Do you have an insider scoop on a top story? Send your tips straight to Marc Franco via AIM at RhyDinGossip.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Top Ten Things You Need to Know to Stay In the Know!

10. Where are all the cool kids at? Looking for something to do tonight? Well, a couple of the interns mentioned that they will be checking out the hottest club in RhyDin tonight! One of the city's top DJs, Daigh Sterling, will be hosting an 80s prom themed party at Gilt. Who wants to miss big frizzy hair, dayglo dresses, and 'Members Only' jackets??? Not us! Doors open at 9 and the party goes until the place shuts down. It's $10 a head with some great drink specials. Prom outfits are required and there's a contest for the best costume! We sure hope there are slap bracelets and lots of hair band music! Totally tubular!

9. Bringing the hotness back to politics! With Fio's job being secured for another year, it seems like she's ready to get back to the business of running this town.... or at least trying to manage the insanity! The 2012-2013 GAC Members have been announced and yours truly will be there representing you lovely people again this year. (Got to love RhyDin politics when I am considered a fine, upstanding representation of the population!) Kazzy and Fiona are stepping down from their positions for unknown reasons while Fio is bringing her very own competitor, Audrey, on board! We cannot WAIT to see the outfits she rocks to the GAC Council meetings! Hoooottie! We wonder if she makes Magenta call her 'Councilor' in the bedroom. Also of note, Fio has decided to add the Swords Overlord and each of the barons as council members, representing the city district that their baronial property is located in. No doubt that first meeting is going to be incredibly interesting!

8. The Barbs needs her car! Center city in the Old Market District is all in a tizzy as a couple blocks around Town Hall has been cordoned off for maintenance. Evidently the town watch is pretty serious about their maintenance! The interns and Barbie tried to sneak past the yellow tape to get me my crystal-encrusted sunglasses because a man just can't go a weekend without his blinged out glasses. ANYWAY! The Town Watch CAUGHT Intern Pumpkin Head, Intern P.I.T.A. AND Barbie! They talked their way out of a ride to jail but they IMPOUNDED our dear sweet Barbie's lovely corvette! Can you say 'over reaction'??? I WILL HAVE THEIR BADGES! DON'T THEY KNOW WHO I AM?!?!

7. The lady is a flaming ball of NUTS! Candy was never the brightest, prettiest, sweetest, or sanest of girls but she's quickly appearing to lose all control of her temper. Violence seems to be the name of her game lately and while she's busy pissing off people left and right, she doesn't have much of a support system. Her Hydra Cup team is mostly low ranked duelists and the higher ranked ones seem more intent on putting distance between themselves and her when she starts hopping aboard the crazy train! Maybe she doesn't need support, though! In a best of three, Candy took down the embattled Jesse (who was fighting her second challenge match of the week) to take the Tower of Fire. The win gave Candy one of each of the three sports secondary titles but it was an honor she had to defend two nights later when she faced off against Ria Graziano for Firestar. After another three duels, Candy finished off a match in the pool (which was decreed by the caller, Harris, for the duelists' own safety thanks to all the fire flying about) and left Ria Graziano unconscious. The Crew were seen hauling her off but there's no word as of yet on her condition. Candy's on a flaming island allll by herself! We're a little worried for the residents of the Old Market district, that's for sure!

6. More Granger trouble! Our sources with the Watch are telling us that the violinist, Paige Granger (originally Paige Lovelace before she learned her connection with the famed Granger family) was involved in a horrific two-car traffic accident with her doctor and longtime friend, Dr. Alisha Monceaux. There are few details available on the accident itself. Evidently Alisha was driving the vehicle that the pregnant Paige was in and we're getting word that she was not at fault in the collision. Alisha is evidently going to be alright but Paige is in the hospital. We have been unable to get word on her condition but it appears pretty serious. Several Granger family members, including Piper and Caroline, have been spotted in and around the hospital. The RhyDin arts community is a very tight knit bunch and we hear that they are all torn up over it. We do hope she's going to be okay! Best wishes on a speedy recovery!

5. Better watch out when kissing Sleeping Beauty. Girl has a mean left hook! Soooo.... Thorn is back and the interns are starting to put two-and-two together and coming up with a really interesting/hilarious/entertaining possibility. We'll try to break it down for you! In short, Thorn had been missing for most of the month. Not a soul had seen her. However, her friends -- Desdenova and Cianan -- were definitely around with Desdenova seen posting flyers around town that advertised to hero types (charming princes, knights with shining sets of armor) the opportunity from Cianan (the "master of fantasy" according to the flyers) to try to kiss a beautiful sleeping princess awake.... for a price, of course. Our interns put the pieces together after seeing Thorn show up the day before Midsummer and talk with Fae about a 'sleeping princess scam'. She was also overheard arguing about the day with Cianan. It appears that Cianan didn't put her into the slumber but merely profited from the situation. Our sources are telling us that her friends are saying that the reason for the long sleep is that she was 'worn out'. Really? I've had my weekends of non-stop partying but never have I needed THREE WEEKS to recover! We're not buying it! No word on how much money Cianan and Desdenova made from their scam but we've got to give them points for creativity!

