Also urges Californians to VOTE NO on Prop 8
Current Dancing with the Stars contestant and all around LGBT rights activist Lance Bass has updated his official My Space profile with a few new pics, a couple of which I want to share with all y’all right now. Here is a cute pic of Lance with his DWTS professional dance partner Lacey Schwimmer having a bit of fun at Disney World in Orlando, FL where Halloween Time is in full swing:
Lurve those hats! Lance also uploaded a new pic with some friends holding up a VOTE NO on Proposition 8 yard sign:
Ever the activist, you gotta love it! Tho, you don’t have to love the overuse of guyliner that Lance is plainly guilty of in this second photo. According to this photo’s caption on his My Space profile, the eye make-up “would not wash off” — LOL, yeah right ;)
Who can it be now?
Angelina Jolie, that sneaky mama, somehow managed to elude detection and clandestinely make her way here to LA to make a surprise appearance at the 12th Annual Hollywood Film Festival Awards Gala, which was held at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel last night, especially to pay tribute and honor her Changeling director Clint Eastwood. There were a lot of other sexy beyotches at last night’s affair but Angelina deffo stole the show. Here are a few pics from the red carpet arrivals and gala itself:
She may be the most photographed woman in the world. But even Angelina Jolie can fly under the radar. The actress – who recently returned from a humanitarian mission in Afghanistan – made a surprise appearance at Monday night’s Hollywood Film Festival Awards Gala, where she payed tribute to director Clint Eastwood. In fact, Jolie’s appearance was so unexpected, the A-list crowd gasped audibly when she was introduced. The mother-of-six took time out of her busy schedule to present Eastwood – who helmed her most recent move, The Changeling – with the director of the year award. “There are some people in this business that are icons, and we often wonder if, when we meet them, they’ll live up to what we imagine them to be,” she told the audience. “And Clint Eastwood in person is even better. Clint is what every great director should be,” she continued. “He is a great leader. And I certainly would follow him anywhere.” … As he accepted the honor, Eastwood noted, “Working with someone like Angelina Jolie is a great privilege, because you get to look on that gorgeous beauty every day. And she’s a great talent.” The two walked arm-in-arm from the stage. Then Jolie, wearing a floor-sweeping black gown and minimal makeup, slipped out of the event as stealthily as she’d arrived.
It’s unclear if Angelina flew to the States unaccompanied by any of her family members (who were last seen in Germany where daddy Brad Pitt is bizzy working on a new Tarantino film) but my guess is that she’s prolly already back with her family by now. Clint Eastwood wasn’t the only actor who was honored at last night’s gala event … Dustin Hoffman was presented with the Hollywood Career Achievement Award, Josh Brolin was presented with the Hollywood Actor of the Year Award and Kristin Scott Thomas took home the Hollywood Actress of the Year Award. I believe that Ryan Gosling was on hand to present Hoffman with his trophy but I, personally, would be much more excited about having Mr. Gosling doing the presenting rather than the award itself. Christian Bale, Robert Pattinson … the Hollywood Film Festival Gala brought out all the hotties. Sounds like it was a fun event.
[Photo credit: Wireimage, Bauer-Griffin; Source]
Dressed so soon?
Yesterday we got to see a few pretty hawt photos of the fully adult-aged Zac Efron and his tween High School Musical girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens frolicking on a Hawaiian beach over the weekend and you may recall that Zac was, proudly, showing off his half-nekkid physique. Today, we have new photos of Zanessa but this time everyone is fully clothed … the couple have ended their Hawaiian sojourn and made their way back to LA. Here are pics of the couple upon arrival at LAX Airport last night:
While these pics aren’t nearly as fun as yesterday’s batch of pics, I think it’s worth noting that the couple still look all coupley and it’s worth updating the locale of Mr. Efron … you know, should he decided to disrobe on the beaches here in SoCal, it’s worth being on the look-out, I think. I also think it’s worth taking one more look back at yesterday’s bounty. After the jump, indulge one more time … More »
They're still goin' at it
They’re at it again, y’all. Just when you might’ve thought that things have cooled down in the somewhat controversial and very extra-marital romantic relationship between the still-married Balthazar Getty and Sienna Miller the couple pop up in NYC this weekend, hand-in-hand … mouth to mouth:
The last time that we got to see Sienazar together in public here on the blog was back in August but I understand that the couple have sneaked off together at least a couple of times in the interim. This new sighting is the first of the pair making a show of their lurve in public again. They seem as brazen about their extra-marital affair as they ever have before so they must be really happy with the way things are going. I’m not sure I can say the same about Mrs. Balthazar Getty who, I believe, is back home in SoCal taking care of the children while this canoodling is going on in NYC but … as long as Sienazar are happy. What do y’all think? Is it time that we just embrace them as a happy couple or are they couple non grata until Getty legally becomes a free man?
