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Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Friday, September 26, 2008

"I don't give a shit what those pinkos over in Russia say. You want to be a loser - you go live in Russia," Paul Gleason, "Johnny Be Good"

I miss Gleason as that guy was hilarious and a fine character actor. Regardless, my spirits are high today as I have to slug through work before cutting out early and heading for the Austin City Limits music festival. This 3-day weekend is an endurance test, however, it should be a fine time filled with bands, beer and port-a-pots (don't care for that last one).

Before I head south towards Zilker Park, however, let's look at the hard stories of the week such as:

Pop star George Michael was arrested for possession of drugs (again).

The Sunday People newspaper said Michael, 45, was arrested in a public toilet in the north London suburb of Hampstead after being found in possession of crack cocaine and marijuana.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan police said: "I can confirm that a 45-year-old man was arrested on September 19 on suspicion of possession of drugs in the Hampstead Heath area."

I can confirm that man was George Michael, and that George Michael will be caught with drugs again in a public restroom and the only real question is whether another man will be involved as Michael generally likes to mix his pleasures.

Britney's little sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, is now reportedly the focus of a federal pornography investigation as TMZ reported that someone has attempted to sell pictures of Jamie Lynn breast-feeding her baby girl - and one of the photos shows Jamie Lynn's bare breast. Spears is a minor.

The photos were developed at a Louisiana Wal-Mart.

I feel bad for Spears in this case, but I bet the odds are high the breast-feeding pictures were taken of Spears inside a Wal-Mart - or Kentucky Fried Chicken.

David Blaine ended his latest stunt in New York this week amid claims he reneged on his pledge to hang upside down for 60 hours.

The 35-year-old magician was hoisted by his heels over the Wollmann ice rink in New York on Monday, stating he would remain that way until Wednesday night. However, he was seen taking regular breaks on his feet to drink liquids, urinate and undergo medical checks before ending the stunt with a "dive of death" off a 44 foot platform.

Blaine shrugged off criticism during the stunt, telling one interviewer that he was "not going to pee all over myself".

Personally, I have never understood Blaine's appeal and wouldn't mind if somebody shit on his chest.

Pregnant former porn star Jenna Jameson learned this week that she is expecting twins with her partner, Ultimate Fighting Champion Tito Ortiz, according to Perez Hilton. the mother of twins.

"They're having twins," a friend of the superstar told the celebrity blogger. "Jenna and Tito just found out. They are beyond thrilled!"

I'm glad they're thrilled because I have been ecstatic about Jameson's "twins" for years and years and years.

Clay Aiken finally confirmed that he is indeed gay this week as the cover of the latest People magazine shows Aiken holding his infant son, Parker Foster Aiken, with the headline: "Yes, I'm Gay."

Shocking. You could have knocked me down with a feather.

In other coming out news, Lindsay Lohan has finally confirmed the worst-kept secret of the year: she and constant companion Samantha Ronson are a couple.

The confession came on Monday night's episode of the "Loveline" radio show, when Lohan was pressed about her relationship with Ronson and asked how long they have been "together." "For a very long time," Lohan replied.

When asked how long it's been between credible acting jobs, Lohan also replied "a very long time."

Entertainment Tonight" obtained a court order this week which confirmed that Sharon Stone has lost physical custody of her 8-year-old son Roan, despite her court pleas to change the arrangement.

According to court documents, Phil Bronstein "shall have permanent sole physical custody of child. Court finds that Respondent (Sharon Stone) failed to meet her burden of proof and denies Respondent's (Sharon Stone's) request for modification of custody. The judge also notes this order is permanent unless there is a change of circumstances."

Reasons for the decision were murky, however, Stone's decision-making abilities were repeatedly called into question when Bronstein's lawyers screened "Basic Instinct 2" for the judge.

As always, let's end on a high note with:

I never feel shame while standing alone in the dark holding a balloon. So, follow your own path, feel free to dim the lights and use some helium and Happy Friday!



