Thursday, February 27, 2014

Robin / Paula : Split Triggered By Antics With Miley "WTF"

Robin Thicke's marriage fell apart when he dry humped Miley Cyrus on stage before a national audience ... humiliating his wife.

Sources connected to the couple tell TMZ ... Paula Patton felt "utterly disrespected" when Robin virtually simulated sex with Miley the night of the VMAs. We're told after the performance Paula got into a blow-out argument with Robin, telling him he insulted her before a huge national TV audience.

What really pissed Paula off is that the performance was a total surprise. Miley improvised the raunchy part without warning, but Robin played along ... and that enraged Paula.

Sources say Paula went nuclear when she saw pictures surface of her hubby at one of the after-parties grabbing a woman's ass ... virtually digging inside.

We're told things never got better after that. They argued constantly and Paula was furious Robin continued to party at clubs with various women ... pictured at times getting very cozy.

It reached the point of no return last week -- at least for Paula. As we reported ... Robin is pulling out all the stops to change her mind, but we're told she wants out of the marriage.

Robin & Paula ... the way it was before the split ........

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Can't keep a good rattlesnake down -- or a deadly one -- 'cause the snake that killed Pastor Jamie Coots from "Snake Salvation" ... is back in the church.
And now you have options: Death by rattler venom OR flame! Ahh ... religion.

Witchy is laughing her "ASS' off :
I can't believe the snake hasn't been arrested yet, inbreeding is just plain bad.
Pathetic morons!

Lets hear it  from our in-house expert Mr. Humble:
It is not that religion is bad, it is that people misuse religion to lure people into cults. Religion is the cornerstone of civilization. I think what these people are doing is taking religion and making it into something it isn't meant to be.

People pay good money to go to a circus to see fire eaters and snake handlers. If you can go to a church and see it for free, all the better. They lure you in with their tales of magic powers that will let you too be able to do these feats.

It sounds like they are playing zydeco music which is sleazy Cajun music from New Orleans. I really think this is maybe some African voodoo cult that just hid in the church. That seems to be the whole culture of New Orleans anyway.

I don't see them dancing to The Old Rugged Cross or Amazing Grace. You need to study the Bible to show yourself approved, not just join up any group that says they follow God and take their word for it.
Just my humble opinion .

Marc Anthony Child Support Case : I Make $1.25 Million ... Month

Marc Anthony may be 110 pounds wet ... but in the money department he's a world champ, because he's just acknowledged he rakes in $1.25 million every single month.

Anthony filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in his nasty child support fight with ex-wife Dayanara Torres. The former Miss Universe wants her monthly support for their 2 sons upped from $13K a month to $113K a month .

Marc had to disclose his income, and his portfolio is impressive. He says he's worth $20.8 million ... of which $260K is in cash. And none of that is in stocks or bonds.

He says he's paying $18K a month in child support in other relationships ... we're guessing that's for the twins he had with Jennifer Lopez.

Dayanara has bitched in legal docs that she was forced to sell her home and live in a crappy, 1,200 square foot San Fernando Valley apartment while Jennifer Lopez was living high on the hog.

Marc Anthony responded in his own legal docs ... Dayanara is a piss poor money manager because she can afford way better than a hovel since he gives her $28,4216 a month in spousal and child support.

She was especially ticked that Marc pleaded poverty during their divorce but the week it became final he bought JLo a $4 million ring.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Canada's Women's Hockey Team Left An Inspirational Note For The Men's Team (PHOTO)

Gold Medalists Brianne Jenner#19 , Haley Irwin # 21 , Hayley Wickenheiser #22 and Natialie Spooner # 24 of Canada celebrate during the medal ceremony after defeating the United States 3-2 in overtime during the Ice Hockey Women's Gols Medal Game on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter OLmpics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 20 ,2014 in Sochi , Russia .

As the saying goes, behind every men's hockey team on the verge of success is a women's hockey team that already won a gold medal.

Before Canada's men's hockey team faced off against the U.S. squard in a semifinal matchup on Friday it found an inspirational message waiting in the locker room. Three members of Canada's triumphant women's team left a note that was spotted by CTV National News correspondent Daniele Hamamdjian.

Wickenheiser, Szabador & Jenner left this letter in the Canadian men’s hockey dressing room.
 



Witchy Says :
"Played like champions"...and congrats !



 


Oscar Pistorius Case: Dramatic Details Emerge on Eve of Blade Runner's Murder Trial

June Steenkamp, the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was allegedly shot to death by Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Feb. 14 last year, will attend his upcoming murder trial in South Africa.

"All we are looking for is closure and to know that our daughter did not suffer on that tragic Valentine's Day," Reeva's parents, June and Barry Steenkamp, say in a joint statement.

"Reeva, who held such a passion for women's abuse issues and frequently spoke out against domestic violence, intended to one day open an establishment where abused women would be cared for," say her parents.

"Once the trial is over, we intend to start a foundation honoring Reeva's passions, which included helping the poor and abused."

The trial, to begin March 3, will take place in Pretoria, the capital of South Africa. Pistorius, the first Paralympian to compete in the able-bodied Olympics, is charged with premeditated murder, illegal possession of ammunition, as well as two additional gun-related charges.
Details from the night of the murder remain hazy. Prosecutors say the athlete, now 27, killed his 29-year-old girlfriend after an early-morning argument.

But Pistorius's attorneys say he thought there was an intruder in his home. What's known for sure is Steenkamp was shot three times through a locked bathroom door.

He has remained free on bail this past year. 
 

Reeva Steenkamp's Father: If Oscar Pistorius Speaks the Truth, 'I Can Perhaps Someday Forgive Him'

 Having been freed on Bail Friday  as he awaits traits  for the premeditated   murder  of his girlfriend  Reeva Steenkamp , Oscar Pistoris "will have to live  with his conscience," her father said Satuarday .
 
