Jane Krakowski: Being from Jersey is out of this world

When Jersey girl Jane Krakowski from “30 Rock” stopped by “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” this week, the topic of conversation quickly turned to – what else? – the Garden State.

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Jay started it by marveling over the similarities Jane, a Parsippany native, must have with her British fiance.

“Now you grew up in New Jersey and he’s from England,” Jay pointed out. “That seems perfect. You are peas in a pod.”

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Hang in there, Bret Michaels

I’ve got my fingers crossed for Bret Michaels.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s explanation of Bret’s hemorrhage on “Larry King Live” last night  – which also featured commentary by Bret’s “Celebrity Apprentice” castmate Darryl Strawberry and “Rock of Love Bus” winner Taya Parker – made it sound like he might pull out of this OK.

But from the sound of reports today, the Poison frontman and reality-television star is in really, really bad shape. According to an Entertainment Tonight report I just read on Twitter, Bret will soon be undergoing surgery to relieve swelling around his brain. The entertainment program’s unnamed source also claims that Bret’s condition is “deteriorating.”

Of course, until this information is confirmed by Bret’s people, we should really take it with a grain of salt. Still, the fact that Bret’s reps haven’t supplied fans with an update yet today (which they’ve been doing religiously on Twitter and Facebook) is quite worrisome.

At this point, it sure doesn’t hurt to send him good vibes.

Though I’ve never met Bret in person, I interviewed him in 2008 for an article about the second “Rock of Love” season. (Read my article here.)  He was gregarious and jovial, just like he seems on TV. Watching Bret on TV is like seeing an entirely different side of him – and I’m glad he was given the opportunity to continue doing that on “Celebrity Apprentice” this season. That show has been downright entertaining, and Bret is the main reason for it. Just check out this clip from this week’s episode:

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I hope we get to see more of Bret working with teammates Sharon Osbourne and Maria Kanellis. They make a great team.

And before I forget, did anyone see People’s recent story about Bret? It featured great photos of him with his daughters and their mother, Kristi Gibson. Bret seems like a very involved, sensitive father, judging by the way he talks about his daughters on “Celebrity Apprentice.” Just a couple of episodes ago, Bret was despondent at the thought that his daughter, Raine, might be diabetic:

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In the meantime, here are some photos from the People magazine article:

Bret shares custody of his daughters, Raine (top) and Jorja, with their mother, Kristi Gibson./All photos by Justin Stephens for People

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“Daisy of Love”: It’s been a wild ride

“Daisy of Love” has been a completely wonderful surprise for me. It’s entertaining and hilarious, and I’m honestly going to miss it after the finale airs this Sunday, July 26 (my birthday!!).

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One of my favorite Daisy De La Hoya quotes:

“London is a homeless sex addict who my psychic thinks is perfect for me. Go figure.”

I frankly found Daisy annoying when she was trying to woo Bret Michaels in “Rock of Love.” So I really didn’t even plan on watching “Daisy of Love,” because I figured she would be even more annoying. But the reality is that couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure, she’s young and acts dopey, but she’s clearly not a bad person (and I think the dopiness is for the most part an act).

But the real break-out stars here are the men. I totally believe the “Daisy of Love” casting director deserves an Emmy for finding these guys. I can’t imagine they will ever be able to top this season (should Daisy decide – like her mentor, Bret – to do multiple seasons).

Seriously, what other show can you hear the words “banana hammock” uttered repeatedly?

As for who Daisy should pick, I go with London. Not because he’s the most deserving of the bunch (he’s definitely not), but because he’s exactly what she’s attracted to: young, foolish, immature and a bad boy. 12 Pack/Dave is the nicest and most mature of the bunch (and that’s really saying something), but I think he’s too mature and nice for Daisy. I don’t think she would fully appreciate him at this point in her life. Flex is a hot hothead, but I don’t think he’s right for her, either.

Actually, I don’t see her going far with any of them. Paging season 2!

In the meantime, I hope VH1 is planning a “Daisy of Love” marathon leading up to the finale.

“Daisy of Love”: Most entertaining show E-V-E-R?

I gotta hand it to VH1. No matter how blah I feel, “Daisy of Love” manages to lift my spirits. Just look at Riki’s double take:Vodpod videos no longer available.

