Science and Religion
Last night, at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY, scientist Bill Nye participated in a debate with Christian author Ken Ham in a battle of wits arguing Evolution vs. Creationism. I heard that this Creation Debate was going to be live streamed online and, thankfully, remembered to tune in to watch it as it happened live last night. Personally, I believe in evolution and was really impressed with how well Nye handled himself and with the way he presented the case for evolution. I must admit, tho, that I was also impressed with Ham‘s ability to argue for creationism as well. While I don’t agree with his arguments, I can appreciate how well-thought out they are and how adeptly he presented his beliefs. In the end, I don’t think the debate changed anyone’s mind on the matter. Folks who believe in evolution likely saw Nye as the winner, creationists likely saw Ham as the winner … but I think the debate is definitely worth watching. Click above to watch the full 2+ hour debate (which starts at the 13:13 mark of the embedded video) … which is long, I know, but I’m telling you, it’s worth watching if you have the time.
Oh Shizz, It's ON!
Last week we learned that George Zimmerman agreed to participate in a Celebrity Boxing Match and as soon as that news got out, folks have been lining up for the chance to fight him in the ring. Rapper The Game was the first person in a very long line of interested parties hoping to face off against Zimmerman in this boxing match. A few days later, we learned that Zimmerman was hoping to go up against Kanye West but today we learn that his opponent had been selected. Rapper DMX has been chosen from a group of 15,000 applicants and is the lucky person selected to fight George Zimmerman. Dude. Shizz just got really, really real. More »
She Said / He Tweeted
Over the weekend, Dylan Farrow published an open letter in The New York Times revealing in some detail the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her father Woody Allen. In the letter, as you may recall, Farrow mentions Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and other actors who have worked with Allen in an attempt, I think, to inspire them to consider who they choose to associate with (ie. her abusive father) and maybe to get them to respond. Today we learn that both Cate and Alec have reacted publicly in the wake of Farrow‘s letter. While neither actor addresses Farrow directly, it’s clear that their comments have special importance because they come after Farrow name-checked them in her letter. Click below to read what they have to say. More »
Last week we learned that George Zimmerman agreed to participate in a Celebrity Boxing Match (for payment) and immediately rapper DMX agreed to get into the ring with him for a chance to beat Zimmerman down. It seems unlikely that George would be dumb enough to agree to a match with DMX but he has, apparently, made it known that he would like to fight Kanye West in the ring. According to TMZ, Zimmerman‘s rationale for wanting to fight Yeezy is because Kanye likes to attack “defenseless people”. Um. If you consider that Zimmerman gained his notoriety by shooting and killing an unarmed teenager, it seems extremely dumb to me that he would even suggest such a thing. More »
Earlier this month we learned that a new digital currency was being launched called Coinye West which was inspired by everyone’s favorite rapper Kanye West. A couple of days later, we learned that Kanye sicked his legal team on the makers of Coinye West in an effort to shut down the cryptocurrency. The currency folks changed the name to simply Coinye and stopped using a cartoon of Kanye‘s head to promote the digital currency … and they went ahead with the launch of the service. Undaunted, Kanye‘s legal team continued to press for the shut down of Coinye and today we learn that they succeeded. The makers of Coinye have shut down their service and closed up shop. Coinye West is dunzo, y’all. More »
Posted under: Coinye West, Kanye West
"We are being attacked with fishsticks and must launch sooner."
