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The Beckham-TomKat Bunch Take Manhattan By Storm

One big happy family

Thanksgiving is a time to be with family but it is also a time to be with friends as well … here are a bunch of pics of very famous friends Les Beckhams (David, Victoria, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz) and TomKat (Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Suri Holmes-Cruise) hanging out together ALL OVER NYC yesterday after the Beckham clan flew cross country to spend Thanksgiving in the Big Apple. From hanging out at the TomKat NYC home to catching a performance of Katie‘s play All My Sons on Broadway to a big ol’ family dinner at Il Cantinori, the Beckham-TomKat Bunch really took over NYC yesterday:


The Cruises were among the first to welcome the Beckham clan to America, but for more than five months the two families have not been photographed together. But any rift between Hollywood’s biggest celebrity families appears to be healed as the couples celebrated Thanksgiving eve. David and Victoria Beckham and their three sons were pictured with Tom Cruise and his older children Connor and Isabella. Tom’s wife Katie Holmes and their two-year-old daughter Suri were absent from the gathering. But after meeting Tom in downtown New York the Beckhams left their sons with a babysitter while they went to watch Katie in her hit Broadway play All My Sons … Later, the whole clan – Katie included – headed off for dinner at Il Cantinori. Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in the American calendar, traditionally marked by a family celebration, so to be spending it together perhaps marks a resurgence of the close friendship the Beckhams once enjoyed with the Cruises. After initially being pictured constantly together – be it shopping, eating out or publicly supporting each other’s work – the relationship between the two families apparently soured. This was rumoured to be because the Beckhams had refused to consider joining the Scientology religion – a subject close to Tom’s heart. There were also reports Katie and Victoria were caught up in a feud over a Vogue front cover. The fashionable friends apparently fell out after the former Dawson’s Creek actress became jealous after Posh was asked to appear on the front cover of the top magazine.

To be honest, I never really bought the whole idea that the Beckhams and Cruise-Holmeses were feuding. These people are hella bizzy all the time and I suspect it’s very difficult for them to all coordinate their schedules in order to hang out together. As much as I like to give them grief sometimes, I really do love seeing these two families when they are hanging out together. I suspect it’s difficult for the rich and powerful to make “normal” friends so it makes sense that they were gravitate towards other rich and powerful folks. I can’t even imagine what sorts of mindless banter they have to talk about across the dinner table … what do YOU suppose these ridiculously wealthy/famous people will talk about and give thanks for at the Thanksgiving dinner table today?

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

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Celebs On A ‘Mission’ This Thanksgiving

Giving back to those in need

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! I hope that all y’all are able to spend some time today with loved ones on this happy occasion or, at the very least, are able to enjoy a relaxing and lazy day whatever you choose to do today — wherever in the world. I am in Connecticut for a few days to spend time with David’s family … so posting today will be light.

Here are a few pics of some of the celebs who made their way out to the Crossroads of Hope Mission in Los Angeles, CA yesterday to generously donate of their time in order to help serve food to those in need. This annual event usually takes place outside but because of the massive rain that pummeled LA yesterday (in buckets, I saw it) the event had to be moved indoors:


Thousands of less-fortunate people had a happy Thanksgiving a day early as celebrities and elected officials made their annual trek to Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles to help distribute holiday meals. Acting legend Kirk Douglas and his wife, Anne, again hosted the annual holiday meal at the Los Angeles Mission. An estimated 2,500 to 3,000 people c2owded into the Mission, which was moved inside because of the rain. “We’re going to be tight,” said Al Rossi, one of the mission’s directors. As celebrities filed into the Mission’s dining room, dozens of photographers crowded around, lighting the room up with a strobe of camera flashes fit for a red carpet. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spooned mixed vegetables onto plates while super model Cindy Crawford scooped mashed potatoes on his left and Kirk Douglas handled other traditional Thanksgiving fixings on his right. Several younger celebrities showed up, including “High School Musical” star Corbin Bleu, who has volunteered at the Mission before. “I’m a very blessed man, and at this time right now it’s just important to be able to give back what God has given to me,” Bleu said. Actors Wilmer Valderrama, Neal McDonough, Nora Zehetner, Joe Campana and model-turned-actress Natasha Alam carried plates out to the event’s attendees. “It’s taking actors back to their roots,” Campana said. “It takes you back to your waiter days.” In addition to the free meal, homeless attendees received free foot exams and health checks.

As always, I am so impressed that these celebs made the effort to give so selflessly of their time in order to help those who are less fortunate. Some of the celebs who came out this year came out last year and the year before that. It’s a very cool thing to see that some celebs are aware of how fortunate they are and they seem willing to give back year after year. These volunteers really show what the Thanksgiving spirit is all about. It’s a great sight to see!

