Gossip is Fun. Wanna Read Some?: 2.30
The latest edition to my links list is a fun little site-- www.gossiplist.com. It has a great collection of some-revelatory, some long-standing rumors about some of your favorite stars. Also, it has fun facts about long-faded stars from Judy Davis to Baywatch's David Charvet. Now, it's impossible to tell what of this is true and what is false, but the entries do seem to be very righteously angry. And there are some juicy rumors on the site-- ones that I'd never really heard. And, like my blog, even if it's patently false, it's still fun, right? But, I am not going to become a celeb-watcher blog any more than is necessary in the capacity of my job as a pop culture analyst/blogger/assistant/b*tch.
But gossip can be fun, that I know.
For example, did you know that sweet little Alyson Hannigan allegedly "used to date a member of Marilyn Manson and has three-ways"? Golly, I didn't. Honestly, the "dirt" on her makes me like her more, not less. And also, oddly, Sasha Mitchell. Remember Cody from Step by Step with Patrick Duffy and Suzanne "Thighmaster" Somers? Poor guy. Whoa, dude, indeed. Hope the stream of residuals checks is still in play.
I sat at my desk clicking through the rest of the Gossiplist site. There's some impenetrable acronyms in there, it seems to me. FOD, anyone? But some irresistible dirt, too.
For another example, Kate Beckinsale's cigarettes nearly caused the wholesale conflagration of the Van Helsing set. Wouldn't that have been a shame. And Brian Austin Green supposedly enjoys hiring male hookers. Who knew that Brian Austin Green could even afford to hire hookers anymore?
Oh, Gossplist backs me up on that Assistant/Atlas favorite, Ryan Seacrest, who is gay gay gay gay gay gay. I quote: "got his start courtesy of Merv Griffen who is known for loving hot young male talent." And also filed under 'Other Contributed Dirt' is this gem: "I know for a fact that he has hit on, and successfully seduced, any number of young asian/island guys. He might have a girlfriend, but he definitely likes guys. He's not necessarily "out" to his close knit group of friends, but it's not a secret, either." Ta da! More fake, anonymous info to bolster my anonymous claim that Ryan is 'fake straight'.
Now normally I don't do gossip. I try to keep the celeb news and mockery to a relative minimum, so don't think Assistant/Atlas is going to develop a pink background and start worshipping at the altar of Paris Hilton.
If you're interested in real celeb-u-bloggers, these are the recommended sites of Assistant/Atlas, in order of recommendation on the basis of well-calibrated starf*cking and general gossipy humpiness [and who says Ted Casablanca hasn't transformed the biz?]:
Perez Hilton www.perezhilton.com NY-based, formerly Page Six Six Six until Page Six's phalanx of lawyers threatened to behead him. But let's notice something. A NY-based blogger tops an LA-based blogger's Most Humpy Gossip Columnists List. He must be good, right?
Pink Is the New Blog http://trent.blogspot.com Some great pictures with increasingly-catty (read: good) commentary splashed in Trent's Trademarked Pink.
D-Listed http://dlisted.blogspot.com Bucking the trend that all celeb-u-blogs must be pink is Michael K, who is perhaps the most bitter and evil of the celeb-gossip bloggers. And I'm pretty sure he'd know that's a compliment.
Defamer www.defamer.com I know, they don't need any more recognition, but they merit an honorable mention for dubbing Owen Wilson "The Butterscotch Stallion." Frankly, this is my favorite celebrity nickname of all time, beating out John Wayne's "The Duke", which I should've discarded in my childhood but, sadly, never did.
Sorry, John. If it's any consolation, I still like your movies.
Conversations with Famous People http://conversationsfamouspeople.blogspot.com Yes, it's wacky. Yes, it's surreal. Yes, it's funny, too. And you simply must enjoy the aggressive photo-shopping.
D*ana's Dirt http://danasdirt.blogspot.com Even though she doesn't recognize my existence, Atlas is used to that from women and can forgive.
The Bosh www.thebosh.com This is my newest new favorite. Should it make the links list?
Anyone have other suggested reading? Now's the time to plug your celeb-filled blogs. . .and I must know what you assistants use/want.