Trump vs the NY Times

We love The Donald here in the 'Hood! If you haven't heard, Trump is furious with the New York Times. He even wrote about it on his blog, check it out....

Life is Never Easy, Even When You're Doing Well
Posted: 10/28/2005 9:37:00 AM
by Donald J. Trump
Chairman, Trump University
I talked about this earlier in the week on my daily radio show, but I have more to say. Someone just wrote a book about me. It's the biggest pile of garbage I've ever seen, written by a highly questionable and, some people say, disgraced reporter named Tim O'Brien.

I looked up O'Brien on the Internet and found stories comparing him to Jayson Blair. Blair was The New York Times' infamous reporter, who was fired in shame after he was found guilty of fabricating stories, sources, and quotes.

Jayson Blair almost took down The New York Times, and now the paper might be taken down by Judith Miller, who's just as bad as Jayson Blair. If you're reading other newspapers, Miller is the Times' reporter who went to jail for refusing to reveal her sources, but is now part of a sordid mess that is still being sorted out, which involves the White House, the CIA, and The New York Times.

The fact is The New York Times is going to hell. They published a major story about me on Sunday that they knew was wrong. On Sunday morning, right after the paper came out, my lawyer got a call from a lawyer at The New York Times asking if we wanted to correct the story. He didn't even wait until Monday, probably because he figured the lawsuits would be filed by then. The paper's editors knew the story was wrong, but they wanted to try and sell newspapers.

The New York Times was once a great newspaper, but it's not worth the paper it's printed on anymore. Changes have to be made. The New York Times is now reeling from so many huge mistakes by reporters and management that people are saying it's one of the worst newspapers in America.

There really has to be a shakeup at The Times, and I hope it happens soon. Too many people rely on it for factual information.

By the way, to the lawyer who called my lawyers on Sunday morning: Don't worry, we'll get back to you.
Check out The Donald's blog at http://donaldtrump.trumpuniversity.com/

Wasn't Al Reynolds happy in Jail?

After much discussion over the now infamous arrest of Star Jones' husband Al Reynolds, the HollyhoodBuzz team decided to ask you, our loyal readers, if you think Al Reynolds was happier in jail than at home with Star Jones? Honestly, don't you think he was gay (as in happy) in jail with all those other men? We think there's no place he'd rather be...

Cops pulled over Al Reynolds on Manhattan's Upper East Side shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday for changing lanes without signaling. After it was discovered he had a suspended license, he was arrested and taken into custody at the 19th Precinct.

On “The View,” Star said that when her husband called and said he was arrested and being held at the police station, “I do what a wife does. I pull my hair back into a pony tail, I put on the sweatpants and the sweat jacket and I bring all of the information down like I’m supposed to.”

Maybe Star and Al should sit down and listen to R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet" Parts 1 through 550 and have a heart-to-heart discussion...
Afterall, why pay more when you can Pay Less? (We just really wanted to say that and post this photo of the happy couple!)

HollyhoodBuzz to purchase Spin & Vibe Magazines

Ok, not really...
But these two magazines are looking for the highest bidder, any takers? The package deal is being brokered by the Jordan, Edmiston Group and was the talk of last week’s American Magazine Conference in Puerto Rico, according to Radaronline.com. “It’s pretty well known in the industry at this point,” says the source. “The auction has been in progress for about six week now.”

Rapper The Game Goes to Jail

G-G-G-G-G-Unot Rapper The Game went to J-J-J-Jail this weekend. Yes, Jayceon Terrell Taylor, was arrested in Greensboro, North Carolina at the popular Four Seasons Shopping Mall as he was showing his fans love while sporting a Halloween mask. He was in town to perform at Winston-Salem State University.

The Game and an associate were arrested and charged with two misdemeanors of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Breaking from the Game's usual headline-making activities, no shots were fired and no one left the scene on a stretcher (think HOT 97 shoot out with 50 Cent camp).

“They thought I was Rodney King,” Game told WFMY News 2.

And to that, Hollyhood says "Can't we all just get along?"


