Archive for June 9th, 2010

Lindsay Lohan Shows Off Her SCRAM Bracelet By The Pool

Without a care in the world

While a bench warrant was being issued for the arrest of Lindsay Lohan yesterday (a warrant that was eventually recalled because L. Lo got bailed out by an industrious bail bondsman), she was bizzy doing a whole lotta nothing but lounging by the pool in Hollywood. Thanks to RadarOnline, we know that L. Lo decided not even to bother trying to cover up her SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet as she relaxed … she was just chillin’ like a villain like it was no thang:

Maybe tanning is her new coping mechanism? While a judge issued a bench warrant for her arrest on Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan looked worry-free as she lounged poolside in Hollywood. RadarOnline.com has the exclusive photos of her shockingly relaxing afternoon. The Mean Girls star, 23, smiled as she relaxed in a sexy, black one-piece swimsuit that accentuated her long legs, cleavage, and SCRAM bracelet. With a friend and little sister Ali nearby, Lindsay unwound while reading what looked to be a script.

Lest you think that Lindsay spent all of her time sitting poolside while her legal drama was unfolding, there are other photos of her doing other activities as well. Check out a photo of Lindsay engaged in a different poolside activity yesterday, after the jump … More »

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Bradley Cooper Chills With Fans In NYC

A-Plus

Bradley Cooper spent some time to meet and greet fans in Rockefeller Plaza today after his appearance on The Today Show. The Coopster is doing promo for the release of his new film The A-Team, which hits theaters this Friday, which means he had plenty of time to make as many fans happy as possible:


Believe it or not but I’m hearing nothing but good things about The A-Team, y’all. I know many of us (me included) have had our doubts as to whether this movie remake of the classic 80′s TV series would work or not but according to early reviews … it’s good. I will have to see the film for myself to make a personal determination but I’m happy to hear that it’s being well-received. The trailers I’ve seen make the film look crazy fun … here’s hoping that is actually the case. And if I have to be forced to spend 2 hours staring at Bradley Cooper than so be it. Ah yes, such is life.

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Celebs Invade The Monte Carlo Television Festival

On Monday we saw a few super hawt photos of Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder lookin’ all suave and shizz at the 2010 Monte Carlo Television Festival … today we get to see that a whole slew of other US TV stars have also made their way to participate at the fest in Monte Carlo … here are a few of the attendees mugging for the cameras on the red carpet:


As you can see, Ian was joined by his VD castmates Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesleynewlywed Jane Lynch took some time away from her honeymoon to represent GleeMorena Baccarin, Scott Wolf and Elizabeth Mitchell repped V … and Simon Baker, The Mentalist himself, was in the hiz as well. It’s fun to see so many of my fave TV stars altogether in one place … this Monte Carlo TV Festival looks like a good time for TV fans. Something tells me that these celebs who have been flown into Monte Carlo are having themselves a good time too.

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The 2010 NewNowNext Awards Are Handed Out

But you'll have to wait to June 17 to find out who won

Celebs of varying degree made their way to The Edison in downtown LA last night attend the taping of LOGO TV‘s 2010 NewNowNext Awards, which will air on LOGO on June 17th. Altho we don’t yet know who won what, we do know who showed up at last night and some of what went down … read on:

Logo’s third annual “NewNowNext Awards” made its mark for the first time in Los Angeles last night with high caliber celebrities and breakthrough stars-in-the-making, proving Logo is at the forefront of pop culture. Co-hosted by Niecy Nash and Cheyenne Jackson, the show premieres Thursday, June 17 at 10/9c on Logo. The show featured appearances including Paula Abdul, Mena Suvari, Kylie Minogue, Carmen Electra, Kelly Osbourne, Johnny Weir, DJ Jesus Luz and musical performances by Little Boots, Shontelle, Dan Black and Agnes. The “NewNowNext Awards 2010″ rocked hot spot the Edison in downtown Los Angeles last night. Cheyenne Jackson kicked off the evening with a jazzy crooner parodying award show openings as co-host Nash crashed the stage declaring, “Take it all in, bitches!” In-house DJ Jesus Luz kept the audience moving to the beats of tomorrow as RuPaul, the world’s most famous drag queen and host of the hit series “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” announced the evening’s first award: the “OMFG Internet Award,” honoring what’s sure to be the next, online viral hit. The evening’s momentum continued as actress Aisha Tyler introduced the “Most Addictive Reality Star” award followed by actress Carmen Electra introducing Little Boots, the evening’s first musical act. Little Boots proved her talent was far from “little” with her larger-than-life performance of the groundbreaking hits “Remedy” and “New in Town.” Actor/Comedian Alec Mapa brought the laughs as he landed a giant smooch on Cheyenne Jackson during his introduction of the “Brink of Fame: Comic” award. Up next, actress Candis Cayne revealed the “Best Future Feature,” honoring the most anticipated film blockbuster of the season. The music performances continued as soulful Shontelle took to the stage for her network television debut with the passionate ballad, “Impossible.” The awards got “friggin’ awesome” as New Jersey’s most infamous pair, Snooki and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, joined Ross Matthews to introduce the “Cause You’re Hot” award. A trio of awards was up next as Actress Erin Cummings of the steamy series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” presented the “Brink of Fame: Actor,” honoring the red carpet darlings of tomorrow. Janice Dickinson served her fiercest runway walk as she introduced the most delicious award of the evening: “Best New Indulgence.” Nominees ranging from the “splits” from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” to the infamous cast of “Jersey Shore” made this award a morsel of guilty pleasure. Finally, actor Ryan McPartlin and actress Kristin Cavallari presented “Best Show You’re Not Watching” award … The evening wrapped with singer Kelly Osbourne and Johnny Weir presenting the final honor: “Brink of Fame: Music Artist” award, followed by an electrifying performance of “Release Me” by songstress Agnes in her network television debut. The results will be revealed Thursday, June 17, 2010 during the airing of the “NewNowNext Awards” 2010.

