In an interview to air on NBC’s TODAY show Wednesday May 2 and Thursday May 3, Matt Lauer sits down with Bobby Brown in his first interview since Whitney Houston‘s death and talks about the rumors that he was at fault and that he was reason Whitney got hooked on drugs.
“I didn’t get high before I met Whitney,” Bobby tells Matt, “I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all.”
Bobby says that Whitney was hooked on drugs “way before” he met her, “I’m not the reason she’s gone,” he tells Lauer. That part is right Bobby, she is the reason she’s gone. You were out of the picture for quite some time, perhaps Whitney’s family should have more of the blame put on them for her demise. As Whitney once said, “crack is whack,” well blaming Bobby for all her ills is whack.
Since Whitney died, her family, media in fact everyone and anyone has put all the blame on Bobby Brown as the one responsible for her drug habit. You can’t totally blame the public for thinking it, there was a program called, “Being Bobby Brown.”
“The reality show gave us a wakeup, because we saw each other…we was able to see what other people were saying about us,” says Bobby, “We was able to see that our drug use had affected our relationship, had affected the love that we felt for each other.”
They may have broken up bitterly however, Bobby still feels the love.
“I can honestly say that I loved that woman with everything that I am, and I believe she loved me the same way,” says Bobby, “We wouldn’t have been able to make the most beautiful girl in the world – without love, and that’s the truth.”
Hopefully for Bobby’s little girl Bobby, he can get himself together and have the life that Whitney lost because too many people continuously said yes over and over.
Written by The Griper – E.Cowan
Courtney Wagner, 38, was involved in a furious row with a man last Sunday when a gun went off, it was alleged today.
Neighbours called police after claiming they heard a woman screaming and the weapon discharge.
When officers arrived, they found Wagner in possession of cocaine and heroin, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
She was held on suspicion of felony drug possession. The man was arrested for the alleged negligent discharge of a firearm.
It is not believed anyone was injured in the incident.
According to an article on TMZ.com, Courtney has since posted $10,000 bail, although it is not known whether the man is still custody.
Wagner is the daughter of late actress Wood and her husband, actor Robert Wagner.
Natalie Wood drowned in mysterious circumstances sometime after the evening of November 28, 1981, when the 43-year-old actress was boating off Catalina Island with Robert Wagner and actor Christopher Walken.
Wagner – a former jewellery designer – was just seven years old when her mother died.
Speaking in a 2004 interview, she recounted her memory of the tragedy and coping with the aftermath.
She said: ‘I don’t remember very much about my mother. I do remember her laugh and the way she smelt, and I remember her hands – things like that that made me feel close to her.
‘(After her death) My father and I and my sisters started travelling a lot. We went to Switzerland and spent a lot of time there, which I think was important.
‘I think that everything Dad did then – like not being around this crazed atmosphere in LA with the paparazzi – was a good idea.
It brought us all closer together. And I always had compassion and respect for him for keeping the family together – it could easily have fallen apart.’
The mysterious nature of Natalie Wood’s death prompted claims she was the victim of homicide.
Just last year Los Angeles police re-opened their investigation into her death, citing ‘substantial new evidence’ led them to re-open their investigation into her death.
But in January they announced that there was nothing to suggest foul play and ruled the death an accident.
The evening before the drowning, Wood, Wagner and Walken, who was Wood’s co-star in the film ‘Brainstorm,’ had dinner at a restaurant on the island.
According to ship Captain Dennis Davern’s sworn statement to detectives, the trio returned to the yacht and had drinks and Wagner and Walken got into an argument.
A furious Robert Wagner shouted ‘Do you want to f*** my wife’ at Walken as he smashed a bottle of wine in the moments before Natalie Wood fell overboard, Mr Davern claimed.
The captain told the officers when he showed up on the open deck where Woods and Wagner had been arguing, Mr Davern said ‘Wagner was present, and he stood near the far rear wall of the yacht.’
Wagner has always maintained Wood accidentally slipped and drowned as she drunkenly tried to tie up a dinghy against the boat. Police say he is not considered a suspect.
