Big Birthday Lurve goes out today to everyone’s favorite prehistoric animated show, The Flintstones, which is celebrating its 50th birthday/anniversary this week. Modeled on the very popular TV series The Honeymooners, The Flintstones have been entertaining us for the last half-century. At the very least, hitting the 50 year mark warrants a hearty Yabba Dabba Do!
A half century ago, Fred and Wilma Flintstone and neighbors Barney and Betty Rubble put the mythical town of Bedrock on the map when “The Flintstones” cartoon aired on US television for the first time. The show, which parodied suburban life in the United States, was the longest running US animated sitcom to be aired during peak viewing hours on television until another cartoon family, the Simpsons, claimed the record in 1997. The series aired weekday evenings for 30 minutes on prime time television on the ABC network from 1960-1966, and NBC showed reruns on Saturday mornings from 1967-1970. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, The Flintstones’ had cartoon appeal for kids, while its satirical dialogue appealed to grown-ups. Its catchy theme song, called “Meet the Flintstones,” was only introduced in 1963, the cartoon series’ third season … On Thursday [September 30], it will be 50 years since the Flintstones and the Rubbles have dealt with the woes of the 20th century working class as they go about their daily lives in the town of Bedrock, around 10,000 BC. Fred and Barney work at the local rock quarry and live for when they clock out and can go home to their families, head to the bowling alley, drive-in movie or Water Buffalo lodge. Wilma and Betty reportedly worked as cigarette girls/waitresses before becoming suburban housewives and mothers. Wilma was believed to be the first cartoon character to be pregnant, and gave birth to a little girl named Pebbles. The Rubbles adopted a boy named Bamm Bamm shortly after Pebbles was born. Fred had a running battle with the family cat — a saber-tooth tiger which doesn’t want to stay outside for the night — and Dino, a baby dinosaur, replaces the typical modern American family’s dog. The series chronicled popular culture and spotlighted icons of the day — not of 10,000 BC but of the 1960s.
I’ve been a big fan of The Flintstones since I was very little … it’s crazy to think the show is 50 years old. Even Google is getting in on the fun … they’re paying tribute to the show today on their main page. I hope you’ll join me in wishing the show a hearty congrats … here’s to another 50+ years ahead!
Everything looks so much better in black and white, don’tcha think? And to be fair, every single magazine photo and/or promo ad photo is retouched to perfection … but, in all honesty, I like seeing Madonna in her natural state:
The woman is still fierce and fabulous even tho she isn’t — GASP — perfect. Actually, she looks pretty damn good in this last photo. Go on with your bad self, Maddy.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino may dazzle the ladies with his amazing abs, but another area of his anatomy is much less impressive! In the Oct. 11 issue of Star, on sale now, one of his conquests dishes about her not-so-hot night with Dancing with the Stars and Jersey Shore star — complete with details about his, um, tiny manbits. “I wouldn’t even call it a one-night stand, because he only lasted a few minutes,” Florida club promoter Melody Eckerson tells Star about their tryst in the Jersey Shore cast’s Miami Beach party pad. Things started out normal enough and Melody admits she was even imagining what it would be like to be his girlfriend. But she got a huge surprise when the reality TV star dropped his pants and revealed — a very tiny Situation! “Let’s just say, I’m thinking of my pinky,” Melody tells Star.
Dang. It’s pretty brutal when a chick is willing to put a guy on blast like this in such a public way but, well, I guess these sorts of things are to be expected when someone like Mr. Sorrentino courts fame and fortune. Considering how much “play” he claims to enjoy, I suspect there may be other ladies out there with the same kind of story to share. I suppose it’s possible that The Situation works so hard on his ab muscles in an attempt to overcompensate for any other shortcomings he may have. Of course, it’s also possible that this story is pure fiction. HMMM … what do y’all think about The Situation‘s situation?
Despite the fact that I’m not the biggest fan of Seal‘s music, there is a softness and a sensuality in this song that really makes it much more appealing than his usual fare. As you can see, Seal‘s beautiful supermodel wife Heidi Klum is featured in the video and the couple makes it very clear how much in love they are with one another — in a sexy and not at all gratuitous way. Watch the full Secret music video, after the jump … More »
After several years, several movies, and hundreds of traps, Jigsaw’s games will finally come to an end on October 29th when Lionsgate releases Kevin Greutert’s Saw 3D in theaters everywhere. Twisted Pictures producers confirmed that this is the final Saw, therefore what we have for you is something quite special … the final Saw 3D poster, which can also be considered the very last Saw poster ever. As epic as that sounds, the new one sheet mirrors that sentiment featuring the construction of a Statue of Liberty-sized Jigsaw. Mother-effin’-epic. Yeah!
The end is truly nigh … but how will it all end? Is this new motion poster a clue to what is in store in the SAW franchise finale? Check out the poster after the jump and judge for yourselves … More »
I’d like to take this opportunity to send out lots of Birthday Lurve to my homie Mark who is celebrating his … well … let’s just say a big birthday today:
Mark has a bit of a rough year but very recently made some very positive steps forward toward a happier and healthier future. I know he is celebrating back home in Detroit today but I wanted to share his Happy Day with all y’all so you too can help him celebrate his birthday.
Tonight, I’ll be making my way to the Key Club in West Hollywood, CA to see Atari Teenage Riot perform LIVE on stage for the first time since I saw them back in 1999 at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, MI:
I’ve been a HUGE fan of Digital Hardcore music as well as its innovator Alec Empire for many years now. I’m fully prepared to have my head and ear drums blown at tonight’s show. It should be a great night.
Lacey Chabert is 28, Jenna Elfman is 39, Fran Drescher is 53, Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch) is 56 and Johnny Mathis is 75 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
In the wake of so many news reports of GLBT youth committing suicide due to bullying, oppression or abuse in recent weeks, musician Dave Navarro has penned an open letter to the GLBT community (with a focus on the younger members of that community) in an effort to try and lend his support. Read on for the full text of Dave‘s very touching and very important message:
Ok everybody, here is the deal. I cannot imagine what it’s like growing up in a close minded environment and being gay, bi or tans-gender. I don’t think any of us who aren’t can possibly imagine. The strength and character it must take to stay true to yourself in such an unforgiving microcosm are qualities that a major portion of the world lacks… Sad, but true. It’s just how it is at the moment. However, it’s that very strength and character that gives the world hope for a new way of thinking and acceptance in the future and when one of our children gives in and gives up, it is not only a tragedy but a victory for those who fear diversity. DO NOT LET THEM WIN! I know how overwhelming the feelings can get and how small the reality can feel, but the bottom line is that this is but a drop in the bucket in terms of the magnitude of life. You can get through this. High school is full of plenty of bullies and fear based hate, as is the world. With any group of people comes a percentage of people who just don’t get it and probably will never get it. That’s OK. We all deal with this to an extent. The truth is that in High School, you are kind of stuck in the group you are a part of until graduation, but trust me… You can pick and choose who you associate with and there are plenty of like-minded people in the world that are understanding, accepting and loving. Sometimes, we just have to stick it out to meet them. The hard cold reality is that once you have chosen suicide, that’s it. No going back. Sure, there is a public outcry and MAYBE the bullies feel remorse for a while, but it all dies down, life goes on, the bullies let the memory fade and get on with their lives. They learn to laugh, love, reach their goals and in many cases go on to have a full and productive life. Who loses? You do! Your family! Your friends! Other teens who need support in this area! Oh yeah… We all Lose! Now the world has one less mind that is open and different and unique and sensitive. Instead, we inherit the bullies, the fear, the set back… Our world has one less soul to help it evolve with a new level of clarity. Personally, I have seen a lot of darkness and tragedy that has felt insurmountable. The murder of my mother, my battle with drug addiction, the loss of friends and family. Utter depression and despair. Of course the thought of suicide has crossed my mind a time or two. Let me share this. THANK GOD I never took that action. The friends I have made, the experiences I have had, the laughter I have shared would have all been missed. In hindsight, some of my darkest moments now seem so small and insignificant that I am amazed I gave them so much power at the time. I am even able to laugh about it now. When I think back to the times I have considered ending it all I end up saying to myself, “What was I thinking?” To those of you contemplating such a course, please do us a favor. Seek counseling first. Find a network of people who have gone through what you are going through. Help others in even more turmoil than you. I am certain that you can find peace. As you know, our society and political climate is SO divided right now. We need your voice. The world at large needs your sheer existence in order to come to terms with itself and where we are going as a planet and species.
Dave wrote this letter and posted it on his official website HERE in the hopes that it would get picked up and shared around the world. It is my sincere hope that his words reach the hearts and minds of those who need to hear the support most. It is heartbreakingly tragic that young people feel the need to end their lives because of the torment they face from cowards and ignorant monsters (like, for example, 50 Cent who advocates gay men to kill themselves on his Twitter profile). I hope this open letter gets passed along from person to person as far and wide as possible. Thank you Dave for taking the time to share your words of support. Here’s hoping that those in need will find the strength required to endure and, most importantly, live on.
Courtney Love took a break from all the crazy to appear in an animated short film by Michael Mouris which he titled The Dark Night of the Soul. In the film, we see the animated evolution of C. Love from grungy rock n’ roll mess to Birkin bag carrying … well, mess. Here are a couple of promo photos which show how Courtney got animated for the film and some deets about the film itself:
“The Dark Night of the Soul,” the six-minute animated short created by Mouris, illustrates — literally — the singer’s evolution from kooky poster child of grunge to classy Birkin bag carrier. In just half a year and on a budget of five thousand dollars, Mouris’ animated portrayal of Love is spot on, down to the visuals and the madcap personality. Vocals from her latest album, “Nobody’s Daughter,” echo in the background and all locations are accurate, but the spoof wouldn’t be complete without “cameos” from Lagerfeld and Andre Leon Talley. “I don’t know if Karl has seen this,” Love said, “But it’s about him in so many ways.” To avoid looking too “cartoony,” Mouris said he always infuses his work with a sense of realism. “My process is called pixilation, which is animated with stop-motion, but uses real people instead of puppets,” he explained. “All of the images come from photographs. I hire actors to play the parts, photograph them in stop-motion and then I collage the photographs.” He likened his method to making a photo collage and then tracing over it.
The film is … interesting. You’ll have to see it for yourselves to see what I mean. Check it out in full, after the jump … More »
Carey Mulligan is seen here on location for her latest film project in Los Angeles. The British actress, 25, was pictured on set with co-star, Canadian actor Ryan Gosling for their new movie, Drive today. The action-thriller is being produced by Universal Studios and will also star Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks. The film is based on the James Sallis novel about a Hollywood stunt driver (Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway car driver in heists. In the book, the stuntman’s already-exciting existence gets jolted when he discovers that a contract has been put out on his life. Wall Street Star Mulligan, who won acclaim for An Education last year, will play the girlfriend of Gosling’s character. Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn is at the helm. Carey looked a little glum as she headed back to her trailer between shoots today, wearing a red top and patterned dress. Meanwhile, Gosling was looking a bit more cheerful, showing off his biceps in a white vest top.
Whooooooo, Ryan. I do love it so when he shows off his almost muscly arms, don’t you? Drive may or may not be the kind of movie that will get me to buy a movie ticket … but the fact that the film will provide hours of Ryan Gosling, well, there’s a good chance they’ll get my money when the film opens in theaters ;)
So … ok … these two haven’t been together for a full month yet but … do you think these two could really turn out to be the real deal? It’s very common knowledge that Olivier is a man with a wandering eye who never seems to be satisfied with just one woman so on his end, this might just be a fling. But Halle Berry is a grown woman and a mother … I can’t believe that she’s interested in just messin’ around for the sake of fun. While I’m still not convinced that these two are in love love I think they might actually be on the right track. If Olivier is ever going to settle down, I think it’s gonna take an amazing woman like Halle Berry to make it happen.
TMZ has learned … Lindsay Lohan is undergoing treatment at the famous Betty Ford Center, a legendary and respected alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinic in Rancho Mirage, California. Lindsay checked in Monday — and as we previously reported, the plan is for her to stay put in rehab at least until her probation violation hearing on October 22. It’s gonna run Lindsay a pretty penny too — according to their website, 30 days of inpatient care at BF runs $26,000. Betty Ford has treated scores of celebs — a short list of former patients includes, Keith Urban, Chevy Chase, Elizabeth Taylor, Gary Busey, Johnny Cash, Kelsey Grammer, David Hasselhoff, Mickey Mantle, Liza Minnelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and Anna Nicole Smith.
On the plus side, Lindsay‘s decision to seek treatment at Betty Ford seems like a positive move forward toward sobriety. She could’ve checked herself into the very posh Promises Rehab Center in Malibu, CA but instead decided to go out of sight and into a proven rehab program. BUT, as with any rehab treatment — no matter how good it is — if Lindsay isn’t serious about her sobriety, she won’t get anything from the program. Again … let’s keep a hopeful thought that L. Lo is really trying to clean up and save her own life. It doesn’t matter why she checked herself in to rehab, it’s just very important that she made the first step.
Mariah Carey, you had us worried. You roll through LAX in a wheelchair yesterday and automatically we start thinking the worst about you and your, um, condition. So what gives? This is what rep Cindi Berger is telling E! News: “Mariah twisted her ankle in Singapore and should have packed more sensible shoes, but she doesn’t have any. I’m sending her a pair of flats today.” Phew. We know it’s wrong to make assumptions based on some suspicious photos but it’s good to hear Carey is going to be OK. Mariah, here’s to a speedy recovery from that darn twisted ankle.
Now, of course, I have no reason to DISBELIEVE what Mimi‘s press rep says … but I do think it is very convenient that MC suffered a “fall” last weekend because if she were trying to hide another reason for needing a wheelchair, it is very easy to mask that reason by blaming a sprained ankle. But, I’m really not trying to play conspiracy theorist … mebbe just a little Devil’s Advocate. Whatever the case may be for the need of a wheelchair, I hope Mariah is doing well no matter what is going on.
Paris Hilton’s boyfriend was cited for hit-and-run last night … after he hit a photog with a Bentley and then just drove off. It all went down as paparazzi swarmed the car as Paris and Cy Waits left Boa in West Hollywood. The posse of paparazzi was all over the car, when suddenly Cy accelerated, knocking a photog down. The couple took off after the hit and the photog called the cops. Paramedics were also called and took the female photog to a local hospital. We’re told at some point later, Cy came back, sans Paris, and spoke with police. Law enforcement sources tell us Cy was cited for hit and run, then allowed to leave. And get this … sources say Paris is saying, “The pap is making up injuries.”