Hollyhood Breaking Buzz: Top Model Eva the Diva's Engaged

The unofficial buzz in Hollyhood is that 'America's Next Top Model' Eva Pigford,20, recently became engaged to Henry Simmons, 36, of NYPD Blue. And our TV newsroom source says Eva is sporting a 5 karat diamond ring to prove it!

Rumor has it that Henry met Eva at a fashion show where the diva worked the catwalk and it was love at first sight. The couple is planning a spring wedding in
California next year.

We love Eva the Diva here in the 'Hood! Congrats!

Photos of Diddy and Designer Zac Posen set off Hollyhood's Gaydar

We know these photos of Diddy and fashion designer Zac Posen were taken during fashion week back in September, but after much debate, the Hollyhood team agreed to publish them for those of you who haven't seen them.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Diddy and Posen recently cut a business deal where Diddy will become an equal partner in Posen's three-year-old fashion business. At Hollyhood, we believe in close business partnerships, but these photos beg the question: How close is too close? We'll let you decide...

Zac's collection is a favorite of such celebrities as Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, Claire Danes, Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore and Liv Tyler. Based on these photos, Diddy may be more than a fan of his collection.

According to The Harabus Online, the student newspaper of Harvard Business School, there is no doubt the young Zac Posen, with the help of those behind him, holds a very promising future. At only 23 years of age, Zac Posen is perhaps the youngest speaker to visit Harvard Business School. Posen recently spoke at HBS, describing his professional background. His first job was as a "coffee runner" at Nicole Miller, followed by an internship as an assistant designer at Tocca. He also worked under the direction of Richard Martin at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


2005 Black Movie Awards airs tonight on TNT

MTV's VMA's will have to make room for the newest award show on the block: The BMA's: The Black Movie Awards, which airs tonight, October 19, on cable network TNT. According to the network, Cedric "The Entertainer" will host the gala awards show "Film Life's 2005 BLACK MOVIE AWARDS - A Celebration of Black Cinema: Past, Present & Future," which will feature a distinguished list of high-profile talent.
The 'Hood's inside sources have already given Hollyhood the scoop on this year's winners. And this wouldn't be the 'Hood if we didn't tell you who they are!!! If you DON'T WANT TO KNOW THE WINNERS, STOP READING NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For those of you with enquiring minds, enjoy the photos from the event and keep scrolling....

Outstanding Motion Picture:
Outstanding Television Movie:
Outstanding Performance in a leading role:
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting role:
Outstanding Female Performance in a Leading Role:
KIMBERLY ELISE (Mad Black Woman)
Outstanding Female Performance in a Supporting Role:
TARAJI HENSON (Hustle & Flow)


Biggie's mom disses Diddy and Lil Kim in new book; shows love for Faith Evans

Speaking of Diddy, the Hollyhood team has often said that he needs to let BIG go. We just want Puffy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, to let one of our favorite rappers rest in peace. No more shout outs to BIG on award shows, no more BIG tribute songs to put money in his pocket, no more. Enough is enough. We all know that Diddy didn't even blow up until he released 1997's international hit- a tribute to the late BIG called "I'll Be Missing You," which featured Sting, 112 and Faith Evans. Talk about perfect timing... So, in our opinion, Diddy gained from Biggie's death. Isn't that ironic? And we are thrilled to hear that Voletta Wallace, Biggie's mother, agrees with us and talks about this in her new book. In her book, Momma Voletta states, "I believe Sean loved my son - after he was dead. I used to tell Christopher all the time not to trust Sean." Wallace also notes that Diddy has repeatedly been shouting out her son since his death.

Despite media reports about battles with her daughter-in-law Faith Evans, Momma Wallace says they couldn't have been further from the truth. She remains close to Faith, according to the book.

And while Lil Kim sits in jail sans her hair weave, colored contacts and make up (that's a scary thought), Momma Voletta keeps it real about Kim's fake ways and how Kim has and continues to exploit her son's legacy.
"I'm glad my son does not have to witness that the very people that he thought he could ride and die with wouldn't think twice about using his mother," Wallace writes in regards to Diddy and Kim. "I am glad that he's not here to see how they have used his image and his name." (Since Kim has so much free time on her hands in jail, Hollyhood is considering sending her an autographed copy of Momma Voletta's book.)