Chief detective William McSweeney said in January that cold cases like Wood’s are never really closed and that detectives are still looking at some aspects of the case.
Written by Simon Tomlinson – dailymail.co.uk
Not Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom or Mommy Pimp Kardashian Kris, have said anything regarding an online report their E! show Khloe & Lamar will stop production after its second season ends so that Lamar can focus on getting his basketball career back on track.
Khloe who normally tweets about anything which will elevate her stature in the twitter-verse including how Lamar gets her coffee, (how sweet) has said nothing yet.
The one and probably only reason there has been no comment is because there is more going on here than the simple fact the show is over. Khloe’s (alleged half) sister Kim has taken all the press lately on her journey of fame dominance with her staged romance with another publicity pig, Kanye West. Perhaps Khloe & Lamar’s ratings are slipping and this is a way to generate interest under the guise the end is near. Another scenario could be Mommy Kardashian is trying to secure more money for another season.
There is no way Khloe or any Kardashian would give up being on Television for any reason. This ‘all for publicity’ family have sold their souls for fame and are not going to give it up for a ‘husband’ who wants to focus on himself. Lamar did quite fine in LA prior to his trade. It was only due to being sent to the un-Hollywood Dallas Mavericks which contributed to his fall from grace.
Lamar, who won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award, was a dud in Dallas. He played so bad that the Mavs put him on an inactive list, so bad, they chose to not even have him available for the playoffs.
Maybe Khloe couldn’t handle not being in the shadow of the Hollywood Hills and the pressure of that contributed to his less than effective effort in Dallas. Who knows for sure, but one thing can not be overlooked. This is the Kardashians and nothing they do doesn’t have an element of planning behind it. Don’t be surprised when the real truth is revealed and this whole waste of ink was a cleverly planned stunt to benefit one team and that teams name is, Kardashian.
Written by The Griper – E.Cowan
Two of Ryan O’Neal’s four children, Tatum and Redmond, are slamming their father’s new memoir, Both Of Us, My Life With Farrah, a source tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.
According to the source, they’re saying it is not an honest account of their tumultuous relationship with the Love Story actor, and just promotes what they describe as “Ryan’s self-serving narcissistic tendencies.”
Redmond O’Neal is outraged that his father is attempting to blame him for his 2008 drug arrest.
In the book, Ryan writes, “Then, in September the police raid my house in Malibu early one morning as part of a court-mandated check on Redmond, who is on parole. Farrah is back home and sleeping upstairs when they descend upon us. They ransack the place, determined to unearth something, and they do. I had found a packet of crystal meth in Redmond’s room the night before, so I took it from him and hid it in my shoe under my bed, thinking I’d dispose of it the next morning. The police came before I had a chance. The police findRedmond’s stash. We are both booked and prosecuted. (Two months later, to protect Redmond, I would plead guilty to possession of crystal meth and be sentenced to attend outpatient drug management sessions. I had claimed ownership of the meth thinking the court would go lighter on Redmond. In retrospect, it didn’t help him and only further sullied my reputation.)”
The only child Ryan had with the late Farrah Fawcett is enrolled in a court-ordered rehab after a heroin possession arrest last year. He is scheduled to complete it in October.
“Let’s be very clear about something, yes, there were drugs that were Redmond’s that cops found, but the drugs found in Ryan’s room were absolutely 100% his, and not Redmond’s. Period,” the source tells RadarOnline.com. “For Ryan to say that those drugs were Redmond’s and not his is just wrong. Redmond just wishes his father would never publicly talk about him because he absolutely shuns the spotlight, and he had hoped that Ryan wouldn’t have written the book and discussed him so much. Redmond is an intensely private person like his mother Farrah was, and he is really trying to do the best he can right now in the rehab facility he is in.”
Meanwhile, Ryan’s daughter, Tatum, who was recently released from rehab after a cocaine relapse last year, is just as perplexed about her father’s memoir, says the source. After Farrah’s funeral, Ryan admitted he hit on his own daughter, not recognizing her as Tatum, a story Tatum confirmed at the time.
