Popstar Rihanna is the latest celeb to be immortalized in wax by the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in our nation’s capital city Washington DC. This new wax effigy of Ri Ri will be on display alongside other waxen luminaries like President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Madonna, Rosa Parks, The Jonas Brothers and Denzel Washington. Here is our first look at this tribute to Rihanna:
As with all wax statues … this statue could’ve been a disaster. I think they really got it right this time. The only thing that would make this version of Rihanna look like the real Rihanna would be if her hair were bright pink. If you get the forehead right, you get Rihanna right. Madame Tussaud’s really got the forehead right, don’t you think?
In the opening scene of the new season of Mad Men, an interviewer asks Draper, “Who is Don Draper?” Rather than confess the truth — that he’s a flimflam man who fabricated his whole identity from a dead Korean War officer and built his entire life on a lie en route to a Madison Avenue advertising career — Draper merely takes a drag on his cigarette. “I’m from the Midwest,” he says. “We were taught it’s not polite to talk about yourself.” In a sense, Mad Men is Weiner’s attempt to figure out this question for himself. He has created an elaborate pageant of American fantasies — guys and dolls who look like they have it all, even when their private worlds are complete frauds. The advertising wizards of Mad Men swagger through the office, knock back cocktails, knock back lovers. They live out JFK-era America’s tawdriest dreams, almost as if it’s a professional code — to sell these dreams to America, they have to experience them from the inside, with all their inherent betrayal and manipulation. After three seasons on AMC, a basic-cable network previously known for endless reruns of second-rate movies, Mad Men established a hold on America’s fantasy life like no show since The Sopranos. “The big question the show is trying to answer through Don has to do with identity,” Weiner says. “Who am I? — It’s only the biggest theme in all of Western literature.” To make it happen, Weiner assembled a cast he could relate to — veteran actors who had spent their careers toiling in relative obscurity. Jon Hamm, who plays Draper, had a few scenes in We Were Soldiers. January Jones, who plays his brittle and ethereal ex-wife, Betty, showed up in the third American Pie movie as Stifler’s love interest. Christina Hendricks, who rules the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce as Joan, appeared in a video for the Nineties rock band Everclear. Nobody wanted them. Today, everybody knows their names, everybody covets their careers, everybody wants to get next to them.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a big fan of Mad Men. David loves the show and I watch it with him from time to time but nothing about the show really grabs me. I think it’s a great take on American life in the 60s and the setting details are fantastic but overall … the show bores me. Still, considering that Mad Men walked away with the Emmy Award for Best Drama this past weekend and the fact that it is so prominently featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine I think it’s safe to say that the show is well-loved. This will prolly be an issue of RS that I won’t be picking up myself but I’m certain there are quite a few MM fans out there who’ll wanna be sure to pick it up when it hits newsstands this week.
Now, I know that some of y’all are really tired of 3D but I am not … and I LOVE this magazine cover and photospread. If you have a pair of old-fashioned 3D glasses lying around (you know with the red and blue lenses) then you can see this cover in 3D — and it’s pretty cool. After the jump, check out 3 photos from Miranda‘s photospread where she models items from the Fall collections of Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and others … More »
Sir Ian McKellen, the Academy Award-nominated star of The Lord of the Rings, served as grand marshal for the Manchester, England, pride parade, which celebrated its 20th anniversary Saturday. According to the BBC, thousands of people watched more than 100 groups and floats participate in the parade despite heavy rains. “Starting on Deansgate, the parade travelled up the city’s main shopping street before snaking through St Anne’s Square, past Albert Square and finishing at the Gay Village,” reported the BBC. McKellen led the procession, which is part of the larger pride festival that raises money for Manchester-area LGBT organizations. He rode in a car introducing him as “Serena McKellan.”
I just love Sir Ian. The man lives his life openly, honestly and with the utmost class and grace. He is truly a man that anyone can aspire to emulate. He is also the kind of role model that young gay and lesbian people can look up to. Not only is the man extremely talented but he also looks like a lot of fun to hang out with. Manchester chose well when they approached Sir Ian McKellen as their pride parade grand marshal. Happy Pride!!
Bravo TV has announced that the premiere season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will debut on Bravo on Thursday October 14 and today gives us our first look at the cast of what promises to be the most superficial installment of the franchise yet. Say hello to the Real Housewives of 90210:
Building on the record-breaking success of “The Real Housewives” franchise, Bravo is heading to one of the most glamorous cities in the world for its newest installment, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” The highly anticipated series premieres on Thursday, October 14 at 10 p.m ET/PT. The series follows six of the most affluent women in the country as they enjoy the lavish lifestyle that only Beverly Hills can provide. “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” offers a glimpse inside the world of luxurious wealth and pampered privilege, where being seen and who you know is everything. These women are in the center of it all and they have the mansions, the cars, and the diamonds to prove it. From heiresses to entrepreneurs to a family of child actresses – “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” deliver the star power and the drama. Viewers can see interviews with the ladies on Bravotv.com and get a sneak peak at the new series.
Lord have mercy, here we go again! From just one viewing of the promo video released for the series, I can tell that this installment of the Real Housewives will be the most outrageously (and grossly) opulent of all. And what the women lack in spirited youthfulness, they more than make up for in drama … natch. After the jump, check out the preview video for the premiere season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and read short bios on the cast … More »
Last night David and I met up with Adriana for a quick dinner date at 8 oz. Burger Bar on Melrose Ave in West Hollywood, CA and we had a grand ol’ time:
We ate and caught up and ate and laughed and ate and ate. So, yeah, it was a typical Monday night. After a quick trip to Starbucks, David and I returned home for the rest of the evening. I finished up my laundry and then started packing for my trip to Detroit tomorrow. ‘Twas a quiet night, just the way I like ‘em ;)
They’ve barely been dating two weeks, but Snooki’s new boyfriend is ready to make a commitment. Iraq veteran Jeff Miranda proposed to the Jersey Shore star in what can only be described as a slightly tacky way on the September cover of Steppin’ Out Magazine. He poses down on one knee on the cover asking ‘Will you marry me?’ In the article, Miranda talks about his love for the Snooki – real name Nicole Polizzi – and his desire to share a future with her. ‘I want us to be together forever,’ he says. ‘I could see us having children. I want to pop the question to her. If we got married we would be the best parents around. She’s so loving and puts everyone else before herself. She’ll be a great mother.’ And Miranda is sure that Snooki will agree to spend the rest of her life with him. ‘I think Nicole will be shocked by this cover story and the fact that I’m asking her to marry me on the cover. ‘But once she deals with the shock I think they’ll say yes. I really do. In fact, I know she’ll say yes. And Miranda insists he loves Snooki for who she is, rather than her fame. ‘People think I’m using her for fame. But that’s bullshit. They’re just haters. I didn’t ask for camera’s in my face. It came with the territory.
The always fabulous Tim Gunn will be bringing his keen fashion sense know-how to the upcoming 4th season of Gossip Girl which will return to the CW in just a few short weeks will all new eps. Here are a couple photos of Tim on the GG set yesterday afternoon:
While I’m fairly certain that they will make Tim deliver at least one of his famous catchphrases, I hope they let him expand his “character” a bit … I love me some Tim just the way he is but I wouldn’t mind seeing a different side of the man … perhaps a bitchy side … a side prone to slapping people across the face for their heinous fashion choices? Meh. I can dream, can’t I? I’m really excited for new eps of GG … I can’t wait to see Tim Gunn on the show.
One diva makes her overdue return to movies. The other makes her film acting debut. So who’s excited about Burlesque, the hot new musical that brings together Cher and Christina for a sparkly, glamorous and wild Fosse-esque song and dance spectacular? I left off the latter’s last name (Aguilera) because so does the film’s poster, which we’re happy to debut down below. It’s full of hot pink and what I think is a lightbulb-adorned — though it could also be rhinestone-studded — title vertically separating the legend on the left from the newer star on the right. The film’s tagline acknowledges the distinction between divas, too: Cher’s side says “It takes a legend,” which continues on Christina’s side, “… to make a star.” Kind of meta. In Burlesque, Aguilera is a small-town girl trying to make it big on the stage of Cher’s L.A. club, The Burlesque Lounge, but first she has to put in her due as a cocktail waitress. The musical also features Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet and Dancing with the Stars winner Julianne Hough. It was written and directed by Steve Antin … As the poster says, it opens this Thanksgiving.
HMMM. I’m worried, y’all. I know with Cher in the film Burlesque has a bit more cache but … I’m thinkin’ this movie is going to tank at the box office. Considering how insignificant Xtina‘s latest album was/is I’m guessing that same uninterested malaise will infect her performance at the box office as well. Unless Cher‘s fanbase can bring in the audience AND Xtina is actually good in the film, my prediction is that Burlesque may bomb at the box office. If it does not open strong, it will completely disappear. Of course, this is all purely guesswork on my part but I’m still so shocked by how nonexistent Xtina‘s new album was/is … I fear if she can’t carry her weight in the music biz (where her strengths lie) then she doesn’t really have much of a chance to carry her weight in the movie biz. What do y’all think … will you see Burlesque when it opens this November?
Sandra Bullock appeared on The Today Show earlier today in her first televised interview since all of the drama surrounding her scumbag of an ex-husband came to light. To mark the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Sandra sat down with Matt Lauer in her new hometown New Orleans to talk about a new school she is working with there … as well as the adoption of her precious baby boy Louis Bardo. Here are a few screencaps from Sandra‘s Today Show interview and some deets she shared about her baby boy Louis:
Even after going through an arduous adoption and highly public divorce, Sandra Bullock says hardships like those happen for a reason. “I think everything works out the way the universe wants it to work out,” the Oscar winner, 46, says during a Today show interview [which aired] Tuesday. Furthermore, baby Louis seemed to have had a place in the Bullock family even before he arrived. “We don’t have any boys in our family. Boy, is everyone really happy about that. So he’s like the crown prince,” Bullock tells Matt Lauer during a sit-down interview in Louis’s hometown of New Orleans, where she marked the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. “It was just the hierarchy that needed to be broken.” Reflecting on the “long, long process” of officially adopting the baby – whom she calls her “little Cajun cookie” – Bullock says the now 7-month-old “was always mine. It wasn’t like I felt someone was going to take him away. But it was nice to have someone say, ‘I think you’re a fit parent.’ ” As for how she kept the adoption a secret, Bullock credits her friends and family who “are filled [with] massive amounts of integrity” and who, even when things get bad, are “still the same friends.” But after having suffered a betrayal, Bullock warns she won’t tolerate a backstabbing pal. As she quips, “They know if they screw up they’re not coming on the next vacation. I’m not going to babysit their kids. I will cut them. I will take them down.”
Sandra appeared in her Today Show interview with the same grace, same humor that we have all come to know and love over the years … it is really amazing to see her looking so well, so happy again. In case you missed it, check out Sandra‘s video interview with The Today Show after the jump … More »
This is only the 2nd time that the couple have been photographed together since they were married in Malibu, CA 2 weekends ago. The couple did spend time with Anna‘s family in the days following their nuptials, now it’s time to spend time with Stephen‘s family. I suppose it’s possible that London is just a stop-over on the couple’s way to their honeymoon … I wonder where they’ll pop up next.
Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron and co-host Brooke Burke revealed the identities of the celebrity cast live during Monday night’s Bachelor Pad broadcast. Except for Bolton and The Situation, all of the celebrities appeared live on stage with the Dancing with the Stars hosts as they were announced. “[They] couldn’t be here tonight,” Bergeron said as he announced Bolton and The Situation’s participation. With the exception of Massey, all the celebrities had previously been reported to be participating or be in talks to participate in Dancing with the Stars’ eleventh season. Dancing with the Stars’ eleventh season will premiere Monday, September 20 at 8PM ET/PT with a two-hour broadcast. All 12 celebrities will perform a Viennese waltz or cha cha routine with their professional partner during the premiere, and the couple with the lowest combination of the judges’ scores and home viewer votes will be eliminated on the following night’s results show. Dancing with the Stars’ eleventh-season professional partner pairings will be announced Wednesday morning on Good Morning America. However according to Edyta Sliwinska — the only professional dancer to participate in all of the ABC ballroom dancing competition’s first ten seasons — she won’t be among this season’s partners. Earlier today, Sliwinska said she quit Dancing with the Stars due to a disagreement with the show’s producers.
Her youth, her absent father and her own poor choice of role models led Lindsay Lohan astray, the actress admits in a revealing interview conducted last month, shortly before she began to serve her jail term and stint in treatment. “I was irresponsible. And I’m not making excuses,” Lohan says … quoting the 24-year-old from a new cover story in Vanity Fair. In what she now considers “scary and sad,” Lohan says part of her problem was that the tabloids were her single news source: “I would look up to those girls … the Britneys and whatever. And I would be like, I want to be like that.” Now, though, her clubbing days are over. “I see where that’s gotten me now,” she says, “and I don’t like it.” Not that she finds her past reputation as a party girl entirely deserved. “If I were the alcoholic everyone says I am,” she says, “then putting a [scram] bracelet on would have ended me up in detox, in the emergency room, because I would have had to come down from all the things that people say I’m taking and my father says I’m taking – so that says something, because I was fine.” As for drug use, “I’ve never abused prescription drugs. I never have – never in my life. I have no desire to. That’s not who I am,” she says. “I’ve admitted to the things that I’ve done – to, you know, dabbling in certain things and trying things ’cause I was young and curious and thought it was like, okay, ’cause other people were doing it and other people put it in front of me. And I see what happened in my life because of it.” Going to Los Angeles for her career in her late teens, Lohan, a Long Island native, says, “These were my college years … but they were in the public eye. I was irresponsible. I was experimenting. I was doing certain things that people do 10 times more of when they’re in college.” The problem, she surmises, was “I didn’t have any structure. In the beginning, I had structure, and then I lost all the structure in my life. I think a lot of it was because when I was doing my first slew of movies, it was very go-go, and I had a lot of responsibility, and I think just the second I didn’t have [structure] anymore – I was 18, 19 – with a ton of money.” Largely at fault for her rocky foundation, she says, is father Michael Lohan, who was not there for his family. “I think if anyone should be looked at medically it’s him,” says Lindsay. “He has such a big chemical imbalance at this point because of all the things he’s done to himself. … The worst part of it is you turn around and you see your dad crying and normally you’d be, like, happy that your father’s there. But then he has to go and do an interview right after.” Moving ahead, she says, “I want my career back. I know that I’m a damn good actress, and it’s been my passion since I was a child, and I know that when I care about something, I put 100 percent and more into it. … I want the respect that I had when I was doing great movies. And if that takes not going out to a club at night, then so be it. It’s not fun anyway. I don’t care. It’s the same thing every time.”
See, here’s where I have a problem with this VF interview … Lindsay tries to lay out at the start that it was her “irresponsibility” that caused her downward spiral into jail … and then she makes excuses for every single thing in her life. I do not disagree that her parents are to blame for her dangerous behavior but it’s not her father’s fault alone. Her mother’s enabling ways will prove to destroy Lindsay if she let’s them, I believe that wholeheartedly. Her father may have not provided structure early in her life but her mother is the one causing the harm right now, at Lindsay‘s lowest point. I find it HUGELY comical that Lindsay is also blaming her current woes on the experimentation of her “college years”. LMAO!! That girl has never even seen the inside of a college classroom or even touched a college textbook and she’s happy to say, Oh I was just wild during my “college years” … and other people were worse. I’ve never heard anything so moronic in my life. Lindsay Lohan will NEVER get her life back until she stops giving bullshit answers in magazine interviews and STARTS TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER ACTIONS. I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt since this interview was conducted before she went to jail and rehab … I’m hoping and praying she has a bit more perspective, one that makes her realize that her problems are due to her poor choices and her total irresponsibility. I know that is a lot to ask for but, honestly, if Lindsay is going to save her own life … she’s going to have to take 100% responsibility for her own life.
After the jump, check out one of the photos from Lindsay‘s VF photospread which will be published in this issue of the magazine … More »
This new music video gives us our first real good look at the new ladies of Ace of Base — Clara Hagman and Julia Williamson. We also get a new look at original AoB members Jonas Joker Berggren (who looks like he packed on a few lbs.) and Ulf Buddha Ekberg — the music mastermind. After the jump, check out the video in full … More »
David Beckham, who is still not quite fit enough to play with his soccer team the LA Galaxy just yet (despite being well enough to play soccer with his sons), was forced to endure a torturous match over the weekend where all he could do was watch his team fail without him:
Poor Becks … all he could do was watch in frustration from his luxury VIP skybox … some guys really have it rough. Becks was pacing, grimacing, basically throwing himself onto the floor in desperation as his soccer team languished on the soccer field below. Think I’m exaggerating? Check out the photos after the jump … More »
New cases and screen protectors from overseas manufacturers have provided more evidence that Apple this week will unveil a dramatically redesigned iPod nano with a significantly smaller form factor. The components are available for sale on Alibaba.com, a global online business-to-business trading platform. One seller, Jiangmen VIPO Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., is selling a screen protector claimed to fit Apple’s sixth-generation iPod nano. The accompanying render shows the device having a touch-like interface, with icons and graphics from the iPod touch. It also shows Wi-Fi connectivity, though the picture is clearly a render and likely a speculative mock-up on the part of the supplier. Another seller, Orient King, has external protective cases available in a variety of colors for the sixth-generation iPod nano. The cases show that the next-generation device will include Apple’s 30-pin dock connector, separately confirmed by AppleInsider last week. The case also shows four potential additional button spaces on the exterior of the device, perhaps for physical inputs for volume controls and hold/lock. In July, the same website sold parts claimed to be from the next-generation iPod touch. They showed a spot for a forward-facing camera, suggesting the next-generation device will support Apple’s FaceTime video chat functionality. Last week, AppleInsider reported that people familiar with the matter indicated that the size and shape of the next-generation iPod nano will be more akin to the iPod shuffle than the current-generation iPod nano. Even with this small size, however, it is expected to have a traditional iPod dock connector, allowing compatibility with the existing iPod accessory ecosystem. Also last week, separate third-party cases hinted at the form factor of the device. The new iPod nano is said to utilize a tiny 3cm-by-3cm display that was revealed in its bare form as unknown Apple-branded component earlier this summer. For comparison, the second-generation iPod nano had a screen that was about 3cm by 2.5cm. Apple is expected to introduce its new line of iPods at an event scheduled for this Wednesday. The keynote will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.
