Stephen King did an interview with Parade magazine to promote his new book Joyland and they asked him what shows he is currently watching on TV. He told them “Justified, Bates Motel, The Walking Dead. The best show of the year is The Americans. I don’t watch Mad Men. I think it’s basically soap opera, and if I want soap opera, I watch Revenge. That show is crazy, but they have great clothes.” I get Bates Motel and The Walking Dead, but Revenge that I just don’t get. When I think of the greatest horror author of all time watching TV, I don’t picture him watching a show about a woman getting revenge on the people in The Hamptons, who got her father sent to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. I just don’t.
The mind of Stephen King never ceases to amaze me. And on his brilliant mind, am I the only one who can’t wait until June 24th at 10p to see Under the Dome on CBS.
Florence Henderson has written a memoir and according to Reuters in it she shared a story that none of us really needed to know. Carol Brady, the sweet and innocent mom on The Brady Bunch, details how an one night affair left her scratching.
Henderson, now 77, recounts in her upcoming memoir that she was cheating on her husband during the 1960s, and gave in to her better judgment when her married and unattractive friend put the moves on her over drinks at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
“I was lonely. I knew it wasn’t the right thing to do. So, what did I do? I did it,” she writes in “Life is Not a Stage,” set for publication in September.
Henderson went home later that night, and awoke to a grisly surprise the next day as she saw “little black things” crawling over her bed and body.
An urgent call to a doctor took care of the problem, known medically as pubic lice, and Lindsay sent her flowers and a note of apology.
“Guess I learned the hard way that crabs do not discriminate but cross over all socioeconomic strata,” Henderson writes. “He must have had quite the active life. What a way to put the kibosh on a relationship.”
I have to admit that story got me wanting to read the book until I the article added that only one chapter in the book is dedicated to the show that made her household name. That is all I care about when it comes to her.
BTW her TV daughter Susan Olsen aka Cindy Brady to Twitter to defend her TV mom, she said “SOOO sick of the vapid media. Give them a good book to read and all they get is a case of crabs.”
Are you looking for the perfect stocking stuffer to give to all of your friends that is cheap and they won’t re-gift? Then you are going to want to buy them (and one for yourself) Denis Leary’s latest book Suck on This Year LYFAO @ 140 Characters or Less! The Rescue Me star compiled a book of Tweet-length quotes like “New Jersey worried about oil residue on beaches. Not From Gulf spill. From cast of Jersey Shore,” “Jessica Simpson says she only brushes her teeth 3 times a week. Guess she gets dizzy moving her head side to side.” and “Doctors: attention deficit disorder can destroy a marriage. I think I speak for all husbands when I say: ‘You’ve seen my keys?’”
I haven’t said this before, but I am going to say it now…Denis Leary is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, celebrities on Twitter because his Tweets have me LMFAO. So when I heard he was publishing a book of Tweet-like phrases I so had to have one for myself. Then I read it and I bought one for all of my friends on my Christmas list and I am sure you will consider doing the same. There are so many great lines in the book that you will find yourself quoting them to friends! So run like a fireman going to put out a fire and buy this book. Oh and did I mention a portion of the proceeds from this book will go towards Leary’s charity, The Leary Firefighters Foundation! So not only do you get a great gift for a friend, you get to give back something to charity!!!
BTW if you have a few extra bucks left, you should really consider buying his book Why We Suck. I am still talking about this books and I read it over a year ago!!!
Synopsis: Jess, Mel, Amber, Sam and Cara are lucky enough to be able to spend as much time as they can with their favourite ponies at Vicki's Riding School. Grooming, sweeping the yard, even mucking out is fun when you love ponies as much as they do. Perhaps there was a way of looking after the ponies and seeing Vicki too…When Vicki takes the day off to be chief bridesmaid at her best friend's wedding, she leaves the girls to look after themselves, and they plan a very special surprise for her…But when the wedding day dawns, everything goes wrong – will the girls and their ponies get there in time?