You’d think that the years that Paris Hilton has been courting the paparazzi would teach her how to handle situations like this … but, clearly, she don’t learn so quick. You know, it’s lucky that Paris wasn’t driving the car … can you imagine if she had been arrested? I understand that traffic citations don’t count in terms of her plea bargain but if she gets arrested — for anything at all — she immediately goes to jail in LV. Tsk Tsk. My guess is that Waits will end up getting some small fine for this accident … but the photographer who was injured may decide to sue for injuries. Alas, just another Wednesday night in Hollywood.
George Lucas watched the massive success of “Avatar” and “Alice in Wonderland” in the 3-D format and decided it was time for a return of the Jedi. “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” will return to theaters in 3-D in 2012 and will be followed in the stereoscopic format by the five other live-action movies set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic special-effects shop is overseeing the 3-D conversion. 20th Century Fox will release them, as it has done for all previous “Star Wars” films. Lucas has said publicly on more than one occasion that the technological strides of James Cameron’s “Avatar” persuaded him to reconsider his longtime disdain for 3-D … In a press release LucasFilm is expected to put out soon that was obtained by The Times, ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll made clear that his company doesn’t intend to put out a sub-par 3-D conversion. Some conversions done in a rush have turned off moviegoers and critics. “Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right,” Knoll said in a statement. “It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail to be successful. It is not something that you can rush if you want to expect good results. For ‘Star Wars’ we will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new ‘Star Wars’ experience.”
While I know there are a lot of folks feeling 3D fatigue, I am still a big fan of the format and I am REALLY excited that the Star Wars films will be available in theaters AGAIN and in 3D! I fully trust George Lucas and ILM and have no doubt they will do an amazing job with the 3D conversion. I fondly remember when the Star Wars films were re-released in theaters in the early 2000′s … I am very much looking forward to seeing them all AGAIN on the big screen :D
It’s not a secret that Beyonce loves to dance. But even on one of her rare days of the Single Ladies singer couldn’t stay away from the dancefloor and she crashed a street party in New Jersey to join in with a formation dance. Beyonce, 29, was apparently visiting Jay-Z’s mother last weekend when she heard music coming from outside. And she couldn’t help but join in with the line-dance with a group of girls who looked slightly astonished but kept their cool as she followed them in the Wobble dance. The Wobble is based on song by rapper V.I.C.’s single of the same name which was released in 2008 … But dressed in super-high heels, jeans and a T-shirt, the singer seemed to be enjoying herself.
How much do I LOVE this? Beyoncé likes to keep it real, y’all. This is just way too much awesome :D
Things have been getting hairy in Hollywood for awhile now … And Robert Pattinson, it seems, is next to ditch the razor. The star was snapped at LAX Tuesday debuting a scruffy new mountain man look that left him almost unrecognizable as the same shimmer-skinned vampire that he played in Twilight.
I’d have to say that R. Pattz‘s new beard is more on the sexy side — like Jake‘s, and less on the silly, thin side — like Zac‘s. I’m not sure if Rob is growing his bush of beard for a role or just to sexy up his image but … me likey. Do you?
It’s great to be back on American Idol. The judges were great.
While I’m still not convinced that this new AI judging panel will be the show’s saving grace that so many people are hoping and praying for, at least we know that they are hard at work to try and fix the show. I mean … just seeing these 3 sitting at the judging desk just looks so wrong. I fear this judging panel is gonna be a big flop. I can feel it my bones.
Natalie Portman might get a chance to romance another superhero in her next movie. After taking the female lead role in “Thor”, the brunette is now rumored to portray the love interest of Clark Kent, Lois Lane, in the new “Superman” film. Breaking the report is Moviehole which says a crew member of Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” tells them that the helmer has actually “been talking about this for a while” and that they don’t think talks have “progressed beyond the suggestion of having Nat[alie Portman] be Lois.” The source adds, “They wanted her first time around, this time they can get her – with Darren. But who knows where that’s at now. …nothing on paper yet.” Portman and Aronofsky have worked together for “Black Swan” … Aronofsky is only one of the helmers who are reportedly considered to direct “Superman” … The next “Superman” movie, which is tentatively called “The Man of Steel”, has a script written by David Goyer. Nolan, meanwhile, is tapped to play “godfather” on the project. Warner Bros. is expected to have released the film by 2012 because they stand to lose certain rights to the iconic character in 2013.
Brilliant, Brilliant casting. I really hated Kate Bosworth as Lois in Superman Returns … like, intensely. She is, IMHO, a terrible actress and totally ruined the iconic comic book character. I think Natalie Portman would make a fantastic Lois Lane and I hope she gets the job. I’m also hoping that Darren Aronofsky gets the Superman directing gig as well … I think his vision would truly help revive the semi-dead Superman franchise.
Last night my friend Darion and I made our way out to Grauman’s Egyptian Theater for the Hollywood premiere of the uberfun slasher flick Hatchet II. After the original film, Hatchet, got into a bit of trouble with the MPAA over its movie rating, director/writer Adam Green decided to tell the MPAA to eff off and has decided to release Hatchet II without a rating … making it the first film to be in wide release without an MPAA rating in about 25 years. As a fan of silly fun horror, I was really excited to be among the first folks to see Hatchet II:
Citizen Kane it is not … but what Hatchet II is is a bloody funfest of classic horror movie madness. The Hatchet films, which feature new horror monster star Victor Crowley, are a fun nod to the slasher flicks of the 70s and 80s and are just a good ol’ fashioned fun time at the movies. While the plot is pretty text book, the situations are kinda funny and the death scenes are over-the-top ridiculous. Most of the time, all you see is gallons of fake blood spilling onto walls, trees or the ground. Yes, there are inventive and painfully gross looking deaths but Hatchet II is more fun than disgusting. I’m telling you, I’ve learned new ways I do NOT want to die … which include belt sanders, extra long chainsaws and, of course, hatchets. This movie may not be for everyone but if you’re looking for a fun movie to see this Halloween … go see Hatchet II. If this movie does well, it could signal the end of the influence of the shadowy and totally unnecessary MPAA ratings board here in the US. Darion and I had a great time seeing this movie … so much so, we plan on paying to see it again just to make the point.
At last night’s premiere, we got to meet the film’s star Danielle Harris (who is something of a young Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis). After the jump, check out some of the fun photos we snapped last night … More »
Jill Whelan (Love Boat) is 44, Ken Weatherwax (Pugsley on The Addams Family) is 55, Bryant Gumbel is 62 and Jerry Lee Lewis is 75 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Last night Fox aired the AMAZING Britney Spears Episode of Glee titled Britney/Brittany and managed to set a new series ratings record. Britney/Brittany managed to pull in more than 13 million viewers and became the show’s highest rated episode ever!
ABC’s “No Ordinary Family” got off to an impressively strong start Tuesday night while Fox’s “Glee” rose in the ratings to a series high thanks to its eagerly anticipated tribute to Britney Spears. “Glee” drew 13.3 million viewers and a 5.8 preliminary adults 18-49 rating — dominating the night, rising 4% from its mammoth premiere last week and scoring the pop-drama’s biggest rating ever (yes, higher than the show’s Madonna-themed episode) … Here’s interesting factoid about “Glee” from the Fox ratings department: “This is the first time in 17 years that the highest-rated entertainment program of premiere week grew in Week 2 among adults 18-49 and total viewers (since Fall ’93, ‘Seinfeld’)” … Fox won the night.
Folks … that is the power of a Living Legend. Congrats all around. As those among the 13.3 million of you who watched Glee last night already know, our dear Britney Spears made 3 different cameos thruout the episode:
She appeared in the hallucinated performances of her hit songs Me Against the Music, Baby One More Time and Stronger. After the jump, check out video of Britney‘s brief but memorable cameos on Glee last night … More »
There might be a new franchise of “The Real Housewives” which some participating women are those basketball players’ wives. E! Online reported that “Miami Social Club” which was announced previously has been flipped to become “The Real Housewives of Miami”. The series has been shot with Scottie Pippen’s wife, Larsa, and former L.A. Laker/Miami Heat player Glen Rice’s ex-wife, Christy. Other names … [include] art scene socialite Adriana Sidi, Venue Magazine editor Alexia Echeverria, public relations expert Marysol Patton, drag queen of South Beach Elaine Lancaster and charity planner Lea Black, wife of famous defense attorney Roy Black. But since the show was initially shot for another title and format, “Real Housewives of Miami” will feature less catfight between the women that the other franchises have been relying on for some rating. “It’s going to be a tamer, sexier show,” an insider said. When asked whether this convert to “Real Housewives” franchise is true or not, a rep for the show said, “We announced a show in development called Miami Social Club. Beyond that, we have no further information.” The show will be aired in between November and January since filming has been wrapped up for the first season.
HMMM … as interesting as this sounds, I’m not quite sure that I believe it. I seems odd to me that Bravo, who has enjoyed much success with its Real Housewives franchise, would just change the name of a show and make it a Real Housewives series. I think if they truly wanted to do a Miami Housewives series, they would do it right from the beginning. That being said, these sorts of reality TV shows all tend to get made with the same formula so maybe the name-change was no big deal. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see if we will need to add The Real Housewives of Miami to our DVR recording schedules or not. What do y’all think … would you like to see the Housewives franchise invade Miami?
he First Avenger: Captain America, directed by Joe Johnston, is due for release in the UK in July 2011. Captain America was first thought up to help encourage patriotic feeling during World War II. The big-budget film will tell the origin of Captain America, one of Marvel’s most iconic superhero comic book characters. The story will follow a young soldier called Steve Rogers, who volunteers to undergo a series of experiments and becomes Captain America. Since it was first released, Marvel has sold more than 200 million copies of Captain America magazine in 75 countries.
I love how technology and vehicles used in comic book movies set in the past have a future-retro look. This submarine is clearly meant to look “old” but it looks somehow futuristic. The same can be said about how Gotham City looks in the Batman films. The Art Deco meets the Future look seems to be a very cool signature of big screen adaptations of comic books. This toy looks very cool, I can’t wait to see it in action.
Earlier today, Nicole made an appearance on ABC‘s Good Morning America to talk about the release of her new book. After the jump, check out video of Nicole‘s appearance on GMA this morning and read an excerpt from her just-released novel Priceless … More »
Kellan Lutz stepped out to play a quick game of hoops with one of his friends outside his SoCal home this week in convenient view of the waiting paparazzi. Now, normally I would scoff at this kind of blatant showing-off but something about the sight of Mr. Lutz jumping around sans shirt makes the whole scenario seem A-OK in my book. The game was shirts vs. skins and very thankfully, Kellan was on team skins:
You’ll have to forget me for not including photos of Kellan‘s playmate but I can assure you he was wearing a shirt which, of course, made every photo he was featured in completely irrelevant. I’m not sure who won this game of one-on-one but I think it’s safe to say that with photos like these, we — the viewers — are the real winners :D
Unlike it’s namesake, the album art is anything but Loud. As much as I really do not like Rihanna‘s new Kool-Aid colored hair’do, I’m actually quite fond of this album art. It’s simple and pretty. You don’t get much more personal than an up-close photo of someone’s face. While the album title Loud seems to defy intimacy, the album cover seems to imply that the album may be more personal in nature. While the cover art for Rihanna‘s last album was in black and white, this one is in full vibrant color. I mean, it’s not groundbreaking by any means but it’s a nice, simple cover … and I actually like it. What do y’all think … do you like?
Lindsay Lohan spent her last night of freedom before rehab reading a self-help book — and only RadarOnline.com has the exclusive photos of the troubled starlet from inside her West Hollywood apartment. Wearing a loose fitting black sleeveless dress with matching sunglasses, LiLo was snapped on her balcony at dusk reading The Power of Rest, written by Dr. Matthew Edlund. It’s the latest statement from Lohan who is attempting to undergo an image makeover, before a critical October 22 court hearing that could end with her sent back to jail for 30 days for flunking a drug test … According to our source, Lohan is “tired of being the party girl” and turned to the self-help book for guidance to deal with a “terrible” and disrupted sleeping pattern. “Lindsay hopes to use this book to help restructure her sleeping patterns so she can function better,” said the insider. “She has been shooting films into the wee hours of the morning since she was 11 or 12 years old and then sleeping in trailers while on the set … She was recommended the book by both a doctor and a friend and hopes it will guide her in the right direction.”
My guess is that the implied message of this CLEARLY not-staged photo is to show the world that Lindsay‘s problems lie in her inability to sleep properly and not in her rampant and uncontrollable substance abuse? I mean … yeah. To be honest, the mere sight of Lindsay holding a book is a bit comical to me … especially the sight of her holding a book opened perfectly in the center while she reads standing up, leaning against a balcony railing … with her sunglasses on. I mean, that’s how I read books, don’t you? I suspect the real truth about this photo lies in how much it cost for her to pose for the snapshot. I understand Lindsay has been selling staged photos to the paparazzi in order to make some extra money. I’m not sure how much she got for this photo but I hope not a lot … for a CLEARLY not-staged photo, it’s not very good.
US Weekly brings us hot new photos of happily marrieds Seal and Heidi Klum posing all nekkid and lovey in the music video for his new single Secret, set to premiere tomorrow … but today, we get our first look at their real life music video lurve:
Who says things don’t get hotter after marriage? Seal and Heidi Klum bare all — in bed! — in the video for his single “Secret” (off his album Seal 6: Commitment, out Tuesday) — and UsMagazine.com has your first peek! Klum, 37, tells Us that it didn’t take much acting: “It’s the story of two people in love. My husband is what I always wanted and never thought I would have.” Adds Seal, 47, “The song, the movie, it’s the story of our love” … “I feel so lucky to have found my husband especially at the time when I did,” Klum tells Us. “He is both what I always wanted and never thought I would have.”
Lawd … these two really know how to keep it hot. Heidi, always one looking for an excuse to pose nekkid in front of the cameras, is one hot mama … Seal is a very, very lucky man. To be honest, Seal‘s music is totally not my thing (he lost me back at Kiss from a Rose from the Batman Forever soundtrack) but I am really looking forward to seeing this video in full. I wonder how hot things get between these two in the vid?
Even tho we got our first look at Johnny as Jack back in early July, these new photos show that production is in full-swing. I’m sure it won’t be long before we get to see official promo photos and posters with a teaser trailer likely ready for release by Xmas. Yo Ho Ho, bitches … here we go again.
Lindsay Lohan is in a live-in rehab facility … TMZ has learned. We told you yesterday … Lindsay was checking into a Southern California rehab facility. Well she’s now there. The plan is for Lindsay to stay at least until the next court hearing on October 22.