But in his book, Ryan says in the book, “In the days and weeks following Farrah’s death, one magazine suggested the unthinkable: that I actually had come on to Tatum. It was an innocent private joke between the two of us. Ever since she was a little girl, Tatum and I would play this game pretending we’d just met. It was silly and sweet. So at the funeral I greeted her with my line from our little act to let her know how much I loved her and that I still remembered, despite the difficulties between us. I wanted to try to make her smile, if only for a moment. I considered trying to set the record straight myself, but I didn’t think anyone would believe me.”
However, Tatum’s recollection of that awkward encounter is very different. “Tatum has told friends that her father didn’t recognize her at Farrah’s funeral. He saw her and didn’t know it was Tatum because she was wearing sunglasses, he was absolutely hitting on her, not realizing it was his daughter. It was beyond creepy and disgusting, but not surprising for Tatum, sadly,” the insider says.
Ryan’s account of that day is also disputed by an interview he gave to Vanity Fair in 2009. “I had just put the casket in the hearse, and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blonde woman comes up and embraces me. “I said to her, ‘You have a drink on you? You have a car?’ She said, ‘Daddy, it’s me–Tatum!’ I was just trying to be funny with a strange Swedish woman, and it’s my daughter. It’s so sick.”
During a visit to Ryan’s house over the holidays Tatum accused her father of never being there for her and of being a narcissist, spurring a huge blow out between the tumultuous two.
“These two have gotten into arguments before, but this one was an epic one,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “Tatum was upset that she’s broke and that their failed reality show for Oprah’s OWN channel was canceled, and that Ryan wasn’t doing anything to help her. Tatum accused him of being a narcissist and he got in her face and told her to get the f*ck out of his house. He accused her of being a horrible mother and that just pushed her over the edge.
“Tatum has also written books about her life, and she thinks it can be a cathartic experience, and but she just wishes Ryan’s book focused more on facts. Tatum thinks Ryan is attempting to re-write history and endear himself to the public,” the source says.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported Ryan O’Neal recently was hit by claims that he fathered a child with a woman after a brief fling — a charge he vehemently denies — and he has agreed to take a paternity test to resolve the matter, which he believes will fully vindicate him. Farrah Fawcett’s ex recently announced that that he has prostate cancer.
Written by Jen Heger – radaronline.com
It was the second annual Comedy Central Comedy Awards on Saturday, April 28 in New York City. The taped awards show gave out honors to such comedic icons as Robin Williams, Melissa McCarthy, Don Rickles and Amy Poehler.
Williams, the star of such movies as “Patch Adams” and “Mrs. Doubtfire”, received the Icon Award at the bash. During his acceptance speech he calls himself “one of the luckiest (bleeps) in show business, with the possible exception of Ryan Seacrest.”
Rickles was handed the Johnny Carson Award by Jon Stewart. “People love Don Rickles, but comics revere Don Rickles. He’s the first guy to come out and go, ‘What’s so special about you people?’ He turned it around and showed comics we could fight back,” Stewart said.
McCarthy, the star of “Bridesmaids“, took Best Actress, Film nod. The movie itself went home with three other awards; best comedy film, best comedy screenplay and best director for Paul Fieg. “Bridesmaids” writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo jumped on each other on stage when receiving the Best Comedy, Film win. French actor Jean Dujardin won the best film actor for “The Artist“.
The awards show won’t air until May 6 at 9/8c on Comedy Central. The complete list of winners is below:
Written by aceshowbiz.com
Lindsay Lohan may have gotten more attention than any other guest before Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner, but Kim Kardashian was the starlet who took the most shots from the dias at the Washington Hilton during the annual event.
Host Jimmy Kimmel, for instance, remembered last year’s dinner, which took place after President Obama had dispatched a team that would track down and kill Osama bin Laden.
“Who will it be this year?” asked Kimmel to laughter from the packed ballroom. Then he offered a suggestion: “If you’re looking for the greatest threat to America right now, she’s right there,” he said, pointing into the audience. “She’s Kim Kardashian.”
As the reality-TV star laughed, Kimmel scolded the president. “When you took office, the Kardashians had one reality show,” he said. “Now they have four. This is not a good trend.”
