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T.I. Claims Security Guard Cursing Out Tiny Is What Really Set Him Off Before Arrest: I Was ‘Livid’

It turns out there’s a whole other side to T.I.’s arrest. The rapper claims that the security guard left out some details and Tip only lost his cool after the guard yelled at Tiny over the phone!.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodlifeMay 17th, 2018

T.I. Claims Security Guard Cursing Out Tiny Is What Really Set Him Off Before Arrest: I Was ‘Livid’

It turns out there’s a whole other side to T.I.’s arrest. The rapper claims that the security guard left out some details and Tip only lost his cool after the guard yelled at Tiny over the phone!.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodlifeMay 17th, 2018

What To Think About Disgraced Parkland Guard Scot Peterson

  The Beetle Bailey of the Florida sheriff’s deputy world, Scot Peterson, is speaking out after becoming a pariah following his apparent inaction during the Parkland shooting massacre that left seventeen people dead. He was the guard for Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, FL, and security footage taken during the shooting shows Peterson […] The post What To Think About Disgraced Parkland Guard Scot Peterson appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?.   The Beetle Bailey of the Florida sheriff’s deputy world, Scot Peterson, is speaking out after becoming a pariah following his apparent inaction during the Parkland shooting massacre that left seventeen people dead. He was the guard for Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, FL, and security footage taken during the shooting shows Peterson puttering around on his golf cart as shooter Nikolas Cruz guns down both students and adults. As you probably already know, President Trump immediately condemned Peterson via Twitter, and pretty much all of the country joined in on publically castrating Peterson for his lack of bravery. He’s even been labeled The Coward of Broward. Ouch. Kids can be cruel. But does Peterson deserve the Cowardly Lion’s share of the blame? He certainly doesn’t think so, and after exiting his post, opened up yesterday about the incident to Today. Peterson claims that while he didn’t do anything, he thought he was doing something. And I think we all know that it’s the thought that counts: I didn’t get it right. But it wasn’t because of some, ‘Oh, I don’t want to go into that building. Oh, I don’t want to face somebody in there.’ It wasn’t like that at all. Those are my kids in there. I never would have sat there and let my kids get slaughtered. Never. [The victims’ families] need to know the truth of what I did and not that false narrative that Sheriff Scott Israel gave. As we approach near the building I hear two to three loud shots. I immediately stop and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Oh my God, I hear shots outside.’ I went right to my [police] radio. I screamed, ‘Shots fired.’ I then went to the school radio and I said, ‘Put the schools in lockdown.’ I’m yelling at the security specialist, ‘Get out of here. Get out of here.’ Because I thought the shots were outside and I didn’t want him standing out there. And immediately I went and took a position of cover over by the 700 building, because that’s what we’re trained [to do]. It haunts me that I didn’t know. I was trying to do the best I could with no information or intel at the time. … And it was just something happening so fast. On the one hand, seamlessly and successfully navigating one of the most shocking and stressful situations that a person could possibly encounter seems challenging, to say the least. How would we fare in that situation? Probably not much better. On the other hand, protecting students was kind of like, Peterson’s main job. After a decade of working at Stoneman Douglas, it might have behooved Peterson to give his job description a once over. 1) Make sure students don’t die. 2) Literally nothing else. You and I don’t have to play the “what would I have done?” game, because we didn’t sign up for the job. On the other other hand, maybe school officials shouldn’t put fifty-five-year-olds with all the imposing nature of Paul Blart: Mall Cop in charge of hundreds of kids. Was Peterson going to magically display all the quick-wit, lightning reflexes, and agility of a player in Call of Duty? Probably not. Of course Parkland parents aren’t having Peterson’s apology, and are, like their children, making it very difficult to root for them with their reactions. Victim Jaime Guttenberg’s father said in response: I’m tired of him trying to paint himself as the victim. He is not a victim. He created victims. He keeps referring to them as his kids. They are not your kids, Scot Peterson! You let them die! He keeps mentioning the third floor. If he had done his job, this killing wouldn’t have made it to the third floor. Those people who lost their lives, including my daughter, are victims of his inability to do his job; victims of his failure. You sent your kid to a public school in Florida. Her odds were never great. I honestly don’t blame the nation for channeling its anger towards someone who very well may deserve it. Especially knowing that Peterson’s annual pension is around $100,000. Salt on the wound. An overhauling of school officer hiring and training practices seems in order. But the Petersons of the world wouldn’t need chastising if the Nikolas Cruz’s of the world didn’t exist. And they do. And they have assault rifles. We can say that all of this could have been avoided if Peterson reacted differently during the shooting. But that won’t stop the next Cruz from unleashing his madness on an unsuspecting crowd (and probably rusty glorified security guard who spends his work hours fine-tuning his Candy Crush prowess rather than his emergency response tactics.) Whether that be in a year from the writing of this post, a month, or five minutes.   Photo Credit: Scott Peterson via Washington Post The post What To Think About Disgraced Parkland Guard Scot Peterson appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJun 5th, 2018

California Rape Counseling Center Had No Idea They Hired A Convicted Rapist

Police in Fresno, California have discovered that a convicted rapist was working security at a rape counseling center. Authorities found that Damon Rodgers (above) was working as a guard at Fresno's Rape Counseling Services center after the 40-year-old posted on a security guard networking forum on Facebook. Related: Woman Raped At Drake & Future Concert Sues For [...] Police in Fresno, California have discovered that a convicted rapist was working security at a rape counseling center. Authorities found that Damon Rodgers (above) was working as a guard at Fresno's Rape Counseling Services center after the 40-year-old posted on a security guard networking forum on Facebook. Related: Woman Raped At Drake & Future Concert Sues For $25 Million Detective Josh Alexander says Rodgers was inquiring about a sidearm holster for a .45-caliber handgun when the replying guard learned he was helping out a registered sex offender. The detective explained to People: "At first, the reporting party was trying to help him out. That's how they originally started talking. Initially he was trying to help [Rodgers] out to get holstered, and then another guy said he is a convicted sex offender. He found [Rodgers] on the [California] Megan's Law website." Rodgers was convicted of two rapes in 1998 and was released from prison in 2011. Alexander says he was tipped off on July 27 and pulled over Rodgers' car later that day, finding he was allegedly in possession of an unregistered gun and switchblade. Related: Charlottesville Car Attack Victims Sue Driver & Organizers The security company that employed the convict, identified as Stone Protection services, reportedly didn't do a background check on Rodgers. The detective says the rape center had no idea a convicted sex offender worked there, adding: "They just went along with the security company they hired to work there. If they had known who he was, they would have put a stop to it." At least someone found out about the registered sex offender with an unregistered gun working at a rape center. That probably wouldn't have ended well. [Image via California Megan's Law.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 17th, 2017

Mariah Carey Accused Of Sexual Harassment & More By Former Security Guard

Mariah Carey's former security guard has accused her of sexual harassment. In a draft of a lawsuit his company threatened the singer with for unpaid invoices, Michael Anello also alleged she was constantly referring to him as a Nazi, a skinhead, a KKK member, and a white supremacist, according to TMZ. The guard claims she only "wanted [...] Mariah Carey's former security guard has accused her of sexual harassment. In a draft of a lawsuit his company threatened the singer with for unpaid invoices, Michael Anello also alleged she was constantly referring to him as a Nazi, a skinhead, a KKK member, and a white supremacist, according to TMZ. The guard claims she only "wanted to be surrounded with black guys, not white people," and would refer to another colleague of his as a member of hate groups. Related: A Harvey Weinstein Indictment Could Come Next Week And when it came to the sexual harassment, Michael says she performed "sexual acts with the intent that they be viewed by Anello." He added how Mariah once asked him to come to her room to move some luggage during a trip to Mexico, but she was only wearing a see-through dressing gown, which he says was open. Michael tried leaving, but she insisted he move the luggage first. There was no physical contact. The owner of the security company's potential lawsuit is centered around the songstress still owing them $221,329.51 from when he worked for her from June 2015 to May 2017. He also claimed he was promised another two years of work, adding $511,000 to that total. Mariah's lawyer got in touch about the unpaid invoices on Monday, but TMZ was told Anello isn't happy with the amount. There was also no response to his harassment claims. We'll continue to keep you updated. [Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 8th, 2017

The Office's Hugh Dane, Hank the Security Guard, Dies at 75: 'A Terrific Guy,' Says Steve Carell - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comThe Office's Hugh Dane, Hank the Security Guard, Dies at 75: 'A Terrific Guy,' Says Steve CarellPEOPLE.comHugh Dane, who portrayed beloved security guard Hank in The Office, has died. He was 75. News of the actor's death was announced on May 26 by the Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center which posted a flyer for Dane's celebration of life on Facebook.Hugh Dane Dies: 'The Office's Hank The Security Guard Was 75DeadlineHugh Dane, Hank the Security Guard on 'The Office,' Dies at 75VarietyHugh Dane Dead: Steve Carrell & More Stars From 'The Office' Mourn Hank The Security GuardHollywood LifeToday.com -EW.com (blog) -Entertainment Tonight -Vultureall 51 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJun 5th, 2018

