Archive for October, 2010
Bump Watch in Cabo
On Friday we saw photos of the very pregs Alanis Morissette lookin’ fabulous in Beverly Hills, CA earlier this week … but today we get to see new photos of Alanis and hubby Mario Souleye Treadway maxin’ and relaxin’ on holiday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It would seem that Alanis and Mario wanted to escape the Hallowe’en craziness of SoCal this weekend for the sun and surf South of the border:
Look at that bump!! Alanis looks amazing! I had wondered if Alanis was planning on dressing up at all this weekend to partake of the various Hallowe’en festivities this weekend and I guess I got my answer. I can’t say I can argue with the couple’s decision to pack up their baby bump and take a vacation. I really can’t get over how great Alanis looks as a pleasantly plump mommy to be. I hope the growing fam has a great time in Cabo together :)
[Photo credit: Splash News]
The TV Guide
Yesterday was Day 2 of this year’s EPIC 3-day Hallowe’en weekend and David and I spent the whole day with our BFF Darion. As you can see from the following photo, I was dressed up as Super Mario all day long:
And David was dressed up as Luigi:
And in costume, we made our way to the movies to see SAW 3D:
Speaking of SAW 3D, I have to say … it was pretty good. While the film’s storyline wasn’t the best (I mean — that fact, you prolly already knew), I have to say that seeing the death scenes in 3D was pretty rad. We all enjoyed the film very much:
It was very disconcerting to have the traps come out of the screen and into your face as if YOU were the one being tortured in the film. The SAW movies have been pretty much the same cringe-worthy fare for years but adding the 3D element and putting the viewer in the hot seat was a convention that worked very well. Again, the story is kind of a throw-away (tho, I did love the surprise revelation at the end) but overall, I think it was the best SAW film since the first one. We had a blast.
After the movies, we went to dinner at Pink Taco (still in full costume) and then made our way to a too fabulous Masquerade Party in the Hollywood Hills. Check out some of the fun photos we snapped last night, after the jump … More »
Posted under: 'SAW 3D'
Ziering to spawn, Swift likes to "dominate", Bon Jovi's bored with life
It is time, yet again, to meet the Hot Dude of the Week and today — in honor of the sacred holiday of Hallowe’en — we’ve got a Hot Dude, photographed by Cowan Whitfield, who is not letting the costume fun get in the way of his insane hawtness. Say hello to Daniel Garofali:
Just because Hallowe’en is the time to wear costumes and masks, that doesn’t mean that one necessarily needs to hide one’s hotness … just look at Daniel here … keep the mask, ditch the costume and voila! Tonight is the night when goblins and ghouls come out to play and, I gotta admit, I wouldn’t mind playing with a furry werewolf like this should I encounter one at some point. Have a happy, safe and FUN Hallow’s eve, y’all!
[Photo credit: Cowan Whitfield; Source]
On Friday we not only got to see a few photos of high-flying Shia LaBeouf on the SoCal set of the next Transformers film but we also learned that said film has finally been subtitled as Transformers: The Dark of the Moon. Today we get our first look at a new teaser poster purported to be for Dark Side … as you can see, it looks like the Decepticon villain Shockwave will be prominently featured in Transformers 3:
Thanks to Bru No, we have what appears to be a poster for the third and final installment of the giant robot series for Director Michael Bay and company, Transformers: The Dark of the Moon. The poster shows off the iconic head of Shockwave peeking over the moon, which has the Decepticon symbol visible on the surface. The bottom of the poster reads, “Be Afraid of the Dark,” with the release date of the film July 1, 2011 underneath the tagline. While we cannot independently verify the authenticity of this poster, this poster is very similar to the teaser poster for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which depicted just The Fallen with the tagline, “Revenge is Coming.” The text for the tagline and date is also very similar in both posters. The poster was sighted on an easel and what looks like a conference room within a hotel building.
While it is true that some fans have the ability to put together very convincing fake movie posters, I’d bet good money that this poster is the real deal. There are too many things about the poster that look very similar to previous Transformers posters. I will admit that the tagline “Be Afraid of the Dark” is kinda lame, I wouldn’t put it past Michael Bay to OK a lame tagline like that. Shockwave is one of my fave Transformers characters, I’m just hoping that Transformers: The Dark of the Moon is more like the first Transformers film (i.e. good) and nothing at all like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (i.e. shitty).
Is lurve in the air?
Last month we saw the first photos of new co-stars Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan on the SoCal set of their new film Drive. Today we get to see new photos of the couple on set … and these photos look a bit friendlier than the first photos we saw. As you may know, Carey is freshly separated from her last romantic affiliation with ex-co-star Shia LaBeouf … does this mean she is makin’ a play for our dear Gosling?
She’s been moping around all over town since her split from Shia LeBouf, but today Carey Mulligan couldn’t stop smiling thanks to her handsome co-star Ryan Gosling. The 25-year-old flashed a flirtatious grin to the actor as they chatted between takes on the set of their new movie Drive in LA. At one point the 29-year-old even scooped the actress into his arms and swung her around, much to her delight. The pair are currently working on the indie film, about a Hollywood stuntman, with along with Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks.
Oh yeah, upgrade for sure. While Carey and Shia were cute together I think Ryan Gosling would make a much better boyfriend, don’t you? I mean, we don’t know for sure that anything romantic is going on at all between these two … but they sure seem to enjoy one another’s company. Naturally, when two people work together on a film, they sometimes end up hooking up … which is exactly how Shia and Carey got together (on the set of Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps). But, once the movie is wrapped and the actors move on to their next projects, the love affair fizzles. If Carey Mulligan is smart, she will capitalize on the time she gets to spend with Ryan Gosling and will, er, indulge in the bounty.
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
Last December, Rihanna was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live (with Blake Lively hosting) and last night she appeared as the SNL musical guest again (this time with Jon Hamm hosting). As you may recall, Ri Ri featured in an SN Digital Short with Andy Samberg that introduced the character Shy Ronnie to the world (which you can watch again HERE). As you can guess (or may have seen if you watched SNL last night), Rihanna and Andy teamed up again for a new Shy Ronnie video on last night’s ep:
While this video isn’t as funny as the first one (mainly because the first one was original and new), it’s not bad. I’ll admit it, I laughed a couple of times. In case you missed seeing it last night, you can check it out in full after the jump … More »
Ricky Martin, newly openly gay pop star and father of twin boys he named Matteo and Valentino, will make an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Tuesday November 2 to be interviewed publicly for the first time about his decision to come out of the closet as well as his life as a single father of two. Here are a couple preview screencaps from Ricky‘s upcoming appearance on Oprah:
He was guarded about his sexuality for years and reserved about his new adventure as a family man – now Ricky Martin is sharing his joy of becoming a father via a surrogate mother on the Oprah Winfrey show. Ricky welcomed cameras to his home for a candid portrait of his happy family home life for his interview with Oprah, in which he talks about his sons and his sexuality for the first time. The 39-year-old Puerto Rican megastar quietly became father of twin boys, called Matteo and Valentino, in August 2008. Previously, the star has only released occasional pictures of himself with the two gorgeous children via his official Twitter account, then ‘came out’ on his website in March this year. The singer said at the time : ‘I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.’ But he has never before opened up about becoming father or finally going public with his sexuality … Ricky is on the chatshow conveyor belt to plug his new autobiography. Titled ‘Me’, it details his life, career and journey to officially come out. The book hits shops in the US next week. Meanwhile, the singer’s first new material in six years is due out before the end of the year. ‘The Best Thing About Me Is You’ is a described as an emotional duet featuring Ricky and Joss Stone and is the first track from a new studio album, due out next year.
Aww … look at Ricky‘s boys … they’re so big already. Despite the fact that we know that Oprah will not press Ricky on any tough questions, her show is the perfect platform for him to open up about his life now that he is out of the closet. After the jump, check out the preview video trailer for Ricky‘s upcoming appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show … More »
This is Hallowe'en
It’s Hallowe’en weekend here in the US and since Friday night, a plethora of celebs have been gettin’ themselves all dressed up in fun costumes to celebrate one of the most fun holidays of the year. From NYC to LA (and everywhere in between), folks like Janet Jackson, Kathy Griffin, Gwen Stefani and more indulged their inner child and dressed up for various Hallowe’en events … here are a few photos from this weekend’s fun (thus far):
Last week we saw photos of Paris Hilton picking out her sailor costume at Trashy Lingerie and now we get to see it in action … it’s actually pretty tame, to be honest. Gwen as a sexy Batgirl looks pretty good, as does Kathy Griffin in a sailor costume of her own. Tori Spelling and her family (Dean McDermott, Liam Aaron and Stella Doreen) look really cute together. Hallowe’en is actually today, as you are well aware, but I’m guessing that the biggest Hallowe’en parties took place last night. Hopefully YOU’LL indulge your inner child and will get out there today/tonight to enjoy the fun of Hallowe’en!
[Photo credit: X17, Splash News]
Posted under: Cy Waits, David Arquette, Dean McDermott, Gwen Stefani, Janet Jackson, Kathy Griffin, Kingston James McGregor Stefani-Rossdale, Liam Aaron Spelling-McDermott, Paris Hilton, Stella Doreen Spelling-McDermott, Tori Spelling
Cling for a Day
Earlier this month we got to see a cute (if a bit odd) video of Colin Farrell on Sesame Street and today we get to check out a new vid of hottie Jude Law on Sesame Street. Jude and some Muppet friends teach kiddies about the word “cling” in this cute new video:
Jude Law acquired a new set of friends when he made a guest appearance on Sesame Street. The 38-year-old actor met a monkey, a mouse and an octopus as he taught viewers of the kids TV show the word ‘cling’. ‘The word “cling” means to stick to. I’d love to show you “cling” but I have nothing here that I can cling to,’ Law said as he appeared on screen. Right on cue a yellow monkey arrived and clung to the Alfie star’s right leg, a blue mouse grabbed his right leg and a purple octopus appeared over his shoulder. ‘Why are you all clinging to me?’ he asked. ‘Because we love you Jude Law,’ the trio said in unison.
OMG … so cute. Yeah, I wouldn’t mind clinging to Jude either ;) After the jump, check out video of Jude Law‘s appearance on Sesame Street in full … More »
Posted under: 'Sesame Street', Jude Law
The TV Guide
Last night Darion and I attended a Heroes & Villains themed Hallowe’en party hosted by our friends PJ and Tara and we had a total blast. I decided to dress up like one of my all-time fave villains … Cobra Commander:
Unfortch, Cobra Commander‘s hood isn’t really conducive for Hallowe’en parties so I pretty much only wore it for photos … but we had a blast at PJ and Tara’s party. After the jump, check out some of the photos we snapped last night … More »
SamRon denies, Mariah takes Céline's advice, Angelina is not pregs
Pooh, Yoda and the Super Mario gang
Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Sharon sends in a photo of her adorable 10 month old Pooh bear Alexander — Marie-Josée, a Montreal teacher currently living on sabbatical in Spain, sends in a fun photo from her new temporary home — Jennifer, from Guildford England, sends in a supercute pic of her Jedi Master daughter Maddie — Ama sends in a cute pic of her little pooch Miyavi playing in the freshly fallen Utah snow — Lisa sends in a photo of her boss Casey and her entire department at work dressed up as Super Mario Bros. characters for the annual Hallowe’en costume contest this year … unfortch, they lost the contest to the IT department but, IMHO, they are all winners this Hallowe’en:
Much love and thanks to YOU all for taking the time to send in your fun photos. I know there will be a lot of Hallowe’en fun this weekend so make sure you send in your photos for posting next week ;) Have a happy, safe and fun Hallowe’en and take lots of photos :D
A Single Woman
On Thursday we got our first look at Christina Aguilera on the cover of the new issue of British In Style magazine. Today we get to check out a couple photos from her accompanying photospread … behold:
Yep, the photos look like your usual Xtina fare. I have to say, I’m loving the blue tint to the photos … mainly because her make-up doesn’t seem garish at all. After the jump, check out one more photo from Xtina‘s In Style spread … More »
She also reveals the identity of her new husband
Back in February Shirley Manson revealed on Facebook that her band Garbage had started recording new music together. In May the Scottish goddess revealed the she secretly got married to an American whose identity she refused to disclose. This week, Manson made an in-person appearance at University of the West of Scotland and not only confirmed that a new Garbage album is on the way but she also revealed the identity of her new hubby:
Scottish singer Shirley Manson showed off her new husband for the first time yesterday. Manson appeared alongside US record producer Billy Bush in Paisley to talk to students at the University of the West of Scotland. In May, she told TV host Craig Ferguson that she had wed an American at a secret ceremony in Las Vegas, but until yesterday she been coy about revealing her new spouse’s identity. Grammy-nominated Bush has worked with bands including Green Day, Limp Bizkit, Korn and Muse. Edinburgh-born Manson, 44, who was previously married to sculptor Eddie Farrell, also confirmed she was recording a new album with her band Garbage. “I’m working on a record right now with the band. We’ve recorded quite a lot but it’s difficult to quantify,” she said. “It’s the first one in a long time. I took about five years off. I’d like to do some touring next year.” She did not elaborate on the musical direction of the new album or when it would be released. “We’re just winging it right now,” she said. Rumours of a new release had been circulating since Manson hinted in February that she had been spending time in a recording studio. The couple were in Paisley to give career advice to commercial music students. The secret of success, Manson revealed, was for artists to talk through their disagreements – and share the proceeds. “When you get into a band, whether you are – the main writer or whatever – split the money equal ways. Then you will have a happy band. They are doing the same work as you.” Bush warned students that the road to musical success was long and hard. He said: “There’s two things you have to accept in this industry. One is poverty and the other is failure. There’s a huge element of failure.”
Hot damn! This is great news. I was encouraged by the news last February that Garbage was back in the recording studio … but there had been nary a peep from them since so I was starting to lose hope that a new album was coming. I am SO thrilled to learn that not only can we expect a new album but a tour as well. And now that we know who Shirley got married to, I think we can send the happy couple all our love and congrats one more time. Shirley Manson may not give us news all the time but when she does, it’s the best news ever. Wee! Any Garbage fans out there? Who’s excited for a new album?!
Do NOT try this yourself
Despite the fact that NYC is currently dealing with a massive infestation of bed bugs right now, Hugh Jackman thought it would be a good idea to lay down on a discarded mattress he encountered on the street while out for a stroll with his daughter Ava Eliot:
Now, I love me some Hugh Jackman … a lot, actually … but I cannot even imagine the grossness that he may’ve come in contact with by laying his entire body on that mattress. Forget the bed bugs (even tho their numbers are reaching new heights in NYC these days), the mind boggles at what other substances could’ve been seeped in that mattress … on the street! Let’s just hope, for Hugh‘s sake, that he didn’t come into contact with anything …. infectious. Ew.
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]
Who says politics can't be fun?
Comedy Central funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have orchestrated a huge rally in Washington DC today in order inspire people to get interested in this year’s mid-term elections (which take place on Tuesday November 2) and, of course, to poke a little fun at the whole entire political process. Jon and Stephen (and a few of their friends) are holding court RIGHT NOW on the National Mall in DC at their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear:
In case you can’t be in Washington DC to attend the rally in person, you can watch it as it happens LIVE on Comedy Central all day … or you can stream it online right here. Wanna check it out? Watch the live stream of The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear after the jump … More »
It wasn't a date date
Our dear Jake Gyllenhaal, who was recently spied in the close company of Country/Pop star Taylor Swift, was spotted enjoying a lunch date with Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps here in SoCal yesterday afternoon. Despite the seeming coziness of the pair, I’m pretty sure there was nothing untoward going on between the two … Jake and Busy are godparents to Matilda Rose Ledger (daughter of Michelle Williams and the late Heath Ledger) and were prolly just having a friendly pow-wow together:
Even tho there’s no rule that godparents can’t be romantic, I’m pretty sure these two are merely good friends. That being said, I think I would much prefer it if Jake were romantically linked to Busy rather than with Taylor. As much as I would love Jakey poo to be single and available (you know, just in case), I think I could live with him settling down with a nice girl like Busy. I think Jake gettin’ bizzy with Busy makes a Hell of a lot more sense than his fraternizing with Taylor.
[Photo credit: X17]
Lots and Lots of Balloons
In the wake of the HAPPY news that Mariah Carey is pregs with his first child, Nick Cannon rushed out yesterday to pick up a bunch of balloons to celebrate his impending fatherhood …
… of course, the dad-to-be could only be bothered with carrying a couple of balloons. Nick left the hard work of carrying all the other balloons to his assistant. I bet he is happy, y’all. I can’t wait until baby Cannon is born!
[Photo credit: Splash News]
Posted under: Nick Cannon
Even better than the real things?
The ladies of Saturday Night Live, including Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, Cheri Oteri, Kristen Wiig, Laraine Newman, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, Nora Dunn, Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey will be joined by funnylady Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bravo TV honcho Andy Cohen in a comedy skit spoofing The Real Housewives franchise for their upcoming The Women of SNL comedy special set to air on NBC on Monday November 1 … and here is our first look at the ladies of SNL doing their best housewives impression:
When you add the very funny women of ‘Saturday Night Live’ with the hilarious absurdity that is ‘Real Housewives’ reunions, what do you get? Gold, from the looks of it. Check out Bravo host Andy Cohen playing ringmaster with Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Nora Dunn, Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch, Cheri Oteri and Kristen Wiig all channeling their best ‘Real Housewives.’ The segment is set for NBC’s ‘Women of SNL’ special set to air Nov. 1. The set is pure ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ season 1 reunion, and those one-shoulder dresses are a staple of ‘Real Housewives’ fashion. In fact, hasn’t the Kelly Bensimon worn the exact dress Molly Shannon has on? Other photos included several of the women holding individual microphones, hopefully singing wonderful Auto-Tuned songs. Whether the women are playing actual ‘Housewives’ or just versions of themselves remains to be seen. The aforementioned ‘SNL’ veterans will be joined by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Laraine Newman and Amy Poehler to create new content for the ‘Saturday Night Live’ retrospective. That’s a whole lot of funny on tap.
