Sunday, January 28, 2007

High Maintenance, But Bi-Lingual!
By PopCultureWhore

Judging by the number of hits this blog has received in recent days from people searching for Allison Pearson from E!’s “High Maintenance 90210”, I am apparently not the only one who has an unhealthy relationship with MTV and E! reality TV shows. For those of you not up to speed, Allison and her BFF Rachael were featured on MTV True Life: I’m Getting Plastic Surgery about six years ago and Allison recently appeared on HM90210 as the vapid fiancée of a wealthy music producer.

Since the show’s airing, Allison has made her MySpace page private, so I’ll have to send a friend request so I can join the never ending party train that is her life. The fact that there’s also a best-selling author named Allison Pearson makes it hard to track this young ingénue’s comings and goings via Google. But here’s a random tidbit from the E! message boards:

"I met Alison at the gym this morning while we were waiting for our cars in valet...yes they have valet at gyms in BH. Anyhow, I recognized her from the show I saw with my wife who is a reality fan...and being I have the typical cynical NY attitude I was going to say something with a hint of criticism to her. Until that is she started speaking fluent spanish to the valet attendants who LOVED her! So I just decided to say hello and tell her my wife was a fan of the show, and she couldn't have been a sweeter person. We laughed about her "onscreen persona" and she called the show "really silly". I was also BLOWN AWAY when Jay-Z, who had been working out at the gym also, came over with his body guard to say hi. Apparently he knows her fiancee. To make a VERY LONG story short don't judge a person before you meet them like I did. I was very impressed with her otherwise I wouldn't be at work typing this long stupid story.”

Thrilling, I know. Spanish and Jay-Z. Rock on.

My Favorite Whore: Frosty Hardison
By PopCultureWhore

A Seattle area man helped scar his teenage daughter for life when he publicly blasted her seventh-grade teacher for showing Al Gore’s global warming film "An Inconvenient Truth" in science class. "No you will not teach or show that propagandist Al Gore video to my child, blaming our nation -- the greatest nation ever to exist on this planet -- for global warming," Frosty Hardison wrote in an e-mail to the school board. Yeah, his name is Frosty. A guy name Frosty is pissed off about global warming theories. Anyway, this dingbat is an evangelical Christian who believes that a warmer planet is one of the signs that Jesus is on his way back to earth to judge us all. Seems logical. If he actually watched the movie, he’d know that Gore did not place the blame for global warming solely on the United States. Frosty must hate the polar bears.

An 'Office' Wedding
By PopCultureWhore

In honor of their SAG win, a little preview of upcoming nuptials on "The Office." Sadly, it's not Jim and Pam (yet), but Phyllis and her Vance Refridgeration boy toy. More pictures HERE. I don't see Karen (or Andy) in any of these shots. Is the reign of Stamford transplants finally over? Part of the plot apparently has Dwight on the lookout for wedding crashers after Jim convinces him they are targeting Phyllis' wedding.

By PopCultureWhore

The cast of “The Office” won a SAG award for Best Comedic Ensemble tonight, beating out Entourage, Desperate Housewives, Weeds and Ugly Betty. I’m not too sure about the outfit Jan was sporting (blue number third from left below), but kudos to John Krasinski (Jim) for chatting up presenter Mary Tyler Moore while Steve Carrell was accepting the award.

And the award for best line of the evening goes to:

“It’s about all those 10 cast members sitting over there and the other one in rehab.”
- Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra Wilson after winning Female Actor in Drama Series

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Flipping Burgers Is Respectable, Yo
By PopCultureWhore

K-Fed can't win. His commercial for Nationwide Insurance – which features him daydreaming about being a famous rap star while making fries at a fast-food joint – has come under fire from the National Restaurant Association. The group's president says the depiction is insulting, but Nationwide doesn't seem to care. "We're not making fun of anyone, except maybe Kevin Federline," according to a Nationwide flack. Classic. Also classic is a claim by "Star" magazine that K-fed is "begging" Britney to enter rehab.

Posh Braving Mean Streets
By PopCultureWhore

"I'm still finding my way around as LA is a big place I'm trying to work out how to get from Santa Monica to Malibu, and from Brentwood to Bel Air... But we'll get there." Send your prayers to Victoria Beckham as she and her driver endure this harrowing ordeal. The former Posh Spice penned this quick hello to fans on her official blog, where she also discussed LA's unseasonably cold weather and her Golden Globes party attire. Be on the lookout for the word "amazing" – since her brainwashing, that seems to be Katie Holmes' word of choice and its looks as though Posh and Becks are headed down the dark alleys of Scientology crazies.

And is Katie Holmes attending a Paris Fashion Week show or getting ready for high tea at the Plaza? This getup makes her look about 65 years old. What are you doing Joey Potter?!

