Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Yeee Hawww!

Okay ... with all the hoopla surrounding the Academy Award nominations being announced this morning I feel that I should just get to the good stuff straightaway ... but I would be remiss if I didn't post this one teensy picture of Miss Britney Spears ... inspired by Pink reader Katie. People are saying that Spederline looked like a couple going to prom at the SAG afterparty they attended ... Katie and I think she reminded us of someone else:


It's pretty damn close. Boo ... even when Britney tries to look nice she still can't *quite* pull it off. Boo! [Source, thanks Katie]

Now ... let's get to it ...

Well, I'll be darned ... it looks like our little Brokeback Mountain wrangled itself 8 Academy Award nominations this mornin':


Brokeback picked up the most noms including Best Director for Ang Lee, Best Actor for Heath Ledger, Best Supporting Actor for Jake Gyllenhaal (!!!), Best Supporting Actress for Michelle Williams and the big enchilada Best Picture (!!!). Writers Larry McMurty and Diana Ossana also received a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. [Source]

I think it's safe to assume who I'll be pullin' for on Oscar night:


But, I plan on seeing all the movies nominated for Best Picture beforehand. I really loved Capote and wouldn't really mind if it won. I've heard great things about Good Night, And Good Luck and mixed things about Crash. I haven't read much about Munich ... but I don't think Thighs cared for it it turns out that Thighs really liked it (thanks Aaron) ... so I'm deff planning to check it out. [Source]

Here are a few of my fave Oscar noms for this year: All the Brokeback Mountain noms (obvs), Felicity Huffman - Best Actress for Transamerica, Catherine Keener - Best Supporting Actress for Capote, Wallace & Gromit In The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit - Best Animated Film and Batman Begins - Best Cinematography.

Click HERE for the full list of Academy Award nominations.

ATTENTION: 24 SPOILER ALERT WARNING

Alllllllright ... now that's what I'm talkin' about ... I think that 24 has finally kicked it into high gear ... and away we go. It's so sad how believable last night's episode was. President "Sucks Ass" Logan is the PERFECT idiot to fall into a trap like the one concocted by the Russian terrorists (there is no way in hell that President Palmer would've let this crap go down on his watch). I felt it was a brilliant twist to have Walt Cummings (the President's most trusted advisor) not only confess to his hand in the terrorist plot but to ensnare the President as well -- only on 24 could a brilliant coup d'etat in the United States of America become a reality:


Does it occur to anyone else that President Logan is a comment on our very own GWB? I can't help but imagine GWB in Logan's same bumbling position every time he does something stupid. But ANYWAYS ... I just knew that Secret Service dude Aaron would be the one to help Jack save the day (er, hour). Aaron rules all! And can I just say THANK GOD FOR JACK BAUER. Where would our country be without him? Personally, I think Jack should've taken out Walt's eye anyway. But, since the nerve gas got misplaced I think Jack is gonna get to have another go at Mr. Walt Cummings ... and I think he's going to pay dearly for his traitorous actions. Wee! I can't wait! [Source]

ATTENTION: REAL WORLD/ROAD RULES CHALLENGE: THE GAUNTLET 2 SPOILER ALERT WARNING

This isn't really that much of a Gauntlet 2 update ... but I was just really ecstatic to see that the Veterans team is completely pissed off that Beth won another Gauntlet and ended up sending Montana's ass home:


I say good for Beth! Her teammates are so fake ... and they deserve whatever torture Beth puts on them (I loved her little cackle after she won her gauntlet and after her teammates bitched at her for winning). All Hail Queen Beth ... I hope you stick with it 'til the end! [Source]

Pink was a guest on MTV's TRL yesterday afternoon and I managed to catch a portion of the show, here are a couple of pictures:


I guess the video for Stupid Girls is cute and all ... but she was very tight-lipped about who exactly she was obviously making fun of in the video. C'mon Pink, if you're gonna make a career out of mocking other female singers (remember her MTV performance of Some Girls?) then you should just own up and just say who you're making fun of. The coy "it could be anyone" b.s. she was slingin' on TRL was kinda lame. [Source]

Here are a few pictures of Jennifer Garner playing host at the 8th Annual Gospel Brunch ...


... which I assume is a great place for her to just stand around gap-jawed. It's rare that you ever see Jennifer Garner with her mouth closed. [Source]

Check out these pictures of Sarah Jessica Parker as she gets her hair done at a beauty salon in NYC:


Hahahahaha ... I love when celebs get caught looking not so cute. Check it, she's reading a copy of In Touch magazine. I also love it when celebs get caught reading tabloids. You know they loooooove the goss. [Source]

Speaking of In Touch magazine, they are reporting that Nick Lachey is hooking up with Lizzie Arnold, the former Miss Kentucky:


[Nick] has been spotted in LA with Lizzie Arnold, 28, who took the state crown in 2001. "She is the mystery brunette who has been seen with Nick around town," reveals an insider. "They've been together for about a month." The pair were together at Wilmer Valderrama's 26th birthday party at Level 3 nightclub in Hollywood on January 29. "Nick had his arm around her all night," says a fellow partygoer. Hmm ... I guess it's good that he's moving on with his life ... but I think she's a downgrade from the likes of Jessica Simpson. [Source, thanks Chloe]

In other Simpson news, here are pictures of Ashlee Simpson as she arrives in London at Heathrow airport ... I'm not really diggin' the cap:


Yeah ... I'm really loving her new haircut ... she shouldn't be hiding it under ridiculous little hats. [Source]

Awww ... don't you just love it when carnies fall in love on the job?


Why in the world would Paris Hilton and Stavros Niarchos ever want to go to a carnival? It must be for the Elephant Ears. [Source]

It's baaaaaack ... Katie Holmes baby bump has returned ... to massive size:


She even busted out the protruding belly button module. She must be serious about this baby hoax. [Source]

He's baaaaaaack ... the Burger King is still puttin' the moves on Brooke Burke:


It's funny ... the BK used to be really scary ... but these pictures have really been humanizing him for me. I hope Brooke says yes and does become his Burger Queen. [Source]

Uh oh ... does Bobby Brown know about this? It seems that his baby girl Bobbi Kristina has herself a My Space profile:


Isn't she like 14 years old? I think Bobby and Whitney should be concerned ... her My Space name heading is $SeXi kRiSsY$ and her My Space URL is myspace.com/NIMPHO_BABBY ... which is prolly the 14 year old misspelling of Nympho Baby. That's just not right, y'all! UPDATE: Bobbi Kris' profile has been set to private. Boo! [Source]

Kate Moss is featured as a "goddess" in the new issue of W magazine:


I'm not feelin' the Xena vibe ... and the pony tail as GOT TO GO. Are we sure the photographer wasn't high when he/she came up with this concept? [Source]

And last, but certainly not least ... it is with great sadness that I report that Coretta Scott King has passed away:


The widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted her life to his legacy and to the fight for civil rights. Her last public appearance was in Atlanta, GA on January 14th at a MLK Day celebration ... which is quite fitting. She was 78 years old and will be sorely missed.

Newstime:
So last night I got to hang out with Sarah for a little while. We met up for dinner and had a nice talk. She told me all about this amazing dress she found over the weekend and I told her of my outfit-finding woes and we decided to go shopping together on Wednesday night.

I have to send out much birthday love to my good friend Sam. A bunch of us are getting together to celebrate her birthday tonight!

That is all ... I'm out.

UPDATED at 12:20 PM

Monday, January 30, 2006

I've Got No Tail To Tell

Yes! It's about time! Well, it looks like Miss Britney Spears is ready to get off her lazy booty and get back to work. The main page for her official fan club has been revamped with the promise of a remixed, reinspired and refocused Britney Spears for 2006:


Lord ... I really hope she's serious about this reinvention. It's gonna take A LOT of work to make up the ground she's lost in the past couple of years. Hopefully she's smart enough to have REALLY SMART people around her to help make sure that she pulls off the greatest comeback of all time! Shoot, I wouldn't take much to make me happy ... a cool new album, a hot tour and ... you know ... a divorce. [Source]

Anyways, it's been announced that Britney is releasing a new limited edition fragrance this April -- it's called In Control:


This fragrance is made up of a bunch of weird smelling stuff: The juice, concocted by Quest's Claude Dir, features a top note of loquat fruit; a heart of midnight orchid, crème brûlée, black vanilla bean and tonka crystals, and a drydown of sugared sandalwood and musk. Boo! I hope this new perfume isn't the first step in The Reinvention of Britney Spears ... if she's pinning her renewed success on her smelly perfumes than she's a complete lost cause. [Source]

So ... the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night in Hollywood ... let's take a look at some pictures from the red carpet:


There weren't any real glaring fashion faux pas that I could find ... but I'm sure someone else will. I think that Michelle Williams looked great in that white dress and Felicity Huffman also looked amazing in her lavender dress. [Source]

For me, the big shocker was that Brokeback Mountain got completely shut out of winning any awards ... Crash came in and ran away with the big prize. I was *thrilled* to see that Felicity Huffman won an award ... tho a bit miffed that she "merely" won for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. I was equally thrilled that Kiefer Sutherland won the award for Best Actor in a Drama Series:


I'm sorry, I know many of you really loved Reese Witherspoon's performance in Walk the Line but I do not believe it was better than Felicity Huffman's performance in Transamerica. I think it's safe to assume that these 2 ladies will be going head to head at the Academy Awards. Philip Seymour Hoffman rightly deserves his Best Actor award and will most probably sail thru to an Oscar win. [Source]

For a complete list of SAG Award winners, click HERE.