Yeah, Apple appears to now have a really hard time keeping their secrets a secret. That being said, I kinda love when info like this leaks ‘cuz Apple keeps coming out with cool stuff. I love the look of this new iPod Nano if, in fact, it is the new iPod Nano. In the very near future, the iPhone will end up being this small … you just wait and see. As for this rumored new Nano … what do y’all think, are you impressed?
Actually, the sun soakin’ was kept to a minimum cuz Britwick spent much of their time together hidden away inside one of the private cabanas at their resort. There’s no telling what the couple got up to inside their private cabana but I’m sure they had themselves a great time. You will note that in the last photo Jason is carrying Britney‘s purple purse for her … now that’s a true sign that he is really in LURVE with our dear Britney. Might Britwck be planning to extend their Hawaiian holiday by another week? We shall soon find out ;)
Paris Hilton will be charged with possession of a controlled substance — .8 grams of cocaine — this according to documents obtained by TMZ … and it’s a felony. We’re told the D.A. will file the case today … According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, the cop who stopped the Escalade pulled along the passenger side of the vehicle and smelled “the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.” The cop writes he noticed immediately the passenger was Paris. He then observed her trying to roll up the window. After the traffic stop and a crowd of 100 people gathered around, Hilton said she was “extremely embarrassed” and asked the cop if she could go to the bathroom at the Wynn Hotel. At the hotel, Paris told the cop she needed lip balm so the cop handed Paris her purse: “As she began to open it, I saw a small bindle of what I believed to be cocaine in a clear baggie begin to fall from the purse and into my hand.” The cop also says … inside the purse was a “broken tablet of Albuterol” — a prescription medication used to control wheezing. And cops say they found Zig Zag wrappers … commonly used to roll joints. Paris then admitted the Albuterol was hers but she said the cocaine was not and claimed the purse was not hers — that she had borrowed it from a friend. The cop questioned Paris about the cocaine and according to cops Paris gave an odd answer: “She said she had not seen it, but now thought it was gum.” Note: Paris has changed her story with friends, saying the purse was hers but had been in the possession of a friend. Paris claimed to cops several cosmetic items in the purse were not hers, but she copped to $1,300 cash and some credit cards. Cops say they found .8 grams of coke in the purse.
Um … what? I mean, I can’t help but laugh my ass off at ALL of this. Paris Hilton thought a baggie of cocaine was gum? Now that’s funny. The fact that the coke fell out of her purse and into the police officer’s hand is beyond comical. The more her story falls apart the more it sounds like she might actually get nailed for this cocaine bust. I guess her plan to blame her girlfriend for the cocaine ain’t gonna work after all. After the jump, check out a page from the criminal complaint charges that have been filed against Paris Hilton today … More »
Yesterday afternoon David and I trekked out west to Marina Del Rey, CA to attend a baby shower for our friends Genevieve and Charlie who are expecting their first child together ANY DAY NOW! They’ve already settled on naming their babygirl Audrey so, naturally, her baby shower was dubbed The Little Aud-Ball ;) Part of the fun yesterday included making quilt squares so that they can be sewed together later on:
No, this cute square was not made by us (unfortch) ours was a bit different. After the jump, check out the quilt square that David and I painted (along with a few others) and check out a couple of adorable photos of Me with Gen and her burgeoning Baby Bump … More »
Last night at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles, CA the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out on LIVE TV in a telecast that offered some entertainment, lots of surprises and a bit of disappointment. Here are a few photos of some of the attendees of last night’s Emmy Awards as they made their grand arrivals on the red carpet:
As for the show itself, well, overall I was a bit underwhelmed by what we were given. I thought Jimmy Fallon did a fairly good job as host but much of the show was tedious and annoying. The announcer who wouldn’t shut up as the night progressed really got on my nerves. They need to get rid of him, like, seriously. I really enjoyed Jimmy‘s musical interludes and I really enjoyed the show’s Glee-themed opening number. In case you missed it or just want to watch it again, you can do so after the jump … More »
The good news is that Spike’s Lee’s MJ tribute, “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson” is going down again this Sunday. The even better news is that Spike called it the “2nd annual” event, meaning we can mostly likely expect the Kings County tribute to the King of Pop year after year. Last years event at Prospect Park’s Nethermead was a little bit of shangri-la: people danced the day away as DJ Spinna pulled together a block-rocking tribute that kept tens of thousands of New Yorkers moving and grooving. MJ impersonators were in abundance as a New Yorkers of every age and stripe came together in celebration of what would have been Michael’s 52nd birthday. It was a day you wouldn’t want to miss and it should be off the wall again this Sunday. “Tell your friends, tell everybody,” Spike said in a video announcement. “You don’t have to be from Brooklyn. You don’t even have to be from New York. People are going to be coming from all over the world.”
To be honest, I didn’t hear about very many birthday celebrations for the late King of Pop so I’m glad to know that Lee plans on making the Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson celebration a yearly event. After the jump, check out some photos from yesterday’s concert and check out a short video invitation from Spike Lee himself … More »
Aussie pop queen Kylie Minogue and US piano queen Rufus Wainwright performed together in NY this weekend at a benefit concert at the Hamptons Watermill Center. Kylie and Rufus dueted on a string of hit songs together, including Kylie‘s mega-hit songs The Locomotion, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head and her new single All The Lovers. Here are a few photos of Kylie and Rufus on stage together and some deets from the benefit concert:
Kylie Minogue took to the stage with singer Rufus Wainwright for an unusual performance at a charity event in New York on Saturday night. The pop star sang at the benefit show at the Hamptons Watermill Center and thrilled the star-studded audience, including Mark Ronson and Anjelica Huston, by duetting on a variety of her hits including Can’t Get You Out of My Head. The pair also performed If I Loved You from musical Carousel, before Wainwright closed the show with an emotional rendition of Over the Rainbow, which he dedicated to his late mother, folk singer Kate McGarrigle, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
As amazing as these photos are … it’s the performances that you really have to see to appreciate the awesomeness of this pairing. After the jump, check out video from Saturday night’s performance of Kylie and Rufus dueting on The Locomotion, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, All The Lovers and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart … More »
It’s been a couple of months since we last checked in with Buffyverse familyAlyson Hannigan, Alexis Denisof and their beautiful babygirl Satyana but the fam ventured out here in SoCal this weekend to do a bit of shopping at the Brentwood Country Mart. As you can see in these adorable photos, Aly was heapin’ all kinds of love on her growing little girl Saty:
I cannot even believe how big Satyana is already … even if you compare these photos to the ones we saw in June she looks bigger. I love the little pigtails … she is an utter doll. I just love this family so much … I can’t wait to see the next batch of family photos :)
Paris Hilton is telling her friends the cocaine Las Vegas cops found in her purse was not hers — it was probably her girlfriend’s. Paris’ close friends are telling TMZ … Hilton now says one of her friends recently borrowed the purse in question and “probably” put cocaine inside. Paris says she got the bag back but never checked the contents. It’s slightly different from the “It’s-not-my-purse” defense, but it’s the same theme. Paris is telling friends, “I had no idea the cocaine was there. I swear on my life.” According to Hilton, she was eating sushi at the Wynn hotel with boyfriend Cy Waits, sipping a little wine. Paris says she was tired and Cy offered to drive her home and then return to the hotel to work. Paris is telling friends, “It could be a setup. Everyone knows how against cocaine I am.” And there’s this … Paris is saying she believes the cops who stopped the car were “star-struck and blew the whole thing way out of proportion.”
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO!! But of COURSE we ALL know how “against cocaine” Paris Hilton is. OMG … LOL. But the funniest saddest part of all of this bullshizz is that Paris is likely to get away by using this defense. UGH. Paris also wants YOU know know how much she appreciates your love and support for her during this very difficult time for her … she even said so on her official Twitter profile. After the jump, read all about it … More »
Lindsay Lohan was back in fine form last night, having a run-in with the West Hollywood police after blowing through a stop sign. Linds was desperate to get to the Chateau Marmont asap in her $150,000 Maserati GranTurismo 433 hp car and she neglected to stop at a stop sign — unfortunately for her, a cop was nearby and caught her. But guess what? He let her off! Finally someone has sympathy on poor Lindsay. She continued on her way to the Chateau with her friends and left around 1 am.
See, this is what I don’t understand … how is it that the California Department of Motor Vehicles thinks it’s a good idea for ANYONE for Lindsay Lohan to have her driver’s license. Let’s forget for a second the fact that she tends to get pulled over for these sort of traffic violations on a regular basis (and, amazingly, tends to get off Scott free) but let’s, instead, focus on the fact that she *just* got out of jail and rehab due to a major traffic violation (a little thing known as drunk driving). Wouldn’t it make sense to deny her a license for a year or so in addition to her other punishments which, you may recall, were not enforced fully anyway? It’s a joke the way celebs are treated when it comes to crimes like this. A total joke. This will not be the last time Lindsay will get busted while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle … mark my words.
Now, just because Britwick bore witness to this wedding does NOT mean that they got any crazy ideas to tie the knot themselves … tho, I suppose that is entirely possible. To be honest, I would love it if Britney and Jason said their I Dos on the beautiful island of Maui … but I’m guessing that as in love as they are, they’re not quite ready to get hitched.
Let’s send our warmest congrats to the happy couple who got hitched in Hawaii yesterday with Britney Spears and Jason Trawick overseeing their nuptials:
With Britiwck‘s blessing they are sure to live a very long and very happy life together … forever after.
Kylie fans here in the US have much to be excited about … because Kylie has promised that she will tour the US once again next year! Kylie gave a quick interview to Access Hollywood backstage on America’s Got Talent last week and spilled that she is planning to bring her tour back here to the US in 2011:
Listen up, Kylie Minogue fans! The Aussie pop diva will return to the U.S. to tour in 2011, she tells Access Hollywood exclusively. “I’m coming back,” Kylie told Access on Wednesday, at a rehearsal for her “America’s Got Talent” performance. “Next year, 2011.” Kylie, who toured the U.S. for the first time ever in her over-20-year career in Fall 2009, said American fans are “unbelievable.” “Touring here was one of the best decisions,” she said. “There was so much love in the room – the fans were amazing.”
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! This is such exciting news!! I had an absolute BLAST seeing Kylie Minogue in concert here in the US last year … I am beyond thrilled that she is not only planning to tour again but that she is planning to bring that tour here to the US as well. It has been such a treat to be able to see Kylie on tour internationally but I’m even more excited that she is bringing her tour back here to the US, making it so much easier to see her multiple times on tour. 2011 is going to be a fantastic year for concerts, I can feel it. Now that we know that Kylie will be hittin’ the road here in North America again we can ready ourselves for the fun times ahead. The only problem is … how many shows will I need to see?
Yesterday was a kinda chilly day here in LA … we endured a week of temps reaching the low 100′s and then yesterday the temp dropped into the low 70′s/high 60′s … we’re fragile creatures here in SoCal so it was deffo a shock to the system. I decided to turn off the air conditioning, open up all the windows and bury myself in my University of Oklahoma Snuggie in front of the TV. I managed to catch a showing of Scream and then was inspired to round out my day by watching Scream 2 and Scream 3 in succession:
As y’all are prolly well aware, I am VERY excited about the release of Scream 4 next year so it was really fun to reminisce with the first 3 films in the franchise. I vividly remember how big a hit Scream was when it was released in 1995. It had successfully lampooned all the cliches that we constantly see in horror films while still scaring the crap out of us. Scream 2 and 3 were very fun sequels, especially 3 especially because Parker Posey is effing fantastic! If you’ve not seen Screams 1, 2 and 3 in a while I urge you to dig out those VHS tapes or DVDs and check ‘em out again. Fun times, I’m telling you.
David and I did manage to get out of the house last night … we met up with Emma and Josh for dinner in Culver City. It was really fun getting to spend time with them. Afterward, I came home while David hit the town with our other friend Josh.
This afternoon, David and I will be going to a baby shower for our friends Genvieve and Charlie! They’re expecting the birth of their first child together very soon so today is the day we celebrate her arrival :) Tonight, EMMYS! Hope you’re having a swell Sunday ;) Wee.
John Hensley (Nip/Tuck) is 33, Rebecca DeMornay is 51, Robin Leach (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous) is 69 and Sir Richard Attenborough is 87 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
It is time, once again, for us to partake in the wondrous time of the week where we collectively gawk and gander at the Hot Dude of the Week. This week’s Hot Dude was photographed by Richard Gerst and he graces the cover and inside pages of the new issue of hawt Aussie magazine DNA. Say hello to Nick Ayler:
Now, I had a wee bit of trouble finding a photo of Nick that was suitable for posting because most of the photos from his shoot (including his DNA coverphoto) are a bit risque and show an awful lot of Nick … not that I’m complaining but, well, we don’t need to get all porno with the Hot Dude of the Week in order to appreciate his sexiness. The issue of DNA with Nick here on the cover is devoted to the Sexiest Men Alive and I totally agree that Nick should be listed among the sexiest men … wouldn’t you agree? Enjoy!
Today is the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina which, as you may recall, devastated much of New Orleans, LA and especially the Lower 9th Ward district of the city. Even 5 years later, the catastrophic effects of Katrina can still be seen in the area. In an effort to keep awareness in the public eye, Brad Pitt returned to the area this weekend to mark the solemn anniversary in shine light on his Make It Right Foundation which continues to work toward rebuilding the area in the noble hope that it can, some day, return to normal. Here are a few photos of Brad in the Lower 9th Ward this weekend:
Brad Pitt has touched down in New Orleans to raise awareness about the stricken city five years after it was left devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The actor arrived in the Louisiana state yesterday and set about touring the Lower 9th Ward, one of the worst hit areas. Angelina Jolie also paid a short visit before leaving in a private jet last night. Pitt, 46, met with locals and looked happy and relaxed, wearing a denim T-shirt and jeans. He also took a look around some of the new affordable, eco houses that have been built as part of his Make It Right Foundation, which he set up to help residents who lost their homes in the disaster. He founded the project in 2007 and so far 50 homes have been built with aims to build up to 150. Brad and Angelina have a home in New Orleans, which they bought in 2007, and Pitt donated $5m to the Make It Right Foundation when he started it up. Other stars are supporting the anniversary too by raising awareness. On Tuesday, Faith Hill performed a free concert in Los Angeles to support rebuilding efforts. Actress Sandra Bullock is also expected to make a show on Sunday and join Mayor Mitch Landrieu for the ribbon cutting of a new $700,000 health clinic she helped fund. In a pre-recorded interview that aired today on NBC Nightly News, Pitt told anchor Brian Williams of his first visit to New Orleans after the 2005 natural disaster. ‘It was unfathomable,’ he said. ‘I mean, just… you had no idea that there were families and here. It was just wiped clean. Except for the occasional pile up of homes and… on top of homes. ‘I mean, people’s… people build their lives here. And…and… I mean, New Orleans is a unique place to begin with. And I say, a cultural treasure trove for… for America to begin with. But the thing that struck me was that these people were trying to…you know, these people were trying to get home. And… and were having a very difficult time doing so. And as I got into and started studying it.’ Baxter Barnes, who received a home from Make It Right and has spent time with both Pitt and Angelina Jolie. He told RadarOnline.com: ‘New Orleans still has a long way to go to get back from Katrina but things are moving in the right direction thanks to guys like Brad Pitt.’ ‘They are both genuine and down-to-earth people and if were not for them we, like a lot of other people, would not have homes back in New Orleans.’
It’s difficult to believe that it has been 5 years since Hurricane Katrina destroyed the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans … it’s even more difficult to believe that after 5 years there is still much work to be done to repair the area again. Brad Pitt has devoted so much of his time, his effort and yes his money to rebuilding the area and I can’t even begin to convey how impressed I am with all of his efforts. Not only is he working very diligently to build new, affordable housing there but he is doing so in an eco-friendly way. There aren’t many celebrities who give so generously to causes that they believe in, at least not on a scale like this. I have no doubt that Brad Pitt and his Make It Right Foundation will work and work and work until the goals they have set have been achieved. The affected area may never be 100% back to the way it was before Katrina but with enough hard work on everyone’s part, it can one day be even better. If you would like to find out how YOU can help the Make It Right Foundation continue the work that they’ve been doing, you can get that information HERE.
It’s clear that Miranda wasn’t too keen on showing off her bump but you can kinda see the way she is bumping out in the second photo. The couple were spotted picking up a few supplies at a market in Malibu, CA near Zuma Beach. After they were photographed, Miranda went one way in her car while Orlando sped off in another direction on his Ducati motorcycle … which is odd, I think. In any event, Miranda Kerr‘s Bump Watch is officially on! My guess is that the supermodel will do everything she can to minimize her bumpiness … we shall see.
A few Glee actors will be guest starring on the season premiere episode of The Simpsons when the long-running animated series returns this Fall. Lea Michelle (Rachel), Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Cory Monteith (Finn) have all provided voicework for the series and right now we get our first look at these actors as they will appear on The Simpsons:
There’s a saying that you know you are famous when you’ve been turned yellow on “The Simpsons”. Some of “Glee” cast will exactly get this treatment when the Emmy-winning show returns this Fall on FOX. Several promo pictures have revealed which of the singing lots would be animated. Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry is one and Cory Monteith’s Finn is another. These two main characters will only be joined by their friend Amber Riley’s Mercedes. The actors behind the “Glee” characters have provided voice for the animated figures. The episode is called “Elementary School Musical” and it would be the first of season 22 which airs September 26. Marge sends Lisa to a performing arts camp where she gets hooked on her new, hip lifestyle. Once back in Springfield, all Lisa can think about is returning.
