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Kiefer Sutherland Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

The 2,377th

Kiefer Sutherland, star of Film and TV, was honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony that was held on Hollywood Blvd. right next to the famed Roosevelt Hotel. Here are a few pics of Kiefer along with family and friends at today’s award ceremony for the 2, 377th star on the Walk of Fame:


Emmy Award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland received the 2,377th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday, just more than a month before the season premiere of “24,” the Fox Broadcasting series that made him a worldwide star. His father, actor Donald Sutherland, and Joel Schumacher, who directed Kiefer Sutherland in four films, joined him in speaking at the late-morning ceremony next to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Sutherland was born Dec. 21, 1966, in London while his parents, both actors, were working there. The Sutherlands soon moved to California, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1972. In 1975, Sutherland moved with his mother, Shirley Douglas, to Toronto, where he spent the rest of his youth. Sutherland made his acting debut in the 1983 film, “Max Dugan Returns,” alongside his father. The two also appeared together in the 1996 film “A Time to Kill.” He appeared with his mother in “Woman Wanted” in 2000. His first major motion picture was the 1984 Canadian drama, “The Bay Boy,” which earned him a nomination for a Genie Award, the Canadian version of the Academy Award. Sutherland’s other movie credits include “Stand By Me,” “The Lost Boys,” “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,” “A Few Good Men,” “Flatliners,” “Young Guns,” and “The Three Musketeers.”

While Kiefer was pretty amazing in Stand By Me, The Lost Boys, A Few Good Men and Flatliners (to name but a few of my fave Kief movies), I love him most for his portrayal of Jack Bauer on the hit FOX series 24. It’s amazing … you never think about how many films a person has appeared in until you see them listed before you … Kiefer has been working his ass off and I am thrilled that he is finally being honored for his accomplishments. I love that his castmates from 24 (most especially Mary Lynn Rajskub) came out for the ceremony but I think I like the pic of Kiefer with his father Donald the most. Much love and congrats, Kiefer! You have deffo earned this honor.

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

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‘Twilight’ Mania Hits Paris, France

Catherine Hardwicke is a good sport

Yesterday we learned that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has been fired from any future directing duties of any of the forthcoming Twilight Saga films (which many Pink readers were happy to learn) and today we get to see pics of Hardwicke with Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart smiling pretty for the cameras at a photocall for the film which took place at the Hotel Crillon in Paris, France last night:


I must say … it really looks like Catherine is being a good sport in these photos. I bet it’s difficult for her to continue to promote the film after learning her fate from the movie studio. That being said, she worked really hard on Twilight and I can understand why she would want to do everything she can to make her film as successful as possible. Good on her for keeping her head held high.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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Ashlee Simpson Shows Off Her Post-Baby Bod

Mama mia!

Ashlee Simpson made her first post-baby public appearance at a private Fall Out Boy concert at The Troubadour here in West Hollywood, CA last night and she was lookin’ radiantly mamaesque … behold:


Thus far we’ve seen neither hide nor hair of little baby Bronx Mowgli and I suspect it’ll be a very long time before we get to see the little guy (I’d bet good money that papa Joe Simpson has brokered a deal for the first photos of the little tyke and we won’t even get a glimpse of him until those photos are published) but it was very cool to see Ashlee out and about and lookin’ so well. I would say that motherhood agrees with her :) Here’s hopin’ we get to see more of Ash out and about … mebbe with little Bronx Mowgli as well? Yeah, I won’t hold my breath. Doesn’t Ashlee look great?

[Photo credit: Fame]

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‘The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button’ Premieres

The old man and the see

Brangelina were the belles of the ball at the Mann Village Theater in Westwood, CA last night for the Hollywood premiere of Brad Pitt‘s new film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The red carpet was a who’s who of celebs all vying for the chance to be seen at the premiere spectacle last night … here are a few pics from the red carpet arrivals and some info on who came out for the big shindig:


Brad Pitt was surrounded by beautiful women at the LA premiere of David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood. Pitt and Angelina Jolie resembled classic old time movie stars. Looking a far cry from their busy mommy/daddy roles, Angie was elegant in a strapless black Versace gown, Ralph Lauren Vintage Collection drop earrings, her hair slicked back. Pitt wore a Tom Ford three-piece tuxedo suit and a moustache. But he also posed for photos with his onscreen love interest, Cate Blanchett, reportedly clad in a short, sparkly Alexander McQueen frock that looked suspiciously like a Nicolas Ghesquiere Balenciaga design, but what do I know. Brad’s parents Bill and Jane Pitt, were also on hand for their son’s big Oscar shot film. So were Jennifer Lopez, Gary Oldman, Eva Longoria-Parker, Sharon Stone and Oscar winning actress Tilda Swinton, wearing a Rodarte gown, who also plays one of Pitt’s lovers early in the film. In this incredibly moving and sweeping romance based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pitt plays a boy who is born old but gets younger. He falls in love with Cate’s character whom he meets when he is very old man and she is very young girl, but they eventually hook up in the middle. It’s an astonishing film (getting major Oscar buzz) that gets you thinking about love, time, aging, youth, impermanence, relationships, faith, communication and all the people who’ve had an impact – big or small – in your life. Most amazing is the makeup and digital aging/youthing FX. Watching Blanchett and Pitt age in different directions is an astonishing feat that doesn’t distract from the magical love story. Blanchett didn’t make it to the flashy post party. But for a darn good reason. She hopped a red eye flight back home to Sydney so she could host the Wednesday “Button” Australian premiere, a big fundraiser for her pet passion, the Sydney Theatre Company.

Brad and Ange looked pretty amazing last night … the old skool Hollywood glam-look really works for them. It’s always a pleasure to see Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton on a red carpet … and Jennifer Lopez was lookin’ like her usual luscious Diva Latina self. Oh and I doubt that the Marley & Me premiere will be as lavish an affair as this premiere was. To be completely honest … I’m not sure I’m all that interested in seeing this film. Having seen the very extensive movie trailer pretty much gives the whole story away. BUT, there are two reasons why I will prolly make my way out to theaters to check it out — the movie is based on a story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and was directed by David Fincher (you may recall that Pitt and Fincher worked together on the stunning film Se7en). Since this is one Fitzgerald story I haven’t read yet, I’m intrigued to see what it may look like on the big screen. Add to that the fact that Fincher is one of my fave movie directors and, well, it looks like Mr. Button will be getting my $15 at the box office (unless I see it at home in Detroit, MI where my out of pocket expenses will be lowered to approx. $10).

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

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TR Knight Is Planning His Exit From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

So long, farewell, Auf wiedersehen, good night

Contrary to rumors going around that Grey’s Anatomy star TR Knight stormed off the set of the show and quit in a huff, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that no such thing has ever happened. That being said, EW further reports that TR is lookin’ to leave the show as soon as he can and is working quietly (or was trying to) with producers to figure out his exit strategy. It looks like his doctor days are numbered. Here is a pic of TR leaving the Hollywood premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (which took place in Westwood, CA) with his cutie boyfriend Mark Cornelson last night:


The revolving door at Grey’s Anatomy has taken another shocking spin. Multiple sources confirm that T.R. Knight has asked to be released from his contract, a request that both ABC and Grey’s show-runner Shonda Rhimes appear poised to grant. “They’re working out the details now,” whispers an ABC insider. (A network rep was unavailable for comment.) There’s no word on when Knight would make his final appearance, but, contrary to a report on the gossip blog crazydaysandnights.com, he has not walked off the show. “He’s still working,” maintains my Grey’s mole. Rumors of Knight’s unhappiness at Grey’s date back to the early days of Isaiahgate. Per an insider, the actor was disappointed that it took Rhimes so long to publicly condemn Washington’s use of the F-word, even as his co-stars (Katherine Heigl, Patrick Dempsey, etc.) rallied to his defense. (The incident led Knight to come out as a gay man.) The boss lady eventually released a statement denouncing Washington’s behavior, but word is, it was too little, too late. Nonetheless, my Grey’s source insists Knight does not want out of his contract for that reason, adding, “He just feels it’s time to move on.” A spokesperson for Knight declined to comment for this story.

