Archive for September, 2008

Lindsay Lohan & Samantha Ronson Enjoy A Mexican Holiday

¡Arriba, Arriba!

Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson, who are no strangers to jet-setting around the world in order to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, have made their way down to Mexico together to enjoy a little rest and relaxation this week. Here are pics of the bikini-clad ladies soaking up the sun South of the border yesterday afternoon:


Good for them!! I think it’s a great idea to get away sometimes and enjoy quality time together with the person that you lurve. Both Linds and Sam have been working very hard lately so I think they’re due for a nice holiday some place tropical and nice. Rest well and live it up, L. Ron. Woot!

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Eminem’s Return Confirmed … Sorta

Prepare ye the way for 'King Mathers'

First 50 Cent started talking about the return of Eminem and then Em himself spilled that he might be releasing an album of new material “this year” … and, according to News of the World, it looks like that is exactly what’s going to happen. Eminem appears ready to come out of retirement and release his first new studio album in over two years called King Mathers:


HIP hop, yer don’t stop—especially if you’re still SLIM SHADY. That’s right rap fans. Throw ya hands up in the air, and wave ’em like you just don’t care . . . for I can reveal that the Em-pire will strike back this Christmas. After years out of the rap game, the world’s most popular lyrical gangster EMINEM is back and spitting dope rhymes in the studio again. I understand that Slim Shady will stand up in style with a new album called King Mathers. Slim, real name MARSHALL MATHERS III, revealed: “I’m writing and producing again, banging out tracks—and the music just gets better and better” … The 35-year-old megastar has sold a staggering 80 MILLION records and now his label Interscope Records can’t wait for his new release by the end of the year. My source tells me: “It’s exciting times and, of course, there’s massive expectation surrounding this new record. “But the fans need not worry about its quality. Most of the music’s being mastered at the moment. There’s a real belief the album will go stellar.” The 8 Mile actor has teamed up with fellow hip hop rhymesayer 50 CENT in the studio. I’m told the pair have been spending hour upon hour at the mixing desk in Em’s Detroit home perfecting one of the biggest comebacks since the SPICE GIRLS. “Eminem is out to realise his full potential,” adds my man in the recording suite. “The volume and quality of music he’s producing is prodigious.” It’s good news for the controversial rapper after years of hurt. The star who brought us classics like Way I Am and Stan, confronted an addiction to sleeping pills in 2005. But the doting dad—still embroiled in an ongoing slagging match with mum Debbie Nelson—has revealed that the worst is over and he can finally concentrate on his music, which is great news for his legion of fans. He says: “For a while, I didn’t want to go back to the studio. I went through some bad times but I’m coming out of those. It feels good.”

I find it very interesting that in the same year that both Britney Spears and Xtina Aguilera are releasing new music (and that Britney is making a genuine “comeback”) Eminem is releasing music in a comeback of his own. That the height of Britney and Xtina‘s fame, Eminem also enjoyed his own staggering fame … fame that was built, sometimes, on lampooning the poplets and boybands that also ruled the airwaves at the start of the new millennium. It really is like 1999 all over again. It’s weird to think of these people all grown up. I’m curious to see if Em can achieve the same success that he enjoyed in his hey-day. Tastes change … will the public be ready to welcome back the real Slim Shady again?

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The ‘Gossip Girl’ Boys Do ‘Details’ Magazine

Who's got the fiercest pout?

The trio of hotness on the hit CW series Gossip Girl, made up of Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick, are featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Details magazine. In the boys’ coverstory (which they shared, apparently) the guys talk about all the fun and foibles that come from starring on the popular “It” show of the moment. Here is the GG boys’ cover photo and a portion of their interview:


A year ago, no one knew their names. Now, after getting chased around New York by schoolgirls and going to every posh party in the city, the three guys of Gossip Girl are realizing just how famous they’ve become. In an interview with Details magazine, Chace Crawford, Penn Badgley and Ed Westwick shared their craziest experiences since starring on the CW show. “We have a lot of older fans,” Badgley said. “I get a lot of guys coming up to me who are like, ‘Oh man, my wife loves the show.’ Couple of drinks later they come up and they’re like, ‘You know what, I love Dan.’ And they probably watch the show more than their wives.” With the fans, of course, come the paparazzi and the rumors. Badgley has learned to tune out the comments on his relationship with costar and girlfriend Blake Lively. “One of the things that’s been my bread and butter with all these television shows I’ve done is that I don’t give a sh—,” he said. Crawford, 23, may have the worst luck with Internet rumors. “Model turned actor, dime a dozen, eye candy, doesn’t know what he’s doing …” … His character, Nate Archibald, just stopped being a hooker for his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend’s stepmother, and he still says Nate is too sweet. “I’m hoping for a fall from grace for Nate. Five years from now, I better have murdered someone!” The other two also have thoughts on the direction their characters should go. Badgley thinks Dan is too judgmental and wants to explore his dark side, but Westwick thinks the opposite for bad boy Chuck. “Chuck’s just this vain kind of metrosexual Manhattan eccentric living in a flash world,” Westwick says. “He’s just mischievous. In the second season, you will see him do more of the good-guy thing.” Whether their alter egos are good or bad, the Gossip guys are hot and enjoying their moment in the spotlight. “One day it’s all going to go away,” Crawford said. “If this is what it is, then it’s wonderful.”

It’s nice that the guys have no problem sharing the spotlight … but they’re young and the show is still pretty new … the camaraderie may yet still fall apart to make way for in-fighting. You gotta wonder if Penn Badgely would’ve been able to score the cover of Details magazine all by himself. I could see Ed Westwick on the cover on his own and I can deffo see Chace Crawford scoring magazine covers left and right … but I’m not so sure about Penn. At least they’re all getting along and playing nice now so it’s not an issue … yet. I’m glad to hear that the guys seem to have their heads on straight and are being realistic about their new found fame. I think it’s wise to just enjoy it while they can and ride the wave for as long as they can. If they do a well enough job now, they may be asked back to reprise their roles 15 years in the future when the inevitable Gossip Girl spin-off show rears its ugly head.

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Guess Who’s Got A New Necklace

This one is E-Z

Can you guess which celeb was spotted out and about this weekend rockin’ a new piece of jewelry which she seemed very happy and proud to show off?


This one is really, really easy to guess … so no clues. After the jump, find out who it is … More »

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Makes A New Friend, Gets A New Job

Couldn't get any cuter

Sarah Michelle Gellar, better known to the world as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, got the hankering to spend some time with her fishy friends at Sea World in San Diego, CA this weekend and managed to get in on the act with one of the performers … check out this supercute pic of SMG with her new dolphin friend:


While this pic is prolly the cutest thing ever, there is more important SMG news to impart. HBO has announced that Ms. Gellar has signed on to appear in their new series The Wonderful Maladys which is set to hit the air next year. That’s right folks, SMG is making a return to the small screen:

Sarah Michelle Gellar is eyeing a return to television with a half-hour project set up at HBO from screenwriter Charles Randolph. Set in Gotham, “The Wonderful Maladys” ensembler revolves around the dysfunctional lives of three adult siblings who lost their parents at a young age. Randolph described Gellar’s character as having “a kind of zealous immaturity — like a drug addict with a to-do list.” Randolph wrote the script on spec last year with Gellar and HBO in mind. HBO recently bought the script and is aiming to shoot the single-camera pilot early next year. Gellar and Randolph will serve as exec producers should the project go forward, along with Brillstein Entertainment Partners. “We’re on a fast track,” said Brillstein CEO Jon Liebman. Gellar has focused on features since “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” ended its seven-year run in 2003. She called the chance to do a series with Randolph, Brillstein and HBO “a terrific next chapter for me” … Gellar and Randolph are repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

I hate to say it but, with the way that SMG‘s movie career has been going since her BtVS days, I kinda knew it was only a matter of time before she made a return to the small screen. Taking on this role for HBO is a good step back to TV for her, I think. She can still be challenged in a way that network TV cannot and isn’t faced with the prospect of carrying the entire project on her shoulders alone. I’m all for this … I can’t wait to get SMG back on TV on a weekly basis again.

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Red Hot ‘Chili’s’ Peoples

The TV Guide

Whew! It’s hot in SoCal, y’all. I gotta say, even tho I love the warmer weather here in LA, I’m not sure when I’ll actually get used to the idea of high 80 degree weather in October (the forecast is for hot temps all week long). Trust me, I’m not complain’ but … yeah, it’s hot. BUT ANYWAYS, yesterday I met up with Kirsten and Darion at the Chili’s in Westwood for a little dinner/hanging out session. As you know, Chili’s donated 100% of their proceeds yesterday to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and we wanted to be a part of their effort to raise money for the organization. We ate and talked and ate and drank and ate … as always, ’twas a very fun time:


If you weren’t able to make it out to Chili’s yesterday you are still able to make any donation you can afford to give to St. Jude’s Hospital HERE. You don’t need a special occasion to be a hero, you know ;)

That was pretty much my day … we didn’t stay out too late, I came home to watch some TV and read for a bit. Nice and chill, just the way I like it.

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Les News, 093008

Janet released, Chris Baker remembered, Slash going solo
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‘The Hills’: Hate The Player, Hate The Game

ATTENTION: 'THE HILLS' SPOILER ALERT WARNING

Oh man … last night’s ep of The Hills was chock full of drama of varying degrees … there were lies, there were tears and there was a pool party — what else could one ask for in a single episode of their favorite faux reality TV program?


Last night’s ep centered on Lauren LC Conrad‘s return and the fallout from Stephanie creepin’ behind her back to try and mack on her ex Doug. On the Speidi front, mama Montag came for a visit and she ended up getting into it with Spencer … man, drama city! After the jump, find out who was lying about what, who was crying about what and how nothing can really stay a secret for long on The Hills in the ep titled Don’t Act Innocent … More »

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Dylan McKay Returns To ’90210’ Tonight

... in a roundabout sorta way

At the risk of offering a very spoilery spoiler for tonight’s episode of 90210, I have some amazing news to share … which, I guess has already been shared by the title of this post. I apologize for my excitement but this, well, is just so exciting — they said it wouldn’t happen, we were told it wasn’t going to happen but … Dylan McKay will be making a return of sorts on tonight’s new ep of 90210:


But that’s all I want to say about this startling and very exciting revelation out here in the open. After the jump, check out a preview video of Dylan‘s return to the world of 90210More »

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Paris Hilton Releases Her New Single ‘My BFF’

Theme song to her new MTV series 'Paris Hilton's My New BFF'

Paris Hilton just debuted her new single/theme song My BFF on On Air with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS FM here in LA … which I present to all y’all for your aural pleasure:


The new track will serve as the theme song for Paris’s new MTV competitive reality TV show Paris Hilton’s My New BFF (which debuts on MTV tonight). You may recall that Paris revealed that her boyfriend and Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden is helping her out with her new music (and it is my guess that he most likely provided the lion’s share of help on the creation of this track) which is very evident by the way that is sounds. So, without further ado, check out Paris Hilton‘s new single My BFF for yourselves:


The song deffo has a Good Charlotte feel to it … and Paris‘s voice does sound a lot more mature. HMMM. What do y’all think?

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Xtina Aguilera Releases Her New Single Today

'Keeps Gettin' Better' finally available for purchase

Britney Spears isn’t the only popdiva promoting and releasing new music these days … Ms. Xtina Aguilera has got some new shizz of her own to promote as her new single Keeps Gettin’ Better is released for sale today. While her new Greatest Hits compilation Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade of Hits won’t be available for sale until November 11 (and only at Target stores), her new single Keeps Gettin’ Better is available for download now on iTunes. Here are a couple new promo pics of Xtina to go along with her new album:


It’s official, I’ve decided that I really love this track. It’s fun, catchy and really infectious … try as I might to deny it, I kinda love it now. I also love that both Xtina and Britney are back to releasing new music at the same time again … it kinda feels like 1999 again. At this point, tho, there is no reason for competition … each woman has achieved staggering success in their own right … we, as pop fans, can just sit back and enjoy it all together. It’s a pretty good time to be a pop music fan again … we get to enjoy new music by the poplets we know and love and not have to deal at all with those pesky boybands in the process. It’s a total win/win situation, don’t cha think?

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Jennifer Hudson Shows Off Her Rock

I wonder how much she paid for it ;)

Jennifer Hudson, who is currently in NYC doing promo work for her just released new album Jennifer Hudson, was snapped proudly showing off her new engagement ring (you may recall that J. Hud recently announced her engagement to reality TV personality David Otunga, better known as Punk on the VH1 competitive reality show I Love New York) around town so I thought it would be nice to feature it right here on the blog as well. I can’t help but notice how big the diamond stone is and she does seem pretty happy with it … I’m just curious how much a ring like that costs and who actually paid for it:


Now, I understand that Mr. Otunga is a lawyer in Chicago, IL and I know that lawyers make a lot of money … but how lucrative a lawyer can he be to be able to afford a rock of this magnitude? And if he really is this successful a lawyer, what the hell was he doing on reality TV in the first place? Y’all may recall that Britney Spears was the one who paid for her own engagement ring back when she wed Kevin Federline … mebbe that’s the same thing that’s going on here. And, for the record, I see nothing wrong with it. Jennifer Hudson really deserves to enjoy herself and her money, I think it’d be great if she did end up paying for her own engagement bling. What I’m really curious about is why J. Hud and Punk have never (to my knowledge) been photographed together. It seems odd to me that the couple would choose to never be seen together in public and yet, they are headed to the altar together. The whole scenario seems very strange to me … I’m not sure if I totally buy it all just yet. Doesn’t everything about the relationship between Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga seem really shady to all y’all?

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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Britney Spears Enjoys The NYC Day/Nightlife

Nice and easy

After surprising fans yesterday afternoon by showing up in person at the Z100 radio station in NYC to give a brief interview with DJ JJ to talk about various exciting things she’s got planned for the future (ie. world tour next year, bitches!!!), Britney spent a nice quiet night on the town refraining from doing anything more substantial than just enjoying a quiet dinner with friends. Wee! Here are a couple pics of Brit in the Z100 studio yesterday:


Z100 even uploaded video of Britney‘s interview, which you can watch HERE. I must admit, I’m still pretty jazzed by all the info that Britney gave in her interview yesterday afternoon. The thought of a world tour just … kills me … I am really excited to see Brit Brit on stage again :)

After stopping by Z100, Britters made her way to the Upper East Side later on in the day to grab a bite to eat at Serendipity 3 … here are a couple pics:


I’m just really, really very happy to know that Britney is staying on task, staying out of trubs and seems solely focused on making sure her comeback is a huge success. Her last album, Blackout, is such an amazing disc, I can only wonder how successful it could’ve been had she given this much attention to promoting it last year. Of course, we all know that she was in no position to do so but … at least, this time, she has the chance to really do it right. Keep doin’ what you’re doin’, Britney. We’re all with you.

[Photo credit: INFdaily; Source]

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Janet Jackson Hospitalized

Singer got 'suddenly ill'

Janet Jackson, who is currently on her Rock Witchu Tour, was suddenly struck ill during her soundcheck yesterday evening in Montreal, Canada and had to be rushed to the hospital, needless to say she did not take the stage for last night’s performance:


Janet Jackson has been hospitalized, a rep said Monday. The singer “got suddenly ill during the sound check” before her concert in Montreal and had to be rushed to the hospital, according to a statement released by W&W Public Relations. Jackson, 42, is being monitored at the hospital, and hopes to reschedule the show. No further information was given about Jackson’s condition.

Because there is very little official info about this hospitalization, there isn’t much to go on other than speculation and conjecture. While I would assume that her illness would have to be pretty severe to warrant a trip to the hospital, my hope is that her affliction isn’t serious and that she will be back on the road again soon. Get better, JJ … there are hordes of fans out there wishing you well and awaiting your return to the concert stage.

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

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‘True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten Is Truly Hawt

Oh, yeah

HBO‘s new series True Blood has only been on the air for a few weeks but those of you who have seen the show are surely very familiar with actor Ryan Kwanten who plays Jason on the series (brother to Anna Paquin‘s character). For those of you who don’t watch the show/know who he is … in a nutshell, he’s a very randy character with a sick body and a penchant for appearing on screen as nekkid as possible. It turns out he has that same penchant when it comes to posing for magazine photoshoots as well … behold:


After the jump, check out some NSFW uncensored fun with Mr. KwantenMore »

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Shocker! Fran Drescher Spotted With A Hawt Younger Man

Scandal! Scandal! Scandal!

Here are a few interesting pics of Fran Drescher, of The Nanny fame, making her way thru LAX Airport with a mysterious-looking younger man in her company. Could it be that Fran has gotten herself a hot young buck to play around with? Is this a possible new lurve connection for our dear Franny? HMMM?


Hee hee … actually, some of you may recognize this hot young buck as my good friend Jordan, who just so happens to work for Fran on her Cancer Schmancer organization. I had to have a bit of fun with these pics because, to my knowledge, I don’t believe that Jordan has been papped before. Now, I haven’t spoken to Jordan in a few weeks (what with our schedules being as crazy as they are) but I understand that he and Fran are off to Europe to do some work for Cancer Schmancer. I believe he/they will be away for about a month. Blah. I guess dinner with him is out for the foreseeable future. Oh and I gotta say … I never knew that Fran and Jordan made such a cute couple … mebbe there is a chance for romance somewhere along the way ;)

[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]

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Jennifer Lopez Wants Dudes To Smell Like Her

Launches 'Deseo Men' in NYC

Last Friday afternoon, David and Victoria Beckham descended upon Macy’s Department Store in NYC to do some in-store promo work for their new male and female fragrances called Signature. Now it’s Jennifer Lopez‘s turn … but while Les Beckhams managed to whip up a massive crowd of fans, J. Lo … well … didn’t. Here are a few pics of J. Lo at Macy’s in Herald Square promoting her new men’s fragrance Deseo Men:


OY … all these celebrity fragrances, it’s really becoming a bit much, don’t y’all think? I mean, I dunno who the target market is for a J. Lo fragrance for men. I, for one, would rather choose a fragrance from a known designer rather than a concoction whipped up by a celeb (which is really giving the celeb too much credit, all they really do is offer suggestions, then approve the final product) … but I suppose there are all types of people. I can’t imagine that revealing that one is wearing a J. Lo fragrance (especially a dude) will do much to curry favor for that person (especially if he is mackin’ on someone else — female or male) but … what do I know. Do any of y’all think you’d like your men smellin’ like Jennifer Lopez?

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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Britney Spears Announces A New World Tour

Talks to NYC's Z100 radio station

Earlier today we saw pics of Britney Spears making her arrival in NYC late last night and I surmised that she was in town to do some promo work for her new single Womanizer … and I was right. Early this afternoon, Britney gave an on-air interview to radio station Z100‘s DJ JJ and announced that not only is her new album Circus at the near completion stage but that she will “definitely” be doing a world tour next year!!!


Click HERE to hear the interview in its entirety but essentially Brit reveals that she just “recut” and mastered some tracks to put the finishing touches on Circus, that she was surprised that she won VMAs this year since she believes she has made better videos in her career and, yes, she is promising a world tour “next year” sometime. OMG … awesome news!!! Additionally, Britney talks about what she misses most about NYC — the pizza. Gurl, I hear that. THIS interview is a must-listen. She sounds great and totally back to her cute, normal self. Woot! I say, Woot!

[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin; Source]

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PITNB Readers, You Have Been Activated

The TV Guide

Yesterday was a pretty fun day … as much as I’m in the mood to do as little as possible for as long as I can, I ended up venturing out yesterday to do a couple of very cool things. First, I made my way out to Book Soup on Sunset Blvd. to attend an in-store book reading/singing by Juliana Hatfield who is promoting her new memoir When I Grow Up. Juliana read an excerpt, then performed a song and then read and then performed back and forth for about an hour. Then she took some questions and signed some books. She was in fine form … here are a few pics from the book signing:


It was a really great event … I loved that she was so open about her writing and was so willing to share even more of her than she does with just her music. I got her to sign my book and we chatted a bit about how I personally attended two of the concerts that she wrote about in her book. She also posed for a very pretty Polaroid photo for my collection … all in all, it was a great night. Book Soup, I must add, is a kickass bookstore. The staff are so knowledgeable and friendly … I ended up picking up a few books while I was there. If you’re in LA and you’ve never been there, you should check it out … it’s a great space.

After the book signing, I met up with Darion at Century City to see Eagle Eye:


While I didn’t really love the film, I can’t say that I hated it either. It was great up until the end … when you realize what is going on, then the whole things starts to fall apart. It’s action-packed and exciting … so we had fun but it’s nothing spectacular. Think War Games for the new generation … which makes me wonder if all of Shia LaBeof‘s movies have to be remakes (ie. Disturbia was basically a remake of Rear Window). While I had a good time, it’s not a movie I need to see again. If you suspend all belief, I think y’all might enjoy it. At the very least, it provides a fun thrill ride. I must warn you, watch out for Billy Bob Thornton‘s teeth … they are ginormous and wholly distracting. If you see the film, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

So yeah … it was fun hangin out with Darion last night:


We tend to have fun when we hang out. Tonight, I’m meeting up with D and Kirsten for a reunion dinner of sorts … you know we’re going to Chili’s to help raise funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital so … should be fun.

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Les News, 092908

Travis released from the hospital, no Led Zep reunion, no Wall Street bailout
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Have You Made Your Dinner Plans Yet?

'Cuz you can eat for a good cause today :)

Just a friendly reminder that today is a Big Day at Chili’s restaurants around the country … all proceeds from food sales today will be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which researches and treats pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases — and ALL patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family’s ability to pay. In order for St. Jude to be able to continue to treat patients who may not be able to afford their services, they need to raise much needed funds … which is where dining at Chili’s today comes in:


This is such an easy way for folks to help raise money for such a needy cause. What better way to give back then by enjoying a fun meal at Chili’s? I, personally, am a fan of their Chicken Crispers and I tend to pair that with a frozen margarita … MMMM :)

If, instead, you’d like to take a pass on enjoying a wonderfully delicious dining experience at Chili’s today, you can click HERE to make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital directly.

So … if you’ve yet to make your dining plans for today, may I suggest you consider dining at Chili’s? I know that I’d be much obliged and I’m sure the kids at St. Jude’s would appreciate it as well ;)

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Are You Registered To ‘Rock The Vote’?

Deadlines are looming

Back in May we got to see Xtina Aguilera‘s Rock the Vote PSA, which she filmed with her baby Max Liron swaddled in an American flag, and just last week we saw a few pics of Xtina at a Rock the Vote event (Max Liron-less). Today we check out the official Rock the Vote poster along with a friendly reminder that deadlines for registering to vote are coming up. Depending on which state you live in, deadlines for registering to vote are coming up as early as this week:


This election is a very important one for our country, I urge you all to click HERE to find out what the registration deadline is for your state and to click HERE to find out how to make sure you are registered to vote in November’s presidential election. If things are ever gonna change in this country, we have to take action and make sure our voices are heard so that the change we so desperately need will come. If you don’t vote, you are letting other people decide what is best for you … don’t lose your power, you have to vote.

And since we’re on the topic of Xtina and her son Max, here are a couple pics of the cute couple stepping out together this weekend … I post these pics just to show how much Max has grown since May:


He is so big … and he looks a lot like his daddy Jordy Bratman. Cute! But anyways, to get back on topic … make sure y’all get registered to vote, y’all. We can affect change in this country … but we can’t be passive and hope it comes, we have to proactive and insist that it comes … and you can’t do that if you’re not registered to vote.

[Photo credit: X17; Source]

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Madonna’s Grecian Formula

Takes the kids sightseeing in Athens

Here are a few pics of Madonna and her children Lourdes, Rocco and David Banda enjoying an afternoon of sightseeing together in Athens, Greece (in between tour stops on Maddy‘s Sticky & Sweet World Tour) over the weekend. Daddy Guy Ritchie was not along for the little family holiday (presumably, he was bizzy promoting his new movie RockNRolla elsewhere in the world) but it looks like a fun time was had by all nonetheless … behold:


It’s nice to see that her Madgesty toweled off before hittin’ the sights with her kids, she looks pretty good in these pics … tracksuit notwithstanding. I can’t believe how much notsolittle David Banda has grown just this year already. He looks like a little kid now. It’s nice to see that Madonna is carving out some freetime for her kids as she tours the planet … it’s great to see that mommy duty still takes center stage even while she is on a world tour.

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‘Do You Believe In Fairy Tales?’

Ever wonder how they smell?

Paris Hilton is at it again … here is the first promo ad for her 5th, that’s right 5th, celebrity fragrance called Fairy Dust. Now, I dunno why any one person needs to have 5 smells on the market but … here you have it, Fairy Dust by Paris Hilton:


Paris Hilton’s fifth addition to her fragrance empire, Fairy Dust, won’t be hitting stores until the middle of next month, but the reality star is giving PEOPLE an exclusive first look at the new images from her print campaign. The ads for the pink peony, orange blossom, gardenia and vanilla creme scent feature a winged, wand-wielding Paris playing a real-life fairy, and ask, “Do you believe in fairy tales?”

Not that I’ve actually smelled any of them but of Paris‘s now numerous smells, I quite like the ad campaign for this one. I must admit, I do vastly prefer the promo ad campaign for Britney Spears‘s fragrance Fantasy (which looks similar to this ad campaign), I think this is a good way for Paris to go. That Can Can thing she tried with her last fragrance didn’t do it for me. Still … can Paris Hilton pull off the innocent fairy thing? Does this ad campaign resonate with any of y’all?

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Matilda Rose Inherits Heath Ledger’s Estate

Legacy?

People magazine is reporting that Matilda Rose, the only child of the late Heath Ledger, will be the sole heir of Ledger‘s estate … which has been determined by Ledger‘s next of kin. While I find this wholly appropriate, I cannot help but think on this as a sad, bittersweet development in Matilda‘s very young life. There is a snag, tho … TMZ is reporting that the life insurance company that insured Ledger‘s policy is opening their own investigation into his death to determine if he died by accident or by suicide … if suicide, they will not have to pay out the premium. Blah. What a sad, gross scenario this whole thing has become. Here are a few really supercute pics of Matila out for a stroll on the streets of NYC this weekend, lookin’ as cute as can be … thankfully, she’s too young yet to know what any of this stuff means:


Heath Ledger’s family has decided to donate his entire estate to the late actor’s daughter, Matilda Rose. Two years before his little girl was born, the Dark Knight star – who died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in January – signed a will leaving his fortune to his parents and sisters. But Ledger’s father, Kim, says they have decided that all the money should all go to 2-year-old Matilda (the actor’s daughter with ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams). In fact, he tells PEOPLE, that was the plan “from the moment my boy passed away.” “There was never any question about the fact that Heath’s estate would go to Matilda,” he says, confirming a report in Australia’s Sunday Times. “Never a question. We are very close to Michelle and Matilda” … Although some reports have valued Ledger’s assets at up to $20 million, Adelaide accountant Mark Dyson – an executor of the actor’s estate – has refused to state the amount Matilda will inherit.

It’s unclear if the premium to be paid from Ledger‘s life insurance policy is included in his estate … which could significantly affect Matilda‘s inheritance:

The company that wrote Heath Ledger’s $10 million life insurance policy is being sued after claiming the actor’s death might have been a suicide, even though officials concluded it was accidental. Lawyers for Ledger’s daughter say it’s a transparent ploy to avoid paying the money. ReliaStar Life Insurance Company wrote the policy in June 2007 — six months before Ledger died. The beneficiary of the policy is a trustee who would hold the money for 2-year-old Matilda. Instead of paying the $10 mil, ReliaStar set out to investigate whether Ledger took his own life, despite the fact that the New York City Medical Examiner ruled the death accidental. TMZ has obtained a lawsuit, filed by Matilda’s trustee, claiming ReliaStar (owned by ING Americas) has acted in bad faith by not promptly paying the $10 million and by wrongfully prying into the life of Heath Ledger after his death. Sources say lawyers for the insurance company have claimed Ledger’s death was “suspicious” — possibly suicide, which would nullify the policy. The company alleges in its answer to the lawsuit, “ReliaStar is entitled to investigate Plaintiff’s claim to determine if the ‘Suicide’ provision is applicable.” That provision states, “If the Insured commits suicide … we will pay only the amount of premiums paid to us.” ReliaStar’s lawyers have informed Matilda’s lawyers they intend to take the depositions of Mary-Kate Olsen, as well as the masseuse who was at Ledger’s home when he died, Ledger’s colleagues on his last film, his agents, doctors, psychologists and others. Lawyers for Matilda believe the insurance company is trying to scare and shame them into submission. They believe ReliaStar is trying to drag the process out, for what could be years, to avoid paying the money. We’re also told ReliaStar believes Ledger may have lied on two questions on his insurance application — specifically, whether he was taking prescription drugs when he filled out the application and whether he ever used illegal drugs. In its answer to the lawsuit, ReliaStar claims it can contest the policy if Ledger lied on the application and it was a “material misrepresentation.” Sources tell us Ledger had a prescription for Ambien when he filled out the application, but Ambien was not in his system when he died, nor were any illegal drugs. Lawyers for Matilda’s trust claim ReliaStar is flagrantly violating California law, which prohibits insurance companies from re-examining insurance applications after the policyholder dies. In the lawsuit, Matilda’s lawyers say they received a letter from ReliaStar, asking them to identify “all physicians who attended to [Ledger] and all hospitals or institutions where [he] was treated since 1996.” Matilda’s lawyers say the request blatantly violates the law. An official for ReliaStar told TMZ, “No decision has been made on the claim.” But lawyers for Matilda’s trust believe ReliaStar should have already paid and, according to the suit, is acting “maliciously, fraudulently and/or oppressively … depriving plaintiff of the insurance policy benefits.”

I thnk it’s safe to assume any any insurance company is gonna do whatever it can to keep from paying out premiums, so this comes as no surprise. Whether or not they are able to build a case that benefits them, tho, is another question. In the end, who is the final arbiter? If ReliaStar determines that they don’t have to pay out … who has the final say? Again, I’m glad that little Matilda is too young to comprehend any of this stuff. She is such a little doll, the spitting image of her late father. My heart goes out to her because despite whatever money she may get in the end, it will never be enough to replace the absence of her father :(

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Britney Spears Makes Her Way To The Big Apple

But not before a lovely dinner with her kids here in SoCal

Britney Spears caused a bit of a sensation at LAX Airport here in LA yesterday morning (as she usually does wherever she goes) as she made her way to NYC, where she arrived late last night. But before Brit Brit flied the friendly transcontinental skies, she went out for a lovely dinner with her sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, as well as her father Jamie Spears and small entourage on Saturday night. Here are pics of Britney and her family making their way out of Wolfgang Steak House in Beverly Hills, CA Sat. night:


It should be noted that Brit & Co. ate at the Wolfgang Steak House owned by Wolfgang Zwiener and NOT Wolfgang Puck (which you may recall has some … interesting … art on the walls). And here are a few photos of Britney‘s grand arrival at LAX Airport and then her arrival at JFK Airport in NYC:


I understand that Britney has made her way to NYC in order to take care of some biz to promote her new single Womanizer (which debuted last Friday) and album Circus (which will be released on December 2). I wouldn’t be surprised if she made her way to the East Coast to shoot a few photoshoots, mebbe film some video, possibly schmooze some record execs … you know, typical popstar stuff. I am really excited for the coming months … I understand that Womanizer will be available for sale on iTunes on October 7, giving it enough time to marinate on the radio and in cyberspace so that folks will go wild when it is finally released for sale. The track is sure to go straight to #1, I’m absolutely certain. Wee … it is so great having Britney Spears back on the scene … working! Keep it up, Britters, we are so with you.

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Heather Locklear’s Arrest Caught On Film

Sooo busted!

Yesterday morning TMZ broke the news that Heather Locklear was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving while under the influence … this morning they provide photos of Heather‘s actual arrest — from Breathalyzer to handcuffs to mugshot — which, even if she never has to actually pay for her crimes, should be detrimental to her attempts to win custody of her daughter away from ex-hubby Richie Sambora. Click HERE to see the pics:

TMZ has obtained photos of Heather Locklear’s DUI arrest on Saturday near Santa Barbara. The actress looks somewhat dazed as she’s taken into custody. But after taking a closer look, she could have an interesting defense. A resident called authorities after allegedly seeing Locklear driving “erratically” in a parking lot. But the CHP didn’t see her driving — she had pulled over on her own accord before they got there. There are reports she was arrested for driving under the influence of prescription medication — but we’re told the tests are still being analyzed. As we posted yesterday, no alcohol was involved. The bottom line — Locklear has a lawyer with a Ty Cobb batting average, Blair Berk. Especially given that deputies apparently didn’t see her driving, look for a plea bargain and very possibly a reduced charge — e.g., reckless driving. By the way, check out the huge rock on her finger. She was apparently staying at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito with Jack Wagner.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure since the police have no evidence that Heather was actually driving while under the influence of whatever it is she may have been under the influence of, the prosecutor is going to have a tough time getting anything substantial to stick. Plea bargain looks they way to go … which is pretty much what I predicted yesterday. Also, I gotta say that I’m pretty disturbed by the photo of the police officer taking a cellphone photo of Heather getting arrested … can they actually do that? Are police officers allowed to take photos like these (which can be sold, for example) while they are on the job? Just wondering. In any event, altho Heather will prolly not have to serve any sort of real punishment for this arrest, I’m sure these photos will come back to haunt her. Is that enough to keep her clean? I guess time will eventually tell.

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Katie Holmes Gets ‘Stone’d

Those Broadway lessons are paying off

You may recall that Katie Holmes was snapped shooting scenes for a guest starring stint on the Jonny Lee Miller fronted ABC series Eli Stone back in July and we can now, at last, see the result of all of her hard work. The new season of Eli Stone doesn’t debut until October 14 but I have seen the show before and, by the look of these minorly spoilery screencaps, I believe that Katie will be featured in one of the Eli Stone‘s trademark fantasy musical numbers:


Katie Holmes is bound to set pulses race with this steamy performance on an American television show. The 29-year-old showed off her sultry side as she went back to her TV roots – guest starring in Eli Stone. She had her work cut out for her – playing the role of a nonprofit attorney that required her to tap into her singing and dancing skills. But the mum-of-one appears to have taken it in her stride. In scenes reminiscent of the musical Chicago, she cut an elegant figure in skintight black with long black gloves, striking poses that showed off her shapely form. Co-star Natasha Henstridge told People magazine that the actress was “super gracious and lovely”. “And statuesque and gorgeous,” she added. And Stephen McPherson, president of ABC Entertainment, described Katie’s performance as “exquisite”. Eli Stone is a comedy-drama about a lawyer, played by British actor Jonny Lee Miller, who is suffering from an inoperable brain aneurysm that causes him to have realistic hallucinations.

Aww … it’s so great seeing Katie do fun stuff like this cuz, you know, I always fear that hubby Tom Cruise doesn’t like to let her have any sort of fun out of his sight in any capacity. It looks like she did a great job … but might there be more TV in the young actresses future? Any fun guest starring stints y’all think she should tackle?

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ChRihanna Can’t Get Enough KFC

Original or extra crispy?

Here are a few photos of secret lovebirds Rihanna and Chris Brown feeding their fast food addiction at their fave restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken. Clearly, the couple didn’t want to be spotted together but it remains unclear whether they were trying to keep their secret loveaffair from being detected or if they were just embarrassed that they got papped at KFC again:


You know what, I ain’t even gonna front … I can appreciate these two’s lurve for KFC … they got the bomb popcorn chicken and those potato wedges? MMM MMM. That’s some good stuff right there. Sometimes I’m in the mood for their mash potatoes and gravy and I dip the popcorn chicken in the gravy … yeah man, that shizz is the bomb. I actually can’t even hate on Chris and Ri Ri for spending so much time at KFC … in fact, I think I know what I’m having for lunch today. Mebbe I’ll see them there.

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So This Is Where They Keep The Sun

The TV Guide

So, I finally made it back home, safe and sound, from my recent world travels. I awoke today to a very bright and sunny day … and it’s warm, too! The last time I saw the actual sun was on our last day in Reykjavik, Iceland … cuz it was cloudy and rainy the entire time I was in NYC this week. As much as I miss my boo, I’m glad to be home again in the warm SoCal sun.

I plan on doing as little as possible for as long as I can … but tonight, I think I’m gonna make my way out to a Juliana Hatfield booksigning event at Book Soup here in LA. You may recall that I really enjoyed reading her new book When I Grow Up so I’m curious to hear her talk about it in person tonight. Later on, Darion and I are gonna try and catch a movie so … yeah, it’s really great to be home again.

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Les News, 092808

Ellen gets softer, Adler and Doonan hitched, Madonna fined
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Hot Dude Of The Week: Sean

Weekend Hotness

Woot! It is time for the Hot Dude of the Week and now that I’m back in SoCal, it’s time to strip off all the heavy clothing and get back to the beach … well, figuratively, that is. Say hello to Hot Dude Sean who, coincidentally enough, is both at the beach and stripped down to almost nekkidness:


I mean, after the fun yet cold adventures that David and I experienced in Iceland recently, I can totally understand where Sean is coming from … sometimes you just want to get as nekkid as possible and enjoy the sunny warm weather (and it must be said that Sean looks a whole lot better soaking wet than, say, Madonna does). I’m with you Sean, I’m down. Ahh, it’s good to be home again. Enjoy!!!

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Where Have We Seen This Sparkly Headband Before?

HMMM, I wonder

Lauren Lo Bosworth wasn’t rollin in Las Vegas, NV all by herself last night, no siree, she was rollin’ with her BFF Lauren LC Conrad (cuz these days where LC goes, Lo goes). But while Lo was bizzy mackin’ on the dudes at TAO nightclub, LC was bizzy downin’ cocktails like there was no tomorrow … which, in Vegas, is pretty much expected. Curiously, LC was spotted rockin’ a new fashion accessory that looks awfully familiar … wherever did we see this sparkly headband before?


Oh, that’s right … it’s EXACTLY THE SAME SPARKLY HEADBAND that Nicole Richie wore during New York Fashion Week earlier this month. Yeah, I can’t really say that I’m a fan of this look but I think the advantage goes to Nicole because A.) she wore it first and better and B.) see A. Who do y’all think rocked the Xmas garland sparkly headband better?

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Lo Bosworth Gets Some Action Of Her Own

Finally

Lauren Lo Bosworth, Lauren LC Conrad‘s loyal BFF and new #2 on The Hills, made her way out to Las Vegas, NV this weekend to try her luck on the man-front … and it looks like she hit paydirt. After sippin’ down a few cocktails and chatting up the young chap seated next to her (who kinda looks a little bit like Ryan Reynolds but that would be impossible because he was bizzy getting married to Scarlett Johansson in Canada last night) at TAO nightclub inside the Venetian Hotel and Casino, she managed to get the lad to swap spit with her. Lucky her … or lucky him?


It’s unclear if any of this action will make it’s way to air on a future ep of The Hills but by the boozy look on her flushed face, my guess is gonna be no way … which is a shame because Lo never gets any action on the show. It’s always all about LCLC, LC, LC … when does Lo have her time to shine? Huh? When MTV needs to launch a spin-off show … who do they go with? Not Lo. When the storyline calls for a sad betrayal with one of LC‘s ex-boyfriends, who do they go with? Not Lo. Damn. Give the girl some material she can work with … and some more free booze cuz this shizz is really funny to watch :)

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Jennifer Aniston Is Still On Vacay

Manless and lovin' it

Last Tuesday we saw pics of Jennifer Aniston chillin’ in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with a mysterious-looking fellow and today we get to see a few more pics of Jen continuing to enjoy her Mexican holiday … only this time, she is manless and bikiniclad … behold:


You gotta admit, she is lookin’ damn good these days. I think it’s actually a good thing for her to chill out on the man sitch for a while and just roll solo. As much as I liked her with John Mayer (pour one out for Mayerston, please) I think it’s great that she is able to enjoy being alone as well. Rest up, Jen … and soak up some of that sun for all of us, too.

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Heather Locklear Busted!

Popped for allegedly driving while impaired

TMZ is reporting that Heather Locklear (who is currently going thru a custody battle for the child she has with Richie Sambora — who has also been busted for DUI) was arrested in the Santa Barbara, CA area last night under the suspicion that she was driving while under the influence … of something:


TMZ has learned Heather Locklear was arrested yesterday on suspicion of driving while impaired. Locklear was pulled over while driving in the Santa Barbara area. Law enforcement officers tell us alcohol was not involved, however they are conducting tests to determine if Locklear was under the influence of drugs. We’re told she was released on her own recognizance, without having to post bail. This could set up a bizarre custody battle given that Locklear and ex hubby Richie Sambora have both been busted for similar charges.

You may recall that Heather voluntarily checked herself into a medical facility in Arizona to treat depression last June … but could she be dealing with substance abuse issues as well? I’m actually pretty floored that the police just let her go on her own recognizance just because she’s a celebrity. It’s really just … mind-boggling that these sorts of things happen in our justice system and no one really bats an eyelash. In any event, I’m sure we’ll know soon enough if she was under the influence of something and whether or not she’ll be punished for this alleged crime. My guess … nothing will ever come of this at all.

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Tina Fey Kills As Sarah Palin On ‘SNL’ Once Again

Down pat

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened last night’s ep of Saturday Night Live again as they did a couple of weekends ago (where Fey played Sarah Palin and Poehler played Hillary Clinton). This time, tho, Tina played Palin to Poehler‘s Katie Couric (in a skit that mocked Couric‘s multipart interview with Palin which took place earlier in the week). Here for your viewing enjoyment is last night’s hilarious opening skit in full:


LOLOLOL. Not only was this skit insanely funny (and Fey‘s portrayal of Palin perfect in every way) but is scarily similar to the actual interview between Couric and Palin. Those of you who were able to watch the actual interview on the CBS Evening News know that Tina Fey managed to duplicate Palin’s confused and semi-meaningless answers. I mean, it’s funny but … really still very scary. In any event, I just love it when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler do skits together … they make SNL totally worth watching again :)

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Scarlett Johansson & Ryan Reynolds Got Hitched

ScRyan tie the knot

Happy news to report today … People magazine is reporting that Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds went and got themselves MARRIED in a “quiet” (ie. supersecret) wedding ceremony in Canada, Ryan‘s home country, last night. You may recall that ScRyan confirmed that they got engaged back in May of this year after they had been dating for about a year. I, for one, am not really surprised that they did the deed in this manner (they always struck me as the sneaky types) so much congrats goes out to the happy couple today:


Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds made it official with a quiet wedding this weekend, a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE. Reynolds’s rep also confirmed that they were married … Johansson, 23, began dating Reynolds, 31, last year shortly after his split from singer Alanis Morissette, who recently expressed well wishes on her ex’s engagement.

Altho light on deets at this point, their secret nuptials went down pretty much the way I anticipated that they would. The couple have been extremely quiet about their relationship from the very beginning. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more info soon … at least, I hope we will … it’d be just like the couple to pull a Beyoncé & Jay-Z by staying completely mum on the topic for months to come. In any event, much love and congrats goes out to the happy couple. Mazel Tov!

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The Wet Look Isn’t A Good One For Madonna

Get the woman a towel, please

So … you know how I have that theory about how everyone looks better/hotter/sexier when they are wet? Yeah, it turns out that my theory does not hold true in absolutely every case. Here are photos of a very wet-looking Madonna and she looks anything but better/hotter/sexier:


Despite the hours in the gym, rumours of plastic surgery, and strict macrobiotic diet, it seems Madonna is as susceptible to the effects of ageing as anyone else. Leaving her hotel in Paris yesterday the 50-year-old looked gaunt faced and tired, hiding behind the large frames of her black Chanel glasses. With her wet hair clinging lifelessly to her head Madonna was certainly looking her age. Her black outfit and fake fur shaggy cardigan only accentuated the similarities. Of course it is only to be expected if Madonna is feeling a little tired. She has been at the forefront of the music industry for 25 years, and is in the middle of a punishing 50-date world tour. The Material Girl is also well-known for enduring two-hour gym sessions, six days a week at her private £6 million personal gym. And of top of her career and work-out schedule she is also a doting mother of three.

Oh yeah, I think I need to get a new theory. Yipes!!

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Britney Spears Still <3s Her Starbucks

A return to form

Wee … remember those bygone days when the most scandalous thing to occupy Britney Spears‘s day was a trip to Starbucks for a caffeinated drink? Well, it looks like those days are here again … Brit Brit ventured out yesterday in search of a coffee fix and managed to limit herself to picking up just two Starbucks beverages:


Okay … so mebbe it’s a little over-the-top to celebrate something as menial as a trip to Starbucks … but I’m just reminded of those innocent days when this was pretty much all that Britney did. Pre-crazy, pre-Paris Hilton, pre-Kevin Federline … it wasn’t that long ago. Oversized sunglasses and a Starbucks cup firmly in hand was the dress code for all Hollywood “It” Girls … pardon me if I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. Sorry, I’m gonna need a tissue to wipe away my teary eyes … this is a beyootiful sight :)

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‘We Are Magic’

The TV Guide

Sigh. Last night I made my way out to the Helen Hayes Theater to catch one final performance of the amazingly fun show Xanadu after learning that the show will be closing this Sunday night. I’ve been a huge fan of the show for months and simply had to make my way out to see it one last time before it leaves Broadway:


The show, as always, was hilariously funny and very entertaining … I just love it to pieces. There were a few little changes and additions with new ad libs thrown in for good measure. Whoopi Goldberg, who did a 2-week stint in the show last month, was used as a joke near the end of the performance and mention of “Harry Potter showing his ‘magic wand’” in Equus (playing at the Broadhurst Theater across the street from the Helen Hayes) was also thrown into the dialog. The show is just so funny, so well acted … I’m bummed it’s leaving Broadway. After the show, I got to say a quick hello to lead performers Kerry Butler (Clio/Kira) and Cheyenne Jackson (Sonny Malone) and snap a couple of pics with them:


Hee hee … they both managed to recognize me even with my new blonde hair and Cheyenne even played with it a little, saying he liked it. Yeah, I died. I also got to meet a few Pink readers … got a pic with Lanz:


And also got to meet his boyfriend Jeremy. I also got to meet a cute girl whose name I cannot recall but found very lovely and sweet and was very happy to chat with.

I had a great night … altho I’m sad that Xanadu is leaving Broadway, I’m happy that it will live on in tours. The show comes to LA next month … Woot!

I leave for LA in a few hours so … I’m actually really looking forward to being home for a change ;)

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Les News, 092708

Beckhams Americanized, Led Zep to tour, Ledger scholarship launched
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PITNB Readers, 092708

A first family photo, a first birthday and a first smile

Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Rachel sends in a pic of her brother, sister-in-law and niece Adam, Shani and Maya sitting together for their first family photo (Maya was born on September 18) — Lesley sends in a pic of her 12-week old baby boy Ethan sharing his first smile caught in a photo — Sada sends in a pic of her son celebrating his first birthday, the little trooper has endured 6 operations in his short life so his first bday is a very happy occasion for the family — Azamela, Margie and Laura send in a pic that was taken around km 20 of 60 in Vancouver, BC during the Weekend to End Breast Cancer 2008Jeremey sends in a pic of a bunch of lovely Detroit ladies gettin’ their party on in Royal Oak, MI recently — Marissa sends in a pic of a bunch of girlfriends at her sister Evelyn‘s bachelorette party in Las Vegas, NV … Evelyn is gettin’ hitched to Ray (not the dude in the photo) on October 25:


As always, much love and thanks to you all for taking the time to send in your fun pics. I’m sending all my love to Sada‘s brave little boy in the hopes that he makes a full, speedy recovery in order to enjoy many, many more birthdays to come. Thank you all so much for continuing to share your photos … you know I love them ;) Keep ‘em coming!!! xoxo

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‘Survivor: Gabon’ Brings The P33N

CBS censors asleep on the job

My French boys at Oh La La Mag gave me the head’s up of a particularly interesting thing that David and I missed seeing during the season premiere of Survivor: Gabon this past Thursday night. The CBS network censors were obvs sleeping on the job when they approved this week’s ep of Survivor as they let a quick flash of penis make it to air on national television. LOL. But before we get to the p33n, let’s set the scene. Marcus Lehman, 28 year old doctor from Atlanta, buddied up with Charlie Herschel, a 29 year old gay lawyer from NYC, in the season premiere ep to forge the first alliance on the show. Charlie was very obvs in LURVE with Marcus but Marcus seemed to be willing to overlook Charlie‘s fawnyness in order to build the first bond on the show that may help him get to the $1 million dollar prize. Here are a few screencaps of underwear clad Marcus and the very infatuated Charlie talking strategy in the jungle:


I kind half expected these two to kiss or something … but unfortch for Charlie, that never happened.