OMG … I love it! The new Fall season (which is only DAYS away) is really kicking off with a bang! We already know that Glee‘s second ep of the new season will be the Britney Spears ep and now we learn that the season premiere ep of The Simpsons will be the Glee ep. LOOOOOVE IT! After the jump, check out the new promo pics that show what Amber Riley‘s Mercedes and Cory Monteith‘s Finn look like in Simpsons animated form … More »
Today’s the big day! The 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which honors the best in television arts and sciences, will air LIVE tonight on NBC at 8PM ET, 5PM ET. But, before the big show takes place tonight there was a whole lotta rehearsin’ going on at the Nokia Theater in downtown LA yesterday afternoon. Here are a few photos of some of the celebrity presenters rehearsing their stage cues yesterday along with some deets from inside the theater about what went down:
It was all laughs on the Nokia Theatre stage Saturday afternoon during rehearsals for Sunday’s show. Ricky Gervais, dressed casually in a T-shirt and track pants, poured on the comedy when comparing the Emmys with the Golden Globes, the more loose, party-like ceremony he hosted earlier this year and is slated to emcee again in 2011. “What’s wrong with having a little beer?” he asked. A smiley Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted the Emmys last year, greeted executive producer Don Mischer in the makeshift control room erected in the audience by yelling “Cut to commercial! Cut to commercial!” Harris later practiced his outstanding lead actress in a comedy series introduction, which features Harris poking fun at new host Jimmy Fallon. Jim Parsons from “The Big Bang Theory” and Sofia Vergara from “Modern Family” giggled their way through their bit, cracking up when she pronounced “Big Bang” in her thick Colombian accent. Keri Russell also joked around with Will Arnett, who mockingly booed when stand-ins for “American Idol” producers practiced accepting the competitive reality series Emmy.
Additionally, Deadline Hollywood claims to have the skinny on how Emmy host Jimmy Fallon plans to open tonight’s show. In order to keep the spoilery information out of sight for those of you who want to be surprised, I put the juicy deets behind the cut. For those of you who just can’t wait and gotta know what Jimmy‘s plan is — you can read all about it, after the jump … More »
Yesterday we learned that socialite Paris Hilton got busted in Las Vegas, NV late Friday night on cocaine possession charges and based on her defense of “It’s not mine” was successfully released from police custody without having to pay bail. Because of the fact that Paris was let go, it seems plainly clear to me that she will likely avoid any and all punishment for the crime. Still, today, we get to see the mugshot that Paris posed for when she was arrested for umpteenth time this weekend:
“Paris Hilton was released this morning on her own recognizance. This matter will be dealt with in the courts not in the media and I encourage people not to rush to judgment until all of the facts have been dealt with in a court of law. There will be no interviews and no more comments at this time.”
While the fact remains that Paris Hilton was the only woman found in the car when the bust was made and that the cocaine that was reportedly found was discovered inside a woman’s purse, Hilton‘s lawyer somehow managed to convince the police that neither the purse nor the coke that was found belonged to Paris Hilton. And now you understand why David Chesnoff is such a high-priced lawyer, he clearly is very good at his job. Still, it’s very possible that some punishment may come Paris‘s way … and there’s always the chance that Paris‘s boyfriend Cy Waits (who himself was arrested Friday night at the same time for drunk driving) might have something to say on the matter (after all, why should he be the only one to be punished for any of this?). I guess we’ll have to wait and see but my guess is that Paris will get off Scott free … she usually tends to get away with pretty much everything, after all.
The newly-freed starlet made a quick stop into the probation office in Santa Monica this morning in an outfit which might have been suitable for an absent-minded Daisy Duke. Lohan, 24, wore short blue jean cut-offs (with studs) and an open plaid shirt that revealed a sheer black top. The top further revealed that Lohan must have been in some sort of rush when dressing which clearly led her to forget some key supportive garments. But however forgetful, few could argue that Lohan is not a glowing version of her former self since checking out of UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Hospital on Tuesday … Lohan must submit to random drug and alcohol testing twice a week, attend two behavioral therapy sessions weekly and must have seven contacts per week with a counselor for chemical dependency issues and attend, according to People.com Further, the star must attend 12-step chemical dependency sessions five times weekly.
So far so good … even tho it’s not even been a week yet, Lindsay has been behaving herself since being released from rehab … so good for her! But, I guess while Lindsay is behaving, Paris Hilton has to pick up the bad behavior slack and hold down that front. Clearly, there must be balance in the Hollywood “It” Girl continuum … when one girl is behaving, another must misbehave … so that all will be right in the universe.
Last night David and I decided to forgo all the craziness going on around town and stay in for a quite night on the couch … which, of course, meant a night at the movies! First up, I watched the 1984 film Red Dawn … then the 2003 film Party Monster … then the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
I had only seen Red Dawn once before but I had forgotten most of it … it tells the fictional tale of a Soviet/Cuban invasion of the USA and the first months of World War III. It stars Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Grey and others as freedom fighter kids who fight back against the invading armies. It’s ridiculously cheesy but still a great movie. I remember seeing Party Monster (starring Seth Green and Macaulay Culkin) in the theater back in 2003. The film is outrageously fun … and while people mainly remember Macaulay performance, I have always been much more impressed with Seth‘s performance in the film. And the film soundtrack? OMG, it’s one of my faves of all time. I also saw Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the theater back in 1992 … I loved it then and I love it now. The world may know Sarah Michelle Geller as Buffy Summers but Kristy Swanson was the original Buffy and she kicked all kinds of ass in the original film. I don’t usually spend my Friday nights in front of the TV but last night was a fun exception.
Not sure what we’re doing tonight … there’s an Emmy party that we may attend but we’re still undecided. It’s such a nice day out, I think I’ll do something to enjoy it while I can. Happy Weekend, y’all!!
Max Collins of Eve 6 is 32, J. August Richards (Angel) is 37, Jason Priestley is 41, Shania Twain is 45 and Jennifer Coolidge is 49 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 — Geana sends in an unfortunate update on the condition of her baby nephew Gage … after recently being released from the hospital after undergoing cancer treatmentsGage had to be re-hospitalized due to a fever :( The poor little guy will likely be in the hospital for over a week so let’s get those thoughts and prayers going back out to Gage for his recovery — Alejandra from Chile is also asking for good thoughts and well wishes for the miners who are trapped there. I understand that it will take months for these men to be rescued from the mine that they are trapped in but they appear to be doing well and in fine spirits … let’s keep them in our thoughts and prayers — Stephanie, who attends the University of California in San Diego, is hosting her first art show this October but she needs a bit of help to raise funds for the event. You can click HERE to read about how YOU can help Stephanie fund her art show — Winona sends in a cute pic of her almost 4-year old daughter Megan posing with Zac Hanson of Hanson as they took a break during their Talk the Walk walk for autism in Cincinnati, OH last Monday — Amanda and her hubby send in a fun photo of the new PINK away uniform for the Everton soccer team:
Much love and thanks to you all for continuing to send in the fun photos!! I’m so bummed to hear that Gage is back in the hospital but if the little guy can beat back leukemia, he can take on a fever with no probs :) Let’s keep sending all our love and well wishes his way. Thank you all for sharing your fun with all of us … please keep the photos coming! It’s Emmy Weekend, if you host or attend any parties make sure you take some pics and send them in for sharing! XOXO
As I mentioned yesterday, Britwick are staying at the same resort hotel that David and I stayed at when we were in Maui, HI a few weeks ago and we, too, did some shopping at The Shops at Wailea (in fact, I may be the Foursquare mayor of a couple of shops there). It’s so fun to see these photos of Britwick on vacay, especially cuz I can picture where they are precisely because I was just there myself. There’s no telling how long the lovebirds plan to stay on the island but I doubt they’ll be there for very much longer … I’m sure Britney misses her children and let’s not forget that she’s in the process of recording her new album. Still, I hope Britney and Jason stay on the island for a bit longer … these daily photos are just too much fun.
It’s Emmy Weekend and you know what that means … parties, parties, parties! Entertainment Weekly magazine got things going last night by teaming up with Women In Film to host their annual Pre-Emmy Award soiree at the Restaurant at The Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, CA. Many of the folks from True Blood were in attendance last night, including newlyweds Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer who were photographed together for the first time since they hot hitched in Malibu, CA last weekend. Here are a few photos of some of the celebrants at EW‘s par-tay and some deets about the other soirées that took place around town last night:
Celebrities roaming the Entertainment Weekly and Women in Film pre-Emmy party late Friday night seemed to stay in packs. Fellow comedians Kathy Griffin and Bill Maher chatted outside the restaurant at the luxurious Sunset Marquis hotel, while adroit “Parks and Recreation” co-stars Adam Scott and Aubrey Plaza held court on the patio. Seth MacFarlane, nominated for original music and lyrics for “Family Guy,” and Seth Green, nominated in the voice-over category for “Robot Chicken,” kept each other in stitches near the bar. Inside, invitees filled golden goodies bags with free makeup. Other attendees included Craig Robinson from “The Office” and Jason Ritter from the upcoming “The Event.” The men of “Modern Family” reunited Friday night at the Emmys’ performers nominee reception at Wolfgang Puck’s Spectra inside the Pacific Design Center. Emmy nominees Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Fred Willard, along with Nolan Gould, who plays Burrell’s son on the ABC comedy, mingled at the posh cocktail party … On the other side of the party, “Dexter” actor James Remar and other attendees filled their plates with Chinese chicken salad, Shangri La lobster and miso-glazed salmon. Partygoers also feasted outside on the balcony on short ribs and sweet plantains while listening to a jazz band perform such tunes as “I Kissed a Girl” and the theme song from “Frasier.” Nominees in attendance, including “Mad Men” actress Elisabeth Moss and “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston, were presented with certificates by Academy of Television Arts and Sciences chairman John Schaffner, who recalled accidentally stepping on Glenn Close’s gown at a Screen Actors Guild event before he handed the “Damages” star her accolade.
There will be a host of parties going on here in LA tonight on the eve of the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air LIVE on NBC tomorrow night at 8PM ET, 5PM PT. It won’t be long now … we will very soon find out if our fave TV shows and actors will walk away with the coveted Emmy trophies. Who are YOU rootin’ for to win?
It seems to be a man a minute for Jersey Shore’s Snooki at the moment. The diminutive reality star found herself yet another tanned muscly ‘Guido’ last night at a local club in Seaside Heights. Clad in a clinging black dress, the 22-year-old was seen wiping her mystery man’s brow before the couple began kissing in the corner of the club. It’s not the first time the star has been seen with a ‘gorilla juicehead’ of late. Earlier this month, she was spotted on the Seaside Heights board walk with 24-year-old Jeff Miranda following her split with her boyfriend of two months Emilio Masella, after suspecting he was cheating on her. But neither man seemed to be on Snooki’s mind yesterday as she danced on the stage holding the mystery man’s hand.
You know, Snooki may be unlucky when it comes to longterm love, but she seems to have no probs at all finding love in the short term. As long as there will be overly tanned Gorillas in the mist, methinks Snooki will always be able to enjoy the lurvin’.
Just as the previous adidas Originals Star Wars Collection for 2010 was directly inspired by characters and vehicles, this upcoming fall and winter collection pays tribute to none other than R2-D2, C-3PO, Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt and Han Solo in Carbonite, among others.
OMFG!! Kill me!! I was so obsessed with the first collection that I had to have the Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Storm Trooper, TIE Figther, and AT-AT shoes … now that a new collection has been unveiled, I simply MUST have the C3-PO, R2D2, Han Solo, Boba Fett and Jabba the Hut shoes! BUT … that’s not all … there are other shoes and new apparel to get all geeked out about. Are you in the market for Chewbacca boots? Read on, after the jump … More »
Paris Hilton was arrested on the Las Vegas Strip late Friday after police saw a cloud of what they suspected was marijuana smoke wafting from the windows of a black Cadillac Escalade driven by her boyfriend, then found a small amount of cocaine in her possession. A crowd quickly gathered near the stop on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Wynn Las Vegas resort at about 11:30 p.m. PDT Friday, and Hilton was taken into the hotel “to keep her safe” during the initial investigation, police Lt. Wayne Holman said. The 29-year-old socialite and Las Vegas nightclub mogul Cy Waits were booked into the Clark County jail, police said. Hilton was released early Saturday morning without bail. Officer Marcus Martin said police found that Hilton had a substance that tests later showed to be cocaine, but he did not say how much of the drug was found. She was arrested on a felony cocaine possession charge. If convicted of the low-grade felony, Hilton would get probation, but any violation would be punishable by one to four years in jail. Clark County District Attorney David Roger declined to comment Saturday. Hilton’s attorney, David Chesnoff, told The Associated Press on Saturday morning that he was still gathering facts about the arrest. “But I caution people not to rush to judgment,” he said. Hilton’s manager did not immediately respond early Saturday to telephone calls for comment. Her publicist, Dawn Miller, did not immediately return an e-mail message. Jail records showed that Waits, 34, remained held pending a court appearance on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Hilton’s court date was not immediately available.
Paris Hilton wouldn’t be caught dead with the purse that contained cocaine — and that will be her defense in her Las Vegas cocaine arrest … TMZ has learned. Sources who have spoken with Paris since her arrest on the Vegas strip late last night tell TMZ … she insists the purse — with what we’re told contained a small amount of cocaine — was not hers. As we first reported, she’s hired powerful Vegas lawyer David Chesnoff to handle the case … and he already got her sprung without posting bail … As for the Vegas case, as far as we know she was the only woman in the car that was stopped, but she had been partying at a club prior to the bust where other women and purses were present.
As you may recall, Paris was apprehended in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup on suspicion of marijuana possession but she managed to get released when she used the “It’s not mine” defense and the friend she was with was the one who took the fall for the weed that was found on their person. Then, just a few days later, Paris was stopped by authorities AGAIN on allegations of marijuana possession when she tried to enter France from South Africa … and again she got off Scott free. It sounds like the “It’s not mine” defense works well for her, my guess is that it will prolly get her off again this time. As for her new boyfriend Cy Waits? Well, since he already got busted on charges of drunk driving, chances are that Paris‘s lawyer will be able to argue that the purse containing the cocaine belongs to him as well because poor, sweet Paris Hilton would never get successfully caught with drugs in her possession … not when she has someone else to throw under the bus in order to take the heat instead.
Individual posters of “Glee” cast are done and released. There is nothing special from the new pictures since they use the same theme as last year, which is colorful backgrounds. However, something is new with Rachel Berry’s hairstyle for she grows a bang. “Glee” returns to FOX September 21 at 8/7c with the first episode being “Auditions”. In the second season opener, some new faces challenge old ones in Glee club auditions. Meanwhile new and old relationships leave some happy and others alone … it looks like previously-announced guest actor Chord Overstreet is going to be Kurt’s boyfriend. E! Online dug out the information from Jane Lynch who said the boyfriend is a “good-looking kid” who’s “tall, boyish with straight blond hair and big fat, pouty lips.” The description matches that of Overstreet’s.
Now, none of the new characters (including Chord Overstreet) are featured in these individual character promo photos but all of our faves from season one are represented. Check out another batch of Glee season 2 photos after the jump … More »
As gross as it sounds, I honestly hope that Amy did have an itch to scratch cuz if she was actually trying to be sexy then she is far worse off that I imagined. I have no idea what heinous crime this door frame did to deserve this kind of punishment but I think it should be put out of its misery. In fact, a burning of the entire building might be in order. Ew.
Game time!! Here is a fun Guess Who that is sure to baffle and trick you all! Can you guess which reality TV star was spotted in a noted East Coast city wearing this t-shirt?
Now, think long and hard … I know it’s not easy but if you apply yourself and really put some effort into the task at hand, you just may be able to divine the correct answer. After the jump, find out if you are correct … More »
Jake Gyllenhaal, and his bushy new beard, showed up in Leadville, Colorado to participate in a 100 mile run (and possibly to scout out a location for a new film) and was snapped lookin’ about as hot as he’s ever looked … behold:
The author of THIS blog participated in the Leadville, CO run and managed to snap this hawt photo of our dear Jake. After the jump, check out a closer look at Jake’s new facial hair … More »
Now there is a ridiculous rumor going around that Britwick are scouting out wedding chapels in Hawaii in order to supposedly get married. I’m here to tell you with almost 100% certainty that that is not the case. It turns out that Britney and Jason are staying at the same resort hotel that David and I stayed at earlier this month when we were in Maui. The resort has a small wedding chapel situated at the center of the resort so that folks who want to get hitched in Maui can do so. The rumors going around are that Britney and Jason were checking out the chapel for themselves. Because the chapel is in the middle of the resort, everyone has to pass it on the way to the pool or to the beach … my guess is that Britwick were merely walking past the chapel, were photographed and VOILA! Our hotel room actually faced the ocean and the wedding chapel:
I passed it everyday and not once was I scoping it out for a wedding ceremony.
Britney and Jason may not have been checkin’ out the chapel but they were deffo making use of the pool area. Check out a few photos of our dear Britney in her pink bikini as she soaked up some sun … More »
Last night David and I met up with our friends Darion and Sebastian so that we could finally see the #1 movie in the country right now, The Expendables. To be honest, the only reason that Darion and I were even remotely interested in seeing this movie was because Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) is featured in the flick … David and Sebastian just came along for the ride. All in all, the film about a group of semi-geriatric action stars saving a fictional Latin country from the evil despotism of a soul-less dictator and the American slime-ball bankrolling his efforts was kinda fun … but it was also kinda bad, but in a good way:
The opening moments of the film had us worried … that is, until the first bad guy was blown to pieces by a grenade launcher. It was at that moment that we knew that even if the acting was terrible (it was), if the writing was terrible (it was) and if it would be difficult to look at Sylvester Stallone‘s bad plastic surgery with a straight face (it really was) the movie would still be worthwhile. The action scenes are really ridiculously fun (as opposed to the film’s few attempts to feature genuine emotion from the actors … those scenes were just plain ridiculous) and make the movie worth your time and money. I was a bit surprised to see that the Governor of California had a cameo in the film and was even more surprised that Charisma only had 2 scenes in the whole movie … but, still, we had a good time:
To clarify, it’s a movie that you could prolly wait to see on DVD or on cable but I’m glad that we went.
One more thing, I also used last night as my opportunity to wear my “vintage” 1991 POP Swatch:
I realize this glorious piece of neon plastic nostalgia has nothing at all to do with our movie fun last night but I’ve been in such a Swatch mood lately, I’m actually really proud to show off my watches :) Besides, one can never wear too much neon, ya know?