4. It was Ladies' Night and there were knives on site! Monday night in the Red Dragon Inn turned into a Baker wet dream! A nice sampling of Scathacian Girls settled in for booze and trouble-- er, merry-making at the Inn! Issy was on hand, of course, looking as hot and dangerous as ever and she was joined by a uber blonde surf bunny Janie, the scary looking pile of muscles Marlah, suuuuuper sexy Bellona, redhead Scath priestess Athena, and the recently dethroned Swords baroness Cammy. There was knife-throwing (because that's ALWAYS a good mix with alcohol) and they were overheard planning a tournament and we don't think they were talking about a pie-eating competition! Throw in some mud AND WE ARE SO THERE!!! Wouldn't you be??? Can you imagine a toooon of Scath babes wrestling around in the mud??? We bet even Baker would awake from his alcohol induced haze to waddle his way to this one!

3. Tragedy in the MacLeod-Fenner family! It's hard to miss the missing person flyers all over town but just in case you have been under a rock over the past week, this is DEFINITELY a need to know item! According to their family, Collie MacLeod-Fenner and her five month old daughter, Madison, are missing! The pair was headed to a doctor's appointment but never made it. Their car was found abandoned in the Old Temple district and there hasn't been word from them since. All of this comes amid rumors of her troubles with her husband, Darien Fenner, who is all sorts of shades of shady. Her children have complained that he's been seen hanging out far too much with other women, not paying attention to his wife or child, and there's rumors of a drinking problem. We sure hope they're okay but we sure hope that the Watch is looking at the most obvious suspect!

2. I can only think of one reason to need a speedy marriage! The first we heard of Rekah and Jasper's recent marriage was a postscript in a letter that we got from the blushing bride herself! And let me tell you, Barbie and I were utterly beside ourselves when we got our hot little hands on that letter! Rekah! Jasper! Married! Sooooo cute! That's everybody's first reaction, right??? And then you get a little cranky. HOW DARE THEY GET MARRIED WITHOUT INVITING ME!!! Well, don't worry, friends. We heard that Jasper mentioned that they do plan on a 'true ceremony' (his words, not ours!) soon. In the mean time, Jasper's new wife has been introducing herself as 'Rekah Silverblades'. Seriously cute! It does make us wonder, though. What was the need for such a speedy wedding without their friends present???

1. Forget the year of the dragon! It's the year of the fatty! The lard industry in conjunction with sweet old grandmothers who always think you look too thin are pleased to hear that Chris Graziano has overcome his less than ideal body size to take the Duel of Swords mantle. Again. The Cookie Monster took on Ellisa Morgan or Brit Grey (and, no, we don't get why she has two names) in a single match and with a final score of 5-3 he ended her year long reign! Chris is already demanding free high calorie baked goods be provided to him throughout his reign and is making suggestions that Overlord Island will be turned into a Graziano-themed amusement park. So that would mean there is now Crew as Governor and Crew as Overlord. Daaaangerous game we seem to be playing here!

We want your ideas for rides to the Graziano-themed amusement park! We'll publish a handful of them on Wednesday and the best/funniest idea will get an 'I'm a GangSTAR' t-shirt! MAKE US LAUGH!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Midsummer Madness ... with Barbie --One O’Clock is the Loneliest Number…

This crowd likes to sleep all day and party all night. I guess that’s how they want to live their life. Yeah…

Ahem. Seriously. The hardcore revelers were going at it for another three hours. More of the same, so it’s not worth going into detail. I don’t even want to imagine what the Glen looked like this morning. Whoever has to do cleanup on these raves deserves a big raise.

Instead, let’s use the time we have left to meditate. What did we learn from all of this?

1. Unless you’re a Christmas elf or trying to chase away evil spirits, bells are an unnecessarily annoying accessory.

2. Take a bit of advice from the dread pirate Captain Stephen. Studs or hoops are fine, but dangly earrings are just tacky and no one wants to see tacky. Leave them in your jewel box, if you know what I mean.

3. Even though the rule says white is fine between Beltane and Nexus Appeasement Day, everything in moderation, ladies. Dress up or down as the occasion demands. The Miss Havisham look is not hot this season.

4. And if you do wear white, don’t jump in the lake unless you’re wearing some serious undergarments. The Emperor does not need to advertise for new clothes.

5. The best accessory in your wardrobe is a smile. Try it once in a while. You know who you are, so I am not going to name names, coughuptightgovernorcough.

6. And for goodness sake, don’t wear open-toed sandals unless you make a commitment to a good pedicure. I saw everything, RhyDin. Ew.

Until next time, remember. You can be whatever you want to be. Just like me!

Love and kisses,

Midsummer Madness ... with Barbie -- Rockin’ ‘Round the Eleven O’Clock and Straight Past Midnight

Okay, kids. Listen up. Time for a part of this shindig that I like to call Barbie’s Life Lessons. Gather ‘round in a circle and don’t touch my Manolos. Ready? Here it is: Parties are about personalities.

I know, I know. I promised you fashion commentary, and my agent’s off in a corner somewhere having a myocardial infarction as we speak, but you didn’t really believe that was all you were going to get, did you? I mean, you can’t take a model- veterinarian-aerobics instructor-pediatrician-paratrooper-ballerina-astronaut-Star Fleet Officer like me, put her in a box and expect her to stay there. Oh, no. I have things I want to do.

And right now, I want to point out some of the crazy things that were going on last night in the Glen as the fey wine began to flow.

Exhibit A: Pants-less Pirates Ahoy
Yo-ho-ho. The man spent the first two hours he was there (yes, Stephen Kidd, I was watching you!) trying to get a pair of clueless ladies named Diana and Janie bum-over-elbows drunk and working up to the part at the end of the hour where he Spontaneously Had To Strip. But here’s a little secret for you, girls. He didn’t really need to get drunk to be persuaded to fling off his pirate pantaloons and run around jiggling his doubloons at everyone. He would have done it anyway. He just wanted to get you drunk enough that you’d think it was funny.

Apparently, it worked because Diana joined in and Janie left us with one of the quotes of the night: Bloomin’ knickers!

Exhibit B: Gimme Two Shots of Tequila. I Need One for Each Hand
The place was flowing with local wine (see Exhibit A), but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some hardcore partiers there, as evidenced by Bjorn (forever after dubbed The Horned God) Andrews hunting down the hostess, Lilliana (Natural Woman) McClae, to ask her where the tequila was. While he was off raiding the booze hoard like a Viking warrior, his companion, Ivanya chatted up the hostess about things he saw in the trees. Classic misdirection. He kept her looking up while he looked down the front of her bodice. So predictable, although I will pause here to add that the man would have to be made of steel not to want to look at them. Hell, I want to look at her bosoms, just talking about them now, and I definitely prefer my G.I.s named Joe.

Ivanya got the second quote of the night: “Hold still! I am following your customs. Do not be disrespectful.” Context: body shots. Oh Em Gee.

Just as predictably, that little party crowd grew once the bottles opened. Our Favorite Bohemian, Thorne gravitated their way, as did the adorably blonde Ducii (I still do it better),Rekah (GORGEOUS lace minidress!), and a virile little number named Rick Halliburton, who can sing to me in the moonlight anytime, thank you very much.

Where was I? Oh, yes. Moral of the story. Who am I kidding, there is no moral here. Tequila is bad, okay? Ask Marc when he gets back, if you don’t believe me. 

Exhibit C: Politics Really Does Make for Strange Bed-fellows
They say the best revenge after a breakup is to look fantastic, although in my book, it doesn’t beat getting the Dream House in the settlement. If that’s so, the Governor’s ex has nothing to worry about. The leader of our city, Fionna Helston al-Amat, disappointed by following the pack with a handkerchief hem and hoop earrings. The shoes were all right, but she committed the public-eye equivalent of hari-kiri by breaking Rule Number One: Look like you want to be there.

The best that can be said is that she left early, but not before leaving us all with this little tableau to speculate on: the new governor chewing the fat with politico-twinset Audrey and Magenta Horne. Audrey, bless her heart, was three sheets to the winds by that time and spent most of her time attempting to defy gravity by staying upright. She graced us with the third quotable moment of the night: “You should get naked too. I'm going to as soon as I figure out how to work zippers again.”

Magenta just looked like she wanted to bite Fionna’s face off. Not in a good way, either. Jealousy perhaps? Ooooh.

Exhibit D: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Who thought this was a good idea?
1.) Drink a lot of booze.
2.) Drink more.
3.) Take off your clothes.
4.) Leap across a bonfire.
5.) Repeat.
So I can sort of see the naked pirate thinking this might be a wise thing to do. I can even allow for the possibility that his crazy missus might encourage it. Birth control? I’ve heard nuttier ideas on that topic. But, Rhiannon Brock, normal girls do not try to encourage their gentlemen friends to singe those bits off by JUMPING OVER AN OPEN FLAME. Good for you, Eregor, for managing to talk her out of it in a way that made her think it was her idea, proving that you’re swimming in the deeper end of RhyDin’s gene pool than the average pirate. And Charlie Sheen. 

Midsummer Madness ... with Barbie -- Ten O’Clock and All’s …Well…

Okay, so let me just start by saying how relieved I was when I pulled up in the Glen to check the place out. No offense or anything, but usually when you hear the words party in the woods, gypsies, traditional wine and local musicians in the same breath, and the event is publicized with flyers telling people to wear clothes, the old Bar of Expectations isn’t set very high. But it was nice. Really. There was a lot of candlelight and flowers, and it reminded me a little bit of a wedding I went to in Hollywood once when a producer’s daughter was going through her Renaissance Faire period.

Anyway, people really seemed to be getting into it. Take Thorne for instance. She was totally rocking Cher doing Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves with her outfit (LOVED the shoes, by the way – if you have to make your accessories matchy-matchy, at least do it right). Her stylist was right on the money with that hair. One word of advice, though: Lose the bells. Plenty of angels getting their wings around these parts already without that kind of help. Seriously.

A lot of the ladies arriving early seemed to be taking a page from that same style book. Boho was big in the Glen last night, from a little patchwork number Saffron had on to every single pret-a-porter floral sundress ever made. There were a few standouts, though. Case in point: Shylah came in wearing a white couture gown with floral detailing at the hem that made me think for a minute that I was back in Hollywood, reliving that wedding (the bride got divorced a year later, and that party was Goth, so we’ll see what Shylah’s shaking in the Glen come Halloween before I start singing Déjà vu).

The men were just as bold in their sartorial choices. Who was that masked man? was the question of the night as Bjorn Andrews made an appearance in leather pants and Jerry Seinfeld’s poofy shirt, with hair straight out of Braveheart. Some bull dude named Andu was pushing the boundaries of the Wear Clothes mandate in a loincloth – my first A-ha moment of the night, when I realized why the flyers specified that bit. Really, no one wants to see that before they’ve at least hit the three-drink minimum. And some Svengali-type who my sources tell me is called Langley Taourt showed up late for his prom in a navy tuxedo. Let me repeat that. Navy.

And that was just the opening act!

Midsummer Madness ... with Barbie

Hello, fashion aficionados! I’m bold, I’m beautiful, I’m Barbie and I am back covering for Marc Franco and staff with a recap of everything that was sassy and not-so-classy at last night’s Midsummer Festival.

But, wait. Where is Marc, you may ask? When your publisher buys you a round of tickets for a two-day bender in Tijuana, you say Viva la Mexico!, and you go, am I right? And who better to cover one of the most amazing events of RhyDin’s social season while you’re off in some south-of-the-Nexus theme park biting the worm (and I sincerely hope that is not a euphemism!) than the multiverse’s most amazing beauty and fashion icon?

No one, that’s who!

So sit back, order another post-party Mimosa to wash down that handful of aspirin, and get ready for a recap of last night’s Fabulous and Fail, liberally seasoned with enough gossip to make even my ears burn! And after the lies they were spreading about those pictures of me and Charlie Sheen in the hot tub last fall, that’s saying something. Repeat after me: Aside from diamonds, plausible deniability is a girl's best friend. A little life-coaching moment, just between us, free of charge. Oooh! I think I smell a new Dragon Channel reality show in the making...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

2012 Gubernatorial Debate - 11:04 pm

Aw! We hear that the ever adorable Alyssa just asked a question to the candidates about how they plan on furthering education in RhyDin! We adore her to pieces and it's so cool to see the younger generation getting actively involved in the political process! She's been seen listening intently through out the debate with Rick at her side.

Time for closing statements, folks! This thing is wrapping up!

Lirssa just darted in during her mom's closing statement! Too cute! She's getting so big and we're so glad that she showed up and just in time to hear her mom talk about her education.

There was no Caroline Granger present to represent her family's interests but she seems to have taken a slight step back out of public view with this pregnancy. It must be exhausting doing her job while playing the role of human incubator! But another pregnant Granger, Paige, was seen present and taking notes. We have to wonder if she's going to be reporting back to Caroline. Jaster joked about turning into a pumpkin at eleven so the debate needed to be wrapped up. Well, it seems he wasn't joking. At eleven on the spot, Jaster turned into a pumpkin. Now THAT has never happened in a RhyDin debate before! Got to love it! Every year it's something new!

And that's it for us, folks! We're not going to tell you who we think won the debate. You can pick up the transcripts if you missed it. But make sure you vote, vote, vote! This is about you making sure your voice is heard! Good luck to all the candidates!

2012 Gubernatorial Debate - 10:11 pm

Magenta just said something about how the stars of the dueling venues should assist the Watch. Hahahahaha! We're sure she's trying to help her wife get the sporting vote but.... really? Has she met some of those people? A quarter of them are drunks, a quarter of them are too self-involved to cross the street to help anyone, and the other half have taken so many blows to the head that they shouldn't be trusted to serve and protect!!! No, no, no!

That being said, when Fio gave her a difficult time about her response to the answer, Magenta went right back at her! Audrey married a bulldog! Ha!

Cor is supposedly sitting in the audience jamming his nonexistent 'response' button that all the candidates have when they would like to ask a follow up question to another candidate. Why do we get the feeling that this is going to be the last year Cor will be watching from the audience??? We'd bet you money his name will be back in the hat again next year!

Kruger started questioning Fio on something that Fio felt she'd already responded to and Fio went all mom on him! THAT is what we were waiting for! Evidently she broke it down for him in kid-speak and it had some members of the audience, including Rhiannon cracking up. We hear that Fio and Magenta have also been doing a bit of gaining up on The Anvil to poke fun his way. We're still hoping for a little bit of cattiness before the night is over, though!

They're currently responding to a question about punching kittens in the face. Good Gods.

Spotted in the crowd??? AMTHY! Oh, how she brightens our day! Too cute for words! She's been seen sitting with Saffron and chatting about what they're having for dinner. Yeah. We don't really see her as being there for the political discourse. And Belial! Looking HAWT and DANGEROUS as she always does! Now we do believe that Bel is there for the political discussion and we'd bet that the candidates are hoping to please her with their answers. That woman holds A TON of sway in this city. Getting her endorsement would be a huge victory for any one of these candidates!

2012 Gubernatorial Debate - 8:54 pm

Wow. Kruger just took a nasty shot at the current governor, sarcastically saying that nobody should vote for him if they believe everything is great in this city and that the governor is doing a perfect job of keeping everyone happy. Big words, fancy britches! Let's see if he can back them up!

We hear that Dris in particular seemed to agree with the statement and was seen clapping and carrying on over it.... or maybe he just got confused again and thought he was in a strip club and Kruger was about to give him a show. It is Dris, after all, so there's no real way to be sure.

Looks like the ushers just forcibly removed Cor from the stage. ABOUT FREAKING TIME!

Jaster just asked some odd question about interspecies robot marriage. Without us even telling you who wrote in the question, any political watcher in this city should know because WITHOUT FAIL he asks a stupid question at the debate every single year. It's almost a tradition at this point. Have you got it??? Yep! Hellooooo, Harris. We do have to admit that's a good one. Fio complimented it as the best to date during her chance to respond.

Short side note! Aja's in the audience! Haven't seen much of her at all lately. Looks like Vera's present as well. And we hear that Saffron just showed up sporting one of those "Ain't Nothin' But A Horne-Dog And I'm Voting For Audrey" tees. Yes, friends. Welcome to politics in RhyDin!

2012 Gubernatorial Debate - 8:36 pm

The crowd is starting to get into their seats and get settled for tonight's Gubernatorial Debate!

Our sources say that Dris is among those in the crowd! No lie! Just when you thought the former Governor had forgotten completely that he was ever a part of RhyDin politics in he struts! And, of course, strutting is definitely what he's up to. He's busy flirting up Shy at the moment but, no doubt, he'll have flirted his way through three-quarters of the crowd within the next hour.

Usually debate hosts try to play it low key and let the spotlight be on the candidates buuuuuut.... Well, this is RhyDin where even a slimy gossip columnist like yours truly was given an opportunity to play debate host! This year it is Jaster who has the honor. He's looking absolutely fabulous supposedly in a brown double-breasted jacket with a mustard yellow shirt and tie! That Jaster! He may be green but he's one handsome b.e.a.s.t!

The candidates have come out to their podiums!

.... And Cor seems to be taking up residence with Fio at her's. In his ridiculous usual debate attire -- red leather and wrap around sunglasses. Evidently he's claiming that he always watches debates from a podium. BECAUSE HE'S BEEN IN THEM! Uuuugh. Totally nutter. For the moment Fio is putting up with him. But this is the mother of young children. We think eventually she'll take a ruler to his ass. Now THAT is something we'd like to see!

Audrey, unfortunately, is not present. She and her daughter are both sick with the flu but she's sent her wife, Magenta, in her place! And, really, when voting for a pretty face does one really care which pretty face shows up??? There's nobody out there actually voting for Audrey on the merit of her ideals, right???

The Anvil -- Kruger -- has arrived and is all pearly white smiles at the moment. We're still not sure he's not just in this election for girls. Who gives themselves the nickname 'the Anvil' and then asks people to take them seriously?

....aaaaand they're off and running. The first question has been asked! My question is -- WHY AREN'T YOU HERE???

Friday, June 8, 2012

Top 10 Things You Need To Know To Stay In The Know

10.  Yeardley and Reap are doing porn! In a church! They're not just going to do porn. They're planning on becoming porn stars. Yeah, we're not entirely sure how legit this is either but the Drunken Couple of the Decade, PJ and Reap, were overheard chatting about the ins and outs of porn and just how well Reap would... perform in that setting. Kitty evidently was encouraging them to break into the "heathen altar porn" since it evidently sells much better. Our sources claimed to stop listening after Yeardley said something about Reap signing his name in sperm. We don't blame them!

9.  Ever since breaking up with her live-in boyfriend, Jochin, the usually quiet and reserved Harper just can't seem to keep herself out of the gossip pages! And each time, she's in with a different man! This time it was her ex, John, who was overheard asking her into a room he was renting for the night at the Inn. Don't you wonder just how many love trysts those Inn rooms have seen over the years??? Panther really should consider renting them by the hour. Jochin, who broke up with Harper rather than go to rehab, was seen drinking in the Inn the next night complaining how he'd always be runner up to John in Harper's life. Seems like Harper's got more men than she knows what to do with! Who do YOU think she should choose???

8.  News is coming in that this Tuesday, June 12, is the release date of the newest album by The Judes! Quinn and crew will be on hand at an album release party at St. Andrews for a meet and greet and a performance of some of the songs off the new album as well as some fan favorites. There will evidently be a bunch of great local bands and some fantastic drink specials so be there! We sure hope one of the interns has hooked up us a deal with the company's PR deal to get paaaaid for the hype we publish!

7.  The absolutely stunning Zahra and OMGDOMENOW Bashir got awfully close when we weren't looking! And it seems the town's about to get another lawyer. Bashir is said to be leaving behind a more dangerous career to begin searching for work using his training as an attorney. Our sources say that he might just be laying down the groundwork to convince his father and Zahra that he is ready and willing to create a life and a family with her. They are an adorably cute couple together! But... really? Another lawyer? The lawyers in this city definitely seem worse than most, don't they? Not that we'd ever talk bad about ANY of the lawyers in town. Particularly Dewy, Cheatham, and Howe! Bunch of great guys they are! Really! We really really really mean that!

6.  We keep telling the women of RhyDin not to set their sights on imps, fairies, and pixies but noooobody ever listens to us! So LISTEN UP RhyDinettes because this is what happens when you hitch your dreams for a happy ever after to a pixie! Rumor has it that Jinx is engaged to be married to a hoooot (really way too sexy to be dating him) brunette imp named Fae. However, it isn't Fae but Jet that he's been seen blatantly leaving the Inn with at night. AND, if that wasn't enough, our sources say that he was caught locking lips with yet another fairy-like creature called Disharmony. AND he was overheard making plans with Amthy and Saffron to go skinny-dipping one night. Your lesson for the day? Pixies are simply NOT capable of keeping it in their pants.

5.  Mur's week was one heck of a mixed bag! On Sunday, after dropping from Warlord and, thus, nullifying his challenge for Matt's baronial title and losing his way into the lower ranks cyclical tournament, Mur beat the rather large pack to emerge with the Talon of Redwin. If his week had ended there, it would have been so bad but Mur had also challenged Matt in Fists and Magic. Aaaand the Fists challenge is where he ran head first into a rather large brick wall. He managed to score only ONE POINT IN TWO DUELS against Matt. The first one was an easy 5-0 win and the second 5-1. So, if you're keeping track at home, in Mur's round robin of sports titles against Matt, he's had one challenge canceled for losing rank and has had one complete butt whooping. Their Magic duel is scheduled for Monday, June 11 at 10 pm. Although, with all the continued problems on the Island with fire, it's a go as you dare sort of event. With the Keeper of Water busy defending his title, we wouldn't be shocked if the entities behind the fire see it as a time to strike!

4.  At what point does Kalamere go from happening, hot bachelor to.... well, just a little slimy??? His not-so exclusive relationship with Yeardley has been going on for quite a while and we have the feeling that she'd prefer that it was more exclusive than not. But now he's back to his old tricks with Teagan and Joey. The trio were seen in the Arena together this past week looking AWFULLY chummy. Our sources tell us that Teagan was QUITE drunk and that Joey ended up taking her back to Kal's. Kal DEFINITELY needs to be careful. Teagan is a mess, Joey has always had WAY too big of a crush on him, and Yeardley is definitely not the type you want to cross! Three beautiful women or not, there isn't a soul here at the Den of Gossip that wants to trade positions with him. TICK-TICK-TICKING TIME BOMB!

