Archives for April, 2009 - Page 2


Jamie Foxx Mans Up And Apologizes To Miley Cyrus

Well ladies and gents, as expected, Jamie Foxx manned up last night on Leno and apologized to Miley Cyrus.

Did he sound sincere?

Yes. He even brought up his own daughter (and as a side note, I can only imagine how mortified I would've been if my father had gone on such a disgusting and public rant when I was 15, so, Foxx, I hope you've apologized to her, too).

Did he have some sort of "excuse"?

Naturally, and I get the whole "comedian" thing but, really...
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Agoraphobia Or Just Plain Rudeness, Billy Bob?

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Back in January, Billy Bob Thornton told MTV he was "kind of an agoraphobic."

I'm just wondering if that has anything to do with off he seemed during his interview with CBC radio's Jian Ghomeshi.

The interview was supposed to be about Thornton's band, the Boxmasters, but it was pretty much all around awkwardness from the start. Some of Thornton's behavior seemed like he nervous? At this point, can someone as well known as Billy Bob Thornton still...
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Teen Celebs: Moody, Impulsive, And…Losing Gray Matter

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I've read numerous blogs, "news" articles (though really, I have no idea how this falls into the category of "news"), and "tweets" focused on how mean, rude, snotty, and overall nasty certain young celebs are these days.

Miley Cyrus made fun of fellow Disney stars Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato (supposedly over a Jonas brother - so, pretty typical teenage stuff).

Hayden Panettiere supposedly screamed at reporters at a red carpet event for the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation claiming they all made her life miserable.

And let's not forget March's popular "kristen stewart seems really mean" search.

Like me, most of you probably chalk this behavior up to old-fashioned teenage hormones sprinkled with ego-inflating super stardom and went on about life. (And, with stuff like this being slung at them, I really don't blame them sometimes. I'd be a bit vicious, too.)

However, according to the findings of Jay Giedd (National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland) and his team of researchers, hormones are going to have to start sharing the spotlight with the natural loss of gray matter:

This reduction trims unused neural connections that were overproduced in the childhood growth spurt, starting with the more basic sensory and motor areas of the brain.

But, that's not the real clincher.

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Lessons From Demi Moore's Reaction To Suicide Threat

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Twitter is changing the celebrity world as we know it, my friends.

That probably sounds pretty dramatic, haha, but really - in what other reality would Matt Lewis tell me, a lowly blogger, about his involvement with Action for Children, Emma Watson ask me to explain Babel Fish, and Taylor Laurent actually follow me back? (Sure, he follows everyone back, but whatever.)

Oh, and let's not forget: Twitter might have actually allowed Demi Moore to save a life.

Yep, that's right - and if you've watched the news or spent any amount of time online since Friday, you've probably already heard. According to ABC News, one of Moore's followers (by the name of "Sandieguy") on Twitter told Moore via an "@ reply":

"Getting a knife, a big one that is sharp. Going to cut my arm down the whole arm so it doesn't waste time."

And then followed up with:

"gbye ... gonna kill myself now."

I have no idea how Moore, who has over 400,000 followers, managed to catch that message, but her response (a simple "hope you are joking") might have prompted a slew of other Twitter users to track down the original message and contact local authorities who got the suicidal Twitter user to safety. According to Jermaine Thomas, the San Jose Police Department Public Information Officer, the department received several calls about "Sandieguy" and they were able to locate the user and get him (or her?) to safety.

Moore's husband, Ashton Kutcher, later attempted to soothe nerves when he posted:

"wifey reported a suicide attempt based on a at reply tweet she got and saved someones life. the woman is in the hospital now."

(Twitter is also killing proper grammar as we know it.)

To be honest, I sat on this for a while, unsure of how to respond. Honestly, I was a little unsure of how exactly I felt about it.

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Jet Li Appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador

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The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) recently named international film star and martial arts expert Jet Li Goodwill Ambassador.

You might not know it, but Jet Li isn't just some famous face WHO is hoping will help boost...
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What Brings You To Celebrity Psychings?

It is such an absolutely gorgeous day here in the Mountain State my friends, and I've had such a fantastic weekend, that I figured the best way to bring it to a close would be with a little eyebrow-raising stuff...

I always enjoy reading the keywords and phrases that bring visitors to Celebrity Psychings (please know that these search results are completely confidential - I have no idea who searches what). Usually, it's pretty normal stuff (i.e. things I actually write about on a fairly regular basis). For example, I get a lot of "celebrities with mental health problems," "celebrity alcohol and substance abuse," and "celebrity stalkers" - things I write about every day.

Another few examples include "grey's anatomy ptsd," "owen hunt ptsd," and "what is going to happen to izzie stevens" (I've covered Grey's characters Owen Hunt and Izzie Stevens - so, pretty standard stuff).

However, sometimes some of the things I write about tend to get woven into search results that may or may not deal with what I write about here, but that are kind of questionable nonetheless.

In no particular order, below are my top three favorite searches - or, kinds of searches - from March:

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