Friday, December 23, 2005

"Cancel Xmas"

Ugh ... we had a late night last night ... my head is not in the best shape ... but it's all good because many of you either have today off from work or you will be leaving early for Xmas parties ... so you'll prolly not even read this today ... but there is much goss to be had ... so let's get to it ...

So ... Britney Spears graced her fans with a letter that she her assistant wrote and posted on her official website yesterday afternoon. It looks like the Xmas cheer doesn't stop there with our dear Spederline ... Kevin decided to pick up his other son to spend some time with him:

Wow ... when the spirit of the holidays takes hold there is no limit to the wondrous miracles that can happen. I'm sure Kevin's other children are very happy to know that their father still remembers them ... sometimes. [Source]

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale spent some time hanging out at a beach in Miami this week ... Gwen is taking every opportunity to tell the world that she is expecting her first child. She spoke publicly to the Ft. Lauderdale crowd at her recent concert telling them, "I want you to sing so loud that the baby hears it!":

It looks like as soon as the news broke that she is, indeed, pregnant she ran right out and bought a bunch of loose-fitting maternity shirts. She really looks pregs in these pictures ... she looks happy too! [Source]

Nick and Aaron Carter were spotted at Koi this week ... and I'm kinda sorry that they were:

Aaron looks terrrrrrrrrrrrible. When I first saw these pictures I immediately thought Oh, Aaron Carter looks a bit like Brad Renfro ... which is kinda funny because ... [Source]

... it turns out that Brad Renfro is in the news today. Brad was busted yesterday in an undercover drug sting operation on "skid row" in Los Angeles -- the first picture is Renfro's mug shot from his arrest in 2000 for attempting to steal a yacht in Florida, the other pictures are from the drug bust yesterday:

Undercover detectives posing as drug dealers launched the first phase of a new LAPD crackdown on skid row's massive drug marketplace Thursday by arresting 14 buyers, including a Hollywood actor ... The undercover officers masqueraded as street dealers in scruffy clothing as they lured unsuspecting buyers to purchase balloons filled with fake heroin along Spring and 6th streets ... The officers made an arrest about every 5 to 10 minutes, yelling "Cancel Christmas" as a signal to uniformed officers to move in and make the arrest.

I have to say that this is very sad news ... Brad Renfro is a great actor (The Client, Apt Pupil, Ghost World) and it sucks to know that he is allegedly a heroin addict. I think it's safe to say that his Xmas has, indeed, been cancelled this year. [Source, Source]

In happier child actor news, Peter Billingsley (the guy who played Ralphie in A Christmas Story) is, to my knowledge, not a heroin addict and appears to be doing well ... here is what he looks like these days:

Starting at 8PM on Xmas Eve, TBS will air A Christmas Story for 24 hours straight. They've done this for a couple years now and I'm really glad they do. I always end up watching the movie a few times when they do this ... there is something about this movie makes it okay to watch it over and over again. [Source]

Did you know that Ali Lohan was a Bob Marley fan?

Call me crazy, but she doesn't really strike me as the typical Marley fan ... I wonder if she really just a fan of something else ... if you catch my drift. [Source]

Here is a picture of Catherine Zeta Jones and her son hitting the slopes of Aspen, CO:

Dude, it looks like the party is deffo in Aspen this Xmas! [Source]

The Osbournes (sans Ozzy) did some Xmas shopping this week ... Jack looked great ... Sharon looked about the same ... and Kelly looked ... well ... see for yourself:

That girl ... someone, please help her. [Source]

Nicollette Sheridan appears to have rekindled her romance with former paramour Michael Bolton:

Well ... he does look better since he got rid of his godawful hair. Maybe this is just a rebound thing since Nicollette just split from her fiance in October. She is starring in one of TV's hottest shows and is dating Michael Bolton?! Hmm ... [Source]

Whoa! I usually support Jennifer Lopez and her fashion choices (oftentimes when I prolly shouldn't) because I really like her over all ... but I simply cannot endorse her overuse of the blue eye shadow in this picture:

Bad, bad, bad look ... well, unless she was going for Krumping chic. [Source]

Ashley Olsen is back in LA on holiday from her college classes ... it's a shame that she doesn't look happy about being home for the holidays:

See ... this is when you really should take stock of your blessings and consider yourself very lucky that you aren't suffering like this poor little billionaire this holiday season. [Source]

Cameron Diaz must've gotten a wiff of her pungent pits... why else would she be brazenly doing an arm pit check right in front of the paparazzi?

Surely the "pit check" is her Secret to alluding the photogs ... and it looks like it works very well. [Source]

Jennifer Aniston has learned that hiding your face from the cameras only makes you look dumb ... smiling is the way to go:

She looks genuinely happy as well ... here's hoping she has a great Xmas on her own this year! [Source]

Here's another Friend, Matthew Perry, doing his best Dukes of Hazzard impersonation as he leaps out of this car without using the door in the proper manner:

I wonder what the rush was ... perhaps some last minute holiday shopping ...? [Source]

Sienna Miller is on the cover of the new issue of Vogue magazine:

It looks like she is only capable of doing the Twiggy thing with her new, shorter hair cut. [Source]

Frances Bean Cobain is featured in the new issue of I-D magazine:

She is a perfect mixture of both Kurt and Courtney ... and she is growing up so fast. It will be very interesting to see what she does with her life. [Source via Source]

Alyson Hannigan in starring in the Scary Movie-like Date Movie which hits theaters in February:

The movie spoofs date movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Meet the Parents & The Wedding Planner and will probably be a cheesily bad movie. But, I love Alyson Hannigan ... so I'm gonna give it the benefit of the doubt. Click HERE to check out the trailer. [Source]

And finally, Pope Benedict XVI donned the traditional "santa hat" in a public address this week in Rome ...

... and probably scared the hell out of sinners and the faithful alike. Wow ... if this is a ploy to get kids to be afraid of and defame Santa Claus ... I think it just might work. Yikes! [Source]

Kirsten arrived back home safe and sound last night ... as soon as we picked her up from the airport we went over to Stephanie's house for dinner. It was so damn fun ... Stephanie really went all out to prepare a great Mexican meal. We got to hang out for a couple of hours before we went dancing at Luna. Yeah ... I didn't realize it but I think I drank more than I intended ... I *so* did not want to wake up this morning ... which is why the post is really late. Eh, it's Xmas ... I think a little leeway is in order.

Plans are still up in the air for tonight ... there is a concert somewhere downtown but I'm not sure if I'll be attending ... we'll see.

It's the night before the night before Xmas ... I sincerely hope everyone has the best holiday weekend ever!

I'm out.