All joking and sniping aside, let’s just hope that Lindsay is finally ready to get the help that she needs and the rehab facility she is in right now is the place that will give her the help she desperately needs.
As I mentioned earlier, my friend Josh and I were kindly invited to attend the LA premiere of the suspense/horror remake Let Me In (based on the original Swedish film Låt Den Rätte Komma In) which we were both very excited to see:
Josh was excited because he is a fan of the original Swedish film and I was excited because I had only heard amazing things about the film. I am very pleased to say that IMHO, Let Me In lives up to the rave reviews that it has been receiving:
Unlike the plethora of other vampire stories that are so hot right now, Let Me In is a painfully beautiful and poignantly sad tale that reminds the viewer that being a vampire is a curse, not a supernatural blessing. I’m hesitant to reveal too much about the plot mainly because I knew very little about the story going in and found it very entertaining to have the story unfold before my eyes. I will say that the young lead actors, Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) are simply superb! I was totally engrossed by the relationship between Chloë‘s character Abby and Kodi‘s character Owen. Let Me In is kinda scary but more than that, it’s a beautiful love story that naturally becomes very complicated. Even from young actors, tho, the complexities of Abby and Owen‘s relationship is fully fleshed out and is just amazing to watch. I really loved Let Me In … so much so that I hope to be able to see it again when it opens this weekend … plus I deffo plan to read the original novel and see the original film this movie is based on.
After the premiere screening, Josh and I made our way to the afterparty and had a really fun time. We came home with souvenir Rubik’s Cubes (which, after you see the movie, will make more sense). Additionally, I got to meet Pink reader Scott at the afterparty so I want to send a big shout-out to him :) We had fun last night … it’s always a good time with Josh.
Tonight, Darion and I are going to another film premiere … this time, we’re seeing Hatchet II. I can’t wait to see how the sequel measures up to the original film ;)
Last night the cast and crew of the new horror/suspense film Let Me In (which is an American remake of the Swedish 2008 film Låt Den Rätte Komma In, which translates to Let The Right One In) made their way out to the Bruin Theater in Westwood, CA for the Hollywood premiere of their film. Here are photos of principal stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Richard Jenkins and Elias Koteas on the red carpet last night:
You may recognize Chloë Grace Moretz, who plays the lead character Abby in the film, as the actress who played Hit Girl in the film Kick-Ass and you may recognize Kodi Smit-McPhee, who plays the other lead character Owen in the film, as the actor who played The Boy in film adaptation of The Road. My friend Josh and I were very lucky to be able to attend last night’s premiere as well and we both LOVED the film very much. I’ll post my full review a bit later on but I wanted to share these photos from last night’s premiere because I felt the film was so good. Chloë and Kodi are such talented actors, I predict big things for them as their careers unfold. Their on-screen chemistry in Let Me In is really superb. The film opens this weekend … and, to be honest, I’m thinking about seeing it again. The story is really a beautiful one … deffo worth seeing on the big screen.
It’s been getting cold over the last week in London, but that didn’t stop Jude Law and Sienna Miller looking as stylish as ever on an evening out last night. While Jude, 37, opted for a dark grey suit, white shirt and black bowler hat, Sienna, 28, wrapped up in a fur coat over taupe shorts and a matching top. And, ever the trendsetter, Sienna, decided to accessorise her outfit with a splash of bright red lipstick as she and Jude arrived at C London restaurant. But it wasn’t just a social night out for Jude and Sienna, as they met up with Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer and his wife Linda in the eatery. It’s unclear why they pair were dining with Bruckheimer, although presumably it may have been to discuss a future movie in the pipeline. Also dining at the restaurant were Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie and girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley as well as rapper Ne-Yo, who was apparently there on unrelated business. The meeting comes after it was announced Jude would be reprising his role as Watson in Sherlock Holmes 2, after the original last year took in a staggering $523million at the worldwide box office.
Wee!! The Jude’stache is in full effect. Granted, the facial hair still has a bit of growing to do before it reaches its full and sexy thickness, I think it’s off to a pretty good start:
Yes, Jude, lick dem lips … and keep on growin’, will ya? It’s gonna be a fun Autumn ahead watching Jude Law get hairier ;)
In the two Incredible Hulk movies of the past decade, stars Edward Norton and Eric Bana played Bruce Banner but let the effects crew worry about the big green guy. In Marvel’s upcoming The Avengers, though, Mark Ruffalo will actually play the Hulk: “I’m really excited. No one’s ever played the Hulk exactly, they’ve always done CGI,” he told us at last night’s Launch of Farmhearts at Pure Yoga. “They’re going to do the Avatar stop-action, stop-motion capture. So I’ll actually play the Hulk. That’ll be fun.” But he’s nearly as excited about playing Banner: “I really love the first TV version of it, the Bill Bixby one,” Ruffalo told us. “I’m gonna shoot for that a little bit. He was an everyman in it. He’s always on the run and trying to find love. It’s really a sympathetic character, before he turns into the Hulk and fucks everything up.” Also, if you needed one more reason to be excited for Avengers, Ruffalo tells he’ll be playing history’s first-ever 3-D Hulk: “I hope I don’t bulge in anyone’s face, that’s all I have to say.”
Thank the GODS! I’m actually surprised that it took filmmakers this long to realize that their attempts at making a CGI version of The Hulk have been HORRENDOUS! Both The Hulk and The Incredible Hulk suffered from really lackluster FX that made the green superhero look silly rather than incredible. Both movies made me yearn for the days when Lou Ferrigno got all lathered in green make-up to portray The Hulk in the 1970′s TV series. I’m pleased to hear that The Avengers version of The Hulk will be more Avatar-like … it’s a promising development. Considering how small The Hulk‘s part will be in The Avengers, I hope they are able to get his part right. I can’t really take another failed attempt at bringing The Hulk to life properly on the big screen.
When we interviewed Darren Aronofsky at the start of the Toronto International Film Festival, he had a deadpan answer on the progress of “Robocop,” the remake of the 1980s action movie that has been felled by financial problems at MGM. “I think I’m still attached,” he said. “I don’t know. I haven’t heard from anyone in a while.” Now there’s talk that he could make his studio debut with a different classic property: Superman … Of course, Aronofsky is just one name among many. Nolan and producing partner Emma Thomas are casting a net wider than Krypton for the job, with Zack Snyder (a man known for action scenes and physical movement), Matt Reeves (getting heat off this Friday’s “Let Me In”) and a number of veteran filmmakers also reportedly in the running.
I’ve been a HUGE Aronofsky fan ever since Pi was released in 1998 so I would LOVE for him to get the new Superman job. If memory serves, Aronofsky was actually on the shortlist to direct the rebooted Batman franchise that Christopher Nolan ended up winning … so this would be a very cool and interesting turn of events if he should get the gig. Additionally, Deadline Hollywood is reporting that a major announcement about DC Comics characters will be made “in 4 weeks” … read on:
Warner Brothers film execs are telling Deadline there will be major announcements involving DC characters coming in 4 weeks. But I can tell you now that Superman producers Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas are getting closer to resuscitating the Man of Steel … olan has already started meeting with candidates and will submit his choice to the studio within the next few weeks. Warner Bros and Legendary have to get the picture made by 2012, because the studio stands to lose certain rights to the iconic character in 2013 after a judge ruled favorably on behalf of the heirs of Superman creator Jerry Siegel. As I’ve reported previously, the studio at one point wanted Guillermo del Toro to resurrect Superman… Will tell you more when I hear it.
Gah!! All these amazing director names getting thrown around … I can’t wait to see how it all plays out. I’m quite confident that Christopher Nolan will make the right choice and I trust him fully behind the scenes. 4 weeks will fly by in no time … I’m guessing we’ll be hearing about the new Superman director sooner rather than later. So … what do y’all think … are you excited for a new Superman film franchise? Who, if any, of these directors would you like to see breathe new life into the Man of Steel?
Trent Reznor says HBO and BBC America are moving forward with the development of “Year Zero,” the grim sci-fi epic that Reznor has chronicled in his music as well as in a celebrated Alternate Reality Game (ARG). “We are in pre-production with HBO and BBC America to do a miniseries,” Reznor said Monday. “It’s exciting. I probably shouldn’t say too much about it except that I understand that there’s a thousand hurdles before anything shows up in your TV listing. It’s been an interesting and very educational process and it cleared the HBO hurdle a few months ago and now we’re writing drafts back and forth. So it’s very much alive and incubating at the moment.” Reznor is working with the team of Lawrence Bender, best known for producing Quentin Tarantino films such as “Pulp Fiction,” “Inglourious Basterds” and ”Reservoir Dogs“ as well as the documentaries “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Countdown to Zero,” and Kevin Kelly Brown, who was executive producer on “Roswell.“ “BBC America was the first to show interest and came on as the studio,” Reznor explained. “Our writer is Daniel Knauf from ‘Carnivàle’ and he’s busy with pages right now and revising the overall world Bible. It’s been an interesting collaborative effort but I’ve learned that [television development] moves at a glacial pace.”
This is the effing best news ever. Year Zero is among my fave NIN albums, particularly because the thematic structure of the album is so entertaining. When the album was released, the accompanying Alternate Reality Game that existed online was almost as entertaining as the album was. I’ve always felt that the world of Year Zero would make great fodder for expansion … a TV series that is being made in conjunction with BBC America and HBO is sure to remain as true as possible to Reznor‘s original vision. I’m certain that TR and his creative partner Rob Sheridan are planning on being as involved in the process as possible … which means that we are prolly gonna get an amazing new TV series. It’s impossible to know when exactly we might expect the Year Zero series to debut but the fact that the show is now in pre-production is a very positive sign. I am quite confident that these brilliant minds will put together a series that will not only satisfy NIN fans but will satisfy sci-fi fans overall. It’s like a dream come true … and I cannot wait to hear more!
The new season of Dexter FINALLY got underway last Sunday with the season 5 premiere of the show and this week lead actor Michael C. Hall is in NYC doing the rounds to promote the show. MCH paid a visit to The Ed Sullivan Theater last night to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman and homie rolled in to the venue rockin’ a very shiny, very stylish suit:
Unfortunately for us, we’re gonna hafta wait until Friday to see MCH on the show … I understand that he taped his appearance last night but it won’t air on the show until Friday. Altho, I understand that MCH will be appearing on other NYC-based talk shows thruout the week (I believe he’s on Live with Regis & Kelly today) so there should be plenty of appearances to keep us satisfied. I’ve been hearing from a few Pink readers how much they enjoyed the season 5 premiere ep My Bad and I know that the best is yet to come. IMHO, Dexter is THE best show on TV right now … hands down. And can I just say how happy I am to see Michael C. Hall doing so well health-wise? He looks fantastic! Set those DVRs, y’all … MCH will be on Letterman this coming Friday night.
Tonight’s the night! Tonight’s the night that we will finally get to see the much-anticipated and heavily hyped Britney Spears Episode of Glee titled Britney/Brittany. As we count down the hours until the ep premieres on Fox, let’s check out one last sneak peek at the show before it airs. Access Hollywood managed to get its hands on the full performance of the Glee version of I’m A Slave 4 U, which features actress Heather Morris as Brittany doing her best Britney:
Of course, if you want to wait until tonight to watch the performance in full you won’t have very much longer to wait — but for those of you who simply can’t get enough of these preview videos, check it out after the jump … More »
Earlier today we got our FIRST LOOK at Britney Spears IN tomorrow’s episode of Glee, aptly titled Britney/Brittany, and right now we get to check out 2 new promo photos from the ep which show Glee actress Heather Morris rockin’ 2 of Britney’s most iconic costumes … her sheer bodysuit from Toxic and her red rubber bodysuit from Oops! I Did It Again:
These photos were first shared on Britney‘s official iPhone app over the weekend and then Britney shared them with everyone else on her official Twitter profile. I am so excited … I can’t even stand it. Tomorrow can’t get here fast enough for me. Wee!!
Daniel Radcliffe is set to turn all mean and moody as he swaps Harry Potter for Hammer Horror. The actor, famed for his lengthy stint as the boy wizard, is pictured during the first day of shooting on his latest project The Woman In Black. The spooky period drama is being made by the revived British horror movie firm Hammer and scripted by Jonathan Ross’s wife, Jane Goldman. Radcliffe, 21, was spotted in Victorian dress as he started work in his role as lawyer Arthur Kipps, filming just outside Peterborough. In the film he stars as a young solicitor who is sent to a remote spot to sort out a client’s affairs following their death. During his stay he is increasingly haunted by a mysterious ghostly figure, with local villagers unwilling to explain the significance of her appearance. Filming on the production will continue until December around the UK.
Well lookie here … DanRad is lookin’ so manly. He looks good all done up in his Victorian costume. While I really can’t stand period pieces I might be very interested in seeing Danny boy in this flick. It bodes very well for the film to have secured Radcliffe in the lead. I can’t wait to see more.
Following an unsuccessful bid for the Haitian presidency, Wyclef Jean has been hospitalized in New Jersey for “stress and fatigue.” The news was posted on Twitter by Haitian organization AFaceAFace last night (Sept. 26) and later confirmed on the former Fugee star’s Twitter account. According to HaitianBeatz.com, Jean has been suffering from severe headaches for weeks, which became so unbearable that the singer forced himself to check into a hospital. “He has been following a very heavy schedule, that has taken him to Europe twice, Asia and Africa, at the same time he’s working to finish his upcoming album and he has been meeting with a few head of States during the General Assembly Session at the U.N.,” says a source close to Jean.
Ugh … it really sounds like the stress he has been enduring for the past few months has finally taken its toll. To me, this is just another indication that Wyclef Jean was in no condition to make a serious run for political office. If the “stress” and “fatigue” of just trying to get on the election ticket was enough to put him in the hospital, I fear to think what the real stress and fatigue of running an entire country might do to him. Here’s hoping Clef just spends as much time recuperating as possible. His strengths lie in the world of music, he needs to recover so he can get back to do what he does best.