Synopsis: Jess, Mel, Amber, Sam and Cara are lucky enough to be able to spend as much time as they can with their favourite ponies at Vicki's Riding School. Grooming, sweeping the yard, even mucking out is fun when you love ponies as much as they do. As long as you can ride a pony and follow clues you'll be fine …With the girls and their ponies all performing so well at the Riding School, Vicki decides to challenge them to something different – a charity Treasure Hunt! All the girls are excited and hoping to win. But snooty livery girl Henrietta is also desperate to come first and when the girls find some surprise treasure during the hunt, it looks like she might just do that …
Synopsis: Jess, Mel, Sam, Amber and Cara are lucky enough to be able to spend as much time as they can with their favourite ponies at Vicki's Riding School. Grooming, sweeping the yard, even mucking out is fun when you love ponies as much as they do.
Synopsis: Jess and her friends are lucky enough to be able to spend as much time as they can with their favourite ponies at Vicki's Riding School. Grooming, sweeping the yard, even mucking out is fun when you love ponies as much as they do.
Former teen idol David Cassidy is telling all — in the U.K. The heartthrob who crooned for “The Partridge Family” in the 1970s has written a no-holds-barred memoir that will be published in Great Britain next week – but there’s no U.S publisher. “Could It Be Forever” tells of Cassidy’s drug use, wild sex, his infatuation with Meredith Baxter, a romp with Barbara the Butter Queen who liked to cover her sex partners with butter, and an encounter with 1950s screen star Gina Lollobrigida. “I’ve always been very comfortable with my sexuality and my brothers call me ‘Donk’ — as in Donkey. People have talked about me being ‘blessed’ in my physique,” Cassidy writes in the book. “The first time [I met Gina Lollobrigida] she looked me up and down and said: ‘I hear you’re a monster. I want to meet the monster.’ Well, I decided that if I had it, there wasn’t any point in just keeping it in the holster all the time.” A spokeswoman for Cassidy says “Could It Be Forever” is being published in the U.K. because the 57-year-old singer is still almost as popular there as he was in his heyday. Discussions are ongoing with a U.S. publisher.
Kirk Douglas has written a new memoir about his colourful sex life. The 90-year-old Oscar winner has recalled how he lost his virginity with his teacher and enjoyed bizarre bedroom sessions with a German airline stewardess. In ‘Let’s Face It – 90 Years of Living, Loving and Learning’ Kirk reveals: "I had been a ragamuffin kid of 15 coping with a neighbourhood filled with gangs. Under my teacher’s guidance I became a different person. I am eternally grateful. "By today’s standards she would have gone to jail. I had no idea we were doing something wrong. Did she?" The ‘Spartacus’ actor also romanced a "big, tall blonde" airline stewardess who loved being "disciplined" in bed. In the height of passion, she would scream "I’m a Nazi!" which was Kirk’s cue to slap her. While enjoying an active sex life, Kirk insists he did have some morals about love. When he was seduced by a wealthy girl one summer, he refused to take the relationship any further because he was more interested in her Cadillac. The Hollywood legend said: "I met a very attractive girl with rich parents. She said her father would buy us a nice apartment in New York and take care of all of our expenses while I was in drama school. "She had a beautiful Cadillac and there was the extra dividend of good sex. What else could a poor Jewish boy want? But deep down inside I knew I would end up as a man without character. Bottom line, I just couldn’t do it." Kirk also revealed Ava Gardner once turned up at his apartment in the middle of the night crying over her marriage to Frank Sinatra. He said: "Ava was sobbing. She said they had had an argument. Frank had a gun. He threatened to commit suicide. I said, ‘Ava, married people have arguments. Frank loves you. You must go back and try to act like nothing happened.’"
What’s a guy to do when he’s "dated and made love to some of the most desirable, beautiful starlets in Hollywood" but still can’t find love? If you’re Scott Baio, you find two co-writers to package up your pinhead thoughts and try to sell a book. Perhaps emboldened by the success of early ’90s casualty Tori Spelling, who sold her memoir to Simon & Schuster for $300,000 in December (albeit, after asking for $2 million), Baio is shopping around his own, poignantly titled tell-all, BaioWatch: How I Dated and Loved Hollywood’s Most Beautiful Women and Ended Up Alone.
