Hulk Hogan is a gay?

Hulk (real name: Terry Bollea) tried to keep a sense of humor about the fracas while making a Saturday appearance at the Spike TV Video Game Awards in Culver City, Calif.

“After the four-year crazy divorce I thought I’d heard everything I could hear in the courtroom,” he told Us Weekly, laughing. “Then, all of a sudden she says I abused her, that I was violent. She told everybody that I was a homosexual.” (Linda leveled her claims in both a shocking memoir and interviews promoting the book.

Clarified Hogan about Linda’s charge that he had a sexual relationship with fellow wrestler Brutus Beefcake: “If any of that was true, I would admit it, and I was a homosexual I would embrace it. It’s just so crazy to hear, so I have a real problem with it….If you’re going to say I’m something that I’m not to try to ruin my career and my livelihood….I have to answer her back.”

Hogan, who shares daughter Brooke, 23, and son Nick, 21, with Linda, told Us he’s baffled by the situation.

Corey Haim died in drug overdose

Corey Haim was broke and caring for his mother, who was battling breast cancer, when he collapsed just after midnight Wednesday after complaining of labored breathing, reports. Haim’s agent Mark Heaslip says Corey Haim, the “Lost Boys” star whose career stalled while his drug use spiraled out of control, had been with his mother during all of her doctor’s appointments but fell ill with flu-like symptoms in the last few days. Judy Haim called 911 early Wednesday. He was declared dead at the hospital.

“She is taking this very, very hard,” Heaslip says. “This is all shocking.”

Meanwhile, Haim’s pal Corey Feldman tells Larry King that he wants people to stop jumping to conclusions that Haim died from a drug overdose. “They need to stop saying, you know, their theories of what they think it is or isn’t. Because at the end of the day, until the coroner’s report comes out, until we have specific evidence, until we know exactly what the toxicology reports say, nobody knows.”

He says he last spoke to Haim a few days before his death, and that the actor was “honestly in the best frame of mind that he’s ever been in in the past year.” He says Haim’s mother’s illness made Haim finally grow up.

He also took Hollywood to task for discarding its child stars. “We build people up as children, we put them on pedestals and then when we decide that they’re not marketable anymore, we walk away from them,” he says. “And then we taunt them and we tease them … Why is it OK to kick somebody when they’re down?”

Sandra Bullock Oscar award acceptance speech

An Oscar acceptance speech last night by Sandra Bullock was one of the best by 45-year-old actress while at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. Her portrayal of famous Leigh Ann Tuohy in ‘The Blind Side’ enabled Sandra Bullock take home an Oscar in the category of Best Actress.

Actors Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin took stage to start the proceedings at Kodak Theater Hollywood and the Los Angeles California crowds welcomed the duo with wonderful round of applaud. The night observed various Hollywood stars both males and females receiving their Oscars and delivering their respective acceptance speeches.

The big winner of the night was none other than the daughter of an Alabama-German couple 45 years of age Sandra Annettee Bullock. Her father John W. Bullock is from Alabama whereas Helga D. Meyer an opera singer belongs to Germany. Born in Arlington, Virginia Sandra Bullock graced the red carpet on March 7, 2010 wearing a magnificent silver gown when she took stage to receive the honor.

Ever-witty and funny Sandra brought smiles on the faces of everyone present on the graceful occasion even with her opening sentence when she stated: “Did I finally wear all of you down, or did I really earn the Award deservingly?” However, by all means, it was best among the evening’s acceptance speeches, indeed.

She expressed due praise for the fellow nominees and then taking advantage of the opportunity, she also amused the audiences by a lighthearted jab she had at Meryl Streep sitting at a distance of few feet, titled Streep as her ‘lover’ and ‘great kisser.’ The reference she made was a January 2010 incident at Critics’ Choice Awards whereby Bullock had Meryl Streep in a lip-lock and the kiss got lot of media attention lately.

To continue with her speech, Sandra stated “I thank all the good and all the mean people to me such as George Clooney who kind drowned me in a pool some times in past’ and that ‘I still have a grudge about the same.” Then she talked further and in a serious tone stated that she would like to thank ‘The Blind Side’ and especially her mother for making her learn there’s no religion, class system and no race or no color etc.

Whitney Houston: Singing in Sydney

Taking her new album all over the world, Whitney Houston was spotted giving a concert in Sydney, Australia today (February 24).

The “I’m Every Woman” songstress took the stage at the Acer Arena for a hit-laden show, despite the recent rumors that she’s lost her edge.

According to a report, Houston’s concert on February 22nd left something to be desired, as many attendees have been demanding a refund.

Whitney was said to look exhausted and breathless during the show, taking numerous breaks to catch her breath throughout the set.

Concert promoter Andrew McManus exclaimed, “What happened to the Australian positive support of someone who has seen difficult times, and is now up on stage, warts and all, presenting herself like an open book for the world to see – and they want to ridicule Whitney?”