According to EURweb.com, in addition to the book, Momma Voletta is also working with Award Winning Director Antoine Fuqua to bring Christopher Wallace's life to the big screen. We can't wait to see who lands the roles of BIG, Lil Kim and Diddy!

Momma Voletta's memoir "Biggie: Voletta Wallace Remembers Her Son, Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G.," is due Nov. 1 from Atria Books, where she candidly speaks out about her life, her son, and media-perpetuated falsehoods that have painted an often misleading portrait of the late rapper.

The book offers a well-rounded portrait of BIG, and the retired preschool teacher also talks freely about her relationships with some of her son's closest friends and associates, including Sean “Diddy” Combs, Lil' Kim, and Lil' Cease - all of whom she says have disappointed her by exploiting B.I.G.'s legacy professionally, financially, or both.

Momma Voletta is coming to a city near you. Her promotional tour will take her to the following cities:

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1540 Broadway
45th & Broadway
New York, NY 10036

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Mall at Prince George's
3500 East West Highway
Hyattsville, MD 20782


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
1909 West 95th Street
Chicago, IL 60643

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2319 Frederick Douglas Boulevard
Between 124th and 125th Streets
New York, NY 10027

1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216-2635 - MapContact:
Althea Spellman

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Black Issues Book Review Booth
Liacouras Center at Temple University
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Paris has crappy PR

Paris Hilton doesn't have any fans here at Hollyhood. And according to insiders, her publicists don't like her much either. Maybe that's why she can't keep one. She recently dumped her fiance' Paris Lastis and her publicist Rob Shuter, a respected PR pro at Manhattan PR powerhouse Dan Klores Associates.

“She’s a pain in the ass and demands constant attention,” says an inside source.
Though Shuter weathered the firestorm of coverage surrounding Hilton’s ill-fated engagement, Paris was not pleased. “She felt that the press wasn’t respectful enough,” says an insider, “I mean, Rob’s a publicist, not a magician.” Amen to that. And what has Paris done to deserve any respect? Oh, that's right, she did the sex tape with her ex-boyfriend. As you know, Paris was voted one of Hollyhood's Top 10 Most Boring Celebrities (see previous entry) and there's nothing any publicist can do to change that. She may need to hire David Copperfield.

Her new publicist is Jack Ketsoyan from PMK/HBH. “I just took her on as of Monday. I’m handling everything—the music, the shows, everything. I’m very excited, and we’re looking forward to working with her.”

Ketsoyan should probably talk to her former rep Rob Shuter before he gets too excited. And good luck promoting Paris' CD, we're sure it will be "Hot!"

Rapper Foxy Brown says music label Def Jam doesn't support DEAF artists

Make sure you check out Foxy Brown's article in the latest edition of People Magazine. She talks openly and honestly about her sudden hearing loss due to a little-understood disease called sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Thanks to a recent surgery, Fox Boogie has regained 20 percent of her hearing. Based on the article, it sounds like Jay-Z and the Def jam family hasn't shown her much support during her ordeal.

Denzel, Halle and Jamie celebrate EBONY'S 60th Anniversary

EBONY magazine kicks off its 60th anniversary with a commemorative issue that includes the first formal photo shoot of Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Halle Berry and Jamie Foxx for the magazine's November cover.

During the historic gathering, EBONY Managing Editor Walter Leavy sat down with the actors to discuss their rise to stardom, extraordinary Oscar wins and assuming the role of mentor, advisor and role model for a younger generation of Black actors and actresses.

Learn more at www.ebony.com


Bouncy's Too Black for Vanity Fair?

So Vanity Fair, a magazine that hasn't allowed a sista to grace its cover since Harriet Tubman, decided Beyonce (aka Bouncy) was worthy enough to grace the cover of its "2005 Hip Hop Music issue." But word on the street is that Bouncy, who is already a light-skinned African American, was too dark for the magazine's editors, so they did what any logical editorial team would do--they digitally lightened her photos. Duh! The magazine claims they did no such thing. According to www.radaronline.com there may be a "white wash" going on at Vanity Fair. Check out Radar's article below...

