Rolls her own, apparently
Mischa Barton got snapped enjoying a little smoke recently at a trendy LA hot spot or, more appropriately, we can call the place a joint. Miss Mischa got caught rolling her own cigarette and was spied puffin’ on said hand-rolled cig … tho it’s impossible to know with certainty what exactly she was smokin’ in that cig … behold:
Now, we all know that Mischa has had problems in the past with substance abuse. She was arrested for drunk driving but managed to plea bargain her way out of serving any jailtime. I’m CERTAIN that Mischa would not want to jeopardize her freedom by doing something stupid like smoking an illegal substance in public view of anyone who happened to be standing near her (with a camera, BTW) at a club. I’m gonna assume that Mischa was merely smoking a hand-rolled tobacco cigarette … cuz, she’s not dumb enough to puff on a marijuana cigarette in public … right?
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BUT, reveals that he does want to make the temp move to play soccer in Italy
David Beckham and the LA Galaxy played their last game of the MLS soccer season yesterday in Carson, CA and altho the match ended in a 2-2 tie with FC Dallas, Becks and the boys were in a celebratory mood … well, mebbe Becks was more celebratory than the rest of the Galaxy squad but, nonetheless, everyone seemed happy. The good news is that Becks put minds at ease by promising that his future lies with the LA Galaxy (er, the future duration of his multi-million dollar contract, that is) but at a press conference with reporters confirmed his desire to make the temporary move to Italy to play for AC Milan there during the MLS off-season. Here are pics of Becks at yesterday’s game and an update on his career plans:
David Beckham insists he will stay with the Los Angeles Galaxy regardless of any possible loan to Italian power AC Milan. “At the end of the day, my commitment is still to the Galaxy and that’s not changed,” Beckham said after training Saturday. “But I’ve been given a chance to join up with one of the biggest clubs in the world, so I’m going to do that. “The Galaxy are not against it. They’ve made that clear. They said that if I want to do that, then they’re prepared to let me go there on loan until our season.” AC Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani said last week he wants to bring Beckham to Italy on a loan and possibly sign him. If the loan takes place, Beckham would arrive in January. “At the end of the day, it’s looking like it could happen,” Beckham said. “Hopefully, it will be finalized in the next week or two.” Major League Soccer Deputy Commissioner Ivan Gazidis said Thursday that the loan would be approved only if it “makes sense” for the Galaxy and Beckham, who signed a five-year contract worth $250 million in January 2007. One issue concerns whether Beckham will return to Los Angeles for the Galaxy’s preseason in March or for the first regular-season game. “At the moment, it’s not even certain yet,” Beckham said of the loan. “We’re still talking to Milan. It’s (for) a two-month spell, maybe a little bit longer.” Galaxy forward Landon Donovan, who has talked about possibly playing in Europe after this season, criticized the timing of Beckham’s pursuit of a loan agreement. “Candidly, yes,” Donovan said when asked if the timing bothered him. “It doesn’t make anything better and it doesn’t worsen anything. But it would have been nice to wait. I’m waiting until after Sunday to see what happens.” … Beckham, 33, has said he wants to play for England in the 2010 World Cup. But England coach Fabio Capello said he would consider the midfielder for future qualifying games only if he trains consistently and plays at a high level. “Footballers don’t have four months off in any league in the world, apart from here,” Beckham said of MLS’s offseason. “My body is programmed not to have so much time off. I need to play.”
I understand that Italian news reports for the past week have been that the deal was done and that Becks WOULD be coming to play for AC Milan in January. You may recall that the LA Times revealed last week that when this new “loan out” report was making the rounds, the brass at the LA Galaxy had no idea what was going on. It really does sound like Becks may have been working out this deal on his own without cluing in the Galaxy. Something tells me what David Beckham wants, David Beckham gets. He’ll, most likely, be spending the first months of January as an AC Milan fútboler.
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Brings the folks along with her
Little darling Harlow Winter took her parents pumpkin picking yesterday so that she could being preparations for her first Halloween celebration. Because the pumpkins she was most interested in weighed more than she does, daddy Joel Madden had to tag along to do all the heavy lifting. Mama Nicole Richie was brought along as well to do the Harlow carrying:
Clearly, little Miss Harlow had no interest in following the Hollywood trend of celeb kids procuring their Halloween pumpkins from Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Beverly Hills, CA and decided to have her folks take her to a less trendy pumpkin picking location. You can already tell that she’s teeming with that indie spirit that her father has. I’m not sure if we’re going to be privy to Harlow‘s first Halloween costume but whatever she may dress-up as, I’m sure it’ll be absolutely adorable.
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The TV Guide
Yesterday afternoon I made my way out to The Golden Apple comic book store on Melrose Ave. here in LA for an in-store appearance by Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and comic artist Tim Sale for the launch of their new comic book series Rest. I was very happy to see that a few hundred folks also came out for the comic book release event. Here are a few pics from yesterday’s fun:
When I arrived, the line of folks who came out for the event stretched down the street and around the block, it was very cool. I was fortunate enough to get to hang out with Milo‘s best friends Dino and Russ (some of you may know that they, along with Milo, are the founding members of the Divide Social Club) for the duration of the in-store appearance. I got to meet a few Pink readers and, after the event was finished, I also got to snap a pic with Milo himself. After the jump, check out a few more fun pics including a VERY COOL VIDEO of Milo‘s arrival at yesterday’s event … More »
Where in the world will Jiley turn up?
Miley Cyrus and her older 20-year old manfriend and underwear model Justin Gaston emerged from her SoCal abode yesterday (where “Friends” are “Always Welcome” according to the sign in front of the house) and made their way to LAX Airport to depart for destination: unknown. Never fret, dear readers who still find it terribly odd that a 15-year old girl is allowed by her parents to be “friendly” with a 20-year old man, Miley‘s father Billy Ray Cyrus was along to chaperone the young’ns to the airport:
Earlier this week, it was reported that Miley — who has yet to actually turn 16 years old, BTW — is lookin’ to move out of her parent’s home and possibly into a place of her own … with Justin Gaston. Truth be told, I don’t believe this report at all. While her parents may be find with whatever the hell is going on with Justin, I cannot believe that they would allow her to live on her own at such a young age — with or without Justin. If if, for some insane reason, they were cool with their daughter living with anyone on her own, I cannot believe that it would happen if only for the way the young Disney star would look to the public. That’s not to say that Miley may not still buy a second home (to “hang out” in sometimes away from her parents) but I don’t see her actually moving out of her parent’s home … not yet. Clearly, traveling together is not off limits, tho. It’s unclear if Jiley actually jetted off together or if Justin merely accompanied her to the airport (he tends to get left at home to hang out with her family a lot) but … things in their relationship seem just as steadfast (and WEIRD!) as ever. Ain’t lurve grand?
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In Kabbalah She Trust
Here are new pics of Madonna and her children Lourdes and David Banda (little Rocco was there as well but he was hidden behind his mum scrum) making their way out of the Kabbalah Centre in NYC yesterday after attending services. Altho they look a bit dour-faced, it seems clear that Madge and her children remain resolute in their unity in the wake of the sad news of the dissolution of her marriage:
Honestly, it looks like biz as usual for Maddy and the kids. Even when she was “happily married” to Guy, the sight of Madonna and the kids making their way into and out of various Kabbalah Centres on a weekly basis was the norm. There are some reports that Kabbalah actually played a big role in the demise of the Madonna-Guy marriage (ie. that Guy wasn’t fully on board with the religious practice) but only the two of them know the truth reasons for the end of their union. As strong as Madonna is, I still feel sad that her marriage didn’t work out. I really believe that she and Guy were truly happy for a long time … for much of their 7 1/2 year marriage. She may not like to show it but I’m sure she’s hurting … deep down inside … somewhere. But, again, she is a rock and I know she’ll be totally fine after all is said and done. At least, that’s what she’ll make sure we all see on the outside.
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A sign of things to come
Hugh Hefner opened up his Playboy Mansion playhouse to the media this week to show off a preview of the haunted Halloween decorations and attractions that will be on display at the Manse for his annual Halloween Celebration Extravaganza. On hand with the Hefster were his newly appointed girlfriends, twin sisters Kristina and Karissa Shannon, and his soon-to-be ex-girlfriends Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson. The playboy and his bunnies managed to get into costume for the media preview event … behold:
I gotta say … I’m not really a fan of the Shannon sisters but they and Hef really outdid themselves with their Halloween costumes. Never before have I seen such an appropriate and life-like guise like the one we see here. Their costumes really bring out a hidden truth that I think we’ve all seen from the first day we were introduced to them … brills! The Girls Next Door, on the otherhand, look really cute in their costumes. For me, there is an air of sadness tho … that they are still hanging around the mansion, playing nice with Hefner and his new romantic interests so soon after being replaced. It shows that they are good sports, I guess, but also hints that they’ve really got nothing else going on. I hope they are able to break away from the whole Playboy thing and move on to live successful lives. But Halloween stops for no bunny so it looks like it’s full steam ahead!
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Back on her feet after being hospitalized last week
Earlier this week, we learned that Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen was recently hospitalized here in LA after coming down with a “life threatening” throat infection. I am happy to report that Taylor has already recovered enough to make her way back to NYC (where GG films) and has already been spotted out and about on the show’s set:
I am unhappy to report that Taylor appears unable to properly apply her make-up. Mebbe she was still feeling the strains of her illness or mebbe she was just trying to look like a clown? Perhaps she had a bad run-in with Heidi Klum‘s Very Sexy Make-up?? I dunno. In any event, I’m glad to see that the lass is back up and around and looks to be on the mend.
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An inside look of the 'Keeps Gettin' Better' music video
Xtina Aguilera is sharing some behind the scenes video and photos from the set of her new music video for her new single Keeps Gettin’ Better which is set to debut on Monday. Here are a few pics of Xtina on the set of her new vid:
These pics and an interview video with Xtina come from her iLike Facebook app that folks can add to their Facebook profiles. In her interview vid (which you can see HERE), Xtina talks about her inspiration for the video and for her new Greatest Hits compilation Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade of Hits which is due to hit Target stores exclusively on November 11. After the jump, check out part two of Xtina‘s interview where she talks about and thanks her fans for their vigorous support for her new project … More »
Looks fairy-ly hawt at in-store appearance
Heidi Klum made an in-store appearance at the Victoria’s Secret shop at The Grove here in LA Thursday for the launch of her new line of Very Sexy Make-up that is being sold for a limited time exclusively at VS stores (and online) around the country. Heidi donned a cute pair of fairy wings for the event … here are a few pics:
Anyone who knows anything about Heidi Klum knows that she is a big fan of Halloween so I’m not at all surprised that she wanted to play a little dress-up for this event. Now, I have no idea whether folks may be interested in procuring her line of make-up products merely because her name is attached to them but I am well aware that celebrity-branded fragrances tend to sell well so … why not? I’m not sure if wearing Very Sexy Make-up will make you look as hawt as Heidi Klum but for a reasonable price you can find out … if you dare.
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