Lindsay Lohan, who has been ordered by the court to wear a SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet to ensure that she refrains from drinking alcohol, made her way to the beach this weekend to enjoy the sun and surf with friends. Unfortch, due to her required new accessory, L. Lo was unable to enjoy the warm weather without having to hear her knee-high leather boots to cover up her SCRAM:
As you may recall, Lindsay has been hiding her new SCRAM bracelet all week long … even while wearing different colors of this same style boot. It’s a shame she’s not feeling comfortable yet showing off her new accessory (and letting her poor legs breath in the stiflingly hot SoCal weather). Ah well … at least she’s behaving herself … I assume. I wonder how long it will take for Lindsay to finally be ready to show off her new SCRAM bracelet?
Yesterday was a pretty bizzy day for me, despite the fact that I was hoping to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon. After I got my work done, I left the house to take care of a bunch of errands. Our printer suddenly stopped printing colors properly and since it was a few years old, I thought it was time for an upgrade. I managed to find the AMAZING HP Photosmart Premium All-In-One printer that is, get this, completely wireless! Now all of the computers in our home can print to the same printer completely wire free! While trying to clean Saturday, I discovered that our vacuum cleaner stopped sucking … and it’s an old (cheap) piece of junk so I had to find a replacement too. So, yeah, I spent much of my day running around, taking care of menial but necessary things.
Last night, I ventured out to see Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time:
All in all I loved the film … even tho it was really terrible. From the first moment Jake Gyllenhaal opened his mouth and spoke with his RIDICULOUS British accent, I knew the movie was gonna be bad. That being said, Jake looked so good … omg, seriously, he is hot in every single scene. The plot of the film is complete rubbish but 2 hours of Jake lookin’ better than he’s ever looked in any movie before made it all worth it. Despite the fact that all of the action takes place in the blistering heat of the Persian desert — Jake never gets dirty, his skin stays perfect and his teeth gleam with unnatural bright whiteness. So believable. UNF, but have I mentioned how good he looks in the film? Yeah, it’s deffo worth seeing. Trust me :D
Today, I think I’ll venture down to Manhattan Beach to enjoy the beautiful day with my friends Emma and Josh. They graciously invited me to spend the day with them so I think that’s what I’ll do. I hope your Memorial Day is going well!
Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy is 30, Colin Farrell is 34, Brooke Shields is 45, Corey Hart is 48, Lea Thompson is 49 and Clint Eastwood is 80 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
The Twilight extravaganza at rain-soaked Luna Park shows how die hard the movie franchise’s fans are, but it has also exposed its star Kristen Stewart’s attitude towards the fame which playing the role of Bella Swan has brought her. Despite being welcomed by thousands of fans, many of whom had been waiting since 4.30am (AEST) to catch a glimpse of their favourite teen idol, Stewart could barely manage a smile when she joined co-star Taylor Lautner on stage for a special QA to promote the latest cinematic instalment of the Twilight saga. Interviewed by the Nine Network’s entertainment editor Richard Wilkins under the Big Top of Sydney’s Luna Park, the 20-year-old looked uncomfortable, mostly keeping her head down to answer questions and tapping her feet as though she would rather be at band practice. A more engaged Lautner served up the charm ensuring his heart-throb status before an audience of 400 fans lucky enough to participate in the QA. When asked how she felt seeing herself on screen, Stewart confessed: ‘It’s always sort of funny, I like watching my movies and a lot of actors say they don’t like watching their stuff especially like if they are like me and if they are crazy and insecure, it’s weird and I’m sorry I don’t have an answer.’ She stumbled over her sentence before adding: ‘I’ve only seen the movie once and it was a rough cut, but it’s tough, whatever.’ Stewart referred to herself as ‘weird’ several times through the QA … Lautner, who plays the werewolf Jacob in the Twilight series, fared better with the crowd and interview. He praised the new film Eclipse saying it was his favourite in the series. ‘My favourite book and my favourite movie and the stakes were higher and there was more action and it’s a little bit darker.’ When asked by one fan if he would marry her, Lautner grinned and jested: ‘I’m an old fashioned guy and so I think we should get to know each other a little better at first to begin with and we will take it from there. I’m open to anything, man.’ His comments sent the crowd into a frenzy. The crush for both the young Hollywood stars turned into a rock concert when they met the thousands of fans outside, signing autographs on Twilight t-shirts, posters and even an iPod. Eclipse, the third fantasy blockbuster in the series, is set to open on July 1.
LMAOOOO … yeah, now this sounds like the Kristen Stewart we’ve come to know and love. I dunno why the Twilight folks keep sending her out to do Q&As like this unprepared because not only does she seem to hate doing them but she rarely comes off looking good when it’s all said and done. Poor thing. Taylor, as we are well aware, is much better at fielding questions and at giving the right sort of answers that fans want to hear. All in all, it sounds like this Eclipse promo event in Oz was a huge success.
R&B singer Rihanna has performed in Israel for the first time. Rihanna’s concert on Sunday night is part of her Last Girl on Earth European tour. Audience members had to participate in four hours of volunteer activity in order to receive tickets to the show at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv. About 10,000 fans received tickets to the concert. The star spent the weekend before her show touring in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. On Saturday night she helped Scouts and volunteers in Tel Aviv to paint the walls of their meeting center. In Jerusalem, she visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall, where she put a note between its cracks.
Despite the fact that Rihanna left her skimpiest outfits in her dressing room, I understand she still put on a fantastic show. After the jump, check out video or Rihanna closing out her show in Tel Aviv last night with her biggest hit ever … More »
Former Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson has tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Los Angeles. Manson, who sparked rumors that she was engaged after spotted wearing a massive sparkler on her ring finger back in 2008, revealed about the marriage during her appearance on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on Friday, May 28. “I married an American, it’s fantastic. He’s not (a musician). I would never marry a musician,” Manson confirmed. She further revealed that the nuptial was held in a courthouse registry service and she and her husband skipped a honeymoon but preferred to stay in a hotel in Los Angeles. “It was very unromantic. We eloped and went to the L.A. courthouse and it was about as unromantic as you can get,” Manson explained. “It was so unromantic it was super hot. You just turn up (to the courthouse).” Manson, who was previously married to actor Eddie Farrell and got divorced in 2003, later said, “This is my second (marriage) which is why I decided not to do the traditional. We didn’t (have a honeymoon). We went and got drunk and did a stayover, which is when you stay in your city but you go to a hotel.” Back in 2008 when asked about the sparkler on her ring finger, the singer simply responded, “It’s a nice rock but I’ve decided not to talk about anything like that because it turns into a nightmare.” Meanwhile, Manson’s father, John, also insisted he would get into trouble if he spilled the beans. “All I can say is she is very happy. The two of them have been together for a while and things are going well,” John said. “They live in LA but they have been to visit and our whole family have met him.”
Man, I just love this woman. While news of her nuptials come as a bit of a surprise, I couldn’t be be more happier for Shirley and her new hubby. Ever since she teased that Garbage might begin work on a new album, I’ve been trying to keep an ear to the ground for any news. It sounds like Shirley may be a bit preoccupied with her new husband rather than a new album. Even still … I’ve always known that Garbage would release new music. While we may have to wait a bit longer, I know the music will come. In the meantime, enjoy the hubby, Shirley! Much love and congrats!!
Nick Cannon chauffeured his wife Mariah Carey around sunny Malibu over Memorial Day weekend in their drop-top Rolls-Royce Phantom. The couple of two years is rumored to be expecting their first child. Adding more fuel to the fire is Mariah’s recent departure from Tyler Perry’s film For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, in which she was to star alongside Janet Jackson. “She is not doing the movie because her doctor advised her not to,” the singer’s rep told UsMagazine.com. “More than that I cannot comment further.”
HMMMM … considering the number of pregnancy rumors that tend to pop up where Mimi is concerned, I can see how one might be hesitant to believe this latest rumor. BUT, considering the way in which she abruptly pulled out of this new film … I think this latest rumor has got a pretty good chance of being true. If she is, indeed, pregs … I can see how Nick might want to drive around his Queen in car fitting of her stature. I mean, this car is SICK. I can’t even begin to understand how much money a vehicle like this might cost … but nothing’s too good for Mariah Carey, y’all. I think we’re gonna hafta keep a close eye on Ms. Mimi … after all, we may very well soon have to start up an official Bump Watch.
He may be a pin-up to fans of his hit show Gossip Girl, but Chace Crawford didn’t spend Memorial Day weekend living the high life. Instead he joined his parents and sister for a quiet family holiday in Mexico. Joined by his journsliasm student sister Candice and her boyfriend, American Football star Tony Romo, the group, enjoyed a quiet day by the pool. With his shirt off, Chace showed off the toned body which has won him a legion of female fans in his role as Nate Archibald in Gossip Girl. The 24-year-old played a game of horse shoes with his father Chris and mother Dana, before topping up his tan on a sun bed.
Um … yes, according to this report, Chace was spotted with family and friends but, to be honest, I barely noticed that anyone was with him. As you can tell, I only have eyes for these lovely photos of Chace all by his hot lonesome. Not for nothing and no offense to Ellen and Portia but these photos of Chace are far more entertaining than the photos of Ellen and Portia we saw yesterday. You know, I’d like to just put this out there … I like horseshoes, I play a mean game of horseshoes … should you ever need a horseshoes partner, Chace, I’m so your man :D
Co-star BFFs Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner have made their way to Australia to do a bit of promo work for their upcoming new film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Here are photos of K. Stew and Tay Taydoing whatever it is that they needed to do in Oz this weekend:
Twilight Saga stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner arrived in Sydney on the weekend and got straight down to the business of having fun. Lautner, who plays werewolf Jacob Black in the hugely popular vampire flicks, flew into Sydney on a Qantas flight from LA on Saturday night. Stewart, who plays Bella Swan, arrived at 6.30am (AEST) on Sunday. They are in Australia to promote the latest Twilight movie in the series. The pair enjoyed a jet boat ride on Sydney Harbour on Sunday, before paying a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park in the city’s west. They saw koalas, baby crocodiles and wombats during the trip. On Sunday evening they had dinner at Bondi Icebergs. Both were driven around in a convoy of Cadillac Escalade SUVs amid tight security and heavy media interest. Stewart and Lautner are due to be grilled by fans in a QA session at Sydney’s Luna Park on Monday. So-called Twi-hards lucky enough to score tickets to the event will be treated to a screening of the second Twilight movie New Moon after the QA. But the Twilight love isn’t limited to Sydney. Fans across the country will be able to watch a live feed of the QA broadcast to selected cinemas nationally, to be followed by a screening of New Moon. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is due to hit cinemas on July 1.
But, it wasn’t ALL fun and games for Ms. Kristen Stewart … no sir. She seemed to get a little annoyed with the attention she was receiving from the Aussie paparazzi … so she decided to wave hello to them … with just her middle fingers. Check out those fun photos, after the jump … More »
This Memorial Day weekend I am flying solo here in SoCal. David decided to drive up to San Francisco to spend a few days with his brother Aram and I decided to stay home so I can chill the eff out. I have a bunch of errands that I need to take care of so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for me to do so … unfortch, I ended up just staying in all day yesterday and just … relaxed. Last month I mentioned that I’ve started re-reading The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley so I just curled up with MZB and enjoyed a very nice day/night in:
The Mists of Avalon (which focuses on the magickal women of the King Arthur tale) is one of my absolute favorite books of all time so re-reading it again is an absolute joy :) Because I was still feeling the ill effects yesterday of my night out with Darion, I think I made the right choice by staying in.
But, today … I must leave the house. Our vacuum cleaner died and did our printer so I need to get them replaced. We are running low on around the house necessities so I’ll be visiting Target … and I’ve been craving Aussie Chayze Froys from Outback so … I think I’ll be running around all day. I’m hoping to get out to see Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time tonight as well … the weather is glorious today so, yeah, that’s what I’ll be doing! Happy Sunday, y’all!!
Remy Ma is 30, Cee-Lo of Gnarls Barkley is 36, Idina Menzel is 39, Tom Morello of Audioslave and Rage Against the Machine is 46, Wynonna Judd is 46 and Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) is 57 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
It is time, once again, to check in and say hello to the Hot Dude of the Week. This week’s Hot Dude is someone that many of you may recognize as Rachel Zoe‘s main gay on her Bravo TV reality series The Rachel Zoe Project. Brad Goreski popped into Terry Richardson‘s NYC studio last week and got talked out of wearing his shirt for this surprisingly sexy photo:
While I’ve always considered Brad to be a cutie, I never ever thought of him as a sex object. Because he is always dressed to a tee (usually with a bow tie) I never really thought about what he might be hiding underneath all of his very stylish clothes … and, well, know we know. I’m thinkin’ that Brad really should dress down more often, yeah? He makes a great Hot Dude, wouldn’t you say? Enjoy!!
Kylie Minogue‘s new music video for her new single All the Lovers won’t be released until next week but today we get to see photos and video from a live performance of the song at the 2010 Wind Music Awards in Verona, Italy last night. The show took place at the Verona Arena and, as you might expect from a popstar who is releasing a new album titled Aphrodite, Kylie looked like an absolute goddess … behold:
Kylie Minogue has performed her new single live for the first time. She sang ‘All The Lovers’, the lead single from her upcoming album Aphrodite, at last night’s Wind Music Awards in Verona, Italy. She began the performance lying on a bed of male and female backing dancers, several of whom later carried the singer to the front of her stage to greet fans in the front row. Minogue, 42, recently confirmed that the ‘All The Lovers’ video will premiere next week. It will be available to download from June 13, with a full physical release to follow on June 28.
I understand the show was taped for later broadcast on Italian television but an industrious fan in the audience managed to film Kylie‘s performance last night. Unfortch, the video quality isn’t great … and the shakiness of the camera is very disconcerting but I still think it’s worth checking outUPDATED with HQ video, after the jump … More »
I still have serious doubts that I will like this movie once it comes out … but Hank looks so good as Gargamel and I just love NPH. Even still, I don’t think I can ever spend good money on any project that features Katy Perry (who voices, ack, Smurfette). I’ll do my best to keep an open mind but … I dunno. It’s fun seeing photos from the NYC set tho, yeah?
Rihanna spent yesterday touring around the holy city of Jerusalem in a very modest outfit indeed. But less than 24 hours later, the pop star promptly let her guard down after arriving in Tel Aviv. The Rated R singer was spotted sunning herself by her hotel pool in Israel today in a string bikini. The 22-year-old attracted more than a few admiring glances as she cooled off in the water with fellow hotel guests. Later, she changed into khaki and a sheer top that exposed her midriff as she headed off to do some volunteer work at a local community centre. She is in the city for the next leg of her Last Girl On Earth world tour, and is set to perform on Sunday night. Yesterday Rihanna took a whirlwind tour of Jerusalem, covering up in a demure maxi dress and sarong, with barely a scrap of flesh showing. The singer chose the brightly coloured outfit for a day touring some of most holy sites.
Interestingly enough, while Rihanna was bizzy touring some of the holiest Christian sites on earth, her new music video for her single Te Amo was leaked to the Internets … and, it must be said, Te Amo is one of her raciest music videos ever. After the jump, check it out in full … More »
Happily marrieds Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi popped up at a luxury resort in Mexico Friday mere moments after Ellen finished up her work duties here in LA. As you may know, Ellen tended her to duties on American Idol Tuesday and Wednesday night and taped an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday morning … and then she and Portia — our beloved de Generossi — packed their bags and got the hell out of the country for a little rest and relaxation:
Considering how hard these ladies work most of the year, I can appreciate how anxious they must’ve been to get away from it all so that they could relax. I’m certain Ellen will have herself a great holiday weekend in Mexico, especially when you consider how hawt Portia looks in her skimpy little spandex outfit. I don’t expect we’ll be seeing too much of the ladies on this little vacation … I mean, they prolly have plans to enjoy their time with one another away from prying eyes. Get it, girls!!
Happily unmarrieds Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have made their way home to SoCal this weekend to partake of the Memorial Day weekend festivities with friends and family in Malibu, CA. I heard that the couple were back in town earlier this week but they managed to stay out of sight … until now. Here are a few fun photos of Brangelina chillin’ at the beach with their two eldest sons Maddox Chivan and Pax Thien yesterday afternoon:
Curiously the other children were nowhere to be seen … which is odd, considering how often the whole family was spotted out and about on the streets of Venice, Italy a few weeks ago where the fam has been living temporarily while Ange films her new movie The Tourist. I would assume that the other kiddies are here in SoCal as well but they must’ve been handed off to other folks or something. As you may already be well aware, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off of Summer (which doesn’t actually start until June 21 at the Summer Solstice) so it makes sense that Brangelina would want to be home, here in LA, to get the party started. We will have to wait and see how long they will stay in town but I’m thinkin’ they’ll be spending as much time as possible sunnin’ themselves at the beach this weekend.
Last night a zillion friends got together to celebrate my dear friend Darion’s FIRST 29th birthday at a superfun Wig Party at The Abbey and from what I can remember, we all had a blast!
I distinctly remember getting to The Abbey and sharing a few drinks with some very good friends in celebration of Darion’s bday … but at some point in the night the drinks worked their magic and erased much of my recollection. Thankfully, Darion’s camera managed to snap most of the debaucherous fun. After the jump, check out some photos (chock full of fabulous wigs) from last night’s fun … More »
Melanie Brown (Scary Spice of the Spice Girls) is 35, Noel Gallagher of Oasis is 43, Lisa Whelchel (The Facts of Life) is 47, Melissa Etheridge is 49, Annette Bening is 52, LaToya Jackson is 54 and Danny Elfman is 57 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
I’m really lovin’ THIS French commercial for McDonald’s.
Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — proud grandparents John and Eve send in an adorable photo of 20-month old SuperBaby Brooklyn gettin’ a Pink fix for breakfast — Brianna sends in a fun photo she snapped with Jamie Lynn Spears who she ran into at an airport in Las Vegas, NV — Andrew sends in an amazingly cool photo with his proud parents and 7 siblings at his graduation from California State University, Northridge — Melanie sends in a cute pic she snapped with Tim Gunn who she ran into at an airport in Denver, CO — Steve, from the Michigan based record label Anonymous Aluminum, sends in a pinkified photo of the band Texas Chainsaw Makeover:
Much love and many thanks to all y’all for taking the time to send in your fun photos. Little Brooklyn is just too adorable for words and MUCH LOVE AND CONGRATS goes out to Andrew on his graduation!! I love each and ever one of these photos … so PLEASE keep on sending them in! I’m sure many of you will be snapping lots of fun photos this Memorial Day weekend, send ‘em in!! Have a great weekend!! xo
You may also recall that yesterday we learned of Lindsay‘s desire to find Chanel stickers to pretty up her SCRAM bracelet … but the fact that she is hiding her SCRAM bracelet inside her scrunchie boots prolly means she has yet to get the stickers she is looking for. I suppose we’ll get to see the various ways L. Lo plans to hide her bracelet until she’s ready to show it off. Any guesses how she’ll hide her SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet tomorrow?
It appears that lovebirds Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood are still very much in lurve as the pair were spotted lookin’ all lovey-dovey on the NYC set of ERW‘s new television project Mildred Pierce … behold:
As you may recall, back in January we learned that MM and ERW had gotten themselves engaged to be wed (after the couple had reunited back in December) but to my knowledge the couple have yet to actually get married. Even tho I still think they make an odd couple, they really seem to be very much in love. Even tho they split up for a short while last year, I kinda knew they’d end up together again. I suppose it warms my cold, goth heart to see these two still happily in love.
Our dear Britney Spears has been lookin’ pretty fab in recent weeks, especially when she surfaced on the SoCal set of her new commercial for Candie’s a couple of weeks ago, but it pains me to report that our girl has taken a turn for the worse … fashionwise. Here are a couple photos of Britney out and about here in LA yesterday lookin’ like she just fell out of bed, put on a hat and ventured out to run errands:
Blah. I love me some Britney, like crazy, but I am SO not a fan of this look of hers that she can’t seem to let go. I know, she’s prolly super comfortable in that slip dress and those fug UGGs but this look just reminds me of her trainwrecky days. Homegirl could take some style pointers from her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James. Those little dudes are lookin’ fly these days.
In all seriousness, I’d pay big bucks if someone would burn Britney‘s UGGs. I’m not even kidding.
Contrary to Ryan Tedder’s statement, Kelly Clarkson said she doesn’t work with him in her next studio album. The winner of “American Idol” season 1 simply wrote “no” when responding to question about that matter during a Twitter party on May 28. However, Kelly indeed admitted she is now in the middle of completing her fifth studio effort. “I’ve been working in the studio a lot for this next album & can’t wait for y’all to hear it! New favorite is ‘You’re the only one for me’,” she shared. Other details about the upcoming release are not revealed, but in a message written a day earlier she stated, ” ‘Cleopatra’ is NOT a song on my next record! It was written for another artist! I have no idea how it leaked, it’s a rough demo, unfinished!” Ryan Tedder previously claimed he has put aside his feud with Kelly Clarkson, saying “I’m working on stuff for her next album and am personally over any of the drama between the two of us.”
LMAO!! Yeah, this is more like it. I had a real hard time believing Tedder‘s story that not only has he mended fences with Kelly Clakson but that she also agreed to work with him again on new music. The only way I could ever see Kelly Clarkson agreeing to work with Ryan Tedder again is if she was being forced to do so by her record label. I’m happy to know that that isn’t the case.
We don’t get to see much of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt here on the blog anymore, mainly because their attempts to saturate the public consciousness with their overindulgent and contrived bullshizz had gotten completely unstomachable, but the couple are making news today with news of their split. That’s right, folks … the couple who were destined to rule Hell together have decided to call it quits and break-up. Now, I know what you’re thinking … this does sound like another of their crafty schemes to garner new attention for themselves (which they surely must be missing since no one really pays attention to them anymore) but I suppose there is 0.01% that news of their break-up is true. Let’s just take this at face value and believe for a second that Speidi are dunzo, y’all!
Heidi Montag has separated from husband Spencer Pratt, TMZ has learned. Heidi’s rep tells TMZ, “Heidi is looking to move out due to all the fake bad press that Spencer controls. She’s tired of it and is looking for a place and wants to focus on her acting career.” We’re told Heidi is looking for a new place to live … in Malibu. As TMZ first reported, Heidi and Spencer called the police on Heidi’s mom a few weeks back … so there’s been plenty of turmoil. A source close to Heidi and Spencer tells TMZ the tension in the relationship has been building for a while now … “It wasn’t just a sudden thing.” Now it makes sense … On Tuesday, Heidi tweeted, “I am not Heidi Pratt, I am Heidi Montag.”
Sources tell TMZ Heidi Montag is pulling the plug on her marriage mainly because Spencer Pratt has taken away her friends and family. We’re told she has been complaining bitterly that Spencer is so controlling he isolated her from all her friends. The final straw, however, was earlier this month, when Spencer called the cops on Heidi’s mom when she came a callin’. And, Heidi is saying, she wants to break into acting but says people in Hollywood don’t want to work with her because she has “a loose cannon of a husband.” We’re told Heidi will be renting a Malibu beach house with Jennifer Bunney, one of her best friends. As Heidi herself puts it, “I want more girl time.” Bunney tells TMZ … “Heidi has spent so much time with Spencer and now she wants to be able to spend more time with herself and friendships.” And Bunney says … she and Heidi will be doing their very own reality show which begins filming in July, which will focus on their relationship struggles and … of course … plastic surgery.
You will note that I used a photo of Speidi from last year, before Heidi‘s latest round of plastic surgery. I just cannot look at what she’s done her face and body and take her seriously … at all. You’ll have to pardon my skepticism because it’s completely impossible to believe a single word that is uttered from either Heidi or Spencer. The couple are so good at using every opportunity to garner attention for themselves that everything they say and do is suspect. I mean, a break-up is the only thing that could get them any attention these days.
That being said, and if we are to believe that any of this is true at all … I could see how Heidi might hook up with Jen Bunney to try and pitch a new reality TV show together. I’m hearing that no one, and I mean NO ONE is at all interested in buying a reality show on just Speidi so it makes sense that they would “split up” so Heidi can try and sell a show on her own. Jen Bunney is the saddest, most tragic alum from the Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County days … she would do anything to be back on TV again. This partnership sounds a new marriage made in Hell and it could be real … or just another showmance to garner a little attention. You may or may not have heard … Heidi is trying to get cast in the upcoming sequel film Transformers 3 … might this surprise split be an attempt to get more press mentions in the hopes of scoring that role? Whatever is going on, Speidi are deffo counting on the new attention. What do y’all think … are they worth our caring?
British actor James McAvoy has landed another Hollywood action franchise with the lead role in the latest X-Men film – and he has a tough new image to match. The 31-year-old Scot, who rose to fame in UK TV’s Shameless, will play a young version of the Marvel superhero team’s iconic leader Professor X in a prequel to the blockbuster trilogy. A new still from the film shows the actor in peak condition, with his tanned torso looking incredibly toned and taught. X-Men: First Class, due to be released in 2011, will be directed by Brit Matthew Vaughn – fresh off his controversial superhero hit Kick-Ass. It will be McAvoy’s second comic book-based action series, after scoring a hit alongside Angelina Jolie with 2008′s Wanted – which is now getting its own sequel. Professor Charles Francis Xavier, the character’s full name, was popularised in the big screen trilogy by fellow Brit Patrick Stewart. A wheelchair-bound scientific genius with telepathic powers, he heads a school for youngsters with mutant powers and leads the X-Men team against rival Magneto’s Brotherhood. The new film will show the duo’s friendship in their younger years as they worked together against a common foe before a rift turned them against each other. Bryan Singer, who directed the original X-Men and its sequel, conceived the story.
Oh yes … yes, yes, yes … I wholeheartedly approve. I think McAvoy‘s casting as Professor X is genius … I cannot wait to see who they will cast opposite him as a young Magneto/Max Eisenhardt. If X-Men: First Class is planning to feature James McAvoy lookin’ this good and his half nekkid, then sign me up. I am so on board with this casting … what do YOU think?
New wife and new momBethenny Frankel, one of the stars of Bravo TV‘s The Real Housewives of NYC, was spotted on the streets of Manhattan today filming new scenes for one of her reality TV shows. In addition to starring in Real Housewives, Bethenny will also star in a show of her very own called Bethenny Getting Married. Here are pics of the jubilant reality TV star filming scenes today:
Doesn’t she look fantastic? And, hello, she just gave birth a few weeks ago … homegirl is lookin’ real good. But, as cool as these photos are, I think the photo we saw on Tuesday of Bethenny with her baby girl Bryn Casey is even cuter still. Since the season finale of The Real Housewives of NYC airs next week, I’m thinkin’ these new scenes are for Bethenny Getting Married. I have to say, Bethenny is my fave NYC housewife so I’m really excited to see her new show … are you?
Yesterday we saw photos of sisters Paris and Nicky Hilton fraternizing with some sea men on the streets of NYC in celebration of Fleet Week and today we get to see photos of hottie Aussie actor Hugh Jackman doing the same. Hugh and his son Oscar Maximillian were out and about in NYC today scootin’ on their scooters when they paused to pose for photos with some brave military men … behold:
It’s just so cool to see celebs intermingling with our US military’s servicemen all over NYC … I mean, who doesn’t love sea men? I’ve always had my suspicions about Hugh and his love of sea men and this photo just proves the point … he really does love sea men! Okay, yeah, the sea men joke is kinda getting old but … ’tis true … I love sea men, too!
Money may not be able to buy you class, as Countess LuAnn de Lesseps sings, but it can buy her a music video. Watch the just-released clip – and see the Real Housewives of New York City star transform from reality TV personality to disco diva. In the clip, which was shot in the Midtown Manhattan club Covet, de Lesseps is surrounded by a fleet of chiseled men. “When I made the song, I had dancing in Saint-Tropez in mind,” the Countess told PEOPLE when the song first hit the Web. “I’m putting myself out there knowing that I won’t always be perfect. And it’s scary, but it’s worth it. Let people talk about it.” As for the video, it wasn’t about fancy choreography or amazing dance moves. “There’s not really dancing,” she said. “I just have very good looking men standing around. And it’s about how money can’t buy you class, so I’m taking money out of their pockets and throwing it onto the floor.”
Unlike Tardy for the Party, this new track from the Countless is just terrible so there is no chance it’ll be even a marginal hit. Now the video … well, HMMMM. To her credit, LuAnn looks completely unrecognizable in the clip … so she’s got that going for her. Unfortch, the video — like the song — is a horrendous bore. Don’t believe me? Check it out in full, after the jump … More »
Gary Coleman has died as the result of injuries he suffered earlier this week, the hospital tells TMZ. We’ve learned Gary’s wife, Shannon, made the decision to pull life support early this AM. We’re told Coleman died at 12:05 PM MST. He died of a intracranial hemorrhage. Family members and close friends were at Coleman’s side when life support was pulled. He was 42. As TMZ first reported, Coleman was rushed to a hospital in Utah after he fell and hurt his head. He was on life support since Thursday. There will be a press conference at the hospital at 3:00 PM PT.
So tragic … so very tragic. I feared that Gary might not recover from this injury but I was hoping against hope that there might be a miracle. Gary Coleman lived a life rife with tragedy in the past decade or so but I will always remember him as the adorable little boy with the chubbiest cheeks who uttered the catchphrase Whatchootalkin’bout? on his hit show Diff’rent Strokes. I grew up with that show so Gary Coleman and I go way back. In 1982, Gary starred in a film titled The Kid with the Broken Halo as an angel named Andy LeBeau (a character which lived on in animated form on The Gary Coleman Show), I think I’ll picture Gary as that cute little angel from here on out:
My most heartfelt condolences go out to his family today. It is my sincere wish that Gary Coleman find the eternal peace that he never had in life. He will be missed :(
Last night Darion and I went out for a quiet pre-birthday dinner celebration at Frida in Beverly Hills, CA and we got to do a whole lotta catching up … due to travel and work commitments, we haven’t had much time to hang out. Last night was a great way for the two of us to just catch up and chill:
We had a very nice dinner and then a quick dessert afterward at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. But, while last night was the precursor to Darion’s bday celebration, the real party takes place tonight. Darion will be having a WIGtastic Birthday Party tonight which promises to be an amazing time! I can’t wait to see all the fun wigs … it’s gonna be a blast! Stay tuned, I’m sure to have lots of fun photos to share tomorrow!
Colbie Caillat is 25, Kylie Minogue is 42, Chris Ballew of Presidents of the United States of America is 45, Christa Miller (Scrubs, Cougar Town) is 46, John Fogerty is 65 and Gladys Knight is 66 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Kylie is one of my fave pop stars of all time and I can’t help but wish the best for her always. There were so many years that I thought I was the only Kylie fan in the US, so it’s just really wonderful for me to be able to share her with the rest of the world. It is my sincerest hope that she has the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER today and I’m certain her legion of fans all across the globe wish the same. Happy Birthday, Kylie!! Here’s to many, many, many more Happy Birthdays to come!!
Last night the LA Lakers managed to pull of a last second win over the Phoenix Suns to take Game 5 (and the 3-2 lead) of the Western Conference NBA Finals and a host of celebs were in the hizzy at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, CA to root for the home team … including soccer stud and super dadDavid Beckham. Here are a few photos that show the range of emotions emoted by Becks during last night’s game:
His injury means he is thousands of miles away from the England training camp. But luckily, David Beckham has found something to take his mind off the World Cup. The footballer was fired up over an LA Lakers basketball match this week and joined in with the locals hollering as his team won a crucial match. The LA Galaxy star, 35, is resting up after an injury to his Achilles tendon which has taken him out of the England squad for the World Cup. But as the team flew off to their Austrian training ground this week, Beckham was not slumped in the doldrums. Instead he was cheering on his basketball team alongside celebrities such as Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Lakers won a narrow 103-101 victory in the dying seconds of the game. With less than a second on the clock, Ron Artest banked a final shot at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles yesterday. The defending champions were tied with rivals Phoenix Suns during the fifth match of the NBA Western Conference final playoff series. The team now have a 3-2 lead over the Suns in the best-of-seven series and are one game from the NBA finals. Other stars at the match included Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers and actor Zac Efron. Beckham has been spotted looking more relaxed recently, with beer in his hand at Lakers games and spending time with his wife Victoria and three children Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. And he will still be joining the England squad in South Africa. He won’t be training the players on the pitch but will be there as a confidant for the players as part of England’s backroom staff. Arsenal winger Theo Walcott said yesterday: ‘Just having him around, giving you advice, one of the best crossers of the ball, can only help. The most important thing he says is just enjoy it, play with no fear. And if you are young and play with no fear the best comes. It’s a shame his injuries mean he won’t have a chance to play in a last World Cup and he is a big miss. But he is going to help the players by being around and boosting their spirits.’
Aww … poor Becks. Welp, if he can’t really partake in the upcoming World Cup Tournament play, at least he can take part of the exciting sports festivities that are going on here at home in SoCal. At dinner with Darion last night, we were able to watch the last seconds of last night’s game and were very happy to watch the Lakers pull that win out of the fire. With 0 seconds on the clock, Artest‘s hoop made most of Los Angeles erupt in cheers! It was a really exciting end to a nailbiter of a game. If the Lakers win Game 6 on the road in Phoenix, then we very likely will not get to see Becks sitting courtside for the Lakers anymore … he’ll prolly be in South Africa if and when the Lakers advance the the NBA Finals. It’s a shame the Lakers are losing having Becks in the hiz, I’m thinking he was a pretty great good luck charm.
Warner Bros has announced a December 16th 2011 release date for the Guy Ritchie-directed sequel Sherlock Holmes 2, starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. The film will be going head to head with the Brad Bird-directed Mission: Impossible IV, one week after Martin Scorsese’s 3D movie The Invention of Hugo Cabret , and one week before Steven Spielberg’s 3D performance capture adaptation of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and Cameron Crowe’s adaptation of We Bought A Zoo. Also, Producer Joel Silver confirmed to Sci-Fi Wire that Rachel McAdams will return for the sequel, stating that “she’ll be present”. But I wouldn’t expect her to have a large role as the actress is tentatively scheduled to begin filming on Terrence Malick’s untitled next film in the fall. Silver also confirms that the next film will pay off and revolve around Sherlock’s archnemesis Moriarty. Brad Pitt had previously rumored to be in line for the role.
I so thoroughly enjoyed Sherlock Holmes that I am very much looking forward to this upcoming sequel. I know some folks have mixed feelings about Brad Pitt playing Holmes‘s arch-nemesis Moriarty but I think he’ll do a great job … IF he gets the role. I have to admit, I have not been a huge fan of Guy Ritchie‘s films (save for Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels … that was a great film) but he really impressed me with Sherlock Holmes. Will he continue to impress with SH 2? I guess we’ll have to wait until December 16, 2011 to find out.