It sounds like a funny concept … we’ll have to wait and see how it works in actual execution. After the jump, check out one more promo photo of Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Laraine Newman up close and housewifey … More »
Posted under: 'Saturday Night Live', Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, Andy Cohen, Cheri Oteri, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kristen Wiig, Laraine Newman, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, Nora Dunn, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey
Strung up and shirtless
Shia LaBeouf had a pretty strenuous day on the Los Angeles, CA set of the next Transformers film yesterday as he was strung up on wires to film a flying scene in front of a blue screen. CGI effects will be laid behind him in the final version of the film but as you can tell from the following photos, Shia‘s character Sam gets in some serious trubs in the next Transformers movie:
In the first two Transformers films, Shia LaBeouf’s character Sam Witwicky has battled the deadliest of robots and nearly died on several occasions. And it seems the third installment of the film franchise will live up to its predecessors, as LaBeouf showed as he filmed intricate aerial scenes on the set of the movie in Los Angeles yesterday. The 24-year-old actor was strapped securely into a harness before being hoisted into the air to shoot the scenes in front of a huge blue screen. LaBeouf was also seen shooting scenes alongside co-star Patrick Dempsey. There have been few details revealed about the storyline of the upcoming film, director Michael Bay has said that this is likely to be the last movie in the franchise. He said: ‘As a trilogy, it really ends. It could be rebooted again, but I think it has a really killer ending. The movie is more of a mystery. It ties in what we know as history growing up as kids with what really happened.’ Transformers 3, officially titled Transformers: The Dark of the Moon, also sees stars Frances McDormand and John Malkovich join the cast. Talking about Malkovich’s role in the film, producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura said: ‘Malkovich is going to have a lot of interaction with Shia in that movie. And he’s got a really fun character. And he’s going to bring a really interesting spin to that franchise, so it’s going to be great.’
You know, wearing that harness and gettin’ yanked around by all those wires sure sounds like it hurts. I wonder if Shia was left with any marks on his body as a result? Fortunately, there are a couple of shirtless photos of Mr. LaBeouf that answer that question, after the jump … More »
Literally and Figuratively
For the past few weeks there’s been talk of a Kanye West penis picture that has been floating around and today Media Takeout got their hands on said photo and present to the world an intimate and NSFW side of Kanye that few have had the pleasure to see:
Remember those lil NEKKID pics of Kanye West that people were talking about. Well guess what just LANDED in our inbox this morning . . . WOWZERS!!!
Now … as a fan of pop culture and celebrity, I feel compelled to share the wealth (as it were) with all y’all … which is why I’m bringing it to y’all’s attention. But, you’re gonna hafta click HERE to see the EXTREMELY NSFW photo of Kanye‘s biz. I’ll give you the heads up that the photo doesn’t show all of Kanye‘s ample manhood … just the shaft … but I will divulge that there is a lot of shaft to see. Check out the photo at your own risk.
And for those of you who give it a gander … you gotta let me know what you think.
Posted under: Kanye West
Darlene Egelhoff is a housekeeper, y'all
Yesterday and today we got to know Lynn Patridge, mother of former Hills star Audrina Patridge, a little better and right now we get to learn more about fellow ex-Hills co-star Heidi Montag‘s mother Darlene Egelhoff. Darlene appeared on The Hills a few times to do battle with Spencer Pratt and was last seen on the show voicing her displeasure at all of the cosmetic surgeries Heidi had done to herself. In a new interview with Darlene, we learn that she is now totally cut off from her daughter … and broke. Darlene has been forced to take a job as a maid and launched a personal blog in order to try and reach out to her daughter:
Darlene Egelhoff, the mother of U.S. reality television personality Heidi Montag, says the recession has forced her to work as a maid. Egelhoff told TV’s “Inside Edition” she and her husband owned a restaurant for 21 years, but had to close it because of the economy. She said they have been struggling to pay their bills since and the only job she could find in Crested Butte, Colo., was cleaning houses. The celebrity mom admitted it has been awkward when a client recognizes her. “That’s been very humbling for me and I very much appreciate that experience because I don’t ever want to get full of myself and think I’m too good to do anything,” Egelhoff said. She also tearfully revealed she has not spoken to Montag in nearly nine months and doesn’t think her daughter knows what she has been going through. The mother and daughter became estranged after Egelhoff appeared on an episode of “The Hills” and showed her disappointment in Montag’s decision to undergo 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day. Egelhoff said she is so desperate to communicate with Montag she started a blog called “Metamorphosis of a Mother” hoping Montag will read it, “Inside Edition” said Thursday.
I have to say … I feel bad for Darlene. Forget that she has to find work as a maid, times are tough for a lot of people, working as a maid is honest work. What I feel bad about is how estranged she has been from her daughter because of her daughter’s lust for fame. It’s just really sad to see what reality TV does to some families. It’s very rare to hear of a story about how reality TV brings a family together … more often the case, moronic lust for quick fame on a TV show ends up ruining relationships. Darlene‘s official blog can be found HERE. I’m certain she will work tirelessly to try and mend fences with her daughter … but as long as Heidi is under Spencer‘s spell, Darlene will have a long time to wait. So sad :(
Posted under: Darlene Egelhoff
The TV Guide
Last night was a quite one here at the ol’ homestead … I decided to stay in so that I could watch ABC‘s airing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown:
I’ve watched The Great Pumpkin every Hallowe’en for as long as I can remember … it never gets old. I know that some of y’all may have missed seeing it last night … so thankfully, ABC is reairing it tonight at 8PM. Tune in, DVR it — don’t miss out! It’s a classic.
Watching Charlie Brown reminded me of all the great Hallowe’ens of my youth and really helped get me in the spirit of the season:
We are very lucky that Hallowe’en is on Sunday this year because that gives us a 3-day Hallowe’en weekend! I’ll be going with Darion to a Heroes & Villains party tonight where I’ll wear my first of 3 costumes. Tomorrow, David and I will be joined by a gang of friends at a Masquerade Party where I’ll be rockin’ costume number 2. Sunday, we’ll be going to 2 parties around town and possibly the big West Hollywood Hallowe’en fete where I’ll be wearing costume number 3.
Have a happy, safe and FUN 3-Day Hallowe’en, y’all! Send in your costume photos … I’ll show you mine if you’ll show me yours ;D
Taylor talks Jake (kinda), 'Project Runway' is dead to me, Pumpkinception
Alyson Hannigan reps the West Coast, Liv Tyler reps the East Coast
At the start of the month, we saw photos of Alyson Hannigan, Alexis Denisof and their beautiful daughter Satyana decorating their SoCal home for Hallowe’en … today, we get to see how those decorations turned out:
But while Aly and fam were holding down the Hallowe’en fun here on the West Coast, actress Liv Tyler decided to deck out her NYC brownstone in celebration of Hallowe’en on the East Coast …
If YOU have any fun photos of your homes all decorated for Hallowe’en, make sure you send them in to me so that I can post them on the blog in our weekly PITNB Readers picture post. And, don’t forget, if you want to be entered for a chance to win a FREE copy of the Glee soundtrack Glee: The Music – The Rocky Horror Glee Show, make sure you send in your COSTUME photos by Monday November 1. It’s 3-DAY Halloween weekend, y’all! Let’s have some fun!!
I cannot WAIT to show off the 3 Hallowe’en costumes I’ll be wearing this weekend :D Woot!!
[Photo credit: Splash News]
A fantastic-looking Alanis Morisette was spotted making her way to a friend’s home in Beverly Hills, CA yesterday giving us our latest look at her growing baby bump:
Unfortch Alanis won’t be able to celebrate Hallowe’en properly this year with her little baby … ‘cuz her little baby ain’t poppin’ out in time. Still, I hope that Alanis does something fun for Hallowe’en this year … I’d love to see her all done up in a fun costume. But, costume or not, she is lookin’ amazing with each day of her pregnancy … I can’t wait for her precious fruit of her verdant loins to come out and say hello to the world outside!
[Photo credit: Splash News]
Posted under: Alanis Morissette
Yesterday we got to check out hunky Chris Evans in costume as Captain America on the cover of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine … today we get to check out a few photos from Captain America: The First Avenger as featured inside this issue of EW … behold:
Aww … such a cutie. And, man, do those bad guys on bikes look tough. But, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. After the jump, check out the first photo of Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt (the villain who will become Red Skull), a photo of Evans in his early Captain America costume — and another of Evans NOT wearing a costume at all … More »
Found guilty on 2 counts, not guilty on 7 counts
Back in March of 2009 Howard K. Stern, lawyer/leech of the late Anna Nicole Smith, was arrested and charged (along with 2 of Smith‘s doctors) with conspiracy to provide Smith with drugs illegally by providing false names … yesterday, Stern was convicted of 2 of the 9 charges brought against him. As much as I would’ve loved for him to be convicted on all 9 charges, I’m at least satisfied that he was convicted at all:
Anna Nicole Smith’s boyfriend-lawyer Howard K. Stern and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich were found guilty Thursday on charges of conspiring to provide drugs using false names. Another defendant in the case, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, was acquitted on all counts against him. “This is really a victory not just for me, but it is a victory for patients everywhere in our nation who suffer chronic pain,and physicians who treat difficult chronic pain every day,” Kapoor said outside the courthouse. The jury failed to convict any of the defendants of providing drugs to a known addict, which was the linchpin of the prosecution’s case. Stern was acquitted on seven of the nine counts he faced. “These were all the counts related to whether the medications were for a legitimate medical purpose or for whether Anna Nicole was an addict,” Stern said. “What the jury did find me guilty of were two conspiracy counts limited exclusively to my name being used on medications for Anna. This was done to protect Anna Nicole’s privacy and it was nothing more than that.” The verdicts came in a complex case that included two months of testimony and 13 days of jury deliberations. Stern’s attorney, Steve Sadow, said after the trial that the conspiracy conviction for his client was for Stern having given his consent to Eroshevich to use Stern’s name on prescriptions intended for Smith. The charges against Eroshevich, a psychiatrist who flew to Smith’s side in the Bahamas after her son’s death in 2006, were related to using Stern’s name and another woman’s name to write prescriptions for Smith. Stern and the doctors were charged with conspiring to feed the reality TV star and Playboy model’s drug addiction, and using false names to obtain the drugs over the last three years of her life. The three defendants were not charged in Smith’s February 2007 death in a Florida hotel, which a medical examiner ruled was an accidental overdose of a sleep aid combined with the effects of a viral flu.
I will forever believe that Howard K. Stern had a hand in Anna Nicole Smith‘s death and these convictions prove that fact. Stern leeched off of Anna Nicole for as long as he had his disgusting meat hooks in her and profited wildly from her exploitation … to her dying day. As I understand it, Stern faces a maximum of 3 years in prison for these convictions … and will likely not serve nearly as long. While I personally believe the scumbag needs to rot in prison for the rest of his life, I’m comforted a bit by the mere fact that a jury saw fit to label him a felon and that he will face at least some punishment for his crimes. Anna Nicole Smith was no saint but she did not deserve to go out the way that she did. If not for the influence Stern had over her life and death, she might still be living today.
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"I was extremely emotional ..."
Yesterday we got to watch a cringe-worthy yet ENTIRELY AWESOME drunken rant caught on video by Audrina Patridge‘s mother Lynn shortly after Audrina was eliminated from this season’s Dancing with the Stars competition. As you may recall, Mama Lynn was very forthcoming with her feelings about Audrina‘s elimination … as well as her belief that Audrina‘s former castmates on The Hills are “tramps” and that Hills star Lauren LC Conrad, especially, is a “bitch”. Today, we are hearing from Lynn Patridge again … but this time she is sober and extremely apologetic for the things she said in the heat of her drunkenness:
“I was extremely emotional after her elimination – it just came as such a shock,” Lynn says. “I want to apologize for offending anyone.” Lynn, who admitted she had been drinking, unloaded on the dance show and took shots at her daughter’s former Hills castmates in her diatribe Wednesday outside the Hollywood hotspot Beso. “I am sincerely sorry for the negative things I said in the heat of the moment,” Lynn says. “As a mother, there is no pain in this world like seeing your children upset. I am so proud of my daughter and all she has accomplished on Dancing with the Stars.”
Aww … yeah … poor mama Patridge. It’s clear that she was fully loaded when she unleashed her colorful commentary on that rant video but, you gotta admit … that shizz was funny as Hell. I sincerely doubt that anyone was seriously offended by what she said … if anything, they were prolly more sympathetic to Audrina who was, undoubtedly, so horribly embarrassed by her mother’s actions. But, just for fun, why don’t we take another look at Lynn Patridge‘s drunken video rant one more time to be reminded of what she’s so sorry for today. Check it out, one more time, after the jump … More »
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Mr. & Mrs. Cannon open up about their sad Xmas miscarriage
Yesterday we learned the EXCITING news that happily marrieds Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are PREGS with their first child together! The couple made the joint announcement on The Today Show but, in fact, sat down with Access Hollywood for a 3-part interview about their happy news. In yesterday’s announcement, we learned that the couple suffered a miscarriage a couple of years ago and in the second part of their Access Hollywood interview, they opened up about the sad details of that loss:
According to the couple, they first got pregnant right before their annual Xmas trip to Aspen, CO (where Mariah has been spending her Xmases for many years now) and learned of their miscarriage on the day they were due to fly out for the holidays. You may recall we saw photos of the couple lookin’ happy and bright … but now we know they were dealing with a terribly sad loss. I can’t even imagine the strength and fortitude to requires to handle a loss like that … but the happy news that they are pregnant now prollly goes a long way to heal those old wounds. After the jump, check out video from Mimi & Nick‘s interview with Access Hollywood and hear the sad story of their painful loss, in their own words … More »
Whittles her list of 15,000 names down to 2
Over the weekend we learned the happy news that singer Céline Dion and her hubby René Angélil became the parents of a pair of healthy twin baby boys and just yesterday we learned that Céline and René were able to take their new sons home with them. Today we learn that Céline has finally settled on what to name her children … which was no small task apparently. Céline‘s baby name list included 15,000 names … but in the end, she settled on Nelson and Eddy:
Five days after their arrival, Celine Dion has finally settled on names for her twin boys. The singer, who said earlier this week that she’d considered ‘nearly 15,000 names and nothing has stuck’, has called the newborns Nelson and Eddy. Celine and husband René Angelil took inspiration from Nelson Mandela, whom the 42-year-old met in 2008 while on tour in South Africa. ‘René said that in just the few minutes they were able to spend with him, they were impressed by the human being he is,’ a spokesperson for the couple said. Eddy is named after Eddy Marnay, who produced the singer’s first five records. ‘He was like a father to her,’ the spokesperson adds. ‘Eddy is a major influence in both Céline and René’s lives.’ Celine told French magazine Gala that the couple’s 9-year-old son René-Charles had a say in the decision. ‘Because René-Charles goes to school in the United States, he’s suggested English first names,’ she says. ‘My mother, on the other hand, has been hinting about very French first names and we’re going a little bit crazy trying to decide’ … Celine gave birth to the fraternal twins on Saturday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The couple had been trying to conceive for years and underwent six attempts at IVF in 12 months.
Well, at least the names individually are nice and normal … that’s good. But together, Nelson and Eddy sounds like a one-hit wonder pop group from the early 90s. Still … I couldn’t be happier for Céline and René. It was very clear how badly they wanted to have another child … and now they have two new babies. I can’t wait to see what little Nelson and Eddy look like :D
“I’ve always liked older men."
The Golden one Betty White is featured on the cover of this week’s issue of Parade magazine and in her coverstory interview, Betty opens up about what kind of men she likes, what she learned from her parents, her thoughts on marriage equality and more. Here is our first look at Betty‘s Parade coverphoto and some excerpts from her coverstory interview:
Don’t call her a cougar!
White she may lust after Robert Redford (who is 14 years her junior), Betty insists, “I’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age there aren’t that many left!” Apparently, that hasn’t presented much of an obstacle. “I’ve enjoyed the opposite sex a lot,” says White, whose beloved husband of 18 years, Allen Ludden, died in 1981. “Always have. Always will.”
Her parents passed down their comic timing—and puppy love.
“They had delicious senses of humor,” White says of her parents. Her father was a traveling salesman who would bring home jokes from the road. He and her mother were also animal people. “They would come back from a walk with a dog, saying, ‘Betty, he followed us home. Can we keep him?’ My parents had a cat named Toby who liked to sit on my crib. My mom always said that if Toby hadn’t approved of the baby, she’d have gone straight back to the hospital.”
She believes everyone should have the right to say “I do.”
White’s status as a gay icon dates to the mid-80’s popularity of The Golden Girls. “Gays love old ladies,” she says of the phenomenon, which saw fans from West Hollywood to New York City turn on their TVs between 9 and 9:30 on Saturday nights to watch the exploits of Rose & Co. “I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time—and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones—I think it’s fine if they want to get married. I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.”
As if it weren’t possible to love her anymore, she goes and gets even MORE lovable … and wait ’til you see a few photos from her Parade photoshoot. Check out Betty White‘s Hallowe’en themed photos, after the jump … More »
Last Friday we got our first look at Paris Hilton‘s “trashy” Halloween costume … today we see which costumes she picked out for her tiny pet dogs … behold:
he girl with everything is likely to have some seriously pampered pooches. Hilton heiress Paris met up for lunch with her sister Nicky at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood yesterday and the reality star brought along two of her furry friends for the ride. And like any good attention seeking star, Paris, 29, got her two dogs dressed for the occasion in cute Halloween outfits. Paris, who has admitted in the past to owning 17 dogs in total, brought along a tiny teacup chihuahua dressed in a yellow duck costume and a cream pomeranian dressed like a coyote.
I’m convinced that pets, dogs especially, hate it when they are dressed up in costumes or clothing so, yeah, I feel bad for these little guys. That being said, they do look kinda cute … but let’s just hope that Paris doesn’t make her little doggies wear these costumes for too long. At least they don’t look as “trashy” as their owner in her Hallowe’en getup.
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Her first magazine cover since her split from her husband
Redbook magazine may have scored Christina Aguilera‘s first interview post break-up with husband Jordan Bratman but British In Style magazine is the first to put Xtina on the cover of their mag now that she’s a newly single woman. Dubbed the Party Issue, here is our first look at Xtina‘s British In Style magazine coverphoto:
Thus far, In Style has yet to update their official website with any other photos or info from Xtina‘s coverstory article so we don’t know if she discusses her pending divorce with Jordy in her interview or not. My guess is that this interview was likely done before news of her split broke so we may likely learn nothing new. To be honest, I’m not crazy about this photo … I hate the leopard print (tacky) and I’m not fond of the big braid (meh) so … let’s just hope the rest of the photos from her shoot turn out better ;)
And they've got a photo to prove it
Yesterday Star magazine published a story online that made the claim that Kim Zolciak, star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, is pregs by her current beau Kroy Biermann. As soon as that story came out, Kim‘s mother denied the claim as false. Today, Star magazine is sticking by its story and is hitting back with proof that Kim is pregs … proof in the form of a photo of Kim holding a gender test reportedly for her unborn child:
She may be laughing it off but Kim Zolciak’s pregnancy is no joke. Star can confirm The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is indeed with child — despite the fact that she called our report yesterday “hilarious.” Kim’s former lesbian lover, DJ Tracy Young is standing by her story, published exclusively in this week’s issue of Star … “While I was staying at her house in Atlanta, I watched Kim do numerous pregnancy tests all of which came back positive,” Tracy tells Star. “Further to that, we went together to a local Target store where we purchased prenatal vitamins as advised by her doctor.” Adds Tracy, “For her to deny it is ridiculous but it doesn’t surprise me in the least. It’s typical Kim with an agenda. Who knows what that is. Maybe her own show??” In these exclusive photos, Kim proudly displays the gender test she took and points toward a positive pregnancy test. “It’s quite amusing she had me photograph the entire process and send the pictures to her mother via email. Why she would deny this I don’t understand.” Still, Tracy sends her congratulations to Kim. “I wish her and her growing family all the best.”
HMMM … it looks like Star magazine’s photo successfully hits back at Kim and her mother’s denials. In the end, a “secret” like this cannot stay hidden forever … but it sounds like Kim is gonna keep as mum as possible for as long as she can. I’m thinkin’ she’s pregs … and is trying to figure out a way to capitalize on the news. Might Kim Zolciak be jockeying for her own Bethenny Getting Married-type spin-off show of her own? HMMMM.
She cheerleads for her daughter, calls Lauren 'LC' Conrad a "bitch" and more!
Last night Hollywood.tv ran into a very inebriated Lynn Patridge, mother of reality TV star Audrina Patridge (who was just axed from Dancing with the Stars), and Lynn was inspired to share her thoughts on a few things. First, she wanted to express how much she loves her daughter. Next, she wanted to express how unfairly her daughter was treated on DWTS. She also decided to chime in about Audriana‘s former Hills co-star Lauren LC Conrad … and call her a bitch. Yes, folks, it was all caught on video:
In an obscenity-laced rant caught on camera Wednesday night outside Hollywood hotspot Beso, Lynn Patridge swore her daughter was meant for bigger things and took aim at her daughter’s former The Hills castmates. “Audrina is going to fucking rise. And She’s got class … She’s a Polish, Catholic, fucking full-on Italian,” Lynn, smoking a cigarette, said into the camera. “Not only that, she was raised right.” During the five-minute diatribe, a friend attempted to intervene to stop the interview but Patridge, who admitted she’d been drinking, resisted. “I’ve been a celebrity mom for eight years through this Hills” bull–,” she said, “but Audrina is going to the next level… She’s got it in her. She’s a sweetie.” Lynn also addressed Audrina’s surprise DWTS elimination. “One door closes, another one opens. I was proud of her,” she says. “Last night, she fucking kicked ass . . . It’s all show business, baby, the show must go on” … she wasn’t so nice when asked about the “Hills girls” – her daughter’s costars in the MTV reality show. She called them “Hills tramps” and targeted Lauren Conrad in particular, calling her a “bitch.”
And I bet you thought YOUR mom has embarrassed you in public … I think Lynn Patridge takes the cake on embarrassing moms … well, at least for this week ;) After the jump, check out the full 5 minute drunken rant by Audrina‘s mother Lynn … More »
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The TV Guide
Last night David and I made our way to the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, CA to see Gorillaz live in concert on their Escape to Plastic Beach Tour. What we got was a 2-hour visual and musical spectacle that never failed to entertain and had the entire sold out audience dancing in their seats and in the aisles:
I’ve been a big fan of Gorillaz for years and I only got to see them perform live once on their very first tour. Last night’s performance not only blew away that first performance I saw all those years ago but it also blew away most of the concerts I’ve seen in the past few months. After the jump, check out some photos and video from last night’s fantastic concert performance … More »
Céline brings babies home, Prince announces tourdates, Ellen's costume
Yeah, I'll bet this is *exactly* how it all went down
Those clever folks at Next Media, who have created extremely entertaining animated videos about Paris Hilton, Nicole Snooki Polizzi, ex-JetBlue employee Steven Slater and more, have turned their attentions toward Charlie Sheen and his latest insane meltdown. As you undoubtedly may have heard, Sheen got himself into a bit of drama earlier this week when he was found in a trashed hotel room in NYC completely naked and with a scared female escort locked inside the closet. But, instead of telling you what went down … how about we check out an amazing Taiwanese animated video that shows you how things very likely went down:
The escort, the trashed hotel room … the COMPLETE nekkidness … it’s all here. Check out the video in full, after the jump … More »
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"I’m pretty sure I’m up shit’s creek right now."
David Arquette, who has split from his wife and TV producing partner Courteney Cox, just can’t seem to keep his big mouth shut when it comes to discussing matters pertaining to the end of his marriage … which is why big TV shows keep booking him for interviews. Today, Live with Regis & Kelly was able to capitalize on David‘s blabbermouth. In his interview, David shared that he broke down in tears after he had sex for the first time with a woman other than his wife and, naturally, simply had to share that information with the world:
David Arquette just can’t keep quiet about his break-up with Courteney Cox. After apologising for sharing too much in his last interview, Arquette, 39, returned to Howard Stern’s radio show today and revealed yet more cringe-worthy details about the end of his 11-year marriage. The actor revealed he cried after having sex for the first time he slept with a woman following his split from the Friends actress. ‘After the first girl I slept with … a few days later … I was, like, crying,’ he confessed. ‘It was the end of all the intimacy I shared with my wife. It was like a new thing. It was like … putting that away.’ He went on to claim that it wasn’t satisfying experience, explaining it lacked ‘that emotional love that I always had with Court.’ However, the missing intimacy didn’t seem to bother the actor as he revealed that he also slept with a blonde Australian he met at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. After spouting off, he realized he had revealed too much yet again, saying: ‘I’m pretty sure I’m up shit’s creek right now.’ Although this time around he was wise enough not to name and shame the mystery woman. Spurred on though by notorious shock jock Stern, Arquette also revealed the couple didn’t have a prenuptial agreement, meaning Arquette could get half of Cox’s fortune, which he said is worth around $100 million dollars. A short time later, the actor went on the chat show Live with Regis and Kelly to plug Scream 4, which he co-stars in with Cox and Neve Campbell. Arquette told the hosts he still has a good relationship with Cox despite their separation and went on to reveal that they had in fact gone for dinner together just the night before. He also revealed the two are just in different places in their lives, with Cox wanting ‘growth’ and him ‘feeling a little wild.’ And one thing Arquette was very adamant about? The actor insisted he had never cheated on his wife of 11 years, despite rumours to the contrary.
OH David … what a big mouth you have. As cringe-worthy as much of what comes out of Arquette‘s mouth is, I’m certain in the 11 years that Courteney has been married to him, she is WELL used to his childish antics. I have to say, I kinda enjoy hearing all the dumb stuff that seems to just fall out of his mouth … I mean, I feel bad for Courteney that he feels the need to spread their biz all over the place but he sure is entertaining to listen to. I wonder if he’ll be apologizing for his interview anytime soon. Scream 4 is still many months away from release … still PLENTY of time for David Arquette to give more interviews about his split from Courteney Cox. Ugh, poor thing.
Kelly Osbourne, who celebrated her 26th birthday yesterday, is featured in a new ad campaign for Sky+HD and in her promo photos, she is wearing pretty much nothing … except for a pair of bikini bottoms and a lot of gold paint … check it out:
After dramatically changing her diet and lifestyle, Kelly Osbourne is looking slimmer than ever. So with the reality TV star feeling more confident with her body than ever before, Kelly has decided to bare nearly all in a new campaign. The former pop star, who turned 26 yesterday, celebrated her shapely figure by posing nearly naked in gold paint in the style of Shirley Eaton in Bond film Goldfinger. Fans of the 1964 007 movie will remember Eaton’s character Jill Masterton ended up dead on a red sofa after suffocating after she is covered in gold paint by villain Oddjob. Kelly was persuaded to strip off to mark the launch of Sky+HD reaching over 50 channels in high definition. She enthused: ‘I love watching TV in HD, you really can see everything in a lot more detail and it makes everything look so much better. Although if you’re on the other side of the camera then the pressure is on you to make sure you look good! Since my weight loss I’m a lot more body confident in front of the camera. It’s not just celebration for Sky+HD, but for me too.’
In all honesty, even as fabulous as Kelly O looks, she ain’t my favorite Golden Girl … but she don’t look half bad. Kelly looks so much like her mother Sharon Osbourne in this photo, is uncanny. After the jump, check out one more promo photo for Sky+HD that features golden Kelly draped on a velvet red sofa … More »
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Another look at 'The First Avenger'
Back in July we got our first look at Chris Evans in costume as Captain America when the first promo footage from the film was screened at 2010 San Diego Comic-Con but today we get a better, more clear look at The First Avenger in full costume on the cover of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine … behold:
For fans of superhero movies, the most patriotic holiday on next year’s calendar won’t fall on July 4th, but exactly 18 days later. That’s when Paramount Pictures will release Captain America: The First Avenger, a big budget adaptation of the Marvel Comics shield-baring super-soldier. The new issue of Entertainment Weekly offers your first look at star Chris Evans in the hero’s red, white and blue threads — but you can get a peek at the man in uniform right here, right now … “At the time, I remember telling a buddy of mine, ‘If the movie bombs, I’m fucked. If the movie hits, I’m fucked!’” After declining the part three times, Evans took a meeting with Marvel execs and Johnston and was dazzled by their plans for the movie. He still felt wary about suiting up for Captain America — but then he had an epiphany. “I was just scared,” he says. “I realized my whole decision making process was fear based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear.’” Evans signed a six-picture deal with Marvel to play the character, and he has no regrets: “I can’t believe was almost too chicken to play Captain America.” The movie — which also serves to set up Marvel’s 2012 superhero team-up, The Avengers — hews closely to Captain America’s WWII-era origins … “The interesting thing about this character is that he’s an everyman who in the course of a few minutes become a perfect human specimen. That has to create some interesting personal issues,” says Johnston. “I saw it as an opportunity to make a superhero movie that felt real, that didn’t have to rely on an overabundance of fantasy elements.”
I mean, you don’t get more All-American than Captain America … or Chris Evans. He’s got the handsome, guy next door look down pat and seems like the perfect choice to play America’s comic book super soldier Captain America. I’m not quite sure how I feel about the costume, tho … I’ll need to see more, full-size photos but … doesn’t Chris‘s head look superimposed on the body featured on this magazine cover? I must admit, this incarnation of the Captain America costume is starting to grow on me … it looks like a uniform first and a superhero costume second. I want to see more … but at this point, I’m happy with what I’ve been seeing thus far. What do you think?
"This is a very difficult time for our family"
Welp, another celebrity marriage has bit the dust. Yesterday it was revealed that Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife Leticia have decided to end their marriage of 17 years by filing for divorce. The couple, who are enjoying new found fame as the parents of Miley Cyrus, released a joint statement about their split … read on:
Miley Cyrus’s parents, Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus, are divorcing after 17 years of marriage, they tell PEOPLE. “As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family,” they say in a statement. “We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.” The couple have five children, including the pop star. Divorce papers were filed Wednesday in Tennessee citing irreconcilable differences.
And so … the question becomes … which Cyrus parent will have managing control over their famous daughter? Despite the niceness expressed in their joint statement, things get very ugly in divorce proceedings. Invariably the issue of money will come up and that’s when things get nasty. Sure, both Billy Ray and Tish will still stay extremely rich but one of them will end up being richer … and that richer parent will be the one who wins Miley in the divorce. HMMMM. They’re being nice now … I wonder how long ’til the cracks begin to show.
"I felt like I'd just been in a car accident ... It almost made me cry."
Late night talk show host and all around funnyman Conan O’Brien, whose new TBS talk show Conan will premiere in just a few short weeks, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue Rolling Stone magazine. In his coverstory interview, Conan opens up about the depression he felt in the wake of losing his hosting gig on The Tonight Show and explains what his life was like after he completed his nationwide Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour. Here is our first look at Conan on the cover of RS mag and some excerpts from his coverstory interview:
In July, shortly after his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour wrapped up, Conan O’Brien began visiting the set of his new talk show, at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. For various reasons, the show had not been staffed yet, nor had the set been built, so on those days, O’Brien would occasionally pause en route to his office and stand alone in a giant, empty warehouse … O’Brien had lost his dream job as host of The Tonight Show in January, at a speed (seven months!) almost as humiliating as the circumstances of his departure (ousted for Jay Leno, which is the comedy-world equivalent of being left at the altar for a cast member of Jersey Shore). “My wife says those first couple of months, the thing I said most often was, ‘Wait a minute, what just happened?’” O’Brien recalls. “Those weeks after the tour, where not much was going on, Conan was miserable,” confirms his wife, Liza Powel, a blunt and dryly funny former advertising executive with whom O’Brien has two children. “That was when he was the most depressed.” Powel says she had “all sorts of grand designs” about keeping her idled spouse busy: He would be responsible for camp drop-offs, he would cook dinner at least one night a week. None of which ended up happening. O’Brien did go for long bicycle rides, and read lots of history books. At a parents’ night at their son Beckett’s preschool, there was a stack of volunteer sign-up sheets, and O’Brien, who still had too much time on his hands, became overly ambitious and started signing up for everything: “Oh, I’d love to come talk to the kids about natural history!” “He was in the house all the time,” Powel recalls. “I said, ‘This can’t last – it’ll drive us crazy!’ Literally every 10 minutes, he’d poke his head in the room and say, ‘I don’t wanna bother you, but do you know where the Band-Aids are?’ ‘I don’t wanna bother you, but do you know how to use the phone?’ He was so sweet about it, and I felt like such a jerk. But seriously, I almost rented an office for him.” The morning after O’Brien’s final Tonight Show – his second-highest- rated episode ever, quadrupling his average nightly viewership – he and Powel drove up to a resort in Montecito. “I felt like I’d just been in a car accident,” O’Brien says. “Like a crazy mix of elation, anger, sorrow. Confusion was a big one.” That night, when they entered the dining room and the other guests stood up and applauded, O’Brien says, “It almost made me cry.”
This Rolling Stone excerpt continues after the jump, where you will also find a photo from Conan‘s RS photospread as well as behind the scene video from the shoot … More »
"Yes, we are pregnant!"
Yay!!! At last … Mariah Carey has officially confirmed what pretty much everyone on Earth was sure of … she and hubby Nick Cannon are PREGS with their first child! Mr. & Mrs. Cannon officially broke the news to Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush on The Today Show earlier today. While the couple are extremely thrilled to be expecting their first child together now, their happiness wasn’t always so … when pregnancy rumors first started for the couple 2 years ago, Mimi sadly reveals that she had a miscarriage a month after she first discovered she was pregnant. But, that sadness is gone now, cuz Mariah and Nick are officially expecting their first child together:
“Yes, we are pregnant. This is true,” Carey, 41, said on the Today show Thursday morning as part of a sneak peek at a three-part Access Hollywood interview. “It’s been a long journey. It’s been tough because I’ve been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy.” Husband Nick Cannon, 30, joined the interview to talk about the “absolutely emotional” news, adding, “The greatest gift on earth is a child.” Carey, who also told of a miscarriage two years ago, would not reveal her due date. She would only say “it’s still early” and “expecting is great.” Ever-supportive Cannon said of the loss, “It strengthened our relationship so much … she handled it so well.” The news, of course, won’t surprise those who have followed the couple’s coy references to pregnancy and babies over the past few months. Rumors flew as the expanding singer seemed to bloom a little more every week, and both Cannon and Carey have spoken about their desire for children. In August, Carey fanned the flames by stepping out in Brazil wearing a maternity dress. She quickly addressed the ensuing frenzy, explaining she is “superstitious” about pregnancy and promising, “When the time is right, everyone will know.” Days later, Cannon gushed about his wife’s motherly instincts, telling PEOPLE that “she’s very nurturing.” But not until now have they admitted they’re soon to welcome their own bundle of joy. Now that the news is out, people will clamor to know the sex of the child. The couple wouldn’t say yet, but eventually Carey will cave, because she loves to decorate.
You may recall that Thandie Newton inadvertently spilled the beans about Mariah‘s pregnancy on yesterday’s episode of The View … but now that we’ve learned the HAPPY HAPPY NEWS straight from Mimi‘s mouth, we can officially offer our congratulations and love to the happy family. This is just the best news ever … even tho we all pretty much knew she was pregs, it’s so exciting to hear the news from Mimi … especially when we see the elation on her face. After the jump, check out video of Mariah and Nick‘s big pregnancy announcement earlier today on The Today Show … More »
Earlier this month we got our first look at Daniel Radcliffe in animated form on The Simpsons and today we get to see some fun preview video of his appearance on the show. As you may know, The Simpsons air a Hallowe’en special yearly titled Treehouse of Horror and this year they are up to their 21st episode:
DanRad plays an Edward Cullen-like vampire in this year’s ep and sat down for an interview about his appearance on the show:
After the jump, check out video of Dan‘s interview about his upcoming appearance on The Simpsons which includes some scenes from Treehouse of Horror XXI … More »
Her mama says no
Star magazine is reporting that The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and Tardy for the Party singer Kim Zolciak is pregnant with another child by her new beau Kroy Biermann. According to the magazine, news of this pregnancy comes form Kim‘s ex-lesiban lover and DJ Tracy Young … which, in the reality TV world of celebrity, is only natural. Read on for the deets of Kim‘s supposed pregnancy:
Star can exclusively reveal that The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak is expecting a baby with her beau, Atlanta Falcons pro footballer Kroy Biermann! But in a shocking twist, Kim’s former lesbian lover, DJ Tracy Young says Kim asked her to raise the baby together and then dumped her! Earlier this month, Tracy flew to Atlanta to reunite with Kim, four months after their bitter breakup. “She said she still loved me and wanted to tell me something important face to face,” Tracy tells Star exclusively in our Nov. 8 issue, on newsstands now. Kim dropped the bombshell baby news and Tracy says, “When I asked her what she was going to do, she said, ‘I want you to stay and raise the baby with me, because Kroy doesn’t want to be involved.’” Little did Tracy know that only two days after Kim’s stunning announcement, her world would come crashing down as Kroy came back into the picture.
Um … this shizz better BE on the next season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Where reality TV is concerned, you can never be too sure what to believe … because one day you hear one thing, the next day you hear something else. In this case, we are hearing something else on the very same day … cuz, according to Kim‘s mom, she ain’t pregs. Read what Kim‘s mother Karen has to say about this alleged pregnancy … More »
We are still about 4 days away from Hallowe’en but Heidi Klum just cannot wait any longer to show off the costume she’ll be rockin’ this year at her annual All Hallows’ Eve Celebration party. As you may know, Heidi always goes all out when she dresses for Hallowe’en … and this year is no exception. Here is what Heidi will be lookin’ like at her big shindig this weekend:
Last week Heidi Klum shared just a hint of the over-the-top Halloween look she had in store this year for her annual All Hallows’ Eve celebration. And just four days before the big night, she’s unveiling the costume, which will transform her from catwalk queen to robotic superhero. Heidi’s skin-tight, red-and-purple armor was designed by the master behind the Victoria’s Secret angel wings, Martin Izquierdo, Stylist.com reports. The supermodel even kicks the ensemble up a notch–literally–with built-in stilts that will have her towering over the crowd.
I don’t really know how I feel about this costume. I mean, it’s elaborate … but, eh. This costume looks like a football uniform designed by Nicki Minaj. I guess I should reserve judgment until I see the costume in action but … yeah. What do you think? Is this hot or not?
Posted under: Heidi Klum
Everybody else is doing it, why can't she?
Gwen Stefani and her sons Kingston James McGregor and Zuma Nesta Rock were the latest celebs to jump on board the pumpkin picking bandwagon this week as the mother and sons were spotted having a grand ol’ time at a pumpkin patch here in SoCal. As you may be well aware, celebs and their children have been making daily visits to the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch (HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE) another other less well-known pumpkin patches (HERE and HERE) in the SoCal area for the past few weeks … and yesterday, it was Gwen and sons’ turn:
With Hallowe’en only 4 days away, it’s gettin’ down to the wire on pickin’ out the best pumpkins … it’s about time Gwen took her sons out to the pumpkin patch. It looks like Kingston showed up in costume and little Zuma opted for the fun face paint. I know all the celebs are slowly but surely picking out their Hallowe’en pumkins but … have you?
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]
Please, gods, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Word starting going around this week that our dear Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted in the close company of singer Taylor Swift over the weekend (on an apple picking excursion … gag!) and rumor started going around that the pair were the hot new couple. I did my best to compose myself after hearing this news and immediately dismissed it as drivel … after all, unless the pair were actually photographed together, what is there to worry about. Well, the time to worry is now upon us … cuz photos of Jake and Taylor TOGETHER this weekend in Brooklyn, NY have come to light:
Saturday Night Live wasn’t Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal’s first outing together this past weekend. The two were spotted Saturday at the Fishkill Farms in Hopewell Junction, N.Y, where they toured fall foliage and went apple-picking, reports the new Us Weekly. “They were walking through the trees, having fun together,” says a local. “They looked happy.” Adds the witness, “Some of the customers tried to take a photo of them, but they were hiding from them in the trees. They drove through the orchard and bought the apples on the way out.” (Gyllenhaal, 29, paid the $3 tab.) It was just the first stop of a romantic Big Apple weekend, which included a trip to a SNL taping and Sunday brunch in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood, as UsMagazine.com reported Monday. Says a source, “The relationship is very new, maybe two or three weeks old. I’m not sure who pursued whom — but they’re both into it.”
Can somebody please kill me … like, NOW. Even tho you can’t see their faces, you can absolutely tell that it’s Jake and Taylor in these photos. I mean … just when you thought that Jake’s relationship with Reese Witherspoon was bad … the notion that he is now with Taylor Swift is … UGH! Let’s just hope they’re just friends. I told myself I couldn’t freak out until I saw photos of the pair together … so, I’m officially in freak out mode. They’re just friends, RIGHT?!?
The TV Guide
Tonight is gonna be fun … tonight, David and I will be making our way to the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal City to see Gorillaz LIVE in concert:
I’ve only seen Gorillaz live in concert once, many years ago in Toronto, CA on their first tour. I have been a huge fan of their music for years and I am so excited to be seeing them on stage again. I had planned on heading down to the NBC Studios to attend the taping of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in order to see Kylie Minogue perform live on the show … but there is no way I can make it out to Burbank and then be back home before heading back out to Universal City for the concert. Still, I am very excited about tonight’s show … I believe cameras are allowed so I’ll do my best to snap some fun pics to share tomorrow.
Posted under: Gorillaz
Charlie claims he is "fine", the OWN logo comes out, Nerd Babies
Spillin' Mimi's beans, Thandie?
Thandie Newton appeared on The View today to talk about her role in the upcoming Tyler Perry film For Colored Girls. As you may recall, Thandie was cast in the role that originally belonged to Mariah Carey … but she abruptly pulled out of appearing in the movie just weeks before she was due to start filming for an “unknown medical condition”. It was that “unknown medical condition” that got rumors started that MC was pregs. When asked about how she got the role, Thandie actually said in her response that Mariah got “is pregnant … or something major”:
Now, it’s entirely possible that this was merely a slip up on Thandie‘s part and she was just repeating the same rumor that we’ve all heard … but it is also possible that she is in the know as to why Mariah pulled out of appearing in the film. HMMM. After the jump, check out video of Thandie‘s appearance on The View today and see for yourselves … More »
The eXchange of custody
Newly single Christina Aguilera was spotted in the company of the only man in her life right now, her son Max Liron, here in SoCal yesterday after she picked him up from the SLS Hotel. In the wake of Xtina‘s pending divorce from hubby Jordan Bratman, the couple have started exchanging custody of little Max at various locales, like hotels. Yesterday was Xtina‘s turn to have Max so she arranged to pick him up from his father at the SLS Hotel … and she looked fantastic doing so:
It’s unclear if Jordy is living at the SLS Hotel permanently now or if he is just staying there until he is able to figure out his permanent living situation but it seems pretty clear to me, Xtina and Jordy are no longer living under the same roof. As sad as any break-up is, it looks like Xtina is taking everything in stride … she looks great.
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]
The new 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' enjoys some downtime
In early September we got our first look at American actress Rooney Mara in full costume on the Stockholm, Sweden set of the US remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. A couple days later we got to see more photos of Rooney making herself at home in Stockholm as she tired to avoid being noticed by photographers. Today we get to see newer photos of Rooney as she shopped for a few things at a Swedish H&M boutique all by her lonesome over the weekend:
Considering that Rooney and her Dragon Tattoo castmates are going to be in Stockholm for quite some time, it’s nice to see that she is settling in nicely. As you may recall, just a few weeks ago we got to see the first photos of Daniel Craig (who will play Mikael Blomkvist) on the Dragon Tattoo set and, as I understand it, filming production is moving ahead right on schedule. I believe director David Fincher plans to film the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy films back to back … so, Rooney will likely be doing a bit more shopping at H&M in the coming weeks and months.
Posted under: Rooney Mara
Let's go Lakers!
The stars came out in support of the LA Lakers last night and made their way to the Staples Center in downtown LA for the 2010-2011 season home opening game. Because this was the first home game of the new season, there was a special ceremony to honor the 2010 NBA Champion Lakers that took place before last night’s game. A new championship banner was raised in the arena and the team was presented with their NBA Champion rings. Celebs like Davie Beckham, Denzel Washington and little celebs like Jaden Christopher Pinkett-Smith & Justin Bieber were in the hiz to support the Lakers … here are a few photos:
Justin Bieber joined an all star audience to watch the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team receive their championship rings and then go on to beat the Houston Rockets 112-110 at the Staples Centre last night. The 16-year-old and his new best friend Jayden Smith, son of Will, sat courtside for the nail-biting game which went to the wire with the Lakers shooting a three point basket at the buzzer to win. The two boys even got some attention form the Lakers cheerleaders who sat with the boys during half-time and posed up for pictures with the smiling duo. Bieber also showed off his own skills by grabbing a ball and shooting some hoops, much to the delight of the youngsters in the crowd. Just the night before Justin had performed a concert in the same venue. During the game Justin spent time chatting with football legend and LA Galaxy player David Beckham who has become a regular courtside at Lakers home games. David, 35, looked happy and relaxed as he chatted to the young star … And David got to sit next to a Hollywood heavyweight during the game – actor Denzel Washington. David and Denzel, 55, chatted and shared jokes during the game which was the first of the new 2010/2011 season.
And so … another season for the LA Lakers is now officially underway. The boys in purple and gold will be working hard this season for a threepeat championship … and that means their very famous fans will be filling the Staples Center all season long in support of their Lakers. It’s always funny to see which celebs hang out together at these kinds of sporting events … I mean, where else would you see Becks chillin’ with Biebs?
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
Kylie <3s America
Kylie Minogue, the worldwide SUPERSTAR here in the US this week doing a bit of promo for her album Aphrodite, made an in-person appearance at The Grove here in Los Angeles, CA yesterday to appear with Mario Lopez on Extra! to announce that she will be bringing her next world tour to the US in the Spring of next year:
As you may recall, we learned back in August that Kylie would be touring in support of Aphrodite on her upcoming Les Folies Tour 2011 and yesterday Kylie confirmed that she will be bringing that tour HERE to the US in April and May of 2011. Here are a few photos of Kylie at The Grove yesterday afternoon, lookin’ as fabulous as EVER!
Squee!!! I can’t even tell you how excited I am to learn that Kylie will be coming BACK to the US next year. In her 20+ year career she only first toured the US properly back in 2009 on her For You, For Me North American Tour so it’s a thrill to have her coming back so soon. You better believe I will be seeing her as many times as possible on her Les Folies Tour 2011. After the jump, check out video of Kylie making her US tour announcement at The Grove yesterday AND, as a fun bonus, check out video of her performance of Get Outta My Way LIVE on Dancing with the Stars last night … More »
The mostly stable 'Gossip Girl' co-star lovebirds have called it quits
Blake Lively and Penn Badgely — Gossip Girl co-stars, who have enjoyed a hot and cold romantic relationship on-screen and a semi-stable real relationship off-screen — have decided to end their 3 year relationship. According to press reps for both of the actors, BlakeLey decided to call it quits after successfully maintaining a loving relationship for almost the entire duration of their TV show … but, alas, it just wasn’t meant to be. Blake and Penn are dunzo, y’all!
Just like their onscreen counterparts Serena van der Woodsen and Dan Humphrey, Gossip Girl costars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley have ended their real-life romance, too. A rep for both stars has confirmed their breakup. Lively, 23, and Badgley, 23, have been linked since 2007, though they initially denied their romance, saying they were just friends and costars. Since 2008, however, the two have gone public with their relationship, appearing together at events and, often, hand-in-hand in New York City. Most recently, the former couple went shopping for candles together at Henry Bendel in New York last weekend … Despite their often public displays of affection, the pair mostly remained mum about their relationship, with Lively telling Allure recently, “I don’t comment on my relationships. . . . My anonymity is something I treasure. Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different.”
Many of you will recall that we have seen many photos of Blake and Penn gettin’ it on on the public streets of NYC in the past couple of years but I guess all of that is over. I have to say, I was always very impressed with the way Blake and Penn carried themselves as a couple. They always seemed very affectionate and did a pretty great job of not talking about their relationship in the press … which is prolly why they lasted so long. I, for one, am bummed by this news … I thought they made a great couple. Clearly, they think otherwise.
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
Reveals that The Riddler will NOT be the film's villain
The news many Batman fans have been waiting for for many months now is finally here … director Christopher Nolan has finally announced the titled of his upcoming 3rd Batman film and has revealed some important information about the villain that will be featured in the next Batman film … rather, he reveals who will NOT be the villain. But first … the title. Nolan tells The LA Times that the next Batman film will be titled Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. And contrary to rampant rumor, The Riddler will NOT be the film’s main villain:
Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film will be called “The Dark Knight Rises” and though the Gotham City auteur isn’t ready to reveal the villain of his 2012 film, he did eliminate one of the big contenders: “It won’t be the Riddler,” Nolan said in an exclusive interview with the Hero Complex. Nolan was most eager to talk about the fact that Warner Bros. had agreed with his argument that the film should resist the current 3-D craze and instead use high-definition approaches and IMAX cameras to strike out on a different cinematic path than the stereoscopic technology that, for better or worse, has become the dominant conversation in the blockbuster sector … As for the title, it shows the writer-director’s intention to keep his Bruce Wayne trilogy tightly stitched together. “We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we’ll be introducing some new ones,” Nolan said cryptically. I had an odd thought: What if Nolan somehow brings back Harvey Dent? The only reason I even mention it is because, back during post-production on the second film, Nolan told me that the title “The Dark Knight” was just as much about Dent and his fall from the status of shining-knight civic crusader. Dent was plainly dead at the end of the last film, though, and Nolan has been intent on keeping his Gotham City film firmly rooted in a gritty gangland realism– this isn’t a franchise that has veered off into the supernatural or even much super-science. Nolan plays things close to the vest … and he chuckled when I tried to get a few more details out of him. “Oh, you know me, I don’t talk” … I asked if he could imagine a time when Warner Bros. would let a filmmaker shoot a Batman script where the villain isn’t one of the signature creations from the comic books. “Ah, Geoff Boucher, master of the leading question,” he said with a chuckle. That’s when he did agree, however, to eliminate a villain candidate, namely Edward Nigma, the green-suited Riddler, who many people (myself included) assumed was the next natural choice. That character could be taken in a lot of directions — think of Kevin Spacey’s character in “Seven” as a compass point for one of those dark paths — but Nolan and his team are going a different way.
Ahhhh … and there you have it. The title, The Dark Knight Rises, is fine but I’m much more intrigued by the villain … or villains. The only classic Batman villains who have been featured in Nolan films are Ra’s al Ghul, The Scarecrow, Two-Face and of course The Joker. Apparently “some” of those characters will be coming back … but what of Catwoman, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze and The Riddler? These are classic characters from Batman‘s Gallery of Rogues. Well, we now know that Riddler is out … does that mean these other villains are out too? I fully trust Christopher Nolan, he has proven himself VERY capable of doing right by Batman … but I’m dying to know, will there be a big bad Batman villain at all? What do y’all think … and what do you think of this title?
Xmas wishes from RiRi
Rihanna, lookin’ so fresh and so clean, is featured on the cover and in the pages of British Marie Claire magazine. Ri Ri is featured on not one but two different covers for the mag … first up, here is Rihanna on the cover of the subscriber’s issue of British Marie Claire:
She looks great, don’t she? I mean … even with the horrid Ronald McDonald hair, Ri Ri looks great on the cover of MC mag. I’m a bit perturbed by the fact that they are already pimpin’ out Xmas but … ack, what’re ya gonna do? After the jump, check out Rihanna‘s other Marie Claire coverphoto which will be made available on newsstands when the magazine goes on sale … More »
"I can’t believe it, it’s so amazing."
Nicki Minaj, who’s debut album Pink Friday will be released on Monday November 22, has just released the official music video for her new single Check It Out. The song, which features will.i.am on guest vocals, has been gettin’ lots of airplay in recent weeks … and now the video is upon us:
The song is really catchy, particularly because it samples the infectious music of Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles. The video isn’t as weird as some might expect from the adventurous Nicki Minaj … but I love it. After the jump, check out the music video for Check It Out … More »
The NIN debut album gets a fresh new sound, look
Great news Nine Inch Nails fans … Trent Reznor has got a treat for all of us! 21 years after the release of NIN‘s debut album, TR is re-releasing Pretty Hate Machine in a remastered form, complete with new album artwork created by longtime NIN visual director Rob Sheridan. Here is our first look at the album artwork for Pretty Hate Machine – The Remaster and the full text of the press release announcement:
Fans can now revisit the conception of Nine Inch Nails. Trent Reznor’s Null Corporation has teamed with UMe/The Bicycle Music Company to release “Pretty Hate Machine: 2010 Remaster” on November 22, 2010. After completing the score for David Fincher’s The Social Network, Reznor oversaw the digital remastering of Pretty Hate Machine from the newly unearthed original tapes with engineer Tom Baker (whose NIN credits include “The Downward Spiral,” “Broken,” “The Fragile,” “With Teeth” and “Ghosts”). This remastered version includes an eleventh track, a cover of Queen’s “Get Down Make Love,” originally the B-side to the “Sin” single and produced by Al Jourgensen. Rob Sheridan, NIN’s longtime art director, has also re-imagined the packaging of “Pretty Hate Machine” under Reznor’s supervision. As a young musician in Cleveland, Ohio, Reznor took a job at a local recording studio and employed unused studio time to develop his own material. The nascent album was later recorded with his favorite producers including Flood/Mark Ellis (U2, Depeche Mode, PJ Harvey), John Fryer (Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil), Adrian Sherwood (Ministry, Cabaret Voltaire) and Keith LeBlanc (Tackhead). The result was the first Nine Inch Nails album, 1989′s “Pretty Hate Machine.” All songs were written, arranged, programmed and performed by Reznor. The album featured the breakthrough singles “Sin,” “Down In It” and “Head Like A Hole,” and ultimately sold over 3 million copies, reaching Triple Platinum sales status. In the wake of the album’s initial underground success, NIN soon developed a reputation as one of the best live acts in rock and joined the inaugural Lollapalooza tour in 1991. NIN have since sold more than 18 million albums, collected Grammy® Awards and headlined arenas, amphitheaters and festivals worldwide. The Bicycle Music Company acquired the rights to “Pretty Hate Machine” from a division of Prudential Securities in the spring of 2010. It was Bicycle’s intention from the onset to enable Reznor to regain some control of this lost piece of NIN’s legacy, resulting in this artist approved 2010 reissue of one of music’s most groundbreaking and influential albums. Note: The previous CD version was reissued in 2005 but was not overseen by Reznor and is now out of print.
This is FANTASTIC news! Pretty Hate Machine introduced the world to Nine Inch Nails and remains one of my all-time favorite albums. PHM had a huge impact on my life when it was released back in 1989, one that still resonates today. I am really excited that the album is finally being rereleased in remastered format. You have to wonder … what other NIN albums might be remastered and rereleased? I can’t wait to find out. In the meantime, I’ll be counting down the days to November 22 when Pretty Hate Machine – The Remaster gets released in stores. If you so desire, you can preorder the album from Amazon HERE. Who’s excited?
The TV Guide
As I mentioned yesterday, David and I met up with our dear friends Emma and Josh for a 25th anniversary screening of the classic 80′s film Back to the Future:
To accommodate Em and J-Z, we decided to head down to Marina del Rey, CA for the screening … and we had a BLAST! Emma showed up with a case of mini Yellow Tail wine and, well, it made the movie’s awesomeness even awesomer. I couldn’t get over how perfectly BTTF captures the spirit of the 1980′s … in almost every scene (well, set in 1985) there is a pop culture icon featured in the film … from portable cassette players (in this case Aiwa not Sony), to jean jackets with buttons on them … to those famous Nike sneakers. OY! I just love the movie so much … it was really a dream come true seeing it on the big screen for the first time ;D
After the movie we went out for a quick sushi dinner and decided to call it a night:
Last night was so much fun … we’ll be hanging with Josh and Emma all Halloween weekend long, since October 31 is our Friendiversary.
No plans for tonight … just gonna lie low and enjoy my Tuesday.
Posted under: 'Back to the Future'
Alanis's baby shower, Paul the Octopus's death, Taylor gets waxed
Another pregnancy rumor rears its ugly head
It would seem that the rumors of Mariah Carey‘s “pregnancy” just won’t die down … because now instead of merely reporting that Mimi is pregs, some folks claim to know that she is not only pregs but pregs with a boy:
Congrats, Mariah! An insider tells HollyBaby.com that the diva and her husband, Nick Cannon, are expecting a son in March next year and are set to announce their happy news very soon! Mariah Carey is four months pregnant with her first child — a boy! — a source close to the star tells HollyBaby.com. The Grammy award-winning singer and her husband, Nick Cannon, have been tight-lipped about her pregnancy, but she is expected to make an official announcement in the next couple of weeks when she begins promoting her new holiday album, Merry Christmas II You (which is being released on Nov. 2). “She’s having a boy, but the reason that Mariah didn’t want to say anything is because she is 40, and she’s superstitious,” the insider says. “But she’s going to appear on Oprah and The View, so she’s planning on making the announcement soon” … Mariah took fertility drugs to get pregnant, according to the insider, who says, “the fertility drugs were the reason for her weight gain earlier this year.” She has also given up drinking alcohol — “she stopped drinking back in March or April this year,” the source says.
HMMM … considering how healthier Mariah has looked in recent months, it wouldn’t be too hard to believe that she has been doing fertility treatments but … I won’t believe Mariah is pregs until either she or hubby Nick Cannon confirm the news or she starts baby bumping out. So, yeah, let’s just toss this report onto the pile with the others. That being said, it is possible that some or all of this latest report is true so … we’ll just have to wait and see. What do y’all think … does this report of Mimi‘s pregnancy carry any more weight with you than the other reports do?
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
Posted under: Mariah Carey
Denies that she is engaged to be married
Last Friday we learned of a report from In Touch Weekly magazine that claimed that Janet Jackson had gotten herself engaged to be married to her billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana. Today, in an interview with Good Morning America to promote her new film For Colored Girls, Janet Jackson categorically denied that she and Wissam are engaged:
She had to deal with the same rumours about her last boyfriend. But Janet Jackson took it all in her stride this morning as she laughed her way through a simple denial – that she is not engaged to her boyfriend of several months Wissam Al Mana. The 44-year-old singer looked radiant as she chatted with the breakfast show host on ABC’s Good Morning America today. Janet was on the show to promote her upcoming film For Colored Girls – a movie based on Ntozake Shange’s play ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.’ Unlike the original play which featured only 7 women known by colours performing the collection of 20 poems, the movie has given each of the 20 characters names. Each of the poems deal with intense issues that particularly impact women in a thought-provoking commentary on what it means to be a female of colour in the world. The film is released on November 5 and has an all star cast including Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, Whoopie Goldberg, Macy Gray and Michael Ealy. The interview inevitably turned to the singer’s personal life and when asked about her blossoming relationship she shot down any marriage rumours. ‘He is a very private man so i don’t talk about our relationship,’ she said of Al Mana, an Arab businessman she began dating in April after splitting from long-term boyfriend of seven years, music producer, Jermaine Dupri. During that relationship, the couple dodged continuous rumours about an engagement and even a secret wedding. ‘But it is really important that I just say this,’ continued Jackson to the host. ‘They (media) have been trying to marry me off for a very very long time.’ No I am not engaged, I will say that. I am in a really good place.’
Not at all surprising that Janet is not engaged … so I’m glad that’s been settled. I must say, the more I hear about For Colored Girls, the more I am dying to see the film! The trailers that I have seen look so powerful, I am really anxious to see this film. While we may not be congratulating Janet on any upcoming nuptials, we may be congratulating her on a few award nominations.
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You *knew* she couldn't stay off Twitter for long
At the start of this month, Courtney Love “inadvertently” posted a semi-nekkid photo of herself on her official Twitter profile and was so “embarrassed” that she had done so she announced that she was quitting Twitter! Her retirement from Twitter lasted only a few days and then she was back to posting random/meaningless messages and photos as if nothing had happened in the first place. Today we get to see a new photo, shared by C. Love, that shows the trainwreck in bed with a scrubby-lookin’ dude … presumably her boyfriend. Check out the new man in Courtney Love‘s life:
With his long messy bleach blond hair and distinctly grunge look he’s a dead ringer for Kurt Cobain. And maybe that’s the reason that controversial rock chic Courtney Love has the hots for this mystery guy. The 46-year-old just loves to share all the intimate minutiae of her everyday life with her legion of Twitter fans – most recently posting a picture of her and the Kurt lookalike, seemingly naked in bed together. Appearing with her head on the man’s bare tattooed chest, her make-up running, Courtney looks somewhat worse for wear. The man in the photos looks dazed as he leans on the singer, his long bleach-blond hair tangling with hers. The overall look is a startling throwback to that of Courtney’s deceased husband Nirvana legend Kurt Cobain, who shot himself in 1994 aged just 27. And this is not the first time Courtney has shown the world all-too-intimate details of her life. Earlier this month she posted even more provocative shots for the world to see. The shocking photos showed Courtney posing in just her underwear with her hands covering her breasts. In another photo she wore tights and knickers but no skirt as she bends over near a mirror … Courtney, who has candidly spoken about her battle with drug addiction, was so embarrassed by the scandal she temporarily stopped using Twitter.
Courtney and her new man look like a perfect match, wouldn’t you agree?
Posted under: Courtney Love
The once-successful spin-off from 'The Hills' dies a quiet death
Earlier this week Whitney Port, who previously starred in MTV‘s hit TV series The Hills before she starred in her own NYC-based spin-off The City, spoke with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS FM here in LA and confessed that she did not believe that The City would live to see another season. Today The Hollywood Reporter is confirming that MTV has officially canceled the series. Despite the fact that MTV did everything they could to send off The Hills, which ended its run earlier this year, with a bang … it looks like The City will just fade away into the land of dunzoness with nary a peep:
After months of speculation, MTV officially announced on Monday that “The City” has been cancelled. “‘The City’ will not be returning to MTV for season three,” an MTV spokesperson tells THR exclusively. “Whitney has been a part of our family for many years and we wish her and the cast the best, and hope to collaborate with them again.” The show’s star, Whitney Port, spoke on air with Ryan Seacrest Monday morning about the fate of the series. “As of right now it doesn’t really look like we’re doing it anymore,” Port said on Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show. The spin-off of the network’s wildly popular series, “The Hills,” developed a stable viewership in its two seasons, but failed to perform as well as its juggernaut predecessor. Port’s “Hills” co-star Lauren Conrad announced earlier this month to THR her return to the network and has already begun taping her second MTV series.
And that, folks, is that. While I was marginally entertained by The City, it wasn’t a show that I thought would live very long … turns out, I was right. The last season was interesting only because Elle magazine editor Joe Zee made the show worth watching. I understand Joe managed to get a show of his own away from The City and my guess is that MTV decided to kill the show since they lost the only credible stylista on the series. While news of this cancellation isn’t at all surprising, I guess it is a bit sad. Now that both The Hills and The City are dunzo, it truly feels like that era of MTV programming is now completely over. Trust me, I get that the shows evolved into vapid meaningless over the years but there was a time when those shows, those characters were THE most fun thing to watch on TV. But, all things must come to an end … and it has come for The City.
It won’t be long until we’re mourning the death of Jersey Shore because as popular as the show is right now, it won’t last forever.
UPDATE: Whitney Port says her goodbyes to The City on her official blog HERE.
Posted under: 'The City'
Nekkid L. Lo strikes again
Now that Lindsay Lohan is safely ensconced back at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA until after the new year, you prolly thought that we wouldn’t be hearing much from the troubled starlet for a while right? Well … not so! It turns out that photographer Harvey Edwards has been sitting on a few photographs of Lindsay that were taken early in her career that he is now releasing as part of his new photography project titled Celebrities and their Motorcycles. Here is one of those photos (which, as you can see, does not show Lindsay’s face) and some deets about this new photography project:
Harvey Edwards has been a professional photographer for over 40 years and is best known for his ballet pieces including his famous “Leg Warmers” portrait that has sold millions of copies worldwide. Most recently Edwards has been working on a project titled Celebrities and Their Motorcycles and believe it or not, his first celeb captured on a motorcycle is none other than paparazzi and media darling Miss Lindsay Lohan. While these pics were taken earlier in Lilo’s career, Edwards recalls working with the starlet. Edwards said, “She was truly wonderful to work with, a true professional and an extremely talented artist.” And while this Celebrities and their Motorcycles project is still a work in progress, Edwards explained, “I am always looking for celebrities who would like to be in the book. When creating an image I can either pose them or if they have a vision of themselves with their motorcycle.” What inspired the concept of this particular project? Edwards told the Huffington Post, “There are many prints of motorcycles in the marketplace but they are static — no life, just a flat picture of a bike, certainly not what I would call art. Taking that a step further, I will capture the celebrities and their motorcycles as an art form rather than the typical paparazzi picture of just a celebrity with their bike. On a typical Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles, a bystander might run into Jay Leno or Arnold Schwarzenegger hanging loose with other motorcyclists at one of the several popular motorcycle ‘hangouts.’” So when can we expect to see the finished project? Edwards said, “I hope to complete the book within a year. So if you are one of those celebrities who would like to be in the book please contact us at Harvey@HarveyEdwards.com.”
Edwards has made available 3 photos of Lindsay on this motorcycle … and none of the photos show her face. Now, I have no reason to discount Edwards’s assertion that these photos feature Lindsay Lohan but something about them seem … suspect. After the jump, check out one more photo supposedly of a nude Lindsay Lohan reclining on this motorcycle with her face turned away and see what you think … More »
Gettin' in on the action
Kevin Federline decided to get in on the pumpkin picking action this year (after a quick trip to the grocery store) and rustled up his kiddies for a trip to their local pumpkin patch to
pose for a few photos select this year’s pumpkins and inadvertently get photographed by the paparazzi. K-Fed‘s ladylove Victoria Prince tagged along (you can tell she really hates getting her photo taken by the paps) on this fun excursion with K-Fed‘s sons Sean Preston, Jayden James and Kaleb Michael (only daughter Kori Madison was absent from this field trip):
Kevin Federline was on daddy duty yesterday as he took his two sons to the supermarket in Chatsworth, California. Currently sharing custody, it was Kevin’s turn to have Britney Spears’ boys Sean Preston, four and Jayden James, three. Looking very cute in Pokemon and Spiderman t-shirts, the children strolled hand-in-hand with their father. Britney’s ex-husband, 32, tried to conceal his tubbier figure in an oversized navy t-shirt and white shorts, keeping a low profile with a baseball cap pulled down over his face. The boys seemed to enjoy joining in on the errand as they hitched a ride in Kevin’s shopping trolley and were spotted happily pointing out things they wanted in store. At one point a delighted Jayden James was spotted clutching a new mini basketball toy he’d persuaded his dad to put in the trolley. Hopefully Kevin was choosing healthy foods as he’s definitely fuller-figured again following his dramatic weight loss on TV reality show, Celebrity Fit Club. The former dancer previously blamed his weight gain on depression following his split from Britney.
While I would MUCH rather see photos of mama Britney Spears and her beau Jason Trawick with the kiddies at the pumpkin patch, I don’t mind seeing any photos of her beautiful children … even if they include Mr. Federline. It looks like another member of the Federline family tagged along on this trip … thankfully he had the decency to cover up his mullet with that trucker cap, whew! Also, I don’t want to get K-Fed in trouble or anything but … I think he was trying to smuggle a pretty sizable pumpkin underneath his t-shirt at the pumpkin patch … do you think the authorities should be alerted?
Make a Joyful Noise
Not content to let Mariah Carey have all of the holiday music fun this year, the producers of Glee have announced the upcoming release of a holiday album titled Glee: The Music – The Christmas Album. As you can imagine, this new collection of holiday music comes complete with many of your traditional faves plus a few unconventional songs all in that Glee style that every is crazy about. Here is our first look at the album artwork for Glee‘s first Xmas album along with text from the press release announcement for the album, which includes info about tonight’s Rocky Horror Picture Show episode:
Glee decks the halls and gets you in the holiday spirit early with the release of Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, available Tuesday November 16, 2010. The Glee cast sprinkle a little Christmas cheer with their dazzling renditions of such holiday classics as “We Need A Little Christmas,” “O Holy Night,” “Jingle Bells” and a very special Dr. Seuss inspired “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” featuring Grammy Award winner k.d. lang (see full track listing below). This special Glee Christmas episode airs Tuesday, December 7, at 8:00 pm et/pt on FOX. The music from Glee continues to set sales records; recently Glee surpassed The Beatles 52 year record for the most Billboard Hot 100 chart appearances of a non-solo act in one year. Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Show was released last week and immediately soared to #1 on iTunes Top Albums chart. Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers recently received an American Music Award nomination for Best Soundtrack Album, the 38th annual ceremony will take place on November 21 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. On tonight’s Rocky Horror Glee Show episode (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Will (Matthew Morrison) decides to have the glee club perform “The Rocky Horror Show” for the annual school musical after learning of Emma’s (Jayma Mays) newfound love for the cult classic. Despite Sue’s (Jane Lynch) usual scheming, the members of New Directions inject their distinctive style to such timeless tracks as “The Time Warp” and “Damn It, Janet.”
I mean … you knew that Glee would tackle Xmas music sooner or later, it was bound to happen. The show is still incredibly popular and it’s important for them to tackle all the music they can while the demand is still rabidly high. I’m not a huge fan of Xmas music (except for the soundtrack of A Charlie Brown Christmas Special) so I’m not sure if I’ll need to own this album myself but I know that many folks love Xmas music and, well, this might be right up their alley. After the jump, check out a new promo image and the full tracklist of this Glee Xmas album due out on November 16 … More »
The 'Hard Candy Fitness' Center may be coming to YOUR city
Madonna has announced that she and business partner Guy Oseary are launching a franchise of fitness centers around the world named for her album Hard Candy. As you may recall, the promo images from the Hard Candy era were gym-inspired … and clearly, that is all it takes for Madonna to get the bright idea to open up fitness centers of her own. Here is the full text of Madonna‘s press release announcement of the launch of Hard Candy Fitness:
Madonna in partnership with her manager Guy Oseary and New Evolution Ventures (NEV) announced the establishment of Hard Candy Fitness global gyms which will open in major cities around the world. The first Hard Candy Fitness is a beautiful and uniquely designed 30,000 square foot space which is scheduled to open in Mexico City mid November in the exclusive Bosques de las Lomas area. Madonna will be visiting the gym on the 29th of November for the official launch. Throughout her career Madonna has been devoted to fitness and well being and has worked out in literally hundreds of gyms around the world. As a result, she has a strong vision on what the ideal exercise, dancing and work out environment should be. The direction for how to bring that vision to the fitness world began to take shape during an initial meeting between Mark Mastrov, the innovator behind 24 Hour Fitness and Guy Oseary early in 2008. Mastrov has built a fitness empire of over 420 clubs in 16 countries. Mastrov, his partner Jim Rowley of NEV, Craig Pepin-Donat, the Vice President of Marketing and Development, along with Madonna and Oseary, are now in the planning stages of opening 10 more locations in Russia, Brazil, Argentina and throughout Europe and Asia.
After the jump, read the rest of this lengthy press release announcement and get your first look at the official logo of Hard Candy Fitness … More »
Their first father/daughter outing since his split from Courteney Cox
Earlier today we saw photos of single dad Gabriel Aubry with his daughter Nahla Ariela enjoying some bonding time at the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Beverly Hills, CA and right now we get to see a couple photos of another single celebrity dad and his daughter at the pumpkin patch as well. David Arquette stepped out with his daughter Coco Riley for the first time alone since news came out of his split with wife Courteney Cox … behold:
David Arquette isn’t letting his split from Courteney Cox get in the way of bonding time with daughter Coco. Arquette, 36, took his little girl to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in West Hollywood for a day of face-painting and fun on Sunday. “David and Coco had a great time together at the pumpkin patch. Coco had her face painted like a cat and she looked adorable,” an observer tells PEOPLE. “She also seemed happy about spending time with her dad. David looked great and was in a wonderful mood as well” … “David was very sweet and patient with Coco,” the observer says. Even when the valet mixed up several car keys and tried to give Arquette the wrong car, “he stayed calm and still gave a great tip,” the source adds.
As you may recall, last weekend David and estranged wife Courteney reunited in public in a show of unity for Coco at one of her horse shows. This trip to the pumpkin patch, tho, was the first time David stepped out solo with his little girl in the wake of his split drama. Despite the stuff her parents are going thru personally, it looks like both parents are stepping up to ensure that Coco‘s life is as untouched by their drama as possible.
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
Last week we got to see a couple photos of Sean Penn lookin’ super sad on the set of his new film This Must Be the Place. As you may know, Penn plays an aging and bored rocker named Cheyenne who sets out on a mission to find the ex-Nazi who executed his father during WWII. Today we get to see one more photo of Sean on set … still in full costume and make-up … lookin’ like he’s ready to do some smoochin’ with some lucky
Yeah, I’m sorry … I just … can’t. Despite how serious this film sounds, I cannot take Sean Penn in any serious manner when he looks like this. I know it’s not really funny but every photo I’ve seen of Sean Penn on the set of this movie has literally made me LOL. If he’s lookin’ for another Oscar with this role … he better look pretty hard.
That'll show 'GQ' magazine who's boss!
In response to those racy photos in GQ magazine of Glee stars Dianna Agron and Lea Michele stripped down to their bras and panties, Playgirl magazine has made a serious off to Glee stars Mark Salling …
… and newcomer Chord Overstreet …
… to pose nekkid within the pages of their magazine — to the tune of $100,000.00 each:
“Glee” stars Mark Salling and Chord Overstreet have been offered $100,000 to pose for raunchy women’s magazine Playgirl … And they are offering the pair a massive $100,000 pay cheque to strip off for the publication, which has previously seen stars including Brad Pitt and Keith Urban undress for sexy photo shoots. A representative for the magazine says, “We would be very willing to pay for them both – up to $100,000. And it wouldn’t have to be fully X-rated, either.” The news comes just days after officials at the Parents Television Council fiercely criticizued Agron and Michele for posing as sexy cheerleaders in the new GQ spread, branding the photographs borderline “paedophilia”.
I, for one, would chip in some of my personal funds to sweeten the deal in order for the guys to say YES and strip down. Maybe we can start a collection to get even more money for them? Who’s with me?
Yeah, I understand that both Mark and Chord have, sadly, turned down Playgirl’s offer but … we can always hope they’ll change their minds, can’t we?
Vivienne Marcheline & Knox Léon in Budapest
In early October we learned that Brad Pitt and his twin children Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Léon made their way to Hungary so that they could be with mommy Angelina Jolie while she directs her new film there. Since then, we’ve seen a bit of Brad and Angelina together but nary a sight of the kiddies … until now. Over the weekend Vivienne and Knox stepped out in Budapest to see some of the Hungarian sights … behold:
New photos of the Brangelina twins out in public are about as rare as a unicorn sighting … you gotta enjoy them when they surface cuz you never know how long it’ll be til they pop up again. The young’ns are gettin’ so big … mostly in the cheeks area. They look like the cutest little chipmunks, don’t they? I hope we get to see more of them around Budapest … even at such a young age, I’m sure they’ll be able to appreciate the city’s natural beauty.
[Photo credit: Splash News]
The TV Guide
25 years ago today the classic 80′s film Back to the Future opened in theaters … tonight, on the 25th anniversary, David and I will be joined by our friends Emma and Josh for a screening of Back to the Future on the big screen:
Josh found out that AMC Theaters around the country are screening Back to the Future today in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary and we jumped at the chance to attend. This film is honestly one of my favorite films of all time … and I’ve never seen it in a theater. I am so excited, I can’t even tell you.
I hope your Mondays are going well … it’s the final week of October, y’all. Enjoy the Hallowe’en fun while you still can ;)
Posted under: 'Back to the Future'
Klein goes back to work, J. Love's new love, the iPod turns 9
The Beckham Bunch in full effect
The Beckham family had themselves a very bizzy weekend so we’ve got a bunch of really cool photos to check out today. First up, eldest Beckham child Brooklyn Joseph was spotted playing a bit of soccer with his younger brother Romeo James and managed to show off a tattoo of a Chinese symbol on his right wrist:
Considering how young Brooklyn is, I think it’s very safe to assume that this tattoo is not a real tattoo … but it’s pretty clear that the Beckham boys are going to follow their parents’ lead in the tattoo department as soon as humanly possible. The boys have already started their soccer careers, there’s no reason to believe that they won’t want to emulate their famous parents in every way possible.
Next up, we get to see a couple of ADORABLE photos of Les Beckhams being affectionate with their sons. Here’s a photo of Vicki B. smoochin’ on Brooklyn right next to an even cuter photo of Becks smoochin’ on the youngest Beckham child Cruz David:
Couldn’t you just die?! These pics are both cute … but Becks kissing Cruz is just … OY! A.DOR.ABLE.
I’ve got a couple other photos that will make you David Beckham fans die … but in an entirely different way. During his soccer game this weekend, Becks — who normally strips off his jersey after a match — decided to switch things up and stripped off his soccer shorts, showin’ off his tiny whitie undies for all to see on the soccer field. Check ‘em out, after the jump … More »
It's his turn
Last week we saw a few supercute photos of Halle Berry and her daughter Nahla Ariela having a great time together at the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Beverly Hills, CA … and today we get to see new photos of Nahla back at Mr. Bones but this time with her daddy Gabriel Aubrey. Either Gabe was not aware that Halle had already taken Nahla to the pumpkin patch just a few days before or he just wanted to share the experience with his daughter … in either case, Nahla got to visit the pumpkin patch twice in just a few short days:
Earlier today we saw photos of Halle making her red carpet debut with new man Olivier Martinez at the 2010 Carousel of Hope Ball on Saturday night … so mebbe Gabriel thought it would be a great idea to hang out with his daughter the following Sunday morning (when these photos were taken). To be honest, it doesn’t look like Nahla had as much fun at the pumpkin patch with her daddy this time as opposed to the first time she went with her mommy. Methinks daddy should’ve taken Nahla to Disneyland instead.
[Photo credit: Splash News]
After Halle Berry took a day off last week from flitting around SoCal with her new boyfriend Olivier Martinez so that she could take her daughter Nahla Ariela to the pumpkin patch on Friday, Halle reconnected with Olivier Saturday night and seemingly made their new romantic relationship official. The couple made their red carpet debut together at the 2010 Carousel of Hope Ball here in Los Angeles, CA. Oh yeah, I think it’s very safe to say that these two are SO together now:
As if the photos of them canoodling all over the globe weren’t enough of a statement, Halle Berry and her new man Olivier Martinez made their romance official the Hollywood way: by walking the red carpet together. The impossibly photogenic duo surfaced at the 2010 Carousel of Hope Ball in Los Angeles on Saturday night. The star-studded gala included a duet by power couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. The actress, who looked stunning in a red satin sheath gown, cozied up to her French beau (who looked dapper in a black suit and crisp white shirt) once inside the bash. Berry, who split with Gabriel Aubrey in the spring, met Martinez on the set of their upcoming film Dark Tide.
Ya know … even tho we’ve seen many photos of these two together, I still can’t see them as the right fit for one another. Despite the fact that they’ve “gone public” there is still no way of knowing if this relationship has any real staying power. As far as we know, Halle has not yet introduced her daughter to the new man in her life … I think if that happens, then they will have moved to the next step. But, considering that the pair are now attending big events together as a couple … it’s pretty much game on. So … what should we call them?
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
Xtina performs in Las Vegas with Justin Timberlake and Friends
Christina Aguilera, who famously filed for divorce from her husband Jordan Bratman a couple of weeks ago, returned to the performance stage in Las Vegas, NV this weekend at a benefit concert which as held in conjunction with Justin Timberlake‘s annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament. Xtina first strutted her stuff on the red carpet before she went up on stage to perform her hit ballad Beautiful. Here are a few photos:
I understand Justin himself performed as did Sir Elton John and T-Pain … but I think the biggest name on that stage was Xtina Aguilera, particularly because of what’s been going on in her private life. As you can see in these photos, Xtina looked amazing … and she seemed very happy to be performing in front of an audience again. After the jump, check out fan-shot video of Xtina‘s performance in Las Vegas over the weekend … More »
Don't call him Ryan Reynolds
Canadian hottie Ryan Gosling is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Interview magazine and in his coverstory interview, Gosling explains how he often gets mistaken for another Canadian hottie … Ryan Reynolds. Elsewhere in the interview, Gosling opens up about his time on The Mickey Mouse Club and explains how even as a young man he was the object of many older womens’ affection. Here is our first look at Ryan‘s Interview coverphoto and some excerpts from the accompanying interview:
If you ever run into Ryan Gosling on the street, try not to confuse him with Ryan Reynolds … “I get that a lot,” the Notebook actor tells funnyman Steve Carell in the November issue of Interview magazine about getting mistaken for Scarlett Johansson’s hubby. “I do think it’s because we’re both Canadian.” He continues, “I can’t tell you how many times people go, ‘Are you Ryan?’ And I go, ‘Yeah.’ And they say, ‘Can I get a picture?’ Then they take the picture and realize, in that moment, that I’m not Ryan Reynolds. I can see the disappointment in their faces.” Gosling also reveals that when he starred in Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club alongside Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, he would sneak off to Disney World’s Pleasure Island entertainment district. “It was geared toward an older crowd,” he says. “I remember there was one guy who I became friends with. He would sneak us in and we would go to a club there called 8Trax and dance with the secretaries, who were grinding on us. Now, that sounds completely inappropriate. I can’t imagine how it was possible.” Now about those hot bicep-baring pics in the magazine, Gosling warns Carell, “I should let you know before we get into this that the pictures which will be accompanying this interview are basically of me in tight, wet T-shirts and tiny leather jackets going around in the rain and pretending that I’m a lot cooler than I am.”
Yeah, I can understand how folks can confuse Ryan Gosling with Ryan Reynolds … they’re both hot and they’re both recognizable … I’m sure it’s easy to get them confused in person, especially in all of the excitement over meeting such men in person. That being said, *I* would never be able to get the two men mixed up … because I love them each so much, for such different reasons. Wanna see two reasons why I love Ryan Gosling so much? Check out a couple photos from Gosling‘s Interview magazine photospread, after the jump … More »
A bromance 20 years in the making
Last month we learned that actor Keanu Reeves was working with his old co-star Alex Winter on an updated sequel film based on the pair’s 1989 film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and it’s follow-up sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Just a few days later, Alex Winter went on the record to confirm that plans are in the works to make a new Bill & Ted film together. Over the weekend, Keanu and Alex were spotted out and about together on a movie date … which I LOVE! Bill & Ted ride again!!
It’s 21 years since Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter starred in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. But the friendship they made has obviously aged well, with the pair out at the cinema together in Los Angeles last night. Despite the two decades that have passed the two were unmistakable as the stars of the hit teen movie – even sporting similar hairstyles … there has been talk of Reeves and Winter reuniting to film a third installment of the Eighties hit. [Earlier this year] Reeves revealed: ‘Alex and I are still friends and we’re talking, and we’re talking to Chris [Matheson] and Ed [Solomon] ‘They’re going to try and see if they can write something. To me, I’d love to play the role. I’d love to work with Alex and Chris and Ed again.’
OMG … how much do I LOVE this photo! I am DYING to see a new Bill & Ted film WITH the these actors playing the roles of Bill and Ted … no remakes, no prequels … just Keanu and Alex stepping back into their early 90′s garb and bringing back that Valley talk that made them stars. What most of you young’ns don’t understand is that Bill & Ted was a HUGE hit in the early 90′s. The films weren’t mega blockbusters but they really made a huge impact on pop culture. The characters were so popular that they were turned into a Saturday Morning Cartoon series. These days, Saturday Morning Cartoons are NOT what they used to be … sadly … but in the 80′s and 90′s they were THE benchmark for pop culture success among kids. The sight of Keanu and Alex together again warms the cockles of my heart … I hope we get to see more of these two BFFs together again.
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
Posted under: Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves
Makin' beautiful music together?
Actress Cameron Diaz, who never seems to want of male companionship, was spotted out on the town this weekend with Glee actor Matthew Morrison sparking new whispers that the pair have coupled up. It seems like just yesterday that we saw photos of Cameron cozying up to Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine and model Paul Sculfor (separately, of course) … I guess her attentions have now turned toward Mr. Morrison:
Cameron Diaz was most certainly in the mood for partying on Saturday night, as she hit the town in Hollywood. But in the absence of rumoured boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, whose team The Yankees were eliminated from the baseball World Series at the weekend, Cameron decided to call up actress friend Joanna Garcia to accompany her on her evening out. And, as well as Garcia, Cameron was spotted with Glee heartthrob Matthew Morrison, who plays Mr Schuester in the hit US TV show. The pairing is sure to set tongues wagging in Hollywood, as the pair were seen leaving Hollywood club Bardot together at the end of the evening. However, friends of the Knight And Day actress have insisted she is ‘just good friends’ with the 31-year-old actor, who has previously dated Kelly Brook. ‘Cameron turned up at Bardot with Joanna and Matthew,’ the source tells MailOnline. ‘They grabbed a booth directly in front of the stage and stayed all night. The three of them were having a great time, drinking cocktails and dancing and singing along to all the performances. “I definitely didn’t get a flirty vibe between Matthew and Cameron at all. They were just like a couple of friends hanging out for the evening”‘ … And, according to our eyewitness although Morrison certainly wasn’t getting any flirt action from 38-year-old Diaz he didn’t have to go through the night starved of any female affection. ‘Girls were falling over themselves to get to Matthew,’ the source says. ‘And he was loving every minute of it’ … And, ever the gentleman, at the end of the night Morrison made sure that his two special ladies got home safely, by personally driving them both home in his SUV.
You know, despite the fact that these two weren’t all over each other this weekend does not mean that they won’t get romantically involved in the future. Many loving relationships start out with couples who are “just friends”. Whatever the heck is going on between Cameron and Matthew, it sounds like they had a blast on Saturday night. We’ll have to wait and see if love will bloom between these two. What do y’all think … are Cam and Matt headed for coupledom?
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
In-store With the Vampires
Actors and on-screen brothers Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder made an in-store appearance at the Hot Topic at Sunset Place in Miami, FL yesterday as part of The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Mall Tour. Here are a few photos of Paul and Ian at yesterday’s event:
I understand the guys spent a lot of time meeting and greeting the fans who came out to see them. Other castmembers from The Vampire Diaries are touring elsewhere but it sounds like the place to be was in Miami yesterday to see the hot VD brothers ;)
[Photo credit: Wireimage]
The TV Guide
Last night David and I met up and hung out with our really good friends Tamar, Ollie, Rob and Caleb after not seeing those kids for far too long. We’ve been meaning to all get togther and it just hasn’t happened. Last night, tho, we all convened for food, drink and spirited conversation and had the best time ever. After a quick trip to the liquor store to pick up a bottle of Crystal Skull Vodka, we retired to Rob and Tam’s place to carry on the drinkin’ and conversatin’:
I got peer pressured by EVERYONE to jump on board the latest social networking bandwagon called Instagram … so, you can check out any photos that I post using that fun app on THIS Tumblr page.
I’m not sure how long I’ll stick with this new social networking toy but … meh, we had fun with it last night.
Not sure what the plan is for tonight … David and I may go back to Rob and Tam’s so we can screen the new Dexter promo DVD I just got that has the next 3 eps of the show. There will be no more Crystal Skull Vodka, tho. That shizz is way too smooth to drink responsibly … oy!
Posted under: Crystal Skull Vodka
Matt Damon spawns again, Bilbo Baggins has been cast, A Cat dressed as an Apple
It is time, once again, to say hello and meet the Hot Dude of the Week. This week’s specimen was photographed by the extremely talented Rick Day who managed to capture the essence of said Hot Dude in relaxing repose on a comfy-looking bed. Say hello to Seth Kuhlmann:
My guess is that Hot Dude Seth, here, prolly just got in from a spirited game of soccer (or some other athletic event that requires the use of tiny shorts) and decided to lay out on the best to rest his weary muscles. See, the poor guy was so tired that he couldn’t even peel off his socks. I don’t know about you but my fave part of any athletic event is the part when it’s over and it’s time to strip off those sweaty clothes and relax. I think Seth is a perfect example of that happy time. Enjoy!!
[Photo credit: Rick Day; Source]
Posted under: Rick Day, Seth Kuhlmann
Britney's errand boy
It’s been a few weeks since we’ve seen photos of Britney Spears beau Jason Trawick here on the blog so you can imagine how happy I was to find new photos of Jason out and about here in SoCal this weekend. It would seem that Jason managed to pry himself away from his ladylove long enough for him to go on a mission to pick up some take out food:
I imagine that our dear Britney just wasn’t feeling up to venturing out in the cool LA weather and decided to send out her hot man to bring her back some food. Jason strikes me as a great boyfriend and I’m sure he was happy to oblige. As nice as it is to see Jason out and about all by his lonesome, I hope we get to see photos of Britwick out and about together … especially with Hallowe’en just a week away, I’d love to see what they are dressing up as for Hallowe’en this year.
[Photo credit: X17]
Posted under: Jason Trawick
Meet the 'Boo Crew'
Actors and Op spokesmen Alex Meraz (from Twilight), Cory Monteith (from Glee) and Trevor Donovan (from 90210) made their way out to Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch in Culver City, CA to host the Op Halloween Treat For Kids event yesterday afternoon. The guys hung out with a select group of lucky kids from a local chapter of The Boys and Girls Club of America who were treated to face painting, pumpkin painting and general Hallowe’en fun … here are a few cute photos:
I know we’re used to seeing photos of famous families (like Heidi Klum and fam) and individual celeb parents (like Halle Berry and Christina Aguilera) taking their children to the pumpkin patch but I think these photos of these young men hanging out with the kids at the pumpkin patch are just too adorable. It looks like the kids featured here are all boys … which is even cuter. I didn’t grow up with a big brother in the house so I can appreciate how much it must’ve meant to these boys to have Alex, Cory and Trevor devote some of their time to hang out with them. What a fun event!
[Photo credit: Wireimage]
'Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome' is on the way
Great news Battlestar Galactica fans, Deadline is reporting that SyFy has ordered a 2-hour pilot for a proposed new prequel spin-off series of the franchise. As you may know, Caprica (the current BG prequel spin-off) is still in its first season (with the hope of a season 2 pickup soon) so the folks at SyFy think it’s a great time to introduce another spin-off series that is set in the 10th year of the Cylon War and is focused around the young Academy graduate William Adama (who is just a kid in Caprica and is the seasoned admiral in Battlestar Galactica). Here are the deets about this new spin-off series:
SyFy is going back to the Battlestar Galactica well. After launching prequel Caprica, which is now airing the second part of its first season while awaiting word on a second-season pickup, the cable network has greenlighted a two-hour pilot for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome or BGBC how it will probably be known in the Battlestar fan universe. The pilot, about the young years of Ensign William Adama, hails from Battlestar Galactica executive producer David Eick and Universal Cable Prods. and will involve CGI and virtual technology.
I am a huge fan of Battlestar Galactica and was very sad when the series had to end … but, to be honest, I never really got into Caprica. I watched the series pilot movie but it just didn’t win me over and I decided not to watch the series. That being said, I’m very interested in this new proposed spin-off that focuses on the young William Adama. JJ Abrams found great success with his prequel version of Star Trek which focuses on the young crew of the USS Enterprise … I really think that SyFy can enjoy that kind of success with Battlestar. After the jump, read the official announcement from SyFy about Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome … More »
Might Kate & Wills be next?
