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On a JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas yesterday, a group of passengers were forced to band together and subdue Clayton Osbon, a pilot who simply flipped out, behaving erratically, banging on the cockpit door and screaming out numbers.

On his radio show this morning, meanwhile, Carson Daly referenced the incident.

“Most of the people were on their way to some sort of security conference in Las Vegas,” he said. “It was like a bunch of dudes and well trained dudes… thank God.”

Carson Daly Picture

The Voice host then added, laughing: “With my luck, it would be like… ‘this is the flight going to [the gay pride parade] in San Francisco,'” changing his tone to sound more effeminate and saying: “Uh, we’re headed down to Vegas for the floral convention.”

The implication, naturally? Folks such as that would not have been able to bring down the JetBlue pilot.

A few hours after making the comments, Daly Tweeted an apology: “This morning on my radio show I attempted to make fun of myself & offended others by mistake. I sincerely apologize.”

Do you accept this apology? Do you think he should have made one?

Tuesday March 27, 2012 22:41

Lindsay Lohan to Guest Star on Glee!

Undeterred by her legal woes and recent mediocre performance on Saturday Night Live, Glee has been diagnosed with a serious case of … LINDSANITY!

Sorry. Some things just never get old.

The hit Fox series is in final negotiations with Lindsay Lohan to guest star this spring in one of the current season’s final episodes, according to reports.

She’ll be taking on a key role … herself!

Lindsay Lohan on Late Night

Once source material for the show – her mom chastised Glee and Gwyneth Paltrow for cracking jokes at her expense – LiLo will serve as a celebrity judge at Nationals.

No word yet as to who will join Lohan on the panel, although we would recommend Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Kim Kardashian, with the latter getting flour-bombed.

The Glee gig will mark another step in Lindsay’s comeback, which began with a Playboy spread of all things. Her last scripted TV gig was a 2008 arc (!) on Ugly Betty.

She’s also in talks to play acting legend Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime biopic. As for Glee, producers also recently landed Whoopi Goldberg as a big-name guest star.

 

 

Who: Rose Byrne wearing an Alexander McQueen lace effect fine knit dress
Shop: Net-A-Porter US $ 1,395
Where: amfAR New York Gala

 

Saturday March 10, 2012 15:09

Starbucks To Sell Single-Cup Coffee Makers!

Need your daily Starbucks fix???

Soon, you’ll be able to be your OWN barista and brew your own single-cup coffees!

This fall, Starbucks’ Versimo one-cup home coffee maker will go on sale online, at high-end specialty stores and EVEN at some Starbucks stores!

Unlike Keurig machines, Versimo can make espresso drinks too, not just coffee. Starbucks previously partnered with Keurig to sell K-cups for basic brewed coffee and in 2009, started selling Via Ready Brew instant coffee.

CEO Howard Schultz believes that these goods could one day be in direct competition with Starbucks’ actual cafes.

Will you be buying a Versimo this fall??

Saturday March 10, 2012 14:19

Update Your Wardrobe Spring 2012

 

Update your wardrobe with a selection of fresh new finds from STYLEBOP.com and Bergdorf Goodman. A simple way to update any closet is a new dress. Try out a classic white or leopard in a mod asymmetrical or bandage style for an effortless new outfit. Adding new accessories is also an easy update, so buy a bold-colored bag or shoe to liven up your current wardrobe. As far as weekend wear goes, liven up your look with a trendy denim jacket, which layers over any old look for a new one. Get your wardrobe ready for the season with these pieces:

 

1. Ralph Lauren Collection Fuchsia Bohemian Hobo Bag ($ 1335)

Vibrant and vivacious. Add a shot of boho and bold color to any outfit with this luscious bag from Ralph Lauren. Silver hardware and a braided leather handle accent the stunning fuchsia color…and your look…perfectly.

2. J Brand Atomic Denim Jacket ($ 228)

Pale blue cotton and a trim, cropped cut make the ideal cover-up for spring and summer. Stretch denim ensures that this extra layer is fitted, not frumpy.

