Mel Gibson might have sought treatment in an inpatient facility and checked out, he might be getting some sort of addiction therapy as his publicist claims, or maybe he's just laying low and hoping this whole mess will blow over. Whatever Mel is doing, he's not in rehab:
After his traumatic arrest, and anti semitic outburst recently, Mel Gibson piously promised to get help - but THE ENQUIRER has learned that the long-time alcoholic has NOT checked into rehab, he's at home.
The former Oscar winner is refusing to enter a traditional rehab, and is instead trying to gain a hold of his problem via outpatient therapy. According to his publicists' assistant Veronica Pinto, regarding treatment, Mel is in an 'ongoing program of recovery. That's it.'
Many question Mel's seriousness regarding recovery since he is apparently yet to seek intensive therapy for what seems to be a major problem.
Mel doesn't care. Maybe he didn't go to rehab because the philosophy of recovery contradicted his freaky cult religion. It could be possible that he figures his career is over anyway and just doesn't give a shit.
The Mel Gibson story may be fading from the headlines, but the memory of the uber-rich religious director's anti-semitic outburst won't leave our collective consciousness for years. He's going to be the punchline, the scapegoat, and box office poison for a while. (And C-List actors will keep bringing him up to either support or scorn, whatever suits their publicity needs.)
Cagle.com has lots of clever political cartoons about the Mel Gibson incident. Mel's career in film and his multiple over-the-top apologies provide plenty of fodder to make fun of him.
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So these far-away pictures of a supposed baby Suri where published on X17online, and I found myself reading all the comments on JustJared. I'm rather fascinated by the sordid baby Suri story, and personally believe that something incredibly fishy is going on. Like the pictures of the Loch Ness Monster (which some claim were just the trunks of submerged circus elephants bathing in the Loch) all is not what it seems. There's something ominous and creepy about these photographs and they look staged.
Here are my favorite comments, organized by category, from JustJared.
These pictures are really fucking creepy, and make it seem like Katie is trapped
Ugh, I got the shivers looking at this picture. It is very Omen-esque...like the scary nanny and the mansion. So very scary. - MMM
Looks like a scene out of a horror movie. Woman gazes out of window of large country manor house as child of satsn lulls behind her in crib plottin end of the world. Whatever! So tired of Tom, Katie (Kate) and even the child that they could show up at my door and I wouldn't care. - HeyBabyHeyBabyHey
It's a scene from Amityville Horror meets Rosemary's Baby. - Niecy
The Baby is too big. It's older than they claim or it's a doll:
It looks too big to be a baby...it's probably Tom wearing diapers. It is truly scary as mentioned in other comments...I think when I do see the baby I will still never belive it is truly the couple's real child. :( - Natalie
Uh, that looks like a 2 year old...and something is DEIFINTELY rotten in Denmark. I am so over Tom "Crazy Pants" Cruise. - redonkulous
this baby looks too big to be 4 months!! katie looks scarey looking out the window. i got chills, they're multiplying! - diane
My friend's baby is 10 months, 28" tall and 18 pounds. My baby is 3 months old, 23" tall and 15 pounds. Don't make me cry by saying Suri couldn't POSSIBLY be that big already- my guy's a Sumo! :) - UberGoober
These pictures are staged:
I'd feel bad that we were peeking into their house if the whole thing didn't scream "STAGED!!!!" I hope Katie is planning her escape. - mickey
Fake...its a prop. Plus, why would you leave a baby just laying on a bed alone? Its staged and fake?!?! - Me
It's wrong to peep into the Cruise's mansion:
am i the onlyone who finds it kinda wrong that they peeked into their windows with a telephoto lens? sure i want to see thekid,but this makes me feel kinda weird. - ter
I can't stand Tom or Katie, but I think the paps are going too far. I'd be pissed if they were taking pictures of people in my damn house! Disgusting. What a culture we live in. - Erin
i think katie is trying to spot the helicopter. wellthe baby (actually the whole pic) looks way to grany to see anything, so vanity fair still got their scoop. however i think it's wrong to take these kind of pics, even though i can't bring myself to not look at them. still i feel kinda bad for them.- Bertz
The way these photos were taken is horrible indeed! Celebrities can't even stand at their fuckin' windows without being photographed! No miracle that Suri hasn't seen the day of light yet - when they even take pictures of her when she's IN the house! - Angelika
About the conspiracy:
Anonymous , I totally agree with you. I know an insider, as well, who swears that Tom is gay, that he knows of assorted men and "rent boys" that have been brought in for Tom (he's that close to the situation) and that the baby Nicole miscarried was her driver's (not Ewan MacGregor's) and Tom was PISSED that she violated her contract, just shy of its 10-year stipulation...that's why he TRIED to get away with not giving her the pay-off on their business contract sham of a marriage. People have been PAID to keep their mouths shut; others have been PAID to lie their asses off! Tom has NOT fathered any biological child because he has not had sex with any of his so-called wives...they have ALL been under contract in their "marriages" to pose as a real wife and have been paid well and signed papers that they cannot disclose ANY information on Tom, their relationship or his involvement with the Church of $. So, you will NOT be hearing any negative or contradictory comments from Nicole. He even bugged her house after they split. There is a baby, but it was born back in December. That is the reason Katie's belly has fluctuated so much in size...yes, she was pregnant, but she was pregnant long before it was announced. They cannot show the baby at this time, because the baby is too big to be passed off as a four-month-old, because it is, in fact, eight months old. The baby IS NOT TOM'S! As far as the paps go, this is an invasion of privacy. I don't know if that picture is really Suri, yet. But Suri is not a four-month-old baby! Tom may release photos when she gets large enough to "fudge" her age, but right now, she could NOT pass for a four-month-old. End of story. - whisper
Stop thinking about this shit that long! Just because there haven't been any photos around yet Katie wasn't even pregnant at all, Tom isn't the biological father or the kid is somehow ugly or what?? That's absolutely crazy, and I feel sorry for everyone like Aisling who invent crazy, weird stuff in their heads. That's complete bullshit, there haven't been any pictures of Tom's adopted kids at the beginning either, he just obviously didn't want it - look at all the Scientology rules, people aren't even allowed to do baby talk in Suri's presence, so why should the public be allowed to even SEE her? Just forget about this baby and live your own life! You'll see the pictures when they're released, end of story!! - Angelika
Whatever's going on, these creepy ass pictures don't clear it up!
