Item: "That’s ghetto love -- his way of dealing with the break-up, and evidently I must have been special or done something right, because two years later, he’s still writing and talking about me" [Vivica A. Fox, referring to 50 Cent's childish treatment of their break-up]. Trackback story here.
So here's another example of a celebrity love gone wrong. Fox and 50 Cent's short-lived relationship (but kind of long by Hollywood standards, which is to say that it lasted more than a one-night stand) has become grounds for a full-out war.
"What he doesn’t realize is the more he raps about me, the more he makes other men curious about me. Other guys are saying, ‘what’s so good about Vivica that he’s still talking about her?'" continues she of Juwanna Mann and "The Starlet" fame. Uh, yes. That's what they must be saying.
But Fox can be diplomatic too. In another interview for ESPN, she admits, "What we made the mistake of doing was going public too fast with our relationship. We were both extremely excited about being together and we got caught up. Inevitably, in getting caught up, it destroyed our relationship. And I don't blame anyone for that, but both of us. In the future I hope that we can become friends again and that we can be cool."
But more importantly, all this went down two years ago. There has to be a statute of limitations on holding on to failed relationships, especially ones that last three puny months. Can I say it again, it was TWO YEARS AGO. It's akin to me writing a rap song about the sixth grade boy that broke my heart all those years ago. Maybe I can get Nate Dogg to do the hook.
Item: "They have been spending a lot of time together over the last few days trying to get their relationship back on track, but all they do is row. Now they have decided they are better off apart" [a blabby friend, discussing Sienna Miller's sudden decision to dump Jude Law's ass]. Trackback story here.
It's really no surprise that Miller ultimately decided to dump the nannyphile. While I doubt that Law will be hurtin' for his next fix of booty, it will certainly not to wonders for his career. Just like Disney accused Lindsay Lohan of sabotaging Herbie: Fully Loaded with her wild real-life antics, studios will surely not be pleased with Law's philandering ways. (And, really, shagging the nanny is so passé.) To add further insult to injury, a magazine recently published pictures of Law changing into his bathing trunks. Trackback the nudity here. Well, he might not be able to keep it in his pants, but he ain't no Colin Farrell.
Item: "If he hasn't discussed this with his own father, how serious could it be? That should tell you the whole story. My son is much too young to even consider a subject like marriage" [Grigoris Kasidokostas, the proud papa of Paris Latsis, on why his son's engagement to Paris Hilton has dissolved]. Trackback story here.
So now the wedding is off? Oh, I don't even care at this point.
Item: "I mean, everyone does it. I don't know why I'm the one who gets so much attention?" [Tara Reid, confessing -- to the shock of no one -- that she is surgically enhanced]. Trackback story here.
Ever since Reid's little boob mishap a while ago (pictured right, and a little drunk, I think), everyone was privy to her cosmetic surgery. People in attendance even claimed that they could see the surgery scars. So Reid's confession seems dated and futile at this point. It's like...when Britney Spears admitted that she wasn't a virgin. Yes, just like that.
She of Body Shots and Alone In the Dark fame continues, "I have so much love in my heart to give to someone one day, and I also want to be loved. I am crazy for kids." Only the first half of the last sentence is actually true.
Item: "Orange County Superior Court Judge John Conley ordered 26-year-old Skylar Deleon, who once starred in the "Power Rangers" TV series, and his wife, 24-year-old Jennifer Henderson Deleon, to stand trial for the murders after a two-day preliminary hearing in Santa Ana, south of Los Angeles" [Reuters, on the trial hearings for the murder of millionaire couple Thomas and Jackie Hawks]. Trackback story here.
If you've ever watched "Power Rangers," you might wonder which Ranger did the misdeed. At first glance, and with only a couple of blurry pictures floating around the net, I was convinced Deleon played the geeky ranger. You know, the one with the glasses. I think that was the Blue Ranger. But upon further investigation, it turns out that Reuters, like me, has a penchant for exaggeration. As it turns out, Deleon was an extra on several episodes of the "Power Rangers." Trackback the truth here. Which goes to show you that you can't always believe the news. Or an exuberant reporter who hates the "Power Rangers."
Item: "The Killers video guy was a very possessive, pompous, successful -- probably through illegitimate means --man, and was not used to not having his way" [sudden music video star Eric Roberts, on how he made up stuff on the set of "Mr. Brightside" in order to have some artistic direction]. Trackback story here.
Roberts also appeared in Mariah Carey's "It's Like That" and "We Belong Together" videos. Of that experience, Roberts says, "The Mariah Carey video guy was also a very wealthy man, probably much more wealthy than the Killers guy, and probably through mostly legitimate means. He also felt the presence of another man, but he thought he could overcome it by being a gentleman, but he couldn't. Which just goes to show you." Heh.
So anyway, this brought back memories because I do remember obsessing over Roberts' appearance on both videos (both being "Mr. Brightside" and "It's Like That") as I could have sworn it was the same guy but couldn't verify it, probably because I really had no idea who Eric Roberts was. I knew of him, more specifically as being Julia's estranged, no-good older brother. But I haven't actually seen him in anything, although he was supposed to be a very celebrated actor before the drugs and temper tantrums took over. So naturally, I thought he was Peter Coyote. Because I've seen Coyote in some films (A Walk to Remember. Yes, I saw it. Leave me be) and television shows ("The Inside"), I somewhat erroneously assumed that they must be the same person.
I have a knack for calling up resemblances that don't actually exist. I do it to random strangers all the time, and the usual response from a third party is a squint, a thoughtful glance, and a, "No, I don't see it." One of the above pictures is of Peter Coyote, and one is of Eric Roberts. Can you tell which is which?
Also, the other day I flipped on "Canadian Idol" and was shocked to see Canadian actress Sarah Polley rocking her heart out. "Go, Sarah!" I yelled at my television screen. But alas, it wasn't she of "Road to Avonlea" and Dawn of the Dead fame, but Kamloops, B.C. contestant Suzi Rawn. It's very obvious which one is Rawn and which one is Polley in the pictures to the right, since Rawn sports a very pink 'do and Polley wears very little make-up. But let's say that they were shooting a Disney after-school special about twin sisters who grow bored of their lifestyles and decide to swap identities for a week. Polley streaks her hair pink and joins a rock band; Rawn dons the red smock and does artsy films. Then it'd be plausible, right? Right?
I guess it is just me,