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July 31, 2006 

Pam And Kid Done Got Hitched

Nothin' says "white trash love", well, the below photo.

Posted by Lawren at 07:48 AM | Comments (24) | Trackbacks (0)

Mel Gets Sauced

"F*****g Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." Gibson then asked the deputy, "Are you a Jew?"

Mel Gibson went on a rampage when he was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunk driving, hurling religious epithets. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's department had the initial report doctored to keep the real story under wraps.

There are pages of the original report prepared by the arresting officer in the case, L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy James Mee. According to the report, Gibson became agitated after he was stopped on Pacific Coast Highway and told he was to be detained for drunk driving Friday morning in Malibu. The actor began swearing uncontrollably. Gibson repeatedly said, "My life is f****d."

Law enforcement sources say the deputy, worried that Gibson might become violent, told the actor that he was supposed to cuff him but would not, as long as Gibson cooperated. As the two stood next to the hood of the patrol car, the deputy asked Gibson to get inside. Deputy Mee then walked over to the passenger door and opened it. The report says Gibson then said, "I'm not going to get in your car," and bolted to his car. The deputy quickly subdued Gibson, cuffed him and put him inside the patrol car.

Deputy Mee audiotaped the entire exchange between himself and Gibson, from the time of the traffic stop to the time Gibson was put in the patrol car, and that the tape fully corroborates the written report.

Once inside the car, a source directly connected with the case says Gibson began banging himself against the seat. The report says Gibson told the deputy, "You mother f****r. I'm going to f*** you." The report also says "Gibson almost continually [sic] threatened me saying he 'owns Malibu' and will spend all of his money to 'get even' with me." The report says Gibson then launched into a barrage of anti-Semitic statements: "F*****g Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." Gibson then asked the deputy, "Are you a Jew?"

The deputy became alarmed as Gibson's tirade escalated, and called ahead for a sergeant to meet them when they arrived at the station. When they arrived, a sergeant began videotaping Gibson, who noticed the camera and then said, "What the f*** do you think you're doing?"

A law enforcement source says Gibson then noticed another female sergeant and yelled, "What do you think you're looking at, sugar tits?" Gibson took two blood alcohol tests, which were videotaped, and continued saying how "f****d" he was and how he was going to "f***" Deputy Mee.

Gibson was put in a cell with handcuffs on. He said he needed to urinate, and after a few minutes tried manipulating his hands to unzip his pants. Sources say Deputy Mee thought Gibson was going to urinate on the floor of the booking cell and asked someone to take Gibson to the bathroom. After leaving the bathroom, Gibson then demanded to make a phone call. He was taken to a pay phone and, when he didn't get a dial tone, we're told Gibson threw the receiver against the phone. Deputy Mee then warned Gibson that if he damaged the phone he could be charged with felony vandalism. We're told Gibson was then asked, and refused, to sign the necessary paperwork and was thrown in a detox cell.

On Saturday, Gibson released the following statement:

"After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that were very wrong and for which I am ashamed. I drove a car when I should not have, and was stopped by the LA County Sheriffs. The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person. I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable. I am deeply ashamed of everything I said. Also, I take this opportunity to apologize to the deputies involved for my belligerent behavior. They have always been there for me in my community and indeed probably saved me from myself. I disgraced myself and my family with my behavior and for that I am truly sorry. I have battled with the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse. I apologize for any behavior unbecoming of me in my inebriated state and have already taken necessary steps to ensure my return to health."

--Thanks for the tip, Aaron and Iceman.

Source: TMZ

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So Classy

Tori Spelling admits she and her husband watch hardcore porn - but she doesn't want you to know which titles.

When the blond star told Giant magazine she and Dean McDermott use to rent adult movies, the company's CEO, Jax Smith, called Page Six to say how proud he was of the celebrity endorsement and promised us a list of what she's watched. But when he called Tori's reps for the OK, "they weren't pleased - they told me not to." Still, Smith has no hard feelings: "We're going to give her free porn for life."

Source: New York Post

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Lookalike Poses for Playboy

Paris Hilton look-alike Natalie Reid has posed nude for Playboy.

The former Scores stripper, who peels down in the September issue, reveals she recently realized her dream of meeting her insipid idol. "She invited me to her house in West Hollywood, and we hung out," the ditzy doppelganger says. "She was totally in shock, like staring at me and taking a lot of pictures." Reid's nudie pics land on newsstands Friday.

Source: New York Post

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Brandon Davis In Rehab?

The Davis family is said to be very upset with their oleaginous young heir, Brandon.

He entered rehab last month - under family pressure, some say, to mend his reputation after his videotaped tirade against Lindsay Lohan. But once out, he went right back to partying. There have been sightings of Brandon at clubs, and now we hear he's on his way to St. Tropez with pal Paris Hilton. One L.A. wag in Alcoholics Anonymous said, "He is not serious about getting sober." A Davis clan rep declined comment.

Source: New York Post

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L.Lo's Behavior

Lindsay Lohan's mother, Dina Lohan, says "there is only so much a child can take" in response to a studio executive's charge that the 19-year-old star was "irresponsible and unprofessional" when she didn't show up for work on her movie Georgia Rule.

In a letter delivered to Lindsay on Thursday, James G. Robinson, CEO of Morgan Creek Productions, scolded her for calling in sick on Wednesday to the set. "We are well aware that your ongoing all-night heavy partying is the real reason for your so-called 'exhaustion,' " he wrote.

"My daughter is a wonderful child," Dina Lohan said, saying of the attention paid to what has transpired between Lindsay and Robinson: "This is too much."

As it is, Lindsay – who was briefly hospitalized early Wednesday morning for being "overheated and dehydrated," according to her rep – has returned to work and made Robinson happy, he tells trade publication the Hollywood Reporter. Yet as the dust was still settling, Dina Lohan fumed about Robinson in an interview set to air Monday on TV's Access Hollywood saying the exec was "way out of line" for scolding her daughter.

Speaking about her remarks to Access, Dina Lohan says, "It's so ridiculous, that I'm over it. … Basically, I have no comment about the letter." Describing the circumstances that she said led up to the incident, "On the set it was 105 degrees," she said. "And she has bronchial asthma – so any extreme heat or cold, she can't breathe." On top of which, says her mom, Lindsay "was wearing winter clothes and she was telling people, 'I need water, I need water.' And they just want to get the shot, want to get the shot." The elder Lohan said Lindsay was physically affected "after she had left (the set) and went home."

Speaking to Access, Dina said, "I'm a mother and will do what I need to do to protect my child. … She's a human being. There was one day when she was late, and they (director Garry Marshall and costar Jane Fonda) worked the schedule around her. Garry, Jane, everybody loves her." And now, apparently, so does Robinson. "I've never had a minute's trouble with her. She's every inch a lady," the film executive told the Hollywood Reporter on Friday. "I felt I needed to remind her of her obligations to show up."

Going Robinson one better, Dina Lohan told Access of her daughter's work in Georgia Rule: "She will win an Academy Award for this picture. ... Justice!"

Source: People

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Julia Roberts confesses that she does not wash her hair for two weeks after having it styled by her hairdresser.

The Ocean's Twelve actress is so taken with the results that stylist Serge Normant manages to achieve that she tries to avoid washing her hair for as long as possible in order to keep the effect.

She explained to Contactmusic: "One of the tricks I've learned over the years is that I can milk a great style to the last possible second. Honestly, after he does my hair, I won't do anything to it for - wait for it - two weeks. "My hair doesn't get greasy very fast, so I can go a good ten days without washing it," the star added.

Source: Digital Spy

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Where Will Kathy's Show Go?

Kathy Griffin just got an Emmy nomination for her hilarious show, "My Life on the D List," but Bravo still hasn't renewed it.

"I don't know why," a mystified Griffin told us at "The View" queen Joy Behar's Upper West Side apartment during a party for stylist/interior decorator Robert Verdi.

Rumor has it that VH1 is dying for a shot at Griffin, who spent the rest of the night chatting up Behar, Meredith Vieira, "SNL" star Finesse Mitchell and "The View" uberflack Karl Nilson.

Source: New York Post

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A Utah teen with fingers of fury is once again the speed text-messaging king of the world.

Ben Cook, 18, of Provo, returned to the top of the cell phone text-messaging heap Friday at a Denver text-off, blazing through a 160-character standardized message in 42.22 seconds.

The phrase used for purposes of professional, competition texting is: "The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human."

The feat was recorded on video and scored by an official timekeeper, validating it for Guinness World Records purposes, said Sara Spaulding, spokeswoman for the event sponsor, Jump Mobile. Cook in 2004 snagged the world record by texting the official phrase in 57.75 seconds, a record that soon fell. Before Cook's feat Friday, the record was held by a 23-year-old woman from Singapore at 43.24 seconds, which was set on June 27, 2004.

Source: CNN

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July 28, 2006 

Babs Goes Frump

"The way you were...."

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Whoa, Simon!

Simon Cowell has been cheating on girlfriend Terri Seymour for six months, it emerged yesterday.

The TV judge, famed for his high-waisted trousers, spotted society girl Jasmine Lennard, 21, in a posh restaurant in January and sent a flirty note. Bisexual Jasmine, who has previously battled drugs, has since made several clandestine visits to his home while Terri, 32, is away. Her pal revealed: "They spend most of their time together in Simon's house when Terri is at their other home in Los Angeles. "Sometimes they go out, but only with other friends so as not to arouse any suspicion."

But he was anxious for her not to be seen during her furtive visit to his home just before midnight on Tuesday, the eve of her 21st birthday. Simon had tentatively peered through his shutters before she turned up in a chauffeured limo and knowingly smiled as he let her in. Within minutes the young model, who has a boyfriend, peeled off the thick fur coat she was wearing despite 81F heat to reveal racy black lingerie..

They headed to his bedroom at 1.30am, where a lamp was turned on and they shared a steamy clinch by the window. An hour later Jasmine emerged beaming from the four-storey mansion in Holland Park.

But Simon's spokesman last night claimed his rendezvous with Jasmine at his home was innocent. He said: "Simon has known Jasmine for some time. They had a meeting to discuss TV projects."

Source: The Mirror

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Screech Talks About Sex has an interesting Q&A session regarding sex advice. It's not the topics that's a bit strange, it's who they asked to answer the questions!

Click here to read sex advice from 90's icons Dan Renzi (The Real World Miami), Dustin Diamond (Screech Powers from Saved by the Bell), exercise guru Susan Powter, and more!

Posted by Lawren at 08:17 AM | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)

Naked Potter?

Daniel Radcliffe, the 17-year-old star of the hugely popular "Harry Potter" movies, will play the role of an emotionally disturbed boy who takes off his clothes and blinds horses in a London revival of Peter Shaffer's drama "Equus," The Post has learned.

The production is scheduled to open in the West End in January.

Richard Griffiths, known to millions of Harry Potter fans as nasty Uncle Vernon, has been asked to co-star as the psychiatrist who tries to save the boy, a production source said. Griffiths won a Tony Award last month for his performance in the hit Broadway play "The History Boys."

Griffiths, who declined comment for this article, was with Radcliffe last week, shooting the fifth installment of the Harry Potter series, "Order of the Phoenix." In an interview with The Post shortly before "The History Boys" opened, Griffiths wondered how Radcliffe and the other young "Harry Potter" stars would fare as the movies got darker and more complex.

"Massive acting demands are going to be made on them," he said. "And the question is: Will they have the emotional technique to do it?"

"Equus" - an intense and disturbing drama - will certainly make huge acting demands on Radcliffe, who has never acted on stage. A modern classic, it deals with the complex question of how a conservative, well-ordered society deals with a brutal but passionate act. The play first opened on Broadway in 1974, with Anthony Hopkins as the psychiatrist and Peter Firth as the troubled boy. It won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1975, and ran 1,200 performances, making it one of the most successful Broadway dramas of all time.

Source: New York Post

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Red Carpet Icon?

Vote for K-Fed, y'all! Mr. Britney Spears has been nominated for male Red Carpet Icon at next month's Teen Choice awards, and he's doing his part to stuff the ballot boxes.

On K-Fed's homepage, he blogs: "Hey - Just wanted to let you know that I've been nominated for a Teen Choice Award. ... Go to to vote!" Accompanying the message are three pictures of Federline in his baseball-cap and untucked-shirt finest. So please, go vote! Vote or die!

Source: NY Daily News

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Hilton-Richie To Make Up?

Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie are set to publicly end their two-year-old feud as guests of chat show king David Letterman.

The beloved TV host has offered to play peacekeeper after inviting The Simple Life stars to appear together on his The Late Show program in September. The two former pals fell out amid reports Richie aired a private viewing of Hilton's controversial sex tape.

Both girls have refused to go into detail about their bust-up, with Hilton repeatedly telling journalists, "She knows what she did." Hilton and Richie agreed to team up on TV again for the third season of reality show The Simple Life - but refused to work together onscreen.

Source: IMDB

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Girls, Bus Gone Wild

A bicyclist was trapped underneath a bus full of liquored-up cock teasers.

A Girls Gone Wild tour bus collided with a bicyclist in Iowa City, Iowa, landing the cyclist in the hospital. Firefighters arrived to find a male bicylist trapped beneath the tour bus, where he remained for 20 minutes before high-pressure air bags could be used to lift the vehicle and get him out. The accident occurred as part of the Girls’ bar-hopping national publicity tour, which pulls into Anaheim, Calif. on Wednesday.

Source: Junkiness

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Fired Pool Boy Speaks Out

Britney Spears isn’t a “nice person.” That’s the news flash from a pool worker who was fired by the “Oops! ... I Did It Again” singer, who says that Spears axed him for talking too much to her hubby, Kevin Federline.

“I was hanging out a little bit,” ex-employee Jon LaLane told In Touch Weekly. “She came out screaming at Kevin for lying around, then looked at me like I was to blame.” The next day, LaLane, says he got a call from Spears’ people, telling him not to report for work. LaLane, son of the famed exercise guru Jack LaLane, also has a band, and he says he and K-Fed would talk music. But, he claims, Spears would get jealous when her hubby talked to anyone else.

“She wants Kevin on a leash,” LaLane told the mag. “She fires everybody. I figured, ‘Why not me?’ I just didn’t expect her to be so mean.” He adds: “It’s a revolving door there. She’s not the nice person everyone thinks she is.”

Source: MSNBC

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Relative Unknown To Do Bond Theme

Chris Cornell, frontman of rock band Audioslave, will record the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, "Casino Royale."

Cornell's song, "You Know My Name," will open the movie, which marks Daniel Craig's debut as agent 007. His "soulful and tough" music is a perfect complement to the film, producers said Thursday.

"Casino Royale" opens in theaters Nov. 17. Some Bond themes, such as Shirley Bassey's "Goldfinger" and Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die," have become as famous as the movies themselves. More recently, Madonna, Garbage and Sheryl Crow have recorded songs for the spy thrillers.

Cornell, 42, is a former singer and guitarist with Seattle grunge band Soundgarden.

Source: Indy Star

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July 27, 2006 

Slap In The Face

Aaron Spelling, who died on June 23 at 83, left behind an estate estimated to be worth more than $300 million. But his daughter, Tori, will inherit just a small fraction of that fortune, a source said.

Aaron's will leaves Tori, 33, "less than $1 million" in cash and stocks, says the source. Because Tori was so close to her TV mogul father, the source says, "it's disheartening to her."

The inheritance includes a cash sum that Tori was to receive on Monday, 30 days after her father's death, but the source says that Tori has not yet received the money. To contest the inheritance, Tori would have to go up against the will's executor – her mother, Candy, 60, with whom she's been feuding.

The source says that Tori is in a difficult financial situation. "It's not right that people think she's an heiress," says the source. "It's the furthest from the truth."

Source: People

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Dehydrated Because She's Always Drunk

Lindsay Lohan was hospitalized in Los Angeles yesterday after suffering from heatstroke and exhaustion on the set of her new movie.

The 20-year-old actress/singer was filming scenes for Georgia Rule when she was overcome by the intense heat wave that has plagued southern California in recent weeks. She was taken by a private car to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment.

According to her representative Leslie Sloane-Zelnick, "She was overheated and dehydrated." Sloane-Zelnick says the star spent two hours in the hospital after being given a Vitamin B shot. She adds, "She was filming in 105-degree Fahrenheit weather for 12 hours." A friend of the actress tells American publication People the night before her hospitalization, Lohan was partying at Hollywood nightclub Guy's.

An observer at Guy's confirms to the magazine, "She was definitely partying. She wasn't over the top, but having a great time." Lohan is expected to return to the film set today, when she'll recommence shooting with co-stars Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman.

Source: IMDB

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Pam's Several Weddings

Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock will wed this weekend in the South of France – and then again in California, Michigan and Tennessee, according to the actress.

"I'm going to get married a few times this month to the same guy," said Anderson, already sporting a bridal veil, during a Wednesday news conference in Las Vegas to promote her new online gaming site,

Referring to her rocker fiancé by his given name, which is Bob (last name: Ritchie), Anderson explained of her serial nuptials: "We had to do Malibu, we've got to do Detroit, and we've got to do Nashville. If Bob knew he was getting married five years ago in St. Tropez, he wouldn't have believed it."

