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August 29, 2006 

Can't Get Enough Piv

--Are Kate and Chris back on?

--Leslie Nielsen has signed on to star in NBC's comedy pilot "Lipshitz Saves the World." And don't call him Lipshitz.

--Aniston and Jolie burying the hatchet?

--As I reported, we will definitely see the first official photos of Suri Cruise in the October issue of Vanity Fair. The photos were taken by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz. According to a source, a factory in Kentucky is printing the pages of the issue of this magazine this weekend. In order to ensure that no photos are leaked, security guards are positioned throughout the entire factory.

--Two stars were injured Sunday in two separate horse-riding accidents: Matthew Broderick and former Bond girl Barbara Bach, the wife of Ringo Starr. Broderick was on vacation in Ireland when he broke his collarbone after falling off a horse Sunday, his publicist, Simon Halls, tells the Associated Press.

--Meredith Vieira thinks The View is now a "joke." Hate to break it to you Mer, but it always was.

--Click here to watch Jeremy Piven let Billy Bush know what a douchebag he thinks he is.

--Network executives at NBC have publicly apologized for airing a fake airplane crash as a comedy skit at the beginning of Sunday's 58th Annual Emmy Awards telecast.

--Sharon Stone is not going to the Venice Film Festival this weekend to promote "Bobby," despite the fact it's said to be her best work in years and could finally wash away the stink of "Basic Instinct II." Her rep, Cindi Berger, swears Stone "never committed" to the festival and is "doing something with the Dalai Lama in Los Angeles" instead. Likely story...

-- Clothes Off Our Backs is already auctioning off Emmy dresses from last night. Don’t worry, gents, you can even buy Jeremy Piven’s sunglasses!

--Click here to watch Tara Reid's recent train wreck caught on tape.

--Click here to watch her get ixnayed from getting in a club, and then Paris Hilton gets in no more than 15 seconds later. Check out the look Paris gives her. Looks like Kim Kardashian is the flavor of the month.

--Rumor has it that "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven celebrated his best supporting actor Emmy in his usual way - by getting drunk. One spy said Piven, who drank Moet Champagne all night, entered the HBO party at the Pacific Design Center "already inebriated" and screaming, "Where is my entourage? Where is it?"

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August 28, 2006 

Monday, Monday

--Kevin Federline, who made his nationally televised rap debut last Sunday at the Teen Choice Awards, is going for another first – his debut as a TV actor on America's top-rated drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

--Bob Marley's records long ago went platinum. Now the Bank of Jamaica is releasing commemorative coins in gold and silver with the late reggae superstar's dreadlocked likeness. The 1,000 coins, produced by the British Royal Mint, are being sold for $100 each.

--After 40 years of performing rock music, pop ballads and movie soundtracks, Elton John is looking to cross over to yet another musical genre — hip hop. “I want to bring my songs and melodies to hip hop beats — a bit like ‘No Diggity’ by Blackstreet,”’ John said in excerpts of an interview posted on Rolling Stone’s Web site Friday.

--Acclaimed fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has lashed out at celebrities Jessica Simpson and Pete Doherty, accusing them of having no style or taste.

--Turns out, the second time is the charm for Days of Our Livesi> costars Billy Warlock and Julie Pinson. The two were married in Las Vegas Saturday after being engaged twice.. The intimate ceremony was attended by family and close friends.

--Girls Next Door's Kendra doesn't take Eminem's crap. If you've seen the show, this news doesn't surprise you.

--Paul Giamatti will play second US president John Adams in a mini-series produced by Oscar winner Tom Hanks. The seven-episode mini-series is being made for US cable network HBO and is based on David McCullough's best-selling book John Adams.

--Moviemaker Robert Evans is reportedly furious over a new character in TV hit Entourage, which appears to parody him. The producer was approached by HBO earlier this year to make a cameo in the comedy show, but he refused, although he did give permission for the cast and crew to use his home. In this month's episodes of the show however, Martin Landau plays a "washed-up" filmmaker named Bob Ryan, which insiders claim is based on Evans.

--Click here for a list of last night's Emmy winners. Some of my choices for best and worst dressed:



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August 25, 2006 

Friday Bits

--Nobody puts Liz Taylor in a corner.

--Looks like "Interplanet Janet" is going to have to be rewritten. (For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, immediately go rent "Schoolhouse Rock Live!"

--Dukes Of Hazzard star Johnny Knoxville was left shaken when he was attacked by a man at a Hollywood bar last week.

--Zach Braff is going to hang up his scrubs?

--Vera Wang is designing a line called Very Vera for Kohl's.

--BWE has obtained a copy of a secret personal memo delivered to Tom Cruise by armed agents of Viacom chief Sumner Redstone, responding to what Tom and his partner have been telling the press. Click here to read. It's hilarious!!!

--No Angelina-Jon Voight reconciliation in sight.

--Veteran character actor William H. Macy says he respects Lindsay Lohan's talent – but not her behavior.

--SpoofCard has terminated the accounts of more than 50 customers, including Paris Hilton, who the company claims used its service to hack into the voice mail accounts of well-known celebrities like Lindsay Lohan. SpoofCard attorney Mark Del Bianco told TMZ, “Paris was entering unauthorized [voice] mail boxes.” When asked about Lindsay, he said, “A number of the 50 persons [who were canceled by Spoofcard] were making unauthorized entrances to Miss Lohan’s voice mail.” A source close to the scandal also told TMZ that Nicky Hilton and Paris’ ex-boyfriend Stavros Niarchos may have been involved.

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August 24, 2006 

Wednesday Night Is The New Thursday Night

--Springsteen's 20-year marriage is on the rocks?

--Backstage at the Teen Choice Awards, host Jessica Simpson, 26, asked presenter Britney Spears if she could kiss her pregnant belly. “Hell no!” responded Spears, 24. Says a witness, “Jessica was really insulted, but Britney refused to let her do it.”

--Their conversation probably went something like this: Him: Yo. I need a place to crash. Her: You can, like, totally move in with me. Him: Firecrotch. Her: That's Hot.

--Kate and Owen are smitten?

--Ashlee Simpson will play murderous Roxie Hart in the stage production of Chicago in October. The 21-year-old has been offered the role and will join the cast of the show in either London or on the Broadway stage in New York City. Seriously, just kill me now...

--Steven Seagal isn't modest about his musical ability.

--No George, you're just hungover.

--Jennifer Aniston's actor father John Aniston has reportedly suffered a heart attack. Life & Style reports in its new issue that the actress heard the news about her father's health crisis last Friday and spent much of the weekend at his bedside. For those of you who don't know, he played Victor on Days of Our Lives.

--Dave Navarro on Kevin Federline...

--Looks like Nicole Richie is moving on from DJ AM to Kristin Cavalarri's ex, Brody Jenner.

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August 23, 2006 

Fair and Balanced News

--Superman is engaged. And no, it's not to Lois Lane.

--Britney Spears wants to be buried next someone with a similar IQ.

--Keane singer Tom Chaplin goes into rehab.

--He's a P-I-M-P.

--Brittany Murphy calls off engagement #2.

--Madonna and her director hubby Guy Ritchie have been “lobbying the government and nuclear industry over a scheme to clean up radioactive waste with a supposedly magic Kabbalah fluid." WTF?

--Rumor has it that the latest edition of Survivor is pitting whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics against each other. Somehow I don't think this will end up being a "go."

--The Piv will canoodle with anyone!

--The Sopranos star James Gandolfini will appear as legendary author Ernest Hemingway in a new movie about the author's stormy romance with World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Robin Wright Penn will play Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for his classic book For Whom The Bell Tolls.

--More rumors about the demise of Brangelina.

--Paramount Pictures has cut its 14-year-old ties to Tom Cruise's production company because of his off-screen behavior, the chairman of the studio's parent company told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.

--Could it be splitsville for Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong, celebdom's most visible new BFFs? A report today by New York Daily News' Ben Widdicombe says that Jake Gyllenhaal has edged out Matt for the plum role of playing Lance in an upcoming film version of Armstrong's life story, even though it's been McConaughey who's logged the most time with the cycling legend in recent weeks.

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August 21, 2006 

Monday Mumbles

--Shocker! Pete Doherty pleads guilty YET AGAIN to drug charges.

--Scrubs star John McGinley is engaged.

--Los Angeles’ only country station calls it quits. KZLA’s sudden and unannounced demise leaves America’s two most populous cities, Los Angeles and New York, without country music stations.

--Christopher Walken has signed up for musical movie 'Hairspray'. The actor will play Wilbur Turnblad.

--Nicole Kidman is against terrorism. Oh, and so are 84 others. Um, I'm so glad they cleared that up with a petition.

--Rapper Busta Rhymes was arraigned in New York Sunday on an third-degree assault charge after he was reportedly accused of attacking a man for spitting on his car.

--Osama likes him some Whitney.

--Former Baywatch star David Charvet and Rock Star: Supernova host Brooke Burke have two reasons to celebrate: they are getting married and expecting a child together. (Sorry, Iceman).

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August 18, 2006 


--"I see drunk people."

--Pam and Kiddy wed for the third time. Overkill.

--Brit Brit discusses how her recent pregnancy wasn't planned, and her cravings this time around: "Crunching ice and chocolate, oh my God," she says. "I'll get up in the middle of the night and I'll get a Hershey's bar, the real big ones, and I'll put it in the microwave and melt it and eat it. It sounds disgusting, but it's so satisfying."

--Benji wins So You Think You Can Dance. Who knew Celine was a fan?

--Sharon Stone and Garry Shandling? I thought he had disappeared.

--11-year old wins the $1M America's Got Talent prize.

--Next up for Johnny Depp? Playing a murderous barber...

