Archive for the Celeb Sightings Category

Crystal Audigier’s Super Sweet 16

Gifts included 'Pussycat's, T.I. and ... one hawt Justin

Garish fashion designer Christian Audigier threw a Super Sweet 16 birthday party for his daughter Crystal in Hollywood last night and managed to force attract a few celebs and musicians to come out and entertain the birthday girl in celebration of her birthday … including rapper T.I., pop group Pussycat Dolls and, of course, the ever-present Paris Hilton:

To be totally honest, I don’t really give two hoots about Crystal Audigier or the fact that she turned 16 years old … I was really drawn to these event photos when I saw one of the birthday gifts that her daddy gave her last night. After the jump, find out what it was … More »

| Posted under: , , , ,

Britney Spears Leaves Court In Tears

Another sad day for our dear Britney

Earlier this week Britney Spears surprised a select group of fans by attending an MTV-sponsored screening event for her new documentary Britney Spears: For The Record (which debuts on MTV on November 30) … but was noticeably uncomfortable at the event and ended up leaving early, opting out of taking questions from the audience. On Friday afternoon, Britney and her father Jamie Spears made a surprise visit to the LA County Courthouse reportedly to meet with the judge overseeing her conservatorship case presumably to talk with him about her upcoming plans to promote her new album Circus (ie. her plans for a world tour next year). It would appear that things did not go Britney‘s way because the poor dear was seen leaving the courthouse in tears, being comforted by her father as they drove away:

Britney Spears made another cameo in the midst of her comeback – this time at a Los Angeles courtroom. Spears appeared unexpectedly for a hearing in her ongoing power of attorney case. A court spokesman said after the hearing that Spears appeared to give an update on her upcoming album, Circus, and details of her tour and other promotions. Her father, Jamie Spears, has had control over his 26-year-old daughter’s personal and financial affairs since February. The court made the arrangement permanent last month, but Spears can petition to end the arrangement. The court spokesman says she did not make that request. As part of that deal, her father and attorney gained greater control over her professional career. Jamie Spears appeared in court with his daughter and emerged from a courtroom with her after a two-hour closed session. Spears has not appeared in court during months of proceedings, but has been represented by a court-appointed lawyer.

It is absolutely impossible to know what went on in that 2-hour closed session but it would seem that things didn’t turn out the way she had hoped … she really did look upset as she left the court. I understand, tho, that Friday’s meeting with the judge was their first ever … up until that day, Britney and the judge had not met face-to-face. Perhaps the reason for the hearing was so that they could speak one-on-one? In any event, this is the second time this week that Britney looked to be having a rough time with things going on in her life, related to her musical comeback. While I still worry that she might not yet be totally ready for the coming onslaught of media attention that comes with the release of a new album (and world tour!!!), I just hope that she will be able to weather the storm successfully and without incident.

And speaking of that coming onslaught, a new promo poster advertising Britney‘s new album Circus (due out on December 2) has been released. After the jump, check it out … More »

| Posted under: ,

Celebs Get ‘Lucky’ In Downtown LA

Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge LA Live open in LA

Celebs of varying types and stature made their way out to the opening night party for Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge at the LA Live complex in downtown Los Angeles, CA last night for a little bowling fun … and my friends and I were fortunate enough to be able to attend as well. Here are a few pics of some of the celebs who came out to the newly constructed LA Live entertainment complex in downtown LA for the opening night shindig at the brand, spanking new Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge:

Lauren LC Conrad and Lauren Lo Bosworth were on hand at the event last night along with The Hills co-stars Stephanie Pratt and Frankie Delgado. The crew had their MTV cameras with them and they were filming but it remains to be seen if any of the footage will make it on to the show. Avril Lavigne and her hubby Deryck Whibley came out to bowl a few games as did Nicky Hilton and her siblings … Paris and Baron also came out for the event last night (tho they were not photographed). My friends (Steph, Alek, Darion) and I came out to enjoy some of the fun and we had a blast. Because the party was so packed (and Amanda Bynes and her friends were hogging our bowling lane) we didn’t get to play but we did get to eat and drink to our hearts’ content. The Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge at LA Live is phat, y’all … we’ve already decided to gather as many of our peeps for a little bowling fun there when the venue opens for biz in a couple of weeks.