The jibes aimed at Kardashian — which also included Kimmel’s suggestion that Obama had Navy Seal team six outside the Kardashian compound in Beverly Hills disguised as the Denver Nuggets “so they can sneak in undetected” — were among the spiciest of the comic’s 20-minute monologue, which stuck mostly to politics and tweaked the president only slightly more often than it took aim at his Republican critics.
As for the guest of honor’s own remarks, President Obama was perhaps not as funny or as biting as last year, when he went after guest Donald Trump for continually raising questions about Obama’s birth certificate.
And he got perhaps his best laugh with a jibe at Sarah Palin — and news that broke about the President himself last week. “What’s the difference between a soccer mom and a pit bull,” he asked. “A pit bull is delicious.”
This time around, the president — who has attended the annual dinner every year that he’s been in office — used some of his sharpest lines in a pretaped opening bit, in which his voice was heard from “backstage” on a microphone that was purportedly left open.
And his targets included, yes, Kim Kardashian.
“Seriously, guys, what am I doing here?” said Obama’s voice to an unseen aide. “I’m the President of the United States, and I’m opening for Jimmy Kimmel? … Why am I telling knock-knock jokes to Kim Kardashian? What is she famous for, anyway?”
The crowd was typically varied for a WHCD, with guest including Lohan, Kardashian, George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Kevin Spacey and cast members from “Glee” and “Modern Family,” alongside a host of politicians and Washington insiders.
Or, as Kimmel said, “Here is one room we have members of the media, politicians, corporate executives, advertisers, celebrities … Everything that is wrong with America is here tonight.”
For a host, the WHCD gig is a minefield of sorts. The event has been criticized for showcasing a too-chummy relationship between the White House and those who cover it & but also slammed when its emcee plays too rough, as some thought Stephen Colbert did in 2006, when his comments caused several Bush administration staffers to walk out.
The WHCA responded by booking the considerably creakier Rich Little the following year, the first time that comic impersonator had hosted the dinner since the Reagan administration. Since then the gig has gone to Craig Ferguson, Wanda Sykes, Jay Leno and Seth Meyers.
Kimmel continued in the tradition of taking jabs at the Chief Executive as he sat only a few feet away, poking fun at the president for the compromises he’s made and the disappointment some supporters feel.
“He has guided us through some very difficult times and paid a heavy price for it,” said Kimmel. “There’s a term for guys like President Obama. Maybe not two terms, but one.”
Later, pointing out that the dog who starred in “The Artist” was a guest, Kimmel added, “Uggie can roll over on command. He’s a Democrat.”
But he mowed through the Republican contenders with equal relish.
Mitt Romney: “When I think of Mitt Romney, I don’t think of Etch-a-Sketch. I think of Twister: One foot on red, one on blue and both hands on green.”
Rick Santorum: “I guess it wasn’t Rick’s year. Rick’s year was 1954.”
Ron Paul: “To me, Ron Paul looks like the guy who gets unhooded at the end of every ‘Scooby Doo’ episode.”
Newt Gingrich: “It’s great to see the Gingriches here tonight, because I guess that means the check cleared.”
He also jabbed at conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh (“For the right wingers, here’s the difference between Bill Maher and Rush Limbaugh: the people who watch Bill Maher know he’s an asshole”) and then skewered the party when he said he had a new theory that John Wilkes Booth did not, in fact, assassinate Abraham Lincoln.
“I think that Abraham Lincoln has a vision of what the Republican Party would become in 150 years,” he said, “and he shot himself.”
In his own speech, President Obama took gentler shots at his rivals, beginning when he noted how many members of congress were in attendance.
“I’ve tried to be civil and not take any cheap shots,” he said, “and that’s why I want to thank all the members who took a break from their exhausting schedule of not passing any laws to be here tonight.”
After referring to the large Hilton ballroom — “or, as Mitt Romney would call it, a little fixer-upper” — he congratulated the Huffington Post on winning a Pulitzer Prize.
