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>I Ain’t One To Gossip, But…….

>I knew it wouldn’t take long for Lohan to get her mug, not her mugshot….yet….back in the news.

It seems that Lindsay is because accused of ALLEGEDLY stealing a diamond necklace, and, also ALLEGEDLY the LAPD have asked a Los Angeles judge for a search warrant for the rehab star’s Venice Beach home. They suspect Lohan stole the jewelry, and investigators told the court they have a video of Lohan wearing the missing jewels.
Now, anyone second story man can tell you that you don’t wear the jewels! Lindsay must not have been paying attention in the Burglary 101 class mom Of the year Dina sent her to after rehab #3….or was it 5?
It’s hard to keep track. She’s had more rehab stints than Charlie Sheen has had hookers.
A law enforcement source–and by source, I mean a meter maid on Wilshire–says, “Lindsay is being accused of stealing high-end jewelry, including a necklace. A search warrant was requested Tuesday at the Airport Court to search Lindsay’s house for the item of jewelry in question.”
If the necklace in question is worth more than $5,000, the 24-year-old serial criminal could be charged with a felony. And, let us not forget, that Lohan is still on probation after ALLEGATIONS from a Betty Ford clinic worker who claimed Lohan assaulted her.
I’m sure Lindsay’s lawyer, and her media-whoring Mom, will spin the story that Lindsay was loaned the jewels and, because she is a functional illiterate, thought loaned meant she got to keep them forever and ever!
Seriously, Lindsay, start carrying receipts for everything you own and this might not happen again. And again. And again.


And now, on to our other favorite wacktor, Charlie Sheen.

Although Charlie Sheen checked himself into rehab, then checked himself out, then checked himself into something called home rehab–because that’s where the bowls of coke are–then said he was going back to work instead of rehab, no one really knows how seriously he’s going to take this until the ratings come in for this week’s Two and A Half Men.
A close friend of the wacktor–and by close friend, I mean porn star, prostitute, or drug dealer–says, “If the ratings go through the roof again, as they did after Charlie’s incident in New York, CBS and Charlie will be out again in no time and back to his old ways. However, if the public finally stops rewarding Charlie for his bad behavior, then, and only then, can you expect him to take the situation seriously.”
See, it’s not about Charlie wanting to get help, or about his CBS bosses wanting him to get help, it’s about the money. High ratings mean gold for the network, and also mean Charlie gets a bonus on top of his $1.25 million dollar paycheck for each episode.
Mark Burg, Sheen’s manager, handler, publicity spinner, and an executive producer of Two And a Half Men, says, “Charlie knows he has work to do, and he is looking forward to regaining his sobriety. Charlie hopes to be back at work in the near future, but there is no time frame. Regaining his sobriety is what is most important.”

I love that song! They’ve been singing it for about fifteen years now and think that it never gets old.

File this under: Fire The Dimwit Who Thinks This Is A Good Idea!

Katie Couric, that perky little news minx, is ALLEGEDLY growing tired of being the anchor of the CBS Evening News because she hasn’t been allowed to giggle and smile as much as she likes, what with all these wars, and earthquakes, and politics, messing with her mood, so she might be leaving that sad-sack gig when her contract expires this year.
But, if she leaves the job that pays her $15 million this year alone, where will she go? What will she do?
Well, it seems Katie wants to be Oprah.
No, she doesn’t want to be a Twinkie loving Black woman, she just wants Oprah’s show, and time slot, and, undoubtedly, paycheck.
Sources–and by sources I mean the guy that tapes down Couric’s face to keep her from smiling when she talks about the riots in Egypt–say, “No doubt, Oprah leaving her show is going to cause a huge gap in daytime talk, and the only person who could hope to fill her shoes is Katie Couric. Katie is going to bolt CBS News when her contract expires and start a new chapter of her TV life. Everyone knows she has the talent; now it’s just finding the right show for her to do and surrounding herself with the best people to pull it all together.”
The only person who could hope to fill Oprah’s shoes is Katie Couric? Honey, I’ve seen Oprah’s shoes, and several of us could fill them.
But I digress.
Katie is ALLEGEDLY in talks with her former Today show executive producer, Jeff Zucker, who just stepped down as Universal CEO to start his own production company.

Those sources–and by sources I mean Katie Couric–say, “Nothing would make Jeff happier than to be reunited with Katie and creating a new talk show format that could replace Oprah when she leaves. With the exception of Oprah, are there many people who do a better interview than Katie? You only have to look at her historic interview with Sarah Palin to see how she gets behind the press answers to reveal the real person.”
Historic interview? I think that’s a typo. It should have read hysterical interview.
Oh, Katie, I’m no fan of Winfrey, but you, sir, are no Oprah. my source says.


And I thought the Mel and Oksana business would be the Ugly Story of the Year.
Perhaps not.

It seems that Halle Berry is claiming her baby daddy, Hottie McHottie, Gabriel Aubry is a crazed, jealous man who put their child at risk.
Aubrey says, “I am rubber, you are glue, everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you.”
He’s a model! You were expecting Chekhov quotes?
Halle and Gabriel are now locked in what has turned into the most epic custody war this side of Mia Farrow and woody Allen, over daughter-wife Soon Yi.