--"People think he looks so normal and he's so sweet and he's so earnest, but he can't carry a tune in a bucket. If he has any skeletons whatsoever - if, God forbid, he's gay - and all these people in Mississippi who voted for him are like 'Oh, my God, I voted for a queer!' It's just too much pressure." --Justin Timberlake on American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks.

--Really? Sharks aren't safe around small children? Maybe K-Fed should move himself and the sharks to the zoo.

--Click here for Gnarls Barkley's backstage concert demands. Nothing out of the ordinary. Milk? Check. Grey Goose? Check, Check. Pack of Magnum condoms. You know it!

--MAC tells Sandra Bernhard: You can talk about the bodily fluids of a horny barnyard bird, but don't talk about the GOPs!

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August 16, 2006 

Hump Day News

--Rick Fox lands a role on FX's "Dirt." I always said he wore too much gel to be a ball player.

--James Woods dumps his 20-year old, chain-smoking girlfriend.

--Christina Aguilera wants to get Halle Berry naked. Berry should do it to make up for taking part in the most awkward/weird sex scene EVER on screen.

--Madonna does what she should have done 20 years ago.

--Heath and Michelle love the stalkerazzi:

--Paris Hilton buys grave site next to Marilyn Monroe in order to bury her pet goat there. I don't make this stuff up, guys!

--Lance Bass lets his broke boyfriend move in.

--Thousands flock to Graceland on the 29th anniversary of Elvis's death.

--Marcia Cross calls Barbara Walters out for being "tabloid-y."

--Actor Bruno Kirby dies at 57.

--Boy George makes community service look fun:

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August 15, 2006 

Tuesday's News

Hey gang--

We're gonna try something a little new for awhile. I'm not having as much time in the morning to do a post per story, so I'm just going to link to them all with a little tagline. You'll have to click on the story to read it, and then hit "Back" to come back to my page and go on to the next one. Sorry to make you do a little more work. Hopefully, things will be back to normal soon.

:) Lawren

Today host Lauer expecting #3.

Did Shanna's partying and wandering eye cause the demise of the Barkers?

Don't have a cow, China.

Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley's daughter Alexa is set to release her first album. Wow. Those are some big shoes to fill.

Jerry Springer is the latest "celebrity" to join Dancing With the Stars.

Firecrotchgate still goes on...

Time has profiled the best time-wasters on the web. Sadly, MP&S didn't make the Celebrity Gossip category.

Hugh Grant is engaged to someone no one cares about.

"Almost Divorced"

Lance's "Lovely" Ladies. I never thought I'd see "Lance Armstrong" and "skanky" in the same sentence.

P. Daddy again?

And, Nicole Richie still looks like Skeletor:

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August 11, 2006 

Hil Is Busting Out All Over

A "presidential bust" of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was unveiled Wednesday at New York's Museum of Sex, where sculptor Daniel Edwards hopes it will spark discussion about sex, politics and celebrity.

Edwards, the artist who also created a life-size nude of Britney Spears giving birth on a bear-skin rug, said he wanted to capture Clinton's age and femininity in the sculpture.

Clinton's office had no immediate comment.

Edwards said his work features a soft "presidential smile" and wrinkles framing her eyes. A floral pattern runs across her breasts, part of Edwards' effort to present Clinton "as a woman — not a covered-up person, but as a woman." "I didn't want to give her a face lift or change her age," he said of his work. "The key was to reveal her chest a little bit. She usually covers herself up, but I don't think that's necessary."

Perhaps getting ahead of himself, the artist has titled the sculpture "The Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: The First Woman President of the United States of America."

--I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Source: MSNBC

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Paris Gets Bitten

BabyLove - the adorable little kinkajou that Paris Hilton adopted last year - attacked the hotel heiress early Tuesday and bit her on the arm.

Hilton was playing with the monkey, which normally roams the rain forests of Central and South America by night, when it took a chomp out of her. She was treated at an emergency room and called her publicist, Elliot Mintz, at 3 a.m. to report that she'd survived the ordeal.

--Hope the little guys didn't contract anything.

Source: New York Post

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Brangelina Brawl?

Angelina Jolie is asking friends to spy on Brad Pitt.

The "Mr & Mrs Smith" actress is said to be very clingy after the birth of the
couple's daughter Shiloh two months ago, and has been keeping a track of
Brad's while he is filming 'Ocean's Thirteen' in Los Angeles.

A source revealed: "Angie is suffering a little from the baby blues but
she's been extra stressed since Brad left, asking friends to report back on
his every move and sometimes calling him up to 10 times a day." The star - who is currently living in the couple's Malibu mansion with Shiloh and their two adopted children, Maddox, four, and Zahara, 17 months – is reportedly making Brad feel "smothered".

The source Britain’s Grazia magazine: "Brad has had to tell her, 'Stop
smothering me!' "He says she needs to relax and stop treating him like a kid, but Angelina has been telling friends she's unhappy because they talked about not working for a year after Shiloh was born."

Stories about Brad's wild partying with co-stars and old pals, Matt Damon
and George Clooney, have only increased Angelina's worries. The source said: "Angie knows George is a party hound who is surrounded by
women 24/7. It isn't an ideal scenario for a guy with a family."

Meanwhile , Star Magazine reports on July 29th shock waves ripped through the posh Hotel Bel Air in L.A. when a gorgeous brunette with three young children an assistant and a bodyguard in tow- showed up in need of last minute accommodations. Brad Pitt was nowhere in sight!! Sources close to Angelina Jolie told Star that Jolie stormed out of the Malibu mansion she shares with Pitt after a fight.

Angelina Jolie leaving was a power play reports Star Magazine. Brad was reportedly “stunned” and “incredibly angry,” says the insider.

Source: The Bosh

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SPF Worst Dressed

The September issue of Esquire has named little Sean Preston Federline the “Worst Dressed Man in the World” on its annual Best and Worst Dressed Men lists.

Regarding Britney Spears‘ less than stellar wardrobe choices for her son the magazine says that “being the offspring of a hyper fertile backup dancer and prematurely wilted flower is no excuse, but being 12 months almost is…As soon as you gain some dexterity, straighten out your hat.”

Little Federline joins Jennifer Lopez‘ husband Marc Anthony and aging, leg-biting rocker Axl Rose on the Worst Dressed list, while upcoming star of the new James Bond film, Daniel Craig, gets top honors.

Source: Us Weekly

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Did you know that none other than MC Hammer has a new song out? It's even produced by the famous Scott Storch.

Click here to listen. It's titled, "Hammertime." How original.

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Peet Pregnant?

Actress Amanda Peet is reportedly trying to hide the fact she's pregnant with fiance David Benioff's baby.

The star is desperate to keep her baby news a secret as she films new TV show Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip. A source tells Life & Style, "It's being kept a secret on the set, but she's three months along."

Source: IMDB

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Screech Gets In Fight With Woman

Dustin Diamond, who played geeky Screech Powers on the '90s teen comedy Saved by the Bell, says he scuffled with a woman at an Omaha hotel earlier this week.

Diamond, who performed at the Funny Bone Comedy Club Thursday through Sunday, told a Tampa, radio station that a woman broke into his room in a west Omaha hotel early Monday morning. Diamond said the woman grabbed some video games, and he held her against the hotel room door until police arrived.

The 28-year-old woman denied attacking Diamond and told police he had assaulted her. Omaha Police Sgt. Teresa Negron said no charges have been filed. "It's a case of 'he said, she said,'" Negron said.

Diamond, 29, is touring the United States with an 18-and-older standup comedy show.

Source: USA Today

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Hatch Not Liking Prison

Richard Hatch, who won the $1 million prize on the debut season of “Survivor,” says he’s finding it difficult to adjust to life in prison.

Hatch, 45, of Newport, R.I., was convicted by a federal jury in January of failing to pay taxes on the prize and other income. He was sentenced in May to 51 months in prison by a judge who said the reality TV star had repeatedly lied on the witness stand. He arrived at the minimum-security facility in Morgantown on July 25.

Hatch, who became known as the “fat naked guy” for refusing to wear clothes on the CBS show, is now required to wear khaki shirts and pants. “I’m doing lots of intake stuff, like clothing and getting to know the place ... but I don’t think I will adjust to any of this until I can prove I was unethically prosecuted,” he told The Dominion Post of Morgantown during a phone interview Wednesday.

Hatch said he will be tutoring inmates, helping them to earn their GEDs and hone their job-hunting skills. “Sure, people know my name ... there are 1,300-plus inmates who think they know me, so it’s an interesting experience,” he said. “They all have questions — want to know what this experience is like and what ‘Survivor’ was about.”

While his lawyer works on his appeal, Hatch said he is using his time to read and write a book about his experiences on “Survivor” and his subsequent legal problems. “I’m focused on writing what has gone so terribly wrong,” he said.

Source: MSNBC

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Emeril Cooks For Astronauts

Chef Emeril Lagasse had a long-distance audience today — the crew of the International Space Station.

The astronauts sampled Lagasse's version of space food — with dishes like "Mardi Gras Jumbulaya" and mashed potatoes with bacon. "Excellent," was the review from American Jeff Williams. The food was flown up to the station by the space shuttle last month.

Five of Lagasse's recipes were adapted by NASA for use in space. In the space-to-ground hookup, Lagasse asked various food questions and said he'd keep working with NASA to improve space cuisine.

Williams responded that space station could use a good chef as a crew member. Emeril gave his trademark reply: "That would be really kicking it up a couple of notches."

Source: Foxnews

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August 10, 2006 

Vaughniston Engaged?

Three tales...Yes, No, Maybe?

