She must really love that jacket
Britney Spears returned home from Japan earlier today after a quick trip to the far East to do some promo work for her new album Circus. As you may recall, she appeared on a Japanese TV show called Hey!Hey!Hey! and was snapped doing a bit of sight-seeing/shopping around town. Here are pics of Brit as she made her way thru LAX Airport with her father and conservator Jamie Spears, who came out to pick her up personally:
BritneySpears.com reports that tickets sales for her upcoming new tour The Circus starring Britney Spears are going so well that additional dates have been added to the schedule. Connecticut and Ohio have added concert dates, which seems to imply that other dates may get added as well if tickets continue to sell well.
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It's OK, folks ... she's a professional
Halle Berry continues to film scenes on the Vancouver, Canada set of her latest film Frankie and Alice and this week shows just how far she’s willing to do for a movie role. Despite the freezing temps up in Vancouver these days, Halle stripped off her top and bared her buxom breasts for an integral scene in the film:
Now, we all know that Halle Berry has no problem gettin’ nekkid in movies if it’s an important part of the story … so we have to assume that all of this running around topless is for a good reason, right? After the jump, check out a few uncensored NSFW images of Halle’s berries on the set of her new movie … More »
An angel in heaven buys new wings
Celebrities of varying types and degree braved the cold, rainy night here in LA to make their way to the D&G store opening on Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA last night for an event that raised money for the Art of Elysium charity. It turns out that Paris Hilton and Benji Madden, recently broken up, both showed up at the same party last night. Does this mean a reconciliation is in the works? Here are a few pics from the red carpet arrivals last night and some deets on the party itself:
Could a reunion be in the works for Paris Hilton and Benji Madden? It certainly looked that way [last night]. The two arrived mere minutes apart for the grand opening of the D&G boutique on Robertson Boulevard hosted by Rachel Bilson. Paris was doing interviews on the carpet as Nicole Richie and Joel Madden arrived together at the event, which benefitted Art of Elysium. After Nic and Joel took photos, they brushed right past Paris without even saying hello and headed inside the soiree. But when Benji arrived right behind them, it was another story … Paris’ ex-boyfriend stopped to greet her in mid-interview, and the two went inside the store together, where she quickly pulled him into a private corner so they could talk. The usually photo-happy heiress waved off photogs as the former couple chatted cozily together. After grabbing drinks at the bar, Paris quickly approached Nicole to say hi, and then she and Benji headed out to the smoking patio for some more quiet conversation. Both Paris and Benji looked happy and friendly as they hung together, but when asked if she and Benji were getting back together, all Paris offered was a knowing smile. Ultimately, Benji left the bash with Joel and Nicole, leaving Paris to hang with sister Nicky and David Katzenberg. And while Nicole looked superskinny again in tights and a tutu-type skirt, she ate french fries inside the fete. Also making the fashionable scene: Lauren Conrad, Kevin Connolly, Josh Brolin and newly single Ginnifer Goodwin.
HMMM. I don’t think I like the idea of Paris and Benji getting back together again. Mebbe they just had a few loose ends to tie up and this was the first time they were able to see one another since the break-up. I mean, a press-heavy event with lots of bystanders around may not be the ideal place to have a heart-to-heart with your former lover but we are talking about Paris Hilton here. If stuff like this didn’t happen in public, how would we know that she even exists? Overall, it sounds like it was a pretty good turn out for the event … afterall, if it’s one thing that the world needs in these trying economic times, it’s a new D&G boutique to shop in :)
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Ready or not, here it comes
Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh and others were on hand last night at Rose Hall for the NYC premiere of their new movie Valkyrie, which tells the story of the failed assassination attempt of a few German soldiers on Adolph Hitler. Despite a barrage of negative reviews in the past few weeks, I suppose the show must go on as the film is set for premiere in theaters on December 25. Here are a few pics from the red carpet arrivals last night:
Tom Cruise knows just what fans want for Christmas. “You want to see Hitler killed on Christmas,” the star said at the premiere of Valkyrie. In the film, opening Dec. 25, Cruise plays Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, a German army officer who plots and attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944. The film is directed by Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men). “I just set out to make the best film I could possibly make,” Cruise said. “It’s a timeless thriller. It’s man against tremendous odds.” Is Cruise anywhere near as brave as von Stauffenberg? Would he also have spoken out? “All of us would like to think we would do that,” he said. “I would like to think I would.” Cruise’s wife, Katie Holmes, who is starring in All My Sons on Broadway, didn’t walk the red carpet with the actor: “She’s inside the theater. When her play opened, I was the host. It’s teamwork.” Carice van Houten, Cruise’s on-screen wife, reminisced fondly about shooting the film. “He’s very goofy. We had dancing lessons, and we couldn’t stop laughing.” The film also stars Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson.