Delta Work: The Socialite Life Interview

She may exude glamor and sophistication on the outside, but there’s a surprising, cheeky – and a little bit bawdy – side to busty beauty Delta Work. Wowing crowds in […] More The post Delta Work: The Socialite Life Interview appeared first on Socialite Life. She may exude glamor and sophistication on the outside, but there’s a surprising, cheeky – and a little bit bawdy – side to busty beauty Delta Work. Wowing crowds in her home state of California as a part of the legendary Dreamgirls Revue, this outrageous entertainer talks to us about her style inspirations and dishes about her fellow queens on RuPaul’s Drag Race! This “California Gurl” is definitely unforgettable! Socialite Life: I went to see the Dreamgirls Revue when I was out in LA recently and it was a pleasant surprise to see you there hosting the show. You were really awesome! Delta Work: Well, thank you! I host that show (at a club called VIP in Riverside, CA) on Fridays – I guess I’ve been there a year now. We have a lot of fun there, it’s a rotating cast of performers and I’ve actually been at that bar for eight years but it’s been my show for a year now. SL: There’s a lot of Drag Race alums in the Dreamgirls Revue – were they able to give you any advice for the show? Delta: Absolutely! I worked for a long time with Shannel in Las Vegas and also with Tammie Brown, a contestant from season one and then, of course, Raven. I also got to know Shangela and I’m really close friends with Morgan McMichaels. They just gave me advice about what to expect as far as like the press that’s coming and how to keep a level head with the work that we already do in town and then what’s going to come up out of town. SL: So, are you ready for the premiere and the onslaught of fans and press? Delta: I’m hoping that comes – I’m hoping the other seasons didn’t hog it all and now that season three’s here there’s not going to be any left for us! (Laughs) SL: I think it will be quite the contrary – it seems everyone’s really looking forward to this season! Delta: I think it should be a lot of fun. I think each season sort of amps it up a little bit more. More is expected and they push the envelope a bit. Also, this season there are a lot of entertainers who do this as their full-time job. SL: Is drag your full-time career? Delta: Yes, it’s my full-time job. I do it six days a week. SL: How did you get started in drag? Delta: Oh, probably on Halloween, like everyone else! (Laughs) It usually stems from there or somebody’s birthday party or somebody wants to just run around and act like a fool and have carte blanche to do that because they’re in disguise – so that’s probably where it started. .IRPP_minimalist { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:#FFFFFF; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #141414!important; box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -o-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist:active, .IRPP_minimalist:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist { transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .IRPP_minimalist .ctaText { font-weight:bold; color:#000000; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist .postTitle { color:#000000; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist:hover .postTitle { text-decoration: underline!important; } RELATED:  Chad Michaels - The Socialite Life Interview SL: And how long have you been performing? Delta: I’m going to say…I’ll be 35 in about a week…so, maybe 12 years? SL: How would you describe Delta Work? Delta: Oooh, that’s a good question! I don’t know – what did you think when you were at the show? SL: I didn’t know what to think! You came out looking glamorous and then you performed “Smell Yo’ D**k” and I was like, “Oh my God!” I think of you as “expect the unexpected”! Delta: I would think so, yeah. Essentially, people go out to a nightclub to have a good time and let loose  – and so they want to hear the top 40 or their favorite song from the 80s or whatever but I think our job sometimes is to sort of push the envelope and insert a little social commentary sometimes or pull things out of your hat that people kind of didn’t expect. Because they sort of expect you to do certain things – like if you’re Morgan, they expect one aspect and one aspect only but she’s capable of more than that. The same thing applies to myself – people sort of expect from an entertainer what they envision or what they’ve seen from other entertainers like them and when you go against that, sometimes people freak out a bit because they think that you have somehow escaped the cage that they’ve put you in. SL: Who are your inspirations? Delta: Jayne Mansfield, Peggy Bundy – not so much celebrities, but maybe characters that they’ve portrayed like Peggy Bundy or Suzanne Sugarbaker, Ginger from Gilligan’s Island – stuff like that. And, of course, red carpet trainwrecks like Sally Kirkland and Jean Kasem. SL: What do you enjoy most about performing? Delta: It’s definitely an extension – an outlet of who you already are, it’s an extension of that. You know, it’s good to see people who come and watch the show relax and get away from their problems for a little bit, so that feels good. And you have carte blanche to say whatever you want…I don’t want to say within reason – it’s permission. View this post on Instagram Dressing room tea and puppy. #deltawork photo snapped by my girl @psycadella A post shared by Delta Work (@deltawork) on Jan 23, 2019 at 5:35pm PST SL: What was your reaction when you go the call that you were going to be on Drag Race? Delta: I was completely blown away! I went blind, I went deaf, I s**t on myself, I smacked the person next to me….You know you realize that after season one – which was like a headhunt – they went and found the best. Season two was an application process and then season three is even a tighter application process – a lot of people dropped themselves out of the race immediately because they knew they didn’t have what it takes. When you realize, “Okay, I’m going to go ahead and do this” and then we had open call auditions and you had to do your tape and you’re thinking to yourself, “There’s a lot of really, really fierce people out there. Am I that fierce? Can I do this?” and then you really just have to throw caution to the wind and realize that, “Yes, I’m totally ready for this” and when you’re told that (you made the show), you just shrink into a little boy and you gush and you’re just like “Geez Louise, what have I just put myself on a course for? Obviously success, but what the hell kind of hurdles are coming my way?” SL: Since there was such fierce competition to get on the show this season – and it looks like the cast is really diverse and talented – what did you think when you saw your competition? Delta: You know, I’ve said this before and I really feel this way, you know they always say when you’re in some sort of contest “Everyone’s a winner”? It’s a nice thing to say but you want to be the winner. That’s the bottom line. However, when you’re at Drag Race, because all of these people are the best in what we do – if you are the best and the cream rises to the top, you have a professional nature about you – and the only way you got there was with some ability to be self-effacing and some level of being empathetic or sympathetic to others – and it’s just sort of holding your tongue. So when you get there, you realize that it’s a meeting of the minds. It’s the best of the best. It’s kind of like “drag camp”, it doesn’t feel like a competition – maybe that’s a good thing and maybe it’s a bad thing in the sense that if you don’t see everyone as a competitor, you’re losing sight of the fact that you’re in a competition. But when you’re there – and I don’t know if maybe it’s just a homespun thing – you have so much gratitude for being there. And, for myself, I was so eager to learn from everyone else – there were people there like India (Ferrah), who’s 23 years old and she’s been doing drag forever and she knows everything – she’s like a master craftsman at pretty much everything. She can sew, she can do wigs the best of the best, she can do all of those things – and then Raja’s 900 years old and she’s been doing it forever – so you can learn from every aspect – it truly is like “drag camp”.  It’s hard to size people up because I hold myself to a completely different standard than I hold anyone else. So, I figure it doesn’t really matter what everybody else is doing; as long as I’m on the top of my game then I’m going to make it to the top! SL: What is the most important thing you took away from this experience? Delta: I think the most important thing I took away from the experience is probably just to keep your eye on the prize and realize that you’ll always be friends but at times you have to realize…you know they always say “separate business and pleasure” kind of thing…we’re all friendly. I mean, you’re going to see catfights and you’ll see maybe more than catfights – if I don’t let out too much – and you’re going to see people hating on each other and loving each other – but at the end of the day, again, they’re in a competition. So, I would say what I left with was again, just keeping your eyes on the prize and if there’s a goal in life, you have to achieve it…sometimes your head has to speak over your heart. View this post on Instagram Good morning! I personalized this lovely MAXI and MAXI TOPPER from @wigsbyvanity in #mattelblonde. I love anything #wigsbyvanity stocks! #deltawork A post shared by Delta Work (@deltawork) on Jan 14, 2019 at 10:22am PST SL: What was it like working with RuPaul? Did you gain any pearls of wisdom from her? Delta: Well, Ru…I mean, let me tell you about Ru! Ru has so many little sayings and references that hold within them so much wisdom and sometimes you walk away from it thinking, “What did she just say?” And then you realize, “Ohhhh…”! They’re really pearls of wisdom – and when she’s serious about something, you know she’s serious. She has no problem looking someone dead in the eye and telling them exactly what she thinks – not to hurt their feelings, not to make fun of them, not to kiss their ass, but to tell them the truth about themselves and the truth about what you’ve done right and what you’ve done wrong. And working with Ru, you couldn’t ask for anyone better or higher in what we do. The goal is to essentially follow in Ru’s footsteps and those are big shoes to fill – no pun intended. She’s one of the most humble, genuinely interested people. She’s really, really smart and savvy and she’s just got her finger on the pulse of so many different things as far as music and television and all of those things; but at the same time, she’s got no problem sitting down and talking to you – and remembering you said to her the time before – even if there’s a million people talking to her, she can remember the last conversation she had with you – and that makes you feel really special. .IRPP_minimalist { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:#FFFFFF; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #141414!important; box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -o-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist:active, .IRPP_minimalist:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist { transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .IRPP_minimalist .ctaText { font-weight:bold; color:#000000; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist .postTitle { color:#000000; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist:hover .postTitle { text-decoration: underline!important; } RELATED:  The Week in Drag: Season 11 RuPaul’s Drag Race Cast Reveal SL: What are you looking to get out of being on the show professionally? Delta: I probably shouldn’t, but from time to time, I’ve been known to go on to the Internet…and already there are people blogging and saying some things and making references about who they assume that you are and there’s been quite a few of them who have said, “I can totally see Delta Work with a cooking show on Logo.” And I thought, “That might be kind of interesting”, but I don’t think I could be a “Barefoot Contessa” – I’d have to have pumps on! And when I was in high school, I was always into writing and I always had a passion for journalism so that could be interesting. SL: Are you planning on traveling and touring after the show? Delta: Oh yes! If somebody’s ready to book me, I’ll go – that’s for sure! It sounds so exciting. I’ve seen everybody else go and do it. I haven’t really traveled that much; I stay mostly on here on the west coast – Las Vegas, Palm Springs. I have my home base club here and if anything corporate comes up, I usually do that also. View this post on Instagram Iced tea with an iced tea spoon, salad with Catalina dressing, Topaze perfume from Avon, JAFRA Royal Jelly cream, Virginia Slims in a patch-work cigarette pouch. @ronniescharffer @psycadella you feel me? #deltawork #soisays Those glasses were vintage #rivegauche by #yvessaintlaurent gifted to me in Palm Springs. A post shared by Delta Work (@deltawork) on Jan 7, 2019 at 3:26pm PST SL: It says in your bio that you do a lot of charity work. Do you have a “pet charity”? Delta: No. I have to admit that I haven’t really made too much time for that and I’d like to use my appearance on the show as sort of a vehicle for that – maybe lend whatever celebrity that comes with being on the show that will attract people to hopefully making a difference. There’s some people who do have those “pet charities” but I live in a suburb of Long Beach, California and we have lots of different charities that I have friends associated with and I’d like to involve myself in that a little more. SL: What do you think separates you from the other queens? Delta: I think that would probably center around my age – I’m much older than the others so, you know, there’s isn’t much as far as gimmicks and cattiness and all of that stuff that I haven’t already experienced and realize that if you get yourself involved in that and you make that your focus, you definitely lose sight of stuff. There’s really no need for running around and bragging and showing out in the dressing room situation because essentially, it really doesn’t matter what you think of yourself. What really matters is what your fans think of you and I just have an ability – and it may be hard to do – but I think it’s always important to take the high road. It pays off in the end, it really does. SL: What would people be surprised to learn about you? Delta: Hmmm…that’s a good question. Gosh, I don’t even know! (Laughs) Let me think about that one…. .IRPP_minimalist { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:#FFFFFF; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #141414!important; box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -o-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist:active, .IRPP_minimalist:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist { transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .IRPP_minimalist .ctaText { font-weight:bold; color:#000000; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist .postTitle { color:#000000; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist:hover .postTitle { text-decoration: underline!important; } RELATED:  Latrice Royale – The Socialite Life Interview SL: One thing that surprised me is that you’re Mexican-American. Delta: I think that does surprise some people. Some people say that too, maybe because I look so different in and out of drag. So, for some people, they would consider me…what’s the term they use? I think the term that was going around was “coconut” – which is brown on the outside and white on the inside – because I don’t speak Spanish. But living in Southern California, that is kind of the nature of what goes on here. There are so many people whose families have all lived in Southern California for a long time – generations – that don’t speak Spanish. The only Spanish I really know is what I learned in school – I took four years of Spanish and I could barely get through ordering at Taco Bell! It’s got nothing to do with not being proud, it just hasn’t been necessary up to this point. I think it’s beautiful that people are able to speak more than one language. I probably should…well, I speak English and I speak drag – drag has it’s own language, completely! SL: When I saw you perform, you had a lot of different looks. Do you have a favorite look? Delta: I like any look that sort of lends itself towards something from the past. So, I like the 1940s still shots of celebrities like Gene Tierney and Lana Turner. I love those looks – they’re really simple but they’re really clean. I also love the 50s and early 60s the pulp fiction novels – the girls with the scarves around their necks and their hair is whipped creamy. I love that kind of look. I love Russ Meyer girls – I absolutely adore Russ Meyer girls! So, any of those looks that are kind of over the top – like the really pointy boobs and big hips – I think those kind of looks are really fun to wear and you don’t see too much of them, so I like doing that. View this post on Instagram Some people use their fingertips when they use @facetuneapp but I ball my fingers into a fist and pound the screen. #deltawork A post shared by Delta Work (@deltawork) on Dec 25, 2018 at 3:54pm PST SL: I loved the corset you had on during your show. Delta: I love corsets. I love wearing them. They can be painful at times – if you’re wearing the right one. A lot of girls wear them, and they mistake a bustier for a corset but when you’re really corseted and you’re wearing metal boning, you know what it’s like. I guess you know when you’re really wearing a corset when it was $400, it wasn’t $20! They’re so damn expensive! SL: Do you make any of your own costumes? Delta: I do make some of my own stuff. When I first started, I looked to shop off the rack but, when you’re my size and you do entertain, you can’t always wear off the rack. What I like to do sometimes is go out and look for something and see if I can take it apart and embellish it and make it look like more than it is or I’ll sit down and sew something. I’m completely capable of doing it, I’m just really lazy and I get really frustrated – that might be something people don’t know about me. I get frustrated really, really easily and I would much rather pay someone to do it right the first time than to sit down and spend money after money to make it happen. If I can’t make it and if you’ve seen me in it and it’s really fierce and it looks cool, it was probably made by my friend who’s a designer – Adam Magee. He is probably the only person who has not had sex with me who has seen me completely naked! (Laughs) Being naked can be very uncomfortable, especially if you look like a Shar Pei when your clothes are off! (Laughs) SL: How can fans stay in touch with you? Delta: They can find me on Facebook, I have a fan page. I’m not really on Twitter…I suppose I should do that. My Facebook fan page is run by someone else, but I do answer people back. I like to get on the computer when I come home from a show at 2 or 3 in the morning and just read up on what everybody’s doing, so that’s usually when I’ll be answering stuff if people want to send me a little note or something! You can find Delta Work on Instagram! Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. This article was originally published on January 20, 2011. The post Delta Work: The Socialite Life Interview appeared first on Socialite Life......»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzFeb 2nd, 2019