Edward Norton has been discussing superhero movies, with the actor admitting that he’d love to work with Christopher Nolan on a Batman flick, and saying that he only has good feelings towards The Avengers movie. Speaking exclusively to IGN to promote new movie Stone, Norton said that he loved playing Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk, and that he has no hard feelings regarding Marvel’s decision to go with Mark Ruffalo on Avengers. “I think I said everything I want to say in the one thing I put out about that” he explained. “It was a great privilege to do it, and I couldn’t be more appreciative of everybody’s support and positivity towards that because I love those films too. And I hate it when they miss. I hate it when they miss on one – it seems like such a wasted opportunity. But the truth is I’m probably more naturally interested in doing something that I haven’t done. I have only good thoughts towards that though.” Norton revealed that the situation hasn’t put him off the notion of superhero movies however, saying that if a good project came along, he’s sign up. “Chris Nolan’s making the best ones out there by far” he explained “I’d do one with him. He’s set a new bar for sure, and I think he’s done a great, great job.” We pushed Norton as to whether he’d be up for playing a villain in Batman 3, with the actor replying “That would be fun, I would not say no to that.” And more specifically we asked if he’d like to play the Riddler, with the star simply smiling and saying “Your guys can put their votes in on that.”
While I find the notion of Norton as The Riddler an interesting one, I think I’d much more rather seen Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the role. That being said, Ed Norton is more age-appropriate to play The Riddler against Christian Bale as Batman. Tho, it now occurs to me that JGL is the right age to play Robin so … HMMMM. I think we’re gonna hear a lot of talk about who’s gonna play what in the next Batman film. What do y’all think … would Edward Norton make a good Riddler? Do you think he should get the part?
Last night David and I met up with Darion to see Resident Evil: Afterline in 3D at the AMC Theater at Century City. Darion and I vowed not to see the film without one another … and then he went and flew off to Japan for 10 days on opening weekend. But, at long last, we finally saw the film together last night:
It’s really no surprise that most films based on video games aren’t cinematic masterpieces and, in all honesty, there have been some pretty bad ResEvil films in the past … but I’m happy to report that Afterlife was a pretty decent, fairly entertaining movie. Milla Jovovich is such a bad ass, she really makes every film she appears in. I love her in the role of Alice. The 3D in Afterlife was pretty decent, save for a few exceptions … but a few times in the flick I couldn’t tell if I was watching Silent Hill, The Matrix or Resident Evil. And despite the fact that you could see the plot developments from a mile away, we all had a mindlessly fun time together.
Oh and I have to send out big shout-out LOVE to Pink reader Jamie who I had the pleasure to meet in Century City last night :)
Tonight, my friend Josh and I are going to an early screening of Let Me In. He has seen the original version of the film, I have not … but we are both very excited to see it so … hopefully it’ll be a fun night. It is currently 111.2° F outside right now … so I think I’ll be staying inside until the sun goes down. Happy Monday!
We are just ONE DAY AWAY from the epic Britney Spears Episode of Glee titled Britney/Brittany that will air on Fox tomorrow night and today we learn conclusively that our dear Britney WILL be featured in the ep. Now, we saw photos of Britney on the Glee set over the Summer (HERE and HERE) but there was no proof that she would actually be featured IN the ep … until today. A new video promo for the ep aired in Australia this weekend showing a quick glimpse at one of Britney‘s scenes in the episode:
It’s just a quick look but it is proof that Brit Brit will be on our TV screens tomorrow night. Additionally, Britney made an announcement on her official Twitter profile about tomorrow night’s ep. After the jump, check out this first look at Britney on Glee and read her tweet announcement … More »
As you might imagine from a song with such fun lyrics (She’s so wasted / Acting crazy / Making a scene / Like it’s her birthday / Drinking champagne / Going insane / Falling on me / Like it’s her birthday) the video is pretty fun, too. In the vid, the currently single lead GC guitarist Benji Madden is the Mack Daddy gettin’ his freak on with his hard-partying ladyfriend. After the jump, check out the video in full … More »
It’s been a long time growing for the shag-a-licious Tom Brady, whose bad hair days just won’t go away thanks to his increasingly long locks. So why won’t the handsome quarterback cut his hair? His supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen. “You’ll have to speak to my wife about that,” demurred the New England Patriot when he was asked by Massachusetts radio jock Greg Hill if there was anything he could personally do to get Brady to chop his hair, reports the Boston Herald … However, the football star did get the ultimate approval – from someone else besides wife Bündchen: “Nice haircut, Brady,” Bieber, the hair extraordinaire himself, relayed to the Herald.
Okay, firstly … if you’re lucky enough to be married to a beauty like Gisele Bündchen and she tells you to keep growing your hair, you keep growing your hair. Secondly, not many men can pull off a longer hairstyle like this … but these longer locks do look good on Tommy boy. I love when he pulls off his helmet and then shakes out his hair … like he’s filming the scene for slow-motion. I Love Tom‘s hair … do you?
It’s the moment every singer dreads – falling over while performing on stage. Mariah Carey experienced just that during a concert in Singapore on Saturday. The 40-year-old diva took a tumble as she belted out her song Make It Happen at a Formula 1 event. She ended up sitting on the stage before being helped up by one of her backing dancers. As she was hoisted to her feet, Carey quickly joked: ‘I meant to do that.’ But the Dreamlover singer was taking no chances and luckily an assistant was on hand to remove the vertiginous heels that no doubt contributed to her fall. The female assistant removed her shoes as Carey continued to sing, before finishing the 90-minute performance barefoot. The singer later tweeted: ‘TY SO much to my fans in Singapore!!! Yeah, several hectic moments, (lol!)but I tried to swirl them into festive!.Love+ God Bless!’
Aww … poor Mimi. But, if you’re gonna fall on your bum in front of a sold out crowd of people, you might as well have as much fun doing so as possible. I think what is most important is how little consequence it was that Mariah even fell in the first place … considering all the rumors going on around her allegedly pregnancy, it seems pretty telling that she is not (yet) pregs since her fall raised no eyebrows at all. Additionally, Mimi was seen drinking champagne while on stage … another sign that she’s prolly not pregs:
A few Pink readers have suggested that Mimi‘s weight gain may likely be due to fertility treatments that she may be undergoing … so … it looks like she’s not quite pregs just yet.
But let’s get back to that fall, shall we? As you can guess, there is video of Mariah‘s Singapore spill — which you can check out, after the jump … More »
Red-haired Rihanna was spotted in NYC over the weekend hard at work on the set of her new music video What’s My Name? which will be included on her new album Loud!, due out this Fall. As you can see from the following photos, Ri Ri was rockin’ a very mismatched outfit for the video … an outfit that could adequately be described as “Loud!”
Two days after getting out of jail, Lindsay Lohan has emerged from hiding. Accompanied by two friends, sister Ali and mother Dina, the troubled starlet, who will be heading back to rehab possibly as soon as Monday, spent part of Sunday evening visiting the Dream Center, a mission and outreach center connected to the Angelus Temple in Los Angeles’ Echo Park neighborhood. According to a source, LiLo’s business manager Lou Taylor, who also was part of her group, is a supporter of the facility and encouraged her to visit. While there, Lindsay met with children and families, signing autographs and handing out purses to some of the teen girls … “What a great place The Dream Center is here in LA… had a nice time there today, it’s so important to give back. I feel blessed,” Lohan later tweeted. The source said Lohan wanted to make a return visit to see some of the young women housed there, but one thing was clear: She would not be checking in there herself. Lohan plans to check into rehab, but that it would not be at the Dream Center facility, said the source.
LOL!! I can’t believe that anyone would think that Lindsay would be seeking help at The Dream House. She may be willing to dirty her hands a bit with a quick photo opp visit but there’s no way in Hell you could drag her ass there for actual treatment. Rumor has it that Lindsay will be checking herself in to a more posh rehab facility outside of LA “sometime this week”.
And so … now that Lindsay is going back out in public, it’s time to revive the SCRAM Watch. TMZ has the first image of L. Lo and the return of her fave fashion accessory, which you can check out after the jump … More »
Becks has successfully managed to avoid being baited by the taunts but clearly was ready to show his anger when this fool with the video camera decided to heckle him after the most recent Galaxy game. After the jump, check out the video in full and see what Becks‘s angry face looks like — and check out new photos of Becks and his eldest son Brooklyn Joseph enjoying their time together in Trinidad … More »
The much ballyhooed Britney Spears Episode of Glee titled Britney/Brittany won’t air on Fox until Tuesday night but today we learn that a second Britney Spears Episode has been scheduled to air in the new year. AOL Music is reporting that the second Britney ep of Glee will air after Super Bowl XLV early next year and will, in fact, feature Britney herself in a sizable role:
Much like in the first season of ‘Glee’ when they dedicated an entire episode to Madonna, season two will have not one, but two episodes dedicated to Britney Spears. The first Britney Spears tribute — entitled ‘Britney/Brittany’ — will air as the second episode of season two on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 8PM ET. Also like season one, season two will take a break over the holidays and resume airing new episodes in early 2011. ‘Glee’ will then return right after Super Bowl XLV with the second Britney Spears episode. Spears herself has been confirmed to make a cameo in an anesthesia-induced dream sequence at the dentist’s office for the first episode. While there is no confirmation yet about the second episode, considering it is set to air in such a high-profile slot after the Super Bowl, our guess is Britney will play a much larger role in the second.
Squeeeeee!! We are just days away from the first Britney Spears Episode of Glee and now we know when we can expect to see the next Britney ep! This is fantastic news. If there is one thing I’ve learned in this life, it’s that one can never have too much Britney Spears ;)
Last night David and I enjoyed a nice dinner/movie date where he got to pick both the restaurant and the film. We had a great dinner at La Boheme in West Hollywood, CA and then made our way to the ArcLight Hollywood to see the Ben Affleck-directed film The Town. To be honest, I wasn’t all that looking forward to watching an Ben Affleck film but I had heard good things and David really loves these types of movies so we went … and I actually loved it:
The film opens with a voice-over by Affleck in, what I felt, was a very bad Boston accent … so, of course, I was worried that I was gonna hate the whole thing. But very quickly, I’m happy to say, the film won me over … and then, eventually, even Ben won me over as well. The lead actress Rebecca Hall is really good but the real star of the film is Jeremy Renner. He is just so good in this film. And yes, even Ben managed to not only give a strong performance in the film but his direction really proved that he’s got talent. The only person who really didn’t measure up, IMHO, was Jon Hamm. But, to be honest, he was a’ight. I will say that even Blake Lively gave a better performance than he did … which isn’t a slight, she was actually very good in the film as well. The Town is a great action-packed thriller that is not only believable but is also very entertaining story-wise. I was very pleasantly surprised and am happy to recommend it to others. It’s good, y’all.
Afterward, David and I stopped by FUBAR for a nightcap and discovered that it was “Wet Otter” night. Needless to say, the amateur entertainment was pretty subpar but we had fun anyways. It’s crazy … David and I never go out, like, ever … but managed to go out for two weekends in a row. Amazing.
Tonight I’m meeting up with Yasmin and Darion to see Resident Evil: Afterlife in 3D. I promised him I’d wait to see the film until he returned home from Japan so we’re finally seeing the damn thing. I hope your Sunday is going well. Happy Weekend!
Christina Milian is 29, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men is 38, Olivia Newton-John is 62 and Donna Douglas (The Beverly Hillbillies) is 78 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
It is time, once again, to say hello and welcome the Hot Dude of the Week. This week’s very sporty Hot Dude was photographed by Julian Laidig and looks to be in need of a tennis partner. Say hello to Nikolaus Führhauser:
I’d say Nikolaus here has got himself a nice racket, wouldn’t you? It’s been a very long time since I played a serious game of tennis but, strangely enough, this photo has given me new inspiration to dig out my fuzzy balls and hit the court. Anyone fancy a game? Enjoy!!
Everyone’s favorite Buffyverse family, the Hannigan-Denisofs, stepped out for a family stroll here in SoCal this weekend and they looked 1000% adorable all the while. As you can see from these photos, Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof‘s baby girl Satyana isn’t really a baby anymore … now that she’s fully capable of walking on her own two feet like a big girl:
We’re very used to seeing photos of Aly and Alexis pushing around Saty in her stroller but this new sight of the Little Miss walking around on her own is just too dang cute. I can’t even stand it … Satyana is just precious. After the jump, check out a couple more photos that take the cuteness to a whole ‘nother level … More »
Fab. I didn’t think it was possible for Miranda Kerr to get any more beautiful than she already was but now that she’s got that pregnant glow … man … she is stunning. I just love these two … I can’t wait until baby Bloom makes his/her arrival.
Yesterday afternoon Brad Pitt took his daughter Zahara Marley to the American Girl Place doll shop at the outdoor shopping center The Grove here in LA yesterday and managed to create quite a ruckus by just their very presence. Here are photos of Brad and Zahara as they tried to make their way out of the shop yesterday:
David Beckham, in his role as UK soccer ambassador, has made his way to the island nation of Trinidad & Tobago in an attempt to convince the FIFA Executive Committee (which oversees the decision-making process that determines which countries will host the World Cup Soccer Tournament) that the 2018 World Cup tourney should be hosted by England. But, while Becks was in T&T, he also did a bit of fraternizing with the locals. Here are a few photos of Becks coaching some kids at the Marvin Lee Stadium in Port of Spain kicking off the Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation‘s 6-day festival along with some deets about the official nature of his visit:
David Beckham flew to Trinidad from Los Angeles yesterday on a 24-hour mission to win hearts, minds and crucial votes at the beginning of the end-game to bringing the 2018 World Cup to England. In just 67 days’ time in Zurich, the 24-man FIFA executive committee will announce who will host the biggest football show on earth after Brazil entertain the world four years from now. And for Beckham, the flying visit to the Caribbean is a moment to deliver a significant message to the powerbrokers of the world game. ‘A World Cup in England would be an inspiration for a whole new generation – just as the Olympics already are,’ said Beckham. ‘The prospect of having the world’s best players in the world’s best tournament right on your doorstep is truly amazing.’ Beckham’s pre-eminence among British sporting stars prompted Lord Coe to include him as part of the team assembled to deliver the 2012 Olympic Games to London with a brilliant presentation in Singapore five years ago – and the 35-year-old, England’s most capped outfield player, feels the nation could be celebrating again on December 2 … With FIFA president Sepp Blatter and members of his executive committee also in Port of Spain, Beckham will launch a six-day football festival in Trinidad and Tobago this morning run by his football academy. But Beckham’s role, as a 2018 ambassador, has extended beyond providing timely photo-shoots. Andy Anson, chief executive for England 2018, who is lobbying in Trinidad with David Dein, the international president for the bid team, said yesterday: ‘David has been a fantastic ambassador, who has met the majority of the FIFA executive committee. ‘He has been integral to our bid process and he has made a fabulous impression because football is his life. Important men of such influence as Franz Beckenbauer and Michel Platini, great footballers of the past, have valued the thoughts of such a high-profile current player as David. He has great humility and is a genuinely decent person, passionate about the cause. We couldn’t have asked for any greater commitment than that shown by David; his presence adds a level of excitement. After all, this is all about football.’
