Diplo is one of the most interesting men in the world. Whether you’re looking at his production credits, past collaborations or just following him on twitter, you never know what you’re going to get. Especially when you speak to him in person, the conversation gets progressively weirder but it’s still somehow enlightening. In this interview, he tells us how he partied with Kim Kardashian, Hulk Hogan, the hamburglar and shared a plane with Rick Ross all within a span of 24 hours.
Today we discuss Hulk Hogan’s sex tape, Is The Challenge on MTV racist and The Wanted Get Punked.
In andPOP’s new “Hit and Miss” column, Portia Baladad, chronicles the best and worst in celebrity news. This week she tackles Hulk Hogan’s sex tape (gag) and gushes over Prince Harry.
Prince Harry goes on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tour
He’s touring the Caribbean in the Queen’s place, looking dashing and acting very prince-like. Surprisingly, no controversy here.
Oprah lands an interview with Whitney Houston’s daughter
Oprah gets Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, to open up on Houston’s death for her non-Oprah Show show. After all, Oprah may have “retired” but she’s still the almighty Queen of talk shows.
Hollywood heavyweights do a reading of “8”
Big names such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Jane Lynch did a reading of the gay-marriage play, 8. The reading was directed by Rob Reiner and penned by Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Black penned the play using the transcripts of the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial which challenged the legality of Prop 8.
Latest Dancing with the Stars cast list is revealed
Esteemed “stars” include singer Gavin DeGraw, The View’s Sherri Shepard, and everyone’s favourite nerd
Steve Urkel Jaleel White. It’s depressing to think that every celebrity who’s been on the show believes it’s a great way to re-establish their relevancy when, in reality, it’s where careers come to die.
Rush Limbaugh calls Georgetown co-ed a slut after she advocates for insurance coverage for birth control
According to Rush Limbaugh, “she’s having so much sex that she can’t afford to pay for contraception.” Apparently, Limbaugh thinks you’re supposed to take the pill every time you have sex.
Hulk Hogan has a sex tape (gag)
Better yet, he has no idea who the brunette in the video is! According to TMZ, he apparently went on a four month alcohol-fueled sex binge and has no idea who he banged. The video’s being shopped around but really, no one wants to see a leathery and wrinkly Hulkmania in action.
The Muppets are back! Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang are ruling the Thanksgiving box-office this weekend and the world is officially in a nostalgic frenzy.
Before Jason Segel revamped the series, the adorable characters were famous in their own right. Their television program (1976-1981) featured a variety of celebrity cameos, from Alice Cooper to 007′s Roger Moore, in the final episode. It’s the family friendly programming that transcended generations. The franchise includes a seemingly endless stream of beloved films such as “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” “Muppet Treasure Island,” “Muppets From Space” and “The Great Muppet Caper.” If this is all breaking news to you, then I highly recommend you check them out – or at least add it to your wish list this year.
Since legendary puppeteer Jim Henson created the Muppets in 1974, there has been an incredible assortment of Muppets appearances, performances and moments. Aside from the hilarious parody trailers and Saturday Night Live appearance recently, it felt appropriate to take a moment to reflect on the classics. We pulled together our favourite ten, let us know yours!
Bohemian Rhapsody (2009)In 2009, the gang released their rendition of Queen’s famous song. This viral video introduced this generation to “Bohemian” just like Mike Myers did with Wayne’s World.
Kermit Cycling (1979)
“Jolson sang, Barrymore spoke, Garbo laughed, and now Kermit the Frog rides a bicycle,” began Roger Ebert’s original 1979 review of “The Muppet Movie”. “If you can figure out how they were able to show Kermit pedaling across the screen, then you are less a romantic than I am: I prefer to believe he did it himself.” Muppet magic.
Larry King Live (1994)
Kermit and Gonzo guest-hosted the show with featured guests including supermodel Carol Alt and Hulk Hogan. Surprising that neither replaced King when he retired last year, but there’s still the hope for Regis-replacement.
(Day O) Banana Boat Song (1978)
Before Lil Wayne and Jason Derulo ruined the song, Harry Belafonte and Fozzie Bear’s collaboration was pure brilliance. Fozzie even asks the question that we all want to know, “What is a “Tally Man”?”
Keep Fishin’ (2002)
Weezer resurrected the Muppets from temporary obscurity for their music video off their fourth album, “Maladroit”.
Bennie And The Jets (1977)
Elton John became a reoccuring character in the late 70s, performing many of his songs including “Crocodile Rock” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”. But it is the banter between Elton and Kermit during “Bennie” that defines his involvement. You could also see where Cee-Lo took a few notes.
Alice Cooper (1978)
As Gonzo declares him “the voice of doom,” this episode also guest starred horror film-icon Vincent Price and revolved around the theme of “ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night.”
Buddy Rich VS. Animal (1981)
Two of the greatest drummers of all time face-off in this classic skit from the Muppet Show. Who won? You be the judge.
‘Treasure Island’ Roll Call (1996)
Directed by his son, Brian, this post-Jim Henson film is not the same – but it has it’s moments, like this one. Kermit’s Captain Abraham Smollet is introduced to his crew of “cutthroats, villains and scoundrels.”
The Rainbow Connection
Perhaps the greatest Muppets moment of all-time, the opening banjo strum is guaranteed to cause a lump in the throat. Covered by many, including Willie Nelson, Sarah McLachlan and Jason Mraz – enjoy!
Here in Canada we have this little thing called Movember. For the month of November, men let their mustaches grow while raising money for prostate cancer research. Not only does this help conquer a leading cause of death among men, this also allows them to look absolutely ridiculous (and, at times, sexy) for a whole month straight!
We’d love to see stars like Zac Efron, Justin Bieber, Taylor Lautner- hell, even Kanye West – partake in this festivity. These guys are already gorgeous and could rock any ‘tache of their choice. Below are some examples of famous dudes throughout time that did a good job at maintaining their upper lip. Boys, take note!
Charlie Chaplin rocked the toothbrush ‘stache in the early 1900s. Then some one else totally ruined it…
If Tom Selleck a.k.a. Magnum PI were to ever shave his ‘stache it’ll be the equivalant of walking down the street in the nude.
Hulk Hogan proves you don’t have to be a porn star to rock the porn ‘stache.
Ned Flanders has been sporting a thick ‘stache on The Simpsons since 1990. Oh indeedily doodily!
Parks & Recreation‘s Ron Swanson sports the real-life version of the Ned Flanders mustache. Thick, full of body, and golden brown.
Mr. Potato Head had the option of mustache on or mustache off. For Movember we’re sure he’d keep it on at all times.
We were really lacking in the ginger ‘stache department until Yosemite Sam showed up. Way to take one for the team!
Director John Waters takes a cue from Little Richard and rocks the creepy thin strip.
Star Wars‘ Lando demonstrates mustaches can be for all races.
We love the Anchorman ’stache as much as Ron Burgundy loves scotch. Scotchy, scotch scotch…
Lee Van Cleef made mustaches cool-looking in Western movies. Go ask your parents what a Western is!
These are just a few we wanted to share in case you’re planning on participating in Movember. Remember: it’s for a good cause and you can look incredibly stupid but get away with it. Ready, set, MO!
The professional wrestler had a medical scare this week when doctors thought they found an abnormality in his heart, reports TMZ.
Hogan was getting tests done for future back surgery when doctors discovered a problem with his EKG. Sources told TMZ that the back doctor sent Hogan to a specialist at a cardiovascular medical center in Florida for further investigation into the problem.
But like we said, Hogan triumphed. After running more extensive tests, doctors discovered that Hogan’s heart is working normally. Hogan was apparently “very worried” during the whole process.
But now that everything is back to normal, he is set to get back surgery soon.
Need we say more?
The Atlantic City man who has been impersonating reality TV star Jon Gosselin is reportedly a stalker, according to an “insider” quoted by Perez Hilton. The impersonator also apparently believes he actually is Gosselin.
He has been reported to police to have stalked several women.
Hilton’s insider had these things to say:
The Hulk has won another battle against his opponent. Except this time, the pro wrestler’s victory took place in court against his estranged wife Linda Bollea.
According to E! News, a Florida judge has ruled that Hulk Hogan does not have to go through with the purchase of a $4.2 million Las Vegas condo, a property he agreed to buy with Bollea back in 2005.
