Whenever we learn that a beloved childhood icon wasn’t all good — whether it’s Kevin Clash‘s questionable relationship or Kirk Cameron‘s questionable religious views — it takes some adjusting. More
“Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.” -Ani DiFranco More
Belgian cyclist Gijs Van Hoecke has been sent home by the Belgian Olympic Committee after he was photographed stumbling out of a bar just a little on the far side of “too fucking wasted.” Belgian officials called the incident “deplorable,” adding, “this incident fortunately did not affect life in the Olympic Village and athletes trying to rest ahead of their competition,” as if one dude getting drunk at a bar could be that disruptive to the other athletes’ delicate sensibilities.Â Personally, I think it’s a little ridiculous that someone would be disqualified for doing something that’s perfectly legal, if a bit embarrassing, but it’s not like there aren’t bars in Belgium for him to patronize the 99% of the time he is not at an uptight sporting event he worked very hard to qualify for. In any case, the photos are just precious, so here they are! More
Two new John Travolta sex stories are going around the internet today: one from yet another masseuse, and one from Vikki Lizzi, the former fiancĂ©e of Travolta’s deceased Grease co-star, Jeff Conaway. Which story, if either, is more likely to be true? More
Scandal alert! Or is it? Some recently surfaced photos of Dancing With The Stars contestant William Levy show him modeling some rather revealing underwear (or is it clubwear?), including an ill-advised pair of mesh undies. But something tells me this bit of “controversy” might be entirely manufactured for ratings purposes. More
Shaun White might have two Olympic gold medals in snowboarding, but thus far he has zero in “making people want to look at naked pictures of him.” Boo-urns. More
As you may know by now, a 20-year-old girl named Mariah Yeater is accusing Justin Bieber of fathering her child in a bathroom backstage at one of his concerts. You probably have many questions about this girl, like, “is she kind of insane looking?” “does she have crazy eyes?” and “does she have a demented look about her?” Thankfully, the good people at Celebuzz have dug up some photos this girl posted online to answer all of those questions and more. More
I’m saying “alleged” like he’s being accused of a crime. I realize cheating on your wife is not a crime. I mean, outside of a metaphorical, “crimes of the heart” type of way. Which is also bad. More
Weâ€™ve covered the whole celebrity nude photo scandal phenomenon here before; but Scarlett Johansson has had a rough week, so we felt it was worth revisiting. Donâ€™t worry, ScarJo. We remember that youâ€™re important for things other than your nude photos. Besides, at least you look good in them. More
Sometimes, red carpets yield surprises, but not necessarily the nice kind. And now I’m kind of sad, and the awards haven’t even started yet!
Maybe I should back up a little. Here’s what happened: There I was, watching the Tony Awards red carpet webcast with Natalie and my roommate. Norbert Leo Butz, who had been nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Catch Me If You Can, was being interviewed alongside his wife, actress Michelle Federer. Butz and Federer were discussing “showbiz romances,” of which theirs is one (they met when they were members of the original company of Wicked). And then Natalie, sitting beside me, mentioned something about Sutton Foster and Bobby Cannavale being the current big showbiz couple.
I choked on my sangria. “But… but… what happened to Sutton Foster and Christian Borle?” I spluttered. More
Last week it was nude celebrity photos; this week, it’s nude political figure photos. On May 27, a questionable image of US Congressman Anthony Weiner surfaced on (of all places) Twitter, leading to a political sex scandal that has since become known as “Weinergate.” You’d think that by this point, politicians would have learned to keep it in their pants, but alas, this seems not to be the case. In any event, Weinergate has taken the country on by storm, while meanwhile, all I can do is laugh at the unfortunate fact that this particular sex scandal involves a man fittingly named “Weiner.” Need a rundown of the facts? Here they are, made even more entertaining by the addition of your booze of choice (WARNING: NSFW): More
Oh, nude photo scandals: You are so terribly entertaining. This week, Blake Lively joined the ranks of the many, many celebs who have had nude photos magically appear in the public sphere. There’s always such a big uproar, too, which is sort of surprising; you’d think by this point we would have gotten used to it. So you know what? We decided that this oh-so-common celebrity experience badly needs a drink, and (of course) a game to go with it. It’s time to grab a bottle, pick your favorite celebrity, and get down to business! More
Ripped from the headlines, indeed: Season 10 of Law & Order: Criminal Intent will feature an episode that alludes to Julie Taymor and Bono‘s troubled Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. According to TVLine, the fake musical is called Icarus, and while Spider-Man has sent many stuntmen to the hospital, one of Icarus‘ high-flying actors will turn up dead, bringing in Eames (Kathryn Erbe) and Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) to investigate. More