Anderson said that after a Thursday night party in Las Vegas, she'll jet to the South of France for a Saturday wedding. "It'll be on a boat, on a beach and then we're going to a club," she says. "Then (we're) going to have a West Coast party."

She adds that except for the wedding veil ("I'm very excited. I'm starting to get dressed now"), all details of the upcoming celebration are still up in the air ("I haven't even thought about my dress yet"). Even so, "I'm more concerned about my kids and what they're doing over this week than what I'm doing. I want my kids to be a part of it. I want them to be there."

Source: People

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

Action star Vin Diesel is reportedly dating a sexy TV presenter he once publicly flirted with as she interviewed him for news show Access Hollywood.

Maria Menounos chose the xXx star as her date when she cheered on her pal Rita Wilson during a recent performance of stage musical Chicago in New York last week.

A source close to Menounos confirms a relationship saying, "They've been friendly for about a year." The 28-year-old Menounos is also an aspiring actress and will star opposite Jamie Kennedy in the upcoming comedy Kickin' It Old Skool. She also appears in Jessica Simpson's new music video "A Public Affair."

A Menounos pal says the actress has had a long-standing crush on Diesel and is thrilled with the progression of the relationship. The source adds, "There's always been an attraction there. (Now) they're taking it to the next level."

Source: IMDB

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Best TV Intros

Horny Oyster has counted down the Top 5 TV Intros of All-Time.

My fave, "The A-Team," made the list. Who do you think should have made the Top 5?

Click here to view. Complete w/ clips of the intros!

Posted by Lawren at 08:11 AM | Comments (10) | Trackbacks (0)

Casting News

The creator of "Scrubs" is writing and directing a prequel to the '80s feature franchise "Fletch," and if he has his way, the show's star Zach Braff will take over Chevy Chase's title role.

The Weinstein Co. has signed Bill Lawrence to adapt Gregory Mcdonald's 1985 comic-mystery novel "Fletch Won," which follows the irreverent detective from his early days as a ne'er-do-well junior newspaper reporter to his partnership with a crime reporter to solve a murder.

Mcdonald's best-sellers were brought to the screen in 1985's "Fletch" and 1989's "Fletch Lives." "Zach is perfect for the role," Lawrence said in an interview from his Los Angeles office, where Braff sat laughing in the background. "I'm going to use all my pull trying to make him do it."

--I love Braff, but NO ONE should try to re-do "Fletch." It's perfection.

Source: Yahoo

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Poor Eddie

Eddie Van Halen has coupled up with porno director Michael Ninn to write and perform two songs for the new Ninn Worx feature, "Sacred Sin." This will be the first time a famous rocker has lent his name to an adult film, reports.

The tunes are called "Rise" and "Catherine," a remix of the theme from Ninn's 2005 movie of the same title. Van Halen is not worried he'll be criticized for penning porn music. "I'm working with a friend - very simple. I like his work. Michael Ninn is like Spielberg to me: the imagery, the way he makes things look, just sensual," he said.

Source: New York Post

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The Singing Office

CBS has given a pilot order to "The Singing Office," a reality show that will give national exposure to workplace karaoke stars.

In every episode, "Singing Office" surprises the staffers at two companies who are asked to do impromptu singing auditions right.

The best five singers from each office are flown to Hollywood, where they are trained to perform a fully choreographed two-minute song-and-dance number for a studio audience. At the end of the episode, the studio audience chooses the better "singing office," whose team wins a cash prize.

Filming on the pilot is slated to begin in late August. If the project goes to series, its season would conclude with the winning teams from each episode competing in a grand finale to be decided by voting by the TV audience.

Source: Yahoo

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Another Endorsement For Scarlett

Scarlett Johansson sure knows how to score those endorsement deals. First, she was the face of Calvin Klein fragrances (even having her perfume ad appear in her movie The Island), and she's currently representing L'Oreal, but that hasn't stopped Scarlett Johansson from taking a new deal with Reebok, reports The Mirror.

The multi-million [dollar] deal will see the 21-year-old actress design a retro-inspired clothing and footwear range called Scarlett "Hearts" Rbk.

Available next spring, it will be modelled by the Lost in Translation star in a global ad campaign. Reebok president Paul Harrington said: "Scarlett embodies the pulse points of our brand -- individuality, authenticity and a life lived to the full."

Source: Egotastic

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Carl M. Brashear, a Kentucky native and the first black U.S. Navy diver, died yesterday. He was 75.

Brashear, who was born and raised in Sonora, was the inspiration for the 2000 film "Men of Honor," in which Cuba Gooding Jr. portrayed him and starred alongside Robert De Niro.

Brashear died at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth of respiratory and heart failure, the medical center said. Brashear retired from the Navy in 1979 after more than 30 years of service. He was the first Navy diver to be restored to full active duty as an amputee.

--I bet Cuba attends his funeral.

Source: Louisville Courier Journal

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They Finally Sold Out

With little fanfare, Metallica ended their long holdout and made their catalog available on iTunes Tuesday.

In a message on their Web site, the band announced in a post titled, "From the 'It's about f---ing time!' file," that it will offer its entire catalog — including, for the first time, individual songs for download — on iTunes after years of holding out alongside the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Radiohead.

"Over the last year or so, we have seen an ever-growing number of Metallica fans using online sites like iTunes to get their music," the band wrote. "So, in continuing with the tradition of offering our albums for sale online (which we've been doing for a few years through various sites), as well as making our live concerts available for download in their entirety (through the site), we are now offering fans the opportunity to obtain our songs individually."

As of Tuesday, the iTunes store began offering the band's entire back catalog of 10 albums for sale, from their 1983 debut, Kill 'Em All, to 2004's Some Kind of Monster EP. As a bonus, previously unreleased live tracks have been added to the first four albums as iTunes bonuses.

Source: MTV

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July 26, 2006 

It's Official

Lance Bass, the former 'N Sync heartthrob, reveals that he is gay, in an exclusive interview..

"I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything," says Bass, referring to bandmates Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake.

"I didn’t know: Could that be the end of ’N Sync? So I had that weight on me of like, ‘Wow, if I ever let anyone know, it's bad.' So I just never did," he says speaking about his sexual orientation for the first time.

Now, after years of keeping his personal life private, the Mississippi-bred, Southern Baptist-reared Bass, 27, is publicly revealing what he first shared with his friends, then his shocked family. "He took years to really think about how he was going to tell everyone," says his close buddy Fatone, 29, who was the first 'N Sync bandmate to find out Bass is gay. "I back him up 100 percent." Adds Bass’s longtime pal, actress Christina Applegate: "I've always accepted him as who he is. It's about his own serenity at this point."

Having pursued acting, producing and – most memorably – space flight after ’N Sync went on hiatus in 2002, Bass now is looking ahead to new beginnings. He is in a "very stable" relationship with model-actor-Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuhl, 32, and is developing an Odd Couple-inspired sitcom pilot with Fatone in which his character will be gay.

Mostly, though, he’s just enjoying the relief that comes with the culmination of a long, at times emotionally fraught journey. "The thing is, I’m not ashamed – that’s the one thing I want to say," he explains of his decision to come out. "I don't think it's wrong, I'm not devastated going through this. I'm more liberated and happy than I’ve been my whole life. I'm just happy."

As for why he's talking about this now Bass says, "The main reason I wanted to speak my mind was that (the rumors) really were starting to affect my daily life. Now it feels like it's on my terms. I'm at peace with my family, my friends, myself and God so there's really nothing else that I worry about."

--I love how People is acting like this is huge news! Blog readers/writers have known this for YEARS.

Source: People

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Christie Brinkley's estranged husband has been silent about recent reports that he had an affair with an 18-year-old employee while married to the supermodel. Now his reportedly desperate apology is receiving a very public airing.

"This is an aberration," Peter Cook, 47, said through a lawyer, according to a column by Cindy Adams published Tuesday in the New York Post. "I'm sorry. I'm contrite. I'm stupid. Foolish. No excuse."

Adams wrote that Cook's words were provided to her by his attorney, Norman Sheresky. "I love my wife. ... For a lifetime I've tried to prove how much I love her," Cook said, according to the article.

Sheresky said Cook, the model's fourth husband, is hoping for a reconciliation with Brinkley, 52. He defended Cook as a "man who loves his wife and who loves his children." The couple, who were married in 1996, have an 8-year-old daughter, Sailor. Cook adopted Brinkley's son, Jack, now 11, from her marriage to Richard Taubman. Brinkley's publicist, Elliot Mintz, told The Associated Press early Tuesday that he didn't believe she would issue a response.

The couple's separation exploded in scandal earlier this month when Diana Bianchi, now 19, claimed Cook had seduced her shortly after hiring her to work at his architecture firm. Her lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, described the relationship as consensual, but claimed Cook's role as employer and his gifts of a car, money and jewelry could possibly constitute sexual harassment.

According to the report, Sheresky said Cook would respect Brinkley's wishes, whatever the result. "He hopes there's no divorce. IF she wants one, and he certainly hopes this doesn't happen, but IF - it will not be nasty," Sheresky said, according to the Post. "She can have whatever she wants."

It seems as if Christie's daughter will support the divorce if it happens:

Christie Brinkley's daughter, Alexa Joel, won't be sorry if her mother doesn't bite at Peter Cook's "take me back" plea reported by Cindy Adams yesterday.

Hamptons sources say Cook, Brinkley's fourth husband, wasn't exactly a doting stepfather to the 20-year-old fledgling musician. "He's been very cold and mean to her," one insider told The Post's Braden Keil. "It's the main reason why she moved out when she was just 17." Their last argument occurred when Brinkley and Billy Joel's daughter, who didn't drive, called the Bridgehampton manse for a lift home at 11 p.m.

Cook allegedly refused, told her to "walk home" and "never call this house at this time of night again." Alexa has been living in Manhattan ever since.

--Sources: Indy Star and New York Post

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Jen Dumped Vince?

Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston are headed for a permanent break-up reports NW Magazine.

Stories of trouble in the pair’s relationship are widespread, but doubt remains over who is the driving force behind the split. One source alleges that Vince is pulling the plug, while another claims it’s really Jennifer, 37, who wants out.

A report published suggests that Vince, 36, is being pressured by his mum Sharon to end the romance. Sharon reportedly believes Jen’s on the rebound from Brad and doesn’t truly love her son. “[Sharon] told him that if he married Jen, he’d be in for a world of heartbreak,” says a source. “Sharon said they needed to take a break so Jen could find closure with Brad.”

After listening to Sharon’s advice, Vince reportedly called off their secret nuptials. “He told Jen they need to take a breather,” the source adds.

But pals of the former Friends star say it’s Jennifer who’s calling it off after becoming fed up with Vince’s party-hard lifestyle. During a recent trip to Mexico, the couple clashed over the actor’s boorish behavior. “She says he acted like a jerk, staying up all night with his friends, drinking and smoking,” one of Jen’s mates reveals. “It dawned on her that this isn’t the kind of man she wants to marry. “The fact is, she dumped Vince.”

--I'm not buying this rumor yet...

Source: The Bosh

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OCD, Much?

Madonna demands a brand new toilet seat at every concert she plays. The Hung Up singer is said to be so paranoid about germs she has requested that her dressing room toilets are fitted with a fresh seat for every night of her Confessions world tour.

A source revealed to Daily Mirror newspaper: "The seat has to be inspected by her people, then installed - with an unbroken seal - by plumbers before every gig."

Madonna's spokesperson Liz Rosenburg has defended her seemingly outrageous demands. She said: "Who wouldn't want a new toilet seat wherever they go." The bizarre request is just one of many of the singer's crazy tour demands. She also requires three candles to protect her from negative vibes and mean-spiritedness, a relaxing foot spa complete with lavender and camomile body soak, plenty of Kabbalah water, and a love seat.

Madonna, 47, also insists her dressing room is covered with white drapes and white roses - the symbolic colour of her Kabbalah faith.

Source: Starpulse

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I Want It

The iconic black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" will go on sale in December with an estimated price tag of 50-70,000 pounds ($90-130,000), Christie's auctioneers said on Wednesday.

The dress, designed by Givenchy and worn by Hepburn in the memorable opening scene of the classic romantic comedy, is being auctioned on behalf of the City of Joy Aid charity which helps underprivileged children in India.

It is the star lot of the annual film and entertainment sale at Christie's, in London's upmarket South Kensington, held this year on December 5.

Hepburn, who plays Holly Golightly in the movie, emerges from a cab onto a deserted, early-morning 5th Avenue in New York and peers through the window of jeweller Tiffany's while she eats her breakfast from a brown paper bag.

--I want it. I want it. I want it.

--Thanks for the tip, Brian.

Source: Yahoo

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Nip/Tuck Update

Larry Hagman, Brooke Shields and Rosie O'Donnell are among the celebrities set for guest roles on "Nip/Tuck" this season.

The Golden Globe-winning drama about two Miami plastic surgeons who are best friends and business partners returns for its fourth season Sept. 5 on Fox. Sanaa Lathan ("Love and Basketball") will appear in 12 episodes as a woman who buys the surgeons' practice. Hagman plays her much-older husband.

"I met with him, and I remember it was fun because when I was a kid I used to baby-sit my brother while watching `Dallas,'" show creator Ryan Murphy told the Television Critics Association's summer meeting Tuesday. "All he kept saying in that first meeting was, `Do I get to have sex with her? Do I get to have sex with her?' And I said, `You came to the right show,'" Murphy said of Hagman.

Other guest stars announced Tuesday will be Catherine Deneuve, Richard Chamberlain, Kathleen Turner, Jacqueline Bisset, Melissa Gilbert and Peter Dinklage.

Deneuve will play a woman who wants her husband's cremated ashes put in her breast implants, Murphy said. O'Donnell has been publicly outspoken against plastic surgery.

Source: Indy Star

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Mo'Nique Thrown Off Plane

Actress Mo'Nique was thrown off a plane after arguing with a flight attendant who the TV star alleges was racist towards her.

The disagreement broke out after the 38-year-old's stylist stashed a hair dryer in a first class baggage locker. While the Phat Girlz actress was flying in luxury, her aide was in economy class. The flight attendant allegedly said to Mo'Nique, "Tell your people that the next time they have an attitude, they are being thrown off ... Since 9/11, we don't play around."

The spat resulted in the small screen star - full name Mo'Nique Imes-Hicks - being escorted back to Chicago's O'Hare Airport where, according to the actress, a supervisor called local police. Mo'Nique tells the New York Daily News, "I felt like I was being treated like an animal. This happens to black people all the time, and they don't have a voice. It was humiliating."

Jean Medina, a spokeswoman for United Airlines, says, "We regret Ms. Imes felt in any way that she was not treated with courtesy and respect. There was a confrontation involving a customer that caused the flight to be delayed. When a situation occurs on a flight that causes a delay, or disruption, we must act in the best interest of all our customers."

Source: IMDB

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Hurley Does Jordache

Elizabeth Hurley will be showing off her assets in Jordache Jeans. The print ads will begin running in September through the end of the year. She replaces last year's spokes-model, Brittany Murphy.

"We are thrilled to be working with Elizabeth Hurley," Liz Berlinger, president of Jordache Enterprises, said in a statement. "With success as an actress, model, business woman and mother, Liz represents everything the Jordache brand is about. We chose her because she is the true modern woman."

The professional poser will be pimping out the '70s denim brand's Vintage line, as well as the new Legacy line, the latter of which will be available exclusively at Macy's nationwide.

--Um, isn't that a bit of a downgrade for her?

Source: Popsugar

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Gift Horse, Meet Ken Jennings

All-time "Jeopardy!" champ Ken Jennings has emerged from the "Where Are They Now?" shadows to bite the hand that fed him $2.5 million just a short time ago.

In a snarky "Dear Jeopardy!" letter posted on his Web site,, the winningest contestant ever needles the game show for being out of step and out of date. He calls the show's categories "effete, left-coast crap nobody's heard of" and even snipes at show host Alex Trebek.

"I know, I know, the old folks love him," Jennings writes about Trebek. "Nobody knows he died in that fiery truck crash a few years back and was immediately replaced with the Trebektron 4000. "You know how Trebek likes to read foreign words in these thick, strained accents, thinking he's being muy autentico? "He should continue to do this, but instead of delivering them himself, he needs to have a little ventriloquist's dummy with a sombrero to pipe in with those words."

Jennings spends most of his "letter" talking about the show's over-the-hill feel. He also proves that he can use the word "polyethylene" in a sentence - twice. "You're like the Dorian Gray of syndication. You seem to think 'change' means replacing a blue polyethylene backdrop with a slightly different shade of blue polyethylene backdrop every presidential election or so."

Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, made headlines in 2004 when he reeled off 74 consecutive "Jeopardy!" victories while amassing $2.5 million - both show records.

That doesn't stop him, however, from bashing the show. "I mean, wake me up when you come up with something that middle America actually cares about," he says of the show's question categories. Jennings goes on to scold the show's décor - "damn electric blue everywhere . . . Was that hip in 1984?" - and needles the show's viewers - "median age of 'Jeopardy's' viewership: 91."

