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Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Friday, April 04, 2008

"Sometimes I got so bored of trying to touch her breast that I would try to touch her between her legs. It was like trying to borrow a dollar, getting turned down, and asking for 50 grand instead." - John Cusack, "High Fidelity"

I plan to ask for no money today, although I might just earn some before I slip out of the office and into the weekend. But before I address my stack of projects, let's tackle some important stories such as:

Donald Trump wants Ashley Alexander Dupre - the high-priced escort who took down Eliot Spitzer - to join the cast of his new MTV reality show.

Sources say The Donald thinks the Dupre would be perfect for the My Fair Lady-style reality show, which is based on the U.K. show called "Ladette to Lady," and will tackle a group of 15 hard-partying young women and send them off to a boarding school where they will be taught how to become more ladylike.

I hate to even think of what Trump will do for a casting call with Dupre, although I'm sure he afford the $4,300 meeting.

Jessica Simpson was released from the hospital this week after being treated for a "minor kidney infection" at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The "minor kidney infection" is also known as "Chlamydia" in certain medical circles.

New Kids On The Block announced they are reuniting, and plan to release a new album and go on tour. The reunion comes 20 years after the release of the group's multi-platinum album, "Hanging Tough."

The only difference is the band has been re-named "Old Men Desperate For Cash," but I think it still boasts a certain appeal.

A woman who was ordered to stay away from John Cusack was arrested on suspicion of stalking the actor and violating a restraining order.

Emily Leatherman was taken into custody Sunday after Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were called to Cusack's neighborhood, where a cab driver reported that a passenger didn't have enough money to pay for the ride to get there, sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Monday.

"He (Cusack) told them he recognized the woman in the cab and that she had been stalking him," Whitmore said.

It was unclear from the reports whether Leatherman stood outside Cusack's gate wearing a trench coat and sporting a boom box playing "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel - but I wouldn't bet against it.

Woody Allen on Monday sued American Apparel Inc claiming the U.S. clothing company used his image in advertising on billboards and the Internet without his consent.

The ads show Allen dressed as a rabbi according to the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Allen said he was neither contacted by the company nor compensated for the use of his image and is asking for damages in excess of $10 million.

"Allen does not engage in the commercial endorsement of products or services in the United States," according to the lawsuit.

Based on his history, however, Allen obviously endorses things from Asia.

After retiring as Regis' sidekick eight years ago, Kathie Lee Gifford announced her return to television this week as the co-anchor for the fourth hour of NBC's Today Show.

"I am truly honored to join the Today Show family, many of whom have been friends and colleagues of mine for years," Gifford said in a statement. "And I'm especially looking forward to working with Hoda, a bright and beautiful woman I admire very much. Together I hope we will bring a fresh and fun perspective to the topics that affect all of our daily lives."

I'm sure a distinct lack of money has been affecting Gifford's daily life since she has been virtually unemployed for the past seven years.

Jay-Z obtained a marriage license this week fueling speculation that he might marry Beyonce in the next few months, according to People magazine.

A source said the couple received the license, which is valid for 60 days, Tuesday morning. Knowles, 26, and Carter, 38, have been dating since 2002, but have been reluctant to discuss their relationship publicly.

The marriage was postponed for years due to fighting about which of their songs the couple will use for their first dance following the nuptials. Jay Z's "99 Problems (But a Bitch Ain't One)" finally triumphed over "Crazy in Love."

Jay Leno apologized Tuesday for asking actor Ryan Phillippe to give him his "gayest look" during his late-night show last week.

"In talking about Ryan's first role, I realize that what I said came out wrong. I certainly didn't mean any malice. I agree it was a dumb thing to say, and I apologize," Leno said in a statement.

Philippe also apologized for having so many to choose from that he refused to play along with Leno's trick.

As always, let's end with a gold image like:

I suddenly feel like stretching out on a couch for hours and hours. So, watch out for bumps in the road today, don't fret about plowing ahead through any rough patches and . . . Happy Friday!



  1. You know it's a slow week for celeb trash news when Woody Allen is on the right side of the scandal and somebody is stalking John Cusack. Seriously, John Cusack? What, were all the real stars taken by other stalkers? This chick had to settle for John Cusask. Who's next? Me? You? I got it, the next celeb to get stalked, the girl who played Rudy on the Cosby Show.

