Josh Peck and Drake Bell have appeared on multiple Nickelodeon TV shows together (The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, the two Drake & Josh specials). But that was clearly a long time ago. Josh is no longer a chubby kid in a series of bad wigs, and Drake has moved on to the messy former child star chapter of his life. By all accounts, they’re not close. That didn’t stop Drake from pouting online about not getting an invitation to Josh’s wedding.
Josh Peck married his girlfriend Paige O’Brien on Saturday. E! News says that several fans wondered online why Drake Bell was MIA from the wedding. Drake took his complaints to Twitter and tweeted (then deleted) “When you’re not invited to the wedding the message is clear…” which was followed by “Loyalty is key. ALWAYS remember where you came from.”
That’s not to say Josh didn’t invite any of his former co-workers to his wedding. On the contrary, E! says the guest list included his Grandfathered co-star John Stamos, as well as the mom of the two 4-year-old twins who plays Josh’s on-screen daughter.
I’m sure there’s a very good reason for why Drake didn’t get invited. Weddings are expensive, and Josh probably only had enough money left in the budget for one extra celebrity guest. And when it comes down to it, you know he’s always going to keep a seat open for Oprah.
Last week, Brandi Glanville reminded everyone she still hates her ex-husband Eddie Cibrian and his wife LeAnn Rimes by writing an open letter for The Dirty about the continued dysfunction and LeAnn’s alleged crazy second wife antics. If Eddie and LeAnn were adults, they might have responded with an apathetic shrug. But since drama is Eddie and LeAnn’s favorite marital aid, he has publicly hissed back at Brandi with some accusations of his own.
It’s kind of weird that today’s Comey Hearing wasn’t pushed to a later date so that the Hugs Hearings could go down, because I would think that all branches of government would want to get to the bottom of why Jerry Seinfeld didn’t want to hug Kesha. But my fellow non-hugger Jerry did talk to AJ Calloway from Extra and explained why he didn’t want to touch chests with that strange blond fan.
Despite repeated requests for no more drama in her life, Mary J. Blige and her former manager/soon-to-be ex-husband Kendu Isaacs are still deep in the drama of a messy divorce. On the upside, she’s one step closer to her desired state of drama-free. TMZ says that Mary and Kendu have worked out a spousal support agreement.
When Mary filed for divorce about a year ago, she requested that Kendu be blocked from asking for spousal support. That request wasn’t approved, and Kendu went on to ask for almost $130,000 a month in spousal support. Kendu claimed he needed the money to maintain the lifestyle he got used to during their 13-year marriage. The court found Kendu was entitled to some money, but they also agreed that $130,000 request was pure insanity. A judge approved $30,000 a month for spousal support. Mary will also have to cut Kendu a check for $235,000 for retroactive spousal support dating back to September and his attorney fees.
Mary also got a little slap on the wrist in court. TMZ says that the court accused Mary and Kendu of living beyond their means during their marriage. That might explain how Mary ended up owing a few million dollars to the tax man several years ago.
Kendu getting only $30,000 has got to sting a little. He claimed he needed a lot of money for stuff like private chefs and personal trainers. But he can’t do that anymore on such a measly monthly stipend. He’s got to make some major spending changes, like not blowing hundreds of thousands on his mistresses. Any future girlfriends hoping to get jewelry and dinner out of Kendu better be prepared for Claire’s and a coupon special at Red Robin.
That Dramatic Emergency Meeting At Buckingham Palace Turned Out To Be About Prince Philip’s Retirement From Doing Public Stuff
If you’re like me, then you were probably cursing Twitter every time you got up in the middle of the night to look at your phone to see if Prince Philip died, or if one of THE QUEEN’s Corgis betrayed her by enlisting in Morrissey’s anti-royal brigade, or if Prince Hot Ginge dumped Meghan Markle and declared that he can no longer fight the fact that he’s a ginger gay whose type is skinny fat American dude bloggers with shit for brains.
The Daily Mail was the first to plant the seeds that caused Twitter to instantly grow a field of wild speculation. Before I went to bed last night, they reported that THE QUEEN had summoned her entire household from across the land to a mysterious emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace. Now, I love a good dramatic emergency meeting. It’s very Illuminati-esque. But not one that starts in the morning (London time)! Twitter burped up all kinds of speculation from the French media saying that Prince Philip had died to THE QUEEN announcing that she’s giving up the throne to Prince Hot Ginge announcing his engagement to an ex-blogger/basic cable TV star. Many said that the BBC would make an announcement about the emergency meeting at 8am London time. Apparently, it’s protocol for the BBC to make announcements about royal deaths at 8am. I tried to stay up for the earth-shattering news, but my eyelids wouldn’t let me. Finally at around 2 in the morning (PST), I checked my phone and learned that the big dramatic announcement was 95-year-old Prince Philip deciding that he’s too old to cut ribbons at events. Prince Philip is retiring from doing public events. That was the announcement. Damn that sneaky old coot for fucking with my sleep like that. He’s good.
If this isn’t turning out to be the makings of No More Drama, Part II: So Much Drama…. Mary J. Blige is going through some divorce crappiness with her estranged husband and former manager Kendu Isaacs. Over the weekend, we learned that Kendu allegedly spent $420,000 on his side piece. Kendu claimed it was “travel expenses.” It sounds like he would have had better luck trying to pass it off as “business expenses,” because Page Six claims the woman on the receiving end of all that cash was on Mary’s payroll.