He travels by private jet, holidays on a luxury yacht and dates beautiful models.
And now Kanye West has the ultimate accessory to his rock star life – diamond teeth.
The rapper showed off the sparkling diamond and gold implants to chatshow host Ellen DeGeneres yesterday.
‘I just thought that diamonds were cooler,’ he told her, saying he asked the dentist to remove his bottom row of teeth and replace them.
A fascinated Ellen asked: ‘It’s not a grill?’ Kanye replied: ‘It’s really my real teeth. I replaced my bottom row of teeth.
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Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, speaking on the GOP’s expected strategy against Democrats in elections this fall, said Republicans would describe President Obama as “a nice person … very articulate” but an ineffective leader who “couldn’t sell watermelons if you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.”
Rather prefaced the comments, made Sunday on the “Chris Matthews Show,” by saying, “The Republicans will make a case and a lot of independents will buy this argument.”
Rather is known for his homespun anecdotes, though his choice of language in this instance already is raising some eyebrows on media blogs, which note the potential “racial minefield.”
Millions of dollars in Western aid for victims of the Ethiopian famine of 1984-85 was siphoned off by rebels to buy weapons, a BBC investigation finds.
Former rebel leaders told the BBC that they posed as merchants in meetings with charity workers to get aid money.
They used the cash to fund attempts to overthrow the government of the time.
One rebel leader estimated $95m (£63m) – from Western governments and charities including Band Aid – was channelled into the rebel fight.
The CIA, in a 1985 assessment entitled Ethiopia: Political and Security Impact of the Drought, also alleged aid money was being misused.
Its report concluded: “Some funds that insurgent organisations are raising for relief operations, as a result of increased world publicity, are almost certainly being diverted for military purposes.”
Citing what he described as the “the persecution of a great hero who rid their land of Godless communists” as a possible cause, prominent TV evangelist and amateur seismologist Pat Robertson today argued that the 8.8 magnitude of the earthquake that struck Chile early this morning should serve as a warning to the population that “God is even angrier with them than he is with the people of Haiti.”
“If I had to guess, I’d say it must have to do with Chile’s persecution and attempted prosecution of their great former leader, and a personal hero of mine, Augusto Pinochet – who, it should be noted, had never been convicted of a crime when the Lord called him home three years ago.”
The popular host of ‘The 700 Club’ and longtime bingo circuit icon also added, “General Pinochet not only assisted the CIA in the overthrow of Chile’s Marxist government, but is widely credited with personally arranging the meetings of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of his countrymen with Jesus.”
General Pinochet, who spent the last eight years of his life fighting prosecution on human rights and other charges before succumbing to congestive heart failure in December 2006, could not be reached for comment, even by Robertson.
The General–turned-Dictator has long been considered a transformative figure in the field of Crimes Against Humanity as a result of his landmark policy of ‘Forced Disappearance’, and was even honored in 1998 with the first-ever arrest warrant for a former head of state under the principle of ‘universal jurisdiction’ by Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon, who is currently investigating former Bush Administration officials for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.
Hat tip to Kara!
Environmental activists have blasted Harrison Ford for making “unnecessary” trips by air, following revelations he once made a jet journey to buy a cheeseburger.
The “Indiana Jones” star began flying when he was 52. After receiving his license, he went on to purchase several aircraft, which he keeps at Santa Monica Airport in California.
He recently revealed in an interview the extent of his love for piloting, telling Britain’s Live magazine, “Learning to fly was a work of art. I’m so passionate about flying I often fly up the coast for a cheeseburger.
Flying is like good music; it elevates the spirit and it’s an exhilarating freedom.” But the 67-year-old has come under fire from experts at Carbonfootprint.com over the comments, who are outraged he would make an airplane journey for such an “unnecessary” trip.
A new book is out with a highly critical but unsourced portrait of Hillary Clinton. This familiar occurrence — it’s happened too many times to count over the years — has usually been greeted with an equally familiar response: A fast and furious counterattack from the Clinton inner circle.
What’s notable about the highly publicized release of “Game Change,” however, is the virtual silence from the Clinton camp. The lack of public outrage seems to mark the sputtering end of what was once known as the Clinton political machine and underlines a fact that onetime Clinton loyalists acknowledge: The book’s primary sources about the former candidate and current secretary of state are her own former staffers and intimates.
As a result, there is no campaign of veteran Clintonites spinning the press corps and trying to pre-emptively discredit the book’s scathing depiction of Hillary Clinton as a rudderless candidate and a cheerleader for vicious tactics against eventual winner Barack Obama. There is no team of Clinton proxies going on cable television to denounce authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann as scurrilous and unworthy of belief.
This time, Bill and Hillary Clinton are virtually alone.
While the low-key response to a brutal portrayal of Clinton in part reflected a decision to keep a prominent face of the Obama administration’s foreign policy above the fray, it was also a recognition of reality: The same senior aides who had leaked damaging gossip could hardly be expected to rebut it.
Global consulting firm Accenture Ltd. is ending its sponsorship of Tiger Woods, saying the golfer is “no longer the right representative” after the “circumstances of the last two weeks.”
Accenture’s announcement Sunday marks the company’s first statement since allegations of Woods’ multiple infidelities surfaced in recent weeks. The move makes Accenture the first sponsor to cut ties altogether with Woods since his marital troubles came to light and since his statement Friday that the 33-year-old is taking an indefinite leave from golf to work on his marriage.
The relationship between Woods and Accenture goes back six years, with the New York-based firm in 2006 crediting its “Go on, be a Tiger” campaign with boosted its image significantly. Accenture has used Woods to personify its claimed attributes of integrity and high performance.
“After careful consideration and analysis, the company has determined that he is no longer the right representative for its advertising,” the company said Sunday, adding that “it wishes only the best for Tiger Woods and his family.” Accenture said it will immediately transition to a new advertising campaign, with a major effort scheduled to launch later in 2010.
Barack Obama’s trip to Oslo to pick up his Nobel peace award is in danger of being overshadowed by a row over the cancellation of a series of events normally attended by the prizewinner.
