Archive for the Celeb Sightings Category

Benji Madden Poses For A New Photoshoot

Cheese!

Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden, who is newly single after his break-up with Paris Hilton, was spotted posing for a new photoshoot outside his DCMA shop on Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood, CA yesterday … behold:


Aww … he looks cute in his little cap. I think the single life really agrees with him … this is the way I like to see Benji, chillin’ with his boys without a care in the world. I hope he’s not sweatin’ his break-up with Paris — I’m sure he’ll find the right girl soon enough.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

Share:
| Posted under:

Alanis Morissette Gets A New Tattoo

It's grrrrrrreat?!

Here are a couple new pics of Alanis Morissette showing off her newest tattoo — of a reclining tiger — as she made her way thru LAX airport this week on her way out of town. I’m not entirely sure how new this ink work is but the shininess makes me think that it’s still pretty new … check it out:


I mean … it’s nice, I guess. Tattoos are generally very private and meaningful things to the people who get them so I’m sure this tiger has some special significance for Alanis. It’s deffo not something I would’ve guessed she’d be interested in getting but … there you have it. I think it’s nice … again, not really something that feels very Alanis to me but … what do y’all think?

[Photo credit: Splash News]

Share:
| Posted under:

Britney Spears Celebrates Her Birthday At Tenjune

With a little help from her friends

Britney Spears stepped out on the town last night to celebrate her 27th birthday with a few family and friends at the NYC nightclub Tenjune. After a day filled with live performances and a taped appearance in Rockefeller Center, Brit Brit looked ready to get her party on with some famous friends (Heidi Klum, Lance Bass to name but two) at her circus-themed b-day bash:


Britney Spears’ 27th birthday party Tuesday night ended up being quite a circus. Literally. To tie into the release of her latest album Circus, NYC hot spot Tenjune was transformed into a giant circus tent, complete with with a hot dog stand and popcorn and cotton candy machines emblazoned with the pop star’s name and even a man on stilts and jugglers. Outside the club, a huge screen projected circus imagery. Spears – who had taped a speech to air on the upcoming Rockefeller Center New York City Tree Lighting Ceremony special earlier in the day – arrived in a low-cut gray cocktail dress that showed a lot of cleavage. She smiled throughout the night as she mingled with guests, including her mother Lynne Spears, her manager Larry Rudolph, Lance Bass, Jeremy Piven, Robert Buckley and Ciara. As she was presented with a cake — featuring sparkling candles that tied into the bash’s circus theme — Barry Weiss, CEO and president of Jive Records, told the singer, “We are so proud and so happy to be a part of your life. Looking at your two boys today, it’s an amazing experience” … Added pal Bass, “I’m so proud of her! The album’s amazing. I love when people do themes for their albums. A circus is a lot of fun.”

Oh yeah, Britney had a very long day … as well as a long week ahead of her b-day party last night so I’m glad to see that she was able to let her hair down and relax a bit. She looked pretty hawt in that black dress of hers … her boobage was almost pouring out of the damn thing. Last night’s birthday celebration was a far cry from the messy birthday she celebrated last year. After the jump, check out a cute video interview with Britney at her party last night that was filmed by Entertainment Tonight (warning: the video autoplays) … More »

Share:
| Posted under: , , ,

Tori Amos Plans To Release Her 10th Album In ’09

New record deal promises a "visual component" to accompany new album

Woot! Amazing news on the Tori Amos front this week … her official website has been updated with a new press release that announces that she has partnered with Universal Republic Records in a new deal to release her 10th studio album. The as-yet-untitled disc is scheduled for a Spring/Summer ’09 release and will be accompanied with a song-by-song “visual component” (which sound like individual music videos for each song on the album). This is *VERY* exciting news :) Here is a pic of Tori with her new record label partners and portions of the press release:


NEW ALBUM ACCOMPANIED BY GROUNDBREAKING NEW VISUAL COMPONENT DUE IN SPRING/SUMMER OF ‘09

(New York, NY) Innovative; influential; poetic; bombastic – indefinable multiple Grammy nominee, Tori Amos, has teamed up with Universal Republic Records, it was announced today by Monte Lipman, Co-President and COO of Universal Republic Records. “We’re honored to welcome Tori Amos into the Universal Republic family,” stated Mr. Lipman. “It was Doug Morris (Chairman & CEO, Universal Music) who originally signed Ms. Amos to her first recording deal, and we’re excited that they will be able to continue their association via Universal Republic. Tori has always exemplified the truest spirit of the independent artist, blazing a path for nearly two decades with a legacy of incomparable conceptual breakthroughs; as singer/songwriter; as social commentator; and as one of our most thought provoking visual performers. We’re thrilled to be in a position to help facilitate the next chapter of her amazing career.” In a unique venture in keeping with Ms. Amos’ and Universal Republic’s unconventional approach to the artist/record company relationship, the two powerhouses have joined forces to jointly navigate Ms. Amos next release, as well as correlate other ventures in tandem with Ms. Amos’ prolific creative output. Her upcoming Universal Republic debut (her tenth studio album), is currently scheduled for a late spring/early summer 2009 unveiling. Every track on the album will be accompanied by a corresponding ‘visualette,’ featuring footage that has been captured over the past year. Shot in HD and Super 8, the visualettes will incorporate a documentary style. “Tori is very much looking forward to a fulfilling creative relationship with Monte Lipman and the great team he has assembled at Universal Republic,” stated John Witherspoon, Amos’ manager, “The intricate development of this unique Audio Visual component to Tori’s musical presentation, which she has been crafting through her own Galactic Media company, is indicative of the outlier creative and strategic opportunities both Tori and Universal Republic hope to build upon in this extraordinary relationship” … Nominated for multiple awards, including ten Grammy’s, Ms. Amos has been working on a musical for London’s British National Theatre called The Light Princess tentatively scheduled to debut in 2010.

It feels like ages since we got some new music from Tori Amos … this is really amazing news for fans. American Doll Posse came out in Spring of 2007 (around the time that Nine Inch Nails released Year Zero … and they have since released Ghosts I-IV and The Slip) so it’s high time for some new tunes. I am intrigued by this talk of a “visual component” that will accompany the album … but I was really hoping we’d get word that Tori would be releasing new music online all by herself (like NIN is doing). Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy that a new album is on the way but I would really love a scenario where Tori would be able to just release songs whenever she likes rather than on the usual record release schedule (ie. every two years or so). In any event, I will now be counting down the days until we get to hear this new Tori Amos material (I also love the blurb about Tori‘s work on The Light Princess musical — something else to look forward to) … as I said, it’s been far too long already.

[Source]

Share:
| Posted under: ,

David Beckham & The LA Galaxy Arrive In New Zealand

Heads down unda, and over

David Beckham, who recently spent some alone time with his sons in SoCal while their mother was working in the UK, has made his way down to New Zealand this week in order to participate in a LA Galaxy friendly soccer match in Aukland this coming Saturday. You may recall that Becks and the rest of the Galaxy played a similar friendly match in New Zealand last December as well. Here are pics of Becks‘s arrival in New Zealand earlier today:


[David Beckham] pressed noses with a number of locals, a traditional greeting known as a ‘hongi’, as he arrived at the city’s airport. Hundreds of fans turned out to see the Los Angeles Galaxy star, who is in town for an Oceania selection in a friendly in Auckland on Saturday. He touched down in New Zealand at 5.30am local time looking travel weary, standing quietly among teammates as a group of indigenous Maori performed a traditional welcoming ceremony. Beckham and the Galaxy played in New Zealand last December, drawing a crowd of more than 32,000 to their match against the Wellington Phoenix A-League side in Wellington. The hype surrounding that visit drew more than 15,000 fans to watch a Galaxy training session, and Beckham’s every move and utterance was reported in detail by local media, or by fans in internet chatrooms. Beckham mania reached such a pitch that one fan offered the remnants of a meal consumed by the football superstar – including a single french fry – on an auction Web site and attracted enthusiastic bidders. Anticipation of Beckham’s second visit has been more subdued and ticket sales for Saturday’s match have been sluggish. Local media recently reported around 15,000 tickets were sold at a stadium which holds 32,000. Organizers said ticket sales were expected to gain pace in coming days. The Oceania team will include former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich and former France international Christian Karembeu.

Man, there really appears to be no off-season in professional soccer. The MLS soccer season has been over for months now and yet, Becks and the Galaxy still have much work to do. If you consider that once these friendly matches are finished, Becks is off to Italy to play professional soccer there for the months leading up to the new MLS soccer season. David Beckham may get paid a shizzload of money for what he does but it sounds like he’s working almost 24/7 all year long. I love how Becks always has a smile on his face … I’m sure the folks who wait hours to see him in person really appreciate that. Good luck down there, you guys! I’ll be rootin’ for ya!!

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

Share:
| Posted under:

Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt Exchange Wedding Rings

Barely legal

Celebs of varying types and degrees made their way out to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA last night to attend the 4th annual Road To A Cure Gala. This year, the Board of Governors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center honored TV/radio personality Ryan Seacrest (I’m not sure for what purpose he was honored but he was honored nonetheless) which resulted in last night’s celebratory gala. Newlyweds Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt were in the hiz last night for Seacrest‘s big night and, lo and behold, they showed up on the red carpet wearing interestingly-looking rings on their wedding fingers … check it out:


You may recall that yesterday we got to see photos of Speidi upon arrival back in SoCal from their Mexican holiday where the couple reportedly got married … in those photos, the happily married were NOT wearing wedding rings. It looks like one of the first things that the couple did after getting home was to rush out and get a pair of almost matching rings … with little charms on them or something. It’s an interesting look, I’ll give them that. Simple platinum bands from Tiffany’s or Zales would’ve been nice, too … but, whatevs. I do love that Spencer had time to rush out and get some rings but did not have the time to squeeze in a haircut ;) In any event, it looks like it’s full-steam ahead for Mr. & Mrs. Speidi. I wonder if it’s too late to send wedding gifts. What sort of gifts would YOU like to send to the newlyweds?

[Photo credit: Splash News]

Share:
| Posted under: , ,

Britney Spears Lights Up New York City

One Xmas tree at a time

Britney Spears was on hand last evening to help the City of New York light the Xmas tree at Rockefeller Center for a pre-taped event that will air on the live TV special featuring Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx and more on NBC tonight. As you may recall, Britney got her day off to an early start yesterday when she appeared on Good Morning America in the early AM and it looks like she just kept on going. Here are a few pics of Britney (looking absolutely gorgeous) taping a segment at the Rockefeller Center New York City Tree Lighting Ceremony event last night and some info on the NBC special that airs later on tonight:


Rockefeller Center is about to get a lot brighter. On Wednesday evening, the 76th Christmas tree-lighting ceremony will be held in midtown. The eight-ton 72-foot Norway spruce will be illuminated at 8:58 p.m. in the center’s plaza near the skating rink and the gilded statue depicting Prometheus bringing fire to mankind. The tree, which is 40 feet round, has been decorated with 30,000 energy-efficient LED lights on 5 miles of wire, topped with a massive crystal star. It was donated by the Varanyak family in Hamilton Twp., N.J. Beyonce, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick, Jr., and Jamie Foxx are among the entertainers scheduled to perform. While the first official lighting was in 1933, the first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was put up two years earlier during the Depression in the mud by workers building the Art Deco complex. Among those expected to attend the ceremony is a Pascagoula, Miss., family whose new home was built in part with lumber from last year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, an 84-foot-tall Norway spruce. Tracey Davison and her four young daughters were displaced by Hurricane Katrina. They had moved into their first apartment just two days before the storm nearly destroyed their neighborhood near the Gulf Coast. Subsequently, Davison, a 40-year-old assistant teacher, and her daughters, with a few suitcases and bags in tow, lived in a friend’s home, at her brother’s, in a docked cruise ship and a Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer. Then Davison and Ashunti, 10, Nylah, 9, Majsa, 8, and Karly, 4, were chosen to receive a new Habitat for Humanity home that former President Jimmy Carter, among others, helped build, Davison said. The three-bedroom baby blue home was finished in September and the family moved in a couple of weeks ago. Davison says she pays a “very affordable” mortgage. Lumber from last year’s Rockefeller Center tree was used to build two-by-fours that were placed in the walls and floors in the home’s living room, Davison said. “It’s kinda like Christmas before Christmas,” Davison said after arriving in New York City. “It was a dream come true. We’re very very excited to be in the house.”

Aww … it sounds like a really great event this year. I’m glad that Britney was able to be a part of it (methinks that Brit Brit will be flying back to SoCal sometime today, which is why she won’t be on the live special tonight — I understand that she will be appearing live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show tomorrow, tho). I managed to make my way up to Rockefeller Center Monday afternoon and I got to see the massive unlit tree. The tree and the ice skating are two of the most beloved Xmas traditions that NYC has to offer … at this point, it really is beginning to look a lot like Xmas. OY!

[Photo credit: Splash News, Source]

Share:

Sunday Rose Takes Her Parents To A French Museum

They grow up so fast

Here are a few adorable photos of little Sunday Rose with her parents Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban as they made their way en masse to the Grand Palais in Paris, France earlier today to see a Picasso exhibit on display there:


She may only be five months old, but Sunday Rose is already a frequent flyer. The baby girl, who has clocked up trips to England and Australia, this time joined doting parents Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban on a whistle-stop visit to Paris. The family of three enjoyed a quick tour of the city, with a visit to the Picasso exhibition held at the Grand Palais today. They are in the French capital while Nicole continues her promotional blitz ahead of the release of the epic outback romance, Australia.

I am just amazed at how big little Sunday Rose is already. It’s a shame that her hair hasn’t grown in yet but I’m sure it’ll be along any day now. This has to be one of the cutest families in Hollywood … and they sure do look happy all the time. I always knew that Nicole Kidman would be great with a baby of her own … she strikes me as a very cool mom. So glad to see the whole family lookin’ so happy together.

Sidebar: have any of y’all seen Australia yet? I haven’t been able to talk David in going to see it with me so I may have to see it back home in LA … is it worth the time/money?

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

Share:
| Posted under: , ,

Helen Mirren Is The Queen Of Sand & Surf

Bow down!

Helen Mirren, the Queen of all things awesome, has been spending some time on holiday down in Hawaii this past week and was snapped hanging out with her peeps taking in a bit of snorkeling. The woman may be a wee bit long in the tooth but she still looks amazing no matter what she is wearing … or not wearing:


I absolutely love ME some Helen Mirren. There is far too little of this amazing woman on the blogosphere … I quite like posting pics of her from time to time … she just rules all.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

Share:
| Posted under:

Lance Bass Steps Out With A New Dude In NYC

Consolation prize?

While my boy Lance Bass may have been ROBBED of the title of Dancing with the Stars champ this year, it looks like he is finding other ways to reward himself for all the tireless work that he’s been taking on lately. Here are new pics of Lance trying to make a clandestine getaway from Butter restaurant/club here in NYC last night:


I understand the guy’s name is Joe and it’s not entirely clear if there is anything romantical going on between these two but they sure did seem to make a big deal out of not being seen together. Lance never has a problem finding companionship and since we know that he and Sebastian Leal haven’t been together for a couple of months now … mebbe it’s time for Lance to couple up again. This guy looks like a cutie (from what I can make out) … mebbe we’ll see more of him?

[Photo credit: Splash News]

Share:
| Posted under: