Archive for February, 2009
Apparently, on vacay with Rihanna
Earlier today we learned that Rihanna has reunited with her alleged attacker and boyfriend Chris Brown just weeks after she was reportedly assaulted by him in the early hours of February 8. According to this new report, the pair were spending some time together at one of P. Diddy‘s Miami, FL homes on some sort of holiday … which is evident by these new photos of Chris Brown enjoying himself on one of Diddy‘s jet skis just a few days ago:
Chris Brown had a blast on a jet ski Thursday in Miami, where he’s spending time with Rihanna — the woman he allegedly beat just weeks earlier. Chris — who looks like he’s recreating the wind up leading to the punch that left Rihanna bloodied and bruised — doesn’t seem to have a care in the world. And here’s an interesting tidbit — Rihanna is being shadowed by one of Jay Z’s beefy bodyguards.
Wow. Just … wow. I guess the “drama” is really pretty much settled between Rihanna and Chris — at least on their own personal level. While I think that the LA prosecutor’s office may still seek to charge Chris Brown with an assault charge (or more), I don’t think their case is helped at all by this latest development between Rihanna and Chris. I can even imagine a scenario where this whole ugly matter just goes away in a legal sense. I’m really at a loss, honestly. Do y’all think that this story can get any odder/sadder/worse?
[Photo credit: Mavrix; Source]
Posted under: Chris Brown
The TV Guide
Last night had to be one of the most nonexciting nights of my life … and it was exactly what I was in the mood for. Altho I had only been away for a few days this week, it kinda felt to me that David and I were apart longer. We decided to just stay in last night and spend some time hanging out together. We ordered a pizza, watched movies and generally just enjoyed one another’s company … ’twas nice, let me tell you.
I am happy to report that the weather has warmed up considerably here in SoCal … we’re lookin’ at high 70′s today and tomorrow. I really want to get outside and soak up some sun. While it was great being home for a few days, I’m really lookin’ to erase all memories of the cold Michigan Winter from my mind.
This afternoon we’re meeting up with one of David’s college friends who is in town just for the day … I’m not sure what’s on the agenda for the rest of the day. We still need to get a bed, so we may do that. We’ve been sleeping in my old bed in the guest bedroom since we moved in so I guess we’ll have to get crackin’ on our bedroom sitch kinda soon.
I hope it is warm and sunny wherever in the world you are!! Have a great Saturday!
J. Hud opens up, Jake may become a 'Yankee', Kidman is not pregs
Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Joshua sends in a photo of Gary, from GarysRealLife.com, playing host at his Oscar party — Justin, in full Joker costume, sends in a photo from his Oscar party which offered gift bags and Harvey Milk shakes — my dear friend Michelle from Detroit, MI sends in a sexy-cute photo from Oscar night where she and her little buddy Grouchie showed their support for Milk and Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black — Brooke sends in a photo from her 30th birthday celebration at work where her co-workers showered her desk with fun decorations and put her on the cover of her own tabloid mag — Ashley sends in a pic from the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, LA this year with friends Lee Ann, Tiffany, Holly and Peyton — Michelle sends in a pic with her baby Jack the Jack Russell:
Love it!! All of these pics are so fun, thank you for taking the time to share them with all of us. Much love to you all for all of your photos, I cannot wait to post the next batch next week. Keep ‘em comin’, y’all!! They are always much loved and appreciated! xo
Hail to the First Lady
The White House, just yesterday, released the first official photo of First Lady Michelle Obama — lookin’ all kinds of fine — in a beautiful sleeveless black dress by Michael Kors … which I present to you here:
Michelle Obama’s first official portrait as first lady was released by the White House Friday. She appears in a Michael Kors black shift dress and pearls in the photo, taken in the famed home’s “Blue Room” by White House photographer Joyce N. Boghosian. Obama is also featured on the March cover of Vogue. She’s the second first lady — after Hillary Clinton — to appear on the front of the magazine. In the interview with Andre Leon Talley, she opens up about helping Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, adjust to life in Washington, D.C. “I’m going to try to take them to school every morning — as much as I can,” she says. “But there’s also a measure of independence. And obviously there will be times I won’t be able to drop them off at all. I like to be a presence in my kids’ school. I want to know the teacher; I want to know the other parents.”
Wow. She looks stunning. The woman is the epitome of class and style … this is an amazing photo. And those arms, she just looks spectacular. CNN, of all outlets, published a story on how YOU can have strikingly toned arms just like the First Lady:
Those toned arms are becoming a trademark. And a source of inspiration for some women. Rylan Duggan, a personal trainer who runs Go Sleeveless, a blog that instructs women how to tone up flabby arms and “eliminate bat wings,” said that in addition to asking how to get “Madonna arms” or “Kelly Ripa arms,” clients are now asking about getting “Obama arms.” “The Obama effect has been that women of all ages have been inspired to take responsibility for their health and their body,” said Duggan. “As the first lady of the United States, at 44 years old, and with two young children, Mrs. Obama has shown the world that you are never too busy to take care of yourself and look good doing it too,” he said. Exercise advocates are also fans. “She’s a great role model,” said Jessica Matthews, a continuing education coordinator for the American Council on Exercise. “Women shy away from strength training, because they’re afraid of big muscles. She shows nice toned arms and that it’s not going to lead to this myth of a bodybuilder type.” Women don’t have the hormones to develop huge muscles by strength training, unless they’re working out to an extreme or taking steroids, Matthews said. Obama has said she exercises in 90-minute workout three times a week with a personal trainer. The first lady told People magazine that during an average day in the White House, she and the president get up at 5:30 a.m. and usually work out and have breakfast. When Obama emerged with uncovered arms on Tuesday, some grumbled about her showing too much skin on an occasion where other women were wearing long sleeves or suits. Boston Herald columnist Lauren Beckham Falcone wrote to Obama, “It’s February. Going sleeveless in subzero temperature is just showing off. All due respect.” But others were amazed, like 25-year-old Jessie Rosen. After seeing Obama at the speech Tuesday, she went to the Adidas store in New York and bought two five-pound dumbbells. “It was her arms being so toned in spite of her life,” she said. “This woman is redecorating White House, trying to raise two children and backseat driving the nation,” Rosen said. “She seems to have time to keep her arms toned, so why can’t I?” It’s only the second day of Rosen’s new dumbbell routine. She does 15 minutes with four to five different exercises in front of her television, before going to bed. She hopes the arm exercises will get her ready for beach season and upcoming weddings. But personal trainers say arm exercises alone are not enough to get toned arms. First, a person has to get rid of body fat from the body, meaning “you can’t spot reduce and just eliminate fat from the arms,” Duggan said. Also, an exercise program has to target all major muscles of the body. Personal trainer Matthews recommends moderate intensity cardio for 30 minutes, five times a week or vigorous intensity cardio for 20 minutes, three times a week. Both cardio exercises and strength training are needed to speed up metabolism and burn body fat. “Even if the goal is just the upper body, you want to train all major muscles,” said Matthews. “If you fail to strengthen the entire body, it limits lean mass. When we strength train, we are building lean body mass and decreasing body fat.” Strength training increases muscle mass and revs up the body to burn fat at a higher rate, allowing for the lean muscle definition to show. Matthews recommends strength training twice a week, on nonconsecutive days to allow muscles to repair themselves. “Women are just really terrified of weights,” she said. “They’re on cardio machines, elliptical for 60 minutes and wondering why they don’t see definition and tone. The missing link is strength training.” The arm exercises sculpt the muscle underneath, which should protrude as the fat fades. It’s unclear what kind of exercises Obama does to maintain her buff arms, but it appears to be both back and arm workouts, said Michele Vourliotis, author of “Amazing Arms: Get Toned Triceps, Beautiful Biceps, and Sexy Shoulders in Just Minutes a Day.” “She may be working out on machine, dumbbells, bands or using her body weight,” Vourliotis said. Pick the option that seems most suitable to you, she advised.
Whew! That sounds like a lot of hard work … but sometimes that’s what it takes to get in the shape you want to be in. The CNN article goes on HERE and offers general advice for a beginner interested in starting a work-out routine to try and tone up their arms. Getting back to the First Lady, I’m not at all surprised that she is getting some flack from folks for her style choices … in her high profile position, it’s to be expected. I, for one, applaud her physical fitness and love seeing her proudly looking her stylish best. While I look forward to the day (hopefully soon) when the discourse on our First Lady can turn to her professional achievements, I don’t really mind that some focus centers on her classy style. I just love her. I’m really glad that the White House and First Lady Obama saw fit to release this image as her first official photo.
Posted under: Michelle Obama
Pretty in pink
In recent weeks, we’ve seen photos of newlywed Josh Duhamel engaged in various domestic activities … ranging from the menial dirty work to the handy productive work. Today, we get to see photos of Josh taking on a new project … now that he’s all settled down as a happily married hubby. Behold, Josh Duhamel: gardener extraordinaire:
Pink is a very nice color for Josh, wouldn’t you agree? Man, new wife Fergie Ferg has really got Josh doing all sorts of new domestic chores. I guess she is really in no need of a gardener when she’s got a hawt hubby to do all the dirty work for her … smart gal ;) I can’t wait for the SoCal temps to warm up considerably. If Josh plans to continue working in the yard in the coming months, I’m sure he’s bound to lose that shirt of his altogether eventually. As much as I like how that pink shirt looks on him … I think I’d much prefer seeing Josh with no shirt at all.
[Photo credit: X17]
Posted under: Josh Duhamel
The calm before the 'Circus'
Yesterday we saw a few photos of Britney Spears spending some quiet, alonetime with her sons Sean Preson and Jayden James at their home in SoCal before they all packed their bags and boarded a plane for Kentwood, LA. Britney and her crew, including Papa Jamie Spears and her still assistant Brett Miller, arrived in Kentwood late yesterday afternoon where they were met by members of the Spears clan, including Mama Lynne Spears and big brother Bryan Spears … here are a few photos:
Britney Spears is on the road again. The singer flew from Los Angeles to McComb, Miss. on Friday in anticipation of kicking off her Circus tour on Tuesday, March 3 in New Orleans. Spears, 27, arrived in at the airport – about 15 miles from her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana – looking fit and pretty in a red top and black skirt. She was accompanied by an entourage of about a dozen people, including her two sons Preston, 3, and Jayden, 2, and her brother. The singer was met by her parents Lynne and Jamie Spears, who greeted Britney with a kiss on her forehead. According to a twitter posting on the singer’s Web site, she wrote that her status as of Friday afternoon was: “On my way to Kentwood … Five days left! So excited.” The tour is the last major step in Spears’s comeback, which she started last fall. “She looks great, she’s working out three or four hours a day,” a source close to the family tells PEOPLE. “Everybody’s pulling for her after all she’s been through.”
This pit stop is the last for Britney before she officially kicks off her tour The Circus starring Britney Spears in New Orleans, LA next Tuesday. I imagine that Brit Brit will be recharging her batteries at home with her family for the next few days as final preparations for her tour continue to unfold. It must be a terribly exciting time for Britney right now … she’s been away from the performance stage for quite some time now. I’m trying not to have too grand expectations about her new tour. While I’m sure it’ll be a fun spectacle, I’m not really going into seeing it with any sort of expectations. I know it’ll rock … I just hope she’s ready. It won’t be long until we find out just how ready she really is.
[Photo credit: Fame; Source]
The claws are out
The fansite XMenFilms.net has come upon 3 new promo images from the upcoming release X-Men Origins: Wolverine. As you can well expect, the photos which feature the insanely hawt Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine are very broody and very sexy:
I know that a lot of folks are very excited at the other X-Men who will be featured in this X-Men Origins film (like Gambit, Deadpool, Silver Fox) but I’m only really interested in Wolverine and his origin story. You could put Hugh Jackman on a 3+ hour boring ass awards show and I’d still tune in … oh wait, nevermind ;) After the jump, check out two more promo images of Hugh from X-Men Origins: Wolverine … More »
'People' magazine reports, I am speechless
People magazine is reporting that Rihanna, who made her way to Mexico this week to recuperate from the injuries she received allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend Chris Brown in the early morning hours of February 8, has reunited with Chris Brown in an attempt to reconcile. The magazine reports that ChRihanna are staying together at one of P. Diddy‘s homes in Miami, FL. Having read the reports and seen the photo of Rihanna‘s battered face, I am stunned by this development:
Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. The pair have reunited almost three weeks after Brown, 19, allegedly battered the “Umbrella” singer on Feb. 8, a source tells PEOPLE. “They’re together again. They care for each other,” says the source. The on-again couple are currently spending time together at one of Sean “Diddy” Combs’s homes, on Miami Beach’s Star Island. Adds the source: “While Chris is reflective and saddened about what happened, he is really happy to be with the woman he loves.” In its latest issue, PEOPLE reports that Brown called Rihanna on her 21st birthday one week ago. “He called to wish her happy birthday,” a source told the magazine. “They’ve reached out to each other. It’s been mutual.” Brown was booked by LAPD for making criminal threats but the case has not yet been presented to the District Attorney, who will ultimately determine which charges, if any, will be prosecuted.
I am UTTERLY and completely shocked at this news. I cannot, for the life of me, imagine being so quick to forgive anyone laying their hands on me in a combative or threatening manner. Then again, we have no idea what really happened between Rihanna and Chris Brown on the morning of February 8. While I am saddened by this news, I don’t know that I or anyone has any right to judge what we don’t know. I do know that Rihanna was assaulted because I’ve seen the photo … beyond that, I dunno … I just don’t even know what to say. I guess Chris Brown‘s apology resonated with her … or something.
Rihanna‘s father, Ronald Fenty, has already gone on the record to say that he supports his daughter’s decision to allow Chris Brown back in her life:
Rihanna’s father Ronald Fenty has spoken exclusively from his home in Barbados about his daughter’s decision to get back with Chris Brown. Rihanna and Brown are holed up together at Sean “Diddy” Combs’ mansion on Star Island near Miami. It comes just three weeks after Brown allegedly battered the singer the night before the Grammy Awards on Feb 8. Fenty says, “I love my daughter with whatever road she takes. I’m behind her win or lose. I will be supportive. If that’s the road she wants to choose, I’m behind her. I hope to see her soon. I talked to her after her birthday, and she told me she’s OK.”
On this, I do have something to say. There is no way I would casually support any loved one, especially my daughter, to put herself in harm’s way by letting an alleged attacker back into her life. I just cannot fathom how a father would be so willing to support this kind of decision. Mebbe I’m wrong but I really think that parents should more actively step in and try and guide their children when they appear to be making poor decisions. Mebbe my daughter would be pissed at me but at least I’d feel much more comfortable knowing that I was doing everything I could to try and keep her from getting hurt again. This whole thing is so … odd. I’m really at a loss.
What do y’all think? Are you just as dumbfounded as I am?
Posted under: Chris Brown, Rihanna
On the eve of her new tour, Brit takes a moment to play with her boys
Britney Spears just updated her Twitter account with the message …
“On my way to Kentwood…. five days left! So excited! ~Britney”
… in order to give us the head’s up that she is heading home for the last few days before she kicks off her new tour The Circus starring Britney Spears in New Orleans, LA. BUT, before she gets the party started in NOLA, she took a moment to pause so that she could spend some quiet alone time playing with her children at home here in LA:
I have to say that my fave pics of Britney Spears are the ones when she is with her sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James. After the jump, check out a few more photos of Britney and sons playing together at their SoCal home … More »
Well, one ball, at least
Kevin Federline and his new ladyfriend Victoria Prince were spotted making their way out of their weekly bowling game in Hollywood, CA last night … and by the looks of K-Fed bowling ball, he was in a pretty happy mood:
Now that K-Fed‘s ex-wife and sugarmama Britney Spears is just about to embark a new tour, he is lookin’ to get paid a nice and tidy sum of money on a weekly basis for the duration of the tour just so that she can have her children with her on the road. I imagine the prospect of this new money coming in is another reason for K-Fed‘s smile. Man, he is such a tool. This bowling ball would look really cute if almost anyone else was carrying it … under K-Fed‘s arm, it just looks lame.
[Photo credit: X17]
Why the hidden face, Posh?
Vicki B. was spotted driving around SoCal in a (new?) black Bentley convertible taking great pains to hide as much of her head as possible. Um, is that a trucker hat I see plastered on top of her head?!?
HMMM … I wonder what ON EARTH could force the usually impeccably dressed Vicki B. venture out in public lookin’ like this?! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t see anything wrong with dressing down and lookin’ comfy but VB does not ever go out in public lookin’ like this. She’s wearing a trucker hat, y’all … that’s weird. Could she be embarrassed to show her face around town since Les Beckhams will be staying in LA after hubby David Beckham very publicly proclaimed that he didn’t want to return to LA? Could she be nursing an unsightly blemish and was on her way to pick up some ointment to help clear it up? Could she have blown a fuse and is merely malfunctioning to the point that her robot sense of style is slightly out of whack? The possibilities are endless … but I must say, it’s a nice change of pace to see her lookin’ so normal. Even so … I wonder what her problem is. Any guesses?
[Photo credit: X17]
Posted under: Victoria Beckham
Another celeb throws their hat into the 'Twilight' Saga ring
Entertainment Weekly magazine is reporting that Hollywood actress and movie producer Drew Barrymore is among the folks being considered by Summit Entertainment to direct the third installment of the movie franchise version of the Twilight Saga. Because the theatrical release of The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse has been set for a mere 7 months after the first sequel The Twilight Saga’s New Moon will be released in theaters, a different director will need to be at the helm of the third movie. According to EW, Drew Barrymore is in the running for directing duties:
As Summit Entertainment looks to lock in a director for the third installment of the Twilight series, Eclipse, the company is talking to a select group of directors — including actress-turned-helmer Drew Barrymore, EW has learned. While this news may come as a surprise to some, Barrymore did just finish work on her directorial debut, Whip It! starring Ellen Page. Neither Summit nor Barrymore’s reps would comment for this story.
Interesting. It remains to be seen who else is in this “select group of directors” under consideration but I hope that, like Drew, there are a few female directors in there. As you may or may not know, Drew‘s production company made the new Charlie’s Angels movies that those turned out pretty cool. I have no idea what kind of job Drew might do as director of a movie like Eclipse but … I’d be willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. It sure does seem like a whole lot of Hollywood folks want to get their fingers in the Twilight Saga movie franchise pie … which kinda sorta worries me. What do y’all think?
Amber wants to personalize the book to YOU!
Okay Buffy fans, listen up … it’s contest time. Amber Benson, who played the beloved character Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, just released her debut novel Death’s Daughter this past Tuesday and she has graciously agreed to autograph a few copies for me to give away to a few lucky Pink is the new Blog readers:
From the book description:
Calliope Reaper-Jones so just wanted a normal life: buying designer shoes on sale, dating guys from Craig’s List, web-surfing for organic dim-sum for her boss…
But when her father—who happens to be Death himself—is kidnapped, and the Devil’s Protege embarks on a hostile takeover of the family business, Death, Inc., Callie returns home to assume the CEO mantle— only to discover she must complete three nearly impossible tasks in the realm of the afterlife first.
Amber tells me that Death’s Daughter is the first in a series of books that she will pen of her heroine Calliope Reaper-Jones … so you CANNOT miss out on reading this book.
In order to help a few lucky Pink readers out there, I am giving away three signed copies of the books in a new contest starting today. If you would like to be entered for a chance to win a signed book, all you have to do is send in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer-related photo like this …
… OR a picture of what YOU think Calliope Reaper-Jones looks like. You can base your ideas on the book cover or come up with one of your own imagining. I will accept submissions until next Sunday March, 8. There will be three signed books up for grabs and the best entry will be guaranteed a personalized autograph from Amber Benson herself. Isn’t that fun??
In case you simply cannot wait to get your hands on a copy of Death’s Daughter, you can order a copy from Amazon HERE or pick up a copy in your local bookstore.
Submissions for the contest should be sent to email@example.com with the subject line Amber Benson Contest. Get crackin’, I hoping there will be a lot of fun submissions :)
Much love and thanks goes out to Amber for helping out with this contest, I’m currently reading Death’s Daughter myself and I am loving it! I know you will, too!! Good luck!!
