It seems that “Scream 4″ will not only see new faces but also new mask. Fan site Scream-Trilogy has found tweets from RJ Torbert of Funworld, the manufacturer of the Ghostface halloween mask featured in “Scream” trilogy, who revealed that two different masks will be used in the upcoming film. “I expect there to be 2 diff masks, however I will say this, things changing very often – difficult to say without giving it away,” so RJ wrote on his Twitter as quoted by Scream-Trilogy, before adding “Sent out additional GHOSTFACE to the SET today, a very interesting opening scene.” Giving another info, RJ wrote, “Lets just say, the town of Woodsboro, has an obsession. There is your hint.” “Scream 4″ has just kicked off production this June in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wes Craven who directed the previous three “Scream” films returns for the same duty, with Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette reprising their roles as Sidney Prescott, Gale and Dewey respectively. Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere, meanwhile, are among young stars added to the cast ensemble of the thriller, which is slated to come out on April 15, 2011 in the U.S.
As you may recall, we got our first look at Neve Campbell on the Michigan set of Scream 4 earlier this week when the movie officially began filming production … and now we are hearing that basic parts of the franchise we all know and love may be tweaked a bit. I trust Wes Craven knows what he is doing … I trust these changes will work well in Scream 4. Ugh, I’m just dying to see how it all works out in the end. We’ve got a looooong as time to wait before August 15, 2011 arrives.
First we saw the sketches, then we saw the first promo ad, then we saw Lourdes Maria modeling the clothes and today we get to see the first TV commercial for Madonna‘s new juniors clothing line called Material Girl. But, before we check out the commercial, let’s check out a few photos of her Madgesty herself overlooking the design process for Material Girl:
International Icon and world renowned Material Girl Madonna has teamed up with her daughter Lola to create a new fast-fashion junior collection “Material Girl” which is exclusively available at Macy’s just in time for back-to-school season and will be in-store on August 3rd. Madonna commented, “Lola’s influences, you know, watching films, watching music videos – she pays attention to what’s going on in the street and what people are wearing, and she’s much more fashion forward and savvy than I am at this point!” A teaser ad campaign will break on June 29, 2010 and will offer a hint of the celebrity muse for the launch of “Material Girl.” Madonna and Lola picked the muse who will appear in the multi-platform marketing campaign launching the first week of August, Material Girl mixes hard and soft elements, like a tutu dress and studded combat boots, or an oversized boyfriend sweatshirt with a floral print mini skirt. Inspired and designed by the duo, “Material Girl” will also launch in multiple categories including footwear, handbags and jewelry and will be available exclusively in approximately 200 Macy’s stores and online at www.macys.com. “We mix and match textures and fabrics and elements that are both masculine and feminine. It’s not complicated. It’s dressing in layers. It’s not looking like you took too much time thinking about what you’re wearing,” says Madonna. Visit www.macys.com/materialgirl or the “Material Girl” Facebook and Twitter pages to see more exciting imagery and behind the scenes videos featuring our Material Girl, along with Lola’s blog on what’s hot in fashion and a sweepstakes for a chance to meet Madonna at Macy’s Herald Square in September.
After the jump, check out the first video commercial for Material Girl … More »
Here are a few photos of Miss Lindsay Lohan making a late night run to Rite Aid Pharmacy this week with court-ordered SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet and new BFF named Jenni Dawn Muro attached. No matter what sort of woes Lindsay must endure, she always seems to find new friends to keep her company on her merry way:
Incidentally, Lindsay appeared on the Bravo TV show Double Exposure last night and as much as she looked like a bit of a wrecked mess, she was the most interesting thing about that dreadful show. Sure, she didn’t come off looking too great but I’ve seen her look worse and I honestly found her entertaining. While the thought of her mother getting a new reality TV show deal nauseates me, I think I might be tempted to tune in if Lindsay appears on the show. I know … I hate myself for it but … I can’t help it.
The Scissor Sisters are back with their first album in four years, Night Work,and lead singer Jake Shears has never looked better. Check out a few of his pictures from his photo shoot for the August issue of The Advocate. Come back to Advocate.com July 12 for more photos and the complete issue.
Scissor Sisters released their new album Nightwork yesterday and I have been LOVING it to death. I’m also loving all the promo that Jake has been doing for the album’s release. After the jump, check out a couple more photos from his Advocate photoshoot cuz I think you might like the promo too … More »
LOL! I can’t look at these fools and not literally laugh out loud. And, like it or not, they are coming our way with a whole new season of their brand of hijinx. Lord have mercy on us all. While the preview video we saw before was longer, this new video trailer gives a better overview of the entire season. Curious? Check it out in full after the jump … More »
Last night Darion and I met up for a nice sushi dinner together before we made our way to the Barnes & Noble inside the Westside Pavilion to grab some coffee and run amok the bookshelves looking for ways to entertain ourselves. Fortunately, we both found books that we hope will make for AWESOME Summer reading:
I’m telling you, we can’t WAIT to read our new books. Well, no … just kidding, actually. We were just in the mood to take silly pics. I love hanging out with D, he and I always have the best time together.
Again, no big plans for tonight … but I do have some shopping to do for a fun event I’ve got coming up. I’m not ready to reveal just yet but I shall … in due time :D
Pop star Prince will be giving away his new album “20Ten” with newspapers in Europe. The “Purple Rain” singer, who released his 2007 album “Planet Earth” as a free CD with Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper, has teamed up with a handful of European publications to expand the idea in July – to coincide with planned concerts on the continent. Prince has joined forces with the publishers of the Daily Mirror and Daily Record in Britain for the CD giveaway, and more than 2.5 million copies of the album will be distributed. The German edition of Rolling Stone will also include “20Ten”, as well as Het Nieuwblad in Belgium. Each of the publications will also feature an extensive interview with the reclusive star.
I love that Prince is so wealthy that he doesn’t need to sell albums anymore, he just gives them away. I’m certain this album will be available for sale here in the US at some point but I am really looking forward to gettin’ my mitts on a copy when I get to Paris, France in a few weeks. At this point, we have no idea what any of the music on 20TEN will sound like but at least now we know for sure what the album art looks like. I’m excited … are you?
Landon Donovan told David Letterman soccer needs either more referees or video replay. The U.S. soccer star appeared on the “Late Show” on CBS on Tuesday night after returning from the World Cup, where the Americans won their group for the first time in 80 years. Team USA was the victim of officiating blunders that have plagued the tournament, as two Americans’ goals were disallowed. Donovan told Letterman “for us it’s difficult because we know how fast the game is, and as a referee, you can’t see everything.” Donovan said it’s frustrating “to put that much into something you’re doing and all of a sudden, it’s taken away from you.”
I 1000% agree that the way World Cup tournaments get refereed needs to be changed. There were so many bad calls in thisWorld Cup alone that FIFA had to issue an apology for them. Despite all the crap calls that were made against the US team, our boys did a fantastic job. I’m so glad that Landon Donovan is getting the attention he deserves … tho, I fear it will be fleeting, at least here in the US. Enjoy it while you can, Lando!
Their characters Captain Kirk and Spock infamously teamed up to explore strange new worlds on Star Trek. But William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy are rarely spotted together these days and spend much of their time sparring through their Twitter accounts. So it was a treat for sci-fi fans to see the actors in each other’s company at Vancouver airport this weekend, after appearing at a Star Trek convention. At 79-years-old, the actors looked a far cry from the intrepid space explorers of their youth as they walked through the Canadian airport after the fan event. Both were casually dressed, with Shatner sporting sunglasses and a cream trilby and a tired-looking Nimoy wearing a baseball cap and specs. Although the actors are now good friends, they weren’t always so pally when the Star Trek TV show first started in the 1960s. Shatner admitted in his 2008 autobiography Up Till Now, that ‘Leonard and I didn’t get along.’ However, in later years, the pair’s relationship changed, with Nimoy telling the Los Angeles Times: ‘We’ve always been like two competitive siblings.’ The actors regularly use their Twitter accounts to make digs at each other.
I’m very pleased to know that the guys are friendly at last as they move into their golden years. The mere sight of these two hanging out just thrills my geek heart. And how much do I LOVE that Willy is wearing his boarding pass and travel documents in a layarded pouch around his neck … so cute! I’m not sure if we’ll be getting to see these two hanging out much in the future so THESE pics of the buds chillin’ and traveling together are just precious.
I absolutely cannot believe that little wittle Ikyhd is such a big kid already! He really is the cutest thing … and, to be honest, he looks like one of my little cousins. I always forget that M.I.A. (née Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam) is a mom but she sure looks the role with her son in her arms. These pics are cute, y’all. Ain’t he the cutest?
Wednesday is a good day for Wonder Woman. This 69-year-old superheroine, published by DC Comics, will don a new — and less revealing — costume and enjoy the publication of Issue No. 600 of her monthly series. The costume ties into an alternative history for the character devised by J. Michael Straczynski, the new writer of the series, and into a quest by DC to shine a critical and creative spotlight on the heroine, who stands with Superman and Batman in its primary triumvirate of superstars, despite her series’s modest sales. In the reimagining of her story, Wonder Woman, instead of growing up on Paradise Island with her mother, Queen Hippolyta, and her Amazon sisters, is smuggled out as a baby when unknown forces destroy her home and slaughter its inhabitants … “She’s been locked into pretty much the exact same outfit since her debut in 1941,” Mr. Straczynski wrote. “If you’re going to make a statement about bringing Wonder Woman into the 21st century, you need to be bold and you need to make it visual. I wanted to toughen her up, and give her a modern sensibility.” He added, “What woman only wears only one outfit for 60-plus years?” Given Wonder Woman’s pre-eminence as a female character in the largely male superhero pantheon, her looks have always been a matter of more than casual interest, to both fanboys and feminists. In a 2006 interview about her work on the series, the novelist Jodi Picoult said: “One of the first things I did was ask if we could give her breast-reduction surgery, because as a woman, I know you wouldn’t fight crime in a bustier. But I was somehow shot down by DC.” The new costume was designed by the artist Jim Lee, who in February was named co-publisher of DC, alongside Dan DiDio. Given the assignment, “my first reaction was, ‘Oh my gosh,’ ” Mr. Lee said in an interview. But he welcomed the challenge: “When these characters become so branded that you can’t change things, they become ossified.” The new look — with an understated “W” insignia, a midnight blue jacket and a flinty fusion of black tights and boots — is darker than the famed swimsuit-style outfit, and aims to be contemporary, functional and, as Tim Gunn of “Project Runway” might say, less costumey. Given the hope that the character will one day have her own international film franchise (a feature has long been gestating at Warner Entertainment, DC’s parent company), one test of the design was to imagine how it would look standing next to, say, Batman’s politically neutral ensemble. “The original costume was the American flag brought to life,” Mr. Lee said. “This one is a little more universal” … The arrival of Issue 600 is a bit of comic-book sleight of hand, or, as DC calls it, a return to historical numbering. Wonder Woman’s first self-titled series, which begin in 1942, ended with No. 329. The character was then overhauled, her previous continuity erased, and she starred in Volume 2 as a heroine new to the world. That incarnation lasted 226 issues. Another new direction spurred a third volume (and, to collectors who care about such things, another Issue No. 1) that ran for 44 issues. Do the math, and what would have been Issue No. 45 is now Volume 1, No. 600. The new costume will almost certainly be better received than the curveball thrown Wonder Woman in 1968, when she lost her powers, dressed mod and practiced martial arts. It took the attention of no less than Gloria Steinem to protest the change, and to help get the Amazon back into her star-spangled duds. Ms. Steinem went on to use Wonder Woman, resplendent in red, white and blue, on the cover of the first issue of Ms. magazine in 1972. A cover line proclaimed, “Wonder Woman for President.” That’s the kind of attention Mr. Straczynski thinks she deserves: “Wonder Woman is a strong, dynamic, vibrant character who should be selling in the top 20, and I’m going to do all I can to get her there.”
GRRRR. I am ALL for updating classic comic book characters to give them a new look for a new time but I am really not feeling this outfit. I really hate the jacket … I mean, c’mon … would Wonder Woman really want to wear a leather jacket while she fights comic supervillains? I also REALLY hate the leggings, the half-gloves and the butch boots that look too much like Frye men’s motorcycle boots. I wouldn’t might a few tweaks, I guess WW should be able to cover up her star-spangled undies but I just do NOT like this look … I wish they would’ve make this new costume look a bit more like the one they came up with for Wonder Girl. When I was a wee lad, my first love was Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman on the hit 1970′s live-action TV series of the same name:
I am not kidding, I wanted to marry Wonder Woman when I was little … to me, she seemed like the ideal wife (in actuality, I think I was just really taken with her FABULOUS outfit). Wonder Woman — gold tiara, silver bracelets and shiny red boots included — means a lot to me. I just don’t think I’ll have any of those nostalgic feels for a character that looks so radically different. If this is what WW will look like when she finally makes it to the big screen then I don’t think I’ll be all that interested in watching. I am quite content to stick with my DVDs of the Wonder Woman TV series. What do y’all think of Wonder Woman‘s new look? Do y’all like it?
Broadcast veteran Larry King announced on Tuesday that he would be ending his nightly “Larry King Live” show on CNN this coming autumn after 25 years on television. King, 76, said in a statement he would still host specials for CNN on major events, but wanted to spend more time with his wife and young children. Known for his non-confrontational style and for wearing colored suspenders, King has interviewed a broad array of guests from Hollywood stars to politicians and athletes. “With this chapter closing I’m looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders,” King told viewers on Tuesday night’s show. “Larry King Live” recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest running show with the same host in the same time slot. King and his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick, called off their plans to divorce in May and reunited.
To be honest, I’ve personally felt it’s been time for Larry King to end his show for a few years now. I’ve not been particularly impressed with his interviews for quite some time now … and even when he gets a great guest on the show, he never EVER presses them for the hard questions that I’m always hoping to hear. I will say that over the course of his 25 years, Larry King has made a place for himself in popular culture and overall, he will be missed. And tho it’s technically not a Peace the Spork Out situation, I thought it would be appropriate to bust out the spork to say peace out to his show. Considering the marital woes he’s endured with his wife, I think it’s a great idea for him to step down so he can spend more time with his family (besides, I suspect his wife prolly insisted he retire so that they can work on their relationship). The questions becomes, tho … who will take his place? Do any of y’all have any ideas/suggestions?
Paranormal was so good that I decided to make it my #2 fave movie of 2009. Based on this first trailer for the sequel, I think there’s a very good chance that Paranormal Activity 2 will entertain/scare the hell out of me much like the original film did. Dude, there’s a baby in this new film. Check out the new trailer in full, after the jump … More »
Carrie and Co are set to hang up their Manolos and finish off their cosmos for good as the Sex And The City juggernaught grinds to a halt. Following 12 years, 94 episodes and two blockbuster movies, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon are out of work. After the second Sex And The City movie received scathing reviews, Grazia reports that all plans for a third installment have been shelved. It had been pretty much a given that there would be a third installment of the smash hit to complete a big-screen trilogy – even the cast thought so. Sarah Jessica Parker recently said: ‘I hope Carrie will live on.’ And John Corbett said: ‘I think the girls are up for [another movie] and Michael Patrick King has lots of ideas.’ The second movie was mired in controversary with scenes set in Abu Dhabi being branded borderline racist. In addition the movie was universally panned by critics, Entertainment Weekly wrote a scathing review: ‘SATC 2 transformed four once mildly likeable characters into rancid, obliviously overentitled grotesques.’ The movie performed disappointingly at the box office, coming in third in the U.S on it’s opening weekend and taking in $37million compared to the first movie which raked in $57million.
I personally do not believe SaTC is over. I would bet good money that they will figure out how to make a third movie becuase A.) you kinda need a third to round out the movie franchise and B.) the franchise CANNOT end with SaTC 2. I’m not ready to mourn the death of the franchise until we hear something official … but, it is possible that there may be a grain of truth to this report. I know a lot of people were disappointed with SaTC 2 but I am hopeful they’ll make one more, great movie. They have to … don’t they?
Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane’s charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack’s tough skinned heart. But, when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a week she tries to push her away. Diane must struggle to keep their love alive while hiding the secret that her newly awakened sexual desire is giving her werewolf-like visions.
Um … what? I mean, I love Kylie so much … more than most people on Earth but I am not a huge fan of her movie roles. Ever since I saw her in Bio-Dome with Pauly Shore and the idiot Baldwin, I don’t get too excited for her new film projects. This one sounds … interesting. I wouldn’t mind seeing more photos of her in costume on set but I’m not sure what to think about this film based on the synopsis. What do y’all think … does this movie look/sound like a winner?
She is a dedicated mother of six children, an A-list actress and global humanitarian. But Angelina Jolie says she might soon give up acting to spend more time with her family. In an interview in the new issue of Vanity Fair, the actress says: ‘It is not the most important thing in my life. ‘It’s a fun job. It’s a luxury. But I don’t think I’ll do it much longer.’ Jolie, recently finished filming in Venice for her role as an Interpol agent opposite Johnny Depp in The Tourist, says the need to be with her family is behind her stance: ‘I have a happy home.’ She and Brad Pitt have six children, Maddox, eight, Pax, six, Zahara, five, Shiloh, four, and twins Vivienne and Knox, who are almost two. Three of their children -Maddox, Zahara and Pax – are adopted. Miss Jolie took time to describe her children’s developing personalities during the interview with the magazine.
I’d take the talk of retirement with a huge grain of salt … but, then again, I could see Angelina forgoing a life of acting for a life of philanthropy. But, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if she actually plans to make good on this retirement talk. As for the magazine cover, yeah, it’s not my favorite. It’s kinda blah … and I can’t stop looking at how one boob is mushed up higher than the other one. I’m still dying to read the full interview … but this cover leaves me cold. What do y’all think?
Fur loving supermodel Naomi Campbell was spotted on the streets of NYC yesterday posing at a gas station for a fashion shoot for designer Dennis Basso and when she wasn’t being primped and primed for the shoot, she was showing off just how much hair she really doesn’t have. No one every said that beauty had to be pretty:
Her wild behaviour is often shocking, but Naomi Campbell caused jaws to drop for entirely different reasons today. The supermodel left onlookers stunned as she revealed a huge bald patch beneath her long luscious wig while on a fashion shoot for designer Dennis Basso in New York. The 40-year-old has revealed signs of a vanishing hairline before, but the true extent of the problem was put on show as she held her hair back as a stylist adjusted her clothing. It appears that years of wearing tight hair extensions have taken a toll on the model’s natural hair, causing severe breakage. Hair loss associated with hair braiding, weaving and extensions is known as ‘traction alopecia’. Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham and Alexandra Burke are all reported to have suffered similar symptoms as a result of their extensions. While prolonged traction can cause permanent loss of hair in the affected areas, it is reversible if caught early. Trichologist to the stars Philip Kingsley said tight hair styles, pony tails, hard brushing and hair extensions could all lead to traction hair loss. ‘The old-fashion hair extensions were put in by weaving threads which had hairs attached to them between the natural hair,’ he said. ‘They were weaved next to the scalp and tightly knotted at each end to secure them.’ ‘Because of their proximity to the scalp, the thread, which the hair knotted onto it, rubbed on the scalp, caused irritation, consequently making it sore and sometimes breaking the skin.’ He said the new way to put in hair extensions, which involves glue-heating them onto natural hairs, could cause similar problems. ‘The biggest potential problem is traction hair loss and breakage because of the pulling involved.’ But Naomi appeared oblivious to the revelation as she posed at a gas station in the Meatpacking district. She wore a green swimsuit that put her long, lean legs on show and also paraded a series of fur coats. The former Peta campaigner famously declared in the Nineties that she would rather go naked than wear fur but she had a change of heart some years back.
Yeesh! See, there is a price to beauty … apparently, it’s baldness. Ugh, I am so not a fan of the fur … I think it’s so gross that Naomi would once pledge to never wear fur and then decide, meh, she likes fur after all. Karma has a funny way of working out. Isn’t it interesting that she ends up losing her hair while she proudly wears the hair/fur of poor defenseless animals? HMMMM.
Helluuur thurrrr, I’m Lola and this is my first blog entry so it’s kind of like ummmm….
I’m just going to use this blog entry to tell y’all a little bit about myself. I’m 13 and I’ll be 14 in October, so I can’t wait for that because I am FINALLY allowed to dye my hair… THANK YOU MOTHER!! My favvvv color is black (just because it goes with everything) and my least favorite color is brown (because it resembles the color of something QUITE gross). I am totally obsessivo about 80’s shorts… You know the kind that makes your butt look kinda big, with a grunge-looking shirt tucked in. It’s kinda nerdy but I love it. And the 80’s are another huge obsession of mine, which is totally amazingly awesome because Material Girl…HELLO! It’s like 80’s themed, which pretty much rocks, so yeah. I’m still in love with brogues or as some people call them “oxford shoes”. I haven’t found a good sandal so I’m on like a search right now.
Yes, folks, Lola is Madonna‘s eldest daughter Lourdes Maria‘s nickname. We already know that Lola has had a hand in the design process for Material Girl but it looks like she will be featured in the promo materials as well. You can follow the Material Girl blog HERE. It’s unclear if Lola will be updating the site with future posts but this blogpost is a good indication that we might get more posts from her in the coming weeks and months.
No big personal updates to share today … yesterday was full of a whole lotta nothin’. I did receive a delivery yesterday that will make future visits to Disneyland a whole lot smoother … so I guess I can share with all y’all. Whenever David and I go to Disney, we have a hard time figuring out who’s gonna carry the keys, the sunglasses, the bottled water and all the crap we undoubtedly buy (well, I undoubtedly buy) so I’ve been in the market for the perfect bag to use on our trips to Disneyland … and I managed to come upon this awesome Buzz Lightyear backpack:
Not only does it look like Buzz Lightyear‘s jetpack but it also has my name on it! See, stuff like this can be fun for folks older than 10 years old. Yes, I know it’s silly to think of a grown man wearing a Buzz Lightyear backpack but, to be honest, inside the hallowed borders of Disneyland … it’s perfectly natural to see such a thing. Well, at least that’s the notion that I will be sticking to ;) If I can rock the Mickey Mouse ears, I can rock the backpack.
Not sure what the plan is for tonight … I’m hoping to meet up with Darion for dinner. He just returned home from his visit with the folks up in Oregon so we need to catch up. Hope your Tuesday is going well!!
Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls is 32, Maria Conchita Alonso is 53, Colin Hay of Men at Work & Don Dokken of Dokken are 57, Richard Lewis is 63 and Gary Busey is 66 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
She looks amazing in this pic! While I still question the verity of whether or not this line was actually designed by Britney Spears, I think all the looks are very “Britney” and do look great on her. After the jump, check out two more promo photos and a video from the campaign photoshoot … More »
Courtney Love and her new incarnation of her band Hole performed a show at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC this week that reportedly went on for over 3 hours … and according to the review by the Washington Post, pretty much everyone in attendance felt the show was 3+ hours too long. Here are some deets from this debacle of a Hole concert:
“You get the Bruce Springsteen set, sorry.” Courtney Love muttered those words at some point during Hole’s show Sunday night at the 9:30 club. It’s hard to remember exactly when. Time seemed to stand still for so much of the evening. If she meant that we were in for a nearly three-hour concert, then yes, her statement was true. If she meant that we would experience a well-oiled rock-and-roll machine and everybody would leave feeling satisfied they got their money’s worth … let’s come back to that one. It’s safe to say the people yelling “Bull[expletive]! This is bull[expletive]!” didn’t feel like their $45 was well spent. There were more than a handful of patrons shouting and cursing at the endlessly controversial, occasionally coherent 45-year-old rock trainwreck. Many more simply headed for the exits. Three-quarters-filled at the start, the club was no more than a quarter packed by the excruciating end. Make no mistake – this was an astonishingly awful performance that had few moments of redeeming musical value. Song titles, lyrics, guitar chords – Love remembered only some of them, and infrequently. Then again, what was really the best-case musical scenario? A competent recreation of songs more than a decade old, played by Love and her latest hired hands? Is that what people wanted to see – Courtney karaoke versions of ’90s MTV buzz clips? Maybe. But probably not. Perhaps a bit more professionalism would have been nice but in 2010 you pay your $45 hoping for the Courtney Love Experience. And Sunday night was an experience like no other. She took the stage nearly an hour past the advertised 9:30 start time, smoking a cigarette, rambling for a minute about how she was late because she had just been hanging out with a senator friend. (Leave your best guesses in the comments.) She also introduced an assistant, Lisa, who was on stage for the entire show filming Love on an iPhone. Not on the side of the stage. Not filming a few songs. The entire show, on stage, often directly in front of Love. Love, naturally, played to the camera more than her fans. She preened, she constantly sang in its direction, she looked like she was trying to seduce it. Love and Lisa huddled before, during and after songs, conferring about what angles to shoot, like they were Bogdanovich and Kovacs. When one fan near the front complained that Lisa was being obstructive Love quickly snapped, “[Expletive] you, she’s with me.” She introduced “Someone Else’s Bed” as a “deeply emotional song” and spent the first 30 seconds of it instructing Lisa where to situate herself to get the best angle of Love giving it her faux-heartfelt best. The between song chatter was more than just chatter. Ten minutes without playing a song? Sure, let’s do that a few times. She talked about her courting style (“I never chase”), being anorexic and bulimic, quizzed fans on the meaning of her late husband Kurt Cobain’s lyrics, twice mentioned how The Washington Post hated her new album “Nobody’s Daughter,” and name-dropped a “TMZ” episode’s worth of celebrities, from Trent Reznor to Diablo Cody to George Clooney, even Douglas Fairbanks. She asked what the lamest Hole song was and cursed at people when they gave the wrong answer. When Love got around to singing, her voice sounded as if something died in her throat earlier in the day. Love has a blood-curdling howl, by far her most effective asset as a performer. She just should have used it more on Sunday. During the choruses of “Miss World” and “Violet” – two of her best and most popular songs – she turned the microphone to the crowd and didn’t even bother singing. Other times she skipped lines in order to cough, or take a sip of water or just … not sing. Of the nearly 30 songs (or song fragments), not even a handful were completed without some minor disaster … “This is a really weird show,” Love said in perhaps the understatement of the night a bit earlier. “I can’t tell if it’s really terrible.” Courtney, let me tell you something. In just the past year and a half, I’ve been to about 400 shows. I’ve seen some really terrible ones. And this was really the most terrible. No question. But the vast majority of those 400 shows, I went there, I saw it, and almost immediately forgot I was there. I’ll never forget this night with Courtney Love, no matter how much I may want to. And isn’t that really what she’s always wanted?
I was able to see Hole perform live at the start of this tour back in April and at the time, I was pissed that the show as too short (it clocked in at about 45 mins.) It sounds like I got lucky. If you are interested, you can read the full Washington Post review HERE … it goes into great detail about how painful this concert was to endure. I’m telling you, I would’ve been among the folks who left early. I had hoped that C. Love might be ready to make a serious go of her music career again but, alas, it seems that she is gone to us forever. I’m sure she’ll piddle her way thru more live performances but it won’t last … hopefully. The woman is just a wreck … I think she needs a long vacation … better yet, she needs permanent retirement. Unfortch from her p.o.v. she prolly thinks she’s being “rock and roll” when in fact she’s only finding new ways to embarrass herself for public entertainment. Sad.
Kylie Minogue, whose new album Aphrodite will be released here in the US next week, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the UK magazine Attitude. This new issue is the mag’s Camp Issue so obviously they had to put the queen of camp Kylie Minogue on the cover. In her coverstory interview, Kylie reveals some of the regrets she has about her last album X:
KYLIE MINOGUE regrets not pushing record company bosses to allow songs about her cancer battle on her last album, X – because she poured her heart and soul into the emotional tracks. The Aussie superstar was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 and underwent intensive chemotherapy treatment, which caused her to lose her hair. As soon as it grew back, Minogue headed into the studio and spent “insane, emotional” sessions recording with producer pal Biff Stannard. But label bosses rejected the personal tracks for inclusion on her 2007 album X – and Minogue admits she’ll always regret not convincing them to change their minds. She tells Britain’s Attitude magazine, “As soon as I could get back in the studio, I went with hair not a centimetre long, I ran in there with Biff and we did five days of insane, emotional… the two of us will never forget it. I’d written songs about my experience, my illness, and they didn’t make the album, I even don’t know why. If they just weren’t good enough songs, or the record company didn’t think they were appropriate, I don’t know. So there’s a little regret about that.”
Personally, I love X … there are so many great, upbeat tracks on that album … I have no complaints. But, I can absolutely see where Kylie is coming from. I’m sure writing about her cancer battle was very cathartic. It’s a shame that none of that music made it on the album. I’m certain her record label was adamant about her not releasing a “cancer album” but still … after all of Kylie‘s successes, they could’ve let her make the album she truly wanted to make. She is such a survivor … and she’s always got a smile on her face. I just love her … and I can’t wait to see the photos from this Attitude photospread.
On Sunday we got our first look at Victoria Beckham‘s new hair weave which she debuted upon arrival in Cannes, France where the posh one made a stop-over on her way to meet up with her hubby David Beckham in Nice, France. As you may know, the English soccer team was eliminated from the 2010 World Cup after they were defeated by Germany 4-1 over the weekend. Since there is no reason for Becks to remain in South Africa for the rest of the World Cup, he packed up his shizz (tucked his tail firmly between his legs) and made his way to Nice to meet up with his family:
Poor Becks … this year’s World Cup hasn’t really been the best experience for him. Not only did he get injured and unable to play but he couldn’t even revel in his team’s successes … at all. Team England was criticized at every turn … and then to be defeated so soundly by Germany, well, I bet he’s looking forward to putting the 2010 World Cup behind him so he can relax with his family in the South of France. This was Becks‘s last World Cup ever … not the best way to end his World Cup career but … well, at least he still has untold fame and fortune … so we can’t feel too bad for the guy. Hello, he is rockin’ a pretty swank backpack and scarf combo from Burberry! Rest up Becks, we’ll be expecting you back here in LA for the upcoming LA Galaxy soccer season. There is still a chance for soccer glory … YOU CAN DO IT!
The end is almost near for the “Harry Potter” movies as the trailer for the final installment of the series has hit the web. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” will not only mark as the end of a saga, but will also bring an end to the long-awaited final confrontation between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. In a scene from the trailer, The Dark Lord, played by , grabs the face of Harry and quietly asks, “Why do you live?” Harry proudly replies, “Because I have something worth living for.” Soon after, the two opposites battle it out in an intense wand fight and Voldemort offers the final words of the trailer: “Only I can live forever.” The film will be released in two parts, with the first installment slated for a November 19 release. Part two will arrive in theaters July 15, 2011.
The end is nearly nigh, y’all — after the jump, check out the trailer and see how it will all end in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows … More »
Authorities say actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer, charged in a fatal drunk-driving crash that killed a Montgomery woman Sunday night, was also involved in minor hit-and-run collision in Princeton just prior. Around 9 p.m., the former “Melrose Place” actress was driving a 2007 Chevy Tahoe north on Cherry Hill Road in Montgomery when she struck the passenger side of a 2010 Mercury Milan as it was turning into a driveway, court papers said. Helene Seeman was pronounced dead the scene. Fred Seeman, who was driving, was flown to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he is listed in critical condition this afternoon. Earlier, Locane-Bovenizer crashed into another car as she was driving in Princeton, Somerset County Acting Prosecutor A. Peter DeMarco, Jr. said in a statement. Locane-Bovenizer, 38, whose films include “Airheads” and “Crybaby,” rear-ended a car at an intersection in Princeton several miles from the second crash, DeMarco said. When the driver of the other car tried to phone police, Locane-Bovenizer got back in her SUV and drove off, the prosecutor said. The other driver followed her, telling police she was “swerving and knocking down several mailboxes.” Later Sunday evening, after the fatal crash, the actress admitted to police that she had consumed several glasses of wine prior to driving, according to court papers. She is charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and third-degree assault by auto.
Officers allegedly smelled alcohol and reported the actress’ eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and her speech was slurred. She was arrested and transferred to University Medical Center in Princeton, where her blood was tested. The actress was in tears as she arrived in Superior Court in Somerville this afternoon, where she was arraigned before Superior Court Judge Robert Reed. Bail was set today at $50,000, cash or bond. If convicted, the woman would face five to 10 years in state prison. She would have to serve 85 percent of the term without parole.
UNBELIEVABLE! Not only was this idiot involved in two separate incidents but her reckless and ILLEGAL actions resulted in a death! This is exactly the worst case scenario … the actions of a moronic drunk driver results in the death of an innocent driver … it’s absolutely disgusting! Should Amy Locane be found guilty of her crimes, she should deffo be thrown in jail. Drunk Driving is such a senseless crime … when it results in death, IMHO it is tantamount to murder. I’m just … wow.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green tied the knot late last week in Hawaii, a source tells Star exclusively! “They had a fairly large wedding, but there were clearly more security people than guests!” the insider tells Star. “They had so many security people that they had to call in local security because the hotel security alone wouldn’t do. It was very hush hush. Everyone was sworn to secrecy.” The location of the wedding — which took place Thursday or Friday — was the Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu on the big island of Hawaii. The hotel has many amenities like a golf course and a spa. The hotel is known for throwing big, A-list weddings. “The place is perfect for a Hollywood wedding,” says the source. “It’s very romantic and scenic. Megan and Brian had already been there for a few days. It seemed like a spur of the moment thing. I don’t think it had been planned long.” And the couple has been in no rush to leave. “Megan and Brian are still there at the hotel, relaxing,” says the source. “They’re now celebrating their honeymoon” … Megan and Brian have been dating since 2004. They got engaged in 2007 then broke it off in Feb. 2009. Shortly thereafter they rekindled their relationship. Their reps confirmed that they got engaged again on June 1.
Here is a photo of the couple in Hawaii showing off their new wedding rings:
The first full trailer for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is yet to hit the web until June 28 at 4 P.M. PST but some shots from the video have been available for sneak peek. USA Today has got its hand on several photos from the upcoming trailer and they reveal that the video will give preview to some of the crucial moments. Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort’s intense meeting is highlighted in two images. One of them captures their close-up looks, while the other one is taken from a long range and sees the scene set in Hogwarts courtyard. In another photo, Harry is featured alongside Hagrid while the young wizard is seen lying in the woods in another picture. Other characters, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Death Eaters, are also given spotlights in some other images. The rest of the photos, meanwhile, manage to give a look at a blind dragon in Gringotts Bank and fiery explosions around Hogwarts castle. In this last of “Harry Potter” film franchise, Harry Potter and his two best friends will 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 are all returning to reprise their roles as the three main characters. Directed by David Yates, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is split into two parts, which both will get 3-D treatment. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I” is due for November 19 release in both U.S. and U.K., whereas “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” is slated to be premiered on July 15, 2011.
As you may recall, we got to see the first trailer for Deathly Hallows last December but that one was really just a teaser. The first real movie trailer will be released later today and we will then get to see these promo photos in action. I am so excited for the release of this film but we still have many months to wait … so … yeah, I can’t get too excited. Even still, I am anxious to see the trailer. It shant be long now.
She has just got engaged to one of Hollywood’s hottest young actors. So it is no wonder Miranda Kerr was determined to show off her diamond sparkler as she visited churches in Los Angeles with her mother ahead of her wedding to Orlando Bloom. The 27-year-old lingerie model continuously flashed her new accessory as she arrived at a church with mother Therese and dog Frankie. Wearing a colourful maxi dress under a denim jacket, Miranda made sure she inspected all angles of the place of worship – prompting rumours it could be where she and Orlando choose to wed. The couple are both practising Buddhists, but may be planning to wed in a church service for their parents. Bloom was brought up as Church of England, but turned to Buddhism in his Twenties, while Kerr started practising the religion when she turned 20. She told Rolling Stone magazine last year that Buddhism has brought them closer together: ‘We share the same outlook. It brings us closer and closer together.’ The pair, who quietly started dating in 2007, confirmed their engagement earlier this month.
Rockin’ the ring, scopin’ out churches … it looks like Miranda and Orlando are really ready to tie the knot. I wouldn’t be surprised if they said their I Dos by year’s end. Ugh … they’re just so perfect for one another, couldn’t you just puke on your shoes?
Lindsay Lohan spent another weekend here in SoCal making her way around the various clubs and events (she was spotted at the EDC Rave Dance Party in Downtown Los Angeles last night) while rumors began to swirl that her mother Dina Lohan has signed a new deal for a new reality TV show about the Lohan family (well, sans estranged daddy Michael Lohan). Here are photos of Lindsay making her way home from the EDC Rave Dance Party this weekend and some deets about the rumored new Lohan reality TV series:
Lindsay Lohan will appear in a new reality show that will follow her mom, Dina, and her siblings. Dina told us, “We have already started filming. The cameras follow us in our daily lives and as we promote our businesses. I want to prove that we are a good, hardworking family and we don’t have the crazy lives that some people claim we do. The show will feature my kids, and Lindsay will also appear in some episodes, although she’s very busy filming and promoting her fashion lines. We’re discussing a deal with a major network.” But dad Michael isn’t welcome, Dina said.
UGH! Is there NOTHING that Dina Lohan won’t do to win fame and fortune by exploiting her children? I, personally, do not understand why the Lohans are so delusional as to think they are worth watching on TV but my fear is that they will do anything to get the attention they crave … at any cost. It’s clear that Lindsay has been damaged (evident from the court-ordered SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet on her left ankle) by the life she has endured after being raised by her parents … I fear what the future holds for the other Lohan children. Aliana Ali Lohan seems on the same course that Lindsay is on (but with out that pesky fame to worry about) but the littlest Lohan, Cody, is still young enough to be saved. Can anyone save him? Blah … here’s hoping that all of those “major networks” that Dina is trying to sell her show to will pass on her offer. I’d take 10,000 more Jersey Shores rather than having to endure Dina Lohan on my TV.
Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell got snapshot happy on the set of Scream 4 and managed to capture Neve Campbell for a quick pic. As you can see below, it looks like when audiences reunite with Campbell’s character Sidney, she’ll be sporting a new look. Principal photography has begun in Michigan with Wes Craven at the helm.
And there you have it folks … Scream 4 is officially underway. My BFFs Sarah and Mark texted me last week that they ran into Hayden Panettiere in Ann Arbor, MI as they were making their way into the on-campus bar Goodtime Charlies. As you may know, Hayden will also be appearing in Scream 4 so … yeah, a little bit of Hollywood has made its way to Michigan. This is just the beginning … hopefully we’ll get more news from the Michigan set of Scream 4 as the Summer progresses.
t’s officially over for Sandra Bullock and Jesse James. The pair filed papers under seal last week in Texas to finalize their divorce after their nearly five-year marriage crumbled amid reports of infidelity by James, PEOPLE has confirmed. The Oscar-winning actress, 45, filed for divorce in April in Austin, where she has a home. The papers cited “discord or conflict of personalities” as the reason for the split.
To be honest, I’m actually surprised that this divorce got finalized so quickly. But that being said, I couldn’t be happier for Sandra. Jesse James is just so vile, he treated her so horribly that she deserves to be detached from him as quickly and as fully as possible. Here’s hoping that she can now move forward and live her life happily and as contently as possible without having to deal with any of the garbage she’s been thru this year due to the actions of her ex-husband. I’m sure she still has much pain to work thru but hopefully this divorce can be a great way for her to move forward in her life.
Last night my good friend Adriana and I enjoyed a lovely date together which started out with dinner at Senor Taco before we made our way to the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock, CA to attend the Dead Man’s Bones First Birthday Concert called A Special Evening with Ryan, Zach and the Kids:
A few weeks ago MTV announced that they have begun the search to find the network’s first ever Twitter Jockey who would be employed by MTV in NYC to be the social networking voice of the network. At stake is a $100,000 a year job as MTV‘s first ever TJ … and YOU can have a say in who they pick. It turns out that a friend of mine, who I met on Twitter actually, is in the running as one of the Top 20 candidates for the job as MTV‘s first ever TJ. Naturally, I am pulling for my boy to win the job … so say hello to John Thrasher, who will hopefully (and with your help) become the new MTV TJ:
Starting in July there will be several Twitter-based challenges. Each challenge is judged by an internal committee and TweetLevel, a specialized Twitter scoring service that measures a range of factors including influence, popularity, engagement and trust. After 5 challenges, 4 candidates move on to the finals, with 1 remaining finalist spot to be determined by voters. After weeks of Twitter centric challenges, the competition will jump to television for the live finale on August 8 at 10 PM ET where the final five candidates will be squared off in a series of elimination rounds. The audience will vote and those votes will determine who is to become the first MTV TJ. After the winner is announced, they will begin reporting immediately, including a high profile assignment at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
When the Twitter challenges get underway, it will be vitally important for followers to interact with John, retweet his tweets and be as active as possible with him on Twitter so that his TweetLevel can rise high enough to keep him in the running. YOU can read all about John at the bio page set up by MTVHERE, on his personal website HERE or his Facebook profile HERE and OF COURSE all y’all should be following him on TwitterHERE. Yes, homie is a Jedi of social networking and I know he is the PERFECT person for the job! I was so excited to find out that John is in the running … I would LOVE for him to be the MTV TJ. Trust me, check out his online sites and follow him on Twitter … he will make the perfect first ever MTV TJ, I know it! Vote John Thrasher! Woot!!
Last night celebs of varying size and stature made their way to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA to attend the 2010 BET Awards which are handed out annually since 2001 by Black Entertainment Television in order to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. In addition to the usual music, acting and sporting awards that were handed out, a loving tribute was paid to Prince who is this year’s recipient of the BETLifetime Achievement Award. Here are a few photos from the show last night and some deets about what went down:
The BET Awards on Sunday were hosted by a Queen and honored a Prince, but it was a fallen star, Chris Brown, who surprised fans with a tearful tribute to the late King of Pop. Alicia Keys, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj and current albums chart champ Drake were among the big winners at cable television network BET’s annual salute to R&B and hip-hop stars, while Diddy, Kanye West, Eminem and El DeBarge wowed the audience with their performances … The night’s top honor, BET’s viewers choice award, went to Rihanna and Young Jeezy for their song, “Hard.” Keys, who also performed a Prince song, took home two trophies for R&B female singer and best collaboration for smash hit, “Empire State of Mind,” sung with Jay-Z. Trey Songz, whose hits include “Can’t Help but Wait,” was named best R&B male singer. “I want to let you all know that anybody can be anything, all it takes is dedication and a lot of hard work,” Songz said. Canadian rapper Drake was named best male hip-hop artist, and Minaj took home the trophy for best female hip-hop singer. Beyonce and Lady Gaga earned video of the year honors for their collaboration “Video Phone,” but were not on hand to accept their trophy … Two days after the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Jermaine Jackson took the stage for the tribute to his brother and said, “everyone worldwide for the love shown us (his family) over the last year.” He then quoted what his sister, Janet Jackson, had said at last year’s BET Awards: “Michael’s a legend to you, but to me, he’s my brother.” He pointed upward and said, “Love you, Michael.” Among other highlights, former “Diff’rent Strokes” TV star Todd Bridges introduced a section on stars who had died in the past year, including his one-time co-star Gary Coleman. And John Legend was given a humanitarian award.
Overall the show was pretty entertaining but I could not for the life of me stomach Chris Brown and his ridiculous antics on stage. I do not for one second believe his sincerity at all. It really bothers me that so many people are willing to forgive and forget his crimes already … I do not. IMHO, it is an affront to have someone like Brown, convicted of and barely punished for brutally assaulting a woman he claimed to love, pay tribute to the memory of the late Michael Jackson. But … I refuse to give that loser any more attention than he deserves. The rest of the show was pretty good. I was most impressed by the tribute to Prince as this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. After the jump, check out some photos of Prince at last night’s BET Awards and check out video from the show’s tribute to his stellar career … More »
Actor Matt LeBlanc, who played the lovable doofus Joey Tribbiani on the long-running NBC series Friends, was spotted out on the town in London, England over the weekend lookin’ like he enjoyed a bit more fun than he could handle. A clearly inebriated LeBlanc stumbled out of a London club lookin’ a bit worse for the wear … behold:
Matt LeBlanc did perhaps just a tiny bit too much partying Saturday night in London, RadarOnline.com has learned. The former Friends star had spent the evening at the tony Ivy Club and Bungalow 8 with colleagues from the new sitcom he’s shooting in the UK. But getting back to the limo for the drive to his hotel — well — that took the help of several friends to make happen … LeBlanc’s new show is called Episodes. It’s about a sophisticated British husband-and-wife writing team who make a deal to produce a sitcom for the US but are then stuck with Matt LeBlanc as their leading man. It will premiere on Showtime this fall….with Matt LeBlanc playing Matt LeBlanc!
LOL! I kinda love these photos … I mean, we’ve all been there, right? And it really sounds like Matt LeBlanc is gonna try and milk the Joey-well again in the hopes of scoring a new hit series. While he enjoyed much success in Friends, his sequel series Joey failed miserably and, well, he really hasn’t done much since. It should be too much of a stretch for Matt LeBlanc to play Matt LeBlanc but my guess is that he will be playing Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani. Will it be a hit? Only time will tell … in the mean time, it appears that Matt is getting a jump start on the boozing he’s likely to do if he suffers another failed TV series.
