Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Page 1 Consider (04/29)

  • Like Peanut Butter and Jelly: "Lipstick Jungle" hottie Robert Buckley and Heather Locklear together in a new Lifetime Television for Women movie? You betcha! God, I hope it's a remake of "My Stepson, My Lover." (GossipGirls)

  • Sun Devil: Aaron Brown, the former CNN anchor who got dumped when Anderson Cooper caught the network's eye, is back in front of the camera joining PBS' "Wide Angle" series and ending his on-air absence of more than two years. Brown, 59, who left CNN in November 2005 said he was contractually barred from working in TV until last June. He's been teaching at my Alma mater, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. (AP)

  • Your Cheatin' Steroid-Infused Heart: Roger Clemens' defamation of "character" lawsuit against former trainer turned accuser Brian McNamee was dealt an underage blow yesterday when it was revealed that the Rocket had carried on a 10-year affair with a girl he met at a karaoke bar when she was just 15 and he was a 28-year-old married father of two. Mindy McCready, who went on to have a successful but brief career as a country singer in Nashville before personal problems derailed her life, confirmed the relationship with the Daily News last night after the story broke in yesterday morning's paper: "I cannot refute anything in the story," a tearful but resolute McCready said. The News reported that Clemens used to send her bundles of cash via FedEx and even reached out to her after they'd split when she was locked up for assaulting her own mother(!) while on probation for writing bogus prescriptions (Clemens knows a class act when he sees one!). Knowing that McCready is in the midst of trying to relaunch of her career with a new album and reality show it would be easy to question her motives for admitting the affair. But it reads like the lyrics of a really good Tammy Wynette song, so I'd rather not. (NYDN)

  • Nutty Ruling: Florida's got balls to ban these ornaments. (NowPublic)

  • The Face on the Milk Carton: Out In Hollywood wants to know: whatever happened to Thomas Roberts? (OIH)

  • Blush: Miley Cyrus says she's "embarrassed" by her racy photo shoot in Vanity Fair by Annie Leibovitz. Now she knows how we all felt about her dad in the '90s. (AP)

  • 2good 2be 4gotten: I was sad to read in yesterday's Daily News that its very own Gatecrasher, Ben Widdicombe, was hanging up his portable tape recorder. I met Ben along with Robin Byrd(!) at a rather tragic Lance Bass book party and we immediately hit it off. I hope he enjoys his time off and returns to the New York scene soon. (DailyIntel)

  • Bunch of Sallies: Queerty has the 411 on the GLAAD media awards. (I loved her sitcom, but does Ellen always have to dress in drag???) (Queerty)

  • Celebrity Justice: First Robert Blake gets away with murder. Now an appeals court in Los Angeles has cut the civil case jury award in half. Time to call Phil Spector to celebrate. (AP)

  • Gas-Food-Lodging: How much is Hillary paying the Rev. Jeramiah Wright to talk to the media ad nauseam? He really doesn't want Barack Obama to be president, does he? (AP)

    1. So, I heard the report on Clemens this morning on our local news radio this morning. I said to myself, out loud, I can't wait to read what Kenneth says about this. Such is your power over me.

    2. I still wasn't going to vote for Obama (I still don't see enough substance there) but I'll feel sort of bad for him if he loses solely because of this Rev. Wright dope. I still suspect Obama just used him for political gain in the minority/Democrat world of Chicago (all politicians do stuff like that), but now it's really coming back to bite him.


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