The TV Guide
So … I made it back home to SoCal without incident. I left my mom in really good spirits, she seemed very much back to her old self (save for the really dark bruises on her face). Her injuries aren’t getting her down so I was cool with not letting them get me down too. She is a remarkable woman, I love her dearly :)
My flight home from Detroit was pretty unremarkable … it left on time and arrived a bit early. My seat was in the last row so I wasn’t able to recline but I got an aisle so I was happy. I read a little and then watched the Sex and the City Movie on my iPod again. I think I’ve seen it, like, 10 times already but just like the eps from the series, I can watch over and over again.
I’ve been kicking around the notion of getting a desktop computer for my office and now that David and I have set up shop in our new home, I’m lookin’ to get off the laptop on a daily basis and work on a desktop computer. Best Buy had the HP TouchSmart IQ500 mega computer that I’ve been thinkin’ about in stock so I figured there was no time like the present:
My new baby has a 640Gb harddrive, 4Gb of RAM, an HDTV tuner and all the bells and whistles that one would expect from a new PC. I’ve been a big fan of HP computers for years now, so I’m thrilled with my new purchase. The touchscreen is really very cool … not that I plan to be dragging my fingers across the screen all day long (it has a wireless keyboard and mouse) but it’s a fun option. I’m still working on my tiny Sony VAIO TZ170N but I hope to be working on the new computer by the end of the weekend.
No plans for tonight just yet … but David and I have been talkin’ about a quiet weekend alone … we’ll see :) Happy Friday, y’all!!
Posted under: HP TouchSmart IQ500
Obama promises end of Iraq war, No Doubt to guest on 'GG', Brad finally wins
At long last, Neil's poem for Tori Amos's daughter can be shared with the world
Many years ago (as the story goes), while singer Tori Amos was still pregs with her first child, the amazing author (and personal friend of Tori) Neil Gaiman composed a poem/prayer for her “bump” that Tori and her husband Mark Hawley said looked like a blueberry (or something along those lines). Tori loved the poem/prayer so much that she allowed Neil to use it to raise money for various charities in the years since the birth of her daughter Natashya Tash Lórien Hawley in September of 2000. Now, 9 years later, the poem/prayer Blueberry Girl is being made available as a children’s picture book illustrated by the amazingly talented Charles Vess. Here are a few screencaps from a just released promo video that features Neil reading the poem and some animated images of Charles‘s illustrations:
Longtime fans of Tori Amos know what this poem/prayer means to her and I, for one, am thrilled that it is finally being made available to us. I was VERY fortunate to get to hear Neil read Blueberry Girl aloud at a book reading he did here in SoCal late last year. You can click HERE to watch my video of Neil‘s reading of the poem back then — or you can click below to see the new promo video for Blueberry Girl that has just been released to the Internets … More »
Sweethearts Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson, I am happy to report, are still very much happily together as this week the ladies made their way to the UK presumably for a little work (on Sam‘s part) and a little fun (on Lindsay‘s part). Here are photos of L. Ron as they made their arrival in London yesterday and a couple of photos of a snack food run they did within moments of said arrival:
I am very happy to know that all the reports of discord that we’ve been hearing from these two in the past few weeks (and months) have either been fabricated, blown out of proportion or have had ZERO effect on their relationship. I don’t remember any of my romances ever being as overly-dramatized as the epic romance between L. Ron (at any age) but I am glad to know that the couple continues to soldier thru all the bullshizz and remain so happy together. I hope they behave themselves over there in Londontown … I don’t want no trouble. Or, at least, if there is trouble I hope it’s nothing to get all worked up about ;)
[Photo credit: Splash News, INFdaily]
'Twilight' fever finally unleashed upon Japan
Earlier this week we saw photos of Robert Pattinson‘s arrival in Japan as well as Kristen Stewart‘s arrival … and today we learn that Taylor Lautner has also made his way to Japan as all three of the Twilight Saga stars were on hand for a press conference in Tokyo, Japan to promote their film Twilight which premiered there last night (which was actually today in Japan):
Yay! I love that Taylor is there in Japan as well … he may not have had a splashy arrival but his presence there is appreciated. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I’m 100% Team Jacob (Taylor‘s Twilight character) but I did champion his drive to retain the role he originated in Twilight and I’m happy that he will continue to portray Jacob in New Moon.
After the Twilight kids were finished doing promo work for the Japanese press, it was time to bundle up and brave the chilly rain to promote the movie and the film’s premiere later the same day. After the jump, check out a few photos from the Japanese premiere of Twilight last night … More »
... after one last game in Milan next weekend
Welp … it looks like the Italian party is OVER for our dear David Beckham. After some very public whining in the press and a failed bid on the part of AC Milan to buy his services permanently for their team, the LA Galaxy has put its foot down and is recalling Becks to return to the Galaxy fold to serve out his contract with them (like a good boy) after his last game with Milan next Sunday … much to his chagrin, I’m sure:
Los Angeles Galaxy today stated that on-loan midfielder David Beckham is due to return from AC Milan as originally planned, despite rampant transfer speculation. The England international joined the Rossoneri on loan from Major League soccer in January in a bid to maintain fitness during the American close season, and did so in some style: Beckham’s form has been a revelation during his time in Italy. So impressive was he, in fact – and so lucrative is his likeness still considered – that AC Milan duly made public their attempt to retain Beckham’s services on a permanent basis. Meanwhile Beckham himself has stated in no uncertain terms that he is eager to remain at San Siro. But LA Galaxy have maintained that they have no intention of losing one of their star assets, their deadline of February 13 for an improved offer from AC Milan having long since passed. Today they confirmed this stance in a phone interview with Goal.com’s Andrea Canales, stating that Beckham will return to the Golden State as planned. “He plays on the 8th,” said the Galaxy press office, referring to AC Milan’s Serie A encounter with Atalanta on March 8th. “He’s due to head back after that game.”
Poor Becks. I’m sure he is really sad and upset that the soccer team that he signed a contract with is actually making him honor his legal commitment to them but I’m sure he’ll get over it. After a few weeks of sobbing into his piles of LA Galaxy money, I’m sure he’ll get over his crybaby-ness and will be able to move on like a grown adult man … at least, I hope he can. Still, Sunday is still a few days away … I suppose anything is possible at the last minute. There is new word that the rumors that Becks has moved into George Clooney‘s Italian villa are totally untrue, according to Clooney himself, so … yeah, he should just come home to SoCal where he belongs :) I hope all this nonsense about jumping teams is settled after this weekend … I’m trying to plan on seeing an LA Galaxy game once the season starts up again in a few weeks. Altho he’s being whiny about it, I’m looking forward to watching Becks in action once again as a member of the LA Galaxy.
Let's hope it sticks this time
Irish hottie Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who has previous attempted to get clean by checking himself into rehab two previous times, has decided to give it another go … and has reportedly checked himself into a drug rehabilitation program for a third time. If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again:
Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has reportedly checked into rehab in a bid to kick his drink demons once and for all. According to website Independent.ie, the Tudors star is attending a recovery center in England to deal with his alcohol problem. It would be Meyers’ third attempt at rehab – in 2005, he spent time at Malibu, California’s Promises Clinic in a bid to get sober, and he underwent further treatment in April 2007. However, he suffered a setback in November 2007 when he was arrested at Dublin Airport by Irish police and charged with being drunk and in breach of the peace. It later emerged that Meyers’ mother had died just days before his arrest. The actor has previously spoken out about his battle with drinking, saying, “When I do (drink) I’m like Bambi. I’m all over the place, hopeless, like a 16-year-old kid. People notice.” And an insider on the Tudors show claims producers warned Meyers about his alcohol intake during filming on the program’s upcoming third season. The source says, “He is one of the nicest guys in the world, he’s a pleasure to work with. He has his demons, and he’s trying to cope with them as best he can.”
I think that JRM‘s commitment to getting clean and taking control of his health and his life is absolutely commendable. Battling addiction is no easy task and it generally takes more than one try at rehab to really get a handle on one’s addictions. In fact, addicts find that they need to combat their demons on a daily basis. I applaud JRM‘s latest attempt to complete a rehab program … and if this one doesn’t take, I hope he tries again and again. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is such an incredibly talented actor … I am really pulling for him to finally get cleaned up … here’s hoping.
Posted under: Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Plus, a look at rumored sketches of 'The Circus' Tour costumes
BritneySpears.com has been updated with our first look at the cover artwork for Britney‘s new single If U Seek Amy … behold:
To be completely honest, I am not at all impressed. They clearly decided to use an already released promo image for the single artwork … which is fine, I suppose, but considering the stuff we’ve seen from the set of the If U Seek Amy music video, I think they could’ve at least shot a new photo for use as the single’s artwork. Meh. No one buys singles anymore anyways so I guess it’s a moot point.
Additionally, the fan site BreatheHeavy.com has been updated with a bunch of costume sketches that are RUMORED to be from Britney‘s upcoming The Circus starring Britney Spears Tour:
BreatheHeavy.com was just sent what appears to be Britney’s tour outfit sketches, autographed by the artist. Kick ass!
It’s unclear if these sketches are the real deal or if they are merely fan created images. The sketches aren’t really that spectacular but the costumes are so … I figured they were worth passing along just in case they turn out to be genuine. After the jump, check out a few more of these rumored sketches … More »
Earlier this year we were tricked TWICE into thinking that longtime lovers Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady got engaged to be married. The first false alarm came from TMZ, the second false alarm came from People magazine. Yesterday, without any warning at all, Gisele and Tom skipped right over the engagement part and went right to the nuptials … the couple got hitched, y’all:
It’s official! Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady wed today at the St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, Calif., Usmagazine.com confirms. The bride, 28, donned a form-fitting ivory lace strapless gown with a trumpet skirt, scalloped edges, long train and a floor-length veil with attached handmade satin roses and attached satin headband, all by Dolce & Gabbana. Her three dogs also wore matching Dolce & Gabbana floral lace collars. Dolce & Gabbana most recently dressed Fergie for her January nuptials to Josh Duhamel. The ceremony — which began at dusk — was “very small and intimate,” a source tells Us, adding that guests mostly consisted of immediate family. Brady’s son with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, was also present. (Fitting, as Bundchen once described her ideal wedding as “a simple ceremony…I don’t like parties, I prefer something more intimate, just for the closest people.”) Reps did not immediately return calls … Engagement rumors began to surface about the couple late last year. First, TMZ.com announced Brady popped the question Dec. 24 on a private plane, then People claimed they planned to wed in Costa Rica. Bundchen, however, slammed both reports as false. “Someone deduced I was getting engaged…I don’t know how people are so creative,” she told Brazilian magazine Caras Gi last month after receiving over 100 e-mails from pals asking about the engagement. The couple purchased an $11.7 million plot of land in a gated community in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles late last year.
I love it! I knew this wedding was coming … and I knew that they were gonna do it on their terms. Honestly, I didn’t expect the couple to walk down the aisle so soon after the engagement rumors started, I figured they’d pull a fast one closer to the Summer. But, the couple managed to fool everyone and get married right under all of our noses — well played. I gotta say, I’m very glad the couple went straight to the altar and spared us another round of engagement bullshizz. Much love and congrats to them both!!
Tonight on 'The Insider'
The entertainment news program The Insider has come upon new photos of a bikini-clad Rihanna while on holiday and plans to show those photos on tonight’s episode of the show. Here are a few screencaps of the photos that are being previewed in a new video promo for tonight’s ep:
Altho the pop starlet looks sad in the photos, I am relieved to know that she is taking some time to gather herself and recuperate from her injuries in a nice tropical setting. I imagine that it must still be very difficult for Ri Ri in the wake of the alleged assault on her person by her boyfriend Chris Brown … I think that a tropical vacay is prolly really good for her right now. After the jump, check out the Insider promo vid that teases for tonight’s ep … More »
Posted under: 'omg! Insider', Rihanna
It's for you
Filming on the NYC street set of Gossip Girl continues this week as new photos of Ed Westwick, who plays the naughty yet stylish Chuck Bass, shooting scenes for the series continue to make their way to us. Here are a few photos of Ed talking furiously on the phone on the GG set yesterday afternoon:
Love the outfit, love the facial expressions, love the tongue … love Chuck Bass. The boy does know how to wear an outfit … as much as the Gossip girls tend to rock the fabulous fashions, Ed Westwick‘s Chuck Bass can really hold his own. Over the past few months, Chuck has become my fave character. I’m not usually a fan of the bad boy … but one that can dress as fabulously as Chuck Bass does, well, I guess I can make an exception :) What do y’all think … do you like?
[Photo credit: Splash News]
Bromance Alert! It would appear that British actor Orlando Bloom and Aussie actor Eric Bana are the newest bro-friends to spark up a new relationship together. The buds were spotted hanging out together at the Deus Ex Machina motorcycle and bicycle shop in Camperdown, Sydney Australia this week presumably lookin’ to pick up a pair of his and his bikes together … here are a few photos:
I have to tell you, it fills my heart with GLEE at the thought of these two guys hanging out together … they make a very handsome couple … er, of friends ;) I suppose it’s too much to hope that they decided on a bicycle built for two so I guess we’ll have to wait and see if any future photos of the pair cycling together come out. Yes, I am really hoping that they do come out … er, the photos, that is. Yeah, I really like these two together … don’t YOU think they make a great pair of BFFs?
[Photo credit: Splash News]
Posted under: Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom
Someone is desperate for your attention
The artist formerly known as Puff Daddy, currently as P. Diddy has updated the blog on his official My Space profile with an urgent message to his fans … which I present to you right here:
Oh, Diddy … you really do love the attention from as many people as possible, don’t you? While I find him marginally entertaining on his MTV reality TV show Making the Band, I don’t consider myself a big enough fan to really follow him in any other tech medium. That said, I’m kinda obsessed with all things Twitter lately so I have been following him for a few weeks now (before he posted this message on his My Space profile). Honestly, he hasn’t really been posting anything worth mentioning (and there are far more interesting folks on Twitter … Neil Gaiman, Amber Benson and Lily Allen to name a few) but … I keep waiting for something. I figured I’d pass along this message to all y’all in case anyone out there is interested in following Diddy‘s every move. Any takers?
Posted under: Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs
Made for one another
It would appear that the rumors that Paris Hilton has taken up romantically with ex-Lauren LC Conrad boyfriend and ex-Amanda Bynes love interest Doug Reinhardt are true … the couple were spotted making their arrival together in Tokyo, Japan this week — of all places:
While I didn’t think LC and Doug ever made a good couple and I really thought that Amanda was way too good for a guy like him, I fully support this new relationship between Paris and Doug … I cannot think of a pair more suited for one another. Each seems more interested in furthering their vapid fame and notoriety more than pretty much anything else on Earth. A finer couple has never emerged from the emptiness of Hollywood, IMHO. I totally think that Paris deserves a guy like Doug and vice versa. Here’s hoping these two stay together forever … so that other unsuspecting innocents won’t get sucked in by either of them :)
[Photo credit: Splash News]
The TV Guide
Last night was a great night for me here in at home … I spent all day with my mom and dad and then met up with Sarah, Tracey and Zakiya for a fun dinner together. We grabbed some food at Buffalo Wild Wings in Canton, MI where it was kids night … Zakiya was able to get her face painted, we were able to catch up:
Princess Z was not happy when it was time to leave, which is when she turned on the fake waterworks … tho, her performance last night was prolly much better than the one Katie Holmes was giving on the set of her new movie The Extra Man. But I digress … after dinner, Sarah and I went to my fave coffee house in the whole world — City Coffee in Allen Park, MI. I have spent hours at that place reading and writing. In fact, the creative writing project that I wrote in grad school which eventually turned into Pink is the new Blog was written at City Coffee. The MJR Allen Park Theater is right next door and we popped over to see The Unborn:
That theater was where I saw my first movie ever (The Great Muppet Caper) and has since become a $1 Theater ($1.50 after 6PM). It’s still one of those old fashioned movie theaters — no stadium seating, no multiplexes … just a fun theater. It was really fun being able to go back.
So anyways … The Unborn:
Despite the fact that it was written by the guy who wrote The Dark Knight, it really wasn’t a great film. It featured a poor man’s Megan Fox in a decent story that was very poorly executed. Cam Gigandet is in it and was a nice surprise but not even his hawtness could really save the film. I will say there were a few scary moments … coupled with the nostalgia of seeing it in that old movie theater, well, I guess I didn’t hate it.
So yeah … my quick trip to Detroit is over … I fly back to LA in a few hours … so I’ll be comin’ atcha from the Left Coast tomorrow. Thank you Detroit, I’ll miss you!!
Posted under: 'The Unborn'
Mayerston together for a year now, Clooney returns to 'ER', Leppard to tour
Wish I could be, Part of their world
Fresh from their double Oscar loss last Sunday night at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, CA, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt surfaced with 4 of their 6 children in tow at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in NYC last night where the Brangelina brood were spotted making a hasty exit from a performance of The Little Mermaid on Broadway. Here are a few photos of Ange, Brad, Maddox Chivan, Zahara Marley, Pax Thien and Shiloh Nouvel as they made their way out of the theater last night:
It was family night at the theater in New York City for the Jolie-Pitts. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt took their children to see a Wednesday evening showing of The Little Mermaid on Broadway … Pitt carried daughter Shiloh, 2, and held the hand of son Pax, 5, who sipped on a drink as he exited the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Jolie held daughter Zahara, 3, while Maddox, 7, followed close behind. Missing: Their newborn twins, Knox and Vivienne. Jolie — who just returned from Hollywood for the Oscars with Pitt — is in the Big Apple as she prepares to shoot the espionage thriller, Salt. After she wraps up filming, Jolie has said she plans to take a break from acting to focus on being a mother. “I like being home a lot,” the mother of six has said. “First and foremost, I have a lot of children, and I need to make sure they’re growing right and they’ve got us there for them.”
LOL! Angelina has been giving that line about “taking a break from acting to be a mother” for years now … I doubt she ever will really take a break. Tho, I’m sure her demoralizing loss of so many acting awards this past awards season is enough to sour her to the craft for some time to come. Ah well, she’s a mega-millionaire who is coupled up with a mega-millionaire with a beautiful (and growing?) family of children … it’s kinda hard to feel too sorry for her. In any event, I imagine it was quite a treat for the theater-goers at the Lunt-Fontanne to see the Brangelina brood file in for last night’s performance. I think it would be really fun to share your popcorn with Princess Zahara. I’ve yet to see The Little Mermaid on Broadway myself but a show that is so well-attended by so many celebrity children (I understand Suri Holmes-Cruise is a fan as well) sounds must see to me!
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin, Splash News; Source]
DVD + CD combo hits stores on April 7th
Great news, friends of Britney … BritneySpears.com has been updated with the brief news that Britney‘s documentary Britney: For The Record, which aired on MTV here in the US last November, is going to be released on DVD in April. Here is our first look at the artwork for this new DVD:
Britney: For the Record will be released in the US on April 7th! The DVD includes some never before seen footage as well as six bonus MP3 remixes of ‘Circus’ and ‘Womanizer.’
While I am a bit intrigued by the notion of “never before seen footage”, I don’t necessarily think that I really need to own this DVD. However, I am very interested in the bonus CD with 6 remixes of Womanizer and Circus … so I may be ponying up for this disc after all. I suppose it was to be expected that this documentary, which many people felt didn’t delve deep enough into Britney’s troubled past, would be released on DVD. I’m sure all the Britney Spears completists will be clamoring for their DVDs come April 7. Will YOU be among the throngs of fans lining up to buy this DVD?
And so … 4 months after we learned that Holly Madison and Hugh Hefner were dunzo and 2 months after she was spotted shopping for rings with her new beau Criss Angel … we learn that the torrid love affair between Holly and Criss has gone up in smoke. They are dunzo, y’all:
It’s over between illusionist Criss Angel and Girl Next Door Holly Madison. “Criss and Holly are no longer a couple,” their rep, Steve Flynn, tells PEOPLE. “They remain very close friends and wish each other the very best.” Angel, 41, and Madison, 30, began dating last October when Angel’s Las Vegas show, “Believe,” was beginning. At the time, they were seen walking hand-in-hand and even making out on the red carpet.
