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November 30, 2004 

Like this is a surprise

Paris and Colin?

Colin Farrell reportedly enjoyed a romantic liaison with American socialite Paris Hilton last week.

The Phone Booth hunk was promoting his new film Alexander when he bumped into the blonde heiress, who was being filmed for Barbara Walters' TV show The Ten Most Fascinating People Of 2004.

A source told Scotland's Daily Record newspaper, "Colin is a lot hotter in person and Paris was unbelievably sweet. But it was not clear, though, whether the couple had previously arranged a meeting or it was just coincidence. Still, what happens when the two most oversexed people on the planet get together - they continued the party, alone, after the cameras shut off."

--Wonder if she carried her obnoxious new purse to woo him.

Posted by Lawren at 06:41 AM | Comments (7)

"The Wall"suit

A group of former London state school children who sang on Pink Floyd's 1979 classic "Another Brick In The Wall" have lodged a claim for unpaid royalties.

Twenty-three teenage pupils from Islington Green School secretly recorded vocals for the track, which became an anthem for children with the chorus "We don't need no education."

Posted by Lawren at 06:36 AM | Comments (0)

Boo Freakin' Hoo

Hey everyone, feel sorry for Tara Reid:

Tara Reid gave Page Six an impassioned plea for fairness and balance when they bumped into her at Prime in Miami on Saturday night.

The "American Pie" pixie, who was demurely dressed and completely cogent, said she'd been in 24 movies. "It's getting to the point now where it [reporting on her partying] is costing me work," Reid said. When we asked if there was something positive to report, she pointed to her new boyfriend, a strapping fellow waiting patiently a few feet away known to hockey fans as Sergei Federov, who used to date tennis vixen Anna Kournikova.

Posted by Lawren at 06:32 AM | Comments (0)

Clooney's back problems

George Clooney is on bed rest for a ruptured disc.

According to the actor's publicist, the condition has existed for awhile but was recently exacerbated, causing him to cancel a promotional trip to the East Coast this week. Among the televised personal appearances cancelled because of the back injury are a visit to "The Late Show with David Letterman" Monday night and interviews on "Good Morning America" and "Live with Regis and Kelly" Tuesday. Clooney was expected to promote his new movie 'Oceans Twelve' on the trip.

--I'd be willing to nurse you back to health, George!

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


Have a holly, jolly Chrismukkah:

Across the country, two holidays that once seemed to share little more than a calendar page are increasingly being melded on greeting cards aimed at the country's estimated 2.5 million families with both Jewish and Christian members.

"It's representative of the way people live and the way they spend the holidays," said Elise Okrend, an owner of Raleigh, N.C.-based MixedBlessing, a card company devoted to interfaith holiday greetings. "And it's an expression of people understanding the people around them."

MixedBlessing, like other companies, has found such interfaith greeting cards have a stable market niche and a slowly growing customer base. Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards Inc. says among its most popular categories of Hanukkah cards is the one that combines Jewish and Christian themes.

--I usually stick to the PC "Happy Holidays," but this is also another way to go.

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

November 29, 2004 

What was she thinking?

And we have yet another star subjecting their poor child (in this case, children) to horrific names:

Julia Roberts gave birth to twins Hazel Patricia Moder and Phinnaeus Walter Moder on Sunday morning.

--I'm sorry, but I have to give that a big, fat, WTF.

Posted by Lawren at 06:40 AM | Comments (10)

Spacey to quit acting?


Hollywood star Kevin Spacey is considering quitting movie acting, to concentrate on his musical career.

The Oscar winner, who plays fifties crooner Bobby Darin in the Beyond The Sea, is keen to return to his roots and concentrate on living the life of a singer-songwriter. The actor has already planned to tour with Beyond The Sea co-stars, The John Wilson Orchestra, in America.

Spacey explains, "My background was on stage and in musicals so it's a case of going back to my roots. If this all goes well - the tour and the movie - I have a good mind to jack in all the acting things and just live the life of a singer-songwriter."

Posted by Lawren at 06:35 AM | Comments (4)

Inventive Minds

Young brilliance at its best:

A Texas M.B.A. student was designing a glow-in-the-dark jogging suit when he got distracted.

Now Beau Carpenter is marketing a neon thong that's so far attracted eager customers at a strip club. The Houston Chronicle reports that Carpenter had no trouble enlisting help in his venture from a chemistry lab manager and electrical engineering student.

The GloThongs have batteries that, when fully charged, illuminate the straps for two hours in various neon colors. Customers can use a wall adapter to charge them up, but car chargers are also available.

They'll be available next month and cost about 50 dollars. (Just in time for Christmas).

Posted by Lawren at 06:33 AM | Comments (3)

Inside the Actor's Gas Issues

More classiness shown on ITAS:

Cameron Diaz got in touch with her grosser side during an interview for Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio" the other night.

The bubbly blonde told host James Lipton, "I am a 14-year-old boy inside. I did my own stunts in 'Charlie's Angels' and my own burps in 'There's Something about Mary.'"

When the conversation turned to her break-out role in "The Mask," Diaz offered that at the audition, "I was bloated and bleeding like a stuffed pig." She also claimed that, like Johnny Depp, Val Kilmer and Kim Basinger, she has Native American blood running through her veins.