It’s quite clear that David Beckham would do anything asked of him in order to support the English Soccer Team. I know he was devastated earlier this year when his injury forced him off the English Team at the World Cup in June so I’m certain that he is really hoping to help secure the World Cup for England in 2018 … even tho he will not be able to play, it’s the least he can do for the country and national soccer team that he loves so much. I understand that Becks‘s eldest son Brooklyn Joseph accompanied him to Trinidad but because the visit is so short, we may not get to see father and son together until they return home from their quick trip. In any event, here’s hoping Becks‘s visit will work in England’s favor.
According to new reports, Lindsay Lohan has finally woken up to the fact that she is in need of serious rehab … not playing around rehab, not I’m going to rehab because the judge told me to go to rehab … actual rehab where the end result is the actual will to not want to take drugs. Now, it’s unclear if this new realization is genuine or will be long lasting — or if it’s just another ploy to try and look good to the court (in an effort to avoid further punishment) but it seems to me that any willingness to enter a rehab treatment program is a positive step forward. TMZ is reporting that L. Lo may be entering a real rehab program “sooner rather than later” … read on:
Lindsay Lohan confessed to her friends this week that she needed to go back to rehab — not jail — if she was going to defeat her addiction demons … TMZ has learned. Sources tell TMZ Lindsay was surprisingly self-aware that she made a big mistake by falling off the wagon and testing positive for cocaine — and that she couldn’t fight her disease alone. We’re told Lindsay was also aware that her relapse had “ruined a lot” in connection to the revival of her career … Sources close to Lindsay Lohan tell TMZ Lindsay knows her next trip to rehab won’t be a walk in the park … she’ll be in for some “intense” treatment. People close to Lindsay and the family tell TMZ they were all shocked that Lindsay got tossed in jail on Friday — if only for a few hours. One close friend said Lindsay thought the judge was trying to make an example out of her — Lindsay called it “completely unfair.” As for what’s next … our Lohan sources say Lindsay knows she needs rehab and she needs a good “foundation.” The word that keeps coming into Lindsay’s circle is “intense” — that Lindsay needs to go away this time, and sooner rather than later. We’re told Lindsay, Dina and her manager, Lou Taylor, are all a part of the rehab discussion.
Personally, I find any information provided by “sources close to Lindsay” dubious at best but let’s, for the sake of positivity, assume that maybe some of this information is genuine. I think it would be a very good sign if Lindsay admits herself into a rehab program of her own volition and makes an effort to clean up her life. If she makes a serious commitment to rehab, then she might actually get better. There’s no telling if Lindsay will end up getting sent back to jail, if only for a very short stay again, when she goes back to court on October 22 … but if she starts serious work on her sobriety in the meantime (rather than, say, going out day and night for the next few weeks) she might actually start to save her own life. I’m not holding my breath but, well, I guess we shall see. Additionally, it’s interesting that Lindsay‘s manager Lou Taylor is mentioned here. While I was pretty convinced that Larry Rudolph was in her employ in an attempt to help revive her career, my guess is that he is no longer working for her (if he ever was at all). It’s just crazy how much drama one 24 year old girl can live thru on a day to day basis. How much more can she endure before everything seriously crashes down on her? I’m afraid to find out.
There’s nothing more unsettling than coming home to see a strange package sitting at your door. No postage, just a return address. Opening with caution, inside I discovered a USB flash drive. What would happen when I plugged it into my computer? Was it a virus? Was it a blackmail letter accompanied by a bunch of photos of me gorging myself on peanut butter and Oreos? Nope, it was a viral video that’s clearly from Paramount Pictures’ Paranormal Activity 2 featuring a baby, a girl and a uber-creepy demon/ghost in one single frame. Scanning the video it became obvious to me that there are clues hiding within; so go forth, watch the video, and then post your discoveries below. It’s also worth noting that the return address was 40 University Dr, Rindge, NH 03461 — Franklin Pierce University. Any ideas? The file name was “FMLY4_01-21-58.mov” and the craziness occurs at 01:22:01AM. Maybe that’s a clue?
The clip is very short but it does give us a glimpse at what we can expect when Paranormal Activity 2 hits theaters in just a few weeks. After the jump, check out the vid and see for yourselves … More »
OMG … last night was the Best.Night.Ever. After a group of friends and I had a blast at Six Flags Magic Mountain for their annual GLBT private party Out on the Mountain, we managed to cull together a bigger group of folks to come out and play on the roller coasters for this year’s event … and we had an absolute blast!
Our group of friends managed to grow larger as the night progressed but, honestly, it was really the more the merrier. We managed to ride all of the best roller coasters last night and had the best time ever. We also took a lot more photos this year — which you can check out out, after the jump … More »
Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Inspired by the Awkward Middle School photos link I posted earlier this week, Margie sends in an ADORABLE photo of her husband and her back in Middle School as well as a recent photo of them happily married all these years later — Kendra, who is a beloved and frequent comment poster, sends in a fun photo with her brother Corey, and friends Lisa & Casey (snapped by another friend named Matt) at the LA Galaxy game on September 11 for Kendra‘s birthday — Courtney sends in a fun photo from her BFF Heidi‘s recent Glamour Shots-themed bachelorette party — Jaymes sends in a fabulous photo of his BFFs out on the town in San Jose, CA in celebration of his recent 27th birthday — Courtney sends in a pic with friends Sue and Megan at the Lady Gaga concert in Washington DC last week:
Wow … this is really a great batch of photos, from the bottom of my heart … thank you all. I really love the side-by-side photos of Margie and her hubby and I am thrilled to kinda sorta “meet” the famous Kendra ;) Much love and congrats to Heidi on her upcoming nuptials, Birthday Lurve to Jaymes and LOVE to Courtney and her friends for taking the time to share their fun night out with all of us. I really love posting fun reader photos so please keep ‘em coming!! Love and thanks to you all for all the fun pics that you send our way :D
Amid all the insane craziness from Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, her Hollywood “It” Girl compatriots, I would just like to call all y’alls attention to the fact that our dear Britney Spears spent her week completely out of trouble … lookin’ good all the while:
Mariah Carey, who has begun promoting the release of her new Xmas album titled Merry Christmas II You in recent days, has made her way to Singapore ahead of her performance there for the LG Live at 2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix tomorrow. Curiously, Mimi traveled from the US to Singapore in a long, brown, flowy dress that I seem to recall she wore previously:
When the latest pregnancy rumors about Mimi heated up last month, she was spotted wearing a dress that looked an awful lot like a very popular brand of maternity wear. It looks to me that she is wearing that same dress in these new photos taken earlier today in Singapore. Now, as a long time MC watcher, I don’t recall very many occasions where Mariah Carey was spotted out in public wearing the same dress twice … so it seems oddly suspicious that she would wear this fairly plain maternity wear-like dress in public for a second time. Perhaps she chose the dress because it is more comfortable for flying … but perhaps, just maybe, she wore it for another reason. HMMMM.
In any event, Mimi will be performing at the Grand Prix tomorrow so I’m sure we’ll be seeing more photos of MC in Singapore … hopefully, she’ll be wearing something else.
After effortlessly pulling off a stylish motorcycle maven in her fall/winter 2010 Deréon ad campaign, Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles have decided to add temporary tattoos to the sportswear collection. “We decided to invite Temptu to help us create custom body art for her to model with our fashions,” Tina Knowles, Deréon’s founder, designer and creative director, told WWD. “The resulting images were so strong that we realized consumers might want to re-create the tattoos themselves.” On Nov. 1, Deréon and airbrush makeup firm Temptu will release a limited edition collection of both basic and deluxe temporary tattoos to adorn and toughen up your look. The waterproof tattoos will be offered in Deréon’s signature fleur icon and in chains, spider designs, rocker bolts and jewel baubles-giving you a two to five-day edge. The $16-basic kit has eight tattoos and all the pieces needed to affix the designs on your skin, while the online-only deluxe kit will retail for $34 and includes a signed photo of Beyoncé as well as a chance to win a trip to New York.
I have to admit, after seeing THESE promo photos for the new Deréon collection, I was sure we’d be seeing those temporary tattoos again. My assumption was that Beyoncé herself would be wearing them at every turn … it didn’t really occur to me that she would slap a price tag on them and sell them to her fans. It’s brilliant really … even if the tattoos aren’t big sellers, they can call the offering “limited edition” and sell as much or as little as they like … it’s all extra money anyways. I can’t honestly believe that women of any style and substance would purposely choose to wear these tacky tattoos … but I expect the gays will be rockin’ them in force once they become available at dereon.com. So … I have to ask … would any of y’all wear these temporary tattoos?
Lauren LC Conrad, the girl who found fame and fortune on the MTV reality TV series shows Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and The Hills, has announced that she will be making her return to reality TV on the network that made her a star. As you may recall, LC bowed out of appearing on the final season of The Hills to focus on other projects but after a couple years off she is now ready to step back into the reality TV limelight:
Former “Hills” star Lauren Conrad is set to return to the network that made her famous for a new reality project, The Hollywood Reporter confirms exclusively. Conrad, 24, will be the focus of a documentary-style reality series for MTV following the budding fashion designer as she creates a line of evening wear and builds a fashion house — from the ground up. “I’m so excited to take on this new project that really focuses on my true passion,” Conrad tells THR. “I’m happy to be partnering with MTV because I have had such an amazing relationship with them and love being a part of the network.” Berman Braun will be producing the new reality series. “We are thrilled to be in business with a terrific young entrepreneur like Lauren,” Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun of Berman Braun say in a statement to THR. “It will be a lot of fun to be exploring her new work adventure with her.” “We are so excited to be working with Lauren again,” Tony DiSanto, president of programming at MTV, tells THR. “She is family we are very proud of her. When we shot the test tape for Laguna Beach she was 17 now she’s a mogul.” With the third installment of her teen novel series due out next month, the N.Y. Times best-selling author has already established herself in the fashion world with the Lauren Conrad collection that debuted at L.A. Fashion Week in March 2008 and launched line of casual wear with Kohl’s department stores in 2009.
It makes perfect sense that LC would return to MTV with a new reality series, after all, they are the network that really helped her form her career. I’m certain MTV was very interested in working with LC again, after all, she is the young girl whose squeaky clean image allowed them to make a whole lotta money. My guess is that this new deal is a very lucrative one for LC. She prolly had offers from many networks so MTV must’ve paid a very pretty penny to lure her back to their network. I’m not sure how interested I would be in watching this new show but I can see how young girls everywhere might find value in seeing a show about how a positive lifestyle can lead to success. In a world where Lindsay Lohan‘s criminal behavior dominates the airwaves, I can see how a show focused on LC‘s success — earned in a very positive manner — might be a breath of fresh air. Are you excited that LC is coming back to TV? Do you think you’ll watch her new show?
Lindsay‘s horribly enabling mother Dina Lohan was on hand to collect her daughter from jail late last night and decided to treat L. Lo to a late night dinner as soon as she got sprung. Check out those photos, after the jump … More »
The EPIC Britney Spears Episode of Glee, titled Britney/Brittany, will air on Fox on Tuesday night (just 4 short days) but right now courtesy of BritneySpears.com, we get to check out a preview clip of the ep. In this 1:20 video, we see how the Glee version of Britney‘s song Me Against the Music gets underway:
Ali Lohan is forging ahead in her modelling career despite her family’s troubles by posing in a racy new ad for her sister’s clothing line. Lindsay Lohan’s little sister looked older than her 16 years wearing the leg-baring 6126 dresses. She wore a cleavage baring red frock and a ultra-mini lace dress that stopped at her upper thigh. The line is inspired by Marilyn Monroe and ‘salutes modern women who understand that confidence can be bewitching and classic sophistication is always in vogue’.
UGH … this does not bode well … not at all. Now that one Lohan is in jail, the other Lohan is making her move. After the jump, check out a couple more photos from Ali‘s revealing photoshoot … More »
Performances have already begun and because the shows keep selling out so quickly, the show’s run has been extended again until February 20, 2011. This is a show that I really hope to be able to see. I am really interested in seeing Zachary on stage, live. I’m hoping to get my buns to NYC so that I can see the show before it ends its extended run.
After Judge Fox slapped down Lindsay HARD in the courtroom, her media hungry parents made their way out of the courthouse to face the throng of cameras … surprisingly, mama Dina Lohan had nothing to say as she left the building with a plastic bag full of Lindsay‘s things in hand. Papa Michael Lohan, on the other hand, called a press conference to rage against the unfairness of incarcerating his criminal-prone daughter with a 17-year old chico ‘stached preacher by his side:
I don’t even want to waste any further time talking about the Lohan parents … they are despicable people and, IMHO, are 2 of the main reasons why Lindsay Lohan is the way she is … a drug-addled mess.
As for the trainwreck herself, she has already been processed, booked and mug shot at her new home — the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, CA. After the jump, check out her newest mug shot … More »
Last night my friend Darion and I made our way out to the ArcLight Hollywood to see an early screening of the new Ryan Reynolds film Buried. Much to my happy surprise, the 90ish minute long movie takes place entirely inside a coffin buried in the Iraqi desert with only Reynolds to provide the film’s entertainment … and he does an absolutely fantastic job:
There are 3 things that I learned from this film … First, if you find that you are buried in the desert and you are blessed with a working cell phone, 99.9% of the people you call for help will not believe you. Second, Iraq has THE BEST cellphone service that I have ever heard of … even when buried in the desert, your calls to various locales around the globe can successfully be made. Third, Ryan Reynolds is very, very capable of providing a film’s worth of entertainment with just a coffin and a few props (a cellphone, a pen, a flashlight and a couple of glow sticks). I’m telling you … this film is great. The only thing I did not like was the inclusion of a surprise snake in the middle of the film … I mean, I get there needs to be some elements of surprise but the snake felt like a bit too much to me. That being said, there really are no bad things to say about the film. I loved the Michigan connection of the character and I really loved how the story played itself out. For the duration of the film you are not really sure how things are going to end … I was very satisfied with the way this film ended. Both Darion and I loved this film a lot, even tho Ryan Reynolds didn’t take off one piece of clothing! He really impressed me with his acting in Buried, I think he may impress you, too.
Tonight a bunch of us are making our way up to Valencia, CA to play at Six Flags Magic Mountain Amusement Park for their annual Out on the Mountain night!
Basically, the park shuts down for the gays so that we can run amok and ride all the rides to our collective hearts’ content. We had a blast last year so we are all very excited for another night of fun tonight!!
