Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Oscar Pistorius' Brother Facing Charges of Homicide

 Oscar pistorius' older brother faces up to 15 YEARS in the slammer for allegedly killing a female biker during a fatal car crash -- this according to new reports.

Carl Pistorius has been charged with culpable homicide -- according to eNCA news, a South African TV channel -- stemming from a car crash in 2010, in which prosecutors say his reckless driving led to the death a motorcyclist.

Carl's lawyer recently told the station that Carl "deeply regrets the accident," but was adamant his client was not drunk at the the time of the collision, adding, "There is no doubt that [he] is innocent and the charge will be challenged in court."

According to reports, Carl's trial was set to begin last Thursday -- the same day his brother Oscar (who is facing a charge of premeditated murder in the death of Reeva Steemkamp) was freed on bail -- but it was postponed until next month.
Just a thought :
Is killing women the family business?Women should stay far away from this family. They seem to like killing. Let's just hope they don't get away with it.

Oscar Pistorius : Plans Private Memorial For GF He Killed

Oscar Pistorius is planning a private memorial service to honor his girlfriend, whom he shot and killed on Valentine's Day.

The memorial for 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp is scheduled to take place tonight at the home of Oscar's uncle, where the Olympic sprinter has been staying since he was released on bail last week.

Oscar's rep released a statement, saying, "Oscar specifically requested the memorial service as he continues to grieve and remains in deep mourning for the loss of his partner Reeva."

The rep adds, "Since it is such a sensitive issue, Oscar has asked for a private service with people who share his loss, including his family members who knew and loved Reeva as one of their own."

Oscar -- who stands accused of murdering Steenkamp -- claims he shot her by accident, thinking she was an intruder.
Remembering Reeva Steenkamp :




He shot her by accident, but used the cricket bat to beat her skull in because.....?
If I were her family, justice would be served at this so called memorial party by a distant uncle or someone.

WOW! He may not have legs but, he's got a big set of balls! He killed her. Put on his legs, walked across the room and shot into the bathroom 4 times!!

Wow, what a pig, holding a fake memorial service so he can look good to a jury. I mean, you’d have to be a total moron to believe his story. You have someone sleeping at your home, wake up and hear someone in the bathroom, and just open fire? Because so many intruders stop to use the bathroom? Yeah, he must think the people in his country are real idiots.

The first thing I do when I break into houses is lock myself in the bathroom to raid the toilet paper......
Oscar Pistorius is full of crap ............. HeHe

Watch : Quvenzhane Wallis Talks Annie , Hating Dresses on Chelsea Lately


 
Quvenzhane Wallis appeared on Monday’s "Chelsea Lately," where she talked about Landing the lead in the Annie remake, her distaste for dresses and working with pigs in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Chelsea Handler asked the nine-year-old whether she has a good singing voice, to which the child bluntly answered, "I guess — if I made the part."

The host then told Wallis she heard she didn’t like not being able to wear pants in Beasts of the Southern Wild, and the actress responded, "Yes. I wasn’t a fan of that."

Wallis also opened up about working with a giant pig in the Oscar-nominated film, saying, "That pig and me wasn’t a good friend for the first scene whenever I had to touch it."



Monday, February 25, 2013

Jack Nicholson Hits on Jennifer Lawrence After Oscar Win


 
Jennifer Lawrence may have tripped collecting her Oscar last night ... but she still had a pretty incredible evening.

How many other stars can brag about winning a trophy and Jack Nicholson's attention?

While giving a post-show interview, Jack interrupted J-Law's chat with George Stephanopoulos to hit on the "Silver Linings Playbook" star.

And it was awesome.

After telling her she did a "beautiful job" in the movie, he told her she reminded him of one of his old girlfriends.

Jennifer's response was classic and is just another hilarious moment in her A+ awards show tour.

And speaking of Lawrence's outrageous and outspoken awards behavior, check out this moment from the backstage press room after she won her Oscar.

Watch the video below to see what expletive she almost blurted out after tripping on the stairs to the podium ... and see her admit to having a shot before talking to the press.


Twitter Explodes Over Vile 'ONION' tweet Aimed at Quevwnzhan`e Wallis

What was the most egregious Oscar fail? Not Jennifer Lawrence stumbling on her way to collect her best-actress award. Instead, it was the satirical Onion, tweeting something extraordinarily vile about 9-year-old nominee Quevenzhané Wallis of Houma.

Twitter exploded in rage after the tweet at 11:42 pm Sunday. "Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a (four-letter word that begins with C), right?" it read.

There was no apparent reason that prompted the tweet.

Almost immediately, furious tweets began to fly. Almost immediately, the tweet was taken down, but it didn't matter. By 1 a.m. Monday, dozens of tweets per second were being posted, virtually all of them expressing contempt, incredulity or outrage.

Tweeters demanded the Onion apologize, which, so far, it has not. USA TODAY sought a comment from an Onion rep but got no response. A Twitter rep didn't reply, either.

Nor has any Onion spokesperson publicly explained who tweeted it and why.

Tweeters demanded followers unfollow the magazine's Twitter feed, while others said that wasn't enough. The Twitterverse was being urged to make calls, send e-mails and boycott the magazine in protest.

"Not that they would care, but I have no plans of ever following @theonion for their HORRIFIC tweet about a nine year old Oscar nominee," tweeted Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin.

The Onion is notorious for its cutting satire, but it's usually at least a little funny. But, as a zillion tweets kept repeating, this remark wasn't funny.

