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Ryan Phillippe Pumps (And It Shows)

And how!

Ryan Phillippe was snapped at a local SoCal gas station earlier this week lookin’ much too hawt for words … check it out:


I know, I know … the plain white tank usually looks trashy as hell but something about the way that Ryan wears it makes it look oh so fine. It’s clear that the boy hasn’t missed any visits to the gym and it’s plainly obvs that he has been pumpin’ more than gas lately. Thank goodness for the warm weather still in SoCal these days … it’d be a shame to have all that muscly hotness hidden away underneath, you know, clothing. Woot!

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‘Twilight’ Premieres

Hurray for Hollywood

Twilight is almost upon us, y’all … we are mere 3 days away from the movie’s official opening (well, 2 days away if you figure in the first midnight showings on Thursday) and anticipation for the film is reaching a fevered pitch. The movie had its official Hollywood premiere at Mann Village and Bruin Theaters in Westwood, CA last night where the principal stars were joined by their celebrity cohorts on the red carpet … oh yeah, and about 600+ “fanpires” who came out to shriek and scream for the arriving cast members, getting louder and louder until Robert Pattinson‘s arrival caused the excitement to go supersonic (poor R. Pattz even went “completely deaf”). Here are a few pics from last night’s premiere arrivals and some info about the night’s festivities:


Hundreds of shrieking fans — mostly teenage girls — lined the streets outside the Mann Village and Bruin Theatres on Monday for a chance to peek at the stars attending the Los Angeles premiere of “Twilight.” Some enthusiasts of the popular vampire literary series-turned-movie camped out overnight, while many arrived at dawn to secure a place in line. “I’m on basic motor functions right now,” actor Robert Pattinson, who plays sexy vamp Edward, said amid fans’ screams. More than 600 people were allowed inside special holding areas along both sides of the premiere’s red carpet. The self-proclaimed fanpires gawked, squealed and begged for autographs and photos with the stars. Others spilled out beyond the barricades and across the street from the premiere. Many held up handmade signs. Most just wanted face time. What question did they ask the most? “‘What’s it like kissing vampires?’” said actress Kristen Stewart, who plays human teenager Bella. Marie Sheranian, 16, and Brianna Matheson, 17, came from Simi Valley, Calif., to catch a glimpse of Pattinson, the 22-year-old actor who became a heartthrob after winning the role of Edward. The two “Twilight” fans created T-shirts professing their devotion for Pattinson and brought crates to stand on in hopes of seeing the actor’s face — or even the top of his hair — from above the crowd. “My heart is gonna explode,” Sheranian said from atop a crate. Not everyone in the horde was a howling teenage girl. Several teenage boys were sprinkled throughout the crowd. And there were even a few parents — including the founders of TwilightMoms.com, who left their children and husbands at home to attend the premiere. Pia Castillo said she came all the way from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to see the film’s bloodsuckers in person. “It’s shocking something I came up with could inspire all this,” said “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer. The red carpet was buzzing about possible sequels. Meyer has written three other “Twilight” novels. Pattinson said he signed on for the film thinking it would be part of a trilogy, and he knows a script for a second film has been written. Stewart said she originally heard the cast might reunite to film both the second and third sequels at the same time, but now they might be filmed separately. “It has to make a certain amount of money, like $150 million, to be able to afford the sequel,” director Catherine Hardwicke said. “So we really don’t know yet.”

LOL. I’d be surprised if Twilight didn’t make $150 million in it’s opening weekend, considering all this insane hype. But, more realistically, it prolly won’t make that much money in one weekend but I think it’s a bit silly to say that they’re not sure about future sequels … this movie will make more than enough to justify the sequels to come. I have to say, I’m so impressed that all of this crazed excitement has been generated by a book … once again, my spirit is heartened by the fact that all of this rabid fandom comes not from video games or pop star worship — all of this excitement comes from reading books. The naysayers have much to say about all this “silliness” over vampires but I am most taken by the fact that books have inspired this insanity. Kids are reading! I really do hope that Twilight exceeds all expectations. The more success that movies like this have, the more credence will be paid to the actual written word. It won’t be long now.

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Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Slip Away To Mexico

To retire?

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon appear to be settling into the doldrums of married life mere months after they were quietly (and spontaneously) wed earlier this year. Mimi and Nick slipped away to Mexico this weekend and appeared to be enjoying a very relaxed (some might say boring?) vacay together. Here are pics of the couple relaxin’ on the balcony of their Mexican digs this past weekend:


Could it possibly be that Mr. & Mrs. Cannon have morphed into an old married couple already? Could it be that the spark of new lurve has diminished a little? Could it be that Mimi actually has bunions? Well, considering the deadly heels she likes to wear all the time, it’s conceivable … it’s all conceivable. Call me crazy but I still have a hard time picturing these two enjoying a settled married life together.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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The Jackmans Have A Pool Party

And we're all invited!!!