Mariah Carey Security Guard Claims Sexual Harassment Says She Also Called Him Nazi, Skinhead - TMZ.com

TMZ.comMariah Carey Security Guard Claims Sexual Harassment Says She Also Called Him Nazi, SkinheadTMZ.comMariah Carey's former security company has threatened to sue her ... and the guy who owns the company says she constantly humiliated him by referring to him as a Nazi, a skinhead, a KKK member and a white supremacist. Michael Anello's lawyer has ...Mariah Carey Accused Of Sexual HarassmentDaily BeastMariah Carey's Security Guard Alleges Sexual HarassmentThe InquisitrMariah Carey's ex-security guard alleges sexual harassment in pay complaintMusic NewsInternational Business Times UK -Daily Mailall 8 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 8th, 2017

G-Eazy"s Assault On Security Guard Allegedly Sparked By A Fan Asking For Pics!

G-Eazy's arrest in Sweden was all thanks to him denying a photo with a fan, sources at Stockholm's Solidaritet nightclub tell TMZ. As we reported, the hip-hop artist was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of assault and cocaine possession after he allegedly clocked a security guard at a club. Related: Russell Simmons Ain't 'Too Angry' [...] G-Eazy's arrest in Sweden was all thanks to him denying a photo with a fan, sources at Stockholm's Solidaritet nightclub tell TMZ. As we reported, the hip-hop artist was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of assault and cocaine possession after he allegedly clocked a security guard at a club. Related: Russell Simmons Ain't 'Too Angry' About Those Rape Allegations But sources are saying the No Limit rapper hit the guard by accident, and only threw a punch after a fight was sparked by an annoying AF fan. Allegedly, Eazy and his crew were minding their own business in the VIP room after his concert Wednesday night when a fan approached them and asked for pics with the performer. After he reportedly said no, the fan persisted for a while before finally scramming -- only to return and ambush the artist with photos. One member of G-Eazy's crew apparently confronted the snap-happy dude and smashed his phone, causing the fan to flip out and shove the crew member. Related: Thomas Ravenel's Lawyer Responds To "Dubious" Assault Allegations This reportedly turned into a full on brawl, where Eazy allegedly punched one of the club's hired security guards. That's when cops were called in; they arrested G and took him off to jail. As for the cocaine in his pocket, that was just a happy coincidence for the cops who cuffed him… or maybe they listened to his music and knew they would score a drug bust. The 28-year-old is currently still behind bars and waiting to see a judge later Friday. [Image via Apega/WENN.].....»»

Category: topSource: tmzMay 4th, 2018

Mariah Carey Fan Accuses The A-Lister"s Bodyguard Of Physically Assaulting Him — But She Doesn"t Know The Security Guard Involved!

We're sure a bodyguard beatdown was NOT what this Mariah Carey fan asked for this Christmas. Over the weekend, while at the A-lister's All I Want For Christmas Is You show at Caesars Palace, MiMi superfan Yaniv Elharar allegedly witnessed security guards roughing up a fellow fan. When Elharar pulled out his phone to record the [...] We're sure a bodyguard beatdown was NOT what this Mariah Carey fan asked for this Christmas. Over the weekend, while at the A-lister's All I Want For Christmas Is You show at Caesars Palace, MiMi superfan Yaniv Elharar allegedly witnessed security guards roughing up a fellow fan. When Elharar pulled out his phone to record the altercation, he claims the security detail turned on him. Related: Mariah & The Twins Get Festive Picking Out Their Xmas Tree Specifically, one of the paid protectors smacked the recording device away and punched Yaniv twice. In photos obtained by TMZ, it's clear that the fan was struck in the face, chest, and ribs. How awful! Per Yaniv, he can't recall much from the scuffle -- and that's probably because of the beating he received! Regardless, after being chased out of the venue by the guards, the Mariah stan reported the incident to the Las Vegas Police Department. It's said they're investigating it as a misdemeanor battery. Unsurprisingly, the chart topper is trying to distance herself from the scandal as her reps have since claimed that the beatdown did NOT involve any member of her personal security team. In fact, Camp Carey defends that the guilty security guards are staffed by the venue. A YouTube account claiming to be Mr. Elharar shared what seems to be footage of the security detail getting rough with one of Mariah's lambs. In addition to uploading the video, the caption read: "Security guard punched me in the chest and ribs at the @mariah Carey in Vegas . All I did is film him attacking a fan and he grabbed my phone and started punching me I ended up in the ER with high blood pressure and a contusion I am emotionally physically and spiritually Traumatized #ArrestTheBodyguard #BrokenLamb #AwfulHoliday #IDeserveAnApologyFromMariahCarey" The same account shared several additional vids featuring an emotionally distraught fan. Be sure to ch-ch-check them out (below). Intense stuff. Hopefully, this whole dramatic situation can be sorted out so that everyone walks away feeling merry!! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 20th, 2017

Bella Hadid Protects Female Photographer From Rough Security Guard

Bella Hadid wasn’t happy with the way one of her security guards was treating a female photographer. The 20-year-old model was heading out of the Michael Kors fashion show on Wednesday afternoon (September 13) with a large security escort when things got hectic. One security guard started pushing his way through the crowd and got [...] Bella Hadid wasn’t happy with the way one of her security guards was treating a female photographer. The 20-year-old model was heading out of the Michael Kors fashion show on Wednesday afternoon (September 13) with a large security escort when things got hectic. One security guard started pushing his way through the crowd and got a little too rough with a female photog. Bella immediately stopped him, saying, “Can you please not touch her? Don’t touch her!” She then turned her attention to the photographer, asking if she was okay. It looks like she was unharmed and Bella continued on to her car. Check out the video of it all going down below….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 13th, 2017

T.I. arrest: Security guard felt 'threatened' by rapper seeking entry to gated community

Security guard Euwan James told a 911 dispatcher early Wednesday that a resident kept asking for his name and knocking on the guard shack door. He did not recognize him as rapper T.I.         Security guard Euwan James told a 911 dispatcher early Wednesday that a resident kept asking for his name and knocking on the guard shack door. He did not recognize him as rapper T.I.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 17th, 2018