Angelina Jolie, dubbed Angelina The Conqueror by Vanity Fair magazine, is featured in the new issue of the mag due out on newsstands this Wednesday. The interview, which was conducted in Venice, Italy where Ange has been filming a filmwith Johnny Depp called The Tourist, discusses issues ranging from rumored pregnancy (she’s not) to marriage (she won’t cuz she already feels like she is) to the prospect of co-starring with faux hubby Brad Pitt in a movie again (it’s possible but not likely they’d do Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2). Here is a sneak peek at Ange‘s upcoming VF magazine feature along with some excerpts from her interview:
“No, I’m not pregnant,” Angelina Jolie tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Rich Cohen, from the set of her movie in Venice, Italy. Perhaps in the future? “We’re not opposed to it. But we want to make sure we can give everybody special time. They’re kids now, and can play together, but they’re going to need a lot more talking in the middle of the night, like I did with my mom for hours. We want to make sure we don’t build a family so big that we don’t have absolutely enough time to raise them each really well.” Jolie says she and Brad Pitt also are not “against getting married,” but “it’s just like we already are. Children are clearly a commitment, a bigger commitment [than marriage]. It’s for life.” Despite her dedication to her work, she thinks she won’t do it much longer: “It’s not the most important thing in my life. Acting helped me as I was growing up. It helped me learn about myself, helped me travel, helped me understand life, express myself, all those wonderful things. So I’m very, very grateful, it’s a fun job. It’s a luxury. Look, I’m at work today in the middle of Venice. But I don’t think I’ll do it much longer.” Jolie says this reassessment is mostly due to her family: “Because I have a happy home….I got back from work last night, and everybody was playing music and dancing and I suddenly found myself dancing around with a bunch of little fun crazy people.” Jolie talks extensively about her children, explaining that “Mad’s a real intellectual, which I can take no credit for genetically. He’s great at school, great at history. He feels like he could be a writer or travel the world and learn about places and things. Zahara’s got an extraordinary voice and is just so elegant and well spoken. Shiloh’s hysterically funny, one of the goofiest, most playful people you’ll ever meet. Knox and Viv are classic boy and girl. She’s really female. And he’s really a little dude.” Jolie says that when she was growing up she was most like her daughter Shiloh: “Goofy and verbal, the early signs of a performer…. I used to get dressed up in costumes and jump around. But at some point, I got closed off, darker. I don’t remember anything happening. I think you just get hit with the realities of certain things in life, think too much, start to realize the world isn’t as you wished it would be, so you deepen. Then, as I had kids and got older—being goofy, lighter—it all came back.” And what does Angelina think of Brad’s strange, wispy beard? “I love Brad in every state.”
Wow … in just this short excerpt we’ve already learned so much from Angelina, stuff that she hasn’t really shared in the past few years. It’s really cool getting to hear about the kids in this intimate way. I suspect the full interview will reveal even more. Ange and the fam have made their way back home to SoCal so that daddy Brad can do some work here. Over the weekend, Angelina was spotted with her eldest daughters Zahara Marley and Shiloh Nouvel making their way into a party in Culver City. After the jump, check out a couple photos of the ladies here in LA this weekend and read a few more excerpts from Angelina‘s upcoming VF interview … More »
Their lives consist of nothing more strenuous than plenty of GLT – that’s a morning routine of Gym, Tanning, and Laundry for the uninitiated. But it seems living their lives on the beach has paid off for the cast members of Jersey Shore, as they were photographed for the front cover of prestigious magazine Rolling Stone. The shoot took place during sunset with legendary photographer Terry Richardson. It’s obviously a sign that they have made it – it’s the second time he’s photographed them. Snooki showed off her curves in a daring cut-out one-piece, which struggled to contain the 21-year-old’s buxom curves. Her cast-mates were weighed down with jewellery and lashings of make-up and hair gel as they struck their most outrageous poses. The TV show, which follows the eight housemates as they spend the summer holidaying on the New Jersey Shore, has become one of the most popular reality shows of the moment. Hook-ups and bust-ups ensue along with plenty of clubbing in the bars along the coastline. But the show has had its share of controversy too – some have taken offense to the cast’s use of the words ‘guido’ and ‘guidette’, which many view as slurs against Italian-Americans. And there was public uproar over a scene in which Snooki was punched in the face by a male bar patron, which prompted MTV to black out the footage. The castmates are already capitalising on the success of the show, with Snooki landing a guest spot as a presenter a the MTV Movie Awards, while 23-year-old JWoww has just unveiled her own fashion line, Filthy Couture. The second season of MTV’s Jersey Shore airs in the U.S. on July 29.
I’m gonna take a wild stab in the dark and guess that these jokers will be featured in the issue of Rolling Stone that will be timed perfectly with the release of the second season of their show. I mean, I get that the cast of Jersey Shore will be coming at us again on MTV this Summer but is it really necessary for them to infiltrate our magazines as well? We’ve already seen them in the pages of Interview magazine … so now we have GQ and Rolling Stone to look forward to? I suppose they do need to strike while the iron is hot and the demand still seems to be high but I’m kinda over the hoopla of the show and these people already. But, I fear, the focus on Jersey Shore will get even more intense when the second season starts at the end of next month. Are you ready for it?
Britain’s Prince Harry capped his New York visit with a polo match Sunday on an island off Manhattan to benefit 400,000 children of an AIDS-ravaged African nation. The 25-year-old son of the late Princess Diana was pitted against the best-known player in the equestrian sport, the Argentine Nacho Figueras … The 3rd Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic was played on Governor’s Island. Harry has participated the past two years. The United States “has always protected the downtrodden, the poorest, those most in need of help in the world,” Harry said before the match. “And to me, this is what the United States stands for.” Harry mounted a polo pony as part of his pledge to continue his mother’s work. Princess Diana, who was often photographed embracing HIV-positive mothers and children, died in 1997 in a Paris car crash. Sunday’s heat, topping 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius), “is a welcome relief after the snow and ice of Lesotho, where I was last week,” her son said of the southern African nation where he said he took his brother, Prince William, to show him the work of his charity. Earlier, Harry joined guests in the VIP “marquee” — a fancy white tent where lunch tables for 10 overlooking the field went for as much as $50,000. Proceeds from the day would go to American Friends of Sentebale, a charity set up in 2006 by Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho for “the vulnerable children of Lesotho,” where many children are AIDS orphans. Harry said both he and the African prince wanted to follow the examples set by their mothers. “Both were very much loved, and both loved people — both loved helping people who needed it the most,” he said. About 100 children in Lesotho lose one or both of their parents each day, Harry said, adding that the orphaned children survive with no prospects of a regular nourishing diet and little hope of a meaningful education. The tally for the day was not immediately available, but was likely hefty, given the minimum price for a table for 10 in the VIP marquee — $20,000. The $50,000 tables were closest to that of the prince. A picnic on the grass went for $250 per person … Harry’s three-day visit to New York began Friday at the West Point Military Academy north of the city, followed by UNICEF on Saturday, when he threw the first pitch at a Mets game.
I’m telling you, Prince Harry and his older brother Prince William of Wales are absolutely doing their late mother proud. Her philanthropic spirit lives on in her two sons … it’s really something. After Harry gave his speech, it was time for him to suit up and play polo. After the jump, check out some great photos from yesterday’s Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic and learn whose team came out on top — Prince Harry‘s or Nacho Figueras … More »
TMZ has learned Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil was arrested for suspicion of DUI this morning in Las Vegas. He is currently in custody in Clark County Jail, where his bail has been set at $2,000 … Shortly before Neil was arrested, the rocker appeared at his Las Vegas restaurant — Vince Neil’s Tres Rios.
Gross. It seems like not a week goes by that we learn of another celeb getting busted for drunk driving. What’s even more gross is there are countless other arrests for drunk driving that occur every single day and we just don’t hear about them. In many cases, those arrests stem from accidents where people are injured or killed. Neil has a long record of arrest and has been jailed before (for various crimes including assault and Pink reader Pixie reminds me that Vince Neil previously killed a bandmate by drunk driving back in 1984) … so it remains to be seen if he will suffer any real consequences for this latest arrest should he be proved guilty of DUI. Neil only served 30 days in jail for his ’84 DUI conviction … 30 days for an incident that killed a man! Another day, another DUI arrest … just sad.
Our dear Jake Gyllenhall was spotted coming OUT of the gym here in SoCal yesterday afternoon and homie was wearing a Stand Up 2 Cancer hoodie to show his support for the organization:
Now, naturally, I’d prefer to see photos of Jakey poo wearing as little clothing as possible but I guess I don’t mind too much that Jake is reppin’ Stand Up 2 Cancer. Next time, tho, Jake … why don’t you wear a tight-fitting SU2C t-shirt instead ;)
Last night I met up with my friends Tam and Rob at their place to do a bit of hanging out before we met up with Eileen for dinner at The Desert Rose in Los Feliz, CA. Tam picked the restaurant and despite the crazy-cheesy atmosphere, the food was absolutely delicious! Eileen had just returned from a European vacation so we got to hear about her fun trip and just got to all catch up with one another. Because the Turtle Party kinda went on a bit of a hiatus, we’re trying to get it together again so we can all hang out again on a semi-regular basis this Summer. After dinner, we met up with Ollie and Caleb at The Vista to see Toy Story 3:
Tam, Rob and I had already seen TS3 and were anxious to see it again but Eileen, Ollie and Caleb had not seen the movie yet. Seeing Toy Story 3 at The Vista was really super fun. It really is one of the best movie theaters in LA and should be experienced at least once in your lifetime. Naturally, we all loved the movie immensely … a fun time was had by all.
After the movie, all of us except for Eileen reconvened at Tam and Rob’s place and we somehow decided to watch the movie Tremors becuase, well, why not. I have the most random fun with those kids, we had a blast.
Tonight, Adriana and I are going to see Dead Man’s Bones perform in Eagle Rock. I had mistakenly thought the DMB show was a couple of weeks ago but tonight is the actual night of the show. I can’t wait to see the band perform live again. They were so great last Halloween, I’m curious to see what a non-Halloween show will be like. Enjoy your Sundays, y’all … the weekend is nearly over .
It is time, once again, to say hello to the Hot Dude of the Week! Hurray!! This week we meet a nice lookin’ chap photographed by Ray John Pila in a very cool retroesque photo that hearkens back to those bygone days of of California Dreamin’. Say hello to Brad Greiner:
I’m totally digging the feel of this photo … it looks a bit like a post card, yeah? Brad looks quite at home in the pool, which is nice inspiration for all of us to haul our cookies to the nearest swimmin’ hole to enjoy the sights ;) Summer is in full swing and Brad here is a nice reminder to get out and enjoy the warm weather! See, Hot Dudes aren’t just hot … they also serve to remind us to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Enjoy!
Victoria Beckham stepped out today for the first time following rumours she and husband David were planning to split earlier this week. Wearing a summery yellow dress, Victoria looked happy and relaxed as she arrived in the south of France with her three sons for a holiday break in their chateau. The 36-year-old showed no sign of added stress following her publicist being forced to deny reports the couple were planning to announce the end of their marriage. As well as pair of sky-high nude heels and a snake-print handbag, Victoria also showed off her new longer hair as she arrived in Cannes. The new style, which appears to have been achieved through hair extensions, is the latest in a string of new ‘dos for the former Spice Girls star. As well as a peroxide blonde crop, Victoria has also experimented with blonde highlights and a pixie-style cut. She was accompanied by sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz as she made her way to the family chateau in Bargemon to wait for David, who is planning to fly to France following the World Cup in South Africa. The footballer is currently in Sun City in an advisory role to the England team. Earlier in the week, the couple’s publicists moved swiftly to deny Frank PR’s managing director Andrew Bloch’s claims that the pair were about to split. He had written on Twitter: ”I am hearing from a number of sources that Victoria and David Beckham are due to announce their separation in a few hours.’ He later updated his page, adding: ‘I have confirmation direct from Team Beckham that the separation rumour is “utter nonsense”. Very good news indeed.’ Bloch later told the Daily Mail: ‘I was just re-tweeting what everyone else had been saying, when all of a sudden I got a message from my friend Simon Oliviera saying it was rubbish. ‘I was more than pleased to put up a denial. I am so sorry for any problems that were caused.’
Yeah, about Becks‘s advisory role at the World Cup for Team England, yeah, that’s over. The English team fell to Germany by a score of 4-1 today, ending their 2010 World Cup run. Ah well, at least Becks as a still-committed wife (now with longer hair) to return home to. You know, I gotta say, even tho I hate the idea of hair extensions, I kinda love Vicki B. with longer hair. The look suits her better, I think. The shorter ‘do is stylish but very severe … I think the longer locks soften her up a bit. She now looks like a robot you could hug and might even hug you back. What do y’all think of VB‘s new look … do you like?
Look at all of that hair! Satyana looks exactly like her mommy … they are the cutest ever! It looks like Satyana ain’t quite at the toddler stage yet but she’s getting there … fast. I hear the Hannigan-Denisofs are planning to spend quite a bit of time at the beach this Summer … I hope we get to see more of this kind of cuteness in the moths ahead ;)
Britain’s Prince Harry has a pretty good arm. Harry threw the ceremonial first pitch with a bit of zip before the Mets played the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, the second day of his visit to New York. “He did well,” said Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey(notes), who tutored Harry for a few minutes before his pitch. Without much fanfare, Harry walked to the mound when the Mets ran onto the field before the first inning and received polite applause from the Citi Field crowd. He was wearing a blue Mets cap and a white T-shirt with “walking with the wounded” written on the front in red lettering. The Mets had made him a pinstriped jersey with “Wales” and the number 22 on the back … Standing on the pitching rubber, Harry sheepishly waved to the crowd before shaking his right arm several times and doing a full body jiggle to loosen up. He then made a hard, accurate throw that was a little high, forcing catcher Rod Barajas(notes) to stand from his crouch to make the catch of the pitch that crossed the plate. Dickey spent about five minutes with Harry before the game helping him with his mechanics. He said the prince was throwing with a more straight-armed cricket throw so he told him to bend his elbow. “We didn’t talk about Parliament or anything,” Dickey said. “We’re just two guys having a catch” … A lieutenant in the British Army, Harry spent several innings in a luxury suite with Mets owner Fred Wilpon, the founder of Welcome Back Veterans, a charity which provides support and treatment for soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder.
HMMMM … don’t you think that Prince Harry looks pretty good as a baseball player? It looks like he’s got his form down, I think the Mets should do everything they can to sign him up. But in all seriousness, yeah, Harry looks like he would make a right good baseball jock. The look suits him. After the jump, check out a few photos of Harry walking with the wounded in Central Park this morning as part of the Achilles Hope And Possibility Race … More »
Yesterday we learned that lovebirds Britney Spears and Jason Trawick packed up their shizz and left LA so that they could enjoy a romantic weekend getaway together down in Palm Springs, CA and I mentioned that Britwick made a few pit stops on their way out of town at a few of Britney‘s favorite places — namely Starbucks, Denny’s and the gas station. Today we get to see a few really cute photos of Britney getting a gas pumping lesson from her man at said gas station:
Okay, yeah, I know it’s weird to see a couple lookin’ all in lurve at the gas station but y’all know how much Britney loves her gas stations. And, to be honest, we don’t usually get to see the couple looking so normal and happy together. While it may sound weird for a couple to be affectionate at the gas pump, I’m certain that many of y’all have gotten all lovey-dovey in random places … it’s just sweet to see Britwick look so loving towards one another. This is a side of the couple (er, the affection not the gas pumping) that I would LOVE to see more of in the future.
Kylie Minogue joined her BFFs (and musical collaborators) the Scissor Sisters on stage yesterday on Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival taking place this weekend on Worthy Farm in Glastonbury, England. Sisters singer Ana Matronic explained to the crowd that a “lucky, lucky concert-goer” was chosen to join the band on stage to sing one song with them … it turns out that that “lucky concert-goer” was none other than Kylie Minogue herself who dueted with the band on their song Any Which Way:
Kylie Minogue beamed as she took to the stage tonight for her Glastonbury debut. The 42-year-old singer wore a sexy see-through leotard and thigh high boots with disco ball-type mirrored detailing as she performed during the Scissor Sisters set. She performed Any Which Way at Glastonbury with the Scissor Sisters’ frontman Jake Shears, who co-wrote her new album Aphrodite, from which her new single All The Lovers is taken. It was a Glastonbury first for Kylie, who pulled out of the festival in 2005 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. And the broad smile on her face throughout her performance showed she couldn’t have been happier to have finally made it to the world-famous music festival. Speaking before her performance, Kylie said she couldn’t wait to get back to performing live, explaining: ‘It’s how I connect with people, that’s what I really wanted to do, get back on stage.’ The Scissor Sisters set was watched by thousands of people, including celebrity fan Kate Hudson, who is at the festival to support new boyfriend Matt Bellamy when he headlines the second night with his band Muse.
Sidebar: I had no idea that Kate Hudson had hooked up with the Muse dude, wasn’t she just with Alex Rodriguez from the NY Yankees? I can’t even keep up with that girl and her many men … but I digress. I absolutely LOVE that Kylie joined the Scissor Sisters on stage for their Glastonbury performance yesterday … what a fun treat for the fans in the audience. Kylie shared on her official Twitter account that she was outfitted with a stage access pink wristband but I assumed she would just be hanging out with the band on stage … not actually performing. Ugh, her idea was much cooler than mine. After the jump, check out video of Kylie‘s surprise performance with the Scissor Sisters … More »
Last night David and I made our way to Dodger Stadium to cheer on the LA Dodgers vs. the NY Yankees in the first game of a 3 game series … here are a few photos from last night’s fun:
As usual, we had ourselves a great time at the ol’ ballpark. Despite the Dodger loss, we really had a blast. I managed to snag us some sweet seats at the last minute so last night was a total score. After we stuffed our faces with Dodger Dogs and beer sufficiently we were totally primed for the game. That was pretty much the highlight of our night … we decided to just chillax at home for the rest of the night.
Tonight, I’m meeting up with some Turtle Partiers for dinner and Toy Story 3. Should be fun!!
Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Ashton sends in an adorable photo of nephew Max who is described as “perfect in every way” (I concur!) — Adriana sends in a photo with BFF Alex from the 2010 Pride Run in NYC, NY earlier today — Maid of Honor Natalie sends in a fun photo from the bachelorette party she threw for bride-to-be BFF Emily (front and center) which was snapped by Emily‘s bridesman Jeff — Pam sends in a photo with True Blood hottie Ryan Kwanten who recently came into her friend’s restaurant The Egg House in Simi Valley, CA — CJ sends in a fantastic photo of the Powerpoint presentation he did for a basic computer concepts class which was focused on Pink is the new Blog! CJ reveals that he scored a 100 on the presentation!!
Much love and thanks to you all for continuing to send in your fun photos. And LOTS OF LURVE goes out to my boy CJ for choosing to do his presentation on Pink is the new Blog. I’m really touched that PITNB was the focus of your project and I’m so happy to hear that you earned a perfect score! Thank you all so much, really, I love all the photos that get sent in. Please keep ‘em coming! Woot!
While this first teaser doesn’t really show much it deffo enlightens as to what the tone of the film will be. To be honest, I’m not all that familiar with the infighting that went on in the creation of Facebook but from what I can hear in this clip, it is intriguing. I don’t know that this is a film that I need to rush out and see when it is released later this year but my interest has been piqued a bit. What do y’all think … does The Social Network sound like a film that you are anxious to see?
She favours a grungy look these days, but Mischa Barton scrubbed up rather nicely for a new fashion shoot. The actress was sleek and stylish as she posed alongside a zebra in a kooky photoshoot for designer Philipp Plein. But the star appeared to have every tiny imperfection glossed over by the ubiquitous Hollywood airbrush … Instead of acting Mischa, 24, has found work advertising and endorsing products. Her latest campaign was photographed at the James Goldstein Mansion, built by architect John Lautner in the 1960′s in the Hollywood Hills. ‘Being in the limelight for a young and beautiful girl, the looks of course always get a lot of attention, Mischa Barton got a lot and learned to live with her fame,’ said Plein. ‘For me it was the big challenge to again show her as a diva, a rock n roll Goddess.’ He said the plan was to present Mischa in the style of Brigitte Bardot ‘with big hair, strong black make-up on the eyes and nude on the face as a glamorous and sexy rock n roll diva.’ The campaign will be seen worldwide in the international issues of top fashion magazines.
Robert Pattinson might want to rethink his soccer talk after confessing he’s cheering on Team U.S.A. in the World Cup at the “Twilight” premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday night, June 24. The British actor was asked about the success of his national side England, who have joined the Americans in the last 16 of the tournament in South Africa and his answer will chill the hearts of fans back home. He said, “I’m kinda more fired up by the American team, to be honest. I shouldn’t say that. Jeez, that’s terrible.”
No, Roberto … that’s not terrible, it’s very sweet actually. I think R. Pattz is quickly becoming one of us … and I love it. While I sincerely doubt that Rob would go as far as to become a naturalized citizen of the US, I think the fact that he is throwing his soccer support behind Team USA is even a more devoted act towards America than going for citizenship is. Sorry Brits, I think he’s ours now.
Congratulations are in order for Sean Preston Spears-Federline today … because lil’ homie just graduated from preschool, y’all! I know it’s a very rare occurrence when a Federline graduates (tho, it has been known to happen) so this is BIG news for the Federline family. Mama Britney Spears reunited with papa Kevin Federline at Reseda High School this week so that the entire Spederline family could be together for Sean P‘s big day:
I really love the ensemble that K-Fed decided to wear to his son’s graduation … that’s class, y’all. But, to be honest, I think it’s really very cool that Britney and K-Fed could come together for their son … and it looks like both Brit and Kevin left their significant others at home. It’s not very often that we get to see the entire Spederline family together again so … ’twas a rare occasion, indeed.
After Sean P. was all graduated and stuff, Britney and her beau Jason Trawick decided to sneak off to Palm Springs, CA to spend a romantic weekend together. After the jump, check out where Britwick made a pit stop on their way out of town … More »
Britain’s Prince Harry says the bonds between British and American military veterans are strong but can be even stronger. Harry spoke Friday on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City during a reception for U.S. and British veterans and their families. The third in line to the British throne said his country can learn from American advances in veterans’ care and rehabilitation. Earlier, Harry joined cadets training at the U.S. Military Academy as he started a three-day visit to New York. On Saturday, he’ll throw out a first pitch at a Mets baseball game and on Sunday he plans to participate in a polo match on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor … The polo event will benefit American Friends of Sentebale, the U.S. arm of the global charity co-founded by Harry that supports impoverished children of Lesotho in southern Africa. He’s holding a reception for the event Saturday evening in Greenwich, Conn.