--Yes, what was once a show aimed at exposing real acting methods, now has reduced itself to talking about the talent of performing your own belching stunts at auditions.

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

The Thanksgiving Aftermath

How chunkified to you feel today?

One article aimed at curbing Thanksgiving overeating suggested this as your turkey portion: For the meal itself, aim for about 3 1/2 ounces of protein (the size of a deck of cards). A deck of cards? Riiiiggghhht.

On the other hand, the average American consumes over 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving. Now that sounds more like my Thanksgiving consumption! :)

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

November 27, 2004 

Circle City Christmas

I was fortunate enough to be here last night to view one of my town's greatest traditions:

Posted by Lawren at 09:36 AM | Comments (7)

November 26, 2004 

Heritage Turkey

And here I thought a turkey was a turkey:

Mary and Rick Pitman say the phone at their Fresno-area farm has hardly stopped ringing since summer. The question is always the same: Is there still time to reserve a heritage turkey for Thursday's feast?

"There's such a huge demand for these turkeys, I've never seen anything like it," said Mary Pitman. Even a heritage bird's price of $3 to $7 a pound -- a factory farm-raised turkey costs $1.40 a pound -- doesn't faze the callers.

Consumers with discerning palates say it's a small price to pay for a bird they find tastier and more flavorful than the modern, mass-produced turkeys found in supermarkets. People from as far away as Florida have been calling Sylvia Mavalwalla's farm in Petaluma to order one, and those who live nearby insist on driving straight to her ranch to pick up a fresh bird.

Heritage turkeys take eight months to fully develop, while a commercial turkey has about a 3-month life span. The Broadbreasted White turkeys were developed in the 1950s to come to market faster and fatter, and they've lost the ability to run, fly and breed naturally.

The Pitmans say their turkeys are fed a high-protein grain diet and are given four times as much roaming space as factory-raised turkeys. As a result, their live weights range from 7 to 20 pounds, compared with 27 pounds for an average Broadbreasted White.

Posted by Lawren at 08:59 AM | Comments (0)

Odd Ruling

A US judge concluded his opinion of a case involving George Harrison's doctor by adapting Beatles lyrics.

Dr Gil Lederman argued he would not get a fair trial in an unrelated case because of claims he made George sign autographs as he lay dying. Judge Robert Gigante agreed and announced his decision by changing Harrison-penned Beatles' classics Something and While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

His ruling, moving the New York City case to Albany, included: "Something in the folks he treats/ Attracts bad press like no other doctor." It added: "In our jurisdiction now/ He gets Beatle autographs somehow," and ended: "If this case were to keep/ Defendant would gently weep."

Lederman is being sued by relatives of dead cancer victim Suzanne Mikul, 66, who claim he gave her too much radiation. Lawyer Steven North called the ruling "an insult to the deceased, her husband and family".

George's family sued after Lederman allegedly forced the singer to sign a guitar and two autographs two weeks before he died of cancer in 2001. The doctor settled by giving them the guitar.

Posted by Lawren at 08:53 AM | Comments (0)

Survey Says!

"Baywatch", the sun-bleached saga of Californian life guards, was voted the worst-ever U.S. television import in a British survey released Thursday.

Second place in the poll went to "The Anna Nicole Show," the reality program featuring Playboy Playmate turned model Anna Nicole Smith.

Southern-fried 1970s hit "The Dukes of Hazzard" ranked third, followed by futuristic James Belushi vehicle "Wild Palms" and anthropomorphic action series "Manimal."

The same survey ranked the 25 best U.S. imports, with "The Simpsons," "Dallas," "MASH," "24" and "The Larry Sanders Show" leading the pack.

--Can't say I disagree with them.

Posted by Lawren at 08:35 AM | Comments (1)

November 25, 2004 

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Eat lots and travel safely!

Posted by Lawren at 09:18 AM | Comments (3)

November 24, 2004 

Your a moron

--Guess she was too busy working on that album of hers to spellcheck her clothing.

Hat tip to Miu.

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

Trivia Time

What two movies are traditionally shown to incoming Harvard University freshmen?

No cheating--guess first, then look it up.

I'm expecting Professor Cooper to weigh in quickly on this one.

Posted by Lawren at 06:36 AM | Comments (7)

Class Act

Colin Farrell "christens" every hotel room he stays in.

The hellraising actor says he likes nothing more than reading the room-service menu while doing a number two. He confessed: "Me and my sister still get excited every time we go into a hotel. "The first things I do when I get into the hotel room are go in, have a s***, read the menu and think: 'What am I going to replace this with tonight?'

"For some reason, I have to christen every room as soon as I get into it."


Posted by Lawren at 06:34 AM | Comments (7)

Fun Fashion Quiz

Versace: Oww, the essence of haute! You are
flashy, daring, and dramatic! You believe in
beauty above practicality and view fashion as

What fashion designer fits you
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Posted by Lawren at 06:30 AM | Comments (2)

Sharon the preacher

The Reverend Sharon Stone?

The star became a mail-order minister and performed her first official wedding over the weekend, presiding over the union of restaurateur Michael Bourseau and sometime stylist Brenda Swanson at her Coldwater Canyon home. Jack Nicholson and Robert Wagner served as the witnesses.

Bourseau, who owns Mix in West Hollywood, was heard saying, "No one's going to believe it when I hang my wedding certificate up on the wall." Stone's reps did not return calls for comment.

Posted by Lawren at 06:29 AM | Comments (3)

RuPaul's Blog

Did you know RuPaul has a blog? Well, now you do!

Check it out sometime. It's quite entertaining! I'd recommend checking out the bio portion as well.

Posted by Lawren at 06:26 AM | Comments (0)

November 23, 2004 

Save Cojo!

Save Cojo!

Red-carpet fashion maven Steven Cojocaru said Monday that a genetic condition will require him to undergo a kidney transplant operation.

Cojocaru, a correspondent for the syndicated television shows "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider," said he suffers from polycystic kidney disease.

--I sure hope Santa brings him (and everyone else who needs one) a donor for Christmas.

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

Tale of a Wal-Mart Tutor

Wal-Mart heiress Paige Laurie got rich off "Everyday Low Prices" — but she allegedly paid top dollar every day to hire a fellow student to do her homework.

Laurie paid her former college roommate $20,000 to write papers and do out-of-class assignments for much of her academic career at the prestigious University of Southern California in Los Angeles, according to ABC's "20/20."

--Hey Paige! Call me! :)

Posted by Lawren at 06:34 AM | Comments (2)

Creepy Christmas

This sure gives you that fuzzy Christmas feeling:

Liza Minnelli's creepy ex-husband, David Gest, has surfaced in Memphis — with a host of Z-listers to spread the holiday cheer.

"David Gest's All-Star Holiday Extravaganza" boasts such talents as Lou Rawls, Dionne Warwick, Deborah Cox, Petula Clark, Gloria Gaynor, Jerry Butler, Israel's "Legendary" Topol, and astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin.

--I wasn't sure anything could be worse than the Nick and Jessica Christmas Special, but this might take the cake.

Posted by Lawren at 06:30 AM | Comments (6)

Your 5 minutes of fame are over, girl

Monica Lewinsky is being wooed by Australia's Channel 9 to get a makeover on a reality show.

--Personally, I had enough of Monica's reality when she was welcoming adulterers and cigars.

Posted by Lawren at 06:25 AM | Comments (2)

November 22, 2004 

Gadget Giveaway

Love the latest technological advances, but can't swing the price tag?

Click here to enter the New York Times' Great Gadget Sweepstakes. They're giving away this season's best tech gifts to a new winner each week!

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

Baby Got Back

Filming for a TV commercial was reportedly held up - because J-Lo's bum was too big for her skimpy outfit.

The singer failed to squeeze into her sexy black leather costume for the new Pepsi commercial, reports the Daily Star. Frantic staff had to stitch an extra piece of leather onto the outfit to cover the star's curvy bottom, according to the paper.

A set insider said: "It was quite comical, really. There were all these people ready to get on with the work when we realized there was a problem. "Basically J-Lo's num was just too curvy for the outfit."

Posted by Lawren at 06:37 AM | Comments (2)

Getty has dementia

Estelle Getty, the actress who played the lovable and witty Sophia on "The Golden Girls," is suffering from dementia but is not on her deathbed.

Despite recent tabloid rumors that she is dying, Getty's former castmates set the record straight, saying she is "not near death...not near death at all." Betty White, Bea Arthur, and Rue McClanahan reunited in Beverly Hills for the DVD release of the popular show and were quick to express how much they missed Getty at the event.

--How sad. I'll admit it: I loved that show. I still catch some of the reruns on TV. I also liked her character in the movie Mannequin.

Posted by Lawren at 06:33 AM | Comments (2)

Dating advice from Dr. Ruth

Ticked you got picked for jury duty? Bet you didn't think of this:

Dr. Ruth Westheimer thinks people should know that jury duty has an upside that doesn't get talked about much: It's a great way to get a date. "Jury duty is good way to meet men and women, a partner," Westheimer said.

--You're right, Dr. Ruth. That never would have occurred to me.

Posted by Lawren at 06:27 AM | Comments (4)

New Kid on the Block

Check out the freshest face in rap music:

Posted by Lawren at 06:22 AM | Comments (2)


Ok, so our very own Indiana Pacers are having some anger management problems.

In response, ESPN highlighted some of the most notorious player-fan brawls in sports.

--I'm in absolutely no way condoning the deplorable behavior of the players of my favorite NBA team (although I think Wallace got off too easy). But, when you remember some of the events on this list, it puts Friday night in more perspective--not that it's right, but it's certainly not the worst brawl that has ever occurred.

Posted by Lawren at 06:20 AM | Comments (11)

November 19, 2004 

AFI's Quote List

The American Film Institute is surveying Hollywood types for the top 100 quotes from U.S. movies, with contenders including Bogart's "Here's looking at you, kid" from "Casablanca," Schwarzenegger's "I'll be back" from "The Terminator" and Nicholson's "You can't handle the truth!" from "A Few Good Men."

Chosen from 400 classic lines of dialogue, the winners will be revealed in the CBS special "AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movie Quotes" in June.

Other contending quotes include Clark Gable's "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" from "Gone With the Wind," Mae West's "Why don't you come up and see me?" from "She Done Him Wrong," Tom Hanks' "Houston, we have a problem" from "Apollo 13," Cuba Gooding Jr.'s "Show me the money" from "Jerry Maguire" and the "Star Wars" gang's "May the Force be with you."

The quotes range from the first full sound feature film with Al Jolson's "Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet" from 1927's "The Jazz Singer" to creepy creature Gollum (Andy Serkis) hissing "My precious" in 2002's "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers."

--I cannot wait for this. Some of my faves:

"I carried a watermelon." --Dirty Dancing
"I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."--The Silence of the Lambs
"You're so money and you don't even know it."--Swingers
"Bonjourno principesa!"--Life is Beautiful
"If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit by me."--Steel Magnolias
"You are so busted!"--American Beauty

What quote do you think should be on the list?

Posted by Lawren at 06:45 AM | Comments (25)

Pitt Passes on ITAS

Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt turned down the chance to star in critical chat show Inside The Actors Studio because he doesn't think he's experienced enough.

Modest Pitt was invited by James Lipton to review his film career and discuss his acting methods on the Bravo program, when his blockbuster Troy came out this summer. According to American gossip site Pagesix.Com, Pitt said that he didn't have a "sufficient body of work".

--I gotta say this earns major points for him in my book. It seems as though he truly cares about the craft of acting, and less about the notariety that goes along with it.

Posted by Lawren at 06:37 AM | Comments (3)

Fashion News

The Bushes want Badgley:

The Bush women are giving up the provincial look for glitz. First Lady Laura Bush and daughters Barbara and Jenna — who wore inaugural gowns designed by Texan Michael Faircloth and family friend Lela Rose four years ago — want to wear Badgley Mischka to the January inaugural.

--Excellent choice, in my opinion.

Posted by Lawren at 06:29 AM | Comments (2)

Julia's Honor

You know you've finally arrived when...

...archeologists nickname a stone age skeleton after you because of your perfect teeth.

Posted by Lawren at 06:26 AM | Comments (1)

Dave's Back

The resurrection of Dave:

The original Mr. Wendy is back. Pictures of Wendy's founder Dave Thomas, who died of liver cancer in January 2002, will be featured in a new series of advertisements celebrating the fast-food chain's 35th anniversary, company officials said.

Posted by Lawren at 06:21 AM | Comments (2)

November 18, 2004 

Who's the Sexiest of them all?

Jude Law is the sexiest man alive? PLEASE! I strongly disagree with this decision.

I personally think he's creepy looking, and his role in The Road to Perdition affirmed that for me.

As for People's other choices: Orlando Bloom (not really), Jake Gyllenhaal (if you like guys that look 10 years old), Usher (don't like his ears, but he oozes sexy), Colin Farrell (too dirty for my taste, but sexy), Brad Pitt (when he's not too hairy, he's perfect--a la Ocean's 11), Matt Damon (not bad), Ben Affleck (eh, he's ok), Bruce Willis (definitely) and Johnny Depp (not if he was the last man alive). Hello? Where is Colin Firth? Where is Clooney?

Us Weekly named Jesse Metcalfe, who plays Eva Longoria's on-screen gardener on "Desperate Housewives," as the sexiest man on television. (Can't disagree there).

Posted by Lawren at 06:44 AM | Comments (16)

Gropin' with Sharon

Sharon Osbourne says she invited Robbie Williams to her home in Los Angeles, so she could grope him.

When asked if her eldest daughter Aimee was dating Robbie she said: "No, I am. How gorgeous is he? You just want to touch him all over." She added: "I just invite him over to give him a good squeeze.

"He is gorgeous, isn't he? His bottom feels good, don't you just want to touch his little willy?"

--So subtle, Sharon.

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

Denzel does Shakespeare

Et tu Denzel?

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

Designer Sweet Treat

Dylan Lauren, daughter of Ralph Lauren, has created truffles that look more Britney than Godiva. Her new Spectrum Truffles (nine in total) are bright and colorful and come in flavors like apple pie, key lime pie, strawberry and marshmallow.

Since opening her store, Dylan’s Candy Bar, in 2001, Dylan has provided a sanctuary for sweet celebration. The store includes Wonka-worthy spectacles like a candy spa line, an ice cream and dessert café, and a candy party room, where you’re free to eat as many Spectrum Truffles as your inner child desires. There’s also a 12-foot tall chocolate bunny and a tree made of lollipops.

The truffles go for $20 and you can purchase them online here.

Posted by Lawren at 06:25 AM | Comments (3)

November 17, 2004 

Real World date

For those of you who enjoyed watching the antics of MTV's Real World Las Vegas' Trishelle and would like to go on a date with her, here's your chance.

--I'm not sure which is more strange, auctioning off a date with yourself, or bidding on it.

Posted by Lawren at 06:16 AM | Comments (9)

Poet Laureate

Ok. I know this poem has been out for a couple of days, so I'm a little late in posting on it, but I couldn't resist. It's a poem Britney Spears posted on her subscription-only website about her Fijian honeymoon with Kevin Federline. It seriously made me laugh out loud. I think first graders could have done a better job.

A honeymoon at last, to get away from it all
My assistant Fe gave me the call.

I remember it well, as she was smilin'
She said it was called Turtle Island.

I packed my bags light and quick,
Then grabbed my pink dress & favorite lipstick.

We hopped on a plane and took our flight
I slept really well, all through the night.

As we arrive, I turn and look out the door,
People are greeting us right at the shore.

A meal, a shower and some ice cream
Then I threw my man down, you know what I mean!

Magical nights filled with stars
Silence is golden, no running cars.

Private dinners, romantic fires
Little piece of heaven, whatever your heart desires.

Friendly "hellos" and never goodbyes
When you're having fun, oh, how time flies!

As we sit and prepare to make our part
I thank you, Turtle Island, with all my heart!

Posted by Lawren at 06:09 AM | Comments (6)

CZJ Poncho

Knitting: not your grandmother's hobby anymore:

Catherine Zeta Jones is spending her spare time knitting ponchos as Christmas presents.

The Welsh star has finished 15 and plans 20 more, reports the New York Post.

Each poncho has an original design and she has even inserted labels which read "Personally made by CZJ."

The CZJ poncho will be featured on the cover of December's Harper's Bazaar magazine.

Posted by Lawren at 06:01 AM | Comments (1)

A&F Suit Settled

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has agreed to pay $40 million to black, Hispanic and Asian employees and job applicants to settle a class-action federal discrimination lawsuit that accused the clothing retailer of promoting whites at the expense of minorities, lawyers said Tuesday.

Posted by Lawren at 05:57 AM | Comments (0)

Have Breakfast with Peyton

As a Colts fan, I say, "'Bout time!"

Peyton Manning is so hot, he's got his own Wheaties box.

About 230 Oaks Academy students, wearing Wheaties T-shirts and waving the orange "Breakfast of Champions" cereal boxes, cheered as the record-setting Indianapolis Colts quarterback teamed with his favorite receiver Marvin Harrison to unveil the Manning box cover on Tuesday morning at the downtown elementary school.

The 2003 NFL co-MVP, with a league-high 31 touchdown passes, is on pace to shatter Dan Marino's 1984 record of 48.

Posted by Lawren at 05:54 AM | Comments (6)

November 16, 2004 

I'd Like to thank the academy...

MP&S in the news!!!!!

Posted by Lawren at 06:40 AM | Comments (16)

The Babysitter's Club

I'm not sure I'd let these two tend to a houseplant, let alone children:

Reality television stars Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie dropped in at a local day care to change a few diapers, baby-sit the residents and generally bring a West Coast stir to Wilmington.

The two, who were in town filming Fox's "The Simple Life 3" and had been spotted a day earlier at a Taco Bell, arrived at Small Wonder Daycare center Wednesday morning, helping load children onto a bus and pushing others in strollers along Greenhill Avenue.

"The kids were singing and Paris was doing a little dance," said Candi Creese, a nurse who works across the street at an obstetrics and gynecology clinic.

Posted by Lawren at 06:37 AM | Comments (4)

What is she wearing?

Looks like Gwen started hanging out with ""The Lollipop Kids" from The Wizard of Oz:

Posted by Lawren at 06:32 AM | Comments (9)

Blog Love

I wanted to alert you guys to one of my favorite new blogs: A Socialite's Life. It's the blog of Miu von Furstenberg--not your mother's socialite.

She's witty. She's savvy. Go there.

Posted by Lawren at 06:27 AM | Comments (1)

November 15, 2004 

Cruise to Climb

Ain't no mountain high enough for Cruise:

Tom Cruise will attempt to climb 29,000 feet to the top of Mount Everest once shooting wraps on Mission: Impossible III. The daredevil actor, 42, wants to fulfill a childhood dream by hiking up the Himalayan mountain after filming is completed on the action sequel.

Cruise says, "I really enjoy climbing - and Everest is the ultimate challenge. Life's an adventure. And the adventure is what you make it. It's every little boy's dream to climb Everest. I believe I can make that dream become a reality."

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

Becks' Sexy Gift

David Beckham's latest million-dollar gift is sure to make the earth move for Victoria.

Becks is apparently planning to buy Victoria "the world's most expensive sex toy", according to the Daily Star.

The diamond-encrusted "toy" is the creation of Pete Stringfellow.

--Umm, not sure what to say about this one. This might just replace diamonds as a girl's best friend.

Posted by Lawren at 06:27 AM | Comments (4)

Tommy Likes 'em big

Tommy Lee is an equal opportunity ho:

Tommy Lee says he prefers to have sex with plump women.

The former Motley Crue drummer, ex-husband of Heather Locklear and Pamela Anderson, admits he finds heavy-set females most alluring because they make very willing bed partners.

He said: "They're fun. I like all sizes and shapes in women, they just seem wilder. It's almost like they don't get to play a lot, or something. I'm not sure what that is. Lee insists he employs an "equal opportunities" attitude when he's selecting his women."

Posted by Lawren at 06:18 AM | Comments (3)

November 12, 2004 

Lexicon Fun

Well, I received my most recent Daily Candy lexicon email, and as usual, I'll share the new terms with you. I think these are priceless!

n. Area populated by good-looking people. ("Let's go downtown. Fifth Street has turned into a total beighborhood.")

n. Acronym. Describes (busy, working, all-too-typical) couple: Dual Income, Zero Orgasm.