Meanwhile the Beckhams have been invited to see the miracle changeling in person, but the list of rules are weird as hell. Maybe by inviting the Beckhams and telling them they can't touch, photograph or talk to the baby, Cruise's camp hopes to explain why the poor thing hasn't seen the light of day.
SURI Cruise's days of being a mystery baby some believe doesn't really exist are about up. Sources say Vanity Fair has landed the first photos of the care fully guarded tot spawned by Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes last April. The pictures were taken by ce lebrity snapper Annie Leibovitz and will be published this fall, spies say. Both Vanity Fair and Cruise's reps had no comment. In recent weeks, celeb pals of the couple, including Tom's ex Penelope Cruz, have tried to dampen skepticism by insisting they've seen her.
You know they say that the photographs were taken by Annie Liebovitz to add a smidgeon of legitimacy to the claims that Suri's been photographed. Why would they take pictures now ahead of time and then release them in the Fall? They have to know that the pictures will get out and no amount of legal threats will keep them off the blogs like little Shiloh's online debut. Unless there really are no fucking pictures at all and they're just trying to buy time until they can come up with a baby.
By saying the pictures were taken now in April they also get the added advantage of masking the baby's age. Babies age a lot in a few months. If they claim the pictures were taken now in April they have a few months to procure a newborn baby and get pictures taken just in time for publication.
This baby has never been photographed even far away and there's a huge bounty on its head. No baby accessories, strollers, or carseats have ever been seen near its parents or their vehicles. There are very peculair circumstances surrounding its birth, with a questionable birth certificate. Only a few "eyewitnesses" have come forth - with strange statements that sound coerced.
Yesterday Tom's rep said that pictures would be released "soon." All of sudden they're claiming that Annie Liebovitz has already photographed the baby. This is bullshit.
Update: Thanks to Angelika for pointing out that the baby was said to be photographed back in April, not now. That makes it even more suspect because they have until the Fall to get pictures of a newborn.
The whereabouts of baby Suri has become so hotly debated that some wags are calling Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ child the Loch Ness Monster of the celeb world: some are claiming to have seen her, while others insist she's just a myth.
One rumor is that protective pop Top Gun is reluctant to trot out the child because he’s worried about kidnapping threats. His spokesman denies that buzz — and even denies that Cruise is “reluctant” to show Suri.
“He hasn’t been reluctant,” spokesman Arnold Robinson tells the Scoop. “They will be making a decision to release the photographs [of Suri] shortly.” Will the pics be released to a single or few media outlets, or will it be a general release? “That’s part of the decision they’ll be making shortly,” he said.
Yeah, they'll make that decision, uh, shortly. Just like they'll get married any day now. All those preparations at the Celebrity Scientology Center were indeed for a big party as we reported, and not for a supposed wedding or non-existent Suri's Scientology baptism. It was their 37th anniversary of brainwashing people, and John Travolta and Kelly Preston showed up, lest the Scientologists reveal their darkest secrets. TMZ has a video of Travolta dancing or something at the party, but it didn't load for me. I'm so dissapointed.
It's important to keep living life as an observer and not just feel like you're being the thing observed because then you start looking at yourself from the outside instead of really alert...I forget people are looking at me in a situation like that, like yesterday."
Here are two guys who work at a radio station protesting outside a Scientology center in Portland. They're "demanding the Cruise baby." You really don't have to watch this, you get the point.
The best is their protest sign with Cuba Gooding Jr. saying "Show me the Baby!"
"Where are here, do si do, show us Suri then we'll go." "It's not fair, we all lose, please show us Suri Cruise"
They ask "Will we ever see the Polaroid of that little baby mongloid?" OMG That is so un-pc, I'm sorry, but it made me laugh.
With Mel Gibson getting heat over those anti-Semitic comments, some foes are adding fuel to the fire by reminding people about the “Passion of the Christ” director’s anti-gay comments in 1992. When Spanish newspaper El Pais asked Gibson about homosexuals, he shot back: “They take it up the [bleep].” Then pointing at his behind, he said, “This is only for taking a [bleep].” He told the reporter that he was once worried that if he became an actor, people would think he was gay. “But with this look, who’s going to think I’m gay?” he asked. “It would be hard to take me for someone like that. Do I sound like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?” After some people were offended by his comments, Playboy asked him if he would apologize. “I’ll apologize when hell freezes over,” he said.
He really must hate himself most of all for ruining his posh lifestyle making obscure vanity films.
People are pointing out that if Roman Polanski violated a 13 year-old girl and got his career back after fleeing the country, Mel can too. It took Polanski over twenty years. In Mel's case, he can probably put his extreme bigotry behind him in about ten.
Maybe he should just invest his money or go into real estate development.
Tom Cruise has supposedly agreed on a fall wedding to seal his suspicious relationship with young Katie Holmes. No one quite believes that their changeling baby exists, even if there's one prominent actress who's willing to vouch for it. (Why didn't Will Smith speak up too, huh?) So announcing a vague official date for their sham nuptuals should stem the rumors that they don't really have a baby and their relationship is contractual, right?
A spokesman confirmed yesterday that the couple, who welcomed daughter Suri into the world in April, are planning a ceremony at one of the Top Gun actor's homes before winter arrives.
The pair's spokesman Paul Blach said: "As far as I know, the plans are for late summer, early fall."
He also confirmed that the ceremony will be held at one Cruise's properties, but gave no further details.
Despite plans for the nuptials going ahead, it is rumoured that Katie's parents will not attend the event if the pair wed in a Scientology ceremony.
There's also a rumor that "hollywood insiders" are "scratching their heads" over Suri's nonappearance and that Tom and Katie are fighting over how to introduce the fictional infant to the public. Someone read the blogs and made this shit up, because there's no baby to show or relationship to lose:
"It's been three months," a Hollywood insider told The ENQUIRER.
"People are starting to scratch their heads now over Tom and Katie's baby because now it is really starting to look weird.
Tom's spokesman denies the couple's relationship is strained, but sources say the strain of keeping baby Suri under wraps is taking a toll on Tom and Katie's relationship and that they have split over how to deal with the situation. "Tom's total obsession with secrecy has sparked a host of bizarre lies and fabrications that threaten to tear the couple apart," continued the source.
The only reason Tom and Katie will get married at this point is to try and salvage Tom's tanking career. I don't buy any of the weird shit surrounding their relationship or supposed baby. Where's the baby carriage, where's a baby seat, where's a carrier? They need to work harder to cover their deep, meandering tracks.
Everyone was saying that Mel Gibson's career was over after he was caught defaming Jewish people during a DUI arrest. It was assumed that he would go on some sort of unspoken industry black list.
It's gone beyond passive-agressive whispers and shunning. People are so pissed that they're calling for an all-out boycott of Mel:
The damage to Gibson's career could be considerable. A-list talent rep Ari Emanuel, a co-founder of the top-tier Endeavor agency, set Tinseltown tongues wagging with his bold call to action on The Huffington Post blog.
"The entertainment industry can't stand idly by and allow Mel Gibson to get away with such tragically inflammatory statements," Emanuel wrote.
"People in the entertainment community, whether Jew or gentile, need to demonstrate that they understand how much is at stake in this by professionally shunning Mel Gibson and refusing to work with him," said Emanuel.
The arresting officer, a Jewish guy with 17 years on the force, is contrite about the whole episode, and insists that he doesn't want to ruin Mel's career. Mel did that all on his own.
Meanwhile those stupid women on "The View" are trying to remain relevant by saying that they don't want to see any more Mel Gibson movies. Countless people undoubtedly agree with them.
Gibson has checked himself into rehab in an effort to do damage control, but the damage is extensive and it's already done. He's richer than sin, and unless Opus Dei has taken all his cash he should sit back and enjoy his millions while waiting for this to pass. Maybe he should get some sensitivity training, too.
Now that the news is out that Mel is a royal jerk, the LA County Sheriff's department figured they may as well release his mug shot. The long beard is gone and he doesn't look half bad for a drunken bigot.
"She's one of the sweetest babies I've ever met in my life," Pinkett Smith says. "She's an absolute beauty and she's Daddy's little girl."
Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith have visited with Suri twice, both times at Cruise and Holmes's Beverly Hills mansion.
"She's beautiful and they're very happy and they need to be left alone," says Pinkett Smith, who described Suri while talking to PEOPLE about her participation in last weekend's Philadelphia anti-violence event, Party 4 Peace, run by pal Charles "Charlie Mack" Alston. "She's the cutest little baby. She's got a head full of black, beautiful hair."
I'll take empirical evidence over some actress/singer's word any day. Hey people, I saw a ghost of an old woman last night. She looked incredibly sad, had white hair in a bun, wore a long dress, and I could see through her. Now that I made that claim, that ghost must exist, right?
The Daily Mailcalls the rumors that Suri doesn't exist "conspiracy theories" and says that they're "crazy" and "clearly inaccurate." It's not inaccurate to say she's never been seen, and it's easy to dismiss a good argument by labeling it a conspiracy theory without addressing its merits. It's not a conspiracy theory if it's true!
That same crappy article recycles a made up quote by Katie's dad, who originally was said to have complained about Katie's "Buff Brides" workout plan. They changed it around to make it sound like he was disagreeing with Scientology, but the original quote was about her fitness plan. I know it was fake because the article also featured a fake quote by Sue Fleming, the creator of Buff Brides and a family friend.
Here's the quote from the article:
"My daughter needs rest, relaxation and recuperation. It’s all down to Scientology and I simply can’t go along with what is happening."
Here's the original, totally bogus quote:
"My daughter needs rest, relaxation and recuperation. Katie is already doing exercises to build up her back and shoulders and I simply can't go along with what is happening."
The truth is that no one knows how Katie's parents feel about her involvement in Scientology, or about the fact that they supposedly haven't seen their grandchild. Maybe they realize that she doesn't exist and they're in on the scam. Regardless if Jada Pinkett Smith has seen the little changeling, why has nary a bandle been photographed by the ever-present paparrazi?
People can claim that the baby's being shielded by the Scientologist freaks, but wouldn't someone take her out for a walk at least once in the more than three months that she's supposedly been on the planet?
Fresh on the heels of getting caught wanking a 58 year-old pot-bellied dude in a park, it was said that George Michael and his longterm partner, American Kenny Goss, have called off their planned gay wedding. The wedding was to take place around their tenth anniversary, sometime before the end of the Summer.
However today while George kept his head down his long suffering partner Kenny Goss decided to stand by his man.
Visibily distraught Kenny, who answered the door at George's £5 million mansion, said: "George is not going to say anything today. He has already said what he wants. This is behind us. That is everything we are going to say on the subject. We are getting on with the rest of our lives."
But despite straying from boyfriend-of-10-years Goss, the former WHAM! heart-throb is adamant their civil partnership ceremony will still go ahead, joking his $1.8 million (£1 million) anniversary gift had set matters right.
He says, "I'd have to do something he dislikes before it was off." The couple are expected to tie the knot before Michael's 50-date European tour begins in September (06).
Why do people always think an expensive gift will set matters right after they cheat? Probably because it works with their sad, unfulfilled money-grubbing partners. (Kobe, Beckham)
Michael has been embroiled in scandal for several months, after being caught with pot and poppers in his car back in March, and photographed passed out at a stoplight in May. He'll need to get treatment for his sex and drug addiction if he wants to "pull off" a gruelling 50-date tour.
Singer George Michael was caught trawling for sex in a public place yet again. He was forced to come out in 1998 after being caught in a sting by an attractive policeman in a public bathroom in Los Angeles. He made fun of the incident in the video for his song "Outside" and talked about his shame on Oprah. Now that he's been caught having sex with a nasty old guy he's not going to play it off so easily.
MEGA-RICH pop superstar George Michael this week sank to new levels of depravity—trawling for illegal gay sex thrills in a London park.
