Saturday, April 23, 2011

Jersey Shore sans Alcohol: Can they survive?

Jersey Shore; known for its grenades, guidos, GTL, and yes, drunken binges. The drunk “situations” that occur are usually what initiates the fights, hair pulling and even the theft of your roommate’s mattress. All of these things have become trademarks of the unpredictable reality show, which millions have grown to love. What would happen if you took away their ability to drink? Would there be catfights, ‘Ronnie and Sam’ drama or ‘robberies’?
Thanks to Matteo Renzi, the mayor of Florence, we will be able to see just that. If the cast will be filming under his discretion, they will not be filmed in bars and clubs serving alcohol, they will not be filmed drunk in public places, the show will not in any way promote Florence as a drinking town. Essentially, the mayor is saying he doesn’t want their branded reckless behavior to slander their city.
How will this affect the show, viewers, etc.? Can Jersey Shore stand as a show promoting culture and good food? I guess we will just have to wait and see on the upcoming season of Jersey Shore which premieres next year.

Lindsay Lohan: VID (Very Important Diliquent)

Soon to be her fourth visit to jail since 2007, one would think Miss Lohan would get special VIP treatment for being a frequent guest. Or did she? After stealing (or mistakenly walking out with) a $2,500 necklace and violating her probation, she was ‘awarded’ 120 days behind bars with $75,000 bail after processing at the lockup.

Without ‘F--- you’ on her nails, an extra low V-neck to accentuate her famous cleavage or a skin colored mini dress, she seemed to respect the court system this time around, covering herself up from head to toe. She immediately posted bail following her exit from the courthouse in handcuffs, and she stands a free woman until her trial in June. Ironically, her charge is for violating the probation of one of her past DUIs, not the theft of the necklace. Judge Sautner reduced her theft charge to a misdemeanor, ultimately because she says the necklace ‘was worth less than $1,000 dollars. Despite the fact that some say this is “celebrity justice,” Lohan got a big break. If she was charged with a felony, she could have been facing up to three years in prison.

Not only has this store gotten immense publicity from this entire incident, but Lindsay Lohan has probably made Kamofie & Co. Jewelry in Los Angeles more money than they could have ever expected. It’s bizarre how the media can work in a subversive way; someone steals from you, you end up benefitting. Only in Hollywood.

According to Nancy Dillon of the New York Daily News, “In addition to the jail time, the judge also ordered Lohan to perform 120 hours of community service at the county morgue and 360 hours at a women's center.” He wanted Lohan to see the hardships that women face in reality. But Lindsay Lohan doesn’t live in reality, she lives in the spotlight and her hungry career is nourished by her inability to stay out of trouble.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


As you all know, my mission is to get real, genuine talent EXPOSED. I feel that substance in the entertainment industry is lacking, especially in music. Here's an artist that was just recommended to me by a very credible person, Jason Salvador.

Luke Christopher is a 17-year-old multi-talented individual who is a gifted singer, songwriter, producer and MC. He produces his own music and has created a studio out of his own home. Substance is clearly an understatement here... Check it out.

This is one of his latest videos, "The Social Network"

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pregnacy: It's the New Fad

Acadamy Award winner Benicio Del Toro is going to be a dad! Most notably known for his roles in Traffic and The Usual Suspects, the 44-year-old's rep announced the exciting news on April 11th. So who's the lucky lady? None other than Kimberly Stewart (wait... what?). Yes, the same socialite daughter of famed rockstar, Rod Stewart. "Benicio is the father and is very supportive. Although they are not a couple, they are looking forward to the arrival of the baby." Not a couple??? Wow. This brings the premarital Hollywood pregnancy situation to a whole new level. Mike Huckabee will have a ball with this one. But kudos to you, Benicio, for supporting your baby mama.

For all of you who are not familiar with Mike Huckabee, he was the one who called out Natalie Portman for being pregnant out of wedlock. After her Oscar win, Huckabee says the Black Swan star should have gotten "a wedding ring" instead of finding out "the perfect gift" of having a baby. Hollywood wasn't so happy. At least we know who won't be voting for him if he runs for president.

The lovely and amazing yet narrowcasted Kate Hudson: One of my favorite actresses, is pregnant with baby number two. Already mother to adorable Ryder, 6, from Black Crows lead singer Chris Robinson, she is now openly sporting her baby bumb for everyone to see. In a recent interview on Entertainment Tonight, she said she believed she was having a girl. When I heard the news, I couldn't believe Alex Rodriguez was going to be a father. Oh wait, just kidding, this baby is with Muse rocker Matthew Bellamy. Who is that? I didn't know either. Clearly, she has been out of the spotlight because I was almost positive she was still dating A-Rod, and they broke up last year. Anyhow, in the current issue of InStyle magazine, she quotes in regards to her boyfriend and father of her unborn child, "I love that Matthew knows how to express himself. He shows his love. He communicates." She was recently asked 'why she loves him' because no one knew who this mystery man was. She was recently seen in Rio de Janeiro kayaking and enjoying her pregnancy to the fullest. I'm rooting for you, Kate! I really do wish her the best.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

"Scandal on Steroids... Well in this case.. Viagra"

Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is under a lot of "heat" right now, as former model Patrizia D'Addario claims she was paid by Berlusconi to attend his private parties (aka 'sexcapades'). She was apparently one of the 32 women involved in the scandolous act. In a response to the allegations, Berlusconi retorts with, ''Behind Patrizia D'Addario is someone who is out to get me and she (Patrizia) has been paid well, they have a deliberate campaign against me." Despite the fact that the 42-year-old 'vixen' supposedly has video and audio from the parties, he still stays strong to his word. There is not much in this 74-year-old's favor though, especially now that a businessman in Bari, Giampaolo Tarantini, is being investigated for being associated with the alleged prostitutions. Giampaolo is accused of delivering the goods (AKA the women) to Berlusconi's house, but he says he simply reimbursed them for their time and travel. Also, two months ago, his wife divorced him, claiming that his attraction to younger women was unhealthy for their relationship. She brought to light incidents like her husband attending an 18-year-old's birthday party in Naples, when he didn't even attend his own children's. Well isn't that convenient for this story. Either Mr. Prime Minister is lying through his teeth, or D'Addario is taking advantage of all of these factors, and making herself a strong case. However, the fact that the Prime Minister is suggesting she is getting paid off to create a stir could hold strong because as we all know, things like this have been done before. Surprisingly (speaking sarcasm), D'Addario denies all allegations made against her (fueling the fire, of course, making for a GREAT story). Essentially, no one is fessing up to ANYTHING.

But wait, you can't have a TRULY successful scandal without a little bit of namedropping. Not just any names, but people like George Clooney and Cristiano Ronaldo as being a part of the fun. Apparently, Clooney was named as a witness because he was seen at one of the parties with his girlfriend. Clooney responds to this by saying, "It seems odd since I've only met Berlusconi once and that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur." Smart, George. Very smart to use a third world country in your defense. I believe him, though. TEAM CLOONEY! Cristiano Ronaldo, however, has yet to make any claims about the situation.