The Onion Apologizes for Callin Quvenzhane` Wallis C-Word During Oscars


The Oniion is apologizing for calling nine-year-old Quvenzhan`e Wallis a C-word on Twitter during the Oscars.
The satirical news outlet had tweeted, "Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c**t, right?"
After receiving backlash for the "joke," the publication deleted the post.
Now, the publication’s CEO Steve Hannah has issued a formal statement apologizing for the remark.
He wrote, "On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It was crude and offensive — not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting."
Hannah added, "No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire."
The CEO further noted that the paper is "taking immediate steps to discipline those individuals responsible [for the tweet]."

READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW, and tell us what you think.

"The Onion Apologizes"
Feb. 25, 2013
Dear Readers,
On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting.
No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire.
The tweet was taken down within an hour of publication. We have instituted new and tighter Twitter procedures to ensure that this kind of mistake does not occur again.
In addition, we are taking immediate steps to discipline those individuals responsible.
Miss Wallis, you are young and talented and deserve better. All of us at The Onion are deeply sorry.
Sincerely,
Steve Hannah

CEO
The Onion

Oscars 2013


Daniel Day-Lewis  

Daniel Day-Lewis has made Oscars history by becoming the first person to win the best actor prize three times. The British-born star, who had been the runaway favourite, was rewarded for his role in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.  "I really don't know how any of this happened. I do know I've received much more than my fair share of good fortune in my life," he said. The Oscar victory for Daniel Day-Lewis puts him ahead of Hollywood legends Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman and Tom Hanks - who all have two best actor wins to their name.
 
Ben Affleck's Iran-set rescue thriller Argo won the prize for best picture. In a live broadcast from the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Jack Nicholson to help present the best picture prize at the end of the night. Argo is the first best picture winner not to have a concurrent nomination for best director since 1989's Driving Miss Daisy. But despite Affleck's omission from the best director category, the film had been widely-tipped to take the top prize. Oscars host Seth MacFarlane joked at the start of the ceremony: "Argo's story is so top-secret that its director remains unknown to the Academy."
The best adapted screenplay Oscar went to Chris Terrio for Ben Affleck's Iran-set siege thriller Argo.

Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for best actress for her role as a troubled young widow in Silver Linings Playbook. The 22-year-old actress, who stumbled over her dress on her way to the stage, joked: "You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell over and that's embarrassing."
Surveying the huge audience in the Dolby Theatre, she added: "This is nuts."  It was the first Oscar win for Lawrence, who was previously nominated for best actress in 2011 for her performance in Winter's Bone.

Anne Hathaway won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role as tragic factory worker Fantine in movie musical Les Miserables. With her cropped hair and gaunt face, Hathaway's teary version of I Dreamed a Dream had made her an Oscar favourite. "It came true," the actress said when she collected her statuette. Hathaway's Oscar was her first, the actress having been previously nominated in 2008 for Rachel Getting Married.

Ang Lee won his second Oscar for directing Life of Pi, the adaption of Yann Martel's fantasy novel about a boy stranded in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. The Taiwanese-born director, who won previously for Brokeback Mountain (2006), said: "Thank you movie god! I need to share this with all 3,000 who worked with me on Life of Pi. "Life of Pi picked up two Oscars in the early stages of the awards for cinematography and visual effects. Cinematographer Claudio Miranda admitted in an emotional acceptance speech: "This movie was quite a beast to make." Later, Mychael Danna picked up the statuette for Life of Pi's original score.

Christoph Waltz won his second Oscar for best supporting actor in a Quentin Tarantino film, this time as a German bounty hunter in the slave revenge story Django Unchained. Picking up the first award of the night, Waltz offered thanks to his character Dr King Schultz and to "his creator and the creator of his awe-inspiring world, Quentin Tarantino." The Austrian actor won his first Oscar as a Nazi colonel in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds in 2010.

Tarantino won the original screenplay prize for Django Unchained, adding to the Oscar he won for writing Pulp Fiction in 1994.  "I have to cast the right people to make those characters come alive and boy this time did I do it," he said.

Searching for Sugar Man, which tells the story of musician Rodriguez who disappeared from public view in the early 1970s but developed a cult following in South Africa, won the Oscar for best documentary.  Producer Simon Chinn said: "Rodriguez isn't here tonight because he didn't want to take any of the credit himself."

Austrian drama Amour won the Oscar for best foreign language film. The French-language film, directed by Michael Haneke, was also up for best picture. The stark film portrays the indignities of an elderly Parisian couple - Anne and Georges - as they cope with Anne's wish to die after a stroke.

Host Seth MacFarlane kicked off the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with the quip: "I honestly cannot believe I'm here. It's an honour that everyone else said 'no'".

After an exchange with William Shatner, who appeared as Star Trek's Captain Kirk, the Family Guy creator launched into a satirical song about topless appearances by actresses in the movies.

Dame Shirley Bassey
 
Shirley Basse sings Goldfinger
 
Almost an hour into the three-and-a-half hour show, Halle Berry introduced a tribute to the James Bond franchise, followed by Dame Shirley Bassey who sang her theme song to the 1960s Bond classic Goldfinger.  Paul Epworth and Adele Adkins won the best original song award for Bond song Skyfall.

The show also featured a salute to movie musicals of the past decade, with Chicago Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dreamgirls winner Jennifer Hudson joining Les Miserables cast members that included Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter and Amanda Seyfried.

