Even if you fancy yourself a pop culture expert, you might be surprised how easy it is to be fooled into thinking some ‘regular’ dude is a celebrity. That’s exactly what New York City’s Brett Cohen proved, when he pranked a bunch of people in Times Square.
It was simple really. Brett merely cleaned himself up, donned a nice suit and gathered an entourage that included security, photographers, bodyguards and two pushy assistant. While Brett was inside NBC Studios, his assistants and the paparazzi started creating a buzz outside. When asked who the celebrity was, they didn’t provide an answer. So the people outside were left to make something up or take a photo, hoping their Facebook friends could identify him. A crowd formed even before the fake celebrity emerged.
His brand new fans were convinced they knew who he was too — “He’s the guy with the single on the radio right?” “No, actually he’s the guy from Spider-Man, I know it.” They lined up for photos and followed him around the square.
It goes to show how easily we’re drawn into the crowd mentality — fantasizing over someone without really knowing who they are, just because everyone else is. Would you fall for it?
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finest drunkest. Hush young socialite, it’s okay. It happens to your dowdy, non-famous neighbour next door as much as it does to you. Unfortunately you’re more likely to be the victim of a pants-less time capsule gifted by the paparazzi than the guy with a flip-cam next door. [Source]
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God bless you, modern technology.
After a public poll to determine whose lips and hair we admire the most, an image of what is called “the ultimate celebrity” was created, probably by someone with way too much time on their hands.
The photo, posted on The Daily Mail UK, shows what one’s face would look like if they have Megan Fox’s eyebrows, Kate Middleton’s hair and obviously Angeline Jolie’s lips. The result is apparently the ultimate object of desire but to who? The Daily Mail says 9,000 people were polled but fail to mention age, sex and class.
One user commented at the source asking a very good question about the chosen celebrities: “why are they all white?” But if you look at the alien woman (and I mean, really look at her face and not her boobs) she does look similar to Kim Kardashian.
MTV announced that “Punk’d” is returning – kind of. Ashton Kutcher created and hosted the show, but he will be taking a back seat due to his “Two and a Half Men” job.
The new “Punk’d” will now have celebrity guest hosts, reports MMM-Mag. The show is supposed to return March 19, and Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are slated to host the first couple of episodes.
We think this is a pretty good approach to hosting the show. Besides, Ashton Kutcher is hated by many people after he has been cheating on Demi Moore.
Just in time for Halloween, a company called E-Poll conducted a survey to find out who gives America the creeps. The poll surveyed 1100 Americans and asked them to rate celebrities based on 100 different possible attributes. The following list indicates what percentage of the sample group checked off “creepy” for each celebrity.
1. Marilyn Manson..69%
2. Casey Anthony…57%
3. O.J. Simpson….56%
4. Spencer Prat….49%
5. Nadya Suleman…41%
6. Charlie Sheen…34%
7. Eliot Spitzer…34%
8. Woody Allen…..31%
9. Tim Burton……31%
10. Jesse James…..30%
Topping the list of creepy celebrities is a man who allegedly had a rib surgically removed in order to perform oral sex on himself (Marilyn Manson). Also on the list are two of America’s most famous accused murderers (Casey Anthony, O.J. Simpson) and a warlock from planet Awesome (Charlie Sheen). For the most part, the list is fairly predictable. The only real surprise is a neurotic film -maker who fell in love with his adopted daughter (Woody Allen). Perhaps that’s not as surprising as one may think.
Surprisingly, none of the cast members from Jersey Shore made the list. (Personally I thought The Situation was a shoe-in for the top spot.) None of the Guidos or Guidettes even broke the the top ten but somehow Eliot Spitzer has a strong hold on seventh spot.
In addition, the same survey also determined which celebrities have the most marketing potential. Of the top ten listed above, Spencer Pratt from The Hills and ‘Octomom’ Nadya Suleman proved to have the least marketing potential, demonstrating that America will gladly watch these idiots but probably wouldn’t purchase a product they endorse.
These statistics are pretty reassuring. Americans show they haven’t lost the ability to think rationally and I agree with them. I would never purchase anything from a psychopath with a frozen sperm fetish. Nor would I buy anything from a delusional moron still caught in a shame spiral after he and his Franken-Bride were last seen on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Well done, America.
Four months after giving birth to son Aleph, Oscar winner Natalie Portman is seen out in in Los Angeles yesterday with her bundle of joy.
Natalie hasn’t been seen much since giving birth in June. The Black Swan actress isn’t working on any Hollywood projects at the moment. US Magazine reports Natalie’s laying low for now with her baby and fiance Benjamin Millepied, splitting time between France and New York.
Aleph sure is a cutie. Do you think he looks like his mom at all?
