Monday, September 18, 2006

Whore Links
By PopCultureWhore

Violet Affleck comes out to play (Dlisted)

Kim Basinger likens Alec Baldwin to Saddam (Page Six)

Mariska’s dad dies (ONTD)

Mary Kate keeps a tight leash on boyfriend (Page Six)

Another boob job for Tara Reid? That ought to do the trick (iVillage)

Second autopsy on Daniel Smith inconclusive (US Weekly)

Pink shows us the NSFW goods (PITNB)
Scarlett Does UK Vogue
By PopCultureWhore

Don't expect Scarlett to spill the beans on life with Josh Hartnett. "I can't stand those articles where people spill their life story," she tells Vogue. "After a while I feel like I know more about them than their best friend does and that's weird."

I think that's the same dress Kyra Sedgwick wore to the Emmy's.

Aw Yeah, 26 More Years!
By PopCultureWhore

K-Fed is set to die at age 55 in the year 2032, according to a gerontologist hired by Blender magazine. Yes, you read that correctly. Blender took a brief break from the “thong” vs. “bikini” debate to hire a doctor to predict when celebrities will die. K-Fed will apparently be done in so early because of his heavy smoking and boozing. That means we only have 26 more precious years with our favorite freeloading rapper. Get ‘em before he’s an alcoholic with emphysema, ladies! Britney won’t mind. She’s too busy with the tigers.

D-List Baby Parade Continues
By PopCultureWhore

MTV VJ LaLa Vazquez is expecting a baby with NBA star Carmelo Anthony. The two have been engaged since Christmas 2004, but will not tie the knot now until after the baby is born. “The couple is very excited,” says a spokesperson. I’m sure the 22-year-old Anthony is ecstatic … Check out THIS amusing interview with the couple from last year.

Q: How did you meet and where?
LaLa: He was stalking me for awhile. That’s how we met. He kept asking everybody about me, right?
Anthony: No.

Also in early 20's baby news, Taylor Hanson and his wife Natalie welcomed their THIRD child, River Samuel Hanson. The 23-year-old also has a son Jordan, 3, and daughter Penelope, 1. Where's the love? Apparently not a problem for these two.

Janice Whore and Tall
By PopCultureWhore

Janice Dickinson knows how to make friends. She is currently manning her own modeling studio, which she is populating with dubiously attractive individuals, but she was just once a lowly judge for “America’s Next Top Model.” Girlfriend does not forget her roots. On fellow judge and former model/photographer Nigel Barker (left), Janice says that he was a “photographer for the gay rags, not Vogue.” Not to be left out, stylist Nole Marin (right) was a “fluffer for the gay rags,” Janice says. Walking coach Jay Alexander (Miss Jay to you) taught the girls to “walk like Clydesdales.” What, no vitriol for set designer/permanent fashion faux pas Jay Manuel? The man wore a skintight shirt with muscles spray painted on it, for God’s sake! That’s probably because when ANTM does bring Janice back for random segments (like telling the Asian girl she was “dead to me” during dinner), it’s usually a little partnership with Jay Manuel.

Check out FourFour for a rundown on this year's competition. Cycle 7 premieres Wednesday on the CW channel. I'm thinking one of the twins get sent home, sparking a lifelong fight between the two to rival Kelly and Sabrina from "8th & Ocean." I actually saw those two doing some sort of ad recently, but I'm too lazy and apathetic to actually troll the web for it. They haven't earned my respect yet.

Idols Hit Broadway
by IdolWhore

After a short break, Season 3 finalist Diana DeGarmo has returned to her role as Penny Pingleton in the Broadway cast of "Hairspray." Her run in the show is scheduled to last until Feb. 11, 2007, so there is plenty of time to catch little Diana belting it out on stage. Consensus among many avid "Idol" watchers had always been that Diana's big, brassy voice was better suited to musical theatre than pop radio, and Diana herself has said that she truly enjoys being part of this big, outrageous production. The Idol Whore had the pleasure of seeing "Hairspray" during its first year on Broadway, and I assure you that if you enjoy catchy show tunes, great dancing, and over-the-top sets, "Hairspray" is the most fun you can have with your pants on.

