On Sunday’s episode of “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami,” Kim Kardashian went in to have a blood facial, better known as a ‘Vampire Facelift,’ as she dragged her BFF Jonathan Cheban along for the ride.
In a procedure that looks like a scene out the movie ‘Carrie’ the patient’s blood is taken from the arm, and then placed into a machine to remove the platelets. Once complete, the blood is splattered onto the face of the patient while a technician runs a device across the skin that has nine motorized acupuncture needles.
According to Kardashian she loves, “trying anything that makes you look and feel youthful.”
As the procedure was being played out Kardashian can be heard saying, “Oh my God. I will never get a facelift if it feels like that.”
Kardashian posted a photo on Twitter writing, “Look what @jonathancheban did to me on tonight’s Kourtney & Kim Take Miami!!! #VampireFacial”
Dr. Phil Haeck, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons says, “This is another gimmick that people are using to make themselves stand out on the Internet in a real dog-eat-dog part of medicine.”
Chris Brown goes on a rant about women as he tells the men in the audience to essentially put the b*tches in their place.
We’ll get to that in a bit, but first we here at Celebrity Examiner would like to thank the rapper for his offstage antics and overall bullying mentality.
Without the boy genius we wouldn’t have anyone to poke fun at.
Yes, we here at Celebrity Examiner can make fun of the pop-star because we are well outside the reach of his screaming outbursts, lanky arms, and his entourage of angry bodyguards.
This rapping ball of energy has been on probation since 2009 after assaulting fellow pop-star Rihanna.
And yes he continues to struggle with anger management issues.
So let’s break down his behavior while on probation leading up to his recent dump on women.
As a result of his assault on Rihanna, Brown was assigned 180 days of community service and five years probation. The community service had to be manual labor, such as roadside cleanup. He requested to perform the community service in his home state of Virginia.
According to Brown he logged 701 hours in seven months, leading prosecutors to question the validity of his documentation. Previously, on another unrelated charge, he had taken two years to complete the same amount of time.
The prosecution investigated his log of service and has not been able to validate his community service hours. They charge that Brown falsified documents and are seeking to have him redo his service in Los Angeles County. According to Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray, their investigation “provided no credible, competent or verifiable evidence that defendant Brown performed his community labor as presented to this court.”
During an interview in 2011 on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ Brown was asked about his punching Rihanna. He responded by throwing a chair through a plate glass window.
More recently, Brown got into a scuffle with Frank Ocean in what was initially called a brawl. A few days after the altercation Ocean declined to press charges, leaving officials with no choice but to drop their investigation into the allegations that Brown struck Ocean.
Just last week Brown was taped threatening a valet after attending a charity function. Brown came to get his keys and the valet informed him there was a $10 charge. Brown responded the only way he knows how, “Gimme my keys … we gonna turn this whole spot up … I promise you,” he threatened.
Problem with women
While performing at the Emerson Theatre in Hollywood last week Brown went on a rant while onstage. Not just any rant either, one pointed specifically at women and their place in a relationship.
In a video posted on TMZ.com, Brown told the audience that a man should keep a woman in her place. We won’t quote it all here since it was pretty crude. Suffice it to say he told the crowd, “So every person in this motherf**king building, if you got a bad b**ch you better say that sh*t to her, or she might f**k another n*gga.”
Will making comments like this cause Rihanna to rethink their relationship?
Will he finally have to face his anger management issues, or will his celebrity status win the day?
Maybe Lindsay Lohan and him should pair up?
The 23-year-old Brown has a lot of growing up to do, so stay tuned. We think we’ll have plenty to write about in the months ahead.
Kelly Osbourne was hospitalized Thursday after passing out on the set of E!’s television show “Fashion Police.”
Osbourne’s spokeswoman informed E! that Kelley was alert and in stable condition, but will remain hospitalized overnight for observation. No other details were available.
Some people might say this was karma paying Osbourne back, as earlier in the year Lady Gaga attacked the 28-year-old for criticizing celebrities and how they looked on the “Fashion Police.” Making a point of reminding her of the struggles she faced when she was constantly criticized for being overweight, up until her recent weight loss.
This brought the wrath of Osbourne’s mom, “The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne, wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, as Sharon attacked Gaga on “The View.”
Gaga’s response on Facebook said it all,“The ‘real world’ can be cruel, why not try to change it into a better place? I am an activist. Nobody takes adolescents seriously, I do. My letter to Kelly Osbourne was open, because her statements on cyber-bullying were public & as a youth activist I’m compelled to be involved.”
As a panelist on “The Fashion” police, Kelley along with Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos, critique celebrities commenting on how they look and what they wear.
Let’s pray for a quick recovery so the battle can continue.
In a not so surprising outburst, Chris Brown threatened to “turn this whole spot up,” over $10.
The 23-year-old singer was attending a charity event for inner city youths at the PINZ bowling alley in Studio City, CA. Having been in the bowling alley for only a short period of time, the troubled singer exploded when the valet informed him he owed $10, refusing to give Brown the keys.
TMZ obtained a video of the incident where Brown can be heard yelling at the valet, “Gimme my f*cking keys … f*ck ten dollars.”
Brown then threatened to tear the place up saying, “Gimme my keys … we gonna turn this whole spot up … I promise you.”
That’s about the time someone from his entourage coughed up the $10, defusing the situation.
Just last month the singer found himself back in court facing accusations that he failed to complete his community labor sentence for the beating of Rihanna in 2009, with the prosecution bringing up several examples of ongoing anger management issues.
Actress Valerie Harper has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and doctors are giving her only three months to live.
The 73-year-old actress is best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on the television series ’Mary Tyler Moore’ and her spinoff ‘Rhoda.’ Most recently she appeared in ‘Desperate Houeswives.’
Harper has been diagnosed with Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LC), sometimes referred to as neoplastic meningitis. It is considered a rare and extremely serious complication of cancer, striking only around five percent of cancer patients. LC is difficult to treat and life expectancy is usually only between two to six months.
Harper beat lung cancer after she was diagnosed in 2009. At the time Harper said that she was a lifelong non-smoker.
According to People Harper is planning on undergoing chemotherapy in an attempt to slow the progression. However she’s focusing on the here and now.
Harper hopes that her celebrity status will bring more attention to the importance of cancer research
Harper has been married to her former fitness advisor Tony Cacciotti since 1987.
Today the pressure was turned up yet again for the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay members to join the Scouts, as Canadian pop-star Carly Rae Jepsen announced that she would not be performing at the annual Boy Scout National Jamboree this summer.
Last week the band Train pulled out of the West Virginia event, saying they would not perform unless they changed their ban on gays.
Train and Jepsen were to headline separate concerts at the Jamboree.
The “Call Me Maybe” singer took to Twitter writing, “I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level,” in a subsequent tweet she wrote, “and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe.”
Earlier in the year the organization found itself under pressure to remove the longstanding ban against gay membership, when in January the club stated they would remove the national ban, but leave the ultimate decision to its local chapters. A month later they delayed the vote pushing the decision out until mid-year.
Both Jepsen and Train were targeted by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, an advocacy group better known as GLAAD, soon after inking the deal to perform for the Scouts.
Change.org joined the fight gathering over 60,000 signatures pleading for Jepsen to bow out of the concert.
The Boy Scouts plan on moving forward with the Summer Jamboree which takes place every four years, attracting close to 50,000 attendees.
In a statement released by the Boy Scouts spokesman, Deron Smith they stated, “We appreciate everyone’s right to express an opinion and remain focused on delivering a great Jamboree program for our Scouts.”
What do you think, should the Boy Scouts remove the ban?
The 19-year-old has been through quite a bit at such a young age, when a couple of years prior to being on “The Voice” he contracted viral myocarditis, triggering congestive heart failure. Before being placed in a medically induced coma he told his father that he would wake up before the Superbowl. As promised he came out of his coma the day before the Superbowl. That was the year “The Voice” followed the big game, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Winning the hearts of millions of fans on the music competition show with his Justin Bieber looks and great backstory, Bourg never looked back after his elimination, as fans cheered him on through Twitter. After he released his debut single “Everyone’s Got A Story,” the MacPack, as his fans are called, drove the tune to the top 60 on iTunes.
After releasing his first song the MacPack tweeted their praise, including Christina Millan who wrote, “I love the new @BourgMackeznie single! great song! Congrats!”
“Smooth” rocker Rob Thomas joined the MacPack as he tweeted “Hey Guys! Our friend MacKenzie Bourg has a new single out.. check it out!”
At 19 Bourg has a very soulful voice and pulls off a very nice Jason Maraz sound in “Everyone’s Got A Story.” It’s a great tune and nicely done video.
Soon enough you will be reading about other up and coming singers being referred to as having a MacKenzie Bourg kinda sound.
Bobby Rogers, one of the founding members of Motown group The Miracles died today at the age of 73.
Rogers formed the group in the mid-fifties with his cousin Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Smokey Robinson. They went on to produce such hits as “I Second That Emotion” and “The Tears of a Clown.”
The Miracles and Rogers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just last year.
Rogers went on to collaborate with Robinson on a number of hit including The Temptations’ hit “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” and The Miracles’ “Going to a Go-Go.”
The Miracles was the first act to sign with Motown Records back in 1956, going on to become the first group to sell over a million albums.
Rogers first marriage was to Wanda Young, the lead singer of The Marvelettes. They went on to have several children together, divorcing in 1975. In 1981 he married Joan Hughes with the wedding ceremony officiated by Aretha Franklin’s older brother Cecil. The wedding was held at Detroit’s historic New Bethel Baptist Church.
Actress Bonnie Franklin died today in her Los Angeles home from complications of pancreatic cancer, according to a statement released by CBS on behalf of the family.
Franklin was best known for her role in CBS’s comedy “One Day at a Time,” playing a single working mother. A Broadway actor prior to joining the hit television show as Ann Romano, she garnered a Tony nomination and a Theatre World Award for her work in the Broadway musical “Applause.”
In 1975 Franklin signed on as the divorcee for the hit comedy show and it was an instant hit with viewers for its portrayal of a typical family of the time. This in sharp contrast to earlier family shows like “Leave it to Beaver” and “The Brady Bunch.”
“Ms. Franklin helped define and illuminate the role of single working mothers within the cultural landscape,” CBS wrote in the statement.
The show followed the day-to-day lives of her two acting teenage girls played by Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips, covering subjects such as teen sex, suicide, and sexual harassment.
Actor Pat Harrington added much needed comedy into the show by playing Dwayne Schneider, who was the meddling and bumbling building superintendent.
The series ran for nine years with Franklin trying to keep the cast together as off-camera antics started taking their toll, with Phillips battling drug problems, which ultimately led to Phillip’s arrest and dismissal from the show.
Today the judge presiding over Lindsay Lohan’s criminal case in California, scolded the troubled actresses new attorney, telling him he was incompetent to practice law in California.
Judge Jim Dabney told Mark Heller, Lohan’s New York attorney that he was not competent and Lohan had better get another lawyer who knows what he’s doing, or she will have to show up in court to waive her rights to a competent California lawyer.
According to the judge, Heller erred when filing legal documents in a motion to dismiss three misdemeanor counts filed against Lohan after a car crash last summer. She was charged with lying to police, reckless driving and obstructing officers from performing their duties.
Needless to say the judge denied the motion to dismiss the charges.
Heller placed the blame on Lohan’s previous attorney, but the judge wasn’t having any of it, ultimately denying the motion to dismiss the charges.
The judge, questioning Heller’s competence also made note that Lohan’s California attorney, who is sponsoring the actress, was a no-show at today’s hearing.
Prosecutor Terry White insisted that the prosecution was ready and determined to go to trial on schedule. The trial is scheduled for March 18.
There are reports that Heller has been in discussions with the prosecution in a possible plea deal, but both sides couldn’t agree on a punishment.
Outside the court house Heller spoke to reporters. Responding to the judge’s criticisms he said he didn’t believe the judge was calling him incompetent, but pointing out that process and procedures are handled differently in California.
“Having become a lawyer over 44 years ago, I certainly know the important issues,” Heller told reporters.
According to Heller Lohan is being treated through psychotherapy and undergoing voluntary drug screening, supporting the fact she’s turning her life around.
One reporter questioned Heller about Lohan’s father’s comments that he was a terrible attorney, to which he responded, “I wish Michael Lohan the best.”