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Celestia Calling Her Home
By PopCultureWhore

Ellen Degeneres should be glad she got out while she did. Her crazy pants ex-girlfriend Anne Heche has reportedly pulled a Tori Spelling and left her husband for a "Men in Trees" co-star. Heche's rep confirmed to ET that the star left husband Coley Laffoon in November but wouldn't comment about a possible on-set romance. Those of you schooled in 90's Hollywood couple drama will know that Heche at one point dated Steve Martin. She later left him for Ellen Degeneres, and Martin is rumored to have written the bitchy Hollywood wannabe character in his 1999 movie "Bowfinger" about Heche. Degeneres and Heche were together for several years until Heche broke it off and was later discovered wandered aimlessly in the California desert mumbling about a voice in her head named Celestia. Um yeah. She married Laffoon in 2001 and the two have a son together.

Is Rehab the New Black?
By PopCultureWhore

No pun intended. "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington has reportedly entered rehab to get a handle on why he used a gay slur in reference to co-star T.R. Knight. He's agreed to undergo a psychological assessment, according to Life & Style Magazine. I can predict the results already – he's a level 5 dumbass. Washington joins Lindsay Lohan, who is also on a somewhat flexible rehab schedule of her own – one that appears to require almost no face-time at rehab and continued partying. Someone seems to be missing the point, but isn't that usually the case with Ms. Lohan? Her quest to be part of a widely recognized film has yet to be realized as well. "A Prairie Home Companion" got lackluster response and "Bobby" was shut out of yesterday's Academy Award nominations.

Hef Likes 'Em Plastic, Kid
By PopCultureWhore

Hugh Hefner has shot down a suggestion that Kelly Osbourne could appear in "Playboy" with the help of Photoshop. "We don't airbrush to that extent," the 80-year-old magazine tycoon says. Ouch! Kelly recently said she'd be willing to go totally nude provided there was "some airbrushing on my tits." I'm all for girl power or whatever, but that's not really something I'd want to see. Anyone who has caught a glimpse of girlfriend number one, Holly Madison, knows that Hef's style is more "blow-up doll come to life" than twice-rehabbed, foul-mouthed rock star child. But as ONTD points out, Hef did allow train wreck and former WWF wrestler Chyna to pose nude (prepare your eyes) for the mag.

Is Diddy Sampling the Sexy?
By PopCultureWhore

Diddy has descended upon Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. He was spotted roaming the streets with several children … and Danity Kane band member Aubrey O'Day. The other fashion-challenged ladies were nowhere in sight ... not even BoomKat?!


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

My Favorite Whore ... Lisa Love
By PopCultureWhore

“The Hills” has returned and our former “Laguna Beach” moppets are at it again. We’re two episodes in and while Lauren (LC) has redeemed herself after ditching a summer Teen Vogue internship in Paris in favor of living with now ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler, her editor Lisa Love felt the need to pour a bit more salt on Lauren’s wound in the season’s debut episode. “How was the summer at the beach with your boyfriend?” she asks coyly when LC and co-worker Whitney return from their summer break. “Did that work out for you?” Snap! I’d say exactly the same thing, of course. It’s just hilarious that a grown woman (and girlfriend is looking haggard) would feel the need to belittle a 20-year-old to such a degree, but that’s why this tripe is so great.

Lauren’s roommate Heidi, meanwhile, is still working the LA club promotion circuit and has picked up a little gem named Spencer Pratt. He drives a BMW despite having a rather nebulous career path managing his best friend, but his look is very porn-esque so I’d keep an eye out for him in the bargain bin of the local adult video store.

Spencer manages to bring Heidi’s now enemy Audrina to the opening of LA nightclub Area and convince both women that he can’t stand the other one, despite them both being in the same room. When Heidi is confronted with a pregnancy scare, she decides to “test” Spencer by telling him she might be pregnant when she already knows the test was negative. Because he responded “I’ll do whatever you want to do” rather than pushing her out of the car and speeding off, Heidi figures he’s a good catch. Too bad he goes home and calls up Audrina for a date, though she wisely deflects his advances.

Coincidentally, Spencer’s BFF is Brody Jenner. The two both appeared on the short-lived Fox reality show “The Princes of Malibu”, in which Brody, his brother and their friend Spencer annoyed the shit out of music producer step-father David Foster. Brody also dated former LB star and LC enemy Kristin Cavallari. When Heidi suggests that she, Spencer, LC and Brody all double date, LC exclaims “But he’s been with Kristin! He’s tainted!” Then she goes out with him anyway. He spends the entire date complementing her smile and batting his oddly long eye lashes. He has about as much natural charm as a “Road Rules” cast member after a booze-fueled night in a South American dive bar, but LC falls for it anyway and arrives home like a smitten school girl.

Monday, January 22, 2007

"Can We Take a Break?"
By PopCultureWhore

So I just killed about 15,000 brain cells and watched “High Maintenance 90210” on E! It was the episode that featured Allison Pearson, who made her reality TV debut six years ago on “True Life: I’m Getting Plastic Surgery”. Back then, a 19-year-old Allison and best friend Rachael (dubbed Sugar and Spice) got various plastic surgeries for all the world to see (Click HERE for a clip). Since then, she has apparently married a wealthy music producer named Andy, but still can’t manage to do much more each day than buy expensive clothing and drink wine. She is on the E! show now because her husband hired her a personal assistant to help her “organize her life”. Instead, she spends $1,000 on a sweatshirt for her new boy toy assistant, buys herself a $20,000 necklace and refuses to focus for more than five minutes on a closet reorganization effort before she pops open a bottle of bubbly. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we can also get another glimpse into Allison’s life via her MySpace page (where she's only listed as "In a Relationship" and not "Married" btw).