It’s Friday … I hope all y’all have a great weekend planned! Enjoy it!!
Sarah Chalke is 34, Tony Kanal of No Doubt is 40, Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) is 58 and Daryl Dragon of the Captain and Tennille is 68 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Yesterday we saw a few photos from Lindsay Lohan‘s first full day of freedom since she was released most recently from court-ordered rehab after she was released from a court-ordered jail sentence. We saw photos of Lindsay Lohan behind the wheel of a new Maserati, which is pretty much what you’d expect to see when a Hollywood socialite gets sprung from rehab. Today we get to see a few photos from L. Lo‘s second day of freedom which included some more running around town. We also get to read the first tweet Lindsay shared on her official Twitter profile since she was incarcerated last month:
Clearly.. Paparazzi shouldn’t be allowed to take pictures or video while someone’s driving or at a stop light. 4every1′s sake #trafficpolice
See, Lindsaydid learn some lessons from her time behind bars and in rehab. You may recall that she was force fed her punishment for violating the terms of 2007 drunk driving conviction … while she clearly had no regard for traffic safety or the lives of other drivers on the road back then, she surely has a new appreciation for traffic safety now. Perhaps Lindsay will become a celebrity ambassador for traffic safety from now on?
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have signed on as presenters for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, organizers said. The newlywed couple’s “True Blood” co-star Alexander Skarsgard has also been booked for Sunday’s event honoring the season’s best in television. The trio joins previously announced presenters Will Arnett, Stephen Colbert, Edie Falco, Tina Fey, Laurence Fishburne, Ricky Gervais, Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Krasinski, LL Cool J, Julianna Margulies, Joel McHale, Matthew Morrison, Eva Longoria Parker, Jim Parsons, Matthew Perry, Keri Russell, Blair Underwood and Sofia Vergara.
The last batch of Emmys presenters is unveiled and it includes nominees Claire Danes and Ted Danson. The former is up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in “Temple Grandin” while the latter has lost to “Dexter” star John Lithgow in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Joining Danes and Danson in the presenters list are fellow nominee Mariska Hargitay, Emily Deschanel, Nathan Fillion, Christopher Meloni, Lauren Graham, Tom Selleck, Maura Tierney and “Undercovers” couple Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. This string of stars complete the line-up who will take duties on the August 29 ceremony. The show will be broadcast live on NBC from the Nokia Theatre at 5 P.M. PDT.
Remember … Jimmy Fallon is asking for YOUR tweets to help him introduce some of these Emmy Awards presenters. You send in some witty intro about the scheduled presenters and he will read the best ones as he introduces them during the show. I’m sure many of y’all can think of very clever things to say about Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, LL Cool J et al. Also, if YOU are hosting or attending an Emmy party this weekend make sure you take lots of pics and then send them in for posting here on the blog! The Emmy Awards only come once a year … let’s make the most of it and have a blast!
Woot! Don’t you just love how Zac‘s rippling muscles glisten in the sunlight? I know the hat doesn’t really work in any way that makes him look sexy but I can attest, the sun in Hawaii is scorching hot … it’ll microwave your precious skin in seconds. Hat or no hat, I think Zac and his very fit bod look A-OK … wouldn’t you agree?
It’s not entirely clear when exactly the video for Get Outta My Way will be released but I imagine it will be soon. This teaser clip is painfully short and doesn’t show very much … but it does tease just enough catch my interest. Additionally, Pink reader Madison sends in a video clip of Kylie Minogue‘s recent appearance in Pocatello, Idaho. That’s right, Kylie made a surprise visit to Idaho to make an appearance on the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Madison sends in a clip of Kylie‘s appearance in town. After the jump, check out the preview clip for the Get Outta My Way music video as well as the video clip of Kylie in Idaho sent in by Madison … More »
Perhaps Alanis Morissette was not betting on getting photographed as she arrived at the airport. If she had, she may well have worn something rather less see-through. The Canadian-American singer left barely nothing to the imagination in a flimsy, sweater dress, which became even more transparent under the glare of the flashbulbs, showing off her burgeoning bump. Alanis, 36, is now thought to be in her second trimester after announcing she was pregnant with her first child earlier this month. She was spotted today with new husband Mario Treadway at LAX Airport making their way to an unknown destination. The smiling couple posed happily for photographers as they arrived at the airport, before making their way through security.
Aww … Alanis. You know she is SO not used to all the media attention that the announcement of her pregnancy has heaped upon her. It’s been quite some time since the paps have been following her around and now that she’s pregs, well, they’re prolly gonna be following her around until she births her baby. Still, it’s possible that Alanis totally knew what she was doing when she decided to wear this disappearing sweater … after all, how else would she be able to give us a really good view of her growing baby bump? See-thru sweater or not, Alanis looks fantastic! I wonder where she and Souleye will pop up next.
I’m telling you … Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a million dollar smile. When he busts out that trademark ear to ear smile, you can’t help but love the guy. I’ve grown increasingly more fond of JGL‘s work and seeing him in Inception has just endeared him to be to the nth degree. I am really hoping that those rumors that he might play The Riddler in the next Batman film turn out to be true. I am really looking forward to great things from our boy Joe.
Betty White, THE hottest actress in Hollywood right now, will be appearing as a guest star on the season 2 premiere of the NBC comedy series Community and today we get our first look at a cute but short promo video for the show which features our dear Betty:
The little comedy gag that Betty does in the clip focuses on her mistaken belief that she will be guesting on Glee instead of Community … yes, this is the part where you’re supposed to laugh. After the jump, check out the video clip and see if the gag works better as you watch Betty in action … More »
Trust me, I always get nervous when I see someone as unstable as Courtney Love hanging out of a window but thankfully she managed to stay indoors and not, you know, dead. And, I’m not gonna lie, I kinda love the babushka look on good ol’ Courtney. She looks kinda cute if you ask me. Thankfully, C. Love has been behaving herself on Twitter as well … which is a huge relief. I’m not sure how long Courtney will keep her nose out of trubs but here’s hoping she can manage at least one more week without suffering another trainwrecky incident.
The cast of “The Vampire Diaries” strike a pose either inside the Salvatore residence, in the Mystic Falls’ woods or in front of bare walls for the latest promo of the series. The popular CW drama will soon enter the second season where Katherine is back terrorizing the vampire brothers and Elena. The first episode of season 2 is aptly called “The Return”. Picking up on the same night as last season’s finale, Elena arrives home to a nightmare as she discovers Uncle John’s and Jeremy’s fate. At the hospital, Sheriff Forbes is comforted by Matt, Bonnie and Damon while she waits to hear if Caroline will survive the car accident. After a confusing conversation with Elena about the night’s events, Damon is the first to realize that Katherine has returned. Katherine’s arrival sends Stefan and Damon on a path to find out what she wants, why she’s back, and how much of a threat she is to the people they love. Meanwhile, still reeling from his father’s death, Tyler is surprised when his charming and mysterious uncle, Mason Lockwood (guest star Taylor Kinney), arrives to console the family.
OOOH juicy. I got so hooked on VD first season, I cannot wait for the action to pick up in season 2. But, we still have a couple weeks to wait before we can get back into the world in fictional Mystic Falls. Until then, let’s try and tide ourselves over with a whole slew of new promo pics of the principal cast of The Vampire Diaries, after the jump … More »
As you may recall, these photos were shot by photographer Terry Richardson and because these 3 photos didn’t make it into print, he decided to share them on his personal blog. I really like the sparseness of these photos … they’re simple but, as I said, very striking. Daniel Radcliffe is a great subject to photograph, don’t you think?
It turn[s] out that Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears are not planning a double wedding just like a swirling report has suggested recently. A source close to the “Toxic” singer [makes clear] that “there is no truth” to the rumor, while Jamie’s pal added the story was made up. The double wedding report was first run by OK! Magazine. The mag claimed both Britney and Jamie were excited about idea to “marry their boyfriends, Jason Trawick and Casey Aldridge, in a spectacular double wedding!” The mag further mentioned that Spears sisters would have their kids as “ring bearers and the flower girl” while they walked each other down the aisle. Meanwhile, Jason was reportedly thrilled about the joint-nuptials idea as well. A source said, “Jason said it would be bigger than a royal wedding.” “Britney’s eyes lit up… A Spears-girls double wedding would be a huge attention-getter,” the source further claimed. As for the guests listed for the ceremony, the mag revealed some big names including Oprah Winfrey, U.S. President Barack Obama and Lady GaGa.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I mean … c’mon. I must admit, there are quite a few tabloid magazine stories that have a hint of truth to them even if they are completely fabricated … but this ridiculous b.s. about a double Spears sister wedding is totally laughable. Once you get to the guestlist which reportedly includes Oprah, Obama and Gaga you *have* to know it’s complete fiction. As much as *I* would love the cheeky ridiculous of a double wedding as imagined by OK! magazine, I felt it was my duty to help clear up this outlandish rumor. Hahahahaha … it’s like, OK! wasn’t even trying to make this bologna sound believable. Ah well, better luck next time.
Mariah Carey has hinted there’s truth behind reports she is expecting her first child with husband Nick Cannon, confessing she’s too “superstitious” to share any baby news right now. Speculation has followed the couple since Carey pulled out of a Tyler Perry movie over mysterious health concerns in June, but she’s yet to confirm or deny whether she’s a mum-to-be. New photos of the singer performing in Brazil and sporting what looks like a fuller figure raised fresh questions and forced Cannon to backtrack over a recent denial. Cannon told New York’s 92.3 FM radio station on Monday: “When my wife feels like talking about whatever she wants to talk about, you will hear it directly from her.” Carey then addressed the issue via a statement released by her publicist Cindi Berger on Thursday. But she refused to confirm or deny the reports – revealing even Berger doesn’t know for sure if her client is expecting. The statement reads: “I appreciate everyone’s well wishes. But I am very superstitious. When the time is right, everyone will know – even Cindi Berger.”
This sounds to me like the surest confirmation that isn’t a confirmation at all. Trust me, I too, am very superstitious like Mariah Carey … I do NOT like talking publicly about things to anyone until it’s a for sure done deal. But the fact that Mimi has shared that she is too superstitious to share any news right now seems very telling to me. And so … we will wait for Mariah‘s official statement on the matter one way or the other. But while I do not want to jinx anything for her or hubby Nick Cannon, I am crossing all of my fingers and toes that we will soon get the news that we are all hoping to get ;D
Yesterday afternoon I got to be the guest of my good friend Tony at the LIVE taping of America’s Got Talent. Despite the fact that neither of us watch the show, we were very excited for the taping because Kylie Minogue was in the hiz to perform the US premiere of her new single Get Outta My Way. As with all TV tapings, our cellphones had to be checked in upon arrival so I wasn’t able to take any photos personally … thankfully, Kylie posted an amazing photo herself on her official Twitter profile:
#getouttamyway !!!!! / I had so much fun tonight at #AGT..thanks to you all….also, BIG UP for Tony Testa’s amazing choreography :) / Big thanks to David Koma for the amazing dress I wore this evening on #AGT xx :)
Despite all the waiting (4 hours!!!), Tony and I had a blast yesterday afternoon. It was such a thrill to be so close to Kylie in person. Tony managed to get us front row seats, which made all the hassles totally worthwhile.
After the jump, check out video of Kylie‘s performance of Get Outta My Way on America’s Got Talent last night … More »
Judging by her talent on display in the new movie Machete, Lindsay Lohan has a great shot at rekindling her movie career, her costars said Wednesday at a screening in Los Angeles. “Lindsay is so good in the movie, and I can’t wait for her to see it,” Jessica Alba, 29, told PEOPLE on the red carpet. “It’s awesome. She’s great. I’m very proud.” Director Robert Rodriguez echoed that sentiment. “I can’t wait for her to see it,” he said. “She’s awesome in the movie. She’s going to enjoy it a lot. … She can do anything she wants [in this business]. This movie is so great for her. I think she’s got a lot of talent, obviously. So, it’s all up to her.” … Danny Trejo, who plays the title character in Machete, forecast only good things for Lohan. “Lindsay’s gonna be cool. She knows it. I know it,” he says. “You know, she got in a little trouble, and now she’s had a little time to put her head together. She’ll be alright. We’ll pick her up again.” While not addressing Lohan’s situation directly, another Machete cast member, Michelle Rodriguez, talked about overcoming problems as a young actress. The former Lost star, 32, has a remarkably similar story to Lohan’s, having spent time in jail herself for violating probation in a DUI case. “This crazy little party girl who loves to enjoy life actually has a purpose,” Rodriguez said. “So, that’s really the core of why I’ve survived so many years and I can go and I can fall down and I can get back up. Why? Because I know why I’m here.” She adds: “That’s the question that a lot of people need to answer when they do fall is, ‘Why am I here?’ If you can answer that question, you’ll be able to dust yourself off and shine like a phoenix out of ashes.”
Judging from these comments alone, it sounds like Lindsay has a lot of support and a lot of people pulling for her. While I am not convinced in the slightest that she is truly ready to turn her life around, I like to think that the positive vibes put out by these very kind people might have a positive affect on her. Time will tell, but no matter how much good other people want for Lindsay she won’t get any of it unless she puts in the work herself.
But, enough about her. Machete will open in theaters on September 3 and judging by the red band trailer that was released back in May, it looks absolutely kick ass! After the jump, check out the trailer again for a little refresher … More »
The Emmy Awards may be less than a week away, but Jimmy Fallon has yet to lose his cool over hosting Sunday’s 62nd annual prime-time event. “We’re getting the final touches on the opening thing that we’re doing. It’s really fun,” Fallon told us … “I’m at the Nokia Theater all day long now, from now until the Emmys. Just getting ready. It’s a long process, a lot of rehearsals, stuff like that” … Fallon was disappointingly tight-lipped about what audiences can expect from this year’s telecast, saying only that a lot of our “favorite TV stars” will be “helping him out” during the show’s opening segment. He also would not reveal which nominees he was rooting for. But he did make one thing clear — the Emmys won’t share many similarities with his late night talk show. “There’s no Roots, sadly. The Roots didn’t come with me from New York. Kind of miss them,” he said, referring to his show’s band. “I think if it’s too much me, it takes away from the fun of the Emmys. My job as a host is to keep moving fast and to let the other people shine, the nominees. Make it a fun night for everybody.”
You know, I really love Jimmy Fallon. Not only is he always funny but he really strikes me as a really kind, really down to Earth guy. My friend Tony and I were at the live taping of America’s Got Talent last night to watch Kylie Minogue perform her new single Get Out Of My Way yesterday afternoon and Jimmy came out to do a short bit for the show as well. He was really funny, yes, but he was also very kind to the audience yesterday. I can’t wait to watch him host the Emmys this Sunday night. After the jump, check out a short video of Jimmy‘s impromptu interview with the LA Times … More »
It’s only been three months since she gave birth to her daughter Bryn, but Bethenny Frankel has managed to shed every inch of her extra baby weight. The Real Housewives of New York star showed off her slim figure and perfectly flat stomach, as she hit a beach in New York state. Clad in a low cut turquoise bikini, the 39-year-old reality star looked happy and relaxed as she carried her three-month-old baby. Mother and daughter both wore hats to protect themselves from the sun. Frankel, who gave birth to Bryn five weeks early on May 8, puts her slim figure down to a low fat diet and an active lifestyle. ‘I’ve really been eating, just not like a crazy person,’ she told Life & Style magazine, adding that she sticks to small portions and works out to her Body by Bethenny yoga DVD. ‘Sometimes it’ll take me the whole day to get through it,’ she told the mag. ‘I do what I can when I can a couple of times a week’ … Fans of Frankel, who is married to real estate broker Jason Hoppy, will be sad to learn she will not be returning Real Housewives for the next season. Instead, she will continue with a second series of her own spin-off show after last year’s Bethenny Getting Married? was a ratings triumph.
Yes, sadly, Bethenny will not return for the next season of The Real Housewives of NYC but we can look forward to another season of her very own Bravo TV reality show. While the NYC Housewives will be going at it again in a jumbled mess of drama, Bethenny will be secluded from all that nonsense on her very own show … so, yeah, she wins. I don’t think I could ever get tired of seeing little baby Bryn … I’m so glad that we will get to see more of the little miss on a new season of Bethenny Getting Married? Isn’t she just the cutest little thing? Love her :D
Sources confirm to E! News that, as Liam’s rep has announced to media, Miley and Hemsworth have broken up. Miley’s rep, so far, is not commenting … “Ever since she left for Detroit, Miley has been super focused on her work,” dishes an insider close to the former couple. “Liam wanted more, but she’s 17 and has other priorities right now. He’s been a distraction.” “[Miley's] not with anybody else,” emphasizes our source. Does that mean Liam could be? Some sources are claiming it’s Hemsworth who may not have been tamed during parts of their relationship … Sources claim to have seen Liam hooking up with another babe, not Miley, … in Huntington Beach where he was … partying during the US Open Surf Competition. As we told you, shortly after his shady behavior down south that weekend, Liam went to Detroit to visit Miley on the set of LOL, making it his second trip since she arrived July 12 to see his Cyrus. But it was short, and possibly not so sweet. “Both visits were only about 24 hours in length—by Miley’s choice,” adds our source. “She is not ready to settle down, and Liam’s not a happy camper.” Now before you bash the Australian hottie, whether Hemsworth was actually cheating on Miley may be up for debate. Friends to the former categorize their relationship as “on-off.” One of our insiders claims the two have broken up and gotten back together before without the media knowing, so Liam’s side hookup may be saved by a technicality. Still, as one source cautions the Miley-Liam tale may not be over just yet: “They’re both young. To say they are done forever would be premature, but it’s safe to say for now they are doing their own thing.”
LOL! Reporting on the torrid romantic relationships of teenagers is just silly … of course they’re gonna break up then make up then break up again. Still, I know some folks out there are very interested in Miley Cyrus‘s private life so there you have it. Homegirl is now single in Detroit Rock City. Personally, I think it’s her loss. Liam Hemsworth is a fine hunk of spunk and I can appreciate how a strapping young lad like himself might like to be in the company of fine young ladies while his popstar/actress/whatever girlfriend is out of sight. The course of young love never runs smoothly … that is, until one’s next bout of young love comes along.
