Little Jani Schofield may be the smartest seven year old that I’ve ever seen. She was on yesterday’s Oprah (film only, her parents were in the studio) because she’s a little girl that has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. You know why she’s a headline-maker to me, though? Because she screamed right in Oprah’s big potato head face.
You know, this child is mentally ill, but that doesn’t make her a Malti-Poo. And I think she didn’t appreciate Oprah talking to her like she was one. This clip proves one thing: Oprah’s condescending demeanor stops for no one. Schofield just kept screaming, “I don’t want to talk to you!” which is basically my dream come true. I often fantasize about agreeing to go on Oprah and at the first sign of Oprah giving me a dismissive nod or interrupting me because she just knows what I’m going to say next, I’d yell, “I don’t want to talk to you! Get away from me! I wanna be on Tyyyyyyyrrrrraaaaa!”
Anyway, it’s been said that children can see auras and are extremely perceptive about people’s energy. Do we need more evidence? Today, I salute you Jani Schofield as well as every voice in your head. You’re all awesome!
October 7, 2009 at 8:44 am by Wendie
The formerly super-skinny Nicole Eggert is back on the beach in her Baywatch bikini with a few more pounds on her. And she’s willing to let someone die if they don’t like it.
Eggert is all set to appear on this season’s Celebrity Fit Club on VH1, but all I could think is, “She looks perfectly fine!” Now, a size 10 wearing a bikini equals fat? I am so screwed if that’s the case.
October 7, 2009 at 7:25 am by Wendie
Frances Bean Cobain took to her Twitter account — it’s now deleted, probably due to her inability to keep it to 140 characters or less — as a means to communicate to Ali Lohan that “notaritey” for who you are is not something to strive for. Here’s her diatribe:
This is my open letter to Ali Lohan.
Your not entitled to anything simply because your sister has a recognizable name. Your idea of fame isn’t fame. It’s infamy. You want to be famous? Work your ass off and make decisions that could potentially catapult your career into a lasting one. Notariety for who you are and notaritey for the work you produce are two completely differnt things. I understand that you have been brought up in an envirtoment where the idea of fame is easily achievable but, that’s not an excuse. You lack the talent, social understanding and credibility to be anything other then infamous. Your careere choices, thus far, will transcend a future career as someone who attempted to be famous, but never quite achieved it. And if you do, it will be the formality of fame that puts you on the covers of tabloids, while the public idly watches you plumit into the murky abyss shared with the likes of Spencer Pratt & Jon Gosslin who, i’m sure, will steal your money whilst there. Fortunately for the world, there are people who have and don’t have recognizable names, who have obtained artistic integrity and will one day, hopefully, bring that tangible artisticness into light again. Though, its hard to think thats achievable when people like You ali lohan are rendering the world of true talent by attempting to make your entitled ass noticed. How is this fair to the people who HAVE artistic integrity, or a mind? How is it fair to those who truly have something to offer the human race other then a dwindling last name and a few shitty films, both of which, solidified the idea that your just a celebrities sibling. I recognize that i might come across as harsh and no, i don’t personally know you, but its the actions that you take, that speak for you. You blatently don’t care how your recognized, its the objective to get famous and that is what makes you replaceable and a recycled idea .Well, im ashamed to have to be grouped into the same category of person as you. I would rather die a most painful death the be assoicated with the kind of careere your trying to make for your self. I hope i’m wrong because generally i’m not a very judgmental person, but in the case of you, that is MY entitlement.
Apparently, FBC has nothing better to do — she’s certainly not attending remedial grammar classes — than to take to the Internet to pick on unparented 15 year olds. Trust me, Frances … no one is lumping you in the same category as Ali Lohan. Generally, I think the public feels really bad for Ali as she was “raised” in a neglectful environment by a totally out-to-lunch, over-bleached, nonsensical “mother” who has no sense of appropriate boundaries. Oh, wait …
October 7, 2009 at 7:05 am by Wendie
Nancy Grace is so awesome! She had a little chit last night with Mr. Douchon Gosselin (as he continues his media tour of discussing how he’s going to focus on his kids and their welfare), in which she really just asked what all of America wants to know: ”Why is everything about you?” Watch until the end. The look on Jon’s face is priceless.
October 7, 2009 at 5:46 am by Wendie
I know I’m a couple days late on this one, but if you haven’t read Tyler Perry’s latest blog update detailing the extreme physical, emotional and sexual abuse he endured as a child, it’s a striking entry and worth reading all the way through. Kudos to Mr. Perry for being willing to speak about vulnerability, pain and forgiveness on a topic as taboo as it is debilitating, particularly among men.
October 6, 2009 at 10:49 pm by Evil Beet
If you can believe it, David Letterman confessing on live television that he had inappropriate relations with members of his staff actually had a positive impact on ratings. I know, I know. Total insanity. Letterman initially made the admission last Thursday, but then on Monday he returned to the topic, to apologize to his staff and his wife for all the drama this has caused. (Clip above.) It turned out to be ratings gold:
Some 5.7 million people tuned in on Monday to hear Letterman apologize to his wife and staff for his on-air revelations last week about his sexual affairs and an alleged blackmail plot.
That was a 36 percent increase over the audience for the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Monday last week, and a 19 percent jump on the 2009-2010 season-to-date average for the talk show of 4.8 million viewers, CBS said on Tuesday.
Show business newspaper Daily Variety noted that Monday’s Letterman ratings at 11:30 p.m. were higher than anything struggling NBC had on Monday in prime time, including its returning drama series “Heroes,” new medical series “Trauma” and “The Jay Leno Show” at its new 10 p.m. slot which pulled in 4.3 million viewers.
What’s funny is that no one other than his staff and his wife seems to actually be angry at Letterman for this. There’s been very little public outrage, at least none that I’ve really picked up on. Did everyone just kind of assume that Letterman was a philanderer anyway? Is it all okay since he stepped up to the plate and admitted his mistake — albeit only after being blackmailed? Or do we not expect our late-night funnymen to be moral compasses in the first place?