Speaking to the Beeld newspaper (and translated by the BBC), Barry Steenkamp – referring to Pistorius's claim that he fatally fired his gun four times at Reeva because he thought an intruder had broken into his house – said: "If it didn't happen the way he says it did, he must suffer and he will suffer." Steenkamp also said, "It does not matter how much money he has and how good his legal team is, he will have to live with his conscience. But if he speaks the truth, I can perhaps someday forgive him."

The next hearing for the Paralympian, 26, is scheduled for June 4.

Besides setting bail at $114,000 – the amount is considered high for a murder trial in South Africa, reports The New York Times – Magistrate Nair Desmond also ordered Pistorius to relinquish firearms and passports, and to stay away from his home, because it is an official crime scene. In addition, he is not permitted to contact witnesses, leave Pretoria without official permission or use drugs or alcohol. He is to report to a police station twice every week.

Arnold Pistorius, an uncle speaking on behalf of the family, told reporters Friday, "We are relieved by the fact that Oscar got bail today, but at the same time, we are in mourning for Reeva Steenkamp and her family."

Oscar Pistorius is reportedly staying at Arnold's home in an upscale part of Pretoria. News photos showed the athlete being picked up from the courtroom and driven away by his sister, Aimee.

Reeva Steenkamp's mother June told Beeld that the Pistorius family had sent a bouquet of flowers.

"But what does it mean?" she said. "Nothing."

Friday, February 21, 2014

'American Idol' Lawsuit Claims Sony Music Has Withheld Millions In Royalties

It's been a bad few weeks for U.S. singing shows. First, "The X-Factor" was canceled due to low ratings. Then, CeeLo Green announced he would be leaving "The Voice." Now, Sony Music is being sued for allegedly withholding millions of dollars in royalties from "American Idol" contestants and winners.

19 Recordings, the record label that was founded by "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller and is now owned by the show's parent company, Core Media Group, represents many of the show's contestants and winners, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jordin Sparks. The label, and by extension, its clientele, claims that Sony Music has stolen millions of dollars worth of royalties and has breached recording agreements. The lawsuit was filed after 19 Recordings audited Sony's books.

The two companies unsuccessfully attempted to reach a private agreement before 19 Recordings filed the lawsuit. "We did not want to have to file this lawsuit, but Sony left us no choice, so this became necessary to protect our artists," said Jason Morey, the worldwide head of music at 19 Entertainment.

The label is seeking at least $10 million in damages, claiming that Sony has paid incorrect amounts related to digital streaming royalties, music videos, compilation albums and other products, and has even improperly deducted foreign income taxes.

Sony responded to the accusations by saying that it has actually overpaid royalty recipients on digital track downloads, although the company has not countersued for that money.
 

(Exclusive)Bombshell 'American Idol' Lawsuit Claims Sony Stiffs Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson

                  Carrie Underwood ...... Kelly  Clarkson   
The legal claims from the company behind the hit reality TV show, seeking at least $10 million in damages, could ignite new controversies over whether recording artists are getting a proper share of digital income.

For 12 years, American Idol has been one of the biggest success stories in the music industry. Even as the reality singing competition series experiences some signs of aging, there is no doubt that the show has provided an immensely influential promotional platform for undiscovered talent and a sanctuary from some of the industry's post-Napster blues.

But as shown by a new lawsuit filed on Thursday by 19 Recordings against Sony Music, the story of how the industry has leveraged American Idol into one chart-topper after the next is not without allegations of greed and corruption. The complaint filed in New York federal court and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter also explores some cutting-edge issues on the digital side of the business.

19 Recordings was founded by American Idol creator Simon Fuller and is now controlled by the show's owner, Core Media Group. In the lawsuit, 19, and by extension all of the artists -- including Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry -- who have entered into deals as part of their participation on Idol, claim that Sony Music has been systematically robbing them of millions of dollars in royalties. The lawsuit, seeking at least $10 million in damages, was filed after 19 exercised the right to audit Sony's books pursuant to recording agreements, and the parties couldn't come to any settlement.

Read the Full Complaint here:
"We did not want to have to file this lawsuit, but Sony left us no choice, so this became necessary to protect our artists," says 19 Entertainment worldwide head of music Jason Morey. "Our complaint lays out the claims in great detail. Everything we have to say about the case is set forth in it."

Richard Busch at King & Ballow adds, "We have investigated this thoroughly and feel strongly about the claims."

Perhaps the biggest claim -- both monetarily as well as one that could impact record companies and musicians well beyond the Idol universe -- deals with the alleged underpayment of streaming royalties.

Sony is among the larger music entities that has forged licensing deals with streaming services run by Spotify, Google and Apple.

But the lawsuit says that Sony is accounting for the exploitation of master recordings here as "sales" or "distributions" rather than as "broadcasts" or "transmissions." The distinction might sound like semantics, but it is nevertheless important. By treating streaming music as sales, Sony is essentially saying that such deliveries are no different than downloads purchased on Apple or Amazon. And with that, Sony would be forking over significantly less money under the terms of the company's recording agreements -- the difference between a 50 percent royalty share for a "transmission/broadcast" versus a fraction of that for a "sale/distribution." The plaintiff says the discrepancy has resulted in at least $3 million in damages.

"Such exploitation can only be fairly described as 'transmissions' or 'broadcasts,' and, upon information and belief, are so described in the licenses or other agreements between Sony and the streaming services," says the lawsuit. "However, Sony has nevertheless accounted to 19 for all streaming income received at the lower Album rate as if the exploitation between the streaming service and the end user was described as a 'distribution' or 'sale' and, by so doing, Sony has breached the Recording Agreements."

The lawsuit then goes into other ways in which Sony is allegedly cheating on music from Idol alumni.