Meh. I guess you kinda knew that it was never meant to last between these two … he was far too young for her. In all honesty, I thought they made a pretty decent couple. They looked good together, well-suited to one another. Perhaps Holly was gettin’ tired of having to jet off to Las Vegas every other day. She strikes me as a California girl, mebbe she needs to find a California guy … who is 50 years her elder and has got money to burn. I’m sure Criss will be able to conjure up a new hawt blonde to replace Ms. Madison in no time. Ah well … better luck next time.
Unauthorized Chinese Beckham-branded condoms hit the market
A couple of days ago we learned that a new male enhancement product called USA Selikon is being marketed and sold in China using David Beckham‘s likeness and today we learn that the unauthorized sex products bearing Becks‘ sexy face doesn’t stop there. Long Life brand condoms is another unauthorized product being marketed and sold in China that very boldly features David Beckham on the product packaging … behold:
A brand of condoms named after football ace David Beckham has taken the Chinese contraceptive market under its sway. Although the Beckham contraceptive is not being endorsed by the former England captain himself, its makers claim that the users will score in the bedroom like David does on the pitch. This brand now sells more than any other brand in the country. Chinese fans of the LA Galaxy soccer star, however, want the marketing of these condoms banned. “We do not want Beckham to think the Chinese people are disrespecting him. We love him here,” the Sun quoted one as saying. Beckham’s agent Simon Oliveira said: “It’s not an official brand.”
LOLOLOL! All you have to do to have the most popular brand of condoms is to put David Beckham‘s face on the box and VOILA! Brills!! So sexy men in China pop a couple of David Beckham-branded USA Selkon capsules to get their “enhancement” on and then they can slip on a David Beckham-branded Long Life jimmy hat and they’re ready to party like our dear Becks. Absolutely brills! No wonder they’re able to sell so much of these products. And look, the Long Life condoms now contain “less lead and toxins” … why wouldn’t you want to use these condoms? I can’t wait to see what other Chinese sex products decide to slap David Beckham on the packaging or in their advertising.
BTW, anyone out there know how I can get my hands on a box of the Beckham condoms?
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is scheduled to open here in the US on May 1 but folks in France will get to see the action film 2 days earlier when it opens in that country on April 29 … they will also get their very own version of the movie poster, behold:
MMMM … this poster is hot. Seriously, Hugh Jackman can make any article of clothing look sexy … even plain, white tank top t-shirts. But I digress … X-Men Origins: Wolverine also has it’s own French website at Wolverine-LeFilm.com complete with a French subtitled movie trailer. After the jump, check it out for yourself … More »
Looks like she's had a lot of practice
Here are a few photos of Katie Holmes squeezing out a few tears on the NYC set of her new film The Extra Man that is filming this week in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. As you can see, Katie seems to have gotten her hands on one of Angelina Jolie‘s old costume from The Changeling and was hard at work filming a very emotional scene:
Oh yeah, she is really workin’ thru some stuff to get those tears a-flowin’ for this set. It’s like the director gave her a bit of direction right before he started filming … something along the lines of, “Now remember how nice and normal your life was BEFORE you met Tom Cruise and he wholly sucked the life force out of your every being and think about how you’ll never, ever get it back …. and … action!“ Hey, at least Katie has a lot of emotional stuff to draw from to be able to nail scenes like this. I’m so not a fan of period pieces nor am I really a fan of Katie Holmes movies (Mad Money? No thanks!) so I might have to pass on seeing this film when it finally hits theaters. I am curious to see more photos of her filming new scenes on the streets of NYC tho. I wonder what other emotions she’ll be bringing to the table as filming on The Extra Man continues in the weeks to come.
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]
To much less fanfare than her 'Twilight' co-star, R.Pattz
Yesterday morning we saw a few photos of Twilight star Robert Pattinson make his grand arrival in Tokyo, Japan where he was met by throngs of rabid Twilighters anxious to be near his holy presence. Today we get to see a few photos of Twilight‘s main protagonist, Kristen Stewart (who plays Bella Swan), make her arrival in Japan … you will note that there is nary a fan in the hiz to welcome her to town:
Both R. Pattz and K. Stew are in Japan for the upcoming Japanese premiere of Twilight which will take place in Tokyo this week. Twilight fever is about to break loose upon the folks of Japan and I’m not sure they’re ready for what’s to come. I do find it interesting that Pattinson managed to get a small army of fans to come out and greet him while Kristen only had the paparazzi there to welcome her. She is the actual star … tho he’s the actual heartthrob so … mebbe it all does make sense. It’s interesting that she managed to crack an uncharacteristic smile … mebbe the lack of fans makes her happy? Judging by her recent comments in interviews, I’d bet that’s prolly the case. Next up, the Japanese Twilight premiere …
[Photo credit: Splash News]
Posted under: Kristen Stewart
His mum was there to collect him, Amy Winehouse stayed in St. Lucia
Amy Winehouse‘s soon-to-be ex-hubby Blake Fielder-Civil was released from incarceration today after finally completing his sentence after he was convicted of attempting to pervert justice in the UK. As you may recall, Blake was released for a short time late last year when he was transferred to a drug rehab half-way house but after he was found with drugs in his possession he got sent back to jail … as a result, Amy decided to divorce him (then hook up with a hottie) … and then she escaped to the Caribbean where she’s remained for the past couple of months. Here are a couple pics of a joyous Blake being collected by his mother upon his release this morning:
BLAKE FIELDER-CIVIL is hugged by his mum GEORGETTE as he leaves jail for good. The estranged husband of AMY WINEHOUSE was freed from Edmunds Hill Prison in Suffolk at 10am this morning. Georgette greeted her son by putting his trademark trilby hat back on his head. The pair then walked arm-in-arm to the prison car park where a silver BMW was waiting to take them away. Blake was jailed for 27 months last July for assaulting a pub landlord and attempting to pervert the course of justice. He was freed into rehab last November, but was sent back to jail to complete his sentence a month later after failing a drugs test.
Here’s hoping the chap has learned his lesson about attempting to pervert justice and decides to really clean up his act. It would appear that Amy is serious about divorcing Blake as she made no attempt to be anywhere near his vicinity as he got released from jail. I seem to recall that Amy was very vocal about her displeasure at having her husband go to prison for his crimes (remember that big red heart thing that read Blake she had tacked to her beehive for weeks after his incarceration?) but no longer … these days, she’s more interested in nekkid Scrabble, smokin’ various things and random horseback rides. In the end, I think it’s for the best that the couple remain apart. Perhaps this can be a new beginning for both of them. I guess we’ll see.
Posted under: Blake Fielder-Civil
Homeskillet failed to pay his child support
Slade Smiley, who featured in the first 3 seasons of the Bravo reality TV series The Real Housewives of Orange County, was recently arrested for failing to pay his child support. Now, I realize that a great many of you prolly don’t even know who this reality TV nobody is but I’ve been in a Real Housewives way lately and his arrest seems very timely. Here is Slade‘s very un-smiley mugshot:
The law is frowning upon Slade Smiley. The former Real Housewives of Orange County beau was arrested Friday on an outstanding warrant for civil contempt after allegedly falling behind on his child-support payments and other court-related fees. Smiley, who footed the bill for the O.C. lifestyle that Jo De La Rosa once enjoyed on Housewives, was released later that night after posting $10,000 bail. “We became aware that there was a warrant in the system for him and a possible location he was at,” Costa Mesa Police Department Lt. Clay Epperson told E! News Monday. “We went out there, he identified himself, submitted to an arrest without any problem, and he was booked into our jail for civil contempt.” Smiley said today in a statement released by his rep that this incident means nothing as far as how he feels about his kids. “This is an unfortunate situation that has occurred,” Smiley said. “My son is very ill and we have been working on resolving the issue of support versus his enormous medical bills with the appropriate agencies for several months now. It is sad that individuals would take advantage of the situation in an attempt to defame and discredit me in such a public manner. For those who know me, there is nothing more important than my children.” Smiley has two sons, Grayson and Gavin, from two previous relationships. The businessman moved, along with De La Rosa, from Housewives to the Bravo matchmaking series Date My Ex: Jo and Slade, in which Smiley roomed with a batch of potential love interests for his former live-in girlfriend.
For his part, Slade maintaining his innocence based on his ignorance that he wasn’t even aware that he was behind on child support payments … which is a lame excuse but I suppose is believable. Yeah, I’m not all that interested in Smiley’s arrest … but man, that reunion of The Real Housewives of Orange County that aired last night as AMAZING! It was truly the best reunion of any Housewives series ever (tho, most of them are really damn fun to watch). I suppose it’s to be expected that someone from this batch of reality TV “stars” would be arrested … I honestly thought it would’ve been one of the horrible OC children. I predict that we may see more mugshots from these folks in the future. So … did any of y’all watch the Housewives Reunion last night? What did y’all think?
Popstress Lily Allen is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Q magazine with few beautiful panthers to share the spotlight. At first, I guessed that Lily was merely posing with totally Photoshopped panthers but behind-the-scenes photos show that there were real life panthers on set with her. So cool. Here is Lily‘s cover and a portion of her coverstory interview with the mag:
Lily Allen stripped off for her riskiest photoshoot yet as she posed topless beside two ferocious panthers. Wearing nothing but a pair of diamond-squared hotpants, opaque tights and platform heels, the Smile singer appears to show none of ‘The Fear’ she sings about in her latest single. The sexy shoot for Q magazine took place last month, just hours after the 23-year-old singer jetted in from the Caribbean … While the singer appears brave (and perhaps a little insane) to be standing so close to the predatory animals, it turns out Lily was not put at risk and the big cats were simply digitally added in. In another fun shot, it looks like Lily is taking to the dancefloor with three panthers as she shimmies in between them in a purple fringed dress. Shot by photographer John Wright, Lily poses in a series of skimpy outfits with her newfound friends from Buckinghamshire’s Amazing Animals, who were handled by experienced trainers during the challenging shoot. In the accompanying interview, Lily discusses the new ‘hunk’ in her life, Audio Bullys DJ Tom Dinsdale, despite being photographed with Jopling just days earlier. The interviewer even claims Lily French kisses Dinsdale in front of him. She tells the magazine: “The hunk in my kitchen… Well, he’s hot. He’s cute, isn’t he? I had a sleep-over two nights ago and he came along.” In the interview, Lily also admits she is in regular contact with ex-boyfriend Ed Simons, who she split from in January last year after a five-month relationship. The couple ended their relationship shortly after Lily suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage. She explained: “We still speak two times a week, he texts me all the time, making sure I’m all right. We never were not friends, it just became difficult. Because there was so much pain associated with everything that happened, for me I just needed to get away. But we still love each other. And we talk all the time and maybe one day we’ll get back together. But I don’t know. Not right now.” She also tells the magazines she has visited several lapdancing clubs, despite finding them “embarrassing”.
I really love this Q photospread and I am really loving Lily Allen these days. While I kinda liked her debut album, Alright, Still, I am TOTALLY enraptured by her new album It’s Not Me, It’s You. I can listen to her hit single The Fear on repeat for days … tho, I don’t cuz I don’t want David to leave me. After the jump, check out a larger version of Lily‘s Q mag coverphoto and another photo of her dancing with some of her new panther friends … More »
Posted under: Lily Allen, Q Magazine
Dude tried to run over a process server with his Mercedes, pleads "not guilty"
Adnan Ghalib, the former paparazzo-turned-Britney Spears leech, is being charged with three felony assault charges and a warrant was issued for his arrest after allegations that he ran into a process server who was trying to serve him with legal papers last week. You may recall that Papa Jamie Spears, as Britney‘s conservator, petitioned and won from the court a temporary restraining order against Ghalib and the equally slimy Osama Sam Lutfi … Ghalib allegedly used his Mercedes to take out his frustrations on the innocent process server who was trying to serve him with paperwork:
An arrest warrant has been issued for Britney Spears’s paparazzo ex-boyfriend to face felony charges of trying to avoid a process server – with the help of some German engineering. According to L.A. prosecutors, the victim was serving a temporary restraining order, obtained by Spears’s father, at Adnan Ghalib’s apartment complex in Encino on Feb. 11 when Ghalib got into his Mercedes and drove it toward the victim. To avoid being penned against a trash truck, the victim jumped on the hood and hung on as the car served, eventually falling off and breaking his wrist, among other injuries, the District Attorney alleges. Ghalib allegedly drove away without stopping. Ghalib was slapped Tuesday with three felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run and battery, all worth up to seven years in prison if convicted. The charges include special allegations: use of a deadly weapon – a car – and great bodily injury. Prosecutors are asking bail be set at $110,000.
For his part, Ghalib maintains his innocence and has already turned himself in order to plead not guilty to the charges being leveled against him. After the jump, check out the legal paperwork filed that charges Ghalib with his felony charges and find out what Ghalib maintains as his innocence … More »
Posted under: Adnan Ghalib
'Turn Off The Dark' will open in 2010
Welp, it looks like that Spider-Man Broadway musical that folks have been talking about for the past year or so is finally gonna make its way to the Great White Way. Broadway World is reporting that the show, titled Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, will begin previews in January 2010 and will officially open in February 2010. A new official site for the show has also just launched. Here is our first look at the promo poster for the new show along with some info available right now on the show’s opening next year:
It is now official, SPIDER-MAN, Turn Off the Dark, will open on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Broadway’s Hilton Theatre, 213 West 42nd Street (preview performances will begin Saturday, January 16, 2010). Directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with 22-time Grammy Award-winning Bono and The Edge creating new music and lyrics, SPIDER-MAN will be written by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger. SPIDER-MAN is produced by HELLO Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Martin McCallum, Marvel Entertainment/David Maisel, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Jeremiah Harris. SPIDER-MAN is produced in association with Omneity Entertainment/Richard Weinberg, the Mayerson/Gould/Hauser/Tysoe Group, Patricia Lambrecht and Jam Theatricals/S2BN Entertainment. Julie Taymor is best known as director of one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history, Disney’s The Lion King and the film Across The Universe. Bono and The Edge are half of one of the most popular rock bands of all time, U2, who will be making their Broadway debut with SPIDER-MAN. Drawing from over forty years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, SPIDER-MAN spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest rowhouse in Queens to the sky-scraping spire of the Chrysler Building, the bustling offices of the Daily Bugle, through the dizzying canyons of Manhattan, to new vistas never before seen. The musical follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down-literally-when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek-suddenly endowed with astonishing powers-soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character. Spider-Man’s battles will hurtle the audience through an origin story both recognizable and unexpected–yielding new characters as well as familiar faces–until a final surprising confrontation casts a startling new light on this hero’s journey. The principal creative and design team for SPIDER-MAN includes Daniel Ezralow, Choreographer (Across the Universe, The Green Bird); George Tsypin, Sets (The Magic Flute, The Little Mermaid); Eiko Ishioka, Costumes (Academy Award® for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Tony Award® nomination for M. Butterfly, the opening ceremonies for the Beijing Olympics); Donald Holder, Lighting (Tony® Awards for The Lion King, South Pacific); Jonathan Deans, Sound (Fosse, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Young Frankenstein, Ragtime); and Teese Gohl, Musical Supervisor (Across the Universe, Frida). Additional members of the SPIDER-MAN creative team will be announced at a later date. Casting for SPIDER-MAN will be announced soon. Group tickets now on sale. Single tickets will go on sale June, 2009. For more information about group tickets, visit the Spider-Man website at www.SpidermanOnBroadway.com or by calling 1-800-Broadway.
See … I dunno what to think about this new show. On the one hand, I love Spider-Man and a part of me (the 12-year old part) thinks it might be cool to see a comic book superhero come to life on the musical theater stage. On the other hand, another part of me (the grown adult who has seen his fair share of horrible Broadway musicals) fears that a Broadway show based on Spider-Man might be a terribly, horrible idea. A cartoony thing like Shrek (which I haven’t seen and have no desire to see) at least has a whimsy about it that sorta makes sense as a Broadway show. I cannot for the life of me imagine a singing Spider-Man trying to muffle thru his lyrics with that mask over his mouth. What does Spider-Man have to sing about? Schmaltzy love songs about Mary Jane Watson, I suppose. I’m also worried that with Bono and The Edge behind the music there will be a lot of blaring guitars and such. I’ve been able to preview the new U2 album just leaked to the Internets … I’m not impressed. I fear they won’t impress me with Spider-Man songs either. I AM VERY relieved to know that the amazing Julie Taymor is directing. She did the impossible by bringing inventive genius life to the animated Lion King so that it could thrive on the Broadway stage. If anyone can make this work, it’s Julie Taymor. I’m curious … but concerned. What do ya’ll think … good idea or bad? Would you pay good money to see Spider-Man on Broadway?
The TV Guide
I am happy to report that my mom’s recovery is coming along very nicely … she’s already left me home alone! Just a few days after her accident, my mom decided that she’s tired of beeing “cooped up” in the house so she asked my dad to take her out … and away they went. I am so happy that my mom is back in fine spirits. Altho the bruises around her eye, jaw and stitches are darkening, she really seems back to her old self — which is a huge relief. I’m really glad I could be home for her right now.
Last night, I spent some time hanging out with Sarah and Mark so that we could eat some pączki (pronounced poonch-ki) and pizza — in that order. For those of you who don’t know what pączkis are, they are Polish jelly-filled donuts that are traditionally eaten around here on Fat Tuesday, right before Lent (which is today, so Happy Lent, y’all!). They are DELICIOUS:
Pączkis are really big here in Detroit, where there is a large Polish population … it’s really a bummer that most people don’t know what they are. For dessert, we ate more pączkis … yes, we’re gross ;)
For the most part, we just hung out and watched TV … nothing special, just fun. Tonight, I’m meeting up with Tracey and Zakiya for a quick bite to eat cuz I’m flying back home to LA tomorrow afternoon. My time here in Detroit is flying by but being able to be with my mom for a few days was totally worth it. Again, thank you all for your very sweet messages of support for my moms. She is very touched that so many people who don’t even know her are sending her good, healing vibes. Thank you all again :)
Britney's magician spills, LC promises the end of 'The Hills', Oscar viewership up
It shant be long now
Buffyverse alums and happily married couple Alyson Hannigan (ex-Willow Rosenberg) and Alexis Denisof (ex-Wesley Wyndam-Pryce) — who are very famously expecting their first child — were spotted enjoying a nice stroll together in SoCal this week. As you can see, Aly‘s Bump Watch is still in full effect but methinks that it will not be so for much longer:
I find it amazing and WHOLLY adorable that Alyson still manages to look so cute at all times of the day. While I am looking forward to hearing the happy news that Aly has given birth (as I’m sure many of y’all will as well) I must admit that I am going to really miss seeing these supercute pics of the beautifully pregs Aly out and about, spreading around that beautiful smile. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again … Alyson Hannigan deffo deserves the award or Most Beautiful Pregnant Celeb of all time! Man, she is gonna make one cool mom. I’m just so happy that her happy family is about to gain a plus one. I get a boy vibe from her photos … I’m guessing she’s gonna have a boy. What do y’all think? Boy or Girl?
[Photo credit: X17]
It's the pits
Newlyweds and Dexter co-stars Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall have made their way to Madrid to do some promo work for the new season of their show to air in Spain and appeared in person at a press gathering yesterday afternoon. I can only assume that either A.) it’s really hot in Spain right now or B.) Jennifer failed to pack her antiperspirant for her trip to Madrid because, as is plainly evident in these photos, the poor dear embarrassingly sweat thru her shirt and showed off a pair of massively moist pit stains:
Truth be told, if I were standing that close to hottie Michael C. Hall, I might sweat thru my clothes too … but she’s married to him so that cannot be the reason. Fans of Dexter might know that this is TOTALLY something that Jennifer Carpenter‘s Dexter character, Deb Morgan, might do if she were forced to appear in front of a galley of press folks (then she’d cuss up a swear-storm afterward) … perhaps Ms. Carpenter was just really in character at yesterday’s appearance? In any event, I love Dexter, I love Michael C. Hall and I love Jennifer Carpenter … pit stains and all.
PS: I’d like to dedicate THIS song to Jennifer Carpenter.