3. Sergio Rossi Pacific Suede Golden Stitched Sandals ($ 920)

Fancy footwork. More eye candy than anything, these suede sandals take any outfit from so-so to sassy. Sexy t-straps with a sky high stiletto and platform with intricate cutouts and gold trim.

4. Michael Kors Leopard One Shoulder Dress ($ 1695)

Leopard is a classic, but when done in an asymmetrical one-shoulder cut is also unmistakeably current. Detailed with a decorative metal medallion and delicate pleating.

5. Herve Leger White V-neck Bandage Dress ($ 1335)

Update your wardrobe with the perfect fit. Toss the ill-fitting and embrace the bandage dress, which wraps your body in style and enhances your form flawlessly.

Penelope Cruz old hollywood glamour

Penelope Cruz never fails to turn heads and the 84th Annual Academy Awards was no different. She wore her long dark brown hair tucked up into retro-style curls, showing off beautiful diamond jewelry.

Penelope Cruz oscars hairstyle

Penelope shined in a custom Giorgio Armani organza off-the-shoulder evening gown.

Photos: Adriana M. Barraza/ WENN.com

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen are currently running a tight and contentious campaign for Virginia’s open seat in the U.S. Senate.

They’re both political heavyweights, but right on their collective tail is an insurgent, third-party candidate who’s surging in grassroots support.

That candidate is Hank the Cat. Bow down, bitches!

Hank the Cat

The official site of the Hank Senate campaign claimed in a press release Friday that the 9-year-old Maine Coon (52 in human years) has pulled ahead of Kaine.

In Facebook fans, anyway.

Despite entering the race just two months ago, Hank’s Facebook page boasts 14,141 “likes” whereas Kaine, the state’s former governor, has 13,913.

Kaine also hasn’t converted to Timeline yet, BTW. Way to stay in touch with the people.

Campaign manager Matthew O’Leary said Hank initially ran to expose “the farce that is our political system,” until the movement took on a life of its own.

“I do think, however, that Hank can be a serious contender in the race for the Senate seat in November, all comedy aside,” O’Leary said earlier today.

“Take note of how many people are willing to support a cat over seasoned veterans. We have no doubts we will also surpass George Allen in good time!”

Allen’s Facebook page has more than 43,000 “likes,” so Hank has work to do, but a lot can happen between now and November. Count him out at your peril.

No word if Hank’s political platform includes tough stances on FDA pet food regulations or illegal immigration of rodents from outside America’s borders.

Amid a never-ending firestorm of controversy, Chris Brown was spotted leaving Tru Nightclub in Hollywood last night with girlfriend Karrueche Tran.

They look happy. Guess there’s no trouble in paradise … at least not yet.

Karrueche and Rihanna, Chris’ ex-girlfriend and recent collaborator, are said to be engaged in a war of words, Facebook messages and Tweets.

In case there’s any doubt where his heart is (at least last night):

Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown

Karrueche reportedly said earlier this week on Facebook, in what was seen as a jab at Rihanna, “I’m Angelina, you’re Jennifer. C’mon you see where Brad at.”

It’s starting to look like the aspiring model is right … and may be morphing into Rihanna, with her newly blonde hair and sharpened fake nails. Just saying.

There’s also this random Rihanna topless pic Tweeted yesterday. Which has nothing to do with this story, in all honesty, but still felt worth noting.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]

 

 

Who: Ashley Madekwe wearing a Hervé Léger A-line bandage dress
Shop: Net-A-Porter US $ 1,850

Net-A-Porter International £1,740 / €2,000

Where: 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards With Presenting Sponsor Lacoste, LA

 

American Idol is now down to 12.

Following an evening that paid tribute to Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder – and included the Performance of the Season in Jessica Sanchez’s “I Will Always Love You” rendition – the Fox competition sent its first finalist packing tonight. And the unlucky contestant was…

American Idol Top 13 Photo

Jeremy Rosado!

The Jer-Bear was a bundle of nerves prior to his cover of “Ribbon in the Sky” last night, knowing he was a judges’ Wild Card pick from the week before and really had to prove himself to viewers. Sadly, he won’t have any more opportunities to do so.

What do you think? Did Jeremy deserve to go home?