August 09, 2005
GOSSIP 2 GO 8/09BLAME IT ON THE HORMONES SWEETIE
THE paparazzo shot by a pellet gun while staking out Britney Spears' baby shower in Malibu on Saturday is striking back. Photographer Brad Diaz is reportedly suing the preggers popsicle, claiming the plastic pellet that pierced his thigh came from the direction of Spears' rented home. Diaz was standing with a group of paparazzi about 200 yards from Spears' place when he was hit, while inside the singer was entertaining guests including mother Lynne and sister Jamie Lynn. The lensman reportedly suffered a very minor wound. Kelly Davis, the office manager at Diaz's X17 agency, tells The Post's Bill Hoffmann: "This was an uncalled for act of aggression. Brad has a bullet lodged deep into his skin. He could have been hit in the eye and blinded. He could have been hit in the head and killed. It's not funny. I was told by people at the scene that police officers talking to Britney's bodyguards were sort of standing around laughing at it. People don't like paparazzi, but it's not a good reason to shoot at them." A rep for Spears did not return calls.
DON'T MESS WITH A RAPPER'S MONEY OR THEIR WINGS
RACHEL Hunter(ABOVE) was escorted out of a VIP room at the Oakley/Blender X-Games party at the Key Club in Hollywood the other night after she was caught eating the spicy chicken wings set aside for rap duo the Ying Yang Twins, the night's special performers. Club staffers who went backstage to check that the group's catering demands had been met found Rod Stewart's sexy ex and four girlfriends helping themselves to the Twins' wings and booze. After an indignant Hunter and her posse were shooed away, the club placed an emergency order for more "spicy chicken wings" before the rappers finished their set.
SMACKFEST SLAPPED WITH A SUIT
There will be no more women smacking each other for prizes at New York’s Hot 97 following a settlement announced Monday between the radio station’s parent company Emmis Communications and the state Athletic Commission.
Emmis agreed to settle for $240,000, a fee equal to the maximum fine it faced, according to state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer Spitzer.
The station came under fire for its “Smackfest” contests held from April 2004 to January 2005, in which women slapped each other and were judged on the smack’s sound, impact and ability to draw blood. Winners would receive concert tickets or as much as $5,000 in cash.
"Despite the fact that the contestants voluntarily participated in what was supposed to be harmless entertainment, it was not our finest hour, and New York City deserves better," the Indianapolis-based Emmis Radio said in a prepared statement. "We have listened to the concerns and worked closely with the Attorney General's office to come to an agreement that will benefit and educate the community."
I say if the women are stupid enough to slap the shit out of each other for a concert ticket or some money,I say come on over to SoHo sweetie,let me give you a hand.
GUESS WHAT MAMA GOT FOR YOU...A VIDEO CLIP of Hot 97's Smackfest!!!! HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE ME?
A SHAR IS BORN
The Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, whose 12-acre ranch played host to a recent joint birthday party for the children of Shar Jackson and Kevin Federline, has been accused of trying to sell pictures of their two kids to the tabloids.
Dr. Frank Ryan’s Bony Pony Ranch in the Malibu hills is a regular go-to spot for kiddie events. He allegedly tried to hawk his photographs of Kaleb, 1, and Kori, 3, at their cowboys-and-Indians themed shindig, attended by their parents, plus Federline’s pregnant wife, Britney Spears and other family members.
According to the New York Post, Dr. Ryan tried to sell Us Weekly and the National Enquirer with pictures of the two kids playing with goats, horses, bison, llamas, ponies and other barnyard animals. The pictures reportedly ended up being sold to L.A. photo agency Splash.
"Shar thought it was really slimy," Jackson’s rep Juliette Harris told the Post. "They have a hard enough time as it is without someone selling their family photographs."
Ryan's people are claiming that any proceeds from the sale of the pictures would’ve gone to his Bony Pony Ranch Foundation charity, designed to help disadvantaged kids. But he abandoned the idea after Jackson objected.
"Shar said she didn't want her children involved, so, of course, we didn't sell any pictures," said Ryan’s rep Amanda, according to the Post. "There were other family members taking pictures there. We sold no pictures because Shar asked us not to."
NICK CANNON SAYS THAT'S NOT HIS DICK
Nick Cannon is warning his fans about a gay porn star who also goes by the name Nick Cannon. He’s begging folks not to get him confused with the adult entertainer. “Do what you do, but if you Google, that's not me. I'm not that one,” he said recently. "Sometimes it's the things you've got to deal with in this business."
In sad news, Christopher Reeve's widow, Dana, reportedly has lung cancer. The poor woman can't catch a break, so send good vibes her way.
SO REAL LIFE
Former Brady Bunch star Christopher Knight and his gal pal, America's Next Top Model winner Adrianne Curry, are starring in their own reality series to chronicle their real-life romance. My Fair Brady launches this September on VH1. The couple met on The Surreal Life 4.Sadly somebody's gonna watch this.