Or so they claim
We don’t get to see much of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt here on the blog anymore, mainly because their attempts to saturate the public consciousness with their overindulgent and contrived bullshizz had gotten completely unstomachable, but the couple are making news today with news of their split. That’s right, folks … the couple who were destined to rule Hell together have decided to call it quits and break-up. Now, I know what you’re thinking … this does sound like another of their crafty schemes to garner new attention for themselves (which they surely must be missing since no one really pays attention to them anymore) but I suppose there is 0.01% that news of their break-up is true. Let’s just take this at face value and believe for a second that Speidi are dunzo, y’all!
Heidi Montag has separated from husband Spencer Pratt, TMZ has learned. Heidi’s rep tells TMZ, “Heidi is looking to move out due to all the fake bad press that Spencer controls. She’s tired of it and is looking for a place and wants to focus on her acting career.” We’re told Heidi is looking for a new place to live … in Malibu. As TMZ first reported, Heidi and Spencer called the police on Heidi’s mom a few weeks back … so there’s been plenty of turmoil. A source close to Heidi and Spencer tells TMZ the tension in the relationship has been building for a while now … “It wasn’t just a sudden thing.” Now it makes sense … On Tuesday, Heidi tweeted, “I am not Heidi Pratt, I am Heidi Montag.”
Sources tell TMZ Heidi Montag is pulling the plug on her marriage mainly because Spencer Pratt has taken away her friends and family. We’re told she has been complaining bitterly that Spencer is so controlling he isolated her from all her friends. The final straw, however, was earlier this month, when Spencer called the cops on Heidi’s mom when she came a callin’. And, Heidi is saying, she wants to break into acting but says people in Hollywood don’t want to work with her because she has “a loose cannon of a husband.” We’re told Heidi will be renting a Malibu beach house with Jennifer Bunney, one of her best friends. As Heidi herself puts it, “I want more girl time.” Bunney tells TMZ … “Heidi has spent so much time with Spencer and now she wants to be able to spend more time with herself and friendships.” And Bunney says … she and Heidi will be doing their very own reality show which begins filming in July, which will focus on their relationship struggles and … of course … plastic surgery.
You will note that I used a photo of Speidi from last year, before Heidi‘s latest round of plastic surgery. I just cannot look at what she’s done her face and body and take her seriously … at all. You’ll have to pardon my skepticism because it’s completely impossible to believe a single word that is uttered from either Heidi or Spencer. The couple are so good at using every opportunity to garner attention for themselves that everything they say and do is suspect. I mean, a break-up is the only thing that could get them any attention these days.
That being said, and if we are to believe that any of this is true at all … I could see how Heidi might hook up with Jen Bunney to try and pitch a new reality TV show together. I’m hearing that no one, and I mean NO ONE is at all interested in buying a reality show on just Speidi so it makes sense that they would “split up” so Heidi can try and sell a show on her own. Jen Bunney is the saddest, most tragic alum from the Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County days … she would do anything to be back on TV again. This partnership sounds a new marriage made in Hell and it could be real … or just another showmance to garner a little attention. You may or may not have heard … Heidi is trying to get cast in the upcoming sequel film Transformers 3 … might this surprise split be an attempt to get more press mentions in the hopes of scoring that role? Whatever is going on, Speidi are deffo counting on the new attention. What do y’all think … are they worth our caring?
