Scarlett Johansson is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Glamour magazine. She is joined inside the mag with her BFF and singing partner Pete Yorn with whom she just released a new album called Break Up. Here is Scarlett‘s Glamour coverphoto and some excerpts from her coverstory interview:
At 25, Scarlett Johansson has a hot career, an even hotter husband (Ryan Reynolds) and a brand-new album with pal Pete Yorn (seen here). We adore her, and you will too—listen in as she talks marriage, work and body image with Amy Larocca.
GLAMOUR: Your album’s fantastic! How was it to work with Pete Yorn? Scarlett Johansson: I’ve known him for a while. I’ve worked with both of his brothers, who are in the entertainment industry. One day Pete texted me out of the blue saying, “Hey, do you want to record an album?” I was like, Whoa, that’s a weird message. But I said, “Sure—why not?”
GLAMOUR: How’d he know you sing? SJ: He didn’t!
GLAMOUR: He just thought you would be good? SJ: He said he had some weird fever dream—and had this idea that we should do a duets album…. When I started singing along to the songs he was playing me, he said, “I’m really happy that you can sing!” [Laughs.]
GLAMOUR: So would you like to do musical theater? SJ: I would love to work on Broadway, but I don’t know that it would manifest itself in musical theater…. I have terrible stage fright that I’d have to get over.
GLAMOUR: Really? SJ: Crippling. Not as a kid. It came on when I was a teenager, and I think it somehow sticks with you.
GLAMOUR: You’ve really grown up in front of the camera, but you didn’t seem to have an awkward phase. SJ: I was pretty awkward in The Horse Whisperer. I watch it now, and it’s painful. Did I go through a phase where I had cystic acne and greasy hair? No. But I certainly had an awkward phase.
GLAMOUR: I don’t necessarily mean the cystic acne. I just mean the “I don’t know how to be in my own skin” phase. SJ: I never had that. I think that’s because I was an actor, and you have to be comfortable in your body.
GLAMOUR: I read your piece [about body image and Hollywood] on The Huffington Post recently. Tell me what inspired you to write it. SJ: I was training for Iron Man 2, which was a lot of work, full-on. I wanted to do a lot of my stunts and to be believable as this superspy, so I started getting fit and eating well and feeling really good. But then there was this rumor mill cranking out stories that I had lost 14 pounds—I could never lose 14 pounds—and was on some miracle diet. I just thought it was ridiculous. I was working my ass off, but I was doing it on my own terms and certainly through no miracle diet. I don’t want to get caught up in that s—t…. I hate seeing these ridiculous articles where [tabloids] guess someone’s weight. But they approach it as fact! I’m sick of it as a woman—not just as a person on the other side of it. As a reader. I got fed up.
GLAMOUR: How do you keep sane about the whole weight thing? SJ: I want to look good, obviously. I don’t want to look at the screen and go, Oh, my skin looks terrible, or, I look exhausted. That’s why I take care of myself when I work…. But I don’t feel the obligation to be a specific weight. I don’t feel like I have to fit into a body that’s not my body. I have the body I have and I try to maintain it.
GLAMOUR: A lot of actors aren’t able to [have that attitude]. SJ: If you open up a magazine and there’s a photograph of you with a giant red circle around your thigh, like, look at this cellulite, any person—I don’t care what you do—would be mortified. It’s no wonder people get crazy about it.
Scarlett‘s Glamour interview continues HERE and pretty much covers the same sort of material. I always find her more interesting to look at than to listen to … and I deffo find her husband Ryan Reynolds much more interesting to look at than her so … yeah. After the jump, check out some of the photos from Scarlett and Pete‘s photospread … More »
Former Hills star Jason Wahler has been jailed after being booked on an assault and minor drinking charge, RadarOnline.com has confirmed. Wahler, 22, who used to date his co-star Lauren Conrad, was booked in Seattle on September 25, 2009 at 12: 05 PM before being transferred to Yakima County Jail four days later. A Seattle court official told RadarOnline.com: “He will serve 120 days in jail but could get out after 80 days for good behavior.” A spokesman from Yakima County Jail said the troubled actor was inside their facility after he was sentenced by a judge. Earlier this year Wahler called off his engagement to tennis player and socialite Katja Sadowski.
I mean … I don’t even know what to say at this point. Once you’ve been arrested and/or jailed about half a dozen times by the age of 22, I think it’s safe to assume that you’re kind of a lost cause. It really sounds like booze is destroying this young man’s life … which is just too sad for words. I hope Wahler gets his shizz straight soon. Sad.
Thus far, only Ed‘s Arena Homme + coverphoto has made its way to the Internets … but one hopes that the rest of the photospread will be just as shirtless and hairy. Altho it’s only one photo, I think it gives us something to look forward to … yes?
Like an Applebee’s dinner entree, The CW’s Melrose Place reboot is dripping with cheese, not to mention guilt-inducingly addictive. And while I’d rank the show’s breakout character, Katie Cassidy’s Ella Simms, as prime-time’s reigning head-bitch-in-heels — last night’s “Don’t flatter yourself, David: I always have a good time” was a howl-and-repeat zinger — I’m pretty stoked that Heather Locklear’s Amanda Woodward will soon be in the mix to stir up trouble and (hopefully) boost ratings. After all, Ella-vs.Amanda > Ella-vs.Snoozy-Jane, no? To that end, Locklear was back on the set of Melrose — and back in Amanda’s signature short skirt — for her first day of shooting yesterday, as the accompanying photos prove. Locklear is scheduled to make the first of her multiple appearances starting with the show’s Nov. 17 episode, and I’m curious, if her presence will make you more likely to watch Melrose?
OMGOMGOMG … see, I already love the new Melrose Place so the addition of Amanda Woodward is just TOO MUCH. I LOVED her bitchtastic character on the show the first time around, I can’t wait to see her back in action on the new version of MP. The only thing that could make Amanda‘s return to Melrose even better would be if Allison Parker (played by Courtney Thorne-Smith) came back as well so that she could lie down in front of the Melrose Place apartment complex so Amanda can wipe her razor sharp stiletto shoes on Allison‘s prostrate body as she makes her grand entrance on the show. Can someone make that happen, please?
Yesterday was another fun day here in very sunny San Francisco, CA. Early in the afternoon while running some errands at Walgreen’s, I was able to meet Pink reader Nicole and her friend in the beauty aisle (natch). Nicole is visiting SF from Australia and we took this cute pic:
Please don’t mind the Lee’s Press-On Nails behind us ;) Isn’t she a cutie? She was very lovely to meet and I’m so happy she sent in our photo :)
David and I met up with our friend Molly and her friend Becky (who write for Pop Sugar and Buzz Sugar, respectively) for drinks at the Clock Bar in Union Square, which was lots of fun … especially as the drinks kept comin’ and comin’. David, Aram and I finally decided to venture out to see a movie (since we’ve been talking about it for the last 3 days) and decided to see Pandorum:
Honestly, the movie wasn’t that great … but the story premise was pretty good and we were entertained for about an hour and a half so it was deffo worth seeing. Cam Giganet is in the film but not enough. Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster were pretty good in their roles … but the movie isn’t very strong. I found the ending very satisfying so all in all, I enjoyed it.
Tonight is the big night. David and I are going to be at Kylie Minogue‘s FIRST concert performance of her FIRST North American Tour ever … I’m sooooooo excited. I did see her perform in London at the O2 Arena last year but being able to see her in such an intimate setting here in the States is a long-held dream of mine … I cannot wait!! I’ll do my best to tweet from the show and bring as many photos as I can tomorrow. Woot!!
T-Pain is 25, Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, Party of Five) is 27, Monica Bellucci is 45, Fran Drescher is 52 and Cissy Houston is 76 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
It turns out that RBW will feature a bit of Where the Wild Roses Grow in the middle of the performance … OMG, I’m DYING!! Those of you who wish to remain unspoiled prolly don’t want to watch this 2 minute long clip. The rest of you who are curious or simply have no self-control (like me) can watch the clip in full after the jump … More »
Alyson Hannigan, who’s CBS TV series How I Met Your Mother just aired its season premiere ep, paid a visit to The Late Show with David Letterman last night to promote the show and talked to Dave about things as varied as her daughter Satyana‘s first flight to a funny story about her mother’s injuries from a car accident many years ago. Here are a couple photos of Aly lookin’ all glammy as she made her way into the taping of The Late Show last night:
As soon as Aly mentioned her darling daughter Satyana, Dave shared a new previously unseen photo of the little doll:
OY!! Ain’t she the cutest?? Love that little girl … and her mommy. Alyson‘s segment on the show last night was very short but, in fine Aly style, was very funny and cute. After the jump, check out video of Aly‘s interview with David Letterman last night … More »
After a rocky three-year relationship, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have called it quits, Us Weekly reports in its latest issue (on newsstands now). A mutual pal of the pair tells Us Weekly that Timberlake, 28, has told friends, “it’s over,” and that he ended it for good — over the phone. “It was about a month ago,” the pal says. While he was in NYC in September to show his William Rast clothing line at Fashion Week, “Justin was clearly on the hunt,” the pal tells Us Weekly. At a club September 9, he dirty-danced with a tall blonde in a short black dress. At one point, she turned to her friend and mouthed, ‘Oh, my God!’ It was reminiscent of Timberlake’s guys’ night out in June when he was allegedly spotted kissing a girl at NYC hot spot Avenue. Fellow clubgoer Lindsay Lohan Twittered that night, “So dark — where’s jb cheater?” She later claimed her account had been “hacked,” though another source tells Us she panicked after Timberlake “told all his people” to ban Lindsay and make her life miserable.” Meanwhile, Biel, 27, is in “severe denial and won’t accept” the split, their mutual pal tells Us Weekly. Another source says, “There’s no way of knowing if it’s a firm breakup, because with them it’s so hot and cold.”
Yeah … I’d take this news with a huge grain of salt. I love that Us Weekly threw in a qualifier at the end that “there’s no way of knowing if it’s a firm breakup” which is their way of covering their asses should the couple A.) be seen together in the future or B.) issue a statement that they never broke up in the first place. But, again, 3 years is a long time and I can absolutely believe that this relationship has run its course. I believe it took about 3 years for JT to tire of Cameron Diaz before he took up with Jessica. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see what Justica have to say (either as a couple or individually) on the matter but we should know very soon if this breakup report has any weight to it. What do y’all think … are they dunzo or not?
Lindsay Lohan‘s leggings line, 6126, has a PR Twitter account to promote the brand and sent out a tweet giving us our first look at the new Spring ad campaign for the line … here is the behind the scenes photo and tweet message that was posted late yesterday:
Lindsay shot the 6126 spring campaign with Markus Klinko & Indrani in NY during fashion week… just tweeted a behind scenes pix
I know it’s horrrrrrrible but I don’t hate the neon lime top … but the leggings are just terrible. I’m not sure who her target audience is but if it’s strippers, I don’t think they’re gonna pay premium prices for leggings with holes in them when they can just cut them up themselves. The whole look of this photo (and presumably the 6126 Spring ad campaign) looks an awful lot like the look that Samantha Jones will be rocking in Sex and the City 2. Ugh. This is a world of no. I mean, would YOU wear any of this?
DILF daddy Ryan Phillippe was spotted with his son/mini-clone Deacon Reese in Beverly Hills, CA yesterday as the pair made their way out of a medical center where Ryan presumably took Deacon for a check-up with the family doctor (you will note that Deacon is carrying a couple of lollipops, a sure sign that he was a good boy for the doctor). Wearing almost matching outfits, father and son looked too cute for words as they made their way to their waiting car:
We haven’t seen much of Ryan with his kids this summer … but we have seen Ryan from time to time over the past few months running errands, running around shirtless, just running around. It’s always so nice to see Ryan out with his kiddies … the sight of him with Deacon is just to die for cute. Don’t they make an adorable pair?
I understand hordes of Mariah‘s fans, or lambs as they like to be called, packed the aisles at Macy’s to get a glimpse of the diva. Coincidentally (or intentionally), this in-store appearance was also timed with the release of Mimi‘s new album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel which hit stores yesterday. Yes, yesterday was a big day for Mariah retail … did any of y’all buy either of her new wares available for sale yesterday?
Now that Britney Spears has completed the second North American leg of her tour The Circus starring Britney Spears and she has a few weeks to go until she takes her show down under to Australia in November, it seems that Brit has a lot of time to go shopping … particularly at Target. Now, don’t get me wrong, Target is one of my fave stores … and clearly it’s one of Brit Brit‘s as well. On a shopping excursion to her nearest Target store yesterday, Britney picked up a new cd by the late Michael Jackson … she was so excited to have it, she couldn’t even wait until she bought it to tear into the packaging:
This kind of behavior is normal in grocery stores … you intend to buy a bundle of grapes so you eat some of them while walking around the store, for example. I’ve never felt the need to open up a compact disc while I was still in the store (particularly because you cannot listen to the disc once you get it open) but I suppose it makes sense in Britney‘s world. I expect we’ll be seeing our dear Britney out and about in the coming weeks now that she’s relatively settled down in LA again … I wonder where she’ll pop up next.
Yeah, I dunno about you but the sight of Tom Cruise wielding a weapon like this scares the hell out of me. The fact that he regularly hones his skills to remain a sharpshooter is terrifying … and the most likely reason that Katie Holmes hasn’t packed up her robot baby and made a run for it. I totally get that this gun practice is necessary for the role in his new movie but … Tom Cruise + handgun = EEP!!
As you can see, Angelina purchased a little suction cup dart gun for her little man and kinda looks pregs in this dress. I’m pretty sure she’s not pregs but, well, the outfit does look suspicious. In the end, tho, it’s just Angelina and Maddox … just like it’s been from the start. These two go way back … it’s nice to see them out and about enjoying some alone time together.
Hurrah!! At long last, Kylie Minogue as landed in the US to begin preparations for her first ever North American Tour which kicks off in Oakland, CA tomorrow night. Kylie has devoted the official blog on her official site to her North American Tour and has posted a new behind-the-scenes video of Day 1 of the production rehearsals for the tour … here are a few screencaps:
Oh yes, Kylie knows her target audience very well. The vid clip gives a tiny peek of what’s in store when her tour kicks off tomorrow … AND I COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED!!!!! After the jump, check out the video in full and see for yourselves — it’s OK, it’s not at all spoilery … More »
David and I are keeping things real chill on our visit to San Francisco, CA. We spent most of yesterday working and then ventured out with David’s brother Aram for dinner and a bit of shopping. I’m trying to find the perfect thing to wear to the Kylie Minogue concert tomorrow night and thus far … no luck. But we did come up on these very cool life-size costumes from the various Batman movies:
It’s coooooold here in SF at night so I had to pick up a hoodie (to add to the countless hoodies I already have in my closet … back home). We talked about seeing a movie but ended up going out for coffee and then TV-watchin’. It’s just really nice being able to spend time with Aram so it’s been a great visit thus far.
David and I are gonna try to meet up with your friend Molly tonight and then have a romantic dinner just the two of us … should be fun.
Here are a few new posters for The Twilight Saga: New Moon which, IMHO, are the best of the promo photos to be released thus far. In each of the 3 new posters, an integral group featured in the saga is represented … and, to be honest, they all look very cool. First up, here is the poster that features the Cullen family:
Okay, the poster is a bit cheesy but I love the Harlequin Romanceness of Bella Swan‘s windswept hair … and Jasper Cullen‘s crazy eye is awesome ;) After the jump, check out the posters that feature the Volturi vamps (ie. the bad guys) and the poster featuring the Werewolves … More »
US singer Janet Jackson lent her star power to a gala charity in Milan that raised more than a million dollars for AIDS research, organisers said. “This battle needs all of us to be brave warriors,” Jackson said during a brief appearance at the Monday evening dinner and dance organised by the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). The evening’s biggest sale was a Dsquared jacket signed by Janet Jackson and other celebrities, snapped up by Diesel designer Renzo Rossof for 36,000 euros (53,000 dollars). Earlier a pair of handmade boots decorated with some 3,000 stones, made for Michael Jackson but never worn by the late king of pop, went for 10,000 euros. He died June 25 aged 50.
Janet Jackson is a real trooper … it’s very commendable for her to lend her name to such an important cause. She’s had a difficult year and I’m sure her work has kept her grounded but it’s really amazing that she also is making time to do much needed charity work as well. Keep up the amazing work, Janet!!
Head for les hills, Lindsay Lohan and her entourage (which includes her younger sister Aliana Ali Lohan, BFF Patrick Aufdenkamp, a few new unnamed hangers-on and various members of her security detail) have made their way to Paris, France to partake of all that the City of Lights has to offer … here is Lindsay and a couple of her peeps roaming the streets of Paris earlier today:
To her credit, she is lookin’ much better than she has been lookin’ in the past few weeks. I understand she enjoyed a lovely and drama-free visit to Singapore for a festival over the weekend and it looks like she is fresh-faced and ready to enjoy Paris. One hopes that she will keep her partying to a minimum because I much prefer seeing photos of Lindsay lookin’ put together rather than bedraggled and falling out of nightclubs. Take heed, Parisians … L. Lo is in your town now. Watch out!!
DJ AM died accidentally from a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs and cocaine, the medical examiner’s office ruled Tuesday. The toxicology report showed the 36-year-old had in his system cocaine, OxyContin, Hydrocodone or Vicodin, antianxiety drugs Xanax and Ativan, Klonopin which also controls anger, Benadryl, and Levamisole, a drug apparently used to cut cocaine. The cause of death was acute intoxication due to the combined effects the drugs, the medical examiner’s office said. The dosage of each drug was not released. The celebrity, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, had openly discussed past addictions to crack cocaine, Ecstasy and other drugs. He was found Aug. 28 in his apartment in New York City’s trendy SoHo neighborhood after a friend called 911. Paramedics had to break down the door before they found him, shirtless and wearing sweat pants, in his bed around 5:20 p.m. Six pills were found in his stomach and a pill in his throat when he was found dead in his apartment. The pill in his throat appeared to be OxyContin. A crack pipe and prescription pill bottles were discovered there.
While I’m not trying to sound harsh or cruel, I guess I’m having a hard time understanding how someone who takes so many drugs in a relatively short period of time and then dies from their effects is considered an “accident”. Sure, the intent was not to kill one’s self but if someone actively drinks a can of gasoline and doesn’t want to die but does die, is that an accident, too? Semantics aside, AM‘s untimely death is a true tragedy and I hope that he is finally at peace wherever he may be. It’s clear he was suffering in the grips of addiction and sadness … it’s just a shame that he had to pay with his life in the sad end :(
He may have one of the most recognisable faces on the planet but young Alex Burke was determined to check that Prince Harry was the real deal. Looking puzzled as he met the third in line to the throne at a charity awards ceremony this evening, the six-year-old said: ‘Are you sure you are Prince Harry? Where’s your crown?’, before asking for good measure: ‘So you’re not William then?’ Fortunately, Harry, 25, took it all in his stride as he scooped Alex up into his arms. ‘I’m sorry, you’ll have to put up with me!’ he spluttered. The prince, who was on a day off from training to be an army helicopter pilot, was at the WellChild Children’s Health Awards in London, which recognises the courage of youngsters coping with serious illness. Alex, from Manchester, has Neurofibromatosis Type 1, a genetic condition which causes non cancerous tumours to grow on the nerves in his body prompting a host of painful health problems. The lively youngster takes his condition in his stride, however, and was full of beans as he accepted his award from Harry yesterday – celebrating by blowing bubbles in the prince’s face. His mother, Sarah, 26, a full-time carer, said; ‘The only kind of princes that Alex knows about are the ones in stories who wear cloaks and crowns. ‘I have been showing him pictures of Harry and his brother, trying to explain who they are but he couldn’t understand why he wasn’t wearing his crown. I just told him that he wasn’t allowed to take it out with him.’ Among the other award winners was Lucy Tutton, eight, named the most caring child in the country for helping with her poorly sister, Sophie, five, who suffers from Rett Syndrome, a severe neurological disorder. Lucy, from Bristol, screamed with excitement and gave Harry a flower made out of balloons. Afterwards she said; ‘Oh wow – I felt like a princess.’ Harry got a fit of the giggles himself when he was presented with a framed picture of his elder brother by another brave young guest, saying: ‘Oh no, look who it is!’ He was given the photograph by Harrison Holmes, eight, from Barrow-in-Furness, who suffers from chronic lung disease and met William earlier this year on a trip with WellChild to the Lake District. The chatty youngster bowed as he handed his prized posession over to Harry and made him promise to give it to William. Harrison told him that William, who he calls his ‘Prince of Cuddles’, had promised to come to his house. ‘Oh, he is so sweet,’ said Harry, ‘I will definitely remind him of his promise.’ And the prince liked the balloons so much he took them home…
What an amazing awards ceremony. I love that these brave children were allowed a night in the spotlight so that they could be honored for having to endure their serious illnesses. That a member of the royal family would be on hand to do the honors of giving out the awards to these brave children is very impressive. As we are well aware, Prince Harry is no saint … but he deffo has his heart in the right place and I wholeheartedly commend him for his tireless charity work. Much congrats goes out to all the award recipients last night … here’s hoping for speedy recoveries!!
