Saturday, February 14, 2009

Angelina Jolie is Creeped Out By Octuplets Mom

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Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is said to be 'creeped out' by octuplets' mother Nadya Suleman after she received several admiring letters from her. Sources close to Angelina said the 33-year-old Suleman had written to Jolie praising her support of children and gushing about how talented she was. She is said to be irritated by Suleman - and particularly by rumors claiming the single mother had facial surgery to make her look more like her.

Friends of Suleman said she had altered her appearance to look like Jolie. The source was quoted as saying: "It is clear this woman needs psychological help. It's one thing to clip out a celebrity's photo from a magazine and ask your hair stylist to copy that cut. Who hasn't done that? But to have a nose job, have collagen injections in your lips and start talking like Angelina - that's over the top."

Suleman has set up a website to solicit donations for her children after controversy over their birth two weeks ago appears to have put many sponsors off. She launched a website yesterday, encouraging readers to give her money via credit cards and send parcels. The American mother, who already receives a raft of state handouts to care for her growing brood, also left a message to well-wishers. "We thank you for the love and good wishes sent to us from around the world".

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Miss Suleman has three disabled children
Despite previously insisting that she will not be claiming benefits, her publicist confirmed that she already receives food stamps and child disability payments to help feed and care for her six other children.

The more news that keeps coming out about this lady the more I think that she does really need help. I believe she did have these children to possibly get a t.v. show like it was reported. It seems to be the case, why else would she start a website to collect money from people. This woman makes me so angry-How do you guys feel about her?

Jessica Simpson's New Clothing Line


Jessica Simpson is set to turn her weight gain into a career opportunity.

She has revealed plans to launch her own fashion line for curvy women. She has created clothing to help women of all shapes avoid feeling 'frumpy.' She told In Style magazine: "I want to create clothes that flatter every figure".

Jessica promises:
"I know how a dress can make you feel so frumpy. I promise mine won't."
"I know what flatters a woman, and trust me, I've been judged a lot in my life."
"By now I know what works if you're curvy."
"If my clothing and accessories make you feel great and let you walk proud and tall - in big, big platform shoes - then I'm happy."

I'm glad she isn't letting the media get to her. She is not fat at all-she has beautiful womanly curves that would make most women jealous. I'm happy that even since she has gained a little bit of weight, she is turning around and making the most out of the situation.

Police Investigate Past Incidents With Rihanna and Chris

Police are investigating allegations that Rihanna may have been injured by her boyfriend Chris Brown in the past. Los Angeles detectives are looking into an alleged history of violence between the pair following the pre-Grammy night.

One incident they are investigating is when she wore an eye patch. Rihanna said that she suffered a scratched cornea and had to wear the patch, which she incorporated into her stage costume when she performed at the 2008 American Music Awards. Police are hesitant to believe that story.


A police has said: "We’re investigating if her eye injury could have been caused by Brown.There could be an innocent explanation - but police believe Rihanna has previously refused to make complaints against Brown."

She is now being asked about her past injuries and is beginning to open up about incidents in their relationship. Another police source told the paper: "We’re talking to her friends and management, who say she’s appeared with mysterious marks or injuries before, but always refused to explain what happened." Reports also claim Rihanna was spotted with a bruise on her neck in December – but the singer did not explain how she got it.

Brown had flown to Las Vegas after being released from jail and appears to have changed his status to "single'" on his private Facebook page, suggesting the pair have officially split.

He also wrote the following update, which appears to imply the allegedly battered Rihanna isn't entirely innocent: 'You'll begin to see her true colors. Believe it!'

Other stars/friends of the two have been speaking out as well. Rihanna's mentor Jay-Z is said to be furious. A source said that Jay 'hit the roof' when he heard about it.

On chat show Last Call With Carson Daly, rapper T.I. revealed he had spoken to Brown. He said: "I spoke to him today. He's cool, you know. He's a little concerned about the situation, but he's still the same Chris. I told him, "This too shall pass."'

