Archive for June, 2008

Trix Or Treat?

Katie's got a new (old) look!

Here are a couple photos of Katie Holmes making her way out of a dance studio in LA, with little Suri Holmes-Cruise (in a matching top) cleaving to her bosom, where she has been taking dance classes in preparation for her upcoming stint on Broadway … take a look:

It looks like Katie got herself a new hairdo for her show as well. It is a definite nod to Speed Racer‘s girlfriend Trixie if I’ve ever seen one. Katie‘s new play All My Sons opens in September so she’s still got a couple months of rehearsals to get thru before her big debut. I just hope she keeps practicin’ … and keeps the new look, it kind works for her head shape :)

[Photo credit: X17]

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J. Lo’s New ‘Do

... is a don't?

Ruh-Ro! La Diva Latina, Jennifer Lopez, got herself a new haircut which she unveiled in Barcelona, Spain yesterday at the launch event for her new lingerie line which was designed for Italian brand Yamamay. Is it just me or is the new ‘do a bit too OC soccer mom?

I dunno … I don’t like it. I guess that’s OK cuz I doubt the other parents at the PTA meetings are really gonna care for her low-cut dresses.

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‘Quantum Of Solace’ Gets A Trailer

The latest 007 movie, Quantum Of Solace, is nearly upon us and so to get us prepared for the return of Bond, James Bond, here is the first trailer for the film, due in theaters on November 7:


UH OH! This time around it looks like Bond has got himself in a lick of seemingly insurmountable trubs … however will he get himself out of the mess he’s gotten himself into? Well, as long as Daniel Craig manages to stay sexy, stay badass and stay as unclothed as possible, I am deffo up for seeing this movie. Craig‘s Bond is the only Bond that has ever held any fascination for me. I loved Casino Royale, this one looks pretty good, too.

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‘Fair’ Thee Well, ‘Gossip Girl’

'Vanity Fair' names the next wave of 'Bright Young Hollywood'

The young cast of Gossip Girl is featured in the August issue of Vanity Fair magazine wherein the mag pontificates on the state of Young Hollywood (as it is wont to do from time to time) and names the new members of the next wave of, what they call, Bright Young Hollywood (also on the list Johan Hill, Emma Stone, Josh Peck, the Jonas brothers and more). Here is the mag’s photo of the Gossip gang all decked in in their best designer finery, walking brazenly into the wind:


It’s been only five years since V.F. took a reading of Hollywood’s youthquake—featuring the likes of Lindsay Lohan, the Olsen twins, and Shia LaBeouf—but the celebrity terrain has gotten rougher … As for the class of 2008 pictured in these pages, they inhabit a far more predatory media-parasite environment, a Grand Theft Auto of “gotcha,” which so far they’re handling with aplomb. Easy to track, hard to trap, they belong to the iGeneration, for whom texting and Twittering are as natural as popping orange Tic Tacs, inhabiting and trailing invisible clouds of information wherever they go in the digital eco-system, where online and off-line, real life and Second Life, overlap. Boundaries dissolve everywhere they turn their pretty heads. It’s a short, sharp hop from the wholesome happy perk of Disney’s Hannah Montana, whose Miley Cyrus can’t show a little bare shoulder without the world flipping its bonnet, to the spite-laced hangovers of the CW’s Gossip Girl, where decadence is in full Baudelairean flower. There, every Coach bag contains wanton secrets. Treachery and bitchery gleam from every compact mirror. Youth and beauty have their privileges, among them being the ability and agility to roll out into the hazy dawn following the squalors of the night before and still possess the throwaway glamour of a Bryan Ferry song. A fan craze and a critical fetish, Gossip Girl has hit the sweet spot of the Zeitgeist, the X mark where sex appeal and pop sociology intersect and the story lines hold an illusion of seamlessness, as if they sprang full-blown from the brow of Entertainment Weekly.

Uh huh. Yeah, this article has a whole lot of big words which, I assume, is meant to take the topic of being young, rich and famous in Hollywood and elevate it to something akin to a post graduate thesis. Under normal circumstances, I’d be down … but I had a hard time getting thru this article (which you can read in full HERE) without kinda wanting to die a little bit. I mean, I get it … you write for Vanity Fair, you can mix and mingle big words with up-to-the-second pop culture references with the best of them. It all reads just a smidge too seriously for me but … whatevs, I get it.

But just to keep the Gossip Girl love going, here are a few photos of the Gossip guys all grouped together in a new photoshoot, styled to within an inch of their lives:

After the jump, more photos of Chace Crawford (who, according to VF mag prefers the iPhone over the Blackberry), Penn Badgley (iPhone) and Ed Westwick (BlackBerry) individually from this same photoshoot … More »

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You’re The One That I ‘Wanted’

The TV Guide

Yesterday afternoon I got to spend some much needed time with Tracey and Zakiya for the first time in months. Poor Tracey has been laid up for the past 4 weeks after having gone thru shoulder surgery and she was really happy to have company. Princess Zakiya was just a complete doll … tho I am hugely disturbed by how fast she keeps growing. It wasn’t that long ago that she was barely crawling on the floor … these days, she’s barely riding Razor scooters — and she’s not even 3 years old yet! I’m telling you, my goddaughter is a GENIUS! Here are a few pics of Z playing with the Hulk Hands that I got for her:

I’m of the mind that there are no such things as boys toys and girls toys … and despite the fact that she has no idea who The Incredible Hulk is, I knew she’d love the Hulk Hands. We got to spend a few fun hours together … I’m really looking forward to Tracey’s full recovery … the poor woman has been cooped up for so long, I’m afraid she’s on the verge of turning into a crazy cat lady, minus the cats.

After my playdate with Tracey and Zakiya I met up with Sarah for a late night showing of Angelina Jolie‘s new movie Wanted:


Right off the bat, I have to stress that Russian director Timur Bekmambetov is a genius. He is so inventive and he has a really imaginative way of telling a story on screen. That being said, I didn’t really like Wanted as much as I loved his Russian films Night Watch and Day Watch. Wanted felt a bit like a watered down version of his vision and those of you who have seen his previous work prolly understand what I mean. That is not to say that Wanted is a bad or sub-standard film but having seen his previous work, Wanted left me wanting more. But what was presented as really effing cool. I’ve read a few reviews that liken the amazingness of the film to that of The Matrix when it first came out and I can totally see the connection … my response would be, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Trust me, if you liked Wanted, go out and pick up Night Watch and Day Watch and you will be blown away. All the cool stuff in Wanted shows up in these films but amped to the Nth degree. I wasn’t too thrilled with the ending but I did love the film. It’s visually very cool and the special effects are just impeccable. Action film fans will love it, I’m sure. I understand that Bekmambetov is working on the 3rd movie of the Night Watch trilogy, Twilight Watch … I really can’t wait to see that one. Sure, they’ll be a lot of subtitles to read but I’m telling you, his movies are mind-blowing.

Tonight, I’m meeting up with my friend Sherri and her childrens for a quick tete-a-tete before I head over to Sarah’s place for a little dinnerparty/sleep-over jamboree. Tara and Megan will be hanging out too … should be fun. It’s my last full day in Detroit, I fly back to LA tomorrow … I need some beach.

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Les News, 063008

George Carlin honored, eBay ordered to pay up, Heidi and God are BFFs
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I Need A Soldier

Preferably a Royal one

A new photo from Prince Harry‘s tour of duty in Afghanistan has come to light and has made its way to the InterWeb and I feel it is my sworn duty to share the goods with all y’all. As you may recall, Prince Harry embarked on a top secret mission to serve in active duty in war-torn Afghanistan at the end of last year/beginning of this year. His 10 week classified mission was cut short once the press got wind that he was serving in active wartime duty. In March, a few personal photos of Harry enjoying his downtime in Afghanistan were released to the media … but today a new photo has emerged … here is the new pic coupled with one of the earlier pics that has already been released:

Well now … this new pic is a nice one, yes? Dirty, sunburned and free ballin’ it … just the way nature intended. Perhaps there may be even more photos of Dirty Harry to come, perhaps not but I contend that this new photo goes along way to satisfy fans of His Royal Hotness.

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‘United’, They Stand

The 'Galaxy', They Fall

For the second time since joining the ranks of the LA Galaxy, David Beckham and his Galaxy teammates traveled to Washington DC to battle DC United only to return home in defeat. While the score was much closer last year (DC 1, LA 0), the Galaxy were handily defeated this time around with a final score of 4-1. Overall, David Beckham did his best to try and pull out a win … he kicked some balls, he ran around the field, etc. but couldn’t quite pull it together. He did find the time to grab his biz and strip off his shirt at the end of the game, tho, so it wasn’t a total wash. Here are a couple pics of Becks‘s arrival in DC early this weekend:

An adoring fan gave Becks that lovely yellow rose in his hand and he was very kind enough to oblige various fans with photos and autographs. Here are a few pics of Becks in action on the field this weekend despite his team’s loss … I do love how “in action” included grabbin’ his junk:


Once again, D.C. United stole the spotlight from the Los Angeles Galaxy. Last year in RFK Stadium, United held on for a 1-0 win when David Beckham made his long-awaited Major League Soccer debut. This year, as part of a national broadcast doubleheader with the Euro 2008 final, the Galaxy wilted in the heat as United’s stars – Marcelo Gallardo, Luciano Emilio and Jaime Moreno – made the ABC showcase their own with a 4-1 win. For United’s Clyde Simms, the TV time was a means to an end for a team that has few league games next month. “It helps send a message to the other teams that we’re playing better soccer,” Simms said. Beckham and fellow Galaxy star Landon Donovan created good chances at times and combined on the game’s best sequence, with Donovan one-timing the ball in the net on an incisive near-post pass from Beckham. But in a clear sign that this day would not be the Galaxy’s, the goal was nullified on a close offside call. The crowd of 35,979 heckled Beckham and Donovan, saving the loudest roar of the game for the late appearance of Ben Olsen, the United captain who has been battling career-threatening ankle injuries. The Barra Brava supporters group held several banners in tribute to Olsen at kickoff. Both teams’ offenses have been much better than their defenses this year, and a defensive blunder helped United take an early lead. Galaxy defender Ante Jazic clumsily barged into former teammate Santino Quaranta from behind in the penalty box. Moreno, MLS’ all-time leading scorer, calmly slotted home the penalty kick. United continued to press the game. A few minutes later, goalkeeper Steve Cronin came up big as Emilio timed a run to perfection and had a clean shot at the Galaxy goal. Beckham objected to a Moreno foul early in the half, drawing profane chants from the D.C. supporter groups. He put several dangerous passes forward in search of Edson Buddle, but the United defense cleared the danger … As they did last year, D.C. United fans took advantage of the spotlight to rev up the enthusiasm for their own team. A couple of signs were playful jabs at Beckham, including a “Shouldn’t you be in Austria?” banner, referring to the Euro 2008 tournament for which England did not qualify. An English flag in the upper level had “D.C. United” written across the middle. On United’s bench was Quavas Kirk. Last year, when Kirk was with the Galaxy, he was the player Beckham replaced as the crowd erupted for the megastar’s MLS debut.

Whoa! Who knew that we had bona fide soccer hooligans here in the US? It’s about time that American soccer fans started taking the sport seriously … now if only Becks and the Galaxy boys would start taking the sport seriously as well, they’d be all set ;) After the jump, a few photos of shirtless Becks walking off the field in defeat … More »

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Jesse Metcalfe Thugs At The Beach

While hotties like Hugh Jackman and Cristiano Ronaldo are gettin’ wet and wild in St. Tropez and Sardinia (respectively), Jesse Metcalfe is happy staying closer to home opting, instead, to enjoy the beaches of Southern California … Malibu, CA to be exact. Here are a few pics of the beefy Jesse rockin’ the ‘do rag at the beach this weekend:


Jesse has kept a pretty low profile for much of this year thus far … ever since he got dumped by his on-again-off-again girlfriend Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud back in January, Jesse has stayed pretty much out of the spotlight. When last we heard from him he had just posted new photos to his official My Space profile showing off his hairy, manly chest (which he has apparently waxed since) and before that there was the nasty little incident where he got knocked the eff out by British rapper Mims back in February. HMMM … considering the year the lad’s had thus far, I guess I can understand his desire to lay low. He still looks reallly good, ‘do rag notwithstanding … I hope the second half of the year turns out much better for him.

[Photo credit: X17]

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John Barrowman Does Toronto Pride

John Barrowman, the out and proud star of Torchwood (the closest thing we have right now to Buffy the Vampire Slayer), has been spending some time in Canada hanging out at Niagra Falls, working on a project called How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? and participating in the 2008 Toronto Pride Parade which took place yesterday … here are a couple pictures of John whooping it up on his float:


I love Torchwood and I love John Barrowman. Darion is the one who got me hooked on the amazing TV show and I can’t even tell you how much I love John‘s outspoken pride. I am not surprised in the least that he would choose to participate in Toronto’s Pride Parade whose theme this year was Unified! (possibly taking a cue from the Democrats here in the US?) Folks in LA might want to take note that John will be making a personal appearance at Book Soup on Sunset Blvd. to sign copies of his autobiography Anything Goes on July 23. Unfortch, I will not be able to attend (I’ll be traveling) but I know there are gads of Torchwood fans out there who might not want to miss this opportunity.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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