Source: New York Post

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REM's New Album

REM are set to release a new best of compilation 'And I Feel Fine' on September 11.

The double album will be anthology of the bands recordings on the IRS label, to which the band were signed to between 1983 - 1987. The discs will contain unreleased material, live songs and rarities. The band will also release 'When The Light Is Mine', a DVD containing music videos and TV performances.

R.E.M original line up of Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry were all involved in choosing the tracks, Billboard reports.

"This is a good history lesson on the days of yore when the band first started out and were writing sometimes 2 - 3 songs a day, many of which became classics, and some of which were lost in the mists of tape and time and vault, " explained the band's manager Bertis Down.

Additionally, the band will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on September 16 in Atlanta.

Source: NME

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July 25, 2006 


Hey Janet. I'm all for you showing off your new buff bod. But, there's no need for a look like this--ever!

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Electra and Foxx?

Carmen Electra seemed to be enjoying her newly single status with Jamie Foxx the other night.

The duo arrived together at Hollywood hot spot Element to catch a "surprise" performance by Gnarls Barkley. "Jamie's arm was around Carmen more than once and whispers were exchanged several times," tattles our spy. "No one saw them kissing, but they left together out the back. It seemed like they were out on a date." Electra, who was not wearing her wedding ring, announced her separation from hubby Dave Navarro last week.

Source: New York Post

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Looks like the Piv is enjoying Lohan's company at his birthday bash. Um, what the hell is she wearing, and why did she change multiple times?

Source: A Socialite's Life

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Farrell Stalker Approaches Him

Apparently the author of Colin Farrell: A Dark Twisted Puppy had more to give the actor last week than a copy of her latest magnum opus.

Dessarae Bradford, who unexpectedly approached Farrell during a Tonight Show taping Thursday and left a copy of her self-published tell-all on Jay Leno's desk before being escorted out of the building, announced Monday that she had been trying to serve the 30-year-old Irishman with court papers.

Whatever she was trying to do, Farrell didn't much appreciate it. First he joked to Leno that he had just met his first stalker. Then he obtained a temporary restraining order against her the next day, compelling her to stay at least 150 yards away from him; his son, James; and James' mother, model Kim Bordenave.

On the other hand, Bradford wrote on her personal Website after the incident that she is "not stalking Colin Farrell," but in fact is "too self-absorbed to ever stalk anyone."

"I am telling the truth," she continued, directing her comments at the media. "Colin and his handlers are lying...If you all don't start checking more thoroughly what Colin's people are saying you will be unknowingly, yet viciously lying to your viewers, readers and listeners, not to mention destroying my name, and my life."

Bradford sued Farrell in December 2004 and again in July 2005 in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging he had stalked her with phone calls and profane, smutty text messages. After her initial claims proved to be too small even for small-claims court, the 31-year-old woman re-sued the Miami Vice star for $10 million in U.S. District Court in May, adding slander to the original harassment allegation. A federal judge has since ordered her to produce clear evidence why this suit shouldn't be tossed out, as well.

--Thanks for the tip, Brian.

Source: Yahoo

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Getting Beamed Up

Late Star Trek actor James Doohan's ashes will be blasted into space in October, the company organizing the flight confirmed yesterday .

Doohan, who played the starship Enterprise's chief engineer Scotty in the hit sci-fi series, was to have his remains launched last year but the mission was delayed to allow more tests on the rocket. Now Houston-based commercial company Space Services confirm the launch will take place in October, along with the ashes of 100 other people, including astronaut Gordon Cooper.

A spokeswoman for the company, Susan Schonfeld, said thousands of mourners were expected to pay their final respects on the day, many dressed in Star Trek costumes. She said, "Fan clubs from all over the world, including as far away as Africa, they're ready." Doohan died last year aged 85.

Source: IMDB

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Single Doll

Pussycat Doll star Nicole Scherzinger has split from her boyfriend Nick Hexium, according to media reports.

Hexium, of American band 311, was secretly engaged to the Stickwitu star but conflicting schedules eventually pushed the couple apart. Scherzinger and Hexium met when 311 and The Pussycat Dolls toured together two years ago, and attempted to keep their relationship going, but Scherzinger's success has left Hexium feeling neglected.

A close friend tells British newspaper the News Of The World, "They were very private and never spoke publicly about their relationship. Things came to a halt recently because of spending so much time apart. Their relationship just kind of fizzled out."

--Get excited, Iceman...

Source: Teen Hollywood

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Jake To Play Lance?

Jake Gyllenhaal and Lance Armstrong are hanging at the Tour De France together because the actor is the leading contender to play the cyclist in a Sony bio pic being quietly developed.

On Sunday, the two sat in a Paris hotel together with friends as American Floyd Landis stood on the podium after winning the 2006 Tour de France. Needless to say, the European press went into a speculation frenzy when the Lance and Jake first showed up together.

As Saturday's all-important Individual Time Trial began, Jake joined the seven-time TdF winner in the Discovery team car for a ride-along as Lance protégé Yaroslav Popovych pedalled away. (Lance's Discovery team faltered without him this TdF, but Landis of Phonak took the yellow jersey and eventually won the overall race). Earlier in the day, Lance met with the Tour de France organizers to lessen the tension. Armstrong, his agent Bill Stapleton, Discovery sports manager Johan Bruyneel, and Tour de France Directors Jean Marie Blanc and Christian Prudhomme had what insiders called "a heart-to-heart discussion" aboard the Discovery bus.

"The meeting went well," Bill Stapleton said later. "Everyone left with a feeling of mutual respect." Obviously the Tour's assistance, while not required, would be helpful to the bio-pic. Gyllenhaal and Armstrong have become pals during Jake's method process to get to know the sports legend. The actor of Brokeback Mountain and Jarhead fame is even a long-time cyclist and has begun training for the film.

Armstrong is no stranger to Hollywood: Robin Williams used to join Lance in the Alps while Armstrong was defending his Tour titles. And Armstrong hangs with Matthew McConaughey whenever the cyclist is in Los Angeles.

Source: Deadline Hollywood Daily

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Celebrity Justice

Veteran rockers Steely Dan have accused Owen Wilson of plagiarizing their song "Cousin Dupree" for his new comedy movie You, Me And Dupree.

In a letter posted on their website and addressed to Wilson's brother Luke, band members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker label Wilson's supposed rip-off of their 2001 Grammy-winning track as "uncool."

They write: "Your brother has gotten himself mixed up with some pretty bad Hollywood schlockmeisters." Wilson plays slacker Dupree, who becomes an unwelcome guest of his pal Matt Dillon and his wife Kate Hudson - and Fagen and Becker draw parallels with their Randolph Dupree character, a traveling musician who "comes back home to plan (his) next move from the comfort of (his) Aunt Faye's couch."

They continue: "When it came time to change the character's name so people wouldn't know what a rip the whole thing was, they didn't even bother to think up a new name for the guy."

Source: IMDB

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Hoff: The Musical?

David Hasselhoff is to star in a musical based on his life.

The show will be inspired by the 54-year-old's career, soap opera 'The Young and The Restless' and the songs of Teddy Pendergrass.

Hasselhoff, who has battled alcoholism, is quoted by website as saying: "I am doing a heart-rendering set on my life and the mistakes I have made. "It sounds like a bad joke, but it is really going to be a good show... totally campy."

He added: "It's written by the same people who wrote Bette Midler's show and produced by the people who produced 'Chicago' in London." The production - simply called 'David Hasselhoff: The Musical' - will open in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to America.

Source: Female First

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Gillian's Pregnant

Former X-Files star Gillian Anderson is going to become a mom for the second time.

"She is happy to announce that she is expecting her second child, due at the end of the year, with businessman Mark Griffiths," her manager Connie Freiberg said.

Anderson, 37, has an 11-year-old daughter, Piper, from her first marriage to Canadian movie art director Clyde Klotz. She separated from her second husband, foreign correspondent Julian Ozanne, 43, in April, 16 months after they married in Ozanne's native Kenya in December 2004.

Anderson and her daughter live in London. Griffiths was previously linked with former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.

Source: People

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Hatch Goes To Jail

Richard Hatch has been sent to a federal prison in Oklahoma as he serves a 51-month sentence for failing to pay taxes on the $1 million he won on the debut season of Survivor.

Hatch, 45, of Newport, arrived last week at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City. It wasn't immediately clear why Hatch was moved or whether he will serve out his prison sentence at the facility, which is a hub for prisoners transferring through the federal system.

A federal jury convicted Hatch in January of failing to pay taxes on the Survivor prize and other income. He was sentenced in May to 51 months in prison by a judge who said the reality TV star had lied repeatedly on the witness stand.

Hatch had previously been held at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility in Massachusetts. He would prefer to serve his sentence near family in Rhode Island or in Florida, said his lawyer, Michael Minns.

"He should be in a camp," Minns said. "The camps are the most comfortable of the uncomfortable. They are still jails, but they get to see the sky and be outside. It's bad for Richard, who is an outdoor person."

Source: USA Today

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July 24, 2006 

My Fair Brady

Newlyweds Adrianne Curry and Christopher Knight (who tied the knot on May 29) are still in their honeymoon phase at the recent Hollywood premiere of the Brady Bunch actor's indie film Worlds Apart. The couple's nuptials aired on VH1's My Fair Brady: Wedding Special on Sunday.

--Did anyone catch the wedding? I opted for "Entourage" instead. I'm sure they'll be replaying it every day for a month.

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Luke Wilson admits he's a real horror show when it comes to breaking up with girls.

"Even if I want out, I don't have the guts to just leave," the star of "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," who has dated Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow, told Howard Stern on Sirius Satellite Radio. "I just start acting really surly and cranky until they leave me. I don't think anything's over the line when you want out. You see the fence, and you just start running for it."

Asked how long he has to act like a heel before a paramour flees in disgust, Wilson says, "I'd say you need 90 days. It's almost like double time, though, because three months feels like six months because you're so horrible to be with."

--What a jerk.

Source: New York Post

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What A Nice Guy

Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays the hero in movies, was a real hero to two wheelchair-bound Madonna fans the other night.

Francesco Clark, 28, - who worked at Harper's Bazaar until a car accident left him a quadriplegic and now runs the Clark's BoTanicles skin-care company - had front-row seats to one of Madge's shows at the Garden last week thanks to his pal, Harper's Bazaar creative director Stephen Gan.

But when Madonna came onstage, the crowd rushed forward and Clark's wheelchair was nearly knocked over. "He couldn't see anything because people were all standing around him," said Clark's pal, WWD writer Elisa Lipsky-Karasz. "He tried to move to the front, but no one would budge, and nobody cared. Then the security guard came over and was being rude and told him to move." At that point, DiCaprio came over and said, "Why don't you come sit with me and I'll just move over?"

The star was at the end of the catwalk in front of a no-standing zone. Moments later, DiCaprio moved another wheelchair-bound person in next to Clark, saving her view as well.

Source: New York Post

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Keira Knightley has a major relationship with her acne, and she's not afraid to talk about it.

Explaining to about how her ex-boyfriends beef about her working too much, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star adds, "The other main complaint would probably be, 'Don't squeeze your spots,' which I'm afraid has been a big thing for me for a while. I get a load of zits, and I'm always squeezing them in the bathroom mirror."

--Um, TMI.

Source: New York Post

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SNL Losing Some Stars

Tina Fey is leaving the anchor chair at "Saturday Night Live."

Fey says she's quitting the show after six seasons as head writer and co-anchor of the "Weekend Update" fake news segment to focus on her new NBC prime-time series, "30 Rock," which debuts Oct. 11.

"I'm out of the fake news business now," Fey told the Television Critics Association's summer meeting Saturday. She announced her "SNL" departure on Friday night's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." "If you're asking if I'm happy about it, no," said Lorne Michaels, executive producer of "30 Rock" and "SNL." "Tina disappearing is a huge hole in the writing staff." Michaels said various individuals and duos would be tested in September to decide who will replace Fey on the "Weekend Update" segment.

Also leaving "SNL" is regular Rachel Dratch, who plays a sketch actress on Fey's new sitcom about a fictional late-night show. Fey, 36, first joined "SNL" as a writer in 1997 and became head writer in 1999. She is writing, starring and executive producer of her new show.

"I'm going to go nuts," she said Saturday. "I do not understand the train that is about to hit me. We're trying to get as much done in the writers' room now before we start and I tried to gather a staff of writers who are experienced so they can proceed when I'm on the set."

"30 Rock" also stars Alec Baldwin and former "SNL" regular Tracy Morgan.

Source: Yahoo

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Posh To Have a Fourth?

Soccer star David Beckham and wife Victoria are reportedly trying for their fourth baby, because they are desperate for a daughter.

The celebrity couple already have three sons - seven-year-old Brooklyn, three-year-old Romeo and Cruz, one - and their former Spice Girl mother would love to add a girl to their family.

A close friend tells British newspaper the News Of The World, "It's as if they're on their honeymoon again. They just can't stop touching and kissing each other. "David has told us he can't wait to be a father again and another child, especially a daughter would complete the family."

Source: Contact Music

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Alicia To Bare All?

Hollywood stunner Alicia Silverstone is becoming as well known for animal cruelty campaigning as she is for acting.

The beauty who found fame as bratty Cher in Clueless, recently won the title of the world’s sexiest vegetarian in a recent poll. But the star is now looking to break out of her prim and proper appearence recently telling the Sun newspaper she wouldn’t rule out joining Pamela Anderson in baring all for anti-fur charity PETA.

Stunning Alicia, 29, was quoted as saying "I really respect the people who do it, I think it’s wonderful. "I’d maybe do it, I wouldn’t rule it out but I think so many people are doing it the message is getting across anyway which is fantastic."

The star animal rights supporter has also gone on record blasting fur-wearing celebrities like Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.

Source: Female First

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Doherty Back To Rehab

Pete Doherty has canceled a concert and is returning to treatment in a drug rehabilitation clinic, his tour’s concert promoter said Friday.

Doherty, 27, the front man for the band Babyshambles, has been publicly battling addiction to heroin, cocaine and other drugs for months.

His band was booked to perform Wednesday on the Spanish party island of Ibiza, but concert promoter Andy McKay said Doherty instead would be booking into an undisclosed clinic Monday. “We were all really looking forward to welcoming Babyshambles back to the island this year for Ibiza Rocks but, at the end of the day, we love and support Pete and it’s his health and happiness that are important,” McKay said.

Source: MSNBC

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Some Serious Tequila

Forget the salt and lime, you'll need a mint to enjoy this tequila. Producer Tequila Ley .925 announced Saturday that it has sold a bottle of Mexico's best-known beverage in a gold and platinum casing for a whopping $225,000

"This is a really unique bottle of tequila and our client, a U.S.-based collector of fine wines and spirits, will treasure this prize to add to an already impressive collection," said company CEO Fernando Altamirano in a news release. The buyer's name was not disclosed.

Altamirano said he is applying to the Guinness Book of Records claiming he has sold the most expensive bottle of liquor ever, but the book has to ratify the claim. Tequila, made from agave, a blue cactus-like plant native to Western Mexico, sells for as little $10 a bottle and was traditionally the drink of farmers and laborers.

However, in recent years its profile has risen dramatically and it has gained fans on all corners of the globe. Earlier this month, UNESCO added the blue agave-growing region to the World Heritage list.

The record-breaking bottle was part of a new range of luxury tequilas unveiled by Tequila Ley last week. Named "Aztec Passion Limited Edition," it was cased in 4.4 pounds of gold and platinum.

--So true. You can't listen to a hip hop song these days and not hear about Patron. It's the new Cristal.

Source: Foxnews

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Memoirs Of A Geisha star Mako has lost his battle with esophageal cancer at his home in Ventura County, California. He was 72.

The Asian-American actor, who was Oscar nominated for his portrayal of submissive engineer Po-Han in The Sand Pebbles in 1966, died on Friday. Brought up in Japan by his grandparents while his parents were studying in New York, Mako joined his mother and father when they were granted US citizenship. He studied architecture before joining the US Army in the early 1950s and became passionate about acting while performing in military shows. He became a naturalized American in 1956. After his Army service, he enrolled at the Pasadena Community Playhouse in California and studied to become a professional actor.

The Sand Pebbles, which earned him an Academy Award Best Supporting Actor nod, was his first film. His other movies include The Ugly Dachsund (1966), The Green Hornet (1974), An Eye For An Eye (1981), Seven Years In Tibet (1997), Bulletproof Monk (2003) and Pearl Harbor (2001). His impressive TV resume includes appearances in Wonder Woman, I Spy, Hawaii Five-O, Kung Fu and The Streets Of San Francisco.

Source: IMDB

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July 21, 2006 

Bad Boobs

Get your money back, Paula! Damn!

Source: Perez Hilton

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Shopped Til She Dropped

Did Nicole Richie take that phrase “shop until you drop” too seriously?

The super-skinny reality show star reportedly fainted while doing a little retail therapy. Richie — who has admitted that she’s too thin but has denied that she has an eating disorder — collapsed while browsing at Kitson, a chic LA boutique, on July 15, according to Life & Style.