Sources–and by sources, I mean the man who reads Mickey D’s menus to Aubrey, and the woman who forced Halle into that butt-ugly Golden Globes dress–say, “While Gabriel was dating someone last year, Halle would call, screaming and swearing at him in a jealous rage.”

And Gabriel is claiming that when he went to London and South Africa with Halle and Nahla last August, where Halle was shooting a movie, she would ALLEGEDLY not return for days, when she was supposed to care for the toddler.
Halle says it’s the opposite; she says Gabriel is petty, jealous and irresponsible, but, in addition to all that, he sometimes forgets he has little Nahla when she’s in his care.
Hmmm, sounds like they’re both a wee bit irresponsible.

Diddy doesn’t mess around when it comes to giving out presents.

The rapper [?], music mogul [?], designer [?], entrepreneur [?], media whore [!!] recently gave his 17-year-old son another Mercedes Maybach for his birthday. Diddy gave the boy the $300,000 Maybach last year, when he turned 16, but then decided that this time his son needed limousine version of the luxury vehicle.
And all because Justin brought his grades up.
Sources–and by sources I mean the people who have to remind Diddy to close his mouth–say, “Justin has turned himself around and is now an honors student, which he wasn’t before.”
Diddy himself says he hopes his son will use the $390,000 car only for special occasions, like his first date. And, Diddy adds, “[L]ike all my kids, he prefers the simpler things than the expensive things. Simple tastes.”
Simple tastes would be, oh, I dunno, like a bus pass, or subway card, but not a car worth nearly half-a-million dollars.
And Diddy thinks that anyone who criticizes him for doling out such lavish gifts to such a young man are doing so because they;re racist.
Um, no, maybe they’re doing it because it seems a bit extreme.

And more Sheen news!
Porn star Kacey Jordan–and aren’t her parent’s proud–made a shocking claim on Good Morning America when she said–in an interview where she was in her fifth minute of her fifteen minutes of fame–that Charlie Sheen asked her to babysit his kids.
Seriously.
Porn-star-babysitter. That’s quite the resume.

But Charlie’s ex–well, one of Charlie’s exes–Denise Richards is fuming. Sources–and by sources, I mean the hacks who are paid to keep Denise Richard’;s name in the press–say Denise has effectively barred Charlie from being alone with daughters Sam and Lola until he completes his stay-at-home-or-go-away-or-go-back-to-work rehab.
The source–working overtime to remind us that it was Denise’s lesbian scene with Neve Campbell that ensconced her into the upper echelon of actresses–says, “Denise has had enough. All this time she has been trying to protect Charlie in the eyes of his daughters, limiting the information they know about his partying ways, but now she knows it’s the girls that need protecting, not Charlie.”
That Denise Richards. She’s like Mother Teresa, with better hair.

Elton John knows Billy Joel is going to “hate him” for it, but he’s Elton and he doesn’t care.

He is publicly speaking out about Joel, his friend and fellow musician, needing to get serious about conquering his alcohol addiction.
Elton John told Rolling Stone that he and his former touring partner had to cancel many shows in the summer of 2009 because of Joel’s sicknesses and “alcoholism.” John said he hopes Joel will opt to “do something better” with his life and go to rehab like he did, with patients cleaning floors and not watching television.”

Joel, like Lohan and Sheen, is a serial rehabber, who has checked himself into treatment centers twice for his alcohol issues. He did two weeks in 2002, and a whole month in 2005.
In 2003, Joel said, “I can abuse alcohol, if the demons get me, I’ll go on a bender. It’s happened to me before. That’s why I went into rehab. I was on a binge. I was on a bender. And I said this is stupid. I gotta stop. And I went and I did stop.:

Until 2005, ALLEGEDLY.
Hopefully Joel will get mad, but maybe mad enough to do something about it.


More Sheen!???!
Perhaps I should retitle my blog I Should Be Charlie Sheen.

It seems that the 911 call that prompted Charlie Sheen’s hospitalization last week has been released. And, on it, we hear the voice of Dr. Paul Nassif–husband of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Adrienne Maloof….small world, isn’t it?–saying, “I just got a call from the residence of Charlie Sheen, from a secretary. Apparently … he’s intoxicated. And he’s saying, ‘Don’t call 911.’ They got him on the phone, and he was very, very intoxicated, also apparently in a lot of pain. It was kind of weird, the phone call I received.”
Sheen was hospitalized and labeled in “serious condition” after an allegedly 36-hour coke-and-whore bender, and is now in rehab, or back at work, or still partying.
Sheen was ALLEGEDLY having a “wild” marathon party with five women prior to the incident, with, ALLEGEDLY, “bricks of cocaine” and buckets of porn stars.
Sheen’s publicist say he was hospitalized for a hernia.
A coke-and-whore hernia?
Still, days after his is-he-or-isn’;t-he-trying-to-sober-up, Sheen ALLEGEDLY text-messaged gossip-site RadarOnline, writing, “I’m fine. People don’t seem to get it…. Guy can’t have a great time and do his job also? Bunch of turds.”
Yeah, he can, until it kills him.

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>I Didn’t Say It…..

