Nov. 6, 2014
Thursday, 06 November 2014 07:27

ROB LOWE AD OFFENDS GROUP OVER INSENSITIVE JOKE: A new ad for DirecTV featuring Rob Lowe has managed to offend a group over a joke about being pee shy. The scene features a geeky alter ego of Rob who is standing at a urinal and says, "Fact: I can't go with other people in the room." Steve Soifer, CEO of International Paruresis Association, explained why the ad is offensive to Today saying, "We don't mind if people have a little fun with it. It's a situation that a lot of people don't understand. In this particular case, the portrayal is making it look ridiculous, that this guy is a loser for having a problem. What if he didn't have a leg or an arm? Are you going to make fun of them?" The former Parks and Recreation star reacted to the backlash in a response to his son who posted the story to Twitter by writing, "Son, there are those who really need to lighten up. For those wondering, my bladder is gregarious."

CHANNING TATUM ADMITS TO DRUG USE: Channing Tatum appears in the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter where he opens up about his past drug use and previous comments he's made about being a "functioning alcoholic." The 34-year-old admits to trying different substances while working as a stripper in Florida saying, "I wouldn't say I was losing myself in drugs because I wasn't doing anything habitually. experimenting. Experimenting, I would say. Never the big ones -- crack or heroin. I never OD'd or anything. Never. Drinking was probably the biggest thing. I didn't look at drinking as a problem. It wasn't at that point, and I still don't think it's a problem. But at that time in my life, it was, 'Let's go out and have a great time.'" He goes on to clarify his statement about being an alcoholic to GQ last June by telling the magazine, "It was something said that wasn't meant to be factual. It was said in context with the glutton side of myself. I'm constantly a flip-and-flop of extremes. I take care of it, to an extent -- and then I kind of knock it all down and destroy the sand castle. All I meant was that I do things in extreme." Channing also confesses to have done cocaine "a couple of times."

SHIRLEY MACLAINE MENTORED JENNIFER LAWRENCE: Shirley MacLaine reveals in the new issue of Vanity Fair that she acted as a bit of a mentor to Jennifer Lawrence a few years back after a mutual friend brought them together. The 80-year-old explains, "I was very impressed with how real she was and still so tied to her real life and her upbringing and her boyfriend of years. My advice was mostly stuff about knowing who you are. 'Find your identity because you are going to be in for a rough ride if you don't.' Shirley added, "It's going to be interesting to hear what happens with her and leading men."

JON GOSSELIN WANTS TO GO ON 'COUPLES THERAPY' WITH KATE: Jon Gosselin recently sat down for an interview with Life & Style where he says he wants to go on Couples Therapy with his ex-wife Kate Gosselin. He tells the magazine, "I would consider appearing on Couples Therapy with Kate. We're divorced, but why can't we co-parent? I was thinking Kate and I could do a televised sit-down with a doctor and work out our differences, because our kids are suffering. She's still so angry at me." Jon continues, "She says absolutely not. She doesn't want her faults exposed. I'd love for her to finally admit that she's dating Steve Neild. It's confusing for the children." Jon already appeared on the VH1 series with his ex-girlfriend Liz Janetta. Kate was just announced as a cast member on the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice.

'GIRLS' STAR USED TO BE AN ASPIRING RAPPER: Girls actress Zosia Mamet was once an aspiring rapper. A music video featuring her and a friend trying to spit rhymes is making the rounds online which was reportedly made back in 2010. Zosia also recently attempted to break into the music industry by launching a Kickstarter to fund her folk band but failed to get enough support.

 

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