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Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Friday, July 25, 2008

"No, bullshit, because I wasn't WITH a hooker today, ha-HA!" - Ben Affleck, "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"


Say what you will about his movie choices, Affleck can poke fun at himself with the best of them. But since no prostitutes are in my plans today either, let's instead focus on the hard news stories of the week such as:

Salma Hayek has now called off her engagement to businessman Francois-Henri Pinault. The couple announced their plans to wed in March 2007, and welcomed a daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, several months later.

"We are sad to announce the engagement of Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault has been canceled," publicist Cari Ross said in a statement. "There will be no further comment."


In a related story, I’m moving to Utah where bigamy can blossom as Hayek might need a shoulder to cry on and a man to wed.

Batman star Christian Bale was arrested Tuesday over allegations of assault involving Bale's mother and sister at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Sunday night, a day before the European premiere of his latest film, "The Dark Knight."

Asked whether Bale was in custody, a police spokesman did not refer to him by name but said: "A 34-year-old man attended a central London police station this morning by appointment and was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault."

Bale has denied the allegations and reports have surfaced that argument began over a request for money by his mother and sister.


I guess this little art-house picture called "The Dark Knight" needed additional publicity to earn a bit of money at the box office.

Jessica Simpson's debut country performance didn't sit well with fans at the Country Thunder USA Festival in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin as the singer was booed as she walked onto the stage wearing Daisy Dukes, a white button-down and cowboy boots.


In fairness, the crowd might have been booing in response to Simpson's role in "The Dukes of Hazzard" or simply her fashion sense.

A court sentenced musician Kid Rock to 12 months probation and six hours of anger management counseling for his involvement in a post-concert fight at a Waffle House near Atlanta last year.

Rock was also sentenced on Monday to 80 hours of community service and fined $1000, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


If Rock was lucky, his sentence would have also banned him from eating a Waffle House ever again.

50 Cent has sued Taco Bell, claiming the fast-food restaurant chain is using his name without permission in advertising that asks him to call himself 99 Cent.

The rapper says in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that the Mexican-themed chain features him in a print ad asking him to change his name to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent. His real name is Curtis Jackson.

Lawyer, Peter D. Raymond, said his client didn't learn about the letter or that he was featured in the ad campaign until he saw a news report about it. Raymond said his client is seeking $4 million in damages.


For even $4 dollars in damages, 50 Cent could purchase everything on the menu at a Taco Bell (and then have his stomach pumped).

Lawyers for Brad Pitt on Thursday threatened legal action against anyone publishing recent photographs they say were taken by paparazzi of the actor and his newly enlarged family at their French estate.

Pictures of Pitt and his family in France were "surreptitiously" snapped using a powerful telephoto lens and sold to an unidentified buyer, the Los Angeles lawyers said in a letter published by the U.S. Web site The Smoking Gun.


I can't wait until these pictures get out because I've never seen shots of Brad and Angelina's family - it's been such a mystery up to this point.

Emmy-winning actress Estelle Getty, best known as a wise-cracking octogenarian on the popular 1980s and '90s sitcom "The Golden Girls," died on Tuesday. She was 84.

"As of 5:35 this morning surrounded by her family in her Hollywood Hills home, Estelle Getty passed away peacefully in her sleep of natural causes," her longtime manager, Alan Siegel, said in a statement.


I always liked Getty and was sad to see her pass on.

But let's not end on a down note, and we'll use this gold image instead:


They say smoking and long legs being wrapped around your throat are bad for your health. I'm not sure they are, however, sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and live a little. So, don't be afraid to find the edge today, remember that 2 is often better than 1 and . . . Happy Friday!

-BDS

15 comments

  1. Heff Says:
  2. That's a rather nice shot of Hayek "blossoming" that you posted.

    The Christian Bale photo with the dude in make-up in the background is HILARIOUS. "The Joker FUCKING ROCKS !!"

    I don't know why the Wisconsin crowd booed Jessica Simpson. I'd give anything to see her Twin Lakes.

