The AP’s entertainment editor Jesse Washington sent a memo to staffers last week saying that, barring any major events, the AP would not run any mention of Paris Hilton on the wire. Sources close to Hilton claim that the hotel heiress will still crash the AP Wire, as she does with all big Hollywood parties for which she’s never invited.
A suspicious object that was found chained to a post in Boston’s Financial District has been detonated by the police. The object in question: a bicycle.
Entertainer Madonna has told Elle Magazine that she’s worried because her daughter keeps wearing jeans that are too tight.
“My daughter is going through a phase of wearing jeans that are so tight she can’t bend her knees in them.”
Daughter Lourdes is reportedly responding well to the criticism by imitating her mother’s old habits and not wearing any pants at all.
Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor celebrated her 75th birthday on Tuesday. Rumors of a wild party have yet to be confirmed although insiders do claim that Taylor spent the night mumbling incoherently and passing out.
The new LPGA logo is causing quite a stir, with many claiming that it associates the sport with an image of butch, lesbian athletes:
To combat these stereotypes, we here at NewsNuggets have come up with a proposal for a different, more feminine logo:
A judge has ordered R & B singer Bobby Brown to remain in jail until he pays $19,000 in late child support and court fees. Brown is expected to be released in 2045.
Olympic wrestling champion Rulon Gardner and two Utah men were rescued by a local fisherman on Sunday, after the small plane they were flying in crashed into Lake Powell. Gardner and the two men swam to shore in freezing water and spent the night huddled together before being spotted on Sunday. This isn’t Gardner’s first brush with death. In 2002, Gardner lost a toe to frostbite after being stranded overnight in the wilderness. While training for the 2004 Olympic Games, Gardner was involved in a serious motorcycle accident and way back in third grade, he impaled himself with an arrow. Remarkably, Gardner is already back at work, planning his next activities. The Olympian expects to jump out of a plane without a parachute in 2008 and walk a tightrope across the Mount Etna volcano in 2009.
Singer James Blunt was involved in a car crash, early Sunday morning, that left an unidentified man injured. The “You’re Beautiful” singer apparently dozed off at the wheel, while listening to his “Back to Bedlam” CD.
According to Sony’s president of worldwide studios Phil Harrison, Sony didn’t incorporate the wildly popular rumble feature into its Playstation 3 controller because the company believes that it’s a “last generation feature”. Another last generation feature for Sony: the ability to sell Playstations.
Actress Sharon Stone and her film, “Basic Instinct 2”, swept the 27th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, on Saturday night. Stone and her film were victorious in four categories: worst film, worst actress, worst screenplay and worst prequel or sequel. Odds makers also expect Basic Instinct 2 to come away with the Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup, in light of efforts put in by the movie crew in making Sharon Stone appear middle-aged.
A last second video review helped the New York Knicks defeat the Milwaukee Bucks, on Friday night. General manager Isiah Thomas immediately traded the video reviewer, the video tape of the game, a first round pick in 2012, a third round pick in 2010 and 18 million dollars to the Detroit Pistons, for forward Chris Webber.
A local photographer was beaten and then arrested by police, during the weekend, after allegedly refusing to stop taking pictures of the officers. Unfortunately, the case is not expected to go to court, since the only photographer around to capture the evidence on camera was being beaten by police.
Three Islamic militants died in eastern Pakistan when a powerful bomb they were transporting exploded prematurely, Saturday, according to police. Sipah-e-Sahaba, the Sunni militant group to which the young men were affiliated, downplayed the incident. When asked about the premature explosion, a Sipah-e-Sahaba spokesperson commented by saying that “these things happen. It’s Ok. All young men go through it at one point or another. Really, it’s no big deal. It doesn’t change how we feel about the young martyrs.”
Cuban leader Fidel Castro is said to be recovering well from surgery, according to his niece. The niece’s name: The Ministry of Information of Cuba.
Vice President Dick Cheney’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Singapore’s Paya Lebar Air Base, after the pilot reported an electrical problem. Thankfully, Cheney’s plane was back in the air fifteen minutes later, after the Vice Presidential pacemaker had been replaced.
Michael Jackson has confirmed his conversion to Islam. The pop star is said to be immersing himself in all aspects of Muslim culture, especially those dealing with promises of 72 virgins.
Alias and Lost creator, J.J. Abrams, has signed on to direct the next installment of the “Star Trek” franchise. The movie’s plot is expected to chronicle the adventures of a young James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, on their very first mission. The picture is to include special appearances by Kalahari Bushmen, a polar bear, the little alien from Mac and Me, as well as L.A.’s very own Crazy Gideon, in an effort to stretch the feature to a running time of two hours. No rumors have surfaced thus far regarding plot details as Hollywood insiders expect the full script to be written during the actual viewing of the film by audiences.