Christopher Chaney is the accused celebrity hacker who says he was “addicted” to hacking celebrities email accounts and cell phones.
So why did he do it? ”It started as curiosity and it turned to just being addictive … seeing the behind-the-scenes of what’s going on with the people you see on the big screen.”
Some of the celebs hacked include Mila Kuni and Scarlett Johansson. It is also believed Chaney is responsible for leaking personal naked pictures of celebrities.
Following the footsteps of Gwneth Paltrow, Hilary Duff’s older (and less famous) sister, Haylie, has started her own healthy cooking website called Real Girl’s Kitchen.
Since Napoleon Dynamite in 2004, Haylie hasn’t had much luck in film, although she has been starring in a healthy amount of Made-for-T.V. movies like Betrayed at 17 and Love Takes Wing. Sometimes being Hilary Duff’s sister doesn’t get you far.
So, with all the celebrity websites and magazines out there, like Gwenyth’s Goop, Elizabeth Berkley’s Ask Elizabeth and Zooey Deschanel’s Hello Giggles, it’s no wonder Haylie jumped on this bandwagon. Prior to launching her own site, Haylie contributed weekly home-made recipes for Zooey’s female oriented site.
Let’s hope Haylie’s recipes turn out better than any of her movies ever did.
Some notable celebrities sent out some tweets about the death of Steve Jobs:
Ashton Kutcher: ”I never thought I could be so busted up about the loss of someone I never met.
Ryan Seacrest: “‘Have the courage to follow ur heart & intuition. They already know what u truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.’ – Steve Jobs”
Taylor Swift: “I never met Steve Jobs, but I always wanted to. What a tragic loss. I can’t believe it. About to call my family and tell them I love them.”
Brad Paisley: “I am glad I get to live in the world Steve Jobs enhanced.”
TMZ reports that dozens of celebrities have been hacked, with a variety of personal information being revealed.
Just today nude photos of Scarlett Johansson were exposed, along with Mila Kunis being hacked, exposing personal pictures of Justin Timberlake.
Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted, “Steve Jobs is one of California’s greatest innovators. Very few achieved his impact over the last 50 years and probably the next 100 years.”
Alyssa Milano tweeted, ”I want to put a ding in the universe. ~Steve Jobs #quote.”
Harry Shum, Jr. from Glee tweeted, ”Steve Jobs is also one of the few people that I fully got star struck and geeked out when I met him.”
Reba McEntire (@reba): Amy Winehouse found dead. So sad. Prayers go out for her family.
LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes): RIP Amy Winehouse. So sad to see such a talent gone and her life end in tragedy. This makes me terribly sad.
The Band Perry (@thebandperry): Hearts are heavy over Amy Winehouse. Gone at age 27. She died young. RIP.
Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): Amy Winehouse.. So sad. Unfortunately the world lost an incredibly talented woman to such a powerful disease… addiction. #RIP
Q-Tip (@QtipTheAbstract): “RIP. AMY WINEHOUSE. What a loss!!! So young…. Damn!!…The last time I spoke 2 amy I told her let her light shine more”
Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH): “I am deeply saddened to hear the passing of Amy Winehouse. She was an extraordinary talent who left us with tremendous gifts throughout her career. I send my sincerest condolences to her family, friends and fans.”
Billy Corgan (@Billy): “Sad to hear about Amy Winehouse. I mourn any time one of our own passes on. A tragedy…no doubt. Truly sad.”
Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson): “What a waste of a gifted person. What a shame she saw no hope and continued living her life in that manor. I have been that low emotionally and mentally and that is overwhelming. I keep asking myself why some of us are spared and the others are made examples. I’m very angry and sad. I don’t know why it’s bothering me so much. Sometimes I think this job will be the death of us all, or at least the emotional death of us all.”
Mark Ronson (@iamMarkRonson): “she was my musical soulmate & like a sister to me. this is one of the saddest days of my life”
I had a feeling there would be some competition between these shows. Let the reality-singing-catfight begin.
The Voice’s Adam Levine, who front runs Maroon 5, was the first to fire a verbal shot when he said on the last episode:
“The people that we’re not turning our chairs around for could win American Idol.”
American Idol’s Randy Jackson was quick to fire back, though. Here’s what he had to say:
“It’s a great thing when talent can be simple, honest and revered as opposed to spinning around with gimmicky chairs. Maybe Simon Cowell should have people opening doors. Like, ‘Knock, knock; Who’s singing? I can’t see you!’”
Jackson continued, saying ”Look, none of these other shows could exist without somebody forging the path before them. I’m happy to say that Idol did that and paved the way.”
Listen, I think there’s room for both shows. I’m sure anyone who tunes into American Idol will tune into The Voice, and vice versa, so let’s all be friendly, K?