What’s the real score between Jessica and Billy

Billy Corgan and Jessica Simpson have us wondering what’s going on behind closed doors after photos were released of their recording session for Simpson’s new VH1 show, The Price of Beauty.

“The stuff that I’ve seen doesn’t have any bearing to the reality that I’m in. It’s like being in a cartoon. It has nothing to do with what’s really going on or how I feel,” Corgan told People of the romance rumors.

Um what? Maybe I had one too many glasses of wine, but I read that confusing quote about three times and still think a simple “yes” or “no” would’ve sufficed.

While Corgan can be confusing, artistic and deep; Simpson recently told Allure in her cover story interview, “I definitely will marry an artistic man… I don’t have a physical type. I have an emotional type. When you have yourself together, I don’t care what you look like at all.”

Comments like this make me think she still believes in unicorns and the tooth fairy. I bet she couldn’t stop talking about him while she was out with friends at Jane’s House nightclub in Hollywood, CA Saturday night.

Apologies for being bitter. If there is romance, best of luck to them. However, a source close to Simpson tells People they’re just “good friends”.

Tiger Woods press conference streaming today

You might have heard that Tiger Woods got himself into a little bit of trouble back in 2009. After certain of the golfer’s indiscretions become public knowledge he removed himself from the spotlight and went silent. Now, about three months later, Tiger has scheduled a high profile press conference that will be streamed across the web.

The biggest site to pick up the live stream is YouTube, who announced their involvement in a blog post yesterday. The press conference will be streamed through the site’s Citizen Tube channel at 8 am PT/11 am ET.

ESPN will be broadcasting the conference, as will CBS via their CBSNews Ustream page. The Ustream feed already has over 1400 people RSVP’d, leaving little doubt that this will be a well watched event despite few reporters being invited to watch in person.

The AP has a video just in case you want to get a little background:

With only six members of the press allowed into the event it’s clear that internet streaming has become a replacement for a large, inclusive press conference where anyone in attendance can toss questions at the person on stage. This way Woods gets his finely edited speech out to millions of people while restricting attendance to a handpicked group. And, after all, this isn’t exactly a matter of national security, it’s likely going to be  heartfelt apology then the announcement of Tiger’s triumphant return to save the sport of golf.

You Tube: the Gateway to Fame

Many are called but few are chosen…then again there is You Tube to start with just in case.

With the miles and miles and miles that the Internet has reached out, getting popular and being seen has shown limitless possibilities for people to show off what their opinions, and talents, are. Even our favorite programs, lessons we missed and those who just want to make documentaries and talks shows (that at times are freaky) are broadcasted through this medium. No wonder Information Overload is the newest illness in town. However, in as much as we become more dependent on the magnitude the internet can provide us with (with regards to communication and information), this has also become the gateway to some of today’s budding stars as there background check shows.

Charice Pempengco of the Philippines gained much attention and fame as a Filipino fan posted her video on You Tube. It was until Ellen De Genres and Oprah Winfrey got her as a guest and asked her to sing on their shows that the world got fixated on this Filipina wonder that can belt and express her singing prowess more than those compared to her age according to records search. She is just one of many who got her name known to every household.

There are more like Charice. Public records search gives another sensation who posted herself singing songs from popular RnB and pop singers got her way to stardom and presently, and recently, released her album entitled “Breathing Water”.  Marie Digby’s rendition of Umbrella was much better than the original and got many people fixated on that beautiful acoustic singer on You Tube. At present she has music videos of her where she guests in shows plus her worldwide premier of her song “Say it Again” which played endlessly on radios.

Charice and Marie are just two reasons why most of us even find a person are getting pretty hooked up with watching You Tube videos. Meanwhile it was by luck that yours truly stumble upon his video followed by their duet till I got to see her original composition sang on video.

His name is Ben Sharkey. While watching Michael Buble’s “haven’t met you yet” video, the side scroll bar showing other related videos revealed another rendition of Buble’s song by Sharkey. Getting fixated on a video from this guy was like saying “I think I love you”. He sang Buble’s song with such fun that one can’t help singing along.  There was one song that he sang together with another YouTube star.

Her name is Tuana Mey. It was one of the Ben Sharkey’s posted video that I got to know her. She is beautiful and she reminded me of Norah Jones-slash-Vanessa Carlton. She also has her own set of videos which showcases her talent not only in singing but also in songwriting. Most of her posts were actually her compositions—one, which caught my attention that I have to play it over and over again—is “don’t say goodbye”.

Charice, Marie, Ben and Tuana are just a few of You Tube’s talents. At present there are still many whom wish to reach fame and have posted their talents on the said site. They even have their Twitter accounts just in case. There are more that I’m sure people would want to look forward for.

