Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
The Versace family—a veritable Italian fashion dynasty—has seen its fair share of scandal and drama (deaths, unfortunate bouts of plastic surgery—we’re looking at you, Donatella). So the rumor that the Versaces are involved in the “’Ndrangheta,” which WWD describes as “the equivalent of the Sicilian Mafia,” actually seems believable. Apparently, an interview with a former member of the Mafia-like org has surfaced, and states that the family has some sort of tie to the ‘Ndrangheta (yeah, we have no idea how to pronounce that), and even that Gianni Versace’s 1997 murder was somehow linked to financial debts the designer owed the mob. Of course, the Versace family and company denies all the accusations. So, who knows if it’s really true? At the very least, someone should write a juicy thriller based on this premise! [WWD] Keep reading »
“I will give my friend credit for creativity, and extra points for getting so many ‘facts’ wrong in so few sentences. Let me be blunt: my mom did not ‘force’ me to go on ‘DWTS.’ She did not ask me either. The show approached me. I thought about it. I made the decision. It saddens me that people would think that my mom would ‘blame’ me for anything that occurred in the 2008 election–much less ‘harshly’ and ‘openly.’ I think that canard (there, I said it again), has been floating around since then. … Why do I want to set the record straight? Because it is this type of hurtful and false narrative that people promote to make my mom look bad. For 20 years my mom had my back—and for the rest of my life I will have hers.”
—Bristol Palin responds to a blog post her fellow “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Margaret Cho wrote last week, which said that Bristol only went on the show because her mother thought it would make her 2012 prospects better. Keep reading »
It pains me to say this, but the trailer for Mel Gibson‘s new film, “The Beaver,” directed by his BFF Jodie Foster, doesn’t look terrible. Mel plays a father and husband who goes under the psychological care of a prescription beaver puppet to “put some distance between himself and the negative aspects of his personality.” It looks like it addresses how a loved one’s mental illness affects a family — a subject that IRL racist, sexist, death threat-making Mel knows all too much about. Will Mel’s abusive craziness towards ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva affect whether or not you watch his movies? Assuming, of course, you watched Mel Gibson movies in the first place. [YouTube] Keep reading »
Tired of dating nobodies and want to date a somebody? Sick of going out with people whose names you can’t remember and looking to go out with people whose names have appeared on marquees? Interested in climbing your way to fame and infamy by attaching yourself romantically to a human being far more high-profile than you? If you’re looking to land a celebrity, here are the do’s and don’ts. Remember, competition is fierce; they can have whomever they want (or think they can) and you might find yourself having bitten off more than you can chew, but when it comes to love, famous people are the big game of the dating world.