Us Weekly has confirmed that Vince Vaughn, 36, has popped the question to his girlfriend of one year, Jennifer Aniston, 37. “They’re engaged!” a friend of the couple’s tells Us, adding, “Vince almost cries whenever he tells the story of the proposal.”

On June 27, as the couple returned home on a private Gulfstream jet to L.A. after a romantic, nine-day vacation at Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis’ $25 million coastal retreat near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the actor nervously got down on bended knee. At that moment, he asked for Aniston’s hand in marriage – with, say sources, a substantial diamond ring.

“He was going to propose on the beach during the trip, but he chickened out because he wasn’t sure if she would accept,” says the source. “But he knew he was leaving town [to film Into the Wild in South Dakota] for awhile, so he just felt he had to ask her before they landed.”

Source: Us Weekly

Jennifer Aniston's camp says Us Weekly has major egg on its face for reporting that she and Vince Vaughn are engaged after he proposed with "a ring bigger than Brad's." "They are not engaged. The Us story is a complete fabrication," fumed Aniston's flack Stephen Huvane. "She has no ring, there was no proposal and they are not engaged. I could not be more clear about this," Huvane said.

Source: New York Post

The editors of America's Us Weekly magazine are refusing to back down after their headline-making news about a Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston engagement was rubbished by the actress' publicist.

Aniston's spokesman Stephen Huvane attacked Us Weekly editor Janice Min after she appeared on Today yesterday, insisting the celebrity couple have been engaged for almost two months. He blasted, "She is wrong. There is no engagement." But the publication's executive editor, Ken Baker, hit back on showbiz news program Access Hollywood last night suggesting the magazine's sources are perhaps better than the publicist's.

Baker said, "You're only as good as your sources and I would just ask him to check his sources. They are engaged, they are getting married and they are as happy as they've ever been."

Source: IMDB

Who knows?

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The Owner of "Sexy"

Hip-hop mogul Sean Combs has given Justin Timberlake permission to use his catchphrase "sexy" for his comeback single.

The Bad Boy Entertainment boss is famed for his use of the word, and he has no problem with Timberlake hijacking the term for his song "Sexyback."

Diddy says, "I'm a big fan of Justin and he's allowed to use my catchphrase 'sexy' and run with it. I mean, I got it from somebody else, so it's all good. "(But) I am the king of the sexy, Justin. Let's not get it twisted."

--This guy is warped.

Source: Contact Music

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Creepy Joe

Joe Simpson has often displayed boundary issues in the process of turning his daughters, Jessica, 26, and Ashlee, 21, into sexual commodities (“She’s got double Ds!” Joe told GQ of Jessica’s bust in 2004. “You can’t cover those suckers up!”) , but sources are saying that the girls have had enough. Why? This is, after all, the man who praises the sexiness of daughter Jessica’s body, and who, a source tells Us Weekly, told stories at an MTV meeting of helping her to fit for her first bra.

Says a source who works with them, “It creeps everyone out. And he thinks he knows what he’s doing, and that he’s doing the best for his kids.”

Indeed, once a manager who had a firm grip on every move his daughters made, Joe, 48, has become a dad who can’t get his kids to give him the time of day due to his controlling and “obnoxious” behavior. Simpson insiders say the sisters are taking the reins from the man who helped make them all rich.

“Back in the day, if Joe wanted Jess anywhere he’d just order her to come – but that clearly isn’t the case now,” says a source.

Source: Us Weekly

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Past Flames

Conspiculously absent at the "Hollywoodland" premiere in Southampton last weekend was Jon Bon Jovi.

The Jersey-born rocker has a place in East Hampton and has been a fixture on the swanky South Fork social scene this summer. But he had good reason to skip this movie, which stars Ben Affleck as original TV "Superman" George Reeves, and Diane Lane as the movie mogul's wife Reeves was having an affair with when he died under mysterious circumstances in 1959.

When Bon Jovi split from his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, in the mid-'80s, he had a torrid love affair with Lane that ended very badly. In fact, he wrote "You Give Love a Bad Name" about Lane: "An angel's smile is what you sell/ You promise me heaven, then put me through hell." The heartbreak drove Bon Jovi back into the arms of Hurley, who married him in 1989 and bore him four children.

Source: New York Post

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Just weeks after splitting from Carmen Electra, Dave Navarro is taking up with a fellow not-quite-singleton, adult film star Jenna Jameson.

"It's new," says a Navarro source of the relationship between the Rock Star: Supernova host, 39, and Jameson, 32. "They're not officially dating."

Navarro and Electra announced their "amicable separation" in July after less than three years of marriage. Days later, he wrote on his blog: "Carmen and I love each other. … Do (I) have a girlfriend? No."

Jameson is currently separated from her husband, Jay Grdina, who performs in adult films under the name Justin Sterling. "We have been together for eight years and have had a great relationship," Grdina said on Tuesday. "We are best friends and love each other, but definitely need a break. It's nice every once in a while to change it up. Neither of us is really dating anyone, just having fun."

Navarro and Jameson co-hosted this year's Erotica L.A. event in June at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Source: People

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Williams In Rehab

Robin Williams is seeking treatment for alcoholism, his publicist, Mara Buxbaum, told the Associated Press Wednesday.

Buxbaum told the AP that Williams, 55, had been sober for 20 years.

Williams "found himself drinking again and has decided to take proactive measures to deal with this for his own well-being and the well-being of his family," Buxbaum said in a statement. "He looks forward to returning to work this fall to support his upcoming film releases."

Williams is currently starring in the thriller The Night Listener.

Source: People

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Dolls Fined

Malaysian authorities fined organizers of a concert by the chart-topping Pussycat Dolls for allowing the singers to wear skimpy costumes and for their "sexually suggestive routines," a news report said Wednesday.

The Subang Jaya Municipal Council, which administers the suburb where the concert was held in late July, fined organizers Absolute Entertainment 10,000 ringgit ($2,714) for flouting decency regulations, the Malay Mail tabloid reported.

"The Pussycat Dolls were guilty of performing sexually suggestive routines on stage," council President Mohamad Arif Abdul Rahman was quoted as saying. "In terms of their eye-popping attire, well, there's a lot of proof of that from our sources and the media." The council plans to take the organizer to court if the company fails to settle the fine, the paper said.

--I'm sorry, but don't book a band called the Pussycat Dolls and bitch that they have a sexually explicit routine. I mean, DUH.

--Thanks for the tip, Aubrey.

Source: Indy Star

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Miller Joins Fox

Dennis Miller is hardly shy about expressing his conservative political views. The 52-year-old comedian, who has voiced his support for President Bush and the U.S. invasion of Iraq, will talk politics as a contributor on Fox News' "Hannity & Colmes," network spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Miller starts Sept. 13. He will also provide commentary on the Fox News Web site, Klinghoffer said.

In 2003, Miller was a regular guest on "Hannity & Colmes," hosted by Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes. He also had his own short-lived CNBC political talk show, "Dennis Miller."

Source: Seattle PI

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August 09, 2006 

Laguna Breakups

Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari, 19, and her boyfriend, Brody Jenner, 22, have split.

"Yes, Brody and I broke up," Cavallari said. "It's just hard right now because I am working all the time. We're still good friends though." The off-and-on couple, who met through Laguna Beach costar Talan Torriero, originally broke up in the fall, but got back together shortly afterward.

In between spending time with Jenner, (the son of Olympian Bruce Jenner), Cavallari was spotted several times with Nick Lachey, but friends said at the time the relationship was "not anything serious."


Laguna Beach stars Lauren "L.C." Conrad and Jason Wahler have split up. "Its true. Lauren broke up with him last week," Conrad's rep, Nicole Perez, said

Being single isn't slowing Conrad down a bit: The 20-year-old, who now appears on The Hills, took a trip to Las Vegas last weekend with her girlfriends, including Hills pal Heidi Montag. Meanwhile, Wahler, 19, partied in Los Angeles over the weekend at Les Deux with Laguna pal Stephen Colletti. Wahler, wearing Adidas track pants and a t-shirt, got wild on the dance floor, according to a source.

"He was all over the place," says an onlooker, "Every time I saw him, he was talking to a different girl." Wahler's partying ways contributed to the couple's breakup, a source said. This is not the first time they've split. The pair broke up last August, then reunited. "We're pretty serious now," Conrad told said

As for the future, Conrad plans to return to L.A.'s Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in the fall, and will film a second season of The Hills.

--Jason is such a losebag. He's a total moron.

Source: People

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The Battle Wages On

The mutual hatred of Tori Spelling and her mother, Candy, is making it impossible to honor the memory of the family's patriarch, TV producer Aaron Spelling.

Candy not only had Tori cut out of her father's will - sources close to Tori now claim Candy has put the kibosh on an ABC special honoring Aaron because Tori was going to host the project. That follows a re port that Candy had Tori disinvited from this month's Emmy Awards, where Aaron will also receive a tribute.

Meanwhile, Tori's brother, Randy, is said to be working on a biopic about his father's life - which does not involve Tori. Kevin Sasaki, a rep for Candy and Randy, said, "I don't know about [the biopic project]. But as for the special, Candy just felt the timing was not right for the ABC special because the Emmy Awards are doing a big tribute, and it was all too close together. It has nothing to do with Tori hosting the ABC special . . . And she is not having Tori disinvited from the Emmys. She has no power over the invitations . . . She's disheartened by all of these stories."

Source: New York Post

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Natasha Bedingfield has been signed up to perform the theme tune for the latest Rocky film.

The singer was approached personally by Sylvester Stallone, and will perform 'Still Here', a song written by Diane Warren. The sixth Rocky movie follows the retired boxer, as he decides to step back in the ring.

--Um, WHAT?

Source: Digital Spy

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Suri In VF?

