Sarah Palin to American Idol Contestants: You Are All No-Talent Hacks!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

In Sarah Palin’s latest book, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag, due out next week, she takes on a number of weighty topics. Presumably.
According to excerpts leaked today, she also lambasts American Idol for fostering a "cult of self-esteem." You know, since no one tells the singers they're bad!

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WE'RE #1! Sorry, Lee DeWyze, but according to some observers, you're not.
"No one they have encountered in their lives - from parents to teachers to their president - wanted them to feel bad by hearing the truth," opines Sarah Palin.
She says Idol trots out a "seemingly endless supply of people who can’t sing but are deluded enough to get in front of a national television audience anyway


Excuse Adam Lambert While He Kisses Some Guy...

Adam Lambert paid homage to Jimi Hendrix at a concert in France last night.
And to the countless music fans that have often mistaken the lyrics to this icon's classic 1967 single "Purple Haze."
As part of his Glam Nation Tour in Europe, Lambert treated concert goers to a rendition of this single, switching up the words from "Excuse me while I kiss the sky" to "Excuse me while I kiss some guy." Not merely apt for Adam, the latter verse has been sung so often that a website has actually been created in its honor.
Performing in Paris, France
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Click on the images above to enlarge shots of Lambert on stage. Then, sit back, relax and watch the video of him covering Hendrix below. It's great stuff.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Bested by Twilight Saga!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows brought in $24 million across the nation last night, as fans lined up for midnight showings of this blockbuster.
While impressive, though, that tally falls short of two Twilight Saga installments.
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The record-holder for midnight showing haul is Eclipse, which earned $30 million during the first two hours of its release. That figure topped the previous best: New Moon's $26.3 million.
In 2009, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince brought in $22 million during this time slot, proving once and for all: no magic is a match for chiseled abs and brooding paleness!


Erin Barry: A Real-Life Desperate Housewife

Erin Barry, the mistress/sext-message fiend behind Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's divorce, is a real desperate housewife - a good girl gone bad!
According to the New York Post, the estranged wife of Brent Barry, a former teammate of Parker's, had been sexting Tony Parker for over a year.
But in 2006, Erin Barry described a storybook marriage to Brent, then a guard with the San Antonio Spurs, with San Antonio Woman magazine.
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SEXT BOMB: Erin Barry's charms were too much for Tony to resist.
"To sit in your nice home, have your nice job and ignore the suffering going on around you, you can't enjoy what you have if you don't help those that are less fortunate," she said. "For me to be able to use the blessings that I have feels good."
Erin identified herself as a housewife and mom, a high-school sweetheart of Brent who met while a student at an all-girls Catholic school in San Francisco.
Erin also revealed she was born to a single, teen mom and adopted by a couple that also had three biological children: "It was kind of obvious," she said. "Here I was with my dark hair and olive complexion in this Irish-Polish family."
The news of Tony Parker and Eva Longoria's divorce comes just weeks after the Barrys, who have two boys, ages 4 and 9, also decided to divorce.
The Barrys wed 12 years ago. Longoria found the text messages between Erin and Tony and filed for divorce after just three years of marriage.
"Eva and I have been discussing our situation privately," Parker said. "We plan to continue to keep our discussions of this matter private."
Good luck with that.


Shirtless Showdown: Matthew Morrison vs. Matthew McConaughey

According to some, Saint Matthew composed the Gospel of Christ, typically referred to as "the Gospel according to the Hebrews."
In Hollywood, however, a couple of Matthews are known for the Gospel according to hotness!
Earlier this week, Glee star Matthew Morrison dared to challenge movie star Matthew McConaughey as the best bodied Matthew in the land. Just look at photos of the former in Details. Has McConaughey actually been dethroned in this delicious department? You tell us...

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Report: Dancing With the Stars Set On Lockdown After White Powder Mailed to Bristol Palin

Emergency responders raced to CBS Television City studios late Friday after a white powder substance was found by a member of the Dancing with the Stars staff.
The apparent target, according to TMZ, was likely Bristol Palin.
Law enforcement sources say the powder substance was discovered by a DWTS staff member, and a section of the studio was then evacuated and cordoned off.

Mark Ballas and Bristol Palin
Fortunately, the FBI reported it appears to be mere talcum powder after "initial field screening was negative for hazardous substances." An investigation continues.
The powder was contained in a piece of fan mail addressed to Bristol Palin. We know plenty of fans are upset with her long run on the show, but this is just wrong.
Come on, people. There's nothing funny about terrorist threats, even if Brandy's elimination really sucked. Get a grip ... also, the white powder thing is so 2001.
Now that this is over and it looks like everyone's free from danger, we can go back to debating whether Bristol deserves to be in the finals ..


Inferno Producers to Lindsay Lohan: You're Fired!