>Sir Elton John, on being “fed up” with being a treated like a second-class citizen in the US:

“In this country, we need more dialogue. We don’t need any more stone throwing. We don’t need any more vitriol. We need people to say, ‘OK. I’m straight. You’re gay. Let’s get along. I’m Republican. You’re Democratic. Let’s work together.’ I’m sick and tired of people being hateful to each other in this country Everyone is entitled to have their own beliefs and their own spirituality. The big difference is that the dogma of the church can be so hateful and divisive. It’s stuck in the stone age. We don’t live in the stone age anymore. The church is losing people left, right and center because people are fed up with the rhetoric that they’re giving them.”

I guess becoming a father has pushed Elton out into the pro-marriage, pro-equality spotlight. I remember when he said he didn’t want to get married, and now, well, I think he’s realizing that separate–i.e. civil unions–is not equal.

Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen, on the sin that is homosexuality:

“The scriptures shows that it’s a sin. But you know, I’m not one of those that are out there to bash homosexuals and tell them that they’re terrible people and all of that. I mean, there are other sins in the Bible too…I don’t believe homosexuality is God’s best for a person’s life….”Well, it’s strictly back to what the scripture says. I mean, I can’t grab one part and say God wants you to be blessed and live an abundant life, and not grab the other part that says, you know what? You know, live that kind of life. So it comes back to the scripture. I’m not the judge. You know, God didn’t tell me to go around judging everybody.”

No, God didn’t tell you to go around judging people.
You do that all on your own.

Tiffany, former pop star and one-hit wonder, on dating, and apparently outing, New Kids On The Block member Jonathan Knight:

“He turned gay later. I didn’t do it, but he’s fabulous, though. I had issues with that. I was thinking that I did. But, no….Now looking back while we were dating,” she says. “He was so much fun. We used to do facials together. He was so easy to talk to.”

Oh, Tiffany, honey, no one blames you for making anyone gay, because, well, you can’t do that.
I will however hold you responsible for mall singers, Debbie Gibson, really bad pop music.
And Justin Bieber.

Jason Mraz, on not getting married until everyone has that right: 

“We both feel that in our engagement, we have a union that’s really special and cant be broken. It’s a sacred bond. The wedding would be nice for our family, our friends, our community — our moms especially — and so it puts us in the fight. We can’t get married until [gay] marriage is legal and equal…I think giving people the right to marry will be a huge movement in civil rights.”

It’s nice to have such an ally for the LGBT community, and one who stands by his convictions, and keeps verbalizing them.
I love you, Jason. And when you can get married, I’ll come to your wedding, and you can come to mine. Or, howsabout a nice double wedding?

Michael Musto, on what he sees as the hypocrisy of Calvin Klein:

“Calvin, darling, you’re embarrassing yourself. What’s worse, you’re embarrassing the whole community. You were never really that much of a gay hero in the first place. Remember when you suddenly had a wife because, as AIDS made it uncool to be gay, you took the wussy way out and closeted yourself so you could sell more T shirts and perfume? That was a hideous approach and I screamed my lungs out about it–but it was better than now! Now you’ve hooked up with that almost-21-year-old ex-porn star, Nick Gruber, and you’re fawning over him as if this were real love and not a massive late-life crisis being acted out for the horrified masses. It’s not going to work!”

You know, I’m kinda with Musto on this.
I remember when Calvin Klein got “married” to Kelly, and I kept thinking, Kelly’s a man, right?
Not cool, Calvin.

David Gandy, supermodel, on his tough life:

“People still just think Zoolander, and to come out with your pride and dignity intact is probably quite hard in this business. Now there are younger guys coming in who want to be models. I’m actually proud to say I’m a model now. You pay your dues of not being listened to, but now people are starting to say, ‘Maybe this guy’s onto something.’…Trust me to end up working in the only industry in the world where women get paid more than men, and treated loads better. We’re trying to change that. In the hierarchy of a shoot, you have the photographer, the female model, the stylists, the assistants, then the male model. You are the lowest of the low.”

I love me some David Gandy, but, come on, I imagine there are a lot tougher ways to earn a buck, or several million.

Tea Party supported, Senator Mike Lee, a Utah Repugnant–and I mean repugnant–on the violent rhetoric of the Teabaggers:

The shooter wins if we, who’ve been elected, change what we do just because of what he did.”

The shooter wins if people like Lee stop using violent words and images in their speeches and campaign ads?
No, you moronic fucktard, we win, because we become less about violence and more about civility, which is obviously something the Tea Party and its idiotic minions know nothing about.
They want to quell the speech of anyone who disagrees with them, but retain the right to inflict violence through words on the country.
That is unAmerican.

Porn star Reese Rideout, on being gay for pay:

“I can have sex at work without thinking about the other person because I’m genuinely straight. But gay sex is tough if you’re straight. The first time I shot a scene with another man, it was oral sex, and I couldn’t keep it up because I wasn’t turned on.”

But I’ll bet you sprang a woody when you got that first paycheck, didn’t you?
And I bet you keep springin’ ’em just thinking about the money.
i love that he is genuinely straight but he takes it and gives it from both ends, probably, at times, simultaneously.
Yeah, straight, as in straight to the gay bar.

Christopher Ciccone, on his sister, Madonna, and her, um habit, of dating much younger men:

“I guess if she continues to date all these much younger guys, it could start to look creepy. But I think that a lot of Madonna’s emotional needs are met by taking care of her children; these boyfriends must really be like a kind of distraction for her. She certainly isn’t following societal values, but then again my sister never has and probably never will either.”