Shangela: The Socialite Life Interview

Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. The most shocking moment in the season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race occurred […] More Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. The most shocking moment in the season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race occurred when season two contestant Shangela (a/k/a Shangela Laquifa Wadley, the Debutantess of the Deep South) returned to compete for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar”. Although she may not have as much experience as her fellow competitors, she’s surely got just as much heart and passion for performing. You can’t not be in a good mood when you talk to Shangela! We chatted with Shangela about her return to Drag Race, how she got her start as a drag entertainer and her future plans. With her infectious personality and homegrown charm, it’s easy to see how this queen got a second chance to compete for the title! Shangela: Halleloo, somebody! Socialite Life: Halleloo! Hi Shangela! How are you? Shangela: I am fabulous! How are you today? SL: I’m great because I’m talking to you! Shangela: Aww, yay! Thank you for that, I appreciate that. SL: I was so happy to see you come back on RuPaul’s Drag Race Shangela: Well, honey, only half as happy as I was to be back! SL: On the premiere, they made sure to let the viewers (and the other queens) know that you had to audition again to get on Drag Race 3. Shangela: That’s right, just like everyone else! You know, there were tons and tons of applicants – even more than the first two years – this year, so the competition was stiffer. But, you know, I felt like I worked so hard over the last year and why not? I really wanted to come back and show that I am America’s Next Drag Superstar – not because I’m specialized in one specific area, just because I work hard in all of the different areas. I feel like I’ve been in “drag boot camp” over the last year! So, I was excited to put in an audition tape and hopefully come back and I was just lucky that RuPaul felt the same way. SL: What was it like to get that second chance? Shangela: Girl! I’ll tell you this, the day I got the call, I really, really almost didn’t believe it because, going on the show, doing the second season, I’d only been doing drag for five months – and to get a huge honor like that to compete with 12 other of the best divas out there, I already had such a great opportunity. And I was only on one episode, you know this, but I worked it as hard as I could over the next year, just to get better and take what I learned from that one episode and go farther. So, I was like, “I’m going to try this” and to get that call saying “We’re going to bring you back” and you get another shot at this – it’s a second chance at life really. And you play it in your head like, “Okay, what am I going to do better? How am I going to turn this time?”, but it’s so much more pressure too because when you get a second chance, I feel people judge you more critically. View this post on Instagram Last night I joined @EqualityUtah to help raise more than $160,000 for LGBTQ activism and work. Swipe right to see some great pics from the night with @tanfrance @danreynolds of Imagine Dragons @senatorjimdabakis and Savannah, the outspoken young teen that courageously came out to her Mormon church. Let’s keep standing united to end conversion therapy everywhere and make our community even stronger. Halleloo! (And can I take a quick sec to feel my oats about Dan Reynolds standing and jammin to my live performance of Uptown Fish last night lol) A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Nov 4, 2018 at 7:14am PST SL: Was the reaction of the other girls when they first saw you this season creative editing or did they really have those expressions on their faces when they laid eyes on you? Shangela: Girl, if it was creative editing, I need to hire that person to get the reactions for everything I say in life! Those were the most real expressions on their faces – you know, I jump out of a Christmas box – first of all, I look like “jack-in-the-box Shangela” – and I come popping out of this box and to see all of those faces, their jaws were just on the ground. And I thought that – you know me, I’m Shangela, I hug everybody – so I’m like “Hey, I’m back! How is everybody?” and everyone’s looking at me like, “Who? Oh, really?” SL: Do you feel like the competition is stiffer this season? Shangela: Well, you know, I was only there for one episode last season and this year’s girls are a completely different batch from last year’s girls. I can’t really comparatively judge them – but I can tell you that this year’s girls were sickening! Because as more people are competing, Ru and the judges – and everyone who chooses the contestants on the show – they’re having to see everyone pulling out the best of the best. So, definitely, it was a tough competition and these girls are stiff competition, period. SL: So, let’s talk about you. How did you get your start in drag? Shangela: Well, you know, this is pretty much my anniversary month. I’ve been doing drag now for exactly two years but going on the show, I’d only been doing it for 4 months. I kind of fell into it, to be honest with you. I was choreographing a number, Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”, for these three guys who were doing a charity event here in West Hollywood and, the night before the guys were to go on, one of them got sick. So they called me and said (of course, I wasn’t Shangela yet), “DJ, is there any way you can help us out? You know all of the steps and we really want to do this as a trio” and I’m thinking, “I don’t have any wigs, I don’t have any makeup.” But…well, you know, I’m gay, honey! So, just a man around the corner has a wig, a dress, something in your size, a bra, some pads…and the next thing you know, I was filling in for him. And the guy who runs the show said, “I would love for you to come back and I would love to book you for our show” and I said “Oh, this isn’t my thing. I’m not a drag performer, I was just filling in” and he said, “You can win money” And girl, you know we’re in a recession! (Laughs) But, to be honest with you, I’ve always been a performer. I’ve been a backup dancer for some of the best drag queens in the business back in Texas and I always watched them and I learned by watching but I just love to entertain. So I say it chose me and I fell into it and now I’m just loving it. View this post on Instagram LaQuifa HOME Collection A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Oct 6, 2018 at 3:17am PDT SL: How did the character of Shangela come to life – and how would you describe her? Shangela: Well, she’s evolved, okay? (Laughs) I’ll tell you this – Shangela is a little bit bougy, but she’s also your homegirl. I’ve always stuck to that and I also have affectionately titled myself “The Debutantess of the Deep South” – and that speaks a lot about Shangela. Shangela is sweet, she’s somewhat refined but she’s also your girl from the block. Anybody you want to call or go out with – the party girl who’s going to tell it like it is – that’s Shangela. SL: I saw you do stand up on Logo and I thought you were hilarious! Is that something you had done before you started doing drag? Shangela: Well, you know, the really cool thing is – and I don’t know if you know this – but before I went on Drag Race, I’d been working a 9-to-5 office life in PR for the last couple of years and, you know, sometimes you just feel – I don’t know if you ever feel like this – but I felt like this just isn’t everything that I want out of my life. It’s great, it works for a lot of people but, for me, I felt almost trapped. I was getting up at seven to be on the road by eight, be at the office by nine and then leave at six, get home at seven, go to bed at ten to get back up at seven – you know? And that was every day of the week and I just felt like when I got the opportunity to go on Drag Race, this was my shot. And my job told me, “If you go there, we’re not going to be able to keep your job for you”, so I quit – in the middle of a recession – and that’s not an easy thing to do but when you have a passion, sometimes you’ve got to step out on a little bit of faith – halleloo! So that’s what I did, and luckily, it worked out really well for me. It opened the door for me. I didn’t go back to work…here’s the thing, when I left to go on Drag Race, I was like, “Baby, yes, I’m going to win this. I’m going to take care of my family and I’m going to be the next drag superstar” – and I went home after the first episode. And I kind of had a little moment of shock like, “Oh my God, what have I done? I quit my job. I don’t have any checks coming in. What’s going on?” – but that opened the door for me to really do what I’m supposed to do with my life – and that’s being an entertainer. I started doing stand up comedy at a couple of clubs here in Los Angeles and they picked me up at The Comedy Store. They said, “We think you’re funny. We want you to come every two weeks.” and from there, they cast me to do stand up comedy and host the Logo comedy special. So all of that’s kind of come as a result of me following my dreams – and starting it with Drag Race. SL: Do you think being able to do stand up is a benefit to your drag career? Shangela: Oh my God, yes! Any time I can be on a stage and perform is a benefit to my career. Any time that I can make someone else laugh or touch someone’s life – because you really don’t know how much laughter impacts our world, it really does. And that’s what I think I bring to my everyday life…you ask my friends, honey, their stomachs are hurting all of the time because we just sit around and laugh! But I love to bring that to the stage so I think that, yeah, being in drag definitely helps me have more experiences that are crazy and funny – and I can take them right to the stage. SL: When you’re on stage, what do you enjoy the most about performing? Shangela: It’s the connection that you get with the audience. You know, a lot of people can put a great look together and get on stage and they look gorgeous and they do their song – if it’s a lip sync – or they do their form of entertainment; but if you don’t connect with the audience, then the people in the audience don’t get the full experience of being at the show. And that’s what I bring every time I hit the stage – that’s what I really want to bring is an experience. It’s not just, “I’m going to see Shangela”. It’s “I’m going to experience Shangela” and that’s what you get! That’s what I love about being on stage, the way you can really connect with people in the audience and have a good time! SL: As far as inspirations for your drag performances – do you have any? Shangela: Oh, definitely! I have so many because I’m new – so everything is so wide-eyed to me. I get so much from so many different people. I look at people’s fashion or I look at the way people bring fire to the stage, there’s always me in the performance but a lot of times – especially makeup, honey! I have a drag mother who I got after I started doing drag – but I used to dance back-up for her. Her name is Alyssa Edwards out of Dallas, Texas. Now she is the most winningest…can I say, bitch? She is the most winningest bitch in captivity, okay? She has won every pageant because she’s refined and what I have in entertainment I’ve had to really try and gather fast to meet that or match it with refinement, with makeup and the ability to sew and create costumes and just to be organized with your drag – because it can be a lot. So, I learned a lot from her. I’ve learned a little from afar by watching Ru as a businessperson – making drag, not just a past time or a hobby – but, as I said, I left my job and this is what I do full-time now. It’s now a business. It’s about marketing, it’s about branding, it’s about connecting to your fans, it’s about being fresh, new and re-inventing yourself – and that’s what I hope to continue to bring. SL: Do