It occurred to me that last night’s fun was the second time in one week’s time that I spent at a bowling alley. I wonder if the fates are trying to tell me something.

[Photo credit: Michael Williams]

| Posted under: , , , , , , ,

The Atlantis Palm Opens In Dubai

Celebs come out for a £1 billion resort opening in the United Arab Emirates

Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, Mary-Kate Olsen and about 1,997 other celebs made their way out to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the official launch extravaganza for the new £1 billion luxury resort the Atlantis Palm on Palm Jumeirah Island earlier this week. The party itself cost £20 million and it really showed. Here are a few pics of some of the red carpet arrivals from the Atlantis Palm launch party and some deets on the party itself:

The credit crunch may be biting … but there was little sign of parsimony in Dubai [Thursday] night. The world’s rich and famous gathered for the most expensive private party ever thrown – costing some £20 million – to open Atlantis Palm Jumeirah, a £1 billion resort on a man-made island shaped like a palm tree in the Persian Gulf. Two thousand film stars, popstars, supermodels and billionaires were flown in from around the world for the all-expenses paid one-night party with many of them staying for four days. The highlight last night was a one-off gig by Kylie Minogue and her 113-strong dance troupe on the beach. Apart from getting a free holiday, Miss Minogue was also paid £1.5million for a 10-song 45-minute medley of her hits – which works out at some £33,333 a minute …

The gig was followed at midnight local time by a 1million-rocket firework display with 100 computer-guided rockets costing £7million which was seven times bigger than the largest display to date – for the Beijing Olympics …

They were no ordinary fireworks of course – each one being a radio-controlled 27-inch shell with an on-board microcomputer to direct its flight. The display, which was visible from space, was also filmed by a squadron of helicopters hovering at 12,000ft and beamed on giant TV HD screens on the beach. Miss Minogue, 40, arrived at the lavish party dressed in a pink and black floral chiffon gown with flowing train and her blonde hair in a curly short hairdo. Speaking on Sky News, just two hours before she was due to go on stage, an excited Kylie said: “It’s staggering. I guess more is more here and they have done a great job. My room’s very nice. It’s a different set list to the tour I’m doing at the moment. It’s an edited show especially for tonight.” The 40-year-old star remained tight-lipped about how much she was earning for her set, she said: “I can’t tell you how much pocket money I get, it goes straight in my piggy bank.” Speaking about the hotel’s potential, she added: “I think there’s a lot of people who love this kind of thing you get sun and everything you could wish for. My crew and dancers have been having a great time.” Guests included filmstars such as Robert De Niro, Charlize Theron, Denzil Washington, Mischa Barton and Lindsay Lohan, supermodels Agyness Deyn, Petra Nemcova and Yasmin Le Bon, musicans Janet Jackson, Lily Allen and Shirley Bassey, sports legends like Michael Jordan and Boris Becker and some local royalty – the Royal Family of Dubai … Oprah Winfrey bagged the most exclusive £25,000-a-night suite high up on a bridge suspended between the resort’s two towers. Yet when she pulled out, the scramble for the suite was eventually won a man many Britons may have never heard of – Shahrukh Khan – who is apparently the ‘Tom Cruise of Bollywood’ and as such the most famous filmstar in Middle East. Robert De Niro – a partner in the Nobu restaurant chain which has a site in the resort – had to make do with a £15,000 presidential suite. That left filmstars Lindsay Lohan and Charlize Theron with £10,000 a night Lost Chambers suites submerged alongside one of the world’s largest aquariums in the depths of the Atlantis resort, each with a truly jaw-dropping bedroom view of 65,000 sharks, rays and fish. No one paid for an air ticket to get there. The travel bill alone was estimated to be £3 million. Yesterday, the starry crowd spent the day riding camels, stroking dolphins and trying out the resort’s giant waterpark. A cocktail reception last night was followed by dinner on the beach, Miss Minogue’s show and they the fireworks. Though Dubai is mainly a ‘dry’ country, there was not much evidence of that at the soiree with some 1,000 bottles of Veuvre Cliquot champagne being thrown back. All of that drink was presumably needed to wash down the 1.7 metric tonnes of lobster that was eaten, 4,000 oysters, 3,000 kilos of smoked salmon and 5,000 portions of the best sushi – all prepared by 500 chefs and served by 1,000 waiters.