Sounds to me like a little green-eyed monster.
Maybe Chris is a little jealous of Madonna’s boy toys.

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>I Ain’t One To Gossip, But……..

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Usually when people win something, a cameraman stops them and asks how they’re going to celebrate the big win, and they say something about going to Disneyworld.
Well, ‘Survivor: Nicaragua’ winner Judson Birza, who was dubbed Fabio for his hair and, perhaps his lack of smarts, should have taken that advice. See, rather than riding the Matterhorn in celebration, Birza went skateboarding in the streets of Santa Monica, which is illegal.

Bad enough, but then he was discovered to be in possession of a, ahem, controlled substance, and I’m fairly certain it wasn’t an E-ticket–I’m showing my age there, show of hands of those who remember the E-tickets at Disneyland?
But then, in addition to being busted for being too old to be illegally skateboarding in Santa Monica, and for possessing some, um, narcotic, or some such, he was also nailed for an unrelated DUI warrant and a probation violation.
When it rains, it pours, and not just in Nicaragua.
Birza was being held on $37,000 bail.
Lucky for him he just won a million bucks, something tells me he’s gonna need it.

You don’t mess with Howard Stern, because he ain’t playin’.

Shock jock, which, for me, has a very different meaning than someone who works in radio, Howard Stern is accusing late-night talk show host, and whiner, and hack, Jay Leno of ripping off his material. Stern took his accusations to Piers Morgan’s CNN show, and announced, “Jay is insane. And Jay is a crook. And the world knows exactly what he’s up to. He steals a tremendous amount of material.”
Big surprise, he stole Conan’s job.
And this isn’t the first time Stern has gone after Leno; in fact, Stern says, “Just the mere mention of Jay Leno’s name makes me to want to vomit,” calling the ‘Tonight Show’ host, “a f**king con man, rip-off artist, no idea motherf**ker*.”
Hmmm, Howard? How do you really feel?
In 2009, Stern also accused Leno of stealing one of his sketch ideas outright. It seems that both hosts invited a chicken–and yes, i mean an actual bird–on their shows to predict football wins for the following week. Stern was less than pleased, saying, “This must be a giant ‘Punk’d’ on me. This guy’s ripped off like ten major things from my show. But the chicken thing we did for years.”
And if you know Howard, like I know Howard, he isn’t going to let this go; it’s good for ratings to keep us this feud, but he is even more annoyed that anyone actually watches Leno: “I don’t know how he’s beaten David Letterman in the ratings. It’s beyond my comprehension. America must be filled with morons who at night lay in bed — the ones who are watching him, they must be in a coma.”
Or dead.
Just sayin’.


Wow, an unplanned, unscheduled trainwreck is one thing, but to bring it back and try to recreate it’s trainwreckedness–i know, not  a word–is another.

LOGO is bringing back that awful, so awful I watch every week to see how really awful it is, not-quite-so-real reality show, The A List.
Apparently the hijinks, and the lowjinks, will return in the fall of 2011 because it ranks as second most-watched series in Logo’s history.
What? I thought it was the Buffy reruns….or the QAF reruns….or the Noah’s Arc reruns…..or the….well, you get the idea.
There will be eleven new, 1-hour episodes picking up right where last season’s crazy left off. We’ll be subjected once again to Reichen and Rodiney’s “relationship,” Austin’s attempts to stir the pot and drink himself more stupid than ever, and Ryan and his husband’s struggle to adopt a child.
Wow. Color me scared.
But color me there.
I do love a trainwreck where no one actually gets hurt.

Oh Christina.
What up girrrrrl?

According to sources–and by sources I mean the team that stuffs Christina into her wardrobe–the songbird, and recent Golden Globe nominee, over-imbibed a little ‘The Hurt Locker’ star Jeremy Renner’s 40th birthday party and gave him a rather, um, unwelcome surprise.
After the party, which was supposedly a celeb-fest, Renner went upstairs to his bedroom and he found the ‘Burlesque’ star sleeping it off in his bed.
According to another source–and by source, I mean the team that keeps the press filled with stories of Renner’s ALLEGED non-gayness–Renner turned the Golden Globes into a Christina storytelling marathon, telling his tablemates: “I run up and open the door and I’m like, ‘Um, hi. What are you doing?’ She just starts slurring. Her boyfriend was rubbing her back. Who comes to someone’s birthday party that they don’t know and gets in their bed? My parents were there!”
Uh oh, a high celeb party with mommy and daddy?
Another source–and by source, I mean bartender–said Christina “acted like a fool. Her boyfriend was shushing her and telling her to go to sleep.”
Renner’s rep says of the incident, “[Christina] was enjoying herself, but she wasn’t in his bed.”
Oh, so she slept it off on the bathroom floor like I used to do?


Julie Newmar was the first.
Michelle Pfieffer was next.
Halle Berry was the worst.

Now, in the new Batman movie, Anne Hathaway is set to don the claws as the new Catwoman, and I’m thinking this is purrfect.
Sorry. Couldn’t resist.
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises director, Christopher Nolan, announced that Hathaway will join Tom Hardy and Christian Bale in his latest ‘Batman’ film: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.”