I don’t watch the show but I understand that TR‘s character on Grey’s isn’t really doing much on the show these days so it sounds like the perfect time to ease him off the show. Perhaps they don’t have to kill off this character, leaving the option open for him to return at some point. I love TR and I want to see him happy. If he isn’t being fulfilled on the show then he should be allowed to … it remains to be seen if Grey’s producers are willing to let him go. I suppose we’ll hear sooner or later if an amicable split can be reached between the parties. In the meantime, TR can take comfort in the fact that he’s still knockin’ boots with the young Mr. Cornelson.

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

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Clay Aiken Has Got A New Man In His Life

Coupling

Aww … good news for freshly out of the closet Clay AikenStar magazine is reporting that homeslice has got himself a hot new boyfriend! As you may recall, Clay became a father to his son Parker Foster on August 8 (08.08.08) and bravely came out of the closet as a gay man on the cover of People magazine a little over a month later in September so this news of his new love interest is just the latest chapter in his seemingly happy life. Here is a pic of Clay and his new Broadway actor boyfriend Reed Kelly:


The stars have aligned for Clay Aiken. In the Dec. 22 issue of Star — on sale Wednesday — we report that along with his new baby and new life out of the closet, the former American Idol star has a new boyfriend to enjoy it with! The lucky fella? Broadway dancer Reed Kelly. “Everybody knows Reed as Clay’s guy,” a Broadway insider says of the Wicked ensemble member. “Clay met him when he was doing Spamalot in early 2008, and that’s one of the reasons he came back to the show again.” They even appeared together at Rosie O’Donnell’s Building Dreams for Kids gala last month. “It was obvious they were a couple,” a partygoers says.

You know, I’m not a Clay Aiken fan by any stretch of the imagination but I really do commend the guy for coming out of the closet and openly admitting who he is to the world. Coming out is never an easy thing for anyone and I imagine it is especially difficult for people living in the public eye. For that reason, he gets my respect. I am happy to know that Clay has found himself a nice-looking guy to share his life with … it sounds like he got himself a winner. It’s unclear what ensemble part Reed plays in Wicked but I hope he gets to be a flying monkey at least. In any event, I wish nothing but happiness for the new couple. The new issue of Star magazine hits newsstands tomorrow and promises to have all the deets on this budding new romance … including how Reed the boyfriend gets along with Clay‘s babymama Jaymes Foster. Sounds juicy! Can’t wait to read :)

UPDATE: Pink reader Vero gave me the head’s up that there are a few very interesting photos of Reed Kelly posted on his IMDB profile:


After the jump, check out two more photos of Reed that were published in New York magazine back in February of this year … he is wearing much less clothing than you might expect and is snapped performing pretty extraordinary feats of agility — they’re not to be missed … More »

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Britney Spears & Ellen DeGeneres Go Xmas Caroling

Have yourself a merry little Britmas

As we heard last week, Ellen DeGeneres announced on her show that she would be “spending the weekend” (meaning last weekend) with Britney Spears and it was speculated that their hanging out time (whatever it turned out to be) would be taped for broadcast on her show. It turns out that Ellen did hang out with Britney last Friday as the two of them went Xmas caroling together while dressed in very vintage outfits — LOL! Here is a promo pic, released by Warner Bros. Studios, from the taped segment that is scheduled to air on The Ellen DeGeneres Show next Tuesday December 16:


Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres spread a little holiday cheer in L.A. last Friday. The singer – who just turned 27 last week – and the talk show host hit the street in old-fashioned dresses to sing a few Christmas Carols. Spears donned a festive red crushed velvet hoop gown, tartan shawl and bonnet for the outing, while DeGeneres chose a mistletoe-topped bonnet and green crushed velvet outfit. Both wore white gloves and big smiles.

Aww … I love this pic! Ellen is always so fun … she is the only person who could come with with a fun idea like this ;) After the jump, check out a couple more photos of Ellen and Brit on their caroling adventure together … More »

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David Beckham Takes The Plunge

Bungeeeeeeeeeeee!

