Taylor Swift is a country music singer who is best known for her songs that relate stories about bad boyfriend break-ups. She recently decided to build a seawall in front of her $17.7 million mansion, for which she paid in cold, hard cash.
Hollywood is home to talented stars, not-so talented celebs, and scandalous ones. In a place where short marriages, drug-overdose, cat-fights, stalkers, paparazzi, and sex scandals abound, it is no wonder that the life of celebrities are just as talked about as their latest projects. And if you’re into reality and gossip shows, “just as talked about” doesn’t cut it, because it’s the personality and their scandalous acts that you are definitely more interested in.
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Unfortunately, behind each sensational story is a real human being with real people surrounding them. What this means is that whether the stories about them that circulate are true or not, they have an effect of these people, and worse unwitting and unwilling loved ones (e.g. their kids). It wouldn’t be too bad if people weren’t so quick to judge and weren’t too vocal about their “informed” opinions, but then again we know how the misinformed are most eager to declare their beliefs and stand firm despite lack of evidence. Despite press releases from a celebrity’s camp and even decisions handed down by the court, rumors have a way of staying alive. Worse, the nastier a rumor is, the more it persists.
Hollywood is full of gorgeous and talented men and women. Many assume that in this town where they have so much, fairy tales will come true. Happy ever after would actually happen without need of any fairies or fairy godmothers.
Unfortunately that simply isn’t the case. Wealth and beauty do not automatically bring forth the fairy tale ending that many wish for. In fact, Hollywood has some of the shortest weddings.
Here are some of the shortest celebrity marriages Hollywood has ever seen:
Britney Spears takes home the prize for the shortest celebrity wedding. Her marriage to Jason Alexander barely lasted 48 hours. She said she just wanted to try being married. Did she think it was a dress?
After divorcing Sonny Bono, Cher seemed to have a hankering for the married state once again. So she up and married Greg Allman in Las Vegas. After a mere 9 days she called it quits saying that his drug and drinking problems were a bit too much for her.
Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley lasted longer. They made it to 3 months and fifteen days before saying I don’t want to anymore. Lisa Marie later married the former king of pop, Michael Jackson, which lasted 20 months.
The latest couple to file their divorce makes it to the list. After a mere four months, Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock are giving up on wedded bliss. Just goes to show that multiple wedding ceremonies do not equal a more united couple.
Who would have thought? After all, mainstream journalism does not normally pay its respects to tabloids. But then again, can TMZ be categorized under this label?
I could hardly believe it, but BBC has a full write up on TMZ. Apparently, the Hollywood-based entertainment news web site has already been attracting the attention of other journalists and has been building a reputation for getting the scoop on the hottest happenings in Hollywood â€“ ahead of everyone else. Seems to me that the BBC write up is all positive:
TMZ broke the news of Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic tirade against a police officer, and it was the first to publish the photograph of a bruised Rihanna after she was assaulted by Chris Brown.
But it was the Jackson story that focused attention on the site more than ever before. Mainstream media outlets struggled to confirm the singer’s death while TMZ had details that proved to be accurate.
Once viewed as a bunch of mavericks, the site won the grudging respect of established news organizations.
I say, what better place to evolve from being mavericks to an established and respected entity than in Hollywood? After all, this is where dreams do come true, right?
People behind TMZ also have a lot to say. Harvey Levin â€“ that familiar grinning face you see on TMZâ€™s TV version â€“ edits the web sites and claims that their extensive contact book is one of the best in town, and that it is the key to their success. Well people, if you have something to say, you know who to approach now.
Again? It seems that Mel Gibson just cannot escape the intrigue and controversy that seems to follow him everywhere. This time, a man is claiming that Mel Gibson assaulted him at a nightclub. Funny thing is, the esteemed actor was with his girlfriend, who is pregnant.
Reports say that the couple was wedged inside a booth when Gibson went berserk on the guy, grabbed him, and ripped his T-shirt in the process. Indeed, the guy had pictures taken of him with a tattered shirt.
Of course, the cops were brought in. It seems that Lady Luck is on Gibsonâ€™s side this time around. The cops say that they think that the guy filing the report has a crappy made up story. According to TMZâ€™s reports, the cops say that “Gibson was wedged in a booth with his pregnant girlfriend and couldn’t have grabbed the guy’s shirt.”
In any case, why would Gibson just go crazy? According that guy, he was trying to get a picture of the couple. Naturally, the couple wanted privacy and didnâ€™t want to have their picture taken. When the reporter persisted, Gibsonâ€™s temper flared and thatâ€™s when the action happened.
So now he is facing charges once again. We all know that the media will be following this story to the end, however it may end. All I can say is that why canâ€™t I witness these things? Nothing ever seems to happen when I am around! :p