Earnest Hemorrhage
n. A man who is oppressively forthcoming with every thought and feeling. Antonym: Ernest Hemingway, linguistically stingy author.

n. One who is incredibly dumb but incredibly cute, who simultaneously attracts and repels. ("I'm so ashamed. I hooked up with that foxymoron last night.")

n. Acronym. Girl-Hating Girl. The one whose only friends are guys.

n. A less-than-hygienic boyfriend. ("Better open the window. Here come Gloria and her hobeau.")

n. A group of undesirable sycophants. ("The party was fun until Justin showed up with his nontourage.")

n. The secret bond one has with her pharmacist. ("Only Mr. Myers knows the truth about my little Klonopin/Paxil/laxative habit.")

n. Person who chronically misses every appointment (e.g., haircuts, doctor visits, dinners). ("Is Louisa going to show, or is she pulling a showflake again?")

n. Socialite/designer/whatever. The model/actress/ whatever of the '00s. You know the type.

n. Gym dandies who constantly check themselves out in the mirror. ("If that staremaster touches his pecs one more time ...")

Posted by Lawren at 06:32 AM | Comments (12)

Goldie and Kurt No More?

If this is true, I'll be sad:

Hollywood power couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have reportedly split after a 21-year romance.

Friends have revealed the couple's relationship has "lost its zip" in recent years and Hawn has moved on to realize her dream of traveling the world. In recent years, the 59-year-old Buddhist actress has been spending more and more time in India, where she often meets up with Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan - a friendship that has reportedly upset Russell.

According to sources on the set of Russell's new movie Sky High, the actor isn't taking the split well. One tells America's Globe tabloid that the movie star has been surly on the set, arguing with cast mates Kelly Preston and Lynda Carter. The source tells the tabloid, "Kurt seemed totally out of control and, instead of letting up when he saw Kelly's reaction, he just kept going until she finally burst into tears."

--I actually thought they had some serious staying power. And by the way, what the hell is a cricket legend?

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Cute Clutch

I thought this little number was too cute not to share:

It's a wallet/clutch with zip closure, by Lulu Guinness. Seems to me it would be perfect for a night out on the town--and what doesn't go with black, right?

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November 11, 2004 

Becks' Beauty Regime

And in case there was any doubt that Becks was a true metrosexual...

Victoria Beckham has revealed she smothers husband David in face cream at bedtime.

Pregnant Posh, 30, said: "David is very much a new man and is totally in touch with his feminine side.

"He loves having his face and nails done. And every night we cover ourselves in moisturiser, eye creams, face creams - you name it."

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Martha's Bills and Buds

Now THAT'S a legal bill!

The bill for defending the diva of domesticity is in, and Martha Stewart is hoping her company will pick up the tab. Stewart has asked Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to pay a $3.7 million legal bill for defending a securities fraud count filed against her, company documents reveal.

And in other Martha news...Martha's prison roommate has been revealed. Stewart and her convicted drug dealer bunkmate are pals, says a source.

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Liza Says....

"Sleep with me, or else!"

Liza Minnelli's bodyguard has accused the star of forcing him to have sex with her in order to keep his job.

M'Hammed Soumayah allegations are detailed in a $100 million recently unsealed lawsuit against the Oscar-winning star. In the lawsuit, Soumayah, 56, accuses Minnelli of assault and battery, breach of contract, withholding payment for services rendered and sexual harassment.

--Not that I condone this, but if you had David Gest at home waiting for you, what would you do?

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November 10, 2004 

Tips from Trump

Business schools around the nation are including tips from "The Apprentice" in their MBA programs.

The show and its star, billionaire Donald Trump, have been used in the past to spark debate among students. But now professors are using fundamentals from the NBC hit in the lecture halls.

"Business as a discipline and an academic study area is on the rise," Denise Schoenbachler, chair of Northern Illinois University's marketing department told The New York Post in Monday editions. "And things like this that are innovative and unique get students excited."

For example, students in Schoenbachler's Marketing Apprentice class competed for scholarship money by selling football tickets and raising money for troops in Iraq.

Trump himself has said he's impressed with his reality show's classroom appeal at schools such as Babson College in Massachusetts, Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Ohio State University in Columbus.

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How Much do you love The Who?

Do you dig The Who? Go here to bid on the largest collection of Who items.

Starting bid? 5 million dollars.

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Sniff your way to peace

Dustin Hoffman's Brilliant Secret for World Peace:

Dustin Hoffman says man could learn how to preserve world peace by the following the example of dogs who first sniff each other out before deciding whether or not to fight.

Writing in the December issue of Playboy, The Graduate star says, "If a lot of dogs are on the beach, the first thing they do is smell each other's a***.

"The information that's gotten somehow makes pacifists out of all of them. I've thought, 'If only we smelled each other's a**, there wouldn't be any war.'"

--Peace on earth, goodwill toward ass.

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November 09, 2004 

Meat and his bears

Meatloaf has a softer side:

Meat Loaf says he collects teddy bears.

The rocker admits he has a huge collection of stuffed toys and two of them are so "special" to him he believes they have feelings. He said: "Their names are Mani and Marietta and they have feelings like you and me."

--The drugs have finally caught up with the Meatster.