[Photo credit: X17]
According to 'Page Six'
Last November we learned the heartbreaking news that Marilyn Manson and his much younger girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood ended their romantic involvement after rumors of their personal family strife started making the rounds. At first, Evan denied that the couple broke up and insisted that she and MM were merely “on a break” but then she did eventually confirm that the couple were dunzo. Shortly after we got confirmation, Marilyn Manson was spotted showing off a new young replacement in Florida who was presumed to be his new girlfriend. BUT, here we are about 3 months later and The New York Post’s Page Six is claiming that the couple have gotten back together again … or, at the very least, are back on “very friendly” terms once again:
ARE bizarre couple Evan Rachel Wood and Marilyn Manson an item again? They were seen leaving the W Hotel in LA together Sunday morning before Wood walked the red carpet at the Oscars. The 21-year-old actress recently denied rumors she was hooking up with her “The Wrestler” co-star Mickey Rourke – and now we know why. Our source outside the hotel said Manson emerged first and “said he was waiting for his girlfriend.” Then, she came out and they climbed into a waiting car.
AWWWWWW … see that, folks? True love really is forever. Even tho this report offers no proof whatsoever that the couple are really together together again, if they’re sharing cars then they are very probably sharing other things as well. Meh. Lurve is lurve and it should be celebrated wherever it can be found. If these two truly have found their way back to one another, then I suppose we should be happy for them … right? Right?
The Bride of Nicotine
Yesterday morning we got to see a bunch of black & white photos of Lindsay Lohan taken by photographer Hedi Slimane … and today we get to see more of Slimane‘s work. Courtney Love is another of Hedi‘s celebrity subjects who prefers to be photographed with cigarette in hand — she also has no problem showing off her exposed breasts in her photoshoot as well. Here are a few photos of C. Love that were taken by Hedi Slimane:
These photos are very similar to the photos of Lindsay that we saw yesterday, tho Courtney doesn’t appear as frightfully skinny as Lindsay does. Just as Lindsay showed off some exposed nipple in her photos, Courtney does her one better … fully exposed breasts. Hey, it’s art, people. After the jump, check out a few more photos of C. Love shot by Hedi Slimane, including a few very NSFW uncensored photos … More »
Paramore will support
Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont recorded and posted a new video for NoDoubt.com to announce the full list of tour dates for the band’s upcoming concert tour with Paramore. Along with this new video, the site reveals that a Tour Club is now available for fans to sign up for in order to gain access to special pre-sale tickets to many of the announced tour dates. Additionally, Gwen Stefani announces that the band is NOT working on a new album and will NOT be releasing a new album … they’re just going on tour with the songs they’ve already got. Here is a screenshot from the new tour announcement video and some info about the Tour Club and more:
No Doubt’s upcoming Summer tour dates have been announced! Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, March 7.* Tour Club pre-sales begin Thursday, February 26 at 4:00 PM (local time to venue), open for 72 hours.* The tour kicks off May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, NJ, see full date listing below or visit nodoubt.com/events for more details and ticket information. As previously announced, the band will be joined on the road by special guests Paramore, (and The Sounds, Janelle Monáe and Bedouin Soundclash on select dates) … Reminder, to guarantee No Doubt fans get the best seats in the house, the No Doubt Tour Club has been created. Fans can now validate their email address to be eligible to join, visit nodoubttourclub.musictoday.com for full details. Note: limited number of memberships per city. $10 and $25 tickets will be also available to the general public for shows at select amphitheaters throughout the tour. A unique No Doubt widget launches on February 25th with new exclusive video content direct from the band featured every day from February 28th through March 6th as part of “Seven Days of No Doubt.” The widget is accessible at www.nodoubt.com and will be activated on February 25th with a special contest running through March 17th during which time fans can join the contest to share the widget with as many friends as possible. Fans who share the widget the most will win prizes including a chance to meet the band, a limousine ride to the show or rare and collectible No Doubt items. The widget will remain active with new content throughout the tour with additional contest opportunities to be announced.
Woot! This is great news … the band has been teasing us with news about this tour for weeks now. While I’m bummed that the band is not working on new material/will not be releasing a new album I am very excited that the band is going back on the road as a reunited band once again. I’m pretty sure a new album will come from the band at some point soon … I hope. After the jump, check out the band’s video announcement and see the full list of announced tour dates to see if No Doubt and friends are coming to YOUR neck of the woods … More »
Posted under: No Doubt, NoDoubt.com
The crowd goes wild
Here are a few photos of Hollywood “It” Boy Robert Pattinson making his grand arrival in Tokyo, Japan this past Monday as he arrives in the Land of the Rising Sun to do some promo work there for the Twilight movie. You will note the mobs of screaming fans, both female and male, who were clamoring over one another to try and get near his hawtness:
The kids in Japan have waiting long and hard for their first taste of Twilightness so it’s understandable that they might be a bit overzealous at their first sight of R. Pattz. The Twilight movie will premiere in Tokyo this week and at this point it’s unclear if any of the other Twilight stars will venture out to Japan to promote … but the living embodiment of Edward Cullen is there and, really, can one ask for anything more? If Japan is anything like the rest of the planet, Twilight fever is sure to catch fire soon enough.
[Photo credit: Splash News]
Posted under: Robert Pattinson
At least she's eating something
Earlier today we saw some semi-disturbing photos of a very skinny Lindsay Lohan posing for a new photoshoot with photographer Hedi Slimane … but this afternoon, we have a couple new photos to check out. Here are pics of Lindsay returning to girlfriend Samantha Ronson‘s home after making a quick trip to pick up some food at McDonald’s:
Granted, McD’s isn’t the healthiest food option out there but food is food. Shoot, even I’ve been known to partake of their lovely Chicken McNuggets on occasion :) My hope is that Lindsay is at least eating on a very regular basis and she’s not merely delivering food to Sam. Linds really looks as if she has slimmed down considerably (which is very evident in the photos we saw earlier today) and it is worrisome. I really love Linds, I like seeing her succeed … I just hope that she remains serious about keeping her life on track. Keep eating, girl … I, for one, miss your curves and would love to see you get your groove back.
[Photo credit: X17]
Posted under: Lindsay Lohan
London watches the Watchmen
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Billy Crudup, Malin Ackerman, Watchmen illustrator Dave Gibbons and more were on hand in Odeon Leicester Square in London, England last night for the UK premiere of the new big screen adaptation of the graphic novel masterpiece Watchmen. Here are a few photos from the event’s red carpet:
The $120 million comic book adaptation “Watchmen,” one of 2009′s most eagerly awaited films, premiered in London Monday, aiming to repeat the success of superhero hits like “Iron Man” and “The Dark Knight.” The red carpet launch of the special effects-laden action thriller is the culmination of years of to-ing and fro-ing over scripts, budgets and, finally, a legal dispute between rival Hollywood studios. Directed by Zack Snyder, whose “300″ was a box office winner in 2007, Watchmen is based on a 1986 comic book series of the same name written by Briton Alan Moore and illustrated by compatriot Dave Gibbons. As with other movies based on his stories, Moore has distanced himself from the film, which hits cinemas in Britain and the United States on March 6. Asked if Moore was likely to watch the movie, deemed “unfilmable” by some in the business, Snyder told Reuters: “Look, you know Alan has famously said ‘I don’t want anything to do with it’ and I just try and respect that as much as I can.” Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 United States, where the “Doomsday Clock” charting U.S. tensions with the Soviet Union, is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is found murdered, masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all superheroes, both past and present. The film contains scenes of sex and violence, earning it an R rating in the United States meaning under-17s can only see it with a parent or adult guardian, limiting its commercial potential. Snyder said the success of “300,” his ultra-violent depiction of the legendary battle between Spartans and Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C., had given him more freedom. “I think that ’300′ really helped us to say, okay, look, it can be rated R.” The fate of the film was in doubt until last month, when studios Warner Bros and News Corp’s Twentieth Century Fox reached a settlement in a copyright infringement dispute. Warner Bros, a unit of Time Warner Inc, produced the film, but Fox sued Warner last year to stop its release. Fox, which acquired the rights to the “Watchmen” story in 1986, claimed it had a continuing stake in the project. Warner was also behind The Dark Knight, the Batman sequel which was last year’s biggest grossing film globally with ticket sales of $1 billion.
At last … Watchmen has its first official premiere … the long-awaited big screen adaptation is finally upon us. I’ve done my best to stay away from spoilers and extended film clips mainly because I don’t want to be spoiled by what I read and see before I can see the movie for myself (plus, I’m still reading Watchmen … I need to finish it soon). That said, I’m very concerned by the mixed reviews that I have stumbled upon. Last week, I read some bits of a review written by a fan (not a “credentialed reviewer”) and it was not very complimentary. As for the “official” reviews from the media … well, they are a mix of good and worrisome:
Directed by Zack Snyder, whose “300″ was a box office winner in 2007, Watchmen is based on a 1986 comic book series of the same name written by Briton Alan Moore and illustrated by compatriot Dave Gibbons. Critics gave it mixed reviews, with several predicting approval from the hardcore comic book fan fraternity. How it plays to a wider audience, however, will be more important to its commercial prospects. “For those just watching Watchmen for the Watchmen, without any expectations or knowledge of the comic’s storyline or historical importance, this really will be a blast,” wrote Mike Ragogna in the internet newspaper The Huffington Post. But Robbie Collin, of Britain’s top-selling tabloid weekly News of the World, disagreed: “This two-and-a-half-hour wannabe pop culture epic isn’t the worst superhero movie ever made … But it is one of the most spirit-crushingly disappointing,” he said. As with other movies based on his stories, Moore has distanced himself from the film, which hits cinemas in Britain and the United States on March 6. Asked if Moore was likely to watch the movie, deemed “unfilmable” by some in the business, Snyder told Reuters: “Look, you know Alan has famously said ‘I don’t want anything to do with it’ and I just try and respect that as much as I can.”
See, I’m not so much worried about what the negative reviews say (because, honestly, many reviewers like to be negative so that they can garner a little press) but I am concerned that author Alan Moore doesn’t want “anything to do” with the film. HMM. I really believe that people are going to love it and people are going to hate it … just like every other movie ever made … and it will be up to individuals to make that determination for themselves. I am looking forward to seeing this film, not the least of which because this film promises the first fully-frontal nekkid male character — in CGI. I mean, I’m also interested in seeing this masterpiece of graphic novelness brought to life on the big screen but … CGI p33n is where it’s at ;)
[Photo credit: Wireimage; Source, Source]
Posted under: 'Watchmen', Billy Crudup, Carla Gugino, Dave Gibbons, Deborah Snyder, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Patrick Wilson, Zack Snyder
The engagement is off
Blah … another Hollywood couple bites the dust. US Weekly is reporting that the fairytale romance between Transformers hottie Megan Fox and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (and former Beverly Hills, 90210) star Brian Austin Green has reportedly “run its course”. The couple have called off their engagement and are now dunzo!
Megan Fox and fiance Brian Austin Green have split, Usmagazine.com has learned. “The relationship had run its course,” an insider tells Us exclusively. “It’s completely amicable, and they are remaining friends.” Fox, 22 (who’ll reprise her role as Mikaela in this June’s sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), and Green, 35 (a regular on Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), now “are both focusing on their careers,” the source adds … The couple — who have tattoos of each other’s names — met in 2004 and, as Us first reported, got engaged in November 2006. Last November, Fox told Us that the wedding plans were still on. “It’s not going to be a big wedding,” she told Us at a GQ bash. “I’m not one of those girls. If it happens, it will be very low-key and quick and unplanned.” She said she and Green — who has a 6-year-old son, Kassius, from a previous relationship — haven’t talked about wanting more kids. “I feel like I need to set my career and do a movie other than Transformers,” she said. “Then I’ll explore family.” Green laughed off split rumors last year. “The last thing we do is get upset,” he told Us. “We usually go have dinner and have a glass of wine and laugh about it.” Asked last July what he loves most about Fox, he told Us, “Everything is my favorite thing about her.”
Boo … well that sucks. I remember when these two got together, Brian Austin Green was the “big name” in the relationship. In the years since, Megan has made a name for herself and is now prolly the more famous of the two. Truth be told, I really liked these two together. My friends and I even ran into the couple together at the mall in Century City a few weeks ago … they looked happy — then. But, alas, all good things must … well, you know. Sad news about these two. Here’s hoping they’ll be able to find love again sometime soon.
Soccer diva David Beckham was on hand for an in-store appearance at a promotional event in downtown Milan, Italy this week for the unveiling of a new Adidas soccer shoe named in his honor. Here are a few photos of Becks, wearing his temporary AC Milan uniform, at an Adidas Store in Milan to officially unveil the Adidas Predator Power Swerve DB soccer boot:
He sure does look smiley, no? While Becks maintains that he is still optimistic that the LA Galaxy will release him from his soccer contract with them so he can jump ship to play permanently with AC Milan, the news isn’t really going his way these days. AC Milan has run out of money and confesses that they will not raise their monetary offer to the Galaxy to buy out his contract and are starting to come to grips that they might not get to keep their new golden boy. The only way it could happen now is if Becks chips in some of his own money to buy out his contract … which he very well may still do. While I feel it’s kinda shitty for him to bail on his soccer team to run off to Milan, I’d be cool with it if the Galaxy were paid back the money they’d lose by losing Becks. Ahhh … so much soccer drama. Hopefully Becks will be able to sell enough of these new fancy shoes to buy out his contract … otherwise, he’ll have be dragged back to SoCal kicking and screaming.
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]
The TV Guide
Welp, I made it back home to Detroit safe and sound … and happily found my mom in pretty good spirits considering her injuries. She has some brusing on her face from her fall but she is generally looking better than I feared she might look. I landed at 5AM in 9 degree weather … but it is very good to be able to be with my mom right now :)
Let me tell you about how amazing my BFF Sarah is … not only was she willing to wake up at 5AM to pick me up from the airport but she did so happily and excited to have me home. That’s a true friend, y’all. It’s great to be home, if only for a few days, to see my parents and my BFF :)
It’s cold here so I’ll prolly not be doing much. I came home to see my mom and that’s about all I have planned. I leave for LA on Thursday afternoon so I want to spend as much time with my mom as I can as she recuperates from her fall.
Thank you all so much for the warm messages for my mom … it means so much that so many of y’all were kind enough to send your good thoughts and vibes.
Detroit goes to the polls, INXS needs a frontman, Kiefer falls off the wagon
But, unfortch, she misses a spot
Madonna made a brief appearance at the 81st Annual Academy Awards this past Sunday … tho, she only did so away from the Kodak Theater where the awards show took place and popped up, instead, at a couple of afterparties. While all eyes were focused on her to see if she would be carting around her much younger boytoy Jesus Luz, celeb-watchers noted that Maddy was lookin’ fresh-faced and much younger than her 50 years:
A remarkably fresh-faced Madonna attended the Vanity Fair Oscar party last night – looking much younger than her 50 years. The recently divorced star revealed a glowing complexion – just days after being photographed with red raw, angry-looking skin. There had been speculation the mother-of-three had endured a beauty treatment ahead of the ceremony. She picked a floor-length black gown which showed off her toned arms and wore her hair in a casually tousled mane. And it certainly seems to have paid off – for Madonna looked even younger than she had at the Oscars two years ago. The Like A Virgin singer attended with her husband at the time, Guy Ritchie, again opting for a floor-length black gown. But the singer’s face looked visibly more lined back then. Madonna, who watched ex-husband Sean Penn pick up a gong for his performance in Milk, was perhaps making an extra effort to stand out in the wake of her divorce. In her new pursuit of all things young, the star is now dating 22-year-old Jesus Luz.
But, while Maddy was lookin’ really spectacular on Oscar night proper, it was quite a different story just a couple days before. After the jump, check out a very unfortunate photo of Madge lookin’, well, not her best … More »
Posted under: Madonna
Nice to see her dabble in something other than married men
Sienna Miller has teamed up with her older sister Savannah to create a fashion line of women’s clothing which they call Twenty8Twelve and premiered their first ever runway fashion show to debut their Fall/Winter ’09/’10 Collection at London Fashion Week in front of a packed house of celebs and fashionistas this week. Here are a couple pics of the Miller sisters as they took their turn down the runway at the completion of their show and some info on show and collection:
Last night, the actress Sienna Miller should have been on the red carpet at the Oscars in Hollywood. Instead she was on her knees, on the floor of an old diary in West London, putting the finishing touches to a fashion collection. This was not her latest film role, but a real-life scenario as co-designer, with her older sister Savannah, of the Twenty8Twelve fashion brand. The latest collection, for autumn/winter 09/10, made its catwalk debut at London Fashion Week last night before a packed audience of press, buyers and celebrities, including Courtney Love, Alexa Chung, Kanye West, Francesca Versace, Daphne Guinness, Mary McCartney, Jade Jagger, and Twiggy. The clothes appear, on the surface, a reflection of the two sisters: punk, boho and biker-influenced leather jackets and skin-tight, body-conscious dresses in peek-a-boo stretch for Sienna’s hectic trans-Atlantic, movie-star lifestyle; crystal-embellished cashmere knits, finely-tailored “highwayman coats” and floral-print tunics, perhaps more suited to Savannah’s life as a wife and mother to two children in an eco-friendly, “The Good Life” setting in Gloucestershire. “But put them together and it says London cool,” said Sienna, backstage before the show. “These clothes are funky, and there’s something for anyone.” Must-have items included soft, high-waisted, denim leggings, backless tunics with Swarovski crystal-shoulder-pads – “like an American footballer”, said Sienna – a Charlie Chaplinesque trouser suit in grunge-tweed and a long, black and white, jacquard-knit cardigan-coat in what Savannah called “London camouflage”. The two Miller sisters launched the collection – named for Sienna’s birthday – two years ago. “Sales have been very good, particularly in England and America, and we felt it was the right time to do a show,” Sienna said. “I’m not giving up acting, I love acting. But I also love working with my sister. We’ve always been two sisters playing dress-up, ever since we were kids and we’re still doing it.”
The bad news appears to be this quote from Sienna, “I’m not giving up acting”, but the good news is that Sienna has now got a new endeavor to keep her bizzy and out of the company of other women’s husbands … not that this new venture is gonna stop her from that practice. It’s interesting that with all those celebs packed in the front row of Twenty8Twelve‘s first fashion show, Sienna‘s married paramour Balthazar Getty was nowhere to be seen. HMMM. After the jump, check out a few photos of some of the Miller sisters’ designs making their way down the runway to judge the threads for yourselves … More »
Chillin' at the Mouse's house
The REAL stars of the Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire made their way down to Anaheim, CA yesterday to celebrate their Best Picture win at Disneyland! Ayush Mahesh Khedekar (who played Young Jamal), Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail Sheikh (who played Young Salim), Rubina Ali Rafiq Qureshi (who played Young Latika), Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar (who played Middle Latika), Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala (who played Middle Salim), Tanay Hemant Chheda (who played Middle Jamal) and Madhur Mittal ( who played older Salim) got to visit the famed theme park that most children around the world dream they could visit. I can only imagine what a thrill it must’ve been for these kids in particular to get to go to Disneyland … which I’m sure was much more exciting for them then it was to win an Academy Award. Here are a couple group shot photos of the kids at Disney yesterday:
It’s been a whirlwind few days for the children of “Slumdog Millionaire,” which Sunday scooped up the best picture Oscar. In the four days the children have spent in the U.S., the young stars have been swarmed by paparazzi, met celebrities including Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and partied the night away after their film claimed eight Academy Awards But they’ve also had some amusement park fun. Tanay Hermant Chheda, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwalan, Rubiana Ali, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail Sheik and Ayush Mahesh Khedekar made their first-ever trip to Universal Studios on Friday, checking out the rides and movie-making action. And on Monday, the seven youngsters headed to Disneyland, where they rubbed elbows with Disney stars, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse. On Tuesday, the group will return to India, where celebrations are being planned for the movie’s Oscar wins. The children, two of whom were plucked from the slums of Mumbai for their roles, are being paid a monthly stipend from the film’s producers. They also have trust funds set up, which they will reportedly receive after graduating from school.
