Category Archives: Gossip

What Your Career Can Look Like if Shonda Rhimes Doesn’t Like You (Watch)

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*Just ask Katherine Heigl.

She quit being the character Izzy on “Grey’s Anatomy” years ago (her final episode aired Jan 21, 2010), and she is just now resurfacing on TV with her new NBC series, ” State of Affairs.”

But the wrath of Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the long-running show, who has made her negative feelings about Heigl public in interviews, is still following the actress.

A lot of times, when stars leave a hit show like a Grey’s Anatomy, without being fired, its because they either got a new series or want to try their hand at film. But Heigl’s absence from TV and film immediately following her resignation from the show (which her colleague,  Ellen Pompeo said was due to “hurt feelings” and money) appeared to be the first sign that Rhimes had been left with a bad taste in her mouth. And it didn’t help when rumors began to surface claiming the actress was a “Diva” and less than pleasant to work with.

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Katherine Heigl

But Katherine Heigl’s long absence has apparently given her time to think about some things (and most likely, she is getting guidance from a good publicist on the “how to’s” moving forward) and now she is taking the high road when she is asked about Rhimes.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rhimes candidly noted that she’s grateful there are “no Heigls” among the cast members on Scandal.

When asked about the comments of her former boss on Extra this week, Heigl was diplomatic and said she wishes Rhimes well.

“It sucks,” she told Mario Lopez. “I’m sorry that she feels that way, and I wish her nothing but greatness, and I have nothing negative to say about Shonda. I’m a big fan of her work. I watch Scandal every week. I’m sorry she’s left with such a crappy impression of me. I wish I could do something to change that. Maybe I will be able to someday.”

When Heigl made her much-publicized return to network television Monday with  State of Affairs., she knew she didn’t come alone. She was aware that she brings a bad reputation about her professional behavior with her, and admits to Extra,

“There’s nothing I can do about this except to sort of prove it wrong.” And the only way for me to prove it wrong is for people to have a work experience with me that doesn’t speak to that at all,” she adds.

Watch her interview with Mario Lopez directly below:

‘New Ku Klux Klan’ Determined to Have ‘Racial Diversity’

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*Gag me. But there is a fool born every minute so…

Somehow the words “racial diversity” in the same sentence as “KKK” seems more like an oxymoron than an actual goal; but this is the supposed new direction of the organization that has come to be recognized as the definition of pure hate towards anyone belonging to a minority group such as Blacks, Jews, Homosexuals, and Catholics.

Founded in December 1865 as a resistance group towards anything that represented even a hint of civil rights towards black people, now, according to John Abarr, a member of the Montana Klan, out with the old and in with the new – Klan, that is. He says the organization wants to add more diversity because they aim to build a strong America.

How much you wanna bet he said this with a straight face too? Continue reading

Say What…George Bush Was Down With Steamy Plot Based on His Real Life ‘Olivia Pope’?

"The two Oliva's" Kerry Washington (L) and Judy Smith speak at a Theater Critics Association meet.
“The two Oliva’s” Kerry Washington (L) and Judy Smith speak at a Theater Critics Association meet.

*Hey Gladiators, by now you may have heard that Shonda Rhimes‘ hit, “Scandal,” was inspired by the real life story of a Washington “Fixer” named Judy Smith and her “Leader of the free world client.” You might even know that the client was former president, George H. W. Bush.

But did you know that when it was clear that the show was going to be green-lit, and Smith placed a call to give Bush a heads up, about a new show that was going to premiere based on their business relationship; but the creator of the show had decided to throw in a new twist, Mr. Bush wasn’t completely turned off by the idea. In fact, he quite liked it.

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Sarah Palin: Makeup Free and No Wedding Band…Girl, Did We Catch You On A Bad Day?

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*Mrs. Sarah Palin, what do we have here? You’ve decided to run  errands in your beloved Anchorage, Alaska without the grace of your usual face, and now you are rushing to your car in an attempt to shield your face from the camera because you want to be on the down-low.

Surely, you will forgive the paps for not recognizing your obvious plea for privacy. Those silly boys are not used to this “low-profile Sarah” and they still have questions about the alleged drunken brawl they hear your family was involved in at your husband Todd Palin’s birthday celebration. How is he, by the way. I ask because the paps are trying to make a big deal out of the fact that you are not wearing your wedding ring. Wouldn’t you know it…They have questions about that too.

But I’ve got you covered on that one, Mrs. Palin. ‘Cause us girls gotta stick together right? So I want to share with those nosy paps all the possible  reasons why you may not be wearing your precious ‘Til death do us part’ symbol. Because the media is always jumping to conclusions when, in all fairness, it may be something quite simple. Continue reading

Middle School Teacher Fired for Nude ‘Selfies’ on Cellphone Speaks Out: ‘I’m the Victim Here!’

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*Don’t expect Lekeshia Jones to go down without a fight!

The former Natchez, Miss., debutante and fired middle school teacher said she feels like the victim. After all, it was her students who broke in to her cellphone and discovered the nude selfies.

Jones knew something was up when her Myers Middle School students never returned from an errand she’d sent them on. When she finally located them, the surprised students were huddled over their cellphones in her classroom checking out the nude selfies Jones had of herself on the phone they’d broken into.

But they didn’t stop at just gawking, giggling and gossiping about what they had seen, they took it a step further and snapped copies of the images with their phones, before texting them to their friends and classmates and posted them on social media sites.

It was the guilt of one of the culprits a month later that made her come forward in tears to show the teacher the effects of the prank; which had gotten way out of control and had become a sordid school-wide social media sensation. Continue reading

Accused Rapist Mocks 16-Year-Old Victim on Social Media…Girl Says Rape Went Viral

"Jada" (her real name) says she was raped at a party and pictures were posted on social media
“Jada” (her real name) says she was raped at a party and pictures were posted on social media

*A 16-year-old girl who accepted what she thought was a harmless  invitation to a party is now talking to the media.

Jada says the friend that invited her to the house party knew the host and that is why she decided to attend.

But it is what the teen alleges took place at the party and the subsequent tweets on social media by a teen boy that she says raped her, that has taken her life and turned it upside down. Continue reading

Michael Jackson’s Security Team Reveals Stories Never Told Before In New Book

Bill Whitfield (near right) and Javon Beard  Photo: Trent Black
Bill Whitfield (near right) and Javon Beard, Photo: Trent Black

*No doubt, working as security for the most famous person in the world – especially if that person happens to be Michael Jackson – will eventually give way to a book. Can you imagine the experiences Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, two men who spent 2 -1/2 years working together as the security team for Jackson, were privy to?

Now, as we approach the fifth year of Jackson’s passing (June 25, 2014), the two men have come out with a book that sheds light on the ways of their reclusive boss called “Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days.” Continue reading

Michael Jackson Impersonator Joined The Jacksons … Well, For A Minute

Credit: TMZ
Credit: TMZ

*According to TMZ, it looked like a Jackson 5 reunion … when a Michael Jackson impersonator got together with 4 Jackson brothers Saturday at their concert in Vegas — but it cost him a pretty penny.

Carlo Riley — an MJ tribute artist — tells TMZ he finally got to meet Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Jackie at their Planet Hollywood show … but he had to pay for the privilege. Continue reading