I’d say it’s pretty risky to open a Nazi film on Xmas day — I’m not sure too many people are gonna be in the mood to watch a movie with this sort of subject matter on such a special holiday — but you gotta give it up to Cruise and Singer for giving it a try. Unfortch, the movie cannot even deliver on the desire for the audience to see Hilter assassinated because the attempt was not successful. So basically, the plan is to try and get folks into theaters on Xmas day to watch a movie about a group of Nazis who unsuccessfully try to kill the most evil man who ever lived … yeah, sounds like fine holiday family fare to me. Personally, I might have a hard time believing Tom Cruise in a role like this so I’m not sure I’m gonna take the risk to check out this film but … there has to be a market out there for it, right? Right?
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Nothing comes between Rabbie and their Calvin Kleins
Here are a few red carpet photos of Abbie Cornish and Ryan Phillippe down under on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, Australia last night (today?) for a Calvin Klein promo event that she hosted. Rabbie were on hand for the launch of the Calvin Klein Spring ’09 Collection proving that the couple that promos together, stays together. The New York Post is reporting that the couple will remain in Oz thru the holidays so that Ryan can meet Abbie‘s family:
RYAN Phillippe has gone Down Under for Christmas and New Year’s. He landed in Australia on Sunday with his love, Abbie Cornish, whom he met on the set of “Stop-Loss” while he was still married to Reese Witherspoon. They’ll be on Cockatoo Island for a … party today before heading to Lochinvar to meet Cornish’s extended family. It’s the first time Phillippe, who spent Thanksgiving with Cornish and his children, Deacon and Ava, in the US, has been to Australia. His kids will be with Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal in LA and Tennessee.
HMMM … sounds like things are getting pret-ty serious for these two. It’s a big step to meet the extended family … it’s an even bigger step to meet them over the holidays. Rabbie is showing no signs of slowing down … to me, it looks like the couple are on the path to marriagehood. Irregardless of what you think about how the couple got together, I suppose it’s a good thing that they are so committed to one another and they look like they’re gonna be together for a long time. Tho, that’s what I thought about the Witherppe marriage and, well … yeah. In any event, here’s hoping the happy couple enjoys their time down in Australia and that Ryan won’t have to face any awkward questions about how he and Abbie ended up together. Ah, don’tcha just love the holidays?
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Welcome to the World, Samuel Kai
On Sunday we learned that Naomi Watts gave birth to her second child, a boy, with babydaddy Liev Schreiber but at that time no real information was made available … we knew nothing other than the fact that the baby was the couple’s second child. Today we learn that the newborn has been named and we also learn how much he weighed at birth. Here are a couple pics of Liev with firstborn son Alexander Pete as they arrived at their NYC home after spending the day with mommy Naomi and little Samuel at the hospital:
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have revealed more details about their newborn son, starting with his name: Samuel Kai Schreiber. Samuel – the couple’s second child after year-old son Alexander Pete Schreiber – was born Saturday and weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz, the couple’s rep tells PEOPLE. “Both mom and baby are doing great,” the rep says.
The fiercely private couple are keeping as much information to themselves as possible but it’s nice that they deemed it appropriate to announce the baby’s name. I suspect it will be a very long time before we see the little guy out and about with his family but it is my sincere hope that mother and child are happy, healthy and will be able to go home as soon as possible. It really sounds like the Watts-Schreiber family are in for a very Merry Xmas this year as they’ve already received the best gift they could hope for. Congrats again!!