Norwegians are incensed over what they view as his shabby response to the prize by cutting short his visit.
The White House has cancelled many of the events peace prize laureates traditionally submit to, including a dinner with the Norwegian Nobel committee, a press conference, a television interview, appearances at a children’s event promoting peace and a music concert, as well as a visit to an exhibition in his honour at the Nobel peace centre.
He has also turned down a lunch invitation from the King of Norway.
According to a poll published by the daily tabloid VG, 44% of Norwegians believe it was rude of Obama to cancel his scheduled lunch with King Harald, with only 34% saying they believe it was acceptable.
“Of all the things he is cancelling, I think the worst is cancelling the lunch with the king,” said Siv Jensen, the leader of the largest party in opposition, the populist Progress party.
“This is a central part of our government system. He should respect the monarchy,” she told VG.
Tiger Woods’ list of possible paramours grew to eleven Tuesday with the addition of a second porn star. The New York Post reports that Veronica Siwik-Daniels, aka Joslyn James, was linked to Tiger in a post on the sports website Deadspin.com.
The most recent women to have been linked to Tiger Woods. Here then is the list to date of the women linked to Woods.
TIGER’S RUMORED WOMEN
1.) Rachel Uchitel. The club hostess was the first of the women to be linked to Woods after the National Enquirer reported that she traveled to Australia to be with Woods during a golf tournament there. So far, she has denied the affair.
2.) Jamie Grubbs. The 24-year-old reality show contestant and cocktail waitress claims she carried on a 31-month-long affair with Woods until his crash last month. She offered a Woods voicemail to prove it.
3.) Kalika Moquin. The 27-year-old club manager from Las Vegas is reported to have had a brief sexual relationship with Woods. She would neither confirm nor deny the report.
4.) Cori Rist. The 31-year-old swimsuit model reportedly met Woods at a Manhattan club last year before they began a sexual relationship that led to Woods flying her out to various secret locations for hook-ups, and her introducing the golfer to her 7-year-old son.
5.) Jamie Jungers. The 26-year-old, who sold her story to a British newspaper, is a former employee of Trashy Girls Lingerie. She said she met Woods in Las Vegas.
6.) Mindy Lawton. The 33-year-old pancake house waitress from Orlando claims she was dumped by
Woods in 2007. According to the Post, it was her affair with Woods that was caught on camera by the National Enquirer, when he was snapped dropping her off at her trailer park. The threatening news later led to a Woods Men’s Fitness cover in exchange for the magazine’s silence about the alleged affair, the New York Post reports.
7.) Holly Sampson. The 36-year-old from Los Angeles is a former porn star, who has starred in such films as “OMG, Stop Tickling Me” and “Flying Solo 2.” According to the Sun, she has neither confirmed nor denied her affair with Woods.
8.) Unidentified Alleged Mistress No. 8. A former cocktail waitress from Orlando, Fla. does want to reveal her identity yet, according to her attorney Michael O’Quinn. But this she has said: at the time the affair allegedly began, she was 20 years old and met Woods at the Roxy in Orlando, where she was a VIP server.
9.) Unidentified Alleged Mistress No. 9 is reported to be a “sexy” British TV presenter who was single at
the time, but is now married.
10.) Unidentified Alleged Mistress No. 10. is reported in a UK paper to be a “sex-addicted cougar.”
11.) Joslyn James. The star of many, many porn videos was named on the sports blog Deadspin.com as a Tiger regular, but did not respond to the site’s call for comment.
She’s really teed off now!
Tiger Woods’ beautiful wife, Elin Nordegren, has left their Florida mansion amid the onslaught of shocking claims that the golf great cheated on her with at least 10 other woman, it was revealed yesterday.
Nordegren, who has two kids by the skirt-chasing Woods, is now living at a residence near the Windermere home they once shared, RadarOnline.com reported, citing neighbors and sources close to Woods.
“She’s incredibly hurt by what has gone on, but . . . she’s working it out as best she can,” Elin’s friend and Grand Slam tennis champ Lindsay Davenport told “Entertainment Tonight.”
“Everyone’s wish when you get married is to make it work, and we’ll see if they’re able to do that.” Woods’ lawyer, publicist and agent did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
Last week, Nordegren, 29, a Swedish model, bought a $2.29 million house on an island near Stockholm, according to the Daily Express newspaper in London.
Japan’s next prime minister might be nicknamed “the alien,” but it’s his wife who claims to have had a close encounter with another world.
“While my body was asleep, I think my soul rode on a triangular-shaped UFO and went to Venus,” Miyuki Hatoyama, the wife of premier-in-waiting Yukio Hatoyama, wrote in a book published last year.
“It was a very beautiful place and it was really green.” Yukio Hatoyama is due to be voted in as premier on September 16 following his party’s crushing election victory over the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party Sunday.
Miyuki, 66, described the extraterrestrial experience, which she said took place some 20 years ago, in a book entitled “Very Strange Things I’ve Encountered.”
In one murder after another, the “Canal Livre” crime TV show had an uncanny knack for being first on the scene, gathering graphic footage of the victim.Too uncanny, say police, who are investigating the show’s host, state legislator Wallace Souza, on suspicion of commissioning at least five of the murders to boost his ratings and prove his claim that Brazil’s Amazon region is awash in violent crime. Police also have accused Souza of drug trafficking.
“The order to execute always came from the legislator and his son, who then alerted the TV crews to get to the scene before the police,” state police intelligence chief Thomaz Vasconcelos charged in an interview with The Associated Press.
The killings of competing drug traffickers, he said, “appear to have been committed to get rid of his rivals and increase the audience of the TV show.” Souza denied all the criminal allegations and called them absurd, insisting that he and his son are being set up by political enemies and drug dealers sick of his two decades of relentless crime coverage on TV and crusading legislative probes.
Skinny vs. bloated. Off the radar vs. all over the news (for all the wrong reasons).
