Charlotte Dawson, a model/actress/TV presenter, was the host of Australia’s Next Top Model. She was found dead in her apartment yesterday, Saturday the 22nd of February. She was only 47 and there’s no clear cause of death. It’s bizarre.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, a realtor had entered Dawson’s two-bedroom waterfront apartment to prepare it for a viewing. The agent found Dawson’s body and notified police. Authorities say there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.
The day before her death, Dawson – who had a history of depression and reportedly attempted to commit suicide in 2012 – supposedly filmed a morning TV show, had brunch with a friend and was photographed walking in the sunshine, looking happy and relaxed.
Perhaps she decided to commit suicide? People also mentions that in 2012, she got numerous death threats:
In August 2012, she received hundreds of online death threats after she became involved with anti-cyberbullying organization Community Brave. An online group began a sustained campaign of Twitter harassment, telling her to “stick your head in a toaster” and “go hang yourself.” After fighting back against the bullies, it seems she finally gave up.
“Hope this ends the misery,” she reportedly Tweeted, attaching a picture of a handful of pills. “You win.” She spent two days under psychiatric observation. In an interview with Australia’s 60 Minutes, she called the incident “really humiliating and embarrassing,” but claimed to be recovering from it.
It seems most likely that whatever happened to her, she did by her own hand, but since details are so scant, who knows. She could have also died in a sudden but “natural” way, like celebrity stylist Annabel Tollman, who died of a clot at the age of 39 in June of 2013.
February 23, 2014 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Snooki AKA Nicole Polizzi is expecting her second child. Remember when the world freaked out when she had her first? Well she effing did it, wrote a detailed book about it, and went on Dancing with the Stars, and now she’s ready for more.
Snooks is reportedly a few months pregnant but is keeping things under wraps so it doesn’t torpedo some lucrative appearances she has lined up — according to Page Six.
Sources close to the couple told TMZ a similar story this week … but we got radio silence from her camp.
I mean, whatever, right? And who are we to say she shouldn’t have another kid? She seemed to defy all expectations by doing well with the first one.
So if this is what she wants, I guess I say, congrats, Snooki. Still not gonna call you Nicole though, sorry.
February 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Jennifer Lopez is headed to scripted television! The American Idol judge has been tapped to star in a brand new cop drama from NBC.
Shades of Blue has been given a straight-to-series order, to include 13 episodes, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The show will star Lopez as “Harlee McCord,” a detective recruited to work undercover for the FBI’s anti-corruption task force. Oh, and she also happens to be a single mother.
Ryan Seacrest will executive produce the series [...].
Of course Seacrest is going to produce. He and JLO are SO BFF. And Seacrest will never turn down the opportunity to make more of that sweet TV money.
Can we be real though? Does this show sound even vaguely interesting? To be it sounds like it’s all been done before and I don’t know if NBC can handle Lopez’s ego.
Will you be watching?
February 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Brooke Burke-Charvet has been co-hosting Dancing with the Stars for 7 seasons now with Tom Bergeron and has been pretty bad at it for all 7 seasons. Well someone finally decided it was time for her to go and fired her — and she was so surprised by the decision, she tweeted about her firing:
— Brooke Burke-Charvet (@brookeburke) February 22, 2014
At least she’s totally upfront and honest about it.
Look, DWTS is my guilty pleasure, and Ms. Burke-Charvet hasn’t been very good and it’s been ruining my guilty pleasure, so I for one, will not miss her at all. I am also super excited to find out the next cast! (Here are last seasons finalists and winner.)
February 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Lena Dunham was on the cover of Vogue and lady blog, Jezebel, freaked out and asked for $10,000 to see the untouched photos. The untouched photos surfaced and it turns out that Ms. Dunham wasn’t really photoshopped all that much. Jezebel was left looking like total douchebags. She talked about the saga here but now she’s being a little more free with her feelings — and word choices, going so far as to call what Jezebel did “messed up” (and rightly so).
From Grantland via USA Today:
That [the $10,000 bid] was messed up. I think Jezebel can be really smart and funny. I think … it’s hard to enjoy once you feel like they’ve made such a monumental error in their approach to feminism.
It was the most minimal retouching. I felt completely respected by Vogue. I felt like, ‘Thank you for removing the one line from my face because I’m 27 years old and shouldn’t have that there. I appreciate this.’
Instead of going like, ‘Hey, we [Jezebel] kind of (expletive) up. These pictures are not that (retouched). Lena, enjoy the Vogue spread you’ve been excited about since you were 8 years old.’ They were was like, ‘She’s not retouched, but she could have been.’ It was this weird, almost like political maneuvering that I just had a lot of trouble respecting.
Way to go, Jezebel. Nice one. You’ve done so much good and have put such great writing out there, I still don’t get why you did this.
I’m not a huge fan of Ms. Dunham or anything, but I think her response is excellent and I’m on her side. What Jezebel did was, indeed, “messed up” even if they had good intentions, and I doubt they did.
What do you think?
February 22, 2014 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Perez has been tweeting that Ms. Grande may be dabbling in cocaine. She’s none too pleased. From Latin Post:
According to reports, Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande is sick of tabloid blogger Perez Hilton talking about her and is getting lawyers involved.
Earlier this week, Hilton made an already sour relationship with the 20-year-old actress even bitterer when he said he heard she was doing cocaine.
“@ArianaGrande Are you Okay? I heard someone saw you doing cocaine at a party this weekend. Stay away from drugs, Ariana!!!” Hilton said Monday via tweets that have since been deleted. “@ArianaGrande I’m praying for you! You can overcome this! #JustSayNoToDrugs.”
The 35-year-old even tweeted those close to Grande, asking them to help the allegedly troubled “The Way” singer.
“@NickelodeonTV If it’s true that @ArianaGrande has a drug problem, hopefully you guys can help her before it’s too severe!” he said. “@FrankieJGrande Please make sure @ArianaGrande stays away cocaine. I’m hearing awful things about what she’s been doing!”
What a f-cking loser. Jesus, way to try hard for attention. He so doesn’t give a flying f-ck if she’s on drugs or not. What is she to him? She’s just another celeb. He’s acting like they’re related or something.
I can’t stand him, I really can’t. I would never tweet something like that at a celeb. I wouldn’t even tweet it to a friend — I’d talk to them, privately, in person.
Team Ariana, even if she claims to have been visited by demons.