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So Much for Family Values

Posted by thelanetrain on September 1, 2008

Sarah Palin, the former Alaskan beauty pageant, local politician, and ladyperson that John McCain asked to be his potential VP, is now at the center of a family values hypocrisy.  Srsly.  It turns out that one of her five glorious children is preggers with a child OUT OF WEDLOCK and is only 17, which would make Palin one young grandmama (following in the footsteps of the Spears clan).  But, the daughter has promised that not only is she going to keep her child (just like mom), but will marry the dude that knocked her up too.  Isn’t abstinence wonderful?

I can’t wait for some sort of awkward comment from the Bush camp about the latest gaffe in Republicans not being able to stick to their values.


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Press Coverage War: Brinkley/Some Dude vs. A Rod in Madonna Minus C-Rod

Posted by thelanetrain on July 9, 2008

Crazy divorces seem to be all the rage in the entertainment world.  This blog has been closely following the Rodriguez divorce, accented with hints of fake Britons and hookers.  However, I’ve been completely ignoring the other crazy divorce that’s been dominating the news, which really shouldn’t be happening.  Both zany episodes should get some amount of equal attention here, but it’s really hard to tell which divorce is more bizarre.  I think it’s time I weighed the issues and found a winner.

After The Jump: The Battle of the Bizarre Headline-Grabbing Divorces

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Fight Night Hoax in Arkansas Scares Rednecks, Delights Everyone Else

Posted by thelanetrain on July 8, 2008

Oh man, if only this was for real.  What could be better than cheap cold beer, hot girls, and some amatuer wrasslin’?  Well, how about some very un-pc man-on-man kissing?  That’s exactly what happened when Sascha Baron Cohen pranked about 1500 Arkansans (TWICE) in Fort Smith and Texarkana last month.  The event, shown above, was heavily advertised for weeks leading up to the event, and according to The Smoking Gun, the crowds went ballistic and started throwing shit once the fighters started to go gay for each other.  The prank, in reality, was a hidden camera stunt for Cohen’s upcoming movie featuring his third, lesser known character Brüno, a gay Austrian fashion journalist.

Don’t you just love red states?  It’s just a shame that this guy wasn’t there to witness the action.

(Image via The Smoking Gun)

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Spitzer’s Swallower In Talks for Reality Show

Posted by thelanetrain on July 8, 2008

Ever since March 12, 2008 (never forget), it seems as if fake celebrity Ashley Dupré has been all over the news and taking over our lives.  But being known as “the chick who brought down the governor in more ways than one” isn’t quite enough for the former call girl turned C-list socialite.  Now she’s reportedly in talks to develop her own reality show and become the next Tila Tequila.

According to E!, Dupré has been in talks with MTV for an “unscripted show”.  While her rep (Really?  Even she has one now?) said that currently Ms. Dupré has no TV deal, one close source reported that she is considering a dating-style show.  All this after dropping her suit against Girls Gone Wild for wrongfully showing her young, minor (she was 17 at the time), virginal (ok, I’m not sure about this claim) image on TV to sell soft-core porno tapes!

If she does end up doing the poor man’s version of A Shot at Love (which is impossible, considering MTV just succeeded in getting a guaranteed third season), I’m really excited to see what kind of embarrassing physical challenges she’ll put her suitors through.  Maybe they won’t have to eat gross things like pig vagina and deer rectum, or brand their bodies with stupid tattoos, but if they have to dress up in business suits and wait in fake hotel rooms while she services them and calls each contestant “Client Number 9”, then I’m game.

Or, as I should realistically expect, it could be a total fucking waste of time.

(Photograph via The New York Post)

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Britney Spears, Madonna, Attempt to Keep Ruling the Headlines

Posted by thelanetrain on July 8, 2008

Just to point out:  Five years ago this was hot.  Today, it would be downright gross.

But just because this iconic image was forever branded into our minds back then doesn’t mean it will go away forever.  The internet has been all aflutter today about reports that the two singers publicity mongerers are teaming up, again.  People reports that Britney Spears will be filming a video segment to be shown on Madonna’s upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour, which kicks off next week in Wales.  Both sides are keeping mum on everything pertaining to the video, including the subject and filming locations.

Still no word on whether or not Alex Rodriguez will be thrown into this potential ménage à trois .

