Breaking News J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey relief fund is still goin' hard -- blitzing past $30 MILLION as Houston begins its long road to recovery. After breaking $20 million on Tuesday, a couple HUGE donations came through for J.J. -- $5 mil from billionaire businessman Charles Butt and $1 mil from Jimmy Fallon and "The Tonight Show." Fallon joins a long list of A-listers that have given big to Watt's fund -- including Miley Cyrus, Drake and Ellen DeGenerous. Jimmy personally thanked the Houston Texans superstar on his show ... before giving the stage to a choir group from H-Town. Awesome stuff. … [Read more...] about J.J. Watt Harvey Relief Fund Passes $30 Million … with Assist from Jimmy Fallon!
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It’s easy to call acts of horror “evil.” It’s comforting to ascribe an external, unknowable motive to events so terrible we can’t imagine a motivation. The human mind is incapable of imagining what would drive a man to haul an arsenal of high-powered weapons into a hotel room, knock out a couple windows, murder dozens of people and injure hundreds more by spraying them with gunfire. So we call it evil. That settles that. President Trump called the shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 59 dead and more than 500 injured “an act of pure evil,” and who’s to argue with him? If evil exists in this world, surely indiscriminately murdering faceless strangers from 300 yards away qualifies. Whatever drove Stephen Paddock to that hotel room that night would fall under any reasonable definition of evil. But what if evil doesn’t exist in this world? Of course people do terrible things. Examples are easy to find, from our own regrets to the … [Read more...] about Evil Doesn’t Kill People – Guns Kill People
Elton John sits at a giant red piano left over from his Vegas days, wearing the same brownish Adidas tracksuit I saw him in two days earlier. Today is a Sunday rehearsal at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles for the debut show behind his 32nd album, Wonderful Crazy Night, and he is jawing with his crew about his vocals. They don’t seem to be getting the sound to his liking, so he sings to them in an unrhymed couplet: “You’ll know when my tits/Goes up your ass.” Everyone laughs, and then Elton breaks into a few bars from Oklahoma! before dropping down to his bass range and crooning lines not from the Rodgers and Hammerstein original: “Why do all the queers come from Tulsa?/Why do all the fairies live in Oklahoma?/I think I’ll move there next to you!” The crew and the band are now giggling, including guitarist Davey Johnstone and drummer Nigel Olsson, who have been playing with Elton for more than 40 years. They work through the playful title … [Read more...] about Elton John: The Bitch at Peace
Mark Patton is the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, which now has something of a unique place in horror history. Once viewed as one of the worst entries in the beloved franchise, the conversation has shifted over the years. It has been called the gayest horror movie ever made. Complex as its legacy may be, in recent years, it's started to find its audience. As the new documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street shows, the movie's legacy is quite complex. Despite starring in a hit movie, Mark Patton who, at the time, was a closeted gay actor, he decided to leave Hollywood behind, disappearing from the public eye for decades. In recent years, Patton has actively been embracing his role as horror's first male scream queen and has taken a very active role in the horror community. Much of that time has been spent shifting the conversation surrounding Freddy's Revenge. Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street recently played at Fantastic Fest in Austin, … [Read more...] about Mark Patton and Scream, Queen Directors Talk About the New Legacy of Elm Street 2 [Exclusive]
EXCLUSIVE Lil Scrappy can finally pee in a cup sans stress ... because the rapper has purged himself of the green stuff for 30 days ...TMZ has learned. We broke the story ... The "Love & Hip Hop: ATL" star voluntarily checked himself into rehab on May 30th -- after failing a court-ordered drug test. He copped to the fact he was addicted to ganja and wanted help. Lil Scrappy's lawyer Mawuli Mel Davis tells TMZ ... Scrappy was able to kick his nasty habit and the rapper was released at 12:01 AM Saturday, practically a new man. He explains, "Scrappy has had time to reflect, read, and write. He is now drug and alcohol free." To pass on his newfound wisdom, we're told Scrappy will start mentoring teens next week -- speaking to them about what he's gone through and how to keep their noses clean. Maybe a little too soon, but ... FYI -- Scrappy -- who's currently on probation -- better stay straight, because he must submit to random drug tests. Whatever it takes, right? … [Read more...] about Lil Scrappy — I’ve Been Weed Free For 30 Days!