Saturday Fluffernutter: Sunny has a Baby;
The nutty stories from the fluffy world of celebrities.
It was baby weekend last weekend in the fluffernutty world of Hollywood. Christina Aguiera, Toni Collette and Nicole Ritchie all gave birth last weekend. Also on the list is Christine Kim, wife of comedian David Alan Grier. Congratulations to all.
On other baby news, gorgeous Courtney Thorne-Smith, star of Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerd in Paradise, has had a boy, her first. It is Smith’s and media consultant husband Roger Fishman’s first child.
Well, I suppose if Charlize Theron can play Aileen Wournos, then Scarlett Johansson can play Courtney Love but what’s the point? The life of Courtney Love is hardly Oscar winning material and hell, being Courtney Love isn’t exactly career enhancing so how much lift can you hope to get playing her?
It’s over. Finished. Finito. We may now never find out how Dr. House’s fellowship games play out. The 2007 - 08 TV season is done. The Los Angeles Times reported this week that four studios have cancelled “dozens of writers contracts, effectively conceding that the current television season cannot be salvaged.”
Time to set those TiVo’s you got for Christmas to “next year.”
The scandal in the music world this week is that a number of singers have been implicated in using steroids to enhance their performance. Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Timbaland and Wyclef Jean may have, it is reported, received or used steroids or human growth hormone. The drugs may apparently help the vocal chords from becoming strained. If you consider that an asthmatics puffer is steroids this makes some sense. Why you should care if they are taking them, I still haven’t been able to figure out: will they be putting an asterisk beside their Grammy wins now?
A good news Britney Spears story: Four paparazzi were arrested late Wednesday night on misdemeanor reckless driving charges after chasing Spears in the San Fernando Valley. Good work by the officers involved who while on routine patrol “observed the four drivers speeding and making unsafe lane changes in the San Fernando Valley near Plummer Street and Woodman Avenue shortly before 11:30 p.m.”
Farewell to Bobby Fischer who died yesterday at age 64. An undisputed chess genius, Fisher, who beat Boris Spasky in 1972 to become the world champion, Fischer became an extreme eccentric who all but disappeared from public life in his later years. Cause of death is unknown at this time.