“She was looking through a rack of clothes when she suddenly fainted and hit the floor,” an “eyewitness” told the mag. “The staff helped her to a chair and offered her something to eat. She shot back, ‘No!’ and mumbled something about it being ‘so hot.’” Although Richie turned away food, she did accept a glass of water, reports the mag, and after about 20 minutes “was steady enough to leave.”

Richie’s rep couldn’t be reached for comment, but a spokeswoman for the store denies the incident.

Source: MSNBC

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I Bet Petra's Pissed

British crooner James Blunt is being treated to a second date with blonde socialite Paris Hilton after impressing her so much at a previous London rendezvous.

Hilton has made no secret of her crush on the singer, despite the fact he is currently romancing model Petra Nemcova, and recently met up with him for dinner at Cuckoo Club in the British capital. Now she's planning on a Malibu, California, date after taking time out from promoting her debut single "Stars Are Blind." The 25-year-old says, "I love James Blunt. I first met him at The Brits. We went to dinner. I saw him perform the other night. I'd love to do music with him. I love the fact he used to be in the army. That's pretty hot."

Source: IMDB

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Celeb Baby Sweaters

Remember the knitting craze among celebrity elite? Well... LA based Swedish knitwear designer Suss Cousins has taught half of Hollywood to knit and helped make then yearn to yarn tres chic. And now she is giving Tinseltown's two most famous toddlers her gift of the yarn. Suss has hand loomed custom sweaters Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Suri Cruise.

Shiloh's pullover sweater was inspired by sisterhood. It features two smiling babies - Shiloh and Brangelina's other daughter Zahara
Suri's custom sweater features the letter 'S'. No silly, not for secretive or secluded... for Suri.

Suss Designs, a boutique on one of LA's hippest fashion blocks, retails Shiloh's sweater for $109 and Suri's sweater for $89.

Celebrity fans of designer Suss Cousins cozy couture include Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Dustin Hoffman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Magic Johnson, Benjamin Bratt, Kelly Preston, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne, Roseanne Barr, Robin Williams, Elisabeth Shue and Catherine Keener.

Source: TMZ

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I Didn't Know They Were Dating

Riley Keough - granddaughter of Elvis Presley and daughter of Lisa Marie Presley - got physical at the Plumm on Wednesday night.

Keough was helping her boyfriend, pop singer Ryan Cabrera, celebrate his 24th birthday when a flirtatious Elite model snatched the wool hat off Cabrera's head. As the model scurried off laughing, Keough chased her, jumped on her and grabbed the hat back.

Good thing Cabrera's ex, Ashlee Simpson, didn't come after her performance for Victoria's Secret on Pier 54. But her dad, Joe Simpson, was there, because he's Cabrera's manager.

Source: New York Post

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Was Haley Drunk?

Actor Haley Joel Osment was hospitalized early Thursday after he apparently lost control of his car while heading to his Los Angeles area home, authorities said.

An LA County Sheriff's Department official told Access Hollywood that they suspect alcohol was involved in the collision involving Haley Joel Osment early today. A blood sample was obtained after the young actor was taken to Pasadena's Huntington Memorial Hospital this morning. The sample will be tested and results will be known within three weeks. If alcohol was indeed a factor, they will take the case to the District Attorney for prosecution. The sample will also be tested for the presence of drugs.

Requests for a statement by Access to Osment's manager have not yet been returned. Osment, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as a boy who could see dead people in "The Sixth Sense," was driving a 1995 Saturn about 1 a.m. when the car collided with a brick pillar and flipped, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Greg Sisneros.

The 18-year-old actor was awake and talking following the crash, Sisneros said. He had been alone in the car and was taken to Huntington Hospital in nearby Pasadena. Sisneros had no information on his condition, and an emergency-room receptionist said no one under that name was at the hospital.

Osment is set to appear in the upcoming "Home of the Giants."

Source: Access Hollywood

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Clooney & Soderbergh Breakup

George Clooney and producing partner Steven Soderbergh have decided to close down their Section Eight production company, which they founded six years ago.

The Syriana star will officially part ways with Soderbergh on 1 August to launch Smoke House, a Production Company he is forming with his Good Night, And Good Luck collaborator Grant Heslov.

Section Eight will continue to produce Clooney's upcoming movies, including Ocean's Thirteen and The Good German, both directed by Soderbergh. Soderbergh has said he would like to focus more on film-making and less on the film development and producing process.

Clooney and Heslov co-wrote and produced Good Night, And Good Luck together and will both run Smoke House, which is named after a long-time Burbank, California, restaurant across the street from the company's offices on the Warner Bros studio lot.

Source: IMDB

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She's Nuts

Naomi Campbell was arrested after allegedly causing a disturbance outside a former boyfriend's home, a British newspaper reported Friday.

The Sun tabloid said police were called after Campbell, 36, arrived at the house in the early hours of July 10 seeking the return of some belongings.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that a 36-year-old woman had been detained for breach of the peace after "reports of a woman causing a disturbance" in London's Belgravia district.

She was freed without charge several hours later. Police retrieved the belongings, "and the woman left the scene," the force said in a statement. "No further action will be taken."

Campbell's representatives did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Source: Foxnews

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Casting News

For months, gossip has been circulating who would play The Joker in the next Batman Begins sequel. It's definite that the next sequel will concentrate on The Joker and they're already throwing names around such as Steve Buscemi - Robin Williams - Lachy Hulme -Alexis Denisof – and Mark Hamill.

However, rumor has it that last night the offer was officially made to Heath Ledger to star as The Joker in the Batman Begins Sequel!

--Umm, what?

Source: Latino Review

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My buddies over at Gambler's Gazette recently had an amazing golf outing. Because they are just so darn cool, has pics of the event on their site. And, the picture taken of the co-founders and contributors of the G2 is the "Photo of the Week."

And if you don't know, Indyscene covers the city's "it" events.

Click here and check them out. And, bookmark the G2.

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Good Deed

A date with Jessica Biel has raised $30,000 to help a teenager who lost her leg in a prom night limousine accident.

Jeanne Lee, an organizer of the event dubbed "Mollypalooza," told The Associated Press the winning bid came from a man who requested anonymity. The event Tuesday raised at least $44,000 to help Molly Bloom's family with medical expenses, Lee said.

Biel, Esquire's "Sexiest Woman Alive" and a former "7th Heaven" star, "has this opportunity to create a buzz that would provide some support and she's more than happy to do that," her father, Jonathan Biel, told KMGH-TV. He said it was his daughter's idea to hold the auction for a lunch date.

Source: Foxnews

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July 20, 2006 

Eye of the Moron

Britney Spears should keep her addled ideas to herself. In her latest rambling on her Web site, Spears muses on, of all things, tigers.

"In some ways, people are a lot like animals," Spears writes. "I'm mesmerized by tigers. Their eyes, their stripes, their constant quest for survival. They almost have a sense of mysteriousness about them. They pull you in and make it difficult to look away. They make you wonder what is behind their gaze. A sense of eerie awe comes over you in their presence. The fear they give you when you pass them is stunning. Behold the beauty of the tiger."

Source: New York Post

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No Hoosier Love

The reverb is still echoing over Dan Quayle's walkout in the middle of a John Mellencamp concert in Lake Tahoe last weekend.

The singer-songwriter introduced his tune "Wall Talk" by announcing, "This next one is for all the poor people who've been ignored by the current administration."

As Quayle exited, the former veep explained, "I didn't appreciate the comment, and besides, I didn't think the show was very good." But Mellencamp said he couldn't care less that Quayle got his knickers in a twist: "I certainly wouldn't have changed a word." NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley backed Mellencamp, saying, "He's right."

While that may sound odd coming from a former conservative, Barkley told a local reporter, "I was a Republican - until they lost their minds." Quayle, known for his great golf game, served as veep under President Bush's father from 1989-'93.

--So much for that Hoosier love...

Source: New York Post

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Eddie Murphy and former Spice Girl Mel B are reportedly set to wed in September.

The couple - who met at a party in Beverly Hills last month - have reportedly booked the plush Roosevelt Hotel, in Los Angeles, for their "dream wedding". Mel, 31, and Murphy - who is 14 years her senior - are reportedly planning to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony attended by just close family and friends.

Source: A Socialite's Life

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Navarro Opens Up About Split

Dave Navarro has slammed reports he already has a new girlfriend, less than 24 hours after he and wife Carmen Electra announced they were splitting.

Internet reports on Tuesday linked the former Jane's Addiction guitarist with socialite Sarah Howard and claimed they were practically living together after secretly dating for five months. Navarro has hit back at the rumors on this official blog, posting a message that said, "So, there are a few questions that I am willing to address. These I'll answer, but I am not taking any others. I figure it's better to say something here than anywhere else.

Do you have a girlfriend? No. I have been living at home, touring, making and promoting a record or shooting Rockstar for the past several months. There is absolutely no way I could be living with someone in New York. What does amicably separated mean? It means that Carmen and I love each other, we are and always will be best friends. In fact, we are supporting each other through this time. What better way to get through a tough spot than with your best friend? And that's that. (For now)"

Source: IMDB

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Spederline Vow Renewal?

Rumor has it that Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are to renew their wedding vows.

The couple - who are expecting their second child together - are said to be so fed up with the negative rumors surrounding their personal life they are planning to head down the altar again to stop the speculation.

Britney and Kevin - who have a nine-month-old son, Sean Preston, together - have reportedly planned an intimate ceremony on the Hawaiian beach of Maui next month.

A source was quoted in Britain's Daily Star newspaper as saying: "They want to stop all the gossip." The couple - who married after a whirlwind romance - have been hit by rumors their marriage is on the rocks due to Kevin's frequent partying. However, Britney, 24, has denied their relationship is in trouble, and recently announced the couple are planning to appear in a second series of their hit reality show 'Britney and Kevin: Chaotic' - to prove their marriage is rock solid. She said: "I know that things are fine, but this show will put paid to those rumors finally."

Source: PR Inside

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Celebrity Justice

Former model-turned-reality TV star Janice Dickinson is being sued by celebrity jeweler Neil Lane after allegedly borrowing gems for a photo shoot and never returning them.

In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, Lane claims Dickinson, the former girlfriend of Jack Nicholson and Sylvester Stallone, was loaned diamond earrings and a turquoise, pearl and gold necklace, among other things, valued in total at $88,000. Lane says that Dickinson has failed to return the loaned jewelry, claiming the items were either lost or stolen - a story the jeweler's insurance agents found "dubious."

Source: IMDB

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Mom Says "No"

Pop star Jessica Simpson's mum Tina has reportedly put a stop to a risque fashion shoot fearing its sexual overtones may taint her daughter's reputation.

The shoot earlier this week - which mimics a previous campaign starring British supermodel Kate Moss - would have seen the busty blonde posing in her underwear as a hunk buttoned up his trousers on a bed behind her. But worried this would create a bad image for her daughter, Tina demanded the male model keep his trousers on, shouting "Time out! Hold it. Nope, this isn't going to work."

Simpson's manager-dad Joe allegedly disagreed with his wife's assessment but his confidence was ignored. A source tells OK! magazine, "Tina dug in her heels and said there was no way she'd allow Jess to appear in the layout the way it was designed. She said the pose was too risque and made Jessica look slutty. Joe was perplexed." Tina reassured him, saying "Trust me, I'm her mother. This isn't the image we want."

Source: Contact Music

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Tori's Movin' to NYC

Tori Spelling is moving to Manhattan.

Sources say the Beverly Hills brat is moving there with husband Dean McDermott - just for a few months - hoping she can take over from Rita Wilson as Roxie in "Chicago," although Broadway insiders doubt it.

She also wants to be far from her mother, Candy Spelling, with whom she's been feuding since her father Aaron's death. Although her show "So NoTORIous" was a hit with critics, it hasn't been picked up yet for a second season - not that she need worry about cash. Us Weekly says she'll inherit a large portion of her dad's $500 million estate. Tori's rep declined comment.

Source: New York Post

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Dan Baldwin Crashes

Actor Daniel Baldwin was hospitalized with back and neck injuries and faced charges including reckless driving on Wednesday after crashing his car on a busy Los Angeles street, police said.

Baldwin, 45, smashed his silver Ford Thunderbird into two parked cars after an officer saw him driving at more than 80 mph (128 kph) and weaving through traffic on bustling Bundy Drive on the city's west side, Los Angeles police spokesman Jason Lee said.

"The officer tried to catch up to the Thunderbird, lost sight of it momentarily and came up to a traffic collision where the T-bird had crashed into two parked vehicles," Lee said. "The Thunderbird pushed one of the vehicles about 20 feet , and that was a Hummer," Lee said.

Baldwin was taken to UCLA Medical Center after complaining of back and neck injuries, Lee said, and would be detained on suspicion of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. Lee said Baldwin could also face charges of driving under the influence if he were found to be intoxicated. There were no other injuries reported and Baldwin's female passenger, who was not identified by police, was not charged.

Baldwin, who has appeared in a number of television series including "Homicide: Life on the Street," is a member of an acting clan that also includes brothers Alec, Stephen and William Baldwin.

Source: People

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Snakes on a Plane

In a move that will be shocking to about 14 people (most of them under the age of nine), New Line announced that they will not be screening Snakes on a Plane for critics.

Can you believe it? A totally buzz-driven film that is going to make money even if it sucks, not be pre-screened. Stunning news, huh? The best thing about the announcement is that the studio is spinning their decision as a sign of their love for fans, rather than their hatred of critics and everything they stand for. To wit: "Understanding that [fans] would be the driving force behind the film, we decided early on they should be the first to see it."

--I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that they're afraid critics will hate the movie.

Source: Cinematical

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Totally Boyband

Five former boyband members have come together to form a new "ultimate boyband" with the hopes of staging a triumphant return to the charts.

The group is being put together for a new TV series, Totally Boyband, which airs on MTV from September 17.

The hopefuls in the as-yet untitled five-piece are Another Level's Dane Bowers, age 26; Jimmy Constable of 911, 34; Steps star Lee Latchford Evans, 31; S Club 7's Bradley McIntosh, 24; and 37-year-old Danny Wood of pioneering boyband New Kids On The Block.

The band, who will be managed by Charlotte Church's mentor Jonathan Shalit, met for the first time at a press conference this morning. All claimed to be excited at the prospect of staging a comeback, although Wood was more realistic about their chances. "If it doesn't work out I can just go home," he said, having admitted that he had "no idea" who his new bandmates were. Cameras will now follow the boys as they write and record their first single, due for release on October 23.

Source: Digital Spy

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July 19, 2006 

Housebitches Snubbing Awards?

Four Desperate Housewives stars - Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross and Nicollette Sheridan - are reportedly refusing to attend the Emmy ceremony next month , because they weren't nominated for any awards.

The show was nominated for 15 Emmys in 2005, but received only one acting nomination this year - for Alfre Woodard as Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy.

A source close to the actresses tells the Los Angeles Times, "None of them are going. Felicity Huffman may go as a presenter because she won the lead actress Emmy last year and they usually have last year's winner present this year's award. But the rest of them are definitely not going. If you're not nominated, you really don't have a reason to go. It's a lot of prep work to get in shape, all made-up, pick gowns and dressed up to these things. It's exhausting. And if you're not up for an award and it's just going to be embarrassing why go?"

Source: IMDB

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Star's Marriage In Trouble?

Rumors have been swirling for some time that Star Jones' marriage to Al Reynolds is in trouble. Now it seems that Al is ready to call it quits.

Last week Al Reynolds visited the offices of the divorce law firm Blank Rome LLP in New York's Chrysler building. spoke exclusively with a building employee who first noticed Star's soon-to-be-ex. According to the witness, "Al walked up to the security desk and signed in to visit [one of the Blank Rome's divorce lawyers] Stanford Lotwin."

Mr. Lotwin is one of the most prominent divorce attorney's in New York. He worked on the high-profile divorces of Howard Stern, Donald Trump, Geraldo Rivera and Diana Ross.

After remaining upstairs for nearly two hours, Al tried to quietly sneak out of the building. But before he could leave, the witness tells, "I walked up to him and said 'Al, is that you', and Al ran out of the building - almost knocking over a pregnant woman."

Source: Media Takeout

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Lance's New Man?

Former 'N Sync singer Lance Bass has sparked speculation he is homosexual and dating The Amazing Race reality TV star Reichen Lehmkuhl after the pair were spotted partying at gay bars together.

Since the boy band leaped to fame in 1997, his bandmates Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez and Joey Fatone have been romantically linked to a host of female celebrities, but Bass' lovelife has remained low-key. The New York Post newspaper reported last week that Bass and Lehmkuhl - who won the 2003 prize in the Amazing Race with his former lover Chip Arndt - were together at gay bar Atlantic House in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Kevin Naff, managing editor of leading gay and lesbian newspaper The Washington Blade, tells ABC News, "Perhaps the Post is not outright saying Lance is gay. But by implication, we can all easily connect the dots." Naff says several bloggers on the newspaper's website have spotted Bass at a series of parties in Provincetown, a seaside gay hotspot. He adds, "If privacy is what Lance wants, that's something that's easy to have. But if you're Lance Bass, and you're going to the gayest town on the gayest day of the year and going to gay parties, you have to expect something." Bass' spokeswoman Cindy Owen and Lehmkuhl's spokeswoman Mara Santino have refused to comment on the Post reports.