“We are thrilled that the judge did not require us to continue to engage in the folly of purchasing a $4.2 million condo at a time when we should be considering other matters,” Hogan’s attorney, David Houston, told E! News.
“We believe the court injected a dose of reality into a contested litigation and feel that we have started down the road to resolution.”
Bollea’s attorneys have yet to comment on the ruling.
Although Brooke Hogan previously claimed that her father Hulk Hogan abused her mother, the 20-year-old now says that she made false allegations, reports People magazine.
“I did it under significant pressure from my mother,” Hogan tells the entertainment magazine. “It was only after I learned all the facts that I realized I made a big mistake in signing it.”
Hogan released the apology after a tabloid reported that she had signed a legal affidavit accusing her father of verbally and physically abusing wife Linda during their marriage.
Brooke is now living with her father and is not on speaking terms with her mother.
“I love my mother, and hope to one day reconcile with her,” Brooke says. “But using kids as pawns in a divorce is awful. Every day my mother resorts to this kind of behaviour makes it that much harder for us to ever have a relationship again.”
Linda Hogan fears her soon-to-be ex husband Hulk Hugan will hurt her and “fears for her safety,” reports TMZ.com.
According to the website, Linda Hogan says the former wrestler is stalking her outside of their residences, has a history of violence towards her and “is capable of attacking [her] at any moment.”
Linda filed a motion to keep Hulk away from her and their Florida homes.
Hulk’s attorney, however, did issue this statement: “Linda Bollea’s allegations are pure fantasy, in line with her recent 911 call that has been widely played in the media. Since November, Terry Bollea has been in Los Angeles working. The limited time that he has spent in Florida has been solely to visit his son and daughter. In addition, he has no history of violence.”
While Nick Hogan, son of Hulk, is serving jail time for seriously injuring a man in a car accident, his family is receiving threats from the victim’s family.
Perez Hilton reports that police are investigating the Graziano family, and have listened to the voicemails.
Police would not release the names of the Graziano family members that had left the messages, nor which member of the Hogan family the threats were targeting.
The Hogan’s attorney, Morris Weinberg, stated that the family is taking the threats very seriously.
Meanwhile, Nick Hogan has been releasing statements about how upsetting it is for him to be in jail, and both Hogan parents have taken on much younger lovers. There seems to be no end to their drama.
Not surprisingly, Hulk Hogan’s son is not happy with the conditions at the Pinellas County Jail.
According to gossip website PerezHilton.com, a motion filed by Nick Hogan’s attorney to have him placed under house arrest until he is 18-years-old has been denied by a judge.
Young Hogan is being held in solitary confinement because he is not old enough to be part of the general population and, according to reports, the teen has lost at least 10 pounds and has no access to a telephone or TV.
The 17-year-old was sentenced May 9 to eight months in jail after pleading no contest to one count of reckless driving involving serious bodily injury.
Nick Hogan, we (don’t) pity you.
Linda Hogan filed for divorce and failed to tell her husband.
The St. Petersburg Times reported that Hulk Hogan had no idea his wife had filed for divorce until a reporter informed him that Pinellas County court records showed the paperwork was submitted Tuesday.
“Thank you for the great information,” the wrestler told the reporter, PEOPLE reports. He then reportedly called back five minutes later to say, “I’m kind of shocked. You caught me off-guard. My wife has been in California for about three weeks. … Holy smokes. Wow, you just knocked the bottom out of me. … I just pulled over to the side of the road for five minutes to find out what was going on here.”
The couple’s 24-year marriage has been documented in the VH1 reality-TV series “Hogan Knows Best,” also starring their two children, Brooke and Nick. Recent episodes show the couple attending marital counseling.
The Hogan family has made headlines recently as the couple’s son, Nick, faces a felony charge for driving recklessly in August when his car went out of control and slammed into a tree. His license has since been suspended.
Wrestler-turned-reality TV star HULK HOGAN’s Miami Beach, Florida home has been burgled.
Thieves reportedly stole $100,000 (£50,000) worth of jewellery after breaking into the star’s family home on Thursday night (16Aug07).
Hogan and his family are currently in the middle of moving house. (KL/WNWCMZ/MEH)
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