[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin; Source]

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Guess Who’s Shoppin’ For Thanksgiving Dinner

For all this bounty, we give thanks

Here is a fun game to get us in the Thanksgiving holiday spirit … can you guess which celeb who has been enjoying a renewed taste of fame this year was snapped making their way out of a SoCal grocery story yesterday with a shopping cart full of supplies that will, most likely, be turned into a big Thanksgiving Day feast?


Because the face in this photo is SO unrecognizable, I didn’t even think it was necessary to cover it with a star. I swear it’s not Michael Jackson … but I can tell you that it is a woman. After the jump, find out who it is … More »

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Britney Spears Prepares For An Important Live Performance In Germany

Achtung!

Yesterday we saw photos of our dear Britney Spears causing a commotion at LAX airport here in LA as she made her way to Germany where she is scheduled to appear and PERFORM at the Bambi Awards in Düsseldorf, Germany tomorrow night. Here are a couple pics of Brit Brit leaving rehearsals in Germany yesterday ahead of her first live performance in about a year’s time:


I’m not entirely sure what Britney is scheduled to perform at the Bambi Awards but I suspect that since she is performing Womanizer on both Star Academy in France and on X-Factor in the UK later on this week (and presumably on Good Morning America next Tuesday) she will also be performing the same song/routine in Germany. Tomorrow night’s performance will be Britney‘s first since her disastrous debacle at the 2007 MTV VMAs last year. While I have no doubt that she is in a much better position this year to put on a killer performance, I’m still a bit nervous to see this performance. I’m sure she’s got it in her to pull it off … do you?

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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Miley Cyrus & Justin Gaston Start Dressing Alike

Gag me with a spoon

The hottest new “it” non-couple comprised of (the finally) 16-year old Miley Cyrus and (the still) 20-year old underwear model Justin Gaston got all color-coordinated when they stepped out together in Glendale, CA earlier this week with her family. Have Jiley decided that they’ve finally reached the point in their non-relationship where they have to start dressing alike?


In actuality, Jiley and co. were all wearing black outfits because they were making their way into a funeral … something you might not have guessed judging by the happy looks on their faces. But lest you think it was a day of (presumed) sadness for the young lurvers pals, the crew quickly made their way from the funeral home to lunch at Rockycola Cafe before heading over to CBS Studios for Miley‘s performance on Dancing with the Stars — in their Porsche. I mean, except for the funeral, it sounds like it was a pretty fun day. After the jump, check out one more photo of hottie Justin Gaston lookin’ all hawt in his black outfit … More »

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‘Cadillac Records’ Premieres

This year's 'Dreamgirls'?

Academy Award winner Adrien Brody and Academy Award nominee Beyoncé Knowles were joined by others at the Los Angeles premiere of their new movie Cadillac Records which took place at The Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA Monday night. Here are a few pics from the red carpet arrivals:


The cast boasts Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony winners — and a group of up-and-comers that’s a veritable Who’s Who of young Hollywood — but it was for the producer of the flick that traffic stopped last night outside the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, where “Cadillac Records” held its world premiere. OK, it doesn’t hurt when you’re a producer that also stars in the film — and it really doesn’t hurt when your name is Beyoncé Knowles. But if she was the highlight of a red carpet which also included co-stars Jeffrey Wright, Columbus Short, Adrien Brody and Gabrielle Union, chances are Beyoncé didn’t see it that way — which was exactly what made her so much fun to work with in the first place. Beyoncé came to get down, like everyone else did. She came in with no ego,” Wright beamed of Mrs. Carter to MTV News. “She just was so willing to let it out and be vulnerable and emotionally present. We were all part of an ensemble that came to smoke — that came to celebrate that music.” “I think she really did the work, and it shows,” added Short. “She deserves kudos for it. She deserves a round of applause.” She’ll likely get much, much more — already being pegged as a possible Oscar nominee for her performance as Etta James, a role for which she reportedly gained 15 pounds. As Short explained to MTV News last February, the film follows the flood of musicians who populated and made famous the hallowed halls of Chess Records, where singers like Chuck Berry (Mos Def), Muddy Waters (Wright) and, yes, Miss James got their start. But while the many who walked the carpet couldn’t hold back their praise for her, the 27-year-old superstar told MTV she was waiting for the good news from just one more spectator before she could call it a day. Luckily for her, that one person — Etta James herself — was in attendance. “She is! Just imagine!” a nervous Beyoncé squealed, half in delight, half in fear. “She’s one of my heroes, and I always loved her voice, but now knowing what she’s been through, she’s one of my heroes. I’m not sure if she thought [I would be good] as her. I’m very, very nervous. And now? “I actually spoke with her and she told me, ‘I loved you from the first time you sung,’ ” Beyoncé beamed … “Cadillac Records” opens December 5.