As new Idol is crowned, Simon Cowell says goodbye
And so … America picks a new American Idol to reign over the landscape of competitive reality TV musicdom. Last night, the latest season of American Idol came to a close in a lavish finale episode that featured a host of big name musical acts, a tearful goodbye to the show’s meanest judge and — of course — the revelation of America’s pick for this year’s Idol. Here are a few photos of some of the big name musical acts who performed during last night’s finale ep:
While I am not a huge fan of the show itself, even I have to admit that American Idol puts on some of the most entertaining finale episodes on TV these days. Last night’s ep featured performances by Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Alanis Morissette, Bret Michaels, Carrie Underwood (herself a former AI winner) and more! It was deff worth tuning in just to see these pop stars pay homage to America’s biggest musical popularity contest. But, of course, the entire night lead up to the big announcement. In the end, there were 2 contestants left … Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze. But only one of them could be named this year’s American Idol. And the winner is … More »
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After 8 seasons, '24' comes to an end
And so … 24 comes to an end. Last night Fox aired the 2-hour season finale episode of the long-running action/drama 24 and brought to a close what I consider one of the best television programs to ever air in the US. I’ve been a longtime fan of 24 and even tho some of the more recent storylines have left me wanting more, I have to say that overall the series is absolutely one of my all-time favorite TV shows. I thought it was very fitting that the finale ep of the series took place between the hours of 2 and 4 PM … bringing to an end, once and for all, the last day of Jack Bauer‘s television life:
After the jump, check out a few screencaps from last night’s finale ep and read some of my thoughts on the end of 24. Also, check out an amazing promo video made by Fox that highlights some of the most exciting characters and moments from 24‘s 8 season run … More »
Posted under: '24'
Time is running out ... for good
Now that we’ve borne witness to the last episode of the ABC series Lost we can turn our attention tonight to the last episode ever of the Fox series 24. That’s right, after 8 seasons of pulse-pounding excitement, time will finally run out on the 24 TV series:
The Atlantic boldly maintains that 24 is “the most influential TV drama of all time”, claiming the show has had a deeper impact on television than even The Sopranos, The Wire, Hill Street Blues, or ER. That is high praise (which I, for the most part) agree with. 24 really set a new standard in TV. It started out as a very novel idea … each episode of the 24 ep season would represent “in real time” one full day in the life of American superhero Jack Bauer. The show stayed true to that formula for all 8 seasons … and, much to my chagrin, altho the show may have run out of inventive ways to tell new and exciting stories it really provided more thrills than any TV show that I can think of. Jack Bauer saved the world from nuclear attack (among other incredible threats) on many occasions, never flinching when he was asked to do the impossible. I was able to preview tonight’s finale episode and I can assure you, the show goes out with a bang. I was very satisfied with the way 24 ends and I hope you will be too. Make sure you tune in to say goodbye to Jack Bauer, Chloe O’Brian and the folks at CTU. They’ve kept us entertained for the better part of a decade. It will be, IMHO, very sad to see them go.
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What could've been
As I’m sure you are well aware, the 2 1/2-hour season finale of Lost aired on ABC last night bringing a close to a story that has captured the imagination of the world for the past 6 years and while the ep did not satisfy everyone (after all, how could it?) it did manage to strike a cord with many loyal fans of the show. Because the finale ep was such a big deal, the show’s creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse filmed 3 alternate endings for the series in order to keep the real ending a complete surprise:
These alternate endings were aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night after the real season finale ending aired … but in case you missed seeing them last night, you can check them out now — after the jump More »
Peace the Spork Out
Welp … the day has finally come. The series finale of Lost airs tonight on ABC and after 6 years of baffling questions, all will be revealed and resolved TONIGHT! Well, okay … maybe not all will be revealed because I cannot see how any show with such a huge and sprawling story like Lost can be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction in just one 2-hour episode. Now, I’ve had my ups and downs with the show over the years … after falling madly in love with the mysterious intrigue in those first 2 seasons, my frantic fandom slowly cooled over the next 4 years. That being said, I have to give the show props for coming out of nowhere to grab the attention of the whole world for so long. Lost will surely go down in pop culture as one of the most intriguing shows in all of television history … but can we really expect everything to be resolved tonight? According to the following report … no. But the producers of Lost insist that the answers will come … a little bit down the line:
Lost fans are already sweating the prospect that Sunday’s series won’t resolve their favorite pet mystery or most burning question. For those left wanting, there is hope: EW has confirmed a TV Guide report that the producers plan to address a selection of baffling bits of unfinished business on the season 6 DVD, which goes on sale in August. An ABC insider says the set will include “new content that addresses some of the unanswered questions in an entertaining way,” though disputed reports that there could be as much as 20 minutes worth of mystery-resolution material. While Lost die-hards probably needed no incentive to invest in the DVD, the promise of extra revelation will no doubt increase the chances that they will make the purchase the second it becomes available. What do you think of the move? On one hand, I can see fans feeling grateful that producers are looking out for their interests. On the other hand, I can see them irked that none of the DVD stuff was in the (free-to-watch) show.