Beyoncé Knowles, who appears on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair, has publishing insiders whispering about the cover girl’s strangely pale visage ever since the November issue hit newsstands. Now, a high-level source at Vanity Fair is alleging that the mag digitally altered Beyoncé’s image to appear several shades lighter. Vanity Fair, which has drawn some of the sharpest criticism, has not featured a solo black person on its cover since the late nineties, when it showcased Michael Jordan, Will Smith, and a clown-faced Chris Rock.

A pronounced dip in newsstand sales earlier this year has Carter feeling especially skittish. Convinced that a series of gloomy covers has contributed to the slump, says our source, the wing-haired editor ordered his art department to lighten up its act. Unfortunately, staffers got so carried away they ended up lightening Beyoncé as well. But the brightening of Beyoncé caused other problems: According to our source, the singer’s cover photo clashed with inside photos, which pictured her with longtime boyfriend Jay-Z.

Not suprisingly, VF is outraged by the claim that it manipulated Beyoncé’s image. Asked about the charge, the magazine’s spokeswoman, Beth Kseniak, insisted that the singer’s portraits were “absolutely not” manipulated and said that any change in her skin tone was a result of lighting and makeup.

UPDATE: Reached for comment this morning, Yvette Noel-Schure, Beyoncé’s personal publicist who set up the photo shoot, said that while she had no knowledge of procedures at Vanity Fair and could not speak for the magazine, she didn’t think VF had lightened her client’s skin tone. “There are very fair-skinned black people in this world, and Beyoncé is one of them,” she said.


Us Weekly uses "Split" article to retaliate against Jessica Simpson

Industry insiders tell Hollyhood that there is more to the Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey breakup story than meets the eye. In case you've haven't already seen the Us Weekly Magazine cover featuring Newlyweds Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey with the cover headline "SPLIT" here it is. The mag says it'll explain how "Her ego, partying and dad drove them apart." But, Hollyhood has done a little digging, only to find out that the Us Weekly "Split" article may not be revealing the entire story.

Gossip industry insiders claim that Us Weekly has a bone to pick with the couple, Radaronline.com recently reported. According to insiders, the story is retaliation for Simpson's ill-advised exclusive contract with OK! magazine.

"Us used to have a spectacular relationship with Jessica, right down to having their fashion editor style her for major events and photographing the whole process," says an editor at one of the weeklies. "She also had a great deal with People, who put her birthday party on their cover with all sorts of flattering photos inside. When Joe sold her out to OK!, he gave up her chance to work with People, Us or anyone else and now she's paying for it."

The $200,000, 2-year deal, set up in August by her dad, Joe Simpson, reportedly locked the Dukes of Hazard star into a six-cover commitment, and prohibited her from giving other tabs feature-worthy access, which has angered many editors.

In the past Us Weekly was known for being pro-Jessica and often published Joe-Simpson-planted items. But the magazine went for the jugular with this week's "SPLIT!" cover story, which pins blame for the couple's troubles solely on Jessica.

The roundly denied scoop was far from exclusive, however, Life & Style carries essentially the same story, but with better detail, including an anecdote about Simpson breaking down in tears on an American Airlines flight post-breakup.

Simpson's rep could not be reached for comment. But, unlike Simpson's rep, if you're reading this story you are available for comment, so leave us one! Click the comment button and let us know what you think! We want to hear from you.

As Divorce turns Ugly, Eddie Murphy gets cozy with Mariah Carey

According to Extra, things may be getting down right dirty in Eddie and Nicole Murphy's divorce and Hollyhood recently spotted Eddie getting cozy with Maria Carey.

Let Hollyhood take you inside for all the juicy details.

The Murphy's split August 5th and Murphy's soon to be ex-wife, Nicole, has been the talk of the town, and for all the wrong reasons. Nicole has been hitting nightspots across town with her beau Alan Daniels. Nicole's behavior with Alan has been shocking. Hollyhood sources have reported a recent scene in a restaurant where she and Alan wanted someone else's prime seat. Nicole reportedly told the occupants of the seat, Do You Know Who I Am? I'm Eddie Murphy's wife! And, they shouted back, Not Anymore! When Nicole travels with her boyfriend, she is often dressed in scandalous clothes (breasts popping out all over), and she and Alan like to make out in public.