I bet some of y’all had forgotten that Whitney is on tour. I had not … and I’m thrilled to see that she is still truckin’ along, bringing her show to sold out audiences around the world. I understand this particular show in Oberhausen was quite a hit … Whitney was treated to more than one standing ovation. I can’t be entirely sure but it sounds like Whit Whit may have finally hit her stride. There still have been no official announcements about Whitney bringing her Nothing But Love World Tour to the US (just yet) but I’m hopeful we’ll get to see her live on stage here at home sometime this year. Keep doing your thang, Whitney!
Here is an absolutely adorable photo of Britney Spears‘s young sons Sean Preston and Jayden James all dressed up and ready to embark on a brand new day. I believe the boys were on their way to preschool when this photo was taken but by judging the way the little dudes were dressed, you’d think they were on their way to work:
I love how their little lunch boxes look like briefcases. It’s just insane to me how grown up Sean P. looks. He’s no longer a baby boy, he’s a little kid … when the hell did that happen? Ugh … they’re just both so cute. This has to be my fave pic of the brothers ever, even if they look like little men rather than little boys.
But, it turns out, Lindsay isn’t necessarily all that interested in keeping her SCRAM bracelet under-wraps. Last night on Twitter, Lindsay posted a plea to the Chanel fashion house asking for someone there to help her glam up her SCRAM bracelet so that she can show it off while wearing “cute dresses”:
can CHANEL please help me out by getting me some stickers to put on my scram bracelet so that i can at least wear a chic dress?! maybe!? x
I don’t know that Chanel would necessarily want to be associated with alcohol-monitoring technology but, well, L. Lo usually tends to get what she wants. So if she is able to get her hands on some Chanel stickers so she can decorate her SCRAM bracelet, this is what it might look like:
Well, at least Lindsay‘s got her priorities straight … if she’s going to have to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet to ensure her compliance with a court order to refrain from drinking alcohol because she cannot be trusted to do so without the aid of sophisticated technology strapped to her ankle, at least she’s gonna try and make said sophisticated technology look pretty. Isn’t that what’s really important?
Gary Coleman desperately needs your “thoughts and prayers.” The former Diff’rent Strokes star, hospitalized after a fall earlier this week, is now on life support with a brain hemorrhage, according to his manager. Coleman, 42, suffered the injury in his Utah home on Wednesday and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, manager John Alcantar said in a statement Friday. Coleman was then transferred to the ICU at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for further tests and treatment. And there, things took a bad turn. “As of mid-morning on May 27, Mr. Coleman was conscious and lucid,” said Alcantar. “By early afternoon, Mr. Coleman was slipping in and out of consciousness and his condition worsened. “We are saddened to announce that since mid-afternoon, Mountain Time, on May 27, 2010, Mr. Coleman has been unconscious and on life support.” In a sad coda to his statement, Alcantar says that despite Coleman’s recent history of health problems and personal issues, “he always has had fond memories of being an entertainer and appreciates his fans for all their support over the years. “At this critical moment, we can only ask for your thoughts and prayers for Gary to make a speedy and full recovery.”
This is just heartbreaking news. Gary Coleman‘s life has been rife with tragedy after tragedy in recent years and this fall just seems the cruelest tragedy of all. Thru all of his legal woes, I’ve felt so much sympathy for the actor who brought so much laughter and entertainment in his youth. It seems like the guy just cannot catch a break … at least not up until now :( After the jump, check out video from ABC News that shows just how serious Coleman‘s condition is right now … More »
HMMM … it seems a wee bit early to be releasing movie posters for a film that has yet (to my knowledge) to go into production … especially considering that Lindsay only scored the role in the film just a few weeks ago. I mean … yeah. After the jump, check out the second Inferno poster released today … More »
Kylie Minogue will be releasing her new album Aphrodite in early July but today she is releasing a batch of fun promo photos to promote the release of her new album … behold:
Yeah, I’m thinkin’ that Kylie is really in love with the color blue these days, how about you? While these photos are kinda cool, none of them are all that new and inventive. Some of them look like Kylie promo pics that we’ve seen before. Even still, I can’t help but be CRAZY excited for the release of her new album in just over a month’s time. The full video for her new single All the Lovers (which you can preview HERE) will premiere online next week and then we go full steam ahead to the album’s release. I can’t wait to see what other promo stuff will be coming our way in the week’s leading up to Aphrodite‘s release.
She’s known for her vocal acrobatics and booty-shaking dance moves. But Beyonce gets the chance to show off her gymnastics skills as she cartwheels and flips over laser beams in a new advertising campaign. The 28-year-old plays a sexy jewel thief in the new Brazilian TV ad for her Dereon by Beyonce fashion line, which sells exclusively in C&A department stores. Beyonce shows just how form-fitting and flexible the clothes are as her little black dress clings perfectly to her curves during her daring stunts. As you would expect, the soundtrack to the ad is Beyonce’s 2009 hit Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It). The ad appears to be inspired by a scene from 1999 film Entrapment, which stars Catherine Zeta-Jones as an insurance investigator posing as a thief in a bid to catch Sean Connery’s professional criminal. House of Dereon was launched by the Knowles family in 2006 as a pret-a-porter fashion line, and followed soon after by the Dereon line, for younger women. The gowns range in price from $300-$500 and are on sale in U.S. department stores, including Bloomingdale’s, Neuman Marcus and Nordstrom. Dereon was the maiden name of Beyonce’s grandmother Agnèz Deréon, whose married name Agnèz Beyincé inspired the singer’s first name. The collection is sold with the tagline ‘Couture. Kick. Soul’ as it represents the spirits of three generations of Knowles women.
Er … while I think this is a cool idea for a commercial, I have to admit that using Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) in the ad seems dumb. The song has nothing to do with what is going on in the commercial nor does it have anything to do with Deréon fashion. I guess the song was used mainly because of its popularity and not because it is relevant to the ad campaign at all. Meh, I’m sure it’ll do its job and help Beyoncé sell some clothes. After the jump, check out the commercial and judge for yourselves … More »
TMZ has learned Lindsay Lohan will be making a nightly call to her probation officer — to find out whether she’ll have to take a drug test the next day. Lindsay was right on time today for her meeting with a new probation officer, a female. Sources tell TMZ Lindsay and the officer went through the prescription drugs Lindsay can take, without SCRAM repercussions — which include Adderall and Ambien. We’re told the officer went over protocol with Lindsay — which requires her to make a nightly phone call to the probation office. During that call, Lindsay will be informed whether she will have to go to the probation office the next day and submit to a drug test. All in all, we’re told the meeting “went well.”
Ugh … this is so a joke. Let me get this straight … Lindsay has been placed on restrictions that bar her from using alcohol or taking drugs but she is allowed to take prescriptions for Adderall and Ambien? I mean … c’mon. At least it seems like she’s taking her newly established “punishment” seriously … granted, this is only her first probation officer visit and it’s only been a few days since these new restrictions have been forced on her but … one day at a time, right? Stay clean, Lindsay … please?
We’re releasing our debut 6-track EP as a FREE download on June 1st. Pre-order now and get one track, “The Believers,” immediately. You’ll then be automatically emailed on June 1st as soon as the full EP download is ready. The EP will be delivered as high-quality DRM-free MP3s. For $2, you can pre-order the HD package, which adds options for lossless audio (24-bit 44.1kHz WAV and 16-bit FLAC and Apple Lossless) and the music video for “The Space in Between” in 1080p Quicktime. A pre-order of the HD package with immediate download of “The Believers” is included FREE with any merchandise purchase.
An online store is available HERE to purchase t-shirts, posters and/or stickers and any purchase at all will allow you to download the FREE EP in high quality format. Additionally, a physical CD version of the EP is available for purchase at Amazon HERE. The physical CD will feature slightly different cover artwork — check it out after the jump … More »
Last night David and I attended an early screening of Sex and the City 2 at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood after we toasted the night with Moët & Chandon at a preparty event at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum. The whole night was just crazy fun … especially since we got to celebrate with a bunch of really fun folks. While SaTC 2 is getting some pretty negative reviews, I have to say that I enjoyed the film very much and cannot wait to see the film again:
Now, the movie isn’t perfect … I wasn’t too keen on how the movie felt fairly disjointed and lacked a sense of flow for the better part of the 2 1/2 hours run time. What the film lacked in cohesiveness, it more than made up for in opulent fun. Some reviewers take issue with the level of decadence and “vapidness” they claim is in the film … but I completely disagree. This film seems to me like a lavish “action film” for women. If you consider that most Summer blockbuster films are rife with garish explosions, blood and extreme violence (which reviewers often have no problem praising), then a film like SaTC 2 should be able to feature garish luxury, bling and extreme opulence. The movie is a fantasy … it’s fun. I think producers were kind of asking for trouble by setting a movie like Sex and the City in the Middle East (where sex isn’t really openly celebrated) but I found it kind of fun to see these characters we know and love operating in unfamiliar territory. That being said, I contend that the first Sex and the City film was much, much better than this sequel but — then again — not many sequels tend to surpass the original films. I think if you let yourself go and just enjoy the ride the Sex and the City 2 can be lots of fun (imbibing a bottle or 2 of Moët & Chandon champagne can’t hurt either). I am looking forward to seeing SaTC 2 again … and prolly repeatedly. It’s just fun.
Much love and thanks goes out to Isandra from Moët & Chandon for taking such amazing care of us last night:
We had a blast and we love the Clinique goodies that were stashed in the fun giftbags, thank you so much!! Last night was even more fun because we got to hang out with new friend Wynter and her peeps and old friend Andrew who I haven’t seen in ages. I hope we all get to hang out again soon … last night was just way too fun :)
Tonight, I’m having dinner with Darion to do an early celebration for his birthday tomorrow! It’ll be really fun to just hang out the two of us. I hope your Thursday is treating you well!!
Chris Colfer (Glee) is 20, Andre 3000 of Outkast is 35, Paul Bettany is 39, Todd Bridges is 45, Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees is 53, Louis Gossett Jr. is 74, Lee Meriwether is 75 and Christopher Lee is 88 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
These shocking pictures look like a homeless man who has not eaten for weeks. But they are actually photos of multi-millionaire rapper 50 Cent, who lost a staggering 54lbs in just nine weeks for a film role. The hip-hop star went on a liquid-only diet and worked out for three hours a day to achieve the staggering weight loss. He is due to play a cancer-stricken American football player in a forthcoming film and wanted to look authentic for the part. In the past 50 cent has made much of his muscular body, often appearing topless in videos and showing off his huge frame. The 34-year-old is starring and co-producing ‘Things Fall Apart’, which will also feature Ray Liotta and is directed by Mario van Peebles. Soon after the dramatic weight loss pictures were posted on his website, 50cent.com, rumours swept the internet they were a hoax. But in a statement the star, real name Curtis Jackson, confirmed the pictures were authentic. ‘I was starving,’ he said, adding that now he is back on tour, ‘I’ve been eating. I’ll be back in shape in no time!’ In the film which is set for release in 2011, 50 Cent plays a football player diagnosed with cancer. He dropped from 214 pounds to an astonishing 160 pounds with a liquid diet and three-hour-a-day treadmill walks for nine weeks.
Yeesh! Fitty looks terrible. Losing this much weight so quickly cannot be healthy … and it sure as hell does not look fun. It appears that Fitty has taken a page from the Christian Bale Method Acting playbook … you may recall that Christian recently dropped a lot of weight for his film The Fighter and previously dropped a dangerous and sickly amount of weight for his film The Machinist. After the jump, check out one more photo of 50 Cent that shows just how gaunt he got for his new film role … More »
Last weekend we saw very cool photos of David Beckham chillin’ with the British troops in Afghanistan on a quick visit to the region to spread cheer and goodwill to the military personnel stationed there … but today we learn that Becks has made his way back home to SoCal. One of the first things on his agenda? Enjoying a frogurt date with his sons at Yogurtland!
Um, yeah, the Beckham boys really do love their frozen yogurt … there’s hardly a day that goes by without the Beckhams paying a visit to one of the many frozen yogurt shops here in LA. As you may recall, we saw that Brooklyn Joseph (the eldest Beckham child) made his very stylish red carpet debut at the LG Mobile event hosted by his mother Victoria Beckham Monday night … but he is much more dressed down and casual in these photos. No word on how long Becks will stay in town with the fam but he is due to make his way to South Africa to be with the English Team for the World Cup Tournament there next month. It looks like Becks is trying to enjoy as much frogurt as he can, while he can.
Fleet Week has come to NYC which can mean only one thing … Paris Hilton is on the prowl. Despite the fact that Fleet Week is typically a tradition for United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard ships deployed overseas to dock in major port cities around the country for a week of rest and relaxation, it is also a time for Paris Hilton to celebrate her version of Xmas ;) Here are a couple pics of Paris and her sister Nicky Hilton partying with a few sea men in NYC this week:
Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton has kicked off New York’s Fleet Week, dancing the night away with more than one hundred sailors. Thousands of military personnel from more than a dozen ships are in Manhattan for the annual Fleet Week tradition. Paris is a celebrity ambassador for the United Service Organisations ‘songs for Soldiers’ program, which aims to provide portable MP3 players to ever active service member. The socialite she says she hopes to visit troops in the Middle East and deliver the devices.
All kidding aside (I mean, how could I resist the Paris loves Sea Men joke?), I think it’s very cool of the Hilton sisters to spread a little cheer to the men in our armed forces (as long as “cheer” is the only thing they are spreading). Despite the fact that the Hiltons are well-known for their vapidness, they do occasionally step up and participate in worthwhile activities like this from time to time. I suppose we should commend Paris and Nicky for their goodwill this time around … I mean … right?
To be honest, these sunglasses don’t look half bad. The aviator style glasses look fairly unisex but, in all honesty, it’s all about the oversized wrap around glasses :) You know, it gets really sunny here in SoCal (not these days actually … we’re in the grips of the May Grey and the June Gloom will be here shortly) so these sunnies might be just the thing to brave the bright sun this Summer. I, personally, wouldn’t be all that interested in buying sunglasses online without trying them on in person (especially at these prices, $200 – $400) but I suspect there are quite a few rabid Madonna fans who might be willing to buy up these glasses sight unseen. The new official website for MDG Sunglasses also features a promo film featuring her Madgesty modeling the glasses. Check it out after the jump … More »
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is currently filming the epilogue scene which is likely to be featured in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II”. After Daniel Radcliffe and Bonnie Wright were spotted on the set, their co-stars Rupert Grint and Tom Felton have also been pictured shooting the same part on Wednesday, May 26. During the production which took place at King Cross station in London, England, Grint and Felton sported make-up and outfit to portray the older version of their respective characters. Moreover, the depicter of Draco Malfoy was seen having a beard and longer lock. Pictures from the filming of “Deathly Hallows” epilogue scene which feature Grint and Felton are available at Harry Potter’s Page. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” will follow Harry Potter and his two best friends who leave Hogwarts behind and set out to find and destroy the Horcruxes-the secret to Voldemort’s power and immortality. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson all return to reprise Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger respectively. This final chapter of the “Harry Potter” film series is made into two movies which both will get 3-D treatment. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I” is due for November 19 release both in U.S. and U.K. while “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” is scheduled for July 15, 2011 premiere.
If those of you who couldn’t resist looking at the photos posted yesterday were not impressed with the first photos then you prolly will not be very impressed this this new batch of photos. Check ‘em out after the jump … More »
Here we go again … new rumors are swirling this week that Mariah Carey is pregnant with her first child in the wake of her abrupt last minute decision to pull out of appearing in a new Tyler Perry film that is due to go into production next month. Now, pregnancy rumors where Mimi is concerned is nothing new BUT, it does seem odd that she would decide so suddenly to pull out of appearing in this new film … which would’ve been her first movie since appearing in Precious last Fall. Here is a photo of Mariah Carey on the red carpet at the 12th Annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards which was held at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in NYC last month … does she look pregs to you?
Mariah Carey abruptly pulled out of her role in Tyler Perry’s new film this week, PEOPLE has learned, sparking renewed speculation the singer/actress is pregnant. Carey, who won acclaim for her work in Precious, was set to appear in the adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s 1975 play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Filming was set to start next month. But on Tuesday Carey abruptly withdrew from the project. “I’m not at liberty to discuss her personal life at this time,” Carey’s spokeswoman Cindi Berger says, declining to give a reason for Carey’s withdrawal.
Considering that Mimi and hubby Nick Cannon just renewed their wedding vows on their second wedding anniversary earlier this month, I suppose the time is right for the couple to have a baby together. But it’s just impossible to believe any rumor about Mimi being pregs because new rumors spring up every other day. That being said, the reasoning over her possible pregnancy this time is sound so … we’ll just have to wait and see. I, for one, would LOVE it if Mimi and Nick really were expecting their first baby together so … I hope the rumor is true this time. Would YOU like to see Mariah give birth to her very own little lamb?
