Friday, February 9, 2007

Pardon me St Peter, Can You Pass the Grey Poupon?

Actor Ian Richardson died today in his sleep at the age of 72.

He starred in numerous television, film and stage productions, was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and in 1989, Queen Elizabeth II honored him with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, but he's best known on this side of the pond as the dude in the Rolls Royce that says "Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?" Or worse, as the old rich white guy in B.A.P.S. (which I happen to think was a pretty damn good movie!)


For those of you counting, that's two dead celebrities.

Initial Autopsy Results

Excerpts from article on

' The cause and manner of death were not determined, however, and the investigation remains open.

Dr. Joel A. Perper, chief medical examiner of Broward County, Florida, said there was no indication of blunt-force trauma, asphyxiation or other physical trauma.

Perper said his office is awaiting results of toxicological and other tests, but there were no drugs in her stomach.

"There are a number of possibilities," he said, including natural causes, a drug reaction or some combination of causes.

Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger said no evidence suggests a crime occurred.

Tiger said no illegal drugs were found in Smith's hotel room. He said prescription drugs were found, but would not name them.

He said police were still analyzing surveillance tapes from the hotel, but so far had seen nothing unusual.

It could take weeks for tests to determine what the cause of death was.

"We don't have supermen or superwomen working in our office," Perper said.

Authorities investigating Smith's death retrieved a "large amount" of prescription medicine from her hotel room, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said. The sources did not characterize any of the drugs as illegal.

The prescription drugs were in the name of her lawyer and boyfriend, Howard K. Stern, and included Valium and antibiotics, a law enforcement source said. Over-the-counter drugs, including cold and flu medicines, also reportedly were found.

Smith's attorney, Ron Rale, told reporters his client had been suffering from flulike symptoms for the last couple of days.

Meanwhile, "Entertainment Tonight's" Mark Steines, the last person to interview her, told CNN that Smith had to be placed in an ice bath Tuesday after her fever reached 105 degrees.

Her fever came down, Steines said, but on Wednesday she slipped and fell in the bathtub. When Stern and her nurse went to check on her, "she seemed a little bit out of it" but didn't appear to have suffered any significant injuries, Steines said.

"That led to yesterday," Steines said Friday, "when after taking a nap, I believe, she never came to and never woke up." '


' A California judge on Friday refused to order an emergency DNA test on the body of Anna Nicole Smith as part of a paternity suit involving her infant daughter, but he ordered that the body be preserved until a hearing February 20, attorneys said.

Larry Birkhead and Howard K. Stern both claim to be the father of baby Dannielynn. Attorneys for Larry Birkhead wanted to be sure Anna's DNA was tested, to prevent what they call a "bait and switch," where another child's DNA would be used as a sample. (Ah, ok, now I understand!)

Anna's attorney Ron Rale said he has spoken to Stern and that he was "incoherent" on the phone. Rale also indicated he was angry about being dragged into court when he should be in Miami offering Stern his "friendship and assistance" during this difficult time. He also said when he spoke to Anna in the past few days, she was "fine and totally coherent." '

I got a nickel, go buy yourself a shoehorn to get your foot out of your mouth!

So yesterday on "The View," Rosie O'Donnell went off ranting, "If I have to see Anna Nicole Smith on television one more time...." Then she said, "She can hardly speak now. She's like . . . it's a tragedy all around. Her son died. She has this little baby. Obviously some kind of medication or substance involved."

Well, that was some weird foreshadowing since we all know what happened just hours later. Her comments are being replayed and rewritten all over the place now.

As a response, Rosie posted this on her blog today:

Loose Change? What does she mean by that? Is she practicing begging for money because she's gonna be out of job soon?

Rosie did say Smith's death was"unbearably tragic" in a comment through her rep to the website

Fashion Week

PAGE SIX: ' Sources say the W Suite Backstage at the Bryant Park tents shut down just for Mary-Kate and Ashley. "They were wearing heels bigger than their waists," said one sneaky spy. "They were just sitting there. Literally." The source said, "They weren't drinking, they weren't talking - not even to each other. They sat in silence for at least 20 minutes, staring at the floor." Photos of the twins smiling and laughing have been popping up lately, but our tipster said, "They looked like the saddest people you've ever seen." '

My guess is they're hungry. Or their coke dealer didn't show up.

Some deejay group called the MisShapes threw a temper tantrum at the G Star Fashion show because they had second row, not front. Who? Um, ok, in order to use the "Do you know who I am?" bitchcall, it would be a good idea if the other person actually knew who you are.

