One more reason you might hate Hancock? (Oh, click it- you’ll be glad. But not GLAAD.) Will Smith’s new movie has been accused of homophobia by gay rights activists.
Head honchos at The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) allege a scene in the superhero movie takes a “cheap, unfunny shot at gay people” The offending scene involves Smith’s washed up crime fighter dismissing other superhero images, saying,
“Homo. Homo in red. Norwegian Homo.”
The peeps at GLAAD say “the slur sends a message that it’s okay to discriminate against gay people”. Snarkista’s trying to figure out who the Norwegian could be, ‘cuz she’s NOT shelling out for the movie! The economy, you know. At least Will doesn’t have to worry about a Scientology boycott.
Britney Spears has filmed her video short for Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet tour and it’ll reportedly be shown at the opening of each show. E! News posted the following description of the video:
The planned “short movie” will take place inside an elevator, where seven cameras will be strategically placed to capture the magic. The scene-by-scene breakdown goes like this:
Britney, partially disguised by a gray hoodie, walks into the elevator. As she starts traveling upward, she seems particularly nervous and anxious. The popster starts pacing back and forth. Then she progresses to kicking and smacking the walls, all frantic-like. She screams into one of the cameras. Then she starts climbing the wall, pulls down her hood and, into another camera, says: “It’s Britney, bitch.”
Yawn. Madonna could’ve saved a BUNCH of coin by mashing together some news footage of Britney from the past 3 years. WTF is up with Britney’s “short movie”? Did Daddy Spears need some extra cash to pay psychiatric bills? Is the “Britney Economy” sucking as bad as the REST of the economy? Good thing most concert-goers will have the scoop on the pre-vid, ‘cuz they’d be saying WTF too. The “little people” aren’t shelling out $300 plus for some leftover Brit-Brit shizz! Snarkista’s not convinced that Britney’s back!
Ah, the windy one strikes again! The “Reverend” Jesse Jackson’s open-mic mess had him showing his TRUE colors about Barack Obama. If you’ve been in a cave for the last 24 hours or so, Jesse was in the Fox and Friends studio readying for an interview on Sunday. The self-proclaimed Reverend whispered that “Barack’s been talking down to black people” and he was gonna â€œcut [Obamaâ€™s] nuts offâ€! The problem? He had a hot mic clipped to his hip AND tape was already rolling!
Immediate fallout ALL over, particularly from Jesse’s SON, Jesse Jackson Jr. Jesse Jr. is Obama’s national campaign co-chair! Jr. wasted NO time in blasting his dad and denouncing the Rev’s slip. Geez- parents can be SO freakin’ embarrassing!
Even worse, there’s additional video the cable news networks are hanging onto that’s MORE outrageous. Fox and CNN will decide shortly what, if any of the additional ugliness they will air. The Rev has sort of apologized for getting caught, in his usual indecipherable way. Check out the insufferable one who’s obviously jealous of Obama. So much for the Rainbow.
UPDATE! Here is the awesome 23/6′s mashup of various news anchors struggling to report what Jesse said!!
No big surprise here, but squealmaker David Archuleta has received a 2008 Teen Choice Awards nomination for having the most fanatic fans! Archie could probably take this one home, as anyone knows who witnessed the asteroid shower of screams that rocked American Idol EVERY TIME he took the stage!
Other categories have been added to the “Teen Choice” voting ballot- including Choice MySpace and Archie’s category of Choice Fanatic Fans. There are a LOT of categories, in response to the online input on the award’s site. Fans can vote once a day on the Teen Choice website. You’re supposed to be a teen, but, whatever. If you love you some Jonas Brothers or are an Ironman fan… Snarkista won’t tell if you vote.
Stars scheduled to appear on the August 8th show (Fox, 8pm eastern) include The Jonas Brothers, Chris Brown, Scarlett Johannson, Kristen Bell, Chace Crawford, Hayden Panettiere and many more. The show will be hosted by…wait for it…Miley Cyrus. Miley’s gotta be able to do this hostessing shizz in her SLEEP by now!
Christie Brinkley will reportedly retain sole custody of her children after reaching a settlement in her ugly divorce battle with ex Peter Cook. The agreement came around 6:15 a.m. Thursday after overnight negotiations. A source tells the New York Post that Cook, 49, will continue their current visitation arrangement: He will get their kids, Jack, 13, and Sailor, 10, every Wednesday and alternating weekends, plus alternating weeks during the summer.
Christie, 54, will keep all 18 properties in the Hamptons that were being disputed, and agreed to pay him $2.1 million. Chump change for such a HUGE chump! Christie’s properties make that little cash toss look like loose change.
â€œI am very happy with the settlement,â€ Brinkley told reporters as she entered court Thursday. â€œDidnâ€™t sleep a wink. Itâ€™s a great day.â€ Asked Wednesday if a settlement were in the works, Brinkley pressed her palms together and told reporters, “It’s what I hope and pray for.”
The settlement marks the end of a bitter â€” and embarrassing â€” battle for the two. Brinkley, who broke down several times on the stand, had accused Cook of having a $3,000-a-month Internet porn habit and destroying their 10-year marriage by having an affair with his teenage assistant, Diana Bianchi. “My world was completely shattered,” Brinkley said when she found out he cheated on her in 2006. Brinkley also alleged that he had been arrested for buying drugs “at a gay truck stop.”
Cook apologized for the affair and porn usage, but insisted neither affected his parenting skills. WHATEVER. He fired back at Brinkley, saying she had anger issues and suggested that she was trying to launch a smear campaign against him for requesting a public trial. Yes, Snarkista would agree that Christie was a pit pissed at the porn, cheating and drug use. Shocker.
In the end, a court-appointed psychologist testified that Brinkley deserved full custody because Cook’s narcissism “could cause harm” to their children. Truth! Bianchi wasn’t Peter’s only affair, he thought he could do anything he wanted and keep his marriage too. But he didn’t count on Christie and her BIG guns. Good for her. Let Peter slither off in shame.
Maybe Brooke IS the Hogan who knows best… Hulk and Linda have been acting about 13 lately, and Speed Racer’s off playing drop the soap. But how’s Brooke gonna pay for her pad and bling and shizz? Her new show, starting Sunday- duh! Let’s hope she’ll have some friends!