[Photo credit: Splash News]
Or, you know, for this health
Harry Potter and Equus star Daniel Radcliffe was snapped doing a bit of jogging on the streets of NYC earlier today with small water jug and iPod in hand … behold:
At first, I thought that Dan might’ve been running from a swarm of fans but I now believe that he was merely jogging in order to stay in shape. Anyone familiar with his Broadway role in Equus knows that the DanRad is butt nekkid for about 7 minutes at the end of the plan on a nightly basis (twice on the weekends) so homie’s gotta keep his bod in shape. Earlier today we learned that Zac Efron (the US version of Daniel Radcliffe???) has been real bizzy keepin’ his body in shape … so I think Dan‘s just interested in doing the same. I can’t blame the lad in the least. When appearing nekkid on stage in front of a full house of audience goers on a daily basis, it behooves one to take advantage of every opportunity to look good that one has. Run, Dan, run!
[Photo credit: INFdaily]
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Starlet appears at a 'Save the Whales' rally in Washington DC
Heroes star Hayden Panettiere made her way to our nation’s capital this weekend to participate in a Save the Whales Again rally orchestrated by The Whaleman Foundation and The Animal Welfare Institute. Hayden led a group of t-shirted rally participants in an aerial art event that had rally-goers form the shape of a huge pilot whale with the word VOTE underneath. Here are a few pics from this weekend’s rally and some info from the event’s press release:
Actress Hayden Panettiere, currently starring on the hit NBC series “Heroes,” [led] hundreds of participants in an aerial art event and rally to form a giant human pilot whale beside the message “VOTE,” in front of the U.S. Capitol building this Sunday, October 26 at 12:30pm. The pilot whale — of which Hayden will be the eye — symbolizes the tens of thousands of whales and dolphins killed each year by Japanese fishermen. The event commemorates the one-year anniversary of Hayden’s actions in Taiji, Japan, where she paddled out with protestors on surfboards to protect a pod of pilot whales who had been captured by fishermen for slaughter and for sale to aquariums. Hayden is passionate about protecting whales and dolphins. As a spokesperson for the Save the Whales Again! campaign, she has made repeated calls for the Bush administration to defend whales at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and take action against the whaling countries of Japan, Norway, and Iceland for their persistence in killing whales for commercial gain. “I turned 18 last year and I’m going to make my first vote count,” says Hayden. “I am looking forward to my visit to Washington to talk to those who will be voting in the upcoming election, to stress the importance of knowing where the candidates stand on the issues that are most important to them, and to be sure that come November 4th, they will actually go out and vote to ensure that their voices are heard.” The U.S. has historically been a world leader in protecting whales, but during the Bush administration, U.S. leadership on whale issues has significantly declined. Whales and dolphins face more threats today than ever before from climate change, ship strikes, entanglement in nets, overfishing, and chemical and noise pollution; yet Japan, Norway and Iceland continue to kill them in increasing numbers. William Hogarth, Ph.D., appointed by President Bush to head the U.S. delegation to the IWC, is now using his position as IWC Chairperson to host a series of closed-door meetings to negotiate a deal that could allow for an IWC-sanctioned resumption of commercial whaling. “The fact the U.S. is leading this process is outrageous!” said Jeff Pantukhoff, president and founder of The Whaleman Foundation and executive director of the Save the Whales Again! campaign. “Recent polls show that over 75 percent of registered voters oppose whaling, and over two-thirds want our government to do something about it; yet to this point, the Bush administration has done little to stop the increasing slaughter and is now actively leading efforts that could result in a legalized return to commercial whaling” … Save the Whales Again! is a campaign of The Whaleman Foundation and the Animal Welfare Institute. The Whaleman Foundation is a public non-profit oceanic research, conservation and production organization dedicated to preserving and protecting dolphins, whales and their habitats. The Washington D.C.-based Animal Welfare Institute began the Save the Whales campaign of the 1970s and 1980s and was founded in 1951 to reduce the sum total of pain and fear inflicted on animals by humans. Save the Whales Again! does not endorse a particular 2008 presidential candidate.
You gotta love that Hayden, who has just turned old enough to vote, is so passionately interested in working for the causes that she really believes in. This is not the first time that Hayden has put herself on the line for the whales. She faced arrest in Japan late last year after participating in a protest to try and stop whale hunting there. And, let’s not forget, that she was also part of the Declare Yourself campaign to urge young people to get registered and vote in the upcoming election. Perhaps the lass has a political career in her future once she’s done being a Hollywood “It” Girl? Hey, if Ronald Reagan can go from actor to President, why can’t Hayden?
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
Look, marvel and wonder
The just-turned 21 year old Zac Efron and his co-star/girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens took a respite from promoting their new movie High School Musical 3: Senior Year (which just opened in theaters this past weekend) and made their way to Hawaii this weekend to attend the nuptials of a friend. The couple also took some time to relax at the beach … it should also be noted that Zac opted to leave his shirt at the hotel:
I, uh … yeah … so Zac Efron recently turned 21 years old and stuff and … uh, I guess it’s not a bad thing to, um, admire the guy’s physical fitness. Yessir … it looks like someone has been very diligent about adhering to his work-out schedule … yep. It should also be noted that Zac is the latest member of Team Calvin Klein Underwear, who has really been on a roll lately. Um, yeah … I am running out of things to say here other than enjoy the pictures. Oh, and Vanessa Hudgens is a lucky beyotch.