  1. Heff Says:
  2. Excellent Hollywood coverage as always. Looks like I won't be the only one drunk surrounded by loud music this weekend. God Help Us Both.

    Have a good one, 2Dollar.

  3. Anonymous Says:
  4. I miss Paul Gleason too. He was always good at being bad but in a good way in every movie I've ever seen him in.

    Have fun at the festival!

  5. Heff - You should think about Butlik for ACL 2009 - I'd be there for sure. Have a hell of a good show and weekend.

    WhatIgot - Gleason was spectacular. You are spot-on there as even when he was playing an asshole, he was likable (and that's not easy). Thanks on the festival as it should be fun. Have a good one.

  6. JLee Says:
  7. I guess a "very long time" to a 22 year old is what, 6 months? ha
    Have a great time at ACL and watch out for those port-o-lets. ha (watch out for George Michael lurking by one as well)

  8. Wendy Says:
  9. I am trying to figure out the appeal of public restrooms. So many celebrities and politicians are found doing naughty things in them. When I'm in a public restroom, I just find myself trying not to touch door handles, toilets or water faucets.

  10. Jlee - Ha. I didn't even consider that Michael might be lurking there. Good tip indeed. And I figure it's a sliding scale for a very long time, especially in Hollywood. Have a great weekend.

    Wendy - I agree. With very few exceptions (some of the Vegas ones in the nice hotels being those), I do NOT linger inside public restrooms for any reason at all. Bizarre.

  11. I look forward to a day when someone's sexuality isn't something they need to hide.

    I lauged at Wendy's comment, because I was thinking the same thing... doesn't this Dude have a few extra rooms in his houses that aren't being used? He can't keep this schnizz at home? What is the allure of a public bathroom? I get in and get OUT so fast, I don't have time to even put my purse down.

    Have a great time at the Music Festival - if I remember correctly you went last year? It's a perfect weekend to take a break from the news and just have fun.

    Happy Friday!

  12. Linda Says:
  13. Such stunners this week. George Michael and drugs? Spears in Walmart? David Blaine doing something stupid and boring? Clay Aiken Gay? Wow.... Have fun at the music fest. Happy Friday!

  14. Anonymous Boxer - I think we're inching ever so slowly towards that day. I agree with you and Wendy about public bathrooms 100%. And I did go the ACL fest last year (actually past 3 years) as it's a tradition with my dad, my brother and me. Have a great weekend.

    Linda - Shocking news, eh? I'm rarely shocked anymore as it's usually just confirmations of long-standing thoughts or repeated stupidity. Ha. Happy Friday to you.

  15. Miss Ash Says:
  16. Awww poor George!! Why public restrooms...why why????

    Have a great time at the festival....and you don't need to use the port a potty...piss on a tree :)

  17. Have fun at the music festival. I saw the line up, and I'd love to be there.

  18. Have fun at the festival. But I guarantee that there is no helium in that balloon. UFC champions and porn stars. That kid is screwed.

  19. cats Says:
  20. gleason, and now paul newman. sigh

  21. Miss Ash - George is far too old and been caught too many times to feel sorry for by this point. And yes, I would much prefer a tree versus the port, but this behavior might get me arrested and cause me to miss a band I wanted to see. Dammit.

    Native Minnow - Thanks and it was definitely a good time as the weather was the best it's been out of the past 4 years. A very well-run festival.

    Getoffmylawn - That's a fair point about the balloon as it's likely been blown up the old-fashioned way. As for that kid, he will either have one foot in the hole or become the greatest person to ever walk this Earth. There's not much in between I'm afraid.

    Cats - I know. That was very sad about Newman as I had a feeling, but it was still a poor way to end the weekend hearing that news.

  22. Gypsy Says:
  23. You gotta hand it to Sharon Stone, I don't know what kind of mother she is but she certainly scrubs up well for a woman her age.

    Now I'm not one to rag on your gold image at the end, but that girl seriously needs a hamburger or a decent feed unless you like women with no meat on their bones.


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