Will’s Scientology School is Scaring People

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Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith have started a school! 80% of the students will be receiving some form of financial aid! Awesome! So why is everyone freaking out about its ties to Scientology? Yes, the school has some teachers who identify as Scientologists – but according to the school’s head, teachers of all religions have been hired and the school itself has no religious affiliation. The school will be also using something called “study technology” (created by Scientology guru L. Ron Hubbard)as one of their teaching methods, which “focuses on students gaining hands-on experience, mastering subject matter before moving to the next level, and being taught not to read past words they don’t understand.” But again, other methods are supposedly being used, and honestly, doesn’t hands-on experience sound awesome?

Er, not everyone thinks so. David Touretzky, Carnegie Mellon professor and Scientology critic, argues, “There is no reputable educator anywhere who endorses [study technology]. What happens is that children are inculcated with Scientology jargon and are led to regard L.R. Hubbard as an authority figure. They are laying the groundwork for later bringing people into Scientology.”

Here’s how we can answer, once and for all, if Smith’s school is a Scientology breeding ground – is Suri Cruise a student? [LA Times]

Hulk Has His Say On Linda’s New Boyfriend

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Hulk Hogan called into the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show and discussed his (soon to be ex) wife Linda’s nineteen year old boyfriend, and details an occasion when Brooke discovered the guy, Charley Hill, hiding out in her brother’s bathroom. He also accuses the kid of riding his uninsured Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Check out a clip of Hulk’s chat here.

Supermodel Suicide

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In an apparent suicide, supermodel Ruslana Korshunova jumped to her death on Saturday, falling 9 floors from her apartment in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York. The 20-year-old beauty, who had graced the covers of French Elle and Russian Vogue and had modeled for top designers Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci, and DKNY was hailed by British Vogue as “a face to be excited about.”

It was just days before her 21st birthday, and friends described the Kazakhstan native as an upbeat person showing no signs of depression. “She loved life,” one Russian friend told The New York Post, while another, Maxim Ilin, said she “was the most cheerful and positive person I knew.”

John McCain Has an Ear for Usher

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Who knew? John McCain likes Usher. After appearing in May on “Saturday Night Live” with Usher, Republican presidential candidate John McCain said he really has an ear for the “Love in This Club” singer.

McCain told the St. Paul Pioneer Press,

“Usher was on. Very talented. Very good. And I’m usually not into that brand of music, but I watched him rehearse, and I watched him twice. And I was very impressed. I got one [Usher CD]. Actually, my daughter, Meghan, likes him, and she got it for me.”

Unfortunately for McCain, Usher is a hardcore Obama fan, as seen in this YouTube video supporting the Democratic candidate:

Pam Attack: Simpson is a “Bitch & Whore”

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Hurray! The greatest celebrity feud has just begun. Animal-lover Pam Anderson labeled Jessica Simpson a “bitch and whore” in an interview, after the singer was spotted wearing a t-shirt that read “Real Girls Eat Meat.” Yup, it’s pot and kettle time! She went on to say, “Actually, I don’t know if she was talking about food or men.” Dissed!

Pam Anderson is a vegetarian, among other things, but still we’ve gotta call bullsh*t on her for a couple of reasons.

1. She may not eat meat, but she wears it. While she renounced Uggs in 2007, she stuck her feet deep into those sheepskin boots for years. And seriously, if you can’t figure out those are made of animal fur and skin, then should you really be talking?

2. Google “Pam Anderson sex tape” and you get 1,750,000 results. So really, Pam, who you callin’ a whore?

[The Sun]

Gossip Girl Rips Off Friends Photo

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The cast of Gossip Girl – as well as a bunch of other hot, young stars whose 15 minutes are just beginning – is featured in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, and the pic of the pretty cast looks awfully familiar. We seem to remember another attractive bunch of sexed up pals who were also caught walking around barefoot in glamorous gowns while lugging around champagne. Anyone?

The Gossip gang was also interviewed about such pressing issues as “Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin?” Our fave answer comes from Leighton Meester, who was just SO adorable when asked, “Blackberry or iPhone?” Her answer:

“Why do you assume I don’t have a Nokia pay-and-go phone? No, I have a BlackBerry.”

Of course you do sweetie.

DMX Needs Some Serious Help

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Rapper DMX was arrested – again – this weekend trying to purchase some coke n’ weed from an undercover police officer. After asking the cop for “30 Powder & 15 Weed,” the Ruff Ryder handed over $45 and was immediately arrested. This is the fourth – yes, FOURTH – time DMX has been arrested since May 7th, when he was popped for reckless driving, among other charges. On May 9th he was nailed for animal cruelty and drug possession, and just last week on June 23 he was popped driving without a driver’s license.

Does this guy have any friends to look out for him (besides his abused dogs)? Can’t the Lohans and the Spears clans rally round this guy and haul him off to rehab, starlet style? [TMZ]

Winehouse Bitch Slaps a Fan & Calls Kanye the C-Word

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What a great weekend for Wino wackiness. Amy performed at both Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebration and the UK’s Glastonbury festival, and thankfully she was up to her regular insanity! During her Glastonbury set Amy got physical with a fan in the audience, flailing wildly and whacking the guy before a few beefy security dudes stepped in. (Check out the clip above.) Unfazed, Amy then improvised some lines in her song “Some Unholy War” about Blake Incarcerated, adding in “I’m not opening for a c*nt like Kanye.”

Kanye then took to his broken MacBook Air – of course – to tell the world that he doesn’t give a sh*t what Amy Winehouse thinks of him. Do these two thrive off of the drama or what? If Blake gets locked up for good they should seriously think about getting together. It’d be the hottest mess ever!

Spencer vs. Mary-Kate: Round Two!

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Spencer Pratt has scored big points in Round Two in his celebrity feud with pint-sized starlet Mary-Kate Olsen. On Mary-Kate’s controversial appearance on David Letterman last night, in which she described Spencer as ill-tempered and wormy, Dave asked MK point blank if she was friends with Spencer in high school. The taller half of the Olsen twins replied, “No,” but the above photo, which Spencer sent in tosurfaced on Pink is the new Blog today, suggests the two were quite chummy.

Can’t you just picture Heidi Montag cheering on her man next to the ring?

Gossip Girl’s Blake and Penn Heat Things Up

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On screen and real life lovers Blake Lively and Penn Badgley get in some quality XOXO in Far Rockaway, New York today. The Gossip Girl stars are hanging in the oceanfront town with the rest of the bathing suit-clad cast while filming the new red hot season of the CW series. The way these two are heating things up, it is sure to be a scorcher!