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 – 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 – that familiar grinning face you see on TMZ’s TV version – 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 Gibson’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 TMZ’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 didn’t want to have their picture taken. When the reporter persisted, Gibson’s temper flared and that’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 can’t I witness these things? Nothing ever seems to happen when I am around! :p
Hollywood is home to the rich and famous, and it is the breeding ground of a lot of controversy as well. Just the other night, Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin was a guest on the Letterman Show and he apparently made a gaffe, which has offended a lot of Filipinos.
So what did he say? You know how Letterman conducts his interviews – they jump from topic to another. Somewhere along the way, Baldwin said that he was ‘”thinking about getting a Filipina mail-order bride … or a Russian.” He went on to say that he “didn’t care; he’s 51.”
I suppose it was the mail-order bride tag that many found offensive. And I suppose the fact that Letterman added his own “Get one for me, for later” didn’t help either.
Now, the Philippine government is demanding for a public apology from the producers of the show and from Alec Baldwin. They want the concerned people to “express deep concern over the derogatory remark.”
Mind you, this is not the first time that Hollywood has been targeted for this kind of racial gaffe. A few years ago, Teri Hatcher said something about a spurious medical degree obtained from the Philippines. This was uttered in one episode of Desperate Housewives. The producers of the show were asked to apologize and they did.
The question is: what will the producers of the Letterman show and Alec Baldwin do? Their statements were clearly in jest, but some were offended. Let’s see what happens.
Internet Style that is, for news and gossip about celebrities are all over the news, TV and other forms of media that caters to the never ending need for the latest information regarding Hollywood’s hottest stars. Now considering the many sources of news and gossip out on the world today, why not take it a step further into the realm of the social internet? Blogging is one of the most prevalent forms of new media that is being used and read by users all over the globe. Just think of getting news form the standpoint of the fans themselves through user submitted celebrity news, now that’s a totally new concept, why, because nobody has ever done it before. Why not place the power and control over the information into the hands of the people who need it most making them part of the news itself allowing social interaction at the next level. Talk about getting subjective news, but it is coming for customization is the key and getting news that we like is what the future is about. Get the best user-submitted celebrity news hot off the mobiles, laptops and just about anywhere a connection is the internet and where the action is. This might be the beginnings of the next big step in news and the way its gets to us in this that is known as the information age.
What are your Christmas plans? The average person will probably spend the holidays with his family. Either he will hit the road to visit or family members will come over for the holidays. Have you ever wondered how the stars spend their Christmas? Here are some snippets from a news article to give you an idea.
She shares: “I am hoping for peace, and for the world to turn itself around for the New Year. I’m going to be in Aspen, where I have been during the holidays for the past few years. I love it there! It’s a really fun place to be!”
Her wish is reminiscent of a beauty pageant answer, isn’t it? Her holiday plans sound exciting, though!
“We live in Scotland, as well, so for me, holidays are spent there. That also means I don’t wash my hair for six weeks (laughter). I go wash in the river. Last summer, we were there for seven weeks. I wore one of my husband’s old shirts and several pairs of his underwear. I washed them. They were nice and soft. I wore the shirt and underwear for the whole summer. We made hay. We planted things. We have a sauna. We swam in the river. He grew a beard, and I practically did, as well (laughter). It was most upsetting!
Christmas in Scotland is a dream for the average person, don’t you think? Well, unless you live thereabouts.
“Every year, we have a tradition of having Christmas at our house in Maine. It’s a small group this year.”
Just like most of us…funny no one’s spending the holidays in Hollywood, eh?
Happy holidays you all!
Only in Hollywood are babies ranked according to hotness. I wonder if these tots even have an idea of what they are being ranked for? In any case, this year’s list is topped by Suri Cruise, the famous daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Right from the start, Suri has garnered a lot of interest from the media, largely because of her parents.
As the years pass, though, Suri is proving to be an attraction on her own. With her trendy style, which I am sure we can thank her parents for as well, photographers are always clamoring to get shots of her. That is why she has come out at the top of the list that Forbes compiles annually.
