Wednesday, April 06, 2005

A Little of the Old In and Out


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In: Grace Jones, Viscountess Manque. Why is this woman not on a Reality TV show, wrestling bears and causing mayhem? Alpha Diva Grace Jones got into some trouble. According to ThisisLondon:

"Actress and singer Grace Jones had to be escorted off a Eurostar train by police in Kent after allegedly attacking a train manager, it was revealed today.

"The 56-year-old star was reported by passengers to have grabbed the female manager's arm and sworn at her in French and English in a row over a ticket upgrade.

"The 39-year-old train manager, who has not yet been named, contacted British Transport Police (BTP) who came aboard the Paris to London train when it reached a scheduled stop at Ashford last night.

"The train was held up for 15 minutes as Jamaican-born Jones, who starred in the James Bond film A View To A Kill, refused to move.

"Eventually she was taken off the train by three BTP officers."

They must have been burly, manly men.

Out: Matt Drudge. In the Observer article mentioned in the first post, Matt Drudge talks of being snubbed by Annette Bening:

"Its little wonder that Mr. Drudge accuses his adversaries of hanging out at parties. He said he once met Mr. Beatty at a book party in Los Angeles co-hosted by Susan Estrich celebrating a publication by lawyer Burt Fields.

"'When he met me, he said it was the biggest thing since meeting John Wayne,' recalled Mr. Drudge, who called Mr. Beatty an 'extreme charmer. Extreme.'

"He added that Mr. Beattys wife, actress Annette Bening, glowered at him and asked, How's Sidney Blumenthal? with her Being Julia look."


In: Prince Rainier. Farewell to the patriarch of the House of Grimaldi. According to Hello!Magaizne:

"After years of battling poor health, Prince Rainier of Monaco has died aged 81. Prince Rainier, who began his lengthy reign of the tiny principality in 1949, died at 6.45am on Wednesday in the Monaco Cardio-Thoracic Center after battling heart and breathing problems for several weeks. Rainier, who was one of the world's longest-reigning monarchs, was hospitalised on March 7 with a chest infection. He was transferred to intensive care on March 23, after his condition took a sudden turn for the worse. 'We were thinking that he was going to be out of the hospital by the middle of this week,' admitted a palace spokesman at the time.

"Now, with Rainier's long battle with illness at an end, Monaco is preparing to say goodbye to their beloved ruler. Prince Rainier is survived by his son, Prince Albert, daughters Princesses Caroline and Stephanie, and seven grandchildren. His wife, Princess Grace ne� Grace Kelly, died in a car crash in 1982."

Prince Rainier, RIP.


Out: Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick, Herp Cat. This is some serious ghetto behavior. According to TheSmokinggun:

"Claiming that Michael Vick gave her herpes, a Georgia woman is suing the star NFL quarterback for negligence and battery. According to the below lawsuit, TKTK, a 26-year-old health care worker, was infected with the sexually transmitted disease in April 2003 after an unprotected encounter with Vick at the athlete's Duluth, Georgia home.

"TKTK alleges that after testing positive for Herpes Simplex 2, she confronted the Atlanta Falcons star, 24, about her condition. 'I've got something to tell you. I've got it,' Vick admitted to her, according to Elliott's State Court complaint, which alleges that Vick then told her that 'he had not known how to tell her about his condition, and that it was not something that he liked to talk about.'"

So we're talking about it here.

In: The Literacy Partners. Our favorite social chronicler David Patrick Columbia was there, noting of Nancy Moonves and Department store heir Jonathan Farkas, who appeared ... very comfortable together, "Something new"? Well, is it?


Above: Literacy Partners James Brady and Dominick Dunne make a Liz Smith sandwich. "I get the ass," whispers Dunne, conspiratorially. "You always get the ass," replies Brady, laconically.

Out: Ben Stiller. Ben Stiller's taking some time off from making movies. And he does it on top, after starring in the highest grossing live action comedy of all time and being an integral part of what the brilliant Defamer calls "The New Gay Mafia." Quoth Ananova, (via Contactmusic):

"A source said: 'Ben loves being a father and he feels he's missing out on a lot by working so much.

"'He's saying that he's going to take at least a year off to be with his daughter and baby once it arrives. Besides, Christine needs his help as chief diaper changer!'"

The Gay Mafia has its privileges, apparently. After kicking back with the Wifey and the rugrats, Ben will be allowed to come back to the A-List one year later, as if he never left. Any studio head not with the program can expect a bloody horsehead in the place of where their $1,000 a night call girl used to lay. Fuggedabouddit!

In: Britney Doesn't Trust The Federlines. What's a marriage without some family trust? And a robust prenup. And chickenfingers, baby back ribs and matching Juicy sweatsuits. According to that significant cultural artifact, The National Enquirer:

"Mom-to-be Britney Spears hid out in her hometown to keep her in-laws from finding out she is four months pregnant -- because she couldn't trust them to keep a secret, The ENQUIRER has learned. Britney knew she was pregnant in December while spending the holidays in Kentwood, La.

"She told her family, but made husband Kevin Federline promise not to tell his, said a close source. 'Britney is still extremely cautious about Kevin's family,' explained the source. 'She hasn't gotten over the leaks that ruined her wedding and she had no intention of taking a risk with the news she was pregnant. She told him not to tell anyone on his side.'"

Cause, otherwise, the whole trailer park would know.

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