The 23-year-old actress, who has attracted more attention in recent years for her yo-yoing weight and propensity to party than her TV and film roles, missed the premiere of her latest movie after being removed from her home by the Los Angeles Police Department Wednesday.
An LAPD spokeswoman confirmed to ABC News that officers responded to a call at Barton’s home to assist her with a “medical issue.”
While Access Hollywood reported that police placed Barton under an involuntary, 72-hour psychiatric hold (also known as a 5150, the same code used to commit Britney Spears twice in L.A. in 2008), the LAPD would not elaborate on the nature of their role in assisting her or her current health status.
Michelle Obama – cracking under the pressure of being First Lady – is drinking way more than she should, friends fear.
Longtime pals have been keeping a close eye on her White House booze intake for months, sources told The ENQUIRER, and her husband President Barack Obama even stepped in when she recently consumed too much alcohol.
“When Barack saw Michelle drink more than she should at a recent dinner, he hit the roof. He told her, ‘This is NOT going to turn into a problem!’” a close source told The ENQUIRER.
“Barack is overly sensitive to the issue because of his own past drinking and substance abuse problems. But he also feels guilty because of the pictures taken of him drinking beer at an NBA game recently.”
The President also feels he may have contributed to his wife’s alcohol issues by not stopping her from overindulging during their date night in New York City on May 30.
Michelle, 45, knocked back “a glass or two of champagne” while the couple flew to the Big Apple on a private jet, according to the close source, and published reports said she downed two martinis during dinner at the Greenwich Village restaurant Blue Hill.
“It was clear that Mrs. Obama was having a VERY good time,” a restaurant employee told The ENQUIRER.
MICHAEL Jackson is allegedly in constant fear of dying and is terrified his nose will fall off.
Close friends of the star said the singer is in a fragile state after being diagnosed with skin cancer, reports The Sun.
“Michael has become convinced that his nose is going to fall off,” a friend is said to have told the newspaper.
“The doctors have reassured him that this won’t happen,” another friend allegedly told The Sun.
“But Michael believes that the skin cancer will kill him and lives in constant fear of dying.
In the latest chapter in the agonizing chronicle of David Hasselhoff’s multiple falls off the wagon, a new report surfaced today that the former Baywatch hunk was hauled off to the hospital after his youngest daughter found him passed out at home.
Vodka-swilling Hasselhoff registered a mind-numbing 0.39 blood alcohol level when he was taken to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday, radaronline.com reported.
The legal limit in California is 0.08.
The 56-year-old “America’s Got Talent” judge was found passed out at his home in Encino, Calif., by 16-year-old daughter Hayley, the Web site reported. The teen called mom Pamela Bach, from whom Hasselhoff is estranged.
Action movie star Jackie Chan questioned the need for freedom for Chinese people during a speech Saturday, prompting outrage from lawmakers in Taiwan and Hong Kong, who accused him of insulting his own race.
The 55-year-old star of “Rush Hour” said at a business forum in the southern Chinese island province Hainan on Saturday that a free society may not be beneficial for authoritarian mainland China.
“I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not,” Chan said at the Boao Forum. “If you’re too free, you’re like the way Hong Kong is now. It’s very chaotic. Taiwan is also chaotic.”
Chan added, “I’m gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled. If we’re not being controlled, we’ll just do what we want.”
A Malawian court has ruled that US pop star Madonna has failed in her bid to adopt a second child from the country.
”I must have to decline to grant the application to Madonna,” judge Esmie Chondo said in a ruling following a closed-door hearing on Friday.
The application has been rejected over residency rules.
Madonna, who flew to Malawi on Sunday, was not in court to hear the ruling over Chifundo James, three. It is not clear if she will appeal against it.
The 50-year-old singer applied to adopt Chifundo James, whose name translates into English as Mercy, on Monday.
Merengue star Elvis Crespo has just given a new meaning to flying the friendly skies.
The Latin sensation was allegedly caught pleasing himself on a flight from Houston to Miami last week by a female passenger. Sometimes that in-flight movie can be so boring, you have to entertain yourself.
Crespo’s private time, however, was interrupted when the blanket he was under shifted, giving the woman an unexpected look at his package. The woman told a flight attendant, who in turn, told the pilot.
“I don’t recall doing that,” said the 37-year old Crespo.
Michael Jackson is dying from a rare lung condition and needs a lifesaving transplant, according to his biographer.
The 50-year-old star has Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic disorder that can severely damage the lungs and liver, according to writer Ian Halperin.
“A close friend of Jackson told [me] the singer is scared he won’t live longer than six months,” Halperin wrote on his Web site.
Race car driver and “Dancing With The Stars” winner Helio Castroneves pleaded not guilty Friday to federal tax evasion charges and declared outside the courtroom that he would treat the case like a race against the Internal Revenue Service.
“I’m a race car driver,” the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner told reporters. “This is a very difficult situation. I’ll be strong and I’ll win this race.”
Castroneves, 33, spoke after his release on $10 million bail following a court appearance in which he was shackled in handcuffs and leg chains and was visibly weeping into a wad of white tissue. Outside, Castroneves acknowledged he was overwhelmed by the weight of the moment.
“It’s been a long day. It’s been an emotional day, obviously,” he said. “I am not guilty.”
With that, Castroneves hopped into a waiting car and headed for a flight to Atlanta to participate in this weekend’s Petit Le Mans race. Terms of Castroneves’ release allow him to travel for work in the United States but not abroad, meaning he will likely miss a race later this month in Australia, said his attorney, Mark Seiden.
Former child actor-turned-fugitive Brian Bonsall, who is wanted by authorities for skipping a court hearing last week, may have been successful in ducking the strong arm of the law — for now.
Bonsall, who most notably starred as Michael J. Fox’s little brother Andy Keaton on the 1980s TV series “Family Ties,” moved out of his home in north Boulder earlier this month.
A lock box hung on the door handle of his unit Thursday at the Aspen Grove condominiums, 2800 Kalmia Ave., and no one answered a knock on the door.
