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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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Matthew McConaughey Surfaces … As A Skateboarder

Where've you been hidin', Matty?

Matthew McConaughey is back, y’all! You may be wondering, Back from where, Trent? Well … lemme speculate here for a min and then get to the new pics. It seems like it’s been an ice age since we last saw Matthew and/or his new family (babymama Camila Alves and newborn son Levi Alves) here on the blog. In fact, the last time we saw any of them was back on October 15 when the family were snapped taking care of preparations on the fam’s motor-home RV. I guessed back then that the family might be about to embark on a family vacay in the RV … and then they fell off the face of the planet. I suppose it’s feasible that the family did, indeed, leave SoCal for a family trip to the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone Park or whatever and have just recently returned home. Here are new pics of Matthew back on the LA scene, doing a bit of skateboarding with his cute little pooch:


Truth be told … I didn’t even miss him much. After those last pics, I kinda forgot he existed … BUT, he’s back again and I suppose it’s nice to see new pics of him. ‘Course, I think I’d be much happier to see pics of the guy doing a bit of shirtless surfing (or at least in rubber!) but I guess the beaches aren’t quite warm enough anymore for any of that tomfoolery. Ah well … Matthew‘s back and that’s the point.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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Vicki B. & Her Little ‘Robin’ Go Shopping

They can't fight crime all the time

Vicki B. and her youngest child Cruz Beckham ventured out into Beverly Hills, CA yesterday to do a bit of shopping together. As you can see in the pics, Cruz thought it would be a hoot to dress up as Robin (sidekick to Batman — complete with fake muscles) to compliment his mother’s entirely black ensemble … behold:


Seriously, isn’t he the cutest little guy ever? Cruz has an affinity for dressing up in superhero costumes (you may recall that he dressed up as a Power Ranger at his older brother Romeo’s 6th birthday party in September) which I think is adorable. I bet he has a bunch of them hanging up in his closet and gets to wear them whenever he wants. Despite the fact that VB looks like an unfeeling automaton, I suspect she is a really nurturing mother (well, I’m guessing) and that her children are very happy. Sooo cute!

[Photo credit: X17]

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‘Out’ Magazine Celebrates Its People Of The Year

The Out 100

Out magazine hosted its 14th Annual OUT 100 Awards at Gotham Hall in NYC last night in order to honor the mag’s People of the Year who are described as gay and straight “artists, activists, athletes, and aesthetes [who] embody triumph, daring, ingenuity, and integrity”. Here are a few of the Out 100 honorees as they strutted their stuff on the red carpet last night:


Broadway actor Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu) was named Entertainer of the Year by the magazine for his “stereotype-breaking performances” and musician Sam Sparro was chosen as Breakout Star of the Year for being “an exciting new musician who never considered the closet as an option”. Nikka Costa, Heather Matarazzo (one of the Actors of the Year) and her partner Carolyn Murphy among others were in attendance at last night’s affair as well. Here is this month’s cover of Out magazine which features Out 100 honorees Cheyenne Jackson, Sam Sparro, Katy Perry (Musician of the Year) and director Gus Van Sant (Artist of the Year):


In the spirit of celebration you’ll forgive us for not stopping at 100: Our special awardees, both gay and straight, include Gus Van Sant for his thrilling new cinema paean to our first high-profile out elected official; Dean and Dan Caten for Dsquared2, for their forward-looking menswear; Cheyenne Jackson for his stereotype-breaking performances; Katy Perry for her unfiltered ode to sexual experimentation; Bishop Gene Robinson for leading the fight for equality in our houses of worship; and Sam Sparro, an exciting new musician who never considered the closet as an option.

Click HERE to see some of the other folks who made this year’s Out 100 list and see if any of your faves were honored. Much congrats to this year’s honorees … having seen the list, I can honestly say that Out did an amazing job picking this year’s batch of honorees. Woot!

[Photo credit: Wireimage; Source]

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Travis Barker Celebrates His 33rd Birthday

Birthday lurve!

Travis Barker stepped out on the town in Malibu, CA last night to celebrate his 33rd birthday with his children Alabama Luella and Landon Asher (as well as his ex-wife Shanna Moakler) at Nobu. Here are a few pics of Travis and his sleepy son Landon making their way out of the restaurant at the end of the night:


This birthday was prolly especially poignant for Travis considering that he almost lost his life in a tragic small plane accident that claimed the lives of four people in South Carolina back in September. I would imagine that Travis is very happy to be celebrating another year of life with the children that he loves so much. I, for the life of me, cannot understand what it must feel like to survive a deadly plane crash but I do know that I am thrilled beyond words that Travis is not only able to see another birthday but is able to do so looking so well after recovering from his injuries. Happy, happy birthday, Travis … may you enjoy many more birthdays to come.

[Photo credit: X17]

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