Now Eddie is trying to keep his children away and is requesting the court prevent Nicole from having their kids spend time around Daniels. It's the latest move in a divorce battle that could get more than a little testy. And, making matters more interesting, Hollyhood has photos of EddieMariaariah Carey getting cozy at a party and leaving together.

"The big split between Eddie Murphy and his wife Nicole is definitely one of the most monumental Hollywood divorces we've seen in awhile," Us Weekly's Katrina Szish told Extra.

Szish says after 12 years as the epitome of a successful showbiz relationship, there's plenty at stake: "There's tons of property, kids to consider, and when it comes down to it, tons of money."

exactly how much money are we talking here? Eddie's assets include two New York area estates worth $37 million, the couples $10-15 million dollar Beverly Hills home, and the profits from Eddie's movies.

Big screen smashes, including "Shrek," "The Nutty Professor," and "The Haunted Mansion" have earned Eddie at least $115 million in salary alone over the past decade.

The couple does have a pre-marital agreement that Eddie has asked the court to enforce.

"In any divorce situation, the bottom line always comes down to the cash," Szish said. "And in this case, there's plenty of it."

It all adds up to one sticky divorce that could end up as one bitter court battle.

Lil Jon says "Yeah," but Hollyhood says "No!" to his yearbook picture

Thanks to our friends over at GhettoSoul.com, Hollyhood was able to secure a photo of hip hop producer Lil Jon from his high school year book. We thought we should share it with our readers. Hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as we did! Actually, we're laughing right now...


Hollyhood's Top 10 Most BORING Celebrities...yawn...

The Hollyhood team has spent countless hours developing our much-anticipated Top 10 Most Boring Celebrities list. Honestly, it was hard to stay awake as we deliberated over which celebrities bored us the most. You may not approve of our list, but this wouldn’t be the 'Hood if we didn’t keep it real. We used an extremely non-scientific process called The 3 P’s -- Personality, Publicity and Performance-- to evaluate celebrities and determine the current winners.
1.Beyonce & Jay-Z: 10 YYYYYYYYYYawns

•Hip Hop’s former “IT” couple is so last year. We’ve seen these two at award shows, seen photos of them vacationing, and caught a glimpse of them courtside at NBA basketball games. Enough already. Individually, we love them; but Hollyhood is so over B & J as an item. Get married or break up already!

2.Paris (& Nicky) Hilton:

•It’s time for Paris to go away. We also suggest she expand her vocabulary beyond “That’s Hot.” And speaking of hot, Paris is NOT! Just like her boring sister Nicky, Paris is such an afterthought.

3. America’s Next Top Model winner Naima: 8 YYYYYYYYawns
•This Top Model is on the bottom in the personality department. Watching her on television is like watching paint dry. She’s no Eva the Diva. Need we say more?

4.Michelle from Destiny’s Child: 7 YYYYYYYawns
•After much deliberation, Hollyhood has decided that Michelle just doesn’t cut the mustard as a member of Destiny’s Child. She can’t dance, her singing is questionable and she hardly ever talks during media interviews. There’s nothing exciting about Michelle (other than her falling during DC’s live performance of the hit song “Soldier" on BET’s 106 & Park. You can watch her fall over and over again at this site http://ghettosoul.com/mmedia.htm .)

5.Jessica Alba: 6 YYYYYYawns
•If you were the victim of Alba’s movies Fantastic 4 or Honey then you know why she is on our list. Her acting skills are very limited at best. Her latest movie “Into the Blue” looks boring, just like her.

6.Brittany Spears (and Kevin Federline): 5 YYYYYawns
•Two words: Who cares?

7.Katie Holmes: 4 YYYYawns
•Katie does seem like a sweet young lady. But,even with all the couch jumping surrounding her engagement to Tom Cruise, Katie bores us to death. We want her to break out of her shell. Unfortunately, the only thing even remotely exciting about Katie is her cold sores.

