Mariah Carey’s 3-movie deal… Johnny Manziel’s closest friends are worried… Bill Cosby’s shocking confessions… Nick Jonas and Kate Hudson’s relationship… and Eminem’s selling off bricks from childhood home
I’ll admit to watching Mariah Carey’s holiday movie on the Hallmark Channel. “A Christmas Melody” wasn’t exactly a masterpiece, but Mariah directed it! And she starred in it! And her “Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas” musical revue is the most-viewed show in Hallmark history!! Apparently, Mariah has made enough of us find the Hallmark Channel because they have now signed her to a 3-movie deal with the network. The first will premiere early next year — “Countdown to Valentine’s Day.” Mariah will develop, executive-produce, direct, costar, AND write an original song for it!
It’s not fun to watch what’s happening to Johnny Manziel and we don’t even know him. Imagine what this is doing to those who DO know and love him! And TMZ Sports is reporting that those closest to Johnny are convinced he’s going to die from his out-of-control drinking and drug use unless something changes very soon. A source says Johnny is becoming even more reckless with his drug problem recently, even blowing lines in front of people he barely knows. One group of close friends reportedly tried to stage an intervention, but Johnny flipped out not them and wouldn’t listen. Back in February, his own father said that if Johnny doesn’t get help, “he won’t live to see his 24th birthday.”
Newly-released depositions from 2005 and 2006 reveal that Bill Cosby made some pretty shocking confessions. Bill admitted that at one point during his career, a modeling agency would send “five or six” models to the studio every week. He would give them booze and Quaaludes before having relations with them. He also admitted to having sexual contact with two teenage girls and that his agent at William Morris paid one of them off so Bill’s wife wouldn’t find out. These depositions were revealed before Mr. Cosby is scheduled to be in court for a preliminary hearing in a case involving claims made by Andrea Constand — a former employee at his alma mater, Temple University. She claims Bill sexually assaulted her in 2004.
Kate Hudson and Nick Jonas are enjoying this whole FWB situation, but according to the National Enquirer, they all see the professional benefits to their May-December relationship. Their source says the couple has hired social media professionals to make the most of their relationship. Basically, the source says, Kate wants to keep Nick around because having a younger man makes 37-year-old Kate seem less “over the hill” in Hollywood. And for 23-year-old Nick, the source says this translates into ticket sales at concerts and better negotiation for record contracts.
If you’re a huge fan of Eminem, this may pique your interest. Em is selling off the literal bricks and wood from his childhood home, which was demolished in 2013. The bricks are limited to just 700 and come in a plexiglass case with a commemorative plaque. The wood has been turned into dog tags that come in a handmade, custom-etched box featuring the an image of the house that once stood at 19964 Dresden Street in Detroit. The items are available on Eminem’s official website and a portion of the proceeds will go to The Marshall Mathers Foundation, which is helping to rebuild Detroit.
Today is the #MMLP 16th anniversary! In 2013 we revisited my childhood home for the sequel and later had the opportunity to put together some once in a lifetime collectables created from the remains of what has become a very iconic symbol for me and my career. Do not miss out – available via link in the bio.