STORY: Carrie Underwood is Top-Earning 'American Idol' Alum

For instance, Sony is accused of improperly deducting money spent on television advertising. The plaintiff says that Sony once requested a "royalty break" on a proposed TV ad spend in New Zealand and the United Kingdom for the Kelly Clarkson album My December, which 19 refused. Allegedly, Sony doesn't always ask. According to the lawsuit, Sony is able to recoup ad money by finagling the math -- working to its own advantage the alleged distinction between an "individual" ad campaign and an "aggregate" ad campaign so as to not exceed maximum spends allowed by contract.

According to the lawsuit, "Sony's interpretation would lead to the absurd result of potentially allowing it the ability to conduct an unlimited number of TV and/or radio advertising campaigns in a given country for a particular Album without ever seeking 19's prior approval so long as each individual campaign, however limited, was within the specified required range."

19 also alleges that Sony has made other improper deductions over things like music videos, has incorrectly paid royalties on joint venture compilation albums, has improperly calculated escalated royalty rates in instances of more-than-a-million-selling albums, is failing to pay over money from past lawsuits, is improperly deducting foreign income taxes, is underreporting or not reporting at all synchronization master uses in films and TV shows, and more.

The accusations fly two ways. Apparently, in response to some of these accounting allegations, Sony has made arguments that it has overpaid 19 on certain items.

"Sony attempts to state compilation albums are not albums," says the lawsuit, which rejects the premise as merely another excuse for a lower royalty rate.

The lawsuit also includes a novel discussion over whether Sony is gaming iTunes. On that Apple platform, consumers can buy 99 cent singles or $9.99 albums, but for accounting purposes, things get immensely tricky rather quickly.

What happens  when consumers purchase  multiple  tracks off an album ? Is that treated  as the equivalent  of an album purchase  for the purpose  of figuring out  when artists  are due  bonus  royalty escalators ? Should  royalty  rates  for singles  apply even though consumers  are choosing  tracks off iTunes' album section ? And  what happens  when a song like Clarkson's "All I Ever  Wanted" is available  for purpose  as both "All I Ever Wanted ... Single" and a track from the alum  All I Even Wanted  ?

The lawsuit says that Sony takes advantage by pretty much always delivering answers in its favor -- or, as the case may be, treating downloaded tracks as singles as much as possible. The plaintiff says this is unfair because there are no extra manufacturing, marketing or promotional costs associated with individual songs available for purchase separately. For its part, Sony claims that it has overpaid royalty participants on digital track downloads, according to the suit.

The legal salvo comes at a perilous time for singing competition shows. Fox has just canceled X Factor, which featured original Idol judge Simon Cowell, and NBC's The Voice just lost one of its biggest stars in Cee Lo Green. As for Idol, the ratings for its premiere this year were down 22 percent in the key demo and recent episodes have also been losing viewership.

Despite those woes, Idol has consistently produced great album sales. Fourteen alumni have each sold more than a million albums, led by Underwood with almost 15 million alone in cumulative sales. What that has really meant financially for these performers is an issue that will be explored in a New York courtroom.

Sony declined comment.
        

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cee Lo Green Is Leaving The Voice

It sounds like Team Cee Lo may be no more.

After four years as coach on The Voice , Green, 39, won't be returning to the singing competition.

"I'm not coming back, guys," Green told Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday. "I don't want to wear out my welcome there."

But it won't be the last you see of him.

"I'm going to continue my relationship with NBC. I have a television development deal with them as well, and hopefully some other talk-show opportunities later in the year," he said.

He'll also focus on his own music.

"We will appreciate the music but we will miss you on The Voice," DeGeneres said as her other guest, Lional Richie, made his own surprise announcement and that included Green.

"The good news is, he'll be with me on the road," Richie said of Green's musical plans. "He's going to join me on tour."


In a statement, Paul Telegdy, NBC's president of alternative and late-night programming, said, "Cee Lo Green has been an instrumental part of the success of The Voice, and we deeply appreciate all his contributions. We're looking forward to working with him on other upcoming projects that will tap into both his musical and entertainment expertise."

In his own official statement, Green said: "There are numerous reasons that led to this decision, which has been amicably reached with NBC, but I'm excited to be developing several other ideas with the network and my association with NBC remains strong. ... Thanks for the memories and make way for many more!"

Season 6 of The Voice returns Monday with veteran coaches Shakira , Usher , Adam Levine and Blake Shelton .

Ellen DeGeneres 'Falls More in Love with Portia All the Time'

When Ellen DeGeneres came out as gay 17 years ago, the unexpected professional backlash and personal isolation that followed was a rude awakening.

"I thought everyone knew me and I didn't think that one little adjective was going to define me," DeGeneres, 56, exclusively tells PEOPLE in the latest issue. "I didn't have perspective for a while."

But these days, with a hugely successful daily talk show , best-selling books and an upcoming gig as the host of the 86th Annual Academy Awards on March 2, that painful rough patch is a distant, if surreal, memory.

"Now I look at it as a movie that I saw that someone went through," she says, "and I only experience the amazing life that I have right now."

One big reason for DeGeneres' gratitude: her thriving marriage to actress Portia de Rossi, whom she wed in 2008 . "I love her so much it kills me," says DeGeneres.

Despite recent tabloid reports of strain in the relationship, DeGeneres and de Rossi are as happy as ever and even currently remodeling a new home together.

"The tabloids had a photo of Portia not wearing her wedding ring. She goes, 'I didn't wear it because when I ride horses and I'm holding the reins, it gives me a blister!' " says DeGeneres, baffled at the rumors.

"The truth is, and this is corny, I fall more in love with Portia all the time. I really do. She surprises me all the time," she says. "It's what anyone experiences when you find that person that gets you, wants to take care of you, wants the best for you. We're really lucky because we know how rare it is."

It's in part because everything is going so smoothly in her life that DeGeneres accepted the challenge of hosting this year's Oscars.

"I thought why not challenge myself? I'm comfortable right now and it's never good to be comfortable as a performer," she says. "Hosting the Oscars is pretty much the scariest thing you can do. To me, this is right up there with bungee jumping!"