Aspen Grove facilities manager Gary Jones recalled seeing Bonsall moving furniture to a Dumpster at the complex over the Fourth of July weekend. Shortly thereafter, he said, the one-time kid star was gone.
“He is drinking two bottles of vodka a day and there is no way he would be behaving like this if he was sober”Friday, July 11th, 2008
Talk about robbing the cradle. Apparently, 61-year-old Rolling Stones’ rocker Ronnie Wood has run off with an 18-year-old cocktail waitress, leaving his wife of 23 years.
The duo are thought to have fled to the musician’s home in Ireland, where they have reportedly been living for the past week together.
The presumed cause of this sudden change of heart? Wood’s Achilles heel: alcohol.
Wood, who admitted his alcoholism publicly in 2000, is said to have met the young Russian Ekaterina Ivanova three months ago after a premiere of “Shine a Light.” A source told the UK’s Daily Mail the young blond has become a drinking buddy of the rock star.
The youngest member of TV’s favorite fictitious family “The Brady Bunch” nearly blew chunks during a Denver radio appearance Thursday morning.
Actress Susan Olsen apparently showed up at the Darren and Coba show at Jet 107.9 with a massive hangover. She answered a few questions from the show’s host -looking rather queasy the whole time- before admitting to her condition and darting from the studio (presumably for a restroom).
AMY Winehouse faces ruin after being caught on camera revelling in SEX in a public place, out of her head in a CRACK den and singing an astonishing RACIST chant.
Our bombshell revelations— based on sickening video footage and over 100 shocking still photos—will stun fans and threaten to torpedo troubled Amy’s rock career.
The damning scenes were filmed by her husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who is in prison facing trial for GBH and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
We were handed the explosive material by a former friend determined to show the world just what power Blake wields in manipulating the vulnerable young star.
Brazilian football star Ronaldo has been caught up in a sex scandal with three cross-dressing prostitutes.
Having dropped off his girlfriend at her house in Rio de Janeiro on Monday night, the footballer picked up three prostitutes.
When they all booked into a motel, Ronaldo discovered that the prostitutes were in fact men.
According to Rio police, he alleges that the transvestites then tried to extort money from him.
A CNN reporter was arrested Friday in Central Park with a small amount of methamphetamine in his pocket, but he avoided jail time by agreeing to undergo drug counseling and therapy.
Richard Quest, 46, was arrested around 3:40 a.m. on a count of possession of a controlled substance _ a misdemeanor that usually refers to a personal use amount of a drug. He was also charged with loitering; the park officially closes at 1 a.m.
When police saw and detained Quest, he told them, “I’ve got some meth in my pocket,” according to the complaint filed in court. The complaint said he had a plastic sandwich bag containing methamphetamine in a jacket pocket.
Quest, who is British, is a correspondent for CNN International and is known for his reports on business travel. He hosts “CNN Business Traveler” and “Quest.”
Update: More here, including details about “a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals”
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been banned from traveling with British Airways after she spat in a policeman’s face.
The 37-year-old catwalk queen has pleaded with the company to change their minds.
“Naomi has been flying with BA for nearly 30 years and has been a good customer. She hopes this can be resolved amicably,” her rep said.
But the airline is adamant they will not allow Naomi to board one of their flights after she lost her temper in a row over a bag. A source said: “Banning her will send out a worldwide signal that such behavior is totally unacceptable.”
Max Mosley, one of the most powerful men in world sport, was under pressure to resign as boss of Formula One’s governing body last night after he was exposed enjoying a Nazi-style orgy with five prostitutes.
Jewish groups condemned the behaviour of Mosley, 67, whose father, Sir Oswald, was the leader of the British Union of Fascists and a friend of Adolf Hitler.
Mr Mosley was caught on video by the News of the World with five women in an underground “torture chamber” in Chelsea, where he spent several hours allegedly indulging in sado-masochistic sex.
The Oxford-educated former barrister, who is president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), reenacted a concentration camp scene in which he played the role of both guard and inmate.
Speaking in German and brandishing a leather whip, he beat the women after allowing himself to be subjected to a humiliating inspection for lice and an interrogation in chains.
HOLLYWOOD actor Charlie Sheen allegedly hired the same callgirl involved in the Eliot Spitzer scandal for a fantasy themed threesome.
Pimp Jason Itzler, 41, claims he sent Ashley Alexander Dupre under the name of Victoria and another girl, Cheryl to Sheen more than two years ago, the Daily Record reported.
He claims Sheen paid $20,000 for a threesome with the girls dressed up as cheerleaders.
“They loved Charlie. They said he was a great guy. A great lover.
“One time he had them dressed up like cheerleaders, chanting ‘Charlie! Charlie! He’s our man. If he can’t do it, nobody can!’”
Itzler also claims Sheen pretended he was a porn film director and asked the women to act out lesbian scenes for him.
Boy George, the former Culture Club singer, appeared in court today accused of chaining a Norwegian male escort to the wall of his Shoreditch home.
The 46-year-old pop-star and DJ denied assaulting and imprisoning Audun Carlsen on April 28 last year when he appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court, east London.
Dressed in black and wearing dark glasses, the 1980s icon stood outside the court and smoked a cigarette before entering the building.
Singer Kumi Koda has apologized after saying women over 35 had “rotten” fluid in their wombs, sparking a furor that led a cosmetics maker to suspend advertisements featuring her. “I sincerely and deeply apologize for offending people with my remark,” Koda, a 25-year-old pop idol famed for her cute and sexy look, said on her official website. Her agency, Avex Entertainment, said it was taking the matter seriously and announced a halt to promotional activities for her latest album, “Kingdom,” which was released at the end of January.
Speaking on a popular radio program, Koda said that her newlywed manager should have children soon for the sake of the mother’s amnion, the part of the womb that protects an embryo.
“Mothers’ amnion fluid is rotten once they turn around 35,” she said. “I mean it. It gets dirty.” The soundbite was reproduced on Internet sites along with furious postings.
Will Smith has stunned the world by declaring that even Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was essentially a “good” person.
