Posts Tagged ‘Katy Perry’

Katy and Russell, say it aint so!

Posted by BRADY in celebrity gossip

December 30th, 2011, 03:30 PM

It’s a sad day, dear readers, as we have lost another one of our grand Hollywood romances: Katy Perry and Russell Brand have split up. I find this to be utterly shocking! No, not that they’re getting a divorce, that was pretty much a matter of “when” not “if” since their overblown Indian wedding. I mean, I’m no relationship expert, and I believe opposites can attract, but did these two have anything at all in common? I’m going to assume Katy was a sucker for a British accent and tattoos, yet another way to rebel against her uptight midwest upbringing, and Russell was a sucker for…well the fact that Katy Perry wanted to be anywhere near him. Come on, it’s Katy Perry. No, what I find shocking is the fact that it was Russell Brand who filed for divorce! Has he looked in a mirror and then back at a picture of Katy Perry recently? Their wedding photo looks like she’s posing with a melting wax statue of an emaciated neanderthal at a low rent museum.

Now it might seem like I’m being mean to Mr. Brand (since I am insulting his looks for no good reason) but I actually like him quite a bit. The Arthur remake withstanding I think he’s a very funny guy. And as far as bubblegum pop goes I must admit Katy Perry’s songs are pretty darn catchy. So I like the both of them, I just can’t believe this divorce wasn’t filed for the night of the wedding. Seriously, what did these two have conversations about?!

Also, in unrelated celebrity divorce news, Mel Gibson will reportedly lose half his $850 million fortune once his divorce is finally settled. I hope his ex-wife really sticks it to him by using it to fund a new Jewish history museum or something…

The REAL Most Fascinating People of 2011

Posted by BRADY in The View, celebrity gossip

December 2nd, 2011, 03:27 PM

Barbara Walters has announced the guests on her annual “Most Fascinating People” special for 2011, and as usual they are not really very fascinating at all. The best picks on the list are Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet (aka the gay guys from Modern Family) because at least they are talented, funny and on a great TV show, but I’m not sure how fascinating they are. As for the rest? It’s like Barbara has gone hipster on us and filled the list with the most ironic choice possible.

Simon Cowell. Oh yeah, that guy who has been around for a decade is judging a new show that is almost exactly like his old show. FASCINATING. Pippa Middleton. What an accomplishment, she’s related to Kate Middleton who is famous for marrying some guy no one in this country cares about. FASCINATING. Donald Trump. Hey, that guy who has always been a pompous jerk is still a pompous jerk but pretended he might run for President. FASCINATING. The Kardashians. One of them had a sham wedding and the other two happen to be related to her, oh and they have a clothing line at Sears. FASCINATING. Amanda Knox. She got out of a murder rap. Ok that’s somewhat FASCINATING. Katy Perry. She had whipped cream AND fireworks shoot out of her boobs in two different videos. FASCINATING. Derek Jeter. Sports? FASCINATING.

So, here is my very unofficial list, in no particular order, of who I think were the most fascinating pop culture figures of the year and who should be interviewed by Babwa Wawa.

1. Rebecca Black- She went from being a precocious kid who got her parents to fork out the cash for a fake music video by a scam “production” company to having the most mind-numbingly hummable song of the decade, “Friday.” Come on, that’s fascinating.

2. Louis CK- The veteran stand-up has come into his own over the past few years, but with the debut of his TV show Louis, which he writes, directs, edits and stars in, he completely re-defined what a TV show by a stand-up comedian could be.

3. Barry Weiss- The crazy older guy with the eccentric personality and skeleton gloves, who digs through abandoned storage units for antique treasures on the highly addictive Storage Wars. If you’ve ever seen an episode, you know why he’s one of the strangest and most charismatic people on TV.

4.Justin Bieber’s Fake Baby Mama- Because we need answers! I still do not understand what she was hoping would come of that scam.

5. Ryan Gosling- He starred in a string of successful movies, broke up a street fight in a tank top and his fans protested People magazine’s headquarters for daring to name Bradley Cooper the sexiest man of the year over him.

6. Kermit the Frog- Because The Muppets are back and we never want them to go away again. Get on the puppet bandwagon Barb.