Rihanna's former tour mate, Kanye West told E! News: "I don't want to speak more into the specifics with that situation, but all I'll say is it's just so devastating. I feel like, just as a person, I don’t care how famous she is or even if she just worked at McDonald's, that should never happen. It should never come to that place."

I just can't believe Chris Brown wrote on his site about waiting to see her true colors. Who cares-even if she is the craziest girl in the whole world, you still never touch her. At least now it seems Rihanna is cooperating, since they had feared that she would back out, as most victims of domestic type violence do.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Salma Hayek Helps A NewBorn Baby


While Salma Hayek was on a charity mission to war devastated Sierra Leone, she was confronted with a very hungry new born. Much to the astonishment of the camera crew accompanying her on the trip, the star took the seven-day-old boy to her own breast and fed him.

"The baby was perfectly healthy, but the mother didn't have milk," she said. "He was very hungry. I was weaning my daughter Valentina, but I still had a lot of milk that I was pumping, so I breastfed the baby."

The resulting footage has sparked widespread controversy because it's so unexpected to see a glamorous, pampered movie star scoop up a tiny, disadvantaged bundle and nurse the child as if he were her own.

As far as Salma, her actions boiled down to the very basics of survival. She had milk to give the baby and the child's mother did not.

"The women had no idea who Salma was and her offer was made in a deeply emotional context. The day before, we had witnessed a baby die in hospital and we were surrounded by women who were struggling to feed their children and keep them healthy, so she just quietly sat there and nursed the baby."

"What she did was a beautiful thing. A moment of maternal instinct that has captivated the world."

But her actions have also reignited the fierce and emotive debate about wet nursing, a practice which does not sit comfortably with modern motherhood at all. In the world today 'shared feeding', as it's known, is widely considered inappropriate at best and dangerous at worst, due to the risk of passing on HIV or Hepatitis C.

I think that what Salma did is what makes her a "real" person. She didn't care that she was some big time actress, she saw a starving child and did what she could to help it. If only everyone in the world was as thoughtful and caring as her..

Lego Goes Hi-Tech!!!


Images of the world's first Lego mobile phone have been leaked on the internet. Lego has been trying to enter the digital age and is planning to release a range of themed gadgets including a camera, MP3 player and walkie-talkies, as well as the cell phone.

The brightly colored Alcatel phone has been styled to look like as if built of red, blue and yellow Lego bricks. It has interchangeable pieces so you can keep changing the colors of your cell phone.

Any decision to use Lego to promote mobile phones to children would be highly controversial, given concerns about the impact of the technology on developing brains. But Lego is hoping to tap into the trend for hi-tech toys among children.

The company has formed a partnership with Las Vegas firm Digital Blue to manufacture a range of Lego-based electrical goods which are a world away from its traditional toy bricks. The fully functioning range of gadgets also includes alarm clocks and a so-called 'boom box' - an all-in-one CD and radio player. Digital Blue boss Tim Hall said: 'The line features fully functional digital cameras, MP3 players, walkie-talkies and USB drives that appear to be built from classic Lego bricks. "We're extremely proud to team up with Lego, a highly regarded brand among generations of parents and kids throughout the world."


The new products are aimed for children aged between 7 and 11. The full range is set to hit British stores this summer and items will cost between £14 and £40. Exact specifications have yet to be released.

Jill Wilfert, vice-president of licensing for Lego Group, claimed the new initiative to embrace gadgets would inspire young children. "Our entrance into the youth electronics space will enable our fans to express themselves through photos, videos and music, while displaying their enthusiasm for one of the world's all-time favorite toys", she said.

"It will help bring the Lego brand to life in an all-new way for its fans."

Rihanna Moving On After The Fight...


More information along with this picture has been released about Rihanna and Chris Brown's fight. E! has said Rihanna has told detectives that Chris choked her and then threatened to kill her during the incident.

Some unnamed police sources have offered up new details about why this all happened. Apparently while driving Rihanna home from Clive Davis's party, Chris received a text message-A very sexually explicit message. “He got a booty call. He got a text. Rihanna saw it and she got upset. They started to argue,” says the source. People magazine is reporting that Rihanna has the code to access Brown’s texts and has been checking them obsessively for messages from other women. So my original posting was correct in the speculation that it was Rihanna's jealousy that started the whole thing.