And so … America picks a new American Idol to reign over the landscape of competitive reality TV musicdom. Last night, the latest season of American Idol came to a close in a lavish finale episode that featured a host of big name musical acts, a tearful goodbye to the show’s meanest judge and — of course — the revelation of America’s pick for this year’s Idol. Here are a few photos of some of the big name musical acts who performed during last night’s finale ep:
While I am not a huge fan of the show itself, even I have to admit that American Idol puts on some of the most entertaining finale episodes on TV these days. Last night’s ep featured performances by Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Alanis Morissette, Bret Michaels, Carrie Underwood (herself a former AI winner) and more! It was deff worth tuning in just to see these pop stars pay homage to America’s biggest musical popularity contest. But, of course, the entire night lead up to the big announcement. In the end, there were 2 contestants left … Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze. But only one of them could be named this year’s American Idol. And the winner is … More »
We are exactly 18 days away from the season 3 premiere of True Blood on HBO but today I’ve got an early treat for all y’all to sink your teeth into. Apparently, preview DVDs of the first eps of True Blood have been disseminated to the media and screencaps from the season 3 premiere episode have made their way to the Internets … including a few screencaps of the very handsome Alexander Skarsgård:
Those of you who watch the show know that True Blood has its fair share of nekkidness from episode to episode … so it should come as no surprise that the first ep of the new season will be bringin’ the bare flesh. This is what Alexander‘s character Eric looks like from the front … but you wanna see what he looks like from the back? Check out the NSFW photos after the jump … More »
LOOOOVE this!! I was starting to get a little worried … I mean, we heard about this change in their relationship weeks ago and then … nothing. Britney popped up here and there around town but Jason was nowhere to be seen. Now that they have been spotted at Starbucks together, all’s right with the world. Huzzah!
the sex, drink and drug-fuelled drama that depicts teenage life as it often is rather than how parents imagine it, is to migrate to the big screen. After a year of speculation about the E4 show, producers today confirmed that shooting would begin in September on a film to be released in summer 2011. Steve Christian, executive producer on the film and chair of the film finance and distribution company CinemaNX, said the show – which few could accuse of presenting a sanitised picture of adolescence – was perfect for the big screen. But he added: “The biggest critics of Skins are the Skins fans so it’s going to be a big challenge. The programme has this incredible fanbase despite all the characters changing.” Skins has grown in popularity with more than 1.5 million people tuning in to the start of the recent fourth series. Although its target audience is teenagers, it has become something of a guilty pleasure for curious viewers far older. “Look, I’m a middled aged bloke with two kids, I should hate Skins but I absolutely love it,” said Christian. “And then I talk to my mates, people not in the film industry, and it’s the same thing – they watch it and they love it and it’s all down to the quality of the production.” The show’s first two series featured actors such as Dev Patel, who went on to Slumdog Millionaire, and Nicholas Hoult, who starred in last year’s A Single Man. Because the show is set in a sixth form, the teenage actors were all changed for the third and fourth series and the same thing will happen for series five and six, which have already been commissioned. Christian said the intention was to bring back characters from the first four series, but there would also be new characters. The script is being written by Jack Thorne, a regular Skins writer working with the show’s creator Bryan Elsley, and another regular, Charles Martin, will direct.
Now THIS is fantastic news!! Not only will as many original Skins characters be appearing in this film (they better get Nicholas Hoult and Dev Patel) but having the show’s creator involved will ensure the movie will rule. Skins is truly one of my fave new shows … I’ve been watching from the beginning and have every faith that this movie version will be excellent. I am as excited for this movie as I am vehemently opposed to the idea of a US version of the show. I cannot wait to hear more!
The old saying goes that blondes have more fun. Perhaps that’s what Lindsay Lohan was counting on when she said goodbye to her raven-colored hair and reverted back to golden tresses this week. The newly towheaded starlet-cum-designer–who was recently ordered to wear an alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet after failing to appear in court on Thursday–sported similar buttery waves three years ago, around the same time she wore another SCRAM ankle bracelet. Coincidence? We can’t be sure, but if the 23-year-old’s gone blonde for a little pick-me-up amid troubled times, she does seem to be enjoying her new do.
HMMM. And lest you think L. Lo was whooping it up at the Chateau last night, I understand she was plainly seen drinking only water and bubbly tea (which, I’m sure, she is hoping will get back to the judge overseeing her on-going probation case). I mean, it’s only been a couple of days since the judge ordered her to wear a SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet but … so far so good. To be honest, I’ve never been too big of a fan of blonde Lindsay but her hair does look great in these photos. Whether or not she’ll be able to stay away from booze is anyone’s guess but mebbe this new (old) look will give her a new outlook on life?
Jake Gyllenhaal made his way to Toronto, Ontario to make an appearance on eTalk to promote his new film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (due out in theaters on Friday) and thought it would be fun to whip out his long sword on Canadian TV … here are a few photos:
Oh yes, Jake … whip it out … you can whip out your sword any time, any place you like. I must admit, the world would be a much happier place if Jake Gyllenhaal felt free enough to whip out his sword whenever the spirit moves him. If he keeps up this kind of promo for his new film, I might even have to see it twice!
Unfortunately, I did not make it out to see Band of Horses last night at The Roxy due to an ill-timed stomach ache that struck around 7pm … I thought I could rally in time to see the show but, alas, I guess it just wasn’t meant to be. But, things will be much different tonight because I have every intention of attending an early screening of Sex and the City 2 at Grauman’s Chinese Theater tonight. Hosted by champagne giant Moët & Chandon, SaTC2 will screen tonight around 7pm with an champagne afterparty to follow:
Tonight’s screening promises to be a fabulous event … I am SO excited. Remember, Sex and the City 2 opens in theaters tonight at midnight so if you’re as anxious as I am to see the film, you don’t have much longer to wait. Wee!!
Matt Stone (South Park) is 39, Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Flash Forward) is 40, Helena Bonham Carter is 44, Lenny Kravitz is 46, Hank Williams, Jr. is 61 and Stevie Nicks is 62 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
The amazing HBO series Hung returns with all new episodes on June 27 and right now we get our first look at the first trailer for the upcoming second season … behold:
HBO has kicked off the promotion of “Hung” by releasing one interesting video. Instead of merely including new footage, the featurette called “Hard at Work” shows Ray in a train of bookings, pleasing one woman after another. Sounds incorporating in the actions done, form a melody. “Hung” will be back June 27 with the episode “Just the Tip”. If one remembers, the end of the first season sees Tanya succumbing to Ray’s proposal to include Lenore in the escort business. Ray, Tanya and Lenore’s new partnership starts inauspiciously when Ray “holds back” during a tryst with a pregnant client. Joining the cast in the new season is Merrin Dungey whom people recognize mostly on “Alias”. She will play Liz, a potential new love interest for Ray and one of his clients. She is a super successful corporate woman willing to pay Ray for a night of pleasure.
A couple of weeks ago we got to see Hung star Thomas Jane on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Men’s Fitness magazine and it was then that I was reminded about how much I love Jane in Hung. With all the True Blood promo that has been flooding our universe in the past few months, I had totally forgotten about Hung … but this new trailer has got me even more excited than ever for the show’s return. After the jump, check out this fun new trailer for Hung Season 2 in full … More »
On her mistrust of Google:
“Anybody who is called the government is right. And anybody who isn’t called the government is not right… And you know, all governments are connected to Google, and all governments can shift their search engines so only what they want you to see comes up… I want kids to be aware of this digital circumstance… Everyone on the Internet is like, “Oh my God, come and join Facebook!” They’re all so optimistic… and really, everyone is fucking you up behind the screens. And I don’t like that. It makes it difficult for me to interact with my fans knowing that. Google and Facebook were developed by the CIA, and when you’re on there, you have to know that.”
On her film school interview:
“I said, ‘If you don’t accept me, you’re going to change my life completely, because I’m going to go outside and get on the bus and I’ll be a crackhead prostitute and go to jail. And three years from now, I’ll come out of jail and make the best film.”
On her teenage years in Los Angeles:
I was always going out to LA because my cousin lived there, and she knew all the Bloods and Crips. So I was hanging out with her, having crazy times, and then I’d come back and be like, ‘I hung out with Tupac last week!’ and nobody knew who he was!”
On her unique sound:
“I thought being different was a bad thing, but then I realized it was just different because it hadn’t been done before.”
On doing commercials:
“Coca Cola wanted me to be their face, so of course I said no, and then Pepsi came to me and I said no again. But eventually, one day, I’m going to lose the battle and just be like, ‘Fuck it,’ and say yes… But I want to be able to be like, ‘Yeah, I made a sacrifice, but at least I have about 10 other people behind me who are worth it and who are going to benefit from all that money.”
On Paper Planes:
“Everyone was like, ‘You need to edit [the gunshots] out. They said, ‘You need something that’s going to get on the radio.’”
M.I.A.‘s full interview can only be read in the print edition of Nylon but these excerpts give you a pretty good feel for what’s on M.I.A.‘s mind these days. After the jump, check out a few photos from M.I.A.‘s Nylon photospread — they are not to be missed … More »
Kelly Clarkson apparently has left behind her beef with Ryan Tedder as they have reunited for her upcoming fifth studio album. Opening up about that matter was the frontman of OneRepublic himself in a recent interview. “I’m working on stuff for her next album and am personally over any of the drama between the two of us,” Ryan told The Denver Post. The vocalist furthermore commented on the similarity of Kelly’s “Already Gone” and Beyonce Knowles’ “Halo”. He said, “It’s silly. ‘Already Gone’ is now a bigger hit than ‘Halo’ was, so I think she’s probably happy, too.” On Kelly’s recently-leaked song “Wash, Rinse, Repeat”, Ryan didn’t rule out any possibility that the “American Idol” singer slams him on the track. He stated, “I’m pretty sure that song was ‘somewhat’ about me … and her record label.” But, the 30-year-old singer/songwriter didn’t despise it. He gushed, “I actually like it – I think Kelly speaks her mind regardless of anything. She’s great with lyrics, and I love that she is her own person. She’s no puppet.”
Yeah, I think this deserves a hearty WTF?! Now, we have to consider that this is Ryan Tedder speaking here, not Kelly Clarkson. All along, Tedder has been trying to downplay Kelly‘s beef with him (choosing instead to focus on her anger with her record label) so it would make sense for him to maintain an ongoing friendship with Kelly. I’m having a real hard time believing that Kelly would ever willingly choose to work with Ryan Tedder ever again. Unless she has had a HUGE change of heart (which is possible), the only way I can believe that Tedder and Clarkson will be collaborating musically again is if her record label is forcing her to do so (which is very likely). If Kelly is being forced into this collaboration, I doubt we’ll be hearing from her any confirmation that she is unwillingly working with Tedder again. I’m not sure what to think about this … but until I hear from Kelly herself, I’m not really counting on any new music from a Clarkson/Tedder team.
What do y’all think … have Kelly Clarkson and Ryan Tedder truly buried the hatchet?
Aaron Carter has spoken up about his ex-girlfriend Lindsay Lohan’s legal problem during a chat with CNN interviewer on Tuesday Night, May 25. Instead of playing nice, the “Leave It Up to Me” singer gave her his tough advice, saying that the “Mean Girls” star deserves the court order. “It hurts me to see that. I hope she can really learn something from this,” Aaron, who proposed to his student/dancer girlfriend Maile Hochuli in early April, stated. “They are going to make an example of you now, Lindsay, and you deserve it. You don’t get in the car with two people and go chasing after your assistant going a hundred miles an hour down PCH,” Aaron continued. And what came next from the 22-year-old singer might even make Lindsay fumed as he said, “Michael Lohan is a very good man. He was thrown under the bus very bad by that family. It takes a man to keep a family strong sometimes. I would go and find her,” Aaron continued. “I wouldn’t even care about finding her mother.”
While I find it very difficult to take anything that Aaron Carter says seriously, I have to admit that I do agree with his assertion that Lindsay shouldn’t be pitied right now. I think tough love and real punishment might be the only things that will help her get her life in order and treating her with kid gloves will only reinforce the notion that she can do whatever she wants and get away with it. I think Aaron loses me when he talks about Michael Lohan. But, he is entitled to his opinion … so folks can take it or not. After the jump, watch video of Aaron Carter commenting on Lindsay Lohan‘s legal woes and determine if YOU agree with his assertions … More »
Yesterday we learned that sad news that the planned Bionic Tour, which was meant to take place this Summer in support of Christina Aguilera‘s new album of the same name, has been postponed until next year (despite the fact that tickets for some of the tour dates had already been sold) and today we hear from Xtina herself about the tour postponement. Aguilera posted a message on her official website written to fans explaining why the tour had to be canceled … here is the full text of Xtina‘s new message:
I made the decision to move my summer tour and I am truly sorry to those of you who had purchased tickets and have been disappointed by the news. Immediately after wrapping production on Burlesque, I went directly back into the studio and then quickly started the promotional process for Bionic. With both the album press and film press I am booked the entire summer and need time to focus on the work at hand. After reviewing the schedule with my team, I realized there was not enough time to put together and rehearse for a proper show, one that is at the caliber you expect from me or at the level I would present to my fans. In addition, my album has not even been released as yet and I would like for you all to become familiar with the music before you hear it live on tour. Again, I am sorry to have to move the dates but I promise to come see you when the time is right!
I look forward to seeing you all on the road soon enough to get BIONIC…
As I mentioned yesterday, I can appreciate the need to postpone this ill-conceived tour so that a proper show can be put together but I just wish the decision to cancel this year’s shows could’ve been made before the tickets went on sale. Ticketmaster/Livenation is notorious for not fully refunding all the fees incurred from ticket sales. Fans who paid service and handling fees for the tickets will now have to eat those costs because of this cancellation. I do commend Xtina for addressing her fans directly on the matter, tho. I don’t know that it will necessarily please everyone but at least it’s something.
New photos from the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows have made their way to the Internets that show how the characters Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley will look in the epilogue to the film, aged 19 years. As you may be well aware, the final Harry Potter book will be broken into 2 films (the first of these two films will be released in movie theaters this November) and the epilogue scene will be featured at the very end of the second film (which will be released next year?). Those of you who have read the Deathly Hallows book know how the story ends and should be well aware of what takes place in the epilogue … those of you who have not yet read Deathly Hallows may want to refrain from reading any further to remain unspoiled. First, read on for a refresher on what action takes place in the epilogue to Deathly Hallows and see the new photos that have been leaked from the set of the film:
Nineteen years later, Harry and Ginny Weasley are married and have three children: James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna. Ron married Hermione and has two children, Rose and Hugo. The families meet at King’s Cross station, where a nervous Albus is departing for his first year at Hogwarts. Harry’s godson, Teddy Lupin, is found kissing Victoire Weasley (Bill and Fleur’s daughter) in a train carriage. Harry sees Draco Malfoy and his wife Astoria Greengrass (revealed on Rowling’s website behind the door) with their son, Scorpius. Neville Longbottom is now a Hogwarts Herbology professor and remains friends with the two families. Harry comforts Albus, who is worried he will be sorted into Slytherin, and tells his son that one of his two namesakes, Severus Snape, was a Slytherin and the bravest man he had ever met. He adds that the Sorting Hat takes one’s choice into account, like it did for Harry. The book ends with these final words: “The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.”
That was a short summation of what takes place in the epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. So … what will Harry and Ginny look like 19 years into the future? Find out, after the jump … More »
Entertainment Weekly is reporting some very surprising, very shocking news about the upcoming season of Dexter. According to the mag, a castmember from the past is making a return to the show … a return that is likely to flummox quite a few viewers, I think:
So as not to spoil the surprise for those of you who want to wait until the new season of Dexter airs this Fall, I’ll keep the news behind the cut. Be warned, reading any further WILL very likely leave you mouth-agape and likely very shocked. You wanna know? Read on … More »
The latest installment of the mini-series A Drop of True Blood has made its way to the Internets as we continue to countdown the days until True Blood returns with its third season on HBO on Sunday June 13. This new minisode features main vampire Bill doing a bit of ring shopping for his beloved ladylove Sookie Stackhouse … behold:
I presume the action that takes place in this minisode occurred before Bill was kidnapped in the season finale of True Blood last Summer. Of the minisodes released thus far from the A Drop of True Blood mini-series, this has to be the funniest of the bunch. I mean, when you feature a vampire with a very nervous divorcee named Bushy-Smallwood, well, the hilarity is sure to follow. What do you think of this new A Drop of True Blood minisode? It’s brills, yeah?
In early April we learned that the cast of Jersey Shore had made their way to Miami Beach, FL to film the second season of their hit MTV reality TV show there and in the weeks that followed there was drama, boozing and scads of guido-certified GTLing. Today, we learn that the cast have finished their time in Miami as they were spotted moving out of their temporary home with packed bags in hand:
I suspect that the cast will now make their way to the actual Jersey Shore to wrap production of their show. I understand the Jersey Shore house will be passed over to a new cast of guidos and guidettes for season 3. Even tho the Jersey cast was only in town for a few weeks, I’m guessing the fine Floridians who live in Miami Beach are happy to see them go … but, you know, that’s just a hunch ;)
Stars of the popular Harry Potter film series got to tour the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which is set to open to the public in June. When the stars got their first look at Universal’s newest attraction, they say they were blown away by what they experienced. “A film set has a cut off point. Being here was actually moving and emotional,” said Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the movie series. Other stars visiting the park included Robbie Coltrane who plays Hagrid, Jamie and Oliver Phelps who play the Weasley twins, and Matthew Lewis, known on-screen as Neville Longbottom. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is set to open to the public on June 18.
I am DYING!! This place sounds so cool … if the cast of Harry Potter are impressed, can you imagine what fans will think? After the jump, check out video of these Harry Potter actors getting a sampling of the fun offerings that will be made available in just a few short weeks at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter … More »
Even though her daughter is only 2½ weeks old, Bethenny Frankel can already see one similarity between her newborn and herself. “She has my E.T. toes,” says Frankel, pointing to Bryn Casey Hoppy‘s little pink feet. “They are so long!” Frankel, the star of Real Life Housewives of New York City, always tells it like it is — even when discussing her baby’s early delivery on Saturday, May 8. Waking Jason Hoppy up around 6 a.m. some five weeks before their first child was due to tell him her water broke, Frankel immediately called the doctor and told her husband to pack their bags. In his excitement, Hoppy instead started ringing up a few friends. “Her water broke — we’re having a baby!” he announced. A laboring Frankel countered: “We don’t have a baby. We have a puddle.” Looking back, she laughs, “I told him to get a pen and paper and get organized!” The couple rushed to the hospital. “All I wanted was a bagel and the doctor [told me] I couldn’t eat,” she recalls. “And for two days, I couldn’t.” After some 30 hours of labor, doctors recommended a c-section to deliver baby Bryn. “She came out like a little doll,” Frankel, 39, says of seeing her daughter for the first time. “It was amazing.”
This People article, which goes on HERE, reveals that Bryn‘s name was chosen in honor of daddy Jason Hoppy‘s late brother Bryan who was tragically killed in a car accident 19 years ago. I can’t think of a more beautiful way to honor the memory of a loved one. Bryn is such a beautiful little baby … Bethenny looks OVER the moon!! Congrats and love goes out to the Frankel-Hoppy family once more on the happy birth of their beautiful daughter. Ain’t she just the most precious little thing?
Last week we got to see a teaser clip for Rihanna‘s new music video for Rockstar 101 which featured the chanteuse parading about in a red wig but right now we get to see the music video in full. As you can tell from the following screencaps, last week’s sneak peek failed to do the very cool-lookin’ video justice:
I have to admit, I don’t love the song … but I do love the video. Check it out, after the jump … More »
Last night was a very welcome quite night for me. After all the traveling and the emotional heartache going on, it was nice having nothing at all to do for once. I ran out to Staples to pick up some needed supplies but, overall, it was a day devoted to nothing … which was glorious. I spent some of last night reading, writing in my personal journal and just trying to enjoy being home.
Tonight, I have tickets to see a special performance by Band of Horses at The Roxy on Sunset Blvd:
I am a huge fan of the Horses and I am planning to go to the show … but I did buy the ticket last week and now I’m not too sure I’m really up for a concert. I’ll see how the day progresses … I missed seeing the band here in LA last Fall, I’d hate to miss seeing them again.
Jake Gyllenhaal, whose new big budge action film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time opens in theaters this Friday, paid a visit to The Late Show with David Letterman last night. As you might expect, Jakey poo was lookin’ F-I-N-E as he made his way from his hotel to the Ed Sullivan Theater for last night’s appearance:
Ah yes … you can always count on Jake to bring the hotness … even when he’s not trying. Love him!! After the jump, check out video of Jake‘s interview with David Letterman last night. You’ll never guess how the lad got into acting … More »
Here are a couple of really cute pics of the adorable Suri Holmes-Cruise enjoying a couple scoops of ice cream with her moms Kate Holmes at Sundaes and Cones in NYC yesterday afternoon … behold:
My, my … the wee robot is growing into a fine young lady-like creature, ain’t she? It doesn’t really seem like all that long ago that she was just an inflated beach ball hiding inside Katie‘s suspiciously faux baby bump … now here she is, eatin’ ice cream … lookin’ cute. All kidding aside, Suri really does look adorable in these photos … I love her hair, her outfit, her expression. She’s a doll, an absolute doll.
Like father, like son – even when it comes to peculiar dressing habits, it seems. David Beckham would have enjoyed seeing pictures of his 11-year-old son Brooklyn coping his style for a red carpet event with mother Victoria in Los Angeles last night. Wearing his shirt untucked on one side, a loose granddad-style cardigan, dark rinse jeans and trendy trainers, Brooklyn showed a sense of humour, if he did look a little nervous, at the LG Fashion Touch party. As a red carpet novice, Brooklyn was grateful for the encouragement of his mother – who is something of a veteran at this stage. But while Victoria, 36, was clearly in her element with her eldest child at the event, she didn’t forget her style icon status, and reinvented herself once again by debuting a new hairstyle. Posh is famous for her ever-changing locks, but seems to have finally found the best look for her after replacing her usual poker-straight brunette waves with a multi-layered, wavy look.
The former Spice Girls star dazzled in a ‘Cloud’ dress from her own collection – a short version of the full-length gown she wore to the Oscars in March. While Beckham was queen of the red carpet, Longoria made a rare fashion faux pas with her bizarre mini-dress. The Desperate Housewives star, 35, was wearing a black and grey frilly mini, with a chiffon style blouse attached the top. Perhaps feeling a tad jet-lagged after returning from her recent jaunt to Cannes, Longoria appeared a bit heavy-handed with the concealer under her eyes, which stood out next to her olive skin. Beckham and Longoria were hosting the bash at Soho House, which was billed as ‘a night of fashion and technology’. Longoria and Beckham managed to draw a host of Hollywood stars to the bash, including Jessica Simpson, Vanessa Hudgens, Selma Blair and Twilight star Anna Kendrick. Simpson, who attended with her younger sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, squeezed her curvy figure into a very tight black and grey jersey mini from the Spring/Summer 2010 Beckham collection … Beckham and Longoria recently starred in advertising campaign for the new Fashion Touch phones, with the two models reflecting the personalities. The Lotus Elite is ‘bold and edgy’ like Beckham, while the Rumor Touch is ‘sleek and classical’ like Longoria.
Aww … I really love that Brooklyn attended last night’s event. He was lookin’ very dapper, much like is father on the red carpet. You will note that homeboy was even wearing a very expensive pair of Louis Vuitton sneakers designed by Kanye West. He is already becoming quite the little fashionista … fashionister? The kid’s got style, it must run in the family. In case you’re not aware, Vicki B. and Eva are featuring in TV commercials for these new LG mobile phones. After the jump, check out one of their commercials to see if YOU are inspired to pick up one of their mobile devices … More »
Bad news, Christina Aguilera fans … it looks like you’re gonna hafta wait a while longer to see your girl live on stage. Altho thousands of tickets have already been sold for Xtina‘s planned Summer tour in support of her new album Bionic, the decision has been made to cancel this Summer’s dates and move the entire tour to 2011. The reasoning? “Prior commitments”. Um, what? Read on …
Christina Aguilera, who was set to tour in support of her highly anticipated new album “Bionic” alongside Leona Lewis, has pushed back the tour a year. In a statement from Live Nation, Aguilera announced the summer tour has been moved to 2011 due to prior commitments she had to make for promoting the album, set to hit stores June 4 and her upcoming film debut, “Burlesque,” which is slated for a November release and co-stars Cher. “The singer felt she needed more time to rehearse the show and with less than a month between the album release and tour date this wasn’t possible,” the statement read. New dates will be announced later this year. Refunds for tickets to Aguilera’s Aug. 19 show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine are available at point of purchase. Aguilera is slated to perform at the MTV Movie Awards on June 6.
Yes, all of this makes sense … but why wasn’t any of this lack of time taken into consideration BEFORE the tour was announced and tickets went on sale? I managed to score some sweet tix for the August 19th show and now I have to go thru the hassle of getting a refund of my money. Altho annoying, I guess it’s better than Xtina put her tour on hold so that she can take the time to work up a spectacular show. I guess we’ll just have to wait until next year to see the Bionic woman in action on stage.
And so … 24 comes to an end. Last night Fox aired the 2-hour season finale episode of the long-running action/drama 24 and brought to a close what I consider one of the best television programs to ever air in the US. I’ve been a longtime fan of 24 and even tho some of the more recent storylines have left me wanting more, I have to say that overall the series is absolutely one of my all-time favorite TV shows. I thought it was very fitting that the finale ep of the series took place between the hours of 2 and 4 PM … bringing to an end, once and for all, the last day of Jack Bauer‘s television life:
After the jump, check out a few screencaps from last night’s finale ep and read some of my thoughts on the end of 24. Also, check out an amazing promo video made by Fox that highlights some of the most exciting characters and moments from 24‘s 8 season run … More »
Last night in NYC Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis were joined by a host of other celebs for the premiere of their new film Sex and the City 2. The lavish event, which took place at Radio City Music Hall, managed to attract a horde of screaming fans who were anxious to get a look at the fabulously stylish stars on the red carpet. Here are a few photos from the SaTC 2 premiere in NYC last night along with some deets from the event:
Monday night in Manhattan marked a milestone for many New York women, with the premiere of the most-anticipated chick flick of the season, “Sex and the City 2.” Outside Radio City Music Hall, thousands of women braved a muggy city evening during rush hour. Sandwiched against police barricades, fans formed a veritable sorority as they sweat through their foundation and mascara, chanting “Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, Miranda!” over the din of honking taxicabs. When the leading ladies, Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes), Kim Cattrall (Samantha Jones) and Kirstin Davis (Charlotte York) actually appeared, Parker, dressed in a whimsical neon-yellow colored gown, walked boldly away from the red carpet toward her public, embracing women who pleaded for autographs. “It’s almost like she’s Jesus,” one reporter said, laughing, as the press looked on, transfixed. Later, when Parker, Nixon and Cattrall bypassed most of the media, waving apologetically, reporters grimaced. Thankfully, unlike their female co-stars, the leading men in the movie took the time to dish on what fans can expect from the sequel. David Eigenberg, who plays Steve, Miranda’s husband, revealed his character’s opinion of his onscreen spouse. “Miranda [is] kind of bossy. She kind of busts my chops. … But she’s good in the bed, you know,” Eigenberg told ABCNews.com. Eigenberg also admitted that he doesn’t relate to his character, Steve, at all. “I’m a lot meaner and stupider than he is,” he said … John Corbett, who plays Aiden, Carrie’s former fiance, whom she encounters in the new movie while vacationing with the girls in Abu Dhabi, emphasized the movie’s surprising merits for men. “I always thought that this show was just for the women. There’s a lot to learn if you just pick up a Cosmopolitan once in a while. … It’s like a guide. This movie acts in the same way. All you got to do is pick up some popcorn and some coke, and you’ll pick up some tips if you’re interested,” Corbettt told ABCNews.com. Jason Lewis, who plays Smith Jerrod, Samantha’s hunky ex-boyfriend, hinted that his character will also appear in Abu Dhabi. “The travel and location was amazing,” he said, beaming. “Oh, and you know, it’s a horrible thing being surrounded by pretty women,” Lewis joked. Chris Noth, who plays Carrie”s husband, John Preston — aka Big — looked suave and debonair in a black tuxedo. In the sequel, Big and Carrie are rumored to have marital problems. On the red carpet, Noth didn’t really kiss and tell about the plot, saying the movie is about “grappling with the traditions” … Unlike many of her female co-stars, Kristin Davis did take the time to summarize the movie, calling it “a fun romp.” Dressed in a bright-pink gown, Davis also dispelled frequent rumors of offscreen cattiness among the four women. “All four of us were together for most of the time off camera. We had a very similar situation to what they had in the movie but with less controversy,” Davis said.
OMG, this looks so fun! The SaTC folks always save the biggest premiere for NYC, for obvious reasons, but I am really looking forward to the LA preview screening that will be taking place at Grauman’s Chinese Theater tomorrow night. The event, hosted by Moët & Chandon, will show the film first before taking the party to the new Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum on Hollywood Blvd. (insert your own joke here) for a bubbly afterparty. I am SO excited for that event because David and I have been invited to attend :) I’ve been really looking to SaTC 2 since we heard the movie was greenlit for production … it doesn’t seem like all that long ago that we saw the first photos from the set and now … the film has already enjoyed its first premiere. I’ve been staying as far away from movie spoilers as possible (mainly because I feel I already know too much about the plot from the released movie trailers) and I’ve refrained from reading any reviews so I can enjoy the film unencumbered by other opinions. I know there will be quite a few of you making your way to movie theaters this Thursday for the release of Sex and the City 2! Who’s excited?!
I understand the video will be released in full very soon (this Friday? next week?) but this little sneak peek clip gives us a pretty good feel for what’s to come. There appears to be lots of lovers gettin’ it on on the streets of Los Angeles. After the jump, check out the clip in full … More »
Now that we’ve borne witness to the last episode of the ABC series Lost we can turn our attention tonight to the last episode ever of the Fox series 24. That’s right, after 8 seasons of pulse-pounding excitement, time will finally run out on the 24 TV series:
The Atlantic boldly maintains that 24 is “the most influential TV drama of all time”, claiming the show has had a deeper impact on television than even The Sopranos, The Wire, Hill Street Blues, or ER. That is high praise (which I, for the most part) agree with. 24 really set a new standard in TV. It started out as a very novel idea … each episode of the 24 ep season would represent “in real time” one full day in the life of American superhero Jack Bauer. The show stayed true to that formula for all 8 seasons … and, much to my chagrin, altho the show may have run out of inventive ways to tell new and exciting stories it really provided more thrills than any TV show that I can think of. Jack Bauer saved the world from nuclear attack (among other incredible threats) on many occasions, never flinching when he was asked to do the impossible. I was able to preview tonight’s finale episode and I can assure you, the show goes out with a bang. I was very satisfied with the way 24 ends and I hope you will be too. Make sure you tune in to say goodbye to Jack Bauer, Chloe O’Brian and the folks at CTU. They’ve kept us entertained for the better part of a decade. It will be, IMHO, very sad to see them go.
Lest you think it was just Romeo and Cruz having a gand ol’ time this weekend, check out these photos that show a very happy eldest Beckham boy Brooklyn Joseph and a … well … kinda miserable-looking but still probably happy mama Victoria Beckham mugging for the photogs:
Yes, life looks real good for the Beckhams. They really make an adorable family, don’t you think?
In years past, we’ve spent some time admiring photos of once single playboy Matthew McConaughey hittin’ the surf here in SoCal in various states of undress. Since becoming a father and somewhat settling down with babymama Camila Alves, Matthew has ditched his playboy image and behavior … but he has remained a active surfer. This weekend, he and young son Levi Alves did a bit of surfing (not together) to unofficially kick off the 2010 Summer Surf Season:
Sure, these photos might be a tad bit hotter if Matthew were wearing less (I mean, it’s like pulling teeth to get him to go shirtless when it wasn’t that long ago that you couldn’t pay the man to wear a shirt in public) but I love seeing photos of him at the beach with his children. it really is very cool to see that Matthew has grown up considerably in the past few years. I know this won’t be the last photo we’ll see of the McConaughey men at the beach … in no time at all, father and son will be riding the waves together. I am very much looking forward to seeing those photos one day.
congratulations to my brother graduating top of his class! he’s so brilliant & im SO proud of him!! yay Mikey! @dinamlohan raised us well!
Yes, congratulations are absolutely in order … at least one Lohan kid appears to have his head on straight. I sincerely hope that Lindsay is able to follow her brother’s example and straighten out her life … seriously. Graduating from college is no small feat. To be honest, I’d say that Michael Lohan, Jr. has just become the most successful, most accomplish Lohan kid. Here’s hoping his influence spreads to the other Lohan kids.
M.I.A., who is planning to release her third album /\/\/\Y/\ in July, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Complex magazine. In her coverstory interview, M.I.A. (née Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam) talks about her young son Ikhyd, the end of the world, her preference of LA over NYC and more! Here is M.I.A.‘s beautiful Complex magazine coverphoto and some excerpts from her interview:
As a mom, do you hope for struggles for your son in his lifetime? M.I.A.: I don’t hope for them, but he’s probably going to have them. I think their generation is probably going to have the craziest, you know?
In what respect? M.I.A.: Any kid being born in these times is gonna have to be resilient to a million and one things. We thought we’d seen it all, and our parents thought that they’d seen it, but every generation it gets more and more intense.
Did you see much violence growing up? M.I.A.: Yeah, all the time. My kid’s gonna see it, but he’s gonna see it in computer games. I don’t know which is worse. The fact that I saw it in my life has maybe given me lots of issues, but there’s a whole generation of American kids seeing violence on their computer screens and then getting shipped off to Afghanistan.
What was your impression of America when you were little? M.I.A.: The first place I came to was L.A., and I just loved it. From the airplane looking out the window, the landscape just shines—all the lights are twinkling, all the cars are reflecting the sun. It was very Tinseltown. If you’re coming from Sri Lanka and you want to experience the West, that was the extreme end of Western civilization to me—the vastness of L.A. was truly different. I wasn’t impressed with New York, ’cause it’s a bigger version of London. But L.A. was kinda cool.
Has your idea of America changed as you’ve grown up? M.I.A.: When I first came in the mid-’90s, I was listening to loads of hip-hop, and the gangsta-rap era completely engulfed me. There’s where I spent my time. Those were the clubs I went to, and those were the people I was hanging out with, so I had a weird understanding of it. But now I get to see a bigger picture of America. It’s different.
What’s changed? M.I.A.: The thing that I enjoyed about it when I came to L.A. was that it was just people doing whatever they liked. It was your life and you could do things and you were in charge. There were barbecues all the time in every park, house parties. Just so much more joy. And now it doesn’t seem like that. And it’s because it’s so expensive there. By the time you’ve got to doing your house, insurance, your car, and paid a bill for your baby, it’s just too hard for you to have any fun, you know?
Do you have a process, or do you create when you feel like it? M.I.A.: I’m really into some sort of digital ruckus and that’s kind of what it is in the sound and imagery. I don’t wanna say it’s chaotic, but if we’re being given certain tools, it’s rediscovering and reassembling, I suppose. The bottom line is: Sometimes my work is really uncomfortable and doesn’t sit well, but that’s the point. It’s OK to push it out this far—someone’s gonna be like, “But I like it over here.” But at least the door’s open and you’ve pushed it that far, so the possibility of a range can exist.
