“‘The Real Housewives’ was my parting gift to her. Whether or not it worked out for her … You always wanted to be famous, here you go. Everybody knows that reality shows are not a great way to be famous … That was the gift. I knew that when it came up, we’d be saying goodbye.”
–Kelsey Grammer on “Piers Morgan Tonight.” Oh geez Kelsey Grammer, how magnanimous of you. Camille, sounds like good riddance.
If you haven’t seen enough of Snooki losing her s**t as of late— or her cooca for that matter — now you can bring a little piece of the “Jersey Shore” home. Thankfully, we don’t mean by way the way of crabs, but rather MTV.com’s three new “Jersey Shore” talking pens that can be yours today for the (t)winning price of $17.99! The voices of Pauly D, Snooki and The Situation are finally at your beck and call. Feeling down? Grab Snooki’s pen to release her classic “Waaaah!” Having trouble expressing what matters to you in life? The Situation has got your back: “If you don’t go to the gym, you don’t look good. If you don’t tan, you’re pale. And if you don’t do laundry, you ain’t got no clothes!” And you know which pen to grab if the cabs are here. They are available for your immediate satisfaction at MTV.com and … Walgreens. [MTV.com] Keep reading »
Big news for Nicki Minaj fans (aren’t we all?): the hip-hop starlet has scored the cover of her first “serious” fashion magazine, appearing in the November issue of W. Artist Francesco Vezzoli transformed the photos, as has become his style, so that Minaj embodied that of “a powdered 18th-century courtesan.” The photos are striking, a little strange, and certainly memorable. What do you think? [Celebuzz]
We were more than a little surprised to hear that former Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst — he who, at one time, so craved “the nookie” — would be getting his own sitcom. In it, he’ll be starring as a variation on Fred Durst — a meta-Durstian meditation on fame, celebrity and the vagaries of shopping at the Journeys at the Grove Mall when you’re over 35.
But Durst is hardly the only rocker to switch modes from stage antics to canned laughter. Check out our round up of other musicians who’ve made the move to the sitcom world.