So she freaks out about the text and slaps him. Chris then reportedly pulls over his rented Lamborghini and Rihanna somehow managed to grab the keys and toss them out of the window. That’s when Brown lost it.

One source said, “She got out of the car. He wanted her to get back in, so he grabbed her. She pulled away. That’s when she’s told people he hit her.” “He reportedly exited the car and tried in vain to find the keys, then grabbed Rihanna’s neck and began choking her, saying, ‘I’m going to kill you!’”

Rihanna had also told police that she lost consciousness and when she awoke, Chris was gone. The responding officers were so concerned about her injuries, they drove Rihanna to the hospital in their squad car instead of waiting for an ambulance.

“Chris has been trying to contact her. So far she hasn’t taken his call,” says a source.

Rihanna has since canceled a second show overseas. At the most recent show, the tour promoter announced, “an assault case involving Rihanna’s boyfriend.” Earlier this week, Rihanna’s grandmother told Barbados’ Daily Nation newspaper, “I don’t want people to worry. Rihanna is fine and she is doing well.” Her grandmother also denied claims that Rihanna has a broken nose.

So far Chris Brown hasn't said anything publicly about the incident. All we know about whats going on with him is that Wrigley's has suspended its ads that feature Chris. The people at "Got Milk" have canceled his ads saying, “We are taking the allegations against Chris Brown very seriously, We are very proud and protective of the image of the Milk Mustache campaign and the responsible message it sends to teens. Mr. Brown’s ad … is scheduled to end this week.” In my city(Philly) on the radio stations they have been having fans call in, asking them whether or not they should continue to play his music. Most of them have said to keep playing it until an outcome is reached-Following the age old "Innocent until proven guilty" motto. We will find out March 5th-when Chris is due back in court.

What do you guys think? Will you continue to buy/listen to his music if he is found guilty?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Meet The Jerk-Part 2

In part 1, I didn't mention what Stephens wife's job was. She is a weight loss consultant. Apparently after all his attacks on overweight people, her job is taking a hit as well. She issued an apology on her blog, then deleted it and posted a new one. In it she said that her husband needed to get "professional help". Now if you go the site the whole site is gone-It's very strange. Her apologies can be found here . There at the bottom of that page-they were just too long for me to post both of them on here. I know I didn't really discuss his wife at all but surprisingly she wasn't bad-I have no idea how she is married to him because they seem so different. The only "odd" thing that she did say was basically that she wasn't happy being an American- She was just born here, it wasn't her choice.

Since the show aired so many other things have happened. Internet message-boards went even crazier than usual, posting Fowler's home address, which in turn prompted him to threaten to sue the website where it had appeared. Someone launched a stephen fowler sucks website, which I highly recommend you check out. San Francisco's Craigslist Rants and Raves section has a whole thread dedicated to how much they hate him-you can check it out here.

He was also part of Fulcrum Funds, Pacific Environment and Forest Ethics groups which some of the public found out about and took to writing to these companies about how outraged they were for having him as an employee/board member. Since then Stephens name has been removed from the website. It's unclear whether he has gotten fired, resigned or this is simply a temporary measure until most people have forgotten about this. He had to remove his facebook profile, his linkedin profile and his current business endeavor (terranova, the website). His wife lost out to promote herself and her weight loss business on TV, wasn't that the purpose of going on TV in the first place? She had to explain to all her weight loss clients why her husband makes fun of overweight people on a national TV show. His wife's business activities gets lots of, well, not so positive reviews on many review type websites. Her podcasts on i-tunes are experiencing the same fate. For going on the show they get $50,000..I'm not sure if having you and your wife's career thrown away, your friends and neighbors hating you, lots of people who don't know you also hate you is really worth it. At least to me it isn't. Then again this guy is all about the money so who knows.