OMG, how fun! Disneyland is a treat for kids of any age so I’m sure these kids had the time of their lives. It’s a shame that Dev Patel and Freida Pinto didn’t join them … I know they would’ve had a great time, too. After the jump, check out a few candid shots of the kids as they enjoyed their day at Disneyland … More »
A whole slew of new black & white photos of Lindsay Lohan have been posted at the official website of photographer Hedi Slimane and, at first look, many of them look very stylish … but upon closer inspection, it becomes very evident that Lindsay has slimmed down considerably. Her jutting bones and non-existent weight are on full display in these new photos:
Additionally, some of these photos are very risque and in one in particular, her right nipple is fully visible. This is the first photoshoot where Lindsay has shown off her bare breasts since that infamous photoshoot she did with New York magazine wherein she mimicked the famous last photoshoot that Marilyn Monroe did before she died. After the jump, check out another batch of these new photos (including the NSFW nipple shot) and see just how skinny Lindsay has gotten in recent months … More »
Start plannin' your summer concert outings now!
Last.fm has published a new rumored set of upcoming Jane’s Addiction tourdates and it turns out that they are all dates the band will be playing in support of Nine Inch Nails when they return to the US to begin their new tour here. All dates, except for the first which is a festival tour date (that NIN will be playing as well) published on Last.fm are dates that Jane’s will play with NIN. Here are the rumored dates that have been released thus far:
Saturday 23 May 2009
Sasquatch! 2009 at Gorge Amphitheatre
Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction, more. Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
Sunday 7 June 2009
Nine Inch Nails at Cruzan Amphitheatre
Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
Monday 8 June 2009
Nine Inch Nails at Ford Amphitheatre
Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction … Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
Wednesday 24 June 2009
Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction … Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Friday 26 June 2009
Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction … Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – New York, NY
Saturday 27 June 2009
Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction … Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Woot! I’m fairly certain that this is just a short list of some of the dates that the bands will be playing together … Trent Reznor has posted a message on NIN.com that “Tour dates for [their] upcoming tour with Jane’s Addiction will be posted soon.” But these dates are a great tease for what’s to come if, in fact, they are the real deal. NIN and Jane’s Addiction … together again … on the same stage … I’m SO dying. I cannot wait until the full list of dates hits the Internets, hopefully soon. Are any of y’all planning on catching this epic tour when it comes to YOUR hometown?
Yesterday we saw a few photos of a very shirtless Matthew McConaughey gettin’ his sweat on on the beaches of Brazil where he and his babymama Camila Alves popped up this week on holiday. It turns out that the couple, along with a few other celebs, have trekked down to Rio de Janeiro to partake of the Carnival Street Fair going on there this week. Here are a couple pics of Matty and Camila taking in the sights:
While I would much prefer some nekkidness in these new photos, I guess I don’t mind that the couple appears to be enjoying themselves immensely. They really do make a nice couple and since Camila is from the region, they now have reason to fly down to South America whenever they get in the mood. But these two aren’t the only celebs who were spotted enjoying the Carnival festivities yesterday. After the jump, see which other celebs were also partying with the Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro … More »
His alleged tryst and subsequent run-in with the law leads to jailtime
As you may recall, late last December former NBA star Charles Barkley got busted for DUI after he ran a stop sign late one night in Scottsdale, AZ … and this week, Barkley learned the consequences of his infraction. Pleading guilty to two counts of DUI and admitting responsibility to running a stop sign means that he will have to serve 10 days in jail, 5 if he completes an alcohol consumption class … PLUS he’ll have to pony up $2,000:
Barkley just pled guilty to 2 counts of driving under the influence and pleaded “responsible” to running a stop sign for the December 31 incident in Scottsdale. Barkley was sentenced to 10 days in jail — but will only do five if he completes an alcohol education program. Barkley was also fined $2,000. Barkley will begin his sentence on March 21 — but it’s unclear if he will serve time in Arizona’s famed Tent City Jail, where they make the inmates wear pink. As for the gun cops say they found in Barkley’s car on the night of the arrest — no charges were ever filed.
Honestly, I post this information mainly because it is very rare for celebs to be held accountable for their crimes. I honestly believe that this jailtime is being imposed on him because the incident happened in Arizona. Had this infraction occurred here in LA, I doubt we’d be hearing of any such punishment. Personally, I feel that all DUI cases should result in incarceration. Getting drunk drivers off the street and behind bars not only teaches a lesson but it frees innocent people on the streets from having to deal with another drunk driver … at least for a short time. I’m glad to hear that Charles Barkley manned up and plead guilty to his crime. I hope he learns his lesson in his 5 days of jail and never drinks and drives again.
Posted under: Charles Barkley
New scenes for 'Gossip Girl'
New scenes are being filmed in NYC this week for upcoming episodes of The CW hit show Gossip Girl as co-stars Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald) and Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass) were spotted on a public basketball court earlier today shootin’ hoops and shootin’ new scenes:
As you may recall, a couple of weeks ago we saw photos of GG‘s Leighton Meester gettin’ smoochy with one of her male co-stars (mebbe one of these guys, mebbe not) but it would seem that Gossip Girl is also workin’ on their bromance story lines as well. HMMM. After the jump, check out a few more photos of Chace and Ed goin’ at it on the basketball court … More »
He feels the need, the need for speed
Prince Harry was spotted last week in his military training garb at RAF Barkston Heath in Lincolnshire beginning his initial training sessions to become a pilot in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces … here are a few photos of Harry getting himself familiarized with the controls of a Slingsby Firefly plane:
I must admit, Harry looks a might better as Top Gun-like airman than Prince William does as an In the Navy seaman. I’m not sure if the British Armed Forces have the same sort of training practices that we have here in the US (at least in movies) but I’m hoping that Harry will, one day soon, get himself a kickass pilot nickname … like Condor or Velociraptor or something like that. I doubt he’ll get saddled with a nickname like Maverick, Goose or Ice Man but at least we can hope for something cool. After all, look what having a fun Top Gun nickname did for Tom Cruise.
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]
Here we go again
Here is one of the first photos of Nicole Richie, out with her boo Joel Madden, that was snapped after news came out that she is pregs with the couple’s second child. Altho Nicole isn’t really showing yet, we can now be very sure that she is pregs and her tiny bump should be popping out anytime now:
As some of you may recall, Nicole had herself one of the cutest little baby bumps around when she was pregs with Harlow Winter and she was deffo one of the most stylish pregnant women ever. And all of you are well aware that the couple makes cute babies. I cannot wait to see Nicole carting around her little bump again. And so … Bump Watch #2 for our dear Nicole is now underway. I can’t wait to see more!
[Photo credit: X17]
It's also the one who cannot sing or buy a nice wig
Pink reader Jason gave me the head’s up that one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta had to have her official blog site shut down due to “non-payment”. It appears that the horribly tragic Kim Zolciak (the real “Housewife” who thought she could sing and only managed to EMBARRASS herself on national television when she tried to show off her skills) cannot afford to pay her webhosting bills and had to have her creditors post this message on her official site:
Sad. But, hilarious. As much as I cannot stand Kim, I really do love The Real Housewives of Atlanta (they’re my faves) and I am very much looking forward to watching her future pathetic attempts to garner fame and fortune in season 2 of the show. There has been much said about the “fakeness” of my fave Housewife Nene Leaks but this just proves that Kim is the fake one … who can’t pay her bills … or find a wig that fits. Incidentally, you might recall that this same thing happened to Michael Lohan when he didn’t pay his webhosting bills. Not that I’m trying to offer any help to either of them, but Kim and Michael are of the same sorry ilk and would prolly do much better if they teamed up to become one mega pathetic Z-list couple. Between the two of them, I’m sure they could afford to pay for webhosting a blog … I think. Mebbe they should just go with one of those free accounts to avoid this sort of embarrassment in the future … but, then again, what fun would that be for us?
[Source, thanks Jason]
The TV Guide
Well … at least it was the funnest ;) Last night, David and I hosted our first shindig in our new home and had over a few friends to watch the Academy Awards with us. We rolled out an actual red carpet (well, towel) and had each guest pose for the paparazzi (well, my digicam) and then snacks, food and booze was had by all. Here are some photos of the red carpet arrivals:
Here are a few more arrivals pics and a few pics of the winners from last night’s Guess the Oscar Winner game:
It turns out that Mike won first prize — his own Snuggie! Darion won second prize, a Jack Bauer from 24 action figure and Alek took home third prize, a limited edition Echo from Dollhouse action figurine. After all the ballots were tallied and the prizes were handed out, it turned out that there was an error in calculation (math was never my strong suit) and Darion and Alek tied for second place. Fortunately, the award for tying for second place is a limited edition Echo from Dollhouse action figurine. So, yay!!!
The party went off without a hitch, we all had a great time. Everyone went home with a giftbag full of goodies … DVDs, CDs, nosiemakers, slap bracelets and an official Pink is the new Blog sticker! Yay!!!
I did get some bad news yesterday, tho. My mom was injured in an accident late Saturday night and had to get stitches in her head. She’s OK but after hearing her on the phone I decided to fly home to see her for a few days. I leave tonight and arrive early tomorrow morning. I’ll be there until Thursday. Posting should still be on schedule but depending on how things go over the next few days, it might be a little slow. In any event, I hope y’all had a great Oscar night last night … and I also hope you take some time to tell the people in your life how much you love them.
Matilda to be a doctor? Nicky Hilton assaulted, Oscar ratings up
Jason Mraz, who has been known to dabble in the ways of Mary Jane, has posted a whole slew of new photos in honor of his friend Toca Rivera‘s 53rd birthday showing the pals celebrating his bday by participating in a march for the legalization of marijuana … which is what any good friend would do ;) Here are a few of Jason‘s personal photos from their march to “Free the Weed” and the full text of his latest blogpost explaining what is going on in the photos:
Free The Weed
On February 22nd, my friend Toca Rivera turned 53. For the last ten years of knowing the man, i have always marveled at his youth and his ability to be so mobile and free. In addition to singing along with his beautiful voice, I’ve had the pleasure of laughing with him on millions of occasions, while loving the lie he tells about his age. This year, we say he’s 35. After a most delicious and nutritious macrobiotic lunch in Harajuku, Tokyo, Toca was swept away by perhaps the most perfect parade for his character. If anyone’s birthday wish ever came true so quickly after blowing out his candles, it would be Toca’s. Here’s a look at the rally we quickly became a part of. Enjoy the walk thru Tokyo town. For more on the benefits of the legalization of Marijuana, Click HERE.
Happy Birthday Brother.
LOVE IT! And what a great birthday for Jason‘s friend Toca. Actually, the randomness of a parade like this coming by right when you wish for it is very reminiscent of the No on Prop 8 protests that were sweeping LA in the weeks following Election Day last November. I was out with friends one Saturday night and we were talking about how upset we were that Prop 8 passed in California and then a protest march came parading down the street! We ran out of the bar we were in and joined the protesters for a little bit. This scenario sounds just like that one. I don’t know Toca Rivera at all but I am glad to know that he had a great birthday with his friend Jason Mraz. Kudos to Jason for so openly advocating a cause he believes in. I have many friends who also champion the same cause. Woot!
Posted under: Jason Mraz
Isn't really a fan of "bullshit" questions from 'Twilight' fans
Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart, who plays the living-breathing incarnation of protagonist Bella Swan, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Nylon magazine. In her coverstory interview, Kristen talks about topics as varied as how uncomfortable she is on talk shows to her love life (yes, this interview has range). Additionally, Kristen Stewart goes on the record about all those rabid Twilight fans out there who like to ask her, in her own words, “bullshit” questions that don’t really mean anything to her. Way to bite the hand that feeds you, girl. Here is Kirsten‘s Nylon magazine coverphoto and some portions from her coverstory interview:
Though she’d caught our eye with her piercing turn with Emile Hirsch in Into the Wild last year, it was her Twilight role as Bella Swann, the mortal love of a “vegetarian” vampire named Edward Cullen (a phrase now synonymous in America with “hot, unattainable soul mate”) that showed she was ready for her NYLON cover turn. Apparently, Superbad director Greg Mottola agrees – he’s cast Kristen opposite Jesse Eisenberg in his new flick Adventureland.
Here’s what Kristen told us about her new life as a bonafide, tabloid-chased celebrity. Read the new issue of NYLON for even more about the world of a Hollywood veteran, but a very new movie star.
On the Twilight Madness: “Anywhere we’d go for Twilight was a psychotic situation. The sound was deafening, and it’s thoughtless, as well… You get a slew of all these bullshit questions like, ‘What’s it like to kiss a vampire?’ and ‘How much do you love Robert?’ Then you’ll get one that’s actually real, but you’re like, ‘No, I can’t right now, I can’t even consider [it].”
On her memorable David Letterman appearance: “I feel like I have nothing to say on those shows… I’m not good at the funny thing—most people are really great on those shows. I don’t have a contrived personality that [I can] just pump out [for] a five-minute segment, so I end up sitting there and looking kind of baffled. Embarassing.”
And no, she’s not dating Robert Pattinson: “It’s just totally false… Rob and I are good friends. We went through a lot together, so we feel very close. But if we go out in public, every little detail is scrutinized, like the way I stand next to him. And it’s like, I know this guy really fucking well [laughs]. It’s only natural that we’re sort of leaning on each other, because we’re put in the most fucking psychotic situations.”
On who she’s actually dating: “He’s older than me—he’s 20 now—but when you’re 13 and he’s turning 16, it was always sort of an out-of-reach thing. Then you get a little older, and you realize, ‘Oh, What the fuck am I thinking? I can have you, like, lickity…’” she snaps her fingers, laughing. “He’s awesome.”
LOL. You gotta love that the girl tells it like she sees it. To be honest, I am actually impressed that Kirsten Stewart just cannot dumb herself down to pander to the insipid questions that get thrown at her by rabid fans. I think it is a much better thing for young girls who want to relish in the fantasy to get a little dose of intelligent reality from the actress they so dearly look up to. I really hope Kristen Stewart never changes, she seems like a very smart girl … and we deffo need more smart girls in Hollywood. After the jump, check out a few photos from Kristen‘s Nylon magazine photospread … More »
Sporty Spice spawns
At last! The final Spice Girl has finally crossed over into the realm of motherhood! Melanie Chisholm, aka Mel C., aka Sporty Spice has announced on her official website that she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, yesterday afternoon. The new baby Spice has been named Scarlet Starr. Here is the full text of Scarlet‘s birth announcement published on her mother’s official website:
A New Arrival
23 Feb 09
Melanie C gave birth to a beautiful little girl at 4.10 pm on Sunday 22nd February. The baby weighed 8lb 3oz. Both mum and baby, named Scarlet Starr, are doing fine.
Finally! Now Sporty cannot be excluded from all those fun Spice mom events that the other Spices like to engage in … er, in order to try and exclude Sporty Spice. You just know that the Spice Moms were “too bizzy” with their children to hang out with the childless Mel C. when they were on their reunion tour last year and I’d bet good money that that had something to do with Melanie‘s decision to get knocked up. She was the only Spice without a baby … and now she’s one of the gang again. HMMM. I bet Vicki B. will still find a reason to NOT invite Melanie or Scarlet Starr to any of her mom-related things. Ah well. Congrats, anyways, to Mel C. on the birth of her firstborn child!!
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
It's about effing time!!!
Halle-freakin’-lujah!! Matthew McConaughey has FINALLY gotten back into the habit of taking off his shirt in public … a practice that he used to be very fond of ON A DAILY BASIS back before he got all grown-up and father-like. Matthew and his babymama Camila Alves (and presumably their son Levi Alves) made their way to Brazil this weekend and almost immediately upon arrival, Matty stripped off to the waist and hit the beach to soak up the sun:
Now that’s a sight for sore eyes. I cannot believe that it has been so long since we’ve gotten to see the half-nekkid Matthew McConaughey that stole our hearts all those years ago. Sure, we got to see some shirtlessness last summer whenever Matthew went surfing but … he really has gotten all conservative since becoming a father. Pshaw. Whatevs. Who knows how long this half-nekkidness will last, I guess we should enjoy it while we can. After the jump, check out a few more photos of Matthew and his toplessness as he gets in a little work out on the beach — you’ll be happy to know that he is still very bendy … More »
Posted under: Matthew McConaughey
Hey, why not?
Amy Winehouse continues to enjoy her very extended vacay on Paradise Island in St. Lucia in the tropics of the Caribbean but has managed to relatively stay out of trubs. For the most part, she’s managed to remain totally clothed (unlike her previous incidents of nekkidness) and hasn’t been seen begging for alcohol for weeks now. Good on her! She has expanded her modes of entertainment, tho … apparently taking up horseback riding:
Lord, I love this hot mess of a trainwreck … even moreso as she sits astride a cute horsey. I understand that Amy is scheduled to perform at the Coachella music festival here in SoCal in the coming months but my guess is that she will stay right where she is until she absolutely has to leave. I don’t blame her … it looks as if she’s been having a ball and even at her worst down there, she’s been nowhere near as messy as she tends to be when she’s home in London. I still contend that Amy should stay in St. Lucia for a long time … if not the rest of her life. She’s been thriving down there — she’s been horseback riding, for Pete’s sake — mebbe it’s her best shot at a nice long, healthy life.
[Photo credit: X17]
Posted under: Amy Winehouse
After all the Oscar trophies were handed out at last night’s Academy Awards (actually, some folks didn’t even wait ’til all the awards were handed out … some showed up at the party before the Oscars were even finished), a who’s who of Hollywood A-Listers made their way to the Sunset Tower to party the night away at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party which was hosted by Graydon Carter. Folks this is THE party to go to if you are “anybody” in Hollywood. Here are a few pics from the red carpet arrivals last night:
I gotta say … I was very bummed to see that Madonna showed up at the VF party sans her much younger beau Jesus Luz. I was really hoping she and her boytoy would walk the red carpet together and set the gossips afire with her brazen brash & sassiness. Boo. On the plus side, tho, Jennifer Aniston was happy to cozy up to her beau John Mayer for the cameras … tho, the couple did not make a scene on the red carpet in full view of all of the cameras … they saved their canoodling for inside the shindig. While many folks make the rounds on Oscar night and hit up as many parties as they can, the folks who get an invite to the Vanity Fair party make sure to make an appearance and some end up staying all night long … it’s that good. I’m sure a great time was had by all … now that we’ve got the 81st Academy Awards in the can, I’m sure many folks were rearin’ to get to the celebratin’ (or the drownin’ ones sorrows in free booze … like Brangelina). See, there really ain’t no bizznazz like showbiz.
[Photo credit: Wireimage]
Posted under: Anna Paquin, Daniel Craig, Gavin Rossdale, Guy Oseary, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer, Madonna, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Satsuki Mitchell, Stephen Moyer, Vanity Fair Magazine
Penélope, Heath, Kate, Sean & 'Slumdog' take home Oscars
The 81st Annual Academy Awards were given out at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, CA last night and pretty much everyone on Earth tuned in to watch the show … or, at least, they should have because last night’s Oscars were the most entertaining of any show in recent memory. A bunch of tweaks to the traditional format, coupled with an energetic and engaging (ie. HOT) host conspired to give us, IMHO, THE best Academy Awards ever. Here are a few photos from the red carpet arrivals last night:
God bless Brangelina, they showed up to last night’s awards with the biggest smiles they could muster to try and show the world that they were honored “just to be nominated” because, judging by their collective track records during this year’s awards show season, they knew they were going home empty-handed … which is exactly what ended up happening by night’s end. Sarah Jessica Parker looked like a DREAM in that beautiful dress … it was a little Carrie Bradshaw but she pulled it off wonderfully. Generally, I was quite pleased with what I saw on the red carpet … Sophia Loren didn’t scare the hell out of me until she showed up on the Oscar stage to present her award. In HD, she was not treated too kindly.
For me, tho, the big star of the night was Hugh Jackman. He really turned in an amazing performance and totally made the show. His opening number (and subsequent numbers, I must add) really showed that there is life yet in the old Academy Awards and they are worth watching:
I was also very impressed with the way the Academy chose to honor the acting nominees by having former winners in their categories come on stage to say nice things about them. I know I was touched by some of the nice things said about the actors who were nominated this year … I can only imagine what an honor it was for the nominees to hear those same things being said about them, to them. I hope they will continue to honor the nominees in this way in future shows … it was my second favorite thing about the show after Hugh‘s job hosting.