3.  Well, well, well. Lookie here who is acting like an idiot school boy with his first crush!!! Oh, how the mighty playboy of the dueling venues has fallen. Our sources are reporting back to us that G'nort was tripping all over his tongue as he asked Mercedes to officially be his girlfriend in a speech that was... well, less than articulate. She never seemed to directly answer the question and didn't seem over the moon that he'd asked. We're wondering if she's digging him as much as he's clearly digging her. Feel free to mock him if you run into him and don't feel the least bit guilty for it. If it were anybody else acting like a pimple-faced teenage boy mooning over the homecoming queen you better believe that he'd be the first in line to mock!

2.  The sword slingers of the Arena are going to have to try harder if they don't want this "Crew Rebellion" to succeed. The Warlord Tournament had a handful of Crew entries with the final three being the Crew's Kheldar, the Crew's Chris, and Sartan. Sartan was able to take the win in the double elimination tournament but just when they thought that they were safe from at least one challenge from the Crew Sartan TURNED DOWN THE PRIZES! Therefore, Kheldar took the baronial challenge, leaving Fatty McFaterson -- sorry, Chris Graziano -- with the overlord challenge. And the Overlord and her cadre of loyal barons still haven't said anything. It's like they're trying to ignore this is happening. The problem is that if they keep ignoring it and refuse to mount a defense, the Crew will take over the Baronial Council and maybe even the Overlord's title. Chris has issued challenge! We will have to wait and see what happens!

1.  Campaigning for the election of RhyDin's Governor is quickly heating up! The primary results found Audrey, Fio, and Kruger among the top vote getters and the three will be facing off in a debate on Sunday at 8 pm in the Great Hall. The community is invited to watch and ask the candidates questions. CEO of DeMuer Exports, Dib Jaster Aurene, will be hosting the event. We are GREEN with envy! Hahaha. Get it? Because Jaster is green.... Oh, never mind! The city is a mess of rumors on the upcoming debate and election! People are wondering what Audrey and Magenta will wear to the debates! Sergei, the young air-racer, stumped for his friend by writing her name in the sky Saturday night over RhyDin. If you missed it, shame on you! It was quite the sight. And we're hearing that Kruger is plastering the dueling venues with the news that a vote for Kruger is a vote for the duels. We're sure that his campaign thought they had the dueling venues locked up, this coziness between Fio and the Crew must be driving them craaaazy! We look forward to seeing YOU Sunday night at the debate! There will be live blogging of the event!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Top Ten Things You Need To Know To Stay In The Know!

10.  Well, it seems the jury's still out on Chryrie's new relationship! Or maybe we should say it's a hung jury. Amthy, Trae, and Trae's new guy, David, were all discussing Rick and Chryrie's blossoming romance in the Inn one evening. It was news to Amthy who thought she was seeing Marshall. We can't blame her! Even we here at the Den of Gossip have a hard time keeping up with Chryrie's romantic pursuits! While Amthy thought it was great news since Rick seems to be an easy-going, fun sort of guy, Chryrie's daughter was NOT happy. Trae was overheard calling him a "jerk", rolled her eyes recalling how Rick said that he would never leave Chryrie, and complaining about how Rick had hugged her without asking. At least David had the intelligence to keep quiet. You are dating a girl who is too young for you and whose mother isn't yet sold on you. It is in your best interest to keep your head down and your mouth shut. As for Rick? Well, looks like he's got some work to do if he's going to win over his new girl's daughter!
9.  We told you there was no way the whole Colt/Ten thing would last very long. It's already lasted longer than we expected but our sources tell us that there was quite a bit of tension between the couple as they hung out with friends, including Eless and Luke (who looked insanely happy as usual), Vera, and Harper. The last one is a bit notable since she just broke up with her longtime boyfriend, Jochin, and has been seen spending QUITE a bit of time with Colt and other Daniels as of late. In fact, the very next night Harper was seen at a table FULL of alcohol with a giant load of Daniels, Yeardley, and Kalamere. We hear that she left with Colt talking over plans to "hang out" at her place. Just a reminder -- friends don't steal friends' boyfriends, Harper!

8.  A small Archmage tournament was held on the Island this past Sunday between Matt, Xanth, Sivanna, and Nayun. The round robin tournament ended in a tie and a point differential tie breaker found Xanth as the winner. He then quickly had to face off against Archmage Lem several days later for a best of three match up for Magic's top title. Lem took the first soundly but the second was a closely pitched match that Lem managed to win by only a single point. In the midst of the major meltdown going on currently on the Isle (see #2) it's certainly a time that stability is needed on the Island! Congratulations to Lem!
7.  As the two-time defender of FireStar, Candy Hart has always been more of an Outback star than an Arena powerhouse. In fact, she's was just a commoner prior to Wednesday night's match. Thanks to a grant, she had an opportunity to challenge one of the Overlord's many loyal barons and took on Camilla for Old Market. And the girl was buuuuuck! So, yeah, she's a little scary looking and looks like she could stand to bathe a bit more often but her dueling skills are pretty bad ass! In the first match of the best of three, she didn't even let the Baroness score a point until the sixth round (and then only in an exchange). Candy won the first by a score of 5.5-2.0 and then moved on to the second where she held the Baroness to a half point less than the first match! She did not join the legion of loyals and instead declared herself loyal only to herself. So self-involved? Well, doesn't that just describe three-quarters of the Arena's dueling stars! She'll fit right in!

