Murder some dogs, get paid by Nike? Sort of, but not really.
What do Michael Vick and Jessica Biel have in common other than pit bulls? It’s the Spin.
Word leaked yesterday that just weeks after returning to the NFL, Vick had re-signed an endorsement deal with Nike. Vick’s people did not reveal the specifics of the contract but said only that he was "excited to be part of the Nike team again”. Sounds like a confirmation, right? Not exactly.
CNBC approached Nike for a statement and, reacting to the immediate backlash, the company publicly refuted Team Vick’s claim:
"Nike does not have a contractual relationship with Michael Vick. We have agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we do a number of athletes who are not under contract with Nike."
So they give him some free gear and he twists that into a contract, leaking the half truth and turning it into a report that everyone picks up. Well played Team Vick. That is a Shelfy Biel move. And this was the story that was widely disseminated. The denial was NOT widely disseminated. So the intended suggestion is that if Nike can sign Michael Vick, perhaps others can sign Michael Vick? These motherf-ckers love to bullsh-t. And the worst part is… it works. Because people suck.
Thursday – blogging all day in between shoots. Check back often, scroll down for late day posts from yesterday.
Yours in gossip,
PS. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes … TODAY! At noon, at Nathan Philips, men in heels in support of a future without violence. Click here for more information.
Ben Affleck shooting his movie The Town with the impossibly charming Rebecca Hall and Photo Assumption says he’s happy. He’s in great spirits. He’s also in character. It’s called acting. But you know it won’t be long before Life & Style goes for a run with this one. Full Story
Some UK tabloid ran a story this week about Kate Hudson carrying around ARod’s baby because she happened to be photographed after eating. I’ve ragged about this before and I’ll keep ragging about it for as long as it picks my ass – because BumpWatch is f-cking stupid. On the one hand we’re bitching about unrealistic expectations on women’s bodies from the magazines. Full Story
There are actors like James Franco who doesn't need the street cred and isn't a money whore who is willing to work it on daytime television just because he's curious and available (more on this tomorrow) and then there's Mo'Nique who delivers an outstanding, breathtaking performance in the sure to be nominated Oprah-backed Precious and she's refusing to promote it. Full Story
He’s friends with it, Adrian Grenier is. With Ebola Paris Hilton. He admits it too. And what’s come of it since then? When Entourage first broke, Adrian Grenier was a hot commodity. He had a supporting role in The Devil Wears Prada and continued to look for opportunities between shooting his hit HBO show. Full Story
Hi Gossips. Small shoot schedule conflict. I’m stepping in for Tingles and then Lainey resumes writing for the rest of the day. Jacek
KFed to slim down. For money of course. Why else? (Dlisted)
Britney < Jessica in Daisy Dukes (The Superficial)
Emmanuelle Chriqui > both in Daisy Dukes (Hollywood Tuna)
I know Lainey would like to be examined by this doctor (Just Jared)
Don’t talk to her about Twilight (Pop Sugar)
Father of the Year says no spotlight if I can’t be in it. Classy (INO)
Glee’s Mark Salling shirtless (ASL)
You’d never guess that this is Eva Longoria (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)
Travolta slaps Bahamas paramedic. Sort of. And not in the way you’d think (Popeater)
Scarjo in Rolling Stone with Hairy Pete (Popoholic)
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are supposedly renovating their London home. Making it bigger. Like Madonna did. They bought the place next door and are smashing the two together for one giant GOOP nest. UK gossips estimate that by the end of it they’ll have spent over $10 million on improvements alone. Full Story
That’s Scarlett Johansson under the cap and hood holding hands with Ryan Reynolds in New York yesterday. They really, really, really hate being famous and photographed. It must suck to only work maybe 3 months of the year and live the most privileged life and have to deal with the attention once in a while. Full Story
Have great chemistry. It’s a sexy tension, it crackles, not uncomfortably, and the result is compelling television, even if her face is a little scary now. Because more and more, up close especially and without the sunglasses, she’s starting not to look like herself…right? Anyway, during the interview they discuss the breakdown of her marriage and leaving England and Madge says she’d rather be “hit by a train” than marry again. Full Story
David Beckham designed some clothes for Adidas. The launch party was yesterday at the Adidas store on Melrose and it’s Adidas so Becks shows up and he’s dressed casually in jeans and a sweater and there he is on the carpet with his wife who decides every opportunity is an opportunity to make sure no one else matters which is why she wore black and big heels on her way to a f-cking gala. Full Story