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‘Britney Spears: For The Record’ Premieres

But things don't go quite as smoothly as planned

Yesterday afternoon, MTV hosted a screening preview of their new documentary Britney Spears: For The Record here in SoCal and, I am sad to report, it doesn’t sound like things went off as planned. Firstly, MTV worked with a PR company called 1iota to fill the audience with fans and, apparently, over-booked the venue which could only hold 200 guests … sending out 300 tickets and then cherry-picking the prettiest people to seat inside for the screening — leaving a lot of invited fans outside and pissed. Secondly, Britney Spears showed up to surprise the fans by attending the screening with them (appearing for a taped segment that would be aired with the documentary on November 30) but, according to reports from fans who were at the screening, Britney looked entirely uncomfortable the whole time … and then left before answering any questions from the fans. All in all, it doesn’t sound like the screening event was that much of a success in person … it’ll mos def look pretty flawless once (and if) it airs on TV later on. Here is a pic of Britney making her way into the MTV studio for the taping yesterday and a couple of pics of Britney after she left the event early to grab a caffeinated drink at Starbucks:

Regarding the way that some fans were shafted at yesterday’s screening, I’m not really that surprised. These things happen all the time. PR companies tend to over-invite people in order to make sure they have enough people to fill seats AND they do like putting the prettiest people in prime positions, especially if they are filling an audience that will be recorded for TV. Now, about the way Britney acted at the screening … well, this has got me worried. By reading all of the fan reports (posted HERE), it does feel like she didn’t want to be there in the first place and was in no mood to interact with anybody — not a good sign. It is really beginning to sound like she is moving too fast with all of this work on her comeback, which can’t be good for her. If she’s not ready and still presses forward, she risks having another breakdown. At this point, I think it’s far too late for her to call things off completely but I am starting to get worried, especially in light of this new behavior. Regarding the actual documentary itself, despite the fan/Britney drama, it was screened yesterday and People magazine has a review of the 90-minute Britney Spears: For The Record film HERE.

Even still, Britney‘s manager Larry Rudolph insists that she is ready to make her comeback and spoke to People magazine about her readiness. After the jump, check out a new promo video for Britney‘s album Circus and read some of Rudolph‘s comments about Britney and her comeback … More »

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George Clooney Shows Off His B-Ball Skillz

Also shows off his bad weave and porn'stache

George Clooney was spied shootin’ hoops all by himself while on location in Roswell, NM where his new film Men Who Stare At Goats is currently being filmed. As you can tell from the following pics, George didn’t even bother to get out of costume before he made his way to the basketball court — when you gotta play, you gotta play:

In Goats (which sounds totally weird judging by the name alone), Clooney plays a soldier named Lyn Cassady with really bad hair. In these pics, his new porn’stache that was grown specifically for this role doesn’t look as impressive as it did when we first saw it last month . Truth be told, I haven’t heard or seen anything that even remotely has me interested in this film … a porn’stache and sweet b-ball moves ain’t enough to get my ass to the movie theater. What else ya got, Clooney?

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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Matthew McConaughey’s New Best Friend

Someone's got a cute new pooch

Matthew McConaughey, who has recently returned to the SoCal area after falling off the map for a few weeks, was spotted this week enjoying some alone time on a beach in Malibu, CA. Well, he wasn’t actually all alone … he had a new friend with him:

No word on the pooch’s name but I suspect that the little guy was picked up so that Levi Alves can grow up with a family pet of his own. You may recall that this little dog was out with Matthew when he was photographed skateboarding last week … honestly, I thought the dog was just there and didn’t actually belong to Matthew. You know, I kinda like the idea of Matthew with a cute little dog like this … it looks like he is really becoming an honest to goodness family man now.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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Gwen Stefani Has Her Arms Full At LAX Airport

She looks like she needs a vacation from her vacation

Gwen Stefani and her family have been spending the last week or so on holiday in Mexico and were recently spotted making their grand arrival back in SoCal at LAX airport this week … unfortch for her, tho, hubby Gavin Rossdale was nowhere to be seen and the duty of lugging the children, Kingston James McGregor and Zuma Nesta Rock, fell solely to her:

Aww … poor thing looks a wreck. Even tho she had a nanny with her, Kingston insisted on being carried by his mother — who was already carrying little Zuma. She’s got some pretty adorable children, tho, so I suspect that all of this lugging around was a labor of love for her. It’s great to have the fam back in SoCal once again.

[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin, X17]

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Celebs Open Their ‘Hearts’ For UNICEF

Helping Gucci raise money for children affected by HIV/AIDS in Malawi

Various celebs made their way to The Plaza in NYC last night to attend an event to celebrate the Gucci launch of their new Tattoo Heart Collection — which is a limited edition collection of accessories that will benefit UNICEF‘s campaign to aid children affected by HIV/AIDS in Malawi. Here are a few pics from the event’s red carpet arrivals last night:

SMOKING-HOT songbird Rihanna teamed up with Gucci’s Frida Giannini last night at the brand’s Fifth Avenue store for the worldwide launch of the limited-edition Tattoo Heart Collection to benefit UNICEF. Twenty-five percent of sales from the handbags, shoes and accessories ($410-4,995) will benefit children affected by HIV/AIDS in Malawi and Mozambique. Items will be on sale through Jan. 31.

