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Patrick Swayze is Dead - Rest in Peace


Patrick Swayze lost his battle with pancreatic cancer today when he succumbed to the disease. After being diagnosed with this deadly disease in January 2008, he seemed to defy the odds. He even started a new tv show, The Beast, despite being ill. We’ll always remember Swayze for his role as dance instructor Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing and as sexy Sam Wheat in Ghost. Swayze was 57.

Patrick Swayze Has Pancreatic Cancer and 5 Weeks to Live!

Patrick Swayze

The National Enquirer is running a story that 55-year-old Patrick Swayze has five weeks to live because he’s been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. They are saying that he and his wife, Lisa Niemi, have been flying their plane back and forth to Stanford University’s cancer center in Palo Alto for treatment since January, but the chemotherapy is not working as well as expected. Apparently the doctors have told him to prepare for the end. An “insider” said, “”It’s time to start praying for a miracle.”

Hopefully the story isn’t true. Didn’t the guy who said that no one puts Baby in the corner so long ago in “Dirty Dancing” seem immortal? Of course, who can believe the guy is 55 either?

UPDATE: The diagnosis has been confirmed by Swayze’s rep.


Pam’s Divorce Postponed for A Few Weeks

Pamela Anderson and Husband Rick Salomon

To everyone’s relief, it looks like Pamela Anderson and husband of less than three months, Rick Salomon (of Paris Hilton sex tape fame), are not getting divorced, well, not getting divorced today. Although, she filed for divorce on Friday, she seems to have had a change of heart, and the diary on her website says that they are “working things out.” Christmas will do this to anyone. Expect the divorce to happen sometime mid-January when all the egg-nog has been drunk. Somewhere Kid Rock’s chuckling.

Tom Cruise Thinks He’s Still Cool

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Dance

Feel bad that you didn’t get invited to the “Welcome-to-America” party for David and Victoria Beckham? Well, don’t. All you missed was Tom Cruise being his creepy old self by channeling 1983 when he was still hot and not an alien. You see, he got his groove on by doing his famous Risky Business dance, even getting down on the floor and kicking his legs in the air. When did old Tom become so pathetic?


Britney Spears Interview

Britney Spears on Cover of OK!

By now I’m sure all of you have heard about Britney Spears‘ self-organized OK! Magazine shoot that went completely awry. Although the magazine doesn’t come out until tomorrow, here’s the article…just click the thumbnails. As you’ll see, the magazine is somewhat sanitized if you believe the rumors that have been going around of hallucinations and vomiting. Well, decide for yourself. Unfortunately, the magazine didn’t publish any of the photos from that day. Maybe one day they will pop up on the internet. We can only hope.

I have to say that this story is great for the Federline camp, which now includes Britney’s mother Lynne and her cousin and former BFF cousin Allie Sims. They both are reportedly helping KFed get custody of the kids. I think back to a couple years ago when I and probably Britney’s family thought KFed was the scum of the earth, and now look at what’s happened. Britney’s family can’t get Jayden and Sean to him fast enough! Anyway, on to the article…

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Prove Your Town is Spice Worthy

Spice Girls

Spice Girls Website Blurb

Now this is a brilliant move. Scary, Baby, Sporty, Ginger, and Posh Spice want to add some more tour dates to the schedule so that they can rake in more dough, but they don’t want to go where the turn-out may not be so good. So they are asking fans to vote on where they should perform, and the places with the most votes win! It’s quite genius, actually. They have nothing to lose…unless, of course, they don’t get enough votes for any one place to make it worth their while.

Are the Spice Girls coming to your town, and are you stoked?

Is Lindsay Lohan a Bore?

Lindsay Lohan Wearing Ankle Bracelet

Is the post-rehab Lindsay Lohan still a drunk, pill-popper or is she just a sober bore?

One story paints Lohan as someone who is still not over her addictions. News of the World, not a paper one should believe blindly, mind you, is citing a source who says that at her birthday party, Lindsay was putting vodka into her Red Bull cans and trying to score ecstasy. Supposedly Promises was so mad at her for getting trashed, that they made her stay in rehab four days longer and wear the alcohol-detecting bracelet.

And another story in the Daily Star (yes, another British tabloid) says that Calum Best has dumped Lindsay’s ass because being sober has made her boring.

Calum called Lindsay on Friday (20Jul07) and said that he was finding her post-rehab existence dull and that he didn’t want to give up partying.

“Calum loves Lindsay, but he’s simply not in the same place as her anymore.”

So which is it? Well, I’m going to go with both of them. The relapse hypothesis makes sense in explaining why Lindsay is wearing that silly bracelet. So now she absolutely can’t drink, and therefore she’s really, really boring. If the first story is true, though, it makes me sad that she had to drink the second she was let out of rehab. Are her addictions really that strong? Does she just not believe that she has to quit drinking? Was it just because it was her 21st? I don’t know, but if it’s true, she’ll go back to boozing the second they remove the bracelet.

Maggie Gyllenhaal to Be in Raunchy Underwear Video

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary

Maggie Gyllenhaal who is clearly comfortable with her body (I mean, who else actually exposes her boob in the middle of the West Village?) will star in promotional videos for the British underwear company Agent Provocateur. Last year Kate Moss did it, and it scored a lot of attention. Maybe they’ll do a Secretary theme. Now that would be sexy!

Here’s the 6-minute Kate Moss version. Warning: It actually is raunchy and don’t click if you’re easily offended.

Who’s Better Suited for a Sexy Underwear Video?

