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Gary Collins goes rogue

Gary Collins is in a whole heap of trouble. For those who don’t know who Collins is he’s a former morning show host and a celebrity drunk. These days he’s much better known as a celebrity drunk. Every so often Mr. Collins likes to get liquored up and get behind the wheel. Mr. Collin’s publicists might debate that. The court’s wouldn’t. Gary has had a few vehicohol related arrests, including a recent one.

Collins was supposed to show up in court on Nov 4rth regarding his most recent infraction. However for some unknown reason Collins was a no show. So the judge got mad and issued a $100 000 warrant for the rogue celebrity’s arrest. The judge is taking this so seriously not only because Collins is showing a Lindsay Lohan style disregard for the law, but also because he is a two time offender. In his most recent vehicular mishap, down in Mississippi, one of the passengers in the car he hit swears that GC was boozed up behind the wheel. Of course Collins got off on a hit and run charge for that.

The sad part is that Collins was due in court for a probation hearing. Had he shown up the judge probably would have terminated the probation. Now Gary is looking at tons of trouble and possibly jail time.

In other news a heavily pregnant Miranda Kerr was seen out and about showing off her baby bump. The bump is getting obvious however most of Miranda’s weight gain seems to be in and around her valuable face, which has swollen up like a volleyball. Just take a look at these shocking pictures!

Whether or not Miranda might be described as “radiant“, she has surely looked happier.

If you’re like most celebrities then you can be a little flighty. That might incline you to misplace things; like your cell phone full of incriminating text messages, your lap top with that home made sex tape in it, or that drug stash that you didn’t think was still in your purse when the cops pulled you over. Khloe Karadashian has lost stuff to. In her case it was her virginity, and she spoke about that at length on the View recently. Here’s what she had to say:

‘He was only I think, 18, but from 14 to 18 now looking back, I think that’s not a normal thing. I feel like I was almost conned; well, not conned, but persuaded. He was older and I felt I wouldn’t be accepted or cool or whatever. Then I do remember when I was done, I felt, after two months of secretly dating this guy, I felt so disgusted with myself.’ Adding, ‘I stopped talking to him and actually didn’t have sex for three years after that because I knew I was young and I knew I wasn’t ready.’

Bristol Palin couldn’t have put it as well.

Finally we end where we began, with celebrity drunks. If you’re a regular gossip follow then you heard about David Cassidy’s run in with the law. He got caught down on the Florida turnpike weaving all over the road. When some friendly officers stopped him and asked if anything was wrong, he replied that he was tired, was coming from a funeral, had taken a glass of wine and a pain killer for his back, etc. Law enforcement officers saw right through his numerous excuses to the half empty bottle of bourbon rolling around the back seat and placed yesteryear’s version of Justin Bieber under arrest for impaired driving.

Even though the cops had him on dash cam, the actor maintained that he was not drunk. He made a public statement saying that he would never endanger the lives of his fans, and the some what indifferent greater public, by driving around the turnpike juiced up like a rogue torpedo shot from a loose cannon. His spokes persons then made some official statements standing by the funeral-back-wine-pill-missed yoga story.

Well Keith Partridge has made it official. His attorney has just recently submitted his not guilty plea to a Florida court, and in writing no less. Dave was not present at the hearing. If he gets busted on this he’s looking at a $1000 fine and as much as 6 months in prison – though some kind of rehab is far more likely. Rehab is the new community service. Also he really should seek some psycho therapy to get closure on his Susan Dey hang up. If Dexter Morgan can marry Deb you’re in the clear Keith.

BTW I cannot confirm the rumor that Gary Collins is currently in Canada and seeking refugee status – but don’t be surprised if it’s true.


Oscar Nominated Italian Film Maker Dies in Apparent Suicide

Mario Monicelli
was one of Italy’s best known film makers. He was the writer and director of many of that countries favorite comedies from the 40’s to the 60’s. He was even Oscar nominated. So it made news when the elderly film maker jumped to his death from a window in Rome’s San Giovanni hospital yesterday. Monicelli was suffering from terminal prostate cancer.

This comes in the wake of the death of another Italian film maker Dino De Laurentis earlier this month. In fact Monicelli was one of the people interviewed for a response on the death of De Laurentis.The pair had worked together on the 1963 Oscar nominated The Organizer. According ot Monocelli, De Laurentis had told him to stay strong and “told [him] to be brave. He said if you push forward, without fear, you can accomplish most things.”

Monocelli started his career in 1935. During his career he worked with some of the most notable Italian actors, such as Toto, Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman and Marcello Mastroianni (He worked with Mastroianni in Big Deal on Madonna Street in 1958). He would even rack up another Oscar nomination for Casanova ’70. He was to continuing working well into old age. A film about his neighborhood in Rome, Monti, was entered in the Venice Film Festival only 2 years ago. He was also an outspoken critic of Italian Prime Minister and media baron Silvio Berlusconi.

Monicelli wasn’t the only accomplished film maker to die recently. Irvin Kershner, director of The Empire Strikes Back, died in his Los Angeles home Saturday after a 3 1/2 year battle with lung cancer. He was 87.

George Lucas met Kershner while attending his lectures at USC and said he “knew one thing for sure: I didn’t want to direct the second movie myself. I needed someone I could trust, someone I really admired and whose work had maturity and humor. That was Kersh all over.

“I didn’t want Empire to turn into just another sequel, another episode in a series of space adventures. I was trying to build something, and I knew Kersh was the guy to help me do it. He brought so much to the table. I am truly grateful to him.”