Ye gods! Talk about excess. It never ceases to amaze me how economic strain can take its toll on so many people thruout the world and, yet, celebs never seem to feel the pinch. Forget the millions of starving and dying people suffering each and every day, the rich and powerful live extravagant lives that most people can’t even dream of. It really sounds like a spectacular event but the amount of excess is pretty staggering. I’m not hating, I’m just … boggled. Yeah.


| Posted under: , , , , , , ,

Robert Pattinson Gives Tyra Banks A Pain In The Neck

And she looks very happy about it

Robert Pattinson (and Taylor Lautner) taped an appearance on The Tyra Banks Show this week (scheduled to air on Friday November 28) and the result is NOT TO BE MISSED by Twilight fans. Asking the question that every screaming Twilighter on Earth would love to ask of R. Pattz, Tyra implored of the actor “Will you bite my neck?”, and he happily complied:

Woot! Looks hawt! I’m sure there are quite a few folks out there who wish Robert Pattinson would put his open mouth on their necks but, unfortch, they’re gonna have to life vicariously thru Tyra Banks. Make sure you tune into The Tyra Banks Show next Friday to see this bite in action.

AND DON’T FORGET that this is the last weekend you enter for your chance to win the Twilight Prize Pack that I’m giving away here on the blog. Click HERE for deets!!

[Photo credit: Warner Bros./Michael Loccisano]

| Posted under: , ,

Robert Downey, Jr. & Jude Law Go On A Bromantic Date

Cute Couple Alert!!!

Robert Downey, Jr. and his BFF and co-star Jude Law stepped out for a little dinner together at the 60 Hope Street restaurant in Liverpool, UK last night (after a long day of filming their new movie Sherlock Holmes) and emerged from the eatery lookin’ quite the handsome couple … matching porn’staches and all:

As y’all are well aware, RDJ and the Jude’stache are starring as bosom buddies Sherlock Holmes and Watson (respectively) in the new Guy Ritchie-directed film and the pair have been spending an awful lot of time together. Now, I must clarify that I am NOT suggesting that anything untoward is going on betwixt these two, I’m merely stating that they are enjoying a healthy bromance that, I feel, should be celebrated. They do compliment one another very well and I am happy to see them together in any capacity. Here’s hoping the two of them enjoy many future bromanitcal dates together … if only for our satisfaction alone :)

[Photo credit: Splash News]

| Posted under: ,

Guy Ritchie Has Dinner With His Sons

The first of many single dad dinners to come

Earlier today we learned that Madonna and Guy Ritchie have been granted a “quickie divorce” from the London High Court after the parties agreed on a settlement concerning assets and child custody. Last night, Guy spent some time with his two sons Rocco and David Banda which shows that he intends to take an active role in their lives despite the fact that he is splitting with Madge:

While I am happy that there will be no nasty divorce for Maddy and Guy, I’m really bummed that their young children now have many years of shuffling back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean to spend time with their parents. I’m sure that both Madonna and Guy will do their best to care for their children and make the shared custody work as best as they can but … the kids are so young … I can’t imagine that it will be easy for either Rocco or David.

[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]

| Posted under: , ,

The Simpsons Visit Bronx Mowgli Wentz

Papa Joe & Jessica meet the littlest Wentz

Early this morning we learned that Ashlee Simpson had finally given birth to her first child with hubby Pete Wentz, a little boy the couple decided to name Bronx Mowgli, late Thursday. This afternoon, we get to see a couple photos of famous members of Ashlee‘s family visiting with the newborn baby boy in at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center … behold:

As you can see, Grandpapa Joe Simpson had his cameraphone at the ready and was bizzy snappin’ pics of the little guy … presumably so the photos could be shared with family and friends but, considering Papa Joe‘s penchant for making money off his children, it’s just as likely that he is planning on selling the pics of his newborn grandbaby as well. The caption of the second photo insists the person in the red coat is Jessica but it’s kinda hard to tell. I do know that Jess did talk to In Touch Weekly about her newborn nephew, tho, expressing her elation to the mag:

No one is happier to be an aunt than Jessica Simpson. “Bronx is beyond precious. I’m over the moon with joy,” Jessica Simpson tells In Touch about her sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz’s baby boy, who was born on Thursday. “Life is a beautiful miracle. Ashlee and Pete are healthy, happy and enjoying every moment.”