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UPenn: Where Money Gladly Ruins Years of Esteemed Tradition

Posted by thelanetrain on July 7, 2008

Ah, the Ivy League.  Eight incredible schools tied together by a so-so athletic conference, steeped in tradition, academic excellence, and assloads of cold hard cash.  And in the tradition of most Ivy League institutions, capitalism is the name of the game:  If you can buy it, you can have it named after you.  Thanks to this enduring spirit, one of UPenn’s most cherished buildings is now named after the former editrix of Page Six, arguably New York’s trashiest gossip rag (and where I get a lot of my news, ironically).  How very scandalous indeed…

After The Jump: How on Earth did nobody try to stop this?

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It’s Official: A-Rod and C-Rod Strike Out

Posted by thelanetrain on July 7, 2008

Good news everyone!  Grinding those gears at the rumor mill actually works!  According to the New York Daily News, Cynthia Rodriguez officially filed for divorce today in Miami, citing infidelity and “numerous extramarital affairs” as the chief reasons for seeking a split from her slugger husband.  While Madonna is not explicitly mentioned in the divorce papers, one can only imagine that last week’s screaming headlines from the New York Newsbloids probably lended a hand in the divorce filing, oh and that affair with the hooker too.

After The Jump: More details on the divorce, plus a special message from Madge

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Now it Gets Better: Wife leaves A-Rod to Create Super Duper Love Quadrilateral

Posted by thelanetrain on July 3, 2008

Yesterday, the media was all a titter twitter about the rumors of Madonna and A-Rod’s late night trysts.  Most of us thought, “This couldn’t get any better”.  Well, surprise!  It totally did.

The big news today is that A-Rod and wife Cynthia are now on the outs.  According to People, Cynthia Rodriguez ran off to Paris to be with rocker Lenny Kravitz while on tour, although Kravitz denies any allegations of relations between the two.  In fact, Kravitz issued this very simple statment explaining the whole affair (no pun intended):

“Cynthia is a friend and is here with the godfather of her baby, who is also Alex’s trainer, his wife and their baby girl.  She came here to escape from everything happening in New York City. I opened my home to her as a friend and I find it extremely hurtful that I am now being referred to as an adulterer.”

Oh Lenny, you’re not an adulterer, that implies such a negative connotation.  Besides, you’ve made it so simple, she’s there with someone’s baby daddy godfather trainer wife…whatever.  I’ll have to make a big chart explaining all the details because this kerfluffle has got me so confused.  Oh, and isn’t it ironic that Madonna and Kravitz used to, like, totally date?  Ooooooo….

According to representatives, the couple is still together.  However, many media outlets, such as The New York Daily News say that their marriage is officially kaput.  Whatever the situation is, this is definitely going to make for one hot tabloid fiesta.  And if it means more outrageous puns, I’m so down!

After The Jump: The Low-Tech MS Paint approach to this outrageous tryst-filled relationship

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Madonna’s Pinch Hitter

Posted by thelanetrain on July 2, 2008

So in case you’ve been under a rock today, the big news in New York is that soon to be divorceé Madonna and New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez have been hooking up…a lot.  According to The New York Post (who else would you expect in this town), A-Rod has been visiting Madonna at her Upper West Side apartment since his wife gave birth to his second child in April.  Also, there have been reports of repeated infidelity in the Rodriguez family as A-Rod has been seen repeatedly with a stripper and Madonna has just started her divorce process with Guy Ritchie.  Oh, and they are both way into Kabbalah.

Reps from both sides are denying any form of a tryst ever occurring between the two, but rumor has it that the doormen of Madonna’s building have been buzzing about it nonstop.  Is Madonna going to third with the third basemen?  Is there a squeeze play we don’t know about?  Can she justify his glove?

More great puns and affair titles available at Gawker.

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The Lamest Fight in Hollywood That You’re Not Caring About

Posted by thelanetrain on July 2, 2008

Omigod you guys, did you hear?  Spencer Pratt and Mary-Kate Olsen are like, so having the hugest fight ever.  It’s like nonstop drama that’s been hitting both coasts and both sides are getting like, so worked up about it.  Somebody please do something before I spill my Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf coffee all over myself blogging about it!  Actually, not possible since those aren’t in New York, but anyway, this is the stupidest celebrity feud I have ever heard about, and it proves that Spencer Pratt is a huge pussy.

After The Jump: The story of the Pratt-Olsen War

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