Suri Cruise's days of being a mys tery baby some believe doesn't really exist are about up.

Sources say Vanity Fair has landed the first photos of the care fully guarded tot spawned by Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes last April. The pictures were taken by celebrity snapper Annie Leibovitz and will be published this fall, spies say. Both Vanity Fair and Cruise's reps had no comment.

Source: New York Post

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Baldwin Lands Sopranos Role

Daniel Baldwin's fortunes have changed following a cocaine possession scandal and a string of driving misdemeanors - he's landed a part in The Sopranos.

The actor will play himself in the final eight episodes of the acclaimed mob drama. In the episodes Baldwin has been hired by Michael Imperioli's movie director character, Christopher Moltisanti, to play a gangster in a horror film.

Last month, the actor was questioned by police in Los Angeles after he was observed speeding through a red light before crashing, while driving under a suspended license. Cops had to pull a weapon on Baldwin at the scene of the accident after he refused to co-operate with them. Officials are still considering whether or not to charge the actor with a misdemeanor driving offence. In April Baldwin was arrested for cocaine possession after he was found in a Santa Monica, California hotel with cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

--Sounds like a perfect fit!

Source: IMDB

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Life Imitating Art?

Larry David couldn't curb his enthusiasm to blow up when his beloved blue BMW 530 was dented in a Martha's Vineyard parking lot.

In what resembled a wacky scene from his HBO sitcom, the kvetching curmudgeon and his wife, Laurie, were outside a supermarket in Vineyard Haven last weekend when an out-of-control shopping cart slammed into another cart, which then crashed into David's $75,000 vehicle. "He saw there was a little dent and he was all p - - - - d off and called the cops," an eyewitness said.

"There he is in a golf shirt and shorts, flapping away with his arms. It was just like an episode on his show where something goes wrong and he gets bent out of shape." Cops confirmed David summoned them to the scene, although no charges were pressed. A call to David's agent was not returned. David has a history with BMWs - in an episode of "Seinfeld," which he co-created, Jerry gets freaked out when a BMW he's driving becomes "infected" by the body odor of a parking valet.

Source: New York Post

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David Hasselhoff tried and failed to seduce stunning actress Kate Beckinsale at a recent movie premiere because he has decided he needs to find a woman more famous than he is. Following his divorce from ex-wife Pamela Bach, Hasselhoff is on the lookout for love - and is aiming high.

He says, "I'm looking for a woman who's more famous than me. Kate Beckinsale. I whispered in her ear the other day on the red carpet (at the premiere of Click), 'I'll give you everything I have.' She just laughed. But, you know, when she met me she seemed very excited. But she's happily married, so nothing's going to happen."

Source: Starpulse

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Drummer Travis Barker has filed for divorce from his wife and Meet the Barkers costar Shanna Moakler.

"I can confirm that Travis filed this morning," Barker's rep, Dvora Vener, said. Through her publicist, Moakler said, "My only concern right now is for the welfare and best interests of my children."

Barker, 30, plays drums for the band the Transplants as well as for blink-182, which is on indefinite hiatus. Moakler, 31, is a former Miss USA who has appeared in films including Big Momma's House 2 and Pauly Shore is Dead.

Source: People

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Hugh Hefner says he's doing just fine. "I've never felt better," the 80-year-old Hefner told The Associated Press when asked Monday about a report he was in ill health.

A newspaper gossip item said Monday the Playboy empire founder had a mini-stroke. But Playboy spokesman Rob Hilburger insisted the report was "completely untrue." Then Hefner got on the phone with assurances he was OK. "We had a lingerie party Saturday night and I went up a little early because (girlfriend) Holly (Madison) had a cold. I am in very good health," Hefner said.

Hefner hosted his "Midsummer Night's Dream" party at the mansion Saturday night and a movie-night gathering the following night, Hilburger said. Guests at the Saturday party included Luke and Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Johnny Knoxville and Jimmy Kimmel, Hilburger said.

Source: USA Today

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August 08, 2006 

Next Batch of Dancing "Stars"

With the power to make household names out of relative unknowns like Kelly Monaco and Stacy Keibler and to reignite the careers of dwindling wattage celebs like Lisa Rinna and John O'Hurley, getting cast on "Dancing with the Stars" has become the hottest ticket in Hollywood.

Retired NFL running back Emmitt Smith and former child star Joey Lawrence are the latest "stars" to jump aboard the ABC groove train and will shake their moneymakers on the TV juggernaut this fall. While ABC won't confirm the final roster, Vivica A. Fox has gone on record saying she has already been cast.

And rumors have swirled that former "Saved by the Bell" star Mario Lopez and Mr. Lisa Rinna himself, Harry Hamlin, will also be on hand to Cha Cha Cha into America's living rooms. It's been confirmed that Shanna Moakler from MTV's "Meet the Barkers" has been added to the lineup.

Check out the latest Mambo kings and queens when the new season of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres on September 12.

Source: TMZ

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Swanson and Eisler Expecting

Skating with Celebrities winners Kristy Swanson and Lloyd Eisler are expecting their first child together on Valentine's Day.

Swanson, 36, an actress best known for her starring role in the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Eisler, 43, a former Olympic figure skater, met last year while filming the FOX reality competition.

The couple had denied earlier rumors that Swanson was pregnant. But in a statement provided by publicist Cheryl Kagan, Swanson says: "We wanted to wait until I completed the first trimester to officially announce our pregnancy. Lloyd and I are thrilled and wanted to share the wonderful news." The two, who live in Los Angeles, began dating in December, according to Kagan.

In fact, their romance created a scandal in the skating community. At the time, Eisler was married and his wife, Marcia O'Brien, was pregnant with their second child. The Eislers officially separated on Nov. 30, O'Brien said in February. Two weeks later O'Brien gave birth to son Seth, now 8 months (big brother Ethan is 2).

This is the first child for Swanson.

Source: People

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Scandal Tones

The next anti-Semitic rant in a vaguely Aussie accent you hear may not be Mel Gibson: it may be a cell phone.

Oasys Mobile has created a “Mel in Malibu” ringtone with a professional actor impersonating Gibson’s infamous tirade. The tirade, free to download, has the potty-mouth bits bleeped out. “We’re starting a series of Scandal Tones that are inspired by celebrities going through a scandal,” Oasys spokeswoman Gina Torres said.

Any other celebs in the company’s ringtone future? “We’re looking towards doing something with Lindsay Lohan,” Torres says. “We’re waiting until she gets hospitalized again and then we’re going to have the sound of an ambulance siren in the background and this husky-voiced Lohan sound-alike blaming it on dehydration. She’s already been hospitalized three times this year, so we figure we won’t have to wait long.”

Source: MSNBC

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Shirt Says It All

Words to live by...ha. ;)

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Straight To DVD

It looks like Avril Lavigne and Kristin Cavallari might be making a movie together, for none other than MTV Films. Rumor has it that there is a lot of buzz inside the MTV offices about Avril and Kristin playing friends in the movie based on Alex McAulay's novel, Lost Summer.

A source says, "I believe that Avril Lavigne is going to be starring with Kristin Cavallari as two friends who witness a murder in a film for MTV Films based on Alex McAulay's new novel, Lost Summer. It is not a done deal, but there is some serious buzz building over here about it. The MTV execs seem really invested in making Avril a movie star, and feel that Kristin owes them (our guess around here is that Avril is way more into this project than Kristin)."

According to Alex McAulay's website, the book is summed up as follows: It's Laguna Beach meets Cape Fear when a rich girl from California confronts murder and isolation on North Carolina's stormy Outer Banks.

Source: Egotastic

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When You Gotta Go...

The eternally classy Pink took a break from criticizing her contemporaries like Britney Spears & Paris Hilton to enjoy some quailty pee time over the weekend.

Click here to check them all out.

--Too bad the pics were leaked to the internet. Ha. I said "leaked."

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Rap mogul Jay-Z is teaming up with MTV and United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan in promoting a new initiative to educate the American public on the world's water crisis.

The Def Jam Records boss - real name Shawn Carter - will join Annan and MTV president Christina Norman at the U.N. headquarters building in New York City on Wednesday.

Jay-Z is also filming an MTV documentary that will follow him as he discovers the human cost of the current water shortage. Details about the documentary will also be revealed on Wednesday.

--I'm sure he's really worried about this.

Source: Starpulse

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Kevin Arnold Is a Dad

Former Wonder Years star Fred Savage and his wife, Jennifer Lynn Stone, welcomed their first child, a boy, Savage's agent said.

The baby was born Saturday night in Los Angeles. He weighed in at 6 lbs., 13 oz. and measured 20 inches long. The couple, who have yet to name their son, "are absolutely thrilled," Savage's agent said. The new parents were childhood pals, but their paths diverged in 1988, when Savage, then 11, moved from their Chicago suburb to L.A. to play Kevin Arnold on The Wonder Years.

Eleven years later, Savage, now 30, and Stone, 33, reconnected at Savage's birthday party. "We started talking and smooching, and we've been together ever since," the actor said after their August 2004 wedding.

Among their vows: "I promised to always bring up a glass of water to her before we go to bed, and she promised to never let me dress myself," Savage said.

Source: People

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Kiss Fans Protest

About 200 Kiss fans protested Saturday in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to demand that the band be inducted into the hall. Fans, some from as far away as California, carried signs and had painted their faces in black-and-white to resemble Kiss band members.

Those participating in the half-hour demonstration were upset that the band, formed more than 30 years ago, has not been admitted, even though it has been eligible since the late 1990s.

Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record, according to the museum's website. "Criteria include the influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll," the site says.

A museum spokesman said it was the first demonstration by fans seeking to have a group inducted. The foundation that selects inductees is based in New York City, not at the museum.

Source: USA Today

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First Kazaa, Now LimeWire

A consortium of the world's largest record labels has banded together to take on the architects behind LimeWire, and on Friday filed a joint copyright-infringement suit seeking $150,000 in damages for each song "willfully infringed" by the popular file-sharing program.

According to Reuters, the suit — filed in New York federal court — asserts LimeWire permits users to download music illegally. The filing is the latest in a series of lawsuits the music industry has filed to combat Internet piracy — an effort boosted by last year's Supreme Court ruling that content companies can take legal action against those who encourage copyright infringement.

The complaint was brought against LimeWire by Universal Music, Sony BMG, EMI and Warner Music Group. In addition to naming LimeWire, the action lists Lime Group, LLC, the company's chief executive, Mark Gorton, and chief operating officer, Greg Bildson, as defendants. The suit filed by record labels alleges LimeWire has profited from unlawful music downloads, calling the "scope of infringement ... massive," Reuters reports. The lawsuit further claims that LimeWire's executives "have had a direct financial interest in, and derived substantial benefit from, the infringement of [the labels'] copyrighted sound recordings."

Following Friday's filing, the Recording Industry Association of America — a trade group that represents the U.S. recording industry — released a statement, saying that "despite numerous efforts to engage LimeWire, the site's corporate owners have shown insufficient interest in developing a legal business model."

The complaint comes on the heels of last month's announcement that Kazaa, one of the most prevalent peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, had reached an out-of-court settlement with the world's largest music companies to resolve litigation brought against Kazaa's operators in the U.S. and Australia. As part of the settlement, Kazaa agreed to shell out more than $100 million to the labels, and vowed to introduce filtering technology to block illegal file trading.

Source: MTV

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August 07, 2006 


There's so much wrong with this I don't even know where to begin. What's worse? The shirt w/ a stain on it? The hooker lipstick? The fact that she has TWO Starbucks drinks in her hands? The (gasp! It's hard for me to even "say" it) scrunchie on her wrist? I could go on...

Source: Popsugar

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What Will Happen To the Rocky Statute?

A bronze Rocky statue is on the ropes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania because city officials can't decide where to put it.

The likeness of Sylvester Stallone's movie boxing champ was dedicated to the city by the movie star in 1982, but dignitaries still can't decide where the statue's permanent home should be. And a campaign to erect the larger-then-life statue at the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps has fallen flat because snobby museum bosses insist the piece isn't artistic enough.

A spokesman for the city Art Commission says, "It's a prop." The commission has suggested the search should continue to find a permanent home for Stallone's statue. Stallone, himself, who will return with a sixth Rocky film later this year, has been fighting to find the statue a suitable home after learning it had been placed in storage.

Source: IMDB

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Aim High

Click here to meet Michelle Nunes, Miss Hooters International 2006.

My favorite quotes: "Michelle's family is “beaming with joy” over her recent win. “My grandpa [in Ferndale] carries around my picture and shows it off,” she explains."


"Nunes admits her body went through a slight “transition” after she was hired, but claims it was for her - not the restaurant."

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Carmen Is the New Anna Nicole

Anna Nicole Smith allegedly lost all her excess blubber by using the weight loss supplement TrimSpa. Now Carmen Electra is claiming the secret to her slammin' body is not due to good genes, marathon gym sessions or a strict diet, but to a miracle pill named NV.

NV calls itself the world's first beauty-enhancing, weight loss pill and claims its "all-natural complexes help women lose weight by supporting fat loss and appetite suppression, look radiant by improving the health of hair, skin and nails, and feel dynamic by increasing energy levels throughout the day." Got that?

The former Baywatch babe is the spokesperson for the product and says NV is "my secret to maintaining my looks, energy and confidence."

Source: TMZ

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Lisa Turtle Settles

Former Saved By The Bell star Lark Voorhies has dropped her lawsuit against US tabloid the National Enquirer.

The actress, who played Lisa Turtle on the US teen show, alleged the Enquirer printed false accusations that she was addicted to cocaine. The article also quoted a "friend" of Voorhies' saying she had a "terrible drug problem" and was "bipolar." Voorhies claims the Enquirer article cost her several acting jobs, invaded her privacy and caused her "humiliation, embarrassment, hurt feelings, metal anguish and suffering."

The star's attorney, Cyrus J Nownejadi tells celebrity website, "The allegations are untrue and the matter has been resolved."

Source: IMDB

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Beaner Wears Curt's PJ's

Frances Bean Cobain stunned photographers on a new Elle magazine photo shoot when she turned up wearing her late father Kurt Cobain's old pajamas.

The shoot featured celebrity offspring wearing the clothes of their rock 'n' roll parents -- with Kimberly and Ruby Stewart sporting old lumberjack coats belonging to their dad Rod, and Midge Ure's daughter Molly Lorenne modeling the coat her father wore in the Ultravox video for "Vienna."

But 14-year-old Cobain's apparel, first worn by the tragic Nirvana frontman on his wedding day to Courtney Love, was a more bizarre choice. She says, "He got married to my mom in them in Hawaii in 1992 so I thought it'd be cute if I wore them today."

Source: SF Gate

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Who Is She Kidding?

Paris Hilton, who has been linked to a string of rich and famous men, wants to set the record straight about her sexy image.

"People think I sleep with everyone, but I'm not like that," the Simple Life star and hotel heiress tells British GQ in its September issue. "Kissing is all I do."

In fact, Hilton, 25, says, "I'm not having sex for a year. I've decided. … I'll kiss, but nothing else." For that matter, the star reveals that she's only ever had sex with two men in her entire life. "The reason so many of my relationships don't work is guys are like, 'Hey what's going on? It's been like four months and I'm only getting a kiss here,' " she says.

When it comes to chastity, says Hilton, "I feel good about it. I like the way guys go crazy when they can't have sex with you." Expanding upon that philosophy, she theorizes, "If he can't have you, he stays interested, the moment he has you he's gone. Unless he is really in love with you."

As for the subject of guys, specifically the ones who have been in her life, Hilton says of her first love, Jason Shaw: "He's amazing. We are very close and he lives next door to me." Of former fiancé Paris Latsis: "I won't get back with him." Of former USC football star Matt Leinart: "We're good friends, we just hang out together. He's a good guy."

Hilton also says that she thinks she'll only be married once, and when it comes to going out on a date, she likes to be treated "like a princess."

Source: People

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Brit And Sheen--Business Partners?

Pregnant pop star Britney Spears is desperate to go into business with star Charlie Sheen after falling in love with his range of kid's clothing.

Sheen launched his hugely successful Sheen Kidz line in April with business partner Michael Berens and the range is now sold in more than 125 stores. A source tells Ok! magazine, "Brit's people approached Sheen Kidz out of the blue. She'd seen his clothing and really liked it." "She wants to start her own children's clothing line and she thought Sheen Kidz would be able to help get things off the ground."

The Two And A Half Men star is reportedly open to expanding his business with the pop star. The source adds, "Charlie believes it would be fun to work with Britney."

The singer, whose son Sean Preston will celebrate his first birthday September 14th, is due to deliver her second around the same time.

Source: Teen Hollywood

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Will Caught In Crossfire

Will Ferrell isn't into watersports. In town to launch "Talladega Nights," the funnyman took his family to Bed New York for a quiet cocktail when a fight with water guns and ice buckets broke out.

The overheated scenesters on the roof deck were "running around like inebriated kids at recess," said one source. Ferrell did his best to evade the spray, but two scantily clad women armed with supersoakers were brave enough to "accidentally" catch him in the crossfire. The usually fun and carefree Ferrell wasn't amused at being drenched and had bodyguards escort him out pronto.

Source: New York Post

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Blogging All The Way To Jail

Before there was YouTube's crush of do-it-yourself video online, Josh Wolf was busy taking media into his own hands. As one of the Internet's earliest videobloggers, Wolf thrust himself onto the front lines of citizen journalism, uploading his politically spiked, home-grown content onto

While bypassing old media gatekeepers — like editors and programming schedules — Wolf, 24, gained unprecedented access to the Web's global stage, but he also fast won notoriety for his attempts to democratize the media. Last year, Wolf earned the wrath of Al Gore's youth cable channel, Current TV, when he criticized the new station's hiring practices along with its video submission policies on his blog. In protest, he started the Rise Up! Network, a non-profit alternative media site, where anyone can feature his or her own video work and retain exclusive rights.

Now the videoblogger is enmeshed in a new digital media controversy. On Tuesday, Wolf was thrown into federal prison for refusing to testify before a U.S. grand jury and for failing to hand over unpublished video footage he shot during a raucous clash on the streets between San Francisco police officers and anti-G8 protesters last year. Wolf posted some of the video on his blog, and some clips were aired on TV newscasts that later paid Wolf for the footage. But the feds are demanding to see everything that wasn't made public. They allege that the unused portion of Wolf's video may show the patrol car being set afire — part of a federal crime, the government asserts. Wolf denies there is an attempted arson on his videotape. The feds say they have jurisdiction over the case because the police car is partly U.S. government property since the S.F.P.D. receives federal anti-terrorism money.

"Not only does this logic seem silly," Wolf told TIME in June after receiving his final subpoena, "but if unchallenged it will have a deleterious effect on the state protections afforded to many journalists, both independent and those that are part of the established media." Judge William Alsup of Federal District Court rejected Wolf's arguments, and declared him in contempt of court. So he is now being held in a detention center in Dublin, Calif., where he could remain until next July when the grand jury expires, or earlier if his attorneys can convince the court his custody becomes punitive because he won't turn over the court-ordered materials. Wolf maintains that as a freelance videographer and blogger, he is an independent journalist protected under the state's generous shield law, which protects journalists' confidential, unpublished material obtained while reporting. He adamantly resists what he sees as the government's attempt to force him to identify various activists captured in his tapes. "It goes against every moral fiber in my body to sit back and out people for their political beliefs," he said, adding that if this interpretation stands, it could "kill politically contentious journalism in America."

