Thursday, June 08, 2006

It's A Brand Nouvel Day

Welp ... it looks like manny fever is taking over the world! Y'all know that I've been singing the praises of Sean Preston's new male nanny for weeks now but the rest of the world is just now starting to take notice. It has been confirmed that the manny's name is Perry Taylor and he is a Naval Academy graduate ... which makes him perfect nanny stock:

Britney's hitherto mysterious companion is Perry Taylor, a 28-year-old Naval Academy graduate who played on Navy's lacrosse team and who grew up and went to high school in the Washington, D.C., area. What's more, quelling rumors that Perry may be taking the place of K-Fed, Perry's mom, Caroline, tells TMZ her son is living with a six-foot brunette (she's Perry's height) and that she's been his girlfriend for two years. Perry's mom calls the girlfriend "a bombshell" and coos she's "the best girl he's ever been with. They're really happy" ... And if there was any question about whether he was helping out with the Sean Preston diaper detail, his mother told TMZ that the answer's pretty clear: "He's just beginning to learn about babies," she says, adding that not too long ago he asked a friend of his how old babies have to be before they open their eyes. Hmmm ... interesting information from the manny's mommy but I'm still holding out hope that Perry will prove to save our Britney from herself. I find it very interesting that Britney decided to hire a dude with zero experience in handling children to help her care for her only child. I'm not sure I believe all this "bombshell girlfriend" stuff ... it's gotta just be a front ... it's just gotta be ... right? [Source]

The world's most coveted baby pictures are finally being published in magazines and newspapers all over the world ... here in the US, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt will make her debut in the pages of People magazine (which actually hit newsstands today, with a slightly higher selling price for this issue only) but she also appears on the cover of yesterday's late edition of the New York Post. I wouldn't be surprised if this issue of People magazine ends up breaking sales records ... everyone is clamoring to get their hands on these baby pictures.

Over in Europe, Shiloh makes her debut in the pages of Hello! magazine which hit newsstands today. Pink reader Cammy queued early to get her hands on one of the first issues of Hello! to hit the streets ... she was nice enough to send me the scans from the mag. She is the so adorable ... she definitely has Angelina Jolie's lips and I suspect she's going to look just like her daddy, Brad Pitt. The pics are so sweet but I can't wait to get my hands on my own copy of People magazine.

Hmm ... I wonder what's going on with Nicole Richie these days ... yesterday we saw pictures of her launching an attack on the paparazzi with a bottle of Fiji water and today we've got pictures of Nicole trying to, ridiculously, hide her face from the camera's view:

What the crap? Nicole is never shy when it comes to getting her picture taken and now, all of the sudden, she's going all Ashley Olsen on us? To be quite honest, with this massive purse, ugly hat and fug scarf it really appears that Nicole has suddenly turned into Ashley Olsen. I want my old Nicole Richie back! [Source]

As if the prospect of Paris Hilton becoming a pop star wasn't frightening enough, get a load of this ... on an upcoming episode of The Simple Life, Paris becomes a mommy:

The usually immaculate socialite was forced to shed her glad rags and get to grips with the trials of motherhood during a hilarious episode of The Simple Life ... During one challenge, party-girl Paris suffers the ultimate shame after having to don plastic blue socks to 'endure' a painful labour. In another clip, the posh babe tweaks the teats on her very own nipple pump. LOL! See ... it's funny because she's only pretending to spawn ... if this were the real thing ... well ... let's not entertain any crazy talk, shall we? [Source]

Spiderman 3 continues to take over the streets of New York ... here are a few pictures of Tobey Maguire (as Peter Parker) and Kirsten Dunst (as Mary Jane Watson) filming scenes for the new movie on Broadway:

Pink reader Adam happened upon the set earlier this week and sends in a quick report: Just wanted to let you know that my friends and I saw Kathy Griffin perform last night here in New York (it was genius!), and as we were walking out, the street was blocked off, and it turned out that they were filming more of Spiderman 3. We scurried over to the other side of the street, and they were filming a scene in a Broadway theatre done up with a marquee that said 'Manhattan Memories' and the third name billed on the marquee was 'Mary Jane Watson' (aka Kirsten Dunst). Tobey was standing in the doorway coiffed in a grey pinstripe suit, and there were swarms of extras posing as crowds waiting for an autograph from Mary Jane. Woot! How fun ... it's a pity that I won't be back in NYC for a few weeks ... I'm sure by the time I get back to the city they won't be filming as much around town. [Source, Source]

Pink reader Bryn was at the Ashlee Simpson concert last night and sends in these pictures from the show:

Yeah, I'm really liking the new, sexy Ashlee Simpson. The girl seems to have a new lease on life ... her whole lip-syncing debacle is long forgotten (except for the fact that I just brought it up again ... but whatevs) and she has fully stepped out from Jessica's shadow. She is so hot right now ... and I love it! [thanks Bryn]

Jessica Simpson, on the other hand, ain't as hot as she used to be. Check out these pictures of Jess walking the streets of NYC in this ... this ... uh ... I don't even know what to call it ...

... I'm hesitant to call it an "outfit" ... it looks more like a train wreck. The shoes! Ye gods, the shoes! Jessica looks a bit like Mimi in the last 2 pics but I don't think that Mariah Carey would even stoop to wearing this mess ... ugh ... it's just a WORLD OF NO! [Source]

Yesterday I mused that I was in the mood for a Coors beer ... today I think I'll go for a Corona beer ...

