Monthly Archives: August 2013


Anette Iren Johansen, who is a former Scientologist, claimed that she was interviewed for the role of Tom Cruise’s bride.  Johansen recalled that she was asked to attend a meeting with regards to Cruise.  She said,” They asked me so many questions about my life, my family background, everything I’d ever done in Scientology.  There was a lot of talk about Tom Cruise at that time – he had just been in Norway [hosting] the Nobel Peace Prize concert.”

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Johansen, who was 27-years-old during that time was asked to sign a document preventing her from revealing the particulars of the meeting.  After leaving Scientology, she spoke about her experiences.  She said, “’I speak out about the Church of Scientology to give a voice for all those who suffer in silence. I’m in the middle of my own recovery and I do not intend to keep quiet. You deserve to know both sides.”


Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have decided to give each other some space.  According to Zeta-Jones’ publicist, Cece Yorke, “Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage.”

Douglas, 68, and Zeta-Jones, 43, married in 2000.  The couple was last spotted together in April during the gala held at the Manhattan’s Lincoln Center.  Recently, the A-list couple who had two children, Dylan, 13, and Carys, 10, was not seen together.  Catherine was on her own when she walked the red carpet while Michael was taking a vacation aboard a yacht in Sardinia without his wife.


A friend of the couple revealed, “The stress has taken a toll on their marriage.”  Although there is still hope, since neither one of them has not yet filed for a divorce.  A family friend said, “They want the best for their kids, no matter what happens.”

After Douglas separated from his first wife, Diandra Luker, he hoped to have another chance with Zeta-Jones.  The actor said, “I love kids and I love having had this second chance to have a family.”


Are you wondering what Billy Ray Cyrus’ reaction was to the scandalous dancing of her daughter?  The “Achy Breaky Heart” singer said, “Of course I’ll always be here for Miley. Can’t wait (to) see her when she gets home.  She’s my little girl, and I’m still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out.”  Cyrus further added, “I love her unconditionally and that will never change.”

Some celebrities did not approve of the performance of Miley including Brooke Shields who uttered, “I was Hannah Montana’s mother. I do not approve.  Where did I go wrong? I just want to know who’s advising her, and why it’s necessary.  I feel like it’s a bit desperate.”


According to the spokesperson of the Parents’ Television Council, “This is unacceptable.  MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate ‘twerking’ in a nude-colored bikini.”


What did Taylor Swift uttered to Selena Gomez when One Direction was on stage during the MTV Video Music Awards?  The star of “Getaway” won’t tell.  Selena said, “Don’t try that with me.”  She added, “I think girls need to be more supportive of each other. I definitely agree with that. I’m all about that.  Taylor has been one of those girls. We have been friends for five years. She is very strong. She doesn’t care what people think and she inspires me.”


Gomez did not expect that she would win the best pop video for her song “Come & Get It.”  She said, “So I am watching the beautiful boys, One Direction who are not bad to look at, then they said my name. I looked at Taylor … it was surreal. Because I do put so much work into my music. There’s so much talk of everything. But I did put my heart and soul into it so I was really excited. It was great.”

Congrats to Selena and to all the winners!


After celebrating the birth of her new daughter, Alec Baldwin is back in his violent temper again as he was scuffling with a photographer in the streets.  The photographer which Baldwin shoved on the car was Paul Adao.  The incident happened along the Greenwich Village Street and a lot of people witnessed it.  One of the people who saw it was Erick Nguyen.  He said, “Alec didn’t want them taking any more pictures, so he went over and confronted him.  They were jawing.  Baldwin grabbed him and threw him against the car.”

Later on, Hilaria, Alec’s wife, tweeted, “We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea. — WH Auden.”


The cops arrived at the incident but no complaints were filed and no one was arrested too.

According to Adao’s ex-wife, Roberta Adao, “Some of these paps are really pushy, but Paul isn’t one of them. He’s a little more respectful — and he’s got kids of his own.”

What can you say about Alec’s violent temper?