This could also be a landmark case, since Wolf is the first blogger to be targeted by federal authorities for refusing to cooperate with a grand jury.

Source: Time

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August 04, 2006 

To Believe, Or Not To Believe?

Tom Cruise's ex-girlfriend, Penelope Cruz, is the latest celeb to say she's seen Suri Cruise.

"I met Suri. She is really beautiful. She is really special," the 32-year-old actress told reporters Thursday at the London premiere of her new film, Volver. "One of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen. And I am extremely happy for them. They are really happy and doing great."

Cruz, who dated Cruise from 2001 to 2004, declined to offer other details of the meeting. Suri, the daughter of Cruise, 44, and Katie Holmes, 27, hasn't been seen in public since she was born on April 18.

But this month, Jada Pinkett Smith said that she also has seen the baby. "She's one of the sweetest babies I've ever met in my life," she said. "She's an absolute beauty and she's Daddy's little girl." Cruise's pal and fellow Scientologist, Leah Remini, has also met Suri. The King of Queens star said Suri "looks like Tom and Katie. She's just beautiful."

--Ok. Is anyone buying all these Suri sightings?

Source: People

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Call Forbes!

Paris Hilton Quote of the Week:

Paris brags that she is a more successful businesswoman than Jennifer Lopez. "I've made, like, $200 million in the last year, while J.LO's only made $150 million so it's doing pretty well."

Source: Popsugar

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Someone Tell Him He's Got No Talent

Kevin Federline may still only be a fledgling pop star, but he is already eyeing a career on the big screen.

Although Federline is trying to establish himself as a singer by performing at the Teen Choice Awards on August 20, 2006, and releasing an album, he insists he's ready to try out acting.

However, he didn't even make it to his first audition. He tells In Touch, "I've already been offered a couple of scripts. The most interesting one was a role as a drug dealer, starring Ben Affleck's brother.

"I was supposed to audition, but I got really sick and couldn't make it"

Federline says he's interested in pursuing all types of roles,adding, "Sometimes I wake up in a comedic mood, and sometimes I wake up in a serious mood. "With acting, you've got to be able to channel that for three months straight."

Source: Female First

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Luda Gets a Haircut

Ludacris has lopped off the long braids that have been his trademark for nearly a decade -- and not because of the heat.

The rapper, whose real name is Chris Bridges, says his new, short hairdo -- a "shadow fade" -- was a "spur of the moment kind of thing." He acknowledges that after years of wearing braids, cornrows or a giant 'fro, he'd simply run out of new styles.

But he says the new look is symbolic of a larger change. "This album that's coming out is so different than all the record material that I've recorded over the past four albums that I needed to complement the new sound with a new look," Bridges said by phone from Los Angeles.

Bridges says the album, "Release Therapy," is a clear departure that tackles more serious issues like the government and its response to Hurricane Katrina, being a father to his daughter, Karma, and his relationship with God. "It's a lot of things that I'm speaking on that I've never talked about," he says. "I felt like people knew who Ludacris was, but people never knew who Chris Bridges was."

Source: Foxnews

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In an attempt to capitalize on the success of their hit single, the Pussycat Dolls have received an eight-episode order from The CW for a 2006-07 season reality series. "The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll" will try to follow the format of the successful "America's Next Top Model," in order to find their newest member.

According to TV Week The series, tentatively titled "The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll," will feature young female hopefuls living together in a competition in which their music and dance abilities will be judged. At least some of the series will include live elements.

--Zzzz...a year from now, no one will remember the Pussycat Dolls...

Source: A Socialite's Life

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J.Lo Is Out of Dallas

Debbie may do Dallas, but Jennifer Lopez won't.

The Enough star has pulled out of the now slightly less star-studded big screen remake of the '80s TV hit, with nary an explanation regarding her departure. "She is out of Dallas," Lopez's publicist, Leslie Sloane-Zelnick, said Thursday, denying reports that her client's exit was abrupt but declining to shed light on her decision to cut and run. No potential replacements have been named.

Marc Anthony's better half was set to star as the adulterous and alcoholic Sue Ellen Ewing in the film adaptation opposite would-be celluloid hubby John Travolta, who is set to play the oil tycoon J.R. Ewing, filling the shoes of original TV star Larry Hagman.

Source: Yahoo

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Enough Already!

Bruce Willis just won't die — again.

The 51-year-old actor has signed on to a fourth Die Hard movie, 20th Century Fox said Wednesday, returning him to the wisecracking tough-guy character that made him an action star 18 years ago.

The film, titled Live Free or Die Hard, features his John McClane police officer attempting to stop a techno-terrorist from shutting down the nation's computer systems on the Fourth of July. The story takes place around Washington, D.C., and will be directed by Underworld: Evolution filmmaker Len Wiseman.

Willis is the latest leading man to revisit one of his iconic action characters years later. Sylvester Stallone is reprising his boxer for a new sequel Rocky Balboa, and Harrison Ford has been in negotiations for years to make a fourth Indiana Jones movie.

Die Hard has been a lucrative franchise. The first three movies took in $739 million worldwide, and that's not counting DVD sales. The new Die Hard will be released next June 29, just before the July Fourth holiday.

Source: USA Today

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The Newark Bears, a minor league baseball team, are hosting a Britney Spears Baby Safety Night to spread the message about keeping babies safe in vehicles.

The event is named for the 24-year-old pop star who drew criticism when she was photographed with her baby son, Sean Preston, sitting on her lap as she drove, and later, in a car seat facing forward rather than facing backward, which some safety regulations say is best.

Fans attending Friday night's game will receive information on baby car seat safety and a chance to win a free car seat from the American Automobile Association. Those who dress as a baby, bring a baby toy or bring their baby — a child under the age of 4 — get in free.

Source: Foxnews

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Ethical Line of Hair Products

Busty beauty Pamela Anderson is teaming up with haircare giant Bed Head to launch a range of ethical hair products for people and their pets.

Anderson, a staunch animal rights activist, is thrilled about the new deal, which she describes as her "first wedding present" since she married Kid Rock on the weekend.

She says, "I received my first wedding present! From my friends at Bed Head. "I got the call that it is confirmed. I'm absolutely doing a whole line of hair care for people and animals. "Only tested on humans of course. Hair care and body care including hot rollers, and sunscreens. It will all be out soon."

Source: Female First

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August 03, 2006 


Eva Mendes? Gorgeous and stylish as usual. But, what the eff is going on with Jane Fonda? She looks like a high school art teacher with that outfit and Wal-Mart purchased dye job. Damn!

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Babs' Plastic Surgery?

Looks like Babs may have gotten some work done:

Source: A Socialite's Life

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Daisy Speaks

The illegitimate daughter of Gavin Rossdale speaks out for the first time about her rocker father and Gwen Stefani in the September issue of W magazine, on stands tomorrow.

Daisy Lowe, 17, was raised by her mom, fashion designer Pearl Lowe, and Pearl's longtime boyfriend, Supergrass drummer, Danny Goffey. Lowe, who thought Goffey was her dad until she was 15 (as did her mother) - tells W what she went through when it was revealed her real father was the former frontman for Bush.

"It was a really weird time in my life," says Lowe. "I stopped going out and just sort of hid from it a lot. The press - they were absolutely horrible, just wankers." Rossdale, who was Daisy's godfather before he was identified as her father, hasn't become very close to his daughter. He and Lowe exchange e-mails occasionally. Lowe still considers Goffey her "dad." She told W, "I definitely don't call Gwen 'Stepmum.' "

Source: New York Post

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D&G is going risque with their new ad campaign:

Source: Dlisted

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How Fun Would This Be?

Ocean's Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub has built an exclusive on-set poker lounge for the cast and crew of sequel Ocean's 13.

Stars like George Clooney and Brad Pitt will be able to gamble and live it up between takes in the Las Vegas-style gambling den in Los Angeles. Weintraub says, "It was inspired by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, guys I hung around with all my life, who made the original Ocean's Eleven."

The Ocean's Club lounge will also double up as a cafeteria, where cast and crew will eat breakfast and lunch together - and there will be a 24-hour bar where the stars can hang out at the end of the day's filming. And the celebrities needn't worry about drinking and driving - there will be a 24-hour driving service to ferry them home if they sip one too many cocktails. Shooting on the third Ocean's film starts this weekend.

Source: IMDB

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A Piece of Paris

Paris Hilton is auctioning off some of her baubles on Ebay. Click here to check it out.

--I don't know about you, but I'm eyeing the Dolce and Gabbana bra-choker set.

--Thanks for the tip, Iceman.

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The Prime Minister of Great Britain, Tony Blair, was recently caught hob-nobbing with hip-hop star Snoop Dog at Hollywood’s most glamorous nightspot.

That’s right, Bad Boy Blair was spotted scoffing canapes and sipping gin and juice with Tha Doggfather at Tinseltown’s exclusive Skybar on Monday night.

--I wonder what they chatted about, or if Blair could name even one of Snoop's tunes.

Source: The Sun

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"Let Him Fly"

Last Christmas season, while she was going through "a really tough time," Jessica Simpson introduced her sister Ashlee to one of her favorite songs, Patty Griffin's "Let Him Fly."