  2. Miss Ash Says:
  3. NKOTB I just might go!! I saw them when I was like 12....I think it would be funny!

    John Cusack was just in Toronto at my fav radio station, granted the conversation was a little boring and I turned it off.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. WhatIgot - I'm trying to remember the girl who played Rudy's name. Doe Keisha Knight-Pullman or something sound right? I swear it's 3 names. Anyway, I suppose the law of averages would eventually find Allen on the right side of a scandal. Maybe.

    Miss Ash - It might be funny, but I imagine that's about it. Then again, nostalgia can be a good time - if the prices are low enough. Have a good weekend.

  5. nobich Says:
  6. Happy Friday Guys!!!

  7. JLee Says:
  8. I like the John Cusack themed Friday post. Hey, I might stalk him. ha

    I didn't realize there was such an age difference between Jay Z and Beyonce? Your blog is so informative, 2D! Happy Friday...

  9. Nobich - Happy Friday to you. Enjoy it.

    Jlee - I try. These details are important. Ha. I've always liked Cusack's movies, although that's where it ends with me as that woman looks more than a little scary. Have a great weekend.

  10. BostonPobble Says:
  11. So much silliness this week. Kathy Lee scares me just a bit in the same way that the Burger King mascot does.

  12. goingon27 Says:
  13. holy crap! what happened to woody! Still writing awesome posts man.

  14. Bostonpobble - I'm as big a fan of silliness as I am of the Burger King mascot. Seriously. I love that guy because he is so damn creepy. Ha.

    Goingon27 - Thanks and sometimes even Woody feels the cold sting of ridiculous events. It's a constant danger I feel virtually every day.

  15. Heff Says:
  16. Good Lord ! Cusack's stalker has a bitchin' case of Rosacea ! No wonder the County was called in.

  17. Linda Says:
  18. Spitzer brought himself down. I think John Cusack's worth stalking, though I'd be afraid his sister could kick my ass!! Happy Friday!

  19. Heff - She looks pretty rough and at the end of her rope, which is a bad combination in general and even worse for stalking I imagine. Brutal indeed.

    Linda - Happy Friday. Cusack is one of my favorite actors, and I think his sister has good comic timing (and likely could beat my ass too). And yes, Spitzer certainly brought himself down - no question about it.

  20. vivavavoom Says:
  21. needed the recap...been out of the loop. seems like a slower than average rehabs

  22. Grace Says:
  23. Yeah, that pic of Woody Allen is terrible.

    NKOTB reuniting, huh? That's actually kind of cool.

  24. High Fidelity - what a great movie! Lame as this sounds, that movie inspired the way I arrange the CDs on my CD rack: Autobiographically. Other people hate it because they have to look through everything to find it, but it sure makes it easy for me to find anything.

  25. Gypsy Says:
  26. For the love of Auntie Agnes, will you look how late I am again....Sorry BDS but late or not I can't miss my favourite segment of the week.

    It doesn't matter how much money one has it can't buy class - I'm talking about YOU Donald.

    It can't buy brains either but it sure as hell can buy a sensational body - I'm looking at YOU Jessica. In all fairness I know she did work her butt off but those breasts....I've always been a bit suss about them. She looks HOT in those pics though I've got to admit.

    The girl stalking John Cusack!!! That is just tragic on so many levels.

    Great post as usual, yeah and that's a great last shot.

  27. Vivavavoom - I hope the recap helped, and I'm anticipating more rehab stints as we get closer to summer. I'm not sure why as I have empirical evidence, but still . . .

    Grace - It is pretty terrible, and if NKOTB re-uniting is cool, then it must be one of those so bad it's cool type of scenarios, right? Ha.

    Native Minnow - That's great. I actually considered it following the movie, but didn't follow-through as mine as arranged alphabetically (sp?). Anyway, at the end of the day, as long as you can find what you need, then that's all that really matters.

    Gypsy - Better late than never I always say, and I would agree concerning Trump, Cusack and Simpson as I certainly appreciate the latter. Glad you enjoyed it, and I'm trying to keep the pics coming along as well.

  28. The funniest part about the NKOTB thing is that Donnie Wahlberg told the fans not to worry - they would still sing plenty of their old stuff. I'm just curious if they can still dance. HA!

  29. Ha. That is funny as I didn't even realize they had new stuff. We'll see. As for the dancing, I bet it's fine, but I don't really want to know for sure.


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