News of the World investigators caught the singer red-handed and red-faced as he emerged from the bushes after cavorting with a pot-bellied, 58-year-old, jobless van driver.
When challenged George, 43, was wild-eyed and trembling. Trying to hide his face under a baseball cap, he screamed:
"I don't believe it! F*** off! If you put those pictures in the paper I'll sue!"...
The pair kissed and groped each other before going even further. It was all in a public place and totally illegal — just like the day in 1998 when George flashed at an undercover cop in a California park toilet.
News of the World followed the poor guy that George fondled back to his squalid flat in Brighton. They interviewed the guy and he gave the sordid details:
"He told me I could contact him on the Gaydar website and we just started kissing.
"He did it very well. That was one of his major points. Then it was fondling and mutual pleasuring. It wasn't full sex but it was fantastic."
Kirtland's confession then took a bizarre twist as he bragged: "There's a secret that I have which no one knows about. It's a personal thing.
"Most people pull away from it. But George actually seemed to respond.
"When we'd finished he said, ‘I've got to go. I've got to go somewhere and chill out.' And that was that.
"OK, I admit I was there for sex. But I'm astonished a man as famous as George should even think about doing it. It's potentially so dangerous."
That's nice that George didn't make fun of the old dude for whatever weird thing he's got going on down there. Maybe he's a woman or something. Whatever you're into.
When confronted by The News of The World snoops, who were either in the park for some random fun themselves or who routinely trail George Michael, George said "Are you gay? No? Then f*** off! This is my culture!"
That's like saying it's heterosexual culture to hook up with prostitutes, isn't it?
George Michael is about to embark on a 50-concert comeback tour, which sold out in a half hour.
Here are some low-res pictures from the article. They're too good not to publish.
People are comparing Suri to Bigfoot, so I thought I'd change it to the Loch Ness Monster to be original. Like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, there are "eyewitness" accounts, but no verifiable photographs of the Scientology savior, Suri Cruise. Something's wrong with the baby or it simply does not exist. Katie may have had it earlier than "expected" or she may have suffered an unfortunate miscarriage that hasn't been acknowledged. Regardless there is something off about this story that needs to be exposed by the mainstream gossip press.
Entertainment Tonight reports that the actress said in an interview in the upcoming issue of Us Weekly that she visited the baby several weeks ago.
"She's a newborn and normal size!" Remini said.
Like Tom Cruise, Remini is a member of the Church of Scientology.
Even though they had a very public courtship, Cruise and Holmes have not presented their baby in public and so far haven't inked a deal with a magazine for exclusive photos of the baby.
Conspiracy theories abound in the tabloid press and on blogs about why baby Suri hasn't been seen. Some even speculate that the baby doesn't exist at all, while others point out that Tom Cruise also kept his two adopted children, Isabella, 13, and Connor, 11, out of the public eye when they were little.
As for Suri, a family friend described the baby as "a cross between the two – [with] dark, straight hair and dark eyes."
Yeah, so we'll take your word for it, Leah Remini, even though Suri or a bundle resembling an infant has never been photographed despite hoards of paparrazi trailing the Holmes-Cruise family for the past three months. The infant also hasn't been seen by non-Scientology celebrities since it was said to be born three months ago, and the "birth certificate" is suspect.
There's a far-away blurry picture of Katie Holmes holding a tow-headed baby, but that's probably a fake. There's also a far-away picture of what looks like a baby carriage, but it could be a prop or something else entirely.
Media and fans have been kept on their toes ever since the former 'Dawson's Creek' actress gave birth to Suri in April, as she has rarely been seen in public since then. Experts suspect the star has been hiding away because she is with child once again, and her neighbor seems to agree.
Katie's neighbor revealed to US Weekly, "I heard from a lot of people that Katie is pregnant."
But while the soon-to-be-married star was visiting Cruise's Holiday home on Monday in Telluride, Colorado, she wasted no time slamming the rumors.
Holmes insisted to US Weekly, "I am not pregnant again."
Meanwhile, Katie enjoyed a portion of her stay in Colorado with one of her girlfriends, where they drank coffee and 'window shopped'.
But of course the new mom was without her baby girl once again, which has proven discouraging to her fans.
Holmes then told a horde of onlookers, "Suri's doing great! She's back at the house."
About a month ago, some random person claimed to have seen a baby-like bundle from afar that might have been Suri. Now that Tom and Katie are in Telluride, Colorado, a store clerk says that they've actually seen Suri and she's "funny looking." If Suri were out in public, why aren't there paparrazi photos of it? Isn't Telluride a haven for the rich and famous? There must be photographers there.
A few eyewitness claim they even had a glimpse of mysterious Suri, as Katie Holmes engaged in an invigorating trek in the woods.
A waitress gushed, "She exists! I saw her thick black hair."
The magazine quotes locals as saying Suri has "small hands" and is "funny-looking."
A large percentage of people have camera phones and I know I carry a digital camera around with me all the time. Why aren't there any pictures of Suri if "eyewitnesses" actually saw her. The first picture of Violet Affleck was a blurry cameraphone photo that everyone posted right away. This is bullshit - no one saw that baby. Read TMZ's conspiracy timeline - it's rather convincing.
There's a tell-all book about Tom Cruise coming out by Princess Diana's biographer, Andrew Morton. He's done a lot of research, but there's no word as to when it will be published. You know it will contain a bunch of shocking revelations about the pint-sized cult spokesperson.
Here is Tom Cruise presenting Steven Spielberg with the Golden Hugo award at the Chicago Film Festival this Saturday. [via] They supposedly had a falling out after Cruise talked too much Scientology crap during promotion for "War of the Worlds," and it's clearly important to Tom that he put those rumors to rest. He doesn't seem to care that people think his baby is fake, though.
My two-year old son has very weak front teeth with some visible plaque and chipping. It's not decay and he rarely drinks juice or eats sugary food. My husband and I consulted dentists in Germany and the US and they both said that his teeth never calcified properly while he was in utero and that it was most likely the result of something that happened in the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy when the buds were forming, probably an illness I had.
