Mar 15 2011

Dad Gilbert Gottfried fired as voice of Aflac duck

Comedian and celebrity dad Gilbert Gottfried was fired as the voice of the Aflac duck, according to CNN. He made the following jokes via Twitter about Japan:

“Japan called me. They said ‘maybe those jokes are a hit in the U.S., but over here, they’re all sinking.'”

“I was talking to my Japanese real estate agent. I said ‘is there a school in this area.’ She said ‘not now, but just wait.'”

The tweets have since been deleted according to Yahoo! News.

I’m against people being fired for making jokes. Then again, there is such a thing as, you know, judgment. This is poor judgment on Gilbert’s part.

Gottfried has never been a comic who works clean, which is why I always found it amusing that he gets so much work in children’s entertainment like Aladdin and Cyberchase.

Here is Gilbert Gottfried at the Hugh Hefner roast, one of my favorite routines of his.

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By the way, yes, Gilbert is indeed a father. I know this because I listen to Howard Stern. I guess he’ll have to look for another steady gig to support the family.

And OK, fine. We should call him Gilbert GotFired. Get it? Oy.

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried fired as voice of Aflac duck – CNN.com.


Nov 09 2010

Lindsay Lohan Meets With Father Michael At Rehab

I’m not sure why I’m obsessed with Lindsay Lohan and her father Michael. Admittedly, Lindsay’s ongoing downward spiral is more intriguing than some, in part because it seems to be a true never-ending story. It’s not a train-wreck, because, well, when you wreck a train, that’s it. It stops moving. Lindsay Lohan’s life keeps getting more and more tumultuous.

At the moment, Michael Lohan’s little daughter is in court-ordered rehab. Michael, according to published reports, visited her there. She hadn’t seen him in seven months, they say.

An unnamed eyewitness (spywitness?) described the tender scene thusly:

“Lindsay met him at Betty Ford and the pair spent hours together… it was not a fleeting encounter, this appeared well-planned in advance. It was an emotional reunion… there were hugs, kisses and even a few tears when Michael and Lindsay first saw each other.”

Big Daddy Michael Lohan said in a statement that he has “pledged not to comment about anything relating to my daughter.” He then went on to talk about his daughter, saying, “However, what I will say is that I am an incredibly proud father tonight. My daughter is progressing extraordinarily well.”

At least he said something nice. Right?

Actress Lindsay Lohan reunites with disgraced father Michael Celebrity News & Gossip – Glamour.com (Glamour.com UK)


Oct 03 2010

Noel Gallagher of Oasis is a Dad Again

This is probably bigger news in the U.K. than in the U.S., but to paraphrase Rihanna, hey baby, he’s a rock star, right? Noel Gallagher of Oasis is a dad again. This is his third child. He and his girlfriend are not married. For shame, Noel, for shame. (Not really.)

Noel Gallagher celebrates arrival of son (The Sun via Digital Spy)


Sep 15 2010

Celebrity Parents That Seem Normal

Celebrity parents, celebrity kids paper dolls

And now, for your viewing pleasure, here are two sets of celebrity parents that seem normal.

First up: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and husband Pete Wentz, hanging by the water with little Bronx Mowgli. I’ve written before that Bronx is a rough name for a kid to have, but at least the Simpson-Wentzes seem to be normal parents. See photos at the Daily Mail.

Next we have Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. She has an incredible career in music and fashion, and he used to be in a band called Bush that was sort of popular. (Rossdale and Bush are putting out a new album this year called Everything Always Now; you can download the first single here. Maybe it’ll be as big as ‘Hollaback Girl’. Trivia tidbit: according to the web site for No Doubt, the band Gwen Stefani started her career in, they used to open for Bush.) The headline is sort of odd: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale leave their sons at home to celebrate eighth wedding anniversary. Should they bring the kids along? Stefani is gorgeous, and 40, which isn’t old but that’s older than I thought she was. I guess I think of rock stars as being young, but ‘Tragic Kingdom‘ came out in 1995, which was (gulp) 15 years ago. Again, pics of the happy family are at the Daily Mail web site.

Celebrity parents that seem normal are not, of course, a common occurrence. Or maybe parenting skills have an inverse relationship with a desire to seek the spotlight. Tough to say. Somebody study that, will you please?

Celebrity Parents, Celebrity Kids Paper Dolls [Paperback] image via Amazon.com


Jul 02 2010

Did Kelsey Grammer Avoid His Kids? [Gossip]

Apparently Kelsey Grammer, who played Stinky Pete in ‘Toy Story 2‘ (c’mon, he was awesome), is getting divorced again. And according to his soon-to-be ex, he may not be the world’s greatest dad.

TMZ say:

We’re told the tipping point for Camille was Father’s Day, when Kelsey was 2,475 air miles away from his family and didn’t call his kids.

Not that we have any inside knowledge of this nonsense, but on Father’s Day, it’s nice to call him, instead of making dad call you.

And not to take sides here, but this quote seemed a bit off:

As one source said, “She doesn’t know what Kelsey is doing in New York, but he’s made it pretty clear he wants nothing to do with marriage anymore,” adding, “She didn’t see it coming.”

OK, maybe she didn’t see it coming. But she didn’t know what he was doing in New York? He’s doing a musical on Broadway. Go visit the guy!

via Kelsey Grammer Was Done with Marriage | TMZ.com.


Dec 21 2009

Michael Lohan Still Talking About Famous Daughter

Can Michael Lohan stop talking? I mean that literally. It appears that he has Lindsay Lohan Tourette Syndrome. He really just canNOT shut up about his daughter.

This time it’s the fact that Lindsay has been hanging out with Leonardo DiCaprio. But they’re not dating or anything. Just spending time together. Oh! And she’s been hanging around other famous dudes too!

“They have been friends for years. Mark Wahlberg, Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio and a few others – I think they have a lot of positive things to offer.”

He’s such a shithead. What possible good can come of all this yammering? Well, good for Lindsay Lohan. Michael Lohan, it keeps his name out there, which seems to be what he cares about.

Leo DiCaprio a good influence on Lilo, says her father – Monsters and Critics


Dec 09 2009

Tiger Woods Emails To Rachel Uchitel

We will add “alleged emails” because there is no proof so far that these are real. But if they are, Tiger is a challenger to South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford for the title of Douchiest Email Of All Time.

“I know it’s brutal on you that you can’t be with me all the time. I get it. It f***ing kills me, too. I finally found someone I connect with, someone I have never found like this. Not even at home. You want someone to witness your life. I want you to lay next to me, lay on me or where ever you want to lay. F***. Why didn’t we find each other years ago. We wouldn’t be having this conversation.”

“Not even at home”? Is he kidding? That’s the whole point, dude. Married men everywhere are looking at Tiger and thinking that not only did he cheat, not only did he get caught, but he PUT IT IN WRITING. And not only did he put it in writing, he wrote bullshit like this.

Well, you know. Allegedly.

Tiger Woods Emails To Rachel Uchitel (InTouch Weekly)