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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 8/19/2014

Charlie Sheen's Amazing Ice Bucket Challenge


CHARLIE SHEEN did the "Ice Bucket Challenge" for ALS yesterday, and as you'd expect, he didn't do it like anybody else.


Instead, Charlie held a big pan over his head . . . and when he flipped it over, $10,000 IN CASH rained down on him.  But he wasn't just being a jerk to mock the whole thing . . . he's actually donating all of it.


He explained, quote, "Because, let's face it, ice is going to melt, but this money is going to actually help people."


Then Charlie called out his "Two and a Half Men" buddies . . . Jon CryerAshton Kutcher, and the show's creator Chuck Lorre . . . challenging them to, quote, "identically do what I just did." 


He added, quote, "Come on guys, it's for a great cause." 



"Saturday Night Live" Announcer Don Pardo Has Died


Legendary "Saturday Night Live" announcer DON PARDO died last night at his home in Tuscon, Arizona.  He was 96.  No other details of his death were released.


Pardo was with "SNL" from its debut in 1975.  But he was already a 31-year veteran at NBC by then.  He was also the announcer on the original versions of the game shows "Jeopardy!" and "The Price Is Right".


And he was one of the first people to inform America that PRESIDENT KENNEDY had been shot on November 22nd, 1963.


Pardo was replaced on "SNL" during the 1981 - '82 season, but only missed a handful of other shows due to illness.  In 2004 he was given a lifetime contract with NBC.  Apparently, he and BOB HOPE were the only two people with that honor.


Don's first name was actually Dominic.  But when he got into radio and started going by "Dom" everyone messed it up and called him "Don" instead . . . so he said, "The heck with it; I'll be Don."


Don's wife passed away in 1995, but he's survived by three daughters, two sons, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.




Matthew McConaughey Says You Can Still Wear Fanny Packs . . . But You Have to Wear Them To the Side


The next time someone tells you your fanny pack is uncool, you’ve got a celebrity to back you up.  MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY still wears a fanny pack.  And he’s PROUD of it.


McConaughey proudly wore his fanny pack to the Astros / Red Sox game on Sunday, and even sang its praises when a local TV station interviewed him.  He said, quote, "I'm not afraid of the fanny pack."


But he did have one important piece of advice . . . quote, "You gotta kinda put it on the side to make it look a little not-as-nerdy, but still . . . I got so much gear in here that I don't want in my pockets, I'm not afraid of the fanny pack."


He added, quote, "They'll come back, they're on the way back.  Some decade from now."




Val Kilmer Will Sell You a Piece of Sheet Metal with The Word "God" Painted On It . . . For the Low, Low Price of $1,000


You probably didn't know this, but VAL KILMER has a WEB STORE.  And since you didn't know that, then you also don't know what you're missing.  That's what I'm here for.


For instance, if you've always wanted a piece of sheet metal with the word "God" hand-painted on it, you can buy one at Val's web store.  And it's ONLY $1,000.  


If that's a little too pricey for you, you can get a BLOCK with "God" painted on ALL SIDES . . . for the low, low price of $500 to $750.


Val also sells groovy baseball caps and T-shirts with the letters V-A-L arranged like the L.A. Dodgers' logo.  The shirts are $35 and the hats are $30.  Val also sells blankets and poetry books.


I have no idea if Val actually makes any money doing this. I hope so.




Lindsay Lohan Will Write Her Memoir . . . As a Trilogy?


LINDSAY LOHAN has more life to write about than the average 28-year-old.  But does she have enough for a THREE-VOLUME autobiography?  She thinks so.  Of course a lot of the content will be pictorial.


She says, quote, "I want to put a lot of photos and cool stuff, it will probably be like a trilogy, like 'Harry Potter' because there's so many."


Lindsay probably WON'T spend much time on that SEX LIST that leaked earlier this year. 


She says, quote, "I would never write to violate someone else or objectify them, that's not my intention.  I like to write because it's like therapy for me."


Lindsay says she wants her story to be an inspiration to young people who are going through troubles of their own . . . quote, "There's the excitement of the life that I have lived but I've seen a lot and if I can help anyone that might feel like its ok to screw up, it's OK to feel lonely, or ugly or to feel overweight or underweight."


"I've experienced all that, so if I could help a boy or a girl . . . I've been bullied in school from doing movies and going back to regular school.  If I could help other kids with that . . . that's why I am doing the book."

Tags :  
Locations : ArizonaTuscon
People : Ashton KutcherBOB HOPECHARLIE SHEENChuck LorreDON PARDODon Pardo Has DiedFanny PacksJon CryerLindsay LohanMatthew McConaugheyVal Kilmer

08/19/2014 7:38AM
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