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Joy to the World
Earlier this month we learned that Britney Spears taped a fun holiday segment for air on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and last week we got our first peek at a portion of the segment when a teaser video of Brit and Ellen singing the Xmas carol Silent Night was released to the Interweb. The whole segment airs today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show … or you can watch it in full here on the blog. Here are a few screencaps from the 2-part holiday segment that is scheduled to air on national television today:
OMG! LOL!!! You know anytime that Ellen is involved with a pre-taped skit, it’s gonna be funny as hell … throw in Britney Spears and you’ve got comic gold. Britney teams up with Ellen to do a bit of Xmas caroling in one SoCal neighborhood and they bring mirth, merriment, a few free Xmas trees and one Aretha Franklin to the folks they find at home. After the jump watch Parts 1 and 2 of the segment which are scheduled to air on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today … More »
That's a fetching headband you've got there, little Miss
Here are a couple pics of proud parents Nicole Richie and Joel Madden out and about this weekend with thier precious daughter Harlow Winter all dolled up in a very cute holiday-inspired Xmas outfit:
While this little girl DOES NOT need any embellishments to make her look adorable, I have to say that she looks beyond übercute in this little outfit. Additionally, the Madden brothers paid a little visit to The Bonnie Hunt Show and Joel brought along a couple of personal pics of Harlow (one with her uncle Benji) to share with the television viewing audience:
In their interview, Benji made the claim that Nic/Joel are the best parents ever to little Harlow and Joel responded by saying, “Its all because of her. She’s a very serious mom, you gotta work as a team. She runs the ship, she has everything laid out and she knows what she’s doing and she’s very serious about it. And it works out for me because I work and everything but I get to do some of the fun stuff, and break some of the rules and shes always keeping everything in order. She’s great.” I can absolutely believe that about Nicole‘s mothering skills. I really believe that they are really great parents. And I just love all this Harlowness lately … she’s such a cute baby. I can’t get enough.
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How charming, indeed!
Over the weekend, Sharon Osbourne and the contestants of the VH1 reality TV show Rock of Love: Charm School convened here in SoCal to tape the reunion special for the show which is set to air next weekend. As some of you may be aware, Rock of Love: Charm School is a spin-off of the show Flavor of Love: Charm School both of which are spin-offs of their original shows Rock of Love and Flavor of Love respectively … which are spin-offs of even more original show Strange Love which spun off of The Surreal Life — AND there’s another spin-off called Rock of Love: Tour Bus on the way. Charm School is an series that attempts to teach former contestants class and lady-like poise … and Sharon Osbourne was chosen to be the host and model of class and lady-likeness. Yeah, contestant Megan Hauserman claims that Sharon O. attacked and injured her at the taping of the reunion show this weekend … which sounds about as classy and lady-like as one can get:
The LAPD is investigating an alleged brutal cat fight that went down between Sharon Osbourne and a contestant on the VH1 reality show “Rock of Love: Charm School” who ended up in the hospital. Megan Hauserman claims Sharon went ballistic during a taping of the show’s reunion special Saturday night — accusing Osbourne of running across the stage, grabbing Megan by her hair and refusing to let go. Hauserman claims Sharon (who is the host of the show) continued to pull and scratch until security eventually separated the two. Megan went to the hospital Sunday afternoon and filed a report with the LAPD on Sunday night. According to Megan, the whole thing started after Sharon took a verbal shot at her, and the Charmed School” contestant responded by telling Sharon she is only famous for managing a brain dead rock star — and then all hell broke loose. The LAPD says Sharon is a suspect in a minor battery. No charges have been filed. Calls to VH1 and Sharon’s management company were not returned.
I mean, if you are seriously looking to learn class and etiquette from someone like Sharon Osbourne, mebbe you do need to get the crap beat out of and the sense beat into you. Nothing at all about any of this surprises me in the least. In fact, as ridic as all of this sounds, I’m sure that Megan (who has already appeared on the reality shows Rock of Love, I Love Money and Charm School back-to-back) is kinda relishing the attention that she’s getting out of this incident. After the jump, check out the photo of Megan‘s injuries that she claims were caused by Sharon‘s attack on her person … More »
And by "man", I mean Zac Efron
Here are a couple of cute pics of Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron out and about yesterday in celebration of her 20th birthday. As you may recall, Vanessa was on hand to help Zac celebrate his 21st birthday back in October and was with him when he vacayed in Hawaii afterward … so it was Zac‘s turn to help her celebrate her birthday. The pair decided to keep things pretty low key … the most exciting thing they did yesterday afternoon was enjoy a quiet dinner together at one of their fave restaurants:
Don’t these two make a perfect couple? In fact, they make too perfect a couple which is why I’m always suspicious of the verity of their relationship … but, whatever the case may be, Zanessa do a really good job of taking care of one another. They’re practically inseparable and they do tend to look happy together. It looks like the pair enjoyed a really nice afternoon together … nothing too exciting for the big 2-0 but, then again, we have no idea how they celebrated last night. UGH, on second thought … I don’t think I want to know. Happy Birthday, Vanessa!
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