By brendon February 19, 2013 @ 5:41 PM
Gothamist says today that, despite yesterdays damning New York Post story that claimed to have witnesses, audio, and video evidence of Alec Baldwin threatening a female reporter and calling a black photographer a “coon” among other things, the Post has yet to produce any of this evidence and a source who has heard the Baldwin audio says “there is NO mention of a racial slur on the tape.”
The Post has yet to produce the audio they claim proves Baldwin slung the racial slurs, and yesterday, when we spoke to Baldwin again, he told us, “I am fascinated that the Post seems to have cameras everywhere… and handheld still cameras that have a video capacity—most paparazzi I know can shoot both with the same camera. And here we have a young woman there with a microphone and a camera, and they seem to have the capacity to record everything, and they can’t seem to produce an example of me saying a racial epithet.”
So, either the Post is lying to a shocking degree (would not be the first time, btw), or the person who heard the audio and said “there is NO mention of a racial slur on the tape” was Quentin Tarantino. “I mean, Baldwin did say ‘n****r’ a few dozen times, but I didn’t pick up on any racial inferences.”
(image source of alec getting coffee today – inf)
By brendon February 19, 2013 @ 5:01 PM
Lindsay Lohan would be lucky to get an energy drink promotion where they didn’t charge her for the cans she opened, but instead she wants half a million dollars to go to Dubai and promote Mr. Pink. This is the same drink she promoted back in October, which had absolutely no effect on its brand recognition or approval. Or at least she would have done this except for her multiple court dates and probation.
“Lindsay wants $500k for an appearance in Dubai to promote Mr. Pink’s Ginseng Energy Drink, which executives at the company are balking at. Mr. Pink is prepared to offer the actress $200k, and would pay for all of LiLo’s travel expenses,” a source told Radar.
“However, the trip might not happen at all because of Lindsay’s criminal past and current pending criminal charges. Dubai has very strict laws about convicted criminals entering the country, and Lindsay is still on probation for a necklace theft case.”
This is not really relevant but I hate the way Lindsay wears hats. It’s as if someone put it on her while she was passed out, and had to do it really gently, and then she got up and left and just never noticed. Either that or shes hiding stuff under there. So in hindsight maybe it was relevant.
(image source of lindsay being screened at lax, and then somehow being let in = bauer griffin)
By brendon February 19, 2013 @ 3:11 PM
Katherine Webb, the girl made famous because she was the 2012 Miss Alabama and dates the Crimson Tide quarterback, was in LA yesterday to film scenes for ‘Celebrity Diving’, even though there’s no fucking way that’s really a TV show.
After that I assume she had a photo shoot for ‘Boring 7′ magazine because I just don’t get this girls appeal at all. There’s nothing wrong with her, but there’s nothing right with her either. She’s just a person. You could go to the mall and pass Katherine Webb 10 times and never know it. Her only hope of a career in Hollywood is if someone like Britney hires her so Britney can look over and feel pretty about herself.
By brendon February 19, 2013 @ 2:39 PM
Fergie and Josh Duhamel have been married since 2009, and started dating in 2004, which actually makes them one of the most normal couples in Hollywood. She was even cool enough to dress up as Lindsay Lohan for Halloween but skip the easy orange jumpsuit thing. So, other than the fact that babies are awful, I guess it makes sense that they would finally settle down and start a family.
“Josh & Me & BABY makes three!” Fergie, 37, tweeted, and Duhamel, 40, retweeted.
The amazing I mean awful part is that’s the exact same kind of line she writes for her songs, and it would have been one of the best lyrics she’s ever written.
By brendon February 18, 2013 @ 3:38 PM
CHARLIE SHEEN – will pay the $10,000 needed to buy a golden retriever specially trained to turn on lights, pick up objects, and other everyday situations, for a 15-year-old girl (that he has never met) who was crippled in an accident. In a related story, I waved someone though in traffic today. I’M AN AMAZING MAN! (nydn)
MAYA RUDOLPH – is pregnant for the fourth time. Which beats the number of times I assumed anyone (much less the brilliant Paul Thomas Anderson) would have sex with her by 4. (hollywood reporter)
JERRY BUSS – has owned the Lakers since 1979, during which the team won an amazing 10 championships, died today at the age of 80. Kobe Bryant will try several dozen times but eventually miss the funeral. (la times)
DREW BARRYMORE didn’t wear any makeup to visit an art gallery in Beverly Hills with her husband Will Kopelman, who had to be thrilled by the endless reminders that even ordinary things can be kinda pretty if someone adds some color and applies even the slightest bit of fucking effort. (fame/flynet)
By brendon February 18, 2013 @ 12:27 PM
Alec Baldwin grabbed a female NY Post reporter by her arm, reportedly said, “I want to choke you to death”, then called a black photographer a “coon”, a “crackhead” and “a drug dealer” (though to be fair about that last part, many people in this economy do work more than one job).
Baldwin was asked for comment on a lawsuit against his wife, Hilaria, involving her work as a yoga instructor.
(He) grabbed the reporter, Tara Palmeri, by her arm and told her, “I want you to choke to death,” Palmeri told police, for whom she played an audiotape of the conversation.
He then called G.N. Miller — a decorated retired detective with the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau and a staff photographer for The Post — a “coon, a drug dealer.’’
At one point, Miller showed Baldwin ID to prove he’s a retired NYPD cop, which Baldwin dismissed as “fake.”
Cops were called, and Miller, 56, and Baldwin, 54, both filed harassment claims against each other.
Of course this all comes from the Post, this is their version of events, so take away the independent witnesses, and the audio and video evidence of him doing these things, and it’s really just their word against his.
(image source of baldwin and his piece of ass wife hilaria the last time he did something similar back in june = inf)