Click HERE for a clip of Allison on HM90210.

Allison and Rachael (still BFF!) show off the doctor's good work ...

These two look like they could be Allison and Rachael's mothers but sadly, I believe they are just friends who have tanned and drank a bit too much ...

Uh, I think this might be her "husband" Andy? Ew ...

Hilary Redux
By PopCultureWhore

Chad Lowe’s new girlfriend, producer Kim Painter, is giving me a Hilary Swank vibe. It’s probably the bangs. I watched “The Black Dahlia” recently and had to turn it off because it was so awful. Josh Hartnett garbled his words and Hilary as a femme fatale was laughable. She should go back to Beverly Hills and romance Steve Sanders on 90210. That Ewok-looking child and Hilary’s early 90’s bangs had Steve wondering if he should unbutton the top button on his patterned silk shirts, trim the mullet and ditch the Corvette for a mini-van. Alas, it was not meant to be. Hilary had karate kids to vanquish and Steve had to develop a heroin addiction and throw Donna Martin off a cliff. Or something. Hilary's ex Chad, meanwhile, is prepping to help Jack Bauer save the world on '24'.


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Frosty Tips and Attitudes
By PopCultureWhore

I’ve never really been a big Angelina fan but tonight sort of cinched that deal. Perhaps she was trying to let her nominee boyfriend Brad have the spotlight but girlfriend might have well been wearing a “I’d Rather Be Adopting” t-shirt and spit on anyone who spoke to her. She could not have looked more bored and I personally could not be more bored with the Earth Mother/Homewrecker routine. I hope Jennifer’s BFF Courtney Cox put some extra strength ex-lax in Angie’s white wine spritzer.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Golden Globes: The Good
By PopCultureWhore

Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl stole the show from her rail thin co-star Ellen Pompeo.

Dear Santa, please let me look this good at 61. Amen.

White washes Kate Winslet out a bit, but I love her so I don't really care.

As my roommate said, "He has great hair."

Forget George Clooney. Aaron Eckhart was much more the matinee idol this year.

Lance who?
Golden Globes: The Bad
By PopCultureWhore

Ring the alarm! The Cheetah Room's best gal is taking the stage in five minutes.

Cameron, I know having to be at an award's ceremony with your ex so soon after the breakup has to be rough, but no need to line your frock with tissues. And please don't tell me you're picking up where Christina Aguilera left off with the red lipstick.

What is that wrapped around Eva Longoria's chest? It could've been lovely without the jeweled leash. I expected one of the other housewives to be leading her around like the show pony she is.

Jennifer Garner is straight out of "The Ice Storm" with this 70s outfit. Make sure Ben doesn't pick J'Lo's keys out of the bowl by the front door or you'll be stuck with Skeletor!

A Victoria's Secret bra wrapped in brown saran wrap? Didn't those ghosts she chats with tell Jennifer Love Hewitt that this looked hideous?

Vanessa Williams REALLY wishes she could've played the Diana Ross character in "Dreamgirls".
Golden Globes: Undecided
By PopCultureWhore

Penelope Cruz in Chanel? Borderline Scarlett O'Hara at a funeral. The neckline is flattering but the layers make her look a little like a tiered cake.

Drew Barrymore in lavender. Beautiful color; tad shapless. Charlie's Angel does a toga party?

Well J. Lo, I don't hate it. But let's dump the Grecian wrap dresses and give Jessica Biel a run for her bootylicous behind in something a little more curve hugging.

Cute, but a little casual for the Golden Globes. Tina Fey doesn't really strike me as the ball gown type, but I know from watching "30 Rock" that she's recovered her figure post-baby so don't hide it under such a massive, billowing skirt!

Same goes for Reese in the tennis club afternoon tea getup.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Don't Stare Directly at the Lohan
By PopCultureWhore

The celebs are doing their best at helping me unearth childhood memories this weekend. Lohan finally got her chance at hawking designer duds with the ad above for Miu Miu. Unfortunately she's reminding me more of the Raggedy Ann doll Apple from Jim Henson's "The Christmas Toy" than haute couture goodness. Perhaps Apple finally escaped the playroom, ditched the pinafore and made it big in fashion. Rugby is definitely her stylist.

I'm Forever Your Drunk
By PopCultureWhore

Paul Abdul appeared on a local Seattle news show this week to promote the newest season of “American Idol” in a state that most would refer to as “blitzed out her mind.” Her spokesperson blamed Paula’s incessant weaving and questionable speech patterns on “technical difficulties” with the TV station, but Paula didn’t seem to have any trouble hearing the questions …

The many faces of Paula include:

Crazy Aunt Hilda ...


Sleepy time!

Cletus from The Simpsons ...

And the most classic drunk face ever. How many times have I made this face in the mirror after five cranberry vodkas? About 47,325.

For your viewing pleasure, the train wreck in its entirety: