Is Jesse James fighting for custody of his daughter?

Every time my blog goes nuts with hits I have to assume something big is going on. And in the case of bad boy Jesse James, I gather it is.

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James spend time with Jesse's three children from previous marriages, including 5-year-old Sunny, far right./Photo by Celebrity Baby Blog

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James spend time with Jesse's three children from previous marriages, including 5-year-old Sunny, far right./Photo by Celebrity Baby Blog

Although the American tabloids don’t seem to have picked up on it yet, the “Celebrity Apprentice” breakout star and his wife, Sandra Bullock, are apparently gearing up for a custody battle over Jesse’s almost 6-year-old daughter, Sunny, with Jesse’s ex-wife, porn star Janine Lindemulder. Sandra, 45, and Jesse, 40, have had custody of the girl while Janine, as I reported previously, served six months in prison for tax evasion. Janine, 40, was recently released to a halfway house, and according to reports will be allowed to apply for custody of Sunny after the new year.

As a preemptive strike against such a move, Jesse recently told a California court that “Good cause exists for the court to conduct a review to determine if Sunny will be safe with (Janine). She should be restrained from allowing the child around pornographers, drug addicts, guns and firearms, felons and other unsafe environments.”

Well that’s just common sense. It’s sad when a no-brainer statement like that has to be articulated. Don’t you think a mother should automatically know that?

Jenna Jameson pregnant

Does being a porn star like Jenna Jameson, shown earlier this year shortly before giving birth to twin boys, mean you can't be a good mother?

This report also makes me wonder: Does being a porn actress mean you can’t be a good mother? Look at Jenna Jameson. She’s considered the queen of the industry and just gave birth to twin boys earlier this year.

Or is it Janine’s porno past combined with her prison sentence that makes her not-such-an-ideal mother? I’m sure there’s much more to this story than what’s been reported.

Calling Jesse James: Reach out, reach out and touch someone

Have you seen the new T-Mobile commercials featuring the coolest biker dude on Earth?

Does Jesse James make you want to buy this phone?/Credit T-Mobile

Does Jesse James make you want to buy this phone?/Credit T-Mobile

Sandra Bullock may have a new movie out this weekend, but her hot-hottie-hot hubby, the famously fabulous “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Jesse James, is featured in ads for T-Mobile’s new cell phone, the myTouch 3G.

Now if T-Mobile could only figure out a way to let people reach out, reach out and touch someone – that would be Jesse, obviously – then they’d have this all sewn up. Oops, but I guess they can’t… AT&T probably still owns that catchphrase, huh?

Anyway, after years of Catherine Zeta-Jones, it’s nice to have a little rough-and-tumble beefcake thrown into the mix. Thanks, T-Mobile.

“Jon & Kate Plus 8”: It’s a bizarro world after all

What the heck is going on here? Are we in “Seinfeld’s” Bizarro world or what?

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In addition to the new preview (see above) teasing Monday’s highly anticipated announcement on “Jon & Kate Plus 8” (at this point, if they don’t say they’re divorcing I’ll eat my hat), Radaronline has published a photo and story suggesting Jon Gosselin is addicted to nicotine.

Funny, after all the paparazzi photos, this is the only one that's captured Jon's need for weed?

Funny, after all the paparazzi photos, this is the only one that's captured Jon's need for weed?

What what what?

Radaronline quotes a source supposedly close to Jon as saying, “Socially I witnessed him smoking a hookah at some parties, and he really seemed to enjoy smoking flavored tobaccos, too.

“… Although I wouldn’t say he was a ‘heavy smoker,’ he definitely enjoyed a cigarette from time to time.”

And while TLC is forcing us to wait – some with bated breath – for Monday’s revelation, the TV Guide Network promises to tide us over with “Jon and Kate: Is It Too Late?” (Apparently every one of these specials must rhyme. Ridiculous.) The special, which airs at 8 tonight, will rehash the Pennsylvania couple’s relationship. It also will feature interviews with the Gosselins’ friends and neighbors. (Frankly, if they’re talking to the press, I’d question their classification as “friends.”)

And now there are reports circulating that Jon is shopping apartments in Manhattan – specifically Trump property.

Does that mean Jon will be in the next season of “Celebrity Apprentice”? Stranger things have happened.

Sandra Bullock on Jesse James: “It was so hard for me to allow someone to take care of me”

Sandra Bullock speaks effusively about her husband, “Celebrity Apprentice” cast-off (and evidently extremely gallant and chivalrous) Jesse James, in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar.


“I’ve had to learn a hard lesson in that I’m not allowed to open car doors anymore,” Sandra tells the magazine. “It was so hard for me to allow someone to take care of me. It’s not because I can’t take care of myself. But Jesse was like, ‘Just let me do this.'”