Are you conscious of trying to make art to live up to your reputation, or do you start clean every time? M.I.A.: It really depends on what you’re going through at the time. The last album I was making was really chaotic. I was traveling all the time and was just mad, angry, pissed off. I threw the hard drive out the window with “Paper Planes” on it and was like, “Fuck this song.” Luckily, it didn’t smash. But the world has changed since I worked on the last album. I started with writing an intro for it, the intro was, “Connected to the Google/connected to the government.” That was like 10 months ago, and every day I felt more and more like I was tuned into whatever was going on.
What was it that was going on? M.I.A.: Google is the most powerful corporation in the world, and why do you think that is? It’s ’cause they log the most data and they collect the most information and that’s the thing that everyone’s gonna want and that’s the thing that no one’s gonna have. That’s what it’s about and it’s important to tell people in the street or poor people to arm themselves with knowledge ’cause that shit’s a commodity.
I just love her. She speaks her mind openly and honestly and whether or not you agree with her opinions, you’ve got to give her credit for so openly sticking to her guns. She’s a genius, both musically and otherwise. I can’t wait to hear her entire new album. After the jump, check out a few photos from M.I.A.‘s Complex magazine photospread — the photos are really striking … More »
Yesterday was my last day in Detroit before returning home to SoCal last night and I got to spend the early part of the day with Mark and Sarah and the latter part of the day with my parents. Sarah, Mark and I ventured into downtown Detroit to have lunch at Slow’s BBQ and to drive around the city. It’s so sad to see the dilapidated parts of the city but I am happy that the Detroit Train Station is still standing:
I understand the city of Detroit is planning to demolish it, which would be such a shame considering how beautiful a building it still is … even in it’s near condemned state. As sad a sight as it is, I was happy to see it still standing.
After our quick trip downtown, I said my goodbyes to Mark and Sarah and went home to hang out with my folks. Even in their early 80′s, they are healthy, active and vibrant. I am so lucky to have them … we had a nice afternoon together.
My flight home wasn’t too bad and it was really great to be back home with David. We’ve got a few things going on this week but I’m looking forward to a whole lotta nothing tonight. Hope your Mondays are going well :)
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Last night, during the 2 1/2 hour series finale of Lost on ABC, a quick promo trailer for True Blood aired that provided a digital barcode that could be captured on your smartphone and would let you watch an exclusive scene from the first ep of the new season of TB which will premiere on HBO on Sunday June 13. For those of you who missed watching the clip last night for whatever reason, you can check it out in full right here:
I understand the clip can only be watched on a smartphone so those of you who do not have smartphones can finally watch the clip above. It’s not a terribly exciting clip but the fact that vampire Eric (played by Alexander Skarsgård) is shirtless works for me :) I suspect we still have a few more goodies to look forward to in the next 3 weeks leading up to the season 3 premiere of True Blood. More shirtlessness, please ;D
Lance Bass and a group of his BFFs were spotted at an eatery called Extra Virgin in Greenwich Village, NYC over the weekend lookin’ like they were having a gay ol’ time (ie. the happy gay, that is) … here are a few photos of Lance and his boys brunching over the weekend:
Unfortch, Lance‘s rumored new beau Kyan Douglas (of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fame) was not in attendance at this weekend’s fun all-boy brunch. The couple have yet to be photographed together so … I guess we’ll just have to keep an eye out to see if Lance and Kyan manage to stay together long enough to be seen out and about as a couple.
Troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan finally made her much-ballyhooed appearance in court today to stand before judge Marsha Revel who is overseeing her ongoing DUI probation case stemming from her DUI conviction a few years ago. Earlier today we heard from Lindsay herself in her own words her reasons for missing court last week, but just moments ago Judge Revel got to hear those “reasons” in court. The judge put new restrictions on L. Lo, including the requirement that she wear a SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet, and set another court date for July. Here are a few photos of Lindsay in court with her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley and the deets of what went down:
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge outlined new bail conditions for Lindsay Lohan at a hearing Monday, including a bracelet to detect alcohol, a ban on drinking and random weekly drug testing. Lohan must also attend all of her alcohol classes as scheduled, unless the class interferes with her random drug tests, Judge Marsha Revel said. Lohan’s attorney said she is filming scenes for a movie in Texas, but Revel insisted, “It’s going to be drug testing here,” meaning in California. Lohan’s attorney, after conferring with her client, said she would accept the conditions. Prosecutor Danette Meyers asked for proof that Lohan had a ticket to fly back to the United States in time for last week’s hearing. Defense attorney Shawn Chapman Holley said she has the proof and will show it to the court. A formal probation violation hearing for Lohan was scheduled for July 6. Holley told Revel that Lohan missed her alcohol counseling session last week because her uncle died. “Did she go to the funeral?” Revel asked. “She did not,” Holley answered. Revel has given Lohan, 23, several second chances, but she appeared ready to lay down the law when Lohan missed Thursday’s hearing on her probation for a 2007 drunken driving conviction. Holley told the judge that Lohan was unable to catch a flight from France two days earlier because she lost her passport at the Cannes Film Festival. Thursday’s hearing was to determine whether Lohan had been attending weekly alcohol counseling sessions as ordered, but her absence prompted Revel to rule there that was “probable cause to believe [Lohan]) is in violation of probation.” The judge revoked Lohan’s probation, issued an arrest warrant and imposed new conditions. “I warned her before,” Revel said. “She knew it was very serious.” Lohan was not arrested when she finally arrived in Los Angeles from France on Saturday because her $100,000 bond had already been posted … Lohan was arrested twice in 2007 on charges of driving under the influence and in the second incident she was also charged with cocaine possession. The first arrest came after Lohan lost control of her Mercedes-Benz convertible and struck a curb in Beverly Hills. Just two weeks after checking out of a Malibu drug and alcohol rehab facility, she was arrested again in July 2007 after a woman called Santa Monica police, saying Lohan was trying to run her down with a car.
I mean, yeah, we knew that Lindsay wasn’t going to be thrown in jail and it was very unlikely that she’d be forced into rehab … these new restrictions were to be expected. At least, tho, this gives Lindsay a chance to straighten herself out (at least for a short while) in order to show the court she can comply with these restrictions. It remains to be seen if Lindsay will actually fully comply (ie. NO booze at all) and, if not, how Judge Revel will react … but she does have a chance to do the right thing. Will she be able to do so? I suppose it’s anyone’s guess.
Hold on to your hats, y’all … there might be a BIG development on the way for Reese Witherspoon and her relatively new man Jim Toth. Over the weekend, Reese was spotted making her way out of a bridal shop in Santa Monica, CA before meeting up with Jim at one of her kids’ sporting events later in the day. Might the couple be ready already to say their I Dos?
I mean … HMMMMM. I suppose just because Reese was spotted at a bridal shop it doesn’t necessarily mean that she is planning to get hitched. She might have an upcoming wedding for a family member or friend … perhaps she was just trying on veils for kicks. I think it might be a bit hasty to assume she is ready to marry Jim already but … well, in Hollywood, I guess you just never know. What do y’all think … do you think these two ready to tie the knot?
As I’m sure you are well aware, the 2 1/2-hour season finale of Lost aired on ABC last night bringing a close to a story that has captured the imagination of the world for the past 6 years and while the ep did not satisfy everyone (after all, how could it?) it did manage to strike a cord with many loyal fans of the show. Because the finale ep was such a big deal, the show’s creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse filmed 3 alternate endings for the series in order to keep the real ending a complete surprise:
These alternate endings were aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night after the real season finale ending aired … but in case you missed seeing them last night, you can check them out now — after the jump More »
Lindsay reveals that she was in Cannes to do press for an upcoming film called Inferno — NOT to party with her friends as has been reported; she claims that she stopped in someone’s room to innocently take a picture with “a fan” and that she had “no idea” what was in the room, therefore she couldn’t know if there were drugs in the room; she reveals that she has been set up in the past and hopes she wasn’t set up by this photo this time; she denies taking drugs; she doesn’t understand why she might be sent to prison, explains that she missed “one class” due to an uncle’s death, suggests the only person who wants to see her in jail is her father; she explains she was stuck in Cannes due to a lost passport and reveals that other items were missing as well; she reveals that she has no connection with her father because he is a convicted felon; she clarifies that she was “not partying in Cannes” she was “there for work”; she claims that she has “always taken responsibility for her actions, always”; she doesn’t understand a need for rehab, maintains she has been in full compliance of the terms of her probation, calls her father “clearly insane”; she denies financial problems; she explains that she is very upset that she missed her brother’s college graduation yesterday because she had to prepare for court today
Whether or not this video will have any impact on her court hearing today (highly unlikely), it seems like she is really just trying to do damage control with the public, in the media by telling her side of the story. We are just hours away from L. Lo‘s appearance in court … stay tuned, I’m sure we’ll have much to talk about very soon.
The husband of actress Brittany Murphy was found dead Sunday night at his home in the Hollywood Hills, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Screenwriter Simon Monjack died at the home in the 1800 block of Rising Glen Road, just five months after the death of his wife, according to Sgt. Louie Lozano. The cause of death was unknown late Sunday night. “We have detectives at scene,” Lozano said. “They are conducting their investigation. Once we have further information, we will provide it.” At 9:24 p.m. Sunday, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a 911 call for an “unspecified medical aid request,” according to spokesman Brian Humphrey. Fire Department personnel provided medical services to Monjack, and he was pronounced dead, according to a Los Angeles police sergeant, who declined to give his name, at the Hollywood Station late Sunday night. The sergeant said detectives were arriving at the home. In February, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office ruled that Murphy died of pneumonia complicated by an iron deficiency, anemia and multiple drug intoxication. Coroner’s officials said Murphy had gone into sudden cardiac arrest because of “drug intake,” and her Dec. 20 death was classified as an accident.
This is such shockingly sad news … what a tragedy over all. THIS report claims that it was Murphy‘s mother who found Monjack in an unresponsive state last night before she called 911 (as you may recall, Murphy‘s mother was the one who also discovered her daughter’s body last December) but thus far that has not been confirmed. Whatever the case may be, it’s just all so very sad. To be honest, I wouldn’t at all be surprised to learn that Monjack may have ended his own life but I suppose it’s just as possible that his will to live just stopped in the wake of his wife’s loss (tho, TMZ is now reporting that sources are telling them it might’ve been an accidental overdose). Brittany Murphy passed away so suddenly, at such a young age … I can see how Monjack‘s grief might’ve had a hand in his death. My deepest condolences go out to his entire family. So very sad.
Welp … the day has finally come. The series finale of Lost airs tonight on ABC and after 6 years of baffling questions, all will be revealed and resolved TONIGHT! Well, okay … maybe not all will be revealed because I cannot see how any show with such a huge and sprawling story like Lost can be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction in just one 2-hour episode. Now, I’ve had my ups and downs with the show over the years … after falling madly in love with the mysterious intrigue in those first 2 seasons, my frantic fandom slowly cooled over the next 4 years. That being said, I have to give the show props for coming out of nowhere to grab the attention of the whole world for so long. Lost will surely go down in pop culture as one of the most intriguing shows in all of television history … but can we really expect everything to be resolved tonight? According to the following report … no. But the producers of Lost insist that the answers will come … a little bit down the line:
Lost fans are already sweating the prospect that Sunday’s series won’t resolve their favorite pet mystery or most burning question. For those left wanting, there is hope: EW has confirmed a TV Guide report that the producers plan to address a selection of baffling bits of unfinished business on the season 6 DVD, which goes on sale in August. An ABC insider says the set will include “new content that addresses some of the unanswered questions in an entertaining way,” though disputed reports that there could be as much as 20 minutes worth of mystery-resolution material. While Lost die-hards probably needed no incentive to invest in the DVD, the promise of extra revelation will no doubt increase the chances that they will make the purchase the second it becomes available. What do you think of the move? On one hand, I can see fans feeling grateful that producers are looking out for their interests. On the other hand, I can see them irked that none of the DVD stuff was in the (free-to-watch) show.
Blah. I can’t say I’m at all interested in paying for answers to a show that I’ve invested so much time watching but I can’t say that I blame the Lost folks for wanting to milk as much as they can from this hugely successful show. My focus right now can only be on the series finale which will air tonight. I’m quite confident that I will not be fully satisfied by what will air tonight but, then again, I think I can be OK with that. A show like Lost depends on what the viewer brings to the story based on their experience of the story … it kind of relies on the fact that not everything will be revealed. As annoying as that may sound, I get it. While I have not been at all impressed with much of where the Lost mythos took me, I do not regret going along for the ride. The show was such a phenomenon in those early seasons, I cannot forget that. Whether I am fully satisfied by tonight’s series finale isn’t the point. That I will be able to say that I stuck with Lost thru thick and thin seems more relevant to me. There is a satisfaction in having a sense of accomplishment. Lost will come to end and I’ll be there to bear witness. And who knows … after all the twists and turns that we’ve enduring thru 6 years of Lost, we may end up finding out that it was only a dream. Are YOU excited for tonight’s series finale of Lost? What are YOU expecting to happen?
Quite a few Pink readers inform me that the book Water for Elephants written by Sara Gruen is a fantastic read … so I may have to pick up a copy and see for myself. Whether or not this movie adaptation of the novel is for me, I can appreciate that R. Pattz appears interested in expanding his acting résumé to playing more than just sparkly vampire characters. I really respect the guy for staying true to his craft and working in films outside of The Twilight Saga movie franchise. Lord knows he is rich enough to never work again from just his work in Twilight so his commitment to appearing in other films of substance shows that he is serious about his acting craft. I mean, how can you not respect a young actor with this kind of drive?
Firstly, I must send lots of love and thanks to all the well-wishers who have been sending in their messages of condolence and support in the past week and especially yesterday. As I mentioned before, yesterday was devoted as a day of memorial for Michael Kora III … father and friend to many. The entire day was filled with a stream of family, friends and well-wishers who came to his memorial service yesterday to pay their respects:
While it was a very emotional day, it was also a time to celebrate the life of a man who touched so many. I was honored to be here to show my support for the Kora family and truly feel blessed to have known the man we called Pseudo. The pain of death can be a lasting one but I really think yesterday’s memorial service proved to be a very cathartic experience for Pseudo‘s family and friends. We shared stories and remembrances with one another and just focused the entire day on the life of a man who gave so much to so many.
My trip home to Detroit was far too quick, I fly back to LA in a few hours. But it was an honor and privilege to be home for Pseudo‘s memorial and I wouldn’t be anywhere else in the world. I am very much looking forward to my next visit home to Michigan, hopefully under much happier circumstances.
I think it’s time for a little bit of Hot Dude fun, don’t you? Today’s Hot Dude of the Week was photographed by Bradford Rogne to promote the upcoming Pool Party Fundraiser which will raise funds for Equality California which will take place in LA on Memorial Day weekend. In a pair of sexy little square cut shorts designed by CA-RIO-CA especially for the Equality California Memorial Day Pool Party, Hot DudeRyan Barry is lookin’ ready for some wet and wild fun:
I can’t think of a better way to help fund an important cause like Equality California, who strives to fight for the legal rights of the GLBT community, than with a pool party with a bunch of hotties. Ryan Barry has been featured here on Pink is the new Blog before (he is a really great guy) so I’m happy to feature him again as this week’s Hot Dude … for a good cause! Dang, now I kinda wanna be in a pool right now. Any one else wantin’ to get wet? Enjoy!!
In continued celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars character Chewbacca was on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium last night to start the Dodgers vs. the Detroit Tigers baseball game. Even tho Chewy is a good guy, he came along with a little support and protection from the bad guys:
But, in fine Wookie fashion, Chewbacca did his duty at last night’s game and pitched the ball as hard as he could:
And just how far can a Wookie like Chewbacca hurl a baseball? After the jump, check out a video that shows exactly what kind of force goes into a Wookie-pitched baseball … More »
Michael Lohan, estranged father of Lindsay Lohan who has recently been on a crusade to see his troubled daughter thrown in to jail/rehab or placed under court-ordered conservatorship, took a break from feasting off of his daughter’s notorious legal woes to announce the release of his very own energy drink. Lohan has partnered up with fitness guru John Koga to launch Koga Energy Drink, which is due to hit “9000 stores” this Summer:
Michael Lohan is putting his daughter Lindsay’s troubles aside and teaming up with fitness expert John Koga to launch Koga Energy Shots along with Stacker 2. The slogan for the 6-hour power shot is priceless … “Feel it fast. Energy that lasts. No crash.” Lohan tells X17 exclusively, “John Koga has been a friend of mine for years. I just signed a major deal to be a part of this new Koga energy drink. Right off the bat, it’s going to be sold in 9000 stores. Koga Energy Shot will be out by this summer. We’re also doing a line of clothing and workout gear to go along with it.” After the week Michael’s had, something tells us he’ll be pounding a case of those shots! As for Lindsay, he tells us, “She needs Koga in her life. It’ll help her focus.” FYI…KOGA also stands for kickboxing and yoga.
LMAOO!! You knew that Daddy Lohan couldn’t go 5 seconds without mentioning his famous daughter’s name … especially when he’s got a new product to try and promote. I guess Michael has come to realize that fighting his daughter in the press doesn’t always pay the bills. I cannot imagine anyone wanting to partner with Michael Lohan on any business endeavor … if there is one thing that would absolutely make me run SCREAMING from any product, it’s an association with Michael Lohan. I suppose we should be happy that he appears to have a real job at least … that’s kinda something, right? What do y’all think … would YOU spend your hard-earned money on this new energy drink of Daddy Lohan‘s?