Blah. I can’t say I’m at all interested in paying for answers to a show that I’ve invested so much time watching but I can’t say that I blame the Lost folks for wanting to milk as much as they can from this hugely successful show. My focus right now can only be on the series finale which will air tonight. I’m quite confident that I will not be fully satisfied by what will air tonight but, then again, I think I can be OK with that. A show like Lost depends on what the viewer brings to the story based on their experience of the story … it kind of relies on the fact that not everything will be revealed. As annoying as that may sound, I get it. While I have not been at all impressed with much of where the Lost mythos took me, I do not regret going along for the ride. The show was such a phenomenon in those early seasons, I cannot forget that. Whether I am fully satisfied by tonight’s series finale isn’t the point. That I will be able to say that I stuck with Lost thru thick and thin seems more relevant to me. There is a satisfaction in having a sense of accomplishment. Lost will come to end and I’ll be there to bear witness. And who knows … after all the twists and turns that we’ve enduring thru 6 years of Lost, we may end up finding out that it was only a dream. Are YOU excited for tonight’s series finale of Lost? What are YOU expecting to happen?
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Peace the Spork Out
Sad but expected news to pass along today … NBC has decided to finally stick a spork in its sci-fi drama Heroes. After another year of lackluster ratings, the network decided to cut its losses and end the series. While NBC has yet to officially announce its Fall lineup (it won’t do so until Monday), Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Heroes is, in fact, dunzo:
It seemed inevitable but the news is nonetheless shocking: NBC’s drama Heroes won’t be back for a fifth season. The beleaguered drama only averaged 6.5 million viewers this year. It last aired on Feb. 8, when it only brought in a mere 4.4 million. The show never managed to recapture those stellar ratings from its critically-beloved first season, when it averaged a whopping 14.5 million. There has been talk that NBC may air a movie that allows the producers to wrap up the story, but nothing has been set in stone. NBC will announce its fall lineup to advertisers Monday in New York.
Boo, this is sad news. There is no question — Heroes was a fantastic show. Its first season was such a phenomenal hit, I was sure it would live on for many years to come. Unfortch, the show (like so many others) suffered from that dreaded Writer’s Strike that hit Hollywood a few years ago and it just never recovered. To its credit, it was able to live beyond the decimation of the Writer’s Strike but it just never managed to get the ratings back up to where they needed to be. I really hope NBC does let the show make a TV movie to tie up all the loose ends … a show like Heroes really deserves to be wrapped up to the satisfaction of its loyal fans. As the EW article above states, this news isn’t all that surprising … but it is still very sad.
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Tho, Britwick plan to continue to maintain their personal relationship
Britney Spears and her agent/beau Jason Trawick have split, y’all … on a professional level, that is. People magazine is reporting that Britwick have decided to end their professional relationship so that they can move forward seriously with their personal romantic relationship. Many folks find it difficult to believe that a couple who work together professionally can also sustain a personal relationship … it would appear that Britwick agree. In professional terms, Britwick are dunzo, y’all!
Britney Spears is parting with Jason Trawick as her agent, but keeping him as a beau. The two “have decided to end their professional relationship and focus on their personal relationship,” a Spears rep tells PEOPLE. “Since wrapping her recent world tour, Spears has been busy in the studio working on her next album.” The singer and Trawick began dating last summer and have dodged engagement rumors for months. “They are very happy,” a source said of the couple. “Things are really good with them.”
I have to say, I think this is for the best. While I don’t necessarily think that a couple can’t work together professionally and still maintain a romantic relationship, I think Britwick‘s situation is unique. If they were going to break off one of their two relationships I’m glad they decided to sever their professional one rather than their personal one. As I’ve said all along, I like Britwick together. If this end to their professional relationship means they can move forward with their personal relationship then I am all for it. Long live Britwick!! What do y’all think, does this sound like a good move on their part to you?
