Barbara Walters hasn’t revealed all the names from the hotly-anticipated Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009, but The Insider has a sneak peak at six of this year’s most talked about pop culture fixtures.
Earning nods on this year’s special, we have American Idol star Adam Lambert, pop sensation Lady Gaga, political pundit Glen Beck, writer/producer/director Tyler Perry, South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford, and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. What do you think of Babs’ selections so far?
Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year will be unveiled in a one-hour ABC News special, airing Wednesday, Dec. 9 @ 10PM on ABC.
Congress is calling on a pair of polo-playing socialites to explain how they successfully crashed The Obamas’ first White House State Dinner last Tuesday night at a hearing on Thursday.
House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson is asking Tareq and Michaele Salahi, of Faquier County, Virginia, and the head of the Secret Service, Mark Sullivan, to testify about the breach in security that allowed the couple to meet President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden and a number of other public figures without being on the party’s guest list. Read the rest of this entry »
PR-wise this isn’t going to be a good holiday season for Tiger Woods…..As the fallout continues over the pro golfer’s late night car crash and rumored romance with a Manhattan party planner, at least two of the companies shelling out big endorsement bucks to Tiger are standing by their guy.
“Tiger and his family have Nike’s full support,” a spokesperson for Nike, which Tiger endorses, said in a statement on Monday. “We respect Tiger’s request for privacy and our thoughts are with Tiger and his family at this time.”
Sports drink giant Gatorade also spoke out lending their support to Tiger, who is pitchman for the brand’s “Woods of Wisdom” campaign.
“We wish Tiger well as he recovers and look forward to seeing him back on the course soon,” a statement from Gatorade said. “Our partnership with Tiger continues.”
Tiger’s endorsement deals brought in approximately $105 million last year, according to Sports Illustrated. In September, Forbes announced Tiger had become the first athlete to earn $1 billion over the course of his career, which began when the former chid prodigy turned pro in 1996 at the age of 21.
There’s a mayjah catfight brewing between two of the hottest socialites on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. These days, the drama on The CW’s cult favorite Gossip Girl hangs around long after the cameras have stopped rolling, TV industry tattles tell Hollywood Life.com. Word is 16-year-old beauty Taylor Momsen is green with envy that G.G. co-star Leighton Meester is getting lots of free promo for her forthcoming album, courtesy of show producers, while Momsen’s own tracks have yet to receive a single spin on the show. Read the rest of this entry »
Cleveland Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore has enlisted the help of investigators with Major League Baseball to halt further publication of a set of steamy snaps he says were stolen from his girlfriend’s e-mail account and posted online, The Associated Press said Monday.
In a series of humiliating pictures — which were sent to Playboy Playmate Brittany Binger before being peppered all over the Interwebs — Grady, 27, is photographed nude and smiling into a bathroom mirror as he holds a teacup in front of his — er — privates…..
“We fully support Grady as he deals with this personal matter,” The Indians said of its three-time All-Star in a statement Monday. “The posted photos were stolen from his girlfriend’s e-mail account and a legal investigation is under way.”