Longtime fans of the #1 daytime drama, The Young and the Restless, have a big adjustment to get used to in the coming weeks on the series. According to a new report, Y&R head character honcho Victor Newman (played for 30+ years by actor Eric Braeden) is being written off the show. Braden refused to take a pay cut from the show (which was asked of all the actors on the soap to keep things afloat) and was informed that he would be written out of the show. Does this sound familiar, Y&R fans? Melody Thomas Scott (who plays NikkiReed-Foster-Bancroft-DiSalvo-Newman-Abbott-Landers-Chow on the series), who’s been on the show almost as long as Braeden has, tried to pull the same stunt earlier this year … and she was written out of the show, too:
Stop the presses! Emmy winner Eric Braeden has been written out as the iconic Victor Newman on Y&R. The actor has already taped his last scenes. Reportedly, Victor and Nikki go on vacation. For the past few weeks, Braeden has been involved in intense negotiations. While his contract is up at the end of 2010, Y&R has been asking actors to take pay cuts when their 13-week cycles expire. Actors like Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), who this past summer was written out after she balked over the same issue, are furious; not over the fact that they are being asked to take pay cuts but that they are being expected to re-negotiate their contracts during their 13-week cycles. It is important to note that they are willing to take pay cuts but at the end of their contracts. “Everyone knows they have to take a slash in pay,” says an insider. “That isn’t the issue — the issue is that their current contract isn’t being respected. Once you open up a contract during a cycle, the original contract is null and void and you must start over from scratch. Eric thinks he should be paid his current salary until next year. The same thing happened to MTS. Her contract wasn’t up this summer — her cycle was.” As previously reported, Y&R is currently transitioning Adam Newman to inherit his father’s complex history. Additionally, the sudser has announced it’s casting a new millionaire bad guy named Tucker with a big name to cover their bases. “The casting call is not a scare tactic,” says an executive. “Tucker is a real role.” During Braeden’s last tape date, the actor gave a speech to the cast saying he may not come back and thanked the cast and crew for decades of memories. “He said he wasn’t sure if he’d ever be back, and thanked everyone for their hard work,” says one co-star. “He got emotional towards the end. After his speech, there was dead silence. We were all stunned,” says another witness. If you’re a fan of The Mustache, Soapgeist suggests you start writing into CBS, Sony, and Y&R like yesterday.
To be honest, none of this is surprising. And, as a longtime fan of Y&R, I don’t mind it so much anymore. I was more upset when I learned that Thomas Scott (Nikki) was being written off the show but I’m not so broken up about Braeden‘s departure. I understand that Braeden the actor is almost as pig-headed, stubborn and uncompromising as his Victor Newman character is. Not only is he a horrid actor but he really doesn’t bring anything new to the show. I don’t understand how it seems more desirable to say no to a pay cut and get written off the show. The fact that neither character (Nikki or Victor) is being killed off is a good sign for them … should they wise up, they can come back. Should they not wise up, the actors can be (shudder) replaced when those characters eventually return to the show. While it’s true that losing these characters would be a big change for fans of the series … I personally would be fine with the changes. I would rather lose a couple of characters than risk losing the whole show because their selfish paid contract demands were being met. Any Y&R fans out there? What do y’all think?
1, 2, 3
Not only you and me
Got one eighty degrees
And I’m caught in between
1, 2, 3
Peter, Paul & Mary
Gettin’ down with 3P
Everybody loves ***
Babe, pick a night
To come out and play
If it’s alright
What do you say?
Merrier the more
Triple fun that way
Twister on the floor
What do you say?
Are – you in
Livin’ in sin is the new thing (yeah)
Are – you in
I am countin’!
1, 2, 3
Not only you and me
Got one eighty degrees
And I’m caught in between
1, 2, 3
Peter, Paul & Mary
Gettin’ down with 3P
Everybody loves ***
Three is a charm
Two is not the same
I don’t see the harm
So are you game?
Lets’ make a team
Make ‘em say my name
Lovin’ the extreme
Now are you game?
Are – you in
Livin’ in sin is the new thing
Are – you in
I am countin’!
1, 2, 3
Not only you and me
Got one eighty degrees
And I’m caught in between
1, 2, 3
Peter, Paul & Mary
Gettin’ down with 3P
Everybody loves ***
What we do is innocent
Just for fun and nothin’ meant
If you don’t like the company
Let’s just do it you and me
You and me…
- On the floor!
HMMM … but what does it sound like? It is upbeat as I hoped, has a bit of a electro feel to it … sounds like it came from the recording sessions for her last album Circus rather than her previous recording sessions. After all, pretty much all of the unreleased demos from Blackout were leaked to the Internets and this song was not among them. After the jump, listen to 3 in full and judge the song for yourselves … More »
Here are a few really cute pics of Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness taking their young’ns, Oscar Maximillian and Ava Eliot, to a pumpkin patch at Silverman’s Animal Farm in Easton, CT this weekend to enjoy some autumnal fun … behold:
Aren’t they just the perfect picture of happy family bliss? While I am none too pleased that the Fall season has come upon us so quickly, I’m glad to see that some folks are able to enjoy it. I’m quite happy with the heat that we still have in SoCal and look forward to many more weeks of soaring temps. But, these photos of the Jackmans enjoying a day at the pumpkin patch does paint a very nice picture of the season. It looks like everyone is having a lot of fun … especially Hugh with his two pink ponies ;)
Nicole Richie, who just gave birth a couple of weeks ago, decided to take her little sister Sophia and her loverkins Joel Madden to see a Selena Gomez concert over the weekend. Little Sophia was unfortunately hobbling around on crutches but Nicole, who just gave birth mind you, was lookin’ totally faboo! Here are some photos:
I’m sure it’s totally normal for women to give birth and then carry on with their normal routines but … HELLO, Nicole looks great! Her baby bump is long gone … she looks fab. While I would love to see photos of little Sparrow James Midnight (hopefully sometime soon), it’s really great seeing Nicole just out and about as if she didn’t just give birth! You go girl, you look great!!
Okay, so we don’t get X-Factor here in the US so I’m not entirely sure how the show works but … apparently Dannii Minogue, as one of the judges, gets to pick 3 contestants to compete for the big prize and her contestants will go up against the 3 pics of the other judges. In order to help make her selection, it is being reported that Dannii enlisted the help of her big sister Kylie Minogue to help make the decision. Here are pics of Dannii and Kylie looking AMAZING in Dubai recently and the deets of all this X-Factor drama:
With seven number one hits, who better to help little sister Dannii win this year’s X Factor than Kylie Minogue? Dannii has vowed to beat rival judge Cheryl Cole by hiring Kylie – one of the world’s best-selling pop stars – to help her pick her three acts for the final. A source said: ‘Dannii realised once again that it’s a competition between the judges as much as it is between the competitors. ‘She knows she’s going to need the best team behind her.’ The source added: ‘Dannii knows that Cheryl is still managing to win the battle for the public. She realised it was time to bring in her sister to help change things around a bit.’ The sisters were filmed in a suite at the five-star Atlantis Palm hotel in Dubai, where rooms start at £1,000 a night. Kylie, 41, wears an emerald green off-the-shoulder dress while Dannii, 37, wears a floor-length patterned gown. The last 12 acts – three for each judge – will be revealed at the end of next Sunday’s show before the live rounds begin next month. A source told the Mirror: ‘The girls had a blast in Dubai. Dannii is a professional and takes her job as a judge very seriously. ‘But it was lovely for her to be able to take her sister with her to go through the decision-making process. Between them the girls have nearly 40 years experience in the music industry so who better to spot the stars of tomorrow?’ According to the Daily Star Sunday, Dannii claims she was made to feel like an outsider on last year’s X Factor. Dannii broke down in tears on one of the live shows when Louis Walsh accused her of stealing on of her song choices. The newspaper reveals that Dannii is once again reduced to tears on tonight’s Boot Camp show when her fellow judges decide to throw out one of her favourite artists.
Ummm … yeah … I still don’t know what the heck is going on over on X-Factor … all I know is that I love seeing the Minogue sisters together. It’s a shame that Dannii is all bizzy with this X-Factor biz in the UK cuz she’s gonna miss out on Kylie‘s North American Tour debut this week here in Oakland, CA. I was hoping Dannii would be able to sneak over here to see Kylie‘s shows but I understand she cannot break away. In any event, Dannii will be workin’ hard on X-Factor and Kylie will be workin’ hard touring the US (well, some of the US). Gotta love those Minogues :)
Madonna is preparing to marry her toyboy lover Jesus Luz, according to reports. The 51-year-old singer is lining up to defy critics of her nine-month relationship with the young Brazilian model and make him the next Mr Madonna before the end of the year. The extraordinary claim came from a biographer of Madonna’s, Randy Taraborrelli, writing in Hello! magazine today. Taraborrelli tells how Madonna speaks openly about her love for Luz, who is 22. She reportedly said of Luz: ‘He’s so sweet. He checks in with me all the time. I probably should do the same, but you know me. I think he gets it now that I’m a little – shall we say –self-involved.’ Taraborrelli writes: ‘The pop queen has been dating Jesus since January and it is thought the pair may marry before the end of the year. Madonna is crazy about Jesus and has been telling close friends and family that “I could definitely see myself marrying him. Yes, it’s definitely on the table”.’ Taraborrelli adds: ‘The pop star is said to want yet another lavish ceremony. “She knows that’s what Jesus wants,” said one of her relatives. “She has a lot of wonderful memories of both of her weddings. She doesn’t want to slip off and do it quietly. She definitely wants a big and rather fantastic affair”.’ Taraborrelli also quotes a friend who says: ‘He respects her, that’s number one. He has learned so much from her. He’s amazed at how well-rounded she is, the way she juggles her career with her life as a mother, for instance. He understands that she’s self-involved, too.’ The friend adds: ‘Of course, the sex between them is scorching hot. To be candid, it’s what’s driving things.’ The pair started dating after kissing for a magazine photoshoot in Rio de Janeiro [last year]. Madonna’s two previous marriages – to actor Sean Penn and director Guy Ritchie – both ended in acrimonious divorces.
Again, I find this contention that Madonna & Child are planning to wed dubious at best. After all, back in May Maddy denied that she and Jesus were in any official relationship … I cannot believe that she would be so stupid as to get married one year after getting divorced. But, again as I mentioned above, anything is possible. I guess we should be watching Jesus‘s new My Space profile for news should the couple run off and get hitched! What do ya’ll think … will they marry or is Randy Taraborrelli a needy moron hungry for attention?
Claire Danes and British actor Hugh Dancy got married in a low-key wedding in France, Life & Style can report exclusively. The pair tied the knot earlier this month at a small ceremony attended by family and close friends, an insider tells Life & Style. Claire, 30, and Hugh, 34, met over two years ago on the set of Evening in Newport, R.I. The pair announced their engagement in February. “He’s such a cutie patootie,” Claire told BlackBook magazine for its September issue. “While relationships are work, this just didn’t feel like it. It’s the kind of work that feels energizing rather than enervating. I find it very freeing to know that, okay, it takes constant nurturing and attention, but I can also stop looking for the one.”
Yay!! We knew the couple were on the wedding track and considering how private they are in their everyday lives, news of this secret wedding in France comes as no surprise whatsoever. They make a very handsome couple and I wish them nothing but a long life of happiness and bliss. Congrats, Clancy!!
My flight up to San Francisco, CA yesterday was an absolute dream … it was quick, on time and without delay … no problemo at all. Unfortch, David had himself quite a stressful day dealing with our accommodations — which just turned out to be nightmare after nightmare. It was all sorted by the time I got here but I feel bad that he and his brother Aram had such a crappy day. We went out for a great dinner at the Daily Grill and then called it an early night. We watched TV in our suite and just had fun hangin’ out. Because our sweet suite only has one desk, I have to make do with a makeshift desk:
Hahahahaha!! But all in all, things are great here!! We don’t have any big plans for today, prolly gonna just walk the city after we finish work … I may pick up a new outfit to wear to the Kylie Minogue concert on Wednesday night … it’s just great being back in the bay area. It’s been far too long since we’ve been here … I’m really looking forward to our visit.
Get ready to rise and shine tomorrow, B fans! Britney’s new single “3″ will premiere on NYC’s Z100 radio station tomorrow morning. If you miss it, you can listen to a clip of the smokin’ hot track by calling The B Line at (310) 341-4438. Also be on the lookout for a “3” music video, starring the one and only Ms. Spears. Oh, and yes, that is the official “3″ artwork. I dunno know about you, but I’M SO EXCITED!!! xx?
Woot!! New Britney Spears music!! Are y’all ready?? I hope the song is a club-jammer cuz I’m really expecting a big, upbeat dance track. Max Martin, the writer of 3 and many of Britney‘s other big hit singles, usually brings the heat … I can’t wait to hear what 3 sounds like.
And speaking of Britney Spears: The Singles Collection, check out the tracklist for the disc after the jump … More »
Robert Pattinson, Twilight star and world-wide heartthrob du jour, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of AnOther Man magazine (the magazine that attempts to “speak to the ‘other’ man, a man not being catered to currently by fashion magazines”). Trying to pull off his best “James Dean“, R. Pattz looks and sounds moody in his new coverstory interview. Here is our first look at his AnOther Man coverphoto and a preview of his coverstory interview:
DazedDigital previews issue 9 of AnOther Man out on October 1, which features Robert Pattinson on the cover, shot by Hedi Slimane and styled by Nicola Formichetti. Dave Calhoun speak to the 23-year-old Twilight star about the pressures of fame and the craft of acting: “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life” … Here is an excerpt from the Robert Pattinson feature written by Dave Calhoun. Was Pattinson aware of the loyalty of fans of the Twilight books? It looks like the sort of obsessive fandom that can turn into anger and even hatred when an adaptation isn’t to their liking. Did he know what he was letting himself in for? “It’s strange because even though the figures show that the books were successful and sold millions of copies, you couldn’t even buy them in London. I tried a couple of bookshops and they weren’t available. Hardly anyone I knew had read them apart from one girl, a friend of my sister. I had no idea at all. I’d seen Kristen Stewart in Into the Wild and some of the director Catherine Hardwicke’s other films, and that’s all I thought it was, something really small.” His manner is very laid back. He doesn’t sound thrusting or ambitious, more like he’s just going with the flow and enjoying things. Is he going to harness his newfound fame and box-office appeal to approach the kind of filmmakers he wants to work with in the future? He’s not so sure. “Annoyingly, there are so few parts I feel I can add anything to, or that I want to do.” But he knows what he doesn’t need. “I don’t want to be an actor for the sake of it. I don’t find any particular pleasure in being an attention-seeker.”
I dunno if R. Pattz will really be able to craft a serious and successful acting career out of the Twilight movies but he will be insanely rich … so whether or not he achieves the critical acclaim that he say she wants, he’ll have a helluva lotta money to make up for it. He’ll also have his good looks to carry him thru — at least for a little while. After the jump, check out a couple more photos from Rob‘s AnOther Man photospread … More »
The much ballyhooed 5th season of The Hills, with Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County starlet Kristin Cavallari as the new protagonist, premieres on MTV tomorrow night and to promote the return of KC and The Hills, the show’s official site is offering up a whole slew of new promo pics for the 5th season. Here are a few of my faves which all feature the new HBIC Kristin Cavallari and her playthings on the show:
Pretty much everything has been said about Kristin‘s return to MTV so I won’t rehash any of that … I’m excited beyond belief to have her take over on The Hills and I can’t wait to watch all the crazy invented drama take place in the coming 5th season. KC looks great … she was meant to rule ;) Make sure y’all tune in tomorrow night at 10PM on MTV to watch my girl KC take her rightful place as queen of MTV.
Dozens of celebrities have been immortalized with wax replicas at Madame Tussauds, but how many people can boast a Lego miniature action figure? Well, Jake Gyllenhaal for one. In honor of Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Lego is releasing a set – including a mini-Jake figurine! – next year. The film will hit theaters May 28, 2010.
OMG … this is cute as hell. Little Lego Jake is about as cute as real life fleshy Jake is hot. This is absolutely a must own for me. Now that Reese Witherspoon has got her meat hooks into real Jake, I guess the rest of us will have to content ourselves with little Lego Jake … just make sure y’all play nice with him, tho … no naughty biz, ya hear?
Let’s be honest … the original Nightmare is just an untouchable classic film. There is no way any redux will ever be able to take its place or top it … so with that in mind, let’s just not expect the world from this remake. The trailer seems to have all the bases covered but … I dunno … it just doesn’t come close to the original film in my book. The new Freddie‘s voice in this redux is going to take some getting used to … I mean, I’m intrigued by this film but I’ve yet to be blown away. After the jump, check out the video trailer in full to see for yourselves … More »
You normally see Penn Badgley playing Dan Humphrey on Gossip Girl, sneaking smooches with Serena van der Woodsen. But come Friday, October 16, Penn will be Michael Harding in The Stepfather — and running away from mom’s skeevy new fiancé David, played by Nip/Tuck‘s Dylan Walsh.
Jesus Luz, model, sometimes DJ and Madonna‘s latest much younger toyboy, has launched his official My Space profile just a few weeks after launching his official Twitter profile. Apparently, being Madonna‘s plaything has inspired him to get on the social networking bandwagon so that he can share his good fortune with all of his “friends”. Here is one of Jesus‘s My Space profile pics, in the guise of DJ, welcoming you to his site:
And here is Jesus‘s latest tweet message to all of his followers: Em outubro no Brasil !!!
Yes, Mr. Luz tweets solely in Portuguese so I never know what the hell he’s talking about … his tweets usually come with twitpics of him DJing or with links to his DJ sets. Blah! I’m hoping he’ll start posting intimate photos with Madonna (well, not intimate intimate, I mean fun personal pics not explicit nasty pics) or something. Following his social networking sites thus far has been less than satisfying … here’s hoping Jesus steps up his game and starts sharing some good stuff. How many of y’all are planning to friend request him now?
Britney Spears ended the second leg of her North American tour, The Circus starring Britney Spears, at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV last night and by all accounts the entire tour (which took her to Europe earlier this year and will take her to Australia later this year) has been a smashing success. Before Brit Brit took to the state for one last time (here in the US), she loaded up her men (sons – Sean Preson and Jayden James, father – Jamie Spears and rumored paramour and agent – Jason Trawick) and made her way to the Sugar Factory boutique to load up on candy for her kiddies … here are a few pics:
Aww … such a cute family. I’m not sure if I totally believe the rumors that Jason and Britney aren’t together together … but I still contend they make a very nice family when they are all together. But, after the shopping excursion … it was time to get to work. After the jump, check out photos from Britney‘s final performance of The Circus starring Britney Spears in Las Vegas … More »
Speaking candidly to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in conversations that were recorded with the express purpose of sharing them with the public and publishing them in a book, Michael Jackson related extensive personal information. During 30 hours of conversation, they discussed the star’s childhood scars, the price of fame, his spirituality, married life, his love for his children, his demanding father, his thoughts about dying young, his deep fear of aging, racism, his closest friendships and much more. With Michael’s sudden and unfortunate death, Rabbi Shmuley was moved to fulfill his friend’s wish that his true self and heart be known to the public. Their talks are the foundation of “The Michael Jackson Tapes: A Tragic Icon Reveals His Soul in Intimate Conversation.”
Despite the fact that MJ makes clear in these recordings that he did want Rabbi Boteach to release these conversations, I still can’t help but feel it is still extremely exploitative:
Who is making the money from this book? That’s the question that stands out in my mind. Even still … I cannot help but be intrigued by these conversations that Boteach had with MJ. After the jump, check out video from Dateline to hear some of the MJ recordings for yourselves — they are insanely enlightening … More »
Last night I met up with Josh for dinner and great conversation. He wasn’t able to go with the bunch of us who went to Six Flags Magic Mountain on Friday night (cuz he was bizzy spending the day with the Dali Lama) so we decided to have dinner together last night instead. I love spending time with Josh … we have the best convos ever.
In a couple of hours, I’m heading off to LAX to catch a flight to San Francisco, CA:
I’ll be meeting David there (he arrived last night) so that we can spend some time with his brother Aram and then see Kylie Minogue kick off her first ever US tour in Oakland, CA on Wednesday. It’s been some time since David and I have been in SF so I’m looking forward to our little trip. Wee.
Avril Lavigne is 25, Lil’ Wayne is 27, Gwyneth Paltrow is 37, Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind is 45, Shaun Cassidy is 51 and Don Cornelius (Soul Train) is 73 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Here is this week’s installment of the Hot Dude of the Week … now, just because the temperatures are cooling with the new Autumnal season (well, in most parts of the country … certainly not SoCal) that doesn’t mean that the Hot Dudes of the Week need to be puttin’ on more clothes or anything … right Joey T.?
Sure, the pouty lips don’t really scream “rocket scientist” but who needs a rocket scientist when you’ve got a hottie like Joey T.? Also, who needs a belt? ;) The weather may be cooling down with each passing day but the Weekend Hotness portion of the blog will stat HOT HOT HOT. Enjoy :)
Here are a couple of not particularly interesting photos of Dexter star Michael C. Hall making his way out of his friendly neighborhood grocery store loaded down with supplies to take home to wife and Dexter co-star Jennifer Carpenter. I decided to post these fairly boring photos to remind y’all that the fourth season of Dexter premieres on Showtime TONIGHT at 9pm:
I was fortunate enough to be able to preview tonight’s season 4 premiere ep a few weeks ago and let me tell you, it’s awesome!! Dexter is seriously one of my fave shows ever and tonight’s premiere ep really sets up the fourth season very well … I don’t want to spoil a thing … you’ll simply HAVE to tune in tonight to see it. Can I just say that I LOVE that the new TV season is now in full swing? WEEE!!
The cast of Friends are to be reunited once again – for a movie version of the hit TV show, it emerged today. The six main stars have agreed to move onto the big screen following the success of the Sex And The City film at the box office. It means Jennifer Aniston, 40, Courteney Cox, 45, Lisa Kudrow, 46, Matt LeBlanc, 42, Matthew Perry, 40, and David Schwimmer, 42, will be back on the same set for the first time since the show ended in 2004. Studio bosses from Warner Brothers are prepared to pay a fortune to the stars, who were being paid six figures an episode by the tenth and final season of Friends, which pulled in 10million UK viewers. They have also drafted in the show’s creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman to write and produce the film, due in cinemas in the summer of 2011. James Michael Tyler, who played Central Perk coffee shop oddball Gunther, confirmed: ‘Friends: The Movie is definitely on. I still keep in touch with a lot of the cast and they say that they are really keen.’ A movie source told the News of the World: ‘The cast haven’t set the world alight since the show finished. But this film could relight some of their flagging careers in a big way. But everyone knew the story had to be right and well written. Getting the creators on board was a massive step forward for the project.’ The show did lose a lot of its shine in the last few seasons, but with the actors all in the forties it would be a real interest to see how their characters have developed.’ The film comes in the wake of the big screen version of Sex And The City which took an astonishing $408,921,925 at the box office. But, although the cast have always made no secret about a desire to do a film, some have cast doubts about its viability. Miss Kudrow has said: ‘It would be so fun to be with all those people again. But our show was not like Sex and the City – ours was multi-camera, in front of a live audience. It’s a completely different feel. You’d have to bring the tone down, and I don’t know how it would be. I’ll just stay open.’ Meanwhile actor Mr Tyler, 47, who is in London for the launch of a Central Perk themed coffee shop in Soho, is keen to reprise his role as Gunther on the big screen. He said: ‘The one thing I can tell you is that I am definitely on board to do the film. I really loved my time on the show and I am looking forward to meeting up with the old gang again. I just hope we can do justice to the show in a film.’
Dude, as much as I want to believe Gunther, I just won’t believe it until someone in a more official capacity confirms this rumor. As I said last year, these folks need to strike NOW while the iron is hot. If they wait too long, they won’t be able to make a movie that anyone will want to watch … they’re not getting any younger ;) I would DIE for a Friends movie and the actors would be able to make a KILLING paywise. They were making $1 million PER EPISODE when the TV show was on the air … can you imagine how much they could each command if they made a movie? While I’m hopeful this rumor will come true … I ain’t buyin’ it just yet.
Kingston James McGregor, the eldest child borne of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, was spotted on a shopping excursion with his grandmother in Beverly Hills, CA this weekend wearing an outfit that can be described as nothing less than FIERCE!!!!!!! From the sunnies, to the flamboyant cape, to the sassy pants, to the stylish thongs … homeboy has got it going ON!
It’s clear this little dude is going to be a major stylista when he grows up … hell, he’s a major stylista now! I am in awe … cuz you just know this little man put together this outfit all by himself. Fierce, just fierce. You werk it, little Kingston!! Werk.It.Out.
Shirley Manson, Garbage frontwoman and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles baddie, and Elijah Wood, star of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, have signed on to appear in a new ad campaign to promote Oliver Peoples eyewear this Fall … here is our first look at their promo photo which has already gone on display in Oliver Peoples boutiques and will show up in fashion mags this month:
SCOTS singer Shirley Manson has plenty of specs appeal – she’s fronting an ad campaign for upmarket American sunglasses designer Oliver Peoples. Shirley appears with Lord of the Rings actor Elijah Wood in the commercials. But fans who wish to hide their eyes from the sun like them will have to dig deep into their pockets – the sunglasses retail from around s182 up to s242.
What an odd pairing … a beautiful woman (wearing the Rees frames) and a hobbit (wearing the Riley frames with clip) … wearing sunglasses. I love that Shirley was chosen to appear in this ad campaign, the world doesn’t get nearly enough Shirley Manson anymore. While I’m bummed that her stint on Terminator: TSCC came to an abrupt and sad end (with the show’s cancellation) I hope it inspires Ms. Manson to get back into the studio to work on new music. While we await the release of a new Garbage album (if only) or Shirley‘s much anticipated solo effort, we can content ourselves by playing as Shirley Manson in the new version of Guitar Hero. It’s a small consolation … but at least it’s something.
Newport Beach PD tells TMZ that former actress and Whitesnake music video vixen Tawny Kitaen was arrested in Newport Beach, Calif. today for suspicion of driving under the influence. Kitaen was arrested at about 3:00 PM Saturday when officers suspected she had been driving her Range Rover under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Kitaen was released after posting $2,500 bail.
Paging Dr. Drew Pinksy … it looks like we’ve got another celeb with addiction problems that you can exploit for financial gain on another season of your VH1 reality TV series Celebrity Rehab. If I remember correctly, Tawny was quite a pistol during her season of The Surreal Life … it seemed at the time that she had a better handle on her demons … I suppose that assumption was incorrect. While I’m glad she was arrested and therefore taken off the streets it’s unfortunate that she’s already free to put other people’s lives in danger again. If convicted, I hope she is put somewhere where she can really get help for her problems … and is kept away from innocent drivers on the streets.
Bravo TV has whipped up a music video to accompany the new song Tardy for the Party that was “recorded” by Kim Zolciak (from The Real Housewives of Atlanta) but was written and produced by Kandi Burruss (also from TRHOA) that includes appearances from castmembers of all of the Real Housewives shows from the various seasons — Orange County, New York City, Atlanta and New Jersey:
The video looks kinda homemade but it’s cute … I guess. I hate that I like the song because I really cannot stand Kim … but everything great about the song is due to Kandi‘s musical (and seemingly magical) talent. You listen to this song once and it’s in your head for hours/days/weeks. It remains to be seen if Zolciak will release a music video of her own … but I think this one is enough.
Last night Darion, Loy, Sebastian and I met up with a bunch of friends at Six Flags Magic Mountain for their annual GLBT night called Out on the Mountain where the park is closed down for just GLBT folks and friends for a night of roller coaster fun. I have to admit, since I’m very familiar with the roller coasters at Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH I had a chip on my shoulder that the coasters at Magic Mountain wouldn’t measure up … I was very pleasantly surprised that many of them do. Here are a few pics from our fun night:
Aren’t the superhero capes fun? I was so glad they had a purple Batgirl cape to match my Lakers ensemble ;) Our first ride of the night was X2 and HOLY SHIZZ is that ride awesome. It had to be my fave of the night but Tatsu, Batman, Riddler’s Revenge and Viper were really fun too. I can’t wait to go back … David has to enjoy these rides the next time we go.
No plans for today … have to pack for my trip to SF tomorrow … no rest for the weary ;)
Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — John sends in a pic of baby Brooklyn‘s first birthday party which she celebrated with Aunt Joy, Mommy Jaclyn and Grandma Eve — Erika and Andrew send in a pic from Britney Spears‘s recent concert stop here in LA — Kate from Pittsburgh, PA sends in a pic with her friend Gilliane as the G-20 Summit was taking place … the ladies were not participating, just taking in the scene — Imali sends in a pic shot by Carlo de la Cruz of the walkout that took place at UC Berkeley this week in protest of the severe budget cuts and 32% increase in student fees that are being anticipated … the students of the University of California want it known that they will not stand for these cuts in their higher education system — Kate sends in a pic with Buffyverse alum and new Broadway star Tom Lenk after his premiere Broadway performance in Rock of Ages last weekend … I, too, got to meet Kate last week:
Thank you, thank you, thank you all so much for sending in your photos. Y’all look lovely and I really appreciate you sharing your fun photos with all of us. Please keep the pics coming, they are so much fun. Love, love, love you to all for another week of amazingly fun photos. XOXO
The second season of Dollhouse debuted on FOX last night and to celebrate, the official Dollhouse website is offering a chance for YOU to download a virtual Echo to live in your computer:
I’ve already downloaded and installed this fun app to my Mac and Echo pops up from time to time so say hello … it’s really cool. If you would like to have Echo on your computer you can download her HERE. You can also download a bunch of fun computer wallpapers, etc. HERE to further decorate your comps. Did y’all watch Dollhouse last night … what did you think?
The only thing grosser than the sight of a man wearing socks and mandals is the thought of K-Fat getting paid by VH1 to try and lose weight. I suppose The Federline should be commended on some level for actually getting a job but I can’t really stomach the idea that he will be getting face (and body time) on national television again. While we got good news that Britney Spears‘s 50/50 custodial rights to her sons has been extended until the end of the year, we also learned that K-Fed will continue to bleed his famous and rich ex-wife of child support payments … which means that we’ll be seeing a lot more trips like this to the grocery store. Ugh … so gross.
On Thursday we saw a few ADORABLE photos of Angelina Jolie and 3 of her children — Pax Thien, Zahara Marley and Shiloh Nouvel — on a shopping excursion to a Toys R Us in France. I noted at the time that Brad and Maddox Chivan were here in the States taking care of biz … but it looks like that biz has been completed cuz here are a couple pics of the Brangelina “men” making their way thru JFK Airport presumably making their way home to the rest of the fam:
Brad and Mad have become quite the pair. If ever Brad brings one of his children with him on trips, it’s usually Maddox (sometimes with Pax, sometimes not). We usually see Angelina out with the girls … so it looks like the Brangelina Brood is a boy vs. girl situation. HMMM. We still hardly ever seen the twins — Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Léon — so it’s impossible to know if they are split up between the parents by gender as well. But … whatever the case may be when they are out and about individually, there is no doubt that they are one happy family when they are all together. It’s so cute … couldn’t you just puke on your shoes?
America Ferrera graces the cover of the October issue of Latina magazine and this Betty looks anything but ugly! America is looking classier than ever! La actriz cleared the air about a few things we’ve all been wondering about in her interview, and she even dished on her alleged feud with Lindsay Lohan! “Of course they want to make us look like we fought like cats and dogs, because people are going to believe it. And it’s total BS. It’s not true. It does such a disservice to the image of young women.” America also talked about her continued portrayal of strong Latinas in her acting roles. “It’s not anything I’ve done consciously. I’m just drawn to the characters and trying to make them more than one-dimensional.” Keep doing what you’re doing, America! Que vivan las Latinas! Check out more of America’s interview in this month’s issue of Latina.
Altho I’m not a big fan of Ugly Betty anymore (the show lost me somewhere near the end of Season 2), I am very happy to see Ms. Ferrera gracing the cover of Latina. She is such a beautiful young woman, it cannot be easy for her to be known primarily as Ugly Betty. Even tho she is making lots of moolah for the role, I’m sure it gets tiring having to dress up “ugly” on a day to day basis. I love that she is featured on magazines from time to time lookin’ as beautiful as she naturally is :)
Sad news for fans of Ashton Kutcher‘s new primetime drama The Beautiful Life: TBL … all 3 of you. The CW has decided to cancel the series after airing only 2 eps. Plagued by poor ratings from the start, the drama which stars Mischa Barton didn’t really have a chance. And so, we raise our plastic utensils and give a hearty Peace the Spork Out to The Beautiful Life: TBL:
The new fall season has claimed its first casualty with the cancellation of “The Beautiful Life: TBL”. Although 13 episodes have been ordered for the first season, The CW on Friday, September 25 confirmed that it has opted to pull the plug on the Ashton Kutcher-produced drama series after airing only two episodes. The show chronicling the lives of young models in the fast lane has been pulled off the schedule effective immediately. Production of the show has been shut down. Despite the fact that the series has been filmed to its seventh episode, the network has no plans to air any of the remaining finished episodes. The cancellation news didn’t come in as a shock since “Beautiful Life” had a poor rating right from the start. The September 16 premiere only managed to draw in 1.4 million viewers, and this Wednesday, September 23, episode barely scraped above 1 million viewers. To make it worse, the latter one generated a 0.5 rating in the adult demo. There is yet word on what will fill the 9 P.M. Wednesday time period. Announcement for a replacement is expected to come from The CW at least by Monday, September 28. Rumor has it, the network, which recently picked up “Fly Girls” and a Tinsley Mortimer docusoap, may replace it with reruns of “Melrose Place”.
Actually, The CW sent out a press release late yesterday announcing that “encores” of new Melrose Place eps that air on Tuesday night will reair on Wednesday nights, in the time slot that was allotted for TBL. To be honest, I never watched the show so I don’t know if it sucked or not personally … but I haven’t read a good thing about it. HMMM … I wonder if Mischa, who has been a bit of trainwreck this Summer knows about the cancellation yet. After the jump, check out a couple of new photos of Ms. Barton out and about in public yesterday before news of her show’s cancellation was announced — it’s not a pretty sight … More »
Earlier today we saw a short video clip from Kylie Minogue that teases her upcoming (and first ever) North American Tour which kicks off in Oakland, CA next week. A lovely little bird passed a long to me the handwritten setlist for Kylie‘s tour and altho I tried not to look … I couldn’t help it … I had to look. And so … for those of you interested, I’ll share the setlist with all y’all:
BUT, I’ll only make it available to those of you who can’t wait and really want to see the setlist before the first show even takes place. Trust me, I understand how important it is to stay away from tour spoilers but I couldn’t resist … the source was very beguiling ;) IF YOU SO DESIRE, you can see the setlist — written in Kylie‘s own handwriting — of the upcoming Kylie Minogue North American Tour … More »
Last weekend we got our first look at the set of the upcoming movie version of the 80′s action TV series The A-Team and today we get to see a few more pics from the set … including a photo of Bradley Cooper who has been cast to play prettyboy Lt. Templeton Faceman Peck and a promo pic of Quinton Rampage Jackson, who has been cast as the new Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus … behold:
A helicopter and the infamous black van feature in some of the first pics from the new A-Team film. The remake, which is being filmed in Canada, has just started filming after the final cast members were added last week. Jessica Biel, 27, is to be the leading lady in the feature, which has been adapted from the hit 80s TV series. She is joined by Liam Neeson, 57, who plays Hannibal, Bradley Cooper, 34 (Face), Sharlto Copley, 35 (Murdoch), Patrick Wilson, 36 (A CIA operative), and UFC fighter Quinton Jackson, 31 (B.A. Baracus). In the pictures, taken on the film’s Canadian set, we see the classic GMC van which was used in the 1980s programme. It was the A-Team’s main mode of transport, which they often transformed into an armoured vehicle using makeshift tools and materials which they always conveniently came across in times of need. In another picture Quinton Jackson can be seen inside a helicopter, which appears to be some kind of emergency vehicle. Fans of the original show are likely to be slightly miffed at seeing his character, B.A., flying – as one of the show’s running jokes was that he had a fear of flying. Other members of the team would come up with inventive ways to knock him out (such as a carton of milk laced with drugs), in order to get him onto a plane, usually preceeded by his catchphrase ‘I ain’t gettin’ on no plane, fool’.
Man … there really is no replacement for Mr. T but I’m sure this Rampage fellow will do a fine job. I like that they updated B.A. Baracus‘s jewelry … tho, I do kinda miss all those gold chains. As I’ve mentioned before, all these movie remakes are gettin’ kinda old but since I didn’t really watch the show when it aired in the 80′s, I don’t think I’d mind seeing it adapted for the big screen in modern times. Bradley Cooper will make a great Faceman in the flick. Looks fun!
Today we are learning new information supposedly from the late Michael Jackson by way of the King of Pop‘s religious leader Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. According to the rabbi, MJ believed that after a few dates in the early 90′s, Madonna fell in love with him and that MJ did not return her love because he did not find her “sexy at all”. HMMMM. Here is a photo of Madonna and MJ from their appearance together at the 1990 Academy Awards and the deets from Shmuley on what MJ really thought of her Madgesty:
The King of Pop befriended the singer in the early 1990s and several dates followed, but Jackson revealed he never had any romantic interest in her during a taped conversation with his close friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. Jackson told Boteach, “I think she (Madonna) likes shock value and she knows how to push buttons on people. I think she was sincerely in love with me and I was not in love with her. She did a lot of crazy things. I knew we had nothing in common. “She is not sexy at all. I think sexy comes from the heart in the way you present yourself.” The Thriller icon believed Madonna was one of several stars who envied his fame: “They admire you and know you are wonderful and great because they are jealous, because they wish they were in your shoes. Madonna is one of them. She is jealous. She is a girl, a woman and I think that’s what bothers her … I get the fainting and adulation and she doesn’t.” The star went on to confess he had considered dating actress Elizabeth Taylor but feared the media would mock their 27-year age gap. He said, “I know that if we ever did anything romantically the press would be so mean and nasty and call us the Odd Couple. It would turn into a circus and that’s the pain of it all.” Jackson also described the late Princess Diana as his ideal woman: “I thought she was very special – very feminine and classy. She was my type for sure, and I don’t like most girls. There are very few I like who fit the mould. It takes a very special mould to make me happy and she was one of them.” Boteach, who is publishing the conversations, maintains Jackson wanted the footage to be released to the public so his fans could gain a better understanding of his personal life.
LOL! It’s funny to hear these supposed comments from MJ especially after hearing Madonna‘s heartfelt (and oftentimes rambling) speech about him at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards a couple of weeks ago. It’s funny, she never mentioned in her meandering monologue that she was “in love” with MJ. It’s so strange (and very unprofessional) that a rabbi would be blabbing MJ‘s secrets, even if he maintains that MJ “wanted the footage to be released”. It seems so … opportunistic. Whether or not these comments are true or not … they do further enlighten on the man that was Michael Jackson.
Kylie Minogue just posted a tweet on her official Twitter profile that points to a short video clip that teases for her upcoming North American Tour which kicks off in Oakland, CA NEXT WEDNESDAY!! Here are a few screencaps from the clip:
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! I am so excited for Kylie‘s FIRST EVER tour of the US, I can barely stand it!! David and I will be flying to San Francisco, CA on Sunday to visit his brother and we will be attending Kylie‘s first tour stop on Wednesday!! This little teaser clip is such a great tease. After the jump, check it out in full … More »
Gisele Bündchen‘s baby bump is really starting to protrude these days … and at last she is finally talking about her pregnancy. Gisele opens up about being pregs with hubby Tom Brady‘s baby to Brazilian magazine Caras and reveals that the couple do not want to know the sex of their baby until she gives birth. Now that’s restraint. Here are a couple pics of Gisele out and about in Boston, MA and some excerpts from her interview with Caras magazine:
Despite rumors that she’s expecting a baby boy, Gisele Bündchen says she doesn’t yet know the sex of her baby – and she doesn’t plan to find out! “We decided not to know,” Bündchen, 29, who is expecting her first child with husband Tom Brady, tells the Brazilian magazine Caras in a new interview. “We will only know when it is born, in December.” “I want the emotion of finding out then if it is a boy or a girl,” the supermodel says. Of course that doesn’t mean she’s not already scouting baby clothes – and shoes – in case she has a little girl. Bündchen, who markets a line of sandals in Brazil, says she’s already reserved baby-size ones. “I kept some little sizes from the collections thinking that, if one day I had a girl, she would love to use them,” she said. “The baby versions are really cute.” And though she’s six months pregnant, Bündchen is not slowing down, traveling for work (her newest gig is as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nation’s Environmental Program) and taking flying lessons. She is expected to get her pilot’s license next month. “I am going to keep traveling, but my home is in Boston,” says Bündchen, who moved there from New York City to be close to her husband, 32, as he begins a new season with the New England Patriots. And Bündchen, who says she’s been eating “more healthily” before the baby arrives, says Brady has been supportive, maybe even spoiling her a bit. “Tom is marvelous,” she says.
Firstly, she looks great … secondly, I can’t believe they don’t want to know the sex of the baby! I know for a fact that I couldn’t not know. Kudos to her if she really can resist finding out … tho, it occurs to me that the couple may actually know the sex of the baby and are just telling people they don’t know to avoid being asked questions. HMMM. In any event, we know that Heidi Klum is gonna pop very soon … but we still have about 3 months to go before Gisele and Tom bring forth the fruit of their loins. I’m guessing a boy … what do y’all think?
Yesterday was a pretty crappy day … after being on the phone pretty much all day dealing with identity theft issues, I had no time to really put in a full day’s work ;( By the time I got everything all sorted out, I had to run out for an appointment and the day was shot. Things are back on track today, tho, so I’m feeling much better.
In fact, I’m feeling totally up for a night of fun with some friends. Six Flags Magic Mountain is hosting their annual Out on the Mountain night tonight where the park is closed for a private event where GLBT friendly folks are invited to enjoy the park from 6pm to 1am:
I’ve never been to Magic Mountain so I’m excited. I haven’t been on a real roller coaster in years so I’m really looking forward to tonight. Darion, Loy and Sebastian are in for sure … I’m trying to get Josh to come out too! It should be fun … I hope to have a lot of fun pix tomorrow.
Reese Witherspoon was spotted wearing a pretty new ring on her left ringfinger this week which has sparked new rumor that she and longtime beau Jake Gyllenhaal are gettin’ hitched. Now, before y’all run out and start buying wedding gifts, it should be made clear that there has been ZERO official word on this rumor … which comes from a few photos of Reese wearing a ring and a site called The Inquisitr. HMMM:
Reese Witherspoon has fueled rumors that she is set to tie the knot with partner Jake Gyllenhaal after she was spotted flaunting a gold band on her wedding finger. A source said, “Reese looked delighted, and she was definitely showing off the ring. She kept holding her finger up for people to see, she even flashed it around when she was getting in her car.” A photograph taken by X17Online reveals that the band is made up of three interlocking strips of gold, two of which have solid gold baubles on them. A small golden star is stuck to the top strip, and sits against Reese’s finger. Neither Reese nor Jake’s representatives have commented on the claims. This is not the first time that reports circulated on the couple’s plan to get married, who began dating in 2007. Earlier this year, Jake was spotted ring shopping in New York. In March, it was claimed Reese removed a sparkly band during a photo shoot as she didn’t want people to know she was planning to walk down the aisle. A source said at the time, “It was gorgeous, and everyone noticed it right away. But she took it off as soon as she saw people staring. Reese stuffed it in her bag and didn’t put it on again the rest of the day.”
Personally, I don’t think they’re engaged … and if they are, then that is one lame ring. The ring looks more like a gift she got from her kids than from her “fianceé”. I’m gonna hold off on the congrats just yet … besides, Jakey poo wouldn’t do this to us, would he?
I gotta say, it’s really great seeing Janet‘s trademark smile again. She’s had a tough time dealing with the death of her brother, I’m sure, so carrying on with work seems like a great idea right now. As you may recall, Janet leaked the first single off her new album after her MTV VMAs appearance and now she’s checkin’ out next season’s fashions at Milan Fashion Week. It’s great to see her happy again. I hope we continue to see happy Janet in the weeks/months to come.
The Queen tends to hang out by one of the biggest parking structures in Bev Hills and likes to “protect” celebs from the paparazzi … the woman is a trip but she’s very nice. She tends to chill out in her lawn chair and even has a Gucci purse (which may or may not be authentic) and can be seen on any given day in BH. I’m not sure that Jared is a fan of The Queen but she is obvs a fan of his. Nice to see Jared back home in Cali … mebbe I’ll see him riding his bike around town.
Shocking Paris Hilton news to pass along today … the overexposed heiress was spotted shopping in SoCal for something so surprisingly out of character that the mere sight of her latest shopping excursion left me slack-jawed and stunned. Paris Hilton was caught shopping … at a book store!
What’s even more shocking is that Paris went shopping at one of the best book stores in LA — Book Soup on Sunset Blvd. At first, Paris was seen perusing a book titled The 48 Laws of Power … here is a book description:
Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power in to forty-eight well explicated laws. As attention–grabbing in its design as it is in its content, this bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), the virtue of stealth (“Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions”), and many demand the total absence of mercy (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”), but like it or not, all have applications in real life. Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, P. T. Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded–or been victimized by–power, these laws will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.
But once Paris discovered that there were NO PICTURES in this book, she decided to pick up a pretty and oversized photo book instead … then she sped away in her fugly ass pink Bentley. The thought of Paris Hilton actually reading a book — any book — just hurts my head. Paris Hilton may be famous for doing very outrageous things … but this has to take the cake.
Heidi Klum, who has been making it a regular pilgrimage to a Taekwondo dojo here in SoCal with her children, was snapped out and about yesterday taking her kiddies to class. As you can see, her protruding baby bump is gettin’ bigger and bigger each day … it won’t be long now before that baby girl that is incubating inside will come out to greet the world:
Much like new mom Sarah Michelle Gellar (who gave birth to her first child last weekend) it looks like Heidi plans on staying very active up until the very last second she pops. Even tho there aren’t as many celeb baby births this year as there were last year, we’ve already had some great baby births this Summer alone. You’re up next, Heidi … soon!!
From Twitter: Yes on Neve guys! Read Variety! Whew! All I can say is “Whew”
From Variety: Promising that “I’m going back to doing what I do best,” Bob Weinstein has unveiled several films to be released by Dimension over the next year, many in 3-D. “Scream IV” will start production in April or May as the first of a new trilogy and the company is talking to Wes Craven to direct, Weinstein reports. Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette will star … The first three “Scream” pictures registered grosses of roughly $100 million a piece in the U.S.
This is great news. Unlike other sequel films, I feel that all of the Scream sequels are amazingly fun films each in their own right. Scream 2 and 3 were both really fun movies … Parker Posey gives one of her funnest performances EVER in Scream 3. I have no doubt that Scream 4 will be just as good. I just knew Neve would come back for the new film … they were gonna make it with or without her so why not come back, make everyone happy and make a lot of money. The Scream franchise is one of my faves ever and now we have another trilogy to look forward to. Woot!! I can’t wait to get back to Woodsboro, CA again!
Britney Spears will share 50/50 custody with Kevin Federline at least through the end of the year — TMZ has learned. An L.A. County Superior Court judge extended the order that was initially put in place for Britney’s concert tour. Under the terms, Britney gets to travel with Sean Preston and Jayden James and must provide K-Fed with a place to stay if he wants to follow them on tour. Sources tell us the sealed order is very detailed, but Britney gets minimum 50/50 custody and at times even more. As for Kevin, in addition to the $20,000 a month Britney pays him in child support, he gets between $20,000 and $25,000 a month when the kids are outside of California. At the end of the year the judge will reevaluate custody. We’re told it’s looking like a 50/50 split is the way of the future.
You may recall that the order states that K-Fed has to be PAID by Britney extra money IN ADDITION to his regular child support payments. The good news is that the order has been extended and Britney will get just as much time with her sons as K-Fed does, the bad news is that she’ll be shelling out LOTS of money to her slimy, overfed ex-husband for the right to see her children. It’s a gross situation but I commend Britney for doing what she has to do to be with her children. A 50/50 split is the best either parent can hope for so this is great news for our dear Britney. She has come a very long way since her breakdown … I think her success with her children has been her greatest accomplishment.
Today has been a bit of a nightmare. I just found out that someone back home in Michigan tried to open new cellphone lines on my accounts and I’ve been on the phone with customer service people on and off all morning trying to get it all sorted out. It feels like such a violation to have someone access your personal information in order to steal from you. I have had credit card fraud happen to me before but when something like this happens … you never get used to it and it never feels good. I’m happy that all the fraudulent activity (to my knowledge) has been curtailed but it still feels really shitty.
Last night I was able to hang out with Darion and Josh for dinner and catching up … so that was nice. We grabbed some grub and then made our way out for coffee and dessert afterward. It was really great getting to spend time with them. I have an appointment this afternoon but being on the phone all day has really put a dent in my work day. I’m gonna try and get as much work done while I can but … blah … it’s just been a pain in the ass. Let this be a lesson, pay attention to your online accounts … you never know when your info could be compromised. It’s a crappy feeling, let me tell you.
Britney Spears, who performed at the Staples Center here in downtown LA last night, made a quick appearance at the Hollywood and Highland Complex yesterday to hand over a couple of free tickets to her concert The Circus starring Britney Spears to a couple of lucky fans who followed her tweet clues. Britney has been personally giving away tickets to her shows via Twitter (the first pair of tix she gave away were handed out in Times Square, NYC last month) and yesterday she gave away the latest pair … to a couple of very sweaty fans … in the presence of a scary-ass clown:
Britney will perform shows in San Diego, CA and Las Vegas, NV later on this week so folks in those cities might want to follow her Twitter account HERE to see if she will be giving away tickets to those performances as well. Just think, YOU might be the next lucky/sweaty fan to win concert tickets from Britney Spears herself!!
Angelina Jolie, who is in France with her children these days, was spotted taking 3 of her brood for a shopping trip to Toys R Us in Toulon, France this week. Ange was seen in the company of Pax Thien, Zahara Marley and Shiloh Nouvel (who was dressed as a jaunty pirate) and they were all lookin’ cute as can be. The eldest and youngest of these kids, Pax and Shiloh, were showing off their missing baby teeth which just pushed the cuteness level into overload … behold:
The tooth fairy is going to be busy in the Jolie-Pitt household, with two of Angelina and Brad’s children missing front teeth. Pax, 5, and Shiloh, 3, were spotted grinning gummily as they accompanied their mother Jolie and sister Zahara, 4, to a toy store in France. And with Shiloh seemingly dressed for battle … The little girl is young to already be losing her milk teeth but as she is turning into a tomboy, perhaps it’s not surprising. The couple’s eldest biological daughter seems to be mimicking dad Brad Pitt in a brown checked trilby on her blonde locks and with a sword tucked through her belt. She also wore a Peter Pan waistcoat with a special holster for the sword, combat trousers and boots. Zahara, however, has her mother’s style down perfectly, wearing a long purple skirt and white vest top with bright orange shoes. They were on their way to Toys ‘R Us in Toulon, France, for some new toys. All the children are said to be fluent in English but are reportedly learning to speak French. Oldest son Maddox was with Brad Pitt in New York, while twins Vivienne and Knox were presumably at home under the watchful eye of a nanny.
OMGSOCUTE! I am just amazed at how big these kids have grown! Seriously, wasn’t golden child Shiloh Nouvel just born like last week … and now she’s all old enough to be losing her teeth and dressing like a pirate? So cute. It’s been some time since we’ve seen the Brangelina kiddies out and about … I suppose they’ve been bizzy with school and whatnot. We rarely see the baby twins (who just turned 1 this past July 12) at all. No matter … it’s always a treat to see these kiddies out in public. They just keep getting cuter and cuter.
Johnny Depp, actor extraordinaire, was spotted at Hatfield House in Herts, UK directing a music video by the band Babybird this week. As you can see in the photos below, Johnny was all gussied up in his usual flamboyant attire as he made his music video directing debut … behold:
While I’m sure his acting career keeps him very bizzy, it’s nice that he took the time to help out this band by directing their music video. Despite the way their name sounds, Babybird have been around since the mid-90′s. It’s unclear if Johnny was hired just to be director or if he was doing a favor for friends but I’m really curious to see how the final product turns out.
Earlier this week we saw photos of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes jogging the streets of Boston, MA together because the couple have temporarily relocated there so that Tom could begin work on his new film Knight and Day. Today we get to see the first photos of Tom filming scenes for the movie with his co-star Cameron Diaz. I understand that Knight and Day tells the tale of a woman (Diaz) unaware that when she meets a man (Cruise) on a blind date that he is a federal agent involved in a secret operation to protect what could be an infinite source of energy … or some shizz like that. Um, Cam … look at what your blind date is wearing. A ball cap, sunglasses and nondescript clothing … HELLO! An ensemble like that just screams “federal agent involved in a secret operation to protect what could be an infinite source of energy”:
Um … yeah, I dunno who they are trying to fool by passing off this movie description as an accurate representation of the film cuz … by the looks of these photos, it seems to me that Tom and Cameron are filming a movie about how Tom and Katie Holmes met, “fell in love” and got married. Meh. If Knight and Day really turns out to be about a federal agent … blah blah blah … then I’ll surely take a pass. BUT, if Cruise ever really wanted to make a film portraying the real way he managed to brainwash finagle Katie into marrying him then I’d be the first person in line to see it.
It’s plainly clear that little Cruz is the ham of the family … he seems to really love the attention from the photographers. Brooklyn and Romeo are always the more reserved ones … it’s Cruz who likes to mess with the paps. He’s gonna be a star someday.
Jessica Simpson is moving on. Days after calling off the search for her dog Daisy who was snatched by a coyote last week, the star, 29, is in Uganda, Africa, filming more of her upcoming reality show, The Price of Beauty. “WTF?!?” she Twittered Wednesday after posting a photo of herself surrounded by protective fly nets. “Do I really have to sleep like this?” Simpson, who is in Africa with pals Ken Paves and Cacee Cobb, is “focusing on work” after the loss of her 5-year-old maltipoo, a source close to the star tells Usmagazine.com. “She’s so happy just seeing the world and opening her eyes to what’s out there,” another source tells Us. “This is a good project for her.” The star is also set to visit Mumbai, India, for the show, which does not yet have a premiere date.
Ugh … Jess always looks so … miserable. The pouty lip, the sad eyes … she really does seem to have the worst luck imaginable. True, her suffering in Africa is totally by her choice but still … considering the year she’s had thus far, it’d actually be nice to see her smile again. It is heartening that she, at least, has her work and her friends to rely on these days … how many knocks can one person take before they lose their shizz? I just hope this Price of Beauty TV show gets picked up and aired by some network … but, to be honest, considering her luck these days … well, I’m not really counting on it just yet.
Superstar DJ Samantha Ronson is bringing a bit of her starpower to The CW TV series 90210 as she will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the show where she will play herself in a bit of a mentor role for one of the 90210 kids. Here is a promo pic from Sam‘s upcoming ep along with some deets of her appearance on the show:
Why hire an actress to play the coolest deejay in town when you can get the real thing? The producers of 90210 have confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE that Samantha Ronson, the celebrity deejay and on-and-off again girlfriend of Lindsay Lohan, has filmed an episode of the CW show. Ronson’s scenes take place in a club where hip-hop star Pharrell and his group N.E.R.D. also perform. Her role also has her advising the character, Navid, played by Michael Steger, on matters of the heart. There is no word yet on whether or not Ronson will be return to the famous zip code for another stint. Her episode will air the CW on Nov. 3.
Awwww, I love this! It makes sense that Samantha would want to make a guest appearance on a dramatic TV series … after all, she’s already got MUCH experience with the dramatic in her everyday life. No word on if Sam‘s ex-girlfriend and sometimes actress Lindsay Lohan will be paying a visit to the famous zip code but something tells me that producers aren’t even interested. My guess is that they wouldn’t want anyone bringing more drama on set that would overshadow the drama on the show.
Big Michael Jackson news to pass along today … Sony Music has announced that a new Michael Jackson single titled This Is It will be released next month, which will be included on a new 2-disc album from MJ also titled This Is It … all of which will coincide nicely with the release of the This Is It Movie which was made from rehearsal footage of the This Is It Tour. Here are some of the deets of the release of this new MJ music:
Like numerous pop-music performers before him, Michael Jackson will not be hindered in his recording career by his death. A new song by Mr. Jackson, called “This Is It,” will be released next month, Sony Music Entertainment said Wednesday in a news release. The song, which shares its title with the comeback tour that Mr. Jackson was rehearsing when he died in June, will be released as a single on Oct. 12, Sony said. Two versions of that song, which includes backing vocals by Mr. Jackson’s brothers, will also appear on a new two-disc set, also called “This Is It,” which includes previously released and new material, including a spoken-word poem by Mr. Jackson called “Planet Earth”; that set will be released internationally on Oct. 26 and in North America on Oct. 27. That will be followed on Oct. 28 by Sony Pictures’ release of the documentary film “Michael Jackson: This Is It,” which is compiled from rehearsal footage from Mr. Jackson’s planned concerts.
I don’t think there is a soul alive that was not expecting the announcement of previously unheard Michael Jackson music … I guess I just wasn’t expecting its release so soon. It makes sense that Sony Music would want to capitalize on the hype surrounding the release of the This Is It Movie. This may be the first of the new MJ music to be released but it will most certainly not be the last. We’ve been hearing of the treasure trove of previously unreleased music that MJ left as his legacy … this is just the tip of the iceberg. Get ready for an onslaught of all new MJ material … I guess we should’ve know that not even death would be able to hinder Michael Jackson‘s money making power.
OY!! Normally I’m on board with Rihanna‘s forays into adventurous styling but her new ‘do is a definite DON’T! For some ungodly reason, Ri Ri thought it would be a good idea to get streaks in her hair … and she was HORRIBLY wrong:
Egads is this a bad look … on her … on ANYONE. Not only are her streaks a terrible yellow color but she adds insult to injury by wearing that terrrrrrible lipstick color that only makes the yellow in her hair look worse. Rihanna, girl, I think you need to call my boy Josh Rosebrook at Parlour on Third here in LA to get that hair fixed STAT! Josh is a talented hair stylist and I’m sure he can fix that travesty sitting on your shoulders. Ugh. I love me some Rihanna but … this look gets a resounding poop sandwich from me. Blech!!
New mom (again) Nicole Richie is not letting a little thing like enduring child birth keep her from her regular appointed duties. Despite giving birth to her second child (and first boy), Sparrow James Midnight, a couple of weeks ago Nicole is already back on her feet and out and about again. Here are cute pics of Nicole taking her daughter Harlow Winter to her baby gym class:
You may recall that this isn’t even the first time we’ve seen her out and about since she gave birth … Nicole was spotted with Harlow just last Thursday (about one week after she popped). She looks fabulous … Harlow looks adorable … but, HELLO! I think it’s time we got a peek at little Sparrow James already. Here’s hoping Nicole, daddy Joel Madden and BOTH of their little darlings venture out for a family outing into the wild soon ;)
Less than two months after he fessed up that a model he had dated was pregnant with his child, Jude Law is a father – again. A friend of the family tells PEOPLE that Samantha Burke, the 24-year-old aspiring actress whom Law met while filming Sherlock Holmes in New York City last year, gave birth to a daughter Tuesday night. “I doubt Jude was there,” says the source. “Besides the financial support, he’s not involved.” The source adds: “Samantha is doing well” after the birth. Law, 36, who has three other children with ex-wife Sadie Frost, is currently appearing in a Broadway production of Hamlet, now in previews. Law’s rep acknowledged the pregnancy in a statement released last July after reports surfaced in the media that Burke was expecting. “Jude Law can confirm that, following a relationship last year, he has been advised that he is to be the father of a child due in the fall of this year,” the actor’s rep said. “Mr. Law is no longer in a relationship with the individual concerned but he intends to be a fully supportive part of the child’s life. This is an entirely private matter and no other statements will be made.”
I’m relieved to hear that Ms. Burke gave birth to a baby girl but I’m sure she was just a wee bit disappointed … she was prolly expecting an over-stuffed money bag to come shooting out of her womb …
… but, still … a baby girl is deffo worth celebrating, I think! I’m not sure how happy Jude Law is to hear this news but I’m sure that babymama Burke and her little girl are really happy today. Any guesses on how Burke is going to introduce Law to his newborn treasure?
BritneySpears.com has just been updated with the news that our dear Britney will be releasing her first Singles Collection (which, apparently, is different from a greatest hits collection … which she has previously released) in November. This Singles Collection will feature 17 singles in both a deluxe version and a standard version. The collection will also feature a new song titled 3 which will hit radio stations on September 29. Here is the full text of the press release announcement:
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of her debut on the music scene, Jive Records is releasing Britney Spears The Singles Collection on November 24. To launch the special package a brand new single entitled “3,” which Britney recently recorded with hitmaker Max Martin, will go to radio Tuesday, September 29. There will be two configurations of The Singles Collection; an ultimate fan box set and a standard version. The ultimate fan box set version of The Singles Collection will contain all 29 of her singles, including the new song “3.” Each disc will be packaged in its own slip sleeve case with original artwork, and will include an additional b-side or a remix of the track. The collection will include a DVD featuring all of Britney’s videos in chronological order. The ultimate fan box set will also include a special booklet featuring iconic images and fun facts about each track. The standard version of The Singles Collection will contain 17 of her chart topping favorites along with the new song “3,” all on one CD.
Um, yay? As I mentioned above … I’m not sure what makes Britney Spears: The Singles Collection any different than Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (except for the new singles that have been released since her greatest hits collection was released in 2004) but … it’s comin’! I’m most intrigued by this new single, written by Max Martin. Martin is responsible for writing some of Britney‘s biggest hit songs … I can’t wait to hear what 3 sounds like. But another collection of already released songs? Yeah … I’m not so sure. What do y’all think … will YOU be ponying up for this new collection of old songs?
Last night The Turtle Party: Book Club finally managed to meet again after too many weeks of delay. Altho we were one member short, we managed to finally get around to discussing our first book selection Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Overall, we liked the book as a group … tho, some people had difficulty or just didn’t like the British humor. Our discussion veered off into the realm of religion and really made for an interesting conversation. It was really cool to hear everyone’s perspectives on the book, whether they liked it or not, which made the whole thing more enlightening overall. We had a really great discussion.
Tamar brought a selection of 4 books for us to vote on as our next selection and we decided as a group to read Kurt Vonnegut‘s Breakfast of Champions as our next book:
I haven’t read any of Vonnegut‘s work so I’m really excited to check out this book. The next meeting of The Turtle Party: Book Club will be on October 6 and those who are reading along should have read up to the end of chapter 15 by that meeting time.
Tonight I have plans to meet up with Darion and Josh for dinner and/or a movie so that should be fun. Nothing too exciting going on this week … which is just the way I like it :)
Madonna, her holy Madgesty, must’ve been feeling decidedly unpretty in NYC this week cuz she was snapped trying to evade recognition by the paparazzi while in the company of her much younger toyboy Jesus Luz. Maddy thought the best way to keep from being photographed was to hide underneath a copy of The Zohar, which is considered the most important book in the study of Kabbalah … behold:
Altho The Zohar isn’t technically considered a holy tome like the Bible or the Qur’an is, I don’t believe it was necessarily intended to be used as paparazzi shield. In any event, it’s very clear that Maddy did NOT want to be photographed … which is odd because Madonna is rarely (if ever) this camera-shy. I’m thinkin’ honkin’ zit … how about you?
When they signed her up for their ad campaigns, Burberry might have wondered if it was a risk too far. But as Harry Potter star Emma Watson arrived at London Fashion Week, she proved she is worth her weight in gold. Wearing a stunning metallic Burberry minidress and towering black heels, the 19-year-old actress turned heads as she arrived at the Burberry show. She even managed to upstage the perennially glamorous Victoria Beckham, who arrived in an understated black knee-length dress. Emma wore dark eye make-up and styled her hair in a loose up-do, proving she was perfectly at ease among the fashion know-how. ‘Emma got the look just right,’ one eyewitness said. ‘It would have been a big mistake to try an over the top outfit. Her dress wowed the crowds but looked sophisticated at the same time.’ Other attendees included Slumdog Millionaire stars and off-screen lovers Freida Pinto and Dev Patel, who are now happily flaunting their relationship after a spell of camera-dodging. Agyness Deyn turned up in a ruffled mint green dress and black stockings while actress Liv Tyler opted for black leggings. Earlier in the evening, fashion giant Burberry announced it was ‘thrilled to be back’ in London as top industry names gathered tonight for one of the most eagerly-awaited catwalk shows of the year.
Big news (tho not sure if it’s good or bad) coming out of Broadway today … there is a new report that another teen comedy film is being adapted for the Great White Way. Bring It On, the 2000 film which stars Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union and Jesse Bradford as cheerleaders out for global domination, is being made into a Broadway musical which is scheduled to open in 2011. Um … are y’all ready for a show like this?
An all-star, Tony Award winning creative team has been assembled to create Bring It On: The Musical, an original musical set in the world of competitive cheerleading. The award-winning creative team for Bring It On: The Musical includes an array of talented and innovative individuals drawn from the top ranks of the Broadway Theatre World. Andy Blankenbuehler (Tony Award-winning choreographer for In The Heights) will direct and choreograph. Jeff Whitty (Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Avenue Q) will write the book. Bring It On: The Musical will feature music by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony Award winner for In the Heights) and Tom Kitt (Tony Award winner for Next to Normal), and lyrics by Amanda Green (High Fidelity). Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire (In The Heights, Wicked) will serve as orchestrator, arranger and music supervisor. “The explosive world of cheerleading heightens so naturally to the stage. I can’t imagine a more perfect team to bring this musical to life on stage,” says Andy Blankenbuehler. “Jeff Whitty has come up with an enticing, original book, and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt, two of Broadway’s most talented composers, are joining their amazing creative forces to write the score. With Amanda Green collaborating on lyrics and musical supervision by Alex Lacamoire, this team is a director and choreographer’s dream.” The writers of Bring It On: The Musical have conceived an original new musical that will feature all new and original characters. Bring It On: The Musical will be produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions along with Charlie Lyons and Armyan Bernstein of Beacon Communications. Day-to-day production will be overseen by Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson. General Management will be under the direction of Nina Essman and Nancy Nagel Gibbs of 321 Theatrical Management. “For all of us at Universal, being a part of the Bring It On world has given us great personal and professional satisfaction, and now to work with these great artists on creating this new musical is an even more exciting challenge,” says Glenn Ross of Universal Pictures Stage Productions. The Producers of Bring It On: The Musical anticipate a developmental regional production in early 2011, with a national tour to follow.
HMMM … on the one hand, I can see how this show might be as awesome as Legally Blonde: The Musical … on the other hand, I can see how it might turn out to be a complete disaster. Funny enough, I *just* watched Bring It On yesterday afternoon on cable and was reminded how fun the movie really is:
The possibilities are ENDLESS for making a great show based on competitive cheerleading … I mean, the marketing alone would be a dream. If done well, with great songs and great choreography, this could be a really fun show. The movie is just as frivolously fun as Legally Blonde is, I can see how it might work. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. OH and for those of you who have not seen the movie, you should check it out … it’s really a cute movie (tho, I’d advise you stay away from the straight-to-DVD sequels that have been released since the original film was in theaters). Goooo Toros!!
While I don’t think Heidi will be poppin’ this week or next, I’m pretty sure she’ll be droppin’ her load in no time at all. I’m terrible at judging the ripeness of baby bumps, so I’m never sure … but I had a pretty good feeling that SMG was due when we saw those photos of her going to pilates class last week. I’m sure we’ll be hearing the joyous news that Heidi and hubby Seal are the proud parents of a bouncing baby newborn very, very soon.
While NPH was lookin’ decidedly hawt during the shoot, I noticed something that really detracts from all the sexiness that was going on. I had no idea that *NPH was a smoker:
I have to say, it’s such a turn-off when I see someone smoking. Not only is it a dirty habit, IMHO, but it’s a dangerous/deadly act that greatly threatens one’s health. NPH is enjoying so much success right now, I can’t understand why *he (or anyone, for that matter) would want to risk their health by inhaling carcinogens into their lungs. I very stupidly smoked in college and I thank my lucky stars I was able to kick the habit without much difficulty. I realize it’s not always easy to quit smoking but life is just too short to eff around with one’s health, especially when smokers are in complete control of the damage they are doing to their bodies. Whoa, didn’t mean to go all soap boxy but it’s just really upsetting to me when I see people I like/admire hurting themselves in this way. I’d love to see NPH enjoy many, many more years of success … and I’d also love to see him kick this nasty habit.
*UPDATE: It has come to my attention that NPH doesn’t smoke and was not really smoking in these photos … apparently, the cig was used as a prop for the shoot. While this is decidedly good news, I still maintain that I hate smoking. I am very happy to know that Neil Patrick Harris and his lungs are happy and healthy!!
Our dear Britney Spears brings her tour The Circus starring Britney Spears back to the Staples Center here in Los Angeles, CA tonight (after debuting the show here in SoCal earlier this year) but has already been seen around town getting reacquainted with home. Brit Brit made a beeline to her fave Starbucks location yesterday to refuel her caffeine supply:
It appears that Britters was a bit unruly before she hit Starbucks but calmed down considerably once the caffeine was flowing thru her system. While it’s nice to have her back home again, she won’t be here for very long. She performs here in LA tonight then makes her way down to San Diego, CA tomorrow night then heads to Las Vegas, NV to close out the North American portion of her tour this weekend. But Britney should be back home again by next week … for a longer stretch of time. She doesn’t make her way to Australia to tour then until November. Because I saw the show 3 times earlier this year, I’m taking a pass on seeing the show again tonight … are any of y’all going?
Sarah Michelle Prinze and husband Freddie Prinze Jr. are parents, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. The couple “welcomed their daughter Charlotte Grace Prinze on Saturday, Sept. 19,” says a rep for the actress. “The family is over the moon.” This is the first child for the couple, who revealed that they were expecting back in April. Freddie Prinze Jr. will star on the upcoming season of 24. Sarah Michelle recently changed her last name from Gellar to Prinze.
OMG!!! A GIRL!!!! So many folks thought that SMG was carrying a baby boy but I kinda had a feeling in my gut that she was carrying a baby girl … a Chosen one … she who will RID THE WORLD OF THE SCOURGE OF VAMPIRES … okay, maybe notsomuch … but SMG and FPJ now have a baby girl of their own and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. Charlotte Grace is such a beautiful name. I cannot wait to see what the little darling looks like. It was very sneaky, sneaky of the proud new parents to go and have their baby without telling us right away … but I guess we can forgive them. Much love and many congrats goes out to Sarah Michelle and Freddie on the birth of little Charlotte Grace!! Woot!!
Britney is looking for her next hot t-shirt and she wants you to design it! The winning design will be for sale in the Britney Spears Online Store, the winner will receive designer credit and once printed, we will send you a few of your winning t-shirts! Contest submissions will be accepted starting September 14 at 9am PST, ending September 28 at 5pm PST. Britney will pick her favorite design and we will announce the winner on October 5. Enter today for a chance to see your design come to life! Contest details, rules, approved images and entry form are HERE.
To be honest, this doesn’t sound like a fun contest at all. Yes, if you win you can say you designed a Britney Spears t-shirt but there isn’t any mention of a monetary pay-off at all. All Britney does is sit back, pick the best design and make money. All YOU do is work hard on your design and get a few t-shirts. HMMMMM. I’m sure there will be plenty of folks very willing to enter this contest even tho there isn’t much of a prize. Are any of y’all willing to enter?
Instrumental Saxophone musician Dave Koz, who I have been a fan of for many years (ever since my marching band days in high school), was on hand here in Hollywood today to receive the 2,389th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony that took place in front of the Capitol Records building. Now, I’m sure 99% of you do not know who Dave Koz is but I can assure you, he is an extremely talented musician and I couldn’t be more happy that he received this honor today. Here are a few photos from Dave‘s Walk of Fame ceremony today and some deets about his career accomplishments:
In a career spanning two decades, Dave Koz has established himself as a platinum-selling artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, and instrumental music advocate. A six-time Grammy® nominee, the list of artists he has played with bears testament to his talent and includes such musical luminaries as Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Kenny Loggins, U2, Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Luther Vandross, and Rod Stewart. Many of his own hits – smash singles such as “You Make Me Smile,” Koz’s signature song, “Castle of Dreams,” “Can’t Let You Go” featuring the late Luther Vandross, “Together Again,” “Honey-Dipped,” “All I See Is You,” and “Faces of the Heart,” which was the theme song for “General Hospital” for more than 10 years – were collected in his first-ever retrospective album, Dave Koz – Greatest Hits, which bowed at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and iTunes’ Jazz Album chart in September 2008. “Life In The Fast Lane,” one of four new songs included on the album, spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Smooth Jazz chart and “Bada Bing” hit No. 2. Koz’s latest single, “And Then I Knew,” produced by Rob Cavallo (Dave Matthews Band, Green Day) just went to radio … Koz also serves as the host of a weekday afternoon radio show that’s nationally distributed on the Smooth Jazz Radio Network; and, on weekends, as the host of the Dave Koz Radio Show, now in its 15th year and syndicated in approximately 120 markets. As an entrepreneur, Koz founded Rendezvous Entertainment. As a philanthropist, he has served for 17 years as global ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. He recently partnered with Vinum Cellars, a Napa Valley boutique winery, and Whole Foods Market® to introduce three types of KOZ wines. He is donating all his proceeds from KOZ wines – available exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada – to help Starlight continue its vital mission. Koz completed a four-year term on the Grammy Foundation Artists Committee, has served as National Trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) and is an ongoing member of the Board Of Governors for the Grammy® Foundation.
I met Dave Koz at an in-store meet and greet many years ago while I was still in high school and his kindness and encouragement helped me remain steadfast in my music studies in school. He signed an autograph for me telling me that he would like to hear me play one of his songs, Castle of Dreams, one day and that alone inspired me to keep practicing. When Koz came out publicly as a gay man, his influence spoke to me even more. My good friend Sherri and I have seen Koz perform live in concert many times … and I’m just so happy that he has reached this level of success in his career. Much love and congrats goes out to Dave Koz on his big day. Instrumental jazz fans might want to check out Dave Koz‘s albums … they’re really great :)
Eliza Dushku, Buffyverse alum and current star of the FOX TV series Dollhouse (which returns this Friday night with all new eps), is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Complex magazine. In Eliza‘s coverstory interview, she talks about Dollhouse, her new video game, her upcoming movie projects and her favorite cuss word. Oh yeah, she also features in a very sexy photospread. Here is Eliza‘s Complex coverphoto and excerpts from her coverstory interview:
After all, her futuristic TV show Dollhouse (about people who are brainwashed and given new personas) was a hit with critics but a miss with the ratings—so much so that the network declined to air the season finale. Dushku even prepared to be slapped with the C-word (“cancellation,” morons). But then a funny thing happened on the way to the Internet forums: viewers, galvanized by the news, rallied around the show and fox picked up Dollhouse for a second season. And right now you’re looking at why. ¶ See, the 28-year-old Dushku is an O.G.—Original Geek—and the fans love her for it. She stole scenes in the cult fave tv show Buffy The Vampire Slayer (and later in the film Bring It On and Tru Calling) and has been kicking ass ever since. While Hollywood is busy trying to win over fanboys, Eliza has had them in her leather pants pocket for ages. of course, It doesn’t hurt that her mentor, TV impresario Joss Whedon (the guy behind Dollhouse and Buffy), is the only other person with more geek cred than her. Now Dushku gets a second season and another round of playing a killer/mom/thief/hostage negotiator/girlfriend/blind cult follower/whatever else Joss can think of. But in a show where she can be anyone, Eliza Dushku just wants to be herself. And we couldn’t appreciate it more.
You just started shooting the new season of Dollhouse. How’s it going so far? Eliza Dushku: I got married, consummated my marriage, and had my honeymoon—all yesterday! Today me and the hubby are beating each other down and breaking things. A lot going on, a lot of brawling. Jets and exploding Tahoes and me against a hangar full of giant stunt guys.
That’s a big week. Eliza Dushku: Only when I come into my trailer do I, in secret, peek at my bruises and bangs. [Laughs.] ’Cause while I’m out there I’m like, “I’m good, let’s do another one!”
What’s the biggest difference between last season and this one for you? Eliza Dushku: We’re back because of the love of fans and people who found and stuck with the show. Critics and viewers saw something really special, and the fact that we’re back just confirms that it’s all real. Now we have a chance to go deeper and really look closer in the beast.
Where were you when the show got renewed? Eliza Dushku: I was in Uganda with my mother—who is an African politics professor—and some of her students. We were learning about some of the child soldiers from the war in Uganda and looking at building a trauma center for the rehabilitation and integration of these poor child soldiers. I’ve always had a plan B in terms of my life and my career. I love acting and producing, and I love this business, but at the same time my world is live-or-die based on if I’m on the hottest show. So I live my life, travel, and see what else is out there for me to be a strong part of, you know?
Looking at some of the projects you have down the line, what’s going on with the film Valediction? Eliza Dushku: Valediction is wrapped and gonna be coming out—it’s a really great little movie. It comes in the 2010 slate of projects. I have stuff that I’m developing and negotiating, and I’m focusing on the new Dollhouse season. We have some exciting announcements coming up. The producer element is definitely something that’s driving me a little bit harder. It has me inside the machine. This business is a crapshoot, and now with this added role, I’m getting my hands in it more.
You have the Robert Mapplethorpe biopic that you’re producing too, right? Eliza Dushku: Yes, yes. It’s awesome.
And is that just because you want to see a lot of naked guys? Eliza Dushku: [Laughs.] Where does your head go? No, it really is deeper than that. It’s about self-discovery and self-reflection and breaking the mold of what society and media tells us we’re supposed to be interested in and what we’re supposed to be attracted to…versus what we’re not. That’s interesting to me.
And you’ve got a video game in stores, which I have a feeling might mean more to our readers than a Mapplethorpe biopic. Eliza Dushku: I do! It’s called WET, as in “wetworks” [a euphemism for assassination]. I play a gun for hire, like a working-class Lara Croft. She’s all padded up, a Jack Daniel’s-drinking badass. That just proves again that it’s sort of a fun and kamikaze place for me to play.
The gameplay looks crazy. Eliza Dushku: Yeah, it’s pretty rad. It has that ’70s Tarantino vibe to it.
Does it weird you out that people are gonna be googling “Eliza Dushku Wet”? Eliza Dushku: Why? What’s weird about that? [Laughs.] It is what it is. That’s what my grandma used to say, great words to live by.
It has a lot of swearing in it—the game, not your grandma’s saying. Eliza Dushku: My character has a bit of a truck driver/sailor/killer mouth, no doubt.
After the jump, check out a few more excerpts from Eliza‘s Complex coverstory interview and see some of the sexy pics from her accompanying photospread … More »
Looks like Kevin Federline is tired of all the K-Overfed jokes — because TMZ has learned he officially signed on to do the next season of “Celebrity Fit Club.” Federleezy has packed on the pounds of late … but he’s on a mission to reduce the rolls. Earlier today, a TMZ employee watched Britney’s ex saunter onto the Simi Valley, CA set of the VH1 weight-loss reality show. As TMZ first reported, Bobby Brown, Nicole Eggert and Kevin’s other baby-mama Shar Jackson will also join him in trimming the fat.
There was much speculation that K-Fat was packing on the pounds so that he could score his own reality TV series to chronicle his weight loss but I guess he’s just not a big enough celeb (as it were) to warrant his own show. Now he’ll be competing against nobodies more famous than he is (ie. Bobby Brown, Nicole Eggert) and his very own first babymama Shar Jackson to shed away all that extra weight. This is just … sad.
