Hollywood Celebrity Buzz
Ross von Metze | june 92, 2005
Scary, Baby, Sporty, Posh and Ginger back in action – together
Scary, Baby, Sporty, Posh and Ginger – long time since you�ve heard those names, isn�t it? Well I am thrilled to report that after months of speculation, it looks like the rumors may just be coming true.
In honor of Live Aid, the London based concert that raises money and awareness for AIDS research, the Spice Girls are reuniting for their first live performance in more than five years.
After officially disbanding in 2001 (smart Ginger – aka Geri Halliwell – packed her bags two years prior), the girls have tried with varied success, at solo careers. Ginger, Sporty and Baby all did well in the UK and Posh got lucky and spends nights getting porked by David Beckham. But none have reached the same heights they enjoyed as the famous quintet.
They couldn�t really sing, couldn�t really dance and their movie was, well, gay camp at best. But we loved them anyway – enough to move 30 million albums (and they only put out three). Whether the concert reunion will lead to a new album is still up in the air, but for now, we�ll take one last foray into GoGo boots and crimped bangs.
Rupert Everett scores nearly $2 million for Hollywood tell all
He�s one of Hollywood�s only out actors and now, after years of managing to play a leading man while still being open about his relationships with them, Rupert Everett has scored a cool $1.8 million to pen his memoirs for Warner Books.
Though Everett and his editors are being vague about what exactly we can expect from the heartthrob�s book, both promise it will be juicy – stories outing certain celebs and detailing choice encounters are bound to surface.
If gay America can just score one pairing – say Jude Law bending Matt Damon over a bar in the back room of Limelight during Rupert�s 40th birthday party – I�ll be happy. Too bad we�ll have to wait until late 2006 to figure out what Rupert has up his sleeve.
Eva Longoria claims she�s over having Brad�s baby – for now
Just weeks after Desperate Housewives� star Eva Longoria was spotted in West Hollywood wearing a baby doll that read �I�ll have your baby, Brad,� the petite hottie says she�s over her crush as its obvious she, and most of the women in America, have lost him to Angelina Jolie.
Longoria took a lot of flack from fans of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston who accused her of making light of the supercouple�s divorce. But Longoria fought back, telling people to lighten up and have a sense of humor. I agree, Eva – fuck them. I�d have Brad�s baby too, and I�m missing a few essential parts.
Eva says she�s giving up for now, but she did make it a point to tell good ole Angie that if she ever goes off the deep end again and starts wearing blood splattered shirts and tonguing Billy Bob in public, she�ll be more than happy to take Brad off her hands.
Mariah�s petite Columbian personal bitch
Ok, so this isn�t really big news, but it�s funny as shit and just one more outlandish tale about Mariah Carey, who is fast becoming one of the craziest and most reliably over the top divas of all time.
It seems Mimi, who is currently riding the coattails of success with her 16th number one single of all time, "We Belong Together", employs a petite Columbian woman to basically do whatever the hell she wants. Duties include keeping Mariah�s long skirts from ever touching the floor and lugging around a Louis V clutch filled to the brim with room temperature water. And you thought the guy who had to wait up nights with the bitch while she comes down from Xenadrine had a rough job?
Underwood joins Idol ranks
Season four of American Idol is officially over and it seems down home Okie Carrie Underwood joins the ranks as the latest diva to be crowned queen of American pop. The bigger news, however, is that through it all, Paula Abdul seems to have been able to mellow out her drug abuse and appear in public simply wired or far too much caffeine. With Ambien, Prozac, meth, Benadryl, booze and the sex scandal behind her, we salute you, Paula. Welcome to the other side.
The Food Network is looking for The Next Food Network Star, and leave it to them to dig up a gay couple – big shocker. Beginning Sunday, June 5 at 9pm. Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh are a professional catering team from Chicago, Illinois and will compete against seven other couples for the title of food star. Um, if pastries are your thing, TiVo this. If you�re like me and prefer take out, log onto the internet for periodic updates.
That�s all for this week�s installment. Until we meet again folks, always remember one person�s gossip is another person�s rent check.
– Issued by Gay Link Content
Ross von Metzke is the Editor in Chief of Xodus Magazine and a featured columnist for GayWired.com. His work has appeared in YM, Performing Arts, The San Diego Union Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, Instinct and Gay Web Monkey. Ross lives in San Diego.
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