The Men In Black star, 39, is determined to see the best in people, and is convinced the former German leader did not fully understand the extent of the pain and suffering his actions would cause during his time in power in the 1930s and ’40s.
Someone likes to watch. On the heels of the so-called “videogate” incident comes breaking news of a disturbing pattern of behavior exhibited by New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick. Apparently Belichick enjoyed sneaking over to the summer home of his former Assistant Coach (and current New York Jets Head Coach) Eric Mangini to watch he and his wife engage in what Belichick calls ‘playing in the red zone.’
Dr. H. S. Meltzer, a sports psychologist who grew up across the street from the Patriots’ coach isn’t surprised. “When I heard about Bill taping the Jets’ defensive signals I wasn’t exactly stunned,” said Meltzer. “You think three Superbowl rings come without controversy? To think these kinds of covert activities just flare up or are isolated incidents is ludicrous. This is just the tip of the iceberg.”
“Look, it started during his teen years,” Meltzer added. “Here’s how it plays out folks — you begin with an overwhelming curiosity – perhaps seeking the love of an unresponsive mother or an abusive father – followed by the accumulation of a stash of magazines like Fabulous Boobies and Jawbreakers, generally for the purpose of getting one’s rocks off – if you catch my drift. It’s all innocent dime store fun, but before you know it, you’re onto the real hard stuff, like Horse Jizz Slurpin’ Harlots, Taint Misbehavin’, and Probing for Corn. Then you apply this perverted, self-destructive method to your life’s work, and hope nobody finds out. But then, like your mother discovering your ill gotten booty of 42nd Street low-rent, pages-stuck-together smut, you’re snagged by the NFL commissioner like a sixty-two year old salesman in a raincoat pleasuring himself in the back of a porn house. That’s our Bill.”
Hat tip to John M
A taxi driver in Germany was left shaken and stirred after handing his keys over to seven-times Formula One champion Michael Schumacher.
Schumacher, 38, asked to take the wheel as he was running late for a flight.
“I found myself a passenger, which was strange enough, but having ‘Schumi’ behind the wheel was incredible,” said taxi driver Tuncer Yilmaz.
“He drove at full throttle around the corners and overtook in some unbelievable places.”
After giving the cabbie an unforgettable experience, Schumacher also gave him a 100 Euro tip.
Evel Knievel, the red-white-and-blue-spangled motorcycle daredevil whose jumps over crazy obstacles including Greyhound buses, live sharks and Idaho’s Snake River Canyon made him an international icon in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 69.
Knievel’s death was confirmed by his granddaughter, Krysten Knievel. He had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that scarred his lungs.
Knievel had undergone a liver transplant in 1999 after nearly dying of hepatitis C, likely contracted through a blood transfusion after one of his bone-shattering spills.
Longtime friend and promoter Billy Rundel said Knievel had trouble breathing at his Clearwater condominium and died before an ambulance could get him to a hospital.
“It’s been coming for years, but you just don’t expect it. Superman just doesn’t die, right?” Rundel said.
Shock rock singer Marilyn Manson has been accused of squandering his band’s profit on a child’s skeleton and masks made of human skin.
Keyboardist Stephen “Pogo” Bier filed a breach of contract lawsuit in August in which he accused Manson of taking cash belonging to the rest of the band to pay for the “sick and disturbing” purchases.
Swastika wall tiles with matching custom rugs and Nazi government coat hangers owned by Adolf Hitler are allegedly on display in Manson’s Californian mansion, according to legal papers.
A federal jury on Wednesday convicted a former pro wrestler known as “Hardbody Harrison” of charges that he kept eight women as sex slaves in his two north Georgia homes.
Harrison Norris Jr. was convicted of charges including aggravated sexual abuse, forced labor, sex trafficking, conspiracy and witness tampering. He was acquitted of all charges involving a ninth woman, but still could get life in prison at sentencing, set for Feb. 28.
Norris, 41, wrestled for the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling organization in the 1990s.
Last night, the D.C.-based Atlantic magazine celebrated 150 years of thought at the Kimmel Center Loading Dock at N.Y.U. In a striking display of awful judgment, the VIPs (Arianna Huffington, Moby, the Mayor) were allowed (forced) to mingle on stage. The poors sat in chairs in the auditorium and watched.
Be sure to read the whole thing and watch the video. What a pathetic comment on the contemporary elite!
Lamentably, I killed your cat while trying just to sting it. It was crouched, as usual, under one of our bird feeders & I fired from some distance with bird shot. It may ease your grief somewhat to know that the cat was buried properly with a prayer & that I’ll be glad to get you another of your choice.
The Sunday Times said the pair had approached the unnamed family member and demanded 50,000 pounds ($100,000) not to publicize a video allegedly showing the royal engaged in a sex act.
The blackmailers also claimed to have evidence suggesting the royal had supplied an aide with an envelope containing cocaine, the newspaper said.
A local DJ and party promoter retreated Thursday from a plan to sponsor a bash that would let “light-skinned” black women into a downtown club for free.
But the “Light Skin Libra Birthday Bash” at Club APT on Woodward Avenue turned out to be a bashing — of promoter Ulysses “DJ Lish” Barnes after word of the unusual party spread on the Internet.
Britney Spears has been ordered to undergo random drug and alcohol testing twice a week, according to court documents in her custody dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
The order was issued Monday by a judge who required both parents to refrain from drinking and using drugs around their two young children and 12 hours before either cares for them. Only Spears was ordered to submit to testing.
“Based on the evidence presented, the court finds that there is a habitual, frequent and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol” by Spears, Superior Court Judge Scott M. Gordon said in court documents.
O.J. Simpson was arrested Sunday and faces multiple felony charges in an alleged armed robbery of collectors involving the former football great’s sports memorabilia, authorities said.
Simpson was arrested shortly after 11 a.m., Capt. James Dillon said.
The charges against Simpson will include robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary with a firearm, all felonies, Dillon said. More charges could be brought against him, he said.
