Posts Tagged ‘charity’

“Let it Be” by the Weirdest Celeb Choir Ever

Posted by BRADY in Square Eyes, celebrity gossip

December 6th, 2010, 04:39 PM

If you’ve been on the internet over the past few days, you’ve most likely already seen this. If not, enjoy this bizarre video of countless celebrities, many of them washed up B-Level stars, singing The Beatles’ “Let it Be” to promote a Norwegian TV show called Gylne Tider (Golden Times).

Look at that line-up of stars! Jason Alexander from Seinfeld! Ricki Lake! Glenn Close of Damages fame! Huey Lewis (who, in a related matter, should change his band name to Huey Lewis and the Old News)! Inadequate replacement for Sean Connery in the James Bond movies Roger Moore! Judd Nelson from The Breakfast Club! That guy from Police Academy! Theo from The Cosby Show! Those are just a few of the blast from the past celebs who make cameos in this extended promo/best music video ever. Oh and of course Dee Snider from 80’s hair band Twisted Sister and his own reality show Growing Up Twisted, because he doesn’t pass on anything. I believe he would write this blog post if I emailed him.

So how did a Norwegian show about interviewing stars from years ago, which it just so happens most Americans have never heard of, get all these stars to sing Let it Be in front of a green screen for a commercial? Turns out they may have bent the truth a bit! David Faustino (aka Bud Bundy from Married… with Children) claims he was pulled aside by the crew for an interview at a red carpet event, and following the interview they asked him to take part in a charity music video they were recording. Maybe in Norway TV shows are considered charities? Also, what red carpet is Bud Bundy walking down these days?  Maybe he works at a carpet store.

Matt Damon Flips Out at Adrian Grenier(?!)

Posted by KAT in Entourage

September 25th, 2009, 02:30 PM

Womg?  Could this video of my man Matt Damon freaking out on Entourage star Adrian Grenier be real?

(Good Jeremy Piven cameo, bee tee dubs)

As you can see, Matt Damon goes kinda nuts on Adrian Grenier during this supposed PSA filming for Damon’s charity

The folks at Defamer think it’s fake - that it’s a big Matt Damon Entourage cameo / charity publicity stunt - and I tend to agree.

Matt Damon would never be so rude.  xoxo, MD!

UPDATE: Here’s an extended version!  Thoughts?

Lauren Conrad Wants to Be a Millionaire!

Posted by KAT in The Hills, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

August 13th, 2009, 11:49 AM

In case you missed it…

Fashion designer and authoress Lauren Conrad, formerly of The Hills, was on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? last night, playing for charity.  Check her out:

She got it right!

L.C. earned $50,000 for m.powerment by mark, a charity dedicated to empowering women to fight against dating abuse and partner violence.  Great to see a publicity stunt with charitable intentions.

AHEM!  Which his more than I can say about Lauren’s frenemies - wait, I mean enemies - Heidi and Spencer Pratt, who have been all over the blogosphere this morning, giving us waaaaayyyy too much info on their sex life and body parts, as a way to promote Heidi’s Playboy cover.  Gag me with a spoon!

Congrats to Lauren!  Oh, and for the record, I totally knew the answer too.  No biggie.  Call me, Regis.

[Source: PopSugar]

Heidi & Spencer Celebrate America!

Posted by KAT in The Hills

July 6th, 2009, 02:05 PM

Welcome back from the long weekend, folks!  Hope everyone had a great Independence Day.

In order to close the book on another fantastic 4th of July, let’s take a peek at how MY favorite Americans, The HillsHeidi Montag and Spencer Pratt spent the weekend celebrating our nation:

The Hills' Spencer Pratt & Heidi Montag on Independence Day

Wahoo!  There they are taking part in the 32nd Annual Palisades 10k Charity Run in Pacific Palisades, California.  Well done, Speidi!

And in case you missed it, you should read up on what Heidi and Spencer had to say last week on Alex Jones‘ radio show Infowars, here at Us Weekly.  In a nutshell, they’ve been “nonstop researching the Internet for information for at least a month all day every day,” and are now of the opinion that 9/11 was an “inside job,” that it’s “mind-boggling” to say global warming exists, and that birth control “devalues women.”

