Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 21, 2011
June 21, 2011
Trash talk and satellite dish:
HOLLY MADISON ain't happy with CRYSTAL HARRIS. Hef's former girlfriend lashed out on Twitter.com against the runaway bride and said doing a public appearance at a Las Vegas pool on your never-wedding day was "a new low," "disgusting" and "tacky." Crystal sassed back that "hard times show your real friends" and Holly jumped right back in the mix saying they "show HEF's real friends." Bowl of milk, ladies?
So who was it that broke up the Big Bunny and Crystal? Life & Style magazine reports that it was Crystal's songwriting partner, JORDAN McGRAW, who is Dr. PHIL's son. A snitch for the mag first spotted them getting cozy at the Chateau Marmont back in March.
But ask Crystal herself and she says she dumped Hef because of the strict rules and curfews he enforces at the Playboy Mansion, like a 9 pm curfew. (Lee)
Quotable: "To be fair, for Hef, that's three hours past bedtime." (Stevens & Grdnic’s "Daily Comedy Exclusive")
Meanwhile, E! Online reports Hef has already moved on to a new girlfriend, and has listed Crystal's best friend, ANNA SOPHIA BERGLUND, as his new number-one go-to girl. The 25-year-old is Playboy's Miss January of 2011, and insiders at the Playboy mansion claim that she's moved into Hef's room at the mansion.
Gossip Central: tabloids:
What's hot in Hollywood from Star magazine:
--"Coca Cola Book" - history of 125 years of the drink that taught the world to sing
--Beekman 1802 Blaak cheese - the wheel of cheese has a waiting list almost five thousand people long!
--Etymotic ER-4PT earphones
--Barry's Bootcamp gym www.barrysbootcamp.com (Myers)
The flagship Oprah Store in Chicago is officially closed for business.
Racked.com says the store closed Friday, following the end of OPRAH WINFREY’s 25-year run on television.The store sold knick knacks, African treasures, pastel colors and items from the famous ‘Oprah's Closet." (Bartha)
The Reel Deal:
No SHATNER in "Star Trek" sequel: CinemaBlend.com was at the Calgary Comic Expo when WILLIAM SHATNER appeared on a panel and announced "I have become an acquaintance of J.J. [ABRAMS, the director] as of late but I'm afraid no... I will not be in Star Trek 2."
Shatner was also not in the first film, a reboot of the franchise which starred all younger actors, but which also featured LEONARD NIMOY. Nimoy, however, says he will also not be returning for the next film, having said last year that he was ready to retire from acting and that his cameo on the show 'Fringe' would be his final role.
Who is in the film? ZACH QUINTO will be back as the younger Spock and CHRIS PINE will return to play Captain Kirk. JOHN CHO (as Sulu), SIMON PEGG (as Scotty) and ZOE SALDANA (as Uhura) have all been re-signed as well.
MOUNTAIN guitarist LESLIE WEST had part of his leg amputated over the weekend. USA Today says Leslie and the band had a gig at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Saturday, but his right leg began to swell. Because he's a diabetic, Leslie was rushed to the emegency room. Doctors told him they had to take the leg to save his life. Leslie is expected to recover and will need to undergo lots of physical rehab. (Marino)
50 CENT is writing a novel about bullying. AllHipHop.com says the book is called "Playground" and the rapper takes the first-person approach to tell the story of a 13-year-old school bully who faces up to the pain he's caused and finds redemption. Fitty says the novel is (quote), "semi-autobiographical." "Playground" will be out in January of 2012. (Marino)
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