[Photo credit: X17; Source]
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Keepin' it on the downlow
In the wake of the insanely embarrassing Tiger Woods Cheating Scandal, Tiger and his wife Elin Nordegren went thru a few month phase of what looked to be an attempt to keep their marriage intact. Altho the couple were never seen out in public in any affectionate fashion, they did appear to seem willing to work towards salvaging their marriage in an attempt to put Tiger‘s infidelitous extramarital affairs behind them. Just a couple of weeks ago, Elin left the US and returned home to her native Sweden without Tiger … which seemed to signal a break down in their attempt to salvage their marriage. Just recently, Elin returned home to be with her husband … and now TMZ is reporting that the couple are dunzo for good. According to today’s report, Tiger and Elin have decided to divorce and are hoping to do so as quickly and as quietly as possible:
TMZ has learned Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are trying to strike agreements on child custody and division of assets … and then quietly and quickly file divorce papers to end their marriage. Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ … the most important thing for both Tiger and Elin is keeping the terms of the divorce confidential. We’re told Tiger has a team — partly based in NYC — that is working on the division of assets. But … as TMZ first told you … the key player is West Palm Beach lawyer Thomas Sasser, an expert in child custody agreements that involve more than one jurisdiction. Sources say one of the options is to actually file for divorce in Sweden — Elin wants to move there with the kids and Tiger would have to submit to the jurisdiction of the court. Wherever the divorce is filed, the plan is to keep the custody and property settlement agreements out of the court file. We’re told the quicker and quieter the divorce, the better. The big issue, we’re told — Tiger wants either custody or visitation, and assurance that he can go into court and enforce the agreement if Elin violates it. We’re told Tiger wants the option to go to either a Swedish or American court to enforce the custody agreement. And sources say … the couple has not reached agreement on any of the major issues … at least not yet.
This sounds about right. I could never, for the life of me, envision a scenario where Elin would be able to forgive and forget everything that Tiger put her thru both in public and in private. It would take a lot, I would imagine, for her to be able to stay married to Tiger Woods (especially considering how little regard he appears to have had for their marriage vows) and apparently her needs were not or could not be met. On Tiger‘s end, I have to say, I also see where he is coming from. Yes, he is a self-admitted cheating scuzz but he does appear to love his children very much. My guess is that they will be able to hammer out the terms of their divorce to everyone’s satisfaction in that Elin will get a nice settlement and Tiger will get the access to his children that he wants. I wouldn’t be surprised if Elin and the children moved to Sweden permanently with the caveat that they return to the US on a regular basis so that the kids could see their father. As they get older, they’ll prolly make the long trek back and forth on with nannies or on their own. What a crappy situation all around for the kids. Tiger Woods has ruined so many things due to his disgusting behavior … and the saddest part of his destruction has to be the ruination of his kids’ young lives with both of their parents.
A new, life long commitment to one another
A week ago today we heard a rumor from the New York Post that married couple Marc Jacobs and his new hubby Lorenzo Martone had broken up … but today we learn that reports of their demise as a couple may have been greatly exaggerated. In the wake of the break-up report last week, a new report suggests that not only are the couple still happily together but they are planning to reaffirm their lurve for one another by getting matching new tattoos:
Scott Campbell is known for his canvases as much as his art—he’s the tattoo artist of choice for Marc Jacobs, Josh Hartnett, and Bruce Springsteen. But last night, he gave New York a look at work he’s done on other, non-human backdrops. Big sheets of dollar bills, hologram paintings, and copper-plate etchings (done with a high-tensile tattoo needle, naturally) are the stuff of If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long, Campbell’s first New York solo show and the inaugural exhibition at Crosby Street’s new OHWOW gallery. “It’s funny, people talk about tattoos and the first word that comes into their mind is ‘permanent,’ ” Campbell explained at Evisu’s after-party at the Trump Soho, where a very mixed crowd did its best to rid the recently unveiled luxury hotel’s third-floor event space of its new-carpet smell. (By a little after midnight, revelers had cleaned the place out of booze.) “But actually, tattoos are the most ephemeral medium that I work in. You do a tattoo and, you know, it goes and gets hit by a bus or gets sunburned.” Now that the show’s up, Campbell can get back to the tattoo clients who had to cool their jets while he was preparing it. That includes Jacobs, who came to the opening with Lorenzo Martone. Far from having split, as recent rumors have suggested, he and Martone were thinking about getting couples’ ink. “They were talking about coming in and getting something together,” Campbell said.
It’s worth noting that neither of these reports offers any official confirmation of anything from either Jacobs or Martone. Neither report should really be taken a 100% face value. That being said, I hope that this second report is the more true because I’d hate to think that Marc and Lorenzo decided to split just 3 months after they were married. But, I suppose it’s also worth mentioning that getting matching tattoos tends to be the kiss of death in relationships … so, let’s just all hope for the best.