People seemed to know who "Elisabeta and Nicolae Petrescu" were. Dubbed "the cat people" (they always carried a cat), the supposed brother and sister Eastern European socialites made the rounds at Fashion Week decked out in Trovata couture and became instant celebrities. Vogue editor Anna Wintor was even photographed air-kissing the duo. But in a scene straight out of "Ugly Betty", it turns out it was all a big ol' publicity stunt and the two were actually actors from LA. Wintor was in on the prank too. There is a rumor that Borat himself, Sasha Baron Cohen, may be behind the joke for his upcoming film in which he plays a character named "Bruno', a gay Austrian fashion reporter.
Source 1 & 2

More Anna Nicole

  • The autopsy of Anna Nicole Smith's body began this morning at 9:20 AM (EST). A toxicology test will also be performed. There will be a press conference later today.

  • There will also be an emergency hearing to decide whether a court-ordered DNA sample can be taken from her body to help determine the biological father of her daughter, Dannielynn. (not sure I understand that, why would they need to test the mother's DNA?) PEOPLE

  • Anna's mother Vergie Arthur gave an interview to Good Morning America this morning. Among her quotes:
    "I think she had too many drugs, just like Danny."
    " I tried to warn her about drugs and the people she hung around with. She
    didn't listen. She was too drugged up."
    "Oh yeah, it'll get ugly." (When asked about the paternity battle between Howard K. Stern and Larry Birkhead.)

Thursday, February 8, 2007

UPDATED Anna Nicole Smith Dead


' Anna Nicole Smith has been hospitalized in Florida, sources tell PEOPLE. Her attorney, Ron Rale, says she is alive.

Sources say Smith was found unresponsive in her hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., where she was staying with her companion, Howard K. Stern.

According to Access Hollywood, she was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital shortly after 2 p.m. ET on Thursday. '


' (CNN) -- Reality TV star and former model Anna Nicole Smith was pronounced dead Thursday after being taken to a Florida hospital after being found unconscious in her hotel room, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the case told CNN. '

I really hope Larry Birkhead finally gets to prove he is the father and gets custody of Dannielynn. This is really sad, that poor child.


- Anna's 5 month-old daughter Dannielynn is currently in the Bahamas under the care of the mother of Shane Gibson, a high-ranking Bahamian official who is a close friend of Smith's.

- Anna's bodyguard administered CPR before paramedics arrived.

- Anna had a private nurse with her at the hotel.

- Anna's body will be picked up by the Broward County Medical Examiner.



Jessica Simpson is now a brunette!!

This picture was taken last night at Mr. Chow's in Beverly Hills.



Tom Cruise's theme song

I caught the end of this video on FUSE this morning and I was rocking out! I didn't even realize it was Weird Al! The best line? "Ben Affleck- do I even need a reason? "Al is God.


$20 beers?


Sharon Osbourne announced yesterday that tickets for this year's Ozzfest are going to be free.

For the first time ever the sponsors will pay for the tickets and bands will not be paid to perform. All expenses will be covered from sales of food, drinks, and merchandise.

Sharon said, "
We needed to change something and we didn't want to change the format.[We] want the kids to be able to afford to come out and have an incredible experience. If we continued with the traditional touring festival model, we would have no choice but to raise ticket prices again this year.”

So how will this all work out? Hopefully better than Iron Maiden headlining did in 2005.

It's hard to imagine many bands being on board with this, although it will be a bargain for up and coming bands who were rumored to have had to PAY up to $75,000 to play the second stage on past Ozzfests while established bands (such as the sucky System of a Down) were PAID up to $325,000 a show. Bands on this year's Ozzfest's only income from the tour will be what they make by selling their merchandise at the shows (after Sharon takes her cut I'm sure). They are also allowed to play shows on their own in surrounding cities (which they were forbidden to do in the past) Still expect to see mostly bands you've never heard of. Even so, it's still worth going since ol' Ozzy himself and his water buckets are confirmed to headline all shows on the main stage. (He's used to not getting paid for his performances anyway!)

Guess we'll have to wait and see how this one plays out.

There is more info on Ozzfest's Myspace page



Jessica Simpson has dyed her hair!

Her REAL hair, not just her extensions!


It's ok just take a deep breath and sit down. We don't want anyone passing out and hurting themselves.

"We were just having fun and playing with her hairdo the night before and Jessica just loved it," Jess's BFF and hairdresser Ken Paves told Star Magazine. "[Jessica] calls it an 'auburn ginger.' It was just what she wanted. She wore that color as extensions and just loved it so much that she decided she wanted to have her [real] hair colored."

All I have to say is thank god for Britney.

Animal's Wild Night of Not Drinking


' February 8, 2007 -- TRAIN-wreck pop tart Britney Spears continued her club-hopping tour of Manhattan Tuesday night when she indulged in a frenzy of drinking, dancing and making out. Confirming rumors that she and Isaac Cohen are no longer an item (OK! Magazine reports Cohen dumped her over the phone), spies said Britney was "partying like a college girl looking to get laid."