7. Nicolas Cage- The evergreen of fascinating people. He was arrested in New Orleans while arguing with his wife about whether or not a house was actually theirs. Dog the Bounty Hunter then bailed him out. Plus this year he gave us two of his worst (and therefore best) films, Season of the Witch and the mind-boggling Drive Angry 3D, plus he is starring in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, in which he kills people with his flaming pee. Come on!

Weekend Weird News Wrap-Up

Posted by BRADY in 16 and Pregnant, Mad Men, celebrity gossip

May 23rd, 2011, 04:44 PM

We all survived the Rapture! Hooray! And good thing, because you would have missed out on this exciting entertainment news if you were whisked away to Heaven on Saturday!

- A famous rapper has changed his name yet again! Diddy? Yes he did! No, I’m asking, Diddy? I’m telling you he did! Ok, enough of that “Who’s on first?” rip-off! It’s true, Diddy, the artist formerly known as Sean Puffy Combs, Puff Daddy, and P. Diddy, has changed his name to Swag. Apparently he wanted to sound less like a rap mogul and more like an MTV V.J. Don’t worry, it gets dumber: he will be known as Swag for only a week, as a way to celebrate his “comeback” after a nasty flu. Don’t we all change our names after common illnesses? I will be known as Inferno throughout the rest of allergy season.

-While visiting Katy Perry for her tour there, Russell Brand was deported from Japan. Oh, so I guess Arthur finally opened there?

-There’s a new strangest feud in Hollywood: The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis vs. Mad Men’s January Jones. Especially since it seems to be a very love/hate relationship. When January called Zach the most “naturally funny” man she’d ever met in an interview, Zach was baffled while recalling their only encounter: “That’s really funny because, if I remember correctly, she and I were very rude to each other. It was crazy,” he explains. “I was at a party—I’d never met her—and she was like, ‘Come sit down.’ So I sit at her table and talk for 10 minutes, and she goes, ‘I think it’s time for you to leave now.’ So, I say, ‘January, you are an actress in a show and everybody’s going to forget about you in a few years, so f–king be nice’ and I got up and left. And she thinks that’s funny?” Well, it sounds pretty funny to me.

-16 and Pregnant star Jordan Ward is already pregnant again only 17 months after having her last child. Some would say that’s highly responsible and that she hasn’t learned any of the lessons the show claims to be about. But with all the 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom shows MTV is churning out, I’d call it job security. She’ll have enough money for retirement by the time it’s appropriate to have a child!

-At the Billboard Music Awards last night, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez finally made things official by kissing when he received an award. And, for the second time over the weekend, I had to fear for the end of the world. The tears of tween girls everywhere threatened to give us a flood of Biblical proportions.

Happy Holidays? Maybe?

Posted by BRADY in Keeping Up With the Kardashians, celebrity gossip

December 16th, 2010, 04:27 PM


If the Kardashian/Jenner/Odom/Disick Family Christmas Photo isn’t a Photoshop wonder, then I don’t know what is!  Very Addams Family, no?  I think the concept is an interesting choice for a holiday card—you don’t really think of grays and neutrals when it comes to the holidays, but hey, maybe The Kardashian Klan had a tough year.  Oh, who are we kidding: this photo is insane.  The kid on the left (Kylie or Kendall, which makes her either 13 or 15, yikes!) looks like Morticia Addams, and that dress is doing her no favors.  Scott Disick, far right, looks like Patrick Bateman’s creepier brother.  And what, on earth, is on Kim’s neck?  She looks like Frankenstein bolts are sticking out of the base of her neck!  Maybe they’re not bolts, but are Kris’ claws, digging into her prized cash cow and holding on for dear life!  Everyone (and I do mean everyone) has so much eyeliner on, I’m surprised their eyes are open at all—although, to be fair, everyone’s pupils look so dilated, their eyes may as well be closed. There are clearly some dark, mysterious forces at work in this photo, and not just the makeup.

Is it possible for wedding ceremonies to jump the shark?  ‘Cuz I think the jig is up for celebrity Hindu ceremonies, ya’ll.  First it was Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar (not sure who they are?  Scroll down to Tuesday’s post).  Then it was Katy Perry and Russell Brand (because if there’s any couple to emulate, it’s one of those two!).  And now, allegedly, it’s Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sometime around New Year’s Eve.  India is the trendy place, Hindu ashrams are the trendy site, and gurus are the trendy ministers.  Who knew?  The wedding will take place (allegedly!) at Guru Gurudev Ramlalji Siyag’s temple in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.  This guru fellow helped Brangelina by way of couple’s yoga.  Yes.  Couple’s yoga to ease their troubled and stressful lives!  Would we could all be so lucky!  I bet Angie will wear red, and Brad will be resplendent in black leather, and all the kids will be in white.  Does this mean we’ll soon cycle past Hindu, like we did with Kabbalah, and on to something else?  My guess is Scientology as the next big thing (and current sleeper big thing).  Just you wait!