Madonna was in the hiz last night for the Gucci event (despite the fact that she just signed on to be the new face of Louis Vuitton for ’09) lookin’ pretty good … except for pretty much everything she was wearing. I mean, I love me some Madonna, but I think she’s wearing that Hawaiian grass skirt wrong. Rihanna, who is featured in the Gucci ads to promote the Tattoo Heart Collection, was lookin’ pretty fierce in her pretty dress. Blake Lively and Penn Badgley looked like they just showed up for the free eats. After the jump, check out three of Rihanna‘s Tattoo Hearts Collection promo pics … More »

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Pete Wentz Talks Genitals To ‘Elle’ Magazine

Baby Simpson-Wentz still ain't here yet

Father-to-be (who isn’t a father just yet) Pete Wentz is featured in the new issue of Elle magazine where he talks very candidly about his sexual development (or lack thereof) … he also talks a bit about those infamous cameraphone P33N pics of his that made their way to the Internets a couple of years ago. Here is a new pic of Pete from this new issue of Elle along with a portion of his interview with the mag:

There were some smooshed little girl hearts littering the landscape last May when Pete Wentz, the bassist-songwriter for Chicago’s punky pop quartet Fall Out Boy, married Ashlee Simpson and soon after announced she was carrying a miniature headbanger due to drop any day now. The compact 29-year-old Wentz, with that trademark heavy eyeliner that made him look a little like Ranger Rick’s emo son, was off the market, and only one woman would be able to touch that bartskull tattoo on his pelvis … There would always be sweet memories of unwisely doffed jeans, cameraphone photos, and playful onstage boy-on-boy kisses, likely to disappear now that former preacher Joe Simpson is Wentz’s father-in-law. But no girl pop singer can stand between a swooning fan and her music—a good thing, since Fall Out Boy has just released its latest record, Folie à Deux.

ELLE: Do you remember your first sexual yearnings?
PETE WENTZ: They were for Cheetara, the girl from ThunderCats. She was really fast and had this baton that would extend.
ELLE: Are ThunderCats actually cats? Were your first sexual feelings for an animal?
PW: No, they’re aliens from the planet Thundera that land on a planet called Third Earth. I could get so nerdy on you.
ELLE: Did you have any odd misconceptions about sexuality as a youngster?
PW: I wasn’t sure where the girl’s genitalia sat compared to males. I wish I’d had GPS in high school because I had no clue where I was going.
ELLE: You did realize it was located in the groin area, right?
PW: Yeah, but I guess on a man it feels like it’s closer to the belly button. On a girl, it’s farther down. I’ll be honest: I was a superlate bloomer, and I was kind of a prude. I always wanted to be able to keep the number of people I’ve had sex with very low, because I never wanted to have to tell my future wife, “Oh, yeah, I was with 30 people.”
ELLE: You’re saying you wanted to keep your number under 30?
PW: Absolutely. I’m a bit of a tease. I’d make out with a lot of people but not go beyond that. Girls who actually don’t get you who were sure they could get you appreciate you on a different level. The ones who you don’t do it with keep calling you back.
ELLE: If you could have a do-over with any event in your life that involved a woman, what would it be?
PW: I wish I had never taken naked pictures of myself on a phone to send to a girl. It’s the worst thing ever.
ELLE: Well, admittedly, like millions of others, I’ve seen these photos. But if a picture of your penis is going to get leaked online, you could do much worse than yours.
PW: Oh, thank you. I appreciate that. But at the time, I wanted to find a cave and hang out there for the rest of my life and be a cave painter and eat dirt.
ELLE: I don’t want you to think I lingered on the photo, but I did notice that you looked groomed down there.
PW: The manscaping? Honestly, I felt slightly overgrown in those pictures. If I had taken them for public consumption, I would have done it differently—groomed a little closer, better lighting.
ELLE: So-called guyliner: What are the most common mistakes associated with it?
PW: Wearing it to the point where people only recognize you as “that guy who wears eyeliner.” I don’t really wear it anymore because of that.

LOL … Pete is awesome. I’m glad that he is finally able to talk about those P33N pics and offer a bit of jest. I understand the poor guy was really pretty destroyed when those photos leaked to the web … and I have to agree with the Elle interviewer, as far as P33N pics go — his aren’t too shabby ;)

Oh and about that baby that his wife Ashlee Simpson is supposed to be birthin’ … yeah, it ain’t here yet … so, to pass the time, Pete made his way out to a Borders bookstore in SoCal yesterday to pick up a few things to help him pass the time:

LOL … so while Ashlee was back at the hospital (or wherever she is these days) jumpin’ around to get her baby to come out of her, Pete‘s been bizzy shopping for books/DVDs/CDs. Love it. Hopefully we’ll be hearing of the baby’s birth soon … all this waiting is driving me crazy.