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Tom Cruise Plays Nazi and Welcomes Beckhams

Tom Cruise in Valkyrie

Tom Cruise, who has quietly started filming his controversial Nazi-turned-hero movie, Valkyrie, in Berlin is coming back to L.A. this weekend to host a welcome party for his newest and freshest victims, soccer star David and Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. He, Will Smith, and their wives, Katie Holmes and Jada Pinkett Smith, are inviting 600 people to the Museum Of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles. Included on the guest-list are George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Jim Carrey, Steven Spielberg, Anjelica Huston, David Geffen and Jerry Bruckheimer. Now let’s see who actually shows up to this freakfest. On the other hand, Will Smith can probably attract a fair share of A-listers.


Lindsay Lohan Continues to Be Stupid and Loses Film

Lindsay Lohan Parties at Pure in Las Vegas

Lindsay Lohan thought she could appease everyone by wearing an alcohol-detecting bracelet and still go out partying immediately after checking out of rehab. Unfortunately, the investors in Poor Things, the movie that Shirley MacLaine put on hold until Lohan got out of Promises, is dumping it.

An email explaining the situation from set designer Fontaine Beauchamp Hebb to various corporations hoping for product placement has been published. With the subject “‘Poor Things’ has been cancelled,” Hebb wrote

Sorry to be the harbinger of bad news, but I just received a call from Jacky Gilardi, the producer, pulling the plug on the ill-fated film.
Apparently, Ms. Lohan’s antics in Las Vegas over the weekend have scared the bond companies and all of the funding has been pulled . . . I look forward to working together in the future and trust our next project will not be as fraught with difficulty.”

The rumors of doing ecstasy to get around the alcohol bracelet could not have helped matters, and I’m wondering if Lohan has blown it for good. Has she thrown away a life of movie-stardom? Will she have to settle for TV and Lifetime original movies? All I know is that her IMDB schedule is looking pretty blank aside from Poor Things in preproduction. After that gets wiped off, she’s going to have nothing!

In other Lohan news, she surrendered herself yesterday in Beverly Hills for DUI charges and posted a $30,000 bail and was released. She’s going to be arrainged on August 24, at which time she’ll find out the charges and if they include anything cocaine related. I guess possible jail time isn’t too attractive to movie-making people either. Since it appears that everything is backfiring, she might as well remove that silly bracelet. No one fell for it!

Sticking With Today’s Theme, Is Lindsay’s Movie Career Over?

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Britney Continues to Run the Empire

Britney Spears Films Music Video

Just a day after Britney Spears stripped down to her bra and panties in front of paparazzi to go swimming in the ocean, she was photographed looking extra slutty outside of a warehouse where she was filming a music video for her new single Get Back. In Britney’s new “I-can-do-it-myself” style, she choreographed the video by herself and put a call out for extras. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem to have the finances under control because she didn’t pay the people for working a 12-hour day. Britney did pay for food, though, and no doubt it was greasy, cheap pizzas.

I’m struck at how Britney thinks she can actually do all of this by herself. She is absolutely not going to be able to sustain running her operation. She’s either going to run it into the ground (more than it is already) or have a complete and total meltdown. Let’s hope she comes to her senses and at least gets some sort of manager…a stylist would be nice, too.

Britney Spears Swims in the Ocean

Is Britney’s Career Finished?

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Naomi Watts Swallowed a Beach Ball

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts is really, really pregnant, and I find it insane that the stomach stretches this much. Guess who’s headed for a tummy tuck, and who can blame her? This is the first kid for her and boyfriend Liev Schreiber.


Nicole Kidman Isn‘t Afraid of a Little Poison

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman

Nicole Kidman is one brave Aussie. She and Hugh Jackman are over in Australia filming Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, and the role called for them to snuggle up in sleeping bags one night. When a poisonous scorpion came “dangerously close” to Jackman she told him not to move and scooped the critter up in her hat. I don’t know what she was worried about, though. I thought Wolverine is able to heal himself.


They‘ve Got Crazies Across the Pond, Too

Amy Winehouse

It’s sometimes easy to assume that all of the Britney Spears of this world are born and bred in these great, but tainted, united States, but that’s not the case. The English have created a few, too. Take Pete Doherty for instance. He acts crazy and just can’t stay off drugs long enough to marry his supermodel girlfriend Kate Moss.

Now there’s another disturbed Brit that is headed somewhere very, very bad. She’s singer Amy Winehouse, and she seems to be going from bad (eloping with boyfriend out of the blue) to worse (canceling gigs and melting down at the ones that she shows up for).

After canceling shows the past two weeks, she made it to one on Tuesday in the UK, but it turned out to be a complete disaster. She couldn’t remember lyrics, she hit herself over the head with a microphone, she appeared to cry twice on stage, and she spit at the audience.

I’m afraid that it’s time for this girl to check into Promises before she cuts off all her hair and get into a coke-induced accident.


Angelina ‘Very Jealous’ at Brad and Gwyneth’s On-Screen Reunion

Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow

Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow, the most blonde and beautiful couple of the 90’s, are reuniting on screen playing a husband and wife in Dirty Tricks, a film about the wife of Richard Nixon’s attorney. Brad’s girlfriend, Angelina Jolie, is reported to be “quite concerned” and “very jealous” about this arrangement. After all, Brad Pitt has been known to fall for his cast mates, like Jolie, Paltrow, and Juliette Lewis.

Frankly, Gwyneth seems much more traditional and, thus, suitable for Pitt. Unfortunately she’s already married to Coldplay’s Chris Martin and has two kids, Moses and Apple. But will there be sparks? Yeah, I think so.

Who’s More Suitable for Brad Pitt?

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