Simpson was being held at Las Vegas police offices pending the arrival of his lawyer, who was expected later Sunday, Dillon said.
“He was very cooperative, there were no issues,” Dillon said.
Lindsay Lohan was reportedly caught taking drugs and having sex in rehab and has been warned she’ll be thrown out if she doesn’t stay clean. She was forced to take a drug test by the staff at Utah’s Cirque Lodge rehab facility and the results came back positive. A source says:
“Lindsay got called into the director’s office on August 15 and was questioned about drugs. When ordered to take a drug test, she reluctantly complied but screamed and cursed at the medical director before storming out the room. She was told that if she couldn’t conform to the programme she’d have to leave.”
Staff at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh battled for an hour to disconnect the penis of Captain Dan The Demon Dwarf from a hoover after the diminutive Fringe performer inadvertantly superglued it to the vacuum cleaner’s “attachment”.
According to the Evening Standard, the hoover forms part of Captain Dan’s Circus Of Horrors act, in which he inexplicably pulls the device across the stage with his todger. On this occasion, however, “the attachment came loose before a performance so he tried to glue it back on”.
The 42-year-old misread the superglue instructions and, having allowed the adhesive a mere 20 seconds to dry rather than the required 20 minutes, duly found himself semi-permanently docked after attempting a premature test.
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson squandered his band’s earnings on “sick and disturbing” Nazi memorabilia and a skeleton of a young Chinese girl, according to court papers filed in Los Angeles.
Manson is being sued by his former keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy — real name Stephen Gregory Bier Jr. — for non-payment during his time in the singer’s band.
Feminist Germaine Greer has caused outrage in Australia for calling the late Princess of Wales, “slow”, “devious” and “disturbingly neurotic”.
The controversial academic claims Diana is partly responsible for the car accident that killed her almost a decade ago – by initiating a love triangle between herself, Dodi Fayed and heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
“The saddest thought of all is that Diana’s death may have resulted indirectly from another of her hack-handed manipulations; it is said that she only went to Paris with (her late lover) Dodi Fayed in order to make heart surgeon Hasnat Khan jealous,” writes Greer in an essay published in Weekend Australian Magazine.
On Sunday, a Marilyn Monroe look-alike called the cops on a Chewbacca character, reports and Elmo say.
Officers took a battery complaint from a Monroe impersonator Sunday at the Hollywood & Highland complex, the outdoor Hollywood mall that serves as home base for the Oscars, LAPD officer April Harding said on Monday.
The woman, whose name police declined to reveal, alleged someone touched her on her right shoulder “without her permission,” Harding said. She also told officers that about a month ago a man grabbed her hand and placed it on his genitals.
It’s a battle of pop culture titans as two empires — one high-tech, one high-rise — clash in explosive PR fury. Since these two heavyweight memes have climbed into the competitive media ring of their own volition, we thought we’d size them up for you. As Stephen Colbert would say: “Pick a side — we’re at war!”
iPhone: Simple to use.
Paris Hilton: Simple.
iPhone: Questionable protection against viruses.
Paris Hilton: Has herpes.
As the saying goes, read the whole thing!
Germany has barred the makers of a movie about a plot to kill Adolf Hitler from filming at German military sites because its star Tom Cruise is a Scientologist, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.
Cruise, also one of the film’s producers, is a member of the Church of Scientology which the German government does not recognize as a church. Berlin says it masquerades as a religion to make money, a charge Scientology leaders reject.
The U.S. actor has been cast as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, leader of the unsuccessful attempt to assassinate the Nazi dictator in July 1944 with a bomb hidden in a briefcase.
Defense Ministry spokesman Harald Kammerbauer said the film makers “will not be allowed to film at German military sites if Count Stauffenberg is played by Tom Cruise, who has publicly professed to being a member of the Scientology cult”.
THE BBC is institutionally biased, an official report will conclude this week. The year-long investigation, commissioned by the BBC, has found the corporation particularly partial in its treatment of single-issue politics such as climate change, poverty, race and religion.
It concludes that the bias has extended across drama, comedy and entertainment, with the corporation pandering to politically motivated celebrities and trendy causes.
Michael Moore’s new documentary “Sicko” has been pirated and is now widely available for download on peer-to-peer content sites like www.thepiratebay.org.
Last week, the Oscar winning director announced that he’d decided to stash a copy of “Sicko” in Canada, in case the Federal government decided to impound it over an apparently unauthorized trip to Cuba made during its filming. As it turns out, the hard part won’t be getting the film released, but getting audiences to pay to see it now that its available for free.
A screaming, weeping Paris Hilton was back in the slammer Friday after a judge ordered her to go back to prison to serve out the remainder of her 45-day sentence for a probation violation in a reckless driving case.
Leaving the courthouse, Hilton shouted “It’s not right!”
“Mom!” she called out to her mother in the audience.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has sentenced Paris Hilton to 45 days in L.A. County jail for violating her probation in a reckless driving case. Judge Michael T. Sauer handed down the harsh sentence, telling Paris she will not be allowed work release, furloughs, use of an alternative jail or electronic monitoring in lieu of jail. She must do the time!
An emotional Paris, with tears welling up in her eyes, told the judge moments before the decision “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.” Witnesses inside the courtroom say that Paris’ parents, Rick and Kathy Hilton, were both visibly upset as the sentence was handed down. Kathy, we’re told, was especially distraught.
The judge called out her rep Elliot Mintz in court, describing his testimony as “completely worthless.” He also told Paris that he did not believe that she was unaware of her license suspension, adding that she had paperwork in her car stating that her license was suspended.
A group of 49 Japanese magicians is suing two local television networks for revealing the secrets behind a series of coin tricks in news footage. The case, filed in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday, seeks damages of 1.9m yen (£8,239) from Nippon Television Network Corp and TV Asahi Corp. Magician Shintaro Fujiyama said the broadcasters had “deprived professional magicians of their assets”.
A MALE escort told of his terror last night after claiming he was kidnapped by Boy George.
Auden Carlsen, 28, said: “It’s ironic that his biggest hit was Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? — because I’m sure he did want to hurt me.