Despite the fact that he is seen chattin’ up one of the players from the Orlando Magic team, Jake made it very clear that he was rootin’ for the Boston Celtics to win the Eastern Conference Championship so that they can face the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals next month. After the jump, check out a short video interview that Jake did with ESPN where he talked a little bit about where his basketball loyalties lie … More »
I understand that L. Lo is due in court bright and early tomorrow morning. I still contend that she will face no real punishment for her actions this week … but at least she is home again, within reach of the long arm of the law. After the jump watch DRAMATIC video of Lindsay’s arrival back in SoCal … More »
Soccer stud David Beckham, who we last saw home in SoCal doing a bit of grocery shopping with his family last week, has made his way to Afghanistan to pay a visit to the British troops who are stationed there. Becks, who will be making his way to South Africa soon to be in the World Cup soccer tournament as a member of the English Team, decided to make a pass thru Afghanistan to spend time with and thank the brave soldiers serving there. Here are a couple of photos and some deets from his visit:
David Beckham paid tribute today to the “amazing” work of British troops in Afghanistan during a visit to the country. The footballer posed for pictures and signed autographs for troops in Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, where around 9,000 British soldiers are based. In temperatures hitting 45C the player was shown round the camp and even given a lesson in how to handle weapons. ‘You know I’ve been here just one night so far and the experience has been even more than I could have ever hoped,’ he said in an interview with BFBS: British Forces News. To see the morale of the troops is really incredible. It first kind of hit me on the way over when we were on the military plane flying in to Afghanistan. You can see the faces, you can see obviously they know they are leaving their families, but they’re so focused and they’ve got this look in their eyes that they’re just so confident and just ready. ‘That really is an unbelievable sight to see, and you feel it as well.’ Beckham started his day with full English breakfast in the cookhouse before taking part in a question and answer session with troops, signing autographs and visiting the camp’s hospital. Squadron Leader Sarah Charters, who runs the emergency unit at the hospital, told him about the work they do. She said: ‘A visit like this means a lot to everyone here. It is an absolute honour to work in an environment like this where I know I am contributing to help save lives and David’s visit reminds everyone at home of what we actually do here.’ Beckham also received a lesson in weapon handling from Craftsman Bob Floy, from Doncaster, who showed him how to use different weapons including a heavy machine gun. With temperatures in the camp reaching 45C (113F), the star then visited the HQ of 40 Commando where he joined senior officers cooling off their feet in a paddling pool. [Beckham] also visited 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles and took part in a penalty challenge with them, and scored with his only attempt … He said: “Just yesterday one of the troops was killed, and you feel it and you see the flags at half-mast and you feel the tension there. It really is, like I said, amazing to be around but you feel the love from everybody. ‘It just really is scary work. These guys are the bravest people that I’ve ever met and it really is, it truly is, an honour to be here.’
This is so amazing to see … that Becks would take the time to make his way to such a dangerous battle zone to spread as much cheer and goodwill as he can to these brave British troops is really something. It truly sounds like Becks was humbled by the experience and may now have a greater appreciation for the service and sacrifice of all military personnel. I kinda also love that Becks decided to learn how to handle big machinery and I really love that he was happy to show off his big gun ;) After the jump, check out a few more fun photos from Becks‘s visit with these troops … More »
Today is one of those rare days when I must take pause and refrain from indulging in the fun and frivolity of blogging in order to pay my respects to something greater. As I mentioned last weekend, my dear friend Mark suddenly lost his father and the shock and pain still resonates strongly still one week later. I mentioned yesterday that I have made my way back home to Detroit, MI to be with Mark and his girlfriend (my BFF) Sarah to attend a day-long memorial service at their home for Mark’s dad today. As a result, I am only writing one post today … in honor of Mark’s father Michael Kora III, who I had the extreme pleasure of knowing:
Michael Kora III, or Pseudo as he was known by close friends and family, touched many lives in his 66 years. Before he built his family with his wife Clare, he proudly served his country in the US Navy in the mid-60′s serving aboard the USS Intrepid (which is now permanently docked as a museum ship in NYC, NY) from which he was honorably discharged in 1967. After he returned home to Michigan from his loyal service, he and Clare settled down and brought into the world 3 beautiful children … Denise, Mark and Michael.
Pseudo was the kind of man that could immediately make you feel loved and welcomed as part of his family, his life. He was they kind of guy you could easily have a deep conversation with or laugh riotously over pints of beer or glasses of his homemade wine (from Pseudo’s Psellar) telling silly stories. He instilled in his children, Mark especially, the ability to listen with an open mind and love with an open heart. In all the years I’ve known Mark, it became evident to me that the amazing man that his is a direct reflection his father’s influence. Pseudo was a thinker, a talker, a joker, an artist and a friend. He is sorely missed by all who knew him and it is my sincerest belief that he is now a part of each of us because even tho he is gone from this physical plane, he lives in our hearts and minds … forever.
Pseudo was very fond of the 1920′s poem Desiderata written by Max Ehrmann and I think it absolutely represents everything he was about. Understanding this poem is understanding Michael Kora III:
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Rest well, Pseudo … thank you so much for blessing our lives with your love, knowledge, artistry and friendship. We love you, always.
With just a wee bit over a month to go before The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hits theaters, Summit Entertainment has released a couple of new promo movie posters to remind us all that the film will be show in IMAX theaters as well as traditional movie theaters. Here is our first look at a strikingly serious poster of Jacob Black (played by Taylor Lautner), Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson):
As far as Eclipse posters go, this one ain’t too bad. The Photoshopping to make the faces look ominous works for me. All the dark shading draws attention away from the bad Bella wig, Edward actually looks a bit scary (as he should, what with being a vampire and all) and Jacob looks as hot as ever. I like this poster a lot! After the jump, check out a second Eclipse in IMAX poster that features a group of the bad guys … More »
Ricky Martin, who famously came out of the closet as a gay man in March, has made his way to NYC this week for the first time as an out and proud man! And by the look of his strut, Ricky might be lookin’ for a real good time in the Big Apple … behold:
As you may recall, Ricky made an appearance at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in San Juan, Puerto Rico last month but this is his first sighting in the mainland US since his huge announcement. I would hope that the freedom of coming out will free him from the fear restraints he’s lived with for so many years. I can tell you, NYC is a fabulous city to indulge in one’s urges and is the best city in the world to sow one’s wild oats. Now, I do not believe for a second that Ricky has lived a life of gay celibacy in all the years that he was in the closet but his coming out has surely given him a new lease on life. Do the damn thing, Ricky … enjoy your time in NYC!
Now is really the time to be Livin’ la Vida Loca!!
Fairuza Balk (The Craft) is 36, Judge Reinhold is 53, Mr. T is 58, Carol Potter (Beverly Hills, 90210) is 62 and Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 69 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Well, that’s better than popcorn! Jake Gyllenhaal surprised some fans at a screening of his new movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time at an AMC Theater in Century City, Calif. “The crowd went crazy when Jake entered,” a source says, adding that the ladies sitting next to him seemed especially starstruck. Gyllenhaal thanked the fans for their support, then joked about a certain movie (starring Sarah Jessica Parker) that’s opening the same weekend. “This,” Gyllenhaal told his admirers as he pointed to his body, “is the real Sex and the City!”
OMG!!! I would’ve DIED!! You know, had I not had tickets for the opening night of the Glee: Live concert here in LA last night, I might’ve been at this screening … sitting right there … next to Jake … sharing my popcorn … my drink … my napkins, whatever. Le sigh. Ah well, it sounds like it was a fab time for everyone in attendance last night … those lucky bastards :/
Robert Pattinson has kicked off the principal photography for “Water for Elephants”. Now, several pictures during the production process have hit the web, mostly featuring the lead actor wearing a shabby outfit. In some photos, Pattinson was seen shooting a scene with a co-star, while in some other shots he was captured pulling out a black horse from what looks like a train. Since the film uses a traveling circus as the background of the story, elephant is also seen around the shooting location while a big tent is built on the set … In the movie, Robert Pattinson stars as Jacob Jankowski, an orphaned veterinary student who is put in charge of caring for the animals in a traveling circus. His character will later fall in love with beautiful equestrian rider Marlena, played by Reese Witherspoon. Unfortunately, Marlena has married to the troupe’s charismatic but dangerous animal trainer August. Francis Lawrence serves behind the lens for this drama film, with the script provided by Richard LaGravenese. Gil Netter, Erwin Stoff and Andrew Tennenbaum produce “Water for Elephants” which is slated to arrive sometime in 2011.
I hear the novel which this film is based on is a fantastic read but I have to admit, the story doesn’t really sound like it’ll be my kind of film. I have to say, tho, that it’s great to see Rob taking on as many different roles as possible in the wake of his insane Twilight fame. I might be interested to see him in a film opposite Reese Witherspoon … and speaking of, Reese was also spotted on the set of Water for Elephants this week. After the jump, check out a couple photos of Rob and Reese on set together … More »
She might look like a tough British bulldog, but it seems the Beckhams want to give their favourite pet a softer side. Family dog Coco sported delicate pink toenails while on her walkies in Los Angeles earlier this week. And she didn’t look happy about it. The puppy, who was bought by Victoria Beckham as a Christmas present for husband David, certainly appears to be one pampered pet with her brightly -coloured pedicure. But rather than her toenails being painted by fun-loving Beckham boys Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz – or having been to a pooch pedicurist – those in the know said they were actually special clip-on claws. The brightly-coloured caps prevent accidental scratches and damage to furniture – and have the added advantage of looking rather snazzy. David Beckham, 35, and wife Victoria, 36, were at San Fernando Valley skate park on Wednesday to pick up son Brooklyn, 11, when Coco was spotted. While the family were inside, the Beckham’s assistant took the eight-month-old dog for a walk.
OMG, I love this!! I know some people have a problem with people dressing up their pets in clothes and others, including me, have a HUGE problem with people painting or dying their pets different colors. But, I’m totally cool with painted toenails … AND it sounds like Coco‘s nails weren’t even painted, they’re capped. I’m of the mind that pink can make anything better … how can you not have fun with a color like pink? The Beckhams may be a family of fierceness but Coco Beckham might be the fiercest of the bunch!
As you may be well aware, Paris and Nicky Hilton are among the celebs who are partying up a storm at the 2010 Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France this week and — as you might imagine — they have been making the rounds at any and every party going on there. With all the partying comes a lot of drinking and revelry and, well, when it comes to the Hilton sisters and revelry … anything is possible:
For the most part, the sisters have been behaving themselves pretty well … unlike years previous, they’ve not really been embarrassing themselves with crazy hijinks or serious faux pas. BUTT, at an event Monday night at the VIP Room nightclub where Paris was partying with her younger sister Nicky and her younger brother Conrad things got a wee bit out of hand. After the jump, see what Paris was getting up to — and be warned, the photo *may* be a bit NSFWish … More »
Bret Michaels suffered a serious setback in his recovery from a brain hemorrhage, experiencing a small “warning stroke” that sent him to the hospital, where tests then revealed he also has a hole in his heart. Both conditions are treatable and are not believed to be connected to his subarachnoid hemorrhage. But his doctor questioned whether Michaels can return as hoped to the May 23 finale of Celebrity Apprentice or to a concert on May 28. “Without a doubt he is very determined to get healthy and make a 100 percent recovery. Medically speaking it is a fantastic attitude both mentally and physically for him to have,” neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Zabramski says on Michaels’s Web site. “However, Bret’s brain and body are not quite 100 percent yet, especially with the hole found in his heart.” Michaels’s rep, Jann Elias, says the 47-year-old rocker is “in good spirits, great medical hands and is positive and hopeful that everything is going to be okay.” As for his condition Elias says, “He is up, walking, talking, continuing his daily rehab and very happy to be alive but he has made it clear he is sick and tired of being in the hospital and is ready to rock again.” According to his doctor, Michaels was readmitted to the hospital this week after experiencing numbness on the left side of his body, particularly to his face and hands. He was diagnosed with suffering a Transient Ischemic Attack, or TIA, described as a mini-stroke or warning stroke that causes stroke-like syptoms but doesn’t cause lasting neurological damage. MRI and CT scans then discovered that Michaels had a hole in his heart. “There is no doubt that [this] is devastating news to Bret and his family,” says Zabramski. “The good news is that it is operable and treatable and we think we may have diagnosed the problem that caused the Transient Ischemic Attack.”
This is BEYOND insane. Again, I think it’s a good idea that we all send our healing vibes and best wishes to Bret Michaels right now. What is just so unsettling to me is that this new ailment seems to be completely unrelated from his brain hemorrhage. It’s horrible enough that his brain was bleeding but now he has to deal with a heart malfunction? I think it would be best for Bret to just stay home, recuperate and rest. I would hate for him to push himself to make TV appearances at the risk of his health. Get well soon, Bret! We are all pulling for your full recovery. Ugh, so scary :(
Moulded from steel left over from the last girder on the Olympic stadium, London’s 2012 mascots are neither cuddly nor cute but organisers say the gleaming one-eyed metallic forms will strike a chord with children. As the covers were removed by two pupils in front of wide-eyed classmates and LOCOG chairman Sebastian Coe at an east London school a mere javelin throw away from what will be the heart of the Games in two years, Wenlock and Mandeville, as they will be known, were introduced to the world. It was the culmination of an 18-month project to come up with an enduring image for the Games and a merchandising gimmick that will keep the cash tills ringing as 2012 target 16 millions pounds in revenue from Games memorabilia. While modern and slightly obscure, LOCOG say the mascots recognise Britain’s Olympic heritage. Wenlock is named after the village of Much Wenlock where Pierre de Coubertin visited in 1890 and where his idea for a modern Olympics was born while Mandeville is aclled after the Stoke Mandeville Hospital where the Paralympic movement began shortly after World War II. Asked to describe exactly what his creations are, designer Grant Hunter of London-based firm Iris, said they were “magical beings” that would become “multi-dimensional” mascots aimed at capturing the imagination of children across the world. A group of invited journalists were given a sneak preview of an animated film based on a story by award-winning children’s author Michael Morpurgo who was commissioned by London 2012. It shows the two steel nuggets being sculpted by the grandfather and then how they spring to life in the hands of two children before morphing into various sporting poses. The film was screened by the BBC’s One Show later on Wednesday — the official launch of the mascots 2012 chiefs hope will rank favourably alongside the likes of Moscow’s Misha, Barcelona’s Cubist-inspired Cobi and Atlanta’s unpopular Izzy. Rather hard to describe, Wenlock and Mandeville both have one large eye, representing a camera lens so they can record what they see, cannot speak, don’t smile and have features borrowed from London’s iconic taxis. “The mascot will help us engage with children which is what I believe passionately in,” London organising committee chairman Sebastian Coe told Reuters as human-sized versions of the eye-catching mascots danced in the school playground. “The message we were getting was that children didn’t want fluffy toys, they didn’t want them to be human but thy did want them rooted in an interesting story. “By linking young people to the values of sport, Wenlock and Mandeville will help inspire kids to strive to be the best they can be” … To appeal to a generation of children brought up with electronic gizmos, Wenlock and Mandeville, look as though they are related to computer game character Sonic the Hedgehog and will even have their own place on Facebook and Twitter.
These hideous creatures have to be, without a doubt, the scariest of all Olympic mascots of all time and — quite possibly — the living physical embodiment of what nightmares are made of. I can’t even believe these monstrosities will be forced upon us when the Summer Olympic Games move to London in 2012. I mean, WTF!? were they thinking? I’m scared, y’all … now that we’ve seen these ghastly one-eyed things, they cannot be unseen or forgotten. I literally have no words … help?
Mark Salling, who plays bad boy crooner Puck on Fox‘s hit series Glee, is featured in the new issue of GQ magazine wherein he models some of the hottest Summer looks for the coming season. Here are some of the photos from Mark‘s GQ photospread and the accompanying blurby article:
On Glee, Mark Salling plays a high school badass who refers to the glee club as “homo explosion” (and then can’t help but join in on the geeked-out fun). This wasn’t exactly the kind of music Salling expected to make when he moved from Dallas to Hollywood eight years ago with his acoustic guitar strapped to his back, searching for a record deal. When asked if he’ll get to perform any of his original tunes when the Glee kids go on tour this summer—they’re playing sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, among other venues—he says, laughing, “I think Fox would probably shit a brick over that.”
Click HERE to read the rest of this article and see the full set of photos from the GQ spread. Mark Salling is deffo one of the main reasons I’m a Glee fan, his broodiness is a real draw. I’m really excited to see Salling and the rest of the Glee cast on stage tonight in concert. I doubt he’ll be this loosely dressed but … I’ll take what I can get.
Dang, these ladies are hawt!! This sexy side of the Princesses reminds me of the artwork we saw last October of the sexy Disney Princes. If ever the Walt Disney company wanted to win new male fans, I think they be smart to hire Campbell to help them in that endeavor. These Disney Princesses are crazy sexy … which is kinda cool, no?
Ashton Kutcher, who was either in a cheeky mood or a pissy one, decided to throw up his two middle fingers in salute to the photogs who were snapping photos on the Pasadena, CA set of his new movie:
It seems unlike him to be so annoyed with the attention he draws from the media, considering how much he likes to share as much of his life with the world as possible, it’s not often that we see him lookin’ so pissed. It’s possible that he is just playing around in these photo but I dunno … could the strain of all of his oversharing be finally getting to him?
I have to send out all of my Birthay Lurve to my dear friend Emma whose birthday we celebrated last night at an amazingly fun karaoke SURPRISE party! I couldn’t really say anything at all about anything here on the blog because Em reads religiously (well, maybe not religiously but enough that any hint on the blog would’ve tipped her off). I had tickets to see Massive Attack and was gonna hit up her party afterward but I decided celebrating with her was more important than the concert. Her boyfriend Josh managed to get us all together at Rosen Music Studio in Korea Town ahead of her arrival for the surprise:
She was completely shocked and surprised, everything went off without a hitch! After the jump, check out some of our fun photos from last night’s party and find out which songs I performed for Emma. Anyone who knows me knows that I do NOT do karaoke … but the spirit moved me and, well, read on … More »
Busta Rhymes is 38, Mindy Cohn (The Facts of Life) is 44, Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers) is 51, Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s is 52, Cher is 64 and Joe Cocker is 66 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Megan Fox is really bummed that THIS NSFW nekkid photo of her has hit the Internets.
Filming continues in Miami Beach, FL on the second season of MTV‘s Jersey Shore and it looks like castmember Nicole Snooki Polizzi has managed to find herself a new love interest. As you may recall, Snooki recently dumped her boyfriend after she came to the conclusion that he was only using her to further his own fame (can you imagine?!). But this week, Snooki was spotted in the company of a new special someone that might turn out to be the man of her dreams:
As you may recall, last month we saw that Snooki met another new man in Miami … but that encounter didn’t really turn out so well for her. Perhaps this lemur will turn out to be the perfect companion for her. Tho, I gotta say … diaper or no diaper, I don’t know that I’d want my face that close to any lemur’s ass. Ew.
In other Jersey Shore-related news, a new toy is about to hit the market that will let YOU build your own Guido to play with! Check it out, after the jump … More »
Yesterday we saw photos of Zac Efron making his return to Vancouver, British Columbia where he has been recalled to film a few reshoots for his upcoming new film Charlie St. Cloud. Today we get to see a few photos of Zac on set lookin’ a bit worse for the wear. As you can see in these photos, Zac will be sportin’ a few faux bloody boo boos in his new film:
While we cannot get a good look at his pretend injuries, I’m sure they are integral to the film. It’s a shame that the weather was cloudy and rainy in Vancouver when these photos were snapped cuz I was hopin’ that Zac might be reshooting a few shirtless scenes this week. I mean, yeah, the only way I’m gonna even come close to paying attention to a Zac Efron film is if there is flesh to be seen. Is that so wrong?
A judge in Beverly Hills has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of actress Lindsay Lohan who failed to show up for a mandatory court hearing Thursday morning. Lohan, in France for the Cannes Film Festival, could not make it back in time because her passport was stolen, her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley said. Holley told reporters that Lohan tried to board a plane Tuesday but was turned back at the airport because her passport was stolen. The actress filled out a police report in Cannes and has since obtained another passport, Holley said. Lohan has completed 10 out of her 13 required alcohol education classes, Holley said, adding that her client has an excellent progress report. “Does she reschedule at times? Yes. Is she late sometimes? Yes. But she makes all of that time up,” she said. “This is a young woman who is complying with the conditons of her probation and could not be here because of something outside of her control,” Holley added. Lohan was spotted partying on a yacht in Cannes Wednesday night. Holley said the 23-year-old actress would return to Los Angeles on Friday. Thursday morning’s hearing was related to Lohan’s 2007 no contest plea to driving under the influence. Upon issuing the bench warrant, Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel set bail at $100,000 and planned to ask for the following conditions for Lohan’s release: that she not be allowed to drink alcohol until she attends a court hearing; that she be fitted with a device to measure the presence of alcohol in the body; and that undergo random, once-per-week drug and/or alcohol testing until she completes the terms of her probation. Lohan’s probation was extended for a year in October after she missed some alcohol education classes while making a movie in Texas. Issuing a bench warrant is standard practice when a person misses a court date, but they are usually put on hold for a few days to give the person another opportunity to come to court, according to Jane Robison of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Lindsay Lohan’s last moments of freedom are going to be on the airplane ride home … this according to a rep for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection who spoke with TMZ. The rep says, “Anyone who enters the country who has an active warrant in the law enforcement database will be detained by their office and local authorities will be called.” Law enforcement sources in L.A. tell us either the Los Angeles Airport police or the LAPD would then take Lindsay into custody and book her.
To be honest, I find it hard to believe that Lindsay will see the inside of a jail cell over any of this. The judge in this case seems to enjoy bending over backwards to make things as easy as possible for Lindsay to do whatever the hell she likes. It’s this kind of kid glove treatment that will ensure that Lindsay will NOT change her behavior at all. Do I believe she has learned anything from the court-mandated alcohol education classes? Not at all. Do I believe that she will engage in dangerous behavior that will likely endanger herself and others who happen to get in her way? Yes, I do. We shall see how this latest drama will play out over the next few days but I’m confident it will all blow over and just go down as another blip in Lindsay Lohan‘s troubled life.
Hailing from one of the world’s pre-eminent musical families, Janet Jackson is used to being recognised wherever she goes. But the singer left bystanders doing a double-take yesterday as she stepped out for lunch in London with a dramatic new hairstyle. Janet has had her long curly locks shorn off and is now sporting a new short crop which she wore in a slicked back, gelled style. Perhaps the change was prompted by the new man in her life, wealthy Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana. It has not been confirmed that the pair are an item but she’s certainly been doing a lot of wining and dining with the 35-year-old industrialist. Yesterday, they were at Italian restaurant Cecconi’s in Mayfair and last night they dropped in to Nobu Berkeley. For both jaunts, the RnB star, 44, teamed her look with turned-up jeans, a black leather jacket and platform wedge heels. Jackson split from her long-time boyfriend Jermaine Dupri last summer after a seven-year relationship.
“The singer and actress is in an exclusive relationship with Wissam Al Mana,” reveals a source close to the couple. “Janet’s new love is a 35-year-old wealthy industrialist from Qatar and has homes worldwide.” Wissam is the young managing director of Al Mana Retail, a luxury corporate group in the Middle East. After splitting from longtime beau, Jermaine Dupri, after a seven-year relationship last summer, Jackson has eased into her new romance.
So … while we wait for confirmation that will likely never come, let’s turn our focus back to JJ‘s hair’do. After the jump, check out a couple more photos that give us a better look at her new shorter ‘do from the front and the back … More »
Harrison Ford drew the crowds at a Star Wars reunion in LA. The actor, who played Han Solo in the sci-fi films, was joined by Billy Dee Williams, Peter Mayhew and Ewan McGregor for an event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. The special screening took place at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood and was held to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Ford, 67, admitted he is slightly out of touch with the movie sequel. “I have not seen it for 30 years,” revealed the star. Explaining why he signed up to the George Lucas features he said: “I was in it for the money. I was an actor and I was looking for a job and looking for an opportunity. I had a family to feed.” Ewan McGregor, meanwhile, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in three prequels to the original series, has revealed he still has a crush on a Star Wars character he fell for as a kid. The Scottish actor said: “I’ve spent a great many years being deeply, deeply in love with Princess Leia. “There’s still a part of my heart that is quite deeply in love with her – both as a character and an actress.”
I understand that tickets for last night’s event were in the hundreds but, as is mentioned above, all of the proceeds went to St. Jude Children’s Hospital … a very worthy cause, I think. After the movie screened last night, some of these celebs were on hand to participate in a Q&A with the audience … which I bet was insanely cool. It’s crazy to think that Empire is already 30 years old but it’s a film that deffo stands up to the test of time. The entire Star Wars saga continues to entertain audiences today just like it did all those years ago. I absolutely believe that we will be celebrating many more anniversaries for the SW films for many years to come.
Any fashionista worth her salt knows that there’s a world of difference between a sundress and an evening gown, and the same principle applies to perfume. Fancy Nights by Jessica Simpson, the third installment in the Price of Beauty star’s “Fancy” fragrance series, wants to play the role of eveningwear in your scent wardrobe. “It is a deeper, richer scent–more provocative!” Jessica told PEOPLE of the the spicy scent, composed of warm notes of bergamot and Egyptian papyrus blended with Indonesian patchouli, Bulgarian red rose and night-blooming jasmine. “A fragrance can lead you deeper into a mood,” noted the actress, who posed for the campaign in a flowing dress set in a starry, moon-lit scene. “Fancy Nights gives me the chance to express a more romantic side of my personality.” Fancy Nights by Jessica Simpson will arrive in stores this summer, with a 1.7 oz. eau de parfum spray priced at $49.
Last week we learned that Paris Hilton is prepping to release her 10th celebrity fragrance so Jessica is gonna hafta get a move on it if she wants to stay competitive in the celebrity smell game. I gotta say, tho, that it seems unwise for Jess to advertise that this new Fancy Nights smell is an expression of her “romantic side”, especially considering how unlucky in love she tends to be. BUT, perhaps Fancy Nights will be just the trick to help YOU snag that special someone.
Britney Spears is still hard at work on her planned upcoming album (which, thus far, has no release date scheduled … tho, my guess is that it will be released this Fall) as she was spotted making her way out of a recording studio here in SoCal yesterday afternoon. Britney‘s mother, Lynne Spears, accompanied Brit Brit to the studio and was spotted in her company yesterday as well … behold:
Firstly, it’s nice to see Mama Lynne is back in town … I’m certain both Britney and her young sons are happy to have Lynne in town. Secondly, I am THRILLED to know that Britney is still working feverishly on her new album. I’ve been hearing many rumors about the upcoming disc concerning which producers she’s working with, what the sound of the album may be … it’s all very exciting. Thirdly, I just gotta love a woman who shares my love for McDonald’s. All in all … I’m lovin’ these pics!!
Here is our first look at the latest minisode of the A Drop of True Blood miniseries that is airing on HBO and online leading up to the season 3 premiere of True Blood on June 13. This new ep is focused squarely on Sam Merlotte, check it out:
I kinda love this scene because it seems like something we’ve never even know about unless it were for this A Drop of True Blood miniseries. The last part, when Sam shapeshifts into his dog form? That is SO the best!! I love this ep … can’t wait to see more.
In support of their upcoming sequel film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner posed for a photo to be published alongside an article in the pages of USA Today. Having seen quite a few photos of the Twilight cast in various configurations, I have to say that this photo has to be THE most awkward photo ever taken of the Twilight actors … check it out:
LOL! Not a single one of these 3 looks good in this photo. Kristen‘s pose is just ridiculous, I have no idea WTF? R. Pattz is doing and Tay Tay looks uncomfortably constipated. This photo is just … terrible. I have no idea how it got selected for publication but it is just … so wrong. If you have the inclination, you can read the USA Today article HERE … but it’s not nearly as entertaining as this photo is horrendously bad.
Celebs of varying stature made their way to the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo, Monaco yesterday to attend the 2010 World Music Awards. The awards show was co-hosted by Heroes star Hayden Panettiere and Lost star Michelle Rodriguez for no discernible reason clear to me, other than the fact that they were available. While I have no idea what either one of these actresses have to do with the celebration of World Music, I’m sure they did a decent job hosting. Here are a few photos from the red carpet arrivals and some deets about the event itself:
2010 World Music Awards was kicked off on Tuesday, May 18 at the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Held to honor those in music, the event welcomed not only musicians but also actors, athletes and models. Hayden Panettiere, who served as co-host at the event with Michelle Rodriguez, wowed people with her simple look. The “Heroes” beauty covered herself in an Emilio Pucci short dress matched with open-toed shoes while her hair was pinned up. Jennifer Lopez, who was honored with an achievement award for her contribution to music, came with the companion of her husband Marc Anthony. The singer/actress bared her cleavage and back in a full-length Roberto Cavalli animal print gown. Giving a different color on the red carpet were the members of Scorpions who graced the red carpet with their rocker style. Meanwhile, Italian tenor singer Andrea Bocelli chose a formal white-and-black outfit, which was in contrast with Pharrell Williams’ casual style in a jacket and a baseball cap. Also seen among the attendees were Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton who were joined by other family members, including brother Barron as well as parents Kathy and Rick. Heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko and model Karolina Kurkova additionally showed up at the event.
Jennifer Lopez, will.i.am and Pharell were among the artists who performed last night as well:
I have to say, the World Music Awards annually confuses and confounds me. I’m not exactly sure what the parameters are for winning a World Music Award but each year the show manages to pull together the strangest groupings of celebs. I suppose congratulations are in order for the winners … I mean, I guess.
Conan O’Brien and George Lopez were among the stars of the TBS network to appear at a Turner Entertainment Network upfront event in NYC earlier today to promote their selling power to advertisers. Conan performed live on stage at the Hammerstein Ballroom as part of the pitch … and he also announced that his new late night talk show will debut on TBS on November 8. Here are a few photos from and some deets about today’s TEN event:
In the end, Conan O’Brien will have been gone from the airwaves for 289 days: the time between his final “Tonight Show” episode and the launch of his TBS late-night program. O’Brien’s new show will debut Monday, November 8, according to multiple news reports. The announcement was made at the TBS upfront presentation Wednesday (May 19) at the Hammerstein Theatre in New York City. O’Brien himself was on hand for the event, cracking jokes and even breaking into song. “The plot to ‘Lost’ is more plausible than my last year at NBC,” he quipped at one point. “I really believe in cable television,” he continued. “I do not want to live in a country with less than five ESPN networks.” The floppy-haired comedian also busted into a revamped version of Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again,” changing the lyrics to croon, “I just want to be on my own show again.” Not for 173 more days, CoCo! That his new show will air on TBS, rather than Fox, came as a huge surprise to even media insiders when it was announced in April. O’Brien’s reps were deep in negotiations with Fox until the talk-show host made a stunning reversal and decided to take his talents to cable. The show will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT. “Lopez Tonight,” which currently airs at 11 p.m., will shift to midnight. “Conan has been the comedic voice for a generation,” Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, said at the time. “TBS already has a huge audience of young comedy lovers, and Conan’s show will give these fans even more reasons to watch our network.” During Wednesday’s upfront, Conan joked to his new boss, “Steve, thanks for the blank creative check … you fool!”
At last! We have a date to circle on our calendars for Conan‘s return to late night TV. Altho November 8 seems like a long time away, I know we’ll be talking about his TBS debut in no time. I have to hand it to TBS for pulling off this coup to snag Conan … I think he is going to do wonders for their network. Coupled with George Lopez, Conan is sure to make waves in the late night battle for ratings. I can’t wait to see how it all plays out.
Here is our first look at the latest promo poster to be released from the Waiting Sucks campaign for HBO‘s supernatural drama True Blood. The focus is — once again — on the fictional synthetic blood drink Tru Blood (just like THIS previous poster) … but this time around, there is a werewolfy slant to the artwork:
This poster seems to imply that the new werewolves on the block in season 3 of True Blood also like to drink the faux blood beverage. HMMM … will there be a shortage of Tru Blood in Bon Temps, LA this season because of all the demand from both werewolves AND vampires? I guess we’ll have to tune in on June 13 to find out when the third season of True Blood premieres on HBO.
Things have been settling nicely around here, thankfully. With over 24 hours of no technical difficulties, travel woes or emotional breakdowns, I’m starting to feel like my old self again. David and I did a whole lotta nothing yesterday so that we could just chill out and relax … let me tell you, it was nice. I was very excited and pleased to receive a very special book in the mail yesterday. I had ordered this particular hand-made book a few months ago and, at last, it arrived. You may recall that previously I mentioned that I managed to track down a prop replica of the Spirit Board that was featured in the Charmed TV series. Well, I also managed to track down a book maker who crafts full size replicas of the Book of Shadows featured in Charmed. I had hoped the book would be as similar as possible to the one featured in the show, I was completely unprepared for how almost EXACTLY this replica is to the original magic book see on the show:
I am a sucker for prop replicas from my favorite TV shows and movies. I have quite a few items from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (including Buffy‘s stake, the Slayer Scythe, the Orb of Thesulah and Angel‘s sword) but the CharmedBook of Shadows has to be the one of my fave acquisitions. THIS is the book maker who crafts these Charmed replicas and I can assure you, the quality and craftsmanship is unbelievably stunning. All of the spells used on the show thruout the entire 8 seasons of the show are included in the book along with hundreds of blank pages for one’s own additions. I’m just such a sucker for these kinds of collectibles (much to David’s chagrin, I can assure you) and this book is among the best of the bunch. I spent hours last night going thru all of the pages, it’s really a very cool grimoire. Okay … enough of my geekiness … I just had to share :)
Tonight, I had planned on seeing Massive Attack at The Wiltern but I think I’m going to skip it. Considering the emotional loss that my friends and I have suffered over the weekend, I think it might be nice to get together with friends tonight instead. Not sure exactly what the plan is but I hope it’ll be fun. Hope YOU are having a Happy Hump Day!!
Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base is 38, Grace Jones is 58, Pete Townshend is 65, Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in Star Wars) is 66, Nora Ephron is 69 and Jim Lehrer is 76 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Congratulations are in order for the CBS daytime drama series The Bold and the Beautiful who was awarded this week with the Guinness World Record for being the Most Popular Daytime TV Soap – Current. Taking into consideration how many continents the soap opera is aired and the massive ratings numbers, B&B has been officially classified as THE most popular soap in the world right now. Here are a few photos from the Guinness World Record certification ceremony that was held at CBS Studios here in LA, CA yesterday:
As a fan of the show, I knew that B&B was wildly popular in other parts of the world but I had no idea that it was quite this popular. Something about The Bold and the Beautiful strikes a cord with the world audience … much like Baywatch did in the 90′s. As you may know, Baywatch as THE most popular show in the world for many years. After the jump, check out a close-up shot of the Guinness certificate that was awarded to B&B yesterday … More »