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February 28, 2005 

Oscar Roundup

Here's your MP&S Oscar roundup:

--Here's your complete list of winners. (No major surprises except perhaps Scorcese's Susan Lucci-like snubbage).

--I wasn't too impressed with Chris Rock as the host. Here are some of his quotes from the evening.

--Hilary Swank is well on her way to a long and prosperous life, based on this article.

The following are my thoughts on the red carpet looks:

--Fashion Flops: Scarlet Johansen, Johnny Depp, Star Jones Reynolds, Melanie Griffith, Robin Williams, Adam Duritz

--Hair flops: Laura Linney, Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry, Scarlet Johansen, Adam Duritz

--Fashion Wins: Hillary Swank, Kirsten Dunst, Beyonce, Emmy Rossum, Salma Hayek, Natalie Portman, and Charlize Theron

Posted by Lawren at 07:00 AM | Comments (14)


Bo Derek Gets Lifetime Achievement Award for Stripping:

Stripping in movies turned out to be a rewarding job for Hollywood beauties Bo Derek, Paris Hilton, Neve Campbell, Natalie Portman and some others who were honored for showing off their flesh in steamy movie scenes.

According to The Sun, in's sixth annual Anatomy Awards, Derek earned the ultimate accolade with a Lifetime Skinchievment honor, while Hilton won the dubious Best Sex Tape prize.

Eva Green picked up the Best Breasts honour for her topless scenes in 'The Dreamers' and Blanchard Ryan claimed Best Debut Nude Scene for 'Open Water'.

The full list of nudity winners:

Best Network US TV Scene: Kristin Dattilo in Two & A Half Men
Best Nip-Slip: Tea Leoni in Spanglish
Best Daughter of a Famous Mom Nude Scene: Jordan Ladd (Cheryl Ladd) in Club Dread
Best Breasts: Eva Green in The Dreamers
Most Breasts: Sara Rue in Gypsy 83
Best Buns: Beau Garrett in Entourage
Best Shower Scene: Neve Campbell in When Will I Be Loved?
Best Skinny Dip: Erica Durance in House Of The Dead
Best Celebrity Sex Tape: Paris Hilton in 1 Night In Paris
Best Thong: Natalie Portman in Closer
Best Over 40 Nude Scene: Mimi Rogers in Door In The Floor
Best Debut Nude Scene: Blanchard Ryan in Open Water
Best Lesbian Scene: Mia Kirshner & Karina Lombard in The L Word
Best DVD Extra Feature: Denise Richards in Wild Things
Breast Picture (Best Movie For Nudity): Eurotrip
Lifetime Skin-achievment Award: Bo Derek

Posted by Lawren at 06:48 AM | Comments (0)

Who's Gonna Be the Next Bond?

Nip/Tuck actor Julian McMahon is competing against one other unnamed actor to become the next James Bond. The Australian-born star of the TV cosmetic surgery drama will find out in the next few months if he has been chosen to follow in Pierce Brosnan's footsteps as the next 007 in the hugely successful spy-series.

The other contender is believed to be British actor Clive Owen - who was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Julia Roberts' husband in Closer. The 36-year-old says, "I'm a big James Bond fan. I met the producers for a final audition. They told me to expect a decision in a couple of months and they said it was between me and one other person. It's going to a very nervous wait."

Posted by Lawren at 06:44 AM | Comments (2)

Fun With Paris

Click here for Liquid Generation's guess at what was on Paris's cell phone.

It provided more time wasted than I care to admit. (And it was hysterical). Make sure you play with all the features.

Posted by Lawren at 06:43 AM | Comments (1)

Newhart's Desperate

"Desperate Housewives" will get a visit from one of the funniest men in TV history this spring. Comedian Bob Newhart will drop in unexpectedly on Teri Hatcher's character Susan and her mother, according to the network.

The 75-year-old star of former sitcom hits like "Newhart" and "The Bob Newhart Show" will play Morty, the estranged boyfriend of Susan's mother (Lesley Ann Warren). Even though the former lovers have a tumultuous past, Susan will try her best to reunite the couple in hopes that her mother will finally move out of her house. The upcoming episode called "Children Will Listen" is scheduled to air in April.

Posted by Lawren at 06:39 AM | Comments (1)

Hairy Penelope

Penelope Cruz says she grew so much body hair for her latest film no one recognized her.

She stopped shaving her arms and legs to play a destitute nurse in Don't Move reports The Sun. Penelope said: "I wanted to see how people who look at me. Nobody recognized me. They are hiding that they are looking because they are embarrassed for you. "I liked the experience."

--Something tells me Matthew probably didn't.

Posted by Lawren at 06:37 AM | Comments (1)

Baby Time

It's Baby Time:

--Actress Holly Robinson Peete, pregnant with her fourth child, was partying at a pre-Oscar bash when she went into labor.

"One minute she's grooving, the next minute her water breaks," said Michael Lewittes, a producer for "Access Hollywood" who was covering Thursday's party.

-- Stella McCartney, fashion designer and daughter of Paul McCartney, has given birth to a baby boy in London.

People magazine said McCartney and her husband, Alasdhair Willis, announced the birth of their first child, born early Friday morning.

"Both mother and father are thrilled with the news," the couple's representative told the magazine. McCartney, 33, married Willis in August 2003. Willis, 34, is a former magazine publisher.

Despite her pregnancy, McCartney managed to put together a new collection, to be unveiled in Paris next week. "Stella worked on and was able to complete the collection before giving birth," People quoted her publicist as saying.

Posted by Lawren at 06:34 AM | Comments (0)

Becks' Scent

Coty Inc., one of the world's leading beauty companies, announced the signing of a global licensing agreement with David and Victoria Beckham.

Under the terms of the license, Coty Beauty will develop and market a Beckham Beauty House, including fragrances and ancillary products under each of the couple's names.

A first male fragrance line under David Beckham's name will be launched
this Fall in selected European markets before being progressively rolled out
in Asia, the UK and the US.

Posted by Lawren at 06:31 AM | Comments (0)

Givenchy in Trouble?

Lack of leadership at Givenchy:

It was Audrey Hepburn whose simple black dress in ``Breakfast at Tiffany's'' forever epitomized the restrained elegance of Hubert de Givenchy. Another client, Jacqueline Kennedy, carried the designer's brand of effortless chic to the White House.

But now, for the first time in 53 years, the revered fashion house of Givenchy, whose namesake retired a decade ago, did not produce a haute couture collection for spring couture week in Paris this year after a lengthy list of designers showed no interest in taking over the company.

The search for a creative director to run Givenchy by its deep-pocketed corporate parent, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has dragged on for 10 months; the ready-to-wear collection for fall, which will be shown during Paris Fashion Week beginning Feb. 28, will be created by an anonymous team of studio assistants, which could make it a tough sell in an industry that relies on the cult of personality.

The search has included exploratory talks with the designers Zac Posen, Isaac Mizrahi, Derek Lam and others, plus a cameo by Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, in the role of adviser to the company.

Posted by Lawren at 06:28 AM | Comments (0)

Museum of the American Cocktail

My Kind of Museum:

Start with hundreds of antique liquor bottles. Add Art Deco cocktail shakers, vintage swizzle sticks and tiki cups. Mix well. Serve inside an 1823 French Quarter town house.

The result: The Museum of the American Cocktail.

The brainchild of highbrow alcohol enthusiasts who enjoy talking and reading about liquor nearly as much as consuming it, the museum is an institution of higher mixology, complete with an annual scholarly journal, a library and monthly seminars for bartenders with a thirst for making tastier drinks.

The museum opened last month, with shelves full of drinking paraphernalia, plus a timeline tracing the American cocktail from the early 19th century to Prohibition to the drink's heyday in the 1930s to the 1990s cocktail revival.

But the collection needs a permanent home. Part of it is now on display on the second floor of another quirky Big Easy institution, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. The founders are looking for permanent space in the French Quarter for thousands of drink-related antiques, with extra room for their library, which contains thousands of books -- many from the 1800s -- about drinking, bartending and drink recipes.

Posted by Lawren at 06:23 AM | Comments (0)

The Best of the Best

Click here for the Travel Channel's list of the World's Best Fast Food Stops.

What's #1? The Wendy's at the North Pole.

Posted by Lawren at 06:20 AM | Comments (0)

February 25, 2005 

Give This Girl a Burger

Dear Donna--

I know losing your virginity to David Silver is embarrassing, but no need to be self-destructive. Eat something, girl!

:) Lawren

Posted by Lawren at 06:52 AM | Comments (16)

Trouble in Paradise?

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's fairytale marriage is on the rocks, say friends.

Insiders close to the couple reckon they are going through "an incredibly rough patch" after a series of furious rows.

It is believed that the pressures of work and caring for eight-month-old daughter Apple is getting to them.

A friend told the Daily Mirror: "Adjusting to married life, then being parents and now trying to sort out their professional lives has been a lot more difficult and complicated than either of them imagined."

Posted by Lawren at 06:50 AM | Comments (5)

Separated at Birth?

Were rappers and bloggers separated at birth?

Click here and find out why Josh Levin thinks so.

Posted by Lawren at 06:47 AM | Comments (2)

Quentin to Direct CSI

What happens when an unpredictable Hollywood filmmaker directs one of TV's most popular series? According to The Hollywood Reporter, viewers of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" will soon find out when Quentin Tarantino helms the show's season finale.

An avid viewer of the CBS series, the famous 'Kill Bill' and 'Pulp Fiction' director has ventured onto the small screen before. In 1995, he directed an episode of "ER" for NBC and has also appeared on-screen in ABC's "Alias." Tarantino's upcoming "CSI" stint is expected to shoot in April and air on May 19.

Posted by Lawren at 06:44 AM | Comments (1)

Eva Likes to Flirt

Eva Mendes took a few liberties with her co-star Will Smith - before sending him back to his missus.

"Will was getting merry on vodka cranberries and Eva was knocking back champagne. He was finally dragged away by a producer, but that didn't stop Eva grinding in front of him," says our spy at the after-show party for the London premiere of their comedy, Hitch.

"When he stood up to go, she gave him a big slap on the bum. His wife Jada would not have been impressed."

Posted by Lawren at 06:42 AM | Comments (4)

Now Presenting...

Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Oscar and Grammy winner Prince will be among the presenters Sunday at the 77th Academy Awards, to air live on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.

Oscar presenters also include Mike Myers, Sean Penn, John Travolta, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman and Tim Robbins.

Posted by Lawren at 06:38 AM | Comments (3)

Whitney Voms on Plane

"And I...will always, vom on you!!!"

Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston got ill on an airliner bound for France and was taken Thursday to a Paris hospital for treatment of apparent food poisoning, her publicist said.

"Whitney Houston was rushed to a hospital in Paris because of severe vomiting. She was sick on the aircraft," said Nancy Seltzer, her Los Angeles publicist. "She is doing well. She has gastroenteritis."

--She must have gotten it from Jessica Simpson. ;)

UPDATE: According to Defamer, it looks like Keanu isn't feeling so well lately either.

Posted by Lawren at 06:35 AM | Comments (1)

Travolta to Do Hairspray?

John Travolta may soon have a new career as a cross-dresser ... at least on the big screen.

According to Variety, the actor is close to signing on for the role of Edna Turnblad in the upcoming movie version of the hit Broadway musical Hairspray.

Funnyman Harvey Fierstein created the part of the boisterous Baltimore housewife for the original stage production. Meanwhile, screenwriter Leslie Dixon ('Mrs. Doubtfire') recently signed on to pen the upcoming film which is reportedly aiming for a September start date.

Posted by Lawren at 06:31 AM | Comments (3)

Press Gaggle

I stumbled upon Press Gaggle yesterday.

It's a compilation of transcripts from press interviews in the White House Briefing Room. Some of them are hysterical. You should check it out!

Posted by Lawren at 06:27 AM | Comments (0)

Anti-Smoking Billboards at Oscars

Along with red carpet arrivals at Sunday night's Oscars, TV viewers worldwide may catch a glimpse of two billboard campaigns that chide Hollywood.

Los Angeles County's public health agency is paying for three mobile billboards demanding that filmmakers keep smoking out of their films. The billboards will be rolling near the Kodak Theatre, site of the 77th Academy Awards.

"The whole world is watching. Keep smoking out of youth-rated movies," read the billboards, which feature a child's face.

Posted by Lawren at 06:23 AM | Comments (1)

February 24, 2005 

Convenient Store Time

It's been a few days since I've posted a pic of Brit looking hungover and unclean. Sorry to keep you waiting so long. As usual, it appears she has the munchies.

Posted by Lawren at 06:49 AM | Comments (14)

Swanky Dog

A Bit Much:

Training at Gleason's Gym for "Million Dollar Baby" was nothing compared to the bi-coastal work Hilary Swank has put into campaigning for a Best Actress Oscar.

Even her dog Lucky has had to get into the act as Swank traveled the country and the airwaves giving interviews, accepting awards, posing for magazine covers and generally keeping her girls-don't-cry "Baby" persona in front of the paparazzi.

Lucky's lucky moment came just after he had accompanied Swank to her lunchtime interview and before the photo shoot for the cover of this month's Interview magazine. He got a limo all to himself to drive him home.

Posted by Lawren at 06:47 AM | Comments (1)

Nick and Jessica: Out on the Town

Nick: you look desperate and overbearing with the "She's mine" pose. And Jessica: please teach your sister how to sing. Thanks!