8.Ashanti: 3 YYYawns
•Remember her? We’re not sure what she’s been up to lately. But, since her new fragrance “Precious Jewel” is available exclusively at Wal Mart (not Macy’s, Saks or Nordstroms) we thought she deserved a spot on this prestigious list.

9.Jennifer Lopez: 2 YYawns

The fact that she’s still married to Mark Anthony makes Jenny from the Block officially boring. Isn’t she overdue for a divorce? We don't think she's been exciting since the famous green dress she wore to the Grammy's.

10.John Legend: 1 Yawn
•He’s a talented artist, but he seems a bit corny to us. Lucky for him, he’s signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music and we all agree that Kanye West has enough personality to make up for John Legend’s lack of one.


Jamie Foxx's New Love Interest

Remember when Jamie Foxx took his daughter to the Oscars? The Hollyhood team gave him extra kudos for that. Very nice touch. But according to our industry sources, now that the award season is over, Foxx has been seen out with a new woman on his arm. And we have the photos to prove it. But there's no haters here in the 'hood. We hope Jamie is happy.
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Breaking News: Fantasia Can't Read

American Idol Fantasia Barrino recently revealed that she is illiterate. The good news is that she is currently learning to read from a private tutor. Fantasia recently appeared on ABC's 20/20 for an up-close and personal interview to promote her new book.

According to EUR Web, promoting her new book "Life is Not a Fairy Tale" on ABC's "20/20" Friday, "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino revealed for the first time that she is functionally illiterate and had to put on a front during scripted portions of the Fox talent show during her run in 2004.
"You're illiterate to just about everything. You don't want to misspell," Fantasia, 21, told "20/20." "So that, for me, kept me in a box and I didn't, wouldn't come out."
The singer admitted to signing record deals and contracts that she couldn’t read or understand, and said the most heartbreaking part of the ordeal is not being able to read to her 4-year-old daughter, Zion.
"That hurts really bad," she said, adding that her mother and brother have also struggled with literacy, and she is now learning to read from a tutor.
Also in her memoir, which she dictated to a freelance writer, Fantasia reveals that she was raped in the ninth grade by a classmate. She says she blamed her flirtation and provocative attire for the attack. Later that year, the singer dropped out of high school and became pregnant with Zion at 17.
We wish Fantasia the best. Hollyhood has her back!

VH1's Breaking Bonaduce is Reality TV at its Best

If you haven't tuned into Breaking Bonaduce, you don't know what you're missing. The Hollyhood team agrees that this is some of the best reality television since Puck invaded MTV's The Real World years ago.

Danny Bonaduce is a former child television star best known for his role in The Partridge Family. Trust us, his family life is nothing like the Partridge's. Bonaduce is a recovering alcoholic, a steroid user who works out obsessively, an unfaithful and extremely jealous husband, and in need of some serious anger management. Despite all of these things he seems to be a loving and caring father.

We encourage you to tune in to VH1 Sunday nights and let us know what you think about the show. Are we crazy, or is this really good stuff?

And for those of you who haven't tuned in, we thought we'd give you a chance to get to know Danny Bonaduce a little better through this recent interview.

RADAR ONLINE: You say in the beginning of the show, "I'm a car crash, and you have every right to slow down and watch the car crash." Why do Americans love a really good car wreck?
DANNY BONADUCE: It has that Jerry Springer effect, like, "Thank God that didn't happen to me." It isn't necessarily the gore factor of it, but it's something so far out of the normal experience of their daily life, and I think people cherish that.

You were in a softcore porno called HOTS in the '70s. What stalled your budding porn career?
It wasn't real porn. It was just,…you know,…it was a T&A movie. There was no real nudity, so for me it was a legitimate acting job, and I needed the money. I've done a lot worse stuff for money.

Oh, yeah? Like what?
I've stolen. I've sold my plasma. If I were really a tough guy I would have sold somebody else's plasma.

I guess you weren't tough enough?
Not quite. I'm still working on it.

Your therapy sessions with Dr. Gerry are a huge part of the show. Is he the first therapist you've seen?
Oh God, no. I've spent more time on a couch than a Packers fan. I saw this guy in Detroit at my wife's behest. I went to see him, but I didn't really want to see him. Then the bastard tries to prescribe me drugs. I said to him, "It really makes me mad that I'm in your office because I have a tendency to give people money for drugs and you just want to give me more drugs." I finally agreed to take them, and then he said, "By the way, your hair will probably grow back." And I said, "Hell, no!" and I was gone.

