Apparently Whitney’s spinoff — called The City, of course — will co-star none other than NYC socialite Olivia Palermo, who’s been desperately trying to achieve mainstream fame forever now.
According to a source, “Olivia has been filming all over town. She’s earning $12,000 per episode.”
Ugh. God. I was actually going to watch this show, but if Olivia Palermo’s on it, I think I’ll just sit on the couch, stare at the wall and drink Ipecac instead. I’ll be less nauseous that way.
Oh, and I’m also hearing rumors that VH1 is currently casting a “real-life Gossip Girl” reality series in NYC. Sigh. The next generation is on their way, folks.
September 24, 2008 at 12:48 pm by Evil Beet
Arriving in Milan for Fashion Week.
September 24, 2008 at 12:36 pm by Evil Beet
So originally I was just going to write a simple little blog post about a simple little note Clay wrote on his fansite’s message board about the support he’s received since publicly coming out.
“We’ll ‘talk’ more later,” Aiken, 29, writes on his Web site’s message board. “but, suffice it to say, for the first time in recent memory, I am speechless. I’m so proud to know and love all of you.”
He adds, “My family is so much larger than Parker, Jaymes, mom, Brett, etc. It extends to each of you. And I couldn’t be more blessed.”
Which is very sweet and I couldn’t be more thrilled for Clay that this coming-out process seems to be going relatively smoothly for him.
But then I started poking around his website, and found this page where you can join the Clay Aiken Official Fan Club for the low low price of $29.99 plus shipping and handling. Here’s what you get:
* 1-Year Fan Club Membership
* Exclusive Clay Aiken Official Fan Club Tote Bag
* Clay Aiken OFC Lip Balm
* 4-pack of Clay Aiken OFC button
Read that again. Make sure you see the part about the LIP BALM.
Yes, that’s right, the Clay Aiken Fan Club membership comes with a tote, a button and fucking lip balm with his face on it. Nobody — nobody — belonging to that fan club gets to act surprised that this dude is gay.
September 24, 2008 at 12:32 pm by Evil Beet
His name is Lee Kirk, and he’s apparently a writer, although he doesn’t seem to have written anything much of note. He wrote the 2004 snoozer The Women — no, not the Meg Ryan one. This one starred — you guessed it! — Jenna Fischer.
“We met through mutual friends,” she says. “We’ve actually known each other for a long time. He went to college with an old friend of mine.”
Hm. I wonder if this guy had anything to do with her divorce …
September 24, 2008 at 12:06 pm by Evil Beet
In response to her father’s endless ramblings about how Samantha Ronson is the devil:
My father obviously needs to be on medication to control his moods. He is out of line and his words show how much anger he has, and it’s dangerous and scary as it reminds me of how he treated my mother and I my whole childhood. He needs to be stopped. This is yet another reason why we aren’t speaking.
I am in a great place in life. I have overcome a lot and have been able to learn how to enjoy and appreciate my life in every way possible. I’m proud of myself for being able to make a change in the past year and a half.
My past is behind me, and that’s final. There’s nothing more to be said. All the false accusations that people try to make are simply because there’s no story when things are calm and good.
But they might as well let it go because their lies don’t affect me anymore. Samantha is not evil, I care for her very much and she’s a wonderful girl.
She loves me, as I do her.
I’ll say a few things here.
One: Good for you, Lindsay.
Two: You and Samantha are adorable, and I don’t think she’s evil, and I wish you all the luck in the world.
Three: I don’t believe your past is behind you. I think it’s just a matter of time. Again, I like Samantha, and I like the two of you together, but it’s obvious to anyone who’s watching that you’ve replaced your addiction to drugs and alcohol with an addiction to Samantha. You two are never apart. She visits you on all your sets. Always. You travel with her when she DJs. On the outside, this seems cute, but you guys are totally codependent. It’s an addiction as much as it is a relationship. When something about this cracks — and it will — you’ll be right back where you started. I’m just saying. Your father is an evil psychopath, but he’s correct in that you still haven’t really dealt with the underlying issues.
September 24, 2008 at 11:56 am by Evil Beet
“please tell me I’m not the only one who is shocked beyond belief! I feel numb I’m so upset. This can’t be real!! How can you guys say this won’t change anything? This changes EVERYTHING. I don’t even know what to think right now.”
From the ClayMates discussion board.
To be fair, the overwhelming majority of posts on there are very supportive of Clay, which is good to see. Some people even talk about how they struggled with the news at first and then decided to accept it and still love him, which is even better to see.
Most importantly, I’d like you guys to spend some time on that board and notice how their moderator edits EVERY FUCKING COMMENT. Talk about freakishly controlling. I’m vicariously annoyed for them. So the next time you want to yell at me about moderating comments, please keep in mind that I have never gone into your comment, deleted the first half, and left a cheery little note about why. It’s not that I can’t, it’s that I never, ever have, because doing so is insane.