Hasselhoff's daughter plays lifeguard for drunken dad
David Hasselhoff earned campy fame in Baywatch as a lifeguard in Southern California. "The Hoff" is currently engaged in a high-profile custody battle for his children with his ex-wife Pamela Bach, and video attained by Entertainment Tonight isn't going to help his case.
The footage, which has now been blasted all over the Internet on sites such as YouTube, shows a reclined Hoff chowing down on some grub in what appears to be a state of severe intoxication. The old twist of the knife? The video appears to be shot by his 16-year-old daughter Taylor. ET says the footage was taken three months ago in Las Vegas, where the actor is starring in The Producers.
"Dad, you need to promise me you're not going to get alcohol tonight," Taylor says to her oblivious (and obliterated) dad. "If you get alcohol tonight you're going to get fired from your show tomorrow."
According to ET, Hasselhoff has admitted to being a recovering alcoholic, and said, "One evening I did have a brief relapse, but part of recovery is relapse."
E! throws (fake) light on reality TV
With E!'s latest reality project, there are now only a handful of occupations not documented by an armada of cameras. The cable network has green-lighted Sunset Tan, a reality show following the day-to-day happenings of a tanning salon in Los Angeles, reports Variety.
The series will kick off with six episodes beginning May 28. Among the plotlines already in the works: a Hawaiian Santa Claus looking for some color, twins wanting a "tan brand" of their names, and the tanning of...a dead person. Leathery, indeed.
Ludacris making ludicrous reality show
Rapper Ludacris, real name Christopher Brian Bridges, is producing a new reality show about the makings of a music label mogul, says Reuters. While that may not sound like proper Gab fuel, there's one detail that makes the show stand out--the aspiring music man is 9-years-old.
Big Korey has already been a quasicelebrity online with several YouTube videos showing the young one making beats in a recording studio...when he was 7.
"He's amazing," said Ludacris. "He's someone that I will definitely be working with in the future." No further details were mentioned.
Leno mixes up Latino comedians
Talk-show host Jay Leno made a bit of an embarrassing mix-up, reports the New York Daily News. Earlier this year, comedian George Lopez, who has an ABC sitcom named after himself, had harsh words for Leno, calling him a "backstabber" and "two-faced" during an interview with a Florida radio station.
Leno, looking to keep things cool, approached the comedian at a recent Richard Jeni memorial in hopes of squashing the conflict and making amends. There was only on problem. Leno approached comedian Paul Rodriguez instead of Lopez.
After several pleas to keep any differences they may have out of the public eye, Rodriguez finally told Leno he wasn't Lopez. Leno backpedaled, saying, "I'm sorry. I don't have my contacts in," according to Rodriguez. The comedian then replied, "Hey, it's understandable. We Mexicans all look alike."