Yikes! Geregate continues . . . April 26, 2007
India issues arrest warrant for Gere over kiss
An Indian court has issued an arrest warrant for Richard Gere and Bollywood actress Shilpa Shelty after they kissed and embraced in public at an HIV/AIDS awareness event in New Dehli. The issue has caused an uproar in India where citizens have taken to the streets burning effigies of Gere. The judge who issued the warrants called the kiss and embrace an ”obscene act” and subpoenaed television footage of the event. Under Indian law, a person convicted of public obscenity faces up to three months in prison, a fine, or both.
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LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Divorced dad Alec Baldwin, caught yelling at his daughter on a voicemail message, said Wednesday he asked NBC to let him out of his “30 Rock” contract so he can devote his time to the issue of “parental alienation.”
“If I never acted again I couldn’t care less,” Baldwin said in a pre-taped appearance for ABC’s “The View,” scheduled to air Friday.
The actor, in a transcript provided to The Associated Press by “The View,” said that he also wanted to quit “30 Rock” so the sitcom and the hundreds who work on it wouldn’t “be hurt by the situation.” (Watch what?s in, and behind, the mud Baldwin and his ex have been slinging )
NBC, however, quickly shot down the idea. The actor has become a key asset for the freshman sitcom, stealing the show as an oily but charming network executive overseeing a “Saturday Night Live”-type program.
“Alec Baldwin remains an important part of ’30 Rock.’ We look forward to having him continue his role in the show,” NBC said in a statement Wednesday. (more…)
Love-Starved Dance With Themselves in Air Sex Competition
It’s like air guitar, only dirtier.
Love-starved Japanese men are gathering in Tokyo’s theater district to mime their best bedroom moves in a performance they’re calling “Air Sex,” the Mainichi Daily News reported recently.
“Air sex was originally invented by guys who couldn’t get girlfriends but desperately want to have sex,” said the creator of the genre, J-Taro Sugisaku.
The men compete in much the same manner as air guitar, crowning the champions who best mimic those actions that usually appear under cover of darkness.
And it’s dangerous, said last year’s champ, a guy named Cobra.
“You can’t care about what women watching your performance are thinking about you,” he said. “When you get down to air sex, you’ve got to immerse yourself in the air sex world.
“Air sex can’t be performed in half-measures,” he continued. “If it is, you’re only asking for trouble.”
say it aint so April 25, 2007
this piece of goss is a few days old, but nooooooooooooooooo!
This morning, eagle-eyed reader Emily alerted us to a hot new Hollywood romance, if by “hot” you mean “unbelievable” and by “romance” you mean “publicity stunt”: America’s Crush© John Krasinski has been having a hot on-set romance with his Leatherheads co-star Renée Zellweger! In a way, this relationship makes total sense: For Krasinski, he moves into the upper echelons of A-List dating, and for Renée, he’s a non-gay man willing to show his face in public.
Which now begs the question: Is anyone out there Team Renée? I like the girl fine (Cold Mountain and Chicago being two of my favorite movies, not to mention my 8 DVD copies of Bridge J), but JIM? My Jim? OUR JIM? That bitch.
In other news, no new Office last night. On the bright side, here is a HILARIOUS promo for next week’s show, and one of Jim’s best Dwight pranks ever.
i’m not gay. i just understand women.
As one of American Idol‘s most polarizing figures, fans either love or hate Sanjaya Malakar – but he says he’s always been popular with women.
“I’ve always gotten along with girls better because I was raised by women,” Malakar tells PEOPLE in its new issue.
Malakar, whose parents divorced when he was 3, says his ease with women comes from being close to his mom and his sister, Shyamali, who were his biggest influence growing up in Seattle. But getting along with girls didn’t always work to his benefit.
“I got teased in school because people figured I must be gay because I understand women,” the phenomenally popular American Idol castoff says. “I think that’s why guys didn’t like me – because I got along with girls so well. When I went up to girls they would give me a hug and a kiss on the cheek like I was their gay friend. But I was the straight guy that understood them.”
As for his dating past, Malakar, who is now 17, says: “I had a girlfriend but she became clingy, and I didn’t want to get into a really serious relationship because I was 16. Before his arrival on the hit FOX show, “I just wanted to date and have fun,” he says.