"We laid there listening to the song and just cried and cried like babies," Jessica recalled. "In a lot of ways, my sister really gave me the strength to pull through this really hard time. And it was just laying there and being with her that got me through it. I knew everything would be OK. The song is about how sometimes you just have to know when to let something go. And that was that moment. And I had to sing it."

Simpson, who had just filed for divorce, went on to record her own rendition of the song, which closes out her fifth album, A Public Affair, due August 29. And unlike the title track — the LP's first single — there's no question "Let Him Fly" is a statement about her failed marriage to Nick Lachey.

Source: MTV

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Yes or No?

Yesterday I reported that "Queer Eye" had been canceled. Now, it seems there are conflicting reports:

Despite Internet reports to the contrary, Bravo's hit TV show "Queer Eye" has not been canceled and is still going strong. Jai Rodriguez, one of the "Fab Five," was quoted on the Web site saying, "We haven't been asked back for 2007." But a spokeswoman for Bravo says that he was misquoted.

TMZ went straight to Bravo to clear up the confusion. Bravo said in a statement: "Bravo's Emmy Award-winning 'Queer Eye' has just wrapped its production cycle. These all-new episodes of 'Queer Eye' premiere every Tuesday at 10 PM ET/PT, through the fall season. A whole new season is slated for 2007. 'Queer Eye' remains the core of our Tuesday night strategy."

On the next episode of "Queer Eye" -- airing August 8 -- the guys make over three generations of hard-core horse racing enthusiasts. Also, a new a new strand of weight loss episodes will kickoff on Tuesday, August 22 with Erik and Khadijah, adorable soul mates who love to laugh a lot ... and eat a lot together.

Source: TMZ

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Naveen The Cheater?

What was Lost's Naveen Andrews – who's dated Barbara Hershey since 1998 – doing on Manhattan Beach on Saturday with a mystery blonde?

"I have no comment," his rep said. "Naveen and Barbara are still together."

In fact, during a People interview just hours before the beach romp, Andrews, 37 – who plays former Iraqi soldier Sayid on the hit ABC drama – insisted all was well. "(My private life) seems to be dysfunctional," he said, "(but) what's actually going on. … is good and pure."

In January, Andrews admitted he'd fathered a baby boy with another woman during a brief 2005 split from Hershey, 58. "I have every intention of assuming appropriate responsibility for the child," he said in a statement at the time. The British-born actor also said that he and Hershey had worked things out and remained committed to their relationship.

Over the years, Andrews's love life has taken some movie-worthy twists, including a romance with a math teacher at his London high school that began in his late teens. Though Geraldine Feakins was 15 years older, "I must stress that we didn't begin living together until I was over 18," Andrews said last year, refuting tabloid reports that had them moving in together when he was 16. That six-year union produced a son, Jaisal, now 13 and living with his mother. "We see each other every school holiday," Andrews said.

Source: People

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August 02, 2006 

Secret Tomcat Wedding In The Works?

A local Hollywood resident had the following tip to report to the MollyGood blog:

"I live in Beachwood Canyon (right up the hill from the Scientology Celebrity Centre) and there is most definitely something going on soon. I know that Tom and Katie have been there twice in the last week and now the Centre is covered in tents and outdoor chandeliers. Huge planters are IN THE STREET to prevent anyone driving too close (yeah, it's really annoying). Coincidence? I think we may have a scoop!"


Source: A Socialite's Life

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Sticking Up For His Girl

"Entourage" star Kevin Connolly used his fist to defend the honor of girlfriend Nicky Hilton the other night at West Hollywood hot spot Hyde.

Things got physical after pro skateboarder Chad Muska, who was guest-deejaying, made a lewd crack about the honey-haired heiress. "Kevin jumped into the DJ booth and hit Chad," a witness tells Us Weekly. "Chad tried to hit him back, but at that point they were separated [by security]." After Muska was escorted out the front door, another witness says Connolly "went back to his seat and continued to chat with Nicky."

Meanwhile, rumor has it that "Scrubs" star Zach Braff is lovesick for ex-girlfriend Mandy Moore - just like Adrian Grenier was on "Entourage." Braff is supposedly so torn up from his June split with Moore, "he refuses to leave his house," a friend of his tells Us. "His friends don't know how to cheer him up." But Braff's rep says, "Zach has been working around the clock. He is fine."

Source: New York Post

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Queer Eye Canceled

Groundbreaking reality make-over show Queer Eye For The Straight Guy has been canceled after three seasons - but the stars of the show insist they are still a huge hit with celebrities.

The show features five gay men who make-over unstylish straight men each week on the Bravo network, and since hitting the screen the camp stylists have been asked to revamp the homes of stars including Jennifer Lopez. Queer Eye member Jai Rodriguez says the show won't be returning for another season, explaining, "Well, we haven't been asked back for 2007. It's only been three years, but it feels like so much more due to the overexposure. I started when I was 23. In that first year, I was on Oprah's couch. I was on Ellen (Degeneres). People recognized me. J. Lo is a huge fan of ours. (Queer Eye member) Thom Filicia just re-did her house."

The show recently broke new ground again by making over Miles, a transgendered man. Rodriguez adds, "Maybe this is how we are going out with a bang. Everyone (in the group) has big new projects. I'm working on a TV show and a movie in the fall. We just had a tour of the Philippines. We are huge there. Like Michael Jackson in 1983."

Source: IMDB

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Another List

Click here to view Premiere magazine's Top 50 Greatest Comedies of All-Time list.

Some of my faves: The Apartment, Animal House, Caddyshack, Best in Show, Vacaction, and Wedding Crashers.

Umm, Austin Powers and Zoolander made the list? Both had funny moments...but funniest of all-time? I don't think so. And I'm sorry, but where the hell is Tootsie?

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Men of Mortuaries Calendar

Let’s face it: Morticians get a pretty bad wrap. Only after HBO’s Six Feet Under did we choose to accept morticians as the sexy, well-dressed, formaldehyde-scented guys they really are.

Well, one clever funeral director in California is making even our darkest fantasies a reality, with his 2007 Men of Mortuaries calendar. The money goes to benefit breast cancer patients.

Source: Best Week Ever

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Happy Birthday, MTV

In case you missed it, yesterday marked MTV's 20th anniversary. Foxnews counted down what they view as the Top 25 Moments in MTV History.

--Who can forget Jesse Camp? Ha!

Click here to view.

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Drama Was A Bulimic Pedophile?

Once again blurring the line between reality and fiction, Entourage creator Doug Ellin has slipped the folks at EW Johnny Drama’s resume. Now, this isn’t as crazy as the 2-page Aquaman advertisement in Variety, but it’s still cool that HBO wants us to think of Vinnie Chase and his boys as real people.

So what was Johnny Drama doing before his little brother hit it big? Well, he was Stoned Surfer #5 in Point Break, Tori’s stalker on 90210, and how could anybody forget his role as the Bulimic Pedophile on The Commish?

Cilck here to view the resume.

Source: Best Week Ever

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A woman sued wine and spirit maker Bacardi Monday claiming she was seriously burned by flaming rum during a night out with a friend, who has also sued the company.

Agata Macierzynska is a friend of Danielle Alleyne, who had previously sued the company over an August 2002 incident at a Miami night club. Alleyne, of Miami, sued the company last week. Both women say they suffered serious burns after being hit by the flaming rum and claim one of Bacardi's products is defective and dangerous, the lawsuits said. They were filed in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. The company said its product is clearly labeled with warnings against setting fire to it.

A bartender, who was not identified in either lawsuit, was pouring shots of Bacardi 151 when a customer lit a menu on fire and placed it in the stream of alcohol. The bottle that was being used to pour the shots turned into a flame thrower and sent flaming rum all over Macierzynska, the lawsuit said.

Macierzynska suffered second and third degree burns on her face, neck, arms, underarms, ears, back and hands and is permanently disabled and disfigured, the lawsuit said. Alleyne suffered similar burns, her lawsuit said. "Bacardi 151 carries a very clear label that warns against any flaming of the product," Bacardi USA, Inc. said in a statement. The Miami-based company said it had not been served with the lawsuit and could not comment on it.

--And why do people hate lawyers? Cases like these. Hmmm...alcohol + fire = ??? The woman should be sued for being a dumbass.

Source: Foxnews

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MySpace or Facebook?

Is MySpace losing its cool? Margaret Marks, 17, thinks so. The Birmingham, Ala., high school senior was an avid user of the No. 1 social networking website for two years.

"But I never use it anymore, because most people my age now use Facebook," she says. "I can talk to people I haven't spoken to in years, and you can join college networks and meet people. MySpace is good for looking at bands and music, but for your own website, Facebook is much better."

As the social networking phenomenon continues to grow, competitors are snapping at MySpace's heels — er, portal. Facebook, Xanga, Wayn, vMix and others are salivating over MySpace's 95 million users and recent crowning by tracking service Hitwise as the Internet's most visited domain, surpassing longtime champ Yahoo Mail.

By some accounts, there are more than 200 sites, many aimed at niches. Facebook focuses on high school and college students, while vMix chases the camera-phone crowd with tools for elaborate video and slide shows. "The 12-34 demo wants to create and control their (media) experiences," says vMix's Terry Ash. "They want to flirt, they want attention, and they want to be noticed." Like MySpace, these sites let people join for free and create their own Web pages, complete with profiles, photos, blogs and messaging capabilities. They also let you add friends to your site.

Social networking sites have not been without their problems, from sexual predators to reports that cyber criminals may be targeting MySpace users. To deter predators, the House late Monday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would keep libraries and schools from allowing children to access social networking sites, as well as chat rooms. It now goes to the Senate.

Social networking sites remain immensely appealing to the young — and increasingly so to advertisers. This year, marketers will spend about $280 million to advertise on MySpace and its competitors, according to eMarketer's latest forecasts. By 2010, that figure could grow to $1.8 billion.

