometime between their engagement announcement in January and now, Zooey Deschanel found time to marry movie producer Jacob Pechenik. Additionally, Deschanel gave birth to the couple's first child in Austin, Texas sometime last week. No additional details have been released.

Reba McEntire Separates From Husband

TMZ reports that singer Reba McEntire has separated from husband Narvel Blackstock after 26 years of marriage; in fact, they have been separated for several months. Blackstock is also Reba's manager; they are keeping the professional relationship intact. Blackstock has managed Reba for 35 years. Blackstock also manages Blake Shelton, and his son Brandon is married to singer Kelly Clarkson.

Gwen Stefani Divorcing Gavin Rossdale

A couple of big divorce announcements to start off the day. TMZ reports that singer Gwen Stefani, 45, has filed for divorce from husband Gavin Rossdale, 49, after 13 years of marriage. Stefani is seeking joint custody of their three boys Kingston, 9, Zuma, 6, and Apollo, 1. There is no prenup, and California is a community property state. Stefani's net worth is an estimated $80 million, while Rossdale clocks in around an estimated $35 million. Stefani also indicated that she would deny any request for spousal support.

Monday, August 3, 2015

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Popbitch Blind Item - Big Server

Which big-serving tennis player enjoyed a threes*me with a tennis fan and his coach at a UK tournament? They got down to it as the sounds of a brass band playing “Sussex By The Sea” drifted in from outside.

Source: Popbitch

Deep Thoughts 8/3/15

If you were to write a book, what would it be about?

Zoolander 2 - Official Teaser

Blind Gossip Blind Item - Mob Plan

Celebrities usually try to keep a low profile during their travels so they can avoid chaos at places like airports and hotels.
Not this film actor! He has been very famous for over twenty years, but his publicists still need to work overtime to make sure that everyone knows what a big star he is.
In this case, publicists contacted some of his super fans in a specific city and notified them that the actor was going to be at a certain place at a certain time. They were told to bring as many friends and family members as possible who would yell and scream and mob him. In return, they were promised that he would personally meet and greet each super fan.
So although it looks some spontaneous, rogue crowd of fans surprised him in his travels because they are all dying to see his new movie… all of that chaos was actually planned, orchestrated, and heavily marketed in advance!
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Source: Blind Gossip

Jason Segel Answers Random Questions

Jason Segel recently sat down for an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, where they peppered him with a burst of random questions.

On the weirdest dream he's had:
"I had a recurring nightmare about witches eating my toes from ages 8 to 14. I think it's because when you're a baby, adults stand over your crib and tell you they're going to eat your toes. This is very terrifying."

On annoying food trends:
"Recently I would have said this whole kale bullshit, but now I live on a farm [in Santa Barbara], I grow kale, and I feel better than I've ever felt in my life."

On his favorite junk food:
"I don't know if it's junk food, but it turns out when I eat this, it's very fattening: a giant bowl of cashews and dried fruit. I think I've zeroed in on the problem: the size of the bowl."

On what he hates most about Hollywood:
"How you feel like you're being judged and ranked and compared to your peers in some quantifiable way."

Read the full interview at The Hollywood Reporter.


Celebrity Real Estate - Sean Avery Edition

Retired hockey player Sean Avery is trying his hand at houseflipping. His first project in the Hamptons has just hit the market for $3 million. The 2,800 square foot home features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and sits on .2 acres. See pictures of the property at Curbed.

Blunt Talk | Official Trailer | STARZ

Robin Wright Talks Hollywood Gender Inequality

Actress Robin Wright recently sat down for an interview with the London Evening Standard, where she talked about gender inequality in Hollywood. The publication quotes her as follows:

"We need a revolution, we really do. Thank God gender equality is finally being talked about and making news, but we need a female Che Guevara. It is a man’s world. Most industries are a man’s world. But when you break it down ... it’s women [who do the work]. But they don’t necessarily get the credit. If a great role comes along that is exciting and has some substance, or is far outside the box for me, I’ll definitely take it. But to play the pained wife again? I’m done."