As we approach the height of holiday shopping, one of the most popular kids’ toys has been pulled from store shelves. The new version of Tickle Me Elmo has been recalled after it was reported the toy was only tickling boys under 18.
Tyco Toys was extremely optimistic about sales of their new Tickle Me Elmo, which unlike previous versions that encouraged the kids to tickle the doll, the new version of Elmo tickled the kids. Unfortunately, a few days after hitting shelves, parents had complained that the toy only worked with younger boys and that the toy was uninterested in tickling girls at all.
Single mother Brenda Jackson bought one of the toys before the recall and gave it to her daughter as a birthday present. She told us, “When the doll wouldn’t do anything, I told my daughter that perhaps the batteries were dead. But when my eight year-old son was about to check the batteries, Elmo went on a tickling spree. Though as soon as my daughter was holding the doll again, the toy froze. If I didn’t know the toy wasn’t real, I would also swear Elmo looked sad when my daughter was holding him.”
In addition, some of the dolls are specifically tickling boys in no-no places. Tyco CEO Edward Breen said that while 10 percent of the boys being tickled in no-no spots had yes-yes responses to the tickling, the other 90 Read the rest of this entry »
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez may have broken up but in the week since their split, both stars already have new special guys in their lives. Gomez has been seen around town holding hands with an unknown gentleman and Bieber has been seen with several young men.
Bieber was seen dancing at an LA Nightclub with “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner. Witnesses told us they were seen smooching before they left the club through the back exit and left in the back of a limo. The next day, the limo driver told us he spent over an hour steam cleaning stains from the backseats of the vehicle. He wouldn’t divulge what the stains were as he thought that would be a breach of the stars’ privacy.
Lautner wasn’t the only guy Bieber seemingly got it on with. Openly gay “Lord of the Rings” star Ian McKellen told BS Gossip that he had an intimate encounter with the young singer. He said, “I don’t want to give too many details as I don’t want to affect Justin’s reputation. All I will say is that his bum is even smoother than I thought it would be.”
We asked Selina Gomez how she felt about her ex fooling around with various men so soon after their break-up. She said, “We’re not together anymore so he can do whatever he wants. As long as he stays away from Taylor Lautner ‘cause his ass in mine!” We won’t tell her if you won’t.
Hollywood is buzzing over Disney’s 4.5 billion dollar purchase of Lucasfilm. However industry insiders were surprised to learn that Disney has no plans to cash in on the Star Wars movies and instead intends to recoup their investment by milking Lucas’ “American Graffiti” and “THX 1138” franchises.
Talking to the press, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger said that their theme parks would be expanded to include “American Graffiti” rides and “THX 1138” characters such as the popular SEN and SRT will also appear at the theme parks, posing for pictures with families and making kids’ dreams come true.
Iger stressed that Disney has no plans to do any more Star Wars movies. Iger told reporters, “Lucas lost all good will with the Star Wars fans with the dreadful prequels. I can’t imagine anyone paying to see another Star Wars after seeing Jar Jar Binks fill up the screen for three films. We have a better chance of recouping our investment by staying away from anything Star Wars related and just focusing on the popular ‘American Graffiti’ and ‘THX 1138’ properties.”
Iger was asked if Disney would at least continue to release the Star Wars movies on Blu-ray and DVD. Iger said Disney has no plans to do that. “Lucas has released so many versions of each movie over the years that most fans already have at least 8 copies of each movie. I can’t imagine us selling even one copy of a Star Wars film.”
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The ambitious big budget film “Cloud Atlas” had a dismal box office opening with $9.4 million in its opening weekend. However one of the film’s producers thinks there is one thing that could rescue the film from becoming a flop – Hurricane Sandy.
“Cloud Atlas” Producer Stefan Arndt hopes the hurricane that is hitting the East Coast will strengthen the take for the film. He told us, “People are going to need places to find shelter. I’m sure many of those people will flock to movie theaters and ‘Cloud Atlas’ is the obvious choice for storm dodgers since it’s the longest film playing right now with a running time of almost three hours! I’m thinking some people will watch it three or four times in a row so they can stay in the theaters during the storm.”
We asked Arndt if he thought the star-studded cast consisting of Tom Hanks and Halle Berry could also help the film recoup their investment. He said, “No, if people cared about the cast, the movie would have done better opening weekend. I place all my hope in people being forced to watch the film in exchange for Read the rest of this entry »
Both presidential candidates have received celebrity endorsements during their campaigns and now Republican candidate Mitt Romney has made an endorsement of his own; for the dinnertime delight, Meat Loaf.
Romney made the endorsement at a rally in Ohio. When asked by a reporter what his favorite meal was, he said, “I like meat loaf. Not only is it delicious but the cattle industry employs tens of thousands of Americans. I love America so obviously I also love meat loaf.”
After Romney’s endorsement, Democratic contender President Barack Obama was asked what food he endorses. He told reporters, “I agree with my wife Michelle that nutrition is vitally important for kids growing up today. So any fruit or vegetable gets my nod of approval.”