Witchy says :
I agree that homosexuality is not "normal" in the most
basic sense in that all forms of life are designed to procreate, but very
little in the real, natural world is absolutely perfect. And if you
were born with a hormone mix that results in your being attracted to the
same sex, that's real. And the level of hormone that defines your orientation comes in different degrees -- mostpeople simply have no choice: they are definitely hetero or homo.
Others have a level that allows them to choose one or both orientations. Simple. What's not simple is the amount of ignorance and fear that clouds this issue and causes so much pain.
 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

'Deadly Salvation' Deadly Rattler will Rise Again Next Saturday

The rattler that took a deadly bite out of "Snake Salvation" pastor Jamie Coots will not be killed ... in fact, the family will deploy the snake during next Saturday's service ... TMZ has learned.

Coots was bitten Saturday while he was preaching to his congregation and died after refusing medical help ... believing he was protected from the venom by God's power.

Jamie's son Cody tells us, the family still believes in God's protective power against snake venom -- despite his father's death -- telling us his dad felt it was much better to die from a snakebite than a stroke or car accident ... in fact, for him a snakebite was "God's way."

Cody -- who will take over as pastor -- says, "It was God saying, this is how you wanted it, and it's your time to go ... If he didn't plan [to die this way] he would have stayed alive."

As we reported ... even though using snakes during religious services is illegal in Kentucky, the police chief told us he would NOT enforce the law.
                     ***Remebering Jamie Coots***

Let's here it from Witchy :
The dumb snake has a higher IQ then this snake oil salesman Jamie Coots .

One word comes to mind - NUTS

When the snake wipes out the rest of that stupid congregation maybe they can send the snake to the Westboro baptist and take out the Phelps family.
                 ***Now some friendly advice :***
FIRST:
 Condolences to the family of this man (however, I quickly hope I don't have to repeat this as I understand the son is now going to be doing the same thing. You're supposed to LEARN from life's mistakes - not REPEAT THEM).

That being said:
Note to parents with kids (who may be sick):  If your child gets sick from something that is easily curable, take them to a friggin' doctor so they will LIVE. I mean, after all - this is the year 2014, not 1894. SECOND:
 For those people who believe in praising SNAKES, which is RIDICULOUS - come and join MY family's church, where we praise and follow DRYER SHEETS. We wave them in the air and dance all around - and no one gets bitten or dies - and the AIR SMELLS REALLY REALLY GOOD during service~!
 
 
 
 
 


George Zimmerman : Flees Miami After Death Threat

George Zimmerman fled Miami after someone threatened there was a huge bounty on his head.

Zimmerman taped an interview last Tuesday with Univision and Fusion, and then took his girlfriend, her kid and his brother to the beach. While they were catching some rays, people noticed him, started harassing him, and then someone shouted out George had a $10,000 bounty on his head.


We're told it freaked him out and they all retreated to the hotel, but the crowd followed them.

Security swept their room to make sure no one tampered with their stuff and then stood guard throughout the day and night. We're told Zimmerman did his CNN interview early the next morning and then beat it ... literally fleeing Miami.

Fact is ... the bounty threat seems somewhat real. There's a Black Panthers video online in which one of the leaders puts a $1 MILLION bounty on Zimmerman's head.

 
Witchys' take on GZ :

If George Zimmerman did not want to live the rest of his miserable life in fear, he should have stopped running after an unarmed teenager when he was instructed by the police to do so. Instead he decided to pretend he was a police officer pursuing a violent criminal who had shot at him and ended up murdering an innocent teenager who was just walking home. No sympathy for you Zimmerman-you Moron.

GZ is straight dumb. I wish he'd receive the same fate as TM. But since he hasn't, yet, he's still dumb. If he would stop trying to milk his 15 mins of 'fame', and let the last image of him in out minds be of the fat pudgy ******* in court, no one would probably recognize him now. This whole 'oh woe is me, I can't have a normal life, feel bad for me' is all of his own moronic doing. Let's all remember that his daddy is a big shot lawyer who pulled a massive series of strings for him to live. I don't feel bad for him in the least, and I'll welcome the day that I see TRUE justice served when this s*** is eradicated from the earth.
Just  sayin '  HeHe

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Simon Cowell Introduces Son Eric – See His Photo!


[Update]: On Sunday, Cowell took to Twitter to share three photos of his baby boy. "Mum, Dad and Eric. Now two days old. You can see how very handsome little Eric is," he writes. "I never knew how much love and pride I would feel."
Originally posted Feb. 14: Simon Cowell officially has the fatherhood factor.
The X Factor judge, 54, and his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, welcomed their first child together on Friday, Feb. 14, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Son Eric arrived at 5:45 p.m. in New York City and weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz.
"Very happy to say Eric was born … Healthy and handsome," Cowell Tweeted immediately following the official announcement. "Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages. Named after my dad."
"Lauren is doing great. Her parents are there, along with Simon of course," a source tells PEOPLE. "They are so excited. Everyone is thrilled. They couldn’t be happier. The baby is gorgeous."
The July announcement that the couple was expecting a baby together came as a surprise, as Silverman, a New York socialite, was married to Cowell’s close friend, Andrew Silverman. In December, the two, who have an 8-year-old son together, finalized their divorce.
"It was kind of uncomfortable. You know, the situation. But these things happen and everything is kind of calm now and I’m happy," the music mogul said during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The realization that he was going to be a father came when Cowell first saw a scan of his baby on the way — which sources later told PEOPLE was a boy.
"You literally see this thing which is now alive moving around. I feel very paternal right now," he said following the ultrasound.
And while Silverman was showered with baby gifts during a celebration to honor the upcoming addition, Cowell was busy putting together his own parenting plans.
"There are a lot of boring things that happen when you have a baby. [You have to get rid of] sharp edges, cigarettes, alcohol … then there’s [baby-proofing] the toilet. But I’ll have a smoking room!" he joked.
Mum, Dad and Eric. Now two days old.
now you can see how very handsome little Eric is.
 I never knew  how much love  and pride  I would  feel .
                         

