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8REMINDER: Get Your Work Out Contest Submissions in ASAP!

Wanna win the Jackie Warner work-out DVD we’re giving away to play nice with PR people and promote the SERIES FINALE of Work Out on Bravo tonight???

We’ve actually been given the go-ahead to give away THREE of them!

To win, send an email to me at completing the following sentence:

If I had half an hour alone with Greg Plitt to do whatever I wanted, I would _____________.

Get your responses in before noon PST today!

June 10, 2008 at 8:03 am by Evil Beet
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9Remember This, Halle?

For reasons I can’t even begin to understand, WireImage has apparently decided to celebrate the new NKOTB single by releasing a bunch of old file photos of NKOTB from the late ’80s and early ’90s.

In them, I found a bunch of shots of Danny Wood posing with one Halle Berry, who he apparently dated briefly in 1989.

My, how life changes.

Just for comparison’s sake, I’ve also included here a photo of Halle’s current love and baby daddy, model Gabriel Aubry.

June 10, 2008 at 7:30 am by Evil Beet
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10Vince McMahon Gets Rickrolled

Ah, popular culture, how I love thee.

Check out this fabulous moment during a live WWE broadcast where Vince McMahon, WWE chairman, attempts to call a lucky winner to award him $200,000. He gets a reverse ringtone: Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” And poor old Vince McMahon just can’t make sense of what is happening.

Now, I have given a truly unnecessary amount of thought to whether this guy intentionally rickrolled Vince McMahon. Seriously I have just been playing this clip over and over again for like twenty minutes trying to figure it out. I think the answer is yes. They must talk to these people beforehand to let them know to expect a call and to pick up the phone. This guy must have called one of his buddies like “Holy shit, someone from the WWE is supposed to call me tonight. It might even be that live on-air call to tell me I’ve won all that cash!” and his buddy was like, “Dude. You know what you have to do?” and he was like “What?” and his buddy was like “Rick Astley, dude. Rick. Fucking. Astley.”

Right? No one just rickrolls everyone who calls, right?

Rickrolling: as pointless as the WWE, but somehow way, way cooler.

June 10, 2008 at 7:06 am by Evil Beet
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13It Sure Does Hurt to Fall to the D-List

Apparently it’s more dangerous to be a washed-up celebrity than we’d originally suspected.

A bunch of Z-listers have been physically injured during rehearsals for NBC’s Celebrity Circus.

Christopher Knight fractured his forearm while practicing with the German Wheel, a giant disc he failed to control. Stacey Dash cracked three ribs climbing “the silks,” a length of fabric suspended 30 feet in the air. And during a rehearsal, Olympic swimmer Janet Evans fell 15 feet from a trapeze. Evans also caused a wardrobe malfunction for her female partner when her fishnet stockings got caught on her partner’s top and pulled it down. “She was completely exposed to the cast and crew,” said our spy. “Janet was trying to help her. That’s when she lost her balance and fell.” The injured were quickly taken care of.

Seriously, none of this sounds any more painful than being at a point in your career where you actually agree to be a part of Celebrity Circus. Granted, it’s less embarrassing than being on Celebrity Rehab, and at least it’s on a network, but really? I mean, I guess Janet Evans has an excuse — she’s an athlete by trade — but Stacey Dash? I had such high hopes for you, sweetheart. And Jordan Knight? Have you no faith in the NKOTB reunion?

Anyway, the reality show — stolen from a premise used in 2005 in Australia — premieres tomorrow on NBC. Which is, I’m sure, why we’re seeing items like this suddenly “leaked” to the press.

Joey Fatone hosts.

Please, my fellow Americans, don’t watch this. Let’s hang on to the tiny thread of dignity we have left as a nation.

June 10, 2008 at 5:46 am by Evil Beet
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29Is Madonna Getting a Divorce?

We’ve heard the rumors that things are not all happy in the Madonna/Guy Ritchie world for a long time now, but today I’m getting tips from reliable sources (well, as reliable as they come in these matters) that Madonna has actually hired Nicholas Mostyn — Paul McCartney’s divorce attorney — to begin work on divorce negotiations. She reportedly met with him last week.

Sources are also saying that Madge did NOT sign a pre-nup with Guy Ritchie.

True? Untrue?

Stay tuned, I guess.

June 10, 2008 at 1:40 am by Evil Beet
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31What’s the Verdict?

Rapper Nas has just released the new video for his “controversial” song on his “controversial” album, “Be a Nigger Too.”

It’s eight-and-a-half minutes long, and includes a variety of what some might consider racial slurs. Not just “nigger.” He uses “kike” and “spic,” too. But he uses all of them in what I have to say is a loving manner.

Look, I’m not black. I’m Jewish, but I don’t look it. I’ve never really been on the receiving end of racial injustice. I’ll state that upfront as a disclaimer. But I don’t understand what the big deal is here. Nas is trying to remove the anger and hatred from these words. Because it’s no secret that language can shape a culture as much as a culture shapes a language. I don’t know if it really matters in the long run — if people want to hate other people because of their race (and their own insecurities and self-hatred), they’re going to find a way to do it — but you can’t blame a guy for trying.

I feel like even labeling this album as “controversial” is racism in and of itself. Why is it controversial? Because it involves a black man supporting basic human rights and dignity while using the word “nigger”? Like, what, white men hundreds of years ago get to decide that the word “nigger” is offensive and no one can ever change that evereverever? We’re just supposed to have this word that carries such a strong undercurrent of hatred and violence lingering in our dialect until the fucking universe implodes? Why can’t someone try to change this? Why is it so wrong to try? I understand that its critics want to respect the struggle that black people have endured in America, especially in regards to that word, and I appreciate that, but what I hear Nas trying to say with this song is “Move the fuck on, people. It’s a divisive word. Let’s give it less power.” And I totally appreciate that, too, and it’s upsetting that anyone would want to revoke his right to send that message in whatever way he chooses.

I’m sure you all have your own opinions on this matter. Please weigh in.

June 9, 2008 at 11:48 pm by Evil Beet
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