Hollywood Dirt: Comedian Patton Oswalt Pens Inspirational Boston Bombing Missive + Ozzy Osbourne Confirms Separation & More
COMEDIAN’S MESSAGE OF HOPE IN WAKE OF BOSTON BOMBINGS GOES VIRAL: Social media was buzzing on Monday with reaction to the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. And, of course, every celebrity on Earth was Tweeting about it too. Suffice to say there were a lot of “hearts”, “thoughts” and “prayers” being sent out by the Hollywood elite.
None, though, came even close to being as interesting or poignant than the one posted by comedian/actor PATTON OSWALD on his Facebook. Oswald’s post went viral almost immediately.
He wrote, “I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, ‘Well, I’ve had it with humanity.’ But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths” He adds, “[But] the vast majority stands against that darkness and…they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evildoers.”
“So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance,” Oswald concludes, “just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.'” You can read his entire post, as well as the thousands of comments, HERE.
UPDATE – OZZY AND SHARON OSBOURNE ARE SEPARATED BUT NOT DIVORCING: There have been rumors that OZZY and SHARON OSBOURNE are separated. And, apparently, that’s true. Ozzy himself pretty much confirmed it yesterday, and revealed that him falling off the wagon is the reason behind it.
In a post on his Facebook page he said, quote, “For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs. I was in a very dark place and was an A–hole to the people I love most, my family. However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober. Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing. I’m just trying to be a better person.”
KIM KARDASHIAN 1, KRIS HUMPHRIES 0: KIM KARDASHIAN has scored the first major victory in her divorce case. According to TMZ, KRIS HUMPHIRES was demanding access to E-mails Kim had sent from some closed accounts, but yesterday the judge denied the request. This means Kris’ attorneys will have to wait until May 2nd to argue the issue, and by then it may be too late.
If the judge rules on May 2nd that Kris can see the emails, Kim would have 10 days to deliver them, but the divorce trial is set to begin May 6th, and it may be over before the 10-day deadline.
Meanwhile … Kim and her baby daddy KANYE WEST have been living on separate continents, and if you’re inclined to believe the not-always-reliable New York Post, the arrangement may turn out to be permanent.
The newspaper tab reports that Kanye has been living in Paris since February while he works on his new album, and is thinking about moving there full- time. Kim has been to visit Kanye several times, and TMZ claims that during her last trip she visited a hospital where she’s considering giving birth. But Kim isn’t planning on moving overseas because her commitments to her family and her reality shows are in L.A. Interestingly, while Kim has shuttled back and forth to see Kanye, he hasn’t traveled to visit her in L.A. at all.
WILL SMITH AND JADA PINKETT DO NOT, I REPEAT, NOT HAVE AN OPEN MARRIAGE: In an interview earlier this month JADA PINKETT was asked her about the rumor that she and WILL SMITH have an “open marriage”. Instead of denying it outright, she talked about how because they’re both very “relaxed “she can understand why people might think they have an open thing. But, Will is “his own man” and she’s his “partner.” Then she said it’s up to him to make his own decisions and live with those decisions.
Predictably, the World Wide Web of Reading Into Things took that to mean Jada was admitting they do have an open marriage. So Jada did the only thing she could do — she hit up her Facebook page to clarify her comments. She wrote, quote, “Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship . . . this means we have a GROWN one.”
SOAP STAR JEANNE COOPER HOSPITALIZED: “Young and the Restless” star JEANNE COOPER has been been hospitalized for an unknown illness. Her son, actor CORBIN BERNSON, has been tweeting updates on his 84-year-old mother’s condition. Here’s the “Psych” star’s most recent Tweet, as of this posting …
Sitting bedside w/ mom, she seems comfortable, at peace & has worked so hard 2day. Having a few words that will have to last for a few days.
— Corbin Bernsen (@corbinbernsen) April 16, 2013
FUROR OVER JUSTIN BIEBER’S ANNE FRANK NOTE FUELED BY NEW PHOTOS: As if JUSTIN BIEBER’S comments about Anne Frank being a “belieber” weren’t bad enough, he apparently didn’t take his visit to the Anne Frank House too seriously. [Bieber wrote in the museum guestbook: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”]
E! Online got a hold of a photo that shows Justin wearing his sunglasses and a hoodie inside the Amsterdam museum, and another where he appears to be goofing off by shadowboxing with a friend. (PHOTO) (PHOTO)
But one person not upset by Bieber’s visit was Anne Frank House spokeswoman Maatje Mostart. “We think that what’s special is that a 19-year-old comes to the Anne Frank House and spends an hour visiting on a Friday night,” said Mostart. “He could be doing other things in Amsterdam. That’s the positive side and we want to leave it at that.”
HOW MUCH IS AN OLD PICTURE OF A TOPLESS ANGELINA JOLIE WITH A HORSE WORTH?!: An old picture of a topless ANGELINA JOLIE with a somewhat ecstatic expression on her face and a horse dangerously close to ‘the girls’ could sell for as much as $53,000 at an auction in London next month.(PHOTO)
The never-before-seen-until-now image was taken by celebrity photographer David LaChapelle back in 2001 when Angelina was 25-years-old and still with BILLY BOB THORTON.