This list is dubbed “Hollywood’s 10 Hottest Tots” and is based on the amount of attention they have received in the past year. This includes traditional media and online media. Forbes also commissioned E-Poll Marketing Research to get more information in order to determine the top 10 kids to make up the list.
So how did Suri get to the top? She was mentioned in more than 1,300 news articles and was mentioned the most in blogs. Other children included in the list are Sam Alexis Woods (Tiger Woods’s daughter), Cruz Beckham, late Australian actor Heath Ledger’s daughter Matilda Rose, Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s adopted three-year-old son David Banda, Britney Spear’s son Sean Preston Federline, and Sam Sheen.
Who is your favorite celebrity tot?
We all know who Sarah Palin is. The running mate of Republican presidential candidate, John McCain, Sarah Palin is the current governor of Alaska. She is known for many things – some funny, some positive, and some negative. It really all depends on your perspective. Now I am not about to cast any judgment here nor am I to further any political cause. What I am about to share is something that a Hollywood public relations consultant said.
Michael Levine, head of Levine Communications is reported to have said that she is “the hottest property in media.” Reuters has this write up:
“My sources confirm producers and agents all over showbiz are trying to figure out what to do with her. One serious possibility could be an Oprah-style talk show,” the head of Levine Communications said in a note circulated to reporters Friday.
He added that “she’s a perfect fit as a TV host, stirring passions on both sides, which is a winning formula for large viewership.”
In case you have not heard of Michael Levine and you do not know his reputation, here is a bit of info from their web site:
With over 25 years experience LCO – Levine Communications Office – has garnered a reputation as a leader in the field of Public Relations. Clients have and continue to include some of the most renowned people and corporations, names such as Barbra Streisand, Charlton Heston, Robert Evans, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Nike, Sharp and Pizza Hut.
Those are big enough names to establish the reputation of the guy, aren’t they? So, Sarah Palin fans – you just might see more of her in the future, no matter what the results of the elections may be.
Remember this girl? Apparently with the Spitzer scandal dying she’s ready for a brand new one. Ashley Alexandra Dupre sued Girls Gone WIld for $10 million dollars last Monday for having “exploited” her image by using shots taken during spring break 2003. She was just 17 then. Dupre claims that being underage she can not be held liable for any contracts and anything made then is not legally binding.
Girls Gone Wild Founder, Joe Francis, on the other hand is very surprised at the lawsuit especially since he has a videotape of Dupre giving her consent. Prior to the lawsuit Joe Francis offered Dupre a $1 million dollar contract for a promotional tour but canceled when he found out that he already had the old spring break video, which was the one he used for the promo tour. Apparently Dupre wants a chunk of the money so she filed this lawsuit. According to Francis he is willing to discuss the offer again with Dupre if she wishes.
Miley Cyrus has apologized in advance for her sexy pictures that will be coming out in the June issue of Vanity Fair. The picture shown above was taken by Annie Leibovitz during a photo shoot that Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley’s dad, claims was “supposed to be artistic”. According Billy Ray he was with Miley during the shoot and didn’t intend for the photos to come out that way but “now seeing the photographs and reading the story, I [Billy Ray] feel so embarrassed”.
This is a blow to Miley Cyrus’ squeaky clean Hannah Montana image that she has been cultivating really hard, especially since the father-daughter duo is known for being set against Miley going the way previous Disney stars such as Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan has.
Disney Channel of course stood for Miley saying that Vanity Fair “deliberately manipulated a 15-year-old”. Since her parents were on the set the whole day Vanity Fair of course rebuts this accusation by reminding the world that there were adults there whose job was to make sure that Miley wasn’t manipulated into anything.
How this will all pan out will depend on Hannah Montanas fans and their parents. Will this break their trust or will they stay loyal. One thing’s for sure Hannah Montana shouldn’t slip up in the near future if she wants to retain their confidence.