UPDATE: Hold the DAMN PHONE! Did Spederline clean themselves up for a SAG afterparty?! It looks that way:


I ... can't ... believe it ... Brit actually looks cute. Kevin needs a haircut in the WORST way but ... wow ... soap does wonders. Yay Brit!!! [Source]

Michael Jackson NEVER fails to scare the crap out of me ... here are pictures of the freakshow peeking out from behind the curtains of his Hamburg, Germany guest room:


I'm not even trying to be mean, but he is really frightening. Poor Prince, Paris and Prince "Blanket" Jackson, II ... I fear his poor children are going to need intense therapy when they grow older. [Source]

So it's been a couple of months since The Newlyweds called it quits ... let's take a look at them individually and consider which team seems to be winning the war:


Team Lachey is lookin' a bit rough ... but he is working. If he scores a hit with his WB show then he might find life after Jessica Simpson. Altho, the news that The WB and UPN are merging to create a new network might squeeze poor Nick out of the equation ... and then he's back to nothing. Team Jessica is lookin' kinda okay ... she's getting some commercial work (i.e. the huge Superbowl commercial for Pizza Hut) and she is having a grand time being single (i.e. hooking up with the likes of Adam Levine). But commercials aren't quite the same thing as acting (and let's face it, Miss Piggy could really upstage Jess in that Pizza Hut commercial -- Piggy does have more acting experience) ... if she don't get any real acting work what's left for her to do ... singing? So far, I think both teams are tied ... but I'll be watching. [Source, Source]

Check this out ... Sienna Miller really likes wearing Hayden Christensen's sweater:


I wonder if he's taken to wearing her undies in exchange? [Source, thanks Hillary]

Aww ... check out this cute picture of Ashley Parker Angel, his fiancee Tiffany and their baby boy Lyric Angel:


Uh, I thought Ashley, the former boy band member, wanted to give his son a "normal" name so that he wouldn't get teased in school like he did?! I can't imagine Lyric is going to have an easy time with the other kids' teasing but ... oh well. He's really cute! [Source]

Oh look, the paparazzi finally paid attention to David Spade and decided to take pictures of him:


Isn't this the same homeless man that Mariah Carey posed with last year? It's a shame that David had to pose with someone more famous than he is in order to get noticed. [Source]

Did you know that ex-Sporty Spice Melanie C. has a Cheeto-colored daughter? Check her out:


Actually, this is a picture of the T.A.T.U. girls from their performance this weekend at the UK club G-A-Y. How do you say Lay off the spray-on tanner! in Russian? [Source]

Check out these hot pictures of Joaquin Phoenix from this month's issue of UK Elle magazine:


He looks really hot. I hate smoking ... I hate it, hate it, hate it ... but Joaquin makes it look kinda hot ... damnit. [Source]

Hilary Duff called up a few friends and had them come on board her Candie's ad campaign:


I love that her new BFF Michelle Trachtenberg is now a part of the campaign ... as is Ciara and some other unimportant chick. I think Hilary likes being the most famous girl in the ad. [Source]

So ... in 2004 it was decided that Dawn of the Dead had to be remade for the new millennium and it kicked all ass! It turned out to be one of my favorite movies of that year. Then, in 2005, it was decided that Land of the Dead had to be made and ... well, it sucked all ass! Even tho Aussie hottie Simon Baker (who also stars in the new movie Something New [review below]) was the lead actor it was a major snoozefest. I figured it was only a matter of time before they remade Night of the Living Dead (arguably, the most famous zombie movie of all time) again but I feared they would ruin this classic movie ... because surely there was no way to reinvent it and try to improve on the original ... well, I think they may have successfully come up with a cool way to present this movie ... in 3D:


Now that 3D is all the rage again (i.e. Spy Kids 3D, VH1's I Love the 80's 3D, Medium, etc.) I think this is a brilliant idea! Hopefully the *whole* movie will be presented in 3D and not just the last 20 minutes (i.e. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 6: Freddy's Dead). I am a bit concerned that George Romero is not involved with this film ... but maybe it's not a bad idea to bring in new blood to this classic horror movie. [Source]

I am especially happy to see that they managed to score a couple of big names to star in Night of the Living Dead 3D:


Marc Anthony makes so much more sense now. [Source]

And finally, a few Pink readers sent me emails telling me that I was wrong to say that Curious George had a tail in the classic picture books. I received a few messages that were adamant about the fact that the curious little monkey is tail-less in his books. I couldn't believe it so I looked around and it turned out to be true:


How effed up is that?! I'm not sure what bothers me more ... that I distinctly remembered that Curious George had a tail in his books or that Curious George never had a tail to begin with. That mess is just wrong.