“You deserve it, Arianna,” he said to founder Arianna Huffington. “There’s no one else out there linking to the kind of hard-hitting journalism that the Huffington Post is linking to every day.”
And the president also revealed that the conspiracy theorist who think he’s ready to unleash a secret agenda in his second term are right.
Among the items on that agenda, he said: “In my first term, I sang Al Green. In my second term, I’m going with Young Jeezy .. In my first term, we repealed the policy known as ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ In my second term, we will replace it with a policy known as ‘It’s Raining Men.'”
At the end of their speeches, both Kimmel and Obama paid tribute to the press, with the president calling “a free press that isn’t afraid to challenge and criticize” one of the traditions “that make us greater than the challenges we face.”
Kimmel closed the night by suggesting, “If we truly want to overcome the problems that we face, we have to do it together. It doesn’t matter if you’re black, like President Obama, or white, like President Obama, or red, like President Obama’s agenda.”
Then he mentioned a grade-school teacher, Mr. Mills, who predicted that Kimmel would never amount to anything. “I’m about to high-five the President of the United States,” he said. “Eat it, Mills.”
Written by Steve Pond, TheWrap – msn.com
There are only three episodes remaining in the first season of “Once Upon a Time,” and the war between Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Regina (Lana Parrilla) is escalating.
Worse still, the forces of good and evil may not simply be fighting over who gains custody of a child, but potentially the fate of two worlds. This next episode, titled “The Stranger” (Sun., Apr. 29, 8 p.m. ET on ABC), will see Emma and Regina’s rivalry intensify in Storybrooke. Meanwhile in the fairytale land that was, we’ll delve deeper into the story of Geppetto and Pinocchio — and in the process, perhaps we’ll learn a little more about the mysterious August W. Booth (Eion Bailey) who is desperate to break the curse before he succumbs to a mystery ailment that only magic can cure.
In preparation for this week’s episode, HuffPost TV caught up with star Raphael Sbarge, who plays Jiminy Cricket and his Storybrooke alter-ego, therapist Archie Hopper. We know that Jiminy plays a fairly major role in Pinocchio’s story, and Sbarge was happy to oblige with a few teases for the next few episodes, including a finale that will “blow people’s minds.”
Tread lightly, there are spoilers ahead!
We know that this week’s episode involves Geppetto and Pinocchio in a fairly major way — do you have much involvement in the fairytale side of the story?
I do. When I heard that Pinocchio was on the horizon, I was attracted to what possibilities lay ahead. It’s a beautiful story about Geppetto and Pinocchio, with Jiminy factoring into it and kind of what he goes through in terms of his … Gosh, some things I can tell you and some things I can’t. It’s a beautiful story. It tells the tale of how he came to be within our story.
What they have done, Adam [Horowitz] and Eddy [Kitsis] — the easiest comparison that I have is what was done with the novel “Wicked” or the musical, where you take a story that we know so well and so cleverly and so intelligently retold it, so that if you go back to “Wizard of Oz,” you can’t ever go back exactly the same way. There’s just no spark. Suddenly, certain connections are made and you marvel at ideas and thoughts that you never had. When the Jiminy Cricket episode aired, so many people came up to me and said, “My gosh, I never knew that was Jiminy Cricket’s backstory.” And of course, they’d made all that up. They did it so well that it seemed suddenly like an instant classic. Frankly, I marvel at it because it’s just so seamless.
What I can tease to you directly is that what will happen this week is not too dissimilar to what’s happened a few other times, where suddenly there’s going to be a story that’s told that sets it all in motion in a way. And, in their inimitable way, both answer questions and then create art. But it will give a view of a world that’s really just wonderful, moving and quite dynamic.
Since Jiminy Cricket’s origin episode a couple of months ago, we haven’t really seen much progression in your storylines — you’re just woven in and out of other characters’ arcs. Are we going to see more flashbacks that fill in the time between your fairytale backstory and Storybrooke’s present?