    I think Kid Rock should have been sentence to 80 hours at the Waffle House myself.

    "Poor Fity...He needed the money..."

    I could die happily if I never heard another think about Brad Shit.

    Rest in peace, Estelle.

    And in closing, "smoking and long legs being wrapped around your throat". Thanks for giving me a weekend goal, 2Dollar. Have a good one !

     
  3. Brad and Angelina have kids?!

     
  4. Heff - I appreciate the detail here. I agree about Rock and almost went that route on the joke myself, the Joker always rocks, and I am a big fan of Hayek. Huge.

    Native Minnow - That's the rumor, however, I can't verify it as this stage.

     
  5. I was very sad to hear Estelle Getty has passed on. I thought she was wonderful in every role I've ever seen her play.

     
  6. The Troll Says:
  7. That Hayek chick has a nice rack. Is she an actress or a singer or an heiress or what?

     
  8. Gypsy Says:
  9. Hells Bells, having a child certainly agrees with Salma. Why didn't my breasts balloon like that and I had twins? (It's ok B, that's a rhetorical question).


    I was saddened to hear about Estelle Getty. The Golden Girls was once my very favourite show largely due to Estelle and Bea Arthur's humour.


    Well I must go to bed now I've had my QHF fix..it's already early hours of Saturday morning here. Great as usual B and thanks as always for the update on the important news.

     
  10. Linda Says:
  11. I spent more Saturday nights than I should admit, with The Golden Girls. Estelle Getty, as Sophia, was pretty damned funny. Gotta love reruns. I too could care less about photos of the Pitt brood. Isn't it just a bit creepy for grown men to be hiding in the bushes taking photos of children? ewwwwwww Happy Friday!!

     
  12. I know, I just can't get my day started if I don't see yet another picture of The Jolie-Pitt Family.

    I think Kid Rock is the only person who's mug shot looks better than all of the other pictures I see of him. The Dude could use a day at a SPA.

    Have a great weekend, Happy Friday!

     
  13. Miss Ash Says:
  14. I've started watching TMZ (don't judge me haha) and I'm actually in the know for once on most of these items.

    I didn't know Estelle passed away though ... I really enjoyed her in the Golden Girls so that was sad to hear *sniff*

     
  15. WhatIgot - I agree. That was a downer this week.

    TheTroll - She's an actress and that was from a guest appearance on "Ugly Betty" (TV Show). I've admired her work for a long while.

    Gypsy - I'm glad you stayed up across the world and that you can sleep well knowing that you are up on current events. Ha. And yes, Bea and Estelle had good chemistry together. Have a great weekend.

    Linda - You're right about the photographers as I hadn't even thought about that perspective. And I also spent many Saturday nights as a kid watching the Golden Girls, which looking back was an odd show to watch for a young boy. Ha.

    Anonymous Boxer - That's pretty funny about Rock as it definitely runs the other way for most celebs. Ha. I might care about the Pitt-Jolie thing if the pictures were strictly of Jolie in various clothing, however, that is not the case here. Happy Friday to you.

    Miss Ash - You won't read blogs at work, but you will watch TMZ? What is happening up North? Ha. Don't answer that, and be careful about TMZ as that will rot your brain right through the middle. QHF is all you ever need to know . . . Have a good weekend.

     
  16. Wendy Says:
  17. What, no comment about Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman?

     
  18. Wendy - You shouldn't go on vacation . . . you miss things last LAST week's QHF. Ha. I was sad to see them disappear into the Hollywood ether.

     
  19. vivavavoom Says:
  20. RIP Rose!

     
  21. JLee Says:
  22. I think it's cool Affleck can make fun of himself too. (and Matt Damon..ha)
    That whole Christian Bale thing is just weird, but how could he do wrong? He's Batman for Christ's sake! ;)

     
  23. Vivavavoom - You said it.

    Jlee - I agree about Damon as he's funny in that film as well. As for Bale, it is just weird and I have no idea what the real story is from that one, but as you noted, he is Batman, so things can't be that bad. ha.

     

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