And how about those winners! I think everyone was pretty surprised by that “shocker” of a winner. After the jump, check out some photos of some of the winners posing with their shiny new Oscars and read about what went down last night — oh, and watch Hugh Jackman‘s amazing Oscar opening one more time — it’s deffo worth it … More »
Posted under: 'Slumdog Millionaire', Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Danny Boyle, Dustin Lance Black, Hugh Jackman, Kate Ledger, Kate Winslet, Kim Ledger, Marion Cotillard, Marisa Tomei, Mickey Rourke, Penélope Cruz, Sally Ledger, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sean Penn, Sophia Loren, The Academy Awards
4 days, 17 hours, 26 minutes, 32 seconds ...
The poster for the new straight-to-DVD sequel to the indie cult hit Donnie Darko, titled S. Darko, has been revealed …
… as has the film’s first movie trailer. Much like the film Donnie Darko, there is a whole lotta WTF is goin’ on? in this first look at the upcoming sequel (due to hit DVD stores in April). After the jump, watch the trailer in full — it’s kinda long and totally incomprehensible … More »
Posted under: 'S. Darko'
Double your pleasure, double your fun
While Vicki B. and her boys were bizzy celebrating Cruz Beckham‘s 4th birthday with a superhero-themed party at a martial arts studio in North Hollywood, CA yesterday, Jennifer Lopez and her crew were bizzy celebrating the 1st birthday of her twin babies Max and Emme who turn one year old today. Here is an aerial photo from the twins’ fête yesterday afternoon and a rundown of what went down:
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony celebrated their 1-year-old twins Max and Emme with a birthday party at their Bel Air home on Saturday. About 50 guests, including Nicole Richie, Joel Madden and their daughter Harlow, 1, joined the casual afternoon party, which started at about 1 p.m. Several guests were seen arriving with gifts in Elmo and Disney bags. Others brought stuffed animals and “Happy Birthday” balloons in festive shapes and colors. The backyard, where the party was held, was decorated with festive metallic silver balloons and a blue-and-red color theme. Two moonbouncers, a clown and upbeat music entertained guests, who were served non-alcoholic slush drinks provided by The Margarita Man. Guests sang “Happy Birthday” while a cake decorated with candles from Rosebud Cakes was presented. Max and Emme’s actual birthday is [today].
Man … I can hardly believe it’s been a YEAR already since J. Lo gave birth to her first born children. Where has the time gone? 2008 was a big year for the birth of celeb babies … so this is just the start of a year full of first birthdays (tho, Harlow Winter‘s bday last month really got things underway). After the jump, check out a few close-up shots from yesterday’s party — including a few of the birthday twins, Max & Emme, themselves … More »
The TV Guide
This evening, David and I will be hosting a small group of friends to watch the Academy Awards at our home and we spent much of yesterday taking care of preparations for the shindig. We ran a few errands for decorations, drinks and food and spent much of last night tidying up. It was my job to put together the fun giftbags that each of our guests will be going home with:
And we’ve got pretty fun prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of our Guess the Oscar Winners game. We also have an area set up for arrivals photos and I plan to take snaps of the winners with their prizes … should be fun!!! I hope all y’all are having a great day today … and be sure to send in your pics if any of y’all have Oscar parties tonight :)
The Razzies are handed out, Gov. Ahhhnold returns to movies, a 'Slumdog' romance?
Time again for our weekly dose of Hot Dude of the Weekness. Sometimes, the Hot Dude of the Week is so shameless in his body worship that you just have to have a good laugh at him … not that that really deters from his hawtness. Take, for example, this week’s Hot Dude Jess:
Lord, Jess does look like a cocky one, don’t he? Yeah, sometimes it’s a turn off but sometimes (more than we care to admit) the attitude can be a bit of a turn on. Truth be told, this Weekend Hotness thing I like to do around here is so gratuitous that cocky attitude or not really doesn’t matter … as long as the mens are hawt and half nekkid ;) In this instance with Jess, that would be check and check. Enjoy!!
[Photo credit: All American Guys]
Masquerade, Havin' a Ball
Earlier this week we saw a few photos of Beckham brothers Cruz and Romeo enjoying a lovely afternoon playdate together at a playground here in SoCal on the eve of Cruz‘s 4th birthday. At the time, I guessed that the little guy might be up for having a costume birthday party on his big day and it looks as if I was right. Here are a few photos of the Beckham kids — Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz — with their mother Vicki B. as they made their way into the XMA Martial Arts studio in North Hollywood, CA yesterday for Cruz‘s birthday shindig:
As you can see, the eldest Beckham child Brooklyn has grown too old to play dress-up with his little brothers. You will also note that Cruz, the little birthday diva, had to be photographed in 2 different superhero costumes on his big day. He went into the studio dressed as Wolverine and came out dressed as Iron Man. Romeo, the cool middle child, opted for a classic Batman ensemble for the whole time. Yeah, these kids are SO Beckhams. Incidentally, I should mention that this martial arts studio is just 2 blocks from my old apartment in North Hollywood, CA. It figures, just as I move away the Beckhams come over to play. Much love goes out to Pink reader Francesca who gave me the head’s up that the Beckhams were spotted in NoHo … she writes:
I wanted to let you know that I saw Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria right down the street from my apartment in NOHO…I was driving home when I saw all these paparazzi waiting and I didn’t think anything of it. Then like 3 hours later my friend called and said they were still there so I decided to take a walk. They were there for Victoria’s boys at the Xtreme Martial Arts complex on Lankershim right before Magnolia. On the windows it had a sign that the complex was proud to sponsor Riverside Drive Elementary and all the kids were dressed in superhero costumes. I only managed to get a pic of Victoria from the back because she walked to her car so fast but one of the paparazzi let me take a pic from his camera. It’s funny because even though I saw her in person she didn’t seem real! She didn’t say a word and was very robotic…I didnt think she would be but she was. Her kids are CUTE though! I’m not sure which son walked out in front of her but he was wearing a Beckham jersey and walking like he was the coolest thing haha he had a little attitude!
So fun!!! I’m glad to see that the Beckhams had a great time at their party … and that they deigned to bring a little of their glitz and glamor to North Hollywood. Again, Happy Birthday, Cruz!!!
[Photo credit: X17]
Mickey Rourke is having a great awards show season
Various celebs from the world of independent film made their way out to the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, CA yesterday to attend the annual Film Independent’s Spirit Awards which are traditionally handed out on the eve of the Academy Awards. Honoring independent film and independent filmmakers, the Indies are handed out in a casual and usually celebratory atmosphere … and last night’s awards show was no exception. The Wrestler and the film’s lead Mickey Rourke did very well at this year’s Indies, taking home the top film and male acting prize … setting the stage for a possible repeat at tonight’s Academy Awards. Here are a few photos from the red carpet arrivals and some info on last night’s awards show:
Mickey Rourke and “The Wrestler” have won top honors at the Spirit Awards, the annual eve-of-Oscars salute to the best of independent cinema. Rourke, a nominee at Sunday’s Academy Awards, won the best actor for his performance as a washed-up prizefighter in director Darren Aronofsky’s moving drama, which later scooped the ceremony’s best picture prize. Rourke’s award was the latest in a series of honors that have gone to the 56-year-old, who has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity after his career suffered a prolonged slump through the 1990s. In a typically profanity-laced acceptance speech, Rourke dedicated the win to “Wrestler” director Aronofsky — and his pet chihuahua, who died last week. “I’ve just gotten thousands of letters from strangers and people that know me about my dog that died six days ago, Loki. This is for you baby,” he said. “Thank you Darren Aronofsky for believing in me. Directors like Darren come around every 25 years,” added Rourke. Aronofksy said he had been drawn to the “The Wrestler” because of its subject matter. “Wrestling was a world no one had tackled in a serious way, and the more we looked into that world, the more complex it seemed,” he said. In other awards Saturday, Oscar nominee Melissa Leo won the best actress award for her performance in the human-trafficking drama “Frozen River.” Tom McCarthy meanwhile took best director honors for “The Visitor,” which is notable for helping journeyman Richard Jenkins earn a best actor nomination at Sunday’s Oscars. In the supporting actor and actress categories, Spanish siren Penelope Cruz won for her performance in Woody Allen’s steamy comedy “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” Cruz will be seeking to emulate the success at the Oscars, where she is nominated in the best supporting actress category. “I didn’t expect this,” Cruz said. “I go to all awards like this, not expecting anything, so it’s always a surprise when I win.” Meanwhile James Franco picked up the best supporting actor award for his portrayal of gay politician Harvey Milk’s long-time lover Scott Smith in the Gus Van Sant biopic “Milk,” which also earned best first screenplay for writer Dustin Lance Black. Black later paid tribute to Sean Penn’s portrayal of Milk, California’s first openly gay elected official. “Sean’s performance really captured Harvey,” Black said. “That’s why this film has such a connection beyond gay and lesbian audiences. We need to continue building the coalitions that Harvey was so good at.” In other notable awards Saturday, France’s “The Class (Entre Les Murs)” won the best foreign film, while the best documentary went to “Man on Wire,” director James Marsh’s exhilarating account of Frenchman Philippe Petit’s tight-rope walk between the two towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. “What Philippe did was to stop time, it was a little miracle,” Marsh told reporters.
Altho the Film Indepedent’s Spirit Awards are only 25 years old, I love that there is a place for Indie films to get their due when, overwhelmingly, the Motion Picture Academy tends to overlook many amazing performances due to, well, their indieness. True, some Independent Films and actors get honored at the Academy Awards but, for the most part, name recognition plays a huge part in the voting process. I’m sure many of you have never even heard of the film Frozen River and yet, it was one of the year’s strongest films. After the jump, check out a couple photos from the show itself and some pics of a few winners posing with their Indie trophies in the press room afterward … More »
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A new blessing for Nic/Joel
Congratulations are in order for Nicole Richie and Joel Madden! According to a new post, written by Joel, published on his blog at GoodCharlotte.com, Nicole is pregs once again with the couple’s second child! Here is a cute family photo, with their first daughter Harlow Winter, that accompanied the news along with the full text of Joel‘s announcement:
What’s better than winning an Oscar? I am so happy to tell everyone that Harlow is going to be a big sister! God has truly blessed my family. Hope your all feeling as good as i am right now………
OMG! I am so happy and thrilled for them!! They must be over the moon with excited happiness. I think everyone is well aware that Nic/Joel make the CUTEST babies and I cannot wait to see their next little darling make his or her debut. My gut tells me that the couple are going to have another girl … not sure why, just a feeling. Let’s send all our love and congrats to Nicole, Harlow and Joel today and wish them much happiness with baby #2. Congrats!!!
Producers are hoping a revamp will boost ratings
The final preparations for the 81st Annual Academy Awards are underway at the Kodak Theater at Hollywood and Highland Blvds. in Hollywood, CA this gloomy Sunday as we begin counting down the final hours to Hollywood’s Biggest Day. In an effort to drum up ratings and get more people to watch this year’s Oscars, producers are promising all sorts of changes to the show’s usual format in an effort to shake things up and get people interested. To be honest, their selection of hottie Hugh Jackman as host is enough to get me to tune in :) Here are a few photos from the Kodak Theater as Oscar prep continues and some deets about what we can expect from this year’s telecast:
Psst: Have you heard that the Oscars are going to be a little … well, different this year? Oh. You have. The worst-kept secret in Hollywood this awards season has been how first-time producers Laurence Mark and Bill Condon, in a bid to build buzz and bounce back from last year’s ratings nadir, are keeping their Oscars overhaul plans a secret. From promising sweeping format changes without elaborating to shrouding presenters’ identities and shutting the press out of rehearsals, they’ve largely succeeded. At the secrecy part, anyway. “When (the producers) told me what they were going to do, I said, ‘Look, if it works, you’re geniuses, and if it doesn’t, you’re the putzes who sank the show,’” longtime Oscars show writer Bruce Vilanch said. But lest cloaks and daggers become this year’s hot red carpet couture, here are the details about the show that — whether by design, or loose lips — have come to light over the past week:
SONG-AND-DANCE (JACK)MAN: “Hugh (Jackman, the host) is going to come out and say a few things, but he’s not going to do a 10-minute monologue … He’s going to be doing a lot of musical stuff, so that will have a different feel to it.” — Vilanch, in an interview with The Associated Press.
NEED A MONTAGE: The original song nominees will be presented together in a medley-style performance, rather than sprinkled throughout the show and played in their entirety. — Nominee Peter Gabriel, who announced in a video blog on his Web site that he was declining to perform “Down To Earth” from “WALL-E” to protest the one-minute limit for his part.
I’M WITH THE BAND!: The band will be onstage for at least part of the show, rather than in the orchestra pit. A circular ministage juts into the audience. The set is surrounded by a glittering circle of white lights and crystals, and is flanked by enormous chandeliers. — Seen in renderings released by the firm of architect and first-time Oscars set designer David Rockwell.
NIGHTCLUB JITTERS: “The look of the theater is very different. It’s more like the nightclub of your dreams. It’s very intimate. … It’s got to be a lot closer.” — Jackman, in an AP interview.
NEVERENDING STORY: “The show’s got a narrative line this year, so all the awards are grouped around that. The sequence in which they’re given is dictated by this narrative.” — Vilanch.
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: Five LED flat-screens will move in and out of the set to help carry out the show’s “narrative.” The entire sets will change and evolve, “powered by a visual narrative that will unfold through 12 transforming sets throughout the night.” — The Rockwell renderings.
PRESENTING … PRESENTERS!: “There are different people doing groups of awards instead of a different set for each one.” And at least some of the presenters who’d been lined up have backed out, emboldened by the anonymity they were afforded by the producers. — Vilanch, who didn’t name names.
MUSIC, MAKES THE PEOPLE, COME TOGETHER: The original-song medley will have a vibrant, world-music theme driven by nominee “Slumdog Millionaire,” and includes a drum line made up of Indian, African, Japanese and Chinese percussionists. The “giant extravaganza” also has a full orchestra and choir. — DJ Ravi Drums, the leader of the drum line for the number.
To be honest, I’m not sure if any revamp is going to do enough to bring people in any more than they have in any previous year. All of these changes just sound like more of the same. I highly doubt people will care enough to change their plans to watch or not. The folks who generally watch will watch again, the ones that don’t … well, won’t.
I, for one, am very excited for this year’s Academy Awards. David and I are hosting our first party in our new home in honor of the Oscars and we are very excited to celebrate with our friends ;)
Woot!!! Good luck to all the nominees … and I can’t wait to see if that leaked list of “Oscar winners” turns out to be genuine or not ;)
Posted under: The Academy Awards
The cuteness just don't stop
Here are a few of the MOST adorable photos of Harlow Winter Richie-Madden, first born child of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, to come from the little darling yet. I realize that in weeks and months past, we’ve seen some pretty adorable cuteness from Harlow but I think these photos might take the cake … she’s blowing kisses to the photogs:
Seriously, I can’t even take it … she is ABSOLUTELY the cutest celeb baby EVER. What a precious little girl … I can’t get enough.
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Panty dropper, too?
Earlier this week we learned that Justin Gaston, 20-year old underwear model and manfriend to 16-year old Miley Cyrus, is featured in the new issue of VMan magazine and altho we got to see his fairly interesting photos, JG‘s interview with the mag was not yet available. VMan has since published their interview with the pretty boy model online and, as you might expect, Miley Cyrus‘s name comes out of his mouth pretty much every other sentence. In fact, the article is titled Meet Mr. Miley, natch:
Every tween across America has heard the name Justin Gaston, usually prefaced by the phrase “spotted with.” The Pineville, Louisiana, native is the boyfriend of teenage superstar Miley Cyrus, aka Hannah Montana (though neither has ever officially confirmed the relationship). He’s 20 and she’s 16, which might seem a bit scandalous, but they claim to be chaste. They go to church together and are both Christians. And father Billy Ray Cyrus approves. Actually, Billy Ray introduced the couple. While Gaston has been modeling since he was 17, last summer he scored a spot on Nashville Star, the country-music version of American Idol (Billy Ray is the show’s equivalent of Ryan Seacrest). Justin didn’t win the competition, but he did hit it off with papa Cyrus. After Gaston headed back to L.A., the two stayed in touch via text message, and Gaston was soon brought into the family fold. What’s it like being an aspiring 20-year-old in the shadow of a teen sensation? “I look up to her,” says Justin. “It’s nice to have someone there who already knows what’s going on. It helps you plan your next steps.” As with everything he says, Gaston is completely sincere. He can truly be described as a nice guy—and “nice” is exactly what he likes about Miley. “In a girl, I want someone who’s really genuine,” he says. “Someone attractive, but more just really nice.” In the background, Miley interrupts with a quote from the Bible. “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” “That’s true, that’s true,” he agrees. Gaston sees music as his future. He will continue modeling and perhaps pursue acting, but he spends most of his time right now writing and singing. And Miley wants to help. “I just got a studio for my birthday,” she shouts after taking the phone. “And I got him a guitar for Christmas. It’s really cool that I can hang out with him and he can help me and I can help him. It’s awesome, really fun. My goal is to become one of the most-wanted producers of 2010, so we have a whole year to get really, really good.”
LOLOLOL! First, I love that Miley was listening in the background during his interview so that she could chime in whenever she wanted. Second, the fact that Billy Ray Cyrus is the one responsible for his 16-year old daughter dating a 20-year old man who practically lives in their home … I mean, wow! I would not be surprised AT ALL if Miley ends up pulling a Bristol Palin. Just wait and see.
But, if you can believe it, Justin Gaston does more than just hang out with Miley Cyrus and various members of her family … he also does do some work … sometimes. After the jump, check out photos of JG “working” in Las Vegas, NV this past week … More »
The TV Guide
So … yeah … nothing at all exciting to report on the personal front today. The highlight of my day yesterday was a last minute trip to The Container Store to buy a box of hangers and a CD/DVD rack to store our CDs/DVDs … that was pretty much it. David and I also worked hard to get thru the last of our boxes … the kitchen is now put away and the living room is almost done. As I mentioned before, we’re having a few friends over to watch the Academy Awards and we’re doing everything we can to get everything put away. Today looks like more of the same … we have to get food and decorations. Depending on how much work we get done, we may do something fun tonight … but we MUST have the place ready in time for tomorrow.
Yeah, that’s about it. Back to work.
Clay dropped, Kelly leaked, Conan says goodbye
A Cowgirl, a MacBaby and a Boxador
Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Teresa sends in an adorable photo of her pretty pink cowgirl — Professor John Cagle of Fresno State University sends in a photo of him teaching his 4-month-old granddaughter Brooklyn how to use the Macintosh computer — Noor from Singapore sends in a pic of a group of friends enjoying a holiday in Japan — Jen from Barrie, Ontario sends in a pic of her new Boxador puppy Riley — Shana sends in a pic of her fur-baby kitten rockin’ her hawt pink collar:
Cute pics, y’all!! Thank you all so much for taking the time to send them in. I know that there will be quite a few Oscar parties this weekend so I’m hoping that some of y’all will snap some fun pics to share with all of us. Much love to you all for the fun photos that continue to get sent in. Keep ‘em comin’, y’all!! XOXO
Birthday lurve and wishes goes out today to everyone’s favorite saucy and oversexed Golden Girl Rue McClanahan who turns a beautiful 74 years young today:
It is a very happy day when one of our beloved Golden Girls is able to celebrate another year of life and I’m sure Rue is just the type of gal to do some pretty serious celebratin’. Everyone has their favorite Golden Girl and while I am not one to play favorites, I gotta say that Rue‘s Blanche Devereaux is an iconic television character that will live on for all time. After giving us many, many years of laughter I think it is only fitting that we pause to send her all of our love and admiration on her birthday today. Have a very Happy Birthday, Rue! Here’s to many, many more!!
PS: The Hallmark Channel will be the new TV home for reruns of The Golden Girls staring March 1 and to celebrate, the network will be airing an 18-hour marathon beginning at 8:30AM that day … make sure y’all tune in to get your GG fix!
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Which main '90210' character was snapped in a wedding dress?