Source: IMDB

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What A Loser

Christie Brinkley's hubby promised his 19-year-old secret lover that he would dump his supermodel wife for her, sources told The Post.

Architect Peter Cook, 47, plied Diana Bianchi with a car, promises to boost her singing career and bundles of cash so she could move out of her parents' home in Long Island, N.Y., and further "into his web," the woman's lawyer said Sunday.

Cook would bizarrely leave wads of cash stashed in random spots around Southampton, Long Island, — sometimes hidden under rocks — for Bianchi to find after he told her where they were via e-mail, sources said. "She was a victim of this guy who preyed on her naivete, her immaturity, the fact that she's 19," said Bianchi's lawyer, Joseph Tacopina. "There's just so many things wrong with what this guy did." The lawyer said Cook openly talked to Bianchi "about wanting to leave" Brinkley.

Now, Cook will likely get his wish — but as the result of an expected divorce battle.

The Post has learned stunning new details of what led Brinkley last week to reveal that she was pulling the plug on her decade-old marriage. Sources said Brinkley got wise to Cook's relationship with the much-younger woman after she was told about it by Bianchi's stepfather, Brian Platt. Platt approached her at Southampton High School's graduation, where she was speaking, to drop the bombshell.

Soon afterward, the disbelieving Brinkley had a second meeting with Platt, a Southampton Village police officer, about his allegations. She also met with village police officials at the police station, although it was not immediately clear exactly what they discussed, sources said. The "Uptown Girl" then confirmed the allegations by having a computer expert check Cook's computer, where salacious e-mails between him and Bianchi were found, sources said.

An aspiring singer and Southampton HS graduate, Bianchi first caught Cook's eye last summer while she was working in a toy store on tony Jobs Lane, where he was shopping for his and Brinkley's two young kids, a source said. He continued dropping by the shop over the summer, and then, when she was expected to be laid off because the store was to close for the season, he offered the petite, shapely woman a job at his architectural firm. She accepted, becoming his assistant, and a romantic relationship blossomed, sources said. While he wooed her with gifts, Cook whimpered to Bianchi that he wished they were the same age, sources said.

Another man whom Bianchi had been dating at the time grew suspicious about their relationship. And Bianchi's stepfather, Platt, also found out about their affair, and confronted Cook, telling him it was inappropriate and should end, sources said.

Cook agreed, and Bianchi left his firm. Bianchi then moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., to live with her sister Danielle. But Cook couldn't stay away. The architect continued to contact Bianchi, at least once going to Bensonhurst to leave a note on her car — a Nissan Maxima that he helped her buy, sources said. The duo then rekindled their romance, according to sources.

Bianchi's sister told their stepdad what was going on, and Platt then again confronted Cook, sources said. Tacopina said Bianchi's family retained him partly because she could be a witness in Brinkley's and Cook's expected "bitter" divorce over $60 million-plus in property — and also because of potential legal action that they may take against Cook for his conduct toward Bianchi.

Source: Foxnews

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Back Together?

Jack Nicholson gets ready to go cruising with former flame Lara Flynn Boyle on Tuesday during a Saint-Tropez getaway. The former couple, who dated for two years, split up in 2001.

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Good God

Britney Spears' aspiring rapper husband, Kevin Federline, is set to perform at the 2006 Teen Choice Awards next month.

According to veteran Hollywood columnist Janet Charleton, the former back-up singer has been booked to perform on the show on August 20. The awards will be hosted by Jessica Simpson. There is no word on whether Spears, who is pregnant with the couple's second child, will attend.

Source: Contact Music

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Culkin Escapes Israel

Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin and his girlfriend, That 70s Show actress Mila Kunis, narrowly escaped from Israel after their vacation was ruined by rocket fire from Lebanon.

The couple were enjoying a relaxing holiday when rocket fire hit the Israeli town of Haifa, where the couple was staying. Culkin insisted the pair immediately leave the country, but Kunis was reluctant to end her holiday early, telling the Jerusalem Post, "He's a drama queen."

The couple eventually decided to return to the US and Culkin told a flight attendant on their plane that wasn't the only problem the couple encountered on the trip. He said, "We went to the beach, and there were tons of jellyfish - so we figured that even the sea was dangerous."

Source: IMDB

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Separated at Birth?

Separated at birth?

And in other Oksana Baiul news...she's been supposedly hooking up with actor Adrian Brody.

Source: Best Week Ever

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You're No Diana

Paris Hilton insists she is carrying on the legacy of legendary blondes like Marilyn Monroe and Diana, Princess of Wales and has declared herself this decade's "iconic blonde."

The hotel heiress is annoyed that people mistake her for a dumb blonde, and claims she is really a savvy businesswoman. She tells British newspaper The Sunday Times, "There's nobody in the world like me. I think every decade has an iconic blonde -- like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana -- and right now, I'm that icon.

"I read these stories about me starting fights and saying stupid stuff. I've become a cartoon. "Nobody seems to get that how I am on 'The Simple Life' is a character. I even know what a Wal-Mart is. "I play dumb like Jessica Simpson plays dumb. But we know exactly what we're doing. We're smart blondes."

Source: SF Gate

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Wedding Bells For Pammy

Pamela Anderson and her beau, Kid Rock, are getting married, a source close to the Baywatch star confirmed.

"I'm finally getting's been a whirlwind...spontaneous but well thought through," says the actress on her Web site.

Though she does not name Kid Rock in the note, which was posted Tuesday, the source said that the couple plan to tie the knot on July 29, on a yacht near Saint-Tropez, where they recently celebrated Anderson's 39th birthday.

"I've raised my kids alone in hope of a miracle," Anderson writes. "Well my miracle came and went. And came back and came back because he knew that I'd wake up one day and realize that I was waiting for nothing. I'm moving on ... I feel like I'm finally free ... I'm in love. I'm happy."

Anderson was previously married to drummer Tommy Lee, with whom she has two sons, Dylan, 8, and Brandon, 10.

Source: People

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Jack or Robin?

Robin Williams told IGN Filmfoce that he is still very interested in playing "The Joker" in the "Batman Begins" sequel":

"Oh God, I'd love to do that one."

Williams is famous for his Jack Nicholson impression, but he suspects Nolan would be looking for a new take. "Well, you want to do a different Joker. You know, if they do Arkham Asylum, it would be amazing. Arkham Asylum is one of the greatest, nastiest comic books ever. It's truly, it's like the Marquee de Sade on that level, and wonderfully damaged and quite tragic, in terms of when you realize [what happened to] create these characters..."

Williams was asked whether he saw The Joker as more over-the-top or dark.

"You can go both," Williams said. "As in madness, there's a lot of ways to go. I think you can really explore how bright and how nasty-funny he is, just like I guess what Kevin [Spacey] did with Lex Luthor, made him really funny, but yet still damaged... As evil is, accessible and yet still horrific. Jump back and forth all the time. I'm kidding... Kidding!"

On the second kidding, Williams gave the interviewer a soft poke in the throat with two fingers.

"See there it is," says Williams. "I saw your eyes go f**k off!"


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Another Freakin' Remake

Ving Rhames ("M:I-3"), Mena Suvari ("American Beauty") and Nick Cannon ("Drumline") are rising up to star in the remake of George Romero's cult horror classic "Day of the Dead," Variety reports.

The film is being directed by Steve Miner, whose credits include "Lake Placid and "Halloween H2O." The original, released in 1985, centred on a group of military personnel and scientists who hunker down in an underground bunker as the world is being overrun by zombies.

--Another freakin' remake...

Source: Jam!

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July 18, 2006 

Pfeiffer To Do Hairspray

Michelle Pfeiffer has joined the cast of the forthcoming big screen version of Hairspray as villain Velma Von Tussel.

The star joins John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Amanda Bynes and newcomer Nikki Blonsky, who'll play Tracy Turnblad. Pfeiffer will play the former Miss Baltimore Crabs beauty queen-turned-bitter Baltimore, Maryland TV station owner in the film based on the hit Broadway, New York City play.

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are writing new songs for their Tony-Award-winning score, including a new tune for Pfeiffer. She last sang in the film The Fabulous Baker Boys, which earned her a Best Actress Academy Award nomination. Plans to shoot the film in Baltimore have been scrapped - it will now be shot entirely in Toronto, Canada starting in September.

Director Adam Shankman says, "Not only do we have her singing, which she hasn't done in a long time, but she's been a delicious villain in roles like Catwoman. Velma is this amazing mess of contradictions. I'm going to dress and wig Michelle to death on this one!"

--Thanks for the tip, Chuck.

Source: IMDB

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Rescue Workers Get First Viewing

Police and firefighters who risked their lives at the World Trade Center site will attend private screenings of Oliver Stone’s new Sept. 11 movie, but one police union warns the experience could be too traumatic for the rescuers.

Stone’s movie, called “World Trade Center,” stars Nicolas Cage as one of two Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officers who survived the towers’ collapse and were rescued from the trade center’s rubble after 22 hours. It opens nationwide August 9.

Police and firefighters have been invited to free, private screenings at area multiplexes this week, the New York Post reported Sunday.

“Emotionally, it’s important that these men and women have the opportunity to see the film first, though only if they feel comfortable,” said Michael Shamberg, the film’s co-producer. But the union representing Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officers wants ground zero rescue workers to be aware that watching the movie could cause post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms of the condition include depression, mood swings and panic attacks.

Source: MSNBC

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Mickey Spillane, the macho mystery writer who wowed millions of readers with the shoot-'em-up sex and violence of gumshoe Mike Hammer, died Monday. He was 88.

Spillane's death was confirmed by Brad Stephens of Goldfinch Funeral Home in his hometown of Murrells Inlet. Details about his death were not immediately available.

After starting out in comic books Spillane wrote his first Mike Hammer novel, "I, the Jury," in 1946. Twelve more followed, with sales topping 100 million. Notable titles included "The Killing Man," "The Girl Hunters" and "One Lonely Night."

--Thanks for the tip, Brian.

Source: Yahoo

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July 14, 2006 


"Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon?Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?"

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More Friends For You!

Ever wonder if your favorite reality TV stars have Myspace pages? Well, Jane Magazine answers that question for you. Click here to see their list.

--I have a feeling Iceman's going to be very excited to see that Kendra, from The Girls Next Door has a page. ;)

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They're Killing Me!!!

HBO announced yesterday that Sopranos star James Gandolfini has had an "unexpected" knee surgery, delaying the show's production schedule and thus pushing the series finale back another two months to sometime in March 2007.

--This is torture.

Source: Gawker

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Diddy's Bash

Forget the Hamptons! Sean Combs is moving his big summer party to St. Tropez this year.

Combs is hosting an intimate dinner for 50 contemporaries July 31 on the RM Elegant, a 300-foot yacht, and will hold his "White Party" blow-out the following night, Aug. 1 - all to celebrate the success of his Estee Lauder fragrance, Unforgivable. David and Victoria Beckham, "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria and a host of other Combs pals are said to be flying in for the festivities.

Source: New York Post

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A Day In The Life...

Click here to watch a hilarious rendition of "A Day In The Life of Britney Spears."

--Watch it, y'all! ;)

Source: Popbytes

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House of Carters

Nick and Aaron Carter came to blows at their home on Monday, the night before they announced their new E! reality show House of Carters at the Television Critics Association gathering in Los Angeles.

Asked what caused the dustup, Nick, 26, said, "Eh, we're brothers, it happened." Aaron, 18, added, "Yeah, we're brothers, but this time ..." He then lifted his bangs to expose a bruise near his hairline, above his left eye.

How did the fight start? "Aaron jumped me and I jumped him back," Nick said, revealing only that they'd been arguing "over a little misinterpretation." Aaron's twin sister, Angel, said a House of Carters cameraman broke up the fight. The whole scuffle was caught on tape. "You'll see it on the show," said Aaron.

House of Carters, which debuts in October, features all five siblings living together in L.A. and trying to work on their relationship away from their parents. Backstreet Boy Nick is meant to serve as the family role model.

The Carter parents, Jane and Robert, have had strained relationships with their children. In 2004, the same year his parents went through a messy divorce, Aaron petitioned for legal emancipation from Jane, who was his manager, over a financial dispute.

Besides Nick, Aaron and Angel (an aspiring model), the Carter brood includes sisters Bobbie Jean, 24, who is considering culinary school, and Leslie, 20, a singer who'd been living in Toronto.

Source: People

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Rent-A-K. Fed

Want K-Fed to attend your party? It will cost you!

Britney Spears’ hubby has been earning extra cash by charging to show up at soirees; his fee for a cameo, according to In Touch Weekly, is a whopping $20,000.

And Spears is reportedly thrilled that, with Rent-A-Kevin and other gigs, her former back-up dancer actually has an income. In fact, Federline has supposedly earned $700,000 in the last four months.

Among K-Fed’s other paying gigs, according to ITW: an estimated $250,000 for endorsing clothing line Blue Marlin and $25,000 per day to hawk such products as Virgin Mobile cell phones, where he made his infamous plea to save the penny. He’s negotiating to sign a deal with Jive Records, which happens to be Spears’ label, for $300,000 per album, and he also hopes to bring out his own line of jeans and beach jewelry.

Source: MSNBC

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Casting News

Angelina Jolie will play Mariane Pearl, the widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, in a movie produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B production company, Pitt has confirmed.

"The film will focus on the deep collaboration between people around the world in search of Daniel in 2002," Pitt said. "We hope the film can increase understanding between people of all faiths and portray the story and the people involved as honestly as possible without anger or judgment."

Contrary to reports claiming that Pitt's ex, Jennifer Aniston, was earlier cast as Mariane Pearl, a rep for Pitt and Jolie said, "Jennifer was never attached to that role. When the project was first brought to Plan B, Jen was a partner in the company at the time."

The film will be adapted from Pearl's memoir, A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl, which chronicles her experience after her husband was abducted by Islamic extremists in Pakistan in early 2002. A month later, his captors released a video depicting his murder.

Pearl, a French journalist, was pregnant when her husband was kidnapped and gave birth to their son Adam in May of that year. "I am delighted that Angelina Jolie will be playing my role in the adaptation of my book," Pearl said in a statement released Thursday by Paramount Vintage. "I deeply admire her work and what she is committed to."

Source: People

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Quit Whining, Ben

Ben Affleck insisted on making an appearance in Kevin Smith's upcoming Clerk's sequel after the cult director pointed out the movie would be the first he'd made in a decade that didn't feature the actor.

Affleck, who has appeared in most of Smith's quirky comedies, insisted on a walk-on part on the film and upgraded his role to a speaking part once he was on the set of "Clerks II."

Smith says, "He said, 'OK, I want to be involved, but I don't want to do any dialogue. I just want to be like a background person.' Then he was like, 'I feel like I should say something...' so I gave him a line."

Source: Starpulse

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Don't F--- With This Movie

Elisabeth Shue warned us years ago: ''Don't f--- with the babysitter.'' Disney isn't heeding her admonition.

They're remaking Adventures in Babysitting, the apparently beloved comedy-adventure starring Shue as a put-upon high-school senior whose boring night babysitting turns into a Dante-esque odyssey through blighted '80s cityscapes. So who's the new Shue? Raven-Symone , of That's So Raven .


Source: Popwatch

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Bad Casting

Usher, the silky voiced R&B superstar, will soon be crooning a Broadway melody. The multi-platinum recording artist and five-time Grammy winner will take over the role of conniving lawyer Billy Flynn in the long-running musical revival "Chicago," making his Broadway debut, producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced Friday.

"I have always admired Broadway actors for their showmanship, dedication and focus that goes into performing live on stage every night," the 27-year-old Usher said in a statement. "Being on Broadway allows you to connect to audiences in a whole new way that's different from music and movies."

Usher opens Aug. 22 in "Chicago" and will appear through Oct. 1.

"Chicago," Broadway's longest running musical revival, has a score by John Kander and Ebb and a book by Bob Fosse and Ebb. The tale of Roxie Hart, a has-been chorus cutie who murders her boyfriend and tries to ride the notoriety to show-biz fame and fortune, originally was seen on Broadway in 1975. The Weissler-produced show, winner of six Tony Awards, opened in 1996 and has been seen around the world.

Barry Weissler has developed the replacement strategy for his long-running shows, including "Grease" and "Annie Get Your Gun," into a fine art. In "Chicago," its morally relaxed heroine has been played by such diverse actresses as Brooke Shields, Melanie Griffith, Sandy Duncan, Marilu Henner and Rita Wilson. Among the actors who have played Billy Flynn on Broadway are Huey Lewis, Wayne Brady, Kevin Richardson, George Hamilton, Taye Diggs, Alan Thicke and Billy Zane.

--I'm so not seeing him in this role.

Source: Indy Star

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Red Buttons, an impish redheaded comic whose career included vaudeville, an Oscar-winning dramatic role and guest spots on The Cosby Show and Roseanne, died Thursday of vascular disease at his home in the Century City area of Los Angeles, according to publicist Warren Cowan. He was 87.

Born Aaron Chwatt and raised in the Bronx, Buttons got his nickname when he was a young singing waiter whose uniform had a lot of buttons on it. "Red" referred to his carrot top.

In 1952, after a long and successful career as a Borscht Belt comic (Buttons's musical theme was "The Ho-Ho Song," to which he danced on one leg), he starred in TV's The Red Buttons Show. The high point of his career came with the 1957 film adaptation of the James Michener World War II novel, Sayonara, starring Marlon Brando. Buttons played Airman Joe Kelly, an American who marries a Japanese woman (Miyoshi Umeki). Both characters commit suicide rather than continue to endure the prejudice they encountered.

Buttons won the Supporting Actor Oscar for the role – and went on to become highly visible in movies for the next 20 years and on TV nearly until his death.

Other movies included The Big Circus, Hatari! The Longest Day, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? The Poseidon Adventure and Pete's Dragon. He also appeared on TV shows such as The Cosby Show, Roseanne and Dennis Miller Live.

Source: People

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No More Foie Gras In Chicago

In a few weeks it will be illegal to sell foie gras in Chicago; but fans of the delicacy are not going quietly into the night.

On a recent evening more than 100 of them paid $150 each to dine on grilled foie gras with cherry chutney and peppercorn brioche; salt and herb cured foie gras with lamb prosciutto; ravioli of foie gras, pheasant and apple and other treats as chefs talked of overturning the ban. “It does bother me the way it’s raised, but then my grandfather raised cattle in Kansas, so I’m very aware of what farm life is like,” said Pati Heestand, a retired graphic designer and foie gras aficionado.

Chicago’s City Council in April voted to make the city the first in the country to ban the restaurant sale of foie gras, which detractors argue is inhumanely produced by force-feeding ducks and geese through a tube to fatten their livers.

The ban is to take effect Aug. 22 when restaurants found selling foie gras will face a $500 fine.

Source: MSNBC

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July 13, 2006 

What Happened To Brenda?

Good God. The star of the show that personified my middle school and high school days now looks like this? I feel ancient...

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After a recent jellyfish attack while on vacation in Majorca, Spain, Michael Douglas joked about having his son pee on his back to help with the pain of the sting.

Douglas explained, "I took my kids down to the ocean the other day and we had a little problem - we have jellyfish. I got stung actually pretty bad, across my back just last week. There's sort of a remedy that we've all heard...urine. It's the remedy if you have a bad sting.

"So I asked my five-year-old son if he would pee-pee on my back. He looked at me like he'd gone to heaven. He was like 'This is what I call a good summer holiday! Pee-pee on daddy's back!' I don't know if it helped at all, but my son was happy. We'll work it out in 20 years (when he's in therapy)!"

Source: A Socialite's Life

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K. Fed and Shar To Duet?

Last weekend, Kevin Federline snuck out of the house to see kids Kori, and Kaleb – without the permission of controlling wife, Britney Spears reports Star Magazine. Brit doesn’t allow Kevin to see the kids without her presence. Controlling Brit seems to be the opposite of Kev’s ex-wife, Shar, “Shar is always sympathetic when Kevin comes to pick up the kids and pour his troubles out to her.”

To make matters worse, a romantic duet is in the works with Kevin and Shar. The duo plan to record a newer version of Bobbi Brown’s hit “Get Away.” Hmm, notice any messages there? Kevin “hasn’t told Britney about it…And when she finds out, I think she’ll go ballistic. When Britney hears that Kevin is getting back together with Shar…I think it could be the last straw for her.” The source continues, “Kevin doesn’t seem to care. He said, ‘So I’m gonna make a record with Shar. Big deal.’”

In other news, Kevin Federline is reportedly in talks with his wife's label Jive Records reports Sfgate. The former dancer announced plans last year to become a rapper, but has so far failed to land a record contract. However, the New York Daily News reports Federline, 28, is hoping Jive will welcome his musical attempts with open arms.

Source: The Bosh

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Kathy Ticks Off Some of Her Gays

Chelsea gay club Splash is throwing a hissy fit over comic Kathy Griffin.

Club spokesman Len Evans tells us Griffin - the star of Bravo's "Life on the D-List" who often talks about her gay friends in her stand-up act - has turned down an offer to perform there in September. "We offered her $5,000, but she wanted 30 grand plus a $10,000 rider," Evans says.

"On her show she's always like, 'My gays' and 'I love the gays,' but it's totally opposite in real life. We were taken aback by her response. If she had love for her gay fans she'd do it. I mean, J.Lo just performed at Gay Pride for free. I guess it's all about the money." Griffin's publicist said, "Any public appearances or stand-up bookings go through her agent."

Source: New York Post

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Give Me A Break

Jaime Pressly has advised supermodels Cindy Crawford and Elle Macpherson to stay away from acting, insisting they should stick to modelling.

The My Name is Earl star recognizes Crawford, Macpherson and socialite Paris Hilton as great businesswoman, but is baffled by their acting attempts.

Pressly says, "Cindy Crawford can't act. I mean, she's a sweet lady and she's beautiful and gorgeous. She is a great businesswoman, though. "Elle MACpherson too. I'm not going to take that away from them. "Paris, even before anything ever happened to her, always had plenty. No matter what her lack of talent is, her real talent is being a great businesswoman."

--One decent show and a recent Emmy nomination, and she can start lecturing on acting? Give me a break.

Source: Contact Music

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Is former big-screen everyman Chevy Chase trying to start a feud with his modern-day counterpart, Vince Vaughn?

"Recently, I saw a commercial with, is it Nicole Kidman? No, no - Jennifer What's Her Name? from 'Friends,' " Chase tells Details. "And some guy. I had never seen him. I don't know who the [bleep] he is. He looks like some refrigerator repairman." (Chase was referring to a commercial for the Jennifer Aniston/Vaughn comedy, "The Break-Up.")

Chase, who starred in "Caddyshack" and "Fletch," also relays a weird running joke he shares with his teenage daughter. "My youngest, who's 17, seems to be identical to the way I was in my perception of the world," he told Details. "I mean, I can remember the first time I called her a whore. We just laughed for half an hour. Because she's anything but. But she gets it immediately and laughs. I'd call her every day down at school; she might pick up and say, 'Whoretown!' She said something the other day like, 'Dad, how much should I charge?' "

Source: New York Post

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Hotel heiress Paris Hilton has put herself on a one-year sex ban.

The socialite thinks that steering clear of all sexual activity will help her to "rediscover" herself. Paris told chat show hosts Regis and Kelly: "I'm doing it just because I want to. I feel I'm becoming stronger as a person. "Every time I have a boyfriend, I'm just so romantic, and I'll put all my energy into the guy, and I don't really pay attention to myself."

The blonde, who is releasing her first single Stars Are Blind this month, has already revealed she doesn't believe in one-night stands. She said: "One-night stands are not for me. I think it's gross when you just give it up. "Guys want you more if you don't just hand it to them on a platter. If they want you, then they will wait.

"You have to make them work for it. I think that's the only way you know if they really want you or just want to be able to brag that they've been with you."

Source: The Sun

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Kirsten's New Man

Kirsten Dunst has been secretly dating Saturday Night Live funnyman Andy Samberg, according to media reports.

The couple became close while Dunst was filming Spider-Man 3 in New York City. A source close to Samberg tells American publication Us Weekly, "They've been seeing each other for a while, but it's under the radar." The pair, who hooked up this spring, have been regularly spotted out and about near Samberg's West Village neighborhood. According to the source, Samberg won over Dunst with his quirky sense of humor: "She just thinks he's really funny. It's why all the girls like Andy."

Source: IMDB

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When Law and Hollywood Collide

What happens when two Supernovas collide? Lawsuit.

A Southern California rock band called Supernova has filed a complaint against Mark Burnett's CBS reality show "Rock Star: Supernova," saying it had the name first.

The complaint, filed June 27 in U.S. District Court, claiming unfair competition and trademark infringement, seeks to bar the show and its participants from using the Supernova name. It is also asks for compensatory and punitive damages. "Our clients believe they have the superior right on the mark Supernova," the band's attorney, John Mizhir, told The Associated Press Tuesday, adding that the band "has a long-standing common-law trademark right to the mark."

The group first performed under the name Supernova in 1991, according to the lawsuit. The band released several singles and three full-length albums under the name, the lawsuit says. The CBS show using the name first aired July 5. "Rock Star: Supernova" follows 15 contestants who aspire to become the lead singer of Supernova, a new rock band that includes former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted. The winner will tour with the band and appear on its album.

According to the lawsuit, representatives for Mark Burnett Productions ("Survivor," "The Apprentice") filed seven U.S. trademark applications for the name Supernova and two for "Rock Star: Supernova." Gary Hecker, an attorney for Mark Burnett Productions, said the company has the legal right to the name.

Source: Jam!

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Once a Loser...

Joey Buttafuoco, who gained notoriety in the 1990s when his teenage girlfriend shot his wife in the face in New York, was sentenced to a year in jail Tuesday after pleading no contest to possessing ammunition as a felon.

Probation officers found the ammunition during a search of his home in Chatsworth, California, last August. Buttafuoco had been sentenced to a year in jail and five years' probation in March 2004 after pleading guilty to insurance fraud.

Prosecutors said Buttafuoco, who co-owned an auto body shop in the San Fernando Valley, told undercover investigators how to file false claims and cheat insurance companies. Buttafuoco, 50, was ordered to report to jail on November 1.

Source: CNN

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Cash Is Cashin' In

Johnny Cash's American V: A Hundred Highways earned the #1 spot on Billboard's albums chart with 88,000 copies sold during a slow holiday week at retail — overall sales for the nation's top 200 albums were down by nearly 450,000 units, according to SoundScan.

Had Chris Carrabba waited seven days to release his latest studio offering, Dusk and Summer, he may have finally scored that Billboard-topping debut that's eluded Dashboard Confessional, who opened at #2 on the previous albums chart with 134,000 copies sold — right behind the first-place finisher India.Arie with Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship.

American V was one of only four new releases to crack the top 200 this week, and one of only two to debut in the chart's top 10.

Source: MTV

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July 12, 2006 

Lohan Likes Laps

Um, WTF? It looks like Lohan is on a movie set, but I'm not sure what kind of movie this is. Surely not her next Disney pic. But of course, let's not jump to conclusions... ;)

--And check out the guy's expression!

Source: Popsugar

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Paula's a Biter

A cast member on MTV's The Real World was arraigned on a misdemeanor assault charge after police said she bit her boyfriend during a domestic dispute.

Paula Ann Meronek, 25, allegedly bit her boyfriend several times when he refused to let her into their home early Sunday morning, police said.

"I think it was an argument that led to one thing then another," said Cromwell Police Chief Anthony Salvatore. "He attempted to keep her from the house. It got physical and we were contacted." Meronek, who was arraigned Monday, was charged with third-degree assault, which carries a potential penalty of a year in prison. She is due back in court Aug. 11. No lawyer was listed in court documents.

Her boyfriend, John Alyward, was charged with disorderly conduct. The arrest was first reported by The Middletown Press. The Real World, now in its 17th season, puts seven strangers together in an exotic locale — this time in a Key West, Fla., beach house.

--Yes! I've been waiting for a Real World arrest. We haven't had one for awhile. And, who's surprised it's Paula? Um, NOBODY! You knew that relationship w/ her boyfriend was headed for disaster.

Source: USA Today

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Proof Positive

Makeup does wonders... (yes, that's Eva Longoria)

Source: Best Week Ever

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The fearless investigative journalists over at TMZ have blown another hole in the case against Suri Cruise’s existence by uncovering some discrepancies between the birth certificate of Suri and the birth certificate of Brooke Shields’ daughter, who happened to be born the same day.

Supposedly the same registered nurse signed both documents, but neither of which bears her official license number, thereby casting doubt on their authenticity.

On the Suri Cruise certificate, Heffernan's license number is G48079. On the Grier Henchy certificate, Heffernan's license number is different -- G068399. TMZ checked with the California Board of Registered Nursing and we were told Heffernan's license number didn't match either of the birth certificates. A Board rep told TMZ Hefferman's license number is 317058.

And it gets more interesting. The Board of Registered Nursing told TMZ the license number on Grier's certificate comes back to a Dorothy Rork. The license number on Suri's birth certificate is a mystery. There is no name attached to that license number.

Sources: Best Week Ever and TMZ

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Felicity's Next Gig

Keri Russell may have been a tomboy growing up, and TV audiences know her as a college coed on the TV series "Felicity." But now she's gone glam as a CoverGirl.

The 30-year-old actress joins Christie Brinkley and Queen Latifah as a spokesmodel for the venerable beauty brand. The new TV ad for Outlast Double Lipshine debuts this month, and the print ad will be in August magazines. Being a makeup model isn't what Russell expected in her career. This is only the second commercial she has starred in, other than promotions for her various movie and television roles.

"When I first started, I did do a commercial for a deodorant or something. I don't even think it aired. This is the first thing I've done like this. It's a lot less stressful than doing a film. This takes two days, not a few months or the whole year of a television show," she told The Associated Press recently.

But the CoverGirl shoot wasn't just about looking pretty. Russell describes the TV ad more as a mini action movie, in which she fights a group of ninjas. Looking pretty, of course. Thanks to her role in "Mission: Impossible III," Russell says, she probably knew more about the stunts than applying makeup.

Brinkley, a CoverGirl for 30 years, is in some ways her role model in the beauty world, Russell says. "Fresh and natural - it's what she is, too. ... I'm not really the sexy vixen type." She'd rather be in jeans and sneakers than the stream of designer evening gowns she wears on the red carpet. "When I find a dress I really like, I say, `Can't I wear this dress again? It's really pretty.' I guess it doesn't work like that. I'm learning."

Source: Indy Star

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Christie Brinkley and her fourth husband, architect Peter Cook, are going their separate ways after 10 years of marriage, the CoverGirl model's rep revealed Tuesday.

"Yes, it's true. The couple has separated," publicist Elliot Mintz says in a statement, according to the Associated Press. Brinkley and Cook, 47, who live in New York's tony Hamptons region, have a daughter, Sailor, 8.

Brinkley, 52, was previously married to artist Jean-François Allaux (1973-81), singer Billy Joel (1985-94) and developer Richard Taubman (1994-95).

She and Joel have a 20-year-old daughter, Alexa, and she and Taubman have an 11-year-old son, Jack, whom Cook adopted after he and Brinkley wed in 1996. "(Christie's) immediate concern is for her children, and she's hoping during this obviously difficult time that people will be kind enough to respect her privacy," Mintz said.

Source: People

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She's a Maneater

Sienna Miller has a new trend - she's hot for her leading men.

While she was filming "Factory Girl" last month, she was rumored to be hooking up with "Factory" leading man, Hayden Christensen. And now this month she's filming a new movie, so you know what that means ... new man!

Sources say that Miller is on to her next leading man, James Franco. The two are currently filming "Camille," a movie about two honeymooners' road trip to Niagara Falls. The pair were spotted this weekend in Toronto getting cozy after-hours.

During filming Friday afternoon, the leading pair had to roll around the hay kissing as Franco's shirt was off. Once the set wrapped, sources say the couple took the on-set frolicking off-set, well into the evening. The two took in a concert and were seen canoodling and dancing in the streets together. Around midnight, Miller and Franco got some Chinese food, enjoyed a cigarette together and hit the nightclubs.

The romance continued Saturday when the two were spotted taking in a matinee of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." Franco was seen in the movie caressing Miller's face. After the movie, the pair hit a bookstore called Indigo.

Source: TMZ

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Chan's Drunk Antics

An apparently intoxicated Jackie Chan disrupted a concert by Taiwanese singer-songwriter Jonathan Lee in Hong Kong and exchanged insults with the audience, a news report said Tuesday.

Ming Pao Daily News said Chan suddenly jumped on stage at the concert Monday night and demanded a duet with Lee. He then tried to conduct the band but stopped and restarted the music several times, Ming Pao said.

As the awkward interruption dragged on, audience members started to heckle Chan and the actor replied with an insult, according to the report. The newspaper quoted Chan as saying on stage that he was drunk.

Source: Jam!

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She Dreams About Pitt

Her new album arrives Aug. 29. And as part of her publicity push, newly divorced Jessica Simpson set the record (partially) straight with OK! magazine — but questions about her ex-husband, Nick Lachey, were off-limits.

Simpson, who turned 26 on Monday, says she and her Employee of the Month co-star Dane Cook are just friends and nothing more. "Every time I'm frustrated, I'll e-mail him, and he'll e-mail back with a suggestion or an idea. He's a great support, a solid friend and a really good guy," says Simpson, who has been named co-host of Teen Choice 2006, airing 8 p.m. ET/PT Aug. 20 on Fox.

And despite tabloid reports about her personal life, she has had "no dates," she says. As for her ideal eye candy? "Brad Pitt in Fight Club; you can't get much better than that. I still dream about his body!"

Source: USA Today

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Wedding Bells

TV personality Jillian Barberie married her actor boyfriend, Grant Reynolds, over the weekend, she announced on Good Day L.A. Monday.

"He's just the love of my life. I'm so in love with this man!" she said live on the air. Of the intimate ceremony, Barberie, 39, said, "We decided to do something very small. We did it in my backyard."

Barberie, who does the weather on Good Day L.A., surprised cohost Steve Edwards with the announcement. "Here is a toast to you and Grant and a lifetime of happiness," Edwards said.

Barberie is perhaps best known as one of FOX's NFL pre-game hosts. She also had a recurring role on Pamela Anderson's syndicated series V.I.P. and hosted the syndicated EXTreme Dating. Most recently, she and champion figure skater John Zimmerman were runners-up on FOX's Skating with Celebrities.

Source: People

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July 11, 2006 

Shiloh To Meet Gramps?

Actor Jon Voight is still hoping to reconcile with daughter Angelina Jolie – and to see Jolie's own new daughter, 6-week-old Shiloh Nouvel.

Speaking at Monday night's Los Angeles premiere of You, Me and Dupree, Voight, 67, said he saw the photos of Jolie, Brad Pitt and Shiloh that ran in the magazine recently.

"I never saw Angie's face more happy," he said. "Deep, deep peace that never has been there before until this. Beautiful, beautiful look. Both Brad and Angie looked so happy." He added, "I haven't seen Shiloh yet. I'm looking forward to it."

Referring to Jolie, Voight said, "And no, we haven't spoken. … I don't, I didn't have any communication with her." In interviews, Jolie, 31, has said she was upset by the way Voight cheated during his marriage to her mother, French actress Marcheline Bertrand, now 54. The couple split when Jolie was a toddler.

After attempts at reconciliation, Jolie and Voight have been estranged for two years. "I don't hate him," she told the Philadelphia Daily News in November. "I simply feel we only have so much energy in this life."

Source: People

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Funnyman Eddie Murphy may be dating former Spice Girl star Melanie Brown, according to media reports.

Brown, who was known as Scary Spice in the UK girl group, has re-located to Los Angeles and released a solo album, L.A. State Of Mind, last year. According to Hollywood columnist Perez Hilton, multiple friends of the pair have confirmed their relationship saying, "They've been lying low and trying to keep it quiet, but they are definitely an item." The Doctor Dolittle star divorced wife Nicole in April after 13 years of marriage and five children.

Source: IMDB

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Fly Guy

Nicole Richie and Jeff Goldblum are rumored to be dating - despite a 30 year age gap.

The 24-year-old 'Simple Life' star has previously confessed to having a teenage crush on Goldblum and was recently spotted having dinner with the 53-year-old 'Jurassic Park' actor. A source told Us Weekly magazine: "Richie says she has had a crush on Goldblum since she was 13.

"The pair got on so well they have plans to go out again."

Since Nicole split from fiance Adam Goldstein, also known as DJ AM, she has been romantically linked to 'Crash' star Matt Dillon. 'The Fly' actor Goldblum was once married to 'Thelma and Louise' actress Geena Davis.

Source: Female First

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Another Proactiv Fan

Lindsay Lohan has been selected as the new multi-million dollar celebrity spokesperson for Proactiv anti-acne products.

Lohan joins a long list of celebrities endorsing the product including Jessica Simpson, Alicia Keys, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Elle Macpherson, Brooke Shields and Kelly Clarkson. In the two-minute spots which began airing yesterday on MTV and E!, Lohan states, "My skin, thanks to Proactiv, is clear all the time!"

The 20-year-old will collect a $2 million fee for her appearance in the ads, in which she shares her own acne experience, according to website The Mean Girls star's pay packet comes up short compared to other Proactiv celebrity spokespeople including Combs, who received $3 million to endorse the product and Simpson, who received $2.5 million, according to Forbes magazine.

Source: IMDB

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Tucker Max

Someone alerted me to this site, Tucker shares his stories of drunk nights and dumb women with the world. Let me share with you the intro:

"My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole.

I get excessively drunk at inappropriate times, disregard social norms, indulge every whim, ignore the consequences of my actions, mock idiots and posers, sleep with more women than is safe or reasonable, and just generally act like a raging dickhead.

But, I do contribute to humanity in one very important way. I share my adventures with the world."

--Arrogant or funny? (Or both?)

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Maybe This Time?

Natalie Portman will do "the full Monty" and appear totally naked in her new film, "Goya's Ghosts," a biopic on Spanish painter Francisco Goya.

Portman will play the artist's muse, who is accused of atheism and then stripped in a torture scene. Portman, 24, was shot naked in "Closer," but begged director Mike Nichols to edit it, and ended up dancing in a thong. Portman denied at the time that she was doffing her duds to shed her childlike Princess Amidala persona from "Star Wars." "I don't do it in order to prove something," she said. "I just go on with my life and do what feels right."

Source: New York Post

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The people over at Ken Lay is Alive and Well don’t believe for a second that the former Enron CEO “died” from a “heart attack” “last week.” Nope, not for a second. That’s why everybody has to head over to their site and study up on what Ken may look like now with a new hairstyle or what he might look like after undergoing some serious plastic surgery. It’s not pretty, but dammit, it’s necessary.

"We here at Americans for Equal Justice feel strongly that the possibility exists that Mr. Lay, like Hitler, Elvis, and Tupac before him, has faked his own death in order to avoid any more unwanted public scrutiny. If this is true, then it is our responsibility as good Americans to bring this criminal to justice by reporting his whereabouts to the proper authorities."

--What is wrong w/ these people? You really need to check out the site.

Source: Best Week Ever

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Mickey Rourke once had an unusual way of dealing with his anger - he cut off his finger. The actor was taken to the hospital and had to endure an eight-hour surgery to save his finger. Rourke is no stranger to violence -- he trained as a boxer in his youth and took a five-year break from his acting career to take the sport up professionally.

The eccentric star says, "I cut my little finger off because I thought I didn't want it. I was angry about something so I decided I didn't need the end of the little finger on my left hand. I didn't cut it off completely - it was still hanging on a tendon - and an English friend, Gary, carefully carried the end of it as we went to hospital to try to rectify the situation. It took the surgeon eight hours to sew it back on. I still can't bend it properly."

Source: Starpulse

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Dylan Musical A Go

The answer's no longer blowin' in the wind - the Bob Dylan musical is landing on Broadway this fall.

"The Times They Are A-Changin' " - conceived, directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, the dynamo behind the Billy Joel musical "Movin' Out" - starts previews Sept. 25, reports The Post's Barbara Hoffman.

As The Post scooped in February, "The Times" received middling reviews in San Diego. Presumably, Tharp is tweaking it for Broadway, just as she did "Movin' Out." Tweaked or not, "The Times" already has one big fan in its favor: Dylan, who called it "the best presentation of my songs I have ever seen or heard on any stage."

Source: New York Post

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Josh Hartnett is furious with girlfriend Scarlett Johansson for partying with That '70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama. The Lucky Number Slevin actor was reportedly so worried that he kept calling the Lost In Translation star to check up on her.

A source told New York Daily News newspaper: "Wilmer was out in the Hamptons for a party and arranged for a helicopter for Scarlett to come out, too. It was just to hang out, but Josh was not psyched about it.

The source added: "Finally Scarlett just handed her phone to Wilmer and said, 'Talk to Josh. Tell him we're friends'."

Valderrama - whose ex-girlfriends include Lindsay Lohan, Mandy Moore and Ashlee Simpson - was hosting a lavish party in the exclusive New York neighborhood at trendy venue Star Room. The partygoers then moved onto hip nightspot Boutique for a friend's birthday celebration.

Source: Starpulse

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Chris Inks Record Deal

Chris Daughtry, the American Idol fan favorite who placed fourth on the FOX talent hunt, has signed a record deal.

The North Carolina native, 26, has inked an agreement with RCA Records chief Clive Davis and Idol creator Simon Fuller's label, 19 Recordings Unlimited, and is expected to release an album later this year, RCA announced Monday.

Two of Daughtry's fellow Idol contestants – winner Taylor Hicks and runner-up Katharine McPhee – have already signed similar deals with 19 Recordings and Davis, who launched the careers of Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and many others.

According to a statement by RCA, Daughtry will form a band and "has already begun to work with A-list collaborators" to write and record new material.

--Thank God he didn't join Fuel.

Source: People

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June Allyson, the sunny, raspy-voiced "perfect wife" of James Stewart, Van Johnson and other movie heroes, has died, her daughter said Monday. She was 88.

Allyson died Saturday at her home in Ojai, with her husband of nearly 30 years, David Ashrow, at her side, Pamela Allyson Powell said. She died of pulmonary respiratory failure and acute bronchitis after a long illness.

Source: Indy Star

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July 10, 2006 

What I Want For My Birthday

Last week, San Diego’s minor league baseball team planned a salute to Tom Cruise by giving away Tom Cruise bobblehead dolls. Actually, make that bobble-couches. This week, the bobble-couches have been all over e-Bay.

A lot of the dolls have already been sold, but there are still a few left.

Source: Best Week Ever

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K Fed Thinks He Punk'd Us

It appears as if Kevin Federline has had the last laugh. Apparently his diabolical scheme to completely turn off the world's music fans with his disastrous single "PopoZao" was a huge success.

According to reports spreading across the Internet, Mr. Britney Spears put out "PopoZao" so that people would look at him like a talentless wannabe rapper. "That way, when I come out with my real sh**, people are f****** blown away," he allegedly said.

Source: TMZ

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Only Pot For Piven

Don't expect to see Jeremy Piven puffing on a cigarette any time soon.

The "Entourage" party boy was wandering the beach in Malibu the day after attending Lindsay Lohan's 20th birthday blowout when several twentysomethings at a Smashbox Cares soiree offered him what appeared to be a "blunt" - a hollowed-out cigar filled with marijuana.

"Piven gladly partook but then realized it had tobacco in it," says our bemused spy. "He launched into a tirade about how smoking ages you. He was with people in their 20s telling them he looked younger than them and took off his sunglasses so they could inspect his skin." Piven turns 41 this month.

Source: New York Post

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She Pulled A Fast One

Freddie Prinze Jr. has seen the dark side of teen girlhood.

"I was in the Vancouver airport, and I was speaking with a young girl," the actor told Webster Hall's Baird Jones at the Vonage V Phone party at Aer nightclub. "She asked if I was Freddie Prinze Jr., and I said I was. She kind of giggled, and while I was talking with her, her girlfriend ran up and took my sandwich. I did not call out after her. I didn't know what to do. I had never had anyone steal food from me before. How do you react if someone takes your sandwich? I just finished my cup of coffee and got on the plane and flew home."

Source: New York Post

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Gwen's Stylish Carrier

Now that's traveling in style at an early age:

UPDATE: The Gucci sling is $790.

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Rocky Trailer

I know that most of us probably think that the upcoming Rocky movie is going to suck.

And, the trailer doesn't lead to us to think otherwise. Click here to view.

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Dee Goes Nude

Stacey Dash hopes to give her movie career a boost by stripping off for Playboy.

Stacey, 40 shot to fame opposite Alicia Silverstone in Clueless in 1995 (she played her pal, Dee) but since then she has appeared in a string of flops.

Stacey, cousin of Damon Dash, appears nude in the August issue of Playboy and she’s just filmed I Could Never Be Your Woman with Michelle Pfeiffer.

Source: The Sun

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Good Deed

David Blaine says holding his breath for seven minutes is nothing compared to his latest challenge: encouraging kids to read.

As a child, the master magician went to the Park Slope library after school to wait for his mom to pick him up after work. That's where he started reading about Houdini. And that's why he's a spokesman for the New York State Summer Reading Program. Blaine is spending more time with librarians than supermodels, visiting libraries and telling kids about how books can change lives.

Source: New York Post

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Still Posing @ 71

Italian actress Sophia Loren, 71, has become the oldest woman to pose for the celebrated Pirelli calendar.

The Oscar-winning star is one of five actresses to appear on the calendar's 33rd edition, due out in November. Naomi Watts, Penelope Cruz, Hilary Swank and France's Lou Doillon will also appear, according to reports.

Loren said she "had a lot of fun, like a young girl" posing for the calendar. Pirelli has denied reports she has been photographed nude. A picture from the photo shoot published in Milan's Corriere della Sera newspaper shows the actress in lingerie under a bed sheet.

Source: BBC

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Who Knew?

Marilyn Manson loves to bake. The shock rocker’s wife Dita Von Teese has revealed he is quite handy in the kitchen and can create numerous complex dishes from scratch.

Dita said: "People might be surprised to know that my husband cooks me things. "He baked me cupcakes on Valentine’s Day."

The sexy burlesque dancer insists she is able to enjoy the calorific treats Marilyn cooks her without worrying about her figure, because she doesn’t seem to put on weight. Dita said: "I can eat pretty much anything I want, so long as I’m doing my swimming. I’m lucky - I have good genes."

Source: Female First

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July 07, 2006 

L. Lo and the Pink Taco Guy

Lindsay's new man?

After loosening up, Lohan takes it easy with Harry Morton, the 25-year-old owner of the Pink Taco restaurant chain.

--Nice restaurant name.

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Sparks Will Fly

Shannen Doherty will fill in for Star Jones on The View, July 31st and August 1st.

Until the show's hiatus on August 4th, producers will bring in several guests. Carrie Ann Inaba, Kelly Monaco and Katharine McPhee will also sub. The subs are not auditioning for the Star Jones spot.

Source: Dlisted

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I'm the Hoff!!!

Do't Hassel the Hoff! "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff was barred from Wimbledon because he was "steaming drunk," reports The London Sun.

He had a series of clashes with security staff, who would not let him in because he didn't have a ticket. Hasselhoff, 53, who's had a long battle with booze, had his arm in a brace and yelled: "You should let me in. Do you know who I am? I'm the Hoff!" Hasselhoff was eventually let in after actor pal Michael Brandon bought him a Centre Court ticket to watch champ Roger Federer.

Source: New York Post

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Downey To Write Memoir

Robert Downey Jr., whose own life story at times has been gripping, intends to write his memoirs.

The 41-year-old actor has signed a deal with HarperEntertainment, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, the company announced Thursday. The book is set to be released in 2008. The publisher, which did not disclose the terms of pact, promised a "candid look at the highs and lows of his life and career."

"He has an intelligence which shines through all his performances, revealing his intellect as well as his acting abilities," Marjorie Braman, an executive with the publishing company, said Thursday. "His dramatic personal life, often at odds with his career, adds a layer of complexity to who he is."

He suffered from recurring drug and alcohol problems in the 1990s, prison time, court-ordered rehab and probation that ended in 2002.

Source: Indy Star

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Nicky O

Nicky Hilton is getting into the hotel business.

"I've always wanted to do it," says the lodging heiress who plans to renovate two existing buildings to open the "Nicky O" on Miami's famed Ocean Boulevard in November. "I've been around hotels my whole life, and I know a good hotel when I see one."

Shortly after, her second Nicky O will open on Chicago's historic Printer’s Row. "Miami will definitely be a party destination, and Chicago will be a little more calm," she says. The 94-room boutique/condo accommodation will include entertainment news tickers in the elevators, a signature scent and rooms deigned by friends – including $5,000-a-night penthouse by clothing designer Roberto Cavalli.

Although Hilton, 22, comes from a family with an expertise it hotels, she isn't partnering with the clan to fund her new project. "I'll go to my family for advice, but they’re not involved at all," she says of her parents, brothers, and sister Paris.

Still, she is a Hilton: Borrowing a phrase from sister Paris, Nicky says of the Miami hotel's lobby, which will include a giant chandelier at its center and lots of marble: "Its just so beautiful – and hot."

--I'll be interested to check out the one in Chicago when it's complete.

Source: People

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Coke Pays

Kate Moss might want to get photographed snorting cocaine more often.

The sniffly supermodel's earning power has soared since pictures of her Hoovering disco dust made headlines around the world. Despite the initial backlash - which included cheapie fashion superstore H&M dropping her from its ad campaign - she raked in cash with new deals with Burberry, Calvin Klein, Rimmel, Nikon, Roberto Cavalli and Virgin Mobile.

The catwalk icon, 32, who earned about $7 million a year before the cocaine storm, will make about $18 million this year.

Source: New York Post

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Em's Tribute To Proof

Eminem is continuing to pay tribute to his friend, late D12 member and Detroit rap ambassador Proof.

Em and the rest of the Shady Records family have set up, where T-shirts and a poster bearing Proof's likeness and the words "Big Proof Forever 1973-2006" are being sold. The shirts and poster are designed by graphic artist Shepard Fairey, who started his anti-authority Obey Giant campaign in the 1980s. All proceeds from the Web site go to the Big Proof Forever Foundation, an organization that will benefit Proof's five children.

The site also features some of the words Eminem spoke at his friend's funeral. "Right now, there's a lot of people focusing on the way he died," Eminem says in one clip from the April service. "I want to remember the way he lived. Proof was funny, he was smart, he was charming. He inspired everyone around him. He can never, ever be replaced. He was, and always will be, my best friend."

Proof was shot and killed on April 11 at a Detroit after-hours club by Mario Etheridge after an argument between Proof and Etheridge's cousin, Keith Bender, turned violent. Police say Proof killed Bender during the incident. In May, a Detroit prosecutor said Etheridge, who was a bouncer at the CCC nightclub where Proof was shot, acted in his cousin's defense.