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From Walmart to Rodeo Drive? So Glamorous!

Posted by BRADY in America's Next Top Model

October 14th, 2010, 02:33 PM

And then there were nine.  And now there are eight.

According to last week’s poll, most of you think Ann Ward is going to take home the glorious title America’s Next Top Model (Cycle 15) and all the assorted prizes (Italian Vogue makes Cover Girl look kind of stupid, don’t you think?).  Second place, behind Ann by a large margin, is Kayla FerrellKendal Brown, Liz Williams, Chris White, and Chelsey Hersley are all tied for last place, which is sorta surprising!  Liz or Chris I can kinda get behind, but Kendal’s basically been a nonentity so far (well, this is week) and Chelsey seems pretty solidly middle of the pack (except for the unfortunate drag queen connection).  Overall, I think the poll is pretty spot on!  Well, except for Kacey.  Snerk.

And now, another thrilling episode of America’s Next Top Model has come and gone.  What did we learn from this week’s hard-hitting look into the making of a top American model?  Well…stupid Cover Girl shilling aside (the chance to win product is way less awesome than jewelry or clothes!)…

We learned that Ann is self-aware enough to know that awkward, gawky and shy do not a top model make—and she’s going to try to stop being weird.  She claims.  Although, I have to say—Nigel Barker, “noted fashion photographer” and spokesman for this week’s ridiculous Cover Girl challenge, claims that top models have to be über-excellent public speakers so they can do commercials.  But I say, when have you ever seen Karolina Kurkova, for example, speak in a commercial?  Have you ever actually seen Agyness Deyn or Chanel Iman or Jenny Shimizu in an American commercial?  Because I sure haven’t.  Give the girl a break, Nigel—or stop giving her top photo because you want her to work on her attitude.

Did you know Tyra speaks French?  Well, a teeny tiny bit.  But she definitely speaks attention whore, especially when Patrick Demarchelier is around.  Another week, another photo shoot that included the male models.  Is there some male supermodel show filming?  Because these guys are around ALL THE FREAKING TIME.

We learned Esther is amazing.  But I already knew that!  Esther is amazing!

Mr. Jay didn’t get to do a whole lot of directing this week, as Patrick Demarchelier has been to the rodeo before, so to speak, and was far more effective than Mr. Jay on his best day.  Can we have Mr. Demarchelier every week?  He was awesome!

Kacey, despite being a great public speaker, is not a very good model—she has dead doll eyes (see: Katy Perry).  Tyra gave her some pretty nonsensical advice upon axing her from the show, and if I was Kacey I’d be a bit affronted at some of it, unless there was a lot of judging we didn’t see (which is probable).

And, strangely—strangely!—Ann once again got best photo.  That’s the fifth week in a row, for those keeping score.  Despite her nervousness in front of the gathered crowds at the shoot, despite the strong feedback given to Jane, Kendal, and Esther, it was Ann for the win.  I’d have loved to be a fly on that wall!  Next week: it looks weird.  And colorful.  Colorfully weird.

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Katy Perry on Sesame Street? That’s nothing…

Posted by BRADY in Sesame Street, celebrity gossip

September 27th, 2010, 05:03 PM

Katy explains to Elmo how she ordered a special shirt to corrupt America’s youth.

