Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stephen Colbert Wins Approval for SuperPAC

Stephen Colbert will not be our next President. But he may have a say who gets the job.
The comedian/talk show host won approval today from the Federal Election Committee to form a SuperPAC, meaning Colbert can raise money and produce/buy television time for political advertisements.
"Moments ago the Federal Election Committee made their ruling," Colbert said ta crown below outside the FEC headquarters. "And ladies and gentlemen I'm sorry to say, we won!"

How did this come about? Former FEC Chairman Robert Lenhard said the ruling "means people can use their network's resources to fund their own PAC ads without needing to report it on their network, on their show."
As for the host of The Colbert Report? Added Lenhard:
"I think he's going to have fun. But until he gets at least a million dollars he's not going to run many ads outside of his show."
Colbert is already working on that, however. He solicited donations from fans during his speech, telling supporters: "I don't know about you but I do not accept limits on my free speech, I don't know about you but I do not accept the status quo. But I do accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express."

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Halle Berry Alleges Neglect on Behalf of Gabriel Aubry

After a few weeks of rancor, it appeared in April as if Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry had reached a truce in their battle over their three-year old daughter, Nahla. A custody agreement was signed.
But the actress was back in court today, claiming that Aubry violated said agreement and accusing the father of neglect. 

Details are scant at the moment, but TMZ first broke the story of Berry submitting a lengthy complaint to a judge. It outlines all the ways in which Aubry - a Canadian model who split with the actress in May 2010 - supposedly violated the former couple's terms.
One incident overseas, where Aubry allegedly imperiled Nahla's safety, is specifically cited.
The judge has scheduled a hearing to hear more on the matter and we'll keep readers apprised as news breaks.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Love-Love: William and Kate Visit Wimbledon

Days before embarking on their first North American tour, Prince William and Kate Middleton relaxed a little on Monday with a visit to Wimbledon.
The couple were greeted with an enthusiastic ovation as they took their seats in the front row of - where else - the Royal Box at Centre Court.
William and Kate, who fittingly wore a white Temperley London dress to the most traditional of tennis contests, blushed a little at the adulation:

A spokesman at St. James's Palace said the couple, who honored UK troops at an event over the weekend, were at the sporting event "privately."
Kate Middleton loves tennis and plays regularly, having visited Wimbledon a number of times. William has been going to the event since he was a child.
They were in their seats around 1 p.m. in time to support the UK's own Andy Murray in his match against France's Richard Gasquet in the Round of 16.
Murray won. So did fans who got a glimpse of these adorable lovebirds.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz: Married!

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz married in front of just four people in New York last Wednesday, a secret wedding confirmed by People only yesterday.
The lucky guests? Daniel's daughter Ella, 18, Weisz's son Henry, 4, and two friends. Weisz, 41, and Craig, 43, were first linked romantically last fall.
The real-life spouses, appropriately, will be playing a husband and wife duo in the upcoming Dream House, due in theaters this fall.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dr. Conrad Murray: No Plea Deal in Michael Jackson Case

Dr. Conrad Murray is reportedly adamant that he will not accept a plea bargain of any sort in the Michael Jackson involuntary manslaughter case.

Sources say Dr. Murray feels so strongly about his innocence that even a plea offering zero jail time would be out of the question on principle.
Not that the L.A. County District Attorney is bending over backwards to offer such a thing. Prosecutors believe they can and will win the case.

Dr. Murray's defense revolves around the fact that only two people were in the room around the time Michael died, those being Murray and Jackson.
The doctor insists he did not administer the fatal dose of Propofol.
His lawyers' theory: Murray left to go to the bathroom, a frustrated MJ woke up, administered Propofol on his own, overdosed and killed himself.
As for why he was providing Propofol to start with, Murray hopes MJ's last rehearsal footage will show "warning signs" that he was a lost cause.
Michael Jackson passed away two years ago today.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lindsay Lohan Off the Hook Despite Failed Test; Actress Not in Violation of Probation Terms

Lindsay Lohan will not go to jail despite failing an alcohol test this month, and the reason why is simple: She's not actually barred from doing so.
Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled that the prior judge in the case, Elden Fox, had only required controlled substance testing from January 3-February 25.
Short story: LiLo's no longer required to submit to testing, period, and even when she was, her probation only disallowed controlled substances.

Alcohol is a legal substance, so even if she did test positive this month, it doesn't matter, according to her legal wizard, Shawn Chapman Holley.
Probation officers cannot test Lindsay for drugs or alcohol anymore, as there is no court order allowing random testing ... even though it just happened.
Apparently, they had been doing so erroneously.
As long as she doesn't leave the house, drive or do drugs, Miss "I'm clean for life" can booze all she wants now. So ... crabk open some more wine?
Judge Sautner said Lindsay is now restricted for the remainder of her house arrest to one friend at a time at her Venice loft, in addition to family.
There will be no more house parties allowed at her pad, however, and Sautner did admonish Lindsay for showing "extremely poor judgment."
To say the least. Aside from making a mockery of the justice system with this house arrest nonsense, it doesn't say much about her willpower.
Sautner asked Lindsay if she wanted to get on with her life. She replied, "Yes I do." The actress remains under house arrest through June 29.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries: The Engagement Night Photo!

Awww and/or Barf Alert: the first photo of Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian from the night they got engaged has surfaced online.

Khloe Kardashian posted a series of pictures from the evening when E! cameras just happened to be on hand, as the Nets power forward totally, utterly, completely shocked his girlfriend with a 20.5 carat ring.

What does money-grabbing happiness look like? Take a look below. You can practically see the dollar signs floating in their hands, can't you?