Source: MTV News

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You Remind Me Of The Man

Jennifer Lopez has cast "voodoo" spells on all her lovers past and present, according to ex-husband Ojani Noa.

Noa, who was married to Lopez from 1997 to 1998, claims the singer practices Santeria, a set of religious beliefs brought to the Americas by West African slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries, which involve chanting, trance states and animal sacrifice.

He alleges J.Lo used the practice to cast spells on him and insists former fiance Sean Combs, second husband Chris Judd and current spouse Marc Anthony have also been victims.

Speaking in a court deposition, Noa - battling Lopez over his plan to release a book about their marriage - says, "She was doing bad things to a lot of people. She was doing all this religious bulls**t to me, to Chris, to Puffy, to Anthony," the New York Daily News reports.

--Anyone else love the movie Labyrinth like I do? I'm sitting here singing, "You remind me of the man. What man?..."

Source: Contact Music

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Russell Has Another

Russell Crowe and his wife, Danielle Spencer, have welcomed a baby boy, the actor's rep, Grant Vandenberg, confirmed.

Tennyson Spencer Crowe was born at 7:27 a.m. on Friday in Australia at Sydney's Royal North Shore hospital, and weighed in at 8 lbs. "Mother, father and baby are doing extremely well," Vandenberg said.

Crowe, 42, and Spencer, 35, are also parents to son Charles Spencer Crowe, born Dec. 21, 2003, in Sydney, Australia.

Source: People

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Power Player

Dakota Fanning has become a major player in Hollywood after being named among the 120 new members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS).

The 12-year-old will join Joaquin Phoenix, Felicity Huffman, Jake Gyllenhaal and star Terrence Howard among the non-Academy Award winners who can now vote at the Oscars.

Source: Starpulse

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Spelling Home For Sale

Candy Spelling, Aaron's widow, has quietly put the Spellings' legendary mansion on the market for $150 million.

Sources in the real estate industry say Westside Estate Agency (WEA) has a pocket listing on the 56,000 square foot estate, meaning it is quietly being shopped among realtors and select buyers. The mansion, located in the exclusive Holmby Hills area of L.A., was completed in 1991 for around $47 million, which includes $10 million for the land.

One real estate source says Candy Spelling has let a lot of people on the staff go and that the buzz is that she is going to shut the house down so it can be shown by realtors. Aaron Spelling died on June 23.

Source: TMZ

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July 06, 2006 

More Chaos

Pop star Britney Spears hopes to squash rumors her marriage to Kevin Federline is on the brink of collapse by signing up for a second series of her reality show.

Britney And Kevin: Chaotic follows the singer in her everyday life and Spears hopes extending the show will end speculation surrounding her private life.

The last few months have seen the couple plagued by press reports heralding an imminent divorce, as well as criticisms of the Toxic hitmaker's parenting skills.

The 24-year-old, pregnant with her second child, says, "I know that things are fine, but this show will put an end to those rumors finally."

--Didn't she learn from the first one? It bombed!!!

Source: Teen Hollywood

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Why Kathy Filed For Divorce

Kathy Griffin decided it was time to split from her husband, Matt Moline, when she discovered he'd been stealing her money.

She told Larry King during a recent taping, "My ex-husband, without my knowledge, was sneaking into my wallet when I was asleep in the mornings and taking my ATM cards from my private accounts and withdrawing money . . . That money totalled $72,000." The segment was to have run the other day but was bumped by the North Korea missile threat and will be rescheduled.

Source: New York Post

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Woody and His Temper

Woody Harrelson choked TMZ cameraman Josh Levine late Thursday night as he left a Hollywood nightclub, and the LAPD is conducting a criminal investigation.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. outside Element, a club frequented by celebrities. As Harrelson left with three women and two men, Levine and other photogs began shooting. Harrelson became irritated and asked Levine to stop shooting. Harrelson then walked over to Levine, put his hand on the camera and asked Levine to stop. Levine said "All I'm doing is my job." Harrelson, who appears in "A Prairie Home Companion," then said, "I've asked you to stop, are you going to stop?" and Levine replied, "Not when you ask me like that." The video then shows Harrelson break the camera and the picture goes dead.

TMZ obtained a second video, shot by another photog, showing the altercation. The photographer began shooting just as Harrelson grabbed Levine's neck. There is no audio in this portion of the tape. Click here to watch.

Source: TMZ

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Baby Suri Cruise isn't just playing hide-and-seek with the public.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have yet to show off their spawn to fellow Scientologists John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Lisa Marie Presley. Even good pals Will and Jada Pinkett Smith supposedly have not met the newborn despite repeated calls to Cruise, reports Us Weekly. "Every time, it's a different excuse: He's busy or Kate's not feeling well," said a source. "[The Smiths] think it's so weird."

Source: New York Post

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Britney Spears' husband Kevin Federline insists his party boy reputation is undeserved - when he's spotted clubbing he's usually just doing "business".

The dancer/rapper is often photographed at Hollywood and Las Vegas parties - but he swears he isn't just out to have a good time; he's making important contacts.

He explains, "There are people I can only meet there - producers and writers." "You get more connections by going out and doing things like that than you ever will in a business day. Four, five, six people all in the same room., Pharrell (Williams)... Snoop's (Dogg) over there in the corner. It's all right there."

Source: Teen Hollywood

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Kidman Wedding Auction

If you weren't lucky enough to receive an actual invite to Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's wedding, you can buy several items of memorabilia from the event on eBay.

A menu from the reception, a piece of the wedding cake - and a Tiffany desk clock engraved with the inscription, "A moment in time, June 25, 2006, Nicole and Keith" - are up for sale on the site with an opening bid of $5,000.

Source: New York Post

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What They're Singing About

With Jay-Z issuing a gag order on Cristal, the future of rap music’s beloved baubles of big pimpin’ is becoming increasingly difficult to determine. Luckily, Agenda Inc. sorted through all the death threats, drug references, financial bragging and sexual suggestion of last year’s top Billboard tracks to prepare the following report on the top ten most name-checked brands in music:


10. AK-47, 33 mentions
9. (tie) Cristal, 35 mentions
9. (tie) Louis Vuitton, 35 mentions
7. Chevrolet, 40 mentions
6. Hennessy, 44 mentions
5. Rolls Royce, 46 mentions
4. Bentley, 51 mentions
3. Cadillac, 62 mentions
2. Nike, 63 mentions
1. Mercedes-Benz, 100 mentions

--I have to say, it surprises me that "Chevrolet" made the list.

Source: Best Week Ever

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Power Playdate

Talk about a power playdate. Partaking in some pre-Fourth of July cheer, the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie clan played host to Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale and their new son, Kingston, at their Santa Barbara home over the weekend,.

The boys – Pitt, Rossdale and Jolie's son Maddox, 4 – went jet skiing, rode four-wheelers on the beach and watched fireworks, capturing it all on their cameras.

Source: People

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Vince Neil, Motley Crue's frontman, got so drunk he fell off the stage while performing in Tampa, Fla.

Ex-Motley Crue singer John Corabi, who is touring with Ratt, saved the day when he came on stage and performed with Neil, who admits his words, at that point, were mostly just mumblings.

“I was pretty buzzed. I tripped, fell off (the stage) — sometimes it happens,” he says. “But, this isn’t a tour. This is just me going out and having fun and sometimes, yeah, I drink a little too much. That’s just the way it is.”

--Guess he's off the wagon and off the stage.

Source: Jam!

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Mommie Dearest

Paris Hilton wants to reproduce. Soon. The partying heiress insists she’d be a “great mother” — but the 25-year-old she doesn’t want to wait long because she doesn’t want to be an “old mom.”

“I know in my heart of hearts I would be a great mother,” Hilton told the London Mirror. “I have a lot of beautiful animals that I look after and I feel that I would have a lot to give to my children. . . . And I don’t want to be an old mom — hopefully it’ll happen soon, within the next five years.”

And, despite her reputation for being a skimpily clad man-killer, Hilton insists she’s cautious when it comes to her love life. “One-night stands are not for me,” she said. “I think it’s gross when you just give it up. Guys want you more if you don’t just hand it to them on a platter. If they want you, then they will wait. You have to make them work for it.”

Source: MSNBC

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Call Her "Rose"

Actress Lindsay Lohan has become so hooked to Kaballah, the mystical Jewish belief system, that she has been given her own special name of ‘Rose’.

The young actress, who recently celebrated her twentieth birthday, is reportedly being mentored by the queen of pop Madonna, who herself a follower of Kaballah, introduced Lohan to the religion, reports Contactmusic.

According to sources, Lohan's name Rose "is partly based on her birth date and place of birth". Lohan had previously admitted that she was studying the religion that would hopefully help her find peace and solace in her busy life.

Source: New Kerala

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July 05, 2006 

Vaughniston Wedding Plans?

Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn are planning a secret wedding after the actor proposed to the Rumor Has It star in Paris, France, according to US reports.

Friends claim Aniston has invited her former mother-in-law, Brad Pitt's mum Jane, to the nuptials and Vaughn is going to great lengths to shape-up for the big day. A Pitt family source tells American publication Life & Style that Aniston has told her former sister-in-law Julie, who has also been invited to the wedding, that although a date has not been set, the actress would like it "sooner rather than later."

Vaughn reportedly went down on one knee while the couple were in Europe promoting the film that brought them together, The Break Up. And Life & Style reports that Vaughn is so serious about looking his best when he weds Aniston, he has started the Zone diet, which Aniston has been a long-time fan of.

According to the publication, Aniston told a friend, "He's started the Zone diet, and he's working out. He looks great." Aniston is reportedly waiting for the fuss about her ex-husband's new baby with Angelina Jolie to die down before exchanging vows with her reported new fiance. But an insider insists Aniston is getting serious about her wedding plans: "Jen's already asked Courteney Cox to be her matron of honor."

Source: IMDB

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On Again?

Pamela Anderson lounges on a yacht Monday with sometime boyfriend Kid Rock as the on-again (for now) couple vacations in Saint-Tropez with Anderson's two sons, Brandon and Dylan (whose dad is ex-husband Tommy Lee).

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Brigitte To Marry Mattia

Brigitte Nielsen, 48, the Danish pastry whose second husband was Sylvester Stallone, will marry her fifth spouse, Mattia Dessi, an Italian bartender 15 years her junior, Saturday on the island of Malta.

Nielsen will have Ivana Trump as her witness, and all five of her children at the ceremony, reports. Nielsen and Dessi were "wed" in March 2005 on a Caribbean beach, but a few days later the "Red Sonja" star admitted the marriage was invalid because she was still married to hubby No. 4.

--Bet Foofy Foofy isn't pleased.

Source: New York Post

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Ashley Entered Rehab

After having endured a "chaotic" and "dysfunctional" childhood, Ashley Judd underwent a 47-day program at a Texas treatment center last February in order to deal with the issues of her past, including depression, isolation and co-dependent relationships, she says.

"I needed help. I was in so much pain," Judd, who says she slept to combat depression and exhibited a compulsion to clean, tells Glamour magazine, according to excerpts obtained by USA Today.

In recounting her childhood, Judd, 38, describes herself as a "hyper-vigilant child" who attempted to behave perfectly in order to compensate for her lack of security. She went to 13 schools in 12 years and shifted from living with her mother, her father and her grandparents. "Supposedly, my sister was the 'messed-up' one, and I was the 'perfect' one," says Judd, whose mother is Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter Naomi Judd and sister is Wynonna, another Grammy winner. Her father is her mother's high-school sweetheart, Michael Ciminella. (Ashley's parents divorced when she was four.)

It was during a visit with Wynonna, 42, while she was being treated for a food addiction at the Shades of Hope Treatment Center in Buffalo Gap, Texas, that counselors reportedly noticed Ashley's emotional problems and approached her about treatment. "They said, 'No one ever does an intervention on people like you. You look too good. You're too smart and together. But you (and Wynonna) come from the same family, so you come from the same wound.' No one had validated my pain before," says Ashley.

She denies tabloid reports that she was under treatment for eating disorders, "though I did take a look at my eating. Why wouldn't I? I looked at everything else in my life under a microscope," she says. Of curbing her compulsive habit of wiping down plastic surfaces on planes and at hotels, Judd says: "Now I try to remind myself that if I engage in perfectionism, I am abusing myself."

She also credits the stint at Shades of Hope as helping her 4-year marriage to racecar driver Dario Franchitti, 33. "I was unhappy, and now I'm happy," she says. "Now, even when I'm having a rough day, it's better than my best day before treatment."

Source: People

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Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan began a hunger strike on Tuesday – and Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn and other stars are joining her in her "Troops Home Fast" protest.

Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004, had her last meal at 12 a.m. on July 4 in front of the White House and will remain on a diet of water, teas and juices until Sept. 1, International Peace Day.

"Everything we do is to get the troops to come home," she said outside the White House on Tuesday. "We want to show the world that there are Americans who are committed to peace. Fasting is such a time-honored way of protest."

Sarandon, Penn, Danny Glover, Willie Nelson and the Rev. Al Sharpton will join communities across America on a "rolling fast," giving up food on designated days and encouraging others to fast with them on those days.

--Give me a break. (Rolls eyes).

Source: People

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Kathy Hilton was so excited to see her friend Star Jones at Claudia Cohen's party Saturday night in East Hampton, she perpetrated a case of mistaken identity.

The mother of Paris Hilton offered warm wishes to the just-fired co-host of "The View," told Jones how great she looked and then told the man sitting next to Jones, "Great to see you, Al!" - thinking he was Jones' Speedo-wearing husband, Al Reynolds. It was actually Bryant Gumbel, who is slimmer and younger-looking than when he hosted the "Today" show. When someone told Kathy of her mix-up, she exclaimed, "My poor eyes are going at the age of 44."

Source: New York Post

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Ashlee's The New Body of VS

Things are sure looking up for Ashlee Simpson.

West Coast spies say she's selling her Encino home to move in with boyfriend Braxton Olita.

She ought to be able to afford some flashy new digs. It will soon be announced that the 21-year-old will front the campaign for Victoria's Secret's new line, Pink. She beat out finalist Kelly Clarkson to become the face of the new line of younger, "cuter" lingerie.

Source: Popsugar

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Chad Had a Substance Abuse Problem

Chad Lowe's "substance-abuse" problem was at the heart of the reason that his marriage to Hilary Swank broke up, the double Oscar-winning actress reveals in a candid new interview.

"I knew something was happening but I didn't know what," Swank tells Vanity Fair magazine. She also says her ex has been fighting his problem for years, and he is sober now. She does not name what substance he abused.

But, she says in excerpts from the interview obtained by the New York Post, "When I found out, it was such a shock because I never thought he'd keep something from me. And yet, on another level, it was a confirmation of something I was feeling that was keeping us from being completely solid." She goes on to say, "I don't want to make it seem like that's the sole reason; there were other factors. But that just kind of blew it open. It made me look at things a lot deeper. That's when you realize it's not going to work."

As for her reaction upon learning of her husband's habit, she says: "When I found out, I wanted to be there, I knew it was the most important time of his life. That's when he needed me most." His problem, she adds, is "an enormous obstacle to overcome, and he's doing it. He's living a sober life. … I know how difficult it is, and I'm really proud of his sobriety."

"It takes two to make something work or not work. I'm a person with my own faults and troubles," Swank now says. "In the end, it just didn't work, but I would never look back on this relationship as failed. I look at it as 131/2 years of success."

Source: People

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Oliver Says...

Oliver Stone has told friends that Tom Cruise won the lead role in "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989) by telling Stone he was born on July 3 (1962), and that it was karma for him to get the part.

Stone was struck by the coincidence but later regretted casting Cruise when the movie, despite raves, disappointed at the box office. The Entertainment Weekly Web site also reports Stone was disappointed that Cruise didn't talk about his birthday while he was promoting the picture, apparently fearful it would lead reporters to his awkward real last name - Mapother.

Source: New York Post

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L. Lo Turns 20

Birthday girl Lindsay Lohan gets ready to celebrate the Big 2-0 with a spectacular blowout Sunday in Malibu, where she reveled at a Great Gatsby-themed dinner party for 50 pals, including Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie and Eva Mendes.

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New Laguna Season

MTV finally has a debut date for the new season of its addictive teen reality show, "Laguna Beach." Season three - with a new cast - is set to start Aug. 16, the network says.

The latest "Laguna" will take over the Wednesday-night time slot where "Laguna" spin-off "The Hills" is now airing.

"The Hills," starring "Laguna" grad Lauren Conrad, ends its run Aug. 9.

Source: New York Post

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Metallica To Meet Bart and the Gang

Metallica are to appear in an episode of The Simpsons.

The veteran metal band will star in the premiere edition of the show's 18th season, which though recorded in September 2005 is not scheduled to be broadcast in the US until September 10 this year.

The band follow in the footsteps of Elvis Costello, the Rolling Stones, U2 and Aerosmith who, among others, have all appeared as animated guest stars.

As previously reported, the White Stripes are also set to appear in a forthcoming episdoe of the cartoon series.

Source: NME

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