Anyway the reason I even mentioned this guy in the first place was because I didn't realize such narrow minded, arrogant people still existed. He made me so angry, I wish I was there and could of given him a piece of my mind and my fist. Since I couldn't be, this is the next best thing-continuing to spread his name out there and what a horrible, awful person he is. Did anyone watch this episode? Or hear about it in the news? Let me know what you guys think of him!!

Meet Stephen Fowler aka The World's Biggest Jerk-Part 1

Normally I don't write too much about reality t.v. shows, but this one I just couldn't resist. On a recent episode of "Wife Swap" we were introduced to a British man, living in the U.S. named Stephen Fowler, his wife Renee and their 2 kids. The family they swapped with Gayla and Alan Long and their 4 sons. I'm going to focus on Stephen Fowler, if you haven't heard about him yet- after reading this, you'll know you wish you never meet anyone like him in your life. He was such an awful, rude, ignorant and downright mean person that the internet has been in a fury over him since.

Stephen and Renee live in California while Gayla and Alan are from a town of 55 in Missouri. Seems like a typical Wife Swap so far, the small town mid-westerns love paintballing, riding quads, eating and America. Stephen and Renee love organic food, exercising and spending $40,000 for their children to go to private schools. Normally the 2 very different families end up coming together and learning vital family lessons from each other. Not this time.

I'm going to just discuss Gayla's time spent in California with Stephen. I know my words really aren't going to do justice to how horribly Gayla was treated while "living" at Stephens house, so I'm going to post some of the awful things he said.

While having a discussion with Gayla about his son ever telling him he wanted to move to Missouri and why he wouldn't let him: “People in the middle of the country frankly (laughs) are just like you. It’s amazing - uneducated, simple and without a clue about what’s going on in the world. You’re undereducated; over opinionated and you’re overweight. It’s not a good combination Gayla."

“Yeah, [tomorrow is] rule change. That means starting tomorrow we have the pleasure of pretending we live in some Podunk town in Missouri. That will be interesting, won’t it?” I think he called her town Podunk at least 5 times.

Gayla says, “You keep degrading me in front of your kids.” Stephen laughs and says, “That’s easy.” Gayla says, “You think you’re so much better than me”? Stephen says, “I probably earn more in one week than you do in a year.” Once again him being horrible and trying to show the world how much better he is than her, yet just makes himself look like an ass.

Gayla is reading at the rule change ceremony and Stephen says: “You read that so well. Congratulations. I didn’t know that you could read.” “Agenda? That’s a big word for you. Clearly your two languages appear to be bad English, and redneck.”

“Look you dumb redneck, I’ve already told you once.” One of his common responses to her if she asked him a question more than once because he would ignore her and she was forced to keep asking to get an answer out of him.

Stephen Fowler says: I’ve said that you’re underachieving, under educated, over opinionated and overweight.” “Have a nice life. Don’t send any kids after me with a shotgun. Alan asks what Stephen means by his comment and Stephen says, “That’s just a final insult.”

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Another Daddy Cuts Off The Trust Fund..


You probably don't know who Courtenay Semel is and if your like me you probably don't care about her either. But I do love hearing about the rich who have had their trust funds cut off!!

So who is she? Well she is no one. I'm not trying to just be mean, she seriously is a nobody, but like other rich girls, thinks she is a somebody. Her daddy used to be the CEO of Yahoo until 2007 and that's what made her "famous". She also dated Lindsay Lohan(which was Lindsay's first girlfriend), was seen making out with Tila Tequila(another MTV made "famous" person), and dated Casey Johnson(who's hair she set on fire but denies ever doing).

Anyway Daddy Terry Semel has frozen Courtenay's trust fund. She cried to the New York Post about how he won't answer her phone calls and told them "I don't want to be known for all this craziness in my life". Well here's an idea Courtenay-Stop doing stupid shit!!

Apparently the reason he froze "her" money was her most recent public outburst in Vegas when a security guard wouldn't allow her into the VIP section because he had no idea who she was. She told the Caesar's Palace guard "just fucking Google me, you dumb fuck."