Remember a couple of days ago when we learned that a new form of digital currency had been named in honor of Kanye West and was due to launch later this month? When I blogged about it, I guess that Kanye would either LOVE the idea and buy up as much of this cryptocurrency that bears his name or he’d HATE the idea of someone else cashing in on his name and likeness and launch a legal attack. It turns out that the latter of the two turned out to be the case as West‘s attorneys have filed a cease and desist order against the folks responsible for Coinye West. It appears that the folks behind Coinye West had a contingency plan in place should Kanye file legal paper work because they changed the name of the digital currency, moved their internet servers to a different country and launched the currency last night to get ahead of the legalities of a lawsuit. Whether Kanye likes it or not, the cryptocurrency he inspired has now been released to the public. More »
Posted under: Coinye West, Kanye West
The Battle of the Hollywood "It" Girls
Yesterday we saw a photo that Lindsay Lohan shared that was taken in a recording studio the has led many to believe that she has begun work on a new album. But, as you may recall, we learned way back in September that her fellow Hollywood “It” Girl Hilary Duff had already begun serious work on new music and today we get to see a new photo of Hil D. in the actual process of recording her new music. At this point, we don’t know if Lindsay is seriously working on new music but we do know, for sure, that Hilary has been working hard for the past few months on her musical comeback. Click below to see Hilary in action in the studio. More »
The 'Lohan Thug' Speaks
I’m Trent Vanegas from Pink is the new Blog and I’ve noticed how much fun the gossip-slinging is over here at Celebuzz so I figured I’d get in on the fun.
Over the weekend we heard all about the ALLEGED assault that took place in Miami, FL between Paris Hilton‘s younger brother Barron Hilton, II and some guy named Ray LeMoine, a man who has been connected to Lindsay Lohan. You know the story, all of these celebs and their hangers-on partied their asses off in celebration of Art Basel 2013 when insults were slung then fists were flung and accusations ran amok. All of this drama resulted in the mangled face of Barron Hilton, an extremely pissed off big sister Paris Hilton, an accused mastermind in Lindsay Lohan and a possible arrest warrant for “Lohan Thug” Ray LeMoine:
Thus far, we’ve heard from Barron Hilton
and from Paris Hilton
but we’ve yet to hear from the folks involved on the other side of the story. Lindsay Lohan
, smartly, got her ass out of Miami as quickly as possible and jetted back to the relative safety of NYC to avoid any further involvement in the drama. Ray LeMoine
got stuck in Florida to deal with the legal fallout and is finally speaking out about his side of the story of what he says went down with Barron Hilton
has blogged about his altercation with Hilton
and, naturally, it’s a juicy read. More »
"No one f***s with my family"
SO, over the weekend Lindsay Lohan allegedly got into some sort of altercation with Paris Hilton‘s younger brother Barron Hilton, II while they were all partying in Miami, FL for Art Basel (a notorious weekend of art, parties, drugs and alcohol). Earlier today, we learned that the Hiltons are planning to sue the people involved in Barron‘s assault, including Lindsay Lohan (even tho, by all indications, had nothing personally to do with the attack). Barron posted a photo of his injuries on his official Instagram profile and in the comments section, Paris vowed that “they” (apparently the guy who assaulted Barron and Lindsay, who allegedly called for the attack) “will pay” for what they did to her little brother. Ahem. It looks like another Hilton vs. Lohan feud is fully underway. It’s just like 2006 all over again. More »
Basically, Barron got his ass beat by one of L. Lo's people
Welp, I guess it was only a matter of time before controversy managed to eke back into Lindsay Lohan‘s life. For some reason, the still-recovering Lindsay decided to head down to party central in Miami, FL for Art Basel this weekend and wouldn’t you know it, she managed to get into a bit of reported trouble. Forget the reports that she was partying around a lot of alcohol and drugs, let’s focus on the allegation that she had something to do with the physical assault of Paris Hilton‘s younger brother Barron Hilton, II. The drama goes like this … Barron and Lindsay are at the same party, Barron starts talking shizz about Lindsay and Lindsay‘s people (supposedly at her direction) proceeded to beat the snot out of Hilton, leaving him bloodied and in need of medical attention at the local hospital (click below to see Barron‘s bloodied face). Lindsay says she has nothing to do with Barron‘s assault, even tho the two were filmed yelling at each other at the event. Lindsay, thy middle name is DRAMAAAA! More »