During the section of the show that pays tribute to those who died in 2012, Barbra Streisand sang the late Marvin Hamlisch's The Way We Were, from the 1973 romantic drama in which she starred with Robert Redford. It was Streisand's first Oscars performance for 36 years.

OSCARS - Main winners
Life Of Pi - Four awards, including best director for Ang Lee
Argo - Three awards, including best film
Les Miserables - Three awards, including best supporting actress for Anne Hathaway
Django Unchained, Lincoln, Skyfall - Two awards apiece

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Odd Celebrity Lookalikes ; 6 Stars With Strange Doppelgangers

Sometimes, staring at celebrities as we do on a daily basis, we can't help but think we've seen a famous face before. That is, way before. While our friends over at Buzzfeed noted a startling resemblance between Tayor Swift and a young Victor Hugo , we found the below celebrities also bore a similarity to other unlikely stars.

Scroll through to see our list of strange celebrity doppelgangers below, and chime in the comments to share other odd resemblances you've noticed in the past.


Christina Aguilera, Ginger Rogers (pictured with Ronald Reagan)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Vincent van Gogh
Bill Murray, Edgar Allan Poe

David Hyde Pierce, Truman Capote


Helena Bonham Carter, Edith Piaf
Glenn Close, Franz Liszt
What you Think ?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Rihanna , Kate Moss in Nude , S & M-Themed V Shoot

 























 
Rihanna's S&M days are not behind her .
The singer and supermodel Kate Moss posed in leather garb — and even stripped down naked — for the new issue of V magazine.
VIDEO BELOW
The magazine features two different covers — one with Rihanna cuddling with a naked Moss, while the other has the songstress in the buff (see right and below).

 
Other photos from the spread, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, show the pair in lingerie, teasing each other with whips.

Check out the NSFW covers and sexy behind-the-scenes video below!

'Liz & Dick' Lawsuit Allegations of Epic Scam

 
A producer who is Lindsay Lohan adjacent is accused of scamming an investor out of $110,000 -- the amount the producer claimed was necessary to insure LiLo on "Liz & Dick."

Michael Braun claims in 2012 ... he was approached by a Hollywood producer named Rick Schwartz, who said he was trying to drum up money for the upcoming "Liz & Dick" production. Braun claims in his lawsuit ... Schwartz told him he needed $110,000 to get an insurance policy for the high-risk actress.

After some discussion, Braun claims he anted up the cash.

Fast forward to completion of the film, when Braun asked Schwartz to repay the loan. Braun says in the lawsuit it quickly became obvious... Schwartz had scammed him -- that Schwartz had NOTHING to do with the film and he was just out to fleece an unsuspecting rich guy.

Braun says after confronting Schwartz, he got back a measly $36,313.67. Now he wants the rest, plus punitive damages for alleged fraud.

But we did some checking and it turns out Schwartz does have a Lindsay connection. Although his credits do not include "Liz & Dick," he did work with Lindsay as a producer on "Machete." He was also a producer on Lindsay's non-Emmy winning movie, "Labor Pains."

I have the answer to the money problem :
The movie would have made more money as a porn.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Playboy Mansion Bogus 911 Call ... NOT a 'Swatting Prank'

LAPD officers rushed to the Playboy Mansion earlier today in response to a bogus 911 call reporting an assault inside the home -- but we're told ... cops do NOT believe it was a "swatting" prank.

When cops arrived at the scene, the LAPD says there was no evidence a crime had been committed on the property.

After an initial investigation showed no signs of an assault, an LAPD spokesman told the media, "It could be one of those swatting calls."

But law enforcement sources tell us, police have since been able to identify the caller and no longer believe it was a "swatting" prank. We're told the call wasn't intended to garner a SWAT response ... which is the whole point of "swatting" pranks. In fact, only two squad cars responded to the home.



We're told cops believe there's a possibility the caller was convinced an assault had actually occurred. Law enforcement is still investigating the situation.

It's not surprising cops initially jumped to the "swatting" conclusion -- Hollywood's been besieged with "swatting" pranks in recent months ... reporting fake crimes at celebrities' homes in the hopes SWAT teams will be called in on false pretenses.

Recent victims include Ashton Kutcher , Justin Bieber , Miley Cyrus , Simon Cowell , Tom Cruise , the Kardashians and Chris Brown .

As we reported, a 12-year-old was charged earlier this month in connection with the "swatting" calls ... specifically for the Kutcher incident and another incident involving an L.A. bank.

This is just HILARIOUS........
Oh, it was probably just Crystal and Hef fighting over (lack of) sex. She should have known he would be up for consummating the marriage at some point!
Hmmm. confusing story. So WHO made the call, and is Crystal beating Hef? Maybe they're into that.   HeHe

Michael Jackson's Doc 'WANTED MAN'

 
Dr. Arnold Klein, the dermatologist to the stars who was best friends with Michael Jackson and injected him with powerful drugs, has a warrant out for his arrest.

As you know, Klein has plummeted from grace after MJ's death. TMZ broke a number of stories, revealing that the Doc injected MJ with Demerol scores of times in the months leading to his death. He also used multiple aliases for MJ in prescribing meds.

Klein -- who has now filed for bankruptcy -- failed to turn over more than 100 pieces of wildly expensive artwork as well as a 2001 Ferrari Spider to the bankruptcy trustee.

The judge has now ordered the U.S. Marshals to arrest Klein and send him to the federal pokey until he turns over the goods.

As for the artwork, it includes pieces by Andy Warhol (including the famous Marilyn Monroe), Robert Graham, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Renoir, Rodin and Toulouse-Lautrec.

Klein tells TMZ, "It's bulls**t, it's fraud. Have them come arrest me."
Art is in the eye of the beholder, and the beholder is in deep s**t.
I smell a rat !!!
As far as I'm concerned, he's not much better than Murray. They're both responsible for contributing to Michael's premature death!

I'm no fan of Klein.
If they arrested him for over prescribing Demerol I would be the first to applaud.
But bankruptcy?
According to Klein, his finances have been embezzled from him. He seems to have some evidence of this.

The late MJ, much like Elvis and many others, was a naive superstar without common sense knowledge of nutrition, vitamins, minerals and exercise to treat his insomnia. And so he was led astray and enabled to a premature demise by quacks like this who are nothing but snake oil pushers for the drug companies. Just goes to show that the benefits rarely outweigh the risks and fame and fortune does not equal wisdom.

Dr. Conrad Murray Ordered to Testify in MJ Wrongful Death Suit

 
Katherine Jackson is getting her way ... a judge just ordered Dr. Conrad Murray to spill the beans in her wrongful death lawsuit against AEG.

According to legal docs, Mrs. Jackson wants Murry to testify about comments he made in his documentary, in which Murray said an AEG honcho told him, Jackson was on "death skid row" and AEG owned "the toilet paper he wipes his ass with" and "the f**kin' popsicles that his children are sucking on" and "if he doesn't get the show done he's over."

Mrs. Jackson thinks Murray's comments will help convince a jury AEG played fast and loose with her son's life, and that they happily hired the reckless doctor to care for him.

Murray fought the subpoena for his depo, but now he'll have to take the oath next month.
Will poor Michael Jackson ever  ?  RIP ... MJ

Katherine isn't going to get any money out of this douche bag. So what if AEG made these comments, proves nothing because Murray is still the one who injected MJ with excessive propofol and killed him being negligent.

Murderer (Murrray) is just a disgusting murderer and a liar sociopath mentally disturbed and greedy unnatural mother Katherine is as disgusting as him, she tried to get murderer's favor by dropping restitution!!! Of course AEG appears to have more money than murderer (Murray) and the greed is with no end to her!!! She even involved Michael's children in her lawsuit-hunt for money, not to mention she put them all over the media and even working, using and exploiting them always to get more money for her and her family of parasites with no shame and obviously without worrying that Michael did NOT want this trash-mess for his children!!! AEG pretended to trust murderer even when Kenny Oetega told them he was worried!!! ALL for money!!! They ALL are just DISGUSTING!!!

Get ready for the doc's histrionics again. He's tried every health gambit possible to weasel out of his sentence so far -- No doubt he'll have a rehearsed scenario ready when the cameras start rolling.

My own guess is that he'll hobble in with a cane, and will have found or devised some way to blacken his eye or cause some other form of temporary facial marks or disfigurement (which do not actually require significant pain or discomfort, because he's such a prissy wuss).

Sure, he's already on the downward slope of his inadequate prison term but, if nothing else, his whining will be heard by his few supporters (mostly from his church). After giving them so much drug money in the past, he'll be collecting his quid pro quo from them soon, as he awaits proceeds from the many lawsuits he's working on right now, in the can.

John Travolta : My Dream Co-Pilots Are Dead 'WTF'

 
If John Travolta could pick ANYONE in history to fly a plane with ... he might not be able to make up his mind -- telling TMZ, he's narrowed his choices down to two aviation legends ... but still can't decide.

The "Grease" star was leaving Amici restaurant in L.A. when our photog dropped the million dollar question: "If you could fly a plane with ANYBODY, dead or alive ... who would it be?"

And Travolta ACTUALLY ANSWERED. It's seriously cool ... even if you don't give a crap about planes.

Here's a hint: Leonardo DiCaprio played one of Travolta's picks in a movie.


Thinking out loud:
Did anyone ask Travolta who his dream massuese would be? I realize there are plenty of hot young guys out there that John has not been massaged by yet, but what about the golden age of Hollywood, are there any stars from that era that would have been Travolta's fantasy massuese. Would he have liked to receive a deep massage from Cary Grant or Humphrey Bogart?

Librace died years a go.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Christopher Dorner : Gruesome Death Pics for Sale

 
Christopher Dorner's badly scorched, partially dismembered body was photographed after his death ... and TMZ has learned the pics are now being shopped to the media.

TMZ has seen the photos (the sellers showed up to our doorstep) -- and the shots are extremely gruesome.

The top of Dorner's head is gone ... presumably the result of the self-inflicted gunshot wound that ended his life after the gun battle at a remote cabin in Big Bear, CA last week.

The body is missing several limbs ... including an arm and parts of a leg ... and his midsection is charred from the fire that consumed the cabin during the Feb. 12 shoot-out.

 
Despite the intense blaze, several body parts remained intact ... including his eyeballs, chest area and penis.

In fact, Dorner's upper teeth were barely damaged ... which helped authorities ID the body.

TMZ did not purchase the photos -- but the sellers are definitely on the hunt for a buyer.





Just a thought :
Who the hell would put them up for sale and who in their right mind would want to look at them?

The photos will be on Rotten.com soon enough.

How the hell does the seller get access to those photos? What does the lapd have? An undercover photog?

Those sellers are extremely disgusting people. I would think it would be illegal sell pictures of a deceased body. If not, then why is it illegal to ave sex with a dead body? Both are extremely disrespectful, you know the person old never give consent to such vileness. RIP to Dorner.

I believe one of the "hero" cops took it. No one else was permitted around the cabin.

An after thought :

Aren't the only possible sources for this photo people who have clearance to the crime scene? Meaning, law enforcement agency types, firefighters, coroners, etc.

But hey , that's just me and the way I roll.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

'Dearly Departed' Dinner Theater , Shreveport , Louisiana


Dinner theater aims for family friendly shows .
John Kerry (Left) and Benjamin Arnold rehearse a scene from 'Dearly Beloved' at the Cabaret Theatre.


Betty Baker (left) and Michael Gagnard rehearse a scene from 'Dearly Departed' at the 'Cabaret Theatre' .

A new dinner theater in Shreveport will focus on comedies,
musicals and children's productions.
Founder Paul Moore, who operated BackAlley Community Theater in Grand Cane, wants to offer family friendly, date-night entertainment at the no-alcohol venue. He also hopes to encourage youngsters interested in the performing arts. The theater's third show, "Dearly Departed," is a redneck comedy with poignant moments. Moore is looking to do a children's musical in the fall.

"We're going to try to develop talent," Moore said. "We'll have a children's theater camp in June."

The theater operates in a 75-seat venue at the former Arkla Gas Co. building in Shreveport. It got off to a rocky start in September when the state health
department halted dinner before the first performance. However, patrons stayed for the play. Moore said the company worked out permitting issues before the next show, a Christmas musical program. Sets are minimal this season, but Moore expects more elaborate staging in the second season.
 
"You have to crawl before you can walk," he said.
 
About 125 dinner theaters, ranging from 100 to 500 seats, operate in the United States at any time, said Bekki Jo Schneider, past president of the National Dinner Theater Association. Schneider is owner and producer of Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville, Ind.
 
The format got its start in the early 1950s and grew nationally through the 1970s before the economy caused it to dwindle. However, dinner theater has experienced a renaissance in the past decade, ranging from community-group efforts to large-scale venues.
 
Budgets for existing theaters run from $10,000 to $3 million. The most successful theaters feature quality food and entertainment and a management team that knows local tastes, Schneider said.
 
"It is a very diverse and private industry," she said.
 
Benjamin Arnold, of Shreveport, attended a dinner theater production nine years ago at a local church and enjoyed the experience. Now he's experiencing it from a different perspective as a member of the "Dearly Departed" cast.
 
"Never in a million years would I have seen myself being a part of the production," he said of his experience as an audience member.
 
But Arnold's decision to pursue his dreams of the stage led him to Cabaret Theatre. His turn as Junior, a failed businessman, is his third role. By day he's a pre-med student at LSUS.
 
"I really like the character. The description Paul gave of the character, that he attempted to work for himself and it didn't work out so well, I could relate to that," Arnold said. "I started a couple of businesses, and that didn't work out so well."

Connect with Melody Brumble on Twitter @mbrumble.


Chaz Bono : How I Lost 43 Lbs. ---and Hope to Lose More


Chaz Bono's 2013 has gotten off to a healthy start!

The former Dancing with the Stars contestant, 43, has already dropped 43 lbs. since announcing his Public mission to lose 50 lbs. beginning in mid-November.

He's now upped his goal to dropping a total of 80 lbs.

"I've been sticking to a really strict diet," he tells PEOPLE. "It's not any type of starvation thing. I'm just cutting out a lot of stuff and eating primarily protein and vegetables and fruit."

Bono, who weighed 250 lbs. pre-diet, first addressed his goal publicly with Dr. Travis Stork on an episode of The Doctors, after being approached by the show to get help.

"That episode was the most uncomfortable I've ever been on television in my life," Bono admits. "I had been wanting to lose weight. It was something I had been trying to do and failing at. This opportunity just kind of came in, and my initial reaction was 'absolutely not.' And after that, the more I thought about it, I realized I've been wanting to deal with this issue and somebody's willing to help me do it, so I decided to throw my pride away and get help."

The initial weight-loss process actually wasn't too challenging. He shed the pounds with the help of exercise and the Freshology delivered-meal plan.

"It hasn't been that long, but when you're a guy and you've got a lot of weight to lose, the initial stuff comes off pretty easily," says Bono, who'll return to The Doctors Wednesday to show off his weight loss. (check local listings). "You start to see results and you want to keep going. It's not to say you don't have cravings sometimes, but I'm very happy with how I'm looking and feeling. Especially when I'm traveling or I have to go out to eat or whatever, it's actually kind of easier than I thought to [eat healthy], so that's been good."

But now, the pounds aren't coming off as easily.

A Challenging Plan
"It's getting harder," he explains. "I'm just kind of at a little plateau right now, which I think is pretty normal, according to my doctor. The weight was falling off at first, and now it's just coming off slower. The smaller you are, the harder it is to lose weight. The last 10 or 20 lbs. are really hard to get off. I would like to lose more than that. I'm still dropping, but I'm just not dropping like I was in the beginning, which was about 4 lbs. a week."

Despite the lull in his weight loss, Bono is continuing along strong with his journey.

"There haven't really been any bad parts to this so far, except certain stuff that I miss eating," he says. "But ultimately, I would much rather look and feel better than eat those things. Everything else has been really great. I feel better and when I look in the mirror, I like what I see better."

But when it comes to offering guidance to others going through the same thing, Bono will steer clear.

"I don't want to ever be that guy [to give advice]," he says. "I've struggled with weight my whole life. I don't ever want to be the guy to say, 'Just do this.' For me, it was finally getting to a place where I was willing to do whatever it took to deal with this. When you get to that point, then whatever way you choose to do it, it's going to work."

And Bono is adamant about keeping it off.

"I'm willing to kind of never eat the things I like again," he said with a laugh. "Never say never, and I know it happens a lot, but I really want to do everything I can to avoid gaining it back. I'm not going into it thinking I'm going to do that. I'm going into it thinking I'm too old to [expletive] around with that. I need to keep my weight down, moving forward, in order to be healthy.".
This is better than the funny pages  : HeHe
This is one: " Classic Freak of a Nature". The final product of trying to be a woman/man -- and still doesn't know now what "it" has become ! Must be in the Calif. Guacomole recipes !

SHE can live HER life like a man all she wants. SHE is still a woman. SHE was born a woman and that's what SHE is!!

SHE still has a uterus and ovaries, making her a SHE! Men don't have those!

Oscar Pistorius : I Didn't Mean to Kill Her ...I Swear


Oscar Pistorius swore in court today that he believes he was shooting at an intruder when he gunned down girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ... but prosecutors scoffed, saying he was hell-bent on killing her.

Pistorius' lawyer read his client's sworn affidavit to the judge, explaining that he believed an intruder was in his house on Valentine's Day and he felt vulnerable because he was in bed without his prosthetic legs ... and that's why he pumped a round of bullets into the bathroom door.

The prosecutor saw it differently ... he said Pistorius' motive was simple -- "I want to kill." Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said the Olympian took the time to put his prosthetic legs on, walk 23 feet, and then he began shooting.

Pistorius claims he had no idea he was shooting at Steenkamp until he realized she was not in his bed. He said, "It filled me with horror and fear."




He claims he did not have his prosthetic legs on when he fired. He says he put his legs on, walked to the door and bashed it open with a cricket bat and discovered Steenkamp mortally wounded. He says he carried her downstairs and "She died in my arms."

The prosecutors scoffed, saying Pistorius and Steenkamp had just finished a shouting match when he fired 4 shots into the bathroom, hitting Steenkamp 3 times.


My thoughts:
First rule of shooting-----KNOW your target!! You don't just shoot. IDIOT!! Go to jail, go directly to jail and stay there forever.

Why would you start shooting into the bathroom and your girlfriend isn't even in the bed with you anymore. Maybe she's in the bathroom. & why would an intruder come in your house and go to the bathroom?

The very sickest part is that he has fame & $$$..he may buy his way out like OJ did..Karma will get him in the end..

Liar Liar..pants on fire...:(

Monday, February 18, 2013

Forest Whiraker : Deli APOLOGIZES We're Not Racist


The NYC deli that accused Forest Whitaker of shoplifting last week is blaming the incident on a "misguided" employee ... and insists race was absolutely NOT a factor.

TMZ spoke with a rep for the Milano Market ... where the Academy Award winner was publicly FRISKED after he was wrongly suspected of stealing an item.

The rep tells us, "The management of Milano Market deeply regrets the wrongful actions of our employee in stopping and frisking Forest Whitaker."

"While we can not delve into the employee's mindset, we do not believe that he was racially motivated in his actions, simply misguided."

The Market says it is taking steps to retrain employees so it doesn't happen again.

And there's more ... the rep says the store wants to reach out to Forest so it could make a donation to the charity of his choice, in an effort to make things right.

[UPDATE]
1:45 PM PT -- The shop owner just called in to TMZ Live to issue a formal apology for the incident. He also said he FIRED the guy who frisked Forest.







A misguided employee, really? Hopefully said employee is no longer there. What size is the donation they are offering? Don't bother unless it is substantial, otherwise it sounds like a good way to make up for the "misunderstanding".

Employees are so stupid sometimes. YOU CAN NOT ACCUSE SOMEONE OF THEFT - and Frisking someone if you are not trained security or police is called illegal detainment. Regular jags are not allowed to frisk someone. The most you can do is if you suspect someone is stealing, you get their description, get away car if possible, and call the police. If they set off an alarm you have the right to ask to look inside the bags. if they say no... you call the cops. Its idiots like this that almost cost my cousin her life. My cousin was very sick and we went to check out so I could take her to the hospital (she refused to leave without her socks.) This old ass woman accused my cousin of stealing picture frames (how she could do that without the person packing the bags knowingly, considering picture frames are on the other side of the building is beyond me.) the old b***h searched her bags and only found socks, underwear and a pair of pajamas. Eventually I called 911 to get an ambulance to the store only to find out my cousin's blood sugar was 700... she almost fell into a diabetic coma and this retard was holding us up. I made sure her old ass was fired.
Hey ... that's just me and the way I roll .  HeHe

Mindy McCready Shot Dog Before Killing Herself , Says Sheriff

 
Mindy McCready appears to have shot and killed her late boyfriend’s dog before committing sucide on Sunday.

Marty Moss, the Cleburne County Sheriff, says the country singer apparently shot her beau David Wilson’s pet before turning the gun on herself.

Their bodies were reportedly discovered next to each other on the front porch of her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas.

Wilson’s own shooting death last month is being investigated.

During a "Today Show" appearance in January, McCready declared her innocence in that incident .

While McCready’s death has not been officially labeled a suicide, authorities say "all indicators" point to it.

Just a thought :
I keep reading and hearing about all of her "friends" that are so devastated. But I have a question, where were these friends while she was battling her demons, especially most recently? It sounds like she shouldn't have been alone in the state of mind that she was in.
 R.I.P. My heart goes out to her boys.

McCready's 'Rehab' Co-Star Grief-Stricken ... 'The Tragedy is Astounding'

 
Mindy McCready's "Celebrity Rehab" co-star Mackenzie Phillips could hardly speak today in L.A. after news broke of McCready's suicide -- claiming, "The tragedy is just astounding."

A visibly upset Phillips said, "She was my friend. She was a really good person. I loved her very much."

She added, "[Mindy] was funny. She was smart. She was loving. She was kind. She was incredibly talented ... I'm in grief and it's very raw."

McCready and Phillips were roommates on the 3rd season of "Celebrity Rehab" with Dr. Drew in 2010, and remained friends.

As we reported, McCready was found dead at her home in Arkansas yesterday after suffering what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was 37.




My take:
I think that 'Celebrity Rehab' should be forced off the air. These are genuinely ill people who deserve better treatment than they are getting on a TV show. 5 deaths in two years is a terrifying statistic.

Mackenzie, if you were her FRIEND why weren't you there after the suicide of the father of her youngest? If you are going to go on camera and claim you are all choked up and GRIEF STRICKEN do it when we know you've been helping her out since you befriended each other in 2010. Another "MACKENZIE PHILLIPS" photo op.

Stars React to Mindy McCready's Death

 
 
Mindy McCready's apparent sucide
on Sunday left many in the country music community struggling to make sense of her death.



Though the singer, 37, had a number of legal and personal problems in recent years, her passing — and the fact that she leaves behind two young children — has many stars grappling with their emotions.

See what the celebrities are saying:

Carrie Underwood
: I grew up listening to Mindy McCready…so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them.

Clay Aiken: I listened admiringly to Mindy McCready growing up. May she finally be at peace and lend her beautiful voice to heaven’s #tenthousandangels

Hillary Scott: My heart is breaking hearing of the loss of Mindy McCready. Pray for her 2 precious little boys…may God’s peace & protection be on them

Wynonna Judd: Oh my! Mindy. Dear sweet girl. This is so sad. It just breaks my heart what addiction continues to take from this life.

Natalie Maines: Too much tragedy to overcome. R.I.P Mindy McCready.

Jason Aldean: Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her 2 boys and her family.

John Rich: Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life.

Sara Evans: My prayers go out to Mindy McCready’s children and family. Very sad. God Bless them.

Trisha Yearwood: Saddened by the news of Mindy McCready’s death. May she rest in peace, and God be with her family.

Reba McEntire: My heart goes out to Mindy McCready’s friends and family. What a talented lady she was. RIP Mindy.

Pee-wee Herman: I’m a huge country music fan, sending heartbroken love to the family, friends and admirers of Mindy McCready. R.I.P.

Keith Urban: Blessings to all of Mindy McCready’s family and friends today. Very sad indeed. -KU

Jana Kramer: So sad to hear about the loss of Mindy. What an insanely talented woman.

Chely Wright: Really really sad to learn the news about Mindy McCready. I will pray for her children and I hope that people are gentle with her memory

Alyssa Milano: Sad!
What a waste :
My thoughts and prayers goes out to her family and children.
It just makes no sense to me. Such a waste and more lives ruined. Now two children who have to grow up thinking their Mother didn't love them enough to live.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Anthony Anderson : I would DEFINITELY Do a Chris Dorner Movie

 
Anthony Anderson isn't afraid to play a psychotic cop killer in a movie -- telling TMZ, he'd happily accept the role of Christopher Dorner in a film about the accused murderer's life ... as long as the script is good.

Anderson was leaving Mastro's Tuesday night alongside Don Cheadle and the vaporizer-carrying George Lopez when our photog asked if he'd be open to the role ... given Anderson's resemblance.

Anderson replied, "I'm always up for a good role, brother."

So ... you buyin' it? Our vote's still for LL Cool J.




My spin on this :
Anthony is a comedic actor all the time. He is also a C to D list actor too. L.L. Cool J is even less popular on a movie success rating as well. If they did do a movie and made anything out of it, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would be the first person they send a script to. Trust me.  The Rock Is tough and  handsome ...HeHe

Olympic 'Blade Runner' ARRESTED In GF's MURDER

Oscar Pistorius, the Olympian without legs who became famous in 2012, has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend.

Pistorius -- the paralympian known as Blade Runner -- is accused of shooting 30-year-old Reeva Steenkamp in the hand and head -- allegedly with a 9 mm pistol found at the scene.

Pistorius, 26, had reportedly been dating Steenkamp for a few months. She was a law graduate and an aspiring model.


Steenkamp was killed inside Pistorius' home in Pretoria, South Africa. There are reports there have been "previous incidents" between the two at the home.

Pistorius -- considered a national hero in South Africa -- was the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics.




Chubby Checker Sues Penis-Measurement : Is NOT My Forte

 
Chubby Checker (the singer) has his panties in a twist over Chubby Checker (the penis-measuring app) ... and now he's suing to jock-block the people responsible.

The 71-year-old music legend has filed a lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard and Palm (ha, palm) ... claiming they violated his trademark on the name "Chubby Checker" ... by releasing "The Chubby Checker" app, which "enables women to estimate the size of a man's penis based on his shoe size."

Checker says HP and Palm have offered the app in the Palm App Catalog for a long, long, loooooong, time.

Chubby (the singer) says he fired off a cease and desist letter back in 2012 ... but the companies ignored his demand, so he was forced to take their asses to court.

According to the suit, Chubby not only wants the companies to shut down the app ... he also wants a ton of money for damaging his non-penis measuring reputation.

A rep for HP tells TMZ, "The application was removed in September 2012 and is no longer on any Palm or HP hosted web site."


All the troubles in the world  , now we are worrying about penis  size !
Oooh, the Chubby Checker Pecker Checker!

Chubby for a pecker denotes a fat member that is not well hung. So what this really is is a vanity device for the average Joe who is less than eight inches.

Men's Penis sizes can't be measured by how tall or how big their feet or hands are... sorry... it's like women short women can have big boops and tall ones can have small boops ( what a dumb thing ) beside ... men who knows how to USE IT are the ones who are good lovers *** simple like that *** HeHe

Ellen DeGeneres Breaks Bottles On Sofia Vergara Head During Dirt Pepsi Ad

 
Ellen DeGeneres has had some fun at Sofia Veragra’s expense in the past, and on Thursday’s show, the host took things up a notch.

DeGeneres asked Vergara to read a live Diet Pepsi ad while she tried to distract the "Modern Family" actress.

Those distractions included breaking bottles over Vergara’s head, covering her in silly string, firing off a loud prop gun, bringing out shirtless dancers, and having Josh Groban walk onto the set to sing in Vergara’s ear.

How did the celebrity spokeswoman handle the interruptions?




Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Christopher Dorner Standoff: Newcast PRANKED By Howard Stern Fan


It was only a matter of time ... but a Howard Stern fan managed to infiltrate the Christopher Dorner news coverage by posing as an expert ... and PRANKED a Los Angeles TV station live on the air.

The caller got through to KCBS-TV moments ago claiming to be a State Fish and Game ranger named Mike Taugher ... and he was SUPPOSED to recap the events leading up to the shootout.

It started out pretty believable ... but when the caller name-dropped Ronnie The Limo Driver (a Stern regular) it was pretty clear CBS has just been hoaxed.

... well, obvious to everyone but the anchor ... who continued engaging the caller until he told her it was a joke and called her a "dumbass."
What the 'HELL' is this world coming to . HUH ???
What a jerk. Not even funny. Who calls a lady a dumbass anyway. So mean. This guy is not much of a man. He's so desperate to be noticed by Howard Stern; he reminds me of a clapping seal.

NOT FUNNY... But then again, Stern fans usually aren't funny because he's NOT funny! He's a professional crap disturber, and should be banned from the air waves. This "prank" could have cost lives because of misinformation by this idiot. I say locate this dumbass and jail him.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict Resigns : LATER --- Celebrites on Twitter



 Pope Benedict sent shockwaves throughout the Roman Catholic Church—and the global faith community at large—after announcing today that he would be resigning as pontiff on Feb. 28 due to health reasons, the first pope to step down since 1415.

The 85-year-old's stunning decision—mitigated in large part by what he said was his deteriorating health and inability to fulfill the leadership tasks demanded of him—has fired up the Twitterverse, as celebs weigh in on the pontiff's momentous, controversial decision.

Here's what they had to say:

Ricky Gervais: "Being 'The Pope' means you are married to God. So, is this like a divorce?"

Piers Morgan: "The Queen's a year older than The Pope. Can't see her ever resigning because she's tired. #indefatigability1infallibility0"

Ricky Martin: "The #Pope resigns? I didn't know that was even possible. Apparently, the last time a pope resigned was the year 1415 #IfYouRintrested"


Patton Oswalt: "TOP POPE. Realty competition. Do it, Vatican."

Judd Apatow: "'@pattonoswalt: TOP POPE. Realty competition. Do it, Vatican.' Fox has already signed him as a commentator to replace Dick Morris."

Simon Pegg: "The Pope has resigned! Surely he can only be fired? God?"…" I think he got headhunted by Buddha. #poperesigns"

Kirstie Alley: "hope the Pope isn't sick. I'm not Catholic but it still feels sad..is there a successor like a VP in USA or Prince in UK? #religiousversion"

Caroline Manzo: "Saying Popes resignation is due to age/health. With Lent approaching... No Pope? Bizarre"

Matt Lauer: "Great to have Cardinal Dolan reacting on our set to the dramatic news of the Pope stepping down. Thanks, Your Eminence."

Dennis Miller: "Hillary to replace Benedict? #pope"

Colin Quinn: ' Hey, here's a crazy idea. HOW ABOUT AN IRISH POPE? We kept the Chuch doctrine like the Italians never did. #nomoreitalians #irishpope.com"

Star Jones: "PROOF twitter can tire anyone out. Even the #VicarOfChrist.> '#PopeBenedict was the first #Pope to be on Twitter.'"

Mia Farrow: "The last time a pope willingly resigned was in 1294 Hoping for a more progressive successor - imagine a pope more like Arch Desmond Tutu"

Debi Mazar: "Surprised thr was no twttr announcement from the #POPE who recently joined.He really had nothing 2 say.They r supposed 2 die in service..hmm"

Kevin Smith: "From now on, when someone snarks you with 'Is the Pope Catholic?' you can say 'He's not even the Pope anymore...'"

Doug Benson: "I may not be chosen to be the next #Pope but it's an honor just to be nominated."