Spencer’s eyes have been so opened, he’s decided to name his first rap album ‘Infowars,’ with a first single called ‘Patriot Act.”

Yeah, that’s gonna be amazing.  America!

Get Back Here, Heidi & Spencer!

Posted by KAT in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, The Hills

June 4th, 2009, 11:40 AM

I’ve hit rock bottom, dear reader.  Last night, I watched I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! AGAIN, for the third night in a row, with the intention of tuning in just long enough to see if Heidi and Spencer return.

“Just twenty minutes,” I told myself.  “Then I’ll turn it off.”

It’s like when you go somewhere just because you think a special someone will show up.  You’d heard they hung out there, after all. Well, Heidi and Spencer are my special someones and I’d heard they might stop by.   I don’t think I’ve ever felt so many emotions at the same time.

Yeah, ended up watching the whole thing.  Whatever.  They showed up.

So here’s what went down.  Yadda yadda yadda, Janice Dickinson and John Salley got in a huge fight, Janice has bronchitis, the cast had another food challenge.

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Outta Here!: Daniel BaldwinMen vs. Women.  Competing for a pork dinner.  Each team member had to take a turn sticking their arm into a mystery hole to find a plastic star.  Team with the most plastic stars wins.  Easy, right?  Trouble is, each mystery hole was filled with something creepy and crawly.  We’re talking tarantulas (John Salley conquered his arachnophobia!), rats (Lou Diamond Phillips‘ arm was seriously gnawed on!), tanks full of fish (Patti Blagojevich rocked it, she’s used to slimy characters, BADUM-CH!), cow dung and earthworms (easy!).  Guys win by a landslide.

Back at camp, we hear a surprise guest is on his/her way.  Please oh please oh please let it be Heidi and/or Spencer!  Nope.  It’s Daniel Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin’s big bro, a new contestant!  Stephen doesn’t seem all that pumped.  I always knew those Baldwins hated each other.  They all live in the shadow of Alec, for one.

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Outta Here!: Heidi Montag & Spencer PrattSo ANYWAYY, blah blah blah and YAY!  Heidi and SpencerSpeidi have returned from The Hills!  Myleene Klass interviews the duo, who explain that they wanted back in.  The devil had apparently gotten to them and told them to get out of the jungle.  That pesky devil!  Spencer also plead insanity, and claimed he hadn’t expected to pass the psych test in the first place.  He’s loco!  Straight jacket this guy!

Oh man. I love these two and the ridiculous tricks they have up their sleeves.

Myleene explained the grounds for their return to I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! First, the pair had to spend the night in the pitch-black shack full of disgusting things from Tuesday’s episode - apparently called “The Lost Chamber.”  Second, their camp mates had to vote and agree to bring them back on.  Good luck with that one, chumps!

Flash to Damien Fahey, who’s at camp, ready to take a vote regarding Speidi’s fate.  Janice Dickinson, John Salley, and Stephen Baldwin vote yes, everyone else no.

COME ON, people!  You think this show’s gonna do anything for your bummer careers if no one watches?  REALLY, Sanjaya?!  You really have no desire to be relevant?  BUZZKILL.

Eh.  Speidi are back no matter what, though, am I right?

Totally not watching tonight.  Seriously.  Please, Jesus, help me free myself of my addiction!

Heidi & Spencer Run Back to The Hills… or Do They?

Posted by KAT in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, The Hills

June 3rd, 2009, 11:41 AM


Another night, another episode of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, another evening of Speidi craziness.

Last night’s episode was just about nuts as Monday’s, with The Hills gruesome twosome, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, stealing the show, as was to be expected.

The pair volunteered to represent their respective male/female teams on the next food challenge, which consisted of going into a pitch-black shack full of disgusting things - rats, snakes, spiders,  eel goo, you name it - and collecting as many plastic stars as possible.  The person with the most stars won their team a fish and watermelon dinner for the evening.