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Brit Wuz Here

Brit pens another "letter of truth" to shoppers in West Hollywood:

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Theater News

Rosario Dawson is reportedly the first in line for a mission to bring one of Broadway's biggest successes, Rent, to the big screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress from Warner Bros.' upcoming 'Alexander' will play Mimi, a drug-addicted stripper infected with the AIDS virus.
His singing role opposite Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge may have been the perfect preparation for Ewan McGregor's newest theatrical role: Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls.

London's West End revival of the popular stage production will reportedly mark the first musical theater appearance for the big-screen actor.

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6FU--Laid to rest

Fans of "Six Feet Under," HBO's drama series about a family-run funeral parlor, may soon be mourning the death of the show itself.

The cable channel confirmed last week that the upcoming fifth season of the popular series, scheduled to begin production this month, will be the last. The drama's creator and executive producer, Alan Ball, reportedly told HBO executives that he felt the show will have fulfilled its creative potential by then, making it the right time to essentially lay the story to rest.

--So sad. This was a great, quirky show.

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November 08, 2004 

Tara is so Bara

Happy 29th Birthday to Miss Tara "Wardrobe Malfunction 2" Reid.

We all heard about her little mishap. However, she is fed-up with her reputation for being a "retard" and cites friend Paris Hilton as her role model for overcoming her party girl image.

The American Pie star is keen to outgrow her controversial persona and be taken more seriously in Hollywood. Reid says, "I am known as this retard. I want to grow up. I don't want to be the drunk girl. It hurts my feelings when stuff is written about me. Paris seems to move on from situations all the time, why can't I?"

--Um, maybe your problem is that you see Paris Hilton as your role model on how NOT to be a retard.

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Male Mating

Finally, someone tries to unlock the secrets behind the male mating ritual.

Here's a little snippet: The giveaway sign of a man not about to “score” is his crossed arms and drooped shoulders. He is also the one likely to be prodded or slapped by the friend who will later leave him at the bar as he chats up a woman.

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Good Buy

Because only a clutch will do for a night out on the town but darn-it, nothing fits!

Never one to sacrifice form for function, you’ve instead had to part with your lip liner or wallet or make some other small-bag concession. Well take heart fashion-slaves, this new limited edition set by Kashuk will fit into your tiniest bag leaving enough room for more practical items like your cell. Including three lip glosses, one lip pencil, one eye pencil, a lip brush and mirror you’ll have everything you need for late night touch ups.

Bonus: Now you don’t have to worry about losing your ID or credit card either. The mini-compact has a built in slot that holds both! Genius! Available in Party Purples, Dancin’ in Pink, and Groovy Nudes.

Available at Target.

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November 05, 2004 

P Diddy's Bday Bash

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs plans to celebrate his 35th birthday Thursday with an A-list, ultra-exclusive, all-night party.

P. Diddy's party, dubbed a "Royal Birthday Ball," is billed as "his biggest, most lavish soiree to date." Among those expected to attend the event at downtown's Cipriani's restaurant were Mariah Carey, Vivica A. Fox, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Rock and Stevie Wonder.

But Combs says the real celebration will begin when he's finally able to sleep.

"I wanna be able to lay down," the rap mogul/actor/fashion designer told The Associated Press Wednesday.

"In this one year, I've run a marathon, I did Broadway, signed on for a movie to do Carlito's Way: The Beginning, won men's designer of the year, opened up a store on Fifth Avenue, got the youth vote out — and now it's my birthday," Combs said.

"It's been a great year but it's been hard work. I'm gonna lay down for a week, watch TV, eat a turkey sandwich ... (and) watch old reruns of Good Times. "


UPDATE: And in more Diddy news: Music mogul P Diddy is making a bid to be the first black James Bond. The rapper, who also runs his own record label and clothing range, modestly believes he is perfect for the 007 role.

The man formerly known as Puff Daddy said: 'The world is ready for a black James Bond.' Producers behind the James Bond franchise are said to be undecided who will step into the role vacated by Pierce Brosnan.

--HAHA! Diddy. P Diddy.

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Yoko's Shakin' her groove thang

Yoko Ono, the famously off-key singer and wife of John Lennon has the No. 1 single on the dance chart.

"Everyman.../Everywoman... (Basement Jaxx Club Mix)" is a mix of techno beats and her screeching vocals. It's her second No. 1 dance song this year.

Ono, 71, is already working on her next single, a version of "Give Peace A Chance." She says she's says she's putting contemporary beats on it and she updated the words after the Sept. 11 attacks.

--Message to Yoko: leave the classics ALONE!

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November 04, 2004 

The real deal

Ever wonder the real names of some stars? Well, here's a website on the real names of many Hip Hop and R&B stars. Here are some of my faves:

Billie Holiday--Eleanora Fagan
Busta Rhymes--Trevor Tahiem Smith
Della Reese--Dellareese Taliaferro
Ice Cube--Oshea Jackson
Jamie Foxx--Eric Bishop
Prince--Prince Rogers Nelson
Tina Turner--Anna Mae Bullock

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Following through on the threat

The real question: Will P Diddy make good on his "Vote or Die" promise?

The early returns from Sean Combs' mega-hyped Citizen Change campaign suggested that reality television star Paris Hilton and rapper 50 Cent - who appeared in eye-catching posters modeling Combs' "VOTE OR DIE!" T-shirts to encourage voting - didn't make it to the polls yesterday. Another star, rapper Ludacris, did mail in an absentee ballot, according to his publicist.