I think it’s pretty safe to say that both the Simpson and the Wentz families are thrilled at the baby’s arrival. Whether or not they are as in love with the kid’s name as their parents are is another story … for another day.

[Photo credit: X17]

| Posted under: , ,

AnnaLynne McCord Suffers A Wardrobe Malfunction On Set


You know, in Tinsel Town, you really haven’t reached the level of Hollywood “It” Girldom until you’ve achieved your first wardrobe malfunction. In previous years, wardrobe malfunctions (specifically of the crotch shot variety) seemed like a daily occurrence but this year, there haven’t been that many NSFW moments to be had … until now. AnnaLynne McCord, who stars as the beyotchy Naomi Clark on 90210, accidentally popped out of her top as she tried to make her way from her tralier to the beach set of the show yesterday afternoon. While filming in Long Beach, CA, Miss McCord‘s nipple slipped out of her top to say hello to the folks on set:

After the jump, check out AnnaLynne‘s unfortunate NSFW slip up out … More »

| Posted under: ,

Paris Hilton Talks About Her Break-Up With Benji Madden

"We're just taking a break ... we're really good friends, we're very close"

It’s only been a few days since we got word that Paris Hilton and Benji Madden are dunzo and Paris is already going on the record to talk about the couple’s split. Paris was a guest this morning on On Air With Ryan Seacrest on KIIS FM here in SoCal this morning and talked at some length about the split, making sure to clarify somethings about the break-up that have been reported erroneously. Last night, Paris spent a second night in a row flying sans her now ex-boyfriend Benji and ended up hanging out with her sister Nicky Hilton instead. Here is a pic of Paris out all by her lonesome last night and my report on her radio interview this morning with Ryan Seacrest:

After some banter about some of the word that Paris has been doing over the past few weeks, Ryan got to the nitty-gritty and asked her if the reports are true — did she and Benji really split up — and she said: “Well, you know, right now we’re just taking a break and um … we, we’re really good friends, we’re very close.” Ryan pressed, So you’re not together? “You know, I love him, he’s such an amazing man, he’s my best friend, he’s been so great to me, so loyal, he’s an incredible person and, um, we’ll always be very close, we’ll see what happens in the future, I’m still in love with him.” Ryan then confessed that, as a friend, he was surprised by the news and didn’t believe the reports when he initially heard them. Then he asked her what happened to cause the split and she responded, “You know, I think right now, we’re better off as friends, we’re both working so much …” and went on to talk about how much work both she and Benji have been doing lately. She went on to deny reports that she dumped him and clarified that this was a decision they made together “as two adults”. She says that rumors that they broke up over Stavros Niarchos are “ridiculous” (explaining that reports of her “hooking-up” with Stavros was just a matter of her smiling and saying hello to someone she hadn’t “seen in a year”). She also clarified that Benji is not a jealous person, that no one cheated, that she never trusted anyone like him and that “there’s no one like him”. She told Ryan that things with Nicole Richie will stay the same, she loves the entire Madden family and refuted claims that Benji was “too controlling”, explaining that he just wanted the best for her (she also revealed that since she started dating him she stopped hanging out with certain people and going to certain places — and blamed those “people” for the false rumors about the break-up). As the interview came to a close, Paris told Ryan that she and Benji still “talk every day”, that they’re still close, that he’s bizzy working on the Good Charlotte remix album, that she is not considering dating anyone else right now because she still has feelings for Benji (dating a new person right now is “the last thing on her mind” and the thought of doing so “grosses her out”). Finally, she revealed to Ryan that she plans to spend New Year’s Eve in Australia hosting a party with her sister Nicky Hilton (a gig she was supposed to host with Benji).

I gotta say, Paris really sounded mature thruout this entire interview (click HERE to hear the interview in full for yourselves). She sounded hopeful that the couple could get back together again but, well, people do break-up for certain reasons … even tho she claims it was all about work, I don’t really believe it. Who knows, mebbe they will get back together again some day … but for now, they’re really officially dunzo.

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

| Posted under: ,