“I was convinced I was going to die.”
The Norwegian spoke out as George, 45, was bailed by detectives probing assault and false imprisonment allegations.
Carlsen said he was grabbed by the singer and another man and chained to a wall after the star invited him to his pad in Shoreditch, East London, to pose for photos.
The escort fled in his pants after wrenching the hook from the wall.
An Indian court ordered the arrest of Hollywood star Richard Gere on Thursday for kissing Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty at an AIDS campaign event this month saying it was an obscene act committed in public.
Gere’s repeated kisses on Shetty’s cheeks at an event to promote AIDS awareness in New Delhi sparked protests in some parts of India, mostly by Hindu vigilante groups, who saw it as an outrage against her modesty and an affront to Indian culture.
The order by a court in the northern city of Jaipur came in response to a complaint by a local lawyer.
The judge watched a video recording of Gere kissing Shetty and found him guilty of violating Indian laws against public obscenity, the lawyer, Poonam Chand Bhandari, said.
Actually he’s not quite sure if she’s 11 or 12. He’s angry that she’s not there to pick up his scheduled call. This is nearly Paul Anka territory — “I’m gonna straighten your ass for you… you are a rude, thoughtless little pig.” Except it’s worse. Because, you know, it’s his 11 (or 12? who can know such things?) year old daughter.
No, it’s not about gerbils this time:
Richard Gere’s repeated kisses on the cheeks of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in an event to promote Aids awareness sparked protests in India with demonstrators burning effigies of the actors.
Footage of the Hollywood star sweeping Shetty backwards in a dramatic embrace at the Sunday night event in New Delhi was repeatedly aired on news channels.
Many saw the act as an outrage against Shetty’s modesty and Indian culture, though Shetty herself angrily dismissed the protests as an “over-reaction” that made India look silly.
Groups of men burned and kicked effigies of the actors in protests across India, including in the northern Indian cities of New Delhi, Kanpur, Meerut and Varanasi as well as in the central city of Indore.
Michael Jackson is in discussions about creating a 50-foot robotic replica of himself to roam the Las Vegas desert, according to reports. The pop legend is currently understood to be living in the city, as he considers making a comeback after 2004’s turbulent child sex case. It has now been claimed that his plans include an elaborate show in Vegas, which would feature the giant Jacko striding around the desert, firing laser beams. If built, the metal monster would apparently be visible to aircraft as they come in to land in the casino capital.
Comedian Carol Burnett, angered by her portrayal as a janitor in an adult film store in the animated TV show “The Family Guy,” has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Twentieth Century Fox, the program’s distributor. According to Burnett, 73, she was approached by Fox in mid-2005 for permission to use the theme song from “The Carol Burnett Show” in a “Family Guy” episode. She declined the request. It was then, Burnett alleges in a lawsuit filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, that she became a target of the raunchy Fox show.
All of that Florida sun must be getting to Maine snowbird Roland Fortin. The 91-year-old has laid down a challenge to box fitness guru Jack LaLanne, who’s 92. Fortin, former “cut man” for retired boxing champ Joey Gamache, said the idea for the four-round bout was hatched at the Tropical Gym in Pompano Beach, where Fortin works out during the winter in Florida.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale ran the challenge in a half-page ad that gym owner Troy Eckonen took out for Super Bowl Sunday. The purpose, he said, was to let seniors know it’s not too late to get in great shape like Fortin. “Florida is like the waiting room to the casket,” Ecknonen said.
Michael Jackson had better hold on to whatever money he pocketed in Japan this week during a promotional tour.
I can report today that Jackson will lose his hold on the Beatles catalog and Sony/ATV Music Publishing on May 31, 2008. That date, revealed here for the first time, is known as the “Liquidation Sale” among insiders.
And Jackson knows this. He even hired a famous law firm, White & Case, to evaluate the deal he made with Sony and Fortress Investments when he refinanced his shaky empire last year.
CRAZED Britney Spears tried to HANG herself with a bedsheet before pleading with her estranged husband to give her another baby, we can reveal.
In a week of rehab madness the bonkers beauty wrote the number of the beast, 666, on her shaved head before running round the clinic screaming “I am the Antichrist!” at frightened staff.
“Later that night she tried to kill herself,” a friend told us. “She attached a sheet to a light and tied it around her neck. Paramedics were called, but luckily she was unhurt.”
But within days out-of-control Britney had swung from SUICIDAL to MATRIMONIAL as she told hubby Kevin Federline she wanted to take him back, renew their wedding vows and get PREGNANT.
John Travolta says that if Anna Nicole Smith had followed the teachings of Scientology she’d be alive today.
The “Pulp Fiction” star says that if the late pin-up could have been saved if she had undergone treatment of Narconon, a controversial drug and detox treatment inspired by the writings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Smith and Travolta appeared together in the movie “Be Cool.”
Hat tip to Kara!
When Hollywood madam Jody “Babydol” Gibson was busted eight years ago, word that police had seized her list of celebrity clients stirred intense curiosity in Hollywood — and not a little worry.
The much-anticipated disclosure of famous names never occurred, however. The evidence presented to the jury that convicted Gibson in 2000 of operating an international prostitution ring included phone books and other records in which, prosecutors said, she listed her customers. But authorities blacked out the names in publicly available court records.
Now, their identities are entering the public domain. In “Secrets of a Hollywood SuperMadam,” an autobiography due in bookstores Thursday, Gibson names two dozen celebrities she says patronized her call-girl service.
NBA All-Star Weekend in Vegas was an unmitigated failure, and any thoughts of taking the extravaganza to New Orleans in 2008 are total lunacy.
The game is a sloppy, boring, half-hearted mess. The dunk contest is contrived and pointless. The celebrity contest is unintended comedy. And, worst of all, All-Star Weekend revelers have transformed the league’s midseason exhibition into the new millennium Freaknik, an out-of-control street party that features gunplay, violence, non-stop weed smoke and general mayhem.
