KELSEY GRAMMER SLAMS TMZ and OTHER RUMOR REPORTS
Press – Meki Cox (Lyrics Express) – July 5, 2010
Not every online publication speaks the truth or cares about how what they write could possibly affect the celebrities that they are writing about. Some magazines carefully craft insidious stories bordering on the line of truth – and slipping into the darkness of malicious rumors.
Some of them choose to write whatever sounds good, regardless of the facts staring them in the face – all just because it sounds good – or sells – and they rarely think about how – what they say - might affect the individuals involved.
Such is the current situation with Kelsey Grammer’s recent divorce announcement – several reporters, and publications including TMZ announced horrible rumors which had no basis in reality.
These glaringly false commentaries and lies are the reasons Kelsey Grammer came out with his own blog post today to discuss the real issues around his divorce proceedings on KelseyLive.com
Not every marriage is easy – and certainly every divorce has it’s issues. Kelsey Grammer advised that there “were a few things” that he and his soon to be ex-wife, Camille Donatacci could not quite get right.
However, online – there has recent explosion of internet news claiming that the last straw to the marriage was when the actor failed to call his own children on the recent Father’s Day. Which Grammer has not quite understood why these untruths have been coming out.
“I don’t know who is generating them but the truth is that I did call my kids that evening. Frankly, I was surprised that they did not call me in the morning but I was thousands of miles away and working that day so I didn’t give it a second thought. I had texted Camille that morning to wish her Dad a Happy Father’s Day. I hoped that might serve as a reminder.”
Grammer is a five time Emmy Award winning star, best known for his performance as Frasier on NBC and for his performances in Cheers. He also had his show, Hank, on ABC – and is currently playing a Tony Award Nominated Georges, in La Cage Aux Folles.
He explains how he actually did, in fact, call his children which can be found on his OFFICIAL statement on his KelseyLive.com wall post:
“After the matinee, I and two of my old buddies drove up-state to spend a little time in the mountains. We stopped for dinner and when we got to the house (which has no cell service, by the way) I called them to see how they were doing as I do almost every night at around the same time, 11PM… my time–8PM their time, just before they go to bed”
Children often do not take separation from parents easily and Grammer wanted to reassure his daughter that he did, indeed love her when he found out that she was very upset.
Grammer continues to write, stating that his daughter had been upset, writing, “Apparently, Mason had been upset earlier that day because she was missing me. I spoke to her for some time and reassured her that I loved her and that I would be seeing her soon. “
Since Grammer is in New York, doing the Broadway play, Donatacci and their children, ages 5 and 8 – remained in Los Angeles. Originally, the couple had planned on having the children fly to New York for Father’s Day, but because there was already a trip planned a week later, they chose to wait.
“I love my kids and I miss them terribly. Camille and I had actually discussed bringing the kids out for that weekend but the family was scheduled to come out the following week for the month of July. I thought: why have them fly to NY twice in the same week?”
Grammer has long asked the press to be respectful of their privacy and has always maintained a decent relationship with press officials. He mentions in his wall post,
“I would like to start out by saying that both Camille and I have sworn to avoid any public forum as we go through what is bound to be a difficult process. However, when faced with malicious and unfounded rumors, I will defend myself. Some comments have surfaced about Father’s Day…”
Grammer has eloquently opened his heart and his life to his fans, especially on his own broadcasting channel – making readers around the world understand that Grammer is, indeed a man with feelings and issues, like the rest of the human race.
Grammer however, does deal with a specific rumor that ran around the press recently about him having an affair with a blonde – He tackles this in his blog post stating:
“A rumor from the “bottom of the barrel set” has surfaced about me and a dirty blond at a restaurant in NYC. It was April and we were seen smooching at Five Napkin Burger. The dirty blond was my daughter Spencer, who was visiting that entire month. I do take issue with the characterization that we were smooching but surely if that were the case then even I admit it might be newsworthy in some fashion.”
Even he has a sense of humor, when dealing with this type of touchy situation. Which, every reader will realize, divorce is difficult – and divorce among Celebrities is even more so, since the public is intimately involved with every single aspect of it.
Grammer then goes on to address the issue that everyone has on their mind – will he be dating again… And he handles this answer very comfortably and with respect, as he always does:
“Certainly, the time will come when I do see another woman. I expect Camille to see other men. I hope people and the press will understand that we are both free to carry on with our lives. I ask that everyone remain discreet for the sake of our children; I will certainly do so.”
And Grammer most certainly has remained entirely respectful of Camille, quite so, in fact he states this in his OFFICIAL Blog post on KelseyLive.com:
“Lastly, Camille and I had been discussing the possibility of a separation for some time before all this happened. She finally decided she should file. I respect her for this decision. I mean her no harm. I hope to have a great partnership with her in the raising of our children. I have always been proud to be their Dad; I have always been very involved in their lives. Ask anyone that knows us. “
Kelsey Grammer has chosen to create and maintain his own personal blog on his site KelseyLive.com – where he opens up to the public and plans on discrediting any malicious rumors that tabloids or journalists may be circulating at this time. He has always been open to his community on TODHD and generously opens his heart to the membership.
Kelsey Grammer Fans will be proud to know that Kelsey has embraced Social Media and has offered his official statements – to be posted on his site.
Now they will know where to find the truth about Kelsey Grammer!
Blog Posts Reprinted with permission from TODHD and Kelsey Grammer