Here is a little bit o’ possibly spoilery info from the set of The CW‘s hit show 90210 … one of the main female characters was spotted on the SoCal set of the show dressed from head to tow in a beautiful white wedding dress. Could this mean that a shotgun wedding of sorts is on the way in a future ep of 90210?
In an effort to keep the info hidden from those of you who don’t want to be spoiled, I put the reveal behind the cut. After the jump, check out the uncensored version of this photo and find out who may be saying I Do very soon on 90210 … More »
Posted under: '90210'
Gets pissed when others don't agree
Tori Spelling got her dander up and was photographed throwing a tizzy diva tantrum when she was stopped at the velvet rope by a very eager security guard working the Christian Siriano Fall ’09 Fashion Show at NY Fashion Week this past Thursday night. Upon Tori‘s arrival, the security guard in question stopped Ms. Spelling and told her that she would not be allowed entry to the show … which, of course, very openly angered the poor girl, resulting in her pitching a fit. Here are a few photos of the hilarious incident:
Getting behind the velvet rope at New York Fashion Week is no easy task, as Tori Spelling discovered [Thursday] night. The actress, who recently signed on to reprise her role as Donna Martin in the new incarnation of 90210, flew into a rage after a security guard asked to see her invite to the Christian Siriano catwalk show. She had arrived to see the latest collection by the designer, who won the fourth season of American reality show Project Runway, and appeared to be incensed with the lack of VIP treatment. Apparently fearing the onset of a full-blown diva tantrum, a team of Fashion Week organisers swept in to inform the guard she was allowed to enter the show. She quickly took up her front row seat where she appeared to calm down. Perhaps hunger played a factor in her mini meltdown – the 35-year-old certainly looked painfully thin in her deep-teal Siriano cocktail dress. Tori has slimmed remarkably since the arrival of her second child, one-year-old Stella.
LOL! Poor Tori … how embarrassing for her. I suppose it’s easy to understand her displeasure at being treated so poorly … after all, she designed the jewelry that the models in Christian‘s show wore on the runway — so, yeah, she was kinda supposed to be there. That said, it’s really not all too difficult to see why the security guard had no idea who Tori Spelling was/is … I bet a lot of people would have a hard time knowing who she is these days. I bet she can’t *wait* for her eps on 90210 to hit the airwaves.
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
Posted under: Tori Spelling
She's got legs, she knows how to use 'em
Lindsay Lohan is among the famous faces to be featured in the upcoming new photobook Room 23 that showcases “a year in the life of a private penthouse suite in a hotel in Beverly Hills, CA”. The photos were shot by Debora Anderson, the project was overseen by Diana Jenkins and the photo book will be available for sale next month. Here is one of the photos of Lindsay Lohan that will be featured in Room 23 when it is released for sale in a few weeks:
‘Room 23′ is a coffee-table book featuring photographs of celebrities – including all of the attendees – who donated their time for the cause. Lindsay Lohan is just one of 23 celebrities featured in the book and most of them, particularly the women, are scantily clad in lingerie and slinky evening wear. Lindsay Lohan’s photo is of her “standing on a bed with men at her feet”, according to LA Times, though photographer Deborah Anderson has up one of Lindsay posing in fishnets looking in the mirror.
Wow! If this photo of Lindsay is any indication of how hawt the book will be, I might have to be sure to pick up a copy. You gotta admit, this is a really sexy photo of Lindsay … it really makes me want to see more. Fishnets don’t really work for everyone … but L. Lo clearly knows how to rock ‘em right. I am very curious to see more photos of Lindsay in this new book … as well as find out which other celebs are featured in Room 23. So far, I likes what I see.
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Lights! Camera! Traction!
Beyoncé was spied on a beach in Malibu, CA this week hard at work on her latest music video. It is unknown which song this video is being made for but by looks of all the twirling going on in these photos, I’m gonna guess it’s for a ballad:
JAY-Z won’t want to spend too long looking at these sexy snaps over his morning coffee. Wearing a vest and tiny shorts, his stunning wife BEYONCE KNOWLES frolics with a male model on a sunny beach in Malibu. Though it should be stressed their touchy-feely antics are all in the name of make believe – the Single Ladies star hit the sand to shoot her new video. With a huge grin splashed across her face, Beyonce sure looked like she was enjoying herself as the waters lapped at her feet.
LOL! I really doubt that Jay-Z would even bat an eyelash at seeing photos of his bride frolicking with a male model on the set of a music video. If anyone knows the biz, it’s the Jiggaman. But B‘s music video work goes far beyond just her twirling around with a green flowy dress. After the jump, check out the photos of Beyoncé‘s canoodling session with her hired music video love interest … More »
Posted under: Beyoncé Knowles
They really plan to churn 'em out!
Even tho the Twilight sequel New Moon, or The Twilight Saga‘s New Moon as it has been renamed, has yet to begin filming it has been announced that Summit Entertainment has already set a release date for the third installment of the Twilight Saga, Eclipse, to be released in movie theaters. Because The Twilight Saga‘s Eclipse has been scheduled for release a mere 7 months after the second installment hits theaters, a new director will have to be selected for that film. OY! So much movement on a film that is scheduled to get made after the next film which has yet to be made is made. Confused? Yeah, me too. BE WARNED … the following information about the Eclipse movie contains SPOILERS that should be avoided if you haven’t read the books … read on with caution:
A third film in “The Twilight Saga” is now set, reports Deadline Hollywood Daily. Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the series based on Stephenie Meyer’s teen vampire books, has apparently decided to release Eclipse on June 30, 2010. That’s little more than half a year after the series’ second movie, New Moon, is due to come out, on Nov. 20, 2009. No director for the third film is confirmed yet, and New Moon and Eclipse aren’t set to be filmed back-to-back. Deadline Hollywood Daily also quotes this Eclipse plot summary from Summit: “As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death” … Chris Weitz will not direct the third film in the Twilight series, Eclipse, a source close to the production tells EW.com exclusively. Because New Moon, which Weitz is helming, and Eclipse are due to be released so close together (on Nov. 20, 2009, and June 30, 2010, respectively), Weitz will be in post-production on New Moon at the same time that Eclipse will be shooting. That said, the source confirms a report that the movies will not be shot simultaneously or back-to-back; there will be a brief gap between the production of both films.
Clearly, the movie studio does not want to lose any momentum by spacing the films too far apart from one another. A Twilight film in the Fall followed by another the next Summer is sure to keep the rabid Twilighters hungry for more very happy … and loyal. I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear sometime soon that the fourth installment, The Twilight Saga‘s Breaking Dawn, will get a release date in early 2011. It would appear that Summit Entertainment is really planning to keep the Twilight movies coming at close intervals. Personally, I’d prefer that they take time and care to put out the best movies possible … but in showbiz, sometimes quantity is substituted for quality. Are any of y’all Twilighters worried or excited by this news?
After weeks of silence, Rihanna finally speaks out
Rihanna is finally speaking out publicly in the wake of the alleged assault she suffered at the hands of her boyfriend Chris Brown in the early morning hours of Sunday February 8. Additionally, Rihanna has surfaced here in LA for the first time since the incident. Here is the new pic of Rihanna here in SoCal last night and the full text of her just released statement, by way of her publicist, on the matter of her recent injuries:
“At the request of the authorities, Rihanna is not commenting about the incident involving Chris Brown. She wants to assure her fans that she remains strong, is doing well, and deeply appreciates the outpouring of support she has received during this difficult time.”
As all of you are well aware, this statement comes one day after TMZ saw fit to publish a photo of Rihanna‘s injuries that was reportedly taken at the time of the incident that occurred on Feb 8 … today is also the girl’s 21st birthday. My heart just breaks at the thought of everything she has been going thru in the past couple of weeks … I’m glad she knows that so many of us are sending her all of our love and support. I am confident she will be able to one day get her life back to normal … or as normal as can be after enduring what she’s been thru. We love you Rihanna, stay strong!!!
[Photo credit: National Photo Group; Source]
Posted under: Rihanna
Also gets an amended/extended title
Here is your semi-daily Twilight sequel update you vampire lovers out there! Here is our first look at the new title artwork for the upcoming sequel New Moon which is due to hit theaters this November. Additionally, the MTV Movies Blog informs us that the title of the film has been changed a wee bit to fit in with movie studio’s plans to put together a franchise of movies based on the book series of the Twilight saga:
As Juliet once said to Romeo: A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Now, modern-day star crossed lovers Bella Swan and Edward Cullen are getting ready to carry on with their cinematic love affair. But will the second “Twilight” movie smell as sweet now that it has a brand-new name? MTV News has the scoop on the official name and logo for Chris Weitz’s soon-to-film sequel to “Twilight.” Dubbed “The Twilight Saga’s New Moon” (although the title treatment leaves off the “’s”) the film’s official title art stays true to the look of the first movie while swapping in an orange tint, a subtle crescent moon, and the release date of 11.20.09. Although the look of the new logo will undoubtedly get Twilighter tongues wagging, it’s the five-word official title that is the most prominent variation from Stephenie Meyer’s simple “New Moon.” With roman numerals now considered taboo in Hollywood, and sequel names like “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” and “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” in vogue, it makes sense that Weitz and crew would label the future films as “The Twilight Saga.” At the risk of reading too much into five words, it also seems to imply that “New Moon” will boast a more epic feel than the first movie. As for the logo itself, Weitz has chosen to stay with the lowercase lettering, personable font and light-streaks-poking-through look of last year’s hit film. In switching from blue to orange, the movie’s upcoming posters will be instantly distinguishable from those of the original “Twilight” – which should make them look a whole lot cooler when teenage girls all over the world add them to their walls. The presence of orange also begs a new question: Now that blue and orange are taken, which colors should be used for “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn”? It’s one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It’s the next installment in a worldwide phenomenon. And now, it’s called “The Twilight Saga’s New Moon.”
Honestly, the title artwork looks pretty standard to me. There isn’t anything particularly special about it … but, in an effort to post every minute and minuscule bit of marginally interesting info on New Moon, here you go. Personally, I think it’s absolutely unnecessary to make the title so long … New Moon sounds just fine. But, I guess the movie studio wants to differentiate the movie from the book … and also remind fans that the movie franchise is here to stay. The artwork is fine but the name is too long. No one is gonna call it by this title. What do y’all think … do you like the logo/new name?
Project Runway Season 4 winner Christian Siriano presented his Fall 2009 Collection at The Salon in Bryant Park for NY Fashion Week last night and managed to showcase a fairly stunning collection of designs. While many of us are mourning the lack of real Project Runway-ness this NY Fashion Week, we can take heart that one of its former winners is still in the biz of creating and showing fabulous clothing designs. Here are a few of Christian‘s pieces and some commentary from the New York Post:
Christian Siriano is all about skinny legs and cool, voluminous pieces. His coats had all kinds of interesting billowy, stacked, winged and sculpted sleeves. In fact, these kinds of fabric manipulations were seen throughout the collection on blouses, skirts and dresses to much success. This designer has grown an incredible amount since his “Project Runway” win just a year ago. His work has gone from kitschy and costume-y to actually fashionable, particularly in the latter half of his collection, which featured floaty dresses and gowns we wouldn’t be surprised to see on a red carpet soon. It seems Siriano still has the Bravo mantle to carry. His audience was loaded with former “Project Runway” contestants (aka losers) and Countess LuAnn Shopsalot, or whatever her purchased name is, from “The Real Housewives of New York.” Tori Spelling, who provided the jewelry for the show, was also holding court.
Oh yeah, the boy’s got talent … it’s crazy how much creativity and style Christian‘s design aesthetic entails. While I must admit that early on during his season of Project Runway Christian (and his antics in particular) rubbed me the wrong way, I really came to see the genius in his talent. He absolutely deserved to win his season of the show and his continuing body of work just proves how much of an exciting designer he really is. After the jump, check out a few more of his Fall ’09 pieces as well as video of his entire collection making its way down the runway at NY Fashion Week last night … More »
Posted under: Christian Siriano
On the eve of Cruz's 4th birthday, the brothers enjoy a playground playdate
Birthday lurve goes out to little Cruz David Beckham who is celebrating his 4th birthday today … but it looks like the little guy got a jump start on his celebration one day early. Here are photos of Cruz having a grand ol’ time at a SoCal playground yesterday afternoon:
What a little cutiepie! You gotta love that he’s rockin’ his famous dad’s LA GALAXY soccer jersey. Way to rep SoCal and show the Galaxy some respect, Cruz ;) The littlest Beckham wasn’t alone at the playground yesterday … one of his older brothers tagged along to play with him. After the jump, see a few photos of the other Beckham in attendance at yesterday’s playdate … More »
See what you won't see on TV anytime soon
Earlier today, we learned from Heidi Klum that the 6th season of her competitive reality TV series Project Runway is in a place of limbo since legal matters are keeping the show off the air. That said, the 6th season was still filmed and the Finale Fashion Show took place inside The Tent at Bryant Park to close out NY Fashion Week earlier today. Here are a few photos of Heidi and her PR cohorts Nina Garcia, Tim Gunn and Michael Kors at this morning’s Project Runway Season 6 Finale Fashion Show:
Whoa! Open-mouth kissing between Heidi and Tim!
What the heck is going on there you two?! HMMM??? Because the show was taped for eventual air (hopefully), the final 3 designers were not allowed to come out on stage to show their faces … their final collections had to do all the talking for them. And so … I’ve selected a few pieces from the show to post behind the cut for those of you interested in taking a peek. After all, who knows how long we’re gonna have to wait to see the show on TV. After the jump, check out some pieces from this morning’s PR Finale show … More »
The TV Guide
Last night, David and I were invited by our friends at Lions Gate Films for an early preview screening of their upcoming new movie The Haunting in Connecticut …
… which I cannot really talk about just yet since the movie is still over a month away from release. I will say that I *really* loved the film and cannot wait to write up a proper review of the film once it gets released on March 27 :)
After the screening, we met up with Mike and Jordan for drinks at O Bar and had a great time catching up. It had been ages since I’ve been able to see either of them so a good time was had by all. For the most part, it was a pretty quiet night.
David and I are in the home stretch of putting the final touches on our place. Since we are planning on having a small gathering here at our place this Sunday, it has to be done by then … I’m pretty sure that we will be doing nothing but work on our home for the next couple of days.
The temps here in SoCal are getting back into the 70s, where they belong, so it looks like it’s gonna be a nice, sunshine day. I hope all y’all are having a great day today as well … happy almost weekend!
Rihanna's father unhappy with photo leak, a new story from Tolkien, Jake buys a new ring for Reese?
Birthday Lurve for a pop princess
Despite the fact that a horrid and unsettling photo of Rihanna is, unfortunately, making its way around the Internets and the television airwaves today, I want to take the opportunity to post a beautiful photo and send out all my birthday lurve to Rihanna who is celebrating her 21st birthday today:
While I cannot, for the life of me, understand what Ri Ri must be going thru at this time in her life, I truly hope she is able to find some way to celebrate her birthday today. Rihanna is one of my fave pop artists and she absolutely deserves all of our lurve and support … and, it’s her birthday so she should get an extra helping of love today. Stay strong, Rihanna … and enjoy YOUR day! I wish you much happiness and many, many happy birthdays to come!
Posted under: Rihanna
Characters from the upcoming big screen adaptation of the critically-acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen are featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine. In fact, this week’s issue of the mag will have 6 different collectible covers, one for each of the 6 main Watchmen superheros — Rorschach, Silk Spectre, Nite Owl, Dr. Manhattan, The Comedian and Ozymandias:
They have come to glimpse the miracle. They have come to witness the revolution. They have come for Watchmen — the allegedly unfilmable superhero movie, the long-awaited adaptation of the comic book that changed the face of comic books forever. On this warm July morning, over 5,000 fans attending the annual geek pop summit known as Comic-Con have assembled inside the San Diego Convention Center for a first look. Many spent the night on the sidewalk. Some have come in costumes — most modeled after Rorschach, a vigilante with an inkblot mask and a pitiless brand of justice that makes Batman look like Bambi. Behind the stage, indie-movie icon Kevin Smith, a.k.a. the Most Famous Fanboy in the World, parks himself in front of a closed-circuit TV, a happy grin on his bearded mug. ”You have to understand, I’ve been waiting for this moment for years,” says Smith. ”This is it, man. This is the pinnacle. You have no idea how f—ing pumped I am.”
Yes, yes … comic book fans the WORLD OVER have been waiting and praying for this movie to be made and, at long last, the time is nearly nigh. The EW coverstory can be read in full HERE and goes on to essentially hype the film to grandiose proportions … which I feel is kinda risky considering that A.) rabid fans of the comic book are notoriously the hardest people to please and B.) something hyped so much is bound to incur the wrath of haters who are licking their lips at the chance to tear it down. For me, Watchmen is a pop culture phenomenon and is absolutely worth talking about … in human terms, not necessarily godlike or divine platitudes. After the jump, check out a few really nice black and white portraits of some of the Watchmen superheros that will be featured in the new issue of EW magazine … More »
At long last, the estranged BFFs are reunited
Woot! Early last week we learned THE AMAZING NEWS that Britney Spears and her longtime, former assistant Felicia Culotta have decided to let bygones be bygones and work together once again … which fans of Britney from way back in the day can recognize is prolly the best news ever since Felicia was the closest thing to a second mother that Brit Brit ever had. Since that news came out, we also learned that Fe will be assisting Britney on her upcoming tour The Circus starring Britney Spears and has already started working in her employ. Today we get to see the first photos of Britters and Felicia TOGETHER again:
Aww … I am so happy to see these two together. It’s been so long … Felicia has been sorely missed. I thought it was such a shame that Fe got pushed out of Britney‘s life right around the time that she hooked up with Kevin Federline cuz if Felicia had been able to offer her assistance and guidance to Britney in the last few years, I think things might’ve turned out very differently for Britney Spears. At this point, we know that Britney was NOT in a place to listen to anyone’s outside advice that conflicted with her new independence … and, well, look how things turned out. BUT, that is all water under the bridge … Britney is finally on the comeback trail, her life is back in order (for the most part), she has won back custody of her children, she is about to embark on a new concert tour AND she’s back with one of her dearest BFFs who, I believe, is only interested in Britney‘s well-being and health. Soooooo great to see them together again. Take care of our dear Britney, Felicia … and welcome back :)
[Photo credit: X17]
Posted under: Felicia Culotta
"We're all in a bit of a limbo."
People magazine scored an interview with supermodel and Project Runway host Heidi Klum on the current state of her wildly successful competitive reality TV show and got to scoop directly from her on what is going on. The sixth season, which was taped to air on its new network Lifetime but has been kept off the air by a lawsuit leveled by its former mother network NBC, filmed its season finale earlier today …. totally unpublicized with a group of 3 final designers whose names we don’t know. The entire season has been filmed and is ready for air but, due to the legal wrangling by the networks, Heidi tells us there is no way of knowing when we’ll be able to see the eps … or on which network:
With a protracted legal battle still raging, and no air date in sight, Project Runway filmed its season 6 finale Friday under the tents of Bryant Park, where three unknown designers sent collections down the runway during New York Fashion Week. “This year is going to be a little different,” Runway host Heidi Klum told the crowd. “This is [the designer's] moment and unfortunately nobody has seen the show yet. I’m a little bit sad for our designers that they don’t get that recognition today. We’re all in a bit of a limbo.” International Herald Tribune editor — and fashion industry veteran — Suzy Menkes acted as guest judge for the show. Runway sources tell PEOPLE that producers had been trying to nab Menkes as a guest judge in the past. Although reports that Lindsay Lohan would do the honor proved false, PEOPLE can also exclusively confirm that Christina Aguilera, Eva Longoria Parker and Rebecca Romijn did lend their star power as guest judges on several of the season’s challenges. Since the cast has not been announced, producers did not introduce the designers Friday. “We wish we could bring out the three designers but we can’t,” Tim Gunn said at the show. Sources tell PEOPLE that when Runway eventually airs, it still will not be clear which designer showed first, second and third. (Also for the first time, no decoys showed at Bryant Park since the collections were presented blindly.) Even though the finale took place at New York Fashion Week, the show did indeed relocate to Los Angeles for its sixth season. What does this mean exactly? Show sources tell PEOPLE that permanent judges Nina Garcia and Michael Kors weren’t able to judge every challenge each week. Instead, various editors from Marie Claire (where Garcia is now employed) have been tapped to fill in as needed. The season also relied more on “local resources” in the challenges, sources say. Translation: Think Hollywood.
Blah! This sucks … Project Runway is one of my FAVE shows and I hate that this legal fight is keeping the show off the air. Despite all the many changes that I’ve been hearing have been applied to the new season, I am still very curious to see the damn show. Legal battles like this can take years to get sorted out. My guess is that if a settlement isn’t reached soon, the show will eventually die a quiet death … off the air. Since the entire 6th season was filmed in its entirety, it should be ready to air once the court decides which network owns the show. I’m not holding my breath that a decision will come soon … which means that it could be months before we are able to watch season 6. It remains to be seen if season 7 will be cast and filmed to keep on schedule with the next NY Fashion Week to come next Fall. Boo. This is just a really crappy way for the show to lose all of its fun momentum :(
Admit it, you know you want to see more
Yesterday we saw the first photos from Justin Gaston‘s new photospread in the new issue of VMan magazine … and it is my great pleasure to inform y’all that there is more than just protruding bulge to behold from this particular shoot. Here are a few more photos from Justin‘s spread for VMan, courtesy of Vision Model Management, shot by photographer Doug Inglish:
The hair, the eyebrows, the pecs — OH MY! Honestly, I’m not really a fan of shredded jeans but … eh, I can deal this time around. After the jump, check out a few more photos of JG from this issue of VMan — a couple of them we’ve already seen before but why not take another gander, hmmmmm? More »
Reunited and it feels so good
Last week, at the Grammy Awards to be exact, punk popsters Blink-182 announced that they would be reuniting again in order to record a new album and possibly hit the road. It would seem that all the bad blood between the band members — Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker — that caused the break-up in the first place is all water under the bridge. This week, the band released new promo photos of the newly reunited Blink-182 (the first since their break-up a few years ago) shot by photographer Michael Muller that prove the band means bizznazz. Here is one of the new promo photos along with the official statement released by the band on the state of their reunification:
Hi. We’re blink-182. This past week there’ve been a lot of questions about the current status of the band, and we wanted you to hear it straight from us.
To put it simply, We’re back. We mean, really back. Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album. Preparing to tour the world yet again. Friendships reformed. 17 years deep in our legacy.
Thanks and get ready…
I may not be a huge Blink-182 fan but I can appreciate that there are a lot of folks out there who are very excited by this news. The guys tend to make some pretty fun music so I’m looking forward to hearing what they’ve got up their collective sleeves. After the jump, check out one more promo photo of the Blink boys, one that is much better lit and shows their pretty faces better … More »
But I am not going to post it here
Late yesterday evening, TMZ released a fairly graphic of Rihanna that shows the injuries she sustained in the alleged assault on her person by her boyfriend Chris Brown in the early morning hours of Sunday February 8. As soon as I saw the photo for myself, I was horrified by the injuries that are very evident in the photo … and immediately decided that I did not want to post the photo on my site. It turns out that the photo was released WITHOUT the consent of the LAPD, who has launched an official investigation to find out who leaked the photo to TMZ. Here is the official statement on the unauthorized release of this horrific phot and and the info that TMZ provided with the release of the photo:
TMZ has obtained a photo of Rihanna taken after Chris Brown allegedly beat her.
I am pretty disgusted that someone inside the LAPD apparently leaked this photo to TMZ … I cannot really see the merit to republish the photo on my site when it is already readily available elsewhere. I absolutely understand that this news is of interest to many people and I also understand that the release of a photo like this might speak to the many women out there who may suffer from domestic abuse and may prove a wake up call that they are not alone. I just cannot bring myself to feature the photo on my site. Interested people can head over to TMZ to see the photo if they so desire. I, personally, was so disturbed from seeing the photo that I just cannot republish the photo here. Rihanna‘s injuries look serious, I just hope that if any crimes are proved from this case that due justice is duly served.
Posted under: Rihanna, TMZ
Take this info with a HUGE grain of salt
So … a mysterious email made its way to my inbox from an anonymous sender that came with an interesting document attached to it — a supposed scan of the winners list of this year’s Academy Awards. Now, I don’t buy that this list is actually genuine … but, in this day and age of leaks and spoilers, I guess you can never be too sure of anything:
Just in case this list turns out to be the real thing, I’ll keep the spoilery info behind the cut. After the jump, check out this supposed leaked document that lists the winners of the 81st annual Academy Awards … More »
Posted under: The Academy Awards
Duffy & Kings of Leon clean up; Coldplay shut out
Duffy and Kings of Leon were the big winners at the 2009 Brit Awards which were held at Earls Court in London, England last night bringing home a total of five awards between them. Coldplay, who were nominated for 4 awards, were the Brangelina of the awards show as they went home empty-handed. Sad. In happy news, Kylie Minogue played host to the Brits last night and, I understand, managed to do a pretty nice job … and also managed to show off 6 different outfits thruout the night … as should be expected from any respectable fashionista. Here are a few pics of some of the Brit award winners last night and some info on what went down last night:
Soul singer Duffy and US rockers King of Leon have triumphed at the Brit awards in London, taking five prizes between them in the biggest night of the year for British music. Elbow were named best British group, beating Coldplay whom they will support during a North American tour this year, while former The Jam front man Paul Weller was crowned best male solo artist. Rapper Kanye West was named best international male solo artist, Katy Perry won best international female solo artist and Iron Maiden — currently on a world tour — were crowned best British live act. Welsh singer-songwriter Duffy was close to tears as she accepted the award for best British album for “Rockferry”, the biggest selling debut album in the world last year and the winner of a Grammy earlier this month. “I can’t tell you what this means after five years, thank you so much,” the 24-year-old said. She was also named best British female solo artist and British breakthrough act, while Bernard Butler won the award for best British producer of the year for his work on “Rockferry”. Kings of Lean frontman Caleb Followill paid tribute to his British following as he received gongs for best international album for “Only by the Night” and best international group. The singer, whose band has enjoyed much greater success in Europe and Australia than in their native United States, said: “If it were not for England, Kings of Leon would not be a band… You created Kings of Leon, so good luck getting rid of us” … Pop group Girls Aloud won the award for best British single for “The Promise”, which was chosen by a live public vote on the night, prompting delighted bandmember Sarah Harding to exclaim: “It’s about time!” Girls Aloud, Duffy, Kings of Leon and boy band Take That all performed live, with Take That descending on the stage in a cloud of smoke and green lights to screams from adoring fans in the audience. Also on stage were the Pet Shop Boys, who won the Brit for outstanding contribution to music. Joined by Lady GaGa and Brandon Flowers from the Killers, they performed a medley of their best-known hits from “West End Girls” to “Always on My Mind”. Coldplay left empty-handed despite being nominated for four awards, apparently cold-shouldered by their home fans despite winning three Grammys this year.
HMMM … a shut-out for Coldplay. Could this be the beginning of the end for them? I am glad to hear that Duffy won so many awards. She is such a talent, I’m really pleased to know that real musicianship still matters at these award shows. I have yet to jump on the Kings of Leon bandwagon but I understand they are very popular with the kids these days. I might have to get their album to see what all the hubbub is about. While I wasn’t able to watch the Brit Awards myself, I did manage to watch a few of the live performances online. The Pet Shop Boys/Lady Gaga/Killers collabo was really very fun. After the jump, check out the mash-up performance of all of their biggest hits … More »
The Posh one speaks on matters of fashion design
Yesterday we saw photos of Vicki B. as she breezed her way thru NYC to make a brief appearance at NY Fashion Week before packing up her shizz and headin’ home to be with her children. Altho VB didn’t make too much of a splash in NYC this week, she did take some time to sit down with New York magazine’s fashion director Harriet Mays Powell about her latest collection of dVb dresses. Here are a few screencaps from this new interview:
Victoria Beckham sat down with Harriet Mays Powell to talk about her new line — when she says that seeing her designs on a rack next to YSL is “more exciting than having a huge album,” we totally understand. She also introduces us to “Sucky, Sucky” dress and claims to do the dishes in a gold minidress. See? Posh is fun!
Wonder of wonders, the interview actually proves that VB is kinda, sorta human. After the jump, watch the clip in full … More »
The latest batch of washed-up has-beens vie for newfound fame
Another thrilling season of Dancing with the Stars is nearly upon us and just weeks after the list of celebrity contestants who have signed on to compete for the Dancing with the Stars Championship title we get our first look at the promo photos of all of the contestants paired up with their professional partners. As I’ve mentioned in seasons past, I am not a fan of the show … but I do tend to have a favorite or two that I tend to root for on the sidelines. This time around, I’m throwing all my support around the fabulous Lil’ Kim:
Kim is paired up with professional dancer Derek Hough … and they will face 12 other pairs of contestants when the next season of Dancing with the Stars hits the airwaves next month. After the jump, check out the rest of the promo pics of this seasons stars and their professional dancing partners … More »
Posted under: 'Dancing with the Stars', Belinda Carlisle, Chelsie Hightower, Cheryl Burke, Chuck Wicks, David Alan Grier, Denise Richards, Derek Hough, Dmitry Chaplin, Edyta Sliwinska, Gilles Marini, Jewel Kilcher, Jonathan Roberts, Julianne Hough, Karina Smirnoff, Kimberly Denise 'Lil' Kim' Jones, Kym Johnson, Lacey Schwimmer, Lawrence Taylor, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Mark Ballas, Nancy O'Dell, Shawn Johnson, Stephen 'Steve-O' Glover, Steve Wozniak, Tony Dovolani, Ty Murray
Celeb kids don't have to wish upon a star
Suri Holmes-Cruise became a princess for a day this week when her parents, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, took her to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida and let her loose upon the park. Little Suri was allowed access to all of the Disney characters who were clamoring over one another to have their photo taken with the little robot. Here are a few pics of the Holmes-Cruises (including Connor Kidman-Cruise) as they enjoyed all the wonders that the Magic Kingdom has to offer:
Being the daughter of one of Hollywood’s most well paid actors certainly has its perks. And toddler Suri Cruise was enjoying the benefits of it during a family trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. The two-year-old, who was dressed as a princess for the occasion, looked to be having a magical time as she was treated to a very personal meet and greet with her heroes Mickey and Minnie Mouse while her doting parents Tom Cruise, 46, and Katie Holmes, 30, looked on. The Cruise family skipped the queues at the theme park and spent time with a number of characters including Cinderella – much to Suri’s delight. The toddler, who has become something of a fashionista despite her tender years, looked adorable in a blue ball gown and bare feet and was all smiles during the trip which was a Valentines Day surprise for her and her mother from film star Tom. Katie opted for a more casual look for the occasion and was sporting a striped top and jeans. Before the trip Cruise admitted that he had some special treats up his sleeve for his 30-year-old wife and would provide “a lot of surprises for her throughout the day.”
Aww, so precious. It really looks like Suri had a great time. I understand the only snafu came when the family rode the It’s A Small World ride and Suri got lost amongst the other animatronic children. Because it was very difficult to find Suri in the midst of all the other adorable little robots, they had to shut down the ride to find the little doll. I believe she was found hiding amongst the Tahitian robots. In any event, it appears that the entire family had a great visit to Disney World … clearly evident from the smiles on all of their faces. See, even robots need to vacation every once-in-a-while.
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
The TV Guide
Last night I met up with my friends Kirsten, Amber and Adam for a fun night at the movies so that we could all see Coraline in 3D. I was able to see the movie on opening night but neither Kiki, Amber or Adam had been able to see the film just yet so I INSISTED that we all go and see it before it is no longer available to be seen in 3D. Here is a fun, yet dark pic of the four of us with our fun 3D glasses on:
The movie was just as much fun as the first time I saw it and I really must implore YOU ALL to see this film in 3D while you still can. Once the Jonas Bros. movie opens in theaters, Coraline will no longer be shown in 3D … trust me, this is one film you cannot miss seeing in 3D.
Oh, and I suppose I should expect some good-natured ribbing for the Michael Jackson-esque Diesel jacket I wore last night … especially in light of the Kanye West post I published earlier today ;) Trust me, my jacket looks much flier in person :) Flame on!!
Tonight, David and I are going to a screening in Santa Monica and then we’re meeting up with my friend Mike for drinks afterward. I am very happy to report that the sun has returned to SoCal … and it is glorious! I need to get out there and soak it up.
PS: I have to give a HUGE shout-out of LOVE to my old HP laptop which I abandoned about a year and a half ago when I purchased a shiny new Sony VAIO … because my Sony got effed up really bad last night (making it unusable) I’ve had to resort to using my old laptop to get work done today. Thanks to its resilience and the ability of the Firefox add-on Foxmarks to emulate my bookmarks on all of my computers, I have been able to function completely today. I just wanted to mention this as a lesson to all y’all. It makes REAL SENSE to back up your information on multiple computers and to HANG ON to your old comps if you get new ones. My good ol’ computer (that I named Chloe after the character on 24) saved my ass today and will continue to save my ass until I fix my new computer. Back-up your shizz, y’all … trust me, it comes in handy sometimes.
Posted under: 'Coraline'
Lee does 'Pi', Dolly axed from 'Hannah Montana', here come the 'Little Fockers'
Check out the birth certificates for all 8 babies
TMZ has obtained copies of all 8 birth certificates for Nadya Suleman‘s new crop of kiddies, borne into a media sensation last month after news of her IVF treatment-turned-litter spread across the globe like wildfire. According to the documents themselves, Nadya Suleman is the only parent listed on the docs … altho, David Solomon is listed as the father of 4 of her other 6 children which suggests that he is the father of the 8 new babies as well:
TMZ has obtained birth certificates for OctoMom’s babies — all 14 of them! As for the octuplets, no father is listed on the birth certificates. Nadya Suleman signed all eight. As for the other six kids, four of the docs have David Solomon listed as the dad. The other two have no father listed. But all six kids have Solomon’s last name. BTW, on one of the docs, Solomon lists Israel as his “State of Birth.” And on one of the certificates, David lists his birth date as 5/25/75. On another it’s 6/25/73. And on another it’s 5/25/73. And yet another 6/25/75. Dude can’t keep track of his sperm or birthdays! And here’s a fun fact. There are initials on the birth certificates by the name of the local registrar, Jonathan E. Fielding MD. The initials are E.L. (we’re not sure what that means). But here’s the thing. On the first four certificates, you can clearly make out the E and the L. Then, it’s clear that whoever signed gets lazier and lazier until the letters become virtually illegible. Having 8 babies is hard on everyone.
OMG! How shady is that dad’s birthdate thing? I don’t believe that the father has been found yet (give it time) so we’re not sure just how old he is. It’s so weird that this whole matter keeps getting more and more bizarre. The birth certificates of her previous 6 children, all a matter of public record, can be downloaded from TMZ‘s site HERE in case any of y’all are interested in checking them out. These octuplet babies have been come a pop culture sensation … I’m sure we’ll be hearing about them for some time to come. I suspect they’ll be hitting the road on tour sometime very soon … Mama Suleman has gotta make some money somehow.
Boys will be boys
While Angelina Jolie is hangin’ with her daughters in NYC this week, her pseduohubby Brad Pitt has jetted off with his sons to Las Vegas, NV to enjoy a little male bonding time away from the female Jolie-Pitts. Here is a pic of Brad and his middle son Pax Thien in Sin City and some deets on what the guys have been doing in town:
Just days before the Academy Awards, Best Actor nominee Brad Pitt enjoyed a boys’ getaway to Las Vegas – with his sons Maddox and Pax. The guys of the Jolie-Pitt clan (minus 7-month old Knox), were spotted at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Wednesday evening.
The boys’ trip comes as Angelina Jolie is spending time with the girls of the family in New York. Jolie was spotted with daughters, Zahara, 4, and Shiloh, 2, shopping at one of their favorite spots in the Big Apple – Lee’s Art Shop – on Wednesday. The day before, Jolie, who is scheduled to begin filming the movie SALT next month, began prep work, looking at costumes and visiting an apartment building that will serve as a production location. Jolie and Pitt are expected to reunite in time to attend the Oscars this Sunday in Los Angeles. Pitt is up for Best Actor for his role in The Curious Case of Bejamin Button. Jolie is nominated for Best Actress for The Changeling.
How cute that Ange & the girls and Brad & the boys can split up and enjoy some vacay time apart. While I think it’s really cute that Brad and the boys are tearing up Las Vegas together, I really love the idea of Angelina and the girls hanging out in NYC. The Jolie-Pitt kids are still small enough that everything that they do is really cute. I just can’t help but wonder what they all will be like once they grow into teenagers and adults. You know that at least one of them is going to be the diva (prolly Zahara) and one is going to be the goody-goody (prolly Maddox) and one is going to be the fashionista darling (Shiloh) and the wild child (Pax). It remains to be seen what roles Vivienne and Knox will take on as they grow (humanitarian and rock star?) but I’m sure we’ll be able to get a better handle on their little personalities as they get a little bigger. We prolly won’t see the family all together until until they meet up here in SoCal for the Academy Awards this Sunday. For now, it’s fun to know that they are all enjoying themselves on these fun trips.
[Photo credit: National Photo Group; Source]
Confesses that he "looks up" to Miley Cyrus
Justin Gaston, 20-year old underwear model and reported manfriend of 16-year old Miley Cyrus, is featured in the new issue of VMan magazine. In a brief interview with the mag, Gaston refrains from talking specifics concerning the nature of his relationship with the much younger Cyrus but he does admit that he admires the lass … for the mere fact that she has more experience than he does … er, in showbiz. HMMM. Additionally, Justin Gaston features in two photos within the pages of the new issue of VMan, both of which prominently display his bulging crotch … like this:
Justin Gaston, best known for his starring role as Miley Cyrus’ 20-year-old “Bust It Baby,” is one of the fashionistos fondling his privates for the Spring 2009 issue of VMAN Magazine. The former underwear model has yet to publicly clarify his relationship status with the Disney star, but he does praise the teen’s influential role in his life during his chat with the style mag: “I look up to her,” Justin says. “It’s nice to have someone there who already knows what’s going on. It helps you plan your next steps.” In layman’s terms: “I’m totally doing it with her!”
MMM HMMM. I’m not sure how much exaggeration or padding is going on here … if any at all … but I must admit there is some appeal to a photo like this. Now, I personally think the relationship between Miley and Justin goes one of two ways. Either the pair are totally celibate and, like good Christian children, are saving themselves for marriage (or possibly JG is trying to pull off a Rock Hudson and is using Miley for cover?) OR they are doing it like jackrabbits. I must confess that the second notion only grosses me out ENTIRELY but, then again, would YOU be able to have access to this bod and NOT partake? Yeah, thought so. After the jump, check out the second photo of Justin Gaston in VMan magazine — you don’t want to miss seeing his excited crotch grab now, do you? More »
"I think the Bone Thugs & K-Fed collaboration is a match made in heaven"
Sorry news from the world of Hip Hop … Kevin Federline, former husband and current leech of Britney Spears, is working on a new rap album to unleash upon the world — and, this time, he’s getting help from some pretty serious masters of the game. What a cruel, cruel world we live in, y’all. Not only do we have to contend with some more PopoZão bullshizz from the wannabe rapper but we have to deal with the fact that K-Fed has enlisted Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to help him with his album. This is truly a sign that the gods must hate music:
Kevin Federline is set to team up with hip-hop musical act Bone Thugs-N-Harmony for his upcoming studio album. In regard of the collaboration, one of the group’s members Layzie Bone says, “As Bone Thugs N Harmony with a brand new platform, we’re coming to show everybody what type of real hitmakers we are.” Layzie further notes, “We’re gonna make a multi-platinum album and party with the paparazzi. We coming to prove y’all wrong TMZ! Kevin Federline is gonna be platinum when Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is done with him.” Kevin meanwhile says to “appreciate these guys coming and looking at this project for what it is.” Music producer LT Hutton, the same man who made music for Tupac Shakur’s 2006 record “Pac’s Life”, says that Kevin and Bone Thugs are right now working on a song called “Paparazzi Music.” The track will be “a soundtrack for when you’re chasing people down” when it is finished, so he claims. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have been rumored to work