Britney Spears, who’s been busy working on new music and taping Glee, “was very excited to go on a vacation with Jason [Trawick],” a source tells PEOPLE. Staying in an luxury suite at a stunning, oceanfront resort on the island’s Wailea coast, the couple – between spa treatments and gourmet meals – hit the beach. “Britney and Jason seem completely in love and happy,” says an onlooker. “Britney has not stopped smiling since she arrived in Maui, and she seems to have the best time with Jason. “Even in the ocean, they kept smooching. … Britney also looks fabulous in her different bikinis, and Jason is in great shape as well” … “Britney told Preston and Jayden that she was going to the beach and promised the boys that they would get to go also. The boys had the best time in Santa Barbara with their grandparents.”
Hot news out of the horror world Wednesday: “True Blood” star Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell will make cameos in “Scream 4,” now shooting in Michigan. The Wes Craven project has a top secret script, but those in the know say the cameos are in similar nature to that of Drew Barrymore’s in the original “Scream.” The 1996 movie opened with an electrifying sequence of Barrymore forced to play a phone game with the killer. Jada Pinkett Smith and Omar Epps made cameos in “Scream 2.” USA Today broke the news. The Hollywood Reporter learned about the cameos a little while back but complied with a request to hold the reveal as a service to movie fans. The script, according to insiders, is 140 pages long. The general rule of thumb is that one page equals one minute of screen time; 120 pages is already long by horror movie standards, so expect some serious cutting (no pun intended) in the editing room. Also, the movie was originally scheduled to have a 42-day shoot, with the last day occurring on Labor Day holiday weekend (September 4-6). Now, the actors have having their stays extended to the new wrap date, September 24.
Alas, it is getting harder and harder to keep secrets from movie sets a secret. To be honest, knowing that Anna and Kristen will appear in Scream 4 in cameo roles doesn’t seem like much of a spoiler to me. I’m happy to learn this kind of information about a film currently in production … it’s just the spoilery plot points that I try to stay away from. I would not be surprised if one of these two ladies ends up being the first character to get offed in the opening moments of the film … any guesses which one will go first?
Now that Lindsay Lohan is a free woman again, after serving 14 days in jail and 22 days in rehab to satisfy her probation violation for her 2007 DUI conviction, she is back on the streets running wild again. Well, okay, maybe not running wild but she was very bizzy running around SoCal yesterday taking care of a few things. First, she went to the DMV to try and get her driver’s license reinstated (she was successful) then she made her way to McDonald’s to grab a bit of fast food (again, she was successful). Her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, gave a press conference yesterday to explain to the world how much of a changed woman Lindsay Lohan is … I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Here are photos of L. Lo at the DMV yesterday and some deets from Holley‘s press conference:
Lindsay Lohan is a changed woman after her 13 days in jail and 23 days in a drug rehab program, her lawyer asserted Wednesday. “She has learned her lesson,” defense lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley told the judge at a Wednesday morning hearing. Judge Eldon Fox imposed a new set of rules the actress must follow over the next 67 days, but she can live in her West Hollywood, California, home instead of the rehab program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. “She’s very serious about her sobriety,” Holley said. “She looks forward to proving to the court that she is taking this seriously.” The new Lindsay Lohan is not the same woman who painted her nails with expletives for her sentencing hearing last month, Holley told reporters after the hearing. “She’s healthy, she’s clearheaded, she’s positive and looking forward.” Holley said. Fox allowed her to check out of the hospital Tuesday night because the doctors reported the 90 days that had been ordered was too much, Holley said. “The doctors very soon recognized that was completely unnecessary,” she said. Each week until November 1 will be filled with counselng sessions for alcohol and drug rehab, random drug tests, and behavorial therapy. “She’ll be in a lot of therapy,” Holley said, but it will “allow her time to work, which is also positive for her.” Fox gave Lohan a long list of probation requirements, but if she follows them she should be freed from supervised probation in just over two months, the judge said. Lohan can’t leave California until November, so she can be available for random drug and alcohol tests at least twice a week, the judge ordered. She could go to jail for 30 days if she misses a test, he said. She must attend psychotherapy sessions at least four times a week and 12-step chemical dependency classes five times a week, he ordered. Lohan must have at least seven contacts a week with her chemical dependency program, with at least two weekly sessions there. She’ll have to go to behavorial therapy two times a week, he said. Her probation will be closely supervised until November 1, but after that it could be made unsupervised.
Despite the list of probation restrictions listed here, being barred from driving is NOT one of her restrictions. It took a bit of time yesterday but Lindsay successfully had her driver’s license reinstated and was back behind the wheel last night. L. Lo decided to celebrate her new freedom by gettin’ herself a new car — a Maserati. After the jump, check out photos of Lindsay behind the wheel of her new toy last night … More »
Normally reserved for the likes of Kate Moss, Agyness Deyn and front row figures firmly approved by the serious fashion set, the winter issue of the vibrantly quirky fashion glossy features Britney as seen through the eyes of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and the lens of Todd Cole. Murakami has developed a reputation as the Japanese Andy Warhol, with his 2D, ‘Superflat’-style works exploring the notion of selling a product and creating exposure for a brand figure. By mass producing merchandise featuring elements of and characters from his creations, classically trained Murakami has crafted an empire that blurs the line between high and low brow art and has helped to redefine the contemporary Japanese art scene. As part of his quest to generate pieces that better reflect the Japanese zeitgeist, he has frequently returned to the theme of the country’s fascination with trying to eerily maintain an aura of innocence when it comes to mainstream pop culture figures. Cuteness/‘kawaii’ is king in Japan and appropriated, anthropomorphised motifs that continually appear in Murakami’s work include vividly coloured mushrooms, teddy bears and staring eyes. Yet in collaborating with Spears, the artist brings consumerism and fetishism crashing together in Technicolor with a parody of the doe eyed, naïve Manga girl. Posing in a Rodarte lace wedding dress, Spears sweetly gazes up at the camera from the front of one cover, mimicking the shot that appeared on her debut album cover. The picture is slightly blurred and over exposed, surrounding the star in a halo of light as she perches amongst dozens of white flowers. There is even a cartoon Starbucks cup (an ever-present fixture in candid pictures of the star) pasted alongside one inset frame. Kitsch? Most definitely. But sickeningly twee? Certainly not. Murakami is not seeking to present Britney as having emerged from the cocoon of her highly publicised conservatorship virginal and reborn. Whilst she appears undeniably beautiful and doll like, the effect is not one of mannequin level perfection; of a polished, airbrushed-within-an-inch-of-its-life editorial. Some have already commented on Spears’ apparent resemblance to a young Courtney Love in the cluttered cover shots, and although the bleached blonde hair may have something to do with it, the faded feminine tones and heavy mascara -rather than fluttering falsie- framed eyes add a kinderwhore-esque grungy edge to the Lolita façade … Overall, bravo to both Dasha Zhukova’s POP and Team Britney. In uniting for this shoot, Britney has not only bagged some fantastic fringe-fashion credibility, but together they’ve unexpectedly managed to fuse style relevancy (the seasons 1990s, grunge and lace trends featuring amongst most wanted designer pieces), artistic merit (as the subject fits perfectly with the artist’s inspirations, providing a new branch of social commentary) and a fresh approach to high end fashion spreads (by tapping into an aesthetic and personality that hasn’t been represented recently in the press).
I LOVE this so much!! I can’t wait to see more. Fortunately, our dear Britney is lookin’ out for us rabid fans. She updated her official Facebook profile with a new photo from this POP magazine photospread. Check it out, after the jump … More »
Now, you’re prolly trying to think back to the last time you saw Madonna in this position. Well, she got down on all fours for her Reinvention Tour back in 2004 after she got on all fours to perform Like A Virgin at the first MTV Video Music Awards back in 1984 after she got on hands and knees way back in her early nude modeling days in the early 80′s. As you can see, this is a position that Maddy is quite comfortable with. Honestly, I’m more shocked that she’s doing household labor. It’s a nice photo, I suppose. What do y’all think?
Mariah Carey is four months pregnant, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively. The Hero singer and husband Nick Cannon are overjoyed but have decided not to talk about the pregnancy publicly. Privately, however, it’s a different story, according to one source who tells RadarOnline.com that Nick is sharing the great news with close friends only. On Monday, Nick again dodged the pregnancy question. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it time and time again — when my wife feels like talking about whatever she wants to talk about, you will hear it directly from her,” he said on his radio show on New York’s 92.3 FM. Despite his public hesitation to confirm the news, RadarOnline.com’s insider says, “Nick has been telling friends how excited he is to be a dad.” “Mariah has tried so hard to get pregnant,” a source told RadarOnline.com, adding that the singer has no plans to announce her pregnancy in the near future. The source adds that Mariah has passed the four month mark in her pregnancy.
And to add fuel to this pregnancy rumor, it has also been noted that Mariah has been spotted on the streets of Brazil while wearing maternity wear. After the jump, check out the photographic yet purely circumstantial evidence … More »
Because David and I have decided to join the Target Boycott due to their funding of horribly homophobic politicians in this country, we found ourselves in need of a new store to buy our household products. We decided, after hearing many great things, to take our business to Costco. Now, for many years, I’ve resisted shopping at Costco because I have a hard time swallowing the notion of paying a $50 annual fee to shop at a store BUT … we decided to give it a shot:
While we managed to find many of the things we needed in large bulk sizes (and at surprisingly low prices) we were a bit bummed by the limited brand selection. I was thrilled to find cases of bottled Mexican Coca-Cola (which is made with pure cane sugar rather than fructose corn syrup) but chagrined not to find our favorite kinds of shampoo, body wash, hand soap and dry snacks. As you can tell from our very full cart, we did find many of the things we needed but left the store with much of our shopping list left unfulfilled. To be honest, the whole shopping experience at Costco was really stressful. We’ll have to see how we manage to use all the stuff we bought but I fear that shopping at Costco may not be for us.
After our harrowing shopping adventure, I made David take me to one of my fave dining places — find out how I stuffed my face, after the jump … More »
Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) is 23, Rachel Bilson (The O.C.) is 29, Alexander Skarsgård is 34, Claudia Schiffer is 40, Blair Underwood is 46, Billy Ray Cyrus is 49, Tim Burton is 52, Elvis Costello is 56, Rob Halford of Judas Priest is 59, Gene Simmons of Kiss is 61, Regis Philbin is 79, Sean Connery is 80 and Monty Hall is 89 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
As I mentioned earlier, while Britwick were enjoying some alonetime in Hawaii yesterday the kiddies were in the care of Britney‘s parents Lynne and Jamie Spears. After the jump, check out a few more photos of Sean P. and JJ chillin’ with their proud grandparents in SB yesterday … More »
In 1993 Tony Kushner‘s award winning play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes opened on Broadway and set the theater world afire by winning the Tony Award for Best Play in 1993 and 1994 (because the play is performed in two parts, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika — each part won the Best PlayTony in their respective years) and now 17 years later Angels In America is ready for its revival. Starring Zachary Quinto, Robin Bartlett, Christian Borle, Bill Heck, Zoe Kazan, Billy Porter, Robin Weigert and Frank Wood, Angels is being produced by the Signature Theatre Company and will open at the Peter Norton Space on October 28 (tho the show will go into previews on September 14). Due to overwhelming demand, the show has been extended for 6 more weeks with performances going into 2011. Here are a few photos of the Angels In America cast rehearsing the show and some deets about the performance extension:
Due to overwhelming demand, Signature Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) is pleased to announce a six-week extension for the first New York revival of Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, directed by Michael Greif. The production, originally slated to run through December 19, 2010, will now play through Sunday, January 30, 2011. ANGELS IN AMERICA, begins performances on September 14 and opens October 28 at the Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street). Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, the two parts of ANGELS IN AMERICA, will begin alternating in repertory from the start of performances … Signature Theatre Company Artistic Director James Houghton says, “It is deeply gratifying to see the overwhelming response to Tony Kushner’s essential ANGELS IN AMERICA. We are thrilled that New York audiences are as excited about seeing this landmark work as Signature Theatre Company is about producing it.” ANGELS IN AMERICA features Robin Bartlett as Hannah Pitt, Christian Borle as Prior Walter, Bill Heck as Joe Pitt, Zoe Kazan as Harper Pitt, Billy Porter as Belize, Zachary Quinto as Louis Ironson, Robin Weigert as The Angel and Frank Wood as Roy Cohn.
I have never been fortunate enough to be able to see his play performed live. In college, I was approached to be a part of a production that was being put together by one of my favorite professors but I knew that I would not do well on the performance stage and opted out. I’ve read and LOVED the play for many years now. I am very excited that Angels In America will be performed again on the Broadway stage … I hadn’t planned on making my way to NYC in the coming months but I would deffo like to make my way to the Big Apple just to see this show performed live. Those of you who are able to see this show this Fall MUST check it out. It’s such a powerful story, one that I can only imagine is stunning to watch performed live. You can get your tickets (as low as $20 each) HERE. Even if I’m not able to see this show myself, do yourselves a favor and check it out.
Jimmy Fallon, host of the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, was joined by Television Academy President John Shaffner and Emmy Awards Executive Producer Don Mischer at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles just moments ago to officially roll out the red carpet for this weekend’s awards show. Here are a few photos from this morning’s red carpet unveiling event:
I understand that this is the first time an Emmy host has presided over the red carpet unveiling but it’s totally unsurprising that Jimmy would want to be a part of such a fun event. Yesterday we learned that Jimmy is asking YOU to send your tweets so that he can read them live on air and today he’s rolling up his sleeves to roll out the red carpet for the Emmy Awards. I have a feeling that his hosting job this weekend is going to be really fun. While I’m very excited to watch this year, I simply cannot believe we’re already moving into awards season again … can you? Remember the 2010 Emmy Awards air LIVE on NBC this Sunday night at 8PM ET and 5PM PT. Be there or be square.
The campaign film for Miu Miu’s autumn/winter 2010 collection has been doing the rounds for a couple of months now and we fell for it as soon as we saw it. It stars models Lindsey Wixson, Siri Tollerød, Ginta Lapina, and Daphne Groeneveld, all decked out in the lust-have embellished dresses that have caused such a stir paired with kitten heels, patent bags and matching eye shadow. The girls laugh, play and throw shapes to some bass-heavy dance music backed by strobe lights. And it’s just emerged where they got their moves from – Madonna was on set giving them tips. Apparently Madonna rocked up onto the set of the Miu Miu campaign shoot to meet photographers Mert Atlas and Marcus Pigott and take them for dinner. But she got distracted and ended up directing the video instead. Ginta Lapina told Love magazine, ‘We were supposed to shoot a video, so Madonna said she wanted to direct it. They said she could do it but they weren’t going to pay her and she started laughing. She put on her iPod and taught us moves and we shot the video for two hours.’
HMMM … it appears that Madonna is taking this directing thing very seriously. Not only is she directing feature films but she is also directing huge ad campaigns … on a whim. To be fair, I’m not sure how difficult it was for Madonna to direct this ad campaign … because there’s not much to it other than jumpy camera shots, awkward close-up shots and washed out lighting. After the jump, check out the clip and judge for yourselves … More »
That’s right folks, Britney was rockin’ a sexy yellow string bikini in Hawaii yesterday … much to Jason‘s delight, I’m sure. It’s unclear how long the couple will be staying on the island but I hope they are able to enjoy a very nice and relaxing holiday together. It turns out that Britney brought along her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James as well as her parents Lynne and Jamie Spears. While Britwick were enjoying one part of the beach together, the grandparents and kids were enjoying another beach together in Santa Barbara, CA. I’ll post photos of the kids a bit later on. But, hello, how amazing does Britney look? Homegirl is back and in a really big way :D
Her divorce is final and she’s ready to talk. Elin Nordegren breaks her nine-month silence in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE magazine. “I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children,” she says in the magazine’s latest issue, out just days after her split from Tiger Woods was made official. The 30-year-old mother of two, who is studying towards a college degree in psychology, says that despite her husband’s betrayal, “I also feel stronger than I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself.” In 19 hours over four visits to her Windermere, Fla., rental home, Nordegren shared never-before-seen personal photographs and opened up to PEOPLE about the emotional roller coaster she’s been on, her life as a mother to Sam, 3, and Charlie, 19 months, and her hopes for the future. “My immediate plan is for the kids and me to continue to adjust to our new situation. I am going to keep taking classes, but my main focus is to try to give myself time to heal,” she says. She tells the magazine this was her first – and last – interview, as she intends to remain a private person.
I’m actually very surprised that this interview even exists … not because I know how private a person Elin Nordegren is but because I was certain the terms of her divorce from Tiger Woods would insist that she never speak publicly about what went down between them. It does not surprise me in the least that Elin vows that this will be her first and last public interview about her failed marriage to the infidelitous Tiger Woods. After the jump, check out a couple photos of Elin with her kids Sam Alexis and Charlie Axel near their home in Orlando, FL and read a few more excerpts from her People magazine interview — including her take on what happened on that fateful Thanksgiving night when Tiger got into the car crash that brought all of his cheating to light … More »
Lindsay Lohan has been released from her court-ordered rehabilitation at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, the facility the troubled starlet has called home since beginning her treatment there August 2, RadarOnline.com has learned. Lohan, 24, was sentenced by Judge Marsha Revel to serve 90 days in jail, followed by 90 days of rehab for probation violations stemming from her 2007 DUI conviction. But on day 22 of the treatment program, Lohan signed her discharge papers as RadarOnline.com exclusively revealed. The move paved the way for her sudden and shock exit from the center. The Mean Girls actress was spirited out a back door in to a waiting, chauffeur driven car … We’re told Lindsay’s first moments of freedom were a telephone call made to her mother Dina.