“We kicked around the idea over the years and had always thought if we could make something that was as kind of genuine in spirit as the originals and without falling prey to kind of retro cynicism or something that was unnecessary, it would be worth doing,” Winter told MTV’s Adam Rosenberg in an interview arranged, amusingly, via Twitter. “Now the cat’s out of the bag, and the truth is that, yeah, we have finally hit upon an idea that we think is pretty great.” “We’ve been working on it for the past couple of years, honing that idea and getting it into shape,” he continued. “[Screenwriters Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon] are working on it now. The bottom line is that we still all feel like we need to sit down and look at a script and see if it’s everything that it can be before we set about doing anything with it.” Winter wasn’t able to divulge much about what “Bill & Ted 3″ will focus on, though he emphasized that the movie won’t be “cynical.” “The essence of what we’ve always wanted to do is to make a ‘Bill & Ted’ movie,” he said. “We don’t want to make a cynical ‘here’s Bill and Ted — you guys are our kids, now YOU guys go be Bill and Ted and the franchise can live for another 25 years!’ It’s not that. It’s a straight up, what’s the funniest and most surprising take on where Bill and Ted would be right now if we stopped back in on them? That’s what we’re doing.” One of the biggest obstacles facing the project, according to Winter, is figuring out how to deal with the absence of the late George Carlin, who famously played the time-traveling Rufus. “We’re working our way through it right now,” said Winter. “It’s really complicated. He was such a big part of the spirit of the originals, and we’ve been trying to be clever about making a new one that can handle the Carlin issue. It’s actually stopped us in the past — why do it without Rufus? We’ve been delicate about moving around him.” Thankfully, the thought of recasting Rufus has never even crossed Winter’s mind. “That would be horrible,” he said. “That’s the thing about the movies — they’re personality-based. It’s Reeves’ personality when he’s doing comedy, it’s my personality and it was George’s personality. It doesn’t really work when you’re pretending that other people are those people, because there’s just not that much there [otherwise]. No, we’re definitely not going to recast Rufus.”
OMG … this is all just amazing to hear. I have been a big fan of Alex Winter for years, even outside the Bill & Ted films. He had a show in the 90′s on MTV called Liquid Television which was kinda what Robot Chicken on Cartoon Network is like today (you can watch some of Liquid TelevisionHERE). It was a show of animated shorts that introduced the world to Beavis & Butthead and Aeon Flux. He also starred in little video vignettes on the show which were very funny. I always wondered what became of Alex Winter … I’m glad to hear that he’s been hard at work on developing a new Bill & Ted film. At this early stage in development, there is no proposed release date for the film … but the fact that they are already talking very publicly about the project means we may hear something soon about filming production and filming. I can’t even tell you … I am so excited by this news … Most Excellent, indeed!
Courteney Cox Screams Again When Scream 4 opens April 15, 10 years have passed. Cox’s character, Gale Weathers, is now married to Dewey (Cox’s real-life husband, David Arquette). ”I kind of gave up my job as the entertainment journalist,” says Cox. ”I’m bored with my life and my marriage.” Bringing a little excitement to town is Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell). Her return leads to more Ghostface murders, which reenergize Gale. Says Cox, ”Things start happening, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.”
I just love how all the Scream 4 teases just keep on coming. You know, despite the fact that Courteney‘s character has survived all 3 previous Scream films, there is no guarantee that she will survive this new installment. New Decade. New Trilogy. Who knows, all of the previous stars could get butchered in Scream 4, paving the way for a new crop of characters to take the story in a whole new direction. True, it’s a bit much to make that leap from just one promo pic … but we just don’t know. I can’t wait to find out tho … I really can’t wait.
Judge Elden Fox has denied bail to Lindsay Lohan and has just ordered her immediate incarceration.
UPDATE: Despite reports suggesting otherwise, Jude Elden Fox decided to actually punish Lindsay Lohan for failing 2 court-ordered drug tests while out on probation from substance abuse charges dating back to 2007. Despite the fact that her latest infractions are misdemeanors, Judge Fox decided to DENY Lindsay bail and has sent her off to jail TODAY. Here are a couple photos of Lindsay making her arrival at court just about an hour ago, very likely completely unaware that she would be going to jail:
The full deets from today’s hearing are not yet totally available because there were no cameras and no cellphones allowed in the courtroom … but we do know that Judge Fox decided to take the hard approach of sending Lindsay back to jail rather than rehab and without any chance of getting out early. Because her bail has been denied, she cannot pay her way out of jail … nor can she be released early due to jail overcrowding. Because Judge Fox set her next court appearance for October 22, Lindsay Lohan will be forced to remain in jail for the next 30 days until she is brought back to court for her next hearing. At last, someone is seriously making her pay for her crimes … can you believe?
A smiling Gwen Stefani gets all excited as she meets her new $300,000 waxwork in Las Vegas. So presumably, the singer-turned fashion-designer had overlooked the fact that sculptors have added extra inches to her life-like model. The waxwork of the 40-year-old mother of two has actually been made two percent larger than the star is in real life … the waxwork has been made bigger to allow for shrinkage in the Nevada desert climate, according to celebrity blogger Robin Leach of Las Vegas Weekly. Gwen was on hand [this week] for the unveiling ceremony at Madame Tussaud’s in Las Vegas. She dressed for the occasion in incredibly short colourful dress teamed with black tights and killer heels. Meanwhile her waxwork has been suited in a crop top, showing off a green bra underneath and toned stomach, teamed with trousers and knee high lace up boots. It took nearly six months from Gwen’s first private sitting to create the figure, and more than 250 measurements and photographs were taken at a total cost of $300,000. The three-time Grammy Award-winning No Doubt singer arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday night ahead of the ceremony. ‘We are very excited to have Gwen Stefani’s figure added to our attraction,’ Madame Tussauds General Manager Rosita Chapman said in a statement. ‘She’s consistently rated high on our request list, so we are very pleased to bring her figure to all her loyal fans.’
Once again, the artists at Madam Tussaud’s have done it again. This wax statue of Gwen looks so lifelike that you’d be hard-pressed to figure out which Gwen is the real Gwen without getting all up close and personal. In fact, I’d be willing to wager that the wax version of Gwen has got sicker abs than the real Gwen does ;) After the jump, check out video footage from this unveiling at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Las Vegas, NV to see the real Gwen in action with the newly constructed wax Gwen … More »
It is always nice to see a doting dad in action … especially one as hawt as Hugh Jackman. It’s also nice to see photos of Hugh and wife Deborra-Lee out in public together. We don’t usually get to see Mrs. Jackman out with her hubby so it’s a nice change of pace to see the family all together. Only son Oscar Maximillian is missing … but he’s getting a bit too big to be walked home from school with is parents and little sister. It is always a happy day when we get to see such a happy family lookin’ so happy together.
Okay, so maybe they don’t look quite so happy (deffo not as happy as they looked together last weekend) … but at least their together and that should be proof enough that these new cheating allegations are complete hogwash … right? It seems to me that Les Beckhams would look much better if they just carried on their every day lives without reacting to these rumors every time they pop up. The sight of Vicki B. trying to crawl underneath the dashboard rather than being photographed next to her husband makes it seem like she’s got something to hide. They should just chill out, weather the storm and sue the pants off the folks making these unfounded extramarital claims. Hello, it’s the American way!
From RadarOnline: Lindsay Lohan’s moment of truth before Judge Elden Fox will be banned from television screens, RadarOnline.com has confirmed. The judge – who has been left with egg on his face, after slashing her court-ordered 90 day stint in rehab – has denied media requests to have a camera in the courtroom during Friday’s hearing, preventing a live shot of Lohan’s reaction when the ruling is handed down … The starlet’s previous judge, Marsha Revel, allowed cameras
in the court for the hearing when Lindsay was sentenced to the 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab. The cameras zoomed in on Lindsay’s hand during the hearing, showing the expletive “Fuck U” she painted on one nail. Pat Kelly, spokesperson for Los Angeles Superior Court, told RadarOnline.com: “It’s my understanding that Judge Fox has denied cameras in the courtroom for Ms. Lohan’s hearing.”
From TMZ: There was a buzz in the case that Judge Elden Fox would have Lindsay jailed tomorrow — without giving her bail — and make her sit behind bars for 30 days until the next hearing. The danger for Lindsay — she would have to serve the full 30 days and would not be released early because of jail overcrowding. But insiders tell TMZ … if Judge Fox remands Lindsay into custody he must set bail, because the underlying offenses are all misdemeanors. So here’s the way it will go down … Our sources say tomorrow’s hearing will be extremely short. There won’t be any arguments over the case. Judge Fox will schedule the formal probation violation hearing, and almost certainly remand Lindsay into custody and then set bail. But you can bet a bail bondsman will be right there in the courtroom to take care of business on the spot. So Lindsay will walk out a free woman tomorrow. When the probation violation hearing is held next month, it’s likely Judge Fox will sentence Lindsay to 30 days in jail based on the failed drug test for cocaine … But this 30-day sentence would be subject to the realities of jail overcrowding, which means Lindsay would go to jail for booking and probably be released an hour or two later.
This is just outrageous … even when the girl flagrantly breaks the law while on probation for the last time she broke the law, Lindsay manages to avoid paying for her crimes. I was worried when I learned that Judge Fox was banning cameras from his courtroom because I was worried he was planning to do something that he doesn’t want the public to see … and then came the report from TMZ and I thought, Ah ha! That’s why. Essentially, Lindsay will very soon be free once again to fail as many drug tests as she likes because, well, why not … she cannot be punished for doing so. It seems like nothing and no one can help Lindsay save herself … so it’s all up to her.
A week ago today I shared with y’all the first 1:40 seconds of the season 5 premiere episode of Dexter titled My Bad. Today, I’m sharing another 1:40 clip from that very same ep … which will air in its entirety on Sunday night when the new season of Dexter premieres on Showtime at 9PM ET/PT. But first, let’s check out a few new promo photos from the season 5 premiere ep … behold:
Oh man … Oh man … I am so excited for y’all to see the season 5 premiere ep. I was able to preview the first 3 eps of the new season and I’m just anxious for others to see them so we can talk about how freaking fantastic Dexter is as a show. But … in due time, in due time. After the jump, check out another preview clip from the NEW episode of Dexter which will air this Sunday night … More »
Music producer Los Da Mystro has suggested that a new track from Beyoncé might be released in just weeks. Mr. Da Mystro tweeted that he heard the track and is under the impression that it will be released next month … tho he did qualify this announcement by saying “But it is the music Business. could b sooner r lata..” implying that the folks at the record label might hinder such an early release for B’s track. Here are the deets as we know them about this rumored new music from Beyoncé:
Following reports buzzing on the street that Beyonce Knowles is getting back to work for a new album, producer Los Da Mystro hinted on his Twitter that the “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” hitmaker is going to debut a new single next month. He furthermore revealed the upcoming track is due in three weeks. “Listening to New B record Dream wrote…F**KINg INSANE! WOw!! She About to Kill the game again! Had to Listen again!! Yall C in 3 weeks!” he tweeted. “Thats what they sayn now.. But it is the music Business. could b sooner r lata..” Other info about the album remains under tight wraps, but Ne-Yo who confirmed his involvement in the project assured fans that Beyonce will bring her best as she “definitely has her own agenda” … The other producers who lend helping hands are Sean Garrett and Jim Jonsin. Sean told EW of what he is going to do with the record, “I think we are doing a lot of uptempo records for this one. She’s in such a good place right now in life that she is interested in making party music, definitely.” As for Jim, he had this to say to Rap-Up, “I’d like to take it even more Depeche Mode-ish, like ’80s electro with just some hard drums.” Amid the scarce details, Beyonce will, one thing for sure, ditch her alter ego Sasha Fierce in the not-yet-titled album. “Sasha Fierce is done. I killed her,” she told Allure magazine earlier this year. “I don’t need Sasha Fierce anymore, because I’ve grown and now I’m able to merge the two.”
I have no doubt that Beyoncé will be back with a new batch of killer music … her game just keeps getting better and better. I do doubt, tho, that we will be hearing new music from her so soon. While I would LOVE to hear a new track in 3 weeks time, I won’t be holding my breath just yet. That said … I would not be surprised if we do hear something new from B by year’s end. It may not be a new album release but we might get a hot track. I’m excited, y’all. New music from Beyoncé is cause for celebration in my book.
It was a night of lace tights, skirts, and mother-daughter bonding for Madonna and daughter Lourdes Leon, 13, as they celebrated the launch of their Material Girl clothing line Wednesday night at Macy’s Herald Square in N.Y.C. Despite being a fashion icon, Madonna was content to take a backseat when it came to choosing the items for the Material Girl girl. “Lola did most of the work. I just kind of hung out in the background and went, ‘That’s nice,’ but she pretty much did all of the work. I was just overseeing it,” she said. But when your mom is Madonna and you’re creating a fashion line for teenage girls, it isn’t always that simple. “There are some definite pieces [inspired by my mom]. The tulle skirt because that’s like her thing—she made that. The necklaces, the gloves, the lace tights, the combat boots…that tough girly thing,” Lourdes told PEOPLE. As for the items in Mom’s closet that she covets most? “All of her shoes are ridiculous! I love to try on her [Christian] Louboutins,” she said. Also on hand for the celebration was Material Girl face Taylor Momsen. “It was such an honor to be chosen by Madonna and Lola. They’re such talented people and I’m just ecstatic,” gushed the Gossip Girl star. The night concluded with the three ladies gathering on the fourth floor of Macy’s, as dancers performed and a DJ spun many of Madonna’s songs. “Lola has been so inspiring and it’s been so great to watch her focus, her determination.” Madonna said. “I’ve achieved many things in my life, but I have to say watching my daughter make her dreams come true and achieve her goals is more exciting than anything I’ve ever done.”
Maddy, Lola and Taylor weren’t the only ones in the hiz last night … so, too, was Madonna‘s eldest son Rocco John. After the jump, check out a photo of Rocco entertaining the crowd at the Material Girl launch even last night as only he can do … More »
ET has gotten a chance to visit the set of “Scream 4″ and shared what they saw in a behind the scene video. It gives glimpses of scenes from the film, including when Sidney Prescott is chased upstairs and on the roof by the masked-serial killer. Meanwhile, complete interviews with the cast are compiled in another video released by ET Online …Neve Campbell, says filming “Scream 4″ is “like going back to summer camp.” She adds, “Coming back to it now after years of people enjoying them and seeing each other again, it’s nice.” Meanwhile, Courteney Cox explains that her character, Gale Weathers, has given up her job as a reporter to marry Deputy Dewey (played by David Arquette) and write books. “She’s written six ‘Stab’ books and she has writer’s block, and she’s pretty bored, pretty miserable, pretty desperate, and all of a sudden some murders start happening and her life starts to look up. She likes a good murder.” The production of the fourth “Scream” film has been completed as director Wes Craven tweeted on early September 22, “It’s the end of the beginning, and the beginning of the end… That’s a wrap on @Scream4!” Speaking about the film, the helmer tells ET, “You see some of the old, and some of the new, and something borrowed and something blue.” In addition to bringing back the main original cast, “Scream 4″ also recruits young stars like Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin. Plot details of the film are not yet known while the movie is already set for April 15, 2011 release in the U.S.
Wee!! This footage is good y’all. Check it out, after the jump … More »
After seven seasons, “Top Chef” tries to revamp it up with an All-Stars edition. 18 faces from previous seasons are brought back to the kitchen to fight each other and win the title of the ultimate Top Chef. The first look of who these great talents are has been released by TV Guide. From season 1, there are Tiffani Faison and Steven Asprinio, the former of which almost won the competition against winner Harold Dieterle. Second season’s personality Marcel Vigneron will join his former peer Elia Aboumrad. From season 3, Casey Thompson and Dale Levitski would put their friendship to rest for a battle in the kitchen against Texan Tre Wilcox. Richard Blais from season 4 is reunited with Antonia Lofaso, Spike Mendelsohn and Dale Talde while fan favorite Fabio Viviani from season 5 is taking a second chance along with Jamie Lauren and Carla Hall. Representing 6th season are Jennifer Carroll and Mike Isabella; and fresh off the seventh season are Tiffany Derry and Angelo Sosa. “Because we know them, it’s very hard to criticize them. The good part is, it’s consistently better food,” said head judge Tom Colicchio who will be joined in the panel by Padma Lakshmi and occasionally by Anthony Bourdain.
If memory serves, Bravo did air a one-off special ep of previous Top Chef winners competing against one another but they’ve never done an All-Star grouping of fan favorites before. This new cast is full of some great competitors … which should make for a great season of TV watching. After the jump, check out the video announcement that was made last night that introduced each castmember of Top Chef: All-Stars to refresh your memory about this great new cast of old characters … More »
Last night a group of us got together on the rooftop at The London West Hollywood so that we could celebrate, again, David’s birthday. Because we had to postpone the early celebration last Saturday, we decided to host a belated birthday get together with friends last night to make up for it …
… and we had a blast. Yes, we look like the living dead in these photos but I can promise you, we had a blast. The food was good, the drinks were great and the company was superb. I think we’re finally done celebrating David’s birthday … so I hope he had a good one this year ;)
My dear friend Darion has finally returned home safe and sound from his extended vacation in Japan and we are planning to get together tonight to see an early screening of the new Ryan Reynolds film Buried. I am really looking forward to that. Another weekend is nearly upon us, can you believe it?
Along with the new judging panel, there will be some changes the competitive element of American Idol as well. There will be no guest mentors for the contestants, only Jimmy Iovine will be on hand as the sole mentor all season long. It sounds like the use of instruments will be amended … or taken out completely. The contestants will no longer be forced to perform songs outside of their genre of choice … the focus will be on decades of music rather than forcing the contestants to sing genre songs they aren’t comfortable with. There will be allowances for guest judges from time to time. And, most importantly, the show will go back to creating American Idols … which, except for Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, hasn’t happened on the show in a very long time. To be honest, I’m not impressed with these changes … nor with the new judging panel … but at least fans of the show can see that they are trying to fix the once very-popular show. After the jump, check out some photos from yesterday’s Idol judge announcement event to see what the new judges looked like onstage, in person … More »
These photos were posted to the official Facebook profile page … which means that we may have other promo photos to look forward to over the next few days. As much as I am ALL about the BRITNEYness of the ep, I’m glad to see that next week’s Britney Spears Episode will be fortified with a full storyline. We already know that the Britney performance scenes will be fantasies induced in the character’s brain by laughing gas in a dentist’s office (Stamos‘s character) so these promos give us a tease in that respect. We also see that Artie‘s quest to join the football team will continue in next week’s new ep. We are just 4 days away, people … just 4 more days :D
Lindsay Lohan may actually skate on a failed drug test … sources connected with the case tell TMZ. We’ve learned the second test Lindsay failed showed a positive reading for Adderall, but the L.A. County Probation Department is not recommending jail time for that violation — because there is an ambiguity in the paperwork that went from the court to the Probation Office. The Probation Department is recommending 30 days jail time for the first failed drug test which showed a positive reading for cocaine. Now here’s where it gets interesting … Judge Elden Fox has a couple of options on Friday. He could sentence Lindsay on the spot to 30 days in jail for the cocaine violation … but because of overcrowding Lindsay would be released the same day. Judge Fox’s other option is to deny her bail, throw her in jail and set a hearing that would take place 30 days later. Under this scenario, Lindsay would not be released early — she’d sit in jail for 30 days until her hearing. We’re told judges do this “all the time” when they want to make sure a defendant does the time.
I honestly cannot believe that Judge Fox would actually toss her into jail in a way that would allow for her immediate release … to me, that would be a gross miscarriage of justice. I sincerely hope that Judge Fox does the right thing and denies her bail and forces her to sit in jail for a full 30 days until her next hearing … that way, like it or not, she will be FORCED to go a month without access to any illegal substances OR any of the toxic people in her life that continue to enable her criminal and harmful behavior. I understand that both mother Dina Lohan and father Michael Lohan are planning to be in court tomorrow because heaven knows that neither one of them want to miss out on being seen at the spectacle of Lindsay‘s continued downfall. In the meantime, Lindsay will enjoy one last day of freedom today before she shows up in court tomorrow … I wonder what she plans to do with her rapidly dwindling freedom.
Paris Hilton was refused entry to Japan on Wednesday because of a drug conviction, immigration officials said. The American celebrity socialite was expected to head back to the United States late Wednesday afternoon. She had arrived in Japan on Tuesday and had been allowed to spend the night, to see whether immigration officials would reconsider their initial refusal to allow her entry. They stuck by their decision Wednesday, based on her having pleaded guilty to a drug charge earlier in the week in Las Vegas, Nevada. Japan generally denies entry to foreigners who are on probation. Hilton had traveled to Japan because of “business obligations planned many months earlier,” her spokesman said. “Paris was contractually bound to her business trip and didn’t want to let down her brands and many Asian fans,” the spokesman said. Hilton entered guilty pleas to misdemeanor charges of drug possession and obstruction of an officer, but a felony cocaine possession charge was dropped on Monday. She was sentenced to a year on probation, a $2,000 fine and 200 hours of community service … Hilton admitted in court Tuesday that a small amount of cocaine found in her pocketbook was hers.
At last … a punishment for Paris that has a little bite. It seems that Hilton is able to avoid paying any real penalties for her criminal behavior but Japan’s decision to expunge her from their country seems like a pretty effective punishment to me. Not only does it tell Paris that an entire country wants nothing to do with her but it also proves to be a HUGE embarrassment for her. Well done, Japan … well done. Again, it’s hard to feel sorry for someone who is able to fly around the world via private plane so I really feel no sympathy for poor little Paris Hilton. Maybe if she really understands that she needs to be punished for her crimes she’ll actually behave herself.
It appears to me that these photos were snapped earlier this year when the first batch of photos were taken and were just Photoshopped with a little color … after all, tighty whities are nice but who doesn’t like a little color sometimes? After the jump, check out the promo photos that feature Fernando Verdasco and Hidetoshi Nakata … More »
Dark, Dark, Dark … it’s gonna get real dark, y’all. Those of us who have read the books know what is coming next for the final chapters of the Harry Potter saga. As much as I hate the waiting, I’m very glad they decided to break the final EPIC book into 2 films so that the full story can be told properly in live action movie form. There are a few scenes in this new trailer that don’t look familiar to me, so I might have to reread the Harry Potter books to refresh my memory. After the jump, check out the new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 in full and see the dark EPICness for yourselves … More »
As you can see, Amy is teamed up with her former SNL costar Andy Samberg for these funny new promos. To be honest, I have no doubt that Amy will do a fantastic job hosting SNL this weekend … after all, she’s got quite a lot of experience kicking ass on the show as a regular castmember. After the jump, check out the video promos in full … More »
Of course, there was also a time when Britney enjoyed visiting public restrooms … barefoot … so … I’ll take the mall, any day of the week. Curiously, it dawned on me that we have not seen our dear Britney out and about with her beau Jason Trawick since the pair returned home to SoCal from their 2 week vacay in Hawaii. HMMM … I wonder what is going on with our dear Britwick.
David Beckham will be taking legal action against a magazine in America which made defamatory claims about his private life, he announced today. The dedicated father of three, who has been married to former Spice Girl Victoria for 11 years, has vehemently denied allegations made by a prostitute named Irma Nici in the publication. A statement released by his spokesperson read: ‘The allegations that have been made are completely untrue and totally ridiculous as the magazine was clearly told before publication. Sadly we live in a world where a magazine can print lies and believe they can get away with it. We are taking legal action against the magazine.’
See … I don’t even know why magazine’s even think they can get away with this sort of thing, especially where Les Beckhams are concerned. David and Victoria Beckham will sue your ass if you make claims like this about their marriage … it just doesn’t seem wise to piss them off in this way. To be honest, I just don’t believe any of the cheating allegations where Posh and Becks are concerned. There have been years of allegations and not one of them have even been remotely true. This just sounds like more bullshizz. I suspect some day soon we’ll hear about how this story was a fabrication.
While I still don’t love it, I am happy to see that Zac‘s facial hair is starting to thicken up a bit. Trust me, he is still ages away from being able to grow a real, full beard but at least the measly, scrawny thing he’s been sportin’ lately is starting to look a bit better. I guess we’ll be tracking the growth of Zac‘s beard from home from here on out. I wonder what it looks like with his shirt off? Hopefully we’ll find out.
Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean says he no longer plans to run in Haiti’s November presidential election. The star’s decision comes a month after his candidacy was formally rejected by Haitian authorities. “After weeks of quiet but painstaking reflection with my wife and daughter, I have chosen to end my bid for the presidency of Haiti,” he said. The singer instead plans to release an album, called If I Were President: The Haitian Experience, next year. “Though my run for the presidency was cut short, I feel it was not in vain,” he said. Jean added that his was “not an easy conclusion to reach” and that it was “thoughtfully made”. The Haitian-born star was told by the electoral council that he could not run for president because he had failed strict residency requirements. The constitution requires candidates to have lived in the country for five years prior to an election. Jean now lives in the US. The singer and producer originally said he would appeal the decision, but officials said the electoral body’s ruling was definitive under Haitian law. “Some battles are best fought off the field, and that is where we take this now,” Jean said. “Our ultimate goal, in continuing the appeal, was to further the people’s opportunity to freely participate in a free and fair democratic process. In that regard, the appeal was meant to improve the electoral process for all, candidates and voters alike. It is one way that I hope to bring light to the functioning of a government that is often ranked as one of the most corrupt on the planet, resulting in a country that is by most measures the poorest in the Western world. It’s not about my candidacy, this appeal was meant to address the shortcomings of the process for every Haitian.” The presidential election was originally scheduled for earlier this year, but was delayed due to the devastating earthquake that struck the country in January.
Again, while I honestly feel that Wyclef‘s heart was originally in the right place I never for one second believed he was qualified to be the president of Haiti … or any other country, for that matter. I am just so glad that he is taking his fight elsewhere. For him to continue to make a mockery of the political system for his selfish ends was only hurting everyone else. This is great news … he should just focus on making a difference in his country outside of the political realm. Or, if he is serious about running for office, he needs to do it the right way … working from the bottom up. I’m afraid his moronic behavior has soured him in my eyes but I’m sure his fans will continue to support him in whatever musical endeavor comes next.
The Fall season may not officially begin until 11:09 PM ET / 8:09 PM PT tonight but The Fall, book 2 of The Strain Trilogy written by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan arrived promptly at midnight September 21 in digital form on my Kindle 3:
As you may recall, I fell in crazy love last Summer (2009, that is) with The Strain by Del Toro and Hogan and have been ANXIOUSLY awaiting the second book in the series. Now, because I’m still in the middle of reading the very long yet amazingly good Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, I cannot devote my full attention to The Fall … but I did read a few of the first pages and MAN, am I excited to just dive into this book. For those of you who aren’t aware, Del Toro (the director of Pan’s Labyrinth among other fantastic movies) and Hogan have come up with a new vampire tale that is ghastly and extremely scary … there is no romance here. Just a deadly virus that is turning people into blood-thirsty monsters. I loved every page of The Strain and I’m really chomping at the bit to start reading The Fall. So yeah … that’s what I did last night … I read.
Tonight, David and I will be meeting up with some friends who we were supposed to hang out with on Saturday in celebration of his birthday for a little dinner/drinks thing. In his world, it’s still his birthday ;)
But, as a reminder, the Autumnal Equinox arrives later on tonight … are y’all ready?
You will note that this video features Xmas scenes that were filmed back in the mid-90′s interspersed with new footage of Mimi sitting in a chair talking to her fans … it’s a brilliant way to remind us of how amazing her first Xmas album is while she’s trying to promote her upcoming new Xmas album. Want to hear Mariah‘s Xmas wish for her fans? Hear it straight from the horse’s mouth, after the jump … More »
Golden Globe-nominated actress, platinum-selling recording artist, movie producer and entrepreneur Jennifer Lopez and multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steven Tyler, the frontman of Aerosmith – the best-selling American rock band of all time – have joined AMERICAN IDOL as judges. Lopez and Tyler will join returning IDOL judge Randy Jackson for the 10th anniversary season, which premieres January 2011 on FOX. In addition, Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, co-founder of Beats Audio and one of the world’s most successful and prolific music producers, will join AMERICAN IDOL as an in-house mentor. Throughout the season, IDOL will go behind-the-scenes to feature Iovine working with and lending his expertise to the contestants as they compete to become the next American Idol. As part of Universal Music Group’s long-term alliance with AMERICAN IDOL, Interscope Geffen A&M will market, promote and distribute albums globally from AMERICAN IDOL finalists and winning contestants across a broad array of retail and new media platforms. “For nine years I’ve enjoyed watching artists compete to get a meaningful chance to achieve their dreams,” said Lopez. “I know from my own experience how hard it is to succeed, and I’m looking forward to discovering and nurturing that spirit in the many AMERICAN IDOL contestants I look forward to meeting this year.” “I’ve been on tour for most of my life in a band with four guys who judge me every day. Sometimes it hurt, but it only made me stronger,” said Tyler. “I want to give everybody a little love before I decide who goes home heartbroken. If you don’t like what I say, don’t get mad, get better. I’m ready to bring some rock to this ‘roller’ coaster and show these kids if they have the dream, the talent and the drive, they will be the next American Idol.” “I can’t believe it’s been 10 years of the greatest show in the world,” said Jackson. “I am looking forward to this next season; we are going to knock it out of the park. Season 10 is going to be hot!” “We are all thrilled to have Interscope Geffen A&M now be the distributor for AMERICAN IDOL’s music,” said Iovine. “I’m looking forward to working as a mentor on the show, where I’ll work with the talent to help them develop and grow week to week. This will also give the audience a deeper look into the artists’ abilities and give viewers more insight when making their choices.” “Our 10th season begins with a completely invigorated panel of judges with Jennifer and Steven joining Randy. This is combined with the world’s most successful and brilliant music executive, Jimmy Iovine, becoming the contestants’ special mentor,” explains series creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. “AMERICAN IDOL in 2011 promises plenty of surprises and positive changes, and we look forward to continuing to innovate and lead the way for others to follow.”