Tom Hardy, hunk-a-licious Tom Hardy, who also appeared in Nolan’s last film, Inception, will play Batman’s nemesis Bane, but Anne Hathaway was always on Nolan’s shortlist of actresses–which included Jessica Biel [seriously?] and Keira Knightley–as Catwoman.

While we have seen our Catwoman’s in several Batman films, this is only the second time Bane will appear in the franchise. The character was last seen as Poison Ivy’s muscleman in Batman & Robin in 1997.
Hmm, Anne Hathaway? I’m there.
Christian Bale and Tom Hardy? I’m there and happy as a lark.

Elton John and David Furnish seemingly have everything.
Luxury. Each other. A fabulous life. And a new baby boy.

But, still, Elton is unfulfilled. but he doesn’t long for more jewel-encrusted glasses or wackaddoodle suits. What Elton wants, more than anything, is for gay couples to have the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts.
At a recent fundraiser to overturn Proposition 8, new Daddy Elton had some choice words for those who oppose gay marriage: “I think I have it all. I have a wonderful career, a wonderful life. I have my health, I have a partner of 17 years, and now I have a son. I don’t have everything because I don’t have the respect of people like the church or like politicians who tell me that I’m not worthy, that I’m lesser because I’m gay, well f**k you!”
Elton then proceeded to put his money where his mouth is, and performed for the crowd, helping to raise more than $3 million dollars to fight hate, but he was still angry, and voiced his fury over the disparity between his rights and those of other parents.
“Here I am sitting with a wedding ring and I’m with my partner and we have a son, but we couldn’t get married. We have a right to be recognized as a human being. We have to fight the good fight. And we will win.”
Amen, Elton.


And, speaking of gay couples, though a couple not as happy as Elton and David, Melissa Etheridge revealed that she is dating Linda Wallem, the creator of Nurse Jackie, and Melissa’s ex-girlfriend Tammy Lynn Michaels is none too happy about it.
Someone needs to build a bridge. 

While Etheridge and Wallem have been best friends for years–Wallem even served as “Best Man” at Michaels and Etheridge’s wedding in 2003–they did not become a couple until a few months after Etheridge and Michaels split, appearing in public for the first time last August.
That’s right. Melissa and Tammy Lynn split up almost a year ago, and Melissa began dating Linda over the summer, but Tammy Lynn is not happy, and not silent, about it.
Tammy Lynn has a blog, and writes what many consider to be long, rambling ‘poems’ where she rips into Etheridge’s new relationship, and even accused Etheridge of cheating on her during their marriage–which ended officially in April 2010.

In one such poem, Tammy Lynn says, “i moved out November 23rd 2009 / she said it would help / i was convinced it would / too and i trusted there was / no one else / i didn’t know / there was someone moving in / as i was moving out.”
She continues, “three weeks later a box of new toys / was delivered and her assistant brought / it to my rental house as a mistake / i opened it / and that’s when i felt something was up / i called her / “i have your new d***s on my kitchen counter?”
Michaels also says that she didn’t realize their split was final until she listened to Etheridge’s new album, “I understood / oh / you don’t want to work it out / oh you already have someone in the wings / oh you already have pined for another / oh you are done here.”
She also goes on to attack the reported relationship in PEOPLE, “since april of 09? Mmm / one of my little sweet peas told me otherwise much / earlier than that, Pooper magazine / they should have shut the bedroom door.”
Etheridge’s response to her ex’s poem?
“I do not comment on haikus.”
Ouch.
Oh, Cameron, you say the most shocking things.
Now she’s telling the story of her days as a bad-assed girl living in “the LBC”–Long Beach California.
And she talks of her high school daze, where she distinctly remembers one student, Snoop Dogg: “He was very tall and skinny, wore lots of ponytails on his head. And I’m pretty sure I bought weed from him — I had to have.”
Cameron Diaz? Buying weed?
In high school?
Yeah, I think what she actually means is that she bought weed from Snoop just the other day, behind a Starbucks on La Cienega.
Well, well, Mel.
Looks like prosecutors are ready to file criminal charges against Mel Gibson.

Anti-Semite, homophobe, misogynist, religious wingnut.

Gibson’s lawyer, Blair Berk, ALLEGEDLY met with LA Deputy District Attorney John Lynch for nearly two hours, reportedly attempting to convince authorities not to prosecute Gibson. i imagine there was some begging, the offer of free tickets to Gibson movies for life, and the presentation of a boxed set of Mel Gibson’s best work; and by best work, I mean his vicious telephone rants and the tapes of him talking to sugar tits the first time he was arrested.
Quite the package.

Still, the pleadings seemed to have fallen on deaf ears, and sources–and by sources I mean everyone Gibson has ever said anything racist or bigoted about–say Melvin will almost definitely be charged. The charges stem from Gibson hitting ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, mother of his 14-month-old daughter, Lucia, and he will be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony.
Oh, let’s do the world a service and make it a felony? Gibson could face up to four years in prison; a misdemeanor could land him up to a year.I like the idea of four Mel-free years.
Melvin, however, will not go quietly. His team has subpoenaed Grigorieva’s ex-bodyguard, Kristian Herzog, who was present at nearly all of Grigorieva’s meetings with her lawyers, only he isn’t bound by attorney-client privilege.
Still, the District Attorney has a very strong case, there is a lot of information that the public and Mel Gibson are unaware that the DA has, such as Gibson’s own court testimony about the alleged abuse: “I slapped Oksana one time with an open hand in an attempt to bring her back to reality. I did not slap her hard, I was just trying to shock her so that she would stop screaming, continuing shaking Lucia back and forth.”
Gibson maintains he never hit Grigorieva with a closed fist. “I did not ever punch her in the face or in the temple or anywhere else, not then or at any other time.”
He just slapped her while she was holding a baby.