What do you expect from Lindsay Lohan when her Dad is such a useless douche bag. It’s been announced that Michael Lohan will box John Wayne Bobbitt, reports RadarOnline.
For those younger readers, you may be wondering whose John Wayne Bobbitt? Well John’s penis was infamously severed by his wife, Lorena, with a knife in 1993. He has had some odd jobs since that momentous event, including starring in some porn ironically.
RadarOnline has learned Bobbitt challenged Lohan to three one-minute rounds on June 4 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
“It should be a very interesting match!”Celebrity Boxing founder Damon Feldman told RadarOnline.
“It’s for a great cause, raising awareness for teen drug and alcohol addiction.”
There is so much wrong with this, but we can’t wait to watch this fight.
Don’t you just love America? What other place in the world could a couple of whores like Michelle “Bombshell” McGee and Jamie Jungers get a reality show about celebrities cheating on their loved ones.
TMZ is reporting that Jamie Jungers (one of Tiger Woods’ mistresses) and Michelle “Bombshell” McGee (Jesse James 1st mistress) are planning on hosting the show. The show was created by Bobby Goldstein, who created the original “Cheaters” — and would, according to the pitch, try and “catch celebrity cheaters with their pants down.”
The show is currently being pitched to networks to see if anybody will bite. However what broadcaster could say “no” to such “quality programming?”
Claire Danes is officially off the market. E! Online reports that the 29-year-old actress is engaged to her British beau, Hugh Dancy. The couple met while filming the 2007 romantic drama, Evening, in Newport, R.I. The engagement was confirmed Friday by a rep for People.
Dancy is returning to the big screen this year with the release of the film, Confessions of a Shopaholic. The timing is ideal — the romantic comedy is set to be released Friday before Valentines Day. Dancy recently starred in the award-winning film, Adam, which was featured in the Sundance festival. E! Online reports that it won the festival’s Alfred P. Sloan Award for a film that features science or technology as a theme.
Dancy told Usmagazine.com that his perfect girl is “intelligent, somebody who makes me laugh. I know people always say a good sense of humor, but they’re usually lying. Somebody who kind of has an independent life and ambition.”
American Danes seems to fit the profile — her ambition has led her to her next venture, starring in the upcoming drama, Me and Orson Welles. The coming-of-age film will be costarring Ben Chaplin.
The couple were recently seen stepping out together at the Screen Actors Guild and Directors Guild awards. The 61st Annual Awards were held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Jan. 31 in Los Angeles, California.
Olympian champion Michael Phelps made a public apology on Wednesday after being photographed inhaling from a marijuana bong.
In the picture, 23-year old Phelps is captured engaging in illegal drug activity at a South Carolina party nearly three months after his record-breaking performance at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Stephen Marche from the National Post commented online that ‘the real anomaly in Phelps’s life isn’t his marijuana usage, it’s his 12-litre lung capacity and 12,000-calories a day diet’. The editorial included Phelps’s apology.
“I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment,” Phelps said in the statement released by one of his agents. “I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again”.
The consequences of Phelps’s actions are yet to be determined. The Richland County Sheriff released a statement saying that it was going to look into pressing charges, and embarrassed corporate sponsors might be looking into retracting their deal with the swimmer.
As of today, the only sponsor to drop Phelps is Kellogg’s. There was speculation over Phelps’s big deal with Subway, but according to Perez Hilton’s online blog, a publicist for Subway has refuted claims that Phelps will be dropped as a sandwich spokesperson.
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Hollywood awards season continues to chug along. The Screen Actors Guild Awards were held last Monday and all those you should be watching come Oscar night walked away with awards (J.Hud, Helen Mirren and Little Miss Sunshine).
The Grey’s Anatomy cast took home the award for best ensemble in a drama series, but co-star/homophobe Isaiah Washington was noticeably absent. The actor, whose outburst at the Golden Globes soured the night for the TV show, has entered – you guessed it – rehab! Washington entered a treatment facility this week saying he has some anger issues. I don’t think that’s the only issue you have, Isaiah. No word yet on whether ABC will fire the actor, but if they’re gonna, they might want to hop on that before the unemployment train pulls out of the station.
Lindsay Lohan is still rockin’ Wonderland, but apparently the rehab centre’s special treatment of the teen has been leaving other coke-whores a little P.O.ed. LiLo just has to keep up appearances. You can’t hate on the girl for taking calls from reporters, leaving to film a movie and taking special shopping trips to Rodeo Drive while she’s supposedly ducked out of the spotlight for some T.L.C., can you?
Seems her fellow residents aren’t the only ones who have a hate on for our young wreck. Super actors Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman have reportedly told their agents to flat out reject any project that has Linds’ name attached to it. Booourns.
