CELEBRITY GOSSIP

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT: WANDA SYKES


Last night I was watching The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and one of his guests was the hilarious comedian/actress Wanda Sykes. Usually, Jay, being the host and all, has to ask his guests questions to pretty much generate conversation and make the interview flow. Wanda, however, basically just stole the show! To say the least, the woman is hysterical! Once Wanda started talking, I don't think I stopped laughing and I completely forgot that I was watching Leno because it pretty much became The Wanda Show. For some funny stuff check out Wanda's website, she even has a link to her blog! Over the last year or so Wanda has had a banner year taking a role in the hit comedy Monster-in-Law, staring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda. She published a book entitled "Yeah, I Said That," and went on a nationwide stand-up tour. She has a reoccurring role in my FAVORITE show, the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiam which will launch its fifth season on Sunday, September 25th. Wanda has also been called "one of the funniest stand up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America.

Some highlights from last nights show:

  • Wanda talks about her recent trip to Hawaii where she got to swim with dolphins. At first, Wanda was reluctant to swim with the dolphins because the someone had told her that they sometimes get frightened and might poop on her. She later changes her mind because as she puts it, "if I was sitting in my living room, relaxing and watching t.v. and along comes this big old dolphin, I think I would poop too!" The dolphins were all trained to do tricks like kiss you and pretend to hug you by putting their fins around you. Wanda's dolphin expressed no interest in doing any of this with her and Wanda goes on to comment, "I had a racist-ass dolphin! There were three other white girls swimming with the dolphins as well and I was the only person the dolphin refused to kiss or get close to.

  • Wanda goes on to talk about President Bush and the actions he has taken to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. In particular, she totally bashes Bush for sending two cruise ships to New Orleans for victims to reside on commenting that, " the last thing place they would want to be is on a boat on the water!!!" She goes on to say, "I don't blame Bush though, I blame the American people for voting him President. You knew he was slow when you voted for him! You can't blame a blind man for wrecking a car after YOU gave him the keys!"

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

IT'S A BOY!!!!


Britney Spears is a new mom! According to US Weekly Magazine, Spears gave birth to a baby boy shortly before 1pm at the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, today, Wednesday, September 14th, 2005. As of right now the baby is not officially named, but sources tell the magazine they had planned to name the child Preston Michael Spears Federline. If you want to find out more information visit the US Weekly Magazine website.

Orlando Bloom and.......Kirsten Dunst!?! Yes, apparently it's true! According to Star magazine, Orlando has been secretly infatuated with Kirsten for months! "He wants her really badly," says a friend. On-screen, the two play lovers who meet on the way to a funeral in the romantic comedy Elizabethtown due out October 14. Off-screen, their chemistry has been heating up! An eyewitness tells Star that he saw the two getting hot and heavy in The Raleigh hotel pool hours after the MTV Video Music Awards show."It was shocking! Everyone was watching them, but they carried on making out regardless," reports the eyewitness.........I know what you are probably thinking: What about their significant others?!? Bloom has had an on again, off again relationship with Kate Bosworth for the past three years and personally I think they make quite a cute couple! Dunst had also recently reunited with ex Jake Gyllenhaal after breaking off their nearly two year romance in July 2004 (at the same time she began filming Elizabethtown with Orlando for three months!). This love affair brings two names to my mind.....Brad and Angelina!!!....Their hot and heavy on-screen romance in Mr. and Mrs. Smith turned into an off-screen relationship.

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew McConaughy?!? According to Star, Matthew McConaughy and Penelope Cruz might be walking down the aisle in the near future! The two met while filming the 2005 action flick Sahara and have been officially dating since last March. Matthew has apparently been telling his friends that he is ready to be a dad and he wants Penelope to be the mother of his children. He has already told his mother and Penelope has told her family that they are planning to marry. They are looking at Christmas time if not earlier to have their wedding.

Kate Cruise!?! Katie Holmes is saying good-bye to her old name and hello to Kate Cruise as she prepares to marry Tom Cruise. "Tom calls her Kate, so he suggested she start going by that professionally," an insider says. According to In Touch magazine, Katie, who claims to be saving her virginity until she's married (haha, yeah right!), is very old fashioned and wanted to do the one thing that Tom's previous wives never did-take his last name......I don't know about anyone else but this relationship makes me nauseous! Changing her name to "Katie Cruise" is just more fuel to the fire of the ever so annoying "TomKat" saga!