It was reported that Katherine would be bringing Michael‘s 3 children with her to Gary for this event but they didn’t appear to be at the ceremony … maybe she decided to let the kids stay in Hawaii so that they could enjoy themselves there instead. As for the rest of the Jackson clan, they remained here in SoCal so that they could visit MJ‘s grave at Forest Lawn Cemetery. After the jump, check out photos of Janet Jackson and her brothers making their appearance at MJ‘s final resting place earlier today … More »
We are just weeks away from the release of Kylie Minogue‘s 11th studio album Aphrodite but today we get to check out a batch of amazing NEW promo photos that have been shot to promote the album’s release … behold:
I’ve been very fortunate to be able to preview Kylie‘s album before it is released in stores and I gotta say, it kinda rulz! The whole album has a natural flow and it is full of amazing dance songs. I am really anxious for the album to be released so that all y’all can hear it for yourselves … it’s fantastic. As for these photos, well, yeah … Kylie is a hottie. I just love her, aren’t these photos the best?
Gucci will launch Guilty, their latest fragrance for women, in September. Guilty is for the ‘bold and daring glamgirl’ who ‘thinks only of pleasure’, and is fronted by actress/singer Evan Rachel Wood. Guilty is a floriental perfume; the notes feature mandarin, pink pepper, peach, lilac, geranium, amber and patchouli. Gucci Guilty will be available in 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Toilette.
Well, at least it’s not another celebrity fragrance. Gucci: Guilty was created by the fine perfumers who have worked on Gucci‘s other signature scents (which means it won’t be available for sale at your local drug store), ERW is just featured in the ad campaign. She looks good … I mean, as far as these ads tend to go. What do y’all think?
I understand the Material Girl ad campaign will unfold all summer long, teasing a “celebrity muse” who will be revealed at the launch of the brand in August. As for the line itself, well, here are a few facts about what we can expect from the Material Girl line of clothing:
“Material Girl” is a newly created fast-fashion junior’s collection that will launch exclusively in 200 Macy’s stores and online at www.macys.com on August 3, 2010 for the back-to-school season.
“Material Girl” will be sold exclusively at Macy’s.
The “Material Girl” collection was inspired and designed in collaboration with Madonna and her daughter Lola, along with Iconix Brand Group’s in-house fashion department.
The “Material Girl” collection consists of the following categories: apparel, footwear, handbags and jewelry.
The collection will retail from $12.00 to $40.00.
The “Material Girl” is a spontaneous and fearless individual who invents her own fashion trends and is never afraid to make a bold, creative statement. She is influenced by her eclectic taste in music, dance and Hollywood.
This season, Fall 2010, the “Material Girl” is all about prints and embellishments in the newest silhouettes. She mixes hard and soft elements, like a tutu dress and studded combat boots, or an oversized boyfriend sweatshirt with a floral print mini skirt. It’s all about self-expression and playing with layering.
“Material Girl” this fall is never about just one piece but how you wear it all together to make a unique outfit. Piling on the layers allows you to create to a look that is different from what anyone else would wear.
Now, earlier today we got our first look at Britney Spears‘s new clothing line Britney for Candie’s: The Limited Edition Collection so it looks like she and Madonna‘s Material Girl line will be going head to head in the battle for YOUR money this Fall (and, interestingly enough, Iconix Brand is working to manufacture both lines). We’ll have to wait and see what the Material Girl clothes will look like but I’m certain Maddy is gonna bring it like she always does. Any early guesses which fashion line will come out on top?
Yesterday afternoon, David and I make the 40 minute trek down to Anaheim, CA to spend the evening/night at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure so that we could finally see the new nighttime attraction World of Color which opened to the public last week. David and I, both proud annual pass cardholders, do our best to get down to Disney as much as possible and we were so due for a trip:
We spent the first part of our evening at Disneyland (because it closed earlier than California Adventure did last night) and we had a blast. I donned my 55th Anniversary Limited Edition Mickey Mouse Ears and we ran amok thruout the park, hitting up our fave rides. Then we made our way to California Adventure for the World of Color show. After the jump, check out some of the amazing photos I snapped of the show last night … More »
Monica Siegel and her two friends dropped a total of $2,500 and flew hundreds of miles to camp out for four days on a patch of sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles with the hope that they might see one of the heartthrob stars of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” Their gamble paid off — and then some. Siegel, 22, of Fennville, Mich., was giddy with excitement after she not only nabbed a prime spot near the red carpet to swoon over the movie’s stars, but also was one of just a few dozen selected to take in the film inside with the stars of the blockbuster vampire series. “It’s completely worth every bit of it,” Siegel said after learning she had scored the premiere seats. “I’m freaking out!” Siegel said the entire experience was great but the best part was seeing the movie with the people who made it. “Kristen (Stewart) was amazing. She actually talked with us and paid attention to what we were saying instead of rushing by. The whole night is one big, happy memory,” Siegel said. Siegel, 21-year-old Amanda Willis of Dallas, and 25-year-old Melissa Moorhead of Seattle were among thousands of so-called “Twi-hards” who had flocked to the Nokia Theatre at the L.A. Live entertainment complex since early this week, camping out in a specially designated tent city for a fleeting glimpse of stars such as Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Up to 9,000 people were issued wristbands for a chance to see the film. At least 550 early birds, like Siegel, were ensured a spot along the red carpet, which was black for the occasion. Celebrities working their way down the carpet before the premiere were swarmed with screaming, frantic fans. Stewart, who plays Bella, took the fandemonium in stride. “It’s really only seemingly crazy when the movies come out, and you want that. I usually live a normal life,” Stewart said. Lautner, who plays werewolf Jacob, was asked if he ever wished he was less popular. “I don’t think I’m popular. I think it’s the character,” Lautner said. “I’m grateful to be here, and I’m grateful for the fans.” Pattinson, who plays vampire Edward, said of the frenzy: “I tune it all out ’til later. You get used to it, but it’s still a struggle.” Dakota Fanning, who plays the vampire Jane, said she was amazed by the fan presence — even in comparison with what she has seen in her own childhood acting career. “It’s really exciting. I don’t think I’ll ever be part of something like this for the rest of my life,” she said. “It’s really kind of surreal.” AEG, which owns L.A. Live and distributed the premiere wristbands with Summit Entertainment, screened “New Moon” for fans Tuesday night. On Wednesday, the film’s actors, Peter Facinelli, Billy Burke, Julia James and Jackson Rathbone, distributed hamburgers, CDs and makeup in the tent city. “It’s not very often in this business that you get to come out here and do something like this,” Burke said. “The fans of these movies are so gracious and lovely. It’s great to do anything we can.” Stephanie Tregea, 19, drove 500 miles from Upper Lake, in Northern California, to attend the premiere. She wore a black T-shirt that said “Team Carlisle,” and held a sign that read: “My cat died while I’ve been in line. (Peter, comfort me during this sadness).” It got her an extended embrace from Facinelli, who plays Cullen patriarch Carlisle. Tregea said she is concerned about a Twilight jinx, because her dog died as she waited in line for the “New Moon” premiere last year. She debated not seeing the next installment. “It’s been hectic and stressful because there’s a lot of people,” said Tregea, who alternated camping out with sleeping in a hotel room shared with two friends. Amanda Belcher, 27, a mom from Scranton, Pa., who took a week off work at a public affairs agency to camp out for the premiere, said the experience was worth it. “It’s a great way to bring people together,” Belcher said. “It’s like intense friendship building.”
Dang, that’s devotion. I only camped out over night once (in an alley in downtown Detroit for tix to a tiny Tori Amos club show at my fave Detroit venue St. Andrew’s Hall back in 1998) but I think I can appreciate the devotion felt by these fans. Thousands of people waited countless hours in line yesterday just to buy an iPhone 4 … fans are fans, and we are all fans of something. I’m just glad to hear that these kids (and moms) who camped out for so long managed to be successful in their endeavor to get up close to their fave Twilight stars. And speaking of … check out some photos of some of the celebs who walked the red carpet last night, after the jump … More »
Lindsay Lohan stepped out for a night on the town last night hittin’ up the new Hollywood hot spot Voyeur in West Hollywood, CA. As she exited the club, she was snapped suckin’ on a lollipop like it was nobody’s business:
Have you ever seen someone suck on a lollipop with such controlled seriousness before? I mean … geeze. While L. Lo was happy to show off her sucking skills, she was feeling a bit shy in the court-ordered SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet department so she tried to keep her accessory under wraps. Just a regular Thursday night for our dear Lindsay.
As the highly-anticipated Twilight Saga: Eclipse prepares to descend on theaters June 30, stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner get together in L.A. for a frank discussion about the roles they play within the Twilight universe — both on screen and off. They also open up about their Oprah appearance, staying fit, and what it took to film a climactic scene in Eclipse, in which the three characters are forced to wait out a blizzard in incredibly close proximity.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: One scene fans have been dying to see takes place in the tent during the snowstorm. Jacob warms up Bella with his body because Edward is cold-blooded and can’t do it himself. LAUTNER: The tent scene is probably my favorite, because it’s the first time Edward and Jacob are actually able to connect and understand each other.
EW: How many takes did you go through to get that scene? LAUTNER: Two days originally to film it, and then a full day of reshoots.
EW: Why? PATTINSON: [The director] wanted it to be more erotic. Seriously. STEWART: It’s true. In the book there’s a serious sexual tension. As I’m sleeping, Jacob is staring over my vulnerable body, and he’s naked in this fucking sleeping bag because you heat up faster that way, and Jacob and Edward are leveling with each other.
EW: Taylor, you and Rob have some pretty serious confrontations in this movie. LAUTNER: Some of those scenes were pretty hard for me. I think we ruined a couple of takes in front of the house and in the tent. It’s just, I don’t know, I have a hard time looking at him… STEWART: Ha! “I have such a hard time looking at him”! LAUTNER: [Laughs] I wasn’t finished. He and I were this close to each other — we are literally, like, an inch away — and we’re screaming at each other. STEWART: And about to kiss… LAUTNER: A couple of moments it felt like that. PATTINSON: Every single time we had to do a threatening thing to each other — for one thing, you always have your shirt off, and so in the tent scene I literally grabbed your breast. And it’s very difficult to remain in the moment. Also, in that tent scene, I can’t really get over the fact that the word thought sounds like fart. STEWART: The word thought does not sound like fart. PATTINSON: It does. STEWART: Maybe because you are an English person. PATTINSON: The opening line of that scene is “Can you at least keep your farts to yourself?” I couldn’t quite get over that.
The full EW interview can be read in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly which is on newsstands NOW! After the jump, check out a photo of the big 3 that is featured inside the mag … More »
Prince, who is known for being a bit unconventional when it comes to releasing his music, has decided that his next offering (the title of which is still unknown … tho it’s possible it may be titled 20TEN) will be released in the August issue of German Rolling Stone magazine. As you may recall, a couple of years ago Prince gave away free copies of his album Planet Earth with the Daily Mail newspaper in the UK (the album was later offered for sale here in the US). It seems like Prince is ready to give away another album, this time in German Rolling Stone mag. Here is a full page ad in the July issue of German RS that promotes an upcoming concert performance in Berlin along with a rough translation of the text that hints at the release of his next album:
Purple Weeks After 8 years without a show in Germany Prince is finally doing the honors on July 5 at the Waldbuehne Berlin – presented by ROLLING STONE which is hitting the newsstands with the most exclusive Prince bonus there is in the August issue. Nothing more may be revealed…
Despite the fact that it will be very difficult to get a copy of German Rolling Stone WITH this Prince album included here in the US, I am very much looking forward to its release. As much as many folks did not like the album LOTUSFLOW3R which was released last year, I dug it very much and am excited at the prospect of new music to come. My guess is that this new album will be made available in the rest of the world as well … we just may have to wait a bit longer. Any Prince fans excited out there?
Designed by Britney for you! International icon, Britney Spears has designed an exclusive, limited edition collection of apparel and accessories for Candie’s. The limited edition collection, “Britney for Candie’s” will be available only at Kohl’s Department Stores and Kohls.com beginning this July, while product lasts. This is Britney Spears’ first foray into fashion designing and the limited edition collection is a reflection of Britney’s personal style.
I mean … I love Britney but I have a real hard time believing she actually designed these clothes. My guess it was more a matter that she was shown some sketches and then picked her faves for production … but, who knows. After the jump, check out some of the offerings that will be made available from Britney for Candie’s: The Limited Edition Collection … More »
As the world around them honors Friday’s first anniversary of their father’s sudden death, Michael’s Jackson’s three grieving children escaped to the islands of Hawaii, where they were treated to a day of fun in the sun by their grandmother, Katherine. The kids – Prince, 13; Paris, 12; and Blanket, 8 – were spotted this week on their quick family getaway in Maui with Katherine, a security team and friends. Paris, who has had the most trouble privately coping with the loss of their famous father, was photographed swimming at the hotel pool with a solemn expression on her face. Says a source close to the Jackson family: “Early on, Paris didn’t think she could live without her father … she just didn’t know how she was going to function. But [Katherine] has been so supportive of her that Paris is much better. Her brothers, meanwhile, appeared more carefree on the trip, often smiling and playing in the waves with other children on the beach. “You have to remember that everybody in that family was suffering from grief, so Michael’s kids never felt alone in it,” the source continues. “That helped them to become stronger.” Clearly, the children have come a long way in the past year. Says the source, “They are much more open, and playful. They have matured.” On Friday’s actual anniversary of Jackson’s death, the family is scheduled to head to their late father’s hometown in Gary, Indiana, where Katherine is expected to reveal a large monument of the pop icon outside of the home where the Jacksons grew up nearly 50 years ago. A memorial and candlelight vigil is due to follow, concluding with Jackson’s hit “We Are The World.”
It’s so nice to see MJ‘s kids enjoying life like normal kids … unmasked and unabashedly basking in the sun and surf on holiday. It really does sound like they have adjusted well to the loss of their father and are doing well. If these reports of a trip to Gary, IN are true then Katherine and the kids should be winging their way to the Midwest right about now in order to make it in time for the anniversary celebration that will take place there later today. To be honest, I think it would’ve been much more appropriate for the kids to just be left alone in Hawaii to play as they will. But, apparently, Katherine wants them to bear witness to at least one special remembrance ceremony for their late father. My thoughts are with the kids today … while the world is still dealing with the loss of the King of Pop, we have to remember that these kids are still dealing with the loss of their beloved daddy.
One year ago today the world was stunned by the shocking news that Michael Jackson, the self-proclaimed King of Pop, had suddenly and very surprisingly passed away at the age of 50. In the year since MJ‘s death, the world has shown an outpouring of love and devotion for the late pop star and we all got to see a behind the scenes look at what MJ had planned for his ill-fated This Is It Tour scheduled to take place in London, England last Summer. Today, on the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson‘s death, the world remembers what it lost on June 25, 2009:
Michael Jackson fans around the world lit candles on Friday to mark the death one year ago of the controversial pop star whose posthumous popularity has returned him to a pedestal and made him a billion dollar man. Fans in Hanoi, Vietnam, held a night of performances of Jackson’s songs while 50 Japanese admirers — one for each year of his life — were picked from 10,000 people to spend a night at Tokyo Tower among the singer’s possessions in the Neverland Collection, the only official Michael Jackson exhibition. “The idea may sound a bit odd to Western cultures, but in Japan the tradition of being with the remains and possessions of passed loved ones on the anniversary of their passing is an important ritual,” said Hiroyuki Takamura of the Tokyo Tower. Jackson’s sudden death at age 50 on June 25 last year in Los Angeles sparked an outpouring of grief internationally for the former child star, who was rehearsing for a series of concerts aimed at reviving a career shattered by bizarre events as an adult and acquittal on charges of molesting a 13-year-old boy. One year on, Jackson is again idolized and his debts a burden of the past. Hollywood trade paper Billboard estimated Jackson’s earnings in the past year have hit $1 billion, including album sales generating about $383 million and revenue from the film “This Is It” hitting nearly $400 million. The Official Charts Company, which compiles record sales in Britain, said Jackson sold more records than any other artist in the last 12 months. His sales of 2.77 million albums outstripped Michael Buble’s 2.0 million. Including singles, Jackson’s sales in Britain reached 4.31 million for the year since his death. “Man in the Mirror” topped singles sales, followed by “Billie Jean” … There are no major tributes planned on Friday by the official Michael Jackson estate, which now controls rights to the “Beat it” singer’s music, likeness and other memorabilia. But in the family hometown of Gary, Indiana, matriarch Katherine Jackson will unveil a monument outside the humble house where the legendary Jackson 5 began their singing career half a century ago. A memorial and candlelight vigil will follow, ending with the song “We are the World.” Jackson’s children — Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket — are expected to mark the anniversary privately in Gary. The cemetery where Jackson is buried near Los Angeles will open its gates to all fans on Friday but they will not be allowed into the vast mausoleum containing his body. The singer’s estranged father Joe has helped organize a “Forever Michael” tribute at a Beverly Hills hotel on June 26 and Katherine Jackson, 80, has given the fund-raising dinner her blessing with her self-published book of personal family photographs — “Never Can Say Good-bye” — to be sold there.
Fans started showing up at MJ‘s grave site at Forest Lawn Cemetery early yesterday afternoon to begin their vigil to mark the anniversary of his death today:
And in fine Joseph Jackson style, papa Joe is using today for his own attention-grabbing ends by officially filing a wrongful death suit against Dr. Conrad Murray — MJ‘s personal physician in charge of his well-being at the time of this death last year and has since been criminally charged with involuntary manslaughter — to ensure that he is being talked about today:
TMZ has obtained Joe Jackson’s wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray that Joe’s lawyer, Brian Oxman, will file today — Joe asks for unspecified damages in connection with the death of Michael Jackson. And, the lawsuit lists Katherine Jackson and Michael’s three kids as “nominal” plaintiffs. The lawsuit does not name AEG, though Oxman has alleged the company that produced “This Is It” was at least partly responsible for Jackson’s death. Oxman does not explain what he means when he lists Katherine and MJs kids as “nominal” plaintiffs. He clearly does not have authority to sue on behalf of the children. According to the suit, “Mr. Jackson believes there are other parties responsible for Michael Jackson’s death but has not yet gathered sufficient information regarding their potential liability or responsibility.” The suit says the complaint will be amended when sufficient info is gathered. TMZ obtained a copy of the complaint, which will be filed in federal court this morning. In the complaint, Joe alleges Dr. Murray withheld vital information from the doctors and EMTs who were trying to save Jackson’s life — information that he had administered Propofol. The complaint — much like the intent to sue document TMZ first broke — states that Murray tried to “clean-up the scene” before EMTs arrived. Something new … Murray told cops he was monitoring Michael when he gave him Propofol with a pulse oximeter, which measures the level of oxygen in a patient’s blood. But according to the suit, when police searched the scene, they found the oximeter “in the closet in the next room.” The complaint alleges Dr. Murray felt he could change his story — from Jackson had no drug problem, to Jackson was addicted to Propofol — because he kept no medical records, as required by California law. The complaint alleges Joe Jackson has suffered more than $75,000 in damages, the minimum amount required to get jurisdiction in federal court. The case was filed in federal — not California court — because Dr. Murray’s residence is outside the state. The suit claims Dr. Murray administered a “polypharmacy” of drugs to Jackson for months before his death.
Yes, folks, there are many ways that people are marking the anniversary of MJ‘s death … these are just a few examples. Despite the fact that I am not a huge MJ fan, I plan to play some of my fave Michael Jackson tunes at some point today in honor of his memory. I just cannot believe it’s been a year already.
We learned yesterday that all nine Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museums around the world will pay tribute to MJ so if there is a museum near you, you can make your way there tomorrow to pay your respects. Additionally, a new line of Michael Jackson candles have become available so that you can remember MJ and then burn his head in the privacy of your own home:
Madonna got herself all dolled up in a slick suit for the Diane von Furstenberg & Claridge’s launch party at Claridge’s Hotel in London, England last night and, if I do say so myself, she looked pretty swanky in her stylish outfit:
I believe this is the first good look that we’ve gotten of little Knight since he was born last year. He is a cutie! Earlier today we saw adorable photos of SMG out with her daughter Charlotte Grace … who is about the same age as lil’ Knight here. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if they ended up together somewhere down the line? Considering how cute they each are now, they might make a great couple in the future ;)
M.I.A. who has recently appeared on the covers of NME, Complex and Nylon magazines is now featured in the pages of the new issue of GQ magazine. As you might expect, M.I.A. discusses all the same sorts of things she’s been discussing in the other mags and features in yet another beautiful photospread. Here are a few photos and some excerpts from her chat with GQ:
M.I.A. is perhaps the preeminent global musical artist of the 2000s, a truly kick-ass singer and New York-Londony fashion icon, not to mention a vocal supporter of Sri Lanka’s embattled Tamil minority, of which she’s a member. Her father was a key player in the Tamil separatist movement, and his links to the Tamil Tigers would later contribute to Maya’s rep as a terrorist sympathizer. She also has a 1-year-old son and a third album on the way. When asked about the new record, Cassette Playa (real name: Carri Munden) says simply, “It’s sick.” Shopping with Maya is fun. “I like this Sade hat … That doesn’t suit me … My head’s too small.” She’s wearing a vintage Louis Vuitton sweatshirt, black tights, and ankle boots, looking disarmingly hipster-suburban. Her moods vary from slightly pissed off to go-fuck-yourself-already, but today she’s bubbly and engaged, doing a sexy-tired southern-ingénue walk. From her song “Hombre”: My hips do the flicks as I walk, yeah. We work our way through reams of ’70s and ’80s shit that reminds me of my own immigrant past. (My parents and I emigrated from the former Soviet Union in 1979.) Taupe-colored “refugee coats.” EZ Spirit. Focus 2000. A Gitano denim coat. We get on the trendy subject of avoiding meat, and Maya says, “What are you gonna do, you know? We don’t have the luxury to even think about being vegetarians or meat eaters. We’re refugees. We’ve been dealing with normal shit, like how to stay alive.” I think to myself, The refugee is strong in this one. She buys a king’s ransom of thrift for $178.72 but still hasn’t found her perfect wedding dress. “I’ve always wanted to get married in a white suit,” she says. “I used to work at a Kodak lab in England, cutting photos after they’d come out of the wash, and in one I saw this couple getting married on a beach in white suits, and their kid was there.”