American Idol might be injecting a little train wreck of their own next season. Apparently producers contacted the mess known as Courtney Love to see if she’d be interested in taking over the crazy slot currently filled by Paula Abdul. All I can say is that in a Simon vs. Courtney fight, my money’s on Ms. Love.
Occasional singer/actress/blow-up doll Paris Hilton has launched a lawsuit against parisexposed.com. The site posted lots of delicious photos, diary entries and videos stolen from the heiress’ personal collection. Paris, we’ve already seen your sex tape, coochie and daily antics. Nothing can surprise us, so ya might as well save your money and buy some panties or love instead of a lawyer.
Remember Ed Speleers? Didn’t think so. Apparently this 19-year-old was the star of the ho-hum holiday dragon flick, Eragon. These days, though, he’s taking on bricks instead of dragons. Photogs caught up with the actor on a building site where he is reportedly earning seven pounds an hour. You gotta give the boy major props for not going the Screech down-and-out route.
And some news on another British boy. Daniel Radcliffe, a.k.a. Harry Potter, is causing quite a stir by posing all grown-up-and-nude in a new stage play, Equus. Buddy’s underage, but looks pretty ripped and hairy in the nudie promo shots. Fangirls everywhere are no doubt drooling. (Head over to mugglenet.com for more scandalous pictures!)
P.S. People are all up on Ms. Tyra, saying she’s had one too many finger lickin’ good meals. I still think the Amercia’s Next Top Model host looks fab and am uber excited for ANTM Cycle 8! Fierce, y’all!
Who should you be watching at the Oscars? The Queen‘s Helen Mirren for best actress, Dreamgirls‘ Jennifer Hudson for best supporting actress, Babel for best picture, and Martin Scorsese for his direction of The Departed. How sweet is it that young Abigail Breslin of Little Miss Sunshine got a nom for best supporting actress? And how hot that both Leo DiCaprio and Ryan Gosling are up for best actor? I would love Canadian boy Ryan to win, but Leo is in dire need of an Oscar.
Even Borat got a nomination. Sacha Baron Cohen’s mockumentary is up for best adapted screenplay. If it wins, I’ll throw two Oscar parties because, to be frank, that would be a sexy time.
So there was lots going on in the second homes of many celebs this past week. I am, of course, referring to rehab centres. Lindsay Lohan checked in to Wonderland Center, though she has been in and out for obligatory trips to AA meetings. LiLo’s mom, who could easily take the craziest Hollywood parent award away from Joe Simpson, has been taking full advantage of Linds’ rehab stint to get her own crusty face more exposure.
Anyway, it’s apparently sexy actor James Franco who drove LiLo to rehab in the first place. Apparently the smokin’ actor rejected the train-wreck teen. Atta boy, Franco. You, I, and the free world knows you can do better.
Even though Lindsay will be MIA from her upcoming Chapter 27 movie premiere, she isn’t letting her shining star fade. She was photographed for a series of ads for fashion house Miu Miu. Rocking her natural red hair (!) and posing like a porcelain doll, Lindsay looked almost unrecognizable in early sneak peeks of the campaign; meaning she didn’t look coked out or like she had dunked herself in a vat of tanning lotion.
My once-upon-a-time country music crush Keith Urban was released from rehab himself this past week. Upon release, Keith was free to return to his
husband wife, Nicole Kidman, who he called “extraordinarily strong and loving.” Uh huh. Sorry, Keith, but not even your catchy new single “Stupid Boy” can re-kindle my love for you. Over-exposure ain’t always a good thing. Neither is naming your latest, unpromoted album something craptastically artsy.
I’ve still got my other cowboys, though. Garth Brooks. Tim McGraw. And Dierks Bentley – who recently ruined himself by chopping off his gloriously boyish locks for his latest music video.
One more country music bit. Cutie Carrie Underwood is denying she and Dallas Cowboy Tony Romo are a thing. Woman, if you haven’t hooked up with that quarterback yet, what are you waiting for? This reminds me — apparently New England Patriots hottie Tom Brady is being pursued by super-freakin’-model Gisele Bundchen, of all people. God, it must be nice.
Well, I almost made it through a column without mentioning Britney Spears. Almost.
Britney no doubt thought she was freakin’ hilarious when she tried to trick the ‘razzi into thinking she had broken up with Federline look-alike Isaac Cohen. Alas, the star-crossed luvas are still together.
Britney took her
only oldest son, Sean, out shopping with her for some lingerie to wear for Sean and Jayden’s new daddy and her new plaything. That’s effin-class, if you ask me. Britney reportedly told the haggle on scene that she was picking up something extra skankalicious for Isaac and that he wished he could have been there. If you didn’t just shudder, slap yourself.
P.S. Here are some photos of singers John Mayer and Jessica Simpson loving life and each other at Hollywood spot Nobu. They are so boring together that the best part is the J.Simps titty shot.