I managed to avoid all shopping yesterday on Black Friday because I was too bizzy chilllin’ at home watchin’ movies on the couch. I did manage to get out of the house last night to meet up with my new friend Jen for dinner at Dominick’s. She and I had the best time … we talked for 3 hours about music and concerts and life and everything in between. She and I agree on so much music and we’ve seen some of the same shows over the years (altho, on opposite sides of the country) that we lost track of the time. We had a blast.
Tonight, I’ll be making my way out to Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles to see Ok Go live in concert:
I’ve seen the band live over the years (going back to a show in Detroit back in 2004) and never get tired of seeing them rock out on stage. I’m really excited so that’s what I’ll be doing tonight. David gets home from his Thanksgiving trip back East tonight as well so … today is going to be a great day! Happy Saturday!!
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Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Jennifer sends in a precious photo of her baby girl Charley celebrating her 1 month birthday on November 10 — Steph sends in an adorable photo of her 10 month old son Harrison enjoying the fine Fall weather at a pumpkin patch near Kitchener, Ontario — Jimmie from El Dorado, Kansas sends in a fun photo of his Zombie Justin Bieber Hallowe’en costume — Cody (aka Mr. Gyllenhaal) sends in an INSANE photo of his 18 story rappel that he did to raise funds for Special Olympics — Genae sends in a cute photo with the Rocky Horror Glee Show cd that she won in THIS Pink is the new Blog contest:
Thank you all so much, from the bottom of my heart, for taking the time to send in another batch of fun photos. The pics of Charley and Harrison are just too freakin’ cute … I love them both so much ;) Love goes out to Cody for not only sending his his crazy photo but for putting his life in danger to help out Special Olympics. Thank you all so much for continuing to send in your photos … please keep ‘em coming!!
On Thursday we learned that David Beckham and the LA Galaxy soccer team made their way to Sydney, Australia to play a friendly match this weekend again the A-League Newcastle Jets. Yesterday we saw photos of Becks kickin’ with with 600 little Aussies at a soccer clinic ahead of today’s game. Well, today in Oz was actually yesterday for those of us on this side of the planet … and it is my sad duty to report that the Galaxy fell to the Jets by a score of 2-1:
David Beckham, hampered by a back problem, played a full match in the LA Galaxy’s 2-1 loss to the Australian A-League’s Newcastle Jets on Saturday. Landon Donovan of the United States put the Galaxy ahead in the eighth minute. Beckham started the sequence that led to Donovan’s goal. His pass found striker Edson Buddle, who combined with Chris Birchall before Sean Franklin whipped in a cross. Jets defender Taylor Regan and goalkeeper Matthew Nash both missed the ball in a mixup, allowing Donovan to finish for the goal. The Galaxy could have doubled the lead minutes later when a long-range shot from Juninho struck the underside of the bar and appeared to cross the line, but was not awarded. Galaxy coach Bruce Arena praised Beckham after the match, saying the English star wasn’t fit to play but insisted he wanted to stay on. Beckham, who has also battled a groin injury in recent weeks, said he always wanted to play. “I normally wouldn’t have played but I think when a game like this comes up you want to play,” Beckham said. “Tonight was tough obviously, getting myself fit for it. I haven’t trained since our last game but aside from the back pain, I enjoyed the game … the majority of time I was pain free.” Beckham said he was impressed by the quality of the Jets, saying he hoped to return to secure a win over Australian opposition. “Maybe third time lucky,” Beckham said. “It’s obviously disappointing to lose the game tonight, but we’ll be back.” At the end of the match, Beckham handed his shirt to a female fan in the crowd. He later sent a shirt to Newcastle captain Kasey Wehrman.
Ah well, could’a would’a should’a. It sucks that Becks played with an injury but a loss is a loss … them’s the breaks. It’s a big time bummer for the Galaxy to fly all the way to the other side of the planet just to lose a game to a much more talented team but here’s hoping everyone involved had fun. Even in defeat, Becks was very generous with his shirtlessness. After the jump, check out a couple photos of David Beckham stripped to the waist as he made his way off the field at the end of today’s match … More »
Jared Leto, whose band 30 Seconds to Mars will be releasing their EPIC new music video for their new song Hurricane any day now, is featured in the new issue of Details magazine. In his interview, Jared talks about his struggles growing up, his attitude toward acting vs. singing, his on stage persona and more. Here are a few excerpts from Jared‘s Details interview:
DETAILS: Your mother was a circus acrobat when you were growing up. How did she get into that line of work?
