Angelina Jolie is watching her saintly image slips down the drain and she’s NOT happy about it. Jolie is famous for controlling her own image as a devoted mom and a benevolent humanitarian without the help of a publicist. Since she filed for divorce, Angelina has been cleverly planting negative information about her estranged husband Brad Pitt in hopes of getting full custody of their 6 kids. She needs full custody so she can move wherever she wants while doing her diplomatic work. Two women who work for her charity in London have been accused of being the sources of the Brad stories whispered to journalists. Alcohol and drug problems, child abuse- even cheating rumors surfaced about Brad – to his great distress. The FBI was called in to investigate Brad’s behavior with the children but they found nothing wrong. Meanwhile Angelina continues to publicize all the details of their custody battle to further the smear campaign against Brad. But suddenly, people are starting to DOUBT Angelina’s accusations and point the finger at HER for dirty divorce tactics. Brad has kept quiet throughout and we will probably never hear HIS side of the story. He just wants access to his kids and we feel bad for him. Brad should have known better than to marry a woman who has NO FEMALE FRIENDS – or male either.
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Kim Kardashian’s incredibly self indulgent and lavish wedding left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth except her mother Kris, who managed to turn it into a money making proposition. 72 days later the marriage was OVER and we still don’t really know WHERE all those expensive gifts ended up! Kanye West has noticed that Kim is not well liked in certain circles. This week Kim and Kanye announced that instead of baby gifts, friends should send a donation to the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Whose idea do you suppose THAT was? Certainly not Kim or her momager Kris. Of course, it was Kanye’s idea – he’s from Chicago and is involved with a number of charities there. We guess he’s tired of people badmouthing his baby mama.
Acquaintances of Gary Busey are not the least bit surprised that he filed for bankruptcy because he’s “never had a good grip on his finances.” “Gary still spends and acts like he’s an A-list star” we were told. Gary was nominated for an Oscar for “The Buddy Holly Story” in the late 70’s, followed by a number of successful movies like ”Lethal Weapon.” After that, his income went down, but his spending DIDN’T. He’s never owned a house because he always had bad credit. But he HAD to keep up “the image” so he RENTED a (modest) Malibu house for years, and drove a 20 plus year old Mercedes. Recently Gary got lucky and clicked on the reality show circuit (above, Gary on Celebrity Wife Swap) and made some money, but “spent it like the big star he isn’t any more.”
A number of Las Vegas charities are crossing their fingers that Tiger Woods won’t be afraid to hold his charity foundation’s largest fundraiser, Tiger Jam, in Las Vegas this year. Tiger cancelled the event last April due to his cheating scandal. According to Norm Clarke, Woods’ PR team has been discouraging visits to party central Las Vegas in hopes of rebuilding his shattered image. But the charities are hurting financially and hoping Tiger will resurrect the event. As long as he’s not photographed nightclubbing with questionable women, what’s left of Tiger’s reputation should survive the weekend intact.
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In her quest for a “bad girl” image, Kesha, 23, has acquired a removable gold tooth, not unlike the gold tooth Madonna sported in the early 90’s. Back in the 80’s you could buy “gold” teeth on 42nd street for around five dollars for immediate gratification. Kesha (Tik Tok) and Taylor Momsen,17, (Pretty Reckless) are hell-bent on creating debauched rockstar images for themselves by whatever means possible. They’re terrified of being regarded as white-bread pop stars like Britney Spears. Amy Winehouse is much cooler.