Now poor Courtenay's on her own and is working on her reality show. Why does she get/need a reality show? Your guess is as good as mine. I have no idea what she does that is just so interesting that she needs a show, but I'm thinking that without daddy's money the show will probably suck even more. How are we supposed to watch her go shopping, hang out at the spa, party and whatever else she does without his money. Oh yeah and she is 29- Guess she figured that since she is getting older she should make her own money and what better way than to have cameras follow her around!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Chris Brown Arrested!!!


At about 3:30 Pacific time, just as the crowd was filing into the Staples Center for The Grammy Awards, Los Angeles police released a report saying Chris Brown was under investigation for an incident that occured the night before where he allegedly assaulted a woman.

The report said he and a woman were driving in the ritzy neighborhood of Hancock Park when they began to argue around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Brown then stopped the car and both got of them got out, then the argument escalated. The woman, who had visible injuries when police arrived, identified Brown as her attacker. But according to the report, Chris Brown had already left the scene before the authorities could question him.

Brown and his girlfriend Rihanna were both scheduled to perform in different slots of the show, but separately dropped out at the last minute. She was supposed to sing "Live Your Life/Disturbia" as the second performance of the night, he was to sing "Forever." Luckily the Recording Academy found replacements for their performance slots with Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Boyz II Men and Keith Urban singing Green's classic hit, "Let's Stay Together." No mention was made on the broadcast about the switch, but fans who were waiting to see the both of them noticed their absence.

Jail records show that Brown turned himself in to authorities around 7 p.m. and was briefly held and interviewed by detectives before posting $50,000 bail around 9 p.m. Police booked him on suspicion of making a criminal threat, which is a felony. Police did not explain how their initial report of an injury assault related to the charge, but it will ultimately be up to the district attorney's office to decide what charges, if any, should be brought against Brown.

Insiders have identified the victim as his girlfriend Rihanna. Sources say Brown and Rihanna were seen Saturday night at a pre-Grammy party hosted by music mogul Clive Davis in Beverly Hills. The two posed for pictures and were spotted kissing before they hopped into a waiting silver Lamborghini. But friends of the couple say the kissing was all part of the "happy couple" act and that they had been arguing because Rihanna accused him of checking out other women at Clive Davis' party.

A security guard at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles told the Daily News Sunday night that he saw Rihanna being taken for treatment at the hospital. Later the guard, Rodderick Brown said, "She's been released".

"It seems she's taking the steps you'd need to take if you were going to press charges," says a close source. "But she could wake up tomorrow morning and decide she still loves him." The friend also added that there have been a lot of fights recently because "Rihanna is a clingy girlfriend who can't bear to have Chris out of her sights".

Wow-This story is just crazy...I hope that none of this true!!


"Dancing With The Stars" New Season Revealed


Season 8's Cast Will Include:

Denise Richards
- I'm sure she will bring lots of drama to the show

Jewel-We know she can sing, but can she dance?

David Alan Grier-Actor most famous for appearing on "In Living Color"

Steve Wozniak a.k.a. “The Woz,”-designed the first line of products for Apple

Lawrence Taylor-We know he was one of the greatest football players of all time but can he use those feet to move to the beat

Nancy O’Dell
- co-anchor of "Access Hollywood"

Steve-O- from the show "Jackass"..this one really shocked me

Belinda Carlisle-lead singer of the Go-Go's

Kimberly Denise Jones-but everyone knows her as Lil'Kim, a rapper...also surprised me

Chuck Wicks-country singer

Shawn Johnson-She is an Olympian athlete and at 17 she will be the youngest ever competitor on the show

Gilles Marini-Actor from the "Sex and The City" movie..he played Samantha's neighbor

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Is The Beckham's Relationship On The Rocks??


Rumors have been going around that Victoria Beckham is unhappy that she may be moving out of California in support of her husband. David’s desire to quit LA Galaxy and play permanently with Milan once his loan deal ends, which he said publicly for the first time last week, has already caused tension between the couple.