It sounds like it was a fun show … I can’t wait to find out who won what. LOGO‘s NewNowNext Awards are always so fun, they have some of the coolest awards … generally, handed out to the most deserving folks in pop culture. Make sure you tune in to LOGO on June 17 to find out if your fave pop culture celebs walked away with NNN Awards.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Gets Immortalized In Wax

Not too shabby

To celebrate the imminent start of the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa this month, Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, England unveiled a new waxwork exhibit statue in the likeness of Cristiano Ronaldo … behold:

Madame Tussauds in London unveiled a waxwork of Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday, to coincide with the start of upcoming World Cup. The waxwork depicts the world’s most expensive player wearing the new Portugal strip as he strikes his distinctive pre-free kick pose. The world-famous museum said the figure took four months to create and cost around 150,000 pounds (218,000 US dollars, 180,000 euros). “The World Cup is one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar so it’s fitting we’re welcoming one of soccer’s most exciting talents to the attraction to mark the occasion,” said Liz Edwards, the museum’s spokeswoman. “2010 is definitely a football crazy year here at Madame Tussauds London. We have been overwhelmed with public requests to feature Cristiano Ronaldo and he will join the attraction hot on the heels of fellow international star, Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard, who joined the attraction in February.”

Except for the fact that this wax statue doesn’t look quite tan enough to adequately represent Ronaldo‘s crispy color, I think this statue is a pretty good tribute. While it’s not as fantastic a likeness as Helen Mirren‘s wax statue (which was unveiled last month and looks almost better than the real thing) it’s pretty close … I think this statue looks a bit more like an older, more mature brother to Cristiano rather than the footballer himself. Still … it’s impressive … and it’s a helluva lot better looking than that creepy statue that was erected in Madrid, Spain back in February in honor of Ronaldo. I like this statue … do you?

[Photo credit: Wireimage; Source]

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‘O’ Yeah

The TV Guide

Last night David and I joined Adriana and some of her friends for a celebratory birthday dinner at Red O restaurant in West Hollywood, CA. Adriana, who is a huge foodie, is a fan of chef Rick Bayless so she was really excited to try out his newest restaurant. The food was superb, the drinks were fantastic and the company was utterly fabulous:


It was so great getting to celebrate with Adriana … we had a blast. She flies home to Detroit, MI for the next week but we are hoping to see more of each other when she gets back.

Tonight, I’m meeting up with my dear Ollie and her bf Caleb for a belated birthday dinner in her honor. I cannot even express how fun it is to spend so much time celebrating with friends … I can’t wait for tonight!

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Shania divorced, 'Fright Night' being remade, A new Muppets movie on the way
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‘True Blood’ Season 3 Premieres In Hollywood

The homestretch

We are just 4 days away from the season 3 premiere of True Blood on HBO but last night, here in Hollywood, CA, the cast convened at the ArcLight Theater to premiere the first two eps of the season in a lavish celebration. Here are a few photos from the red carpet arrivals last night:


We’ve already seen all the promo posters, all the preview videos and the entire mini-series of A Drop of True Blood … the time for foreplay is over! Last night’s premiere signals that HBO is ready to show off the new season of True Blood … and I can hardly wait. With less than a week of waiting left, we will get back into the swing of weekly doses of True Blood. I’m so ready already … are you?

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Rihanna Does ‘Elle’ Magazine

"Every woman has that strength that is undeniable ... It’s just us."

Rihanna, who is currently touring the world with her Last Girl on Earth World Tour, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Elle magazine. In her coverstory article, our girl Ri Ri talks about her latest album Rated R, her current boyfriend Matt Kemp (of the LA Dodgers) and all the drama she endured over the last year. Here is our first look at Rihanna‘s Elle magazine cover and some excerpts from her coverstory interview:

On the album art for Rated R: “I wanted pictures that represented strength and fearlessness but still femininity—a strong woman who can be vulnerable. Every woman is made up of vulnerability and strength; no matter what race you are, no matter what you’ve been through in your life. Every woman has that strength that is undeniable, but we also have really big hearts. It’s just us.”

On her new beau: “I have a boyfriend. I’m so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family.”

On turning her dream of popstardom into reality: “If I were in Barbados still, I would be dreaming about this. I asked for it, and I love it, so why am I complaining? My first day on tour, I remember saying ‘I’m so tired—this is so much.’ Then I thought, What the fuck? You asked for this—you prayed to God to tour like Madonna.”

On designers she admires: “It’s clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me. I’m a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci—that was a big deal. I respect designers who aren’t afraid to go outside the box. I went to a Jean Paul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited. I thought, Okay, I can work that, for sure.”

On the past year: “A year ago, I was very confused. Because he was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives—not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him—it was either-or. I just didn’t want to feel the pain, the confusion.”

I gotta say, I really love that Rihanna is wearing LA Lakers colors on the cover of this magazine (who, I might add, defeated the Boston Celtics in game 3 of the NBA Finals taking a 2 games to 1 lead in the series). She looks great, she sounds great and I’m just loving her so much right now. I am SO excited to see her live on stage next month here in LA, I can’t even tell you. After the jump, check out a couple images from Rihanna‘s Elle magazine photospread … More »

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Zac Efron Steps Out Without Checking His Face

Whoopsie!

It appears that Zac Efron got a little overzealous with the make-up concealer (or whatever) before he stepped out last night to pick up a dessert beverage becuase homie got photographed with a big smear of schmutz on his face … how embarrassing!


Now I realize that it is Zac‘s job to make sure that he looks relatively put together whenever he ventures out into the public arena and that duty may require the use of make-up from time to time to smooth over those pesky natural imperfections … but damn boy, go easy on the Maybelline! To be fair, I’m not entirely sure that it’s make-up incorrectly applied to Zac‘s face but whatever it is, it ain’t pretty. It’s OK, Zac … mistakes like this happen to the best of us. Just make sure you check yourself twice after your next facial.

[Photo credit: X17]

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David Beckham: Comic Book Hero

The 'Fame' game

Soccer superhero David Beckham will be featured in his very own comic book published by Bluewater Productions (who have previously published comic books on First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and more) and today we get our first look at the comic book cover and some pages. Here are the 2 covers that will be made available when Fame: David Beckham hits comic book stores this September:

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have already had their lives told through a comic book and now it’s David Beckham’s turn. As Bluewater Productions have taken on the footballer as their next subject of their popular line of “Fame” bio comics, MTV gave the comic preview. “Fame: David Beckham” will arrive on shelves in September. The comic explores Beckham’s life “from his earliest days on the soccer field, when he dreamed of playing for Manchester United, to the challenges of his soccer days in the United States,” the official text of Bluewater’s latest “Fame” announced. Beckham has become the first sport star featured in a Bluewater comic. “Fame: David Beckham” is written by Pete Rogers with art by Pablo Martinena. On the project, Rogers said, “Working on the Beckham book was quite different from any other comic I’ve worked on to date.” “Telling someone’s real life story was quite a challenge, and I tried to find as many ways as possible to ensure that it was visually interesting and not just a case of ‘he did this and then he did that’,” Roger added about “Fame: David Beckham” which retails for $3.99.

Well it’s about damn time! When these Fame comic books started to get published, I thought that David Beckham would be the perfect subject for his own comic book. He’s lived such a colorful life, I always knew his story would be perfect for comic book pages. After the jump, check out some of the pages that will be included in this new David Beckham comic book — trust me, you’re gonna wanna check ‘em out … More »

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Photos From ‘The Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ Sex Tape Have Been Released

Photos that'll make you want to Staub your eyes out

Yesterday we learned the HORRIFYING news that Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub (née Beverly Ann Merrill) will be appearing in a sex tape to be released by Hustler Inc. and today we get our first look at the first terrifying images from that sex tape, courtesy of DanielleStaubRaw.com … behold:

Danielle Staub Sex Tape Coming Soon – Yes , Hustler is distributing a sex tape featuring Danielle Staub of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” infamy. The tape is 75 minutes long and features Danielle like you’ve never seen her before! Follow the reality television star with the party-girl past as she has a romp with a mystery man. You can buy this DVD starting June 14, but it’ll be available for online viewing soon!

Because of my intense love and respect for humanity, I shant post any of the more graphic images from the tape … I’ll leave that to y’all to punish yourselves with should you decide to feast your eyes on the actual tape. Ugh … you know, I used to feel sorry for Danielle because last season it appeared that all of the other NJ Housewives were ganging up on her just to be mean. She has been showing her true, crazy colors this season on the show and I cannot in good conscious endorse anything that she does. Nothing about the release of this sex tape is at all surprising to me. On the contrary, it’s horrifying. But, like it or not, it’s on the way … do YOU plan to check it out when it gets released next week?

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A Little Jake Gyllenhaal To Brighten The Day

Just because

Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted making his way out of a gym in Studio City, CA yesterday lookin’ happy as can be and flashing his trademark smile to any and everyone in his vicinity. Because I’m a sucker for Jakey poo‘s charms, I thought it would be nice to share Jake‘s happiness with all y’all:


Yeah, it doesn’t take much to make me happy … just a little Jake Gyllenhaal in the morning to get the day started right. It’s a shame, tho, that SoCal is covered in June Gloom clouds … if it had been sunny and hot yesterday, Jake might’ve felt the need to NOT wear this hoodie sweatshirt. Ah well … the long, hot days of Summer still lie ahead. Hopefully we’ll get to see more of smilin’ Jake wearing less.

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Another Warrant Has Been Issued For Lindsay Lohan’s Arrest; Her Bond Paid, She Remains Free

Uh Oh!

Er … remember that report that came out Tuesday about Lindsay Lohan‘s court-ordered SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet going off while she was partying at an MTV Movie Awards afterparty on Sunday night? Well, the judge overseeing her probation case (you know, the one who ordered that she wear the SCRAM bracelet in order to force her compliance with her punishment) got wind of Lindsay‘s SCRAM troubles and immediately issued a new bench warrant for her arrest! It looks like Lindsay is going to get her ass hauled into court to stand before the judge and explain what triggered her SCRAM bracelet to go off while she partied on Sunday night:

Lindsay Lohan is a wanted woman — Judge Marsha Revel has just issued a bench warrant for her arrest, and it’s all about the SCRAM. Bail has been forfeited for the previous hearing. The new bail has been set at $200,000. There are 5 violations, according to the judge. Lindsay’s SCRAM bracelet generated a report to SCRAM officials sometime after the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night. Sources say the SCRAM data shows evidence of alcohol.

Naturally, Lindsay felt compelled to offer more explanations/excuses about her SCRAM bracelet woes on her official Twitter profile, she tweeted:

My scram wasn’t set off. / My scram wasn’t set off-Its physically impossible considering I’ve nothing for it to go off-All of these false resports are absolutely wrong / This is all because of a FALSE accusation by tabloids& paparazzi& it is fucking digusting- I’ve been more than I’m compliance &feeling great / it’s from the light up bracelet Johnny put on me-also, they can check probation records for alcohol as i got tested YESTERDAY / oh, fyi i have never heard of any sort of “curfew” at all.. so this is all news to me… i always upload my scram / how insane are these accusations?! / i did not violate anything .. at all

Now, it is entirely possible that L. Lo‘s SCRAM bracelet suffered a malfunction because we all know that technology isn’t always perfect … that being said, it’s kinda hard to give the girl the benefit of the doubt considering her track record. We do not know for sure what information the judge has to go on but we do know that a bench warrant has been issued for Lindsay Lohan‘s arrest — that’s some serious biz, y’all. I suspect we’ll know soon what is going on. I hope for Lindsay‘s sake this truly is all a misunderstanding … I find it very hard to believe that her judge will be very sympathetic and lenient if it turns out that L. Lo violated her probation by ingesting alcohol or any unauthorized controlled substance. We shall see …

UPDATE: Mere moments after this bench warrant was issued for Lindsay‘s arrest late Tuesday afternoon, 10% of her elevated bail of $200,000 was paid by by a bail bondsman and the arrest warrant was recalled. As a result, Lindsay remains free and out of police custody. I understand, tho, that if she slips up again (ie. if her SCRAM bracelet goes off again) she will likely be arrested and thrown into jail without bond. Speaking to Gossip Cop, L. Lo offers more explanation concerning her SCRAM probs:

Following an emergency meeting in her chambers earlier today, Judge Marsha Revel issued an arrest warrant for Lindsay Lohan because of an alleged violation of the actress’s bail conditions. Reportedly, Lohan’s alcohol monitoring bracelet was triggered on Sunday night. In fact, a source in the D.A. office told Gossip Cop that the meeting was being held because of an “alleged violation with alcohol use.” “At this time, the court finds she was in violation of the conditions of her bail,” Judge Revel later determined after meeting with prosecutor Danette Meyers and Lohan’s attorney Shawn Chapman Holley. But Lohan vehemently denies violating the conditions. The “Mean Girls” star tells Gossip Cop exclusively, “It’s just so untrue and unfair. I haven’t touched any alcohol or anything of the sort.” Lohan remains free on bail, and is set to appear in court again on July 6.

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