The famed “Pregnant Man” Thomas Beatie and his family, who recently announced to the world that he is pregs again with his second child, made their way to Spain this week to appear on Spanish TV to talk about the birth of their first child Susan Juliette (who was born back in June) and the impending birth of their second child. Here are a couple pics of the family, Thomas, Nancy and Susan, as they made their arrival in Madrid, Spain on Friday:
Nice to see that the Beatie family is up for taking family vacations like this … cuz, you know, it’s totally normal for families to be flown around the world to appear on live TV. Honestly, one might expect a family like this to capitalize more on their fame but they do tend to keep a relatively low profile (appearances on Spanish TV notwithstanding). They may not make a traditional family but they sure do look happy together. I wonder where they’ll pop up next.
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Here are a couple of supercute pics of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale taking their newborn son Zuma Nesta Rock out for a little shopping jaunt at Surfas this weekend:
Because the little guy has the mental capabilities of a sweet potato at this stage of his life, I’m not sure that he got much out of this shopping excursion but I suspect his parents had a good time shopping for bargains. You may recall that the Stefani-Rossdales spent part of their Thanksgiving Day hangin’ out at their neighborhood park … an experience, I’m sure, that little Zuma Nesta enjoyed prolly just as much. Honestly, any place where Zuma can poop in his diaper and get fed all at the same time is prolly just as enjoyable for him as any other. Ah, the life of a newborn baby … sounds grand :)
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Can you guess which Hollywood “It” Girl was spotted out and about on the streets of Beverly Hills, CA this weekend proudly wearing a fur coat as she made her way out of Baldi restaurant?
Here’s a hint … it’s not Rachel Zoe. I gotta say … I think it’s very brave of this young woman to venture out in public while wearing so much fur … we wouldn’t want her to get flour bombed or anything like that. After the jump, find out who it is … More »
Celebrate good times
After Britney Spears wowed the crowd on the UK’s competitive reality TV program X-Factor last night, she and her cavalcade of dancers made their way to the London nightclub G-A-Y to surprise the attendees with her presence and to get her birthday celebrations off to an early start. Here are a few pics of Britney being presented with a birthday cake at the nightclub last night:
But while Britney and her crew were having a great time celebrating her birthday in the VIP area, the massive number of folks who came out to the club to celebrate with her did not have such a great time. According to messages left on the club’s messageboard, too many people were let into the venue making for a very unsafe environment for many. Here are two messages posted on the G-A-Y messageboard that explain how things went down last night from two individual perspectives (grammatical and spelling errors are the authors’ alone):
Shame on you Today at 04:24 davidcox
That was the worst experience of my life. I can’t believe let that happen. The management should be fired. None of them did anything. They just stood around with a look of panic on their faces. It was so dangerous and they could have been shut down for that. What a joke. All those people passing out. The funny thing was that when I finally got out of the crush there was absolutely no one stopping more people squashing in. Shocking. What the hell was the manager and security doing? When you see a crush like that you stop anymore people going in and making it worse. Shame on you . You’re not at the Astoria anymore where there was loads of space. You need to learn how to cope with a smaller venue. I feel sorry for Britney as everyone will blame her but it’s not her fault. She looked ed off and upset then held up a sign saying “Sorry I’m leaving”.
still in shock Today at 04:39 G-a-y_Disco_King
i’m at home and there is no way i will sleep tonight it was not Britney s fault ..tonight reminded me of that football thing in the 80s when many people was crushed( and killed) it could have been like that as it was getting to the stage when i said to my bf “someone is going to get killed”. I STILL CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS HAPPNED LIKE THIS i’m writting to the council as i dont think wat went on tonight can just be left at that. no doubt the papers will also write a story or many on tonight. a joke of the biggest kind. HAS ALOT TO ANSWER FOR just thank god no one was killed tonight.