When last we saw photos here on the blog of his Royal hotness Prince William and his ladylove (and soon-to-be-fiancee?) Kate Middleton out in public together, they were flitting about together on a snowmobile on holiday in the French alps back in March. This weekend, the couple surfaced in England together dressed to the nines as attendees of a friend’s wedding. Seeing these two lookin’ so snazzily dressed up together you can’t help but wonder … are they the next to walk down the aisle together?
It may not have been her wedding, but Kate Middleton beamed a wide smile as she joined Prince William at the nuptials of a close friend in England on Saturday. The couple, both 28, who have been dating on and off for about eight years, lit up the English countryside just a day after getting back from a safari break in Kenya, Africa. Middleton appeared every inch the princess-to-be in a bright blue dress, fitted black jacket, sky-scraping heels and a huge hat adorned with feathers. “She looked so happy,” an observer tells PEOPLE. The prince was dapper in conservative tailcoat and purple tie, smiling for fans and photographers as he arrived with Middleton at the church in Northleach. “They were both so relaxed, and she looked incredibly demure by his side,” adds another observer, royals author Judy Wade. “She was very much his fair lady in her big picture hat. You get the impression it’s the sort of wedding they would wish they could have – in Gloucestershire with friends, rather than a big formal wedding in central London.” The couple were at the service for friends Harry Meade and Rosie Bradford at St. Peter and St. Paul church in Northleach, Gloucestershire. At the end of the ceremony, the pair walked away from the church to give the waiting photographers a clear shot.
OMG … they are SO next to get married … you can just feel it. Making a very public show at this friend’s wedding seems like the perfect way to ease folks into the idea that they are about to announce their engagement. As you may recall, we learned last Spring that the British Royal Family was getting close to making a “huge announcement” and it is widely believed that the announcement has to do with Wills and Kate gettin’ hitched. Thus far, no such announcement has been made but … I would not be surprised if we do hear of a Royal wedding to come very very soon. William and Kate look so great together … I would LOVE to see them get hitched, wouldn’t you?
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin; Source]
It's a boy! And a boy!
Congratulations are in order for Canadian chanteuse Céline Dion and her husband René Angélil because yesterday morning the couple became the proud parents of twin boys born at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL. As you may recall, we learned back in July that Céline was pregnant with twin boys and in September we got to see one of the only photos of Céline showing off her baby bump during this pregnancy on the cover of 7 Jours magazine. Because Céline and René had difficulty having children in recent years, she stayed out of the spotlight in order to focus on her health and the health of her babies … and it worked! Céline is now the new mother of twin baby boys who were born just one minute apart:
Céline Dion is a mom again – times two! The singer, 42, gave birth to fraternal twin boys on Saturday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., at 11:11 a.m. and 11:12 a.m., her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Celine, René and their son René-Charles are thrilled,” says her rep. One of the babies weighed in at 5 lbs., 4 oz., with the other at 5 lbs., 10 oz. Dion’s doctor, Ronald Ackerman, said at a press conference outside the hospital Friday evening that the delivery, done via C-section, went as expected. He also revealed that the twins were both born with a good amount of hair. The twins are healthy, says Dion’s rep, but will spend the next few days in an incubator because they were born premature. “Celine is resting now and they plan to discuss what to name the boys when she wakes up,” the rep adds. “René-Charles has been to the hospital to visit his brothers and is just so excited they are here.”
It’s always very happy news when any baby is born but this is especially happy because of the fertility problems that Céline and René had experienced in recent years. It was plainly clear that the couple really wanted to have another child … and now they have two new children! Let’s send all of our love and congrats their way … I can’t wait to see what the new teeny weeny babies look like :)
Posted under: Céline Dion, René Angélil
Jane Poses In A 'Racy' Photo Of Her Own
Earlier this week a few Glee castmembers caused quite a stir with their racy photospread in the new issue of GQ magazine and today we learn that fellow Glee castmate Jane Lynch is trying to get in on the fun. Jane is featured in the new issue of More magazine and in one of her photos, she is surrounded by scantily clad men … but before we get to that, let’s check out Jane Lynch on the cover of More magazine:
Always one to one-up the kids of McKinley High in her role as Sue Sylvester, Glee star Jane Lynch didn’t pass up the opportunity to show the world what those stuffy sweatsuits on the show cover up. While she may not be posing panty-clad next to a locker, like Lea Michele, or rocking a skimpy school uniform, like Dianna Agron, Lynch does prove in a photoshoot for More magazine that she can get racy, too. The actress, 50, dons a leopard print ensemble in one picture and cozies up to a furry friend in another, all the while sharing the tongue-in-cheek photo-op with hunky, half-naked men. But Glee’s Cheerios coach has a serious side, as she reveals in an accompanying interview. She has been sober for nearly 10 years after she decided to ditch her “drinking culture” roots when she was 31. Although she says her problem was mild, she says she was sick of waking up hungover. “Relatively speaking, my personal bottom was rather benign,” she says. She’d joke at 12-step meetings, “Had I know I’d be telling my story over and over again, I would have made it a lot better.” The actress is settling down with her wife, psychologist Lara Embry, whom she met last year at a lesbian rights fundraiser.
So … wanna see Jane surrounded by a group of half-nekkid men? Check out the photo, after the jump … More »
Posted under: Jane Lynch, More Magazine
The TV Guide
It is with a very heavy heart that I must report … Paranormal Activity 2 is a terrible movie. Believe me, no one is more bummed about this fact than I am. I LOVED the original film so much, I was really hoping the sequel would be just as good. Actually, the sequel didn’t even have to be as good … I just wanted it to be good. Alas, it is not good … at all:
I shant spoil anything about the film to those of you who want to see this film so I’ll keep my very spoilery comments behind the cut. I will say here, tho, that I am very surprised by some of the good reviews that I read and mislead me to believe the film was good. There are many things about the film that make it almost unwatchable, paramount among them is bad acting. But the writing is also terrible and the premise, OMG, it’s so dumb I can’t even believe they decided to go with it. If you want to find out what I’m talking about, read on — after the jump … More »
L. Lo complains, Momsen flashes, Neeson will cameo in 'The Hangover 2'
A newborn, Carrie Underwood and a Snooki pumpkin
Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Laura from San Francisco, CA send in a beautiful photo with her newborn baby girl Eva who was born on September 30 … Laura reveals that her labor was 29 hours long, with no meds! — Lisa from Bethlehem, PA sends in an adorable photo of her 6 month old son Elijah modeling this year’s Hallowe’en costume — Richard from Oklahoma City, OK sends in a great photo with American Idol superstar Carrie Underwood whom he met at a meet and greet with her at the Ford Center in OK — Aubrey sends in a photo of her BFF Katie who rocked a Pink is the new Blog-inspired outfit at work for her birthday this week –Alexa sends in a photo of her “Snooki” Hallowe’en pumpkin … along with instructions HERE on how to make your own:
Yay! What a fun batch of photos!! Thank you all so much for continuing to send in your fun photos. With Hallowe’en just a week away, I’m really counting on all y’all to send in your fun Hallowe’en costume photos :) Congrats goes out to Laura on the birth of her beautiful baby girl, Birthday Lurve goes out to Elijah and Katie … and love to everyone else for taking the time to send in their photos. Please keep ‘em coming!! xoxo
Another look at the US remake of the UK original
Yesterday we got our first look at the first teaser trailer for the new MTV remake of the fantastic UK teen drama Skins … and today we get to check out another trailer for the series. It turns out that the PR team for the US version of Skins has decided to use “negative” comments about the show to their advantage in their promo materials … and a comment that I made about the show has been used in one of their promo photos:
Regarding this comment, I believe the message I was trying to convey was that it is my hope that this US version is not a “poor imitation” of the original … but I kinda love that the PR folks behind this new version of Skins is using the negativity to their advantage. As I’ve tried to make clear many times, I am such a big fan of the original series that I can’t help but be skeptical of a US version of the show. That being said, it’s really clear that the target audience for this new version is the audience that is NOT familiar with the original series (ie. 98% of the US audience). It is of some comfort that the Skins creator and some writers are involved in the US version so … well, we’ll just have to see. After the jump, check out the second trailer for the US version of Skins and see if you prefer this trailer to the one we saw yesterday … More »
Posted under: 'Skins'
The 30+ year old portable casssette stereo will soon be no more :(
Very sad news for tech geeks to pass along today … Sony has announced that it will no longer produce their iconic Walkman portable cassette stereos after the current batch of gadgets sells out. Despite the fact that the Apple iPod has pretty much become THE standard in portable music players in recent years, the Sony Walkman will forever remain, IMHO, the most important portable music player of all time. I gotta say … I’m really sad to see the Walkman die :(
After more than 30 years of producing its Walkman portable cassette players, Sony said it’s ending sales of the Walkman. The final batch was produced in Japan in April, and no more will be produced as soon as the current run is sold out. Just over 200 million cassette Walkman players have been sold over the years since being first introduced in 1979. Sony will continue to make and sell CD- and MiniDisc-based Walkmans, as well as its latest flash-based devices. Cloned but Sony-branded Walkmans will continue to be made by Chinese makers in Asia and the Middle East. The Walkman is widely credited with pioneering the concept of personal, portable audio beyond the radio. It helped spur on the cassette as a popular format and also maintained interest in albums. Interest only began to fade in the 1990s when the Discman took over, and saw a more definite end when the iPod was in sight.
It makes sense that Sony would discontinue production of their portable cassette players, especially since cassettes will very soon be extinct themselves … but … this is still really sad news. I remember when I got my first Sony Walkman back in the mid-80s … man, I loved that thing so much. My favorite memories include me riding around the block on my bike with my Sony Walkman strapped to my waist as I listened to Madonna, Prince, Stacey Q, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam … man, those were the good ol’ days. The Sony Walkman was just as popular at the time as the Apple iPod is today … but, alas, it’s natural that the old has to make way for the new. At least Sony is keeping the “Walkman” name alive with it’s CD and MP3 players but, in all honesty, they aren’t true Walkman devices. I’ll miss the real Sony Walkman … especially since it feels like a part of my childhood has just died :(
Posted under: Sony Walkman
Little Boy Blue
On Thursday we got to see a hot photo of David Beckham rockin’ a pair of sunglasses from wife Victoria Beckham‘s new collection and today we get to see new photos of a bespectacled Becks doing a bit of solo shopping here in SoCal. Apparently, Becks was feeling blue … so he decided to dress the part:
He’s got one of the most recognisable smiles in the world. But David Beckham looked anything but happy yesterday as he went shopping in Beverly Hills. The footballer had a distinctly glum expression on his face as he visited the Ralph Lauren store alone, spending a good few hours inside before leaving with just one bag. It’s not clear whether he was shopping for himself or for wife Victoria, but whatever he bought it took him a long time to choose. The 35-year-old was dressed head to toe in blue, from his woolly hat down to his trainers. And he topped off his look with a pair of very trendy black-framed glasses. David might have been feeling a bit down because the usually-beautiful weather in Los Angeles has been mostly cold and rainy for the last week or so.
I’m not gonna lie, the crappy/rainy weather here in SoCal has made me feel blue all week long as well. I can’t say that I blame Becks for lookin’ so bummed … I’ve been kinda down in the dumps, too. Still, even tho Becks was lookin’ so blue (literally and figuratively) he still makes it look hot, don’t he? I think I’m kinda loving his nerdy glasses, too. HMMM. What do y’all think … is it a good look for him?
Posted under: David Beckham
Fist-pumping with Goofy
Pauly Paully D Delvecchio from MTV‘s Jersey Shore took a break from his bizzy GTL schedule to pay a visit to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL this week to do a bit of fist pumpin’ with Goofy and announce that he will be DJing the big Disney Grad Night 2011 party next year … here are a few cute photos:
It is most people’s childhood dream – to meet one of the Disney characters. But Jersey Shore star Pauly D got to take it to another level yesterday and gave kids’ favourite, Goofy a lesson in how to be a true ‘Guido.’ The 27-year-old DJ spent some time with Mickey’s best friend whilst at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, and even taught the over-sized animal how to fist pump. Pauly D, real name Paul Delvecchio, was at the Walt Disney World theme park to announce his involvement as one of the featured performers for Disney Grad Nite 2011. The show is a private, after-hours party at the Magic Kingdom in April and May 2011 for high school seniors from across the country. He will serve as the party’s featured DJ, and headline the graduation celebration alongside UK-born R&B singer Taio Cruz and pop duo 3OH!3. After the announcement, Pauly D spent some time enjoying the park’s rides and attractions with a group of friends. The theme park visit and subsequent announcement came just the day after the season two finale for the hit MTV show aired on U.S. television. Jersey Shore has been the number one show for the network since the season started in September.
While most of the Jersey Shore cast grates on my nerves, I have to say … Pauly D is the most chill, most likable member of the cast. I LOVE that the Disney Grad Night shirts for 2011 will say “It’s T-Shirt Time” on them … brilliant. You gotta admit, now that Pauly D is being treated like royalty at Disney World … he’s kind of a baller. It sounds like Pauly is pretty impressed with meeting Goofy as well.
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
"Well, sort of"
Last week new daddy Neil Patrick Harris announced to the world on his official Twitter profile that he and partner David Burtka were the proud new parents of their twin children Gideon Scott and Harper Grace born via surrogate mother. Last night, NPH tweeted a message along with a “baby pic” photo:
Could it be? Is this the way that NPH and David want to introduce their children to the world? Check out the photo after the jump and see for yourselves … More »
Posted under: Neil Patrick Harris
A Real Man
Actor and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto posted a fun photo on his official Twitter profile yesterday with the caption “Real Men Wear Skirts” …
Um … yeah, I’m really gonna look at the skirt he’s wearing in this photo. Just the skirt … nothing else … just Jared Leto‘s skirt. MMMM … nice skirt, don’t you think?
Posted under: Jared Leto
A visit to the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
Halle Berry, who we last saw tooling around SoCal on the back of boyfriend Olivier Martinez‘s motorcycle, decided to ditch her man so that she could take her only begotten daughter Nahla Ariela to the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Beverly Hills, CA for an afternoon of pumpkin picking fun yesterday afternoon … behold:
Awww … so cute. I gotta say, I much prefer photos of Halle with Nahla over photos of Halle with almost anyone else. Little Miss Nahla is just too cute for words. It really looks like mother and daughter had a grand time together :D
[Photo credit: Splash News]
In the wake of the stunning success of Toy Story 3, Disney/Pixar are readying the release of their next animated film, which will also be a sequel. Next Summer will see the release of Cars 2:
I’m not gonna lie, Cars is my least favorite of all the Disney/Pixar films. I am such a big fan of all of their other films that Cars just seems so out of place among the other more superior films. While I’m not all too excited about the prospect of Cars 2, I trust Disney/Pixar enough to hope that they will do their best to make the sequel film worth seeing. After the jump, check out the teaser trailer in full and get your first peek at what’s to come in Cars 2 … More »
Posted under: 'Cars 2'
'In Touch Weekly' reports
The latest rumor making the rounds today is that Janet Jackson and her billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana have gotten themselves engaged to be married. Considering that Janet Jackson is a very private person and this report comes from In Touch Weekly, I would caution that you take the news with a huge grain of salt. That being said, wouldn’t it be fantastic to see Janet Jackson wed in outrageously opulent style at some point in the future?
I see if the press couldn’t give Beyoncé a baby they’re going to try and give Damita Jo an engagement ring. Indeed, In Touch says that Janet Jackson is engaged to her billionaire boyfriend, Iranian businessman Wissam Al Mana. The couple started dating this spring and in recent weeks, the two have been spotted enjoying each other’s company at the finest resorts in the world. Allegedly, Wissam got down on one knee and proposed to Janet with a 15-carat diamond ring. Since they are “soul mates,” Janet said call me Mrs. Al Mana – allegedly. While it certainly makes sense for anyone to marry a billionaire, I’ll believe they’re getting married in ten years when Janet finally acknowledges that they’ve been on at least three dates.
Yeah … no … I ain’t buyin’ it. Besides, even if this were true … we still couldn’t be sure. Janet Jackson has been married and divorced before all without any of us knowing about it until after the fact so … yeah. Rather than getting all excited about a wedding that may never happen (or we may never even know about), let’s just send our love to Janet and Wissam in the hopes that they are very happy together.
In August of 2009 we first learned that MTV is planning a US remake of the hit UK teen drama Skins, in March of this year we learned that the new Skins cast had been selected and in August that the show started filming production. Yesterday MTV released the first video trailer for the US version of Skins and except for a few changes, it looks like the US version of the series will be an almost scene-by-scene remake of the superb original series:
All of the Skins characters are included tho some of the names and genders have been changed and the slang has been Americanized but from just this first look it appears the spirit of the original series has been kept intact. Those of you who have seen the original version of Skins will recognize every scene in this new trailer … because they are scenes that have already been presented in the original version of Skins. Check out the trailer, after the jump … More »
Posted under: 'Skins'
The TV Guide
Last night my friend Darion and I were invited to attend Glee star Mark Salling‘s record release party hosted by Xomad & BlackBerry Lounge at MyHouse in Hollwyood, CA:
Not only were we treated to amazing food and drink all night long (grub which we were able to order using BlackBerry Messenger on our BlackBerry smartphones) but we were also treated to a live performance and meet & greet with Mark Salling himself. After the jump, check out some photos we snapped at last night’s event … More »
Nimoy recovering, Iglesias & Kournikova still together, the TMNT van
Welcome to the limelight, buddy
On Monday we got our first look at Madonna out and about with her reported new toy boy, a backup dancer named Brahim Zaibat, as the strolled home together from a movie date in NYC. Today we learn that Madonna & Child 2 made their way together to London and tried to step out on the town as quietly as possible … unfortch, the crush of rabid paprazzi there had other plans:
It seems Brahim Zaibat may have underestimated the level of attention he would receive as Madonna’s new man. The backup dancer made a bizarre attempt to hide from the cameras as he escorted his older lover out in London last night, covering his face with a scarf. He dropped the disguise once inside his car though, giving onlookers a glimpse of her new toyboy. Unlike her new man Madonna, 52, saw nothing to be ashamed off. She smiled at the cameras as the two left fashionable London nightclub Aura. The 52-year-old singer was firs photographed leaving a cinema in New York with Zaibat last week, whom she is thought to have been dating for the past ‘few months’. A source told gossip website X17Online.com: ‘They’ve been seeing each other for a few months but really keeping it on the down low. Madonna did not want this getting out before she had time to see if things were really going to work out between her and Brahim or not. Things have been going well so she was about to go public with the relationship anyway.’ The new pictures come after it had been claimed Madonna was dating another of her backup dancers with the same name – Brahim Rachiki. It is claimed Madonna was furious after it was reported she was dating Rachiki, and decided to set the record straight about the identity of her new boyfriend. Madonna and Zaibat were first seen together in New York nightclub SL, where they apparently started cuddling and kissing in front of clubgoers.