Alexander McQueen commited suicide

A British medical examiner today confirmed to Westminister Coroner Court that the iconic designer died of asphyxiation and hanging, confirming the widespread reports that his death last Thursday was due to suicide.

At the five-minute hearing, during which the media present were asked once again to respect the McQueen family’s privacy in the wake of their “grievous double loss in a very short space of time,” more details of how the couturier was found were also revealed.

According to the coroner official, McQueen’s body was found hanging in his wardrobe in his London apartment the day before the funeral of his mother, Joyce, was to take place. The 40-year-old designer, whose real name was Lee McQueen, had been tweeting about how difficult it was coping with that loss in the days leading up to his death.

“At about 10:30 a.m. last Thursday…a man was found hanging in his wardrobe at Flat 1, Green Street, London, W1,” the medical examiner’s official Lynda Martindill said in a statement to the court. “On Monday, Feb. 15, he was identified as Lee Alexander McQueen…he was a single man, a fashion designer.”

His older sister, Janet McQueen, was called in to identify the body, and officials said they found a suicide note left by the designer nearby, but did not divulge its contents. It has since been turned over to the coroner as part of the investigation. The detective in charge of the inquest, which is launched in the wake of any violent or otherwise unexplained death in Britain, also informed the court that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

A subsequent hearing on the inquest has been set for April 28. In the meantime, London Fashion Week officials are working overtime to plan a tribute to the fashion giant when the suddenly more somber sartorial festivities kick off on Friday.

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Kristen Stewart in ‘The Yellow Handkerchief’

She’s about to open the second-biggest film of her career, so what better timing than now to point you to a new peek at Kristen Stewart’s next non-Twilight film? Check out the new trailer for The Yellow Handkerchief, a Sundance entry that follows three strangers in post-Katrina Louisiana – Martine (Stewart), Gordy (Eddie Redmayne), and Brett (William Hurt) — as they search together for life, love, and the perfect Southern accent.

Ok, so it seems the Southern slangin’ is done primarily by Stewart, while Brit Redmayne goes American and Hurt rocks the ex-con handlebar mustache. As they embark on a road trip together, the two teens listen to Brett’s tale of the woman who got away (Maria Bello) while they navigate the murky waters of young love.

Watch the trailer after the jump.
After months without a distributor, The Yellow Handkerchief was picked up by Samuel Goldwyn films during the summer and will hit theaters February 10, 2010 – just in time for Valentine’s Day! The date puts The Yellow Handkerchief smack dab in the middle of a busy few weekends for lovers, where it will have to compete with the hunky Channing Tatum’s Dear John, Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor’s I Love You, Phillip Morris, the ensemble rom-com Valentine’s Day, and my most anticipated V-Day release, The Wolfman.

Crowded release date aside, at least The Yellow Handkerchief is getting a theatrical release, unlike many other indie films featuring Twilight stars that can hope for a DVD bow at best. It’s also timed perfectly to fill a gap between this month’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon and the next vampy installment, Eclipse, so I’m guessing The Yellow Hankie will do just fine.

Watch the trailer and tell us what you think: does Stewart’s accent convince? Will it be another lip-biting, hair-tugging performance for the Twilight star? Will you buy a ticket on opening day?

Alec Baldwin “Assaulted” Photographer After Hospital Scare

On Thursday evening, the same day he checked out of an NYC hospital (he had threatened to “take some pills”) Alec Baldwin flew into a rage and grabbed a photographer, multiple outlets are reporting.

“This guy! This guy!” Baldwin yelled at New York Post photographer Tim Wiencis outside his Manhattan apartment; as cops and other photographers stood by, the Emmy-winning actor grabbed Wiencis by the collar. Inside Edition revealed photos from the incident.

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The Daily News reports that Baldwin had returned home around 5:30 p.m. from a day of shooting 30 Rock to discover photographers camped outside his building. Wiencis reportedly tapped him on the shoulder. “Don’t touch me!” Baldwin snapped. “I’m calling the cops!”

Police quickly pulled Baldwin off of Wiencis and took him back inside. Witnesses overhead Baldwin “pacing around the lobby” muttering “they are the lowest scum of the Earth. They are the lowest scum of the Earth,” according to the Daily News.

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Of the unexpected outburst, Wiencis told police, “He just assaulted me.” He did not file charges, however.

Baldwin, 51, was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital early Thursday morning after his daughter Ireland called 911, claiming that her dad was “unresponsive” in their Upper West Side Apartment.

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A spokesperson told Us that the 30 Rock star was “completely fine” after being examined by doctors. According to the Associated Press, Baldwin and Ireland, 14, had an argument in which he threatened to take pills.

See a snapshot of Alec and his daughter Ireland

“This was a misunderstanding on one person’s part,” Baldwin’s rep told Us Thursday morning. “Alec was quickly released from the hospital he’s completely fine and will be at work today.”

Baldwin has been in a protracted custody dispute over Ireland with his ex-wife Kim Basinger