Les News:
So yesterday I got to hang out with the Illest Meg around and we had a grand time playing around. We met up at the movies to see the new romantic comedy Something New (incidentally, I was running late to the 3PM movie and it seems that I was driving a bit recklessly ... for which I apologize profusely):


I'm not gonna lie ... the movie is pretty predictable and not at all shocking or especially thrilling but Megan I did have a good time. It was cute and funny and turned out to be a not too bad date movie. We laughed out loud a few times ... and really had a good time together. Did we have a good time cuz we were together or cuz the movie was good? Who cares ... if you're looking for a cute date movie this Valentine's Day you might enjoy this simple little film. And hello, did I mention that the semi-hot Simon Baker stars in it?


Just take Scott Speedman and mix him up with John Schneider and you get Simon Baker. Yeah, no complaints from me AT ALL.

After the movie we did some shopping at Somerset and then had a nice dinner together. We played around at the bookstore ...


... and then called it a day. We had a lot of fun ...

I guess that's it ... I have some running around to do today ... I'm gonna get to it ... I'm out. Lates.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Who Let The Dog Out?

Happy Chinese New Year y'all! Today we enter the Year of the Dog. People born in this year are loyal, honest, and trustworthy, but can also be stubborn and selfish ... and they get along well with Tigers, like me:


Here's hoping that all y'all have a very prosperous and lucky year ahead. [Source]

Here are a few pictures from the Hollywood premiere of the Curious George movie from yesterday afternoon:


Drew Barrymore looked pretty ... I'm glad to see that she wasn't droopy or anything like that. I'm still upset that Curious George had his tail chopped off for this movie ... I don't know that I can support a film that features a mutilated childhood literary icon. [Source, Source]

Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger were on hand to help Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee celebrate being chosen as the filmmaker of the year ... according to his peers in the Director's Guild of America:


Dang ... Jakey poo is pretty shameless ain't he? Anyways, congratulations to Ang Lee for this most recent award. He has already won more than 10 awards for his work on Brokeback Mountain which puts him (and his movie) in a great position for this Tuesday's Academy Award nominations. Woot! [Source]

Pink readers Roby and Helle send in this scan of the Italian magazine Io Donna that features Jake on the cover:


The picture looks like it came from the Entertainment Weekly photoshoot for The Day After Tomorrow. But I'm not one to complain over seeing a wet Jake Gyllenhaal. Hot! [thanks Roby & Hele]

Hmmm ... here are some interesting pictures of Hayden Christensen spending some alone time with Sienna Miller ... check 'em out:


It looks like Hayden picked up some munchies before hooking up with Sienna. I wonder what happened betwixt the two of them where Sienna felt the need to wear Hayden's sweater? It seems to me that they were pulling a Jessica Simpson/Adam Levine-type swticharoo. Verrrrry interesting indeed. [Source]

It's always a wonderful occurrence to watch Nicole Richie grab a bite to eat:


After all, it is such a rare occurrence ;) [Source]

Incidentally, I finished reading Nicole Richie's debut novel The Truth About Diamonds last night and I have to admit ... I really enjoyed it. The book isn't necessarily a stunning literary masterpiece but it is very entertaining, especially for gossip lovers. Nicole tells a cute story about a "friend" of hers named Chloe. To tell the truth, I believe that Chloe is a fictionalized version of Nicole Richie herself. Sure Nicole is the narrator of the book and speaks of Chloe as her friend but there are a lot of similarities between the two of them. I think it is her way of getting some things off her chest while keeping some distance as well. There are some very funny bits in this book ... it's a great, fun and quick read. I really think that people who are interested in Hollywood gossip will enjoy this book.