... isn't it sad how easily swayed I am? [Source]

Lindsay Lohan is on the cover of the new issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine ... here are a couple pictures from her really stylish photoshoot:

In the new issue of Harper's Bazaar, on newsstands June 20, she revealed that her fantasy is not to start her own clothing line but to open an exclusive Paris boutique filled with designer clothing. "I'd only do it if Karl Lagerfeld was interested [in having his clothes there]," Lohan tells the mag. "Or Tom Ford. Or Alexander McQueen. Or Jean Paul Gaultier. Or Proenza Schouler." Certainly, starting a shop would solve the problem of having to pick which designer she loves the most, a dilemma Lohan would face if she followed her other fantasy of becoming the face for a fashion line. All spring, the air has been ripe with rumors that she'd be modeling fall campaigns for Louis Vuitton, and then Versace, but neither has panned out. "I very much wanted her to appear in the [fall '06] LV campaign, but it didn't work out," Marc Jacobs told Bazaar. "Hopefully it will next time" ... While the actress can rattle off all the new collections she loves -- "Yves Saint Laurent's collection is genius for fall. Balenciaga is amazing. And I love Rick Owens and Alessandro Dell'Acqua and Giambattista Valli and Roland Mouret. I could go on and on," she enthused to Bazaar -- Lohan's dream gig would be to rep Lagerfeld's Chanel. She's even begged to work as a shopgirl, going behind the Chanel counter to check everything out. "They're like, 'Lindsay, you're on the wrong side -- that's where the salespeople stand.' And I'm like, 'No, just let me do it, please, I'll work here for the day,' " Lohan told Interview. "I like the idea of being able to represent something that I really care about. And if young girls are going to look up to me and I love something like Chanel or Louis Vuitton, then they'll say, 'Ooh! Lindsay really likes Chanel.'" Ooh! Trent really likes Louis Vuitton as well ... I wouldn't mind repping the LV fo' rizzle my self. Woot! [Source]

Mischa Barton is on the cover of the new issue of Australian Vogue magazine ... here are a few pictures from her matronly-looking photoshoot:

Er ... why is Mischa Barton trying to look like Ivana Trump in hooker heels? I like the cover ... the rest of the pics are just meh. [Source] sent a guest photographer to the MTV Movie Awards taping last Saturday night and came away with some great shots of a few of my fave peeps backstage at the show:

I see she got a picture of Brandon Routh, the star of Superman Returns with his girlfriend ... I suspect that he was only taking pictures with chicks and no dudes so as not to raise any suspicions ... not that we really need any new suspicions. Head on over to to see the other backstage pics from the awards. [Source]

And finally, don't forget to watch the 2006 MTV Movie Awards airing on MTV tonight at 9:00PM (and in repeats all summer long) ... in the mean time check out this freakin' hilarious promo spot for the awards show:

The cameo by Nicole Richie is not to be missed. Brills! [Source]

So, I've been informed by a few Pink readers that LA is going thru the June Gloom which means that the sun goes on hiatus for a few weeks ... big BOO! to that. David and I decided not to haul our cookies way down to the OC to hang out on the beach so we went to Santa Monica instead. We did a bit of shopping (I have totally fallen in love with Zara) and putzed around on the pier.

Last night we hooked up with Jim and Davey and all went to the Nylon/My Space magazine party which was hosted by Michelle Trachtenberg and Joel & Benji Madden (who each took turns behind the turntables to provide the evening's tunes). The Academy Is ... performed at the shindig and a bunch of other celebs were partying there as well:

I got to hang a bit with Michelle and the Madden boys (Hilary Duff is in NYC unforch) ... but also got to meet Rachel Bilson (sweetest.girl.ever.), Pete Wentz and Talan Torriero from Laguna Beach. The big surprise was that Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz also showed up at the party. You're never gonna believe this but Cameron came over to say hello and tell me that she's a fan of PITNB. I may not be cool with her stance on not wanting to be photographed and refusing to sign autographs for fans but I think it was hella cool of her to come over and compliment me on my blog.

Even Tom from My Space was there ... he was really cool and also mentioned that he is a fan of PITNB. I'm so glad that we're friends on My Space :)

One more thing for you Good Charlotte fans, Joel tells me that the new album is set for an October release and it won't be long before we get to hear some new shizz. Woot!

Here are few pictures of The Academy Is ... performing a few songs:

I got to see these guys open up for The All-American Rejects a few months ago ... they were awesome.

Here are a few pictures of me and my friends ... and a few Pink readers:

We all had the best time ... it was such a blast.

After the party was dunzo, David and I stopped by Mel's Diner on Sunset Blvd. for some late night snackies. My head is still killin' me a bit but it was totally worth it. We had a blast.

Today I'm visiting a couple of friends and then tonight a whole bunch of us are getting together to celebrate Adriana's birthday. She's having a Secret Pizza Party in her own honor ...

... but don't tell anyone ... it's a secret.

I'm sending out all sorts of Birthday Lurve for my sweet Adriana who turns 29 years older today ... er, I mean 29 years old today :) XOXO

That is all ... I'm out.