6.  Now we never wish ill of anyone's marriage but, really, this trouble couldn't be happening to a more annoying couple. Collie, who we are just hoping will hit menopause before she adds anymore children to this city, and Fenner, who we were hoping would stop causing problems in this city when his newspaper finally went belly up, are NOT doing well from what we're told. In fact, we hear that Rhiannon Brock was seen complaining to the Governor, Fio, about the amount of time she's been seen spending with the shady journalist. Evidently, according to Rhiannon, Fenner has been spending more time with gorgeous woman other than his wife than he has at home with his sick daughter. Several days later Collie herself was seen in the Inn speaking with Fio at length. Oooooh! Who would have ever pegged Fio as 'the other woman'???

5.  We just said last week that we had no idea to where all the Grangers had disappeared! Well, a handful of them did surface for Robyn's big night as Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde last Saturday night. In fact, old man Humphrey Granger himself was there in the company of the pregnant, Caroline. Robyn's brother, Shane, showed up as did Helena Granger who rarely pokes her head outside of Maple Grove these days. Tali and Brynne were spotted showing up together and Dr Leo Granger who rarely spends time with his family showed up to support Robyn along with his escort, Salem. Jon and his fiancee, Vicki, were present as well and we hear that quite the bouquet was delivered backstage for Robyn.

4.  Rumor has it that 21twelve is filing for bankruptcy! The news comes out of nowhere as the marketing campaign for "Getting Over Alyson" was just starting to heat up. In fact, the interns were in the process of setting up interviews for me with some of the stars! It seems that the movie will never see the light of day as the post-production crew has been sent home and the offices are being packed up. We're still holding out hope that a last minute buyer sweeps in to save it from going under. Doesn't Edward already have money invested in this venture? Wouldn't it be great to see RhyDin's Playboy swoop in and take it over? It's really such a shame.

3.  The Duel of Swords cycle is over and the tournaments are gearing up! The Talon of Redwin Tournament which is open to all the lower ranks will be held tonight and there are still a couple spots open for it if you'd like to throw your name into the hat. By Friday afternoon there was only one spot left! Seems like it's going to be a crowded one. The show starts at 8 pm and Mur (who just slipped his way back into the lower ranks) has declared that he will be schooling the entire field before moving on to become the first Talon-Baron. We shall see how that goes for him! The Warlord Tournament starts Sunday at 9 pm and has a handful of Crew entrants in their rebellion movement. In addition are a couple of people that have declared their intent to stand in the way of the Crew, notably Harris and Anubis. Some big stars like Wyh, Kal, and Red have also declared their intent to participate! Looks like it'll be an interesting one!

2.  Fire, fire, fire! It seems to have taken over Twilight Isle and the Magic community is at risk of losing their dueling home. Fire elementals have become increasingly hostile and attacking more and more of the island with... well, what else but FIRE! The Tower of Fire itself is said to be completely shrouded by flames. We hear it looks like a tower of fire! Matt, the Keeper of Water, has been busy battling the flames all over the Isle with the help of IceDancer. After successfully defending his title, ArchMage Lem continues to assist in the battle to regain control, sending in the Celestial Dragon to offer aid. Rumor has it that Sarah is frustrated with the Keeper of the Air's lack of help despite calls for assistance and has issued challenge. This is NOT good news for RhyDin. How long until the elementals are able to cross through the portal and into RhyDin??? When are authorities going to decide that it's time to destroy the portal???

1.  It's that time of year! Election season! The primary begins today and run through Sunday. And, as usual, in RhyDin we have quite the collection of candidates. There's Ander who is the man behind the ConColor nightclub and who has been running some sort of very visible personal militia around the city. A little frightening, no? What's his campaign message "Vote for me or my secret police will arrest you in your sleep"? There's also Fio who has been making interesting choices when it comes to the men that she's been seen rubbing elbows with as of late and who has been rumored to have thrown in her lot suddenly with the Arena's band of miscreants, The Crew. There's Kruger who is evidently going around calling himself "The Anvil" which really just sounds like a bad nickname for his... well, little Kruger. We hear that Fiona is running but doesn't seem to want to bother with actively campaigning. And, finally, we've got Audrey who signs her campaign posters "with love" and really just seems to be interested in the sort of difference she could make in political fashion. Hahahaha. You got to love RhyDin, right? Anyway! Make your voice heard! Get out and vote!