Okay ... let's move on ... have you ever wondered what the oldest Abercrombie and Fitch dude IN THE WORLD looks like? Well wonder no more ... here he is:


Mike Jeffries, the 61-year-old CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, says "dude" a lot. He'll say, "What a cool idea, dude," or, when the jeans on a store's mannequin are too thin in the calves, "Let's make this dude look more like a dude," or, when I ask him why he dyes his hair blond, "Dude, I'm not an old fart who wears his jeans up at his shoulders." Dudes, I read THIS article from Salon.com earlier this week and totally forgot to mention it. It's, like, a really important article and stuff. It's pretty damn weird too. [Source]

Ian Somerhalder is this month's cover boy for Men's Fitness magazine, here are a few pics:


Yessir, Ian is one fit man if I do say so myself. [Source]

Pink is back with a new single and a new album ... check out the album cover artwork and a few promo pictures:


Looks like she's back to having pink hair again. It also looks like she's picked up Avril Lavigne's discarded neckties. Boo! [Source, Source]

And finally, here is this week's Hot Dude of the Week ... his name is Jackson and he doesn't have a head:


But really, with abs like that who needs a head? You know, it's pictures like this that really inspire me to get my ass back to the gym ... to er, see what other guys who work out look like ... cuz I'm just way to lazy to work out myself. [Source]

The News:
Erik and I went shopping yesterday but the day just ended in a bust ... I have to pick up an outfit for my trip to LA next week and I just have nothing in mind. I'm gonna try to look around this afternoon again ...

... but I'll be meeting up with the Ill Meg to catch a sneak preview showing of the movie Something New beforehand.

I hope y'all are having a great weekend ... it's really very blah here in Detroit. It has been raining all morning long ... which is infinitely better than snow but is depressing nonetheless. Booo.

I'm out. Lates.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Be My Gest??? Hell To The No!

Pardon the language on this first picture caption ... but I seriously about shat myself when I came upon these pictures. People have been sending me pictures labeled "David Gest and Da Brat are the new couple" and I just disregarded them because I couldn't think of anything more ridiculous than the notion of these 2 people coupling up. But ... well ... check out these pictures and YOU tell me what to think:


DA BRAT IS ACTUALLY KISSING HIM ON THE MOUTH!!!!!!!!! That biatch must be high as hell or something ... she can't possibly be getting the nookie from David Gest ... can she?!?!?!?! Blaurgh ... I can't even think about it ... ::safe warm place, think of a safe warm place:: [Source]

Damn ... speaking of odd couples, who knew that Pamela Anderson and Gary Busey were the newest BFFs in Hollywood:


I realize that new girlfriends like to share clothes and shoes but I would recommend that Pammy pie stay away from those ugly ass boots that Gary's wearing. He could prolly loan them out to Kim Stewart tho. [Source]

Oh, and speaking of ugly ass boots ... what the hell is wrong with Avril Lavigne?


Unless she's actually about to go wading ... I have to totally poo-poo her choice of footwear. Boooooo! [Source]

Oprah Winfrey had the principle cast members from Brokeback Mountain on her show yesterday for a half hour-long movie promo spot, here are some screencaps:


It wasn't the most interesting show actually ... there was a lot of patting each other on the back. Oprah asked the tough questions (yeah, not really), there were a lot of AWWWWWWs from the audience every time Heath Ledger talked about his new baby Matilda or his chick Michelle Williams and Jake Gyllenhaal just looked hot. Anne Hathaway chirped up every chance she got ... it was nice of Oprah to even let her sit on her couch. [Source]

Isn't it interesting that Jessica Simpson is covering up her entire neck?


You don't suppose she's hiding anything underneath that scarf, do you? [Source]

Whoa ... Matthew MacConaughey can look really hot sometimes ... and then there are those times when he ain't lookin' quite so hot at all:


Daaaamn ... he looks a right mess. Methinks he should've stayed in bed instead of going out for golfin'. [Source]

Boo! I hate it when celebs go all incognito on us ... it makes it really hard to know who it is that we're looking at:


I'm not sure who this could be ... I think it might be a washed up child actress who oftentimes dresses like a homeless man and appears to be having a hard time with her celebrity ... or something like that. [Source]

Whoa ... I know Tara Reid looks like she's booze-free but if she's so sober why is she giving a $20 bill to a dog?


I'd hate to guess why she would feel the need to pay a dog ... if you get my drift ... ew! [Source]

And finally, the embarrassment of Heather Graham continues as Life, America's weekend magazine, plasters her face on their cover and proclaims that she is TV's Sexiest Star ... even tho her TV series was cancelled after just one airing:


Tsk Tsk. Well, there's no such thing as bad publicity ... right? [Source]

The News:
Erik and I spent a quiet night at home last night ... VLB came over and she and Erik cooked an amazing enchilada dinner for the 3 of us. Yeah, I ain't no cook but I'm pretty good at eating VLB's food so it was a great time for me.

I'm not exactly sure what's going on for tonight ... I do know, for a fact, that I won't be happy unless we go out dancing. We hear there may be a Dorkwave party tonight ... so we'll see what happens.

That is all ... I'm out.