Felony!

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>Elton Had A Baby So The BBC Interviewed A ‘Kill The Gays’ Supporter

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Elton John and his partner David Furnish had a baby via a surrogate mother.
And, apparently all hell broke loose.
It seems that Andrew Pierce, some English columnist, feels the Furnish-John’s had a baby because they wanted a new accessory, a new plaything. God forbid they had a baby for the same reasons most couples do, because they want to be parents.
People gossiped about the round-the-clock nannies, and the special renovations being done at Elton’s Los Angeles penthouse to create the most dazzling nursery ever. But, I wonder here, if Elton and David were a straight couple using surrogacy, a straight couple with loads of money to raise the child in the lap of luxury, would we be raising such a fuss?
It’s 2011, people, let’s stop qualifying people by their sexual orientation. Let’s talk about parenting, or coupling, or creating a life together, without making noise about the so-called differences between the straight way and the gay way.
And, while we’re at it, let’s take a good long look at the media, not just here in our country, where the New York Post lauded Elton and his “wife”for having a baby, but also let’s peek at the BBC, who decided to make their coverage of the Furnish-John baby a little more balanced by including an interview with a supporter of state sponsored execution of gay men in its coverage of the birth.
Really? To make a story of two men who want a child, to raise a child, to nurture a child, more fair and equitable, you include information about killing gay people?
This, murder, is fair?
See, back on the 28th of December, the BBC’s News at Six bulletin ended with the story of Elton John and David Furnish’s first child. There were no interviews with the new fathers, just news of the birth, followed by one interview, with Stephen Green, of right-wing group Christian Voice; Green is someone who has in the past supported the death penalty for gay men.
Birth of a child? Execution of gay men?
I must be missing the point. Or, is the BBC missing the point?
When does this end? Where is the joy over the news of a child being born, without the instant stigma and blatant homophobia and bigotry because the child is born to a gay couple?
I long for the advancement of equality for LGBT people, where we can have a child, or not have a child, marry, or not marry, live where we choose, work where we choose, walk down a street without fear of attack or harassment simply for being LGBT.
But we’ll never achieve that equality when a fair and balanced news story about a gay couple, famous or nor, having a child, includes interviews with people who wish to see gay men put to death.

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>Free Opinions, No Waiting

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Well, I had a follow-up visit with the doctor for my Shingles, and it was, all in all, a good report. It’s been roughly two-and-a-half-weeks since they began, and I am getting better every day.
The scabs on my face are dropping like flies, although the original one, right above my right eyebrow, is taking it’s sweet time to depart. I have been off work since the 17th of December due to the fact that Shingles is contagious, but more importantly due to the fact that i look like someone took a baseball bat to my head. I should be able to return to work next week–fingers crosses, and I can’t believe I’m saying that but I am bored out of my mind.
I have one more follow-up in two weeks, though, and hopefully, this madness will be nothing but a dim memory.


That wacky Pat Robertson believes god sent the blizzard to the northeast because god wanted to keep the gays from going out and doing gay things.
Note to Pat: We can stay in and do gay things.
Note # 2 to Pat: What about the straight folks that were hampered by the blizzard? Was god pissed at them because they were gonna do straight stuff?
Seriously, anyone who finds this wingnut even remotely Christ-like needs to have their faith examined.


Mama Grizzly Bore is talking again about her gaffe over the summer when she Tweeted the here-to0-fore non-existent word “refudiate.” On her “reality” show, AKA paid political program, she  maintained that it was a typo, that her hand slipped off the ‘p’in repudiate and landed on the ‘f’ key.
Sound logic except for the notion that the ‘p’ nowhere near the ‘f’ key unless you have thumbs the size of a loaf of bread, or you’re just a dumbass.
I think MGB falls into the later, since before the ‘refudiated’ Tweet, she actually used the word ‘refudiate’ on Faux News.
Stupid is as stupid does.



I saw a bit of The Kennedy Center Honors the other night. Paul McCartney was honored, along with Bill T Jones, Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman and, well, Big Fat Headed Oprah.
All the tributes were fun and joyous. The McCartney one was filled with old Beatles tunes, and the Jerry Herman salute was all Broadway all the time, and featured my Boyfriend-In-My-Head, Matt Bomer. The Bill T Jones tribute was a spectacular salute to dance and choreography and triumph of will. Merle Haggard, well, I am not much of a fan, but a little Sheryl Crow with Willie nelson was a welcome treat.
The there was O.
Sitting up in the balcony like a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon. Bloated and egotistical, and responding to the tribute like it was expected, and deserved, and not an honor.
The sheer ego of that woman is obnoxious. But, she did trot out her beard, Steadman, while her husband Gayle was seated down on the main floor with the common folk.


Lots of ignorant people, and by ignorant people, I mean the New York Post, commenting on Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, becoming parents on Christmas Day. The Post actually titled their story, “Elton & Wife Proud Dads.”
Ignorance.
And then Andrew Pierce, some wingnut columnist, decided to take Elton John  to task for having the child, via surrogate, because he knows that Elton only wants the child as an accessory, and only wants the child for show. He even went so far as to mock the child’s name: Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John.
Hey people? Maybe Elton and David wanted to be parents, and that’s all.

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>I Didn’t Say It………

>Chad Allen, on coming out:

“I have long held the belief that those of us who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender have been given an extraordinary gift. We are forced to go inside ourselves and determine, once and for all, that we are good. If we have anything at all to give the world, we are going to find it somewhere along that journey.”

Nicely put, Chad.
And it’s true, for those of you still not out, to know, that you are okay, and you are loved, and you do have a family.
Even if we’ve never met, we are a family.

Dan Savage, on the White House’s posting of an “It Gets Better” message from Brian Bond, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Engagement:

 “Fuck you, you pack of co-opting cowards. Seriously. You can do a more than offer hope. You have the power to make it better. Right now. Suspend enforcement of DADT. Don’t appeal the decision by a federal judge that declared DADT unconstitutional. Stop defending DOMA in court. Keep your promises. Make it better. And if you’re not going to keep your promises or do what you can to make it better, White House, then you could at least have the simple human decency to shut the fuck up.

“State-sanctioned discrimination against LGBT people legitimizes the kind of anti-gay attitudes and beliefs that lead directly to anti-gay bullying at the ballot box and anti-gay bullying in schools. You can do more. Enough with the speeches. Enough with the pretty words—particularly lifted ones. Fuck you.”

Dan’s anger is contagious, and I think he has a valid point.

Why, when he could be doing so much more, does the Obama Administration want to ride on someone else’s coattails.

How about leading for a change?
That would be the example.

American Family Association wingnut Bryan Fischer, on the Tennessee fire department that watched a family’s house burn to the ground because they had not paid the annual $75 fire protection fee:
“The fire department did the right and Christian thing. The right thing, by the way, is also the Christian thing, because there can be no difference between the two. The right thing to do will always be the Christian thing to do, and the Christian thing to do will always be the right thing to do. If I somehow think the right thing to do is not the Christian thing to do, then I am either confused about what is right or confused about Christianity, or both. In this case, critics of the fire department are confused both about right and wrong and about Christianity. And it is because they have fallen prey to a weakened, feminized version of Christianity that is only about softer virtues such as compassion and not in any part about the muscular Christian virtues of individual responsibility and accountability.”

I had no idea that the “Christian” thing to do was to do nothing.
I thought Christianity was about helping your fellow man, loving your fellow man.
Not standing idly by and watching his house burn to the ground.
If that’s Christianity, y’all can have it.
I’ll stick with compassion.

Joan Collins, on beauty:

“I have to say, there aren’t that many good looking actresses around today. I mean, there’s Angelina Jolie and there’s… Angelina Jolie. Jennifer Aniston is cute, but I wouldn’t call her beautiful. She’s no Ava [Gardner] or Lana [Turner]. I think that is why Cheryl Cole is so popular, because she is just so pretty and the public are starved of gorgeous people. When I was young, everybody on screen was gorgeous.”

Joan Collins on beauty?
The woman never met  a plastic surgeon she didn’t command to nip or tuck her.

She’s the last person to be discussing what is beautiful.

Elton John, on LGBTQ bullying:

“People were saying gays should be beaten up, we’re not part of God’s universe. What kind of mentality is this? When I first came here, it was such a loving country. It’s never been in a more horrible place. This is not the America I love. We’ve come so far, with a black president, it’s mystifying that this can still be going on. Jesus Christ taught tolerance. That’s the example we should follow. We should forgive, understand, be compassionate. We’re not all the same. Thank God! It would be so boring.”
This is the Elton John of whom I am a fan.

Simple, honest, straightforward.
But then…….

Elton John [again]. on singing at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding:

“We talked a lot before I did it, and I was surprised how much I liked (him). If I had done it just for the money, I could have seen 40 years of my reputation go down the tube. As a gay man, I felt it my duty to find out what this guy thought. I did that before I played there. I felt there was a real reason for me going. I said, ‘I suppose you’re wondering what the fuck I’m doing here,’ and they collapsed in laughter. It took the heat off. I said, ‘I’m probably the most famous gay man in the world. I’m coming in peace. Please, let’s not say people are horrible because they’re different. That’s not acceptable in this day and age.’ It was a good audience. There’s much more of a person in there than the public knows. I believe dialogue is a way forward. Come on, what era are we living in?”

What kind of “dialogue” did you have, Elton? See, because I have yet to see Limbaugh change his views on the LGBT community, DOMA, DADT.
I think the dialogue went like this:
Rush: My third-fourth-fifth wife loves your music and she wants you to sing at our wedding even though I think you’re less than.
Elton: I’ll do it for a boatload of money.

Rush: Here’s the check.

Elton: My soul is worth 4 million bucks!

Christine O’Donnell, on the recent ruling repealing DADT:

“A federal judge recently ruled that we have to overturn Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. There are a couple of things we need to say about that. First of all, judges should not be legislating from the bench. Second of all, it’s up to the military to set the policy that the military believes is in the best interest of unit cohesiveness and military readiness. The military already regulates personal behavior in that it doesn’t allow affairs to go on within your chain of command. It does not allow it you are married to have an adulterous affair within the military. So the military already regulates personal behavior because it feels that it is in the best interest of our military readiness. I don’t think that Congress should be forcing a social agenda on to our military. I think we should leave that to the military.”