you think your background in PR has helped you in your drag career? Shangela: You know, my background in life helps it out! And, I’m just fortunate – definitely the PR piece, because you can go into a meeting and people are talking about, “We’re going to do these t-shirts with you” and you can know that there needs to be a strategy behind just putting some t-shirts together. There needs to be a business model that works with doing everything in drag – you know, a big misconception about drag queens is that this is what they’ve done all of their lives. And there are some drag queens who have – and that’s great for them – but I know drag queens who are attorneys, I know drag queens who, you know, have full, married lives and have children and I know drag queens who are creative in the arts – artists, stylists, everything – we come from all walks of life. So I think a lot of us – including myself – bring what we have from our background and put it into our drag to make us successful. SL: Were you able to learn anything or take anything away from this season’s experience? Shangela: A check! (Laughs) I’m telling you, what I always take away from last year’s experience on Drag Race and this year’s experience on Drag Race is not only the connection, the family with the other girls – because you know there are some catty bitches in that room, okay? There are! And they will fight tooth and nail to get to the top, as when you’re in a competition you sometimes have to. But what the viewers at home don’t get to see is that after the show and even during in the show, we develop such great relationships between a couple of us – and that’s what I love – the sisterhood of drag – because you can’t get far without helping someone else and someone else has to bump you and that’s what I really believe in. I get so many emails and so many calls from new drag queens on the scene – because I think that’s part of the genre of the group that I represent as well because I’m so new – and fierce! I really have to be a role model for them and I think it’s important that we help each other – and, on the show, you don’t get to see it, but we’ve built a great sisterhood there – a family. SL: What kind of advice are you giving to these aspiring drag queens? Shangela: Well, I’d say watch, listen, learn and always do you! That’s it! You can watch a lot of people – but you don’t want to become anyone else – the whole thing about drag is that its self-expression. It’s unleashed, okay? Anything that you think that can’t be done in drag…yes, it can! If you’re a nasty, stank ho and you want to get on the stage…that’s you’re drag – you do you! That’s not Shangela! But you do you! And that’s my advice to all of them. Makeup…that’s the “watch, listen, learn” part – the makeup, the putting yourself together, the hoe to be organized, the how to make it work…but when you get on stage, ain’t nobody there but you and the lights! So you have to do you! SL: Is there a lot of DJ in Shangela? Shangela: Yes, but Shangela takes it to the next level – a different level. In my day-to-day life, I’m entertaining, I’m funny, I love my friends, we have a good time, that kind of thing…yes! Shangela’s more of an all out-there partier. You’re going to see me on the stage at the club, having a good time, toasting it up with the girls. I’m a little bit louder – if you can even imagine that because I’m mighty loud today! But, I just take it up a notch and when you’re a girl – or when you’re putting on an illusion – it’s a full-on illusion to me. When you meet Shangela, you get the Shangela voice, the Shangela essence, the Shangela smell – I mean, I am Juicy Couture fish! I love just putting all of that together as Shangela. Now, in my day-to-day life, I’m not so glamorous all of the time. Right now, I’m just sitting here – I just helped my friend with a photo shoot this morning at the LA river, and I’m very “call me up, I’ll help anyone” and I was holding a reflector, I’ve got my hair snatched back in a bun with a baseball cap on with sunglasses – that’s the farthest thing from glamour that you can get! But you’ll never see Shangela in a pair of sweats – I don’t even show up at the club in a pair of tennis shoes, no ma’am! SL: What do you think separates you from the other queens this season? View this post on Instagram #AStarIsBorn #UKPremiere Dress: @diegomontoya3d; Styled by: @derekanthonypurcell Hair: @ashleiiman; Hair Styled by @justmaydoes; Jewelry: Maria Isabel; Body Bronzer: @bludline A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Sep 27, 2018 at 2:13pm PDT Shangela: We’re all very, very different. You’ve seen the first episode, you can already see a lot of the really sharp differences. I think what sets me apart is that…well, two things. One, I’ve been in this setting before, so I feel like I have something to prove this time around. So, the fire in me, I feel is burning a little bit brighter – it’s a little bit hotter because I feel like I have so much to prove…I have a huge weight on my shoulders, being brought back to represent those who haven’t been doing it for a long time, to say it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing something, you can still rock it and you can be the fiercest bitch in the room! It’s not years of experience, it’s how hard you’re willing to work, and I think that’s what really sets me apart in this room is that I’m here to work – and that is W-E-R-Q! – with the exclamation point! I’m going to work, so I think that’s what sets me apart. I don’t want to be the baby of the group this time around even though I have the least amount of experience in drag. I’m nobody’s baby. My years of experience are less than the other girls, but then again, the fire is burning hot and somebody better step back or you’re going to get burned! SL: What would people be surprised to know about you? Shangela: I’m a very open book, a lot of people don’t know that I’m from Paris, Texas. I tell everyone that as soon as I meet them, but they look at me and say, “You don’t have a Texas twang.” Well, you know, give me a bucket of chicken and a Coca-Cola and the next thing you know, I’m just as country as can be! But, I am from Paris, Texas. It’s a very small town and I grew up with my grandparents and my Mom came back from the military and I grew up with her in a single-family home and I really worked a lot to have the experiences in my life that I’ve had. But you wouldn’t know that I’ve worked on the hill for a year or that I studied abroad in Madrid in art history…nobody wants to know all of that, they just want to see what you have on the stage. But there are so many layers to me, and I love just sharing a lot and everything about me, so there’s not a lot people don’t know about me – if you choose to get to know me. SL: How would you describe your look? Shangela: Sickening – that’s pretty much the way you would describe my look! To be honest with you, I think that my look just…there’s so many looks because it’s drag…the everyday Shangela is glamour and homegirl – all together. It’s glamour girl from the streets – because, with me, I always keep it real. I can have on the Alexander McQueen, straight off the runway, and look fish sickening boots – and we can still roll in that to the Taco Bell. That’s who I am and that essence of me keeping it real just comes with everything – and I think that’s the best way that you can connect with people – there are no walls, there is no diva attitude – I am a diva, make no mistake, when I come into a room, I feel like it’s important to say, “I’m here”, but you don’t have to say that out loud to do that, you just have to walk in and be – and that’s Shangela. SL: What does the future hold for Shangela? Shangela: Well, specifically, on the show, I want to win – so, my aspiration is to go home as America’s Next Drag Superstar. In addition to that, I really just want to be able to show that there’s so many different talents to drag queens to me, as Shangela, that I hope I’m able to express to the full extent on the show. I’m a comedian, I’m an entertainer, I’m a host – I would love after the show to go on and represent – whether it be brands or a show host, having someone sitting on my couch every week and keeping it real and talking. Be the Andy Cohen, have a Life on the D List – I live here in Los Angeles and I am a diva on the rise. So, with all of those experiences, people should be able to see those and experience those as well and hopefully, one day, I’ll have a platform to share that with them. SL: Do you have any interest in a singing career? Shangela: You know, I think that a lot of girls have done great with their careers, from season two especially – and season one. I know that my sister Sahara Davenport just put out a new single “Pump with Me” which is kick-ass, it’s a dance track. And I love to sing, I’m a Tina Turner fanatic. But I think where I’m going to start is by doing a one-woman show and my calling is entertaining people, making people laugh. Whether it’s singing, putting out a hot dance track – you know, I can disco dance – and I love the Pussycat Dolls – bringing that kind of fire to the stage. But I’m really going to focus on entertaining any way I can right now. If it comes later in a song, it comes later in a song – but I’ve got to write it, it’s got to come from me because I feel that only I can really have my voice and we’re just going to work it out. SL: Are you going to continue doing stand up? Shangela: Yes! Most definitely. I’m bringing a show to New York, I think it’s going to be at Caroline’s on Broadway later this spring so I’m really about that. I work here at The Comedy Store and we just started a new night at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood, and I’m hosting that show as well. You know, I do those shows in drag and out of drag and it’s always a good time! SL: Are you planning on touring after the show? Shangela: Oh, honey, I’m touring! I just launched a new website, Shangela.com – please send everybody and their grandmother to it! It has my entire touring schedule there. I’m on the move, honey! SL: Besides your website, is there any other way fans can keep in touch with you? Shangela: Most definitely! You know, I’m a Tweet from the street, girl! You can follow me on Twitter @itsShangela and on my Facebook fan page! Oh, my God, I have to tell you about the new film! I’m in this new film, as Shangela, called Body of a Barbie, okay? It’s a short film we produced in Los Angeles and it got picked up by BET, it aired last fall, and it’s actually now in the top seven finalists of the BET Lens on Talent program. So, they had this huge competition for short films and our film was in the top seven in the US. It’s called Body of a Barbie and it’ll be back on BET this spring and I’m really excited about that. SL: Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I thought you were awesome on Terriers! Shangela: Oh, thank you! That was my first guest starring role and the writers were so awesome. You know, when I auditioned, I was only on three pages of script, and when I got to San Diego to film it, they thought that the character needed more involvement in the show and it went from three pages to 28 pages of a 42 page script and I wanted to bring the fire, because that episode was directed by Adam Arkin and he was fabulous to work with and they were so great and so respectful and I got to be in drag and out of drag and it’s done a lot of great things for me. Actually, I’m going to be on an episode of this show on ABC called Detroit 1-8-7. We just shot that – me, Coco Peru and Jai Rodriguez – and it airs February 15th on ABC. SL: Thank you so much for your time and good luck with everything! Shangela: Aww, thank you! I wish I could give you a big hug! Halleloo! This article was originally published on January 25, 2011. RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular featuring Shangela airs Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET on VH1......»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzDec 7th, 2018