According to the Harper’s Bazaar interviewer, Sandra “beams” when she speaks about Jesse, her husband of four years who is indeed a descendant of the outlaw Jesse James.

Looks like true love to me.

Looks like true love to me.

Not surprisingly, Sandra admits to not being “a fan of reality shows.” (Maybe that’s why Jesse seemed reticent to call in some celebrity favors via Sandra during the various “Apprentice” tasks.)

“… But I am a fan of people who use their brains and skills and hard work to outsmart people, not to steal someone’s man or get drunk on TV,” she says.

When it comes to Jesse, she adds, “I know the beast well enough to know what won’t be put up with. And I know the honesty of the beast, and that’s incredibly admirable in that it doesn’t curb itself, whether the camera is on or off. God bless any human being who says, I don’t care what anyone thinks of me; this is the job at hand.”

Sandra, 44, as you may know, does not have any children. But she inherited three stepchildren – Chandler, 14, Jesse Jr., 11, and Sunny – when she married Jesse, 40. The elder two are from Jesse’s first marriage; 5-year-old Sunny is the product of his marriage to porn actress Janine Lindemulder, who is currently serving time in jail for tax evasion. (Janine, just as an FYI, once dated Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil and “Daisy of Love” host Riki Rachtman.)

So naturally, everyone wants to know if Sandra will have any babies of her own with Jesse. (I bet they’d be cute!)

“You don’t have to give birth to someone to have a family. We’re all family, an extended family,” she says. “I’m not going to spend two seconds of my life wishing I had something I don’t. It’s hard to do it your way when you hear everyone else telling you to do it their way. I reamed out this idiot girl at some premiere once about this. I had just been talking to a friend who couldn’t conceive, and I saw her pain. And this girl said” — she affects a nasal whine — “‘I’m from Star magazine. Are you pregnant?’ And I went off on her. What if I couldn’t have kids? Do you know what that would make me feel like? I just want people to admit that there’s no one way to live your life. Of course, I don’t know what’s going to happen. I could go home today and go, I haven’t started my period.”

Well, since it appears that Jesse’s pretty fertile, that is a distinct possibility…

Ryan Reynolds, Sandra’s co-star in her upcoming film, “The Proposal,” speaks highly of Jesse and Sandra’s relationship.

“They both have that steely determination that’s made them successful,” Ryan says. “It’s a match made in heaven.”

The season finale of “The Celebrity Apprentice” wraps up beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC.

Meanwhile, don’t forget I will be blogging LIVE during Bravo’s premiere of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” at 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 12.

That’s right! A real-life Jersey girl (that’s me – metiny1 born, bred and still resides) will blog live on my Facebook fan page – which you can access by clicking here or searching TV Blogger Ava Gacser – during the show!

I’d love to hear from you. Are you a Jersey girl too, concerned about how these five women will portray us? Or do you just want to tune in to see how us Jersey girls hold up against the ladies of Atlanta, New York and Orange County? Who is your favorite Jersey housewife? Who can’t you stand? What’s the most outrageous thing these women have said? Are their children more or less spoiled than the other housewives?

P.S. You can also chat with me during the show on Twitter.

No, no, no! Jesse James belongs in “Celebrity Apprentice’s” final two!

How disappointing was it tonight when Donald Trump fired Jesse James on “Celebrity Apprentice”?

I'll take another helping of Jesse, please.

I'll take another helping of Jesse, please.

Honestly, I think Jesse is more qualified to compete in the final task than Joan Rivers. But naturally, it all boils down to ratings. And evidently NBC thinks more people will tune in to watch the cat fight between Joan and shrewd poker player Annie Duke than if the final two were Jesse and Annie.

I’m not so sure, though. Judging by the amount of traffic Jesse has attracted on this blog, I would say that’s not at all the case. I’m guessing that a lot of women – myself included – find Jesse smart, funny, attractive and likable. He’s also extremely mysterious. The guy has tons of tats and has an insane need for speed. He’s also been married to a porn actress. (Yup. More on that in a future post.) Yet on “Celebrity Apprentice” he comes across as reserved and quiet.  (At least on this show. His upcoming Spike series, “Jesse James is a Dead Man,” will probably be a different story.)

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Clearly, this guy is a study in contrasts. And that’s what is so fascinating about him. He draws you in and makes you want to learn more. I totally understand what Sandra Bullock sees in him.

And really, Trump’s reasons for firing Jesse were pretty lame. Sure, Jesse’s a quiet dude who keeps his hand close to his vest. He also never used his wife’s notoriety for his own personal gain. Then again, he didn’t use it to for the collective gain of his team, either. But was that reason enough to fire him?

I don’t think so. Bring Jesse back!

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