Hollywood Celebrity Buzz
Ross von Metze | July 27, 2005
Colin Farrell attempts to block sex tape release
We all saw Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee get it on (at one point involving a swing) with the erotic and intensely comical sex tape they released in the late �90s. And just last year, we all watched Paris Hilton fall asleep while Rick Soloman mowed on her p**sy and did her up the butt on tape.
Now, unless bad boy Colin Farrell gets his way, we might get to see yet another hung hunk get it on.
Farrell is attempting to prohibit a former lover from releasing and selling a sex tape. The actor claims it was made more than two years ago and that he and the woman, Nicole Narain, had a private agreement not to ever show the tape publicly. Now, Narain has allegedly offered the 15-minute tape to the press – for a price. A Superior Court hearing on August 10 will determine whether the woman can be prevented from selling the tape. A week earlier, you can catch a glimpse of Farrell�s left ball in the otherwise disastrous Alexander.
Are hot men of Hollywood Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Jude Law losing it?
What is going on with the hot men of Hollywood? First we have Tom Cruise having a nervous breakdown before our very eyes, slamming pill poppers, post-partum depression, Matt Lauer and nay sayers of the validity of his new romance with Katie Holmes. Brad Pitt just got out of the hospital for a meningitis scare, days after he traveled to Ethiopia with Angelina Jolie to pick up her new baby. Now the pair are supposedly investing in real estate together, but rest assured – there�s nothing going on.
Apparently not one to be left out, now Jude Law is losing it. Fans of the British hunk were suspicious when he picked up with young starlet Sienna Miller just weeks after divorcing wife and mother of his children Sadie Frost. Well now, essentially confirming his womanizing ways, Law has admitted to shacking up with the kids nanny while in America shooting the flick All the Kings Men.
What�s so wrong with that, you might ask? For starters, he and Miller are engaged and, to add insult to injury, rather than dealing with the drama in privacy, he issued a public apology to Miller saying he was �deeply ashamed and upset� by his behavior. Miller, who is in London performing in the West End production of Shakespeare�s As You Like It, reportedly went on stage like a trooper after hearing the statement but then asked producers for a temporary leave from the show to regroup.
The affair, which was first reported in the British tabloids, comes weeks after the press alleged that Law and ex-wife Frost had participated in wife swapping with another married couple. Though Law has yet to comment on those allegations, gossip columnists are scampering to see what they can dig up next.
All of this before Jude turns 33. Note to hottie – you�re not supposed to have a mid life crisis til� you hit the big 4-0. Don�t you think you�re moving a bit fast? And as much as I commend your abilities to own up to your mistakes, do you really think a press release is the right way to tell your fianc�e you�ve been screwing around behind her back? Come on, Jude!
Kathy Griffin steps over the line
Speaking of inappropriate public overtures, the often lude and cantankerous Kathy Griffin toed the line of decency Sunday when, while hosting the 23rd Annual Outfest Awards, made a play for miss Harpo herself.
Oprah, who has been in the news recently for allegedly being told she could not purchase a bag from European designer Hermes� store because they were closed for a private event. Oprah�s friend/spokeswoman Gayle King said this was the most humiliated the talk show host had ever been. An easy target for comedy, I will admit – but Griffin to inappropriate to a new low. �I read an interview where Gayle (King) said Oprah being turned away from Hermes was the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to her,� Griffin said to the audience of nearly 1,200 people. �Um, I�m sorry, but didn�t Oprah get f**ked up the butt by her uncle when she was, like, 8.�
The crowd of mostly gay men, who should be used to outlandish and inappropriate commentary from the pint sized red head, responded with a mixture of boos, gasps, dropped jaws and shaking heads. Griffin, apparently realizing she may have stepped over the line, responded with: �Oh, don�t look so shocked. Your virgin ears. Please.�
Girl, without question, you�re one funny bitch – but making light of childhood molestation is just a bit much, don�t you think?
Gay America says goodbye to one fierce diva
Though Luther Vandross never officially came out of the closet as gay, the 54-year-old singer, who past away last week of complications following his 2003 stroke, never married, never dated, was a huge fan of leopard print and kicked it with the likes of Patti LaBelle and Dionne Warwick. Hmmmmm?
Luther will be sadly missed, but as I suspected, his funeral was the three-ring circus of divas the ultimate queen himself deserved in his passing. Patti, Dionne, Aretha Franklin, Cissy (big momma to Whitney) Houston, all in church hats (Patti, at least, in Dior sunglasses and a fierce blonde wig) singing the lords praise and bowing to Luther�s coffin. At one point, a fan burst into tears, to which Patti replied with all the volume her range can muster – �Let it all out girlfriend.�
Hey, if you gotta go� go in style.
And that�s all for the buzz this week. Our thoughts go out to Luther�s momma and the rest of the fam� and also to Kathy, who likely won�t be making any trips to Chicago any time soon.
Until next time, one person�s trash is another person�s rent check. – Issued by Gay Link Content
Ross von Metzke is the Editor in Chief of Xodus Magazine and a featured columnist for GayWired.com. His work has appeared in YM, Performing Arts, The San Diego Union Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, Instinct and Gay Web Monkey. Ross lives in San Diego.
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