And so … Lindsay Lohan‘s punishment for her 2007 DUI conviction which originally was set at 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab turned out to only be 14 days in jail and 22 days in rehab. Will this be enough to teach her the lessons she very desperately needs to learn? Will Lindsay not only learn to control her dangerous addictions but will she also learn how to stay away from people who might lead her toward dangerous behavior? Only time will tell. Now that she’s free again, she is free to either prove that she can live on the straight and narrow (and possibly save her own life) or she go back to the dangerous behavior that got her in trouble in the first place. I guess we’ll have to wait and see …
New outtake photos of Taylor Lautner, shot by photographer Michael Comte last year, have made their way to the Internets for our viewing pleasure:
I figured it’d been a while since we’ve had our last Taylor Lautner fix. Altho this photoshoot was published in a magazine last year, these previously unseen photos are deffo worth a look … especially the one’s behind the cut. After the jump, check out a couple more photos of Taylor Lautner posing pretty for the camera … More »
Ugh, it’s bad enough that the poor people of Miami had to endure the recent infestation from MTV‘s Jersey Shore and now this … haven’t they suffered enough? Well, y’all have been warned … head for the hills or some other safe secluded space until K-Fed leaves your innocent city. And again, all apologies.
They earned an estimated $150million between them last year, so Beyoncé and Jay-Z decided to splash some of their hard-earned cash on a lavish summer getaway this week. The power couple were spotted holidaying aboard a huge luxury yacht off the French Riviera with friends and family. Dressed in a Fifties-style floral bikini complete with high-waisted pants, Beyoncé soaked up the sun on the top deck of the cruiser. The 28-year-old topped off her look with oversized sunglasses and gold hoop earrings and listen to tunes with a set of headphones. She was later joined by her 40-year-old husband, who sheltered from the cool sea breeze in a fluffy white towel, and a young boy, thought to be her newphew Daniel, 5. The energetic young companion was seen jumping around the pair as they tried to enjoy a moment of peace and quiet. The pair plan to have children of their own, but they are in no rush. When quizzed about her plans for pregnancy, Beyonce said earlier this month: ‘No dates, no times – it will happen when I am ready.’ The Single Ladies singer and the rapper have also been seen taking in the sights of Cannes, France, and Portofino, Italy, in recent days.
Yeah, I wouldn’t count on babies from B-Jay just yet but I think they’ll spawn one day. In the meantime, it looks like they’ll just enjoy as much free time as they can while they can.
Madonna‘s 13 year old daughter Lourdes Maria was spotted on the London set of the film W.E. (which is being directed by her mother) this week and she was spotted wearing a very interesting wrist band accessory:
Yes that is a marijuana leaf on Lola‘s Rastafarian wristband … and just because she is wearing it, does not mean that she is a smoker. Kids actually wear these sorts of things, procured at places like Hot Topic, because they look cool not because they are trying to advertise their love of marijuana. Still, it would be naive to think that a 13 year old kid — especially one as famous as Madonna‘s — would have no knowledge of recreational drug use. I tend to look on the more positive side of things and will assume that this wristband is just an innocent if inappropriate fashion accessory. Still, I doubt this sort of thing will be sold as part of the Material Girl accessories line. What do y’all think … is this innocent or something more?
I understand the reunion special was the first time the NJ Housewives were all under the same roof in almost a year … and after everything that transpired and aired on the second season of their show, well, you knew there were going to be fireworks. Poor host (and Bravo executive) Andy Cohen even got shoved out of the way during the special! Scandalous! After the jump, check out the almost 2-minute preview video in full and get a taste of what’s in store when the season 2 reunion special for The Real Housewives of New Jersey begins airing next week … More »
I spent my Monday running around taking care of errands which included paying a visit to the Swatch store in the Beverly Center so that I could see Dr. Swatch. For 2 weeks, all Swatch locations in the US are offering free battery replacements, free strap adjustments and free crystal buffing on all of your Swatch watches:
I’ve been collecting Swatch watches since 1989 (which I used to buy at Hudson’s department stores back home in Michigan) so I’ve got quite a few … and some of them had dead batteries. But one visit to Dr. Swatch yesterday and I got them all new batteries, installed for free! If you have any Swatch watches that need new batteries, just take them to any Swatch store here in the US and get free batteries … but you have until Sunday so, get a move on it ;)
There are still more errands to take care of today … David and I are no longer shopping at Target due to the company’s support of homophobic politicians in Minnesota, so we have to stock up on household supplies elsewhere. Believe me, it pains me very much to boycott Target (which used to be one of my fave stores) but it’s much more important for us not to support their support of homophobia. We’ll be visiting Costco for the first time so hopefully they will be an adequate replacement. Lots to do … and it’s gonna be a hot day here in SoCal today so … Happy Tuesday :)
Rupert Grint is 22, Chad Michael Murray is 29, Dave Chappelle is 37, Marlee Matlin is 45, Craig Kilborn is 48 and Kenny Baker (R2-D2 in Star Wars) is 76 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Click HERE to see NSFW nekkid pics of Inception‘s Tom Hardy. Trust me, it’s worth a look ;)
As you may recall, in the photos we saw yesterday of the newly married Stephen, he was NOT wearing his wedding ring … but I think he learned his lesson. After the jump, check out new photos of Stephen hanging out by himself here in SoCal still without his wife but proudly wearing his new wedding ring … More »
Jimmy Fallon wants your tweet to be part of the Emmy Awards. Fallon, who’s hosting the ceremony on NBC, said the public will be able to submit an introduction through Twitter for up to 15 Emmy presenters, or about half the celebrities who will be handing out trophies. He’ll read the best tweet as each star comes on stage. Starting Wednesday, a list of the presenters involved will be posted at NBC’s website, along with a Twitter link to enter suggested introductions. Previously announced presenters include nominees Matthew Morrison of “Glee” and Jon Hamm and January Jones of “Mad Men.” For example, Fallon said, he’ll announce the chosen tweet, user name included: “@blahblahblah says Jon Hamm is the hottest guy of all time. Here he is, Jon Hamm,” NBC’s “Late Night” host riffed. The Emmys air live Sunday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m. EDT, from the downtown Nokia Theatre. The planned three-hour ceremony will be live at 5 p.m. on the West Coast and repeated at its conclusion.
Now I know that there are a LOT of clever folks out there so I think you should come up with your best tweets and submit them. How awesome would it be if a Pink reader managed to get their tweet read by Jimmy Fallon live on the air during the Emmy Awards telecast? Altho the full list of presenters won’t be revealed until tomorrow, I think it might be wise to draft a few tweets in preparation. This is your chance to be part of the Emmys, how fun is that?
Yesterday afternoon, Paris Hilton stepped out here in SoCal to show off the new pooch she has added to her already massive collection of pets. Very early this morning, Paris awoke to find a man wielding 2 “big knives” breaking into her house. How has your week been so far? Here is our first look at Paris showing off her new pooch Pug Hilton as she shopped at Fred Segal in West Hollywood, CA yesterday afternoon:
I’ve long ago lost track of all of Paris‘s animals but I know she’s got a lot of them … many of them are dogs. It’s unclear if her most famous pet pooch Tinkerbell is still alive or not but if so, I doubt it’d be very happy to see a new pooch on the premises. It remains to be seen if Paris will start carting this dog around in the days to come (especially since the days of the Hollywood “It” Girl toting around pet dogs is long over) but my guess is we may see this little pug a few more times and then never again.
In other Paris Hilton drama, she posted a message on her official Twitter profile a couple of hours ago alerting the world to the fact that she awoke to find a knife wielding psycho trying to break into her home! She even shared a photo of the culprit being arrested by police. After the jump, check out the photo and read all about it … More »
HMMM … it’s hard to be sure about what we are seeing here. Very clearly, it looks like she has a baby bump in a couple of the photos and also very clearly, it appears she has a very flat stomach in the other two photos. Have the photos been doctored? Is she really good at hiding her bump? I was pretty sure that I did not believe the pregnancy rumors before now but I’m not sure anymore. If Mariah is pregs, we’ll find out very soon … she can’t hide a bump (if there is one) for much longer. Blah … I’m so confused. What do y’all think … is she pregs or not?
The judge in the Lindsay Lohan case will issue an order [Tuesday], and it could be Lindsay’s ticket to freedom … TMZ has learned. Judge Elden Fox will issue an order [Tuesday] in Lindsay’s case … somewhere between 1:30 and 3:30 PM PT. This follows a surprise appearance [Monday] in court by Lindsay’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley … but no one is talking about specifically what went down in the judge’s chambers. As TMZ first reported, the doctors at UCLA have recommended that Lindsay get out long before the 90 days imposed by the prior judge — Marsha Revel. Sources have told us they expect Lindsay’s release will probably come this week, to be followed by outpatient care. All signs point to Judge Fox executing this plan.
Ugh … yeah, you can just smell this early release on the air. Even if Lindsay doesn’t get sprung from rehab today, she will be out and back on the streets very soon. I realize she’s been out of the public eye for over 2 months now but it really doesn’t feel nearly enough. I mean, miracles can happen … she may have learned enough about her addictions to function normally even after such a short time in rehab but … I have my doubts. Brace yourselves, world … L. Lo is about to be free again.
Yesterday afternoon, our dear Britney Spears posted a message on her official Twitter profile alerting us to the fact that she will be gracing the cover and the inner pages of the new issue of POP magazine. Today, we get our first look at Britney on the cover of POP magazine as well as a few teases as to what’s in store when the magazine hits newsstands on September 1. Here is Britney‘s manga-inspired POP coverphoto along with the tweet messages she posted yesterday:
So excited for you guys to see my POP Magazine Cover shoot art directed by the brilliant Takashi Murakami – Britney / I just saw the photos for the first time and they are beautiful. Comes out Sept. 1st. Thanks @TakashiPom – Britney
Woot! I love this! Britney doesn’t normally do these kinds of photospreads so I’m very excited to see the full set of photos directed by Murakami. I was very fortunate to be able to see the Murakami exhibit that was housed at the Brooklyn Museum of Art a few years ago and have been a big fan of his for ages. I have no doubt this POP magazine spread will be inventive and fun. After the jump, check out one more photo from Britney‘s POP photospread and read a little blurb that teases what’s to come in the mag … More »
LOL! Aren’t these amazing? Again, I’m SO not the type of person who likes to work out or do yoga but … I’m gonna try some of these poses cuz they look really fun :) After the jump, check out a few more Star Wars Yoga poses … More »
Mariah Carey made her way to São Paulo, Brazil this weekend to perform a special show there and managed to start tongues wagging again as soon as she appeared on stage. Granted, Mimi wasn’t looking as svelte as she normally does but I still think she looked cute and I understand she put on a fantastic performance. Here are a couple photos from Mimi‘s Brazilian performance over the weekend:
Her fuller figure has sparked rumours she may be expecting her first baby. And Mariah Carey’s appearance on stage this weekend did nothing to silence the wagging tongues. The 40-year-old diva looked positively blooming as she appeared in an unflattering black fairy-style dress, showing off a fuller waist and rounder tummy. She also sported a clinging sequinned number which gave fans a view of her ballooning frame. At one point, she looked tired as she sipped water on stage during the performance at the Barretos Cowboy Festival in Sao Paulo. The star, who is married to actor and presenter Nick Cannon, even managed to add to the mystery herself as she took to her Twitter account following the concert. ‘Seriously, I really do love it here, beautiful people inside and out!’ she wrote. ‘Tonite was tuff (sic) 4 me 4 personal reasons, but U got me thru!L4L.’
HMMM … I dunno. I was more keen on believing the pregnancy rumor a few months ago when she pulled out of doing that Tyler Perry movie at the last minute due to “personal reasons” but I don’t know that I still believe she might be pregs. I doubt she would go on stage and perform in front of thousands of people if she were pregs and trying to keep the secret. Mariah Carey looks beautiful at any size … pregs or not, I love her dearly. You do your thang, Mimi.
Dude, if Hayden Christensen can’t handle a fine lookin’ lady like this then it deffo was time for him to cut her loose so she can find someone better suited to appreciate her. I have always had such a soft spot in my heart for Rachel Bilson … she seems like a really sweet person, drama-free and supercute. I never understood what she saw in Hayden … but now that she’s single and ready to mingle, here’s hoping she hooks up with a guy *cough* Adam Brody *cough* that is better suited for her. I mean … look at this girl! She won’t stay single for long.
Britwick did some shopping at Fredric Man and it seems very clear that Britney is having an influence on Jason‘s dressing habits. He looks quite fetching in his plaid shorts, don’t you think? The fact that these two are shopping together and helping one another dress is very telling. I can’t help but believe that this is Britney‘s healthiest relationship ever … and I hope it lasts forever. Long live Britwick!
Hold on to your hats, Dancing with the Stars fans … because according to OK! magazine, Mike The Situation Sorrentino from MTV‘s Jersey Shore has signed on to compete in the upcoming new season of DWTS. Now, this news has not been confirmed as true just yet but OK! seems pretty sure that they’ve got the scoop:
OK! has exclusively learned that the Jersey Shore cast member who named his own muscles has signed on to the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. So will his toned bod and glowing orange tan bring him success in the ballroom? While only time will tell, we think he’ll have a bit of that Patrick Swayze as Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing vibe. OK! recently spoke to DWTS‘ reigning pro champ, Derek Hough, about the upcoming season. And while he had no idea when we spoke with him that The Situation would be on the show, when we asked about the possibility, he said the presence of the Jersey Shore guido would get fans glued to their screens. “It’s people like that who come on the show who people will tune in and watch because either it will be a travesty or it will be interesting to see somebody turn something completely around so I’m up for anybody,” he told OK! at the Creative Emmys Saturday in L.A. “For me it’s classic entertainment, it’s fun. Whatever gets people talking and tuning in is interesting to watch.” Already signed on to the show is his fellow MTV reality star, Audrina Patridge of The Hills, recording artist Brandy and NFL alum Kurt Warner, who led the [St. Louis Rams] to a Super Bowl win in 1998.
What? Not only will The Situation be competing on DWTS but so too will Audrina Patridge from MTV‘s The Hills? It doesn’t sound like there will be any actual stars in this new season of the show … but the addition of these two reality TV hounds will sure attract some attention. Will the older audience who does NOT watch MTV but does love DTWS be impressed? I guess we’ll have to wait and find out.
Additionally, The Situation was spotted jumping for joy on the Seaside Heights, NJ set of the new season of Jersey Shore. After the jump, check out those photos … More »
Yesterday was a very nice and quiet day for me … I managed to get my day’s work done on the blog and tidy up the place a bit before David returned home from his quick trip back East. I spend the rest of the day just relaxing … after all the running around I’ve been doing lately, I was only interested in doing a whole lotta nothing. I did managed to set aside time to watch True Blood last night:
I really loved Lafayette and Jesus‘s psychotropic trip out session … seeing the Virgin Mary bust a move was really cute ;)
Last night, I hung out with Emma and Josh for a bit in Manhattan Beach, CA before going to LAX to pick up David from his flight. Now he’s home, we’re together again and have no plans to do anything too strenuous for a few days. I have a trip home to Detroit in a couple of weeks but in the meantime, I’m planning to do as little as possible. Happy Monday!
Julian Casablancas of The Strokes is 32, Jay Mohr is 40, Shelley Long & Rick Springfield are 61 and Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeanie) is 76 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Le sigh. How can you NOT want to see more when you’ve got Becks looking so … welcoming. After the jump, check out a few cute photos of the Beckham Bunch looking all lovey-dovey in Santa Monica yesterday … More »
Fashionista rockers Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte have teamed up with Macy’s department store to offer a line of clothing called Mad Picks that the guys have personally selected as hot Fall looks this year … for the ladies. Despite what some may think about the rock and rollers, the Madden brothers (older brother Josh Madden included) are among the most fashionable and style-conscious guys around. Here is our first look at one of the promo images for Mad Picks and some deets about this new style offering from Macy’s:
On Wednesday, August 25, Macy’s and American Rag will unveil the limited edition “Mad Picks” capsule collection by Good Charlotte’s Benji and Joel Madden, available in select Macy’s stores and on macys.com. As part of an exciting music program created by FILTER Creative Group and Macy’s private brand American Rag, the “Mad Picks” capsule collection has a distinct rock-n-roll feel for the girl who loves to combine her love of music with fashion. In addition to handpicking “Mad Picks” items from the American Rag fall collection, Benji and Joel Madden will be performing a series of five free concert events in Macy’s stores across the country this fall in support of Good Charlotte’s new album, Cardiology, out November 2. With stylish denim, embellished tops, and boho vests, “Mad Picks” is the Maddens’ first collaboration with a retailer and features their favorite looks from American Rag’s new seasonal collection for girls. To celebrate this effort and launch, the Maddens will perform free acoustic concerts at the following locations:
* Saturday, 9/11: Cherry Hill, NJ – Macy’s Cherry Hill
* Saturday, 9/25: Rosedale, MN – Macy’s Rosedale Center
* Saturday, 10/9: Miami, FL – Macy’s International Mall West Dade
* Saturday, 10/16: Roseville, CA – Macy’s Galleria at Roseville
* Saturday, 10/23: Skokie, IL – Macy’s Old Orchard
Each concert event will take place at 2 p.m. in Macy’s Juniors department and will feature autograph signings and sweepstakes for customers to win tickets to Good Charlotte’s upcoming tour. Customers who make a $50 purchase will get VIP access to meet the Maddens and receive a download card featuring an exclusive acoustic version of Good Charlotte’s new hit single, “Like It’s Her Birthday.” Fans in attendance will also have the opportunity to pre-order the upcoming album, Cardiology … The Maddens currently appear on the cover of RAGGED, the free publication featuring full-length articles and photo spreads of today’s hottest artists sporting the latest collections by American Rag. In the article, “Good Charlotte: Fashion Ready,” Benji and Joel discuss the “Mad Picks” collection: “We like to wear clothes that you can wear up or dress down, like a T-shirt you can throw a jacket over for dinner. It’s important for us as a band to have clothes which we can both walk on stage or relax at home.” Further commenting on the collaboration process, Benji Madden adds, “Macy’s and American Rag have always been places we have looked to for new trends and stylish clothing so it was exciting to be working with retailers where we would normally shop. Both Macy’s, American Rag and FILTER have been incredible and inspiring to work with and we can’t thank them enough for the opportunity. Joel and I can’t wait to look out into the crowd at the next Good Charlotte concert and see all the girls wearing our first collaboration from Mad Picks.” Visit your local Macy’s store beginning August 25 to find “Mad Picks” exclusively from American Rag and get a free PDF download of RAGGED Magazine at raggedmag.com.
I love these guys so much … and I love that they are now moving into the fashion world. Joel‘s #1 lady Nicole Richie has already launched her own clothing (Winter Kate) and jewelry line (House of Harlow 1960) so now it’s his turn to have his fashion say. I think this Mad Picks collection will be a huge success. After the jump, check out one more promo photo from the new Mad Picks campaign … More »
Madonna didn’t look very happy being caught in a downpour last night in London. The Material Girl was on location shooting her first feature length film W.E. – and must have been happy to be behind the camera for once with her uncharacteristically bedraggled look. Sheltering under a giant complementary umbrella from the swanky Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London’s upmarket Hyde Park, the soggy 52-year-old was less than her usual polished self after being caught in one of summer’s biggest deluges. Half a month’s worth of rain – up to 30mm – fell last night on the capital, with 11 flood warnings along the Thames this morning – and Madge’s hair seemed to have been doused in its fair share.
Yikes! Poor Maddy … here’s hoping her Madgesty didn’t catch her death by getting sopping wet this weekend. It’s very rare to see Madonna looking this unkempt (well, unless she means to do so purposely) … so let’s just look back on an earlier time when Madonna made being soaking wet look good:
Now, in order to keep the spoilerish information to a minimum for those of you who do not want to know too much about the new season of Cougar Town before the new season actually airs, I’ll keep the deets about what character Jen will play on the show. BUT, I will share the news that Jen will appear in the season 2 premiere ep when the show returns on September 22. If you would like to know more about her appearance on the show, you can read more after the jump … More »
Director Christopher Nolan will not go into filming production of the next Batman film until next year and will not hit movie theaters until 2012 but rumors about the film’s casting are starting to ramp up in frequency. In recent weeks, since the release of Nolan‘s film Inception, there has been talk that the films actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy are vying for roles in the next Batman film (I’m totally on board with JGL playing The Riddler) but today we learn of another rumor that claims that Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard (who also starred in Nolan‘s Inception) has been offered her choice of roles for the new Batman. According to this new rumor, she can either play Catwoman or Talia al Ghul. Here is a fanmade poster that imagines what Marion might look like in the role of Catwoman and the deets of this interesting new casting rumor:
When it comes to Christopher Nolan’s Batman 3 movie project, nearly every actor associated with his 2010 blockbuster Inception has been linked with the next Batman sequel. Enter the latest rumor to hit … ComicBookMovie.com reports that Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard has been offered her choice of either Catwoman or Talia al Ghul in the yet-to-be-titled Batman 3 project. ComicBookMovie.com’s source allegedly is a former Warner Bros. intern with some inside knowledge. The report says the source:
“… was apparently told today by someone they met during that time that the actress has been approached by the studio to play either Selina Kyle or Talia al Ghul. They went on to tell me that Cotillard has had to turn down the offer as of now as she’s unsure whether the planned shooting start date of the next Batman movie will clash with other projects she’s either interested in or already committed to, despite the fact that she’s reportedly keen to re-team team with Christopher Nolan.”
Now before you get your lycra in a bunch, remember this: The “former intern” who is the source for this report could’ve just been slinging coffee between sound stages. Who knows if she really has privy to such inside information on an important project? But it’s always fun to speculate and I’m sure there are more than a few folks who wouldn’t mind seeing Marion Cotillard wear the shapely outfits required for either role.
Ha! As much as I love this rumor, I don’t really believe it. Even if Marion ends up appearing in the next Batman film, I doubt the source quoted in this report would ever have any such knowledge about her casting. That being said … I do think Marion Cotillard would be fantastic in either role. Everyone knows who Selena Kyle/Catwoman is but the role of Talia ah Ghul is a character not known by very many people. She is the daughter of the villain Ra’s al Ghul (who was featured in Batman Begins) and in the comic book series, she is the mother of Bruce Wayne‘s son Damien Wayne who grows up to be the 5th Robin. Just like Heath Ledger did with the role of The Joker, I feel that Marion could turn either of these two roles into an Academy Award. I’m not holding my breath, to be honest … everyone from Angelina Jolie to Scarlett Johansson has been rumored to play Catwoman. But if I had my pick, I’d deffo go with Marion Cotillard.
Yesterday we learned the very happy news that True Blood costars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer got themselves hitched in a surprise wedding ceremony in Malibu, CA this past Saturday night. Today we get to see new photos of the new husband out and about with some of his BFFs in Venice Beach, CA yesterday … strangely, Stephen was not in the company of his new wife … nor was he wearing his wedding ring:
It should be noted that Anna and Stephen have always enjoyed an unconventional relationship so none of this should be at all surprising. Just because the couple got married doesn’t mean they have to be joined at the hip 24/7. Perhaps Stephen isn’t the kind of guy who likes to wear a ring? Perhaps Anna spent the day with her BFFs elsewhere? To be honest, I’m just glad that in addition to stepping out ringless and wifeless, Stephen also spent some time shirtless ;) That being said, I cannot wait to see the newlyweds out and about TOGETHER hopefully soon.
Just days after Britney Spears stopped by the “Glee” set to film her cameo for Season 2, there already appears to be talk of her returning to McKinley High. On Saturday, at the Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles, Access Hollywood asked co-creator Ryan Murphy if fans can expect to see even more of the “Circus” singer, and Ryan suggested it is likely. “Probably, yeah… probably,” he said. As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Britney hit the “Glee” set earlier in the week to film her guest role, including one scene alongside the show’s own Brittany, played by Heather Morris. While on set, the pop princess spent time with Ryan, and at Saturday’s event, where “Glee” was up for several awards, he told Access what a delight it was to have her around. “Britney came this week and shot, and I got to hang out with Britney,” Ryan said. “She was sweet, she was great.” “I’m now best friends with Britney apparently,” Ryan added, jokingly.
Apparently, when it comes to Britney Spears and Glee, Ryan Murphy says Gimme More. It remains to be seen how all of this will work out on screen but my guess is that Britney‘s appearances in Glee next month will be more cameo-like (ie. not speaking?) and if/when she comes back later in the season, it will be a bit more substantial to tie the storyline in to the first ep. I’m all for it. They could hire Britney to be a series regular as far as I’m concerned. This is fantastic news … I cannot WAIT to see Britney on Glee … how about you?
On September 28, ABC will air the pilot episode of their new superhero family TV show No Ordinary Family (think, live action version of the Disney/Pixar film The Incredibles). But you can watch the pilot episode of the show online … right now:
The Powells are about to go from ordinary to extraordinary. After 16 years of marriage, Jim and Stephanie’s relationship lacks the spark it once had, and their family life now consists of balancing work and their two children, leaving little time for family bonding. During a family vacation set up by Jim in an attempt to reconnect, their plane crashes into the Amazon River. But this is where the fun starts for the Powells, as they soon discover that something’s not quite right. Each of them now possesses unique and distinct superpowers. But saving and savoring their family life will be equally important, as they try to find purpose for their new powers and embark on a journey to find out what defines and unifies them. The Powells are a totally relatable family who happen to be a little bit amazing.
I am really excited about this show … not only do I love the premise but I really love that the amazing Julie Benz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dexter) is featured in a lead role alongside Michael Chiklis. I’ve yet to watch the pilot myself but I plan to watch it online HERE this afternoon. If you would like to watch the ep early as well you can do so with the case-sensitive password Extraordinary.
The ep is only available for viewers in the US … and only for the first 50,000 viewers … so check it out while you can — then let me know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!
After a bit of a lackadaisical day yesterday I met up with Darion for an evening showing of the cinematic masterpiece film Piranha 3D:
The film, which I loved immensely, inspired so much in me that I had a hard time coming up with a concise way to adequately convey just how much I liked the film and, in addition, express what the film entails overall. So, I will post the Piranha 3D review that my friend Eric posted on his Twitter profile:
And that, folks, is THE best review of the film you’ll ever read. Utterly ridiculous? Yes. Wholly entertaining, HELL yes! Piranha 3D is a B-Movie in the grandest sense … hell, there were so many bared boobs in the flick it can actually be classified as a Double D-Movie. The plot is just ridic … but you must see the film for the inventive death scenes. I have a few faves which I will share in the comments for those of you who have seen the movie. If you’ve not yet seen the movie, check it out cold … I think you’ll have a good time ;)
After the movie, Darion and I supped at Fat Fish where we ran into our friend Sebastian and then we met up with Emma and Josh in Hollywood for some after dinner drinks. ‘Twas a fun night!
Today, I have some crap to take care of around the house before I venture out to pick up David from the airport. It’ll be nice to have him home again :D Happy Sunday! Happy Weekend!
Kristen Wiig is 37, Tori Amos is 47, Debbi Peterson of the Bangles is 49, Vernon Reid (Living Colour) is 52, Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley) is 63 and Valerie Harper is 70 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Much, much Birthday Lurve goes out to the GODDESS Tori Amos who is celebrating 47 years young today. As some of you may be well aware, I’ve been a big Tori Amos fan for eons and it is my extreme pleasure wish her the happiest of birthdays today:
I was extremely fortunate to be able to celebrate my birthday last month with my best friend Sarah at the Tori Amos concert in Paris, France … which, I must tell you, is the most amazing way to celebrate one’s birthday. It is my hope that Tori is surrounded by family, loved ones and friends today in celebration of another year of life. Tori Amos is a truly special woman and I wish her all the happiness in the world along with many, many, many healthy years and birthdays to come! Happy, Happy Birthday Tori … Woot!
It is time, yet again, to gawk and gander at the Hot Dude of the Week!! This week, we’ve got a nice young chap who was photographed by NYC artist Jade Young. This week’s Hot Dude manages to make the already hot military look appear even hotter! Say hello to Colt Kirkpatric:
While I’m not entirely sure that it is prudent for a military man to go charging into action with his camouflage jumpsuit unzipped down below his navel but it deffo is a good look for a hottie in peacetime. I understand that young Colt here is an unsigned model … but I’m thinkin’ if he keeps posing for photos like this, he’ll find himself an agency in no time … wouldn’t you agree? Enjoy!!
A couple of weeks ago we learned that the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center is planning a live stage show titled The Golden Guys which will feature actors performing scripts from actual episodes of The Golden Girls. Executive produced by Jane Espensen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Gallactica) and starring Cheeks, Tom Lenk, Lesli Margherita and Sasha Roiz, The Golden Guys had to add a second performance after the first performance quickly sold out. Today we get to see a fun photo that GG castmember Cheeks shared on Twitter of the cast of The Golden Guys posing for the NoH8 Campaign this week:
I’m glad to see that the NoH8 Campaign is still going strong because we still have a very long way to go in the fight for marriage equality. I’m also glad to see that the campaign chose the cast of The Golden Guys to pose for their own photo. I am SO excited to see this stage show, I can’t even tell you. If you missed out on getting tix for the opening night performance, you still have a chance to see the show by getting your tix for the second show HERE.
Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean says he is not abandoning his presidential bid just yet and will send a lawyer to a Haitian court to appeal a decision rejecting his candidacy. Speaking to The Associated Press from his home in Croix des Bouquets, Jean says lawyers will go to a Haitian court Monday to appeal with the national electoral dispute office. Jean told the AP on Sunday that he has a document “which shows everything is correct” and that he and his aides “feel that what is going on here has everything to do with Haitian politics.” Jean’s candidacy was rejected by the country’s elections board Friday night, presumably because he did not meet residency requirements.
While I can appreciate Wyclef‘s tenacity and zeal, I simply cannot endorse his ongoing candidacy for president. Despite the fact that I have no doubt the man loves his country very much, I’m not even remotely convinced that he has either the experience or the know-how to run an entire country. I can’t say I’m surprised that he is appealing but I really think he should let this go. If he is truly serious about helping his country, he needs to live there for a few years … work in local government, affect change from a grassroots level and then, possibly, run for higher office after a few years of concerted effort. Waltzing in and saying I want to be President without one iota of experience not only makes the man look silly but it seems to be a mockery of the Haitian political system. Do the right thing, Wyclef. Let this presidential bid go and work your way to the top.
She won for being naughty on the subject of muffins, and he won – twice – for singing and dancing. Betty White’s Facebook-generated Saturday Night Live hosting gig and Neil Patrick Harris’s turns as Tonys host and special guest star on Glee landed both veteran TV stars in the winners’ circle at Saturday night’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Though White, 88, was not at the Nokia Theater to collect her prize (her Snickers ad was also up for TV’s highest honor), presenters John Lithgow and Clyde Phillips accepted on her behalf. Meanwhile, Harris, 37, was present and accounted for … Harris, who also thanked his partner and (co-parent-to-be) David Burtka, is up for a best supporting actor in a series, for How I Met Your Mother, at next Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Saturday’s other winners also included Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution (best reality series), previous Emmy-winning Survivor host Jeff Probst (best reality-show host) and Ann-Margret, for her guest -starring role on Law and Order: SVU. The ad firm Weiden + Kennedy also received a Creative Arts Emmy for its Old Spice commercial, whose star, Isaiah Mustafa, told the Hollywood Reporter before the ceremony, “This is my first awards show, and I get to be nominated alongside Betty White!”
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards don’t usually get this much attention but considering the caliber of nominees this year, it’s no wonder this news is making a big splash. The big Emmy Awards are next week … but these Creative Arts Emmys are getting major attention. After the jump, check out a few photos of some of the winners at this year’s Creative Arts Emmys … More »
True Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer wed Saturday evening at a private residence in Malibu, Calif., UsMagazine.com has confirmed. Guests — many of them bearing gifts in purple boxes and with purple bows — included Elijah Wood and True Blood costar Carrie Preston with husband Michael Emerson (Lost). Paquin, 28, and Moyer, 40, exchanged their vows beneath a tent across the street from the beach. The couple announced their engagement last August. Connecting over daily breakfasts at a West Hollywood cafe, they began dating a few months after filming first began in 2008 for HBO’s smash vampire series … But the duo waited until February 2009 to debut their real-life romance — a delay that was “very intentional on both our parts,” British actor Moyer explained at the time. “It was very important to me that the cast and crew we were working with didn’t feel it was fickle….We didn’t want to take anything away from the show.” Moyer proposed to Canadian-born, New Zealand-raised Paquin on a Hawaiian beach, presenting her with a ring — a rustic diamond set in an antiqued platinum inset … “With Anna it’s just about pure trust, on camera and off,” Moyer gushed in the July issue of Playboy. “I have never trusted anybody like I trust Anna.” “I feel so lucky right now,” Paquin says in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. “Life is pretty great.”
Awww … what a nice and very happy surprise! As you might expect of Anna and Stephen, their wedding ceremony was a bit … unconventional. Sure, while celebs like Elijah Wood were in attendance, it was the reception part of the evening that got a little out of hand. After the jump, check out a few photos from Anna and Stephen‘s wedding ceremony which took place yesterday evening … More »
David Beckham and his wifey Victoria Beckham spent part of their afternoon at the beach in Santa Monica, CA yesterday lounging about … as far away from the water as possible. While the kiddies were playing below, Posh and Becks enjoyed the view from behind glass. As you can see, Becks was milling about shirtless … which gave folks on the other side of the glass something to gawk at:
My lord but is this man hot. Ugh … Vicki B. so does not deserve all of his hotness, beyotch should share ;) BUT, it pains me to reveal that Becks was spotted putting something in his mouth yesterday that was so unsavory, so disgusting that it almost made me give up my lurve for Becks altogether! After the jump, find out what heinous thing Becks was caught sticking in his mouth … More »
Although they have yet to marry, Jude Law and Sienna Miller are already man and wife – in south-east Asia, at least. The couple literally tied the knot at a traditional ‘Baci’ marriage blessing during a holiday in Laos, the Daily Mail has learned. A village shaman who joined them at the wrist with thread gave them red-and-white thread bracelets to mark their union. And although they have kept the ceremony a secret, 38-year-old Law was still wearing his wristband during an appearance at the Tony Awards in New York … They visited Laos, which is bordered by Burma and China, in April and stayed in Luang Prabang, an ancient royal capital noted for its golden Buddhist temples. The couple spent two nights in a £900-anight villa at the Amantaka Hotel. Despite their opulent surroundings, manager Gary Tyson told the Mail: ‘They behaved just like the other backpackers who pass through here. ‘They took bicycles out in the day time and went to the local markets and restaurants and from what I understand they were not bothered by anyone and were hardly noticed.’ At the hotel the couple met Prince Nithakong Somsanith, a cultural and artistic adviser to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. After he told them about the Baci ceremony, they put on their rucksacks and headed into the hills for their meeting with the shaman … The prince said he had wished the couple well in their marriage, adding: ‘The Baci ceremony is performed everywhere and was also performed at the Royal Court. ‘It usually takes place on the morning of the wedding and is followed by the wedding blessing by monks and feasting and drinking beer and rice alcohol in the evening. Jude Law and Sienna Miller will already be man and wife in people’s eyes here.’ Staff at the hotel noticed the pair were wearing the threads around their wrists on their return, before they left for Bangkok.
Well now … do you like these apples? Despite the fact that this marriage is not enforceable by law, I’m not at all surprised that the couple decided to do the ceremony together. After the jump, check out the photographic “proof” of Jude wearing his wedding band after their return from Laos earlier this year … More »
Last night my friend Jordan and I made our way to the Greek Theater here in LA to see Rufus Wainwright live in concert. Rufus‘s extremely talented little sister Martha was the opening act and they put on one hell of an amazing concert together. Martha‘s set was short but very sweet and Rufus‘s show was, well, unlike anything I’ve ever seen before:
The first half of the show was intended as a self-contained art piece complete with visuals and some theatrics. Before Rufus took the stage, this announcement was read aloud:
The first part of the program will be performed as a song cycle with visuals by Douglas Gordon. During the first set, Rufus has asked that you please do not applaud until after he has left the stage. His exit is part of the piece. After a brief intermission, Rufus will return for the second part of the show during which you may applaud to your heart’s content. Please also refrain from photography during the first set.