[Photo credit: X17; Source]

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‘Sherlock Holmes’ Filming Moves To Liverpool, UK

Checking in with RJD and the Jude'stache

Filming on the new Guy Ritchie-directed big screen adaptation of Sherlock Holmes has moved to Liverpool this week as new scenes were shot yesterday. Here are new pics of Robert Downey, Jr. (as Sherlock Holmes) and Jude Law (as Watson) doing their thing on set this week:

Altho these photos aren’t quite as exhilarating as the pics we saw last month of RDJ leaping from tall buildings in a single bound, it’s always nice to see the man in action. It is also very nice to see the Jude’stache in action as well. No word on how much longer the movie will be filmed in the UK but I suspect they’ve still got a bit of work left to get done before they can call it a wrap. The guys are lookin’ good tho … of all the celebs rockin’ the porn’stache these days, I think Jude is my fave.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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’24: Redemption’ Premieres

The stars of the '24' season 7 prequel walk the red carpet

Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Carlyle, Gil Bellows and Cherry Jones were among the celebs who came out to AMC Theatres – Empire 25 in NYC last night for the world premiere of 24: Redemption, the 2-hour TV movie prequel that will bridge the gap from season 6 to season 7. You may recall that earlier this month, Kiefer and some of these same celebs made an appearance at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA at a photography exhibit to promote the TV movie and last night they did a bit more promo work in NYC … clearly, these folks want you to watch this movie when it debuts on FOX this Sunday November 23 at 8PM ;) Here are a few pics from the red carpet last night:

From the press release: The wait is finally over! The highly anticipated two-hour television event takes place in Africa (shot on location) where Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is working at a school in Africa. He is called upon to stop a ruthless warlord from drafting innocent children into his murderous militia. At home, it’s inauguration day for President-elect Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones) while malevolent mastermind Jonas Hodges (Jon Voight) fans the flames of the international crisis. Setting the stage and raising the stakes for the upcoming season, Bauer faces decisions and sacrifices that will change his life forever in the heart-pounding 24: REDEMPTION.

Trust me, you do not want to miss this TV movie. I was very lucky to be able to preview 24: Redemption in full last month and, as a diehard 24 fan, I loved it. The movie is a bit of a depature from the usual 24 fare but it really does set up the next season very nicely. Having seen the TV movie already, I’m even more excited for the next season to get underway … I suspect that y’all will feel the same after you watch the prequel movie when it airs this coming Sunday night. Jack Bauer is back, bitches! Finally!!!

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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Paris Hilton, Benji Madden Each Flying Solo

Dunzo for shizzle

Yesterday we first learned from a couple of sources that the fairytale romance betwixt Paris Hilton and Benji Madden was over and today People (as well as US Weekly) magazine is also reporting the same news. Altho neither rep for Paris or Benji offered official comment, People is citing a “source close to Hilton” with their report that the couple have truly called it quits. Here are a few pics of both Benji (at Bardot nightclub) and Paris (at Crown Bar) out and about in SoCal last night … alone:

Paris Hilton and Benji Madden’s romance is over. The pair split a few days ago after more than nine months of dating, a source close to Hilton tells PEOPLE. “She is saddened by the breakup but they’re just too different and they wanted different things in life,” says a source close to Hilton. “He was loyal and sweet but it was time to take a break.” Reps for both Hilton and Madden could not be reached for comment. On Nov. 15, Paris was photographed getting cozy with ex-boyfriend Stavros Niarchos at nightspot Mokai in Miami. The Hilton friend says the two were simply engaged in a close but friendly conversation. “In no way are they romantic, nor do they want to get back together,” the source says. And on Tuesday night, Hilton and Madden partied separately in L.A. – Hilton danced on top of a couch at Apple Lounge, while Madden was spotted at hotspot Coco de Ville with Nicole Richie, who dates his twin brother Joel Madden.

Honestly, I never really saw these two together … when I first heard the news that they were dating, I immediately discounted the report as rumor and conjecture. When it became obvs that the couple were actually dating, well, I didn’t really have much to say about it. The couple did stay together longer than I thought that they would but I had a feeling they wouldn’t be able to make it last (it is a bit curious that the couple started dating right before her MTV show started filming and are breaking up right as it is about to end). Benji is an amazing guy … seriously, one of the downest people I’ve ever had the fortune to know. I hope that he will be able to find true love for reals … and I have *no doubt* that Paris will be able to find a new love interest without any difficulty. Do y’all think this is a good thing?

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

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David Beckham Takes In A Lakers Game Sans Family

But he wasn't totally alone

David Beckham, who has taken up residence inside the Staples Center over the past few weeks it seems, was on hand to cheer on the LA Lakers again this week … but this time, he did not bring along either his children or his wife … nor did he meet up with any celebrity friends. No, this time, Becks took in the game all by himself:

BUT … he wasn’t alone for long … you may note that there are empty seats next to Becks. After the jump, check out who joined Becks at the Staples Center for this Lakers game … More »

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