No American Idol-tery Here!

September 3, 2009

jim_verraros_1Now, I know many wouldn’t have a clue who he is but my gays surely remember American Idol first season contestant Jim Verraros.

Sure, it has nothing to do with his stint on AI and has everything to do with the fact that the out-and-proud and once-portly contestant lost tons of weight and parlayed a career in gay cinema by starring in part of the cult-following-ish Eating Out indie flix series.
Well, Verraros is set to marry his partner of almost four years, Bill Brennan.  The couple met on of all places Myspace and have been inseparable since.  There seems to be a huge age difference between the pair, not to mention some interesting photos of really nice property amid  lavish acreage they probably share.  Wonder who is pulling in the dollars?  Could it be the B-list, psedu-celeb with an indie-flick under his belt?  Or the older gentleman caller with the frosted tips and greying roots?  Hmmm…  I am kidding.  No speculations here.  I am happy for the… gold-digger and the hare…  I mean couple.  I kid, I kid.

File under: Their wedding website is really looking like a Star Jones wedding blitz mishap.


Jon Gosselin tells his sad sad tale!

September 3, 2009

57981223Though it very well should be a little too late to be seeking sympathy from the masses, Jon Gosselin of TLC’s Jon and Kate Plus Eight—  who has been TOOLing it up everywhere these days — wants it, wants it bad.  And he’s not afraid to boo-hoo his way further into tool-dom to get it either.

He will be appearing on ABC’s Primetime September 8th where he too will detail the reasons for the demise of his 10 year relationship to Kate Gosselin. (Kate previously appeared on the Today Show with her side of things.)

He says that he was taking “a lot of abuse” from Kate and complains extensively that while she was out promoting her book and the show (that they both share the bill on mind you) poor little A+-for-no-effort father was at home taking care of the kids.  Boo hoo.

He also talks about the manly man incident when the cops were called to their Pennsylvania home.  Apparently, he wouldn’t let Kate in the gate because he wanted to ostensibly spend more time with his kids.  The cops were called and Jon gloats that Kate’s waterworks didn’t well…work and she had to leave.

File under: Can this guy get any more annoying?  Um, I guess.  One more Ed Hardy ill-fitting shirt or psedu-celeb trip to Vegas or torrid story of him using his fame from a show about him and his 8 kids to get chicks and I think I will just barf.  Why would any woman give this man the time of day!

Brody Jenner, Joe Francis: Boys Gone Wild

August 28, 2009
Photo Credit: TMZ

Photo Credit: TMZ

Now, I have no love for any of the parties involved in this crazy story but to hit a lady?  That’s pretty low even for you, Joe Francis!

TMZ reports that Brody Jenner’s wasp-stung lips girlfriend, Jayde Nicole, may be nursing fatter lips after last night’s rumble at an LA nightclub.  Seems Girls Gone Wild creator Francis was hitting “relentlessly” on a mutual friend of Jenner and Nicole’s and when Nicole thought it was a bit too much, she threw a drink on him.

How does the gallant Francis react?  Well, according to Jenner he pulls Nicole’s hair, punches her in the face, and then in a last ditch effort of chivalry, throws her to the ground to only pummel her with kicks.

When both Jenner and Francis were removed from the club, Jenner goes after Francis and punches him in the face.  To add insult to pretty messy injury, Jenner then gets tasered from “someone” (hopefully, a law enforcer and not some random person with a taser gun; who randomly has a taser gun).

Jayde says she will press charges!

File under: Bloody Mess!  See TMZ video HERE!

Kourtney and Kendra on US Weekly cover

August 27, 2009
Photo Credit: US Weekly

Photo Credit: US Weekly

Kourtney Kardashian and Kendra Baskett are showing off their baby bumps on the cover of the new issue of US Weekly.  In the cover story, each talks about their unplanned pregnancies in detail, their workout regimens, mood swings and cravings!