Everyone knows that soccer hottie David Beckham is a big sports nut … but did you also know that he is also a big XTREME sports nut as well? While down in New Zealand to play a friendly soccer match with the LA Galaxy this weekend (who, incidentally, beat the Oceania All Stars XI by a score of 3-0), Becks took some time out of his bizzy schedule to get in a little solo fun … by bungee jumping from the Auckland Harbour Bridge in New Zealand:


Perched more than 130ft above the water, he could have been forgiven for showing a touch of nerves. But David Beckham displayed his customary coolness under pressure as he made his debut at a new sport – bungee jumping. The smiling 33-year-old footballer even had the presence of mind to text a friend before launching himself from beneath the arch of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in New Zealand. He whooped and cheered as he bounced a few feet short of the surface before swinging back up to rejoin his touring team-mates from the LA Galaxy club. And so exciting was the experience that he immediately asked to repeat it – this time with the elasticated cord made longer so that he was dunked into the water. Wife Victoria, who is back at home with their three sons in Los Angeles, is unlikely to follow in her husband’s daredevil footsteps.

After the jump, check out a few photos of Becks and his daring bungee jump — be warned, he is shirtless AND wet in some of the photos … More »

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Rachel Zoe Shows Off Her Breast Plate

I DIE! I DIE! I DIE! but in a bad way

OH MY ICK! Celebrity stylist turned Bravo TV reality star Rachel Zoe made an appearance at the Cracked Xmas 11: A Not So Silent Night event benefiting The Trevor Project here in Hollywood, CA last night and it was not a pretty sight :( Rachel showed up on the arm of her junior assistant Brad Goreski while wearing a black dress with a plunging neckline that showed off the poor woman’s protruding rib cage … behold:


Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, who has denied having an eating disorder, revealed a protruding rib cage at The Cracked Xmas Fundraiser held at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Sunday. Zoe, 37, (who was famously dubbed “raisin face” by former client Nicole Richie) recently admitted to Harper’s Bazaar that eating isn’t always her number priority. When she’s working, she said it’ll sometimes be 7 p.m. and she’s only “had coffee and a grapefruit” all day. Zoe, a size 0, said: “It’s not that I don’t eat. I eat.” Zoe, whose reality series, The Rachel Zoe Project, has been picked up for a second season, said she just doesn’t always have the time. Asked if she eats lunch, she replied: “Truth? I don’t. I’m not a lady who lunches; it’s a lull in the day.” She said she doesn’t get why she is the scapegoat for celebs who are too thin. “We’ve had Audrey Hepburn, we’ve had Twiggy, we’ve had Veruschka, we’ve had Kate Moss,” she said. “I’m trying to figure out why I am to blame for skinniness. “Truthfully, I’ve never seen myself as being too thin,” she added. “Sometimes I’ll look at photos and be like, ‘Oh, that’s not a good look. ‘But generally speaking, I’m not too thin.”

Holy hell, woman! You are too thin! You should not see that many protruding bones on a person … it looks scarily unhealthy! I am at a total loss. By the looks of these photos, Rachel Zoe needs help … she needs to eat and fast. I really liked watching her on her show … I’d like to see her live long enough to make a second season :(

[Photo credit: Wireimage; Source]

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Prince Pops In & Out Of The Viper Room

Now you see him ...

Prince made a surprising visit to The Viper Room on Sunset Blvd. in LA on Friday night, with sparkly cane in hand, to check out a performance by the Pussycat Dolls … but only managed to stick around for about 10 mins. before she decided to bounce. While this in and of itself isn’t all that shocking, I found it very interesting that Prince actually drove away in his own car as he made his escape:


While it would make more sense to be concerned that the Purple One was driving around the nighttime streets of LA with his sunglasses on, I just can’t get over the image of Prince driving a car at all. He always struck me as the kind of guy who would need to be attended to at all times … I just never saw him as the kind of guy who likes (or even knows how) to drive. In any event, it appears that PCD was unable to hang on to Prince‘s attentions because, as I said, he didn’t stick around to watch much of their showcase performance at the Viper. I wonder if Prince‘s new disinterest in watching scantily clad women gyrate on stage has anything to do with his new found Jehovah’s Witnessness?

[Photo credit: INFdaily]

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