New Banter with Ben and Lisa is up, and this episode is really funny, if I do say so myself. Here’s the official description:
This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (idolator.com) embrace Siblings Day by discussing the famous siblings they like most. From Kim Richards to Bambi Swayze, we definitely cover a lot of ground. Then it’s on to this week’s “American Idol” which featured Mariah Carey’s most long-winded critiques yet. Finally, we tackle some of the dubious celebrity couples out there — Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, Rihanna and Chris Brown, e.g.. Along the way, there’s talk of hamsters and a big shout-out to all our followers on SoundCloud. Come take a listen!
Banter with Ben and Lisa is back! We had a little hiatus for various personal scheduling conflicts, but I’m happy to announce that the podcast is back on track. On this week’s episode, we discuss a wide variety of topics, starting with my recent trip to France, Lisa’s training for the LA marathon, and all the scuttlebutt surrounding a giant boulder being shipped into Los Angeles. Plus, we discuss Internet sensation Marilyn Hagerty and her Olive Garden review, and we also take on Snooki, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, and Shia Labeouf, among others. Take a listen!
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Okay, ladies and gents. Time to vote with your loins. People just announced that the Sexiest Man Alive is Bradley Cooper — he of the smarmy rictus and greasy hair (a.k.a. devilish grin and luscious locks, for those who are decidedly in the pro-Cooper camp). As OMG points out, many people aren’t thrilled with the choice, especially when others like the omnipresent Ryan Gosling seem a much better fit for the title.
Where do you stand? Is Bradley Cooper the sexiest man alive, or should someone else have won the title? And if so, who?
Boardwalk Empire star and notable Hollywood mess Paz De La Huerta dropped by VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live this AM, and I’m proud to report the interview was just as awkward as one could imagine. There were no nip slips or drunken rants, but plenty of deafening silences and pretentious observations — the kind that had hostess Carrie Keagan smiling and nodding aggressively as if to hide an inner monologue that probably went something like “Holy crap. This is awful. What do I do? Why am I doing this? Where has my life taken me? Is this what my career is? I want to be swimming with puffins in the morning and operating a loom at night.”
Nevertheless, it’s a strained interaction, to say the least.
This just in! My spies out in the field have texted me this VERY pressing matter:
“Spotted: Ashley from NJ hwives at CVS on hwood n la brea being yelled at by security!!! (But they let her go. Dunno wha happened!)”
My friend went on to text that she had “bad cake makeup on.”
Dunh dunh DUNHHHH.
So it’s official: Ashley (or is it Ashlee) is here in LA and still a troublemaker. If only we knew what she had done to incur the wrath of CVS. We know one thing for sure: she’s probably wiping one invisible tear away from her eye with her index finger as we speak.
It must have been bad enough for Queen Elizabeth when she learned Prince William would be marrying the COMMONER Kate Middleton. Now comes news that Prince Harry is canoodling with an American COMMONER (with a white trash tattoo on her torso to boot). Yes, the ginger royal, who’s been stationed in Southern California for military training, has allegedly made the acquaintance of Jessica Donaldson, a cocktail waitress at San Diego’s Andaz Hotel. No word on what the rest of the fam thinks about this budding relationship, but I imagine it’s only a matter of time before Prince Philip accidentally calls Jessica a whore trollop to the press. And yes, the physical similarities to Katie Midds have been noted.
Earlier today, it was announced that Eddie Murphy will be hosting the Oscars next year, which is both exciting and confounding. After all, Eddie Murphy is known these days for being, well, kind of a downer. When was the last time we saw him being funny? Don’t you dare say Norbit.
Nevertheless, while the comedian may have made a second career out of appearing in forgettable family films, it’s impossible to deny the firebrand he used to be. I have my fingers crossed that this could be one of the most electric Oscars in a few years (heck, anything could improve upon this year’s Anne Hathaway/James Franco dud). Do we think Eddie Murphy will rise to the challenge? Or will this be a colossal FAIL?