While David's football future is undecided, Victoria is wasting no time getting on with her own career starting with Fashion Week. She will be traveling alone to the New York event which starts on Friday. She will be there to launch her new collection and attend the parties, including Armani. She wanted David to come because her fashion line is very important to her, but he can’t because he’s playing in Milan. And there have been more fights because the couple won’t be spending Valentine’s Day together. A spokesman for the Beckhams said: "David never attends fashion events with Victoria. She is working, not playing, and David will be in training".

The couple are also said to be arguing over David’s plan to fly his mother Sandra and sister Joanne out to Milan to celebrate Joanne’s 27th birthday. Despite spending Christmas together, there are still tensions between Victoria and David’s family. "David will be flying them out on February 22 so they can watch Milan’s home game against Cagliari, He plans to lavish Jo with gifts and take her shopping in Milan, but it’s caused issues with Victoria. She makes an effort to get on with them, but they don’t gel that well", says a family friend.

If David does end up quitting the LA team and joins Milan obviously the couple will be moving, which will defiantly cause more fighting. "Victoria wants to stay in America, she feels out of place in Milan and gets frustrated by not being able to understand what they are saying", says a close friend. Maybe it's time Posh took some Italian lessons since it, seems they will be moving to Milan if David gets his wishes.


Subway Decides To Stick With Michael


After the above photo was published of Michael Phelps taking a bong hit at a college party, Kellogg's decided not to renew his contract. Subway on the other hand will keep his endorsement deal.

"Like most Americans, and like Michael Phelps himself, we were disappointed in his behavior," the company said. "Also like most Americans, we accept his apology. Moving forward, he remains in our plans."

The swimmer has also been suspended from competition for three months by USA Swimming. However, many of his sponsors, including Visa, Speedo, Omega and Human Performance Labs, have stood by Michael.

"By no means has this been easy," Michael told a cameraman on Thursday. "Bad judgment... and something I'll learn from."

Yes this is the second time he has said this, but maybe this one will cost him a little bit more and he really will learn to do stuff like this in private. I don't care what anybody does, I just think he has been dumb for being at a party and allowing himself to get photographed doing that. Although I do wish I was the one who took this picture-Must of been a nice check lol.

Paris Hilton Gets Stood Up... By A Prince!!!

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Prince Harry recently split from his girlfriend of five years, Chelsy Davy and has been back on the singles market. But apparently it's been so long for him that they are saying he has forgotten how to date.

Harry had planned to meet Paris Hilton last week(Who knows why, but he wanted to). But he canceled at the last minute, leaving Paris without a date for the night.

Paris has been in touch with Harry since they met in London last year and had even had an invite back to Clarence House. Well this time she was in town promoting her new reality TV show and had told her friends she planned to meet Harry on Friday at midnight. She received a call from his bodyguard hours before their rendezvous to say that the Prince was not coming to London.

"Paris had spoken directly with Harry to arrange their meeting, and was pretty annoyed that Harry blew her off but they may well meet on her next trip to London," says a source.

Who does Harry think he is, you don't blow off Paris Hilton-She is a heiress.ha.

This story really made me laugh for a couple reasons. First off, Paris has another new reality show coming out? Her first one was pretty awful-In case you forgot it was Paris Hilton's BFF, where she searched for her new best friend, and since that show ended I think she was photographed with the "best friend" like 3 times max. So I really can't wait to see what crap this new show will be. Secondly, why would Prince Harry want to hang out with her? I'm sure the Queen would definitely not approve of that-She didn't even approve of Prince William's girlfriend Kate who is the 100% complete opposite of Paris. Who knows, but we'll see what photos come out when they do eventually hang out, if he doesn't blow her off again lol.

Usher Cancel's Performance


Usher has canceled his performance at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party due to a family emergency. His wife, Tameka, is in Brazil and has experienced complications from plastic surgery. A neurosurgeon is also on the way to South America.

A rep for Usher had no comment at this time. Josh Groban will fill in for the R&B star at Davis' annual event.

I will let you know any updates with this story as it happens. Best wishes for Usher and his wife.

CEO's Buying Hookers With Corporate Visas!!