When I was five months' pregnant I rushed over to a 3D ultrasound place to learn my baby's sex a couple of weeks before my OBGyn was able to schedule the regular sonogram. We got a little DVD set to music and phenomenal pictures in which you can really see his features. My husband says there's nothing to feel guilty about but I keep wondering if that powerful sonogram damaged my son's budding teeth, and I would never have one again. That's the only thing I can remember happening during that time of my pregnancy.
Thanks for reading my rambling story, but the moral is that ultrasounds can damage tiny fetuses in unpredictable ways, and there's almost no way to tell if a birth defect or small change in a baby is due to an ultrasound. Doctors say they're safe, but are cautious to recommend that they're used sparingly. I've been thinking about the mystery of Suri, and remembered how Tom bought an ultrasound machine and was talking about how much he loved checking out his unborn child. People really criticized him for it at the time:
An ultrasound machine works by sending vibrations into the body and then waiting for them to bounce back. The machine can use information from the echoes to produce a moving image of a fetus. But not all of the energy that goes into the body comes back out—some gets absorbed in the tissues. This can cause cells to heat up, or it can make trapped gas bubble up. Studies of ultrasound in lab animals have shown that heat and bubble formation (or "cavitation") can damage internal organs.
Few studies of ultrasound have been conducted on the human fetus (for ethical and logistical reasons), and there's no smoking gun to suggest that the machines are causing harm. We've known for a long time that ultrasound heats up human tissue—that's the rationale for its application in physical therapy. Several experiments conducted overseas have shown an increase in left-handedness (or at least a reduction in right-handedness) among those exposed to prenatal ultrasound, which suggests that the test could have neurological effects...
Is Tom Cruise putting his baby—or his fiancee—at risk? It depends on what kind of machine he's using, and whether he's got a trained sonographer to help him out. He may have a machine that doesn't have the more dangerous high-power settings.
The article goes on to say that cumulative sonograms aren't necessarily more damaging than individual sonograms.
There are studies showing ultrasounds are relatively safe, and that there is no connection between prenatal ultrasounds and birth defects. These studies are using old technology, though, and Tom undoubtedly had a 3D ultrasound for Katie's pregnancy:
In addition, [Kjell Salvesen of the University of Trondheim, Norway] notes that the ultrasound machines used in his study [published in The Lancet, showing ultrasounds are not damaging] are now becoming obsolete, with many hospitals relying on higher-energy devices that produce sharper images. "The technology is rapidly developing, and these safety studies will always come 10 years after the devices have been taken into general use," he says.
No one can say with certainty that the higher-energy ultrasonic devices cannot harm a fetus, says Vorhees. Heat isn't the only way in which ultrasound might theoretically damage tissues, he adds. Sound waves may cause microscopic bubbles in body fluids to oscillate and sometimes collapse, Vorhees says. Scientists don't know whether such problems can injure the fetus.
The scientific uncertainty over ultrasound led the Food and Drug Administration to advise against sonograms during pregnancy unless there is a problem such as bleeding, a family history of birth defects, or some other medical reason for the procedure, including advanced maternal age. FDA specifically warns against using ultrasound "frivolously" -- simply to watch the baby float in the womb or to learn the baby's sex.
Now that Suri hasn't emerged, and her "birth certificate" is highly suspect, one wonders just exactly what is going on. She may not exist, she may be under Scientology house arrest, or she may have a disorder or delay of unknown origin. You know that Cruise got one of those 3D machines because he's rich as anything and wouldn't just buy a regular old model. I really suspect that my son's teeth were damaged by one and wonder if little Suri suffered any ill effects from Tom's crazy curiosity.
The Toronto Fashion Monitor says that little Suri could be being raised under strict Scientolgy "no noise" conditions, in which little children are shielded from noise coupled with bad experiences because it can create a bad memory they call an "engram."
Even if "Suri" or a baby facsimile emerges at this point, I'm never going to believe that she's the product of Katie and Tom. Something highly suspect is going on, although I hope I'm not right that the baby does exist and is suffering from a defect or illness.
This baby just does not exist or something is wrong with it. People claim that Cruise is holding Suri back because of his wacko cult religion, Scientology, or because he didn't get enough cash for the photos, but there hasn't even been a bundle photographed. Now his celebrity friends claim to have never seen the mystery spawn, either:
BABY Suri Cruise isn't just playing hide-and-seek with the public. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have yet to show off their spawn to fellow Scientologists John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Lisa Marie Presley. Even good pals Will and Jada Pinkett Smith supposedly have not met the newborn despite repeated calls to Cruise, reports Us Weekly. "Every time, it's a different excuse: He's busy or Kate's not feeling well," said a source. "[The Smiths] think it's so weird."
Even if they wanted to shield the baby from the negative influence of the media or whatever, we still would have seen Katie or a nanny/Scientology handler out walking with a stroller or holding a covered bundle.
Katie even went to her parent's house in Ohio at the end of May, and there were no photographs of the supposed baby.
Michael Jackson's ex and the father of two of his children, Debbie Rowe, claims that Paris, 8, and Prince Michael, 9, are not Jackson's biological spawn and were conceived with the help of an anonymous sperm donor. She is battling Jackson for custody of the children, after relinquishing her legal rights as their mother in a multi-million dollar payoff.
Michael Jackson could lose two of his children over allegations he is not their real father.
Secret court papers will reportedly prove that Paris, 8, and Prince Michael, 9, are not the biological children of the singer.
The papers, to be unsealed next month in the court battle over custody of Paris and Prince Michael, allegedly confirm the children were fathered by an anonymous sperm donor.
If this true Jackson could definitely lose custody of two of his children, and it's probably for the best. It's bound to be quite difficult for them to lose their father and the only life they've known. Jackson is completely crazy and doesn't seem fit to raise pets, not to mention three children, but it will still be awful for them. It's also sad that they will be separated from their little four year-old brother, Prince Michael II. Prince Michael II was conceived and borne by a different surrogate than his siblings, and his mother has never come forward. He was the baby involved in the famous "baby dangling" incident where Jackson hung the child draped in a blanket over a balcony in Berlin, which he claims was an attempt to let nearby fans get a glimpse of the covered tot.
Here is Jackson at MTV Japan's music awards. He is shown with his children in the other low resolution photos.
