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The tales of a freelancer based in New York. Told from a first hand perspective, deep in the trenches of current events and celebrity red carpets. The sole purpose of the site is to bring some laughter, a little payback and/or a smile to its readers and feed my urge.

Jason Bateman: Films The Family Fang in Mt Vernon

Jason Bateman on The Family Fang set in Mt. Vernon, NY

Jason Bateman on The Family Fang set in Mt. Vernon, NY

Child star turned a leading man turned director, Jason Bateman, took his new directorial project “The Family Fang,” to Mt. Vernon, NY yesterday and as we were available we thought to take a leisurely drive and see what we could turn up.

The film costars Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken alongside Bateman.  (Yes…  Mr. Man is pulling double duty!)

The set was filming interiors, so we decided to park ourselves across the street, straight in the line of some rays, with a birds eye view of the exits, and before long out walked Bateman as casual as he could be in some jeans and t-shirt – and headed straight for us. Read the rest of this entry »

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Victor Cruz: Engaged to Elaina Watley

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz

Congratulations to hot chocolate and NFL wide receiver Victor Cruz on his engagement to girlfriend of 11-years, and baby mama, Elaina Watley, reports state.  The Giants player is said to have passed a ring onto Watley’s finger on Sunday, July 13th. Read the rest of this entry »

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Phillip Seymour Hoffman: No Trust Fund Kids For Me

Phillip Seymour Hoffman photographed on the set of God's Pocket which he serves as producer as well as co-star.

Producer and co-star Phillip Seymour Hoffman photographed on the set of God’s Pocket 

Shocked and dismayed.  That is how many have remained post actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman being found dead, of an overdose, with an apparent needle still in his arm. Of course it wasn’t a shocker that Hoffman dabbled in the drug arena.

Fast forward to his estate and the talented actor continues to shock and dismay – albeit from beyond the grave and 2nd hand via chats being regurgitated by his accountant David Friedman. Read the rest of this entry »

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Terry Crews: Tips To Transitioning Athletes

oldspice-terrycrewsTerry Crews is a favorite of ours.  No lying – we are ardent fans of his and find that he embodies many attributes one hopes to find in a celebrity – being a nice guy among them.  It also doesn’t hurt that the body is slamming, he doesn’t take himself too seriously and has an unmatched comedic timing.

As solid pieces of hot chocolate go, Crews is better than Godiva!

But it wasn’t an easy road for the talented ex-football player turned The Expendables costar and the new Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host.  Crews’ spoke with THR.com and reveals bits of his personal transitioning experiences and offers up five important tips to those looking to break into and settle within the Hollywood arena.

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Justin Theroux: Details Mag Cover Hotness

Detail's magazine's August coverboy:  Justin Theroux

Detail’s magazine’s August coverboy: Justin Theroux

Renaissance man Justin Theroux graces the cover of the August issue of Details Magazine along with a telling interview and a photo spread that features the smoldering NY native’s sexual appeal.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Big Bang Theory: Stars Holding Out For Banging Payout

The Big Bang Theory original cast holds out for higher earnings reports THR.

The Big Bang Theory original cast holds out for higher earnings reports THR.

The five original cast members of The Big Bang Theory – the funniest show on television since EVER – Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have yet to sign contracts for the new season, reports state.

Warner Bros TV has not reached an agreement with the five original lead actors, which could tentatively delay production of its 8th year.

The show was earlier this year renewed for an additional three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anna Paquin: Sports Purple Hair Post True Blood

annapaquin-purplehairTrue Blood starlet Anna Paquin has gone and thrown some purple hair-dye into her blond locks now that the HBO hit has officially wrapped.  For real y’all.  And of course girl had to go and share her dramatic transformation via her social networking site. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sofia Vergara: Couples Up With Joe Manganiello

NEW COUPLE ALERT: Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

NEW COUPLE ALERT: Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

Ain’t no grass growing under Sofia Vergara’s split from fiance whats-his-name.  According to reports, the Modern Family star has consciously coupled up with True Blood ripeness Joe Manganiello.

Allow us a moment to quiver at the thought of the two rolling about in private quarters.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Jessica Simpson: Releases First Wedding Pic

Jessica Simpson releases first look at wedding photos

Jessica Simpson releases first look at wedding photos

The clueless troll that is Jessica Simpson has released the first of what is sure to be a myriad of wedding photos from her nuptials this past weekend to Eric Johnson.  The photo depicts a profile view of the 33-year-old mother of two in what appears to be a cream gown by Carolina Herrera. Read the rest of this entry »

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Andre 3000: Hendrix Biopic Trailer

Andre 3000 stars in Hendrix: All Is By My Side biopic

Andre 3000 stars in Hendrix: All Is By My Side biopic

Andre Benjamin channels the great Jimi Hendrix in the new biopic “Hendrix: All Is By My Side,” slated to hit theaters this September 26th. Read the rest of this entry »

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