The NYC madam Kristin Davis that was busted in March 2008 for running New York City's largest and most expensive prostitution ring was on 20/20 tonight. She shared with them her client list and also discussed her business. Her company was "called" Davis Investments. She used 4 different websites, each one used a different price range to sell the girls to every type of man. The pictures of the girls were all the same on each website, but had different names and of course provided different "services" on each site. The number the men called routed them to Uruguay then eventually to the madam to keep her number from being known-helping her "stay off the radar".

The part that is crazy is how the men paid for these $2,000/hr girls-They charged them on their corporate credit cards and handed in the invoices to their accountants! Of course you can't just hand in a bill from a hooker so she billed it as computer consulting, construction expenses, one CEO had his invoice state it was for roof repair on a warehouse. She had to bill them as that so they could "get it by their accountants".

She ended up spending 3 months in jail, had to give up her $500,00 in profits, but got to keep her client lists. So now she is getting back at the men, who spent no time in jail and she is exposing them. She had to find out someway to get back the money she lost so surprise, surprise she is also coming out with a book.

Anyway here is some of the list:

*The part owner of a Major League Baseball team who "loves Kelsey"
*The CEO of one of the country's largest private equity firms who met "Cameron" at the Peninsula Hotel
*A major New York real estate developer who, according to the list, "will come to the door wearing women's panties," and who spent nearly $100,000
*A partner at the Wall Street law firm Cravath Swaine Moore "looking for a party girl to come fully equipped" and spent a total of $20,000
*An investment banker from Lehman Brothers who saw "Kelsey and Keely together" and later saw "Aria and Skyler at the same time"
*An investment banker at JP Morgan Securities who "loves Brooke" and spent $41,600
*An investment banker at Goldman Sachs who "only wanted all-American girls" and spent $27,000
*A managing director from Merrill Lynch who saw "Lana" using the name "Nataly"
*A managing director from Deutsche Bank "who called about seeing Nataly again"

It's just so nice that so many people are unemployed and struggling with recession, while these guys are out spending upwards of $20,000 with not even their own money.Ugh

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Cash4Gold Exposed!!!


I know this isn't celebrity news, but I feel that this was a very important story. At a time when most people in our country don't have a job, getting layed off from their jobs, or just plain don't have any money-People resort to doing other things to make money such as selling their old jewelry. If your like me and my friend Crotchety Old Man you are sick of the incessant televised advertisements for a company called Cash4Gold. If you haven't heard about them, they are a company that supposedly pays out the highest amount of money for your unwanted, broken, old jewelry. They claim they can pay top dollar because they own the refinery to break down the metals therefor eliminating the middle man(pawn shops). I thought while watching these ads that they were probably scamming everyone I just didn't know how. Well now I know how my friends and you do too.

The folks at put Cash4Gold to the test, they figured if Cash4Gold had enough money to advertise all the time on TV and they had a spot in the SuperBowl , someone's getting the short end of the stick. So they rounded up a bunch of old rings, necklaces, and earrings, and took them to a regular pawn shop to be appraised. The offer: $198 for the lot. They then sent the items to Cash4Gold and waited for a check in the mail. It arrived within a few days as promised... in the amount of $60. (You don't have to accept the check; the deal isn't done until you cash it.)

That price alone is practically criminal, but that's where the truly slimy part of the operation begins. First, if you call Cash4Gold and ask for your stuff back, you abruptly get a better offer: In the case of the above experiment, the offer was a whopping $178. That's a better deal, but still not market rate, though the caller was told that Cash4Gold could "manipulate the numbers on their end" to make it appear that more product was sent than was in reality. Bizarre, but it's really the only way Cash4Gold can cover its behind to convince you the original offer wasn't a wholesale ripoff.

As bad as that is, it's far worse if you opted for the company's "Fast Cash" option. Here, that original offer ($60) is wired into your bank account within 24 hours of them receiving your jewelry. It sure is fast, but it's not much cash -- and you don't have the option of declining the offer at all. You're stuck with being ripped off. (It's also worth noting that Cash4Gold has offered Cockeyed cash 4 removing its expose from the web...)