Heather Mills, of course, had to open her big mouth to deny that she was a high paid hooker back in the 80s and early 90s, as was reported in convincing detail yesterday in The News of the World.
Mills says she's going to sue News of the World, uh, when her divorce is final. Yeah, right. She's just threatening legal action to make it look like the story's false, but she won't take it to court because she can't prove it's not true. (I was thinking of writing "because she doesn't have a leg to stand on," and then I realized that would have been cruel. It's just a common expression that came to mind and was quickly dismissed.)
TWO more graphic publications featuring Lady Heather Mills McCartney emerged yesterday — threatening to widen her rift with husband Sir Paul.
The ex-model posed for hard core porn pictures in an X-rated US booklet crammed with snaps of sex scenes.
In the 1988 book, titled Sexual Secrets, she is seen performing a sex act, indulging in bondage and simulating full sex...
The sleeve of Sexual Secrets calls it a “photographic journey” through “exotic love acts”. The book contains no words...
Meanwhile last night it emerged that Heather — who split from Macca last month after four married years — was also pictured in a top-shelf French magazine.
It is thought she appeared in a number of graphic poses.
Last night rocker Sir Paul, 63 was bracing himself for the latest revelations. A pal said: “This will be yet another bombshell for him.
“Heather always insisted her modelling past just included a sex guide. But Paul’s since been made aware just how pornographic some pictures are. He has always thought the Press were out to get her and exaggerating her colourful past — but now he just isn’t sure. He’s not sure how much he can believe what she’s saying — even about her alleged past as a hooker.
“They’re still talking as they have to think about their two-year-old daughter Beatrice. But the conversations aren’t as amicable as they were.”
Some readers think McCartney is funding the research into Heather's raunchy past in order to avoid losing a significant portion of his estate in the divorce. This seems like the most plausible explanation to us. The papers are saying how surprised and devastated he is by all this, which sounds a bit too put-on for our taste. Reader Millie thinks that the British press might just be out for blood now that the divorce is underway. Either way, Heather needs to shut up and hide out until this passes over. She's coming off as an even less sympathetic character.
Here are Heather and Paul on the celebrity edition of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." He looks quite uncomfortable, and it is said that Heather forced him to do the show. She leans away from Paul and her body language is telling.
Heather Mills was a well paid hooker who participated in orgies and had gay and straight sex, according to sworn statements from two people who worked with her and revealed information verified by Britain's News of the World. Mills didn't just sell her body once or twice to pay the electric bill - she worked as a prostitute for years:
In an investigation spanning Europe and the Middle East we have tracked down the former high-class hooker who partnered her for an orgy in London's Dorchester Hotel—and later became convinced that Heather's bisexual games weren't just an act for her kinky clients.
In sworn affidavits we have evidence from the private secretary who paid Heather for pleasuring his billionaire master.
And we have testimony from Denise Hewitt, the ex-wife of the heir to the Berkeley Homes empire, that she joined Heather for lesbian games and group sex when they were both London prostitutes.
We can identify the madam who booked many of Heather's rich and famous clients for a 20 per cent fee.
And we reveal that Heather's vice trade wasn't simply a moment of madness in her life. It went on for years.
Her secret sex games with international arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi took place in Spain's Marbella and at the Lanesborough, Hilton, Dorchester and Grosvenor House hotels in London's Mayfair.
She was paid amounts totalling £2,000 in sterling plus another 8,000 US dollars—currently about £4,400. But this was just a fraction of a secret fortune she amassed.
Heather earned a further £1,000 for a foursome with two other escort girls and an Arab prince at the Dorchester on London's Park Lane.
A former escort girl named Petrina Montrose, who joined Heather for the Dorchester hotel orgy, told the News of the World: "Heather was a familiar face in our business.
"I worked with her when we were both hired for a party thrown by an Arab prince at the Dorchester."
The 37-year-old, who now lives in Essex, said that she and Heather had been booked by a girl named Ros Ashley who also modelled swimwear under the single professional name ‘Ashley'.
Petrina continued: "It was a really lavish affair. There was a buffet of Lebanese food and Ashley was already there with a group of about six working girls, including Heather.
"The prince was tall and greasy and I wanted to leave but I knew that to get my money I'd have to have sex with anyone in the room who picked me. Still, Heather was bubbling over with enthusiasm.
"All the girls separated and, after a while, a blonde girl opened the prince's bedroom door and beckoned me in. The prince was lying naked on the bed with his legs apart.
"The blonde girl lay on the bed between his legs, then I saw that Heather was already in there too. She was naked on the bed, kneeling next to the prince's midriff. I took off my clothes and joined everyone on the bed. I knelt facing Heather and we performed oral sex on the prince. Then all four of us played together on the bed before the blonde girl who called me in had full sex with him.
"When we'd finished, Heather made no attempt to put her clothes on. Instead she started parading naked around the room, trying to impress the prince even more. At the end, Ashley paid us £1,000 each."
Heather's sex trade is also detailed by Abdul Khoury, who was Adnan Khashoggi's private secretary from 1977 until last year.
Mr Khoury, who now lives in the Lebanon, has a great memory for detail. In precise language he told us: "I was responsible for organising all Mr Khashoggi's arrangements, including meetings, travel and his social diary.
"One of my duties was to look after Mr Khashoggi's guests, which would include looking after vice girls who were invited to see him. One was Heather Mills, who I know had sex with him on a number of occasions in return for money....
"Sometimes Mr Khashoggi would make comments to me about the girls he paid to have sex with him.
"In Heather's case I remember his remark that she had soft skin. And she was very athletic in bed. Mr Khashoggi was always very pleased with Heather's performance."
But Joanna wasn't. It later became clear to those in Khashoggi's circle of women that when all three of them were in the bedroom Heather had ‘tried it on' with Joanna and suggested lesbian sex—and that it was much more than a performance for the arms dealer's benefit.
Petrina Montrose recalled: "I was told that Heather has come on to a girl in a threesome and that the girl was upset. It's completely out of order for one prostitute to make a lesbian approach to another unless it's been discussed beforehand.
"But Heather seemed as interested in the sexual side of things—even lesbian sex—as well making money."