So, allowing gays to serve in the military would lead to people having sex with their commanders, and people committing adultery.
Oh, Christine, you give us too much power.
You’re the witch, dear.
Actually, you’re the ill-informed, illiterate wingnut bitch, dear.

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>I Didn’t Say It….

>Liev Schreiber, on being called “the best actor of his generation, by The New York Times:

“Well, how can you argue with The New York Times? Look, I have a different perspective, but I’m glad they have theirs. Really glad. But if you’re going to accept that, you also have to be prepared to accept when someone calls you ‘the somnambulistic Mr. Schreiber with a head the size of a watermelon,’ which someone actually wrote once. I had to look up somnambulistic. It means someone who puts you to sleep. So if you’re going to be okay with being the best stage actor of your generation, you also have to be okay with being the boring guy with the watermelon head.”

Hot.
Talented.
Self-deprecating.
Love.Him.

Anne Rice, auther of Interview With The Vampire, among others, on quitting Christianity because she supports the LGBT community:
“For those who care, and I understand if you don’t: Today I quit being a Christian. I’m out. I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being ‘Christian’ or to being part of Christianity. It’s simply impossible for me to ‘belong’ to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. For ten …years, I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else.
In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control. I refuse to be anti-Democrat. I refuse to be anti-secular humanism. I refuse to be anti-science. I refuse to be anti-life. In the name of …Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen.”

It is quite funny how many people, mostly so-called Christians, who equate being Christian with being Christ-like, when they are not at all alike.

Elton John, speaking from the stage at a concert in Tucson, on a boycott of Arizona:
“We are all very pleased to be playing in Arizona. I have read that some of the artists won’t come here. They are fuckwits! Let’s face it: I still play in California, and as a gay man I have no legal rights whatsoever. So what’s the fuck up with these people?”

Um, Elton, you do-anything-for-a-paycheck musical whore?
What the fuck is wrong with people is that they want to stand up against discrimination and racial profiling. Not everyone is out to make the most money, and will do so by selling their soul to the highest bidder.
That, Sir, would be you, and that makes you the “fuckwit”.

Cyndi Lauper, on the Bush/Cheney regime:
“The past – this year’s getting a little better, but the past eight years, it was so dark. [I]t was like a fire sale, just before Obama came in … And then this guy goes in and it’s ‘his fault.’ But it’s not his fault – it’s the other two. The criminals that never got charged. I can’t say enough how upsetting that was. I can’t. And the way he would go on television – that George Bush, and speak hate. I mean, just unabashed hatred.”

Cyndi, you are more than just an icon for the LGBT community, you are an icon for everyone.
Let’s stop blaming the new guy and remember who left this mess for Obama to clean up.

Amy Fisher, on her decision to become a porn star:

“Our society loves sex. It feels so good and we should enjoy it. Sex is beautiful, powerful, and simply put, no one has the right to tell me what I can or can not do with my own private parts. This time, I get to make the choices on what kind of movies I want to make, and I am excited to work with Dreamzone to make my dreams a reality.”

Of course, it doesn’t have anything to do with her insatiable need to be in the spotlight.
Just think kiddies, shoot the woman who’s married to your lover in the head and go to prison and then get out and write a book and become a porn star.
Fame is fun.

Tom Hardy, Inception co-star, admitting he has dabbled in sexual relations with guys:
“Of course I have. I’m an actor for f*ck’s sake. I’ve played with everything and everyone. I love the form and the physicality, but now that I’m in my thirties, it doesn’t do it for me. I’m done experimenting but there’s plenty of stuff in a relationship with another man, especially gay men, that I need in my life. A lot of gay men get my thing for shoes. I have definite feminine qualities and a lot of gay men are incredibly masculine. A lot of people say I seem masculine, but I don’t feel it. I feel intrinsically feminine. I’d love to be one of the boys but I always felt a bit on the outside. Maybe my masculine qualities come from overcompensating because I’m not one of the boys.”

Open.

Honest.
Hot.
Me like.
President Obama, on why he didn’t get an invitation to Chelsea Clinton’s upcoming wedding:
“I was not invited to the wedding because I think Hillary and Bill, properly, want to keep this thing for Chelsea and her soon-to-be husband. You don’t want two presidents at one wedding! All the secret service, guests going through [metal detectors], all the gifts being torn apart.”

That’s the same reason I wasn’t invited.
As President [okay…..and sole member] of the Smallville Gay Men’s Garden Club, perhaps the Clinton’s didn’t want to bother with the extra security.
Mostly, though, I think it’s because, like Dominique Devereaux Carrington once said on Dynasty, “I don’t share a room with my clothes.”
Joan Rivers, on happiness:
“Look, nobody is 100% happy. I’m 93% happy which means that I am very lucky. I think anyone who gets to even 60% should be glad. You know what a good day is for me? I get a call from Melissa and she’s doing fine. I get a call from my grandson and he’s happy. I get a call from my accountant and he tells me I’m OK. That’s a good day.”

I’d say 93-percent is good.
A lotta folks stuck below the 60% mark.

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