You just knew she was going to pick Cha Cha (oops, I mean Chi Chi) over Big Rig. I think Big Rig – aka Jeremiah (what a hot Southern name!) – simply came on too strong and freaked Daisy out the other week by giving her his son’s photo. A more mature woman would probably have appreciated the gesture, but Daisy’s young, dumb and used to having guys treat her like trash, so it made her uncomfortable.

Too bad. I’m going to miss Big Rig’s cute Southern boy charm (though admittedly he could use some anger management classes). I’m still rooting for Flex, although at this point I’m thinking she won’t fully appreciate him, either. Sinister is too sensitive and mature for her, and I’m not sure about 12 Pack. (I refuse to call him “Dave”). He seems to have moments where he’s quite mature, but most of the time he just acts like an idiot. Is it an act for the show or is it legit?

Who cares? I’m loving every single minute of it. And I’m seriously starting to think that “Daisy of Love” is more entertaining than – gasp! – “Rock of Love.”  Take that, Bret Michaels!

A battered and broken Bret is back – sort of

It remains to be seen whether or not Poison frontman and reality show star Bret Michaels has found twoo love with Penthouse Pet Taya Parker (his No. 1 pick on “Rock of Love Bus”), but one thing’s for sure: These days he’s sporting a face only a mother could love.

Ouch! That's gotta hurt.

Ouch! That's gotta hurt.

As I’m sure you’ve heard, Bret got clobbered good by a set piece during Sunday’s Tony Awards, and now he’s got pix to prove just how grievously he was injured.

He’s also accusing the Tony Awards people of having an extreme lack of concern for his welfare following the incident, wondering aloud if he would’ve received more attention if he had been, say, Liza Minnelli.

Up, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane...

Up, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane...

Yup, that’s right. Us Weekly reports that Bret Michaels’ rep, Janna Elias, is singing like a canary over the Tonys’ shoddy treatment of her rock star.

“I find it surprising that a Tony spokesperson would brush off this incident with a comment stating ‘Mr. Michaels missed his mark’ with no mention of concern for his condition,” the rep said. “If everyone at the Tonys were aware that Bret missed his mark then they should have been aware enough to stop the set piece from hitting him or at least slowed it down until he cleared the stage. I feel had this incident happened to Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton or Elton John the Tonys would have at least issued a letter of concern.”

She forgot Stockard Channing, whose performance immediately followed Bret’s.

Among the points she makes are these:

*Bret was never told that the set piece which clonked him in the noggin even existed, not even during rehearsal.

*The only people to attend to a bloodied and visibly injured Bret were members of his own road crew.

*No one working behind the scenes made any move to warn Bret or slow/stop the prop from striking him.

Us also quotes another Bret spokesperson, Bob Wallerstein, as saying, “We realize the show is live and must go on, however it is unfortunate that the show’s host made light of the situation without having any knowledge of the severity of Bret’s injuries. Comments that Mr. (Neil Patrick) Harris was doing shots backstage with Mr. Michaels and that Bret was completely fine were untrue considering Bret never saw Mr. Harris prior to, during or after the Tonys but in fact was being attended to by medical personnel backstage.”

Snap! He told you, Doogie Howser!

Meanwhile, the battered and broken Bret canceled a gig on Wednesday because he’s not feeling up to snuff. He’s awaiting the result of more tests on his back and spine, and his reps say further injuries could develop. I can’t argue with that, as I know all too well that those type of injuries don’t always show themselves right away.

You can read what Bret has to say about the incident right here.

And in other Bret news, he’s telling Elle magazine all about his sex life and how his dia-bee-tus affects it. Or doesn’t. Here’s a sampling:

ELLE: You’ve lived with diabetes since you were a kid. How does the disease affect your sex life?
BRET: The only time it will ever affect you in bed is if you have extremely low blood sugar and you go into insulin shock, at which point you won’t be standing up, let alone performing sex. However, I will sometimes hold off on the insulin, which will jack my blood sugar level up to the low 200 range. It’s like how a prizefighter will want to go into the ring with his blood sugar levels high. It gives you the stamina of a bull. So, yes, sometimes I will endanger my own life to pleasure a woman.

What a guy!  Read all about it – if you dare – in the July issue of Elle.

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