The prince's secretary goes on to reveal more specifics involving group sex and trysts Mills had with the prince over several years, with the latest being in the early 90s.
This is incredible, and it looks like News of the World did their homework and isn't just making this up. Before Mills and McCartney separated, I remember reading gossip that claimed that Mills used to entertain rich Middle Eastern men, but it didn't get into such raunchy specifics.
Mills is not going to escape this explosive news, and she better lay low for a while. Of course she can always claim to have been working as a sex therapist at the time - that defense seemed to have been quite effective with her porny picture book.
She's going to get creamed in the divorce settlement with Paul McCartney now, and will be lucky if she comes away with a paltry few million to live on. She's going to have to deal with the embarassment from this scandal for the rest of her life.
"Angelina Jolie has been struggling with the most explosive Hollywood secret ever! Brad Pitt may not be the father of here newborn daughter, a source tells The Enquirer!"
Sources tell the mag that Angelina told pals she slept w/another man before getting pregnant, and now is worried that Brad may not be the baby daddy! Throughout her entire pregnancy sources say she suffered quietly after doing the math that lead her to fear Brad might not be the father. If you remember back in November, I covered a story that was featured in In Touch Weekly (check it here) that claimed Angelina's ex Jonny Lee Miller was goin' about town saying shit like he was still boinking Angelina and that Brad would be very upset if he ever found out. NE claims that Angie is totally freaked out about losing her man and desperately wants to keep him away from his ex Jennifer Aniston. She reportedly wants to pack up the family, stay outta Malibu (Jen's territory) and move it to France. If Angie has it her way, they'll be living there for years to come!
If Brad is a cuckhold (I just love using that word) that's obviously much worse than having to deal with moving around the world at your girlfriend's whim, and he might not put up with it!
The Enquirer could have made this up in order to move copies, but given Angelina's sexual past it's kind of believable. That's incredible! At least the baby is passably Brads for now. We'll have to see what she looks like when she grows into her features.
Here's the latest real picture of the world's most famous couple and baby from People Magazine. (Thanks Millie!)
The rest of the pictures come out in People this Friday, June 9th.
Heather Mills says that sex book she posed for in the 80s wasn't hardcore porn at all - it was just an innocent "Lover's Guide" meant to help frigid Germans better connect with their significant others.
LADY Mucca’s partner in porn is set to tell the world they had passionate sex over and over again after the cameras stopped clicking.
The curly-haired male model is hoping to bag thousands of pounds by selling his story of how he did it for real with Heather Mills.
His move will heap yet more shame on Sir Paul McCartney’s estranged wife — mother of his two-year-old daughter Beatrice.
Yesterday it emerged her divorce settlement from the former Beatle could be slashed.
Lawyers for 63-year-old Paul are bound to cite her pornographic past as grounds for his payout — until now estimated at £200million — to be reduced.
Heather, 38, suffered a THIRD knock as it was revealed top shelf men’s magazines are preparing to publish some of the filthiest images from her photo shoot with the male model.
There's also no way that book is just a how-to manual, since there is no text in it that would add even a smidgeon of legitimacy to Mills' claim.
The Sun asked everyday people to review it for uh, educational content, and they were unanimous that it's porn:
Shown pages of the German book, called The Joys of Love, catering worker Madeline Johnson said: “It’s just too rude to be a guide — the pictures show everything.” Madeline, 30, of Clapton, East London, added: “It would have some sort of text if it was meant to be educational. It’s definitely porn.”
Journalist Ruth Lumley, 26, of Brighton, said: “Blimey, I’ve never come across a ‘sex education’ book that has whipped cream in it.”
Facilities manager John Bertram, 52, of Manchester, said: “It would need more text and less in the way of edible undies and thongs. In this situation Heather is definitely a porn star.”
Printer Andrew Love, 42, of Basildon, Essex, declared the book “fairly hard core”.
And engineer Stuart Lye, 31, of Chingford, Essex, said: “After ten pages it’s clear you’re not going to learn much with all these whips and things.”
The more details we learn, the more it seems like the leak of these dirty pictures is definitely beneficial to Sir Paul, even if he didn't get joint custody of his daughter.
Heather Mills McCartney, 38, is estranged from her husband Paul McCartney, 63, due in part to her jealousy over his extreme fame. She was a "model" before she met him, and gained notoriety after losing her leg in a road accident in 1993.
The ex-model was snapped in a string of lurid scenes for a hard core German book.
Many of the images are too explicit to print in a family newspaper.
One shot shows Heather naked and smothered in baby oil as she performs a sex act on a nude male porn star. The curly-haired man is then photographed performing an act on her with the help of a sex toy...
In other scenes, Heather and the man appear to have sex and perform sex acts while watching themselves in a mirror. And in yet more, Heather ends up naked during a game of strip poker.
A friend of mine thinks that these photos were released by Paul McCartney's people in an effort to discredit Mills before her high profile divorce is underway. We just think The Sun is crafy and wants to sell papers.
When I think of PeeWee Herman, I have to concentrate to remember the skinny pale guy in a bowtie with the weird laugh. That's because the first image that comes to mind is his disheveled mugshot.
Kevin Costner is lucky there is no photographic evidence of the fact that he jerked off while having a massage, because we might still think of the hot suave Costner from Bull Durham. When pictures like this of him come out, though, it's easy to imagine him doing the deed. (Although if you try and substitute old creepy Costner with young baseball player Costner it's kind of hot.)
The story is that Costner is said to have jerked off in front of a horrified female masseuse while honeymooning at a Scottish resort in 2004. Everyone speculated it was Costner a while ago, but the actor's involvement was confirmed, at least according to his accuser, when the court lifted privacy restrictions on the case last week.
