It may not have come from a masseuse, but Former Vice President Al Gore still got a “happy ending.” On Friday, an Oregon DA’s office cleared him of sexual abuse charges due to “lack of credible evidence.” In June, massage therapist Molly Hagerty claimed that Gore was “a crazed sex poodle” who made “unwanted sexual contact” with her in an upscale Portland hotel room in 2006. At the time, both the vice president and his ex-wife, Tipper Gore, called the charges hogwash. But Portland police have followed through with their investigation and said Friday that a “sustainable criminal case does not exist.” Apparently, Hagerty failed a lie detector test and forensic testing also did not turn up any evidence.
Whew. We’re relieved our Nobel Prize-winning almost-43rd president is still a stand-up guy. [People] Keep reading »
Fresh off his gabfest with the girls last week on “The View,” Sarah Palin is taking a stab at the president’s masculinity. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday” yesterday, she said Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has “the cojones” — Spanish for “balls” — that President Barack Obama “does not have” to deal with illegal immigration. Arizona, as you surely remember, recently passed strict immigration laws which “would make the failure to carry immigration documents a crime and give the police broad power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally,” according to The New York Times. Keep reading »
A chat with Roxana Shirazi is a delight. She’s thoughtful, articulate and you just want to steal that lovely, soft-spoken British accent out of her throat and run off with it. So it’s pretty easy to forget this London-based Iranian author has written the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll memoir about insatiable sex drives, peeing on rock stars, and cunnilingus with groupies.
The Last Living Slut: Born In Iran, Bred Backstage is one of the craziest memoirs I’ve ever read and not just for the stunning narrative arc. Although she writes about childhood growing up in Tehran, Iran, during the Iranian Revolution, and the sexual and physical abuse she suffers from her friends and family, Roxana also gives us a peek into a balls-out, X-rated life most of us couldn’t imagine. Co-published by Neil Strauss, author of The Game, and Anthony Bozza, her book is also about becoming a teenage belly dancer at underground London clubs, then a rock ‘n’ roll scenester who beds her rock star idols — guys from Guns N’ Roses and Buckcherry, to name just a few.
It’s funny. It’s gross. And it’s unlike any memoir I’ve ever read. So I called up the woman who carries around a vibrator in her purse and asked Roxana Shirazi to talk about growing up in a fundamentalist Islamic culture, her abortion, female jealousy, and the meaning of the word “slut.” Keep reading »
It’s been a rough weekend for ol’ Snooki
. Not only was the “Jersey Shore”
star arrested for disorderly conduct on Friday afternoon on a Seaside Heights beach, but she also fell off a parked
bicycle. In a video taken by TMZ just before she was arrested, a slobbering drunk Snooki tries to mount a bicycle but does a face plant on the boardwalk. The emotional rollercoaster took its toll on the young guidette. A witness told The Daily News
that she yelled at arresting police officers, “You can’t tell me what to do‚ I’m Snooki. Do you know who I am? I’m f**king Snooki. You can’t do this to me. I’m f**king Snooki. You guys are going to be sorry for this. Release me!” But throwing a tantrum didn’t work: JWoww tweeted
on Friday afternoon, “Going to bail Snooki out of jail … The things I do for this girl, I swear.”
[NY Daily News]
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“I was completely mental and had just been through so much … I do not want my fans to ever emulate that or be that way. I don’t want my fans to think they have to be that way to be great. It’s in the past. It was a low point, and it led to disaster. … All I will say is I hit rock bottom, and it was enough to send a person over the edge. My mother knew the truth about that day, and she screamed so loud on the other end of the phone, I’ll never forget it. And she said, ‘I’m coming to get you.’ … I cried. I told her I thought my life was over and I have no hope and I’ve worked so hard, and I knew I was good. What would I do now? And she said, ‘I’m gonna let you cry for a few more hours. And then after those few hours are up, you’re gonna stop crying, you’re gonna pick yourself up, you’re gonna go back to New York, and you’re gonna kick some ass.’”
— Lady Gaga is elusive with the details about her past drug use, but tells Vanity Fair that her mother took her to her 82-year-old grandmother’s house in West Virginia to sober up. In the past, Gaga has admitted she did “bags and bags of cocaine.” [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »
Now that the ink is dry on Heidi Montag‘s divorce filing, Spencer Pratt is spilling the beans. Apparently, the epic Spencer/Heidi love story was as fake as Heidi’s new body. “I love Heidi but our marriage was a show – it was part of ‘The Hills’ world,” Spencer said. “And that world is on a sound stage.” But he also alluded to the fact that the couple just wanted different things from their fame whore lives: “It’s clear that reality TV-fame-loving Spencer Pratt does not fit with my ex-wife Heidi Montag’s ambitions for a motion picture actor/pop star career and being a single sex symbol for the world,” he continued. Doesn’t this add a whole new sad layer to the story of Heidi’s 10 plastic surgeries? One wonders if after spending so much time with her loathsome ex just to be famous, Heidi Montag started to loathe herself, too. [People] Keep reading »
Levi Johnston‘s sperm is not as potent as you thought: his ex-girlfriend Lanesia Garcia says rumors that Johnston knocked her up while on a break from Bristol Palin are totally false. “Point blank, it’s not true at all,” she told Us Weekly. “We haven’t hung out at all since 8th or 9th grade when we broke up. I don’t know where people are getting this. It’s not true at all. Levi is not the father of my baby.” In fact, Garcia says she knows who the father is and he is none too pleased about the rumors. Oops! I guess you got that one wrong, National Enquirer.
Johnston is wiping his brow now that his paternity has been cleared. But still, all is not well up in Wasilla. Keep reading »
“I don’t like it when they stretch you out and make you all long and skinny. It makes you look like a Barbie. Who the hell looks like that?”
– Emily Blunt would prefer you leave the fun house mirror retouching to yourself, please. Hopefully, Elle UK did for her September issue cover. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »