Archive for December, 2008

Mariah Carey Drinks Booze On Holiday

Therefore, she ain't pregs ... yet

As one of the final toasts to 2008 (and perhaps to put those pregnancy rumors to rest once and for all … or just for now), Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon were snapped enjoying a couple glasses of vino as they supped on raw oysters on their Caribbean holiday this week … booze + raw fish = no bun in the oven:

Mariah Carey is still not pregnant. The singer was spotted sipping red wine and eating oysters — no-nos when expecting — in St. Barts on Tuesday. Carey also showed off her bikini bod as she toasted wine with her husband Nick Cannon at hot spot Nikki Beach. But kids could still be in the couple’s future. “I couldn’t imagine anybody that I’ve ever met being a better dad [than Cannon],” she said earlier this year. After their surprise April wedding, Cannon’s half-brother told Us Cannon “definitely wants kids” with Carey.

MMM HMMM … no babies yet but that doesn’t mean they won’t come. I suspect if the couple manage to stay hitched for at least a year then the baby bump might finally come. In the meantime, it looks like Mimi and Nick are just concerned with gettin’ their party on without concerning themselves with stretch marks and morning sickness. Mebbe once Nick reaches puberty the couple can seriously discuss a future with children.


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Marc Jacobs & Hubby Get Smoochy In St. Bart’s

Cuz everyone on EARTH is in St. Bart's this week

Marc Jacobs and his alleged husband Lorenzo Martone of almost 6 months (the couple were reportedly wed back in July) have joined the cool kids partying in St. Bart’s this week as they were seen canoodling in the water and out on the beach yesterday afternoon … behold:

You gotta love the man-on-man action down in St. Bart’s to wrap up the year. As I watch the snow flurries whip thru the air here in NYC, those sunny beaches down in the Caribbean are lookin’ mighty fine. With a hunk of a hubby like Lorenzo, I don’t blame Marc for gettin’ his freak on whenever the moment feels right.

[Photo credit: X17]

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Miley Cyrus & Justin Gaston Got Matchy-Matchy For Xmas

Holiday leftovers

A new holiday photo has surfaced that shows the entire Cyrus family (sans Billy Ray who was most probably taking the photo) along with underwear model Justin Gaston posing together on Xmas morn. What is most interesting about the pic is that Miley and Justin are wearing the same Hannah Montana t-shirts in the photo … that and the fact that Justin has got a mad case of bed head. I wonder where he slept on Xmas Eve?

Man … I wonder if Miley opened her Xmas package from Justin on Xmas morning or the night before. Yeah, depending on the package, my guess is the night before.


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Beyoncé & Jay-Z Vacay In St. Bart’s

St. Bart's is the place to be, y'all

Add celeb couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z to the list of folks who have made their way to the Caribbean isle of St. Bart’s to party away the last hours of 2008 … here are pics of the couple playing in the water off the coast of St. Bart’s yesterday afternoon:

Singer Beyonce puts her best foot forward as she struggles to keep her balance on the yacht-side inflated water trampoline attached to her luxury yacht in the Caribbean. Showing off the fine figure, that along with her huge voice, has made her a worldwide star, the bikini-clad beauty bounced around as her rap mogul husband Jay-Z looked on. The hardest-working female in the music business allowed herself a break from world domination to enjoy a luxurious break on the isle of St Barts with her husband of eight months. Beyonce and Jay-Z are holidaying in St. Barts in the Caribbean and were seen aboard luxurious 50 foot yacht ‘Galaxy’, which they are renting at a reported cost of $200,000 a week. Despite recently admitting she didn’t know “how to chill out”, the singer appeared to be making a good stab at it as she soaked up the sun, and romped through the waves on a jetski … Although the two chose the marry quietly in April this year, she revealed she is not keen to have children anytime soon, especially after witnessing her sister Solange, 24, give birth in 2004. She said: “I’m terrified of delivering a child because I saw my nephew born. That traumatized me,” she said of sister Solange’s 2004 birth. “I’m only 27, I’ve got time.”

I dunno … all this relaxin’ in the Caribbean could lead to a little baby B sooner rather than later. Beyoncé had herself a really bizzy year, it’s nice to see that she and Jay decided to spend some not working … at least for a little while. It’s great seeing B-Jay lookin’ so happy together … St. Bart’s looks like fun!

[Photo credit: Splash News, Big! Pictures; Source]

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Joaquin Phoenix Doesn’t Seem To Be Taking Retirement Well

Appears to have retired from bathing as well as acting

A few weeks ago, Joaquin Phoenix announced to the world that he would be retiring from acting so that he can focus more on his music career … clearly, that meant that he would be engaging in all the excesses afforded by the Rock N Roll lifestyle cuz Joaquin has been lookin’ haggard and bedraggled as of late … check it out:

Three years ago, Joaquin Phoenix was the toast of Hollywood. With millions of female fans and critical acclaim for his Oscar-nominated performance in Walk The Line, Joaquin was one of the biggest names in Tinseltown. But, as these pictures show, the troubled star who recently announced his retirement from acting, has suffered a spectacular fall from grace. The 34-year-old star looked dishevelled and bloated when spotted partying in Miami Beach, Florida on Monday night. Wearing a ladies’ hairclip to tie back his scraggy hair and his chiselled jaw covered up with a long, bushy beard, Phoenix looked a world away from the handsome Roman Emperor Commodus in 2000 epic Gladiator. Joining him at the Liv nightclub was brother-in-law Casey Affleck, director Brett Ratner, actor/singer Jamie Foxx and hip-hop mogul Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs. A source with close ties to the actor says worries are mounting for his health, sanity and well-being after a particularly troubled 2008. The source told Mail Online: “For people who know Joaquin, it’s been an incredibly traumatic year, filled with chaos. Everyone wants to help but nobody’s been able to break through. His bizarre behaviour has everyone worried. It’s just getting scary.” After a spell in rehab in 2005 and his recent erratic behaviour, the actor is cutting an increasing bizarre figure on the Hollywood social scene. Earlier this year, Phoenix disappointed his Two Lovers co-star Gwyneth Paltrow and fans by snubbing the film’s world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May and the subsequent premieres around Europe. The Puerto Rican-born star received critical acclaim for his portrayal of a New York bachelor torn between two women in the independent movie, but it was left to Paltrow to promote the film alone. The official line released by his publicist for him not attending the Cannes premiere was he was suffering from stomach flu. Friends of the actor, including Paltrow, have been growing increasingly concerned about his recent behaviour. The source adds: “Gwyneth is somebody who tried to reach out to Joaquin after he no-showed their movie premiere in Cannes. But he just wasn’t responsive.” Since announcing in October he was quitting acting to become a full-time musician, Phoenix appears to have piled on the pounds and given up on his personal grooming. In recent weeks, Phoenix has been hitting the clubs and bars of Los Angeles with aplomb, prompting the worries among close friends. The source said: “Joaquin has rejected everything that has come along with Hollywood stardom, the acclaim, the attention, and the artistic opportunities.”

Well, it doesn’t look like he rejected everything that comes with the trappings of celebrity. He really does look a bit wrecked … when you start looking like Mel Gibson when he was at his craziest, well, you’re in trubs. Here’s hoping that Joaquin manages to clean up his act … or her person, at the very least … and gets his life back in order. He is such a stunning talent, I’d hate to see him waste his life away.


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2008 Is Dunzo!

The TV Guide

And so … we have come to another New Year’s Eve together. Honestly, I’m still having a hard time believing that we’ve come to the end of yet another year already. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that David and I were in NYC taking care of the final preparations for his big New Year’s Eve party at his apartment … prolly cuz here we are, exactly one year later, in the very same place (well, except for the party plans). So many amazing things have happened to me this year that I cannot begin to list them all … 2008 will deffo go down as one of the pretty amazing years in my life:

Back in February, David and I made our way back to Amsterdam so that we could celebrate our 2 year anniversary in the beautiful city where we met. In June, Pink is the new Blog underwent a huge redesign and I was able to celebrate with a fun party full of all my very best friends and loved ones. I got a beautiful new car this year and I got to celebrate my birthday with David, Steph and Alek in Paris, France — one of my favorite cities in the world. I went blonde for a short while this summer, right before David and I jetted off successfully to Reykjavik, Iceland to celebrate David’s birthday … by snowmobiling on a glacier. In November, I was able to vote for Senator Barack Obama to become the 44th President of the United States … later on in the month, I made my debut as an animated character on the LOGO TV series Rick & Steve. In December, I was able to be on hand to watch Britney Spears perform live on US national television, bearing witness to one of the most successful comebacks in pop music history. And just a few weeks ago, I was able to meet, interview and hang out with one of my all-time musical heroes Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails on the final night of the NIN Lights in the Sky Over North America Tour — I gotta say, meeting TR had to be the single coolest thing I was able to do all year … if not all my life! ACTUALLY, 2008 was a good year for meeting TRI randomly met him first last January when my friends and I ran into him at the ArcLight Theater when we all went to see Cloverfield.

2008 was a pretty spectacular year … I cannot wait to see what’s in store for 2009. I hope all y’all had a great 2008 and I wish you all much love, success and prosperity in the coming year. Happy New Year, y’all!!


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An extra second for New Year's Eve, Obamas move to DC, Tom wants more kids

Criss Angel & Holly Madison Go Ring Shopping

He reportedly asks her to marry, she just stares at him without answering

E! News is reporting that famed illusionist Criss Angel and former Hugh Hefner girlfriend Holly Madison were spied shopping for rings together in Las Vegas, NV on Xmas Eve. According to the E! report, Criss asked Holly if she would marry him right there in the jewelry shop and she did not give him an answer and only stared back at him in silence before a growing crowd of gawkers forced the pair to run off ringless:

Will there be a double wedding at the Playboy Mansion this summer? Just three days after Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson announced that she and Hank Baskett will get hitched at Hugh Hefner’s famed estate on June 27, fellow costar Holly Madison was spotted looking at rings in Las Vegas with her Mindfreak boyfriend, Criss Angel. An eyewitness tells me Madison and Angel hit Berger & Son Fine Jewelers in the Fashion Show mall at about 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. “They were looking at one ring and Criss said, ‘Would you marry me?’ ” our spy reports. “Holly didn’t say anything. She just looked at him.” But then the couple saw that a crowd was beginning to form in front of the store, so they quickly took off. “Criss handed the ring back to the sales guy and said, ‘Thanks,’ ” the spy said. Reps for Madison and Angel say we shouldn’t go looking for their wedding registry just yet. “Criss bought Holly a ring for her birthday,” Madison’s rep said. “It’s a flower ring” … Meanwhile, I’m told Madison and Angel’s families met for the first time last week when they celebrated Christmas together in Vegas.

Interesting … I’m most entertained by the overheard bit where Criss asked Holly if she would marry him and she just stared at him in silence. LOL, I really would’ve loved to have seen that. Criss and Holly have been quite a hot item for the past few months … I wouldn’t be surprised if they eventually did end up gettin’ hitched at some point in the future … but it looks like they won’t be heading down the aisle any time soon. Ah well, better luck next proposal, Criss.


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Donatella Versace DOES NOT Bring The Sexy To St. Bart’s

My Eyes! My Eyes!

Yesterday we saw a few fairly sexy pics of aging fashion designer Giorgio Armani showing off what his mama gave him while rockin’ the speedo on the beaches of St. Bart’s this week and today we get to see a couple pics of another aging fashion designer, Donatella Versace, looking anything but sexy in her two-piece bikini as she vacays in St. Bart’s … the words “emaciated” and “leathery” come to mind … behold:

As one of the world’s top designers, Donatella Versace creates fashion, not follow it. But as the Italian designer approaches her mid-fifties, she appears to be have found inspiration for her over-tanned, wrinkly appearance. After showing off her gaunt, mahogany body on a Caribbean beach yesterday, Donatella is looking increasingly like ‘tanorexic’ pensioner Magda from the 1998 movie There’s Something About Mary.

Both Donatella and Magda have matching dark tans, wrinkled skin, bleach blonde hair and have a penchant for wearing full make-up in the sun. In the classic gross-out comedy, veteran actress Lin Shaye played the sun-obsessed next door neighbour of Cameron Diaz’s character Mary. In the movie, bleach-blonde Magda spends her day out drinking and tanning on the balcony holding a reflector under her chin to get the maximum exposure to the sun’s rays. Mother-of-two Donatella, 53, is currently spending the Christmas and New Year period on the island of St Barts. After what has been yet another busy year for the fashion designer, the stress of running one of the world’s top labels appears to be taking its toll on Donatella. As she walked along the beach in her purple string bikini, her skin seemed a leathery shade of brown, as it sagged around the knees, arms and stomach, suggesting she has lost weight recently.

Yeesh … any state of undress is not a good look for poor Donatella. I don’t really see the appeal of such a leathery looking tan. Yeah, I could really do without having to see any more photos of Ms. Versace on such display … where’s Giorgio Armani when you need him?

[Photo credit: X17; Source]

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Matt Dillon Busted!

Apparently, he felt the need ... the need for speed

It looks like Charles Barkley ain’t the only celeb spending some of the last hours of 2008 in police custody after being arrested. Matt Dillon got popped by the po po last night after he was clocked driving at 106mph in a 65mph zone while rocketing thru Vermont on Interstate 91. I guess when you’re busted going 41 miles over the speed limit in Vermont, you have to get mugshotted:

Vermont State Police say actor Matt Dillon has been cited for speeding on an interstate highway. Dillon was charged with excessive speed after he was pulled over by a trooper on Interstate 91 in Newbury on Tuesday night. The 44-year-old actor was allegedly traveling at a speed of 106 miles per hour. The posted speed limit is 65 miles per hour. Dillon is set to appear in court on Jan. 21.

Er, well, on the plus side … he wasn’t drunk driving. That is not to say that speeding is any less dangerous than drunk driving but I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all engaged in a little bit of speeding from time to time. I can’t say that I’ve never felt the need to go 40+ miles over the speed limit but mebbe Dillon had someplace to be, like, really quickly. There are still a little over 12 hours left of 2008 here in the US … plenty of time for another celeb to get in one last arrest before we get to 2009.


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