Industry insiders say Miley Cyrusâ€™ Vanity Fair shoot might have been a well-orchestrated blessing in disguise for the teen star and her career. â€œI challenge you to show me a child star who really made the transition to adulthood smoothly,â€ one source tells MSNBC. â€œMiley doesnâ€™t have plans to leave showbiz any time soon, and to get that big â€˜grown-upâ€™ part, she needs to start looking like a grownup. That shoot helped.â€
Great! Miley’s 15, and the star machine is working overtime to pimp her into a “big grownup”, complete with big grownup roles. Like naked ones. She’s rumored to be interested in the lead role in â€œUndiscovered Gyrl,â€ the film version of Allison Burnettâ€™s new novel. Burnettâ€™s agent Richard Abate has reportedly just begun shopping the book manuscript and has yet to secure a deal for the film.
However, a source close to the project says Cyrus is interested in the part, which would be that of â€œa lovable, lost suburban girl who descends into a life of reckless partying and promiscuity.â€ The source says if Cyrus did take the part, youâ€™d be seeing a lot more of Cyrus than what appeared in the Vanity Fair photos. â€œThere would definitely be nude scenes,â€ says the source.
Billy Ray needs an effin’ reality check FAST. Truthfully, it’s probably too late. The machine’s running on it’s own now, and there’s not a lot that pops can do, unless he grows some BALLS and stops Miley from playing a lovable slut.
She’s gonna watch that tween fanbase disappear in a blink, but maybe that’s the big plan. The proverbial horse has left the barn. British moms have had it with her, and American moms aren’t real happy either. Miley’s gotta pay for her massive overhead somehow, so slutting it up some more looks like her next logical step. That sound you just heard was a shot being fired into Hannah Montana.
Obviously desperate to distance himself from any affiliation with the cops, rapper Rick Ross denounced as fake photos alleged to show him in a former career as a Florida prison guard. The Smoking Gun has blown the LID off of that shizz. Department of Corrections records show that Ross, whose rappping details the Miami gangsta lifestyle and his supposed days trafficking cocaine, did, in fact, work as a correctional officer for 18 months.
Ross (real name: William Leonard Roberts) was appointed a prison guard in December 1995 at a salary of $22,913.54, according to his personnel record shown here. According to the official document, Ross was earning $25,794.34 when he resigned in June 1997. After graduating from the DoC training academy, Ross was assigned to the South Florida Reception Center in Dade County.
When a photo of a uniform-clad Ross surfaced last week on MediaTakeOut.com, the 32-year-old performer claimed to AllHipHop.com that unnamed “online hackers” put “my face when I was a teenager in high school on other peoples’ body. If this shit was real don’t you think they would have more specifics, like dates and everything?” He added, “Fake pictures are created by the fake, meant to entertain the fake.” The photo, which you can find here, shows a 19-year-old Ross at a DOC ceremony (he was part of the department’s 60th graduating class).
British Celebutante Peaches Geldof stopped breathing for several minutes and could have died or suffered brain damage after a suspected drug overdose in her flat. Peaches is the daughter of Sir Bob Geldof, rock legend from The Boomtown Rats, and organizer of the Live Aid Charity Concerts. Socialite Peaches is quite the party girl, who hangs with Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Kelly Osborne and others. She was caught on tape in May buying drugs from one of Amy Winehouse’s drug dealers.
The 19-year-old was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and chest compressions by a friendl to keep oxygen pumping to her brain. Emergency crews raced to the scene on Sunday afternoon to find the party-loving part-time TV presenter â€“ daughter of Sir Bob Geldof â€“ unconscious. The incident brought back the tragic memory that Peaches’ mother, Paula Yates, died after an overdose in 2000.
Peaches was successfully revived at the flat in trendy Camden, North London. She began crying hysterically but then refused to go to hospital for fear her rock legend dad, organizer of the Live Aid charity concerts, would find out. Too late, Peaches- I imagine your dad has done what he said he would do if you turned to drugs: go ballistic.
A source said:
Peaches could not breathe for several minutes after suffering a respiratory arrest. Her friend had to give chest pumps and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. If she had not received this she could have died or she could have suffered brain damage. Peaches had gone into respiratory arrest, in which a patientâ€™s breathing stops but the heart doesnâ€™t. It was extremely serious and there is no doubt her friend saved her life.
Another friend told The Sun: â€œNo one could believe this has happened to Sir Bob Geldofâ€™s daughter, particularly considering what happened to her mother.â€
UPDATE:Batman star Christian Bale has left a London police station after being questioned over claims he assaulted his mother and sister. Mr Bale is alleged to have lashed out at his mother and sister in his suite at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Sunday. A Metropolitan Police spokesman earlier said Bale was in custody after being arrested in connection with an allegation of assault. Scotland Yard reportedly has said Bale has been ordered to appear in September on the charges.
Last night, London Police allowed Batman star Christian Bale to attend the biggest film premiere of the summer last night despite him being accused of assault.
Bale, 34, faces questioning over the claim made by his own mother and sister. Christian was able to attend the first European screening of new Batman blockbuster “The Dark Knight” in Londonâ€™s West End. He is accused of lashing out on Sunday night at Park Laneâ€™s Dorchester Hotel â€” where he has a suite. His mom Jenny, 61, and sister Sharon, 40, who lives in Dorset, went to a police station in Hampshire yesterday to lodge the allegation. The matter was referred to the Met Police.
Detectives, well aware of last nightâ€™s glittering bash, made the decision not to approach Bale yesterday. But they are expected to try to question him today. A source said:
It was a very difficult situation but it would have been wrong to have wrecked the premiere over a complaint which we donâ€™t yet know is founded in truth. But Mr Bale will be contacted at the earliest opportunity and be asked to provide an account of anything that happened.
A Met Police spokesman said: â€œWe can confirm we have received allegation from another force in relation to an alleged incident in central London.â€
WTF did Christian DO? Is he still in character? Were his mom and sister pissed ‘cuz he didn’t take them to the London premier? Was he just hammered? Snarkista MUST know. And therefore will be digging diligently around!
The stress of this past month and ALL of the drama is apparently taking its toll on Madonna. Vadge has fired two dancers and her tour manager is threatening to walk out over her crazy mood swings. Is the Material Girl becoming the Menopausal Grouch? Despite her fitness-junkie regime, her health has started to suffer.
Madonna is reportedly anemic, a big sign she is overdoing it. What with A-Rod, Guy, her brother Christopher’s tell-all book and trying to reunite Justin Timberlake and Britney on her plate, Snarkista’s not surprised. She’s also suffered a painful knee injury. So, Vadge has had a doctor, physiotherapist and a chiropractor on duty during rehearsals for her upcoming Sticky & Sweet world tour. And probably some Kaballah dude to keep her red strings tidy and the Kaballah water flowing.
This week the docs ordered her to cool it with the punishing dance routines because her body simply can NOT cope. She ain’t no spring chicken, y’all. She’s now taking a time-out, and resting up in the Hamptons with her close bud Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyinnie better tiptoe around, because the strain has pushed Vadge’s famous mood swings to terrifying new extremes. A source close to Madonna said:
She is doing LESS than OK. She’s been rehearsing for the tour and she is totally miserable. Sheâ€™s down physically and mentally. The situation with Guy is very, very tense. The way the press are going crazy with the A-Rod story, her brotherâ€™s book and her physical exhaustion are all taking their toll.
One of her closest pals says she has never seen Madonna so low. She says Vadge is feeling depressed and looking really gaunt. â€œMadonna was told to take it easy on work and rehearsals, so she will now take one day off every week and go easy in the mornings. She has a blood analysis done every few days â€” including one during last Fridayâ€™s rehearsal in front of everyone.â€ Madonna just couldn’t resist THAT drama!
Now might be a FAB time for Guy to duck back to England. Madonna with MORE mood swings, on forced rest, is gonna be even more of a capital-B beeyotch. If that’s even possible. She might just flip on out and eat him for lunch. With fava beans and a nice chianti.
Denver, Colorado is going to look more like Hollywood during the Democratic National Convention this August 25-28th.
A-listers, movie moguls and other Hollywood movers-and-shakers are expected to turn out in droves to witness political star Barack Obama’s party coronation.
Convention sources tell NY Daily News that superstars Kanye West, N.E.R.D., Wyclef Jean and Usher are in serious talks to perform at the DNC blowout. There are always exclusive invitation-only events that are held while the Convention is in session, and this year looks like it will be no exception!
The Creative Coalition, a non-profit advocacy group that hosted parties for the Democrats in 2004, announced that the Black Eyed Peas are scheduled to perform at the DNC Gala at the Fillmore Auditorium on Aug. 27. Coalition Director Robin Bronk says:
The Black Eyed Peas represent a growing genre of music that emphasizes increased social awareness
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is coming for the Yoga Health Foundation’s festival, which begins the night before the convention. He plans to stay for the duration, saying…
I’m going to the DNC to add my voice to the growing collective consciousness I believe is rising in this country. I want to add my voice to this phenomenon that I believe is this country and the world’s only salvation: the promotion of love over fear.
Other A-list Democratic supporters who plan to join in on some of the festivities include Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, Warren Beatty and wife Annette Bening, Susan Sarandon, Kerry Washington, Dana Delany, Forrest Whitaker, Ed Norton and many more. Norton is working on a documentary about Obama.
So, about a month from now Denver is gonna be a GREAT place to star-search, no matter WHAT your Party affiliation is! Here’s hoping the papz will behave, and not turn the “Mile High City” into “Miles Long Gridlock”!
photo credit: ny daily news
Snarkista is gonna take off her snarkhat for just a moment, and get out her can of whoop-ass. And she’s gonna open that sucker UP on Michael Savage. For the past 9 years, my daughter and I have worked as volunteers with the disabled. We have watched with alarm and shock at the DRASTIC rise in the number of autistic children we see every year.
On July 16th, controversial radio host Michael Savage characterized nearly every child with autism as â€œa brat who hasnâ€™t been told to cut the act outâ€. Savage also called autism â€œa fraud and a racketâ€ during his syndicated show, and went on to label children with the disorder as â€œidiotsâ€ and â€œmorons.â€
Savage said in a telephone interview today that he stood by his remarks and had no intention of apologizing to those advocates and parents who have called for his firing over the matter.
My main point remains true. It is an overdiagnosed medical condition. In my readings, there is no definitive medical diagnosis for autism.
On his show, which is broadcast every weekday, Mr. Savage suggested that â€œ99 percent of the casesâ€ of autism were a result of lax parenting. He told his audience: â€œThey donâ€™t have a father around to tell them, â€˜Donâ€™t act like a moron. Youâ€™ll get nowhere in life.â€ Among the other admonitions he felt children with autism should be hearing, he said, were: â€œ â€˜Straighten up. Act like a man. Donâ€™t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.â€™ â€ Yeah. Tell that to Jenny McCarthy.
But he said he was proud to have prodded discussion on the subject, and planned to give over his entire show on Monday â€” broadcast live from Northern California from 3 to 6 p.m., Pacific time â€” to parents and other callers who wished to disagree with him and to educate him.
Many people aren’t waiting until today’s edition of Mr. Savageâ€™s show, â€œThe Savage Nation,â€ to register their outrage. In New York City, Autism United, a coalition of organizations that advocate on behalf of children with autism and provide services to them, staged a protest Monday outside the studios of WOR (710 AM), which carries Mr. Savageâ€™s program weeknights from 6 to 9 p.m., Eastern time.
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