This GQ mag interview goes on for 6 pages HERE. Yeah, I’m kinda over all the interviews at this point … we never get anything new, which is fine but I just don’t need to read the same stuff over and over. I do love the photos tho. She looks fantastic … as always. I don’t mind more photos, just less of the same kind of interview.
Lindsay Lohan, who hasn’t spent a quiet night in since she was fitted with her court-ordered SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet a few weeks ago, was out and about on the town here in SoCal yesterday lookin’ like a girl on a mission. First she was spotted with her younger sister Aliana Ali Lohan at Shamrock Tattoo on Sunset Blvd. in LA yesterday reportedly in the market for a new tattoo:
I understand Lindsay was taken back into a private room so it’s not totally clear if she actually got any tattoo work done nor do we know where on her body she might’ve gotten inked. I suppose we’ll have to watch her official Twitter account for any official confirmations should she deign to share with all of us.
Later on in the day/night, Linds got all dolled up in the official Pink is the new Blog colors and hit the town in vivid hypercolor:
I don’t know about you but I think this hot pink Chanel purse looks effing FAB with L. Lo‘s SCRAM bracelet. See folks, it’s always all about the accessories. Lindsay sure looks like she ain’t interested in slowing down one bit … SCRAM or no SCRAM.
It was so fun getting to see Sarah and Mark as we chatted (despite how unhappy I look in the screenshot above ;). Because Mark has yet to visit David me and me in LA, I was able to give him a short tour of our home using the FaceTime function. It worked seamlessly and flawlessly. I still want to use the phone for a few days before I write up my review but, thus far, I love the hell out of this phone.
After we all got to chat, David and I made the trek to Pasadena to see one of my fave movies ever on the big screen … for the first time since it originally showed in theaters back in 1995. I can’t even tell you how much I love Clueless:
I did my best to not recite the lines with the movie but … well, I kinda had to say my fave lines. I SO love how Clueless (and other movies from ’95) stand as such awesome time capsules from the mid-90′s. The clothes, the slang, the references … it’s just a great movie. David got a kick out of the shout out to Nine Inch Nails, I just loved seeing my fave film on the big screen again after so many years. I was so happy that they showed the actual film and not just a DVD (as some theaters do when they screen older movies). We had a blast.
Today … we are going to Disneyland! David and I have been talking about going back to Disney and we decided today would be the day. Not sure when we’re gettin’ down there but we are anxious to see the new World of Color show they got going on at California Adventure. Should be fun … wee!
Click HERE to see more photos from Gisele Bündchen‘s new Calzedonia swimsuit ad campaign.
Solange Knowles is 24, Curt Smith of Tears for Fears is 49, Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is 63 and Al Molinaro (Happy Days) is 91 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
The WWII nurse featured in THIS iconic photo has passed away :(
John Isner of the United States and Nicolas Mahut of France played the longest tennis match in history in the first round of competition at Wimbledon this year. HERE are some Things You Could Have Done While Waiting For The Longest Tennis Match Ever to End.
Last month we got to check out the preview trailer for the upcoming second season of the HBO series Hung and last night, at the Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot, stars of the show convened to officially premiere the second season. Here are a few photos from the red carpet arrivals of the Hung season 2 premiere last night:
As I’ve mentioned before, I am a HUGE fan of Hung and I am really looking forward to a second season of the show. To be honest, I think my fave thing about the show is that it is set and FILMED in my beloved Detroit metropolitan area. To see parts of the city that I love so much featured on a fantastic show week after week is such a treat for me. But, that is not to take away from the show itself … the writing is fantastic and the characters are just amazing. I’ve never been a big Thomas Jane fan but he has won me over entirely with Hung. New eps of the series premiere this Sunday night. I cannot wait!!
Early December 2010, Pierre Bergé & Associés will organize an exceptional auction of Michael Jackson’s unpublished portraits. These photographs of the pop king are the result of an extraordinary adventure lived by a young French photographer, Arno Bani, to whom the star exceptionally entrusted his image. Arno Bani, entirely free in the production of this session, created 4 different artistic scénarii and chose the greatest fashion professionals to work with him: Yves Saint Laurent, François Lesage, Topolino, Seb Bascle, Frédérique Lorca and Maïda, etc. During this sale, 12 unique and never disclosed portraits, numbered 1 of 1, as well as the contact boards of this photography session, among which those selected by Michael Jackson himself, will be presented for auction. This auction, organized by Pierre Bergé & Associés, will undoubtedly give rise to considerable interest among the collectors but also the fans of the pop star. The catalog of this sale will be available from October in co-edition with Editions du Chêne – Hachette Group, and distributed internationally. Furthermore, a luxury box including a photograph from this session will be proposed in limited edition.
I mean … this photo, which is among the photos up for sale, is kinda cool but not really all that inventive. It is kinda neat to see MJ in a bit of a different light but I can’t say that I see the appeal of spending gads of money to own these original photographs. That being said, I’ve been known to spend far too much money on collectibles that I adore and others might have no interest in … so far be it for me to besmirch someone else’s desire to own exclusive one-of-a-kind collectibles. I doubt any of y’all will be participating in the auction to own these photos but what is your opinion of this photo over all?
Sarah Michelle Gellar took her beautiful baby, Charlotte Prinze, out for lunch in Los Angeles yesterday. The Buffy star, who was dressed casually in black leggings, a cardigan and sneakers was joined by her mother. Looking slim and fit it’s hard to believe Gellar gave birth just nine months ago. Charlotte is the first child for the 33-year-old actress and her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. Earlier this year Prinze told U.S. talk show host George Lopez that the couple are still adjusting to parenthood. ‘I just tried to work the car seat,’ he said. ‘You gotta, like, adjust the seatbelts. Adjusting the seatbelt is so much more complicated than my brain can handle.’ Prinze and Gellar met during the filming of the 1997 teen horror film, I Know What You Did Last Summer, but did not actually begin dating until 2000.
Wow … has it been 9 months already since Charlotte Grace was born? WTF?! It’s just … insane. But OY! has she grown into such a cute little girl. She looks so precious … I absolutely love that BuffySMG is a mom. These pics are to die … LOVE them.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen photos of actor Robert Pattinson filming scenes for his new movie with pretty big Academy Award-winning co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz but today we get to see him filming scenes with literally his biggest co-star yet. Here are photos of R. Pattz on the SoCal set of his film Water for Elephants with his elephant co-star:
But, we already know that R. Pattz isn’t the first Elephants actor to work with animals on set … earlier this week we saw photos of Reese Witherspoon riding around on horseback on set. Admittedly, I am not familiar with the novel on which this film is based but I’m kinda intrigued by all of these animals on set … which they BETTER be taking very good care of. I’m not a big fan of period pieces but … I dunno. I’ve heard mixed things from Pink readers about whether they think the movie based on the book will turn out well. I’m still on the fence … but these photos have piqued my interest — how about you?
The Jersey Shore boys love all their fans—including the gay ones. So it was a little surprising to read this morning that our pals Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Vinny Guadagino were upset to find shirtless photos of themselves on the cover of the “Queer Issue” of New York City alternative newspaper the Village Voice. But just like Kathy Griffin, our favorite self-described “guidos” love their gays. “I don’t give a s–t, man,” Vinny just told me about being on the newspaper’s annual gay-themed issue. “I’ve done so many photoshoots and they’re pretty much all the same. “I go in there, do my thing, take my shirt off, get my hair and my make-up done and they dress me,” he continued. “I take the pictures and wherever they end up, they end up.” A report in today’s New York Post claims that the Village Voice tricked the trio into doing the photo shoot by not telling them when the pics would actually run. “I know MTV and it’s in their judgment to make sure they don’t end up anywhere too crazy, but the Village Voice?” Vinny said. “That’s awesome.” The accompanying Voice story, headlined “The Guido Ideal,” examines gay life on the Shore. “As long as I look good,” Vinny said, “that’s all I care about.” Way back in December, The Situation told me that he doesn’t mind his same-sex loving fans. “I’ll be honest, I like the attention,” he said, “I’m flattered if there are guys with different preferences that have crushes on me.” Besides, being a “Queer” coverboy does have its perks. Vinny bragged, “I got a free pink hoodie out of it!”
You know, these guys may be attention whores but at least they are equal opportunity attention whores. I don’t know any gays who are particularly fond of the “guido” look that these yo-yos like to promote but, hey, different strokes for different folks. I gotta say, much about what these guys (and the entire Jersey Shore phenomenon over all) do kinda bugs the crap out of me but if they can be “totally down” with the gays then I guess I can be down with them … to a point.
Lauren LC Conrad, former star of MTV‘s The Hills and current author and fashion designer, is featured in the latest Got Milk? ad for the now pop culturally relevant promo campaign that promotes milk drinking. I believe that LC previously featured in a Got Milk? ad before but her ability to inspire folks to drink cow juice is so great, they decided to bring her back for another go ’round:
Meh. To be honest, this photo is kinda … meh. It’s cute and all and LC looks like, well, LC but … there’s nothing very interesting or novel about this particular photo. The most exciting thing is the flowery glass she is holding. I mean, I can only speak for myself but this photo does not make me want to drink milk. Does it work for you?
Today Macy’s released three sketches from Madonna’s Material Girl clothing line which will hit store shelves and Macys.com on Tuesday 03 August. The collection will retail from $12 to $40 and an advertising campaign will launch on Tuesday 29 June. A Macys.com/materialgirl website will be launched as well as Material Girl Facebook and Twitter pages with behind-the-scenes goodies and pictures from the collection and campaign. And last but not least there will be a competition run by Macy’s for one fan and three friends to meet Madonna in New York City!
I understand the huge promo push for the Material Girl clothing line will launch on July 29 (ahead of the August 3 release date) and Macy’s will be offering a chance to meet her Madgesty herself for a few lucky winners. The line, which will apparently feature handbags as well, will showcase names for the accessories based on classic Madonna song titles (Angel, Lucky Star, etc.). I have to say … Maddy is a genius for focusing on a juniors clothing line when other celebs go for the adult market. A juniors line can be more fun and could be a huge hit … tho, I don’t know that that many young girls are very big Madonna fans. I guess we’ll see if this new line takes off … my money is on Madonna being successful … she usually get things like this very right.
In preparation for a spectacular worldwide tribute at each of its sibling attractions, just two days before the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s tragic death, Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. studio artists will position Jackson’s wax figure in the attraction’s lobby, touch up the figure’s make-up, style its hair and prepare its outfit, for a special Michael Jackson Tribute Exhibit on Wednesday, June 23 from 11 a.m. – Noon at 1001 F Street, NW (10th & F Streets NW), Washington D.C. Madame Tussauds D.C. joins all nine Madame Tussauds attractions worldwide – from Shanghai to New York – in paying tribute to Jackson, whose untimely passing June 25 of last year shocked the world. Each attraction will create its own tribute exhibit. Madame Tussauds D.C.’s exhibit will be free to the public, so that Washingtonians and visiting passersby alike will have a chance to be close to the “King of Pop” once again. During the tribute fans will be able to pay their respects, take photos with his wax likeness and lay flowers at his feet. Jackson was an active and enthusiastic participant in the creation of his wax figure, which features the “King of Pop” singing with microphone in-hand, wearing an all-black outfit reminiscent of the one he is seen wearing on his Bad album cover. The tribute exhibit will be on display until July 23. With more than 750 million album sales, Jackson is one of the most revered artists in the world. His iconic music inspired millions of people and multiple generations of artists and performers.
The tributes to MJ‘s memory will run the gamut from the classy to the tacky, from the very public to the very private. It’s kinda crazy to think that a year has passed already since Michael suddenly and sadly passed away. Even tho I’m not the biggest MJ fan, I can still appreciate his impact on the world of pop culture. He is still missed … and I hope that people will remember to be as respectful as possible of his memory as we all mourn, once again, the loss of a legend.
It was a little more than a week ago that Gisele Bündchen took to the runway for the first time since giving birth in December, flaunting her flawless post-baby figure during Sao Paolo Fashion Week. But it turns out that the new mother had gotten her famously flawless figure back long before then: Just-released images from Calzedonia’s Spring/Summer 2011 swimwear campaign–which was shot in February, according to InStyle.com–feature the 29-year-old supermodel showing off her picture-perfect physique in a tiny string bikini–a mere two months after giving birth to baby Benjamin! Donning a jewel-encrusted swimsuit from the Italian beachwear label, the Brazilian beauty was back in tip-top form posing for the camera on a tropical beach. With her new family in order, it seems as if the supermodel’s career is still on fire.
Nearing the anniversary of her brother’s death on Friday, LaToya Jackson had an emotional reunion with Michael’s former pet Bubbles the chimpanzee. As part of an Animal Planet documentary, she visited the ape at his Florida sanctuary. On her way there, LaToya confessed that she was ‘really looking forward to seeing Bubbles, more than anything else’. Michael’s big sister claimed that she hadn’t seen Bubbles for ’20 something years’ and her excitement was palpable. Unfortunately, Bubbles’ enthusiasm at the long-awaited reunion didn’t match LaToya’s and he remained pretty stoic as he gazed sadly from behind bars. LaToya, 54, said the chimp used to ‘eat at the table with us’ and told how he used to walk to the fridge and help himself to his favourite treat – Haagen-Dazs ice cream. As she hosed him down with water, the singer reminisced that it was just like old days, when Bubbles used to have his own bathroom and regularly take showers. Things turned emotional for LaToya though as she shared a little one on one time with the chimp. A teary Jackson told Bubbles: ‘I miss you – I haven’t seen you in ages.’ Michael Jackson adopted the ape from a Texas research facility in the early eighties. Bubbles slept in a crib in Jackson’s bedroom, shared the singer’s toilet and ate sweets in the Neverland movie theatre. For a time, Jackson took the chimp everywhere with him, even travelling to Japan with him and taking him along to afternoon tea with a Japanese mayor. Unfortunately for Bubbles though his lavish lifestyle was brought to a grinding halt when he grew too large, and aggressive, for Jackson to handle. In 2003, his pet was carted off to a California animal sanctuary where he became so depressed he reportedly attempted suicide. When the sanctuary closed in 2004, Bubbles was taken to his current home, the Center for Great Apes, in Wauchula, Florida.
Now … I’m sorry … but … I do not believe for one second that La Toya would truly recognize Bubbles from any other chimp in that sanctuary. I know it makes for good TV to have a tearful reunion (especially for Animal Planet who could use the ratings) but seems to me like nothing but a reason for publicity on La Toya‘s part. I love the woman but … no. After the jump, check out video from La Toya‘s visit with Bubbles and see for yourselves … More »
Wee!! At last, my shiny beautiful new iPhone 4 arrived! I’ve been so preoccupied with my new toy that I’ve had a hard time focusing on anything else. But at last … the FedEx Santa Claus knocked on my door and delivered my new baby:
I’ve been spending way too much time playing with, setting up and outright marveling at this glorious piece of technological beauty. I’ll need to play with it and use it for a few days before I can write up a full review but my right-out-of-the-box first impression is — WOW! The screen, wait ’til you see the screen resolution … it will blow you away. I’m curious about the battery life so … stay tuned for my full remarks on the new iPhone 4.
Tonight, David and I will be trekking to the ArcLight Theater in Pasadena, CA to see a screening of the amazing 1995 film Clueless:
My close friends know that the ’95 films Clueless, Empire Records and The Craft have all had a profound impact on me … if you get those films, you get me. I’ve not seen any of these films in the theater since they were released in ’95 so I am very excited to see one of my fave films on the Big Screen again. So excited … about the phone and the movie. Today is going to be a really great day :D
Our dear Britney Spears stepped out in Calabasas, CA yesterday to meet with her manager Adam Leber (to possibly discuss the release of her new album???) and she was lookin’ totally cute in her little red tank top and brown shorts ensemble:
Yes, the weave is a might frightful but … dude, she looks great in the red tank top, yeah? It’s hard being the princess of pop … but she still makes it look good … er, in her own way. Look, I can’t help but cheerlead for our dear Britney. I just heart her so :D
Park it Ed Hardy, this summer it’s all about Abercrombie and The Sitch. Reality star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino will soon be assaulting the racks of your favorite retailers with a line of obnoxious and craptacular fashions. Sorrentino has teamed up with Big Apple-based “couture” house Dilligaf (AKA: Does It Look Like I Give A….) to debut his Situation clothing line just in time for next month’s Jersey Shore Season 2 premiere. We haven’t spied any sketches of Mike’s work yet, but if his designing skills are anything like his rapping prowess (or lack thereof), this could be the most chuckle-worthy story to hit the blogosphere since Heidi Montag auditioned for Transformers.
Dear baby Jebus in Heaven … as if the world doesn’t have enough to deal with from the horrid fashions puked out by Christian Audigier and his Ed Hardy line, now we have to worry about garbage coming from The Situation? I can’t think of a clothing line that I would LEAST like to wear … and that includes Heidiwood by Heidi Montag. No, just … no.
It is INSANE how quickly time flies … baby Benjamin was *just* born and now he’s already been christened?! I know it won’t belong ’til the little kid is walking, then driving, then taking over the world as the most beautiful human being to have ever existed! Where does the time go? Congrats to the happy fam on this very special occasion … and blessings for the precious baby boy.
Lindsay Lohan has dismissed reports she will appear wearing nothing but her alcohol-monitoring bracelet in a naked photoshoot for her fashion line. The “Mean Girls” star was rumored to be stripping off for a scandalous new promotional campaign to advertise the release of her 6126 line of handbags. Lohan is currently under a judge’s order to wear a SCRAM device to prevent her taking drugs or drinking alcohol, and reports suggested the bracelet would be the only item the actress would wear during the shoot. But Lohan has refuted the claims. In a post on her Twitter.com page, she writes, “Can’t wait for 6126 handbags! Loving chatter about new collection. …contrary to rumours, I’ll be fully clothed for the campaign! Stay tuned!!”
In regards to last night’s ep of Double Expsoure, Lindsay tweets:
As for BRAVO and their false representation of me on their new show; I was given the wrong call time-now I know on purpose…it was a set-up / Unfortunate that I considered jorge on the show a friend to trust…oh- and I’ve never come close to anything other than posing in a photo.. / Photo shoot for the Indrani chick. So that’s bullshit too…. Thank goodness for #twitter !!!!! The truth can be stated!!!! / I don’t appreciate being used for press, and I’m sure others would agree! Love to everyone / 6126 looks great at least- aside from their poorly scripted show&manifestations of relationships with clients for attention around it-isnt..
Whew! With all this drama going on, it’s no wonder Lindsay and her little sister Aliana Ali Lohan ran out for pizza yesterday afternoon. But, you know, this is just all par for the course where L. Lo is concerned. Thank goodness for #twitter … cuz, YES, the truth can be stated!!!!!
Wooot!!! Congratulations goes out to the US Soccer Team today because they *just* defeated the Algerian Soccer Team by a score of 1-0 to advance to the second round of 2010 World Cup soccer tournament action. Team USA has advanced to the “sweet 16″ elimination round of the World Cup, winning their competitive group for the first time since 1930 … and it’s all thanks to LA Galaxy captain Landon Donovan who scored the winning goal in the 91st minute of play:
Landon Donovan scored in the first minute of stoppage time off a rebound, advancing the United States to the second round at the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Algeria. With the U.S. perhaps three minutes from elimination, Jozy Altidore was stopped on a breakaway by goalkeeper Rais Bolihi. Donovan hustled in and kicked in the rebound to win Group C Wednesday. After his U.S. record 44th international goal, Donovan joyously ran to the corner flag and his teammates ran down the touchline to mob him. Donovan was in tears when the game ended and the United States had moved into the second round. With just its fifth shutout in World Cup play, the United States (1-0-2) won a World Cup group for the first time since 1930 and will face the runner-up in Group D this weekend. England (1-0-2), which beat Slovenia moments earlier, also had five points but finished second because the U.S. scored four goals to two for the English. Slovenia (1-1-1) was third with four points, missing advancing because of Donovan’s heroics. and Algeria (0-2-1) was last with one. Until Donovan’s goal, it appeared the officiating would again be the focus. Clint Dempsey put the ball in the net in the 21st minute off the rebound of Herculez Gomez’s shot. But the goal was called offside, just as Maurice Edu’s late goal was disallowed against Slovenia last week, a score that would have given the Americans a victory. Replays appeared to show Dempsey was onside. Dempsey had another great chance in the 57th minute when Michael Bradley stole the ball and sent Altidore streaking down the right side. Altidore crossed, but Dempsey’s hit the goalpost. He shot wide on the rebound.
Boy, what I wouldn’t give for a vuvuzela right now. Oh what the hell, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Now y’all know I’m not a huge soccer fan but I have to be damn proud of Team USA for pulling out this literal last minute win. Now we advance to the next round of the World Cup … and they won their group for the first time in 70 years! Landon Donovan has proved to be the US’s #1 soccer stud … I think he should run for president ;) Congrats USA! Let’s take this thing all the way to the finals!!
Jermaine Jackson and his son Jaafar were spotted making their grand arrival at Forest Lawn Cemetery here in SoCal yesterday — where the late King of PopMichael Jackson has been laid to rest — to prepare for a nationwide interview with Larry King for broadcast on CNN for the 1 year anniversary this Friday June 25 of Michael Jackson‘s death. As you may recall, Jermaine sat down with Larry King for multiple interviews in the wake of MJ‘s death last year at the Neverland Ranch (MJ‘s former home) … it seems like the time has come, once again, for Jermaine to step back into the spotlight and bask in the glow of the media attention:
While I understand that there is much interest in securing high profile interviews to mark the anniversary of Michael Jackson‘s death, it just seems a bit disingenuous coming from the Jackson family. I absolutely believe they are hurting from MJ‘s loss but many of them seem all to eager to jump in front of the cameras to talk to anyone who will listen. We got mama Katherine Jackson peddling a book on one side and now Jermaine posing in front of MJ‘s grave on the other side … I guess this the way it’s gonna be on each and every anniversary of MJ‘s death. I really have no interest in hearing from Jermaine, to be honest … will YOU be tuning in?
Celebs and musicians gathered last night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN to perform at a benefit concert called Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert For Flood Recovery in order to raise much needed funds for the flood victims of Nashville. As you may know, torrential rains caused massive flooding in and around Nashville in early May which resulted in 22 deaths and over $2 billion in damage. Last night’s benefit concert was organized to raise money for the flood victims still dealing with the effects of last month’s flooding. Here are a couple photos of Sandra‘s appearance/performance last night:
Nashville Rising was as much a celebration of Music City as it was a flood-relief benefit concert. Star after star — including surprise visitor Sandra Bullock — professed their love and admiration for the city and its people, who have been praised for handling one of the state’s most destructive natural disasters with grace, dignity and charity. “Nashville will rise and that is why we have come together tonight,” said Faith Hill, who organized the benefit with husband Tim McGraw. “Musicians, football players, coaches, our elected officials, you in the audience, yes, we are all the same. We’re just neighbors who care and friends who want to make a difference.” It was a subdued night, but still filled with No. 1 hits and poignant songs played to a sold-out crowd at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, which housed as much cross-genre star power as the building’s seen. Musicians from the country, rock and Christian music scenes turned out with the aim of raising $2 million for The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The flood, spurred by record rains across Tennessee on May 1 and 2, killed 22 people in the state and caused $2 billion in damage in Nashville’s Davidson County alone. The water forced thousands from their homes, struck some of the city’s biggest landmarks and destroyed the instruments and gear of scores of musicians. “It happened to our friends, our neighbors, our loved ones and our homes,” Hill told the crowd. “Everyone here knows someone affected by the flood.” Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood sang their hits, Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins praised the hillbillies of Tennessee, Lynyrd Skynyrd saluted its second home, Miranda Lambert rewarded fans with her two No. 1s, and Bullock even got in on the act. Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey and Dolly Parton taped video messages for the crowd. “Nashville Rising is just another way to say, `Love thy neighbor,’” Parton said … Bullock, who was in “The Blind Side” with McGraw, came on stage late in the show to introduce Hill. “So listen,” she told the crowd. “They say a community is only as strong as it’s weakest link, right? From the look of it, there are no weak links in this community.” Bullock said she told McGraw she could stage a wardrobe malfunction or a few comedic pieces for the crowd but soon realized she needed to do something more. “I’m going to contribute some music and I’m going to bring the house down and I’m going to do it Nashville style,” she said before strapping on an acoustic guitar and sitting in front of a microphone. “If I can have some quiet please,” she said. She pieced out the opening riff of “Smoke On The Water” to some of the night’s loudest cheers, before introducing Hill. “That’s good stuff isn’t it?” Hill said. “Sign that girl right away.” Hill then turned in one of the night’s best performances with a soaring vocal on “Stronger” and a rousing version of “Piece Of My Heart.” “How can I follow that?” McGraw asked before finishing off the evening with “Southern Voice” and “Live Like You Were Dying.”
Unfortch, it seems to me that coverage of the Nashville flood has been superseded by coverage of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill (at least here on the West Coast) but I love that the people of Nashville took matters in their own hands to orchestrate flood relief for those in need. I understand the Bridgestone Arena was sold out last night … meaning a lot of affected people will get the money they desperately need.
As the report above says, Sandra did perform a bit during last night’s Nashville Rising benefit concert. After the jump, check out a short video from her performance … More »
Michael Jackson’s mother has posted a video on YouTube welcoming the King of Pop’s fans to an upcoming celebration of the star’s life in Beverly Hills. Katherine Jackson briefly thanks the singer’s loyal followers for their support and insists her late son would be “very honored and pleased” his devotees are coming together to commemorate the first anniversary of his death. She says, “We all love you.” The tribute to the King of Pop will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, June 26.
To be honest, something about this video just doesn’t jibe with me. It’s clear that Katherine has been put up to make this video to promote this upcoming memorial event and the release of the book and, I gotta say, it doesn’t feel genuine in its sincerity. It has been suggested that Katherine is being used by her business partner Howard Mann and IMHO this video seems to be proof that this man has a lot of influence over her. I dunno … the video just seems … wrong. What do y’all think?
A new face in Hollywood is stepping into Kevin Bacon’s shoes for a remake of “Footloose.” Paramount Pictures announced Tuesday that Kenny Wormald will take on the role Bacon originated in the 1984 original about a rebellious city youth who busts some moves in his new town, where dancing has been banned. “High School Musical” heartthrob Zac Efron had planned to star but dropped out of the “Footloose” remake last year. Wormald’s previous credits include the MTV series “Dancelife.” He will co-star alongside two-time “Dancing With the Stars” champion and country music singer Julianne Hough. The cast also includes Dennis Quaid. Due in theaters April 1, 2011, “Footloose” will be directed by Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow”).
I have to say, I have serious reservations about this planned Footloose remake … the fact that so many folks do NOT want to be in it is troubling. But I will say that I like the idea of a relative unknown taking the lead … and the fact that he is a dancer is very encouraging. I love the original film far too much to get too excited about this remake (becuase I know for a fact that the new version will not feature as much bare butt nudity as the original, damnit) but it sounds like the film is finally on track. Who knows, it may strike a cord and be a big hit. I don’t get impressed by very many remakes so … I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Can you guess which celeb child was spotted out and about in NYC in her mother’s arms while sporting a bunch of colorful marker drawings on her teeny tiny foot?
This cute little doll can usually be seen wearing high heeled shoes so it’s impossible to tell if this knack for drawing on her feet is a new thing or not. Can YOU guess who it is? Find out if you’re correct, after the jump … More »
Penn Badgley, star of Gossip Girl, was spotted on the streets of NYC this week lookin’ a whole lot like a certain mutant comic book hero we all know and lust over …
… do you think this was intentional? I mean … he looks almost exactly like Hugh Jackman as Wolverine … right down to the wife beater and jowly facial hair. I mean, this can’t be an accident … right? All that’s missing is the adamantium claws and, well, the massively pumped arms and he’d be a dead wringer. Talk about your uncanny X-Man.
While I’m certain Becks isn’t back to 100% shape, it’s heartening to see him back in uniform, back on the soccer field. This bodes very well for his return to play for his soccer team the LA Galaxy later on this year. Becks may be missing out on World Cup glory right now but he still has a chance to get back in action and wow the crowds here in the US when he gets back to play with the Galaxy. Lookin’ good, Becks!
Yesterday was a pretty quiet day around these here parts … the highlight of the afternoon revolved around a bit of cleaning and decorating … cuz, you see, I happened to come upon this awesome vinyl promo of Tori Amos‘s first album Y Kant Tori Read from her days BEFORE she was a solo piano goddess:
Back in the late 80′s, Tori got talked into doing a rock band sort of thing to cash in on the 80′s hair metal band thing and the result was her debut self-titled album Y Kant Tori Read. It went on to huge commercial failure and is the reason she left the country to write her stunning next album Little Earthquakes. From there the rest his history but, ah, I still have much love for Y Kant Tori Read. The songs are so deliciously cheesy … and the music video for the band’s first single The Big Picture is just … priceless:
Yes, folks, this album needs to be displayed (and I cannot believe I never thought to hang it up before now) so I ran out to find a picture frame sized for vinyl albums and now it hangs in my office. So, yeah, that was the highlight of my day yesterday.
No plans for tonight … but that mound of laundry I keep talking about keeps getting larger. I’m gonna hafta get to it at some point. Oy!
Donald Faison (Clueless, Scrubs) is 36, Carson Daly is 37, Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) is 39, Cyndi Lauper is 57 and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman) & Meryl Streep are 61 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
First came “Tardy for the Party.” Then came “Money Can’t Buy You Class.” And now there’s “Real Close,” the first song from Danielle Staub — and the third single originating from a Real Housewives star. Unlike Atlanta‘s Kim Zolciak and New York City‘s Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, the New Jersey star skipped the kicky dance track in favor of a more melodic tune. Calling the love song a “tortured lullaby” before debuting it on Watch What Happens Live Monday night, the reality star sat down at an electric piano next to songwriter Lori Michaels, who composed the ballad, played the piano and even shared vocals with Staub. As the song ended, Staub leaned in for what looked like was going to be a kiss. How did the performers fare? After the final notes faded away, host Andy Cohen described the performance as “really big,” then invited the ladies to join him for a (very) brief chat. Noting their apparent musical chemistry, he asked if the women were more than just duet partners. But Staub wouldn’t say. Instead, she said they got close writing and performing the song. Added Staub: “Were you tortured?”
OK, putting aside the obviously fake lesbian romantic tension Danielle and Lori tried to pull on camera, I think Danielle did a great job with this performance. Considering how low the bar has been set by the other singing Housewives, I wasn’t expecting much from Danielle‘s performance last night but … she did impress me. No, it’s not like I’ll run out and buy any of her music but she deffo has won my respect as the best singer of the Housewives ilk … now that is quite an accomplishment.
As you can see, the entire cast of Viva Elvis wanted to pose for a photo with the Snoop D-O double G and, I understand, were more than happy to sing Happy Birthday to his daughter last night. Snoop declared that the performance of Jailhouse Rock was his fave and was quoted as saying as he left last night’s Viva Elvis show — “Man, this was a defining moment in Snoop history!” I cannot WAIT to see this show myself … this added endorsement by Snoop Dogg is just the icing on the cake for me. I will see this show sometime soon … I cannot wait.
Lindsay Lohan is ready to take it all off again for the cameras — with or without her booze bracelet. The 23-year-old star will pose nude in print ads for her 6126 line of handbags, LAmag.com reported Monday. Richard Luna of The California Bag (which licenses the 6126 totes) told the magazine that Lohan will doff her clothes and roll around in a bed for a photo shoot in L.A. next month. Luna wasn’t sure whether Lohan’s court-mandated SCRAM bracelet would be part of the racy pictorial. “We’re thinking of having police on hand so we can remove the ankle bracelet for the pictures.” He then noted that the actress might be photographed both with and without the alcohol-monitoring device — or the accessory might be airbrushed later on. Hitting pricey department stores this fall, the 6126 (named after Marilyn Monroe’s birthdate) handbags will retail for $200 to $600; a cheaper line, 7286 (Lohan’s birth date), will sell for under $200 at lower-end stores such as Macy’s.
Well, when life hands you lemons you … well, pose naked on a bed of handbags with your court-ordered alcohol-monitoring SCRAM bracelet. At least she’s working, that’s the positive part of this story. OH and Bravo TV fans, take note … L. Lo will be appearing in the next episode of the new series Double Exposure … so set those DVRs:
Classic glamour is synonymous with 6126 and the Spring/Summer 2010 collection is no exception. The contemporary vibe is featured on Bravo’s “Double Exposure” showcasing the collection’s new silhouettes, fabrics, trims and cut-outs. The upcoming episode chronicles Lindsay’s 6126 Spring/Summer collection pushing the boundary between timeless fashion and the sexiness of Some Like it Hot. Flashing lights capture the stylish actress in the show’s second and third episode wearing designer leggings from her 6126 line for the 6126 marketing campaign. “I absolutely love the spring collection. I really let my creativity run wild for spring creating pieces that I hope will inspire our customers to have their own style. Our customers look to 6126 for that special fashion item. While we have great basic styles we introduced more novelty leggings that are really hot and fashionable. I am particularly drawn to the high-waisted leggings that really hold you in and create a beautiful silhouette,” says Partner/Designer Lindsay Lohan. Building on the forward vibe of the 6126 Spring/Summer legging line, the shoot chronicles the creative escapades of 6126 Partner/Designer Lindsay Lohan. An ambience of high glamour defines the shoot as the new 6126 Spring Collection exudes a classic yet edgy sexiness inspired by the line’s icon, Marilyn Monroe. Lindsay doesn’t skip a beat as she expertly pairs the new designs with other luxury garments to achieve incredibly memorable looks for her line. Lindsay has recently launched a new full ready-to-wear collection featuring dresses, jackets, skirts and leather pieces. “Double Exposure” airs Tuesday, June 22nd at 10pm PST/EST.
Prince Harry has paid a two day visit to Mozambique to visit minefields being cleared by The HALO Trust, a British Charity and the World’s largest demining agency. Prince Harry’s visit, which was privately organised by HALO, has focused on the impact of mines on the civilian population. On Sunday, The Prince met villagers and amputees who told him about their plight among the remaining mines – including meeting a boy who lost his leg 18 months ago while herding cattle. Prince Harry spent the night in the HALO deminers’ tented camp. The Prince was given a close-up demonstration of the process of humanitarian demining, as he observed a team undertaking mineclearance work, and was then himself given the first stages in training on HALO equipment and clearance techniques. Prince Harry detonated mines under the supervision of expert HALO deminers. Prince Harry’s visit took place in villages around the Cahora Bassa dam in Tete province, Mozambique. In this area, 10 villages straddle 17km of unfenced mine belts, placing hundreds of families within metres of some 30,000 mines. These mines were laid over 30 years ago, and they continue to have a devastating impact on children and adults alike. The mines prevent the farming of crops and the grazing of livestock among a rural community that ranks as one of the world’s poorest. There had been 48 mine accidents in the Cahora Bassa minefields before HALO intervened. In the area of Mozambique that Prince Harry visited, the terrain is unsuitable for the use of armoured mineclearance machines, and the density of mines so great that the most effective system of clearance is manual demining. Prince Harry observed deminers as they painstakingly used sensitive metal detectors and hand-tools to clear anti-personnel mines. The system provides the absolute “100 per cent” clearance needed to ensure that villagers can then safely use the land after HALO has finished its work. The terrible human impact of landmines, and the work of The HALO Trust in clearing mines, was brought to the world’s attention by Diana, Princess of Wales. The late Princess visited HALO projects in Angola in 1997. HALO’s Chief Executive, Guy Willoughby, said:
“HALO is delighted that Prince Harry has come out to support us in this quest to clear Mozambique of mines – a task we could complete in the next four years. By being with us in the field, and even personally destroying mines, he has learned something of the dirty, boring, dangerous work that HALO’s 7,700 staff undertake, day-in, day-out, in the World’s most mine-impacted countries. His mother was brilliant at getting the profile of the risk of mines globally recognised. Prince Harry clearly wishes to follow her magnificent example, and is supporting The HALO Trust in its mission.”
In the last month HALO cleared 925 mines from Mozambique, and 105,380 mines since starting work there in 1993. HALO employs 375 staff in Mozambique, though at its peak when finishing clearance of the four northern provinces HALO had in excess of 500 staff. Over 16 years HALO has had four staff killed in Mozambique. Globally since 1988 HALO has cleared over 13 million mines and items of unexploded ordnance.
It is absolutely insane to me that there are still huge chunks of land that are riddled with live mines where families live and children play. I cannot even imagine what life must be like to live in fear of inadvertently setting off a mine and triggering a deadly explosion. I have nothing but the utmost respect for The HALO Trust and the insanely important work that they do globally to try and defuse as many live mines as they can. That Prince Harry would lend his high profile stature to the cause just endears him even more to me. After the jump, watch a short video of Harry actually setting off a safe mine demolition in Mozambique this past weekend … More »
As you may likely already know, Water for Elephants is set in a traveling circus so it makes sense that Reese would be filming some scenes on horseback. It remains to be seen if her male co-stars (R. Pattz and C. Waltz) will also be required to pony up and do some horseback riding but it really looks like Reese feels right at home atop her steed. Her daughter Ava Elizabeth rides horses competitively so my guess is that little Ava got her love of horses from her mama. I’m not quite sure what is going on in this third photo but, yeah, Reese looks like she is having a great time.
Zac Efron, who was spotted lookin’ all shirtless and wet in Hawaii HERE and HERE, is once again showing off his toned fit bod as he continues to enjoy his time in our nation’s 50th State. As you may recall, Zac made his way to Maui, HI last week so that he could attend the 2010 Maui Film Festival and collect the Shining Star Award … but it looks like he really wanted to stick around in town for a bit longer … an act of which I WHOLLY approve:
I’m gonna be completely honest … if homeboy wants to stay in Hawaii indefinitely, I’d be so ok with that. Considering the fact that Zac spends 92% of his time in Hawaii wearing less than 50% of his clothing, I say let him MOVE to Hawaii permanently. That sounds like a good idea, yes?
Yahoo Movies has debuted the trailer for “The Green Hornet,” starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, and Tom Wilkinson. In the film, Rogen plays Britt Reid, the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate. He is perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene – until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. But in order to do this, they decide to become criminals themselves – protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets. Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato’s clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they begin hunting down the man who controls LA’s gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all. “The Green Hornet,” written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and directed by Michel Gondry, opens on January 14, 2011 in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.
Full disclosure … I’ve never liked The Green Hornet. I always preferred Green Lantern and Green Arrow more and well, the Hornet was always lowest on the totem pole. Because he seemed like a bootleg Batman (ie. a superhero without superpowers), I never really gave him a chance to win me over. When I heard they were making a movie I thought this would be my chance to appreciate the beloved classic hero. To be honest, I can’t say that I like Seth Rogan as The Green Hornet. Of course I’ll have to see the film to make a final determination but judging by the trailer alone … I’m still not impressed. Jay Chou as Kato might be the film’s saving grace — Christoph Waltz as the baddie deffo works in the film’s favor (Cameron Diaz, notsomuch). After the jump, check out the first trailer for The Green Hornet … More »
Collisions are a new type of photography I have created, they are made using NO PHOTOSHOP and no double exposure, What you are looking at is one image taken with one camera… I CAN NOT STRESS TO YOU ENOUGH THIS IS ALL DONE IN CAMERA NO PHOTOSHOP!!!!!!!! The name of these are “Collisions” more will be coming down the road a bit but for now here is the first ever released.Also this is NOT double exposure has nothing to do with exposure.
Collisions are made using a new technique that is not done with a computer, photoshop or double exposure just a new style of making images all done in the camera as 1 shot … A camera is just an expensive paper weight if you don’t use it! Collisions…
So yeah … Collisions … I’m not sure I am that impressed with the inventiveness but I suppose it is very cool that these images can be created without the use of Photoshop or the technique of double exposure. I find it very interesting that Tyler Shields seems to find a muse in Miss Lindsay Lohan. I can’t wait to see what other collabos these two come up with. But until then, what do y’all think of these photos … are you impressed?
It seems that another Autobot, beside Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, is going to get makeover in “Transformers 3″. A video posted by nando 323 captures the shooting of the film in downtown Los Angeles at 4th Street and Main and shows a gray Chevy Corvette Centennial Convertible driving away without its top. The vehicle is believed to be the alternate mode of Sideswipe in the upcoming third “Transformers” film. Beside the said car, a red Ferrari 458 Italia and Bumblebee Camaro are also captured on the behind the scene video. In “Transformers 3″, Shia LaBeouf will reprise his role as Sam Witwicky but Megan Fox has announced that she will not return as Mikaela Banes. Thus, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is tapped to be the new leading lady. Michael Bay still serves behind the lens for this follow-up to “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” which is said to give a killer ending for the trilogy. The forthcoming movie additionally will contain action footage shot in Chicago and Moscow with Shockwave as the villain. The action sci-fi is set to hit U.S. cinemas on July 1, 2011.
OOOOOOOH exciting, yeah? Well … no … but at least it is cool to see a bit of this film being made right before our eyes. When Transformers 3 (insert cheesy subtitle here) hits theaters next Summer, you’ll think back to this moment when you got to watch the first footage from the movie being filmed. Or, ok, maybe you won’t but still … this is kinda cool, yeah?
[Today] … we have EXCLUSIVE new photos of Chan (in his custom Cubs jersey with favorite #33 on the back and fake tattoos courtesy of his Chicago-based film ‘Cheaters‘) and Jenna at Wrigley field for today’s Cubs game where Chan threw out the ceremonial first pitch. We also have couple of cute photos of Jenna hanging out with friends last night in Chi-town. Enjoy!
OMG … LOVE these pics! Channing is SO the man, I’m certain he had the time of his life at Wrigley Field this weekend … he looks over the moon (and hot, may I add, in his Cubbies uniform). Head over to ChanningUnwrapped.com to see the rest of the exclusive photos posted there. I hope the LA Dodgers get Channing to do some pitchin’ here in SoCal sometime this Summer … I might have to get my buns to Dodger Stadium to see the man in action.
As “True Blood” fans know, waiting sucks. But at least HBO isn’t making fans wait to find out if their favorite vampire soap opera will be back for a fourth season. On Monday (June 21), HBO announced that “True Blood” has been renewed for a 12-episode fourth season, set to begin production early next year and premiere in the summer of 2011. “The new season of ‘True Blood’ is off to a terrific start, as enthusiasm for this unique show continues to build among both subscribers and critics,” says HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo. “We’re looking forward to more chills from Alan Ball and his gifted team next year.” The third “True Blood” season premiered on June 13 and drew 5.1 million viewers for its first airing, not quite a record for the bloodsucking series, but up 38 percent from last summer’s season premiere. “I am beyond thrilled to be able to continue working with this amazing cast and crew,” states Alan Ball, who developed the series from Charlaine Harris’ novel series. “This is the most fun I have ever had.”
Well thank Jebus that is settled … I was only kinda sorta worried that HBO would decide not to renew its outrageously popular series for another season. Yeah, not really. I am fully expecting True Blood to last at least another 3 seasons … probably more. I understand the books have a lot of plots that can be developed for TV and, who knows, there may come a time where the show branches off into new, unwritten territory. True Blood seems like the kind of show that still has a lot to offer. I’m so happy that we have an assurance of at least one more season of butt-baring fun :D
After a few years together and a few rumors to the contrary, supermodel Miranda Kerr and actor Orlando Bloom have finally decided to get themselves engaged. While it once seemed like the couple might not make it, it turns out that they were blissfully in love all the while. So I think congrats are in order!! Miranda and Orlando are gettin’ hitched!
It’s (finally!) official – Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr are engaged, his rep confirms to PEOPLE. The couple, who have been dating for almost three years, have dodged multiple engagement rumors throughout their relationship. In November 2008, the model, 27, and British actor, 33, shot down a report in the Australian media that they were getting married. Six months later, the two kept fans guessing when Kerr was spotted with a sparkler on her left ring finger, though reps at the time had no comment. When the two recently spent Thanksgiving together in Morocco, Bloom told reporters he and Kerr were “just enjoying our time together now” when asked if they were getting married anytime soon. “He’s a sweetheart and that’s all I’m gonna say,” Kerr, who has talked about settling down and starting a family in the future, told PEOPLE in February 2008. “My ideal situation would be to live on a farm in a solar-powered house with a hammock and a vegetable patch,” she told Page Six Magazine in 2008. “When this is all over, that’s where I’ll be. I’ve always wanted kids, so someday, eventually, yes, it will happen.”
OMG … just what the world needs … a pair of ridiculously good-looking people gettin’ together and making MORE ridiculously good-lookin’ people. I’m not sure who is the more lucky one … they are both scoring BIG TIME in this deal. Call me crazy, but I’m thinkin’ part of the reason that Orlando finally popped the question is because he just can’t get enough of Miranda’s adorable pet pooch. Gah! I wish them all the happiness in the world on a very long and very happy life together!
David and I met up with our friends Emma and Josh for a bite to eat at Mexico City in Los Felix, CA last night before we split up and went on two separate dates. David and Emma went to The Greek Theater to see Erykah Badu & Janelle Monáe and Josh and I went to the Henry Fonda Theater to attend the 2010 Smiths/Morrissey Convention:
To make a long story short, the convention was not the hit I hoped it would be. While I would, in hindsight, call the night fun … the overall feel of the convention was just not what I was hoping it would be. That being said, the Smiths/Morrissey coverband These Charming Men put on a pretty good show and managed to save the night from total disappointment — at least for me. After the jump, check out some of the photos I snapped last night at the con … More »
American IdolKris Allen is 25, Brandon Flowers of The Killers is 29, Juliette Lewis is 37, Michael Gross & Meredith Baxter (Family Ties) are 63 and Jane Russell is 89 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Are you tired of waiting for the release of the next big budget Batman film? Are you desperate to watch the Dark Knight take on his arch-nemesis The Joker again in a new film? Well have I got the solution for YOU! Independent filmmaker Aaron Schoenke has created an indie film version of Batman titled City of Scars and he did so for only $27,000. Considering that director Christopher Nolan made Batman: The Dark Knight for about $185 million, I’d say Schoenke managed to pull off quite a coup. Even better, you can watch the film IN FULL online right here:
When the Joker escapes from Arkham and murders the parents of a young boy, Batman recalls the pain of losing his own parents as a child. He is pushed past his limits to the point where his focus becomes revenge on all who stand in his way, including many of Gotham’s underworld. Finally, Batman is forced to look at the psychological profile of his own mind and accept the consequences of his life to find resolve.
I gotta say … this indie Batman film ain’t half bad. Sure, it’s not Oscar-worthy material (unless we’re talking shortfilms then, why not?) but it’s pretty darn entertaining and for the cost that went into it, it looks pretty posh. Don’t believe me, check it out in full for yourselves, after the jump … More »
Kathy Griffin, who just launched a new season of her hit reality TV series My Life on the D-List just last week, has been spotted all over NYC in recent days lookin’ absolutely fabulous as she’s been promoting her show. But, as amazing as Kathy has been lookin’, I can’t help but think of a new up-and-coming celeb who bears a striking resemblance to Ms. G:
Yes, ever since RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant and upcoming RuPaul’s Drag U instructorPandora Boxx (nee Michael Steck) decided to steal Kathy‘s look, now all I see when I see Kathy is Pandora. Let’s be honest, tho, both beyotches look fierce but the edge has to go to Kathy for rockin’ this fabulousness first. Pandora may be a hot drag queen but Kathy is still the reigning queen queen.
“Conan” has completed the principal photography and Nu Boyana Film Studios, where the movie was shot, has proudly announced it on their official website. Along with the announcement, they also posted the first official image from the film. The picture, which is said to be the one presented during a presentation at Cannes Film Festival, gives a close look at shirtless Jason Momoa who plays Conan. The lead actor is seen sporting long and wavy hair, as well as blue eyes. Beside shot inside the studio, “Conan” was also filmed in Bistriza, Bulgaria. The movie will center its story on iconic figure Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria. Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan and Ron Perlman are among the cast ensemble for supporting roles, with Marcus Nispel serving as helmer. This action adventure flick is slated for 2011 U.S. release.
It’s kinda crazy to me that filming of his new Conan remake has already been completed. It was only a few months ago that we learned that Kellan Lutz was still in the running for the lead role … now, the movie is already in the can. As I said last month when truly got our first look at this promo photo of Momoa as Conan, I approve … wholeheartedly. Jason looks just beefy enough to look the part … now we’ll have to wait and see if his acting is up to par. Considering that former actor and current California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger managed to play Conan the Barbarian adequately, I think Jason Momoa should be in fine shape.
Earlier this month we got to see video of RuPaul introducing his upcoming new LOGO TV show RuPaul’s Drag U and today we find out when the series will hit the airwaves! LOGO just released a press announcement about the show and we can now circle Monday July 19 in our calendars as the day we go back to school with RuPaul … and get this — Drag U will NOT be for men, it’ll be for women:
Why should men have all the fun? And who says drag is just for drag queens? This summer, RuPaul is pulling back the sequined curtain to provide a very special education to a few lucky biological women with “RuPaul’s Drag U,” premiering on Logo Monday, July 19 at 9/8c. “RuPaul’s Drag U” will take an incoming class of beauty-starved, confidence-drained women and teach them the essential elements of sexiness, sass and spunk that have long been the calling cards of every great drag queen. The students at “RuPaul’s Drag U” arrive in groups of 3 each week, representing a different spectrum of today’s modern woman such as: the blue-collar tomboy, full-figured gal or overworked mom — to 70’s TV Star. At orientation, the ladies are put through “The Dragulator” – a highly advanced piece of machinery that will reveal the ladies’ full drag potential. Next, they are paired with a carefully selected drag faculty mentor who’ll be responsible for helping the women achieve their drag dreams through an outrageous lesson plan that will challenge them inside and out. The heart-stopping drag transformations are unveiled at the culmination of each episode in a musical performance before an audience of family, friends and the judges’ panel. The judges assign each student a D.P.A. (Drag Point Average) based on their live performance and overall transformation. Only one woman will be declared the valedictorian of each class, but all students will “draguate” with a boost in confidence, self-respect, and a whole new take on the power of femininity. Providing instruction at the prestigious university are some of “RuPaul’s Drag Race’s” fan-favorites and most distinguished alumni, including Jujubee, Morgan McMichaels, Nina Flowers, Ongina, Pandora Boxx, Raven, Shannel, and Tammie Brown. Also lending a satin-gloved hand will be drag icon Lady Bunny as Dean of Drag, and Frank Gatson, the master choreographer behind Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” video, as the school’s Dean of Dance. As Headmaster, RuPaul will oversee each pupil’s individual progress and impart some of the invaluable life advice that only the World’s Most Famous Drag Queen can provide. The season will also feature celebrity visiting professors Debi Mazar, Chaka Khan, Jackee Harry, Kelly Osbourne, Kris Jenner, Meredith Baxter, Mia Tyler and Taylor Dayne. TV icons Dawn Wells, Charlene Tilton, and Erin Murphy enroll as students in the season finale.
Wow! I had no idea that RuPaul’s Drag U was going to feature female “contestants”. I had assumed that the show would be geared toward educating men on how to up their drag game … the fact that women will be getting style pointers from drag queens is kinda brilliant. RuPaul’s Drag U will be premiering on LOGO on July 19 … will you be tuning in?
News of the World, a publication not really known for their ace journalism, is reporting today that Prince Harry and his on-again-off-again girlfriend Chelsy Davy have decided to end their 6-year relationship for good. Citing sources who claim to be friends with Davy, NOTW is reporting that Chelsy has decided to move permanently home to her home in South Africa to begin her legal career … far away from Harry and his royal duties. I mean, take this report with a grain of salt but … it is possible that Prince Harry and Chelsy are really dunzo this time!
PRINCE Harry and his long-term girlfriend Chelsy Davy have SPLIT, the News of the World can reveal. Chelsy is moving to South Africa this week to begin a legal career and has told him they are OVER. The pair have had an on-and-off relationship for six years but friends say the spark has finally gone. Blonde Chelsy, 24, told friends yesterday: “We’re finished. This is a new beginning for me. I want to start my career in South Africa where I plan to spend the rest of my life. I don’t want to live in Britain.” Heiress Chelsy, who is originally from Zimbabwe, looked happy in a stunning red frock yesterday, right, as she drank champagne with best friend Bubble – Olivia Perry – and a pal at Royal Ascot. Bubble supported Chelsy when she and Harry, 25, had a trial separation in 2007. Chelsy sobbed her heart out to her last year too when she got tired of his playboy antics and dumped him. They have not been seen together in public since Harry got his helicopter pilot’s wings on May 7. An insider said: “It was a gradual end to the relationship. It whimpered out. It’s not practical with Harry’s commitments to the Army and his family to be in a relationship with someone in a different country. It was an obvious time for a clean break. The spark is gone and she’s focused on moving back to be where her heart lies.” Our source added: “She was distraught when they split last year but it’s different now. She knows she did everything to make it work” … The insider said: “They are still friends and will always have a special place for each other.”
I imagine it’s not very easy being in a romantic relationship with a prince so none of this — if true — surprises me. That being said, a couple that has been on/off for 6 years has a very good chance of being on again at some point down the line. After all, Prince William and his ladylove Kate Middleton have been on/off for many years as well and they are, once again, back on and rumored to be ready to move in together. While Harry and Chelsy may be dunzo for now, I suspect they’ll find their way back to one another at some point. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Toy Story 3 opened to big numbers at the box office this weekend to almost unilateral praise for the closing chapter in the Toy Story saga. But today, we are learning that the Story story is not yet completely over. Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich tells MSN that Toy Story 3.5 (an animated short, NOT a feature length film) will be released in front of Pixar‘s next film Cars 2 next year. It turns out that we have not yet seen the last of our beloved Toy Story characters:
Finally, I have to ask Unkrich: “Toy Story 3″ does a great job of bringing the series back home and closing the tale of Woody and Buzz off, but, at the same time, as long as money is still green and can be used to buy things, there’s the possibility that “Toy Story 4″ might be seen as a good idea someday. Did Unkrich, I ask, deliberately want to close things off with “Toy Story 3,” to put the toys away for good? “Well, I really tried my best to end the story of Andy and his toys and bring that story to a close in a really nice way at the end of this film. That being said, we know that people love the characters, love Woody and Buzz, and would hate to say good-bye to them completely. I don’t know that there would ever be a ‘[Toy Story] 4.’ We don’t have any plans for one — but we are trying to find ways to keep the characters alive. We have announced we’re going to do a short film in front of ‘Cars 2′ that uses the ‘Toy Story’ characters. We’re going to keep them alive; they’re not going away forever.”
You know, to be honest … not only am I looking forward to Toy Story 3.5 (even if I have to endure Cars 2 to see it) but I hope somewhere down they line (in maybe 10 years) they do decide to make a Toy Story 4, 5 & 6. There is something about these toys that seem like classic Disney characters to me. Like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, they should live on forever in the imaginations of children — and adults alike. Pixar has done such an incredible job of making these characters so lovable that it’s not hard to feel genuine emotion for them. Yes, that emotion very likely comes from ones own love and attachment to the toys they love (or loved) as children but therein lies the genius. I absolutely feel that Toy Story 3 is a great ending to an amazing trilogy … but I’m so down with one more mini-tale involving these beloved characters. What do y’all think … are you looking forward to seeing a Toy Story 3.5 or do you think it’s just overkill at this point?
Following his second alcohol related arrest, actor Chris Klein has voluntarily checked himself into rehab. “After recent events, Chris was forced to take a clear look at a problem he has been trying to deal with himself for years. He understands now that he can not beat this disease alone,” his rep Jaime Primak tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “He thanks everyone for their support as he takes all the necessary steps to deal with his addiction and asks for privacy while doing so.” The actor is seeking treatment at the Cirque Lodge in Utah where he will complete a 30 day alcohol addiction program and has plans to stay longer if need be.
I wish I could believe that this stint in rehab was being done for the right reasons — and perhaps it truly is — but this really smells like a scheme to win favor with the court in order to avoid jailtime. Lindsay Lohan pulled this same scheme back in 2007 … she went to Cirque Lodge, the judge decided not to jail her … cut to a few years later and homegirl is still dealing with the effects of her addictions. It may be different this time but, I dunno, it’s just hard for me to believe this is a genuine attempt on Klein‘s part to honestly rehabilitate himself. Even still, I wish him the best and hope he does clean his act up … for his own good.
Yesterday afternoon, David and I met up with our friend Angie and her adorable daughter for a showing of Toy Story 3 and OMG, I can’t even begin to tell you how good the film is. We all laughed, we all cried and we all loved it entirely:
In my humble estimation, Toy Story 3 is the best Toy Story film to date and is even better than Disney/Pixar‘s last masterpiece Up! I really don’t want to talk about the plot, so as not to ruin, but I can assure you … the film is cute, funny, sad, touching and just the best damn thing you’re likely to see all year long. The trailers and promo materials do not do the film justice … and they are a bit misleading — not in a bad way but there is a lot more going on than just good ol’ run-of-the-mill Toy Story fare. I was totally engrossed in the story, it sucked me immediately and would not let go … I was oohing, aahing and cheering louder than the kids in the audience. There is more than enough funny for adults and I DARE you to not cry at least once during the movie. OY! I have to say, I think Toy Story 3 may be my fave movie of the year … it is already my fave film of the year. This movie will make you feel like a kid again … it’s really fantastic.
After the movie, we made our way to Ben & Jerry’s for a little dessert treat … we had a really great day:
Please, see Toy Story 3 … I promise, you will love it and it will really make you appreciate all the fun times you had as kid ;)
Tonight, my friend Josh Z. and I are going to the Smiths/Morrissey convention at the Henry Fonda Theater … which I am VERY excited for. I understand the coverband These Charming Men is the best Smiths/Moz coverband in the world … I can’t wait to find out :)
Josh Lucas is 39, Peter Paige (Queer as Folk) is 41, Nicole Kidman is 43, John Taylor of Duran Duran is 50, John Goodman is 58, Lionel Richie is 61, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is 68 and Olympia Dukakis is 79 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
It is time, once again, to take a moment to gaze and gander on the Hot Dude of the Week! Today we get to meet a nice young chap who seems to have an affinity for tight white clothing … an affinity that I wholeheartedly support. Photographed by Dylan Rosser, say hello to Jerry East:
You know, sometimes we get to see photos of gents who are even less dressed than Jerry here and yet, this photo seems to be a bit sexier than some of those other photos that show more skin. While it’s true that sometimes less is more, in this instance … more is more ;) And can I just say that I am so happy that speedo season has finally come upon us? Woot! Enjoy!!
For autumn winter 2010-2011, Dolce&Gabbana tells us a black and white story celebrating the power of charisma framed by the faces of a glorious Italian family. Spring summer 2010 and now autumn winter 2010-2011, Madonna continues to enlighten some Dolce&Gabbana captured memories. This winter’s Dolce&Gabbana womenswear advertising campaign is like a family photo album where dignity, beauty find all their ways of expression: an impromptu tango in the living room, a heartfelt laughter luminescent in form, faces, serious, proud.
Now, this campaign should not be confused with Maddy‘s other collabo with D&G for her line of MDG Sunglasses. I was a bit worried, when I saw this photoshoot happening last April, that this young boy was gonna be paired up with Madge as a love interest … I kinda like the idea of him escorting his older … let’s say aunt … home from the market. I can dig this classy-looking campaign … I can’t wait to see more.
Prince William joked last night that he and his brother were to blame for the security breach after England’s dismal World Cup performance against Algeria. The Prince made light of leaving the door of the player’s dressing room ajar after a morale-boosting post-match visit to the down-spirited team – paving the way for an irate fan to charge in and berate the squad. The supporter was confronted by former England captain David Beckham, who told him: ‘This isn’t the time or the place – you need to get out.’ But William insisted: ‘Harry and I left the door open. And that’s why it happened. It was our fault. We take full responsibility.’ Although security was tight while the Princes chatted to the players, it relaxed after they left and it was at this point that the supporter – who is being sought by police – was able to foil guards. The incident followed many English fans booing the team off the pitch in Cape Town after the 0-0 draw, and the England players have taken their anger seriously, cancelling two sightseeing trips the team were due to take yesterday, fearing more confrontations. Before England’s embarrassing display incurred the wrath of their fans, there was talk of a team visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. But wanting to avoid more encounters with angry supporters, the players decided against it yesterday. A trip to Table Mountain was also canceled … So with all this turmoil it was just as well that the Princes and Beckham tried to raise the team’s morale with their dressing room visit before the intruder intervened. Prince William said he hoped the impromptu visit had managed to lift the players’ spirits, adding: ‘The game wasn’t a loss, it was a draw. When the guys went into the changing room they were fairly upset with how they played, but by the time we finished, we’d laughed and joked. Harry and I behaved like idiots. We tried to get David in on the act as well and the three of us tried to raise some spirits. That was all we did really.’ Asked about England’s performance, Prince William, who is president of the FA, spoke instead about the fans, praising them for the way they got behind their team, despite the booing towards the end. ‘You could hear the England fans over the vuvuzelas which is quite impressive because there is quite a noise from vuvuzelas,’ he said. Prince Harry was similarly upbeat. ‘It was a draw, we can still top the group, which is fantastic news. We are all really looking forward to next week. ‘A win is a win next week no matter how many we score. It would be nice to see the team really enjoying it and actually smiling and playing football, the football that we all know they can play.’ Yesterday, Beckham said the incident with the fan in the dressing room had been blown out of proportion, saying: ‘Luckily it was five minutes after the Princes had left. The fan just walked in very casually and said something to me and then walked out. There was no scuffle, there was no aggression at all.’ Declining to divulge what the fan said exactly, Beckham added: ‘That was a very personal conversation. He didn’t comment on the performance. He walked in and said: “Hello”.’
Um … this kind of breach of security is pretty scary. Who knows what kind of nutjob could’ve wandered into the locker room. I understand security escorted the guy out of the stadium and let him go … HELLO!? He could’ve been a psycho! But, fortunately, nothing bad happened … so we can focus on these amazing pictures of the Becks/Princes sandwich. They all look pretty damn good in their fancy English suits. These guys should hang out together more often.
Lovebirds Britney Spears and Jason Trawick stepped out on the town yesterday afternoon to do a bit of shopping and eating in Calabasas, CA and despite lookin’ a bit worse for the wear (but really now, when don’t they look a bit wrecked?) the couple looked SO MUCH IN LOVE … or something like that. First, Britwick made their way to Williams-Sonoma to pick up a few household essentials and then they grabbed a bite to eat at the local Red Robin eatery:
I understand that Britwick caused quite a stir at Red Robin … so much so that they had to be escorted from the venue by police escort. All in all … sounds like a pretty run-of-the-mill Saturday afternoon for our dear Britwick. Love them!!
Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the famed Jackson family, is speaking publicly for the first time — since the sudden death of her son Michael Jackson shocked the world just about a year ago on June 25 — in a new interview with the British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror. It should be clarified that Katherine‘s interview is meant the promote a new book that she has published titled Never Can Say Goodbye which is an intimate look at MJ‘s life in photos culled together by Katherine herself. Here are a few excerpts from Katherine‘s new interview with The Daily Mirror:
The world remembers its biggest superstar… and three children mourn the father they adored. Nearly one year on from the death of Michael Jackson, his mother Katherine talks today for the first time about bringing up his daughter and two sons – and how the family still struggle with their private grief. His daughter Paris, 12, has turned her bedroom into a shrine to her “Daddy”, where she is surrounded by his photographs. And his boys Prince, 13, and eightyear-old Blanket bravely talk about wanting to make him proud – and then lapse into silent moments, when they are missing him. All three spend hours listening to their father’s hits. Katherine says: “They don’t have any friends. They don’t go to school, they have private lessons at home – but that will change in September, when they are due to enrol at private college. But they have their cousins and aunts and uncles around them constantly, and that’s helped them immensely. “To them, it’s normal, it’s the life they have known. They have a certain time to go to bed, then they get up and get dressed for lessons. They practise karate and swim, which they love. It is 80-year-old Katherine’s first interview since her son died of suspected cardiac arrest at his Beverly Hills home on June 25 last year. “Each one of them is like Michael in a certain way,” she says. “It has been a daily battle to cope with our huge loss” … It is his daughter, she reveals, who is showing real musical talent – and who expresses her sadness in the most poignant way. “I wanted to hang pictures of flowers or ballerinas in Paris’s room, the sort of things I expected a girl would like,” Katherine says. “But she went into a closet and she brought out seven or eight pictures of Michael, and she told me, ‘No, I want daddy hanging in my room’. So she goes to bed looking at him and wakes up looking at him. She said, ‘I always want to be able to see him’. Paris has that lovely way, just like him, and I see his talent in her. Whatever she does, she is very good at it. She’s a good artist, she plays the piano and she wants to be an actress. Prince is serious about a lot of things. He wants to be a camera-man or produce movies. “He is dedicated to that, like Michael was. And Blanket is very playful, like Michael was” … recently Katherine’s husband Joe – accused of being a brutal father – claimed that she was to blame for Michael’s death, because she refused to tell him to change his lifestyle. Michael would have listened to her if she had intervened, Joe complained, because he was a mummy’s boy. Katherine always kept her own counsel, but she has compiled a book of family pictures and anecdotes that, she says, will tell the truth about Michael and, hopefully, silence the malicious gossip.
“Michael was so misunderstood,” she says. “I treasure my memories of him and wanted to share them with his fans in my book. I remember when he brought gifts for me – a watch, a necklace and a ring. I’ll never forget how he smiled when I opened each one. He was so generous. I want the world to know that real Michael Jackson – a loving person. “Many doubt that, because of the child molestation accusation falsely laid on him, but in truth it was just greedy people after money. The first child, Jordan Chandler, whose father accused Michael, ended up saying he regretted not getting a chance to say sorry to Michael. Then the father committed suicide – I think his conscience was bothering him.” One year on, with Michael’s doctor Conrad Murray facing charges of involuntary manslaughter, Katherine also says she has never accepted that her son died of natural causes. “He was too young for that. I heard from people that he was taking prescription drugs but I never saw my son in any way drugged… he was always himself. If I could see him again, I would want to know one thing, ‘Who did this to you?’” … Now, they are preparing to gather again – this time sombrely at Michael’s grave, in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Los Angeles, for his own poignant anniversary. It has been, Katherine says, a year of such sorrow, demanding extraordinary strength from the family … Katherine says: “I hope that the next year will be better for us all. Michael’s death brought us closer and I want us to be even closer still. I know Michael would have wanted that, too.”
While it is very interesting to hear from mama Katherine herself, this interview (which can be read in full HERE) doesn’t really shed that much light on any new information. She did reveal that the kids will be going to school for the first time ever this September, I sincerely hope it is a smooth transition for each of them. In case you’re interested, Katherine‘s book Never Can Say Goodbye can be ordered from THIS official Jackson website.
So … what do y’all think of this new interview? Do any of y’all find it interesting or insightful?
Pink reader Julie happened upon the SoCal set of Dexter (which is currently in production of their 5th season) and managed to snap an interesting not-really-spoilery photo of a prop FBI truck parked in front of Dexter Morgan‘s house on the show:
Now, it’s impossible to know the context of this photo but I think it’s safe to say — based on the SHOCKING events that occurred in the season 4 finale of the show — that Dexter (played by Michael C. Hall) will have to answer some tough questions from the FBI. I am SO excited that season 5 is finally in production … cuz that means we are that much closer to the return of all new eps on Showtime later this year! Woot!