At 8 p.m., just as Zitomer was closing, Britney entered the Madison Avenue department store near the Carlyle Hotel and bought several items, including a red fur head wrap and a pink rabbit jacket [PETA TAKE NOTE!].

After she was a no-show at the chaotic Heatherette show (supposedly because she was "really scared" by the press), Spears and friends had dinner at touristy Rue 57. She next headed to Marquee, where sources said she was dancing with her girlfriends and "demanded all alcohol be kept far away from her."
But other witnesses weren't buying that. "She must have been drinking secretly in the bathroom," said one. "Because she was falling all over the place. She was also chomping on lollipops from the bathroom all night [Hmmm, cokejaw perhaps?] . And she didn't leave any money for the bathroom attendant." [that's awful, they work hard for the money!]

Spears' wild night continued at club Tenjune, where she was seen arriving at 2:30 a.m. with a group of friends. "Britney was completely hammered," said a witness.
Again, the tank top-clad party girl asked that no alcohol be put on the table - but clubgoers saw her dancing on the banquettes and "drinking what looked like vodka and O.J." A source told Page Six that one of the people who followed her from Marquee to Tenjune (described as "a scruffy-looking guy") was "hitting on her all night, but she wouldn't even look at him. "Then a model guy came to her table and she started making out with him." Spears ended her night with a visit to McDonald's. Reps for Tenjune said, "Britney was here, but she was not drinking." A rep for Spears told us, "Britney was at Marquee with friends." Marquee had no comment. '

Oh Britney thought she'd pull the Lindsay Lohan trick and not have any alcohol on the table while acting like a drunken fool. That'll fool 'em for sure!

It is nice to see that Brit is a one-man kind of woman though. She always comes home to this guy:

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

No More Botox?

Teri Hatcher is swearing off Botox!

She said recently: "In the past I've had Botox and collagen. I haven't had anything done to my face in over a year and I don't plan to. It needs to be OK to have wrinkles. I don't use Botox or Restylane and I've never had any surgery, no matter what you've read."

Yeah, ok, let's see how long that lasts.

BTW- I don't buy the part about her never having any surgery for a second.


More Idol Scandal!

First up:

Akron Watson was arrested in April 2003 for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. After being selected to go to the Hollywood round, American Idol sent a crew out to Akron's house to do a feature on him. “We talked about everything,” Akron said [including the charge for smoking the pot]. He said after the interview that the American Idol producers sent numerous emails regarding the upcoming trip to Hollywood.

But then, less than a week before he was supposed to leave to go out to Hollywood, Akron go a phone call from a representative of the show.

“I was supposed to leave that Monday, they called me on a Thursday. They said we’re not gonna let you go. And I asked ‘why?’ And he said ‘Well I’m not really sure’… and then he gave me some alternatives for what I should say to people if they asked why I was kicked off … He told me to tell people that I was now an alternate ... That would protect [me] and protect the show.”

SOURCE 1 & 2

Next : Turns out "Crazyface" is actually crazy

FROM Houstonian Online :

' On Nov. 1, a student reported that his car had sustained engine damage on campus as a result of sugar that had been placed in the gas tank.

"The student found out that he had sugar in his tank after taking the car to a mechanic for car trouble," UPD investigative officer Mark Saha said.

After discovering the source of the problem, the student contacted UPD and gave them several people he believed could have been responsible.

One of those suspects, Ashlyn Carr, 19, was called in by UPD and confessed to the crime. She was arrested on Criminal Mischief charges, a state jail felony and booked into the Walker County Jail. According to Saha, the offense was cited as a felony because of the large estimated damages value of $2500. '

Awww, let them stay! I'd love to hear Ashlyn's version of Pour Some Sugar on Me!

I love how American Idol gets all the crazies and criminals. Somebody find the nutty Astronaut Diaper Lady's audition tape because you know she tried out too!

Em and Kim again?

' EMINEM has patched up his differences with childhood sweetheart KIM MATHERS and are engaged again - according to rapper AKON. Akon, who teamed up with the STAN star on hit song SMACK THAT, says the couple may have their differences but can't live without each other. He says, "Eminem still loves Kim. They have one of those relationships where they are off one minute and back together the next. "He can't live with her, and he can't live without her. But they are meant for each other. They are engaged again." Eminem, real name MARSHALL MATHERS, and Kim have already been married and divorced twice to each other during their twenty year relationship. They have a daughter HAILIE 11. Only recently Kim blasted the rapper on his constant cheating during their time together, claiming there is no hope for a reconciliation, fuming, "I'm done." '


This news was reported yesterday. As of today, they have called off the engagement and hate each other's guts.

Wait, hang on a sec...

They are currently back on again and engaged.

No more love and marriage for Bud Bundy

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Married With Children" actor David Faustino wants to be unmarried.

The 32-year-old, who played Budrick "Bud" Bundy on the popular TV sitcom, filed for divorce Monday from his wife of two years, Andrea Elmer Faustino, according to papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Faustino cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.

The two married in January 2004 and have been separated since May, according to the court papers. The couple had no children.

"Married With Children" ran on the Fox network from 1987 to 1997.


Don't say Al didn't tell you so!


' Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey still keep in contact. In an upcoming interview with Elle Magazine Simpson, 26, says she's still in touch with Lachey, 33 all the time. "He's so much a part of my life, how could I not be? Any guy who's going to be with me from this day forward has to understand that."

Maybe Nick should make the same declaration. Star Magazine is reporting that his gal Vanessa Minnillo is none too happy that the two former 'Newlyweds' still communicate.

The weekly entertainment magazine is set to report in this week's issue that Nick may think honesty is the best policy, but it's causing strife in his love life. Nick recently told Vanessa Minnillo, 26, that he'd spoken on the phone with ex-wife Jessica Simpson, 26, and a friend says the MTV host "went ballistic" according to the report.

Why? "Vanessa's suspicious of Nick's feelings for Jess- if he's truly over her," a friend tells the entertainment magazine. But friends say she has no reason to worry. "Nick has talked about marrying Vanessa, and he didn't want Jess blind-sided by the news," says a source. "Jess is still an issue between them, but they'll get it worked out." '

Oh Vanessa, I could understand that you're pissed, but this is what happens when you're the rebound girlfriend. Don't worry though, I'm sure Jess was just calling because she couldn't remember if buffalo wings were actually buffalo.

Britney DUMPED

OK! Magazine reports today that Issac Cohen has dumped Britney.

' Model Isaac Cohen broke the news to Britney during a long-distance phone call on Sunday evening while she was in New York and he was in Los Angeles.

“They are no longer an item,” Brandi Lord, Isaac’s agent at L.A. Models, confirms to OK!

According to a friend of Isaac, 25, he has been “looking to get out of the relationship for a while.

“It was a bit much for him,” the friend tells OK! “There was a lot of drama – it was too much of a whirlwind. It wasn’t one thing in particular.

“Her likes her. They had a good time together. He was doing his best to help her out – but there is only so much one person can do.”

What’s next for Isaac? “Hanging out with the guys and riding his dirt bike,” says the friend.

“He’s focusing on his career – working and going out on castings.” '

I guess that's the karma police at work. Britney dumped K-Fed via a text-message, now she got dumped on a phone call. So then that would mean that she gets to dump the next guy on a Post-it.

Poor Britney, it looks like the break-up has taken it's toll on her self-esteem y'all.

' The pop tart was spotted in the bathroom of the Carlyle Hotel on Friday about 11 p.m., primping with friends in front of the mirror. Our spy overheard Spears complain, "Y'all, I feel old! I'm 24, y'all. I feel old." She was wearing "a red tank minidress, no bra, and huge platform shoes" and had "nappy hair extensions." Spears asked our tipsters, "What should we do in New York? This place [the Carlyle] feels old." Informed that the hotel is a local institution, Spears opted to party at Tenjune instead. '

Happy Belated Birthday Axl!

I feel so guilty. I was so sick yesterday I forgot to wish my main guy Axl Rose a happy 45th birthday! God damn, I can't believe he's 45. I remember when he turned 30--they had a big party for him on MTV--that's way back when MTV was cool. Kurt Loder was even there to celebrate! Anyway I was 15 at the time and we all thought 30 was so old. But I was still gonna marry him. Now he's 45 and I'm gonna be 30. Damn, what the hell happened?

Oh well, that's life I guess. I am still always 15 years old at heart when I hear GN'R and Axl will always be the hot guy above to me, not the cornrowed mess he is now. That reminds me, Chinese Democracy is less than one month away, whoohooo!

Oh and happy belated birthday also to Duff McKagan(Feb 5th) (It's so sad that I have relatives whose birthdays I can't remember but these guys' are embedded in my brain.)

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Save Ferris!

Sorry guys, I have been knocked out in a Nyquil-induced haze. Cold? Flu? Who the hell knows? All I know is this sucks more than Paris Hilton at a Greek Shipping Heir convention.

I know I missed a lot of good stuff-- Ryan O'Neal's arrest, Superbowl, Timberlake skanking it up with everyone, Tara Reid falling on her ass. I'm gonna try to get back up to speed later today, possibly tomorrow. Don't you forget about me ok?

By the way, thanks to my mom, I have more than enough soup so if you were planning on sending any, thank you, but please don't. I will accept cash donations though.