The Office Stars Mourn Hugh Dane's Death: One of the "Funniest Actors Ever" - E! Online

E! OnlineThe Office Stars Mourn Hugh Dane's Death: One of the "Funniest Actors Ever"E! OnlineDunder Miflin has lost a beloved security guard. Hugh Dane, the actor famous as of late for his portrayal of Hank the Security Guard, has passed away. The star was 75 years old. According to the Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center, which hosted a ...Hugh Dane, Hank the Security Guard on 'The Office,' Dies at 75Variety'The Office' stars mourn Hugh Dane, who played Hank the security guardMashableThe Office's Hugh Dane, Hank the Security Guard, Dies at 75: 'A Terrific Guy,' Says Steve CarellPEOPLE.comDeadline -EW.com (blog) -Entertainment Tonight -Vultureall 59 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJun 5th, 2018

Jenifer Lewis Talks Divas, Directors and Drag Queens!

The latest internet sensation is the hilarious new web series Jenifer Lewis and Shangela. The show stars legendary stage and screen diva Jenifer Lewis and one of RuPaul’s Drag Race’s most memorable queen-testants, Shangela. Jenifer is […] More The post Jenifer Lewis Talks Divas, Directors and Drag Queens! appeared first on Socialite Life. The latest internet sensation is the hilarious new web series Jenifer Lewis and Shangela. The show stars legendary stage and screen diva Jenifer Lewis and one of RuPaul’s Drag Race’s most memorable queen-testants, Shangela. Jenifer is a multi-talented entertainer and has conquered the stage and screen, appearing in such films as What’s Love Got to Do with It, Think Like a Man and Jackie’s Back. She’s also made over 200 television appearances on such shows as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Girlfriends and In Living Color. Her distinctive voice has also been featured in a number of animated films like Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and Cars. Although I could have spent hours reviewing her incredible career – from her beginnings as one of Bette Midler’s Harlettes to her work with such esteemed directors as Spike Lee and Tyler Perry, we hit on the highlights and answered the burning question – how did this movie star manage to hook up with a fierce drag queen? Learn more about the new series and its star in our exclusive interview! Socialite Life: Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us. Jenifer Lewis: It’s my pleasure. I’m very excited about the web series, so I’m happy to talk to you. SL: So, how did you get hooked up with Shangela? Jenifer Lewis: Well, I was doing a play with Meryl Streep at the New York Shakespeare Festival – it was Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children – and, DJ (Shangela) who, of course, was my biggest fan, clawed his way backstage to get to me and came in in the dressing room and he was just so excited. I said, “Sit down, tell me about yourself and tell me what you want to do with your life.” And he started talking. He had met all of his college friends in New York and they were celebrating, believe it or not, Jackie Washington Day. Jackie’s Back is a movie I made years ago – well, it has become an underground cult classic. (Ed. note: If you haven’t seen it, you should! Check out the trailer.) So he knew all of the lines of the movie Jackie’s Back and I was like “Aw, this is a sweet kid.” He was moving to Los Angeles and I said “Come on, I need an assistant.” And he moved into the lower level of my home – because I usually have a college kid there, a young kid, trying to help them out. The last girl who lived here was summa cum laude, double masters, double major, and she was just so smart. I’m always happy to give back, that’s basically the story. .IRPP_minimalist { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:#FFFFFF; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #141414!important; box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -o-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist:active, .IRPP_minimalist:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist { transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .IRPP_minimalist .ctaText { font-weight:bold; color:#000000; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist .postTitle { color:#000000; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist:hover .postTitle { text-decoration: underline!important; } RELATED:  Shangela: The Socialite Life Interview So DJ became my assistant and, lo and behold, he goes on RuPaul’s Drag Race and gets famous! (Laughs) So he comes upstairs all of the time and we just have fun around the house and people would come over and say “You need to capture this chemistry on film”, so we did! It’s just our sort of little gift to our fans, you know, just to have some fun with. It’s an exaggerated version of real life. But it is scripted and that’s what makes it special. The writers have been writing for me since I was in college at Webster University. Mark Alton Brown and Dee LaDuke, they wrote Jackie’s Back and they wrote for me when I was doing the series Girlfriends. They know my voice and they captured it all of these many years – even for my one-woman shows all over the world. SL: It’s easy to see why DJ would idolize you. You have had quite an impressive career, haven’t you? Jenifer Lewis: What can I tell you kid? I’ve had quite a career, yes I have! The hard work has paid off. And, for you kids coming up in show business, you need to know that the elevator to success is broken, you should take the stairs. I took the stairs and I really celebrate quite a diverse, multi-level, multi-cultural, multi-everything career. I get to work with so many different people in so many different genres. I sing, I act and I have a lot of versatility. I’ve always seen my talent as a gift and I’ve always tried to honor it the best I can. Of course, the road was rough, I came upon many challenges. But because I love what I do – it’s what I’ve been doing since I was five years old. I sang my first solo in church when I was five and I haven’t looked back since. From the reaction of the congregation, I knew what I wanted to be and that’s why I pursued this life of entertainment. SL: You act, you sing, you are a viral video sensation. Out of all of your talents, is there something you’re most passionate about? Jenifer Lewis: Oh, I definitely enjoy performing in front of a live audience more than anything. I just finished doing a one-woman show in New York. It was called Black Don’t Crack and the New York Times gave me a stellar review. I mean, it was such a love letter and I have to admit to you, it was the first time I picked up a newspaper and cried over something that was written about me. I was very humbled by it. It really was an unbelievable review. SL: Do you have any plans to take this show on the road or maybe record a DVD of it? Jenifer Lewis: I think we are going to record, sooner or later. We’ll be recording all of those songs because they’re mostly original tunes written by Marc Shaiman, who I’m sure you know. He is the executive producer of Smash, five-time Oscar nominee…well, he just happens to be my best friend. He was my musical director in New York, so I had that safety net. I knew if I were to fall, he would catch me. The chemistry and the entire show were magic. The entire time in New York was…there are no other words for it than it was triumphant and it was magical. That’s why I say to kids that you really need to work hard and focus on what your passion is in life and go after that. Because the rewards are…all I can tell you right now is that I’m just a happy person. Very, very happy. SL: What is the most rewarding experience you’ve had? Jenifer Lewis: Wow, that’s many, many things! I don’t even know how to answer that! I think starting off with Bette Midler, that was my first really big gig – being a Harlette with Bette Midler in the 80s. As a matter of fact, she just posted on Facebook a photograph of Bette, me and Charlotte Crossley. We were her backup singers on the very last Johhny Carson show. Can you imagine? Can you imagine being a little girl who’s an entertainer and wanting to go on not The Tonight Show but The Johnny Carson Show? Oh my God! Well, to sing and perform on the second to last show, talk about a dream come true. All that time wanting to go on there and then to finally get on right before he stopped hosting the show. Wow. I mean, now you talk about a dream come true. SL: Bette Midler seemed to have launched the careers of quite a few stars (Katey Sagal was also a Harlette). Did you think at the time, when you joined the Harlettes that you were going to be a star? Jenifer Lewis: Well, basically, (Bette) put me in my first movie, Beaches. I had a little part in that. I wouldn’t say that any one thing spun me off into a successful career. It’s a lot of things combined. You know, a lot of people think it’s just talent – it’s not. You have to know who you are inside of yourself. When I was diagnosed with bipolar, I really went and did the work. I went to therapy for 17 years – that’s what the whole show in New York was about. Having dealt with that and having come through and living a very happy and successful life now, that was hard work. You have to know who you are in order to enjoy your success. So often, especially these days, you don’t have to have talent to be famous. I mean really, you have to be young and skinny with a pretty face. But those pretty faces don’t last. That’s the thing, that’s the problem. And most of those kids don’t know who they are so they get all of that success and then they hurt themselves one way or another and that’s really what’s sad that’s happening. Back to what I have experienced with doing hard work and just learning to enjoy the gift. I had no idea I would never be this happy in life – with bipolar disorder you’re depressed most of the time or you’re completely over the top. And then to do the work and know that there’s a middle – that life can just be somewhere in the middle. Not perfect, not horrible, but somewhere in the middle where the depression and the pain dissipates. We’re never perfect and it never goes away completely, but you have a balance in life. You have a middle. And I’m very humbled and grateful that I made that choice to be better. You have to want to be better. That’s the first step to anything is to recognize that you have it and then make a good choice…to have patience – that’s very important. Have the patience to get better. Most people just go to therapy and say “Oh, that’s not helping!” Well, of course, it’s not gonna help if you don’t sit your ass there, you know. You have to have the discipline. I mean, what could be more important than taking care of yourself? If you don’t do that, you can’t enjoy it anyway! Better do the work! SL: I loved you in Girl 6. What was it like working with Spike Lee? Jenifer Lewis: You know, Spike is more of a technical director. He was very generous. I was like the Mother Hen. I was the oldest person on the set. And I really worked with the girls because a lot of them were first-timers. I think it was Naomi Campbell’s first movie and Theresa Randle was very young at the time. He really did allow me to work with the girls when we had our scenes – especially the table scene. It was so silly! (Laughs) Spike was great and he really knew what he wanted and it was a very professional set. You know, there was drama – there’s drama everywhere – but we had a good time. And it was also really nice to be working with so many females. There are not a lot of roles for female actresses together. There are not a lot of movies that are just us, you know? What I remember of filming that movie was having a really good time in New York and on set, it was very professional. (Spike) knew exactly what he wanted, I remember that. And we had fun! Remember the scene where we played George Jefferson and Weezy? Oh my God! That day we clowned, we had so much fun. It was nice to see Spike really let go and have fun there. We had a blast. SL: You’ve also worked a lot with Tyler Perry. What has that experience been like for you? Jenifer Lewis: Well, that’s my baby, what can I tell you? He was a big fan of mine and then, of course,  I became a big fan of his. I remember when they sent me one of the scripts early in his career. I read the script and asked “Who’s playing Madea? That’s who I should be playing.” And they said, “Well, the author is playing Madea,” I asked, “Who’s the author?” and they said “Tyler Perry” and I said, “Isn’t that a guy?” That was how I found out about it. When I met him and saw Madea, of course, there was no question as to who would play Madea! To talk about Tyler Perry, I think once again his professionalism is very admirable. I really admire him. When we go to Atlanta to film, Tyler treats us all like queens – and when someone’s very generous like that, you give them your all. We have such great chemistry together. I mean, the day I fell into the grave, (in Meet the Browns)  I went over to him and said: “Tyler, just let me fall into the grave.” And he said “Just dig a hole and let Jenifer fall. I’m not going to argue with her!” When you walk on to the set, you want to give. When a director is prepared and has treated you well with respect, you give them everything you have. He’s a great guy. Very generous. Tyler’s one of those guys who gives so much back. He’s such a charitable person. Every time I see him, I make sure he looks right in my eyes so I can tell him how proud I am of him. SL: When you’re working on a project, do you prefer having the ability to ad lib, or do you prefer to follow the script to the letter? Jenifer Lewis: I don’t think there’s a director I have worked with that has not given me to freedom to be spontaneous and ad lib. They welcome it from me – because they never know what’s going to come out of my mouth! I have to brag here a little bit and say that Jenifer Lewis is given freedom on the set with the writing. Most people in this business know that when I walk onto the set it’s not going to be 100%. I’m there to give 2,000%. And why is that? It’s because I love what I do and I really want to do my best. I really do. When people see Jenifer Lewis, they stop the remote because they know if nothing else, they’re going to get a good laugh. I’m going to do something “out of the ordinary” – and usually that “out of the ordinary” was not in the script. So I have fun with that. SL: Out of everything you’ve done, do you have a favorite role? Jenifer Lewis: Well, I have to admit that would be Zelma Bullock in What’s Love Got to Do with It. I had actually just fallen in love when I was filming that movie and there was no fear in me. You know that when you’re in love, you’re just floating around and just carrying on. And I did extra research on that character because Velma Bullock was from St. Louis and my mother has eight sisters and that character was pretty much created from three of my aunts who live in St. Louis – and a little dash of my own mother (laughs). And being a St. Louis woman myself, I really, really understood the character very much – you know, the whole dysfunctional thing that was going on in Tina’s family. I was very comfortable developing that role. .IRPP_minimalist { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:#FFFFFF; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #141414!important; box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -o-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist:active, .IRPP_minimalist:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist { transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .IRPP_minimalist .ctaText { font-weight:bold; color:#000000; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist .postTitle { color:#000000; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist:hover .postTitle { text-decoration: underline!important; } RELATED:  The Week in Drag: Valentina Does Rent, Courtney Act Wins Big Brother and More! SL: What is next for you? Any future collaborations with Shangela? Jenifer Lewis: Well, you know, we filmed four episodes…webisodes…episodes for the web series! (Laughs) I think they are negotiating a new movie as we speak – but, of course, I can’t talk about it because I haven’t signed the dotted line yet. But things are going on. I may go back to New York in the spring with Black Don’t Crack…maybe. That’s not definite yet. I think I’m going to be filming a movie next month. Things are good! I want people to see this web series and enjoy it because it’s my baby. I produced it and it’s just a fun thing and I want people to have it so they can laugh and enjoy it. They’re pretty much getting Jenifer Lewis doing some foolishness and just relaxing and having fun. SL: The second episode of “Jenifer Lewis and Shangela” deals with recognition. I’m sure you get recognized all of the time. Jenifer Lewis: Girl, I can’t walk out of my house. I can’t even drive to the corner without someone blowing their horn and yelling “Hey!” You find out very early in life that (the recognition) goes with it. That’s part of it and anybody who doesn’t want to be recognized should not go into show business…hello! I enjoy when people come up and say hello because I appreciate them as much as they appreciate me. I mean, you have to love people to do what I do and like I said, performing in front of a live audience I love more than anything. SL: Do you have a special message for your fans? Jenifer Lewis: No matter what your passion is in life, know this. It’s when you’re hardest hit that you mustn’t quit! Thanks so much to Jenifer Lewis for taking the time to chat with us! The third episode of Jenifer Lewis and Shangela debuts today on the shows channel on YouTube. You can check out behind the scenes clips and more at the show’s Facebook page. Keep up with all things Jenifer Lewis on her Facebook page and Twitter! Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. This article was originally published on September 19, 2012. The post Jenifer Lewis Talks Divas, Directors and Drag Queens! appeared first on Socialite Life......»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzFeb 8th, 2019

Condoms, Pet Names, & Phobias! The Craziest Donald Trump Affair Details From The FULL Stormy Daniels Interview!