There’s two answers to that. First thing is that they’re releasing the DVDs of the episodes and it will include some footage from episodes that was cut. These storylines, when we get them, are so ambitious for the directors, they’re kind of overwhelming when we see how much they’re trying to tell. They were, in some cases, way over [the traditional length of an episode]. So there were some storylines that we lost earlier in the season that will come back in the DVD set. This specific episode that we’re talking about for this Sunday really, really focuses on Pinocchio and then his relationship with Geppetto. I’m a part of some major decisions that get made in the episode, but it really is primarily a Pinocchio episode.
What can you reveal about your Storybrooke arc this week?
I think I can say there’s some battles raging over Henry. Obviously, being that he has two mothers and that Archie obviously is in one sense, at least currently, Henry’s father figure and the person who has his best interests in mind, trying to find what’s best for him. There are some battles for Henry’s well-being that Archie comes into the middle of.
Can you share anything else about next week’s episode, “An Apple Red as Blood”?
Well, because we’re obviously in the crescendo to the end … what we’re seeing is sort of a consortium of folks challenging the queen/mayor. She’s losing some control. There’s a series of forces coming up against her from all sides. What I can tease, I guess, is that the whole roof gets blown off by the finale. I won’t tell you which way it goes. Operation Cobra has been in full force, so needless to say there’s a very dynamic ending that will, I think, blow people’s minds.
It was a fairly big deal for Mr. Gold to visit Archie’s couch last week. Will we have any other unexpected patients in the last few episodes, or is he focused on Henry?
You know, there’s some interaction with Archie and Emma. But not necessarily on the couch.
Regardless of what the producers may or may not have told you about next season, do you have any of your own predictions or ideas that you’d love to see realized next season?
There was a tremendous response to the whole concept of Archie working with Mr. Gold. I ran into a writer the other day and he said there’s a lot of people online who are saying they would love to have an episode of Mr. Gold on the couch, which would be fascinating.
And based on what’s going to occur and where we’re going to be left, that is going to create a fair amount of excitement and/or confusion as well. I would say there’s real job security for Archie going forward. There’s going to be a lot of people that are going to be need-to-know, I would imagine. In addition to that, with Pinocchio, kind of how that unravels and unrolls is going to be really fascinating as it relates to Jiminy’s involvement with him.
Even though these characters are so familiar to generations, the premise of the show still confused some people in the beginning …
Early on before the show aired, when I tried to explain the show, I always felt like a knucklehead. [Laughs.] I said, “There’s Snow White and then there’s the Evil Queen and there’s a Prince Charming … I play Jiminy Cricket, but then there’s this real world and the fantasy” — people’s eyes would glaze over like, “What the heck is he talking about?” The show … I’ve said this before, but I really believe in lesser hands it could have been done so terribly. It’s sort of funny at this point to be saying what’s going to happen with Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket; when I hear myself saying that, I can’t help but giggle that I’m actually talking about that. And yet they’ve been able to create kind of an involvement and an emotional attachment and reaction to these characters in a way that is no small thing.
I think that by the end of the year, with the so-called good guys and bad guys, the line in the sand will be pretty well-delineated. And the battle and who knows what it’s about will be very dynamically different after the end of the year. In addition to that, obviously, they’ve spent this first year pulling from the “Lost” handbook where they get characters and have done these kind of deep dives about their backstory, sort of going back and forward at the same time. We’ll have now covered most of them, so it’ll be interesting to see where they start to have shows where we all get to come together and interact in a more group-like fashion. A few episodes back, I got a bunch of calls and people said, “God, I love that we all got together in this episode.” Everyone kind of got to ring the bell. So, I believe and/or hope that that will be the case as they go forward.
Can you take us behind the process of filming your scenes for Jiminy? Do you stand in for the CGI cricket, or do you deliver your lines from off camera and the other actors just use a tennis ball for the eyeline?
We’ve done combinations of things — I think we’re also in the process of trying to figure out what the process is. There was a scene with the dwarves a couple weeks ago where Jiminy’s in the scene trying to convince Snow White not to go kill the queen. That scene, I was on stage, basically off camera. They had an eyeline but I was offstage reading the lines. Everyone was appreciative because it’s so much easier when you actually have an actor as opposed to the script supervisor reading the lines, because it just helps the playing of the scene. The seven dwarves very sweetly all sent me flowers for being there — it was so dear.
