Sarah Palin has been a busy lady in the past week. She tried her hand at stand-up on “The Today Show” on Monday, and today announced plans for a follow-up book to Going Rogue that will be a “celebration of American values and strengths.” Apparently, she is also shopping around a television show along with producer Mark Burnett, the dude behind shows like “Survivor” and “The Apprentice.” There are two different reports as to what exactly the show will be—the first source says it’s a “planet-Earth type look” at Alaska, while another (maybe jokingly) says, “it’s a sequel to ‘Commander in Chief,’” the show which made Geena Davis president. [USA Today, EW]
But perhaps Palin’s most interesting move of the week? Hitting the Oscar gifting suites, with an entourage who “were like locusts,” according to one vendor. Keep reading »
A few weeks ago, whispers started that The New York Times was about to publish an expose on New York Governor David Patterson. Given all the political sex scandals in recent years, people’s minds went to the gutter. Rumors swirled that he’d been “snuggling” with another woman in a utility closet. But the scandal the Times was charting has nothing to do with sex—instead, it has to do with Patterson trying to cover for his longtime top aide, David Johnson, who’s been accused of beating up his girlfriend on Halloween night. Sherr-una Booker claims that Johnson choked her, ripped off her clothing, and smashed her into a mirror. Keep reading »
“‘Gail comes out and she’s like, “Those are pink shorts.” I said: “Yeah, you like them? They’re great. Comfortable. Feel this leather.” With this last phrase, he slowly stroked the side of one of his thighs, apparently miming the gesture he made in front of her.”
–Massachusetts senator Scott Brown defends the fact that he wore pink leather shorts on his first date with his now wife by explaining that he got them as payment for modeling [VF.com] Keep reading »
Now that Kendra Wilkinson is a resident of Indiana, the next logical step would be for her to … run for office. Wait, that wasn’t the first thing that came to your mind? Yeah, me neither. But very unfortunately for the nation, a bunch of people want her to replace Indiana Senator Evan Bayh, who recently announced he will not run again. I’m not sure if there is anything that actually qualifies the former Playmate for this position but, hey, who cares, right? After all, she did say, “Oh yeah. I would change a lot in this world, let me tell you that.” How promising. [PopEater]
After the jump, some other celebs who’ve been called on to take part in politics. Keep reading »
According to politics blog, The Washington Scene, guests at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference will attend a party on Friday night where guests can take a whack at a pinata shaped like Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The Pelosi pinata will allegedly be filled with candy, bills and “favorite Pelosi sayings.”
According to Mary Christopher, outreach coordinator for another conservative political action committee, “We’re hoping to have the females whack the piñata and males try their hand at a [Democratic Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid punching bag.”
Right, because women hitting a woman and men hitting a man somehow makes it OK. Keep reading »
When asked how he and First Lady Michelle Obama handle educating Malia and Sasha, President Barack Obama responded: “Malia will tell you, my attitude was, if she came home with a B, that’s not good enough because there’s no reason why she can’t get an ‘A’…” Obviously, they take grades very seriously, but as a former honor student, who sucked at chemistry, I can tell you that sometimes the effort is more important than the grade. You can read the rest of their interview in the March issue. [The Young, Black & Fabulous] Keep reading »
Very Important Question: if former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned amidst a prostitution scandal, is the “Luv Guv,” what will we call the current governor, David Paterson, if the rumors that he’s cheating on his wife are true?
On Jan. 18, gossip column Page Six reported that two eyewitnesses had seen Paterson canoodling with family friend, Jennifer Jones, and kissing her neck at a New Jersey steak house. Then, on Jan. 30, Page Six dropped another bombshell: A state trooper patrolling the governor’s executive mansion claimed to have caught Paterson “snuggling” in a utility closet with a woman who was not his wife.
Alas, we may never have to think of a nickname more than “Luv Guv #2.” Gov. Paterson met with the Associated Press yesterday and vehemently denied all allegations against him. “For the last couple of weeks, I have been the subject of … a spate of outrageous rumors about me,” Paterson griped, slamming the media as “callous and sleazy.” Keep reading »