Joining Diana in the current cast are popstar sibling Haylie Duff, R&B chart-topper Tevin Campbell and soul legend Darlene Love. Also in this cast is Broadway vet Johanthan Dokuchitz, who was actually a classmate of the Idol Whore back at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts "way back when." He is now a Broadway star and I am a blogger/book editor. It's nice to see that someone from the class actually made it as a pro. Congratulations, Jon!


Another Idol hitting the Broadway boards is Season 4's Constantine Maroulis. He will take over the supporting role of Sammy in "The Wedding Singer" beginning Nov. 5. Based on the Adam Sandler film of the same name, "The Wedding Singer" is about...well...a wedding singer who brings joy to other people's nuptials, but can't bring the same happiness to his own love life. The show is a period piece, and the costumes, sets, hairstyles, and slang are all lovingly drowned in 1980s kitsch. As for Constantine, whose character is the wedding singer's best friend, decisions are still being made about what to do with his famous hair. His shaggy mane and somber stare both caught a great deal of attention when he was on "American Idol." The stylists may decide to leave it as is. Still, Con told People magazine that he's actually hoping they decide to go with the wig, which he describes as a "four-foot mullet." Sounds great, Con. Just don't trip over it.

Constantine has been on stage before, touring in the national company of "Rent" before auditioning for "Idol." People asked him if he had ever worked as a wedding singer in the past. He told them he had never had a paying gig as a wedding singer, but he had been cajoled into getting up and singing at plenty of wedding receptions in the past.

If you're intested in booking tickets for these or any other Broadway shows, you can do so online at


One wedding Constantine Maroulis apparently did not sing at was that of Season 1's Tamyra Gray and her new husband Sam Watters. Boy band enthusiasts may remember Sam from his stint with Color Me Badd, who were most famous for the 1990s hit "I Wanna Sex You Up." That, of course, is an interesting song to dance to at your reception -- or perhaps back at the hotel afterward. (For those who would like some clarification, Sam was the Badd guy who everyone said looked a lot like Kenny G, although he is no longer sporting the long, wavy hair.) The wedding ceremony took place on a cliff overlooking the ocean in Capri, Italy with 45 guests in attendance. Congratulations to the newlyweds! Let's hope they make some beautiful music together!

Ah...romance! If you can't have it, at least you can blog about it.

Not having as romantic a week was Season 2 contestant Corey Clark. He was arrested in Arizona for violating a court order and trespassing at his father-in-law's residence. You might remember him from the “Fallen Idol” TV special during which he claimed to have had an affair with judge Paula Abdul.

That's all for now! Idol Whore out!
Orange You Glad I Fake ‘n’ Bake?
By PopCultureWhore

Jamie Lynn Spears is ready for fall, sporting a lovely shade of Jack O'Lantern orange for a slumber party with Zoey 101 co-stars.

Not to be outdone, Lohan also appeared with just the right shade of pumpkin spice at the Francisco Costas Spring 2007 Calvin Klein Collection After Party. That lovely glow wasn't enough to get her into a 30 Seconds to Mars concert, however. The 20-year-old star was turned away from NYC venue Capitale, where her former boy toy's band was playing, because she was underage.

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Mom Jeans Make Big Comeback
By PopCultureWhore

Kate Moss showed up at some fashion event wearing Mom jeans and a ratty t-shirt Pete probably used to clean up his own sick. But given that she’s Kate Moss, expect all major retailers to start stocking these high-waisted monstrosities by month’s end.

I Give It Ten Minutes
By PopCultureWhore

Playboy is fast becoming a genius factory. Playmate Kari Ann Peniche has agreed to marry Aaron Carter – the 18-year-old imp four years her junior. Peniche was stripped of her Miss Teen USA 2003 title after taking it all off for Hef. She even dated Nick Carter before downgrading (if that’s possible) to younger brother Aaron. The Don Juan proposed to Kari Ann in Las Vegas during the Playboy Comedy Tour at the Palms Casino Resort. "Aaron is the most genuine person I know. He's kind, loving, and I love him so much,” she told People. I wonder if we'll get to see their romance unfold on the Carter's new E! reality TV series? Probably not, because that would require us to actually watch it. Hopefully Aaron will sing THIS at the wedding reception. Click HERE for NSFW snaps from Kari Ann's Playboy pictorial.