Michael Vick says he’s thankful to be playing football again. Now the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback hopes to receive another second chance — to own a dog. A court-ordered rule prevents Vick from owning a dog, but he said in a recent interview, he hopes that one day changes.
According to Jay-Z, he is ready to start a family and thinks Orlando would be a great place to do so. Pop the top for the details.
In a recent interview Jay said this:
is gritty and real and helped shape both my music and my life, but Orlando—Orlando has it all,” said the 40-year-old recording artist. “Plenty of shops, amazing restaurants, and you’re only minutes away from Universal Studios. Plus, Orlando is just a really great place to raise a family.” Jay-Z went on to declare that if you could make it in Kissimmee–St. Cloud, you could probably make it anywhere.
Damn Bey, we hope you are taking note ’cause Jay continues to throw hints in every damn interview, and we are tired of seeing him look stupid.
Oprah Winfrey seems to be quite attached to her television babies, as word in she’s planning on taking her proteges — especially Rachael Ray — with her when she leaves her hit show to become the overlord of the Oprah Winfrey Network.
TV Insiders tell me that “Oprah would love to take all the hit shows she has produced and created to her new network, particularly everyone’s favorite cook, Rachael Ray.” Also on the to-go menu is the huge new hit ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ and good old boy ‘Dr. Phil.’ Apparently Oprah’s office has enough room for two doctors.
A friend of the boisterous Ray informs me that “Rachael adores Oprah and would do whatever she tells her. She thinks Oprah is the best boss in the entire world.” How could a boss with pockets that deep not be great?
Rachael’s rep Lauren Nowell tells me: “Rachael Ray has been renewed through 2012 and there’s nothing to comment on beyond that.” That would be precisely one year after Oprah is set to leave, which would give O plenty of time to get the kitchen ready for the ’30 Minute’ chef. There’s only one thing that Rachael cooks up better than a burger, and that’s ratings.
“Oprah surrounds herself by the best and these three shows are just that,” one source said. Additionally, the TV queen is said to be looking for the right show for her regular guests — funny lady Ali Wentworth and cute-as-curtains decorator Nate Berkus — to air on a network. Guess which one, yet? Yep, The Oprah Network.
MARTIN LAWRENCE, TEMPTATIONS AT
Motown legends The Temptations,
featuring Dennis Edwards are set to
headline CARRY’s [Coalition For At-
Risk Youth] 2009 Annual fundraising
gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel to
benefit foster kids throughout the
city of Los Angeles. Jennifer Lewis
will emcee the event, which is
scheduled to honor actor/comedian
LATRELL SPREWELL FACING FORECLOSURE
One year after defaulting on a loan
for his 70-foot yacht, former NBA
star Latrell Sprewell is facing
foreclosure on his $5.4 million
mansion in Westchester County, New
UNCLE SAM WANTS RHAMES
Ving Rhames is being stalked by
Uncle Sam. According to TMZ, the
actor owes almost half a million
bucks in unpaid taxes. Documents
filed in L.A. County Superior Court
show Ving and his wife Deborah owe
the IRS $491,588.06 for unpaid
taxes in 2007.
VIDEO INSIDE. The singer has avoided the dating scene since ex-boyfriend Chris Brown brutally assaulted her back in February. But she admits she’s itching for some action between the sheets – and some of her mum’s spicy beef stew – as the festive season approaches. When asked what she wants this Christmas, Rihanna responded: “Some great food and some great sex. “That’s not too much to ask, right? The sex might be a little difficult but definitely my mum is coming to cook me some food.
“My mum cooks this thing called Pepperpot, which is like a stew. Sounds strange but it’s really good. It’s spicy, which I love. “But we do the whole traditional tree thing, it’s just not a white Christmas.
“I might be in Barbados but I’m thinking about spending it with my grandparents in New York.”
Meanwhile, the star has defended X Factor judges over the criticism and pressure they pile on contestants. Rihanna – who will be performing on the show this Sunday – rejects calls on SIMON COWELL and co to tone down the ferocity of their comments, insisting the real world’s a far less forgiving place.
She added: “The show is huge – it reaches a lot of my fans. They called and asked us and we couldn’t possibly say no.
“The judges are very accurate when they say ‘that was great’ or ‘that was horrible’. They’re betting on these kids and they’re looking for a star.
“In this industry, if they can’t take the comments the judges are giving them then they won’t be prepared for this world. This world is much more intense and the comments can be a lot worse.
“Simon Cowell is nothing compared to what this industry can do to you.”
Rihanna’s new album Rated R was released yesterday.
MTV GETS TV RIGHTS TO “THIS IS IT”
The New York Times reports that MTV
Networks has acquired exclusive
television rights to the Michael
Jackson concert film “This Is It”
for six years beginning in 2011.
The deal allows MTV Networks to
show the motion picture on all of
its channels, including MTV, VH1
and BET Networks.
LA WANTS REIMBURSEMENT FOR MJ
The Los Angeles city attorney wants
back the $3 million it shelled out
for Michael Jackson’s memorial at
the Staples Center, a spokesman
said Monday, despite an audit
concluding the event generated even
more revenue for the city.
50 CENT INKS FILM PARTNERSHIP
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s Cheetah
Vision Films joins Emmett/Furla
Films in partnering with Georgia-
based entrepreneur Richard Jackson
to produce and co-finance three to
five pictures per year.
SHARPTON LEADS ‘OUTRAGE’ AGAINST
Hip-Hop activist Erica Ford, CEO
and founder of Life Camp Inc., has
partnered with the Rev. Al Sharpton
to lead “National Day of Outrage,”
a nationwide protest against
violence on Nov. 23.
Joe Jackson claims there was “no justification” for him to be excluded from getting money from Michael Jackson‘s estate … and now he’s asking a judge to grant him a monthly allowance.
Joe just filed papers in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming he’s “entitled to his own independent family allowance.”
In the docs, Leonard Rowe — a guy who claims to have been MJ’s manager — says Michael used to give his mother Katherine up to $60,000 a month to live on, and that Michael instructed her to give half of it to Joe.
Joe claims Michael’s estate has “earned more than $100 million dollars in the first seven (7) weeks following Michael Jackson’s death” and is “well able to afford a family allowance for Joe Jackson.”
Joe says he has $15,425 in total monthly expenses, including the following:
- $2,500 eating out
– $2,000 for air travel– $3,000 for hotel bills
– $1,000 for groceries
– $1,200 for rent
– $50 in charitable contributions
UPDATE — Howard Weitzman, one of the attorneys the Special Administrators for Michael Jackson’s Estate, tells TMZ: “The Special Administrators have been made aware that Joe Jackson filed papers asking to be paid a family allowance from the Estate. It was quite surprising to learn of the request. Mr. Jackson’s Petition will be considered as are all requests for money from Michael’s Estate.”