Matt Damon supported his best friend Ben Affleck against those people who are not in favor of Affleck playing the role in the follow-up of Man of Steel.   Matt thinks that Ben will be “great” in this role.  He said, “If anybody saw Argo or The Town, and all the work he’s been doing lately, it’s way more nuanced and interesting and way more difficult than Batman.  Batman just sits there with his cowl over his head and whispers in a kinda gruff voice at people. Bruce Wayne is the more challenging part of the role, and Ben will be great at that.”

With regards to the critics, the actor said, “I know there are a lot of people grousing on the internet. I just think it’s kind of funny. You know, he’s not playing King Lear. It’s Batman! Certainly within his skill set.”


Will he play the role of Robin?  Matt said, “I am a little older than Ben. I never saw Robin as older than Batman. Somebody sent me a picture actually (of his face photoshopped on Robin’s body and Ben’s on Batman’s). It was really funny. But it’s safe to say I won’t be Robin.”

Do you like Affleck to play the role of Batman?


It seems that Harry Styles and Taylor Swift are already comfortable with each other.  Both of them were spotted together at the SoHo Grand Hotel Club Room in New York City after the MTV Video Music Awards.  Styles, 19, and Swift, 23, even posed together and the photo was uploaded by “spikyphil” with the caption, “Hosting the VMA after party @grandlifehotels With Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & Harry Styles.”


During the awards night, Taylor won the Moonman for Best Female Video for her hit single, “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and included her ex-boyfriend Styles in her speech.  She said, “Thank you. Wow. I want to thank the fans because I tweeted about this a lot, I really really wanted this.  I also want to thank the person that inspired this song, and he knows exactly who he is, because I got one of these!”


Beyoncé did not attend the Video Music Awards show but she and her husband Jay Z attended the VMA after-party at the Dream Downtown.  During the party, a brawl occurred near Beyoncé and she started screaming.  Diddy started the fight and one of the guests revealed, “Diddy got in a fight with someone partying too close to him and his girlfriend.  It was mayhem. Beyoncé was yelling to stop and Jay Z was separating people and getting people away from Bey.”


Another guest narrated, “We were all dancing and the fight breaks out, and it happened so quickly and bottles were crashing everywhere, and everyone was screaming. People got pushed into bottles.  Then Diddy got up, took the mic and said ‘It’s all cool! Ya’ll keep having fun! It’s no big deal, it’s over.’ ”

It’s a good thing that some celebrities such as Jamie Foxx,, Busta Rhymes, Pharrell and Russell Simmons brought their bodyguards.


The combined performance of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke during the Video Music Awards for their hit singles “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Lines” was the talk of the town.  There were varied reactions as well as negative comments on the lewd performance of the 20-year-old singer.

Comedian Bill Maher said, “Haven’t been in a strip club in a while, but good to see nothing has changed.”

Lisa Rinna commented, “Is it just me or are the #vma up to this point like what watching japanese porn must be like?”

Director Judd Apatow wrote, “It’s nice that Miley is comfortable with herself.”


The star of “Dawson’s Creek,” James Van Der Beek said, “There’s nothing you can do with a foam finger that you can’t air on MTV.”

Actress Brooke Sheilds, who once played as a mother to Cyrus said, “I was Hannah Montana’s mother. I do not approve.  Where did I go wrong? I just want to know who’s advising her, and why it’s necessary?”

She further added, “[Our children] can’t watch that.  I feel like it’s a bit desperate.”

What’s your reaction to Miley’s performance?

Author Elmore Leonard Portrait Session And Book Signing At Book Soup

The son of the late author Elmore Leonard is hoping that the last novel of his father will be finished.  The famous author passed away last Tuesday, August 20 due to stroke.  He died at the age of 87.  Leonard became famous when some of the books that he wrote were made into films such as Out of Sight and Get Shorty and.

Before the author died, he was writing his 46th novel which is entitled, “Blue Dreams.”  Elmore’s son Peter is really wishing that the last novel of his father will be completed.  He said, “It’s been discussed among family members and I’ve talked to Greg Sutter, Elmore’s longtime researcher (about it).”


On Saturday August 24, the well-known writer was laid to rest in Birmingham, Michigan which is also the hometown of the author.  During his funeral, one of his sons, Bill, revealed, “Everyone knows that Elmore was a great writer. But only a few of us know that he was a great father – funny, patient and incredibly generous.”