Holy flannel, Batman: Hot on the heels of announcing that he’d been working on being less of a self-centered annoyance, Kanye “I’m not actually a huge douche” West has us a bit worried. First he posted a picture of himself on his blog with Jared Leto and Brandon Flowers. Three of the biggest celebrities-turned-try-too-hard-to-be-hipsters in one room? AHH! Then 30 Seconds To Mars’ management revealed that the longtime fashion pals are teaming up for a track on the upcoming 3STM album. We’d rather listen to them talk about innovative fashion, like faded denim jackets and bleach, then listen to that collab. Blech.
Ashton’s Twitterverse Domination: It must be awful being a Hollywood couple when Brangelina is your competition. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore (hello — they still don’t even have a proper blog pseudonym!), are tweeting to, err, make a difference? First, Demi Moore “saves” a life via her Twitter. OK, that’s a good thing. But now Kutcher has plans to beat CNN by gaining a million followers first. Are we being punk’d? Also: Shouldn’t saving your careers come before tweeting?
In other failing career news: American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino returns to the tubes. But don’t fret, it’s not another Lifetime movie. Fantasia will star in her very own VH1 reality show, which will be “unscripted” and “chronicle Fantasia’s life as a recording artist and young single mother.” Wethinks DListed’s enthusiastic description is a more effective pitch: “The show will follow Fantasia as she dodges calls from collectors and fights with check cashing cashiers. You know, just a day in the life. This is the kind of show that was made just for drinking games!” Cheers.
Octomom®: Nadya Suelman continues to disregard our pleas for her to give up the spotlight and take care of her damn FOURTEEN children with her attempt to trademark her “Octomom” nickname “in order to sell baby goods and a TV show.” And, exploit her kiddies. But don’t call it a trashy reality show, says Octomommy: “What I’m doing with this TV show is basically creating documentaries about the lives of my children.” And while she tells Life & Style she’s already scored a UK broadcasting deal, her claims are a bit premature. Translation: Please go away!
Ron Paul gets played: Politicians + Hollywood is nothing new. (Arnold, anyone?) But a Ron Paul Bruno appearance takes the cake. Paul discusses his absurd experience with Sacha Baron Cohen to ABC Radio: “I was expecting an interview on Austrian economics. So, that didn’t turn out that way. But, by the time he started pulling his pants down, I … What in (inaudible) is going on here? I ran out of the room.” Ha! We can’t wait.
Donna Martin Mama Drama: OK, so Tori Spelling may not be relevant anymore. But her teeth-cringing appearance on The View proves that she’s one tough cookie (judging from the recent looks of her, perhaps she should eat a few…) Barbara and the ladies gang up on Spelling, urging her to end the mama drama and speak to her mom, to which Spelling says she wants the reunion to be handled “privately.” Candy Spelling will chit-chat with The View gals next week, because you know, TV is so private. Until then, be entertained by the warped world that is Candy’s Web site, complete with an open letter to Tori entitled “A Mother Reaches Out.” Perhaps they should consider a career in writing for Gossip Girl…