On Friday, In Touch Weekly published the entire 5500-word interview with Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress with whom Donald Trump allegedly had a nearly yearlong sexual affair. She spoke to the tabloid in 2011, before anyone cared and long before reportedly being paid $130K by Trump's crooked lawyer to keep her mouth shut. Related: Trump Compared [...] On Friday, In Touch Weekly published the entire 5500-word interview with Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress with whom Donald Trump allegedly had a nearly yearlong sexual affair. She spoke to the tabloid in 2011, before anyone cared and long before reportedly being paid $130K by Trump's crooked lawyer to keep her mouth shut. Related: Trump Compared Stormy To His Daughter... In the full account, the adult film actress says she can "definitely describe his junk perfectly" and drops details like names of others who were around and some cray shit you just could NOT make up! See the craziest tidbits from the interview (below)! Trump Thinks His Hair Gives Him Power Stormy: We were talking about all sorts of things. I remember he asked me like, "I gotta ask you a question and I don't want to get you offended" and I was like, "Trust me, you can't." I was expecting some sort of vulgar question and it wasn't; it was something about how much money I make off the royalties of something. And then I remember saying to him, "Ok well I have a question for you and it IS offensive." And I asked him about his hair. I was like, "Dude, what's up with that?" and he laughed and he said, "You know, everybody wants to give me a makeover and I've been offered all this money and all these free treatments." And I was like, "What is the deal? Don't you want to upgrade that? Come on, man." He said that he thought that if he cut his hair or changed it, that he would lose his power and his wealth. And I laughed hysterically at him. IT: What did he say? Stormy: He took it pretty well. He was like, "Yeah, yeah, my wife even did my son's hair like that, as a joke." I was like, "Yes, speaking of your wife…" IT: Did he mention her at all? Stormy: I mentioned her. I was like, "Yeah, what about your wife?" He goes, "Oh, don't worry about her." Quickly, quickly changed the subject. The Sex Was Boring But Not Terrible IT: Was the sex romantic? Stormy: It was textbook generic. It wasn't like, "Oh my God, I love you." He wasn't like Fabio or anything. He wasn't trying to have, like, porn sex. IT: Did he say anything to you during? Stormy: Nothing freaky. Like, "Oh yeah, that feels good. That's amazing." You know. It was one position, what you would expect someone his age to do. It wasn't bad. Don't get me wrong. Stormy: So anyway, the sex was nothing crazy. He wasn't like, chain me to the bed or anything. It was one position. I can definitely describe his junk perfectly, if I ever have to. He definitely seemed smitten after that. He was like, "I wanna see you again, when can I see you again?" Trump Apparently Didn't Use Protection While Cheating On His Wife... Ew IT: Did you use protection? Stormy: No. IT: Was that a conversation or was it kind of in the moment? Stormy: It was kind of in the moment. And I was really kind of upset about it because I am so, like, careful. The company I work for is condom-only. But I remember for a fact that we didn't because I'm allergic to latex. And I didn't go up there with condoms on me. I know that for a fact because 99% of men don't carry non-latex condoms on them, so I usually always have one in my backpack but I thought I was going to dinner, so I only had a tiny little cocktail purse. NFL Star Ben Roethlisberger Can Corroborate Part Of This Story Stormy: I ended up leaving and the next night I saw him again at a party. It was in the downstairs of the hotel I was in and he was hanging out with Ben Roethlisberger. When I got there, he was already with him. He had Keith, his bodyguard, call me and ask me if I was coming. When I got there, I called Keith and he told me where he was sitting and he brought me over. And he was hanging out with Ben for a long time. A couple other people around, nobody famous. Mostly people trying to hang on to them. Ben had just won the Super Bowl that year. Donald excused himself. He had to leave, I don't remember why, and he made Ben promise to take care of me. I stayed another 15-20 minutes and Ben Roethlisberger actually walked me up to my room that night because Donald told him to. Yeah, he walked me all the way to my hotel room. Trump Called Her A Lot -- And He Called Her "Honeybunch" Stormy: He always called me from a blocked number. He gave me — of course I had Keith, his bodyguard's number — he gave me his secretary's number, Rhona, which is his direct office line. Note: This checks out. Keith Schiller was Trump's bodyguard turned Oval Office Operations manager, and Rhona Graff was Trump's longtime secretary, and is still described as a sort of backdoor conduit for people who want to get in touch with the President. Stormy: Anytime I needed to get ahold of him, he always took my call or called me back within 10 minutes if he was on another call or wasn't there. I think she would call him and he would call me back from his cell if he wasn't in his office. The number was always blocked. He called me about every 10 days. He always called me "honeybunch." He's like, "How's it going, honeybunch?" He always started the conversation off, I think it was always his excuse to call, "I just read about you in such and such or there's a quote about you in magazine, I turned on my channel in my hotel room and guess whose face popped up?" Just like anytime he saw or read about me somewhere. I was super busy at the time. I've taken a year off because I had a baby, but I was everywhere at the time. That's when I did and was doing red carpets so there was pictures of me like all the time. That was always sort of his excuse to call: "Hey, did you know that you were on such and such? We need to get together to talk about your thing." Stormy Was Cheating Too Stormy: Anytime I called, he would call — it was funny if like my assistant or my boyfriend, who is now my ex-husband, he was my boyfriend at the time, was with me, I would always have him on speakerphone. I mean, it's Donald Trump. IT: Were you with your boyfriend when you slept with Donald Trump? Stormy: Yeah. IT: Did he know about the situation? Stormy: He didn't know that detail but he knew everything else. He called me all the time. Trump Has A Shark Phobia Stormy (describing her last encounter with Trump in Beverly Hills): We had dinner once again in his room. I had swordfish that time. Once again, no alcohol. The strangest thing about that night — this was the best thing ever. You could see the television from the little dining room table and he was watching Shark Week and he was watching a special about the U.S.S. something and it sank and it was like the worst shark attack in history. He is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks. He was like, "I donate to all these charities and I would never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope all the sharks die." He was like riveted. He was like obsessed. It's so strange, I know. IT: So it's just you and him in the bungalow? Stormy: Yeah. But isn't that weird? So strange. So we finished dinner and we moved to the sofa so he could get a better view of Shark Week. Weirdly, that checks out too. Just check out these tweets from early July (aka, Shark Week) two years after she gave the interview: Sharks are last on my list - other than perhaps the losers and haters of the World! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2013 Sorry folks, I'm just not a fan of sharks - and don't worry, they will be around long after we are gone. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2013 The Affair Ended When Stormy Got Pregnant Stormy: Like I said, he always called from a blocked number and for the last year and a half I honestly don't know if he's called me or not because when I got pregnant with my daughter, I completely stopped taking calls that I didn't know. My fans don't know I had a baby. I left LA and lived in Vegas and basically hid out. I just really stopped taking calls from blocked numbers, numbers that I didn't know. I even stopped answering people that I did know, like other celebrities that I'm friends with that would just want to hang out or go out in Hollywood. Trump Lied To Stormy About Getting Her On Celebrity Apprentice The biggest thread throughout, and the subject Stormy says Trump talked to her about the most, was the lie that he would "100%" get her on Celebrity Apprentice: Stormy: And then he goes — I might be out of order with the conversation because it was so long ago. But he was like, "You know what? You're really smart. You're not dumb." And I was like, "Thanks, d---. What does that mean?" And he goes, "You should be on." And I was like, "Really? No, I don't think so." And he just kept thinking about it, I could see his little wheels turning. He goes, "No, it would be really, really good for you. People would think you're just this idiot with blond hair and big boobs. You would be perfect for it because you're such a smart businesswoman. You write and you direct and you produce and obviously you're hot and you're beautiful." And I was like, "Well, it's never going to happen. NBC is never going to let a porn star on." And he was like, "I can make it happen." And I was like, "You can't. I dare you." I was totally egging him on. And that was kind of like the thing, he was like, "No, we have to work on this for you." And that was sort of what he tried to bait me with for an entire year. He was like, "We have to get together to talk about your appearance on." But he was serious. I think when it hit him in the moment, he was like, "Yeah, this is going to be really good." And it could have. Of course, it would have been sensational. He just kept pushing for it, pushing for it. And he was like, "Would you do it?" I was like, "You know what, I'm not going to waste my energy on thinking about it, but if you actually have the power to make it happen, then I'll do it." IT: Did he promise you that? Stormy: Yeah, absolutely. He told me that he got a wild-card choice. That he could push one person through at will. IT: And he said it was going to be you? Stormy: Absolutely. 100% he promised me. Stormy: That's when he broke the news to me that it almost went through but there's somebody that had a problem and it got vetoed and blah blah blah. I was like, "I told you, you couldn't make it happen." I was pretty annoyed. IT: How do you feel about all this — the broken promises? What's your take? Stormy: I don't really know. I don't have any animosity or whatever. IT: Do you feel like a fool for believing him about? Stormy: No. I wasn't like going around telling everybody, "Oh my God, I'm going to be on." It's not like I bought into it 100%. I was challenging him to make it happen. I figured my shot was 50-50 even though he swore up and down it was 100. It's not just him. I never really get my hopes up on big stuff like that. Stormy says she decided to speak to the press after hearing about Trump hypocritically badmouthing the adult industry: Stormy: He went on some tirade how he would never be associated with someone…blah blah blah. But clearly I do a lot more than just pose for. So that just makes me wonder if he was just flat-out lying the whole time. I didn't have any unrealistic expectations of actually being on the show; I figured my chances were 50-50, I did believe that he was shy. So now I wonder if the whole thing was just a f---ing lie. IT: Just to impress you, to try to sleep with you? Stormy: Yeah. And I guess it worked. BTW -- don't feel too bad for Stormy. According to TMZ, her affair with Trump might end up making her some more money -- at her latest dancing gig. Apparently The Trophy Club in Greenville, South Carolina is using it to advertise! We guess you can't hold strip clubs to confidentiality agreements... [Image via MySpace.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 19th, 2018

An Early Halloween Treat – Socialite Life Chats With Elvira!

Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. Who better than to kick off your Halloween celebration than the Mistress of […] More Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. Who better than to kick off your Halloween celebration than the Mistress of Dark herself, the one and only Elvira! Actress and comedienne Cassandra Peterson, the woman behind the bewitching black dress and the scary, sexy and sassy attitude, took some time to chat with us about how she landed the role that made her a household name, fills us in on her latest projects and dishes about her experiences on RuPaul’s Drag Race and her affinity for drag queens. And, since Halloween’s right around the corner, she lets us in on her favorite candy treat! We promise our interview won’t give you unpleasant dreams! Socialite Life: First off, I have to ask. Is there a painting of you aging in an attic somewhere? Elvira: (Laughs) No, but I should get one! No there isn’t, I don’t know what it is! My outfit is very forgiving…sort of! (Laughs) SL: I’ve seen photos of you as your alter ego, Cassandra, and you still look fantastic. Elvira: Thank you. You know, I don’t know what that is – I have no idea! SL: You’ve become sort of synonymous with Halloween, what have you been up to lately? Elvira: Well, I’ve been working on a bunch of projects. I got involved with a huge convention – it’s going to be kind of the new pop culture convention – it’s probably going to end up being one of the biggest in the world. It’s called Comikaze – it’s called Stan Lee’s Comikaze now – and I’m part owner of that. I’m also working on an independent horror film festival that I just got done with called Elvira’s Horror Hunt. I’m also out there pitching television shows – I have one that’s making the rounds right now and pitching another film. During Halloween, I make appearances all over the country and I head up to Seattle and then Portland. I’m going to be going to Australia soon and then England, so it’s pretty busy right around now. That’s a long answer, huh? SL: I saw that you’ve even got your own wine now. How did that come about? Elvira: Well, I do a lot of merchandising. Over the years, I’ve had my own beer, called Elvira’s Night Brew, and I had my own perfume and all kinds of things. Now I’ve got an Elvira wine (Elvira’s Macabrenet) and an Elvira soda pop – I’m moving into the beverage world! SL: That’s great! So, how does it feel to have so many people dress up like you for Halloween? Elvira: You always have a good time when you’re dressed as Elvira, I gotta say! It feels fantastic! I mean, I love it, it’s very flattering…well, of course it depends on the person who’s doing it. I see a lot of truck driver types doing it and..yeah, not so flattering! But I’m always happy when people dress up as me because I know they’re buying my costume! (You can too, on Elvira’s website!) My favorite things to see, which I consider the sincerest form of flattery, is people tattooing Elvira on themselves. At first, I was kind of shocked, but now I see people by the hundreds literally with Elvira tattoos. That really is the sincerest form of flattery in my book. SL: Do you get people who ask for your autograph on their body and then they get that inked? Elvira: Yeah, a lot of them. I actually got one this morning, who a really fabulous Elvira tattoo on the whole entire side of his body and I signed it and he sent me the pictures of him getting my signature tattooed in across it. SL: Since I’ve been such a fan or yours, I’ve always wanted to know more about how you got started. I know you were a member of The Groundlings. How did improv help you in your career and with the development of characters like Elvira? Elvira: The improv – learning to improvise is absolutely invaluable. I think in any career, especially, of course, if you’re going to be in the limelight and be an actress, celebrity, whatever – it’s invaluable. Even if you’re a person who has to speak in front of people – I actually talked my doctor and my lawyer into taking classes with The Groundlings years ago. (Laughs) They both said, “It was the best thing I ever did!” I did not have the character (of Elvira) developed in The Groundlings but I did have a character that the director of the local television show where I ended up – KHJ – saw me and really liked this character I was doing, which was just sort of a goofy Valley Girl actress and he encouraged me to do that character for the audition – and I did – and I got the audition that way. I also improvised – they gave me a really bad script and I kind of just took off in a different direction because I didn’t see how you could be good reading a really crappy script. So I just went off and improvised and that’s definitely how I got the part. And, after that, I had to come up with the look – and a friend of mine who was an artist drew a picture of what he thought I should look like…so I certainly wouldn’t be doing Elvira now if it wasn’t for The Groundlings and my improvisational background. SL: Did you work with John Paragon (best known as Jambi from Pee Wee’s Playhouse) when you were with (legendary LA-based improv group) The Groundlings? Elvira: When I was in the Groundlings, Phil Hartman, John Paragon and Paul Reubens (a/k/a Pee Wee Herman) were the guys I looked up to. They were my heroes. I worshiped them and became, I feel, like family with all of them. In fact, we spent every Christmas and Thanksgiving and New Year’s together for 20 years. So, John Paragon became my writing partner and he was in Groundlings before I got in there and later, on Movie Macabre, he became my writing partner. We wrote everything together. We wrote the Elvira, Mistress of the Dark movie. we wrote a pilot for CBS called The Elvira Show and we wrote my second movie, Elvira’s Haunted Hills, together. After 21 years, we dissolved our working relationship, but we’re still great friends. And Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman helped me out immensely too. They made all kinds of appearances on my TV show and helped me write things – and Paul actually sang back-up on one of my albums. I remember we recorded it standing in my bathtub because the sound in there was awesome. It was called “Elvira and the Vitones” – it was John Paragon and Paul Reubens. It was really a family. SL: I’ve love Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and I’ve seen it at least a hundred times – and I’m definitely not the only one. Are you surprised that the movie is still a beloved cult classic? Elvira: Thank you! Yeah, I’m happy that it still holds up. It’s funny how many movies I see that I used to worship and then I go to see them again and show my daughter and I watch them and think, Oh my God! What was I seeing in that movie? But I’m happy to say that I think the Elvira movie really does hold up and is as good today as it was when it came out. I’m very proud of that movie. I think it…it reminds me of The Wizard of Oz or something! (Laughs) It’s one of those classics, but a little sick and twisted. SL: One of our favorite scenes in the movie is at the end when you show off your tassel twirling talents! Elvira: Yeah, people didn’t realize I was so talented until they saw that. Tassel twirling is something I learned when I was 14 years old. It’s so bizarre – when other kids were practicing piano, I was standing in front of the mirror learning how to twirl tassels on my boobs! It came in very handy when I was a go-go dancer and later a showgirl. It also happened to come in handy when I was making the movie. I was like. “Hey! I have this special talent, let’s use it!” And so many people ask if I have little motors in there or if it was special effects and I’m like no! It’s just me doing my thing! SL: I’m so jealous that you’ve been a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race – what was that experience like for you? Elvira: Oh, God! It was fantastic. I love the show first of all. I love RuPaul and I’ve known him for a long, long time, so getting the chance to be a judge on there was one of my dreams and I had a blast! I’m actually judging again on that show that’s coming up soon, RuPaul’s All-Stars Drag Race. I tell you, I could work on that show every week. I loved it. I was sort of raised by wild drag queens and it just feels like home to me over there! (Laughs) I sort of consider myself a drag queen. I really feel like a female drag queen. SL: Was that what attracted you to the show? Elvira: Well, I mean, honestly, from the time I was 14, drag queens taught me everything I know. They taught me how to dress and walk and put my makeup on and do my hair and I just hung out with not just drag queens but gay men my whole life and I really was so influenced by them – and I ended up being Elvira. I think it’s really cool now that drag queens are dressing up as Elvira. I mean, oh my God, it’s coming full circle! SL: I remember you had two drag queens on your reality show, The Search for the Next Elvira. Elvira: Yes. Christian Greenia and Patterson (Lundquist) – and Christian works with me – he was the “Manvira” who was super catty (laughs). He is one of the best Elvira drag queens – I think he is the best that there is because not only can he make himself look better than me – which is really sad, when a man can look better than you – but he knows every nuance, every way I move, every facial expression and every line from everything I’ve ever done. When I can’t remember something, I call him and he can reel off whole scenes from my movies. SL: You scared a lot of people when the reality show was launched. Do you have any plans to retire Elvira? Elvira: No, I don’t really and that’s the funny thing about that show. It really wasn’t meant to replace me, it was meant to have additional Elviras that I could send out to shopping malls across the country and do kind of the lower-scale Elvira appearances but the name The Search for More Elviras didn’t really cut it, so the network insisted on The Search for the Next Elvira which was a little bit catchier but confusing to people. But no, I always have plans to retire, but then I never do! I was going to retire every milestone, every birthday and I just keep going. I don’t now how long it’s going to last – it’s scaring me! But you know, I do try to stay in shape and look good, so that’s kind of a side benefit. I have a feeling that if I quit being Elvira, the next time you’d see me, I’d weigh 300 pounds! (Laughs) SL: Do you have any beauty tips you can share – I’d love to know how you stay looking so great! Elvira: Well, you know, I do live a pretty healthy lifestyle. I was a vegetarian for 13 years, but unfortunately, I kind of fell off the wagon. I eat a mostly vegetarian diet and I do work out 5-7 days a week. I walk, I spin and I do yoga. I stay pretty active. I think that and the mostly vegetarian diet is pretty much what keeps me going. That and a little vodka! (Laughs) SL: You’ve pretty much done everything. Is there something you haven’t done yet that you still want to do? Elvira: Hmmm…my major thing that I want to do is an animated feature of Elvira and move Elvira into being an animated character – so I don’t have to play her anymore! And, although he doesn’t know it yet, Tim Burton’s going to be doing the film! (Laughs) He’ll be surprised when he finds out! SL: Elvira and Tim Burton would be a match made in heaven! Elvira: That would be awesome, wouldn’t it? I actually worked with him when I did a little part in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. I almost hired him as the director for Mistress of the Dark and Pee Wee hired him out from under me – a little rivalry going there – so the last time I saw him was, God, between 25 and 30 years ago. I just got to see him the other night (at the Frankenweenie premiere) and catch up and that was really cool – and Frankenweenie was awesome! It’s really not a kid’s movie. It’s my favorite thing he’s done since Edward Scissorhands, it’s kind of like a beautiful fairy tale. SL: I saw you on the VH-1 documentary about rock groupies and learned some things I never knew about you. You’ve had such an extensive career and you’ve pretty much done it all. Would you ever consider writing your memoirs? Elvira: Yes. (Laughs) You know, I have been trying to do that for so many years. It’s insane. I always think I’m going to get this chunk of time to do it and then I never do. I did start out writing it the first of the year, and that lasted a couple of months and then I went astray on other projects. That is something I really want to do but I don’t feel like I have enough time to do it. I guess you just have to make time. When you’re writing, you just have to sit down and write. SL: Do you have a special message for your fans? Elvira: Go to Elvira.com and tweet me at @TheRealElvira. I want everybody to have a safe, insane Halloween, as usual! This article was originally published on October 17, 2012......»»

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