Today’s CRAP ON CELEBS we talk about a TV icon passing and Mel Gibson comes unglued…again…and this time it’s just as good as it was the first time. Dude is straight BATISH crazy! Also we have today’s CRAPPY BDAY and WORLD FAMOUS PORNO BDAY!
One of the most important men in the history of radio and rock and roll is no more. DICK CLARK . . . a.k.a. AMERICA’S OLDEST TEENAGER . . . died yesterday of a massive heart attack, after having some kind of outpatient medical procedure the night before. He was 82. As you probably know, Dick suffered a huge stroke in 2004 . . . but he continued to make brief, annual appearances on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” . . . which he created in 1972. RYAN SEACREST . . . who took over the New Year’s hosting duties . . . issued a statement yesterday saying, quote, “I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.” He added, quote, “He was a remarkable host and businessman and left a rich legacy to television audiences around the world. We will all miss him.” Dick Clark started in radio in the early 1950s . . . as a MAIL ROOM GUY. He got his big break in 1956, getting the hosting gig on a local Philadelphia TV show called “Bob Horn’s Bandstand” after Horn was fired. As “American Bandstand”, the show went national and aired on ABC until 1987. It then aired briefly in syndication and on the USA Network. The show launched the careers of everyone from BUDDY HOLLY to the JACKSON 5 to MADONNA. Incidentally, three acts Clark never managed to get on “Bandstand” were THE BEATLES, THE ROLLING STONES and ELVIS. Dick’s credits also include “The $25,000 Pyramid”, “TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes”. . . which he hosted with ED MCMAHON. . . and the “American Music Awards”. Over his long and storied career, Dick has won five Emmys and a Peabody Award. He’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame . . . and he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
HERE IS A DICK CLARK MOVIE MONTAGE!
HERE IS SOME BEST OF AMERICAN BANDSTAND MONTAGE!
AND OF COURSE! DICK HOSTED PYRAMID FOR AWHILE TOO!
“Time” magazine released its list of the 100 most influential people yesterday. Here are some of the highlights . . .
The comedian LOUIS C.K.
TIM COOK, the CEO at Apple who took over after STEVE JOBS passed away, and WALTER ISAACSON, who wrote the Jobs biography
BARACK OBAMA, MITT ROMNEY, and RON PAUL
KATE and PIPPA MIDDLETON
North Korea’s new leader KIM JONG-UN
One more note: This is the first time EVER that OPRAH hasn’t made the list, since it began in 1999. She’s the only person who’d made it every single year. The end of her show and the struggles of the Oprah Winfrey Network have definitely taken their toll on her level of influence. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are both making their sixth appearances on the list.
We kind of knew this was coming: Screenwriter JOE ESZTERHAS said he had recordings of MEL GIBSON flying off the handle yet again. And now, one of those recordings has been released. Quick backstory: Eszterhas had been hired to write what was supposed to be one of Mel’s next movies, “The Maccabees”. The movie got shelved, and it was supposedly because Joe’s script wasn’t up to snuff. But Joe wrote a nine-page letter saying it was Mel’s fault. He accused Mel of being a Jew-hating anger ball who wanted to kill his ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA and had no intention of actually making the film. The new audio was recorded during a trip to Costa Rica this past December by Joe’s 15-year-old son Nick . . . who used his iPod. There were several people present including Joe and Nick, Joe’s wife, friends of Mel’s and members of his staff. In the video, Mel is RAGING. He screams at Joe, quote, “Why don’t I have a first draft of ‘The Maccabees’? What the [eff] have you been doing?” He also goes after Oksana, saying, quote, “I am earning money for a filthy little [person who performs oral sex] who takes advantage of me . . . So hurry the [eff] up!” Then he yells at all his guests, quote, “Who wants to eat? Who the [eff] wants to eat? Go have something to eat. Hurraaayyyyy!” There’s also a loud thud where Mel apparently knocked over a totem pole . . . and some random spewing of profanities. CHECK OUT THE GIBSON AUDIO HERE!
–James Franco – 34
–Ashley Judd – 44
–Troy Polamalu – 31 (Safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers)
–Kate Hudson – 33
–Jesse James – 43
–Hayden Christensen – 31 (Anakin Skywalker)
–“Suge” Knight – 47 (Now bankrupt Death Row Records gangsta)
–Maria Sharapova – 25 (Russian tennis chick…who has gotten in some trouble for wearing really short skirts and grunting loudly on the tennis court. One of her grunts was measured at 101.2 decibels . . . which is louder than a LAWNMOWER!)
Victoria Rose – 28 – Today’s birthday girl has spent more time on her back than an auto mechanic……in 90 fine films including:
“Drunk Sex Orgy: Where the Wild Hos Go”
“Girly Gang Bang Volume 8”
“Dude Your Girlfriend Is In A Porno Volume 3”
“Big Toys No Boys Volume 5″
Mad Sex Party: Birthday Beaver Bash and Banana Rammers”