Dr. Gerry doesn't seem to be doing such a great job. You seem to get crazier as the show goes on. Was it VH1 that forced you into rehab?
They said that if I didn't go into rehab they would stop shooting, and I said the only way I would go into rehab was if they didn't stop shooting. They said to me, "Listen, we don't want to film you dying" And I said, "Why? What is wrong with you? The death of a B-lister on tape, that's good stuff."
So you would have preferred them to tape your death?
Now I'm glad they didn't, but if I was doing a show on Peter Brady and it looked as though any minute he was going to blow his brains out, you can believe I'd have cameras on that shit. I'm just better at my job than they are.

Do you think the show and the cameras following you around actually made your addictions and psychoses even worse?
I think the problems were there and the show helped expedite them coming to the surface, and that was very difficult for all of us. As you can see, I'm pretty cool until things start to get upsetting with my wife, and then I start to spiral downward.

What did you expect to get out of this show?
I had no interest in getting anything out of it, other than a paycheck.

So you weren't going the altruistic route, helping people realize and conquer their own addictions and such?
My wife has said from the second this started to go bad that we were going to help people with this show. I said, "Christ, I don't care." It's weird I'm so hateful on the show, but people cheer when I walk down the street. Now I have to agree with Gretchen. We recently had a family friend call,who I never even knew drank,and tell us how they couldn't stop drinking and they had bottles hidden all over the house and how the show made them want to go into rehab. I had no interest in helping my fellow man, but once it actually happened it was pretty amazing.

To end this on a pleasant note: Why do so many child stars end up so fucked up?
I don't think a lot of us end up so fucked up. I think I was fucked up. Todd Bridges was fucked up. Dana Plato ended up fucked up and dead. But Ron Howard was fine; Jodie Foster was fine. There have been children in movies and television as long as there have been movies and television. To judge an entire industry because me, Toddy Bridges, and Eddie Munster are fucked up is wrong.

Tyra Fired Janice Dickinson from Top Model

After watching the first two installments of the new season of America's Next Top Model (ANTM) Hollyhood isn't very impressed. The girls are ok, but there's no one that stands out like Eva the Diva. And although we love the addition of Ms. Jay as a judge, we just can't get past the obvious void. Something is definitely missing.

Love her or hate her, Janice Dickinson brought something special to ANTM and that is undeniable. Her replacement, a former supermodel named Twiggy, doesn't even come close to filling Janice's shoes. Janice was to ANTM what Simon Cowell is to American Idol: That harsh, and oftentimes exaggerated, voice of reality. The show just isn't the same without her.

In an interesting twist, Janice recently revealed that she didn't walk away from ANTM for the Surreal Life. According to Janice, Tyra fired her. Janice recently talked to Radar Magazine about the issue. Read on for details...


Former supermodel JANICE DICKINSON has declared she was fired from her role as a judge on TYRA BANKS' AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, shooting down claims she walked away from the reality show.

Earlier this year (05), it had been announced that British beauty TWIGGY would be replacing tough-talking Dickinson, who fans believed had left the show to star in the latest season of the hit reality series THE SURREAL LIFE.
But Dickinson now explains to Radar magazine, "I got fired. At first it was a trip. I believed in the show and it was fun. But after a few episodes I began getting labelled a bitch, and that got to me.

"I was just telling the truth and I was saving these girls from going out there and being told that they're too short, too fat, their skin's not good enough. I was to America's Next Top Model what SIMON COWELL is to AMERICAN IDOL.
"I'd rather be an honest bitch than some a*s-kissing, sugar-coating, namby-pamby, wiping-a*s motherf**ker. I made the show number one in 52 countries. And then I got the sack, and the UPN executives replaced me with Twiggy. No one in America knows who Twiggy is. There's no way anyone could fill my shoes. There's no way."
She adds of her former colleague, "Tyra's no walk in the park. Tyra's really righteous."

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