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Lindsay Lohan Is The Bomb!

Flour power

A couple of weeks ago, we heard that Lindsay Lohan got pelted with a flour bomb by an animal rights activist (supposedly a member of People for the Ethical Rights of Animals) while she was trying to make her way into a French nightclub while she and girlfriend Samantha Ronson were in Paris, France. At the time, there were no photos or video of the incident … today, we have the LOL-worthy video. Here are a few screencaps of the incident:

U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan has been pelted with a flour bomb on arrival at a Paris nightclub wearing a fur stole. Animal rights activists showered the 22-year-old actress with flour when she went to the VIP Room Theatre in the early hours of Saturday with her friend, disc jockey Samantha Ronson. The owner of the nightclub helped Lohan dust off her blue sequined dress and black stole before she posed on the red carpet.

I understand that the rest of the night went off without a hitch, Sam was able to DJ successfully and Linds was able to par-tay:

In the video, Lindsay doesn’t actually say “Zut alors!” after she got bombed by the flour, she really said “Oh my god!” … and she didn’t actually get bombed so much as she had flour dumped on her … but the talk bubbles on the screencaps make for a more dramatic effect, no? After the jump, check out the video in full … More »

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Nicole Richie & Joel Madden Flip The Xmas Switch In Bev Hills

It's the most wonderful time of the year

The happily coupled Nicole Richie and Joel Madden were on hand in Beverly Hills, CA last night to do the special honor of flipping the switch at the UNICEF and City of Beverly Hills 2008 Snowflake Lighting ceremony. Since being named as a Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF back in July, duties like this fall to Joel and his equally charitable babymama Nicole … duties that the couple does take very seriously and suffer gladly. Here are a few pics from the event last night and some information about the event from a press release:

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF announced that Joel Madden, UNICEF Ambassador, and Nicole Richie will host UNICEF’s 2008 Beverly Hills Snowflake Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 22 at the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard. The ceremony highlights the city of Beverly Hills’ “Light the Night” annual holiday event where the UNICEF Snowflake and the 20 Baccarat chandeliers that grace Rodeo Drive are illuminated to kick off the holiday season. Madden, lead vocalist for the critically acclaimed, platinum-album-selling band, Good Charlotte, was named UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador in July 2008 during CNN’s broadcast of “The Survival Project: One Child at a Time” and his first field visit as an official UNICEF Ambassador is scheduled for the fall. Richie is also no stranger to social and humanitarian causes as she and Madden recently formed the Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation, a charity which provides funding to groups focused on improving pediatric health, education and human rights, both domestically and abroad. “We are honored to have Joel and Nicole participate in the Beverly Hills lighting ceremony,” says Caryl Stern, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “With their tremendous commitment to UNICEF’s child survival mission, Joel and Nicole are the perfect people for UNICEF to share this meaningful tradition with” … Before Madden and Richie take the stage to flip the switch to illuminate the UNICEF Snowflake, guests will enjoy family activities and a visit from Santa Claus along Rodeo Drive. The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display atop the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, which is home to the west coast UNICEF Snowflake. In conjunction with the lighting, the hotel has created the “Melted Snowflake,” a special drink in honor of the UNICEF Snowflake that will be served on the hot chocolate menu in The BLVD. Festivities begin at 3:00pm with the official lighting at 6:00pm.The UNICEF Snowflake Lighting is open to the public and the Snowflake will be illuminated for the entire holiday season serving as a beacon of hope, peace and compassion.

Aww … it sounds like a very nice ceremony. Altho Southern California isn’t the sort of place that many folks associate with a Winter Wonderland, it goes to show that the Xmas spirit can exist anywhere and the season can be celebrated anywhere. I just love how much time Nic/Joel devote to charitable events like this … Nicole, especially, has really turned her back on the wild and crazy days of youth and has matured into a responsible adult woman. Kudos to them both for all the work that they do and here’s to another year of charitable acts from Nic/Joel!

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

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Beyoncé Becomes A ‘Diva’ For Her New Music Video

Diva Ladies (Put A Crown On It)

Beyoncé aka Sasha Fierce was spied shooting a new music video this weekend for her upcoming single Diva, presumably the next from her new album I Am … Sasha Fierce. Here are a few pics from the set of her new music video:

You will note from the photos on set that B was having a little fun with the accessories — from the Kanye West-like sunglasses to the crown she stole from the kid in Where the Wild Things Are to the robo-glove that she just can’t seem to get enough of — girl was workin’ it. I must say, tho, that I really love the song Diva. It is one of my fave tracks on Beyoncé‘s new album and I’m really looking forward to the finished product (wacky accoutrements notwithstanding). I could really do without the harsh eyebrows but … I guess we’ll see how things turn out, yes?

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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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 »

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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 »

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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]

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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.


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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]

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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]

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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]

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