Kardashian reveals about getting pregnant “I forgot to take the pill a few days in a row…” And then, um, yeah, oops.  While Baskett says “We always hinted to each other from the beginning that we wouldn’t mind having kids soon.”

Check it out on the stands!

Me Likey: Brad Goreski

August 26, 2009
Photo Credit: Paper Mag

Photo Credit: Paper Mag

Is it just me or are there others out there who are just absolutely obsessed with The Rachel Zoe Project’s Brad Goreski?  Truly Bravo’s hit show break-out star, Goreski had quickly became my guilty pleasure!  I kept my adoration at bay too long for fear I would be subject of ridicule or some revocation of a “cool card” I never truly had in the first place.  But I am here, I am queer, and ME LIKEY him!

Yeah, so when a light glimmers on him in a certain fashion, Goreski can resemble a cuter Too Close for Comfort’s attic-dwelling Monroe Ficus.  Yeah, so he can be over-the-top campy but there is still something so endearing about the specs-wearing, bow tie-sporting fashionisto and I can’t get enough. Not to mention he’s pretty darn funny too.  Me likey, me likey a lot!

It’s no surprise — much to my chagrin, as our personalities are so similar — ill-disposed Taylor Jacobson was someone I had to hate last season.  As she berated my cutey-pie Goreski — even making him cry on numerous occasions —  I just couldn’t get in her corner no matter how hard I tried. This season though,  their relationship seems to have morphed into some pseudo-amicable thing. We’ll see how long that lasts!

Anyhoo, the fashion-mongrel I am, I thought I would be helplessly glued to see what Zoe was up to but I find myself, much like last season, more interested in the foibles of her two assistants.  This season seems full of over-the-top fashion-related drama… and I am loving every minute of it!


I am Flipping Out over…

August 20, 2009

flipping-out-season-3On its thinly veneered one-dimensional surface, I know I should hate Bravo’s Flipping Out.  I mean it’s OCD-ridden, minutia-harping, ornery star, Jeff Lewis, should be reason enough for this level-headed viewer to tune out and dial into say the latest installment of my DVR-ed Jeopardy. I’ll take REALITY TV for $1,000.

Truth remains though: I actually find Lewis to be rather endearing and downright hilarious most times.  As someone who has worked with the likes of Lewis, I  can appreciate the perfectionism to a fault, the ludicrous requests/demands, and that overall out-of-kilter-ness of creative folk — especially flippers/ specifiers/interior designers/whatever-you-want-to-call-thems.

Add buffers — like adorable Zoila, the fierce me-no-takey-shit housekeeper and Jenni, the calm Zen-master of an assistant — into the Flipping Out mix and we have a show that is a mismatch of temperaments and a wonderful mess of trouble and d-r-a-m-a!

Last season, I witnessed a fellow college alumnus of mine go through the rounds with Lewis, even lasting a whole three months as his assistant.  True, an ivy-league graduate picking up dog poop is a sight I would dub unseen but this said person was also one of the most annoying people I’d ever come across back in those college days so I invited — willed if you will — the trauma Lewis imposed.  Gotta love the effigy!  So effective!

Anyhoo, my own personal demons aside, ha, season 3 seems like it will be every bit as entertaining as seasons before.  Definitely tune in!

File under: Jeff, me likey your two new assistants!  Calling him “she”?  Classic!

Kate Hate!

August 11, 2009

JON20KATE20PLUS20EIGHTSeems like you give peacock-do  Kate Gosselin an inch of a compliment and she takes a mile of attitude and dumps it on you.  So yesterday, I reported that she has been faring a little better than her pudgy ex-mate, Jon Gosselin and now  she had to go and ruin everything by being the shrew she’s been known to be called.

Seems on camera during her interview with the Today Show’s Meredith Vieira she was sweet and as humble as a freshly baked apple pie, but behind the scenes?  Things reportedly got a bit rancid.  A NBC insider/staffer told Chicago Sun-Times’ Bill Zwecker that she was acting the “total bitch” to everyone.

File under: are we really surprised?