Bruce Jenner's Plastic Surgeries: An Inside Look

In the Kardashian family's special breed of endless media hoopla, patriarch Bruce Jenner has always managed to stay out of the fray.
But now, amid tabloid scrutiny over his changing appearance, the former Olympian (with his altered appearance) is standing front and center.
Jenner, 64, has been open about undergoing plastic surgery in the past, beginning with a partial face-lift and nose job in the mid-'80s, a "botched" procedure that took a toll on the athlete's self-esteem.
"If you Google my name, the worst plastic surgeries of all time or whatever it is … they've compared me to Michael Jackson," he said on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
In 2009, Jenner went under the knife for a second time to correct the first operation. The process, featured on an episode of the show, garnered the support of the entire Kardashian clan.
And a satisfied Bruce joked of his new appearance in a 2009 episode: "It doesn't hurt to be mistaken for Brody once in a while. Do you think I'll get carded?"
Despite his family's approval, Jenner faced plenty of media scrutiny for his changing appearance, even feuding with Jimmy Fallon over the talk-show host's harsh jokes about his transformation.
Now, four months after his split from wife Kris, Jenner is sporting a new look, one that's raising eyebrows once again. The dad of 10 (including his four stepchildren) has been growing his hair long, manicuring his nails, and, most controversially, he has allegedly undergone a tracheal shave, flattening his Adam's apple.

"Bruce is definitely concerned about his looks – he always has been," says a Jenner source. "But he's just doing his thing. He wanted to grow his hair long, so he did. He wants to get manicures, so he gets them. He always hated his Adam's apple."
Sources close to Jenner categorically deny that he is making any sort of efforts to transition into a woman, despite breathless tabloid claims, and say the reality star is simply happily experimenting with a fresh look. "He has this, 'I may be an old man, but I'm cool and young too' syndrome and no one can tell him otherwise," says a source close to the family.
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Toby Mayer, who has not treated Jenner, says that excessive physical change can be a symptom of body dysmorphic disorder, a condition in which a person has an unrealistic view of his or her own appearance.
Says Mayer: "When people have an unusual preoccupation with the way they look, they will never be satisfied. They will always find some flaw on their face that they think [fixing] will restore perfection."
Counters the family source: "Bruce thinks he looks great. He doesn't listen to the criticism."
 
Thanx : JENNIFER GARCIA and RAHA LEWIS
Let's hear it from Witchy :
I remember watching an episode of the Kardashians about 3 years ago and noticing how angry and miserable Bruce was following his wife and her daughters around for appearances. You could tell he just felt lousy about himself. Of course neither his wife or children noticed his unhappiness. Whatever he does now, I hope it brings him peace of mind.

Even though Bruce has enough to swim in a pool full of Benjamins, I feel bad that those ungrateful Kardashian idiots turned their backs on him. He was there through their careless choices and all he got was a kick in the B@ll$.

He is clearly going through some erratic changes only because he is attempting to reinvent himself and seem as if he's better than ever, when in fact, he's failing miserably and hurting inside.

Kris Kardashian is adding to the horrible rumors by avoiding the transgender blabber because she knows it'll bring more attention to her and publicity to her talentless family. She never respected him as a man and sank her claws into a poor schmuck who was finally bulldozed by her aggressive family.

She'll be losing her son as well when he finally loses it and checks himself into a crazy house! I'm sure she'll use that as well to her advantage!

What is wrong with aging? Aging brings it's own valuable gifts such as wisdom, insight, intuition -- the things that come from experience. These are the teachings we should pass onto our children, not superficial and demented illusions that beauty rules the world. It doesn't.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Simon Cowell : Daddy's Almost At The Hospital : Keep Your Vagina Closed

Simon Cowell's baby mama better tighten up her lady parts ... 'cause the "X-Factor" judge just landed in New York -- and he's making a beeline for the hospital.

TMZ broke the story ... Lauren Silverman went into labor early Friday morning -- and Simon rushed home from London to be there -- but based on his look in the pic ... the soon to be dad doesn't look too worried about missing things.

Something tells us he won't be filming the gruesome process.

Stay tune for the update  :
 

[UPDATE]Simon Cowell : Officially A Dad : GF Gives Birth

[UPDATE]
4:25 PM PT -- the baby's name is ERIC ... after Simon's father.

Simon Cowell is officially a father ... his pregnant GF Lauren Silverman has finally popped in NYC.

36-year-old Silverman just gave birth to a healthy baby boy at Lenox Hill Hospital -- after Simon flew across the ocean from London to be by her side for the delivery. As we reported, Lauren went into labor early this morning and Simon hopped on a plane as soon as he heard.

We're told the baby was born at 5:45 PM EST at 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

The boy is 54-year-old Simon's first child and Lauren's second -- she also has an 8-year-old son with her ex-Andrew Silverman.
 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bruce Jenner : Quitting Kardashian Show ... Quitting Hollywood "WTF"

Bruce Jenner wants NOTHING to do with Hollywood, and that includes his own reality show ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to both the Kardashian family and the production tell TMZ ... Bruce will NOT come back for another season of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" if the network picks it up. The family is currently shooting the last installment of the series ... and even if it gets renewed we're told Bruce wants out.

Bruce now reluctantly takes part in the show ... but only when it's absolutely necessary. Whenever possible he'll shoot his scenes in Malibu -- where he now lives.

We're told Bruce has a clear vision of his life as soon as the season ends ... golfing, spending time with his kids -- off camera -- flying helicopters and riding motorcycles.

Our sources say his kids have become a real priority -- Bruce wants to cement the relationship with his sons that he never had when they were growing up. The relationship is much better than it was but he wants to continue to strengthen it.