Jared Leto: Well, my mother was and is an artist, but she was also a single mother with two boys, so I’m sure there were times her occupation wasn’t as creative as she wanted it to be. We clawed our way out of the muddy banks of the Mississippi with food stamps in one hand and whatever you could hold in the other. She’s a photographer; she’s worked in design; she was a rock-climbing guide; she rescued wolves for a while.
DETAILS: You’ve said that when you were young you’d break into people’s houses and just sit in their living rooms. Why did you do that?
Jared Leto: My brother and I didn’t have many rules for ourselves and really didn’t acknowledge that there were any rules in the world. We would often break into schools. I assumed everyone did. I mean, we broke out of schools a lot as well. We were the kids that other kids weren’t allowed to play with. There wasn’t any deep ill intent, but we were compelled to do certain things. I think it was about experience, a feeling you get when you’re on the edge.
DETAILS: As Jordan Catalano on My So-Called Life, you became an iconic nineties crush for sensitive, smart alterna-girls. Was there a downside?
Jared Leto: I didn’t notice that stuff. I was just grateful to have the work. It was a very short period of time in my life. It was 17 episodes, and I barely spoke!
Leto‘s Details interview continues after the jump … More »
Newishlyweds Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox spent their Black Friday yesterday enjoying a day of fun at the Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Orlando, FL … here is a supercute pic of the pair posing for a self-portrait in front of Cinderella‘s castle yesterday afternoon:
Curiously, Brian‘s son Kassius is not seen in this photo but that doesn’t mean that he wasn’t at the park as well. You gotta admit, this is a really cute pic of Brian and Megan. I’m a huge Disney fan so I get the appeal, I’m sure they had a much more fun day playing at the Magic Kingdom rather than fighting other shoppers at the malls around town.
[Photo credit: Splash News]
Last Monday Kim Zolciak, star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, finally came clean and admitted that she is 3 months pregnant with another child (her third overall and first with new boyfriend Kroy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons football team). But last month, you may recall, Star magazine reported Kim‘s pregsness when they published a photo of Zolciak posing with a gender test for her new baby (it’s a boy, btw). Kim admitted this week that she originally denied that she was pregs last month because she knew she was in her first trimester and she wasn’t comfortable talking about her pregnancy so early for fear of “what could happen” in the first trimester. BUT, Kim apparently had no problem with “what could happen” to her baby while she smoked a cigarette earlier this month, well after she knew that she was pregnant:
Kim Zolciak from “Real Housewives of Atlanta” took a smoke break while watching an NFL game a few weeks back — it wouldn’t be a big deal … but Kim is three months pregnant. Here’s the timeline: the photo was taken in Atlanta on November 7, outside the Georgia Dome. Two weeks later, Kim and baby daddy Kroy Biermann (who plays for the Atlanta Falcons) announced they were expecting. In case you’re thinking “Maybe Kim didn’t know she was pregnant when she decided to smoke” — well, think again. Kim told a tabloid this week she denied the pregnancy rumors in October because “[I] wasn’t through my first trimester — you never know what could happen.” Exactly. Calls to Kim’s reps were not returned.
I can’t even deal with this woman. Not only is she happy to show off her irresponsibility to the world on her reality TV show but this photo is proof in my eyes that her irresponsibility knows no bounds. There is no way Kim did NOT know she was pregs on November 7, when this photo was taken. My guess is that she will deny that the photo was taken on the 7th, she’ll prolly remind everyone that she used to be a nurse’s aid and therefore knows the dangers of smoking while pregnant, yada yada yada. In the end she will face no consequences for getting caught smoking while pregnant and she will dismiss the whole matter as quickly as possible. The unfortunate thing is that her unborn baby is the only one who may suffer the consequences of her horribly irresponsible actions. In all honesty, I wouldn’t be surprised if Kim is still smoking and/or drinking her beloved wine … pregs or not. Naturally, I cannot know for sure and except for this photograph, it’s all speculation. I just hope, for her unborn baby’s sake, that Kim wises up and just stops being her normal, uncharming and selfish self for the duration of her pregnancy … but, I fear that may too much to ask.
