A veteran press agent assesses the week in ballyhoo.
FAKE FEUD: Desperate for attention after ratings for last year’s duo of big butt (JLo) and big lips (Steven Tyler) began dropping faster than Justin Bieber’s voice, American Idol took a page from the WWE playbook and decided to stage what appeared to be a Read More
Big Apple Idolatry
- Rihanna and Chris Brown were seen making out on the dance floor of Griffin this week before heading into the bathroom together for a steamy session. Guess that restraining order has now been totally dropped? Wonder what she thinks of his neck tat.
- Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have caused Read More
Big Apple Idolatry
- The Amazing Spider-Man’s Andrew Garfield and girlfriend Emma Stone managed to turn an invasion on their privacy into a mitzvah when they used a weekend paparazzo swarm to show off handmade cardboard signs for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation and Gilda’s Club of New York City. Hopefully they weren’t arrested as OWS protestors.
There will not be a single judge returning to American Idol year-over-year; Randy Jackson has been practically axed from the cast, reports TMZ, with his role reduced to that of “mentor.” Mr. Jackson has been with the show since its first season in the summer of 2002; more recent additions Steven Tyler and Jennifer Read More
“My first young experience with the arts was putting on my mother’s Afro wig and singing Michael Jackson songs in the bathroom mirror,” the actor Michael K. Williams reported to The Observer on a drizzly Saturday evening in East Hampton.
We were at Russell Simmons’s house for the 13th annual Art for Life Foundation benefit, Read More
Octavia Spencer, last night’s Best Supporting Actress winner, has more in common with Melissa Leo than Meryl Streep–she’s been a working actress trying simply to get more work, not accolades, since her first role in A Time to Kill in 1996. Some of her roles have included Nurse Jane in Chicago Hope, Nurse in Read More
While it’s been pretty big news today that Ashton Kutcher tweeted #noclass to Penn State’s firing of football coach Joe Paterno (for his part in the scandal involving assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molesting young boys), what’s less known is that Nick Cannon somehow managed to top that in levels of grossness this week.
One day in 2009, Nick Cannon, the rapper and former child performer best known for portraying the likes of “Latanya” the diva-ish convenience store clerk on early-2000s Nickelodeon shows All That and The Nick Cannon Show, as well as for having married Mariah Carey once the acting and music work dried up, arrived at the Viacom offices in Times Square with plan to recapture the adolescent demo that had been his audience.
Punch Drunk Love
Don’t listen to all the reports of economic doom and gloom. The good times are here again! How do we know? Because insane condo parties have returned.
Tony Malkin vs. Mother Teresa
Happy birthday, Mother Teresa! If you were alive, you would be 100 years old—not that anyone’s counting. In fact, instead of talking about how you spent your life helping people in India, everyone is busy either celebrating you or protesting the fact that you’re not being celebrated. Right now, there’s a rally organized by the Read More