Then Rufus took the stage wearing a costume with a 15 ft. train and performed in its entirety, in chronological order his entire new album All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu. Some folks in the audience found it difficult to refrain from applauding but all in all, everyone complied with Rufus‘s instructions. This portion of the show was haunting and very beautiful. The second half of the show as more concert-like and very fun. After the jump, check out some photos from that part of the show … More »
Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Geana sends in a couple of updates about her 13 month old nephew Gage who is bravely battling leukemia … Geana sends in 2 new photos of Gage, the first was snapped after his first week of chemo and the second was snapped the day before he was released from the hospital this week! The oncologist says that Gage is in remission and the leukemia cells in his bone marrow are all gone! He still has a long road ahead but Gage appears to be beating the Hell out of his illness. Check out GageChurchill.com for further updates on this brave and very strong little guy — Lisa and her husband Halemanu send in a cute pic of the two of them in Maui, HI — where they live! Lisa sent me this photo before David and I went to Maui last weekend and it turned out that Halemanu was in the band that played at Marissa’s rehearsal dinner cocktail party — Sarah, who is a big Green Lantern fan, sends in a fun photo of her newest tattoo — Julie sends in a pic that we snapped together last night at the Rufus Wainwright concert at the Greek Theater here in LA last night … she tells me I have to send a HUGE shout-out to her sister-in-laws Nika and Mia:
I am SO THRILLED to hear that little Gage is doing so well already!! I hope all y’all will continue to keep the little guy in your thoughts and prayers because altho he is now cancer-free, he has a lot of chemo to endure and I’m sure he can use all the good, healing vibes we can send his way :) Make sure you check out GageChurchill.com to keep up to date on Gage‘s progress and maybe find out how you can still help. I really want to send out extra special love to all y’all for continuing to send in your fun photos … please keep ‘em coming. It’s a pleasure getting to “meet” so many of you even if we cannot do so in person. Send in your fun pics! Love to you all!
Katie Holmes and her fellow castmates from her new film The Romantics — including Josh Duhamel, Adam Brody, Malin Ackerman, Jeremy Strong and Rebecca Lawrence — are featured in the new J. Crew Fall ad campaign in new promo photos that have been published in the clothier’s new catalog. Here are a couple photos of Katie and her crew modeling the latest looks from J. Crew:
In the upcoming movie The Romantics, it’s a wedding that brings a group of friends together, but in real life, it’s the clothes! Back in June, the film’s stars–including Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Adam Brody, Malin Akerman, Jeremy Strong, and Rebecca Lawrence–teamed up to model glamorous looks from J. Crew’s collection. Brand fan Katie Holmes proved her fashionista status on set in a crystal briolette dress ($1,500) and an olive poplin workshirt ($72), while costars Malin Akerman and Jeremy Strong made for one dapper duo in a tuxedo for him and a silk-and-sequin T-shirt ($148) and black sparkling miniskirt ($358) for her. Katie and Malin loved their looks so much that they ordered the items for themselves, and you can too! Scoop up Katie and Malin’s looks at jcrew.com
While I find it a bit difficult to believe that Katie Holmes would actually wear anything from J. Crew unless she was being paid to endorse the company, I can totally believe that Malin Ackerman is a J. Crew girl … or better yet, a Gap girl. Nonetheless, these promo ads are pretty fun — check out a few more of them, after the jump … More »
Madonna could earn $1 billion by signing up for a five year residency in Las Vegas. The ‘Celebration’ singer is said to be in discussions with promoters to establish a run of shows in the glitzy US gambling capital. If Madonna signs the deal she will be following in the footsteps of other performers such as Elton John, Cher and Celine Dion, who have all made huge sums through Vegas contracts. If the rumours of the contract being worth $1 billion are true, it would push 52-year-old Madonna up the list of highest earning females in the world. Currently, with an estimated fortune of £208 million, she is in fourth place behind talk show host Oprah Winfrey, host and publisher Martha Stewart and British ‘Harry Potter’ creator JK Rowling. It is not known if a Las Vegas residency would conflict with the ‘Material Girl’ singer’s current ten year touring contract with promoters Live Nation, signed in 2007 for a reported £80 million. Whether she appears in Vegas or not, the singer plans to keep touring and recently auditioned for dancers in London to appear in a proposed tour next autumn. A source said: “It’s going to be her biggest, most unexpected tour to date. She is going back to her New York City roots, with a street/hip-hop feel, and wants to make it a physical, dance-heavy set of gigs.” The as-yet unnamed tour – which is part of Madonna’s deal with Live Nation – is expected to net the singer in excess of £100 million.
As much as I love the idea of Madonna getting paid ONE BILLION DOLLARS to perform in Las Vegas for the next 5 years, I highly doubt it will happen. As this report also makes clear, Maddy already signed a $80 million dollar deal with Live Nation for her next series of albums and tours … which she has yet to release. That being said, maybe Madonna can do this billion dollar deal after she completes the terms of her 800 million dollar deal. LOL … I can’t even fathom this kind of money but for Madonna, it’s just a matter of saying yes and the deal is done.
she a little baby & sheltered to SOME degree, phony cop raids, seeing her mother cuffed for no reason other than i found out and theyGRABHER / at her most vulnerable and feed her uttter bullshit based ona FORGED forensically proven to be FORGED operating agreement, so well have fun / with that that kid s=mustr ee somne accountability or shes going to believe thier insanity narcissism and lies, one human loves her truly ME / im done, you arent dumb you know what youve done what youve sold i couldnt shelter you from them i suppose its my fault, im so sorry bean. x / i shouldve hooked up in some loveless marriage to a powerful hedgefund guy then youd be safe, im sorry i didnt. for your sake.i love you. / and i adore and love my daighter shes surrpunded by hatred and darkness other than a few people, its very worrying, but dreamt she went2bard / im sure frances is beloved by many infact many of her friends are grand, & loving, frances is one of the kindest sweetest people in lemonde
Um … yeah. For the most part, I can kinda understand what Courtney is trying to convey to her daughter … I was a bit confused by her assertion that Frances is one of the kindest sweetest people in lemonade … until I realized she meant in “le monde” (which is French for “the world”). Now that Frances is a legal adult completely free of Courtney’s influence, I suspect we’ll be reading more of these missives written by C. Love for Frances. Ugh … what a mess. If Courtney was really serious about mending fences with her daughter she would actually sober up and try to make meaningful amends with her daughter … in private, not on Twitter :(
There’s going to be a Real Housewives of New Jersey showdown! When the feuding stars got together for the upcoming reunion, things got heated right away between Danielle Staub and Teresa Giudice, a source tells PEOPLE. At one point host Andy Cohen and the ladies’ costar Caroline Manzo had to intervene when Teresa got up out of her chair and started for Danielle, who was sitting across the room. “You could feel the tension,” the source says of the mood at the taping. “They were ready to go and they were ready to put it all out on the table.” And they did, according to the source, who described the early drama as “tame” compared to what happened later in the show. “This might be the best reunion we’ve ever done,” Cohen tells PEOPLE. “You won’t believe how it starts and you won’t believe how it ends.”
LOL! I bet you any money that I will, in fact, believe how the reunion episode both starts AND ends. I love these reunions because they are just way too over the top. The New Jersey Housewives truly outdid themselves first season when Teresa flipped over that table … they’ve been trying to outdo that “outrageous” moment ever since. After the jump, check out one more photo from the taping of the RHONJ reunion ep taping … More »
In addition, Roseanne has also decided to make a bid to become Prime Minister of Israel because — hey, why not? After the jump, check out video of Roseanne giving her very long political campaign speech in full. Brace yourselves, there’s a lot to take in … More »
Christmas has come really early for Mariah Carey – she has announced plans to record a festive album for the 2010 holidays. Carey’s “Merry Christmas” became one of the world’s best-selling Yuletide albums of all time after it was released in 1994, and now the singer has plans to follow-up the compilation with a new set of holiday classics. The album, which is scheduled for an early November release, will also feature six new songs and a new mix of her hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You”.
While I think it’s cheating a bit for Mimi to try and milk her song AIl I Want for Christmas Is You on another Xmas album, I am looking forward to the release of this new disc. Mimi really shocked me with her first Xmas album and AIWFCIY is one of my all time fave Xmas songs. Will she be able to have massive success again? I guess we’ll find out in very due time. What do y’all think … does this sound like a good idea to you?
David Beckham rounded up his entire family — including wife Victoria Beckham and 3 sons Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James and Cruz David — for a fun outing at Universal Studios here at Universal City yesterday afternoon. The Beckham bunch hung out all afternoon with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and his family … possibly because Becks was trying to hire his BFF to become his family’s new chef … word is, Becks is trying to save some money by downsizing his personal staff:
Victoria and David Beckham have slashed their workforce after the celebrity couple was warned they were wasting huge amounts of money on surplus staff. The former Spice Girl and her soccer superstar husband are estimated to be worth $172 million and have a string of homes around the world, including properties in England, Los Angeles, France and Dubai. Each of the houses is said to have an independent workforce, but the singer-turned-designer has decided to scale back on number of workers in the couple’s employment following a stern warning from an accountant. According to Britain’s The Sun, the couple has dismissed six gardeners from their French chateau, a long term cleaner at their estate in Hertfordshire, England and six chauffeurs. A source tells the publication, “This very no-nonsense accountant gave it to Vic straight and said, ‘You can afford to employ all of these people. But why the hell do you?’ ” “Once the accountant pointed out that level of staffing was not required Vic pushed the button. There has been a large downsize. David and Victoria are multi-millionaires but that doesn’t mean they have to waste money – and they were hemorrhaging it.”
HMMM … it sounds like Les Beckhams are actually being frugal for once … which sounds wise. As for these photos, I love them! Both David and Victoria spend as much of their free time with their children as possible and it’s entirely darling. We rarely see them hanging out with their friends and even when they do (like they did yesterday at Universal) they often like to bring their kiddies along. Cute!
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom are expecting their first child together, the Australian model tells the Spanish edition of Vogue in its September issue. “Yes, I am pregnant. Four months along,” says Kerr, 27, confirming much buzz about a possible baby after the couple announced their engagement in June, then quietly wed in July. It hasn’t exactly been easy to keep the good news under wraps. “I remember on one occasion in the early days [of my pregnancy] when it was still too soon to say anything, and I had a dreadful time at one job,” she says, recalling morning sickness during the first trimester.
Aww … I knew it! Congrats go out to the happy couple. I had a feeling there might’ve been a wee bun in the oven after the couple got engaged and then married in a month’s time. A couple that heads down the aisle that fast does so for a reason. I can’t even begin to imagine how beautiful a child borne of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom will look like. But the baby is on the way … and I cannot wait for its arrival! This is amazing news, yes?
Haitian American hip-hop star Wyclef Jean is not on the list of approved candidates who satisfy legal requirements to run in Haiti’s Nov. 28 presidential election, an electoral official said Thursday. The presidential bid by the 39-year-old singer-songwriter and international celebrity had triggered widespread enthusiasm in his poor, earthquake-ravaged Caribbean homeland. But it had been challenged on the grounds that Jean, whose primary residence is in New Jersey, did not fully meet the requirements, including a key one on Haitian residency. “He is not on the list as I speak,” said the member of the country’s provisional electoral council, who asked not to be identified. He said the electoral disputes bureau entrusted with settling challenges to candidacies had ruled that Jean did not meet several legal requirements, but he gave no details … There was no immediate comment from Jean, who earlier Thursday met President Rene Preval in Port-au- Prince, the nation’s capital. The provisional electoral council was expected Friday to formally publish the list of approved candidates to succeed Preval, who cannot seek reelection, having served two terms in office.
You know, at the end of the day, I think this is for the best. While I totally believe that Wyclef‘s heart is in the right place, I absolutely do NOT believe he is even remotely qualified to be president of an entire country. I commend him for bringing awareness to the presidential election in Haiti and here’s hoping that Wyclef will continue to work towards the betterment of his country. Perhaps he will help get another more qualified candidate elected into office. While I’m sure Wyclef is bummed he won’t be able to run, I honestly believe it’s in Haiti’s best interest that only the qualified people be allowed to run for the office of president.
Last night David and I met up with our friend David Brind for an intimate drinks thing at his friends home to celebrate his birthday … but on the way to the soiree, we had to stop off to get a birthday card at a Rite Aid … which, coincidentally, was right next to a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop. Since my fave BK flavor Pink Bubblegum is the August Flavor of the Month, I had to get myself a wee taste to celebrate:
MMMM … the ice cream was so delish, I love it. After my dessert, it was time to party … we got to meet a bunch of David’s friends and had a really spectacular night together.
This afternoon, David flies back East to attend a wedding this weekend in Cape Cod but I’m staying here at home. My friend Jordan and I will be seeing Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright in concert at the Greek Theater tonight. I’ve been a huge Rufus fan for YEARS … so I’m excited to see him live tonight in one of my fave LA venues. Should be a fun night … Happy Weekend!!
Demi Lovato is 18, Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian) is 29, KRS-One is 45, James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is 48, Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) is 62 and Connie Chung is 64 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Madonna is being sued over the rights to use the “Material Girl” name for the trendy juniors clothing line that she designed with daughter Lourdes. Apparel manufacturer LA Triumph slapped the superstar with a lawsuit Thursday, claiming that it had been marketing clothes under the “Material Girl” brand since 1997. “Our client and its predecessor have been continually selling similar clothes in similar retail outlets at similar price points under their Material Girl brand since at least 1997 and Madonna and her newfound company do not have the right to trade in the same space under this brand,” said an attorney for the company in a statement, alleging that their client faces “a risk of being subsumed by Madonna’s profile, obvious worldwide notoriety” and massive marketing campaign. Madonna’s much-buzzed-about Material Girl collection, fronted by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen, launched at Macy’s earlier this month. Madonna has not yet commented.
Ouch! According to TMZ, LA Triumph is suing for all the profits Madonna has made thus far from selling her Material Girl clothing line. In cases like this, I would tend to think that Madonna would come out on top … but considering this other company has been selling clothes under the Material Girl name for over 10 years, I think they’ve got a really good case. My guess is that Madonna will find a way to settle with LA Triumph so that she will be able to market and sell her wares. On the other hand, Madonna‘s song Material Girl predates LA Triumph‘s Material Girl line by over 10 years as well … I wonder if that gives Maddy the upper hand. I guess we’ll have to wait and see … but my money is always on Madonna for the win.
When the sci-fi drama V ended its first season last Spring, we the viewers were left with a lot of questions … particularly relating to the red clouds that unfolded above the Earth in the final scene. The season ended without any explanation about those red clouds … leaving us to wonder what the hell could happen next. Today we get to see a few photos from the Vancouver, British Columbia set of V that might give us a hint. Here are photos of actors Elizabeth Mitchell (who plays FBI and V Resistance fighter Erica Evans) and Logan Huffman (who plays Erica‘s son Tyler) making their way out of the Visitors HQ in NYC … as what looks to be red rain falls down all over them:
V was one of my fave new shows last season and I am really looking forward to its return this Fall. As a big fan of the original V mini-series shows from the 80′s I had high hopes that this remake would be just as good or better … and thankfully, this new version of V has not disappointed. I am SO dying to find out what those red clouds mean … and how the story will unfold in season 2. Seeing these new photos of filming production of V season 2 has really made my day. I hope we get to see more photos soon.
The Riley Finn issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 features a letter from the editor that not only confirms that the Dollhouse comic book series will go into production but that the Angel comic book series will be published by Dark Horse comics starting in 2011:
Just like the one-off Dollhouse comic that will be packaged with the Dollhouse Season 2 DVD package, the full comic book series based on the show will be written by Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen (among others) … which means that the series is in very good hands. I am very much looking forward to adding the Dollhouse comics to my already growing collection of Buffy and Angel comics.
When last we saw Real Housewives of NYC star and newlywedBethenny Frankel with her baby daughter Bryn Casey, the little one was still very, very tiny. Today we get to see a newer photo of Bethenny and Bryn that was snapped recently and shows just how much baby Bryn has grown:
OY! How adorable is this photo? Bethenny looks OVER THE MOON with happiness that this little angel is her daughter and Bryn, well, she is just growing into the most darling little girl. I’m just so happy for Bethenny, her husband Jason Hoppy and their beautiful baby girl … they have to be my fave reality TV family. Ugh! So cute … I can barely stand it.
Earlier this month we got to check out a promo video trailer for The Vampire Diaries season 2 but most of the footage in the trailer was from season 1. Today we get to see a proper video trailer for VD season 2 which features lots of footage from the new season … which looks like it’s gonna be very Katherine-centric:
The arrival of Katherine the vampire was teased for most of season 1 and, yet, I was still very shocked by the season finale ep where she actually did show up. I literally gasped out loud when she chopped off those fingers. In less than a month, The Vampire Diaries returns with all new eps and we will finally get to see the havoc Katherine will bring to the town of Mystic Falls. After the jump, check out this new video trailer and see what I mean … More »
Now, I didn’t really care for Hilary‘s up’do hair’do on her wedding day so I’m glad to see that her hair is down … and I really love this color. The hint of red really works for her. It’s kinda crazy to believe that Hilary is now MRS. Mike Comrie but yeah … she’s a married woman now. I also think it’s kinda crazy that the couple were only on their honeymoon for a few days (my guess is that Mike had to be back for hockey practice) … but, at least they have ever after to share together.
All my GLEEKERS in the crowd, Grab a partner take it down -Brit
AHHHHH!! I love this!! The photo we saw on Wednesday seemed to hint that Britney will play the teacher role in the Glee version of her Baby, One More Time music video. This photo is very clear that Britney will play the Madonna role in the Glee version of her Me Against the Music music video. Brilliant!! Ab-so-effing-lutely BRILLIANT! Additionally, Britney shared one more photo from her second day of filming on Glee. Check out that photo after the jump … More »
In order to generate hype for the release of the upcoming horror film The Last Exorcism (due out August 27), Lionsgate decided to have a little fun with some of the unsuspecting voyeurs on Chatroulette (the site that lets you video chat randomly with anyone who happens to be online at the same time, anywhere in the world).