This will be the last column until Monday, December 30th. I’m in California all next week for the holidays and I rarely have time to get any work done, so just wanted to give you a heads up. This could be an interesting Christmas. We THINK Olivia might be on to the whole Santa thing. Some of the stuff she wrote on her Christmas list, we didn’t understand what she wanted, so when my sister asked her what it meant, she says, “Santa knows what it is.” We think she’s testing us. Either way, we might get another freak out on Christmas morning as I’m getting them both tickets to the One Direction concert at the Rose Bowl next September. Nicholas is obsessed with 1D. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I know his favorite one is Niall and I have no idea why. Might need to get to the bottom of that on this trip. Per usual, my Christmas will consist of nothing but gift cards. That’s all I ever really ask for since I’d rather shop for myself. Happy Holidays. Talk to you in a week.
And of course, be sure to check out the “Bachelor” Juan Pablo’s episode-by-episode spoilers.
-A major shout out to “D” Magazine for this outstanding piece on Kidd Kraddick they did. A lot of great insight they covered into what was going on in his life at the time of his death back in July, most of which no one close to him knew. Even if you’ve never listed to a day of Kidd Kraddick in your life, I highly suggest you take 10-15 minutes out of your day and read this retrospective on him. It’s excellent. I’m glad I can say that I knew the guy and he’s definitely missed.
-Since she’s only 18 and hasn’t had nearly enough work done to her body yet, Kendall Jenner allegedly decided to go get lip injections. Ummmm, why? Hideous. I don’t think I’m the only one thinking she looks 1,000 times better in the picture on the right than in the gangster hat making the duck face on the left, correct? Save it Kendall. They look terrible.
-In startling news that was released yesterday, former gold medalist figure skater Brian Boitano announced he was gay. Also announced yesterday? The Kardashians love publicity, Miley likes weed, Phil Robertson isn’t a fan of gays, and the sky is blue.
-It’s safe to say that if you ever end up on TheDirty.com, it’s probably not a good thing. Well, we now have a “Bachelor”-related entry. Somewhat. Zak Waddell’s brother, Denton, got put on blast yesterday for basically preying on underage girls in order to get laid at some point. I’m not naïve enough to believe everything written on The Dirty is true, and since there’s no names/faces/evidence this happened, you have to take it with a grain of salt. It’s mostly just pissed off people looking to get back at their ex’s or some guy/girl who did them wrong. However, I also believe where there’s smoke there’s fire. I guess I should go to Denton’s Facebook page and see how many HS seniors he has as friends.
-So I told you during the Heidi & Spencer special on E! they pretty much talked about how the “Hills” was about as fake as you could get. Well, Kristin Cavallari decided to go on the worst show ever, “Bethenny,” and throw more gas on the fire claiming that all her storylines were made up on the “Hills” and she just went along with them. “The Hills” is becoming more interesting now that all their characters are trashing it than it was when it was on.
-I don’t know why Vulture magazine decided to do a story on Donna Martin losing her virginity16 years after it happened, but, it’s awesome nonetheless. Especially since it’s not just one person recapping their thoughts on it – they got three of four main people involved to comment. Jason Priestley (who directed the episode), Larry Mollin (longtime producer), and Tori Spelling herself all gave their thoughts on it. If only Brian Austin Green would’ve participated, this could’ve been the greatest piece ever written. Instead, I just give it an A-minus minus minus minus.
-Joe Jonas is defending the essay he wrote a few weeks back where he talked about losing his virginity for the first time, and doing drugs with Demi and Lindsay. Look Joe, if you wanna defend yourself, fine. I really don’t think that many people care at this point. What we do care about is spilling who you lost your virginity to. Because frankly, that’s the only thing I find remotely interesting about you. And if that person is not Demi, or Lindsay, or some other Disney teen, then you REALLY become less interesting.
-Another picture from the set of 50 Shades of Grey has gone public and it’s of Christian slow dancing with Anastasia. Has there ever been movie that had so many set pictures leaked while filming was happening? The only one in recent memory I recall was the last Batman movie. The one with the dude who wore the mask over his face that you could barely understand the whole movie. Since 50 Shades isn’t in theatres for another 14 months, I guess they need to do something to hold over the bored housewives who have a countdown clock going.
-Man, this is the first news I’ve heard of the “24” TV return in a while. Actress Judy Davis is set to play one of the villains in the upcoming series. Or whatever they’re calling it. “24” isn’t “24” unless it’s a 24 episode season with each episode representing one hour in the day. That’s why a movie would’ve never worked because it would’ve been one day condensed into a 2 hour film, which basically would just make it an action movie and have no “24” elements to it. People can debate this all day, but what makes “24” is the time element. No other show on television ever tried it and no one ever will. It was a pioneer in that aspect. At least this new series is gonna be 13 episodes, so it looks like every episode will cover a 2 hour span. Better, but it’s still not “24” as we know it. The jury is still out on how this will go.
-Probably a safe bet I will be seeing this movie at some point. Take a wild guess why:
-The daughter of the actress who played Ginger on “Gilligan’s Island” has a list of actresses she’d like to see play her mom’s role in the upcoming reboot. Not that she has any say in it actually happening, but, shocking to see she wants Jennifer Lawrence. I mean, EVERYBODY wants J Law in everything now. Probably not gonna happen. Most interesting part of that story is seeing the actors from that show don’t get residuals from it. Ouch. That’s gotta sting.
-A couple days ago I posted a story about the “Great Christmas Light Fight” and how one of the couples on the show claims it was fake. Well, a follow up piece has been done conducting an interview with one of the show’s producers, who disputes that claim. I read the whole story and am still a bit confused as to what actually happened, but probably because I never watched the show.
-Selena Gomez has decided to cancel her Australian tour “to focus on herself.” Uh oh. So when we see the inevitable headline in a few weeks, “Selena Gomez Has Checked Herself Into Rehab for Exhaustion,” can we point to the canceling of this tour as the first sign? Don’t tell my niece. She will be in a bad mood forever.
-Katie Couric’s TV show has been cancelled after two years. All at once now, let’s let out a collective “Awwwwww…why couldn’t it have happened sooner?” Now, if they’d just move right on over and sh** can “Bethenny,” then I’d say today would be a great week in television history. Maybe ever.
-Here’s Tiffani Thiessen’s family Christmas card just because. I have no idea who her husband is, all I know is it’s not Zack Morris, Dylan McKay, or that college guy Jeff (Patrick Muldoon) who made Zack incredibly jealous, and frankly, if she’s not married to any of those three, then she’s dead to me. And oh yeah, your name is Tiffani Amber Thiessen. Always will be. Quit changing it to be more adult. We don’t like it. Yes, I’m speaking for all of us.
-Tyson Apostol had his conference call with the media this week to discuss his win in “Survivor: Blood vs Water.” Do I think he played the best game and should’ve won? Yes. Was he my favorite character this season? No. Not by a long shot. If I were on the jury, I would’ve voted the same way though. I just would’ve done it reluctantly. I like it better when the winner is a more likable person, and frankly, Tyson wasn’t.
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