Posted by Lawren at 06:45 AM | Comments (5)

Singin' His Sorries

Too Little Too Late?

Eric Benet is singing an apology to ex-wife Halle Berry.

Benet said lyrics in his upcoming album include an apology — but she's heard it all before. "I think somewhere along the way, she's heard everything," he told "Access Hollywood" in an interview broadcast Tuesday. "Maybe she hasn't heard the songs, but she's heard everything I have to say."

Posted by Lawren at 06:41 AM | Comments (0)

Strip Your Way to Thin

Teri Hatcher has confessed she enjoys a little pole dancing.

But says she doesn't do it for the sauce factor...The Desperate Housewives star has revealed that she's keen on nipping off to the gym - not to sweat away on the running machine and pump the weights - but to get intimate with a pole.

She admitted that she signed up for a course in pole dancing and lap dancing - not in a bid to broaden her career horizons but to tone her body.

Posted by Lawren at 06:40 AM | Comments (2)

Beckham's Boots

Doting dad David Beckham has had the name of his baby son Cruz sewn in to his football boots.

The pin-up was snapped wearing the custom-made shoes during a Champions League match between Real Madrid and Juventus.

Posted by Lawren at 06:35 AM | Comments (0)


You know you want one:

Posted by Lawren at 06:31 AM | Comments (1)

8 Isn't Enough

Cry Me A River:

Celebrity model Liz Hurley wants to extend her eight-bedroom farmhouse - because it's not big enough.

Miss Hurley is just one famous face to live in the area. Titanic star Kate Winslet, TV presenter Anne Robinson and the model Kate Moss all have houses nearby.

Posted by Lawren at 06:29 AM | Comments (1)

New From Starbucks

New from Starbucks:

Starbucks proudly introduces smooth, rich and flavorful Coffee Liqueur.

--Sounds perfect for an after-dinner drink!

Posted by Lawren at 06:28 AM | Comments (1)

Breast Size Linked to Personality?

An Italian sex researcher claims he can tell a woman's personality from the size and shape of her breasts.

According to German newspaper sexologist Piero Lorenzoni said: "A woman's breasts denote a woman's character, just like her star sign." He has categorized breast types according to fruits and says men can draw up their own horoscope-type chart that indicates what a woman's chest size says about her.

The fruity chart starts naturally with the traditional melon. According to Lorenzoni, a woman with large, round breasts like a melon may appear motherly, but is far from it. "She likes eating and wants to be spoiled and admired. But seldom likes sex," he said.

For men who want someone a bit more lively they should choose a woman with "lemon" breasts - pert and prominent. "These women are full of life and can laugh at themselves. They want a balanced life without surprises."

Pert, oval-shaped breasts are for Lorenzoni like pineapples. "A woman with pineapple breasts is intelligent, often has a career but is still romantic. They are also faithful. Whoever wins their heart will not lose it quickly."

Grapefruit-shaped breasts - pert and firm - are also not a good sign for good sex. "This woman may look erotic, but in reality is bashful and homely. She spoils her partner but prefers tenderness over sex."

Even women with "oranges" are not going to turn up the temperature between the sheets. "While she is self-confident and knows her goals, she has little interest in sex. She likes conversation and partnerships."

Small breasted women, with assets that resemble cherries are "funny and very exciting. They are entertaining and intelligent. Make great partners both for everyday life and on holiday and are moderately interested in sex," says the researcher.

A woman with pear-shaped breasts "Loves love in all its variations. She can be very religious, but is known to have affairs."

--Oh, this is hysterical!

Posted by Lawren at 06:26 AM | Comments (2)


Actor Christian Slater and his wife Ryan Haddon Slater are divorcing after nearly five years of marriage.

The 35-year-old star, known for movies like 'Heathers' and 'Untamed Heart,' filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. A spokesperson for the couple says "the mutual decision was reached amicably and they remain committed to raising their two young children together."

Slater and Haddon were married in February of 2000 and share a son, Jaden Zach, and a daughter, Eliana Sophia. The family re-located to the UK last summer, when Slater landed a theatrical lead in London's West End production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. His newest role is back in the States, in a Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie which begins preview performances Thursday.

Posted by Lawren at 06:20 AM | Comments (0)

Dawson's Back

Fans of "Dawson's Creek" and "Party of Five" will be happy to hear that two big stars from the former hit shows are headed back to TV.

James Van Der Beek also known as Dawson Leery, and Jennifer Love Hewitt, who played the innocent and sweet Sarah on "Party," have both signed on to star in pilot series for CBS. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Van Der Beek will play a recently married man in a comedy pilot called "Three." Hewitt is also set to portray a newlywed in an untitled drama about a young woman with psychic abilities.

--Oh, how I miss the "Creek."

Posted by Lawren at 06:17 AM | Comments (0)

Better Be Accurate

Weather forecasters in Moscow have been told they face heavy fines if they get the weather wrong.

Moscow Mayor Juri Luschkov said: "Weather forecasters in our city and the surrounding area will be held responsible for financial losses that the city incurs through their incorrect prognoses."

Posted by Lawren at 06:15 AM | Comments (0)

February 23, 2005 

Oscar Goodies

USA Today has the scoop on some of the contents of the goodie baskets for the Oscar host and presenters:

• A Krups kitchen set. Not just a coffeemaker, either. This year's gift includes a toaster, an electric kettle and a year's supply of coffee and tea ($700)

• A two-night stay at The Carlyle hotel in New York ($2,300)

• A red leather case filled with Shu Uemura cosmetics, including mink eyelashes ($600)

• A year's supply of Vonage broadband phone service ($500)

• A three-night stay for two at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina ($3,600)

• A two-night stay for two at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley (Calif.) wine country ($2,500)

• A three-night stay for two (plus a "personal surf-butler") at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in Dana Point, Calif. ($5,900)

• A dinner party at any Morton's, The Steakhouse ($1,500)

• Kay Unger cashmere pajama bottoms ($500)

• An assortment of Manni Oils' extra virgin olive oil ($540)

• An unlimited day of services at Cornelia Day Resort, which just opened this month on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue ($3,500)

• A three-night stay at San Ysidro Ranch, a popular celebrity honeymoon spot in Montecito, Calif. ($3,000)

--Additionally, Best Actor Nominees get the Truefitt & Hill “Shave In Style” Oscar Kit worth $2,600.

Posted by Lawren at 06:56 AM | Comments (7)

Cher States The Obvious

Cher States the Obvious:

At a recent concert, Cher said: "I'm not going to give up show business but I'm going to give up touring because, you know, there are all of these young girls coming out like Britney [Spears] and J.Lo." After the crowd booed appropriately, Cher went on to say, "I know. They are hoes, aren't they?"

Posted by Lawren at 06:53 AM | Comments (6)

Cruise Has a Woman

Tom Cruise Is Dating Again:

Hollywood heartthrob Tom Cruise is secretly dating Colombian model/actress Sofia Vergara. The pair have enjoyed a string of dates since meeting two months ago, according to reports.

Friends say Cruise--who has been single since splitting from Penelope Cruz last year--is "enchanted" by the Latina beauty, a former girlfriend of Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias. Vergara, 32, has appeared in several small Hollywood roles, but is a bigger star in South America.

A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "Tom has been single for a while and has been throwing himself into work. But he felt the time was right to start dating again. Hopefully they'll make a perfect match."

Posted by Lawren at 06:50 AM | Comments (3)

Jessica Simpson Hospitalized

Pop beauty Jessica Simpson was briefly hospitalized on Monday, after she was struck down with a stomach virus.

The 24-year-old singer was filming a segment for Oprah Winfrey's hit chat show, when she suddenly fell ill. Simpson's representative Brad Cafarelli tells People magazine, "While Jessica was in Chicago shooting a segment for Oprah, she contracted a stomach virus and became dehydrated. She is already feeling better after being checked into, and released from, a local hospital for rehydration before flying back to Los Angeles." Simpson was well enough to return to Los Angeles yesterday.

Posted by Lawren at 06:48 AM | Comments (1)

Penguin Party Ticks Off PETA

PETA's P'd at P's Penguins:

PETA is snarling mad about the use of live penguins as props at a party hosted by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs in South Beach.

The animal rights zealots are apoplectic that six petrified-looking penguins were placed on a floating plexiglass platform in the pool at the opening of the Hotel Victor last Friday night. Several partygoers told Page Six that the cold-weather birds were huddled in the corner of their platform the whole night, fearful of slipping down a slide into the pool's balmy waters.

"The penguins were obviously bothered by the crowd and the loud music," tattled one attendee. "They were all huddled into one corner facing away from everything, trying to get out. Many guests stared in shock, and others started yelling, 'Save the penguins!' It was a sad sight and a terrible idea." PETA spokesman Michael McGraw told us, "Penguins live in very cold climates, so the heat was probably unbearable for them. They're very sensitive to temperatures, so if it was as hot as we've heard, it's a wonder they didn't collapse.

"In any case, they were likely terrified. We are now looking into whether having the penguins there broke any cruelty-to-animals laws. We're asking anyone who was at the party to call us with any information."

Posted by Lawren at 06:45 AM | Comments (1)

Fighting Words

An article on how some soldiers are turning to freestyle rapping as an outlet for their frustrations. An excerpt:

Moments like those, when service members turn to rap to express, and perhaps relieve, fear, aggression, resentment and exhaustion, have become a common part of life during nearly two years of war in Iraq. "Rap is the one place," Specialist Drummond said, "where you can get out your aggravation - your anger at the people who outrank you, your frustration at the Iraqi people who just didn't understand what we were doing. You could get out everything."

--You should read the article--it's really interesting.

Posted by Lawren at 06:40 AM | Comments (1)

The End of "NYPD Blue"

"NYPD Blue" is ending after 12 years.

Posted by Lawren at 06:36 AM | Comments (1)


As seen on "Desperate Housewives"--Couture Dish Gloves

--Mine as well look stylin' while scrubbin'! :)

Posted by Lawren at 06:31 AM | Comments (1)

New BlogAd

I'd like to alert you to the new (and first) ad on the left side of MP&S. Go check out!!!

Posted by Lawren at 06:29 AM | Comments (1)

REM Bassist Sick

Not so shiny or happy:

REM were forced to cancel a UK show on Monday night after bass player Mike Mills was rushed to hospital.

The musician collapsed just an hour before the American rockers were due to go onstage in Sheffield and was immediately taken to the nearest medical centre. A spokesperson for the group said: "Mike could hardly stand up let alone play."

After arriving at the hospital, Mills complained to doctors he was suffering from severe flu symptoms and loss of balance and after being given a thorough medical examination was diagnosed as suffering from an ear infection. Mills' illness left 12 000 fans, who had battled through a blizzard to get to the venue, devastated and fearing they would be going home bitterly disappointed.

However, fellow bandmates, singer Michael Stipe and guitarist Peter Buck, came out to explain the situation and treated fans to a short acoustic set of the band's classic hits.

Posted by Lawren at 06:27 AM | Comments (0)

Back to Black

An article on the future of Prada, from the New York Times.

Posted by Lawren at 06:24 AM | Comments (2)


Serious snubbage:

Britain's Queen Elizabeth will not attend the wedding of her eldest son Prince Charles to his long-time partner Camilla Parker Bowles, adding to an air of chaos that has surrounded plans for the day.

The queen planned to stay away to respect the couple's wish for a low-key wedding, the palace said. But some royal watchers said the move would further embarrass the royal family and add to an air of farce around the April 8 ceremony.

"Mothers always go to your wedding whoever or wherever you are," royal photographer Arthur Edwards told Sky News. "It is just another snub."

Posted by Lawren at 06:21 AM | Comments (0)

February 22, 2005 


Six Feet Under Meets The Simple Life

An episode of "The Simple Life" that showed hotel chain heiress Paris Hilton and sidekick Nicole Richie working at a funeral home upset some local residents.

The pair drove a hearse, filled in a grave and held a mock funeral during an episode of the Fox TV reality show that aired last Wednesday. They also spilled what appeared to be human ashes onto a carpet, then used a vacuum cleaner to clean them up.

The ashes were actually a mixture of cat litter and cement, according to John Podesta, the owner of Kohler Funeral Home. A disclaimer at the end of the show said no human bodies were used in any of the scenes, but that failed to appease some viewers.

"It was totally tacky," Amy Van Dalinda told The Record of Bergen County. She said the mock funeral was in the same room where her late father had been laid out, "which was really horrible to me."

Posted by Lawren at 07:02 AM | Comments (2)


Um, wow:

--Courtesy of Go Fug Yourself

Posted by Lawren at 06:58 AM | Comments (8)

Cleaning Up Her Act

Jessica Alba Is Done Being a Ho:

Jessica Alba is through with actors and sleeping around.

Alba was only 18 when she got engaged to Michael Weatherly while they were co-starring in "Dark Angel." When that didn't work out, Alba tells "Cosmo," she decided never to date an actor again.

She admitted she went through "a wild period" after that. She said she had no problem being with a guy just for sex.

But now, she said, she thinks she's found "the one." His name is Cash Warren and he's not an actor.

Posted by Lawren at 06:56 AM | Comments (4)

You Could Be Dancin'--Yeah

The multi-colored dancefloor where a white-suited John Travolta strutted his stuff in Saturday Night Fever is to be auctioned.

The cult item of memorabilia from the 1977 movie has been saved from a doomed Brooklyn nightclub.

Organizers of the auction are expecting bids of more than $80,000 for the piece of Hollywood history. The 24-feet by 16-feet dancefloor, which came to symbolise the 70s disco craze, has more than 300 colored flashing lights under a Perspex surface. The club where the dance floor had been a fixture since the movie was made closed last week after being sold to a real estate investment company. Bar owner Jay Rizzo who saved the floor told the New York Post: "It has literally been the heartbeat of this club."

Saturday Night Fever earned Travolta an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of teenage Brooklyn paint-store clerk Tony Manero, who every Saturday night would take to the dancefloor.

The dance floor will be auctioned on April 1 with bids expected in a live sale and on eBay.

Posted by Lawren at 06:53 AM | Comments (5)

Mini Skirt Is Here To Stay

The mini skirt was voted the top fashion item of all time in a British poll.

The Sixties classic is still an essential item in the wardrobe of style lovers. Created by Andre Courreges and immortalised by Mary Quant, the mighty mini is now riding high in a poll of 3,500 shoppers at Harvey Nichols.

Posted by Lawren at 06:50 AM | Comments (1)

No Peek at Crowe's Package

No Peek at Crowe's Package

Russell Crowe says his film Eucalyptus was cancelled because he didn't want to show off his, um, you know.

The film, due to star Nicole Kidman, was ditched last week three days before filming was due to start. Russell said: "I was taken aback at the addition of a scene requiring me to expose my penis to the young Queen Elizabeth."

He said he was told he could use a prosthetic one and was given a range to choose from.

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Yet Another One

Pauly Shore, the critically reviled comedian whose wacky stoner persona brought him a degree of fame in the 1990s, may be getting the last laugh.

TBS has ordered 10 half-hour episodes of a reality show that follows the star of "Encino Man" and other dubious classics as he attempts to revive the Comedy Store, a Los Angeles club founded by his mother, as well as his own career.

Production already is under way on the project, which is tentatively titled "Minding the Store." No airdate has been scheduled.

In "Store," club owner Mitzi Shore allows her 37-year-old son to take control of the Comedy Store. As Shore gets to grips with running a family business his mother can't quite let go of, he also must deal with her disapproval of his dating habits -- long a subject of tabloid fodder. All the while, Shore tries to regain his footing as an actor -- even prodding his agent to get him dramatic roles.

--He never has been funny, nor ever will be funny.

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Moloney To Play Frey

NBC's "West Wing" beauty Janel Moloney is headed for a "deadly" new project. The Emmy-nominated blonde is set to play Amber Frey, the famous ex-girlfriend of convicted murderer Scott Peterson, in an upcoming CBS television movie.

Based on Frey's new, best-selling book, Witness for the Prosecution of Scott Peterson, the project will reportedly begin filming next month in Vancouver.

--I can see it.

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Broadway Update

Christian Slater is jumping into the Broadway revival of "The Glass Menagerie," which begins preview performances Thursday at New York's Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Slater replaces Dallas Roberts as Tom, the discontented son and narrator of the Tennessee Williams drama. No reason was given for Roberts' departure.

Slater recently won rave reviews in London for his performance in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and has appeared in such films as "Heathers," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," "Windtalkers" and "Tucker."

The play's March 15 opening date remains unchanged. The revival, directed by David Leveaux, stars Jessica Lange as the domineering mother, Amanda Wingfield.

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Addidas' New Shoe Line

35 years after Adidas launched its famed Superstar sneaker, the sportswear company celebrates its success with a line of new shoes, a major charity donation, and of course, a huge party.

This Friday, The Jam Master Jay Foundation hosts the JMG: SUPERSTAR gala, where Adidas will also launch a line of 35 limited edition Superstar sneakers, designed with help from art and music legends like Roc-A-Fella, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Andy Warhol Foundation.

The VIP list of expected stars includes Missy Elliott, Kid Rock, and Chuck D., and Adidas promises “surprise performances” throughout the evening.

To view the shoes, click here.

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That's Not Curry

A 51-year-old woman has been hospitalized in the Czech Republic after eating a chicken her son seasoned with marijuana, the news agency CTK reported Monday.

The news agency said the woman from Ostrava, 218 miles east of Prague, was aware of the unusual seasoning, but fell ill after eating the dinner last week and had to be rushed to the hospital.

Her 20-year-old son has been charged with illegal possession and production of drugs and faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

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February 21, 2005 

Paris Gets Hacked

Nitwit heiress and one-time homegrown porn star Paris Hilton is going to have a lot of people at the phone company working overtime today. It seems that some computer hacker broke into her Blackberry and published her address book on the Internet.

The result was a rapid dissemination of private information and phone numbers all over the web. One number belonging to a famous actor already has a message that says the caller is in violation of a Federal Communications Commission code. It's unclear whether this is just bravado.

Among the people whose e-mail addresses and numbers were publicized: Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody; Ashley Olsen; tennis greats Andy Roddick and Mark Philippoussis; model Amber Valletta; Jay-Z (under his real name Shawn Carter); and actor Luke Wilson.

But then things get dicey. Aside from her sister, parents, best friend Nicole Richie and her model cousin, Paris's Blackberry is a B-list directory: action star Vin Diesel; Cher's son Elijah Blue Allman; singer Blu Cantrell; heir Brandon Davis; Jermaine Dupri; Shannon Elizabeth; Eminem; "Boston Legal" actress Rhona Mitra; Frankie "Malcolm in the Middle" Muniz; Yoko Ono flack Elliot Mintz; singer Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas; Victoria Gotti; Miami party girl Ingrid Casares; tennis beauty Anna Kournikova; rocker Fred Durst; pop stars Christina Aguilera and Avril Lavigne; actresses Peta Wilson; Leelee Sobieski; Lindsay Lohan and her mother; Madonna's former partner Guy Oseary; hip-hop star Pharrell Williams; rock heiress Bijou Phillips; and lip-syncer Ashlee Simpson.

Want to hear some of the prank calls made to these numbers? Click here.

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And the Rivalry Continues...

Deborah Gibson says: My nudie pics are better than Tiffany's

Eighties pop music sensation Debbie "Shake Your Love" Gibson says she's still hotter than longtime rival Tiffany.

"Tiffany's Playboy pictorial a few years ago was very raw, while mine is more theatrical and stylized glitz and glamour," Gibson, 34, told the Miami Herald while partying at New York hot spot Marquee to celebrate the revelation of what was under those oversized blazers and high-tops.

Gibson, who has since carved out a Broadway career as Deborah, says her favorite Playboy pictures are the ones where she is holding a microphone stand pretending to be "rock 'n' roll Barbie" and a cabaret takeoff in which she covers her "bits and bobs" with the trademark black bowler hat of her "Electric Youth." To no surprise, Gibson is timing her pictorial with the release of her new pop-rock single, aptly titled "Naked," which she hopes will score her a comeback record deal.

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Best Abs

Keira Knightley has topped an American survey to find the female celebrity with the best abs.

The teenage star's stomach came top in the survey for US magazine In Touch. The Sun said the magazine ran a poll to find readers' favorite "fit women".

The Top Ten:

1. Keira Knightley

2. Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie

3. Gwen Stefani

4. Kelly Ripa

5. Jennifer Lopez

6. Eva Longoria

7. Jennifer Garner

8. Serena Williams

9. Jessica Simpson

10. Beyonce

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Celebrity Passings

Hollywood lost both Sandra Dee and John Raitt this weekend.

Sandra Dee, who at the height of her fame in the 1960s was arguably the biggest female teen idol of her time, has died, leaving a legacy of film roles that includes "Gidget" and "Tammy and the Doctor."

"She was Gidget, and she was Tammy, and for a time she was young America's ideal," film historian Leonard Maltin once said of her. Dee later married another pop icon, singer Bobby Darin.

Though in his later years he joked that he had become best known as singer Bonnie Raitt's father, John Raitt was famous in his own right as the robust baritone who livened musicals such as "Carousel" and "The Pajama Game."

Raitt died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at his Pacific Palisades home, said his manager, James Fitzgerald. Raitt was 88.

--I think Dee's best film was "Imitation of Life." It's an amazing movie and if you haven't seen it, you should check it out. As for Raitt, he was fantastic in "Carousel." After being cast in that show in high school, our director made us watch it. He captured the multi-dimensional character of Billy Bigalow quite well.

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Madonna To Play Transvestite

Madonna is planning to play a transvestite in a new Hollywood film.

And according to The Sun, the singer is so keen to take on the part that she's agreed to do it for free. The paper reports that the Queen of Pop has signed up to play Candy Darling, who starred in a series of Andy Warhol's experimental films in the 1960s. She was the inspiration behind the Velvet Underground classic Candy Says and Lou Reed's solo hit Walk On The Wild Side.

A source told the paper: "Madonna has been desperate to make a film where she can earn respect for her acting abilities.

--Sorry, M. But it will never happen.

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D & G Break Up

Fashion superstars Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who have been sharing both their label and their bed for nearly 20 years, are no longer a couple.

"On a professional level we are still together," Dolce told Italian daily Corriere della Sera yesterday, acknowledging their romantic relationship is at an end. "We work together wonderfully well; we have a very strong understanding," he said, adding that Gabbana will always be "the most important person of my life."

Dolce, 46, and Gabbana, 42, have both been seeing other men, the paper reports, and now live in separate apartments in the same Milan building. Asked whether they were likely to ever get back together, Gabbana replied, "Never say never, but, really, I don't think so." Gabbana also said his mother was horrified when news that they were lovers as well as business partners was first reported in the press.

--Although they say it won't change, I'll be interested to see if their business relationship can withstand this.

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A Visit From Mom

It takes a certain kind of woman to play the mother of the beautiful yet quirky Teri Hatcher, but, according to Variety, ABC has found her in actress Lesley Ann Warren.

Warren, who starred as Maggie Gyllenhall's mother in the acclaimed indie 'Secretary,' will visit the "Desperate Housewives" of Wisteria Lane in the role of Sophie Bremmer.

As the high-maintenance mother of Susan (Hatcher), she shows up unexpectedly, seeking boyfriend advice from her equally baffled daughter. Although Warren is currently scheduled for only one episode of the hit show, it seems more than likely that Susan will get a visit from her mother again in the future.

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Posh and Becks Have #3

David and Victoria Beckham are celebrating the birth of their third son - named Cruz.

The baby was born by caesarean in Madrid at 10:40am local time.

"We've got a baby boy. His name is Cruz," a beaming David Beckham said outside the hospital. "He is beautiful. He is in there with his brothers now and he is very happy."

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The Condom Caper

A masked armed robber who may be a sex maniac took four cartons of condoms, Dunhill cigarettes and cash from the 7-Eleven convenient store at Damai, Luyang, early Friday.

He also took two boxes of candles.

--I think it's fair to classify this under "WTF."

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Feel Your Boobies

A new breast cancer awareness campaign may cause some twitters or giggles, but that's the idea.

Leigh Hurst was a 33-year-old marathon runner in good health when she got devastating news about a breast lump, reported WGAL-TV in Lancaster, Pa. "I found out that it was actually stage 1 cancer," Hurst said. It's been almost a year since Hurst was diagnosed, and she just got a clean bill of health.

Hurst is now alerting other young women about the importance of breast self-examination. Her campaign uses three words that grab your attention.

"It says, 'Feel Your Boobies,'" Hurst said. "Our main goal is to raise awareness. 'Feel Your Boobies' is all about targeting a population that doesn't think too much about breast cancer."

With help from her father, Hurst sells T-shirts, hats and other items with the slogan. The proceeds have gone to breast cancer research.

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February 18, 2005 

Pumped Up

Jessica Simpson unveiled her new clothing line (as modeled on a catwalker, right) at MAGIC, the fashion industry trade show in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The Newlywed star's sportswear collections – Sweet Kisses, the JS Collection, and Princy – will be available next fall.

--She's clearly excited. And her lips seemed to be "pumped up" as well. I think someone got some collagen injections.

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Desperate For Attention

It got ugly when the five stars of "Desperate Housewives" gathered in L.A. to pose for Vanity Fair the other day.

"There was a hissyfit," confirmed an insider. "Tensions are high because castmates think it is becoming 'The Teri Hatcher Show.' " Marcia Cross, the perfectionist redhead whose husband likes to be dominated, was so unhappy that her publicist, Heidi Slan, supposedly jumped in front of Mark Selinger's camera at one point. "I didn't jump in front of the camera," says Slan. "On these shoots, people get moved around a lot, but they all get along great."

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God Told Me To

Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams has ditched her fiance - because God told her to.

The 24-year-old singer broke off her engagement to her anonymous beau of three years after seeking spiritual advice on their relationship. She says, "I was close to marriage. I prayed and said, 'God, you have to show me. If it ain't right, let me know'. All of a sudden, red flags started popping up."

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Just Because

Beacause it wouldn't be a TGIF celebration at MP&S without a pic of Brit looking hungover and messy:

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Travolta is Anal

John Travolta fears he'd lose many of his adoring female fans if they really knew what he was like away from the cameras - because he's a terrible perfectionist.

The movie star admits he can be "anal" when it comes to making plans and getting things right. He explains, "I have a little bit of a perfectionist thing with machines and cleanliness. I like it to work and be neat. I still get knee-jerk reactions to things when they go off center.

"If there's a plan of some sort and it goes slightly off-kilter I get a little nutty. "If an employee gets it wrong I get a little anal. I think I'm a little bit of a pain in the a*s that way. That'll help to turn the women away from me."

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Christina's Surprise

Christina Aguilera says she was shocked when a Valentine surprise turned into a marriage proposal. The 24-year-old pop diva says music executive Jordan Bratman, her boyfriend of two years, popped the question at Big Sur, Calif., last Friday after recreating a romantic dinner the two had while touring India in the fall.

"It was unbelievable," Aguilera told Us Weekly magazine. "Every cute thing he did, I totally thought was just a Valentine's Day surprise - he got me!" "He sent me on a scavenger hunt," she said. "My mom used to do scavenger hunts for me when I was a kid, so it had sentimental value. Each clue was a poem - and in the final clue he proposed!"

The 26-year-old Bratman gave Aguilera a 5-carat diamond ring designed by jeweler Stephen Webster, who also made wedding bands for Madonna and Guy Richie.

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Go Away

Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, tagged as an imperious diva on "The Apprentice," criticized the NBC reality show for stereotyping her and other black contestants.

"Once you start looking at how all the black men are lazy and laid-back and nonassertive and nonaggressive and all the black women are quite the opposite, I think there is a pattern," she said Wednesday.

Speaking at an NBC teleconference for another reality show, Manigault-Stallworth said she wasn't "sassing" executive producer Mark Burnett but contended that the show's editing was to blame.

Burnett fired back when asked to respond. "How insulting to other African-Americans," Burnett told The Associated Press. "What African-American man have we shown to be lazy? None of them. Kwame almost won the whole thing."

--Does she ever stop whining and bitching?

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Casting News

Former Cheers star Shelley Long is set to make a guest appearance on ABC's Boston Legal, her first role since being hospitalized for a bad reaction to a painkiller.

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Before he goes into hiding for good, pop star George Michael has managed one last catty comment... this time taking a swipe at Kylie Minogue.

In recent months, George has let rip at Elton John, Will Young, Robbie Williams and George Bush. Talking about his lack of style back in his Wham! days, George, 41, said: "I was guilty of some major fashion crimes. "I dressed terribly but it was because I didn't have a decent shag, like Kylie until she met Michael Hutchence. Before that, she was clueless - then it all changed."

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Fresh Prince to Host

Annie Lennox, Brian May and India Arie will perform at Nelson Mandela's next concert to raise awareness about the AIDS pandemic.

The March 19 event in the Eastern Cape city of George, to be hosted by actor Will Smith, will highlight the plight of women and girls, who are six times more likely than men to become infected here, Mandela said Thursday.

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Together Again

After working together on the set of their upcoming movie 'Sahara' sparked romance between Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz, the new Hollywood couple is all set to launch into another big-screen project together.

According to Variety, the actors will star in a love story called 'The Loop.' Based on author Joe Coomer's novel, the story follows a lonely highway patrolman who is inspired by a beautiful librarian to search for his long-lost family. The new flick is expected to begin filming in September. Meanwhile, 'Sahara' is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide on April 8.

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Flatulent Footwear

Oh sure--it's not you, it's your shoes!!

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February 17, 2005 

Love (and Booze) is in the Air

Gawker releases pics of Brit and Kev on their honeymoon:

--Nothing out of the ordinary here: scrunchies, booze, and trucker caps.

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No Smoking for Brad

Brad Pitt hated his wife's chain-smoking and spoke of Angelina Jolie as a "goddess", it has been claimed.

The Hollywood star has apparently moved on since his split with Jennifer Aniston, according to an American model. April Florio, who claims to have spent three days with Pitt in Greece, told US Weekly he had tried to kiss her but she "shied away". "He was attracted to me," the 22-year-old said.

But when Pitt made advances, she claims, "he was shocked (at her brush off). He asked me why. I told him I did not want to get involved with someone in the industry."

And she said the Ocean's Twelve star poured his heart out about his deteriorating marriage to the Friends star. "He hated his wife's chain-smoking. He also hated the fact that she liked to hang with her friends or just stay at home. He liked to go to parties more," she said. And, asked about Angelina Jolie, she said: "He talked about her like she was a goddess."

--Somehow I'm not buying all of this, April.

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Bye, George

Legendary singer George Michael is quitting the pop world for good in favor of taking a more "behind the scenes" role in the industry. The star believes pop music is "dead" and is now seeking a career composing songs for other musicians.

Michael, 41, made his comments at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany yesterday. He was there to launch documentary film A Different Story, which follows struggles in both his personal and professional lives as he became a superstar in the 1980s.

Michael said, "That genre (pop) is just dead as far as I am concerned. I just thought it was very important to explain myself before I disappear. I truly believe there's a life for me that is not this one. Perhaps it will mean writing for other people. I have an ambition to write a truly contemporary musical, not necessarily even for the stage, but for the screen. I have got to find ways to make music and enjoy it the way I used to."

--Keep the "Faith," George.

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Rear View

Catherine Zeta-Jones has confessed she's a woman obsessed - with the size of her rear.

Jones, 35, starring opposite Brad Pitt in Ocean's Twelve, shed all her pregnancy pounds 12 weeks after her daughter Carys's birth in 2003, but still craves reassurance from actor hubby Michael Douglas.

"I have some insecurities," she says, "I'm always asking him if my bum's too big."

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No Tour for J Lo

Days after performing a duet with husband Marc Anthony at the Grammy Awards show, Jennifer Lopez said she's canceling a European concert tour due to illness.

Lopez had been scheduled to attend the British charity premiere of her movie "Shall We Dance?" with co-star Richard Gere on Wednesday. She called off the trip at the last minute, saying she was too ill to travel.

--Maybe she heard a tape of that Grammy performance and realized that she can't sing.

--Thanks for the tip, Brian.

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These shirts have been popping up on various folks in the fashion industry:

--Ha! Hope she has a sense of humor and these don't "tee" her off! :)

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Tacky Art Sells Big

Who knew tacky art could go for so much?

Two "Dogs Playing Poker" paintings cleaned house at Doyle New York's annual Dogs in Art Auction, fetching a staggering $590,400, the auction house said.

Comedian Caroline Rhea of Manhattan, who attended the auction, told the New York Daily News that the Coolidge paintings were the highlight of the event. "It's not the Mona Lisa -- we were joking it's the 'Bona Lisa'," she told the paper.

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Twelve American nuns have been suspended from their convent after going on an alcohol and sex fuelled holiday.

The women, all aged between 22 and 31, went on the Club 18-30 holiday without telling anyone where they were going. On returning from the debauched break last week and immediately found themselves in hot water with the mother-superior.

During the trip it has been claimed the nuns slept with a total of 43 men between them on the two-week trip. Amazingly the 12 ladies tried to excuse their behaviour by claiming they wanted to experience sin.

--Doesn't have quite the same cuteness factor as the scene in The Sound of Music where the nuns confess to the Reverend Mother that they have sinned by removing critical car parts so the nasty Nazis can't go after the Von Trapp family.

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Motley Midgets

Because it just wouldn't be a Crue show without midgets:

Rock music's biggest freak show is taking its show on the road. And the bigger question for Motley Crue is whether the band known for its excesses (sex, drugs and fighting) can keep it together for a year on tour.

"This tour could last a week. It could last a year. I just don't know," drummer Tommy Lee recently told The Associated Press. "But it definitely brings a smile to my face. You know, the danger part of it, the whether these guys are going to make it a month question."

Motley Crue has reportedly auditioned midgets, contortionists and strange animals as part of the stage production, a 2 1/2-hour show with no opening act.

"It's a traveling freak show. We've always been called that and we said 'Why don't we take that and take it to the next level,'" said bassist Nikki Sixx.

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Bad Prom Pics

The Tennessean wants your worst prom pics.

Help them out! You know you're ashamed of that bow-infested ensemble with puffy sleeves you wore. Show the world!

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Receiving a Granny-Beating

Don't mess with old ladies in Indiana:

A 79-year-old woman has been charged with using her wooden cane to strike police officers who arrived at her home to check on her welfare.

St. Joseph County prosecutors said the officers came to investigate a possible domestic abuse charge against Betty Chambers' live-in caretaker, Thomas Holleman, 57.

As the officers tried to handcuff Holleman, Chambers allegedly struck Officer Lonny Foresman over the head with her cane, prosecutors said.

Foresman suffered a mild concussion while Sgt. John Pavlekovich suffered a separated shoulder and hand injury, said Jaimee Thirion, a spokeswoman for St. Joseph County police.

--Thanks, Ren (that's 3).

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Happy Birthday, Dad!!!!!!!!!!

--Thanks to Iceman's tip, I got Dad a 3 month subscription to the Cigar of the Month Club from Cigars Around the World.

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February 16, 2005 

Cake Tip

How Not to Hold a Cake, by Kevin Federline:

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Drea Likes Us All

'Joey' star Drea De Matteo has confessed to liking both men and women.

The stunning actress, who plays Matt Le Blanc's younger sister, Gina, in the 'Friends' spin-off series, has admitted that she enjoys dating men but also indulges her sexual desires with female friends.

She is quoted by Britain's Daily Sport newspaper as saying: "I love men and they're who I go out with. But every now and then - well I can't say I've never been with a woman."

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Elfman is a Nutjob

Some Jenna Elfman fans were startled by what the star had to say in a recent issue of Scientology’s magazine Celebrity. The former star of “Dharma and Greg” is a devotee of the controversial religion, whose members also include Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

“I intend to make Scientology as accessible to as many people as I can. And that is my goal,” Elfman said. To do this, she says, it is my “duty to clear the planet.” By “clearing” she means to rid the world of “body thetans” — aliens who Scientologists believe inhabit the earth from a nuclear explosion 75 million years ago. She continued that “the more successful I became, the more suppression I bumped into … especially in the entertainment industry, which really is home to rabid suppression.”

---Mmmmkay. Say "Hi" to ET for me.

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Mellencamp to Tour

Hoosier Mellencamp to Tour:

John Mellencamp will bring his "Words & Music" to cities across the United States this spring on his first headlining tour in three years.

Sixteen stops have been announced for the first leg of the tour, which opens in Savannah, Ga., on March 23 and ends April 17 in Louisville, Ky. The tour is dubbed the "Words & Music Tour" after Mellencamp's recently released double CD greatest hits collection.

"Going out and playing is a great way for me to keep these songs alive; it's what I've done for my whole professional life," the 53-year-old rocker said in a statement Monday. "We're keeping ticket prices down so as not to exclude anybody who might want to attend one of these shows."

The top ticket price will be $45 for all tour dates in March and April.

--If anyone hasn't seen him in concert, he does a GREAT show. You should check it out!

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Daddy Cage

Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim, his wife of nearly seven months, are expecting their first child together.

Cage and the 21-year-old former waitress, whose due date has not been announced, met at a nightclub last year before marrying on July 30. The Oscar-winning Leaving Las Vegas actor, 42, already has a 14-year-old son called Weston from a prior relationship with actress Kristina Fulton.

Cage was previously married to actress Patricia Arquette and singer Lisa Marie Presley.

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Strippin' for Charity

Celebs Take Off Their Clothes For Charity:

Stars including Victoria Beckham, Christina Aguilera and Holly Valance all got naked for a book in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation.

Posh Spice was photographed naked except for a piece of Cartier jewelry and a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes.

Other stars who'll appear in the book include Kate Moss, Geri Halliwell, Paris Hilton and Sarah Ferguson. Also happy to strip off for charity were tennis star Serena Williams, Minnie Driver and her sister Kate, supermodel Iman and actress Jane Leeves (Daphne in Frasier).

--I'm with Posh--what more does a girl need? ;)

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Young Mom Movement Continues

Soul sensation Joss Stone has admitted a secret wish to be a teen mom...

The 17-year-old, who was nominated for three gongs at the Grammys but ending up going home empty-handed, has confessed: "I've got a checklist of things I want - including a Brit, a Grammy, an Oscar and a white poodle."

Much to mom Wendy Stoker's horror, she then added: "Sometimes it gets lonely. I want a baby, too! I'm ticking things off the list."

--Yeah, OK. Go the dry cleaners--Check. Get gas--Check, Check. Spew out a kid--Check, Check, Check.

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Nice Try

Painkillers. A wheelchair. A concert by Faith Hill. Which of these is covered by Medicare? All of them, according to the people at HealthSouth.

According to a newspaper in Birmingham, the health agency booked Hill, Reba McEntire, Amy Grant, Brooks and Dunn, KC and the Sunshine Band, and the country band Alabama for management meetings, then billed Medicare for the cost. McEntire and Alabama were also booked for annual management meetings at Disney World between 1996 and 2001, then billed to Medicare.

A $325 million settlement announced by the Justice Department in December said HealthSouth acknowledged improperly billing Medicare for lavish entertainment and other expenses. But this is the first mention of who performed at the meetings.

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Kidman Is Single Again

Nicole Kidman has split with film producer boyfriend Steve Bing, claims The Sun.

She reportedly told pals she dumped the millionaire because he doesn't want to get married. The 37-year-old Aussie actress called it a day after only four months together in January. They have not seen each other since.

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In the market for a classic handbag? profiles their Top 10 Designer Handbags.

And while you're busy accessorizing, don't forget to dress up your iPod.

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Inside Deep Throat

It was shot for $25,000 in six days. Its male star was a film-crew member shoved in front of the camera as a last-minute replacement. Its director readily conceded it was not even a good movie.

Yet "Deep Throat" was a cultural phenomenon with theatrical grosses estimated at $600 million -- according to some sources, anyway -- and it became an emblem of decadence for anti-pornography crusaders and the namesake for an informer who helped bring down a president.

"Inside Deep Throat," a documentary that premiered at last month's Sundance Film Festival, examines the legacy of the 1972 flick, a forerunner of today's hardcore adult-entertainment industry and a touchstone for obscenity laws.

Produced by Brian Grazer, whose films include "Apollo 13" and "A Beautiful Mind," "Inside Deep Throat" opened theatrically in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and five other cities Friday. It will open in other cities across the country later in the month.

--Thanks for the tip, Ren. (Second day in a row!)

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February 15, 2005 

Bitch War

Britney Spears says her dogs are better than Paris Hilton's pet Tinkerbell.

Britney claims her three chihuahuas - Bit Bit, Lacy Loo and Lucky - are far better turned out than Tinkerbell.

According to Britney's website she said:"My dogs are stylin' and profilin. Von Dutch just sent them the coolest little clothes. My dogs are so much cuter than Tinkerbell"

The stars are rarely seen without their dogs reports the Evening Standard. Britney's dog Bit Bit wore a diamond-studded collar to the Billboard Music Awards in December. Tinkerbell and Paris, meanwhile, sported matching outfits on reality TV show, The Simple Life.

--It's a battle of the bitches. (And I mean the dogs AND their owners).

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Kanye's Bitter

Kanye West has a beef with Dick Clark. West won three Grammys on Sunday, including best rap album for "The College Dropout." But he lost the new artist trophy to Maroon 5, the same award he lost to country singer Gretchen Wilson at the Clark-produced American Music Awards in November. West complained bitterly about that defeat, but later apologized to Wilson. He also lost in his other two AMA categories.

Backstage Sunday, the Chicago rapper was still ticked off. "I do not apologize to Dick Clark or the AMAs because you should not have had me perform and have me nominated for so many awards but not have an award," he said. "I'm one of those guys that's like all new artists, `Oh, I just believe that everything is on the up-and-up' and now I see with some of those other awards shows that it's not."

West was the most nominated Grammy contender with 10 nods. He also won best rap song for "Jesus Walks" and shared best R&B song for writing "You Don't Know My Name" with Alicia Keys and Harold Lilly.

--Way to be a gracious loser, Kanye. Get over yourself.

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ABBA Together Again

The four members of Swedish pop sensations ABBA have reunited for the first time in 19 years.

Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog sent fans "crazy" by attending the premiere of the musical Mamma Mia at the Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday - igniting hopes the group will reform.

It was a particular shock, because Faltskog had snubbed previous opportunities to reunite with her former bandmates. A fan says, "It was absolute mayhem. No one was sure whether all four members would come but when Agnetha turned up, everyone went crazy." But a source insists a full reunion is unlikely: "All four of them were in the auditorium but unfortunately they failed to assemble for a photograph on stage. Only Benny and Bjorn got up there to take a bow. Both Agnetha and Anni-Frid remained firmly in their seats."

Posted by Lawren at 06:52 AM | Comments (0)

Just Disturbing

Because I'm sure you all are as happy as I am about the announcement of the Mary Letourneau-Vili Fualaau engagement, here's their registry so you can buy them something extra-special.

Posted by Lawren at 06:51 AM | Comments (2)

Lohan's a Doll

Lohan's a doll:

Teen queen Lindsay Lohan will soon join the ranks of Hollywood's plastic people, literally. The Mattel toy company is making a mini version of the stylish redhead as part of their line of dolls called "My Scene," according to USA Today.

The new imitation of the popular 'Mean Girls' star even comes red carpet ready, dressed in a fur-trimmed coat and heels. The Lohan inspired doll is scheduled to make its debut in New York at the American International Toy Fair, which begins on Sunday. It will reportedly hit store shelves this June.

Posted by Lawren at 06:48 AM | Comments (2)

No Shit

Hurley says: "No shit."

Elizabeth Hurley is battling with local businessmen determined to expand a compost factory near her $4.75 million English country home.

The 39-year-old Estee Lauder model has joined a campaign to block the expansion of the manure-making plant which is situated just two miles from her rural retreat in Gloucestershire, England - because of the heavy stench.

Quenington Parish Council's Paul Lilly says, "Liz will do anything she can to help us. It has already started to make a difference."

Posted by Lawren at 06:44 AM | Comments (2)

Heaven-ly Recordbreaker

The WB picked up 7th Heaven for a 10th season, making the wholesome sitcom the longest-running family drama in television history.

--Who knew?

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Keanu Gets Hammered

Keanu Reeves made quite a night of it after the Baftas - even if it didn't go exactly to plan.

The Matrix star got so drunk at dinner after the awards that he failed to make it across the road to the post-Baftas bash at Isis nightclub.

A spy says: "Keanu was knocking back the booze in the Wolsey restaurant. He was having a great time." In fact, he was having such a laugh he stayed until the place shut.

He then headed for the nearest cab to take him to the Miramax party at the Sanderson Hotel.

Posted by Lawren at 06:37 AM | Comments (0)

Jailhouse Rock

Singalong in a Great Britian Prison:

Killers have been given a karaoke machine for singalong cell sessions, it was revealed yesterday.

They are among four of the prison system’s worst lifers who can use the music system and other goodies including computer games — bought with taxpayers’ cash at Whitemoor maximum security jail.

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Blogs and the Workplace

Word to the wise: beware of where you blog.

--Thanks for the tip, Ren.

Posted by Lawren at 06:31 AM | Comments (2)

February 14, 2005 

Fashion Flub

It appears that Sheryl Crow has taken the whole "Christmas spirit" thing way past its prime:

Sheryl, is that tinsel?

UPDATE: The ladies at Go Fug Yourself agree.

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Chandler Rushed to Hospital

Friends star Matthew Perry was taken to hospital this week suffering a seizure after taking prescription drugs, it has been revealed. The actor was rushed into an LA hospital by ambulance after an emergency 911 call.

Emergency tests showed traces of barbiturates in his system, the News Of The World reported. He tested negative for illegal drugs such as cocaine and cannabis. His spokeswoman said: "He was admitted because he had an adverse reaction to some prescribed medication.

Posted by Lawren at 06:45 AM | Comments (0)

Wax Brad and Jen

Madame Tussaud's New York Wax Museum has unveiled its Jennifer Aniston figure.

Those smitten with the celebrity can now see the waxy double perfectly primped in a slinky black gown. Just a few feet away stands Aniston's estranged husband, Brad Pitt. Madame Tussaud's said Pitt is positioned there to remind Jen of what she has lost.

Posted by Lawren at 06:42 AM | Comments (3)

Hip Hop Hooray HO!

Hip Hop Ho Tells All:

Usher, Jay-Z, Chris Rock, Ja Rule, Ice-T, Vin Diesel and other stars of hip-hop and movies who have had run-ins with Karinne Steffans may want to call their lawyers and spin doctors.

Steffans, the legendary hip-hop groupie/video vixen/wannabe actress who goes by the nickname "Superhead," just signed a "lucrative" deal with HarperCollins' imprint Amistad books to "tell all — and we mean all," said a publishing insider.

The source added, "The memoir is being described as a tell-all, but also a cautionary tale for young women who think that life in the entertainment world is all roses and no thorns. There is juicy dish on a number of multi-platinum and box-office blockbuster celebrities, including never before revealed tidbits about Karinne's escapades with some of hip-hop and Hollywood's leading men."

Steffans will detail a "five-day sex romp with a hugely successful, raspy-voiced rapper-actor not long after her arrival in L.A. in 2000; her much cherished time spent with actor Ice-T, whom she considers a mentor and credits with rescuing her and her son from an abusive relationship; and her last days as the ultimate party girl, living it up in Miami on New Year's Eve with the likes of Xzibit and Sean 'Puffy' Combs."

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Love's Punishment

Courtney Love has had a string of legal problems in recent years, but she has been spared jail for assault and drug offences. However, she must serve three years probation.

She had back-to-back court appearances in two separate cases in Los Angeles, first pleading no contest to attacking a woman with a whisky bottle. In the second, Ms Love, 40, pleaded guilty to possessing a forged prescription and painkiller oxycodone.

She must also do 100 hours community service, have drug treatment, attend Narcotics Anonymous and pay a fine.

Posted by Lawren at 06:37 AM | Comments (0)

Non High Times?

Cheech and Chong may have joked about marijuana in their movies, but the comedians say they didn't touch the stuff when the cameras were rolling.

"We tried one time and we wasted so much film," said Tommy Chong, recalling a scene in "Up in Smoke." "We were in the car waiting for the cue, you know. And the camera's rolling and we're sitting there, you know, and neither one of us heard the cue."

Chong said he isn't ashamed of introducing millions of Vietnam-era kids to marijuana. "When you think of how many kids died drinking alcohol, I feel I've saved millions of lives," he said.

--Is anyone really buying this?

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I had the Grammy Awards on last night while I was doing things around my condo. So, I can't really comment on a lot of the show because I wasn't paying much attention.

I did, however, catch Marc Anthony and wife J Lo's performance. And, um, J Lo should leave the singing up to her husband. He has a far superior voice. Was it me, or was she totally off key? Oh, and what the heck was she wearing during the performance? It was too Barbara Eden-"I Dream of J Lo" for me.

Posted by Lawren at 06:28 AM | Comments (1)

Wedding Bells

Christina Aguilera has gotten engaged!

The pop diva said "yes" to boyfriend Jordan Bratman. Aguilera's spokesperson released the following statement: "Christina and Jordan Bratman are engaged. They got engaged Friday night, Feb 11th. No wedding date is set."

Bratman, 26, proposed to the 23-year-old pop diva on Friday night while the two were vacationing at an undisclosed location, Prophet said.

Bratman presented Aguilera with a diamond ring designed by jeweler Stephen Webster, she said.

Posted by Lawren at 06:24 AM | Comments (2)

Strange Attack

VH1's Strange Love could have had a field day in New York with Wednesday's dramatic scene. Apparently the 6-foot-2 Brigitte Nielsen, 41, suffered an asthma attack while driving through her Gramercy Park neighborhood with her manager and Foofy Foofy boy toy, Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav.

According to the New York Daily News, Flav, 45, was quite heroic when his Amazonian mistress began to hyperventilate. "Flav suddenly jumped out in the middle of the street and ran between moving traffic to flag down an ambulance across the way. He was just so freaked out. Paramedics ran over and put her on an IV and some sort of breathing mask, and took her off on a stretcher," says an on-the-scene spy.

Flav not only attended to his girl in distress, but also to his public. "Flav was on crowd control, shaking hands and signing autographs," adds the tattler.

Posted by Lawren at 06:19 AM | Comments (2)


Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone!

And in honor of today, I bring you the science of kissing.

Posted by Lawren at 06:16 AM | Comments (0)

Should Have Been Miller Time

Isac Aguero made it a Bud Light on Saturday night. His employer thought it should have been Miller Time.

The 24-year-old from Racine said he was fired Monday, the same day a picture appeared in The Journal Times showing him holding a bottle of Bud Light. The picture was taken Saturday night, while Aguero was out in Downtown Racine during Mardi Crawl, and appeared as part of the JT's weekly "On the Town" feature depicting area nightlife.

The problem: Aguero was a forklift operator for CJW Inc., the area's supplier of Miller Brewing Co. products. He said he believes he was fired unfairly. "It was a Saturday and I wasn't at work," he said. "They can't tell me what beverages I can drink."

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February 11, 2005 

Wiggin' Out

Hey Brit:

Nice try, but the lame wig does not make you incognito. We still recognize you.

:) Lawren

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Looks like Usher is well and truly over his split with Naomi Campbell.

The hunky singer was recently involved in a sixsome at the Sanderson hotel in London, says model Joanna Bond, 19. When she walked into the star's room she found "three men and three women interlocked on the bed," Britain's News of the World reports.

Bond, who said she was "powerless to resist," added, "He has a fantastic body. He obviously works very hard at it and is very proud of it. His six-pack was amazing. And he's impressively built where it matters, too."

--Um, 6 people?

Posted by Lawren at 06:56 AM | Comments (1)

Snoop's Schmooze Technique

Snoop Dogg - who performed a duet at the Brit Awards with Pharrell Williams - did his best to schmooze a reporter backstage.

After being told the attractive young journalist was from Jordan in the Middle East, the rapper, 33, replied: "Sorry, I don't know it. Is it safe there? They brainwash us in America when it comes to the Middle East. But if all the women there look like you, I'll definitely come and visit."

--Nice game there, Snoop.

Posted by Lawren at 06:53 AM | Comments (2)

Angie's Expecting

"Law & Order" alum Angie Harmon and her football star husband Jason Sehorn have announced that they are expecting their second child, according to "The Insider"'s Marc Malkin.

The couple met in March 2000 when the two were guests on "The Tonight Show." They married about 15 months later in her hometown of Dallas, TX. Their first child, daughter Finley, is 16 months old. Harmon's work schedule will not be affected. She is currently shooting 'End Game,' a political thriller opposite James Woods and Cuba Gooding Jr. Her next film, 'Fun with Dick and Jane,' hits theaters this summer.

Posted by Lawren at 06:50 AM | Comments (0)

Triple Threat

Sing, sing a song (or 3):

Beyonce Knowles will have her work cut out at the 77th Academy Awards on February 27 - she's singing three of the five nominated songs.

The Destiny's Child star had already signed up to duet with Josh Groban on The Polar Express theme "Believe" and now she has agreed to sing the Original Song nominees from Phantom Of The Opera and Les Choristes.

Phantom star Minnie Driver was considered the obvious choice to sing Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Learn To Be Lonely" at the Oscars as she sang the tune on the film soundtrack, but Knowles has stepped in to perform. She'll also sing "Look To Your Path" from Les Choristes.

Meanwhile, rockers Counting Crows will perform their Shrek 2 Best Song nomination, "Accidentally In Love," while there's no confirmation as to who will sing the fifth nominated song, The Motorcycle Diaries' "Al Otro Lado Del Rey" at the awards show.

--I'm actually more excited to hear Josh Groban sing. He's great!

Posted by Lawren at 06:48 AM | Comments (4)

Robbie the Cradlerobber

Ladies' man Robbie Williams turned the full force of his legendary charm on Joss Stone.

After performing Angels with 17-year-old Joss, he whispered softly in her ear. "I told her about my girth," said the 30-year-old star.

Calling her "my lovely wife", he added: "She is amazing and one of the nicest people I've ever met. I feel very sexy towards her, too." Sadly for Rob, Joss is loved-up with American boyfriend Beau Dozier, who was at the ceremony.

--His girth? Please.

Posted by Lawren at 06:43 AM | Comments (2)

Cojo's Dumpage

Cojo Gets Dumped:

Red-carpet fashion maven Steven Cojocaru's gig on NBC's "Today" show is over. "He's not going to be on the program again," "Today" show publicist Lauren Kapp told The Associated Press Thursday. "We are going our separate ways and we wish him all the best."

Cojocaru is scheduled to talk about his recent kidney transplant operation on an upcoming interview on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Carly Ubersox, a spokesman for Winfrey's Harpo Productions, said Thursday.

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Remember when I first posted about this story? Well, it looks like the woman got sentenced:

A woman has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail for ripping off her ex-lover's testicle with her bare hands during a drunken brawl after he refused her sex.

Amanda Monti, 24, flew into a rage in May last year after Geoffrey Jones, 37, who had ended their long-term relationship, rejected her advances.

She grabbed him by the genitals, tearing off his left testicle, then hid it in her mouth before a friend of Jones handed it back to him saying "that's yours".

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Business Screw Ups

Click here for the 101 Dumbest Moments in Business.

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February 10, 2005 

Chuck + Cammy

Prince Charles announced Thursday that he will marry his lover Camilla Parker Bowles, putting an official seal on a long romance that Princess Diana blamed for the breakdown of her tempestuous marriage to the heir to the throne.

The Prince of Wales and Parker Bowles will marry on Friday, April 8, at Windsor Castle, said Clarence House, Charles' residence and office.

They will be married in a largely private civil ceremony at the palace, not in a Church of England service.

--I'll never understand how he could pick Cammy over Di. I mean, look at her!

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Playing House

"Playing House"--with Britney and Kevin:

From an interview with Kevin Federline airing tonight on "Access Hollywood: "I love her more than anything. I'll spend the rest of my life with her and deal with the good and the bad," the dancer gushes to Billy Bush.

Asked to describe himself, Federline replies: "I'm easy, laid back and nice." Britney, eavesdropping from upstairs, yells "Sexy!" Asked what they do for fun, Federline says, "We play house, we cook. We are actually going to get lessons soon from a chef."

--Maybe they should get "play" children before they try the real kind.

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How Quick They Move On

Yesterday I posted about Jennifer Aniston possibly getting close to Vince Vaughn. Now, it seems Brad is moving on as well:

Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt has been linked to Maxim model April Florio, only a month after announcing his split from wife Jennifer Aniston.

Pitt and Aniston called time on their four and a half year marriage on January 7, but continue to live together in their Beverly Hills, California mansion. Pitt was photographed with 22-year-old Florio in a Santa Monica ice cream store earlier this week.

British newspaper Daily Express reports Florio and Pitt were introduced by the actor's Ocean's Twelve co-star George Clooney in Europe last summer. Florio's agent Mike Esterman says, "I just spoke to her and she was with him in Greece and California." Florio is Miss December in this year's Maxim calendar and has filmed a small role in upcoming Paris Hilton film Pledge This.

Posted by Lawren at 07:06 AM | Comments (3)

Trump: The Movie

He's conquered the world of business, real estate and reality TV. Now, ABC wants to bring you his story. The network has given the green light to a television movie about Donald Trump's life, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

But don't look for the famous tycoon to be in on the project. Trump isn't expected to be involved in the unauthorized flick, based on the book called The Trumps: Three Generations That Built an Empire.

As for who will play the millionaire mogul? A spokesperson for ABC says it will be a challenge to find someone who can pull off the essence of "The Donald," who has become "the American version of royalty."

Posted by Lawren at 07:02 AM | Comments (0)

Wedding Bells?

Ben to marry another Jen?

A "school pal" of Jennifer Garner speculates to People that the cutesy couple could be looking to take their nearly seven-month-old relationship to the next level, perhaps by Valentine's Day.

"It's my understanding that he's going to give her a ring," the mole tells the mag, adding the butt-covering qualifier, "I don't know for sure."

Whispers that the pair, who are both 32, plan to settle down began in earnest after Affleck coughed up a little more than $4.6 million for a 4,500-square-foot gated, five-bedroom and five-and-a-half bath Brentwood home situated just a couple of miles from Garner's pad.

Posted by Lawren at 07:00 AM | Comments (0)

Mandy's T's

Mandy Moore Creates T-shirt Line:

Pop star Mandy Moore created her own line and label, Mblem, so that she could have an unlimited supply of "functional, casual and sexy" T's.

"It all evolved from the fact that I'm totally the jeans and T-shirt girl. If I can get away with wearing jeans and a T-shirt somewhere, I'll do it," Moore told The Associated Press in a phone interview.

Her Mblem shirts, which are priced at about $50, are available in some of her favorite color combinations, including orange and brown and pink and brown, printed with lyrics of some of her favorite classic rock songs.

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Curiously Skanky

Britney Spears' raunchy 30-second ad for her fragrance Curious will make its UK debut during ITV1's coverage on Thursday night.

Dressed in a skimpy pink camisole and jeans, the 23-year-old gets down and dirty with model Eric Winter in a shower.

And, ever the professional, Brit insisted on doing all the scenes herself, refusing the offer of a body double even for the explicit shots.

--Wonder what Kev thinks.

Posted by Lawren at 06:52 AM | Comments (1)

Marriage Advice

Relationship Advice, by Will and Jada:

"Every time somebody in Hollywood breaks up, Jada and I go and find out why," Will Smith, currently out stumping for the matchmaking comedy "Hitch," tells the New York Post. "With Bruce and Demi, we spent hours talking to them. And Tom and Nicole -- hours, just trying to understand what happened."

The seemingly nosy Smiths, who celebrated their seventh anniversary on New Year's Eve (they have two children together), have so far avoided the problems that plague so many Hollywood marriages by always being upfront with one another, even when it comes to checking out hotties. "I mean, wow, Eva Mendes is freaking gorgeous," gushes Smith of his "Hitch" co-star, an assessment he says he has no problem sharing with the missus. "Our perspective is, you don't avoid what's natural," he tells the paper. "You're going to be attracted to people. In our marriage vows, we didn't say 'forsaking all others.'"

"The vow that we made was that you will never hear that I did something after the fact," Smith explains. "If it came down to it, then one [spouse] can say to the other, 'Look, I need to have sex with somebody. I'm not going to if you don't approve of it -- but please approve of it.'"

Despite the apparent loophole in their wedding vows, Smith says he's perfectly content in his marriage, whose success he ascribes to one simple tenet: "Are you a person of your word or not?" To that end, the A-lister not only assigns himself relationship homework but devotes oodles of time to dissecting the union with Jada. "I spend hours reading, studying," he tells the Post. "And my wife and I talk about things that work -- and don't work."

--They had me until the allowing your spouse to have sex with someone else part.

Posted by Lawren at 06:45 AM | Comments (5)

Die Hard Part 4

While doing the promo rounds for his new action thriller Hostage in London, Bruce Willis told the BBC that a fourth "Die Hard" movie is moving ahead.

"'Die Hard 4.0' is being written as we speak, and if all goes well we'll be shooting it in Autumn on the east coast of the United States."

As he previously said, he added that "John McClane has retired as a cop, and that's all that Fox have allowed me to tell you about it."

Posted by Lawren at 06:41 AM | Comments (2)

The Perfect Fit

A Taiwanese company has introduced a new service allowing men to order tailor-made size condoms. SakuNet International makes 55 different sizes of condoms from just three inches long to 9.4 inches, reports Sina News.

The company says the most popular condom sold in Taiwan is 4.2 inches long and 1.9 inches in diameter. Men can log onto the company's website and download and print out the length measurement card so they can order the most appropriate condom.

Posted by Lawren at 06:38 AM | Comments (5)

February 09, 2005 

Bree's Gay?

Ok folks, are we buying this story?

Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross is set to reveal she is a real-life lesbian by posing for a gay mag. The sexy redhead - stuffy Bree Van De Kamp in the hit show - will join the likes of Cynthia Nixon and Ellen DeGeneres by coming out.

Marcia, 43, is believed to be in a long-term relationship with a brunette from another top US show. And she will pose on the cover of US mag, The Advocate, to confirm her sexuality.

The Sun quotes a show insider as saying: "Everyone on the show is aware of Marcia's leanings, as is the rest of Hollywood. "She hasn't made a secret of it. Some of the other housewives were worried the news might hurt the ratings. But creator Marc Cherry is gay and very supportive of her decision."

Posted by Lawren at 06:54 AM | Comments (7)

"Little House" News

Looks like wardrobe malfunctions can even happen to wholesome folks like "Half Pint." It's called double sided tape, Melissa.

And in more "Little House" news:

ABC is bringing the famous 1970s series back in a special, short-form series that begins next month.

This time, the series will be much closer to the original Laura Ingalls Wilder books, the network says.

Kyle Chavarria will star as Laura Ingalls, with Danielle Ryan Chuchran playing older sister Mary. Cameron Bancroft fills the role of Pa, formerly occupied by Michael Landon, and Erin Cottrell is Ma.

Posted by Lawren at 06:51 AM | Comments (0)

Stefani's Wish

Gwen Stefani says she hopes to be reincarnated as a man. The No Doubt singer, who is married to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, says she would like to experience life as a randy Romeo and bed as many women as possible.

She said: "In my next life I am going to be a guy and I'm going to be a complete slut."

--You go, Gwen.

Posted by Lawren at 06:48 AM | Comments (2)

Jen's First Date?

Just a month after the actress announced her separation from Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston has supposedly stepped out on her "first date."

The alleged amour? Vince Vaughn, who coincidentally has a role in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," the spy thriller on which Pitt and Angelina Jolie reportedly bonded.

Paparazzi snapped Vaughn giving Aniston a hug and a smooch goodbye outside the Peninsula Hotel in Los Angeles last week, prompting the British tabloids to speculate that they are seeing each other socially.

"Jennifer and Vince are very close," a snitch tattles to the London Mirror, which described the lip action as "a tender goodnight kiss." "They've been spending time together. They're taking things slowly and enjoying each other's company. But they've got a connection.

Posted by Lawren at 06:45 AM | Comments (1)

Scent and the City

Former Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker has signed a new deal to develop her own line of fragrances.

The brand name and the exact perfume scent are still works in progress, but the stylish star says the first perfume - to be issued by Coty Inc - will be "fresh." She explains, "It'll be intentionally quiet, not a very aggressive scent. It's not a scent you'll smell before a person walks in a room. I don't want it to not have social skills! This is a part of my life I want to share with others... I really, really thought about it. I've been invited into women's lives and I take that seriously."

Fragrance is something that has been important since her childhood. When she went to the hospital to give birth to her son, James, two years ago, Parker admits she brought her perfume because it's an important part of her daily routine. She adds, "Fragrance is a necessity on days you don't have time to shower." The fragrance is expected to hit stores in the autumn.

Posted by Lawren at 06:43 AM | Comments (1)

McConaughey's NASCAR Debut

Matthew McConaughey was selected the Grand Marshal for the Daytona 500. The actor will give the command "Drivers, start your engines" at the Feb. 20 race in Florida, NASCAR announced Monday.

"I'm honored and excited to be the Grand Marshal of this year's race," McConaughey said in a statement. "There is nothing more American than NASCAR and the Daytona 500.

McConaughey, who has starred in films including "Dazed and Confused" and "The Wedding Planner," will star in the upcoming thriller "Sahara."

Previous Grand Marshals include Ben Affleck last year and John Travolta in 2003. Ashton Kutcher will be the honorary starter of this year's race.

Posted by Lawren at 06:39 AM | Comments (0)

Davis to Do TV

"Sex and the City" co-star Kristin Davis may return to TV not as a desperate housewife, but a highly curious one.

Davis will star in an ABC one-hour pilot tentatively titled, "Soccer Moms," reports Hollywood Reporter. The potential series centers on two suburban housewives who team up as private investigators.

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No More Single Life

Goodbye to the Single Life:

Nicole Richie, the co-star of the Fox reality show, "The Simple Life," has become engaged to her boyfriend of one year, disc jockey Adam Goldstein, her publicist, Cindy Guagenti, announced Tuesday.

It will be the first marriage for 23-year-old Richie and Goldstein, whose professional name is DJ AM.

Posted by Lawren at 06:32 AM | Comments (1)

Big's Back

Chris Noth's guest appearance this weekend on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is the start of something big. Noth, who left the original "Law & Order" 10 years ago, will become a regular on the spinoff beginning next season, series spokeswoman Pam Ruben Golum said Tuesday.

He will split duties with current series lead Vincent D'Onofrio, who's continuing as police Detective Robert Goren. Each actor will appear in 11 episodes for the fifth season. The NBC series airs at 9 p.m. EST Sunday.

Posted by Lawren at 06:29 AM | Comments (0)

Sex Gland Alert

Melatonin, a hormone available in over-the-counter supplements and popped freely by many frequent air travelers, may affect the sex glands, U.S. and Japanese researchers reported on Monday.

Tests on Japanese quail showed the hormone regulates a sexual pathway believed to be involved in seasonal breeding patterns.

It is likely to affect human gonads as well, the researchers said.

--Read the rest here.

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February 08, 2005 

Boys Will Be Boys

When asked about his wife Jessica's dog, Daisy, Nick Lachey had this to say: "She's spoiled and fat," Lachey snickered. "That's right, spoiled and fat . . . just like its mom!"

Meanwhile, his father-in-law, Joe Simpson, was in a far happier mood later at the Playboy party at Rivercity Café hanging with Ashlee Simpson's boyfriend, Ryan Cabrera. "They were surrounded by Bunnies," said one witness. "Joe liked the busty blond ones and kept chatting them up and dancing with them."

--Hmmm, sounds like Jessica, Ashlee, and their mother need to watch out!

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Caption This

Caption this (yes, it's Heidi Klum boyfriend Seal):

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Barrymore Breakup Letter

Drew Barrymore is single again:

Drew Barrymore has apparently told her boyfriend, drummer Fabrizio Moretti, to beat it. Word is she wrote Moretti a "breakup letter" last week.

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Fame's To Blame

Kelly Osbourne Opens Up:

Many people dream of fame and fortune but Kelly Osbourne says they ruined her life. The 20-year-old daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, who last year went into rehab for drug use, moaned: "Being rich and famous is my biggest problem.

"Growing up in public sucks. It's hard enough being judged by your family, never mind the whole world." Kelly revealed why she turned to painkillers. "I didn't like cocaine or speed so opiates became my drug of choice," said Kel, who's starring in US TV show Life As We Know It.

"The last four months before I went into rehab I was throwing up blood and trying to hide it because I didn't want my mum to know. I'd wake up covered in blood."

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Unlikely Team

Teen beauty Lindsay Lohan will need to tone down her usual Hollywood glamour to play a down-home prairie girl in a movie about a small-town country music station.

According to "The Insider," the 'Mean Girls' star has been cast in 'A Prairie Home Companion,' as the daughter of one of Hollywood's most legendary actresses, Meryl Streep.

The upcoming Robert Altman project is expected to begin filming in April. Country music favorites Lyle Lovett and Tom Waits will play singers in the movie, while renowned author Garrison Keillor, who wrote the screenplay, also joins the cast.

--Hold up--Lindsay Lohan and Meryl together? I'm not seeing it.

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Rodman Shows Off His Assets

Often his own fashion statement on the basketball court, Dennis Rodman made one at New York Fashion Week, revealing all in an ad for PETA.

The tattoo-resplendent former NBA star appears nude, in profile, in the celebrity anti-fur ad for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Rodman's 6-foot-8 presence appears with the slogan, "Think Ink, Not Mink: Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin and Let Animals Keep Theirs."

"I'm very against people mistreating animals in any fashion," Rodman told The Associated Press Monday.

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More Than You Googled For

Actor Sir Ben Kingsley has told how he learned his wife was cheating - when he saw a photo of her and her lover on the net.

The star, 61, is divorcing German-born Alexandra who was snapped last month with Sammy Brauner, 41, in a Berlin nightclub. He said: "It came at a very, very vulnerable time for me and I was deeply, deeply shocked because until then I had no idea.

"It's very difficult for a man to learn on the internet that his wife has a boyfriend. Tragically, I had to file for divorce." The dad of four, married twice before, wed Alexandra, 30, in September 2003.

Just 10 months later she moved to Berlin after failing to settle at their Oxfordshire mansion. When Oscar winner Sir Ben, filming in New York, phoned her about the picture, she confirmed the affair. The Gandhi star said: "I'm feeling terrible disappointment and grief. "I love her and I don't know what the future holds. What can I say? I'm very hurt."

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February 07, 2005 

90's TV

I found this article and just loved it. It brings you back to the good old days of middle/high school. I decided to post it in its entirety. Enjoy!

Everything I Learned, I Learned from 90's TV

It's all about early 90s TV shows. Everythinganybody needs to know in life can be found in one of the numerous shows that today's University students watched when they were growing up. So let's take a walk down our television-enhanced memories and see what we learned.

"Reading Rainbow": The mothership of all learning programs. Even though LeVar Burton was simultaneously starring in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," he still found time to read us all those great stories of our youth like "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." Don't even lie to yourself, you can still sing the theme song. Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high... LeVar made sure we were nine-year-olds with sophisticated reading tastes.

"Mr. Rogers": Another PBS winner. This show terrified me when I was a kid, but here's a basic rundown of principles we learned: Change shoes when you come indoors, change cardigans often and always make sure you have puppets around for role play.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles": If you ever for some reason lose your body, you can encase your brain in a fish bowl, attach robot arms to yourself and attempt world domination with your evil sidekick, Shredder. It will work until you're foiled by four mutant turtles and a rat. Speaking of which, if you ever run into a mutant rat while hanging around in the sewer, get him to teach you all of his cool Ninja tricks. This is how I became a Ninja. You might even meet a really hot reporter in a yellow jumpsuit. Also, TMNT was the origin of our generation's love for pizza. Michelangelo loved it, and we all wanted to be Michelangelo, so bring on the Pizza Hut.

"Full House": The most wholesome family programming of all time. What didn't we learn from DJ, Uncle Jesse, Steph and Uncle Joey? Even that kooky Danny Tanner knew what he was talking about. Here are some good lessons: If you're seven years old, it is not a good idea to take Uncle Jesse's car without permission, as you will inevitably drive it into the house. If your crazy neighbor Kimmie tries to make cooler friends than you, just remember--even though you may be upset--that she'll come back to you in due time. If you're interested in a rock star who worships Elvis, be prepared that he will spend more time and money on his hair than you do. Also, don't worry if you get a zit on the day you have yearbook pictures. Everybody gets zits--see if anyone wants to play "Connect the Dots." Oh, "Full House," you were so good.

Since I've already been so wholesome, I'll skip the Mickey Mouse Club, but we know we all watched it. Most notably, we learned that if you were on the show, you had a 30 percent chance of becoming a sex-crazed pop star (à la Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera or our Lady of White Trash, Britney Spears).

Nickelodeon was a powerhouse of TV shows in the early 90s; think "Doug," "Wild and Crazy Kids," "GUTS," "Hey Dude," and "You Can't Do That on Television!" But "Salute Your Shorts" was Nickelodeon's best show. We all know that "Salute Your Shorts" helped us learn many great things, such as: If your camp counselor's last name is Lee, call him Ug, so you get Ug Lee; Sponge may be a nerd, but he knows that a giraffe's tongue is black and this knowledge can win you the radio contest; and finally, "heart" rhymes with "fart" and you should always substitute "fart" for "heart" in camp songs.

"Fresh Prince of Bel Air": Will and Carlton were role models for everyone. I learned all my dance moves from Carlton (thus explaining my lack of suitors). Will taught us a plethora of things, including a really sweet rap. First, the more attitude you have, the better. Don't pretend to be preppy just to impress a girl--she probably likes bad boys anyway. Flat tops are so hot. If you find a best friend named Jazz, you will increase your cool quotient by 200 percent. There is no defining the awesomeness of this show. I have no words.

That brings us to the mother of all early 90s TV shows that shaped our lives.

"Saved by the Bell": Zack Morris = a stonewashed denim god. The lessons learned from this show are so extensive that I can only touch on a select few. If your cell phone is larger than 3" x 5" x 2," you are using a dinosaur. Date the beach resort owner's daughter, if only to make her dad angry. When you go to college, everything changes. Caffeine pills are not cool, just ask Jessie Spano. Calling your girlfriend "Mama" and having her call you "Papa" is the most awesome thing ever. The Max is always the place to be, and the Sprain is the dance of the century. Find yourself a Kelly Kapowski. And last, but not least, everybody needs a dorky but lovable friend named Screech.

I know I haven't done these shows justice, and frankly, I don't have enough space. Fortunately, you can always check all these shows out in syndication on good ole TBS.

--Is that true, or WHAT?

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Quote Me

Nicole Richie shows off her intelligence once again:

"I gave Paris Hilton a rat called Tori Spelling for Christmas, and Paris loved her. Rats make great pets. I told Tori about how I named my rat after her, and Tori said that it was funny, but I could tell it hurt her feelings. Tori felt that I think her face looks like a rat's, but I actually own six rats and I named each after a character on 'Beverly Hills 90210,' like Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry. But Tori didn't know that, so she was upset"

— Nicole Richie to Webster Hall curator Baird Jones at the Cosmogirl party at Earth.

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Love is in the Air

Some Valentine's Day links for you:

--MSN releases its list of the Top 10 Romantic Movie Moments.

#10 Goodfellas (No way)
#9 Out of Sight (Who voted for this?)
#8 Harold and Maude (Nice Choice)
#7 A Place in the Sun (Eh, maybe)
#6 Say Anything (For sure--gotta love Lloyd)
#5 The Philadelphia Story (Not bad)
#4 Punch-Drunk Love (You must be joking)
#3 Out of the Past (Never saw it)
#2 The Apartment (Decent, but not top 10 in my mind)
#1 Casablanca (Obvious winner)

What are some of your favorites?

--Click here for 10 10 sexy places to settle down for the night.

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Heather Graham's Single Again

Hollywood beauty Heather Graham is single again - after splitting with new love Josh Lucas.

The Guru star, 35, and the Sweet Home Alabama heart-throb, 33, began dating in December, several months after Graham ended her relationship with film-maker Chris Weitz. Graham has previously dated Heath Ledger and Ed Burns, while Lucas romanced Salma Hayek.

American gossip site Pagesix.Com reports Lucas attended a party at New York nightclub Gypsy Tea with former love, model Liliana Dominguez on Thursday.

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Amusing Shop Names

Click here for some of the most amusing shop names.

I kinda like Spex Appeal:

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Chic Seat

The fashion crowd is flushed with excitement over the new Kohler Purist Hatbox toilet.

Kohler's Fashion Week advertisement boasts: This electric commode is so sleek and lovely; you’ll be tempted to put it in the living room. Drink lots of water so you can give one of these babies a test ride at the tents in one of the Kohler-provided restrooms.

--My question is, where the hell is the tank?

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Super Bowl Thoughts

My thoughts on the Super Bowl:

1) I really didn't care who won.

2) Tom Brady's a cutie, but it's time for someone else to have the spotlight.

3) McCartney's halftime show was awesome! The lighting and effects were rockin'.

4) How much do you think Pepsi shelled out for their ad spots? I felt like every other commercial was for Pepsi.

5) I'm glad the game was pretty close. Made it more interesting.

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Fashion Week Update

Fashion Week News:

--Patchwork and ponchos: One is so hot, the other is not. Fully embracing the softer bohemian styles that first started to emerge for spring, designers Esteban Cortazar and Catherine Malandrino relied heavily on patchwork prints for their fall collections, which were previewed Sunday during New York Fashion Week.

Meanwhile, the shapeless - and, by now, ubiquitous - poncho has been absent from the Bryant Park tents in midtown Manhattan. It's been replaced by long, slouchy cardigans and short, boxy jackets, which were particularly well done by Tracy Reese, who used brocade and printed fabrics for her portrait collar versions.

--If designer Richard Tyler has his way, everyone will be dressing like chic flight attendants next fall. The Los Angeles-based Tyler used his runway show, held Friday as New York Fashion Week, as a showcase for the uniforms he's designed for Delta Air Lines.

Some of the fashion editors and retailers in the audience might at first have had difficulty making the connection between uniforms and the styles that will set the trends for fall. But the taffeta wrap dresses, black reversible hooded coat and double-breasted dress in navy stretch wool made believers out of many.

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A man has been convicted of assault and battery for throwing a breakfast sandwich at a McDonald's restaurant manager.

Authorities say Scott Rodgers and his young son stopped one day in October to get four Egg McMuffins in a Holland McDonald's. He returned to the service window to complain when he realized at least one of the sandwiches had sausage instead of ham. He threw it at the shift manager when she asked him to give it back.

Rogers has been fined $600 dollars and put on probation. He's also banned from entering the McDonald's restaurant.

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February 04, 2005 

Stick THAT in Your Pipe and Smoke It

And in the dysfunctional world of the Osbournes...

Biting the head off of a bat is only the tip of the iceberg as far as Ozzy Osbourne’s wacky exploits are concerned. The heavy metal singer shares some of his less-legendary but just-as-strange stories of debauchery in the upcoming FHM, including the saga of “The Ass Tobacco.”

Ozzy says, years ago, he used to keep a pouch of tobacco by the side of his bed so he could roll his own cigarettes as soon as he woke up in the morning.

One night, he and his wife, Sharon, were up to some hanky panky and, unknowingly, he tipped the tobacco in between the sheets while they were rolling around.

When Ozzy woke up the next morning, he saw a splotch of tobacco on Sharon’s heinie and thought, as he puts it, “she had shat the bed!”

Eventually, he realized it was his beloved tobacco, so he peeled it off of her rump, rolled it up and smoked it.

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How Wonderful

New Baby for "Long Island Lolita:"

Amy Fisher is a new mom again. The woman, who as a teenager became known as the "Long Island Lolita" after shooting the wife of her lover, gave birth to a girl, Ava Rose, on Jan. 26, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Fisher, now 30, is married to a retired police officer.


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Surreal Love

Peter Brady finds love with America's Next Top Model (25 years his junior) on VH1's The Surreal Life.

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Playboy Video Game

Wannabes finally have a chance to digitally mingle with celebrities and sexpots at the most infamous house in North America thanks to the release of Playboy's first video game, "Playboy: The Mansion."

In "The Sims"-like game, which hit stores Jan. 25, players don the pajamas of Playboy impresario Hugh Hefner and are tasked with building the Playboy empire by developing contacts, keeping the bunnies happy, furnishing the mansion and, of course, throwing lavish parties.

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Karaoke Therapy

Karaoke Therapy:

Nicolas Cage says he likes to unwind by singing karaoke.

He said: "It's my way to de-stress. My favorites are classics like "My Way" and I do it Sex Pistols-style.

"I like to scream the songs out instead of singing. When we were filming National Treasure I lots my voice after a night out so I had to dub the scenes later."

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Karl Blasts Nicole?

The fashion world is atwitter after one of the world’s top designers supposedly blasted Nicole Kidman’s looks.

Making matters worse, the designer is Karl Lagerfeld, the man behind Chanel, where Kidman is a pitchwoman. Kidman stars in ads for Chanel No. 5 — wearing a gown by Lagerfeld — in a deal reportedly worth $5 million.

Lagerfeld has been quoted blasting Kidman’s “bizarre body make-up” and ridiculing her beauty as fake. “She has this bizarre body make-up: endless legs and not very much in the way of breasts,” Lagerfeld was quoted as saying in the Express of London. “What she shows to the world is not her. Her perfection is an illusion: she knows it and couldn't give a damn. There are recipes I can’t divulge.”

However, Nicole's camp doubts Karl ever uttered those words:

Nicole Kidman has laughed off fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld's harsh comments about her looks as "impossible". Kidman's spokeswoman Catherine Olim doesn't believe Lagerfeld made the comments. She tells gossip site The Scoop, "This sounds impossible to me. He adores Nicole and they have longstanding mutual respect for each other as professionals."

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This article explores the phenomenon of B-list celebs and handbag designing. We've got Monica Lewinksy, Nicky Hilton, Posh Spice, and Pam Anderson, to name a few.

Why do the two coincide so often?

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Watched Like a Hawk

This year's halftime entertainment will be provided by Paul McCartney, who will entertain for the entire 12 minutes and whose every word and move will be vetted and reviewed by the league.

Here's some advice to help Paul keep it safe.

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Speedy Gonzales

I'm all for this Hoosier bill.

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Urban Legends

Click here for the 25 Hottest Urban Legends, as determined by frequency of access, user searches, reader e-mail, and media coverage.

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February 03, 2005 

Harvard's Hasty Pudding Award

Harvard University students will receive a special treat next week, when one of Hollywood's biggest stars, Catherine Zeta-Jones, leads a parade through Harvard Square.

Zeta Jones and fellow Oscar winner Tim Robbins have been chosen to receive the university's Hasty Pudding awards, given by a student drama group at the prestigious school. The honor is bestowed each year to performers who have made significant contributions to the entertainment industry. Robbins will reportedly visit the Harvard campus later this month to attend one of the drama group's plays.

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Zit Diddy

Sean Combs has joined Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and Alicia Keys as celebrity shills for an anti-acne cream.

Actress Vanessa Williams interviews the formerly blemishy bunch in a 30-minute infomercial for Proactiv Solution that begins polluting late-night airwaves tomorrow. "I definitely had an acne problem," Combs confesses during the zit-fo-mercial, adding, "I have to make sure my sexy is all the way right."

--How about working on that English, there, Diddy?

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Juice and Jugs


The mix of nude dancers, orange juice and black-and-white independent films wasn't in Bob Rieger's original business plan.

But it has helped his Racehorses Gentlemen's Club survive amid the cornfields of McCook County and fend off a two-year barrage of challenges from politicians and outraged members of Citizens Against Nude Juicebars and Pornography.

"I've been to court with them four times, and I beat them every time," Rieger says.

--I'm sorry, come again? Citizens Against Nude Juicebars?

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Takin' It Back

Daunte Culpepper showed off his scrambling ability Wednesday -- in a crowded convention center ballroom.

The Minnesota Vikings quarterback presented a paralyzed high school football player two diamond necklaces worth about $75,000 during an NFL awards ceremony, but then awkwardly asked for them back after it was finished.

The apparent gift prompted a mother to cry, a father to think about buying a safe to store it and Culpepper to find a way out of the mess. "I'll get him something else," Culpepper said sheepishly.

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Ad Time

Here's a sneak peek at some of the Super Bowl ads.

The cost? The $2.4 million average price for a half-minute ad.

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Doctor's Orders

Oprah's heart doctor, who visited the town where I grew up this week, has great advice for women: "Be like the 'Dancing Queen' you know you are."

Great advice!

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February 02, 2005 

Desperate Pleas

Desperate pleas to the press:

Eva Longoria: I never dated that losebag from 'NSync.

Teri Hatcher: My boobs are real! And look so good they should be cast in bronze!

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Does she EVER smile?

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Third Time Not a Charm

Sorry guys:

Cindy Crawford has finally decided that the days of her getting her kit off for Playboy magazine are over. The former supermodel has turned down the offer to pose again for the magazine - reckoning that now her son, Presley, is five it wouldn't be proper.

Cindy last appeared in the men's magazine back in 1999 - before she became a mother - and is now of the opinion that it's not worth her son getting made fun of by his mates in the playground: "Now that I have kids it's different. My son's five and he's not quite aware yet, but I wouldn't want him to get hassled," she said.

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TV Funnies

Here's MSN's list of the 10 Funniest Folks on TV.

--I think the comics on the "I Love the..." shows on VH1 should get some recognition (especially Hal Sparks and the dude from Ed).

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Go Tony!

The Prime Minister puckers up:

Tony Blair has been kissed by a fan - who then revealed: "He's got lips like a baby."

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Enrique Smells

Enrique Iglesias has teamed up with fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger, it was announced Monday, to be the face of the designer's new fragrance, True Star Men. "

Enrique is an extremely talented and passionate artist with an engaging, charismatic presence," Hilfiger said of the multi-platinum singer. "People around the world are instinctively drawn to him and moved by his music."

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It Has Touched Us All

The ripple effect of the Brad and Jen breakup:

Sacha Baron Cohen and his fiancee Isla Fisher are unexpected casualties of the Brad Pitt/Jennifer Aniston split.

The pair have been forced to find a new pad after Jen kicked them out of her Hollywood Hills home. The Ali G star and his sexy actress partner had been paying 35-year-old Jen rent a month for the past year while working in LA.

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Restauranteur Spills Beans

The owner of a popular New York restaurant has told the Brazilian press of his encounters with many of his celebrity patrons.

Some highlights:

--Jeffrey Jah, while tending to his Lotus restaurant's Brazil branch, said he once had to send home an intoxicated Joaquin Phoenix and a similarly inebriated Paris Hilton had to be carried out of her own party, the New York Daily News said.

--He once kicked out Courtney Love and twice removed Mark Wahlberg from the premises.

--He also came close to harsh words with rappers Jay-Z and Sean "P-Diddy" Combs.

--He claimed Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman had a major row in the kitchen when they were still married and went home separately.

--"There are some who won't be in the same VIP room, like Tobey Maguire who will not sit near Joaquin Phoenix, or David Blaine who won't sit with David Copperfield," he said.

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Approaching the first anniversary of Janet Jackson's famed wardrobe malfunction, a study released Tuesday criticized MTV for the "incessant sleaze" of steamy programming aimed at young people.

During one week last March, the watchdog Parents Television Council said it counted 3,056 flashes of nudity or sexual situations and 2,881 verbal references to sex.

"MTV has clearly chosen to cater to the lowest common denominator, to offer the cheapest form of programming to entice young boys ... dangling forbidden fruit before their eyes," said Brent Bozell, PTC president and conservative activist.

--And this is news?

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Here are some of the dumbest Super Bowl questions ever asked by reporters.

My fave: "Why do you take your earring off for the game?" Bobby Humphrey replied, he preferred not to have a diamond "to be pushed through my ear to the middle of my brain."

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February 01, 2005 

Jennifer DeBone reports that Jennifer Capriati is apparently dating a porn star named Dale DeBone.

A source told the website that "indeed the two are dating," but did not reveal how they met.

Some of DeBone's credits include: "Analgeddon #2," "Ass Freaks #2," "Anal Driller #4," and the artistic triumph, "I Cream On Genie."

--So many jokes. So little time.

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Abdul to Grace Us With Her Singing Again?

Oh for the love of all things sacred and humane, this is too much:

Spending three seasons watching thousands of wannabes warble their way toward attempted singing stardom can make anyone a bit restless. But with the fourth season of Fox's "American Idol" under way, Paula Abdul is getting anxious for another reason altogether.

"I miss my art," Abdul sighs as she looks out the window. "There is a whole other hat that I wear as a performer that I need to infuse a little bit of energy into, so I've made a conscientious decision that after this season, I have to take some time to be mindful of my own craft."

--Straight up, Paula: you can't sing.

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Stamos Wants "Real Women"

Uncle Jesse's Dating Scene:

Rebecca Romijn's estranged husband John Stamos is looking to date nurses and waitresses as he moves on from his painful marriage split.

The actor admits he's starting to find "real women" attractive after being married to former model Romijn for six years. Stamos says, "I've gone out with some waitresses lately and I went out with a nurse. I think that's probably my route; someone who is inspired and is non-jaded and that's what's interesting about regular real girls.

I have so much to offer as far as my life. I hate talking up all the great things I have in my life, I'd love to share them with people. I met this girl and we went to Disneyworld and we didn't have to stand in line and she was just so excited! That made me so happy that she wasn't jaded. That's a road that I want to be on."

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My Dream World, by Tara Reid

Tara Reid News:

--Hey guys, she's looking for a man (like that's new news): American Pie actress Tara Reid made an appeal for a boyfriend when she appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' chat show.

According to the New York Daily News Reid, 29, said she is currently single and "would love to find a guy." She said, "I want a nice guy, a nice, funny, good sense of humor, cute, obviously, you know, just a good guy."

DeGeneres and Reid agreed that any interested men should submit a 60-second tape of themselves.

--Oh, and if any of you men care, she's smart: "I am a very smart girl, and people don't realize that," she declared to the New York Post, which snarkily titles its article, "Look How Smart I Am!" "People think I am America's party girl, which is just stupid. I have done 24 movies and I am creating my own TV show."

--Oh one more thing: she's a dreamer. A very BIG one: As for the future, Tara, 29, hopes to one day settle down, perhaps with a gold, bald guy named Oscar. "It would be the ultimate dream for me to win an Academy Award, be in love and have kids."

--Oh man, this is too much for me. Smart? Oscar? HA!!!!!!!!

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Queer Beer

A trio of Swiss businessmen have launched a new drink for gay people called Queer Beer.

Michael Hutmacher, the founder, said: "My business partner, who is gay, and I were talking about how to corner the homosexual market and came up with the idea for a drink aimed specifically at gay men and women.

Hutmacher added: "Our beer is a humorous attempt to identify with the gay scene and we hope it will help people to feel relaxed with their sexuality and not hide away." And he added despite its provocative name the lager wasn't just aimed at homosexuals but also straight people.

Moel Volken, from gay rights organisation Pink Cross, said the beer was an excellent idea. "I'm happy to see that homosexuals are being taken seriously as consumers. I just hope that the beer tastes good," he said.

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Blow Out Into the Market

In May 2005, hairstylist Jonathan Antin, known for the Bravo series Blow Out, will launch a new haircare line called Jonathan Product. Based on the idea that healthy hair comes from hydration, Jonathan Product is 100% vegan and free of sulfates—compounds common in shampoos that strip hair of moisture.

Created by the C-Care company, Jonathan Product will carry shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids that shape hair without over-drying it. Products will retail from $18 – $26, and will include Jonathan’s signature Dirt putty, as seen on TV.

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Lifetime Shmifetime

This is a joke. I'm so annoyed.

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Party Time

Gearing up for the big game this weekend and not sure what to make? Here are 57 Super Bowl recipies.

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If you like knowing about great web deals on shoes, check out Manolo the Shoeblogger's Basement of Bargains blog.

It's great!

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Tony to be on A&E

A&E won a bidding war Monday for the rights to broadcast edited versions of "The Sopranos," with the $2.5 million per episode price tag believed to be the biggest ever for a series offered in syndication.

The Emmy-winning mob drama will begin on the basic cable network in fall 2006.

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Spike TV, which claims to be the "first network for men," has fired chief Albie Hecht for attracting too many female viewers, the New York Post said Monday.

--As long as people are watching, who really cares? I mean, it's not like it's anything like Lifetime or Oxygen (thank God).

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