Sep 17, 2009

In the Know: Hot Topics

Welcome, one and all, to my first official blog post. As I enter into the exciting world of public relations, I have decided to bare all for for my dedicated readers. At only 22 years young, I am still able to openly admit my love affair with gossip. The weeklies are my guilty pleasure, and I am not ashamed to admit it. With my new heavy workload (courtesy of Humber College's Public Relations Postgraduate Certificate program - Hello!), I have had to put down the tabloids and focus on the Globe and Mail. At this time I would like to thank the wonderful world of celebrity bloggers for taking over my RSS feed and letting me escape into the wonderful world of celebrity gossip. So Perez, People, this one's for you.

Fasten your seat-belts, the celebrity world is one bumpy ride! This has been quite the week in Hollywood, with major events such as the MTV VMA's and Patrick Swayze's untimely death grabbing headlines. Here is your weekly roundup... (PS keep an eye out for how Twitter was used in nearly all the stories)

Welcome to the World, Sparrow!
The newest member of the Richie-Madden clan, Sparrow James Midnight, was born on September 9, 2009. Joining his big sis, cutie Harlow Winter Kate, Sparrow surely developed parent's Nicole and Joel's good looks. With @JoelMadden tweeting a link for his little songbird, Sparrow's unusual moniker may have developed from Simon and Garfunkel's song of the same name. My only question now is what type of "Sparrow" line will Nicole develop for her little prince? House of Harlow 1960 could always be complemented by a cool handbag line.... Just saying!

Jessica Simpson - Missing Daisy (not Duke!)
Everyone's favorite divorcee, unlucky-in-love, and ex-newlywed has lost her beloved pooch, Daisy. A gift from ex-husband Nick Lachey (of 98 degrees fame, for all you oldies), Daisy has remained Simpson's bff through all the hookups, breakups, and hair extension. Daisy was snatched by a coyote right in front of Jess's eyes ("HORROR" - her words, not mine) and the desperate mommy has been putting up "missing" posters and asking Twitterville to pray for Daisy's return.

Patrick Swayze - RIP
On Monday, September 14, Patrick Swayze lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. The actor, 57, famously known for his roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost, has been battling cancer for the past 20 months. Swayze refused to let his illness get the best of him and continued to receive cancer treatments while filming his new A&E series The Beast. Rest in Peace.

West v. Taylor Swift - Saving the Best for Last
It was a Love Story gone wrong for Taylor Swift on September 13, 2009 at the MTV Video Music Awards in NYC. Country sweetheart Taylor had just won the award for best female video, but had the rug pulled from under her seconds into her acceptance speech. The always controversial and vivacious Kanye West jumped on stage to proclaim his support for nominee (i.e. loser) Beyonce Knowles. Proclaiming, "Beyonce had the best video of all time", an intoxicated West embarrassed Ms. Knowles and left poor Taylor stunned. Did I neglect to mention that this was the first award of the night?! Kanye is definitely not one to shy away from the spotlight, and seems intent on stealing it if it was not his to begin with. Flashback to the BET awards of 2007, Kanye announced that he was giving his Best Video of the Year award to Outkast. In return, Outkast's Big Boi returned the award to West. Stop the shenanigans Kanye. I'm over it, and I bet everyone else is too!

Interesting side notes:
- Taylor Swift and Kanye West are both represented by WME co-CEO Dave Wirtschafter. Coincidence? I think not.
- Twitterverse exploded with #taylorswift and #kanyewest tweets following the rude interruption. The friendly fail-whale popped up many times as the Twittersphere was overloaded with 300,000 Kanye vs. Taylor related tweets. How's that for Twitter popularity folks?

Now grab that Globe and Mail and get back to business, the tabloid section has come to a close. Keeping you in the know with the hottest Scoop, catch you on the next post!

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