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Nick Hogan Freed From Jail

Gets sprung from jail early for good behavior

Nick Hogan (née Nick Boella), son of famed wrestler Hulk Hogan who was sentenced to 8 months of incarceration (including 5 years probation, 500 hours of community service and 3 years driver’s license revocation) last May after pleading “no contest” to the felony charge of reckless driving involving serious bodily injury (stemming from a car accident that occurred in 2007 that left his friend John Graziano in a vegetative state), was released early this morning after serving only 166 days of his sentence on account of good behavior. Nick‘s older, more famous, sister Brooke Hogan (also née Boella) was on hand at the Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, FL to collect her little jailbird bro. Here are a few photos of Nick walking free from the jail in the wee hours this morning:


Six months after going to jail following his no-contest plea on a reckless driving charge, Nick Bollea (a.k.a. Nick Hogan), son of Hulk Hogan, was released from jail early Tuesday morning (October 21). According to the Tampa Tribune, the 18-year-old Bollea raced into the arms of his sister, Brooke Hogan, upon his release from Pinellas County Jail, where he served 166 days of an eight-month sentence in connection with an August 2007 street racing crash that severely injured Bollea’s friend, John Graziano. Bollea, who was released early for good behavior, walked out of Pinellas County Jail at 12:30 a.m. and did not speak to photographers before getting into a sport utility vehicle and heading home. His mother, Linda Bollea, released a statement Tuesday morning asking the media to respect the family’s privacy.

“This is our time as a family to come together to support Nick’s adjustment back into the public life, keeping it as normal as possible,” she said. “Neither Nick, nor we as a family, has any interest in making this anything but private. We respect the media’s role and only ask that they respect our privacy. Nick went into prison as a juvenile and has experienced something that will mold and affect him for the rest of his adult life. His focus is to make a positive difference in this world, media-free. Since his future actions will speak louder than any words, there is no need to speak to the media at this time.”

Bollea, a veteran of his father’s “Hogan Knows Best” show on VH1, had said in jail that he wanted to star in his own reality show after release, an idea Graziano’s lawyer, George Tragos, felt was exploitative. “It’s awful Nick is going to get a reality show because he went to jail because of the permanent harm he caused another human being,” Tragos said, according to the Tribune.

Brooke Hogan not only was there to collect her just-sprung brother from jail but she also seems to have gotten a new tattoo in honor of her brother Nick‘s new lease on life:


I think it shows a real strength of character and the true bonds of committed support for an older sister to get a Redemption “stripper plate” or “tramp stamp” tattoo for one’s younger brother who was just released from jail for almost killing a person. Even if her tattoo has nothing at all to do with her brother — kudos, still, for having the foresight to get such an apropos tattoo in the first place. I gotta say, I’m actually surprised that Nick ended up serving 6 of his 8 month sentence. While I honestly believe he should be locked up for much more time, I’m impressed that he was forced to serve so much of his sentence (rather than getting out after a month like his family tried to pull off earlier this year). It remains to be seen if Nick will actually stay out of the media spotlight (those reality TV camera lights can be very inviting) but I sincerely hope that he manages to stay out of trubs. I also am still hoping for a full recovery by John Graziano, who has been sentenced to a punishment far worse than incarceration and for a much longer period of time.

[Photo credit: INFdaily, Splash News; Source]

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Kingston James Rossdale Is Ready For Halloween

Cutest.Skunk.Ever.

Not since both Bugs Bunny‘s pal Pepé Le Pew and Bambi‘s buddy Flower came onto the scene back in the 1940′s have I feast my eyes on a cuter skunk in Hollywood. Kingston James McGregor Rossdale spent part of his weekend all dolled up as a skunk in preparation of the coming Halloween festivities. Skunky Kingston went out for a stroll with his nanny before his daddy Gavin Rossdale took him to the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Beverly Hills, CA to do some pumpkin shopping … behold:


You may recall that the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch is THE place for celebs and their kids to shop for Halloween pumpkins here in SoCal … and I believe that the Stefani-Rossdales have visited this patch a couple of times already this year. I dunno why they need so many pumpkins but, who am I to judge? I love that little Kingston is already dressing up for Halloween this early in the month. Most kids get one shot at Halloween dress-up fun but not so for his royal cuteness. It should be noted that we still have seen neither hide nor hair of Gwen and Gavin‘s newest baby Zuma Nesta Rock.

[Photo credit: X17]

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An Inside Look Into A Britney Spears Dance Rehearsal

Whip it good, y'all

Britney Spears‘s official website at BritneySpears.com has been updated with new insider photos from a dance routine rehearsal that Brit held this past Friday night. Britney and her cast of dancers appeared to be working on a routine possibly for a live performance of her new single Womanizer or maybe even a new music video altogether. Here are a few pics of Britney, one with whip in hand, at Friday night’s rehearsal:


Friday night Britney had dance rehearsal to work on a new routine. Britney, her choreographer Andre, and her dance crew had a blast playing around with some new moves. If you look closely, you’ll see that Britney is indeed holding a whip! Looks like her new music video might be even hotter than “Womanizer!”

I would LOVE it if Britney were actually working on her next music video already but something tells me that this routine might really be for an upcoming live performance. There was much speculation that Britney was gonna perform at the 2008 MTV VMAs in September but that didn’t happen. We’ve since learned that Britney may be appearing at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards which will be held in Liverpool, England on November 8. Naturally, there is new speculation that if she appears then she might also perform that night. Britney has also been confirmed to appear on X-Factor (the British American Idol) later on this year so she might be rehearsing for that. Personally, I don’t care what she’s rehearsing for … I’m just glad to see her hard at work. She’s been lookin’ real good for some time now … this is just another sign that she is back on the comeback track! Woot!

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Justin Gaston Congregates With The Cyrus Women

Heads to church Miley-less

When last we saw photos of underwear model and suspected Miley Cyrus boyfriend Justin Gaston, he was partying it up in various states of undress with some male friends of his at a recent houseparty … and before that, he was strutting his stuff on the runway at the Ed Hardy fashion show at LA Fashion Week earlier last week. This weekend, tho, Justin took it down a few notches and accompanied some of the Cyrus family women to Sunday services at the Montrose Church in Montrose, CA yesterday morning … behold:


Curiously, Miley Cyrus opted out of attending church services with Justin and her family members yesterday morning. I understand she was sick. BUT, that didn’t stop JG from tagging along with mama Tish Cyrus, little sister Noah Cyrus and grandma Cyrus anyways. I mean, I guess you gotta give it up to the lad cuz he is workin’ overtime to get in the Cyrus family’s good graces. You know what they say about folks who pray together. While I still find it weird that a 20-year old man would have anything in common with a 15-year old girl (and weirder still that said 20-year old doesn’t have better things to do than hang out with said 15-year old’s mother, little sister and grandmother), it looks like he is gonna keep pluggin’ away until the Cyrus‘s either adopt him or he marries into the fam … of course, when Miley reaches the age of consent.

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Victoria Beckham Films A New Ad For dVb

Up, up and away?

David Beckham and his wife Vicki B. have already made their way back home to LA after spending a bizzy week of various promo events all over Europe last week … but Les Beckhams did manage to get one last bit of work done in England before they packed up and flew back to SoCal this weekend. Here are pics of Vicki B. (with Becks looking on) filming a new advertisement for her dVb fashion line at Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire Saturday afternoon before they departed for the States:


HMMM … I’m not sure who talked VB into trying to stay grounded, as it were, while holding onto a few helium balloons for this shoot because it looked like each gust of wind threatened to blow the frail little thing away. Unless her stylish black pumps were filled with lead insoles, I don’t think it was a good idea for her to tempt fate in this manner. Mebbe two balloons would’ve been wiser. Thankfully, VB wasn’t carried away and Becks didn’t have to watch his minuscule wife float away forever. Husband and wife are both home, safe and sound, no one was injured during the course of this dangerous photoshoot. Whew!

[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]

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Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer Together Again

Mayerston together again

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been hearing about Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer creepin’ around together again months after the couple called off their fleeting relationship. The couple were spotted on secret dates in Boston, MA and New York, NY and then made their way to SoCal to continue creepin’ here as well. We heard that Jen helped John celebrate his birthday last week and saw a photo of her making her way into his house on the night of his birthday but we haven’t actually seen a photo of the couple together since last June … until now. Here are a couple pics of Mayerston making their way out of the Sunset Tower Hotel early week after the couple enjoyed a romantic dinner together ahead of John‘s 31st birthday:


Jennifer Aniston and her former boyfriend John Mayer have been photographed together for the first time since their dramatic split earlier this year. The actress, 39, and her 31-year-old singer/songwriter beau joined three friends for dinner at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Hollywood last Tuesday night. The rendezvous was the third time the pair have been spotted together in a week, prompting speculation they are giving their relationship another go. Their outing came just days after they were spotted dining in Boston and New York City. The couple broke up in August following a summer romance before last month MailOnline told exclusively how Jennifer had called her ex-partner and reinitiated contact, with them talking daily. On Tuesday night, Jennifer met her friend Courteney Cox and her peers Demi Moore and Kirsten Dunst at the screening of a series of short films for Glamour magazine. After mingling with her fellow female celebrities, Jennifer met up with John and three other friends at the Sunset Tower Hotel for dinner around 10pm.

Ever since Mayerston appear to have rekindled their relationship this time around, the couple have been seen cuddling and canoodling together as if they had never broken up in the first place. In fact, some folks have expressed that the couple may not have really broken up in the first place and were just each bizzy with work commitments that kept them apart physically. Would John Mayer actually tell the TMZ cameras that the couple had broken up when, in fact, they hadn’t? For a guy who doesn’t seem to love the attention from the paps very much, I don’t think he would do that … but he is a jokester and I wouldn’t be shocked if that is what he did. In any event, the couple appear to be back “on” or at the very least very, very friendly with one another again. Personally, I think it’s great that lurve is back in bloom for Mayerston. John is the best thing to happen to Jen‘s romantic life in years, I think. Hopefully, this time around, they can actually make a serious go at it.

