See Ya, Matt!
Julia Does Avon
Where Was Whitney?
Courtney's New Book
Crowe's Mouth Gets Him Booted
Van Halen To Reunite?
It's Only A Matter of Time...
It Ain't Easy Bein' Short
Ice Cube Says...
U.S. Marshal Shaq
May 31, 2006
As most of you know, the Indy 500 was in my city of Indianapolis last weekend. And, as most of you also know, Indy is not often a hotbed for celebrity sightings. If you want to know where Paris Hilton ate dinner last night, and you want to know within 5 minutes of her exiting the restaurant, you go visit Perez, Popsugar, Trent, etc.
However, being the dutiful editor that I am, I try to bring you insider updates on those few occasions when Indy actually plays host to some big players. And, Indy 500 weekend was one of those occasions.
Good friend to the MP&S, Iceman, has graciously granted us with a write-up of his big weekend:
As the resident hip hop expert for MP&S, I figured I'd submit a brief write-up on an encounter I had over the big weekend here in Indianapolis. After a busy night on Saturday of boozing and making friends with some of Hollywood's own at a pre-race party (and then on into the wee hours of the night at an off-site location ... names to be kept off the web for privacy purposes), yours truly was invited to a post-race party (by those same new friends) at Seven, a club here in Indy owned by Pacers star Jermaine O'Neal. Hanging with established actors and conversing like you've known each other for years is one thing, but watching one of your favorite hip hop entertainers walk in and sit down right next to you is another.
It played out as follows: Iceman sees Ludacris, Iceman thinks about introducing himself and chatting for a bit (hey, I was on a big roll in the 24 hours prior, so why not?), Iceman sees 3 personal bodyguards flanking Ludacris and forming a wall at his table, Iceman changes his mind and considers other alternatives. Ahh, but what's the best way to get to an A-list superstar? Make small talk with his buddies while standing in line waiting to use the facilties, so to speak.
I make small talk with "Jason," who "writes material for Luda," and before you know it, he's tapping a 350-pound-oversized-figure, pointing at me, and waving me in to meet the man himself, one-on-one for a few minutes of small talk.
Bottom line - Ludacris is very genuine, appreciative, and an easy to talk to superstar. We share a drink, discuss his performance in "Hustle & Flow" (one of my favorite movies in years), he tells me that he's looking to branch out into other genres (read: clothing & jewelry), and I tell him that I'm still steaming over being bumped out of "Fast/Furious" for Paul Walker (okay, kidding about that part, but everything else is legit).
So there you have it ... thank you Indy 500 for giving this city an excuse to invite celebrities to come and party for 3 days straight, and thank you Ludacris for taking the time to chat with a true fan. STAND UP!
G2 Co-Founder and Editor
Sometimes I just wonder about a person's thought process. When picking out an outfit to meet Nelson Mandela (let me say it again, "NELSON MANDELA"), how did Fergie arrive at deciding on her "I Love Ponies" T-shirt? Seriously. Someone explain it to me.
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See Ya, Matt!
Paris has been seen out and about lately w/ a random dude from her new video. Guess she's moved on from Leinart.
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Julia Does Avon
Julia Roberts may have been dropped as the face of Christian Dior makeup, but the former "Pretty Woman" will still be the face of something.
According to Us Weekly, Roberts is about to sign on as the spokeswoman for more downmarket Avon - for a whopping $2 million-$4 million a year. Roberts will join Salma Hayek (who earns a measly $1 million- $2 million a year) in representing the company.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 07:10 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Where Was Whitney?
A catfight broke out between a hot-headed hoochie in Bobby Brown's entourage and a Russian model at new lounge 83 Worth Street the other night.
A spy said that Brown - who was without wife Whitney Houston - showed up with "an entourage of women," one of whom picked a fight with the catwalking girlfriend of owner Jeff Krauss. "Brown's groupie managed to grab the Russian model by the hair and threw her against a wall before security guards escorted her out," we're told. Brown and his better-behaved gal pals were allowed to stay and made the most of it by dancing into the wee hours to DJ Uri Dalal's set.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 07:06 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Sofia Coppola is expecting her first child with boyfriend Thomas Mars. The director of such acclaimed films as The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation is three months along, Coppola’s rep confirmed.
The couple announced their pregnancy at the Cannes Film Festival where Coppola’s latest film, Marie Antoinette, premiered last week. Mars is the lead singer of the French band Phoenix, which makes a cameo serenading the French queen in Coppola’s film. Last month, the pair enjoyed a romantic weekend together in Palm Springs when Mars was in town to play at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California. Coppola, 35, was seen beaming from the side of the stage as her man’s band performed.
“She seemed so into it. She went everywhere with him. They never left each other’s side!” an eyewitness told Us at the time. The parents-to-be spent the rest of the weekend poolside at the Parker hotel, strolling hand-in-hand outdoors while enjoying the desert sun.
Coppola was married for four years to director Spike Jonze. They divorced in 2003 and had no children together.
Source: Us WeeklyPosted by Lawren at 07:03 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Courtney's New Book
Love or hate her, Courtney Love never fails to fascinate. And just a glimpse of what will be in her forthcoming book will surely be enough to get her fans and detractors talking.
In a four-page preview of the singer's 288-page "impromptu memoir," which was researched and edited by Ava Stander, it appears "Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love" will contain letters, childhood records, poetry, journal entries, song lyrics, fan 'zines, show fliers and never-before-seen photographs, including shots of her late husband Kurt Cobain and their daughter, Frances Bean.
Notes are written next to and over the memorabilia, such as this thought: "There is no such thing as girl love, because all cool girls are competitive c---s, which is worth loving in itself, so it's okay. Just don't pretend it's otherwise! Celebrate the reality!"
Other notes are less-than-celebratory, such as her realization that she is "a public figure unhappy with my share of the American dream. There can only be one reason for this. I am on drugs, and have the morals and mentality of a cartoon character. What did I want after all??"
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Did she cut up old sheets for that outfit? And, can we not put some real pants on Sean P. when we go out in public?
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Hollywood star Goldie Hawn has cast her long-term partner Kurt Russell to star in her directional debut Ashes To Ashes.
The Overboard co-stars will both appear in the comedy, about a New York widow who brings her late husband's ashes to rest in India. Speaking at the London premiere of his latest film Poseidon on Sunday, Russell says, "Goldie's written a picture called Ashes To Ashes, which she has asked me to star in. She's going to direct the movie and I'm going to play the lead role. He's a mystery character."
Russell insists his stepdaughter Kate Hudson will not be in the movie, but she is planning a movie with her family in the future. He explains, "Kate is not going to be involved, but she will definitely be in the next project we're doing."
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Crowe's Mouth Gets Him Booted
The reason Russell Crowe was replaced by Heath Ledger in the still-untitled Baz Luhrmann movie?
The hot-tempered Oscar winner demanded script approval for the love story with Nicole Kidman set in the Australian outback prior to the Japanese bombardment of Darwin in 1942.
The producers told Luhrmann to find another actor, and the director met several times with fellow Aussie Ledger. "Baz liked him and offered him the movie," said one source. "Then Crowe came back to Luhrmann and said he'd forego script approval and wanted to do the movie, but they told him it was too late - to buzz off." Crowe's flack had no comment.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:43 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
"I do not like the perfect little dolls that Hollywood produces most of the time these days - huge boobs and perky little faces. I like Amazonian girls like Uma [Thurman]"
--Manolo Blahnik in Footwear News
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:40 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Actress Helena Bonham Carter and her director husband Tim Burton are trying to stop a celebrity-friendly London pub from getting a late drinking license.
The couple have written a letter of complaint to the council trying to prevent The Sir Richard Steele pub, located in the plush Primrose Hill region of the city, asking the authorities not to allow the landlord to extend his opening hours.
The drinking hole is a popular haunt for a galaxy of stars who live in the area, including Oasis singer Liam Gallagher, supermodel Kate Moss and actress Sienna Miller. Helena and Tim are sick of the pub's noisy regulars and are determined to stop the extension.
The letter reportedly reads: "We live extremely near to the pub and have to endure enough noise after it has shut. "If the hours are extended we fear our quality of living is going to be severely hampered." Pub manager Paul Davies is shocked by the complaint and insists the pub is not a raucous place. A council committee will make a decision on the late license tonight.
Meanwhile, Helena is the latest addition to the 'Harry Potter' cast.
Source: AZ CentralPosted by Lawren at 06:37 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Van Halen To Reunite?
Van Halen's reunion is "inevitable", former frontman David Lee Roth has claimed.
The singer who hasn't seen ex-bandmate Eddie Van Halen for years says they have been talking again and their management are involved in putting the group back together.
He said: "I see it absolutely as an inevitability. It would be very simple to put together. I definitely see it happening."
The singer was the frontman for Van Halen from 1974 to 1985. He left in 1985 following a war of words with guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Subsequent attempts to reunite the group have not been successful.
Roth is planning to tour this summer performing Van Halen hits. He said: "I'm so proud of that music. The demand is amazing."
Source: AZ CentralPosted by Lawren at 06:34 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
May 30, 2006
It's Only A Matter of Time...
On/off couple Sienna Miller and Jude Law have confirmed rumors they are giving their relationship a third attempt.
The pair ended their seven-month engagement in July 2005 after the Road To Perdition hunk admitted he had slept with his childrens' former nanny Daisy Wright the previous March. The Alfie co-stars reconciled in October, but split again in January. Miller has since been seen with her Factory Girl co-star Hayden Christensen and Argentine model Nico Malleville, while Law was linked to Australian singer/actress Sophie Monk.
When asked by the Associated Press if she had reconciled with Law, Miller says, "Well, it's pretty obvious, isn't it? We're working things out."
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Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry, reality show TV stars who met on the set of VH1's "Surreal Life" show, have decided to take a starring role in life together, as the two reportedly wed in a Gothic style wedding on Saturday.
The Illinois wedding between former Brady child star all-grown-up to major hunk, Christoher Knight, and his co-star, sexy brunette Adrianne Curry, enjoyed the company of more that 250 guests at their Illinois wedding.
Curry, 23, won the title of "America's Next Top Model" in the first show, and her new husband, Knight, 48, originally started out on "The Brady Bunch."
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Model Janice Dickinson compares sex sessions with rocker Mick Jagger to boxing matches because the pair was so physical. The star has published a new memoir and dating guide, "Check, Please!," in which she reveals details about her steamy encounters with the Rolling Stones frontman.
She explains, "Mating with Mick for me was like a boxing match; the ring was my queen-sized mattress. He'd flip me over and then I'd flip him over - which wasn't hard because he only came up to my shoulders if we were standing. In the throes of passion, I thought about my ideal man - who was not Mick Jagger. My dream was a Jewish Jim Morrison; Mick was more like the Dutch Boy you see on paint cans ... He wasn't at all my type. But then again, it didn't matter - because he was Mick Jagger."
Source: StarpulsePosted by Lawren at 07:19 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
It Ain't Easy Bein' Short
"One Tree Hill" cradle-robbing star Chad Michael Murray, 24, made his first appearance in public with his teenage fiancée, Kenzie Dalton, 18, last weekend.
The duo showed up at Mansion in Miami so Dalton could compete in the "So You Want to Be a Model" contest, in hopes of winning the $50,000 contract with NY/LA Models. Dalton's family was impressed that Murray arranged VIP seating for them. When Dalton lost, the 5-foot-4 actress gracefully said: "What can you say, I can't compete with all those tall girls."
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 07:12 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
New parents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have marked the birth of their first biological child, by donating $300,000 to local hospitals in Namibia.
Jolie gave birth to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt at The Cottage Hospital in Swakopmund, Namibia, on Saturday. The couple have given the large sum to two state-run hospitals, and also made a second donation of $15,000 for a school and community centre in the town.
A statement from the Hollywood pair reads, "We want to contribute to Namibia and the people who have been so gracious to us at this time."
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Ice Cube Says...
Voices keep growing louder to complain that Oprah Winfrey turns a deaf ear to rappers on her show.
Now joining Ludacris and 50 Cent is Ice Cube, who tells FHM magazine: "I've been involved in three projects pitched to her, but I've never been asked to participate."
The rapper-actor (real name: O'Shea Jackson), 36, says of his 2002 snub, "For Barbershop she had Cedric the Entertainer and Eve on, but I wasn't invited. Maybe she's got a problem with hip-hop."
Questioning Winfrey's booking policy, Cube also says: "She's had damn rapists, child molesters and lying authors on her show. And if I'm not a rags-to-riches story for her, who is?"
A spokesman for Harpo, Winfrey's production company, told the Associated Press that Winfrey would not respond directly to Ice Cube's remarks. Recently, 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson), complained that Winfrey "caters to old white women" and rarely invites rappers on her show. Ludacris (real name: Chris Bridges) told GQ magazine that the media mogul was "unfair" to him during a show he appeared on last October with costars from Best Picture Oscar winner Crash.
Source: PeoplePosted by Lawren at 07:05 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
U.S. Marshal Shaq
Shaquille O'Neal isn't really at risk when he helps arrest bad guys as a U.S. marshal.
The 7-foot Miami Heat center has helped make 30 busts in his crusade against kiddie-porn pervs. "I do not have to run after the people or tackle them. They always surrender peacefully," Shaq recently told Webster Hall's Baird Jones.
"And I'm never afraid. When I arrive, they are really already under arrest." Shaq says he's not in it for the glory. "I am not a hero . . . My father was my hero growing up. He was an Army drill sergeant and an FBI agent."
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 07:01 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (1)
PEER Review FL linked with Will Shaq ever run for political office?
Since DMX barreled into the rap scene in 1998, his fans and friends have affectionately called him "the Dog." But pretty soon, that might be his official name. As he explores spirituality, X said, he's thinking about switching his stage moniker but wants to keep it simple.
"I think I'm going to have to do that soon for spiritual reasons," X told MTV Europe about shedding the Dark Man X name. X also said he was thinking about the name Dog, but he wasn't sure. "It's just the whole Dark Man thing," he continued. "Because if you look at it, from a spiritual point of view, the Bible teaches us that we can speak things into existence. ... And Dark Man, you know, it may not be the best name for me."
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Veteran English director Ken Loach shocked the 59th Cannes Film Festival by winning the Palme d'Or for best film.
He did the deed with his openly anti-British, pro-Irish history lesson, The Wind That Shakes The Barley. The sombre, methodical film starring Cillian Murphy traces the modern roots of the Irish Republican Army in 1920, chronicling a brother-against-brother tragedy when the partition of Ireland sets off a fresh wave of violence.
Meanwhile, major names such as Sofia Coppola with Marie Antoinette and Mexican Guillermo del Toro with Pan's Labyrinth were left with nothing. Ron Howard's The Da Vinci Code, which so controversially kicked off Cannes on opening night, was not eligible for awards because it played out-of-competition.
The highest profile award in the Palmares went to Penelope Cruz as best actress for her stunning, career-best performance in Volver, but the jury was feeling generous and decided she should share it with her five female co-stars -- a twist that absolutely thrilled Cruz. "It is so much more beautiful to share it than to have it all alone," Cruz said backstage. "We became a little family," she said of working with Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo and Chus Lampreave.
The best actor prize was also shared, in this case by the five Arab actors who star as Algerian soldiers heroically fighting for France in World War II but being treated like second-class citizens. The five -- Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila and Bernard Blancan -- are featured in French director Rachid Bouchareb's Indigenes. They sang a pro-African, anti-French colonial song as part of their energetic thank-you speech.
The Palme d'Or for Loach, his first in a 35-year career, literally came out of left field. That applies both to Loach's politics -- he used the podium to lash out at the sorry past of the British Empire and equated it with Britain's current participation in the Iraq War -- and because The Wind That Shakes The Barley barely shook up anyone when it debuted at the beginning of Cannes competition.
Except the nine-member jury under Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai: Wong and other jury members, including English stars Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Roth and star Samuel L. Jackson, said the Loach film shook all of them to their roots.
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--Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe are divorcing. Source: People
--There was actually another child w/ famous parents born besides Miss Shiloh. Gwen Stefani had a baby boy named Kingston James McGregor Rossdale. Source: People
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-- Paul Gleason, who was in "Trading Places" and "The Breakfast Club," died. He was 67. Source: Indy Star
May 27, 2006
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have welcomed a baby girl, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, a rep for the couple confirms.
The child was born on May 27, at night, in the African country of Namibia.
The name "Shiloh" is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "His gift."
May 26, 2006
Nick's New Lady
Life & Style is reporting that Nick Lachey has a new girlfriend named Kim Kardashian. The couple were seen leaving an afternoon showing of The Da Vinci Code in Westwood. Life and Style reports:
“They were holding hands throughout most of the movie, and shared popcorn and a drink,” an eyewitness tells Life & Style. “She was resting her head on his shoulder during the movie. It was definitely a date.” Afterwards, Nick dropped Kim off at her Beverly Hills house and went inside, staying for about half an hour.
As Life & Style first exclusively reported, Kim — daughter of late O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Kardashian — started seeing Nick in April. Insiders close to the couple confirm that the two have been quietly going out for almost two months. ”It’s real, it’s more than a one time thing,” one insider tells Life & Style. “They’ve been keeping it very low profile, just going to friends houses and small restaurants.”
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Make Her Go Away
Kristin Cavallari has tried on many occasions to morph into Jessica Simpson.
Whether it’s the hair, the pose, the guy and now even the role, she is clearly modeling her career after Jessica’s before it went downhill. The latest news is that Kristin is in talk with producers of the next Dukes of Hazzard movie which will be a prequel.
Go David Silver
Bet Donna Martin never touched him like that in public:
(That's Brian Austin Green and Hope and Faith actress Megan Fox at an outdoor cafe.)
Source: Best Week EverPosted by Lawren at 07:02 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
The Hulk At The Home Depot
Hulk Hogan goes on a super-sized shopping trip in a Miami Home Depot on Wednesday, spending nearly $10,000 on household items in one hour for an upcoming episode of his reality show, Hogan Knows Best.
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Michael Sandecki. He's the American Idol contestant, ousted long ago, who will forever be compared to Clay Aiken. During American Idol's finale, Michael was welcomed to perform one last song on stage: Elton John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me."
And that's when he completely lost it because, as it turns out, Clay Aiken did show up at American Idol--And performed with Michael Sandecki.
It's hysterical--if you missed it, click here to watch again. I thought he was going to pee himself.
"For me, making love is better. I get more out of it. Something could be said for just plain f**king the person you love. Sometimes if I’m in a lovely-dovey mood, before you know it my girlfriend is putting my face in the toilet and saying, “Get out of the freaking mood, man! I want to f**k like a pig now! Put on your rubber dress again!” “Yes, mom.” If you’re with the person you love, it’s all good.
--Poison guitarist and Surreal Life cast member, C.C. Deville, in an interview with Nerve.com
Source: Best Week Ever
According to Brazilian gossip sources, 26-year-old Gisele Bundchen has apparently sent out a decree saying she doesn't want to be photographed with models who are under 20 years old.
--I guess since 26 is starting to push the old lady envelope in modeling, I can understand her demand.
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Brad Pitt and Ed Norton may re-team for a mini-series playing famous American explorers Lewis and Clark.
The pair are producing the 10-hour saga, based on Stephen Ambrose's book Undaunted Courage. Norton explains, "We have friends who've been pointing out that there are some funny echoes, similarities between Lewis and Clark and us."
"I don't have any prejudice against it. At the moment, we're acting as good shepherds for the project. It's being written now."
Norton, who starred with Pitt in Fight Club, claims Undaunted Courage was one of the "most page-turning books I've ever read." The actor was so inspired by the novel that he decided to produce the project with Pitt for HBO.
Source: Teen HollywoodPosted by Lawren at 06:40 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (1)
The LLama Butchers linked with For the love of the Lawhd Gawhd, NO!
The Way Mormons Do Myspace
Marie Osmond was shocked to discover that the National Enquirer discovered sexually explicit material on her own daughters' MySpace profiles.
Osmond's older daughter, 18-year-old Jessica, posted that she is bi-sexual and wants to have sex "as many times as possible, while 16-year-old Rachael identifies herself as a "slut" and "whore" who has fantasies about David Bowie.
Osmond released a statement to the Enquirer saying, "I am saddened by some of the choices that two of our children have made. The insidious potential for harm from adolescent Internet sites like MySpace.com only exacerbates these kinds of problems. If my being a celebrity figure is good for anything, let it be as a voice of warning to other parents that no matter how protective we think we may have been with our children in the past, we need to become more knowledgeable and even more vigilant now in order to protect them."
--"I'm a little bit slutty...and I'm a little bit S&M"
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Dallas actress Victoria Principal has filed for divorce from her husband of nearly 21 years, prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Harry A. Glassman, M.D., according to papers filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Principal, 60, is citing irreconcilable differences. The couple have no children and separated on March 25, according to the papers. Principal's petition states that the couple have a pre-nuptial agreement, which lists all the couple's assets and debts.
Principal also requests that the court determine property rights and "terminate the court's jurisdiction" to award spousal support to Glassman. It is unclear whether the divorce has anything to do with a domestic violence incident three years ago that led to Principal's brief hospitalization and Glassman's arrest.
--Maybe that's why she's been seen with Jessica Simpson lately. Talkin' divorce.
Source: PeoplePosted by Lawren at 06:32 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Meadow's New Pad
TV Mafia offspring Jamie-Lynn Sigler has bought a downtown NYC bachelorette pad.
The recently divorced "Sopranos" stunner and Maxim pinup babe paid $2.15 million for a five-room duplex loft with two bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen and a private garden on Leonard Street, just off West Broadway, reports The Post's Braden Keil. The Long Island native had been living in the Trump World Tower apartment she once shared with ex-husband A.J. Discala.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:29 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
The OC star Mischa Barton has signed up as the face of another fashion campaign.
The 20-year-old beauty has agreed to model French chain store Morgan's autumn collection. Barton is already the face of fashion company Bebe, has starred in commercials for shoe firm Keds and Accessorize.
Source: Teen HollywoodPosted by Lawren at 06:27 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
May 25, 2006
It's Not You, It's Me
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest has blamed his busy schedule and excessive media attention for the swift end to his romance with Teri Hatcher.
The TV/radio presenter, 31, and Hatcher, 41, were photographed kissing on a Malibu, California, beach in March. However, the romance was quickly over with the Desperate Housewives actress telling Oprah Winfrey, "I haven't seen him since that day. We knew that the (pictures) had been taken, which must have bothered him enough. An hour after he dropped me off, he called to say, 'I don't think I can do this with you.'"
In an interview with the New York Times, Seacrest explains it was his fault the dates ended, but he is too busy with American Idol, hosting on the E! TV network and his radio shows to be in a relationship. He says, "She's clever. She's self-deprecating. She's successful. She can pay for dinner. What's wrong? It is strange, but I don't think it was a Teri Hatcher issue. It's a Ryan Seacrest issue."
--Hmm...a Ryan Seacrest issue. I'll leave that one alone.
--And in other AI news, unless you are living in a hole, you know that Taylor won last night. I only got to see the last 10 minutes, but my sources tell me it was the best final show so far. And who knew Prince would appear? How cool!
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Brit Vents Via "Poetry"
Britney Spears has hinted to fans she is ready to ditch husband Kevin Federline, in a poem posted on her website. The poem was mysteriously removed from Britneyspears.com within hours of being posted, without explanation.
And now, it's back! However, the only difference is that it ends with **This is for everyone who thinks they know me.**
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Gone Hollywood linked with Britney Spears Poem Disses K-Fed
Although it's still just a rumor, Anna Nicole Smith is reportedly pregnant, according to a source quoted by In Touch magazine. The insider claims that the ex-playmate is about five months along and has already chosen a name for her baby- Cherrie Pie!
According to The New York Daily News, the baby's father is Larry Birkhead, a freelance entertainment reporter/photographer. Reportedly, Anna told Larry about the pregnancy and that she plans to raise the baby alone. Neither Anna nor Larry have confirmed the pregnancy.
The pal also says that Anna has already discussed her pregnancy with her TrimSpa sponsors. "They're being really supportive, and she's even thinking about doing an TrimSpa baby campaign," the friend said.
--No, she doesn't have a problem with food. Naming your child after a dessert is completely normal.
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Time To Go Home
Yeah, she's sober:
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Kristin Has Sticky Fingers?
The nation's favorite hood ornament, Tawny Kitaen recently gave an interview to Blender magazine.
Among dishing on her divorces, she dished a little fun fact about Laguna Beach's Kristin Cavalleri:
Do you feel bad for people like Nick and Jessica, whose divorce ends up being fought through the tabloids?They did it to themselves. These were two people who strove for attention. Who was really talking about them before this happened? Also, I have a little secret about the girl Nick was supposedly dating…
Yes. I owned a store called Tawny K. We were painting on a Sunday and I get this call from these four girls from Laguna. They’re begging me to please just let them see the store. So I did. When they start to leave, I get this feeling something’s wrong. My boyfriend stops one girl and she’s got merchandise in her purse. The three other girls start hauling ass. I call the cops and when the girls come back, they’ve got pants, underwear, tops. They take them to jail, handcuffed, the whole thing. I don’t press charges. Cut-fade, two weeks ago, there’s a split picture of Jessica on one side and this girl, Kristin, from Laguna Beach, on the other and my daughter is like, “Oh my God. She was the one who stole from your store.” And now she’s this big thing.
Source: BlenderPosted by Lawren at 07:15 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
The ladies from "The View" shredded a copy of Time magazine yesterday after getting dissed by the issue's cover girls - controversial country music group, The Dixie Chicks.
"We are furious!" roared "View" moderator Meredith Vieira in the opening moments of the show, "Furious!"
In Time's cover story this week, Dixie Chick Emily Robison says that the group takes its political views very seriously and will try to limit appearances to high-caliber, meaningful gigs. Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines' "new motto is, 'What would Bruce Springsteen do?' " says Robison. "Not that we're of that caliber, but would Bruce Springsteen do 'The View'?"
Even with a new CD to promote, the group has no plans to appear on "The View," the article says. "They're . . . not doing . . . 'The View,' " sneered co-host Joy Behar as she tore the article into confetti and tossed the shreds over her head.
When the singing group was starting out, however, it had no problem appearing on the show and was even interviewed by former co-host Debbie Matenopolous. "This is obnoxious, obnoxious," said Vieira. "We started these girls - back in 1998, they couldn't get arrested. We were one of the first national shows to give them a platform, because they deserve a platform - they are incredibly talented performers."
"It's one thing to diss the Bush administration, it's treason to diss 'The View'!" said Behar. For the next hour, the four hosts of the women's coffee klatch show repeatedly slammed the Dixie Chicks until the show was over - when Vieira made it clear they were joking around and invited The Dixie Chicks to appear anytime.
--Hell hath no fury like the View women scorned.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 07:07 AM | Comments (4) | Trackbacks (1)
The LLama Butchers linked with WWBSD?
Trouble In Paradise?
Is there trouble in TomKat land?
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes reportedly got into a big fight — that ended with Holmes deciding to take baby Suri to Ohio to introduce the infant to family and friends. Tom, who is rumored to have a rocky relationship with Holmes’ parents, won’t be joining them, according to Life & Style Weekly.
“He told Katie he wasn’t going, considering the bad relations between him and her family,” an “insider” told the mag. “Katie was really happy he said that, because she’d been afraid to admit to him that she didn’t want him to go.”
The couple allegedly had a “huge argument” which ended with Katie declaring, “I’m doing this and you can’t stop me.” Her rep denies the story. Cruise reportedly decided to fly his fiancée and tot to Toledo, drop them off and fly back to pick them up.
The episode, however, may be giving Holmes second thoughts. A “confidant” of hers told the mag: “Katie’s very unhappy and beginning to realize she may have made a major mistake being with Tom.”
Source: MSNBCPosted by Lawren at 07:02 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
Even Paris Hilton was amazed after she collected $200,000 just for showing up at a charity event in Cannes on Saturday.
And FoxNews.com's Roger Friedman reports she was paid $1 million for a similar event in Vienna a few weeks ago. What does she have to do for the money? "All I had to do was wave, like this," she said, imitating Queen Elizabeth II's stately palm swivel.
Still, some party folks try to keep Paris out. She was not invited to the Vanity Fair party at Cannes' Hotel du Cap over the weekend.
The FBI searched the home Tuesday of a woman who runs an LA paparazzi agency. The allegation is that her computers were used to illegally hack into the computers of Us Weekly magazine to obtain information about celebrities, in particular Charlie Sheen.
Sources say the U.S. Attorney obtained the search warrant several days ago. Law enforcement went to the home of Jill Ishkanian, a partner at Sunset Photo and News, where they seized computers and other items. As of now, the official file is sealed. Ishkanian founded Sunset Photo and News last year after leaving Us Weekly, where she worked as a reporter.
In a related development, TMZ spoke with former Hollywood madame Heidi Fleiss, who says she was contacted by officials and accused of being involved in the alleged hacking plot. The reason? Sources say Fleiss and Ishkanian are close friends. Fleiss told TMZ the allegations against her are "ridiculous."
Ishkanian's lawyer, Glenn Feldman, contacted TMZ and says his client has been subpoenaed by Britney Spears' lawyers in her suit against Us Weekly. Spears claims that an article in Us Weekly alleging she made a sex tape with husband Kevin Federline was bogus. Feldman says he finds it "coincidental" that his client is suddenly being targeted. Feldman adds that Ishkanian "did not receive any information from Us Weekly by hacking into any computer, especially information about Charlie Sheen."
Source: TMZPosted by Lawren at 06:54 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Spacey Says Stage Is His Passion
'Superman Returns' star Kevin Spacey almost quit making movies because he was sick of living in hotel rooms.
The Oscar-winning actor - who is currently artistic director at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England - says he is happier on stage than in front of a camera.
He told Britain's Observer newspaper: "I was beginning to feel I just didn't want to go through another ten years of living in hotels, making three or four movies a year. "I long for the ritual of theatre. I adore it. And I want to do plays that challenge me. The truth is that I come into this place every night, I love getting up on the stage and having an incredible company of actors to work with."
Spacey added: "My commitment here is for ten years. It will take five to establish myself and build up the audience who come and see the work. "I took six weeks out to shoot the new 'Superman' movie. That to me is the right balance. The movies are not my first priority - the theatre is."
--I think he's one of the finest actors on screen today, and ever for that matter. I'd put him up there with the Jimmy Stewarts, Tom Hankses, and DeNiros of the world. Guess I'll have to head to London if I want to see much of his acting.
Source: Female FirstPosted by Lawren at 06:50 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
"When I was 10 years old, we'd pick out a cow and boom! They'd hit it in the head with a hammer, lift it up by the back legs, and skin it in front of us. Then I'd take the head home and make soup"
- Wilmer Valderrama on life before "That '70s Show" in Maxim.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:45 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
--Closer lovers Natalie Portman and Jude Law are to reunite on the big screen for the English-language debut of director Wong Kar Wai.
Law and Portman will join Rachel Weisz in the film My Blueberry Nights - a vehicle for singer Norah Jones.
Source: Teen Hollywood
--Cate Blanchett’s next role is a bit out of character - not to mention out of gender. The actress will be one of six actors to portray singer/songwriter Bob Dylan in an upcoming biopic about him.
While at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday to promote Babel, Blanchett confirmed that she would be playing a young Dylan in the biopic called I'm Not There. She will be sharing the part with Heath Ledger, Richard Gere, Ben Wishaw and Christian Bale.
The movie, which also stars Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore and Charlotte Gainsbourg, will be directed by Todd Haynes, whose previous credits include Velvet Goldmine and Far From Heaven. Haynes said, "Bob Dylan was somebody who has rejected all of the various personas that he has embodied over the years. He continues to move forward by discarding himself, so my idea is to put together a film of multiple characters and tell their stories simultaneously."
Producers claim the movie will be a “ferocious musical romp” "evocation of Dylan's various persona, his public image and what he expresses in his songs." Shooting will begin in Montreal in July.
Source: The Bosh
May 24, 2006
What has happened to Wolfman Jack, er, I mean Ashton?
Yuck!Posted by Lawren at 07:13 AM | Comments (4) | Trackbacks (0)
Jeff Mauro has created a hilarious proposal for a Sopranos spinoff movie.
Click here to watch the trailer for Johnny Cakes.
Source: Jeff MauroPosted by Lawren at 07:08 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Geri Halliwell has gone a little bit less mainstream for the name of her new baby. Presenting...Bluebell Madonna Halliwell.
"Scarlett was another name I loved, as Scarlett O'Hara was my fictional heroine," Geri told Hello! magazine. "But as I walked round the park in the last few weeks of pregnancy, I seemed to see bluebells everywhere. "But what really clinched it for me was my mother telling me that the bluebell is increasingly rare - it's a precious flower, which seems just right for my daughter.
"There's a good reason I picked Madonna as a middle name, too. As she came out of my tummy, Bluebell had both arms flung wide in the air as if announcing to the world, 'Hi! I'm here!' "She was screaming her head off, as though she was shouting, 'Hello Wembley!' No one else has that name, apart from the Virgin Madonna and the singer, whom I love."
Talking about the Caesarean birth, Geri said: "Once they started going in for the baby, it felt like rooting around in a handbag. It's not painful but you can feel it. "I was sooo in love with her at once. I'd die for her."
Source: Sky ShowbizPosted by Lawren at 07:05 AM | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
Williams' Dad Evaded Taxes?
A celebrity stockbroker, Hollywood dad and multimillionaire will remain behind bars in Sydney while his supporters raise $1 million for his bail.
Larry Richard Williams, father of actor Heath Ledger's Oscar-nominated fiancee Michelle Williams, is wanted in the United States for allegedly evading $1.5 million in tax between 1999 and 2001. The monies relate to proceeds from Williams' 10 books and his earnings from the international speaking circuit.
The two-time US Senate candidate and prolific sharemarket trader was arrested after arriving at Sydney airport on Saturday, ahead of a month-long speaking tour of Australia and New Zealand. Central Local Court magistrate Allan Moore today granted Williams $1 million strict conditional bail, so he could fulfil his Sydney speaking commitments from June 10-14.
Outside court, his lawyer Chris Watson said Williams would remain in jail until at least tomorrow while supporters worked to raise the steep surety, $500,000 of which must be provided up front. "It's a very difficult bail but hopefully he's got a lot of support and a lot of people believe in him," Mr Watson said. "I probably think we'll get him bail by tomorrow with any luck." Williams' bail money was largely tied up in assets, Mr Watson earlier told the court.
Offers to post bail had flooded in from strangers across the globe who were "prepared to put down their savings", he said.
Source: News.comPosted by Lawren at 07:01 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
You Take The Good, You Take The Bad
Last week was a whirlwind for Lisa Welchel aka Blair from the The Facts of Life. Welchel–now a devout Christian, author and proponant of punishing kids with with hot sauce–joined the old gang including Mindy Cohn and Nancy McKean in New York City to promote the DVD release of the series. Well it’s been a while since the church-going Texan has been in the big city, and according to her blog, things have changed.
Like Radio: “One lady called in and said that “Jo” was her first crush. Then another caller and asked if “Jo” and “Blair” grew up and ended up living together in a house full of cats…A few more callers later and it suddenly dawned on me why this show was called “OutQ 106.” (It was a gay radio station.)”
And TV: “To be honest, I had been very disappointed the day before because, although, every place had been given a copy of the book, nobody mentioned it. I figured that God didn’t really need me to promote my book. If He wanted people to know about it then He is certainly capable of whispering into the right people’s ears.”
And Fine Dining: “Now, it was time for dinner at another fabulous restaurant, Café De Artiste. I decided to try something different so I ordered Wiener Schnitzel. I was surprised when it was served to me and it was flat like a pancake. I thought it would be more sausage-like.”
--Where was Tootie?
Source: Best Week EverPosted by Lawren at 06:56 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
Get ready for days of whine and roses in Washington.
Cute but caustic-voiced Fran Drescher wants to pursue a career in national politics. The Flushing-born fox told Howard Stern's Sirius radio show she hopes to run for the Senate or House. "The Nanny" star then went on to some very unpolitical subjects, revealing she regularly enjoyed sex with a "[bleep] buddy" and how she French-kissed another woman at a wrap party.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:53 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Blah, Blah, Blah
On-again, off-again couple Nicole Richie and Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein are off again.
"We are confirming that we have amicably separated," the pair said in a statement released by Richie's publicist, Cindy Guagenti.
Richie, 24, and Goldstein, 33, began dating in 2004 and announced their engagement a year later in February 2005. But in early December, Richie's rep confirmed that the wedding was off. But by March of this year, the pair were an item again, holding hands all over Los Angeles and even vacationing together at the Las Ventanas resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.
"They decided to try again," a friend said at the time. "They never stopped caring about each other." Although Richie hadn't put her engagement ring back on, the friend said, "they really are so happy together. ... It was only a matter of time before they got back together." Richie even threw Goldstein a surprise 33rd birthday party at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas recently, where she toasted him by saying, "This is (Adam's) eighth year of sobriety. I'm so proud of you. You've come so far and I love you so much."
On Wednesday, Goldstein was in New York City to DJ at the Entertainment Weekly Upfronts Party in New York. Said an observer: "He was keeping to himself at the party … but he was working. He didn't look particularly happy, but he could have just been concentrating."
Richie, meanwhile, is said to be at home in L.A. gearing up for a press tour promoting the new season of The Simple Life and working on her first album and a follow-up to her novel The Truth About Diamonds.
Source: PeoplePosted by Lawren at 06:50 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
The Secret Behind Hanks' Hair
The final secret of "The Da Vinci Code" - the mystery of Tom Hanks' long, college-professor hair - may be out.
Top dermatologists believe the two-time Oscar-winner , whose hairline has headed north in recent years, popped the hair-growth drug Propecia to get his locks back. "The drug gives new hair the look Hanks is now sporting," said one expert. "I haven't a clue," the actor's flack, Leslee Dart, responded.
But Hanks did cryptically reveal to Entertainment Weekly that he'd worked with a "hair chemical expert."
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:47 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (1)
Electric Venom linked with Letter of the Day: H
Rebecca Romijn has told how she loves X-rated sex - and gets turned on by playing a dominatrix.
The 'X-Men' beauty - who plays mutant Mystique in the sci-fi series - also says she's happiest when she's stark naked.
She is quoted in Britain's News of the World newspaper as saying: "I love to be nude and I love sex. "Being a dominatrix in the bedroom, sex in cars and in public places all turn me on. And I love fantasising about being naked on an island with lots of other naked people."
The actress, who is engaged to 'Sliders' star Jerry O'Connell - also revealed her biggest turn-on is having her ears kissed. She said: "Having them kissed turns me on like nothing else. They're easily my most erogenous zone."
Source: Female FirstPosted by Lawren at 06:42 AM | Comments (6) | Trackbacks (0)
Dr. 90210 To The Rescue
An elderly man on an American Airlines flight was restrained by passengers, including television's "Dr. 90210," after he got out of his seat and shoved a flight attendant late Monday, officials said.
The jetliner landed safely in Los Angeles and police took the 80-year-old man, who did not speak English, to a hospital for a 72-hour mental observation, airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles said. "He evidently started to panic about 15 minutes before landing, when everyone is supposed to be buckled into seats," Castles said.
None of the five crew members or 122 passengers aboard the MD-80 plane from Austin, Texas, reported injuries, American Airlines spokesman Billy Sanez said. The man hopped out of his seat in coach and marched into first class, Sanez said.
Dr. Robert Rey, a plastic surgeon who practices martial arts, told The Associated Press he got out of his seat and intervened when he heard the man make a "big noise" as he pushed a female flight attendant toward the cockpit. "When you get a black belt, at that stage your brain just clicks into action," the doctor said. "I restrained this gentleman in a very aggressive way without hurting him."
Source: CNNPosted by Lawren at 06:39 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Joan Cusack will portray cooking legend Julia Child in a new film.
The gourmet was famous for introducing French cuisine and cooking techniques to mainstream America through her many cookbooks and TV shows. She died in August 2004, just two days short of her 92nd birthday.
Cusack says, "Many people don't know all about the real Julia Child. She had this great marriage." The star admits her own cooking skills are less than impressive, adding, "Actually, Julia didn't start cooking until she was 37. I love that about her! It's never too late. Even for me!"Posted by Lawren at 06:36 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Here’s to the cocktail!
May marks the 200th anniversary of the mixed drink, or at least the first published definition of the mixed drink. And though martinis and cosmos can be found in bars from London to Tokyo, it turns out the cocktail is as American as apple pie.
“They’re made in America,” said Phil Greene, a board member of the Museum of the American Cocktail. “We did something that the Europeans had never done before: We started mixing ingredients because our own heritage is sort of mixed.”
Cocktail aficionados gathered on May 13 in New York and Las Vegas to toast the bicentennial of the mixed drink and swap tales and recipes from its history.
Source: FoxnewsPosted by Lawren at 06:33 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
May 23, 2006
Actress Denise Richards has ended rumors she has broken up with boyfriend Richie Sambora, by joining him on tour in Ireland.
Media reports last week claimed the couple had ended their relationship. But Richards flew in to Dublin airport at 4pm on Friday and immediately checked into the Four Seasons Hotel. That night she and Sambora headed out for a romantic dinner and then went straight back to their hotel.
The couple emerged at 1pm Saturday afternoon to find a sizable media presence gathered outside their hotel and then left for a sound check in Croke Park. Bon Jovi performed for a 70,000-strong crowd later that night and Richards was seen watching the concert from a side stage. The couple was expected to join the band for a private party after the show, but instead left Dublin in a private jet around midnight Saturday.
Source: IMDB and PopsugarPosted by Lawren at 07:26 AM | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
Jess Heading To Southfork?
Jessica Simpson and Victoria Principal were caught in LA on a lunch date.
--2 things: 1) This probably has to do with research for the Dallas movie that Jessica really wants to be a part of. 2) Why the hell is that damn hairdresser, Ken Paves, always with her?
Payback's a Bitch
Brandon Davis learned this weekend that it doesn't pay to be vulgar and classless. The man who went on an obscene tirade last week against Lindsay Lohan was verbally attacked by an outraged woman outside a Hollywood nightclub.
"No wonder why Mischa Barton dumped your ass," the woman screamed. She added: "Go home and take a shower." The woman, who wasn't identified, confronted Davis from behind the club's velvet rope.
The woman who confronted Davis said: "Lindsay Lohan earns her money. You get it from daddy."
Source: TMZPosted by Lawren at 07:17 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
A 44-year-old North Carolina woman was arrested Wednesday on charges that she carried on a month-long sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy.
Linda Ann McBride was arrested Wednesday at the Winston Salem home she shared with the boy and the child's grandmother (who, cops said, is a friend of McBride's). McBride is facing two counts of statutory rape and an indecent liberties rap, according this police report. She was booked into the Davidson County Sheriff's Department lockup--where the below mug shot was snapped--on $50,000 bond.
Source: Smoking Gun
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What's going on between Tsunami-surviving supermodel Petra Nemcova and hunky British balladeer James Blunt?
At a photo shoot last week for Rampage in New York, Nemcova would play only the "You're Beautiful" singer's CD and sang along to all of the songs. One source says that when asked about Blunt, Nemcova said, "Oh, I know him very well," and "kept smiling and giggling like a proud girlfriend." Nemcova is said to have met Blunt last December at a fund-raiser for Happy Hearts, her tsunami-relief charity, and was recently spotted backstage at his show at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, Calif.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 07:07 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Kate Kicks Pete's Ass
Supermodel Kate Moss was so enraged when she found out about Pete Doherty spraying blood at a MTV camera man that she summoned him to her North London home to beat him up!!!
Doherty was condemned by everyone from his band mates to perfect strangers when he sprayed blood at a camera man in Germany recently. On reading about the incident Moss called Doherty and requested that he visit her St John’s Wood home in the early hours.
According to BreakingNews, on arriving Moss allegedly began kicking punching Doherty in the street. Doherty said: "She was angry about the blood-spraying thing. She beat the crap out of me. She laid into me punching and kicking. "I'm alright, but she hurt my finger. I couldn't do anything back, because she's a girl."
Source: EntertainmentwisePosted by Lawren at 07:05 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Despite media reports that Nicole Richie and DJ AM have called it quits on their relationship, Nicole's dad Lionel Richie says the pair are planning to marry and that he will sing at the event.
"I told her, 'Honey, you do what you want and just send me the bill,'" Lionel told reporters in London on Saturday. "Of course I am going to be there for her, and I'll be singing - there's no way I couldn't. I'm really happy that it's working out for her."
Source: Celebrity NationPosted by Lawren at 07:01 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Halle Berry will never marry again, because she doesn't trust her judgment in men.
After two failed marriages - to David Justice and Eric Benet - the actress couldn't bear the pain for a third time. But she does still dream of motherhood.
Berry, 39, says, "I never want to get married again. I've been married and divorced twice and it's not something I plan on repeating." "I guess you could say I have bad taste in men. But I no longer feel the need to be someone's wife." "I don't feel like I need to feel validated through being in a marriage. I feel pretty good being on my own."
"I do hope to have a child of my own with a guy that could be the father and have a lovely committed relationship." "As I'm approaching 40, the desire to have something in my life that's more meaningful than movies and a career and working on them is becoming really important to me." "I'm hoping something real will manifest itself in my life. Whether I'll have a child of my own or adopt, I'm not sure." "I once thought, you can't have children if you're not married. I thought it would be just wrong. Now I realize it's not wrong. The most important thing is I would be a good mother."
Source: Teen HollywoodPosted by Lawren at 06:58 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
The daughter of a cable television reality show star, died when the stolen SUV she was in rolled and crashed into some trees, authorities said.
Barbara Katy Chapman, daughter of Duane "Dog" Chapman, was killed along with the car's driver, Scott Standefer II, in the accident Friday night, Alaska State Troopers said. The couple, both 23 and from North Pole, tried using a stolen credit card to rent a room Friday at a resort about 50 miles northeast of Fairbanks, Trooper Jeremy Stone said.
"There is no clue as to why they left the roadway," Stone said. "There are absolutely no skid marks on the road. They just went off the road, hit an embankment and launched." Troopers suspect drugs or alcohol may have played a role in the crash, spokesman Greg Wilkinson said Monday. Toxicology tests were scheduled on the bodies, which were transferred to Anchorage for autopsies.
"(Barbara) had gotten herself into a terrible mess," Lyssa Chapman said of her daughter. "She was trying as hard as she could to put her life back together," she told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
The accident occurred a day before her father, star of A&E's reality show "Dog the Bounty Hunter," married his longtime partner, Beth Smith, in Hawaii. He gathered with his 10 surviving children - two of whom he had with Smith - and discussed whether to proceed with the wedding. They unanimously decided to celebrate both the wedding and Barbara's life. Barbara Chapman, who had not been expected to attend the wedding, is survived by her mother and her 4-year-old son, Travis Drake-Lee Chapman.
Source: Indy StarPosted by Lawren at 06:54 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Now You Can Live There
Is Hometown U.S.A. ready for desperate housewives?
A newly approved subdivision in Wisconsin will feature the names of characters from the ABC Sunday soap opera. The main drag is, of course, Wisteria Lane.
And if the roads attract people based on their affinity for the character, Bree Circle will draw the perfectionists, Gabrielle Circle will attract the rich, obnoxious types, and Lynnette Drive will welcome families with bratty boys. Hatcher Road is named for actress Teri Hatcher, not her character, the ditzy Susan.
Keller-Williams Realtor Kim Storch, a fan of the show, said that while Huntington Ridge, the name of the subdivision to the west of Fitchrona Road, doesn't figure in the show, she thinks it fits. "They're always 'hunting' for someone else's husband or snooping through each other's homes, 'hunting' for something," Storch said.
Developer Chuck Elliott plans about 40 homes in the development, in the $350,000 to $500,000 range, Storch said. While there aren't plans to copy the architecture of the show's Wisteria Lane, Storch wants the subdivision to have the same feel. "I'm hoping it's going to be a neighborhood where housewives can get together to play cards, enjoy each other's company and watch each other's homes," she said. "Wouldn't it be nice to have a neighborhood where people stick up for each other? They're loyal friends, but they know everyone's secrets."06:47 AM | Comments (5) | Trackbacks (1)
Electric Venom linked with There Goes The Neighborhood
What is Penn Jillette's latest trick? A new baby! The speaking half of the magic duo Penn & Teller and his wife, Emily, gave birth to a son, Zolten Penn Jillette, this afternoon at a Las Vegas-area hospital. Zolten entered the world weighing in at 8 lbs., 13 oz.
"Zolten is a common Hungarian name, it's my wife's maiden name and most importantly, it's the name of Dracula's dog," joked Jillette.
'King Kong' star Jack Black and his wife, Tanya Haden, are expecting their first child -- a boy -- early next month.
According to USA Today, the 36-year-old actor made the announcement over the weekend while doing publicity for his new film 'Nacho Libre.' "I think I will be good when it comes to playtime," said Black. "I don't know how good I'll do with the discipline."
May 22, 2006
Any Moment Now...
According to the 'Queen Of All Media,' Perez Hilton, Angelina Jolie is expected to give birth within a few hours and all hospitals in Namibia are on standby. Angelina's already been in labor for several hours a source said.
Perez writes: 'We just received this email from a random reader, so we have no way of verifying the authenticity of the information. But, Angelina had been rumored to be giving birth this weekend. I heard from a contact in Namibia that Angelina is expected to give birth within a few hours and all hospitals in the area are on standby. She's already been in labor for several hours.'
The TV show "Extra" started the firestorm that Angelina Jolie could already be in labor. "Extra" was the first to show the latest pictures of Angelina in Africa earlier in the week, looking like she was going to 'pop' any minute. "Jolie ... is expected to go into labor in the next 48 hours," the Namibian News Paper said on Thursday under the banner headline "Jolie-Pitt baby expected shortly."
Source: Post ChroniclePosted by Lawren at 07:39 AM | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
Tommy Hilfiger really showed his "Appetite for Destruction" yesterday when he pummeled Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose in a dispute over a VIP table at Rosario Dawson's birthday party, sources said.
The midnight turf battle erupted when Axl moved Hilfiger's girlfriend's drink in the banquette area of The Plumm nightclub on West 14th Street - where the "Rent" actress was celebrating her 27th birthday. A densely packed crowd of celebs - including Lenny Kravitz and Kid Rock - had ringside seats to the battle.
The feisty fashionista was acting all gangsta, hitting Axl with a flurry of punches, one that landed under Rose's eye. "First [Axl and Tommy] were sitting. Then they were pulling on each other . . . It got so out of control," said a shocked witness. As the punch-up escalated, Hilfiger introduced Rose to some "November Pain" with a blow to the cheek. Club guards quickly tried to separate the men. "A bunch of security ran over - but Tommy would not back down. He was just out to take him down," the witness said. "Kid Rock got trampled by people running over. It was unbelievable."
Eventually, the designer's own bodyguard pulled him out of the club. Yesterday, club owner Noel Ashman pointed the finger at Hilfiger: "Axl was a gentleman and had the good sense not to retaliate, as he would have done some serious damage to Hilfiger." Rose said the attack was unprovoked, in an interview with The Post in his dressing room. The singer said Hilfiger may have been angry because he'd been told to move to make room for Rose and his entourage. Rose described Hilfiger as "foaming at the mouth."
When Rose took the stage a few minutes later to perform the song "You're Crazy," he dedicated it "to my good friend Tommy Hilfiger."
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 07:35 AM | Comments (7) | Trackbacks (0)
Garrett Unleashes on Abdule
The Fox network may not be the happiest of families now that Brad Garrett has channeled his inner Don Rickles.
Garrett, whose new sitcom, "`Til Death," will be on Fox (owned by News Corp.) in the fall, did a quick comedy routine before thousands of advertisers gathered to see the network's schedule announcement Thursday.
Noting the presence of Paula Abdul, who has seemed slightly unhinged this season on "American Idol," Garrett said: "Bellevue (Hospital Center) has a shuttle bus." "Nice dress," he said of Abdul, a judge on the talent competition show, who wore a shiny outfit. "Maybe it's time to get back in the lamp."
To increasing groans from the audience, the 46-year-old actor then made a profane reference to "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest's sex life. Ooh, it's going to be a long night," said Fox Entertainment President Peter Liguori as Garrett walked off the stage.
Source: MSNBCPosted by Lawren at 07:28 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Pink Loves Bears
A bear is stalking Queen Elizabeth, courtesy of Pink and PETA.
Days before her performance at yesterday's Prince's Trust event in London, which the queen was set to attend, the feisty singer fired off a letter to Her Majesty urging Her Royal Highness to replace the palace guards' bearskin hats with faux fur. In addition, a protester in a bear costume has spent the last few months following around the queen and Prince Charles, begging them to "save my skin."
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 07:22 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Too Bad They're Neighbors
Heather Locklear can still behave as if she were back in high school.
The actress is evidently upset that her estranged husband, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, has hooked up with Denise Richards, the estranged wife of Charlie Sheen. Denise was at home minding her own business the other day when she heard Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" playing from the street outside.
She peeked through a window and saw Heather and a girlfriend in her car with the song blasting. Heather and her friend thought their prank was hilarious. Denise called the stunt "very high school."
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“America’s Got Talent,” the new TV contest that promises to feature a grab bag of singers, dancers, comedians and more, has an eclectic panel of judges to match.
Brandy (“Moesha”), David Hasselhoff (“Baywatch”) and British media figure Piers Morgan will be scrutinizing aspiring stars for the NBC series set to debut next month, the network said Thursday. The program, from “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell and FremantleMedia, the company that produces Fox’s hit singing contest, will be hosted by Regis Philbin.
“We have three different judges from three different backgrounds. Expect the unexpected,” Cowell said in a statement Thursday. The variety contest begins with a two-hour episode 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 21. It will air regularly from 9-10 p.m. Wednesday, with a half-hour results show beginning Thursday, July 13, at 8:30 p.m.
As with “American Idol,” the judges will decide which of the acts advance to the final round while viewers ultimately decide who gets the $1 million prize. Brandy is a Grammy Award-winning singer whose TV credits include the specials “Cinderella” and “Double Platinum.” Hasselhoff, who was an executive producer and star of “Baywatch,” is a popular singer in Europe and has appeared on stage in New York and London musicals. He’s in an upcoming Adam Sandler film, “Click.” Morgan, a former editor of the London Daily Mirror, has hosted TV shows including “The Importance of Being Famous” and “The Death of Celebrity” and just started a weekly newspaper for children, “First News.”
Source: MSNBCPosted by Lawren at 07:13 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
"Scary" Is Right
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have teamed up to make the much anticipated horror film, Grind House, and they've announced Fergie (a.k.a. Stacy Ferguson) has joined the cast.
They claimed to have hired Fergie to bring "sex appeal" to the movie.
--As long as they shoot her from at least 25 feet away, it'll be fine.
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Toni Braxton is showered with flowers at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday. The Grammy-winning R&B singer announced that she'll take over the headlining reins from resident crooner Wayne Newton in August.
--To do what? Sing all 4 of her songs? This seems like a random replacement for Wayne.
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Art Imitating Life?
Former 'Friends' star Courteney Cox plans to dish on all the A-listers in her upcoming TV show, Dirt. And reserved for a big shovel will be pal Jennifer Aniston's ex hubby Brad Pitt and his gal pal and pregnant mom-to-be Angelina Jolie.
The pilot episode of the FX satire has been completed and fortunately the weekly magazine Life & Style has grabbed a sneak peek into what viewers can expect, and the mag says it promises to be juicy.
Life & Style reports that in what appears to be a case of having her good pal Jennifer Aniston’s back, Courteney, 41, swipes at Jen’s ex-hubby, Brad Pitt, 42, and his fiancée, Angelina Jolie, 30, with characters that mirror the trio’s infamous love triangle.
L&S notes that if FX picks up the series, which is being produced by Courteney and her husband, David Arquette, 34, it could reach the air by the end of the year.
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You're Too Old, Bruce
Hollywood actor Bruce Willis on Friday announced filmmakers are ready to start shooting a fourth Die Hard movie, and they hope to have it in cinemas next year.
Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival in France, Willis - who stars as policeman John McClane in the Die Hard films - revealed the highly-anticipated sequel is expected to start filming soon. He said, "We're as close as we've ever got to getting Die Hard 4 started. It won't be called Die Hard 4 but that will be the story. Hopefully it will be out next summer."
The movie's plot had to be rewritten after last year's Hurricane Katrina tragedy - the original screenplay involved an oil tanker explosion that sends huge waves flooding into New Orleans, Louisiana. Die Hard was released in 1988 and made Willis a star. Two sequels followed - Die Hard 2: Die Harder in 1990 and Die Hard With A Vengeance in 1995.
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The LLama Butchers linked with No. Nyet. Noooooooo.
Elton Throws a Tantrum
British pop star Elton John launched an expletive-laden tirade against the press in Cannes late on Saturday while presenting an award to a young actor during the annual film festival.
At a ceremony held by luxury jeweler Chopard, everything seemed to be going smoothly enough as John presented the Chopard Trophy to young Canadian actor Kevin Zegers, who co-starred in the film "Transamerica" with Felicity Huffman. "He (Zegers) is only 21 years old, already he showed incredible talent and maturity," said John, wearing dark glasses and accompanied by actress Elizabeth Hurley. “I sincerely believe he will be a huge star and a great actor for many, many years to come.”
Then, as photographers called out during his address, he added: "If you saw ’Transamerica’ ... I’m talking ... you f---wit, f---ing photographers you should be shot, you should be all shot. Thank you."
After handing the award to a smiling Zegers, he added: "They are a nightmare."
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Beyonce Took Role Seriously
At a Cannes Film Festival preview of the upcoming movie Dreamgirls on Friday, stars Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson admitted they'd dealt with some weighty issues for their roles.
Knowles, 24, told reporters that she lost 20 lbs. to play the super-svelte Deena Jones, the lead singer of the Dreamettes – a '60s-style group loosely modeled on Diana Ross and the Supremes. "At the beginning (of filming), I was my normal weight," she said. "I actually gained a little bit, but then I lost 20 lbs. when I went from young Deena to old Deena. I wanted it to be something more than just make-up and hair. I wanted to see the change."
Asked whether Hollywood executives pressured her to drop the weight, Knowles, in a blue halter dress designed by her mother Tina, said, "Oh no, that was my idea. "The director (Bill Condon) actually kept telling me to 'eat, eat, eat' for continuity, but I really wanted to go all the way. I was inspired by Tom Hanks. He did it all the way (in Castaway), so I said, I can do it all the way!"
Source: PeoplePosted by Lawren at 06:50 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
May 19, 2006
Mother of the Year
Britney Spears has prompted California lawmakers to introduce a bill requiring parents to face their infants' car seats towards the back of the vehicle if they are under one year old. Spears started another car seat controversy earlier this week when she was photographed with her eight-month-old son, Sean Preston, slumped over in a forward-facing car seat.
According to California motor-vehicle code, babies who weigh 20 pounds or who are less than one year old should have their car seats facing backward. Spears' representatives insist that she did nothing wrong, since her son weighs over 20 pounds.
Lawmakers hope the new legislation will clear up any confusion over the code by having any child under one year old facing backwards, regardless of weight. If passed, the new legislation would be called Britney's Law, in honor of the pop star.
And regarding the continuous disaster that is Britney's parenting... Brit almost drops little SPF on his melon. Look at his hat go flying off!
How many of you out there are worried about Sean Preston? Well, there's a group for you to join: SaveSeanPreston.org.
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Uncle Jesse Overshares
Like Wilmer Valderrama before him, John Stamos overshared on Howard Stern’s radio show yesterday. Over the course of the morning, he dished about former love interest Denise Richards and how her kids ruined his game, about Heather Locklear inviting him up to her hotel room, and Teri Hatcher trying to kiss him to make Ryan Seacrest jealous. Also, he and ex-wife Rebecca Romijn lied about being together for the sake of X-Men 2.
Stamos On Denise Richards
Stern: So you guys dated after Sheen, well that must be tough for you, she’s got all these kids, and you don’t want kids…
Stamos: That was the issue, and it uh, it was kind of a problem.
Stern: How do you get out of that and still stay her friend?
Stamos: I barely did get out of that one! She was upset. It really kind of was the kid situation and what she’s going through. It just wasn’t the right time, you know, I’m friends with Charlie, I’m friends with Richie, I’m friends with Heather, it was a strange thing.
Stern: So, you got to bang Denise Richards and get out?
Stamos: The truth was we’re really good friends and when she was going through her divorce, I was there for her. We had dated you know years before for a while. This time around was just kind of a fast thing and she was going through a hard time. I felt bad that we couldn’t continue on, but it was a bad timing thing. She’s a great mom and she’s a very hands-on mom you know and dating women with kids is tough.
On Heather Locklear
Stern: So you dated Heather Locklear right? Or you had a funny story about her or something?
Stamos: I kinda did… I met her one time and we got really drunk and she asked me to go up to her room with her. But I was a kid and she was getting me plastered, we were playing quarters and by the end I couldn’t even hit the quarter on the table. So she said why don’t you come up to my room in a few minutes, I’m going to take a shower, and I was like yeah, you know, I’m going to do this. The next thing I remember, I woke up with barf all over my room and security was pounding on the door because I had to get to the show. I was in my own room, I just missed the whole thing!
On Rebecca Romijn
Stamos: You know what was funny about that night, the premiere of X-Men 2. We went to that together, but we had already been split up for like 6 months, I just couldn’t say anything.
On Teri Hatcher
Stern: What about Teri Hatcher, do you think she’s hot or too much plastic surgery?
Stamos: Yeah, you know she’s ok. I actually saw her the other night, we were at that Ryan Seacrest thing and she came out and kept trying to kiss me in front of all of the cameras.
And in further Uncle Jesse news...
Rocker Sheryl Crow has reportedly found love with Jake in Progress star John Stamos.
A source tells Life & Style a mutual friend set up the celebrity pair. The couple had their first date a few weeks ago in Malibu, California, where they walked around the Malibu Country Mart shopping centre and stopped for a coffee. The source says, "They've been talking a lot and plan to have dinner together soon. They're really into each other, so it could blossom into something more."05:45 AM | Comments (4) | Trackbacks (0)
Jack To Pen Autobio
Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack has signed a lucrative publishing deal to pen his autobiography, despite being just 20 years old. The book, to be titled "21 Years Gone," will chronicle the reality TV star's descent into drug addiction and the pressures of parental fame.
Jack's mother Sharon's life story "Extreme" last year became Britain's best-selling hardback autobiography of all time, and now Jack has teamed up with publishers Pan MacMillan to emulate her success. Jack's sister Kelly has also decided to write her memoirs.
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Former USC star Matt Leinart was told to stay out of trouble by his new team, the Arizona Cardinals, warning him that if he's serious about football he shouldn't be photographed out late dancing and drinking with Paris Hilton.
A source told Star: “Matt took it very seriously. Almost to the point of tears.”
--Bet he wasn't too worried when he was checking out her end zone.
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How did Lindsay Lohan react to the Brandon Davis-Paris Hilton public bashing she received a few days ago?
At Bungalow 8 early, she was spotted making out with Paris' ex-boyfriend, Stavros Niarchos, when she wasn't hanging out with Mischa Barton and fashion designer John Galliano.
--Source: Egotastic!Posted by Lawren at 05:31 AM | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
Denise Dabbles In Kidtoure
Actress Denise Richards has launched another blow at estranged husband Charlie Sheen--by developing a kids' clothing line one month after he debuted his own collection of kidswear.
The couple, who are in the middle of a bitter divorce battle, are now taking their fight to shopping malls where their clothing ranges will compete in the lucrative children's market. Sheen launched Sheen Kidz last month, a range of clothing for girls, while Richards has announced she is launching her own Kidtoure line this summer.
The range will feature novelty t-shirts with appliqué designs for girls up to the age of 10 and will be carried in posh department stores such as Barney's New York. The estranged couple have two daughters, Sam, 2, and Lola, 11 months, who have already been seen wearing tie-dyed t-shirts from Richards' collection.
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Good Work, Nick
You gotta give Nick Lachey some props. His new album came in #2 on the Billboard 200 chart this week.
Lachey's second solo effort, What's Left of Me, opened at number two with nearly 172,000 copies. (Coincidentally, this bests his ex-wife's single-week record, 160,000 copies, for 2004's In This Skin reissue).
(Who beat him out ? The Red Hot Chili Peppers).
Wedding Off For Runaway Bride
A year ago Jennifer Wilbanks bolted into tabloid infamy as the "Runaway Bride" when she faked her own kidnapping for three days on the eve of her wedding in Duluth, Ga. To the amazement of many, fiancé John Mason quickly took her back, with the couple even moving into a large new home in an Atlanta suburb and talking about taking a second run at marriage.
But in early May Mason's camp let it be known that any nuptials were off – and suddenly the woman who couldn’t take "I do" for an answer seems to be having a problem with "I don't."
"I'm not confirming or denying the breakup," Wilbanks, 33, said on May 14. "John and I have some things to work out."
But to Mason's family and friends there is no doubt that this time the split is for good. "I think John realized there were some fundamental differences in their personalities that he wasn't going to be able to deal with," a friend says of Mason, 33, who runs his family's Duluth medical-care business.
--It took him THIS LONG to realize that?
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Colin Farrell and Ewan Mcgregor are set to star in director Woody Allen's new film set in London.
The as-yet-untitled film is the third movie the New Yorker has shot in London, following the critically acclaimed Match Point and the upcoming Scoop. Plans for the new film were quickly put into place after Allen's Paris project, which was set to star Michelle Williams and David Krumholtz, fell through. According to Moviehole.net, the film will begin shooting this summer.
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May 18, 2006
To say Paris Hilton and ne'er-do-well pal Brandon Davis hate Lindsay Lohan is one of the great Hollywood understatements of 2006. As the pair club-hopped in LA, Davis unleashed a filthy torrent as Paris laughed with approval. Davis makes numerous sexual and hygenic comments, the likes of which you probably have never heard.
Davis, best known for his drunk driving arrest, at one point hurls a racial invective toward Lindsay's former boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, asking, "Is he in a mariachi band?" The grandson of the late billionaire Marvin Davis at one point says of Lohan: "I think she's worth about seven million (dollars), which means she's really poor. It's disgusting. She lives in a motel."
During the rant, Paris' publicist, Elliot Mintz, walks by her side, helpless and grim-faced. Paris seemed to enjoy Brandon's comments so much, she wanted to share them with her friends. You can see her hold up her cell phone as Mr. Filthymouth does his thing.
Mintz gave the following statement. "The only thing I want to underscore is the person making the statements was not Paris Hilton," he says, "It is unfair to characterize Brandon's statements as being reflective of Paris' feelings about Lindsay. We're dealing with two different people. It was Brandon who was speaking, of course there are moments when Paris was laughing, but she never said anything. Brandon was speaking for himself not for her. Personally," he adds, "I found the incident unnecessary."
Click here to watch the train wreck in the entirety.
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‘Simple Life’ star Nicole Richie and her fiancé/boyfriend Adam ‘DJ AM’ Goldstein are rumored to have split once again.
The couple rekindled their relationship early this year after calling off their engagement last year. The E! network broke the news on their ‘Daily Ten’ program saying: “Back to Ms. Richie for a moment. The Daily Ten has just learned that her on-again/off-again relationship with DJ AM is officially over.”
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Meet The Next Bachelor
After scouting out yachters and architects in search of the perfect man, the producers of ABC’s The Bachelor have finally settled on a new ladykiller.
Prince Lorenzo Borghese will be the 9th Bachelor in next season’s show, set in Rome. Like the bachelors that came before him, he’s got a solid education (an MBA from Fordham) and an impressive background (he’s a prince).
But while the other guys had testosterone-fueled jobs in medicine, sports and film, Lorenzo’s occupation is a little, well, fruity. He runs The Royal Pet Spa, an online store that sells home-made pet cosmetics, doggy sweaters, and puppy fragrances like “cooling cucumber tearless daily spritz.” He even dedicated the company to his old black lab, Belle (pictured).
--You're kidding me, right?
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For The Best Orgasms...
Pamela Anderson is urging fans to spice up their sex lives by turning vegetarian. To mark National Orgasm Day in America on Sunday, the blonde babe hailed her healthy diet for her fabulous sex life.
She said: "For your best orgasm ever, go vegetarian."
In support of Pamela's claims, a People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) spokeswoman insists: "Because meat clogs arteries going not just to your heart but other vital organs, the best sex tip is to go veggie."
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Fiddle Dee Dee linked with I've figured it out
I'm Too Unsexy
We know Eva topped Maxim's Hot 100, but check out who made the 25 Unsexiest Women list.
Click here to check it out.
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Janice's Advice For Brit
You know your hubby lacks class if even Janice Dickinson thinks he’s trashy.
Britney Spears, whose public image has taken a pounding lately, was critiqued by the likes of seventies supermodel Janice Dickinson — who thinks Spears needs an image overhaul and should dump husband Kevin Federline.
“I never found him hot at all. But she’s a hick anyway. She needs to get hot again. Stop clomping around in those Malibu flip-flops,” Dickinson told The Book Standard.
Dickinson, whose book “Check Please: Mating, Dating, and Extricating” comes out next month, said she’d like to give Spears a makeover. “I would tar and feather her first of all, tell her to dump that [bleeping] hick husband of hers. She needs solid advice, and not from Hicksville.”
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You won't believe who supposedly is the new face of Lancome?
Uma? No. Keira? Nope. Kate? Nada.
Find out after the jump...Continue reading "WTF?"
Kobe, The Power Ranger?
Kobe Bryant, star guard of the Los Angeles Lakers, is lined up to play a children's super hero in the TV series "Power Rangers Relic Hunters," set to air in 2007.
Kobe is rumored for the role of the Blue Power Ranger in the project that is categorized as being in production. The Blue Ranger is often the comic relief guy, but in some cases is the serious member of the team.
According to imdb.com, "5 teenagers must locate and secure ancient relics with unbelievable power, while at the same time stop a demonic corporation that wants the relics for their power."
Bryant last appeared on television in 1996 in an episode of "Moesha."
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Oprah Winfrey, who's been accused of being anti-hip-hop, says that's not true. "I listen to some hip-hop ... I got a little 'Fitty' [50 Cent] on my iPod and I love [Fitty's] 'In Da Club,' I love it," Winfrey recently told Power 105's Ed Lover when she dropped by his show with her pal, Gayle King.
"Jay-Z, I love Kanye [West], Jay is one of my friends," said Winfrey, who was promoting her upcoming ABC special, "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball." "I'm opposed to some of the music that offends my sensibilities, that's when you're degrading women, marginalizing women, but the beat I love," Winfrey said.
"Years and years ago Quincy Jones and I had this conversation about the evolution of hip-hop and what it really means to our culture. "Hip-hop is like jazz and gospel music," Winfrey said. "It evolved from people out of a form of protest, out of a form of expression. You can't deny that, nor would I try ..."
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It's splitsville for Greg Norman and his wife of 25 years, Laura.
"We are going to do this amicably," the Australian golfing great told the Sydney Morning Herald. "We'll remain friends." Norman, known as the Great White Shark, wouldn't go into why the marriage failed, but said, "There is no third party."
Laura, an American flight attendant when she met Norman, could be in for a $200 million payday because Norman, who was No. 1 in the world for nearly seven years, has myriad business interests outside golf - from clothing and lawn care, to wine and a restaurant in South Carolina. The couple has two kids, Morgan-Leigh, 24, and Gregory, 20.
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Trump's Scottish Golf Course
Picture Donald Trump in a kilt. The tycoon's mother, Mary, was from Scotland, and Trump is proud of his Scottish roots.
Now he's fulfilling a lifelong dream. Trump has bought 1,000 acres of land in Aberdeen, with an almost four-mile stretch fronting the ocean. The Donald plans to develop Trump International Golf Links, Scotland, with an 18-hole course, a clubhouse and surrounding houses.
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May 17, 2006
He Doesn't Wanna Hold Her Hand
Sir Paul McCartney and his wife of four years, former model and anti-landmine advocate Heather Mills, are separating.
"Having tried exceptionally hard to make our relationship work given the daily pressures surrounding us, it is with sadness that we have decided to go our separate ways," the couple said in a joint statement. "Our parting is amicable and both of us still care about each other very much but have found it increasingly difficult to maintain a normal relationship with constant intrusion into our private lives, and we have actively tried to protect the privacy of our child," the statement continued.
"Separation for any couple is difficult enough, but to have to go through this so publicly, especially with a small daughter, is immensely stressful. We hope, for the sake of our baby daughter, that we will be given some space and time to get through this difficult period."
The couple married in June 2002 in a $3.2 million wedding in Northern Ireland. Their daughter, Beatrice Milly, was born in October 2003. McCartney, 63, and Mills, 37, met through her charity work, the Heather Mills Heath Trust, which provides prosthetic limbs to the needy and campaigns against landmines.
--Looks like the mumbles I heard earlier in the week about this were true.
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Even He Knows They Are Ugly
I don't know why mama Sarah Jessica put you in those awful shoes either, James Wilke.
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Is J. Lo Pregs?
Singer Jennifer Lopez is reportedly expecting her first child with husband Marc Anthony, according to media reports.
Lopez appeared at the ALMA Awards in Los Angeles on May 7, sporting what appeared to be a small bump and telltale grey roots. The following day, the star abruptly cancelled her first concert tour without giving an explanation, further fuelling rumors of a pregnancy.
Sources tell In Touch the star is three months pregnant and that the baby will be born around Christmas. Anthony spoke publicly of having a baby with Lopez at the event saying, "I'm looking forward to starting a family."
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New Paris Song
Paris Hilton has been savaged in a new song.
American comedian Mark Manne launched into a bitter tirade during a rendition of his ballad, 'Everything That is Wrong with America Today (aka The Paris Hilton Song)', at The Laugh Factory in New York last weekend.
He sang: "Paris, I want to hit you in the face with a bat/Because you pampered your dog, then got rid of her when she got fat. "You must have paid the studio some money to put you in the 'House of Wax'/'Cause you got no talent, you can't act, and you can't sing. "You're not that pretty, you're not that hot, you're not even interesting."
He continued: "Paris Hilton, why do I even know your name? Is it the short skirts? No! 'The Simple Life'? No! It's cause you'll have sex with anything. "You're so mean, all bathed in green, an amateur porno queen/Go away, just go away from here, go away."
--I think Paris is as pathetic as the next person, but wanting to hit her in the face with a bat? That's a bit extreme.
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Kristin's Back With Brody
Kristin Cavallari and Brody Jenner are back together. The couple were making out at Joe Francis birthday celebration last week.
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In New York City on Saturday, Nicole Kidman hosted the 30th Anniversary gala for the organization UNIFEM. Her date? Keith Urban, who, she admits, is not just her boyfriend. "He's actually my fiancé," Kidman said. "I wouldn't be bringing my boyfriend."
Source: PeoplePosted by Lawren at 07:53 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
Someone Incarcerate Him
And today in Pete Doherty news: the Babyshambles rocker squirted a syringe full of blood all over an MTV camera crew after injecting himself chock full o’ heroin.
The stint forced the camera crew to sterilize thousands of pounds of equipment.
--Click here to watch it all.
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Richard Hatch, who won $1 million in the debut season of "Survivor," was sentenced Tuesday to 51 months in prison for failing to pay income taxes on his reality TV prize and other earnings.
Hatch, 45, was convicted in January. The charges carried a maximum of 13 years in prison.
Hatch, who has been in a jail in Plymouth, Mass., since his conviction, claimed he thought the show's producers would pay his taxes and pleaded ignorance about money matters, saying he forgot to tell his accountants about some income.
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It's shaping up as a battle between "The Drowsy Chaperone," a frothy celebration of a faux 1920s musical, and "Jersey Boys," showcasing the story and pop sounds of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
"Chaperone" received 13 Tony nominations Tuesday — more than any other show — while "Jersey Boys" grabbed eight nods in what has been a busy Broadway season. They were the two best-reviewed musicals of the season, with "Chaperone" already winning the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and "Jersey Boys" the Outer Critics Circle prize. But also showing surprising Tony strength was "The Color Purple," the Oprah Winfrey-produced musical based on Alice Walker's novel about a determined woman's triumph over adversity. It placed second with 11 nominations. All three will compete in the best musical category along with "The Wedding Singer," based on the 1998 Adam Sandler film.
"The History Boys," Alan Bennett's London success about a group of boisterous students trying to get into Oxford or Cambridge, dominated the play categories, receiving seven nominations including one for best play. The play's competition for the top drama prize will be "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," Martin McDonagh's comic splatterfest about a crazed Irish terrorist; "Shining City," Conor McPherson's ghost story set in present-day Dublin; and "Rabbit Hole," David Lindsay-Abaire's look at a suburban couple attempting to deal with the death of their young son.
Going up against Griffiths will be Ralph Fiennes who plays the title character in Brian Friel's "Faith Healer"; Oliver Platt, the haunted husband in "Shining City"; David Wilmot, a crazed terrorist in "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" and Zeljko Ivanek, an intense naval officer in "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," which closes Sunday after a two-week run.
In one oddity, all the women nominated for best actress starred in plays that already have closed: Cynthia Nixon, the distraught mother in "Rabbit Hole"; Judy Kaye, a tone-deaf diva in "Souvenir"; Lisa Kron, an embattled daughter in "Well," and two performers from the revival of W. Somerset Maugham's "The Constant Wife," Kate Burton and Lynn Redgrave.
One actress who is still starring on Broadway (through June 18) is Julia Roberts, but she was passed over for a nomination in "Three Days of Rain," as were her two co-stars, Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper.
Harry Connick Jr. was luckier. He received an actor-musical nod for his work in the revival of "The Pajama Game," which got nine bids.07:39 AM | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
Who Do You trust?
Donald Trump may rank No. 4 on a new list of the world’s most effective pitchmen when it comes to selling to men - but buyer beware.
While men’s fashion bible DNR gushes over Trump as “a one-man branding bonanza,” it turns out his shilling skills are a double-edged sword. “Of the men who remember a Donald Trump ad, just as many thought he endorsed American Express as Visa - the company that actually hired him,” said Marshall Cohen of the NPD Group, a consumer-info researcher.
George Foreman tops the list, followed by Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong. Coming in after Trump are former fatty and Jenny Craig mouthpiece Kirstie Alley and exjailbird and domestic diva Martha Stewart. But while Stewart is remembered in her spots, she’s also perceived as doing way too many, DNR says.
The other gal to rate is Catherine Zeta-Jones, who in 10th place “apparently spends more time filming T-Mobile commercials than feature films.” Just above her is rapper-pornographer-dope smoker Snoop Dogg, who’s a smash hit with his Chrysler spots with Lee Iacocca.
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May 16, 2006
Mother's Day Thief
Paris Hilton's mother can only imagine what her celebrity daughter got her for Mother's Day. That's because thieves stole the gifts before Kathy Hilton received them.
A gift bag containing nearly $10,000 worth of Christian Dior shoes, sunglasses, handbags and perfume was taken from outside the Hilton home, spokesman Elliot Mintz said Monday. The younger Hilton "spent three or four hours shopping to put together this wonderful collection of things for her mom," Mintz said.
A delivery person set the package down outside the home's gate to ring the intercom when a passenger in a passing car snatched the gifts. "A fellow just whizzed by and grabbed the package," Mintz said.
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Oprah's Not Gay, FYI
Oprah Winfrey made it very clear that she's serious about Stedman Graham.
At XM Satellite Radio's bash at the Core Club Thursday to celebrate her new channel, "Oprah & Friends," the TV titan introduced some friends, including best pal Gayle King, who'll be guests on the network come September. "You know, there are all these rumors about us being gay," Oprah said.
"We are not gay. If I was gay, I would tell you." At that, King shouted out, "Should we make the announcement now?"…
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Maxim's Hot 100
Eva Longoria tops Maxim's seventh annual "Hot 100" list of the most successful women in film, TV, music, sports and fashion for the second year in a row.
The "Desperate Housewives" actress told The Associated Press that her repeat selection for the No. 1 spot was a shock. "I was actually really shocked last year when I made the list," said the 31-year-old Longoria, who ranked No. 91 on the 2004 roster. "So 91 to No. 1 was a big jump, and then to get it a second time in a row - I just couldn't believe it," she said Friday. "I was like, `Surely there are more beautiful women in the world.' I can name 10."
Maxim said it is the first time the magazine has bestowed the No. 1 honor back-to-back. Editors made the selections for the issue, which will be on newsstands Thursday. The magazine said all of the women on the list have several things in common, including "a tremendous amount of buzz surrounding them, undeniable beauty and a promise of greater things to come."
Jessica Alba is No. 2, followed by Lindsay Lohan, Angelina Jolie, Stacy Keibler ("Dancing With the Stars"), Scarlett Johansson, Cameron Diaz, Kate Bosworth, Keira Knightley and singer-actress Christina Milian.
The list also includes "Desperate Housewives" stars Nicollette Sheridan (No. 48) and Teri Hatcher (No. 73). "I would have voted all of our `Housewives' on the list," Longoria told the AP in a phone interview.
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Brooke Shields and Katie Holmes are wearing the same signs of love.
After giving birth in the same hospital on the same day, the mother of Tom Cruise’s child and his target of a much-discussed on air attack are — in a weird coincidence — wearing identical Cartier Love bracelets. Cruise bought his sweetie one as a Mother’s Day gift, according to a source. “She was spotted wearing the bracelet at her first public appearance since the arrival of [daughter] Suri at the L.A. ‘Mission: Impossible 3’ premiere,” a source tells the Scoop. “Since then, it appears Katie hasn’t taken Tom’s token of love off her wrist.”
Shields has worn the bracelet a little longer. “I doubt Britney [Spears] will get any such item from her hubby,” quips the source, “but I guess a gal can dream!”
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Blaine's Next Stunt
Now that he's done playing Aquaman, David Blaine wants to try another mythical hero on for size: Tarzan the Ape Man.
The waterlogged escape artist, who last week failed in his attempt to set a world breath-holding record after submerging himself for seven days in a 2,000-gallon tank outside Lincoln Center, says his next stunt will involve living "among wild beasts." Blaine divulged his stunt plans while testing his human aquarium upstate three days prior to kicking off the marathon dip.
"I'm planning to live harmoniously among wild beasts," he told The Post. "And I'd like to do it alone in the jungle." That would be a new twist on his previous feats, all of which were staged in urban settings.
But at least one expert cautions him against spending too much time where the lions and tigers roam free. "I'd be amazed if he lasted a week in a place like the Sunderbunds" - a vast, swampy reserve park in northern India, said Animal Planet zoologist Dave Salmoni. "After just 24 hours, chances are excellent that Blaine would run across a Bengal tiger - and it would eat him," he added. Salmoni says the latter-day Houdini would also be hard-pressed to last a week in the wilds of the East African nation of Tanzania, where lions have eaten about 170 people thus far this year.
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Ready To Party
It's official: Richie and Denise are no more.
Now zipping through Europe with Bon Jovi's "Have a Nice Day" tour, Sambora told reporters in Dusseldorf, Germany, "Tell my female fans I am single and ready to party."
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Keaton Does L'Oreal
Diane Keaton has a new role. The Oscar-winning actress, who is 60, will star as a spokesperson for L'Oreal Paris and its brands.
She will appear in print and TV ads beginning in late summer in the U.S. for L'Oreal Paris' Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Restorative Hydrating Cream and Age Perfect Skin Supporting & Hydrating Makeup, the company announced Friday.
Carol J. Hamilton, president of the L'Oreal Paris division of L'Oreal USA Inc., said in a statement, "She's a natural beauty. Nothing artificial. And she's comfortable with who she is."
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Ja Rule and his posse were bounced from Plumm nightclub after one of the pint-size rapper's pals supposedly slapped a woman in the face, a club insider reports.
A spokeswoman for Rule says her client wasn't even at the club last Thursday, but our snitch swears Rule and his unruly bunch were "harassing models all night long" until one woman objected and began arguing with Rule's pal. "His friend slapped the girl so hard, everyone saw it," says our mole. "Security was quickly ushered over and the entire group, including Ja Rule, were escorted out."
Rule's flack said she asked Rule about the alleged incident and he told her he was in the studio recording his next album that night. Plumm owner Noel Ashman insisted that Rule was holding court there, but declined to comment on the alleged slapping incident. We're also told that after Rule and Co. got bounced, they loitered outside and tried to chat up women who were coming and going.
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Spice Girl News
Spice Girl News:
--Victoria Beckham has reportedly had a new tattoo to commemorate the first time she had sex with husband David.
The former Spice Girl arranged to have '8th May' - the night the pair got intimate for the first time in 1997 - inscribed on her wrist. The mom-of-three, who already has 'DB' tattooed on her arm, chose the design after soccer ace David treated her to a weekend at Paris' swanky Ritz hotel for the romantic anniversary.
A friend told Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper: "David had remembered their first night of passion from all those years ago. It was only when they were together alone that he reminded her what anniversary they were celebrating." The source added: "Victoria hadn't remembered the exact dates - but she was bowled over when David told her during dinner. She knew then that she had to commemorate the occasion with something permanent."
Victoria approached British tattooist Louis Molloy - who has etched all the couple's tattoos - about engraving the date on her arm in Roman numerals. Molloy was also hired to etch a Michaelangelo-style vision of heaven on David's shoulder. He said: "The Beckhams' tattoos are the only thing they'll take to the grave with them." The pair's spokesman refused to comment on the tattoo, saying it was "a private matter" between the couple.
Source: Female First
--Geri Halliwell gave birth to a baby girl — after refusing to allow the child's dad to be present.
Ex-Spice Girl Geri, 33, checked into a suite at London’s Portland Hospital early yesterday to prepare for a Caesarean section. Her mom Anna Maria was with her at the birth — which was not due until later this month. The baby was delivered at 9pm by top obstetrician Malcolm Gillard, who delivered David and Victoria Beckham’s first son Brooklyn. Mr. Gillard was also flown to Spain to oversee the birth of Posh’s third son Cruz and was recommended to Geri.
A hospital source said last night: “The birth went well. Mother and daughter are doing fine.” The baby’s dad Sacha Gervasi, a 40-year-old Hollywood screenwriter, had been frozen out.
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A comfortable armchair. Cool hanging lights. Funky graphics and photos on the walls. Wi-Fi access. Premium coffee. Isn't Starbucks great? Except...this is McDonald's. McDonald's? That's right. After 30 years without a major design overhaul, the 51-year-old fast-food giant is adopting a hip new look. The world's largest hamburger chain is redesigning its 30,000 eateries around the globe in a 21st century makeover of unprecedented scale.
The redesign is risky and has many franchisees up in arms over the high costs of a makeover. But company officials believe the overhaul is needed. McDonald's, whose restaurants are visited by more than 40 million people every day, has moved aggressively over the past three years to revamp its menu and attract a new breed of customer. It has added healthier items like premium salads targeted at women, and apple slices and skim milk for children. But as more upscale items like Asian chicken salad show up on its menu, the chain's typical starkly lit, plastic-heavy look is at odds with the contemporary, welcoming image the company wants to present.
"McDonald's promises to be a 'forever young' brand," says John Miologos, vice-president of worldwide architecture, design, and construction at McDonald's Corp. "We have to deliver on that promise." The last major change at McDonald's restaurants was the introduction of play places for children in the early 1980s.
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May 15, 2006
Poor Mr. and Mrs. Holmes
Forget whatever it was Tom Cruise told Diane Sawyer about his relationship with Katie Holmes' parents.
The truth is, Katie's parents, Martin and Kathleen Holmes, didn’t get to see baby Suri up close and personal until the day of the "Mission: Impossible 3" premiere in Los Angeles. That would have been May 4. Suri was born in the late afternoon on April 17.
You do the math. That's two and a half weeks. The Holmeses were specifically not invited until Tom was back home in Los Angeles after his worldwide promotional tour and could monitor the baby’s first visit with her maternal grandparents. Tom’s mother, Mary Jo Mapother-South, was there for the delivery. So were Tom’s sisters. But, as widely reported, the Holmeses were at their vacation home in Florida when they got the news that their daughter had given birth to their first grandchild.
“They are heartbroken,” says the source who filled me in on this, and this person knows what they’re talking about. But no one who’s interviewed Cruise for "M: I3" has dared asked these questions. Instead, they’ve let Cruise refer to Katie as “Kate” and do all the talking for her. The Holmeses are scared to speak out, say friends, for fear that they will be cut off even more from Katie and Suri.
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Madonna Won't Be Happy
Check out the newest journal entry on Brit's website:
--I bet Madonna's ticked.
Josh Lucas gave Entertainment Weekly a bit too much info on shooting "Poseidon":
"Anytime you put a lot of grips and special-effects people in water, there's going to be urine ... And you got comfortable to the point where you were drinking it"...
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A contributor to the Best Week Ever blog came across this picture of Nick Lachey and future Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart and noticed something interesting about it.
Seems that the SI staffer who labels photographs and puts them into the database thought outside of the box when it was time to name this one. Instead of naming it “Lachey” or “Leinart_Lachey” or “QB_WashedUpPopStar”, they went with one simple word: Douche. Of course, somebody noticed it and fixed it before too many people caught on.
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The "Seinfeld" Curse
Julia Louis-Dreyfus reunited with her co-stars from Seinfeld when she guest hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend.
During her opening monologue the actress, who played Elaine Benes on the hit series, showed a video clip of her bumping into co-star Jason Alexander and talking about the "Seinfeld Curse." The curse states that no Seinfeld star - including Louis-Dreyfus, Alexander, Michael Richards or Jerry Seinfeld - has ever gone on to star in a successful sitcom.
After the two chat, Alexander is hit by a cab. Back in the studio, the actress insists she doesn't believe in the curse, before a stage light falls next to her. The culprit is revealed to be Jerry Seinfeld, who cut the light down with a pair of hedge clippers.
Louis-Dreyfus started her career on Saturday Night Live 21 years ago and made history by becoming the first female cast member to return to host the show.
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Who Needs Crate and Barrel?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are launching a range of African homeware products.
The couple are working with local craftsmen in Namibia to create an assortment of rugs, pottery and other household items. The collection will be launched at an art fair in Paris this September.
A source revealed: "It combines their two passions. Brad's involved with design and Angelina is committed to humanitarian work." All proceeds from the collection will be donated to a local Namibian community.
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Gwen Breaks Her Finger
Gwen Stefani has broken her finger whilst using a sewing machine.
The pregnant singer was attempting to make a dress when the accident occured. The singer - due to give birth to her first baby next month - has been spotted sporting a splint and cast.
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The Electricuted Look
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Tommy Dabbles In Fashion
Tommy Lee is infamous for taking off his clothes - as evidenced by his notorious sex tape with Pamela Anderson - so it may come as a surprise that he's launching a fashion line.
L.A. rag label People's Liberation has enlisted the rocker to help create a limited-edition collection of denim, hooded sweatshirts and hats. Company owner Danny Guez is no stranger to questionable celebrity fashion collaborations: He co-owns the William Rast line with Justin Timberlake and J.T.'s best friend, Trace Ayala.
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For years, MTV Networks Inc. sat on the sidelines while Apple Computer Inc., RealNetworks Inc. and others racked up sales of music downloads. Now the cable network group that helped popularize music videos two decades ago is entering the online music fray with URGE, a new service that makes its public beta debut on Wednesday.
URGE comes integrated into the newest version of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Media Player, which users of Microsoft's Windows will receive in coming weeks as an upgrade. Prior to that, the player upgrade will be available for download at the URGE and Microsoft Web sites.
At launch, URGE will have more than 2 million tracks, which can be purchased individually at 99 cents or as full albums starting at around $9.95.
The service also will offer unlimited downloads at a monthly rate of $9.95, or $14.95 for the ability to transfer songs to any of more than 100 compatible portable music players. Initially, URGE will also feature streaming videos, with video downloads becoming available for purchase later this year.
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Most Popular Names
When kids born in 2005 head to kindergarten in a few years, a lot of them will be raising their hands when the teacher calls out "Emily" or "Jacob." In border states, it will be hard to miss Jose, Angel and Mia. For the 10th year running, Emily is the most popular name for infant girls in the United States, according to figures being released this Mother's Day weekend from the Social Security Administration.
The top 10 for girls in 2005: Emily, Emma, Madison, Abigail, Olivia, Isabella, Hannah, Samantha, Ava and Ashley.
For boys: Jacob, Michael, Joshua, Matthew, Ethan, Andrew, Daniel, Anthony, Christopher and Joseph.
--What? No Lawren? I'm shocked... ;)
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May 12, 2006
Walk of Shame
Matt Leinart was snapped exiting Paris Hilton's Hollywood Hills house Wednesday morning with his jeans and shirt rolled up in his hand after partying with the heiress the night before.
A photographer who was there said that the former USC football star left Hilton's residence in a hurry. Leinart looked around before hopping into a waiting Cadillac, which then drove in reverse until out of sight. Paris wasn't seen until a few hours later when she emerged from the house and drove off in her Bentley.
Paris Hilton unveiled her new video game on Thursday, but inexplicably called it by the wrong name as she greeted throngs of fans and photographers.
Wearing a green minidress and red platform pumps, Hilton made a brief appearance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo to promote "Paris Hilton's Jewel Jam." "Sorry I'm late," the heiress said. "I'm really excited to have my new video game, 'Diamondquest.' Thank you all for coming, and you can download the game," she said.
Richie Sambora is speaking out — and the rocker is blasting rumors that he cheated on wife Heather Locklear.
“I remained faithful during my marriage,” Sambora tells the upcoming issue of Us Magazine. “And I defy anyone to refute that.”
Sambora — who is rumored to have dallied with Denise Richards, the estranged wife of Charlie Sheen as well as his wife’s ex-best friend — is clearly miffed about all the headlines surrounding the modern-day Peyton Place drama. “I will do anything to enable all of us to move past all of this,” the Bon Jovi guitarist told Us. “I pride myself on my privacy, and I will continue to value that.”
“He can’t believe he’s accused of wrongdoing, since Heather ended the marriage, tried to break their ironclad prenup and has now started dating David Spade,” an “insider” told the mag, adding that Richards “would love to spend [some] time” with Sambora and is “thinking” about joining him on the European leg of Bon Jovi’s Have a Nice Day tour. “Richie feels he’s entitled to date, too, and he’s developed strong feelings for Denise.”
And in further Richbora news...
After upsetting his estranged wife, Heather Locklear, by hooking up with her ex-best friend, Denise Richards, Richie Sambora has ended his romance with Denise. An insider says Richie’s feelings for Heather — and especially for their daughter, Ava — made him reconsider.
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Britney Spears may be pregnant with her second child, but the singer says she’s ready to strip for a movie role.
Brit revealed she wants to make a movie with Hollywood hunk George Clooney. And she’s prepared to bare all alongside him. Britney, 24, said: "I'd like to do something with George Clooney. He's pretty cute, but don't tell my husband."
She said: "Yes I would go nude. And I'd love to play a superhero. That would be really cool."
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Bringing Tasteless To a Whole New Level
A popular radio personality was fired yesterday after making a series of shockingly ugly, racist and violent on-air remarks - including a threat to sexually molest the young daughter of a rival deejay.
The comments by Troi Torain - better known to his listeners on top-rated hip-hop station Power 105 (WWPR-FM) as DJ Star - were so over the top that he could be in hot water with the FCC and the Manhattan district attorney's office.
Torain offered listeners $500 to tell him where the daughter of nemesis DJ Envy, of Hot 97, went to school. "Yes, I disrespect your seed," Torain ranted. "If you didn't hear me, I said I would like to do an R. Kelly on your seed. On your little baby girl." Torain, 42, described in graphic detail what he meant by the reference to the R&B singer Kelly, who allegedly committed an unnatural act on an underage girl, a stunt captured on a widely circulated video.
Torain, who warned in his diatribe that he carries a gun, also called the wife of DJ Envy, whose real name is Rashawn Casey, a "whore," a "lo mein eater" and far worse anti-Asian slurs.
--Whoa. This guy better watch his back.
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Ever-tasteful O.J. Simpson pretends to sell his infamous white Ford Bronco in his hidden-camera prank DVD, "Juiced," a rip-off of Ashton Kutcher's MTV mainstay "Punk'd."
Simpson pretends to sell the Bronco at a used car lot, telling the prospective buyer, "It was good for me - it helped me get away. It's a car that I personally made famous. The car has escapability, if you ever get into some trouble." In other none-too-side-splitting stunts on the yet-to-be released DVD, the double-murder acquitee poses as a rapper, an elderly white man in a bingo game for senior citizens, a windshield-washer and a pizza delivery man.
While cash-strapped Simpson is eager to hawk the DVD, it's unclear whether any profits will go directly to the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, whom Simpson was ordered to pay $33.5 million after being found liable for their deaths in a civil suit. Goldman's father, Fred, tells "Inside Edition" that any profits Simpson makes from "Juiced" will be "blood money."
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 07:03 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Jail is Fun
Lost star Michelle Rodriguez had an "amazing experience" in prison and has no regrets about being locked up.
The actress, who plays Ana Lucia on the hit show, chose a jail sentence instead of 240 hours community service after being convicted of drunk-driving last month. She spent 65 hours behind bars. Rodriguez says, "It was so cool. I love people, and it was a primal crew. The only thing that keeps them going is fighting for salt and making dice out of soap.
"It was an amazing experience. I wouldn't take it back for anything. "I have a really good belief in destiny. It's, like, if I'm gonna be killed in there, I'm gonna be killed in there. But people were cool.
"I represent the people, you know what I mean? If somebody picks on me, they'll get what's coming. I didn't have to handle myself is what I'm saying. I had love in there. People got where I'm coming from."
And Rodriguez spent her time behind bars creatively. She adds, "Drawing pictures for everybody on their shirts. Writing poetry. And singing show tunes with the girls... I'm not surprised they kicked me out early."
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She's a Mess
During a recent press conference in L.A., Lindsay Lohan performed quite the spectacle in a bid to prove her health and well-being are sound -- she dropped to the floor and gave 'em 20.
Lohan, who is presently on a whirlwind promo tour pimping her new movie 'Just My Luck,' reportedly shook and quivered as she completed a set of 20 push-ups drawing a round of uncomfortable applause from the crowd of reporters.
As she got up, she added, "I could have done more if I didn't have this fractured leg." (She had slipped in the shower the previous morning.)
When reporters were left at a loss for words, she explained, "This is something I do all the time, and people think I'm a little bit crazy for it. I do leg lifts too, but I'm always doing push-ups because people tell me I have really skinny arms."
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Newlywed singer Christina Aguilera has thrilled fans by promising her first album in four years will be in stores this August.
The "Genie In A Bottle" hitmaker, who married Jordan Bratman in November, has returned to the studio and is working on a retro-jazz disc to be named Back To Basics. The first single from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s jazz and blues homage will be available as early as next month. Aguilera's 2002 album Stripped sold over 3.9 million copies in the US alone.
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New Line has agreed to pay Chris Tucker $25 million to appear in Rush Hour 3, making him the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, according to FoxNews.com's Roger Friedman.
Friedman commented that the figure is all the more remarkable considering the fact that Tucker has starred in only two other films -- both of them the Rush Hour movies. Friedman observed that Rush Hour 2 holds the record for the highest gross of any comedy and that the total worldwide take for the first two films is about $600 million.
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Rowland Sets Things Straight
Kelly Rowland is coming clean about her troubled childhood and abusive father — and she is blasting those rumors that Matthew Knowles, the father of her dear friend and former bandmate Beyoncé Knowles, is her biological dad.
“My parents’ situation was so terrible … I don’t know where I would be if my real father was still in my life,” Rowland tells the summer issue of Vibe Vixen. “He hasn’t tried to find me and I have not tried to find him.” Rowland went to live with the Knowles family when she was eleven, but called rumors that Mr. Knowles is her real father, “a lie from the pit of hell.”
Rowland, however, says she’s somewhat mortified by her own failed trip to the altar. Her wedding to football star Roy Williams was called off — even though she was featured at the time on the cover of a bridal magazine. “I was so embarrassed,” she said. “I didn’t even want to go out of the house.”
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Singers Turn To Acting
--Bringing more spunk, more attitude, and more fun than ever before, comes Bring It On: All or Nothing, the all-new hip comedy from the hit Bring It On movie franchise.
Bring It On: All or Nothing stars young performers Hayden Panettiere (Ice Princess, Raising Helen, Racing Stripes; you might also remember her as the little girl in Remember the Titans) and Solange Knowles Smith (Johnson Family Vacation, Beyonce's sister). Bring It On: All or Nothing is directed by Steve Rash (American Pie Presents Band Camp, Can't Buy Me Love)
Also making her movie debut in a special appearance as herself is Def Jam Records music sensation Rihanna, whose dance hit "Pon de Replay" from her debut album "Music Of The Sun" dominated the charts last summer.
(I'm sure this will rake in the Oscars).
--50 Cent has signed up for a new movie about illegal car racing.
Fiddy will have a starring role in the film, called Live Bet, a heist thriller based in underground clubs in Manhattan where people go to place bets on illegal races. He will also produce the film.
50 has already made his acting debut in the controversial and semi-autobiographical film Get Rich Or Die Tryin and is about to appear in another movie entitled Home Of The Brave. He is also being lined up to star in a new Universal movie called The Dance.06:34 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
May 11, 2006
Jessica Simpson is devastated after her best friend Cacee Cobb quit her job as her personal assistant.
Simpson has relied on her childhood pal for the past two years, with the pair even sharing a home. Toasting the future on Sunday when Cobb officially ended her employment with the star, Simpson gushed, "You are my best friend, I will be your best friend forever." A representative for Simpson tells American magazine Us Weekly, "It's true. They remain close."
--Think it's so she can go put the moves on Nick?
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It’s time to stop speculating as to when Brad & Angelina will finally tie the knot in Namibia. According to Life & Style magazine, it’s already a done deal.
Life & Style has learned exclusively that the couple recently tied the knot in a traditional Namibian wedding ceremony. “She promised she’d marry him before the baby came, so she did,” says an insider close to Angelina. “Now no matter what happens, Brad can always say he was married to Angie.”
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Because Shoes Weigh Too Much
Nicole pulls a Britney:
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Boxer Mike Tyson is desperate to record a song with Irish boy band Westlife and has already been in touch with their manager Louis Walsh to make it happen. Tyson admits he is "no Pavarotti" but is happy to have his voice digitally enhanced if it means he can record with the stars.
And he is even volunteering to fill the space left by estranged member Brian McFadden if they accept him.
Close pal and Irish boxing star Joe Egan says, "He loves their music so much he wants to be part of it. He's not a Pavarotti or Domingo - but neither are the members of Westlife. Mike's asked me to make contact with Louis Walsh to set the wheels in motion. He'd be happy just to sing on the chorus of a track, but he could always replace Brian McFadden." A spokesman for the band says, "This sounds really interesting. The band are all fans of Tyson."
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Pay Your Bills, Kanye
Rapper Kanye West has been sued over a Mercedes that is allegedly being held hostage.
In Sept. 2002, West's company, Konman Entertainment, Inc., leased a Mercedes G500 for $1,295.00 a month. West personally guaranteed that the lease would be paid. The lease expired in Jan. 2006. But according to the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the car was not returned and the defendants stopped paying.
In all, DCFS Trust, which holds the note on the car, is suing for $53,747.15, which represents the value of the car. In addition, DCFS is seeking back lease payments and late charges. Both West and Konman have been named as defendants. The suit also seeks punitive damages.
Source: TMZPosted by Lawren at 06:56 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Brit To Spring Divorce On K Fed?
How serious are Britney Spears’ marital woes?
So serious, according to one report, that she’s met with her family and lawyer — but not hubby Kevin Federline — and the topic of divorce came up. “Brit’s been very unhappy, and I think she needs to find some peace,” a source told Life & Style Weekly. “Once the Spears family gets its game plan together, the idea is to spring a divorce on Kev without warning.”
Spears’ rep denies that there are problems with the marriage, but an insider told the mag that Spears was so angry with her partying hubby that she threw out all his liquor. “She’s not going to let him make her feel like a guest in her own home anymore,” the insider said. “The new rules include no smoking or drinking, since secondhand smoke is bad for the kids.”
The two are, however, also reportedly having happier disagreements: over what to call the second baby. As Spears has confirmed, she's pregnant with another child, rumored to be a girl. Federline wants to name the baby Julia after his mom, according to In Touch Weekly, but Britney would rather name the baby Lillian after her own maternal grandmother. “She also likes the names Emily and Lola,” says a friend.
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Andy Roddick is searching for his mojo in Rome at the Internazionali d'Italia, but today's news is that he's started a blog.
Click here to read his first blog entry.
--He better make sure he doesn't say anything bad about the USTA, etc. on the blog, or he might get massively fined like Mark Cuban just did. (Source: the G2)
Shock. Total shock. That was the reaction in the audience when "American Idol" finalist Chris Daughtry - predicted by many to be the last singer standing - was booted off in Wednesday's voting.
In the most competitive "Idol" race yet, Daughtry's exit narrowed the contestants to three. The winner will be named May 24. "Surprised?" Host Ryan Seacrest asked an unsmiling Daughtry, visibly caught off guard. The 26-year-old rocker, drowned out by loud boos and screams of "No!" replied: "Yes."
The other "Idols" stood speechless, mouths agape. Even the judges - usually unflappable - didn't foresee Daughtry's ouster: Simon Cowell's jaw fell slack; Paula Abdul's eyes filled with tears.
Contestants sang Elvis Presley classics - two songs each - in Tuesday night's program. Daughtry's cover of The King's "Suspicious Minds" drew rave reviews from judges, including Abdul, who said "See ya in the finals." Cowell called his second performance - a rendition of "A Little Less Conversation" - "flat" and "not as good as the first." Katharine McPhee, 21, had the next-lowest vote total.
--He's clearly one of the best vocally, and it's sad that this happened. However, since when have Americans ever had good taste or appreciation for good vocalics? We let Britney Spears rise to the top of the charts for example!Posted by Lawren at 06:44 AM | Comments (10) | Trackbacks (0)
Guinness World Records just announced Tom Hanks' entry into the record books for Actor With Most Consecutive $100 Million Grossing Movies. The world-renowned actor was recognized for this achievement after an impressive run from 1998 to 2002 with seven films in a row reaching the milestone mark.
As his latest film Da Vinci Code nears release May 19, Hanks looks to chalk up another $100 million maker and start a new streak picking up from his last film, Polar Express.
According to Guinness World Records, Hanks has appeared in 14 movies with a domestic gross of over $100 million, seven of which were consecutive: Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Road to Perdition (2002), Cast Away (2000), Toy Story 2 (1999), The Green Mile (1999), You've Got Mail (1998) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). His record would have been 11, had it not been for That Thing You Do (1996), which only grossed $25,809,000.
In addition to his latest Guinness World Record, Hanks also shares a previous record with seven other actors for Most Oscars Won, Best Actor.
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Not Enough Time?
A former rock-band manager whose pyrotechnics caused a nightclub fire that killed 100 people was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison, drawing sobs and groans from victims' relatives who hoped to see the man serve more time behind bars.
Some were so angered by the sentence given to Daniel Biechele — who could have received 10 years — that they stormed out of the courtroom. One man yelled "Typical (expletive) Rhode Island."
"What do you think of your son now?" Patricia Belanger shouted to Biechele's mother. Belanger, who lost her 30-year-old daughter, Dina Ann DeMaio, told reporters afterward: "Now it's her turn to suffer, just like we've been suffering because of her son."
Before sentencing, Biechele gazed downward and choked back tears as he apologized for the Feb. 20, 2003, blaze at The Station nightclub in West Warwick. "I don't know that I'll ever forgive myself for what happened that night, so I can't expect anyone else to," he said, his lip quivering. "I never wanted anyone to be hurt in any way. I never imagined that anyone ever would be."
He was the tour manager for the heavy metal band Great White when he lit a pyrotechnics display that ignited highly flammable foam that lined the walls and ceiling of the nightclub. The foam was used as soundproofing and was placed there by the owners after neighbors complained about noise.
Source: FoxnewsPosted by Lawren at 06:34 AM | Comments (5) | Trackbacks (0)
Ed Makes Vodka
There he is on the bottle, arms folded, looking for all the world like a Star Search logo. He seems to be saying, "Go ahead and get drunk on something better. I dare ya." Indeed, the image of Ed McMahon is emblazoned on a Russian vodka container.
This isn't ordinary vodka, but McMahon Perfect Russian Vodka. It's the only vodka to be personally endorsed by -- and bear the likeness of -- the Man Who Launched a Thousand Laughs sitting next to Johnny Carson for all of those years on "The Tonight Show," the only spirit with a Publisher's Clearinghouse kick. Now, you can get hammered with Ed without even being near him!
On the mcmahonvodka.com website, the message is clear: "Some things in life you can't control. The vodka you drink isn't one of those things." McMahon Perfect is distilled "using a special four-time filtration process that allows for strict quality control" culled from "over 200 years of experience."
Source: Past DeadlinePosted by Lawren at 06:30 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (1)
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May 10, 2006
Donna Martin Pregnant Before Married?
Is Tori Spelling pregnant?
The former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star got married to Dean McDermott in a very private ceremony in Fiji over the weekend, according to various reports, and several sources say that Spelling is expecting a child.
One of the sources says that Spelling was spotted shopping for baby things at Petit Tresor, the Los Angeles store for tykes favored by celebs including Britney Spears and Tom Cruise and Kate Holmes.
“She was looking at things like cribs in a way that made it pretty clear that she wasn’t just looking to buy things for someone else,” says the source. And another insider says, “Yeah, she’s pregnant. She’s several months along now, I believe.”
Source: MSNBCPosted by Lawren at 07:45 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
L.Lo's New Man
Lindsay Lohan has a new man and it looks like she has good friend Kate Moss to thank. In fact, the 20 year old model-musician James Burke used to date Moss and they recently enjoyed some time skiing together. Now it looks like James and Lindsay are together.
Source: A Socialite's LifePosted by Lawren at 07:39 AM | Comments (6) | Trackbacks (0)
KITT To Hit Big Screen
The Weinstein Company has acquired the rights to develop and produce a feature film based on the original hit television series "Knight Rider." The rights were purchased from Glen A. Larson ("Knight Rider," "Magnum P.I." "Fall Guy," "Battlestar Galactica"), the original creator of the television show, and he will write the script and executive produce the project through his production company Glen A. Larson Productions. David Price brought the project to The Weinstein Company’s attention and will co-produce it.
Based on the 1980’s hit television series, "Knight Rider" is a revenge story about a police investigator who is shot on the job and left to die. Nursed back to health by a mysterious millionaire, he regains consciousness a new man with a new face and a new name: Michael Knight. His mysterious benefactor provides Michael with equipment and support so that he can continue his crime fighting work and ultimately get revenge on the people who left him to die.
The original hit television show ran on NBC from 1982 through 1986 and starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight.
--Oh, I'm pumped about this. Who do you see playing Michael?
Source: Movies OnlinePosted by Lawren at 07:24 AM | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (1)
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She Did It Again
Britney Spears is expecting her second child, she told David Letterman during a surprise visit to his Late Show on Tuesday.
"Don't worry, Dave, it's not yours," the singer joked. "Oh. Well, I think that's good news for both of us," Letterman responded.
Spears, who walked out onstage unannounced after a commercial break (and then read off the evening's Top 10 List), gave no details about herself, including her due date. She also never mentioned her husband, Kevin Federline – though earlier in the program Letterman and bandleader Paul Shaffer made a wisecrack about him.
"I think that K-Fed is, you know, would have to be getting awful busy at a quick rate," to be expecting another child, said Shaffer. "Well, what else does he have to do?" Letterman quipped.
After Spears came out, she said of their banter: "I liked the whole prep. It was cool I think you did a very good job." "So, we've established now that you are, in fact, pregnant, is that right?" asked Letterman. "Yes sir," Spears replied.
Spears’s appearance was a last-minute arrangment that came about after the singer’s rep called and "said (Britney) wanted to be on the show and this is what she'd announce," a Late Show insider said. "We were psyched."
--It's time for the vasectomy. Ok, so it was time 3 kids ago, but it's REALLY time now.
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"Gay guys are more fun and they dress better and they're usually hotter. "All the hot ones (guys) are gay."
Source: The SunPosted by Lawren at 07:10 AM | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
She Put Him In His Place
Alec Baldwin with his girlfriend, Nicole Seidel, met 4 1/2 years ago in a little downtown restaurant.
Seidel, a lawyer specializing corporate bond financing, was working on a legal brief. Baldwin was talking show business with another man - loudly. "She wondered why he was so loud, and she was getting annoyed," a friend told The Post. "He came over and said, 'Am I bothering you?' And she said 'Yes!' "
He appreciated her brutal honesty and obtained her number. There were many lengthy phone conversations before the Chinese/German beauty agreed to go on a date. But the two hit it off, and have been on-again, off-again ever since.
Unlike Baldwin, friends say, the publicity-shy New Jersey native is not a vegetarian, not an animal-rights activist, and not a diehard Democrat. "She loves Rudy Giuliani," said one pal. "They don't speak about politics." She lives downtown. He lives uptown. But they seem to have something in common.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 07:04 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Jury Duty Fun
You'd think wheelchair-bound Michael Stevens would be cut some slack, but no.
He still gets grief because he was one of the jurors who acquitted Michael Jackson of child molesting. "I had someone come up to me the other day and tell me I was one of the 12 stupidest people in the world," the Santa Maria, Calif., resident told The Post's David K. Li. "I just told them they're entitled to their own opinion, and rolled away."
Stevens got a surprise the other day in the mail - another jury summons. He could be back in court this month judging another case in that same Santa Maria courthouse. A court rule could allow Stevens to avoid jury duty because he's served within the past year. But he said he wouldn't mind serving again: "I'm up for another challenge actually. Hey, who knows, maybe I could be a professional juror."
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:47 AM | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
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Jake Gyllenhaal has finally moved on from his on-again off-again love Kirsten Dunst. Sources tell Us that the 25-year-old actor is dating Gretchen Bleiler, an Olympic snowboarder from Toledo, Ohio. The pair are so serious that Bleiler, 25, is moving from her current residence in Snowmass Village, Colorado to Los Angeles to be with Gyllenhaal.
The couple shares a love of the outdoors in common. Gyllenhaal is often seen skate-boarding, biking, and surfing. Bleiler won the silver medal in halfpipe in 2006 and was the superpipe champion in the 2003 and 2005 Winter X Games. She was also the Vans Triple Crown of Snowboarding champion three years running from 2001 – 2003.
Source: Us Weekly
A PoweR Girl?
Lizzie Grubman and her hubby Chris Stern are expecting, sources close to the couple said. "It is very early on," a spy added, "but Lizzie is ecstatic. The publicity princess has wanted to get pregnant since she started dating Chris."
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:41 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
Eau de Doh
To plug its 50th anniversary, Play-Doh, the aromatic modeling clay, has commissioned a cologne that smells just like ... Play-Doh.
As far as the fragrance maker's concerned, it's one big blast of nostalgia. "We're about bringing everyday memories to life in a bottle," says Christopher Gale, founder of Demeter Fragrance Library, where eau de Play-Doh joins 170 other scents, including Dirt (which smells like a plowed field), Snow, Tomato and Fresh-Pumped Gasoline ("oddly enough, a lot of women requested that").
"To be honest, you may not want to wear it as a cologne," Gale says of his firm's singular sense-sation, "but you might just want to take it out of your purse or glove compartment now and then and just smell it.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:38 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
May 09, 2006
Mirrors Are Helpful
Nothing says "sexy" like a milk holster:
--What's wrong with a cute, comfortable hooded sweatsuit (a la Juicy) (which, would provide full coverage yet also give her easy access to the milk bar), brushed hair, and a little makeup?Posted by Lawren at 07:25 AM | Comments (6) | Trackbacks (1)
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Suh, Suh, Suh, See Ya!
Star Jones Reynolds has been told to hitch up her hefty wagonload of freebies and waddle off into the sunset, sources say.
ABC will announce this week that she is out at "The View," a source close to the inner workings of the late-morning gabfest tells Page Six. What network brass won't say is that she's being unceremoniously ousted at the direct behest of the show's grand dame Barbara Walters and the incoming Rosie O'Donnell.
"It was always Rosie's condition of joining the show, and Barbara agreed to those conditions from the outset," our source said. The network and Jones are now concocting a face-saving scenario in which Jones will be touted as moving on to pursue important new projects.
Jones' camp yesterday denied the blustery babbler is going anywhere. "It's 100 percent not true. Where are you hearing this?" a rep for Jones said. A "View" flack echoed that. But those denials come on the heels of reports that Oprah Winfrey's best friend, Gayle King, may be in line to take over Jones' chair on the kitschy coffee klatch. And while publicly, the show says Jones is "welcome" to remain on "The View" as long as she wants, insiders confirmed late last week that her agents are quietly shopping around for a new job for her.
--Buh-bye. Don't let the door hit you in your surgically altered arse, Star.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 07:17 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Blaine Falls Short
Magician David Blaine was pulled from an aquarium by divers Monday nearly two minutes short of his goal of setting a world record for holding his breath underwater.
Blaine was trying to free himself from chains and handcuffs while bidding to break the record of 8 minutes, 58 seconds for holding one's breath underwater. The stunt, following a weeklong endurance challenge underwater, was televised live by ABC. With Blaine's face contorted in pain and bubbles rising to the surface, divers went in to release him from the chains and pull him out. Blaine held his breath for 7:08.
After being given oxygen, Blaine addressed the large crowd that had gathered around the 8-foot snow globe-like tank on the plaza of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. "I am humbled so much by the support of everyone from New York City and from all over the world," Blaine said. "This was a very difficult week, but you all made it fly by with your strong support and your energy. Thank you so much, everybody. ... I love you all."
Dr. Murat Gunel, who heads Blaine's medical team and is an associate professor of neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine, said before the attempt: "He is pushing his body insanely to the limits." Gunel and other medical experts had been monitoring Blaine's condition 24 hours a day from an adjacent tent filled with medical equipment and machines. Gunel said the challenge had taken a toll on the magician's body, including liver damage, the sensation of pins and needles in his feet and hands, some loss of sensation elsewhere, and rashes all over his body, which glistened pale white in the tank.
--Did anyone else watch this? It was insane! I thought I was going to watch him go into cardiac arrest on national television!
Source: FoxnewsPosted by Lawren at 07:11 AM | Comments (10) | Trackbacks (0)
The Pivert Strikes Again
Krista Allen wasn't invited to ex-boyfriend George Clooney's 45th birthday at the Green Valley Ranch outside Las Vegas last weekend - but she headed to Sin City anyway and got lucky.
Allen, who has also been linked to David Spade, was spotted smooching with "Entourage" babe magnet Jeremy Piven at the "Fantasy Suite Block Party" that Palms Casino owner George Maloof threw to mark the opening of his ultra-exclusive suites that feature bowling lanes, basketball courts and stripper poles.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 07:06 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
She should fire that groupie hair dresser of hers, Ken Paves, and fire her stylist:
Source: DlistedPosted by Lawren at 06:58 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
Actor Josh Lucas will seek the truth behind slain journalist Daniel Pearl's death in a timely new thriller.
Pearl will be portrayed as a fictitious newsman in the untitled new film, which is based on French author Bernard-Henri Levy's book Who Killed Daniel Pearl. In the book, Levy speculates about the murder of the journalist, who was kidnapped in Pakistan and killed in 2002, suggesting Pearl may have uncovered information he shouldn't have.
The Lucas film will be the first of two new movies about the journalist - Warner Brothers executives are also planning to adapt a book by Pearl's widow Marianne into another film.
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Brad To Buy In The Dominican?
Brad Pitt is buying a holiday home in Dominican Republic.
The 'Troy' actor reportedly fell in love with the tropical island last year - after visiting it during filming. Now the 42-year-old star - who spent four days touring the lush Caribbean country - is dying to splash out on a luxury pad on the island.
A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Brad wants a summer home to be like his old house in Los Angeles. "He fell in love with the island and decided he wanted to have a house there to have breaks."
Brad - who is currently in Africa with pregnant girlfriend Angelina Jolie - will reportedly use the tropical hideaway to have family breaks with Angelina and her adopted children Maddox and Zahara.
Source: Female FirstPosted by Lawren at 06:50 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Chad Banned From The Prom
A published report claims that One Tree Hill star Chad Michael Murray has been banned his 18-year old co-star and fiancée Kenzie Dalton's prom at her High School in Wilmington, North Carolina.
The story comes from In Touch Weekly and reports that the school has a strict policy that no one over 20 is allowed to attend the school's prom. "Even though a person can request to attend via a written letter to the administration Chad was told he would not be allowed to go," the magazine cites an insider as saying.
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Good For Her
Making good on her vow to go back and finish school, last year's American Idol winner Carrie Underwood is now a college graduate.
The country singer, 23, graduated magna cum laude, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern State University on Saturday, reports the Associated Press. Underwood was among 1,800 students who walked across the stage at Jack Dobbins to claim their degree from university President Larry Williams.
Shortly before her victory on the FOX talent hunt a year ago, Underwood (who withdrew from school just three credits shy of graduating) said she planned to finish her Northeastern journalism degree – at some point. "This is my time to see the world," vowed the native of Checotah, in eastern Oklahoma (pop. about 3,800). "Home will be there when I get back." And back she went, majoring in mass communications with an emphasis in journalism.
Source: FoxnewsPosted by Lawren at 06:39 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
Singing brothers Nick and Aaron Carter are set to star in their own reality TV show on E!
The Carters will focus on the domestic life of the pop stars and their three sisters, according to Variety magazine. The former Backstreet Boy and his siblings have all agreed to live under the same roof in the hope that Nick and Aaron can rivive their pop careers.
Source: Digital SpyPosted by Lawren at 06:36 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
May 08, 2006
MTV has announced the next cast of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge, this year titled Fresh Meat.
--Coral's back after her respite from the show. 'Nuff said.
--'Lil Derrick's returning.
--It's RW: Austin overload with Johanna, Danny, Melinda, and Wes. Think those couples can survive? Danny and Melinda will most likely make me want to vom.
--And, our favorite psychopath Tonya will be on the prowl.
Click here for a list of the entire cast.Posted by Lawren at 07:21 AM | Comments (7) | Trackbacks (0)
You Little Bitch
"Entourage" star Jeremy Piven has a lot to be proud of.
"I called Barbara Walters a little bitch on national television!" he crowed at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his movie "Keeping Up With the Steins." "I think I just peaked!"
Piven, who plays a showbiz agent in both the hit HBO series and the movie - a comedy about competitively excessive bar mitzvahs - explained that he went on "The View" to hype the film and used his trademark "Entourage" line, "You want to hug it out, you little bitch?"
Luckily, the regal Walters was amused and even offered Piven a warm embrace. "It was all in good fun," "The View" spokesman Karl Nilsson told Lowdown.
--God, I love him.
Source: New York Daily NewsPosted by Lawren at 07:09 AM | Comments (4) | Trackbacks (0)
Barton To Be Killed Off?
Mischa Barton is being killed off in The O.C. The brunette star's troubled character, Marissa Cooper, is to reportedly exit the hit teen drama after taking a drugs overdose. A source revealed: "Mischa is definitely going. She hasn't been happy for a while and producers think its best she leaves. It is the perfect end to the current series."
News of Mischa's departure comes in the wake of reports suggesting she was trying to get fired from the show by pulling a host of sickies. The 20-year-old actress allegedly had become worried about the show's spiralling ratings and concerned about being typecast as a teen brat.
According to reports, in the last few months Mischa has frequently called in sick or arrived late on set to the displeasure of her bosses.
Source: StarpulsePosted by Lawren at 07:01 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
On Her Way
Janet's pre-album release slimdown is clearly going well. She's lookin' good.
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Dennis Rodman had his first reunion with his father in over a decade last week - and it wasn't pleasant.
According to the former NBA star's agent Darren Prince, Rodman's dad, Philander, showed up at an exhibition game in Manila "with a camera crew and an entourage of eight people and two bodyguards - he had apparently sold the rights to get him on camera with Dennis.
A scuffle broke out and Philander threw a punch at Rodman's bodyguard, but missed . . . Dennis felt used and was angry as his father has made only one attempt in 40 years to see or talk to him, and that was in 1996 when he wanted the rights to write a book about Dennis." Later, an undeterred Philander showed up at Rodman's hotel with his camera crew where armed guards chased them away.
Prince claims that "hundreds of fans" knew what was going on and started chanting, " 'Get out of here, you deadbeat Dad.' "
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:52 AM | Comments (5) | Trackbacks (0)
Didn't Waste Any Time
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott were married Sunday on a private tropical island in Fiji.
The non-denominational ceremony was attended only by the bride and groom, both barefoot and wearing white. "We didn't want to wait another day to get married," Spelling said. Adds her new husband, "I've never had as much of a desire to get married and make a woman my wife as I've had with her. The feeling is overwhelming. We're soul mates."
Spelling, 32, and McDermott, 39, met last summer in Ottawa while filming the TV movie Mind Over Murder. At the time, she was wed to actor-writer Charlie Shanian, and McDermott was married to his wife of 12 years, Mary Jo Eustace.
"It just happened," a Spelling friend said about their romance. "No one meant any harm to anyone. You can't help who you fall in love with and who you're right with." In September, Spelling announced her split from Shanian, and McDermott filed for divorce from Eustace. Spelling's divorce became final last month.
McDermott proposed to the So NoTORIous star on Christmas Eve in Toronto, Canada. His sister put out lights leading to a table for two surrounded by decorated Christmas trees. The couple rode up in a horse-drawn carriage, and McDermott presented Spelling with a diamond and sapphire ring. "It was so magical. All the stars aligned. I have never been happier in my life," McDermott said. McDermott has since shown his love for Spelling with tattoos, including one on his wrist that reads "Truly, Madly, Deeply, Tori" and another on his shoulder: a portrait of her.
Source: PeoplePosted by Lawren at 06:49 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Bilson's Brush With Death
The OC star Rachel Bilson has been hiding a painful secret from fans - she once 'died' in a car crash.
The actress almost lost her life at 14 after the car she was riding in with pals crashed into another vehicle on California's beach road the Pacific Coast Highway. She says, "I basically died and then came back. The window went into my head. It was really gross."
The 24-year-old, who has a permanent reminder of the accident in the shape of a scar above her right eye, admits she still suffers from crippling migraines and memory loss - both of which she credits to her brush with death.
Source: Female FirstPosted by Lawren at 06:44 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
--Actor, screenwriter and director Jon Favreau and his wife, physician Joya Tillem, are expecting their third child.
The couple are already parents to daughter Madelaine, 3, and son Max, 4, who is named for a character in Favreau's 2001 comedy Made. Favreau, 39, and Tillem, 36, a doctor at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, wed on Nov. 24, 2000, in Sonoma, Calif.
Favreau first gained fame with 1996's Swingers, which he wrote and starred in. He has since built a successful career behind the camera, directing movies such as 2003's Elf and 2005's Zathura: A Space Adventure.
--Adam Sandler and his wife, Jackie, have had their first child, according to the comedian’s Web site.
"Kid is healthy!! Wife is healthy!!" says the posting. It did not give any other details, but a source says the baby is a girl, born yesterday at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.
--Mark-Paul Gosselaar, 32, and wife Lisa, 34, welcomed their second child, daughter Ava Lorenn, at noon on Sunday in Los Angeles.
"Mother, daughter and family are all well," says rep Ame Van Iden. Gosselaar, a star of ABC's Commander in Chief, and Lisa also have a son, Michael Charles, 2.
Source: PeoplePosted by Lawren at 06:40 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
--Catherine Zeta-Jones is in talks to star as the female lead in a movie about escapologist Harry Houdini.
She would play an exotic psychic with whom Houdini embarks on a passionate affair, says Hollywood Reporter. Guy Pearce is already signed up to star as Houdini in the movie, to be called Death Defying Acts.
It centers on Houdini during the height of his career in 1926, when he toured the world, amassing large crowds with his elaborate and daring escape performances. Filming is scheduled to start in Britain later this summer.
--Hugh Grant is the latest star to be linked with a role in Ocean's 13.
New magazine says George Clooney wants Grant to take on a cameo role. And website Clooney Studio quotes Grant as saying: "I love George, and the fact that he films his movies so quickly also makes me happy. "I will look at whatever he has to offer and if it's right then I would jump at the chance."
Jennifer Lopez and Sacha Baron Cohen are also rumored to be taking small roles in the film while Oceans 12 star Julia Roberts could also come back. And Al Pacino was recently confirmed for a starring role in the movie.
Source: AnanovaPosted by Lawren at 06:33 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
May 05, 2006
More Children Than She Can Handle
Britney Spears has hired a babysitter — for her hubby.
The “Oops, I Did It Again” crooner is paying a minder/bodyguard to keep an eye on her aspiring rap star husband Kevin Federline, according to In Touch Weekly.
“The last thing Britney wants to do is accompany Kevin on all his club dates,” an “insider” told the mag. “That’s why she hired a babysitter — a person who will keep Kevin from misbehaving and report directly back to her.”
The move reportedly came after one of Spears’ most trusted security guys, an ex-CIA agent named Richard, quit because of Federline’s partying. “Richard is a straitlaced guy, and he was upset with Kevin’s behavior,” a “pal” told the mag. Spears eventually convinced Richard to return — after promising to do something about her partying hubby. “I’ll take care of the Kevin situation,” she allegedly promised, “if you take care of me.”
Federline was not thrilled about having the round-the-clock sitter, says the mag, but “Britney told him it wasn’t up for negotiation.”
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Ashlee Gets Nosejob
It seems younger sis Ashlee Simpson's recent nose job makes her look more like her big sis, Jessica. It's the latest move in a makeover that's seen Ashlee go from dark-haired, ratty rocker to sophisticated blonde. And sources tell Star that Jess, 25, is furious over Ashlee's apparent quest to morph into her more successful sis.
Early on April 21, a source says, Ashlee, 21, arrived at the office of famed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Raj Kanodia with her parents, Joe and Tina, for a nose job. "Afterward, her parents helped her into a waiting SUV," says the source. And as pictures taken just a week later show, the change is dramatic. "Her nose is thinner and more feminine," says NYC-based plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Geoffrey Tobias, who hasn't treated Ashlee. In other words, more like Jess'.
Nose jobs like Ashlee's leave no scarring and little bruising — recovery time is usually just five days. But while Ashlee may not be black-and-blue, she may feel bruised by Jess' reaction.
"Jess was furious Ashlee was having her nose altered," says a source close to Jess. "She said the last thing she wants is her little sister looking just like her." Why not be flattered? "The older Ashlee gets, the more competitive the sisters have become," says the source of the once-close pair. "Jess is nervous that Ashlee's itching to muscle her way out of second place [in the Simpson family] by going from singer to actress — and starring in a bigger hit than The Dukes of Hazzard."
Source: StarPosted by Lawren at 07:08 AM | Comments (9) | Trackbacks (0)
Now That's How To Play Air Hockey
Eva Longoria has revealed her favorite pastime is playing saucy games with boyfriend Tony Parker in their Texan mansion.
Eva, 31, explained their version of air hockey has a wicked twist for the loser. She told Britain's New magazine: "It involved nudity. I had to run around the outside of the house. Naked!"
The brunette has also admitted she hopes 'Desperate Housewives' finishes soon to stop people getting bored of the hit series. She said: "I tell Tony all the time there's no amount of money that would make me decide to stay for the sake of it. I want to do movies."
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Depp Is Gross
And there are women out there who find this man attractive?
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Hicks Likes the Herb
Taylor Hicks is well-acquainted with Alabama bars: He's spent most of his adult life singing in them — and he's even spent some time locked up behind them!
American Idol's gray-haired soul stylist recently admitted in an interview that he'd been arrested for marijuana possession while in college. "The charges were dismissed," said Hicks, 29 — but not before he was booked into an Alabama jail cell.
Source: Star MagazinePosted by Lawren at 06:57 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Vaughniston Buys House
Actress Jennifer Aniston is no longer denying that she is in a romantic relationship with actor Vince Vaughn.
According to the Daily Mirror, the two actors have signed a purchase contract together for a new home. The price of the house, in Vaughn's hometown of Chicago, was $12 million.
A source said, "It's in a quiet, private neighbourhood and Vince is so well-liked there that he and Jen are hoping they're just going to be allowed to keep a low profile and get on with their lives." Aniston recently talked about the city during an interview, "I like Chicago. The people leave me in peace. They also have great museums and restaurants there. It's beautiful."
The home that the two have purchased sits on a 7.5 acre spread, and includes 9 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and a garage big enough for six cars.
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After many, many claims she loved eating and was just small boned, Nicole Richie has finally admitted that she has a weight problem and she’s worried that people will try to emulate her.
“I know I’m too thin right now, so I wouldn’t want any young girl looking at me and saying, ‘That’s what I want to look like.’”
She’s still denying it’s an eating disorder but accepts it is a problem: “I started seeing a nutritionist and a doctor… I do recognize that I have a problem, and I want to be responsible and fix it, and I’m on that path right now.”
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Just Say I'm a Billionaire
They say money can't buy happiness - and in billionaire Mark Cuban's case, it can't even get him into Bungalow 8.
The limelight-loving owner of the Dallas Mavericks was denied entry to Amy Sacco's late-night funhouse, even after he offered door demigods Disco and Armin $1,000 to let him inside - a cringe-inducing ploy used primarily by tacky out-of-towners. An eyewitness tells Page Six that Cuban, accompanied by party promoter Usman Shaikh and a few young ladies, was initially turned away after Shaikh approached Disco and told him that Cuban owned the Mavericks.
"Disco was not impressed," says our snitch. "One of the girls asked if Armin was there and if she could talk to him. Armin comes out and asks Cuban if he wants to buy a table. Cuban says yes. Armin goes inside, comes back about five minutes later and says, 'Sorry, there are no tables available. I can't help you.' "The girl then asks if they could just go in without a table, but Armin says no. Cuban then says to Disco something to the effect of 'I'm Mark Cuban . . . What's it gonna take?' He offers him cash - I think it was a thousand bucks. He reaches in his back pocket, and at this point the girl he is with yanks him by the arm and says, 'No, you can't do that here.' She was mortified."
Cuban then announced that it was "embarrassing" he couldn't get into the club, at which point Shaikh, a corporate lawyer who promotes parties at Pink Elephant, convinced Cuban and his posse that they would receive warmer treatment there. Once inside Rocco Ancarola's nightspot, located on the same crowded West 27th Street club corridor as Bungalow 8, Cuban was spotted chatting up several young women at his table. As he asked one hanger-on to round up some girls, he was overheard saying, "Just say I'm a billionaire. They'll come over." He also cracked, "For every billion dollars I have, my [bleep] gets 10 inches longer."
The last stop of the night for fun-loving Cuban and company was Scores West, where cash is by far the most important credential. We're told Cuban dropped thousands of dollars on champagne and "funny money" in the VIP room before leaving around 5 a.m.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:42 AM | Comments (6) | Trackbacks (0)
Fonda Lands L'Oreal Gig
Veteran actress Jane Fonda is the surprise new face of L'Oreal, heading a lucrative advertising campaign at the age of 68.
The star joins a glittering list of celebrity spokesmodels including Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz after signing to front L'Oreal Paris anti-aging treatment. The $700,000 contract will see Fonda endorse the face cream on billboards and magazines, and the actress - who is a vocal critic of cosmetic surgery - insists she is perfect for the role.
She says, "Somebody's got to give a face to getting old. I'm going to try and organize other women in my profession and my friends to say no to the duck lips and getting rid of the wrinkles. I've just traveled through Sweden and Finland, looking at faces that were real... as opposed to, in Hollywood, (where) everybody is starting to looking alike."
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Is Anna Pregnant?
Execs at TrimSpa should be careful about scolding their diet-program spokesmodel Anna Nicole Smith if she gains a few pounds. She has an airtight excuse, reports the New York Daily News: She's pregnant.
If true, the former Playmate -- who recently battled relatives of her late husband, J. Howard Marshall II, at the Supreme Court over his estate -- could be in for another fight. Smith, 38, is said to have conceived the child with the help of a friend.
'Anna's freaking out because she got pregnant by this guy, who's now saying, `I want money and access to the kid,' '' says an insider.
Smith has a 20-year-old son, Daniel, with Billy Smith, whom she married in 1985 and divorced in 1987.
Source: AZ CentralPosted by Lawren at 06:33 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
"Sopranos" mob boss James Gandolfini says he's fortunate to be unscathed after he crashed into a taxi while scooting around the Village on his Vespa.
"I'm fine," Gandolfini told The Post yesterday, one day after an accident on Hudson Street left him sprawled on his back with ripped sweatpants and a mangled machine. "I'm tough. My bike, that's not so tough. It's not doing well," he said. But the self-proclaimed macho man is looking to soften his image. "Do me a favor," he said. "Get a picture of me smiling in The Post. I always look angry."
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May 04, 2006
K Fed's 3-Some Fantasy
Kevin Federline needs to think before he speaks (if that’s possible). While promoting his single “America’s Most Hated” on L.A. radio show Power 106 on April 28, Britney Spears’ hubby admitted he’d like to have a threesome with actress Jessica Alba.
K-Fed also dissed one of his woman’s biggest hits. “I don’t think there’s one [song] that I really hate,” he said. “I could do without hearing ‘…Baby One More Time’ anymore.”
Sources tell Us that Spears’ pregnancy is the only thing keeping the unhappy pop star in the marriage. “Britney sees now that Kevin is a loser,” says an insider, who notes that at the time Britney began dating Federline, she was lonely and looking for someone to replace her ex Justin Timberlake. “Her mistake was that Kevin is the type you fly around the world having a wild time with, not the one you marry and make babies with.”
Source: US Weekly BlogPosted by Lawren at 07:17 AM | Comments (32) | Trackbacks (0)
Denise Richards says Heather Locklear has betrayed her.
In an exclusive interview with TMZ, Richards denies she was involved with Richie Sambora, the estranged husband of Locklear, before Locklear and Sambora split.
"Heather knows why and when her marriage ended with Richie and she knows why my marriage ended with Charlie (Sheen)," Richards said. Richards says comments by Locklear and David Spade, who suggested Richards had back-stabbed Locklear, were a "betrayal."
"It is a betrayal because a lot of it isn't true and they know that and that's what's hard," Richards said. "I have to try and just stay focused on my kids and forget that part of it as difficult as it is." Richards also says that she stands by the allegations she has made against Sheen in their divorce. "I stand by it and it's sad that it's gotten to this," she says. "My focus is just getting my girls through this because it's very, very difficult and very sad."
Source: TMZPosted by Lawren at 07:13 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
The Addiction Years
"I'm so excited!!! I'm so excited!!! I'm so...SCARED!!"
Click here for a parody of one of the greatest SBTB episodes EVER!
Source: Best Week EverPosted by Lawren at 07:06 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
After weeks of working out the terms, Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes have finally signed a pre-nuptial agreement that divides their assets in the event of a divorce.
If the couple marry and divorce Katie will receive $25 million (in addition to an $15 million trust fund that has also been set up Suri.)
Source: CityragPosted by Lawren at 07:01 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Run, Matt, Run!
As correctly noted by Iceman yesterday, Paris Hilton has been recently seen out and about with Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart.
Here's a rundown of all the drama: Paris & Stavros: Their Final Days
Monday, April 17
Hilton hosts a 21st-birthday bash for Niarchos and 100 friends at her Beverly Hills home. (She held additional parties for her beau in Las Vegas on April 21 and April 22.)
Thursday, April 27
Paris flies to Austria. That night, Niarchos is spotted with Lohan outside a private party in Beverly Hills.
Sunday, April 30
While Hilton parties at Austrian nightclub Pascia, Niarchos visits Lohan at the Chateau Marmont, where she’s staying during her Just My Luck press tour.
Monday, May 1
Paris flies back to L.A. and hangs out with Leinart. The two then hit L.A.’s Shag, where Niarchos spots them.
Tuesday, May 2
At 3:30 a.m., Niarchos and Hilton get into a screaming match at her gate. She doesn’t want to let him in. He won’t leave – and winds up sprawled on the ground. (He finally hops in a cab at 9 a.m.) Hilton’s rep confirms the split later that day.
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MK Thinks L. Lo Is Creepy
Don't seat Lindsay Lohan and Mary-Kate Olsen at the same table.
Lohan was walking the red carpet at the Met Costume Institute gala Monday night when Olsen arrived. "MK looked like she wanted to die when she saw Lindsay," said our spy. "She hung back and refused to get close . . . She clearly did not want to be near Lindsay and made an effort to not get close. It was odd."
Later, another source explained: "MK is very suspicious of Lindsay. Lindsay always e-mails her. She is always trying to find out from others who she is dating - MK thinks she's creepy."
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:52 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
Jessica's Blunt Flirting
Newly-single Jessica Simpson is hoping a chance meeting with British popstar James Blunt ends more happily than the brief encounter he croons about in his megahit, "You're Beautiful."
While at the MTV Australia Video Music Awards, says a friend of Jessica, she "was determined to meet him," and gave Blunt, 29, her cell phone number and e-mail address. "She was glowing the rest of the night," says the source. "Obviously Jess goes for the sensitive singers." And if James doesn't call or email, the source told Star that Jessica hopes to see James when he's in California for an April 30 gig.
Source: StarPosted by Lawren at 06:50 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Troubled reality star Paula Meronek (pictured) says The Real World saved her. She says her TV roomies made her face her demons -- bulimia, an abusive boyfriend -- and get help. Sure, she's still taking diet pills and the boyfriend remains a fixture. Plus, she's doing promotional visits to bars around the country, in the obligatory 15-minutes-of-fame tour every Real Worlder seems compelled to take. But she says she's better. But she says she's better. Do we, the viewership -- feel better too? Should we?
It's a question worth pondering, precisely because reality TV continues to erase the distinctions between public and private spheres, between television drama and real-life malaise. The pathetic and distressed make excellent television, and the pressure on producers and networks to recruit ever more unstable specimens for their broadcast zoos is only going to increase. Eventually, we may watch one "edgy" show where borderline personalities tear each other limb from limb (cue "edgy" music), and then follow it with a palliative "uplifting" show where Ty Pennington gathers up those torn limbs and sews them into a bright shiny new human being (cue Forrest Gump theme).
Who knows? Maybe this will end up bringing us all closer together as a species. Maybe this is the digital utopia we've been waiting for.
Source: EWPosted by Lawren at 06:46 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
At yesterday's matinee of the Brian Friel play, "The Faith Healer," phones went off not once, not twice, but four times.
Back in Dublin, where the drama played to sold-out houses, New York magazine reported that a cellphone trilled one night during Ralph Fiennes' final monologue, prompting him to shout, "Turn that [bleep]ing thing off!"
Yesterday, reports The Post's Barbara Hoffman, he and co-stars Cherry Jones and Ian McDirmid - whose monologues were also interrupted - remained stoically in character. Members of the audience, however, were beginning to come unglued.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:40 AM | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
Battle of the Trumps
Fearful of a dilution of his powerful brand, Donald Trump is fighting his ex-wife Ivana's bid to trademark her name for use in the real estate business.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office records show that Trump recently lodged a formal opposition to his former wife's application to trademark the term "Ivana Trump." In a March 21 filing, Donald (who is identified as the "famous real estate developer") argues that issuance of the trademark sought by his ex would be "confusingly similar" to his own valuable handle. Ivana filed her trademark application in September 2004, but it wasn't until the mark was "published" in February that USPTO proceedings could be started by anyone seeking to challenge the requested trademark.
On March 21, Trump filed his opposition, a copy of which you can find below. According to the millionaire developer, despite the pair's 1992 divorce and her "intervening marriage," Ivana has "chosen to keep Mr. Trump's surname" and is now "attempting to go into business--the identical line of business as Mr. Trump--using the TRUMP name and trademark." The "Apprentice" host claims that he has used the Trump name "in connection with a multitude of high-profile real estate projects" since 1964, when Trump turned 18.
In an April 28 answer to her former husband's opposition, Ivana denies that a new Trump trademark would cause confusion, adding that her continuing use of his surname "has been undertaken with the consent and acquiescence" of The Donald.
Source: The Smoking GunPosted by Lawren at 06:36 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Not Too Surprising
Eminem's wife, Kim Mathers, has filed a response to the rap superstar's divorce request, asking for financial support, attorney fees and joint custody of the couple's 10-year-old daughter.
Her lawyer, Michael J. Smith, filed the counter-complaint last Wednesday in Macomb County Circuit Court. The filing shed no light on why the couple are divorcing, the Detroit Free Press reported on its website Tuesday.
She asks for Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, to pay the mortgage, insurance and utilities for the couple's Clinton Township home. She also seeks physical custody of their daughter, Hailie Jade Scott, and child support.
Source: Jam!Posted by Lawren at 06:32 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
May 03, 2006
Who's The Bigger Train Wreck?
So many captions, so little time.
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Brit's Press Conference
Britney Spears will hold a press conference on Thursday, but even her closest aides have no idea what she's going to announce.
The superstar has invited selected media representatives, journalists and record industry executives to the Los Angeles Convention Center. The 24-year-old has not revealed what the subject matter of the press conference will be, but it is widely anticipated she will officially announce her second pregnancy with husband Kevin Federline.
Sony executive Karen Phillips says, "Britney hasn't held a press conference in so long that we know it's something big - pregnancy, a split, we're not sure."
Jive Records and Spears' management team are reportedly planning to release her fifth album in November, and a world tour is tentatively scheduled for 2007.
Source: Female FirstPosted by Lawren at 06:56 AM | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
Payback's a Bitch
Mary Jo Eustace's life fell apart when her cheating husband dumped her for Tori Spelling three weeks after he met the blond television star - and now she's getting sweet revenge.
A jaw-dropping tell-all being shopped by the 45-year-old Canadian sitcom actress dishes the dirt on Dean McDermott and how he bedded the also-married "So NoTORIous" star only months after he and Eustace adopted a baby girl, Lola.
Her book proposal for "My Husband Left Me for Tori Spelling" begins with McDermott, 38, her actor-husband of 12 years, jetting off to shoot the Lifetime flick "Mind Over Murder" with Spelling, then returning to coldly inform her he'd slept with his co-star and, "We're soul mates. She loves me unconditionally . . . I don't love you any more. And I don't respect you. I haven't for a very long time."
"Wasn't it just two months ago that he'd said he'd never been more in love with me or proud of me?" writes Eustace, who'd moved from Canada to California so McDermott could chase his dreams of stardom. Adding insult to injury, she claims, he got a "Truly, Madly, Deeply, Tori" tattoo on his wrist - but he didn't have money to pay his wife's electric bills.
Still, when Eustace met the adulteress who stole her man, she turned out to be "quite likable . . . [I ended up] feeling sorry for Tori" over what actually lies in store for her and McDermott. Eustace found herself getting turned on by Tori's soon-to-be-ex, Charlie Shanian. She writes of herself, "Could she one day fall for Charlie? The one man who knows exactly what she's going through?" Her proposal never answers that question.
Eustace, who has a 7-year-old son with McDermott, does take one bitter slap at TV titan Aaron Spelling's daughter, who starred in "Beverly Hills 90210," suggesting Tori is a "has-been" or "never-was." Last night, Tori and McDermott, who are engaged, fumed in a joint statement: "This is the first we've heard of [the book proposal]. It's opportunistic and undignified that she would want to exploit her former marriage for monetary gain. We only wish her the very best."
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:53 AM | Comments (7) | Trackbacks (0)
Life Imitating Art
The Sopranos actors John Ventimiglia and Louis Gross have both been arrested on unrelated charges.
Ventimiglia - who plays chef Artie Bucco on the hit TV show - was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning on suspicion of drink driving and possessing cocaine. The 37-year-old was pulled over after the Volkswagen car he was driving swerved without its headlights on. The arresting officer said the actor smelled of alcohol and his speech was slurred. Subsequent tests found a blood alcohol level of 0.12 per cent - the legal limit in the US is 0.08 per cent - and Ventimiglia was allegedly carrying a small plastic bag containing the residue of a white powder believed to be cocaine. Ventimiglia protested his innocence and has been released while a court date is set. His lawyer Benjamin Petrofsky says in a statement: "John feels terrible and embarrassed. Until we gather all the information we will have no further comment."
Louis Gross, who portrays bodyguard Perry Annunziata, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly breaking into a New York City property. Gross was released on Monday without bail. He told reporters, "I don't know nothing. I'm innocent. I'm always innocent." Ventimiglia and Gross are not the first Sopranos to really fall foul of the law. Star Vincent Pastore pleaded guilty in November to attempting to assault his girlfriend, while Lillo Brancanto Jr. - who played an up and coming mobster - faces murder charges after a police officer was shot dead following a bungled robbery.
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Nicole To Sign Prenup?
Reports have varied on a wedding between the Aussie power couple of Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman almost since the pair began dating. Now the fishbowl and family pressures may be taking its toll on the two big earners.
Life & Style Weekly will report in its Friday release that the pressure of a prenuptial agreement has caused the reported summer wedding for Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, both 38, to hit a roadblock and it's coming from Nic’s family.
Her parents have been pressuring the big-bucks actress to sign a prenuptial agreement. “So far she’s resisted them — and dodged the issue with Keith,” says a friend of Nicole’s. “Nic’s a romantic and doesn’t like the idea of a marriage contract.”
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Guess Her Bra Size
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Bruce Willis believes he will die a bachelor - because he can't commit to one woman. The Die Hard star - who has had a string of failed romances since splitting from ex-wife Demi Moore in 2000 - thinks he will be single for the rest of the days because he's so bad at relationships.
He said: "I'm going to go out a bachelor. Truth is, I have doubts about my ability to maintain a relationship necessary for a marriage to work. If I know anything about myself, I know that."
Source: StarpulsePosted by Lawren at 06:41 AM | Comments (8) | Trackbacks (0)
Mr. T's Back!
TV Land has greenlit "I Pity the Fool," a reality show starring Mr. T as a Dr. Phil-style help guru, and "Back to the Grind," featuring TV actors like Erik Estrada and Loni Anderson as they try to tackle the jobs their characters performed on TV.
Network will announce those, as well as several new series and specials, during its portion of MTV Networks' upfrontupfront presentation to advertisers today in New York.
In "I Pity the Fool," Mr. T will help everyday folks from car salesmen who need to meet quotas, to parents who need chaperones for their daughters. CablerCabler has ordered six episodes from Lionsgate TV, which will produce in association with Left/Right Films and Remag Guerrilla. Half-hour premieres in October.
Nick at Nite/TV Land senior VP Sal Maniaci said more so than previous Nick at Nite reality effort "Chasing Farrah," "I Pity the Fool" will strike a balance between heartwarming and funny. "He really gets in there and does some good, dolling out advice T-style," said Maniaci, who added that the cabler will likely run marathons of "The A-Team" around the premiere.
Source: VarietyPosted by Lawren at 06:38 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Nick and Jessica To Reconcile?
Have Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey been caught in a romantic tryst? That's what a report suggests as apparently the pair have been sneaking off to the San Fernando Valley to meet in what is described as 'discreet hotels."
One of those is gossip king Mike Walker and as earlier reported by Lynda Johnson he writes that the pair are meeting at discreet hotels in the Valley and he writes that Jessica reportedly dished to a source: "We still have our problems, but we're still very attached to each other." She continued, according to the source by adding "We still have the need for love and affection."
The report says that Jessica is shy about the whole affair - or really non-affair as they are still legally married. Walker even reiterates his 10-1 prediction that the pair will never divorce and will reunite.
Source: National LedgerPosted by Lawren at 06:35 AM | Comments (111) | Trackbacks (1)
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Barkley Tends Bar
It may be a while before NBA great and TNT announcer Charles Barkley crashes a Fox Sports party again.
When the 76ers legend ditched his own network's bash at ESPN Zone in Times Square for the Fox gang at Langan's on West 47th, Fox Sports Chairman David Hill bet him he couldn't pour a proper pint of Guinness and challenged him to stay behind the bar until he could.
As Troy Aiken, Howie Long and Joe Buck watched in amusement, Barkley failed the task - and ended up tending bar for four hours. "He was having lots of fun," said our spy, who noted that Barkley's skills at making other drinks were as good as his slam-dunks.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:31 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Former 'Baywatch' beauty Donna D'Errico has filed for divorce from Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx after 9 years of marriage.
D'Errico is claiming irreconcilable differences and is seeking physical custody of their 5 year-old daughter Frankie-Jean and her 13 year-old son Rhyan from a previous relationship. D'Errico is requesting that the court give joint legal custody with child visitation to Sixx, and that spousal support and attorney fees be paid by Sixx as well.
Source: TMZPosted by Lawren at 06:28 AM | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
Alba Gets Hosting Gig
Jessica Alba has a new starring role: host of the MTV Movie Awards.
"It's always a crazy, fun show, and I can't wait to be right in the middle of the action," the 25-year-old actress said Monday in a statement to The Associated Press. Alba is nominated for three golden popcorn trophies - sexiest performance for Sin City and best hero and best on-screen team with Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans and Ioan Gruffudd for Fantastic Four.
The 2006 MTV Movie Awards will be filmed June 3 at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, Calif. The show will air June 8 (9 p.m. EDT).
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May 02, 2006
Paris Back On The Market
Paris Hilton and her boyfriend, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, have split, a source close to Hilton says.
When asked about the split, Hilton's rep, Elliot Mintz, says, "It is not my policy to comment on my client’s private life. But I would not offer a denial." Hilton, 25, and Niarchos, 21, began dating last year.
Last month Hilton threw Niarchos a surprise 21st birthday bash at her Hollywood Hills pad. Some 100 guests turned out for the party, during which "Stavros did back flips into the pool and jumped from one end to the other," said a guest. "Everyone gasped and begged him not to continue because his stunts looked dangerous." The happy couple were inseparable that night, holding hands and kissing.
Niarchos was previously involved with Mary-Kate Olsen, whom he left for Hilton. For her part, Hilton was previously engaged to Paris Latsis, also a Greek shipping heir.
Source: PeoplePosted by Lawren at 06:57 AM | Comments (5) | Trackbacks (0)
Rosie Can't Cut Her Hair
Rosie O’Donnell’s new mega contract with ABC has one absolute proviso: the former talk show queen cannot cut her hair.
You may recall there was an uproar toward the end of Rosie’s run as a syndicated talk show host because she chopped off her locks to emulate Culture Club songstress Helen Terry. O’Donnell’s enemies at Gruner + Jahr Publishing even used the wedge hair cut against her when they sued her for a million bucks after shutting down the “Rosie” magazine. They lost that battle. But ABC apparently wants Rosie to look as glamorous as possible when she sits down on “The View” among Joy Behar, Star Jones, and Debbie Hasselbeck.
And what about that table? O’Donnell tells me she will more than likely not sit at the far left, taking Meredith Vieira’s old chair. When “The View” returns in September from August reruns, the stage will likely be redesigned so Rosie is sitting in the middle. “And there’ll be a curtain on that table,” O’Donnell quipped.
Joining “The View,” O’Donnell says, will also be ideal for two other reasons: she can leave the city by 12:30 pm and be home with her kids when they return from school. And she’s not carrying an entire show on her back. She has co-hosts who will help with the burden of a five times a week live broadcast. “She wants to play with friends,” says a source. And now she’ll get to do that.
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Brangelina's Water Birth
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly planning to deliver their first biological child in a giant tub of water.
The movie stars have been looking into birthing possibilities at the Welwitschia Hospital in Namibia, and are keen to go aquatic when Jolie goes into labor. Iris Wabuto, a nurse at the clinic, says, "It will be natural and beautiful. "Instead of a man like Brad being pushed into the corner of a labor ward, he will be part of the birth process."
And the expectant couple have allegedly wasted no time in picking a name for the baby - they have settled on Africa in a tribute to the child's birthplace. A friend of Jolie tells British newspaper the Sunday Express, "They know the sex of their baby, though they're trying to keep that a secret. But they both think Africa would suit a boy or a girl. "It's exotic and mysterious - just like the continent where the baby will be born".
Source: Female FirstPosted by Lawren at 06:51 AM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
Brooke's a Class Act
Leave it to Brooke Shields to emerge as class in her battle with Tom Cruise. A published report claims that Brooke has extended an olive branch to Katie Holmes right after the two women gave birth on the same day.
After the two both had healthy babies in the same hospital on the same floor just hours apart the big-heated Brooke put aside her differences with Cruise reports the Enquirer.
In fact, Mike Walker claims Brooke sent sent a symbolic olive branch in an arrangement of pink and yellow roses to the MI: 3 star and fiancée Katie Holmes with a sweet card.
Walker writes that the card read: "At times like this, when you have so much to be thankful for, I would like to personally welcome your daughter Suri into the world, and congratulate you both."
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Denzel's Football Star Son
Denzel Washington's son is going that extra yard to make sure he's not just known for his dad's Hollywood success.
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound offspring of the "Training Day" and "He Got Game" actor yesterday was signed to the St. Louis Rams as a running back. And John David Washington, who played for Division II Morehouse College, should star for the Rams. Last year, he led his conference in rushing and was named a national player of the week by D2Football.com.
Source: New York PostPosted by Lawren at 06:43 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Cher To Replace Celine
Pop veteran Cher will replace Celine Dion at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, in two years' time.
The "If I Could Turn Back Time" singer, who recently completed her Farewell Tour, will take up residence in the gambling mecca in 2008. The star confirmed the plans to Fox News reporter Roger Friedman on Friday. Caesars Palace is planning to build a unique concert hall to house Cher's extravagant show.
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Anna Wins @ SCOTUS
Anna Nicole Smith received a unanimous thumbs up from the United States Supreme Court on Monday, paving the way for the former Playboy Playmate of the Year to collect millions of dollars she claims were promised her by her late Texas oil tycoon husband, J. Howard Marshall II.
The decision by the justices overturned an appeals court ruling that the former reality TV star, pinup and weight-loss pitchwoman was entitled to nothing because federal courts lacked jurisdiction to hear claims that are also involved in state probate hearings. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in Monday's ruling that the appeals court was wrong and the district court properly asserted jurisdiction over Smith's claims against Marshall's son, E. Pierce Marshall, Reuters reports.
Smith, who met Marshall in 1991 when she was a 26-year-old topless dancer, wed the 89-year-old Texas oil tycoon in 1994. Marshall died the following year. His son, Pierce Marshall, claims his father's various wills and trusts make him the sole heir of a fortune estimated to be as high as $1.6 billion – which triggered the family feud that played out in courtrooms in both California and Texas. Pierce Marshall insisted that the more than $6 million in gifts Smith received in 1994 was all his father wanted her to get – a view upheld by a Texas state probate court. But then Smith was awarded $474 million by a federal bankruptcy judge in California because of her claims that the son had interfered with her intended inheritance.
A federal district court judge subsequently slashed Smith's award to $88 million. But the appeals court ruled she was entitled to nothing because federal courts lack jurisdiction in probate disputes.
Source: PeoplePosted by Lawren at 06:36 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Paris Sent to Gambling Rehab?
Paris Hilton’s parents have ordered her to stay away from their Las Vegas casino after she lost her $239,000 Bentley GT in a poker game. The party-loving socialite has now been ordered into rehab for gambling by her father Rick, 50, and mother Kathy, 47, who fear she’ll bet away her considerable fortune.
Already concerned by her addiction to poker, friends say the final straw for Paris’s parents came when the 25-year-old gambled away her car in a high-stakes hand recently. Shocked by their daughter’s out-of-control betting, Rick and Kathy decided enough was enough. “When they heard she’d bet her Bentley, they knew it had got out of hand,” an insider reveals. “She loved that car and wouldn’t part with it for any money.”
Even though the Paris Hotel And Casino was named after her, Paris is no longer welcome there. Her folks have banned the heiress from the club in a bid to cure her addiction. “Rick and Kathy introduced Paris to casinos, so feel really guilty,” says the source. “But they never thought she’d become so obsessed.”
Poker-crazy Paris now spends all her time gambling and admits she lives and breathes cards. The Simple Life star has become a regular fixture at Vegas casinos over the past few months, joining in poker tournaments with her younger sister Nicky, 22. “I’m obsessed with poker,” the older blonde socialite confesses. “It’s my favourite game now. I’m really lucky in Vegas. I always win.”
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Shaquille O'Neal and his wife, Shaunie Nelson, welcomed a new daughter, Me'arah Sanaa O'Neal, on Monday. The baby girl, who weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz., and was 21 1/2 inches long, was born at 4:57 a.m. in Miami.
O'Neal, 34, made it back from Chicago, where his team, the Miami Heat, were playing the Chicago Bulls, in time for the birth. "Shaq is thrilled," a source says.
The couple already have three children together, sons Shareef, 6, and Shaqir, 3, and daughter Amirah, 4. O'Neal has a daughter Taahirah, 9, and Nelson has a son Myles, 8, from previous relationships. O'Neal is expected to play Tuesday in Game 5 of the Heat, Bulls playoff series, which is tied at two games apiece.
Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, welcomed their second child on Monday in Orange County, Calif., the Associated Press reports.
A daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, was born at 2:03 a.m. Monday, weighing 6 lbs., 7 oz. She is 18 1/2 inches long. "The arrival of our daughter early this morning is an incredible blessing for me and my family," Bryant said in a statement. "We are all full of beautiful emotions after what has been such an incredible day."
The Los Angeles Lakers star won Sunday's playoff game against the Phoenix Suns with a last-second shot in overtime. Bryant then went to the hospital, where Vanessa gave birth early Monday morning, ESPN reports. Bryant, 27, and Vanessa, who will turn 24 this week, also have a 3-year-old daughter, Natalia.
Source: PeoplePosted by Lawren at 06:30 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Pam Protects Apes
Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is calling on advertisers to stop using apes to sell products.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activist wrote an opinionated piece that appeared on Friday in the Wall Street Journal.
In the articles she writes, "King Kong is my hero. He's big, muscular, sensitive, a terrific actor - and he's not real. "The use of computer-generated imagery has really taken off in Hollywood. So why has Madison Avenue suddenly gone bananas for real apes?"
The star wants to draw attention to the issue because of the growing trend of forcing chimps to sell products on TV. Anderson goes on to explain that in order to get the animals to perform, they are often subjected to abuse and kept in brutal conditions. She adds, "I've vowed never to be involved with a production that uses live apes because I don't want to be part of this cruelty.
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May 01, 2006
Charlie Removes Denise
Why was Charlie Sheen wearing a mysterious bandage around his left wrist, as he strolled around the Los Angeles suburb of Van Nuys on Sunday, April 23?
Given that it was only two days after his estranged wife, Denise Richards, filed explosive court papers alleging Sheen's taste for gambling, drugs and porn, Star guessed that he recently had his "Denise" tattoo removed from the area — and they guessed right! "True. He did," Charlie's rep confirms to Star!07:05 AM | Comments (4) | Trackbacks (0)
Halle To Adopt
Add another Hollywood beauty to the new mom club – or, at least, the group of wannabe moms: Halle Berry.
"I will adopt if it doesn't happen for me naturally," the Monster's Ball Oscar winner, 39, tells TV's Extra. "I will definitely adopt. And I probably will adopt even if it does happen naturally."
Since November, when they met shooting a Versace ad in Los Angeles, Berry's boyfriend has been 30-year-old Gabriel Aubry, a 6'2" blond Canadian model. Says Nadia Canova, whose Montreal-based Montage Models Inc. discovered Aubry, then a cook, in 1997 at a Quebec ski resort: "He's a very quiet person, with good values."
As a friend of his said in February about Berry and Aubry: "They are so smitten." Yet when asked about the romance, Berry playfully zipped her lips. But Aubry is clear about his feelings, says his dad: "He told me he was in love."
Source: PeoplePosted by Lawren at 07:01 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Fiddy Sounds Off On Oprah
He usually saves his beefs for other rappers; this time, 50 Cent is going after Oprah Winfrey.
In an interview with The Associated Press, 50 complained that Winfrey rarely invites rappers on her talk show: "I think she caters to older white women." "Oprah's audience is my audience's parents," the 29-year-old rapper said. "So, I could care less about Oprah or her show." He's not alone in his resentment toward the talk show host cum media mogul.
But, as 50 Cent said, Winfrey's purported disapproval might enhance a rap star's street cred. "I'm actually better off having friction with her," he said.
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My Bare Lady
A new television reality show invites porn stars to test their serious acting abilities in London’s theater district, raising the question: Debbie can do Dallas, but can she take on Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard”?
“My Bare Lady” will cast four leading ladies from porn studios in a classic piece of drama to be performed in London’s West End. Their experiences undergoing a crash course in acting and appearing before a discerning British audience will air in three episodes on the Fox Reality cable and satellite channels this fall.
“It’s a wonderful tale of redemption,” said David Lyle, general manager of Fox Reality. “Do they want lines that are a little more challenging than ‘Oh, here’s the pool guy...’?” “Debbie Does Dallas” was a 1978 porn film about the misadventures of a young woman who becomes a cheerleader for a Texas football team.
The show’s concept is rooted in the bankable plot conflict of many television “reality” shows, taking people out of their accustomed element to see how they fare. Like Eliza Doolittle learning to speak proper English in ”My Fair Lady,” these women must overcome a challenge formidable to any actor. “If they can move a London theater audience to applaud, they have done pretty well,” said Lyle.
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Johnny Depp is being lined-up to play Michael Hutchence in a new biopic of the rock star.
The film due to be directed by the INXS frontman's brother Rhett, Slide Away will be filmed in Australia with the cooperation of the Hutchence estate.
Stars including Rachel Griffiths, Eric Bana, Sienna Miller and Naomi Watts are also being lined-up to appear in the film reports Digitalspy.
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Em Helps Out Mom
Eminem has moved to patch things up with his dying mother — by footing her medical bills.
The rapper, has been involved in a bitter feud with Debbie Nelson and famously poured out his hatred for her in a string of hit singles. Debbie, — who has terminal cancer — fired back by slapping her son with a lawsuit for defamation in 2002. The pair have barely spoken since.
But now a source close to the family says: “The nightmare Debbie has been going through with her cancer has put everything in perspective.” Em has agreed to foot the entire bill for his mom’s medical treatment.
Debbie, 51, is suffering from stage four breast cancer — which means the disease has spread to other parts of her body. The source added: “She is very weak and knows the prognosis is bleak. She is desperate to build bridges with her son and put things right before it’s too late. “He has recently started helping her financially with her medical bills. They’ve spoken a few times on the phone and now she desperately hopes he will visit her.”
Source: The SunPosted by Lawren at 06:47 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Stars To Turn To Fashion
The OC star Mischa Barton has her sites set on designing her own fashion line.
The star is currently the face of Bebe and also models footwear for Keds. Barton has scored rave reviews on the red carpet for her fashion sense, and wants to be sure when she does design her line, it's done properly. he explains, "I've been approached by companies, but I went to see their samples and they were so cheaply made."
"Gwen Stefani did it right. She found dope people. I wouldn't want to do it unless I really had the time."
And, not to be outdone...
Sienna Miller, often seen in a pair of trademark skinny denims, has been asked to design her own line for Pepe Jeans.
According to the Daily Mirror, the deal is worth millions and an insider said: "Even though she is ultra-skinny, her jeans will be made to flatter most sizes. "The hope is she'll do for Pepe what Victoria Beckham has done for Rock & Republic. "Sienna has become such a style icon in such a short space of time.
"She's been on the cover of Vogue, everyone knows who she is and this is the perfect time to do something like this. "The jeans will be her own unique designs and the fact that she can model the clothes herself makes the whole project even more exciting." Sienna signed a deal to become the "face and body" of Pepe Jeans in November 2005.06:42 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Richards Injures Head
Rolling Stones star Keith Richards is recovering in hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, but press reports disagree over how the guitarist was injured.
Initial reports said the 62-year-old rocker fell out of a palm tree while on holiday in Fiji on Thursday and suffered a mild concussion. A local newspaper then alleged Richards got on a jet ski after the fall and hurt himself again in another accident. Band spokeswoman Fran Curtis only comments that Richards was injured earlier this week and flew to New Zealand with wife Patti for observation. Her statement did not mention the severity of Richards' condition or how he was hurt.
New Zealand's Sunday Star-Times quoted Doctor Uzzel Kanti Dhar as saying Richards was admitted to a private hospital in Fiji on Thursday and then airlifted to Auckland later that day. Fans gathered outside an Auckland hospital yesterday, and New Zealand's TV3 reported that Richard's wife arrived carrying clothes, while a security guard carried in three guitar cases.
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Ellen DeGeneres proved the darling of Friday night's 33rd annual Daytime Emmy ceremony, taking home the award for best talk-show host for the second time and the top prize for best talk show for the third year running.
"This means a lot of me," DeGeneres said on the stage of Hollywood's Kodak Theater (this year's three-hour show marked the first time ever the event was held out West). She also addressed her partner, actress Portia de Rossi, sitting in the audience and said, "I love you."
Also lucky: Rosie O'Donnell, who, as expected, was named to the enviable job as Meredith Vieira's replacement on The View when Vieira becomes Today co-host in September (while Katie Couric moves to the CBS Evening News). The View's co-creator and star Barbara Walters made the announcement with Rosie standing beside her. "Well, thank God," cracked O'Donnell, "because it was either that or Celebrity Fit Club." Added Walters, "We're so lucky to have her."
Former '80s teen idol Rick Springfield, who recently returned to General Hospital after 23 years, opened the show in an outdoor fan zone singing a medley of his hits before moving inside and concluded with "Jessie's Girl."
Other winners included Jeopardy!'s Alex Trebek, who beat Who Wants to Be a Millionaire's Vieira for the Emmy as best game-show host, and Caroll Spinney (a.k.a. Big Bird), who won a lifetime achievement award for his work on Sesame Street – which was also named best pre-school children's series. In terms of the awards for soap operas, Guiding Light won four Daytime Emmys, including actress Kim Zimmer as lead actress (her fourth career trophy). The show also had three first-time winners: Gina Tognoni (supporting actress), Tom Pelphrey (younger actor) and Jordan Clarke (supporting actor).
General Hospital was named best drama and directing, bringing the ABC soap a record nine trophies in the drama category. The show's Tony Geary (who plays Luke Spencer) won his fifth Daytime Emmy as lead actor. His first was in 1982.
Source: PeoplePosted by Lawren at 06:34 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
Rush Reaches Deal
Rush Limbaugh and prosecutors in the long-running painkiller fraud case against him have reached a deal calling for the only charge against the conservative commentator to be dropped if he continues treatment, his attorney said Friday.
Limbaugh was booked on a single charge that was filed Friday, said Teri Barbera, a spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Jail. He left about an hour later, after Limbaugh was photographed and fingerprinted and he posted $3,000 bail, Barbera said. The radio giant's agreement to enter a diversionary program ends a three-year state investigation that began after Limbaugh publicly acknowledged being addicted to pain medication and entered a rehabilitation program.
Prosecutors accuse him of "doctor shopping," or illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping prescriptions. They learned that he received about 2,000 painkillers, prescribed by four doctors in six months, at a pharmacy near his Palm Beach mansion.
Source: FoxnewsPosted by Lawren at 06:30 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)