These guidos and guidettes are a lot smarter than I thought. Coming off record breaking ratings for the Jersey Shore first season finale, the cast is playing hardball with MTV. As well they should. They are the stars of the show and unlike “Real World”, Jersey Shore won’t work with a rotating cast- at least not for the season two. The viewing public is so obsessed with the current cast that any replacements would pale (even with hardcore mystic tanning) in comparison.
Over the weekend, the cast turned down MTV’s first offer of a $10,000 signing bonus and $5,000 per episode salary. MTV came back and doubled their offer to $10,000 per episode, once the tanned bunch turned down their initial offer. The newly minted reality stars feel their salaries should be comparable to “The Hills”. Personally, I don’t think it’s a stretch when you compare Neilsen ratings.
You know the term, “loose lips sinks ships”? Well, somewhere in Florida, a rumored American Idol 9 contestant is living the reality of that cliche. According to a report, contestant x (I wont’ spoil his name til after the jump), has been removed from the competition due to a violation of the Idol confidentiality agreement. Contestant x was reportedly told to pack his bags after this turn of events were revealed to the Idol producers
So what happened exactly? Apparently his proud father revealed to a local Florida paper, The St. Petersburg Times, that his son had made this season’s Top 24. That’s a big no-no for 19 Entertainment. Singers and their families are required to keep the Hollywood week results quiet until they’re broadcast.
With Nancy Kerrigan’s dad passing away yesterday, and with the 2010 Winter Olympics drawing near, I can’t help but think of the whole Nancy Kerrigan / Tonya Harding incident that happened. Well, unfortunately for Nancy, some more serious drama has come her way, but this time it’s deadly and a little closer to home.
TMZ has reported that Nancy’s brother Mark was apparently quite intoxicated while in a serious altercation with his their father, Daniel Kerrigan. Mark had to had to be pepper sprayed by the PoPo after the fight he had with his father, according to the Stoneham Police Department. Mark had his hands around his dad’s neck and said that he thought his dad was faking it when he collapsed to the ground, when in fact, his father suffered a fatal heart attack.
So last week a photo from Madonna’s famous shoot for W Magazine leaked which features her boytoy Jesus Luz in the buff… full frontal. Of course everyone’s focus was on Jesus’ twig and berries but what really caught my attention was how Madonna looked sans Photoshop. She literally looked like the crypt keeper… from what I can remember of the published shots in W Magazine was that she appeared her fabulous self with a forehead so flat you can land airplanes on it. This just goes to show that what we see in magazines really could be very far from reality. Imagine what they do to images in health magazines as well. As if we didn’t already have unrealistic body expectations. The advertising industry bombards us with these manipulated images of ideal beauty. The image above is of the cover of W Magazine. See the uncensored version of the infamous naked pic on the second part of the post and a few other pics from the photoshoot of photoshopped Madonna.
This week’s crush comes as a result from my latest TV obsession. Yes, I’m a little late in jumping on the “True Blood” bandwagon, but I’m here now and a proud member of the fan club. Brian and I bought the season one DVDs a couple of weeks ago and finished them in a couple of days. We started the next season just the other night, and I immediately fell in lust with one new regular cast members- Mehcad Brooks.
Two words- YUM-MY. Seriously, this beefy man is total man candy. There was one defining moment on the show that made me forget about the previous resident hottie, Ryan Kwanten. It came when Mehcad’s character was working shirtless in the garden- words cannot describe how sexy he was with his sweaty torso. His love interest, Tara, even commented “I’d take a shower in your sweat if I could”. DITTO with a capital D, I, T, T, O.
Now here’s a way to ward off the chilly winter weather. Hire a hot meteorologist to predict the gloom and doom and then, get him to pose half naked. Popular BBC weatherman, Tomasz Schafernaker shocked his bosses and adoring public with a sizzling hot photoshoot for the cover of UK’s most popular gay magazine, The Attitude. The Polish born hottie, was featured in the fitness supplement insert, Attitude Active, in a pair of black skimpy shorts- YUM.
The Schaf, a nickname given to him by his fans, even surprised his co-workers with his toned physique. Underneath the suit and tie he wore everyday, no one knew pecs and a six pack were lurking underneath his tailored threads. With this latest exposure, fans and colleagues will never look at him the same way again.
Shufflepants, yet another nickname, joined the BBC Weather Centre in 2000, working as a broadcast assistant. He received his degree in meteorology at the University of Reading.
So how did he achieve his sexy hot bod? Must’ve been hours at the gym, right? Nope, check this annoying little quote from his interview in the magazine. Aaargh, why do some people have all the luck.
“I’ve always had big thighs, pecs and shoulders. It’s just my build. Genetics. I don’t obsessively exercise the pecs. I dont’ do an awful lot at all to them.”
It’s official. Shane Sparks has been replaced on America’s Best Dance Crew. The 40-year old choreographer was arrested in late December on eight counts of child molestation. With season five of ABDC around the corner, the producers made the decision to seek another judge in light of Sparks’ legal troubles.
So who gets the lucky gig, it’s none other than R&B singer, Omarion. Born Omari Ismael Grandberry, he first gained notoriety as the lead singer of the boy band, B2K. Since then he pursued a solo career and score a hit single with “Icebox”. In between recording albums, he’s dabbled in acting and can be seen in “You Got Served” and “Fat Albert”.
Wow. This is big news. Whistler Blackcomb resort is set to be sold in an AUCTION during the Winter Olympics. According to The New York Post, Intrawest (the company that owns the resort…and, I used to work there) could very well be forced to file for bankruptcy. Whistler Blackcomb’s lenders are reportedly seizing Whistler Blackcomb, as well as other North American resorts owned by the Intrawest because they missed a mountainous half-billion-dollar loan payment this past fall. Intrawest (owned by Fortress Investment Group) wouldn’t give the debt-holders an equity in place of the payment, so now (understandably) they’ve taken legal action and have said that the auction of Intrawest assets will be held February 19th. Holy crap.
The legal notice says buyers will get “indirect ownership of property and stakes” in Whistler Blackcomb, and other Intrawest resorts (there are ten). Intrawest LLC declared today that it’s “business as usual” and that Fortress Investment Group, “continues to own and control Intrawest and all of its properties.” Fortress had shelled out $2.8 billion US, for Intrawest back in 2006.
The VANOC’s Executive Vice President of Construction (Dan Doyle), issued the following official statement this afternoon…