I have to say, as a non-watcher of the show, official news of this casting does nothing to make me want to start watching the show. This seems like such a mismatched group of folks … I just don’t get it. But, Fox is really counting on this casting to help revive the once hugely popular show. After the jump, check out video from the live stream announcement that took place online just moments ago … More »
So while Nicole wanted to be in Cabo with her friends for her bachelorette party, it’s clear that she really wanted to be home, sweet, home with her family for her birthday. I suspect that she will be celebrating her nuptials in the very near future but for her birthday, it looks like she wanted to keep things nice, intimate and quiet. Sounds like she had a great birthday to me.
Gisele Bundchen is used to turning out gorgeous photos, but recent pictures of the supermodel could be her best yet. The Brazilian beauty was captured in some candid shots yesterday as she played with her darling baby boy in the park. Gisele was spending a day at the Hudson River Park with her nine-month-old son Benjamin and some friends, and there is no doubt that she is a doting, loving mother. Gisele couldn’t keep her eyes, or her hands off of little Benjamin, as she threw him into the air, showered him with kisses and nibbled on his cute little ears. The 30-year-old pulled out all the tricks, playing with a sock puppet to keep him amused and was sure to catch every moment on her cell phone camera for posterity. Gisele was beaming with pride as she played with Benjamin, smiling and laughing with her friends. For his part, the little boy looked to be having the time of his life, laughing and giggling with his mum.
This article is so true … while Gisele has posed for countless beautiful photos in her career, the photos of her as a happy mother are by far the best yet. It doesn’t seem that long ago that little Benjamin was just a newborn … now he’s almost a kid already. We’ll be celebrating the little one’s first birthday in no time … crazy how time flies. These pics are cute, y’all … just adorable.
HMMMM … now it seems to me that one of two things happened to cut Paris‘s visit to Japan so short. Either she was politely informed by the Japanese immigration officials that it would be a good idea to get the Hell out of their country OR Paris didn’t feel welcome enough to want to stay in the country. This is what she tweeted on her official Twitter profile this morning:
“About to take off. Going home now. So dissappointed to miss my fans in Asia. I promise to come back soon. I love you all! Love Paris xoxo”
Despite the fact that her probation has been revoked, despite the fact that a new warrant has been issued for her arrest and despite the fact that she may get tossed back into jail immediately after her 8:30 AM court hearing on Friday morning, Lindsay Lohan stepped out for a lavish dinner at Izaka-Ya by Katsuya here in LA last night with her younger brother and sister. Clearly, she doesn’t seem too concerned with the hot water she’s gotten herself into … which today we learn has gotten a bit hotter. The LA County Probation Department, who have been overseeing L. Lo‘s probabtion requirements since she was released from jail/rehab a few weeks ago, are recommending that Lindsay get thrown back in jail for failing 2 drug tests during her probation … a recommendation that Judge Elden Fox might agree with:
The L.A. County Probation Dept. will recommend that Judge Elden Fox throw Lindsay Lohan in jail for failing two drug tests … TMZ has learned. We broke the story … Lindsay tested positive for both cocaine and amphetamines. And this is interesting … our sources say the D.A. will not make a recommendation when Lindsay appears in court Friday AM. Lindsay could get 30 days for each failed test.
It seems odd to me that the District Attorney’s office will not make a recommendation about Lindsay‘s case but that could be because they feel no recommendation is necessary … the terms of her probation were crystal clear … she fails a drug test, she goes back to jail — no recommendation required. It is sounding more and more like Lindsay will be going back to jail very soon … the questions is … For how long? What I don’t get is how Lindsay can still continue to just go out every single day/night as if nothing were the matter. I’m telling you, if my ass was going to jail … you better believe I’d be at home crying my eyes out. But, I guess, Lindsay‘s got better things to do.
Last night on Fox, Glee kicked off its second season in fine fashion but for me the highlight of the episode came at the end … when the preview trailer for next week’s much-anticipated Britney Spears Episode was shown. Here are a few screencaps from the first promo video released for next week’s episode of Glee titled Britney/Brittany:
This preview clip confirms that next week’s ep of Glee will feature the Britney Spears songs Me Against the Music, I’m A Slave 4 U, Baby … One More Time and Toxic … which thrills me to no end! And while this preview video shows no hint of Britney Spears herself, who we know will appear in the ep at least twice (HERE and HERE), it is a clip that MUST BE SEEN. Check it out in full, after the jump … More »
The season 2 premiere of Glee will air on Fox in just a few short hours but while you’re counting down the seconds, how about you check out a 1+ minute clip from tonight’s season premiere ep titled Auditions … right here, right now:
And because I love you so, you can check out another 1 minute clip from tonight’s ep that formally introduces new castmember Charice to the show — in hilarious fashion — after the jump … More »
See, my problem with this is false advertising … I used to watch Fame way back in the 80′s and I distinctly remember that all of the students at the Fame school would sing and dance on cafeteria tables, desks and even cars out on the street. Lola is just walking home … no singing, no dancing … I don’t even think she is humming. I don’t know, y’all … I’m thinkin’ an education at the Fame school ain’t all that it’s cracked up to be.
I’m not gonna lie … my heart is still CRUSHED that that really sexy, mostly-nekkid photo of Jake Gyllenhaal that I thought was a promo image from the film turned out to be a fake. I’m not gonna lie, I tried to live with the fantasy that the Jakey photo was real but … alas, I had to let the dream go. It doesn’t help matters very much that this new photo is the furthest thing from sexy that you could as for from our dear Jake but … at least it’s something. I’m just hoping that Jake‘s promise to Jimmy Kimmel that he “bares almost all” in the film will turn out to be true … I just don’t think my fragile little heart can take any more disappointment.
After running all over New York in binding leather trousers and towering 6-inch heels during Fashion Week, even stiletto-lover Victoria Beckham was relieved to ditch the Louboutins for a casual family outing on Sunday. But the ever-stylish designer found herself having a wardrobe crisis when faced with dressing down, tweeting ‘what to wear?’ to her followers before watching her son Brooklyn play football. The 36-year-old decided on a pair of jeans and a T-shirt with the slogan ‘what comes around goes around’. She could not resist adding a touch of glamour to the outfit though, donning a pair of sunglasses from her own collection and a Louis Vuitton fox tail bag.
Yes, her Poshness cannot simply step out in a t-shirt and jeans without adding a bit of fashion flare to jazz up the outfit. You might be surprised to learn that her LV bag, the Louis Vuitton Monogram Denim Sunrise bag, costs $2,640 while the Louis Vuitton Fox Tail charm is priced at $1,120. You might also be surprised to learn that the bag and charm are not new … she’s been using them since November of last year. In any event, the couple sure do look happy to be spending so much time together, don’t they? Gotta love dem Beckhams.
She might be busy dodging pregnancy rumors, but there’s one ‘baby’ in Mariah Carey‘s life that she’s more than happy to own up to. The diva has just announced the launch of a new lifestyle collection for shopping network HSN. Debuting on the channel on November 29, the collection will include footwear, jewelry and fragrance, WWD reports. And while all the details on the collaboration are still forthcoming, Mariah’s line will feature jewelry that ranges from $40 to $200, including pieces that incorporate her signature butterfly motif. Shoes will start at $70 and top out at $170. The final piece of the Mimi puzzle will be a limited-edition version of her Lucscious Pink fragrance.
Ker-ching! Mariah Carey is deffo going to be making mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money with this new HSN collection. If there is one thing you can count on, it’s that a celeb who peddles their wares on either HSN or QVC is bound to make oodles of cash. And even tho shopping on HSN isn’t really my thing, I am really looking forward to seeing Mimi on the Home Shopping Network. That’s a sight that I most definitely do NOT want to miss. What do y’all think … will you be shopping for Mimi‘s products on HSN this November?
Yesterday was a very fun day for David and me as we spent most of the day hanging out here at home before we went out last night for a nice romantical dinner at The Bazaar restaurant inside the SLS Hotel. Before dinner, I presented David with his very own birthday cake and musical candle:
There were a few other surprises … and then DINNER. We’ve been talking about checking out The Bazaar for a few months now so last night was the perfect opportunity. The decor reminded us a lot of XIV, another fave restaurant of ours. The food was just fantastic … the menu is pretty much all tapas but let me tell you … they were DELICIOUS little bites of food. My faves were the gourmet “Philly Cheesesteak” and the Japanese taco … David was all about the Cotton Candy Foie Gras (which he insists was delicious, I didn’t try it because I really hate foie gras). All in all, we had a very nice yesterday … ’twas very nice indeed.
Tonight, we’ve been invited to a private concert here in LA that is supposed to be a surprise or something? I’m not sure but I’ll try and snap as many photos as possible if we end up going. Hope your Tuesday is a happy one!!
Nicole Richie is 29, Ricki Lake is 42, Faith Hill is 43, Dave Coulier (Full House) is 51, Bill Murray is 60 and Stephen King is 63 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Lindsay Lohan got one, so did Jersey Shore‘s Nicole Snooki Polizzi and Steven Slater … now Paris Hilton has the honor of having her recent legal woes made into a hilarious Taiwanese animated video clip produced by Next Media. Here are a few screencaps from the just-released new animated video:
Bwahahahaha! Trust me, this clip is deffo worth watching … especially the part where animated Paris sniffs toilet bowl cleanser in an effort to get high while she does her community service. Brilliant. Check out the vid clip in full, after the jump … More »
According to the terms of her probation, Lindsay should be forced back into jail for 30 days because she failed her court-mandated drug tests … but it’s possible that the ruling judge in her case, Judge Elden Fox, might sentence her to a lesser term … or not at all. I’m not entirely sure how much leniency Judge Fox has in the matter but I’m sure there is a way for him to punish her in some other way … like by sending her rehab again. I, personally, think she needs to go back to jail … just like anyone else. But, if she is sent back to rehab I certainly hope she isn’t sent back to the morons at the UCLA Medical Center. They’re the ones who decided to let let her out early and, well, look what happened. My suggestion to Lindsay would be to enjoy the sunshine while you still can … you may be going away — somewhere — for a very long time.
His on-screen character, the Duke of Buckingham, is probably more accustomed to the ink and parchment style of communication. But on the set of the Three Musketeers in Germany today, Orlando Bloom took things right up to date as he got a technological fix. The actor was spotted sending messages on his Blackberry phone, which made for an odd sight with him dressed in full 17th century costume. The Pirates of the Caribbean star plays the Duke of Buckingham alongside Christoph Waltz and Milla Jovovich in the new film directed by Paul W Anderson. Last week the 33-year-old father-to-be was delighted after his new wife Miranda Kerr joined him on the Wuerzburg set for a quick kiss and a hug. The smiling pair hugged and kissed in a break from shooting, with Bloom at one point whispering into 27-year-old Kerr’s ear. Bloom expressed his happiness at the baby news during a Munich photo call for the movie back in August. ‘I’m really excited about it, it’s great,’ he said, referring to the fact that he could be away for much of Kerr’s pregnancy. ‘I’ll go home as often as possible. She’ll come out here too.’ The Victoria’s Secret Model has previously had that she has always wanted to be a mother. ‘I’ve always thought Orlando would be a great dad,’ she said.
To be honest, I’ve never been a fan of the Three Musketeers tale … it’s just one of those classics that never captured my interest. In all honesty, I can’t say that casting Orlando Bloom in the film is going to make me want to see this film at all … but I’m sure Bloom will do a fine job in the film. He seems to do well in period costume piece films so this looks right up his alley.
Nicole Richie made sure to celebrate the final year of her twenties with a bang, by flying down to Mexico with her celebrity friends. As she turned 29 today, Richie partied with pals Christina Aguilera and Lindsay Lohan’s on-off lover Samantha Ronson. But the bash in Cabo wasn’t as wild as some of her previous parties and the mother-of-two looked to be having a relaxing trip by the beach. And her own birthday came just a couple of weeks after her son Sparrow’s first birthday, which she and partner Joel Madden celebrated at home with around 50 guests. Despite having had a wild reputation in the past for her partying and arrest for possession of illegal substances, these days Richie is more likely to be found spending time with Madden, Sparrow and their daughter Harlow, two. On the beach, the style icon hid her bikini body under a sheer purple kaftan. While fellow mother Christina Aguilera was barely recognisable in purple track pants, oversized sunglasses and a low riding hat … And Sam Ronson also dressed down for the casual occasion in baggy jeans and a loose red T-shirt.
It has been suggested that this summit of Nicole‘s female BFFs is actually a secret bachelorette party for a possible upcoming wedding (which, very conveniently, could be masked under the guise of Nicole‘s 29th birthday) but there has been no official word that this is actually the case. I would be remiss if I didn’t express my personal belief that it is quite possible that this holiday in Cabo is serving more than one purpose … but, with that being said, I think it’s important to focus on Nicole‘s birthday today and worry about the other speculation for another day. Let’s send all of our Birthday Lurve to Nicole today and our very best wishes for a great celebration in Mexico … no matter what the ladies may be celebrating ;)
UPDATE: Pink reader Lilian gave me the head’s up that the cat is out of the bag … Nicole and her lady friends did, in fact, celebrate her bachelortte party over the weekend together in Mexico. After the jump, check out the t-shirt that Xtina was wearing that confirms that fact … More »