Leslie Nielsen Dies

Leslie Nielsen Dead

Veteran comedic actor Leslie Nielsen has died at 84 in a Fort Lauderdale hospital of complications following a bout of pneumonia. The actor had been hospitalized for the past 12 days and died peacefully in his sleep with his friends, family, and wife Barbaree at his side. Nielsen acted in over 100 films in the course of his career, as well as doing countless TV spots. Rather than eulogize the late actor let’s remember him from one of his best known roles Det. Frank Drebbin in the Naked Gun.

O.J. Simpson was still a beloved media personality – those were innocent days. No one would hire him to play a cop these days, since he crossed the line from make believe good guy to real life villain. Now here’s Gary Bell with the latest transmission of The View From Space.


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Ugly Betty actor says God made him kill mother Brea was a one time bit actor on TV series Ugly Betty. He’s gained a measure of fame beyond that accorded to television history footnotes. This fame doesn’t come from outstanding work in entertainment. Nor does it come from the usual drug related fuck ups. Brea has developed some serious mental issues that caused him to murder his own mother.

“I didn’t kill her. I killed the demon inside her.”

Brea had an altercation with his mother last Monday in the Brooklyn apartment they shared. Somehow God got into the issue. You see Brea was hearing voices, one of whom he claims was God’s. These voices told him that his mother had a devil in her that needed to come out – one way or another. So after some shouting and screaming in which Brea asked his mother whether or not she believed in the Lord, and Brea’s mom answered “no” at high volume; Brea took a ceremonial Freemason sword a slashed his mother to death. Brea’s account of the incident follows:

“She had the voice of the demon,” Brea said. “I asked, ‘Do you believe in God?’ She said, ‘No, Michael no,’ and began screaming. I began slashing her like this,” he said, making violent hacking motions with his right hand.

He added: “I didn’t want to kill her right away. I wanted to give her time to get right with God,” he said.

The police arrived, but Brea says he knew he had time to finish the job. “I knew they wouldn’t open the door and stop me because the spirits were protecting me,” he said. “I just kept cutting her. No one could stop me. I was doing the work of God.”

Not surprisingly Brea was arrested and charged with second degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. However there’s still the issue of his mental state to be determined. So Brea is being held in Bellevue psych ward pending psychiatric assessments. Should he prove sane and responsible for his actions – which is unlikely – he will have to stand trial. If not, then he’ll be spending some more time in the mental. That is until doctors determine that he is once again well enough to rejoin the community.

Brea’s outrageous crime isn’t the sort of scandal that gossip followers are accustomed to. We expect the usual racist rants or drug fueled mayhem. However it’s not unknown. When it comes to celebrity crime Roman Polanski holds a special place. His wife Sharon Tate was brutally murdered by the Manson Family in what has been described as a helter skleter type scheme for world domination. The idea being that the Manson Family would commit the crime in such a way as to get black radicals blamed. This was supposed to precipitate a race war that would destroy America and leave the Manson Family positioned to emerge from the rubble and take charge. Others say that there was a more mundane explanation. That story has the murders occurring because of a drug deal gone bad, or outstanding drug debts. Some even say that one of the neighboring houses was the actual target, and that Manson’s merry band of misfits messed it up and hit the wrong location.

Anyway Roman got a fair bit of sympathy over that. Sympathy was short lived when Polanski himself was charged with statutory rape of a 13 year old he was photographing for a magazine shoot. According to the story Polanski brought the young woman up to his friend Jack Nicholson’s house where he plied her with champagne and Quaaludes. Once the chemistry was right the photo shoot was abandoned and Polanski anally penetrated the young girl. That lead to criminal charges and an ensuing scandal.

Now Polanski claimed in his own defense that the girl wanted it, that her mother gave her permission, and that there was no doubt about the young woman’s experience and willingness. The “what’s the big deal” defense aside, his actions were still illegal, so the courts geared up for a major trial. Polanski claims that he was assured no jail time if he cooperated. He also claims that the judge began changing the rules mid game. Fearing that he was gonna get set up and sent away, he bought himself a one way ticket to Europe, and never returned to the USA. That has made him the most famous celebrity fugitive right up til Randy and Evi Quaid.

If you have about 90 minutes to spare here’s a more detailed account of the Polanski story in the documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired.



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John Travolta sues Gawker over sex life smear

John Travolta has recently welcomed his new son Benjamin into the world. Even though this is a blessed event, now is not a time of undiluted happiness for the actor. Travolta is suing the Gawker over a series of articles on his ‘secret sex life‘. The article in question was penned, or posted, by Robert Randolph, and contained excerpts from his salaciously titled book The Secret Sex Life of John Travolta. According to Randolph’s self published book, the author claims to have seen Travolta frolicking about steam rooms with hunky young men on multiple occasions. In fact Randolph claims to have stories on Travolta going back some 15 years.

There are usually at least two sides to every story. In this case Travolta’s law talkin’ guy Marty Singer is there to present the B side. According to Singer these allegations are “false and outrageous”. Singer also goes on to point out that these stories go back 15 years, yet Randolph has only just recently brought them to light. Singer then goes on to point out that the idea that Travolta “engaged in multiple adulterous sexual encounters in different public locations in Los Angeles (where he does not live), and that each time, the (nonexistent) events were coincidentally witnessed by [Randolph], is absolutely ridiculous.” Singer then goes on top point out that Randolph – by his own admission – suffers from permanent brain damage. According to Singer this adds up to “blatant defamatory lies” from a “patently unreliable source.

Now when your good name is besmirched like that the usual recourse is to the law. So Travolta and Singer are suing. They claim that Gawker is “significantly compounding the damages” incurred by Travolta. With that in mind Singer is demanding – on Mr Travolta’s behalf, that the Gawker immediately and permanently remove said article from their site & and publish an “unequivocal and prominent retraction of the false and defamatory statements.

If you’re gonna take aim at big game like that then make sure you’ve got a unimpeachable source, or at least some one without brain damage. Without the wonder, it’s just trash.