One of Costner's exes has come to his defense, stupidly claiming that the hotel worker must have been rejected by Costner and is going through all this trouble to get back at him:
KEVIN COSTNER's former girlfriend BIRGIT CUNNINGHAM has leaped to the star's defence after hearing allegations the actor performed a lewd sex act in front of a masseuse while honeymooning in Scotland in 2004. The blonde socialite insists the screen star, who visited the five-star Old Course Hotel spa in St Andrews with his second wife CHRISTINE, would never be so "vulgar". And Cunningham, who dated Costner during the 1990s, has suggested the therapist may have fabricated the claims after being rebuffed by the hunk. She says, "Kevin is very romantic and tender, he would never do anything so vulgar. "He would be more interested in a long loving kiss rather than the naughty bit. He really is Mr Perfect, squeaky clean, if a little naive when it comes to realising the effect he has on girls. "Women are always throwing themselves at him but he hates being chased. Maybe she made an advance, was rejected and wants revenge."
Clearly this woman remembers the younger, hotter Costner of yore. Maybe that guy wouldn't have dared to get off in front of a bewildered masseuse, but creepy Costner didn't care.
Here is Costner performing with his new "garage band" at the BMW Charity Pro-Am golf event in Greenville, South Carolina on April 29th. Costner was the "headliner" celebrity golfing at the event. Other stars involved included hockey great "Wayne Gretzky and Brett Hull, quarterback John Elway, actresses Catherine Bell and Janet Jones-Gretzky, and actors "Cheech" Marin and John O'Hurley."
The Sun has pictures of Pete Doherty injecting heroin into a passed-out woman on his kitchen floor. Kate Moss is shown in another photo sleeping on a bed at Doherty's house, but she wasn't there when he drugged the unconscious fan. The pictures were said to be taken in the "past five weeks":
The junkie Babyshambles singer, who has won the heart of supermodel Kate Moss, was snapped jabbing the pretty youngster as she lay in his squalid kitchen.
Other pictures seen by The Sun show the rocker — who faces drugs charges — injecting himself and being helped to take drugs by a girl using her hands to form a makeshift tourniquet.
Yet another sees Doherty, 27, smoke a “crack bowl”, his tattooed and blood-stained arms betraying his addiction.
The disturbing scenes were captured by a pal at Doherty’s pad in Hackney, East London, within the last five weeks.
Kate, 32 — who has been secretly seeing the singer despite claims they had split — was NOT present when the drug photographs were taken.
The comatose girl is from a middle-class background and idolises Doherty, often visiting him at his flat. She was left on the floor while he and his pals prepared more class A drugs for themselves.
We thought Doherty might be cleaning up slightly, as he was praised for his efforts by the judge at his sentencing and he bragged of his sobriety at a recent concert. He might be trying, but he won't escape his past without a great deal of effort.
The Sun website says that you have to buy the print version to get the pictures. Once they're online, we'll post them. In the meantime Here are pictures of Doherty at a Babyshambles gig on 4/26.
The NY Post is embroiled in a scandal involving a senior editor of Page Six, Jared Paul Stern, asking for huge bribes in exchange for positive reporting. The news on Page Six seems to be going downhill fast. Although it is Monday and gossip is harder to find, we can't help looking at the NY rag with an overly-critical eye. It seems like they could make up anything at this point.
Page Six is seriously lame today, and leads with a story of "dueling dwarf bands." They did have this gem, though: evil bitch Naomi Campbell may appear on Oprah to cleanse her soul. She's also said to be fighting with Diddy after she pulled out of his cooking show. Now why would he still want her to come? She must be fabulous at tenderizing:
We hear Campbell will sit down with Oprah Winfrey to talk about her anger-management issues...
Embattled supermodel Naomi Campbell is feuding with her old pal, Sean "Puffy" Combs. The two - who until recently would travel the world together and party till dawn - are not talking after Campbell unexpectedly pulled out of the new NBC show Combs is producing, "Cooking Showdown," which pairs celebrities with superchefs. "Naomi found out Puff was the producer and dropped out," said our spy. Combs, who will have to do with just Ja Rule on his show, is mystified as to why she's so mad at him.
You know Oprah is not going to be as hard on Naomi as she was on James Fry. Maybe Jared Paul Stern should go on Oprah to redeem himself too. He can sit there looking at his hands and act as if he's sorry that Page Six made up all those stories to try to embezzle money out of innocent billionaries and socialites.
The NY Daily News says that Page Six's positive coverage of "Girls Gone Wild" mogul Joe Francis was totally influenced by Francis' star treatment of another Daily News coumnist, Richard Johnson. Francis held a lavish bachelor party for Johnson at his resort in Mexico and flew in all of Johnson's friends on his private jet. Page Six had a glowing report on Francis that ran afterwards, saying that he wanted to get into publishing to become "the next Hugh Hefner."
Page Six is also said to have a chummy relationship with richie Ron Perelman, who recently jilted his wife Ellen Barkin.
“It is believed Kidman has been told she would be granted an annulment of her marriage to Cruise because that marriage did not conform to the requirements of the church,” according to Australia’s Sunday Mail.
We ignored this blind item when it came out a few days ago as we had no idea who the A-List actor accused of jerking off in front of a masseuse could be. Now that Kevin Costner is denying the allegations, we have our answer:
Kevin Costner's camp is vigorously denying that the "Field of Dreams" star engaged in sexual self-gratification in front of a horrified masseuse at a posh Scottish golf resort.
This week, London's Daily Mirror reported an unnamed 34-year-old massage therapist's claim that an "American A-list actor" had "dropped his towel" and performed a "'disgusting' act in front of her."
The woman, who said the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews, Scotland dismissed her after she complained about the incident, told a labor tribunal that the actor "kept putting his hand underneath his towel," and that, when she began to massage his head, he "grabbed her wrist forcefully, whipped off his towel [and] exposed himself," according to the Mirror. The paper reported that the masseuse had been tempted to tell the actor's wife, another massage client, of his alleged "abuse."
Gossip blogs, including Gawker.com, were quick to speculate that the actor was Costner. Gawker reported that the star is a friend of Herb Kohler, who owns the hotel. Costner and his wife Christine spent their honeymoon there in 2004.
A friend of Costners says the charge is a set up meant to force the hotel to settle the lawsuit for a large sum. We think it's probably true and that Costner is frustrated in his marriage. While the charges are damning, he must be flattered that the woman considers him an A-List actor.
Kevin Costner, 51, married his second wife Christine Baumgarter, 32, in September 2004 after four years of dating. Costner has three teenage children from his last marriage and a ten year-old son from a previous relationship.