On losing his virginity at the age of 16 to Happy Days co-star Erin "Joanie" Moran:
"I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what to say after we got naked. So for the first five minutes, maybe less—hell, it might have been the first twenty seconds—I’m doing it and thinking, man, this is really uncomfortable. What happened was, my thing was between the cushions on the couch and I didn’t even know it. Instead of being inside Erin, I was humping a corduroy sofa!"
On being a teen heartthrob:
"I got tight with Charles Laufer, the owner and publisher of Tiger Beat, which became an effective promotional tool…. One girl sent me her underwear that she’d peed and menstruated in, didn’t wipe and ran a mile in, so I could have her natural body fluids and odors.
On how he managed to pull chicks while partying at the Playboy Mansion with Charles in Charge co-star (and Radar correspondent Willie Ames):
"Admittedly, it’s all about money, power and fame. Sometimes Playmates will walk right up to me and grab my crotch."
On the exact moment he knew his relationship with Pamela Anderson was over:
"One day Pamela came home and said, ‘I’m thinking of getting my boobs done.’ Admittedly, I was surprised. My initial response, ‘Reduced?’ She already had large, beautiful, natural breasts. At that moment I knew our relationship would soon begin to crumble. Pamela had finally gone Hollywood—or whatever it is that happens when a woman becomes a hot celebrity."
Perhaps most bizarre, however, is an exchange he details in which a 51-year-old Minnelli tries to get Baio to become her surrogate baby daddy:
"’I really want your sperm. You’re a talented, good-looking Italian guy. That’s what I want my child to be.’ I was incredulous. ‘What are you gonna do with my sperm?’ ‘Well, I’m going to take my egg and put it into somebody else’s body.’"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the last of seven installments of the boy wizard's adventures, will be published July 21, author J.K. Rowling said Thursday. Rowling announced the publication date on her Web site. Bloomsbury, her British publisher, said it would publish a children's hardback edition, an adult hardback, a special gift edition and an audio book on the same day. Scholastic Children's Books, the U.S. publisher, said it would offer a hardback edition at a suggested retail price of $34.99, a deluxe edition at $65.00 and a reinforced library edition at $39.99. Bloomsbury noted that this year is the 10th anniversary of the publication of the first "Harry Potter" book in the phenomenally successful series. The "Potter" books have sold 325 million copies worldwide and been translated into 64 languages, Bloomsbury said.
You have his CDs, you’ve chugged his vitamin water, you’ve worn his clothing but will you buy his condoms? The heavily diversified rapper 50 Cent is coming out with a line of condoms. "The kids become immune when you constantly beat them over the head — read a book, read a book," the rap star tells the New York Post. "We have to be a little more creative about it. It’s the same with safe sex. As opposed to being part of a safe-sex campaign, I’m going to make condoms and donate a part of the proceeds to HIV awareness." 50 Cent and G-Unit recently launched a line of books, with the first one called "The Ski Mask Way." The 31-year-old rap star says he plans to turn the book into a film, with production beginning next year. He says he’ll probably have a role in it, because one of the characters is based on him. No word yet on how 50 Cent’s new line of condoms will be distributed, or when they’ll hit the market.
MELANIE Griffith has reneged on a promise to tell her life story, according to the ghostwriter, who says she was supposed to help the four-times-wed Hollywood star pen a tell-all. "Two years ago, she promised to do her autobiography with me when she turned 50, which she will be this coming August. In fact, she shook hands on the deal and gave her solemn word," writer Bonnie Robinson tells us. But when she ran into Griffith, who’s battled painkiller addiction, in Aspen, Colo., over the holidays, "I guess all the ‘mood’ elevators have also destroyed her memory, because she told me that she wouldn’t do the book and that she had no recollection of such a promise. Her mood was very bitchy." Griffith’s rep did not respond.