And finally ... Malibu is and will continue to be home base. Calabasas and Hollywood are part of his past life.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sid Caesar, comic genius of 1950s television, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sid Caesar, the prodigiously talented pioneer of TV comedy who paired with Imogene Coca in sketches that became classics and who inspired a generation of famous writers, died Wednesday. He was 91.

Family spokesman Eddy Friedfeld said Caesar, who also played Coach Calhoun in the 1978 movie "Grease," died at his home in the Los Angeles area after a brief illness.
"He had not been well for a while. He was getting weak," said Friedfeld, who lives in New York and last spoke to Caesar about 10 days ago.
Friedfeld, a friend of Caesar's who wrote the 2003 biography "Caesar's Hour" learned of his death in an early morning call from Caesar's daughter, Karen.
Carl Reiner, who worked as a writer-performer with Caesar on his breakthrough "Your Show of Shows" sketch program, said he had an ability to "connect with an audience and make them roar with laughter."
"Sid Caesar set the template for everybody," Reiner told KNX-AM in Los Angeles. "He was without a doubt, inarguably, the greatest sketch comedian-monologist that television ever produced. He could adlib. He could do anything that was necessary to make an audience laugh."
In his two most important shows, "Your Show of Shows," 1950-54, and "Caesar's Hour," 1954-57, Caesar displayed remarkable skill in pantomime, satire, mimicry, dialect and sketch comedy. And he gathered a stable of young writers who went on to worldwide fame in their own right - including Neil Simon and Woody Allen.
"The one great star that television created and who created television was Sid Caesar," said now-deceased critic Joel Siegel on the TV documentary "Hail Sid Caesar! The Golden Age Of Comedy," which first aired in 2001.
While best known for his TV shows, which have been revived on DVD in recent years, he also had success on Broadway and occasional film appearances, notably in "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World."
If the typical funnyman was tubby or short and scrawny, Caesar was tall and powerful, with a clown's loose limbs and rubbery face, and a trademark mole on his left cheek.
But Caesar never went in for clowning or jokes. He wasn't interested. He insisted that the laughs come from the everyday.
"Real life is the true comedy," he said in a 2001 interview with The Associated Press. "Then everybody knows what you're talking about." Caesar brought observational comedy to TV before the term, or such latter-day practitioners as Jerry Seinfeld, were even born.
In one celebrated routine, Caesar impersonated a gumball machine; in another, a baby; in another, a ludicrously overemotional guest on a parody of "This Is Your Life."
He played an unsuspecting moviegoer getting caught between feuding lovers in a theater. He dined at a health food restaurant, where the first course was the bouquet in the vase on the table. He was interviewed as an avant-garde jazz musician who seemed happily high on something.
The son of Jewish immigrants, Caesar was a wizard at spouting melting-pot gibberish that parodied German, Russian, French and other languages. His Professor was the epitome of goofy Germanic scholarship.
Some compared him to Charlie Chaplin for his success at combining humor with touches of pathos.
"As wild an idea as you get, it won't go over unless it has a believable basis to start off with," he told The Associated Press in 1955. "The viewers have to see you basically as a person first, and after that you can go on into left field."
Caesar performed with such talents as Howard Morris and Nanette Fabray, but his most celebrated collaborator was the brilliant Coca, his "Your Show of Shows" co-star.
Coca and Caesar performed skits that satirized the everyday - marital spats, inane advertising, strangers meeting and speaking in clich├ęs, a parody of the Western "Shane" in which the hero was "Strange." They staged a water-logged spoof of the love scene in "From Here to Eternity." "The Hickenloopers" husband-and-wife skits became a staple.
"The chemistry was perfect, that's all," Coca, who died in 2001, once said. "We never went out together; we never see each other socially. But for years we worked together from 10 in the morning to 6 or 7 at night every day of the week. What made it work is that we found the same things funny."
Caesar worked closely with his writing staff as they found inspiration in silent movies, foreign films and the absurdities of `50s postwar prosperity.
Among those who wrote for Caesar: Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Simon and his brother Danny Simon, and Allen, who was providing gags to Caesar and other entertainers while still in his teens.
Carl Reiner, who wrote in addition to performing on the show, based his "Dick Van Dyke Show" - with its fictional TV writers and their temperamental star - on his experiences there. Simon's 1993 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" and the 1982 movie "My Favorite Year" also were based on the Caesar show.
A 1996 roundtable discussion among Caesar and his writers was turned into a public television special. Said Simon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright: "None of us who've gone on to do other things could have done them without going through this show."
"This was playing for the Yankees; this was playing in Duke Ellington's band," said Gelbart, the creator of TV's "M-A-S-H" and screenwriter of "Tootsie," who died in 2009.
Increasing ratings competition from Lawrence Welk's variety show put "Caesar's Hour" off the air in 1957.
In 1962, Caesar starred on Broadway in the musical "Little Me," written by Simon, and was nominated for a Tony. He played seven different roles, from a comically perfect young man to a tyrannical movie director to a prince of an impoverished European kingdom.
"The fact that, night after night, they are also excruciatingly funny is a tribute to the astonishing talents of their portrayer," Newsweek magazine wrote. "In comedy, Caesar is still the best there is."
His and Coca's classic TV work captured a new audience with the 1973 theatrical compilation film "Ten From Your Show of Shows."
He was one of the galaxy of stars who raced to find buried treasure in the 1963 comic epic "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," and in 1976 he put his pantomime skills to work in Brooks' "Silent Movie."
But he later looked back on those years as painful ones. He said he beat a severe, decades-long barbiturate and alcohol habit in 1978, when he was so low he considered suicide. "I had to come to terms with myself. `Yes or no? Do you want to live or die?'" Deciding that he wanted to live, he recalled, was "the first step on a long journey."
Caesar was born in 1922 in Yonkers, N.Y., the third son of an Austrian-born restaurant owner and his Russian-born wife. His first dream was to become a musician, and he played saxophone in bands in his teens.
But as a youngster waiting tables at his father's luncheonette, he liked to observe as well as serve the diverse clientele, and recognize the humor happening before his eyes.
His talent for comedy was discovered when he was serving in the Coast Guard during World War II and got a part in a Coast Guard musical, "Tars and Spars." He also appeared in the movie version. Wrote famed columnist Hedda Hopper: "I hear the picture's good, with Sid Caesar a four-way threat. He writes, sings, dances and makes with the comedy."
That led to a few other film roles, nightclub engagements, and then his breakthrough hit, a 1948 Broadway revue called "Make Mine Manhattan."
His first TV comedy-variety show, "The Admiral Broadway Revue," premiered in February 1949. But it was off the air by June. Its fatal shortcoming: unimagined popularity. It was selling more Admiral television sets than the company could make, and Admiral, its exclusive sponsor, pulled out.
But everyone was ready for Caesar's subsequent efforts. "Your Show of Shows," which debuted in February 1950, and "Caesar's Hour" three years later reached as many as 60 million viewers weekly and earned its star $1 million annually at a time when $5, he later noted, bought a steak dinner for two.
When "Caesar's Hour" left the air in 1957, Caesar was only 34. But the unforgiving cycle of weekly television had taken a toll: His reliance on booze and pills for sleep every night so he could wake up and create more comedy.
It took decades for him to hit bottom. In 1977, he was onstage in Regina, Canada, doing Simon's "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers" when, suddenly, his mind went blank. He walked off stage, checked into a hospital and went cold turkey. Recovery had begun, with the help of wife Florence Caesar, who would be by his side for more than 60 years and helped him weather his demons.
Those demons included remorse about the flared-out superstardom of his youth - and how the pressures nearly killed him. But over time he learned to view his life philosophically.
"You think just because something good happens, THEN something bad has got to happen? Not necessarily," he said with a smile in 2003, pleased to share his hard-won wisdom: "Two good things have happened in a row."
                              Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca
FILE - In this undated file photo originally provided by NBC, Sid Caesar, left, and Imogene Coca are shown in a scene from "Your Show of Shows." Caesar, whose sketches lit up 1950s television with zany humor, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was 91
 