Invariably I go into the looping room [during post-production] and then, with a temporary CGI version of the character, do another pass at it. We tweak it and add some things and put in noises and burrs and burps and whatever. But it’s a really interesting and different process. I love that they were able to establish Jiminy Cricket as a man who became a cricket … that’s an interesting backstory. It’ll be interesting to see if they ever go back around and figure out how he became a man again. Obviously, he’s a man in Storybrooke. They have yet to explain … there’s a little thing around Jiminy’s neck, a translator around the cricket’s neck, so he can speak from cricket to English. They’ve been thoughtful about that.
Are you excited to see “The Stranger” and finally learn who August really is? (If you haven’t already guessed!) How do you think the finale will play out on May 13?
Written by Laura Prudom – huffingtonpost.com
“I’ve gotta stick to my guns, you gotta get the very best talent.” Stern said recently while discussing the program. He went on to say, “I don’t want to go buzzer-crazy, but I’m going to be a strict judge, and I’ve gotta stick to that.”
Some clips of Stern in action on the upcoming season have shown that he isn’t afraid to throw out a zinger or two. “I haven’t seen anything like that ever, and I hope I never do again,” he tells one would-be entertainer. To a musical group playing instruments fashioned out of suitcases, he cracks, “Wouldn’t the suitcases be better used for you packing up and getting off the stage?” Another musician, whose harp-like instrument is strung throughout the performance space, fares much better in Stern’s estimation.
“You turned this whole theater into an instrument,” Stern raves. “That’s originality, and I made my career on originality, and I bow to you.”
‘America’s Got Talent’ returns May 14 on NBC.
One thing I am most looking forward to is having the pleasure of not having to look at the former Judge on the program, Piers Morgan. I doubt very much there has been a more annoying egomaniac on Television prior to Piers. Another Brit, Simon Cowell has bothered people with his arrogance on other programs however, he always speaks the truth and you feel he has credibility, with Piers Morgan you just felt like turning the channel. Now if we can now get rid of Sharon Osbourne, we might just be on to something. Perhaps Howard can insult her or better still tell Sharon that her daughter has as much credibility judging fashion as Tiger Woods does to fidelity.
Written by The Griper – E.Cowan
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey have been married for an astounding, remarkable, wowie, 4 years. Each year they renew their vows and marry again. This time they did so in Paris and as always shared the “life changing” moment with the world. Mariah just had to share her inner thoughts with all the world, “Tonight was an incredible night..I can’t express how amazing it was to renew our vows in Paris at the top of the Eiffel tower.”
To this I simply say….Mariah and Nick, WE DON’T CARE! Actually, due to the fact you feel it not only necessary to renew your vows every year but you feel the need to do so only with the camera’s and press in tow, I hope you split up so your followers, worshippers and more importantly, us, won’t be subjected to this self-serving ego trip ever again.
Written by The Griper – E.Cowan
Kim Kardashian made her so-called career out of being naked on film back in 2007 with the release of her Sex Tape. Recently an alleged photo of her naked has hit the Internet. The photo shows a naked (pre-boob job), dark-haired woman who looks a lot like Kim frying eggs in a dingy kitchen. Kim has denied it’s her and her representatives have quickly jumped in with the comment, “It’s not her, You can totally tell. It looks nothing like her.”
You can decide for yourself (below) however, the truth of the matter is simply this: The only reason why Kim, her representatives or anyone else in the circle of Moroons who are the Kardashians are denying it is her is due to the fact a financial agreement has not been reached. These publicity whores could care less if pictures are released clothed or not, as long as there is money put into the hands. Is it Kim or not..you can decide, the reality is, mother Kris also known as Mommy Pimp has created a brand involving her family to achieve fame and fortune at any cost. So, as long as their “sheep” followers continue to hang on every word and staged pose, pictures, movies, tv shows will continued to be produced. The only difference in this case is they have not (yet) received any financial compensation but they have received what is just as important – more publicity.
Written by The Griper – E.Cowan