Apparently parents recently made a big to-do about Katy Perry appearing on Sesame Street in a low cut top to sing and play with Elmo, which begs the question: what do you expect from Katy Perry? Oh, by the way, you can watch the now “banned from the street” video of Katy and Elmo here. But seriously, did they expect Katy Perry to come dressed in a respectable pantsuit? Come on, it’s Katy Perry! At least it wasn’t Lady Gaga, who would have torn Elmo to pieces and made a dress out of him right there on the spot. The more important question is: why is Katy Perry on Sesame Street? They sure do hire some odd guest stars, like Ricky Gervais and Jonah Hill. How are kids supposed to know who these people are? But Sesame Street isn’t the only one, here are a few of my other favorite weird kid show guest appearances…

Quentin Tarantino (Muppet’s Wizard of Oz)

Sure, QT is best known for obscenity laced dialogue and graphic violence, but he’s made it clear that he always intended his films to entertain children. While promoting Kill Bill he argued that “cool” parents would take their children to see it and that he included so much bloodshed in the film because it’s “fun.” So there’s something honest about watching Tarantino enthusiastically terrify Kermit with his ideas for a fight scene in this made for TV Muppet feature. Waving a samurai sword in the puppet’s face and crawling across the table, he spouts off ideas about kung-fu fights and “busty vampire vixens” exploding into pools of blood. For all we know this could be Tarantino’s actual Muppet movie pitch that the Henson people just happened to catch on tape.

George Carlin (Thomas the Tank Engine)

The mantle of Mr. Conductor has been passed on to some interesting people, including Alec Baldwin and Pierce Brosnan, but none can top Ringo Starr’s immediate successor: George Carlin. The idea that somebody went to Carlin and asked him to be a kid’s show host is an incredible one when you consider what Carlin is famous for. He created perhaps the most well known stand-up bit of all time with “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television,” an act that should have placed him at the top of the list of people you should never hand a kid’s show over to. But somehow he managed to make his way through 4 seasons without ever calling Thomas a bad word.

Larry David (Hannah Montana)

Larry David thrust into a guest role on a popular Disney show with annoying kids and even more annoying adults. It would make a heck of an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, but when it happens in the real world it’s just painful. How did the neurotic Seinfeld co-creator, known for his love of awkward situations, manage to land himself in this one? Answer: he had kids. On the show he appears alongside his two daughters who receive a couple of lines each while they are turned away from a restaurant as Hannah Montana walks right in. Larry acts like usual Larry while the overacting of those around threatens to suffocate him. Larry is usually always irritated at something, but this might be the best reason he’s ever had.

Amy Poehler Opens SNL Season as Host

Posted by ERIN in Saturday Night Live

September 8th, 2010, 11:11 AM

Amy Poehler SNL host Hilary Clinton pic

I guess they didn’t want to use Tina Fey again, so Saturday Night Live dipped into their recent-alum pool and recruited “that other funny chick”, Amy Poehler, to host SNL’s season premiere on September 25th!

I love T. Fey, but Amy Poehler is an awesome second banana, not afraid to act a fool for laughs, and her own show, Parks and Recreation, was consistently funnier than The Office last season (yeah, I said it!). This may be her first time hosting, but she has what it takes to get us LOLing. Plus, we can predict an Amy and Seth Meyers reunion for Weekend Update! Really!

As for the rest of the SNL cast, there will be some missing and new faces. Jenny Slate will be gone after just one season with the show (ouch?). The master of weird/creepy characters, Will Forte, is also leaving (so long MacGruber!). On the other hand, there are four new cast members will be joining: Vanessa Bayer and Paul Brittain of iO Chicago (a.k.a. improvOlympic), comedian Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam of MADtv (he’s also engaged to actress Colbie Smulders from How I Met Your Mother).

Saturday Night Live premieres Sept. 25th on NBC. Musical guest will be Teenage Dreaming, California Gurl: Katy Perry!

Paula Abdul Calls it Quits, Idol Calls in Replacements

Posted by KAT in American Idol

August 6th, 2009, 03:04 PM

American Idol: Paula AbdulAs you’ve probably already heard, Paul Abdul will be leaving American Idol.  She announced her departure abruptly on Twitter earlier this week.

So what’s Fox gonna do?  Turns out they won’t be reverting back to the three-judge system (namely, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DiGuardi).  Instead, execs have announced they are looking for a replacement and, in the meantime, will be featuring a different female performer guest judge each week to fill the spot.

Victoria Beckham and Katy Perry are already booked, with more to be announced shortly. American Idol starts shooting audition episodes this week in Denver.

Who do you think should be the next American Idol lady judge?  We need someone seasoned, an industry veteran - and slightly crazy and out of touch.

Hmmm… Whitney Houston?  One of the En Vogue babes?  Is Sinead O’Connor TOO crazy?  Can’t wait to find out who they go for.

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