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Pierce Brosnan’s services will no longer be required for future James Bond films, according to He recently received a phone call informing him of the fact. Brosnan said he is grateful for the Bond experience, though he added, “It never felt real to me.” (But if he really believed he were Bond, I think he’d have some emotional issues.)

Rapper Eminem is at it again. This time he’s ripping Mariah Carey on his new “Anger Management” tour, according to Eminem has been playing Carey’s supposed phone messages from a few years ago when the pair may or may not have been dating. Carey’s entourage claims the voice is an imposter, and a lawsuit could be next. The skit begins when the rapper’s DJ plays “We Belong Together” and Mariah’s supposed messages begin with “I heard you were back with your ex-wife. Why won’t you call me?” and other similar messages. Eminem then pretends to get sick onstage, which then leads into his song “Puke.”

Ohio Governor Bob Taft has pleaded “no contest” to “self- purported mistakes”-namely violating an ethics law that requires free gifts of more than $75 to be reported on taxes, something Taft failed to do for the years 2001 through 2004, according to a report in the Kentucky Post last week. Taft’s free gifts, mostly made up of free golf outings, caused him to be the first Ohio governor charged with a crime. He was charged with four misdemeanors for which he was fined $4000, the maximum fine for that offense.

Fickle Paris Hilton first dropped her best friend, Nicole Richie. Now she’s dropped her formerly beloved teacup Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, according to The dog has been dropped in favor of her newer Chihuahua, Bambi. Tinkerbell has supposedly been packed off to Hilton’s mom, Kathy, because Tinkerbell had gotten too big.