Kevin Bacon has a band with his brother– who I really wish was named “Macon,” but is unfortunately called Michael. This weekend, the Bacon brothers hiked to the top of Pike’s Peak in Colorado to play a benefit concert for the Love, Hope, Strength Foundation, an organization which describes itself as “an international, music-centric cancer charity dedicated to providing support for cancer centers, and inspiration to those affected, throughout the world.”
It took 6 hours for the 50 year old actor and his brother to hike to the top of the 14,110 ft. peak, where along with Cy Cumin of The Fixxx, the duo played a benefit concert which included a tribute to Farrah Fawcett– who, as we all know, recently lost her battle with anal cancer. 95 hikers also trekked up the mountainside to attend the benefit concert.
Love, Hope, Strength has previously hosted events on Machu Picchu and Mount Everest. Which leads me to question the sense of holding a benefit concert on top of a mountain where not many people will attend. But in terms of publicity, I suppose it can’t be beat.
And who am I to criticize someone’s well-meaning but slightly ineffective act? To help those being persecuted in Iran, I turned my Twitter avatar green. I’m sure that will really make the Ayatollah sit up and take notice.
June 28, 2009 at 7:44 pm by Kelly
A newly brunette Britney Spears shopped at Bed, Bath, & Beyond (fuck yeah!) with boyfriend Jason Trawick on Sunday. Even super stars need stylish hand towels.
I like the new brunette look, but it’s not exactly “iconic” Britney Spears. What do you think?
June 28, 2009 at 7:23 pm by Kelly
Lilo was in Las Vegas yesterday at a pool party to launch her tanning line Sevin Nyne. Hasn’t this crap been launched like, 5 times already? I’m not sure what the company is thinking, but the more times Lindsay shows up somewhere looking like this, that’s one less bottle of product they’re going to sell.
Even though her birthday isn’t until July 2nd, the shindig also morphed into a kind of birthday celebration for the Lo-ho– complete with disgruntled-looking chefs holding a giant cake and beeotches laughing at her behind her back while she stood by the pool and made her drunk face pose for the photogs.
Maybe it’s those girls in the pool laughing at her, but somehow I’m genuinely starting to feel bad for this train wreck.
UPDATE: Thanks to a heads up from Wendie, we can now also be exposed to these snapshots that Lindsay uploaded to her Twitter account.
This is a variation of the Lindsay Lohan drunkface pose I like to call “Super Drunkface Scowl on a Bed.”
And…. her semi-sort-of-not-really tribute to Michael Jackson:
June 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm by Kelly
Wilkinson and (now) hubby Hank Baskett did the matrimonial deed last night on the grounds of the Playboy mansion. Judging by these photos (that appear to have been taken from a helicopter) the ceremony looks very glamorous and classy, in spite of the fact that it took place at the bride’s geriatric ex-boyfriend’s house. That’s a little strange to me, but I must be very old-fashioned. Excuse me while I go launder my chastity belt in the washtub.
“Holly cried like a faucet and I held back tears,” said [Bridget] Marquardt before heading off to the reception. “I’m usually the emotional one. The ceremony was short and sweet and bombarded by helicopters. [Kendra's] dress was like a princess and I’m going to catch the bouquet!”
The couple plan to honeymoon on an undisclosed island. All Kendra would reveal about the location is that it’s somewhere the two are going to “be able to walk around naked.” Which doesn’t rule out anywhere.
June 28, 2009 at 10:44 am by Kelly
Okay. I’ve had enough now.
Billy Mays, the TV pitchman whose trademark voice helped sell everything from cleaning supplies to baking soda, was found dead this morning by his wife at his Tampa home. No cause of death has been reported and no foul play is suspected, according to Tampa police.
Mays, 50, was pronounced dead at 7:45 a.m. at a Bowen Daniel Drive condo. His wife, Deborah Mays, found him unresponsive this morning. The Medical Examiner’s Office will complete Mays’ autopsy by tomorrow afternoon.
No other information is currently available.
Perhaps ironically, Mays escaped mortal peril yesterday afternoon when the U.S. Airways flight he was on blew out a tire on its landing gear. The plane managed to land safely, and Mays escaped harm, only to be found by his wife early this morning.
Mays was a TV staple, pitching products such as Oxiclean, Orange Clean, and Kaboom, and starring in a reality TV show on the Discovery Channel called Pitchmen, which followed Mays and another infomercial svengali, Anthony Sullivan. His booming voice and very manly beard will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
June 28, 2009 at 10:16 am by Kelly
Madonna took newly
purchased adopted daughter Mercy to the Kabbalah Centre in London this morning, along with David, Lourdes, Rocco, and ex husband Guy Ritchie. Madonna gave Mercy a piggy back ride as the two quickly exited the center and ducked into a waiting car.
To better introduce her to Kabbalah, Madge plans to take Mercy to Jerusalem to see the Wailing Wall. The trip won’t occur until later in the year however; Madonna wants to give Mercy time to “settle in” to her new London home.
Mercy looks adorable, if not exactly happy. I’m sure she’s probably still a little bewildered.