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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!!!

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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?

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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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Beyoncé Hosts A ‘Gotham’ Gala

The girl's got balls

Beyoncé was lookin’ her Sasha Fiercest at Escape nightclub in NYC last when as she hosted Gotham magazine’s annual gala extravaganza. While Ms. Thang was lookin’ pretty damn slick in her curve-huggin’ dress, I find that I am WAY too preoccupied by those massively huge Chanel balls she’s got dangling from her earlobes:

Again, I should stress that I have NO IDEA what the Gotham gala was celebratin’ (an issue release, perhaps?) but I am really taken with B‘s ensemble. She looks really amazing in this dress … but I just can’t get over those ridic earrings. They look like they belong on an Xmas tree rather than hanging from someone’s ears. I’m afraid I cannot endorse her choice of accessories but the rest of her looks damn hot.

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Madonna To Become The New Face Of Louis Vuitton

The 'Material Girl' signs on for a new $10 million dollar campaign

The New York Post is reporting that Madonna has signed on to be the new face of Louis Vuitton‘s 2009 ad campaign. You know, I thought it was very interesting that Madonna — who isn’t a big purse carrier like some of the other high profile celebrity women — started carrying around a garishly orange LV purse in recent weeks (like, for example, when she emerged from the Kabbalah Centre in SoCal last week) … and now, I guess we know why … for a reported $10 million bucks, her Madgesty is gonna be seen totin’ around LV purses all year long next year:

MADONNA is being paid handsomely to be the new face of Louis Vuitton’s 2009 marketing campaign. The pop queen, who’s getting divorced from Guy Ritchie over issues ranging from sex to kabbalah water, is raking in $10 million for her modeling gig, sources told Page Six. And, despite online buzz that the shoot would be done by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, WWD reports the nod went to legendary Steven Meisel, who did Madonna’s notorious 1992 book, “Sex.” Madonna was seen last weekend cozying up with Vuitton designer Marc Jacobs at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, discussing the clothing. Madonna’s rep declined to comment.

I understand that Maddy sat for a new photoshoot in SoCal on the same day that she was snapped carting around this LV purse from the Kabbalah Centre. While I think the shoot prolly wasn’t for her new LV campaign, I’m pretty sure it won’t be long before those photos get snapped. I can’t wait to see them … Madonna + Steven Meisel + Louis Vuitton = Woot!

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‘GQ’ Magazine Honors The ‘Men Of The Year’ For 2008

More hot men on the way

While People magazine is honoring its annual list of the Sexiest Men Alive today, GQ magazine has compiled its own list of men to honor as well. Both male and female celebs made their way out to the Chateau Marmont in LA, CA last night to enjoy GQ magazine’s 2008 Men Of The Year Partybestowing top honors to Leonardo DiCaprio and John Malcovich. Here are a few pics from the red carpet arrivals last night:

Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and John Malkovich walked away with top awards at this year’s GQ Men of the Year ceremony. The Body Of Lies star picked up the Leading Man Trophy, while Malkovich was named Mad Genius of the Year at the men’s magazine awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Tuesday. President-elect Barack Obama was given the nod as Game Changer of the Year, actor Jon Hamm was handed the Breakout award and Olympic champion Michael Phelps took home the ultimate accolade for Golden Boy of the Year. The glittering party attracted some of Hollywood’s brightest male stars, including DiCaprio, Zac Efron, Adam Brody and Aaron Eckhart. And although the annual celebration recognizes leading men, the ladies were out in full force too, with Megan Fox, Rosario Dawson and Elisha Cuthbert turning out for the red carpet bash. The main list of winners is as follows:

Leading Man: Leonardo DiCaprio
Game Changer: Barack Obama
Breakout: Jon Hamm
Golden Boy: Michael Phelps
Mad Genius of the Year: John Malkovich
Obsession of the Year: Megan Fox
Drama Queen of the Year: Sean Penn
Screen Idol of the Year: James Franco
Tough Guys of the Year: The Wire Writers
Mogul of the Year: Seth MacFarlane
Prick of the Year: Gordon Ramsay

While I don’t necessarily agree with this list of honorees as I did with the People magazine list, there are a few winners that I am in complete agreement with — Barack Obama, Megan Fox, James Franco. After the jump, check out a few more photos from the red carpet arrivals last night — there is more hotness to be had … More »

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‘Australia’ Premieres In OZ

The world premiere

The sweeping new Baz Luhrmann film Australia had its world premiere debut at the George Street Greater Union Cinemas in Sydney, Australia yesterday and was attended, of course, by the movie’s principal stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman (just named by People magazine as the Sexiest Man Alive). Described as the Aussie Gone With the Wind (in that the movie is grand, larger than life and romantic), Australia is set in WWII Northern OZ and throws together two characters that initially butt heads and then, naturally, fall in love over the course of the film. Here are a few pics from the red carpet arrivals from yesterday’s world premiere:

Red carpets were rolled out in Sydney and the dusty outback on Tuesday for the world premiere of the epic movie “Australia” which aims to showcase the rugged continent, its history and indigenous people to the world. Director Baz Luhrmann’s ambitious and grandly named film, the most expensive made in Australia, was released amid a blaze of publicity and a race to finish the movie on time. Australian co-stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman have both carved out lucrative Hollywood careers but wanted to work with Luhrmann, a perfectionist who was so busy editing the film until the last moment that the cast did not see it before the premiere. “I knew we would get there but it has been a long time,” Jackman told Reuters as he walked the red carpet in Sydney, while screenings were held in three other Australian locations. The two-hour 40-minute long movie, which is reported to have cost News Corp’s 20th Century Fox about US$130 million, is a World War Two drama set in stunning Australian landscape. An English aristocrat (Kidman) travels to Australia and joins forces with a “drover” or cowboy (Jackman) and an Aboriginal child to drive a herd of cattle across Australia, falling in love along the way. Australia is pinning high hopes on the romantic adventure, which Luhrmann said he had filmed in the style of “Gone With The Wind” hoping to make his mark on Australian film history, but it remained to be seen if it would draw audiences globally. “There will be some (bad reviews), and there will be some people who really embrace it,” said Luhrmann, admitting spending such a large amount on an old-fashioned style movie was a risk. Early reviews from Australian critics were mixed, with David Stratton in The Australian writing it was not the hoped-for masterpiece while Jim Schembri in The Sydney Morning Herald said it was good but not destined to be a classic — and way too long … Kidman, 41, who worked with Luhrmann on his last and third movie “Moulin Rouge” in 2001, said making “Australia” was a “once in a lifetime thing” for her. “Rarely do you get a make a film that you have dreamed of doing since you were little, which will be part of Australian cinema,” said Kidman. “This is a celebration for me and hopefully for this country.” The movie also focuses on “the stolen generation,” when tens of thousands of Aboriginal children were taken away from their families between the 1880s and 1960s to be raised by whites. Australia’s new Labor government this year issued a long-sought formal apology to Aborigines for past injustices, heralding a new era in race relations in the nation … Luhrmann said the release of the film in the same year as the national apology was coincidental, but in light of the apology, he felt he had to work the message into the story. “Australia” opens in the United States and Australia on November 26, and in Britain on December 26.

I really love all of Lurhmann‘s films … he has an eye for making really inventive and exciting films that not only entertain but also look really beautiful. I became a fan of his with William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet and count Moulin Rouge as one of my all-time fave films. I am very excited to see this movie (I understand there is a scene in the film where Hugh Jackman dumps a bucket of water on his half-nekkid body … being well aware of how the man looks while half-nekkid and wet, I’m game) but am going in without any high expectations. The movie sounds grand but, for me, it doesn’t have to be a timeless classic that will last the ages. I’m just a fan of Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Baz Luhrmann — what more could I want? I’ll deffo see this movie when it opens next week … mebbe I’ll run into one of you in the popcorn line?

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Christian Siriano Turns 23 Years Old

Birthday lurve!

Project Runway season 4 winner Christian Siriano celebrated his 23rd birthday in NYC last night at a surprise birthday party thrown in his honor at Citrine nightclub. His boyfriend (not fiancée) Brad Walsh orchestrated the happy affair and arraged for Ultragrrrl and The MisShapes to provide the party music. Here are a few pics from the red carpet last night:

I think it’s safe to say that Christian is among the most beloved contestants from Project Runway so I think there are many folks out there who will join me in wishing the fierce designer a Happy Birthday. Siriano has been running around like crazy in the past few months and is even considering a guest appearance on Gossip Girl in the near future (despite the fact that E! claims that he and Walsh are “engaged”, I can assure you that they are not … yet). It’s clear that Christian is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon … and the lad just turned a mere 23 years old! OY! He’s gonna need that youthful spunk because he’s got a long career ahead of him. I hope you had a very Happy Birthday, Christian … I can’t wait to see where you pop up next!!

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Guess Who’s Rockin’ The Porn’stache

This one's a killer

Can you guess which hawt Hollywood actor has become the latest male celeb to get on board with the new facial hair trend?

This guy enjoys fame on the small screen but not on network TV. Additionally, he set tongues wagging when it was discovered that he is dating his on-screen sister in real life. After the jump, find out who it is and check out more pics of this guy’s new ‘stached look … More »


Amy Winehouse Brings The Beehive Back

Not necessarily a good thing

A somewhat more put together looking Amy Winehouse was spotted on the streets of London, England this week looking a fright better than she did the last time we saw her here on the blog. And look! She’s decided to bring her trademark beehive back:

Tho her new/old ‘do makes her look more like a cracked out Tammy Wynette (circa 1958) rather than the Amy Winehouse we’re most familiar with. I kinda hate it. What do y’all think?

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