Last night Darion and I made our way to the Steve Allen Theater here in LA to attend the opening night performance of Mary Lynn Rajskub‘s new one woman show Mary Lynn Spreads Her Legs. Darion and I saw her do a stand-up comedy show at M Bar a couple of years ago so we were really looking forward to gettin’ our yuks from MLR last night … and boy did we ever. The show is utterly fantastic and … surprisingly touching and poignant, too:
The show is all about Mary Lynn‘s pregnancy and subsequent relationship with her now husband Matthew Rolph and very funnily details all of the pitfalls that Mary Lynn endured by becoming a new mom. I don’t want to spoil the show for you in case you get to see it but … I wouldn’t let MLR babysit your child … unless you DON’T own an oven. As I said, the show is riotously funny (tho, I could go a lifetime without every hearing MLR utter the words “tight pussy” ever again) and then shockingly poignant and very, very touching. Mary Lynn is able to switch instantaneously from a funny bit to a quiet and sentimental one. We were so impressed and entertained. Mary Lynn will be performing her one-woman show Mary Lynn Spreads Her Legs at the Steve Allen Theater every weekend all Summer long, thru the end of October! Click HERE to get tix for this show … YOU MUST SEE IT!
We got to chat with her for a bit after the show, she was a total sweetheart … it’s always so nice getting to chat with her :D
After the show, Darion and I were invited to the Friends and Family soft opening night of a new bar on Hollywood Blvd. called Loaded. D’s friend Tara’s boyfriend PJ is part owner so we were happy to show up and lend our support (and get some free drinks, too). After the jump, check out some of our pics from the bar … More »
Zoe Saldana is 32, Robin Tunney (The Craft, Empire Records, The Mentalist) is 38, Brian Vander Ark of the Verve Pipe is 46, Paula Abdul is 48, Ann Wilson of Heart is 60, Phylicia Rashad is 62 and Gena Rowlands is 80 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Kelly sends in an adorable photo of her two daughters Ava Sofia (who is 2) and Sydney Colleen (who is only days old) wishing their daddy a Happy Father’s Day — Lisa from Bethlehem, PA sends in the CUTEST photo of her six week old baby boy Eli giving a big stretch — Sarah sends in a photo with her fellow Class of 2010 graduates from the Texas Tech UniversityHealth Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in Lubbock, TX — Diana sends in a fun photo of an all girls trip to Las Vegas to celebrate BFF Christina‘s 25th birthday at Vanity nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino — Faith sends in a photo of her niece who is in a contest to win a photoshoot with Detroit photographer Dave Lamarand … I think we should all go HERE and LIKE Dave‘s Facebook page and then leave an amazing comment under her photo HERE:
What a fantastic batch of photos! Thank you all so much for taking the time to send them in and share with all of us. Please folks, keep ‘em coming! I need more, more, more!!
Extra special love goes out to dear friends Julie and Vince who welcomed the birth of their first child earlier this week:
Baby Flynn came into this world at a hearty 9lbs and she couldn’t be more beautiful :D
Illustrious actress Amanda Bynes — who has starred in such films as What A Girl Wants, She’s the Man, Hairspray and Sydney White and TV shows like The Amanda Show, All That and What I Like About You — has, at the tender age of 24, announced her retirement on her official Twitter account. The official announcement is very light on deets … it suggests that she is retiring from acting altogether but it remains to be seen if she is also retiring from the public eye. Here are the retirement tweets posted by Amanda early this morning:
I’ve never written the movies & tv shows I’ve been apart of I’ve only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play / Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem / If I don’t love something anymore I stop doing it / I don’t love acting anymore so I’ve stopped doing it / I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I’ve #retired
And there you have it, folks … the end of an era. I have to say, I like Amanda Bynes a lot. I think she is a cute actress and I generally enjoy the movies she does … you know, when they come on cable and I’ve got nothing better to do. To be honest, I’m not really her target audience so … that’s pretty good, I think. Anyways … this retirement announcement may seem like it came out of the blue … but if you follow Amanda on Twitter, you know that she is totally random. This is the tweet she posted just before she announced her retirement:
I like black men I’m very attracted to them just fyi
I only smile if I’m happy if you catch me smiling I’m happy / Happy June 15th :) / i have love for everybody I follow or don’t follow if you’re good news :) / keep your love you never know if you’ll find another one / coincidences exist for sure, sometimes I think God makes coincidences to show us fate exists since some things can’t be explained / I’m changing my name back to @AmandaBynes pretty soon on twitter fyi / I’m your original girl so I like being called an OG it’s sweet
And on and on. Amanda has not tweeted a single thing since she announced her retirement … so it’s possible she has also retired from Twitter. Whatever the case may be, it might be nice to pour one out for Amanda‘s acting a career should she actually follow thru with her declaration. I know I’m bummed there will never be a She’s the Man 2 but sometimes life is cruel.
Soooo … what do y’all think of Amanda’s retirement announcement?
Superman Returns star Brandon Routh and his wife Courtney Ford (who played sneaky journalist with a secret Christine Hill on season 3 of Dexter) paid a visit to the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV last night to attend a performance of the newest Cirque du Soleil show called Vivia Elvis. As you may know, Viva Elvis is based on the iconic music of the King of Rock and Roll himself Elvis Presley and has been wowing audiences since it opened last December. Here are a couple photos of Brandon and Courtney with some of the Viva Elvis cast, including singer Toscha Comeaux and dancer Miguel Perez:
I have been DYING to see Viva Elvis myself! I’m such a huge Cirque du Soleil fan, I can’t even tell you. David and I got to see KOOZÅ when it was here in LA last November and we had an absolute blast. Every time we go to Vegas we try and set aside a night so we can see a new Cirque show … Viva Elvis is deffo next on our list. I understand Brandon and Courtney had a blast … I can’t wait til I can experience this fun show for myself. Have any of y’all seen Viva Elvis yet? If so, did you love?
Last November we saw photos from the set of the so-called Facebook movie titled The Social Network and today we get our first look at the first promo poster released from the film. As you may (or may not) know, The Social Network stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones (among others) and tells the tale of the creation of the online behemoth known as Facebook and chronicles the highs and lows of getting the small social networking site online … and its subsequent growth into the Internet giant it has become. And so … here is the poster:
Columbia Pictures has provided ComingSoon.net with the poster for director David Fincher’s The Social Network, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Joe Mazzello and Rashida Jones. A teaser site for the film has also launched HERE. Written and produced by Aaron Sorkin, the October 1st release is about the creation of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg created the site in 2004 at Harvard during his sophomore year. It now has over 400 million members worldwide. Eisenberg is playing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Timberlake plays Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook’s founding president; and Garfield plays Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who fell out with Zuckerberg over money.
Considering that Facebook has grown so large that is is actually challenging Google for Internet supremacy, I can understand how a movie about the site’s creation might be interesting to some people. You may not believe this but I’m not a huge Facebook user (Twitter is more my style) so I don’t quite get all the hoopla over the site but I might be down with checking out this movie. It’s kinda crazy that we live in an age where movies are now being made about websites … it’s so weird. That being said, when are they going to start production of the Twitter movie? Now that’s something I’d totes be down with seeing. Any Facebook fans out there itching to see The Social Network? Is this your kind of thing?
Angelina Jolie, in her role as UN Goodwill Ambassador, made her way to Ecuador this week to visit with refugees there for the first time since she visited the area about 8 years ago. Ecuador has received an influx of refugees due to the horrors going on in Colombia and Angelina decided to make a trip there to assess the situation so she can report back to the United Nations as well as bring some attention to the plight of the refugees there:
Angelina Jolie left Brad Pitt at home with their brood in LA to spend time with refugee children in northern Ecuador this week. The UN Goodwill Ambassador, who was dressed in a white vest and jeans, visited a local daycare centre where she shared a laugh with little ones while playing with a toy set. The Wanted actress is drawing attention to the plight of thousands who fled the conflict in Colombia to start a new life on the other side of the Ecuadorian-Colombian border. Jolie, who turned 35 on June 4, was reunited with a Columbian mother she first met eight years ago during her first visit to Lago Agrio, the capital of Sucumbios province. The actress said: ‘At that time she had a lot of hope for her future. She was recently treated for cancer. She still holds on to hope’ … ‘It’s been eight years since I was last here and UNHCR’s presence has grown considerably,’ Jolie told Ecuadorian reporters. ‘They are going into the thickest parts of the jungle to reach the refugees, who are living in very remote locations and in desperate conditions,’ she added. ‘I wanted to come back and meet with vulnerable people and focus on violence against women and unaccompanied minors. I am so happy to be able to reconnect with some familiar faces, refugees I had met with during my 2002 trip,’ she concluded. It is the latest of many mercy missions for the mother-of-six, who has visited Syria, Bosnia and Haiti in the last few months alone.
I continue to be impressed with Angelina‘s level of commitment to her work as UN Goodwill Ambassador. No matter what she’s got going on in her extremely bizzy personal and professional life, she always makes time to devote her time and energy to visiting affected areas of the world to shine the light of awareness on some very troubled situations. We are all very lucky to never truly understand how horrible the conditions are for the refugees of the world but I feel that as long as folks as famous as Angelina Jolie stay committed to informing us on what is going on, we can at least have some sense of the pain and suffering that our fellow man suffers thru on a daily basis while we live in absolute luxury. I absolutely commend her continued work as UN Goodwill Ambassador and hope that she continues to devote her time and energy to the cause. Even if we never think about these particular people again, I know that some bit of what they are going thru will be kept and remembered in people’s hearts and minds. Maybe that seed will grow and new ways of giving aid will sprout. If you would like to donate and help in any way you can, you can do so HERE.
Initial filming production has officially gotten underway on the Hawaiian set of the upcoming sequel film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as a couple of on set photos have made their way to Twitter … courtesy of Jerry Bruckheimer and his official Twitter account. These first photos don’t show much but they are a sign that things are starting to happen on set and that Pirates 4 will soon become a reality:
Jerry Bruckheimer has taken it to his Twitter to inform that the principal photography for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” has been kicked off on Thursday, June 17 in Hawaii. Along with the announcement, the producer has posted several on-set pics … [T]wo shots capture the chairs for the crew and cast members, with one of shots revealing the possible logo of the movie. Johnny Depp, who is set to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, has not been spotted on the set. In this fourth installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise, he will share screen with new cast members such as Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Sam Claflin and Stephen Graham. The story will follow the eccentric pirate as he tries to find the fountain of youth. Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott provide the script while Walt Disney Pictures has set May 20, 2011 as the day when this action comedy flick will be distributed in the U.S.
I know there are a great many folks out there who are very excited that the salty Johnny Depp will be reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow so this is very likely good knows for those peeps. I, for one, have enjoyed the Pirates films — some more than others — and while I’m not chomping at the bit for another Pirates film, I think I can get on board again if it turns out alright. It’s very early in production but you know how these things go … it won’t be long until we see something more substantial from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Are YOU excited?
I’ve heard from a few Pink readers who ventured to Universal Studios in Orlando, FL today to check out the new attraction and I’m hearing that the wait time just to get in is at about 6 hours long! I can’t wait to visit the park myself but … I think I’m gonna wait until the hub-bub dies down a bit. Still, it’s a pretty cool notion to know that at last … the world of Harry Potter actually exists somewhere in our world. Magic happens … and apparently it happens in Orlando, FL. If any of y’all do get inside … make sure you let us know how it is!
The one and only PRINCE joined funk legend and friend Larry Graham on stage tonight at B.B. Kings in New York City. We were told by a few funkenbabies that Prince looked faboosh and was in a great mood, and was moving in his seat all night before joining the bassmaster. Here is a cut of the funk. If it gets taken down, don’t blame us. We are just trying to share the funk as we want to “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” and hope you enjoy it!-Dr.FB
I just love when Prince pops up and does stuff like this. It’s a shame the audio quality of this video isn’t better but the video quality is pretty ace. Prince looks good. I got to see Larry Graham open for Prince on tour a few years ago … but it’s nice to see them playing on the stage together now. Dang, it would’ve been pretty damn cool to at B.B. King to see this live.
Almost one year after his untimely death, Billboard magazine is featuring Michael Jackson on the cover of their new issue. The magazine is paying homage to MJ‘s 50 Top Hits and reveals his most successful single according to the Billboard charts … and you may be very surprised to find out which of his many songs is his most successful (it ain’t Billie Jean or Thriller). Here is MJ‘s Billboard cover and some deets from the coverstory:
In the days, weeks and months following his death on June 25, 2009, from drug-related cardiac arrest, a popular reclaiming of Jackson as a beloved, once-in-a-lifetime musical genius took hold. While cable-news pundits endlessly pored over the tawdry circumstances of his demise, millions of fans new and old simply shrugged their shoulders and happily popped in their “Thriller” CDs. In July, Jackson regained his spot at the top of the Billboard sales charts, moving 422,000 units in the week after his death alone–to date, the Jackson catalog has sold 9 million copies in the year since he passed, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Spontaneously, kids from Bed-Stuy to Beijing were seen sporting bootleg “Thriller” T-shirts and blaring “Billie Jean” as if it were 1983 and Reagan was in the White House. In the fall, the film of Jackson’s rehearsals for the mocked This Is It tour became the highest-grossing concert movie of all time, earning $72 million at the U.S. box office, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. (The soundtrack to “This Is It,” Sony Music’s only release of new Jackson material since his death, has sold 1.6 million copies.) In March, the Jackson estate, led by co-executors John Branca and John McClain, signed a 10-album, $250 million deal with Sony that will include the release of a collection of previously unreleased tracks, set for November, as well as repackages of Jackson’s 1979 solo breakthrough, “Off the Wall,” and his 1987 album, “Bad.” One month later, Cirque du Soleil, which had created the Beatles’ show “Love” to great acclaim, announced it would produce both a touring and permanent show based on Jackson’s music.
The coverstory article can be read in full HERE … but just to spoil a bit, MJ‘s most successful Billboard hit was the song Say, Say, Say — his duet with Paul McCartney. Click HERE to see the full ranking list of MJ‘s 50 Top Hits. It’s kinda crazy to think that we are coming up on the one year anniversary of MJ‘s death … and yet, he continues to make headlines. Michael Jackson, it would seem, is destined to live on forever in much the same way that Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley do. He might be even bigger … after all, there is still that treasure trove of unreleased Michael Jackson music that has yet to be released. Who knows, in a few years Billboard may have to amend this list of 50 Top Hits with the addition of a few new songs.
In order to promote the release of the new Scissor Sisters album Night Work (due out on June 29), frontman Jake Shears decided to post a cheeky personal ad on the gay escort site Rentboy.com (link NSFW). Coupled with some clever stats, this new escort ad features a few sexy cameraphone photos of Mr. Shears in almost all his glory … behold:
How’s this for the power of Rentboy? The site has become so popular that major label artists are now promoting their album releases on the site! Scissor Sister’s front man Jake Shears placed his own escort ad on Rentboy.com at www.rentboy.com/nightwork today. The ad promotes his new album NIGHTWORK (coming out June 28th on Polydor/Universal) and includes erotic photos snapped by bandmate Baby Daddy from his cell phone. Jake lists his talents as “go-go dancing and stripping” and his “out rate” as $11.99, or the price of the new album on i-Tunes. The band launched their 26-city world tour this week. At concerts, they’re distributing Scissor Sisters “cash money” from confetti guns, with the slogan “Make Some Cash, Fuck the Rich.” When held up to the light the money reads www.scissorsisters.com/xxx. That site leads fans to Jake Shears’ rentboy profile.
So, I’ve been working a little birthday plan for myself for the past few days but until I got the whole thing sorted out I didn’t want to say anything for fear of jinxing my plans … but after getting a few of the really big things sorted, I can now reveal that I will be jetting off to Paris, France in a few weeks to see Tori Amos live in concert at the Olympia Hall on July 19. Even better, my best friend Sarah will be coming with me! She and I have been talking about this crazy, last-minute scheme and decided to go for it:
This will be Sarah’s first international trip and my third visit to the City of Lights. I can’t even explain how excited I am to see Tori — IN PARIS! As you may recall, I spent some time recently reminiscing about Tori‘s Plugged ’98 tour and it was all of that reminiscing that inspired me to do this trip. Sarah and I scored great tickets for the show, reasonable plane tickets and … away we will go!! I’m thrilled that I’ll be here in SoCal for my actual birthday on the 12 but the following weekend, I jet off to Detroit to meet up with Sarah and from there we’re off to Paris for the long weekend. It’s nuts, I know … but I haven’t been all that excited about turning another year older. At least now, I’m actually looking forward to my birthday. Tori, here we come!!
In more local travel news, Darion and I will be going to Silverlake tonight to see Mary Lynn Rajskub do a one woman show called Mary Lynn Spreads her Legs at the Steve Allen Theater tonight:
I just love Ms. Rasjkub so I am super jazzed to see her on stage tonight. If you would like to attend, you can buy tickets for tonight’s show HERE. Mary Lynn will be doing future shows at the Steve Allen Theater here in LA … trust me, you’re gonna wanna see her live :D
Silkk The Shocker is 35, Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men is 39, Isabella Rossellini is 58 and Paul McCartney & Roger Ebert are 68 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
As a long time fan of A&F (I know, so sue me) I am very familiar with the Abercrombie catalog and I am (not really so) proud to say that I own every issue of A&F Quarterly (including the international version which was sold only at the A&F store in London, England in 2008). While it is true that there is some nudity in the publication (and not really many photos of models actually waring A&F clothing), I do love that all of the photographs are shot by one of my fave photographers Bruce Weber. So … I will deffo be getting a copy when the newest issue of A&F Quarterly becomes available next month. After the jump, get your first look at the cover of the new issue and find out how YOU can get your copy … More »
Our beloved Jake Gyllenhaal busted out his insanely hot good lucks here in SoCal last night in support of the 2010 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers basketball team … here are a few pics of Jakey poo making his exit from the Dan Tana’s eatery in West Hollywood, CA last night on his way to the Staples Center to root for the Lakers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals last night:
You know what, I’m just gonna go ahead and say it … the LA Lakers won last night because Jake Gyllenhaal is so hot. There, done. And now you know :D
You know, I gotta say … wow. Lindsay looks damn good in this backless outfit. The genie pants are a bit much but at least she’s got an excuse to wear them. I love the backless top, tho. See … sobriety does wonders for one’s disposition. Now about her new assistant … TMZ reports that the lucky dude was hastily found after her first assistant quit … and it sounds like things are not working out very well. After the jump, find out what Lindsay‘s new male personal assistant looks like when he’s working … More »
He’s still lookin’ purdy, I see. It’s nice to know that Chace‘s recent brush with the law hasn’t appeared to harden him too much. As you may recall, it was reported that if convicted of his crime Chace could face up to 6 months in jail for misdemeanor marijuana possession … which is so not cool. It looks like Chace is just trying to have as good a time as he can in London before he has to return home to Texas to face the judge. Party up, Chace! Have fun while you still can.
Rapper extraordinaire Snoop Dogg has revealed himself to be such a huge fan of the HBO series True Blood that he has written a song entitled Oh Sookie in tribute to the show’s main protagonist. Here is our first look at a few screencaps from the just-released music video for Oh Sookie:
I mean … how effing cool is Snoop Dogg? While normal fans just pant and squeal over promo photos and videos of True Blood, Snoop went and wrote a song and filmed a music video in tribute to his fave TV series. That’s dedication, y’all. So … you wanna see the vid? Check it out in full, after the jump … More »
Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are “taking a break,” a source tells UsMagazine.com. The two announced their engagement in February 2009. Bilson, 28, flashed a ringless finger to Us on the red carpet of the Take No Prisoners event in L.A. Wednesday night. When asked how wedding plans were going, she said, “No, no plans” and pointed to her bare hand. “No nothing.” The source says the couple — who co-starred in 2008 action flick Jumper — are “taking about a month off” and will then revisit their relationship to decide if they should stay together. The break began about two weeks ago, the source adds.
Yeah … these two … they are not getting married. They’ve been so weird as a couple since they got secretly engaged, I never once believed they would actually make it down the aisle. The couple, RayDen as I love to call them, are never ever seen together. I mean, I’m all for privacy but … when you never see a high profile couple together, there has to be something wrong. The fact that Rachel is no longer wearing the ring seems like a pretty good indication that the wedding is off. It’s always sad when a couple breaks up or, should I say, goes on a “break” but considering how these two never really seemed like a genuine couple to me … it’s hard to feel the loss. What do y’all think … are you sad that RayDen are practically dunzo?
Congratulations are in order for the Los Angeles Lakers for their big win last night to take the 2010 NBA Championship … for the 16th time in the storied career of the franchise. The Lakers battled their arch-nemeses Boston Celtics in 7 games but managed to squeeze out a win last night to win their second NBA Championship in row!
The Los Angeles Lakers captured their 16th championship title as Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol paced the attack with a nail-biting victory over the Boston Celtics. Bryant scored 23 points and Spain’s Gasol had 19 points and 18 rebounds for the Lakers who rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Boston 83-79 in game seven, on Thursday. Forward Ron Artest finished with 20 points and five steals for the Lakers who avenged a 2008 finals loss to the Celtics and captured their second-straight championship title. “This is the sweetest,” said Bryant, who collected his fifth ring and was named MVP of the series. “It is the sweetest because it is against them (Celtics) and it is the hardest one by far.” It was a stunning turnaround from the first half for the Lakers in front of a boisterous crowd of 18,997 at Staples Center arena. “We did it with perseverance,” said Lakers coach Phil Jackson who won his 11th NBA championship ring. “I thought our defence was terrific. We were able to step in and play the kind of defence that we’ve established as kind of a calling for this team.” Bryant and his teammates struggled in the first half. Bryant scored just eight points as the Celtics led by six points, 40-34, at the half and 57-53 heading into the fourth of the defensive struggle. But the Lakers hung around long enough for Bryant to catch fire in the fourth quarter, sparking the offence outburst and dominating the rebounds under his own basket. “Tonight it (pressure) got the best of me,” Bryant said of his early struggles. “I wanted it so bad sometimes you want something so bad it slips away from you. “But my teammates picked me up and I can’t say enough about Spain (Gasol). That guy is unbelievable and we wouldn’t have won it without him.” The win was sweet redemption for the Lakers who still had a bitter after taste following their humiliating 2008 finals loss to the Celtics.
Now, I’m not a big basketball fan but I do enjoy rooting for my new home team (that is, when my beloved Detroit teams are no longer in the running) so I was happy to support the Lakers in the finals this year. OY! Last night’s game was so good, I couldn’t even watch most of it. I had to watch part 3 of The Real Housewives of NYC Reunion to keep my head from exploding with worry and excitement. I did watch the very end and, man, what a game. My hat is off to the Boston Celtics who made the Lakers WORK for this win … t