[Photo credit: X17; Source]

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Hayden Panettiere & Milo Ventimiglia Still Goin’ Strong

HaLo surfaces for the first time in weeks

It has been quite some time since we last saw couple Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia out and about in public which led some folks to believe they might have called it quits. A couple of weeks ago, Hayden surfaced with a box full of cupcakes and I wondered aloud if she might’ve been picking up the goodies to share with her man (he was nowhere in sight). It was actually back in early August that the pair were last seen together here on the blog when they were snapped filming scenes for the new season of their hit NBC show Heroes here in SoCal. But finally, HaLo has surfaced once again … and altho there ain’t all that much amorousness goin’ on in these new pics of the couple snapped in Hollywood, CA this weekend, the fact that they are out together looks pretty good to me:


I am happy to see that HaLo are still happily attached … I, too, was starting to get worried that there may have been something amiss in their romance. You may recall that the couple were spotted all over town together back when they were keeping their relationship a secret … then the sightings tapered off and stopped completely after they came clean about the romanticness of their involvement earlier this year. In any event, I’m glad to see these two out and about in public again. With all the break-ups going on in Hollywood these days, I’m not sure my frail heart could take another case of dunzoness.

[Photo credit: X17]

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Zac Efron Celebrates His 21st Birthday

He's all growed up now

Late last week we learned from Zac Efron himself that he was planning on “laying low” this weekend when celebrating his transition into full adulthood on his 21st birthday (which was Saturday). Zac‘s girlfriend and High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens interjected that she had a “surprise” in store for Zac on his birthday. So … just how did the boy, now man, wonder celebrate the big 2-1? Read on and find out:


It’s party time for Zac Efron! The star of High School Musical 3: Senior Year celebrated his 21st birthday Saturday with an intimate two-hour dinner party at L.A.’s Pace restaurant with a group of friends and family that included his parents and brother, girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens, HSM3 costars Monique Coleman and Ashley Tisdale, her boyfriend Jared Murillo and pals Michelle Trachtenberg, Amanda Bynes, Brittany Snow and singing sisters Aly and AJ Michalka. Efron kept it causal in a T-shirt and jacket while Hudgens, 19, who “helped plan the party,” a source says, donned a colorful mini-dress. Guests arrived with wrapped gifts, including bottles of liquor for the actor, who can now legally drink alcohol. Efron and Hudgens left the rustic Italian eatery hand-in-hand just before midnight and disappeared into a waiting car. But the celebration continued at a nearby hotel, where the birthday boy hosted an afterparty with some of his dinner guests.

Indeed, I understand that Zac and Vanessa met up with popstars Aly and AJ at the very private Chateau Marmont for the after-birthday dinner party. As you can see, Zac was presented with a nice gift basket of birthday booze … no word on if he cracked into that particular gift on Saturday night but, well, I think it’s a safe bet that he did. For the most part, Zac did keep things on the downlow, managing to celebrate his 21st without causing too much of a ruckus. While I would’ve preferred to have seen some photos of Efron Gone Wild, I think he’s too smart for that kind of behavior. The Golden Child is now the Golden Man Child … in these tough economic times, it behooves him to remain as squeaky clean as possible and stay out of controversial trubs. In any event, Birthday Lurve goes out to Zachary Efron. Here’s hopin’ it’s not all downhill from here on out.

[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin, Splash News; Source]

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Terrence Howard Suits Up For Howard University

The shizz is bananas

Terrance Howard, who has been named the 2008 Homecoming Ambassador and Grand Marshal for Howard University‘s Homecoming Festivities this weekend, got all dolled up in grand Drum Major apparel to lead the Howard University Showtime Marching Band in yesterday’s Homecoming Parade … and here are a few pics:


Poor Terrence is still reeling from the apparent surprise news that he has been fired from appearing in future Iron Man movies (it has been reported that he has been replaced by Don Cheadle for the role of James Rhodey Rhodes) but at least he was able to show his pride for Howard University this weekend. It must be said that Drum Major uniforms look horrible on anyone but Gwen Stefani so I applaud Terrence for getting in the gear and doing his thing for the mighty Howard Bisons! Unfortch for the Bisons, they lost to Morgan State in double overtime. Ah well, better luck next time … and Happy Homecoming!

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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At The Playground, One Day You’re In & The Next Day You’re Out

Project Playground

Supermodel Heidi Klum took time out of her bizzy schedule of crowning the new winner of Project Runway and appearing as a milk maid in the newest Got Milk? campaign to spend an afternoon at the playground with her children this weekend. Here are a few cute pics of Heidi with her children Leni, Henry and Johan playin’ around at a park in Coldwater Canyon here in SoCal yesterday afternoon:


Her children are absolutely adorable … and I love how much time Heidi carves out of her schedule to play with them. I mean, I know that many celeb parents make spending time with their children a priority whenever possible but it’s always a nice feeling to see it actually happen. Heidi and her kids seem very fond of trips to the playground … and I can’t wait to see what the Klum-Samuels have planned for Halloween. We know that Heidi is a BIG Halloween fan (annually she throws the swankiest Halloween party in town) and her kids love playing dress-up so I am really looking forward to see what they’ve got up their sleeves by way of Halloween costumes.

[Photo credit: INFdaily]

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