Edward R. Murrow, Nanette Fabray, Sid Caesar and Phil Silvers
The 1956 Emmy winners, from left, Edward R. Murrow, Nanette Fabray, Sid Caesar and Phil Silvers, pose with their statuettes at the 9th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Colonial Theatre in New York City, March 16, 1957, the first year the awards show is broadcast in color. Murrow won Best News Commentary; Fabray won Best Continuing Performance by a Comedienne in a Series, "Caesar's Hour"; Caesar won Best Continuing Performance by a Comedian in a Series, "Caesar's Hour"; and Silvers won Best Series, Half Hour or Less, "Phil Silver Show."
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Comedian Sid Caesar gestures as he is photographed in the backyard of his Beverly Hills, Ca., home on May 11, 1982.
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Comedian Sid Caesar is shown on the set of the film "Grease II," in Hollywood, Calif., Dec. 17, 1981
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Comedian Sid Caesar is shown in Los Angeles, Aug. 10, 1984.
                                      
 From the PICs:



This is the third person we have lost this year from an era when Hollywood was Hollywood. First Juanita Moore then Shirley Temple and now the great Sid Caesar. They will all be missed.

Simply a brilliant comic. Condolences to his family .
                   RIP          SID.
 



 
 
 


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

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3-year-old U.S. American child movie star Shirley Temple holds a book at her home in Ca., USAWOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85.
Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night at about 11 p.m. at her home near San Francisco. She was surrounded by family members and caregivers, Kagan said.
A talented and ultra-adorable entertainer, Shirley Temple was America's top box-office draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. She beat out such grown-ups as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford.
In 1999, the American Film Institute ranking of the top 50 screen legends ranked Temple at No. 18 among the 25 actresses. She appeared in scores of movies and kept children singing "On the Good Ship Lollipop" for generations.
Temple was credited with helping save 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy with films such as "Curly Top" and "The Littlest Rebel." She even had a drink named after her, an appropriately sweet and innocent cocktail of ginger ale and grenadine, topped with a maraschino cherry.
Temple blossomed into a pretty young woman, but audiences lost interest, and she retired from films at 21. She raised a family and later became active in politics and held several diplomatic posts in Republican administrations, including ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the historic collapse of communism in 1989.
"I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the lifetime achievement award. Start early," she quipped in 2006 as she was honored by the Screen Actors Guild.
But she also said that evening that her greatest roles were as wife, mother and grandmother. "There's nothing like real love. Nothing." Her husband of more than 50 years, Charles Black, had died just a few months earlier.
They lived for many years in the San Francisco suburb of Woodside.
Temple's expert singing and tap dancing in the 1934 feature "Stand Up and Cheer!" first gained her wide notice. The number she performed with future Oscar winner James Dunn, "Baby Take a Bow," became the title of one of her first starring features later that year.
Also in 1934, she starred in "Little Miss Marker," a comedy-drama based on a story by Damon Runyon that showcased her acting talent. In "Bright Eyes," Temple introduced "On the Good Ship Lollipop" and did battle with a charmingly bratty Jane Withers, launching Withers as a major child star, too.
She was "just absolutely marvelous, greatest in the world," director Allan Dwan told filmmaker-author Peter Bogdanovich in his book "Who the Devil Made It: Conversations With Legendary Film Directors." ''With Shirley, you'd just tell her once and she'd remember the rest of her life," said Dwan, who directed "Heidi" and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." ''Whatever it was she was supposed to do - she'd do it. ... And if one of the actors got stuck, she'd tell him what his line was - she knew it better than he did."
Temple's mother, Gertrude, worked to keep her daughter from being spoiled by fame and was a constant presence during filming. Her daughter said years later that her mother had been furious when a director once sent her off on an errand and then got the child to cry for a scene by frightening her. "She never again left me alone on a set," she said.
Temple became a nationwide sensation. Mothers dressed their little girls like her, and a line of dolls was launched that are now highly sought-after collectables. Her immense popularity prompted President Franklin D. Roosevelt to say that "as long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right."
"When the spirit of the people is lower than at any other time during this Depression, it is a splendid thing that for just 15 cents, an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles," Roosevelt said.
She followed up in the next few years with a string of hit films, most with sentimental themes and musical subplots. She often played an orphan, as in "Curly Top," where she introduced the hit "Animal Crackers in My Soup," and "Stowaway," in which she was befriended by Robert Young, later of "Father Knows Best" fame.
She teamed with the great black dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in two 1935 films with Civil War themes, "The Little Colonel" and "The Littlest Rebel." Their tap dance up the steps in "The Little Colonel" (at a time when interracial teamings were unheard-of in Hollywood) became a landmark in the history of film dance.

Some of her pictures were remakes of silent films, such as "Captain January," in which she recreated the role originally played by the silent star Baby Peggy Montgomery in 1924. "Poor Little Rich Girl" and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," done a generation earlier by Mary Pickford, were heavily rewritten for Temple, with show biz added to the plots to give her opportunities to sing.
In its review of "Rebecca," the show business publication Variety complained that a "more fitting title would be 'Rebecca of Radio City.'"
She won a special Academy Award in early 1935 for her "outstanding contribution to screen entertainment" in the previous year.
"She is a legacy of a different time in motion pictures. She caught the imagination of the entire country in a way that no one had before," actor Martin Landau said when the two were honored at the Academy Awards in 1998.
Temple's fans agreed. Her fans seemed interested in every last golden curl on her head: It was once guessed that she had more than 50. Her mother was said to have done her hair in pin curls for each movie, with every hairstyle having exactly 56 curls.
On her eighth birthday - she actually was turning 9, but the studio wanted her to be younger - Temple received more than 135,000 presents from around the world, according to "The Films of Shirley Temple," a 1978 book by Robert Windeler. The gifts included a baby kangaroo from Australia and a prize Jersey calf from schoolchildren in Oregon.
"She's indelible in the history of America because she appeared at a time of great social need, and people took her to their hearts," the late Roddy McDowall, a fellow child star and friend, once said.
Although by the early 1960s, she was retired from the entertainment industry, her interest in politics soon brought her back into the spotlight.
She made an unsuccessful bid as a Republican candidate for Congress in 1967. After Richard Nixon became president in 1969, he appointed her as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. In the 1970s, she was U.S. ambassador to Ghana and later U.S. chief of protocol.
She then served as ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the administration of the first President Bush. A few months after she arrived in Prague in mid-1989, communist rule was overthrown in Czechoslovakia as the Iron Curtain collapsed across Eastern Europe.
"My main job (initially) was human rights, trying to keep people like future President Vaclav Havel out of jail," she said in a 1999 Associated Press interview. Within months, she was accompanying Havel, the former dissident playwright, when he came to Washington as his country's new president.
She considered her background in entertainment an asset to her political career.
"Politicians are actors too, don't you think?" she once said. "Usually if you like people and you're outgoing, not a shy little thing, you can do pretty well in politics."
Born in Santa Monica to an accountant and his wife, Temple was little more than 3 years old when she made her film debut in 1932 in the Baby Burlesks, a series of short films in which tiny performers parodied grown-up movies, sometimes with risque results.
Among the shorts were "War Babies," a parody of "What Price Glory," and "Polly Tix in Washington," with Shirley in the title role.
Her young life was free of the scandals that plagued so many other child stars - parental feuds, drug and alcohol addiction - but Temple at times hinted at a childhood she may have missed out on.
She stopped believing in Santa Claus at age 6, she once said, when "Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."
After her years at the top, maintaining that level of stardom proved difficult for her and her producers. The proposal to have her play Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" didn't pan out. (20th Century Fox chief Darryl Zanuck refused to lend out his greatest asset.) And "The Little Princess" in 1939 and "The Blue Bird" in 1940 didn't draw big crowds, prompting Fox to let Temple go.

Among her later films were "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer," with Cary Grant, and "That Hagen Girl," with Ronald Reagan. Several, including the wartime drama "Since You Went Away," were produced by David O. Selznick. One, "Fort Apache," was directed by John Ford, who had also directed her "Wee Willie Winkie" years earlier.
Her 1942 film, "Miss Annie Rooney," included her first on-screen kiss, bestowed by another maturing child star, Dickie Moore.
After her film career effectively ended, she concentrated on raising her family and turned to television to host and act in 16 specials called "Shirley Temple's Storybook" on ABC. In 1960, she joined NBC and aired "The Shirley Temple Show."
Her 1988 autobiography, "Child Star," became a best-seller.
Temple had married Army Air Corps private John Agar, the brother of a classmate at Westlake, her exclusive L.A. girls' school, in 1945. He took up acting and the pair appeared together in two films, "Fort Apache" and "Adventure in Baltimore." She and Agar had a daughter, Susan, in 1948, but she filed for divorce the following year.
She married Black in 1950, and they had two more children, Lori and Charles. That marriage lasted until his death in 2005 at age 86.
In 1972, she underwent successful surgery for breast cancer. She issued a statement urging other women to get checked by their doctors and vowed, "I have much more to accomplish before I am through."
During a 1996 interview, she said she loved both politics and show business.
"It's certainly two different career tracks," she said, "both completely different but both very rewarding, personally."

'The Genie & Witchy says :
Sadly, we always knew this day would come. we had hoped she would live to be 100 because we didn't like the idea of her beautiful spirit leaving us, but in reality it will never leave. May America's first sweetheart rest in peace. Our condolences to her family.
RIP Shirley Temple Black