Okay, seriously … no celeb father spends as much time playing with his kids as Hugh Jackman does. While there may be other celeb dads who spend a lot of time with their kids, I can’t think of another who spends as much time playing with his children as Hugh does. Over the weekend, we got to see a few hawt pics of Hugh doing a bit of training with his personal trainer at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia and today we get to see a few more pics of the wet and half-nekkid Hugh … but this time, he’s enjoying a day at the pool with his children Oscar and Ava … behold:


Dang … wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to enjoy a playdate with Hugh Jackman? I mean … yeah. Anyways … Hugh‘s playtime with the kiddies this weekend wasn’t relegated to just wet fun … he and daughter Ava (dressed as Snow White) spent some time at a local park as well:


All I know is that Hugh Jackman looks like a fun dad. Those kids are very lucky to have him. And we are very lucky to watch them sometimes. Le sigh.

[Photo credit: INFdaily, Bauer-Griffin]

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First Look: Johnny Depp As The Mad Hatter

Your body movie is a 'Wonderland'

Gothy film director Tim Burton is hard at work on a new big screen live-action adaptation of Alice In Wonderland and, of course, Johnny Depp has been cast in a major role. HERE is our first look at Depp in full costume as The Mad Hatter:


As far as Mad Hatters go, I don’t think Depp is as jovial as Disney’s version but looks more menacing than the Batman villain. I think I like this look … it’s deffo very Burton. What do y’all think?

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Kristen Stewart’s ‘Twilight’ Promo Tour

There and back again

Last week I posted a few photos of Twilight stars Taylor Laughter (Jacob) and Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria) at an in-store appearance at a Hot Topic store in Seattle, WA and today we get to see a few pics of Twilight protagonist Kristen Stewart (Bella) at one of her only two in-store appearances at a Hot Topic store at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Virginia (she also appeared at a Hot Topic at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ). It would appear that K. Stew wasn’t all that excited about meeting and greeting the throngs of rabid Twilight fans who queued up to meet her:


In her defense, they have been runnin’ the poor girl ragged over the last couple of weeks. Just this weekend, she met up with some of her co-stars in Toronto, CA to make an appearance on Much Music there.

But, thankfully for Kristen, she has been allowed to return to her home in SoCal for a hot minute … here are pics of her grand arrival back home yesterday:


But, no rest for the weary, I’m afraid. The Hollywood premiere of Twilight is this week and with the movie opening in theaters on Friday, I’m sure she still has much promoting left to do.

Don’t forget to get your entries submitted for the Twilight Prize Pack contest I’m runnin’. Click HERE for deets on how to enter … you’ve got one week left to participate :)

[Photo credit: Splash News, Bauer-Griffin]

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Guess Who’s Bringin’ SexyBack Now

Back for good

Here’s a fun game to play on this bright and shining morn … can YOU guess which hottie actor, who hails from the US neighbor to the North, was snapped roaming the streets of LA last week while sportin’ a thrashed t-shirt with a huge gaping hole in the back?


Rumor has it that this actor, recently reunited with his beloved ex-girlfriend, is single once again due to another break-up with said former (and again current) ex-girlfriend. After the jump, find out who it is … More »

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The Beckham Boys Cheer On The LA Lakers

As well as the LA Laker Girls?

David Beckham and his sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz made their way out to the Staples Center in downtown LA this weekend to take in a LA Lakers basketball game. Here are a few really cute pics of Becks and his boys sitting courtside at the game … it looks like little Cruz (who is prolly Vicki B‘s fave kid, for obvs reasons) had to call out his papa for spending too much time checkin’ out the cheerleaders (which we know, Becks is wont to do at Lakers home games):


OOOH, you just know that cute little snitch is gonna tell on Becks‘s ass. But seriously, how adorable are these pics of David Beckham and his sons. They each seem to have an aspect of Becks‘s personality — Brooklyn has his fashion sense, Romeo has his affinity for hair coiffing and Cruz is just cute like him. I love it when the Beckham men hang out together.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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Peace The Spork Out, ‘Total Request Live’

MTV bids adieu to its most successful countdown show

MTV aired its final episode of its world-famous countdown show Total Request Live last night, very appropriately enough, live from its Times Square studio in NYC. Musicians of many genres (but with a distinct affinity for the pop music market) made appearances or performed on the live program last night as original TRL host Carson Daly (and his subsequent subordinate VJs) counted down the Top 10 TRL Music Video of All Time one last time …


… bestowing the honor of Top TRL Music Video of All Time to Britney Spears‘s debut video Baby … One More Time. Here are a few pics of some of the pop stars who made their way into the MTV Studios in Times Square for the TRL Finale event and a run-down of the show overall:


It was like old times in MTV’s Times Square studio. There were superstars everywhere you looked, frantic stagehands darting about, and down below — packed against police barricades — screaming kids … lots of screaming kids. On Sunday night (November 16), after 10 years and more than 2,500 episodes, MTV’s legendary “TRL” bid adieu to the airwaves with “Total Finale Live,” a positively packed three-hour party that was as much about celebrating memories from the past as it was creating ones for the future. It was a livewire, unpredictable and — fittingly — star-studded send-off for a show that prided itself in being all those things. It was a night full of big-time performances, big-name guest stars and nostalgic trips down memory lane. It was the kind of proper, celebratory goodbye that most of MTV’s biggest programs (be it “Jackass” or “Beavis and Butt-head” or even “The Osbournes”) don’t actually get, which sort of makes sense, considering that “TRL” launched the careers of today’s biggest stars, reimagined the concept of live television and, whether you realize it or not, probably defined a generation. A who’s who of “TRL” alumni rocked stages both inside and out of the studio, starting with Beyoncé, who, backed by a cracking live band, poured her heart and soul into “If I Were a Boy” and then flipped the switch and tore through muscled up versions of “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and “Crazy in Love.” Fall Out Boy (sans bassist Pete Wentz, who was with his wife Ashlee Simpson as she reportedly went into labor) followed her, braving the chilly New York night to shred on a flatbed truck parked in the heart of Times Square. Wentz even got some new-dad advice from Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden on the show. Later in the night, a trio of hip-hop heavyweights — Ludacris, Nelly and Snoop Dogg — performed their greatest “TRL” hits, then joined forces on the Doggfather’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” Former “TRL” mainstays the Backstreet Boys took a nostalgic run at “I Want It That Way,” and 50 Cent — who, in true Fiddy fashion, kept show producers waiting until the very last minute — pounded his way through “In Da Club” and his current hit, “Get Up.” (Backstage, he had some choice words for Kanye West and Donald Trump.) And though they didn’t perform, tons of other stars stopped by to pay their respects. Justin Timberlake chuckled as clips of his frosted-tipped ‘NSYNC past played on flat-screen TVs in the studio. Taylor Swift clutched a “TRL” yearbook that she got signed by everyone in attendance. Diddy — who appeared on the show more than anyone else — did a bit of hosting, a bit of joking and (of course) a bit of plugging for his new fragrance, I Am King, and the upcoming Notorious B.I.G. biopic “Notorious.” And, in a move that could only happen on live television, Kid Rock wandered around with a stogie and a glass of beer, then greeted a female admirer in the audience with: “Hi, baby, you’re much too young for me.” There were phoned-in congrats from Eminem and Christina Aguilera. Miley Cyrus geeking out in the “TRL” photo booth. More former VJs than you could shake a stick at. And plenty of video packages that recounted the most memorable moments from the show’s 10-year history — everything from Mariah Carey’s wacko striptease to Rudy Guiliani’s appearance on the show’s first broadcast post-9/11 — and goofy glimpses at your favorite stars’ first appearances on the show (a barely legal Xtina, a super-slim Slim Shady, a giggly Britney Spears, to name just a few). There were on-air bleeps and teary pre-teens and even a few “Oh wait, what?!?” moments — you know, the stuff “TRL” was known for. And, appropriately, there was also one last video countdown. Hosts Carson Daly and Damien Fahey guided viewers (and the screaming fans inside the studio) through the 10 most iconic clips in “TRL” history — everything from Outkast’s “Hey Ya!” and ‘NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” to Kid Rock’s “Bawitdaba” — a list topped with Britney Spears’ ” … Baby One More Time” (sadly, Brit Brit was not on hand to accept the accolades). The fact that all of this played out before a packed (and really squealy) studio audience — and on a massive screen outside in Times Square — only seemed right.

Sarah and I watched the TRL Finale event together last night (snug underneath some warm blankets cuz it’s cold as shizz here in Detroit, y’all) and we reminisced about how we hung out in front of a taping of TRL together on our first trip to NYC in the Spring of 2001. We even got a few seconds of screentime when the cameras zoomed in on us in the crowd. Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to be inside for tapings of TRL on a few occasions, once with David early in our fledgling relationship (it was the ep where Nelly Furtado debuted her new single Promiscuous, changing her career forever). BUT, I have an all-time fave TRL moment of my own … which is, of course, being able to meet, chat with and take a photo with Madonna (incidentally, the time I met her backstage at TRL in the Fall of 2005 was the last time she was ever on TRL). Even tho I stopped watching the show ages ago (as, I suspect, have many other folks — which is why the show is being retired), it will always hold a special place in my heart. It was a very fun show and I’m going to miss it very much. I have to send out some personal LURVE to Tim Healy, the director of TRL for always being so kind and accommodating to me. It is because of him that I have been able to enjoy some of the coolest TRL moments that I’ve ever had.

After the jump, for old time’s sake, check out the Top TRL Music Video of All Time one more time so that we can say au revior to TRL in style … More »

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A Truncated Danity Kane Appear In Las Vegas

Their 'performance' is downgraded to an 'appearance'

On Friday we learned that Danity Kane, in its new incarnation as a trio (scaled down from a fivesome), would be performing at Jet nightclub inside the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV that night. It turns out that the original poster artwork that advertised a performance was changed at the last minute to advertise a mere appearance instead:


It’s not entirely clear if the ladies actually performed or not but they did have microphones and from the photos released, it appeared as if they were singing into those mics. After the jump, check out a few pics of the ladies at Jet nightclub Friday night … More »

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