Toppling MySpace could be an uphill battle. According to Hitwise, in the week ending July 22, MySpace captured more than 81% of visits to online social networking sites, or about 52 million unique visitors, while Facebook was a distant No. 2 with 7.7%. Bridget Savant, 19, a college student in San Diego, says she briefly switched to Facebook but is back with MySpace. She says it's great for checking out potential dates. "It's like full access to someone's room and cellphone."

--I'm a MySpace person. Never logged on to Facebook in my life. You guys?

Source: USA Today

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Hurley To Wed

Elizabeth Hurley says she plans to marry her boyfriend, Indian businessman Arun Nayer, very soon.

"I can't tell you the exact date, but it is very close," the 41-year-old actress-model is quoted as saying in the Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine. The couple have been dating since 2003.

Hurley, who has a 4-year-old son, Damian, with film producer Steve Bing, added: "We are also thinking of having a child."

Source: Foxnews

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August 01, 2006 

Perfect Pair

Yesterday, porn legend Ron Jeremy was spotted partying with Kevin Federline's mom in a VIP sky box at Tao Las Vegas after K-Fed and his visibly pregnant wife, Britney Spears, dined downstairs with a group of family and friends.

--Ha! I don't exactly know why, but this cracked me up...

Source: New York Post

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Hot For The Hoff

I'm not sure which one of my friends signed me up, but I received this lovely email in my inbox yesterday:

Dear New Member,

Welcome to the David Hasselhoff Club Of America!
You are now a registered member of the DHCA.
As a registered DHCA member, you are automatically
signed up to receive the DHCA Online Magazine on
the 1st of each month. The link to the online magazine
will be sent to you via email from this address:

To download and print out your DHCA Club Gear, please visit:

If you have any comments/questions or would like to submit
something to be included in the online magazine, please send an email to

Thank You For Joining!

DHCA Club Crew

--Lucky me!!!

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Paris And Stavros Back Together?

Paris Hilton is back together with her ex-boyfriend, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos – at least for now.

"We're together now here. We love each other," Hilton, who, like Niarchos, is in Saint-Tropez, said on Monday at Diddy's Unforgettable 50 party aboard a rented yacht.

While talking to People, Hilton paused for a moment to call Niarchos on her PDA. "Stav, where are you, baby?" she said. "Come on over. I love you." Seconded Hilton's friend, Carolina D'Amore, "They love each other very much."

On Saturday night, Hilton was seen partying with Niarchos at the VIP Room nightclub, where she treated him to a pole dance. The following night they kissed at the nearby club Les Caves du Roy. Hilton, 25, and Stavros, 21, split in May after seven months of dating.

Source: People

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Trouble In Paradise?

Rumors of a possible split between Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and his wife, Shanna, are heating up.

The other night, the two showed up and partied separately at Hollywood hot spot Privilege. The rocker gladly signed autographs for fans, but when Shanna saw him taking a picture with an attractive female, sources say she stormed over, threw her drink on the young woman and her glass at her husband. Barker's rep, Dvora Vener, said, "No comment."

Source: New York Post

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New VF Cover

Kate Moss, wearing long white gloves, leather boots and a white fur hat, graces the cover of Vanity Fair's September issue.

The 32-year-old supermodel also appears in a photo spread inside the magazine, on newsstands Aug. 8. In two photos, she sports an androgynous look -- wearing a black hat, jacket and tie -- inspired by Marlene Dietrich. In another, she channels Dietrich in the 1934 movie "The Scarlet Empress" by posing in a white gown draped around her waist.

Moss has the top spot among the rich and famous featured in the magazine's international best-dressed list for 2006.

Other sharp dressers include George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Renee Zellweger, Gwen Stefani, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, CNN newsman Anderson Cooper, filmmaker Sofia Coppola, Prince William and Jordan's Queen Rania.

Source: Foxnews

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Cruise's High Crotch Move

Tom Cruise played dirty when he wrestled for Glen Ridge HS in New Jersey.

"Even then everybody knew who he was, but it wasn't because anyone thought he'd be a movie star," says a former grappler at rival Seton Hall Prep. Cruise was particularly adept at a hold called the "High Crotch," which involves an arm between the legs. "The pain it caused was excruciating to say the least," the wrestler told Steppin' Out magazine's Chaunce Hayden.

Source: New York Post

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Mel Heads To Rehab

Mel Gibson has sought treatment for alcoholism, his rep, Alan Nierob, said.

"He definitely entered a program," said Nierob, who wouldn't identify or describe the program or say how long Gibson planned to be there. Gibson was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Malibu early Friday morning.

Source: People

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Fantasia Movie False?

Although Fantasia: Life is Not a Fairy Tale – the TV movie about third-season American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino's difficult past – is not due to air on Lifetime until Aug. 19, producers of the FOX talent show reportedly are already crying foul over their depiction in the biopic.

"Certainly, under no circumstances was she ever approached to be talked out of taking part in (the show)," Idol executive producer Ken Warwick tells the New York Post, in response to the tele-movie's claim that Barrino was urged to withdraw from the competition because – as an unwed mother and high-school drop-out – she was not a suitable role model.

"We knew she had a baby right from Day One, and she was always strongly tipped to win the competition because she was so good," insists Warwick, adding, "I can absolutely refute that nothing was done, or even remotely suggested to her that she shouldn't take part in the competition. It's a complete fabrication."

According to the Post, the movie opens with the then-19-year-old Barrino's coming off the Idol stage and being asked to speak with producers, who confront her with Internet postings about her suitability to compete. "It's absolutely and totally untrue," Warwick responds. "I'm the executive producer, Nigel (Lythgoe) is the other executive producer and nobody – to my knowledge – would have said anything like that to her."

There has been no comment from Barrino on Warwick's claims.

Earlier this month, the singer told the Television Critics Association at its summer meeting that the movie – in which she plays herself – was a difficult experience for her because, among other reasons, she had to relive the rape the resulted in her having a child. Still, she said, she believes her story can inspire others. "At the end, I began to cry and I said, 'I went through all those things, but I know why I share my life.' I'm thankful that I was able to do it," she said.

Source: People

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Brad's Grams Talks

Brad Pitt has told his grandmother that he will not marry Angelina Jolie. The actor telephoned his 83-year-old gran, Betty Russell, and told her he will not wed his new love as he is still not over his divorce from Jennifer Aniston.

Betty told Britain's Star magazine: "Brad promised his wife on their wedding day they'd be together, and they didn't make it. He is a sensitive soul who just wants to make sure he can keep his promise this time around."

Betty has also revealed how happy Brad is being a dad. The 'Troy' star celebrated the arrival of his first biological child, Shiloh Nouvel, in May, and has become a legal guardian to Angelina's two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara. Betty said: "Brad has always wanted to have children and he is playing the father role very well. Yes, the family loved Jennifer. But he has got Angelina now and seems very happy."

Source: CRI English

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MTV Video Music Awards Noms

MTV announced its nominees for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, with Shakira and the Red Hot Chili Peppers leading the list with seven nominations each.

Both will compete for video of the year – the Peppers' "Dani California" and Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" will go up against Christina Aguilera's "Ain't No Other Man," Madonna's "Hung Up" and Panic! At The Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies."

Shakira and Aguilera are also in the running for best female video, along with Kelly Clarkson ("Because of You"), Nelly Furtado ("Promiscuous") and Madonna – whose "Hung Up" is also in the running for best dance video, best pop video and best choreography.

In third place with four nominations, Aguilera earned nods for best pop video and best choreography in addition to video of the year and best female video.

Nick Lachey's "What's Left of Me" is up for best male video against James Blunt's "You're Beautiful," Kanye West's "Gold Digger," T.I.'s "What You Know" and Busta Rhymes's "Touch It Remix."

Best group video contenders are the Chili Peppers, Panic! At the Disco, the All-American Rejects ("Move Along"), Fall Out Boy ("Dance, Dance") and Gnarls Barkley ("Crazy").

Scheduled to air live at 8 p.m. ET on Aug. 31, the 2006 MTV VMAs will take place at New York City's Radio City Music Hall and include performances by Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Panic! At The Disco, the Killers and rappers T.I. and Ludacris.

The Raconteurs, fronted by the White Stripes' Jack White, will provide the show's "soundtrack," according to MTV.

For the first time, viewers may vote for their favorite videos in each category through Aug. 20 by visiting MTV's Web site. Voting for the viewer's choice award is open from Aug. 7-31.

Source: People

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Bach Takes Over

Guns n' Roses frontman Axl Rose was taken ill on Sunday night, during the final UK date of the band's current tour.

The singer left the Wembley Arena stage and was replaced by Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach for the songs 'Night Train' and 'Paradise City'.

A UK representative for Guns N' Roses could not confirm the specific details behind Rose's illness.

Source: NME

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Boy George To Pick Up Trash

Boy George will perform his court-ordered community service by picking up trash on city streets in the August heat, a sanitation spokesman said.
The one-time Culture Club singer will be issued a shovel, broom, plastic bags and gloves when he reports for five days of work on Aug. 14, department spokesman Vito Turso said.

"This is the epitome of community service," Turso told the Daily News for Monday editions. "It's not like he's going to be working in an air-conditioned office."

Born George O'Dowd, the singer has struggled with drug problems for years. He was ordered to do community service after pleading guilty in March to false reporting of an incident. He called police with a bogus report of a burglary at his lower Manhattan apartment in October, and the responding officers found cocaine inside. Turso's statement was the first indication of what sort of work the singer would be given. He could be assigned to pick up streets in Chinatown, Little Italy, Nolita or parts of the Lower East Side.

Source: USA Today

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