Lindsay Lohan playing Linda Lovelace seemed too perfect, but it wasn't meant to be. The producers of Inferno are going in a new, less-troubled direction.
"We are withdrawing our offer from Lindsay Lohan," director Matthew Wilder said.
While it may seem a harsh rebuke of Lohan, who is currently in rehab at the Betty Ford Center, the director says it's not personal, it's just business.
Lohan as Lovelace
EXTINGUISHED: Guess they're gonna need a new poster.
"We have stuck by Lindsay very patiently for a long time with a lot of love and support," said Wilder, who hinted last week that Lindsay might lose the role.
"Ultimately, the impossibility of insuring her - and some other issues - made it impossible for us to go forward." Yep, an indefinite stay in rehab will do that.
An announcement on her replacement is imminent. "We are in negotiations [with another star] and working out the legalities of bringing her onboard."
Who do you think it is? Can anyone replace Lindsay?


Oksana Grigorieva to Lawyer: ONLY $15 Million!?

Oksana Grigorieva disavowed the $15 million settlement her lawyers got from Mel Gibson this spring not because she feared for her baby daughter, as she says, but because she felt the actor would pay a lot more to avoid the bad publicity.
We're not lawyers, but ... sounds a little like extortion to us.

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Oksana Grigorieva's actions appear more questionable by the day.
A text sent June 2 from Oksana to Eric George, the lawyer who negotiated her $15 million mediation package, is laden with buyer's remorse, complaining that George never told her about a domestic violence claim, which could up the ante.
Underscoring how important the Mel Gibson tapes were in the mediation, Oksana says, "Forget about the tapes for the moment. This is the case of domestic violence."
The point - no one raised the issue of domestic violence during the mediation - it was about the tapes. Seriously shady stuff here. Was it ever really about poor Lucia?
Oksana says her relationship with Mel ended due to"Mels (sic) domestic violence, the only reason and the fact, with proof, and I run away to save my children."
Then she lays her cards on the table: "If the opposition is buying my silence, please, we have to renegotiate the custody portion and secure the monetory (sic)."
Also in the text, Oksana Grigorieva makes it clear she had a strategy all along, and aware of her strongest bargaining chip: "He doesn't want this publicity."
"I have lots of questions about the moneytory (sic) part also, i'd (sic) like us to get together and discus (sic) everything," she adds, "I am not bluffing."
Law enforcement sources say the text is part of the extortion investigation to determine if Oksana leveraged the tapes to score the $15 million package.
The theory: After signing the agreement, Oksana got greedy and decided she could get more than $15 million by adding a fresh domestic violence claim.
Was that whole "fearing for her life" bit all an exaggeration to get paid? No matter what Mel did, it's getting hard to take anything Oksana says seriously.
In other news, Mel will be front and center in court Monday as his lawyers ask the judge to strip Oksana of custody and award it to him. He'll be there in person because he wants to show how serious he is and how unstable she is.


Tony Parker Files to Divorce Eva Longoria

Tony Parker has filed to divorce Eva Longoria, even though the reverse had already taken place. This could very well mean a legal showdown in the making.
Tony's divorce petition was filed in Texas. Eva filed for divorce earlier in the week in Los Angeles, setting up a battle over where the couple's case is heard.
Texas divorces can be handled fast, in as little as 60 days. It's unclear if Tony Parker's Erin Barry sexting would be a lesser factor in one state or another.
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Tony and Eva Longoria Parker are divorcing after three years.
Tony's stated reason: "The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities between Petitioner and Respondent that destroys legitimate ends of the marriage and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation."
Interestingly, they have a prenup, but in Tony's petition he writes, "Petitioner believes Petitioner and Respondent will enter an agreement for the division of their estate."
Since they've already signed a prenup, the word "will" is puzzling.
Tony's petition also states, "Petitioner owns certain separate property that is not part of the community estate of the parties." We'll see if a judge agrees.
Neither Tony's lawyer nor Eva's camp has commented publicly.
Finally, in an ironic twist, Tony is being represented by attorney Richard Orsinger, the same lawyer who is repping Brent Barry ... his former teammate.
His former teammate and the husband of Erin Barry, who was just revealed as Parker's mistress / sexting buddy last week. Conflict of interest much?


Wesley Snipes: Finally Headed to Jail

He may have proven that white men can't jump, but Wesley Snipes has also made it clear that felons can't avoid jail time.
The actor - who was convicted of tax evasion in 2008, but spent years going to extreme lengths to avoid his sentence - had his latest appeal rejected by a federal judge this week.
Told he “had a fair trial” and that “the time has come for the judgment to be enforced,” Snipes will finally be heading to the clink.
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“Wesley is very disappointed but staying strong and positive,” his lawyer told The Orlando Sentinel.
It’s unclear when or where Snipes will start serving the sentence. So much for always betting on black, though.


Anne Hathaway Makes Pitch to Glee Producers: Cast Me!

Anne Hathaway took a break from posing topless this week to make a pitch to Fox: the actress wants to be on Glee!
But Hathaway has already done the work for creator Ryan Murphy. She already knows what character she wants to portray:
"I would want to be Kurt's aunt," she told reporters this week. "I have thought about it... I would like to pitch to Murphy right now that I go on as Kurt's aunt, his mother who is deceased's younger sister."

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Watch Hathaway and Gyllenhaal in the trailer for Love and Other Drugs NOW and then sound off: Do you wanna see Anne Hathaway on Glee?


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