Madonna will be releasing her new greatest hits collection Celebration next Tuesday and to promote its release, a new TV commercial will be hitting the airwaves in the coming days. Here is our first look at the new TV promo spot for Maddy‘s Celebration greatest hits collection:
Clocking in at 2 minutes, I’m thinkin’ the full version of this commercial will only be airing during the wee hours of night … but I suspect an edited version will be showing up in primetime. Who’s excited?
Yesterday was a gloriously do nothing day for me. Because of all the running around that I’ve been doing the past few weeks, it was very nice to not have to do a single thing … at all. I toyed with the idea of seeing a movie but, to be honest, I had a hard time getting off the couch. I watched some TV and really put a dent in Valley of the Dolls, the book that I am currently reading:
I have been trying to read this book for the past few weeks, well … for the past few years! It’s been on my book pile forever and I finally got around to reading it. I cannot believe how much I love it. The prose is so well-written, it’s very easy to just get lost in the story. I’m still very early in but I can already understand why this classic book has remained a cult classic for decades.
Tonight The Turtle Party: Book Club meets after much delay … we will FINALLY be discussing Good Omens and should be deciding which book to read next. To be honest, it’ll be great to see the Turtle Party folks again … it’s been too long.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if instead of Disney’s wussification of Marvel’s characters, the tables were turned and instead Marvel turned the Disney princesses into Skrull invaders and zombies like this Dark Little Mermaid? All the images are by illustrator Jeffrey Thomas, who’s as twisted as he is brilliant. Please oh please can’t we at least get a comic book out of these images?
Aren’t these illustrations fantastic? I love mashing up characters like this … seeing the Disney Princesses in a more dark light only highlights their personalities, I think. Some of them look evil (ie. Ariel the Little Mermaid) but some of them just look more realistic and strong (ie. Pocahontas). I LOVE these illustrations. I urge you to visit Thomas‘s website HERE to see these illustrations in higher resolution … they’re really amazing. One can only hope that the marriage between Disney and Marvel might bring to fruition an alliance like this … my guess is that it won’t really happen but it’s nice to wish … upon a star.
Two of Bravo TV‘s most beloved housewives from their Real Housewives series met up for lunch yesterday at Villa Blanca here in SoCal. Here’s a cute photo of NeNe Leakes and her hubby Gregg Leakes, from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, at lunch with Gretchen Rossi and her new beau Slade Smiley (who previously romanced OC housewife Jo De La Rosa), from The Real Housewives of Orange County yesterday afternoon:
NeNe is prolly my favorite of all of the Housewives and I love that she met up with Gretchen for a quiet lunch with just their husbands and any available paparazzo within a 20 mile radius. These savvy reality TV stars know what they are doing and made a wise choice to dine at Villa Blanca. NeNe and Gretchen got really close during lunch — after the jump, find out just how close they got … More »
Now, either LopAnthony bought themselves a lemon of a football team OR they are just bad luck … but still, it’s really early in the football season and the Dolphins have plenty of time to turn things around. I do find it a bit comical that the Dolphins need to host red carpet parties now that LopAnthony are part-owners of the team … I doubt the actual players get such a reception when they show up to play. Here’s hoping the Dolphins‘ luck turns around quickly … it’d really suck if they ended up turning out to be a bunch of pigeons.
Victoria Beckham, who couldn’t be in London last week to be a part of an impromptu Spice Girls reunion dinner, made her way to the UK this week to attend London Fashion Week events this week … and I gotta say, she looked pretty fabulous doing so. Vicki B. was lookin’ smart in one of the dresses from her fashion line in daytime and then looked kinda fab in a handkerchief dress for the nighttime events … behold:
I’m hearing that VB has been running non-stop since she arrived in London (apparently, she was lookin’ very bedraggled by night’s end) and seems very intent on hitting as many fashion events as possible. I suppose it’s a good thing that the Spices didn’t wait just one week to reunite this week in London because methinks VB would be TOO BIZZY to deign to join them for dinner anyway. Seriously, who needs a Spice Girl reunion anyways … VB was lookin’ fab all by herself … she don’t need those mean girls … the jerks.
It’s been a little while since we’ve seen Amy Winehouse here on the blog so I thought we might check in with our fave British trainwreck and see what she is up to. It turns out that she was spotted in Barnet (outside of North London in the UK) confronting an alleged bully who had been harassing her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield … did I mention this alleged bully is a young schoolgirl? It turns out that Amy got so heated when confronting this young girl, she started berating her … and even SPIT on the little girl. Oh Amy … why you so crazy?
I understand that after Amy assaulted this young girl with her screams and her saliva, she started a dust-up with some of her goddaughter’s schoolmates as well … and had to be restrained by a concerned bystander. After she calmed down, Amy then signed autographs and was persuaded to leave the premises. How this woman is still able to walk the streets freely is beyond me but … she’s a pistol, that Amy Winehouse. I suggest that the Southgate School in Barnet get themselves some better security … you never know when Amy might attack again.
Here are a few photos of Hugh Jackman, lookin’ all slick and stuff in his snazzy suit, as he spent some time in the West Village of NYC yesterday with the lovely ladies in his life … his beautiful daughter Ava Eliot and his wifey Deborra-Lee Furness:
We don’t get to see much of Ms. Furness here on the blog but I thought these pics of Hugh and his ladies were too cute not to share. As you may know, Hugh is in NYC these days cuz he is performing with Daniel Craig on Broadway in a play called A Steady Rain. I’m thinkin’ Hugh was all dressed up for the show (about two Chicago cops) when these pics were snapped. Ava and Deborra are a couple of lucky ladies, don’tcha think?
Great news for fans of the original version of Melrose Place and those new fans of the redux version … after initially turning down an offer to reprise her role as superbitch extraordinaire Amanda Woodward, Heather Locklear has finally agreed to appear on MP in the character that redefined the word “bitch” in the 1990s. Here is the full text of the just released press release announcement:
Heather Locklear will reprise her role as scheming vixen Amanda Woodward of “Melrose Place,” which airs Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on The CW. Locklear will make her debut appearance on the show Tuesday, November 17. “We’re ecstatic to have the chance to bring Amanda Woodward back to ‘Melrose Place,’” said executive producers Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer. “Heather’s involvement in the show is something we’ve been working on for some time as we couldn’t imagine creating and producing this show without the iconic character’s inclusion.” Locklear joined the popular 1990s series of “Melrose Place” at the end of season one and stayed on throughout the series’ successful seven-year run. She joins original castmates Laura Leighton, Thomas Calabro, Josie Bisset and Daphne Zuniga in the updated version for The CW.
As you may recall, Locklear turned down an offer to reprise her role because she felt it “didn’t make sense” for her to return to the show … something must’ve changed between then and now because it clearly makes sense for her to come back. My guess is that the price was right and Locklear finally decided she wasn’t getting any younger ;) I love the mixture of old characters and new on Melrose Place … this is great news! I already love the show … having Amanda Woodward back in the mix will make it all the better. I hope she will still wear those micro-miniskirts that she made famous in the 90′s … perhaps she can revive that fashion trend again.
LA Times photographer David Strick was granted access to the Vancouver, BC set of The Twilight Saga: New Moon and was able to snap some pretty fantastic photos. Here is but one of the fab photos Strick managed to snap of shirtless Twilight star Taylor Lautner for the LA Times‘ Hollywood Backlot … behold:
Oh, the squeals of delight are in the air again. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” will be released on November 20, and tickets are selling quickly … way in advance! Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner return to the supernatural world of vampires and werewolves in this sequel to the uber popular “Twilight.” David Strick was on the set about 15-20 minutes outside of Vancouver as director Chris Weitz and the cast and crew shot scenes late at night, in a very chilly Capilano Park Forest, until at least 4 a.m.
Oh people … there is MUCH more where this came from. Not only was Strick able to snap more hawt photos of shirtless Lautner but he also managed to shoot a few cool-looking photos of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as well — but honesty, it’s the shirtless snaps that are the real draw. After the jump, check out a few more photos … More »
Tom Cruise has relocated his family to Boston, MA for the filming of his new movie WichitaKnight and Day and he and wifey Katie Holmes were spotted jogging on the streets of Bean Town earlier today. Oh and wouldn’t you know it, TomKat were even dressed alike … behold:
For as crazy as things started out for these two, they really seem to have leveled off quite a bit. I can’t say that I’m totally convinced that TomKat are a product true love and not of successful brainwashing but they do seem happy and have seemed happy for sometime now. I still find it odd that Tom tends to shadow Katie more times than not … even during their jog he had to reach out and hold her hand (tenderly? or to keep her from bolting?). I expect there will be more TomKat sightings in Boston in the coming weeks … you have been warned.
I’m pretty sure Emma is back in the UK to take care of some biz (most likely movie biz or mebbe clothes designing biz) and she’ll be back at Brown in no time. I bet she is anxious to get all her affairs in the UK sorted out so that she can finally settle down into quiet college life here in the States. I know we’ll be very happy to have her … but I can understand why the UK would want to get her back home every now and again ;)
Twi-hard Twilighters have much to celebrate today … the official album artwork and tracklisting for the soundtrack album for The Twilight Saga: New Moon has been released — and there is much cause for celebration. The soundtrack boasts 15 tracks by some amazing artists like Thom Yorke (of Radiohead), Lykke Li, The Killers and more. Here is our first look at the album artwork and the accompanying press release announcement:
The highly anticipated track listing for The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack is here! MySpace Music exclusively reveals the list of artists being featured on the hit film’s soundtrack, which will consist of completely original music. While there’s been much speculation about who would be contributing, it’s now confirmed. Wondering who made the cut? The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack will be released on October 20 by Atlantic Records. Some of the artists created the songs after being shown footage from the movie to use as a guide. The songs are all exclusive to the soundtrack. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, and is directed by Chris Weitz. It will be released nationwide on November 20. MySpace previously debuted the film’s first trailer, which set a new record for the site with a total of 4.2 million online views within the first 24 hours and a total of 7.8 million within the first seven days. For more information about the Twilight series, visit the official MySpace profile at http://www.myspace.com/twilightthemovie. In The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested. Based on the best-selling book series, the film is the highly anticipated next installment to the movie Twilight, which has grossed $380MM globally at the box office, and has become a worldwide sensation and cultural phenomenon.
So I managed to get home to LA from NY last night in record time. My Virgin America flight got in an hour early, without a single delay at all. It was the quickest trip from NY to LA I’ve ever had the pleasure to fly. As much as I’m gonna miss David, who decided to stay in NYC for another week to enjoy the city, I am really happy to be home.
Today is the 10th anniversary of the release of the Nine Inch Nails album The Fragile and fans have taken to Twitter to get #thefragile into the trending topics in celebration:
It’s really insane to realize that such an epic album is already 10 years old … and that Nine Inch Nails has come to an end. As should be clearly evident by now, I’ve been a huge NIN fan for years … The Fragile was such a landmark album in the band’s history … listening to it today is just as powerful as listening to it for the first time back in 1999. If you have never listened to The Fragile or just want to hear it again, you can do so online HERE. It’s a stunning album … one that will live much longer than it’s first 10 years of existence.
The Nine Inch Nails album The Fragile is 10, Maggie Grace (Lost) is 26, Nicole Richie is 28, Luke Wilson is 38, Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) is 38 and Leonard Cohen is 75 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Last night the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out in a lavish ceremony at the Nokia Theater at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, CA which was broadcast on CBS. As I mentioned earlier, Neil Patrick Harris KILLED as Emmy host last night but the awards show was more than just about him (as hard to believe as that may be). Here are a few pictures from the red carpet arrivals at the 2009 Emmy Awards last night:
Kellan‘s shirt reads, Are you checking Mii out? which seems to be a reference to the Nintendo Wii video game system … but the obvs answer is, Yes, we are!! While I would vastly prefer to see photos of Mr. Lutz in various states of undress, I suppose any photos of the big lug are worth checking out ;)
If there’s anyone suited to fight a crime involving fashion, it’s style guru Tim Gunn. This fall, the Project Runway fashion mentor will shed his designer suits for an edgier look in Loaded Gunn, the first of four comics in Marvel’s limited edition fashion-themed comic series, Models, Inc. “Isn’t it just utterly and totally surreal?” says Gunn, who is thrilled with his likeness as a superhero. “This is one of those make-a-wish things that could never happen.” In the story, when a special museum retrospective of superhero style is attacked, Gunn comes to the rescue — with a little help from Iron Man. (“It’s because I don’t have any superpowers of my own!”) “There are lots of debates about how much it looks like me,” says Gunn, who chose to leave the creative process to the experts at Marvel. “I said, ‘Gentleman, this is your business. This is not what I do. I do not even want to remotely weigh in on it or micromanage it.’ ” Gunn’s comic-book likeness sounds like him as well, and Runway fans will recognize catchphrases such as “Gather ’round, everyone” woven into his polite way of speaking. Could a superhero-themed design challenge be in Runway’s future? “You never know,” Gunn says. “I think it would be wonderful to do.” As for ratings, Runway’s first season in Los Angeles — and on Lifetime — drew a record 4.2 million viewers for its premiere. “People seem to love it,” Gunn says. “I honestly haven’t heard anything negative. If they did hate it, then I’d like to know.” Gunn says he has loved comic books since childhood. If he were to choose a favorite based solely on style, it’s Gotham’s own Batman, “the most debonair of superheroes.” “He’s sort of the James Bond of superheroes,” Gunn says.
Is there anything that Tim Gunn cannot do? Not only has he caught the hearts of Project Runway designers AND viewers alike but now he’s teaming up with one of the most iconic superheroes of all time to feature in a fun new comic book? Seriously, I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like Tim Gunn and, to be honest, I don’t think I’d want to even be friends with such a person. Tim just emanates pure positivity and bends over backwards to pass along that positivity to everyone he encounters. I was fortunate enough to meet Tim Gunn at a GLAAD event here in SoCal a couple of years ago (you can see a pic HERE) and he is truly as nice as he seems on TV. As for Project Runway, I agree that people who are watching seem to love it. It’s the same great show we’ve come to love over the years, I’m totally hooked again!! I love to support Gunn‘s endeavors whatever they may be. As a comic book fan, I’ll deffo be picking up Loaded Gunn when it becomes available. If you would like to order this issue online, you can do so HERE.
Five hundred days of summer – plus one day of marriage. Zooey Deschanel, 29, and Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard, 33, tied the knot Saturday night near Seattle, her rep tells PEOPLE. The couple got engaged last year when Gibbard presented Deschanel with a three-carat diamond and platinum Neil Lane ring, a source told PEOPLE at the time. Deschanel currently stars in (500) Days of Summer. Gibbard also is in the indie band the Postal Service.
Yes, the reports are very light on deets … all we know for sure is that the happy emo couple got hitched and are now husband and wife. I honestly don’t know much about their relationship other than the fact that after about a year of dating, Zooey and Ben got engaged last December. The seem like a great couple so I wish them nothing but love and many happy years of wedded bliss together!! Congrats!!
Over the weekend a new preview clip from the upcoming This Is It Movie, which hits theaters next month and features hours of rehearsal footage of the making of MJ‘s ill-fated This Is It Tour, made its way to the Internets. Here are a few screencaps from the preview clip which features MJ himself rehearsing the performance for his song Human Nature:
Days after the unleashing of the first trailer for “This Is It”, another sneak peek at the movie built around Michael Jackson’s rehearsal footage has been released in the form of a clip. This brand new snippet comes out courtesy of Apple. It revolves around the King of Pop’s rehearsal for the “Human Nature” song with director Kenny Ortega watching on the side. In addition to the fresh clip, Apple has put out a two-minute plus trailer for the feature film. Containing mostly similar footage to the one debuted during 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, this trailer offers a number of fresh footage, which are scattered throughout, and further info about the movie release. “This Is It” offers a behind-the-scenes footage of Michael preparing for a series of the O2 London shows he was rehearsing before he passed away on June 25. It will compile more than 100 hours of video footage concert promoter AEG Live shot during April, May and June 2009. This movie will be released in theaters across the world for a limited two-week engagement, starting on October 28. This documentary movie got a thumb up for production in early August when AEG Live and co-executors of Jackson’s estate reached a deal with Sony to make and release the movie. The studio was reported to have acquired the footage for as much as $60 million, from a bidding that was started at $50 million.
I have to admit, seeing the expanded trailer for the This Is It Movie which debuted on the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards last weekend really got me excited to see the movie. Had things turned out differently and had MJ lived to perform the This Is It Tour in London, David and I would be in London right now for the event. It’s still so crazy to know that MJ has really died … his memory lives on so powerfully, even now. After the jump, check out video of Michael Jackson rehearsing Human Nature for the This Is It Movie … More »
Here are a few adorable photos of Gwen Stefani with her PERFECT family — hubby Gavin Rossdale and sons Kingston James McGregor & Zuma Nesta Rock — enjoying a lovely, sunny day here in a park in SoCal yesterday afternoon:
We haven’t been able to see much of the Stefani-Rossdales here on the blog lately … mainly because Gwen was touring with No Doubt for much of the Summer. I believe her family was on the road with her but that left no time for them to just relax and play on the weekends. It’s crazy that little Zuma Nesta is already 1 years old! It seems like the cute little guy was just born and now he’s already 1. To be honest, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Gwen and Gavin decided to have another child soon … I bet she is desperate for a girl. Whatever the case may be, it’s hard to imagine this little family getting more perfect … but I’m sure they’ll do it.
Just when you thought television was safe, Dr. Horrible took over. The doctor, a supervillain conceived by Joss Whedon and played by Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris for the Web series “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” interrupted what would doubtless have been a fascinating explanation of how nominations are tabulated. Decrying “corporate entertainment” and even the awards’ “athletic and luminous host,” Horrible laid out a plan to take over television, but was quickly thwarted by nemesis Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion). Sadly, contrary to previous reports, the short wasn’t a musical bit. The Internet series won the confusingly titled Short-Format Live-Action Special Class award at the Emmys’ Creative Arts ceremony, held separately from the televised event.
Yes, folks, Neil Patrick Harris — who hosted the Emmy Awards last night — also stars as Dr. Horrible and managed to make his role as Best.AwardsShow.Host. even funnier. In addition to this little invasion by Dr. Horrible, NPH also performed an amazing song titled Put Down the Remote to inspire viewers at home to stay tuned into the Emmy Awards show broadcast last night:
NPH really expanded on the amazing job he did hosting the Tony Awards earlier this year and really hit it out of the ballpark last night. After the jump, check out video of Dr. Horrible‘s invasion of the Emmy Awards and watch NPH‘s performance of Put Down the Remote … More »
Loved 1992’s Single White Female? Then you’ll love 2010’s Leighton Meester-Minka Kelly thriller, The Roommate. Like Female, Roommate focuses on obsession: The film follows a college freshman (Meester) who develops an unhealthy fascination with her roommate (Kelly). For her role, Meester says she went method, researching mental illness with the help of psychologists and films like 1974’s A Woman Under the Influence. The actress tried to keep her distance from cast members — and a litter of kittens being used for the film — in order to retain her character’s level of emotional aloofness. “You would think that that idea of playing somebody who’s out of control or lost touch with reality is somehow fun, but it was to a point of discomfort,” the actress says. “[My character] is completely delusional and it’s definitely a cause of a chemical imbalance, so that wasn’t the easiest and most enjoyable thing. Even in her most normal moments, she’s genuinely a disturbed person. She had very abnormal wheels turning at all times.” But will friends let Meester play psychiatrist, now that she’s garnered knowledge about mental health? Not quite, says Meester. “I don’t think they’ll want my advice after they see this movie.”
We already know that Leighton Meester can act in TV, music videos and other miscellaneous projects so it remains to be seen if she can hold her own on the big screen. Personally, I think she can handle it. Playing a psychotic, obsessive crazy sounds like a lot of fun … methinks she’ll do well in this role. Again, we’re being given a “new” movie based on an old movie but Single White Female was so fun the first time around, I’m kinda curious to see what this updated version will look like. This is one redux I’d be willing so watch.
Altho my dear David is celebrating his birthday today, a bunch of us got together last night to get the party started early to celebrate his 26th first with a cocktail party at our friend Marissa’s and then at dinner in the West Village at a place called Bobo. David‘s NYC friends came out for the affair as did our friend Jordan from LA, our Detroit friend Oriana and David‘s sisters and aunts. We had a fabulous night of food and revelry … here are a few photos:
The food was fab, the drinks were strong … and never-ending … yes, folks, a great time was had by all. Because David will remain here in NYC for another week we’re gonna have to do his West Coast birthday party after he gets home. Last night was a lot of fun, it was great having so many friends and family members in one place … ’twas fun, ’twas fun.
I have to give a shout-out to Pink readers Jessica and Mindy who I randomly met at Bobo last night:
It was my extreme pleasure meeting them both :)
This afternoon we’re stepping out for a Birthday Brunch before I leave for LA. Yes, I have to get back home to take care of the homestead while David continues his stay here in NYC for the next week. Soooo … I’ll be comin’ atcha from the West Side tomorrow mornin’. Remember, if you’d like to send a Birthday Message to David you can do so on his Twitter profile HERE.
Huzzah!! It is time once again to pause and reflect and gawk and gander at the Hot Dude of the Week! Today we get to meet a handsome and beefy chap who doesn’t mind inviting photographers into his shower … which, you gotta admit, isn’t a bad personality trait ;) Say hello to Matt W:
Who doesn’t love a guy who has no qualms about sharing his showering time with close friends. It is this kind of locker room camaraderie that makes professional sport so much fun! Wouldn’t it be great if more guys like Matt W. were so open to sharing their showering experiences? I’d be happy to bring along the soap ;) Enjoy!!
David Beckham scored once and assisted on another goal to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC. The Galaxy remain two points behind Houston for the Western Conference lead and are third in the MLS with 41 points. The top team in each conference and the clubs that have the next six highest point totals qualify for the playoffs. Beckham scored in the ninth minute with a left-foot strike from 17 yards. Edson Buddle clinched the win with seven minutes to play. Former Manchester United star Beckham said: ‘Tonight, I was happy with my goal and I was happy with the assist I gave to Landon and Eddie, but I think it was the overall team performance that was exceptional tonight.’ Galaxy boss Bruce Arena said: ‘David’s a real good player, there’s no question about it. He is a person with a lot of pride, besides that outstanding ability that he has. He did everything he could tonight to lead this team. I thought his performance was outstanding.’
As per usual, Becks had his cheering squad in the hiz last night rooting him and the LA Galaxy to victory:
And by games end, as he is usually wont to do, Becks stripped off his soccer jersey so that he could walk off the field victorious — and shirtless. After the jump, check out the pics of Becks sans kit … More »
Twilight star and part-time rocker Jackson Rathbone took time out of his bizzy Twilight schedule to perform with his band 100 Monkeys at a Vancouver, BC record store called Neptoon Records in Mount Pleasant. As you can see in the following photos, Rathbone used the opportunity to debut his sexy new porn’stache:
Now, I’m normally a fan of the porn’stache … merely for the cheek factor … but I don’t think I’m really feelin’ this look on Jackson. The bouffant hair’do has got to go … mebbe the ‘stache will look better without the up’do. I dunno … what do y’all think? Do we like the trash’stache on Mr. Rathbone?
It would appear that these photos were snapped in the early AM cuz JGL looks a little sleepy but I’m sure he’ll be up and at ‘em in no time. Makin’ movies may be a difficult task for some folks but clearly it ain’t no thang for JGL.
Chris Pine, who is know for his frequents walks in and around the greater Los Angeles, CA area, has made his way to NYC to carry on his tradition of bipedal mobility here in Manhattan. Generally, Pine doesn’t do anything other than look fine when he is out and about … and these photos are no exception … behold:
It was sunny and cool here in NYC so it makes sense that Chris would decide on a light jean jacket before stripping it off as the day warmed up. Couple his ensemble with those snazzy blue suede shoes and you’ve got yourself a looker. It’s nice to see that Chris Pine isn’t just partial to showing off his fineness in SoCal … the lucky folks here in NYC get to enjoy as well.
Birthday Lurve goes out to my sweet boo who is celebrating his birthday today. I hope all y’all will join me in sending out all our Birthday Lurve and best wishes to David who is turning, much to his chagrin, one year older today:
This fun photo of David was snapped last year when we were on holiday in Iceland for his birthday … we were resting up after a visit to Gullfoss (Golden Falls) Waterfall at the Hvítá River. This year, David wanted to spend his birthday in NYC with some of his family and many of his friends. We celebrated David’s birthday last night at dinner at Bobo here in Manhattan and I’ll share some of those pics a little later on … but, again, I hope you’ll send all your Birthday Lurve to the love of my life today!! Happy Birthday, David!!
Here are a few photos of ex-lovers Kristin Cavallari and Brody Jenner together again filming scenes for the upcoming new season of The Hills which premieres on MTV in just a few short days. Since Kristin is the new queen bee on the show, it makes sense that she would be required to film scenes with almost all of the show castmembers … but I’m guessing it wasn’t too difficult to get her to reunite with Brody for these new beach scenes:
To be completely honest, I highly doubt that KC and Brody will be rekindling any old romances on the show … but it is nice to see them together again. I thought they made a great couple back in the day. The new promo commercials for The Hills feature exclusively Kristin with a big sign that reads The Bitch is Back:
None of the other castmembers are even mentioned … at all. Clearly MTV wants us to know The Hills will become The Kristin Cavallari Show … and what KC wants, KC gets … even if it’s alonetime with Brody. Weeeeeeee!! I cannot *wait* for this show to get back on the air!! September 29 can’t get here quick enough for me!!
Last night David and I were able to attend the Friday night performance of Rock of Ages on Broadway, which was our second time seeing the show …. to see the Broadway debut of my good friend Tom Lenk! Broadway veteran Kerry Butler (who I LOVED in Xanadu: the Musical) also joined the show last night in the lead role of Sherrie! I can’t even express how much more amazing Rock of Ages is now that Tom and Kerry have joined the cast:
It was so cool seeing Tom‘s name in the Playbill … seeing him on stage was just fantastic. He kills as Franz and I cannot recommend enough that all y’all should see this show NOW! The show was fantastic the last time I saw it, it’s even better now. After the jump, check out some of the photos that I was able to take with some of the castmembers on the show stage after the show was finished last night … More »
Here is this week’s batch of photos send in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Brittany from Baltimore, MD sends in an absolutely adorable photo of her baby girl Madelynn Grace who was born at 8lbs. six weeks ago — Danielle, whose lovely face we’ve seen here on the blog before, sends in a beautiful photo with her BFF Joanna who got married last weekend in Kelowna, British Columbia — Marijke from Southampton, England sends in a pic of her BFF Sarah who, after much hard work, study and determination, is heading off to study nursing in London this month — Melissa from South Carolina, who is a proud cloth diapering mom, sends in a pic of her new endeavor to spread the word of the benefits of cloth diapering — Daniel, who got to meet Britney Spears in Des Moines, IA last weekend, sends in a pic from backstage and tells the tale of meeting Britney on his blog HERE:
Thank you all so much for another batch of amazing reader photos!! Y’all look so great. Please keep the photos coming, they are a joy to receive each and every week … I urge you to keep ‘em coming. It’s so fun that we can all share our fun experiences with one another. Love to you all!!
Earlier this week on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the ladies showed off their collection of alter-ego photos that were shot by Atlanta photographer Derek Blanks and featured each of the housewives — NeNe Leakes, Shereé Whitfield, Lisa Wu-Hartwell, Kim Zolciak and Kandi Burress — showing two different sides to their personalities (at least, that was the original premise of the shoot). In case you missed it or just want to see them again, here are the photos shot by Blanks of the Atlanta Housewives showing off their dual personalities:
NENE LEAKES — After directing her costars during their shoots, NeNe stepped in front of the camera to portray a pole-dancing stripper and a reluctant socialite tipper.
SHEREE WHITFIELD — Making light of her much-hyped “seven-figure” divorce settlement, the She by Shereé designer posed as a fashionista and a robber.
LISA WU-HARTWELL — Watch the cookies! At the alter-ego photo shoot, NeNe got her pal to pose as a punk and a goody-goody Girl Scout.
KIM ZOLCIAK — Deciding not to dress up like a black version of herself, Kim chose to pose as a mistress and her lover’s scorned wife at a Laundromat.
KANDI BURRESS — Kandi, whose friends were involved in a drunk-driving accident, decided send a message, portraying an intoxicated clubber who got behind the wheel and her victim.
I personally was not too impressed by all of the photos. I thought NeNe, Shereé and Lisa had the right attitude … Kim‘s photo is fug and Kandi‘s photo – while admirable – wasn’t really a photo showcasing her dual personality. Overall, I thought the shoot was fun tho … Blanks has come up with a very creative idea and he has shot some very cool photos. I just love the Atlanta Housewives, they are my fave of the bunch. What do y’all think of these photos … are they cool or do they miss the mark?
Here are the first photos snapped on the Canadian set of the movie version of the 80′s TV show The A-Team. To my knowledge, there are still a few key roles to be cast in the film but it looks like production on the film is already underway. Check out the 2010 version of the classic A-Team van:
While the new Karate Kid movie is a remake of the original film, there has never been a movie version of The A-Team. As a kid, I didn’t really watch The A-Team, even tho I was well aware that Mr. T was the break-out star of the show. I guess I don’t have the same affinity for The A-Team like I do for The Karate Kid so I don’t mind the idea of a new movie version so much. I’m very curious to see who they actual sign on to portray The A-Team characters … I think this movie will be judged on casting before the thing even gets made. If they don’t get the B. A. Baracus character right, there ain’t no hope for the movie. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Now that Nicole Richie has given birth to her second child we can look to Sarah Michelle Gellar (who should be next to pop) and Heidi Klum (who should follow shortly thereafter) as the next celeb moms to give birth. SMG was spotted making her way to pilates class yesterday lookin’ absolutely rotund … we have been told that she is due to give birth “this Fall” but methinks she’ll be birthin’ that baby any day now:
It’s pretty amazing that SMG is still keeping very active this late in her pregnancy. She has been attending pilates classes for weeks now and she really is showing no signs of slowing down … no matter how big she continues to get. I’m terrible at judging baby bumps but I wouldn’t be surprised if more than one little bundle of joy pops out of that bump. As we all know, this is baby #1 for SMG and hubby Freddie Prinze, Jr. … I know that I can’t wait for this baby to be born already!!
Welp, it looks like another beloved movie from the 1980′s has been pilfered and repackaged for rerelease to a new generation of viewers … The Karate Kid remake film has begun production and will feature Jackie Chan in the “Mr. Miyagi” role and Jaden Pinkett-Smitt (son of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith) will take on the Daniel LaRusso role. In this remake, the young karate student movies to Beijing, China and he studies under his sensei in order to learn how to protect himself from bullies … not exactly the storyline of the original film but it will have the same Karate Kid name. Here are a few photos of Chan and the young Pinkett-Smith filming scenes for the remake:
The first pictures from the set of “Kung Fu Kid”, a loose remake to 1984 hit “The Karate Kid”, have surfaced. Put out by Spoiler TV, the set photos center their attention to two of its major characters, Jaden Smith’s Dre and his Kung Fu mentor, Jackie Chan’s Mr. Han. The series of images capture the two shooting for training sequence on a misty dock. In this updated version of “Karate Kid”, Jaden takes the role of a boy who moves to Beijing with his mother. There, he’ll encounter a bully situation similar to what Daniel LaRusso, the main character in “Karate Kid” faced. Learning how to stand up for himself, the teenager gets a helping hand from an eccentric mentor. “Kung Fu Kid” is in production under the direction of helmer Harald Zwart. Screenwriter Steven Conrad has been hired to work on Chris Murphy’s script. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” star Taraji P. Henson stars as Dre’s mother. Produced by Jaden’s father, Will Smith, this drama film is scheduled to be released in U.S. on June 11, 2010.
While I suppose it’s commendable that the remake has been changed a bit from the original, I can’t help but feel that there are just too damn many remakes coming out these days. It’s as if every original idea has been exhausted and there is nowhere left to look for new films than to films that have already been made. I LOVE the original Karate Kid … even tho it’s hella cheesy to watch now … there is something about the original that seems almost holy. I can’t believe that this remake will surpass the original. It’s a cute idea but I don’t know that I’m at all interested in seeing the final product. What do y’all think … will you pay up to see this Karate Kid remake?
Here are a couple of cute pics of actress Sarah Jessica Parker all dolled up in a pretty green dress earlier today on the NYC set of the sequel film Sex and the City 2 which has been filming around Manhattan for the past couple of weeks:
Clearly, SJP‘s character Carrie Bradshaw is all glammed up for an extra special event … BUT I have two more photos to share that are DEFINITELY MAYBE storyline spoilers for SaTC 2. I will tease that Kim Cattrall features in the next set of photos but YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE THEM if you don’t want to risk having the SaTC 2 storyline spoiled. Those of you who are too curious not to look, check out the photos after the jump … More »
Filming continues on the Vancouver, BC set of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and today we get to see a few photos of Peter Facinelli, the daddy vampire of the Cullen family, hanging out with Chaske Spencer, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Bronson Pelletier who make up the werewolf pack that is featured in both Eclipse and New Moon. In case you are unaware, Facinelli is the one who is practically glowing in the dark in these photos:
Since all the wolves are wearing matching robes, methinks they are shooting a shirtless scene and are all covered up in between takes. It’s been a long while since I’ve read Eclipse so I don’t really recall what part of the story this is but … I’m sure it’ll all come together in the end. These are fun pics and all but I think I’d much rather see more pics of Twilight star Kellan Lutz in the gym.
Donatella Versace is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Out magazine. Clearly, Donatella knows who butters her bread (ie. the gays) so she finally decided to grace the cover of Out mag to explain to the world “What it takes to be Donatella Versace”. Here is Donatella‘s coverphoto along with the full text of the accompanying press release:
Out’s October issue shines the light on one of the most well-known and admired women in the fashion industry’s history, Donatella Versace. Gracing the cover alongside the new Versace man, Donatella goes on to discuss her take on American fashion, her inspirations and those who parody her seemingly outrageous life. Luckily, being in on the joke is part of her charm. Of Maya Rudolph’s now famous impersonation, Versace laughs, “I talked to her on the phone, Maya. I gave her suggestions on what to do about me.” Inside the issue, Versace articulates her own fashion sense and desire to show-off her sexiness to Out Editor in Chief Aaron Hicklin. “I always have to be sexy because I like to be sexy. Just for myself.” But when asked if there is such a thing as being too sexy, she quickly retorts, “Never, never! You can be too boring, but you can never be too sexy.” In addition to Hicklin’s electric interview with Versace, photographer Alexei Hay introduces us to Versace’s Fall/Winter 2009 Men’s collection, as well as the new Versace man.
I dunno why but I am wholly fascinated by Donatella Versace … but to be honest, I think I like her best when Maya Rudolph portrays her on Saturday Night Live. I imagine the real Donatella is interesting as well … but can’t be nearly as fun as she is portrayed on SNL. Click HERE to read the full Out magazine coverstory interview with Ms. Versace online or pick up a copy of the issue which hits newsstands next week.
Oprah Winfrey, the HBIC of the world, taped an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show live in Rumsey Playfield in Central Park here in NYC today and none other than Mariah Carey was among her special guests. Here are a couple photos of Mimi and the Big O taping The Oprah Winfrey Show earlier today here in NYC:
I understand that NYC mayor Bloomberg, Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman are also scheduled to appear on today’s show but Mimi brought along a special guest of her own. After the jump, see who tagged along to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show with Mariah Carey earlier today … More »
Tori Amos, goddess extraordinaire, has announced on her official website that she will be releasing a holiday album titled Midwinter Graces in November. At meet + greets with fans during this Summer’s Sinful Attraction Tour, Tori let slip the news that she would be releasing an Xmas or Winter Solstice album this year, so I’ve been expecting this announcement. Here is the full text of Tori‘s announcement complete with album tracklist:
After nearly two decades writing and recording some of her generation’s most emotionally powerful music, Tori Amos will release her first seasonal album, Midwinter Graces, on November 10 via Universal Republic. A follow up to Tori’s critically acclaimed studio album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin, Midwinter Graces will find Tori reworking and expanding on classic carols as well as developing some of her very own seasonal tracks. Midwinter Graces is an album that has been in the making for the past 40 years. Raised in the Baltimore area under the watchful eye of her Methodist minister father, Tori grew up playing holiday carols at Sunday services and Christmas Day celebrations in her father’s church. These were the songs that gave a young Tori her first taste of music, and now almost 40 years later Tori gets her own chance to reimagine the classics. For Midwinter Graces, Amos has again teamed up with long time collaborators Matt Chamberlain on drums, Jon Evans on bass, and Mac Aladdin on guitars. Tori has enlisted the help of a Big Band and an Orchestra with stunning John Philip Shenale arrangements to create Tori’s new seasonal classics.
After the jump, check out our first look at the album artwork for Tori Amos‘s Midwinter Graces and see the album’s full tracklist … More »
Isn’t he the most darling little man you’ve ever seen? Little Jasper is such a good baby … no crying, no fussing … just a lot of staring and fist-making (which is his fave new pastime). Jasper is only 3 months old but he already has an amazingly cute personality … it’s going to be a joy being able to see this little boy grow up. It was lovely seeing Sashie and Will again but we just couldn’t get enough of Jasper :)
Tonight, David and I will be seeing Rock of Ages on Broadway for the second time …
… because this time around, our good friend Tom Lenk is joining the cast!! Tom will be making his Broadway debut tonight and I couldn’t be happier/more proud of him. As if seeing Tom in Rock of Ages wasn’t exciting enough, Kerry Butler (from Xanadu: the Musical) is joining the cast of RoA tonight as well as the lead character Sherrie! My new fave Broadway musical is about to get A HELLUVALOT cooler with the addition of Tom and Kerry. I can’t wait to see the show again … tonight is gonna be fun :)
Can I get a Hawt Damn?! I can’t say that I can honestly blame Kellan for working out with himself … I mean, look at him. If I were him there would be a lotta things that I’d do with myself … all the time ;) Homie is gettin’ big in the muscles department … and I wholly approve. Yummo!!
Robbie Williams, who has a new album on the way and a new single called Bodies on the airwaves, was spotted making a grand exit from his hotel in Paris, France this week while wearing a silk robe and while wielding a pink light saber … behold:
I’m not sure what the kimono + light saber ensemble has to do with … well … anything … but I suppose it just goes along with Robbie‘s kooky nature. The music video for his new single is pretty cool … it’s great to have him back on the scene … not that anyone in the US even knows who he is, mind you … but at least I’m happy to see him back in the spotlight again … light saber and all.
Former American Idol judge but Forever Your GirlPaula Abdul was spotted leaving her hotel here in NYC yesterday as she made her way to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the VH1Divas event last night … as you can see, she was wielding a fairly sizable spirit stick … behold:
As a former cheerleader, it makes sense that Paula would be schooled in the use of a twirling baton but I’m not sure why she needs to carry it with her in public. Perhaps she felt the need to drive away the hordes of fans and paparazzi who were trying to get near her or, oh right, mebbe she’s just crazy. All in all, tho, I have to give it up for her for handing her replacement on American Idol so well. She really shot herself in the foot by playing hardball with AI during negotiations … and now all she’s left with his her spirit stick. At least no one can take her stick away from her.
Hollywood actress Katherine Heigl has issued the first photo of her newly-adopted daughter. The intimate picture shows the 30-year-old star in a close, loving embrace with husband, Josh Kelley, and 10-month-old Nancy Leigh, or ‘Naleigh’. Naleigh is a special needs baby, born in South Korea and she is named after Katherine’s mother Nancy and sister, Margaret Leigh. An insider told American magazine Us Weekly the fact that Katherine’s new baby has special needs will not be an issue. The insider said: ‘They are thrilled to have a child in their lives, no matter what the challenges.’ At this stage it is not quite clear exactly what Naleigh’s special needs are. Katherine completed the adoption of her new daughter this week after revealing she was soon to be a mother on Ellen DeGeneres’ chat show just last week. She revealed Naleigh’s special needs actually made the adoption process much quicker. Katherine told Ellen: ‘She is a special needs baby and because of that, it all moved so much faster. ‘They wanted to get her to us as quickly as possible.’ Heigl’s own sister was also adopted from Korea, and she said it’s something she had always wanted to do. In fact, the Knocked Up star admitted she was so set on adoption that she even made sure hubby Josh was ok with adoption before they were engaged. She said: ‘I just wanted to make sure that I was marrying a guy who understood that that was going to have to happen.’ Her spokesperson said: ‘Katherine, Josh and Naleigh are together and doing well.’