As a side note, another website offers an in-depth expose on how the system works here, this time analyzed from the inside by a former employee. Here it's outlined how the company offers bonuses to phone operators who can convince you to accept a lower offer and how the company attempts to delay payments as long as possible. It's also worth a look if you're considering sending stuff to Cash4Gold anyway and haggling for a better deal.

I always knew this company was a scam, but reading the article from the ex-employee and the original story really opened my eyes to how horrible of a company they are. Please don't send them your jewels, and please send this to other people you know so more people don't get scammed.

Source: Yahoo Tech Blog-Christopher Null:The Working Guy

2009 Grammy Nominations


The Grammy's are on 2/8/08 at 8pm.

2009 Grammy Awards Nominees:

Record Of The Year

Chasing Pavements

Viva La Vida

Bleeding Love
Leona Lewis

Paper Planes

Please Read The Letter
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Album Of The Year

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

Tha Carter III
Lil Wayne

Year Of The Gentleman

Raising Sand
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

In Rainbows

Song Of The Year

American Boy
Estelle Featuring Kanye West)

Chasing Pavements

I’m Yours
Jason Mraz

Love Song
Sara Bareilles

Viva La Vida

Best New Artist



Jonas Brothers

Lady Antebellum

Jazmine Sullivan

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Chasing Pavements

Love Song
Sara Bareilles


Bleeding Love
Leona Lewis

I Kissed A Girl
Katy Perry

So What

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

All Summer Long
Kid Rock

John Mayer

That Was Me
Paul McCartney

I’m Yours
Jason Mraz


Wichita Lineman
James Taylor

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Viva La Vida

Waiting In The Weeds

Going On
Gnarls Barkley

Won’t Go Home Without You
Maroon 5


Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

Lesson Learned
Alicia Keys & John Mayer

4 Minutes
Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland

Rich Woman
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

If I Never See Your Face Again
Rihanna & Maroon 5

No Air
Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown

The full 2009 nomination list can be found here.

Gwen Stefani's Hoodies Recalled


Several hooded sweatshirts from Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers children's clothing line have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The commission charges that "the jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children," although no such incidents have been reported.

The voluntary recall suggests purchasers of the RSL Hoodie and Lovers Leopard styles trim off the ties or return them for a full, $75 refund. The jackets were sold in Macy's, Nordstrom's and other retailers from August 2008 to January 2009.

I'm sure Gwen is upset about this find by the CPSC, but I'm sure she's very thankful no one has gotten hurt from it.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Jessica Simpson's Mini Breakdown!!


These last couple of weeks have been pretty bad for Jessica Simpson. While performing at a chili cook-off last week she was photographed apparently looking heavier than "normal" . While I don't think she wore the most flattering outfit, I still believe she has a gorgeous, REAL body with real curves-Not the typical Hollywood stick figure. Page 6 went crazy with the pictures and drew horrible cartoons of her and she's been really upset about it. She has always been someone who has flip-flopped with her weight, but I don't know if this was the reason for her recent breakdown.

During her opening set for Rascal Flatts in Grand Rapids, Michigan right after the opening song, she started talking about how much she missed Tony Romo saying, "I'm so excited, I get to see my boyfriend tomorrow,". Tony came up again later when she dedicated "You're My Sunday" to him, telling everyone, "I love him so, so much!"

Then Jessica lost her place in several songs including "Pray Out Loud," which the band had to start over after several measures. And then "Come On Over," where she mouthed "sorry" to the monitors.

She explained tearfully, "My voice is weak tonight and I feel so vulnerable onstage." And just before she closed the 38-minute set, she mentioned how sometimes, like this particular disastrous night, she wished she could just walk off the stage. She then thanked her band for not going all Christian Bale on her and appeared to wipe tears away as she exited the stage.

One of the local paper's writers blames the episode on Tony not showing up, but who knows. The fans that attended the show and cheered her on with words of support have a slightly more astute take on the whole thing. "I felt bad for her tonight," one told the paper. "Magazines are ripping her, being so harsh, and she's gorgeous." That sounds like more of a reason to me, she seems really stressed out. I hope nothing but the best for her-I like Jessica!