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Tareq Salahi's life is turning into a country song

Posted by: Vince Tuss Updated: September 20, 2011 - 3:05 PM



Quick upon the heels of losing his wife, Michaele, to Journey guitarist Neal Schon, Tareq Salahi has suffered another loss: His dog died, reports. Rio, a Doberman Pinscher, was done in by the stress, Tareq claims. However, he was on heart meds from a heart attack in the past few weeks.

To add insult to injury (or maybe a third verse?), TMZ also reports that when Tareq tried to bury Rio with a backhoe, the neighbors called the police on him, and the responding officers insisted on seeing the remains to make sure the story checked out. What? Is that supposed to be hard to believe?

Maybe it just wasn't an accident that Michaele, of the White House party crashers and "Real Housewives of D.C.," met up with Schon in Nashville...

Have White House party crashers crashed and burned?

Posted by: Vince Tuss Updated: September 15, 2011 - 4:36 PM



Credit dogged with flushing out the true nature of Michaele Salahi's disappearance Tuesday. When the noted White House state dinner crasher and "Real Housewives of D.C." star disappeared, her husband, Tareq, feared kidnapping. But no, TMZ found, Michaele had run off to join Journey guitarist Neal Schon in Nashville -- and didn't want to be found.

A day later, TMZ has another thought: "The Salahi Situation: Tragic Break-Up ... Or Ultimate Publicity Stunt?" The viewpoint that matters is Warren County Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron, whom the devastated Tareq called for help. The sheriff believes his report was genuine, the Associated Press says, but:

"We believe the Mr. Salahi did not know where his wife was. We know that she was not home, and we know that she was where she wanted to be. As of right now we don't think it's any different than the way it came in. If we know that this may have been some type of ... false complaint, I assure you that we would look into it a whole lot closer in a different direction because a lot of man hours were spent yesterday to work on this."





Reality TV can send you to prison; ask T.I.

Posted by: Vince Tuss Updated: September 8, 2011 - 5:02 PM



Reason No. 2,061why reality TV is the downfall of society comes from why rapper T.I. was returned to federal prison: Because his luxury bus ride to his halfway house, shown above, included his manager and a TV producer, who weren't authorized to travel or conduct business with him. They were discussing a new reality series and a book, according to the Department of Justice incident report. TMZ isn't buying the unauthorized entourage report, citing T.I.'s legal team, which says that was trumped up because federal prison officials were angry with T.I.'s choice of ride out of Arkansas. Either way, put down that remote control and help create space in America's prison system.

ABC: Always Be Closing or Alec Baldwin Complaining?

Posted by: Vince Tuss Updated: September 8, 2011 - 3:09 PM

Mr. Schweddy Balls himself is making news for sharing his coffee barista complaints on Twitter (See Sept. 7). Maybe it just gives us an excuse to post video of one of our favorite movie scenes, but Baldwin's off-the-cuff comments have been newsworthy before. But Baldwin himself should know: Coffee is closers, not complainers.

(In case you aren't familiar with "Glengarry Glen Ross," the movie that provides the scene, it is David Mamet, so the language is strong. Probably as strong as the coffee.)

Gwyneth Paltrow may have saved a life on 9/11. She says.

Posted by: James Lileks Updated: September 6, 2011 - 9:07 AM



if you love Paltrow, this story will make you go oooooh and that’s so karmic or something. If you find her slightly insufferable, this won’t help.

Gwyneth Paltrow has received a letter from a woman who believes the actress may have inadvertently saved her life on the day of the attacks on New York nearly 10 years ago.

 "Basically, what happened was I had gone to a yoga class very early," the Hollywood star said in an interview in Venice to discuss her latest movie "Contagion."

 "I was on the way home and it was the morning of September 11 -- not that I knew at the time what that meant -- and a girl was jaywalking across the street and we kind of both stopped at the same time and waited a really long time," said Paltrow.

 She said she and the woman did "this stop-start thing" for a time and began to laugh before the woman finally went on her way.

Do you have any idea what she’s talking about? Can you visualize this? I can’t.

"Ten years later I got a letter from her saying that she had been late for work and we had that thing and she went down to the Christopher Street station to catch her train to go down to the World Trade Center where she worked on the 77th floor of the South Tower and the train was just pulling out.

 "So had we not had that interaction she feels like her life would've taken a much different course. She called it her 'Sliding Doors moment'," Paltrow added, referring to one of her movies in which the plot follows different paths based on whether or not she catches a subway train.

Wonder if that really happened.

Carrie Fisher wants to wear that bikini again

Posted by: James Lileks Updated: August 24, 2011 - 11:33 AM

Photo courtesy Jenny Craig

Photo courtesy Jenny Craig

This just in: there is much less of Carrie Fisher than there was a while ago. People says:

She's lost 50 lbs. in the past nine months – and is ready for her bikini, or, in her case, her Princess Leia metal two-piece.


The self-effacing author-actress and Jenny Craig spokesperson, 54, coyly unveiled her latest self on Wednesday's Today" show, accepting a hug from host Ann Curry, who proclaimed Fisher "beeeeeeeeauuuuuutiful."

That is the precise number of e’s and u’s, by the way. An earlier version that moved on the wires had the exact quote as “beeeeeauuutiful,” but it’s been corrected.


The long-standing appeal of the metal bikini was not the item itself, but what it contained; could have been made out of tofu or ceramic for anyone cared.


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