[Photo credit: Splash News]
Rolls her own, apparently
Mischa Barton got snapped enjoying a little smoke recently at a trendy LA hot spot or, more appropriately, we can call the place a joint. Miss Mischa got caught rolling her own cigarette and was spied puffin’ on said hand-rolled cig … tho it’s impossible to know with certainty what exactly she was smokin’ in that cig … behold:
Now, we all know that Mischa has had problems in the past with substance abuse. She was arrested for drunk driving but managed to plea bargain her way out of serving any jailtime. I’m CERTAIN that Mischa would not want to jeopardize her freedom by doing something stupid like smoking an illegal substance in public view of anyone who happened to be standing near her (with a camera, BTW) at a club. I’m gonna assume that Mischa was merely smoking a hand-rolled tobacco cigarette … cuz, she’s not dumb enough to puff on a marijuana cigarette in public … right?
[Photo credit: BIG! Pictures; Source]
Posted under: Mischa Barton
BUT, reveals that he does want to make the temp move to play soccer in Italy
David Beckham and the LA Galaxy played their last game of the MLS soccer season yesterday in Carson, CA and altho the match ended in a 2-2 tie with FC Dallas, Becks and the boys were in a celebratory mood … well, mebbe Becks was more celebratory than the rest of the Galaxy squad but, nonetheless, everyone seemed happy. The good news is that Becks put minds at ease by promising that his future lies with the LA Galaxy (er, the future duration of his multi-million dollar contract, that is) but at a press conference with reporters confirmed his desire to make the temporary move to Italy to play for AC Milan there during the MLS off-season. Here are pics of Becks at yesterday’s game and an update on his career plans:
David Beckham insists he will stay with the Los Angeles Galaxy regardless of any possible loan to Italian power AC Milan. “At the end of the day, my commitment is still to the Galaxy and that’s not changed,” Beckham said after training Saturday. “But I’ve been given a chance to join up with one of the biggest clubs in the world, so I’m going to do that. “The Galaxy are not against it. They’ve made that clear. They said that if I want to do that, then they’re prepared to let me go there on loan until our season.” AC Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani said last week he wants to bring Beckham to Italy on a loan and possibly sign him. If the loan takes place, Beckham would arrive in January. “At the end of the day, it’s looking like it could happen,” Beckham said. “Hopefully, it will be finalized in the next week or two.” Major League Soccer Deputy Commissioner Ivan Gazidis said Thursday that the loan would be approved only if it “makes sense” for the Galaxy and Beckham, who signed a five-year contract worth $250 million in January 2007. One issue concerns whether Beckham will return to Los Angeles for the Galaxy’s preseason in March or for the first regular-season game. “At the moment, it’s not even certain yet,” Beckham said of the loan. “We’re still talking to Milan. It’s (for) a two-month spell, maybe a little bit longer.” Galaxy forward Landon Donovan, who has talked about possibly playing in Europe after this season, criticized the timing of Beckham’s pursuit of a loan agreement. “Candidly, yes,” Donovan said when asked if the timing bothered him. “It doesn’t make anything better and it doesn’t worsen anything. But it would have been nice to wait. I’m waiting until after Sunday to see what happens.” … Beckham, 33, has said he wants to play for England in the 2010 World Cup. But England coach Fabio Capello said he would consider the midfielder for future qualifying games only if he trains consistently and plays at a high level. “Footballers don’t have four months off in any league in the world, apart from here,” Beckham said of MLS’s offseason. “My body is programmed not to have so much time off. I need to play.”
I understand that Italian news reports for the past week have been that the deal was done and that Becks WOULD be coming to play for AC Milan in January. You may recall that the LA Times revealed last week that when this new “loan out” report was making the rounds, the brass at the LA Galaxy had no idea what was going on. It really does sound like Becks may have been working out this deal on his own without cluing in the Galaxy. Something tells me what David Beckham wants, David Beckham gets. He’ll, most likely, be spending the first months of January as an AC Milan fútboler.
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
Brings the folks along with her
Little darling Harlow Winter took her parents pumpkin picking yesterday so that she could being preparations for her first Halloween celebration. Because the pumpkins she was most interested in weighed more than she does, daddy Joel Madden had to tag along to do all the heavy lifting. Mama Nicole Richie was brought along as well to do the Harlow carrying:
Clearly, little Miss Harlow had no interest in following the Hollywood trend of celeb kids procuring their Halloween pumpkins from Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Beverly Hills, CA and decided to have her folks take her to a less trendy pumpkin picking location. You can already tell that she’s teeming with that indie spirit that her father has. I’m not sure if we’re going to be privy to Harlow‘s first Halloween costume but whatever she may dress-up as, I’m sure it’ll be absolutely adorable.
[Photo credit: X17]