--One can dream.

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Can you say, "dumbass?"

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November 03, 2004 


Sylvester Stallone is about to tread where only Oprah, Martha Stewart and, unsuccessfully, Rosie O'Donnell dared to go: magazine publishing.

The Rocky and Rambo star, 58, is joining with American Media Inc., best known for its supermarket tabs the National Enquirer and the Star, to produce a monthly fitness magazine to be called Sly, taken from the nickname for the muscled movie actor.

--I'm sure the writing will be as eloquent as he is. ;)

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One track minds

Ladies, I doubt this one will shock you:

According to a study conducted by the European society of psychoanalysis and psychodynamics, male viewers tend to have difficulties comprehending news when a pretty woman is on screen.

Three fourths of 1500 of respondents could not recall the first minute of the monologue; all their attention has been driven to admire the beauty of the female anchor. Only 40% of men were able to recall the program's highlights. At the same time, more than a half of those who stated this admitted that they have been constantly distracted by the movement of sensual arousing lips of the anchor, thus being unable to perceive the meaning of the words.

Just as a comparison: If a female anchor looked more like a nerd, wearing no makeup/lipstick, the same amount of information would have been better comprehended by 76% of people in general and 86% of men in particular.

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Bye Bye Minibottle

Here's some interesting election news from South Carolina to get your mind off the Presidential mess: Farewell to the Minibottle!

Minibottles, all lined up behind the bar, could go away soon after voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment allowing lawmakers to decide how drinks are served.

That means the Legislature likely will pass a law next year to add larger free-pour bottles while keeping minibottles as an option.

With 93 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial results early Wednesday morning showed 59 percent of voters approved the amendment.

The 1.7-ounce bottles of liquor usually seen only on airliners had become a South Carolina peculiarity. For more than a decade, the state was the only one in the nation to prohibit drinks from being poured from bigger bottles.

Ben Reagan voted for the minibottle amendment because he wants his Jim Beam and Coke to be cheaper.

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November 02, 2004 

SATC Alternative Endings

Fans of defunct comedy Sex And The City will finally be able to see the alternative endings to the hit show on a special DVD.

Producers at the Home Box Office cable network recorded four different finale to the six season series, and decided Sarah Jessica Parker's neurotic journalist character Carrie Bradshaw would reunite with her ex-love Mr Big - played by Chris Noth - during the final broadcast on February 22.

A special bonus feature of cut scenes and mistakes are set to come out on a special edition of the season six later this year. In other endings, Mr Big tells Carrie they can never be together, while another finale features Carrie tells her pals Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Samantha (Kim Cattrall) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) she is engaged to Russian boyfriend Aleksandr Petrovsky (Mikhail Baryshnikov) - who she dumped in the February episode after he slapped her across the face.

--I seriously would have had a fit if she had married Danceman or if Big would have let her down again. They picked the right one.

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Renee's Undies

Don't like airport security going through your personal items? Ship them home a la Renee Zellwegger:

Renee Zellweger is so terrified of airport security guards handling her underwear she sends it home by courier.

The actress, who is famed for wearing big knickers in 'Bridget Jones's Diary', says she is quite often stopped by officials when she is flying because she's famous but can't bear the thought of them going through her underwear collection.

She said: "They always choose to go through my stuff. "They check out my phone book and then all my clothes. But I can't bear the idea of them checking out my smalls in front of me.

"So I send those to my home by Fed Ex and collect all these boxes of used knickers when I get back."

--"Checking out my smalls?" I've never heard that phrase before.

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I think most of you know who I'm pulling for, but no matter if you're for him,

or him,


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November 01, 2004 

Celebrity Mugshot Calendar

Hugh Grant and Robert Downey Jr. are among a host of stars featured in a new calendar - but the pictures are provided compliments of America's police precincts.

The stars have all been given their own months to represent in the 2005 Celebrity Mugshot Calendar, which features real-life pictures taken after their arrests.

British actor Grant kicks off the year with his 1995 shot, taken after he was caught with prostitute Divine Brown in Hollywood, while Vince Vaughn takes the Mr April title, compliments of a 2001 arrest in North Carolina for fighting outside a bar.

Taking the May slot is Al Pacino, who provides the calendar's oldest mugshot from 1961. Then 21, he was caught with a gun. He reportedly told police it was for an acting job. Charges were later dropped.

Robert Downey Jr. gave publishers several options for his appearance on the June page, but they chose his first 1996 mugshot, from his arrest for heroin and cocaine possession.

Christian Slater finishes the year for his 1994 weapons arrest, the calendar also includes the mugshots of Anna Nicole Smith, Nick Nolte, Matthew McConaughey, Carmen Electra and Keanu Reeves.

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One More Reality Show

Count fashion-designing sister Donatella Versace will be the latest celebrity to get a reality show.

Donatella has signed a deal with Oprah Winfrey's Oxygen Network to do a show in which several contestants vie for the chance to become her intern.

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Check out Oprah's Top 50 Greatest Chick Flicks List.

Some of my faves from the list:

3. Notorious
23. Breakfast at Tiffany's
27. Something's Gotta Give
28. Rebecca
39. An Imitation of Life
40. Terms of Endearment

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