While some of the messages posted to the board may be a *tad* overdramatic (tho, considering what happened at Wal-Mart here in the US, mebbe they weren’t being overdramatic at all), I think it’s clear that the management did a poor job of policing the space capacity. There are many messages of anger towards Britney herself for “not showing up” to the venue as advertised (even tho it was never advertised that she would be there for sure). Unfortch for those people, they were too bizzy being crushed in other areas of the club that they weren’t even aware that she was there in the first place. The scene sounds ridiculous … I’m not surprised that Britney‘s people chose to keep her from going on stage. With that many people crushed into a small place, there’s no telling what would’ve happened once the crowd caught sight of her. All in all, it doesn’t sound like it was a great night for the common folk who came out to G-A-Y last night. At least Britney managed to have a bit of a party with her people in the VIP area, away from the madness below. After the jump, check out video of Britney with her birthday cake inside the club, a photo of Britney and her personal assistant Brett making their escape from the nightclub and a couple pics of Britney and her father Jamie Spears making their way thru Heathrow airport as they left the UK early this morning … More »
Third and final European performance is the best yet!
Britney Spears wrapped up her mini-European promo tour ahead of the release of her new album Circus (due out in stores on Tuesday December 2) by performing on the UK competitive reality program X-Factor on live TV last night — giving the program it’s highest ratings ever, pulling in 12.8 million viewers! Even tho Britney turned in the same routine that she gave in Germany and in France, there were small amendments to the routine and more life in this latest performance (I thought) than the previous two performances. Here are a few pics of Britney (lookin’ smokin’, I might add) on the X-Factor stage last night:
Britney Spears sang her latest hit on the X Factor stage during her first UK television performance in over four years. The pop singer, who turns 27 on Tuesday, mimed her way through her latest single Womanizer after the five remaining finalists each covered a classic Britney track. Spears, who was dressed all in black, with hotpants, fishnet tights and knee-high boots, did not coach the show’s contestants, as previous guests have done. It has been reported Spears travelled with a 45-strong entourage of stylists and security. And reports claimed she is said to have banned contestants and judges from approaching her. But the judging panel gave her a standing ovation along with an excited crowd. On Monday, she releases her sixth studio album Circus, and has been on a whistle-stop tour of Europe to promote the record. Earlier, Alexandra Burke, who sang Toxic, said: “When I was nine, Britney brought out Baby One More Time, and I loved her. I’m very excited about meeting her. This is the Britney we all know and love. I hope I can do my Britney song justice, with my own twist.” Eoghan Quigg performed Sometimes, Ruth Lorenzo – who was later voted off the reality show – sang I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, Diana Vickers sang I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman and JLS took on Baby One More Time.
For me, the folks making such a big deal of Britney lip-syncing (“miming”) are missing the point — and none of this criticism is new. Even at the height of her fame, critics felt it necessary to try and demean her performances by making a point of the lip-syncing. She is a performer, not really a singer … she has always been this way. I, for one, do not mind it at all. I find when critics attack her for the lip-syncing it’s because they’ve run out of other things to complain about … it means that things have finally gotten back to normal ;) Regarding this performance, I felt that she offered the most vim and vigor of all the performances she put on this week. Even tho she wore the same outfit that she wore in Germany, I think she looked the best on X-Factor than on the other two shows. The rolling steel cage ball was taken out of the performance and made it feel more like a dance routine than a “spectacle” — I liked it. At the end, Britney got a standing ovation from the crowd and from the judges. The girl is not trying to reinvent the wheel … slowly and steadily, she is working towards getting back to her comfort zone. I think she is handling it all very well. After the jump, check out a backstage photo of Britney with the X-Factor judges, a few photos of Britney making her exit from the venue and video of her performance in full … More »
Here are a couple pics of Britney Spears as she made her arrival in the UK last night after completing her successful appearance on Star Academy in Paris, France yesterday … behold:
As y’all are WELL aware by now, Britney is performing LIVE on the UK competitive reality program X-Factor tonight and is RUMORED to be making a surprise appearance at G-A-Y nightclub in London afterward. The official G-A-Y website is advertising that tonight is Britney Night at the club but they make no mention that she will actually appear. Whether or not Brit Brit makes an appearance at the club after her appearance on X-Factor, it’s gonna be a hot time in Londontown tonight nonetheless. It’s unclear just how long Britney and her crew will be staying in the UK but we do know that they will make their way to NYC ahead of her live performance on Good Morning America Tuesday morning. And the promo tour just keeps on rolling …
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Les Beckhams — hubby/daddy David & wifey/mother Victoria and sons Brooklyn, Romeo & Cruz — continued to enjoy all the things that NYC has to offer this week as the family ventured out into the city on Day 3 of their Thanksgiving Vacay to the Big Apple. Yesterday, the family did a bit of shopping together (making a special trip to a candy shop) before making their way last night to do a bit of bowling together. Vicki B. managed to spend part of her day with her family but had to leave them midway thru the day to do some investigating (which is why she was wearing her shockingly white private investigator’s ensemble):
Yeah, I don’t really get VB‘s getup but the woman does take bold fashion risks with the way she dresses. It’s unclear just how much longer the family is planning to stay in the city (it is also unclear what attractions are left for them to visit) but I must admit that I do like the idea of the Beckham Bunch just aimlessly wandering the streets of New York City. Incidentally, TomKat was along with the Beckhams for many of yesterday’s activities but I’m kinda done looking at them. I don’t think anyone out there will mind that they’ve been omitted, right? ;)
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Britney Spears was the featured performer on the French competitive reality TV program Star Academy last night and she managed to bring the house down! Performing her single Womanizer in front of a packed house of rabid French fans, Britney performed the second of three live appearances that she has scheduled in Europe this week (the first was in Germany on Thursday night, the last will be in the UK tonight). Here are a few screencaps from her live performance last night:
Britney Spears wowed French fans on TV on Friday when she performed her new hit Womanizer on talent show Star Academy. A night after making her first major comeback performance since the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards – at the 2008 Bambi Awards in Germany – Spears was in Paris for her TV turn. Wearing a flashy red corset dress, she sent fans wild with a lip-synced performance. Spears will complete her whistle-stop tour on Saturday night when she performs on TV talent show The X Factor.
Two down, one more to go. Last night’s performance in France was very much like the one she gave in Germany except for the obvs costume change and amped up energy level. The more stoic crowd in Germany make Brit‘s performance feel more stunted … last night’s raucous crowd gave her the electricity she needed to turn in a more vibrant performance. I suspect that tonight’s performance on X-Factor will feature the same Womanizer routine, possibly with yet another costume change. After the jump, check out video of Britney‘s performance on Star Academy last night … More »
Ooh La La!
Here are a few pics of Britney Spears making a stunning and grand exit from the Plaza Athénée in Paris, France today as she made her way to the television studio where the French program Star Academy is filmed:
Homegirl looks très magnifique, y’all! I understand that Star Academy is airing RIGHT NOW in France so it may take some time before her performance makes its way to the Internets. I have complete faith that my girl is gonna deliver another great live performance today … haters be damned, our dear Britney Spears is back. Click HERE to watch Star Academy LIVE online right now.
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Not as exciting as the Beckham-TomKat Bunch but ...
16-year old Miley Cyrus, who participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC yesterday, got a jump start on her Xmas shopping this week by hittin’ up the big stores on 5th Ave. in Manhattan this week … and she brought along her 20-year old boytoy/BFF Justin Gaston along with her … here are a few pics:
I suppose I could make a joke about the danger of traveling across state lines with a minor but since the Cyrus parents were along for the ride, well, I guess the joke wouldn’t really work. I understand that the Cyrus family and Justin Gaston all stayed at the same hotel … which makes me wonder what the sleeping arrangements were. I mean, I’m guessing that Justin didn’t actually have to pay for his hotel room but did he get a room all to himself or did he have to shack up with any particular member of the Cyrus family? I get that Miley likes to say that she and Justin are “just friends” but you gotta wonder how close these “friends” really are — and how much support they get from her parents. It’s all still very creepy to me but … that’s showbiz, I guess.
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