And then came the p33n … during one of the challenges, Marcus was running around in his loose-fitting undies when his penis kinda popped out of hiding to come out and say hello:


After the jump, check out the NSFW uncensored screencaps (and a VERY FUN animated gif) of Marcus‘s p33n poppin’ out of his undies … More »

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Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes Milan Fashion Week

Causes a ruckus for comedy, gets busted in the process

Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again … after terrorizing the US a couple of years ago while filming his comedic masterpiece Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Cohen has now set his sights on terrorizing the fashion world for his new film Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Male. He is so great with those catchy, witty titles, ain’t he? In any event, Cohen in character as Bruno has been attending fashion shows in Milan this week and even went so far as to crash the runway of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Here are a couple pics of Bruno sitting front row at one fashion show …

… and then of him storming the Prada catwalk, which resulted in his arrest:


Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was taken to a police station yesterday after he brought chaos to the Milan fashion show for the second day running. Despite the increased security after he evaded guards and burst backstage to changing rooms he again managed to get in. Cohen, best known for his bizarre character Borat, caused havoc after storming the catwalk during the Agata Luiz della Prada show. Dressed in a velcro suit he was bundled away by security guards and taken to a nearby police station where he was formally identified. A police officer at Milan Sempione police station said: “A British national by the name of Sacha Baron Cohen was brought here and identified. He did not have any ID documents on him so someone was sent to his hotel when he got here to fetch his passport. He was actually very funny and the first thing he said was ‘Can I make a phone call’ like they do on TV.” Cohen was released without charge and was last night still thought to be in Milan. Earlier this week scantily clad models screamed and security guards dived on him when he burst into a show by Italian designer Iceberg. TV footage screened on Italian TV showed Cohen dressed as his creation Bruno a flamboyant Austrian fashionista. Cohen is in Milan working on a new film called Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Male. The movie is being shot in the same documentary style as 2006′s smash hit Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Wearing fake passes, Cohen and his film crew managed to get past security to the backstage area of Italian label Iceberg’s show. The footage showed an actor dressed in head-to-toe velcro and wearing a blonde wig running about, screaming and hurling himself at the clothes racks. Iceberg’s flustered stylist, Paolo Gerani, managed to stop the man and have the crew removed. Fashion houses have since tightened up security, and Baron Cohen and his crew were blocked while attempting to enter the Dsquared. Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Male is due out next spring.

I hate to admit it but I kinda think these Sacha Baron Cohen movies are funny. I mean, the first time you hear the jokes they are riotously funny … by the time every dork you run into tries to impress you with their Borat impersonation saying “Sexy time” it’s no longer even remotely funny … but that first time, comedy genius. I have no doubt that this new Bruno movie will be a fun to watch the first time around.

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Paul Newman Passes Away At 83

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Very sad breaking news to report today … it has been announced that legendary actor Paul Newman passed away Friday. Newman had been suffering with cancer recently and, unfortunately, succumbed to the deadly disease last night, he was 83 years old:


Paul Newman, the Academy-Award winning superstar who personified cool as an activist, race car driver, popcorn impresario and the anti-hero of such films as “Hud,” “Cool Hand Luke” and “The Color of Money,” has died, a spokeswoman said Saturday. He was 83. Newman died Friday of cancer, spokeswoman Marni Tomljanovic said. No other details were immediately available … He was nominated for Oscars 10 times, winning one regular award and two honorary ones, and had major roles in more than 50 motion pictures, including “Exodus,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Verdict,” “The Sting” and “Absence of Malice” … In May, Newman he had dropped plans to direct a fall production of “Of Mice and Men,” citing unspecified health issues.

This is very sad news. The world has lost a great talent, a true Hollywood legend. I had heard that he was not doing very well health-wise but, for me, it was one of those situations where I just assumed that the reports were exaggerated because surely a man like Paul Newman would live on forever. I know it doesn’t make sense but, I just never really believed he was this bad off. My heart is saddened by this terrible news. He will be sorely missed.

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Britney Spears Sells Her Studio City Home

Wants to unload the house that crazy built

Our dear Britney Spears, who wowed the world yesterday with the official release of her new track Womanizer, has decided to sell off her Studio City manse as quickly as possible. You may recall that this home was the site of Britney‘s infamous mental break-down this past January (the house she was removed from via stretcher) as well as, I’m sure, numerous other bad memories (involving those leeches Sam Lutfi and cousin Ali Sims) … which is exactly why wants to get rid of it:


Britney Spears is so desperate to sell her massive mansion that she has posed for photos in the many rooms for the sales catalogue! The popstar is apparently keen to get rid of the £4 Million house because it reminds Brit of her drug problems and her mental breakdown. The pics show off the flash six-bedroom house- described as an “exquisite gated Italian Renaissance-inspired villa”- with her son’s toys scattered around the floor. Neighbours will be pleased to see the back of Britney after the chaotic scenes that have happened outside the house and paparazzi intrusion. Spears — whose new album will be out later this year — is looking for a new house at the moment and reportedly wants more privacy.

I say, “Good Riddance!” That place was a den of tragedy and I fully support her getting rid of it. I remember, not so fondly, that when Britney wasn’t roaming the streets of LA at all hours of the night last year, she was holed up in this mansion out of sight and in the sole care of Sam Lutfi. I shudder to think of the things that might’ve happened in those walls. Britney has a new lease on life and should move on into fresh, happy surroundings. This is just another clear indication that she is finally taking charge of her life and is serious about staying on the right and healthy path.

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Les Beckhams Launch ‘Signature’ Scents In NYC

Cause a media maelstrom in the process

David and Victoria Beckham descended upon Manhattan yesterday to make an in-store appearance at Macy’s Department Store here in NYC in order to officially launch their new male & female fragrances called Signature here in the US. You may recall that Vicki B. made an in-store appearance at Harvey Nichols in Manchester, UK at the end of August to launch her fragrance there. Here are a few pics of Les Beckhams making their grand arrival at Macy’s here in NYC yesterday afternoon from afar:


And here are a bunch more pics of the very fashionable-looking couple up close on the red purple carpet:


I don’t think I’ll ever tire of seeing Becks in a suit … the man just looks so good when he’s all dolled up like this. The only thing I like better is Becks wearing pretty much nothing at all — but, if he’s gonna wear clothes, I really like the suits. I must admit, VB looks pretty good here as well. I kinda dig the dress … it’s got an interesting design (tho, I doubt it’s one of her designs) … and I really like the rubber tights. They look like the shiny, rubber tights that Tori Amos wore some nights of her American Doll Posse World Tour last year. Of course, she still looks like a robot … but I like what the tin lady is wearing at least ;)

After their in-store appearance, the couple made their way to the trendy Waverly Inn for a late night bite to eat, here are pics of Les Beckhams making their grand exit from the eatery:


While it would’ve been nice to have an up-close and personal encounter with these two, it was just as I suspected … a full-on madhouse frenzy from start to finish. With all the rain here in NY yesterday, well, I just didn’t want to deal with the hassle. I’m sure the folks that made their way out to Macy’s to see DB and VB had fun … I’m totally content with just the pics.

Incidentally, I’m curious as to what Signature Male smells like … I’m not too keen on Becks‘s previous male fragrance, Instinct, but this one … I might have to give it a sniff … I still have this hope that they are able to bottle what Becks really smells like and sell it. MMMM, doesn’t that sound nice?

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‘Project Runway’ To Stay On The Bravo Network?

NY Court grants preliminary injunction disallowing 'PR' to move to Lifetime

NBC/Universal just sent out an alert that the New York court hearing their lawsuit against The Weinstein Company has granted a preliminary injunction that disallows the Weinsteins from taking the very popular competitive reality TV program Project Runway to Lifetime Networks. Say what?? Here is the full text of the NBC statement and some explanation of what this actually means:


From NBC: “NBC Universal is pleased that the court granted our motion for a preliminary injunction against The Weinstein Company. The overwhelming evidence demonstrated that The Weinstein Company violated NBC Universal’s right of first refusal to future cycles of Project Runway. After hearing all of the evidence, the court issued an order prohibiting The Weinstein Company from taking the show or any spin-off to Lifetime.”

What it means: The Weinstein Co. and Lifetime will not be able to promote, market or exhibit “Project Runaway” until further notice after a judge granted NBC Universal’s request for an injunction against the studio. NBC Universal sued the Weinstein Co. after it reached a deal to move the hit show to Lifetime from NBC’s Bravo cable channel after the current cycle of the fashion competition ends. In its lawsuit, NBC Universal claimed that it had a right of first refusal should another network try to acquire “Runway” and its spinoffs when Bravo’s deal expired. As part of the Friday order, NBC Universal was told to put up a $20 million bond. The Weinstein Co. had asked New York State Supreme Court Judge Richard B. Lowe to set a $200 million bond, which it said was the value of its deal with Lifetime. Lifetime had also agreed to pick up several “Runway” spin-offs as part of its deal with the Weinstein Co. Weinstein is barred from promoting, marketing and exhibiting those shows as well. Lifetime had originally planned to begin airing its version of “Runway” in November, but it recently decided to push that back to January. The show is a big part of the network’s attempt to give itself a more contemporary image. “Runway” and its spinoffs were a key part of Lifetime’s upfront presentation during the spring. In a statement, Lifetime said it was disappointed by the court’s decision. “It’s unfortunate that the people hurt most by this ongoing dispute are the loyal fans of “Project Runway.” In the meantime, Lifetime will pursue all measures to uphold its valid and binding agreement reached with the Weinstein Company for season six of “Project Runway.” A spokeswoman for the Weinstein Co. did not immediately have a comment … The judge also denied the Weinstein Co.’s motion to dismiss the suit. The order calls for both parties to appear Oct. 15 for a conference to schedule a hearing that would expedite the disposition of the case. “While it appears that resting ‘Project Runway’ for a period of time will not cause harm to the show, the court must ensure that is not off the air for an excessive period of time,” the judge said in his order. “Therefore, because this court finds that plaintiffs have also established a balancing of the equities in its favor, the court will enjoined Lifetime from promotion, marketing and exhibition of future cycles of ‘Project Runway.’ However, this matter will be put on a schedule such that the issues will be resolved through expedited proceedings.”

You may recall that NBC filed a lawsuit against The Weinsten Company almost as soon as it was announced that they were taking Project Runway to Lifetime. NBC contends that they were not properly given their right of first refusal (ie. NBC alleges that they weren’t allowed to decide whether to pay a higher cost to keep the show or let it go to another network, the Weinsteins just sold the show to Lifetime outright) and asked the court to halt the show’s move to the new network so that the matter could be fully resolved. Round one, it appears, goes to NBC. I am pretty sure there is more legal maneuvering to be had before this matter is finally settled but it looks like NBC is serious about keeping Project Runway on their networks. The new 6th season of PR is currently being filmed in LA … but it remains to be seen if the series will actually be allowed to make its debut on Lifetime next year.

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Which ‘Gossip’ Girl May Become A Homeless Girl

SPOILER ALERT WARNING

Filming continues on the second season of Gossip Girl here in NYC and a few pics sparked my interest. But, in order to not spoil a potential plot development that has yet to air on the show, I’m keeping all the spoilery stuff behind the cut. Here’s a tease … can you guess which Gossip Girl character appears to be facing eviction/homelessness:


Yeah, I’m not entirely sure what is going on but by the look of these pics something drastic may be coming down the pipeline on the show. After the jump, check out the uncensored version of this photo (and a few others) to find out what drama may be comin’ our way … More »

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Lindsay Lohan & Samantha Ronson Shop For Body Parts

Chic body parts, that is

Here are a few cute pics of everyone’s fave celeb couple Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson enjoying a fun afternoon of shopping together in SoCal this week … the couple were snapped shopping for various items when a fun and funky pink skull caught the ladies’ attention … oooh, pretty:


Aww … adorable. Linds looks so happy … like she doesn’t have a care in the world … like the furthest thing from her mind is that restraining order that she is slapping on her overzealous, fame-hungry and estranged father Michael Lohan:

ANOTHER day, another Lohan family drama. Lindsay , who told us several days ago that her father, Michael, “needs to be on medication,” is so scared of him, sources said, that she’s “taking out an order of protection. He’s behaving so erratically that she’s terrified he’ll do something to her. She’s contacted her lawyer to arrange this.” Lindsay’s sister, Ali, “already has an order of protection against him, as does [mom] Dina. No one is speaking with him until he gets help.” Lindsay’s rep declined to comment.

It’s so nice that Lindsay can rely on Samantha at times like these. Whether or not she is actually “scared to death” of her psycho father, it’s nice that L. Ron have one another to depend on. Also, did any of y’all watch Ugly Betty last night? Linds was featured heavily in last night’s season premiere ep … and she did a great job. Life appears to be going very well for Lindsay these days … are her happy days due solely to Sam‘s influence? Mebbe. There is no denying that life has been lookin’ up for L. Lo since she and Sam started hanging out. I just love them together.

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Whitney Port Films New Scenes For ‘The City’

Digs up an old Justin Bobby-lookin' ex for the occasion

Filming continues here in NYC on The Hills spin-off show The City anchored by Whitney Port, which means all the drama and frivolity that we love to watch filmed on the West Coast is being recreated here on the East Coast. Since Whitney is a central figure on this new spin-off, she needs to start generating more drama of her own rather than merely reacting by way of various facial expressions to the adventures enjoyed by Lauren LC Conrad and her inner circle. Which means that Whitney had to dig up an old flame for use on the show. Apparently, she and ex-boyfriend Ben Lyons have been “heating up” over the past few weeks (according to In Touch Weekly, that is) just in time for filming … here are new pics of the cozy couple (tho, a few Pink readers think this dude is not Ben Lyons but an Aussie named Jay Lyon) filming scenes for The City at an eatery called Extra Virgin here in NYC this week:


Whitney Port of The Hills is getting cozy with her old flame Ben Lyons. The fashionista, whose NYC-set spin-off started filming in August, was spotted with the At the Movies co-host at the Rose Bar in the Big Apple on September 15. “They were ordering drinks and talking very closely,” an insider says. “Ben was being affectionate and making her laugh until they left at about 1 a.m.” Whitney and Ben were first linked in 2007, but refused to confirm they were a couple. “He was a good guy for a while,” Whitney, 23, said in 2007 about Ben.

I guess he’s a good guy again … and a dead ringer for Hills favorite Justin Bobby (Audrina Patridge‘s main squeeze). If MTV is planning on basically duplicating The Hills almost exactly then they are off to a very good start. I’m not sure if this plan of attack will actually generate ratings but … I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

In related Hills news, MTV just announced that Britney Spears‘s new single Womanizer will have it’s television broadcast debut during this Monday night’s episode of The Hills:

Britney Spears’ triumphant appearance at the “2008 MTV Video Music Awards” and her subsequent wins for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Video Of The Year for “Piece of Me” proves to her fans and critics alike that the Pop Diva is on her way back to the top. As an added bonus for her fans, Britney’s first single “Womanizer” from her upcoming album Circus, will have its exclusive Television debut on MTV during the Monday, September 29th episode of its hit series “The Hills.” Britney Spears’ sixth studio album, Circus, on Jive Records will be released on Tuesday, December 2nd, her 27th birthday. “Womanizer” was officially released to radio on Friday, September 26th.

You wanna bet Womanizer is gonna be used in someway with the Doug dating Stephanie behind LC‘s back storyline?

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Celebs <3 Dolce & Gabbana

Couples, especially

Celeb couples Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony and Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves made their way out to Milan, Italy for Fashion Week there and made an appearance en masse at the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2009 show. If I remember correctly, Matthew is the spokesperson for D&G‘s The One fragrance and J. Lo is just besties with the designers. Here are a few pics of everyone lookin’ fab at the D&G fashion show this week:


Gah, even Marc Anthony looks a’ight in these pictures. J. Lo looks divine with her überbeyotch hairdo (not unlike the look that Top Design judge and Elle Decor editor Margaret Russell rocks on a weekly basis) and Matthew, well, he is in a shirt and suit … we should be happy he dressed for the occasion. These are great pics … and everyone looks so happy and friendly. Yeah, that’s all I got.

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Xtina Aguilera Wants You To ‘Rock The Vote’

While she rocks the red carpet

Rock the Vote spokesperson Xtina Aguilera was among the guests at the Esquire House in LA last night for their opening night gala hosted by Rock the Vote. You may recall that Xtina and her baby boy Max Liron filmed a PSA for Rock the Vote in May so she kinda had to be at last night’s event. On the red carpet, she told People magazine that she is feeling “sexier than ever” these days and I might have to agree. I gots ta say, I like what I see … gone (hopefully forever) is the garish red lipstick, replaced with a much sexier pink shade. Sure she is totally stealing Lady GaGa‘s look but … I like it:


“I feel great,” singer-songwriter, 27, told PEOPLE at Thursday’s Esquire House opening night gala with Rock the Vote, in Beverly Hills. “Sexier than ever.” Her secret: Wisdom. “I think it is sexier to be more knowledgeable about life, growing from your experiences, growing into a woman or person – if you do learn from your lessons, that is.” Aguilera said being a mom to 8-month-old Max is “first and foremost” in her life. But she still makes time for herself. “It is really important to me that I don’t lose myself. I still do things that make me feel good. I let my son experience who I am – as an artist, as a musician, things that I love and am passionate about.” She added, “That can encourage him to be passionate about things he might enjoy in the culture. It’s always good to give those lessons.” This fall marks Aguilera’s 10th year in the music industry. A greatest hits CD, Keeps Gettin’ Better – A Decade of Hits, is due out Nov. 11 (and will be sold exclusively at Target). “A decade later, I am happier and wiser,” Aguilera said with a smile. “I’ve had a blast … It keeps getting better.”

Lord, I can really do without the pre-canned slogans to promote her Greatest Hits compilation but … I do like her new song and I do like her new look. As I said, it’s totally the look that Lady GaGa is trying to make happen but if Xtina wants to run with it, I’m OK with that. I wonder if she’s heard Britney Spears‘s new track Womanizer yet. I wonder what she thinks of it.

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Quiet In The City

The TV Guide

Yesterday was a nice quiet day for me here in NYC. David and I spent the day working and then we met up with his aunts Judy and Susan and his sister Eden for a lovely belated birthday dinner for him at Fredrick’s Downtown. I just love that place … they have the most amazing crispy artichoke dish. I’m not even kidding, I can eat that stuff for days. They have some great meals but even better small plate dishes … we had a very nice time.

Afterwards, we just came back home to watch the season premiere of Survivor: Gabon (with all that hottieness) and lamented how idiotic some of this season’s contestants are. It’s gonna be a fun season to watch.

That is pretty much all we did. I was very happy that we kept things totally chill … after all the adventure we’ve enjoyed over the past couple of weeks, I’m ready for a whole lotta doing nothing. Tonight I’m off to see Xanadu on Broadway for one last time … the show is ending its run early this weekend and I just have to see Cheyenne Jackson‘s thighs that amazing show one last time.

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Amy Winehouse Freaks Out In Public In London

Long time no see, crazy

You know, I was just thinking that it’s been ages since we’ve heard from Amy Winehouse or happened upon any of her crazy antics and I mused that perhaps she was off getting her life back in order. After all, it had been weeks since we last saw the trainwreck on the loose on the streets of London. Almost as if the manic loon could hear my thoughts, she comes out of seclusion to perform at the End of Summer Ball in London’s Berkeley Square last night and reminds us just how tragic the poor woman still is. After her abysmal performance at the Ball, Amy freaked out and kinda went nuts on the streets of London which, sadly, is a sight that we are all too familiar seeing:


It was a high society ball attended by a host of VIPs in their most glamorous gowns. But somehow Amy Winehouse didn’t get the dress code quite right. Wearing scruffy animal print shorts, the troubled star looked shockingly skinny and ill as she performed at the End of Summer Ball in London’s Berkeley Square last night. With her gaunt physique, unkempt hair, smudged makeup and scratches on her legs the singer looked more unwell than ever. The 25-year-old admitted she was on the verge of a breakdown after a night of worryingly shambolic behaviour — even by her standards. The troubled star embarrassed herself by ruining her 12-year-old goddaughter’s debut singing performance and lashing out at a photographer before collapsing and sobbing: “Life can’t go on. I can’t do this any more.” The singer was at the Berkeley Square Ball in Mayfair to provide backing vocals for her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield. But onlookers were shocked at how out of it Amy was, and the audience at the charity bash cringed as she grabbed and hugged Dionne as she tried to perform. The pair were joined on stage by a live band and one of Amy’s backing singers for the three-song set. We’re told: “It was tragic — she seemed totally wasted. She was jumping all over Dionne as the poor girl tried to sing for the crowd. Amy didn’t really sing a single note — it sounded more like she was grunting down the mic.” At the end of the performance, Amy’s backing singer told the crowd: “Isn’t she great? She’s only 12-years-old!” But Amy crowed: “She’s better than you — it doesn’t matter how old she is.” She then roamed from table to table, demanding to meet famous people … Our spy said: “Amy was then asked to pose for the event’s official photographer, but flipped and tried to headbutt him. She looked like a woman possessed.” But backstage things took a turn for the worse. Our spy adds: “Amy collapsed backstage in tears. She kept saying, ‘Life can’t go on, I can’t do this’.” It was a sorry return to the public eye for Amy, who has kept a low profile recently. She arrived at her Camden home at the end of the night with only one shoe and looking horribly disheveled.

Seriously, I wanna know … what the hell happened to her shoe? How does one lose a shoe and not even know it? I also wanna know how long a person can live like this before something horribly tragic happens … I mean, it can’t get much more tragic … she really does look like a dying woman. You know, at her worst, Britney Spears acted very similarly and she is now successfully working her way back to a happy, healthy future. Amy can do it too but she has to have to want to turn her life around. Nothing that I’ve seen has given any indication that she wants to get better. Sadly, I’m afraid the time will eventually come when it’ll be too late to save herself. Sad.

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Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel Get ‘Rome-antic’ In Italy

JT sure looks happy now ;)

Yesterday we saw a few photos of lovebirds Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel enjoying an afternoon of sightseeing at the famed Colosseum in Rome, Italy. I noted then that JT didn’t look like he was enjoying himself very much … he looked pissy and crabby in the pics. Here are new pics of Justica elsewhere in Rome engaged in a different sort of enterprise altogether … and boy, Justin sure looks a lot happier in these pics:


AWWWWWWWWWWWW yeah … now this is more like it. I understand that Italy is a great place for romance and judging by these pics of Justica gettin hot and heavy up against a wall on some random street, I’d say that is an adequate description. While I totally believe that there is genuine lurve going on in these pics, I have to say that it kinda looks like a scene out of a music video. Whatevs, as long as they are enjoying the sweet music of love, I can’t hate. You go, kids. Get your freak on no matter who’s watching ;)

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Shia LaBeouf NOT Charged With DUI

Still faces suspension of his driver's license

Good news for Shia LaBeoufhe won’t be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of the car accident he was involved in back in July. Bad news for Shia LaBeouf … because he refused to take a Breathalyzer test at the scene of the accident, the LA County Sheriff’s Department is recommending that his driver’s license be suspected for up to 6 months as a result (driver’s license suspension is mandatory for everyone who refuses to submit to a field sobriety test):


Shia LaBeouf won’t face DUI charges for the July 27 car accident that crushed his hand, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. “After reviewing the case, we’ve declined to file any charges due to insufficient evidence,” says DA spokeswoman Jane Robison. Following the crash, the 22-year-old Transformers star was cited with misdemeanor DUI while he was still at the hospital. Prosecutors instead plan to file criminal charges against the other driver, who was found to have run a red light, Robison says … Although the DA rejected the case, LaBeouf still faces a DMV hearing Friday and the possible suspension of his driver’s license, L.A. County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore tells PEOPLE. “When an individual refuses to take a blood alcohol test, that person’s license is automatically suspended for six to nine months,” says Whitmore.

In the end, it’s a good day for Shia … having a suspended license is the least of his worries. I understand the lad still has more hand surgery in his future to repair the damage done to his hand by the accident. Reports are that he will eventually be fully recovered from his injuries but surgery isn’t fun for anyone. Even tho Shia wasn’t deemed to be at fault for this accident, I hope the kid can keep his nose out of trubs — no more run-ins wit the law, ya hear? Perhaps this time he has finally learned his lesson … I guess time will tell.

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Alan Panettiere Charged With Battery

Stemming from his August arrest for allegedly assaulting his wife

Ruh-roh … not so happy news for the Panettiere family. It turns out that prosecutors have decided to charge Alan Panettiere, father of Heroes star Hayden Panettiere, with misdemeanor battery after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife Lesley Vogel in their West Hollywood, CA home on August 11. According to police, Mr. Panettiere was taken into custody after he allegedly struck his wife “one or two times” in the face with a closed fist and will now face charges as a result:


Hayden Panettiere’s father, Alan, has been formally charged with misdemeanor battery after he allegedly assaulted his wife last month, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Panettiere, 49, faces arraignment on Oct. 11. If convicted, he faces up to a year in county jail. Alan Panettiere was arrested Aug. 11 at the family’s West Hollywood home after he “struck his wife (Lesley Vogel) one or two times on the cheek causing bruising with a closed fist,” a sheriff’s spokesman said … Another sheriff’s official confirmed that alcohol was involved. Shortly after he was released on bail, Alan Panettiere told Extra the incident was a “misunderstanding” and that “nothing actually happened.” And daughter Hayden, 19, downplayed the incident, saying, “It was blown way out of proportion by a sheriff who wanted his 15 minutes of fame.”

I have to say, I really love Hayden but I am really concerned at how this incident has been downplayed almost as soon as it happened. The very day after Alan Panettiere was released on bail back in August, he and wife Lesley were photographed walking their dogs together in their neighborhood as if nothing were wrong at all. I find it hard to believe that the LA Country prosecutors are just looking to prosecute just for “15 minutes of fame”. Domestic assault should never be tolerated, should never be swept under the rug. Obvs, the county prosecutors think this case is worth prosecuting. In the end, I hope that justice can be served — if no assault took place, then the truth should win out. If, tho, an assault did take place against Lesley Vogel, I sincerely hope that the proper punishment is handed out. This is just a very sad situation all the way around.

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’9 To 5: The Musical’ Opens In LA

NYC can't have all the musical theater fun

9 to 5: The Musical had its official opening night at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA last weekend to begin its short run in SoCal before the show makes the move to Broadway early next year — and Broadway World was there to capture all the fun. Here are a few amazing photos from the show’s opening night, beginning with the cast bows at the end of the opening night performance:


9 to 5: The Musical opened on September 20th 2008 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Performances will continue through October 19, 2008. 9 To 5: The Musical, based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture, will begin previews on Broadway Tuesday, March 24, 2009, and will open Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the Marriott Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). 9 To 5: The Musical marks the Broadway debut of seven-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Dolly Parton as composer and lyricist. The musical’s book by Patricia Resnick is based on her original story and screenplay for the smash 1980 film comedy. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, 9 To 5: The Musical will star four-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, and two-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch. 9 To 5: The Musical will have its world premiere engagement in Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre beginning previews Wednesday, September 3, opening Saturday, September 20, and playing through Sunday, October 19, 2008.

The original actors from the movie version of 9 to 5 were in the hiz for the musical’s opening night and posed for pics with the theater players backstage:


I gotta say — Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton were lookin’ pretty fierce. Dabney Coleman, bless his heart, has seen better days. I do love that all the original actors came out to support the opening of the musical. Here are a few pics of the original actors with their player counterparts:


I am so excited to see this show … I can’t wait to get my butt back to SoCal so I can see this show for myself. Wee.

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‘Equus’ Opens On Broadway

It's official

After 20 days in previews at the Broadhurst Theatre here in NYC, the US revival of Equus (which stars Daniel Radcliffe, Richard Griffiths, Kate Mulgrew and others) had its official opening night performance last night. Here are a couple pictures of Daniel Radcliffe (who plays Alan Strang) and Richard Griffiths (who plays Dr. Martin Dysart) taking their final bows after last night’s premiere performance:


Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has received rave reviews for his performance in Equus once again as the play opened on Broadway. The 19-year-old returned to his role as disturbed stable boy Alan Strang in New York in front of a star-studded audience which included Glenn Close and Haley Joel Osment. “The young wizard has chosen wisely,” said Ben Brantley in the New York Times, adding that Radcliffe “steps into a mothball-preserved, off-the-rack part and wears it like a tailor’s delight – that is, a natural fit that allows room to stretch”. “His acting, beautifully understated and withdrawn, has just the right manner for this horribly mixed-up adolescent,” said the New York Post. Radcliffe’s performance – which requires him to strip down – was also well-received during the London production of Peter Shaffer’s play. He stars opposite actor Richard Griffiths, who returns as the character’s psychiatrist, in the production at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre. The play centres on a teenage boy who blinds six horses and how a psychiatrist explores why.

As you may recall, I was lucky enough to see this show a couple of weeks ago and I just loved it … so I shant go into raves again in this post. Here are a few pics of Dan pressing the flesh with his hordes of admirers who waited for him to make his exit from the theater after his performance:


And here are a few pics from the red carpet arrivals for the official Equus Opening Night Afterparty:


I’m not sure how I feel about Daniel‘s blue suit but it was his night and I think it’s cool for him to wear whatever he likes … the boy is fully nekkid on stage, for Pete’s sake. I’m not too impressed that Haley Joel Osment came out for the event but it is very nice to see Project Runway Season 1 alum Austin Scarlett out and about. Equus is scheduled to run on Broadway until February, I urge those of you who are able to make it out to the Broadhurst to see this show. It’s a very good show, well acted and, you know, there’s the nekkidness. What more could you want from a Broadway play?

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First Listen: Britney Spears, ‘Womanizer’

"Boy, don't try to front/I know just what you are"

It’s out! Britney Spears‘s first single off her upcoming new album Circus has finally been released. Radio stations across the globe began playing Womanizer early this morning and now, courtesy of Z100 here in NYC, so can you. Click below to hear Womanizer in full:


The track is hot, yo. It sounds infinitely better than the crappy leaked snippet that we got to hear last weekend. I know some folks were worried that the song might not be great after reading the lyrics but, trust me, they work in the actual song. It’s a great up-tempo song … it’s bound to be a megahit. I’ve already listened to it about 5 times, you have to hear it for yourselves. I absolutely love it, so worth the extra few days wait … I gotta know, do you love it?

Update: For folks not in the US, you can hear the song in full HERE.

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It’s Official: ‘Womanizer’ Debuts Tomorrow

Official announcement from Britney.com, now with lyrics!!!

Britney.com has been updated with the official announcement that Britney Spears’s new single Womanizer will, in fact, debut on US radio tomorrow morning and on Britney.com at 12PM ET:


You guys get the Best Fans Award for being so damn patient all week! Drum roll, please… It’s been confirmed!!! “Womanizer” is ready to go and will hit radio stations across the country TOMORROW morning! We’ll also have it posted here on Britney.com by 12pm ET, as well. Thanks for sticking it out and being so patient — it’ll have been well worth it in the morn when you’re eating your Lucky Charms and “Womanizer” starts blasting. Oh, and check back in a few hours for a little somethin’ somethin’. Until then, maybe the official artwork for “Womanizer” will tide you over… it puts those other knock-off graphics to shame, don’tcha think? xx♥

We are just hours away now … turn on your radios bright and early tomorrow morn, y’all … Woot!

UPDATE: Britney.com has added the official lyrics to the song, which I’m passing along to y’all now:

I’ve got the REAL “Womanizer” lyrics right here, baby! So gimme your… gimme, gimme your… interpretation of the song. (Sorry, maybe I’m not ready to give up Blackout, just yet.) Anyway, tell me what you think this song means… what is Britney thinkin’ when she sings about this so-called Womanizer? The most detailed and interesting interpretation of this song will be featured on the homepage next week. So message me your ideas by Sunday, Sept. 28 (subject: Womanizer). Oh, and check back tomorrow morn to hear these hot-ass lyrics put to music! xx♥

WOMANIZER

Superstar
Where you from, how’s it going?
I know you
Gotta clue, what you’re doing?
You can play brand new to all the other chicks out here
But I know what you are, what you are, baby

Look at you
Gettin’ more than just a re-up
Baby, you
Got all the puppets with their strings up
Fakin’ like a good one, but I call ‘em like I see ‘em
I know what you are, what you are, baby

Womanizer, woman-womanizer, you’re a womanizer
Oh womanizer, oh you’re a womanizer, baby
You-you-you are, You-you-you are
Womanizer, womanizer, womanizer (Womanizer)

Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
You, you got me going
You, you oh so charming
But I can’t do it, you womanizer

Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
You say I’m crazy
I got your ‘crazy’
You’re nothin’ but a womanizer

Daddy-O
You got the swagger of a champion
Too bad for you
You just can’t find the right companion
I guess when you have one too many, makes it hard
It could be easy, who you are
That’s who you are, baby

Lollipop
Must mistake me as a sucker
To think that I
Would be a victim, not another
Say it, play it how you wanna
But no way I’m never gonna fall for you, never you, baby

Womanizer, woman-womanizer, you’re a womanizer
Oh womanizer, oh you’re a womanizer, baby
You-you-you are, You-you-you are
Womanizer, womanizer, womanizer (Womanizer)

Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
You, you got me going
You, you oh so charming
But I can’t do it, you womanizer

Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
You say I’m crazy
I got your ‘crazy’
You’re nothin’ but a womanizer

Maybe if we both lived in a different world
It would be all good and maybe I could be ya girl
But I can’t ’cause we don’t, you

Womanizer, woman-womanizer, you’re a womanizer
Oh womanizer, oh you’re a womanizer, baby
You-you-you are, You-you-you are
Womanizer, womanizer, womanizer (Womanizer)

Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
You, you got me going
You, you oh so charming
But I can’t do it, you womanizer

Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
You say I’m crazy
I got your ‘crazy’
You’re nothin’ but a womanizer

Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
Boy, don’t try to front
I-I know just-just what you are-are-are
Womanizer, woman-womanizer, you’re a womanizer
Oh womanizer, oh you’re a womanizer, baby

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David & Victoria Beckham To Launch Fragrances In NYC

Les Beckhams will be at Macy's in NYC tomorrow!!!

Calling all New Yorkers … David and Victoria Beckham are scheduled to be on hand at Macy’s Department Store right here in Manhattan tomorrow afternoon to launch, in person, their new fragrance Signature. Signage has been posted at the store that the couple will appear at tomorrow afternoon at 4PM to meet-and-greet the fans:


The way I understand it, only 300 people will be allowed to get autographs from Les Beckhams and I believe you’ll have to pay at least $62 per bottle for Signature Women and/or $60 for Signature Men in order to be considered as one of the folks allowed to meet them:


While I would LOVE to get up close and personal with Mr. and Mrs. Beckham, I’m not really a fan of lotteries like this … but if any of y’all go and are lucky enough to get near them, make sure you send in your pics to share/brag and tell them I sent ya ;) Good luck!!

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Jude Law Walks The Streets Of New York City

Is one sexy mofo

Here are a few pics of the sexy Jude Law walking the streets of NYC yesterday afternoon:


I gotta say, I am not a fan of receding hairlines but something about the way Jude Law carries himself makes me not mind in the least. He is just hot. And I had to share. The end.

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Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel Do Rome

See the sights

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are the latest celeb couple to take off on a romantic holiday together. Justica have made their way to the beautiful city of Rome, Italy and were snapped enjoying an afternoon of sightseeing at the famed Colosseum. Here are a few pics:


Yeah, Justin looks really pissy in these pics … I hope he wasn’t besmirching the amazing Italian architecture and was just showing off his usual crabby demeanor. I’m sure the couple were having a wonderfully happy time together despite Justin‘s scowlyness. It’s easy to see how Jessica can love him so, ain’t it?

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Miley Cyrus & Justin Gaston Visit Universal Studios … Again

Live there, apparently

For some strange reason, Miley Cyrus and Justin Gaston have a strange love affair going on … with Universal Studios. Ever since the couple started “hanging out” together (ie. going out on dates) the pair have spent pretty much every waking hour at Universal Studios … I thought Miley worked for Walt Disney? In any event, the last time we saw Miley and Justin (who I’ve decided to dub Jiley) at Universal they were being chaperoned by her mother Tish Cyrus. This time around, papa Billy Ray Cyrus tagged along for the chaperoning duties … behold:


I mean, I get why these two would want to hook-up — she’s an insanely rich up-and-coming starlet and he’s just really effin’ hot (and age difference be damned). What I don’t get is the fascination with Universal Studios. No offense to the folks at Universal but the park and CityWalk aren’t all that great. I much prefer Disneyland for amusement and someplace like Century City for outdoor eating, shopping, hanging out. But, I guess if you want to accidentally run into Jiley on one of their dates you now know where to go. Make sure you say HI for me.

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Disneyland Is For Lurvers

L. Ron have some scary fun at Disneyland

It’s Halloween Time at Disneyland and lovebirds Lindsay Lohan & Samantha Ronson wasted no time in getting down to the Magic Kingdom in Anaheim, CA to get in on the fun. Here are a few pics of the happy couple enjoying a lovely afternoon at Disney this week … note the adorable Jack Skellington Mickey Mouse Ears hat that Samantha is wearing in the pics:


Have you ever seen a happier more perfect couple before in your whole entire life? Okay, maybe my hyperbole is a bit much but I can’t help but get a little giddy whenever I see these two together. They make a great pair, these two, and I am just filled with immense amounts of joyousness at the happy sight of them together. Disneyland is fun as hell and I love that L. Ron take time out of their bizzy schedules to trek down to Anaheim from LA every once-in-a-while to enjoy the fun together. I just love them :)

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‘Womanizer’ Track & Exclusive Video Deets

We have a video, y'all

Wee! I managed to get some inside scoop from the set of Britney Spears‘s new music video for the single Womanizer from her upcoming new album Circus. The video was filmed on location last night at Takami Sushi & Robata in downtown LA, which is why she was seen wearing that sassy black wig in the wee hours this morning. But, before we get to the spoilery video deets, let’s talk about the track itself. Popjustice was lucky enough to get a listen to the full track and offers some info about the song as well as our first look at the promo single artwork:


Without wishing to stir up any of that boring Christina vs Britney nonsense, Britney’s new single ‘Womanizer’ is exactly what Christina is trying – and failing – to do with her own new single. We heard the track in full earlier today and while we enjoyed (what we could hear of) the clip that leaked on Monday hearing the track in full – and at full volume – throws the whole thing into a brand new realm of amazingness. Stylistically it shares a lot in common with Rachel Stevens’ ‘Some Girls’ but in Britney terms it’s a brilliantly executed mashup of ‘Toxic’ with the last album’s more insane moments like ‘Ooh Ooh Baby’. Most important thing: it doesn’t fade at the end – the beat drops out while Britney trills the main “YOU’RE A WOMANIZER OH WOMANIZER OH YOU’RE A WOMANIZER BABY” hook. This track lays a really strong foundation for the fully-realised comeback that didn’t quite happen last time and it’s hard not to think of it as a late contender for single of the year. Like we said above, it’s literally quite good.

OMG … love it. I now understand that Womanizer is FINALLY GOING TO MAKE IT TO RADIO TOMORROW, so we should be hearing it for ourselves very, very soon. After the jump, find out some deets from the Womanizer video set including some exclusive info sent to me from an insider on set last night … More »

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Reykjavík: Taste The Rainbow

The TV Guide

So, David and I made it home safe and sound and as I sit here in his apartment in NYC I cannot help but think back fondly our our amazing trip to Reykjavik, Iceland. It was entirely too short but well worth the effort. Since we did one big thing each day there wasn’t a lot of downtime for us to just enjoy for the sake of enjoying. Thinking back, I’d've loved to been able to just walk around, sit on a park bench or just lay on the moss covered lava rocks. I felt such a sense of peace there … I can’t wait to go back. We’ve already begun talking about a possible quick trip back … I guess we’ll see.

For our last few hours in the city, David and I made our way down to the harbor to check out the area there. On the advice of Pink reader Hona, we sought out a place called The Sea Baron to try their lobster soup — OMG, it was just delicious beyond belief. Much, much love to you Hona for the suggestion … I’m so glad we got to sup there before we had to leave. We did a bit more shopping in the area — the Icelandic handcrafted items are so beautiful, I had a hard time not buying everything in sight. David and I took great pains to make sure everything we bought was made in Iceland out of Icelandic materials. I brought home a few wool hats, a pair of soft and waterproof gloves and lots of books and runic items. Here are a few pics of our last hours in Iceland. To my glee and amazement, we saw a huge full, clear rainbow as we were driving towards the airport … it was the most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen in my life, these pics do not do it justice:


Additionally, as if seeing that full rainbow wasn’t cool enough, as we were flying away from the Iceland coast, I saw another rainbow below the plane reach from the clouds to the ground below … you really can’t see it in the cameraphone pic I snapped but … it was just beautiful.

Our flight home was lovely, Icelandair is a great carrier … wonderful service, great amenities and really comfy, roomy seats. David and I somehow got the best seats in the coach area so we were very pleased.

For those of you who were reading my Twitter updates yesterday (the “pink sheep” ones) this picture is for you:


I think I like them now … but I’m still pissed I didn’t get a My Melody. Ah well.

And that was our trip. Tonight, David and I are meeting up with his sister and aunt Judy for dinner … it looks like it’s gonna rain here but somehow it’s not as charming or alluring as it was in Iceland. Go figure.

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‘Project Runway’: A Symphony Of Tragedy

ATTENTION: 'PROJECT RUNWAY' SPOILER ALERT WARNING

Fortunately, David and I arrived from Reykjavik, Iceland in time to watch last night’s ep of Project Runway on TV. We were a bit tired an hungry but there was no way we were gonna miss seeing last night’s ep. Overall, there was a whole lotta mess on the runway last night … I could barely stop Twittering all ep long:


The designers were challenged to design a look for one of the other designers using a genre of music as their inspiration. LL Cool J was on hand for celeb guest judging duties. After the jump, find out who was in, who was out and who was able to follow their muse and create the hottest design for the episode titled Rock N’ RunwayMore »

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The Kids At ‘Beyond Shelter’ Need Your Help

A plea from Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie has updated the Richie-Madden Foundation website with a new video explaining the new initiative to help raise money for the Beyond Shelter organization. This from the organization’s website:

Founded in 1988, the mission of Beyond Shelter is to develop systemic approaches to combat poverty and homelessness among families with children and enhance family economic security and well-being. Beyond Shelter accomplishes its goals through responsive service delivery, people-centered community development, and the creation of knowledge for social change.

Nicole and Joel Madden have decided to use the power of their foundation to help raise awareness and much-needed funds for this very needy organization by launching a Text-to-Donate program (Text “CHILD” to “90999″ to donate $5) whereby folks can easily donate money to Beyond Shelter. Here is a new video which features one of Nicole‘s visits to Beyond Shelter and a personal letter explaining her desire to help raise money for this organization. I urge you to watch the video in its entirety to get a good feel for what is being asked of you:


Hi Everyone,

This past year, philanthropy has opened my eyes to so much need and so much beauty. I have also realized how easy it is to help, and how rewarding it feels to be able to make a positive difference in someone’s life.

Last week, my friend Carlos and I brought a video camera to Beyond Shelter. Just the two of us. There are 175 children with families here, most of whom have been homeless at some point.

Today, they play in a concrete courtyard. Because of the neighborhood they live in, they have nowhere else to play. I met a woman who has ten children living in a three-bedroom apartment. The Beyond Shelter rec room only allows ten kids at a time. I wish you could all go there with me and see.

I’d like to share with you a glimpse of these beautiful children through my eyes.

Please watch this video, Text “CHILD” to “90999″ up to 5 times, share this with as many people as you can — and ask them, from your heart, to join you in bringing more light and laughter to these beautiful faces.

It’s just you and me making this happen. There is so much we can do together to help. A playground is just the beginning. We can change the world — you and I.

I’m asking from my heart, and I cannot do it without your help. Please, you guys. Thank you for watching, texting and passing it on.

Peace & love,

Nicole

It it’s first week, the Text-to-Donate program raised an average of $1,400 every day from individual $5 donations by texting “CHILD” to “90999″. Additionally, the RMF is asking folks to not just donate once but to take the Ask5 Pledge and ask five friends to text “CHILD” to “90999″. I have already texted my donation because I absolutely believe in what the Richie Madden Foundation is trying to accomplish. These kids have nothing, let’s help them get a playground to help brighten their lives just a little. It doesn’t take much from each of us individually to help a group of needy kids gain so much. I think this campaign is very worthwhile and I urge each of you to help out if you can.

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‘Xanadu’ & ‘Legally Blonde’ To Close On Broadway

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Very, very sad news today … unbeknownst to me, it has been recently announced that two of my favorite Broadway musicals will be closing within the next few weeks. Xanadu, it was previously announced, was scheduled to end its Broadway run on October 12 but has had their closing night moved up to this weekend! Legally Blonde is scheduled to close on October 19. Fortunately, both shows will live on in touring versions that will travel around the country but their respective runs on Broadway are, sadly, very close at hand:


Xanadu, the Tony-nominated musical based on the infamous flop film of the same name, will end its run two weeks earlier than recently announced. The producers of the musical had announced Sept. 16 that the musical comedy at the Helen Hayes Theatre would end its run Oct. 12. A new closing date was announced Sept. 23: Xanadu will now play its final Broadway performance Sept. 28 at 3 PM. The producers released a statement saying that the decision to close the show early was made to avoid losses in the current economic climate … Xanadu received four 2008 Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical. The Xanadu cast recording is available on the PS Classics label. The national tour of Xanadu will kick off in November at the La Jolla Playhouse, followed by a six-month run at Chicago’s Drury Lane Theatre. Additional tour dates will be announced at a later time. A foreign production recently opened in Seoul, Korea. Plans are underway for productions in London (co-produced with David Ian and John Gore), China, Australia and the Philippines.

After 595 performances and 30 previews, LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL will play its final performance on Sunday, October 19, 2008. The show opened on Broadway at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway, between 46th and 47th Streets) on April 29, 2007 following preview performances that began on April 3, 2007. The musical will continue to play across the country, in over 35 cities, on its first national tour. “Producing Legally Blonde has been one of the highlights of my career. Much like Elle Woods, the entire company, creative team and crew has worked with heart, wit, enthusiasm, integrity and style throughout the entire, thrilling run. I can’t wait for the rest of the country to be able to experience the show live,” said LEGALLY BLONDE’s lead producer Hal Luftig … The first national tour of LEGALLY BLONDE kicked off on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at Rhode Island’s PPAC.

I understand from Pink reader Jamie that another fun Broadway musical [title of show] (which I have not been able to see) is also closing after opening this past July (it is scheduled to give its final performance also on October 19). I gotta say … all these closings are really sad. There are many theater purists out there who are, I’m sure, not at all sad to see these “frivolous” shows close down but I, for one, really enjoy them and find them an invigorating and refreshing way to get young people excited about musical theater. I am heartened by the fact that both Xanadu and Legally Blonde will live on in touring versions but … there is something sad and finite about a show closing on Broadway. This morning, I purchased a ticket to see Xanadu one last time before it closes … I’ll be at the Friday night performance. I urge any of y’all who are able to come out to see these shows on the Great White Way while you still have the chance.

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Drew Barrymore Sets Her Sights On The ‘Gossip’ Guys

She shoots, she scores

Drew Barrymore, who dumped ex-boyfriend Justin Long back in July (and who was just dumped again more recently by Kirsten Dunst), is having a grand ol’ time enjoying the single life. Drew has been bizzy stalking mackin’ on the young hot boys from Gossip Girl and even managed to successfully bag at least one of them! First up, here are pics of Drew with Chace Crawford last Saturday night as the pair made their way to the official Saturday Night Live afterparty. Note how Drew was careful to lay hands on dear Chace so that he couldn’t stray too far away from her:


HMMM … while we can’t be absolutely sure that Drew was able to get her hooks into this young’n we do have photographic proof that she did manage to get lucky with … wait for it, wait for it … Ed Westwick. After the jump, check out a scandalously awesome photo of Drew suckin’ face with Ed at the Bowery Electric after the Kings of Leon show at Webster Hall on Tuesday night … More »

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Kirsten Dunst & Justin Long Are Dunzo!

So soon?

Sad news this AM … Kirsten Dunst and Justin Long have, according to In Touch Weekly magazine, decided to end their fairytale romance after being together for only about 2 months. I, for one, am aghast that things didn’t work out between these two but … whatevs … Dunst-in are dunzo now:


Just two weeks after Drew Barrymore and Justin Long broke up, he was spotted getting cozy with Kirsten Dunst. But after two months of dating, Justin and Kirsten, 26, have split. “They are taking some time off for now,” reveals an insider. Kirsten, who also dated Fabrizio Moretti, another of Drew’s exes, ended the relationship. Still, the insider insists that there is no bad blood between the two: “Kirsten gets bored really easily and she needs a break from men right now. They are still both friends and will hang out.” Meanwhile, a rep for Justin says that he and Kirsten have always just been friends.

I suppose it’s possible that these two were never actually together together but I do believe that something was going on betwixt the two of them. Two months may not seem like a long time to most for a relationship/fling/rebound/whatever but the loss of lurve is sad nonetheless. Every time a Hollywood couple decides to call it quits an Angel in heaven dies so … this is really sad, y’all.

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Britney Spears Wigs Out Again

Trades her pink wig for a black one ... should we be worried?

Britney Spears was snapped out and about in SoCal last night wearing a short black bobbed wig which looks eerily similar to the, now infamous, pink wig that she wore almost daily last year. You may recall that Britney‘s “pink wig phase” was the time when her life was spiraling out of control — she began wearing the wig after she shaved off all of her hair in February of 2007. I understand that this particular wig, tho, may be featured in the new music video for her new single Womanizer so we may have no cause for concern but … something about the wig still bothers me very much:


Now, I have to trust that things are still stable in Britney Spears‘s world and that this new wig thing is nothing really to worry about … but the mere sight of it does remind me of those dangerously crazy times when Britney was basically a walking time bomb. Pink wigged Britney seemed like an alter ego that I hoped we’d never see again … this Black wigged Britney is just a reminder of that “other person”. Again, I’m sure there is no cause for concern … she actually looks very cool in this wig (and it really looks like a quality hair piece, not just some effed up thing she found at a costume shop). If, in fact, this is the look for her new Womanizer music video than I’m cool with that. I just hope this isn’t the beginning of a new persona or anything like that … I like Britney Spears just the way she is.

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Clay Aiken Opens Up, Comes Out To ‘People’ Magazine

The Interview

People magazine has finally updated its official website with their exclusive Clay Aiken coming out interview (after news of this development spread like wildfire on the InterWeb late yesterday). Here are portions of Clay‘s monumental interview with the mag, the full interview can be read in this week’s issue of People which is due to hit newsstands today:


Following the Aug. 8 birth of his son Parker, singer Clay Aiken is following through on a promise he made to himself as a new dad: to publicly acknowledge that he’s gay. “It was the first decision I made as a father,” Aiken, 29, tells the upcoming issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. “I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn’t raised that way, and I’m not going to raise a child to do that.” Aiken says he expects the news may overwhelm some of his fans. “Whether it be having a child out of wedlock, or whether it be simply being a homosexual, it’s going to be a lot,” said Aiken, who returned to Broadway last week as Sir Robin in Monty Python’s Spamalot. He adds that he hopes his fans “know that I’ve never intended to lie to anybody at all. … But if they leave, I don’t want them to leave hating me.” The born-again Christian singer also reveals how he told his mother Faye he’s gay four years ago. After dropping off his younger brother Brett, who was being deployed to Iraq, at Camp Lejeune, “I started crying in the car,” Aiken remembers. “It was dark. I was sitting there, thinking to myself. I don’t know why I started thinking about it … I just started bawling. She made me pull over the car and it just came out.” So what was his mom’s reaction? “She started crying. She was obviously somewhat stunned. But she was very supportive and very comforting.” Even now, Aiken admits, “She still struggles with things quite a bit, but she’s come a long way.” As for his own child, Aiken tells PEOPLE that Parker – who was conceived via in vitro fertilization with his best friend, music producer Jaymes Foster – will be raised in an environment that is “accepting and allowing him to be happy.” Says Aiken: “I have no idea if he’ll be gay or straight. It’s not something I’ll have anything to do with, or that he’ll have anything to do with. It’s already probably up inside the code there … No matter what the situation you’re in, if you’re raised in a loving environment, that’s the most important thing.”

People magazine will publish the full text of Clay‘s interview as well as the first photos of his newborn son Parker Foster Aiken in their new issue on newsstands today. Again, I must commend the man for stepping up and acknowledging his homosexuality to the world. It is not an easy thing for anyone, professionally this may hurt him, but I think he will be able to live a more happy and fulfilled life now that he is being honest, not only with himself, but with the world at large. Well done Clay … as I mentioned previously, I think his son will be a much better person now that his father is being totally honest about who he is :)

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Þakka þér fyrir Reykjavík, Ísland

The TV Guide

Well … that’s it, y’all. David and I are about to be on our way back to NYC but before we go I want to extend my heartfelt love and thanks to all the people of Reykjavik, Iceland. We had, simply, the best holiday ever. Last night we spent a few AMAZING hours relaxing in the Blue Lagoon geothermic spa pool and words cannot express how wonderful it was … unfortch, I wasn’t able to take any photos because my camera is not waterproof … you’ll just have to visit for yourselves ;) Also before we go, I wanted to post a few more pics from our adventurous vacation:


I swear to the gods, I love this place. I deffo plan on visiting again, hopefully soon. Things should be back to normal around here by tomorrow morn ;) Much love Reykjavik and many, many thanks again!!!

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The Spederline Boys Like Visiting The Zoo

I mean, who doesn't?

Here are a few ADORABLE photos of brothers Sean Preston and Jayden James enjoying a lovely afternoon at the LA Zoo yesterday afternoon … the boys were taken to the zoo by their faithful nanny as neither parent came along for the trip:


I am such a sucker for pics of the Spederline kids … they are both so damn cute. I’m really happy that mama Britney Spears is doing much better these days … I suspect these young’ns will be in her care again very soon. Cute!!

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Mark Foster Pays Homage To David Beckham’s Bulge

Yeah, I dunno who this guy is either but you gotta see this

UK Olympic swimmer Mark Foster thought it would be neat-o to pay tribute to David Beckham‘s famous Armani Underwear ad by posing in exactly the same way, prominent bulge and all, in the pages of the new issue of the British magazine Now. Here, for your enjoyment, is a side-by-side comparison of the competing photographs:


As far as impersonations go, it is worthy of a gold medal. With his finely honed physique and effortless smoulder, Mark Foster’s attempt to recreate David Beckham’s notorious Armani advert is virtually flawless. And save for the odd grey hair, his likeness is all the more remarkable given he is approaching his 40th birthday. However, there does appear to be one particular area in which the swimmer fails to measure up to the England footballer. While Mr Beckham showed off a suspiciously large bulge in his own pictures, the 6ft 5in Olympian falls slightly short in that department. Either way, both sportsmen appear to have made use of some rather strategic padding during their respective photoshoots. Explaining his decision to strip down, Foster said: “I’m so used to swimming in a pair of trunks and being in next to nothing anyway, stripping to a pair of underpants isn’t a major issue for me. But I don’t see myself as a heartthrob – I’m just me.” The 38-year-old competed in his fifth Olympics in Beijing this summer although failed to win a medal after tumbling out in the early stages of the competition. However, he is currently appearing on Strictly Come Dancing where he is one of the favourites to win the competition with partner Hayley Holt. And while he has never spoken openly about his love-life he says of his most appealing qualities: “I can cook. Even though I went out on the first round of Masterchef, I can cook. I find cooking very therapeutic. I’m also very good at doing as I’m told. I’m pretty tidy, and by the end of this I’ll know my way around a dancefloor.” Whispers began to circulate after a giant 100ft high poster of Beckham was unveiled outside a San Francisco department store in June. Fans could not help noticing that he appeared more well proportioned than he did when pictured in a pair of skimpy trunks while on holiday in Italy two years ago.

I gotta say, I totes approve … I think that more dudes should pay tribute to Becks‘s sexy pose like this … whadda ya say? Who should be next?

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It Takes Lindsay Lohan & Samantha Ronson To Tango

Dance, Dance

Yesterday we saw pics of Lindsay Lohan on the set of a magazine photoshoot at a private residence in the Hollywood Hills (on the same day that word came out that Linds confirmed that she and Samantha Ronson are “together”) and I noted that she spent an awful lot of time on the phone in between takes. I guessed that she might’ve been chatting with Samantha … it looks like I was right. Here are new pics of Lindsay and Sam at that private residence … dancing together in between takes:


OMG … I love it. Clearly these two were meant to be together … happy and content, L. Ron make such a supercute couple. I just love these two together … I sincerely hope they stay together forever :)

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Nick Hogan To Be Sprung From Jail Early

3 months early, to be exact

Nick Hogan finally has a reason to wake up in the morning … it is being reported that homeslice is going to get an early release from his 8 month jail sentence after earning credits for good behavior. You may recall that Nick Hogan (real name Nick Boella) was sentenced to serve 8 months in jail back in May after pleading “no contest” to the felony charge of reckless driving involving serious bodily injury (he was behind the wheel of a tragic car accident in August of last year that almost killed his former best friend John Graziano) … but it looks like Nick will only have to serve 5 months of his 8 month sentence:


Hulk Hogan’s son Nick Bollea is getting out of jail nearly three months early with credits for good behavior and working, PEOPLE has learned. Bollea, who has been serving an eight-month sentence at Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, Fla., for reckless driving that led to an accident with injuries, is due to be released Oct. 21. The early release follows standard procedures for all inmates. “They automatically get credits towards early release, and if they don’t do anything bad while they’re here, they get to use the credits,” says a jail official who did not want to be identified. Bollea was sentenced for his role in a car accident last year in which his passenger, 22-year-old John Graziano, was seriously injured. Bollea’s sister, Brooke Hogan, tells PEOPLE that she is looking forward to her brother being released. “I’m not sure where he’ll live. I think he’s going to do his own thing,” said Hogan, who was attending the anniversary party for Strike Miami, a ritzy bowling alley in Miami. Graziano’s lawyer George Tragos of St. Petersburg, Fla., said he is not surprised to hear that Hogan is getting out early. “It’s standard procedure,” he tells PEOPLE. “There is no way for us to impact his release date, that’s not within our control. It’s a formula worked out by the sheriff.”

While I realize that this is “standard procedure” for all inmates I guess I just don’t understand why criminals can’t just serve out their entire sentence. After all, they have been judged to be at fault for their crimes, they are sentenced to a certain amount of jailtime … why can’t they just have to serve out their entire sentences? I understand that John Graziano is still hospitalized in a vegetative state since last year’s accident … when does his sentence end? I’m not sure if any of this is really fair … but it is, apparently, justice.

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Lynne Spears Says Jamie Lynn Was Treated Unfairly

While Palin was 'celebrated' she was 'crucified'

Mama Lynne Spears is opening up to Newsweek magazine about the unfair treatment that her family received, and her daughter Jamie Lynn Spears in particular, after news came out that JL got pregs at 16 as opposed to the treatment that the Palin family received when news broke about Bristol Palin’s teenage pregnancy. Lynne calls foul that the Palins were “celebrated” by being forthcoming with their news (well, mebbe not totally forthcoming at the start … they were forced to admit the pregnancy after political blogs started putting the pieces of the story together) while Spears was “crucified” for her admission. Here is a portion of Mama Lynne‘s interview with Newsweek magazine:


Lynne Spears says the public had a “totally different reaction” to the teen pregnancies of her daughter Jamie Lynn and Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol. “It’s as if [Sarah Palin] became celebrated,” Lynne told Newsweek. “I mean, the mother, Palin, was celebrated for this. Every woman in the world has applauded her strength and her convictions and poor little old Jamie Lynn, you saw how she was crucified – everybody did, firsthand,” Lynne said. “I just feel like it’s been a very hypocritical situation.” In December, Jamie Lynn, the star of Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101 was 16 when she announced her pregnancy. She gave birth to daughter Maddie in June at the age of 17. In August, Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, revealed that her 17-year-old daughter is expecting and engaged. “Do I promote teen sex? Of course not,” Lynne told Newsweek. “Do I promote teen pregnancy? Needless to say, of course not. But when it happens, you deal with it and you do the best you can do. Jamie Lynn has done beautifully with what she’s done,” Lynne said. “Could every other teenager do what Jamie Lynn has done?” asked Lynne. “No indeed.” Lynne also rebutted criticism that Jamie Lynn glamorized teen pregnancy. “We don’t want this said, ’cause this would be glamorizing, but I will tell you a secret: her baby does sleep all night,” Lynne explained. “What do you think about those apples? Maddie is the best baby I have ever seen,” Lynne added. “She is like a little angel. She’s so contented. She laughs and she coos and ahead of herself with her stages. But of course we can’t tell that because then we would just glamorize it more.” Lynne, the author of a tell-all memoir titled Through the Storm, told Newsweek that she “really can’t give advice” to the Palin family. “Everybody’s situation is different,” she said. “I would never tell anybody else what to do with their child. I would never attempt to make them think I knew more about their child. Even if they were to ask, I would tell them dig deep, what do you think?”

You know, I noticed this same sort of thing myself … while I don’t consider both situations absolutely identical, I can absolutely sympathize with Lynne‘s contention that her family was treated more unfairly. I, personally, was very surprised at how applauded the Palin family was by their own conservative political party. It has been my estimation that social conservatives are the ones to start throwing stones first whenever a public figure suffers a very public human fault like this … and yet the Palins were celebrated for their “strength”. The Spears family, tho, were vilified and horribly criticized in comparison. I see her point and I think she has a valid one. Do y’all think that there was a disparity in fair treatment between the similar family situations? If so, is it justified?

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Clay Aiken Comes Out Of The Closet

Admits his sexuality & debuts his son on the cover of 'People' magazine

In news that is prolly surprising only to his most loyal Claymate fans, Clay Aiken has decided to come out of the closet and admit his homosexuality on the cover of the new issue of People magazine. Under the headline, Yes, I’m Gay (which is the same headline that Ellen DeGeneres and Lance Bass used when they came out of the closet on the cover of People), Clay also gives the world the first really good look of his newborn son Parker Foster Aiken who was born via surrogate mother (best friend and producer Jaymes Foster) on 08.08.08. Here is Clay and Parker‘s new People magazine cover:


People magazine has yet to update its own site with this breaking news but the Huffington Post is all over it:

People hits newsstands on New York and LA on Wednesday, and there new cover is a doozy. American Idol alum Clay Aiken and newborn son Parker pose for their first photos AND Aiken officially comes out. Parker Foster Aiken was born on August 8 in North Carolina to Aiken’s good friend Jaymes Foster, 50. The pair met when Aiken was a contestant on American Idol. He was in “Spamalot” on Broadway earlier this year and is returning now. Aiken has long remained silent about his sexuality. While he has legions of female fans called Claymates, but has also been referred to for years as Gayken by Kathy Griffin and has been allegedly solicited gay sex online.

Even tho I am not a Clay Aiken fan (in the least, I don’t like an thing that he does actually) I must commend him for taking this step into brave new territory for him and his family. This People magazine cover quotes him as saying “I cannot raise a child to lie or hide things” and I have to admit that he gets major props from me for coming to that conclusion. Parker can only benefit from his father’s honesty … I wish them well on their life’s journey together. So … thoughts?

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The Dude Who Leaked Britney Spears’s New Single Speaks

Milk your 15 minutes of fame, dude

The tool overeager radio DJ who leaked the snippet of Britney Spears‘s new single Womanizer last week (and was subsequently fined by Sony/BMG and removed from his job at his radio station because of it) is now talking to Tennessean.com in order to tell his side of the story … while he still can cuz in about 45 mins. no one is gonna even remember his name (which I’m confused about … the initial reports stated that his name is Adam Sevalia but this new article claims his real name is Adam Davis):


WRVW (The River) personality Intern Adam said today he has been taken off the air for leaking the new Britney Spears’ single, “Womanizer” on the radio station’s Web site. “I was the first person in the world who had this, the Britney Spears’ comeback single,” he said. “I got excited; I got eager. I wanted to get this out there already, so I did. And I guess I got a little too eager.” Intern Adam, whose real name is Adam Davis (and he’s not an intern), said he doesn’t yet know if he’s been suspended or fired from the station for which he’s worked since 2004. WRVW’s Rich Davis did not return a call today. Intern Adam, 25, taped the song during a Jive Records conference call with radio programmers and posted it on the station’s Web site. He said he never played the song on the air. He would not comment on whether anyone else at the station knew beforehand what he had done. “If anyone has ever listened to The River, they know I”m a big supporter of Britney Spears. It’s ironic that Britney’s biggest supporter on the air here is off the air because I played a Britney Spears song. I don’t know what is going to happen next,” he said. “All I can say is bad press is better than no press when you are off the air. Hopefully, I’m not fired. Hopefully they’ll let me back.”

See, it’s one thing to be a supporter of someone’s professional career but I find it highly unlikely he was out for anything other than his own fame at being the first person to leak the new Britney Spears track. Did he really believe he was helping Britney by leaking a snippet of a low quality, unfinished version of her new song? I really don’t think so. In the end, he acted extremely unprofessionally and I’m not surprised that Britney‘s record company is going after him and that his radio station employers have yanked him off the air. He’s really trying to ride this wave of “fame” for as long as he can … I hope he enjoys the ride. I doubt it’ll last much longer.

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Jason Mraz Likes To Smoke

Or at the very least likes to hold joint-looking things

Here are a couple of kinda amazing photos of singer/songwriter Jason Mraz holding what looks to be a marijuana cigarette (or a joint, if you will) while backstage with Dutch television host Sascha Visser (who is not just holding a joint but is puffin’ on it, too). The photo has been captioned by the photo agency “Jason Mraz smoking a joint” but, in all fairness, the photos do not necessarily show that A.) Jason is holding an actual joint per se (it could be a hand-rolled tobacco cigarette) or that B.) Jason is smoking anything (he’s just holding it) … check ‘em out:


Now, we know for a fact that Jason likes to wield sharp cutlery while in his skimpy underwear but we do not know for a fact that he likes to smoke dope. I think it’s pretty safe to assume that he likes to engage in said enterprise but … well, let’s just let the photos speak for themselves. I gotta say, Jason Mraz‘s appeal has really grown on me in the past few months. I love his new album, I love his My Space updates and I love that pics like these exist. He looks fun. What do y’all think … is he puffin’ on the happy grass or do any of y’all think it’s just a regular ol’ hand-rolled tobacco cig?

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Shannen Doherty Does ‘Radar’ Magazine

Talks about the tabloids and why she doesn't like to read about herself

Shannen Doherty is featured on the cover and in the pages of the October issue of Radar magazine and in her coverstory interview talks about a range of topics — from germophobia to shoeophilia — Shannen also poses for an “arty” photospread (cue the Oohs and Aahs). Here is what Shannen‘s Radar cover looks like and an excerpt from her interview:


On how it felt to be hated by the tabloids:
“I was exploring who I was as a person and testing my own boundaries and trying to be a normal 18-, 19-, 20-year-old, and I got raked over the coals. Many nights I cried myself to sleep over that stuff.”

On the worst lie she ever read about herself:
“There’ve been so many. One of those bullshit rags [wrote that I'd entered AA]. They said that I was so, quote, ‘scared of the drink’ that I was sleeping on my sponsor’s couch. Now, I’ve never been in AA. I accompanied my husband to AA meetings—actually, I forced him to go to one—but I’ve never actually gone for myself. Sometimes you can find some truth, a little nugget somewhere, but not one thing about this was true … But people sell their stories and make their 500 bucks at your expense, and it’s like, ‘Wow. Really?’”

Fascinating … well, not really. But, I am intrigued to read the whole interview tho, I mean, it’s Shannen Doherty … she’s gotta have something worth talking about, right? Well, OK, mebbe not … but perhaps they ask her about Tori Spelling again and she gets all pissy with the interviewer — that always manages to get a small chortle out of me. Now … I must say that I like her coverphoto very much … it’s simple, it’s nice. The rest of the photospread, tho, leaves much to be desired IMHO. After the jump, check out a few pics from Shannen‘s Radar photospread … More »

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‘Kath & Kim’s US Debut Is Imminent

A new promo video is out

The US debut of Kath & Kim is only about 2 weeks away and NBC is doing the final push to promote the series debut. As I’ve said all along, I’m going to give the show the full benefit of the doubt even tho I know it won’t be exactly like the amazing original Australian version of the show. I do trust, tho, that Molly Shannon and Selma Blair will be able to make me laugh … and that, over all, is what I’m most looking forward to. Here are a few screencaps from the latest NBC promo video for Kath & Kim:


At least I’m relieved to see that the US version of the series will showcase Kim‘s love of thong underwear … on that account, I can breathe a hefty sigh of relief. After the jump, check out this latest Kath & Kim promo video and judge for yourself … More »

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History Lesson

The TV Guide

David and I had grand plans to check out the bar scene here in Reykjavik, Iceland last night … unfortch, our horse riding adventure from earlier in the day ended up getting the best of us. As the day/night wore on we got more and more sore … and tired. We ended up crashing underneath our insanely warm and comfy down blankets and pillows. At least we woke up refreshed and much less sore today :) We spent the early part of today in town doing a bit of shopping, pausing to snack on delicious Icelandic hot dogs (called pylsurs) and then spending some time at the National Museum of Iceland. Here are a few pics of our day today:


A portion of the museum was hands on so we were able to dress up as vikings … I think we look pretty hawt, no? I also kinda loved the wool hat with built in porn ‘stache … I think I like having a ‘stache — too bad I can’t grow one :( In about an hour we have to make our way to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa for some much needed pampering … oh man, I have been dreaming about this since I got here. Woot! I can’t wait. Tomorrow is our last day here in Iceland … I am gonna be very sad to leave … I just love it here. Are there any kind Icelanders out there who are lookin’ to adopt a cute and faithful blogger? Shoot me an email, serious inquiries only please :)

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K.Hud only dates celebs, Bob Dylan to tour, 'The City' gets picked up by MTV
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Lindsay Lohan Poses For A New Photoshoot

Also chats on the phone and smokes

Earlier today we got sorta official confirmation that Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson are, more or less, involved in a romantic relationship … and in completely unrelated Lindsay news, here are a few photos of Linds posing for a fashion magazine photoshoot at a private residence in the hills of Hollywood, CA yesterday afternoon:


In between takes, Linds puffed on an endless stream of cigarettes and chatted ceaselessly on the phone … most likely with girlfriend Samantha. As if I needed more reason to love me some Lindsay … I mean, I hate the smoking but I do love that she is so happily settled with Samantha — and is finally being open about it. They make a great couple and I hope they stay together forever. If Lindsay gives up the cancer sticks, she’ll be able to enjoy much more time with Samantha so … she should just quit already.

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Proof That Gavin Rossdale Has Fans Of His Solo Music

At least 2!

Here are a few pics from a recent live performance that Gavin Rossdale gave in SoCal at the Roots and Shoots Day of Peace Festival this past Sunday … as you can tell from these cute pics, Gavin had at least 2 fans in the audience who were there to see his live act:


Okay, I can’t be 100% certain that wifey Gwen Stefani and eldest son Kingston James were in the hiz to watch Gavin perform … but I’m gonna venture a guess that they were. It should be noted that Gwen and Gavin‘s newborn son Zuma Nesta Rock was NOT in attendance to support his dad’s live performance … which only goes to show that he is a bad son. Bad son! I am SO ready to get my first glimpse that little Zuma … bring it on, Gwen … we’ve waited long enough!

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More Speedo Hotness With Dr. McSwimmy

Hurray for outtakes!

Yesterday we got to see the hilarious Grey’s Anatomy spoof that was featured on Jimmy Kimmel‘s Big Night of Stars pre-Emmy Awards special which starred Michael Phelps as Dr. McSwimmy … today we get to see a few outtake and behind the scenes photos from the filming of this Grey’s spoof:


Yeah, basically it’s just an excuse to post pics of Michael Phelps standing around in his tiny little Speedo. And, for the record, I stand by my assertion that Phlepsie was hilarious in this little spoof … how can you not lurve a man who has no problem showing off his hot bod while wearing only a Speedo and not much else (tho, I could do without the black socks and Crocs combo). In case you missed it the first time, click HERE to watch the Dr. McSwimmy Grey’s Anatomy spoof to see Phelpsie in action.

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Jennifer Aniston Chills With A New Guy In Cabo

John Mayer who?

Well now … it apparently didn’t take long for Jennifer Aniston to get over her breakup with John Mayer. Here are a few new pictures of Jen down in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with a mysterious new dude which were taken a couple of weeks ago. You may recall the last time we saw pics of Jen enjoying the company of a male companion while on holiday was when she was just hooking up with John Mayer … so does this mean she is beginning a new relationship with this new gent?


Now, in all fairness, I suppose it’s possible that Jen is just casually canoodling with this dude and nothing of substance may come if it at all. In fact, if it weren’t for that last especially snuggly photo of Jen with this dude, one could’ve assumed they were just friends or close cousins or something (tho, I suppose I may be mistaking “snuggliness” for Jen just reaching down to pick up her purse or something). I dunno … Jen doesn’t often sneak away to resort locations with men unless it means something. Seeing these pics makes me miss Mayerston … is that wrong?

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Heidi Montag Plays DJ In Las Vegas

DJ Heidi on the 2s

While her Hills nemesis, Lauren LC Conrad, was bizzy partying the night away (and generally mistreating BFF Lauren Lo Bosworth on the red carpet) on Emmy night this past Sunday, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt were in Las Vegas, NV hitting up the scene with Heidi, in particular, taking up DJing duties for a short while at one of the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino hotspots. Here are a few pics of Speidi in Vegas and a few of Heidi doing whatever it was that she was doing behind the DJ decks on Sunday night:


It looks to me that Speidi weren’t going to let the fact that they weren’t invited to the Emmy Awards or any of its afterparties get in the way of their good time … they just got the hell out of town and made their way to Sin City where they are always welcomed with open arms. Yeah, I’m not entirely sure that Heidi really did much DJing but she sure did a lot of posing with those earphones. They look fun to party with, don’t they?

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Lo Bosworth Comes In Handy For Lauren Conrad

You know Audrina wouldn't do this shizz for LC

At last … now we know why Lauren Lo Bosworth really won out the battle of the BFFs against Audrina Patridge for the right to be Lauren LC Conrad‘s one and only #2 … here are a couple pics of LC and Lo on the red carpet for the 6th Annual TV Guide Emmy Afterparty that show just how handy it is to have a Lo around:


Now that Lo won the battle of BFF supremacy, she has the sole right to bow down and touch the hem of LC‘s garment … and inspect it for any imperfections that might need tending to. Oh yeah, you know Audrina ain’t down with that shizz. At last … it all becomes so clear.

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Lindsay Lohan Confirms Relationship With Samantha Ronson

Woot!

Hap-hap Happy Day! I had been hesitant to speculate about the relationship enjoyed between Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson because I was not willing to make a full determination of the parameters of their involvement until one or both of them went on the record about it. Up until now, I was happy to refer to them as BFFs because even if they were involved romantically, calling them BFFs would still be valid. BUT, last night Lindsay was a guest on the sex-advice radio program Loveline (hosted by Dr. Drew and Stryker) and she seemed to confirm that she and Samantha are “going out” with one another. I, for one, am thrilled for them both … and am very happy to know that they are, apparently, in love with one another. Here is a cute pic of L. Ron enjoying one another’s company at the 6th Annual TV Guide Emmy Afterparty on Sunday night (which was held at The Kress in LA) and a direct transcription of Lindsay‘s confirmation to DJ Stryker on Loveline last night:


Stryker: What’s your plan for the rest of the night? You gonna watch your girl spin at that TV Guide party and watch the Bravery?
LL: I’m here to support, I’m here to support and I love the Bravery so …
Stryker: Yeah, they’re awesome … now you guys, you and Samantha have been going out for how long now?
LL: [Laughs]
Stryker: Like 20, 2 years, 1 year, 5 months, 2 months?
LL: A long, very long time.
Stryker: Well good, I hope you guys stay together. You’re a very lovely looking couple.
LL: Thank you very much.

Stryker also asked if she and Sam would like to come on a future ep of Loveline together and Linds said that they might possibly do that. Wee! I am so happy for the both of them … they both look so happy, happier than I’ve ever seen them before they got together. They are officially my fave new Hollywood couple!!!! Incidentally, the majority of Lindsay‘s interview had to do with the tragic plane crash involving Travis Barker and DJ AM, the last bit about the L. Ron relationship was just tacked on as the interview was ending. Click HERE to hear Lindsay‘s entire Loveline interview … the confirmation comes in at about the 6:30 point of the interview. Ain’t lurve grand?

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Miley Cyrus & Justin Gaston Get Chaperoned

The 'just friends' must, apparently, be watched by mama Cyrus

Last week it was revealed that Miley Cyrus and underwear model Justin Gaston were hookin’-up (tho Miley insists the pair are “just friends”) … and it looks like whatever it is that they’re doing together is still happening. Here are new pics of Miley and Justin (Mistin? Jiley?) out together for a night on the town at Universal Studios CityWalk with mama Tish Cyrus acting as chaperone:


Just friends my booty but … whatevs. He’s an ubercutie, I don’t blame Miss Cyrus one bit for wanting to hang out with this cutiepie. Incidentally, as an update to THIS post on Miley‘s alleged desire to end her run on the Disney series Hannah Montana, Cyrus herself tells People magazine that she is “fully committed to Hannah Montana” … uh huh:

Hannah Montana fans can release a collective sigh of relief: Despite reports of an early exit, teen superstar Miley Cyrus says she isn’t retiring her blonde wig anytime soon. “I am fully committed to Hannah Montana. It’s what gave me this amazing opportunity to reach out to so many people,” Cyrus tells PEOPLE, adding, “I couldn’t do it alone. We have an amazing cast that is so supportive, including my dad who has been there for me every step of the way.” … A Disney Channel rep calls talk of on-set squabbles “just gossip,” while a source close to Miley Cyrus says: “It’s a lot of craziness. Miley is really devoted to the show and she’s really upset by the gossip,” continues the source. “Miley is never late to work. Every minute of her day is planned out. When she’s not shooting the movie or the series, she’s recording the [Hannah Montana] soundtrack. She has a lot invested in Hannah Montana. It’s not going away any time soon.” On set “they’re like a big family,” says the source. “Emily and Miley are like sisters. Occasionally they have disagreements but they make up and they never let it effect their work.”

Well of course Disney is gonna make sure that they paint a perfect picture regarding their relationship with Miley Cyrus. I kinda don’t believe this kumbaya lovefest that they’re trying to peddle but … I guess we’ll see. Why is it that Miley Cyrus tends to draw the biggest attention over the most non-issues in Hollywood? First it was that Vanity Fair thing and now this … man, it really looks like she’s gonna have a very long career in Tinsel Town.

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Preview ’90210′s Musical Episode

Or don't if you want to remain unspoiled

The CW was gracious enough to share a few preview photos from tomorrow’s episode, titled Wide Awake and Dreaming, of 90210 where West Beverly High alum Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty) directs the new West Bev gang in their high school production of the hit Broadway musical Spring Awakening:


But, I know that some folks don’t like to read/see/hear about spoilers before the episodes air so I’m putting all the spoilery stuff behind the cut. After the jump, check out a few preview pics of tomorrow’s ep along with a short episode synopsis … More »

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Amy Poehler Does ‘Time Out New York’ Magazine

Baby bump alert!!!

In celebration of Time Out magazine’s 40th anniversary, Time Out New York features Saturday Night Live comedienne Amy Pohler (among others) in a new interview with the mag wherein she talks about her fave NY things and also poses for a supercute new photospread where she shows off her burgeoning baby bump. Here are a few pics from her photoshoot and a portion of her interview:


Time Out: What do you love about doing comedy in New York?
Amy Poehler: New York is so accessible to the lifestyle we were leading when we first moved there. You can eat really cheaply and buy nitrous at the deli before your show.

Time Out: What’s the biggest thing to happen to the city in the last 13 years?
Amy Poehler: Well, what do you think that answer’s gonna be? For me, it’s the new restaurant next to Kiehl’s.

Time Out: What’s your favorite place or thing in New York?
Amy Poehler: During the blackout our theater [UCB Theater] didn’t lose power for some reason. Everyone in the neighborhood came over and some people slept there. We performed all night.

Time Out: I was there the first night the theater reopened after 9/11, for performers only. It was a very special gathering.
Amy Poehler: Yeah, in the past 13 years, when the shit goes down, we meet there. It’s a great place to be when the world goes to shit.

Time Out: Complete the sentence: New York is…
Amy Poehler: …full of cheeseburgers.

Aww I love it … and I love that Time Out NY chose Amy as one of their 40 Most Amazingest New Yorkers Ever for this issue of their mag. Amy is a doll and she looks absolutely beautiful with a baby bump. I’m utterly convinced that she is going to be the coolest mom ever … even tho a little part of me thinks that she may kinda be a little like the character she played in her last movie (with Tina Fey) Baby Mama. Whatevs, I’d love to have Amy Poehler as a mom … wouldn’t you?

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365 Days Of David Beckham

Cristiano Ronaldo fans can't have all the hotness

Last week we got our first look at the official 2009 Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar and today we get to see a few images from the official 2009 David Beckham Calendar. Some of you may recall that some of of these photos have already been published in the September issue of Men’s Health magazine … which is fine by me cuz I really thought Becks looked hawt in those photos. Here is what at least half of the David Beckham Calendar for 2009 will look like:


Curiously (or mebbe not) both the Beckham and the Ronaldo calendar are published by the same celebrity calendar manufacturer, Danilo. You know, Cristiano looks pretty good in his calendar but I deffo think the hotness edge goes to Becks. I was very impressed with this photoshoot when it first appeared in the pages of Men’s Health magazine … these pics make for a great calendar. Wee … what a way to spend the year. So who do y’all think makes the hotter calendar boy — Becks or Cristiano?

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Olympian Michael Phelps Is Dr. McSwimmy

Why wasn't he this funny on 'Saturday Night Live'?

Michael Phelps made a special guest appearance on ABC last night during Jimmy Kimmel‘s Big Night of Stars pre-Emmy Awards special. Phelpsie made a cameo in a Grey’s Anatomy spoof that introduced him as a new character on the show — Dr. McSwimmy. Here are a few screencaps from the spoof:


Not only was this little skit funnier than the entire Emmy Awards show itself (or so I hear) but it was infinitely funnier than any of his skits from his appearance on Saturday Night Live last weekend. After the jump, check out the full video of this Grey’s spoof for yourselves … More »

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My Little Pony

The TV Guide

Earlier this morning David and I made our way out to the Eld Hestar (Volcano Horses) horse farm to embark on a 3-hour Meadows and Mountains horse ride. Now, I haven’t been on a horse in many, many years (I think the last time was in 6th grade winter camp) so I was very excited to get the chance to go horse riding again. To be honest, I hadn’t really anticipated how messy the whole enterprise is … but I didn’t let that deter me. It was muddy, smelly and unfortch poopy but we had an amazing time nonetheless. Here are a few pics from our fun earlier today … I never learned the name of my Icelandic steed so I decided to name him (I think it was a he) Íquus:

We had so much fun … but I can already tell that we are gonna be a couple of sore mofos tomorrow. I hadn’t anticipated how bumpy riding a horse over rough terrain was … it was kinda like riding around in the SuperJeep but without heated leather seats and a seat belt. I loved my horse … not so much his poopy nature but, eh, I lived with it :) The Icelandic horse is so beautiful, it was really quite a treat to be able to ride them. You will note that I had to take a pic with a brown horse that seemed to have bleached blonde hair … I felt a kinship with him.

Tonight I think we’re gonna venture out to check out the bar scene … tomorrow, wee, we’re headed for the Blue Lagoon geothermic pool spa so that we can try and undo all the muscle strain we did today. I am a bit sad that our time here in Reykjavik is flying by so quickly … I could deffo spend more time here. I already know that I want to come back … and possibly buy a SuperJeep of my own ;)

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Preview the '9 to 5' musical, a new list of Rock Hall noms is out, Nick Cave writes again
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Ryan Seacrest Videos A Shirtless Jeff Probst

The title says it all

For some reason, as yet fully unknown to me, Ryan Seacrest decided to whip out his video camera and record footage of Emmy Award winning host of Survivor, Jeff Probst, nekkid from the waist up while backstage at the Nokia Theater for the 60th Annual Emmy Awards in LA last night — and then share it with the InterWeb … so natch, we have to take a look. Here are a few screencaps of the shirtless Probst with another shirtless and overly hairy man named Vic:


Is it really wrong that I don’t really mind the sight of Jeff Probst sans shirt? Am I alone? Click HERE to watch this video footage in full … if you dare … then lemme know what you think.

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Jennifer Lopez: Greek Goddess

Greece is the word

Jennifer Lopez has made her way to Athens, Greece this past weekend to kick off her new world tour, playing in front of 11,000 people at the Olympic Stadium. But before she took to the stage to put on her show, she took some time to pose for some pretty pictures at the Erechtheion temple near the Acropolis in a new photoshoot, behold:


Wearing a dreamy flowing strapless blue dress, Lopez gazed intensely into the camera of Greek-born photographer Spyros Poros. Lopez, with her hair curly, can be seen holding herself up between two huge pillars of the ancient Erechtheion, on the north side of the Acropolis. While it is still unclear what the photos will be used for, there were rumours that they would appear in a weekly magazine. One fan wrote on the singer’s fan site: “She looks absolutely gorgeous. The whole town is at her feet. She is very friendly and waves to the cameras.” Lopez was in Greece for a single concert on Saturday, wearing three outfits for her performance, including a white Charleston-like dress, a black body-hugging outfit and a gold-coloured short dress with black knee-high boots.

While I wasn’t too fond of the fortune-telling outfit that J. Lo wore in Portofino, Italy last week I gotta say that she does look pretty spectacular in these photos. I don’t think that the O face is all that necessary but I do love her dress and I’m pretty certain that these pics will turn out very hawt. Me likey.

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Tom Ford Believes That Sex Sells

Uses penis to sell his products

At the risk that it might be too early in the day for nekkid penis, I feel incumbent to share a completely NSFW image (courtesy of Made In Brazil) from the Tom Ford Spring ad campaign that was shot by photographer Terry Richardson and features the fully frontally nude Brazilian model Alex Schultz:


Much like the Abercrombie & Fitch philosophy that one can sell more clothing by featuring hot, nekkid models in your ad campaigns, Tom Ford seems pretty confident that a lack of clothing on the right person might inspire shoppers to buy his designs. Eh, who am I to judge? After the jump, check out the TOTALLY NSFW uncensored image above … More »

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‘Hannah Montana’ Dunzo?

Please say it is so

Could it be that Miley Cyrus has finally outgrown her professional relationship with Disney and is ready to put say Peace the Spork Out to the Hannah Montana role that made her a star? Well, according to a new report, both Miley and her daddums Billy Ray Cyrus are doing everything they can to get out of finishing the eps for this last season of the show as quickly as they can (ie. before the actual end of the season) much to Disney‘s chagrin. Interestingly enough, there is another new report that claims that Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell is lookin’ to sign Miley up to play a young Carrie Bradshaw in a proposed “young adult” prequel series to SaTC … so basically, we’ve got good news/bad news sitch on our hands:


TMZ has learned Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus want off “Hannah Montana,” and their conduct has triggered a war on the set. Our spies on the set tell us Miley has bragged that she will get fired, making it clear she wants to focus on singing and not the show. For his part, Billy Ray has also made it clear that there is more money in singing than a Disney cable show. As a result, the father-daughter team has been showing up to the set ridiculously late, stalling production and infuriating cast and crew … Sources tell us Billy Ray has told people on the set that he and Miley will do 12 more episodes and then they are out. Disney was so pissed they called his agent, railing that Billy Ray and Miley were ingrates. Disney insisted that Billy Ray and Miley not only finish the 24 episode season — but Disney was adding six more episodes.

And now for the bad news:

Candace Bushnell, the creator of the smash TV series and movie Sex And The City, has suggested that Miley Cyrus play the role of a young Carrie Bradshaw in her planned prequel series. Currently working on a pair of novels focusing on ‘young’ Carrie’s time in high school, Bushnell has revealed that the teenage Carrie, “…did not follow the crowd – she led it. It was there that she began observing and commenting on the social scene.” She added that Cyrus could be perfect playing the teenage Carrie, who has been played as an adult by Sarah Jessica Parker in the TV series and on the big screen. Miley herself appears to be very keen on the role, telling TV Guide earlier in the year, “I’d love to do a younger, cleaner version of Sex And The City.”

While I wouldn’t mind very much if the Hannah Montana character died a quick and painful death, I am aghast that this Sex and the City prequel bullshizz is even being discussed. I’m not sure how valid this report is necessarily but I personally think a sanitized, young adult version of the show would be SO STUPID. WTF are they thinking? The whole idea is bad enough but casting Miley Cyrus, are they seriously out of their freakin’ minds? I really hope this wild talk is a total fabrication … I’m not sure my frail little heart could survive what I think would be the total decimation of SaTC. Please gods, let this never happen … please. What do y’all think … does any of this sound like a good idea to any of y’all?

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The 60th Annual Emmy Awards Are Handed Out

In, what is being described as, possibly the worst Emmy Awards ceremony ever

Last night the 60th Annual Emmy Awards were given out for outstanding achievement in television at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles, CA. I was not able to watch the show myself, since I am currently in Reykjavik, Icelancd on holiday, but the reviews are in and I understand the show itself was pretty unwatchable. Despite the shortcomings of this year’s Emmy Awards show, the whole reason for the shindig in the first place is to hand out awards to some very deserving folks … oh, and for the fashions on the red carpet. Here are a few pics of some of the folks who strutted their stuff down the red carpet last night:


Christina Applegate looked stunning on the red carpet, I’m so glad to see her looking so well. Heidi Klum and Julie Benz also looked pretty amazing … I threw in David Boreanaz so that there could be a little bit of Angel/Darla love going on here. I liked Brooke Shields‘s pink dress and I thought Kathy Griffin picked out a nice wig to wear for the event. Here are a few pics of some of the winners in the Emmy Awards press room backstage … I also threw in some non-winners as well, cuz they were brave enough to pose for pics without having actually won anything last night:


The sleek ’60s drama “Mad Men” made Emmy history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award, while the sitcom “30 Rock” and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also emerged as big winners. “We’re all so very grateful to have jobs in this turkey-burger economy,” Fey said after accepting the best comedy series trophy for her satire about a late-night TV show. “This is the greatest job I’ve ever had in my life,” Baldwin said of his role an a network executive. He paid tribute to Fey, the NBC show’s star and creator, as “the Elaine May of her generation.” “I thank my parents for somehow raising me to have confidence that is disproportionate with my looks and abilities. Well done. That is what all parents should do,” said Fey, who also won for best actress and writing in a comedy series. Emmy voters rewarded quality, not ratings: Many of the winners draw relatively small audiences. AMC’s “Mad Men,” which looks at America through the prism of Madison Avenue, is lucky to get 2 million viewers. Glenn Close of FX’s “Damages” and Bryan Cranston of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” captured drama acting trophies. Close, honored for her portrayal of a ruthless attorney, complimented her fellow nominees, including Holly Hunter and Sally Field. “We’re proving that complicated, powerful, mature women are sexy in high entertainment and can carry a show,” she said. “I call us the sisterhood of the TV drama divas.” Cranston won the trophy for his role of a desperate man who turns to making drugs. Dianne Wiest of “In Treatment” and Zeljko Ivanek of “Damages” won supporting acting honors for the drama series. Jean Smart of ABC’s “Samantha Who?” was honored as best supporting actress in a comedy series, with Jeremy Piven her actor counterpart for “Entourage.” Piven took aim at the five reality hosts who helped open the ceremony in what could charitably called a rambling way, saying, “What if I just kept talking for 12 minutes — what would happen? That was the opening.” The crowd at the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards laughed heartily, not a good sign for the hosts, who included Ryan Seacreast of “American Idol.” … Jeff Probst of “Survivor,” one of the ceremony’s masters of ceremonies, claimed the first award for best reality series host. “We feel honored to be part of this family. Thank you for letting reality in,” he said … HBO’s “John Adams,” about the founding father, was named best miniseries and won other awards including acting trophies for Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson. The historical drama set a record for most awards, 13, including five trophies Sunday and eight previously announced. The record of 11 was held by HBO’s “Angels in America,” the TV academy said. HBO was the most-honored network, with 26 awards earned Sunday and at the creative arts ceremony held earlier this month. ABC was second with 12 awards, followed by CBS, NBC and PBS with 10 each; AMC with eight, Showtime with five and Fox with four.

Felicitations and congratulations go out to all of this year’s Emmy Award winners … but I am struggling to find nice things to say about last night’s award show. Since I didn’t get to see it for myself, I have to rely on what others are reporting … and none of it is good. After the jump, check out some of the scathing yet funny bad reviews of last night’s 60th Annual Emmy Awards — believe me, some of them are deffo worth checking out … More »

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Casey Aldridge Exercises Poor Judgement At Wal-Mart

The boy's not too bright, y'all

In other Spears-related news, I feel that I have to nominate new teenage dad Casey Aldridge as Moron of the Year. According to a new report from TMZ, Casey thought it would be a brilliant idea to snap a bunch of private, family photos — including one of his teenage bride babymama Jamie Lynn Spears exposing her left breast as she nursed their new born baby daughter Maddie Briann — and then take his camera to his friendly neighborhood Wal-Mart so that he could make a few copies of said photos. It never occurred to him that processing photos of his very famous family at a place like Wal-Mart might not be the best idea, especially since those Wal-Mart employees make minimum wage and the huge pay-out for private Spears family photos can be very high. It now turns out, according to the report, that federal and state authorities have gotten involved to help track down the photo peddlers because the exposed breast photo of JL is considered “child pornography” since she is still underage, even tho she’s already a mother. Um. Yeah:


Law enforcement sources tell TMZ federal and local authorities are on the hunt for someone peddling 12 pics of Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn, daughter Maddie and baby daddy Casey Aldridge. One of the pictures shows Jamie Lynn breast feeding Maddie — Jamie Lynn’s left breast is exposed. The pics were taken on Casey’s digital camera. We’re told he took the camera card to his local Wal-Mart in Louisiana for copies. Law enforcement believes someone at the Wal-Mart may have made extra copies, then tried selling them. Because Jamie Lynn is a minor, selling the pics — or buying them — could constitute a violation of federal laws prohibiting pornography. Peddling pictures of a minor’s breast — even if not taken for sexual purposes — could land the seller and the buyer in federal prison if they are marketed across state lines for the purpose of being lurid. Also, anyone purchasing the pics could be prosecuted for the crime of receiving stolen property. Other pics in the set include Britney holding the baby and one of Jamie Lynn, Britney, Brian (Brit’s bro), Lynne Spears and Jamie Spears around Jamie Lynn’s hospital bed. There are also pics of Maddie by herself, and there’s a picture of Jamie Lynn in a negligee holding the baby. Authorities are trying to find the man who is attempting to sell the photos. In addition, we’re told Britney’s lawyers are thinking about going after Wal-Mart for the alleged security breach.

I mean … really? It never occurred to Casey that developing photos like this at Wal-Mart might be a bad idea? While it is grossly unfair that celebrities have to take extra precautions with things like this, I think it makes a wee bit more sense to mebbe invest in a $100 photo printer to print out personal pics like this? Mebbe? I mean, yes I understand that the Wal-Mart person is ultimately responsible for this heinous crime but I simply cannot believe that Casey would be this dumb. Actually, considering the situation he got him and his teenage lover in by practicing unsafe sex, I can believe he is this dumb.

For the record, the photo above of JL and MB is not one of the pilfered pics but is a photo snapped by OK! magazine after MB‘s birth. You can tell it’s not one of Casey‘s photos cuz JL‘s breasts are fully covered.

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The Premiere Of Britney Spears’s New Single Has Been Delayed

Sony/BMG makes us wait a week to hear 'Womanizer'

It looks like the world is going to have to wait with bated breath a wee bit longer for the official world premiere of Britney Spears‘s new single Womanizer which was scheduled to debut on radio today. According to a press release by Brit Brit‘s parent record company, the radio premiere of the single has been pushed back to September 29, one week from today:


According to BreathHeavy.com, the single has been delayed so that it can be further mixed and edited. The site also claims that the single premiere may actually be “the middle of the week” but the press release clearly states a premiere date of September 29. While bummed, I prefer that the track be made as perfect as possible before it gets released. I remember fondly how well Gimme More was received last year when it was released to radio, I’d love to see Womanizer enjoy the same popularity. I’m not sure if she can top It’s Britney, Bitch! but I’m sure she’s gonna give it her best try.

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Xtina’s Out Of This World New Album Artwork

Plus new info on new music from Lindsay Rihanna and Beyoncé

Here is our first look at the new cover artwork for the upcoming Xtina Aguilera Greatest Hits album titled Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade of Hits which is scheduled for release this Fall:


I mean … I don’t really get the astronaut vibe of this album artwork but I can appreciate that homegirl opted out of wearing the gaudy red lipstick so … thumbs up. In other Hollywood “It” Girl music news … Lindsay Lohan‘s new single Playground will be released to radio on September 30th and will be available for sale on iTunes on October 7th. Her album Spirit In The Dark will drop November 4th. Beyoncé will 2 new singles on the same day that both Rihanna (Breakin’ Dishes) and Britney Spears (Womanizer) are set to release their singles (October 7th). If I Were A Boy (which reportedly has a pop feel) and Single Ladies (which, again reportedly, has a more “urban” feel) are both set to be released before her as-yet untitled new album is released in December. OH and don’t forget … Britney‘s Womanizer track will be released to radio tomorrow. Yeesh … there is awful lot of girlpop coming our way … um, or should I just say a lot of awful girlpop music is coming — run for you life?

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The Tip Of The Iceberg … Er, Glacier

The TV Guide

First off, I have to say, I am tired as hell, y’all! I’m about 5 mins. from collapsing from exhaustion, like, seriously. That said, today was mos def one of the coolest days of my life … absolutely the most adventurous and quite possibly made this trip to Iceland my fave vacation ever. I shant go into great detail of our 10 hour Golden Circle and Glacier Tour but I will hit the highlights and share some photos. We basically spent the day roaming all over the Golden Circle area of Iceland in a kickass SuperJeep driven by our tour guide Ingi. Funny and knowledgeable, Ingi made sure that we had the best day possible … and we did. We visited the hilly, mossy grassland, then the geisers, then the Gullfoss Waterfall and then got to spend an hour driving snowmobiles on top of the Langjokull Glacier … words cannot express the wonders we saw today but here are a few pics that may give you some idea:


People, heed my advice … if you ever come to Iceland (and I HIGHLY suggest that you do come to this beautiful land sometime in your lifetime), you must bypass all the bus tours and tour the country by SuperJeep. It was kinda like the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland but in real life (those of you familiar with that ride will know what I’m talking about, those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about … just take my word for it, it’s fun as HELL). This Nature Explorer tour was recommended to us by Darion’s friends Julie and Vince and I wholeheartedly endorse them myself. I do not do nature, I do not like to be outside but I had the time of my life today … in the rain, in the snow, in the driving freezing hail … I was in heaven. The beauty of this country is just undescribable — you simply have to see it for yourself.

Man, I am so beat tho … we had a long day. I can’t wait to see more … tomorrow, David and I are going on a horse riding tour for a few hours in the morning so … I have to rest up. Again, tho, let me stress … I absolutely love it here. Nature’s violent and dynamic beauty at its best … I thank the gods above that I have been given this opportunity to visit Iceland. Y’all gotta get here, I promise … you’ll love it as much as I do :)

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It's Emmy night, George promises to behave from now on, no 'SaTC' sequel just yet
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Hot Dude Of The Week: Kelly

Weekend Hotness

It is that hallowed time of the week that we pause to enjoy the Hot Dude of the Week … let’s all say hello to Kelly:


You know, it doesn’t take much to make it as a Hot Dude of the Week around here … all you need is some good looks, maybe a beaded necklace, some Mossimo undies bought at Target … and a set of rockin’ abs might help, too. It’s all about the details, y’all … and Kelly here seems to have them all. Enjoy :)

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Courtney Love Desperately Needs Help

Hey, at least she's aware of her problem now

Yippee! Courtney Love has posted a new blogpost on her official My Space profile. This time around, C. Love is puttin’ the call out there to all the fine, upstanding folks on My Space that she is in need of an honest housekeeper and a documentarian, in that order. Personally, I think she should start by looking for a shrink who enjoys a challenge but that’s just my humble opinion. Here is the full text of Court‘s latest My Space blogpost (as always, all spelling and grammatical errors are her own):


Sunday, September 21, 2008

this is wierd but what the fuck
Current mood: cantankerous

is anyone insanely clean neatfreak near malibu? i need a non thieving non freaky housekeeper
also i need we need a documentarist, someone to document our studio as we go in wedsday, and i have ALOT of work to do til then and i wont just hand this to hbo or bbc 2 or bravo and god forbid not vh1! A DOCUMENATRY NOT A REALITY SHOW. get in touch with jason whp will further put you in touch with jason wienberg at untitled.
and am looking for a young PA type someone whor eally wants to get nto the film business cos as we startramping up pay some dues with me for a few months and you can be on this HTH movie – i think i know who i want to play kurt- he may not be as BEAUTIFUL as the other two but hes got something special and looks alot like him and has a great voice.
i know this is wierd- the agencies suck and im sick of PIGS who steal itts simple as that., so fuck it why not try my space , beats monster . no superfans please. and its very good money. btw the housekeeping part just early hours .
thanks
wierdo mgcee

Honestly, I think that Courtney might have better luck finding the properly qualified help that she is looking for if she A.) moves her plea to a more appropriate website for something like this, craigslist perhaps and/or B.) doesn’t type while she’s inebriated and/or under the influence of a controlled substance(s) … just a friendly suggestion. I know that C. Love is a fan of Polaroid photos … so I’d be happy to offer my services to chronicle her journey in Polaroids … I’m afraid I’ll have to pass on the housekeeping job, tho, I can barely keep my place clean as it stands. Tho, something tells me that one prolly doesn’t have to work too hard to keep Courtney happy with her living area. On second thought, never mind … my guess is that cleaning up all the empty bottles on a daily basis might be too much work for any one person at all.

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Audrina Patridge Moves On …

... and into a new place

Last Friday we saw pics of Audrina Patridge moving out of the house that she shared with her Hills co-stars Lauren LC Conrad and Lauren Lo Bosworth (much to Lo‘s glee, it appeared) and today we get to check out a few pics of Audrina moving into her new place elsewhere in the greater Los Angeles, CA area:


This time around, Audrina had only her family members and tattooed off-camera friends to help with all the heavy lifting. Unlike the scene on Friday afternoon (when Lo looked happy to carry as many heavy boxes as necessary to help Audrina move OUT), Audrina had to rely on her non-Hills crew to help with the dirty work … which is prolly why there were no MTV cameras in the vicinity this time. I’m sure the scene will be worked into a future ep of The Hills in some way … maybe for Lo‘s birthday?!

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Travis Barker, DJ AM Expected To Fully Recover

Thank goodness :)

Great news to report today after the awful news yesterday … Doctors expect that both Travis Barker and Adam DJ AM Goldstein, who were the sole survivors of a tragic plane crash yesterday, will recover fully from their injuries. I cannot tell you how amazingly good this news is! Here is a pic of Travis and AM on stage performing a live concert in Columbia, SC just a few hours before their fateful crash on Friday night:


There is promising long-range news in the medical condition of air-tragedy victims Travis Barker and DJ AM. The medical director of the Georgia burn center where the two are being treated after their escape from a fiery plane crash around midnight Friday said Sunday morning that both critically injured men are expected to make full recoveries. Dr. Fred Mullins of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors’ Hospital in Augusta said at a press conference that former Blink 182 drummer Barker, 32, and DJ Am (real name: Adam Goldstein), 35, are being treated for second- and third-degree burns. Mullins says recovery from such burns can take as long as a year but says that the men suffered no other injuries, adding: “Since both Barker and Goldstein are in overall good health and didn’t suffer from any other crash-related complications, a full recovery is expected.” As for a timeline, though he said recovery could require a year, Mullins also noted, “I would expect it would be much sooner than that.” Mullins says Barker was burned on his torso and lower body, while DJ AM, was burned on his arms and a portion of his head. The doctor described both as remaining in critical but stable condition and in the intensive-care unit of the hospital. Regarding their emotional state, he declined to discuss specifics, but said of burn victims that “45 percent of all patients have some emotional trouble.”

While I am heartened by the news that the guys are expected to “fully recover”, I am concerned about their long-term healing process, tho. A year is a long time to endure a recovery regimen … I hope they both know that they’ve got a lot of people supporting them in their time of need. I am extremely thankful that the news isn’t worse … I look forward to the day when both men are able to be back on stage, doing the thing that they love most — performing.

I must mention how pretty disgusted I am with the way TMZ has been handing some of their reporting on this tragic accident. Last night, they posted a “tragic twist” tale on their site claiming that the reason a chartered private plane was used on Friday night was so that one of the deceased passengers, Travis‘s assistant Chris Baker, could fly home to be with his wife who was “in labor” giving birth to their child:

Travis Barker’s assistant wanted to get home in time for his pregnant wife to give birth. We’ve now learned why Barker and his friends decided to get on that doomed lear jet in South Carolina late last night, and the explanation can only be described as a horribly cruel twist of fate. It all started some time yesterday, when Barker’s assistant, Chris Baker, told the guys that his wife was going into labor. Barker told him that he would do everything in his power to get Baker back to the hospital in time. The quickest way back to Van Nuys was that lear jet. We’re told Barker usually won’t fly on private jets, but made an exception for what was supposed to be one of the happiest moments of Baker’s life. The plane crashed shortly after midnight, killing four people — including Chris Baker. Baker’s wife went into labor early this morning.

This report was immediately refuted as a complete fabrication. Baker‘s wife was not in labor … but I’m really bothered by the fact that TMZ decided to post the story anyways — even if true, what good reason did they have to exploit this “tragic” development? The story has been removed from TMZ‘s website but I gotta say that I am really grossed out that they would even decide to post such a story in the first place.

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George Michael Busted In A Public Restroom … Again

What is with this guy?

BBC News reports that aging 80′s popstar George Michael has been arrested for possession of Class A drugs (ie. crack cocaine) while in a public restroom yesterday in the UK. You may recall that Michael has experience with getting arrested in public restrooms, except the last time he got busted it was for “holding” another man’s biz … this time he got busted for just holding drugs:


The singer George Michael has been cautioned after being arrested in a public toilet for possession of drugs, thought to include crack cocaine. “A 45-year-old man was arrested on 19 September on suspicion of possession of drugs in the Hampstead Heath area,” a Metropolitan Police spokesman said. The singer was taken to a police station and given the caution for possessing class A and class C drugs. Home Office Minister Tony McNulty said drug laws needed to be “flexible”. Asked why Michael had been given a relatively mild punishment for the possession of class A drugs, Mr McNulty said he did not know the details of the case. But he added that the law provides a wide range of punishments for possession of drugs, and “circumstances and context” had to be applied. The Home Office website says possession of class A drugs can result in up to seven years in prison, an unlimited fine or both. Mr McNulty told the BBC: “The biggest message is that drugs are wrong and people will be punished, but it must be right that there is flexiblity in the law.” But the government has the balance “about right” between being tough when it needs to be and providing treatment for individuals “to get off that horrible spiral of drug dependancy and crime”, he added.

So … the lesson for George Michael here is that because he qualifies for “flexibility” in adjudication of the law then he doesn’t have to worry about being properly punished for his crimes, which I’m sure won’t do much to dissuade him from thinking he can commit the very same crime again in the future and, again, not get punished. Sounds like a winning plan to me. Don’t get me wrong, I like George Michael, but I think a nice hefty punishment (say, 7 years in prison, as the law states) might teach the man to behave in public restrooms from now on.

PS: It’s interesting to note that George Michael‘s first public restroom arrest was in 1998, this one occurred in 2008. HMM … mebbe this is just interesting to me.

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Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt, A ‘Cut’ Above The Rest

Try not to lose your appetites

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have been immortalized in close-up portraits, shot by famed photographer Martin Scholler, for display at Wolfgang Puck‘s upscale restaurant Cut inside the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Bevelry Hills, CA. Their portraits will hang on the walls alongside other celebrity portraits of George Clooney, Jack Nicholson and others. Here is what Speidi‘s portraits look like:


So the question becomes … do y’all think that you could be expected to eat with these visages of Speidi looking down on you? Well, can you?

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Mr. & Mrs. Cannon Take In A Broadway Show

They like culture, bitches!

The still joined-at-the-hip newlyweds Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were spied taking in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical In The Heights in NYC this week … here are a couple pics of the couple in the Big Apple:


Now that Mimi is taking her acting career seriously again, I think it’s a great idea that she keep an eye on what other thespians in the Arts are up to in order to help her hone her own skills. And Nick, well, at least he’s taking advantage of the kiddie rates for Broadway shows. Good for him, too.

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Iceland, Iceland Baby!

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Woot! We made it safe and sound to Reykjavik, Iceland early this morning. Even tho the flight was about 5 hours it felt much longer … not that we got much sleep. We got to the hotel at around 8 and had to wait an hour and a half for our room to be ready … which was OK cuz we had time to have a nice breakfast to get the day started. We opted out of napping so that we could salvage as much of the day as we could. We ventured out into the city and walked around for a couple of hours. I gotta say, it’s cold here ;) The wind didn’t help much but the beautiful shining sun did. It rained on us a couple of times but blew over very quickly and we managed to find shelter from the storm at a cute little cafe named for the Norse god Loki. Here are a few of our pics from today:


It’s unfortunate that the Hallgrimskirkja Church is undergoing renovations cuz the whole thing is covered with scaffolding … nonetheless, it’s still a beautiful sight to behold. We couldn’t stay out long cuz I wanted to get back and get some work done. Tonight we’re gonna find a nice place for David’s birthday dinner and then will be turning in early … we have a big, long day ahead of us tomorrow. Our 10 hour glacier hike/tour is gonna be awesome … or kill us, we’re not sure quite yet ;)

So far, we love it here … we’re having a great time and are doing our best to stay warm.

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JK gets political, Amy over? Jerry Lewis evades charges
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PITNB Readers, 092008

Babies, Birthdays and Sorority pledges

Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Eve and John send in a pic with their brand new granddaughter Brooklyn Adalia (10lbs. 6oz.), who was born September 16, in Fresno, CA (on her Grandpa’s birthday) … I am happy to report that new mom Jaclyn and dad Ray are doing well — Sarah sends in a pic from her daughter Hazel‘s 1st birthday party from this past September 11 — Jenny sends in a pic from her little boy’s 1st pirate-themed birthday — Ashton sends in a pic from her 22nd birthday celebration at The Power and Light District in Kansas City, MO — Rebecca sends in a pic in celebration of her 40th birthday (PS: I LOVE the red hair ;) — the ladies from Alpha Omicron Pi send in a pic of this year’s new pledges in celebration of moving from least the popular house on the row to the number 2 sorority house on campus:


Much much love and Happy Birthdays to the bday kids … congrats on the beautiful new granddaughter and a big WOOT! to the women of Alpha Omicron Pi. Thank you all, so much, for taking the time to send in your amazingly fun pics … I love them all. Keep sending them, y’all … they’re always so fun to post :)

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The Return Of Eminem

Is imminent

Despite the fact that he once claimed that he was ready to retire from making music forever, it now looks as if reports of the return of Detroit’s own Eminem to the music biz have some validity. Earlier this week, it was reported that 50 Cent was talkin’ about Eminem‘s return to music-making and now the Real Slim Shady is doing some talking of his own:


It’s the return of Slim Shady! Ending a four-year break from music, rapper Eminem says he may release a new album this year. “I’m concentrating on my own stuff right now – just banging out tracks,” Eminem said in a recent interview on Sirius satellite radio station Shade 45. The rapper, 35, will continue to produce for other artists on his label, Shady Records. “The more I keep producing, the better it seems I get. I start knowing stuff, learning the boards like the back of my hands.” Eminem may have shelved his professional life since 2004’s Encore, but he’s stored up a lot of personal material for his next album. In 2005, the rapper entered rehab to treat a dependency on sleeping pills. In 2006, he re-married his ex-wife Kimberly Anne Scott, only to file for divorce three months later. His mother, Debbie Nelson, who famously sued her son for $10 million over alleged slander in his debut The Slim Shady LP, has written a memoir titled, My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem, to be released in November. “I do truly believe that Marshall will be back,” Nelson writes in the book. “I’m sure he’s biding his time, waiting for the right moment, and when he does return, he will be bigger and stronger and more successful than ever. I know my son, and he just doesn’t give up that easily.

Oh man … a new Eminem album AND a memoir written by his estranged mother? Something tells me the shizz is gonna be hittin’ the fan any day now. Now, I’m not the biggest Em fan (nor am I a fan of some of the things he has to say) but I can deffo respect the man and his art. I think he reps Detroit very well and for that, I gotta give him his props. I am very intrigued by the idea of new Eminem material … has he evolved? Has he grown? Will he have an entirely new sound? I suppose we’ll be finding out, hopefully, very soon.

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Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony Holiday In Portofino

La Diva Latina & Darc Anthony sneak off to Italy

This past Thursday we saw a couple pics of Jennifer Lopez flying solo (with only her security detail/entourage in tow) in St. Tropez just days after she completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. It looked as if J. Lo had embarked on a vacay all by her lonesome to rest up from her bizzy weekend last weekend but it now appears that she is lonesome no longer. Jenny met up with her hubby Marc Anthony in Portofino, Italy yesterday as some sort of extended 40th birthday celebration for him … here are a couple of pics of the happy couple enjoying Italy together:


Ugh, as much as I love me some J. Lo, I really hate it when she dresses up like a 50 year old woman. I know that she’s going for a certain look when she wraps herself up like this but this matronly look does NOTHING for her. It is nice seeing her so happy, tho. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to her love for zombie Marc but seeing her look this happy is all I really need … I guess. Yeah, he really hit the jackpot with her.

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Gwen Stefani & Kingston James Play, Zuma Rock Still A No-Show

Where they hidin' that baby?!

Here are a couple pics of Gwen Stefani with her first born son Kingston James playing together at a park in SoCal yesterday afternoon with nary a glimpse of newborn Zuma Nesta Rock in sight … HMMMM … I wonder what gives:


As we all know by now, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Gwen out and about sans her new baby boy … in fact, we’ve seen quite a bit of daddy Gavin Rossdale, big brother Kingston and mama Gwen since she gave birth to her second child in August … but we’ve seen neither hide nor hair of the newest addition to the family since his emergence into the world. You don’t suppose they’re keeping him purposely hidden from us, do you? I mean, that would be just … wrong. C’mon Gwennie … we love you and we want to love your new baby, too … can’t we have just a peek sometime soon?

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Yesterday’s Leak Of Britney Spears’s New Single Was Unauthorized, Y’all

Ruh roh, someone's in trouble

Yesterday morning we got to hear a short, low quality clip of Britney Spears‘s new single Womanizer (which is due to be released to radio on September 22 and will be the lead single off her new album Circus, set for release on December 2) but we have since learned that the leak was totally unauthorized. Jive Records released a statement saying that the leaked clip was a “rough mix” of the song that was recorded over the telephone and then illegally leaked online by DJ Adam Sevalia of 107.5 The River. Sevalia was ordered to and has taken down the clip and now finds himself and/or his employer responsible to pay out of pocket damages to Jive Records for leaking the snippet:


Gossip blogs and celebrity Web sites lit up Friday (September 19) when a 37-second, static-filled snippet of the first single from Britney Spears’ upcoming album, Circus, was briefly posted on a radio station’s Web site before being removed. The snippet of disco-inflected track, called “Womanizer,” was briefly posted on the Web site of Nashville radio station 107.5-FM The River before being taken down, although at press time the clip could still be found elsewhere online. Based on the brief snippet, the Outsyders-produced song is a bouncy dance track with a sing-song chorus that frequently repeats the title; Britney coos about a possible lover who has a reputation of being a womanizer. According to Britney’s label, the station obtained the snippet by recording a phone call in which a radio rep played a rough mix of the song for people at the station — which seems likely, judging by the horrendous sound quality of the clip. At the label’s request, the station removed the clip from its Web site … Along with the Outsyders, collaborators on the album include Keri Hilson, Sean Garrett, Rodney Jerkins, Lil Jon, Nate “Danjahandz” Hills (who helmed “Gimme More”) and Dr. Luke (who wrote and produced the album’s title track), Guy Sigsworth, Bloodshy & Avant (who produced past hits “Toxic” and the big VMA winner “Piece of Me”) and Max Martin (who wrote “… Baby One More Time” and “Oops! … I Did It Again”).

According to sources, the DJ who did the leaking is now in hot water with both Jive Records and his radio station employer:

107.5 The River radio station presenter Adam Sevalia will have to open up his wallet to Britney. Well, Not literally. The presenter, who earlier today leaked 40 seconds of Britney Spears upcoming new single Womanizer, is suspended from the radio station for illegally playing the track during his show.According to reports, only KIIS and Z100 radio stations have the right to play the track on September 22nd., As for the other U.S. radio stations they’ll only be able to play the track on October 7th 2008. 107.5 The River radio station will have to pay a US$250,000 charge to JIVE Records for leaking the song.

Yikes! Well, this guy really wanted all the glory for being the first person to leak the track and he got more than he prolly bargained for. I’m glad to hear that the clip we heard was a rough mix cuz the quality really wasn’t all that great. We will all be able to hear the track in all its pristine glory on Monday when it debuts for reals on Z100 and KIIS FM.

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Travis Barker, DJ AM Survive A Small Plane Crash

Both remain in critical condition

Sad news to report today … last night, just before midnight, a small Lear jet carrying Travis Barker and DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) crashed in Columbia, South Carolina just after take-off killing four of the six passengers on board. Thankfully (and quite miraculously), both Travis and Adam survived the crash, tho each remains in critical condition at the Augusta Burn Center:


Officials with the Columbia Metropolitan Airport say a small jet has crashed killing four. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday when air traffic controllers reported seeing sparks. She says the plane went off the runway and crashed on a nearby road. Federal officials say two crew members and two passengers have been killed. Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman has identified three of the victims. Harman says the pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, of Anaheim Hills, CA co-pilot James Bland, 52, of Carlsbad, CA and Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City, CA all perished in the crash. Officials say two people have survived the crash and have been carried to the Augusta Burn Center. Officials at the Augusta Burn Center say they have Travis Barker, the former drummer from the band Blink-182, and Adam Michael Goldstein, aka DJ AM. Both are in critical condition. Barker and Goldstein were in Columbia Friday night for a concert at Five Points. William Owens was driving down Highway 302 when he said he saw a fireball go across the road. “I didn’t know what I had seen — it was maybe 800 feet in front of me, but as I approached it closer though I made out a fire. By then I was able to see the tail of the jet and I recognized it as a jet,” Owens said. Owens then described what he saw as he tried to make it to the wreckage. “It’s in flames and the fuel is running across the road and I had to cross the fuel to get to the two guys that seemed to have been dumped on the highway,” Owens said. Owens said the two men were running around and stripping down to extinguish themselves. He then asked the men if there was anyone else on board the plane and they said four more were with them. “We turned to the jet to try and see if there was anything we could do, but immediately, there was nothing anyone could do,” Owens said. The Five Points Association has released a statement saying that they are “deeply saddened by this event and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s and their families.”

This is absolutely stunning … I am quite shocked and relieved that both Travis and Adam managed to make it out of the wreckage alive. My thoughts go out to the families of the other passengers on board this plane who weren’t so lucky. Wow. I really don’t know what else to say. It is my sincere hope that both men are able to recover fully from their injuries … let’s keep them both in our thoughts as they possibly begin a very long recovery process.

UPDATE: TMZ reports that Travis Barker suffered severe burns from the waist down and is expected to survive, DJ AM‘s face was severely burned. Sadly, one of the passengers who died in this plane crash was Travis‘s assistant Chris Baker … newly married and the father of a new baby :(

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Les Beckhams: Typical American Family

Enjoy a nice, normal afternoon by the pool

Here are a couple pics of a very normal-looking David and Victoria Beckham lounging by the pool at their Beverly Hills, CA home with some family members yesterday afternoon. The scene looks nice and relaxed, Becks (of course) looks hawt, Vicki B. looks totally unmade and I think she’s walking around with a Styrofoam plate of potato salad. This has to be the most down-to-earth image of the family I think we’ve seen in ages:


I’m not entirely sure which Beckham boy is on VB‘s lap but I’m gonna guess Romeo since he tends to love sitting on his mother’s lap. I love these pics … they’re so … normal. No pretense, no outrageous fashion … just a good ol’ fashioned afternoon by the pool. Love it.

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Diddy Really Steps In It This Time

Blech! P. Doody ;)

EWWWWWWW … poor Diddy. Here are a few unnecessary yet kinda funny pics of Diddy stepping in a pile of canine excrement (it’s the nicest way I could think of to describe it) while walking the streets of NYC yesterday afternoon:


I know, I know … pics like these are totes unnecessary and I’m really not trying to incur the wrath of the fates by posting them but … it’s Diddyin poop … LOL.

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‘Teen Vogue’ Magazine Celebrates 6 Years Of Young Hollywood

Manages to attract only the biggest names ... well, not really

Teen Vogue magazine held their 6th Annual Young Hollywood Party at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in SoCal last night and managed to cull together only the biggest names in Young Hollywooddom (like Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens) … and a whole bunch of young nobodies (pretty much everyone else). Here are a few pics from the event’s red carpet arrivals last night:


Well, you know that Zac had to be there since he is on the cover of the current Young Hollywood issue of Teen Vogue … and where Efron goes, Vanessa isn’t too far behind. The rest of the celebs who showed up were … well … in my opinion, less than stellar. Without any of the Gossip Girl kids or any of the girls from 90210 in attendance, I’m not sure what Teen Vogue was thinking by parading around these leftovers … the Willis sisters and the Sprouse brothers aren’t my idea of the future of Hollywood, sorry ’bout it. Meh. The party looks like it was a big dud.

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‘Project Runway’ Season 6 To Debut On January 20

Lindsay Lohan signs on to guest judge the premiere episode on Lifetime

The sixth season of Project Runway, which will be moving from Bravo to Lifetime TV, has a tentative debut date of January 20, 2009 and has already secured the first celebrity guest judgeLindsay Lohan. I gotta say, I kinda love it … and I’m encouraged that the move to Lifetime may not be so terrible after all:


Jennifer Lopez might have been forced to skip “Project Runway’s” season five finale due to a foot injury, but the hit reality design show will return in 2009 on Lifetime with Lindsay Lohan sitting in the guest judge’s chair for the season premiere. Access Hollywood has learned that the actress will help the judges decide whose fashion is fiercest for the show’s first episode on its new network. The 22-year-old actress, who has been in New York recently shooting episodes of “Ugly Betty,” filmed the premiere episode on Thursday. A source told Access the tentative premiere date for “Runway” on Lifetime is January 20, while the season five finale airs October 15 on Bravo.

IEEEE! While I still may have concerns over the new incarnation of the show that I love so dearly, I am really excited by this news. I knew that the contestants for season 6 had already been cast and I heard that filming was already underway but this is the first concrete news that we’ve gotten thus far. It’s interesting that the the premiere ep of season 6 for Lifetime was filmed one day before the season 5 finale ep for Bravo was filmed. Even tho there has been much talk about the new version of Project Runway moving to LA, I’m comforted by the fact that the season 6 premiere ep was filmed here in NYC. It’s still too early to make any judgments … but I’m pleased with this development and am really looking forward to seeing Linds as guest judge next season.

UPDATE: Pink reader Drew gives me the head’s up that Project Runway has begin filming in LA this week, the show has taken over the third floor of one of the buildings at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, he writes:

The rumors about Project Runway filming in LA aren’t rumors anymore. They’re
filming as we speak over at FIDM in downtown LA. They’ve taken over the 3 story in one of FIDM’s buildings. It’s exciting, but students are already passing around a petition stating how irritated they are. PR took over the newest addition to the school and have prevented the students from using the good equipment and supplies. They’re now stuck with hand-me down mannequins and machines and they are PISSED! Good public relations for FIDM, bad news for the students who are paying $25k a year to go there.

Interesting. It should be noted that The Hills also films at FIDM in LA … I wonder how they actually go about with all the teaching with all that filming going on. Also interesting, former Project Runway contestant Nick Verreos is now an instructor at FIDM … small world.

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Surprise!

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Last night David’s really good friends here in NYC and I conspired to pull together a small surprise early birthday party and we managed to pull it off successfully — he was totally surprised. Marissa was really the brains behind the operation but David’s sister Eden and I managed to keep him in the dark and clueless long enough to pull off the surprise. Here are a few pics from the fun last night:


We went to Sala in the East Village so that we could eat tapas and drink as much as we wanted in their cute little basement barroom. Much love goes out to Monique for sharing her fun photos from last night … I was too bizzy taking Polaroid pics (and have no access to a scanner here) to snap any regular digital pics so I’m thankful that she shared her pics. The party was really fun and all of David’s amazing friends did a great job to help kick off his birthday celebration :)

In a few hours, we jet off to Iceland and I’m SO excited!! I will be working thruout our trip but I must warn that Sunday might be a little hairy. David and I are going on an 8-10 hour glacier hiking trip so I’m not sure what my work day will be like on that day … I’ll do my best to make it up tho :) Keep an eye on my Twitter updates (right sidebar), I’ll be updating often with whatever is goin’ on. Click HERE to see the mobile phone pics that I will be snapping each day for my 365 project.

I’m geeked y’all … Iceland, here we come!!

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A-Rod settles up, Dylan McKay says No Way, new Ryan Adams on the way
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Britney Spears’s Single ‘Womanizer’ Leaks To The Interweb

Just a clip, y'all

107.5 The River managed to get their hands on a short clip of Britney Spears‘s first single Womanizer off her new album Circus which is due to hit stores December 2. Womanizer isn’t due for an official release until September 22 but you can hear a clip of the song right now by clicking below:


Womanizer sounds a bit like her song Radar from her Blackout album. I think I’ll need to hear the song in full to make a full determination if I love it or not … but this little clip is a very nice tease. What do y’all think of the clip?

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Eva Mendes Gets Controversial In Calvin Klein

Double O - La La

Eva Mendes is featured in the new issue of Elle magazine posing sexily in the new Fall fashions by Calvin Klein. In the accompanying interview, Eva talks about her controversial CK television commercial that got pulled from the air by TV network censors as the article focuses on controversial fashion advertising overall … check out the hawt photos:


Is Eva Mendes the sexiest woman in Hollywood? Network censors may have pondered that very question earlier this year, when they ruled that 30 seconds of grainy, home-movie-ish footage of the actress wearing little more than a smudge of black eyeliner in a commercial for Calvin Klein’s new eau, Secret Obsession, was too hot for TV. (Not to worry. Mendes—albeit slightly less of her—will still be steaming up your flat screen this fall.) The original “isn’t shocking at all,” says Mendes, whose Sophia Loren contours will also, around the same time, be featured in ads for a new Calvin Klein Underwear line for curvier women called Seductive Comfort. “But it does have a really intimate quality that makes people nervous.” In other words, it’s typical Calvin Klein … The Mendes episode may be relatively minor as CK kerfuffles go (so far, at least), but it serves to remind us of what the company’s marketers happily call “the halo effect” of controversy. The phenomenon dates back to Brooke Shields declaring her indivisibility from her Calvins, then continued with the early-’90s Obsession ads of Kate Moss draped naked across a couch or staring soulfully into the camera, one barely postpubescent breast covered and the other entirely revealed, and Mark Wahlberg’s firm grasp on his Calvin-clad crotch, stretched high above Times Square.

Okay, so I’ve seen this controversial Secret Obsession television commercial and I can understand why it was banned … had it not been for the exposed nipple shot, I think the commercial would’ve been fine for the airwaves. This country is still not ready to expose women’s breasts on TV. After the jump, check out the Calvin Klein Secret Obsession commercial starring Eva Mendes in all her NSFW glory … More »

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The City Of Detroit Swears In A New Mayor

Ken Cockrel, Jr. says 'this is our time for hope and renewal'

Ken Cockrel, Jr. has been sworn in as the new mayor of Detroit, MI today as the city tries to move forward and heal the destructive shame brought about by the criminal actions of former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. After being sworn in as the city’s new mayor, Cockrel asked for hope and patience as he works to move the City of Detroit towards a more positive and productive future. Here are a couple pics of Cockrel‘s swearing in ceremony at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building in Detroit, MI this morning:


Newly sworn-in Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. declared this morning after taking the oath of office that “this is our time for hope and renewal” after eight months of scandal that forced out former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. “From this moment on, the past is the past and we as a community, as a city, and as a region are moving forward,” he said. Some of the topics Cockrel addressed in the speech were Cobo Center expansion, mass transit for the region, cleanliness of the city and an environmentally friendly agenda. He also said he would fix the city’s troubled financial books. And he had a message for criminals in the city while promising to fight crime with the spirit of his late father, Kenneth Cockrel Sr., whose activist work led to the abolition of the STRESS police unit that was infamous for shooting black men. “To those of you out there who are bad actors, to those of you who are stealing gutters, air-conditioning units, and wires from our citizens and businesses, to those of you who are terrorizing our senior citizens,” he said. “We are coming after you. And we will get you.” The new mayor said he looked forward to working with new Council President Monica Conyers and the council to achieve the city’s needs. And he promised “full cooperation” with authorities in the continuing investigations of City Hall. There is a federal probe into city contracting, and it snared Cockrel’s former chief of staff who was caught on surveillance video accepting cash. Cockrel was greeted by a thunderous standing ovation from a jammed City Council auditorium that was standing-room only … Cockrel, an avid movie and television fan, confessed “I’m a geek” and quoted the famous line from “Star Trek”: “to boldly go where no one has gone before.” “I believe this is relevant because no one has ever had to assume the office of mayor under circumstances like this,” he said.

Surely the City of Detroit can benefit from the leadership of this avid Trekkie, right? I keed, I keed … this is actually the most hopeful development to happen in the City of Detroit in a very long time. Now that Kwame has been sentenced to jail and there is no hope that he can ever get his grubby hands on the governance of Detroit ever again, I am really looking forward to a better and brighter future for Detroit. I realize that Cockrel is not taking on an easy task of governing the city but I am confident that he will be able to undo some of the damage that Kwame has brought to the city.

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‘Sex And The City’ The Movie Premieres On DVD

The gang's all here ... well, except for Charlotte

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and others (except for Kristin Davis) were all on hand at the New York Public Library for the Sex and the City: The Movie DVD Launch Party here in NYC last night. Here are a few pics from the event’s pink carpet arrivals:


It’s curious that Kristin Davis would skip out on an event like this … she happily signed on to make the promo rounds for the SaTC Movie release in May and even hosted, with only director Michael Patrick King, the “LA Premiere” of the movie (which I was lucky enough to attend). Could there be behind the scenes turmoil running amok amongst the SaTC ladies again? Generally, I’m a fan of SJP‘s red carpet looks (I didn’t even mind that ridiculous hat she wore to the UK premiere of the SaTC Movie) but I’m not a fan of the obvs Audrey Hepburn rip-off. I’m actually surprised she didn’t walk around with a really long cigarette holder to go with the outfit … originality, please.

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Katie Holmes Debuts On Broadway In ‘All My Sons’

Encore! Encore!

Katie Holmes made her Broadway debut at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre here in NYC as the Arthur Miller play she is starring in, All My Sons, opened in previews last night. Pink reader Liz was in the hiz last night for Katie‘s debut and offers a very positive review of her performance … here are a few pics of Katie on stage last night:


Liz writes: Just got home from the premier of All My Sons, and I was thoroughly impressed. First of all, John Lithgow blew me away, and Dianne Wiest was outstanding. Patrick Wilson was totally in his element on stage, of course. And Katie Holmes actually really amazed me. It’s not easy to keep up with thespians of this caliber, and she totally held her own. Also, the staging is really minimal, so the actors really had nothing to rely on but their chops. The play’s content is really fascinating, giving them great material, and they all did a fantastic job of bringing it to life. Now on to the gossip … As expected, there was a large Scientology protest outside the theatre beforehand, blah blah blah … Tommy Boy was there, sitting exactly four rows in front of me. He was very congenial and took pictures with a few people, and the audience erupted in applause as soon as he came in to take his seat. The performance went smoothly after the initial ooh’s and ahh’s and everyone respected his privacy. Dustin Hoffman was also there, and spoke with Tom for a bit. As soon as people realized he was in the house as well, he also got a round of applause and a few camera flashes. Katie definitely was looking at Tom during their curtain calls. It was pretty cute, actually. She seemed to be kind of shy about it,and just really hoping she got approval from the audience, which she most certainly did. All in all, a great show, true Arthur Miller style, and worth it to see!

Nice! I’m glad to hear from a real person that Katie was able to hold her on stage with the other very talented players. After the jump, check out couple pics of Tom Cruise‘s arrival at the theater last night, hear what he had to say about his wife’s performance and check out a couple pics of those Scientology protesters that Liz mentioned above … More »

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Audrina Patridge Moves Out

Is she gettin' her own TV show?

In Touch Weekly was the first to report last night that Audrina Patridge has packed her bags and has moved out of the house that she shared with BFF Lauren LC Conrad and Lauren Lo Bosworth … and the MTV Cameras were there to capture all of the tearful (and staged?) goodbyes (sure to be featured on an upcoming episode of The Hills). You will note that Lo was happy to help carry boxes in order to make Audrina‘s move as successful and quick as possible … what a pal. Here are pics from yesterday’s dramatic excitement:


In Touch can exclusively reveal that the Hills girls are about to become even more distant from one another-literally! “Yes I am moving out,” Audrina Patridge confirms to In Touch as she began moving belongings from the house she shares with Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth in LA. Audrina and Lauren fell out only weeks after they started living together with LC’s childhood pal Lo.

TMZ also reported on Audrina‘s move but about an hour after In Touch did … to their credit, tho, they did manage to offer a new bit of unsubstantiated info:

“The Hills” ain’t big enough for Audrina Patridge anymore. Sources close to Audrina tell TMZ a spin-off show starring Audrina is “in the works.” And it’s all happening fast — moving trucks are in front of the house she shares with Lauren Conrad and Lauren Bosworth right now. MTV released this statement: “MTV has no plans for a spin-off with Audrina.

I’m not entirely sure that I believe that Audrina will get her own spin-off show … especially since Whitney‘s spin-off show has yet to air and we have no idea if it’s gonna sink or swim. If anything, I can see Audrina leaving the show altogether to try and make her own way in the world … away from LC‘s coattails. Actually, I heard rumblings about Audrina‘s defection from the house at the 2008 MTV VMAs Official Afterparty but I kinda forgot about it until this news broke last night. In any event, wherever the road takes you, Audrina, I wish you much happiness and luck … and I’m sure that Lo will always be there to offer a helping hand if ever you feel the need to move even further away from The Hills.

[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin; Source, Source]

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Pat O’Brien Is Really Fired This Time

See ya, pal!

It sounds like the folks at The Insider have finally had enough of Pat O’Brien‘s crazy shenanigans. The New York Post is reporting that Pat got fired yesterday, for real this time, after homie fired off some insulting and boastful emails to his co-workers. This incident IMHO isn’t as embarrassing as that voicemail incident that O’Brien got embroiled in a couple of years ago but it looks like The Insider is fed up … he’s dunzo, y’all:


PAT O’Brien is out of a job. The former host of “The Insider,” who was demoted to a correspondent after several stints in rehab, infuriated his bosses when he sent out an ill-advised e-mail Monday to his “Insider” and “Entertainment Tonight” co-workers, which boasted of his own popularity. The e-mail also said one of “Insider” host Lara Spencer’s segments on the show makes viewers “want to vomit.” Sources told us O’Brien was fired yesterday, and a rep for “The Insider” confirmed he’s out.

Yeah, Pat O’Brien sounds like a total mess. You’d think he’d have learned his lesson after his previous public shame and supposed rehabilitation in rehab but … I guess not. It sounds a bit fishy that he would not get fired over the voicemail incident but does get fired after sening off “ill-advised” boastful emails — so I suspect there’s more to the story. In any event, Pat O’Brien is looking for work these days … as any of y’all hiring?

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Alan Ritchson Does The Abercrombie & Fitch Catalog

NOTE: This is not an advertisement for Abercrombie & Fitch

Alan Ritchson, sometimes N2N underwear model (link may be NSFW) and current Aquaman on The CW‘s Smallville, is featured in a new photoshoot for the recently resurrected Abercrombie & Fitch catalog (which is currently unavailable in the US). Here are a couple of Alan‘s new A&F photos:


I can’t be sure but it looks like these photos were snapped by Bruce Weber (who is fond of shooting photos for A&F). After the jump, check out one more photo of Alan for A&F but be warned, it is very NSFW considering that Alan isn’t wearing a stitch of A&F clothing … More »

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Lance Bass Confesses To Wearing High Heels …

... In preparation for his upcoming stint on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Lance Bass has confessed to People magazine that he has taken to wearing high heeled shoes to prepare his feet for the pain that will come from his participation in the new season of Dancing with the Stars. As if that confession wasn’t a bit embarrassing enough, homie was snapped wearing butterfly wings at a cocktail event hosted by the Lollipop Theater Guild Network (which is an organization that brings current movies to hospitalized children) in Beverly Hills, CA Tuesday night:


It’s a far cry from his sneaker wearing, hip-hop dancing days with ‘N Sync. “I’m wearing heels!” Dancing with the Stars contestant Lance Bass told PEOPLE Tuesday at the Lollipop Theatre Networks cocktail party. “It’s not that fun. My feet are swollen sausages every day!” And the pain doesn’t end there: At 29, Bass is also feeling his age after four weeks of countless hours spent preparing for Monday night’s highly anticipated Dancing with the Stars season 7 premiere (8 p.m. ET on ABC). “It doesn’t feel the same at all,” Bass said, who is partnered with a new ballroom pro, So You Think You Can Dance alum Lacey Schwimmer. “The first thing you notice is your knees, then your lower back goes out, your arms start hurting–and the feet!” While Bass is already considered an early favorite, he’s got his eyes focused on his competition. “Maurice Green and even Warren Sapp and Misty May– those athletes can do anything,” he said. But so can he, according to former ‘N Sync member and Dancing alum Joey Fatone. “He said I got it,” recalled Bass. “I was used to the hard work with ‘N Sync.” And despite being “excited, scared, and nervous,” he’s ready for Monday night’s two-dance premiere: “I have the cha cha and my quick step ready to go!”

You know, it takes a brave man to publicly admit that he not only wears high heeled shoes but also has no problem donning butterfly wings for a worthy, charitable cause. OK, so mebbe Lance‘s desire to wear butterfly wings isn’t wholly a charitable endeavor (mebbe, he just likes them) but his support of the Lollipop Guild Network whatever is a good thing and that’s all that matters. Kudos to Lance for continuing to support these sorts of charitable organizations. It’s the least he can do for his part in unleashing the boy band craze upon our unsuspecting heads back in the late 90′s ;)

[Photo credit: Wireimage; Source]

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Kate Middleton Channels Her Inner Roller Girl

Sk8r Gurl

Kate Middleton, royal paramour to Prince William of Wales, participated in a fun roller disco charity even in London last night … and boy, did she dress the part. Hot pink legwarmers, sparkly green top and quad rollerskates with wheels that light up … tacky but way fun. Here are a few pics of Kate doing her thing at last night’s charity event:


Kate Middleton was on a roll Wednesday night – showing off her skating moves at a charity bash in London. In a green sequined halter top and yellow hot pants, Middleton, 26, co-hosted an day-glo disco at London’s Renaissance Rooms with a group of friends in a bid to raise $200,000 for a children’s hospital ward. Tom’s Ward at the Children’s Hospital in Oxford, England was set up in memory of Middleton and Prince William’s close pal Sam Waley-Cohen’s brother, Thomas, who died in 2004 after a battle with cancer. “We wanted to do something fresh and new; something that would be fun and a bit tongue-in-cheek reflecting the lighter side of life; very much like Thomas was himself,” Sam Waley-Cohen said in a statement. Middleton, who helped organize the bash with Waley-Cohen and Holly Branson – the daughter of Virgin Airlines tycoon Sir Richard – definitely reflected fun, moving around the party, in her skates that lit up, with a tray of donuts. Also taking to the floor was Kate’s younger sister Pippa, who matched her sister with pink leg-warmers, and Fergie’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, 20, who wore a red Mohawk wig. Prince William, though invited, was not in attendance.

Sadly, his Royal Hotness was not in attendance at last night’s rollerskating charity event … which is a real bummer cuz I’d love to see Prince Wills rollin’ on skates … while wearing leg warmers :) Kate seems like a really cool chick … I like her for Wills. Even tho he’s off to take on a military tour of duty for the next few years, I really do hope that he and she end up married together. They make a great couple … I think she’s really good for him. If anyone can get Wills in a pair of legwarmers, I think it’s Kate Middleton :)

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

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Jennifer Lopez Jets Off To St. Tropez

Someone needs some R&R

Clearly jetting back and forth across the country while managing to fit in a triathlon in between all over the course of a single weekend (not to mention hosting an $800,000k party afterward) can take a lot out of a person … which is prolly why Jennifer Lopez decided to make her way to St. Tropez (playground for the filthy rich) in order to enjoy some downtime. I suspect her zombie hubby Marc Anthony and her twin babies Max & Emme went with her on holiday but J. Lo did manage to spend some time alone with just a small entourage in tow:


I say good for her … Jenny has been workin’ her butt off over the past few days and even tho I’m a bit annoyed that she pulled out of her celebrity guest judging duties for the Project Runway Season 5 Finale Fashion Show at the very last minute, I think she prolly deserves a bit of a vacay right about now.

[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]

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365 Days Of Cristiano Ronaldo

Calendar boy

Cristiano Ronaldo fans — take note! The official 2009 Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar is now available for order … and here is our first look at some of the images from his hot new celebrity product:


Dayum. Cristiano is a hottie but these photos are among the hottest pics of the lad that I think I’ve ever seen … well done Danilo Celebrity Calendar makers. He looks so much better when he’s not fried to within an inch of his life … he looks very, very nice … yes?

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Gearing Up For Iceland

The TV Guide

David and I leave for Reykjavik, Iceland tomorrow night and I realized yesterday that I didn’t bring a thing to wear in cold climates with me to NYC. I have a suitcase full of shorts and flip-flops … and a pair of jeans. So, I ventured out in search of some sort of winter wear and found just the stuff I needed at the North Face in SoHo. I loaded up on water-resistant, wind-resistant, cold-resistant gear that will hopefully make our trip to Iceland nothing but fun :) I got fleecy jackets and gloves and all sorts of really warm and durable gear for our trip … I’ll be looking something like this:


David and I have a 10-hour daytrip to go hiking and snowmobiling on a glacier and I didn’t even bring shoes … so I had to load up on everything. I’m excited tho, we are going to have a blast … I can’t wait.

Last night, David and I met up with his friends Lisa and Matthew for dinner at SoHo House which was very, very fun … Lisa is one of my fave people ever. She and I talked about going to Istanbul together … but one trip at a time ;)

Nothing fancy going on tonight, I think we’re doing a quiet dinner with David’s sister Eden. We talked about going to Fredrick’s but I think I might be up for trying a new place altogether. We’ll see …

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‘Project Runway’: Transform & Roll Out

ATTENTION: 'PROJECT RUNWAY' SPOILER ALERT WARNING

So … we’re getting down to the wire on Project Runway and altho the Season 5 Finale Fashion Show took place at The Tent in Bryant Park at New York Fashion Week last Friday, we the TV viewing audience still have a competition to get thru before we find out who is this year’s winner:


Last night’s ep featured a challenge where the designers had to create an entire make-over outfit for a recent college graduate so that they can venture out into the world to find their first jobs. Not only did the designers have to please their college graduate clients but they also had to please the clients’ mothers as well. After the jump, find out who was in, who was out and who managed to successfully design a new make-over look for their client in the episode titled TransformationMore »

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Britney Spears To Perform On ‘X-Factor’

The Britney is coming! The Britney is coming!

MTVNews UK is reporting that Simon Cowell (head meanie on American Idol) has worked out a deal to have Britney Spears perform her new single Womanizer (due to hit radio stations here in the US next week) on the UK show X-Factor (which is kinda like American Idol) in December. If this performance actually comes to fruition, it will be the first time that Britney will perform in the UK since her Onyx Hotel Tour visited Londontown 4 years ago:


Britney Spears is set to perform on The X Factor – in her first visit to Britain in four years! If anyone was going to tempt Britney back to Britain, it was bound to be X Factor extraordinaire Simon Cowell. Cowell has reportedly persuaded the ‘Toxic’ star to perform her new single, Womanizer, on the hit ITV1 show in December. It will be Britney’s first visit here since her Onyx Hotel tour more than four years ago. A source from X Factor told The Sun: “Everyone is thrilled. To have Britney involved is a massive coup. They expect ratings to go through the roof when her performance airs.”

Woot! This is great news for the Brits! Britney has yet to commit to (or even announce) plans to perform here in the US so all y’all on that side of the pond have scored a big coup. I mean, why should we Yanks get to enjoy all the Britney ourselves … I don’t mind sharing. I know that there are hordes of loyal Britney fans in the UK (actually, all over Europe and the rest of the world) who have be anxiously awaiting her big musical comeback just like we have here so I’m happy that at least y’all have a live performance to look forward to. I’m hoping that Britters will be doing some performing here in the US as well … but in due time. I’m really looking forward to seeing what she’s got planned up her sleeve … but when she’s ready to show us. Might she be among the live in-person guests on the final ep of TRL when the show goes off the air this November? My money says yes …

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