Word of all the criminal activity that transpired during All-Star Weekend has been slowly leaking out on Las Vegas radio shows and TV newscasts and on Internet blogs the past 24 hours.
“It was filled with an element of violence,” Teresa Frey, general manager for Coco’s restaurant, told klastv.com. “They don’t want to pay their bills. They don’t want to respect us or each other.”
Las Vegas police are reporting a high number of arrests over NBA All-Star weekend. As of Sunday, nearly 300 people involved in N-B-A-related festivities have been booked into the Clark County Detention Center since Thursday.
On Friday night in Los Angeles, trainwreck pop-starlet Britney Spears walked into a hair salon and — in view of the cameras that have stalked her since adolescence — picked up a pair of clippers and shaved her head. The
25-year-old former Mouseketeer and mother of two then marched her bald head into a tattoo parlor and had a pair of tiny red and pink lips drawn onto her wrist.
The Qantas stewardess who claimed she rejected an amorous Ralph Fiennes on a flight to India has admitted having sex with him in an aircraft lavatory.Lisa Robertson told friends she was a big fan of the British actor and found herself luring him to the cubicle.
But they apparently shared more than a 15-minute fling at 35,000ft.
“I just stood up, reached down for his hand and told him to follow me,” she told friends.
“We went into the toilet and locked the door and off came much of our clothes.”
She said they then had passionate and apparently unprotected sex.
A judge appointed a third-party, neutral lawyer to advise the court over what to do with former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith’s body.
Broward County Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin appointed an attorney who is a neutral party, called an administrator ad litem, on Thursday to talk to all parties and come back with advice on what should be done.
We may not see Kiran Chetry on Fox News Channel anymore.The news update and weekend anchor was in the middle of contract negotiations with the net, but they are no longer interested in matching any other offer she receives, according to a letter sent to her agent this afternoon.
In the letter, legal VP Dianne Brandi says “Chetry is free to leave Fox News prior to March 6 (the natural expiration of the agreement) with no further compensation.”
Why? Because, according to the letter, Chetry’s agent has “treated Fox News with such arrogant disregard that we do not desire to do any further business with you.”
ROBBIE Williams was plunged into depression after his old mates in Take That eclipsed his solo efforts with their hit reunion tour and album. The insecure superstar downed more and more prescription pills to cope as he watched the nation fall in love all over again with the boyband that launched his career. Manic-depressive Robbie was deeply troubled long before he checked into an exclusive Arizona rehab clinic on his 33rd birthday yesterday.
A flight attendant accused of having sex in an aircraft toilet with actor Ralph Fiennes was in hiding last night after being grounded without pay. Other crew members claimed Lisa Robertson had a seven-mile-high fling in business class with The English Patient star.
In yet another major twist in the saga of Anna Nicole Smith, this morning a Bahamian newspaper published two photographs on its front page — showing the former TRIMSPA spokesperson in her bed with the Bahamian immigration minister, Shane Gibson — the same guy who approved her application for permanent residency.
The husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor said Friday that he had a decade- long affair with Anna Nicole Smith and may be her infant daughter’s father. The claim by Prince Frederick von Anhalt comes amid a paternity suit over Smith’s 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn. The birth certificate lists Dannielynn’s father as attorney Howard K. Stern, but former Smith boyfriend Larry Birkhead is waging a legal challenge, saying he is the father.
Hat tip to Kara!
In the minutes following Anna Nicole Smith’s death today, her Wikipedia page went totally postal. A few bits of web-graffiti saved for posterity:
On February 8, 2007, Smith was found unresponsive in a room of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. She was rushed to hospital. A witness told local media that paramedics were pumping her chest when they took her out of the hotel. The also stuck bees in her mouth. BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS  
Sienna Miller and Hayden Christensen treat us to some utterly convincing lovemaking in their new movie, “Factory Girl.” And it’s no wonder: We hear the costars actually coupled on camera.
“It’s not simulated,” an insider tells us. “They’re really doing it.” In the movie, Miller plays doomed Andy Warhol protégé Edie Sedgwick. Christensen plays a folk rocker modeled after Bob Dylan.
TOM Cruise is the new “Christ” of Scientology, according to leaders of the cult-like religion.The Mission: Impossible star has been told he has been “chosen” to spread the word of his faith throughout the world.
And leader David Miscavige believes that in future, Cruise, 44, will be worshipped like Jesus for his work to raise awareness of the religion.
Can we PLEASE have a crucifixion now???
Hat tip to Kara!
A former U.S. Justice Department official disclosed to Arutz-7 that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s advocacy extended beyond the Palestinians, when he interceded on behalf of a Nazi SS man.
“We had an extraordinary piece of evidence against him – a book that was kept by the SS and captured by the American armed forces when they liberated Mauthausen,” Sher said. “We called it the death book. It was a roster that the Germans required them to keep that identified SS guards as they extended weapons to murder the inmates and prisoners.”
More can be found here, including in photograph of the document in question with his writing.
Back in 2003, when Trump was planning his downtown residential tower, he gave about 40 insiders an attractive deal: They could sign contracts to buy condominiums in the Trump International Hotel & Tower at a discount. In some cases they agreed to pay about $500 a square foot. But units in the building, still under construction, are on the market for as much as $1,343 a square foot. That would represent a tidy profit for these early purchasers. Except that Trump has notified them that their agreements are “null and void.”
Former England captain David Beckham sought the advice of his actor friend Tom Cruise before agreeing his big-money move from Real Madrid to Los Angeles Galaxy worth $1 million a week over five years.
“I was on the phone to him (Cruise) for about an hour last night and an hour the night before,” Beckham told reporters on Friday.
Months after he accidentally poked a hole in a Picasso painting, casino magnate Steve Wynn today sued Lloyd’s of London for failing to pay off a $54 million insurance claim. Wynn, who purchased the painting “Le Reve” for $48.4 million in 1997, contends that the painting was worth $139 million when, on September 30, he “accidentally placed a tear” in it while showing the work (pictured at right) to friends visiting his Las Vegas office.