Obama’s endorsement received lots of support from parents and teachers and Mitt Romney’s meaty dish was criticized for increasing obesity in America. When reporters asked Romney if he still endorses meat loaf, he said, “I’ve never endorsed meat loaf. It’s not only full of fat but it also has a rather bland taste. If I had to endorse a food, it would definitely be either carrots or broccoli. Not meat loaf. I’ve always hated meat loaf.” Romney gained a slight lead in the polls after his heartfelt endorsement of the healthy snack.
The pop singer will appear in an upcoming episode of the reality show “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” reenacting her surprise birth.
When asked who the father was, the singer said, “It could be my ex Daryl, Mo, the lead set designer from my UK tour or any of the 30 or so other blokes I had sex with in-between them.
While most reenactments of births on the show occur on the toilet with a surprise “number 3″ plopping into the bowl, Adele’s birth took place in a hotel room right after having sex with one of the many possible fathers of her probable second unexpected child.
BS Gossip has learned that Adele is working on two songs based on her experiences giving birth. One of the songs is titled “What the f—k is that thing?” and the other one is called “Are you f—king kidding Me? Mother f—ker!”
In other news, BBC just announced the singer would also be appearing on the BBC reality show, “Let’s Wash that Potty Mouth Out With Soap.”
During an interview on Fox News, presidential Republican candidate Mitt Romney told Gretchen Carlson that for Halloween, he was planning to dress as rival candidate, President Barack Obama. He told Carlson that he was dressing as the President because he wanted to dress as something really scary.
Upon hearing the news, Obama’s running-mate Joe Biden was a bit disappointed. “I’m also planning to go as Barack. I guess we’ll just see who can pull off black-face better!” He added, “Don’t tell Barack… I want my costume to be a surprise. He’s going to get a huge kick out of it!”
Biden may be keeping his costume plans a surprise for the President but Romney’s announcement was very public. The President laughed when he heard the news and told MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough, “If Romney wants to dress as the winner of the 2012 presidential race, that’s surely his prerogative.”
Scarborough asked the President who he was planning to dress as for Halloween. Smiling, he said, “I will be tying our dog Bo to the top of my campaign bus on Halloween night. Why don’t you take a wild guess as to who I’m dressing up as?”
In the wake of Lance Armstrong’s doping controversy, the cyclist has lost a Nike sponsorship, may lose his medals and he has even had to step down from his post of chairman of his Livestrong cancer charity. Now BS Gossip has learned that the former champion traded his left nut in exchange for steroids.
Many years ago, Armstrong approached respected steroid dealer Pump Pimp Yo about purchasing drugs. Pimp Yo told us that when Armstrong asked what the drugs would cost him, he joked, “Everything you got plus your left nut.” Surprisingly, Armstrong shook Pimp Yo’s hand and said they had a deal. He paid the dealer millions and mailed him his left testicle through Fed Ex.
Pimp Yo told us that he didn’t know Armstrong would be having his left testicle surgically removed as part of his cancer treatment and wouldn’t be needing it anyway. He said, “But then, he did cheat America so it shouldn’t surprise anyone he cheated his dealer too.”
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Not long after a sex tape of Hulk Hogan was leaked, Hogan is on the defensive once again as hundreds of videos have been leaked featuring him in his underwear in various forms of intimacy with other scantily clad men.
In the videos, filmed mostly in the 80s and 90s, we see the bodies of Hogan and his male companions slathered with oil and aggressively caressing each other and experimenting with various different positions. The sexual activities, many violent and involving S&M, were performed in front of a cheering audience, which increases the perversity of Hogan’s actions. Various websites and newspapers have referred to the videos as “pretty gay.”
Hogan’s publicist responded to the leaked videos. “Hulk isn’t proud of the actions portrayed in the videos. They occurred in the past however and he Read the rest of this entry »
In the last two weeks, music superstars Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga have both vomited on stage during live performances. Both stars continue to be more popular than ever and now other artists feel they need to follow suit if they want to remain relevant.
At a charity fundraiser show Tuesday night where Justin Bieber was singing, Kanye West marched on stage during the opening number. He grabbed the microphone and said, “Yo Justin, I’m really happy for you, and I’ll let you finish, but I had one of the best hurls of all time!!” Kanye then spewed out what looked like a mix of Gatorade and tacos all over Bieber. The audience ate it up. Literally, they ate up the vomit left on the stage. Even Bieber’s vomit didn’t garner that much affection, though chunks of that were offered for sale on Ebay.
Taylor Swift tried to follow the popular trend but had difficulties vomiting on stage. She said, “I put two fingers down my throat just before my second number but I gagged really quickly and couldn’t do it.” After the failed vomiting attempt, ticket sales for her upcoming shows have been very low and shows may have to be canceled. Swift responded to that news by saying, “I feel like I let down my fans. I’d consider writing a song about the ordeal if I didn’t have so many ex-boyfriends Read the rest of this entry »