Poor Brahim … the guy looks absolutely terrified at all the attention he’s getting now that he’s been attached to her Madgesty. Lucky for him he brought along a security blanket to hide behind. It’s weird that Maddy has been attached to two different Brahims … but it says a lot about their possible relationship that she would bring the Brahim in these photos with her to London. Is this a new love for Madonna? I guess we shall see.
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
Posted under: Brahim Zaibat, Madonna
Alyson Hannigan took her little girl Satyana for a stroll in their SoCal neighborhood and let little Miss Saty walk about on her own two feet. In the process, Satyana got a bit miffed, excited and almost every expression in between … showing us — yet again — just how adorable the little girl is:
She is just too adorable for words. I cannot believe how big she is already … she is the perfect mix of her mum Aly and her daddy Alexis Denisof. We already know that the Hannigan-Denisofs are gettin’ ready for Hallowe’en … I’m dying to see what they will be dressing up as this year.
[Photo credit: X17]
Lindsay will be in rehab until January 3, 2011
A decision has been made in Lindsay Lohan‘s probation violation hearing today … Judge Elden Fox decided NOT to send Lindsay to jail, offering her one more chance to get clean, and has decided to send her back to the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA until January 3, 2011:
Judge Fox decided to NOT take the LA Prosecutor’s recommendation to send Lindsay to jail for 180 days and opted, instead, to give her “one more chance”. Judge Fox made it clear to Lindsay that he was sending her to rehab until after January 1 in order to force her to stay sober thru New Year’s … he also made it clear that if she violates probation again she will surely go to jail. So there you have it … no jail, back to rehab — for the rest of the year. I guess we’ll have to see if Lindsay decides to make the most of this “one more chance” and stay clean and sober.
UPDATE: Here are a few more deets from TMZ about what happened in court this morning during Lindsay Lohan‘s probation violation hearing:
- Lindsay‘s next court date has been set for February 25, 2011.
- Judge Fox told Lindsay, point blank, “You are an addict. I hope you understand that.” Lindsay nodded in agreement.
- Both Michael Lohan and Dina Lohan were in the courtroom, on opposite sides of the room.
- Altho Lindsay was wearing her court-ordered alcohol monitoring SCRAM bracelet in court today, she will likely have it removed sometime soon.
- Lindsay cried tears of joy after hearing Judge Fox‘s ruling, telling him simply “Thank you.”
I understand that Lindsay will not begin random court-ordered drug testing again until after her release from rehab in January and her court date in February … which seems really odd to me, especially since she will not be wearing her SCRAM bracelet either. I suppose Judge Fox is counting on the Betty Ford Center to keep her 100% clean and sober for the next couple of months. We shall see if they are successful in that Herculean endeavor.
[Photo credit: INFdaily]
Posted under: Lindsay Lohan
Paris Hilton and her ex-jailbird boyfriend Cy Waits did a bit of shopping here in LA yesterday in search of a Hallowe’en costume for the heiress to wear this year … so, of course, the pair made their way to Trashy Lingerie to procure her outfit:
I mean … yeah … nothing says Trashy like Paris Hilton … and vice versa. Talk about your perfect match, huh? Paris spent a bit of time at Trashy perusing the racks of costumes and decided on one in particular. After the jump, check out photos of Paris Hilton‘s Hallowe’en costume choice to see just how Trashy she’ll look this year … More »
Posted under: Cy Waits, Paris Hilton
A couple of weekends ago we got our first look at some of the cast of The Hangover 2 filming their first scenes for the much-anticipated sequel film. Earlier this week, it was widely reported that Mel Gibson was cast in the film to make a cameo as an “angry tattoo artist” to not only try and help revive his career but also to, I’m sure, to capitalize a bit on his notoriety. It turns out that Mel will NOT be appearing in The Hangover 2 after all, because many people involved in the film pressured the director to fire him … because those people do NOT want to appear in the same movie as Mel Gibson:
Mel Gibson’s planned cameo in “The Hangover Part II” has been canceled. Warner Bros. Pictures and director Todd Phillips say the embattled actor won’t be appearing in the sequel to the popular ensemble comedy. Gibson’s cameo role as a tattoo artist in the film was announced earlier this week. Phillips said Thursday that producers supported his decision to cast Gibson, who has been engaged in a high-profile custody battle with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, but the decision “ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew.” The film is set to reunite Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ed Helms, who starred in the 2009 summer blockbuster. The sequel is scheduled for release next year.
Among the most vocal stars of the film who angrily voiced their displeasure that Gibson had been cast in the film was Zach Galifianakis. I have to say, I was totally annoyed when I heard that Mel Gibson was cast in Hangover 2 because I have no intention of ever supporting any of his professional endeavors again. The man is an admitted anti-Semite, homophobe, racist and misogynist … proved by his own words. My first thought after I heard about his cameo role was, Well, I guess I won’t be seeing The Hangover 2. Now that he has been fired from the movie, I can resume my plan to see the film when it gets released next year. I doubt that Mel Gibson will be persona non grata forever … after all, people (in Hollywood, particularly) have a short memory span … but I’m quite relieved that folks haven’t forgotten just yet what a scuzzball Mel Gibson truly is.
It's beginning to sound a lot like Xmas
Mariah Carey, joined by her husband Nick Cannon and music producer/BFF Antonio LA Reid, made an in-person appearance in the Allen Room at Lincoln Center in NYC yesterday to launch her new album of holiday music titled Merry Christmas II You. Here are a couple photos of Mimi and her mens at yesterday’s event:
Mariah Carey showed off her new music and new curves last night as she showcased her second Christmas album Merry Christmas II You in New York. The singer was at the event with husband Nick Cannon, 30, who looked delighted to be standing up on stage with his wife. And in her tight blue dress and black heels, the singer looked more voluptuous than ever. With her blonde hair down around her shoulders, the 40-year-old couldn’t hide how much fuller her face has become over the past couple of months. The Honey star looked anything but shy though, looking her usual confident self as she smiled and joked with the crowd. Despite constant reports that Mariah’s weight gain is because she’s pregnant with her first child, neither she not Cannon will confirm or deny anything … At one point she posed for pictures with Anthony Reid, the Chairman of her label Def Jam, who claims that Mariah is just happy and looking forward to the holiday season. He says: ‘Mariah loves Christmas — and she probably spends way too much on it. She goes all out for this, so I hope that’s coming through in the music.’
There is no question, Mimi looks much healthier than we’ve seen her before but, to be honest, she’s looked this way for weeks now. I’m not quite so convinced that she is hiding a pregnancy, particularly because we should be able to see a baby bump by now. I understand women who undergo fertility treatments put on weight thru the process so that is likely what is going on with Mimi right now. Whatever the case may be on the personal front, she is moving full steam ahead on the professional front. Merry Christmas II You will be available for sale next month … ready or not, Xmas is practically here.
[Photo credit: Wireimage; Source]
Here we go again
Lindsay Lohan has successfully made her way to court in Beverly Hills, CA this morning ready to face Judge Elden Fox for the second time in as many months to determine what, if any, sort of punishment she will face for violating her probation last month by failing two drug tests. You may recall that just about one month ago, L. Lo rolled into court not expecting to be jailed … and then she was immediately jailed for her crimes. Later in the day, after she was booked and incarcerated at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, CA, Lindsay was freed on bail and immediately admitted herself into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA to wait out the weeks until her next court appearance … which is going on right now:
Despite Lindsay‘s best efforts, it is being reported that the Probation Department here in LA is NOT happy with Lindsay and is not swayed by her stint in rehab. TMZ reports they will recommend that she be jailed for her violation … but, ultimately, the decision will be made by Judge Fox.
There was a report going around last night that Lindsay sprung herself from rehab but it turns out that that report was NOT true. Lindsay stayed at Betty Ford until 4AM this morning when she finally left the center — and went out for some Starbucks. Check out the first photo of Lindsay out of rehab (again), after the jump … More »
Posted under: Lindsay Lohan
No, she is not related to Oliver Stone
Emma Stone, the star of Easy A and the upcoming new Spider-Man film, will be the guest host on this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live. Here is our first look at Emma‘s SNL promo vids for the show:
Emma Stone is seriously one of my fave young actresses … I’ve loved her in everything I’ve seen and I have no doubt she will be fantastic on SNL. In her promo vids, she is teamed up with Andy Samberg — check out the videos, after the jump … More »
She also uses hubby David Beckham to pimp out her shades as well ;)
Victoria Beckham posted a photo of her new line of sunglasses on her official Twitter profile along with the announcement that the glasses will be available for purchase next month:
Get on the waiting list at Harvey Nicks!New #victoriaBeckham glasses drop at the end of Nov! X vb X
Yeah … I saw this photo and thought, That’s it? Then Vicki B. posted another photo … of hubby David Beckham modeling a pair of the glasses. That photo caught my eye, check it out after the jump … More »
Little sew and sews
The industrious folks who brought us those entertaining videos of little kids doing reenactments of Jersey Shore, The Hills and The Real Housewives of New Jersey now bring us those same cute kids putting their spin on Project Runway:
Project Runway is one of my favorite competitive reality TV shows … so just how does it hold up to the Little Kid treatment? Find out, after the jump … More »
Posted under: 'Project Runway'
Someone looks like they need a hug
Sean Penn was spotted yesterday on the NYC set of his new film This Must Be the Place lookin’ like the saddest drag queen you ever did see:
Unfortch for Sean, he’s not playing a drag queen in this film. In Place, he will portray a retired and bored ex-rock star who finds out the ex-Nazi who executed his father in WWII is a refugee in the US. HMM … no wonder he looks so sad. This film sounds like some heady stuff … but I can’t get past the wig and make-up. I’m certain this film will appeal to some but, yeah, it ain’t grabbin’ me just yet.
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]
Find out who'll be visiting 'Conan'
Conan O’Brien‘s new late night talk show Conan will debut on TBS in just 3 weeks and today we learn who will be first guests to appear on the show. Conan announced in a press release today which celebs will grace his couch the first week that Conan is on the air:
Conan O’Brien starts a talk show, he gets Tom Hanks to come by; that’s just the tradition. TBS’s Conan announced it’s first week of guests today, and along with longtime O’Brien stalwart Hanks, he’ll have Seth Rogen, Jack McBrayer (take that, NBC!), Jon Hamm and Julie Bowen.
Read the full text of Conan‘s guest list announcement, after the jump … More »
Posted under: 'Conan', Conan O'Brien
The TV Guide
Last night was a pretty quite night around the ol’ homestead … because it was cold and rainy, I decided to flip the switch on our fireplace and cozy up on the couch for the night. Plans for tonight are a bit more exciting. I’ve been invited to attend the CD release party for Glee star Mark Salling‘s debut album Pipe Dreams (due for release next Monday October 25):
I’m pretty sure Mark‘s Glee castmates will be in the hiz for his big night tonight so it should be a blast. I wonder what they’ll wear … or not wear ;) I’ll be sure to tweet as much as I can from the shindig and will have some fun photos to share tomorrow.
Posted under: Mark Salling
Xtina's split lip, Aronofsky to direct 'Wolverine 2', More trubs for 'The Hobbit'
"Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay!"
Here is our first look at the official poster artwork for the new film I Love You Phillip Morris which has been having a bit of trouble getting released here in the US. Based on a true story, I Love You Phillip Morris tells the tale of an ostentatious gay man named Steven Russell (played by Jim Carrey) who feels he must commit fraud in order to pay for his extravagant lifestyle … and ends up going to prison to meet the love of his life — Phillip Morris (played by Ewan McGregor):
Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) leads a seemingly average life – an organ player in the local church, happily married to Debbie (Leslie Mann), and a member of the local police force. That is until he has a severe car accident that leads him to the ultimate epiphany: he’s gay and he’s going to live life to the fullest – even if he has to break the law to do it. Taking on an extravagant lifestyle, Steven turns to cons and fraud to make ends meet and is eventually sent to the State Penitentiary where he meets the love of his life, a sensitive, soft-spoken man named Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts him to attempt (and often succeed at) one impossible con after another. Told with an uncanny sense of humor and a lot of heart, “I Love You Phillip Morris” is an oddball tale of what can happen when the legal system, a daredevil spirit and undying love collide.
I understand the film has been having trouble getting released here in the US due to the graphic way the homosexual relationship between the male lead characters is portrayed in the film (or some such nonsense). After the jump, you can check out the NSFW red band trailer and see what all the hub-bub is about. Be warned, the trailer features imagery and language that are not suitable for viewing at work … More »
A horse show of unity
It’s been a little over a week since we learned that Courteney Cox and David Arquette had split up and since that time David has been shoving his foot in his mouth and then apologizing for blabbing about the couple’s break-up. Over the weekend, tho, the estranged couple reunited here in SoCal in a show of unity for their daughter Coco Riley. Courteney and David played happy parents at Coco‘s horse show on Sunday:
Things looked anything but tense between Courteney Cox and David Arquette on Oct. 17, when they reunited at Malibu Equestrian Park for 6-year-old daughter Coco’s horse show. Just 6 days after announcing their shocking trial separation, the estranged spouses were affectionate, exchanging hugs and tender glances as they cheered on Coco’s event. “David would wrap his arm around her, and Courteney rubbed his back,” an onlooker says in the new Us Weekly, out Wednesday. Afterwards, the family celebrated at their $9.2 million Malibu home, where Cox, 46, lives with Coco (Arquette, 39, has been staying at their Beverly Hills property since the split). Does this bode well for the future of their 11 year union? “The thing they care most about is Coco,” an insider tells Us. “That’s what they’re saddest about. They don’t want to do anything to hurt her.”
I’m not confident at all that the couple plan to get back together in any romantic way. In fact, I can see how Courteney‘s relationship with David might evolve into something like the relationship her Cougar Town character enjoys with her ex-husband on the show. On Cougar Town, Courteney‘s character and her ex-husband are very good friends, united by their love for their son. It seems to me that that fictional relationship on the show is prolly very telling of the couple’s real life relationship. Both Courteney and David are co-executive producers on Cougar Town so, yeah, it makes sense. However the couple’s relationship evolves, I’m certain their daughter Coco will be their paramount concern.
[Photo credit: INFdaily; Source]
Things are gettin' serious, y'all
Okay … things have just gotten seriously serious in the close personal relationship between Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez. All that kissing and hand-holding aside, the couple have been really ratcheting things up a notch here in SoCal together. A couple of weeks ago we learned that Halle took Olivier home to meet her mother … which is a pretty big step in and of itself. But today we get to see new photos of Olivier taking Halle for a ride on his motorcycle … which is PROOF that he is in lurve:
It’s pretty common knowledge that Olivier Martinez LOVES his motorcycle pretty much more than anything on Earth … the fact that he is letting Halle ride around with him on his baby says a lot about his feelings for her. Dang … maybe it is true lurve after all?
[Photo credit: X17]
"If your eight-year-old has a copy of our GQ cover in hand ... I am sorry."
On Tuesday we got our first look at the new issue of GQ magazine which features Glee castmates Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith and Lea Michele on the cover and in the pages of the mag … all featured in a pretty racy photospread shot by photographer Terry Richardson (well not all of them were scantily clad, only the girls were stripped down … Cory was fully dressed, in layers). Since those photos came out, the Glee actors and GQ have come under fire for the heightened sexual tone of the photos. Dianna decided to speak out personally and blog about the photos so that she could have her say on the matter. Here is the full text of Dianna‘s blogpost regarding the controversial GQ photos:
I’d like to start by saying that these are solely my thoughts on the November issue of GQ and the controversy that has surrounded its release. I am not a representative of the three of us, the show, or Fox, only myself. In the land of Madonna, Britney, Miley, Gossip Girl, other public figures and shows that have pushed the envelope and challenged the levels of comfort in their viewers and fans…we are not the first. Now, in perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kind of emotions, I am sorry. If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention. And if your eight-year-old has a copy of our GQ cover in hand, again I am sorry. But I would have to ask, how on earth did it get there?
The full text of Dianna‘s blogpost continues behind the cut. It’s worth reading, particularly because she confesses that stripping down for the magazine was not her “favorite idea”. Read on … More »
Posted under: Dianna Agron, GQ Magazine
“It’s not easy, and there have been a lot of tears and sadness"
It’s been a little over a week now since we first heard that Christina Aguilera has split from her husband Jordan Bratman and it is exactly one week since she officially filed for divorce. Today, for the first time, we are hearing from Xtina herself about the split in a new interview that she gave to Redbook magazine:
The day after news of her separation from husband Jordan Bratman broke last week, Christina Aguilera, who will appear on the December cover of REDBOOK, spoke exclusively to the magazine about how she was coping with the split. “It’s not easy, and there have been a lot of tears and sadness,” she said. “It’s impossible to redefine yourself and your life overnight. Thankfully, I have my mom and a small group of close friends who are there for me 24/7 and whom I can trust and depend on. On days when it feels impossible to even get out of bed, much less function as a mother, their support and encouragement have kept me moving forward.” When asked about the details, rumors (of infidelity on both sides), and whether she and Jordan, whom she married in November 2005, had tried couples therapy to resolve their issues, Christina answered, “Out of respect for my husband, I prefer to keep the specifics private. Right now, I’m just trying to figure out how to make it through each day. Her focus during this rough, emotional time, she said, was her son, who turns three in January. “Thankfully, I have Max to keep me on a sane path. His needs and happiness are my top priorities, and my biggest concern is to protect him and make him feel safe.”
Now, you may recall that Xtina issued a public statement about the split early last week but that came from her publicist, these are Xtina‘s words on the matter. The December issue of Redbook magazine will feature Xtina on the cover and will go in more depth about her take on why her marriage fell apart. I wonder how long, if ever, it’ll take for us to hear from Jordy. My guess is that Xtina will run the show even as the couple’s divorce becomes final. Her side of the story may be the only one we get to hear for a very long time.