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In what is likely the must unsurprising news you’ll hear all day long, singer Willie Nelson got arrested in Texas last night on marijuana possession charges. The offending substance was found by a border patrol agent who smelled the loco weed inside Willie‘s tour bus … a subsequent search uncovered the marijuana and Willie got taken into custody:
A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says country singer Willie Nelson was charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces was found aboard his tour bus in Texas. Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks says the bus pulled into the Sierra Blanca, Texas, checkpoint about 9 a.m. Friday. Brooks says an officer smelled pot when a door was opened and a search turned up marijuana. Brooks says the Hudspeth County sheriff was contacted and Nelson was among three people arrested. Sheriff Arvin West didn’t immediately return a phone message left at his home Friday, but he told the El Paso Times that Nelson claimed the marijuana was his. The singer was held briefly a $2,500 bond before being released.
It is very common knowledge that Willie Nelson is a staunch supporter of the legalization of marijuana who often and very openly discusses his use of the controlled substance. I’m actually very impressed that Willie decided to man up and admit that the marijuana was his when he could’ve very easily had someone else take the blame. At this point in his career, I highly doubt that Willie Nelson is worried about what an arrest for marijuana possession charge might mean professionally … in fact, as an advocate for the legalization of marijuana, he may likely regard this bust as a badge of honor. Whatever the case may be, homeboy got busted for getting caught.
UPDATE: After the jump, check out Willie‘s sad mugshot photo … More »
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While many of us were freezing out sweet buns here in the chilly US for Thanksgiving yesterday, Jennifer Aniston and some of her friends were sunnin’ themselves on holiday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Here are a few photos of Jen (wearing the only bikini she owns, apparently) with a male friend in Cabo for Thanksgiving yesterday:
You wouldn’t catch her wearing a red carpet outfit more than once. But it seems that when it comes to the beach, Jennifer Aniston is sensibly more conservative. Enjoying yet another Mexican holiday this Thanksgiving weekend, Jennifer recycled a purple bikini which she first wore a year ago. The former Friends star is in the country with her good friend, comedian Chelsea Handler, who also chose a revealing purple two-piece. Jennifer, who takes frequent breaks to Los Cabos, showed off her slender figure in her favourite purple two-piece, teamed with a sarong and hat to protect her skin. The 41-year-old is holidaying with a group of friends, in a break from filming her new movie Wanderlust … In New York she has been wrapped up warm against the wintry weather, but in Mexico it was time to strip down and enjoy the warm sunshine. Jennifer has taken dozens of holidays in Mexico in recent years – including breaks with ex-lovers John Mayer and Gerard Butler. But usually she brings along a large group of close friends, and celebrated her 40th birthday there with pals Sheryl Crow, Courteney Cox and Kathy Najimy. Reports recently surfaced that she was planned to buy a holiday home in the country with her close friend Courteney Cox.
There is no doubt, Jen LOVES vacationing in Cabo … and she very obvs really LOVES this purple bikini. Dude, if I looked as good in this bikini as Jen does, I’d wear the damn thing every single day. You know who else looks hot in a bikini? Chelsea Handler, that’s who. Check out a couple photos of Chelsea and her male friend in Cabo with Jen yesterday … More »
Last month we got our first look at actress Michelle Williams in full make-up as Marilyn Monroe in her new film My Week with Marilyn. Today we get to see another promo photo of Michelle as Marilyn and I gotta say, I much prefer this photo to the first Marilyn photo we saw last month:
Michelle Williams joked that she wasn’t quite her normal self these days — and it’s all Marilyn Monroe’s fault. ‘I feel like we live together,’ the actress said, of portraying the iconic blonde in a new movie My Week With Marilyn that just completed filming at Pinewood Studios. Michelle explained that she has immersed herself so deeply in interpreting (definitely not impersonating) Monroe that her judgment had become a little cloudy. ‘At a certain point, something else does take over. I don’t quite feel myself these days,’ she told me as we sat in her dressing room at Pinewood — which was eerie in itself, because it was where Monroe made The Prince And The Showgirl back in 1956, with Laurence Olivier starring opposite her and also directing. My Week With Marilyn focuses on the relationship that developed between Colin Clark, a handsome Old Etonian and Oxford graduate who worked as a general dogsbody on set, and Monroe … My Week With Marilyn also explores the nature of fame and celebrity, with Clark and Monroe’s security guard smuggling her away from her American handlers for a glimpse of England.
To be honest, I never saw Marilyn Monroe in Michelle Williams before she got this role … but I wholeheartedly believe that she is capable of bringing the legendary icon to life on the big screen. Not only am I curious to see Michelle‘s portrayal of Marilyn in this film but I’m also terribly curious to see Emma Watson in her first big movie after the Harry Potter film franchise. Thus far, I’m loving what I’m hearing … and seeing from My Week with Marilyn. I can’t wait to see more.