Monday, July 31, 2006

I Don't Like Mondays

Blah! Where the hell did the summer go? It's already the last day of July ... um, doesn't it feel like we just started the summer and now we're entering into the final month :( It didn't really hit me until I noted the day's date ... for me, the end of July always signals the beginning of the end of the summer.

Ah well, it's a whole new week ... let's get to it ...

Jamie Lynn Spears made an appearance at the Hollywood premiere of the animated movie Barnyard yesterday afternoon ... here are a few pictures of Miss JL lookin' pretty in pink on the red carpet:




You know what isn't quite so pretty is that wound on her lower lip ... I really hope it's not what I fear it is. Obviously, Jamie Lynn wasn't invited out to Vegas to party with Spederline at K-Fed's video shoot and was relegated to partaking in more innocent fare back home ... and that's just fine by me. Stay fresh, stay clean Jamie Lynn. [Source]

Mariah Carey performed her little US pre-tour show for Pepsi Cola Saturday night at the Kodak Theater here in Hollywood, CA. Here are a few pictures from her Pepsi Smash show courtesy of Mariah fan Aztlanstar and MariahDaily.com:


Mimi kicks off the US leg of her world tour on August 5th in Miami, FL but a few lucky fans got to see a preview of her tour last night at the Pepsi Smash concert. The show looks hot ... click HERE to see more pictures from Saturday night's concert and visit Mariah Daily for MP3s from the show. [Source]

Ashley Olsen has taken her ridiculous love of ridiculously large purses to a new extreme ...


Hahhahahahah ... this bag is as long as the top half of her body. What am I missing ... why is carrying a bag this huge cool and fashionable? I can appreciate a hot bag but this is waaaay too ludicrous. What the hell could she possibly be carrying in there? [Source]

Awww ... check out these cute pictures of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner taking in a Red Sox vs. Angels baseball game over the weekend:


These two have been married, what ... 45 years now? Looks like the spark is still there. See ... I knew that this Bennifer would stand the test of time. [Source]

Speaking of old couples ... it looks like Paris Hilton and Stavros Niarchos are still on very friendly terms even tho they are no longer together. Check out these new pictures of Parisopolis getting reacquainted at a club in St. Tropez over the weekend:


Okay ... raise your hand if you're at all surprised by this. I, for one, am shocked ... I really thought Stavros had learned his lesson. [thanks Jinky]

There has been a lot of drama in the comments section of this blog over the weekend regarding the DUI arrest of Mel Gibson on Friday. Charges have been thrown around of hatred, hypocrisy, anti-this and that and I think it's time all of those harsh, negative feelings be refocused against a true evil. We shouldn't be fighting one another, we should be aligning ourselves against a common enemy ... the true enemy ... the real threat against our very existence as we know it ...


We must unite as one to bring about the end of this short pants phenomenon. Clam Diggers, Peddle Pushers, Capris, Manpris ... they must be eradicated. Think about the children! Together ... we can do it. [Source]

OY! As if the proliferation of manpris wasn't bad enough ... what the hell do you call this look?


I call it, Hell to the No. How in the world is Mischa Barton OK with this? [Source]

For the most part, Mischa has some semblance of fashion sense ... I may not always agree with what she wears or the fashion risks she takes ... but by and large, she does seem to have a clue in that pretty little head of hers. Check out these new pictures of Mischa Barton from her upcoming ad campaign for Morgan de Toi:


I gotta say (and I really can't believe I'm saying this but,) Mischa looks incredible. I even like the (gasp) stockings in that last pic. I'm not sure what it is that she sees in fashion maven Cisco (he must have a big ... personality) but she could at least give him a few pointers. [Source, Source]

Finally! It looks like Beyonce has hung up her bee hive hairdo and decided to go back to normal ... check out these hot pictures of B from the new issue of Arena magazine:


I much prefer the hoochified Beyonce to the comical one that has been showing up around town lately. [Source]

Nelly Furtado is on the cover of the Portuguese magazine Blitz and unfortunately she looks like the victim of a botched run-in with a botox needle:


What is going on with her face? She deffo looks like she should be starring opposite Cher in the movie Mask. [Source]

Check out these insanely hot pictures from the September issue of the Australian magazine DNA. These photos, taken by famed photographer Lewis Payton, are a great way to start out a bizzy work week:


For obvious reasons, I have been a huge fan of Lewis' work for some time now. His beautiful photographs appear regularly in DNA, which is why I squeal with glee every time a new issue appears in my mailbox. Head on over to Lewis' site or the DNA site to check out more examples of his work. [Source]

Here are a couple pictures of a couple of the girls who will be featured in the new season of Laguna Beach: The Real OC. Say hello to Kyndra and Cami:


It looks like the next gen of LBers already know how to step their game in order to roll with the alums ... [thanks Dominique]

... and speaking of the LB alums, here are a couple pictures of Miss Kirstin Cavallari upping the ante a bit with a promiscuous picture or two of her own:


Wow. KC looks about 2 drinks away from a nudie spread in a skin mag. What happened to the sweet and innocent Kristin? [thanks Emma]

Hmmm ... how good are you at recognizing celebrity feet? Well ... here's your chance to find out ... can you guess who these tootsies belong to?


I'm not sure how many of you are really keen on checkin' out feet this early in the week but hey ... at least they aren't nasty feet. There ain't no bunions or corns or anything gross like that ... just a pair of regular ol' feet. Have fun! [Source]

And finally, Pink reader Eric sends in this awesome picture of his Pink is the new Blog sticker that he proudly displays on his DJ turntable:


Wu Tang and PITNB ... I don't get more fab than that. Loves it! [thanks Eric]

Unfortch, I am well out of PITNB stickers ... but I should have more available soon.

Les News:
Yesterday was my first quiet day alone here in LA. Life is getting settled ... I'm becoming more used to my surroundings. I am loving my apartment ... I'm still a ways from being completely done with it but it will be a work in progress for a while. I gotta admit, it's starting to feel more like home.

And speaking of home, I will be flying back to Detroit at the end of this week for Zakiya's first birthday party on Saturday. I am very excited to see my friends again ... I realize I haven't been gone that long but it'll be great to see them all again. More on that trip later on in the week.

Blah ... it's Monday ... and no one likes Mondays ... I hope you have an OK one. I'm out.

UPDATE: Star Magazine is reporting that Mel Gibson has checked himself into a rehab program of some sort and the LA County Sheriff's Department has released his mugshot:


Mel Gibson has checked himself into a recovery program for alcohol, the troubled actor's rep Alan Nierob, exclusively tells Star. "He is in a program of recovery at this time," Nierob says. Plus, Chris Prentiss, a neighbor of Gibson's and the co-founder of celebrity treatment centre Passages in Malibu, Calif., tells Star: "I understand he has gone into recovery program. The center that I've heard he's checked himself into follows the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program. And I don't believe that will help him." Prentiss — who refused to name the rehab center he's heard Gibson is in — adds: "I think he needs individual intense therapy by a team of people who know what they are looking for in causes in alcoholism. There are only four causes and it is one or more of those four causes that are causing him to be out of control. CNN is confirming this report, you can read the CNN story HERE. It still remains to be seen what punishment, if any, will come of all of this. Don't shoot the messenger, it's just the news, y'all. [Source]

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Rock Solid Marriage

Our dear Spederline took Las Vegas by storm last night as Kevin Federline brought along his posse of homie g-dawgs to town to shoot his debut music video for his first single Lose Control. Britney Spears may be many months pregnant but that didn't stop her from partying along with her main man ... here are pictures of the gruesome twosome doing it up big at Pure nightclub last night:


Dare I say that Brit and Kev actually looked a'ight? Brit-Brit rocked a simple striped shirt and jeans ensemble that made her look like a normal chick. Thankfully she opted out of wearing those ugly flowy sun dresses that she is so fond of. And K-Fed ...? Is he really wearing a sweater vest? Like seriously? I wonder who tied that tie for him because you know homie can't tie his own tie. As for Sean Preston, well, he decided to skip the video shoot ... he was too busy at the craps table to be bothered with this nonsense. Just another weekend for our favorite family. [Source]

Oh ... one more thing ... you can't really see Britney's protruding belly in those first pictures but you can see her latest baby bump much clearer in these pictures of Britney posing with her manager Jason Trawick:


Photo credit: X-17

September is going to be a very bizzy month for Britters ... not only will her first born son be celebrating his first birthday but she'll also be giving birth to her second-born child. How much you wanna bet that this new kid is going to be another boy. I have a hard time imagining that K-Fed is able to spawn a female with Britney (all I see are Sean Prestons inside the Spederline loins) ... ugh, or maybe it's just too scary a thought to entertain? We'll soon find out. [Source]

The big news for this weekend is the wedding of Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson in St. Tropez, France. Here are a few pictures of the happy couple as they say "I Do" at the first of their four planned weddings:


Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock had a wedding ceremony Saturday on a yacht in Saint-Tropez, PEOPLE has confirmed. "She was the most beautiful bride I've ever seen -- like a modern-day Brigitte Bardot," Jimmy Choo owner Tamara Mellon tells PEOPLE about Anderson, who wore a white string bikini to her nuptials. "Kid Rock was a total rock star. He gave her a good kiss. Everybody was crying." Adds Elton John's husband David Furnish: "It was a real rock n' roll wedding." This is the second union for Anderson and the first for Rock (real name: Robert Ritchie) -- and, apparently, there are more to come. "I'm going to get married a few times this month to the same guy," Anderson, 39, said July 26 during a news conference in Las Vegas. "We had to do Malibu, we've got to do Detroit, and we've got to do Nashville." You know, I would expect no less from these two. A wedding on a yacht where the bride wore a string bikini and the groom pledged his life to his new wife while holding a beer in his hand. Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson were made for one another and I wish them nothing but the best for a long and happy life together. [Source]

Here is a cute picture of the happy couple, pre-wedding, sharing a hug and a kiss together:


Congratulations Pammy Pie ... I know that Detroit guy you got is going to treat you well. [Source]

Exclusive! It appears that another semi-famous person has decided to come out ...


... Lance Bass has thrown open the floodgates and now celebs will be coming out all over the place ... who's gonna be next? [Source]

Here are a couple pictures of Hilary Duff performing a show at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey:


Hil D. looks like she's really feelin' the music. Rock out, Hilary. [Source]

LC's little sister Breanna is gettin' ready to stake her claim as Queen of the next generation of Laguna Beachers ... I mean, with a home as palatial as the Conrad Estate you know MTV had to feature her in the new season of Laguna Beach. It'd be such a waste to let that phat pad go to unused. Here are a few pictures from Breanna's My Space profile:


I'm not sure I think that Breanna will be as interesting as her big sister Lauren or any of the other old LBers (well, except for Alex M. -- at least, I hope that Breanna can be more interesting than Alex M.). We're just a few short weeks away from the new season of Laguna Beach ... I can't wait to see if the show is going to survive. [Source, thanks Allie]

Oh and speaking of the old Laguna Beachers, here is a gaggle of them (I spy the two Alexs and Kristin's old main gay Gary) hanging out together in NYC:


Rumor has it that these five former "stars" of MTV's Laguna Beach are trying to get their own TV show -- as a couple of aspiring actors and an aspiring singer, model and fashion designer. Um ... right. I somehow doubt that a group of sidekicks will get their own show ... yeah, good luck with that :) [thanks Ryan]

And finally, it's time for the Hot Dude of the Week ... let's give a warm welcome to Andrew:


Now, y'all know that I like 'em kinda muscley and I think that Andrew fills that niche very nicely. With the massive heat wave that has been gripping the nation, it's no wonder that Andrew is so quick to rip off his sleeveless t-shirt. I'm not complaining. Hope y'all enjoy! [Source]

The News:
Yesterday my friends and I had grand plans to haul our cookies up to Malibu, CA to spend a luxurious day sunning ourselves on the beach ... except that's not exactly how things went down. The one day we decide to go to the beach it has to get all overcast on us. We drove up to Malibu anyways to make the best of the day. Jim is a Pepperdine alum so he took us to his favorite places ... here are a few pictures of Jim, Davey and me playing at Zuma beach and on the campus at Pepperdine:


Even tho the sun stayed hidden for most of the day, we had fun nonetheless. The water was really warm ... if the sun was out, I would've gone in the ocean but the overcastness made it a bit too chilly for swimming. Jim took us up into the cliffs at Pepperdine for the coolest view of the entire city. It was amazing.

There was talk of another night of clubbing but we were all still a bit worn out from the previous night's partying so we decided to see a movie instead ... we went to go see Little Miss Sunshine:


Now this is a movie I could sink my teeth into. While the plotline was pretty simplistic (dysfunctional family/roadtrip/coming of age) what really grabbed me was the interesting characters. Is it any wonder that I loved the gloomy emo kid who was a devout follower of the teachings of Nietzsche who wanted to be a jet pilot? Steve Carrell was brilliant in this movie ... he's a funny guy, yes, but he can really act. There weren't many surprises in the story ... and the ending was kind of abrupt but I laughed out loud many, many times. We all enjoyed this movie. It really is funny as hell.

I have a few errands to do today ... I need to pick up some groceries and run a few other errands. It's gonna be a pretty tame Sunday for me. That is all ... I'm out.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Can't We All Just Get Along

Who knew that yesterday's post about Mel Gibson's DUI arrest would spark such an insane flurry of feedback. Many readers have spoken out on both sides of the issue. While I feel that my post was not inflammatory to anyone's personal beliefs, there are some readers who feel that my comments were an attack on religion and/or Christians as a whole. While I find this utterly ridiculous, I believe that everyone is entitled to their opinions ... Mel has already apologized for his drunken behavior (which tends to confirm the report by TMZ): "I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested," he said in a statement issued by his publicist. "I disgraced myself and my family with my behavior and for that I am truly sorry. I have battled with the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse" ... Gibson also apologized Saturday for what he called "my belligerent behavior" when he was taken into custody. "The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person," he said. "I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable." Soooo ... let's just move on with a new post and get back to the light-hearted fare that is way more fun to discuss ...

Check out this cute picture of Jamie Lynn Spears posing with her chubby nephew Sean Preston. The picture seems to be taken at the same house that the last picture was taken (note the same fugly drapes) ... and thankfully there isn't a fudgecicle in sight:


I love the look on Sean Preston's face ... he already looks worn out ... at the ripe old age of 10 months. Somebody get that kid some Jack Daniels already. [Source]

Kevin Federline is on the cover of the Steppin' Out magazine ... if you get past the funny white outfit and read the interview I think you'll find an eloquence in the man that was previously unknown:


When asked if he is concerned with his image (i.e. the way people view him) this is the answer he gave: My image is me. I'm myself. That's the image that people need to see. But it can take ten years. Know what I mean? Who knows? Ahhh ... his words like a sweet melody in my ears. He is truly a master orator ... and this, ladies and gentlemen, is only the beginning of the K-Fed media onslaught. With the release of his debut album at hand, we can be sure that he'll be popping up in the media all over the place. I don't think we have to worry about him scoring a Rolling Stone cover (I really hope that never happens) but you can be sure he'll be on the covers of more magazines. Steppin' Out magazine is available for download HERE. [Source]

Remember ... tonight is your chance to get up-close and personal with The Federline himself ...


... if I were in Vegas this weekend, you better believe I'd be there. If any brave souls trek out to Pure for the video shoot, send me your pics and stories so we can all live vicariously thru you. [Source]

Okay ... no more Spederline for now ... let's get to some hotness ... here are new pictures of David Beckham arriving in Austria to begin training for his soccer team Real Madrid. Who knew that Becks was such a fan of Louis Vuitton:


As if I needed another reason to lurve him. He's got great looks, great style and great taste (well, if you forget that Victoria Beckham thing). Hopefully we'll get to see new pictures of Becks and his fellow teammates doing their training thing in states of undress. Woot! One can only hope. [Source]

Hilary Duff has been spending some time in Canada where she's been doing a few shows, doing some fun shopping (with her mom) and doing some personal appearances. Here are a few pictures of Hil's appearance on Much Music's Much On Demand earlier this week:


Hilary looks great ... but that girl can't go anywhere without having a caffeinated drink in her hands. Anyways ... Hilary tells Much Music that she never told Elle magazine that she is a virgin and was completely shocked when she read that quote in the magazine: MuchNews spoke with Hilary yesterday, and she had this to say about the eyebrow-raising quote: "The thing is that I didn't say that. I wouldn't say that. I don't know how [the writer] got that out of what I said." Duff went on to say that the subject is "definitely not something that I would talk about or that I would want people to focus on. Or that I even think it's appropriate to talk about. Whose business is that?" Hmmm ... well, we know that Britney Spears was fond of talking about her virginity back in the day and then it blew up in her face when her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake revealed that they had been having sex when Brit was talking up her virtue. I don't blame Hilary for staying mum on the subject ... altho, this latest quote will prolly get tongues wagging on whether she is or isn't. [Source]

Poor Nicky Hilton ...


... she prolly really thinks this is why Lance Bass was never interested in her :) [Source]

Brody Jenner has updated his My Space profile with a few new pictures ... including this one of him exhaling a whole lotta smoke. Compare this picture of Brody with this older picture of Stephen Coletti:


It appears that Kristin Cavallari likes to date smokers. I wonder what it is that the lads are smoking? [Source, thanks Danielle]

Yesterday I posted a link to The Smoking Gun which revealed a hilarious letter from Morgan Creek productions to Lindsay Lohan. The letter chastises Linds for failing to report to work (she is currently shooting the movie Georgia Rule) because of her recent claim of "heat exhaustion". Having read the letter I felt it would bad of me to not post it here with a few bits of text highlighted:


I love it! I cannot believe they would call her out like this ... who knows how this letter got leaked to The Smoking Gun but holy crap it's funny. I suppose it remains to be seen if this will snap Lindsay back into shape permanently. She has already recovered from her ailment and has gotten her tush back to work. We'll see if she can stay a good little girl for the remainder of the shoot. [Source]

Here is the cover artwork for Janet Jackson's new album 20 Years Old:


I gotta admit ... she really looks great in this picture. I'm sure this beauty is more a testament to the powers of Photoshop but I greatly approve of the final product. I haven't been excited about new Janet Jackson music for quite some time but I am intrigued by this latest album. Click HERE to see her new video Call Me featuring Nelly. [Source]

And finally, all you cool kids in NYC need to get your booties down to MisShapes tonight to wish the beautiful LoveLeigh a very happy birthday:


Bloc Party will be on hand to wish her a very happy b-day ... and so should you. Happy Birthday, Leigh! XOXO [Source]

The News:
Last night, Jim and I met up with new friends Brian, Richard and Ryan for an amazing dinner at Koi. The food was absolutely delicious ... and believe me, we ate a lot of it. After dinner, we met up the boys at Fiesta Cantina for a few drinks -- and we ran into Superman Returns director Bryan Singer. He showed up with a few friends but wasn't being mobbed by anyone at all ... I got the impression that he goes there often.

After drinks, it was time for dancing so Jim, Davey, Ryan and I made our way to PopStarz:



We had an absolute blast ... I got to meet Pink readers Stephanie & Becca (who was celebrating her birthday last night), John & David and a few others. I also ran into friends Corey and Duckie who were also there dancing the night away. We had so much fun ... and that is why I'm dealing with such a terrible headache today. Thankfully, I wasn't the Designated Driver ... if it's one thing I've learned from the Mel Gibson fiasco ... WHOOPS! I am not gonna go there again ;)

I hope y'all are having a great weekend ... I'm out.

Friday, July 28, 2006

WWJD?

TMZ is reporting that staunch Christian Mel Gibson has been arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Wow. Ain't it interesting when fanatical hypocrites get busted for their sins?


Mel Gibson was arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in Malibu, Calif. early this morning for suspicion of DUI. Bail was set at $5,000. He was pulled over on the Pacific Coast Highway and a Breathalyzer test was administered. The arrest report lists the time of arrest as 2:36AM and the time booked as 4:06AM. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department told TMZ, "Mel Gibson was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. He was released later this morning. The investigation was still ongoing, just like it would be with any other person." Um ... just like any other person? I highly doubt that ... in any case, I seem to remember that Mel Gibson was very vocal about his Christian beliefs. I don't think he learned this behavior in church. [Source]

UPDATE: TMZ has posted an update to the story posted on their website:

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: A sheriff's official told TMZ Gibson had a blood alcohol level of .12. The legal limit in the state of California is .08.

That's a lot of alcohol, y'all. It is my understanding that you have to drink a few drinks to get your blood alcohol level up that high. No one should be driving under the influence of this much alcohol. EVER!

Additionally, there is a lot of religious back-and-forth going on in the comments. A few readers took this post as an attack on Christianity and I'm stating that it is not. While Mel Gibson was promoting his movie, The Passion of the Christ, he made it VERY known that he was opposed to "non-Christian" things including homosexuality. I took great offense to this and said so right here on this blog back when he made those comments. This post was meant to highlight the fact that Mel Gibson does not practice what he preaches. Drunk driving is a serious offense because it puts innocent people who happen to be driving at the same time at great risk. If Mr. Gibson is found guilty of this crime he should be punished to the full extent of the law. This is the point of this post.

UPDATE #2: TMZ, who has been all over this Mel Gibson DUI story, has just revealed more information regarding the arrest of Mel Gibson. According to TMZ.com, Mel Gibson was extremely belligerent to the arresting officer and then began to make anti-Semitic comments to and about that officer: TMZ has four pages of the original report prepared by the arresting officer in the case, L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy James Mee. According to the report, Gibson became agitated after he was stopped on Pacific Coast Highway and told he was to be detained for drunk driving Friday morning in Malibu. The actor began swearing uncontrollably. Gibson repeatedly said, "My life is f****d." Law enforcement sources say the deputy, worried that Gibson might become violent, told the actor that he was supposed to cuff him but would not, as long as Gibson cooperated. As the two stood next to the hood of the patrol car, the deputy asked Gibson to get inside. Deputy Mee then walked over to the passenger door and opened it. The report says Gibson then said, "I'm not going to get in your car," and bolted to his car. The deputy quickly subdued Gibson, cuffed him and put him inside the patrol car. Once inside the car, a source directly connected with the case says Gibson began banging himself against the seat. The report says Gibson told the deputy, "You mother f****r. I'm going to f*** you." The report also says "Gibson almost continually [sic] threatened me saying he 'owns Malibu' and will spend all of his money to 'get even' with me." The report says Gibson then launched into a barrage of anti-Semitic statements: "F*****g Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." Gibson then asked the deputy, "Are you a Jew?" The deputy became alarmed as Gibson's tirade escalated, and called ahead for a sergeant to meet them when they arrived at the station ... A law enforcement source says Gibson then noticed another female sergeant and yelled, "What do you think you're looking at, sugar tits?" I am completely shocked. The fact that Mel Gibson would have such language and such incendiary remarks so readily at his disposal is utterly repulsive. What kind of person is so readily able to spew out these types of anti-Semitic remarks? Head on over to TMZ for a full accounting of Mel's arrest and subsequent behavior. They have links to portions of the arresting report and many more details of the whole encounter.

There is absolutely no excuse for this kind of behavior.

I Got That Tick, Tick, Boom! That You Want

Spederline have packed up their things and have made their way to Kevin Federline's favorite playground -- Las Vegas. The fam is in town for the taping of K-Fed's video for the song Lose Control at Pure nightclub tomorrow night. Remember ... if you're in town and you want to be a part of Spederline history, you need to get your booty to Pure so that you can be in his music video. Here is a picture of Britney Spears and K-Fed introducing their young son Sean Preston to the glitz and glamour of Vegas as only they can:


Photo credit: X-17

That boy is prolly gonna have a gambling addiction by the time he starts walking. Besides the taping of his first music video, I'm sure The Federline has a nice, full agenda of male bonding activities for he and Sean P. I somehow doubt this will be little Sean's first visit to a strip club. Long live, Spederline! [Source]

Miami Vice had its UK premiere in London yesterday ... here are a couple pictures of Colin Farrell at the premiere:


I can't lie ... Colin Farrell is a good-looking man. I wanna like his movies, really I do. I kinda sorta enjoyed Phone Booth ... there were bits of Alexander that really spoke to me (er, okay ... it was only the nekkid bits ... but they were good nekkid bits) and I honestly liked The Recruit. I'm not really sure I want to see Miami Vice ... I think it's the idea of the '80s TV show that is turning me off. I dunno ... I think I'll wait until I hear something good who's seen the movie before I decide to plunk down the $12 bucks. There are so many other great movies I need to see ... I dunno ... are there any nekkid bits in Miami Vice? [Source]

While Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew McConaughey are bizzy bike riding together all over Southern California together, the third part of the trifecta has been curiously absent. It turns out that Lance Armstrong is in Iowa participating in the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa which is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Here are pictures of Lance doing his thang in the great state of Iowa:


Cycling icon Lance Armstrong got a taste of Iowa's muggy summer weather, a bit of pie and adulation from thousands of fans Thursday as he continued his trek across the state. Riding in his second day of the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, Armstrong and his cycling entourage made a quick pit stop in this rural town where he was swarmed by riders, reporters and residents awaiting his arrival ... On Wednesday, Armstrong joined an estimated 20,000 cyclists pedaling 70 miles of the fourth leg of RAGBRAI, a summer ride that stretches across the state and is as much about sampling pie, sweet corn and stopping at beer gardens as it is about cycling. He then made a stop in Newton and told a crowd of thousands that his visit to Iowa was about mixing business with pleasure. As a cancer survivor, the 34-year-old wanted to raise awareness about the nation's leading killer ... After getting a late start Thursday, Armstrong biked across the gentle rolling hills, oceans of corn fields and small towns across south central Iowa, waving to onlookers as he breezed through several small towns along the 77-mile route. At midday, Armstrong stopped briefly at the beer garden in Montezuma, where he signed autographs and posed for pictures. He then finished in Marengo and dashed off to spend the night in Iowa City. This sounds like a fun event ... especially for someone like Lance Armstrong. As much as I love the company of friends he keeps, I think I love his dedication to speaking out on the need for cancer research and funding much more. Go, Lance, go! [thanks Janice]

Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz have been spotted in Mexico this week ... are the pair in town for rest and relaxation or is there something more going on? Here are pictures of the pair playing on the beach together:


I hear that the pair are in Honolulu where they were spotted dining with a big time realtor. Word is that they are purchasing a $25 million dollar estate together -- apparently this estate is the most expensive piece of residential property for sale on the island. Hmm ... I wonder if this joint big-purchase is a sign of other big news to come. [Source]

Did you know that Nicole Richie is a huge fan of karaoke? Did you know that she likes to sing songs by Journey, Eminem and Dr. Dre? See ... this is why she rules. Here are a couple pictures of Nicole singing her little heart out at Guy's Tuesday night karaoke party which is hosted by supastar DJ Samantha Ronson:


All hail Nicole Richie! The Simple Life star has been ruling the scene Tuesdays at L.A. club Guy's hot new karaoke night. Recently, Richie and pal Lindsay Lohan hit the stage for Dr. Dre and Eminem's "Forget About Dre." "Just so you know, I'm black, so this is from my roots!" Richie yelled into her microphone. And when they poured their hearts out to the Journey classic "Don't Stop Believin,'" Mary-Kate Olsen, who sat nearby, held up a lighter concert-style ... week earlier, Richie kicked off her stilettos for Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice Baby" while pal and celeb deejay Samantha Ronson (who hosts Guy's weekly karaoke event) danced backup. I love it! I'm not sure what the little boy undies have to do with karaoke but I'm down. I hope Nicole keeps up her residency at Guy's ... I may have to pay a little visit myself to check out her skills. [Source]

Well ... Kid Rock only has one night left of freedom before he marries Pamela Anderson in the South of France tomorrow ... here is a picture of Kid Rock thinking about all the things he's about to give up when he says "I Do" to Pammy Pie this weekend:


Yeah ... I don't think that he should be frettin' over the chicks that he's giving up for Pamela. She is woman enough for him ... actually, she's woman enough for 3 of him. I think these two are going to have a great marriage together ... I've always thought that they were well suited for one another. Best of luck, y'all ... I'll be toasting you with a PBR tomorrow night! [Source]

Us Weekly is reporting that Tori Spelling is in dire financial straits ... according to this week's cover story, poor little Tori doesn't have 2 nickels to rub together since her mother, Candy Spelling, cut her out of her father's estate:


In the history of poor little rich girls, Tori Spelling may be the poorest. At least that's the way her story is told in the new Us Weekly, which quotes sources as saying the daughter of Aaron Spelling will inherit just $800,000 of the TV legend's estimated $500 million fortune ... Crunching the revised numbers in its Aug. 7 issue, Us reports Tori Spelling's designated share amounts to a 0.16 percent fragment of the nine-figure largesse. The actress' next likely move, according to the magazine: Contesting the will--potentially charging that an ailing Aaron Spelling "was not of sound mind" when he signed revisions to the document three months prior to his June 23 death ... "She was never banking on getting a lot of money," the "pal" tells the magazine ... Tori Spelling's inheritance is said to be shy some zeroes because of her ongoing estrangement from her mother. While Us' moles intimate that Candy Spelling put the kibosh on Tori getting more money, the magazine further reports that Randy Spelling, Tori Spelling's 27-year-old actor brother, who is not estranged from his mother, also will inherit $800,000. Still, Us' pro-Tori insiders insist Tori and Randy will not be treated equally. "Randy is set for life," a source tells the magazine. "Candy will take care of him." Candy Spelling is the sole executor of her late husband's estate, Us says. This shizz is insane ... but the best part of this whole story are the pictures that US Weekly has of Tori and new hubby Dean McDermott shopping at a Dollar Store and hanging around pawn shops. LOL! Poor Tori. [Source]

Here are a few screencaps from the trailer for the upcoming season of Laguna Beach:


MTV is really billing this new season of the show as a rebirth of sorts. This season will focus on a whole new cast (I believe only 2 girls from this season's cast were shown in season two episodes ... and only briefly). From the looks of the trailer, it looks like it's gonna be the same show ... but we'll have to see if any of these kids can pull off a persona like LC, Kristin, Stephen or Talan.

You can tell that they really want it ...


... we'll see if they can pull it off. Click HERE to check out the trailer for yourself. [Source]

Speaking of really wanting to make it, here are few new promo pictures of Danity Kane:


I've been watching Making the Band 3 and I gotta admit ... I'm not sure that DK are gonna make a go of it. I haven't been that impressed by what I've heard so far. They are going to need a super hot single to even get them up to Pussycat Dolls status ... and that ain't saying much. I'm not ready to count them out yet ... I see lots of potential in Aundrea and Aubrey ... but I'm not really holding my breath. They look cute tho, that's something ... right? [Source]

Here are new promo pictures of Beyonce who thinks she looks cute:


And she would be incorrect in that assumption. I'm not exactly sure what kind of vibe she's going for in her latest promo shots but ... if this is all a result of her Sasha nonsense then I think she has really lost it. [Source]

It seems that Jessica Simpson (or her record company) was none too pleased with the cover artwork for her not-yet-released album A Public Affair because she's already ordered up a new picture:


It's not vastly different from the first cover artwork. I actually prefer the other one better. Who knows, maybe she'll give it another shot and change the cover one more time before the album is released ... she still has about a month to go. [Source]

And finally, here are a few pictures sent in by Pink readers in various states of celebration. Ashlee sends in this picture of her friend Lainy who just got married ... Jodi sends in this picture from her daughter Courtney's 1st birthday party ... and Becca sends in this picture of the birthday cake that her friend Chris made for her birthday:


I am just really touched that so many people like to include PITNB in their celebrations. It makes me really happy that this blog is a fun resource for people to enjoy with their friends ... while at work, at school, at home ... whenevs. Thank you all so much for all the support ... I heart you all! XO [thanks Lainey & Ashlee, Jodi & Courtney and Becca & Chris]


Newsies:
So there I was yesterday morning ... knee deep in furniture boxes from my delivery from Crate & Barrel when I got a call from CNN. They asked me to be a guest on Showbiz Tonight again. The topic was The Power of Celebrity Blogs (with a slight focus on the Lance Bass story). You kinda can't say no to CNN so I dropped what I was doing and got ready. The fine folks at CNN were nice enough to send a car for me so I got door-to-door service ... which was very nice. Here are a few screencaps from my most recent appearance on Showbiz Tonight:


I was very happy with this appearance, I was much less nervous than I was the last time I was on the show (when I gave commentary on the Britney Spears Dateline interview). I was running around so frantically yesterday that I didn't get a chance to update the site with news of my appearance. I'm not sure how many of you got to see the piece that aired last night but you can read the transcript HERE.

After the interview and all the fussing with my bedroom furniture, I had to get ready to go to the theater. Davey and I were invited to see the Jonathan Larson show Tick ... Tick ... Boom! last night ... and we had a great time:


If you are a Rent fan then you must see this show. It is very unfair to compare it to Rent itself but you can definitely see and hear little bits and pieces of Rent in this show. The music is great ... I loved the songs ... Jonathan Larson is an amazing lyricist. The staging was simple but effective and I felt the acting was superb. Wilson Cruz (who played Michael) was phenomenal. I never knew that he could sing that well. I was very impressed ... The lead role of Jon was played by the understudy Matt Lutz. We were told it was only his third performance but I would've never guessed. He was great! But my favorite performer was Tami Tappan Damiano. She played Susan and totally blew me away. Her range was incredible ... she could sing, dance, be funny ... I really enjoyed her performance.

If you plan on seeing this show, don't go expecting to see a Rent prequel ... you may suss out elements that made their way into Rent but this show is different. It's simpler but poignant. I really wish Jonathan Larson was able to write more shows ... he was taken from us way too soon. That's pretty much all I kept thinking about as I watched the show last night.

Jim and I have some fun sushi plans tonight and I hear we may make a cameo at Pop Starz for dancing. Should be fun.

That is all ... have a great weekend! I'm out.