What a beautiful story … it’s always a joy to see new parents united with new children, whether those children are born or adopted into their new families. You can just see the love emanating in this happy family photo (even without all the added pink hearts). Much congrats and love goes out to Katherine and Josh on the addition of their new daughter! May they all enjoy a long and very happy lifetime of bliss together :)
Is he a Broadway baby in the making? Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel offered fans a glimpse of son Walker, 2 weeks, in a family portrait released Tuesday. Walker – the first child for the Rent stars – was born on Sept. 2. Menzel and Diggs, both 38, met while starring in the 1996 Broadway production of Rent. They wed in January 2003.
What a beautiful baby boy … and a gorgeous family! A baby born of such talented stock is sure to be a sensation when he’s all grown up. Much, much love and congrats goes out to the happy family. While I realize that little Walker is only 2 weeks old, I hope Idina and Taye are planning on making more babies … cuz it’d be a shame if the world was gifted with only one adorable Menzel-Diggs baby. Sooooo cute!!
We could barely contain our excitement when we heard through the rumor mill that our lovely August cover girl Emma Watson was to be launching a clothing line designed exclusively for teens, so imagine our delight when the official announcement dropped in our inbox this morning! The capsule collection for People Tree — the British purveyor of Fair Trade fashion that works to create livelihoods for individuals in some of the world’s most marginalized communities by using hand weaving, knitting and embroidery — is appropriately called Love from Emma. The spring/summer 2010 lineup will be comprised of 26 women’s looks (plus 15 men’s styles for all the Ron Weasleys in your life), and you can expect lots of casual-chic basics like 100% organic and Fairtrade certified cotton t-shirts and jersey dresses, as well as quirky lifestyle accessories ranging from bohemian hand embroidered bead throws to banana fibre slouchy beanies and head scarves befitting of the Brown frosh Emma. While we got concerned when we realized that the collection, which hits stores in late February, will only be available in countries where People Tree currently has outposts (read: the EU and Japan), we were relieved to learn that People Tree will be opening up a special e-commerce site to ship orders to the States. You can even sign up now at peopletreeyouth.co.uk to get up to the minute information on the collection!
I suppose if Lauren LC Conrad can design a line of clothes for Kohl’s here in the States then why shouldn’t Emma Watson be allowed to design a line of clothes for People Tree in the EU. Both of these lines have to be better (ie. of greater quality) than the line of clothes “designed” by Miley Cyrus for Wal-Mart. Something tells me that this fad of celebrity clothing designs won’t be dying down anytime soon … at least a collection associated with Emma Watson doesn’t seem as cheap as most of the celebrity collections out there … I think her Britishness helps ;)
Yesterday we learned from Life & Style magazine that married couple of 3 years, Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley, have split up and in the wake of that report comes official confirmation of the split from Ms. Lavigne herself. Avril posted a short message on her official website yesterday confirming the fact that she Deryck are separating … so bust out the sporks, y’all … cuz these two are really, truly dunzo:
Moving forward on a positive note
Posted September 17th, 2009 by avriladmin
Deryck and I have been together for 6 and a half years. We have been friends since I was 17, started dating when I was 19, and married when I was 21. I am grateful for our time together, and I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship. I admire Deryck and have a great amount of respect for him. He is the most amazing person I know and I love him with all my heart. Deryck and I are separating and moving forward on a positive note.
Thank you to all my family, friends and fans for all your support.
I guess I just don’t understand the need to be married at such a young age … even tho many people enjoy happy and successful marriages after marrying young, I can’t help but feel that your late teens/early 20s should be about personal discovery rather than settling down with one person in contractual matrimony. This is not to knock those who choose to marry young, I’m just saying that I don’t personally understand it. I cannot comment on the “regular folk” who get married young but I can comment on the young celebs who marry and it just always seems like a bad idea to me. Granted, Avril and Deryck “were together” for 6 1/2 years, she is now a divorcée at 24 … 24!!!! Well … I wish both Avril and Deryck the best of luck from here on out … mebbe their future marriages will be more successful.
Pop culture artist Dan Lacey has been inspired by US President Barack Obama to create a series of paintings that show our nation’s leader engaged in various fantastical acts which include saving Wall Street, saving impaired airplanes and riding unicorns … like this painting, for example:
When I first saw this painting of President Obama astride a mythical unicorn, I was reminded of the fun graphic that was created by THIS site (which features lots of NIN/Reznor inspired artwork) of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor riding on a unicorn of his own:
There seems to a growing trend of incorporating unicorns in fun artwork like this … a trend that I endorse and support wholeheartedly. After the jump, check out a few more pieces of Lacey‘s Obama artwork — trust me, it’s not to be missed … More »
See … who needs a Spice Girls reunion dinner when you can just go out and buy yourself a new car? I bet the next time any of the Spice Girls are in Los Angeles, VB will NOT be taking them for a ride in her new toy … that outta show teach ‘em a lesson for not including her in their stupid reunion dinner. Jerks.
In less than 19 months, Spidey again will be slinging webs around Imax theaters. Sony said Tuesday that “Spider-Man 4″ will be released in Imax’s specialty venues simultaneously with the comic book actioner’s worldwide bow in conventional venues on Thursday, May 6, 2011. The scheduled opening gives the film a one-day jump on the first frame of the 2011 summer boxoffice season. Imax also participated in the theatrical release of the past two “Spider-Man” pics. “The ‘Spider-Man’ franchise has been so important to the growth of our network and fan base over the years,” Imax Filmed Entertainment president Greg Foster said.
I know many fans, me included, are worried about this 4th installment of the Spider-Man franchise. Not only was the 3rd Spidey film not so great but Sony seems to be piecing this film together just to milk some more $$$ out of the franchise. I suppose if they manage to get all of the important castmembers back on board and if they produce a killer script then Spider-Man IV could be a great addition to the franchise … but that’s a lotta “ifs” for a movie banking on a box office hit. I guess we shall see.
Uh oh … potential sad news for Britney Spears. While our dear Britney is bizzy touring North America on the latest leg of her concert tour The Circus starring Britney Spears, her agent and rumored boyfriend Jason Trawick was spotted in the close company of another woman in Las Vegas, NV last week! Does Britney know? Is Britwick dunzo??? Courtesy of Life & Style magazine, here is the reported proof that Jason has been creepin’ around with another woman:
While Britney Spears, 27, has been throwing herself into work and family time since her split with longtime agent Jason Trawick, Jason appears to be focusing all of his energy on a new blonde beauty. “He was with a new woman outside Bally’s casino in Las Vegas on Sept. 7,” an eyewitness tells Life & Style. “They seemed to be having a great time and were relaxed around each other, holding hands as they walked down the strip. They even kissed once or twice.” Jason, 37, was very attentive to his new gal pal. “He asked if she was having a good time, and she responded, ‘Of course,’ and she smiled at him,” says the witness. And Jason clearly has a type. “The mystery woman had blond hair and was wearing a green dress and sunglasses,” says the witness. “She looked very similar to Britney!”
Seriously, WTF?? Okay … granted we can’t really tell if this is actually Jason Trawick in the photo but … if it is, this new chick better be his sister or his cousin or something! I will be PISSED if he is doing Britney wrong like this. Last month we started hearing rumors that Britwick were dunzo but those rumors were brutally rebuffed by a report that claimed the couple were still going strong. I sincerely hope that either this L&S report is wrong or that there is some sort of misunderstanding. I want Britwick to LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER! Boooooo. What do y’all think … is Jason creepin’ around behind Britney‘s back?
Last night I had the great pleasure of seeing what is arguably William Shakespeare‘s most famous play (with the most well known quotes), Hamlet, live on the Broadway stage … starring Jude Law. Hamlet is one of my favorite plays and I have seen many productions/incarnations of the tale. My two favorites are Kenneth Branaugh‘s 4-hour epic movie and, if you can believe it, Ethan Hawke‘s modern retelling set in NYC. Last year I saw and LOVED the Broadway production of MacBeth which starred Patrick Stewart so I had high hopes that Jude Law‘s Hamlet would be just as good. I am happy to report that the this production of the play is fantastic:
Right off the bat, I loved the sparse staging of the show. The props are kept to a minimum and the set is one big, high-walled room in castle Elsinore … the starkness of the space with the effective use of light really made for an excellent setting for the play. Jude Law‘s Hamlet was very emo … right down to the emo sweater he wore. The costuming was modern but the tone of the setting still had an old feeling to it. Jude really loses himself in the moody role of Hamlet … he paces around in mad fashion, pulling at his hair at odd times … wringing his hands in a minorly insane way — he really puts on a great performance. For much of the 2 1/2 hour play, the audience was held in rapt silence … the play is really very engrossing. There are many great scenes in Hamlet but in this production, I really enjoyed the burial of Ophelia scene … the one with the famous line, Alas poor Yorick, I knew him Horatio. There is also an effective use of falling snow in the To be, or not to be scene that really captures the sad spirit of this tragic play. I am so happy I got to see this production of the play, it’s really not to be missed. Fans of Shakespeare should deffo see this production … I loved it!!
I have to give a shout-out to Pink reader Barrie who I met before the show last night … it was my pleasure meeting you :)
After the performance was finished, I met up with my good friend Tom Lenk for a late-night supper at Sardi’s. As I mentioned previously, Tom will be joining the Broadway cast of Rock of Ages this week and we met up to catch up and talk about how crazy his life has been for the past two weeks. Dinner was superb and it was really great seeing him look so well. He is so ready for his Broadway debut, I cannot WAIT to see him!! David and I will be attending Friday night’s performance of Rock of Ages — which will be the first for new castmembers Tom Lenk (as Franz) and Kerry Butler (as Sherrie). I LOOOOOOVE Kerry Butler, she was the lead in Xanadu and she will make an excellent lead for RoA. Sooooo excited for Friday!!
This afternoon, David and I are meeting up with our dear friends Sashie and Will so that we can meet their newborn baby boy Jasper. Of all the fun things I’ve scheduled for this NYC trip, meeting little Jasper is by far my fave. I hope to have pics to share soon!!
Nona Gaye is 35, Anastacia is 36, Matthew Settle (Gossip Girl) is 40, Doug E. Fresh is 43, Baz Luhrmann is 47 and Elvira is 58 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
While I wouldn’t mind seeing Brown chained to a ball and chain as he breaks rocks with a sledge hammer, I am OK with seeing him rummaging thru the horse shit and waste of a Virginia police horse stable instead. After the jump, watch video of Chris Brown serving out day one of his court-ordered punishment for his felonious crimes … More »
Jared Leto, sometimes actor/sometimes frontman of 30 Seconds to Mars who has been popping up here on the blog in the past couple of weeks (HERE and HERE), was spotted roaming the streets of NYC yesterday with his leather-clad band of compatriots lookin’ like they were lookin’ for trouble:
Could it be that Leto and his unruly band of thugs were lookin’ to mug a few old ladies? Might they have been lookin’ to crack some unwitting skulls? Is it possible they were lookin’ to cause a commotion? After the jump, check out a few more photos that reveal what Jared and his gang were really up to … More »
It’s gotta be tough to leave your newborn baby boy so soon after his birth but I’m sure hanging out with a twin brother lessens the separation anxiety. It’s always great to see the Madden twins together and I’m sure they have a lot to talk about … but I’m already dying for more info about Sparrow James. I imagine that Nicole Richie is resting comfortably and little Harlow Winter Kate is having the time of her life with her new baby brother … the Richie-Maddens are the cutest family ever! I can’t wait to see them all together again.
Rihanna was snapped on the streets of NYC yesterday rockin’ a fluffy hooded vest and a very thin tank top. Unfortch for her, the tank top was also practically sheer which was very obvious when her pierced nipples magically appeared in front of the paparazzi flashbulbs:
Now, in Rihanna‘s defense, I suppose it’s entirely possible that she was making her way to the bra store to buy some bras to wear and that is why she wasn’t wearing one in these photos but … I suppose it’s possible that she didn’t think her shirt would disappear after it was hit with, you know, light. For those of you interested, you can check out a couple of NSFW photos of Rihanna, her nipple piercings and her magically disappearing tank top after the jump … More »
After three years of marriage, Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley have split, Us Weekly reports in its latest issue. “She dumped him and told him she was leaving him. She wants to move on,” a source tells the new Us Weekly, adding that Lavigne, 25, forced him out of their $9.5 million, 12,00-square-foot estate in L.A.’s Bel Air. “Divorce papers will be filed any day now.” Whibley, 29, “is crushed,” adds another insider. Lavigne’s rep could not be reached; Whibley’s rep had no comment.
I guess she finally decided to say, See ya l8r, Boi. It’s always sad when a couple breaks up but these two kids got married at a very young age. I’m actually surprised that they stayed together for 3 years. Gone are the days when couples who marry young stay committed to each other for the rest of their lives. Divorce is such an easy option these days, I don’t really believe that these young couples understand the full weight of a marriage commitment. Trust me, I’m not saying that people should stay married if they are no longer in love with one another … but I do think that marriage-happy celebs should seriously consider the bounds of matrimony before the say their I Dos. Ah well … another one bites the dust.
At the start of this month, Madonna released the music video for her new single Celebration which is the first single to be released from her latest greatest hits compilation of the same name. Today we get to check out the second Fan Version of the music video of Celebration which features scenes of a dancing Madge interspersed with scenes of her biggest fans dancing along to the track. Madonna‘s eldest child, Lourdes Maria, also appears in the clip (much like she did in the first version of the clip). Here are a few screencaps from the Fan Version of the Celebration music video:
I do love the idea of using real Madonna fans in this music video … it deffo gives the clip much more personality. Seeing all the different Madonna looks is also really fun. Throwing Lourdes in there in Madonna‘s old Like a Virgin wedding dress is just too cute … if slightly inappropriate. After the jump, check out the Fan Version of the Celebration music video in full … More »
Yay!! The Spice Girls met up for an impromptu reunion dinner in London, England last night and caused quite a stir with the paparazzi. Smiling and obvs very giddy to be reunited together again, Geri Ginger Spice Halliwell, Melanie Scary Spice Brown, Melanie Sporty Spice Chisholm and Emma Baby Spice Bunton convened at the Palm restaurant in London’s Knightsbridge for dinner and then made their way to a hotel in Mayfair for after-dinner drinks. The entire night was perfect … except for the fact that the 5th Spice, Victoria Posh Spice Beckham, was not included. I wonder if her exclusion was intentional? Here is a lovely photo of the Spices hanging out together last night:
Girl Power was in the air last night as Geri Halliwell led an impromptu Spice Girls reunion in London. Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm and Emma Bunton were in high spirits as they joined Ginger Spice over dinner at the Palm restaurant in London’s Knightsbridge before heading to Mayfair Hotel for more refreshments. But there was one noticeable absence from the party – fifth member of the former group, Victoria Beckham. While we presume she did receive an invite to the gathering, Posh Spice apparently found it impossible to fit it into her busy schedule. She is back in Los Angeles after a triumphant visit to New York Fashion Week, where she unveiled her DVB spring/summer 2010 collection. The band certainly didn’t let Victoria’s absence get them down as they giggled and gossiped just like old times. In fact she hasn’t been present at any of their catch ups since their reunion tour in 2007. There were persistent rumours of tension between the group during their string of concerts. But Posh later dismissed the reports, saying: ‘Things get made up all the time. You know, of course we argued. But, you know it’s been great.’
While it is true that Vicki B. was bizzy here in the States this week and simply couldn’t just fly off to London for dinner with her former bandmates, it is also true that she was just recently in London … and if the other Spices really wanted to all reunite with her they could’ve scheduled dinner when she was in town. HMMMMM. It’s hard to swallow that the 4 Spice Girls just randomly decided to get together for dinner last night, just a week or so after VB left town. Considering that Victoria has already made her way to LA, it kinda does seem like this impromptu reunion was scheduled at the perfect time … when VB was on the other side of the planet.
I have to say, I love the idea of Jared Leto getting around by bicycle … and while wearing a motorcycle jacket, no less. Homie has been getting around a lot lately. He was just in LA last week for the final Nine Inch Nails concerts and now he’s popping up all over NYC at various NY Fashion Week shows … I guess his bike really comes in handy. I hope we get to see pics of Jared actually riding his bike sometime … I dunno why but that’s a sight I’d really love to see :)
Principal filming has begun here in NYC on the sequel film Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps which continues the tale of intrigue and greed which began in the film Wall Street released back in 1987. Shia LaBeof stars as Jacob (who will, undoubted, get in over his head as he gets lured to the darkside of Wall Street greed) in this new sequel and he and costar Carey Mulligan were spotted filming scenes for the flick on the streets of Manhattan earlier today … behold:
It looks like the short hiatus that Shia enjoyed after he wrapped his last film is over and he is back in action on this new film. It’s encouraging to see that he has no qualms about shooting action scenes like this, especially considering the injury he suffered to his hand in his car accident back in the Summer of ’08 will never be repaired. I dunno that I’d be so willing to get back on the horse, or motorcycle as it were, after being injured but … he’s a pro. Truth be told, I had zero interest in the first Wall Street film so I doubt I’ll be seeing part 2 but good for Shia for getting back into the swing of things again. Do we like him in the leather?
Michelle Williams, actress and mother of the late Heath Ledger‘s only child Matilda Rose, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vogue magazine. In her coverstory interview, Michelle talks about the loss of Heath and how she has managed to come to terms with his death in light of her happy relationship with director Spike Jonze. Here is Michelle‘s coverphoto for Vogue magazine along with portions of her coverstory interview:
It’s been more than a year since Heath Ledger’s tragic death, and Michelle Williams is still dealing with the loss. “After the first year, the pain is less intense; it’s less immediate,” the actress tells the October issue of Vogue. “But the magical thinking goes away too. And that’s a whole new reckoning.” For some time after the death, Williams, 29, says she didn’t know what her boundaries were in regards to speaking about her former boyfriend, who died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 28 in January 2008. “I can talk about grief because that’s mine, about single parenting, about trying to balance work and kids,” she said. “But what I don’t have to talk about is what happened between Heath and me in our relationship.” Williams and Ledger, who first met when they filmed “Brokeback Mountain,” had daughter Matilda Rose, now 3, during their three-year relationship. The couple amicably split in August 2007. “‘Brokeback Mountain’ was an unrepeatable moment in time, a very charmed time in my life,” she shared. “I was in love. I was in a movie I was proud to be a part of, and with a beautiful brand-new baby. Everything was good in that moment.” Sadly, the actress’ good times turned dark when Ledger passed. “I was holding it together by a string and a paper clip in the fall and winter,” she reveals. “I didn’t know if I could keep it all together… You console yourself by saying it’s all a deepening process. But it’s wired.” Williams says it is the couple’s daughter that has helped her through the grieving process. “Every time I really miss him and wonder where he’s gone, I just look at her,” she says. Another source of strength – and love – came to the actress last year when she began dating director Spike Jonze. “I thought falling in love again was the only thing that was going to save me from the pain,” she says. “This erroneous idea: It just makes things more complicated.” As for her future, Williams is looking forward to raising Matilda. “I feel hopeful and grateful,” she says. “For a while I thought we had lost everything. It makes you want to love better and live better.”
While I’m happy to hear that Michelle has gotten to a better coping space since Heath‘s death, I don’t imagine that the pain of loss will ever be entirely gone. On the positive side, Matilda Rose will be a constant reminder of Heath‘s incredible impact on the world and thru her, the best of him will live on. It’s great to see Michelle back in the swing of things … she looks pretty fantastic with this Mia Farrow short hair’do. After the jump, check out a few photos from Michelle‘s Vogue magazine photospread … More »
Oh man … Ellen DeGeneres sure nailed Jennifer Aniston on national TV today. Jen paid a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote her new movie Love Happens and Ellen brought up the matter of Jen‘s next film wherein she will sing in the movie. Without missing a beat, Ellen ambushed and FORCED Jen to sing a little bit during her interview on the show. Jen looked and sounded a bit pissed, y’all … but she womaned up and sang a little bit for the audience:
She sang a few lines of Cole Porter‘s I’ve Got a Crush on You … not very well, but hey, she was ambushed. I’m sure many people will say, It was staged! She knew she’d be singing! But it really looked to me like she was surprised and not planning to sing … she even confessed to the audience that she was assured that Ellen would not force her to sing like this … but, Jen, at that point you should’ve known it was coming ;) After the jump, check out the clip in full and hear Jennifer Aniston sing for yourselves … More »