You know, you gotta love the moxy that Beyoncé has to play the roles of people who are still living (unofficially, she portrayed Diana Ross on screen in Dreamgirls and now she plays Etta James in Cadillac). It would be a daunting notion to play living people on screen even if you were a highly celebrated actor … let alone someone the caliber of Beyoncé. I give her props, tho … she goes after what she wants and, 9 times out of 10, gets it. It remains to be seen if this movie will be loved by the audience as much as Dreamgirls was but it does have that same feel about it … no? I, for one, am very interested to see if B has the chops to pull off playing the role of the legendary Etta James. I’m also very interested to see if her acting prowess has improved since the last time we saw her in theaters. Do y’all think she is capable of winning an Oscar this time around?

[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin; Source]

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Kingston James & Zuma Nesta Visit With Santa Claus

It's about that time

Here are a few SUPERCUTE pics of Gwen Stefani with her sons Kingston James McGregor and Zuma Nesta Rock at The Grove here in LA yesterday as they waited in line (with hubby/daddy Gavin Rossdale) to see and take photos with Santa Claus:


Awww. How much you wanna bet that those adorable little crocheted hats are handmade either by Gwen or someone in her family/friend circle? I can’t even believe how big Zuma Nesta has grown already … the kid is the cutest little butterball ever! It looks the holidays are going to be very special for the Stefani-Rossdales — with Zuma celebrating his first Thanksgiving and Xmas, the family has much to be thankful/joyful for this year. Ain’t it just so precious?

[Photo credit: X17]

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Will Lance Bass Be Crowned The ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Champion?

Lawd, I hope so

The final 3 sets of contestants danced their hearts out on Dancing with the Stars last night and all that is left now is for America to learn the results. I have been quietly rooting for Lance Bass to win the whole enchilada from the start … and, apparently, I am not alone in thinking that he can win. BUT, Brooke Burke is beloved by the judges and has a very good chance of securing the win for herself. In a few hours, all of our questions will be answered … but in the meantime, let’s take a look a couple pics of Lance backstage on the set of DTWS lookin’ too orange NOT to win ;)


This is the face of a winner, y’all. Now, I have no idea who is going to win but I really do hope it’s Lance. After all, I can’t bear the thought of Lance losing and then crying off all of this bronzer/make-up on live TV. What do y’all think? Who do YOU think is gonna win the Dancing with the Stars trophy tonight?

[Photo credit: INFdaily]

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Benji Madden Recuperates In Las Vegas

Newly single and back in the game

Benji Madden, who just recently broke up with his most recent girlfriend Paris Hilton, spent part of this past weekend getting over his broken heart by doing some of the things that he loves best — DJing and partying with his friends. Here are a couple pics of Benji at Wasted Space inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV this weekend doing the damn thing … lookin’ fine all the while:


I understand that Benji and his peeps showed up at Wasted Space at around 11PM Sunday night and Benji got on the decks to DJ at around 12:30AM. After entertaining the crowd with his phat beats for about an hour, Benji and his crew (which included Carey Hart) made their way to Body English to watch KRS-One perform there. It’s great seeing Benj looking so good so soon after his break-up. Irregardless of whether or not WE think it’s for the best, I’m sure he may be having a tough time dealing with it. I hope that we get to see a lot more of happy and single Benji Madden :)

[Photo credit: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino]

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A New Lady For Robert Pattinson?

Hide thine eyes, Bella Swan

Now that Twilight is a bona fide smash hit movie and has begun a movie franchise that will likely rule the box office for years to come, Robert Pattinson has instantly become something of a heartthrob. Millions of girls the world over dream of being with a guy like R. Pattz (er, well, actually with Pattinson‘s character Edward Cullen) so it makes sense that folks might interested in who he may be romantically involved with … like, say, this mysterious young lady who was seen sneaking out of the Chateau Marmont with Robert Pattinson last night after a night of revelry …


Is this just a friend thing? Is it more? And just who, pray tell, is this lovely young chicky hanging out with everyone’s favorite vamp du jour? HMMMMM?

BTW: I will be posting the winner of the Twilight Prize Pack contest on Thanksgiving Day :) Be on the lookout!

[Photo credit: X17]

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