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Outta Here!: Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Damien Fahey, & Myleene Klass

Heidi and Spencer each took their turns, with Spencer coming out victoriously with two stars.  They made their way back to camp, and immediately announced that they would be heading home (for real this time, they swear!), they were done with the jungle. Or, as they aptly put it, they were ready to “run back to The Hills.”

But not after Spencer got baptized by Stephen Baldwin!  Yeah, I’m not kidding.  Spencer asked born-again Christian Baldwin to baptize him in a nearby river before his departure.  Baldwin obliged, and Spence got dipped.  Spencer’s getting really into this Christianity stuff; he even had a personal testimony to the power of prayer.  Apparently, he prayed and prayed and prayed that he’d get to go on a double date with Miley Cyrus, and it came true!  Proof that God exists!

You can’t make this stuff up!

In the end, we see the pair running off camp and hopping into a limo, on their way back home to Beverly Hills.

My favorite Spencer quotes from last night:

Spencer, about his fellow castmates:
“I feel like I’m an all-star player playing with a bunch of Bad News Bears”

Spencer, after being baptised by Stephen Baldwin:
“I really do feel like next level, powerful, clean.”

Spencer testimonializing about leaving the show, while Heidi compulsively sprays her hair with dry shampoo:
“I am a super celebrity. My wife is a super celebrity. Super celebrities don’t belong in the jungle, they belong in Hollywood with the paparazzi.

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Outta Here!: Spencer Pratt & Heidi Montag

Spencer shouting out of the back of a limo, as him and Heidi leave the show:
“I don’t volunteer. I get paid!”

Brilliant.  So are they out, or what?  Some reports say Heidi’s sister Holly Montag and Stephen’s brother Daniel Baldwin would be replacing the pair; however, Us Weekly claims that the Heidi and Spencer we saw heading back home from the airport under black cloaks were actually decoys - Spencer’s sister Stephanie Pratt and friend Spenser - and that the pair would be remaining on the show

But what does Spencer himself say? From his official Twitter page:

The devil fooled speidi in to making an awful decision and we are praying to Jesus to get NBC to give us another shot to redeem

Oy!  Publicity stunts galore!  For the love of Blago, when will it end?

Yeah.  I guess I’ll watch I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! again tonight.

Heidi & Spencer are Celebs… Get ‘em Outta There!

Posted by KAT in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, The Hills

June 2nd, 2009, 10:42 AM

Last night I spent two hours of my life watching what proved to be the most fascinating show of our time: I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

The reality show follows The Hills Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, supermodel Janice Dickinson, American Idol reject Sanjaya Malakar, baby Baldwin Stephen, actor Lou Diamond Phillips, comediennes Frangela, former basketball player John Salley, wrestler Torrie Wilson, and wife of Blago, Patti Blagojevich, as they complete a series of challenges whilst roughing it in the jungles of Costa Rica, all to win money for the charity of their choice.

Needless to say, Speidi stole the show.  The pair freaked out the second they step foot on camp, deciding to leave the show about ten minutes in.  Spencer calls the show’s producer and yells at him about the level of non-celebrity involved, and then later tells Lou Diamond Phillips that it won’t matter if they quit because they picked the biggest charities to support anyway.  I guess the douchey logic there is that big charities don’t need money all that much.

In the end, Heidi and Spencer decide to stick around, but then flip out when they find their castmates have split up their clothes and toiletries in their absence.  Spencer throws a bigger tantrum than I’ve ever seen in all the seasons of My Super Sweet 16 combined, and Heidi bursts into tears, blubbering about her tampered-with dry shampoo, asking Jesus for strength and forgiveness and whatnot.

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Outta Here!: Heidi Montag

They calm down after a while, and we later witness Spencer apologizing to everyone for yelling at them, adding it’s the first time he’s apologized on TV and meant it (omg hope LC’s not watching!!!).  He later lets us viewers at home know his apology wasn’t sincere - he was “faking them out,” too.

I can’t even fit all the mind-blowing nonsense I witnessed last night, but here’s a sampling of Speidi quotes from the episode to give you a taste:

Heidi to Spencer, literally 5 minutes after getting to camp:
“I cannot not have sex with you for that long.”

Heidi, bawling her eyes out in the confessional, while Spencer yells at everyone:
“My husband is a very new Christian so he is working very hard on his temper and stuff but I feel like with anyone, like with the mama bear, you mess with the cubs, you’re gonna get the wrath of the daddy bear.”

Spencer, after Heidi finds her dry shampoo tampered with:
“Heidi, this was the first time you cried on camera and it wasn’t fake.”

Spencer, explaining his plan for the show to John Salley:
“I’m a villain, so why wouldn’t I want my brand being negative everywhere?”

Thankfully, Heidi and Spencer’s rollercoaster ends on a positive note, with Heidi praying with Blago’s wife (SO WEIRDED OUT!!!) and the pair being good sports about eating the disgusting crap provided to them in the eating challenge (think rat tails, cow intestine milk shakes, live stick insects…).

Regardless, rumor has it this morning that the dynamic duo have officially quit the show for good.  Guess we’ll have to watch tonight to find out!  Yes, again, tonight.  Seriously, this show is on FOUR days this week.

To be honest, I’m not watching after Speidi quit.  I think they might secret geniuses.  You can’t put a price on entertainment this good.

Or actually, let’s go with idiot savants.  Here’s a picture of them sleeping, to prove my point:

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Outta Here!: Spencer Pratt & Heidi Montag

Liz Lemon and Michael Scott, To The Highest Bidder!

Posted by KAT in 30 Rock, The Office

March 13th, 2009, 02:49 PM

Tina Fey as Liz LemonSteve Carell as Michael Scott

Yeah yeah yeah, so The Office and 30 Rock were kinda weaksauce last night.  Who cares?  A weak 30 Rock is still better than a strong episode of whatever the hoo-ha show you’re watching.  Loser.

Hey!  I read some v.kewl news on Ecorazzi, a v.kewl green gossip blog.  Take it away, Ecorazzi:

A walk-on role in the new Steve Carell/Tina Fey flick, Date Night, brought in a reported $14,000 for charity. The online charity auction site hosted the fundraiser, with money raised going towards the community focused organizations DreamYard and The Urban Ecology Institute. Who wouldn’t want to meet Liz Lemon or Michael Scott?

Awesome!  First of all, I was not aware of this amazing Date Night film, which features two of the funniest folks ever.  Secondly, paying $14k for a walk-on role!  That’s like more than a philosophy PhD student makes in a year (xoxo shout out to my smart but poor sister)!  All in the name of charity.  Great stuff.

Who do you think made the winning bid?  Was it Ashton Kucher?

Group reverie time!  What would happen if Liz Lemon met Michael Scott?  My intuition tells me she’d think he was dumb as bricks, though I’m almost tempted to say she’d find his terribleness somewhat charming.


Tuesday Tidbits: Conan, Crawford, & Christian

Posted by KAT in Family Guy, Gossip Girl, Late Night with Conan O'Brien

February 17th, 2009, 05:08 PM

Some awesome things I read about today:

Cheese costume on Conan

Auction Night with Conan O’Brien

TV Squad reports that the Late Night with Conan O’Brien set is being stripped for parts and sold on eBayProceeds will go to the House to Home Project, a charity that aids families who’ve lost their homes to natural disasters.

And yes, the full-body cheese wedge costume is up for grabs.  Footwear not included, sorriez.

Lindsay Lohan and Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford

Samantha Who?

According to OK! Magazine, Lindsay Lohan is allllllllllll up in Chace Crawford’s grill!  While ladyfriend Samantha Ronson is allllllllllll up in LA, recovering from an ear infection, LiLo’s been texting the Gossip Girl actor round the clock and making late-night (early morning?  Who can even tell the difference these days?) visits to his NYC apartment.

Sheesh, LiLo.  Quit trying to date like eeeeeverybody.  And eat a sandwich, gf, you kinda look like a broomstick.

Christian Bale

Balegate 2009 Continues…

Just when you thought it was dying down… Christian Bale spoof alert!  And much better than that hot mess Michael Cera slapped together jk xoxo love u Mike whatchu doing right now lolz?

Nope!  Entertainment Weekly posts, this time, it’s Family Guy.  Chortle!

You read anything awesome lately?

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