Readers of Vanity Fair, the caviar of celebrity magazines, may already have read this month’s interview with high-end model Gisele Bundchen, aka Mrs. Tom Brady. In the interview, the Brazilian beauty states her devotion to Mr. Brady’s son John, who is a result of* the star quarterback’s previous relationship with Bridget Moynahan. As Gisele told Vanity Fair,
"It's not like because somebody else delivered him, that's not my child. I love him the same way as if he were mine. I already feel like he's my son, from the first day . . . He's my little angel -- the sweetest, most cuddly, loving baby. I feel blessed to have him in my life. I understand that he has a mom, and I respect that. But to me, it's not like because somebody else delivered him, that's not my child -- I feel it is, 100 percent."
In another demonstration of the symbiotic relationship between celebrities and those who make people care about them (those vile fiends), the notoriously flamboyant celeb blogger Perez Hilton celebrated his 31st birthday on Saturday in Los Angeles amidst numerous famous faces.*
Attendees of the b-day event at the Viper Room included Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Spencer Pratt, Amanda Bynes, Salman Rushdie, Tara Reid and Heidi Montag. (Can you spot the odd one out?)
The undisputed highlight of the night came courtesy of pop-pixie Christina Aguilera. Clad in a leopard print body-suit, she wittily serenaded Perez, “happy birthday dear Perezident,” à la Marilyn Monroe.
Back in the 80s, Mickey Rourke was a big-time Hollywood A-lister with legions of fans and mad sex appeal. Then, after numerous on set tantrums and a professional boxing stint, his career took a nose dive. He was marginalized by mainstream Hollywood as “that character actor with the messed-up face.”
Now however, thanks to a stirring (and, in many ways, autobiographical) portrayal of a washed up fighter in The Wrestler, Mickey Rourke is back with a vengeance. As Sean Penn said in his Oscar-acceptance speech, “Mickey Rourke rises again and he is my brother.”
Bring on the honeys. Irson Kudikova, a 26-year-old Russian model and pop star, who three years ago wouldn’t have let Mickey pour her vodka,* is claiming that she and Rourke are now an item. The couple met while filming Iron Man 2, in Moscow.
Judging from this picture, I think it’s a safe bet that Rourke will indeed rise again.
Rapper T.I. started his 1 year prison term today after appearing before Federal court. The rapper, born Clifford Harris, Jr., was charged with buying illegal guns after one of his bodyguards arranged a deal with an undercover cop (a.k.a. snitched) in 2007. Released on $3 million bond, he originally was to be sentenced to 4 ½ years in jail. However, his sentence was reduced to a year behind bars, a $100,000 fine and the task of accomplishing over 1,000 hours of community service.
The rapper documented the completion of the community service on Road to Redemption, a reality show on MTV. He visited over 25 states and spoke at over 58 schools to speak about his ordeals and change a few lives by steering kids from the “gangster” way of life. Nonetheless, there is more good news on T.I.’s side - the rapper could be a free man in as little as 10 months if he manages to maintain good behavior.
Now this is most entertaining. In an effort to attract attention on Google Earth, a satellite program that allows internet users to get a bird’s eye view at any location all over the world, Rory McInnes painted a giant penis on top of his parents $2 million dollar home. Nice.
The 18 year-old Brit apparently saw a special on television about the program and decided to gain a little notoriety by painting a 60-foot phallus on the roof. The drawing managed to stay up there for over a year until a helicopter pilot recently flew over the property, spotted it and began to take pictures. He then contacted the British newspaper The Sun in regards to the painting and the rest is well, history.
One of the biggest homes in America is on the market. Spelling Manor, home of the late Aaron and Candy Spelling, is currently on sale. The Estate, which is definitely one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the entire country right now, boasts 56,500 square feet, over 123 rooms and between 16-23 bathrooms. Now, I bet you’re asking yourself, “Could I ever afford this amazing yet ridiculously large house?” Umm…probably not. Ms. Candy Spelling, who has been the sole occupant of the home for a few years now, is asking a cool $150 million for the real estate gem.
“Because I got high, I forgot to pay. It was stupid. I’m an idiot for that.”
Rapper Method Man is blaming his lack of memory on marijuana. Although recent reports claim the rapper is broke as a joke, he insists he isn’t - despite getting his 2008 Lincoln Navigator repossessed last week. Apparently, the Wu Tang member is over $50,000 behind in taxes. The reason? He was too high to open the mail.
“Myself, I’m a pothead,” he professed in an interview on the set of his new video. “It’s no secret. Everyone knows that. I go on the road and forget everything else. Sure, [the tax department] sent letters to my house saying, ‘We need this money.’ They started sending them in 2002. Here it is, 2009, and I never paid this s— because I don’t think like that!”
"If you really think that Twitter is the pathway to spiritual enlightenment, well...It’s one step away from sending pictures of your poop."
So not everyone jumps on the trend bandwagon in Hollywood. Recently, John Mayer decided to let his feelings be known about the newest internet communication device Twitter that everyone seems to be on (except me - I go against the grain). To be more precise, according to the Twitter website, the tool is , “a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?” Basically, the new and innovative way to B.S. through school and work by learning what useless things your friends and favorite celebs are up to. Gag.
I guess the recession has been hitting everyone - even Hollywood. Isaiah Washington, former Grey’s Anatomy star, has been given an eviction notice. The actor has not made any payments on his multi-million dollar home in 5 months. Needless to say, his rent happens to be a mere $20,000 - leaving him at a debt of $100,000. I can only imagine how much their phone bill is.
Although Washington has appeared on a handful of other shows since being fired from Grey’s Anatomy for making an anti-gay slur at the Golden Globes (smart move), it obviously isn’t enough for him to pay his bills. Nevertheless, that should soon change. The actor has been picked to portray the late Lou Rawls in a big screen flick. Hopefully, he’ll get an advance and play catch up with his rent. If not, there’s always a street corner and an empty coffee cup in NYC for him to tend to.
When coming up with lame excuses for reasons why you are running late for an event, most people stick to explanations within reason: traffic, sickness, and the ever popular convenient forgetfulness. However, rarely does one claim lateness due to a crazy stalker sitting outside their house.
Erykah Badu, R & B singer and baby mother of Andre 3000 of OutKast, had a very strange encounter with a stalker outside of her home. The woman was of course, apprehended by police with pepper spray and eventually arrested, but definitely for a good reason. Over time, the woman had apparently made a few unannounced appearances at Badu’s home and left some very questionable items behind. A sketch book, a pair of blue shutters, a rabbit and the best yet - a toucan were all left on the singer’s lawn.